Gucci to go season-less with collections #COVID-19 @gucci #gucci

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‘Tis No Season

Gucci made the drastic decision on Sunday that it is pivoting its collections into a whole new direction, it’s dropping seasonal collections of fall, pre-fall, spring, and summer, and going season less, knowing no time of year of when pieces are suppose to be, thanks to COVID19, and plummeting sales crippling the fashion industry, and all other industries.

Gucci will only have two collections a year that will catwalk, following suit with Gucci is Saint Laurent, who’s also on the lean to only have 2 collections of year walk the runway, responding to the COVID19 world of social distancing, and change to comfort wear, leading again to thin sales everywhere else.

A strong commentary from the CFDA & BFC about how COVID19 has crippled the fashion industry strongly recommends designers, brands, and retailers slow down their merchandise deliveries because inventory stacks up too fast, and know when it’s the right time to sell product, practice sustainability with collections and travel, and get strictly back to creativity instead of hard focus on fast collections.

And applauding these efforts which is sure to have a domino effect on every house in fashion are Fashion Mingle, who’s been devoted like many influencers in fashion to stress about season-less collections, because there’s no telling when the new COVID19 normal will give away to the normal we’re use to.

Daniel Quintanilla

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Nick Cordero suffering from lung infection was cause for brief downturn in #COVID-19 fight #wakeupnick #broadway

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There’s Always A Reason

Nick Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, gave a new update on her Instagram story early Today that the reason Nick had a brief downtown on Wednesday was because Nick had a new lung infection, all part of the suffering Nick’s going through in his recovery from COVID19.

After the minor setback Nick had on Wednesday, Nick has slowly, but surely overcome that rough day in his illness, Amanda overall says it has been a rough week for the beloved Broadway star who’s got undying support.

Shortly after the grim update, all the #wakeupnick songs and prayers came in, which led to a tremendous recovery less than 2 days later, sending Nick’s condition once again on the upswing.

Daniel Quintanilla

Maria’s by @alidaboer new #YOTECUIDO beaded kit for #COVID-19 @MariasBag

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Stylish & Safe

Maria’s Bag by Alida Boer has brought its design team together for the handbag brand to unveil today their new #YOTEGUIDO beaded kit where Maria’s beautiful patterns meet the awareness of COVID19, addressing the concerns of its customer base.

Maria’s new #YOTEGUIDO beaded kit from their “La Blue Bird” collection was made in collaboration with a group of talented artisans from Quiche generating work from them in this challenging time.

The #YOTEGUIDO beaded kit includes a face mask inspired by Maria’s beautiful textiles, an antibacterial gel, and wonderful beaded pouch, all showing off Maria’s Bag tremendously.

And in Guatemala where Maria’s Bag originates, Maria’s is donating face masks to those heroes and the most vulnerable population, also effectively helping institutions who are on the front lines fighting COVID19.

Daniel Quintanilla

Kristin Cavallari cooks up Dutch Baby #recipe out of ‘True Roots’ @KristinCav #kristincavallari @penguinrandom

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Let’s Gather Around The Table

It’s Sunday morning, time to put down the laptops, iPhones, homeschooling, work from home, weekday blues, Saturday excitement, and such to have a good ole Sunday morning breakfast, Kristin Cavallari off of Instagram story did just that today with her 3 kids Saylor, Jaxon, and Cam, making a recipe right out of her “True Roots” cookbook called Dutch Baby, where pancakes meets crepes.

Dutch Baby, all Daniel plus Lauren can tell you is that it’s made out of whole ingredients like coconut oil, almond milk, arrowroot powder, oat flour, lemon zest, eggs, pink Himalayan salt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

Now if you want to know how go make Dutch Baby today, or any day you declare Sunday morning, you must buy “True Roots” for yourself delivered to your door, or download it now for you to make Dutch Baby after reading this piece, you can even buy “True Roots” off of Uncommon James.

And don’t forget Kristin’s follow up to “True Roots” called “True Comfort” due out on September 29, more wholesome recipes to enjoy if you still choose to stay home come then.

Daniel Quintanilla

Kristin Cavallari celebrates Saturday with flowers @KristinCav #kristincavallari #flowers #farmersmarket

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It’s The Weekend, Finally

Kristin Cavallari had plenty of reason to turn a small feat into a joyous monumental moment today, as if the weekend wasn’t plenty of reason to jump for joy, or the fact that it’s Memorial Day weekend, a 3 day weekend, or the unofficial start of summer, Kristin rejoiced as she was able to get flowers at her local farmer’s market in Nashville, Tennessee again.

Aside from the beautiful flowers, Kristin bought herself a box full of vegetables, which seem to be carrots, scallions, beets, and other garden goodies that come to mind in this summer season that’s finally started.

Each small step for Kristin is another moment of victory as Kristin begins a new chapter in her life without Jay Cutler, though Kristin did sadly say good-bye to her three season E! reality show, “Very Cavallari” on Tuesday, saying she was grateful for the adventure.

But on the upside, Kristin discovered another small victory in her corner, like playing “Ms. Monopoly” on Thursday, where women make more money than a man at every move.

Daniel Quintanilla

Nick Cordero’s condition is on the up once again against #COVID_19 #wakeupnick #broadway

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Keep Fighting

Nick Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, was happy to report Friday evening that her husband Nick continues to improve in his fight against COVID19, saying in her Instagram story that Nick is doing good, defying the odds.

Amanda continues by saying that Nick is fighting and showing improvements each day, it’s exactly what Nick needs, small improvements are a small win that equal a victory, Amanda also gave thanks to God.

Amanda also reported late Thursday that Nick made it out of a rough patch after taking a turn for the worst on Wednesday, which was taking 2 steps back at the time.

After Amanda’s tearful update about Nick on Wednesday, where Amanda also encouraged Nick’s supporters to send in their prayers, the songs and messages came pouring in in Nick’s favor, and it was just one of many elements needed for Nick.

Daniel Quintanilla

Fashion Mingle webinar on being your own publicist with #minglemastermindgroup @fashionmingle #COVID_19

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Knock On The Doors

Today, the Fashion Mingle’s “Mingle Mastermind Group” ended another week in quarantine by shifting gears from brands and retailers pivoting to digital, to freelancers who need to be their own public relations to promote their work with Rebekah Epstein, the founder of fifteen media with this week’s topic “DIY PR: How To Be Your Own Publicist”.

Freelancers who’ve always found ways to get themselves out there in front of other freelance writers and media people to use their work have also been hit very hard by COVID19, and it’s essential for freelancer in fashion, as well as brands and retailers now, be their own publicists, it starts by getting your work out in front of other freelance publicists, writers, and producers at TV stations and networks who don’t just do freelance for one media company.

Many brands and retailers can’t afford a public relations company in their budget to get their products out there, so the next best thing is hire your own PR people to get your products in front of media outlets of all kinds, social media is good, but that’s not the all end solution, you must send emails to contacts you find at one or two media outlets to show off your brand’s products, make sure you send them one great image and be brief with the email, also send a follow up to see if what your sending interest them; it doesn’t always work, but another product may work down the line, and/ or simply find other contacts that do want your product.

If you happen to produce product for a TV network or even local TV stations in your market, it’s a big plus if you’ve got a package of your brand for a specific time of year or dominating the fluff news headlines produced, filmed, written, and ready to go for a producer to grab for their newscasts at a moment’s notice, TV news shows are definitely looking for stories to fill their show very quickly.

The most helpful thing when Freelance Publicists send their brand’s work out to media outlets is do pieces that are catered to a specific time of year like with Father’s Day, The Fourth Of July, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day and such, and even graduation time.

Even though graduation ceremonies are not taking place due to COVID19, it doesn’t mean that you can’t create graduation specific pieces done at home through Zoom, or create item pieces right out of your home for brands you do public Relations work for to send over to media outlets to use.

Daniel Quintanilla

Kristin Cavallari resist destination urge with @UncommonJames @KristinCav #uncommonjames #kristincavallari #vacation #jewelry

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Is Summer Here Yet?

Don’t do it, don’t go on vacation, said no one, until COVID19 came uninvited, and caused us to stay where we are and not go anywhere so COVID19 can be stopped, but it shouldn’t stop you from dreaming up a place to go, it’s not stopping Kristin today from dreaming of her favorite vacation destination wearing her finest jewelry from Uncommon James.

As Kristin resists the urge to hop on a place to parts known or unknown, Kristin started out with the UJ Chelsea Ring consisting of delicate details with subtle textures, and Girl Boss Earrings with generic gold hoops.

Atocha is a very big part of Uncommon James success, so Kristin relies on Atocha and Atocha large for her dreams of a vacation destination she’d like to go to right now, plus the ever-popular Chain Bracelet to top off destination luxury.

Also on the Uncommon James Instagram story today was Kristin’s uber-popular brand showing off how Jessica Alba loves UJ with MOMMY & MINI bracelets, plus a jar of UJ Tennessee pine.

Daniel Quintanilla

Kristin Cavallari’s ex-BFF Kelly Henderson fires back at trolls about #jaycutler #divorce @commentsby

Silent No More

Kelly Henderson, the one who use to hold the title of Best Friend Forever with Kristin Cavallari, showed the world on Thursday via commentsbycelebs on Instagram that’s she’s had it up to eye’s length with the negative remarks people are leaving about the bracelet, which has fired speculation that Kelly had an affair with Kristin’s soon to be ex-husband, Jay Cutler.

One of Kelly’s trolls accused Kelly about the bracelet on the man’s arms being a nice touch in the post, the troller then attacked Kelly’s looks, and warned Kristin to keep an eye on her so-called BFF, Kelly fired back at the troll saying it’s a waste of time to go back and forth about this whole thing, and them choosing to cause trouble instead of seeking truth.

It was earlier this month that the infamous bracelet photo was posted by Kelly, which caused a firestorm of speculation by the public about Kelly having an affair with Jay, and Kelly’s line of defense the first time was apparently not enough.

Somewhere in-between the third and final season of “Very Cavallari”, Kristin finally had to let go of Kelly after a long period of time went by without hearing from Kelly, Kristin a few days ago pulled the plug on her E! reality show.

Daniel Quintanilla

Kohl’s support Children’s Hospital LA in #COVID19 @Kohls @ChildrensLA #Kohls #ChildrensLA

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All Efforts Count

Kohl’s wanted to send you a friendly reminder today via their Instagram story that they’ve partnered with Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to lend their support during time we’re going through, the time, and pandemic that is COVID19.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps our patients more than half a million times each year in a setting designed just for their needs.

CHLA is a provider of more than $316.2 million in community benefits annually to children and families; and as the first pediatric hospital in Southern California, CHLA relies on the generosity of philanthropists in the community to support compassionate patient care, leading-edge education of the caregivers of tomorrow and innovative research efforts that impact children at our hospital and around the world.

The Kohl’s and Children’s Hospital LA connection reaches well into Kohl’s brands, like Lauren Conrad (who also today launched her new Little Co. by Lauren Conrad, a children’s edition of LC Lauren Conrad), who mentions Children’s Hospital LA on LaurenConrad.com, reminding us to donate and volunteer during COVID19, and in normal times as well.

Daniel Quintanilla