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Looking for a Sexy Chic Popup? Look No Further Than the Hottttt “House of Triumph”

New York, NY – August 21 2014 – Triumph Lingerie, the 127-year-old lingerie brand widely recognized around the world as “The Maker of Lingerie”, proudly announces House of Triumph- a multi-use brand space located at the Old Bowery Station in Manhattan. House of Triumph is open now through September 10th.triumphe 11

Triumph will host a series of events including a luxurious pampering day for women and a premium sample sale – designed to encourage New Yorkers to experience the world of Triumph.

The luxury spa day takes place this Saturday, August 23rd from 2pm-6pm. Invited guests will enjoy an afternoon of champagne, canapés, manicures and massages. Triumph’s Tailoresses will also be on site to offer personal bra fittings and ensure guests walk away with a perfectly fitted bra. Long Island residents will be transported to NYC in style with complimentary pickup and drop off from both Long Island Triumph Lingerie stores (Walt Whitman and Roosevelt Field malls). See in-stores for details.

The premium sample sale- taking place on September 5th, 6th and 7th – will give guests an exclusive preview of the upcoming Autumn/Winter collections while offering past seasons lingerie at reduced prices. Triumph bras, panties, shapewear, nightdresses, swimwear and loungewear will also be available for up to 50% off.

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“Creating an elevated & innovative experience for our customers has always been Triumph’s strength. We pride ourselves on our unparalleled fit, beautiful design and the highest quality lingerie that cater to self-confident women who share in our appreciation for style, fit and comfort. These offerings will be on full display at House of Triumph,” says John Groman, General Manager of Triumph US. “Having seen great success at our stores on Long Island, we are so excited to integrate into the fashion forward culture of Manhattan in advance of a new store opening in 2015. We believe that Triumph lingerie will resonate with the women of New York as they share our appreciation for both quality and design.”

Address:
The Old Bowery Station
168 Bowery, New York, NY, 10013
Lingerie lovers are welcome to RSVP to HouseofTriumph@exposure.net.

For more information and all the latest from Triumph, please visit triumph.com or follow them at @triumph_us on Instagram & Twitter.

The Eyes Don’t Have It- Nine Essential Shoe Tips for Men & Women in 2014

by Cathy Berger, Fashion Societe

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Why since the dawn of time is there so much fascination about footwear? After all, shoes simply provide protection from the dirty mean streets of the world, right? A “good pair” will outlast most clothing. But does a pair of shoes get noticed before a pair of eyes? Eyes are windows to the soul but shoes, they say, Make The Man – and women are, admittedly, addicted.

For anyone female or male, young or old, rich or poor, who is looking to sartorially reveal something about themselves, shoes are a most popular indicator. The wrong ones invoke hushed snide remarks. The right ones invoke stares and envy. Articles abound that proclaim to reveal what shoe choices really mean about the wearer.

So Ladies first – here are five points for successful shoe looks at work and play:

1. High heeled pointy shoes are all the rage. Studded, colorblocked, ankle-strapped, D’Orsay– we encourage you to peruse with pleasure. Problem is, this trend is hell on toes. If you can’t/won’t wear them because of discomfort, there is an option: Companies like Nike have paired with Cole Haan to offer sleek looks that offer delightfully comfortable toe boxes. This allows breathing space at the point via an ever so slightly round or square “cut off” that still has that desired sex appeal like the pointy toe sports.

2. Know how high a heel you truly can pull off . Face it, not everyone is meant to walk around in five inch stilettos! While sky high heels do look great and make legs look long and beautiful, so do certain lower heels when cut low on the vamp and high on the back of the heel. This gives the illusion of a deeper decline. If you still can’t balance yourself properly with a heel, then try a platform shoe which conceals the elevated area underneath the ball of the feet.

3. Ever leave the fun behind because “my shoes are killing me”? Proper fit is key to happy feet and a good attitude. Make sure your shoes hug the sides and length of your feet regardless of the “size”. Space = Sliding and sliding creates nasty, painful blisters.
Dr. Scholls and others sell padding options that close gaps and ease pressure — use them!

4. Treat yourself to a stylish pair of flats which have been and will remain so on-trend in 2014. Carla Bruni looks hot in them standing next to her husband, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. For us mere mortals, choose something pretty in a neutral color with a little sparkle for an easy go-to, run- around shoe. And a word to our fellow party-lovers: always keep a pair on standby for those nights when you know your feet will need a break from heels.

5. Take care of your shoes. Clean them, polish them. If they are becoming
worn-looking, take thee to the shoemaker and have them repaired with new taps or soles. [This goes for men too, who also should make sure laces are in good shape and not frayed.]

Shoe Article Mens Pant Length 500We find men often have more questions about what pant length should be worn with their shoes, rather than what shoe styles are essential.  So Men — here are 4 pointers to guide the right overall look from your knees down:

1.  Jeans – look best when worn with boots or sneakers or casual loafers. The hem should cover the back heel and you should not be able to see the socks (if worn at all).

2.  Chinos – best worn with edgy (not gym) sneakers and should hang quite long over your shoe.

3.  Cuffed [Suit] Pants – should be worn with classic, clean line shoes, nothing casual or thick-soled. Wear with a sharp crease down the front; let them cover and sit on top of the shoe.

4.  Un-cuffed Suit Pants – can be worn with classic, somewhat casual yet current shoes and the hem should come down a little further than with cuffed suit pants and allow for a small break.

With a new year ahead, what better time to “get it right” by starting at the bottom and working your way up! Style and comfort is our fav blend for 2014. Just don’t forget to think of something as you walk that makes your eyes sparkle as well. ~

Winter Sale: Not Always A Bargain

This winter season, the sales outnumber the snowflakes. With bargain signs 90 saleeverywhere, where do you start? 90% off is a pretty tempting draw. Just remember, regardless of what something costs, how good you look depends mainly on how wisely you choose.
 
Here are 8 tips to out-smart those sales:
 
1. Don’t buy anything at 50-70% off if it is not something that you would want at regular price. Exception: If it’s a hot and obvious trend that looks totally fabulous, buy this thrill and enjoy knowing it will have a very limited life.
 
2. No matter how inexpensive, it is not a great deal if it doesn’t fit with your needs. It will end up being a cheap find stuck in the back of your closet. Save that money and put it towards something you can’t wait to wear.
 
3. You can’t go wrong with high quality basics from designers that you normally wouldn’t/couldn’t spend the money on.
 
4. Take garment care into consideration. If it is something you’ll have to dry clean with each and every wear, then your bargain may no longer be a bargain. If it looks inordinately delicate and you are afraid it won’t hold up to cleaning/washing, maybe it is best left in the store. Poor workmanship doesn’t hold up at any price.
 
5. Is it a flattering color; does it suit your figure or physique; is it the proper length? By the way, these are questions to ask yourself before ANY purchase.
 
6. Attack the bargain racks like you’re shopping for groceries–with a list of what you actually need for your wardrobe. Advanced tip: What you buy should go with at least 2 pieces you already own.
 
7. A real steal is a garment you truly need in a color you’ll wear often. Basic colors like grey, beige, brown, navy or black are easy to coordinate with other items and stay in style forever.
 
8. Try before you buy when the sale price is marked “Final Sale”. Many ultra bargains are not returnable. Don’t spend if you’re not sure.

Despite these tips you’re the proud owner of a new mistake? Swap your unwanted “treasures” with friends who can use them!