Jill Jill Stuart Exclusive Launch Party with Macy’s

By Akela Moore

The American brand Jill Stuart has been around for 30 years and has made a huge impact on the dress industry and we were invited to an exclusive preview of the collection created for Macy’s. Along with Kelly Bensimon and Anna Sophia Robb, women can now purchase Jill Jill Stuart at a lower price point and receive incredible pieces to ear to weddings, dates, galas and so on from Macy’s. Jill Jill Stuart joins leading designers such as T by Tahari and Marc by Marc Jacobs to provide more affordable clothing and accessories at the mid-tier level. The Good Behavior rooftop located at the MADE hotel was the perfect backdrop to toast with the hotel de wood cocktail!  (more…)

All about the PatchWork!


After a stroll through Macy’s yesterday I noticed most brands are bringing back patches on jeans. Now, I was definitely the girl in high-school that wore brands with logos or patches everywhere. My go to brand was Pepe jeans and if I knew they would make a comeback I might have kept them granted would they still fit is another story.   (more…)

Bragging Rights

Image result for 46th annual brag galaOct 20th, The Fashion Plug attended the 46th annual BRAG Scholarship and Awards Gala on Park Avenue here in New York City. The annual event recognizes the achievements of individuals in the fashion, retail and related industries who are aligned with BRAG’s mission. Which is to educate professionals, entrepreneurs and students of color for executive leadership. (more…)

Rachel Roy Returns

Designer Rachel Roy with beauty queen looks makes a return to her fashion line next fall for fashion week. Now I for one am very happy to hear this as I use to be slightly obsessed with the designer so much so that I landed a job with her after I graduated college. She was very hands on, always in the office giving us effortless fashionable looks for days.

“I have a brand, I have a president, I have partners that have a shared vision,” stated Roy.

Although her sister line Rachel Rachel Roy that is sold in Macys is doing quiet well, Rachel wants to get back to lush fabrics and design elements that are made for women with very full lives that can now afford the things she wants.


Major Retailers head to Abu Dhabi

First international Macy’s department store and the first Bloomingdale’s in Abu Dhabi marks a momentous milestone in UAE retail history. Scheduled to open in Spring 2018, each multi-level flagship will boast over 200,000 square feet of retail, marking the two largest department store offerings in the region. The $1 billion retail development at Al Maryah Central by Gulf Related is set to change the face of retail across the region.

The signing of the 205,000 square foot Macy’s to open at Al Maryah Central marks the first time that Macy’s will open a store outside of the US. The opening of the 230,000 square foot Bloomingdale’s marks the first store to open in Abu Dhabi and the second store in the UAE.

Each of the flagship stores will be divided across four levels offering residents and visitors to Al Maryah Central access to the apparel, accessories, home and beauty brands that Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are famous for worldwide.(bkdailynewz)

Save your money now as Abu Dhabi is a pricey trip and with the new attractions to come it will make it all the more expensive. Let’s hope in the near future there is another computer glitch were the flights