The further along in my career I proceed, both in the educational and social media fields, I understand the importance of making a good first impression. I don’t often write about fashion, as I am not an expert nor do I pretend to be. However, this collection from Roland Mouret makes me want to know about the history of the design and be first in line to purchase some new pieces that deliver the punch I need to make an unforgettable first impression. Looking forward to the collection this August, just in time for back to school shopping season.
Below is a full press release with more information on the designer, dates and his social media channels.
Banana Republic and celebrated designer Roland Mouret are pleased to announce the Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection – a limited-edition, covetable capsule highlighting Mouret’s keen understanding of fit and the female form through the use of Banana Republic’s signature Sloan fabric. Banana Republic’s Sloan Collection of dresses, skirts and pants has gained acclaim for the use of contour stretch fabric. The women’s capsule launches exclusively at select Banana Republic locations worldwide and online in early August 2014.
The foundation of the Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection – the Banana Republic Sloan fabric – is a unique blend of rich, bi-stretch fabric, which creates a “magic” fit that shapes through figure-flattering silhouettes. Mouret, famous for his exceptional skills in draping, structure and style, naturally gravitated toward this signature material, which he hand-draped, cut and pinned on the body to create this iconic capsule. The nearly 30-piece collection shines a light on Mouret’s craftsmanship talents through the use of this dynamic fabric.
Mouret is best known for his feminine, hourglass fitted dresses, which have become a favourite among Hollywood stars. In 2006, the British based designer with a French heart and soul, became a household name when A-listers first wore Mouret’s now-famous Galaxy dress on the red carpet.
“Partnering with Banana Republic on this project was such an adventure for me,” says Roland Mouret, founder and designer of his namesake label. “The common goal for this collection is to offer incredible fit through an assortment of hourglass silhouettes using Banana Republic’s Sloan fabric, extending my love of structure into accessible prices. These pieces are multi-functional for the modern woman to wear and accessorize in her own way, making her always ready for life’s journey.”
The Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection pushes fashion and function with must-have additions to a stylish modern wardrobe. Key details include bold colourblocking, graphic perforated details, leopard prints, playful proportions and, of course, svelte cuts on everything from blazers and pencil skirts to sheath dresses. Apparel includes petite styles and will range in price from $62 (belt) – $205 (dress).
“I’m so inspired by Roland’s skill for draping and attention to fit,” says Banana Republic Vice President of Women’s Design, Melloney Birkett. “He has such a strong sense of how to dress a woman, and brings a beautiful sensuality to his work. Roland’s vision really matched ours as we worked together to use his design expertise as a build to Banana Republic’s Sloan fabric to create a truly covetable collection.”
The Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection will be featured in Banana Republic’s August campaign, including select print, online, direct mail and in-store. Join the conversation on Twitter with @BRStyleCA @RolandMouret.
My life is busy. I don’t wear ‘busy’ as a badge of honour, it is just the way our lives have evolved. Our children, pets, home, farm and careers take a lion’s share of our day. Once in a while my husband and I stop and reconnect.
My husband loves nothing more than being at the cottage, sitting on the dock and enjoying the silence, but in the middle of winter that is impossible. I asked my best friend to take the kids for a couple of hours while I prepared a simple, healthy meal, with our favourite ingredients. I found a recipe on Appehtite.ca and decided to modify it to suit our tastes.
Sherrie-Mae’s Chicken & Bacon Brown Butter Sacchetti
1 600g package of Olivieri Chicken & Bacon Sacchetti
6 slices Maple Leaf pre cooked bacon (chopped)
1 medium sized orange bell pepper
1/3 cup of unsalted butter
pinch of sea salt
dash of roasted garlic powder 4re4
sprigs of fresh cilantro
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
The fresh Olivieri Sacchetti pasta took only three minutes to prepare. I browned the butter, cooked bacon and slices of orange bell pepper in a large saute pan for 4 minutes, just until the peppers began to soften. I drained the pasta and tossed 1/2 of the cooked pasta into the the saute pan. Gently, with a wooden spoon I sautéed the pasta with the brown butter mixture. I then sprinkled roasted garlic powder and sea salt over the pasta while maintain a low heat for 2 minutes. I finished the dish with a sprig of cilantro and shredded mozzarella. In less than 15 minutes I created a romantic dinner with my husband.
We enjoyed the dish sitting by the fire place warming our feet and reconnecting.
The good people Olivieri Pasta are running a Valentine’s Day contest. The grand prize is a luxurious spa trip for two, a fabulous gift for the most romantic day of the year.
You can find more recipes and healthy ideas on Olivieri Pasta’s Pinterest page. I personally use the the Amazing Appetizers board weekly, for quick meals on the go.
I also follow Olivieri Pasta on Instagram, they post inspirational dishes daily. You should really check them out.
I am also giving away 6 FPC from Olivieri. Each coupon is good for a package of fresh Olivieri Pasta, flavorful Olivieri Sauce or Olivieri Garlic Bread. Use the entry form below for quick and easy entry. Winners will be notified on February 7th, 2014.
The Christmas Curse is a book written for every young person who has ever asked for more gifts at Christmas. The books brings to light the sad truth that our over consuming habits can destroy the happiness Christmas can bring.
Kimberly Kinrade, brings to life the story of Bella, a young girl who wanted more at Christmas time and the disastrous affects of having too much of a good thing. Along with her sisters, Maddie & Lexie and faithful dog TayTay the family finds away to break the spell and understand that Christmas is really about giving of yourself rather than gifts in a fancy box.
My daughters, Katie nine and Andie seven, enjoyed this book and have shared it with their classroom teachers. This book targets a youth audience from 6 – 12 years of age, perfect for the Primary & Junior classroom. This story lends itself to be a “teachable moment” for students and gives a deeper understanding of the results of over consumerism in our culture.
For more information or to purchase your own copy go to www.ThreeLostKids.com .
launching November 26th through Evolved Publishing
Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children’s fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.
She lives with her three little girls who think they’re ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they’re humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.
For a list of her books, check out: http://Amazon.com/author/kimberlykinrade
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