BFF {beyond.fabulous.finds.} Mark & Estel SS’14

Friday, September 6th, Mark & Estel made their New York Fashion Week debut in The Studio. I was lucky enough to witness it all!

In business since 2005, Spring/Summer 2014 is Mark & Estel’s 13th collection — lucky 13, I might add. The rocker-chic vibe is not by accident. Mark & Estel meld a love of fashion and of music, creating a line that is edgy, wearable and fun, with just a enough glam and girly to make me seriously swoon. No wonder the likes of Mary Kate Olsen, Lady Gaga and Jessica Simpson all love Mark & Estel designs! And what’s not to love when all pieces are U.S.A. made, baby.

Now to figure out how to work that fab feather hat into my wardrobe!

Photos courtesy of Mark & Estel’s Facebook page, taken by Dan & Corina Lecca

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BFFs {beyond.fabulous.finds.} Jill Stuart SS’14 Collection

If you follow LaunchHER on Instagram, you already know we were in New York City last week for the kickoff of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014!
NYC is one of my most favorite cities, and you know how much I adore fashion, so you can imagine how much I just love NYC during Fashion Week. The energy and style scene is like none other.
On Saturday, Sept. 7th, we were lucky enough to attend the Jill Stuart show in The Theatre!
The show was gorgeous — clean lines, modern designs and crisp color. And those shoes!! Note to self — must track down those wedge sandals!
Here are 3 of our favorite looks. What’s not to love?!

Jill Stuart was born into the world of fashion as her parents owned a well known sportswear company in the 1960s and ‘70s, dressing many top celebrities including Lucille Ball, Natalie Wood and Sheila Macrae. Dinners were filled with industry talk of collections, fabric design and advertising campaigns. She sold her first collection of silver and leather chokers and suede fringed hobos to Bloomingdales at 15 while still attending Manhattan’s Dalton School. Jill later attended the Rhode Island School of Design.The Jill Stuart Collection began in 1993 with accessories and innovations such as the fashion backpack, cocktail mini dresses and plaid kilt skirts. The film “Clueless” featured many of the designs–from her first sportswear collection fueling her notoriety and international appeal.

Today, over 500 international Jill Stuart freestanding stores and in shops have established the designer as a best-selling commodity in fashion with product lines ranging from numerous ready-to-wear collections, cosmetics, beauty, fragrance, bridal, childrenswear, timepieces, jewelry and newly opened JILL STUART cafes.

Stay tuned tomorrow for more Mercedes Benz NYFW SS’14 show reviews!

LaunchHER provides legal and PR services to women-owned brands in an affordable, non-threatening and encouraging way. Helping creatives to protect their brands, ideas and creations through trademarks, copyrights, and strategic lawyering.

{beyond.fabulous.finds.} :: Fashion Week Edition

It is T-minus just a few hours and Team LaunchHER will be hopping on a plane and heading to our favorite city — New York! Around here, September means not only back to school, but also Fashion Week! We are thrilled to be attending shows and networking like crazy.

Here are our New York Fashion Week {beyond.fabulous.finds.} to keep us oh-so-chic while on-the-go:

1. nail polish remover pads // 2. Hollywood Fashion Tape // 3. water! // 4. sleek compact // 5. camera

6. lip color // 7. shoe inserts // 8. Kind bars // 9. wristlet // 10. foldable flats // 11. mints // 12. travel stain bar

Tell us:  what are your {beyond.fabulous.finds.} for travel?

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bff’s {beyond.fabulous.finds.} :: 4th of July edition

Romper // Hat // Sandal

Patriotic can be effortless & chic, no matter what your 4th of July agenda calls for. Indie women designers have you covered with made-in-the-shade cool.

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bff’s {beyond.fabulous.finds.} :: Father’s Day Edition


This year, step away from the grill tools and ties.

Indulge Dad with hip finds that will up his cool factor. If that’s possible.

{clockwise from upper right:}

Mustache Cufflinks by  Baronyka on Etsy

A Day on the Links Pencils by Waiting on Martha

Custom Child’s Artwork Keychain by MetalMorphis on Etsy

Wool Herringbone iPad cover by fernfiddlehead on Etsy

Bacon scented candle by Prismatic Peacock on Etsy

Personalized Guitar Pick by DesignMe Jewelry

American Tattoo shirt by Genuine Leathers Designs

LaunchHER’s {beyond.fabulous.finds.} are fun editorial picks from women-owned brands.

bff’s {beyond.fabulous.finds.} :: Inspire the Grad

Graduation season is upon us.

Instead of a set of towels, a new robe or a gift card (yawn), give the gift of inspiration.

What better way to liven up the drab cinder walls of the dorm than a thoughtful message.

The grad will thank you come Finals Week.

Clockwise from upper right:

Be Silly by Emily Ley // Don’t Look Back by Wilma

 Never Give Up by Mira Doson // Fortune Favors the Brave by lilcoletterpress

bff’s {beyond.fabulous.finds.} are fun little finds from women entrepreneurs that we stumble upon and just too fun NOT to share. Enjoy!

bff’s {beyond.fabulous.finds.} Mother’s Day Edition

Before we kick off the 2013 LaunchHER Mother’s Day Gift Guide tomorrow (woo hoo!),

today’s {beyond.fabulous.finds.} are all about what we would gift to our real-life besties. or ourselves. or both {wink wink}

1. pink monogram Ikat tray {Pretty Smitten} // 2. uber cute cupcake pedestal {Aedriel Originals}

3. gingham monogram notebook {Emily Ley} // 4. wear sequins to breakfast pencils {Amanda Catherine Designs}

~we love trays for keeping organized, monogram is a bonus!

~because everything tastes better when on a pedestal

~paper + gingham + monogram = fabulous!

~sequins at breakfast starts your day off right

**bff’s {beyond.fabulous.finds.} is an editorial feature of LaunchHER. No compensation was received in exchange for the mention. These really are fabulous finds we just had to share!

BFF’s {beyond.fabulous.finds.} Earth Day Edition

Happy Earth Day! Celebrate Earth Day today and everyday without sacrificing style & class. We are loving Pretty Birdie’s soybean & organic cotton pencil skirt. The side elastic makes for a very forgiving silhouette. Pair it with Tina Dean Design’s gorgeous pewter gray clutch, crocheted using plastic bags, recently gifted to Tina Fey! Give it all a rock’n roll edge with recycled guitar string earrings from Eye on Sparrow.

bff’s is an editorial feature of LaunchHER. No compensation has been made by the featured artisans. We’re just sharing things that we think are beyond fabulous. xo

Today’s BFF’s {beyond.fabulous.finds.}

Here at LaunchHER HQ, we are ignoring the forecasted  6″+ of snow.

Nope, not happening.

We’re dreaming of bright colors and flowers galore. Never mind the parka, hat, scarf, gloves, boots……

Tunic – Global Girlfriends || iphone case – Tickled Peach Studio || bangles – Waiting on Martha

The “little things” :: A Special Thank You from LaunchHER

To say that we don’t get caught up in the number of Facebook fans LaunchHER has, would be a lie.  In fact, as we’re writing this, we have 2,504 fans.  Of course we keep track!  This is the community we interact with on a daily basis.  We use our Facebook page as a place to promote your business, share our business articles, and as a place to just “chat”.  Not only that, but we are sincerely flattered when we see people share LaunchHER posts, or recommend our page to other small business owners.  Facebook fans are very important to us.

LaunchHER Legal and Marketing for Women in BusinessAt one of our usual Monday Meetings about a month ago, we chose a random milestone {2,500 fans} and decided that once we reached that milestone we would offer something special to express our thanks.  We didn’t make a huge hoopla about it, just a simple post here and there, because we want our Facebook page to continue to be a community not just a place where people just come for “free” stuff.  This is about you, and the immense support you have shown us and to the entire LaunchHER network.  We are happy to have reached over 2,500 Facebook Fans!

Maybe you’re asking, what have I done?

You “liked” a recent Freshly Launched post.

You shared.

You introduced yourself.

You found inspiration.

You gave support.

You “liked” another business’ page.

You commented.

You participated in Look @ Me Monday.

You read.

It may seem like a little thing to you, but to us, it’s ALL about the “little things” because they add up to great things. Great, BIG things.

So please, join us tomorrow to see what BIG things we have in store for you – it is a one-day exclusive that we have NEVER offered before.

xxoo, Tracy & Kara