Sustainability: It Is Well

It is well, is an LA based brand composed of versatile basics with a coastal casual style. Easy silhouettes and quality fabrics are the core of It Is Well. Each piece is conceptualized, designed, manufactured and hand dyed in LA, ensuring quality and ethical processes throughout! In order to build healthy, and functioning communities, It Is Well donates a percentage of profits a to build water wells to provide clean drinking water and spread wellness throughout. It Is Well provides quality pieces you can trust, with effortless versatility.

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The Future of Fashion: Sustainability

At Deborah Kent's we are doing our part ...
 
To stand up for our planet with sustainable fashion choices.
By choosing to carry brands that place importance on
protecting planet Earth.

Deborah has found many companies that
strive to lower their carbon footprint;
in an industry that uses extreme amounts
of natural resources and energy.

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In the spotlight this week for Earth Month is Raquel Allegra:

Fun Facts:

  • Manufactures all clothing besides knitwear in Los Angeles

  • Ships clothing in cloth bags as opposed to plastic bags

  • Reduces seasonal waste by repeating core fabrics

  • Cut and buys only what they need each season

  • Use vintage clothing in development process to eliminate excess sampling 

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Sustainable fashion choices are not just a trend...
it's the future!

Fall Trends

Summer is coming to an end…but the heat isn’t letting up. It's hard to imagine wearing the fall trends that have been flowing into Deborah Kent's this past month. From cashmere to velvet and everything in between we are super excited for fall's hottest trends. We want to keep our customers in the loop of what's trending in the fashion world. There is a lot to look forward to, and we hope you enjoy the top fall looks as much as we do!

This fall and winter season is all about western details, sporty elements, bold patterns, scarf clothing, and animal prints. Footwear is all about the pointy toe in heels, boots, and slides. Colors are rich this season and we are digging it! Savory yellows, deep reds, forest floor orange, and sophisticated olive are on trend in clothing as well as shoes and accessories. Neutrals are always in style this season touches on buff camel, creamy whites, soft grey, and maple brown all continue to be year-round staples. 

 

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Designer Spotlight: Nalho

Nalho shoes are lightweight and comfortable made from memory foam yoga mats. Perfect for everyday wear Nalho sandals slip on and off and absorb heal shock and relieve pressure in the ball of the foot. Their espadrille sandals were inspired by India and their rich culture. Many colors make up the line inspired by spices, jewelry, and artisan crafts. 

Nalho supports CATW an organization that fights against human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women, and children globally. "Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry, with several million trafficked each year." (www.nalho.com/pages/catw). CATW is an independent organization that is "working to end human trafficking, and the commercial exploitation of women and children." (www.nalho.com/pages/catw)

Nalho currently donates a portion of their profits to CATW as well as works to spread awareness on the organization and the purpose it serves... in addition to educating the public on human trafficking and sexual exploitation. 

 

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Designer Spotlight: Hark and Hammer

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Designers Suzie Hamer and fashion mogul Uri Harkham established Hark and Hammer in 2016. The collection is comprised of classic silhouettes with a "modern edge." Each print is one of a kind, and made from the finest Italian silk. Hark and Hammer uses the best of modern technology to reduce their personal environmental footprint. Hammer and Harkham take pride in supporting local companies and resources at hand. Therefore, each piece from Hark + Hammer is made in Los Angeles assisting local workers and supplies in the US. 

Floral Kimono Cardigan

Floral Kimono Cardigan

Floral Tunic Dress 

Floral Tunic Dress 

Snake Cropped Wide-Leg Pant

Snake Cropped Wide-Leg Pant

Style in Review

2018 is around the corner! Let's look back at some of the biggest style trends of 2017. 

Biggest trends of 2017 ...

Stripes

Stripes

Sneakers

Sneakers

Mules

Mules

Velvet

Velvet

Animal Print 

Animal Print 

Long Skirts

Long Skirts

 

2018 will bring new trends and we are ready! Can you predict what styles will hit the runways this upcoming year?! 

Our thoughts: 

1. Sneakers continue with even bolder styles, patterns, and embellishments. 

2. Graphic tees/Pop Art Prints...real art on clothing (wearable artworks)

3. Bold patterns... including floral (think 70's)

4. Romantic whimsical silhouettes...lace, chiffon,...everything pretty. 

5.) Sporty chic ensembles 

Deborah and Karen will be leaving mid January for Paris... to scope out the hottest styles trending in Europe!

Keep an eye out for our new spring '18 arrivals filtering into Deborah Kent's now!

 

 

 

Shaded: KYme sunglasses

We are currently loving...

KYme sunglasses:

These shades are handmade in Italy using the highest quality materials. The brand name was derived from the Greek word Kyma, meaning wave...

   "The KYme brand design is the graphic tale of its essence. The unstoppable expansion of a style wave, that keeps evolving and renewing. " (-kymesunglasses.com)

The designs stem from a vintage influence, and are reinterpreted in a contemporary way. Each pair is developed using great knowledge of optometry...stylish, and practical, these sunglasses are truly timeless pieces. 

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The Ultimate Travel Denim: PARKER SMITH

    This ultra cool denim line is popular with traveling celebrities. Numerous celebs have been spotted in this comfortable, well fitting, and chic denim. The founder and CEO Mary Ellen Moschetti had three goals in mind while creating her company...Fashion, Fabric, and Fit. This denim has the perfect amount of stretch, and is designed to hold its shape. We can see why it's so popular for travel. As many of you prepare for Holiday traveling... take a look at how these celebrities stay fashionable and comfortable on the go go go!

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Three Items to Invest in This Season

Fall is here and Winter is right around the corner! Although temperatures don't change drastically here in Florida... this doesn't mean we can't keep up with seasonal trends. Small adjustments and variations to current winter trends can take your wardrobe from season to season...making the most of each piece in your closet! 

These three items are staples, not only for this season... but for months to come! 

1. White button down shirt-This piece will polish up any look. No matter your style, a great shirt is a necessity to complete a wardrobe.

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2. Pleated skirt-In any color this skirt is chic...Try a neon bright color for an on trend bold look...or a neutral for a year-round staple. 

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3. Trench coat-This classic style is gracing runways around the world this season. Versatile and chic it can be worn for years to come.

 

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Lux Life

We have said it before, and we will say it again...velvet is continuing to heat up as a year-round trend. Breaking all the "rules".... Velvet is no longer held for holiday or dressy occasions. It's a year-round day-to-day staple that can be dressed up or down, and is effortlessly transitional from season to season. Don't believe us? :)

Let's look at some of our favorite street style looks approved by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and the hottest style bloggers!

 

Velvet duster: paired with a slip dress and strappy sandals 

Velvet duster: paired with a slip dress and strappy sandals 

Velvet blazers: paired with denim, tee shirts, and velvet shoes

Velvet blazers: paired with denim, tee shirts, and velvet shoes

Velvet blazers and denim 

Velvet blazers and denim 

Velvet pants: paired with animal print

Velvet pants: paired with animal print

Velvet button down paired with denim 

Velvet button down paired with denim 

Velvet blazer: paired with a graphic tee, and denim 

Velvet blazer: paired with a graphic tee, and denim 

In store stunners!

With small adjustments can take you from day to night...Fall to Spring!

 

CP Shades tunic

CP Shades tunic

Sacha London burgundy platform heels

Sacha London burgundy platform heels

 

 

Giada Forte  patterned duster 

Giada Forte  patterned duster 

Vivianna Uchitel pencil skirt

Vivianna Uchitel pencil skirt

Giada Forte chartreuse coat

Giada Forte chartreuse coat

Loeffler Randall knot slide

Loeffler Randall knot slide

Giada Forte patterned gold joggers

Giada Forte patterned gold joggers

Arche Shoes are back!

The beloved Arche shoes are back and better than ever. This brand has a loyal following for a reason. These incredibly fashionable shoes bring comfort without compromising on style. Each shoe is handcrafted in a region of France, near Paris, using natural materials for maximum comfort and durability. Each pair is water repellant and breathable to the foot, and specially crafted using maximum research. The company believes that black and brown do not always work with everything. Therefore, Arche offers a variety of colors that correspond with current fashion trends.

 

Multi speckled ballet flat

Multi speckled ballet flat

Metallic laser cut ballet flat

Metallic laser cut ballet flat

Suiting UP

The pant suit is getting a fresh update this season. We are loving a laid-back look... pair your suit with a plain white teeshirt and sneakers. Who said the suit was only for the office? Try mixing it up with your favorite jeans and a tailored jacket. The options are endless this Fall. Mixing masculine silhouettes with feminine touches creates a dynamic ensemble that keeps things interesting. 

Relaxed silhouette paired with a graphic tee, neck scarf, and sneakers.

Relaxed silhouette paired with a graphic tee, neck scarf, and sneakers.

Updated look with plain tee and sneakers 

Updated look with plain tee and sneakers 

Slouchy suit with sportswear details 

Slouchy suit with sportswear details 

Fall Trend: Animal print

Animal prints are all the rage this season. We love mixing prints for a bold chic look! Pairing multiple textures, and fabric weights creates a dynamic and interesting ensemble. We are seeing an abundance of leopard print this fall. Everything from cashmere sweaters, to pencil skirts... this print is touching every style!

1.) Raquel Allegra: leopard print pants   2.) 360 cashmere: leopard print cashmere sweater  3.) Elliott Lauren: leopard print pencil skirt  4.) Raquel Allegra: big cat sweatshirt   5.) Elliott Lauren: animal print cardigan 

1.) Raquel Allegra: leopard print pants 

2.) 360 cashmere: leopard print cashmere sweater

3.) Elliott Lauren: leopard print pencil skirt

4.) Raquel Allegra: big cat sweatshirt 

5.) Elliott Lauren: animal print cardigan 

Allude Cashmere

 Allude is headquartered in Lehel Munich. The brand was founded 20 years ago; and has expanded globally, being especially popular in Paris. Allude has been featured in numerous magazines including French Vogue, Elle, L'officiel, Madame Figaro, and Numèro. Allude's collection includes pullovers, coats, cardigans, pants, tops, dresses, trousers, and skirts. 

 

“Our classics are so trendy they don’t look boring, and our trends are so classic they’re wearable.”-creative director Andrea Karg