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Timberland - A Living Legend in Footwear

You’d be hard-pressed to name a footwear that has endured for more than 40 years, recognized around the world as an iconic symbol of the “All-American” look, and worn from laborers to slinky models on the runway.  That would be Timberland.  From humble beginnings to being the ultimate street wear, the iconic “Original Yellow Boot™” remains the chosen footwear for all walks of life.

Since the ‘90s, the humble yellow boot gained massive street cred as US hip-hop artists and singers (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Pharrell and Rihanna just to name a few) have incorporated the boot into their wardrobe to perfectly match their style and larger-than-life attitudes. No one blinks an eye when supermodel Cara Delevingne pairs them perfectly with sleek dresses or sweat pants.

Originally designed in 1973 to be all-leather weatherproof boot to cope with the harsh winters of New Hampshire, the Original Yellow Boot™ was built from 39 components constructed via 80 separate steps, driven by form, function and craftsmanship.  From its iconic wheat color to the hex-shaped brass eyelets and Taslan laces) and application of the finest materials (finest full-grain Horween nubuck leather with sealed seam to keep feet warm and dry in all conditions in all terrains, four-row stitching and injection-molded soles permanently bonded to the top of the boot made it completely waterproof), the Timberland boot was built to last.

The quality, consistency and the continued attention to detail that first made it popular continues to this day, with very few changes so it remains true to its original design. Incorporating modern technology, the current boot design now has an anti-fatigue footbed for improved comfort with geometric cone support that gives amazing shock absorption and energy return.  The Sensor Flex™comfort system is a three-layer outsole that delivers constant support, active cushioning and dynamic flex. As well, a premium waterproof leather with semi-sealed construction is used to keep feet dry. A padded collar helps cushion the ankle, and the outer material is rustproof so that the authentic Timberland look doesn’t deteriorate with wear and tear. The rubber gum sole provides traction on challenging terrain and the steel shank gives additional arch support.  For its clothing line, Timberland incorporates their proprietary two-layer DryVent™ waterproof coating.

supremeFor its new fall 2016 collection, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland continues to showcase different, yet simple, Yellow Boot variations – like color changes, using new materials and a few with added details or embellishments to make them perfect for the modern wardrobe. The new fall collection "blends traditional artistry with cutting edge craftsmanship" with distressed materials and modern interpretations for an up-to-date take on Timberland's classic trail-worthy designs.

Their one-off collaborations, theLimited Releases, continue to be popular (eg the 2015 Pharrell Williams' new Bee Line by Billionaire Boys Club x Timberland - inspired by a honeycomb image the hip hop artist found and made with bionic canvas - 50% organic cotton and 38% recycled PET sold out quickly). 

To the delight of many fashionistas,New York-based streetwear brand Supreme has partnered up with Timberland once again for the release of a special collaboration for the fall and winter of 2016.  This collaboration involves an update & jazzed up version of the Timberland moc-stitched boat shoe with hard-as-nails sole unit, the 3-Eye Lug Shoe, and the ever-popular hiker-style Field Boot.  Both styles come in four colors with a premium snakeskin embossed leather upper, gold accents on the lace locks / eyelets, a thick black rubber outsole for durability, Supreme red lining and insoleand gold Supreme tag on the leather lacing system in lieu of Supreme’s signature red tag. The Field Boot features a waterproof snakeskin embossed leather upper with canvas side panels and padded suede collar.

On the outerwear front, Timberland’s Compatible Layering System offers the ultimate in versatility. For both coats and boots the brand uses innovative fabrics, including breathable wool, waterproof material, and classic leather with distressed finishes on some pieces. 

Timberland-boots-fall-winter-2016-2017-shoes-for-womenFinally, and most importantly, this fall Timberland is making an aggressive effort to cut down on carbon footprint by enforcing meaningful environmental standards in all its Timberland products.  By aiming to significantly increase their use of recycled, organic and renewable materials, especially materials like recycled rubber and recycled PET, Timberland hopes to attain sustainable style across its footwear, apparel and accessories line. From leather boots made with a proprietary eco-conscious waterproof membrane to jackets made with organic cotton canvas, Timberland continues its aggressive quest to reduce the environmental impact of virtually every product it makes. This means 100% of footwear will include at least one material containing recycled, organic or renewable (ROR) content, 100% of footwear and outerwear leather will be sourced from tanneries that have earned a Gold or Silver rating from the Leather Working Group for following environmental best practices, and 100% of footwear and apparel will be PVC-free.

Timberland continues to be the boot with one foot in tradition, and another marching forward.

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Nordstrom Beauty's 2015 Holiday Selection

Nordstrom Beauty is your perennial no-brainer, one-stop shopping destination for the holidays and for every special occasion.  From lists with a budget to no-holds barred shopping sprees, Nordstrom Beauty is THE shopping mecca for everyone on your list.  For the special people in your life, Nordstom has you covered for both men and women’s prestige and Nordstrom-exclusive cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skin care, grooming, and home decor products. The easiest part – most of the already gorgeously-wrapped sets are limited edition and includes a collection of best-sellers.

candle setThe following is just a small fraction of what Nordstrom Beauty has available:

Islip pillowcasef you’re still having trouble to find the ideal gift, Nordstrom Beauty Stylists (aka personal shopper) offer complimentary services such as offering suggestions and advice from a range of brands, based on your personal preferences, budget and goals.

For the full list of beauty gifts and sets, click Nordstrom Holiday Beauty Gifts.

Footwear for the Entire Year


Boots are commonly worn during the winter but given Cat Footwear’s propriety technology (eg ERGO which combines a multitude of lightweight performance and ergonomic comfort and Flexion – engineered for maximum flexibility) and variety, boots make for the perfect footwear for the entire year and for all occasions. 

The Colorado boot has been the symbol for Cat Footwear for the last 25 years in the traditional honey yellow & black trim coloring, however Cat Footwear recognizes how its traditional work boot has become incorporated into everyday style.  Built on its legacy of classic ruggedness and all-condition durability, Cat Footwear is venturing into fashion-forward edginess, make their boots a top pick.    

Cat Footwear showed us its latest line up for the current Fall/Winter 2015 season and a teaser look into the upcoming Spring /Summer 2016 at a fun-filled preview.  With a full line-up for both men and women, Cat Footwear have boots for all seasons.  For the winter, waterproof and faux-fur lined boots are available in a range of heights that keep the toes nice and toasty in the coldest of climates.  For the warmer months, Cat Footwear has an expansive footwear line from sandals, walking shoes to booties in a variety of colors, bold prints, mixture of textiles and material, and detailing that are so stylish and would fit in perfectly at Coachella

Ole Henriksen "Empowers" Your Skin Care

It’s never too early to start a skincare regime. While 20-somethings still have dewy skin, everyday stress from work and personal life, in addition to environmental issues, are factors that contribute to dull and dehydrated skin and signs of aging.

ole2Millennial group don’t need retinols or heavy creams, yet the millennial woman wants products that are effective, easy, multi-tasking and preferably with natural ingredients. Ole Henriksen launches the Empower Collection – a daily skin care routine formulated with nature-based Scandinavian ingredients to address these needs and provide that “glow from within”.   Ole’s philosophy is “Nature, Science, Beauty, Wellness … A total lifestyle brand” and is reflected in this collection.  Many of the same ingredients from his regular line are reformulated to address specific needs that 20-somethings face.

The collection consists of the 3 main ingredients: Arctic Cloudberry (antioxidant-rich to fend off free radicals and fortify skin), Nordic Cotton (packed with Omega-6 for weightless hydration while calming and cushionig the skin), and White Willowbark (a gentle exfoliator).  Empower foaming milk cleanser ($26), Empower featherweight moisturizer  ($36), and Empower hydrating hand crème ($20) are currently available at Sephora.

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