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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.

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Item of the Day: Dogeared x Danielle LaPorte Truthbombs

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Who doesn’t need some tough love now and then? TRUTHBOMBS, a new collaboration between Dogeared and best-selling author/motivational speaker Danielle LaPorte, does just the trick. We’ve seen inspirational jewelry before, but the new Dogeared x Danielle LaPorte TRUTHBOMB collab features 18 different TRUTHBOMB charm necklaces that feature LePorte’s “cut-through-the-clutter” words …

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Powerful Documentary Reveals “True Cost” of Fashion

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While hard to face, the fashion industry is being forced to confront what is truly considered the “true cost” of inexpensive, fast-fashion. A powerful, goose-bumps-while-you-watch documentary called The True Cost juxtaposes fashion runway footage and fancy shops with filthy sweatshops, factory catastrophes, tough labor conditions and more. Directed by Andrew …

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Accessories Council Hosts 16th Annual Next Generation Awards

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The Accessories Council is looking toward the next generation of accessories designers with the 16th Annual Next Generation Awards, held recently at the Fashion Institute of Technology and open to FIT students. The event featured 10 category sponsorships made possible through Collection XIIX, FGX International, Haskell Jewels, Global Brands Group, …

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Accessories Magazine’s ICE Awards Announces Winners

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You can say these students definitely ICED their tests!! Accessories magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its 2nd Annual ICE Crystal Jewelry Awards competition, sponsored by Preciosa and FIT. Winners were announced at the Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball (FABB) on May 6. Click here for FABB party photos and the students’ displays at the …

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You Look FABB(ulous)! Check Out Party Pics for This Hot Industry Event!

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New York–It was an evening of glitz, glamour, awards, schmoozing, dancing and of course philanthropy at this year’s 26th Annual Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball (FABB), held at Chelsea Pier’s Pier 60 on May 6th. A non-profit organization, FABB raised almost $570,000, which went to the various charities: Wounded Warrior Project, …