J. Hannah’s Designer On Minimalism And Matching Your Mani To Your Jewelry

If you aren’t lucky enough to inherit jewelry that you can wear forever, J. Hannah is the next best thing. Founded by Jess Hannah Révész, J. Hannah is all about pieces that are meant to be future heirlooms. In fact, the line with a cult-following was inspired by jewelry Révész received from her grandmother. The jewelry line was officially launched in 2014, and nail polish followed a few years later when she needed just the right palette to compliment her pieces. Now J. Hannah is stocked everywhere from FortyFiveTen to 10 Corso Como to Violet Grey, Barneys Japan and Need Supply, to name just a few. Révész gives us the scoop on her line.

A model wearing J. Hannah jewelry and nail polish

COURTESY OF J. HANNAH

Why did you decide to focus on sustainability? At the early stages of J. Hannah I was making each piece myself by hand, and sustainability was default to my practice. Learning about where my materials came from was part of the craft that drew me in in the first place. As our orders increased and it was no longer possible to personally make the jewelry, I wanted to keep production local for control reasons. Using foreign manufacturers and materials never crossed my mind. As a jeweler myself I was aware of the environmental and ethical ailments of the industry and was conscious of circumventing these as we grew. It’s been an intentional and uphill journey to prioritize sustainability since then, but always worthwhile. What’s disheartening is that there are very limited independent certifications or standards, so you really need to do your own legwork to figure out what terms like “recycled” or “ethically sourced” mean to different suppliers. It’s taught me a lot about greenwashing and false marketing, and motivated me to be better at telling this story. It’s important to share how to authentically support and sustain better business practices with other jewelry companies as well as consumers.

J. Hannah jewelry

COURTESY OF J. HANNAH

How is J. Hannah sustainable? For us, sustainability requires a thoughtful and holistic approach because there are so many points of consideration. Specifically, the ethics of environmentalism, humanitarian concerns and business operations are three areas we work to address in our efforts to be sustainable. We treat it as an ongoing effort, and something we are always actively striving for—not a definitive marker of achievement. We are just barely scratching the surface with these examples.

Environmental concerns most obviously include how much waste is produced by our business and if we are partnering with suppliers who are concerned with their effects on the environment. We’ve cut most plastic out of our packaging, aside from our nail polish caps and labels, and our shipping boxes come from an amazing company called EcoEnclose, which makes recyclable and compostable packaging using recycled materials. We make an effort to reuse any plastic that does end up in our offices from our jewelry manufacturers. Jewelry baggies were a hard thing to banish but we finally found a compostable alternative; these still of course have a disposal issue but strides are being made. All our cast gold and diamonds are 100% recycled, which was a hard-won goal since we weren’t willing to sacrifice in quality. It also required adapting certain designs, like our Diamond Demi Signet (which we will be changing to a brilliant cut versus the current rose cut because we can’t find a reliable ethical source), to ensure we would always be able to reliably source recycled stones. Currently we are working on incorporating detailed sourcing for each piece on our website for improved transparency with our customers.

Sometimes the most ecologically sustainable option is not the most human friendly approach. For example, using recycled gold makes the least impact on the environment, but what if you want to make a positive impact? Communities near sites rich with gemstones and metals will always mine there. Supporting safe and fairly compensated mining and stone cutting can make a huge difference in these communities. If more companies refuse to support unregulated and dangerous mining practices, we can show the world that exploitation is not lucrative. Our gemstones sometimes come from other countries, or they might be cut in other countries, but we make sure that each person in our supply chain was paid fairly and working under safe conditions.

This extends to our company culture, which I think is the last prong in our efforts to be genuinely sustainable. It matters to me that I have a monetarily viable business that can provide for its employees. At J. Hannah, despite being a very small team, that means healthcare, vacation time, etc. I consider this an essential investment in the foundation of the company. We all take care of each other.

Jess Hannah Révész

Jess Hannah Révész

COURTESY OF J. HANNAH

How would you describe your aesthetic? It’s been described as “minimal” so many times but I’d have to respectfully disagree. More often than not my designs are informed by the decorative, historical, and traditional. If you boiled down these opulent themes into a reduction I think you get the J. Hannah aesthetic—simplified opulence, edited maximalism. Classics like signets and hoops are a huge part of our collection because they are wearable staples. Recently I’ve been delving more into kinetic and inventive designs. Our Objet Pendant, Duo Form Ring and Duet earrings are just a few pieces that employ moving parts, and there will be more.

Tell me about your philosophy of designing jewelry that never is taken off. “Never taken off” is how we want our customers to wear their jewelry, but it’s also a context for their purchase. We do not expect people to be able to afford our jewelry on a whim—it’s a luxury product. We see a lot of language used in our industry that tells women “this product will empower you” or “you need and deserve this,” as though jewelers are providing something necessary or benevolent, which is such a fiction. Jewelry is extra, it’s fun. It’s special and rare and expensive and hopefully something the customer will deeply consider as a special purchase that will last them a lifetime. We envision our customer as someone who saves up for that perfect piece of jewelry they’ve wanted for so long, or to commemorate a major life event. Hopefully they will pass it down one day as an heirloom. This feels closer to reality, which is important when we are continually exposed to entire Instagram feeds that promote excess as the norm. The prevalence of fast fashion works against us in so many ways and everything comes back to sustainability. Trend-based shopping is a wasteful pursuit. If the consumer started thinking about their purchases from a cost per wear perspective, it could change the whole design industry.

J. Hannah jewelry

J. Hannah jewelry

COURTESY OF J. HANNAH

What are a few of your favorite pieces in your jewelry collection? I’m always found in at least one pinky ring—but usually two!—which currently is our Duet signet. Another favorite is our Clara necklace. A big part of why I became a jeweler was my early interest in tinkering with my grandmother’s jewelry. She had accumulated a lifetime of pieces that all had different significance for her. My favorite piece of hers inspired my Clara collection; it’s a delicate oval bead that is suspended from a cable chain. I elaborated on the original design with a few variations, including a bracelet and a few other necklaces. My Clara Necklace is a foundational piece that I never take off.

Why did you decide to launch a nail polish collection? It mostly started out of personal desire. I am often showing off the jewels on my hands, so I make an effort to keep them well-manicured. I was having so much trouble finding good colors at my usual nail salons aside from your typical fire engine red and a sea of pale pinks. I decided to fill the void I saw at the time, selfishly in a way I suppose. It has grown to become an integral part of the brand: A key storytelling opportunity (#jhcolortheory) as well as a product with a lower barrier to entry price point. It’s now more accessible to buy into the brand.

The J. Hannah nail polish collection

The J. Hannah nail polish collection

COURTESY OF J. HANNAH

You said the palette is “color-resistant”—what does that mean? J. Hannah polish is not about having every color in the rainbow or following trends—rather a tight selection of effortlessly wearable colors. I figured I probably wasn’t the only one craving some respite from the louder pop colors you usually see on the shelf. I wanted to make it easier to find that laid back shade that you won’t ever get sick of, and that will actually look good once you put it on, not just in the bottle.

Why do you focus on neutral nail polish tones? We started with a palette dominated by neutrals, and we will definitely continue to expand our array of muted shades because you can never have too many. One of the reasons was my own frustration with how it was so difficult to select a color that would blend with my wardrobe. If it’s going to be on your nails for one to two weeks it should look good with anything you might want to wear, so that posed a fun design challenge for me. That said, some of our best sellers are actually our least neutral shades, like Eames (a midcentury green) and Ghost Ranch (our red rock shade). They’re colorful, but not in a polarizing way.

J. Hannah jewelry

J. Hannah jewelry

JESS HANNAH RÉVÉSZ

How can people choose a nail polish color to complement their jewelry? Styling advice is hard to give; I think it’s always a matter of personal choice and the main thing is that there are no rules. I think a good arena for juxtaposition is with cool and warm tones. Our aquamarine is an icy green color and it looks beautiful set in warm yellow gold. Ghost Ranch, our red rock shade of polish, looks incredible paired with bigger silver rings for a more modernist look. Maybe that’s because both evoke the New Mexican desert.

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New Women’s Clothing and Accessories Store Opens in Ballston Quarter

A new trendy clothing and accessories store is now joining the ranks of businessesopening up in the Ballston Quarter mall.

Called Francesca’s, the new store opened today (Friday) and sells women’s apparel as well as shoes, hats, jewelry, and hair accessories.

Ballston is one of several D.C. area locations for the chain, which also has opened up shop in the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, as well as in D.C, Tysons, Springfield, and Alexandria. Despite the local expansion, the company has also faced some recent struggles.

The new store occupies a 1,600 square foot space on the second story of the mall, across from another women’s clothing store, Gossip Boutique, and watch retailer Bering.

A PR rep told ARLnow that the store is offering a buy one, get one 60% off deal through Wednesday, August 21.

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Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams Dazzle at a Screening for After the Wedding

Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams Attend a Screening for After the Wedding

In the new drama After the Wedding, Isabel (Michelle Williams) is the manager of an orphanage on the verge of bankruptcy in Kolkata, India. So she travels to New York to meet Theresa (Julianne Moore), a benefactor who could solve all her financial woes but who may be harboring ulterior motives. To reveal anything further would take away from the twists and turns the film piles on after Theresa brings Isabel to her daughter’s wedding—an invitation that sets off a chain of events that will change their lives forever.

Though it’s not a particularly cheery premise, the stars at the center of the family drama were thankfully all smiles on Tuesday night when the Cinema Society and Chopard hosted a screening for the film. Wearing a chic Givenchy dress, Moore especially had reason to celebrate as the film represents her fourth collaboration with her husband, director Bart Freundlich.

“We’ve really only ever worked together when there’s been a part for me, and when Bart started to adapt this, it was clearly was something I was really interested in,” Moore said. “We’re great partners, and we’re producing partners on this movie too, so it’s the first time we actually worked on something from the very beginning to the end together.”

As both star and producer, Moore was involved in nearly every aspect of the production, including finding the right costar who could bring the necessary emotional intensity to the material. Moore says Williams was an obvious choice, and she emailed the actor directly to offer her the role.

“I mean, when Julianne Moore sends you an email, you pay attention!” Williams said.

While the biggest thrill of After the Wedding is seeing Williams and Moore, two of the greatest living actresses, deliver unstoppable performances, they give their costar Billy Crudup just as much room to shine as Oscar, Theresa’s artist husband. The film served as a reunion for the actor and director, who’ve remained friends since Freundlich first directed Crudup in 2001’s World Traveler.

“Bart was talking about this script he was working on, and needless to say, as an actor, you’re always like, ‘Is there a part in there for Ol’ Bill?’ ” Crudup joked. “I read the script and couldn’t quite find my way into the character, but after having a conversation with Bart and then seeing the movie on which it’s based, it became clear he was trying to tell a subtle, nuanced family drama.”

After the screening the after-party kicked off at the Crown, the chic rooftop bar in Hotel 50 Bowery. The DJ kept spirits high with a pop-heavy playlist before Abby Quinn, who plays Moore’s daughter in the film, performed a brief set including covers of “Sea of Love” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” Backlit by a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline, Moore and Freundlich made the rounds, eager to hear everyone’s thoughts on the film.

After the Wedding was an especially personal project for Moore, who has made it her mission to bring dynamic and layered female characters to the screen. “It’s really wonderful to see these two self-actualized, self-created women in sort of a struggle for dominance,” Moore said. “You don’t see that in movies very often, especially when it’s between two women and not centered around a man!”

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Geographical and Global Fashion and Apparels Print Label Market Insights, Size, Opportunities and Forecast By 2024

The Fashion and Apparels Print Label market report analysis series and provides a comprehensive insight into the global Fashion and Apparels Print Label channel. It analyses the market, the major players, and the main trends, strategies for success and consumer attitudes. It also provides forecasts to 2024.

About Fashion and Apparels Print Label Industry

China is the largest supplier of fashion and apparels print label, with a production market share nearly 30.25% in 2017. India and Southeast Asia are enjoying a high growth rate from 2013 to 2018.
China is the largest consumption place, with a consumption market share nearly 27.20% in 2017. Following China, Europe is the second largest consumption place with the consumption market share of 15.87%.
The worldwide market for Fashion and Apparels Print Label is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 7.1% over the next five years, will reach 2970 million US$ in 2024, from 1970 million US$ in 2019, according to a new GIR (Global Info Research) study.
This report focuses on the Fashion and Apparels Print Label in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.

The overviews, SWOT analysis and strategies of each vendor in the Fashion and Apparels Print Label market provide understanding about the market forces and how those can be exploited to create future opportunities.

Key Players in this Fashion and Apparels Print Label market are:–

  • Avery Dennison
    CCL Industries
    Trimco International
    NATco
    ITL Group
    SML Group
    CADICA GROUP
    Hang Sang (Siu Po)
    Finotex
    Jointak
    r-pac
    Label Solutions Bangladesh
    Arrow Textiles Limited
    BCI
    LABEL PARTNERS
    Elite Labels
    WCL
    Apparel Label
    QIHE
    Gang Apparel Accessories

Production Analysis: SWOT analysis of major key players of Fashion and Apparels Print Label industry based on a Strengths, Weaknesses, company’s internal & external environments. …, Opportunities and Threats. . It also includes Production, Revenue, and average product price and market shares of key players. Those data are further drilled down with Manufacturing Base Distribution, Production Area and Product Type. Major points like Competitive Situation and Trends, Concentration Rate Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion which are vital information to grow/establish a business is also provided.

Application of Fashion and Apparels Print Label Market are: 

  • Women’s Clothing
    Men’s Clothing
    Children’s Clothing

Product Segment Analysis of the Fashion and Apparels Print Label Market is:


  • Woven Labels
    Printed Labels
    Hang Tags
    Care Labels
    Other

The scope of Fashion and Apparels Print Label Market report:

— Global market size, supply, demand, consumption, price, import, export, macroeconomic analysis, type and application segment information by region, including:
Global (Asia-Pacific [China, Southeast Asia, India, Japan, Korea, Western Asia]

Europe [Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, Switzerland]

North America [United States, Canada, Mexico]

Middle East & Africa [GCC, North Africa, South Africa],

South America [Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Peru])

— Industry chain analysis, raw material and end users information

— Global key players’ information including SWOT analysis, company’s financial figures, Laser Marking Machine figures of each company are covered.

— Powerful market analysis tools used in the report include: Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, drivers and restraints, opportunities and threatens.

— Based year in this report is 2019; the historical data is from 2014 to 2018 and forecast year is from 2020 to 2024.

The Fashion and Apparels Print Label Market Report is Prepared with the Main Agenda to Cover the following points:

  • Market Size side-effect Categories
  • Market patterns
  • Manufacturer Landscape
  • Distributor Landscape
  • Valuing Analysis
  • Top 10 company Analysis
  • Product Benchmarking
  • Product Developments
  • Mergers and Acquisition Analysis
  • Patent Analysis
  • Request Analysis ( By Revenue and Volume )
  • Country level Analysis (15+)
  • Excerpt of the overall industry Analysis
  • Product Chain Analysis
  • Production network Analysis
  • Current and Future Market Landscape Analysis
  • Opportunity Analysis
  • Income and Volume Analysis

Report Price: USD 3480

No of Pages in Fashion and Apparels Print Label Market: 137

Analysis & Forecast Time Period: 2015-2024

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20 of the best men’s dress shoes and boots available during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom men's shoes

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is finally here. As the store’s biggest sale of the year, thousands of brand new items are marked down as if they were on clearance – so you can certainly expect them to start flying off of shelves.

Now through July 18, Nordstrom cardholders can gain early access to savings in categories like fashion, home, and beauty. From July 19 through August 4, the rest of the public will have access to the sale – and on August 5, the prices will go back up.

One of the first categories to sell out during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is footwear, so you don’t want to wait until the final days of the sale to shop, as your size will likely be sold out. To help you shop for men’s shoes and bootsquickly, we rounded up 30 of the best pairs on sale, below.

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale now.

You can also check out other Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals for each of the following categories.

  • Men’s deals
  • Women’s deals
  • Beauty deals
  • Home deals
  • Kids deals

See our top 20 men’s dress shoe and boot picks:

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To Boot New York Brandon Cap Toe Oxford

To Boot New York Brandon Cap Toe Oxford

To Boot New York Brandon Cap Toe Oxford, $263.90 (after sale $395) [You save $131.10]

Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Oxford

Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Oxford

Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Oxford, $259.90 (after sale $395) [You save $135.10]

Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Wingtip

Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Wingtip

Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Wingtip, $159.90 (after sale $300) [You save $140.10]

Magnanni Marco Plain Toe Monk Shoe

Magnanni Marco Plain Toe Monk Shoe

Magnanni Marco Plain Toe Monk Shoe, $233.90 (after sale $350) [You save $116.10]

Timberland Kendrick Waterproof Chukka

Timberland Kendrick Waterproof Chukka

Timberland Kendrick Waterproof Chukka, $106.90 (after sale $160) [You save $53.10]

Nordstrom Men’s Shop Alton Chukka Boot

Nordstrom Men's Shop Alton Chukka Boot

Nordstrom Men’s Shop Alton Chukka Boot, $79.90 (after sale $124.95) [You save $45.05]

Cole Haan Warren Cap Toe Derby

Cole Haan Warren Cap Toe Derby

Cole Haan Warren Cap Toe Derby, $129.90 (after sale $200) [You save $70.10]

Allen Edmonds McAllister Wingtip

Allen Edmonds McAllister Wingtip

Allen Edmonds McAllister Wingtip, $259.90 (after sale $395) [You save $135.10]

Magnanni Mundo Diversa Plain Toe Chukka Boot

Magnanni Mundo Diversa Plain Toe Chukka Boot

Magnanni Mundo Diversa Plain Toe Chukka Boot, $249.90 (after sale $375) [You save $125.10]

ECCO Classic Moc II Venetian Loafer

ECCO Classic Moc II Venetian Loafer

ECCO Classic Moc II Venetian Loafer, $99.90 (after sale $149.95) [You save $50.05]

Cole Haan Wakefield Grand Chelsea Boot

Cole Haan Wakefield Grand Chelsea Boot

Cole Haan Wakefield Grand Chelsea Boot, $139.90 (after sale $240) [You save $100.10]

Nordstrom Men’s Shop Remy Monk Strap

Nordstrom Men's Shop Remy Monk Strap

Nordstrom Men’s Shop Remy Monk Strap, $79.90 (after sale $124.95) [You save $45.05]

Allen Edmonds Higgins Mill Plain Toe

Allen Edmonds Higgins Mill Plain Toe

Allen Edmonds Higgins Mill Plain Toe, $259.90 (after sale $395) [You save $135.10]

Allen Edmonds Carlyle Plain Toe Oxford

Allen Edmonds Carlyle Plain Toe Oxford

Allen Edmonds Carlyle Plain Toe Oxford, $259.90 (after sale $395) [You save $135.10]

To Boot New York Shelby Chelsea Boot

To Boot New York Shelby Chelsea Boot

To Boot New York Shelby Chelsea Boot, $264.90 (after sale $398) [You save $133.10]

Cole Haan Lovell 2 Loafer

Cole Haan Lovell 2 Loafer

Cole Haan Lovell 2 Loafer, $99.90 (after sale $160) [You save $60.10]

Magnanni Ryan Double Monk Strap

Magnanni Ryan Double Monk Strap

Magnanni Ryan Double Monk Strap, $263.90 (after sale $395) [You save $131.10]

Cole Haan Harrison Grand Penny Loafer

Cole Haan Harrison Grand Penny Loafer

Cole Haan Harrison Grand Penny Loafer, $139.90 (after sale $220) [You save $80.10]

Johnston & Murphy Campbell Wingtip

Johnston & Murphy Campbell Wingtip

Johnston & Murphy Campbell Wingtip, $129.90 (after sale $198) [You save $68.10]

Salvatore Ferragamo Tapas Bit Loafer

Salvatore Ferragamo Tapas Bit Loafer

Salvatore Ferragamo Tapas Bit Loafer, $441.90 (after sale $660) [You save $218.10]

Outdoor Shoes: High-Tech and Fashion Products in One

Outdoor-Schuhe von Adidas Terrex und Keen vor der Baustellendekoration

At OutDoor by ISPO, shoe specialists such as On (running shoes) or Lowa (trekking and mountain sports) will be presenting with new models, as will representatives of the classic shoe trade such as Ecco or Gabor.

The exhibitors also include major brands such as Adidas, Aku, Kamik, Keen, Meindl, Merrell, Tecnica and the insole specialist Sidas as well as the sole expert Vibram.

The latest trends and models from the world of shoes, socks and accessories can be found in a special show in Hall A5 in the Shoe & Trailrunning Village. Visitors can test shoes on a 50 metre long test track, no matter if they prefer stylish sneakers or specialized high tour boots.

The area will also host the Run & Trail Summit on Tuesday, July 2nd. The agenda includes an elevator pitch for the most innovative trail running products at the fair.

Outstanding and innovative shoes were also awarded at Outstanding Outdoor.

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