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Though infrequently discussed on this blog, Zazou, known for its chic scarves, also sell finely made fingerless gloves that embody the essences of warmth, texture and luminosity.

In the image pictured above, the model has paired some prim fingerless gloves with her lace top and Stonewash Scarf from the Fall 2013 Zazou collection.

Fingerless gloves are a fun alternative to your normal winter wear accessories. The fingerless aspect is also useful because it keeps your hands warm while still allowing you to do normal tasks that other gloves inhibit, such as buttoning jackets or accessing your phone.

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It was so exciting this morning to hold the hard copy of the Zazou Fall 2013 catalog in my hands! It is a sizable catalog filled with looks and pieces that embody Zazou qualities: Luminosity, Texture, Warmth.

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The Zazou brand is stronger than ever before, with fresh looks coming soon, just in time for Fall.

Check out the Zazou website, and place your wholesale orders today.

Love, the Zazou Family!

 

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Unbelievably so, it is my 10th day at the office, as I work to complete my internship for my Apparel Merchandising and Management major at Cal Poly Pomona. As mentioned before, once I complete this internship and the course associated with it, I will be able to apply for graduation and receive my diploma from college!

Getting back to accomplishments closer at hand, I will begin the morning by stating how excited I am that I have finally picked the day (today) to wear my zebra shirt! I have been wanting to wear this top on a Tuesday or Thursday so as to properly represent this Zazou blog, who, as we all know, is symbolized by a zebra!

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Today is a self sufficient day, in which I will work on projects that were assigned to me last week, and some that were assigned even earlier. For example, each day I try to get through at least 100 descriptive blurbs on the Sterling Styles website. There are also more ad campaigns that can be accomplished for the New York show room in August, and the designs and information pertinent to both the Zazou and Sterling Styles sites must be fine tuned as well.

And of course, one of my favorite duties at this internship, is adding posts and content to this blog, while simultaneously raising awareness about https://www.zazou.com/z_index.php

I am still being helped by what I learned in classes such as AMM 230 and 270, in which descriptors and visual design were so important.

Thank you everybody for reading, and from all of us here at Zazou, have a fantastic day 😀

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Good morning little Zebras!

Today is Thursday and, as usual, there is a lot on the agenda 🙂

As you can see in my silly self portrait, some color has been added to the office. There are currently 11 different styles of blouses hanging on the metal bars in my room here at Sterling Styles and Zazou. All of these Sterling designs are from the “Champagne Collection” and must be given names, which is where I come in. Hopefully, I will be able to do a similar task for new Zazou scarves as well.

I will also continue to write the hundreds of descriptive blurbs necessary on the Sterling Styles website, create four more Mail Chimp ads for Zazou and Sterling, work on this blog and, this afternoon, call our friend Christopher Carroll and discuss tasks associated with the Zazou website and the upcoming Zazou Fall catalogue.

Since I have conversed with so many different people associated in the industry, whether it is with my bosses here or with Chris and Claudia, and I have extended my knowledge I learned about the industry in AMM 496, Issues in Retail Management.

And when I get home this evening, I plan to sleep, sleep and sleep some more!

As always, wish me luck and enjoy Zazou1982!

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In the romantic, suspenseful thriller “Charade,” the viewer may not know who to trust, but he or she can be certain that Audrey Hepburn’s style in this 1963 classic is undeniably chic.

Hepburn’s character, Regina Lampert, has lost her wealthy, criminal husband, and is being chased by numerous men who desire the fortune.

One such pursuer is that of the equally fashionable Cary Grant, who plays Peter Joshua. Yet, in the end, it is Hepburn’s sleek look that has landed her, and one of her accessories, into the ‘Scarf Star’ category.

In one particularly paranoid scene, Hepburn dons a down-right fabulous trench coat and matching head scarf that partially conceals her beautiful brown locks. Although her character is trying to hide, her effortlessly elegant style always makes her stand out from the crowd.

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In “Charade,” Hepburn models many magnificent looks, but her matching trench and scarf ensemble is one of my favorites.

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*Photographs Courtesy IMDb

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Think . . . think . . . think.

What am I pondering, you may ask? Well, I am of course asking myself what movie I can choose for the fifth installment of “Scarf Stars,” in which I highlight a cinematic scarf for the entertainment of the wonderful readers of Zazou1982!

For now, however, I will think about my movie selection in the back of my head as I inform you about my eighth day here as a Sterling Styles and Zazou copywriting intern.

Yes, it is hard to believe that I have already dedicated approximately 55 hours here as an intern – time flies when I am doing what I love: writing!

As you may have noticed in my previous post, I recently wrote the profile piece on Claudia Koch, one of the founders of the Zazou brand. If you have not already, please check out the article and read about the wonderfully quirky Claudia.

For the rest of the rest of the day, I will continue on numerous tasks that were assigned to me two weeks ago. I still have hundreds more blurbs to write for the products of Sterling Styles, Inc. I also have to complete more email blasts on Mail Chimp for upcoming shows for Zazou and Sterling Styles in cities such as Los Angeles, Dallas and New York City. This morning, I was able to complete blast designs for Trendz (Florida Fashion Focus), which will take place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

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These trade shows are extremely important for the company and the Sales Representatives the company employs, I learned first hand about sales rooms and the duties of sales reps in AMM 471, Wholesale Operations.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll update again on Thursday 🙂

END OF THE DAY UPDATE: Remember how I have been assigned to write blurbs for all of the garments on the Sterling Styles‘ website? So far, I have made a small dent, and have completed approximately 356 descriptions! Just a few hundred more to go! Also, one of my newer tasks will be to assign names to some of the newer Sterling Styles merchandise. Stay tuned 😀

*Photograph courtesy http://www.pbconventioncenter.com/

According to Christopher Carroll, the emblem, if you will, for Zazou was chosen to be a Zebra, so as to continue with the ‘Z’ theme.

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Thirty years ago this decision was made, yet, one day ago, an article was trending on Yahoo, in which it was stated that Scalamandre Zebra Wallpaper was making a comeback! This makes sense, seeing as the color combination of black and white has always been a staple.

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It looks like siblings of  the iconic Zazou symbol will be appearing in even more homes around the country!

*Images Courtesy Yahoo Shine

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Happy Thursday my Zazou Zebras!

Yesterday flew by, and now I am back here in Walnut working on assignments for Sterling Styles and Zazou (https://www.zazou.com/z_index.php)

In terms of the blog, I want to focus on giving you more looks from the Fall 2013 photo shoot. Now, should I do this before or after I eat my nutritious lunch?!

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Yes, while I am diligent when it comes to my work here, I have absolutely no regiment when it comes to my diet, hence the summer weight gain, hence my current distaste for swim wear!!

Anyway, what is nice about scarves is they fit you no matter what your waist size! You can even throw on a long, billowy scarf that covers you up in case you are feeling modest (or full of pop tarts).

Today I STILL need to transcribe my Claudia Koch interview, work on more online campaigns for future show room events in locations such as New York and Las Vegas and make an excel spreadsheet for Zazou inventory.

Work from my communication courses will again come in handy as I transcribe and write my Claudia profile piece. She talked to me about the business side of fashion and the chain of operations, facts I also learned about in classes such as AMM 250 and AMM 350, Apparel Merchandise Buying I and II.

Wish me luck ❤

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Have you noticed a pattern throughout the “Scarf Star” posts thus far? I don’t mean to be doing this, but with the addition of 2010’s “Despicable Me” (this year’s “Despicable Me 2” is applicable as well,) this will be the third out of four scarves that is stripes! Who knew garments could be type casted as well?!

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Nonetheless, in the lovable children’s comedy, starring the voice of Steve Carell, a super villain named Gru (Carell) plots the evil plan to adopt three orphaned girls, Margo, Edith and Agnes (who named these kids?) and use their cookie selling business as way to break into places. What did not go according to Gru’s dastardly plan, however, was the inevitability of him loving his new daughters, who help the evil genius turn things around.

Gru has an interesting body type, to say the least. The bald new dad has an incredibly wide torso, but stick-thin legs that miraculously support his large frame.

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Gru is a simple man who styles his odd body type in a monochromatic sort of way. His grey turtleneck rests below his black, zip-up jacket and above his black skinny pants (how trendy Gru!) And when toting around his three girls or a weapon of mass destruction, Gru always dons his black and grey skinny scarf, that playfully whips about as he chases his children (or the minions!).

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