Rockin’ Baby Slings – Maternity Day at BTR

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First time ever on BTR – Maternity Day! Today we’re featuring apparel and lingerie for the mom-to-be, baby accessories, and more.

Check out Rockin’ Baby, known for its stylish, high-quality baby slings and pouches. They’re a company with a conscience. For every sling sold, they donate a new one to a Haitian mother in need, while educating her on the importance it holds in her baby’s life. A sling makes it easier to love, nurture and breastfeed her baby, and also keeps her arms free for gathering food and water.

By purchasing a Rockin’ Baby sling, you are impacting another mother’s life in a huge way. Babies will be healthier, happier, and will begin their life in a more fulfilled and optimistic way. From you, to them, Mother to Mother.

Here’s a video of their very first Haitian Sling Drop:

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Stylist’s Corner: Summer Looks for Him

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It’s time for Stylist’s Corner, with Scott!

This week’s feature is all about summer styles for men. We’ve created 2 looks to keep you stylish from day to night.

The look on the left keeps it casual while keeping you cool in the heat. Tropical prints are not only on-trend this season, their fun and quirky too. Add a pair of classic Ray-Bans, leather bracelets, and a chunky watch to accessorize.

On the right, we’ve styled the perfect look for a hot summer night. The printed short sleeved shirt keeps it dressy, but won’t have you breaking a sweat. A pair of aviators, a stylish and airy hat, and Ked-inspired shoes complete this effortless style.

Shirts: PX Clothing, event live at 9am ET on Sunday May 11th.

Hat: Greg Norman, event live at 12pm ET on Monday May 12th.

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Voda Swim: As Seen on CBS’ The Couch

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Summer days in the sun are right around the corner. Now’s the time to get a brand new swimsuit that is both flattering, comfortable, and affordable.

Today on CBS’ The Couch, BTR is featuring bikinis and tankinis from Voda Swim. Voda Swim is a new concept in swimsuit design. What sets them apart from the competition is their patent pending Envy Push Up bikini/tankini top created by international model Yulia.

Create your dream shape in this incredible bikini top. It has no wires, it increases your bust by 1 to 2 cup sizes AND it provides amazing cleavage, lift and support.

Made with XtraLife Lycra fiber that resists chlorine and other pool chemicals 5-10 times longer than regular elastane, allowing garments to keep their shape and remain beautiful.

Forget conventional swimwear! Check out our Voda Swim event now! Get the entire look, both top and bottom, for under $100! Pictured are tankini tops for $29.99 and adjustable bottoms for only $19.99!

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Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt Winners + Promo Code

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Congratulations Amanda, Andrea, and Kris. We hope that you or your mother enjoys the day of pampering!

We wish that we could have given everyone a day at the spa, but those who didn’t win can use our 20% off WaySpa promo code: BTRMDAY20, valid from May 6th – 12th.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

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Win a $200 Spa Gift Card – Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt

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Win one of three gift certificates valued at $200 for a day at the spa – just in time for Mother’s Day!

Your mom is one of the most important people in your life, so why don’t you show her how much you care by taking part in our Mother’s Day scavenger hunt?

We’ve partnered with WaySpa to give your mom the best Mother’s Day ever! WaySpa is an online spa marketplace where you can find great deals on spas worldwide. No matter where you live, you’ll be able to find a spa accepting WaySpa gift cards.

We’ve hidden tranquil spa treatment images in three of today’s events. All you have to do is find them, and then e-mail a screen cap to us! Look for the first image in one of our 9am ET events, the second in a 12pm ET event, and the last in a 5pm ET event. Don’t worry, even if you miss a start time, the events are live all day. Decipher the riddles below to figure out in which events the images are hidden!

Riddle #1: Event starting at 9am ET:

Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson.

You would think that they all tell time with sand.

You will find the right structure in this event.


Riddle #2: Event starting at 12pm ET:

All that glitters is not gold.

If there is a werewolf lurking, these items come in handy.

This event is sure to put a sparkle in mom’s eyes.

Riddle #3: Event starting at 5pm ET:

These items are hot-headed, but they are all steam and no bite.

They leave the biting and the chewing to you.

This event features items that will take your food, but will never leave you hungry.

Once you have found all three spa treatment images, take a screen shot of each (instructions below), or let us know which event and page you found them on. E-mail btrblog@beyondtherack.com with the info. We are giving away three $200 gift cards. Winners will be chosen at random.

Contest closes at 11:59pm May 5th, ET.

How to take a screenshot:

Windows:

1)

Press PrtScn to copy your screen onto your clipboard.

Paste into Microsoft Paint and save.

2)

Use the Snipping Tool

Mac:

Hold down command and shift, and then press 3. The screenshot has now been saved to your desktop.

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Stylist’s Corner: Crop Tops

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Our stylist, Scott McLean, is back again with a brand new trend:

Crop tops are hot, hot, hot, this season. Although this “it” top might be on the small size, it’s definitely big on style! So the real question is, how do you wear this new fashion star? That’s where I can help. I’m going to show you four different types of crop tops, as well as how to wear them.

Our first design is a flirty and loose cropped top. A floral print is just what you need for spring and summer. Pair it with white or blue skinny jeans and sandals.

The second top is a charcoal and black stripped crop top/bustier combo. It’s a street style inspired look. Complete your ensemble with a high-waisted skirt or shorts, and you’ll be ready for a night on the town!

Our third top is a black and white short cropped top. The geometric pattern and sheer cut-outs give it a fashion-forward and bold look. Try wearing it with a form-fitting skirt as well as stilettos with a thick ankle strap. You’ll be fashionably fierce!

Our last look is a dressy or casual transitional look that you can wear from day to night. It is an unstructured crop top, making it appropriate for daytime, but has flat studs which takes it into the evening. Take the look further with preppy white shorts, or textured leggings.

You can grab all of these tops and more from out St. Croix Tanks sale on Sunday, May 4th at 9am ET.

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Buyers’ Picks

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Our BTR buyers know style. Not only are they the most fashionable people we know, they live and breathe the latest trends so that they can find the best deals on the items you crave.

Today, we caught up with three of our buyers and asked them about their own personal style. They also picked their favorite items from their events, so look out for our “Buyers’ Picks” stamps on items they love.

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Alex Kertzer, Home Buyer

How would you define your style?

I would define my style as classy, but with an edge. I wear a lot of black and white, and sometimes red. I can never leave the house without accessorizing! I’m a big fan of costume jewelry to complement any outfit. Also, whether it’s my turtle ring or leopard-print scarf, I always add on something animal-related.

What trends are you looking forward to for summer?

I’m loving bright lipsticks, pleated skirts and dresses, as well as cut-out designs.

Look for Alex’s favorite picks in bedding and fun lighting today! Check out the following events: LED Bright Lights at 9am ET as well as Summer Duvets, and 1000TC Sheet Sets at 5pm ET.

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Annie Moralli, Footwear Buyer

How would you define your style?

I tend to wear clothes that are comfortable, yet also look good. I believe that you should wear things that look and feel good on you, before worrying about trends. That being said, my wardrobe is a mix of classic staple pieces and elegance, with a hint of trendiness.

What trends are you looking forward to for summer?

Well, as the shoe buyer, I have to stay ontop of the latest footwear fashions. I’m really glad that the gladiator sandal trend is back, as well as single sole pumps. I also love detailed and embellished flat sandals because you can still be feminine as well as comfortable.

Get a whole new shoe collection for summer with Annie’s picks in footwear. Look out for our Matisse, Summer in St. Maarten and Puma for Women events.

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Jeremy Levine, Buyer for Eyewear, Women’s Denim, Men’s Apparel and Accessories (Self-proclaimed King of the Buyers)

How would you define your style?

Business casual. I can usually be found wearing a dress shirt with a pair of nice jeans. I don’t shy away from patterns or brighter colors.

What trends are you looking forward to for summer?

I love that the double-breasted blazer is back in action. Also, prints are not just great for women’s clothing; they’re making an appearance in menswear too!

Our Coogi event will have you looking and feeling your best with statement-making shirts. Jeremy has hand-picked his favorites!

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Stylist’s Corner: Fun and Fresh for Summer

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Summer is around the corner and for any fashionista that means hot new styles are on their way! Our BTR stylist, Scott McLean, has the inside scoop on how to stay fun and fresh for summer!

Here’s what he has to say:

Transparent clothing has been all over the runways. Lace and chiffon tops are a great way to keep your wardrobe fashion-forward. Try one in light blue, powder pink, lilac, or white!

International prints are another great summer 2014 trend. We saw plenty of prints last summer and they’re back, but with a global twist. This year you can find prints inspired by Morocco, Turkey, and Persia; Eastern inspired prints are the way to go. Pair these prints with hues of red, blue, cream, and yellow for a perfect match.

Shop these looks in our Bright Lights of Paris event, live tomorrow at 9am ET.

See how we’ve accesorized this look with jewelry from our Chit-Chat Jewels sale and footwear from Steve Madden featured in our Shoevibe & More sale, also going live tomorrow.

And make sure to complete your ensemble with some designer sunnies from our Tom Ford event, live on Sunday at 9am ET.

Your new summer look awaits!

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Best and Worst Dressed Celebs at Coachella

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Coachella 2014 wrapped up this past weekend, and not only is it one of the biggest outdoor music events of the year, it is also the most fashionable. From timeless Californian styles with a boho flair, to more edgy looks, festival-goers rocked it out!

The line-up for both weekends was stellar, with OutKast, Ellie Goulding, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, and many more! The celebrities weren’t just the musicians on the stage, however. At an event this big, many other celebrities attended to dance, chill out, and enjoy the tunes.

Here are some of the best and worst dressed celeb Coachella attendees:

Best Dressed:

Kendall Jenner: The reality TV star had a number of great outfits for the two Coachella weekends. We feel that this one was the most inspired. The long duster is flowing and elegant, and the jean shorts are a festival staple along with the cowboy boots.

Alessandra Ambrosio: This is a festival bohemian look perfectly styled. She didn’t go overboard with fringe and florals, and the heart-shaped sunglasses are a nice touch.

Camilla Belle: A great white on white look that is perfected when paired with a printed bag and her boho accessories.

Kate Bosworth: Although this print isn’t as vibrant as the usual spring prints, the cut of the dress makes it stand out in all the right ways.

Solange Knowles: She was rocking some retro chic in Kate Spade. The print is fun and funky, and those sunglasses really finish off the ensemble.

Worst Dressed:

Selena Gomez: Someone’s grandma is missing their tablecloth. It’s a shame too, because if she had left the crochet dress at home, she would have had a passable outfit.

Julianne Hough: We can’t get over the fact that she looks like a young boy, especially in this get-up.

Audrina Patridge: This tie-dyed romper just looks sloppy rather than cute hippy chic.

Vanessa Hudgens: We’d want to remain anonymous too if we were wearing an unflattering, ultra baggy peasant top and skirt.

Kylie Jenner: Those boots are ill-fitting, and are the wrong color for the rest of the outfit. And…we really don’t want the fanny pack to make a come-back.

Oh and here’s some of that star dancing we mentioned:

Stick to acting, Leo!

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Q&A with Meital, EDM Sensation

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From Showtime’s “Weeds” to international electronic dance music sensation, Meital is on the rise and currently releasing singles and remixes with Sean Kingston, Reflex (Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna) R3hab (Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Calvin Harris) and Che Pope (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Eminem). She has made it onto the Billboard Top 10 Music Dance Charts, and is increasing in popularity with her single “Give Us Back Love”.

We were lucky enough to get an exclusive interview with the pop star. She told us about her favorite clubs, her (non)formula for creating a hit, and more:

1) You started out as an actress in Israel and have credits as a comedian, playwright, author and now a singer. Have you found the transition to full-time musician difficult? If yes, what was the most difficult part?

I’ve always been a performer so whether I’m on a film set, in a play or in the recording studio I’m still tapping into the same parts of myself. I think being a singer is especially thrilling because I get to be pensive as a writer, and then totally rebel and unleash when I’m on stage performing. That duality is especially interesting to me.

2) Your songs are topping many dance music charts. Is there a formula for creating a smash-hit single?

I think the best formula is no formula. I like to trust my gut instincts, and in the case of dance and pop music, those instincts are especially useful. If I write a song and I just can’t stop singing it or dancing to it, I know it’s going to be a hit. It’s like it sticks to you and you just can’t shake it off. That’s a great song.

3) As an electro dance music artist, you must have been to some pretty awesome clubs. What are some of your favorites?

I really like The Cat & Dog club in Tel Aviv, The Box in London, and GMF in Berlin is really cool and progressive. The best clubs are the ones where the audience is just really letting loose and sweating up a storm. The sweatier the crowd, the better time I have.

4) You’ve worked with some really big players in the music industry – Sean Kingston and Che Pop to name two. Who would your dream collaboration be with?

If I could bring Warhol back from the dead I think we could create some pretty awesome shit. I’d love to collaborate with someone who’s really doing something innovative. I think Kanye is doing that and blurs the line between high art and commercial pop. I think that’s really cool and I would love to get in the studio with him to do something cool. I would also love to collaborate across mediums – do a project between me, a sculptor and perhaps a filmmaker. How can music, film, and visual art all work in tandem with each other? This is something I’m definitely interested in exploring.

5) You spend a lot of time jet-setting. What is the most memorable place you’ve been to and why?

I have a big crush on St Barth ever since we first met. It’s just so perfect in every way. It feels magical because of the terrain of the land and just how removed you are from everything. There’s no internet out there — just you in nature. When I go away I’m looking for a real escape.

6) What is the one thing you absolutely could not live without?

My pet Tiger. Have you met Yummy Charlie?

7) You’ve been labeled as a renaissance woman, a hyphenate. Can you tell us a little about your artistic journey? How did you get to where you are now? Where would you like to go next?

My evolution as an artist has been extremely exploratory. I’ve let myself indulge in all my creative whims, and this childlike wonder is what has propelled me further. I think that the older we get, the further away we get from our imaginations. I try to stay young inside so that I can be fully connected to my most imaginative self. I think my staying in touch with this youthful, creative part of myself is what has allowed me to have this success. As far as what’s to happen next, I try to take it all day by day. I’m here now, and being an artist in the now is what turns me on the most.

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