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VladaMUA’s Drop With Smashbox Cosmetics

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VladaMUA’s Drop With Smashbox Cosmetics Matches Our Limited Edition Rose Gold Drip Cases!

Our partner, Vlada Haggerty, known on Instagram as vladamua, has just launched her very own SmashBox Cosmetics Collection titled; Petal Metal. This collection includes shimmer drops, highlighters, liquid lipsticks, and eye shadow palettes. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this collection, it was inspired by Vlada’s infamous rose gold lip design. Consequently, The Fifth & Ninth team is so in love with this new product line because it reminds us of our Rose Gold Drip case made in collaboration with Vlada herself!

On August 1st, Fifth & Ninth launched the InstaGlam Collection! This collection featured a line of iPhone cases made in collaboration with social media influencers. For this collection, Vlada created a line of 5 iPhone cases with us! One of her most popular cases featured her infamous rose gold lip art! As a result, many famous influencers were spotted using this beautiful case!

Los Angeles based beauty blogger, Alexandra Anele, with the Rose Gold Drip case! Most noteworthy, Alexandra is known for working with cosmetics companies such as Becca, Smashbox, and Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Furthermore, to get some beauty advice and how-to’s from Alexandra herself, check out her YouTube page titled, Alexandranele.

Miami based fashion and lifestyle blogger, Monica Hill, with the Rose Gold Drip case! Monica often sports Vlada’s cases including the Red Drip case!

In addition, to learn more of Monica’s fashion favorites, check out her Instagram page, @glambymoni. Not only does she talk fashion, but she also gives great beauty and fitness advice!

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Beauty and lifestyle blogger Anna Ovsjankina with the Rose Gold Drip case! Anna is known for her Youtube channel, Estonianna, which has over 700k followers!

Most noteworthy, she also has an Instagram page where she shares beauty, fashion, and motherhood advice! In addition, we’ll let you in on a fun fact- she is good friends with Vlada herself!

Shop rose gold drip case now!

In conclusion, we love nothing more than girl bosses like Vladamua, who achieve their goals everyday! We’re happy that we have a little piece of her incredible artwork showcased through our phone cases and can’t wait to see what she does next! 

In addition, are you interested in seeing more of Vladamua’s iPhone case collection? Click the link here to shop more now!

Furthermore, if you are interested in seeing the inspiration behind our iPhone case collections, check out our pinterest board by clicking the link here. 

Xoxox,

Fifth & Ninth Squad

Our Newest Collections on The Rhode Show!

Rhode Show

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Our Creative Director, Bryce Mcgillivray, showcases our new accessories for spring on today’s The Rhode Show! With warm weather right around the corner, Bryce showed The Rhode Show’s Michaela Johnson Fifth and Ninth’s newest addition, SUNGLASSES! Our new sunnies are great for the spring/summer weather and for any and every face shape. Not to mention our new phone cases that double as one of our favorite accessories!

WPRI’s The Rhode Show is Southern New England’s #1 lifestyle and entertainment show. They represent local lifestyle and entertainment for everyone in New England. In addition to this, they offer local professionals the opportunity to display what is up and coming and today Fifth and Ninth’s very own, Bryce Mcgillivray, was able to let New England in on the latest trends for  spring!

Here at Fifth and Ninth we are so ready for the switch from bootie to sandal weather and want you to be able to pair all your springtime outfit choices with any sunglass pair of your choice. From the Capri to Calabasas sunnies you can never go wrong! Furthermore, each pair of sunglasses comes in different colors with a customized microfiber pouch that not only keeps your glasses scratch free when you through them in your bag, but doubles as a cleaning cloth.

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But let’s not forget about our newest cases that are also easily paired with every springtime outfit! On today’s show we also showcased out newest collection of iPhone cases, the Stone Cold Collection! Each and every one of our custom cases is perfect to break out when the weather gets warm because Fifth and Ninth believes that your cell phone case should be one of your best accessories!

Shop all our new collections to make sure you’re right on trend for approaching warm weather!

Jeanette Getrost Sits Down with Women’s Wear Daily

Women's Wear Daily

Fifth & Ninth’s partner, Jeanette Getrost, recently sat down with Women’s Wear Daily to discuss her up and coming projects. Read more below to see what Jeanette is up to! Stay on the lookout for Fifth & Ninth’s mention!

BETWEEN THE LINES: In New York for a Q&A at Spring Place and a happy hour at Camp David in Brooklyn on Thursday, Los Angeles-based fashion illustrator Jeanette Getrost discussed how the medium is coming back to life.

About 20 will be at the NYFW event at Spring and the crowd will be considerably livelier at Camp David, the co-working space for creatives started by Milk Studios’ Mazdack Rassi and Erez Shternlich. Getrost chalked up the renewed interest in fashion illustration to social media giving artists a platform to get their work out. In addition, “People get a little tired of new media and have this yearning for the past and they want things to be handmade. You can see the same Instagram posts on a daily basis but with artists they are creating something new that you’ve never seen before.

A few years ago she worked for “Project Runway” one season. Sketching the winning looks from each episode for a social media campaign. Next week she will be live sketching at a Ferragamo event in Los Angeles. Getrost, whose work can be found on Absolut Art, also has a line of phone cases coming out with Fifth & Ninth. And she recently did some package design for Kate Somerville that can be found in Sephora. Forerunners such as René Gruau and David Downton, as well as Isaac Mizrahi’s illustrations are among her favorites. “Fashion illustration offers a new way to look at collections even if it’s current runways,” Getrost said…… READ MORE AT Women’s Wear Daily- http://wwd.com/.

 

To shop the Jeanette Getrost x Fifth & Ninth iPhone case collection, click the link here.

Spotlight on: Bryce McGillivray

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It’s every Rhode Island born fashionista’s dream. Graduate from the University of Rhode Island with your first textile kit in hand, pack your bags, and head to the big city. That’s exactly what our Creative Director, Bryce McGillivray, did when she graduated in 2014. However, Bryce’s dream was completely revamped once she experienced New York first hand.

Following her graduation, Bryce took a bold step and took on an unpaid internship at Bismark Phillips Communications and Media, a PR agency that represents some of the most famous names in the fashion industry. With the experience she gained, a door was then opened for her as an Executive Assistant for Kelly Cutrone, who gained her fame being a public relations mogul in NYC. Although the experience was incredible, it gave Bryce a new mindset to realize her heart belonged home. “These two experiences gave me a very clear understanding of how tough the fashion industry is, and it wasn’t necessarily what I had set out in the beginning”, Bryce explained.

Returning home to Rhode Island, Bryce reconsidered where she wanted to take her career. After reconnecting with Mark Mesrobian, the Executive Vice President of Fifth & Ninth’s parent company, Complete Sourcing Solutions, she accepted a position as the social media and marketing coordinator.

As the saying goes, you can take the fashionista out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the fashionista (or that’s how we say it here at F&N!). After working as the social media and marketing manager for a few months, Bryce’s passion for fashion and design was pushing her to accomplish more. She then developed into a Creative Director for a new in house brand, Fifth & Ninth. The name was inspired by the fashion garment district, “where trends are born.”

Given the freedom to let her creative side soar, Fifth & Ninth took off. In it’s most recent endeavor, F&N has partnered with several online celebrities and social media influencers, such as Smashbox Cosmetics Lip Editor in Chief, Vlada Haggerty, (you can purchase her case here!?) to create a line of cobranded iPhone cases. In the future, the company is looking to expand into lifestyle products such as sunglasses and watches.

Since launching the brand, Bryce has been passionate about providing internships to local Rhode Island girls so they can get industry experience in their own backyard. In addition, the company also took on eight extraordinary College Brand Ambassadors (stay tuned to read about the program)! Bryce’s advice to young female entrepreneurs is to “take the low paying job, the free internship, feel what it is like to be at the bottom and struggle.”

The sky’s the limit and the opportunities are endless when it comes to F&N’s future. Bryce has the vision to expand their tech accessories to more than just phone cases and beauty banks, potentially adding sunglasses, watches, handbags, and so on. Bryce is also newly engaged (???) so a wedding collection could potentially be on her mind.

Bryce does an exceptional job at representing the city in the Ocean State, by influencing girls to believe that you don’t have to be in New York to be successful in the fashion industry. For more behind the scenes about F&N, check out our article in the Providence Journal and Rhode Island Monthly. To keep up with our Creative Director Bryce, follow her blog Blonde in Boutins.

Xoxo, F&N Squad ?