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Outerwear brands Ten C and Blauer USA present Spring 2023 in Milan – WWD

Outerwear specialists Blauer USA and Ten C have moved to Milan from their usual Pitti Uomo stand out of business necessity.

A different environment called for different strategies, explained Enzo Fusco, the owner of the FGF Industry company that controls the two brands. Sales have exploded over the past two years despite the pandemic, but some adjustments were needed, including pushing back the sales campaign.

“We had already reached 70-80% of our seasonal budget before the start of Pitti Uomo, so it was less meaningful for us to be there this season,” he explained during the Ten C presentation.

The premium brand under the corporate umbrella continued its exploration of technical developments, combining new fabrics with the original, signature garment-dyed Japanese jersey, including crinkle ripstop nylon, cotton and wool blends. three-layer waterproof nylon and a silver laminated nylon textile, which is lightweight and features a silver membrane that adds sparkle to garments.

Ten C Men Spring 2023
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They’ve been tailored for a range of workwear and military-inspired offerings in signature Ten C style, from jackets and anoraks to parkas in plaster-inspired greyish or dark burgundy hues. As part of the Spring 2023 presentation, Ten C also teased the Fall season, including a crinkle nylon sleeveless anorak with laser-cut OJJ detailing and a Tactel nylon down vest.

At Blauer, the spring collection was more colorful, but also driven by strong research and development in textiles. A new lightweight down jacket aimed at cool spring days and available in different shades, from lime green to fiery red and a colorful camouflage pattern, has been padded with Sorona, an eco-friendly, partially plant-based polymer.

“So far so good, the spring sales campaign for our brands has worked well, we are already above 2021 levels,” Fusco said, adding that one cause for concern is the economic stagnation that some analysts predict the fall.

Blauer USA Men Spring 2023

Blauer USA Men Spring 2023
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Blauer USA also showcased its latest B.Tactical capsule inspired by US police and military uniforms, such as MA1 bombers, anoraks and overshirts. Fusco’s dream of bringing Blauer USA back to the United States, a brand with American roots he acquired in 2017, is still being refined. “You have to have a strong partner there to be successful,” he said.

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Paris Fashion Week menswear: watch the shows live

Written by Lea Dolan, CNN

Paris Fashion Week is back, this week marking the start of the Spring/Summer 2023 menswear shows.

Men’s fashion has quickly become one of the most subversive and innovative areas of fashion. Earlier this year, a landmark exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum reminded us that dressing “masculine” has been a fluid and changing idea throughout history, with plenty of room for fun. But those who still view menswear as simple and gameless, need only look to some of the most celebrated young designers working today to see new collections infused with bright colors, skirts, bold crop tops and striking patterns. This month, the prestigious LVMH prize went to British menswear designer Steven Stokey Daley and his label SS Daley for his fluid silhouettes, showy knitwear and penchant for open, skimpy shirts.
Following the menswear collection unveilings during Milan Fashion Week, Paris will host a series of highly anticipated shows by menswear heavyweights such as Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens, Loewe, Thom Browne and Dior Homme, as well as an exciting roster of new talent. Y/Project, helmed by hot Belgian designer Glenn Martens, is set to premiere on Wednesday and other young labels to watch include Grace Wales Bonner, Bluemarble, Bianca Saunders and KidSuper.

Scroll down to watch live streams of each parade as they happen.

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Top image: Y/Project Menswear Fall/Winter 2022-2023 at Paris Fashion Week in January 2022.

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Snapchat and Vogue launch bespoke fashion exhibition in Cannes

Snapchat and Vogue have teamed up to launch an AR fashion exhibition with brands including Balenciaga, Dior, Gucci and Stella McCartney at Cannes.

Launching Monday, June 20, Vogue and Snapchat are teaming up to launch an exclusive, interactive augmented reality (AR) exhibit Vogue x Snapchat: Redefining the Body, curated by Edward Enninful OBE. The AR exhibition is the result of a groundbreaking collaboration between British Vogue and Snap, which will illustrate how physical fashion designs can be enhanced and transformed through innovative digital experiences and personalized Snapchat lenses.

Hosted at the La Malmaison Art Center, Snap and Vogue will showcase clothing designs from seven of the world’s leading brands and fashion designers, accompanied by augmented reality Snapchat try-on experiences. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the creative vision of these inclusive design leaders, walking through custom-designed rooms showcasing archival, contemporary and exclusive creations from Balenciaga, Dior, Gucci, Kenneth Ize, Richard Quinn, Stella McCartney and Versace.

The Vogue x Snapchat: Redefining the Body exhibition will host six rooms at La Malmaison with custom-designed environments for each designer to display physical fashion with complementary AR experiences, bringing the whole creation to life. The facade of the exhibit is digitally “wrapped” by designers using Snap’s impressive Landmarker technology, truly transforming the exterior of the building.

“It has always been important to me to make fashion accessible to everyone. Using augmented reality, Vogue x Snapchat: Redefining the Body is an exhibition that invites everyone – regardless of race, gender, sexuality and size – to discover and enjoy fashion from some of the best designers and brands in luxury in the world. It doesn’t get any better than that. – Edward Enninful OBE, Editor-in-Chief, British Vogue and European Editorial Director, Vogue

“We’re thrilled to partner with Vogue to enable hundreds of millions of Snapchatters around the world to digitally experience fashion from top designers and brands. Through this exposure, and augmented reality more broadly, we hope to introduce new levels of accessibility, creativity and expression in the world of fashion and design,” Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of Snap Inc.

Snapchatters around the world will also be able to join in the fun, as all trial and in-room experiences will be Global Lenses available in Snapchat’s Lens carousel or the Dress Up tab in Lens Explorer. There will also be a custom landmark available on the Snap Map to see La Malmaison in Cannes come to life.

Designer’s AR features include:

Balenciaga:

  • The showroom of the French house is plunged into opaque darkness. Dense black curtains line the space, which houses two high-light looks from Balenciaga’s 50th Couture collection, and nods to the design of a historic dressing room.
  • The pieces have been part of Balenciaga’s premier Couture collection since 1968, when the house’s founder retired.
  • Attendees can scan the room’s Snapcode to elicit different perspectives from the monochrome environment.
  • There will also be a personalized Balenciaga AR experience, with trial
  • Glasses available to wear the bright pink opera coat featured in the exhibit.

Dior:

  • In the courtyard of the Center d’Art La Malmaison, a three-meter-tall statue of a model wearing the revolutionary 1947 Dior New Look welcomes guests to Redefining the Body.
  • Standing on a five-pointed star – the symbol of divine providence that inspired the superstitious founding couturier to open his house in 1946 – she holds the iconic Lady Dior bag, an emblem of elegance for nearly three decades.
  • Snapchat Snapcode Reveals Dior small hands Skillfully hand-stitched details on this statue as it descends from its star-edged base, unifying age-old craftsmanship with digital technology.

Gucci:

  • In its showroom, the Florentine house reproduces the white grid and the scenography of the funhouse illusionist mirror from the Exquisite Gucci show.
  • On the catwalks, the models present the looks of this explorer collection of masculinity, which imagined the costume as an invitation to dress.
  • Using the Snapchat lens, Snapchatters can use their phone screen to warp its dimensions, unearthing colorful portals in a palette that reflects the mood of the Exquisite Gucci show.
  • Snapchatters will be able to wear Gucci’s couture, faux fur coat, aviator-style sunglasses and beret, revealed in moving mosaic grids.

Kenneth Ize:

  • Kenneth Ize – whose brand founded in 2013 champions West African craftsmanship – has collaborated with Nigerian multimedia artist Jelili Atiku on an exhibition space featuring vibrant reproductions of his paintings and public performances.
  • In this showroom, colorful wall hangings and upholstery fabrics are created using Alright then – a hand-woven Nigerian fabric essential to Ize’s creations.
  • The models showcase unique dresses in vibrant colors, which reflect Ize’s commitment to craftsmanship.
  • Through the Snapchat AR experience, viewers can experience Ize’s West African story, brought to life through sound, and wear her tactile creations, which will ripple and unfold before their eyes.

Richard Quinn:

  • A geometric grid of florals and polka dots, the showroom of British designer and this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner Richard Quinn is wrapped in the idiosyncratic prints of his 2016-founded label.
  • The lenses will reveal a magical garden, where blue roses magnify through a mist, sprouting before your eyes and giving Snapchatters the opportunity to watch Quinn’s opera coat and wide-brimmed balaclava appear on their bodies in a interactive swirl of shine.

Stella McCartney:

  • The showroom of the British house founded in 2001 is transformed into a cave of giant colorful mushrooms, where models cascading down ruffled dresses from the spring/summer 2010 collection of the brand.
  • The space is rooted in Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection and campaign theme, Fungi Are The Future Of Fashion And Our Planet, as the designer was inspired by the potential of these incredible organisms to deliver more sustainable solutions. , from medicine to material innovation.
  • The Big Mushroom will transform to feature digital bees pollinating mushroom spores using Scan technology, and the trial AR feature will reveal a mushroom-adorned headpiece alongside a dress sprouting from fantasy mushrooms.

Versace:

  • Golden tiles, baroque columns and Versace’s Medusa capture the Italian brand’s sense of modern opulence in its showroom.
  • On display are bondage-inspired pieces from the brand’s now-legendary Fall/Winter 1992 collection, “Miss S&M.”
  • Snapchat brings the experience to life, letting Snapchatters wear curly gazes that turn into writhing snakes as the mythological Medusa comes to life and transforms into the viewer herself.

Vogue and Snapchat are also teaming up with DressX to create a capsule collection for the exhibit. The collection will include limited-edition Vogue x Snapchat merchandise and will be available on the DressX website and at the exhibition in Cannes for guests to try on the pieces in augmented reality.

AR experiences were developed in collaboration by Arcadia, Atomic Digital Design and Snap’s new Paris AR Studio, which focuses on empowering and educating the next generation of creators to inspire the world about the possibilities of reality. increased in art, education and culture.

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Bruno Pavlovsky of Chanel to take over as head of the French Fashion Federation – WWD

PARIS – Bruno Pavlovsky is about to be elected president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode at its general assembly on July 1.

Pavlovsky, president of fashion and chairman of Chanel SAS, sits on the executive committee of France’s fashion governing body. Ralph Toledano, who had held the post since 2014, served three terms as head of the institution, making him ineligible for re-election.

Pavlovsky said that if he was confirmed in this position, he intended to continue the work of his predecessor, alongside executive chairman Pascal Morand, in a spirit of continuity.

While the coronavirus pandemic has prevented many fashion editors from travelling, the federation has partnered with data and insights firm Launchmetrics to pivot Paris Fashion Week to a digital showcase, later transitioning to a format hybrid combining physical and online events.

With 78 physical events out of a total of 84, the Parisian men’s shows, which take place from Tuesday to Sunday, confirm the strong comeback of physical events.

Chanel has championed Paris as the capital of creativity and capital of fashion, pushing for competitors to rally around Paris Fashion Week again, after a period that saw a number of big brands, including Saint Laurent , Balenciaga and Céline, split up to show on their own schedule.

The French luxury brand recently opened a hub of specialist workshops on the outskirts of the city, is sponsoring the renovation of the Grand Palais and has funded a new permanent exhibition space at the Palais Galliera, the Paris fashion museum.

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Jovial Jeff Goldblum steals Prada’s Spring/Summer 2023 show | Fashion

Prada isn’t a brand short on stars or celebrity ambassadors, but few have embraced the role as enthusiastically as its favorite runway star: Jeff Goldblum.

The Hollywood actor and notorious gentleman nearly stole the show at the menswear brand’s Spring/Summer 2023 show on Sunday afternoon in Milan. Guest rather than model this time around, he held his own impromptu press conference from his front row seat and said, “I love wearing these clothes. These are my favorite clothes!”

He is not alone. Brand as copied as one would like, under the creative direction of Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, the company recorded a 41% increase in its total net sales at the end of 2021 compared to 2020. While the pandemic would have of course skewed the normal accounting, when it came to going out of the house, there is no doubt that Prada was a popular port of call.

A celebration of domesticity: the Prada fashion show. Photography: Pixelformula/SIPA/Rex/Shutterstock

On the clothing side, Prada continues to set the temperature and trends for the coming season. For next summer, Goldblum and the rest of the front-row celebs — including Rami Malek, Ncuti Gatwa, Jake Gyllenhaal and Song Kang — watched the duo tap into their modus operandi of giving familiar garments a complexity that justifies the hype and the price.

Skinny double-breasted black suits were worn with exaggerated cowboy boots; the everyday dust coat arrived in pink, orange and red gingham; cozy sweaters and cardigans came with neon stripes and shrunken nostalgic appeal; denim jackets had shaved collars; and tabard-style plaid shirts and overalls were on hand to give traditional wardrobe staples a Prada twist. It was a collection that celebrated the elegant domesticity that is often overlooked or overdone in fashion, but what Prada knows people ultimately want.

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‘Classicism with spontaneity’: the models wear costumes. Photography: Luca Bruno/AP

“The collection is about simplicity as a concept, as a choice,” Prada told reporters ahead of the show, adding that simplicity was also a trend. “It was about clothes that people could really wear, but with impact…As long as it’s the base, it’s really a conceptual choice – a coat, jeans, a suit. They look simple, but are the result of a process.” Simons agreed, adding that individuality comes from the way it is worn.

“The clothes are classic, but their mix contradicts each other, which makes them exciting and new,” he said, pointing out a deliberate weirdness. “A combination of rawness and sophistication in these garments is also important. The contrast of classicism and spontaneity gives it a sensitivity, an emotion.

With neither Prada nor Simons available for comment after the show, it fell to Goldblum to have the final say. “What else [designers do] is fiercely intelligent and unique with great integrity,” he enthused. “Clothes with the best type of character.”

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Princess Charlotte is a mini style icon in a gingham dress – check out ASDA’s £10 dupe






Georgia Brown




Princess Charlotte looked so adorable in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridgethe latest photo of, released by Kensington Palace to mark Fathers Day.

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The Heartwarming Photo Illustrated Prince William beaming on camera alongside her three children; Prince Georgeeight years old, Princess Charlotte, seven years old, and Prince Louisfour. “Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to fathers and grandfathers around the world!” read the sweet Instagram post.

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Royal fans were quick to react to the heartfelt snap, rushing to the comments to share the love for Cambridge’s unseen family moment. “Pure joy on those faces! Happy Father’s Day!” wrote one royal fan, while another wrote, “This pic is so cute.”

A third added, “Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo.”

WATCH: Princess Charlotte has the most impeccable manners in never-before-seen TikTok video – watch

The Cambridges shared the heartwarming snap to mark Father’s Day

More elegant than ever, Princess Charlotte wore a chic gingham ruffled dress by Mango, while George donned a khaki top and Louis donned a striped polo shirt.

Charlotte’s £25 ‘Gabi’ dress features adorable ruffled sleeves, a square neckline, a ruched bodice and a fashionable midi skirt – the perfect ensemble for a fashionable royal toddler.

SEE: Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte’s £23,000 school menu revealed

WATCH: Princess Charlotte is the new hair queen – check out her braids!

If you’re looking to channel Princess Charlotte’s effortlessly cute style, sadly, her exact dress has since sold out. Mango, however, have a range of fun gingham dresses in their summer collection – and at £25 or less, we call that a royal bargain!

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The young royal has been dubbed the fashion icon as she gets older, taking after her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, in both confidence and style.

Over the Jubilee weekend, Charlotte looked effortlessly stylish alongside her fashion icon mother. During the celebrations, the royal stepped out with her family at Cardiff Castle wearing a pretty dark blue coat with a Peter Pan collar and pretty buttons down the front.

Charlotte also wore the same coat to her great-grandfather Prince Philip’s thanksgiving service in March 2022. A wardrobe staple it seems!

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Victoria and David Beckham’s surprisingly small bedroom will leave you in awe






Nicholas Murphy




Victoria and David Beckham have an impressive property portfolio with breathtaking homes in London, the Cotswolds and Miami. However, in the 90s, the couple lived in a modest house in Salford – and their old bedroom might surprise you.

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A unearthed video, taken in 1997 two years before the couple got married, reveals one of their bedrooms with a small double bed. He had been dressed in white valance sheets and there was a soft stuffed bunny on the pillow, despite the fact that their eldest son Brooklyn was only born in 1999.

The space was finished with classic white walls, a wooden side table, and cream draped curtains. Unlike their super-chic homes today, the Beckhams’ former home was filled with small ornaments and pictures lining their windowsill, which added a warm, lived-in feel.

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The room also featured a dressing room in the corner with rails holding rows of silk shirts and 15 pairs of trainers neatly positioned under a radiator. Sky Sports presenter Rob McCaffery, who was given the house tour, joked: “All the women in the country want to walk around here now.”

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Former bedroom of David and Victoria Beckham in Salford. Picture: YouTube

By comparison, their family mansion in Holland Park, London, has a huge walk-in dressing room which is decorated with a green velvet sofa, a large black rug and a decadent chandelier. The walls are lined with wardrobe doors while a large window at the end of the space provides a bright room perfect for staging the fashion designer‘s outfits.

The property is said to be worth £150,000, and the rest of the interior boasted a living room with two white leather sofas, blue curtains and a life-size cardboard cutout of the footballer “that his girlfriend [Victoria’s] mama had wanted,” and a kitchen with white tile floors, pale blue cabinetry, and plaid blinds.

The footballer showed off his dressing room in the corner of the bedroom. Picture: YouTube

David and Victoria then bought a two-bed flat in Alderley Edge for £317,000 in 1998, and Rowneybury House – dubbed ‘Beckingham Palace’ after the Queenthe royal residence, Buckingham Palace – for £2.5million in 1999. The latter came complete with a maze, swimming pool and 24 acres of land.

“Beckingham Palace” in Hertfordshire

But their Salford home clearly held a special place in their hearts. In an interview with MEN in 2008, Spice Girls star Victoria said: “Last time we were in Manchester for the Spice Girls concert, David and I went back to this house in Hazelhurst Road to have a look. There are such great memories for us – of the Trafford Center and all that sort of thing.

“I know David misses Manchester as well and he still stays in touch with everyone.”

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Jamie Foxx parties with friends in Saint-Tropez as he promotes liquor brand Brown Sugar Bourbon

Jamie Foxx parties with friends in Saint-Tropez as he promotes his Brown Sugar Bourbon liqueur brand

Jamie Foxx was spotted vacationing in the south of France with friends earlier this week.

The 54-year-old entertainer showed off his luxurious fashion sense as he strolled the beach in a wide-brimmed hat and silk shirt.

He later took a phone call from the balcony of his yacht and promoted his brand of whiskey on social media.

Vacation: Jamie Foxx was spotted vacationing in the south of France with friends earlier this week

During his day at the beach, the father-of-two teamed his button-up top with black skinny pants.

The stand-up comic accentuated her polished look with multiple flashy chains and pendants around her neck.

Along with his statement hat, he wore chic, lightly tinted sunglasses.

The actor sported a diamond-encrusted watch and a neatly trimmed goatee while trotting down gray water slides.

Stylish: The 54-year-old entertainer showed off his luxurious fashion sense as he strolled the beach in a wide-brimmed hat and silk shirt

Stylish: The 54-year-old entertainer showed off his luxurious fashion sense as he strolled the beach in a wide-brimmed hat and silk shirt

Downtime: He then took a phone call on the balcony of his yacht and promoted his brand of whiskey on social media

Downtime: He then took a phone call on the balcony of his yacht and promoted his brand of whiskey on social media

On another occasion, during his chic getaway, the singer-songwriter dressed up on a yacht.

The Oscar-winning actress donned a navy Gucci t-shirt with red Nike shorts.

He wore aviator-style sunglasses as he attended to his iPhone as he stood on the balcony.

Jamie pulled back the blinds at one point, squinting as he stood in the bright sunshine.

Quick chat: Jamie pulled back the blinds at one point, squinting as he stood in the bright sunshine

Quick chat: Jamie pulled back the blinds at one point, squinting as he stood in the bright sunshine

Businessman: Jamie took to Instagram on Friday and Saturday to tout his Brown Sugar Bourbon aka BSB spirit

Businessman: Jamie took to Instagram on Friday and Saturday to tout his Brown Sugar Bourbon aka BSB spirit

Jamie took to Instagram on Friday and Saturday to tout his Brown Sugar Bourbon, aka BSB, spirit.

In video content shared on the photo-sharing app, he partied the night away in a short-sleeved white shirt.

He was seen pouring drinks for attendees at an elegant event with waiters and dancers.

The businessman rocked two blingy necklaces with the initials ‘C’ and ‘A’ representing his two daughters, Corinne and Annalize.

Proud dad: The businessman rocked two blingy necklaces with the initials 'C' and 'A' representing his two daughters, Corinne and Annalize

Proud dad: The businessman rocked two blingy necklaces with the initials ‘C’ and ‘A’ representing his two daughters, Corinne and Annalize

The entrepreneur mentioned his hometown as he wrote in the caption, “From the south of #terrelltx to #suddelafrance.”

He then tagged his business page and added the tagline “#makeslifesweet”.

Taking to his Stories, he shared even more footage with his 14.6 million followers, including a photo of two B2B bottles.

They were set up in front of a beautiful sunset and a filled champagne flute.

Building his empire: The entrepreneur mentioned his hometown as he wrote in the caption:

Building his empire: The entrepreneur mentioned his hometown as he wrote in the caption: “From the south of #terrelltx to #suddelafrance”.

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Paul McCartney at 80: A fun fashion life

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Paul McCartney at 80: A fun fashion life

Renowned musician and former Beatle, Paul McCartney has always had a playful sense of style. To celebrate his birthday on Saturday, we look back on his best fashion moments.

While the former Beatle may be known for his immeasurable contribution to music, Paul McCartney also has a well-documented penchant for fashion. Thanks in large part to the late Linda McCartney, American photographer and first wife of the musician, the sometimes wacky and always whimsical outfits worn by McCartney have been immortalized forever – from his classic 1970s long cuffed shirts to his loud knit sweaters .

The Liverpudlian star’s life and times can also be traced through her clothing choices. Starting with the sharp suits of the 60s during Beatlemania and continuing his solo career – where ensembles became more colorful, daring and individual; like McCartney’s first look for the 1973 James Bond film “Live and Let Die,” which included a velvet-trimmed tuxedo jacket, bare chest, and bow-tie necklace.

Everywhere was a runway for McCartney – including the airport runway, where he was often photographed boarding and exiting jets wearing aviator sunglasses with purple lenses or decorative Western shirts with a child perched on his hip. As captured by Linda, the musician has eschewed tailoring when off stage and instead opted for a more laid-back, country-inspired wardrobe filled with fisherman’s knitwear, wellington boots and ruffled jackets when performing. he is with family.

Her fun, down-to-earth fashion sense was eventually passed on to her daughter, Stella McCartney, the revered British designer known for her collections that prioritize sustainability. “They were both my fashion icons,” she said of her parents in an interview with Britain’s The Times newspaper last year. “They never compromised, never tried to look cool for someone else.”

As McCartney turns 80, here are some of her most striking looks over the years.

McCartney wears a scarf with a striped blazer and purple pants at a night out for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, May 19, 1967, London. Credit: Jeff Hochberg/Getty Images

The singer on the Cornwall set for the Beatles documentary "Magical Mystery Tour" in 1967. Although the original designer of this Fair Isle sweater vest is unknown, it has since been replicated by fans all over the internet.

The singer on set in Cornwall for the Beatles documentary ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ in 1967. Although the original creator of this Fair Isle sweater vest is unknown, it has since been replicated by fans all over the internet. Credit: David Redfern/Getty Images

There's an effortlessly cool and laid-back edge to the singer's look, as seen in this photo with McCartney's girlfriend Jane Asher and her Old English Sheepdog in Glasgow, Scotland, in December 1967.

There’s an effortlessly cool and laid-back edge to the singer’s look, as seen in this photo with McCartney’s girlfriend Jane Asher and her Old English Sheepdog in Glasgow, Scotland, in December 1967. Credit: Daily Express/File Photos/Getty Images

In 1968, McCartney revisited the classic with a transparent polka dot shirt.

In 1968, McCartney revisited the classic with a transparent polka dot shirt. Credit: Watford/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

Traveling couldn't stop a good outfit.  Here in 1971 at Gatwick Airport near London, McCartney dons a highly decorated western shirt with his wife Linda and two children Mary (left) and Heather (right).

Traveling couldn’t stop a good outfit. Here in 1971 at Gatwick Airport near London, McCartney dons a highly decorated western shirt with his wife Linda and two children Mary (left) and Heather (right). Credit: Central Press/Getty Images

After the Beatles, in 1971 on their family farm in Scotland, McCartney embraced a more streamlined, country-inspired wardrobe.

After the Beatles, in 1971 on their family farm in Scotland, McCartney embraced a more streamlined, country-inspired wardrobe. Credit: Evening Standard/Getty Images

The former Beatle donned another vibrant knit for his 1972 TV appearance. While performing his theme for the new Bond film "Live and Let Die," McCartney paired a pearl necklace with a funky sweater vest.

The former Beatle donned another vibrant knit for his 1972 television appearance. While performing his theme song for the new Bond movie ‘Live and Let Die,’ McCartney paired a pearl necklace with a funky sweater vest . Credit: Archive Bettmann/Getty Images

Taken alongside his wife Linda in 1972, McCartney dresses more and more crazy after creating a new pop group called Wings.

Taken alongside his wife Linda in 1972, McCartney dresses more and more crazy after creating a new pop group called Wings. Credit: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Clashes of patterns, t-shirts worn over shirts, and a laissez-faire style approach produced some of McCartney's most interesting looks, like this one during a visit to the studio in 1973.

Clashes of patterns, t-shirts worn over shirts, and a laissez-faire style approach produced some of McCartney’s most interesting looks, like this one during a visit to the studio in 1973. Credit: Michael Putland/Hulton Archives/Getty Images

McCartney had a vibrant sweater <a class=collection, including this blue, white and red number that featured an embroidered ski sweater on the front, taken in 1973.”/>

McCartney had a vibrant sweater collection, including this blue, white and red number that featured an embroidered ski sweater on the front, taken in 1973. Credit: Michael Putland/Getty Images

A red carpet look to remember: At the 1973 premiere "Live and Let Die," for which the McCartney band Wings provided the title track, the singer donned a suit jacket — no shirt — and wore a necklace-turned-bowtie instead of the real thing.

A red carpet look to remember: At the 1973 premiere of ‘Live And Let Die’, for which McCartney’s band Wings provided the title track, the singer donned a suit jacket – no shirt – and wore a necklace transformed into a knot. tie instead of the real thing. Credit: Archives Hulton/Getty Images

Graphic knits and striking shirts were a mainstay of the former Beatle, pictured here with British rock band Wings at Abbey Road Studios in 1974. Left to right: keyboardist Linda McCartney, vocalist and bassist Paul McCartney, the drummer Geoff Britton, guitarist Denny Laine and guitarist Jimmy McCulloch.

Graphic knits and striking shirts were a mainstay of the former Beatle, pictured here with British rock band Wings at Abbey Road Studios in 1974. Left to right: keyboardist Linda McCartney, vocalist and bassist Paul McCartney, the drummer Geoff Britton, guitarist Denny Laine and guitarist Jimmy McCulloch. Credit: Michael Putland/Hulton Archives/Getty Images

Never missing an opportunity to accessorize, McCartney is pictured wearing a headscarf while filming in 1975.

Never missing an opportunity to accessorize, McCartney is pictured wearing a headscarf while filming in 1975. Credit: Michael Putland/Hulton Archives/Getty Images

A classic biker jacket never goes wrong, as McCartney demonstrated here in 1980 on his farm near Rye, Sussex.

A classic biker jacket never goes wrong, as McCartney demonstrated here in 1980 on his farm near Rye, Sussex. Credit: David Harris/Keystone/Getty Images

Always playful, McCartney wore a Hawaiian shirt and blazer to receive his Ivor Novello award at Grosvenor House in London from Russian-born actor Yul Brynner in 1980.

Always playful, McCartney wore a Hawaiian shirt and blazer to receive his Ivor Novello award at Grosvenor House in London from Russian-born actor Yul Brynner in 1980. Credit: Keystone/Hulton Archives/Getty Images

A young Stella McCartney is carried by her father, who dons a pair of sunglasses at an airport in 1988.

A young Stella McCartney is carried by her father, who dons a pair of sunglasses at an airport in 1988. Credit: Francois Lochon/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Paul McCartney wears a tangerine scarf and purple turtleneck in 1987.

Paul McCartney wears a tangerine scarf and purple turtleneck in 1987. Credit: Rino Petrosino/Mondadori Portfolio/Getty Images

By 1993, the singer had ditched the setbacks of the 70s and moved on with the times.  Here, during a rehearsal for his New World Tour at London's Docklands Arena, McCartney poses in a typical 90s oversized denim jacket and graphic tee.

By 1993, the singer had ditched the setbacks of the 70s and moved on with the times. Here, during a rehearsal for his New World Tour at London’s Docklands Arena, McCartney poses in a typical 90s oversized denim jacket and graphic tee. Credit: Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty Images

A good suit jacket is a must, especially when dressed up with a simple t-shirt.  McCartney is photographed in 1993 at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy.

A good suit jacket is a must, especially when dressed up with a simple t-shirt. McCartney is photographed in 1993 at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy. Credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Later in his career, as pictured here in 1999 before performing a gig in Liverpool, McCartney still managed to look suave in baggy suits.

Later in his career, as pictured here in 1999 before performing a gig in Liverpool, McCartney still managed to look suave in baggy suits. Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images

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Photos: Irish celebrities go glam for the 2022 VIP Style Awards

Ireland’s most stylish celebrities showed up at the Platinum VIP Style Awards in Dublin tonight.

Ublin’s Marker Hotel transformed into a sea of ​​starlets for the first Platinum VIP Style Awards in over two years as influencers and TV personalities showed off their best dresses and gúnas on the red carpet.

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Glena Gilson Photo: Brian McEvoy

RTÉ’s Doireann Garrihy takes over as host of the event, now in its 19th year, and set high standards for attendees as she rocked a vibrant fuschia blazer dress with dramatic tulle wings by Irish designer Eamonn McGill.

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Thalia Heffernan Photo: Brian McEvoy


Thalia Heffernan Photo: Brian McEvoy

Thalia Heffernan Photo: Brian McEvoy

And Doireann isn’t the only one gracing the red carpet in a pink outfit tonight – her sister Aoibhin opted for a similar shade as well as Miss Ireland 2021 Pamela Uba and Jess Redden, who matched her date, her ” amazing” mom Linda.

Some of the famous faces who made it to the most exciting event of the year include newlywed Bonnie Ryan – who had her sister Babette and mother Morah in tow – as well as Erin McGregor and partner Terry Kavanagh.

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Photo of Triona McCarthy: Brian McEvoy

Photo of Triona McCarthy: Brian McEvoy

Westlife’s Nicky Byrne traveled all the way from Sligo to the event with his wife Georgina, while Una Healy said she was “honoured” to be nominated for most stylish woman.

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Una Healy Photo: Brian McEvoy

Una Healy Photo: Brian McEvoy

“I just love being here and seeing everyone dressed up, looking at the fashion. You can’t help but people watch! she told Sundayworld.com.

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Photo of Mary Kennedy: Brian McEvoy

Photo of Mary Kennedy: Brian McEvoy

Former Miss World Rosanna Davison dazzled in a Paul Costelloe dress from her Spring/Summer 2022 which she says was inspired by the Book of Kells.

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Lisa McGowan Photo: Brian McEvoy

Lisa McGowan Photo: Brian McEvoy

She said, “It’s so exciting. I used to get to things and not get too fussed. This time, I planned it, saying ‘Okay, I have to do my nails on Tuesday, my hair on Wednesday, my hair on Thursday.’ It was much more military.

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Jake Carter and Karen Byrne Photo: Brian McEvoy

Jake Carter and Karen Byrne Photo: Brian McEvoy

And influencers stole the show as Suzanne Jackson, Louise Cooney and Pippa O’Connor raved about the South Side site.

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Aoife Walsh Photo: Brian McEvoy


Aoife Walsh Photo: Brian McEvoy

Aoife Walsh Photo: Brian McEvoy

Meanwhile, Dancing With The Stars finalists Matthew MacNabb and Laura Nolan made their red carpet debut tonight ahead of their move to Marbella.

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Photo of Roz Purcell: Brian McEvoy

Photo of Roz Purcell: Brian McEvoy

More than 100,000 people voted for their favorite fashionistas in seven categories this year.

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Emma Power Photo: Brian McEvoy

Emma Power Photo: Brian McEvoy

Most Stylish Influencer, Look of the Year, Most Stylish Woman in Ireland, Most Stylish Man, Most Stylish Newcomer, Favorite Irish Designer and Most Prestigious Award – Best Dressed on the Night – are all up for grabs.

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Zara King Photo: Brian McEvoy


Zara King Photo: Brian McEvoy

Zara King Photo: Brian McEvoy

Nominees include Love Island alum Maura Higgins, Matthew MacNabb and Greg O’Shea while Roz Purcell, Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan and Erica Cody are also up for the gongs.

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Elaine Crowley Photo: Brian McEvoy


Elaine Crowley Photo: Brian McEvoy

Elaine Crowley Photo: Brian McEvoy

But the question on everyone’s lips is: who will take home the best-dressed awards tonight?

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The Ridgefield Playhouse has a weekend full of arts and culture!

The Ridgefield Playhouse has a weekend full of arts and culture! Stories and Songs on Saturday evening with renowned fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, a modern take on a classic opera on Sunday afternoon and on Sunday evening we will honor Juneteenth with a special screening of diversity films and celebrate the month of pride with a projection of Healed On Monday!

Isaac Mizrahi Cabaret Show on Saturday June 18 at 8 p.m. – it will be an evening of stories, songs and lots of rosé! The famous fashion designer will also sing classics from Cole Porter to Barbra Streisand and beyond! Don’t miss exclusive pre-show events in our newly renovated lobby! At the new piano bar, we’ll be serving Isaac’s signature drink, a Rosé Spritzer! Check out the “Cabaret Shop” pop-up with Bohemian Royalty featuring vintage haute couture from its curated collection – 40% of all sales will benefit The Ridgefield Playhouse Arts for Everyone outreach program; and Jonathan Joseph of Little Red Fashion, the fashion company for children aged 6 to 18, will be there! VIP Meet and Greet upgrades are available – you can take a selfie with Isaac after the show! On Sunday June 19 we will present a Still in HD projection of Met Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor at 12:55 p.m.. Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the most formidable and legendary roles in the repertoire, in this new production that moves the Bel Canto masterpiece from 18th-century Scotland to a present-day Rust Belt city. American. On Sunday night, The Ridgefield Playhouse will honor Juneteenth with a FREE screening of Dear Whites at 7:30 p.m.part of the Aquarion Water Company Diversity Film Series. Check out the movie that launched the popular Netflix series. Monday, June 20 brings an additional FREE screening of diversity films. In recognition of Pride Month, watch the award-winning documentary HEALED on the big screen at 7:30 p.m.. Bonus content for HEALED will consist of an interview with an award-winning New York-based filmmaker/writer Bennet Singer, who in addition to producing numerous award-winning films, is the co-producer of the film CURED. Entertainment Journalist, Cheryl Washingtonwill conduct the interview which can be seen after the screening at the cinema or on The Ridgefield Playhouse Youtube channel.

For more information or to purchase a contactless print-at-home ticket, go online to www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a nonprofit performing arts facility located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and accessible to all.

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How fashion brand Aje epitomizes Australia’s laid-back elegance

Each month we take a look at an exciting and innovative brand taking the fashion world by storm in our regular #TheBrand feature. This time, to officially celebrate summer dress season, we turn to Australian brand Aje, a brand best known for their colorful and voluminous dresses.

“When we met in 2008, there was a clear distinction in Australia about how people dressed for their weekends on the beach and in their urban lifestyle,” co-founder Adrian Norris tells me. tells how he and his business partner Edwina Forest first appeared. with label idea. “We wanted to offer a modern approach and bridge that gap between the beach and the city.”

With such a clear focus on trying to fit into a gap that existed specifically in Australia, designers have long kept their local approach, only trying to capture the global market relatively recently.

“Taking the time to grow the business over a period of 15 years has been a defining endeavor for us,” says Norris. “Consolidating local brand presence with a strong product offering and focusing on business priorities before expanding internationally has contributed to our continued evolution and maturity.”

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The designers perfected the unique aesthetic for which they would become known – structural silhouettes, hand-painted prints and bold colors. “We wanted Aje to feel effortlessly cool, reflecting tough femininity and raw beauty,” Forest said. “15 years later, it has become our design signature.”

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And, although Aje is now a global success story, her brand aesthetic and the collections created today are still very much influenced by her roots, says Forest.

“As a brand that is hugely proud to be Australian, we are constantly looking ‘inside’ of this incredible landscape and life that has formed our unique design code. One of strength, freedom and adventure Australian style is individual, confident and streamlined.

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“Australians have the freedom to approach style with an unconventional lens and a confident attitude,” adds Norris. “Our isolation is our greatest asset – we have a distinct strength and enjoy a relaxed way of life.”

This sense of casual elegance is what makes Aje pieces so appealing. While many styles are chunky and colorful – and wouldn’t look out of place at a wedding – they’re designed to be comfortable and effortless, easy to dress up or down, tossed with flats or paired with heels, and worn everywhere from the beach to the office or for parties.

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Another thing Aje dresses stand for? Joy.

We’ve seen this become more prominent in fashion in recent years, particularly post-lockdown – and our desire to embrace fun, color and happiness in our wardrobes makes investing in a brand like Aje hugely appealing , which the founders experienced firsthand.

“We’ve seen such a positive response from customers returning to stores, full of energy and excited to dress up,” Norris says of the post-pandemic world. “We have always naturally reflected joy and clever playfulness in our designs, hoping to uplift and inspire our customers.”

“They say fashion is a reflection of the times, and never before have we seen that reflected so optimistically in our interactions with the Aje community,” adds Forest.

After the tough few years we’ve all been through, there’s never been a better time to stock your closet with easy-to-wear, colorful, and joy-inducing clothes. Thank goodness then for brands like Aje.

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Skincare Tips to Beat Summer in Style: Dermat Shares Their Tips | fashion trends

Skin care is essential in the summer and should also be kept to a minimum so as not to weigh down the skin. With the arrival of summer, the heat waves making their way through the country and the temperature rising to fifty degrees, it has become increasingly important to take care of your skin and not to leave it be affected by outside heat. Speaking to HT Lifestyle, Dr. Chytra V Anand, founder of Kosmoderma Clinics, shared some skincare tips and tricks that should be practiced in summer in order to beat the heat in style. Take a look at the skincare tips below:

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Repair the skin from within: “People often forget that repairing the skin from within will ensure radiant, youthful and healthy looking skin. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and reduce your intake of caffeine, alcohol, and soft drinks which can dehydrate you. It is also important to eat foods like tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and oranges which are high in water and high in antioxidants as they keep you hydrated,” said Dr Chytra V Anand.

less is more: Less is more is a skincare strategy that should be practiced in the summer, said the dermat. She further pointed out that using sunscreen and a gel-based moisturizer to avoid weighing your skin down, and investing in a soothing Hydra facial or other soothing facial will help. the skin to glow. “These will help you with everything from dehydration to discoloration, aging, acne or uneven skin tone,” the doctor said.

Stay indoors: The best way to beat the heat is to avoid going out in the sun as much as possible. This will help us avoid harmful UV rays from the sun. “Whenever you are outside in the sun or even near a window, you are exposed to sunlight/ultraviolet radiation which can affect your skin, even if you are not prone to sunburn. In addition to sunscreen, wearing protective clothing with SPF, taking antioxidants by mouth, and strengthening the skin barrier with ceramide-based creams are helpful tips, shared by dermat.

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10 Villains Who Wear Underwear Outside

Villains are supposed to be suave and cool. They wear suits or tuxedos, even threatening masks or helmets. However, not all villain costumes are as intimidating as the villain might hope. In fact, some costumes look downright silly, especially ones with underwear on the outside.



RELATED: 10 Marvel Heroes Who Don’t Wear A Costume

Readers are used to superheroes wearing underwear outside of their costumes, but that’s certainly less common with villains. When a villain wears an undergarment outside of their costume, it’s sure to draw attention – for better or for worse! However, regardless of their wardrobe reasoning, it’s never a good idea to get on the bad side of a super villain, no matter how goofy they look.

ten Electro’s yellow briefs are an interesting choice of outerwear

A classic Spider-Man villain deserves a cool costume. Unfortunately for Max Dillon, he doesn’t. Of course, the lightning bolts zigzag across the costume, and the lightning bolt mask is neat; however, the bright yellow Electro sports briefs are confusing at best. It makes sense to break up the field of green on her bodysuit, but it seems silly. In fact, the lightning bolts on Max’s chest look like yellow garter belts, which only adds to the comedy of errors. Still, one shouldn’t point out the obvious weirdness without wearing rubber-soled shoes.


9 Mr. Freeze’s Costume Wasn’t Always So Cool In DC Comics

Victor Fries and his suit made their first appearance in Batman #121, written by Bill Finger with art by Sheldon Moldoff. Unfortunately, Mr. Freeze’s wardrobe leaves a lot to be desired. His trademark glass helmet is present, but it’s the only aspect that carries over to his more recognizable blue and black suits.

RELATED: 15 Superhero Costumes That Make No Sense

In his debut, Victor’s costume is yellow with red/pink accents, including a pair of underwear that shames Superman’s red fashion statement. However, no matter what his costume first looked like, readers should be thankful that Mr. Freeze ended up looking much cooler in later comics.


8 Hobgoblin slipped into orange underwear for fashion

Roderick Kingsley is a fashion designer – a fashion designer! – who became obsessed with being a masked supervillain after stumbling upon one of Norman Osborn’s secret lairs. Kingsley made his fortune selling his fashion designs, but his expertise didn’t translate well to his portrayal of Osborn’s Green Goblin. When Roderick created Hobgoblin, he stole much of the Green Goblin’s outfit, but decided to add orange briefs to the costume. It’s such a strange choice, it’s laughable. Kingsley’s main goal was to avoid the madness plaguing Norman, but unfortunately he couldn’t avoid the fashion faux pas of Hobgoblin’s outfit.


seven The mercenary, Deathstroke, prefers his underwear outside

Slade Wilson is the original comic book mercenary with the last name of Wilson. It first appeared in New Teen Titans #2, written by Marv Wolfman with art by George Perez; however, his costume was nowhere near the iconic orange and black suit that readers love. One such iteration of the classic Deathstroke look came with a pair of striking orange briefs. Wilson may be a dastardly tactician and conniving mastermind, but the orange boxer shorts undermined his authority somewhat. It was an odd choice for his otherwise imposing presence.


6 Thanos remains undecided on his underwear choices

Thanos is one of the greatest villains in the Marvel Universe, but he can’t decide on his costume. In several instances, Thanos is seen in what can only be described as “golden cod.” For a man who is obsessed with death – so much so that he falls in love with Mistress Death – golden briefs are a crazy choice. Readers see Thanos take on the greatest of superheroes and emerge victorious, but no one wins with golden underpants.

5 Bizarro copies the classic red slip like a good clone

The OG of wearing underwear outside of a costume has to be Superman. Clark Kent arguably pulls off the red underwear better than any other superhero in the multiverse. So when Bizarro made his first appearance in Superboy #68written by Otto Binder with art by George Papp, it was natural to give him the exact same costume as Superman.

RELATED: The 10 Strongest Superman Villains

Often seen in slightly different or darker colors than Superman, Bizarro is a good clone when it comes to staying true to the original blue and red color theme. What readers love about Superman’s costume is present in Bizarro’s, which means another feature for those iconic red briefs.

4 The armless tiger man has a weird costume for a weird character

Gustav Hertz was working in a mechanical factory in Nazi Germany when his arms were caught in a machine, resulting in their amputation. During his recovery, Hertz learned to use only his mouth and legs, gaining incredible strength while harboring a hatred of all machines. The Nazis heard his story and sent him to America to undermine the defense systems of the United States. The armless tiger man used his strength to destroy machinery for the Nazis while moonlighting as a cannibal. However, the weirdest thing about Gustav is his bright yellow bodysuit with black underwear. That’s all he’s got and all he needs.


3 Signalman Proves Solid Color Underwear Is For The Weak

After Phillip Cobb mocked his lack of a villainous reputation, he went on to create the character of Signalman. The costume he created was inspired by road signs and symbols that control society. This resulted in an interesting costume, made even funnier by Cobb’s striped underwear. Sure, it looks like a construction board, but yellow and black striped briefs? Oh good? What a bold decision! However, despite his confident wardrobe, Batman never had a problem defeating Signalman. The next time Phillip decides to turn pro, he might think twice about wearing striped underwear.


2 Magneto, the mutant MVP, also wears underwear outside

It’s sometimes hard to tell if a costumed character has underwear on the outside of their outfit or if they’re just a bit darker. This is not the case for Magneto. Since his first appearance, Magneto’s most iconic costume has been his helmet, cape, and all-red suit outfitted with a pair of purple underwear.

RELATED: 10 Ways Marvel Improved Magneto Over The Years

To be fair, the underwear brings the whole costume together; however, it is apparent that Erik is putting on a pair of underwear over his pants. It’s an odd choice, even if it makes his costume look cooler, but Magneto isn’t someone worth teasing, so the silly purple underwear is best ignored.


Metal underwear still counts as underwear, which is exactly what Anakin Skywalker wears when he’s Darth Vader. One of the most ruthless men in the galaxy has a whole contraption on his chest to help control his breathing and other vitals, but Dark still needs a pair of underwear outside. of her outfit. Why? Nobody knows. However, it adds an interesting element to an iconic costume. With an all-black outfit, it’s hard to break it down and make it look better, but black underwear does a good job of standing out enough to pull the whole outfit together. Readers have to wonder if Vader wears the metal outside to stop the chafing, but no one would risk a quick choke by asking.

Next: 10 Superheroes Who Actually Wear Underwear Outside

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The Lake, SkyMed and more Canadian shows hitting screens soon

Summer is right around the corner and free time is starting to fill up – but for some that means scrolling and surfing new shows.

If you need inspiration, CBC News has rounded up some of the most anticipated Canadian releases to watch in 2022 and beyond.

Lake

Gavaris stretches out near the cabin in Amazon’s new series The Lake, which also stars Julia Stiles. (Amazon Studios)

The start of the summer season is Lake, a new Canadian comedy series filmed and set in the cottage country of Northern Ontario.

Created by Canadian Julian Doucet and starring Canadian actor Jordan Gavaris, the comedy follows Justin (Gavaris) as he returns home after breaking up with a longtime partner.

Upon returning, Justin discovers that his childhood cottage had been left to his half-sister Maisy-May (Julia Stiles), leading to a summer battle to claim ownership.

Lake begins streaming on Amazon Prime Video on June 17.

SkyMed

A new medical drama coming this year is CBC’s Sky Med.

Created by Toronto-based writer and producer Julie Puckrin, the new series features a young Canadian troupe.

Morgan Holmstrom can be seen next to a plane in CBC’s upcoming SkyMed show, which premieres July 10, 2022. The show follows nurses and pilots flying in healthcare to remote communities. (Pief Weyman/Paramount+)

The drama follows the lives of nurses and air ambulance pilots in northern Manitoba. From triumphs to heartbreaks, the show (which will also premiere in the United States on Paramount+) will offer viewers a glimpse into the realities of health care delivery in Indigenous communities in northern Canada.

SkyMed will be broadcast on CBC TV and available to stream on CBC Gem on July 10.

Pamela’s Garden of Eden

Canadian actress Pamela Anderson attends a news conference in Austria, February 27, 2019. Anderson announced on Wednesday that Netflix was creating a new documentary about her life. (Erwin Schériau/AFP/Getty Images)

Canadian actress, model and writer Pamela Anderson returns to her hometown for a new HGTV series: Pamela’s Garden of Eden.

The show follows the star as she renovates her late grandmother’s six-acre property on Vancouver Island.

Pamela’s Garden of Eden will air on HGTV in the fall of 2022.

Counterfeits

Jennifer Tong, left, and Emilija Baranac, right, stand against a city skyline in a scene from a new CBC Gem and Netflix series called Fakes. (David Astorga/CBC/Netflix)

Made in co-production with Netflix, David Turko Counterfeits tells the story of two teenage best friends as they accidentally build one of the largest fake ID empires in North America.

With more money than they can imagine, the two now navigate a new life of wealth and crime. The show features Canadian actors Emilija Baranac, Jennifer Tong and Richard Harmon.

Counterfeits will begin streaming on Netflix and CBC Gem in fall 2022.

play well

Acting Good is a new 10-part series co-created and starring actor and comedian Paul Rabliauskas, who is pictured here. (Radio Canada)

play well follows the story of Paul, an aboriginal man and witty comedian, who returns to his fictional home in Grouse Lake First Nation in Manitoba after his failed attempt to move to the big city.

The 10-part series is co-created and stars actor and comedian Paul Rabliauskas.

play well will air on CTV Comedy Channel in 2022.

Comedy Night with Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer speaks onstage at the Juno Awards in London, Ont., on March 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

Another comedy series to watch this year is Comedy night with Rick Mercer.

Each hour-long episode will feature stand-up routines from Mercer himself as well as a lineup of new Canadian comedians like Sophie Buddle, DJ Demers, Dakota Ray Hebert and more.

Comedy Night with Rick Mercer will air on CBC TV and air on CBC Gem in the fall of 2022.

One day we’ll all be dead

Canadian author Scaachi Koul’s national bestseller One day we’ll all be dead and none of this will matter has inspired a new comedy series on Crave. (Barbora-Simkova)

The national bestseller by Canadian author Scaachi Koul One day we’ll all be dead and none of this will matter inspired a new comedy series produced in Canada One day we’ll all be dead.

The 30-minute series, created by Lakna Edilima in collaboration with Koul, follows the story of a first-generation brunette woman facing pressure from her family and trying to pursue a career in journalism.

One day we’ll all be dead starts streaming on Crave in 2023.

Canada Drag Race: Canada Against the World

The new series Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World will feature Canadian drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes, pictured here in a fabulous red dress, as a judge. (Getty Images)

The Queens of Canada have proven their success on the world stage, and now Canada is set to host a new series with the Canadian drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes as a judge.

The six-episode battle will crown a “queen of the mother-pucking world” – and the cast will be revealed later this year.

The series will begin streaming on Crave in 2022.

BollySea

A new series called BollyWed follows the Singhs and their family fashion business. The Singh family is seen here outside their shop. (Rakesh Sidana)

Toronto’s iconic 37-year-old Little India bridal shop Chandan Fashion is heading to the screens.

A new series called BollySea follows the Singhs and their family fashion business.

BollySea will air on CBC TV and will be available to stream on CBC Gem in winter 2023.

shelved

Canadian actor and writer Anthony Q. Farrell, best known for his work on Overlord and the Underwoods and Officeis back with a new single-camera comedy titled shelved.

The show follows the workplace drama of the Jameson Public Library, a fictional Toronto library modeled after the library in the Parkdale neighborhood.

shelved currently has no air date but will be part of Bell Media’s 2022-2023 lineup.

Plan B

Plan Ban adapted French series created by Jean-François Asselin and Jacques Drolet, follows the story of a man who discovers his ability to time travel.

In the psychological drama, Philip (played by Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams), soon realizes that every choice has repercussions.

Plan B will air on CBC TV and air on CBC Gem in winter 2023.

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The new animated series Red Ketchup is based on a popular 80s Quebec comic series and follows rogue FBI agent Steve (Red) Ketchup. (adult swimming)

Corus recently announced its second Canadian original series for Adult Swim.

The animated series red ketchup is based on a popular 80s Quebec comic series and follows rogue FBI agent Steve (Red) Ketchup.

red ketchup will premiere in French on Télétoon la nuit and in English on Adult Swim in 2023.

Other shows in production

Thunder Bay, a four-part docuseries based on the popular Canadaland podcast of the same name is currently in production. The investigative series is produced and hosted by award-winning Anishinaabe journalist and writer Ryan McMahon.

Casting has also begun for a new Canadian drama series that reimagines the classic Robin Hood story titled Robyn Hood. It will go into production in Toronto and Hamilton this summer.

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Royal Ascot’s strict dress code! Kate Middleton, Princess Eugenie, Sophie Wessex and more






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Royal Ascot 2022 is finally upon us and that means two things: gorgeous dresses and fancy hats. The racing event runs from Tuesday June 14 to Saturday June 18 this year at the prestigious Berkshire Racecourse, with the British public dressing in their finery to sip champagne and bet on the horses.

READ: The 8 best photos of glamorous Kate Middleton at Royal Ascot

Ascot is known for its strict dress code – no above-the-knee outfits, strapless dresses are a big no-no, and hats or fascinators are a must. No one does Ascot style better than the Royal family, however, who are used to adhering to a similar fashion on a daily basis. The Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie Wessex are known for looking flawless at Royal Ascot, and have certainly never gone wrong with their outfits.

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Due to her ongoing mobility issues, it is not known if the Queen will be attending Royal Ascot this year, but if the 96-year-old monarch makes an appearance, royal fans will definitely be able to spot her in the crowd due to her love of brightly colored dresses and hats.

MORE: 24 beautiful Ascot-appropriate dresses for a day at the races

Read on to find out the strict fashion rules royal ladies follow and get some serious style inspiration if you attend the races yourself…

The Queen always wears bright colors at Ascot

Opt for unusual fabrics

Duchess Kate is the epitome of elegance at Royal Ascot. In 2017, she wowed in a white lace dress with matching fascinator, pretty earrings and a taupe clutch and heels. We loved the modern take on a Victorian look. Kate wore a similar lace dress the year before that fell just below the knee. The cream dress was Dolce & Gabbana and costs £2,415.

READ MORE: 12 of the Royal Family’s memorable moments from Royal Ascot

Kate Middleton is always impeccably dressed at Royal Ascot

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Mix and match pastels

Zara Tindal always looks stunning at Ascot. In 2017, the royal chose a beautiful pale yellow dress with ruffles and teamed it with a light pink hat and a gray bag. The hues worked perfectly together to give a cool summer feel.

Zara Tindall opted for pastel shades in 2017

Choose subtle prints

There is a fine line between outfits that are too busy and too simple, but here Sophie Wessex and Autumn Phillips shown how to wear patterned dresses at races. Sophie’s striped dress with pale gray fascinator is so elegant while the delicate autumn floral pattern on her dress gives a pop of color but not too much, allowing her to pair the outfit with an olive green jacket and hat.

The Countess of Wessex and Autumn Phillips rocked subtle prints

Choose a flattering fit

You can’t stop me from loving Princess Eugeniethe Red dress. The shape flatters her curves and draws her waist. The royal coordinated her headgear with a touch of red flowers resting on the black hat.

Princess Eugenie looked stunning in red

Wear a wow factor hat

Ascot is really all about the hat and Princess Beatrice presented a fine example with this tangerine nib style. The royal cleverly kept it simple with a pale, plain coat dress, accessorized with a fun bright orange clutch.

Princess Beatrice turned heads with her hat

Stay classic

The Queen always chooses a classic design for her Ascot appearances, from bright hues to elegant pastels. Her Majesty loves team coat dresses with hats of the same color. Be royal and coordinate your outfit like our very own monarch.

The queen keeps things classic

Go for a modest length

Dresses and skirts should be modest in length, which Royal Ascot defines as falling just above the knee or above. The Duchess of Cornwall secured that spot in 2018 in an elegant pastel number that didn’t show too much leg.

The Duchess of Cornwall’s dress was the perfect length

MORE: Royal Ascot Afternoon Tea Recipes: Fancy Sandwiches, Buttermilk Scones and a Classic Victoria Sponge

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The Style Diaries of Fashion Designer Elizabeth Kuzyk

welcome to Style diaries, a series where we research the physical manifestations of our IRL closet visits. We’re asking our friends and trendsetters to show us what they’re *actually* wearing during the week and to preview their thoughts on the current state of fashion. This week we follow Elisabeth Kuzykfrom his eponymous label Kuzyk, as she transitions from a workshop to a meeting with a client and a workout class. As a designer, Kuzyk swears by interesting pieces to create laid-back (read: minimal effort) ensembles with a touch of Parisian glamor and rock ‘n roll.

Look 1: Morning meetings and client lunch

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Kuzyk

“I love the worn, worn feel of the Smith Patchwork Coat. It’s a cool alternative to a blazer. I wear it like a blazer: fold it over, roll up the sleeves. The minimalism without the hardware and trim adds elegance without effort. Waxed brown nubuck is crazy; it feels so good.

That day, I chose to put on a t-shirt that I made some time ago from unsold materials. I’m so picky about the fit of a t-shirt. I often stretch my neck and roll up my sleeves. So I had to make my own. We hosted a lunch for private clients, so I chose our Smith straight pants to match the coat. It is a good look, cool, comfortable. I imagine David Bowie wearing it. I added vintage cowboy boots underneath. I feel like myself in this look. It’s a rock ‘n roll version of a power suit.

Photos: Courtesy of Elizabeth Kuzyk

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Look 2: Zoom workouts and sketches on the floor

Photos: Courtesy of Elizabeth Kuzyk

“I started the day with an early morning workout on Zoom. I do ballet and Tracy Anderson. I wore a bodysuit, a cashmere cardigan and a black Lilly Bow in my hair. Then I sketched and worked from the ground. I do some of my best work from the ground. I feel like it’s playtime and I’m a kid. I’ve moved on to a Small boat T-shirt, Falaise Patchwork denim pants, cardigan thrown around the neck, and red vintage CHANEL bag for a walk in the neighborhood and a breakfast with a friend.

My favorite pieces can all fit in a suitcase and anything I pick up can work together. I design with this same intention. When it comes to workouts (or anytime really), I like to dress like a French girl – simple, cool, comfortable. Hair bows help.

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Look 3: A day at the Atelier

Photo: Isabelle Lombardini

“I went to my studio in downtown LA and met my production manager who has been making leather garments in the same building for over 30 years. I was wearing my Lou Suede sweater which I love. It’s a chic alternative to a sweatshirt. I made the pattern from my favorite worn-out sweater that was shrunk just before reinventing it in a combination of black and brown suede.

I wanted to wear patchwork lambskin, thrown over a pair of snakeskin boots, and rock n’ roll jewelry – Chrome Hearts hand-me-downs from my dad, vintage Navajo jewelry from Bob Melet and David Yurman from The RealReal. I feel like a cool and relaxed Parisian with an equestrian and rock n’ roll touch.

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Look 4: A long drive on Mulholland

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Kuzyk

“I put this on after an evening dance class. I hit Mulholland Drive and picked an album to sing on. It’s my perfect way to end a day. It’s my favorite to play. I can walk in water above my knees. The hem is sometimes a little wet but no matter. The pockets fit everything I need.

I like an overall dress. It’s casual and I can wear any t-shirt underneath. That day, I wore my favorite striped t-shirt that I bought in Paris eight years ago, but I also love LESET. They know how to cut a T-shirt. I wear whites all the time.

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What role does fashion play in your life? How does it serve you?

“For me, style is what makes me feel most like myself. I see clothes as a tool. I can choose to put on tools that make me feel confident, cool, comfortable, or empowered. And for my work, I build these tools.

What does your style look like these days? Do you have a go-to dress code or do you prefer to change it up when dressing?

“I have a few uniforms that I bounce between depending on how I feel. My first is leather pants, a patchwork coat (shabby, sleeves rolled up), boots underneath, and a white T-shirt. This is my go-to uniform for the workshop, meetings and dinners. I feel comfortable and comfortable. The combination of the leather jacket and the boots obviously gives me that boost of confidence. My second is for training. It’s a dance bodysuit, a cashmere cardigan, Lilly Bow and patent ballerinas. Then my third is a T-shirt, denim dress and ballet flats.

What energy do you bring to your outfits this season? What are you looking forward to wearing?

“When it comes to my ensembles this season, I’m letting go, feeling cool and comfortable with an element of play. I dress up and don’t take myself too seriously. I also like to juxtapose the pieces. For a night out, I’ll wear a sparkly mini skirt, thigh-high heeled boots but with a little white t-shirt and a baseball cap. Or for dinner, I’ll wear Adidas sweatpants, CHANEL ballet flats, a t-shirt. vintage t-shirt and a sturdy jacket.

I will mix timeless classics with something playful and unexpected. As the pandemic progressed, I discovered basketball shorts. (I’m expecting some shorts from the Louis Vuitton x NBA collaboration unearthed on Vestiaire Collective). I guess what I’m saying is that lately I’ve been dressing like a 13-year-old boy who stole his mom’s jacket and purse.

In terms of beauty, what does your hair and makeup routine look like and how does it change depending on what you wear?

“Hair and makeup never really change. I get ready in 10 minutes. I wear my hair with a center parting and loose waves, in a loose ponytail with a knot, or in a bun with a knot (if I I’m working out/in a dance class) My makeup is simple I don’t know if it’s because I identify more with the no-makeup look or if it’s because I don’t know what I’m doing when it comes to makeup and don’t care enough to figure it out. I curl my lashes, then wear brown mascara, dewy cheeks (bronze highlighter and a hint of blush), glossy lips, and I call it a day.

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The charm and swagger of waistcoats

Charlotte Rampling paired a masculine waistcoat with a long-sleeved shirt in 1974 © Mondadori via Getty Images

At a recent rural wedding in North Wales, I paired a pink waistcoat with matching trousers from French brand The Frankie Shop and was greeted with bewilderment. “It’s so great that they have female magicians now,” said another guest. “I see Ronnie O’Sullivan is on the guest list,” another joked. In my mind, I was channeling Charlotte Rampling from 1974, not the snooker player. But that’s the risk you take when you put on a vest. It’s all about context.

If I had been in the front row at a fashion show, rather than in a field, I might have elicited a warmer reception. The spring shows of Saint Laurent, Jacquemus, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Burberry all featured cardigans. The same goes for the “gateway” at Nice airport, where a few weeks ago Marion Cotillard showed up at the Cannes Film Festival adopting the “chic passport control” dress code in a black waistcoat, jeans and giant sunglasses. And Palm Beach got the memo: Taking a page from Bianca Jagger’s playbook, Nicola Peltz wore an all-white Dior three-piece to her epic wedding rehearsal dinner to Brooklyn Beckham.

That said, women in vests are nothing new. If Marlene Dietrich, Janelle Monáe and Kate Moss are anything to go by, once you’ve discovered a zest for the vest, it’s got you covered for life. “There’s a lot of charm and swagger in such a small garment,” muses British designer Bella Freud. The Chrissie vest from her eponymous line is a recurring style named after singer Chrissie Hynde. “She wears a vest really well, in a warm, boyish and sexy way. When you feel like you’re blending into the wall, it’s a good thing to wear. Freud’s denim iteration proves popular to help customers stand out – in a good way.” Natasha Lyonne just wore it Saturday Night Live,” she says. “You can get a good jacket in any market. But a good cardigan that has a certain cut is harder to find.

Model Kate Moss wears a black hat, shorts and a black leather jacket.  She carries a cola bottle and a paper cup

Kate Moss in an open waistcoat at the 2005 Glastonbury Music Festival. . . ©Getty Images

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders playing guitar on stage wearing a frilly white shirt and black leather vest

. . . and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders in a leather vest in 1980 © Redferns

Italian couture brand Giuliva Heritage is also becoming a vest destination. “We’ve always included a vest in our collections, inspired by Bianca Jagger and Studio 54 – and over the last two years sales have really started to pick up,” says Margherita Cardelli, who started the brand alongside her husband. Gerardo Cavaliere in 2017. The ivory vest-trouser combo from his SS22 collection is one of the most requested looks by celebrities and fashion editors. “I originally designed it for brides – I thought it was a cool alternative to a blazer, a bit sexy,” says Cardelli. Currently pregnant, Cardelli lives in vests. “It’s smart and fitted on the top, but you can unbutton the bottom to make room.”

Vests make for a surprisingly foolproof workwear look, says retail consultant Natalie Kingham, a fan since she acquired a fitted Ossie Clark red snakeskin-print style as a teenager. In her previous role as purchasing director of Matchesfashion.com, she often placed orders for cardigans at Alexander McQueen, Bella Freud and Dolce & Gabbana. She herself considers them a surprisingly versatile day and night option. “I often bought a waistcoat with the matching blazer because it was obvious and it made my life easier,” she recalls. “It works a bit like a 9 to 5 dress, and it doesn’t feel too stuffy or strict. You can have your meeting wearing the blazer over it, then you can have a cocktail party wearing the vest with nothing underneath.

A model on the catwalk wears a black vest and sunglasses

Saint Laurent SS22

A model wears a small bare-arm vest and a full-length pink floaty skirt

Giorgio Armani SS22

Separating the waistcoat from its three-piece suit origins and usual formal context also challenges its more traditional connotations. The three-piece suit became a symbol of aristocratic eccentricity (and a short-lived trademark look for England football manager Gareth Southgate). At Eton, for example, the privilege of wearing a wacky waistcoat is reserved for prefects. Do you remember Prince William in his Union Jack print style?

In another context, London-based, Helsinki-born designer Ella Boucht approaches vests from a queer perspective, having discovered the power of clothing during their Masters in Womenswear at Central Saint Martins. “I personally love wearing vests because they make me feel invincible. I love the combination of the structured front and the silky back, with exposure of the arms and skin. It’s an erotic piece but professional,” says Boucht. Boucht’s vests, which often feature harnesses, have become an iconic design that aims to “stir the pot and bring homosexuality into a world heavily created for men.”

Bella Hadid is stepping out in an open cardigan and T-shirt in April. . . © GC Images

. . . and Marion Cotillard opts for the cardigan and jeans for her arrival at Nice airport in May © GC Images

Vest-lover Janelle Monáe at the 2012 Grammy Nominations Concert Live. . . © FilmMagic

. . . and actress Elle Fanning at an event in Santa Monica in 2022 © WireImage

Tent ? Do like model and designer TyLynn Nguyen and try a plain white t-shirt under a slightly oversized style. A fan of the gray linen floaty pants and oversized jacket from Skall Studio, she says the set is a stylish — but mostly cool — alternative to a summer jacket. “It’s a lightweight layer that creates the same ease as a suit,” she tells me. Lauren Santo Domingo, Brand Director at Moda Operandi, owns a linen style by Michael Lo Sordo and advises, “You’ll find yourself reaching for the set when you feel like you have nothing else to wear. ”

But watch out for the buttons. “Something that buttons too high above the chest can be difficult to wear unless you’re very small in that department,” she warns. Instead, look for a flattering V and an adjustable strap. And don’t forget to have a magic trick on hand if things go wrong.

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Kareena Kapoor in a Hemant & Nandita tiered maxi dress looked brunch ready and super stylish; Yeah or Nah?

Tell us if you already know. Where there is a Kareena Kapoor Khan, there is no fashion faux pas. Her look today is giving us very glamorous vibes, proving that her style is still at the height of fashion. The days of flight of flower power are in full bloom and while the monsoon waits to replace summer, get on this trend before it takes your eyes off you. Always on trend, Bebo’s very bright and gorgeous look can define your brunch style.

Mother of two’s day looks airy and she’s all about elegance. We can’t wait to reveal that her maxi dress is by Hemant and Nandita. It’s the ultimate retail therapy we all needed after spotting too many skirts, denim jackets and shorts. The dresses have satisfied us enough this season, but no, we’re not pressing the miss button after taking a look at this. The Laal Singh Chaddha actress was pictured outside her parents’ residence this afternoon.

Perfection alert! Kareena wore a Sahar button-up dress which featured a collar, bishop sleeves, gold stripes and a myriad of floral prints which brought together a soothing and beautiful saga of multicolored patches. Organized with georgette, she also had a fabric belt that cinched her waist. The pleated skirt with its flowing silhouette and scalloped hem is heavenly.

The 41-year-old’s see-through dress was worn over a white strappy bodycon mini dress. Kareena styled this Rs. 22,540 dress with a cantaloupe orange clutch and neon green braided stilettos. The starlet tied her hair in a low ponytail and colored her lips pink.

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Fashion designer Prathyusha Garimella commits suicide in Hyderabad

Top fashion designer Prathyusha Garimella reportedly committed suicide at her boutique studio in the posh hills of Banjara on Saturday.

The 35-year-old man’s body was found in the bathroom of the MLA Colony store.

Police found the body after the guard alerted them when she failed to respond to his blows. A bottle of carbon monoxide was found in the bathroom.

Banjara Hills Police registered a case and transferred the body to Osmania Hospital for an autopsy.

Police, who initially treated it as a death under suspicious circumstances, later found a suicide note. She reportedly wrote that she was tired of her lonely life, saying it was not the life she wanted.

The fashion designer wrote that she didn’t want to be a burden on her parents and was sorry for taking the extreme step.

Prathyusha has worked as a fashion designer for several top Bollywood and Tollywood personalities.

The guard told the police that Prathyusha came to the shop on Saturday morning and did not come out until the afternoon, he went to see her. As she did not respond to the repeated knocks on the door, he alerted the neighbors, who notified the police.

Police suspect the fashion designer took the extreme measure due to depression.

Pratyusha had worked as a fashion designer for celebrities Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Jacqueline Fernandez and several Tollywood personalities.

Actor Ram Charan’s wife, Upasana Konidela, took to Twitter to offer her condolences over the death of her friend.

“My best friend, my dearest friend. Gone too soon – Upset/pissed/sad – she had the best of everything, career, friends and family, but succumbed to depression. Post this incident, truly believe the karmic baggage pass through lives. We pray for his peace,” Upasana wrote.

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Where can I find a great travel jacket?


Not only does such a garment exist, but it even has a special name: a jacket! Like many newly relevant sartorial inventions (the megging, the jort), it is a hybrid garment (shirt plus jacket) well suited to meet contemporary needs.

Specifically, it has to pass through an air-conditioned airport during the very hot months, not be crushed by being crammed into a tiny seat for many hours, and then emerge ready for public viewing at the other end. Although it works equally well for trips from home to the grocery store for a morning milk run, or from home to the office for a daily commute.

It’s a more sophisticated alternative to the sweatshirt, without sacrificing ease. And it works perfectly well on sweatshirts, leggings and yoga pants, meaning you can have your comfy clothes stretchy and look a little cooler too. It is also a gender-neutral garment, which is equally popular among men and women.

Truth be told, the shirt is not, in fact, a new invention. It has its roots in late 19th century French workwear, in particular the bleu de travail, a blue shirt worn by workers to protect their day clothes. (Another name for the garment is the chore coat.) Later it was adopted by the U.S. Army, which issued CPO jackets to first petty officers in the 1930s. From there it made its way to Army-Navy surplus stores and therefore in all our wardrobes.

Its characteristics are oversized proportions, best worn over a t-shirt, turtleneck, vest or similar underlayer; large patch pockets; and snaps or button closures. You can, of course, find military and versions of work clothes of the jacket, but you can also find iterations in technical fabric, linen, silk – almost any material and personal aesthetic you could want.

Zara, for example, offers shortened linen versions as well as a satin crinkle effect with a drawstring at the waist. Everlane has a box cotton jacket with additional side pockets at the hips as well as patch pockets, just like Madewell.

And for something with a bit more zip, check out the prints at the Kit, a Daniel Vosovic commissioned brand, a “Project Runway” and CFDA Fashion Incubator alumnus. Wear them and fly away.

Every week on Open Thread, Vanessa will answer a reader’s fashion question, which you can send her anytime via E-mail Where Twitter. Questions are edited and condensed.

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Why end-of-season shopping events are a party for customers and brands alike

Fashion and beauty is one of the largest and fastest growing consumer categories in the country, driven by a young population, ambitious lifestyles and easy access to brands for people of all walks of life. socio-economic and from all regions. As the pandemic gradually recedes, the Indian fashion industry is witnessing greater resilience and resurgent growth thanks to renewed consumer fervor. A growing number of aspirational consumers looking for quality, value and selection are shopping online for their fashion and lifestyle needs. In fact, fashion has become the entry point for millions of new online shoppers to explore the e-commerce platform and its variety of offerings.

E-commerce in the country covers a very large and growing number of customers across India and Bharat. With the next hundreds of millions of e-commerce users expected to come from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and towns, end-of-season sales become a crucial entry point for customers in these regions. For young Indian customers, whether they come from big cities or small towns, fashion is a means of asserting their lifestyle and enlivening their personality. They are value conscious but always on the lookout for the latest fashion trends. For young Indian customers, whether they come from big cities or small towns, fashion is a means of asserting their lifestyle and enlivening their personality. They are value conscious but always on the lookout for the latest fashion trends. With thousands of sellers and brands connecting to millions of new and existing customers, end-of-season sales are a great way to simultaneously meet customer needs and an opportunity for thousands of sellers to serve a pool of wider customers. As underserved customers increasingly seek unmatched value and expanded offerings after two difficult years, we can expect to see the return of end-of-season sales.

Today, e-commerce bridges the gap between the two ends of the spectrum and not only facilitates access to a wide variety of products and brands for customers, but also the growth of sellers by giving them the opportunity to evolve. at national scale. These events are also the perfect time to showcase new, lesser-known indigenous fashion brands and sellers on e-commerce platforms, when consumer interest is at its peak. Statistics show that e-commerce is now an essential tool for the fashion industry, and over the years sellers have seen a significant increase in their customer base and revenue.

Technology for scale, inclusion and a personalized experience:

E-commerce has changed the way customers buy, and technology has played a vital role in transforming consumers’ online shopping experiences. Of from conceptualization to curating the selection, from the vast catalog of designs and trends to delivery to the most remote corners of the country, technology plays a key role in improving the customer experience.

Through an in-depth understanding of current and evolving fashion trends as well as consumer preferences, e-commerce has been able to deliver a personalized experience to customers, especially in the diverse cultural setting of our dynamic country. Whether it’s during the holidays or the wedding season, whether customers prefer traditional yet fashionable products or simply functional everyday fashion solutions, e-commerce has been an answer to it all. As fashion trends vary widely across regions, cultures, and seasons, personalization becomes essential to deliver a high-level customer experience.

At the service of a versatile demography

E-commerce plays a key role in bringing fashion and lifestyle products to a different set of customers, across geographies and age groups. Today a Kanjivaram sari can be seen and brought to Jammu and likewise a pashmina shawl can find customers as far as Kochi. Likewise, a customer does not have to wait for the end of the global fashion season to get their hands on the latest fashion collection, the product selection of sellers and brands is made easily accessible via e-commerce. End-of-season sales events give brands and sellers the opportunity to offer a wide selection and personalized experience that meets customer demand. With more and more customers joining online shopping, especially as the demand from Tier II and Tier III cities increases for clothes, shoes, accessories, handbags, jewelry, etc. , there is a huge opportunity to create value for customers.

As customers across the country increasingly expect the opportunity to experiment with their style and sellers look to boost their online presence, events such as end-of-season sales become happy triggers. for value seekers.



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Oggytee updates its collection with the latest fashion

HIALEAH, FL, June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

The Oggytee is once again showing its mastery of creating unique clothing designed to help fashion lovers of all ages in different parts of the world stand out without necessarily having to break the bank as the brand updates its collection with current trends. . Oggytee has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few decades, with a reputation for providing high-quality yet relatively affordable fashion items, ranging from t-shirts and women’s tees to men’s hoodies and sweaters. and women.

Global Apparel Market Trends

The global fashion industry has seen a series of evolutions and massive growth over the years. Several brands as well as designers have emerged around the world to create products that meet the growing and diverse needs of different categories of buyers. According to a recent report published by Statista, the global apparel market revenue was calculated to be around $1.5 trillion in 2021. The report also predicted the market size to surpass $2 trillion by 2026, driven by growing demand, with the women’s market showing its dominance over the years.

There is a growing trend of personalization in the fashion industry as individuals seek out pieces that represent their perception of subjects through shoes, shirts, and other similar items. Consequently, print-on-demand has become an increasingly popular service, with the emergence of technologies to create durable shirts, hoodies and other print products. Unfortunately, getting the right service, in terms of quality, easy accessibility and relative affordability can be a daunting task, with many brands available often charging exorbitantly without necessarily delivering as advertised. However, Florida-based Oggytee has managed to change that narrative, as evidenced by the feats it has achieved over the past decade amid rave reviews from customers.

Overview of the services offered by Oggytee

Oggytee has stayed true to its goal of creating millions of smiles, moments of inspiration, happiness and laughter by delivering high quality, fashionable t-shirts with the best possible customer experience. The versatility and comprehensiveness of the company’s service delivery, along with an understanding of customer needs, has made Oggytee one of the most sought after names in the industry.

Oggytee uses the latest technology and techniques in the fashion industry along with the print-on-demand space. The company has a team of highly experienced and well-trained professionals who print on high quality cotton t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies and sweatshirts, with an online platform that facilitates the checkout process, regardless of the buyer’s location.

In addition to providing quality print-on-demand service to businesses, individuals, and other similar customers, Oggytee also ensures that customers don’t pay through the nose, with a minimum order quantity of one. This allows any customer to have the desired prints without being limited due to the number.

Oggytee enjoys a relatively quick process, with printing taking an average of 5 working days from date of payment confirmation, with 1-2 days shipping. The company also offers a 3-day rush order option for customers who want their orders delivered in record time.

Oggytee’s Collections

Oggytee has a plethora of collections dealing with several real-life issues and topics, including Autism, Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, and other celebrations such as birthdays. The store also offers the Shop the Holiday collection which features products and designs for Grandparents Day, St. Patrick’s Day and other memorable events.

Customer Feedback

Oggytee has received tons of reviews from customers in different parts of the world, especially for the unique combination of quality, relative affordability, and completeness of service delivery. “This product is very cute, soft and perfect for a party to help tone down (or reinforce) the positive autism message. I bought the shirt for my son and he loves it. I also bought a heaps of other shirts too for the next giveaway. I am so grateful for the positive autism message that is woven through this product. I highly recommend this product. – Opalann Rasmussen.

For more information about Oggytee and the range of products and services offered, visit – https://oggytee.com/.

About Oggytee

Oggytee is a global online store created as a platform for people to come together to buy and collect unique items at the lowest possible prices without compromising on quality. The store offers print-on-demand (POD) service to help worldwide customers get desired designs on items such as shirts, hoodies and sweaters, with multiple payment methods, interface easy to navigate and using the latest technology to deliver an amazing customer experience.


        
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Le Pen wants to hand over the French far right to a 26-year-old

(Bloomberg) — The rising star of Marine Le Pen’s far-right party is taking her presidential ambitions to corners of France that feel left behind.

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As 26-year-old Jordan Bardella arrived in Oléron, an island off the west coast, on the morning of June 2, he shook hands, gave media interviews and spoke with fishermen about their most pressing concerns. – the European quotas on their catches and the rise in the price of fuel.

Officially, the purpose of the visit was to promote a local candidate in the legislative elections which begin on June 12. In reality, it was part of a campaign to make himself known at the head of the National Rally. And at the port at least it seemed to work.

“I’m sure you’ll be our next president!” shouted fisherman Benoit Lavaud, 33. “You are the only person I would vote for!”

Bardella has played a key role in helping Le Pen reach more younger voters, especially in rural and suburban areas. He has been acting party leader since September, when she stepped down to focus on her ultimately failed third bid for the Elysee Palace and she backs him as her successor. But criticism of his nomination has exposed growing divisions over the party’s future.

Two members, who requested anonymity to discuss a sensitive topic, said Bardella was too young and sometimes too radical, pointing out that his use of language undermines Le Pen’s efforts to cover up the movement’s racist roots founded by his father.

“Le Pen is trying to see how he passes with the rest of the electoral base,” said Marta Lorimer, an expert on France’s far-right at the London School of Economics. “She might just come back if she realizes the party can’t survive without Le Pen at its helm.”

The legislative poll presents a challenge for Bardella. New priorities are likely to emerge, along with other potential successors, depending on how the party fares, people say.

The RN, as it is known in France, is expected to win far fewer seats than the parties backing recently re-elected President Emmanuel Macron, who appear set to maintain their position as the largest bloc, or the alliance grouped around a extreme left brand. Jean-Luc Melenchon, who should get the second highest total.

But his earnings will likely be enough to give him formal legislative status, it is projected, for only the second time since the 1980s. a milestone in Le Pen’s decade-long effort to bring the party to the center of French politics.

“What we want is to bring the people into the National Assembly and ensure that our ideas are represented,” said Bardella, who is not running himself for a seat, after speaking with the fishermen. “I want our ideas to take power.”

Of Italian descent, Bardella was born and raised in Seine Saint-Denis, a harsh, poor and ethnically diverse suburb of Paris, and dropped out of college to focus on politics. He quickly rose through the party ranks, becoming a party MP in 2019.

Bardella plays on his background and presents himself as the polar opposite of the average French politician. He has helped Le Pen “integrate” the party since she took it over from her father, focusing on the rising cost of living and reframing her views on women.

“We had a woman as a presidential candidate and we have a 26-year-old guy as acting boss, it shows how modern and open-minded we are,” said Louis Aliot, mayor of the southern city of Perpignan. and vice-president of the party.

At the same time, Bardella has opinions that even Le Pen has been careful not to express.

While Le Pen moved away from comments about race, Bardella portrayed immigration from Africa as a civilizational threat. It’s an allusion to the “great replacement” – a conspiracy theory once confined to far-right racist tracts that fuels deadly gun violence around the world. He is defended by Eric Zemmour, who came fourth in the presidential election and was sanctioned for hate speech.

“I agree with some of Zemmour’s views, I know the topics he talks about because I grew up in the suburbs,” Bardella said in a separate interview on Thursday, before adding “Zemmour doesn’t bring any response to people’s problems.

At the port, Bardella was followed by his official photographer, who is taking images as part of the campaign to make him appear presidential, according to the newspaper Le Monde. The visit, the first by a national politician in a long time, meant a lot, said Lavaud, the fisherman. “Macron’s people didn’t even come.”

Some party members do not believe the RN will perform well in the general election, and they are attacking a system they say does not reflect the will of the people. “It’s because the National Assembly doesn’t deal with people’s problems and ideas that people come out into the streets,” Bardella said.

If he wins an internal party vote in the fall and is confirmed leader of the RN, he will have two elections to prepare: to the Senate in 2023 and to the European Parliament the following year. Only then can he start focusing more on the 2027 presidential election.

“I hear the internal critics say I’m too young but that won’t stop me. Napoleon said “we grow fast on the battlefield”, Bardella said, “and I inherited the resilience of Marine Le Pen”.

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US Brands appoints Sourav Ghosh to board

Surav Ghosh. Photo: aka Brands

aka Brands, an American accelerator of direct-to-consumer (DTC) fashion brands for the next generation, has appointed Sourav Ghosh to its board of directors effective immediately. Each brand in the aka portfolio is customer-led, curates quality products, creates authentic and inspiring social content, and targets a distinct Gen Z and Millennial audience.

Ghosh has served as Chief Financial Officer of Host Hotels & Resorts since 2020 and has worked there since 2009. He currently leads Host’s finance function, including accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations and information technology, as well as business analysis. During his time at Host, Ghosh helped the company improve revenue and profitability metrics, and he was instrumental in achieving key financial milestones, said in a press release.

Prior to his role as CFO, Ghosh served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Analytics at Host and held various leadership roles in corporate finance, strategy, business intelligence and business analysis. Previously, Ghosh held positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, including Senior Director of Real Estate Investments and Director of Acquisitions and Development, where he was responsible for sourcing, structuring and negotiating acquisitions and development agreements.

aka Brands, an American accelerator of direct-to-consumer (DTC) fashion brands for the next generation, has appointed Sourav Ghosh to its board of directors effective immediately. Each brand in the aka portfolio is customer-led, curates quality products, creates authentic and inspiring social content, and targets a distinct Gen Z and Millennial audience.

Ghosh is currently a board member of the US Travel Association and sits on the advisory board of Widener University’s School of Business. He is also a member of the Worldwide Committee of the Uniform System of Accounting for the Accommodation Industry. Ghosh received his MBA from the University of Maryland Global Campus and graduated from Widener University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.

“Sourav is a seasoned financial executive and has over two decades of leadership experience in the accommodation real estate industry. He has expertise in finance, accounting, capital markets, analysis and corporate governance, and his experience will be invaluable to our organization as we build our brand portfolio. We are delighted to welcome Sourav to our Board of Directors,” Jill Ramsey, CEO of akasaid in a statement.

“I am excited to join the aka Brands Board of Directors to help strengthen and grow the company’s brand portfolio. I look forward to sharing my expertise as aka continues to implement its branding initiatives. strategic growth, building on its success as a next-generation retail platform,” phantom said.

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Kate Middleton wears down-to-earth Zara blazer at first event since Platinum Jubilee

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out wearing a chic blazer from Zara, her first visit since the haute couture Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Kate Middleton was back at work on Wednesday as she visited the Little Village baby bank in London. The mum-of-three met with members of the organization to find out more about how the charity provides families with essential supplies for children up to the age of five.

The Duchess, 40, opted for a casual outfit, wearing black trousers and a $70 (£50) blazer from Zara. The cream-coloured blazer featured shoulder pads and a reverse lapel for an elegant look.

Kate paired the affordable blazer with a white tee and wide leg pants previously worn by Roland Mouret. Her accessories were minimal with a woven clutch and a pair of gold earrings.

The streamlined blazer, which is nearly sold out on Zara’s website, runs from sizes XS to XL and comes in a variety of colors.

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her edgy fashion, often wearing items that sell out within hours, more commonly known as the “Kate Effect”. While Kate’s designer price range may be out of reach for some, she’s not one to shy away from shopping for more affordable clothes.

In January 2022, Kate was seen wearing navy wide leg trousers by British brand Jigsaw as she visited the Foundling Museum in London. In February this year, she wore a $90 (£60) red Zara blazer on a trip to the University of Copenhagen, as a tribute to the Danish flag.

Kate Middleton’s visit to Little Village marked her first royal engagement since the end of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Sunday. The four-day holiday saw members of the Royal Family dressed in their finest Jubilee fashion.

The Duchess of Cambridge steps out in a £50 blazer from Zara after Jubilee weekend

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Kate showcased her style at Thursday’s Trooping the Color ceremony, where she wore a white blazer dress by Alexander McQueen and a navy and white Philip Treacy hat. She turned heads with a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings, which once belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

At Friday’s Thanksgiving service, the Duchess arrived at St Paul’s Cathedral in London wearing a fitted pale yellow coat dress by Emilia Wickstead and matching hat by Philip Treacy.

To close out the festivities, the Duchess opted for a custom fuchsia pink dress by Stella McCartney as she watched the Platinum Jubilee Pageant with the Duke of Cambridge and their three children – Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince George, four. .

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sahar ahmed | Efforts

photo of Andrew Russel

June 8, 2022

Q: When you were a child, what was your answer to this question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

A: My interests have always changed over time. In elementary school, I had a deep passion for teaching. I had a mini-classroom set up in my house, where I pretended to play teacher with my imaginary students. There was also a time when I wanted to be a fashion designer, but that desire faded and my growing fondness for physics and math steered me towards engineering.

Q: Share the pivotal moment in your life that helped you choose your field of study.

A: In my last year of college, I was studying telecommunications engineering. So common practice was to work on software defined radios, antenna design and wireless communication systems – which never fascinated me. Looking for a different and unique project, I found one related to medical image processing. I started working with brain MRIs whose enigmatic architecture intrigued me. I have always wondered how the brain assembles its many structures to perform a myriad of tasks in a way that is transparent to the outside world. And I realized that we needed to develop computational tools that advance neuroscience to uncover the complex organization and functioning of the brain.

Sahar Ahmad and his family

Sahar (right) with her parents at her sister’s graduation from Duke University.

Q: Tell us about a time when you ran into a tricky problem. How did you handle it and what did you learn from it?

A: My doctoral research focused on brain MRI recording, an image processing method that aligns multiple images. My advisor suggested that I model nonlinear deformations of the brain as waves, a problem I tried to solve by developing different models. But none of them worked. Later, I discovered an article that seemed to me related to the problem and I began to study the wave pattern in depth, incorporating it into my research. After putting a lot of effort into formulating the method – 18 months to be exact – it finally worked. Overall, this journey from failure to success developed perseverance in me.

Q: Describe your research in 5 words.

A: Brain journey: from the cradle to the grave.

Q: What are your passions outside of research?

A: I am obsessed with cleaning and organizing my home. I like to clean up the mess and put everything in place. Being organized gives me peace of mind and increases my productivity. This also extends to my research: it helps me meet deadlines and complete daily tasks. Besides organization, I also enjoy cooking, watching thrillers and comedies, and playing puzzle video games.

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Felix Capital, investor in Moonbug and Goop, raises $600 million

A failed attempt to build a textile market at the height of the dotcom boom taught Felix Capital’s Frederic Court an important lesson in the power of habits. “Consumers can change their lifestyle quickly, but in a work environment it takes a lot longer,” says Court, who has now landed a spot on the Midas List Europe thanks to his investments in consumer-focused brands. consumer like Moonbug, Mejuri and Farfetch.

The London-based investor that bills itself as the venture capital fund for the “creative class” has now raised a new round of $600 million, doubling its assets under management to $1.2 billion. Court, founder and managing partner of Felix Capital, says the fund will stick to its “focused” goal of making up to 25 investments in European and US startups that are tapping into changing consumer behavior.

“At Felix, we started talking about the emergence of a more digital lifestyle early on and it’s a trend that’s only accelerated,” Court says. “We want to support members of the creative class who will come up with new brands that will resonate with a certain audience or sub-community.”

Felix’s boutique approach to venture investing has proven successful with early investments in the fashion market: Farfetch, food delivery app Deliveroo and Peloton. The three companies, all of which are now publicly traded, have, like many tech stocks, seen stock prices crash after pandemic-era spikes.

The consumer-centric brands favored by Felix also face serious headwinds from inflation and the cost-of-living crisis, but Court still sees an opportunity. “During Covid, there were a few months where people were petrified, but what happened? People have adapted. As they adapted, it created new opportunities,” says Court, adding that he led the first luxury-focused investment in Farfetch during the depths of the financial crisis in 2010.

Felix also recently celebrated a private exit with the sale of children’s entertainment startup Moonbug to private equity group Blackstone for $3 billion in November 2021. The fund had invested “double-digit millions” before the launch in the company that owns the hit YouTube channels Cocomelon and Blippi, Court said. Felix has also supported Goop, actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand.

“At the time Frédéric created his first fund, very few funds in Europe understood consumer power,” says Rene Rechtman, CEO of Moonbug. “That changed with massive American platforms dominating industries, but Frederic was definitely at the forefront of that.”

Felix and Court are perhaps best known for their investments in the fashion industry, but the fund picks strong brands across a range of industries including food, mobility, healthcare and e-commerce software based on emerging “digital lifestyle” themes. Court says Web3 and sustainability startups, like existing investments in NFT-based fantasy sports game Sorare and Oatly, which went public in May 2021 with a $10 billion valuation, would be important themes for the new fund. .

“We’re at a scale where we can choose our battles and have a positive impact,” Court says. “I often say that the way we do venture capital is that the money-making part is a by-product of supporting distinctive, attractive, and authentic businesses.”

Court founded Felix Capital in 2015 after working for nearly two decades at Advent Venture Partners, where he led investments in Dailymotion, Zong and Ubiquisys. The French investor began his career at the investment bank Lazard before co-founding an ephemeral textile marketplace startup. “We were able to see the magnitude of the change, but a lot of those changes took a decade or two decades,” Court says.

Former PayPal and Meta director David Marcus worked with Court on Zong, which he founded, and his new crypto company Lightspark. “He’s always been very in tune with the brands of the future and the trends that will become mainstream over time,” says Marcus, who oversaw Facebook Messenger and Meta’s Libra cryptocurrency project. “He was not only a great investor and board member, but he was my advisor when we pivoted the business and eventually sold it to Paypal.”

The fund also recruited María Auersperg de Lera, who previously worked at Mosaic Ventures and Balderton Capital, and Sophie Luck, formerly of the venture capital arm of German media group Hubert Burda, as investors. Felix has also bolstered his advisory team with Maria Raga, CEO of Depop, GoFundMe CMO Musa Tariq and Branko Milutinović, founder and CEO of gaming app developer Nordeus.

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Brand-led live commerce takes center stage at Myntra EORS, effectively engaging fashion-forward shoppers

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30+ top brands ready to participate in 750+ brand-led live sessions

EORS buyers were able to buy products at EORS prices 10 days before the event via M Live

Myntra has witnessed a 5x increase in traffic and a 20x increase in demand via M-Live since its inception

bangalore : In a first, Myntra is activating large-scale live shopping experiences by big-name brands, ahead of the platform’s bi-annual fashion festival, EORS, to be held June 11-16. As the platform’s social commerce propositions continue to seamlessly engage social media enthusiasts, in particular, the Gen Z cohort, over 30 top international and domestic brands such as Estee Lauder India, Puma and Mango, will broadcast approximately 750 brand-led live shopping experiences through the country’s largest fashion festival.

Myntra’s social commerce verticals have revolutionized traditional marketing for brands, acting as a catalyst to reshape and strengthen consumer engagement, making it more appealing and relevant to fashion-conscious shoppers. For the first time ever, M-Live audiences will be able to purchase products at EORS prices, which began 10 days prior to the event. Gen Z’s particular affinity for social media means that promotions driven by social commerce will directly influence the choice of this group of consumers. Brands leveraging live commerce during EORS will aim to generate entertaining and informative content using Myntra’s army of forward-thinking Gen Z creators, the Style Squad, delivering a healthy dose of engagement, while informing users of attractive offers, strategically boosting conversions and visibility.

Having already recorded over 10,000 exemplary live videos in around 40-50 live sessions every day, Myntra has seen a 5x increase in traffic and a 20x increase in demand from its proprietary social commerce platforms. , Myntra Studio and M-Live, since its inception. Sought-after international and domestic brands like USPA, HRX and L’Oreal will be among the top names to engage in brand-led lives covering up to 75% of the 1000 total lives expected during the Myntra Fashion Carnival thanks to its social commerce proposals and social media channels.

The platform has also seen a two-fold increase in the average time shoppers have spent on it since January, helping the 10 billion social impressions recorded in a year through the platform’s social commerce propositions.

Besides sharing style tips, building communities and earning social currencies, the thousands of influencers on M-Studio and M-Live can directly influence peaks in demand, providing them with a predictable and sustainable revenue stream. . For the brand-led live sessions, more than 2,500 creators were selected based on their visibility, performance and category fit, with celebrity influencers like Akash Choudhary, Pradhuman, Vipul Juneja, Asmita Kaushik, Samidha Singh and Aswathi Balakrishnan. The primary role of influencers will be to highlight key product attributes, guide consumers to choose the right products, recommend looks on offers, and answer questions regarding styling tips and hacks.

Commenting on the brand-led live shopping experience around EORS, Arun Devanathan, Senior Director, Social Commerce, Myntra, said, “This EORS, more than 30 key brands have chosen to harness the benefits of this powerful demand generation and recall creation tool. We have managed to create a cutting-edge product that combines the best of e-commerce and social media that nurtures an ecosystem of popular influencers who can complete live shopping sessions on M-Live. This is the start of the next phase of growth for our platform and an important emerging trend for e-commerce in India. Brand-led live shopping experiences are a powerful tool for communicating a brand’s proposition to its consumers while generating demand for new brands that combine brand marketing with direct lead generation. We are seeing massive interest from brands keen to participate and grow with this proposition. »

The current edition of EORS has seen the uber-cool and dynamic Ayushman Khurrana appear in one of the brand’s lead lives, taking the reins of the most in-demand lifestyle brand, Daniel Wellington. Initially, the highly successful event also saw live shopping enabled on Instagram for social commerce, apart from Myntra’s M-Live. This unique collaboration resulted in around 25,000 customers engaging with the brand during the sessions.

The 15th edition of EORS witnessed one of the first-ever brand-led live shopping initiatives, with fashion and fitness icon Hrithik Roshan at the forefront, amplifying visibility around his brand, HRX. The session saw the participation of over 100,000 users, with approximately 6.5,000 comments recorded in just 30 minutes. The activity was a remarkable success, generating excitement among shoppers and allowing the brand to strategically create demand in real time.

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Can Union Jack clothes be cool?

For those who were less inclined to celebrate the Jubilee at the weekend (but were drinking for no reason anyway), walking around London was like a blinding house of horrors, narrowly avoiding the mirage of red, white and blue. . Flags, garlands, party hats and even tiny dog ​​clothes have been covered in the Union Jack to celebrate Lizzie’s 70 years on the throne.

It was all a bit sickening, as street parties, parades, bland cucumber sandwiches and enlarged photos of Royals were rammed into eyes, throats and every other orifice all weekend. Jubilating a jubilee for an institution so disconnected from the real world did not seem right to me. It’s good that you’re past the national retirement age, Liz – but as Stacey Solomon rightly put it, in a recently redone hot shot loose women: I would work hard if the country paid for me to have 12 houses and work really hard.

That said, Sunday’s closing parade saw several double-deckers mark each decade the Queen had reigned for. One such bus was the 1990s, where the hellish faces of the Cool Britannia years gathered on the upper deck and waved to passers-by: Naomi Campbell, Sam McKnight, Patsy Kensit and, tying them together, perhaps the most 90 of all Faces of the 90s, Kate Moss, wearing a John Galliano blazer slapped with the Union Jack flag, from the designer’s SS93 collection.

The Union Jack context is volatile. His story spans Tim Nice-but-Dim toffs, The Who, ’70s punks pierce through safety pins, the defining moment of Geri Halliwell and Cool Britannia, with sinister far-right overtones. But, recently, its status has kind of turned around, finding her way to modern pop culture icons like Stormzy who wore a Union Jack body armor for her 2019 Glastonbury headliner Dua Lipas Vivienne Westwood took to last year’s Brit Awards and designer duo Stefan Cooke’s Union Jack jumper in their SS22 collection.

On Depop, the online shopping mecca for Gen-Z, a quick search for Union Jack” evokes countless early 2000s sweaters, Dr Martens boots and DIY punk jeans. Where trends are so deeply rooted in 90s and Styles of the 2000s, maybe the Union Jack is just another stylistic homage to the hedonistic decade that none of them remember.

Patriotism is often considered a dirty word. But there’s nothing wrong with being patriotic: the UK has given birth to grime, Glastonbury, Jack Grealish and Tikka Masala – it’s the kind of patriotism we’re all for, and the one we’re all for. the Union Jack could perhaps represent. But take it slow and steady, wear it with a healthy dose of irony, and leave the bloody flags at home.

TJ Sidhu, Junior Editor

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Check out this 1965 E-Type roadster with bespoke paintwork and other goodies from Jaguar Classic


The Jaguar Classic department has detailed the unique 1965 E-Type Roadster, which has been meticulously restored and made an appearance at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant last weekend as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s parade of 26 vehicles.

The bespoke model is a special order from a customer born in 1965 who wanted an E-Type Roadster from the same year. So Jaguar Classic sourced a produced vehicle two days after the customer’s birthday and worked on it for a full year. The exterior is characterized by the unique deep metallic blue inspired by the Union Jack, which took many months to perfect. Other than that, it remains standard with shiny chrome bumpers and classic wire wheels, although the lighting units have been upgraded with LED technology.

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True to the E-Type heritage, the interior trim is inspired by British column boxes, with hand-finished red leather upholstery, a wooden steering wheel and a metal center console. The model has been modernized with the classic infotainment system bringing touchscreen, navigation and Bluetooth connectivity without running the period looks. This unit, which debuted in the E-Type 60 Collection Editions last year, is available to all E-Type owners who want a technology upgrade for their classic car. Finally, there’s a special plaque on the dash, proving this isn’t your typical restored E-Type.

Under the hood, there’s a 4.7-liter straight-six engine that’s been enlarged from the original 4.2-liter unit for improved performance. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed gearbox which provides a “quieter and more refined driving experience” according to Jaguar Classic. The company also updated the suspension and brakes and installed wider wheels for better handling. Finally, the new sports exhaust and the new manifold deliver a richer sound.

The special E-Type was one of 15 Jaguar models featured in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, where it was driven by the owner, seated next to dancer, model and fashion designer Eric Underwood who occupied the passenger seat.

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Proenza Schouler Resort Collection 2023

There is one fabric in this Proenza Schouler collection that is a real wonder. “We’ve never seen anything like this before,” Lazaro Hernandez said during a preview. “The sequins are baked into the yarn itself, so when you knit it, it’s all embedded. It looks like Lurex, but it’s a nice spongy knit. The two-column dresses they’ve made with this fabric are just about the most elegant things we’ve seen all season. Evening wear is a neglected category at the moment. This may be a lingering effect of the pandemic. But the elegance of the columns is matched only by their ease. “We love that it’s basically t-shirt dresses,” added Jack McCollough.

In the pre-seasons, the Proenza Schouler duo leans towards experimentation. Scrolling through these images clearly shows that they are strongly drawn to the texture and feel of the resort. In addition to that spongy sequin knit, they used silk velvet for strappy dresses and matching sets, three-dimensional rib knit to coordinate cardigans and flares, and cropped shearling on a coat. belt. The saturated colors of velvet and shearling especially added to their appeal.

After texture, their other concern here was form. It’s tempting to see 1940s proportions in nipped-waist jackets and full skirts whose sculptural hems have been reinforced with horsehair. Dior’s 1947 New Look was a repudiation of years of wartime restraint and sacrifice. We haven’t dealt with deprivation on this scale, but the designers are determined to evoke an upbeat vibe and exuberant volumes are one way to do that. Sweatpants and frilly ankle socks paired with a different pinched jacket is another cheekier way to go.

Regarding the form, they revisited the corsets which were the building blocks of their first collection. “Old Proenza vibes,” Hernandez said, but updated in suit fabric for a pop of surprise.

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Sydney-based brand reinvents vintage towels through fashion design

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IZZY WIGHT LYRICS




“The word ‘fashion’ implies something that comes and goes, and there’s something inherently flawed about it.”

Although towels can be beautiful and carefully crafted, they are often not a textile that strong feelings. Towels are given as gifts to distant family members, placed on dog-trampled car seats, or neatly stored in the bottom of linen closets to slowly collect dust (except for those hooded towels that give you animal ears, now they are thrilling).

With the intention of giving her good friend Dani a heartfelt gift, Sydney designer Whim Wilson decided to save these towels from the back of the closet. After a trip to her local operating store, Whim returned with a pile of used towels and a wave of design inspiration.


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Dani’s giveaway was so successful that Whim’s recycled towel project became her own fashion brand. Towelie is where unwanted towels are reinvented, in the form of colorful bucket hats, soft cardigans and contrasting co-ords.

Tell us about you. What is your background in fashion?

I’m Whim, the founder of Towelie. My first word was “shoe” according to my parents. I was totally obsessed with shoes as a kid. I always thought of fashion design as a path I could take, but ended up studying architecture and later went into fine art.

My 10th grade textile project was a corset with upside-down teacups attached to the bra cups. I think it will always be one of my favorite creations.

How did the label start? Tell us about the process and the challenges.

In 2019, I was living in a really creative and inspiring house with two friends from art school, Eliza and Dani. It was Dani’s birthday and I wanted to make her something unique, quirky and just a pure embodiment of my affection for her.

I saved up a few towels at Vinnies in Newtown and started sewing. In the end, I ended up with a jumper that had a v-neck, big long ceremonial sleeves and ‘Dani’ embroidered on the front. It snowballed from there, but I never expected that three years later I would have this business.

It’s a challenge to work with vintage napkins because each piece is unique. It can be difficult to find a rhythm when manufacturing and it slows down the sales process. But those are also the things that make Towelie so special.

What were you trying to achieve from the project at the time? How has that evolved and what are you trying to communicate through the brand now?

At first, my towels were fun gestures of love that you could also wear to the beach. The pieces I made were bright, lively and unashamedly awkward. More recently, I realized that I could take Towelie in any direction I wanted… I started letting myself be inspired and experimenting more.

Someone told me at the beginning that “wearing a Towelie makes you feel loved. It’s like someone is hugging you”. Although I think Towelie has evolved, that feeling is something that I want to search, in all the pieces I create.

Throughout the process, I definitely became more passionate about slow, circular fashion. I think Towelie will eventually morph into something else, but I plan to stick with what we already have in the world to create new pieces.

How would you describe Towelie designs to someone who has never seen them before?

I would describe Towelie as vibrant, clever and loving clothing; made from vintage towels.

What are you most proud of in your work on your label?

I’m kinda proud that I didn’t mean to start a label. I’m also proud of how Towelie transforms textiles that might have been ignored in the back of a closet into something precious.

Who do you think is the most exciting in Australian fashion right now?

Clover Cutler just released an amazing debut collection. Par Moi is a really inspiring brand for me, and I love the ingenuity of Threadgate and Gravy.

What about the Australian fashion industry that needs to change?

The word “fashion” implies something that comes and goes, and there’s something inherently flawed about it. You shouldn’t have to buy new pieces every season to be relevant. We need to stop saying things like “this piece is so hot right now”. We should start saying “this piece is so me, forever”. There also needs to be a lot more accountability in the industry, which can only really happen with government regulation.

I think there’s a huge craze for slow, circular fashion processes right now, and I hope the Australian fashion industry continues to ride that wave.

Who’s in your wardrobe right now?

My most recent purchase was from Baserange. My favorite pieces are my very cool aunt’s 90s clothes, including a cherry-print silk Yaso maxi dress with spaghetti straps and a cowl neck.

How can we buy one of your parts?

I drop selections of the most recent pieces on my website. I also make custom pieces. You can contact me directly at [email protected] to order.

Anything else to add?

There is enough fabric in the world. Upcycling and circular fashion are the future!

For more towels, go here.

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Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh and Aamir Khan define different menswear styles at an event; PICTURES

Salman Khan is one of the biggest and most popular actors in Bollywood. It’s always a delight for dads to spot it and capture it in their lenses. Well, today, just after Salman returned from Abu Dhabi, Salman went to an event in the city. We saw many other Bollywood celebrities attending the same event and to name a few, the Tiger 3 actor was joined by Aamir Khan and Ranveer Singh. The three actors looked dashing in their respective outfits.

In the photos you can see Ranveer Singh looking radiant in a bright red kurta which he paired with tan colored pajamas. The kurta had nice embroidery work on the front and on the sleeves. The actor tied his hair in a small ponytail, wore diamond studs in his ears and covered his face with a tan colored face mask. He greeted the paps with folded hands. On the other hand, Salman Khan looked dapper in the black suit which he paired with a blue shirt. Aamir Khan flaunted his laid-back side in blue jeans and a t-shirt.

Check out photos of Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Ranveer Singh:

Salman Khan at an event

Ranveer Singh at an event

Meanwhile, on the job side, Salman Khan will next be seen in Tiger 3 opposite Katrina Kaif. He is also currently working on his next film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. Recently, he became the cheerleader for his close friend Shah Rukh Khan as the latter dropped the teaser for his upcoming movie Jawan. Sharing the teaser on social media, Salman Khan captioned it, “Mere jawaan bhai ready hai @iamsrk.” Obviously, Salman is excited about Shah Rukh and Atlee’s collaboration.

Talk about Aamir Khan, we will see him in Laal Singh Chaddha opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan. This movie is an official Hindi remake of the Hollywood movie Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks. Ranveer Singh also has a lot of exciting movies in his kitty and one of them is Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani opposite Alia Bhatt.

READ ALSO : Samantha and Ranveer Singh reunite for a publicity shoot; The actress calls him “the nicest ever”

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Long before Bean Boots, Mainers were at the forefront of fashion

Long before LL Bean boots were modeled by Brooklyn hipsters and Angela Adams handbags draped over the shoulders of people in Los Angeles, Mainers had a keen sense of fashion.

In the 1870s, for example, fashion-conscious Maineers knew that the voluminous style of women’s skirt known as the “polonaise” was giving way to a much slimmer silhouette called the “cuirasse,” from the French word meaning close to the body, like armour. When Hannah P. Adams of Belfast received her wedding trousseau at the time of this trend change, it included a dress in the newest style, as well as a knee-length jacket called basque.

“Mainers have always been in style, and that’s something we see in our clothing collection,” said Jamie Kingman Rice, deputy director of the Maine Historical Society. “Because of links with British shipping in the mid-1800s, people in places like Eastport and Belfast would have had access to the latest fashions and trendy ideas. But we see that people from more rural areas were also interested.

The idea that Mainers – at least some – have long shown a flair for fashion is the theme of an exhibit at the Maine Historical Society in Portland titled “Northern Threads: Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society”, with about 50 sets from 1780 -1889, including Hannah P. Adams’ dress, on view through July 30. The company’s clothing collection is so extensive that the exhibition has been split into two parts, with clothing from 1890-1980 on view from August 12 to December 31.

The historical society is also currently hosting two other exhibits that help illustrate Mainers’ ties or obsessions with fashion over the past 200 years. “Cosmopolitan Stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage” focuses on two sisters from Maine who were artists and includes drawings by Parisian fashion designers in the 1920s and 1930s. It is on view until September 24.

The other is “Representing Every Particular: John Martin’s 19th Century Fashion Illustrations”, featuring observations, opinions and drawings of local fashion from the diary of a Bangor businessman in the second half of the 1800s, On view until August 6.

Online versions of all three exhibits can be viewed at Maine Historical Society “current exhibits” page.

“Northern Threads: Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society” is a two-part exhibit. Ben McCanna / Personal Photographer

Rice, senior curator of “Northern Threads,” had begun planning the exhibit for the state’s bicentennial in 2020, but the pandemic and other issues pushed the exhibit back. So now it’s open during the historical society’s bicentennial year, which is fitting, Rice says, because it showcases part of the society’s collection of some 3,000 garments.

The “Northern Threads” show marks one of the few times the historical society has exhibited so much clothing, Rice said, because clothing shows are labor intensive. Many parts are light and fragile and should be handled and displayed with care. In addition, the lighting must be carefully arranged, so as not to damage the fabrics. Some parts cannot be left in the light and air for too long.

A 1931 design from Paris for an evening dress from the “Cosmopolitan Stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage” exhibit at the Maine Historical Society in Portland. Photo courtesy of Maine Historical Society/Maine Memory Network No.54252

Much of the clothing came from family collections, donated to the historical society, while many came to the historical society from the collection of the former Westbrook College in Portland (now part of the University of New England ), which had a fashion program. Some pieces that represent the latest fashions of the day come from families who lived in small rural or remote places, such as the small town of Alexander, on Route 9 near Calais, or the city of Waterford in the county of Oxford. . In the second part of “Northern Threads”, there will be a wedding dress decorated with ostrich feathers used for a wedding on the remote island of Matinicus in the 1890s.

This first part of ‘Northern Threads’ includes Civil War-era military dresses and uniforms, bustle dresses, dresses made with repurposed fabric from a time when material wasn’t easy to come by. , mourning clothes and dresses with the “leg” or bouffant. sleeves popular in the 183os.

One of the leg-sleeved dresses exemplifies Rice’s view of remote places in Maine having a pipeline to foreign fashion. This is a woven silk and satin two-piece set, circa 1830, and belonged to the Leavitt family of Eastport. It comes with a small cape, called pereline, which fits over the dress. Dark purple silk was expensive at the time and probably dyed with imported logwood, before the advent of chemical dyeing.

In the 1830s, Eastport residents would have been influenced in their fashions and tastes by the steady stream of British ships bringing European goods to the remote Maine seaport, Rice said. The number of British ships coming to Eastport increased by 800% in the early 1830s.

Examples of the lamb sleeve in dresses of the 1820s-1830s, on display at the Maine Historical Society. Ben McCanna / Personal Photographer

Another theme running through the historical society’s clothing collection is the creativity of the Mainers, who sometimes bought the latest fashions but adapted them with their own hands and ideas, Rice said. The dress belonging to Hannah Adams in Belfast, for example, bears a label from a Boston clothier, WH Bigalow, 150 Warren Ave., Boston. But later, the dress was hand-embroidered with colorful floral designs – alluding to daisies, berries, cattails and poppies. A chenille fringe has also been added.

There is an area of ​​the “Northern Threads” exhibit dedicated to adaptive reuse. A very clever example is a green, white and pink silk brocade dress worn by a member of the Jewett family to an 1825 Portland ball honoring the Marquis de Lafayette, a Revolutionary War hero. The fabric of the dress dates from the late 1730s or early 1740s, and the dress was originally made in the 1770s. Then it was altered and redesigned for the 1825 ball, but in a neo style. -colonial.

A few more examples of Mainers’ own creative adaptations of the fashion will be seen in part two of “Northern Threads” when it opens in August. One is a women’s bomber jacket – think Amelia Earhart – that was popular in the 1930s. It was made by a Maine woman who worked in a shoe factory and had access to leather .

Surprising personal stories complement eye-catching fashions. Among the various military uniforms on display is the uniform coat of Oliver Otis Howard of Leeds, when he was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the 1850s. During the Civil War, Howard lost his right arm at the Battle of Seven Pines in Virginia. After the war, he was commissioner of the United States Freedmen’s Bureau and founder of Howard University in Washington, D.C., now one of the nation’s best-known historically black colleges.

The other two fashion exhibits now at the historical society also stem from personal stories. Sisters Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) and Madeleine Burrage (1891-1976) came from a Maine family that made their fortune in the woods around the Bangor area and eventually settled in Wiscasset. Mildred studied and worked as an artist in France, where she became interested in haute couture. Madeleine became a jewelry designer and both traveled extensively in Europe and South America, often writing at home about the fashions they saw.

Among the papers and writings collected by Mildred are original drawings and descriptions of clothing designs from fashion houses in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. The drawings were sent to potential customers in the days before catalogs and websites Web, said Tilly Laskey, curator at the Maine Historical Society and the Burrage show.

Thirty of these “line sheets” featuring models of clothing are exhibited as part of the show. The addresses and other information show they were not sent directly to Mildred, and it’s unclear how she acquired them over the years, Laskey said. Many of these designs are in full color and are accompanied by pictures of fabrics and color swatches.

Laskey also curated “Representing Every Particular: John Martin’s 19th Century Fashion Illustrations.” Martin’s designs are particularly interesting because he was neither an artist nor a student of fashion. He was an accountant and merchant from Bangor who was a keen observer. His own father had died when he was young, and he knew little about him. He therefore had a strong desire to help his children learn about his time and his experiences. He left behind a 650-page diary and several albums of notes and sketches, made from the 1860s to the 1890s. He drew what he saw and added his own commentary.

Annie Martin drawn by her father, John Martin, in 1866 from “Representing Every Particular: John Martin’s 19th Century Fashion Illustrations” at the Maine Historical Society. Photo courtesy of Maine Historical Society/Maine State Museum/Maine Memory Network No. 101171

One of his later drawings, “A Society Lady of 1889”, shows a woman in a lively dress, colored in bright colors of orange, red, purple and green, and holding a parasol and a small handbag. In his description of the design, Martin calls the subject “a lady of today’s society” and notes that if the fabric of the dress is not expensive, it “shows that the person wearing it is a person of good taste”. Ten of his doodles and illustrations are on display.

“He can get a little sarcastic about what people were wearing and his descriptions are pretty funny,” Laskey said. “He drew them freehand and offered a lot of information about what he was seeing.”


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Iga Swiatek ends historically dominant French Open title race

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When Iga Swiatek defeated Coco Gauff quickly to claim her second French Open title, it didn’t surprise tennis fans so much.

What may be more surprising, however, is that in winning this title, Swiatek became the first player since Serena Williams in 2013 to win Roland Garros after opening the tournament as a +100 or better favorite.

Swiatek entered the tournament at -115 before seeing her odds shortened throughout the two-week event, and the last player to enter the event and win it at shorter odds was Williams.

Willliams entered the 2013 French Open at -133 before embarking on a title chase, per sportsoddshistory.com.

Before Williams, Steffi Graf won the French Open in 1995 after opening at -125.

When Swiatek won her first Roland Garros title in 2020, she entered the event at +5000.

Notable French Open champions Year Stock opening price Championship Match Prize
Iga Swiatek 2022 -115 -650
Iga Swiatek 2020 +5000 -185
Ashley Barty 2019 +1800 -170
Serena Williams 2015 +240 -320
Serena Williams 2013 -133 -550
Justine Henin 2007 +150 -556
Steffi Graf 1995 -125 -200

As of February 1 this year, Swiatek was set at +500 to win the French Open, but a series of dominating forms including five titles before the event saw his chances dwindle in the months leading up to Roland Garros.

Swiatek is the favorite to win the next Slam on the calendar, Wimbledon, as she is currently listed at +200.

Perhaps Swiatek is also continuing Martina Navratilova’s 72-game winning streak, a WTA record, while the Pole currently has 35 wins.

There’s a long way to go on that one.

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The 6 Best Flared Jeans Brands Fashion People Shop

We’ve been talking about the disappearance of skinny jeans for years, but now they’ve truly fallen out of favor. At the risk of sounding harsh, skinny jeans are over. Two of fashion’s most respected news sources, The Business of Fashion and Daily Women’s Clothingrecently made this bold statement.

Last month, WWD published an article titled “Blue skinny jeans are on the way to extinction”. The writer quoted a denim brand’s sales rep, who put it bluntly, saying, “Skinny jeans are not in fashion right now. Flares and wide-cut jeans are fashionable for the summer.” They interviewed several other denim brand reps, who said essentially the same thing. (Fun fact: other sentiments expressed were that more and more brands are adding a touch of stretch to their jeans, and that medium washes have replaced distressed ones for the time being.)

This week again, The Business of Fashion titled its Debriefing podcast episode, “The Fall of Skinny Jeans”. They used market research to confirm that for the first time, skinny jeans have fallen behind straight-leg styles. But they also pointed out that the style still accounts for 30% of denim sales in the United States, so it didn’t exactly faded away Again. B of F quoted Marie Pearson, senior vice president of denim at Madewell, as saying she’s never seen so many types of jeans fits and shapes sell.

That said, the style I’m here to endorse today is flare jeans, which the WWD implicit item have replaced skinny jeans. Scroll to shop the brands that make the best pairs in the trending style and see how the fashion folks are styling them.

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Queen Elizabeth receives Jubilee gift of a horse from Frenchman Macron

President Emmanuel Macron gave queen elizabeth a horse belonging to the French Republican Guard to mark her jubilee, describing the monarch as the “golden thread” that had bound France and Britain during her 70-year reign.

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Macron then paid tribute to the Queen during a flame rekindling ceremony at the Monument of the Arc de Triomphewhere he lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the presence of the British Ambassador to France, Menna Rawlings.

Elizabeth is known for her love of horses. Fabuleu de Maucour, the seven-year-old gray gelding donated by Macron, escorted the president down the Champs-Élysées in Paris last month as part of an official ceremony, Macron’s office said.

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Britain kicked off four days of pageantry and parties Thursday to celebrate Elizabeth’s reign.

Macron paid tribute to the Queen for bringing an element of wartime stability and profound change to society.

“You are the golden thread that unites our two countries, proof of the unwavering friendship between our two countries and our nations,” Macron said.

Macron was one of the harshest critics of British decision-making after his vote to leave the European Union, but the president expressed his admiration for a queen who came to the throne less than a decade after the end of World War II.

Macron also presented a thoroughbred to President Xi Jinping during his three-day state visit to China in 2018.

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HK’s Balabala enters the Metaverse; unveils Rainy, digital brand ambassador

Balabala from Hong Kong entered the metaverse, creating a digital brand ambassador named Rainy. Rainy is Balabala’s first digital children’s brand ambassador, highlighting the position of the Balabala brand in the children’s clothing industry. The name is inspired by rain, the water of life, essential for nourishment and growth.

With insight into the metaverse, Balabala creates a new window of communication with Gen Z, while enhancing its multi-channel brand strategy.

Balabala also reported securing key cooperation with two top designers, Christine Phung (former creative director of Dior and Chloe), and independent designer Veeco Zhao, on its latest series of products. The new collectible designs exemplify the beauty of growing up in girls by fusing European culture with Chinese design concepts, encouraging children to express themselves and be part of their own fairy tale, the company said in a statement. Press release.

Balabala from Hong Kong entered the metaverse, creating a digital brand ambassador named Rainy. Rainy is Balabala’s first digital children’s brand ambassador, highlighting the position of the Balabala brand in the children’s clothing industry. The name is inspired by rain, the water of life, essential for nourishment and growth.

Balabala continues to pursue its ambition to provide its global customers with diversified and high-quality products in a dynamic and exciting business environment, encouraging children around the world to have wonderful childhoods and aiming to “become the children’s fashion brand of first choice “.

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Angels Celebrate Squid Day for Andrew Velazquez

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NEW YORK — When Angels players arrived at their lockers on Saturday, shortstop Andrew Velazquez, nicknamed “Squid,” T-shirts were waiting for them.

The shirts – the brainchild of staff assistant Tim Buss – featured a squid wearing a glove on each of its arms, and the back read: “70% of the world is covered in water, the rest is covered in squid” . Angels players wore the shirts during batting practice to celebrate Velazquez, who was one of the best defensemen in the game at shortstop and a surprise contributor to the team.

Velazquez said he was honored to have his teammates wear the shirts because it shows how quickly he has earned respect in the clubhouse. He didn’t make the opening day roster, but became the club’s daily shortstop.

“It’s fun to see guys walking around wearing it,” Velazquez said. “It just gives you a boost of confidence from your peers. I can get that from my family and friends, but getting that respect from my peers is the most important thing.

Velazquez’s teammates went even further on Sunday, as it was “Squid Day” on their trip to New York. They tried to emulate Velazquez’s fashion style which often features baggy clothes and oversized singlets.

Velazquez, who described his style as streetwear, enjoyed outfits worn by Matt Duffy and Michael Lorenzen.

“Some of the guys went above and beyond, which I liked,” Velazquez said. “But Duffy killed him. Lorenzen too. Everyone participated and introduced themselves. I think it was fun and necessary too, especially after that last series. We had to do something new to get into the fresh series.

The return to New York was also a big deal for Velazquez, who grew up in the Bronx and played 28 games with the Yankees last year. The Yankees, however, decided to leave Velazquez in the offseason, and the Angels claimed him on November 5.

It’s an underrated move for the Angels. Velazquez is ranked as the second-best infielder in the Majors, according to Statcast’s above-average outs. He also ranks second in the American League in defensive points saved, behind only Baltimore’s Jorge Mateo. He entered Tuesday at bat averaging .202 in 41 games, but has averaged .262 in his last 18 games.

“He was the best shortstop in the American League [defensively]”, Angels manager Joe Maddon said. “I saw him last year, but I haven’t seen enough of him. Wow. We wouldn’t be where we are without him. Just ask. to his teammates or the pitchers. He’s so good. And there’s a lot more to this bat than he’s shown so far, although he’s been on a pretty good run the last three weeks.

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Worldwise: Fashion designer Anifa Mvuemba’s favorite things

Anifa Mvuemba, founder of the luxury brand Hanifa.

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Anifa Mvuemba is blazing her own trail in the fashion world. The 31-year-old player behind the luxury brand Hanifa— the most recent recipient of InStyle’s Future of Fashion Award — has forged her own path at the intersection of technology and luxury. Beyoncé, Zendaya, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tracee Ellis Ross have all worn Mvuemba’s designs.

“It’s truly a surreal moment whenever I see my designs featured on magazine covers and worn by influential faces,” says Mvuemba. “I always intended to create pieces that encourage women to say less when they walk into the room because everyone is watching anyway.”

Born in Kenya to Congolese parents, Mvuemba was 3 years old when she and her family immigrated to the United States to escape war and start a new life.

“When I design Hanifa, I never focus on telling people where I’m from. A lot of times when you enter the industry as an African designer, you’re categorized as such,” Mvuemba explains. It’s easy to get pigeonholed and labeled as one thing, which is why I’ve moved away from tribal prints.”

As a graduate of Morgan State, Maryland HBCU, and a native of the Washington, DC area, Mvuemba’s journey into the fashion industry has followed an unconventional path.

“I didn’t go to a fancy design school or intern at Vogue,” says Mvuemba. “I’ve always done my own thing, but I think the pandemic has taught me to accept that even more.”

In May 2020, Mvuemba became a viral sensation when she launched the first-ever virtual catwalk featuring 3D designs and invisible runway models. For her first show last November, she skipped New York Fashion Week in favor of a successful show in her hometown at the National Portrait Gallery, which was streamed live on YouTube.

“Black designers constantly fight the stigma that their designs only belong in one space or one audience,” says Mvuemba. “I don’t believe that to be true, and I will continue to challenge that by inserting Hanifa into any conversation that interests me.”

Mvuemba, who lives in Washington, recently spoke with penta about his favorite things.

Something I do to relax is… my mind is always on the next thing and to relax I need to unplug. I like to pour a glass of wine and turn on Lofi Girl beats, or rain sounds, and relax. The rhythms of both are always so soothing to me.

The person I admire the most is… my mother has always inspired me. Migrating to the United States from a country at war and having seven young children to support while pursuing your dreams is beyond words for me. She does her best every day and I continue to learn from her example.

At my fantastic dinner, guests would include… Kanye West for his artistry, David Ajayi for architectural design, and Beyoncé for her work ethic and creativity.

A childhood memory that I cherish is… I loved playing games like The Sims, Monkey Island, Double 007, and Mario Cart growing up. As a teenager, I also had a lot of fun coding on Black Planet. When I wasn’t glued to a screen, I looked forward to our Congolese family evenings, they were the best! The food, my cousins ​​and everyone together really made my childhood memorable.

An artist whose work I admire is…
Kelly Wearstler. I appreciate her vision of interiors and how she is able to combine elements we might not think of to create something so striking. Also, Christopher John Rogers: I respect his design and his imagination. I have never seen rainbows presented the way CJR does. He is a peer that I really admire.

My idea of ​​a perfect meal is… a crab feast, anywhere and anytime…like a real Maryland girl!

One of my passions that few people know about is… I love music and I love to sing!

The one thing I travel with to make my accommodation/hotel room feel more like home is… in fact, I’d rather my hotel not feel like home. I appreciate the change of scenery while I’m away and try to immerse myself in whatever accommodation I find myself in to get the full experience.

The only trip I’ve done that I’d like to do again… I would love to go back to Williamsburg, Virginia, it was such a relaxing trip. This is one of the few trips where I was able to really relax.

What wakes me up in the morning is… I constantly have tabs open in my mind to prioritize throughout the week. Knowing this, I wake up in the morning to plan and get a head start on my day.

One person who inspired me to do what I do is… the women on my team really give it their all. Everyone works 200% beyond what is expected of them and collaborates by mutual agreement. Knowing that I’ve helped cultivate this work culture and passion really inspires me.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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French fashion

French airline La Compagnie All-Business-Class NYC to Italy

It’s the cheapest way to travel in style to Italy.

Flight time from Newark to Milan is approximately eight hours and twenty minutes. Via La Compagnie is a largely happy experience to start with.

The company is not a new airline – it debuted in 2014 – but the all-business class flight, 76 seats in total, has a new route. It runs directly from the New York metropolitan area to Italy’s fashion capital. The new service was celebrated at a launch party in Manhattan in March, and a few weeks later I had the opportunity to experience this swanky airline for myself.

The history of La Compagnie is not without appeal. Past reviews, especially of its older, repurposed aircraft (Boeing 757-200), weren’t exactly glowing. Seats reclined but did not lie flat and service was rated as good but not outstanding, while the food was not worthy of praise.

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Yet the cost of business flights via the French airline was – and is – remarkably cheap compared to the cost of a business class ticket from New York to Italy via one of the major carriers like Delta, where recent research showed a comparable Delta One class. tickets at $9,596 and La Compagnie at $2,030. Now that La Compagnie has added new planes to its restricted fleet, it’s easy to make the case for flying at the upper echelon of airline travel.

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“The Company is aimed at a population of travelers who want to travel in high-end style but who do not pay high-end prices”, explains Christian Vernet, president of the airline. “From the beginning, our promise has been to offer travelers uncompromising service at the most attractive rate… This is the closest thing to a private flight without the price tag.”

On the new route from Newark to Milan, which began in mid-April, travelers are provided with an all-new aircraft (a 321neo) outfitted in the company’s signature soft blue and pale gray hues. It’s a soothing sight after having a drink in Newark’s garish and musty Virgin Lounge, a supposed perk for La Compagnie ticket holders.

The seat shells, arranged in pairs on either side of the single-aisle, are spacious and comfortable. That said, those used to flying business class on overseas routes or from NYC to LAX on one of the major carriers won’t find too many surprises here. There’s the standard pillow and blanket (although the Company’s quilted blanket may be slightly higher quality than that distributed by Delta or United), large over-ear headphones (these are just ok; if you have your own noise canceling Bose or Beats, you’re better), a bottle of water, a cute toiletry bag stocked with the usual suspects – foam earplugs, socks, a toothbrush and toothpaste – and surprisingly – lip balm and cream for hands and nails Caudalie.

Boarding is child’s play. That would be true on a full flight of any plane with so few seats, but on a recent Monday evening in April, boarding and settling into the quarter-full flight proved particularly straightforward.

Many airlines demonstrated their creativity through their required safety video, and La Compagnie joined the competition. Her zen video is performed by two yogis, who stretch and move with agility in voiceover, and video captioning explains how to get oxygen and buckle up properly.

On the night flight, a light meal is served shortly after landing, and on the day of return, a full four-course lunch. On both flights, there were only a few delicious bites of sweet potato soup and lemon pie. Still, just about everything else was disappointing: a soggy Caprese sandwich, rubbery cod, overly salty smoked tuna.

Fortunately, Milan is a city that takes its food and drink seriously, and if you arrive hungry, you won’t stay that way for long. As if ordering a Negroni in the Brera district while waiting for a table at the dear Latteria San Marco and having it arrive in a huge tumbler wasn’t enough, think of the appetizer snacks that sit alongside: gourmet green olives, slim, salty potato chips and oily Marcona almonds. With snacks like these, who needs an appetizer?

But Milan is not a place of deprivation. This is one for fun and discovery. The city is rarely, if ever, spoken of with the same adoration given to other Italian cities like Rome, Florence and Venice. It’s not often cited as an Italian place people really want to visit, like Sicily, the Amalfi Coast or Lake Como, but unless you have an aversion to eating next to locals, visiting art galleries and designer showrooms and shopping at one of the – sort of a vintage find with Milanese on their lunch break, skipping Milan for other Italian pastures is ill-advised.

Venice is only two and a half hours away by train, Romejust over three, but don’t worry: these tourist-heavy Italian cities will still be around after you’ve spent a few days exploring cosmopolitan Milan.

Every city has its fair share of excellent hotels, and Milan is no different. Big spenders wanting to be at the center of it all, near the gob-smacking Duomowhich is literally the downtown area of ​​the city, will not be disappointed with the Park Hyatt’s accommodations. Galleria Vik offers a unique stay for something a little different and just as close to the main action. Each of the establishment’s 89 rooms, the first in Europe for the South American brand, features the work of an artist. No two rooms are identical in decor or layout, with dozens of rooms overlooking the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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From Galleria Vik, where the enthusiastic and helpful staff make up for the style flaws of the guest rooms, it’s just a short 10-minute walk to Brera, an area teeming with students and vintage shops. The wares at some, like Pauline Frommer and Vintage Delirium, with their lightly worn Dolce & Gabbana dresses and Versace jackets, aren’t cheap, but Urzi, run by a husband-and-wife team, is the kind of little boutique that will get you there. makes you happy to have taken the vintage course. It’s also affordable – jewelry hovering around 40 euros, a spring blazer with sharp stripes for 45 euros – and far more original than shopping along Via Monte Napoleone, home to Prada, Balenciaga and Fendi, for n to name a few. -the retail locations found here. Speaking of Prada, the Foundationon the outskirts of town, attracts visitors largely because of the café designed by Wes Anderson, Bar Luce.

Milano & Partners recently unveiled the YESMilano campaign with the aim of showcasing all that Italy’s second largest city has to attract visitors. Sure, Milan is the gateway to much of Italy and much of Europe, but it’s absolutely charming and inviting in its own right, the city’s promotional arm promises. An ongoing initiative highlights distinct Milan neighborhoods, such as City Life, where lunch at Ratana, a sustainability-focused restaurant with outdoor tables, seems like an even better idea once you realize you’re sitting among locals. Bone marrow risotto, a staple of Milanese cuisine, is the thing to order here, its bold yellow hue resulting from saffron, a signature seasoning of this region.

This being Italy, the fun doesn’t stop at the main course. Not when there’s so much ice cream around. Visitors to New York miss the Italian gelato outpost Gromwhich closed several years ago, will be delighted to find their favorite flavors like fior de latte or pistachio in the streets of Milan.

Milan’s nightlife technically begins at happy hour when employees wrap up their shifts and head to the nearest spot for an aperitivo – this city will have you falling for Italian bitters like Campari and Select Aperitivo – before to enjoy a multi-course meal followed by after-dinner drinks. Visitors looking to soak up the energy and buzz that lately define Milan should head to the Canal District, where hotspots like Mag Cafe are in high demand. The pizza and the house red at Fabbrica Pizzeria are particularly pleasant when combined with the sunset over the Naviglio Pavese canal. Here you can marvel at everything Milan has become. Venice can wait another day.

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K-pop star IU named Gucci’s latest global brand ambassador

South Korean K-pop idol and actress IU is Gucci’s latest global brand ambassador.

IU, real name Lee Ji-eun, is the fourth Korean artist to join the luxury brand as a global brand ambassador. The others being Korean actors Lee Jung-jae, Shin Min-ah and K-pop idol Kai from boy group EXO.

Gucci calls IU a ‘global brand ambassador’ in Instagram post

A new surprise for IU fans

The news surprised many. Gucci did not release an official statement but simply mentioned her as their “global brand ambassador” in an Instagram post from Cannes on May 29.

IU was in the French Riviera resort to attend the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, which ended on May 28, after the Palme d’Or award ceremony.

Gucci shared a photo of the singer on the red carpet, where she wears a beautiful green dress created by the brand.

“The IU Global Brand Ambassador was captured at the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival wearing a Gucci dress with re-embroidered lace petal detailing on the cuffs, and sequined flowers and crystal embellishments on the skirt,” Gucci captioned the photo.

According to reports, Gucci did not reveal when exactly IU signed on as the brand’s global ambassador, citing “competition with another brand.”

IU’s long association with Gucci

Among the few acclaimed K-pop idols, who are not part of any boy or girl groups, IU has been associated with Gucci for quite some time.

The brand made her its Korean ambassador in 2020. Since then, she has worked for its fashion and beauty offerings, appearing in multiple editorials and red carpet events wearing Gucci.

Critically acclaimed for her performance in the K-drama Hotel Del Luna (2019) and Netflix series Character (2019), IU was in Cannes for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film Broker (2022). She plays a leading role alongside stars Bae Doona and Song Kang-ho in the film.

Song won Best Actor at Cannes for the film, which was one of the nominees for the Palme d’Or.

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I’m a fashion expert – how to get a ‘Prada bag’ for $1,460 less using my Zara hack

A CLEVER fashionista has shared her trick for turning a cheap Zara tote into her own personalized “Prada” bag – for nearly $1,500 less.

Bella Gerard was obsessed with a Prada raffia tote, but now she’s figured out how to get the same style, Prada logo and all, for a bargain — and it’s not a knockoff.

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New York-based fashion editor Bella has been coveting Prada’s raffia beach tote bags since last summer, when they were priced at $1,650 each – but she “couldn’t justify the price”.

This year, the designer brought the style back, but now for a whopping $1,790.

“When they brought it back this year, I was really stressed because I was like, am I going to buy this? I hate myself,” she said.

Instead, she picked up a pink and orange raffia beach bag from Zara for just $35.90 — and added a twist.

“I think it’s awesome on its own, I love the colors, but I remembered buying this little brooch from Prada for my birthday,” she said.

Prada is selling the enamel triangle pins with Saffiano trim in green, black, orange and yellow for $295 each.

“I put it on, and damn c**p. I literally think it looks so good, I just can’t decide which spot I prefer [the brooch] inside,” Bella said.

In total, her Zara bag and Prada brooch cost $330.90 – $1,459.10 less than the Prada bag she was eyeing.

“I guess I could have bought a counterfeit, but it’s not my thing, and it’s something I have. I think it’s really fun and unique, and kind of a nod eye to the bag that I have a bit of a crush on,” she said. .

The fashion fan also picked up an H&M bag in a neutral straw color and also tried on the pin.

“It’s not even about faking anyone,” she said. “I’d love to tell someone how much money I saved.”

She has an enamel Prada brooch that she can put on other cheaper bags

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She has an enamel Prada brooch that she can put on other cheaper bags1 credit
The pins are available in multiple colors and cost $295 each

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The pins are available in multiple colors and cost $295 each1 credit

Commenters called his bag hack “awesome”, “creative”, “awesome” and “such a good idea”.

“Oooh you really just did something because I’m about to put my Chanel brooch on mine!” wrote one.

“I like your version better than the original!” gushed another TikTok fan.

This week, Neil Shankar, a 25-year-old TikTok user from Berkeley, Calif., shared clips of Bella’s video on his own page, calling it an “infinite Prada bag hack.”

“The luxury brand’s playbook is to put your logo on something and charge for it, but Prada is just selling its logo,” he said.

“They basically say, if you want to be a Prada girl, the buy-in is $300,” he added, his video gaining three-quarters of a million views in just three days.

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French tennis frustration is the color of red clay

PARIS – The most important feature of the French Open is that this Grand Slam tournament takes place on the rusty red clay of Roland Garros, a beloved feature that is as much a part of local culture and tradition as booksellers who sell second-hand art and books. along the Seine.

And yet, as is so often the case in the country that calls itself Albert Camus and Simone de Beauvoir, the relationship between France and its “clay terrain” is a little more complicated.

This red clay, which comes from a small brickyard in Oise, north of Paris, arouses so much love.

“My favorite surface,” said Stéphane Levy, a life member of the Tennis Club de Paris, a favorite haunt of some of the country’s best players, including Gilles Simon and Corentin Moutet, where eight of the 18 courts are made from the same clay. like those of Roland Garros.

“There’s no desire to gamble on it,” Levy said. “The slip, the clay on your body when you sweat.”

But clay has also become a symbol of deep frustration. A Frenchwoman has not won the singles championship of this precious country, the one that requires more courage but also more reflection than any other, since Mary Pierce in 2000. A Frenchman has not won it in 39 years , since Yannick Noah in 1983. The last French men and women were eliminated from the singles tournaments on Saturday.

Why?

The answer probably has a lot to do with a central contradiction in the house of the greatest red clay scene. Only 11.5% of tennis courts in France are traditional red earth and most of them are in private clubs. Another 16.5% of the courts are made of an imitation clay surface which is similar to boat ground but plays harder and faster than softer traditional clay.

The maintenance of red clay in cold and wet weather, common in France for much of the year, is practically impossible, and the construction of indoor complexes for them is expensive. So most French tennis players grow up playing on hard courts, unlike their Spanish counterparts, where temperate weather and red clay dominate the way Rafael Nadal (who won in five sets on Sunday) and so many Spaniards before him dominated Roland Garros.

That tennis at the highest level is played on different surfaces is as normal for tennis fans as fuzzy yellow balls and growling forehands, but it’s one of the great quirks of the sport. Imagine for a moment if the NBA played 70% of its games on hardwood, 20% on rubber, and 10% on rag wool carpeting. This is basically what professional tennis players do, spending the first three months on hard courts, the next two on clay, about six weeks on grass, and then most of the rest of the year on hard courts. .

While the surfaces have become more similar in recent years, each requires a unique set of skills and produces a very different style of play.

Grass and clay are at the extremes, with grass being the fastest of the three surfaces.

Clay is the slowest. The ball pops out of the ground and hangs in the air for a split second longer, allowing players to catch it and extend rallies, and forcing them to play a more tactical style, starting from the baseline.

Watch an hour of professional tennis on every surface. If you cut all the time between points, real clay tennis lasts about 13 minutes, according to multiple studies of energy and effort in the sport. This is significantly more than on other surfaces, where the player returning the serve is at a more serious disadvantage and may struggle to get the ball back into play.

Hard courts are about halfway and require full play.

Among the pros, red clay is both loved and hated.

“I don’t like it very much,” said Daniil Medvedev of Russia, the world’s second-largest male player, who struggled for years to win a match at Roland Garros and reached the fourth round on Saturday.

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has no use for the surface and is skipping the clay-court season altogether. Iga Swiatek of Poland, the highest ranked woman in the world, would spend her entire career slipping on it if she could.

Winning on clay requires a doctorate. in what coaches and players call “point building,” which is shorthand for playing tennis like chess, thinking not just about this next move, but three moves later. Learning this to the point where it’s instinctual can take years, and like most things, the sooner you start training the brain to think this way, the better.

“On clay, the fight really continues,” said Aurelio Di Zazzo, coach at Tennis Club de Paris. “The longer the effort, the more you have to use your mind.”

The club, which is less than a mile from Roland Garros, tries to carry the torch of the red earth as best they can. This torch is not cheap. Maintenance of the courts requires four full-time employees, and new clay costs over $2,000 per year for each court. Each plot must be completely dug up and redone every 15 years, costing over $30,000 per plot.

Levy said it was worth it.

“This clay is part of France,” he said.

The French tennis federation agrees. The organization also really wants a Roland-Garros singles champion. It is expected to announce a new plan to promote tennis on the “boat land” in July. Maybe that can help.

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Fashion brand

Look to Your Laurels: 70 Years of Fred Perry Polo | Fashion

OWhen tennis star Fred Perry introduced his polo shirt in the 1950s, it was designed to be worn on the court. He didn’t think it would be part of British cultural history, but over the decades it’s been worn by everyone from mods to ska fans, fashionistas and pop stars.

“So many people have worn the Fred Perry shirt,” says Dominique Fenn, the company’s brand editor. “Sometimes when you go to a gig, it’s not just the people on stage wearing it, it’s the roadies, it’s the guy behind the bar, it’s the crowd. During my first few weeks at Fred Perry, we did a live gig with the Specials and, honestly, I felt like I had joined a cult. It was so weird.

Next month, the laurel wreath logo polo shirt will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a new exhibit, Fred Perry: A British Icon, at the Design Museum. As the exhibition shows, such popularity is not limited to special concerts – or even music. “You’re just as likely to see a grime artist wearing it as you love R&B or 1960s indie music, and on football terraces,” says Liza Betts, senior lecturer at London College of Fashion, UAL. Betts adds, “It works across generations. My 80 year old dad wears it, as do my teenage daughter and her friends.

A Fred Perry collaboration with artist Jamie Reid. Photography: Design Museum

The simple design belies the complex history of the shirt. “It’s been appropriated and reappropriated and rejected and appropriated again,” Betts says, “and every moment its mythology gains traction. Every generation it is picked up by someone who is a symbol of cool – Paul Weller, Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, and it speaks to new people and is embraced again.

It wasn’t the first, nor the only, polo shirt with a cool logo – French tennis player René Lacoste launched his version in 1933 and American fashion designer Ralph Lauren in 1972. While Perry did, the three-time Wimbledon champion, bring to the style when he launched it in 1952?

First there is the logo, the symbol of victory – “a kind of mark which allows the consumer to reinterpret this meaning in his own life”, explains Maria McLintock, the curator of the exhibition – whether you are “playing tennis, headline a festival, attend a concert or go to a job interview.

Perry’s own victories – his eight Grand Slam victories making him the most successful British tennis player of all time – were all the more impressive as he was self-taught. As the son of a Stockport factory worker turned Labor MP, “he wasn’t from a middle-class background or from a wealthy background,” says Betts, “and yet he managed to be very successful in a sport that has a very particular type of class dynamic. So there’s also a mythology around that. (The fact that he’s dated several Hollywood stars, including Marlene Dietrich and Jean Harlow, can’t either detract from the brand message.)

It was this “working class doing good” spirit, as Betts puts it, that appealed to the mods of the 1960s. tight-fitting and boots, to which the skinhead haircut was soon added. “The Fred Perry shirt fits the ‘clean living under difficult circumstances’ mod brief perfectly,” says Betts. “It looks smart and neat, but it’s affordable, it’s achievable.”

McLintock says she “dug and dug” to find out when mods first adopted the top: “The Flamingo club in Soho was around the corner from Fred Perry’s first headquarters. Legend has it that a group of mods broke in, stole polo shirts and handed them out to their group. And the rest is history.”

The association with football culture began, according to McLintock, when a West Ham fan asked sports retailer Lillywhites – which stocked the white top – to design a white, brown and ice blue shirt. “That’s when it became a canvas for multiple color combinations,” she says.

Of course, such seemingly universal appeal can’t guarantee entirely positive mentions. Since the 1960s, the Fred Perry polo has had less desirable associations, when some skinheads moved on to neo-fascist groups such as the National Front, and more recently with violent far-right groups such as the Proud Boys in North America.

A skinhead couple wear the mark.
A skinhead couple wear the mark. Photography: Jon Ingledew/Pymca/REX/Shutterstock

In 2020, Fred Perry retired the black and yellow colourway – the uniform adopted by the Proud Boys – from the continent, issuing a statement that it represented “inclusion, diversity and independence”.

The brand, still UK-based but Japanese-owned after Perry’s son David sold it in 1995 (the year his father died), has worked hard to diversify its image, ” pushing and working closely with musicians for two decades,” says McLintock. Collaborations with artists and fashion designers include Amy Winehouse, Gorillaz, Gwen Stefani, Comme des Garçons, Charles Jeffrey and Raf Simons.

Seventy years later, what does the Fred Perry shirt mean now? Is this still a political statement? “It’s synonymous with the idea of ​​resistance, so for many it will have political resonance,” says Betts. “Yet that doesn’t mean anything in and of itself. It is the context of its use that creates the meaning. Betts warns that just as the black and yellow version has come to represent far-right extremism, there is a “secret language” coded into the different color combinations: “These are charged symbols that associate you with one way or another, which not everyone is aware of.”

Ultimately, this sleek-yet-casual top is a highly adaptable blank canvas. “You wear it to stand out, you wear it to fit in,” says Fenn. “Honestly, I don’t know of any other brand that offers this.”

And yet, she adds, “If you think about it, it’s just a polo shirt.”

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Inside Meghan Markle’s subtle transformation to her pre-royal style

The world watched in fascination Meghan Markle transformed from a yoga-loving bohemian actress into a stylish royal in the blink of an eye.

In 2017, when she became at Prince Harry’s fiancée, everything changed for the American TV star.

The Duchess of Sussex quickly evolved her signature style – which extended from her wardrobe, her hair and even the color of her nails – to adhere to royal relevance.

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Meghan Markle before royal life, captured in a photo from her now-defunct Instagram page. (Meghan Markle/TheTig)

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Therefore, the old Combinations The star wore fascinators and monochromatic dresses with tights, and would rarely be seen without a matching coat.

Meghan’s transformation from jovial celebrity to stoic royal seemed to come at a price.

The Duchess was forced to shut down her popular lifestyle blog, The Tiger, and she could no longer work as an actress.

She followed royal protocol and remained neutral on politics and divisive matters and perfected the “Duchess tilt” every time she sat down.

Being a senior member of the royal family was a full-time job and Meghan had to follow every age-old royal rule.

That is, until one day in January 2020. Meghan and Harry made history when they announced they were resign as members of the royal family and would become financially independent.

Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in London on June 9, 2018.
Meghan evolved her style when she became a royal. (Getty)

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Meghan would retain her title as Duchess of Sussex, but she was no longer an official royal.

After three years of living and breathing the monarchy, it was a new dawn for the Duchess.

In her first appearance after announcing her intention to step down as an active royal, Meghan captured the public’s attention in an electric blue dress by Victoria Beckham, a pair of stilettos and her hair in a ponytail. low.

It was a subtle change, but Meghan’s hairstyle – which was unusual for the former royal, who favored soft buns and curls when she was a member of the monarchy – marked the start of her de-transformation.

Meghan’s style became much more laid back in the months that followed. In August 2020, she wore a straw hat, a simple white t-shirt and matching white pants for a conversation in the garden with feminist Gloria Steinem.

During that conversation, Meghan spoke about the importance of voting ahead of the 2020 presidential election. It was a political decision the Duchess usually avoided when she was a member of the royal family.

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Meghan embraced the classic royal style while living in the UK. (Getty)

READ MORE: Two years later: How Harry and Meghan’s life has changed since their royal exit

In November 2020, Meghan broke down barriers in more ways than just her style.

The Duchess broke the stigma around pregnancy loss by sharing the devastating news that she had a miscarriage.

In her own words, Meghan shared the “pain and grief” of losing her third child, laying bare raw emotion that was rare to see from a royal, former or not.

His powerful essay, titled “The Losses We Share”left a resounding impression and paved the way for women to talk about pregnancy loss.

While enjoying life as a private citizen back home in the United States, Meghan embraced a new street style, a far cry from her royal wardrobe.

Palace of Queen Meghan and Harry
The Duchess of Sussex has learned of the ‘duchess bent’. (AP)

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She wore jeans, khakis, baseball caps and linen pants. Meghan has also rediscovered the joy of denim, a fabric that royals rarely wear.

Meghan also had a renewed ability to display her political leanings through fashion. In October 2020, she wore a blue “RBG” t-shirt to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

She also donned a t-shirt with the words “The Future is Female” on it. during a video taping with Prince Harry in 2021.

Meghan also re-adopted her classic “bohemian” style during public engagements and for photo shoots.

For her and Harry pregnancy announcementthe Duchess wore a maternity “nap dress” with an off-the-shoulder design.

Meghan wearing an all-white power suit to the 2022 Invictus Games. (Getty Images for the Invictus Games)

READ MORE: From divorces to tell-all interviews: The controversies that challenged the Queen as monarch and mother

As Meghan and Harry forged new careers as advocates, philanthropists and content creators, she used the style to portray herself as a businesswoman.

It was power suit season for Meghan when she visited New York and during her Appearances at the 2022 Invictus Games.

Abbey Booth, founder of “Stories With Clothes”, said Express.co.uk Meghan was using her power suits to send a message about her new ambitions.

Abbey explained: “Meghan Markle loves tailoring, preferring chic and elegant styles that evoke her classic style personality.

“Over the past few years, she’s experimented with more fluid pieces, including floral prints and embellishments signifying her new life and freedom from the constraints of being a working royal.”

Meghan’s style has become bohemian and carefree again. (Twitter)

READ MORE: How the Queen broke new ground in Australia and paved the way for future royal visits

With no royal dress code to follow, Meghan charted her own course with her subtle yet meaningful outfit choices.

No longer constrained by the strict guidelines of the monarchy, the former royal has slowly but surely returned to her old style – but with an entirely new meaning.

More recently, Meghan attended Prince Harry’s polo match in Santa Barbara and seemed to be back to being herself in 2015.

The Duchess wore bold lipstick, a slouch hat and a polka dot blouse, paired with a pair of shorts.

Meghan pictured chatting with Gloria Steinem in 2020. (MakersWomen/Instagram)

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It wasn’t an exceptionally extravagant outfit for Meghan, but it symbolized how far she’d gone from her brief but extraordinary time in the royal spotlight.

And it looks like Meghan wants to revive many aspects of her old life, after reports emerged she was hoping reactivate your lifestyle brand The Tiger.

It’s only been just over two years since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals, so there’s plenty more opportunity for Meghan to prove how much she’s changed.

Her Platinum Jubilee outfit choices could be another way for Meghan to send a clear message about her split with the Royal Family.

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ILC Dover will supply spacesuits for Boeing’s Starliner capsule




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Based in Newark ILC Dover was selected to be one of two suppliers of Boeing’s Ascent/Entry Suit (AES) for the company’s commercial crew program and has developed an AES space suit for CST-100 Starliner crews.






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Taamara – an ethnic and Indo-Western fashion clothing brand, to unveil its collection

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Posted May 27, 2022

Fashionable and affordable ethnic clothing for the everyday go-getter, with a focus on everyday wear styling

New Delhi : Taamara, an ethnic/Indo-Western fashion clothing brand for today’s women, unveils its online collection of everyday dresses and dresses for all occasions, renowned for its style, comfort and its durability. It is purely an affordable fashion brand collection. Taamara is all about style for everyday wear, whether formal or casual wear for NextGen women and girls.

Taamara empowers today’s young women to choose the right garment for the right occasion. With their unique designs and dress style, Taamara helps modern women make their fashion statement because the clothes you wear speak a lot about you.

The inspiration behind this brand is ‘Fabric-to-Fashion’. The brand is well known for choosing the right fabric to design the latest fashionable garments to perfect the quality stitching and finally deliver a fine piece to the customer. The Taamara model is driven by consumer value and focuses on providing affordable fashion without compromising on quality of clothing.

Taamara brands want to meet the varied needs of busy modern women, from ethnic, Indo-Western to Western style. Through this platform, Taamara will deliver the right value to its customers by bypassing mediation channels.

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Fashion style

4 simple summer outfits that take 30 seconds to style

Whatever your personal style and budget, hardworking basics are never a bad investment. They form the foundation of any successful wardrobe and have the power to complement neutral separates and temper more statement pieces. Luckily, Vogue Collection’s latest collection is full of winning basics: from white t-shirts to colorful shorts.

And because you can never run out of sartorial inspiration, we’ve taken our four favorite heroes from the Vogue collection and styled them for a variety of summer occasions. On one side you have the beach-ready jersey shorts, which look great over a bathing suit, while on the other end of the spectrum there is the elevated hoodie, which receives a polish. unexpected via crystal earrings and tailored pants. This is what we call versatility.

Scroll down to view and shop our favorite looks.

White t-shirt + printed midi skirt + mules

A statement-making patchwork skirt only needs the simplest of white t-shirts to shine – vogues The Tencel iteration does the job perfectly. Finish it off simply with 2000s-inspired accessories.

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VOGUE Monochromatica t-shirt in white with embroidered logo

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Connor Ives printed silk-blend maxi skirt

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Mango Beaded Baguette Bag

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Le Specs The Impeccable Alt Fit square-frame acetate sunglasses

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Striped shirt + swimsuit + sports shorts

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French fashion

These french tips are the latest style for your nails

The French manicure has a remarkable hold. As it continues to be popular this year, it has spawned a plethora of vibrant styles with the same timeless DNA: arches of hues around the tips of the nails. Talented nail artists have shared their unique take on French tips on Instagram, including v-shaped tips, tie-dye and eggs, especially the sunny side. Here’s all the inspiration you’ll need to start your new claws.

Unexpected French Tips to Try Right Now

A French tip is comparable to a blazer. It will never go out of style as it goes with everything, but there are plenty of ways to make it look younger, fresher and on-trend. And the way you combine it based on hue, shape, width and pattern can really make it look fresh and different.

Surely there is at least one French manicure trend on this list that appeals to your aesthetic. Show your favorite pick to your nail artist at your next appointment or try it yourself.

abstract rainbow

You don’t have to choose just one color for your French tip manicure; kiss them all with rainbow nails. Rainbow nails are a fun and bright aesthetic that everyone should try at least once, and there are many ways to achieve it. If you prefer a more subtle look, opt for a V-shaped line at the tips of your nails, with each side a different color. The end result is subtle yet charming. But if you want to do it all, try recreating this quirky abstract rainbow nail inspiration.

French with a logo

You have probably seen the nail art logo on social media as it is one of the hottest trends in recent years. Putting logos on your nails is a great way to show off your personality and interests. You can showcase your favorite brands, whether it’s sports brands like Nike or luxury fashion houses like Chanel. You can be creative with the color of your nibs, choosing from a range of pastels or matching them to your logo hue.

French pastel coffin

Experimenting with different nail colors, lengths and shapes is one way to make French tips more modern and interesting. Longer nails are ideal for this design as they provide more room for nail art and accentuate the tips. If you like to wear long nails, consider a coffin shape. Coffin nails are incredibly feminine and beautiful, and celebrities and style icons love them for their versatility. They can elongate your fingers and make even the most basic look trendy and fun.

mix and match

We’ve established that you don’t have to stick to one color for your French manicure. You shouldn’t have to limit yourself to just one design. Adorn each finger with a unique design. For a more fun aesthetic, add adorable and distinctive accents and colors to each nail.

french floral

These French claws have been given a makeover by changing the colors and adding small daisies. Because there are so many possibilities, French tip is one of our favorite nail art styles. Adding these designs into your nail art can really take your look to the next level.

Half French

It takes a great artist to pull off a look like this. Experimenting with design variations while adding a contemporary touch elevates the design. The innovative use of negative space creates a very modern flourish.

French Peas

This modern French version is deceptively simple, requiring only one additional tool: a pointing tool. This is a classic French design with a contemporary twist. The finished piece has a 3D look, bringing this French into the 21st century. If you don’t want to be all French, try plain nail paint with polka dots on some of them.

Snake skin

To turn this style of colorful French tips into zoological French tips, have your nail technician hand draw scales to mimic the slippery skin of a snake. Keeping the nail art to a few fingers will help those with a fear of reptiles, but others should feel free to snake this design around all ten fingers.

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Fashion brand

Fashion and Apparel Printed Labels Market Size and Forecast

New Jersey, USA – Fashion and Apparel Printed Labels Market The 2022-2029 report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with input from industry experts. The Fashion and Apparel Printed Labels Market study sheds light on the significant growth momentum that is expected to prevail during the assessment period 2022-2029. The study offers statistics on key segments in important geographies, along with detailed mapping of the global competitive landscape. Additionally, the market report tracks the global sales of printed fashion and apparel labels in over 25 high-growth markets, while analyzing the impact COVID-19 has had on the current industry and related services sector. printed fashion and clothing labels in particular.

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High-impact factors and renderers have been studied in the Fashion and Apparel Printed Labels market report to help readers understand the overall development. Additionally, the report includes constraints and challenges that can be stumbling blocks in the players’ path. This will help users to be attentive and make informed decisions related to business. Specialists also focused on future business prospects.

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• Men’s clothes
• Kids clothing

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ESTIMATED YEAR 2022
YEAR OF REFERENCE 2021
FORECAST YEAR 2029
HISTORICAL YEAR 2020
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3 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FASHION BRANDS COLLABORATE FOR ‘THE PICKLE,’ CELEBRATING THE UNOFFICIAL START OF SUMMER AND THE GROWING OBSESSION FOR THE SPORT OF PICKLEBALL

THE PICKLE: A luxury, avant-garde capsule collaboration Pickleball Bags and Accessories

Fenix ​​Sportier, Ping Pong Surf Club and Good Together House offer court-beach style

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Three top beach-based SoCal fashion brands come together to kick off summer in true coastal luxury style with the launch of “THE PICKLE.” The forward-thinking collaboration comes from Fenix ​​Sportier, Ping Pong Surf Club and Good Together House, and is all about introducing sleek, elevated court-ready accessories suited to the sport’s growing obsession with pickleball.

“Pickleball is becoming an obsessively popular sport and, even more so, a great social activity. Isn’t it time to make it classy and add some style and luxury to the sport?” mentioned Lauren BrukschCEO/Designer of Fenix ​​Sportier, a premium athletics brand of luxury leather sports accessories, all designed and handcrafted locally in its Los Angeles studio.

The LE PICKLE capsule collection launches today with a “table tennis. Pickle. Pizza night
to Laguna Beach commercial mainstay of Good Together House, an upscale boutique of Laguna Beach design veteran Dana Brown (co-owner of Laguna Supply) embodying the understated and sophisticated aesthetic of “coastal luxury” of Laguna Beach.

To create a truly unique “court to beach” inspired product, Ping Pong Surf Club brings its cool and artistic graphics to the collaboration, inspired by its flagship sold-out brand, LE SURF. The whole brand is conceived and designed by the founder/designer Raan Mellowho runs the Ping Pong Surf Club and is a veteran of over 20 years in the surfing industry.

The LE PICKLE collaboration is a playful and chic name that nods to today’s pickleball obsession and infuses pickleball accessories with sophisticated, modern design and luxurious details like perforated leather, zippers and graphics. cool.

Fenix ​​Sportier is the headliner of the capsule collection with the design of an exclusive collection of perforated leather pickleball covers/shoulder bags featuring the LE PICKLE graphic, as well as leather pickleball cap holders and suede and smaller dopp kits/equipment bags embossed with “Pickleball All Day Everyday”. Good Together House will also carry several other popular Fenix ​​Sportier styles that are summer staples, including clear beach/boat/pool tote bags in various sizes, leather visors perforated and other small accessories perfect for life in the field and in the cabin.

With the demands of summer’s defining moments such as Memorial Day, Father’s Day and graduation, the founders of the collaboration wanted to provide an easy-to-go gift concept with an easy shopping experience. Many of the Fenix ​​Sportier designs can be further personalized by being sent close to the brand Los Angeles studio for monogramming and embossing, making it the perfect heirloom leather keepsake for important occasions.

The Fenix ​​Sportier LE PICKLE capsule collection and other styles at Good Together House include:

  • The Addict – Leather Pickleball Cover/Shoulder Bag – $275
  • Ball Boy – leather ball or bottle holder – $180
  • 24/7 bag – cosmetic bag/dopp/leather equipment bag (“Pickleball All Day Everyday” or Tennis or Golf) – $175
  • The Gameday Bag – a stadium-approved transparent bag for the style-conscious sports fan, now also a must-have “it” bag – $375
  • The Visor – perforated leather visor – $150
  • Billie Bag – perforated leather tennis racket bag – $1,000

Good Together House will also feature a colorful collection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, hats and rugs featuring LE SURF and LE PICKLE graphics.

Former Mattel executive and lifelong tennis enthusiast, Lauren Bruksch founded the Fenix ​​Sportier label with a mission to bring style and fashion to the court. She imagined a product she could take from the tennis court to a business lunch and launched the athleisure luxury line in 2018 in Manhattan Beach, California. Now, the brand covers styles and sports with the aim of adding style and luxury to the sport, whether a player or a fan.

“We are thrilled to be part of this SoCal collaboration and to work with other creative and beach-inspired minds. Laguna Beach the customer is looking for understated luxury and high design details – casual, cool. THE PICKLE is exactly that,” says Lauren BrukschFounder of Fenix ​​Sportier.

Downloadable press images available here.

About Fenix ​​Sportier
Fenix ​​Sportier is a premium athletics brand of handcrafted women’s sports accessories, founded on the principle that sport and fashion should not be mutually exclusive. Born on the tennis court in 2018 by a veteran marketing executive and avid tennis player Lauren Bruksch, Fenix ​​Sportier offers European luxury and modern style through an assortment of game bags, perforated leather racquet bags, cosmetic bags, duffel bags, visors and other small leather goods for the unique needs of sophisticated sports enthusiasts. Each product exudes a distinctive character, combining craftsmanship, design and innovation from a woman-owned company. Fenix ​​Sportier is available at select retail stores, with the full collection available to purchase online at www.fenixsportier.com. Fenix ​​Sportier is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, Californiaand is proudly made in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.fenixsportier.com

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Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. said on Tuesday that its board had approved the raising of up to ₹2,195 crore through a preferential issue of shares and warrants to a subsidiary of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.

GIC will now invest ₹770 crore in equity and warrant subscription, followed by up to ₹1,425 crore in one or more tranches within 18 months of exercise of the warrants, the fashion retailer said in a swap folder. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

GIC will hold an approximate 7.5% stake in ABFRL after the investment. Aditya Birla Group will hold approximately 51.9% of the capital of the company after the closing of this transaction.

The fashion retailer says it plans to use this capital to accelerate its growth engine built around its current business as well as a rapidly evolving game in emerging high-growth business models.

“Over the past few years, ABFRL has built a strong presence in all important and attractive segments of the Indian fashion market through organic and inorganic actions. This injection of capital will enable us to accelerate the growth of this brand platform. strong and well-established retail formats in the fast-growing branded apparel market and solidify our position as one of the industry’s leading players,” said Ashish Dikshit, Managing Director of ABFRL.

“We look forward to benefiting from GIC’s extensive experience investing in companies globally and its long-term focus as we plan to expand our presence and significantly improve our digital game in years to come in order to benefit from rapidly changing consumer habits,” he adds.

Earlier this year, the retailer announced plans to implement an e-commerce platform. The newly incorporated entity aims to organically incubate and also acquire scalable direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands.

“The Indian apparel industry is poised for robust long-term growth owing to strong fundamentals of a large and growing middle class, favorable demographics, rising disposable incomes and aspiration for ABFRL has become one of the leading players in this market with its diverse portfolio of strong brands, wide distribution and established business model and is well positioned to capitalize on this opportunity,” said Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group.

The company recorded a consolidated net profit of ₹31.90 crore in the fourth quarter, compared to a net loss of ₹195.86 crore in the January-March quarter of the previous fiscal year. Its operating revenue increased by 25.32% to ₹2,282.83 crore for the quarter ended March, from ₹1,821.58 crore for the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year.

Aditya Birla Fashion claims to have a network of 3,468 exclusive stores, 6,515 department store outlets and 28,585 multi-brand outlets across India as of March 31, 2022.

The owner of the Pantaloons and Van Heusen brands has also ventured into the branded ethnic clothing business. He acquired a 51% stake in the ‘Masaba’ brand promoted by designer Masaba Gupta for ₹90 crore in January this year. In February 2021, she partnered with fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani and a month before, ABFRL announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in designer brand Sabyasachi. In 2019, the company acquired ethnic clothing and lifestyle retailer Jaypore for ₹110 crore.

“Branded apparel is a large and attractive market, and we believe ABFRL is well positioned with its best-in-class management team, strong brand portfolio and solid plan to capture the next phase of digital-driven growth. We We continue to be excited about India’s long-term prospects and keen to participate in ABFRL’s sustained structural growth driven by improving demographics,” says Pankaj Sood, Head of Direct Investments, India and Africa, GIC.

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Emma Raducanu retaliates to sink Linda Noskova at Roland-Garros | French Open 2022

Over the past 11 months, as she made her first trip to the WTA Tour, every time Emma Raducanu stepped onto a tennis court, she had to fight against her opponents’ greater experience as well as the quality of their games. Her sparse competitive record means that even opponents the same age as her have taken to the field much more mentally and physically prepared for the fight ahead.

But on a wet and rainy evening on the Simonne-Mathieu court, Raducanu faced a completely different scenario. For the first time in her career at the highest level, even on her Roland-Garros debut, she was both the oldest and most experienced player on the court.

As she faced a shot of precocity in 17-year-old Czech Linda Noskova, a debutant in Grand Slam qualifying just a week ago who immediately won three rounds to reach her first main draw, Raducanu dug deep to hold her back, recovering from a set and crumble to reach the second round in Paris with a 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-1 victory in two hours and 37 minutes.

“It was an absolute battle. I have to say Linda is playing amazing tennis and she really came out shooting,” Raducanu said. “As soon as I lowered my ball speed, she was all over me and killed me at the end of the first set.”

Despite breaking serve early in that opening set, Raducanu was too passive early on, opting to disrupt Noskova with hearty looping balls and extended points rather than imposing from inside the baseline.

Noskova, meanwhile, knew exactly what she wanted to do in the biggest moment of her young career so far: attacking. She took the ball boldly early with perfect timing, smothered all short balls and whenever an opportunity to take her favorite backhand down the line opened up, Noskova took it without a doubt. Both in style and daring, she was not so different from last year’s fearless Raducanu before the blessing and burden of being a Grand Slam champion.

As the first set progressed, Noskova’s confidence grew and it culminated in a stunning tiebreaker triumph. She continued to shine in the second set, breaking serve with a perfect return game to go ahead 4-3.

As the match reached its most crucial moments, Raducanu slowly began to move closer to the baseline, taking the ball early and responding to Noskova’s fire with some of his own. Under pressure from Raducanu for the first time, Noskova offered more errors. The gritty set ended with a touch of magic as Raducanu ripped it off with a soft dropshot winner.

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    With the momentum on his side and Noskova’s high-octane attack laced with much more frequent errors, Raducanu moved quickly through the third set and second round. Even though Raducanu was heavily favored to win, she showed her toughness in addition to her durability after so many recent ailments.

    “I knew if I had a really tough time in the second set it could get to him,” Raducanu said. “And I think in the third set I was definitely able to keep pushing. Eventually, I became more and more dominant. I was quite happy.

    “Physically, I think I was really good there. I lasted the whole three sets. I was really good. I also thought I was going to surpass her.

    After a day of rest, Raducanu will face world No. 47 Aliaksandra Sasnovich for a spot in the third round.

    Earlier on Monday, defending champion Barbora Krejcikova was knocked out in the first round by French teenager, Diane Parry, losing 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 after leading 2-0 in the second set.

    Krejcikova, the second seed, was playing her first game since February after suffering an elbow injury.

    “I think I just broke down physically, and it was difficult because I didn’t play the games,” Krejcikova said. “Usually games are different from training, and I tried to prepare as best I could. But yes, I collapsed.

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    Ted Baker chooses anonymous potential buyer as Sycamore pulls away

    Ted Baker picks off an anonymous potential buyer as Sycamore private equity drops plans to take over the fashion business

    • Ted Baker said he selected a ‘preferred counterparty’ for the sale process
    • Company moves to ‘confirmational due diligence’ which may take ‘several weeks’
    • Sycamore walked away after being pushed away three times by Ted Baker

    Ted Baker chose an anonymous potential buyer for his business after private equity firm Sycamore dropped plans to acquire the retailer.

    The British fashion brand said it will now move into a “confirmational due diligence” process with its “preferred counterpart” which could take up to “several weeks”.

    Ted Baker has received a slew of revised proposals from interested parties since he officially went on sale in April.

    Ted Baker picked out a potential buyer but said there was no certainty an offer would be made

    New York-based private equity firm Sycamore had expressed interest in buying Ted Baker last month, raising its offers several times before the sale process was officially launched, but has now pulled out.

    The company had offered £1.30 and £1.375 a share and made another offer at an undisclosed price, but Ted Baker chief executive Rachel Osborne argued a U-turn would value it significantly more than those offers.

    Ted Baker said there was no certainty an offer would be made, adding that further announcements would be made “as appropriate”.

    “The Ted Baker Board of Directors reserves the right to modify or terminate the process at any time and, in such cases, will make an appropriate announcement,” he added.

    Shares of Ted Baker rose 1.3% to 141p in morning trading on Monday. The stock is up 35% so far this year on redemption interest.

    Last month, Sky News reported that Reebok owner Authentic Brands Group was considering a bid.

    The US brand licensing group, led by billionaire Jamie Salter, has caused ripples this year with an investment in David Beckham’s brand.

    ABG failed in its bid to partner with JD Sports to buy Topshop last year.

    It has been reported that a top 20 investor said he would only accept an offer over £1.70, or £310m.

    The Mail on Sunday also reported last month that another major shareholder seemed happier to take the cash and rush in.

    Sources told the MoS that £1.50 would be enough to get a thumbs up.

    Ted Baker, which has nearly 400 stores mostly in Europe, the US and the UK, has been mired in scandals and devastated by Covid, issuing a series of profit warnings.

    It began a turnaround in 2020 and boosted its womenswear and reduced the number of discounted items.

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    Haute couture collaborations mark new chapter in Nike and Adidas rivalry | Fashion

    With odd timing, Nike and Adidas are launching their highly anticipated haute couture collaborations next month, with Jacquemus and Gucci respectively, marking a new chapter in the well-known rivalry between the sportswear giants.

    Also in the ring are Ellesse, who this month launched a collaboration with Emily Ratajkowski with Michael Kors; New Balance with cult fashion brand Aries, launched in March; and Fila, whose tie-up with London-based Serbian designer Roksanda Ilinčić is slated for August.

    Emily Ratajkowski in Ellesse’s collaboration with Michael Kors. Photo: provided

    Previously, the battleground for sports brands was about trainer launches and sports star endorsement deals, but as Julie Pont, creative director of the French fashion news agency, told Heuritech, it was difficult for brands to ensure the exclusivity of players.

    “For example, [the Argentine football player Lionel] Messi is personally sponsored by Adidas, but his team, Paris Saint-Germain, is sponsored by Nike. So maybe the new opportunity is to get out of this game and start a new competition in a different field.

    While the ties between sportswear and fashion aren’t new (with Nike partnering with Louis Vuitton, Balmain and Comme des Garçons, and Adidas with Stella McCartney, Raf Simons and Yohji Yamamoto), it feels different, Pont said. . “These fashion brands are very far from the sportswear industry: when you think of Jacquemus; it’s the south of France, it’s fashion shows in a field; it’s not related to sports.

    A statement from Roksanda described her upcoming collaboration with Fila – which includes puffy dresses and quilt coats – as “a coming together of two very different identities to create a new one that is both unexpected and authentic.”

    The logic behind these partnerships is to increase the trend of sports brands, while facilitating entry points into fashion for young customers.

    It is unlikely that we do much sport in these clothes. “You are not going to run in the [£900] Adidas X Gucci tank top,” said Emily Gordon-Smith, head of fashion at trend intelligence agency Stylus. “The pieces are practical, but they are not always designed for the activity. There is a strong streetwear vibe.

    “During the pandemic, sports brands have focused on performance and comfort,” she added. “Now is the time to inject a touch of high fashion into these everyday comfort pieces.”

    The Adidas X Gucci collection, which lands on June 7, made headlines last week when social media users in China complained that its £1,300 ‘umbrella’ was not waterproof.

    And who would dare to sweat in the pearl white cycling shorts of Nike X Jacquemus (which will be released on June 28 as part of a 15-piece collection)?

    The Adidas x Gucci Gazelle sneakers are predicted to be
    The Adidas x Gucci Gazelle sneakers are predicted to be “standout pieces of hypebeast”. Photography: Fabio Pianigiani/Supplied

    The collaborations result in “remarkable pieces of hypebeast,” she adds, predicting that the accessories – for example, the Gucci bucket hat and Gazelle sneakers, the Roksanda moon boots and the 1980s-style barrel bag, the Jacquemus X Nike Humara sneakers – will sell out first.

    While most people won’t line up for these collaborations, their presence is expected to influence the fashion landscape and elevate the aesthetics of athleisure (a market expected to grow at a rate of 8 .9% per year, reaching $662.56 billion by 2030).

    “It’s sportswear that goes back to the roots of the 1920s,” Pont said, “with everyday wear that lets you look stylish and comfortable. The lines between fashion and sportswear will become harder to distinguish.

    Gordon-Smith predicts that this new wave of collaborations will have a significant impact on the high street. “It wouldn’t surprise me to see elevated sporty looks at stores like Zara in June.”

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    Fashion designer inspired Blackwood students’ ‘trash-ion’ show

    PUPILS at a school in Blackwood have remade old clothes with the help of a fashion designer.

    Students from Libanus Primary School repurposed clothes they no longer wanted, then took to the catwalk, with a ‘trash-ion’ show to highlight the damaging effects the fast fashion industry can have on people. the environment.

    Her classmates were inspired by the Cardiff-based designer and founder of the Welsh clothing brand Sam Osbornewho visited during a fortnight of earth-related activities organized at the school to help mark World Earth Day.

    Students also read mother earth is crying by Claire Donald before working together to cut, sew, glue and embroider old clothes which were then worn by fifth and sixth graders during the “trash-ion” show.

    Libanus Primary School principal Lily Egan, 10, said:

    “We want people to think carefully about the clothes they buy and get the message across – buy less, reuse more, because the fewer items we buy, the less damage there will be to the environment.”

    Head Boy James Vacariuc, 11, added: “This Earth Fortnight has been a great experience and has taught us the massive impact that fast fashion has on our environment.

    “It was a great opportunity to develop my creativity, working with others to create a fashion show that uses only recycled materials and highlights how we can turn waste into fashion.”

    During his visit, Mr Osborne explained to the children why he created his ethical clothing line, Make-Land, to inspire them.

    South Wales Argus:

    Governor Carol Erasmus “really enjoyed” the fashion show and thanked everyone for their hard work.

    “The most important thing is that the message about saving our planet has been understood, and I am very proud to be the Governor of Libanus Primary,” said Ms. Erasmus.

    Headmaster Nicola Williams added: “It was a real joy to see the confident way our older students strutted down the catwalk in their trash-ion show.

    “Using recycled materials to create their runway clothes was inspirational.”

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    Deepika Padukone invests the Côte d’Azur during Cannes in two charming looks | fashion trends

    Cannes 2022: Deepika Padukone’s fashionable move to the Cannes Film Festival is far from over, and we’re not complaining about it. The actress, a jury member at the prestigious ongoing festival, posted photos and videos of herself dressed in several exquisite ensembles, and each look was equally stunning. The star recently hit the streets of Cannes for a photoshoot in an outfit that blends vintage fashion with modern elegance. She also did another shoot on old Hollywood glamour. We can’t pick a favorite, and you’ll surely love both of her looks too.

    On Sunday, Deepika posted photos from a photo shoot that showed her conquering the French Riviera with her jaw-dropping style. While a post showed the star in a quirky printed shirt and hot pink skirt, Deepika slipped into a smoldering black bodycon dress for the other images. The skirt and shirt look is signed Louis Vuitton. As for the black ensemble, Deepika wore it to shoot for Cartier. Scroll forward to see Deepika’s posts. (Also read: Cannes 2022: Deepika Padukone Gets Edgy In Mini-Jacket Dress For Vanity Fair X Louis Vuitton Dinner, See Photos)

    Deepika Padukone drops two charming new looks from Cannes. (Instagram)

    As for the first look, Deepika slipped into an oversized white button down shirt paired with a knee length skirt. The top is adorned with original patterns, wide collars and long cuffed sleeves. Deepika tucked it elegantly inside the hot pink skirt with an A-line silhouette and gold embellished buttons. A pair of black thigh-high heeled boots, a silver link bracelet and a mini handbag complete it.

    Deepika opted for minimal makeup and a messy bun with a few loose locks sculpting her face to stylize the ensemble. In the end, Deepika chose winged eyeliner, kohl-lined eyes, nude lipstick, flushed cheeks, and glowing skin for the glamorous choices.

    For the second look, Deepika opted for a black off-the-shoulder dress with a plunging neckline flaunting her cleavage, long sleeves, a floor-length hemline, a thigh-high slit and a bodycon silhouette that accentuated the star’s svelte figure. .

    Deepika teamed the black dress with a diamond necklace, matching earrings and a ring from Cartier. She topped it off with a messy low bun, bold red lips, glowing skin, blushed cheeks, radiant highlighter, subtle eye shadow, mascara on the lashes, and fashionable brows.

    What look of Deepika did you like the most?

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    Rihanna’s fortune: The fortune of the singer and new mother in 2022

    Jhe net worth of singer and actress Rihanna is one of the highest in the world of music and entertainment, having under its mattress a quantity of $1.7 billionthanks not only to her artistic career, but also to the success of her cosmetics line which in 2020 generated more than 550 million dollars.

    The Barbados-born singer-songwriter is the richest female artist in the world, not only one of the most popular, but also one of the most commercially successful of her career.

    Much of his net worth is attributed to the value of his Fenty beauty linea partnership with a luxury goods company Louis Vuitton (LVMH). The brand generates over $100 million in revenue.

    According to reports, Rihanna owns 50% of the partnership and the brand worth $2-3 billion. She also owns 30% of a lingerie brand called Wild X Fentywhich is currently worth around $1 billion.

    If that wasn’t enough, the singer has a Twitter and Instagram account with over 100 million followers.

    Who is Rihanna?

    Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados, and is of Afro-Barbadian, Afro-Guyanese, and Irish descent.

    She grew up in a complicated home environment due to her father’s alcoholism and crack addiction, turning to music for solace. After being discovered in Barbados by an American record producer Evan Rogershe takes her to the United States where she records demos, and signs with the production company of Rogers and Carl Sturken, Syndicated Rhythm Productions.

    After his demo was heard by rapper Sean Carter, also known as Jay Zwho was then CEO of Def Jam Records, Rihanna was asked to audition for him. She immediately signed a six-album recording contract in 2004 and the rest is history.

    Rihanna’s business plans

    Rihanna has managed to translate her fame into several successful ventures and businesses. In 2015, she signed a $25 million contract with Samsung to promote their Galaxy range of products. Other brands she has worked with include Secret Body Spray, MAC Cosmetics, Budweiser, Armani, Dior, Cover Girl, Gucci, Clinique and River Island.

    In 2014, she became creative director for the sports fashion brand Puma, overseeing the brand’s women’s line and launching sold-out apparel and footwear collaborations. She is also a co-owner of the music streaming service Tideas well as other celebrities such as Jay-Z, Madonna and Kanye West.

    In September 2017, Rihanna launched a makeup line called Fenty Beauty in partnership with luxury goods maker LVMH. Kendo Marks.

    The brand made $100 million in sales in its first two months. In 2018, the line generated $570 million. It’s conceivable that the total brand value is $2-3 billion based on a 7X revenue multiple. Rihanna would own 50% of the brand. At these valuation levels, Rihanna’s stake is worth between $1 and $1.5, pre-tax.

    Rihanna’s philanthropy

    Rihanna is one of the most philanthropic celebrities on the planet. In 2020, she donated $8 million to support a cure for coronavirus. Through her Clara Lionel Foundationshe has donated over $2 million to help victims of abuse in Los Angeles and $5 million to other charities.

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    How Rihanna’s Empowering Maternity Style Influenced My Modest Fashion Wardrobe

    Rihanna would have given birth. Although her pregnancy may be over, the way she dressed her bump will remain an inspiration to women around the world – and may even influence those who follow more modest fashion codes, including this writer.

    I am currently in the second trimester of my second pregnancy. As my belly grows, I look at my first pregnancy maternity wardrobe with fresh, uninspired eyes. It basically included a pair of black Lululemon leggings, two sizes up, oversized boyfriend shirts and tees purchased from the men’s store section, and a handful of bulky maxi dresses.

    To put it mildly, my old maternity wardrobe could be described as “effortlessly tomboyish” or “cottagecore chic.” In fact, I now think it was boring, baggy, unfestive, and unflattering.

    It was really in contrast to Rihanna’s wardrobe. The musician and entrepreneur wrapped her baby bump in strands of sequins, negligees, latex crop tops and, at times, little more than belly chains or layers of chunky necklaces. While Rihanna’s maternity style was bare, sexy, and far from what I’d ever wear due to my own modesty guidelines, her approach to celebrating her bump, rather than hiding it, nonetheless rubs off on me.

    So when I walked into Zara this week, I picked up a bodycon dress that gathers at the side that accentuates my bump while covering my shoulders and ankles. It hangs in festive hues of tangerine and lime, two shades that radiate positivity and optimism – feelings I hope to embody.

    Pregnancy is, after all, a stage of transformation filled with emotional ups and downs, not to mention an expanding body that can cause insecurities, frustrations, and adjustment challenges. Clothes that make you feel good while exuding confidence can lift your spirits instantly, helping you carry your pregnancy with positivity, pride and gratitude.

    Women who prefer not to show their skin can nonetheless take inspiration from Rihanna’s bold approach to maternity fashion, combining current style trends with whatever level of coverage they feel comfortable with.

    Wrap dresses, for example, can be a maternity and post-pregnancy staple, but why not opt ​​for one in a striking shade of Valentino pink or Bottega green, instead of over-the-top matron prints?

    One can also look beyond oversized cotton t-shirts for everyday wear. Tops and dresses made from pleated textures and ribbed jerseys are all over the high street, and these textiles provide shape and form. They also make a great base for layering – if a ribbed design is too tacky for you, throw an unbuttoned shirt or jacket over the top for extra coverage.

    Trendy nap dresses, on the other hand, are belted at the waist to give shape to the body, offering a happy marriage between comfort and style.

    With so much talk of the “Covid baby boom”, I hope retailers will be motivated to step up their maternity fashion marketing. The retail category is expected to reach $24.5 billion by 2025 according to MarketWatch, and thanks to the influence of Instagram culture and celebrities, brands are likely to become more trend-conscious when designing of their maternity clothes.

    Yet expectant mothers should also know that their wardrobe doesn’t need to be limited by the ‘maternity’ label – and they can easily wear clothes from a store’s usual range.

    This weekend, my plans include browsing the malls and my favorite online shopping sites for more fitted maternity t-shirts that show off my bump, rather than oversized menswear that makes me look bulkier. and more boxing.

    A sucker for a prairie dress, I’m looking for silhouettes with flattering empire waists a la Bridgerton, instead of shapeless bags. I’m finding ways to be both feminine and modest while embarking on this new chapter in my journey as a mother.

    So while our personal styles and aesthetics are miles apart, I can certainly thank Rihanna for showing me motherhood fashion in this new — and frankly empowering — light.

    Updated: May 21, 2022, 07:09

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    Fashion: The Big Block Theory! – Hindustan Times

    Color blocking simply means combining two or more color blocks in your set. Although the trend has returned, history suggests that it never really left. Dutch abstract painter Piet Mondrian’s color-blocking technique has always inspired fashion designers. In 1965, Yves Saint Laurent extended Mondrian’s work to his designs and created the iconic Mondrian collection, which included shift dresses applying Mondrian’s “neoplastic” rules of placing primary color blocks, black and shades of grey, and horizontal and vertical dividing lines.

    London in the 1960s celebrated Mary Quant’s color-block mini-dresses. The 1970s continued to incorporate color blocking solids with small colorful prints or polka dots, as neon color blocking was all the rage in

    the disco era of the 70s and 80s. Salman Khan’s color-block blazers in Hum Aapke Hai Koun are a good example of how it was used in the 90s in Bollywood.

    “New Age Indians are tech-savvy; so they can surf, understand and implement new fashion trends in their wardrobe. It’s a pleasure to see Gen Z and Millennials playing with contrasting, complementary or analogous hues to stylize their everyday looks that weren’t accepted before,” says fashion designer Nida Mahmood.

    Try the tetradic scheme

    Go beyond the usual suspects

    Use colors close to each other on the color wheel to make sure they blend well (Vidushi Gupta)

    Deciphering the trend

    Tetradic colors are two sets of complementary colors that face each other on the color wheel. For example, the Google, Microsoft, and eBay logos follow a tetradic pattern.

    It is a very rich and vibrant color palette, which helps the designs to stand out. Keep in mind that the vividness of the colors involved can cause them to overwhelm if not carefully balanced.

    Style to go

    The formula consists of mixing four colors to create an overall look, but leaving one dominant color.

    You don’t have to stick only to solid pieces when color blocking. It can also be layered over a printed knit or crochet blouse with shorts or can be paired with a pantsuit or plaid skirt. When layering a corset or shrug over your dress, choose one in a contrasting color, like Brandon Maxwell did for Spring 22. “There are warm, neutral, and cool tones in the color wheel. . You can start with a color of your choice and pair it with nearby colors on the color wheel to make sure the combination is safer and the colors blend well,” suggests designer Aaina Mahajan.

    A similar palette

    The company of three

    Using similar and analogous shades is easy on the eyes and looks quite classy; Bralette by Michael Kors (Collective India); Skirt by Karl Lagerfeld; (India Collective); Belt bag by Tiger Marrón; Coat by Two Point Two; Shoes by H&M (Vidushi Gupta)

    Deciphering the trend

    An analogous color scheme is defined as a grouping of at least three neighboring shades on the color wheel: blue-violet, violet, red-violet or yellow-green yellow, yellow-orange, etc. The colors of leaves and fall foliage, leaves and plants in a forest, the sky and the ocean follow this pattern.

    The safe bet is to follow Claude Monet’s color palette from the iconic Water Lilies series to stylize your look. It has all shades of greens, blues and purples with some red accents used for the flowers.

    Style to go

    Analogous colors have a natural flow because they share common properties. There is also a sense of harmony in this type of scheme since the colors are linked. Combine two to three neighboring colors with black or white as the highlight.

    “I believe color blocking using bold colors goes really well together if you really want to make a strong statement; however, a subtle way to do this is to use similar and analogous hues such as turquoise with blue or green or green-yellow with green. It’s nice to look at and it looks quite classy,” says designer Rahul Mishra.

    Team up with the Triad program

    This is a triangle that you will definitely love

    Color blocking used vertically creates an illusion of height. It can work wonders for short people; Zara pants and top; Jacket by Vidhi Wadhwani; Earrings by Amama; Belt bag by Tiger Marrón; Shoes by FILA (Vidushi Gupta)

    Deciphering the trend

    The triad colors are equidistant on the color wheel, forming a triangle.

    Abstract Expressionist, in his Color Field paintings, Mark Rothko used a combination of orange and purple, giving the impression of infinity.

    A warm orange with purple (think FedEx logo) with a hint of green completes the triangle, just like Gucci’s spring 2011 ready-to-wear collection.

    Style to go

    Color your ensemble purple with a complementary shade of orange, or take it easy by choosing one and accenting with the other. Choose one color for your clothes, then the other as a statement accessory; the coolest choices would be shoes, boots, or your bag.

    “Color blocking used vertically creates an illusion of height. If we use a long block for the top, it’s easy to create the illusion of height. It can work wonders for shorter people,” says designer Nida Mahmood, adding, “Also, it’s high time to explore the princess line with color blocking because it gives the illusion of a beautiful curve to the body.

    Classic chic & complementary

    These color combinations are usually bold, which is why many sports teams use them!

    Color blocking with contrasting shades is superb; Dress by Forever New; Cloak of Vidhi Wadhwani; Zara shoes (Vidushi Gupta)

    Deciphering the trend

    Complementary colors face each other on the color wheel. The two colors complement each other in contrast, allowing each to stand out.

    Vincent Van Gogh, in his masterpiece Le Café de nuit, used the power of complementary colors, red and green, to heighten the visual effect.

    Style to go

    Yes, this bold combination of red and green can be worn this season. All you need is the right attitude. Throwing a fringed shrug over any soft, flowy figure will give you the look you want.

    “Color blocking with contrasting shades looks great. Just complement it with white accessories and cool, icy makeup,” recommends celebrity stylist Isha Bhansali.

    Coupling of contrasts

    Too hot to handle

    The best part about mixing and matching different colors is that you can create a new look every time; Corset and pants by Cinnamon Stitch; Jacket by Vidhi Wadhwani; Bag of Tiger Marrón; H&M shoes; Earrings by Soulful by Percy Visaria (Vidushi Gupta)

    Deciphering the trend

    Hot pink is a brighter shade of pink, introduced by surreal fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who made it her signature color. The yellow and yellow-green of the color wheel complement the pink.

    Although Andy Warhol painted Marilyn Monroe in virtually every color combination, his “Pink Marilyn” screen print brought those fun pop colors into every fashionista’s wardrobe. The bright pink hue has appeared on the Spring/Summer 22 catwalks from Alexander McQueen to Dior to Versace, spilling over to pretty shelves for us to shop.

    Style to go

    Combine three to four fresh and vibrant shades from the Pop Art palette and use one or two colors to accentuate the look using a bold accessory like a handbag, pumps or jewelry.

    “The best part about mixing and matching different colors in a set is that you can create a whole new look every time. Each piece of clothing can have a longer lifespan because you reinvent each piece in the associating with something,” says Nida Mahmood.

    Try the kawaii of Harajuku street style

    Pastels are very present here

    The new generation is mature enough to mix colors to create statement looks; Dress and shorts by Two Point Two; Earrings by Soulful by Percy Visaria; Boots by Aldo (Vidushi Gupta)

    Deciphering the trend

    Kawaii (meaning “cute” in Japanese) is a Japanese street style that offsets bold designs with soft colors. They create an outfit base with creams, ballet pink, lavender, light green and baby blue and mix them with classic styles and pretty prints.

    Style to go

    Kawaii Harajuku style can be pulled off by layering prints or plaids with solid colors, clothes and accessories. You can use a printed top with solid color pants and an accessorized jacket with solid color belts or high boots.

    “Our youth share and consume experiences in real time. They explore different high fashion, couture and street styles to create their own style guide. I feel like the new generation is mature enough to mix colors to create bold looks,” says designer Pallavi Singhi.

    Take notes on Raza’s web

    The artist offers a lot of inspiration

    Any color-block look can be enhanced with the right accessories; Dress by House of Fett; Cloak by Soulful by Percy Visaria; Karl Lagerfeld bag (Collective India); Shoes by Melissa (Vidushi Gupta)

    Deciphering the trend

    Famous Indian artist SH Raza was an early expressionist and later abstract artist. His paintings show the beautiful use of shades like teal and turquoise with a hint of complementary rusty orange filled with geometric patterns.

    Style to go

    Aqua with just orange accents gives it a fresh and energetic look. This bold and dramatic color block is a runway favorite this season. A good example is designer Prabal Gurung’s color blocking of a teal shirt and orange overcoat in his Spring/Summer 22 collection. Accessorize the aqua A-line sheath with a rust orange bag and platforms for the perfect date.

    Designer Rahul Mishra says, “Any color-block look can be enhanced with the right accessories. One can start by adding jewelry to the look while keeping in mind that it only complements the outfit and does not overwhelm the wearer.

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    What will €770,000 buy in Latvia, Spain, France, Norway and Westmeath?

    IRELAND: HORSELEAP

    This substantial 389m² five-bedroom house sits on 1.6 acres of land about an hour’s drive from Dublin. With high-end finishes, such as solid oak doors and granite window sills, the property has an independent double garage of 120 m² and a BER of B2.
    Price €770,000
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    LATVIA: RIGA

    LATVIA: RIGA

    Located in the embassy belt, this four-bedroom apartment is in an elegant building dating back to 1886 designed by architect Karl Johann Felsko. The property, which has been completely renovated, extends over 234 m², has high ceilings and overlooks a courtyard.
    Price €797,640
    Agent sothebysrealty.com

    FRANCE: REMOULINS

    FRANCE: REMOULINS

    FRANCE: REMOULINS

    This house dates from 1870, has six bedrooms and extends over 240 m². With a terrace and courtyard, the property has a contemporary kitchen combined with lovely period details such as interior brick arches and antique marble tiled flooring.
    Price €785,000
    Agent immo-diffusion.fr

    SPAIN: MIJAS COSTA

    SPAIN: MIJAS COSTA

    SPAIN: MIJAS COSTA

    This five bedroom house is 3 km from the center of Fuengirola and 25 km from Malaga airport. It is spread over three floors, with guest accommodation in the basement. Built in 2005, the property was renovated in 2010.
    Price €769,000
    Agent spacemarbella.com

    NORWAY: OSLO

    NORWAY: OSLO

    NORWAY: OSLO

    This penthouse just next to St Hanshaugen Park, offers stunning views over the Oslo skyline, dates from 2012 and spans 89m², with another 12m² roof terrace. The property has high ceilings, oak flooring and a rear garden.
    Price Kr7.72m/€757,098
    Agent privatmegleren.no

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    Lady Amelia Windsor joins Mary Charteris at London launch party

    Beautiful flowering! Lady Amelia Windsor dons a floral suit and knitted top as she joins company DJ Mary Charteris at a party for fashion label Penelope Chilvers

    • Amelia Windsor, 26, attended a party at Penelope Chilvers’ London store this evening
    • Joined Lady Mary Charteris and Gemma Chilvers at a posh event in Mayfair
    • Bohemian style trouser suit with floral pattern and green sweater
    • She is the granddaughter of Edward the Duke of Kent, a first cousin of the Queen

    Lady Amelia Windsor showed off her bohemian chic style as she donned a floral trouser suit at a launch party in London tonight.

    The society beauty opted for the relaxed print suit paired with a green knit jumper as she attended a chic event at the Penelope Chilvers store in London.

    The 26-year-old royal was joined at the Mayfair event by Gemma Chilvers, who works as a fashion designer for the British fashion label, founded by her sister Jemma in 2004.

    The fashion house is a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge, who has worn the brand for years and recently donned a pair of the brand’s boots during an engagement in County Durham.

    Lady Amelia Windsor showed off her bohemian-chic style as she donned a floral trouser suit at a launch party in London this evening

    The 26-year-old royal was joined at the Mayfair event by Gemma Chilvers, who works as a <a class=fashion designer for the British fashion label, founded by her sister Jemma in 2004.” class=”blkBorder img-share” style=”max-width:100%” />

    The 26-year-old royal was joined at the Mayfair event by Gemma Chilvers, who works as a fashion designer for the British fashion label, founded by her sister Jemma in 2004.

    Model Lady Mary Charteris was also present at the event, wearing satin pink trousers paired with a loose button-up shirt.

    Model Lady Mary Charteris was also present at the event, wearing satin pink trousers paired with a loose button-up shirt.

    Amelia wore casual black trousers decorated with red and blue flowers paired with a matching jacket, which she wore open to reveal a green knit top.

    She teamed the look with a delicate gold necklace and donned fresh makeup while wearing her blonde tresses loose around her shoulders.

    Model Lady Mary Charteris was also present at the event, wearing satin pink trousers paired with a loose button-up shirt.

    The 35-year-old rocked a pale pink streak in her blonde locks, pairing the look with a pair of black floral boat shoes, before treating guests to a DJ set.

    Model Lady Mary Charteris treated guests at the chic London fashion launch to a DJ set

    Model Lady Mary Charteris treated guests at the chic London fashion launch to a DJ set

    The 35-year-old donned a pale pink streak in her blonde locks and teamed the look with a pair of black floral boat shoes

    The 35-year-old donned a pale pink streak in her blonde locks and teamed the look with a pair of black floral boat shoes

    Last month, Amelia, who signed to Storm Models, was unveiled as Tatler magazine’s latest cover star.

    The University of Edinburgh graduate is an editor for the publication and has previously appeared in the society’s Bible pages.

    In the past, she has also modeled for Dolce & Gabbana and designed her own line of accessories in collaboration with Penelope Chilvers.

    The socialite first rose to prominence at the Queen’s 90th birthday party in 2016 and has since been a regular at London Fashion Week and the British Fashion Awards.

    Amelia wore casual black trousers decorated with red and blue flowers paired with a matching jacket, which she wore open to reveal a green knit top

    Amelia wore casual black trousers decorated with red and blue flowers paired with a matching jacket, which she wore open to reveal a green knit top

    She is the daughter of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, and the granddaughter of Edward the Duke of Kent, the Queen’s first cousin.

    Amelia often wins accolades for her taste in fashion and regularly posts her style tips on her Instagram page, where she has nearly 100,000 followers.

    She has collaborated with luxury brands, including fine jewelry specialist Alice van Cal, while championing environmental causes such as the prevention of microplastic pollution.

    Explaining why Instagram is her favorite social media platform, Amelia said, “It allows everyone to be creative and imaginative.

    “I also love that we can share all the beautiful and meaningful things we see and hear in the world. I find it so inspiring and uplifting.

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    Apparel helps U.S. retail sales weather inflation

    Overall retail sales in April rose 0.9% seasonally adjusted from March and 8.2% year-over-year, according to data released by the US Census Bureau. That compares to increases of 1.4% month-over-month and 7.3% year-over-year in March.

    NRF’s retail sales calculation – which excludes car dealerships, gas stations and restaurants to focus on core retail – showed April was up 0.9% seasonally adjusted from March and up 6.4% unadjusted year over year. In March, sales rose 1% month over month and 3.9% year over year.

    NRF’s numbers rose 7.1% unadjusted year-over-year on a three-month rolling average in April.

    April sales rose in two-thirds of categories on a monthly and annual basis, with year-over-year gains led by online sales and clothing and grocery stores.

    Clothing and clothing accessories stores rose 0.8% month-over-month seasonally adjusted and 11.2% unadjusted year-over-year.

    Sporting goods stores were down 0.5% seasonally adjusted and 3.1% unadjusted year over year. Online and other non-store sales increased 2.1% month-over-month, seasonally adjusted, and 11.3% unadjusted, year-over-year.

    “April retail sales demonstrate consumers’ strength and willingness to spend despite persistent inflation, supply chain constraints, market volatility and global turmoil,” said the President and CEO. NRF executive Matthew Shay.

    “As consumers face higher prices, they are preserving their budget by buying smart. Retail businesses also face increased costs, such as higher energy bills and rent, as well as the cost of goods, transportation and wages. Despite already tight margins, retailers remain committed to their customers and doing everything they can to absorb these costs to keep products affordable. With the Federal Reserve already raising interest rates, the Biden administration and Congress have an opportunity to provide targeted relief to American households by lifting Chinese tariffs, passing legislation to fix the supply chain and addressing immigration reform to ease the tight labor market.

    NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz added: “The April retail sales data is encouraging as it shows consumers are accepting higher prices and remain resilient. Sales benefited from Easter/Passover spending and also from tax refunds, which were delayed by pandemic-related issues at the IRS, but which are also larger than usual. High gasoline prices, rising interest rates and price pressures across the board continue to be headwinds to spending, but wage and job gains offset that with a tailwind which should bode well for moderate but steady spending growth in the future.

    A difficult time for retail

    Neil Saunders, chief executive of GlobalData, notes that despite pressures from rising costs of living, consumers remained resilient in April and continued to spend at a healthy pace.

    “Total retail sales increased by 8.7% over the previous year. They were also up 68% and 34.3% over the same periods in 2020 and 2019, respectively. Such dramatic increases underscore the fact that the pandemic boom is not yet over, even if its impact is fading. Inflation, in the form of high prices, has contributed to increased spending, especially in areas like gasoline. With inflation removed from the mix, underlying volume growth is significantly lower and in some categories has turned negative. This suggests that the sharp increase in the cost of living has not been without consequences for consumers.

    Saunders adds that what is worrying is that the impact of inflation and the fallout on retail is not immediate; it builds over time.

    “Most households are still in the process of being able to cope with the price increases that have occurred so far. However, if inflation remains high for the rest of this year, the effects will become much more pronounced and we could see retail volumes deteriorate further. There are also worrying early signs that consumer confidence is starting to fade, with sales at major retailers like the automotive, home improvement and electronics chains seeing negative growth, and others like furniture practically stable over the previous year. With inflation present in all of these areas, this suggests that volumes are very negative. Of course, part of this is related to pandemic reduced demand and part is also a consequence of shortages due to supply chain issues. However, these factors do not explain all of the moderation which shows that consumer sentiment towards the economy is also weighing on purchasing decisions.

    But not all sectors are faring badly: “Clothing store sales were up 11.2% year-on-year, well above the prevailing inflation rate for the category. This appears to be largely due to consumers preparing their wardrobes for spring and summer, including the anticipation of travel and vacation. It’s also partly pent up demand from March, which was a bad month for apparel.

    Saunders concludes that based on the latest results, GlobalData maintains its view that we are entering more challenging times for retail.

    “However, we are also of the view that the landing appears to be relatively soft, at least in terms of demand. The biggest challenge for retailers will be balancing reduced volumes with their own higher costs. This means that the most of the pain will show up in retail margins and profitability rather than revenue.

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    Opera Singer and Fashion Designer Radmila Lolly Delights Miami Heat Fans With Custom-Designed Prom Dresses – CBS Miami

    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As an opera singer, Radmila Lolly is used to hitting the high notes with ease, but these days she’s scoring points for her court couture, wearing her own Miami Heat ballgowns custom-built for the playoffs.

    The dresses, made from 14 Miami Heat jerseys, recently caught the eye of many Heat fans.

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    Red was finished two years ago but COVID closed it.

    Radmila Lolly in her red jersey ballgown with matching jacket and gloves. (Source: David Alvarez)

    “I wore it for game one and game two,” Lolly said.

    “It was an instant hit and it went viral,” CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo said.

    “Yes, I was very surprised, but I was happy that it was very positive. People are so nice. If I can inspire even one person, that means everything,” he said. she stated.

    Radmila, who came to the United States 17 years ago, made a splash as a classically trained soprano. She mixes it up by singing pop and hip hop.

    She is a fashion designer with her brand called Eltara Casata, she wears a look today.

    “So you have multiple careers going on,” Petrillo said. “I call myself a storyteller and I feel like what we wear is our story and what we sing is our story,” she said.

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    Radmila Lolly sitting courtside in her red jersey ballgown. (Source: Instagram)

    Her history with the Miami Heat was love at first sight, she became a subscriber in 2019.

    “I fell in love from the first game. It was a pre-season game. I was like yeah, it’s like the music. You have a team that’s like an orchestra. You have string players, who are the wind instruments. For me, when everyone asks me who my favorite players are, it’s hard to answer, because it’s a team. You need each other,” she said. declared.

    Radmila actually performed the national anthem in January of this year during a Heat game.

    Radmila Lolly performing the national anthem at a Miami Heat game. (Source: YouTube)

    As she models her white home game dress for us, she says she won’t be making a second appearance on Tuesday night, which will be revealed later.

    But she’ll tell you that in the end, her Miami Heat will win.

    “I think, I think we’re definitely going to win and I think maybe it’s six games away. Six games. I was hoping for 4, but I’m going to give it 6,” she said.

    Radmila Lolly gives CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo a close up of her white jersey dress. (CBS4)

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    All eyes will be on the scoreboard for Tuesday’s big game, but for those watching the Eastern Conference Finals, the glamor is sure to come from those courtside seats.

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    Alyssa Shelasky needs a night out

    RHINEBECK, NY – Travel, food, parenting and sex writer Alyssa Shelasky recently experimented with a new medium: composing a “missed connection” on Craigslist.

    Earlier this year, she bought a weekend house near Rhinebeck, NY, with her partner, Sam Russell, and she tried to settle down, maybe even find a friend. “When we first moved here during the winter, I was a bit lost and disoriented,” she said. “I hate feeling like a tourist.”

    So she took her kids, Hazel, 6, and River, 2, to the farmer’s market. His experience was not really bucolic. “As I was driving away in our used Dodge minivan, a woman in a gleaming Mercedes was violently beeping me and fingering me for not moving fast enough,” she said.

    Ms Shelasky said she had a large community of girlfriends back home in New York, but not around Rhinebeck. “I think I have a very strong sense of myself,” she said. “I’m a mother, then a writer, then a girlfriend.” Being out of town with no one to talk about life with, “or to talk about sex, it’s kind of weird for me.”

    But then she met a British woman who was in a playground with her children. “She was funny, relaxed and self-deprecating,” Ms. Shelasky said. “It was very uplifting.” Ms Shelasky wanted to swap numbers but didn’t get the chance before her children ran out of steam. “We awkwardly said goodbye, and I left staring at her longingly as she looked at me.”

    So she posted the “Missed Connection”.

    She got two replies… from men looking for a different kind of connection. Not that it’s outside Ms. Shelasky’s comfort zone: For the past seven years, she’s been the Sex Diaries editor for New York magazine, and the kind of person who will freely admit: ” I breastfed both of my children and had sex with a bra on.

    On a recent mild Friday evening, a few days before the publication of his memoirs, “It Might Be Too Personal: and Other Intimate Storiesshe spent a rare night away from her family in the village of Rhinebeck.

    “I always try to give my kids a good time, and they need a lot of attention and they come first. I was never able to be myself in my new place,” he said. she said while browsing the home goods store House SFW, which sells antique French linens with lobsters embroidered on them and sets of cocktail glasses for $400.

    “When I marry a rich second husband – even though I’m anti-marriage – I will register here,” she said.

    “I can’t figure out here, if it’s ‘namaste’ and carob chips,” Ms Shelasky said as she crossed the street towards Samuel’s Sweet Shop.

    She wanted to buy candy necklaces for her daughter. “Hazel is the leader of a black market candy ring at school,” she said. “I’m like, you’re 6, that’s criminal. But I guess I’m an enabler because I keep buying him candy.

    The store is partly owned by actor Paul Rudd. “I have a framed picture of us in the house,” Ms. Shelasky said. She was taken at a gala where Mr Rudd was the celebrity host and she was attending about four months after having her daughter as a single mother by choice.

    “Everyone was like, ‘It’s going to be hard’ or ‘You’re never going to have a social life again.’ But I was there, dressed, ready and I had it together,” she said. “The picture is like, I’m here, I’m fine, I’m glowing.

    Ms. Shelasky, who wore a Zadig and Voltaire print camisole and Mother jeans, walked around Le Petit Bistro to sit at the bar for dinner. She ordered a dirty gin martini and said, “The only thing I like more than holding a martini is grudges.” A passing waiter told her how beautiful she was. “Sometimes I get so sick of talking about love and sex, and I want to write a style book about what you like.”

    She listed what she liked after ordering steak fries, medium. “Freda Salvador shoes, La Colombe coffee. Well done, not E!. Charlotte Tilbury eyeliner in emerald green. Those Jonathan Adler ceramics that say things like “Quaaludes.” And I hate mayonnaise with a passion.

    In her book, she writes candidly about love and parenthood, but also about sexual harassment, trying to get a script made in Hollywood and her decision to have a child alone at age 37 using a sperm donor.

    “You have control over your finances, your style, your dating. …” But conceiving a baby alone? “You can’t do it. You feel so hopeless and so trapped in your own life. want is some hope that it is possible. Now that she has done it successfully, she will tell aging single women she just met that she can help them get pregnant by them themselves.

    “I dated online while I was pregnant. I would say, ‘By the way, I’m a bit pregnant,'” she said. “I dated early in my pregnancy and also while I was showing. I loved having huge porn star tits.

    Reactions were mixed. “Some guys were like, ‘I love it, it’s not for me, but you rock.’ A guy was a star on one of my favorite TV shows at the time, it was like, ‘How dare you’,” she said. “He wasn’t worth another second of my weather.”

    She stopped dating when she was six or seven months old, “when I got uncomfortable and tired and wanted to order Thai food and watch ‘Friday Night Lights’.”

    When Hazel was a baby, Ms Shelasky decided to return to online dating, saying in her profile that she was “a single mother in a very simple situation”. She met Mr. Russell, who legally adopted Hazel and is River’s father. “I have a negative interest in being married and yet I want to be with him forever,” she said. “I guess I have traditional values ​​that I can’t fight.”

    She still has no contact with this British woman from the playground. Not that she’s desperate for company right now. “The Friends Shop is open, but by appointment only,” she said with a laugh. “I’m a very independent person and I need a lot of space, so the rare times I’m not with my kids, do I want to be with a mum friend or do I want to be only ?” she says. “Alone time is the greatest luxury when you’re a parent.”

    She called an Uber on her phone. Her nightly routine is to take a hot bath, take a candy to sleep, and walk naked from the tub straight to bed. But it was a little more difficult in the country. “I know nothing will happen to me, but I am a writer with a wild imagination.”

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    Snapchat co-founder pays off college debt for LA grads

    Yaritza Velazquez-Medina took a major turn in her career when she decided to quit her job as a crisis counselor in 2018 to pursue her artistic passions. She enrolled at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles to become a graphic designer — even though she racked up around $70,000 in college debt to do so.

    But after crossing the stage on Sunday to receive her diploma during the opening ceremonies, she and 284 other graduates from the Class of 2022 received startling news: their college debt would be fully repaid thanks to the largest donation in the century-old history of school through Snapchat. co-founder Evan Spiegel and his wife, Miranda Kerr, founder of beauty company Kora.

    Charles Hirschhorn, chairman of Otis, made the announcement during the opening ceremony at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, prompting gasps and cheers from the audience. Some graduates hugged, cried and jumped for joy.

    “I’m speechless,” Velazquez-Medina said, tears streaming from her eyes.

    Spiegel – whose creation of the popular instant messaging app with two former Stanford University classmates made him the world’s youngest billionaire in 2015 – took summer school at Otis in high school.

    “It changed my life and made me feel at home,” Spiegel told the promotion. “I felt pushed and challenged growing up surrounded by super talented artists and designers, and we were all in this together.”

    Spiegel and Kerr are the founders of the Spiegel Family Fund. They said in a statement that the college is “an extraordinary institution that encourages young creatives to find their artistic voice and thrive in a variety of industries and careers.

    “It is a privilege for our family to give back and support the Class of 2022, and we hope this gift will empower the graduates to pursue their passions, contribute to the world, and inspire humanity for years to come. “

    The donation comes as student loan debt has soared in recent decades, due to rising costs of college education and dwindling public funding to cover them. More than 43 million Americans owe the federal government $1.6 trillion — an average of $37,000 per person — which is the largest share of consumer debt in the United States after mortgages.

    In California alone, 3.8 million residents owe $141.8 billion, the largest share of any state. Those who struggle the most with crippling debt are disproportionately low-income and underrepresented minority students and the first members of their families to attend college.

    The financial burden hurts mental health, delays marriages, prevents homeownership and discourages new businesses, researchers have found. Widespread effects intensify pressure on Biden administration to craft student debt relief plan; one proposal under consideration is the federal cancellation of at least $10,000 of debt for people earning less than $125,000 a year.

    The crisis has also prompted some donors to pay off student loan debt. In 2019, billionaire Robert Smith made national headlines when he announced he would cover the loan debt of the entire Morehouse College class by donating $34 million to the historically men’s school. black from Atlanta.

    Hirschhorn did not reveal the size of the Spiegel family donation, but said it exceeded the college’s previous largest donation of $10 million. Spiegel and Kerr offered their historic gift after Hirschhorn told them the college wanted to award the couple honorary degrees and invited them this year as rookie speakers. The couple was not available for an interview.

    “My reaction was euphoria,” Hirschhorn said. “Student debt weighs heavily on our diverse and talented graduates. We hope this donation will bring them much-needed relief and allow them to pursue their aspirations and careers, further this generosity, and become the next leaders of our community.

    The private, nonprofit college, established in 1918 as the first professional art school in Los Angeles, educates about 1,200 students – 77% identifying as non-white and 30% as the first in their families to attend the ‘university. Diversity enriches the school’s creative output, with student creations featuring Black, Japanese, Persian, Mexican American and other cultural inspirations.

    Annual tuition is $49,110 for 2022-23, and 92% of students receive financial aid. The median total federal debt after graduation is $27,000, according to the US Department of Education.

    Hirschhorn said 90% of graduates find employment in their field of study within six months of graduation and earn an average entry salary of around $50,000. The college offers programs in communication arts, digital media, environmental design, fashion design, fine arts, product design, and toy design. According to its annual report on California’s creative economy, the sectors directly employed nearly 1.4 million people and produced $687 billion in gross regional product in 2020, nearly a quarter of California’s output. State.

    Farhan Fallahifiroozi graduate couldn’t believe the news on Sunday that his student debt had been paid off.

    “All that, really? he asked, still trying to absorb the shock.

    Fallahifiroozi emigrated with his family from Iran in 2015 to find better opportunities that he said were not available to them as members of the Baha’i minority. They landed in Texas, where he discovered a passion for fashion design in high school and took out over $60,000 in student loans to fund his four-year program at Otis.

    The family flew in for his graduation. “My mother was crying,” he said. “They were so worried about me.”

    “I had so much debt. If it’s all really gone, it gives me so much head start.

    Even without the gift, he said the investment was worth it. He found rigorous academic programs, caring mentors and industry connections – an internship at Abercrombie and Fitch, for example, and work on school projects with mentor Trish Summerville, the costume designer known for her Hollywood work on “Mank”, “The Hunger Games: Catching”. Fire” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. He accepted a job offer in his main area of ​​interest, bridal design.

    For Velazquez-Medina, the Spiegel family’s donation is a lifeline. Her $70,000 student loan debt isn’t something her working-class parents, who emigrated from Mexico, could help pay off, but she saw it as a worthwhile investment for herself and her passion for giving a creative voice to marginalized communities through design. Her school projects include a visual book on Spanglish and creative women. She lined up a paid internship with the libertine fashion brand in Hollywood.

    “I’m so grateful and so happy,” she said of the gift. She and her friends talked about what the future holds.

    “For many of us, because of the pandemic, it’s hard to find a job,” she said. “It’s such a relief. It’s a weight on your shoulders.

    Hope Mackey, who grew up in Las Vegas, always loved art – “I was that person who doodled in notebooks during math class,” they said. Mackey fell in love with Otis after visiting the school’s toy design floor during a college tour of California, but was nervous about the financial prospects of a career in the field, especially with the debt five-figure student loan amount needed to complete the program.

    “I immediately burst into tears,” Mackey said upon hearing the news on Sunday. “It’s crazy. I can’t believe this is actually happening.

    Now free of student debt, Mackey is excited to start a job at Mattel Inc. The graduate, who identifies as queer/trans, will work in the Barbie family division and dreams of developing non-binary dolls.

    “I want every child to feel represented,” Mackey said.

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    AMVCA 22: Nana Akua Addo and Juliet Ibrahim shine with beauty and style in magnificent ensembles

    • Fashion star Nana Akua Addo and star actress Juliet Ibrahim represented Ghana at the 2022 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA)
    • The prestigious event took place at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Nigeria on Saturday, May 14
    • The two entertainment personalities delivered stunning fashion calls decked out in gorgeous ensembles for the occasion

    Fashion icon Nana Akua Addo and star actress Juliet Ibrahim showed up in style at the eight African Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA22) held on Saturday, May 14.

    The couple lit up their social media accounts with stunning photos adorned with the jaw-dropping ensembles they wore at the 2022 edition of the event, which took place at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Nigeria.

    Fashion impresario Nana Akua Addo showcased the art and culture of Japan, known as Geisha.

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    ”The Japanese word GEISHA literally means “ART PERSON”. I embody art in its fullness, its elements of expression, its colors, its beauty, its grace and its discipline,” she said on Instagram.

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    “I am so honored to wear the Japanese Geisha, an embodiment of femininity, unique beauty, grace and mystery,” she added.

    For her part, Juliet Ibrahim dripped in an outfit signed Lakimmy Fashion. The gorgeous dress was accompanied by a veil, as seen in the many portraits on her Instagram page.

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    Well-deserved: Reactions as Osas Ighodaro wins ‘Best Dressed’ award at AMVCA

    Saturday evening May 14, Osas Ighodaro returned home smiling after her victory at the Africa Movie Viewers’ Choice Awards.

    Among the stars who brought their fashion A game to the red carpet event was the curvaceous mother.

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    Standing in a gorgeous dazzling dress, the talented actress showed off her beautiful figure and it was really fashionable.

    The dress that saw the popular movie star scoop the coveted best dress award featured a sheer corset bodice and sleeves with a sheer skirt and ruffled train.

    The award-winning outfit was made by renowned stylist and designer Veekee James. Osas also took to social media to show her appreciation. Fans took to the comments section to react to the news.

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    With Gohar World Tabletop, sisters Laila and Nadia Gohar combine humor and tradition

    Laila Gohar has spent her days creating a dream world of delicious food. Devoted admirers flock to her visually captivating Instagram feed to catch a glimpse of the brilliant way she shapes butter, braids cheese and deliciously dusts delicate berries with icing sugar and yearns to attend the affairs where these artistic meals are served. . Gohar uses food as both an artistic medium and a communication tool, creating unique experiences around the world for friends and luxury brands like Simone Rocha, Comme des Garçons and Tiffany & Co. Now, with his sister, artist Nadia Gohar, the New York designer by-way-of-Egypt launched Gohar World, a beautiful new way to build your own universe at the dining room table, one object at a time.

    Encompassing whimsical tableware that embraces craftsmanship, time, tradition and humour, the brand was “born out of our love of entertaining and bringing people together,” says Laila, who conceived the idea with her sister during global lockdowns related to COVID-19 in 2020. Then, designing pieces in New York for future dinner parties felt like “kind of a fantasy, a way of getting away from it all.”

    The Gohar World collection, handcrafted by artisans from several continents, includes a mother-of-pearl butter knife, an egg candelabrum and a clever baguette bag adorned with black satin bows. The designs are approached as future heirlooms, and many have a family feel. The sheets, for example, come from Egypt and are sewn in the Cairo workshop of Laila and Nadia’s great-aunt. Their grandmother, Nabila, a retired fashion designer in Egypt, “insisted on hand-sewing the knots of the baguette bags herself because she couldn’t find anyone else who could do it just like us. we wanted to,” explains Laila. “She then sent us a giant suitcase full of satin bows. We didn’t even know she was doing it. It was so sweet to receive.

    The collaboration was of the utmost importance for the creation of Gohar World, whose slogan is “design for the table, where as much attention is paid to the dressing of the table as to oneself”. The brand marks the first time Laila and Nadia have worked together officially, and the former says she was continually impressed with her sister during the experience.

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    “Because she’s a painter, she likes to dream like me, but she’s also very meticulous,” Laila says of Nadia. “She oversaw much of the production process and worked with the workshops that make our designs. She’s an incredibly hard worker, it was amazing to watch her.

    Tradition is of paramount importance to Gohar World designs and intentionality is a prerequisite. Their products celebrate customs that are on the verge of extinction, showcasing the art of mouth-blown glass, needlework and hand-dipped candles. On the brand’s Instagram page, a fascinating video captures of one of their makers masterfully crafting a piece of lace.

    “I prefer intricate and maximum pieces to sleek and minimal pieces,” says Laila. “The candy, fruit and veggie hats are two of my favorite pieces from the collection for this reason. Besides lace, I’m really fascinated by needlework. There is a towel in the collection that uses a stitch called up to date [openwork] it’s not used very frequently but it’s so beautiful. I’m glad we were able to include it and bring it back.

    In the philosophy of Gohar World, “no object or piece of furniture has had as much meaning for the family and the community as the dining table”. With their surreal tableware, the Gohar sisters seek to revive one of humanity’s oldest traditions, communal eating, while creating new rituals. The simple act of hospitality resonates more than ever, and Gohar World has elegantly reinvented the way we break bread.

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    The Bachelor Australia 2022: Inside the new Gold Coast mansion

    Inside The Bachelor mansion: Channel 10 dating show goes from a ‘French castle’ in western Sydney to a $2.8million resort-style home on the Gold Coast

    The Bachelor producers have reportedly secured a $2.8 million Gold Coast waterfront property for the upcoming season.

    The new suitor – reportedly Thomas Malucelli – will hand out roses at a five-bedroom house in Helensvale, just 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise.

    According to property records, the luxury mansion has a resort-style pool, movie theater, and three bathrooms.

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    Inside the new Bachelor mansion: Channel 10 dating show is said to have moved from Dural to Sydney to a $2.8million mansion on the Gold Coast (pictured)

    The house also has a long driveway lined with bushes leading to the entrance.

    As soon as they enter, competitors will be greeted by a sumptuous hall, as well as a magnificent lounge with a fireplace.

    The property also has an indoor pool and spa area, reports so dramatic.

    Poolside dates: According to property records, the luxury mansion has a resort-style pool (pictured), cinema room and three bathrooms

    Poolside dates: According to property records, the luxury mansion has a resort-style pool (pictured), cinema room and three bathrooms

    Miss Havisham's loft?  Photos on realestate.com.au reveal one room is decorated with creepy Victorian dolls and a vintage rocking chair

    Miss Havisham’s loft? Photos on realestate.com.au reveal one room is decorated with creepy Victorian dolls and a vintage rocking chair

    It also includes a spacious lounge and dining area with a wet bar and marble worktops.

    Pictures on real estate.com.au reveal that a room is decorated with creepy Victorian dolls and a vintage rocking chair.

    The estate’s grounds are perfect for group get-togethers, meaning cast and crew won’t need to travel far beyond the mansion.

    Downgrade: The mansion is a downgrade of the $6.3million 'French castle' in Dural, western Sydney, used for Jimmy Nicholson's season

    Downgrade: The mansion is a downgrade of the $6.3million ‘French castle’ in Dural, western Sydney, used for Jimmy Nicholson’s season

    The property went on sale in April 2021 and has since been listed for rent on Airbnb.

    The mansion is a downgrade of the $6.3million ‘French castle’ in Dural, Sydney’s west used for Jimmy Nicholson’s season.

    Prior to Dural, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette were filmed at a $2.3 million property in Oxford Falls, Sydney’s north.

    Coming soon: The Bachelor began filming its tenth season on Monday, with Osher Günsberg (pictured) returning as host

    Coming soon: The Bachelor began filming its tenth season on Monday, with Osher Günsberg (pictured) returning as host

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    Fashion designer mum responds to claims she turned her baby into a ‘thug’

    A mum who was slammed for covering her baby in temporary tattoos has hit back at those who called her a ‘bad mum’.

    Shamekia Morris from Florida, US, said the backlash against her applying for transfers to her son Treylin when he was six months old “has been horrendous”.

    The fashion designer had posted photos of her baby on social media along with images of his new tattoos, where she said she loved the eye-catching effect the temporary transfers had on him.

    Unfortunately, not everyone has been a fan of her decisions, and many people have tuned in to accuse her of being a bad mother.

    Internet critics accused Morris of “raising him in prison” and told him that his son would “be shot in the streets” if he spent his life covered in tattoos.

    Addressing the love does not judge show, Morris opened up about the abuse she suffered and urged those who accused her of turning her baby into a “thug” to be more understanding.

    She said: “The backlash has been awful. It hurts me because I know I’m not a bad mother and people call me all kinds of names. It’s crazy.

    “If you judge someone on a 30-second video on social media, that’s your business, but what you say or think about someone won’t determine who they will be in the future.

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    “To the people who judge me, I don’t care because it’s a lifestyle that we enjoy.”

    Morris’ family were among those who initially opposed the decision as they were against the tattoos, but have since come to support her when they saw “it turned out to be a positive thing”.

    She is grateful for her family’s support and tries not to take the abuse to heart as she and her son appreciate that he has temporary tattoos, which she says “the kids really love”.

    Also, the tattoos are just transfers that fade over time, so it’s not like they were a regular part of his life until he was old enough to decide what he wanted. wanna.

    The family hopes a positive impact on social media will help give baby Treylin a brighter future, with his mother providing regular Instagram updates on her son’s fashions and his TikTok account amassing over 300,000 followers.

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    Queen Letizia: an expert shares what to do when faced with a “mortifying” situation

    Letizia, Queen of Spain, attended a reception in Mérida, Spain, earlier this month wearing the exact same dress as law professor Inmaculada Vivas Tesón, who was presented with an award by the Queen. Priced at £59.99, the dress was a black and white number from Mango and sold out less than a week after Letizia and Inmaculada were seen wearing it.

    But what did the two women do when they realized their fashion misadventure?

    They smiled, laughed and hugged – in short, they refused to treat it like a fashion incident.

    Personal stylist and fashion expert Miranda Holder agreed that shedding light on the situation is the best reaction one can have in cases like these.

    She then gave further advice, saying: “Wearing the same outfit as someone else in a gathering feels like the ultimate sartorial faux pas.

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    “If we don’t feel overconfident anyway, it can sometimes trigger feelings of negative self-comparison, but sometimes it just can’t be avoided.

    “If this happens, I advise my clients to take a few moments to collect themselves and center themselves – if necessary, go to the bathroom and repeat some self-love or confidence affirmations in the mirror.

    “Then go up to the other person and give them a sincere compliment on how good they taste and how fabulous they look.”

    Miranda stressed that “it will instantly break any tension and lighten the mood.”

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    “If you feel the need, make a joke out of it and take some pictures,” she added.

    “Having a little laugh will help you relax – and you never know, you might just have met a new close friend. Or at least a kind soul mate in terms of style.”

    But what if the circumstance makes it hard to laugh and take pictures with the other person?

    Unlike Letizia, Sarah, 29, from London, felt like she couldn’t even talk to the other woman wearing the same dress as her when she attended a party last summer.

    She said: “I showed up to a work party for my new boyfriend in the same dress as her ex – she worked for the same company.

    “It was also a bold glitter number, so no hiding. Mortifying.”

    Sarah explained that the dress was “by Reiss and was kind of a blue, sequined, floor-length dress with a thigh-high slit.”

    “I definitely tried to avoid her because there were still bad feelings about her being his ex,” she recalled.

    “Luckily there were enough people that it wasn’t too awkward, but people commented anyway.”

    But Sarah stressed that the comments were “definitely mild”.

    “It was pretty funny looking back,” she said.

    “They were kind of saying my boyfriend clearly had good taste in women.”

    However, Sarah and Queen Letizia aren’t the only ones who have experienced this – many people have been there.

    With both beautiful and affordable clothing available at the push of a button, it’s unavoidable.

    Even actor Jared Leto and Gucci designer Alessandro Michele showed up in the same suit at the Met Gala earlier this month.

    Their reaction to the situation? To take multiple photos with each other.

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    Meet Angela Kelly: All About Queen Elizabeth’s Best Friend

    Today we are going to tell you about the person responsible for Queen Elizabeth’s amazing outfits. The name of her clothing designer and best friend is Angela Kelly. Keep reading to get an in-depth look at the life of Angela Kelly.

    The Queen has moved her best friend Angela to Windsor Castle

    Queen Elizabeth’s closest friend and clothing designer, Angela Kelly, has moved into Windsor Castle as Her Majesty has recently faced some mobility issues. Queen Elizabeth and Angela have been friends for 28 years. From now on, Kelly will be staying in a private suite next to the Queen’s private quarters.

    According to reports from The sun, The queen has trouble walking and she refuses to use the wheelchair at home. The first time Angela moved in with the Queen was during the Covid lockdown as part of the HMS Bubble team and helped Her Majesty with daily care.

    Close sources spilled the wick on Kelly’s accommodation and told the outlet: ‘She lives there now. She moved in. ” According to The sunAngela would have a 42-inch TV in her bedroom.

    Here’s everything you need to know about Angela Kelly

    For those of you who don’t know, Mary Angela Kelly is a British fashion designer, dressmaker and milliner. She was born on November 4, 1957 in Liverpool to a crane operator and a nurse.

    According to Express United Kingdom, Kelly was raised in public housing and reportedly never lost her Scouse accent. Unlike many others in Queen Elizabeth’s life, Kelly came from humble beginnings.

    Angela started working for the Queen after she was interviewed at Windsor Castle in 1994. She is in charge of the Queen’s clothing, jewelry and regalia. She has been personal assistant and principal hairstylist to Queen Elizabeth II since 2001.

    Kelly does some proper research on the royal places the Queen is to visit. She goes through the meaning of the different colors, to create good outfits for the monarch. Angela is also the author of Dressing the Queen: Jubilee Wardrobe and The other side of the coin: the queen, the chest of drawers and the wardrobe.

    Kelly does a little more than just dress the Queen

    According to United Kingdom Telegraph, Kelly hasn’t been solely responsible for dressing the Queen for some time now. Her official title is Personal Assistant, Advisor and Curator to Her Majesty The Queen.

    Angela does her job like a pro. Her lengthy job description testifies to the Queen’s growing reliance on her to manage her day-to-day life, but it also marks the appointment of the royal’s first-ever personal assistant.

    In an interview with the publication, Angela said: ‘I just want things to go well for the Queen – to make her life easier because she’s so busy. My job is to make sure that when the queen meets people, she looks good.

    Do you like Queen Elizabeth outfits? Please let us know in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for more updates from the world of showbiz.

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    Metaverse Fashion and the Future – WWD

    Mishi McDuff has turned luxury metaverse fashion into a thriving business. And it all started with needing something to wear to meet her husband now… in the metaverse.

    It was Second Life (an online game), to be exact, that spawned Blueberry Entertainment – ​​which has sold over 20 million units of virtual clothing since its launch in 2012, recently released heels of a partnership with designer Jonathan Simkhai for Fashion Week, and Friday launched a collaboration to do a “high-caliber fashion drop on Roblox” in partnership with the Broadway show “Dear Evan Hansen.” A virtual version of the iconic blue striped polo shirt will be available for sale on the popular online platform and the physical garments will be rolled out at Bloomingdale’s.

    Before founding Blueberry, which she leads as CEO, McDuff, now 32, suffered from an IRL scenario that many can relate to: outfit envy. Even though she was at a virtual concert in Second Life.

    “I really felt out of place because my avatar was a new starter avatar and everyone looked fantastic. There were fairies, there were models, and I was in my costume. basic departure,” she said. A virtually tattooed avatar caught her eye, she snuck into her DMs first, and they spent the rest of the night talking. “I was determined to make my avatar look cute the next time I see it. I already had some knowledge of Photoshop and 3D software, so I literally stayed up until morning making myself a cute dress and would like to report that it worked – this guy is now my husband.

    The dress – pink with polka dots – also caught the eye of others at the upcoming concert, with attendees asking if they could buy it.

    “That’s when I realized, OK, there’s an opportunity here,” she said. “Self-expression in any social setting is just as important as your self-expression in real life, because it’s always the real connections you make or the little crushes you have or the friends you hang around. It’s the same motivation behind it.

    Blueberry earned $60,000 selling virtual clothing in its first year ten years ago and two years later that figure had grown to over $1 million – and that was then.

    Now, McDuff is taking on projects like linking up with Simkhai to turn pieces from its fall 2022 collection into virtual versions for avatars to wear. And after launching its digital wearables on Second Life, Roblox, and iChat, Blueberry is planning an AR wearables release with Snapchat to bridge the gap between those who play video games and those who don’t, but may still want expressions. virtual images of themselves for Snapchat, TikTok or Instagram.

    Here, WWD brings its “10 Questions With” interview series to McDuff to find out what her decidedly more stylish avatar is wearing now, what fashion still needs to figure out about metaverse fashion, and who could be the world’s next “Chanel.” virtual.

    1. So tell us, what is your avatar wearing right now?

    Mishi McDuff: She’s wearing ripped jeans and she’s wearing a button-up top, kind of like business casual. And then I have almost exactly the same hair I did for my avatar trying to replicate my real life but… skinnier. You can be anything in the metaverse.

    But I want to say something about it that’s really cool. One of my top selling items is actually a collaboration I did with another designer, which is Stretch Marks. The fact that something we can be so insecure about in real life can be so celebrated – that people feel so comfortable expressing themselves and using it almost as a way to feel at home. comfortable with their body is actually very powerful. Now, I’m not a psychologist, but it’s empowering as a woman to see other women embrace those things that are described as a flaw and really make it part of their self-expression, even in the metaverse.

    2. What would your fashion industry look like in the fantasy metaverse? (What would be different? What would be better?)

    MM: I think the only thing I would really focus on would be making the high fashion experience accessible to a wider audience. I am Turkish, I was born and raised in Turkey and I am passionate about fashion. Someone like me may never have seen a New York Fashion Week show, but I can see it in the metaverse. I would love more inclusive fashion events in the metaverse and making pricing accessible. So maybe a Balenciaga bag is out of reach for the price, but a virtual Balenciaga item is within reach. And you still get that same satisfaction, you still show it to your friends. It’s always being part of the creators and the brands, a feeling of belonging, if that makes sense.

    I would certainly create an experience for fashion where it’s still high-end, it’s still just as well thought out and produced, but it’s accessible to everyone.

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    McDuff and Blueberry Entertainment hosted a Metaverse Fashion Week in collaboration with designer Jonathan Simkhai.
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    3. What was Jonathan Simkhai’s experience like? And what does this partnership, and Metaverse Fashion Weeks more broadly, mean for fashion?

    MM: I mean, we’re all still learning how the fusion of real fashion and digital fashion works. It was such an amazing experience. First of all, Jonathan Simkhai was the easiest person to work with and he’s obviously incredibly talented and I learned a lot about how a real designer looks at how something fits, even on an avatar. And sometimes the little details that we add are actually a representation of something wrong, like how it’s falling. It was an amazing crash course in itself and I learned a lot. And hopefully I was able to give it the same input on how digital native players appreciate that worn-in look, that extra realism that it adds.

    4. Can you tell us more about the “Dear Evan Hansen” collaboration?

    MM: We’re teaming up with the Tony Award-winning Broadway show to do a high-caliber fashion drop on Roblox… It’s for such a good cause, too. We donate all proceeds to the charity Child Mind [Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders], 100% of the profits go there. And what’s cool is that physical merchandise will be carried by every Bloomingdale’s location, and we’re responsible for digital distribution and I’m thrilled about that.

    Blueberry Entertainment dropped a "Dear Evan Hansen" Polo in Roblox

    Blueberry Entertainment released a “Dear Evan Hansen” polo shirt in Roblox and the IRL version at Bloomingdale’s.
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    5. How do you explain the metaverse and what you do to elders in your family?

    MM: You should have seen their faces when 10 years ago I said, “I quit my job at Sony because I make virtual clothes. And that’s exactly how I describe it: we make wearables for avatars.

    My family was, after their first “what are you doing?” reaction, they were actually very supportive; they thought it was cool.

    6. What do you think the fashion industry still doesn’t understand about the metaverse?

    MM: Fashion in the metaverse, where there are so many digital designers, trends move very fast. It’s as if a week in the metaverse equals an entire month in real life. It just goes faster and I think releasing a collection and then leaving it alone just isn’t the most effective way to reach that audience.

    We’re selling an experience, we’re building a community, and selling that fashion item isn’t just about making a great item, it’s actually building a community around it and listening to their feedback or co-creating with them. We will post a work in progress and get their feedback and edit it as we go before we post it. So I think there’s a bit of a disconnect between building a native digital community and brands, which is why I think it’s such a win-win for physical brands to collaborate with digital brands who have already built this community and can provide live operations to this community and keep them engaged and make them feel part of this whole experience.

    7. Since you can make them, do you still buy digital clothes? And did it impact how much you buy IRL?

    MM: I do it. I totally shop. I buy too much in real life, I buy too much in the virtual world. Certainly more economical to shop virtually.

    [Buying other designers’ virtual clothes is] a whole other thing is like another artist’s take. I make very casual clothes like Forever 21 and then, for example, there’s a designer friend of mine who makes these outfits that you would see on Revolve. And there’s another friend of mine, her style is more Love & Lemons. And it’s just fun to find out their idea of ​​fashion and their style, sometimes just mix and match.

    8. What would you like to have more time for?

    MM: Explore further metaverses to come. I know there are a lot of really cool projects coming out and we want to be on every platform possible. So right now what I want and what I’m working towards is having the capacity and the size of the team to be able to do that.

    9. Who is your hero?

    MM: My mother. First of all, even my love for dress comes from her – she’s the most stylish person I know. She’s also an entrepreneur and she definitely showed me everything I know about work ethic and even just showing up or just being in the moment and having fun with it.

    10. What is your vision for fashion in the Metaverse next year?

    MM: I think we’ll see more and more digital native designers become really popular, like your 13-year-old daughter being the Chanel of their community – I think we’ll see a lot of that. And I think there will be a lot more brand collaborations, more educated high production. Everyone is just trying different things right now and learning what the capabilities are and how can we do things better and what people really appreciate and feel. I think this year and next year we are going to see more and more high caliber, better and more engaging fashion events. And I’m sure they will be collaborating with these digital native designers.

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    Fashion style

    Take notes on how to style ethnic Jhumkas with your cut from Fashion Inspo Dipika Kakar

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    Dipika Kakar has amassed a large fanbase among the most well-known personalities in the television industry, thanks to her charming demeanor and outstanding performances in numerous dramas. Thanks to her performance as Simar Bhardwaj in the iconic TV series Sasural Simar Ka, the actress rose to popularity.

    Dipika is known for her honest taste in fashion in addition to her great on-screen charisma. Dipika is a true pioneer, as evidenced by her own Instagram account. The actress understands how to pull off all the classic styles and dazzles everyone with her basic yet gorgeous outfits paired with stunning Jhumkas. The diva is not afraid to experiment with color, wearing a wide range of outfits and Jhumkas in vibrant hues.

    Let’s take notes from her pairing inspo Jhumkas

    1.
    Our desi lady looks stunning in this saree, which is matched with Jhumkas in the same shade as the border pattern of the saree. The actress only wore earrings to draw attention to earrings. How pretty she was!

    2.
    The Bigg Boss woman looks stunning in this ethnic ensemble, which is complemented by stunning long Jhumkas that steal the show. Her bracelets are the same color as the Jhumkas, that’s why they look so beautiful.

    3.
    Dipika looks stunning in her Anarkali ensemble, which is enhanced by the intricately decorated long Jhumkas. These golden Jhumkas look great with a red Anarkali, accentuating the beauty of her suit.

    4.
    Dipika looked stunning in a sophisticated lehenga with a one-shoulder top and an A-line skirt adorned with beaded mirrors. She accessorized it with ornate jewelry, including long chandelier earrings and a large maang-tikka. This shiny version of the Indian national dress surely inspires us.

    Dipika has surely emerged as a fashion instigator in terms of styling these Jhumkas.

    Also Read: Fashion Alert: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Fame Pranali Rathod Looks Chic in These Outfits: Activate ‘Casual Babe’ Mode

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    Fashion designer

    Meet Jess Ng, the fashion designer turned Muay Thai trainer who is teaching her community to stand up for themselves

    Out of college, Jessica Ng landed a designer job at Calvin Klein. But after a decade working for the brand, she decided it was time to work on something for herself. She ended up leaving the iconic fashion company and taking a sabbatical from the corporate world.

    But that didn’t mean stepping away from fashion as a whole.

    Over the years, Ng has made a name for herself as a fighter and designer within the New York Muay Thai scene. If you don’t know muay thai, you might not know that it’s a flashy sport. But when Ng began attending local muay thai competitions in 2008, fashion’s role in the ring immediately appeared to him. Muay Thai fighters not only drifted towards the colorful, exceptionally short shorts, but they also personalized them by adding intimate touches such as the flag of their country or the names of their family members. It wasn’t just the fighters who showed up either; coaches and their assistants also sported personalized cornermen’s jackets.

    Getting this custom gear, however, took some time. “A lot of people would place an order in Thailand,” says Ng. “It would take about three months to ship.” Spotting an opportunity, Ng stepped in and started taking custom orders herself. At first, she balanced her side hustle between her day job at Calvin Klein and her own muay thai training. Eventually, in 2018, Ng traveled to Thailand and Hong Kong to visit factories to launch her own brand.

    But almost immediately after returning to the United States, the pandemic hit. At the time, Ng had just teamed up with fellow muay thai practitioner Hannah Ryu to launch Left handed stitchesan active lifestyle brand whose name is a nod to the left-handed stance that Ng uses. They had debuted in January 2020 – but when COVID hit they saw that Southpaw Stitches needed to change tactics a bit.

    At first, New York City was considered one of the epicentres of the pandemic. The city’s essential workers were among the most at risk. For Ng, their vulnerability was close to home. “My dad works for the United States Postal Service and he’s in his 60s,” says Ng. “When the pandemic hit, a lot of people were getting COVID. Luckily he didn’t, but a lot of people were afraid to work.

    Ng and her business partner, Hannah Ryu.

    Courtesy of Jess Ng

    Watching his father continue to work amid a virus crisis, Ng took note of the lack of personal protective equipment and support for communities of color in New York City. It didn’t take Southpaw Stitches long to go from designing muay thai apparel to serving the immediate needs of communities.

    “We have friends and family [who] worked in maintenance, cleaning, at airports, nursing homes,” Ng recalls. “So we got all of our raw material and distributed it to whoever wanted it. Rubber bands, all that. But Ng, whose design background was in lingerie, realized: “The molding machines used to make N95 masks are essentially the same machines we use to mold bra cups and foam pads. “

    With this knowledge, Southpaw Stitches could do more than give away raw material. He could design and manufacture masks in bulk. First, antimicrobial silver fiber face masks. Then, when winter came, Ng noticed that the longer nights made delivery people more vulnerable to accidents. “We decided to take the reflective material from our combat shorts to make masks,” she explains, to help give delivery drivers increased visibility.

    “[Southpaw Stitches] became a brand that gave the community what it needed,” says Ng. Companies often pay a lot of superficial talk to help their communities or prioritize diversity; in many ways, it has become a checkbox on a corporate to-do list that reflects no bigger, more meaningful action. But as Southpaw Stitches grows, Ng wants to not only empower people to lead active lifestyles, but also celebrate their own identities – and those of others.

    It’s a goal very close to Ng. “I was very lucky to grow up where each of my friends spoke a different language at home,” says the Queens, New York, native. “When you make friends with people, you get to know different foods, say ‘thank you’, ‘how are you’ and ‘hi’ in different languages ​​to each other’s parents and grandparents… We learn to empathize with each other, other cultures and different people.

    This commitment to empathy, in fact, grounds the other part of Ng’s work. While Southpaw Stitches made masks to respond to one part of the crisis, another needed attention: Across the country, hate crimes against Asian communities were reach unprecedented levels. Last February, Ng attended a Stand Up Against Asian Hatred protest where she carried a cardboard sign that read: Love our people as you love our food.

    “It’s about the contributions of immigrants and people of color who have been in this country,” Ng says. It didn’t take long for the phrase to go viral.

    “I’m not here to shout, scream and be on the microphone. I show up to make sure others are safe,” Ng told Mic of his state of mind during the protests. “I don’t know if it’s my muay thai training or being the eldest in my family. I always grew up look[ing] after everyone.

    Of course, given her 5-foot height and slim build that qualifies her for the strawweight division (for fighters weighing between 106 and 115 pounds), Ng may not be the tallest person at a protest. But after competing in muay thai for more than a decade, his live as a fighter is impressive. She competed twice as a member of Team USA for the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (think of it like the Olympics for muay thai) and, in 2017, won the IFMA Pan Am Champion title for her weight class.

    “I’m definitely a lot more confident than others when I’m out there,” Ng says. “Training all those years…it helps when something happens and you can defend yourself without thinking because it becomes a subconscious reaction.”

    As reports of attacks on Asian communities continued to rise, Ng decided to enforce it expertise more formally. Following the murder of Christina Yuna Lee in February in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Ng teamed up with Hover over hatea non-profit organization supporting AAPI communities, to run a self-defense class at Two Bridges Muay Thai, a nearby gym.

    “So many attendees have come into this class feeling scared and anxious about the rise in crimes against Asian women,” Soar Over Hate co-chairs Michelle Tran and Kenji Jones told Mic in an email. “Jessica transformed the energy and guided the room to find inner strength and confidence with tangible skills and situational awareness.”

    Since then, Ng has continued to teach self-defense classes, which she finds both emotionally and physically helpful. It’s a bit ironic given that Ng was skeptical of self-defense classes herself. “I always thought…you take a class and you’re not going to knock somebody out or gouge their eyes out or anything like that.”

    “But that’s because I’ve seen self-defense classes that look like hand-to-hand combat,” Ng continues. And of course, the classes she teaches definitely touch on combat. For example, Ng uses fundamental muay thai techniques to teach people how to walk away without tripping, and she focuses on palm strikes so people don’t hurt themselves throwing punches with their bare hands. But it also teaches broader skills, like how develop situational awareness and what to do when you are a bystander. One of Ng’s co-instructors has been practicing weapons training for over 10 years, so she teaches people how to use whatever they can grab to their advantage.

    Ultimately, Ng’s classes are about empowering and confronting decades of gaslighting Asian communities. As she explains, “The violence that is happening is not something new. He has just grown bolder in recent years. … All of this happens to us and we are expected to compartmentalize all of these traumatic experiences.

    The response to Ng’s lessons has been tremendous, which Tran and Jones of Soar Over Hate crediting Ng with being “a fierce fighter and also an incredibly compassionate person, constantly giving up her time to help teach others how to protect themselves”.

    While people sometimes come into class feeling helpless, says Ng, “they come away uplifted. They leave accompanied. And the greater NYC community has played a vital role in extending that support beyond the gym. “We have people [in the food industry] who would just show up to seminars, set up a table outside, and feed everyone out of his own pocket. People contact us and deliver baked goods for the seminar,” Ng shares. “They would give money so everyone could leave with a security alarm.”

    Anyone who has organized even a single event can attest to the frequency of burnout in activist spaces. Despite having worked several jobs before, Ng found herself saying yes to every seminar; once, she lasted three in 30 hours and became physically ill as a result. Learning that it’s okay to take time is always something she is working on. But for now, she can at least count on being an essential part of a community that helps take care of each other.

    “We Venmo each other money like, ‘Lunch is on me. Dinner is on me,'” Ng says. These small actions are incredibly meaningful to her and shape the lifeblood of her work. she tells Mic, “activism doesn’t pay.” People who show up at rallies, host events, and feed each other do all of this, and more, because they care. For this type of work to continue, people need to support each other, especially in times when government and local authorities are not.

    “There will always be hard and difficult times,” Ng says. “But at the end of the day, we all have to do what we think is right and care, not just about each other, but really care about the future.”

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    Review: “What Artists Wear” by Charlie Porter

    Jean-Michel Basquiat loved his clothes as he loved his art: “oversized, quirky, controlled chaos”. His outfits, stained with paint and burnt seams, were very elaborate and often expensive – he preferred Rei Kawakubo’s designs for Comme des Garçons – but they never lost the spirit of his former homelessness: “Always dress just in case”, he’ d say. “Maybe I should sleep on the street.”

    In WHAT THE ARTISTS WEAR (Norton, $30), British fashion journalist and art curator Charlie Porter treats his subjects as more than just “style icons”. Making art can be isolating, discouraging, consuming, he says. What a person wears while doing it, whether it’s a blouse, blue jeans or couture, is “a testament to that fearlessness, that focus.”

    It’s also a testament to their humanity: a response to the deified white male canon, a reminder that all artists are mere mortals with bodies that need covering just like ours. What adorns the non-male (Louise Bourgeois, Mary Manning), non-white (Tehching Hsieh, Alvaro Barrington) bodies in this book is as much self-expression as resistance.

    “What can these artists tell us about the way we all wear clothes,” Porter asks, “all of us trying to pretend not to perform, all the time?”

    During the Area party at Keith Haring’s new POP shop in New York in 1986, Basquiat’s look was pure instinct and aesthetics: the mismatched checked shirt and trousers, under a loose jacket (probably Comme des Garçons) and a Kazou hat. The juxtaposition makes artist Francisco Clemente, to his right, look like an accountant, in his stiff, starchy suit and tie.

    “Attack clothes”, Cindy Sherman scribbled in her notebook in 1983: “ugly person (face/body) vs trendy clothes”. That same year, she published a series of self-portraits in Interview magazine that “challenge fashion imagery,” Porter writes, including this photograph in which she wears a tailored, imperfectly tailored jacket-dress (which can say which one?) French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. Rather than fetishizing the clothes she wears as works of art in themselves, she views them solely as “a means to an end.”

    At 25, David Hammons made his first of many body prints, which brought his name to the public. It was 1968 and he had moved to Los Angeles from Springfield, Illinois five years earlier. Bruce Talamon photographed him in his studio in 1974, wearing jeans and shirtless, with a bottle of baby oil to his right. “He just poured oil on his hands and rubbed them together,” Talamon told Porter. “He would then rub his oily hands on any part of his body and also on his clothes, then press that part of the body onto the paper.”

    Like the imprint of a baby’s foot or hand in a family album, the result was a record, a preservation, of a person and a time that would inevitably change over time. “By doing body prints,” Hammons said, “it tells me exactly who I am and who we are.”

    German Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys was photographed by Caroline Tisdall at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland in 1974, wearing his old school uniform – white shirt and jeans, fisherman’s jacket, felt hat – under a lined coat of fur. According to Porter, the uniform “made him one of the most recognizable performers of the 20th century”. But for him, the garment was not simply a “trademark”: each of these components was both function and personal mythology. The hat, for example, which he wore to protect his head from the cold after a plane crash (in 1944, when he was in the German Air Force) left him with a metal plate in the skull. According to his shamanic beliefs, he said the hat “represents another type of head and functions as another personality”.


    Lauren Christensen is an editor at Book Review.

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    Fashion brand

    You’ll be living in the brand founded by publisher Alice Pearl all summer

    Co-founded by our own ShopBAZAAR editor Jessica Rawls and husband Barry Gosnell, emerging label Alice Pearl is a love letter to all generations who have spent the summer in toweling. Thoughtfully designed and consciously crafted, these vintage-inspired sets and jumpsuits will tap into your nostalgia. From inspirations to sustainability, discover the trending brand.

    We want to make clothes with a conscience by offering wardrobe essentials that are made to last and produced locally in New York.


    Tell us about the beginnings of Alice Pearl.

    Alice Pearl was born in 2021 within the walls of our Brooklyn apartment. A passion project of pandemic and maternity leave rooted in nostalgia. Alice Pearl is a fusion of my grandmothers’ first names and the line is a tribute to them and the towel they wore when I was a child. Launching a brand during a pandemic was nothing short of a labor of love! All of the meetings and fittings were done over Zoom, throwing us more than a few curveballs. But we learned along the way and adapted to this new way of working.

    Brand philosophy?

    Alice Pearl was created to inspire nostalgic summers wrapped in organic terry towels. While keeping sustainable practices at our core, we aim to create comfortable pieces with timeless shapes that transition seamlessly from home, to the beach and beyond.

    How is sustainable development part of the brand’s DNA?

    We want to make clothes with a conscience by offering wardrobe essentials that are made to last and produced locally in New York. Centered around a capsule of raised terrycloth pieces, we design our garments to withstand the fickle nature of fashion, and produce them in thoughtful small batches.

    Alice Pearl

    Our packaging is kept to a minimum and made with 100% recycled and recyclable materials. We even take an eco-friendly approach to our hang tags by using plantable seed paper! Since the feel of our fabric is just as important as its impact on the planet, we use a blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester, both sourced from a family-run textile company in Los Angeles. Recycled polyester is made from post-consumer water bottles and keeps plastic waste out of our landfills and oceans.

    We make intentional decisions when it comes to the little details of our garments – from using recycled yarn for labels to recycled paper for buttons – so you can look great in our clothes and feel just as good in them. wearing them.

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    Alice Pearl

    What does a day in the life of Jessica Rawls look like?

    BUSY! My day usually starts whenever our 1 year old decides! Taking care of her and dedicating hours to my editorial work as a Senior Fashion Editor at ShopBAZAAR keeps me on my toes. In the evening, when my husband is home, we put the baby to sleep, get out a bottle of wine and work on the brand together. Our days are busy, but our cup is so full of doing the things we love!

    Jessica Rawls with Alice Pearl
    Co-founder Jessica Rawls with her daughter Alice Pearl.

    Alice Pearl

    Your favorite way to decompress?

    I’m so excited for the warm weather around the corner! There is so much to see and do in Brooklyn! We love spending time exploring the different neighborhoods and now we can take our daughter to the playgrounds in Brooklyn Bridge Park, take the F train to Coney Island for a day trip and experience the city through her eyes.

    Style tips for wearing your favorite pieces?

    Lately I’ve been splitting the matching sets and wearing them separately. I wore the weekend shirt with my favorite carpenter jeans – I’m continuing the Y2K trend right now with what I already own! I paired the weekend shorts with a white button-up borrowed from my hubby’s closet that is perfectly oversized. This summer, I can’t wait to go up a size in the shirt to wear as a beach cover-up during my travels!

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    Alice Pearl

    Words that describe Alice Pearl’s client?

    Classic, comfortable, conscious and unique.

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    Fashion style

    Redefining “sustainable fashion” – The New York Times

    That’s before you start trying to skim through acronyms and abbreviations; Besides the above, there are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) and NFFO (Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation) and TPH (Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons). To name a few.

    We need a better way to frame the discussion.

    We are therefore going to talk about “responsible fashion”: a term that designates a world in which all players, from the consumer to the CEO, via the manufacturer and the farmer, assume their role in the supply chain and the creation, and for the choices they make.

    It may sound semantic, but it’s the difference between an end goal that seems impossible, perhaps daunting, out of reach, and the process of at least trying to get there: step by step, increment by increment, decision by decision.

    Because there’s no simple answer to solving fashion’s role in climate change. Even the most obvious — don’t make or buy new things and don’t throw away old things — has negative implications for employment, skills and self-definition. (After all, people have adorned themselves to express themselves for about as long as they have understood themselves as “I’s”.) The crucial question for each of us, regardless of which side of the equation we find ourselves, is to think about and understand the effects of the choices we make, so that we can make better ones in the future.

    And even, perhaps, to see these challenges as creative opportunities rather than burdens. Especially for brands: Limits often give rise to new ways of thinking and designing.

    To bring to life what this means when it comes to clothing – especially as we begin to emerge into the world after a two-year period of near hibernation and begin to rethink dormant wardrobes – we bring to you the stories of a group of small brands and manufacturers as they seek to act responsibly, weigh the trade-offs involved, and try to make choices that balance not towards zero, but towards a positive outcome.

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