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May 2022

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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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Bella Gerard said she's been obsessed with an expensive raffia Prada tote since last year - and this year's version is $1,790

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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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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)

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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.

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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)

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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)

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

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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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.

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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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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 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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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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Business news, strategy, finance and company insights

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.

    From HT Brunch, May 21, 2022

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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
    Agent sherryfitz.ie

    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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    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

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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.
    Courtesy of Blueberry Entertainment

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Footwear Designer Mia Becar Wins FGI’s Rising Star Accessories Award – Footwear News

    The next generation of fashion talent was celebrated Tuesday afternoon at Pier 61 in New York City for Fashion Group International’s Rising Star awards. Attendees included Kerby Jean-Raymond, Jason Wu and Tracy Reese, who helped honor emerging designers.

    Mia Becar’s creative director, Betzabe Gonzalez, won the award in the accessories category. “I’m so honored and blessed to be nominated and to have won. I love what I do. There have been tough times, but I have so much passion for creating shoes that are constantly evolving with quality, craftsmanship and inspiration,” she told FN after the win.

    Mia Becar launched in 2018 as a direct-to-consumer brand and is known for its Italian-made embellished heels. The brand forgoes the traditional fashion calendar and releases capsule collections every few months. Most recently, Gonzalez’s shoes could be seen on the runway at Kim Shui’s Fall 2022 show at New York Fashion Week, as well as on celebrities like Isla Fisher, Lizzo and Hailey Bieber. On top of that, Mia Becar will be featured in an Aspen pop-up this summer.

    The Los Angeles-based designer was nominated alongside Pam Seidman of BYBBA, Melissa and Kim Bentz of Bentz, Jennifer Rose Smail of Cuddigan Leather and Salone Monet.

    Other FGI Rising Star winners included Byron Lars with the President’s Award of Excellence. The Entrepreneur of the Year award went to Cole Wassner of the Wassner Management Group.

    Jean-Raymond, winner of this prize in 2014, presented the Men’s trophy to the creator of Aknvas, Christian Juul Nielsen. Christopher Lowman, Kenneth Nicholson and Terry Singh were also nominated in the category. Meanwhile, Elle editor Nina Garcia presented the Womenswear Award to designer Frederick Anderson in the category that also included Amir Taghi, Kelsey Randall, Junny Ann Hibbert and Mimi Prober. Prober won the Diesel Sustainability Award.

    Late last month, Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards took over Diesel’s SoHo boutique for a pre-celebration. There, FGI CEO Maryanne Grisz told FN, “Sometimes the toughest times are when creativity is really embraced and arises, and in this case, I’m so inspired by the artistry of all the finalists,” she said. “This year’s finalists inspire hope. There are so many unique viewpoints and developments within the industry that they represent across the board.

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    Restaurants, bars along the French Broad River in Asheville

    ASHEVILLE — Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains amaze onlookers, and diners flock to patios and rooftops in search of a picturesque backdrop. Still, Asheville is full of nature photos that don’t stop at the range.

    Don’t miss the restaurants and watering holes along the French Broad River that take advantage of their backyard beauty.

    Order a volley of tasty signature tacos, settle in with a plate of wood-grilled steak and let the beer flow at these riverside venues with a view.

    River Bar Getaway

    790 Riverside Drive, Asheville

    Relax at a laid-back tiki bar by the French Broad River.

    The Getaway River Bar, open to adults 21 and older, offers an indoor bar, outdoor tiki bar, dance floor, and outdoor patio. The riverside area of ​​Adirondack seating and fire pits enhances the experience by providing an unfiltered view of the river.

    The Getaway hosts themed food pop-ups and events, which are advertised on the bar’s website and social media sites.

    The hours are from 2 p.m. to 12 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

    For more details, visit escapadesurlariviere.com.

    New Belgian Brewery

    New Belgium Brewing is located at 21 Craven St. in Asheville and offers an optimal view of the French Broad River.

    21 Craven Street, Asheville

    Stroll along the French Broad River Greenway to the expansive New Belgium Brewing campus which features an array of views across the river.

    Bask in the sun sitting in an Adirondack chair. Gather under an umbrella-covered picnic table with friends on the open deck. Or perch on the deck for a higher vantage point to see kayakers, boaters, and tubers passing by.

    Sip on a pint of New Belgium’s Voodoo Ranger IPA series beer, Fat Tire or a tasty Fruit Smash Hard Seltzer. Order a light snack or full meal at a local food truck; the rotating program includes Bun Intended, Ciao Y’all, Lobster Dogs and Cecilia’s Kitchen.

    “The New Belgium River Bridge is one of the best in Asheville and a great place to enjoy a delicious libation, soak up the scenes of the River Arts District, listen to live music, and hang out with your favorite friends” , said Laura Ferenchik, events coordinator. “We can’t wait for our customers to experience our new and improved beer garden, which is set to debut this summer. Whether you are celebrating a big life event or just looking for a place to relax on a Monday, the New Belgium River Terrace is the perfect getaway.”

    New Belgium is open every day from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Also find out which tours have resumed. For more details, visit newbelgium.com/visit/asheville/.

    Smoky Park Supper Club

    Smoky Park Supper Club is made up of shipping containers with a large outdoor patio facing the river.

    350 Riverside Drive, Asheville

    The Smoky Park Supper Club is where fine dining meets casual hangouts.

    The building, made up of shipping containers, offers indoor and outdoor dining. His Boat House is a popular open-air pavilion used as an event space.

    The Smoky Park Supper Club spills over onto the Wilma Dykeman Greenway in the River Arts District. Nearly 2 acres are given over to guests with picnic tables, lounge chairs, and a lawn as seating options. Additionally, a wrap-around deck provides additional space for viewing the river and communal dining area.

    The Smoky Park Supper Club menu features salads, desserts and gourmet burgers and specializes in entrees cooked over an open fire. A full bar menu is available.

    Hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. To dine, at least one dining room guest must be a resident of North Carolina and registered for free membership. For more details, visit smokeypark.com.

    White Duck Taco Shop

    Diners enjoy White Duck Taco at their Riverside location in Asheville on August 18, 2020. 388 Riverside Drive.

    388 Riverside Drive, Asheville

    White Duck Taco Shop has several locations, including one in the River Arts District which overlooks the French Broad River.

    Inside, the fresh and eclectic cavernous interior design creates a mountain effect that is complemented by the waterway and greenway right outside her door.

    Picnic tables with canopy and umbrella are available on the expansive, pet-friendly waterfront patio between the French Broad River and the Wilma Dykeman Greenway.

    The menu is as fluid as the river, as the offerings are constantly changing to give diners something new every season. A few tacos to try are the bahn mi tofu and the jerk chicken. The bar offers draft beer, wine, sangria, fresh lime margaritas and more.

    White Duck Taco Shop is now open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more details, visit whiteducktacoshop.com.

    Zillicoah Beer Co.

    Zillicoah Beer Co. and resident food truck Taqueria Munoz are located on the French Broad River in Woodfin, just outside of Asheville.

    870 Riverside Drive, Woodfin

    Zillicoah Beer Co. is unassuming with a warehouse district look to the front and an impressive view of the French Broad River to the rear. The brasserie dining room opens onto a covered patio with indoor and outdoor bar services. Zillicoah spans nearly 4 acres of remote land.

    “We have 878 feet of waterfront property. Something very few, if any, other places have so close to downtown,” said co-founder Jeremy Chassner. “It feels remote while being right in the middle of all the Asheville action.”

    A scattering of picnic tables provide a place to settle down for beer, food and conversation. On cooler nights, guests may be privy to a roaring bonfire.

    Zillicoah’s craft beer selection rotates, but recently introduced beers are rye lager, smoky Maibock, and a trio of pilsners that includes Japanese-style rice pilsner.

    Zillicoah is home to the Taqueria Muñoz food truck which operates regularly from the brewery, serving tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more.

    The brasserie is open to adults 21 and over Monday through Saturday, but every Sunday is family day with all ages welcome.

    Zillicoah is open 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. To learn more about Zillicoah Beer Co., visit zillicoahbeer.com.

    For more bites and sips along the city’s waterways, visit Homemade ground coffee bar, Waterfall Lounge and High Five Cafe.

    Tiana Kennell is a food and gastronomy reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times, part of the USA Today Network. Email him at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter/Instagram @PrincessOfPage. Please help support this kind of journalism with a subscription at the Citizen Times.

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    Everything you need to know about: Nick Vervoort’s Nukus

    Nick Vervoort’s Nukus (formerly simply known as Nukus) is a Dutch women’s brand for women of all ages. It was founded by Nick Vervoort in 2017. In the same year, the entrepreneur presented the first Nukus collection at the Amsterdam fashion fair Modefabriek. Nukus by Nick Vervoort loves to make you shine! The brand’s collections contain timeless and elegant items, and are made of high quality natural materials such as luxury fabrics.

    Origins

    Nick Vervoort first gained experience in women’s fashion for many years and realized his dream of launching his own clothing line five years ago with Nukus, later including a line of shoes. The founder has a clear vision. For example, his company cooperates with a sustainable factory in Portugal, which has already won several awards. Nukus releases a new collection eight times a year, with which Nick Vervoort always tries to outdo himself. Each collection contains good basics that can be combined in different ways.

    Evolution

    Nick Vervoort has achieved steady brand growth since its inception. In 2018, the sales team was strengthened and Nukus expanded to a total collection. In 2019, the brand changed its name to Nukus by Nick Vervoort. That year, the brand also opened an ephemeral showroom in Amsterdam and entered into its first international partnerships with Belgium and Germany. Since 2020, Nukus’ products have also been available via its own online store.

    News

    Since Nick Vervoort founded the brand in 2017, he has managed to open 350 outlets, mainly in the Netherlands. According to fashion commerce website Textilia, the business has grown around thirty percent every year since 2017 in terms of revenue and customer numbers, even during the pandemic. By 2022, Nick Vervoort aims to gradually open more shop-in-shops. Through continued automation, Nukus by Nick Vervoort hopes to begin its international expansion through Germany and Belgium, and then to the rest of Europe.

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    A Complete Guide to Afterpay Australian Fashion Week

    Afterpay Australian Fashion Week is here, and you’re invited.

    Previously an affair reserved for the industry elite, After Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) opens to the public in 2022 with its new offering, AAFW: the experience.

    Typically, Australian Fashion Week gives the general public a glimpse of its magic only on weekends, rarely on weekdays. But this year, AAFW announced it had a week of consumer-accessible, industry-exclusive events, which means you too can join in the fun.


    Check out other up-and-coming local designers in our Fashion section.


    AAFW: The Experience will feature an array of Australian designers including Dyspnea, First Nations Fashion and Design (FNFD), Karla Spetic, Hansen & Gretel, St. Agni and a showcase of AAFW’s Next Gen winners. Check out our guide to the 2022 program, which runs May 9-13, below.

    Monday

    Terry Vinson, 12 p.m.

    Powered by Shopify, In conversation with… is a series of intimate discussions with some of Australia’s most esteemed fashion designers. Skin Synergy Founder Terri Vinson is about to chat with quite gritty founder and editor, Eleanor Pendleton, on how she engineered her success. Get tickets here.

    Empowering Voices: Cultural Impact of Fashion on Representation and Inclusion, 4:30 p.m.

    Part of The discussions series, this panel will explore representation and inclusion and uncover how fashion has sparked broader cultural change. It will feature the editor of Indoor retail, Jo-Anne Hui-Miller, artist and designer Jordan Gogos, Adaptive Clothing founder Jessie Sadler, designer and entrepreneur Liandra Gaykamangu and hairstylist Laura Mazikana. Get tickets here.

    Beak & Bridge, 8 p.m.

    After a two-year hiatus, Bec and Bridge will return to AAFW to celebrate its 21st anniversary. The cult brand will showcase its Resort 22/23 collection on opening night, first to the industry at 7 p.m. and then again to the public at 8 p.m. Get tickets here.

    Tuesday

    Anna Quan, 12 p.m.

    As part of his In conversation with… series, Anna Hoang, the founder of contemporary womenswear brand Anna Quan, will break down her experience during the pandemic and how she harnesses nostalgia in her designs. Get tickets here.

    St. Agni, 3 p.m.

    After making his AAFW debut in 2021, St Agni returns to the catwalk to deliver an exclusive look to his Resort ’23 collection. Known for its high-end ready-to-wear pieces, you can expect a high take for its fashion week again. Get tickets here.

    Digital Mode: The New Frontier, 6 p.m.

    Part of The discussions series, this panel will break down all things metaverse, with NFTs and augmented reality on the agenda. It will include popsugar publisher Amanda Bardas, Injury Founder and Creative Director Eugene Leung, Games Producer Caitlin Lomax and BTC Markets Crypto Exchange CEO Caroline Bowler. Get tickets here.

    Mariam Seddiq, 7 p.m.

    The eponymous Sydney-based brand Mariam Seddiq is set to present its Resort ’23 collection on the catwalk. Mariam’s designs pay homage to her cultural experiences and architectural structures. Get tickets here.

    Indigenous Fashion Projects, 8 p.m.

    Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) will return to the catwalk, launching collections from six of Australia’s leading First Nations designers to close the second day of the event. The show, presented by Afterpay and supported by David Jones, features an exclusive performance by Jessica Mauboy and artistic contributions by First Nations artist Wayne Quilliam. Get tickets here.

    Wednesday

    Ngali, By Denni Francisco, 12 p.m.

    As part of his In conversation with… series, Wiradjuri designer Denni Francisco will meet with Yatu Widders Hunt to discuss his brand Ngali and more broadly Indigenous fashion. Get tickets here.

    Daniel Avakian, 12:30 p.m.

    Known for its flair for couture and contemporary design, Daniel Avakian’s eponymous label will debut its Resort ’23 collection on the AAFW catwalk. Get tickets here.

    Karla Špetic, 3 p.m.

    AAFW will feature Karla Špetić’s Resort ’23 collection on the 2022 catwalk. Since its debut in 2008, her eponymous label has been praised for its tailored luxury apparel that draws inspiration from both masculine and feminine design. Get tickets here.

    Head to head with Bianca Spender, 4 p.m.

    Designer Bianca Spender will meet with Porsche Cars Australia CEO and Managing Director, Daniel Schmollinger, and Caitlin Judd and Anna Mackenzie of Lady-Brains to share her journey and process as an industry-leading designer. Get tickets here.

    First Nations Fashion and Design: Yours, Mine and Ours, 6 p.m.

    Part of The discussions series, this panel is intended to explore the growing representation of Indigenous designers and the narrative of connection to country through textiles. With Agnt-Blak Co-CEO Bianca Hunt and Torres Strait Island Regional Council Mayor Phillemon Mosby, among others. Get tickets here.

    Sass & Bide, 7 p.m.

    After a five-year hiatus, Sass & Bide is set to return to the AAFW program. The midweek show will feature the iconic brand’s latest Resort ’23 collection. This year marks the brand’s 15th appearance at Fashion Week. Get tickets here.

    The Future of Fashion from Afterpay, 8 p.m.

    To wrap up a busy day at AAFW, Afterpay will host an exhibition featuring over 13 of Australia’s most esteemed designers. The stacked line-up includes Manning Cartell, Blanca, Oroton, Afends, Salt Murphy and PE Nation. Showcasing a fusion of technology, entertainment, and fashion, AAFW even signaled that a surprise performance might be on the cards. Get tickets here.

    Thusday

    Adapted Clothing Collective, 10 a.m.

    Just one year after its inception, Adaptive Clothing Collective will make its debut on the AAFW catwalk. The Adaptive Clothing Collective is a membership organization that seeks to represent emerging Australian designers and labels who place inclusivity and innovation at the forefront of their work. Get tickets here.

    Bassike, 12 p.m.

    As a member of In conversation with… series, Bassike founders Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan sit down to dissect their brand and the importance of sustainability. Get tickets here.

    The sustainable business journey, 4 p.m.

    Part of The Talks series, this panel will unpack the adoption of environmentally responsible business practices and their impact. Featuring the fashion editor of the Australian Financial Review, Lauren Sams and Australian Fashion Council CEO Leila Naja Hibri, among others. Get tickets here.

    Back of the house, 6 p.m.

    Part of The discussions series, this panel provides a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s biggest fashion shows. With consultant for QG, Grant Pearce, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Focus, Dominic Kaffka, and many more. Get tickets here.

    Dyspnea, 7 p.m.

    Perth-based brand Dyspnea is set to showcase its Resort ’23 collection to consumers at this year’s AAFW show. Created in 2013, by best friends Jameen and Rachel, the brand describes itself as “clothing with enough fluff, glitter, silk and sass to give anyone a migraine”. Get tickets here.

    Hansen & Gretel, 8 p.m.

    Capping off the penultimate day of AAFW shows, Hansen & Gretel will grace the catwalk with their latest collection. As a bonus, Australian artist George Maple will perform live. Get tickets here.

    Friday

    Next-Gen, 10 a.m.

    Opening the last day of AAFW, the Next Gen show is scheduled for the early morning. The presentation serves to highlight the work of the four winners of AAFW’s Next Gen program. Since its inception in 1996, Next Gen has helped launch the careers of Camilla and Marc, Sass and Bide and Gorman, among others. Get tickets here.

    Michael Lo Sordo and Alyce Tran, 12 p.m.

    As a member of In conversation with… series, designer Michael Lo Sordo and entrepreneur Alyce Tran will explore fashion partnerships and how to build a brand. Get tickets here.

    Generation: Nxt, 4:30 p.m.

    Part of The discussions series, this panel will be moderated by Parlor X Director Eva Galambos and will feature the four 2022 winners of AAFW’s emerging creator program, Next Gen. After their runway show earlier on Friday, the winners will sit down to share their journey as up-and-coming designers during the pandemic. Get tickets here.

    First Nations Fashion and Design, 7 p.m.

    Sending the week-long event, the FNFD returns after a triumphant debut in 2021. This year’s parade is produced, styled, modeled and managed by an all-Indigenous team. And in a first Fashion Week, a party kicks off on the runway immediately after the show, bringing AAFW to its official close. Get tickets here.

    To view the full program, go to here.

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    A former employee of a French fashion house files a complaint for discrimination

    A former employee of a French fashion house who worked at the company’s Beverly Hills store is suing her ex-employer, alleging she was fired for complaining about inappropriate remarks and behavior by management, including showing favoritism to young gay male employees.

    The lawsuit filed by Gulmira Isacoff in Los Angeles Superior Court against Lanvin alleges wrongful termination, hostile work environment, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, failure to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation and various violations of the state labor code.

    Isacoff, 50, is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages in the lawsuit filed Friday. A representative for Lanvin did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Isacoff was hired in October 2018 as a sales associate at the Rodeo Drive store and quickly became one of the store’s top producers, building relationships with several high net worth customers, according to the lawsuit.

    However, trouble began for Isacoff in December 2019 with the hiring of Dean Salkin as the new assistant manager, a man who often lost his temper and yelled at the plaintiff and other female workers, the lawsuit says.

    Salkin called Isacoff “lazy” and said she better work at Macy’s, according to the lawsuit.

    Believing the comments were sexist, Isacoff complained to store manager Jordyn Wells and the company’s chief commercial officer Paolo Montorio, the lawsuit says. Nothing was changed, however, and Salkin continued his harassment, including making an obscene suggestion to the plaintiff about how she and her husband might celebrate Valentine’s Day 2020, the lawsuit says.

    After hearing the inappropriate remark several more times, Isacoff reached his breaking point and told Salkin, “Don’t you understand that you offend me and disrespect me? Please stop. I’m done with you,” according to the costume.

    Although the company’s human resources representatives in Paris ultimately fired Salkin, no one apologized to Isacoff or asked if there was anything they could do, the lawsuit says.

    In June 2020, Lanvin hired a new store manager, David Leonti, who seemed to be biased against Isacoff from the start and treated her disparagingly whenever they interacted, including saying he was “shocked”. to see a woman as old as she work for Lanvin, the suit declares.

    Over time, Isacoff discovered that Leonti had a strong preference for young gay male workers, treating them far better than any of the heterosexual female employees, the lawsuit says. When customers entered the store, Leonti almost always directed them to two gay workers and prevented Isacoff and other women from making a sale.

    After another employee complained when a gay employee allegedly assaulted her with a purse, Leonti told the woman her attacker was “walking around” and urged her to calm down, the lawsuit says.

    “In contrast, (Isacoff) was immediately suspended and terminated simply because she objected to and complained about Mr. Leonti’s discriminatory practices,” the suit states. “The juxtaposition is both shocking and revealing.”

    Lanvin is the third oldest French fashion house still in business.

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    These are the brands that responded to the threat of Roe v. wade

    On Monday, the Met Gala was interrupted by the latest news from Politico. “Supreme Court Voted to Strike Down Abortion Rights, Says Draft Opinion,” the headline read. If Roe were overthrown, 26 states could quickly ban abortion, including 13 states with laws that could take effect immediately.

    In the days that followed, a small group of brands responded.

    For its part, Levi Strauss & Co. announced in a statement on Wednesday that it would reimburse any employee who had to travel for health services, including abortions, not available in the state in which they lived. “Given the stakes, business leaders must speak out and take action to protect the health and well-being of our employees. It means protecting reproductive rights,” he said. The full statement can be read here.

    Ritual, which makes multivitamins among other supplements, released a statement on its LinkedIn page.

    Below, find the brands that took to Instagram to make a statement – ​​a modern press release, of sorts.

    Glossy will continue to report on how brands in the fashion, beauty and wellness spaces are responding in the weeks ahead.

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    Maxi impact: the return of the luxurious long skirt

    Finding fashion inspiration in a Disney cartoon is not something I should readily admit. But goodbye Encanto with my daughter for the umpteenth time recently, I felt that the long red and yellow A-line skirt worn by Dolores, the cousin with superhuman hearing, spoke to me. The film is full of beautifully detailed long skirts inspired by traditional Colombian dress, with any number that I wish I had converted to three-dimensional and added to my wardrobe this summer.

    The good news is that beyond Disney+ cosplay, long skirts currently have real cachet. Despite all the talk about the return of the Y2K-inspired mini, its longer sibling is just as relevant. Just watch the Oscars red carpet in March to see it on stylish screen: Uma Thurman in a sleek white satin shirt and long black maxi skirt by Bottega Veneta, or the bolder silver sequin floor-length skirt by Zendaya and her short white shirt cut by Valentino Couture.

    For summer events, the long and luxurious skirt is infinitely useful. Not just because it will cover pale or smudged self-tanning legs, but because for all its glamour, it can be a hard-working piece of clothing, designed to look formal or informal depending on how you wear it. .

    My ideal is less of a drippy-hippy floor number and more of a fabulous A-line or full style, brushing the ankle in a silky or swooshy fabric. Something that has romance, fun, color and a sense of occasion. Maybe not even color. In Luca Guadagnino’s 2015 film A bigger splashTilda Swinton’s swingy white silk Raf Simons for Dior skirt worn with a black draped bodysuit was surely the epitome of the look I was dreaming of.

    Do you feel the same desire for a long skirt? The creators have you covered this season. Valentino’s rainbow-striped crepe de chine skirt is a piece of 1970s-inspired joy to have in your wardrobe forever (£1,800, matchesfashion.com), while Net-a-Porter has a good selection from New York label Khaite, including a ballet pink long tutu style (£1,580, net-a-porter.com) that conjures up images of Carrie Bradshaw but is inexplicably called Samantha; an elegant dark gold satin skirt (£540); and a pleated crepe maxi in ivory that would look stunning with a soft knit in the same color (£860, net-a-porter.com).

    Khaite Lise satin maxi skirt, £540, net-a-porter.com

    Tom Ford Sequin Tulle Maxi Skirt, £850, net-a-porter.com

    Jacquemus Novio Linen Maxi Skirt, £420, net-a-porter.com

    Rosie Assoulin Striped Cotton Jacquard Maxi Skirt, £1,138, net-a-porter.com

    I also love the graphic print silk jacquard skirts from British brand Lisou (£305, lisou.co.uk), which can be worn with another printed silk shirt for a maximalist clash or with a white cotton shirt immaculate or a knitted polo shirt. shirt tucked in. The slightly shorter trapeze silhouette is perfect with a low heel sandal or Bottega Veneta style mules.

    If your tastes are more bohemian, head to La DoubleJ or Emporio Sirenuse. The latter’s Flaminia cotton skirt (£565; matchesfashion.com) is in a tropical pink and red toile de Jouy pattern and, for added intellectual satisfaction, John Steinbeck’s words “Positano bites deep” printed on the waistband.

    New British label Hester Bly also has a good range, including the Jodhpur (£825, hesterbly.com), a full-skirted style in embroidered white cotton with gold discs at the hem, and a white eyelet version (£695, hesterbly.com). .com) that can be worn in the height of summer with a matching bandeau top.

    But no need to buy new. As Georgina Coulter, Buying Manager at The Outnet, points out, these are classic styles that don’t date. “The joy of building your wardrobe with these timeless pieces means you can shop for clothes from the previous season,” she says. An asymmetric devoré chiffon maxi Marchesa Notte currently on sale (£184, theoutnet.com) is a piece that can be released year after year – as is Ganni’s best-selling classic leopard print maxi (£70, theoutnet.com) .

    And you can go back further. When my editor remembered a 1960s black and white striped Oscar de la Renta bubble skirt she wore to pool parties, it sent me into an online vortex of fabulous vintage skirts. On 1stdibs you can find old and rare De la Renta skirts for around £600, as well as an Emilio Pucci pink velvet handkerchief skirt (£776, 1stdibs.com) and a Gianfranco Ferré coral silk ruffled maxi from the 1960s. 1990 with a sexy front slit (£562, 1stdibs.com). Trendy skirts with a timeless sewn look? A surefire way to put on something special in the summer.

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    Feds move to seize $63m Los Angeles mansion linked to Armenian bribery scandal

    For sale: a French chateau-style mansion in one of Los Angeles’ most exclusive neighborhoods, Holmby Hills, with 11 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms and an asking price of $63.5 million.

    At 33,652 square feet, it’s among the largest homes on the Southern California market, but there are a few issues. For one thing, the interior isn’t finished yet. And, this week, federal prosecutors in Los Angeles decided to seize the estate, alleging it was the result of corruption involving a powerful Armenian politician and his children.

    The US Department of Justice explained in a court filing how the South Mapleton Drive property – a short walk from the Playboy Mansion – was bought in 2011 for $14.4 million with kickbacks from the family of Gagik Khachatryan, the former Armenian finance minister, is a prominent businessman there.

    Khachatryan, 66, his two sons and the businessman all face criminal charges in Armenia; the businessman is accused of having paid more than 20 million dollars in bribes. A lawyer representing WRH Inc., the company that owns the home, did not respond to a message seeking comment.

    The Holmby Hills property went on the market on April 7, with real estate agency Hilton & Hyland announcing its “immaculate architecture, manicured landscaping and your chance to fully customize the interiors”.

    The backyard of the Holmby Hills mansion, which went on the market in April.

    (Hilton and Hyland)

    Listing agent, Richard Maslan of Hilton & Hyland, told The Times that a potential buyer will be able to finish the house in any style they choose. He claimed he was still looking for a buyer.

    “The FBI told me I could keep doing screenings,” Maslan said. “If we get an offer and the seller and the Department of Justice agree on a sale price, we can still sell it.”

    The residency saga begins in 2008, when Khachatryan took over as head of the State Revenue Committee, the government agency that assesses and collects taxes in Armenia. After that post, he served for two years as the country’s finance minister, but continued to oversee tax duties, earning him a reputation as a “super minister”, prosecutors said.

    To gain favorable tax treatment, businessman Sedrak Arustamyan allegedly entered into two fictitious loan agreements with Khachatryan’s adult sons – the first loan in 2009 for $7 million and another in 2011 for $13.4 million. millions of dollars. Both loans carried agreements specifying the payment due date and interest terms, but according to court filings, Arustamyan never received interest or principal on either. “assumed loans”.

    To use these alleged loans, Khachatryan and his sons formed several entities “to receive, disguise and conceal illegal bribe payments” along with their purchase of the Holmby Hills property. More than $13 million was wired by Arustamyan directly to West Coast Escrow’s Comerica Bank account, but days before the sale closed, he claimed he would not own the title and waived any claims on the money, according to court filings.

    Shortly after buying the house – which was previously owned by Lions Gate Entertainment executive Jon Feltheimer – the family razed the property and hired Richard Landry, a mega-mansion architect who has built trophies for celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg, Tom Brady and Wayne Gretzky.

    Khachatryan’s sons told Landry’s design team that they wanted their children to attend school in Los Angeles and asked the team to envision the house as their family’s residence, the documents show. filed by the court.

    An unfinished foyer inside a mansion with stairs on either side and large windows

    The interior of the mansion, designed by Richard Landry, was never completed.

    (Hilton and Hyland)

    Plans called for an elaborate compound, including bedrooms for Khachatryan, his two sons and daughter, as well as servants’ quarters, a wine cellar and a two-story library, according to court documents.

    Construction began in 2015, and although the house’s Franco-Norman exterior has been completed, along with the gardens, swimming pool and spa, the interior is incomplete.

    In 2016, when Khachatryan left office, the alleged corruption scheme was exposed and authorities uncovered millions of dollars in unpaid taxes owed by Arsutamyan’s companies, prosecutors say. In 2019, Khachatryan was charged with abuse of power and embezzlement. His sons and Arusatamyan were charged in 2020. The sons, Gurgen and Artyon, have since fled Armenia, according to court documents.

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    Ammar Belal knows that there is no sustainable fashion without social justice

    Ammar Belal knows that there is no sustainable fashion without social justice

    by Rebecca Coughlan
    |May 5, 2022

    It wasn’t hard to spot designer Ammar Belal in bustling Chelsea Market where he runs a pop-up store for his clothing brand, ONE432. He sports a half-shaved, half-curly hairstyle and wears a Coca Cola red sweater with bright yellow lightning bolts on it. He looks like Ziggy Stardust.

    Ammar Belal (right) wearing ONE432 clothing

    “Have you seen our new patchwork jackets? he asks, almost before saying hello. “We had to save these scrap materials for almost two years to make them.” He then points to a rail on the back, “And here is my ‘David Bowie’ collection – I’m obsessed with him.”

    “I’m so glad you got here,” he says between the folded up t-shirts, realigning a row of traditional South Asian clothing. jutti slippers and wipe off non-existent dust on a shelf. “You caught me just in time, I’m out of town tomorrow.”

    The saleswoman lets out a knowing smile and I have the impression that this agitation before departure is routine.

    Life is crazy for the Pakistani-born fashion designer. In addition to running ONE432the sustainable clothing brand and social enterprise he started with his brother, Belal is a teaching professor (or, in his own words, disruptive) at both the Parsons School of Design and the Sustainability Management Program from Columbia University.

    Her passion for raising awareness of social and environmental issues in the fashion industry and many of their solutions is evident. In the ten minutes I spent in the store, Belal had already shared their brand story with three customers.

    ‘ONE432’ means ‘I love you too.’ For those too young to remember cellular devices that existed before smartphones, when you texted someone, the numeric abbreviation for saying “I love you too” on the keypad was “1432”. For Belal and his brother, it represents equality and reciprocity in the way they do business; if “I” do well, “you” do well too.

    In effect, this means that 50% of the net profit from each unit sold is donated to the artisans who made it and used to sponsor a child’s education in Pakistan. Over the four years of the company’s operation, it generated $92,987.92 in revenue for the garment workers and 5,281 children were educated.

    Beyond its focus on social issues, the brand sources materials from Pakistan whenever possible, as part of its ongoing drive to develop the country’s infrastructure.

    The success of ONE432The radically ethical business model changes the hearts and minds of its most hardened skeptics. “I saw people who I thought would never even want to share a meal with me, come out and support us. It changed my view of everything we can do,” Belal says.

    clothes and shoes in store

    Photo courtesy of Ammar Belal

    “They thought I was completely crazy. I tell you. And now I can proudly say that because we survived the pandemic. But I was called all kinds of condescending terms about not knowing the business, everything. I took so much bullshit, even people I love. They said it just couldn’t be done. And I was like, yeah, it can.

    Some of the flack he took for launching a brand that is also a social enterprise may be due to the fact that Belal had spent the early part of his career pursuing fame and fortune as a designer of luxury clothing. for men in Pakistan.

    Belal, however, thinks that was always meant to be his path. “In the 1980s, my father started one of the largest sportswear textile manufacturers in Pakistan,” he explains. “My earliest childhood memories? If you ask me what is the first thing I remember smelling,… I remember the smell of fresh cotton. I remember being three or four years old, running around the factory – around mountains and mountains of clothes and yarn and this fresh cotton.

    But Belal isn’t content to just follow in his family’s footsteps. If he ever was, there was clearly a mindset shift along the way. ONE432 seems like a cultural reset; his opportunity to re-empower Pakistan’s garment industry after decades of exploitation and dumbing down trade.

    “Nike, Target, Levi’s, JCPenney… All the big brands of the 80s and 90s were manufacturing in Pakistan before 9/11. And then a lot of things shifted to Bangladesh and China. [I saw] the impact of what he did on prices, what he did on the relationship between brands and factories. Brands and factories used to have long-term relationships and they became so fleeting because [fashion companies were] looking for the fastest and cheapest thing. Everything happened before my eyes. »

    Having both grown up in “the system” of mass production and nurtured in the glamorous illusion of the world of haute couture, Belal now sees it as his responsibility to do better.

    I ask Professor Belal if he thinks his business model is applicable to fashion companies of all sizes. He does.

    “Look, I’m not saying everyone has to give away 50% of their profits. It’s quite aggressive. ONE432 is about showing people what is possible. It says “expect more”. If we, fully primed, can give that money away and have that level of transparency, so can other brands.

    “Setting a good price so that it is attractive to consumers, I understand that. Everyone loves it very much. But there has to be a floor. There must be a minimum that cannot be exceeded. Where your efficiency doesn’t turn into exploitation, or where you wield power over a community that can’t bargain with you.

    Belal thus advocates for a universal living wage, so that when big companies go looking for a place to manufacture their clothes, they get similar prices everywhere. “We say, ‘Look, you can’t go around the world looking for the best deal for yourself, exploiting the savings. In this way, the garment-producing countries have a chance.

    I express my skepticism that fashion CEOs who grew up privileged in the Global North could ever think in these terms. Belal laughs.

    “Yes, but I need a feeling of positivity when I wake up in the morning,” he jokes.

    Having participated in the excess of mainstream fashion himself, he believes that if he could change the way he does business, so could anyone else.

    “I had a belly full of every fashion faux pas you could think of,” Belal continues. “I come from a family that was part of [fast fashion], producing many top box brands. In my twenties, I did all kinds of cultural appropriations because I didn’t know any better. I exotified fashion. I started creating a luxury brand. I did everything.”

    He continues, “The reason I think I’m quite effective as a teacher is because I tell people everything I’ve done to participate in the ‘system’. I completely drank the Kool-Aid.

    In an industry that is notoriously lacking in accountability, Belal’s confession is refreshing.

    “The reason I admit this is because it does the movement no good to shame people with their self-righteousness. So I say ‘Hey, I did everything and it left me feeling empty.’ Everyone’s on their way, but my job as an educator is to say, “Hey man, if this is where you’re headed, let me save you some time.”

    Rebecca Coughlan is a graduate student in the MS in Sustainability Management program at Columbia University.


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    Will Poulter Used To Try To Imitate Ross Geller’s Friends Style Growing Up, Now He’s Interested In Robert Pattinson

    One such brand is Thom Browne, the American luxury label known for its chalk-striped suits, white, red and blue labels and playful accessories, such as sausage-dog shaped leather shoulder bags. Hours after Poulter went online, he attended the 21-year-old brand’s fall/winter runway show, held at the Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. “There’s something about the brand that I love,” says Poulter. “As I got older I learned to take more risks, but I always want to strike a balance between staying true to myself and looking like I’m in a suit. Thom Browne has perfected that balance and I still feel comfortable in clothes, even if they are sometimes a little more discreet.

    For the show, which was also attended by Jon Batiste and Teyana Taylor, Poulter worked with Thom Browne’s team to create an outfit. The actor opted for a pair of the brand’s signature striped pants, which he said suit his lithe figure perfectly, a navy shirt with gold buttons, a knitted polo shirt and a puffy cream overcoat. “It embodies what I love about Thom Browne – it’s fully wearable and I feel totally comfortable, but I don’t feel like an average guy walking down the street. There are variations in texture and a color scheme, and of course everything is so well done.

    Although Browne’s AW/22 outing wasn’t her first show (it’s her third time on the Browne FROW), Poulter’s relationship with fashion has only just begun. “I would love to get to a point where I have as good and recognized a style as someone like Robert Pattinson, to be honest,” he reveals. “I would love to too and I can probably only dream of collaborating with a brand on a collection. I’m actually a huge sneaker fan – I must have figured I won’t spend any money on Flight Club today – but a sneaker collaboration would be pretty cool to do. I love Nike and Jordan – I have the rare Virgil Off-White Nikes and a pair of Jordan 6 Infrared, which are my favourites. So yeah, give me a sneaker collab!

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    How wealthy is Lionel Richie’s daughter?

    Sofia Richie is an American social media star, model, and fashion designer. She has appeared in advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Adidas, among other top brands. She is the younger sister of television personality Nicole Richie and the youngest daughter of musician Lionel Richie.

    In this article, we are going to explore Sofia Richie net worth.

    Sofia Richie’s early life

    Sophie Richie was born in Los Angeles, California on August 24, 1998. Lionel Richie and Diana Alexander Richie are her parents. Sofia Richie is the younger sister of Miles and Nicole Richie.

    Michael Jackson was his godfather. Growing up and visiting Neverland Ranch, she became close to Paris Jackson. She started singing at age five and playing the piano at age seven.

    At 14, she began to take voice training. She also collaborated with her brother-in-law, Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden, in the studio. Richie attended Oaks Christian School for a few years before being homeschooled while his father was on tour.

    The professional life of Sofia Richie

    Sofia made her modeling debut at the age of 14 when she was featured in “Teen Vogue.” She signed her first modeling contract at age 15 with Mary Grace Swim, a swimwear company. She was featured in editorials for a variety of magazines and businesses in 2015, including “Elle Girl,” “Nylon,” and “Love Culture,” among others.

    Her first runway performance was at the annual Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection fashion show in February 2016, which took place during New York Fashion Week.

    In the years since her debut, the actress has appeared in a number of runway shows, including those for Chanel, Adidas and Dolce & Gabbana. She also appeared in advertisements and essays for a variety of magazines.

    Richie introduced Frankie’s Bikinis, a brightly colored swimwear brand, in July this year. Her collection included tie-dye, neon colors and vibrant floral patterns. The Sofia Richie x Missguided clothing line, which she developed for UK boutique Missguided, will be released in fall 2019.

    It featured 60 pieces with prizes ranging from $20 to $100. Items included, among others, little dresses, try-on pieces and conventional coordinated sets.

    Richie has collaborated with brands such as Lulus, Suspicious Antwerp clothing, Nip + Fab skincare and Cheetos, among others, as an Instagram influencer.

    Sofia had already been on the VH1 reality show “Candidly Nicole”, which was about her sister.

    Sofia Richie’s net worth

    Sofia Richie, an American model and fashion designer, is said to have a net worth of $8 million in 2022. She has appeared in advertisements for various well-known fashion brands.

    She is best known for dating Scott Disick from “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” As an Instagram influencer, Richie has worked with brands such as Lulus, Suspicious Antwerp, Nip + Fab and Cheetos.

    Scott Disick and Sofia Richie planned to move in together in the fall of 2019. The couple looked at a $19.9 million, 12,000 square foot home in Malibu while house hunting.

    The mansion, originally owned by actor Kelsey Grammar, features four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a spacious ballroom, a pond, a swimming pool, a gazebo and two tennis courts. Richie lives in a beautiful villa with a pool in Hollywood Hills.

    Instagram account of Sofia Richie

    Sofia Richie has 7.3 million followers on Instagram as of May 2022.

    Who is Sofia Richie in a relationship with?

    Sofia Richie and her fiancé, Elliot, are currently engaged. After they were spotted together in West Hollywood, California in 2021, she was said to be dating a music executive Elliot Grainge.

    Sofia Richie Net Worth

    She then verified their connection by posting a photo of them together on Instagram. Sofia confirmed their engagement on Instagram in April 2022. Elliot and Sofia are now happy with their current situation. Her sexual orientation is heterosexual.

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    Is Sofia Richie single?

    Sofia Richie is engaged to Elliot Grainge.

    How old is Sofia Richie?

    Sofia Richie is 23 years old.

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    French fashion

    Make Mother’s Day Festive with Frieda’s French Crepes

    LOS ALAMITOS, California — Togetherness has taken on a whole new meaning in recent years, and the special bond that moms share with their families is something to celebrate. A well-designed brunch can be simple and satisfying this Mother’s Day, highlighting how much we appreciate all that moms do.

    This year, make your store the pancake destination by creating tips and displays that will transform your store into a turnkey brunch destination. Include Frieda’s French Crepesspring vegetables like asparagus and bell peppers, and a variety of specialty cheeses to help shoppers answer, “How should we celebrate mom?”

    “When I think of the perfect Mother’s Day food, I think easy, loving, and delicious. My kids want to feel like they’ve ‘made’ something, but sometimes that can lead to bigger messes to clean up” , explains Cindy Sherman, director of marketing and innovation at Frieda’s Brand Produce. “One way around this problem is with Frieda’s French Breakfast Pancakes. My husband can whip up a batch of scrambled eggs, and the kids can wrap them in the pancakes and pile them on top of toppings like ripe avocados, apple slices, Brie cheese, and more.

    This year, it’s all about embracing unity. Let the team at Frieda work with you to create excitement in your stores, because moms (and really all of us) deserve a little more style this spring. Here’s to moms everywhere!

    About Frieda’s Inc.

    Frieda’s Branded Produce has been inspiring new culinary experiences for friends, families and foodies around the world since 1962. From kiwi fruit and dragon fruit to Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes and habanero peppers, Frieda’s has introduced more than 200 fruits and vegetables unique in the US market. . Founded by the late produce industry pioneer Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, subject of the 2015 documentary “Fear No Fruit”, the company is owned and operated by Frieda’s daughters, Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, in the Orange County, California. Find Frieda on Facebook, @FriedasProduceand Friedas.com. Inspire. To taste. Love.

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    Meet the Forbes Under 30 Europe members transforming art and culture

    From Spain’s youngest Michelin-starred chef to a founder who earns $1 million a year selling wine glasses designed to accentuate taste, this group of young people are making waves in fashion, art and design at across Europe.


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    when he was a baby, Khabane (Khaby) Lame moved from Senegal to Chivasso, Italy with his family in search of opportunities. Years later, Lame began his professional career working at a local factory. When the pandemic hit, he lost his job and didn’t know what to do. He took to TikTok, and his wordless videos poking fun at overly complicated life hacks, like this one about creating storage for a jar, quickly went viral. Today, he is the second most followed person on the social platform with 137 million followers. Couple his online fame with a major partnership with Hugo Boss earlier this year, and Lame was the obvious face of 2022. Forbes Under 30 European Art & Culture List.

    Our list highlights the most promising young people in the arts and other creative industries like fashion, modeling and theater performance across Europe. When developing this list, we consider applicants’ backgrounds, spheres of influence, and financial success. We seek candidates from our open online nominations page, as well as recommendations from alumni under 30, trusted sources, and cultural and academic institutions. To be considered for this year’s list, all nominees had to be under the age of 30 as of May 3, 2022 and have never previously been nominated on a 30 Under 30 list.

    The candidates were then evaluated by a jury made up of Anne-Sophie Pic, the most starred female chef in the world with nine stars for her restaurants in France and London; Guillaume (Saype) Legros, a French artist who creates monumental murals on grass and a former 2019 Under 30 Europe; and Amar Singh, alumnus of Under 30 Europe 2019 and founder of the Amar Singh Gallery, which specializes in the representation of overlooked female artists. Of those named to the final list, more than half are women and 50% identify as people of color.

    While the other members of the Art & Culture 2022 list may not be household names like 22-year-old Lame, they are no less influential in their communities. Take a London-based Asian-American designer Chet Lo, which draws inspiration from the thorny durian fruit for its halters, bags, cardigans and apparel under its eponymous brand. Through his brightly colored unconventional designs, he made fans of Dua Lipa, Kylie Jenner and Doja Cat, helping the 25-year-old transition from graduating from Central Saint Martins with well-heeled internships at Proenza Schouler and Maison Margiela has a designer for Look.

    Gallery: Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2022: Art & Culture

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    The list includes 13 first-generation Europeans. poet of speech Sophie Thakur, who is the first member of her Gambian family to be a born and bred Londoner, says she has produced her emotional works at over 80 universities and the House of Parliament, among other cultural institutions. The 26-year-old has turned lyrical flow into deal flow, teaming up with brand giants Nike, Samsung and MTV. Fellow first-generation performer and Londoner Malik Nashad Sharpe, the 29-year-old who performs under the pseudonym Marikiscrycrycry, has been artist-in-residence at Tate Modern and performer at the Center for Human Rights in the United States and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Their work aims to disrupt social currency and force viewers to confront dark perspectives.

    Tobi Kyeremateng, a 26-year-old independent producer and founder of the Black Ticket Project works tirelessly to expose working-class black youth to theater. First Generation Founder of Lexxola Zane Saleh29, represents a more classic Forbes hit. He has sold more than 50,000 sunglasses to customers of his designer eyewear brand, including Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner and Lorde, in 3,000 cities, and he was the first member of his Iraqi family to be born in London.

    Saleh is not the only glass tycoon on the list. For the first time in the history of Under 30 Europe, the founder of a company that exclusively manufactures luxury wine glasses appears on our list. Wine lover, entrepreneur based in Switzerland Alexander Mackh, 27, wanted a chalice that accentuated the tannins, acidity and body of his wine. He started the blown glass company Grassl Grass to do just that. This year, the company expects to raise more than $1 million in revenue by selling to restaurants and wine lovers.



    For a link to our full list of arts and culture, Click hereand for full 2022 30 Under 30 Europe coverage, Click here.

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    BTC Markets goes couture in partnership with Australian Fashion Week

    BTC Markets Partners with Australian Fashion Week to Launch NFT Dress

    Today, BTC Markets announced that they are the “Official Afterpay Australian Fashion Week Partner”.

    Via Twitter, BTC Markets tweeted,

    “A week-long exhibition of Australia’s amazing designers will collide with #crypto, with lots of cool giveaways to come – watch this space!”

    This year, Afterpay Australia Fashion Week will run from May 9-13.

    Once again, crypto exchanges view major events as opportunities to build brand awareness and engage with target audiences.

    BTC Markets CEO Caroline Bowler shared the announcement on Twitter, tweeting,

    “Taking Crypto to the catwalk! Another first from @BTCMarkets – Official Cryptocurrency Partner for Afterpay Australian Fashion Week. We also have a great collaboration with Daniel Avakian to share with lots more goodies to announce!”

    Bowler will also be a speaker at Afterpay Australia Fashion Week’s “The Talks” on Tuesday, May 10.

    Australian Fashion Week announcement the event indicating,

    “Fashion week has entered the metaverse, with NFTs and augmented reality gaining popularity among consumers who want more ways to shop and interact with brands. The session will break down fashion-tech trends .

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    Régine, whose nightclub gave a new dawn to nightlife, dies at 92

    She was born Rachelle Zylberberg in Belgium just as the Great Depression hit: a Jewish child abandoned as an infant by her single mother and left alone at age 12 when her father, a drunken Polish refugee, was arrested by the Nazis in France . She hid in a convent, where she was beaten. After the war, she sold bras on the streets of Paris and vowed to become rich and famous one day.

    In 1957, calling herself Régine, she borrowed money and opened a nightclub in the basement in a Parisian alley. She couldn’t afford live music, so patrons danced to a jukebox. Business was bad and the young owner, in a decision that would have shaken social historians for decades, concluded that the problem was the jukebox.

    “When the music stopped, you could hear kisses in the corners,” she told the BBC, using British slang for hugging and kissing. “It killed the atmosphere. Instead, I set up two turntables so there was no gap in the music. I was a bartender, doorman, restroom attendant, hostess, and I I also put the records in. It was the very first disco and I was the very first disc jockey in the club.

    Thus began Chez Régine, widely regarded as the world’s premier nightclub. In the 1970s, its owner built a $500 million empire of 23 clubs in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, including Regine’s in Manhattan, the most famous nightclub of its time, welcoming crowds stretch limo arts and entertainment stars, society celebrities, princes, playboys and Beautiful People.

    Régine, whose chain of clubs peaked in the 80s and died out in the 90s, victim of an open drug culture and radical changes in the club scene, died on Sunday. She was 92 years old.

    Her death was announced on Instagram by her friend French actor and comedian Pierre Palmade, who did not specify the cause or say where she died.

    Plump and effervescent empresaria with flamboyant red hair, Régine was known to all as “the queen of the night”. With great fanfare, she opened her New York club in 1976 on the ground floor of Delmonico’s Hotel, at the intersection of 59th Street and Park Avenue. She moved into the hotel’s penthouse suite. The city had just gone through a fiscal crisis, but for its posh clientele, that didn’t matter.

    Régine has made exclusivity an art. She attracted privileged classes by selling 2,000 club memberships for $600 each and requiring tuxedos and evening dresses to enter. She installed a flashing ‘disco full’ sign outside to discourage hoi polloi and a sliding peephole at the door to inspect suppliants for admission to the pounding music and gold-plated glamor of her Valhalla.

    She kissed celebrities: Salvador Dalí, Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Joan Collins, Andy Warhol, Milos Forman, Mick Jagger, Anthony Quinn, Brooke Shields. No one was admitted on heavy cover charges after the New York State Liquor Authority threatened to sue her for ‘social discrimination’. She handled the advertising masterfully. She once wore a live boa constrictor, a gift from Federico Fellini.

    On any given night, you might see Françoise Sagan, Brigitte Bardot, Diane von Furstenberg, Ben Vereen, Hubert de Givenchy and Stevie Wonder in a crowd with Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Robert Mitchum, with Jack Nicholson and John Gotti conspiring at a table. Régine was strict about the application of her dress code. His friend Mick Jagger has already been refused entry for showing up in trainers.

    Régine danced all night with Gene Kelly, then disappeared with him for 15 days. “Yeah, we had private relationships,” she told Elle in 2011.

    She remembers the wondering face of John Wayne when they first met: “Are you the Regine?

    And Robin Leach, columnist for the rich and famous, told him that reporting from Paris was a breeze: “You would just go to Regine’s every night and wait for the princesses to arrive.”

    Régine energizes the evenings with “happenings”. One in Paris was a “Jean Harlow evening”. Patrons in platinum wigs arrived in white limos, walked down a white-carpeted sidewalk, and strolled around in white tuxedos and skin-tight white dresses with white feather boas.

    Saluting July 14 in New York, the patriots included Governor Hugh L. Carey, Ethel Kennedy, Margaux Hemingway, Elizabeth Taylor and John Warner (then Chairman of the United States Bicentennial Commission) and Senator George S. McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate.

    “If anyone had any doubts about celebrating an event that theoretically ended the privileged class, in a room about 40 times more crowded than the Bastille keep on that fateful day, no one voiced their doubts” , reported the New York Times. “To be fair, it was somewhat difficult to make anything more than isolated words audible.”

    In the late 1970s, Régine’s expansion reached its peak. Besides flagships in Paris and New York, it had clubs in Monte Carlo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Saint Tropez, London, Dusseldorf, Los Angeles, Miami, Cairo, Kuala Lumpur and many other cities. All were in privileged places. His marketing analyzes included lists of each city’s elite, to be cultivated as club members and financiers.

    Asked about funding her clubs, she insisted that all she invested was her name, never her money. Some of her clubs, she explained, were franchises owned by local entrepreneurs who paid up to $500,000 and gave her stock discounts to use her name. She also owned restaurants, cafes and a magazine; sold lines of clothing and perfumes; and sponsored dance classes and ocean cruises.

    She was an entertainer by the side, with small roles in films including ‘The Seven-Per-Cent Solution’ (1976), a Sherlock Holmes tale starring Nicol Williamson and Laurence Olivier, and was moderately popular singer in Paris and New York. She had a hit with a French version of “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor in 1978, and made her singing debut at Carnegie Hall in 1970.

    “Although Régine had a strong, dark voice, she made little effort to use it as a flexible instrument,” wrote Robert Sherman in a review for The Times. “Régine’s sassy appearance and lively stage manners cover a multitude of inflexibilities, and the sheer exuberance of her performance was, in itself, more than enough to seduce.”

    Régine’s popularity in New York and around the world gradually faded in the 1980s, overtaken by trendier clubs like Studio 54, the Manhattan nightclub founded in 1977 by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. It has also attracted celebrities, but also a sex-and-drug clientele and hanger crowds looking for a glimpse of decadent chic.

    “At the end of the decade, the party began to calm down”, New York magazine reported in a retrospective on Régine’s in 1999. “A new generation of clubbers found their club stuffy and stuffy, and even Régine’s most loyal loyalists found it hard to resist the sexy allure of Studio 54.”

    “You didn’t feel like you could start using cocaine on the tables at Regine’s,” said Bob Colacello, the author and social critic, in New York. “She wasn’t throwing quaaludes at movie stars. She didn’t have shirtless bartenders. She didn’t have what people wanted when times changed.

    The woman behind Régine’s mystique was born in Etterbeek, Belgium on December 26, 1929, to emigrants from Poland, Joseph Zylberberg and Tauba Rodstein. In an unhappy and unstable childhood, she never knew her mother, who abandoned the family and went to Argentina, but remembered her father as a charming gambler and drinker who ran a small restaurant in Paris. Rachelle, as she was called in an interview with the Boston Globe, had a brother, Maurice, and a half-sister, Evelyne.

    As a child, she served at the tables of her father’s restaurant near Montmartre. After the occupation of Paris by the Germans in 1940, his father was arrested and sent to a prison camp. She hid for two years in a Catholic convent, where she said she was beaten by other girls because she was Jewish. Her father escaped and, according to one account, she was briefly held hostage by the Gestapo.

    After the war, she dreamed of a glamorous life and sometimes glimpsed what it might look like. “When I saw Rita Hayworth and Aly Khan, in the center of all eyes at the best table of a chic restaurant in Deauville, I swore to myself one day to sit where they were”, he said. she told the New York Post in 1973.

    At 16, she married Leon Rothcage. They had a son, Lionel Rotcage, and divorced after a few years. In 1969, she married Roger Choukroun, who helped her manage her properties. They divorced in 2004. Her son died in 2006.

    Complete information about the survivors was not immediately available.

    By the late 1990s, Régine’s international empire had shrunk to a handful of clubs in France, a location in Istanbul, and a restaurant-lounge in New York called Rage.

    For the past few years, she’s lived in Paris, managed her affairs, supported charities, thrown the occasional party, and seen old friends. In 2015, she published a book of photographs and reminiscences, “Mes Nuits, Mes Rencontres”. Photos showed her with Charles Aznavour, Oscar de la Renta, Diana Vreeland, Michael Jackson and many more.

    “My son is the only thing I miss,” she told Women’s Wear Daily. “I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. I do not care. I want them to laugh with me and be happy.

    Alex Traub contributed reporting.

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    Fashion brand Lekucci Global unveils Afrocentric collection

    A fashion company, Lekucci Global Nigeria Limited, has unveiled its Afrocentric (AC’22) collection.

    According to the brand’s Managing Director and Creative Director, Adelekan Mogbodofo, the collection features a combination of traditional fabrics that represent contemporary Africa with a blend of selected pieces of Africa’s paramount art, fabrics and accessories. Africa.

    Speaking about what inspired him to design the collection, Mogbodofo said: “Afrocentricity is an idea and a philosophy that gained momentum during the time when black people were colonized without reference to their culture. , their language or their identity.

    “African identity and black nationalism are expressed through the wearing of African and African-inspired clothing. Afrocentric collections are cultural products of Nigerians, the black diaspora community and are worn exclusively or incorporated into Western dresses.

    Also speaking at the launch of the collection, the company’s Brand Manager, Fadeshola Ojamomi, said, “Fashion is very important. It’s invigorating and like everything that gives pleasure, it’s worth doing well. In order to guarantee our customers a more fashionable look in 2023, we had to introduce the Afrocentric collection. It is a collection that defines who we are as Africans and what we should look like.

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