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Sunday Funday Moment: Famous Latina Fashion Brand Holds LA Pop-Up Tour in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas– From LA to El Paso. Los Angeles-based clothing brand Hija De Tu Madre traveled to the border this weekend to spread their positive message to all Jefas in our community.

“I only had $500 and I was living at home, so I really built this whole business on one product which is our Virgencita jacket that I wear and that was it,” said Patty Delgado, Founder, CEO and Designer of Latina Lifestyle Brand, Hija De Tu Madre.

Being the daughter of two Mexican immigrants, Delgado always knew she wanted to create something that represented her culture while empowering women and future entrepreneurs.

“I founded the company in 2016, it was during the 2016 election and I felt very called to create a space to celebrate culture,” Delgado said. “During this time, I was hearing so many negative stereotypes about immigrants and Latinos and just wanted to create a really safe space that celebrates our identity through something as simple as fashion.

Fast forward 6 years later and Hija De Tu Madre has sold products to people in over 30 countries, and this weekend the lifestyle brand held their three-day border pop-up tour and their first stop was at local Latina-owned business, Relic of Chuco.

“It’s really exciting, one that they chose to stop in El Paso and two that it’s another Latina owned business but on a bigger scale so even just seeing another business on a bigger scale scale is really motivating. I hope Latinas here are business owners and for Latinas in general to carry the brand,” said Chelsie Evaldi, owner of Chuco Relic.

Locals spent their Friday afternoon shopping for unique clothing, accessories and stationery the brand is known for.

Patty Delgado, founder of Hija De Tu Madre

Delgado hopes this border pit stop can keep El Paso and LA a little more connected.

“There’s a huge community here that we haven’t been able to connect with so much in real life,” Delgado said. “We’re based in Los Angeles so it’s really important for us to grow outside of that cause Latinos are everywhere we really wanted to connect with our Texas community.

And Delgado encourages people to continue supporting small businesses in their area.

“It’s about investing in your community and putting your money where it matters and that’s in our community and that’s where people need it most,” Delgado said.

Hija De Tu Madre’s short-lived tour wraps up in El Paso on Sunday afternoon at the Upper Valley Market, but they’ll cross into New Mexico and Phoenix. Click here for details on upcoming tour dates.

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Stella Maxwell Takes Style Advice From Kill Bill In Yellow Jacket And Tights For CR Fashion Book

Stella Maxwell takes style advice from Kill Bill as she poses in a yellow zip-up jacket and tights on the cover of CR Fashion Book










She often wears unusual ensembles for designer brands.

And Stella Maxwell, 31, followed Kill Bill’s style advice as she posed in a yellow zip-up jacket and tights on the cover of CR Fashion Book, ahead of #CRGirls2022 in partnership with Palm Angels.

The Victoria’s Secret model’s outfit looked strikingly similar to the famous yellow and black jumpsuit worn by Uma Thurman’s character, The Bride, in Kill Bill.

Fierce: Stella Maxwell, 31, followed Kill Bill’s style advice as she posed in a yellow zip-up jacket and tights on the cover of CR Fashion Book, ahead of #CRGirls2022 in partnership with Palm Angels

Stella boosted her long pins with a pair of white pointed stilettos and completed her unusual look with a yellow manicure.

Palm Angel’s striking jacket featured a black stripe down the hem, giving his look a distinctly Kill Bill-inspired feel.

In October, Stella returned to The Lions modeling agency – which also represents Irina Shayk, Candice Swanepoel, Jasmine Tookes, Kate Upton, Sara Sampaio and Shanina Shaik.

It’s unclear in which territories Lions managing partner Ali Kavoussi will be tasked with negotiating future Fendi show modeling work.

We see you: Her outfit looked strikingly like the famous yellow and black jumpsuit worn by Uma Thurman's character, The Bride, in Kill Bill (pictured)

We see you: Her outfit looked strikingly like the famous yellow and black jumpsuit worn by Uma Thurman’s character, The Bride, in Kill Bill (pictured)

It’s only been seven months since Stella signed with IMG Models for jobs specifically in New York, Los Angeles and Milan.

And for many years, Elite Model Management has managed Maxwell jobs specifically in Paris.

And although the University of Otago graduate got her break in 2015 as an “angel” for Victoria’s Secret, she hasn’t represented the old-school lingerie brand since December.

On October 16, Stella shared a video of herself holding a soccer ball during a photoshoot on the beach while wearing a strappy bikini, which she captioned, “Touchdown. .. Coming soon !”

Legs for days: Stella boosted her long pins with a pair of white pointed stilettos

Legs for days: Stella boosted her long pins with a pair of white pointed stilettos

In the past, Stella is said to have had romantic relationships with women like Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus, Bella Hadid, Lily-Rose Depp, Taylor Hill, and Barbara Palvin.

“Honestly, I’ve never worried about my sexuality,” the Belgian and Northern Irish-Kiwi bombshell told The Advocate last year.

“I can’t wait for the world to get to the point where we don’t think about someone’s sexual preference, their gender. Let’s truly live, embrace and celebrate people’s individuality.

If Stella has a type, it’s “kind and honest” people who “love dogs and animals” and “have space in your life to share.”

Making moves: In October, Stella returned to The Lions modeling agency

Making moves: In October, Stella returned to The Lions modeling agency

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Entertainment News Roundup: The Blonds wrap up New York Fashion Week with a scintillating show; Brad Pitt sues his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling a stake in a French vineyard and more

Below is a summary of the entertainment news briefs.

The Blonds close New York Fashion Week with a scintillating show

Designer duo The Blonds wrapped up New York Fashion Week on Wednesday with a glittering show of hand-stitched outfits covered in laser-cut crystals, glittering heels and jewels. The brand, which co-designer Phillipe Blond described as extremely over-the-top, bubbly and dangerous, drew inspiration from vampires and The Matrix for its fall 2022 collection.

Ten million Americans tune in to watch Olympic figure skating drama

15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s failing performance during Thursday night’s long routine drew an audience of 10.3 million on Olympic TV and NBCUniversal’s digital broadcasts, figures show. of the network. The U.S. prime-time replay of the skating competition drew 1.4 million more viewers than the previous night’s Olympic coverage, NBC said.

Rupert Murdoch family documentary slated for CNN+ streaming service

A new documentary series, “The Murdochs: Empire of Influence,” will premiere on CNN+ when the streaming subscription service launches in the spring, the company announced Thursday. The series is based on the New York Times Magazine article by Jonathan Mahler and Jim Rutenberg titled “How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World”, which examined the legacy of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

The Oscars will require COVID tests for all, vaccines for most

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will require attendees of the 94th Academy Awards in March to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and at least two negative PCR test results, a person with knowledge said Thursday. the subject. Performers and presenters with the film industry’s highest honors must also undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, but will not need to show proof of vaccination, the source said.

Paul McCartney announces a 14-date US tour, first concerts since 2019

Sir Paul McCartney plans to kick off a 14-date US concert tour of the Pacific Northwest this spring, marking his first streak of live performances since wrapping up a world tour in 2019, the former Beatle announced on Friday. . The “Got Back” tour will open April 28 in Spokane, Wash., McCartney’s first show in that city, followed by back-to-back shows at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on May 2 and 3, according to the published tour schedule. on its official website.

Brad Pitt is suing his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling a stake in a French vineyard

Brad Pitt has sued his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling her stake in a French wine estate they bought together – and where they were married – to a Russian businessman. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Thursday, Pitt said Jolie broke their agreement not to sell their interests in Chateau Miraval without the other’s consent by selling her stake to a unit of Stoli Group, a controlled spirits maker. by oligarch Yuri Shefler.

Spanish story of family farm under threat wins Berlinale Golden Bear

Spanish director Carla Simon’s ‘Alcarras’, which explores the divisions torn within a close-knit family of Catalan farmers as they face eviction from their ancestral plot, won the Film Festival’s top prize on Wednesday. from Berlin. Simon herself grew up on a peach farm in the village of Alcarras, and her film was made with amateur actors from that region whom she recruited at village fairs and trained to play several generations of a family. smallholders.

Assassin’s Creed maker Ubisoft sees fiscal year results below forecasts

Ubisoft, the maker of the hit “Assassin’s Creed” video game franchise, said Thursday it expects to report full-year results at the lower end of its guidance despite ongoing fourth-quarter growth. “We can still reach the top of (the forecast) because we have a lot of content to release and an upside is possible, but it’s fair to say that at the moment the forecast is at the lower end of the forecast” , said the chief financial officer. said Frederick Duguet during a conference call.

Pop star Troye Sivan fights HIV stigma in his first major film role

Australian pop singer Troye Sivan, whose YouTube videos and music have inspired a generation of LGBTQ+ young people, wants his first major film role to challenge ignorance around HIV/AIDS. In “Three Months,” Sivan plays 17-year-old Caleb, who is exposed to HIV after a one-night stand on the eve of his high school graduation.

Iconic Madonna dress and pre-Beatles drum kit up for auction in California

The pink Marilyn Monroe-style dress worn by pop star Madonna in her 1984 ‘Material Girl’ music video and a drum set used by the prototype Beatles are some of the items up for auction at a musical memorabilia auction in California. The Madonna lot, consisting of a pink satin dress with a strapless top and an oversized pink satin bow, satin opera gloves and rhinestone bracelets, is estimated between $100,000 and $200,000 when it will go under the hammer in May, as part of the “Music Icons” auction at Julien’s Auctions.

(With agency contributions.)

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Runway of Dreams Launches Adaptive Fashion Show in Los Angeles – Footwear News

The Runway of Dreams Foundation is heading west.

The non-profit organization working for inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities will hold its first show in Los Angeles next month. The one-of-a-kind adaptive fashion show, aptly titled “A Fashion Revolution” is presented by Kohl’s and will take place at NeueHouse Studios in Hollywood on March 8.

According to the organization, the evening will feature adaptive clothing and footwear from top brands such as main sponsor Kohl’s and other sponsors such as Target, Zappos, JCPenney, Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive, No Limbits and Stride Rite. This will be the first time these brands have showcased their responsive designs on the same runway in Los Angeles. Notably, LVMH provided support with platinum sponsorship of the fashion show event, the nonprofit organization said.

“Hollywood is all about making dreams come true, and it felt fitting that we were bringing Runway of Dreams to Los Angeles,” said Mindy Scheier, Founder and CEO of Runway of Dreams Foundation and Gamut Management. “As with all of our events, I hope this show shines a light on this underserved population, calls for critical change in the fashion industry, and reveals that inclusivity doesn’t stop at size or shape. Everyone deserves the right to look good and feel good about themselves, and consumers deserve that access.


Influencer Grace Strobel walks the runway for the Runway Of Dreams Foundation Fashion Show on September 9, 2021 in New York City.

CREDIT: Monica Schipper of Getty Images

The show will feature over 60 models with varying disabilities and differences, ethnicities and backgrounds to showcase mainstream adaptive clothing and footwear options and highlight the necessary changes needed in the fashion industry. .

Runway of Dreams was founded in 2014 by Scheier – a fashion designer and mother of a disabled child – who envisioned a world where disability-friendly clothing would be common.

Scheier launched its charity shows with Zappos Adaptive as its main sponsor in 2019. The online shoe retailer is among the industry pioneers in creating footwear for people with disabilities. Zappos’ adaptive shopping platform launched in April 2017 – three years after a customer, in a phone call with an employee, asked if she could trade in a pair of shoes for her granddaughter. son, who was autistic and needed help tying shoelaces on his own. .

Since then, the retailer has launched the Single and Different Size Shoes program – through which customers can purchase a single shoe or two shoes of different sizes and widths to create a pair – as well as Ugg Universal, a collection in partnership with the shoemaker. sheepskin that offers functional iterations of two iconic styles: the Classic Short and the Neumel.

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Imitation of Christ Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Since its inception two decades ago, Imitation of Christ, a collaborative platform for fashion, art and environmental responsibility, has often been ahead of the industry. Too soon, in fact, to get credit for disruptions like upcycling (in the year 2000) and shows as performances (the brand followed up its funeral show with a red carpet arrival presentation for the fall 2001). This season finds Tara Subkoff exactly on time as she showcases a fall collection of digital apparel, created with Adam Teninbaum, Principal VFX and Animation Director at AST.NYC that only exists in the Metaverse. (It’s possible that some of these Web 3 renders will be made into clothing at a later date.)

Because so much of what IOC has done is tinkering and doing, from picking and splicing vintage to screen printing, this leap in technology seems particularly dramatic; but at the same time, it fits perfectly with Subkoff’s relentless curiosity and fascination with what’s next and what fashion can be and do.

When Subkoff relaunched IOC in 2020, she did so, she said on a call, “as a collaboration platform,” and she worked with a rotating cast of young creative directors. , encouraging and mentoring their talents. The attractions of the metaverse for Subkoff are many and include its reach and inclusiveness. “What’s really fun about it is that you can really define physics, gravity and play in different areas,” she said. “You don’t have to worry about the fit so much; anyone can wear it—your avatar can wear it, [or] someone else, and I think that’s kind of fun too. In addition, the carbon footprint of their production is limited. Subkoff is also passionate about the ability to be cause-driven in the Metaverse. For the fall, she collaborated with photojournalist Lynsey Addario, whose images relating to climate change and the California wildfires are projected onto Subkoff’s creations. Surprisingly for a vintage hunter, Subkoff has had a passion for science fiction since childhood. Her father ran an antique store across from the Forbidden Planet comic book store, where she escaped to other worlds. She seemed to have resurfaced in this collection, which has a futuristic aesthetic, and includes what look like liquid metal hooded dresses with various graphics, one in the signature IOC “font”. Other than that small touch, most designs in this collection bear little resemblance to the brand’s earlier work, although some volumes seem to nod to Valentino’s collaboration with Moncler. Subkoff took a go-for-it approach to these designs – essentially technological versions of paper dolls – taking advantage of the endless possibilities of the medium.

This IOC collection will be part of Decentraland Fashion Week in March, which is perhaps a better fit than on the New York calendar, as they require different review criteria. While this project is in line with the brand’s ethos, the aesthetic is a world apart from most of what’s come before. Subkoff has always made us confront the past with the present. She challenged fashion’s fascination with the new and the multiple, producing one-of-a-kind pieces presented via multimedia shows, whether it was a show on an escalator or concurrent events in New York and Los Angeles. IOC was inimitable in the way Subkoff was able to use clothing as vehicles for concepts. As progressive as this project is in some ways, in others it seems to be stuck in neutral, still accessible and at the same time out of reach.

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Reese Cooper Men’s Collection Fall 2022

In the middle of a Zoom call with Reese Cooper, the power goes out in his new studio in Los Angeles. In the frame, he’s frozen holding a navy plaid anorak that folds over itself, the garment caught somewhere between sartorial tradition and the gorpy streetwear that Cooper is known for. It’s a funny place where everything goes haywire because this piece of clothing, in many ways, symbolizes everything he’s trying to do with his Fall 2022 collection: take a leap towards more fitted, sophisticated and “adults” without losing the rebellious, outdoorsy heart of its brand.

His views on fashion began to change during the pandemic and after two outdoor shows in Los Angeles, he was certain Fall 2022 would be his return to Paris Fashion Week. But no ! Even so, he began to design the collection keeping in mind the refined traditions of Paris. Her checks and houndstooth prints are hand-drawn in her studio with subtle incorporations of the brand’s deer logo hidden in the pleats of the pants. Camouflage, a staple of his work, is so tonal you might not even realize it’s camouflage.

For the first time, Cooper sews, his own way. A mossy cropped cargo jacket and wide leg pants with metal clip detailing are his take on a suit. He tested them at the CFDA Awards last November and hopes his customers will experience “the widest leg pants we’ve ever made”.

A 12-hour Instagram live stream was designed to convince Cooper friends and clients to step out of their comfort zone. In partnership with the platform and Shopify, Cooper released his entire lookbook for the world to see. It’s a six-camera setup where “anything can go wrong,” he laughs. Let’s just hope the tide doesn’t go out on such a big leap forward.

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Could Detroit be the next fashion city?

“I think our landlord is like, ‘What are you guys doing?'” Cassidy Tucker said, sitting alongside her sister Kelsey on a Zoom call from their Detroit studio last week. . Around them was a stack of 50 original artworks, with several 8ft by 4ft wall sculptures meant to resemble the pages of a giant storybook. The art was to be pressed into the 26-foot truck they had rented to transport the lot from Detroit to New York for an exhibit called “Don’t Sleep on Detroit.”

Cassidy, 27, and Kelsey, 25, are the founders of Deviate, a playful, unisex line of street and workwear that launched in late 2018 and is produced entirely in Detroit. The sisters love and believe in their hometown’s creative energy so much that their entire business model is built around nurturing and sharing it.

They have recruited more than 50 local artists – fashion and textile designers, muralists, painters, graphic designers and ceramicists – to contribute to the work of the “Don’t Sleep on Detroit” showcase, which will also serve as a fashion presentation for the Fall 2022 from Deviate.

The idea behind the exhibition, which will be held in New York on February 2 and 3 as a press and industry event, is a core conceit of Mohammed/Mountain: Bringing the creative world of Detroit into the court of the big ones. The showcase will return to Detroit and open to the public later this year.

Detroit has long been in the fashion orbit. Highly influential retailer Linda Dresner, credited with bringing Jil Sander, Martin Margiela and Comme des Garçons to the United States, ran stores in New York and Birmingham, Michigan, about half an hour from Detroit, for decades. One of the few black designers to be a mainstay on the New York scene, Tracy Reese returned to Detroit in 2019 to launch her enduring collection, Hope for Flowers. Carhartt, the workwear brand that is increasingly linked to street fashion and hype, was founded in Detroit in 1889.

Over the past year or so, interest in Detroit has been reignited by global players: Gucci launched a collaboration with local brand Detroit Vs. Everybody, founded by Tommey Walker Jr., for a capsule collection of T-shirts and announced the opening of a new store in downtown Detroit; Hermès opened a store in the city; and in October, Bottega Veneta hosted what would be creative director Daniel Lee’s final fashion show for the Detroit house.

In March, Michigan’s first historically black college, the former Lewis College of Business, will reopen as the design-focused Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design.

“When people think of Detroit, they don’t think much of the positivity the city has to offer,” Cassidy Tucker said. “It’s often overshadowed by some of the most sensational elements in its history – the struggle, the triumph, the struggle.”

The New York showcase is set up like a storybook written by Kesley Tucker, creative director of Deviate, titled “A Bird Trusts Its Wings.” A metaphor for non-traditional creative careers, the story follows the main character who, mired in self-doubt, wakes up in a bustling world in which all of his ideas have been exiled to live out the rest of his days.

By revisiting them and interacting with them, she realizes that she wants to share them with the world. If the story provides a dreamy backdrop for the showcase, the subtext for it is the tenacity of rambling DIY.

“There’s always a lot of pressure, like, ‘You should be there. You should be doing this,’ Ms Tucker said of her decision to choose to carve her way off the well-trodden roads to the capitals of the fashion like New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris.” The showcase is really us putting the foot down and saying, ‘We can do this from Detroit and bring it to you.'”

Ms. Tucker studied fashion design at Wayne State University in downtown Detroit. After an internship with Vera Wang in Los Angeles, she realized she wasn’t interested in big brand work. “What I’ve learned the most is that fashion is a chore,” she said. “Everything you do in this life is drudgery, but you have to choose your path.”

Hers was driving home and teaming up with her sister who, after graduating from Princeton, had been involved in a ride-sharing startup called Splt and wanted to get involved in social entrepreneurship.

“We were on a mission to put Detroit on the fashion map,” Cassidy said.

How to do that? They had no idea.

They started by reaching out to people in the community, bringing together mentors including Ms. Reese. There’s also Christina Chen, who does public relations for Deviate and has fashion experience at Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, Shinola and StockX, and Ben Ewy, the vice president of design, research and development at Carhartt.

“People here create their own scenes and have done so for a long time, whether it’s automotive, Detroit techno or workwear,” Ewy said. “People here think differently and create unique products.”

An eco-consciousness is built into Deviate’s ethos – the Tuckers produce almost everything locally and use scrap fabric to cut their clothes when they can – but the social impact is greater. Kelsey mentioned the Antwerp Six, Motown and the Wu-Tang Clan as collectives who started in neglected places and amplified their talents through the power of numbers.

Deviate has also partnered with the Industry Club of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Michigan to offer paid internships. And last year, the company launched the Lost Artists Collective: a series of house parties requiring artists to bring some of their work to enter (they could walk away with someone else’s) which is became a community resource and was the starting point for “Don’t Sleep in Detroit.

Marlo Broughton, 34, a painter and illustrator who helped introduce Detroit Vs. Everyone with his cousin Walker, first heard from Kelsey and Cassidy via direct message, inviting him to one of the parties at the house of the collective of artists, then to participate in the showcase. “They showed me everything and had a full plan,” he said.

The sisters also reached out to Sydney James, 42, a fine muralist and artist, who contributed a photo of her 8,000-square-foot mural, “Girl With the D Earring,” a reinterpretation of Vermeer’s painting “Girl With a Pearl Earring”. featuring a black woman wearing an Old English D.

“I didn’t necessarily understand what it was, but I liked the ‘why’,” Ms James said after being approached for the showcase. “It’s like, ‘We’re going to make them look at us.'”

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She grew up watching her parents work in garment factories. Now she designs clothes for the rich and famous

Beverly Hills, California — Fashion designer Johana Hernandez spends her days designing glamorous clothes, but she has never forgotten her humble beginnings.

Hernandez grew up watching her immigrant parents sew clothes in Los Angeles garment factories. She now has her own fashion boutique, Glaudi, in the heart of Beverly Hills.

The name of his shop pays homage to his mother, Gladis, who now works alongside him. Hernandez also created a men’s line inspired by his father, who recently passed away from COVID-19.

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Fashion designer Johana Hernandez grew up watching her immigrant parents sew clothes in Los Angeles garment factories.

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“I just saw, like my parents or Latinos working as laborers, like I never thought I could have my own business or make a living making nice clothes,” Hernandez told CBS News.

She spent her early years in Compton, as did tennis great Serena Williams, who now sports her designs.

“She’s earned her spot. And I think that’s how I’d like to be seen,” Hernandez said. “I earned this through hard work.”

She’s also the first Salvadoran to walk Paris Fashion Week and helped build a school in her parents’ homeland.

“I just wanted to do something that empowers the community and allows those who are silent to be heard through me,” she said. “It’s very empowering to let people be proud of where they come from.”

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NFL selects four streetwear brands for Super Bowl capsules – WWD

The National Football League has enlisted four Los Angeles-based streetwear brands to create capsule collections for Super Bowl LVI, which takes place Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

The core merchandise collaboration program, called Origins: An NFL Collection, aims to celebrate the culture of Los Angeles and its connection to the NFL. The brands selected for the Super Bowl LVI collection are: Bella Doña, Bricks & Wood, Circulate and Rip N Repair.

“Origins: An NFL Collection represents a new avenue of fashion representation for the NFL and shows how the league can use its platform to showcase design talent in event host cities,” said Joe Ruggiero. , senior vice president of consumer products for the NFL. “Los Angeles is extremely diverse and Bella Doña, Bricks & Wood, Circulate and Rip N Repair epitomize the uniqueness of a community that is leading the way in streetwear. There’s no better way to showcase these brands than by bringing them together to share their origin stories through products for our fans.

Each brand has been hand-selected to collaborate with the NFL and will leverage their distinct styles and backgrounds for the capsules. Bella Doña, a Latina-owned brand, celebrates the spirit of sisterhood with roots in Chicano and cultural LA; Bricks & Wood is a black-owned, South Central-based clothing company that focuses on storytelling; Circulate is a black-owned skate brand that strives to sell experiences as well as apparel, and Rip N Repair is a collective of creatives exploring being Asian in America.

“To become more authentically connected to our host cities, it was important for the NFL to find ways to collaborate more with the local brands that are the fabric of the communities we enter,” said Eddie Capobianco, vice president of marketing. influence for the NFL. . “With the launch of Origins: An NFL Collection, we now have the opportunity to do just that by spotlighting local talent and integrating them into how we commemorate NFL events, bringing their creative designs to our huge fan base. Bella Doña, Bricks & Wood, Circulate and Rip N Repair are the cultures, communities and people that shape Los Angeles, and we can’t wait to see their visions come to life for this limited-edition collection.

Origins: An NFL Collection will be showcased at a pop-up store event in Los Angeles on February 6 and will be available for purchase that day through February 13 at the Super Bowl NFL Store at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The capsules will also be sold online on the NFL Shop website beginning Feb. 7.

Additionally, video features for each capsule are created by Los Angeles-based MadebyJames of production company Basewood, who will document the designers and their Los Angeles roots, their capsules, and what the Origins: An NFL Collection collaboration means. for their communities and cultures. The music will be produced by students at 1500 Sound Academy, a music school founded by Grammy Award winners James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson based in Inglewood, California.

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9 American clothing brands to shop right now

You might think American clothing brands are already on your radar, but there are plenty of lesser-known brands worthy of your attention.

While we love British clothing brands, there’s no denying that our friends across the pond have an eclectic mix of styles and influences that aren’t easy to emulate. And a look at American clothing brands proves just how varied the options really are. You’ll probably recognize denim legends Levi’s and sports giant Nike as hailing from the United States. And as one of the major fashion hubs, many big names are also featured at New York Fashion Week, such as Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, to name just two. But American clothing brands offer much more than denim, sneakers and polo shirts.

Unlike the chic appeal of French clothing brands, the glamor of Italian clothing brands, and the minimal and maximum aesthetics of Scandinavian clothing brands, these American fashion brands each have their own unique identity. Whether you’re looking for quality basics to add to your capsule wardrobe, bohemian dresses for summer vacation, or statement pieces for special occasions, American clothing brands truly offer something for everyone.

The best American clothing brands to browse

The best American clothing brands chosen by our fashion editors

Whether you’re shopping for an outfit for a big event or looking to stock up on basics, here are some of the best American clothing brands that ship to the US and UK.

1. Good American

Models of different sizes wear Good American products

(Image credit: Good American)

If you’re looking for a confidence boost, look no further than Good American. Founded in 2016 by Emma Grede and reality TV royalty Khloe Kardashian, body acceptance is at the heart of this label. Offering a brilliant size range from 00 to 32 which means they have some of the best jeans for curvy women, he even launched a mid size 15 after noticing the majority of the feedback he got was sizes 14 and 16. Awesome! Each item is photographed on different sized models so you can get a good idea of ​​how it looks on different body types as well. If you really want to keep up with the Kardashians, it’s worth updating your best jeans. Denim is at the heart of Good American, so whether you’re looking for slim, straight or wide legs, there’s a pair for you. Without forgetting the timeless tops and tight dresses that will accentuate your silhouette. It’s one of the best American fashion brands we’ve seen, so bookmark it now.

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2. Reform

Models wear clothes by American fashion brand Reformation

(Image credit: Reform)

Cool, feminine and edgy, Reformation is our go-to sustainable clothing brand that also feels sexy. Originally a vintage store in Los Angeles, the brand has grown and now focuses on its own designs, made with love and affection. If you’re looking for a dress to die for, Reformation gets our vote. Its sleek styling often comes with subtle slits, quirky necklines, or multiple colors, and everything is made from low-impact materials, unused fabrics, or repurposed garments. The best piece? It starts small to keep production more exclusive and only makes more if there’s demand, meaning you’re less likely to have that cringe-worthy moment to see someone in the same outfit you. Its bridal and bridesmaids section is particularly impressive, and it also offers extended sizes.

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3. Anthropology

Models wear clothes by American clothing brand Anthropologie

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If you consider yourself to have a more bohemian approach to life, then it’s worth browsing through the treasure trove that is Anthropologie. Since its launch in Pennsylvania in the early 90s, it has expanded to over 200 stores across North America and Europe and inhabits a lifestyle for the creative woman looking for a little adventure. . In addition to selling its own designer clothes, there are pieces from other brands that share the same free-spirited ethos so you can expand your fashion credentials as well. Plus, the homeware section is gorgeous if you’re looking to match your wardrobe to your kitchen. Think contrasting prints, crocheted separates and floaty maxi dresses that are especially worth looking into during the summer months.

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4. Everlane

Models wear clothes from American clothing brand Everlane

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This ethical brand will be the centerpieces of your wardrobe. The San Francisco-based label has transparency at its heart, revealing the estimated cost it takes to make each item on its site so you can see the markups. It has a minimal, fuss-free aesthetic so you can fit its quality basics into your capsule wardrobe. Whether square t-shirts, the best cashmere sweaters, or tailored pants, you can rest assured that these pieces are made to last. While there’s something for every occasion, it’s especially useful for workwear and everyday separates, as well as great accessories.

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5. J.Crew

Models wear J.Crew clothes

(Image credit: J.Crew)

When we think of American clothing brands, we often think of that preppy college vibe seen in movies. If you’re drawn to collared shirts layered under v-neck sweaters, varsity logo tops or blazers, then J.Crew should be added to your shopping list. With a penchant for color, these stores are a breath of fresh air. You can even search for key articles online via the print you are looking for. Our advice, get your stripes right here, because J.Crew really knows how to do a classic pattern. Loved by stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Obama, you can buy A-list pieces without a celebrity budget.

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6. Girlfriend Collective

Models wear sportswear from Girlfriend Collective

(Image credit: Girlfriend Collective)

Less of a trend and more of a movement, Girlfriend Collective is changing the way activewear is made and marketed. Not only does he have one of the most sustainable approaches to making his clothes, he says he uses 25 recycled plastic bottles to make every pair of leggings and 11 for every sports bra. Plus, it’s one of the most inclusive American fashion brands we’ve seen. Shaped by a range of sizes and ages, it also features body hair, stretch marks and skin blemishes. Because every body is beautiful and deserves good quality gym equipment and loungewear. Period.

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7. Banana Republic

The models are wearing clothes from the American clothing brand Banana Republic

(Image credit: Banana Republic)

You’ve probably heard of American fashion brand Gap, but did you know that the company also owns Banana Republic? If a utilitarian style is more your thing, then it’s worth a look. Originally launched to sell “safari style” in the late 70s, it didn’t stray too far from the genre. Expect an understated color palette of khakis, beiges, and tans that fit easily into any closet. With a little animal print for good measure, because it’s impossible not to be drawn to leopard spots, Banana Republic is expert in adult adventure. Mix smart jackets with loose pants or silk scarves with shirts for safari chic 22.

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8. Kate Spade in New York

Models wear styles from American clothing brand Kate Spade

(Image credit: Kate Spade New York)

If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for us, and Kate Spade is Duchess-approved. Kate Middleleton’s dresses have topped best-dressed lists for years and although she’s worn American clothing brands on several occasions, this brand is one of her favorites. Founded by couple Kate and Andy Spade, it first sold brightly colored bags before expanding into clothing and accessories. It’s fun and feminine, often adorned with quirky slogans and designs. From classic florals to cheeky lips, this is a brand that embraces all things feminine. While founder Kate sadly took her own life in 2018, her vision, playfulness and creativity lives on.

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9. Rag & Bone

Models wear clothes from Rag & Bone

(Image credit: Rag & Bone)

Sitting at the pinnacle of American fashion brands, Rag & Bone has all the elements that make up an urban New York brand. Baggy t-shirts and ripped jeans are the mainstays of the brand, with many products still being made in factories in the United States. British-born Marcus Wainwright is at the helm and it’s clear there’s a British influence as the label mixes heavily cut pieces with an understated twist. A shout must also go to its quality leather parts. They cost more but will last for years, especially since leather looks better when aged a bit. The American-made clothes at Rag & Bone are loved by the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Katie Holmes, so it’s worth investing in casual looks to show you the streets of New York.

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Cruella’s costume designer Jenny Beavan revisits the London fashion scene of the 70s [Interview]


Oh wow. And then, of course, that spectacular military outfit.

Oh yes.

I know Emma [Stone] talked about that and how crazy it was. Did you have to train her to move that? Because I remember doing plays and being trained to throw a dance loop, and all sorts of things like that.

We tried everything, including the garbage truck outfit on the stunt double, if there was one, or one from our own team. But I think this one, we did a lot of testing on it, because it had to be light enough for her to walk on the car, but heavy enough to nose down and land in the right place. My memory is that she only did it in the daytime, and did it for real because we tested it on… I can’t remember exactly who tested it.

It was probably a stuntman who did the tests. But everything was tested, and she was wearing Doc Marten boots, which are pretty good and sturdy, and not heels or anything. And the jacket. Oh, it was a work of art. Wonderful Jonathan Burniston [junior costume maker] did it and got completely carried away with the shoulder pads. I mean, it’s complete little towns on each shoulder. But that was all part of the fun. It’s almost my favorite.

It was amazing. Some of the costumes though aren’t quite as dramatic but still really stand out. Can you talk a bit about Anita Darling [Kirby Howell-Baptiste], Jasper [Joel Fry], and Horace [Paul Walter Hauser], and what kind of design?

Well, I loved Anita. I was in Los Angeles and… Was it Atlanta? No, we went to Atlanta to outfit Walter Hauser. I’ve found this amazing fabric store called Mood. And we just found stuff that looked like the 70s. And I had taken some real vintage stuff to try it out. And we knew she looked great in pantsuits, but we didn’t have anything that was right. And then we found these amazing fabrics that would just speak of the 70s. And so, they were all made in London for her. And then, of course, this kind of crazy big hair, which of course we all had, and anyone who’s Afro-Caribbean would have had in the ’70s. So that was just awesome. And she’s a lovely, lovely actress. So that was fun.

Jasper and Horace, if you sort of see them, and you know. And again, in Atlanta, we only got to see Paul at night. And we had been there since, I think, even the day before because I was coming from Los Angeles on my way back to London. And I said to the person helping us, local customer, I said, “Is there a store for people a little taller?” And we went to this place, and it was absolutely full of the most wonderful kind of ordinary Horace-y polo shirts, and dark greens and reds. Oh my god, that was brilliant. So we had a real hit there. And probably spent around $20. I mean, it was so cheap.

And actually a lot of that is in the movie, and I said, ‘Well, while we’re here, why not buy three? Why buy one when at this price we we could just get duplicates in case we needed them.” And actually, that fitting that night was so much fun. I have never met him before. He brought his sister, I think. And we ordered food and drink, and we just had a ball in this hotel room, and we used a lot of these clothes. And then Jasper was obviously the sharpest. And this kind of little squares… I can’t find the word, but there is a kind of coat in England that sportsmen wear. And it’s a little sharp and a little sassy. And I thought it just had to be Jasper in a way, because he really aspires to be the gentleman. Rather than Horace who aspires to be the thug and the thief. So yeah, I mean, they kind of found each other.

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‘Euphoria’ star Alexa Demie’s most stylish fashion moments over the years – Footwear News


HBO’s Max drama “Euphoria” put Alexa Demie – and her daring sense of style – in the spotlight. Ahead of the show’s Season 2 premiere, we take a look back at the star’s most stylish fashion moments over the years.

In the years since the start of her career, Demie has never shied away from wearing bold or feminine dresses on the red carpet. In recent years, her sets have included more daring details like cutouts, thong straps and corsets from brands like Bevza, Anka and Angelina Colarusso. However, she also favors romantic gothic looks, as evidenced by the voluminous dresses she has already worn at Giambattista Valli and Rodarte.

Although Demie has occasionally been spotted in black pumps, heeled sandals are clearly her shoes of choice. The star often wears pairs in black or nude tones, with an occasional touch of metallic, with stiletto heels and strappy silhouettes. Every now and then, she’ll put on a set with wedge soles.

At the screening of “Brigsby Bear” at the LA Film Festival in June 2017, Demie wore a white tulle mini dress with an off-the-shoulder silhouette. The romantic piece was paired with chunky gold earrings and black leather pumps.


Alexa Demie attends the “Brigsby Bear” screening at the LA Film Festival at ArcLight Hollywood in Hollywood, California on June 17, 2017.

CREDIT: SplashNews.com

For the Los Angeles premiere of HBO’s “Euphoria” in Hollywood in June 2019, Demie donned a snake-print bodycon dress by Anka. The glove-sleeve number gained a smooth edge from a backless silhouette, as well as integrated thong straps covered with crystals. Demie paired the piece with sparkly earrings and black strappy sandals.


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Alexa Demie attends the Los Angeles premiere of HBO’s “Euphoria” at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on June 4, 2019.

CREDIT: Xavier Collin / Image press agency / MEGA

Attending the “Waves” premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Canada in September 2019, Demie walked the red carpet in a yellow silk Bevza dress. The star’s bustier was worn with a chunky glittery choker and layered jewelry, evoking a pure early 2000s vibe, much like the outfits worn by her “Euphoria” character Maddy Perez.


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Alexa Demie attends the “Waves” premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at the Ryerson Theater in Toronto, Canada on September 10, 2019.

CREDIT: Zuma / SplashNews.com

Demie’s penchant for long, voluminous dresses at formal events continued in February 2020 at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar viewing party. The actress wore a transparent black Giambattista Valli dress for the occasion, which featured a floral lace skirt and massive puffed sleeves.


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Alexa Demie attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation 2020 Oscars Viewing Party on February 9, 2020.

CREDIT: Jen Lowery / MEGA

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The world’s most exciting exhibitions in 2022


Written by The arts journal

This article was originally published by The arts journal, an editorial partner of CNN Style. You can read their full articles on the coming year 2022. here.

This year’s must-see exhibits include the return of the Venice Biennale and Documenta, hit shows by Donatello and Cézanne, and a Qatar World Cup sculpture festival. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, please verify exhibits are held prior to travel.

“Yves Saint Laurent at the Museums”

Or: Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Center Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Musée National Picasso Paris, Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, Musée du Louvre

When: January 29-May 15 (closed April 15 at the Picasso Museum)

Six decades ago, the first fashion show under the name of Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) paraded. To celebrate this important milestone, six Parisian museums where the French designer sought inspiration have collaborated on a city-wide exhibition. Each will combine YSL creations with works by artists such as Mondrian, Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard and Dufy. For example, at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, next to “La Fée Électricité” by Dufy (“La Fée Électricité”, 1937) will stand three spectacular silk dresses, while the Musée d’Orsay will focus on its fascination with Marcel Proust, who probably inspired Le Smoking de Saint Laurent, the first tuxedo for women. During this time, the National Picasso Museum will explain the influence of the Spanish master on Saint Laurent, from the couturier’s tribute to the sets and costumes of Picasso’s “Ballets Russes” (1976) to his Cubist collection from 1988. –Sarah belmont

“The World of Stonehenge”

Or: British Museum, London

When: February 17-July 17

This solar pendant from the Bronze Age, from 1000 to 800 BC. AD, will be part of the great Stonehenge exhibition at the British Museum. Credit: © The administrators of the British Museum

Built over four millennia ago, Stonehenge is one of the world’s most famous and mysterious monuments. Who were the people who built it and inhabited prehistoric Britain? “The world of Stonehenge” will show that they were more developed than is generally believed, with established trade links with mainland Europe. One of the undisputed highlights of the show will be the 3,600-year-old Nebra Sky Disc, the oldest extant representation of the cosmos, which was discovered in present-day Germany and will be on display for the first time in the UK. -José de Silva

“Faith Ringgold: The American People”

Or: New Museum, New York

When: February 17-June 5

Ringgold created the United States of "Attica" (1972) to honor the men who died in the Attica prison protest.

Ringgold created the United States of “Attica” (1972) to honor the men who died during the Attica prison protest. Credit: © Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London / Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York

This is the first retrospective of pioneering American artist Faith Ringgold in her hometown of New York. The exhibition will cover six decades of the 91-year-old artist’s prolific career, from works created in response to the civil rights era, to autobiographical pieces that tell stories of the Harlem Renaissance. -Gabriella Angeleti

“Donatello: the Renaissance”

Or: Palazzo Strozzi and Museo del Bargello, Florence; Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

When: March 19-July 31 (Florence); September 2 January 8 2023 (Berlin)

Donatello marble bas relief "Virgin and Child (1420-25)."

Marble bas-relief by Donatello “Madonna and Child (1420-25).” Credit: © Antje Voigt / SMB Sculpturensammlung

In his day, the 15th-century Florentine sculptor Donatello was considered “the master of masters”. Despite this, there has not been a major exhibition dedicated to the sculptor’s work for nearly 40 years. That is set to change in March when a vast investigation into Donatello’s work opens in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi and the nearby Museo Nazionale del Bargello, which houses the sculptor’s most important collection of works, including “David” (c. 1440). Smaller incarnations of the show will be seen at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin in September and at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London next year. – Cristina Ruiz

“150 years of Mondrian”

Or: Kunstmuseum den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands; Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland; K20, Düsseldorf

When: April 2 September 25 (The Hague); June 5 October 9 (Riehen); October 29-February 10, 2023 (Düsseldorf)

Piet Mondrian, "Rhombus composition with eight lines and red (photo n ° III)," 1938.

Piet Mondrian, “Rhombus composition with eight lines and red (Photo n ° III)”, 1938. Credit: © Mondrian / Holtzman Trust c / o UNHCR International Warrenton, VA USA

With only three primary colors (plus black and white) and two ordinal directions, Piet Mondrian took painting to new levels of abstraction. His influence on modernism was immense – in the visual arts as well as in design, architecture and fashion. To mark the 150th anniversary of his birth in the Dutch city of Amersfoot, several museums are organizing major surveys of his work. An exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland and at the K20 in Düsseldorf will begin with his early paintings, which were influenced by Dutch landscape painting and post-impressionism. He will then retrace his evolution while he completely abandoned the representation to achieve his wonders at right angles. -Lee Cheshire

Venice Biennale

Or: Venice

When: April 23-November 27

The Venice Biennale will return this spring.

The Venice Biennale will return this spring. Credit: Andrea Avezzù / The Venice Biennale

A global pandemic, the catastrophic effects of climate change and developments in artificial intelligence are just a few of the main threats to the future of humanity that artists will tackle for this year’s main exhibition at the 59th Venice Biennale. “Despite the climate that has forged (the exhibition), it aspires to be an optimistic exhibition,” its curator, Cecilia Alemani, said in a statement. For all the news of the national pavilions, see Venice Biennale 2022: All national pavilions, artists and curators. -José de Silva

World Cup Sculpture Festival

Or: Qatar

When: Throughout the year

that of Tom Classen "Falcon," 2021.

“Falcon” by Tom Classen, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of Qatar Museums

Football fans heading to Doha for this year’s controversial World Cup (which begins on November 21) will be greeted by this monumental gold sculpture of Qatar’s national bird, the falcon. Created by Dutch artist Tom Claassen, it is one of more than 40 new public works to emerge in the small state of the peninsula. The “open-air museum” program is overseen by Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the sister of the ruling Emir and the spending chief of Qatar museums. Other works include pieces by Bruce Nauman, Isa Genzken, Subodh Gupta, Mark Handforth, and Katharina Fritsch. -Lee Cheshire

“Cezanne”

Or: Chicago Institute of the Arts; Tate Modern, London

When: May 15-September 5 (Chicago); October 6-March 12, 2023 (London)

"Still life with apples" (1893-94) will be one of 90 Cézanne oils exhibited in Chicago.

“Still Life with Apples” (1893-94) will be one of 90 Cézanne oil paintings exhibited in Chicago. Credit: Courtesy of J Paul Getty Museum

The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern in London have organized the largest Paul Cézanne exhibition in a generation. Simply baptized “Cézanne”, it will cover the artist’s entire career. In Chicago, where the exhibition opens, it will include 90 oil paintings, 40 works on paper and two sketchbooks, although it will be slightly reduced in London (70 oils and 18 on paper). Cézanne (1839-1906) has always been considered an “artist artist” and exerted a great influence on later painters, including Monet, Pissarro, Matisse and Picasso. He remains a source of inspiration, and among the lenders of the exhibition will be Jasper Johns, the American Abstract Expressionist, who will send three key watercolors (plus an oil painting of a nude in Chicago only) from his collection. personal. Technical analysis of the artist’s palette, construction of composition, and mark-making will deepen our understanding of how Cézanne created his paintings. Chicago promises that the show will “reframe Cézanne, a giant in the history of art, for our time.” –Martin bailey

Documenta Fifteen

Or: Kassel, Germany

When: June 18-September 25

Indonesian artistic collective Ruangrupa with members of the Documenta team.

Indonesian artistic collective Ruangrupa with members of the Documenta team. Credit: Nicolas wefers

Organizing the world’s largest and most influential contemporary art exhibition in the midst of a pandemic has been difficult, but after some doubts as to whether it could go as planned, Documenta Fifteen must have take place in Kassel this summer. Organized by the Indonesian artistic collective Ruangrupa, it promises to be as much a reflection of our time as the previous editions of this sprawling spectacle which takes place every five years. The artists who have been invited to participate are mostly from southern countries and many of them are activist collectives rather than individuals. They include The Nest Collective from Kenya, La Intermundial Holobiente from Argentina, Keleketla! Library of South Africa and Sa Sa Art Projects of Cambodia. The sites will include a former department store and a former wine depot, as well as more traditional places such as the town’s Fridericianum museum. -Catherine Hickley

“The space between: the modern in Korean art”

Or: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

When: September 11-February 19, 2023

The painting "Family" was established by Pai Unsung between 1930 and 1935 when Korea was under Japanese rule.

The “Family” painting was created by Pai Unsung between 1930 and 1935 when Korea was under Japanese rule. Credit: Courtesy of Daejeon City

Over the past year, there has been a resurgence of interest in South Korean film and television, and Western art galleries are rushing to open in Seoul. But the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) has been exploring Korean art for several years now, with a series of major exhibitions. “The Space Between” covers the critical but often overlooked period of 1897-1964, ranging from the end of the Joseon period, the last Korean dynasty, to the colonial period (1910-45) when Korea was under Japanese rule, and the Korean War. (1950-53), who brought strong American cultural influences, especially abstract expressionism in the visual arts. Artists of this latter period were also influenced by the European informal art movement. The exhibition concludes with a look at modern art and early contemporary art, including artists such as Youn Myeong-Ro, Lee Sangbeom, and Park Rehyun. It’s a great story, told through the work of 90 artists and 140 paintings, photographs and sculptures. – Scarlet Cheng

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Carlos Marín, of the multinational Il Divo Quartet, dies at 53


Carlos Marín, a Spanish baritone who rose to international fame after impresario Simon Cowell chose him to be a member of Il Divo, the multinational quartet whose fluid pop music delivered in a lyrical style has sold millions of records and filled with arenas, died Sunday in Manchester, England. He was 53 years old.

Il Divo announced his death on social networks. “It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that our friend and partner, Carlos Marín, has passed away,” the group wrote in an article on Twitter.

The post did not specify a cause, but Mr Marín had been admitted to a Manchester hospital earlier this month with Covid-19, and on December 9 the group announced it was postponing the remaining dates of his 2021 tour of Britain “due to illness.” A recent post on Il Divo’s Facebook page asked fans to pray and wish Mr. Marín good wishes.

“I am devastated that Carlos Marín has passed away,” Cowell wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “He loved life. He loved to play and always had a lot of appreciation for the fans who supported the group from day one.

Mr. Marín was born on October 13, 1968 in Rüsselsheim, a German town southwest of Frankfurt, and was somewhat of a child prodigy. Nicknamed “the little Caruso”, he recorded his first album in the Netherlands under the name Carlito at the age of 8.

When he was 12, his family moved to Madrid, where he studied at the Royal Conservatory. He has also won several television talent contests.

He began to make a name for himself in opera and musical theater, appearing in productions of “Les Misérables”, “Homme de la Manche”, “La Traviata” and more. The opportunity to be part of Mr. Cowell’s group, however, changed the direction of his career.

“I had opera reservations until 2008,” Mr. Marín told the Sunday Herald Sun of Australia in 2005, “but decided the risk of getting involved in something like this was worth it. “

Around 2001, Mr. Cowell, who would soon become known to the American television audience as a judge on “American Idol”, began to think about forming a male vocal group modeled on the Three Tenors – José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti – who fused opera and pop for a decade.

He began to look for singers, sending scouts to the opera stages of the world. But by the start of 2003, he was growing increasingly frustrated, unable to find the voices, looks, and personalities he felt he could work with in the genre sometimes referred to as popera. As Mr Cowell told the London Daily Mail in 2004, it was Mr Marín who was the game changer.

“A year and a half ago I thought this would never happen,” said Mr. Cowell. “I gave him three months, then I had a visit from Carlos Marín, a 35-year-old Spaniard. A star had entered my office. He was very charming and when he sang all the hair on my neck stood on end.

Soon he had paired Mr. Marín with Urs Bühler from Switzerland, David Miller from the United States and Sébastien Izambard from France. The group performed and recorded songs in several languages ​​- Spanish, English, Italian, French – and reached a large number of fans. Il Divo covered pop songs, musical theater songs, and classical and religious songs, all performed in a style that some found sighing but others, especially critics, found manipulative and cheesy.

“The singers looked in their brilliant designer costumes as they had burst from the cover of a Harlequin Romance novel,” Chris Lee wrote in The Los Angeles Times in 2006. He called the quartet “UN” virtual torrid hunkitude ”.

That same year, when Il Divo performed with Barbra Streisand at Madison Square Garden, Stephen Holden of the New York Times was unimpressed.

“While this multilingual, multinational quartet of model singers assembled by devilishly market-savvy impresario Simon Cowell rings true,” he writes, “they have the emotional spontaneity of robots in tuxedos.”

Mr. Marín, although he was an experienced opera singer when he joined Il Divo, came to prefer the band’s music to the opera stage.

“With opera you have to play,” he told Singapore’s Business Times in 2014, “but you can’t really whisper something beautiful.”

“Singing is my way of saying what I feel, my way of life,” he reportedly said on the band’s website.

In the mid-1990s, Mr. Marín played the Beast in a Spanish production of “Beauty and the Beast”. The role of the role of beauty was played by a French singer named Geraldine Larrosa. The two tied the knot in 2006, although the marriage ended in 2009.

Information on Mr. Marín’s survivors was not immediately available.

Livia Albeck-Ripka and Raphael Minder contributed reporting.



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PopHorror interviews Agata Maszkiewicz, costume designer behind Netflix’s ‘Lucifer’


PopHorror recently had the opportunity to chat with Agata Maszkiewicz about her work as a costume designer on the hit Netflix series, Lucifer. It’s a show everyone is talking about and the costumes are to die for! In this interview, you will learn about her career, how she got involved in costume design, her inspiration behind Lucifer’s clothes / costumes, upcoming projects, and more!

PopHorror – Hi Agata. It’s great to chat with you! How has 2021 treated you so far?

Agata Maszkiewicz – Thank you for having me, so far everything is fine.

PopHorror – Glad to hear it! How long have you been a costume designer?

Agata Maszkiewicz – I have been a costume designer for 17 years.

PopHorror – Wow it’s been a long time! IIs this something you’ve always wanted to do?

Agata Maszkiewicz – Well I grew up in Poland and honestly it never occurred to me that costume design could be a real career. I studied in an artistic high school and started to learn different artistic techniques during these years, but I always had a passion and love for fashion. I also loved designing clothes and made most of my own clothes growing up. When I finished my studies, my dad was living in the United States and it was his idea that I joined him in Los Angeles to study fashion, and that’s how I ended up at the Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising. While I was in school, I decided I wanted to become a costume designer.

LUCIFER (L to R) CALDWELL TIDICUE as BUSTY and TOM ELLIS as LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR in episode 602 of LUCIFER Cr.  JOHN P. FLEENOR / NETFLIX © 2021
LUCIFER (L to R) CALDWELL TIDICUE as BUSTY and TOM ELLIS as LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR in episode 602 of LUCIFER Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR / NETFLIX © 2021

PopHorror – It is impressive. How did you get involved with the hit Netflix series Lucifer?

Agata MaszkiewiczLucifer was stepping into Netflix and needed a costume designer. I had worked with producers Ildy Modrovich and Hilton Smith in the past on different projects and they called me and luckily I was available at that time. It was a happy time.

PopHorror – Can you tell us how you brought these characters to life with their incredible wardrobe?

Agata Maszkiewicz – When I joined the show, the characters were already very much alive and I helped them continue their journey. I joined the series after big upheavals for the characters: Chloe learns that Lucifer really is the devil, Eve arrives, Maze goes on a self-discovery mission in search of a soul, and Dr. Linda gets pregnant with a baby angel, so there was a lot going on for everyone. Inbar Lavi, who plays Eve, and I were both new to the show and both got a really warm hug from everyone. Eve being a new character, I had the opportunity to bring her to life. It was a very conscious decision to document the development of Eve’s character with the progression of the colors. It was actually Inbar’s idea that we should meet Eve for the first time in a white robe; she was new to the world and white symbolized a new beginning. From there, as we got to know the character better and she got to know herself better, we added more and more red tones. Guess I could tell we shadowed her character. Working with Tom was such a joy too, there is just something so wonderful about a good looking man in a nice suit; all of his suits and tuxedos were tailor-made for him. I also loved being there with Chloe when she was trying to find her place in the new reality where the real devil runs the nightclub. I showed her vulnerability by choosing softer hues and shapes at the start of Season 4. And sure enough, I really had fun dressing Maze; because she mainly wears black, i used a lot of interesting textures and silhouettes to give her look some dimension on camera. I don’t so secretly wish her closet was mine!

LUCIFER (L to R) LAUREN GERMAN as CHLOE DECKER, TOM ELLIS as LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR and AIMEE GARCIA as ELLA in episode 601 of LUCIFER Cr.  JOHN P. FLEENOR / NETFLIX © 2021
LUCIFER (L to R) LAUREN GERMAN as CHLOE DECKER, TOM ELLIS as LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR and AIMEE GARCIA as ELLA in episode 601 of LUCIFER Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR / NETFLIX © 2021

PopHorror – Thank you for all the insight into the series. What inspired this style of clothing?

Agata Maszkiewicz – Inspiration comes from everywhere for me, but I especially like checking out different street style Instagram accounts. It’s wonderful to see how people express their individuality through clothing and then try to bring elements of that authentic style to the characters we create.

PopHorror – Are you satisfied with the success of the show?

Agata Maszkiewicz – Of course, it’s always great when the shows I’m working on are popular, especially in this case. Lucifer It was a beautiful show to be a part of and it was a very special group of people, I miss them very much.

PopHorror – You should be proud and I bet! If you could work on any type of movie or show in the future, is there a type of wardrobe that you would love to do that you haven’t done yet?

Agata Maszkiewicz – I would love to do a show that takes place in the Victorian era. Age of innocence is one of my favorite movies of all time and every time I meet it I can’t help but stop it all and watch it. I would also like to do a show that takes place in the 1930s in Los Angeles and recreate that era of old Hollywood glamor.

PopHorror – It would be really good. I also like these times. Any upcoming projects you would like to talk about?

Agata Maszkiewicz – I just started working on a new show for Disney + called National treasure.

PopHorror – Thanks for your time, Agata. I look forward to all your upcoming projects!


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Ten purple projects ranging from dark purple to light lilac


From a playful furniture collection to a foldable dress, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best mauve projects from Dezeen’s archives reminiscent of the last Pantone color of the year.


Last week, company of colors Pantone named Very Peri as its color of the year for 2022. Made from a combination of shades of purple red and undertones of blue, the color falls somewhere in the purple spectrum. However, the coloring company describes it as a “periwinkle blue.”

Purple is historically linked to royalty and creativity and its use in architecture and design often reflects these connotations.

“Color is always associated with royalty, extravagance, wealth and power,” Michelle Ogundehin wrote in an opinion piece on Dezeen.

“It was the color of the elite. An omen of vanity, greed and pride,” she added.

Read on for a selection of projects that make the most of this versatile color:


Photo is courtesy of Stiliyana Minkovska

Ultima Thule by Stiliyana Minkovska

London based architect Stiliyana Minkovska designed three undulating childbirth chairs collectively called Ultima Thule, which provide women with extra support during childbirth.

Each of the ergonomic chairs is available in a shade of light purple and is designed to help women position themselves for a more comfortable childbirth.

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Purple trapeze dress from the In Between collection by Sun Woo
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In between by Sun Woo

south korean fashion designer Sun Woo ChangThe In Between collection aims to provide wearers with a “portable home” that can be easily folded up.

Other items in the 13-piece collection is this two-tone floor-length gown which is purple on the front and lilac on the back. Steel wire and PVC tubing were used to create rings around the dress, much like designing a pop-up tent.

Find out more about In Between ›


The Winton Gallery by Zaha Hadid Archtects
Photo is by Nick Guttridge

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery at the Science Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects

Huge translucent loops form a canopy over this gallery space designed by Zaha Hadid Architects inside the Science Museum in London.

The math gallery was modeled after a wind tunnel for a 1920s airplane, and the studio covered it in purple light to bring objects in the museum’s science, technology, engineering and math collections to life.

Find out more about mathematics: the Winton gallery ›


Legorreta Bridge Project
Photo is by David Harrison

Cross Border Xpress (CBX) by Legorreta

Instead of building a wall along the border between Mexico and the United States, as former US President Donald Trump wanted, the Mexican firm Legorreta built a terminal and a bridge to speed up crossings.

The 14,788 square foot (1,374 square meters) walkway connects the existing Tijuana International Airport in Mexico with an airport terminal in San Diego. It’s clad in bold purple paneling that sets it apart from the city’s airport surroundings.

Learn more about CBX ›


Feet walking on Yinka Ilori level crossings for Bring London Together
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Bringing London Together by Yinka Ilori

London-based designer Yinka Ilori temporarily transformed 18 crosswalks in central London, using its circles and colorful lines.

Ilori swapped the traditional black and white stripes for shades of blue, orange, pink, green and purple.

Find out more about Bring London Together ›


Operio Latex Clothing Collection by Dead Lotus Couture
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Operio by Dead Lotus Couture

London fashion brand Sewing dead lotus has created a collection of 12 vintage style women’s clothing made from natural latex and faux fur.

In the collection is this shiny purple two-piece that features flared pants reminiscent of the 1970s and oversized buttons, and that wouldn’t be out of place on a character from a Wes Anderson movie.

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Purple architectural columns in a Chinese park
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Penda’s sound wave

Visitors to a park in Xiangyang are greeted with more than 500 bright purple steel fins that are fitted with LED lights and internal speakers playing traditional Chinese tracks.

The facility is located inside Myrtle Tree Garden, a two-square-mile park inhabited by a collection of 1,000-year-old myrtles with vibrant purple foliage.

Beijing-based architecture studio Penda aimed to make the rows of metallic purple columns look like a miniature metropolis.

Learn more about The Soundwave ›


Purple furniture by Crosby Studios
Photo is by Mikhail Loskutov, courtesy of the opening ceremony

Furniture collection by Crosby Studios

Russian design company Crosby Studios did not hide his love for the color purple. He used color for a dining table that doubles as a merry-go-round as well as throughout the founder’s apartment in New York City.

This collection of furniture and accessories, which was unveiled at the 2018 NYCxDesign festival, includes designs in a wide variation of purple hues.

Find out more about the furniture collection ›


Melbourne by Tom Blachford
Photo is by Tom Blachford

Centro Verso by Tom Blachford

The purple and blue images of Melbourne’s night skyline make up the photographer’s images Tom blachfordexperimental series of.

The photographer used extended exposure times and lens rotation to create images reminiscent of the holograms of ethereal buildings seen in Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner.

Find out more about Centro Verso ›


Purple Rain Room tribute to Prince at LACMA
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Rain room by Random International

After the sudden death of beloved musician Prince in 2016, the Rain Room at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was transformed into a tribute to the famous piece by artist Purple Rain. Visitors could play in the purple rain facility without getting wet.

After the song’s release, color became synonymous with the artist, and many works created after his death were based on hue.

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Still shopping for the art and fashion lovers in your life? This chic museum product will make them happy


Welcome to 12 Days of Artmas, our new non-denominational holiday extravaganza – an Advent calendar with gift ideas and stories for art lovers of all stripes, every day until December 24.

When you hear the words ‘museum gift shop’ what probably comes to mind is a range of overpriced Georges Seurat magnets and Gustav Klimt postcards, maybe an Andy Warhol pencil sharpener for for good measure. But these days, more and more art institutions are collaborating with fashion designers to present selected products that are in fact highly coveted.

From cult favorites like Brother Vellies to biggest luxury houses like Moschino, here are five museum designer collaborations and their coolest products.

Lingua Franca x The Whitney

The “HEAR LISTEN” sweatshirt by Lingua Franca x Christine Sun Kim at The Whitney. Courtesy of the museum.

Which: Lingua Franca (LF) is one of New York’s most beloved small businesses making a difference, with really cute cashmere sweaters. LF employs local women to embroider its pieces with cheeky phrases, paying them a living wage while donating a portion of the profits to charity. To date, he has raised over $ 1 million for organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood.

What: In response to customer demand, the Whitney Museum boutique is partnering with Lingua Franca for the fourth time, with their latest offering inspired by the works of Christine Sun Kim. The “TO LISTEN The LISTEN sweatshirt ”highlights the artist’s emphasis on the ways we communicate; her message is embroidered in Kim’s own handwriting.

How much: $ 160 ($ 144 for members) for the cotton sweatshirt; $ 300 for the cashmere version.

Brother Vellies x the Met

Brother Vellies x The Met.  Courtesy of the museum.

Brother Vellies x The Met. Courtesy of the museum.

Which: This exclusive Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) collection with Brother Vellies is from the Met Costume Institute’s two-part exhibition devoted to American fashion. Founder Aurora James—who started the 15 percent promise and honored the cover of the September 2020 issue of Vogue in a painted portrait by Jordan Casteel – Launched the Brooklyn-based luxury accessories brand in 2013 to help keep traditional African design practices alive while employing local artisans. (Talk about a match made in art history heaven.)

What: The capsule collection (available only via the Met’s Instagram store) features sweatshirts and t-shirts stamped with the words “American As Me,” as well as basket-woven handbags and recycled denim shirts celebrating American fashion in all its glory.

How much: From $ 55 for a t-shirt to $ 350 for a handbag.

Comme des Garçons x LACMA

Comme des Garçons x LACMA.  Courtesy of the museum.

Comme des Garçons x LACMA. Courtesy of the museum.

Which: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) currently holds no less than 19 works by Comme des Garçons (CdG) and its founder, Rei Kawakubo. Kawakubo, who was the subject of the Met Costume Institute’s Spring 2017 exhibition, showcased an avant-garde style focused on the “in-between” between boundaries; her seemingly impossible-to-wear clothes have become de rigueur on the red carpet and beyond.

What: CdG wallets come in a red and green tartan (what a party!), Which is one of Kawakubo’s favorite prints, while its small leather pouches come in solid dark green and black.

How much: $ 207 ($ 186.30 for members).

Moschino x The Academy Museum

Moschino x The Academy Museum store.  Courtesy of the museum.

Moschino x The Academy Museum store. Courtesy of the museum.

Which: Calling all moviegoers! If you haven’t been to the newly opened Academy Museum in Los Angeles yet, you can always bring home some of the movie magic with a selection of goodies from the Academy Museum Store. One of the highlights is a capsule collection designed by Moschino frontman Jeremy Scott, who collaborated with Oscar-winning costume designer Arianne Phillips to bring aspects of The Wizard of Oz to live.

What: The Ruby Slipper Sequin Bag is the perfect glittery accessory to enhance any girl’s ensemble.

How much: $ 480.

Vans x MOCA

Judy Baca at MOCA x VANS.  Courtesy of the Museum.

Judy Baca at MOCA x VANS. Courtesy of the Museum.

Which: Two Californian classics, Vans and the LA Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), have come together once again to showcase the creations of three artists on classic Vans styles. Details of the works of Judy Baca, Frances Stark and Brenna Youngblood are engraved on the Vans Authentic, Old Skool and SK8-HI styles.

What: A panel of the mural by Judith F. Baca The wall of the world: a vision of the future without fear (1990-2014), a design inspired by a still by Frances Stark Poets at the stake III (2015) and Brenna Youngblood Democratic dollar (2015) will give your kicks a boost.

How much: $ 70 to $ 90, depending on the style.

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Travel news in the event of a pandemic: France on the list of “very high” travel risks


Editor’s Note – CNN is launching Unlocking the World, a weekly newsletter to guide you through the latest travel developments and more. Register here.
(CNN) – Are you all excited for a third year of the pandemic? We neither. But as restrictions tighten around the world, CNN Travel has found solace in the world’s biggest cocktail bars and Europe’s finest cheeses.

Here are the latest travel developments you need to know about the past seven days.

Omicron Still Complicates Travel As The Holidays Approach

Since the world heard about Omicron in late November, travel restrictions have changed by the minute. With the arrival of new medical information, travelers are faced with a complicated landscape for vacations. We have expert advice from US doctors on whether the new variant should feature in vacation travel plans and holiday gatherings.
If you’ve got international travel coming up and want to know what it’s all about, CNN Travel has 35 regularly updated destination guides on our Unlocking the World page, covering Covid rules everywhere, from Antarctica to Uruguay. Just click on the banner at the top of any of our Unlocking the World articles to dive into it.

France fell this week in the CDC’s highest risk category for travel.

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Each week, many of these destinations move up and down the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s travel risk list. France, the first tourist destination in the world before the pandemic, moved to the highest risk category Monday. It is one of seven destinations that have joined the “very high” risk this week.

Passenger jumped from jet while another crew assaulted

It was another week of disruptive incidents for US airlines and airports. On December 4, a 30-year-old man jumped out of a plane while driving at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Then, on December 8, a man who told the police he wanted steal a jet so it can fly to area 51 to watch aliens was arrested after using a limousine to walk through the fences of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, pull up on an airplane ramp and issue a bomb threat. The following night, a Delta flight from Washington, DC to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Oklahoma City after a passenger allegedly assaulted two people.

No wonder people are looking for alternative, perhaps less stressful means of transportation.

A 67-year-old Slovenian swims the the most dangerous rivers in the world, braving pirates and piranhas on his way. It is definitely a way to avoid the queues at check-in.

Remember when travel was glamorous?

There are a lot of cool new high speed trains

As the world grapples with climate change, short-haul flights seem less and less attractive to many travelers. For intercity or international journeys of up to 700 kilometers (345 miles), the high-speed train seeks to be the most efficient alternative, and nowadays trains can reach speeds of up to 290 km / h. (180 mph) or more.

China is the world leader in the field, but Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium and England are expanding the European network and other countries are expected to follow suit by the 2030s.

CNN’s Ben Jones has put together this roundup of where you can travel on the world’s fastest trains in 2022.

London has the best bars in the world

For the second year in a row, London’s Connaught Bar, located at the 124-year-old Connaught Hotel in Mayfair, was named the world’s best bar. This is thanks to its elegant Cubist-inspired setting, five-star hospitality and a cocktail offering that includes a Martini cart where personalized drinks are prepared at the table.

If contemporary industrial chic is more your thing, Tayēr + Elementary, across town on Old Street in East London, specializes in bottled cocktails and is # 2 on the annual The 50 best bars in the world listing.

And Europe has incredible cheeses

We will never know the identity of the old glutton of yesteryear who realized that when bacteria curdle the milk, the results are delicious after a while. We – or at least the lactose tolerant among us – owe him a huge favor. In honor of this pioneer in love with dairy products, CNN Travel this week put together a list of delicious cheeses.

Total eclipse over Antarctica

The solar eclipse has brought a few minutes of total darkness to the continent which generally experiences daylight during its summer season.

A complete solar eclipse has brought a few minutes of total darkness to Antarctica, which typically experiences 24/7 daylight during its summer.

In case you missed it

The camels were disqualified from a beauty contest due to the use of Botox.

A climber found jewelry worth $ 168,700 on Mont Blanc.

What’s new, IKEA …

Dead chickens have been keeping planes safe for years.

A photo from the other side of the world has sparked a pandemic continent-wide love affair.

CNN’s Melissa Alonso, Caroll Alvarado, Julia Buckley, Alaa Elassar, Jack Guy, Ben Jones, Sharif Paget, Teodora Preda, Francesca Street, Mohammed Tawfeeq and Maegan Vazquez contributed to this report.


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Fashion brand and concept store Man-tle have appeared in Claremont to improve your Christmas shopping


Husband and wife team (and Comme des Garçons alumni) Larz Harry and Aida Kim have developed a steadily growing fan base for their Man-tle label in Australia and abroad. With a proven track record of successful retailing in Melbourne, the duo were playing with the idea of ​​expanding their footprint to the east. But, with the events of the past two years hampering efforts to go interstate, they made the decision to try a second store a little closer to home – a pop-up on Bay View Terrace in Claremont.

“We thought it would be nice to have a store in this area,” Harry said. “We have a lot of people coming into town and making the trip from this area anyway. But we hope it will plant the seed, and then people will travel to the city or to our next destination. ”

Man-tle started from a line of just three shirts and three pants, available in three different colourways. Using handmade and hand-dyed textiles in a small family-owned factory in Japan, the brand focused on “original, yarn-dyed and regional fabric” and sustainable designs. “We’re still using the same fabrics and shapes now,” Harry explains, “but obviously we have new elements as well. ”

Almost seven years later, the brand continues to grow. So much so that it is now separated into two distinct businesses – a world-renowned clothing line and a Northbridge retail store – with separate full-time teams dedicated to each.

Man-tle’s Claremont pop-up, which will be on sale until Christmas, brings a sample of this flagship store closer to customers in the Southwest. Expect to find Man-tle’s current season on shelves – including his wax-coated cotton-chambray pants, shirts and jackets for men and women, as well as caps and bags – as well as an edition of archives and a handful of products unique to the Claremont store.

Beyond the brand’s own designs, the store also offers a selection of apparel from Los Angeles-based sportswear brand Lady White and San Francisco-based brand Evan Kinori (classic basics made with small series fabrics from Japan, Germany and Italy). In addition, a tight selection of household items including blankets and snack boxes found in Korean markets, Japanese melamine tableware designed for school cafeterias, Japanese glassware, Arita pottery mugs, Barrydale Hand Weavers napkins from South Africa, pressed aluminum trays and folding aluminum tables, and Suite.

The Claremont pop-up trades at 21 Bay View Terrace until December 24, after which Man-tle merchandise can be found at the Northbridge flagship (above Bronze Snake on William Street) and online.

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Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Lucas Bravo embraces “Emily in Paris” skeptics


Gen X had Carrie and Big. Gen Z has Emily and Gabriel. Just ask Lucas Bravo, a lawyer Sex and the city fan who also directs Emilie in Paris as US holder very French love interest. “Of course, it’s more modern because it’s 20 years later,” said the 33-year-old from Nice about Emilie, now in its second season and who, as SATC, was created by Darren Star. “But it was a little difficult because it could have been easy to be hated.” Fans of Netflix’s surprise hit certainly don’t think that way about Bravo, unless they have something against bilingual chefs with perfect bone structure. Casting agents don’t get him back either for a succession of projects that put the actor in front of everyone from Julia Roberts to Borat Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova.

Shirt by Budd London. Photographed at the Hotel du Louvre, Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY NICK RILEY BENTHAM.

HIS FATHER’S PROFESSIONAL Football career has often uprooted Bravo’s family, moving them to a new town on the French Riviera or Italy every two years. Bravo, the “emotional” of four siblings, saw the acting class as “the first time I felt comfortable. It was an emergency at first, then it became a passion.

AFTER A BRIEF A stint in law school, a chance visit to Los Angeles rekindled his on-screen ambitions. Previous restaurant experience also helped him mark the role of Gabriel, a talented chef. Her culinary stuntman has a lot of waiting, says Bravo; he likes to show his own knife skills when he can.

Sweater by Brunello Cucinelli; briefs by CDLP; socks by Pantherella; necklace by David Yurman; bracelet by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello.

PHOTOGRAPH BY NICK RILEY BENTHAM.

SPEAKING OF Gender and city, Bravo admits he’s a Samantha. “I mean, Kim Cattrall…. You go on the set, you undress and you make it funny! She went 200%! “

HE UNDERSTANDS Emilie skeptics, especially those who are true Parisians. “I think that’s the charm of the French: they’re never happy with anything. But ultimately, he is empowered by people who tell him that the show transported them to France despite the pandemic.


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‘The Simpsons’ gave Smithers romance, viewers are responding


Love was in the air animated on The simpsons Sunday, when Waylon Smithers Jr.’s character was finally given his own love story on the show. During the Smithers episode, which came out as gay in a 2016 episode, was created by Homer Simpson and started dating a famous fashion designer named Michael de Graaf, who was voiced by Victor Garber of A.k.a Fame.

Much like the Smithers coming out episode, this one was written by longtime screenwriter Rob LaZebnik, with his son, Johnny LaZebnik. They both tweeted live throughout the show’s airs on the East Coast and West Coast, thanking the hosts and lending their thoughts as things unfolded.

Viewers at home also praised the episode on Twitter, calling him “Worthy of Emmy” and saying it’s one of the best episodes of the season for the long-running series.

And hopefully that opens the door for Smithers to get more love shots, because this time around there was a bit of a breakup for Smithers when it comes to Graaf: he was mean to dogs.

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Adele’s white pantsuit in her interview with Oprah sent a powerful message


As Adele’s re-emergence continues with the punch of an Oprah Winfrey interview and “One Night Only” concert at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles in front of a star-studded crowd, all as a prelude to the release. of an album on Fridays – so is his mastery of the art; his message of strength and post-divorce freedom as it is told through all the performative tools at his disposal. Including his lyrics, his interview and (yes) his clothes.

Not so much the Schiaparelli black taffeta mermaid dress she wore to take the stage for her concert, but the white pantsuit she wore for her one-on-one with Oprah.

The white pantsuit she wore, for example, as she talked about leaving her marriage “and finding my own happiness”, the joy of lifting weights, quitting drinking, feeling safe. in his new personality, to have his own body image and not care what other people think.

A white pantsuit: it is increasingly the garment most associated with the liberation and empowerment of women in the public arena. At this point, it’s a symbol as much as an outfit.

Adele just took the politics and reminded the world that it was also personal.

If anyone thought the garment was a rebellious relic from the Trump era, it just broadened its resonance instead.

The emergence of the white pantsuit as a cultural shortcut began in the 2016 election, when Hillary Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to accept her party’s nomination for president in white Ralph Lauren, establishing a direct link between her position and the history of the suffragists (one of the official colors of which was white) and the struggle of women to make their voices heard.

It was later adopted as a uniform in the election itself by women who were invited to #wearwhitetovote. Then it became a sign of opposition during President Donald J. Trump’s first State of the Union to his more backward ideas about gender (even Melania Trump wore a white pantsuit when she first appeared after that the public learned of the Stormy Daniels case, in which many speculated that it was an apparent reproach against her husband). Nancy Pelosi wore a white pantsuit as she stood in the halls of Congress to announce that the House would begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on her cover of Vanity Fair; Kamala Harris, when she became Vice President-Elect.

(The White Suits also made a much-publicized appearance at the end of the 1996 film “The First Wives Club,” in which Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler play women who team up to take revenge on their exes and make a big splash. final catchy version of “You Don’t Own Me” wearing, yes, white suits.)

It’s possible that Adele just liked the idea of ​​wearing white, with its connotations of fresh beginnings and erasing slate, or thought it would look good in the greenery of the garden where she sat with it. Oprah – although maybe she wasn’t thinking of the story at all. But it is also true that the look she chose, by young black designer Christopher John Rogers, who just days before the show had been named womenswear designer of the year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America , was originally… a Skirt. This was Look 39 from its Resort 2022 collection, also known as Collection 008, and the only white style in a collection otherwise notable for its use of bright colors.

Adele had it customized into a pantsuit. Considering the theme of her album, titled “30,” and Oprah’s conversation, it clearly seemed on point. (So ​​much so that Oprah herself decided at the last minute to change her outfit from a shiny apricot Sally LaPointe suit to a neutral Brunello Cucinelli.)

Especially since, as Adele told Oprah, she had “never worn white before. I’m wearing it for you.”

And as a result, this symbol of solidarity leapt from Washington to the world at large.


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Ivy Getty’s marriage to Tobias Engel may have broken family curse


Billionaire heiress Ivy Getty may be breaking the cycle of tragedy in her family.

The 26-year-old just married her photographer boyfriend Tobias Engel in a three day extravagance extravagance in her hometown of San Francisco – with a mirrored glass wedding dress by John Galliano.

Nancy Pelosi officiated and the luminaries in attendance included singer Olivia Rodrigo, Princess Olympia of Greece, Governor of California Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco London Breed and bridesmaid Ivy, star of “Queen’s Gambit. “Anya Taylor-Joy. Mark Ronson was a DJ at a pre-wedding ’60s-themed party, and Earth, Wind and Fire performed.

It’s a fairytale fresh start for Ivy, who last year lost her father, John Gilbert Getty, to a drug overdose, and her beloved grandmother, Ann, to a heart attack. . Ivy also had a somewhat chaotic upbringing.

John Gilbert Getty was such a dysfunctional parent to the point where Ann took over and decided Ivy was going to live with her and [her husband] Gordon, ”an insider told The Post last year. “It was kind of like a modern take on the poor little rich girl. Ivy’s mother was not too present.

Ivy’s jewelry designer mother Alyssa Boothby, also known as Alyssa Jewels, was in attendance at the wedding. But a guest who attended the three-day celebration told the Post she had never seen the two interact.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi presided over the ceremony at San Francisco City Hall.
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“It doesn’t look like a lot of love is wasted there,” the guest said. “[Boothby] is rarely, if ever, mentioned by Ivy. Ann raised her and they adored each other. Boothby’s LinkedIn profile indicates that she works as a full-time waitress at the Presidio in San Francisco.

The memory of Ivy’s deceased relatives resonated at the wedding in a gentle, not sad, way, according to a guest, who said her veil was decorated with images of her father and her guitar and her grandmother. The deceased were also remembered by name in the wedding program, she said.

“My grandmother and father were by my side, just like me, gagging with joy” Ivy wrote on her Instagram after the event.

John Gilbert Getty, Ivy’s 52-year-old musician father, died of heart problems triggered by an accidental fentanyl overdose in a San Antonio hotel room on November 20, 2020. His grandmother Ann Getty, who raised Ivy in the Getty mansion where she hosted, died at age 79, two months before her own son died.

Ivy says Vogue that her late grandmother inspired her choice of designer wedding dresses: “My grandmother always wore John Galliano’s designs,” she said. “After my grandmother passed away – she was really more like a mother to me – I felt that connection with John. I knew I wanted him to design my wedding dress.

Still, the guest said: “[The wedding] was not what I expected or what you would think when seeing all the photos. It was done so well that it didn’t seem great, and John and Ann’s memories were so inspiring and loving. It was just exquisite and filled with friends of Ivy and Toby that they have all known forever and who want the best for them. It was not a superficial social marriage where everyone said in a low voice, “This will never last. It felt like a real love match.

The wedding party included
The wedding party included “Queen’s Gambit” actress Anya Taylor-Joy (left of the bride), who was a bridesmaid.
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Sources say Ann would be happy with Ivy’s husband’s choice.

“Toby really cared about Ivy,” added the guest, who has known the Getty family, including Ivy’s grandfather, 87-year-old Gordon Getty, for more than four decades.

“He adores her. He wrote his own vows and they blew everyone away. He said ‘I am your protector and your slave.’ It was so sincere. It wasn’t just two rich kids who, like, met in Ibiza last year.

Engel, who has been described as an aspiring tech entrepreneur and director as well as a photographer, was born in Vienna. Her parents are Peter Engel, an Austrian businessman, and Cheryl Prime, an English actress. She appeared in “Coronation Street” in 1982 and in the “Stolen” series of 1990.

The couple met at London Fashion Week and Engel proposed at sunset in Capri.

Getty, Taylor-Joy and more celebrated at a pre-wedding party with a '60s Mod theme.
Getty, Taylor-Joy and more celebrated at a pre-wedding party with a ’60s Mod theme.
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Ivy met bridesmaid Anya Taylor-Joy six years ago, on the actress’ first day in Los Angeles, according to La Coupe.

“My little girl got married yesterday,” Taylor-Joy wrote on Instagram Monday. “To be by your side for all these years and your bridesmaid has been nothing less than a privilege and your existence nothing less than a miracle. I am so PROUD of the woman you have become. If you ever have the slightest doubt, I loved you and I will love you forever.

CONGRATULATIONS LIL MONKEY SPICE! You were truly the most beautiful of brides.

Ivy’s optimism was obvious last year after her father died, when she told the Post how much she loved him and even though she was in mourning, she also felt grateful.

“I am filled with gratitude for everything he taught me,” she said. “My glass is half full. I think our generation [of Gettys] received a special opportunity to do good in the world, and we intend to take advantage of this opportunity.

Ivy is the great-granddaughter of J. Paul Getty, the founder of Getty Oil, born in Minnesota, who by the mid-20th century was the richest man in the world – with a fortune of 1.2 billion dollars (around 9.1 billion dollars today). He has forty descendants and the family has experienced an inordinate share of tragedy over the decades.

John Gilbert Getty with his daughter Ivy Getty
Ivy’s father, John Gilbert Getty, died of heart problems caused by an overdose of fentanyl in 2020.
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In 1973, John Paul Getty III – the 16-year-old grandson of the Patriarch (making him Ivy’s first cousin) – was kidnapped in Rome. His captors demanded $ 17 million, which his grandfather would not pay, which led his captors to cut off his right ear.

The ordeal, coupled with terrible neglect, ruined the boy’s life. At just 24 years old, he found himself paralyzed following a drug overdose. John Paul III, who was the father of actor Balthazar Getty, died in 2011, aged 55.

In 2015, Getty’s brother Andrew Getty died of bleeding from an ulcer. It was discovered that he had methamphetamine in his body at the time of his death.

Ivy's mother, Alyssa Boothby (left), was not very present during her childhood, so Ann Getty - the mother of John Gilbert (right) - raised the girl.
Ivy’s mother, Alyssa Boothby (left), was not very present during her childhood, so Ann Getty – the mother of John Gilbert (right) – raised the girl.
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“No one in the family calls it an overdose,” the wedding guest said. “They say he died under mysterious circumstances. It’s still the sentence.

In addition to Ivy, the younger generation includes fashion designer August Getty, 26, who dresses icons ranging from Cher and Hailey Baldwin to Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus. Isabel Getty, 25, the jet set musician daughter of Christopher Getty and Pia Miller, is the singer of the group Jean Marlow. And Nats (Natalia) Getty, 27, founded her own streetwear clothing line, Strike Oil, and is an LBGTQ activist married to Gigi Gorgeous, a transgender woman with huge success on YouTube.



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See all the best outfits at Mindy Kaling’s Diwali party


The stars shone brightly on November 3 and Mindy Kaling’s pre-Diwali dinner added to the sparkle, thanks to well-dressed guests who attended the celebrity-packed event on Wednesday. Prepared for an evening of all that is decadent and divine, Priyanka Chopra, Lilly Singh, Meena Harris, Deepica Mutyala and other incredible women were dressed in new outfits as they toasted to celebrate their accomplishments and friendships.

Held in honor of the Festival of Lights celebrated by the Hindu community, which took place on November 4, the joyful event was presented at the Bombay Palace in Los Angeles, where every corner of the room was lit up with ornate saris. , sparkling accessories and smiles. as bright as the lights on the ceiling. “Who am I, even? I couldn’t be more in love with my Diwali look, starting with my lehenga,” Mindy captioned an Instagram post.

“I am so proud of this room. This group of women. These pioneers who are blazing new trails for ALL of us through media, the arts and entertainment.”

As the host of the evening, Mindy dazzled in a custom Falguni Shane Peacock outfit. Priyanka Chopra was stunned in a set of floral-print georgette skirts from Arpita Mehta, and Meena Harris wore a custom paisley-print dress designed by South Asian fashion designer Nina Sarin Arias. As the party was filled with unforgettable looks, the wildly successful women were honored to celebrate friendship, representation and community.

“Last night I was so proud to have a Diwali party with my friends @meena at @phenomenal and @deepica at @livetinted,” Mindy wrote on Instagram. “We welcomed amazing women from our community and got to share stories and celebrate (with delicious food and major fashion moments). It couldn’t have happened when I moved to LA ago. over ten years, but now we are HERE! Next year will be even bigger. ” Grateful for the invitation, Richa wrote on her own Instagram account: “Thank you @meena @deepica @mindykaling for bringing us all together to enjoy each other’s brightness and to encourage solidarity and genuine connection in our community. which has historically been divided and where we have been pitted against each other by systems that are not for us (especially in industries like Hollywood). ”

Equally moved by the powerful women present, Deepica wrote, “I am so proud of this room. This group of women. These trailblazers who are blazing new trails for ALL of us through media, the arts and entertainment. What a dream. for ALL of us. have it all at one table to share a meaningful conversation about the power of the United States as a collective working together towards a common goal: representation.. Happy Diwali everyone. New beginnings, love and light. ”

Take a peek at the event and take a closer look at the glamorous Diwali outfit of each participating celebrity.



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How I Buy: Rickey Thompson


We all buy clothes, but no one makes the same purchases. It can be a social and deeply personal experience; sometimes it can be impulsive and entertaining, at others, goal-oriented, a chore. Where do you buy When do you shop? How do you decide what you need, how much to spend and what is “you”? These are some of the questions we ask important people in our “How I shop” column.

When Fashionista last met Rickey Thompson in early 2019, he said his dream would be to book a fashion campaign. (“Fingers crossed,” he told Maria.) Well, for over two years he’s been doing it – and then some: the actor and social media star doesn’t have one, not two, not three, but four commercials for Coach, one of America’s biggest fashion houses (and, not to mention, becoming a staple host for Coach’s TV spots). Her latest, for the brand’s “Give A Little Love” vacation spot, was released this week, and also stars Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, Paloma Elsesser, Barbie Ferreira and more.

“I like everything in [the campaign] – literally everything, ”he says of Pierre-Ange Carlotti’s pictures, Thompson, where he appears alongside comedian Quen Blackwell and his real cousin. “I just loved the vacation clothes: the bags, the shoes, the top, the jacket. Everything went perfectly and gave an atmosphere of elegant friendship. Then I had to bring my little cousin on set to shoot with me, which is absolutely everything … Everything went so well. “

Thompson’s job for Coach was just the beginning. Since booking that first campaign in 2019, he’s attended the fashion week shows from brands like Balenciaga, Balmain, Mugler and Ludovic de Saint Sernin (and Coach, of course). He appeared on the covers of magazines. And he’s only just getting started.

“I hope to continue to grow more [and book] more campaigns, “he says.” I want to walk more and really explode in the fashion world. “

While his fashion profile has grown exponentially, some things haven’t changed for Thompson, like his belief that good accessorizing can make an outfit and the fact that there is only more to come from him in fashion space. Upcoming, he talks about Christmas gifts (and clothes), his love of bags, and the trends he’s been really excited about lately. Read on.

Rickey Thompson behind the scenes of his latest Coach campaign.

“[The last few years, working in fashion has] made me want to dress better, and I like that about me. I am literally so obsessed with getting dressed. I look at myself like a doll: I wake up every day and I’m excited about what I want to wear. I’m like ‘Okay, cute.’ I want to wear the nicest things and look my best. Everywhere I go, I want to take a look. Being able to work with fashion houses opened my eyes to fashion.

“I’m so proud to be able to work with big fashion houses. I never thought in a million years that I would really work with fashion. I was like, ‘I don’t know. not the right fit. But I realized I was. I love fashion so much. The fact that I’m doing this at such a young age and have so many Coaching campaigns under my belt makes me feel amazing.

“I love the Coach family. I love everything they do. They make me happy. They make me feel comfortable. They allow me to go into the workspace and really take ownership of everything. In fact, I’m obsessed with working with the fashion world is everything.

“I love trying on different things. Before, I was afraid to wear certain colors or certain cuts of clothes. Now I literally try everything. Like everything wearing a skirt and jeans – at first I was like, ‘ I don’t, “I don’t know if I like it. I don’t know if I can make it. But I had this cute black pleated skirt and I put it on with some cute jeans and I was like,” Oh my God, that’s it. I look so adorable. I love her look. I love the way it fits. “I was very nervous doing this, but now I’m obsessed. I love experimenting with fashion.

“I found [my style] for the first time when i moved to LA i am from north carolina so the fashion world is really not that big there. When I went to Los Angeles and saw different people wearing these clothes and going beyond, I was like, “Oh my God, I can do that too. Plus, being able to work in New York and being able to travel all over the world, I just saw so many different people who are really rocking the hype. And I’m like, ‘I can do the exact same thing.’ Traveling has really opened my eyes to the world of fashion.

“I was obsessed with the look of low rise pants. I used to be a high rise dude, but now I think the low rise is so cute. It’s so sexy. I love the way it looks on my skin. body, and I “I’ve seen him a lot lately on the catwalks. I’m like “Oh my God, I can’t wait to fit more hipster pants into my closet.” The oversized look also interests me a lot. I love myself in an oversized jacket. I love myself in loose pants. I love going out and being comfortable – this is one of my biggest things: if I go out I don’t “I don’t mean,“ I can’t breathe in this outfit ”or“ My pants. is too tight. I like to be relaxed. I like to be cool. Lots of brands do this all oversized look, and I love, love, love, love, love. When I go shopping I make sure, “Are my pants long? Quite ? Are they large enough? Is my jacket loose enough? “

“The only thing I’m looking for right now is the perfect leather blazer. It’s my biggest, biggest, biggest, biggest thing. It’s so hard to find. want to find the most perfect leather blazer that fits me perfectly – the right length and everything like that.

“Boots are my thing. It really describes my personal fashion right now – every time you see me, “Does Rickey have a nice boot?” If I do, I’m having a good day. I am really killing him. I will wear them all year round. I don’t care what people have to say: I’ll wear nice boots all year round.

“I’ve been really obsessed with wearing moccasins lately. I’ve bought a lot of different types of moccasins – platform moccasins, low moccasins, a bun with a heel on it. I’m still obsessed with boots, but i really wanted i love the finesse of moccasins.

“I love to accessorize. I feel like you always have to know how to do it. Once you accessorize it makes the outfit even better.

“I started carrying a lot of bags. My mom, aunt and grandmother are the purse ladies. They had a bag every time, and I was like, ‘I want to start them. carry. “Now my bag collection is amazing. Every time I go out and see a bag that I want, I’m going to have it. I’m working hard, I’m going to have some fun. Right now I’m about 20 years, and I will continue to expand the collection.

“I remember growing up my mom always wore turtlenecks. I was always scared to wear a turtleneck, but now I’m obsessed. [grow] up, I really like to make my fashion more classy, ​​elegant, grown up and sexy. My fashion has definitely turned a new leaf in this direction. I used to be someone who liked bright colors a lot, very 90s. But then I was like, “I really want to start dressing in a more adult, more sophisticated way.”

“The first Coach bag I can think of is the one my mom wore all the time. It was this simple black Coach bag with monogram. Fast forward to now, being able to work with Coach and be part of the family, that was. is amazing. I will never be able to forget that monogrammed black Coach bag. There was this simple black mini bag that my grandma always wore too. So I live for Coach – Coach has been in my family for a very long time.

“The last thing I bought on a whim was in Vegas. I bought this satchel and I was like, ‘Oh, is there a handbag that goes with it? need. ‘ And I bought it too. It was a crazy price, but it looks so good together. I’m like, “I can wear these two pieces together so much and be really rude with that.” So yeah, j bought a satchel and a matching bag to go with it.

“I love shopping online. Going to stores is fun, it’s cute, but I love being able to sit on my bed and shop until I fall. is so much fun. I feel like shopping in stores, I don’t know. I love that I can be on my laptop and imagine, “Will I look amazing in there? I think so. Let me put it on my card. ”I love that feeling.

“My best friend Denzel, anytime [I want to buy something] I send him like, ‘Is that cute? Will I look good in it? Is it correct?’ And he’s like ‘Yeah, understand that. It’s worth it.’ So I always hit him. Whenever I need advice, he will respond. I like having a friend like that, because that’s why I got into fashion. I didn’t care before, but he’d say, ‘Come on, Rickey. You are in LA now. You are seen. You have to be at your best. Since that day, I’ve been on it, so I’m really grateful for him.

“This holiday season, like I said before, I really want to give something big and warm and very stylish. When I come home I want to mess around, and I don’t know, wear a costume. , maybe. I just wanted to get dressed and be very pretty for the holidays.

“Whenever I shop for gifts, I always think to myself, ‘What can make this person smile the most? I’m going to mess around. I’ll think about what they told me, what they liked, or I’ll go through some old texts, see what they like right now, and get a giveaway around that. I want to make someone happy during the holidays. I love giving gifts. “

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French manicure: an impeccable apartment on the banks of the Seine | Interiors


When Célia Bernard and her husband Jean-Marie Castille found this Parisian T3 directly on the right bank of the Seine, they were sure of one thing: they did not want to paint it white. Instead, they opted for a khaki in the lobby and dark chocolate brown doors. They also painted the living room in a deep yellow which she calls “curry”.

Color is at the heart of the latest professional adventure of the fiery Bernard. After 22 years working as a financial broker, she created a fashion brand, Love and Let Dye, with her friend Marine Vignes, who is best known in France as a weather presenter on television. The idea came to them during a trip to Bali in 2020, where they decided to have clothes made. “We rented a scooter and walked through small alleys in search of a tailor and women who worked with the tie-and-dye technique,” ​​Bernard recalls. “For me, it’s like Proust’s madeleine. Tie-and-dye takes me back to my youth when I was selling jeans on Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

In the red: the striking living room. Photography: Michel Figuet / Living inside

The official launch took place at the height of the pandemic in May 2020 and their collection of leggings, kaftans, loose shirts and dresses was an instant hit. They were sold in two weeks and the brand now has a network of nearly 60 points of sale, from Paris to Lisbon and from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam.

Between finance and fashion, Bernard embarked on real estate for several years, looking for houses and apartments for friends and acquaintances. She first went to visit it in this capacity, but fell so in love with it that she and Castille, at the head of a medical start-up, decided to buy it.

Located in a 1930s building, the apartment offers spectacular views of some of Paris’ most famous monuments. The Eiffel Tower is just across the river, slightly to the left, and if Bernard comes out onto the balcony, she can see all the way to Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur. “We really fell in love with the fact that it’s directly on the Seine,” she says. “It’s so relaxing to have the water flowing below you.”

It took eight months to transform the interior, which was once made up of a multitude of small rooms. “I wanted everything to be open so that you could move around,” says Bernard. “It’s more or less like a circle.” The heart of the new layout is the large open kitchen with its granite island, which can accommodate up to 12 people for dinner.

Ask Bernard about her decorating aesthetic and she tries to identify a specific style. She is drawn to Art Deco, but more than anything, she has tried to create “a cozy and more or less coherent interior”. In the task, she was helped not only by her husband but also by her mother-in-law, Geneviève Jabouille, owner of the famous restaurant Rive Gauche La Méditerranée, opposite the Théâtre de l’Odéon.

Following one pattern: A striking wallpaper is used throughout the 1930s apartment.
Following one pattern: A striking wallpaper is used throughout the 1930s apartment. Photography: Michel Figuet / Living inside

On the kitchen shelves are the first objects the couple bought together: two drawings of soldiers from the First World War, which they found in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in 1993. There are also vases from the Paris flea market, as well as a pair of wooden wall sconces designed by the Long Island-based firm, Allied Maker. A recent purchase is a pair of candle holders from the interior design store Compagnie de l’Orient et de la Chine.

The apartment was an opportunity for Bernard to indulge his love of wallpapers. “I spent hours looking for the right ones,” she says. “I love the way they give walls a little depth and find they brighten up a space.” Other fun items include a Mathieu Challières birdcage ceiling light in the bedroom, a colorful toaster reminiscent of Russian matryoshka dolls, and a foosball table in the lobby.

The latter was something that Bernard absolutely wanted to integrate. “My husband gave it to my son when he was 12 and we didn’t have room for it in our old apartment. So it was stored in a garage, ”she says. “I intended to find a place for him here. Given the success of her new fashion label, she is currently so busy that she doesn’t have much time to play. “Yet,” she adds, “when we organize dinners, it immediately creates a fun atmosphere. ”

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Instagram: a watch brand’s best friend


But as smartphone cameras improved, allowing for better macro photography, watch enthusiasts started to come. Over the past few years, and especially amid pandemic lockdowns that have given people enough time to spend on social media, the industry has taken a 180-degree turn. While the platform’s impact on watch design may be indirect, it has become so central to the way watches are introduced, promoted, and sold that the question might be: whether a new watch design does not appear on Instagram, does it even exist?

With the IWC Big Pilot “Tribute to 5002” the answer is literally no. First built as a prototype, the watch was turned into a limited edition of 100 pieces only after Christoph Grainger-Herr, managing director of IWC, posted an image of the piece, dubbed Safari, on his personal channel. , in June 2017.

“I was on safari at the time, in the Kruger National Park in South Africa,” Grainger-Herr recalled in an interview at a recent IWC event in Los Angeles. “I said, a little stupidly, that if I get 50 confirmations in comments from people saying they would buy it, I would. We had over 250 comments in 15 minutes.

“We sent all the reservation forms by DM,” added Mr. Grainger-Herr. “It was our first accidental foray into social commerce.”

More recently, Instagram has confirmed interest in an unexpected revival at Girard-Perregaux. “We posted a photo of a watch called Casquette, produced by Girard-Perregaux in the 1970s, with a very 1970s design, and people went crazy,” said the brand’s general manager, Patrick Pruniaux. “One of these watches is now being produced with a partner for a charity auction. “

Reinvented for the Only Watch auction on November 6 in Geneva, the unique timepiece – a remake of a funky spaceship-like model that Girard-Perregaux debuted in 1976 – was made in collaboration with the London-based watch customizer Bamford Watch Department.



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A new wellness brand that harnesses the power of the garden


Even when the creative director Scott Formby was working around the clock for fashion and interior brands like Ralph Lauren and Frette, he would find a way to put himself outside. “I would have a photoshoot in the middle of a garden on the Amalfi Coast,” he recalled recently from his home in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. When he bought this 1920s Spanish colonial-style home 15 years ago, his 2,500 square foot terraced garden, on a connected but separate lot, was a big part of the draw, and after the drought which hit the region in 2014, he transformed it to reduce its water needs. “I kept the old lemon trees but added a lot of cacti and, inspired by the Mediterranean, fig and mandarin trees,” he said.

About two and a half years ago, Formby’s frequent trips between New York (where he has an apartment) and Toronto for his then job as creative director of Canadian bookstore chain Indigo – and the lack of of garden time that resulted – was beginning to exhaust it. To distract himself, he started talking with his colleague Jennifer De Klaver, who is now his business partner, about the idea of ​​working together on a small wellness business that would celebrate the beauty and healing properties of plants. “Just talking about it seemed like oxygen to me,” he recalls.

When he finally quit his job at the end of 2019, Formby decided to spend more time in Los Angeles, where he hoped to recharge and putt in his garden. Weeks later, the pandemic hit the west coast and, due to the lockdown measures, he had more free hours to tend to his plants than he had ever imagined. At the end of that spring, he had a bumper crop of citrus and avocados and started selling them at local farmers’ markets. Sometimes he would just leave a basket of lemons by the side of the road with a sign saying “Free Vitamin C!” “It was like therapy for me,” he said. “It was also around the time when we decided to turn our idea into something real.” He and De Klaver found a lab in Colorado to help them formulate the natural, herbal-laden oils and creams they’d envisioned during their years of commuting – products that would combine the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids with powerful organic ingredients, like Echinacea and Evening Primrose, and combine Old World herbal knowledge with cutting edge science.

The visual concept for Apothecary Figaro, as the pair named the brand, later focused when Formby saw an image of “Landscape with a Cowbird,” a serene rendering of the Italian countryside painted around 1637 by French artist Gaspard Dughet, online. “Jennifer and I wanted to talk about the healing properties of art, in addition to those of plants, and this painting became a definitive starting point,” he said. In fact, they liked it so much that they decided to allow the work to be used in their branding. Much of the packaging in the wellness area, Formby said, is “white, clean and clinical and we felt it didn’t work visually for our serums, which are so filled with organic herbs.”

This month, the line will launch its first two products: the Botanical Serum and the Relief Balm. Both formulas contain a potent combination of organic green echinacea extract from a farm in upstate New York and CBD; some research has shown that the two ingredients can work favorably together to reduce inflammation of the skin and muscles. “We don’t market ourselves as a CBD business,” Formby explained. “But Echinacea is a powerful booster for CBD and its properties may work well on the skin.” He says the serum, which includes 30 other botanical ingredients such as wild geranium and patchouli, improves radiance and has a calming effect, while the balm, which includes arnica and extracts of mint and wintergreen. , can soothe muscle aches and pains. Coming up, and expected to arrive in the spring, a moisturizer for the face and a tincture infused with ginger, turmeric and elderberry which is designed to help the immune system and improve the quality of sleep.

All the while, Formby continued to tend his garden, even adding a new area for medicinal herbs such as wild marigold and chamomile which he describes as a “kind of laboratory.” He also found new uses for his abundance of products. Last Christmas he made a huge batch of fig compote and sent 50 jars to friends and family on the East Coast and Texas, where he grew up. The recipe, which he shares below, was inspired by a version he tasted years ago in Turin, Italy, and he likes to use it as a garnish for yogurt or toast, serve it with hard cheeses or pour it over rose ice cream. “As a child in Texas, I never knew what a fig tastes like, ”he said. “If you had said 15 years ago that I would make my own herbal jams and tinctures, I would have rolled my eyes and said, ‘What are you talking about? But the garden has become a real refuge for me. I realized how healing and empowering it is to watch things grow, especially during such a tragic time.

1. Place the figs, balsamic vinegar, orange zest, orange juice, sugar, salt, vanilla bean, rosemary and cinnamon in a medium heavy-based saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. (It may look dry, but don’t worry.) Boil for 1 minute, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

2. Lower the heat, add the bourbon and simmer, uncovered (you want the little bubbles to be visible throughout the pot, not just around the edges) for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until until the figs fall apart and the mixture has the consistency of red fruit jam.

3. Discard the vanilla bean and serve or refrigerate the compote. It will keep for about two weeks in the refrigerator.


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Michael Cinco lights up the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week


PARIS – Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco presented a refined, elegant, crystal-encrusted collection at the American Cathedral during Paris Fashion Week.

This is the second time that Cinco presents its haute couture collection at the prestigious Parisian event, after being presented at the Haute Couture “Couturissimo” fashion show in 2016.

Besides Cinco, the majestic American Cathedral has also hosted other international brands such as Tiffany Brown, Ltd., Mimiela, Megmanski, Never Give Up Clothing Line, Therese Marie Collections, Tracy Toulouse, Atelier Bea Rodriguez, CHantwa, A. Renee Fashion, Caroline Couture, Troy Anthony, Yasemin Ozer, Michael Lombard, FFF Afffair and MM Milano.

Sparkling, colorful, intricate and richly adorned with luxe Swarovski crystals and French glitter, Cinco’s collection that served as the show‘s grand finale wowed audiences, leaving international designers and models in awe.

New York fashion designer Troy Anthony said he would jump at the chance to collaborate and share the catwalk with Cinco. “Very beautiful in the sense that the collection complimented the cathedral. The models were like angels descending from the altar to the aisle. Rich in color and very elaborate, ”he said.

The models were proud to have worn Cinco’s designs. “Oh my God, that was amazing. It’s beautiful, I feel like a fucking princess. I love her!” Los Angeles-based model Valerie Ehimhen got excited.

Cinco’s spring / summer collection is his response to the COVID-19 pandemic which he described as inspired by Chrysalis. “For me, it’s a new beginning. Most of the collection is inspired by butterflies – how a caterpillar turned into a beautiful butterfly. We are now in a new beginning in this world and we are “out there” again. I’m so happy, inspired again and artistic again, ”Cinco said.

Despite the challenges of the COVID-9 pandemic, Cinco continued to design and create. Now that Dubai has reopened for events and shows, Cinco is ready to respond to its customers and return to the global stage.

A dynamic collaboration of talents

Another Filipina, based in Milan, Chona Bacaoco, who is also the chief designer and founder of MM Milano, an emerging sustainable brand from Milan, Italy and Frankfurt, Germany, was also present at Paris Fashion Week.

Bacaoco has partnered with Cinco to organize back-to-back Paris Fashion Week shows.

While Cinco’s collection featured a magical stream of haute couture dresses and menswear encrusted with crystals, sequins and pearls, MM Milano showcased an equally stunning collection of glamorous designs in galactic hues and patterns.

Pluto, the new fashion line from MM Milano designed by 14-year-old Pluto Ernsberger, takes pride in its futuristic design. MM Milano fosters a sense of community among creatives and talents celebrating inclusiveness by using innovative sustainable materials – the MM Milano brand.

Bacaoco’s existing brand visions offer new perspectives and inspiration to the young designer and model. “She (Chona) helps us find each other. It helps us find what’s good about us, ”said Ernsberger.

Mentored by Cinco himself, Bacaoco is very grateful to have pulled off the show. “Michael is a good friend of mine. We have planned this collaboration, first of course in Milan which took place at the beginning of the year but without Michael. So when the restrictions were lifted and the borders opened, I said, let’s go to Paris, Michael. So here we are, ”Bacaoco said.

Cinco and Bacaoco both grew up in the Visayas. Ahead of Paris Fashion Week, MM Milano supplied models for Cinco’s Kid and Teen collection in 2019 and early this year.

“I have known Chona for a long time. I am very happy that she invited me to be part of this fashion show. I love her so much. She has so much energy that’s something I appreciate about her, ”Cinco said.

Although new to the fashion industry having launched her modeling agency in 2016, Bacaoco started designing very early on. Raised by a mother seamstress, Bacaoco had her first creation at 10 years old. She had previously organized international parades in New York and across Europe.

Andreas Volkmar, German business partner of Bacaoco, is amazed by his energy. “She’s explosive! She is so amazing. I learned a lot from her, ”Volkmar said.

Meanwhile, Paris-based hairstylist and makeup artist Suzette Riego is proud to have worked for both Cinco and MM Milano.

“The experience has been incredible. feeling. Being Pinoy, nakaka-proud kasi Michael Cinco ‘yan eh. Masaya. In saka hindi matutumbasan ‘yung nakapagtrabaho ka ulit after the pandemic and with them who are internationally renowned Pinoy designers, ”said Riego.

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21 Latinx-owned beauty and fashion brands to have on your radar


Latinx Heritage Month kicked off on September 15. While it is important to always support the brands owned by Latinx, it is especially crucial to stand up for them during a month that celebrates their many accomplishments, influences and cultural contributions. Latinx-owned beauty and fashion brands in particular – and there are a lot good ones around the world – could especially use support during this time, as they are often not equally represented and can sometimes be overlooked in the beauty and fashion industries, respectively.

That said, a number of Latinx entrepreneurs and celebrities have launched their own beauty lines (or collaborated with existing brands for capsule collections) and have helped put Latinx beauty on the map. On the fashion front, designers like Farm Rio, Johanna Ortiz and Maria Cornejo are shaking up the industry with their new perspectives and approaches to clothing design.

Still, there is an exciting plethora of promising new beauty and fashion brands that should be on your radar, if not already. From a skincare line that helps improve biodiversity in Costa Rica, to a CBD-infused brand that aims to cure sore feet, to a Brooklyn-based apothecary that sells the most dreamlike gifts, discover 21 beauty companies. and Latinx-owned fashion to explore, support, and keep tabs on, even beyond Latinx Heritage Month.

1

Marine + Vine

Founded by Evelyn Ginossi, a former lawyer and first-generation Chilean American from California, Marine + Vine is a natural herbal body care line created in Los Angeles. The brand’s flagship product, Tahitian oil, includes a blend of Tahitian monoi (a scented elixir made from coconut oil and Tahitian gardenia petals), passion fruit oil and macadamia oil.

Unfortunately, this skin-soothing body oil is out of stock (yes, it’s that good), but the latest launch of the brand – a luxury hand cream made from rose oil, monoi, of seaweed extract and tons of vitamins – will definitely hold you back.

2

Beauty of spices

Inspired by the all-too-well-known pain that comes with a night out in heels (ugh), Mexican entrepreneur Brenda Sandoval Zorkin launched the CBD-centric skincare brand Spice Beauty. Its inaugural product? The Heel Stick, a clever solution for sore feet. Infused with 500 milligrams of CBD derived from Colorado-grown hemp, along with coconut and peppermint oil to calm inflamed skin, the formula gives you quick relief in the blink of an eye without staining your shoes. .

Spice Beauty’s second product, a bath and body oil, contains the same amount of CBD, as well as avocado, grapeseed and sweet almond oil for a luxurious (and super calming).

3

Lacquer Lights

You might recognize Kathleen Fuentes aka KathleenLights on her popular YouTube channel, where the Miami-born Cuban beauty vlogger and influencer regularly posts unboxes, reviews, and essays. In 2019, she launched her own line of nail polish called Lights Lacquer – and it’s definitely one to keep on your radar. In addition to cute nail stickers, she often launches fun seasonal collections. The latest, titled “Who Did It ?!

4

Natural Care Thrive

Thrive Natural Care offers essential herbal skin care products like shaving oil, face wash, face scrub and its flagship product, Daily Defense Sunscreen Balm SPF 30. Thrive infuses its products with traditional plants rich in antioxidants from regenerative farms in Costa Rica. , such as juanilama (a mint-scented vegetable oil that has antibacterial properties) and fierrillo (a rainforest vine with healing properties).

Sustainability is key to this brand, as these farms use native plants to improve biodiversity on degraded land while supporting local farmers.

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Beauty Treslúce

Treslúce Beauty has just been launched this year, and the colorful make-up line is already causing a sensation in the beauty space. Created by Mexican-American singer and actress Becky G, Treslúce offers makeup brushes, eyeliner, false eyelashes (as well as eyelash applicator tools and glue) and highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes with names such as “I Am Siempre Divina Palette” and “I Am Palette d’Alma.”

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Dezi skin

Another Latinx newcomer to watch out for is Dezi Skin. Founded by Mexican-American influencer, makeup artist and YouTube star Desi Perkins, the skincare brand launched in April with its vitamin C glow serum Claro Que C, and released a hydrating mist last month. for the face with a nourishing blend of vitamin C, AHA, and hyaluronic acid.

Being a Latina in the beauty space is clearly important to Perkins; as she told Bustle in 2018, “When you find someone you can admire who has the same characteristics as you, and they make you proud to have [those features], that’s all. This is my favorite part of being a Latina in the beauty community: being able to [inspire] young Latinas to be proud of themselves. This makes [my hard work] worth it. “

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Rëzo hair care

Nubia Rëzo is a curly hair expert with over four decades in the business. Not only does she have a salon on the Upper East Side of New York City (ask for her signature “Rezo Cut” if you have curly locks) and her own training academy for aspiring hairdressers, she recently launched her own line of hair. vegan hair care.

Targeting curly hair (natch), Rëzo Haircare contains nourishing and anti-hair loss black tea in its shampoo, conditioner, hair serum and popular Curl Define hair gel. It keeps the spirals hydrated, soft and frizz-free.

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Ceremony

In October 2020, Swedish Latina Babba C. Rivera took her experience as a marketing expert for companies like Uber, Away and her own agency, By.Babba, and launched Ceremonia, a line of hair care products. with ingredients from Latin America. . The brand is proud to merge modern hair rituals with Latinx culture to promote “hair wellness”.

Its products – which include a milky weightless serum with castor oil, whisper butter and a Brazilian super fruit called pequi; a witch hazel and yucca shampoo; and Bustle’s Approved Guava Rescue Spray – already have a cult following.

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Elaluz

Camila Coelho’s Brazilian heritage permeates Elaluz, the beauty line recently launched by the influencer and model that spans a trio of categories: hair, skin care and makeup. The brand’s name translates to “it’s light” in Portuguese, so naturally there are a lot of products that aim to give you a glow, like the new bronzer stick (great for a glow on the go), the face palette that includes an iridescent blush, a highlighter and a bronzer, as well as an innovative night tanning cream.

The healthy Brazilian superfoods and plant extracts – think starfruit, papaya and guarana – can be found across Elaluz’s diverse yet forward-thinking range.

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Kura skin

If you’re struggling to navigate the sometimes intimidating and overwhelming world of skin care, consider checking out Kura Skin. The data-driven platform and subscription service founded by Latinx entrepreneur Katrina Moreno Lewis matches you to your ideal routine based on factors like your skin, environment, skin goals, and (maybe most importantly) your budget.

After taking a survey, Kura uses an algorithm to analyze product combinations specially designed for you, and then a box arrives at your doorstep. The best part? Your personalized routine can change as often as you need to based on your own feedback and, say, the seasons. PSA: Kura offers beloved brands like Osea, Pai, and Alder New York.

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Marianella

If you live in New York, it’s worth checking out Marianella, a new apothecary with two branches in Brooklyn. (Not in the Big Apple? Don’t worry, there’s an ecommerce site, but you’ll miss the neon lights and Instagram-worthy bathroom.)

Owned by a Venezuelan mother-son duo, the market offers a wide range of bath, home and skin care products from Marianella’s own in-house line and trendy brands like The Butcher’s Daughter and R + Co. Think artistic candles with humorous silhouettes, charcoal “body caviar” and Hawaiian black lava, and fruit-themed tea towels. Essentially, it’s a gift giver’s paradise.

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Flor de Maria

Flor de María Rivera loves shoes even before she is old enough to set foot in a kindergarten class. After working as a sports journalist for 12 years, she started a bilingual style blog to share her love of fashion. And in 2019, she launched her eponymous shoe brand Flor de María, which includes just about any style you can imagine: sandals, pumps, mules and boots. Good luck in selecting just one pair.

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Maygel Coronel

These swimsuits from the Colombian brand Maygel Coronel are true trendsetters. Between the dreamy color palettes, dramatic textures and timeless patterns and prints, even if you haven’t been planning a tropical vacation anytime soon, you’ll be ready to hit the beach once you get one of these beauties in your possession.

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Rio Farm

Nobody makes ultra bright, ultra vibrant prints like Farm Rio. Founded by Katia Barros and Marcello Bastos in Brazil almost 25 years ago, the brand is the embodiment of good vibes and sunny optimism. From whimsical floral dresses to playful jumpsuits, Farm Rio has something for everyone.

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El Cholo’s child

Shiny pearl tote bags will instantly enhance just about any ensemble, incorporating color and texture with just one simple item. We love these eye-catching color combinations and the fact that these pieces are made with recycled plastics. Durable and stylish? This is the winning pair there.

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JZD

The viral “Latina Power” t-shirt is a staple in any Latina’s closet. The pink and red palette is both playful and chic. This will be the perfect t-shirt to keep it both cute and casual while doing everyday errands.

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Blush and happiness

Because you can never have too many gold rings, why not buy a few more from the Blush and Bliss online store, owned by Latina? They just add a touch of glamor to any look, and you can stack them up depending on what kind of vibe you’re looking for.

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Hija de tu Madre

There is no doubt that gold hoops are a standard in jewelry. They make most sets ten times more dressy and help put together even the most casual looks. These gold hoops are so versatile; they are perfect for formal events, but also perfect for a classic outfit in jeans and white t-shirts.

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Lights label

When you want everyday staples that you can practically live in, this is where you should start your search. With super comfy shorts, worn tees and practical tote bags that can carry everything from your weekly run to the market, this Miami-based brand has you covered for any occasion.



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The Malagon group goes global and extends beyond Latinx fashion brands


Camila Malagon lost both parents at the age of twenty-one. While coping with her tragic loss, she launched her fashion consulting agency representing small Latinx fashion designers and helped them enter the US retail market. Camila has a laser sense for spotting new and hot brands; she quickly built a successful business in the United States and is now making a bold decision in the global marketplace.

Chan: When did you create Malagon Group?

Malagon: The Malagon Group was created in 2017. I returned to Colombia after my parents passed away, intending to reconnect with my roots after growing up in the United States all my life. It was supposed to be a quick trip with plans to return to New York City, but the local designers suddenly started contacting me and asking me to help them get into American retailers. Suddenly – and unwittingly – I found myself as a consultant in Colombia. Through years of working in wholesale, public relations and my retail experience in New York City, I was fluent in the language of the industry and had relationships with many key players. It has been four years since I first moved to Colombia. I have cultivated great relationships with retail partners like Net-A-Porter, Intermix, Saks and Bloomingdales, on a professional level but more importantly, on a personal level. It was at these retailers that I presented most of the brands that I have now.

Chan: What is the Malagon Group today?

Malagon: Today, Malagon Group is a fashion consulting agency representing various emerging fashion brands around the world. We now have an incredible turnaround time for new clients as we are seeing results in the first half of the year. We focused on a six to eight month period of perfecting the brand and the collections before they were ready to market. When we start with a client or a new campaign, I work hand in hand with the brand, I revise the fabrics, I revise the designs with the business strategy in mind, and then my team follows up on the execution. I trust every member of our team to divide and conquer. Whether it’s in the design or even in the analysis of technology and data, everyone is together to meet the schedule we have set for ourselves.

Chan: What was your first big break?

Malagon: My first “big” break was to integrate three brands (Waimari, Juan De Dios & Verdelimon) into Intermix in one season, during my first year of activity.

Chan: Do you have extension projects?

Malagon: Yes! We are currently focused on expansion targeting Europe and West Coast markets. In October, we meet with UK’s biggest retailers such as Net-A-Porter, Matches, Selfridges, Liberty London, Browns, Harrods and many more to expand overseas distribution. And at the end of November, we are opening offices in Los Angeles to support more brands beyond Latin America from 2022. We want to have a smart approach to the fashion-tech side of the industry, by focusing on data-driven markets and trends that will ultimately enable more growth at all levels. I am constantly thinking about how to maximize creative initiatives in the fashion world. I work closely with Net Sustain, Net-A-Porter’s organized platform, to ensure that each of my brands gives back in one way or another, socially or environmentally. For example, one brand guaranteed that every swimsuit sold would result in a planted tree, or MUV’s label initiative, where the labels themselves are made from carrot seeds, so if you drop them don’t no matter where – even in New York – they will sprout. The brands I started with are very resort and swimming focused, but in a way that reflects Colombia’s strength in this category. Last February, I signed on to my first athleisure brand called MUV Active, which I’m personally very excited about. In our first season together, we asked Bandier to take over the brand with Dallas, Los Angeles and online. We will launch in mid-October. We also have Agnes glasses, which have caught the attention of major publishers and buyers around the world in a very short period of time. I hope to expand the bi-coastal offices, maintaining our Latin American brands while simultaneously developing brands from France, Dubai, the Middle East and Asian countries.

Chan: Who are your favorite Latinx fashion designers?

Malagon: In my world, that’s a bit of a trick question – but Carolina Herrera has always been a favorite. My mom always wore Carolina, which was my first introduction to the iconic brand. Also – I love a shirt dress, and it does the best.

Chan: What is your philosophy for spotting new designers who will be successful? Malagon: My philosophy is to trust my instincts. I know when I see something special about the brand, even if the product isn’t something I would wear myself. I think I have a particular strength in having a very clear vision of the capabilities of each designer, and when I take on new brands within a pre-existing client category, they are unique. I don’t want to expand too much, and I hate making excessive promises, so I’m very picky about how much we take and how fast. Originally, I wanted to oversee every step of every project I’m involved in, which is, in fact, not possible for a human. In all aspects of my life, including business, I have – for better or for worse – the spirit of a perfectionist, and I love to be thoughtful. Another business philosophy is to prioritize customer and buyer relationships in a detail-oriented, organized and intimate way that makes customers feel heard and prioritized. Whether it’s meeting buyers one-on-one or with my clients at their homes, I’m not your typical CEO and you won’t see me at trade shows. I am incredibly proud of our team, our company and the progress we have made with the majority of the brands we currently represent at Malagon Group and it has been mind-blowing. I think my relationship with buyers is something that is my most valuable asset.

Chan: How fast can a brand grow?

Malagon: The best example I can give you is that I signed with a swimwear brand called Baobab in August 2020. They were selling to Victoria’s Secret, an account the brand got by attending a trade show, but not at other large retailers. In the past 12 months, the brand has already launched in stores like Intermix, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Revolve and most recently Shopbop resulting in 260% growth and we are expanding the international distribution of the Mark. It’s that kind of growth that nourishes me and keeps me going. We have settled our turnaround time. I don’t mean to sound naive, but it’s so gratifying to see the results of our hard work. The hardest part is that I’m about to venture into uncharted territory that I don’t know as well, especially Europe. Not to mention the fact that I am now completely moving my headquarters to the West Coast. My biggest challenge right now is making sure my brands don’t feel the consequences of my move and keep growing. I want to look to the future as I start to focus on new territories. But I have to stay innovative and maintain our current success. Overall, that means my role is to change gears. It will be a challenge, but I’m excited for myself – and terrified, but I’m so happy for Malagon Group.

Chan: What motivates you personally?

Malagon: I always juggle responsibilities and priorities, but I also remember being grateful and celebrating every win and the team. I am also a very intuitive person and I have to remember to keep driving this boat and to keep us going.

Chan: How did your parents influence you?

Malagon: I inherited my dad’s work ethic, not to mention he taught me the importance of keeping my word. My mother was a strong woman who was also a role model – as far back as I can remember; I was surrounded by friends of hers – designers, models, photographers – who had a huge influence on my tastes. She was bold, elegant and not afraid to be herself. She gave me the confidence to stay true to my beliefs and not be afraid to use my voice or own my opinions. The fact that I work in fashion, especially in business, is certainly no accident. But the strength of my voice and my belief that I can do it? I owe them that.


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Super Chic Fashion Week arrives in Los Angeles for an iconic show


The Super Chic Los Angeles Fashion Week event took place on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the Renaissance Los Angeles Hotel. During the presentation of the track; we have seen substantial collections of fashion brands featuring a wardrobe for women, men and children. Among them were; Breathe Fashion By Snehal Velvandkar (clothing for women), Bella Fashion Designs (clothing for women, men and children) and Bindi Fashion Designs (clothing for women and children).

Super Chic Fashion Week is a production company based in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Founded by the fashion house; Bella Fashion Designs, Super Chic Fashion Week produces a world tour for fashion in various cities in the United States, Europe and South America. Create a platform for emerging and established fashion designers to increase brand awareness at national and international trade shows.

The models presenting the collections were; Kseniia Sokol, Gabriella Bales, Jacqueline Drexler, Jessica Carper, Nancy Chen, Jenny Guan, Mikayla Chitu, Selina Luo, Franchesca Rivera, Joyce Gao, Angela Zhang, Joseph Jones, Ethan Chang-Johnson, Felix Wang, Harrison Coronado, Rawlin Jefferson, Delbert Dai, Daisy Qin, He Yun Lang, Henry Yang, Hanee Yang, Grace Zhan, Felix Zhan, Oscar Du, Benson Du, Jonathan Xie, Sylvia Ye, Skye Ferrero, Cassidy Chang-Johnson & Saige Lopez.

Stay up to date with the Super Chic Fashion Tour! From city to city – creating new experiences.

Visit: www.superchicfashionweek.com for updates.

Photography Instagram Credits: Raza Syed @angelbluephotography

Fashion Designer / Brands Instagram Credits: Breathe Fashion By Snehal Velvandkar @snehalbreathefashion, Bella Fashion Designs @ bellafashiondesigns223 & Bindi Fashion Designs @bindifashiondesigns.

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34 Latinx-Owned Fashion Brands You Should Know About


Although the vast majority of Latinxes pride themselves on always looking their best, even going to the corner store (because, as our mothers have anchored it in our brains, you never know what’s this will happen where “whogoing to be there), Latinx communities are not a monolithic culture. Across the diaspora there is a plethora of cultures which, yes, often overlap.

Our rich heritage allows us to flourish in the creative fields. From a handful of brands that dominate the beauty industry and boy bands that are on every Gen Z playlist, Latinx are heading towards the mainstream, so you better get used to it.

One way we like to incorporate the best Latinx brands is in what we wear. Whether it’s innovative knits, AOC approved sports masks, or sustainably crafted handbags, we’ve rounded up a wide range of Latinx fashion brands for you to check out.


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A Vogue teens Alum from Generation Next, Krystal Paniagua is a Puerto Rican designer whose pieces are full of meaning. Each of Paniagua’s knitted garments are intended to accentuate the wearer’s body and are designed with longevity in mind.

Martin Across creations are handcrafted in Ecuador and showcase the landscapes and the joys of travel, which we all crave lately.

Based between Puerto Rico and New York, Santos by Mónica produces fun and electric bags made from vegetable leather made from cactus fibers grown in Mexico. Mónica Santos Gil’s brand is focused on slow fashion and returning the resources that were used to make the products back to nature.

Known for their bold prints and vibrant colors, this Brazilian brand is a celebrity that has been producing bright, avant-garde pieces since 1997 and they are also very environmentally conscious. Farm Rio has partnered with One Tree Planted, an organization that helps global reforestation, to donate a tree to plant in the Amazon rainforest every time you make a purchase.

Luiny’s aesthetic is a #but. This Puerto Rican jewelry designer crafts her pieces by hand in Brooklyn, NY. Her timeless yet daringly minimalist designs that reflect her love for her travels and her organic lifestyle.

Ethically made in Ecuador, Hera is a conscious fashion brand that prioritizes natural fibers, dyes and vintage textiles. With Isabel Prez at the helm, Hera focuses on unique and cool pieces that draw inspiration from music, culture and art.

Made from recycled metals, Hernán Herdez is a seasonless jewelry line from Puerto Rican designer and artistic director Melissa Hernández. Formerly known as Coyote Negro, you’ve probably saved tons of her IG images in your inspiration boards.

Founded by Kristen Gonzales and Sam Romero in 2016, Selva Negra is a ready-to-wear brand designed in a sustainable manner and with accessibility in mind. Most of the pieces cost under $ 200 and are ethically produced in downtown Los Angeles using fabrics sourced from Los Angeles, California, Japan, and Turkey.

Annais Yucra is an emerging designer from Peru who studied fashion design at Central Saint Martins in London. Since graduating with honors, Annais Yucra has been designing pieces that rewrite our approach to fashion.

Centered on the Latinx identity, Hija de tu Madre was founded in 2016 by Patty Delgado. In their shop you can find pieces with phrases like “Make Jefa Moves”, “Ya Guey”, “Yo quiero dinero” and of course, the iconic “Latina” hoops.

Simonnet is not just an independent store where you can buy designer pieces from Ottolinger, Saks Potts and Tigra Tigra; it is also a ready-to-wear brand signed Simonett Pereira.

Cuyana, these are high quality timeless pieces. Founded by Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah in 2011, Cuyana’s philosophy is really less is more, especially when it comes to building your capsule wardrobe.

Lagotta is a sustainable swimwear brand that has expanded into beauty, wellness, CBD, and resort wear, but still makes minimizing waste and prioritizing small manufacturing its primary focus. Goals.

Yo Soy Afro Latina was created by Bianca Kathryn to empower black women within the Latinx community and remind people of the rich cultures of Latinidad.

Victor Barragán founded his eponymous label, Barragán, in 2016. Thanks to his unique and eye-catching designs, in 2019 Barragán was recognized by Anna Wintour and the CFDA. Since then, a larger platform has allowed Victor to become a leading voice in Mexican fashion.

Based in Mexico City, Tuza is a jewelry brand of Suzza Atala that fuses her love for sculpture and design.

Mexican-born artist Ilse Valfré launched Valfré in 2013 and since then his unique and vibrant creations have never stopped stopping.

Based in Brooklyn but born and raised in Mexico City, Sabrina Olivera is a fashion designer who reinvents potential clothes, fabrics and textures from a storytelling perspective. For example, his latest company is called “Soldaderas”. In it, she explores the way women fighters of the Mexican revolution dress and behave.

Mozhdeh Matin is the Peruvian designer behind Mozh Mozh, a slow fashionable women’s clothing brand that showcases and emphasizes Peruvian textiles and techniques such as alpaca, cotton, wool and rubber. natural.

Since Kare Perez’s brand, Second Wind, launched amid the pandemic in 2020, it has received press recognition and support from AOC – all thanks to its fashionable and comfortable face masks.

Johanna Ortiz founded her eponymous brand in 2003 in Cali, Colombia and it’s all about drawing and celebrating the complexities of femininity.

Founded in 2019 by Colombian designer Monika Silva, Gauge81 is all about reinventing basics with imaginative designs.

Rooted in the ideals of fair labor, environmentally responsible manufacturing and social responsibility, Ética denim was founded by Agustín Ramírez in 2018 in Puebla, Mexico.

Taking tote bags to a new level, Mayorga is a Tijuana, Mexico-based accessories brand that has taken TikTok by storm.

Handcrafted in São Paulo since 2006, Alexandre Pavao’s creations are a maximalist’s dream. If you like to have fun with your outfits, these bags have your name all over the place.

JZD’s Pink Latina Power Tee is the brand’s flagship piece. However, JZD is more than that. It is a lifestyle brand that builds community and celebrates the culture on a daily basis, since 2016.

Born by Agustina Dubié in 2012, Dubié’s stylish shoes are made in Argentina and heavily influenced by the 90s. They are stylish but perfect for everyday wear.

What started out as an Instagram account quickly grew into an organized e-commerce site for Latinx brands. Shop Latinx was started by Guatemalan / Nicaraguan Brittany Chavez in 2016 and it’s your one-stop-shop for discovering and supporting emerging Latinx talent. But that’s not all, Shop Latinx also showcased its first merchandise collection, which features a range of products such as t-shirts, tote bags and more that celebrate the Latinx community.

Puerto Rican twin sisters Corianna and Brianna Dotson aren’t just DJs, they’re entrepreneurs too. They founded their eyewear brand, Coco and Breezy Eyewear, in 2009 and have almost instantly become popular among stylish celebrities.

Designed by Dominican Carolyn Compress and made in the Dominican Republic, Olette is an ode to stylish comfort, durability and her Caribbean roots.

Jomary Segarra started knitting with her grandmother at the age of seven, but it wasn’t until 2016 that she founded Yo +, an ethical brand that fuses knitwear and technology to create clothes without gender.

Made from recycled plastic, El Cholo’s Kid is an accessories brand that gives us a glimpse into Mexican artisan culture through an updated and stylish lens. It was founded in 2008 by Daisy Romero.

Ojo Sagrado is a slow fashion brand, known for its recycled denim, which has Mexican design and heritage as its top priorities. Founded by Jessica Gutierrez and Daniela Ruiz, both from Puebla, Ojo Sagrado prides itself on being 100% Mexican, from materials to production. The brand also operates on a zero stock basis, with make-to-order requests and worldwide shipping.

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Recover ™ honored at Fast Company’s 2021 Innovation by Design Awards for its mission to achieve circular fashion for all


LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Recover â„¢, a leading materials science company and global producer of high quality, low impact recycled cotton fibers and cotton fiber blends, received honorable mentions in two categories in Fast businessInnovation by Design Awards 2021. The company was recognized for its innovations in the Durability and Materials categories.

The 10th anniversary of the awards, which can be found in the October 2021 issue of Fast business, recognize the people, teams and businesses that transform businesses, organizations, and society through design. One of the industry’s most sought-after design awards, Innovation by Design is the only competition to honor creative work at the intersection of design, business and innovation, recognizing people, businesses and people. trends that have gradually brought design to the forefront of business conversation.

Recover is an innovative textile producer who has pioneered the field of sustainable materials and recycling since 1947. The company recycles post-industrial and post-consumer cotton waste, replacing the need to cultivate cotton, dramatically reducing waste. waste of water, limiting the use of dyes thanks to its RColorBlend system, and reduction of landfill textile waste. Recover is working with key industry players to drive change and establish a new circular supply chain that will allow it to devote a third of its production capacity to post-consumer recycling by 2025.

“My family has been innovating for generations to perfect the Recover process, which should be an exciting resource for the fashion industry as it strives to achieve sustainability goals,” said Alfredo Ferre, CEO of Recover. “We are grateful to receive an honorable mention at Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, which is so positive as we pursue our vision of making sustainability more fashionable. ”

“Design is not just a beauty contest,” said Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast business. “This is something that can change the world and create solutions at a time when we face pressing global issues such as systemic racism, climate change and a global pandemic. Many of these entries present these challenges while offering hope for the future through their unwavering commitment to uplifting design. ”

The 2021 award winners were selected from the following categories: apps and games; Cities; Data design; Design company of the year; Experimental; Fashion and Beauty; Finance; General excellence; Graphic design; Health; Home; Learning; Mobility; Packaging; Some products; Innovation in retail; Social good; Spaces and Places; Sports and leisures ; Students; Durability; User experience; Well-being; Workplace; Best Asia-Pacific Design; Best Design Europe, Best Design Middle East and Best Design Africa; Best Latin American Design; and Best Design from North America. The new categories included advertising, branding, impact, materials, pandemic response, real estate, and years in business.

Judges include renowned designers from various disciplines, business leaders from some of the world’s most innovative companies, and Fast businessits own writers and editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user perception, cultural impact and business impact.

Winners, finalists and honorable mentions are featured online and in the October issue of Fast business magazine, on newsstands September 28, 2021.

To see the full list, go to: https://www.fastcompany.com/innovation-by-design/2021

ABOUT RECOVER â„¢

Recover â„¢ is a leading materials science company and a global producer of high quality, low impact recycled cotton fibers and cotton fiber blends. Its premium, environmentally friendly and competitive products are created in partnership with the supply chain for retailers and global brands, providing a sustainable solution to achieve circular fashion for all.

As a fourth generation family business with more than 70 years of history in the textile industry, Recover â„¢’s mission is to evolve its proprietary technology to have a lasting positive impact on the environment and to partner with brands / retailers and other agents of change to meet industry sustainability goals. Recover â„¢ was honored in Fast businessInnovation by Design Awards for 2021 in the Durability and Materials categories. For more information, visit www.recovertex.com and follow @recoverfiber on social media.

ABOUT THE FAST COMPANY

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business. The editor-in-chief is Stéphanie Mehta. Based in New York, Fast business is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, together with our sister publication, Inc., and can be found online at fastcompany.com.


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Filipino Designer Puey Quiñones Presents ‘The Sexiest Heels’ With LA’s Lenny Lu Shoes – Manila Bulletin


Filipino designer Puey Quiñones presents “The Sexiest Heels” with Lenny Lu shoes from LA

In Manila’s high society, Puey Quinones is known as a master couturier, producing fashion pieces that are beyond imagination. And after making bridal dreams come true with her Coco Melody workshop in Los Angeles and bringing her to Manila in 2019, and making protective gear for frontline doctors at the height of the pandemic, as well as a elegant for fashion scientists with his “Fashion for Protection”, the fashion designer born in Samar adds the title of shoe designer to his repertoire.

Puey is collaborating with Los Angeles-based shoe brand Lenny Lu to present a must-have Fall / Winter 2021 court shoe with the ‘The Sexiest Heels’ collection. Launched on September 23, 2021, the collection, with its play on softness and elegance, delicacy and daring, invites every woman to give up quarantine flats for a while and rediscover the magic of heels.

One of her flagship pieces is a pair of gold and red pointy toe shoes, with a name that will make you think of the ultimate blonde bombshell, Marilyn. Playful is the Liza with its metallic ornaments and feathers. The Cocoon and Pia mules present an elegant and artistic vibe. Whereas Lauren heels and Roz mesh boots are definitely pieces that look like me with their rows of knots.

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“I am more than excited and happy to share this dream with you,” said Puey. “I still remember when I was a kid and had to beg my parents to buy me shoes, but unfortunately we couldn’t afford it. I have to borrow or wait for my relatives to give me shoes. And here I am, drawing shoes. I can finally tell my mom not to worry about her shoes because I can make one in any color and design. I am very grateful for this opportunity.

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George Malkemus, who pushed Manolos to new heights, dies at 67


Ms. Parker met Mr. Malkemus in the early 1980s; she was a young actress who worked in Los Angeles, and he and Mr. Blahnik were in town for a show.

“I didn’t have a lot of money,” she said in an interview, “but I bought a lot of shoes even though I wasn’t able to. I was delighted. when a few months later they arrived and Manolo had signed them. In my opinion and that of Pat “- Patricia Field, the costume designer of” Sex and the City “-” The Manolos were ‘the’ shoe, and when we did started doing the show, we came to George. “

George Dewey Malkemus 3rd was born on February 23, 1954 in San Antonio, Texas. His parents, George Jr. and Dorothy (Hesskew) Malkemus, were federal employees. The young Mr. George attended Baylor University in Waco as a medical student for a few years before moving to New York in the late 1970s. He met Mr. Yurgaitis, then a model, while he was working. as a salesman at Paul Stuart, the men’s boutique. They got married in 2013.

Besides Mr. Yurgaitis, Mr. Malkemus is survived by his father; one sister, Cynthia Malkemus Green; and two brothers, Perry and Mark.

Mr Blahnik and Mr Malkemus ended their partnership in 2019. In a statement reported by Women’s Wear Daily, Mr Malkemus said that Mr Blahnik’s niece, who ran the Blahnik business, had “offered terms unacceptable ”and that he and Mr. Yurgaitis had refused to renew their 37-year license.

He quickly closed the townhouse on East 54th Street, which they later bought in the late 1990s to house the store. Last year it reopened it as a Manhattan flagship for Ms. Parker’s brand. She and Mr. Malkemus were the designers, and the shoes – though feminine, pretty, and often sparkly – don’t look like Blahnik-misses.


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Paris Retail District Vertbois hopes to become the next Williamsburg


PARIS While Parisian stores are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, an area is emerging as a new retail center for the French capital.

The Quartier du Vertbois, or Vertbois district, in the Haut Marais district has seen an effervescence of activity, as new tenants join a list including Café Kitsuné, which this year opened its first European coffee roasting in the district, the clothing brand APC, the record store Rupture and a Philippe Conticini bakery.

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“It’s a bit like Shoreditch at the beginning, or Silver Lake in Los Angeles, or Brooklyn, when the first hipsters arrived,” says Thomas Erber, the former journalist and town man, artistic director of the project.

Except that it is not an organic development. The project is managed by real estate investment management company Patrizia, which initially acquired around 20 commercial leases in the neighborhood, with the aim of rejuvenating the neighborhood with a mix of food, fashion, art, design and music, after a separate failed project. a gastronomic hub known as La Jeune Rue.

The company has since built a portfolio of nearly 35 stores, 85% of which are leased, with future arrivals including a new branch of chef Jean Imbert and the entertainment force. Pharrell williams‘café-restaurant concept to share, according to Charles-Nicolas Tarrière, general manager of the fund management team at Patrizia.

“Vertbois is extremely original,” emphasizes Tarrière, specialist in risky investments. “I have been practicing this profession for twenty years and I have never seen anything like it. This is what we found exciting when we started this project about five or six years ago.

Recognizing that Parisians were fed up with cookie-cutter shopping streets, Patrizia opted for a mix of independent stores with smaller-scale chains, hoping to turn this hitherto sleepy neighborhood into a new destination. trendy retail store.

“More and more, the high streets are looking the same everywhere you go: whether you’re in Munich, Paris or New York, you see virtually the same retailers,” Tarrière said. “We decided to aim for originality by bringing in traders who, even if they have stores in other districts, come to the Vertbois district with a new store concept.

Erber, known for organization of a series of curiosity cabinets for the former Parisian concept store Colette, brought an equally eclectic approach to this business. In addition to recruiting trendy brands, he’s partnered with city-wide events like Le Fooding and Paris Design Week to put the region on the map.

“It’s mostly for fun, because I love Paris. I have always been active in the cultural life of the city, ”he explained. “Second, the idea is to bring traffic to the neighborhood, by partnering with established events that will bring the right kind of people into the neighborhood: people who love culture and beautiful things.”

To foster a sense of community, the neighborhood stores – loosely centered around rue du Vertbois, rue Volta and rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth – are part of a collective that organizes events, such as a Christmas market planned for the holiday period.

Among them are restaurants like Biche, Elmer, ISTR and Addommé, as well as art galleries Derouillon, Backslash and New Galerie, and a tattoo parlor, Drawtattoo.

“We are collectively trying to develop a small village in the heart of the world, something a little special and different from other neighborhoods,” said Erber, echoing his slogan for the project.

The district even has its own magazine, La Revue du Vertbois, and branded products, including an upcycled clothing collection produced by APC in collaboration with the eco-responsible concept store Front de Mode, and a selection of wines.

Among the more recent arrivals is Kilometer Paris, the travel-themed women’s clothing brand founded by Alexandra Senes, and upcoming openings include American independent fragrance company The Society of Scent. Meanwhile, Maison Morin, a hotel decorated by designer Matali Crasset, is slated to open in 2023.

There have been obstacles, including COVID-19 closures, which delayed the entire project for 18 months, and ongoing renovations on some dilapidated buildings, in what was historically a poor part of the district of Swamp.

“We are restarting the engine,” Tarrière said, estimating that it will take another six months to open the remaining stores. But he noted that even though Patrizia waived rents during the foreclosure, she continued to sign new leases. “Our rents are about a quarter or a fifth of what you would pay on rue Vieille du Temple or in other streets in the center of the Marais,” he said.

Despite the challenges, Erber said it’s crucial to make sure city centers stay alive, especially at a time when vacant stores are skyrocketing.

“If people aren’t careful, we’ll wake up in 10 years and realize that we live in ghost towns,” he said. “I find it really exciting, on a modest level, to have the opportunity to help try to transform the city into a neighborhood that I hope could become a case study for positive change. “

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Good Morning Vogue tackles the fashion revival Y2K


For our last episode of Hello Vogue, we’re bringing you a special report on one of the most talked about trends of the season, live from the city that gave us J.Lo. (Grazie, Donatella Versace!)

The rebirth on the Y2K fashion catwalks at Milan Fashion Week – spotted everywhere from Roberto Cavalli to Missoni and, naturally, Versace – sets the stage for a new era of a flirty style phenomenon, but no one makes the years 2000 like Blumarine.

This time, those tongue-in-cheek butterfly designs, those go-out jeans and those The revenge of a blonde roses are “sexier, more bitchy, more colorful, more seductive,” explains the label’s creative director, Nicola Brognano. Vogue as he puts the finishing touches on his spring 2022 collection. Meanwhile, stylist Blumarine Lotta Volkova reveals her love for pop icons of the decade, including Paris Hilton, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears and Anastacia (note the translucent specs rose-tinted), as well as his own metamorphosis into a modern Y2K muse. “I had black hair, [only] wore black and listened to industrial gothic music… ”she told me in Milan.

In the studio, Hello Vogue runs into current model and 2000s style lover Jordan Daniels, who is on hand to give us a crash course on buying a red carpet-worthy look at one of the most vintage stores. appreciated by Milan, Cavalli e Nastri. She also shares the secret to a 30 second updo.

The final say on the Y2K style, however, goes to Los Angeles native Devon Lee Carlson. Watch the full video for an exclusive tour of her wardrobe and her best pieces from the year 2000.

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Nicola Brognano
Lotta Volkova
Jordan daniels
Devon Lee Carlson
Executive producer: Liv Proctor
Service production company: Olympèque Films
Executive producer: Tommaso Fajdiga
Producer: Elisabetta Zecca
Director: Filippo Castellano
Post-producer: Cecilia Terenzoni
Publisher: Fabio Spalvieri
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Gucci launches vintage site Vault during Milan Fashion Week


MILAN (AP) – Fashion houses trying to figure out how to reach new eyeballs after the pandemic’s long ordeal have focused around a singular idea: collaborations.

Many do it, in big and small ways. Gucci, which “hacked” Balenciaga last season, is now launching an e-commerce site featuring refurbished vintage Gucci products and capsule collections from young designers. The hatter Borsalino collaborates with the French brand Ami Paris and the equestrian-inspired brand Acheval.

If the fashion industry is going to change, now is the time, insiders say, even if the temptation to revert to old ways is great.

Highlights of the fourth day of the Milan parades on Saturday for next spring and summer:

GUCCI VOTE

Gucci launched an e-commerce site on Saturday featuring refurbished vintage Gucci pieces as well as capsule collections from young designers chosen by Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele.

Michele said the project grew out of his long-standing obsession with the fashion collection, including Gucci items even before joining the brand.

“Yes, I do this job to tell stories. But I also do it because I really like objects, ”he told reporters in Milan.

Young designers featured included London-based Priya Ahluwalia. Nigerian and Indian in origin, Ahluwalia’s recycled collections have already found a large following ranging from sports figures like Lewis Hamilton to middle-aged hipsters.

“Completely out of the blue, I received a message from Gucci. I thought it was advertising or spam, ”Ahluwalia said. “When I realized it was real, I was extremely happy.”

Michele said the brand has an extensive network of vintage Gucci sources, which it uses to reconstruct its archives. The launch includes a white Jackie bag meticulously maintained by its previous owner that he wanted to keep to himself.

Then, laughing, he said, “Who knows, maybe I’ll log on tonight and buy it myself!”

Gucci strayed from the Milan Fashion Week calendar, finding its own rhythms. Her next show will be on November 3 in Los Angeles, coinciding with the 10th LACMA Art – Film Gala, which Gucci is sponsoring.

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DOLCE & GABBANA LIGHTS UP FASHION WEEK

Dolce & Gabbana wanted to shed some light on glamor with their latest collection – and they did. Their dazzling gazes lit up a searchlight that could easily be seen from orbit.

The silhouette was decidedly sexy, built around corsets, mini-dresses and sheer lingerie, fundamental elements of the brand’s creative language.

This season, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have gone all out with light-reflecting embellishments, covering clothes with rhinestones, adding pearls and indulging in metallic accents and fringes. The models walked down a mirrored runway under traveling spotlights.

Jackets densely adorned with jewels contrasting with narrow camouflage cargo pants or distressed jeans. Jackets in one series had sculpted sleeves straight out of the fashion show. The pants were low waisted, leaving room for the studded lingerie to look through.

The designers said the collection was a “reinterpretation of the aesthetic of the 2000s”. They paid tribute to Jennifer Lopez with a pair of J-Lo T-shirts.

Calmer moments were reserved for on-trend little black dresses with lace accents and open fronts revealing almost sheer corsets, and even even smaller black jumpsuits.

The shoes were stiletto heeled sandals with laces, knee high boots and mid-calf boots, which helped the quick final a bit as the models slowed down to descend the stairs. The boots were in satin, denim, camouflage and crocodile.

Each Dolce Box handbag had a unique design.

Although in Milan for the show, the creators virtually appeared on a screen for their traditional post-show bow.

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ARTHUR ARBESSER LOST AND FOUND

With the world almost at a standstill, Arthur Arbesser’s team kicked off their creativity by recycling shipping boxes into cardboard flowers and crocheting fancy hats.

The title of the collection “Lost and Found” makes concrete reference to inspirations found in a family attic that spark happy memories, but it can also mean things lost and found during the pandemic, such as the joy of doing things in homes. quiet moments.

“I realized that it’s so important to do something with your hands because you get some kind of satisfaction, and we need satisfaction,” Arbesser said.

In the wake of the pandemic, the Milan-based Austrian designer happily ditched the runway for more personal presentations, transforming a storefront in Milan’s luxury shopping district into a creative studio adorned with a bespoke mural and displaying a new line of tablecloths with its latest collection.

The details of the mural became a decoration on a dress pocket. The long, romantic silhouettes contrast with the crop tops. A black and white checkered mini dress was paired with a square print shirt, while a short tapestry skirt had a youthful appeal. This season’s prints include naïve designs, colorful checkerboard prints with a pixel effect, alongside gingham, retro checks and stripes.

“The most important thing to keep going,” said Arbesser. “We are happy because we believe that our own well-being and that of your team and the people around you is so important. “

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BORSALINO TRAVEL LOG

Nothing like a stop in the event of a pandemic to rethink a business.

164-year-old Italian hat maker Borsalino took the time to focus on new collaborations, expanding the brand to leather goods and scarves through licensing deals, relaunching its digital presence, optimizing production and eliminating defects in machinery that might otherwise be unused.

“It was a great break. We made decisions which were not easy to take before, ”said Philippe Camperio, the manager of Haeres Equita behind the relaunch of Borsalino.

To reach new audiences and expand distribution, Borsalino collaborated with the Parisian brand Ami on a simple bell with a wavy edge and with Acheval on a raffia capsule collection with ribbons in the silhouettes of horses. The website now includes tutorials on how to cut and wear hats. And Borsalino is working with young designers from the Marangoni Fashion Institute to integrate hats into their stylistic language.

The Spring / Summer 2022 collection launched this week is a journey through Japan, Italy and South America. Dark denim baseball caps and bobs are personalized with charms or Geisha prints for a trendy Tokyo look. A hand-crocheted raffia hat represents Sicilian craftsmanship. And Ecuadorian influences shine through on the Panama hats with distinctive ribbons.

Each brand has a different response to how the pandemic has changed or challenged them.

“For us, it’s about embracing today’s values, being socially responsible, which includes sustainability and the circular economy, and diversity to attract everyone,” said the director creative Giacomo Santucci.

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FERRAGAMO’S SUMMER TALE

The Ferragamo woman for next summer is understated in an easy-to-wear silhouette with sexy moments.

Smocked dresses have a deep V and open backs, while more fitted wrap dresses feature suggestive slits. The pants were loose-fitting harem pants with wrapped details, associated, for example, with a crossover top.

“I wanted the collection to be feminine and sensual,” said design director Guillaume Meilland.

Men’s clothing included knit jumpsuits, low-rise pants with braided sashes, and bare-legged shorts under a coat jacket.

For women, the shoes have relaunched the Vara and Varina ballerinas in new materials including rattan, and an open toe sandal for him.

Brooke Shields, accompanied by her daughter Grier Hency, had a front row seat, along with American actors Ashley Benson, Madelyn Cline, Ashton Sanders and Ross Butler.


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Pur3taha From Benghazi to Hollywood: Sons of Immigrants Riding Wave as Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur


In just a few years working in the fashion industry, Taha Elghanai has already caught the attention of several prominent celebrities, even before moving to Los Angeles in January 2020. Settling in a city of such magnitude is a bold move, even for those who may move there from another metropolis.

It is not for the faint of heart. However, for young creatives and entrepreneurs, LA is a city filled with endless opportunities to grow, network, and find inspiration. For Taha, whose fashion label PocketStar was already making waves on the music scene, moving to the heart of the entertainment industry made sense despite the uncertainty that accompanies such a move.

In all fairness, it may have seemed less intimidating to him considering the wide variety of experiences he has already had when he was only 21 years old. Son of Libyan immigrants, his childhood is shared between Everett, Washington and Benghazi.

In Libya, he saw with his own eyes the effects of the constant tension that became a tragic norm in the region and saw large parts of a city with centuries of history reduced to rubble. Living in Washington had its challenges; to assimilate to a different culture while preserving his Arab roots and his Muslim faith, to see his parents struggling to get under their feet as they started a new life.

“Growing up my family didn’t have much,” he recalls, “just food on the table and shopping for clothes once a year.” This reality gave Taha the desire to be successful from an early age. It also became evident from an early age that he had a strong creative streak and already had reservations about going the traditional college route to find a career long before his final year of high school. “I knew that a normal job was not going to work for me even when I was in school, I was always sure. I was fed up with my family struggling and I was always very ambitious growing up. The only thing I wasn’t sure was exactly what I was going to build.

Taha says the answer was revealed to him in 2017, while he was still in high school. “I have always been a music lover. I love music, live concerts, the way music creates culture and trends. I went to concerts and saw Seattle’s greatest artists whenever I could. I too have always had a love for fashion. So I was going to these gigs, and at one point I realized I was going to the merchandising tables after the show ended and looking at the shirts and stuff they were selling and I thought the stuff was wrong. didn’t really look that cool. Like anyone could have conceived it. That’s when it occurred to me: launching your own brand of merchandise. A little later, the idea of ​​PocketStar came to me.

Once he saw the vision, Taha went straight to work. He found a job as a dishwasher, working the day to save the money needed to start his business and creating product designs at night on his way home.

The concept was simple, plain t-shirts with a chest pocket and an animated face of a famous rapper printed on the pocket. Taha ordered the shirts and drew the faces of artists like Drake, Travis Scott and Kanye West, printing the designs on the shirts himself. He started selling them locally, and PocketStar was born. “At first it was just word of mouth,” says Taha, “I started tossing the shirt around town and to my friends and stuff and eventually people I didn’t know would hit me up for them. That’s when I knew it could really work.

The initial success convinced Taha to go all out. He had started taking classes at the Art Institute in Seattle while he was working and launching his brand. But when the school announced that it would be closing its doors for good, instead of transferring to another school, Taha chose to accept the refund and put it in PocketStar. He started to look for ways to make PocketStar known and to integrate it to the general public.

A big break came soon after. “I knew celebrity mentions could be a good way to develop my platform, so I started branching out into the underground scene. I ended up going to a XXXTentacion concert wearing the X PocketStar shirt I had designed and having her DJ show her the shirt. X ended up wearing the shirt with his face on it and endorsed the brand.

This moment would prove to be the big break for Taha and PocketStar, as XXXTentacion not only endorsed the brand, but also made a deal with Taha so that he could make the X PocketStar t-shirt part of his official tour merchandise. . “After X showed love and brought the shirt on tour, it made PocketStar legit, and things started to move really quickly after that.”

Other great artists quickly followed. Tory Lanez endorsed the brand along with other artists including Playboi Carti and Smokepurpp. In 2018, Post Malone endorsed the brand and made the Posty PocketStar line part of the official cargo fleet for its Runaway Tour, which became the highest grossing tour of 2019. Now that it was fully established, Taha made the decision to move permanently to LA. .

Soon after, however, COVID-19 hit the United States, and like many, Taha had to adapt accordingly. With tour sales being PocketStar’s main source of income, Taha had to find other ways to apply his design and business acumen. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise and a great opportunity for growth. “I thought to myself that if I could create my own brand from scratch and on my own, I could do the same for other people. “

With this realization, Taha began to change focus. He started working closely with LA rap duo WAV3POP, who were among the first friends he made when he moved to LA and helped them launch their ONWAV3 clothing line. He handed over the majority of the maintenance tasks of PocketStar to his younger brother Modey, another aspiring entrepreneur, and started the company PUR3 Branding, which provides brand development, product design and derivative production services. to people looking to launch their own product lines.

It is clear that Taha is very proud of the success of his new business despite the pandemic. “At PUR3, we bring your vision to life. My goal is to make people’s vision come true. It is not surprising to hear him say this, since he has already experienced what it feels like to manifest a dream.

It has also given him the will to provide high quality service and not to take shortcuts, which is evident in the hours and attention to detail he devotes to each client. Although he now has many more resources than when he started PocketStar, Taha is putting as much effort into the brands he is currently developing as he did with PocketStar in 2017, still personally overseeing every step. of the development process. “I go from designing the fashion product to overseeing its handcrafted manufacture here in Los Angeles, creating websites and managing marketing campaigns. We run a full operation in-house for all your manufacturing needs, cut and sew products, sublimation and everything in between.

While Taha derives a clear sense of satisfaction from going into the details of the work he does, as well as the results, he exudes confidence rather than appearing arrogant; and with the performance of his business, he certainly deserved the right to enjoy success. So far in 2021, PUR3 Branding has developed over 18 brands and accounts, and Taha’s name is rapidly spreading in the fashion industry as a go-to person for branding themselves the right way.

While he likes to talk about his success and refer to himself as proof of what can happen when creativity is combined with hard work, Taha has not “gone to Hollywood” or forgotten his roots.

Despite all the demands he faces on a daily basis and being immersed in the largely secular and celebrity-filled LA scene, he still adheres to his Muslim faith and currently observes the month of Ramadan, fasting on all food and water from sunrise. at sunset, while maintaining the same level of productivity.

He attributes his success to his upbringing and not losing sight of his core beliefs as much as his own drive and work ethic. He is grateful for the lifestyle he has. “I dreamed big from the start. I saw it when I was doing the dishes, now I have worked with over a hundred celebrities. Post Malone, NLE Choppa, Trippie Redd etc. Don’t limit your success. Believe in yourself, I did it. As Taha continues to dream, he also wants his story to inspire others to follow theirs.

“It doesn’t matter who or what tells you that you can’t do something, if you see yourself doing it, then you’re going to do it. I went from broke and doing the dishes to making more money than I ever imagined. And not just the money, the lifestyle I can live. I work with my favorite artists and celebrities and I support myself financially. I can use my creativity to help others grow their brands and manifest their dreams like I have. Don’t sleep on your own, you can do it all.


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American Girl® Launches World by Us ™ Dolls and Books Line to Advocate for Equality and Promote Unity


MIDDLETON, Wisconsin – (COMMERCIAL THREAD)–Today, american girl, a cornerstone of the Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) portfolio of determined brands, introduces a new cast of contemporary characters —Makena Williamsâ„¢, Évette Peetersâ„¢, and Maritza Ochoa â„¢, whose stories reflect several important social issues, including racial equality, environmentalism and immigration, as well as the value of working together to create a better world. As a unique series of overlapping stories tell, the three young friends become passionate peers by championing the causes they hold dear. Shared scenes told from multiple angles showcase each girl’s perspective and emphasize the importance of friendship, respect, fairness and inclusion.

“American Girl has been built on diverse and inclusive stories, stories that have empowered an entire generation of girls to stand up for what they believe in with courage, resilience and kindness, ”said Jamie Cygielman, CEO of American Girl . “We created the new World by us line to accelerate our progress in diversifying our characters and stories to better reflect what it means to be an American girl today. Thanks to Makena, Evette and Maritza, as well as future characters to come, we hope our fans will learn that they are never too young to contribute to the larger conversation and help make the world a more inclusive and unified place. .

To bring the World by us characters to life, American Girl has engaged the following acclaimed writers:

  • Angela Cervantes author of Maritza: Lead with your heart. Maritza is a caring and responsive girl who enjoys celebrating her Latina heritage, from delicious food to music festivals in her community. A leader on and off the soccer field, she finds her passion in advocating for the interests of others, particularly in helping to keep immigrant families together.
  • Denise lewis patrick author of Makena: see me, listen to me, know me. Makena loves art and her close-knit family, with ties dating back to Kenya, but her real passion is fashion, which she uses to express her opinions. After experiencing a racist incident in her own backyard, Makena uses her style to speak out against injustice.
  • Sharon Dennis Wyeth author of Evette: The river and me. Evette enjoys vintage clothing, recycling, and protecting nature, including the Anacostia River near her home. When she finds racism in her own Métis family, she works hard to heal her world: her family, her friends, the river and everything.

The following team of advisers also collaborated on the project, offering real-world information and reviewing the manuscripts and product line for cultural authenticity and accuracy:

  • Katrina lashley: Program Coordinator at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum and Leader of the Women’s Environmental Leadership Initiative
  • Yasmine Mabene: California State Director of March for Our Lives, Social Media Coordinator of Earth Uprising and Student at Stanford University
  • Mr. Lucero Ortiz: Deputy Director of Kids in Need of Defense, Mexico, and human rights lawyer who has represented migrant families and unaccompanied children before the departments of internal security and justice
  • Dr Deborah Rivas-Drake: Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan, who studies how adolescents approach issues of race, ethnicity, racism and xenophobia
  • Deanna singh: Founder of Flying Elephant, a consultancy that helps women and people of color become social entrepreneurs, and author of four children’s books on racism, including the new American Girl’s Smart Girl Guideâ„¢: Race & Inclusion
  • Naomi wadler: teenage activist focused on racial justice. At 11, she was the youngest speaker at the March for Our Lives 2018 rally in Washington, DC.

Product of the world by us

New characters come to life via beautifully detailed 18-inch Makenaâ„¢, Évetteâ„¢, and Maritzaâ„¢ dolls, as well as a signature outfit and accessories for each. American Girl’s product designers consulted with authors and advisors who weighed in on critical design elements for each doll, including skin tone, hair type, and face shape to capture unique looks, like the exclusive sculpting of Makena’s face and the twist braids and all of Evette – new textured curls. The extension of the play value is the world of the size of a doll by us Community center inspired by where friends first meet, featuring a high-end transformational structure that offers 360-degree play options. By mixing and matching the colorful furniture, reversible cushions and rugs, and many accessories, such as lamps, cushions and posters, children can design their own unique environment for hours of imaginative play.

American Girl Fashion Show Event

To celebrate the debut of World by Us and the 35th anniversary of American Girl, the brand is hosting a special American Girl Fashion Show on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at American Girl Place.™ New York and via direct. Created in partnership with The Harlem Fashion Line (HFR), the first design agency to bridge the gap between brands and designers of color in fashion, the show will feature reimagined girl and doll designs for the original historical figures of American Girl — Felicity™, Josefina™, Kirsten™, Addy™, Samantha™, and Molly™-by the force of fashion Carly Cushnie. Bold and modern looks inspired by Makena, Evette and Maritza and created by famous HFR designers will also be on the runway. Nicolas lynel, Samantha Black, and Kristian Loren.

As part of the event, American Girl is supporting HFR’s non-profit organization, ICON360, with a donation of $ 25,000 to help raise awareness and fund the next generation of BIPOC fashion leaders. Additionally, American Girl is donating the Cushnia doll models which will be auctioned by eBay for the benefit of Girls who code and its mission to bridge the gender gap in technology. The World by Us-inspired doll clothes will be on presale during the event and available for purchase at American Girl retail stores from March 2022.

“HFR and American Girl understand passion and purpose, ”said Brandice Daniel, Founder and CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row. “For our young people today, this partnership is about the possibilities and what it means to stand tall and dream big, no matter your race, culture, gender or background. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the incredible potential of every child and inspire them to create positive, lasting change in their neighborhoods, communities and beyond.

Kicking off the event is a world famous fashion designer Prabal Gurung, known for embracing diversity, inclusion and justice in his work. Prabal, who partnered with American Girl for her Spring 2022 runway show during New York Fashion Week, will introduce the designers and celebrate with fans. The closing event is the exclusive premiere of an original World by Us song and dance written and performed by a 14-year-old hip-hop artist. this girl lay lay. The clip will be available on American Girl’s Youtube and YouTube channel for children from September 27, as well as a new series of stop-motion dolls, featuring new characters from World by Us and other adventures.

Beyond the special event, the children’s fashion brand Janie and Jack launches three exclusives World by us-inspired outfits – one for each character – in a very first collaboration with American Girl. The Janie and Jack outfits will be available September 24, 2021 at American Girl retail stores in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas, and via americangirl.com and janieandjack.com.

Charitable donation

With her roots in children’s publishing, American Girl has long championed the belief that strong readers become strong leaders. This fall, to further support children’s literacy and provide more diverse books to American schools and public libraries, American Girl is donating $ 60,000 worth of World by Us books to the following organizations: Reader to reader, Children need to read, and Small free library Read in color Initiative. This donation is in addition to the $ 500,000 in various American Girl titles donated to these same organizations over the past year. And, since June 2020, the brand has made available its many stories written by black women and featuring black heroines through its free online library to help educate, empower and spark important conversations.

The World by Us collection is available today on americangirl.com and American Girl Retail Stores at national scale. The World by Us books ($ 7.99 each) can also be purchased from retail booksellers.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN GIRL

American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT, www.mattel.com), a leading global children’s entertainment company specializing in the design and production of quality toys and consumer products. Based in Middleton, Wisconsin, American Girl offers an inspiring world of dolls, content and experiences that nourish a girl’s mind and help her develop her strength of character. Top selling lines include Truly Me â„¢, Girl of the Year â„¢, Bitty Baby®, WellieWishers â„¢ and classic American Girl historical figures. The company sells products through its award-winning catalog, on americangirl.com, at its exclusive experiential retail stores in the United States, as well as specialty retailers nationwide. By inspiring girls to be the best they can be, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions of people as well as the praise and trust of parents and educators. Connect with American Girl on:

Facebook: @american girl

Twitter: @American girl

Instagram: @americangirlbrand

Pinterest: agofficial

Youtube: american girl

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The stylist behind Grimes’ futuristic look


For last week’s Met Gala, Grimes wore a dune-inspired reptilian dress and carried a steel sword made from a melted AR-15 rifle. The woman who put the set together is a stylist named Turner, a former accessory editor at Jane magazine, who was Grimes stylist for six years.

Raised in Alexandria, Va., Turner (her last name) studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where an instructor told her she was clearly a stylist. While her roster includes Kim Gordon, Kesha and other musicians, her most loyal client is also her first: Grimes. They met in 2015, days after Turner, 40, moved to Los Angeles and a Nylon magazine fashion editor asked her if she would style Grimes for a cover. The two hit it off and have worked together ever since. Turner shared a glimpse into Grimes’ style.

What was the idea of ​​the sword?

That’s still Grimes’ idea. But his manager was the person who brought in MSCHF [the Brooklyn artist collective that designed the sword]. We also knew that bringing a sword to the Met Gala was going to be tricky. I persisted in trying to get permission for this sword. When I brought her to the mat, there was a security guard who said, “I’m sorry, you can’t bring this.” And I had to say, “No, the sword has to come in. It has been cleaned up.

Grimes wore a futuristic silk dress from Iris van Herpen, who is Dutch. Did you intentionally sidestep this year’s theme of American independence?

No. I had a conversation with Grimes: What is American fashion? What does it mean? Is it a fence? Is it a horse? Is it the flag? She said: “I really identify with Dune, the American book, then the American film.” Iris submitted a sketch which was perfect – it looked like all the references Grimes had sent. There is no other designer who does what Iris does. She’s so technically brilliant: she had 3D printed silicone reptilian scales that were stuck on. Who else does this?

What about the boots?

It is in fact Marc Jacobs. I got them through an amazing collector named Johnny at Pechuga Vintage here in LA. The shoes must work. It must be something they can walk on. In the case of Grimes, you need a lot of height and a lot of ankle support. It lends itself to this warlike atmosphere.

And she wears metal elf ears.

These ears weren’t the ones she was supposed to wear. Originally we had elven ears custom made by Lillian Shalom, who spent 90 hours on them, but they weren’t sitting properly on the ear. And we were crushed, but we had a save, because Grimes pulled another pair out of his bag. It is just personal jewelry for her.

So why a sword?

Looks like it’s an extension of her. We have already seen it in videos. It’s a direct reference to everything she dreamed of in her next vision for her next cycle.

Its cycle?

His next cycle of records. In the months leading up to a record’s release, there is a bible that she created of what she imagines herself to be, where she will take her music, where her music will live, who she will go with. collaborate. She’s like the creative director. She has to put together a team, a squadron if you will, of people who are going to do the job.

And are you in uniform?

I wish that. I come from a military family. My father was a photographer on an air base. I watched my dad take some great pictures of people. Not celebrities. Just normal guys. He taught me how to style a portrait, like how to tuck the shirt in so that it was super tight and didn’t leave any creases around the waistline. He told me which colors went well with people’s skin tones.

Have you always been interested in fashion?

In high school, I saw this episode of MTV’s “House of Style” with Anne Christensen working in the Vogue fashion closet. I watched it over and over on VHS because we didn’t have cable. I saw a bunch of shoes and clothes shelves, and that’s when I realized there was a job where you can put clothes on people. When I arrived in New York, I got an assistant job at T: The New York Times Style Magazine under the direction of Anne Christensen. This is the most exciting thing that has happened to me.

What is the story behind this name: Turner?

When I was 10, my best friend Kristina Buddenhagen and I met in elementary school. Our two mothers are Vietnamese, and we had the same name but a different spelling: I’m Christina. She started calling me “Turner”, my last name, because our mothers were calling one of us and we were both running. And it followed me. It’s not like I’m trying to draw attention to myself, but it’s been a really good branding.

How has Grimes’ look evolved over the six years you’ve worked together?

When I first met Grimes, she was buying stuff on Depop and Etsy, and I think she still does. She was very used to dressing up, and over time there is a lot of confidence. She made me bring designers, like Iris. She is in her thirties now. It’s not a girl. She is a representation of a powerful woman.

Who else do you work with?

I worked with Kim Gordon for a long time. She’s a neighbor, and I go there every two weeks and we plan her wardrobe and it’s surreal. Kim has great relationship advice. I have also just started working with Kesha. I believe in her.

What attracts you to these strong women artists, and them to you?

I respect their vision. I hear them. I’m getting to know them. Also I am a nice guy. My core mission is to help my clients say what they want through the visual and tangible medium of what they wear. I would like to think that I give them armor to take over the world.

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How designers are returning the Swatch to the Toile de Jouy


How exactly did a thick cotton fabric scalloped with frolicking shepherds, haystacks and pastoral merriment in general become one of today’s greatest design fasteners?

We’re talking toile de Jouy, the classic 18th-century French printed textile with single-color repeating patterns. Before delving into its history, we know that you are asking yourself: what is the difference between the toile and the toile de Jouy? None, really, at least in France. Full name Jouy canvas refers to the fabric of Jouy-en-Josas, a city on the outskirts of Paris, where Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf opened a factory producing the fabric style in 1760, and where today there is a museum of the toile de Jouy. (Although Oberkampf was the main manufacturer at the time – their factory printed 30,000 different designs between 1760 and 1812 – there were many other manufacturers.)

In France, toile de Jouy has become the accepted generic name for the style. In most English speaking countries, the style of fabric has been shortened to the word canvas. But, out of purism, let’s stay in toile de Jouy (pronounced zhoo-ee) here. The style was also prevalent in Ireland and India in the 18th century. It was Marie-Antoinette who helped to make the toile de Jouy trendy during her iconic reign. Considering the connection to the late queen, it is only natural that the fabric – used as wall covering and upholstery – was, in its early days, the decor of the aristocrats’ house.

Fast forward a century or two, after the Revolution, fabric was still a reliable shortcut to chic French interiors. But less among the castle as a whole (those who still had their heads, anyway) and more on the budding middle class. In the mid-1950s, you would be more likely to find the fabric cladding walls in the small Parisian hotels on the left bank. Think about the room Audrey Hepburn’s character retreated to in the 1963 film Charade with nothing but her Louis Vuitton luggage in her name, after her supposedly millionaire husband abandoned her. The play was not fabulously rich, but strangely charming and very French.

The Toile de Jouy has continued to convey a certain design credit over the decades. Remember Zooey Deschanel’s charming Los Angeles pad in 500 summer days, the first dream apartment of every millennium? The walls were covered with toile de Jouy. The classic model has rarely declined in popularity. (Master class even offers a course on the toile de Jouy.) It’s also a fashion moment this year, as evidenced by Dior Spring 2021 collection of candles, tableware, tote bags and clothing in a classic print. (French heritage children’s t-shirt brand Petit Bateau’s the new toile de Jouy print on the underwear was another favorite reinterpretation this year.) But it was rapper Lil Nas X’s drama outfit for the BET Awards, a magnificent ball gown by the Italian designer Andrea Grossi, that put the fabric in the spotlight.

Although people assume it is about grazing sheep in the countryside, the truth is that the web has always been used to criticize or comment on contemporary socio-political events. The growing popularity of printing in the 18th century sparked a trend for figurative designs depicting important news and current events. Oberkampf took advantage of consumers’ thirst for the craze. Coupled with the cutting edge production techniques (for the time) of his textile factory, he created a buzzing name for himself with his canvas prints depicting the important events of the day. When the first hot air balloon took off, a Hot Air Balloon print with balloons became very popular.



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28 denim brands to buy and add to your jean vocabulary


Every day is a good day when you wear your favorite jeans. But before I find the one, you probably had to sift through the many denim brands on the market and embark on a journey of trial and error. When you know who makes your perfect jeans, the task becomes that much easier.

Some brands focus on sourcing durable vintage fabrics that won’t lose their shape over time, while other groups focus on providing a personalized fit by weaving elastic fabrics into fine fibers. more structured cotton. In addition to the fit, there are also the ever-changing silhouettes, cuts and colors to consider.

Without getting too technical, we’ve rounded up the best denim brands to stay on your radar. Whether you’re looking for a bargain at Gap (our Accessories Director never stops singing the praises of this pair) or you’re ready to invest in a high-quality option from Khaite, there is something for everyone. Be sure to bookmark this page and add these labels to your fashion vocabulary before your next shopping date.

If you’re looking for a pair of jeans with sophisticated ease, cool California vibes are woven into every denim piece from Boyish.

Boyish the Ziggy at sunrise

The jeans Boyish The Charley in Greed

No need to borrow from the boys. Raye specializes in androgynous cuts, like those perfectly baggy styles.

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Raey pleated loose-fit organic cotton boyfriend jeans

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Raey cropped organic cotton straight-leg jeans

As Mother has expanded into a full collection of ready-to-wear clothing, it’s their jeans that keep us coming back. Perhaps you’ve seen this brand’s coveted denim yarns on stars like Meghan Markle and Katie Holmes.

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The jeans Mother The Runaway Step Fray in Not Guilty

Mother Rider Skimp high waist jeans

Framework

For handmade denim, turn to Frame. The brand pays great attention to details, such as subtly emphasized and refined stitching, barely distressed.

Mount The High Straight in Billups

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Frame The Italian Flare Rinse

Vintage lovers, this one is for you. As the name suggests, Re / Done takes retro silhouettes and updates them with a modern twist. We also offer bonus points for the eco-friendly system used in the dyeing process to minimize water wastage.

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Loose 90s Re / Done jeans

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Loose Fit 90s Re / Done High Rise Jeans

If you love the way stretch jeans hug your body, but are looking for something that looks as structured as a vintage pair, Gap’s beloved jeans are sure to become a favorite.

Gap High Rise Straight Cheeky Jeans with Washwell â„¢

Gap Sky High straight jeans

For timeless and effortless silhouettes, call on Rag & Bone to expand your denim collection.

Rag & Bone Dre Slim Boyfriend Ankle Jeans

Rag & Bone Dre Low rise slim fit jeans

Everlane has become a staple for jeans created using renewable energy and air-drying techniques that reduce CO2 emissions.

Jean Everlane The Way-High

Cheeky 90s Everlane The Curvy Jeans

Khaity

Chic and polished jeans from Khaite will enhance those laid back moments.

There’s no better brand to turn to for vintage ’90s-inspired jeans than Agolde; the brand dominated the decade and continues to breathe new life into the iconic, relaxed silhouette.

Balloon Agolde high-rise tapered jeans

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Pinch Waist ’90 Agolde Organic High Waist Straight Leg Jeans

With sizes from 00 to 32, Good American has prioritized creating jeans with almost any body shape since day one.

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Good American Good Legs High Rise Skinny Jeans

Good American Good ’90s High Rise Wide Leg Jeans

For jeans with a chic French touch, turn to L’Agence’s luxuriously constructed denim pieces.

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L’Agence Marguerite cropped high-rise skinny jeans

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L’Agence Margot cropped high-rise skinny jeans

While sustainability is at the forefront of Jeanerica’s design philosophy, it is the timeless silhouettes that will keep the brand’s designs in rotation for years and years to come.

High waist flared jeans Pyramid Jeanerica

Jeanerica Eiffel high waist bootcut

Get all your premium casual needs from Citizens of Humanity. And if you like stretch, the brand’s elastic jeans are designed to withstand multiple washes.

Libby Citizens of Humanity high-rise bootcut jeans

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High-waisted organic jeans Libby Citizens of Humanity

Don’t forget the proven American Eagle blues. The brand is responsible for creating some of the most comfortable jeans around.

American Eagle High-Rise Crossover Stretch Mom Jeans

Loose mom jeans American Eagle

Join fans Kate Moss and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and achieve the model look with a pair of Goldsign jeans.

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The Peg Goldsign high-rise tapered jeans

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Goldsign Morgan high-rise straight-leg jeans

The Tokyo brand Tu es mon Tresor leaves no stone unturned when creating their hand-finished jeans, made in Japan.

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Tresor Emerald cropped high-waisted straight-leg boyfriend jeans

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Straight high-waisted rigid jeans with turn-up Tresor Cornaline You are my

You can build the backbone of your wardrobe with R13’s basics like her reliable hoodies, comfy flannel shirts, and – the reason we’re here – her coveted jeans.

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R13 distressed boyfriend jeans

R13 distressed boyfriend jeans

Here’s proof that jeans don’t have to be boring. Made in Tomboy plays with remarkable pleats and seams to add an interesting touch to its denim designs.

Wide high waist jeans Made in Tomboy Felisa

Wide high waist jeans Made in Tomboy Enea

For jeans made in Los Angeles, turn to Slvrlake’s bespoke denim pieces, which come in a plethora of colourways.

Slvrlake Savior high waist straight jeans

Slvrlake Hero cropped high-rise straight-leg jeans

Keep up to date with the latest news by shopping for Grlfrnd’s selection of trendy jeans.

Grlfrnd Bella low-rise boyfriend jeans

Grlfrnd Hailey low rise slim jeans

Nothing is lost in the process of making ELV Denim jeans. Deadstock and straps come back to life in the brand’s enduring creations.

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Boyfriend jeans ELV Denim The Contrast

ELV Denim The Twin cropped straight-leg jeans

Once trendy and a wardrobe staple, 7 For All Mankind’s jeans have a strength that will stand the test of time.

7 For All Mankind B (AIR) Authentic Denim Dojo jeans in Destiny

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7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeans in Balance Blue

There is nothing quite like a classic, and Levi’s trustworthy styles have truly stood the test of time. Try out his iconic 501s or try out his new styles of jeans for dad.

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High waisted dad jeans Levi’s

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Levi’s Authorized Vintage 501 Original slim straight leg jeans

If buttery soft jeans are at the top of your wishlist, look no further. Madewell’s denim finds have become synonymous with comfy jeans.

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Madewell The Mom jeans in Foster Wash

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Madewell The Perfect Vintage Cropped Straight Jeans In Edendale Wash

Whether you go to dinner or go shopping, you will find a style that will adapt to every moment in the AG collection.

AG Deven high-waisted wide-leg jeans

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High-waisted, straight-leg AG Alexxis jeans


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As workwear becomes fashionable, Dickies is still shining 100 years later


It is Supreme. These are Japanese labels. They are local t-shirt designers who claim their city. Rooted in diversity and an exchange of cultures, not limited to a specific musical genre, sport or physical expression, streetwear is constantly defined and evolving.

In this paradigm, the relationship between streetwear and workwear is important. It brings fluidity, purpose and even helps shape communities. There is no brand with a stronger connection to this story than Dickies.

Successful workwear has long been associated with suits, ties and hard-bottomed shoes, but Dickies is dismantling that by making it easier for essential workers, military personnel, artists, skaters and anyone lie in between. “Many subcultures that rely on Dickies like skateboarding, music, lowrider, art, fashion, pop culture are all linked by their obsession with their craft. They need simple adjustments that allow them to showcase their skills, ”said Matt Ting, global director of products inspired by the work of Dickies Sr. Grab in an interview.

Identity

Dickies

While Dickies never sought to become a streetwear brand, it’s as relevant to auto mechanics as it is to skateboarders. It is a consistent, fundamental commodity that so many can count on, and a brand that has always reflected its times.

Dickies has retained its cultural relevance for almost 100 years. The brand began to gain notoriety during WWII, when it started producing military uniforms. After the war, Dickies expanded its geographic reach by opening production facilities and warehouses throughout the United States. Then, in the 1950s, became an international company by expanding its activities in Europe.

“We are able to bridge Between job and way of life but maintain our integrity. “

Fast forward to the 1990s and the usefulness of the Dickies continues to expand, thanks to a buzzing skate scene and artists like Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and WuTang all wearing Dickies, which helped expand recognition for the brand beyond its workwear roots. What started as a global business is now recognized as the definitive workwear brand.

Today, Dickies is just as important, with seamless classics, quality and affordability. “If you were to take our work-inspired collections and compare them to some of our workwear, you would see a lot of commonality in terms of construction, design, details, functionality,” says Ting. “I think this is just a testament to the fact that we are able to bridge work and lifestyle, but maintain our integrity and maintain the DNA of the Dickies brand, regardless of end use.

Essential

This formula of bridge between styles is what allowed the brand to resist the time, even when fashion is the least of our societal concerns. And the current era is no different.

Over the past year and a half, Covid-19 has changed the way people work and dress around the world. The suits were traded for sweatshirts and hard-bottomed shoes for soft-soled kicks. Fashion consumption has just become a lot more thoughtful. And as consumer behaviors continue to adapt in a changing world due to the current state of our society, Dickies has remained the key to everyday essentials.

Dickies have always been a important part from Los Angeles culture. Even before the term ‘street wear’ was created. “

“The pandemic hasn’t redefined Dickies as much as it has confirmed a lot of what we already appreciate about the brand,” Ting said. “Firstly, Dickies is bought primarily for functional reasons and while it could also be a style statement, this functionality makes it more valuable. Especially in times of doubt when every dollar spent counts. “

Timeless Dickies styles like the 874 work pant, Eisenhower jacket, work shirt, jumpsuit and overalls contribute to the brand’s success, all of which are celebrated in the recent Dickies Icons campaign. Dom Kennedy, A $ AP Rock, Teyana Taylor, all reach the same pairs as the neighborhood mechanic or the mural artist. The wearer sets the context for the garment, dictating what’s cool and what’s wacky. These rules have existed for brands over a period of almost 100 years.

Dickies

“I think today’s times demand something less flashy and more timeless,” Ting adds. While the essential workwear brand continues to stand the test of time, it has also had a cross-cultural impact, from the West Coast to the East Coast.

“The Dickies have always been an important part of Los Angeles culture. Before the term ‘streetwear’ was even created, ”Los Angeles rapper Niko G4 said Grab. “We went to the exchange meeting when we were kids and bought what we could afford. If you can’t freshen up with the necessities (dickies x white tee) you really can’t fly expensive clothes, to be true. It’s the Los Angeles uniform. A classic style for our culture.

In the same vein, Dickies also holds a place in DC “Dickies has always been a part of the scene here in DC, from cropped pants with heavily starched pleats fresh out of the dry cleaners to a Sunday hanging out in the park where we always have it. used as the basis to develop our cuts, ”says Dom Adams, co-founder of Somewhere, a Washington DC-based streetwear store.

Fluidity

Dickies

The beauty of the workwear brand’s cultural fluidity is its unpretentiousness, less of a status symbol and more of a cool piece of clothing with utility.

“Our favorite part is that every wearer tends to personalize or style their Dickies in a unique way that makes them look unique. Indeed, Dickies icons become a symbol of individuality and the ultimate expression of personal style, ”says Ting. While much of streetwear culture operates on the hype of getting one piece of clothing before everyone else or copying the latest sneaker version – Dickies has remained a part of that conversation ensuring accessibility regardless of the date. age, class or vocation.

Dickies continue to be defined by the people who wear them. “For the past 100 years, Dickies haven’t been worn by one tribe or another, as they easily transcend all decades, societal dress codes and demographics,” says Ting. During increasingly uncertain times, Dickies hasn’t had to change much, if at all, even as the world around us has changed. It’s a strong testament to how the brand has stood the test of time, even 100 years later, whether worn cut and frayed at the bottom or crumpled with heavy starch, wearing a pair of Dickies never goes out of style.



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Former homeless fashion designers open clothing store in SoHo


They went from rags to loot.

A pair of former Manhattan homeless are back in the Big Apple during New York Fashion Week to celebrate their new clothing line – a favorite of high-profile celebrities including Rihanna, Post Malone, Bella Hadid and Jay Z .

It’s a far cry from their old days in New York.

“We were homeless for about two years,” Jimbo Williams, co-designer of LaRopa, told The Post, explaining that he and his business partner Aristotle Sanchez frequently spent the night in subways or parks.

“I never felt unsafe,” said Williams, now 28. “Maybe the only dangerous thing was the rats. If you sleep in the park, they will try to crawl on you.

He and Sanchez, 22, came from Toronto to New York in 2016, with $ 500 and the clothes on their backs, determined to make their way as designers. They started with a group of artists from Canada, but their friends all returned north of the border after deciding that life on the streets was not for them.

Williams and Sanchez started LaRopa while homeless in Manhattan.
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When they were lucky, Williams and Sanchez snuck into a quiet area of ​​the Pennsylvania Hotel. Unused conference rooms were ideal, except when Williams’ snore alerted people to his presence. Sometimes the men would throw parties and meet local college kids willing to give them a night of radical-chic entertainment on their parents’ credit card.

“We slept in NYU and the girls checked us in in the dorms,” recalls Williams, a college dropout. (Sanchez dropped out of high school at age 17.)

A jacket from LaRopa.
A jacket from LaRopa.
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The couple – who are self-taught in terms of sewing and design skills – have spent their waking hours jostling each other in thrift stores and repurposing used clothes for sale on Instagram. Eventually, they created their own website.

They missed a McDonald’s Wi-Fi near Astor Place, spending hours on social media building the brand.

“We used to sneak into NYU and use the film scanner in the Tisch building,” Sanchez recalls, saying the technology was invaluable in bringing out their early designs. “You ask someone to connect you and you polish it up a bit.”

Williams and Sanchez moved from Toronto to New York in 2016 to launch their brand.
Williams and Sanchez moved from Toronto to New York in 2016 to launch their brand.
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With their penchant for entrepreneurship, the couple said they had never shared much with other members of the city’s homeless population, many of whom either suffer from mental illness or “would just do heroin. “, as Williams said.

“Me and Jimbo were so determined. We felt deep in our hearts that we had to be in New York and stay no matter what, ”Sanchez said. “It takes a lot of courage to be broke and homeless and know it will be worth it one day. “

They named the brand LaRopa – in Spanish for “clothes -” because, said Sanchez, “we are the masters of the clothes.”

Bella Hadid wearing a LaRopa hat in New York City.
Bella Hadid wearing a LaRopa hat in New York City.
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Erika Jayne wearing a LaRopa shirt that says "P - builds strong bones."
Erika Jayne wearing a LaRopa shirt that says “P-sy Builds Strong Bones”.
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Things took off around 2019 after rapper Playboi Carti started appearing on social media in their merch. A net of celebrities turned into a flood.

Eventually, there was enough stuff on the duo’s website to get them off the streets. But after an apartment in Brooklyn broke down, the designers took it as a sign and headed out west.

“We went to Los Angeles. The motels there are quite cheap and it was a big step in bringing us to a more stable way of life. And then we had a studio in LA, ”Sanchez told the Post.

Williams and Sanchez now employ 15 people and operate two stores in Los Angeles. They have a brand new store in Soho, which will open next month. Plans are underway for outposts in Las Vegas and Miami in 2022.

50 other stores around the world now carry their products, which are made in the United States. The line gained enough cult status in Los Angeles that someone spray-painted it outside the Chateau Marmont.

Jake Paul donned LaRopa during his brother’s infamous fight against Floyd Mayweather in June. Supermodel Hadid graces the company’s Instagram account in a LaRopa trucker hat and has also been pictured in her beanies.

Jake Paul wearing a LaRopa hat at a press conference ahead of his brother Logan Paul's boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
Jake Paul wearing a LaRopa hat at a press conference ahead of his brother Logan Paul’s boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
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Incredibly, the designers did everything without outside investors. Williams credits “the power of people and the power of the Internet.” We had no dollars, but we had PhotoShop and Instagram and a website, and people were buying our products.

Many threads are adorned with eye-catching slogans like “P – sy Builds Strong Bones”, their most famous logo.

“It means empowering women. It’s the easiest way to look at it, ”said Williams. “Without p – sy, none of us would be here. It is our ode to women.

La Ropa trucker hats that sell for between $ 80 and $ 250.
La Ropa trucker hats that sell for between $ 80 and $ 250.
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Although their store’s smooth opening takes place during iconic New York Fashion Week, the couple said their clothes rejected the “pretense” of the event.

That doesn’t mean their business is cheap, however. A denim jacket with 15 pockets sells for $ 2,000. Trucker hats sell for between $ 80 and $ 250. A signature “P — y Builds Strong Bones” rhinestone tee costs $ 100, with a tank top version available for $ 60.

LaRopa's Soho boutique opens just before New York Fashion Week.
LaRopa’s Soho boutique opens just before New York Fashion Week.
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Williams said the ideal client is “young, free-spirited, stylish” and ready to “challenge authority.” New age punk kids.

He gives them a little advice on life: “Never give up. If you have a dream and you can see it, you can make it come true.



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‘Gossip Girl’ taught Savannah Lee Smith her own style


On the new “Gossip Girl”, Savannah Lee Smith plays Monet de Haan, the Evil girl terrorizing Constance Billard while aiming for a PR career at all costs – friendships included, as the show reached its midseason finale with Monet MIA after a betrayal in a costume contest. It’s such a compelling performance that you couldn’t be blamed for assuming that Smith herself could, for example, throw a turmeric latte in your brand new sweater. But she’s (thankfully, for the sake of my own cream-colored Marc Jacobs sweatshirt) the exact opposite in person when we catch up at the Kate Spade New York event on Wednesday morning: lovely, bubbly, and super friendly.

“This is my very first fashion week! So I’m really excited,” she says. “It’s crazy. Little girl, I grew up watching the Met [Gala] and fashion week and all the catwalks and I dreamed of being a part of it. “

Another way Smith differs from the character she plays on TV? While Monet was probably born knowing the difference between Balmain and Balenciaga, for the young actor, “Gossip Girl” served as a crash course in the industry. She has always been interested in lowercase F fashion, but it was working with extraordinary costume designer Eric Daman that Smith invested in the genre of capital F fashion that rules the Upper East Side.

“After seeing the way Eric works with individuality, you can tell that each character is so designed in his clothes, so specific to him. It gave me an idea of ​​where I wanted to go with fashion. “, she says. “Every time I go to a fitting he says ‘Do you know this brand?’ And I’m like ‘No no no’; I’m looking, I write it in my Notes app, like, ‘I need this dress.’ It’s an educational thing for me. “

Smith turns out to be a quick study, showing up at the show‘s premiere at Louis Vuitton, then brightening up her simple black Kate Spade New York jumpsuit with a matching set of jewelry – a chunky cocktail ring and chandelier earrings – and glittering Mary Jane pumps. She loves to experiment with colors and pieces that catch the eye. “I also have a bit of an androgynous side that I’m trying to cultivate right now,” she says. “I love combat boots.”

Smith’s key accessory, however, was an apple-shaped “I Love NY” bag, as Wednesday’s event aimed to celebrate Kate Spade’s collection sporting Milton Glazer’s iconic tourist logo. That’s totally fitting for the Los Angeles native, who moved to New York in 2018 to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts only to land a starring role at one of the lesser properties. more in vogue on television a few years later.

Smith was already in love with the city, but “Gossip Girl” deepened her appreciation for her new hometown. “My life changed instantly. It made me fall in love with New York even more, because ‘Gossip Girl’ is like a love letter to New York,” she says. “The show showed me parts of New York that I had never seen before.”

Then, with a smirk, Smith leans in to share one of his favorite jokes: “It’s funny, because ‘Gossip Girl’ gives New York very handsome, and he is – sometimes! There is no trash on the street in “Gossip Girl”, but it is there in real life. “

Garbage Joke: Just another reason Smith is so much more lovable and relatable than his on-screen character.

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Hot Hotels: The Standard, London


The location

The Standard team has a knack for establishing itself in the hottest places in the world. Standard “seals of approval” have been awarded to Miami Beach, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, East Village in New York, The High Line and even the Maldives. While none of these destinations need help promoting themselves, The Standard further strengthens its status as a must-see and in London it’s no different. While years of regeneration have made King’s Cross a new destination for many, “KX” and neighboring Camden have long been haunts for the alternative, bohemian and those on the fringes of society.

Coal Drops Yard, a short walk from The Standard, is home to lively shops, bars and restaurants, as well as historical relics like the old Granary Building (now home to the internationally renowned art school, Central Saint Martins ) and the Victorian Gothic Revival style St. Pancras International The station and adjoining Renaissance hotel now occupy a prominent place in the neighborhood.

Following the local trend of regeneration and reuse, The Standard occupies the former annex of Camden Town Hall, a brutalist monument that has been lovingly restored by the architectural firm Archer Humphryes, with a three-story extension of the space age capping the structure. Going up outside is a new mini landmark in itself, a red phone booth-shaped elevator that serves the 10th-floor restaurant, Decimo. Inside, Shawn Hausman, a longtime Standard collaborator and interior designer, continues to nod to the building’s 1970s heritage.

The rooms

The Standard has 266 rooms in 42 unique styles with a range of packages to suit all inclinations and whims. There are Cozy Core windowless pods, perfect for a wild night’s sleep, as well as light-flooded terraced suites with stunning city views and everything in between. Once again, Shawn Hausman and Co. have worked their magic in every nook and cranny of every room while fashion designer and Central Saint Martins alumnus Craig Green has also made his mark. In addition to designing the enviable collection of Standard Team uniforms, guests can dress and stay in custom Craig Green bathrobes, cut from the most comfortable terrycloth cotton.

Designer dresses need space to relax and there’s no shortage of Zen here. Rich textures and natural details including wool, leather and wood are sprinkled throughout. Large room-service TVs face even larger beds with plush Italian bedding and plush pillows.

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What Darren Star wants to tell the world about “Ugly Americans”


Emilie in Paris showrunner Darren star is a master at creating a television that elicits a reaction. The man behind Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Square, Sex and the city, and Younger knows how to entice viewers with its proprietary blend of whimsy, romance and edginess. (Remember the 90210 episode where Brandon takes the U4EA drug in a rave? Or the beginning Sex and the city episode in which the gang advised Charlotte on the pros and cons of anal sex?)

In some ways, Emilie in Paris is a candy perfectly suited to the time of a pandemic. While many of us were in lockdown discomfort, Emily, a young marketing manager and social media ace played by Lily collins– wanders the cobbled streets of Paris wearing beautiful clothes and kissing handsome Gallic men. She is also regularly educated by her French colleagues. Although she does not know much about French culture beyond cinema Red Mill! and Ratatouille, Emily triumphs in her work, bringing the marketing sense of an American influencer to French culture. Her big victory, inspired by her work on a vaginal dryness product for postmenopausal women, is an Instagram post poking fun at the word vagina is male in France.

After its premiere last October, Emilie became Netflix’s best comedy, according to the streamer. This too irritated French critics, annoyed social media experts and sent Americans on hateful surveillance frenzy. The series’ surprise Golden Globe nominations sparked a backlash, especially after the Los Angeles Times alleged that members of the Hollywood Press Association had been transported to the Paris plateau and treated in a luxury hotel. Despite all of this, Emmy voters awarded him a nomination for Best Comedy, Netflix ordered a second season, and viewers kept watching.

Star, who had just returned from a shoot in Paris, spoke to VF. about the controversy that swirls Emilie, plans for season two, and his feelings about the Sex and the city to restart.

Vanity Show: Emilie in Paris reveling in the romance and glamor of France, but it must have been a somewhat glamorous filming season in the midst of Covid, with all the masks and blockages.

Darren Star: When we started filming at the end of April in the south of France, we took over what is probably one of the most glamorous places in the world, the Four Seasons Cap Ferrat hotel, where we stayed and filmed. The hotel was essentially closed except for us. We had our writers’ room in a villa on the property, so it was actually surreal – everything in France was closed at the time. If you throw writers together in a room with food and don’t let them go, you get a lot of work!

It sounds like the best TV writing job ever. Guess the pandemic won’t happen in Emily’s season two universe?

In the timeline of the show, that just hasn’t happened yet.

The show feeds on the cultural differences between Emily and her French colleagues. Was it inspired by the snobbery you’ve experienced when visiting there over the years?

I have been to Paris several times and obviously I love it. That’s why I keep going back there, I’m not a masochist! I feel like the French are lovely people, but I can see the Americans and what they look like from their perspective. There is something about this shot of the ugly American who comes to a foreign country, doesn’t learn the language or understand the customs, and just wants everything to be like in America. In some ways, it’s Emily at the start of the series. Americans are told we can do anything, be whoever we want. the French [see] their culture as the center of the universe, just like us. This is why there is a clash of cultures. [laughs]

Some French critics were exasperated by the show. Did you have angry reactions from French viewers?

No, this show was bigger in France than anywhere in the world. On the contrary, it was perhaps the first non-French series that really focused on French culture and the French. Maybe it was taken a little too seriously [by critics] but there was still a sense of humor behind the performances.

A few years before writing the pilot, I rented an apartment there and spent time at a French marketing company. After a few days there, I asked the woman who ran the company, what do the French think of Americans who work in Paris? She paused and said, “Actually, we don’t think about them at all.” This is the attitude! I like it as much as the Americans dream of living in Paris, the French, they really don’t think of us.

He’s a perfect French diss.

One thing that changes [next season] do we spend more time with a lot of french characters. Because the show was originally made for an American network, I didn’t know how many French people with subtitles an American audience would tolerate. Knowing that we are reaching a global audience, there is a lot more captioned content.


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The intersection of fashion and social justice with 40-ton CEO Loriel Alegrete


If you’re like me you’re always looking for a great t-shirt or beanie that sends a strong message in a cool way. It’s harder to find than it looks, but when you find the right one it becomes a part of who you are and you’ll wear it for years to come. When I browsed the 40 Tons online store, I saw a lot of trendy clothes like this limited edition Breaking The Chains tracksuit, but I also discovered an intersection between fashion and social justice. Check out their line of t-shirts created for those currently incarcerated for cannabis, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to featured prisoners, like this free Parker Coleman or Hope for Humberto t-shirt.

I learned that this premium cannabis clothing and accessories company was founded by the incumbents who helped build the cannabis industry, and operated by CEO Loriel Alegrete, a woman who has seen a lot. of his relatives being locked up for weed. and decided to do something about it. With her degree from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, her background as an entrepreneur and community outreach leader, her talent for building culture and the magic of being who she is, Loriel and the The 40 Tons team create a business with a conscience on a mission to bring home over 40,000 cannabis prisoners and restore justice by the ton.

To quote 40 Tons’ slogan: “Just because someone wears it doesn’t mean it’s not heavy.”

Recent statistics indicate that a majority of owners of the cannabis industry are not POCs …

Loriel Alegrete: If they don’t want to give us a seat at the table, we’ll create ours. And that’s exactly what I did by creating 40 Tones. I had to make sure we were represented. Not just as a black woman, but also representing the mothers, daughters and wives of those unjustly incarcerated for cannabis.

Are you able to find alliances and community with others in this business?

THE: Yes, when one door closes, several others open. I like to think of myself as a good judge and use my leadership skills to identify who is a true ally and align myself accordingly. My husband Anthony is white and happens to be an ally. Having him on our internal team has helped build relationships that we might not otherwise have had.

What are the challenges you face as a black woman in the cannabis industry?

THE: People don’t take me seriously and / or feel sorry for me – I want people to support 40 Tons, not because it’s a business owned by black women, but because it’s a business. good company that does a great job. We are able to deliver premium products and great experiences just like any other brand. I am proud that 40 Tons is a business owned by a black woman. This is what real social equity looks like.

Your incarceration experiences with your loved ones must have been extremely stressful, but you still managed to accomplish so much – what motivates you?

THE: When Anthony was incarcerated, I had to be stronger than ever by both being parents and supporting my children. My children were motivators then and today. I also kept my faith in God and knew I would persevere. It was only a chapter of my life and not the whole book. What doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger.

What has been the most rewarding part of being a leader working to restore communities?

THE: When we – our industry – came together and managed to bring Corvain Cooper home from a life sentence without parole for a non-violent cannabis offense. It shows that if we speak up, we can make changes. I also love that I can be a mentor for young women and show them that we can do it just like men.

Disclosure: The 40-ton brand ambassador, Corvain Cooper, is a former member and advisor of an organization I co-founded, Last Prisoner Project.

Amplifying your mission with a clothing brand is a unique way to fight cannabis injustices. How did you develop the idea?

THE: We aim to create a culture behind our brand, so we find this approach appealing. Corvain has always been focused on fashion. In fact, he owned a retail establishment years ago. I also studied fashion at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in my youth. So, fashion has always been something the team has been connected with. It’s our way of telling our story and having people supporting us.

How did the creation of this company go?

THE: We have been entrepreneurs for 20 years and have started different types of businesses. Once we realized this was what we wanted to do, we started the basic work – developing our brand platform, website, online presence, etc. Our team is diverse in many business practices, and all of our experiences have helped shape the company. Our biggest fight is to be able to finance this business. We just lace up our boots and face the challenges head-on. We are grateful for the many relationships that we have built and that have enabled us to do so. We are very grateful because without them there would be no us.

What has been a transformative experience for you along your journey?

THE: When I saw Anthony and Corvain accused of the same crime and receiving very different sentences…. It changed my view of the world. That’s when I had an aha moment. Something has to be done to change these types of injustices.

What was the process of obtain clemency for Corvain Cooper under the Trump administration?

THE: This is a situation where 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 10. Many have come together to rally to the cause of Corvain Cooper. It was not just a person or an organization. It took lawyers to file motions and petitions. It took charities to defend, it took cannabis leaders to speak out, and it took the masses to sign petitions and voice Corvain’s fate. It took a few years. Anthony, Evelyn and Natalia (who are part of our team) were also on Clubhouse at the start and used this platform to amplify the message. Every day, Anthony walked into the cannabis rooms and mentioned Corvain’s name. I think it played a big role in rallying the whole industry. It was the perfect timing because only four months after Anthony joined the Clubhouse, Corvain was released. He literally drove to federal prison to pick it up.

What are your hopes for the future of legalization?

THE: I hope this special plant will soon be legalized at the federal level. I think it is important not to stop at legalizing, but also to bring real restorative justice to our brothers and sisters locked in this factory, many of whom are Black and Brown. We must correct these injustices. It is right that if we make the plant legal, we have to fix the legal system when it comes to cannabis.

How do you practice self-care?

THE: I micro-dose food every now and then… It’s hard to run a house, go to nursing school, and be CEO of a brand. In addition, I try to eat well, sleep well and exercise as often as possible. It’s about finding a balance in life.

What have you learned about yourself through this process?

THE: I am resilient and I am a fighter. The moments that touched me personally were when I had to watch my mom lose her battle with cancer. It meant that I had to become the matriarch of the family.

How do you hope to empower other black women in the cannabis industry?

THE: I am passionate about mentoring black women. By showing them that no matter what obstacles stand in your way, you can do it all. Black women have that inner strength that most people don’t see, they have that magic in them. It’s alluring, attractive and contagious. It’s all about the mindset, and your network becomes your net worth. You have to believe that you can do the job and you will be able to.


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Filipino designer, artist Zim in an American shop window


BY SHARON SIBINDI

VICTORIA FALLS-based visual artist Moses Kalembela has released a limited edition of the t-shirt line in collaboration with acclaimed Filipino fashion designer John Ablaza which will be presented in the United States in October.

Some of the t-shirts printed by Moses

Kalembela said NewsDay Life & Style that the T-shirt line would be showcased in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles at trade shows hosted by Ablaza.

“The project is called John Ablaza X Moses Kalembela. My artwork will be included in John Ablaza’s men’s collections for show in America. Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will go to a charity, Project Africa 103 and a mentorship program for Zimbabwe led by John Ablaza, ”he said.

“For the t-shirts we used an African print called digital transfer printing. Ablaza first described to me what he wanted to do, then I designed and emailed the images to him that he then printed on T-shirts and this is called the digital transfer printing.

Kalembela said he was saddened that due to the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases and related issues, he was unable to attend the shows.

“Having first met Ablaza in 2016 as part of a Mentorship Program for Craftsmen and Fashion Designers hosted by the US Embassy in Harare, I feel honored to find myself able to collaborate with him. today, “he said.

“Being from Victoria Falls, I sold my work to
tourists from all walks of life, but this particular collaboration is special for me because it allows me to represent Zimbabwe at the global level, which fascinates me.

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Biography of Veronika Khomyn: what do we know about Sean McVay’s wife? Nigeria News


Veronika Khomyn is a Ukrainian model, fashion designer and real estate agent. She is also an internet celebrity as she has thousands of Instagram followers. His rise to fame is attributed to his relationship with famous Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay.

Veronika Khomyn. Photo: @ veronika.khomyn
Source: Instagram

Veronika is a gorgeous woman, which made it easy for her to start and thrive in her modeling career in her hometown. She also has a strong taste for fashion and therefore decided to pursue fashion design in the United States. She is also passionate about fitness.

Profile summary

  • Last name and first name: Veronika Nikolaena
  • Kind: Female
  • Date of Birth: 01 March 1990
  • Veronika Khomyn’s age: 31 years
  • Zodiac sign: Pisces
  • Place of birth: Kiev, Ukraine
  • Nationality: Ukrainian-American
  • Sexuality: Law
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Weight: 54Kg
  • Eye colour: Blue
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Foster mother: George Mason University
  • Occupation: Model, fashion designer and real estate agent
  • Net value: $ 1 million
  • Instagram: @ veronika.khomyn

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Biography of Veronika Khomyn

The stunning model was born on March 1, 1990 and is currently 31 years old. She is Ukrainian-American. She acquired American citizenship when she moved to the United States to pursue a university education in Virginia.

Khomyn Veronika resides in Encino, California with her fiancé. She is sometimes referred to as Sean McVay’s wife even though she is not yet married to Sean.

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Veronika Khomyn with friends. Photo: @ veronika.khomyn
Source: Instagram

Career highlights

Veronika started working as a model for UFC Gym and DC Clubbing. After a successful stint in modeling, she embarked on styling. Currently, she owns a boutique.

The fashion designer is also an Instagram star. Along with the many followers on Instagram, she uses the platform to raise awareness about natural disasters and other issues. Besides her Instagram account, she also manages their dog’s account on the same platform.

She also owns a California-based real estate business.

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Veronika Khomyn’s net worth

According to Idol Net Worth, Veronika Khomyn’s net worth is US $ 1 million in 2021. She derives her wealth from modeling and styling.

In addition, she earns a substantial amount of money by monetizing her Instagram account. His real estate business is also another source of income that increases his net worth.

How did Sean McVay meet Veronika Khomyn?

The couple met in Washington DC in 2011. At the time of their meeting, Khomyn was a student at George Mason University, while Sean was the assistant coach of the Washington Redkins.

After dating for about eight years, Sean McVay proposed to his Ukrainian model girlfriend. Veronika Khomyn and Sean McVay’s engagement took place during a trip to Cannes, France. According to Page Six, the engagement ring cost around $ 100,000.

Veronika Khomyn and Sean McVay
Veronika Khomyn with Sean McVay. Photo: @ veronika.khomyn
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Veronika’s joy was evident when she shared the news of the proposal on her Instagram page. Since then, Veronika Khomyn has been commonly referred to as the Rams coach’s wife, even though they are not yet married.

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Currently, the couple reside in a lavish, over 4,600 square foot home in Encino, California.

Presence and activities on social networks

She is very active on Instagram, where she has more than 55,000 subscribers. She didn’t hesitate to share photos of her lifestyle and captivating moments with her fiancé, whom she sometimes calls McBae.

She also uses the platform to educate her subscribers about natural disasters and other areas of concern.

Veronika Khomyn’s popularity skyrocketed after meeting McVay. However, she is an interesting personality in her own right and deserves the public attention she enjoys.

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From portable tents to tight-fitting swimsuits: the evolution of women’s sportswear

Written by Meredith Mendelsohn, CNN

Before the advent of designer sportswear, women’s sportswear was low on the fashion priority list. But a new exhibit shows that sportswear has long been a valuable tool for self-expression and an important path to greater liberation.

“Sports fashion: outdoor girls from 1800 to 1960” includes around 65 sets from continental Europe, the UK and the US, ranging from Victorian hunting dresses and high fashion leisure wear to bespoke team uniforms. Organized by the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles and the American Federation of Arts, the show opens at the Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh on July 3, before a nationwide tour through 2024.

An 1890s inline skate outfit. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

Over the past 160 years, we have seen fashion adapt to the changing sartorial needs of women as sociocultural changes have made it increasingly acceptable for them to venture outdoors and participate in physical activity. “Sportswear does not fall from the sky,” said Kevin Jones, curator of the FIDM museum, which organized the exhibition with the museum’s associate curator, Christina M. Johnson. “While we might not think of some of these sets as specific athletic wear, that’s where it all started. Women wore fashionable clothes to do outdoor activities, and as these activities went on. were developing, they had to determine in their day what would be appropriate to wear. ”

An 1820s archery set.

An 1820s archery set. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

The impetus for the show was a 1940s scarf that caught Jones’ eye at a vintage fashion show in Los Angeles in 2009, displaying 13 vignettes of stylish young women participating in different sporting activities, with the “Outdoorgirl” slogan meandering around every scene. He decides on the spot to do a show on the theme, and spends the next 12 years looking for the right sets.

They started the show in 1800, Jones explained, because perfect examples from earlier times were just too hard to come by: “Unlike a ball gown, these clothes were never meant to survive.”

Design innovation

Clothing from the early 1800s is suitable for walking in parks, gardening, and ice skating – easy and acceptable activities for women propelled outdoors by an interest in horticulture, health, and ice-skating. fresh air.

The idea of ​​a woman exercising was still taboo: In 1806, an article in the popular British magazine La Belle Assembly, taken from the show’s full catalog, warned that “the constitution of women is only suitable for women. moderate exercise; their weak arms cannot accomplish too laborious and too long continued work, and the graces cannot be reconciled with fatigue and sunburn. “

Mountaineering from the 1890s, with a subtly split skirt.

Mountaineering from the 1890s, with a subtly split skirt. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

Codes of decency have long prevented women from showing skin and body contours (too suggestive), as well as from dressing like men (too threatening). But we see some particularly creative workarounds: Progressive fashion reformers in the late 1800s invented a subtly split skirt – like looser panties – for mountaineering; while a 1912 houndstooth riding jacket could be paired with a matching apron skirt, if the wearer opted to ride a saddleback or loose breeches, which offered some modesty on horseback.

The solutions for bathing were just as innovative, although extremely cumbersome. A rare personal changing tent, patented around 1900, for example, was reportedly quickly put up by a woman as she emerged from the water to prevent onlookers from seeing the outlines of the shape under her wet clothes.

A personal changing tent from 1900.

A personal changing tent from 1900. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

Throughout much of the West, it was considered indecent, if not illegal, for women to wear pants until the early 1900s, and they were not worn very frequently until the 1920s, when designers like Coco Chanel and Jean Patou (who both have “Sporting Fashion” pieces) have made them all the rage. Around the same time, cultural changes resulted in an increase in the length of hems, as well as bare legs and backs. Hollywood was partly to blame, Jones said, but so was World War I: “After World War I and the Spanish influenza pandemic, a whole generation of men were killed, so you were left with very young people. “, he explains. “It is reflected in the fashion.”

Textile technology

The prosperity that followed World War II would open up a world of bowling, cheerleader and motorcycle teams on President Eisenhower’s new highways.

“By the time you get to the 1960s,” Jones explained, “the types of clothing that women wore as spectators or for athletic use had already been designed. What changed after that was the technology. textile.”

A sporty motorcycle outfit from the 1930s.

A sporty motorcycle outfit from the 1930s. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

But that is to say that technological advances have not been decisive along the way. Knitted wool corsets, Jones points out, were much more flexible than their bone or metal reinforced predecessors. Likewise, as women began to have more skin, lightweight machine knits became essential for swimwear, as seen in a black 1920s one-piece made by the American swimwear brand. bain Jantzen, who started making sweaters. Meanwhile, a 1930s swimsuit designed by Cole of California was made from a blend of latex woven with cotton, which allowed for a more flexible fit.

A 1930s baseball uniform with Spalding studs.

A 1930s baseball uniform with Spalding studs. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

“[Knitwear has] have been around for hundreds of years, but the types of clothing we see when women needed more ability was really about experimentation and entrepreneurial innovation, ”Jones explained.

Perhaps most surprisingly about the exhibit is that some of these athletic outfits already existed, like an 1890s cricket set or a 1910s basketball team uniform. a man was doing something and there was a woman who was interested in doing it, I guarantee she was looking for a way (to do it), and also what to wear while doing it, “Jones said. She also had to find a way to get the garment: “The basketball uniform was probably made to order by a traveling seamstress,” Jones said.

An après-ski set with ski pants from luxury Italian brand Pucci and Baruffaldi ski goggles, all from the 50s.

An après-ski set with ski pants from luxury Italian brand Pucci and Baruffaldi ski goggles, all from the 50s. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

Hard not to notice that most of these clothes belonged to well-heeled white women who had the leisure to wear them and the means to purchase them. But as tennis superstar and style icon Serena Williams observes in an introductory essay for the catalog, clothing, which once restricted women in their athletic pursuits, can be seen as a “tool to empower female athletes. , to give them a form of self-expression and individuality in a world that historically belonged to men. ”

If it is a driving force of fashion, sportswear, it turns out, is also a great democratizer.

“Sports fashion: outdoor girls from 1800 to 1960” is at the Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh from July 3, 2021 to September 26, 2021.
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