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REI to Open First Los Angeles County Flagship Store

07/25/2017

REI is taking over a former Sports Authority store that has been closed since Sports Authority went bankrupt last year.

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Lalopalooza at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in DTLA

07/24/2017

This past sunny, Sunday afternoon was the celebration for the 100th anniversary of the birth for Lalo Guerrero, famed Mexican American musician, composer and comic known as the “Father on Chicano Music.” The July 23 event—titled “Lalopalooza”—was held at the beautiful, grassy courtyard of La Plaza Cultura y Artes museum across from Olvera Street in Downtown LA. It was the scene of l...

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CK Heads West

07/24/2017

Calvin Klein headed to the California desert to shoot the Fall 2017 campaign.

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Angel Biotek On Abbot Kinney

07/24/2017

Venice’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard has changed greatly over the past decade, causing many to complain that the street doesn’t have any more room for new brands or even the secret sauce that made it special in the first place. Venice area designer Angel Biotek hopes to prove those people wrong.

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Balmain to Melrose Place

07/21/2017

French fashion house Balmain opened its first West Coast flagship on Melrose Place in West Hollywood, Calif. this month.

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Trade Protectionism and E-Commerce Are Top Concerns for Chief U.S. Fashion Industry Executives

07/20/2017

With a new president in the White House, U.S. fashion manufacturers and retailers said their biggest concerns this year are about new trade barriers going up that would restrict apparel imports.

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ChicCartel Launches ‘Shop Locally’ Site

07/20/2017

The slogan “grown locally/buy locally” resonates for fashion, said the cofounders of e-commerce platform ChicCartel, a new market that promises to connect savvy fashion consumers with independent designers from their city and region.

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Vivian Maier on La Brea

07/20/2017

Art collectors and photographers to fashion and movie industry people, among others were on hand for the opening-night party celebrating the photography works of Vivian Maier at the K P Projects Gallery on La Brea in Hollywood.

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Shopify’s Frenzy App Powers Sale at Capsule and Liberty Fairs in NY

07/20/2017

Trade shows and runway shows have been looking to produce extra revenue streams for their vendors.

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French Tanneries Make Their West Coast Debut at the CMC

07/20/2017

The California Market Center played host to a small coterie of French tanneries when six companies showcased their upscale leathers for apparel, accessories and home décor July 13–14 in a suite on the CMC’s eighth floo

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Solo Active Collective Draws Diverse Retailers, Prepares for Move to Anaheim, Calif

07/20/2017

The Active Collective trade show, focusing on activewear and athleisure apparel, returned to Huntington Beach, Calif., for its July 18–19 run, which is slated to be the show’s last at the tony Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa.

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How the Apparel Industry Is Coping With Higher Minimum Wages

07/20/2017

The introductory video on the Tianello website talks about how the Los Angeles clothing maker’s collection of Tencel and silk tops lovingly passes through 100 hands before ending up in someone’s closet.

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Agenda Juggles Trade and Consumer Days

07/20/2017

After 14 years of being a trade-only show, Agenda unveiled a consumer day at the recent run of its Long Beach, Calif., event.

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Agenda Festival Bows

07/20/2017

A stylish crowd turned out for the debut of Agenda Festival, the one-day consumer event organized by the Agenda streetwear trade show.

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The CMC Balloons With Fun

07/19/2017

For a couple of days, the lobby at the California Market Center looked like a big party.

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1 Man’s Ring Around the Collar, 1 Woman’s Art

07/19/2017

Fashion designers argue that clothing is art. Lun*na Menoh gives the argument surreal support with her show A Ring Around the Collar, currently at Art Exchange Gallery near downtown Long Beach.

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Waraire Boswell's Refined from the Raw Challenge

07/18/2017

Waraire Boswell has been cutting up Los Angeles’ custom clothing scene for some time. The NBA-sized clothier made a splash at the ESPY awards show July 12 when D’Angelo Russel l of the Brooklyn Nets came to the ESPYS in Los Angeles wearing a suit Boswell made as part of a challenge.

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Fashionistas x Music Lovers at Rebel Rebel

07/18/2017

Los Angeles’s Hammer museum and Southern California radio station KCRW are hosting a series of free eclectic concerts and DJ sets on Thursday evenings in July at the museum in L.A.’s Westwood neighborhood.

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Erewhon Market Coming to Building Near LA Fashion District

07/18/2017

Erewhon Market is expected to open in the next few years in a hot spot in DTLA.

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Nordstrom Rack Set Opening Date for DTLA

07/18/2017

The unveiling of the Nordstrom Rack at Fig@7th will be this fall.

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SportsOneSource Transitions to SGB Media

07/21/2016

New site brings entire scope and depth of SGB Media content including SGB Updates, SGB Today, SGB Magazine and SGB Executive to one place on a modern and mobile-adaptive platform. ...

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Athletic Dealers of America Reach Rebates Milestone

07/18/2016

The Athletic Dealers of America shared at its recent Buying Show in Orlando, FL that the group has surpassed the $1 million mark in rebates distributed to its members for 2015... ...

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Under Armour Spends $70.3 Million on New Headquarters Site

07/17/2016

Under Armour has closed on a $70.3 million deal to purchase the land for its new headquarters along Baltimore's waterfront......

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Nike Appoints VP of Running

07/17/2016

Nike Inc. announced that Steve Lesnard will become VP, GM of global running, succeeding Patrick Seehafer who will become VP, Europe Merchandising... ...

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Tory Sport Expands to Honolulu

07/17/2016

Tory Burch’s activewear brand Tory Sport is scouting a retail location in Honolulu... ...

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STYR Converts Health & Fitness Data into Customized Supplements

07/17/2016

STYR Labs is bringing together activity tracking and nutrition supplement recommendation via kits that deliver personalized nutrition solutions......

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Whoop Expands Market From Elites to Consumers

07/17/2016

Whoop will begin marketing its wearable performance optimization system to consumers in time for the 2016 holiday season... ...

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Planet Fitness to Open Second Club in Columbus

07/17/2016

Planet Fitness, a health club franchise known for its “Judgement Free Zone,” plans to to open its second location in Columbus, GA......

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Callaway Golf Staff Pro Cards Championship Record

07/17/2016

Callaway Golf Company congratulated Staff Professional Henrik Stenson for becoming Champion Golfer Of The Year... ...

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Rack Room Launches Real People Project Campaign

07/17/2016

Rack Room Shoes for more than a decade has featured real customers instead of professional models in all of its seasonal advertisements, selected through the retailer’s annual Models Wanted contes...

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Lolli Swim Debuts Its Resort 2018 Collection as the Kick-off Show to Miami Swim Week

07/25/2017

Lolli Swim also released a capsule collection, Sof for Lolli, with Lolli model and influencer, Sofia Jamora.

 

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Hydro Flask Launches New Unbound Series Collection

07/25/2017

The company enters a new category with soft cooler collection.

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Penny Skateboards Launches New The Simpsons-Inspired Skateboards

07/25/2017

The collection is available exclusively at PennySkateboards.com.

 

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Poler X Save The Waves Release Limited Edition Hat

07/25/2017

10% of all proceeds on this hat will go directly to Save The Waves.

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Outdoor Tech and Mossy Oak Collaboration Debuts at Outdoor Retailer

07/25/2017

Outdoor Tech and Mossy Oak team up to debut an exclusive collection of rugged audio and power products at Outdoor Retailer.

 

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Vail Resorts Makes an Epic Promise

07/25/2017

Vail Resorts commits to zero net operating footprint by 2030.

 

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RVCA Launches Mark Oblow Limited Edition Collection

07/25/2017

In celebration of the RVCA x Mark Oblow collection launch, Ron Robinson will host an event at their Santa Monica, CA flagship store on Thursday, July 27.

 

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Agenda Las Vegas Registration is Now Open

07/25/2017

Registration is now open for Agenda Las Vegas, August 14-16 at the Sands Expo

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Vans DTC Leads the Way in Blockbuster Q2

07/25/2017

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Vans New HQ and a Talk with President Doug Palladini

07/25/2017

Doug Palladini shares the thinking behind Vans first proper headquarters in 51 years, and we discuss his first year as company President

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Mammoth Mountain to close after second longest season on record

07/25/2017

After an insane winter, Mammoth Mountain has announced they will finally close for the 2017 season on August 6, their second-longest season on record.

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Hydro Flask launches new Unbound Series collection

07/25/2017

Soft coolers that liberate you to live your everyday adventures, the collection will come in a pack format and tote format.

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RVCA x Mark Oblow collaboration and launch party

07/25/2017

A culmination of his life experiences within photography and art, Oblow captures, cuts, paints and immortalizes his subjects within his work's confines.

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Surfing Heritage and Culture Center appoints Glenn Brumage President of the board of directors

07/25/2017

“Glenn has shown strong leadership in the strategic direction of SHACC, working well with the Board of Directors, staff and the surfing community."

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Woman, 71, and dog rescued after 6 days lost in Olympic National Park

07/25/2017

Sajean E. Geer and her terrier-Chihuahua dog named Yoda were rescued on July 23 after being lost in Olympic National Park since July 17.

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Runway Recap: Highlights from the Miami Swim 2017 fashion shows

07/25/2017

Miami Swim 2017 is a wrap, and we have the key takeaways from the weekend's most noteworthy fashion shows, including Acacia, Sports Illustrated, and more.

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Oregon just opened a 668-mile singletrack mountain bike trail

07/25/2017

Oregon has just opened a new 668-mile singletrack mountain biking trail called the Oregon Timber Trail that is 91 percent unpaved.

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How to make a simple tin can stove while off the grid

07/25/2017

Craft a compact and efficient wood-burning "Hobo Stove" from a discarded tin can (or two).

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Around the Campfire: 8 camping questions for pro BMXer Drew Bezanson

07/25/2017

While spending some time camping on the Oregon coast at Hotel Tacoma, we got the chance to pick the brains of some of Toyota's elite extreme athletes.

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Cheap and Deep: Save bucks in Sofia, Bulgaria

07/25/2017

Why the Eastern European destination of Sofia should be on every budget traveler's list.

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Tips for buying your first SUP surfboard

07/24/2017

Getting the proper first SUP surfboard can make or break your learning experience out in the water. Here's how to choose the right one.

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10 of the most beautiful places in the world to snowboard

07/24/2017

TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING lists 10 of the most beautiful places in the world to snowboard, including France, Alaska, Japan, Utah and more places.

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Busting the ?moss-on-the-north-side? myth

07/24/2017

Northern hemisphere moss generally grows on the south side, while southern hemisphere moss generally grows on the north side.

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Mesa Verde National Park calls out recent vandals on social media

07/24/2017

Mesa Verde National Park took to Facebook late last week to highlight some of the recent irreparable vandalism on artifacts and rocks in the park.

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A look inside Miami Swim Week 2017

07/24/2017

Miami Swim Week 2017 is upon us, and we have a curated look at the most inspiring swim trends at Cabana, Hammock and Swim Show.

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The secret behind the lightest surfboards being built

07/24/2017

Understanding how Varial foam and their Infused Glass system of making surfboards 100-percent in vacuum bags could change surfboards forever.

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The OtterBox Venture 45 is the ultimate summer cooler

07/24/2017

OtterBox, your favorite phone-case company, now makes top-of-the-line coolers.

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Surfer Pacha Light is making the world a better place

07/24/2017

For surfer, model and environmental activist Pacha Light, her entry to the sport was more memorable than most. Now, even at 17, she's giving back.

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Your guide to Italian surfing

07/23/2017

An insider's guide to surfing in Italy with Italian professional surfer Roberto D’Amico from SURFER and tips to get waves in the Mediterranean.

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Rewatch all 8 of the 10-point rides from the 2017 J-Bay surf contest; video

07/22/2017

Every single 10-point ride from the eight that were achieved during the World Surf League's 2017 Corona Open J-Bay at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

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Curious polar bear cub is adorable as it checks out Arctic melt ponds; video

07/21/2017

An adorable polar bear cub exploring its new world became the favorite polar bear encounter for a tourist from Washington on a 12-day Arctic trip to the North Pole. Lauren Farmer, 34, was among those on the Poseidon Expeditions tour that witnessed the loveable polar bear cub checking out the melt ponds on the Franz

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Coming to a mountain resort near you: chairlifts with digital screens

07/21/2017

Alpine Media Technology will be installing digital screens called LiftDigital on the safety bars of chairlifts at two ski resorts this coming winter.

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Locusts of Biblical proportions creates ominous cloud on horizon; videos

07/21/2017

What appeared to be a sandstorm looming on the horizon turned out to be a plague of locusts of Biblical proportions for a driver in the Russian republic of Dagestan. The unidentified driver captured dash-cam footage as the vehicle headed for the ominous cloud in the distance before it got close enough to where the

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How to stay in shape for snowboarding during the summer

07/21/2017

Tips from TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING on how to stay in shape for snowboarding during the summer months like surfing, yoga and more ideas.

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How to recognize the warning signs of heat stroke and combat symptoms

07/21/2017

With summer in full swing, heat stroke is a medical emergency that you need to consider. Here are the warning signs of heat stroke an prevention tips.

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Cynthia Cook Brides, David Yurman & Vogue Celebrate Weddings

04/10/2017

Cynthia Cook Smith hosted 15 brides-to-be at the David Yurman boutique in Beverly Hills to showcase the wedding jewelry collection. Guests tried on pieces from three vignettes of jewelry and got advice from Cynthia on how to style for their upcoming wedding day.  

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Beyoncé and More Stars Who Ruled the Pregnancy Bump Reveal

02/01/2017

Beyoncé is pregnant with twins—a revelation that shook the Internet, when the star casually dropped the news on Instagram this afternoon. “We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two,” she wrote, her growing bump on full display, artfully surrounded by a vivid floral arrangement and lemon-yellow veil. The singer is one in a long line of celebrities that have rule...

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What Will Beyoncé Wear Now That She’s Pregnant?

02/01/2017

While Beyoncé’s baby announcement today left little to the imagination—the pop singer revealed the impending birth of twins by posting a selfie dressed in nothing more than a sierra frilled bra top, tie dye hipster shorts, and a teal veil (the religious iconography is all there!)—there are still some things that remain to be seen. In addition to the sex of her new little ones, there...

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New York’s “One Book, One New York” Campaign Wants To Get The Entire City On The Same Page

02/01/2017

New York may already be lauded for its legendary literary scene, but if the Mayor’s office has its way, those literary lions are about to get a whole lot more democratic. The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) today announced a new initiative, “One Book, One NY” which will be fêted at a party with BuzzFeed tonight and which aims to get all of New York Cit...

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An Inside Peek at Ellen DeGeneres’s New Line for Pets

02/01/2017

“After I launched my line for humans I realized that I was leaving a whole species out,” said Ellen DeGeneres on the launch of her brand ED by Ellen’s extension into the pet market. Working with PetSmart, DeGeneres is shrinking her playful designs to accommodate four-legged friends with more than 250 pieces starting at $4 (for a flat dog toy) and topping out at $50 (for a dog carrier)....

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Meet the Skater-Slash-Model With Hood By Air in His Closet and Vetements on the Brain

02/01/2017

Whether he’s goofing off in a convenience store or doing kick flips in a L.A. parking lot, Olan Prenatt is always decked out. That’s not to say that he wears wild, over-the-top embellishments or head-to-toe designer looks, but he’s got that special sartorial something that has caught the attention of labels like Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, and Hugo Boss. Prenatt is a model on the rise with ...

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The Best Reactions to Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Announcement

02/01/2017

In case you somehow missed it, Beyoncé is pregnant—with twins! The superstar made her announcement in, well, superstar fashion: kneeling in lingerie beneath an arbor of roses and under a pistachio-green tulle veil. Why? Why not? Knowles’s announcement—“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will ...

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Ukraine’s Influence on the Runway Is Bigger Than You Think

02/01/2017

Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days, one of Ukraine’s two Fashion Weeks, kicks off today. The program has featured Ukrainian designers who have reached significant levels of success outside of Kiev, including names like Julie Paskal, who now shows at Paris Fashion Week, as well as Anna October, who has sold at Browns in London. But Ukrainian fashion, in the more traditional sense, has long had...

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Beyoncé Is Pregnant With Twins

02/01/2017

Today, Beyoncé announced on her Instagram account that she and her husband, Jay Z, are expecting twins. The superstar posted an image of herself kneeling in front of a floral archway, swathed in a pale green veil. The image was somewhat bridal, and depicted the singer holding her growing belly while looking directly at the camera. Beyoncé wrote, “We would like to share our love and happ...

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Melania Trump Might Not Move to the White House After All

02/01/2017

It’s been a week and a half since Donald Trump assumed office. While the spotlight-loving president has been front and center since then, doing prime-time interviews and signing executive orders in front of photographers, there have been few sightings of his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, in the public sphere. After the inauguration, the conspicuously private Mrs. Trump quickly returned t...

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Lady Gaga Is Back to Her Wild Fashion Ways, Just in Time for the Super Bowl

02/01/2017

In case you haven’t heard, logomania is back. Brand loyalists are no longer shy about adorning themselves with prints and labels. Never one to do a trend by halves, Lady Gaga stepped out in Prague yesterday wearing the kind of in-your-face monogram that takes the idea to its ultimate conclusion. Spotted in a plush jumpsuit covered in Fendi’s interlocking Fs, Gaga turned a trip to walk he...

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The New York City Comedy Set Steps Out for a Screening of The Comedian

02/01/2017

Comedy is all about timing—but then again, so is a great party. And last night, some of the biggest names in the business found themselves at the Museum of Modern Art at the exact right time for the Cinema Society’s screening of The Comedian. Starring Robert De Niro and directed by Taylor Hackford, the film—which has been described as part comedy and part drama—tells the story of Jac...

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Everything You Need to Know About Snapchat’s Impending IPO

02/01/2017

Name a bigger act of hubris than turning down $3 billion when you’re a 23-year-old college dropout. Imagine a more withering comment than saying such an offer “isn’t very interesting.” Then you’ll begin to understand why all eyes are on Snapchat cofounder Evan Spiegel this week, as his company’s expected to file an initial public offering for multinational company, Snap Inc., t...

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Zac Posen Is Taking His 15th Anniversary Collection Off the Runway

02/01/2017

Those paying close attention to their fashion show invites noticed something unusual about Zac Posen’s when it arrived yesterday. The location of the designer’s February 14 show is none other than 13-17 Laight Street, the Tribeca studio he occupied for 13 years before moving his business to midtown. To celebrate his 15th anniversary, Posen is swapping the runway this season for a more in...

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5 Models Who Are Making Honey Brown Hair the New Scandinavian Signature

02/01/2017

There was a time when the mere mention of Scandinavia conjured images of towheaded stunners and naturally platinum beauties—but a recent survey of modeling’s most recognizable faces tells a different story. These days, the same Danish catwalkers who dominate the industry also lead the pack for a new national signature in the form of their perfect golden brown hair color. Case in point: T...

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Jennifer Lopez Proves Why a Scene-Stealing Ponytail Is All in the Details on Instagram

02/01/2017

  Well, hello to anyone who has risked the death-defying move of keeping a tight elastic on their wrist at all times. J.Lo has news for us: The reliably practical ponytail deserves much better. Consider Lopez’s next-level take in the style on Instagram last night: hair swept clean back, baby hairs groomed to face-framing perfection, a wraparound strand finishing the look, along with brai...

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Good News for True-Crime Fans: A New Serial-Produced Series Is on Its Way

02/01/2017

Who can forget the great Serial obsession that took over late 2014? Week after week, thousands of people tuned in to find out whether or not Adnan Syed—a young man accused (and eventually convicted) of murdering his high school ex-girlfriend in Baltimore—was actually guilty of his crime. Serial’s enormous success helped relaunch the popularity of podcasts, as well as a number of copyca...

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Bella Hadid, Camille Rowe, and Keke Palmer at the Dior Poison Club Fragrance Launch Party

02/01/2017

With a week to go before the start of New York Fashion Week, the pretty young things are getting a head start on staying up late. Dior Beauty brought its Poison Club, a one-night-only soiree celebrating its latest fragrance, to New York hot spot and cool-kid staple Up & Down. Hosted by Camille Rowe, the evening’s invite might have called for everyone to come at 9:30, but the party was onl...

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This Rising Hollywood Star Just Chopped Off Her Hair, With Game-Changing Results

02/01/2017

  If Haley Bennett has flown under your radar—read: anyone who missed her luminous performance in The Magnificent Seven—she certainly hasn’t escaped the fashion world’s attention. After channeling vintage Hollywood allure with her bedroom eyes and pillowy lips while sitting front row at shows like Ralph Lauren and Dior, the actress made a beauty power move that’s sure to catapul...

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Meet Beyoncé’s New Ivy Park Girl Squad

02/01/2017

When Beyoncé calls, you answer. And the superstar has made a habit of enlisting like-minded women for her many projects. In the case of Lemonade, that meant cameos from famous actresses or G.O.A.T. athletes (Serena Williams, we’re looking at you!), and for Ivy Park, her fashion-forward athleisure range, the same tenets apply. Launching the label’s second campaign with a series of fresh ...

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Lucas Hedges on His Oscar Nod and More at the Opening Night of Yen

02/01/2017

Lucas Hedges is grateful for his Academy Award nomination and for his role in MCC Theater’s off-Broadway production of Yen. The 20-year-old Brooklyn-born actor, who received a Best Supporting Actor nod for his heartbreaking performance in Manchester by the Sea, says that all the hoopla surrounding the Oscars was starting to affect him—and not in a good way. “I was beginning to go a lit...

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Governor Cuomo Takes a Stand for Women’s Rights

02/01/2017

A couple weeks ago, as the nation fretted about the imperiled future of the Affordable Care Act, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made news by announcing a series of actions that would preserve parts of it by requiring New York state health insurers to cover the cost of contraception and medically necessary abortions. And yesterday Cuomo made another move to protect women’s health: He propos...

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Kanye and Kim Kardashian West Designed Their Daughter’s Adorable Ballet-Night Outfit

02/01/2017

Like mother, like daughter, as the saying goes. It’s certainly true of Kim Kardashian West and her daughter, North, when it comes to fashion. The pair was seen at a performance of Swan Lake in New York City last night looking nothing short of chic. They sported oversize shearlings, both from Kanye West’s Yeezy line, with North upping the lo-fi outfit with a sequined skater silhouette dre...

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Dakota Johnson’s Gucci Statement Coat Looks Even Better From the Back

02/01/2017

Little Edie, is that you? Spotted last night outside the Bowery Hotel in lower Manhattan, Dakota Johnson donned a calf-grazing fur coat that recalled the old-world elegance of the Bouvier Beales before Grey Gardens. Johnson is in town to promote her latest film, Fifty Shades Darker, and has been ramping up her wardrobe with a few unexpected and stylish surprises. Her latest look is a perfect...

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A Brief History of Raf Simons’s Storied Career in Fashion

02/01/2017

Raf Simons has become one of fashion’s most central and celebrated figures since entering the industry in 1995, thanks to his work at his eponymous menswear label and stints as creative director at Jil Sander and Dior. In 2016, it was announced that the Belgian will be the next creative director of Calvin Klein, overseeing women’s and men’s ready-to-wear. To those familiar with Simons...

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For the Love of the Protest: A Fighting Spirit Seeks a New Frequency

02/01/2017

It isn’t just the profound afterglow of the Women’s March on Washington, though that has certainly rekindled my ardor. My love affair with demonstrations started long before that incredible Saturday in Washington. It began when I was so young I had to beg my parents to let me go to peace rallies, and I look back on their tolerance now with awe and gratefulness. Virtually none of my frien...

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DJ Steve Aoki Brings His Made-in-Japan Dim Mak Collection to New York Fashion Week: Men’s

01/31/2017

Steve Aoki—the globe-trotting DJ and music producer—has “something new in the wheelhouse.” Enter: Dim Mak Collection, a streetwear line splinter of his Dim Mak record label and events production company, which he founded in 1996. If today’s presentation was an indicator of what Aoki is capable of, in terms of branding and buzz, then he may soon be just as recognized for his skill ...

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Moving in Together? The Freak-Out-Free Guide to Decorating Your Space

01/31/2017

The lease is signed, you’ve handed in the keys to your old pad, and your boxes are packed. But before you can settle into cohabiting bliss, you may still have a few hurdles to overcome. “Decorating is such a stress point for couples,” says New Orleans–based interior designer Sara Ruffin Costello. “When you’re decorating rooms, it’s like working on any job together; you’ve got...

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The 23 Best Over-the-Knee Boots for Under $500

01/31/2017

We’ve got Gigi Hadid to thank for kicking the over-the-knee-boot craze into overdrive. It was about a year ago when the model was first spotted in a pair of Stuart Weitzmans pulled up over skinny jeans, and since then she’s sported her now-signature shoe with everything from ribbed sweater dresses to denim cutoffs. Clearly, the all-occasion style is an accessory worth investing in. But f...

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Comfort Food for Trying Times: Julia Turshen’s Soul-Warming Chicken Soup

01/31/2017

Beloved chef Julia Turshen has helped write some pretty legendary cookbooks in her time (Buvette, The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook, The Fat Radish Kitchen Diaries, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good, to name a few), but her best book yet may be her own. Since its release last September, Small Victories was named one of the best cookbooks of Fall 2016 by The New York Times, and for good re...

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How This Young Muslim Poet Uses Social Media and Clothes to Challenge Stereotypes

01/31/2017

During these perilous times, when executive orders threaten human and civil rights, it seems almost improbable to call a selfie an active political intervention. Isn’t a snapshot from any number of the massive nationwide protests a more moving and selfless visual of resistance? But for Riya Hamid, a Brooklyn-based poet who hails from Chittagong, Bangladesh, social media visibility is, in f...

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At 63, Isabelle Huppert Has Become the Awards Season Style Star to Watch

01/31/2017

  Maria Grazia Chiuri’s vision for Christian Dior is heavy on girl power, but that doesn’t mean her designs are just for the under-30 crowd. At last night’s Lumières Awards in Paris, Isabelle Huppert stepped out in a gown straight from the Dior runway that was updated via a simple styling trick. Wearing a sheer top beneath her slip dress, the French actress made the summery ensemble ...

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Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky Make a Strong Case for Borrowing Clothes From Bae

01/31/2017

Weekend shopping trips in Soho. Perusing the antique furniture stalls of Paris flea markets. Although there was no mention of sharing avocado toast at brunch, the reports swirling around Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky’s recent escapades are adding up to sound like a budding romance. Yes, that’s right: The supermodel-cum-clotheshorse and hip-hop’s most fashion-obsessed star have been pho...

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Hailey Baldwin Reveals a Fresh, New Shoulder-Length Cut on Instagram

01/31/2017

  It seems 2017 is the year of the sheared, layered chop—at least in the world of Hailey Baldwin. The model took to Instagram to share what looks to be a new cut and freshly snipped bangs, the straight style doubling as a study in geometry. Rather than opting for a blunt length or full-fringe look, Baldwin’s blanched, shoulder-skimming lengths center on angles and lines, with shorter st...

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Why Neon Is Having a Moment in Home Decor (And Everywhere Else)

01/31/2017

  Neon is clearly having a moment. You can thank, in part, La La Land, a film that washes Los Angeles in a cool Technicolor glow. Beyond its seductive qualities, the artistry and skill required to create neon works—the bending of tubes by hand into sinuous letters and forms—are also experiencing a resurgent appreciation. “I became enamored and obsessed with the way these signs are des...

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How to Live Longer in 5 Easy Steps

01/31/2017

What’s the secret to a longer life? For that, there’s a promising new body of scientific research that youth-seekers will find compelling. Here, five easy habits that might extend your lifespan—worth exploring.   Go Vegan(-ish) Last summer, a group of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers revealed the hidden virtues of plant protein. After tracking more...

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Is Bella Hadid Borrowing From Gigi’s Closet?

01/31/2017

Shared, borrowed, or stolen—swapping clothes between sisters is all part of the territory. Kendall and Kylie Jenner admit to regularly supplementing their own closets with items sourced from the other, and now another pair of siblings is continuing the trend. Models Gigi and Bella Hadid were spotted en route to Sunday brunch over the weekend, with Bella in what appeared to be a pair of but...

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5 Makeup Trends to Try Before You Turn 30

01/31/2017

  For some, turning 30 is a monumental event—one that’s marked by a certain no-tricks confidence that extends all the way to a newly pared down makeup bag. But before you’ve established a signature look, there is the gloriously experimental decade that’s known as your 20s: Now is the time to dip into pots of glitter pigment, embrace the cult cool of chic nail art, and scoop up that ...

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Watch Rihanna Make Her TV Debut in a Hitchcock-Worthy Cameo

01/31/2017

Rihanna’s transition to Hollywood continues. On Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly released two exclusive images of the pop singer in her first-ever TV role in A&E’s horror series, Bates Motel. (The show, which explores the early life of Alfred Hitchcock’s crazed murderer, Norman Bates, was apparently a favorite of RiRi’s.) Last summer, Rihanna was cast as the doomed Marion Crane—aka th...

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Yeezy Season 5 Is Coming to New York Fashion Week

01/31/2017

After a much buzzed-about (in ways both good and bad) Season 4 show on Roosevelt Island, Kanye West’s Yeezy collection is returning to New York Fashion Week this February for its Season 5 iteration. According to a press blast, Yeezy will show on Wednesday, February 15, at 5:00 p.m., a slot between Anna Sui and Thom Browne, currently also occupied by Marchesa. Unlike past seasons, where Wes...

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Could Gigi Hadid’s Silver Boots Be a Supermodel Hit at New York Fashion Week?

01/31/2017

Gigi Hadid’s shoe game is truly in a league of its own. After the supermodel wore Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots this time last year, stylish women followed in her footsteps the world over. In October, Hadid turned the trend up a notch when she unveiled her collection of hiking boot–style heels for the brand, telling Vogue.com she envisioned herself running around New York for insp...

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Who Says Painting Can’t Be Political?

01/31/2017

“To pay attention to someone can be a political act,” Aliza Nisenbaum says quietly. For the last four years, the artist has been painting portraits of undocumented immigrants (mostly from Mexico and Central America) in New York City, giving recognition and dignity to individuals who are often obliged to live in the shadows. Her work, in which sensitively rendered figures appear in bright...

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8 Tips for Hosting the Chicest Super Bowl Party Ever

01/31/2017

When it comes to entertaining successfully in the home, a number of important factors have to come together just right: the guest list, the playlist, the lighting, the decor, and, of course, the food. But a Super Bowl party belongs in a category all its own. Not only should it be a high-energy affair, but its many components must also appeal to both die-hard sports fans and football dilettan...

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Princes William and Harry Have a Plan to Honor the 20th Anniversary of Princess Diana’s Death

01/31/2017

At a time when you can’t bear to read the news, when every day—every hour—brings some fresh, terrifying development in American politics, it can be really nice to take a mental hop over the Atlantic and see what those royals are up to. (At this minute, the Windsors-as-diversion may even be validating their own existence to those who complain about how the monarchy is outdated. May God ...

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Oprah Winfrey Has an Amazing New Job

01/31/2017

In the barrage of bad news, a beacon of light: Oprah Winfrey, the journalist, is returning to network television as a special contributor to CBS’s 60 Minutes, the network announced today. The gig likely means Oprah will report on several stories on the new season of the esteemed news magazine, beginning this fall. She joins the likes of Anderson Cooper and Charlie Rose, but as 60 Minutes...

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A Fresh Look at the History of Shakespeare Gardens

01/31/2017

Over the centuries, Shakespeare gardens have endured as a beloved tradition among green-thumbed fans of The Bard. Traditionally, a Shakespeare garden aims to include every plant mentioned in the poet’s plays. A simple-enough idea, but dip into any one of his works, and you’ll soon find a myriad of lines that make this a rather tricky concept. While the practice of planting a Shakespeare ...

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Bill Nye the Science Guy Talks Bow Ties, Skinny Jeans, and Lab Coats on the Day of His Big Runway Debut

01/31/2017

The distance between Earth and Mars is averaged at about 225 million kilometers. The theoretical distance between the fashion world and the world of Bill Nye the Science Guy was just as vast until today. Menswear designer Nick Graham cast the beloved ’90s TV geek to narrate his Mars-themed galactic runway show for Fall 2017 (oh, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been chosen as the closing mode...

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What Does Trump’s Messy Desk Say About Him?

01/31/2017

Mark Twain, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg have all been known for their messy desks. Now we can add President Donald Trump to that list. At the end of last week, he told Fox News’s Sean Hannity during an interview: “Look at my desk. Papers. You don’t see presidents with that on their desk.” The jury’s out on what having a messy desk actually means about your work style—and pers...

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Rita Ora’s Makeunder Is a Beauty Game-Changer

01/31/2017

Not too long ago, Rita Ora was synonymous with double doses of bleach and siren-red lipstick, a Technicolor pop princess with a more-is-more beauty philosophy to match. In the past year, though, the singer has gradually moved toward a deeper shade of golden blonde and traded in her inky arches for a feathery set of brushed brows. Her transformation didn’t end there: Yesterday, the singer w...

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Brandon Maxwell and Riley Montana Talk Representation, Authenticity, and Filming in Detroit

01/31/2017

For Brandon Maxwell, there are two kinds of fashion campaigns. “You can have a girl jump around and have everything beautiful, or you can choose to tell a human story that highlights someone you love,” says the designer. For his Spring 2017 campaign, Maxwell took the latter approach, enlisting close friend Riley Montana and filmmaker Jessy Price to create an immersive mini film detailing...

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Christopher Kane Launches 'See Now, Buy Now' Capsule

02/20/2017

BoF's guide to the changing fashion calendar tracks new operating models and approaches, brand by brand.

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Just In: Erdem Autumn/Winter 2017

02/20/2017

See all the looks from Erdem's Autumn/Winter 2017 collection.

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Phoebe English in Byzantine Technicolour

02/20/2017

English's collection conquered her chromatic fears in one of her most poignant efforts to date. Her clothes sang in a full technicolour spectrum.

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A Riot of Colour at Peter Pilotto

02/20/2017

Where de Vos and Pilotto hit the mark was in creating interesting texture, which may translate well into simpler pieces.

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Reiss Appoints CEO in 'Planned Succession' of Founder

02/20/2017

Former Next executive Christos Angelides will succeed the retailer’s 73-year-old founder David Reiss.

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Announcing OTB, Jimmy Choo and Lisa Marie Fernandez

02/20/2017

Check out this week’s new partners and openings on BoF Careers, the global marketplace for fashion talent.

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Anya's Alpine Dream

02/20/2017

Hindmarch is surely London fashion’s greatest impresario, making a mountain out of the portable version of a molehill.

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Mary's Magical Kingdom

02/20/2017

Mary Katrantzou may be doomed to be dogged by her early success. But here, at least, there were clothes whose peculiar beauty stood on their own.

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Careers Counsel | The 7 Stages of Pain Before You Succeed, Should You Personalise Your Desk?

02/20/2017

Careers Counsel is a weekly roundup of the most helpful and inspiring advice for boosting your career.

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At Topshop: Utility vs Femininity

02/20/2017

Call it elevated festival dressing, the collection’s garish pizzazz was tempered by baggy knits, soft trench coats and teddy furs.

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New Interest at Margaret Howell

02/20/2017

Amongst the wash of neutral hued cotton and cashmere basics, Howell layered gardening aprons and bright citrus-y scarves, providing welcome fashion weight to her sober wardrobe.

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Preen’s Restrictive Choice

02/20/2017

The designers were inspired by the 1990s London art scene and the suffragette movement — apt, but the latter reference came across too literally at times.

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British Fashion Industry Steels Itself for Brexit

02/19/2017

At the London womenswear shows, Brexit looms large over the British fashion industry.

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Let's Reimagine 'Fashion Month'

02/19/2017

With more and more designers showing beyond the traditional womenswear weeks and experimenting with new presentation formats, what does the future hold for 'fashion month'?

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Alibaba Extends Brick-and-Mortar Retail Push With Bailian Deal

02/19/2017

Shanghai-based Bailian Group is one of China's largest retailers by sales, operating 4,700 outlets in 200 cities.

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Marching Roses at Simone Rocha

02/19/2017

It’s not the first time Rocha has plumbed such depths of emotion. But her balance of dark and light has never been more acute.

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Video: Tim's Take | J.W. Anderson Autumn/Winter 2017

02/19/2017

Tim Blanks talks to J.W. Anderson to decode the creative thinking behind his latest collection. Watch now.

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Gareth Pugh’s Macabre Cabaret

02/19/2017

The show felt unsettling in a good way — bleak in its outlook and sharply in tune with how many of us feel about the near future, it struck a chord close to home.

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Versus’ New Generation

02/19/2017

Donatella Versace injected the hard rock’n’roll edge of the Versus of old with a transfusion of high performance sportswear to create a successful contemporary hybrid.

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At Fashion East: Bright Young Things’ Dystopian Future

02/19/2017

Distressed textiles took centre stage at the Fashion East show — a somatisation of a dystopian landscape.

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J.W. Anderson’s Style Odyssey

02/19/2017

“Ease and coolness,” said Jonathan Anderson of his collection, “It’s more digestible. I wasn’t trying to provoke myself.”

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The End of Irony at CSM’s MA Show

02/19/2017

Gabriele Skucas and Stefan Cooke won the top prizes at Central Saint Martins' annual MA graduate show.

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Oh So Modest at Emilia Wickstead

02/18/2017

The designer has built a solid business appealing to a particular demographic hell bent on sustaining the somewhat archaic concept of occasion dressing.

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Molly Goddard’s Subtle Development

02/18/2017

What prevents Goddard's saccharine frou-frou from becoming an archaic vision of girly femininity is the way she counters it with simple clothes.

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At Faustine Steinmetz, Elevated Denim

02/18/2017

The designer has established a clear aesthetic that is immediately identifiable in an increasingly saturated market.

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US Q2 in brief - Rocky Brands, Skechers, Levi Strauss & Co

07/12/2017

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, global denim giant Levi Strauss & Co saw sales rise but net income slump as it works to refinance its debt, while Skechers booked a mixed quarter revealing falling earnings but record sales. Rocky Brands, meanwhile, moved to a profit thanks but saw sales slide. 

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Michael Kors acquires Jimmy Choo in US$1.2bn deal

07/25/2017

Luxury shoe maker Jimmy Choo has been acquired by fashion brand Michael Kors in a US$1.2bn cash deal that signals further consolidation in the luxury lifestyle sector.

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El Salvador to boost speed-to-market amid 6,000 job losses

07/24/2017

El Salvador has launched a plan to boost worker training and streamline customs to accelerate apparel exports to the US and improve its competitiveness against increasingly nimble players like Honduras.

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Five key costs linked to poor product quality

07/05/2017

For consumer-driven, competitive apparel and footwear companies, product quality is critical. When managed well, it can improve your brand image, strengthen your consumer relationships, and reduce your operational and financial costs.

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Global output growth remains on track for 2017

07/25/2017

Global output growth is expected to remain on-track in 2017 and 2018, new figures show, thanks to the macroeconomic implications of policy changes in the world's two largest economies - the US and China.

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Call for renewal of US cotton subsidy programme

07/25/2017

US cotton industry organisations and a bipartisan block of 135 Senators have written to President Donald Trump urging him to support an economic incentive programme put in place under the Obama administration to help cotton producers.

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UK Government in fashion supply chain crackdown

07/25/2017

The UK Government is to crack down on exploitation in the supply chains of large firms, with fashion retail one of the main industries being targeted.

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Clothing a bright spot in Pakistan full-year exports

07/25/2017

The value-added garments sector was the bright spot in a relatively stagnant year for Pakistan's exports in 2017, new figures show.

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Better Cotton membership jumped 40% last year

07/25/2017

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says it continued to scale up and engage with more farmers globally last year, growing its membership by 40% in 2016 and generating a 28.5% rise in income.

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JCPenney appoints Jeffrey Davis CFO

07/25/2017

US department store retailer JCPenney has named Jeffrey Davis as its CFO following the departure of Edward Record.

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VF Corp lifts FY view on strong Q2, CEO to add chairman duties

07/24/2017

VF Corporation CEO Steven Rendle will take on the additional role of chairman when Eric Wiseman retires later this year - as the US apparel giant booked second quarter gains and raised its outlook for the year.

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Venezuela turmoil strangles apparel production

07/20/2017

As political chaos continues to engulf crisis-stricken Venezuela, the country's textile and apparel industry is on the verge of collapse - with both sales and exports expected to plummet this year.

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Bangladesh attempts to ease Chittagong port congestion

07/24/2017

The Customs House at Bangladesh's main Chittagong port has said it will remain open around the clock until further notice in a bid to ease increasing congestion that is understood to be hurting the country's garment export businesses.

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Abercrombie & Fitch to make debut on China's Tmall

07/24/2017

Struggling US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has announced its debut on Chinese e-retail platform Tmall, part of the Alibaba brand.

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EU men's and women's wear imports climbed in 2016

07/21/2017

The latest European Union (EU) trade trends point to a rise in imports of menswear and womenswear into the EU-28 last year - with China remaining the main supplier of these products.

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International Trade Union Confederation welcomes new Accord

07/24/2017

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has welcomed the new and improved Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety that will run to 2021 and promises to offer new worker protections and ensure more factories are inspected and renovated.

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Pakistan's MA Textiles moves into digital printing

07/24/2017

MA Textiles, one of Pakistan's leading textile printers, is expanding into digital production in a bid to enhance its services with fast turnarounds, short runs and crisp detail.

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Aptos to buy TXT Retail to accelerate omni-channel growth

07/24/2017

US retail technology solutions firm Aptos has entered into a deal to buy Italy's TXT Retail in a move designed to help retailers accelerate omni-channel transformations as the industry reaches a new urgency in speed-to-market, competing against online giants such as Amazon.

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Noble Biomaterials teams up with Lenzing on anti-odour fabrics

07/24/2017

Antimicrobial solutions provider Noble Biomaterials has teamed up with cellulose fibres specialist Lenzing Group to introduce a new range of sustainable high-performance textiles with anti-odour properties. 

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Trade policy tops sourcing concerns for US fashion firms

07/21/2017

The impact of trade protectionism, increasing market competition from e-commerce, and supply chain risk are the top concerns for US fashion industry executives in 2017, a new survey has found, overtaking more traditional worries like cost. Other findings point to an emerging 'China plus Vietnam plus Many' sourcing model, and more weight given to social compliance and sustainability in sourcing ...

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What?s the Deal with Arcade Fire?s ?Hip and Trendy? Concert Dress Code?

07/25/2017

Arcade Fire doesn’t want their fans to wear flip-flops, and the Internet is angry. The Canadian indie rock band, whose fifth studio album “Everything Now” drops on Friday, is playing a Brooklyn concert the evening prior to celebrate the release. The concert is kind of a big deal — it will be live streamed exclusively through Apple […]

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Best Natural Deodorants: 7 Picks That Actually Work

07/25/2017

When it comes to natural deodorants, there is a great divide between those who swear by them and those who avoid them like a plague. For the latter, it’s perhaps the misconception that natural deodorants don’t actually work, leaving you smelly and all-around gross. (I’ve had a friend once tell me, “I really want to […]

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The Butt Workout that Prevented Me from Walking Down the Stairs for 3 Days

07/25/2017

It’s 2017, so I, much like everyone else, am on a quest for a bigger, fuller derrière. Blame the Kardashians and fitness influencers, but I am determined to get my small Asian buttocks in shape—or at least fill out my jeans a bit better. Now, I’m not looking to get to a Kim/Khloe/Kylie level behind—I just […]

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There?s Now an Airline Specifically for Millennials

07/25/2017

Earlier this week, Air France announced that it is launching Joon, a new airline “especially aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials.” Finally (*cue collective sigh*). We youths have been waiting a long time for air travel to address our specific needs as 18-35 year olds. But what exactly does a millennial-branded airline entail? Will the […]

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Who?s Coming to TIFF 2017?

07/25/2017

It’s that time of year again. The countdown to the 42nd annual Toronto International Film Festival is officially on. All eyes will be on our city this coming September. Running from September 7 to the 12, the Toronto International Film Festival committee announced the first rounds of the highly-anticipated films that will be here for […]

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Why Justin Bieber Cancelled his Tour, and What He Plans on Doing Next

07/25/2017

It’s a good thing he’s used to saying “Sorry,” because with a simple Facebook post Justin Bieber just broke the hearts of millions.   And so, July 24, 2017 will now and forever be marked as a sad day for Beliebers (and for Purpose World Tour ticket holders)—particularly those in Toronto, Texas and across Asia, […]

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A Definitive Timeline of Shawn Mendes and Charlie Puth?s Bromance

07/25/2017

Aside from friendships between strong, badass women, there’s nothing we love more than a good bromance, especially in Hollywood. After all, in an industry that is ultra competitive, it’s nice to see a couple of bros embarking in a good old friendship. And while George Clooney and Brad Pitt, Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake, and Matt Damon […]

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7 Canadians Who Take Sustainable Fashion VERY Seriously

07/25/2017

“It’s important that we sell sustainable fashion because we want unique clothing to be accessible for everyone,” say Claire Bouvier and Niki Hodgskiss—a.k.a. The Loft Girls—two women from Kingston, Ontario, who sell a mix of vintage and upcycled clothing out of a mobile fashion truck (the two met when they moved into neighbouring lofts, hence […]

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A Look Back at 12 of Princess Diana?s Best Style Moments

07/24/2017

It’s hard to believe that Princess Diana passed away almost 20 years ago. Royal watchers and fans worldwide will forever remember that fateful day. With the young royals now in the spotlight, her incredible legacy continues to live on. Known for her effortless sense of style, Princess Diana is a true fashion icon. Nothing proves […]

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Dwayne Johnson is on a Quest for World Domination

07/24/2017

For the Dwayne Johnson fans out there (and we know there are more than a few of you), this one’s for you. It seems like nothing can stop the former professional wrestler these days. Between the Blockbuster successes like Moana and the Fast & Furious franchise and the Hollywood hiccups (ahem, Baywatch), the 45-year-old actor […]

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These Were the Celeb Beauty Looks We Loved This Week

07/24/2017

When you think “summer lipstick,” you picture pink, coral and orange in glossy finishes. But last week, Gigi Hadid made a bold beauty move (courtesy of Maybelline New York’s Global Makeup Artist, Erin Parsons) sporting matte grey lipstick while out and about in New York City. And guys, it worked. Paired with a cat eye and grey nails, […]

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Missy Elliott Is the BFF Everyone Needs—Even Beyoncé

07/24/2017

Missy Elliott is a L-E-G-E-N-D. I know it, you know it, and Beyoncé knows it. Elliott headlined L.A.’s FYF music festival last weekend, and the Grammy-winning rapper had all of Hollywood getting their freak on—even one star who very recently gave birth to not one but two babies. But the best part of the rare Missy Elliott live performance wasn’t […]

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British Vogue Just Hired Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury as Editors and We Have a Lot of Questions

07/24/2017

British Vogue editor in chief Edward Enninful is continuing on with changes to the masthead and his newest announcement is a bit a of a head-scratcher. Pat McGrath, known as “Mother” in her industry circle, as well as one of Enninful’s BFFs (their history goes back to his days at i-D) has been named beauty […]

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The Week in Celebrity Style: See Who Made Our Best-Dressed List, from Comic-Con and Beyond

07/24/2017

Between the announcement of Wonder Woman’s sequel to the much-anticipated Stranger Things trailer, a lot went down at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. Celeb-packed red carpets included. Plaid suits were the go-to looks for a couple of kick-butt actresses. While Cate Blanchett worked a Monse Resort 2018 menswear-inspired suit that oozed nonchalance, Sansa Stark […]

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Your Comic-Con 2017 Trailer Roundup: Riverdale, Stranger Things, Wonder Woman and More

07/24/2017

It was a big weekend for comic books blockbuster and TV trailer reveals. The entertainment industry was buzzing with excitement, and not just over zombies, cyborgs and superhero stuff. From Riverdale to Thor to The Walking Dead, Comic-Con gave us a lot to look forward to over the next few months. For your viewing convenience, here’s a definitive roundup of the […]

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Princess Diana Played a Cheeky Practical Joke on 12-Year-Old Prince William

07/24/2017

Princess Diana may have been best remembered for her good will and humanitarian work, but it turns out the late mother of Prince William and Prince Harry was quite the joker, too. As part of an ITV documentary called Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, the Duke of Cambridge recalled the time his mum played a practical […]

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The Best Celebrity Hair Changes of 2017

07/24/2017

We’re only a couple months into the new year but a few famous millennials have already switched up their looks (read: shorter hairstyles), revealing the changes on Instagram. While we’re not sure if it had anything to do with the many haircuts prior to the holidays (or Emily Ratajkowski‘s faux lob at the Golden Globes), […]

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Who?s Winning 1D? A Definitive Review of the Boy Band?s Former Members

07/21/2017

One Direction announced their conscious uncoupling back in 2015, and have since been pursuing five very separate, very different, solo careers. They’ve gone, one could say, five directions — complete with individual sounds, serious film roles, and babies. As a collective, they reached global success: One Direction had four No. 1 albums and 13 top 40 hits in […]

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?It?s Not Cool To Wear A Headdress?: Looking Ahead to Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week

07/21/2017

Before becoming a youth worker in Vancouver, Joleen Mitton was a model who traveled the world for work. Mitton is of Plains Cree, Scottish and French heritage but was frustrated at seeing young indigenous kids ignoring their heritage, while dying their hair blonde because they looked up to Miley Cyrus. So Mitton decided to combine […]

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Everything that Upset the Internet This Week

07/21/2017

TGIF, amiright? It’s been a good week for some (cc: O.J. Simpson fans, Confederacy fans and BTS fans), and an unfortunate week for others (cc: Beyoncé fans.) In case you haven’t been keeping up, here’s a list of all the controversial and scandalous news that rocked the web this week. Madame Tussauds doesn’t know what Beyoncé looks […]

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Pirelli?s 2018 Calendar is Sort of a Big Deal

07/21/2017

We may only be half way through 2017, but Pirelli is already looking ahead – both literally and figuratively – with the reveal of their 2018 calendar. The calendar is shot by the wondrous Tim Walker who works alongside British Vogue’s new editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful and creative director, Shona Heath to showcase a new take […]

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5 Countries You Can Go to if You Don?t Want to Hear Justin Bieber

07/21/2017

Another day, another country Justin Bieber is banned from. ICYMI, the 24-year-old singer is currently banned from China for “bad behaviour.” According to the Beijing culture bureau’s website statement “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer.” (Which, come on Beijing, let’s avoid repetition in one sentence.) “As […]

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See Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp Behind The Scenes on Chanel?s Fall 2017 Campaign

07/21/2017

Chanel goes intergalactic this fall—and two stars shine bright! Ever since the French luxury house debuted its Chanel Airspace fall 2017 collection (complete with a life-size rocket that actually lifted off in the Grand Palais) during Paris Fashion Week, we’ve been dreaming of the silver leather suits, glittery lunar boots and satellite bags. Beam us […]

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Why So Many Beauty Brands Are Crowdsourcing to Create Products

07/21/2017

Getting your hands on the beauty products and makeup looks you want is easier than it’s ever been. Want to learn to do an ombré lip? Watch one of 458,000 tutorials on YouTube (nope, that is not a made-up number). Have a certain product in mind? You can head to Sephora or the drugstore, or […]

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Celebrity Bikini Photos: 20 Stars Who Are Kicking Off 2017 on a Hot Note

07/21/2017

Our fave celebs are spending 2017 living their best lives on vacation, and we can’t help but be envious. But if we had the budget and access to wardrobe, personal trainers, etc., we, too, would be on a beach sipping cocktails and showing off our newest swimwear, completely not caring about the couple of extra […]

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15 Lightweight Jackets For Those Chilly Summer Nights

07/20/2017

Imagine this. You’re out with a group of friends on a scorching mid-July day, not a cloud in sight. The day goes a lot longer than planned and it’s now evening. Left in the chilly abyss, you question every life choice leading up to the fateful moment where you’re now left without a jacket. Sounds […]

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How to Tackle Summer?s Worst Beauty Side Effects

07/20/2017

We’ve all suffered through the seemingly inevitable trials of hot weather. Maybe you showered and left for work, only to realize when you got there that your commute got you all smelly and sweaty again; or maybe you have evening plans right after work, with no time for a shower. Long story short, you find […]

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A Guy Said Menstrual Cramps are a ?Myth,? and Twitter is NOT Having it

07/20/2017

We women know how terrible being on our periods can be. Between the bloating, the tender breasts and the PMS, it’s safe to say that time of the month isn’t exactly pleasant. But perhaps the worst thing of all is menstrual cramps, which can sometimes be so bad, it just makes you want to crawl […]

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Why We Don?t Need a Woman to Play James Bond

07/20/2017

Amidst the hunt to find the next incarnation of 007, people are proposing: “Charlize Theron should totally be the next James Bond!” Even Chris Hemsworth, Theron’s co-star in Snow White and the Huntsman, thinks she is perfect for the role. “She’s embodies every sort of ounce of strength and nobility and dignity and integrity that that character should have,” […]

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Here?s How to Keep Your Sephora Beauty Insider Points from Expiring

07/20/2017

One of the best parts of being a Sephora customer is the retailer’s Beauty Insider rewards. The loyalty program allows shoppers to earn one point per dollar spent to eventually redeem free products and even go on exclusive trips. Of course, the more points you have, the better the prize, which means plenty of Sephora customers […]

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Is this MUST HAVE Top in Your Summer Style Rotation?

07/25/2017

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How to NOT be Basic at the Beach

07/24/2017

Basic at the Beach is NOT an Option this Year This time of year Southern California living is all about the beach. June gloom has finally subsided (in late July) and the sun is out in full force. Making our summer days at the beach all the better. Heading to the beach for a day…

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TGS Collective on Summer Style

07/18/2017

Vagabond Honey x Rex Yu in A TGS Collective Editorial Featuring Tasha Courtney When a group of local creatives get together, you know it’s going to be good! TGS Collective (The Gypsy Shack) does it again, showing us what SoCal summer style is all about. As Southern California babes we spend our summer days in…

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Perfect Casual Outfits to Mix and Match all Summer Long

07/12/2017

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Beauty Talk with Alexandra Potora

07/11/2017

Beauty Talk Featuring Beauty Blogger Alexandra Potora It’s time for another segment of Beauty Talk! And we’re so excited to be chatting all things beauty with this mega babe! Alexandra Potora is a digital influencer and Huffington Post contributor, with a passion for all things beauty. Alexandra’s makeup, skincare & DIY videos have gotten over…

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SoCal Blogger Shows us Feminine, Flirty, Bold Style

07/10/2017

Bold Style with SoCal Blogger Amanda Nguyen Feast Fashion Faves One of our favorite local influences to partner up with for collaborations is SoCal Blogger Amanda of Feast Fashion Faves. We love her style sensibility; feminine, flirty and bold. We always enjoy collaborating on projects with influential friends because we get to work and play at…

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Coordinator

07/07/2017

Joy n’ Company Shares The Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Coordinator Let’s face it…planning a wedding is no piece of cake! Couples find themselves sifting through a sea of questions, wondering when do we send out invitations? What is an indicator card? When do we get the marriage license? What’s a bustle? Simply…

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Style on a Budget with Allie Wears + Haute Shop

07/06/2017

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Due Menti: Designer Spotlight

06/29/2017

Due Menti Two Girls, Two Minds, SAME DREAM Realizing their mutual passion for fashion, and being a mom, co-designers Ashley Rose and Sarah Beran decided to team up to bring you Due Menti. A local jewelry line with an assortment of versatile designs made for stacking, layering, mixing and matching. Often inspired by the beautiful beach…

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How to Transform your Scarf

06/28/2017

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