Kim Kardashian’s Hairstylist’s Tip for Dry Hair Will Cost You Nothing

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Bikkembergs Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Capsule

MILAN — The Bikkembergs men’s wear label is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the launch of a capsule collection.
Called “30,” it includes 13 pieces combining luxury sportswear and urban streetwear. Defined by the Bikkembergs logo combined with two bands, one green and one red, the designs span from hoodies, T-shirts, polos, trousers and basketball pants to accessories, such as sneakers, bags, backpacks, slides, textile items and underwear.
The “30” collection will be launched with an online media campaign starring popular Italian rapper Emis Killa.
“We wanted to bring new ideas into the Bikkembergs world, without betraying our sporty DNA,” said Bikkembergs creative director Lee Wood. “Realizing this capsule collection, which mixes streetwear and music, has been highly stimulating. Emis Killa, with his strong and dynamic image, is the right testimonial for this project.”
The capsule, which inaugurates the company’s new distribution strategy based on different seasonal drops, will be available for pre-order online at Bikkembergs’ e-commerce Nov. 13–30 and will hit the stores at the end of April.
“This commercial strategy fits the needs of a market which is faster and faster and reflects the company’s strategy aimed at establishing a continuous dialogue with its customers,” said Bikkembergs chief operating officer Dario Predonzan.
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Dauphin Publishes New Book With Paolo Roversi

Place Vendôme jeweler Dauphin will release a book in collaboration with photographer Paolo Roversi.
The tome marks Dauphin’s fifth anniversary, and is the first publication of its kind for the company. It features models Saskia De Brauw and Guinevere Van Seenus alongside Roversi’s daughter, Stella Roversi. Images were styled by Hannes Hetta, featuring hair and makeup devised by Julien D’Ys.
Dauphin’s artistic director and designer Charlotte Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld said of the book: “The last five years have been crucial in characterizing and refining Dauphin’s aesthetics to offer an alternative vision. Paolo Roversi’s contribution has been a key element to forge the house’s image. It is therefore a natural progression to celebrate this milestone with a publication, both as an exploration of the house’s archives and a reflection on the evolution of my work for Dauphin.”
Roversi noted that: “”By photographing Charlotte Dauphin’s creations, you will discover new lights, unsuspected magical reflections, splendors of a different and mysterious elegance.”
Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld concurred, noting: “The book is also a place where Paolo and I can share our artistic conversation. Paolo draws with light and movement, there is a beautiful suspension in time in his work and I feel that it is in this

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Citymeals on Wheels Raises Nearly $1.2M

Citymeals on Wheels this week hosted its 32nd Annual Power Lunch for Women fund-raiser, raising nearly $ 1.2 million.
Fashion supporters of the benefit include Chanel, Dr. Patricia Wexler, Marcy Syms, Patti Cohen, Michael Kors, John Pomerantz, Georgina Chapman, Marigay McKee, Tamara Mellon, Jan Singer and Iman.
This year’s honorees include Kathie Lee Gifford, co-host of the fourth hour of “The Today Show;” Jessica Lappin, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, and Derek Blasberg, YouTube’s Director of Fashion and Beauty. Gifford brought attendees to tears with her speech about the need to give back. An anonymous donor agreed to donate up to $ 1 million through the matching of donations starting at $ 10,000. Gifford kicked off the fundraising round with a $ 50,000 donation.
Mellon provided three styles from her eponymous line — Frontline, Icon and Siren — for auction. Skin care line Valmont provided a gift basket for auction and $ 2,500 toward a facial. Another option provided for auction was a Power Lunch with honoree Blasberg for breakfast, lunch or tea at Tiffany & Co.’s The Blue Box Café.
Actress Jane Krakowski was the emcee for the event, which included a reading of letters from meals recipients by Iman, and actresses Kathleen Turner and

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15 Early Black Friday Sale Items We’re Adding to Our Shopping Bag

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B.U.M. Equipment Signs Men’s Sleepwear License

B.U.M. Equipment is expanding its reach.
The brand has signed a licensing deal with Vandale Industries for men’s loungewear and sleepwear starting with the fall 2019 season.
This brings the number of licenses for the young men’s and juniors brand to 12.
Stephen Wayne, chairman of B.U.M. Equipment LLC, who has owned the trademark since 1997, said: “The signing of Vandales will be a great addition to our product assortment offered in the U.S. market. It gives us another 10 to 15 additional sku’s [stockkeeping units] in the men’s area, which we relaunched last back-to-school with Urban Outfitters.”
Wayne, who acquired the trademark out of bankruptcy court 21 years ago, relaunched in 2017 on B.U.M.’s 30th anniversary. In its heyday in the early- to mid-2000s, it had some 35 licenses and sales of around $ 3 billion

Founded in 1986 as a street fashion brand, B.U.M. rode the popularity of that trend until 1996 when its then-owner, Chauvin International Ltd., saw a sales decline, which contributed to financial difficulties for the brand and a bankruptcy filing in 1996.
Wayne said he continues to seek additional licenses for the U.S. and overseas.
Vandale was established in 1982 as a women’s intimate apparel company and holds the license for Vince Camuto in men’s and Jessica Simpson, Izod and Lucky Brand in women’s. 

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Shaniqwa Jarvis Teams With X-Girl to Drop Capsule Collection at Social Studies NY

STREET-SMART FASHION: The streetwear brand X-Girl has lined up portrait photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis for its latest collaboration.
Compact to the degree that only three items are offered, the styles are available through Sunday at Social Studies NY, a multipurpose space and pop-up. To help spread the word about the collaboration, photographer Chandler Kennedy shot the painter and model Monica Hernandez wearing the assortment. A “Mini Me” crewneck sweatshirt retails for $ 95, the $ 50 “Too Many Rich People in NY” T-shirt and the $ 50 “Less, Less, Less” tote bag, which was hand-dyed by Jarvis, are up-for-grabs.
Jarvis, who has shot for Gap, Supreme, Riposte and others, dove into the capsule collection sector last year for the launch of her Baque Creative Press-published book. Started by musician Kim Gordon and stylist Daisy von Furth in 1994, the X-Girl brand has renewed its focus on New York, and is on the lookout for new talent and creatives that align with the brand. The company has more than 100 stores in Japan and has loyalists like Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Coppola. Early on, the Lafayette Street-rooted label rallied young feminists and that ethos remains.
Housed in Milk Studios, Social Studies NY builds from the success of last year’s Social

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South African Fashion on Show at Zeitz MOCAA

South Africa’s fashion and art crowd descended upon Cape Town this week for the pre-opening party of contemporary art museum Zeitz MOCAA’s first fashion exhibition, “21 Years: Making Histories With South African Fashion Week.”
SA Fashion Week, founded by former model Lucilla Booyzen in 1997, marked the anniversary last October with a small exhibition shown during the presentation of the SAFW 2019 fall collections in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandton City. Booyzen chose 21 designers as a historical recap of the past 21 years of SA fashion, and planned a book to accompany the exhibit.
“When Erica de Greef, the senior fashion curator of Zeitz MOCAA, heard that I was going to do a book and an exhibition, she was incredibly excited, and she then planned to do an edited version of what I did in Johannesburg at Zeitz,” Booyzen recounted.
Curated by de Greef, the exhibition occupies two gallery spaces on the museum’s fourth level and features 21 ensembles from 21 designers, spanning different styles, multiple collections and various seasons, showcasing, in effect, a micro-history of South African fashion since 1997. On show are designers such as Clive Rundle, Amanda Laird Cherry and Loxion Kulca, alongside younger names such as Sindiso Khumalo, Thebe

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Latin Grammy Awards 2018 Best Dressed Stars: Clarissa Molina, Halsey and More

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Cremieux to Replace SoHo Unit With Hudson Yards Store

NEW YORK — Count Cremieux as the latest upscale tenant to sign on at Hudson Yards.
The French men’s wear brand, which got its start in Saint-Tropez in 1976, will open an 800-square-foot store at The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards, a key element of the neighborhood that is being built on Manhattan’s far West Side. When completed, Hudson Yards will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 stores, a collection of restaurants, 4,000 residences, a 750-seat public school, a 200-room Equinox hotel and 14 acres of public open space.
The Cremieux store is expected to open in mid-March and will join anchor Neiman Marcus as well as Dior, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Coach, Kiehl’s, AG Jeans by Adriano Goldschmied and Forty-Five-Ten.
At Hudson Yards, the store will be located near Cartier, Dior, Fendi and other brands with a similar aesthetic, said Stephane Cremieux, chief executive officer of Cremieux and son of founder Daniel Cremieux.
The shop will replace the 700-square-foot, two-level unit at 65 Mercer Street that closed in June. That store had been open for four years but the lease was up for renewal and the landlord would not reduce the rent, Cremieux said.

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Untitled Entertainment, Two Girls From Queens Form BRANDtitled Agency

Entertainment management and production company Untitled Entertainment today announces a partnership with brand agency Two Girls From Queens — founded by Scoop cofounder Stefani Greenfield and attorney and communications executive Hilla Narov — to form BRANDtitled. A full-spectrum consultancy, BRANDtitled, alongside the Untitled management team, will architect and manage new brand businesses and provide creative product and strategic marketing and communications direction for its clients.
BRANDtitled will develop and build brands as well as partner with Untitled Entertainment’s management team and talent roaster to pioneer new and unique business ventures. “Many of our clients have brand building aspirations so we saw the opportunity for this expansion,” said Untitled’s cofounder Jason Weinberg. “We have known Stefani and Hilla for many years and the timing was right.”
Greenfield, known for her merchandising expertise as the cofounder of multibrand retailer Scoop, will oversee product development, brand identity, marketing and creative direction. Narov will be integral in aligning and synergizing talent and brands across all platforms. Both will be based in New York.
Untitled Entertainment, founded by Weinberg and Stephanie Simon, has offices in New York, Los Angeles and London, representing top talent including Madonna, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Jared Leto; fashion figures Christie Brinkley, Naomi Campbell

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Eric Emanuel Expands Partnership With New Era

New Era is working with Eric Emanuel on its first licensed apparel collaboration in North America.
The designer, who started making custom jerseys and introduced his own line of shorts and jerseys in 2016, worked with New Era for the past few seasons on hats, but this capsule is the first time Emanuel has produced apparel with the company.
“Since the inception of my namesake brand, officially licensed apparel has always been on my mind,” Emanuel said. “A random e-mail was sent to me about New Era apparel being a thing and I couldn’t reply faster. A week later, New Era was in my factory and we started the conversation and here we are now.”
The unisex collection, which plays on neon, includes a hoodie, shorts and cap that features the team logos for the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves. Emanuel said, aside from him being a Yankee fan, he selected these brands based on his affinity for their logos. The caps are made from Japanese satin while the hoodies and shorts are constructed with 100 percent terry. Hats retail at $ 65, shorts retail for $ 118 and hoodies retail for $ 148. The assortment will

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15-Year-Old Boy Dies in His Sleep After ‘Surfing’ on Roof of an Uber — Leading to Driver’s Arrest

A New York Uber driver is accused of manslaughter after three teenage passengers who’d been drinking allegedly paid him to let them climb onto the roof of his moving car — and then one of them fell off and died, PEOPLE confirms.

The driver, 24-year-old Danyal Cheema, of Huntington Station, was charged Monday with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 15-year-old Ryan Mullen, of Cold Spring Harbor.

Cheema is being held in lieu of $ 200,000 bond following his arrest on Sunday. It was unclear if he’d entered a plea. His attorney, Christopher Renfroe, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

In the incident shortly after midnight on Sept. 23, Cheema was behind the wheel of his 2010 Toyota Highlander as an Uber driver when he picked up the three teen boys in Huntington, after they had been drinking, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

On the way to their destination, the boys allegedly offered Cheema $ 70 cash — and gave him $ 40 — if he’d let them climb onto the car’s roof at an intersection so they could “car surf” as the vehicle took off, the investigation revealed.

Mullen and a second teen then remained on the roof as Cheema drove along Cove Road, with the third boy recording them in a Snapchat video.

Mullen’s subsequent fall led to head trauma “which resulted in his death,” according to the prosecutor’s office. Although Cheema brought all three boys to their destination at a home in Huntington, Mullen “succumbed to his injuries in his sleep later that day,” the prosecutor’s office said.

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“This was an incredibly bad decision by the defendant and a bad decision by the boys involved,” District Attorney Timothy Sini said in a news release. “But at the end of the day, this defendant is an adult who was contracted to safely bring those boys home and he failed to do that.”

“We have a culture right now where the mindset is, ‘How can we outdo each other?’ Particularly among young people on social media, and we often see the tragic consequences of that,” Sini said. “A lot of young people think they are invincible and that’s something we need to keep drilling in their heads that this could happen to anyone when you engage in this kind of conduct.”

He added: “In this day and age, we often encourage people to use ride sharing services because it’s a safe alternative to drinking and driving. These boys were doing that; they were drinking that night and they made the right decision to contract with a car service.”

“Unfortunately the defendant made a reckless decision and engaged in reckless conduct that caused the death of a young boy, and he will be held accountable for that,” Sini said.

In his obituary, Ryan was remembered as a “loving son” and “fierce friend.”

He “lived life so large and his time here was short,” his family wrote. “God had other plans.”

Cheema faces five to 15 years in prison if convicted of the manslaughter charge. He is due back in court on Friday.

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Michelle Obama Stuns With Curly Hair and Shares Why She’s Getting Real With Women

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Lucas Ossendrijver Exits Lanvin

PARIS — Lucas Ossendrijver is exiting Lanvin, the house said on Thursday.
The news confirms a report by WWD that the designer was parting ways with the brand in the wake of sweeping changes at the historic French house under its new owner Fosun International.
Elie Top, the house’s longtime jewelry designer, is also rumored to be eying the door, marking the true end of an era, as one of the last creative links to Alber Elbaz.
After 13 years at Lanvin, Ossendrijver’s final collection as its men’s designer is the pre-collection being presented to buyers at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, according to an industry source.
Lanvin is expected to pull out from the runway calendar for the upcoming Paris Fashion Week Men’s in January, the source said.
Lanvin said Ossendrijver’s successor will be named soon.
Lanvin has been without a women’s designer since the departure of Olivier Lapidus last March, and it has yet to make an official announcement regarding his successor.
WWD broke the news on Oct. 8 that Lanvin has settled on Bruno Sialelli, the former head of men’s wear at Loewe, to design its women’s and men’s wear collections. It is understood it is in negotiations with Loewe parent LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton over

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Alicia Rountree Introduces Swim Line

Alicia Rountree is introducing her own swim collection.
The 32-year-old model has spent most of her life wearing swimsuits, whether that was while modeling for Victoria’s Secret or spending time on the beaches in Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean on the east side of Madagascar where she grew up. And now she’s presenting her own swimwear designs to the market.
“This idea has been in me forever,” Rountree said. “And the second I was ready to do it, everything just fell into place. I found the manufacturing, the fabric and I started making the prints and it just developed from there.”
The line, named Alicia Swim, is an eco-friendly, sustainable assortment. The swimwear is constructed using an Italian fabric made from Econyl, which is a technical yarn that comes from regenerated nylon found in fishing nets floating in coastal areas. Rountree also wanted to make sure that the stitching was on the interior of the suits, there were no metal clasps and the cuts could work on multiple body types.

Alicia Rountree 

“I’ve tried on so many swimsuits and the cut is the main thing I spent a lot of time on with the factories,” Rountree said.
The line, which is made in Mauritius, a

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Alexander McQueen Resort 2019

A Victorian seaside breeze blew through this collection, which was filled with contrasting elements: hard and soft, chunky and delicate, tailored and fluid. Among Sarah Burton’s inspirations was the British paleontologist Mary Anning, the British shoreline and the era’s obsession for collecting and categorizing bits of nature. There was broderie anglaise everywhere, worked into long white dresses, tunic tops or short ruffle skirts. All that demureness was balanced by leather corset belts, harness tops or thick cashmere sweaters. Other dresses came as sheer lacy knits as delicate as lingerie, with ruffles, bell sleeves or breezy tiers on the skirts. Tailoring had a whiff of Victoriana, too, as in a shell print suit layered over a sheer lacy blouse. A long military coat with a slashed waist had an abstract Union Jack pattern and resembled something that might have washed ashore in a shipwreck.

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Mert and Marcus to Receive Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator

SNAP IT UP: Photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards in London, according to the British Fashion Council. They will be recognized at the ceremony on Dec. 10 at the Royal Albert Hall.
The photographers are best known for their bold and digitally augmented photographs spanning more than 24 years. They have worked with brands such as Givenchy, Miu Miu, Versace and Calvin Klein, and celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Rihanna.
The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator acknowledges innovators and creatives and their contributions to the industry. Previous winners include makeup artist Pat McGrath, Nick Knight and Louise Wilson.
The BFC has been releasing names of recipients and nominees of a few of their awards, including Kaia Gerber, Brianna Capozzi and Mr. Bags for New Wave: Creatives. Martine Rose, J.W. Anderson, Burberry and Simone Rocha are also in the running for other accolades.

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Boy Meets World’s Danielle Fishel Marries Jensen Karp: ‘The Best Day of My Life’

Danielle Fishel is married!

The Boy Meet’s World alum has tied the knot with Drop the Mic executive producer Jensen Karp, she confirmed on social media over the weekend.

“Mr. & Mrs. Karp. Established 11/04/2018,” Fishel, 37, wrote on Instagram alongside a wedding photo that showed off the delicate, lace short-sleeves of her wedding gown.

Sharing another photo from the nuptials — taken by B.O.B. Photography — Karp, 38, wrote, “Today I married my soulmate. We were surrounded by family and friends and it was the best day of my life.”

He added, “I also ate 3 donuts after dinner. Unrelated. @daniellefishel, I love you so much and thank you for giving me this smile.”

Guests included Fishel’s Boy Meets World costars Ben Savage and Will Friedle, along with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Karp’s groomsman John Mayer, who serenaded the newlyweds with his cover of Beyoncé‘s “XO” for their first dance.

“Jensen brought many new and wonderful friends into my life and the friendship of @johnmayer is at the top of the list. His immense talent is only overshadowed by his humor, his heart, his sincerity, his loyalty, his candor, and his generous spirit,” Fishel captioned a video from the wedding.

“We are beyond grateful and thrilled that he was not only a groomsman but agreed to sing our first dance song. I’m obsessed with his cover of this song (XO by @beyoncé) and he played it for us live at the Forum last year simply because I told him how much I loved it. Thank you, John, for all of it.”

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Jensen brought many new and wonderful friends into my life and the friendship of @johnmayer is at the top of the list. His immense talent is only overshadowed by his humor, his heart, his sincerity, his loyalty, his candor, and his generous spirit. We are beyond grateful and thrilled that he was not only a groomsman but agreed to sing our first dance song. I’m obsessed with his cover of this song (XO by @beyoncé) and he played it for us live at the Forum last year simply because I told him how much I loved it. Thank you, John, for all of it. Video by: @atomictangerinefilmco Coordinator: @union3events @lisagaskarth Photographer: @jillianbob Make-up: @julie4makeup Hair: @_hairbylaurie P.S. you guys are stuck with me posting pictures from this amazing day for a few days so #dealwithit. 😜😘

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Forever stuck at the kids’ table. Congratulations Jensen ❤ Danielle.

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Fishel, best known for playing Topanga Lawrence on Boy Meets World and the spin-off Girl Meets World, announced her engagement to Karp in March 2018.

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“I woke up today thinking it would be a normal day and it was anything but normal. I put on my Genghis Cohen t-shirt and went to see @jensenclan88 at work where I proceeded to screw up a very romantic marriage proposal by being too efficient (this is very on brand for me). The future Mr. and Mrs. Karp are now engaged and no one is more excited than I am,” Fishel wrote.

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“We got engaged today. I don’t have anything witty or funny to say to accompany this picture. She is just the greatest person in the world and to imagine someone I went to high school with was always my person, is remarkable. You never know,” Karp captioned the same photo.

This is the second marriage for Fishel, who divorced ex-husband Tim Belusko in March 2016 after two years of marriage.

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Varvatos Sticks to His DNA to Survive Fashion’s Vagaries

NEW YORK — The secret to success is to stay true to your own unique DNA and not be swayed by the whims of fashion.
That’s been the path John Varvatos has followed for nearly two decades since launching his eponymous brand in 1999.
In a conversation with Nick Sullivan, fashion director of Esquire, at the Fashion Group International’s Tastemakers breakfast at the Cosmopolitan Club here Tuesday morning, the designer said: “Brand DNA is everything to me personally. There’s fashion and then there’s style. Fashion is more immediate and of-the-moment, but style evolves and matures. I look at what we do as evolutionary, not revolutionary.”
In fashion, he said, many brands burst onto the scene, make a major splash and then burn out. But to survive and prosper in the long term, they need to stay true to their core mission and not alienate the customers who are drawn to their aesthetic.
“When you create product, hopefully you build a client base that has some loyalty,” he said. “My job is to continue to deliver interesting product that will compel them to spend their money.”
Varvatos said the fashion industry is a very different animal than it was when he started out. “It’s an interesting time

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Ralph Lauren Receives Honorary UK Knighthood for Services to Fashion

Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood.
The 79-year-old designer, who is celebrating 50 years in business, has been made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He may be called Ralph Lauren KBE, if he wishes.
The honorary knighthood insignia will be presented to the designer by a representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony next year.
Antony Phillipson, British Consul General to New York and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America, said the award recognizes that “in fashion, business and philanthropy, Mr. Lauren has played a key role in forging transatlantic cultural and economic connections. As creator and visionary of the Ralph Lauren brand worldwide, Mr. Lauren has been a vanguard for the global fashion industry and American style for nearly half a century. In addition, monumental philanthropic efforts, especially in the realm of public health, cancer research and treatment in both the U.S. and the U.K., have led to benefits felt by citizens around the world.”
Lauren is the first American fashion designer to be recognized with an honorary knighthood. Other notable American recipients of an honorary U.K. knighthood or damehood include former Presidents Dwight

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Harry Winston Splashes Record $50.4 Million on Pink Diamond

THINK PINK: Five minutes of spirited bidding. That’s all it took for the newly named Winston Pink Legacy to go under the hammer for 50.4 million Swiss francs, or $ 50 million, on Tuesday at the Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale, setting a world record for the price paid per carat for a pink diamond at auction.
Harry Winston was behind the winning bid. The stone will enter the brand’s legacy collection, which began with the acquisition of the 101-carat, D flawless, Winston Legacy diamond at Christie’s in 2013, Swatch Group chairwoman and Harry Winston chief executive officer Nayla Hayek said in a statement.
The Winston Pink Legacy, a fancy vivid pink rectangular-cut diamond of 18.96 carats representing the most expensive pink diamond ever sold at Christie’s, hailed from the collection of former De Beers owner, the Oppenheimer family.
More than 30,000 people visited the auction house’s sale previews in London, Hong Kong and New York to get a glimpse of the stone. “This exceptional diamond captured the imagination of international collectors across the globe,” said Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s International head of jewelry.
Also commenting on the sale, Eddie LeVian, ceo of jeweler Le Vian, a specialist in chocolate diamonds sourced from the same soon-to-close

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11 Unique Gift Ideas That Are So Unusual We Can’t Say No

Tis the season for holiday shopping (at least amongst the forward-planners in our midst), and who doesn’t want impressively original gift ideas? Not that we don’t love getting and giving candles, but nothing really says “I love you” like dinosaur garden statues or logs that grow shiitake mushrooms, are we right? Thankfully, unique gift emporium UncommonGoods is here with these and more surprising offerings sure to amuse and delight everyone on your list. Read on for our picks, and get shopping before all the good stuff is gone!

For the Quirky Gardener

Dino-philes and green thumbs alike will surely appreciate these steel garden sculptures, which were made by hand in Arizona.

Buy It! Velociraptor Garden Sculpture Set, $ 180;

For the Farm-to-Table Fanatic

Maybe your significant other takes an interest in micology, or maybe they like locavore dining. Whatever the case may be, this shiitake mushroom-growing kit, which is good for up to three years’ worth of fungi, is certain to please.

Buy It! Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit, $ 30;


For the Tequila Enthusiast

Those who appreciate a fine tequila will love this set of four reusable, hand-carved shot glasses made from Himalayan sea salt. Salud!

Buy It! Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses, $ 28 for a set of four;


For the Sports Fan

Not fun: Scraping snow off your car in the dead of winter. Slightly more fun: Scraping snow off your car with a novel hockey stick snow brush. Perfect for the hockey-viewer (or player) in your life.

Buy It! Hockey Stick Snow Brush, $ 25;


For the Cat Fancier

Any friend of felines knows that cats need something to scratch on, and we’d rather it be this cute cat-sized laptop scratcher than the new couch.

Buy It! Laptop Cat Scratching Pad, $ 35;


For the Avocado Toast Addict

No ugly brown avocado halves to be found here! These specialty kitchen items are made from BPA-free silicone and ensure more efficient avocado storage. The pit pocket can conveniently be pushed in or out depending on which half you’ve saved.

Buy It! Avocado Huggers, $ 7.95 for a set of two;


For the Animal Lover

Animal enthusiasts (or anyone who appreciates the cuter things in life) will go wild for this beginner-level felting kit, which provides materials and guidance for making 2-3 tiny, adorable wool hedgehogs. Thoroughly aww-inducing.

Buy It! Hedgehog Needle Felting Kit, $ 20;


For the Beer Drinker

Exalt six packs with these peel-and-stick magnetic strips, which adhere to the ceiling of your fridge and allow you to store bottles of your favorite brew up high. Not only do they free up precious refrigerator real estate, they look pretty darn cool.

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For the Eco-Conscious

This ingenious solar-powered charger is portable and powerful — it’s around the same size and weight as an iPhone and delivers a full charge in two hours. It also emits light for up to 150 hours, if you please. And for each purchase, the makers of the device will give one solar-powered light to people in areas of the world without electricity. Now that’s illuminating!

Buy It! Solar-Powered Charger & Light, $ 59.95;


For the Friend Whose Phone is Always Dying

For those in perpetual need of a phone charger, this bracelet is a game-changer. Its long-lasting lithium battery charges up to 50 percent in 40 minutes — not to mention it makes a good-looking accessory!

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For the Humorist

The jokester in your life will find endless amusement in this Bluetooth-connected, banana-shaped wireless handset, which is designed to take your cell phone calls sans radiation exposure. It’s USB-rechargeable and made from recycled plastic for maximum appeal.

Buy It! Bluetooth Banana Phone, $ 40;

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Pitti Immagine Names New Tutorship Director

MILAN — Pitti Tutorship, Pitti Immagine’s business division aimed at supporting emerging designers in the development of their brands, appointed Luca Rizzi its new director, effective immediately.
Succeeding Riccardo Vannetti, who left Pitti Immagine in June to join Salvatore Ferragamo as chief marketing officer, Rizzi, 34, worked for several fashion companies, including Tomorrow Ltd. and Metradamo, prior to joining Milan-based fashion consultancy Lagente in 2011 and then funding his own agency, called Creative and More, in 2014.
“With this appointment we kick off a strategy aimed at reinforcing what we have done with Pitti Tutorship from 2012 to today,” said Pitti Immagine chief executive officer Raffaello Napoleone. “We are also creating a group of professionals supporting our team,” he added, citing Franco Penè, honorary chairman of Onward Luxury Group, and fashion education guru Linda Loppa, as the new members of the Pitti Tutorship advisory board.
As part of Pitti Tutorship’s effort, British designer Eleanor McDonald, who in June scooped up the ITS Award for best collection, will present a special capsule collection at Pitti Uomo, which will run in Florence Jan. 8 to 11.
In addition, due to the support of Pitti Tutorship and ICE, the Italian trade agency, Italian emerging brand Ice Surface Temperature, designed

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Gucci Expands DIY Service

MILAN — Gucci continues to promote self-expression by expanding its customization program.
After introducing the “Do It Yourself” personalization service enabling customers to put their own touch on the Ophidia tote bag and on the Ace sneakers earlier this year, Gucci is widening the offer to include men’s and women’s knitwear as well as women’s outerwear and tailored pieces.
Available on and selected Gucci stores, knitwear styles include wool crew neck knits, shawl collar bombers and button-through cardigans in green, blue, red and white. As part of the service, large letters can be intarsia-knitted into the garments, replacing patches with decorations that are incorporated in the garments. In particular, on the crew-neck styles the letter would be displayed on the front, while on cardigans and bombers, it would adorn the back.

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Each knitted piece also carries a special label and packaging decorated with the “ABCDEFGUCCI” lettering and the brand’s signature interlocking GG motif.
To support the launch of the “Do It Yourself” initiative, Gucci tapped six artists to re-create the DIY knitwear in a series of artworks to be shared on the label’s social media accounts and web site. The illustrators involved in the initiative include Amber Vittoria, Angela Deane, Ashley

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Charlotte McKinney Talks Wolf & Whistle Collaboration and Learning Not to Compare Herself to Other People

CONFIDENTLY SPEAKING: Model and actress Charlotte McKinney is trying her hand at lingerie with a capsule collection for Wolf & Whistle.
Many know the influencer for her roles in “Baywatch,” “Flatliners,” and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” but designer is a new moniker. “I have been looking for a lingerie line to collaborate with. It’s something that has always been a big part of my life — underwear. For me, it was kind of a no-brainer,” McKinney said. “This was the first time I had free creative control and not just being a model walking on a shoot. They were my pieces and my vision.”
Offered in sizes 2 to 12, and 32 to 36 B through G, the collection is meant to send a message of body confidence, she said. “Any girl of any size can put this line on and feel sexy and feel good. It is definitely an empowering kind of statement.” she said.
But keeping things really simple was the toughest part. “I wanted to just strip it down and keep it really clean and nice,” McKinney said. “People always want more and more [details.] For me, with lingerie, I think less is more.”
Retailing under $ 60, the 20-piece Charlotte

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Danielle Harris Opens Up About Her ‘Near Death’ Experience During Delivery of Son Jagger

Almost a month after welcoming her baby boy, Danielle Harris is opening up about her difficult delivery.

Before sharing the story of her “traumatic” experience, the Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead star and famed scream queen, 41, wrote a sweet tribute to her 4-week-old son Jagger Maxwell — her second child with husband David Gross.

“Introducing … Jagger Maxwell Gross Born 10/8/2018 !!!!” she wrote on Instagram over the weekend, alongside the first photo the actress has shared of her bundle of joy.

“Mommy and Daddy are so lucky to be able to add you to our family. We are a fierce 4some now and can’t wait to watch you grow and live this life as our baby boy and little brother to the BEST big brother a boy could ask for!!” she continued, referring to the couple’s older son Carter Davis, 20 months.

Explaining why it took her so long to share her harrowing story — or even post a photo of her child — the mother of two wrote that she just needed a little time to herself.

“Giving birth is the most dangerous thing a woman can do in her lifetime … after my traumatic birth experience this time around, it took me a while to share a photo with the world,” Harris wrote. “Time was really needed to clear my head and bond with my baby just he and I in our own private little bubble.”

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During the delivery, Harris had a “horrible eclampsia seizure on the operating table” and “blacked out,” missing the birth of her son.

“I saw moments of my life flashing before me in fast forward and I missed the birth of my baby,” she wrote. “Needless to say that was the closest to a near death experience as I’d ever come in real life.”

The Halloween franchise actress went on to share that she’s “forever grateful and blessed” to have made it out of the delivery room alive.

“Dying during childbirth was definitely not on my list of ways I thought I would leave this world and I’m glad to cross that possibility off my list,” she wrote.

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“Women are warriors and I’m looking forward to being around many more years soaking up all these precious moments with my baby boys and family,” she continued. “After lots of tests I’m glad to say I have no damage to my brain and am ready to be the best mommy these boys could ask for.”

“Life is short. You never know when your number is gonna be up, so take time to enjoy what matters most,” Harris advised her followers. “Love one another and love yourself because the world wouldn’t be the same without you … ”

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Harris announced her second pregnancy on Instagram on her birthday in June, showing off her baby bump in a beautiful maternity photo. She captioned the reveal snapshot, “Carter is going to be the best big brother:) Motherhood is such an incredible journey, it makes me feel like a warrior princess!”

The star conceived both children through in vitro fertilization. In June, her manager Judy Fox told PEOPLE exclusively that baby No. 2 was “another IVF miracle” due Oct. 10.

Fox added that Harris and Gross “are grateful that modern science gives them the family they have always yearned for. Now they finally feel complete!”

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Why Jerry Lorenzo Opted to Design a Basketball Shoe for Nike

Jerry Lorenzo is no stranger to basketball.
While his father has deep ties to the Major League Baseball — he was a manager and now serves as an analyst — and Lorenzo worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers out of college, his Instagram was filled with shots of him sitting courtside at NBA games with his sneakers usually taking up the frame. And, according to Lorenzo, his Fear of God line was influenced by his day-to-day wardrobe during the Nineties when he was in high school and got dressed for the classroom and the basketball court.

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“As you can imagine, there are tons of opportunities that get brought to the table when two brands come together and try to find the common place to build from. We discussed other sports. We talked about football and training, but when the basketball opportunity came to the table, it hit a sweet spot for me,” said Lorenzo. “I have a true emotional connection to the sport and I thought I could really bring what I believe are my gifts and talents from a design perspective and be of best service to Nike.”
Lorenzo worked with Nike basketball designer Leo Chang on two basketball

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Narciso Rodriguez to Receive National Arts Club Honor

The plaudits keep coming for Narciso Rodriguez. After receiving the CFDA Lifetime Achievement award and the FIT Couture Council Award for Artistry this year, he will receive the National Arts Club’s 2018 Medal of Honor in Fashion at its gala Dec. 7.
Julianna Margulies, Rachel Feinstein and Cindi Leive will speak at the event.
The National Arts Club was founded in 1898 by author and poet Charles De Kay, the literary and art critic for The New York Times, who started the organization as a gathering place for artists and patrons. The NAC is located on Gramercy Park South, a few blocks away from Rodriguez’s longtime studio, and hosts weekly members-only and public events. Its Medal of Honor galas honor leaders in art, literature, music, fashion, film, architecture and technology. Past recipients have included WH Auden, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, Louise Bourgeois, Whoopi Goldberg, Lin-Manuel Miranda and William Ivey Long, to name a few.

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Roland Mouret Resort 2019

Roland Mouret is eager for his woman to kick back, relax – or run around – with these fluid, draped clothes, which are meant for all-day or all-night wear.
Mouret described these pieces as “a best companion, a best friend” and said he wants his women to exhale into them. The collection was colorful and meant for movement, with sporty touches such as knits and sleeveless jackets with flashes of perforated fabric and a stretchy lining for a silver sequin gown, with a slit up the front. “You can run in it, move around and dance in it. You can live with this dress,” said the designer.
He worked bouclé stretch into a tailored suit and a fitted skirt and offered up a softly-structured, single–breasted trench with a belted waist. Other athletic touches came in the form of a ribbed knit tank dress and a languid jumpsuit with a stretchy waist, and loose tabard knits in bright colors. Things got even more comfortable with pajama–like tops and jackets that were draped at the back, and long tunic dresses with detachable skirts.

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Former Free People and Blackstone Staffers Unveil Bra Brand

Cuup wants to be a bra brand that connects with customers on an empathetic level.
Launched this month by Kearnon O’Molony, Abby Morgan and Lauren Caris Cohan, each founder brought their own issues to the table, which they hope to solve with Cuup.
O’Molony, who previously served as the managing director in Blackstone’s private equity group, spent a year trying to acquire La Perla, but the deal didn’t go through because the company filed for bankruptcy. While researching the intimate apparel market, he found some issues with the market mostly involving fit, inventory and manufacturing. Cohan, who previously worked at Free People, had a hard time finding her bra size. And Morgan, who met Cohan while working at Free People and Vimeo, felt like storytelling within the intimate apparel space was lacking.
With Cuup, they are doing things differently. According to O’Molony, most bra production starts at a 34B and is scaled up and down from that. With Cuup they are creating a bra for each size and have done 80 fittings instead of the typical six to have a better-fitting product that accommodates different bodies. They are also working closely with a bra manufacturer that’s more open to producing this many sizes

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Amy Schumer Shares Ultrasound Video of Her Baby: ‘It Has So Much Energy — That’s Why I’m Puking’

Say hello to Amy Schumer‘s baby on the way!

The pregnant actress and comedian, 37, shared an ultrasound video on Instagram Monday, over two weeks after her appointment as the footage was dated Oct. 16.

“It’s moving all around! Oh my God, oh my God, see it has so much energy — that’s why I’m puking every day,” Schumer said as she excitedly watched the screen, which showed her child’s arms and legs in motion.

Much like her Oct. 22 pregnancy announcement, the video had a secondary purpose as Schumer urged fans and followers to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

“Happy Election Eve!” the mother-to-be, who is married to chef Chris Fischer, captioned her ultrasound footage. “You can look up your polling place + hours by texting LOCATION to 21333 And you can look up a sample ballot to be prepared at Make a plan to #vote and let’s make history tomorrow!”

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Happy Election Eve! You can look up your polling place + hours by texting LOCATION to 21333 And you can look up a sample ballot to be prepared at Make a plan to #vote and let’s make history tomorrow! ♥🗳 (Feel free to copy this + send it to everyone.) thanks @piperperabo

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In addition to recently showing off her baby bump for the first time on Instagram, Schumer has continued to update her fans about her pregnancy.

On Friday, the I Feel Pretty star discussed being in her second trimester while performing stand up in Las Vegas. “I don’t like it,” she said, later adding, “I’ve had a really tough pregnancy so far.”

Joking that she has “a half a year” left of pregnancy, Schumer also said everyone is a “psychic” when it comes to the sex of her baby. “It’s a 50/50 shot. It’s better odds than in Vegas. I don’t know what it’s going to be. I think it’s going to be a baby,” she said.

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Schumer’s sister Kim Caramele recently joked about her sibling and brother-in-law becoming first-time parents.

“They are going to be UNBEARABLE parents,” Caramele captioned a photo of Schumer and Fischer taking pictures of their dog Tatiana dressed in a lamb costume for Halloween.

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Dunhill Taps Artist Fredrikson Stallard for Festive Sculptures

METAL MANIA: Dunhill has tapped the artist Fredrikson Stallard to create unique works that will be shown in the brand’s flagships worldwide.
Named ‘Dunhill Crush,’ the sculptures are made from pieces of mirrored and polished aluminum that have a crushed and folded effect, much like opened wrapping paper.
“Metal and engineering are house codes that I have always been drawn to, and continue to develop as a means to expressing the design vocabulary of Dunhill,” said Mark Weston, Dunhill’s creative director.
The artwork will also be showcased in Dunhill’s seasonal campaign imagery, which has been photographed by Chris Rhodes. The campaign highlights the brand’s latest designs, such as the Duke flap briefcase, the Radial Spoiler sneakers and the Duke metallic card.

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Designer Carla Fernández to Receive Miami Award

MIAMI HONOR: Talk about stirring the political pot. A Mexican woman has become the first fashion designer to receive DesignMiami fair’s Visionary Award. Carla Fernández will accept the honor in tandem with her husband, visual artist and designer Pedro Reyes, during Miami Art Week in December. Speaking from their home in Mexico City, she wasn’t aware of the distinction, but was elated that fashion is getting its due. “People think of fashion as superficial, but the boundaries of what’s considered art, design and fashion have to change,” said Fernández.
Beyond their marital status, the couple comes as a unit a lot these days for their shared, recurring themes of political protest, social justice and helping out the little guy. Their anthropological practices were another impetus for their first museum exhibit, “Double Agents,” which is on view at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art through Feb. 3. During DesignMiami, one of their booths will disseminate information on global migration and split proceeds from the sale of limited-edition tunics, ponchos and totes between indigenous communities and migrant children separated from their parents. Linen and cotton pieces are printed with a text-based map of the Americas that documents first nations. The original, large-scale map, their

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Sarah Brightman Returns from Space Training for New Album and Tour: ‘I Needed to Earth Myself’

Sarah Brightman is making an astronomical landing with her fifteenth studio album Hymn.

After spending months in Russia training for a trip to outer space that she postponed in 2015, Brightman, 58, opened up to PEOPLE exclusively about the creation of her newest album and the planning stages of her tour.

“I needed to earth myself,” says the soprano singer. “I said I would like to do an album of songs which are full of light, full of hope. Songs that remind me of when I felt safe and familiar with things in my childhood when I sang in my church.”

“If I don’t use and I don’t convey my feelings through it, I feel depleted,” she added. “I don’t function very well and that’s the beauty of having a gift like a voice. You sort of know what to do. You know what direction to take, you know that you want to communicate through it.”

Brightman, who shot to fame after star-turning roles on Broadway musicals Cats and Phantom of the Opera, linked up with producer Frank Peterson for the album-creating process. What came out of two-and-a-half years of planning and recording was the dynamic, choir-filled album, Hymn, out on Nov. 9.

“ is about looking into the good in things because I do believe that good prevails always,” she said, adding that the word “positivity” would describe her album.

“I did experience huge amounts when I was in the space program that actually how precious everything really is on this beautiful planet and how precious that is,” she added.

Now, the “Time to Say Goodbye” vocalist is ready to take Hymn on the road later this fall for a tour that’s “going to be quite beautiful.”

“I have a lot of energy. I tend to before I go on these tours, I become more energetic,” she says. “You create a power for yourself which will protect you because when you go on tour you’re dealing with the hardship of jet lag and moving around continually.”

The “Angel of Music” singer says her set on tour will be divided into two halves. The first will feature a more retrospective aspect to Brightman’s music, which will look like “somebody who is going to the ballet or the opera.” The second will be a bit more modern and feature most of the songs off Hymn.

“I’m wearing all these amazing runway gowns, which I’ve made a little more theatrical by adding things to them. Stones, crystals, all sorts of stuff,” she says. “I’ve got a big choir behind me. Up really high. I’ve got an orchestra on one side, a band on the other side and myself in the middle.”

Brightman’s album is filled with collaborations with artists like French tenor Vincent Niclo on single “Sogni” and Japanese composer Yoshiki on the emotional “Miracle.”

“ is a really interesting guy and we got along very well,” she said. “It was a very interesting collaboration with Japan’s most famous rockstar writing a beautiful contemporary classical piece.”

Along with the collaborations, Brightman’s album jumps from classical and cinematic music to pop rhythms in a cohesive album threaded by its spiritual nature. The album also takes fans back to one of her most famous classics “Time to Say Goodbye” with Andrea Bocelli, which she recreates in a touching English rendition.

“I wrote the lyrics for it but they were very much inspired from the original Italian lyrics when translated,” she said. “It’s quite a grand song, it’s almost like an opera song, but I wanted to do this in a very intimate way.”

Fans can purchase tickets for “Hymn: Sarah Brightman in Concert” through her website.

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New & Lingwood Opens Store on Upper East Side

The British invasion of New York continues.
On Thursday, New & Lingwood, the men’s wear brand that traces its history to Eton High Street in 1865, opened the door of its first store in the U.S. The 2,300-square-foot, two-level unit at 970 Lexington Avenue, between 70th and 71st Streets, is only the third location for the label and joins the original 153-year-old shop in Eton as well as the flagship that has been on Jermyn Street in London since 1922.
The New York store offers ready-to-wear and furnishings on the main floor — including a vast selection of socks — and made-to-measure, formalwear and limited-edition silk dressing gowns on the second level. The store also boasts an unusual feature for Manhattan — an outdoor garden in the rear, which New & Lingwood can utilize for events in the nice weather.
New & Lingwood is one of several U.K. brands to make a move to Manhattan. In June, Harrys of London, the footwear and accessories label, opened a boutique at Park Avenue and 57th Street. Harrys is owned by billionaire real estate developer Charles Cohen, who also owns a majority stake in Richard James and is close to opening a 2,000-square-foot flagship for that brand next door.

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Artists and Fashion Designers Team Up in Some Unexpected Places

Several arts-related shows and exhibitions are cropping up in fashion-friendly places.
As part of an ongoing effort to showcase artistic programs, Spring Place will be staging “Infoxication” Monday night.
The 50-minute multidisciplinary performance will feature art, music, dance and technology. The theme is technology’s presence in our lives. Infoxication is the latest arts-related collaboration at Spring, with the American Ballet Theatre and the Water Miller Center being others. Monday’s will be the first full production, and the largest one to date, with more than 20 collaborators, according to Spring Place’s art director, Roya Sachs. The full immersive experience includes product support from Google — Pixelbooks and Pixel phones. “It’s definitely in the vein of trying to create these more impactful and interactive programming and performances,” Sachs said.
The four-part experience is meant to take audience members on a visual, physical and mental journey. Ticket holders will learn the story of “waking, working, wanting and withdrawing.”
Collaborators include choreographer Dusan Tynek, a world premier composition by Danielle Eva Schwob, live body art by Heather Hansen, and performances by PubliQuartet and cellist Inbal Segev. Schwob said Friday, “Our goal has been to provide an even-sided take on people’s daily lives. It’s very easy to talk about

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Frances Valentine Opens Pop-up, Offers Kate Spade-Inspired Special-Edition Items

Five months after the death of Kate Spade, the company she helped to start, Frances Valentine, is moving forward with its first retail venture — a Madison Avenue pop-up store.
Spade’s suicide in June at the age of 55 shocked the fashion community and the team at Frances Valentine has quietly been trying to carry on. Going into retail was always part of the business plan, according to chief executive officer Elyce Arons.
Asked how the company approaches such a delicate and complicated situation with care and without being exploitive, Arons said, “For us, it is our way of honoring Katie and keeping her spirit alive. We have a really small team in the office and it hit us all really hard. That first week, we had so many customers and friends of the brand write in — people who had known her a long, long time and people we had never met, who said please keep going — you have to keep her designs alive.”
Arons said, “We decided that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to embrace her spirit and the really good things that she brought to everyone. This has been a really happy, good thing. And it wouldn’t

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DWTS’ John Schneider Gets Emotional Over His Strained Relationship with His Children

John Schneider is hoping he can mend his strained relationship with his three children.

In an exclusive clip of Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, the Dukes of Hazzard alum, who played Bo Duke on the comedy series from 1979-85, gets emotional while explaining how country music and DWTS has affected his life.

“What country music means to me is it’s three chords and the truth and it shines a light on things that happen in everyday life that are wonderful, not so wonderful, and that are heart-wrenching,” Schneider, 58, says.

“I’ve been going through a divorce now for four years and it’s awful. The worst part about it is that it’s wedged itself in between my three adult children and myself. Nothing I can do except hope one day one of my kids will call me up or show up. I look in the crowd every Monday thinking maybe tonight, maybe tonight.”

“If it weren’t for this music and now Dancing with the Stars, I don’t think I can survive it,” he admits. “It gives me great joy at a time where I desperately needed it.”

Earlier on in the season, Schneider briefly spoke towards his relationship with his children. whom he is not on speaking terms with.

“I’m hoping that I will do my family proud, I’ll do my love over there proud,” said Schneider told host Erin Andrews, referencing his girlfriend, Alicia, and added, “and maybe my children will speak to me again.”

After 21 years of marriage, Schneider’s estranged wife Elvira “Elly” Schneider filed for divorce in Los Angeles County on Nov. 14, 2014. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split, according to court documents.

In September 2016, Schneider — he shares adult children Leah, Chasen, and Karis with Elvira — was ordered to pay his ex $ 18,911 every month, TMZ reported.

But in June, Schneider was sentenced to three days behind bars in the Los Angeles County Jail in June for failure to pay more than $ 150,000 in owed alimony payments to Elvira. The actor was released on the same day as his initial booking because of California’s overcrowded prison system, but his legal woes were not done with that.

Schneider was also ordered to serve an additional 120 hours behind bars for contempt, but that sentence was suspended by the court on the condition that he fulfills a four-part list of conditions, including filing back taxes to help clear title to their property in Apple Valley so that it could be transferred to her, paying his ex half of his owed earnings from Maven Entertainment, and offering certain financial disclosures before the end of the year.

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

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Kiton Opening Shop at Wynn Resort in Vegas

Kiton is expanding its retail presence in the U.S. market.
The Italian luxury brand on Friday will open a 1,937-square-foot boutique at the Wynn resort in Las Vegas.
The store will feature a new design that is centered around the brand’s exclusive fabric collection. For example, the chairs and sofas, furniture and curtains are all created from the fabrics also used for clothing. Walnut wood, similar to that used at the Kiton headquarters in Arzano, Italy, and its Palazzo Kiton in Milan, is used as an accent, and special pieces of artwork commissioned for the store will serve to decorate the space.
The store will sell the men’s and women’s apparel collections as well as accessories. It will also offer Kiton’s bespoke service with a special selection of products that are exclusive to the Las Vegas store.
Kiton, which has been in the U.S. market since 1980, has 20 retail stores or in-store shops in this country.

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Mary Katrantzou on Her Unlikely Collaboration With Victoria’s Secret

In the decade since starting her namesake brand, Mary Katrantzou has designed everything from sneakers to packaging for beauty products. One thing she’d never designed? Bras. So it came as a particular surprise when she got the call from Victoria’s Secret asking her to collaborate on a collection to be presented tonight at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show.

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“It’s so unexpected, it’s so interesting,” Katrantzou said on Wednesday night at The Plaza in New York at one of the many 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion pre-game events, including the unveiling of the Swarovski-made Fantasy bra on Monday evening (also at The Plaza). “Sometimes you have certain things you want to happen and you manifest to happen and this something that came out of nowhere.…That conversation [with Victoria’s Secret] was interesting, just because of the values we both share about empowering women.”

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Katrantzou said she was especially compelled to work with the lingerie giant to collaborate on the technical aspect of designing women’s underpinnings. “That was the exciting part. You always think of the anatomy of a woman when you design and how you create a second skin for the woman,” she said. “Perfecting the fit, you want

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Bridget Foley’s Diary: Salon Style

It seems there’s barely a topic in American life that can’t wend in short order toward Donald Trump. But the presence of glass exhibitors at The Salon: Art + Design, which opened Thursday night at the Park Avenue Armory? Yes, even that.
Jill Bokor is the executive director of the show, which typically opens on the Thursday after Election Day. (Thursday’s opening benefited the Dia Art Foundation.) Over a recent coffee at the Americano, Bokor recounted what she calls “the misery of two years ago,” when the shock of Trump’s presidential win was still very new and, for many, very raw.
On that opening evening, attendees found their focus diverted from shopping. “They wanted to look, they wanted to see each other and they wanted to sob,” Bokor recalled, though she added a quick inclusivity caveat: “I mean, there were probably people there who’d voted for Trump.”
The following Saturday, typically the event’s biggest day, traffic woes generated by anti-Trump demonstrations caused a dip in show traffic, which caused a dip in sales, and crappy sales led some vendors to drop out. That left Bokor challenged “to make lemonade out of lemons.” Or at least to procure highfalutin vessels for lemonade, because at that

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Family of Baby Girl, Who Was Stabbed and Put in Heated Oven, Hold Funeral for the 20-Month-Old

Royalty Floyd, the 20-month-old Mississippi toddler who was allegedly stabbed and then placed in a heated oven by her own grandmother, was laid to rest on Saturday in Clarksdale.

The family of the slain baby girl came together to say their final goodbyes dressed in pink, per request of Royalty’s mother Veronica Jones, who said it was her daughter’s “favorite color” on Facebook.

“You are gone from this earth but you will forever be here in my heart. You were really truly one of the most beautiful creations that God had ever made and I would like to thank God for bringing you into my life,” Veronica wrote ahead of Royalty’s service.

At the funeral, Royalty’s grandfather delivered a tearful eulogy about his late granddaughter.

“She was ‘Big Girl.’ But from the day she was born, she was granddaddy’s baby girl. And she knew it,” Royalty’s grandfather James Harris said, WREG-TV reported.

“I miss her,” Harris continued. “But she’ll always be with me. Always.”

Royalty’s father John Floyd, who is still in shock over his daughter’s gruesome death, also managed to say a few words at the funeral.

“I still find it unbelievable to tell you the truth,” John said, WREG-TV reported.

“And to try and make heads or tails of what happened, it’s still something I can’t comprehend right now. It ain’t soaking in for some reason. I’m thinking one day this is all something that isn’t real,” John added.

On Oct. 15, authorities were called to a residence in the small city of Shaw after a family member discovered Royalty’s lifeless body burnt and stabbed inside a heated oven.

Royalty was alive when her grandmother, 48-year-old Carolyn Jones allegedly placed her inside the oven.

A deputy coroner at the Bolivar County Coroner’s office in Mississippi told The Bolivar Commercial that the young child died “from sharp stab wounds and inhaling the heated air in the oven.”

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On the night of the little girl’s death, Carolyn was immediately taken into custody and has been charged with first-degree murder, the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to PEOPLE.

Carolyn is currently being represented by a public defender.  PEOPLE could not immediately reach the public defender.

When contacted by the Associated Press, a public defender declined to comment, saying he’s still learning about the case.

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The Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department also told PEOPLE, the child “was living at the residence with Jones at the time of the murder.”

“I’ve been in law enforcement a long time, 26 years almost. Some of the most horrific scenes I’ve seen in law enforcement involve children. Those are some of the— they have an effect on us. We don’t want it to happen, but unfortunately, things like this happen,” Bolivar County Sheriff Kevin Williams said in a press conference on Oct. 16, WREG reported.

When asked for a motive, Williams said, “We are trying to figure that out ourselves. We have no idea at this point.”

Royalty’s mother also created a GoFundMe and raised over $ 6,000 to cover Royalty’s funeral costs.

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Karl Lagerfeld to Switch on Champs-Élysées Holiday Lights

FAMILY AFFAIR: After Chanel brand ambassador Lily-Rose Depp last year, Karl Lagerfeld himself will switch on the Christmas lights on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, symbolizing the famed retail thoroughfare’s shift toward a more upscale positioning.
The designer, who helms Chanel and Fendi, in addition to his own Karl Lagerfeld brand, is set to inaugurate the holiday decorations at a ceremony on Nov. 22 alongside Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.
“Karl Lagerfeld is a great designer and one of the leading personalities of the 21st century,” Jean-Noël Reinhardt, president of the Comité des Champs-Elysées, told a press conference on Thursday. “He marvelously embodies the values of French excellence that we try to promote.”
Reinhardt noted that Lagerfeld’s appearance comes at a time of intense activity on the street, with the planned arrival in the next 12 months of the Galeries Lafayette department store, an Apple flagship, and new boutiques for Dior Couture and Dior Parfums, Bulgari, Chanel Parfums, Lancôme and Nike.
The Champs-Elysées is also set to welcome new corporate offices for companies including Chanel, which will move some of its staff to the building housing the new Galeries Lafayette flagship, which is officially set to open in March, the official noted.
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‘Rodarte’ Opens at National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., has never done a fashion exhibition. For its first, it chose to focus on two living American designers who have owned and operated their label independently from its inception. The exhibition, titled simply “Rodarte,” opens Nov. 10 and runs through Feb. 10, 2019, showcasing nearly 100 pieces from 18 collections by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters who started their California-based label 13 years ago.
This is not the first time a museum has come calling to feature the Mulleavys’ work — the Cooper Hewitt staged a show on Rodarte in 2010, as did the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles the following year — but the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ show is Rodarte’s biggest yet. Guest curator Jill D’Alessandro, who oversees costume and textile arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, worked with the Mulleavys to break down their collections into recurring themes: Early Innovations, Magical Beautiful Horror, Woodshock, Black Swan, Texture, Northern California Roadmap, Light and The Garden. The pieces are displayed in full, original runway looks with hair by Odile Gilbert and an installation by Rafael de Cardenas/Architecture at Large.
In many ways,

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RHONJ Star Margaret Josephs Spills On New Girl Jennifer Aydin: ‘We Have a Different Value System’

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Saint Laurent Launches Art Project With Daido Moriyama Exhibition

SELF PORTRAIT: Just in time for the Paris Photo fair, Saint Laurent is launching Self, an art project celebrating the various facets of the brand’s identity, with an exhibition by Daido Moriyama.
Moriyama’s works will be in show from Nov. 9 to 11 in a light installation accessible to the public in the Galerie d’Orléans courtyard in front of the Palais-Royal garden.
The Japanese photographer is the first in a series of artists and filmmakers selected by Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello to participate in the project. “This project is an artistic commentary on society while emphasizing the core values of Saint Laurent,” the brand said in a statement.

A photo by Daido Moriyama for Saint Laurent’s Self project. 
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The title, Self, refers to the concept of personality and also includes the brand’s initials. Further chapters will be disclosed with different formats depending on the content and the location in which they are unveiled, a spokeswoman for the house said.
The Saint Laurent brand has a long history of dialogue with the arts. Some of founder Yves Saint Laurent’s haute couture creations referenced works by the likes of Piet Mondrian, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.

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Les Girls Les Boys Collaborates With Opening Ceremony for Underwear Line for Holiday

ALL ARE WELCOME: Les Girls Les Boys founder Serena Rees liked that her company’s label can be read in either direction since inclusivity is the bedrock of her business.
The one-year-old label has teamed with Opening Ceremony for cobranded underwear, cotton ribbed tanks and three-pair packs that are geared for fret-free holiday shopping. In tune with the unisex trend, many pieces are designed to be worn by women or men. “Anything goes — we just want people to have that freedom like themselves and to not feel limited, constrained or put in boxes in any way.”
Available in recycled packaging, the cobranded offerings will hit Opening Ceremony stores next week, as well as both companies’ e-commerce sites. Retailing from $ 35 to $ 55, the items will be the only underwear sold in Opening Ceremony’s stores. Having been making bras, underwear and tanks “for a very good part” of her career, Rees said she aims to provide great quality, great fabric, great design at an accessible prince point. From her standpoint, the super-high-end luxury sector is going to change, as is throwaway culture “that is way too cheap and will just be landfill.” Rees said more people are realizing that “no one really benefits

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The Good Wife’s Jess Weixler Announces She’s Expecting a Baby with Husband Hamish Brocklebank

There’s a baby on the way for Jess Weixler and her husband Hamish Brocklebank!

On Monday, the 37-year-old actress announced she’s expecting her first child in a very relatable — and funny — way.

“Just had some pizza ❤🌱(6 months),” Weixler captioned an Instagram post, joking that her baby bump is really just a food baby.

In the shot, The Good Wife star, dressed in all black, can be seen cradling her pregnant belly in a field full of apple trees.

A rep for Weixler did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Weixler and Brocklebank, a British businessman, got married in 2015 during a stunning ceremony on the beach.

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For the nuptials, Weixler wore an off-white, Grecian-style tulle gown and wore her hair in waves.

Rather than going the traditional route, Brocklebank wore a coral colored suit with a white shirt and a black tie.

Both opted to go barefoot for the sandy festivities.

“A lot of love on that beach,” Weixler captioned a photo from their wedding day.

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In addition to expanding her family, Weixler is starring in the upcoming movie It: Chapter Two.

In the film, which takes place 27 years after the original, Pennywise comes back to haunt the members of the Losers’ Club, who are all grown up.

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Weixler is set to play Audra, the wife of “Stuttering Bill” Denbrough, played by James McAvoy, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Weixler will also be joined on screen by her best friend Jessica Chastain, who’s playing Beverly Marsh, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier and Bill Skarsgard as It.

The movie will hit theatres on Sept. 9, 2019.

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Virgil Abloh Thinks Streetwear Can Be a Trap

Virgil Abloh used the term zigzag often during his appearance at WWD’s Apparel and Retail CEO Summit. It describes how he’s climbed the ladder in fashion to launch his own line, Off-White, and land the artistic director position at Louis Vuitton men’s. Streetwear was how he got his foot in the door — the zig — but once he got inside he’s pushed himself past the confines of “streetwear designer” — the zag.
So far, the element of surprise, along with balancing his many other creative jobs, is working and he’s not looking to disrupt the industry as much as he wants to evolve it. In a conversation with WWD’s editor in chief Miles Socha, Abloh spoke about the sustainability of streetwear, how he avoids clichés, and what younger customers are looking for that most luxury brands don’t offer.
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Virgil Abloh: I first studied civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and then architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. But I would say my sort of education started well

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Alice + Olivia Unveils Capsule Featuring Artwork of Keith Haring

Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet is unveiling a capsule collection featuring the artwork of Keith Haring.
Past Alice + Olivia collaborations include Domingo Zapata, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Donald Robertson. The collection will be available today.
When Bendet was designing the resort 2019 collection, colors such as canary, cherry and cobalt were featured heavily, reminding her of Haring’s work, the company said. His signature, vibrant, fun palette of primary colors embodied Bendet’s creative spirit, which inspired the capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories featuring Haring’s trademark dancing figures and prints in patchwork collages.
“I have always been a fan of Keith Haring’s work — the colors and graphics,” Bendet said. “He was also one of the first artists to advance social causes, and I think at this time in our world, it’s especially important to support artists who have made a difference.”
Haring, whose work responded to urban street culture of the Eighties, died in 1990 at the age of 31. He was inspired by the graffiti artists whose marks covered the city’s subway cars.
The Keith Haring x Alice + Olivia capsule collection includes a dancing figures print on a leather jacket, reversible bomber, cardigan, T-shirts, ballgown skirts, a clutch and booties, and a

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Vineyard Vines Partnering With New England Patriots

Vineyard Vines is showing its New England allegiance.
The Connecticut-based brand is partnering with the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots as the Official Style of the New England Patriots and their home stadium, Gillette Stadium.
Vineyard Vines will create exclusive clothing and accessories for men, women and children for the 2018 and 2019 seasons that will be sold at the brand’s newly opened pop-up shop at Patriot Place, located next to the stadium, as well as at select Vineyard Vines stores and online.
“We are proud to partner with Patriots and their outstanding organization to be the Official Style of the Patriots and Gillette Stadium,” said Ian Murray, co-chief executive officer and cofounder of Vineyard Vines. “The Krafts are true entrepreneurs, and as entrepreneurs ourselves, we are inspired by the organization they’ve built.”
His brother, Shep Murray, co-ceo and cofounder, said the deal with the Patriots complements the brand’s deal as the Official Style of the Boston Red Sox, as well as its licensed product collaborations with all teams within the NFL.
“As a proud New England brand, we couldn’t be happier to partner with the beloved team, furthering our involvement in Boston, a winning and vibrant city that we love,” Shep Murray added.
The deal

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Teen Mom OG Star Bristol Palin Reveals She’s Had a Stalker for 10 Years

There’s a scary reason behind Bristol Palin’s new-home jitters.

In a sneak peek of Monday’s episode of Teen Mom OG, Bristol shows off her new house in Austin to her sister Piper over FaceTime before revealing that her ex-husband Dakota Meyer’s Kentucky house was recently broken into.

“So last night was my first night in the house, and I got a text message pretty late from Dakota saying that his house had got broken into,” Bristol, 28, explains. “His Kentucky house. I swear to God, it was the stalker.”

When Piper, 17, asks her if she’s positive it was her stalker, Bristol responds “for sure,” because Meyer has it on camera.

“I get maybe four hours of sleep as it is because I’ve had this constant threat for 10 years,” Bristol continues.

“The guy’s on the freakin’ loose,” Piper responds. “That is so scary.”

Bristol also reflects on moving out with her three kids: Tripp, 9, Sailor, 2, and Atlee, 1. “It’s scary starting over, but it’s exciting at the same time,” she says.

Bristol had previously lived with Meyer in Austin. During the Oct. 22 episode of Teen Mom, she detailed how how he had moved her things out of their shared bedroom while she was in California after their breakup.

The pair called off their first wedding in May 2015 but later reunited and got married in June 2016. Meyer filed for divorce in February, and they finalized it earlier this summer. While Bristol shares her two daughters with Meyer, she shares son Tripp with her ex-fiancé Levi Johnston

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Alek Wek and Jack Whitehall to Host The Fashion Awards in London 

MIC DROP: The Sudanese-British model and activist Alek Wek and Jack Whitehall, the British actor, writer and comedian, will host The Fashion Awards in London on Dec. 10 at Royal Albert Hall, the British Fashion Council said Monday.
Wek, whose modeling career spans two decades, has helped to reshape beauty industry standards by breaking conventional stereotypes. She has used her influence and platform to speak for women of color and raise awareness of famine in southern Sudan. Wek has starred in the Pirelli calendar and appeared in campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Tom Ford.
Whitehall has appeared in a number of television roles including “Fresh Meat,” “Bad Education” and “Bounty Hunters.” This year will be Whitehall’s sixth time co-hosting The Fashion Awards.
In partnership with Swarovski, The Fashion Awards raises money for the British Fashion Council’s business, education and mentorship programs. Last year, the BFC raised 2.2 million pounds in support of those initiatives.
The BFC will hand out awards for British Emerging Talent, Business Leader, Designer of the Year and Brand of the Year, alongside special recognition awards such as Outstanding Achievement, Swarovski Award for Positive Change and Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
Nominees include Miuccia Prada, Jonathan Anderson and Alessandro Michele for Accessories Designer of the Year; Burberry,

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Neglect Adult Patients RTW Spring 2019

Name: Neglect Adult Patients
Main message: Designer Junnosuke Watanabe has a diverse background, having studied political science and economics at Waseda University and performed as a member of a Japanese music group. For his first runway show, he played on his unusual brand name and turned out a hospital-themed collection, even sending out models in mint green gowns and scrub suits. There were also T-shirts and sweatshirts with slogans such as “Touch me, I’m heavy sick” and “Medical play.” He filled out the offering with a series of shorts and jackets in red plaid, leopard print and ath-leisure fabrics.
The result: Despite some odd English phrases, the clothes were pedestrian and showed Watanabe’s inexperience, although he’ll likely find customers among his fans. But it’s not clear that he needed a runway show to do it.

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Roland Mouret’s Debut Book Is a Meditation on Style, and Growing Up

LIVING IT UP: “I didn’t want a retrospective or a museum show. That can all happen when I’m dead,” said a vibrant Roland Mouret, who’s set to release his first book “Provoke, Attract, Seduce” on Nov. 6 (Rizzoli).
“Twenty years have gone by. I just wanted to consider what I’ve done, look at the clothes again and try to understand them — and my creative DNA,” said the designer from his town house, showroom and shop on Carlos Place in Mayfair.
The coffee-table book was created with Mouret’s longtime collaborator, Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, the fashion stylist and editor of 10 Magazine, and the writer Alex Fury. In it, Mouret talks about his childhood growing up in Lourdes, France, as a butcher’s son, his early career as a model and move into fashion design, his love of women’s bodies and approach to design.
He looked into his archives and reshot all of the old looks as if they were new, working with photographers including Vanina Sorrenti, Alessio Bolzoni and Cedric Buchet. There are images of his pre-collections in there, too, along with arty collages by Brian Burn and a shoot called “Butcher’s Apron” by Tierney Gearon.
“The butcher’s apron was really the start of everything,” Mouret says in the

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Woman Paralyzed After Falling Off Cliff While Running from Attacker Will Crutch New York Marathon

Just two years ago, Hannah Gavios lay injured after falling 150 feet from a cliff in Thailand — she didn’t think she’d live, let alone walk again. Now, she’s gearing up to complete the 2018 New York City Marathon.

On Sept. 1, 2016, Gavios fell from the cliff while trying to escape a man attempting to assault her in the southeast Asian country. As she fled the attacker, she fell and lay paralyzed. There, she was held hostage and assaulted for hours, she says.

She was later rescued but suffered a spinal cord injury from the fall. Gavios is now unable use her feet and toes, and her shins have nerve damage.

Her attacker was prosecuted and imprisoned.

“After the news of my injury, one of the most devastating things to hear was I’m unable to run, let alone walk,” Gavios, 25, tells PEOPLE. “But I needed to run again, so I thought the closest thing to that is crutching. I could participate in the race and use what I have to the fullest.”

Earlier this year, while still undergoing intense physical therapy, Gavios decided to participate in the annual marathon. She learned about Amanda Sullivan, who completed the race on crutches in the past, and was inspired to take on the feat herself.

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“I began training at the end of March. I’d just go out for an hour, the longest I’ve ever is seven hours,” Gavios, a graphic designer in New York City, says.

“The best part of my training is getting into it and having fun with it. The hardest part is stamina, being able to keep it up for as long as possible. There are times I start to ache and my whole body hurts. But I proved to myself that I’m stronger than I think.”

Gavios has joined Team Reeve (of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation) and has raised more than $ 16,000 for the foundation, which supports people living with paralysis and funds research to find a cure. With the race just days away, Gavios says she’s “excited” to participate and start on her next challenge.

“I feel very prepared. I feel like finally the day is coming after all of this effort and energy,” she tells PEOPLE. “My long term goals are to run again. It’s not really over, I have more work to do and more mysteries to solve about spinal cord energy. I want to participate in the cause.”

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Selena Gomez Gets Animated in Latest Coach Campaign

Coach is showcasing a lighter side of Selena Gomez, its women’s ambassador, for its holiday campaign.
In the latest interaction, the actress is joined by a cast of animated animals as they audition to be featured in the Coach holiday windows.
The campaign, entitled: “Lights, Camera, Holiday,” breaks today and includes both print and video components.
There will be a series of short animated films written and directed by Henry and Rel of Supermarché, that will post on Coach’s social media channels. The films were shot in a raw, irreverent style and reveal the audition tapes of Gomez and her animal friends as they compete for a role to star in the windows.
The print component was shot in New York City and features Gomez stepping out of a vintage car holding the Parker bag in metallic leather.
The brand will also bring the campaign to life in its stores in North America through the use of augmented reality technology from CameraIQ while its Japanese customers will be able to play a party animals game in that country.
The campaign was created by photographer Steven Meisel, art director Fabien Baron, makeup artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Guido Palau.

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Mitsuru Okazaki RTW Spring 2019

Name: Mitsuru Okazaki
Main message: Yohji Yamamoto alum Mitsuru Okazaki’s brand is only in its second season, but it is already establishing itself as one to watch during Tokyo Fashion Week. The designer is adept at creating unexpected shapes out of simple textiles, such as the denim skirts topped with petal-like layers or the white pants covered in pyramid-shaped puckers that he sent down his spring runway. He also did interesting things with concealed zippers, placing them on balloon sleeves and pant legs so that when zipped open they looked like multiple slits, sometimes in contrasting colors. Diagonal stripes and colorblocking gave movement to otherwise simple tapered trousers and button-down shirts.
The result: The collection was both cohesive and inventive, as well as casual and real-world friendly, making it a strong second effort. And unlike many designers who show in Tokyo, Okazaki demonstrated his ability to self-edit.

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Laudomia Pucci: How Styling Keeps Brands Fresh Across Generations

LOS ANGELES — “Don’t crush your chiffon, honey,” Neiman Marcus senior vice president and global fashion director Ken Downing advised a model.
The 10 women stood in a makeshift backstage, styled by Downing for an afternoon in-store event at the retailer’s Beverly Hills store on Wilshire Boulevard. They wore pieces from an exclusive Emilio Pucci capsule collection for Neiman Marcus.
Laudomia Pucci, the brand’s image director in town for the event, went to the archives to deliver a fresh spin on seasoned prints originating from the late Sixties and early Seventies for the resort capsule.
“I think the idea here was to have the ‘perfect wardrobe’ for resort escape,” she said. “And, of course, in this store there is not much resort-beachwear. So it’s morning-to-evening in the season. It’s what we call ‘Pucci perfect’ because you just easily put it in a suitcase. It’s light and you have everything. It goes from the beach, swim, caftan, eveningwear. So you can dress it up and dress it down as you wish and it’s styled as you wish.”
It’s all in the styling that allows for brands to remain relevant across generations, Pucci said, offering that the business her father started has remained appealing to younger

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Moms on a Mission: Fighting Hunger and Teaching Kids to Be Thankful with ‘Turkey on the Table’

California moms April George and Kerry Maunus never dreamed a casual chat would lead them to spark a craze for a must-have Thanksgiving item, create a new holiday tradition – and help fight hunger at the same time.

It all started on an autumn day in 2013 when the new friends who bonded when George moved to the Bay area from Tennessee earlier that summer took a walk after dropping their kids off at school and happily discovered that Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday.

“We were talking about how it’s such a feel-good time when families gather together and how it’s so meaningful to understand how much you have to be thankful for,” says George, 46, who with Maunus, 42, is among PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World.

The conversation turned to the importance of teaching kids to be grateful for what they have and to give back.

But how?

After weeks of brainstorming and online research, the answer came in the form of an adorable knit sweater-clad turkey with a Styrofoam body and attachable feathers for messages of gratitude.

Turkey on the Table, they called it, would look great as a Thanksgiving centerpiece and become a holiday tradition by encouraging those gathered around the table to talk about the very reason for the holiday: giving thanks.

“When we started to do the research on gratitude, we realized it’s not innate to be grateful,” says Maunus, who has three boys. “So the onus is on the family and the community to teach children about being grateful.”

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They also wanted to make sure a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the $ 39.99 turkey provide meals for those in need.

“We’re happy that this is bringing awareness to hunger in America,” says Maunus. “One in 8 people are food insecure, including single moms and people with jobs. Everyone should have access to food in this country.”

Instant Mompreneurs

Armed with a promising idea, the two stay-at-home moms had no clue how to get their idea from laptop to tabletop.

“We were two moms with zero experience in manufacturing and product design, but we thought this idea was too good not to do something with,” says George, who has two girls.

They made it work. “We learned to become very scrappy and figure things out, face challenges and work through them,” says Maunus, “We learned along the way.”

They found a factory in China to manufacture the turkeys and an artist to illustrate the tiny book Maunus wrote that comes with each one.

Before they knew it, “It became a full-time job,” says Maunus.

Two years later, in the fall of 2015, they were ready to sell their first batch.

“Initially we ordered 5,000 turkeys and friends said, ‘Girl, that’s a little aggressive. I don’t think you understand how many 5,000 is,’” says George. “But we were comfortable with that number.”

They threw a launch party to benefit their local food bank, donating a portion of proceeds from the fete to the charity – and told the people who came to spread the word.

“People bought them,” says Maunus. “Then, through the magic of Facebook and Instagram, word caught on quickly in Massachusetts and Indiana. That’s how we ended up with a handful of retailers.

“We sold out the Monday before Thanksgiving. We realized we were onto something.”

So were others.

The hunger relief organization Feeding America learned what the two moms were doing and offered to partner with them.

“We were shocked,” says George. “Partnering with Feeding America was the biggest miracle out of the sky.”

A New Reason to Give Thanks

Today, Turkey on the Table is sold online and in more than 1,500 retailers nationwide.

For each turkey sold, 10 meals are provided to people in need. To date, Turkey on the Table has provided 862,022 meals.

“Our goal is to reach the 1 million mark in 2018,” says Maunus.

They’re thrilled that Turkey on the Table is doing more than just helping to feed people.

“We’ve gotten letters from people saying thank you for helping us to create conversations about gratitude around our table,” says Maunus. “Knowing how many people we’ve helped keeps us going.”

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Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto Are Faces of New Gucci Guilty Campaign

FRIGHT NIGHT: Gucci is getting ready to tell a new scent story with Jared Leto and Lana Del Rey. Channeling the same unconventional spirit as the soon-to-be launched campaign, the fashion house will host a party in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery Friday night to formally announce Leto and Del Rey as the new faces of its Gucci Guilty fragrances.
Both are noted Los Angeles-based musicians; Leto is the lead vocalist and songwriter for the multiplatinum selling band Thirty Seconds to Mars and also an Academy Award-winning actor, while Del Rey is an Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter known for her stylized cinematic quality and glamour.

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Leto and Del Rey will attend the event, joining Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele. The enigmatic, eclectic and glamorous duo will show off these sides of their characters in the campaign’s video and images, which also reveal the new bottle design for Gucci Guilty Pour Femme.
Also in attendance will be Courtney Love, recording the night as it unfolds on the Stories of Gucci Beauty’s Instagram account. The singer-songwriter and actress has a guest appearance in the new campaign, which was directed by Glen Luchford with

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Malamute RTW Spring 2019

Name: Malamute
Main message: Former knit designer Mari Odaka drew from her roots while also demonstrating her range with her spring collection, the first one she’s shown on Tokyo’s runways. The knits were many and varied, from oversize, mixed-texture sweaters to open knit dresses and crop tops with openings at the elbows. But she combined these with silky and velour blouses, sheer mesh pants, and loose-fitting denim for a contrast of textures. The lines were clean and the colors classic shades of navy, beige, white and red, while bits of fringe and lace created focal points.
The result: Odaka delivered a strong offering with a clear point of view and unique sensibility, proving she deserves a spot on Tokyo’s regular fashion week calendar.

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Hussein Chalayan, Peter Saville Accuse Fashion Corporates of Crushing Creativity

LONDON — How is technology impacting creativity, and what does it really take to disrupt an industry that’s reaching saturation point?
Frieze Academy brought together a series of creatives — ranging from Kim Jones and Hussein Chalayan, to graphics expert Peter Saville and sound designer Michel Gaubert — to argue those questions in a series of talks held at the Royal Academy of Arts on Friday.
Chalayan, one of the first designers to incorporate technology into his work and present moving garments in his famous “Geotropics” collection in 1999, said technology’s impact on the arts hasn’t necessarily been a good thing.
He described wearables as “tacky” and highlighted the growing interest of handcrafted techniques: “It’s such a cliché to be chasing 3-D printing now. I liked it at the beginning, but not anymore, it no longer feels expensive somehow,” Chalayan said.
He also touched on the influence of the Internet and social media, talking about the “sense of entitlement,” that the easy access to data has created in younger generations.
“Are you really learning by Googling something?” he said, adding that social media and the rise of fashion conglomerates have both dampened creativity. Chalayan said  there is less room today to speak up, take risks and

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Sweet Home’s Jennifer Welch Would ‘Never Hire’ BFF Angie ‘Pumps’ Sullivan: ‘She’d Be a Nightmare’

Jennifer Welch gets by with a little help from her friends — but she knows where to draw the line.

The interior designer and star of Bravo’s Sweet Home Oklahoma is back with a new series, Sweet Home, which follows the Oklahoma City business owner and the employees at her company, Jennifer Welch Designs, as they navigate the ups and downs (and literal tornadoes!) of transforming lackluster homes and offices into luxurious new spaces.

PEOPLE has an exclusive clip from the show ahead of its debut on Nov. 2.

This time around, Welsh has brought on a trio of millennial women to work alongside her, including office manager Sabah Khan, interior design associate Sarah Moll, and project manager Alex Hodges. And while her staff has changed, her closest companions have not: quirky best friend (and fellow Bravo star) Angie “Pumps” Sullivan is back with her signature humor, as well as Welsh’s ex-husband Josh, with whom she lives and co-parents their two sons.

“Pumps is still Pumps,” the design guru says affectionately of her longtime best friend in the clip. “We are like sisters.”

Despite their close bond and the design jargon that Pumps has proudly picked up, Welch, who has 20 years of experience in the field, is determined to keep her bestie separate from her business.

“I would never hire Pumps,” she swears. “She would take her bra off in client meetings, she would have to go out and have 95,000 smokes… she’d be a nightmare,” Welsh deadpans, as Pumps nods her head in agreement beside her.

“I think it’s better that we have our separate careers,” Pumps chimes in. “I agree,” Welsh adds.

With her ride-or-die on board for moral support and comic relief, Welch continues to tackle “bigger and better projects,” ranging from mansions to law firms to oil companies. Each episode centers on a unique space, which Welch and her team reimagine and revitalize.

Sweet Home is one of three new design shows Bravo is launching this fall. All will air on their new Friday block of shows.

Buying it Blind follows six couples who buy and renovate their new home without ever setting foot inside with help from a team of experts, and Get a Room with Carson & Thom is a makeover series lead by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy alums Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia.

Sweet Home premieres Friday, Nov. 2 (10 p.m. ET) on Bravo.

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Ermenegildo Zegna Launches XXX Capsule in the U.S.

TRIPLE X: Ermenegildo Zegna has teamed with Farfetch to launch its Ermenegildo Zegna XXX capsule collection in the U.S.
Designed by the brand’s creative director Alessandro Sartori to “match the identity of society’s boldest and most visionary members,” the capsule breaks the boundaries between streetwear and tailoring to offer a wardrobe of urban pieces, combining a contemporary, metropolitan look with sartorial quality. Ermenegildo Zegna officially kicked off its XXX project this year.
Retailing from $ 375 to $ 2,450, the Ermenegildo Zegna XXX capsule collection includes graphic windbreakers, bombers, T-shirts, sweatshirts, knits, as well as accessories such as fanny packs, pouches, basketball caps and hand-stitched sneakers, all embellished with the lineup’s signature XXX pattern.
Dedicated to the U.S. market, this capsule will be exclusively on sale on Farfetch beginning Monday.

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Louis Vuitton Launches Kishin Shinoyama Book in Tokyo

TOKYO — Louis Vuitton added five new titles to its “Fashion Eye” series of photo books this fall. On Thursday, the brand held a launch event at its Roppongi Hills store to commemorate the tome “Silk Road” by Kishin Shinoyama. The famed photographer is the first Japanese person to be selected as a part of the series.
The images in the book were originally published between 1981 and 1982 in eight separate volumes that included more than 1,200 photos. For the Vuitton edition, editor Patrick Remy cut this down to nearly 300, which was still far more than the roughly 70 to 80 shots that appear in the other Fashion Eye titles. So in order to keep the thickness of the book equal to that of the others in the series, the decision was made to use an extremely thin paper. Editorial director Julien Guerrier said it was a challenge to find a paper and printing method that would work without transparency issues, but eventually a solution was reached.
“It’s actually very fitting that you have this silk-like paper for a book on the Silk Road,” Guerrier said.
Shinoyama signed copies of the book and gave a short presentation at the event

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Mintdesigns RTW Spring 2019

Name: Mintdesigns
Main message: Nao Yagi and Hokuto Katsui gave their garden party-evoking collection a Space Age edge with tinsel wigs, Mylar visors and headscarves, and simple black cubes on their stark white runway. They showed loose, ankle-length dresses and skirts in sheer mesh or botanical prints, paired with fringed knits, wide herringbone striped tunics and linen suits. A few all-black looks, some with dark leopard-print pants or metallic accents, kept it from feeling too sweet or predictable.
The result: The easy shapes and soft textiles would be right at home at any picnic, but unexpected accents kept it feeling fresh, modern and urban.

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Diane von Furstenberg Receives International Rescue Committee Freedom Award

Diane von Furstenberg was recognized by the International Rescue Committee on Thursday evening with the organization’s Freedom Award at its annual gala, the Rescue Dinner. The designer visited refugees in June at the IRC’s offices in Alexandria, Greece, where she met IRC staff members and Syrian refugees, who were recovering from traumas experienced on their journeys while trying to reunite with their families in Northern Europe.
Earlier this week, von Furstenberg visited the New York Resettlement Office to participate in a refugee business development workshop, where she met with a Congolese woman who is committed to starting an ice cream business.
The IRC notes they award the Freedom Award to “individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in support of refugees, and who have championed the cause of liberty, individual freedom and dignity. Diane von Furstenberg, a legend in the fashion industry, is a dedicated philanthropist and an outspoken advocate for vulnerable people.”
It has previously been awarded to the likes of Michael Bloomberg, Sen. John McCain, George Soros, Kofi Annan, Madeleine Albright and Winston Churchill.

Diane von Furstenberg at the IRC office in Greece. 

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The Challenge’s Cara Maria Won’t Call Paulie Her Boyfriend — But Talks About Their Sex Life

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The hottest couple to come out of MTV’s The Challenge: Final Reckoning is about to take the next step in their relationship: tattoos.

Current Challengers Cara Maria Sorbello and her Big Brother alum beau Paulie Calafiore took a break from scaling walls and doing puzzles to appear on MTV’s new series, How Far Is Tattoo Far?, hosted by Jersey Shore queen Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Younger‘s Nico Tortorella.

On the show, each pair designs and selects a tattoo for the other person, only to be revealed after they’ve already been permanently inked.

Sitting on the couch before ink is put to skin, Cara Maria attempts to define her five-month relationship with Paulie: “We’re seeing each other. I guess we’re dating, but it’s not exclusive. It’s not commitment. We’re just enjoying each other while we have each other.”

Snooki isn’t fooled and asks outright, “How’s your sex?”

“It’s… the best I’ve ever had,” Cara Maria confesses. (Wonder what her Challenge exes, Abram Boise and Kyle Christie, think about that!)

While the new couple doesn’t exchange “I love yous,” Paulie hints that he has something he wants to say with that tattoo he’s going to have inked onto Cara Maria. “We tiptoe around a lot of things when it comes to our feelings,” he says. “I’ve got a secret and I’m going to reveal it in this tattoo.”

How Far Is Tattoo Far? airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on MTV.

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How the Lo Lifes Feel About Ralph Lauren Collaborating With Palace

The Lo Lifes feel robbed.
The Brooklyn crew that used to steal, wear and sell Ralph Lauren in the Eighties is frustrated that the iconic American brand is working on a collection with Palace instead of them.
According to Willie Esco, who founded the Lo Life brand in 2016, which sells apparel online inspired by Ralph Lauren’s most iconic pieces, someone from Palace’s team reached out to get a blessing from members of the group. But most of the Lo Lifes, who skew older, weren’t familiar with Palace when it announced earlier this month via billboards in Tokyo and Instagram posts that it would be collaborating with the brand they’ve collected, the designer they’ve worshiped and the clothes they’ve helped popularize in urban communities for more than 30 years.
“Look at what Gucci did with Dapper Dan. Ralph should have did [sic] something like that with the Lo Lifes,” said Esco, referring to Gucci-backed efforts to reopen Daniel Day’s Harlem store and atelier, which shut down in 1992. “I wasn’t shocked by the decision. It will generate great sales, but it feels like a money grab from both sides and dilutes what they are all about.”
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EXCLUSIVE: Swarovski Partners With Sarah Brightman for Her ‘Hymn’ Album, Tour

In order to make the classical soprano singer Sarah Brightman shine just a little bit more on her “Hymn” tour next year, Swarovski has teamed with the English crossover artist on a collection and partnership.
The approach to this link-up is multitiered. Swarovski and Brightman created a line of unisex and bespoke jewelry that will be available for purchase at Brightman’s concerts and online; plus, the company applied more than 600,000 Swarovski crystals to the costumes — and a custom tiara, which Brightman co-designed — she’ll wear on tour. A limited-edition version of her new album “Hymn,” customized by Swarovski, will also be for sale, replete with exclusive bonus content.
As part of her involvement with the design and consultation process, Brightman traveled to the brand’s headquarters in Wattens, Austria, to check out the corporate archives and gain further inspiration for her collection.

Sarah Brightman 

“I wanted to create something the fans would feel a natural connection to, and capture the essence of the show experience,” said Brightman, who’s known for donning otherworldly and lavish costumes when she’s on stage.
The “Hymn” tour, it seems, won’t lag in the decadence department. For the 125 dates Brightman is performing in cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore and São

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Ksenia Schnaider RTW Spring 2019

Name: Ksenia Schnaider
Main message: Ksenia Schnaider’s Ukrainian resort-themed collection was a breath of fresh air during a largely subdued Tokyo Fashion Week. Its kitschy vibe and beachy influences translated into a fun collection of urban cool-girl clothes. The designer said she was inspired by the makeup and high heel-wearing beachgoers from her home country. She sent out sequin-encrusted T-shirt dresses, Hawaiian sunset-print shirts, and denim with unfinished edges and plenty of cargo pockets. A standout fur-like frayed denim jacket closed the show.
The result: With high energy, a clear theme and a fresh feeling, the collection was one of the most promising of the first half of the week, and showed that the designer doesn’t take herself too seriously.

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Sagmeister & Walsh Explore the Power of Beauty with Help from Swarovski at the MAK Museum in Vienna

HIGHLY SENSITIZED: Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh, the creative duo behind Sagmeister & Walsh, turned to Swarovski for a little reinforcement to create “The Sensory Room.”
The multi-sensory installation is part of the “Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty” exhibition at the MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art in Vienna.
Through March 31, museum visitors will find an exhibition that is rooted in the power of beauty in design. The main attraction is the Sensory Room. Stepping into the crystal-encrusted, white cube-like area, patrons are immersed in fog, beams of color, citrus scents and sound. Combined, the overall effect of all the elements is meant to help visitors relax with a calming and soothing experience. Even the music — song of the Malaysian marsh frog — is meant to help patrons unwind.
The artistic four walls are encased in more than 26,000 Swarovski crystals. The two New York–based designers decided on Chalkwhite for a soft glow with an added luster. In total, Sagmeister & Walsh have chosen 70 items for the exhibition, which consumes most of the MAK on the Stubenring. Near the Selfie Station, visitors have the choice of virtually wearing one of two dresses designed by Mary Katrantzou. The longtime Swarovski collaborator

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Bette Midler on Hocus Pocus’ Enduring Appeal: It Was an ‘Ugly Duckling’ and ‘Now It’s a Swan’

Bette Midler wasn’t concerned with the negative reviews Hocus Pocus initially received.

“I never read the critics,” Midler, 72, told PEOPLE and other reporters on Monday at her annual Hulaween charity event, benefitting the New York Restoration project.

In the 25 years since its releaseHocus Pocus has become a cult classic, and no one is happier than Midler.

“It was like an ugly duckling,” Midler said. “A little creature that nobody thought could do anything and now it’s a swan. It’s found its wings and it’s just flown away. I think it’s fantastic.”

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Midler, who stars in the film alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, has been getting in the Hocus Pocus spirit, posting 25 images from the film to her Instagram, and recently attending Freeform’s Hocus Pocus 25th anniversary special.

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During the special, Midler explained that the project ‘intrigued’ her because it allowed her to “play physical comedy and be more than a little broad.”

She also revealed that due to the film’s practical effects, she actually got to fly while making the film, which she likened to choreography and described as “one of the greatest joys I’ve ever experienced as an actor.”

Midler explained, “It’s joyful, it’s also a dance, and there’s a lot of trying to be graceful while not being sure you weren’t going to be turned upside down.”

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In the past, Midler has been skeptical of attempts to remake Hocus Pocus. When it was reported that a TV reboot was being developed by Disney, Midler told PEOPLE it was “going to be cheap.”

“I’m not sure what they’re going to do with my character,” she said. “My character is very, very broad and I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Aldo Maria Camillo to Unveil Namesake Brand at Pitti Uomo

MILAN — Aldo Maria Camillo will unveil the first collection of his namesake label at Pitti Uomo, running in Florence Jan. 8 to 11.
The designer was selected by the international men’s wear trade show at its Pitti Italics Special Event.
“Aldo Maria Camillo works exclusively and with great focus on men’s fashion studying the masculine silhouette, with the aim of giving a new imprint and freshness to men’s wear. His cultural references belong to an intimately classical background, supported by solid stylistic training and an acute sensitivity to current worldwide events — which goes beyond fashion. He has talent, imagination, and a sense of material,” said Pitti Immagine director of communications and events Lapo Cianchi. “The new project of Aldo Maria is very personal and immediately engaged us, because we believe that in men’s wear it is essential to return to the standards of elegance nonetheless, re-read and renewed in a modern key. We want to join him in this adventure — the launching of his self-named brand — which now more than ever before requires courage and determination.”
A graduate from the New York Fashion Institute of Technology, Camillo kicked off his career in 2003 as an assistant fashion designer at Valentino. Three

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‘The Crown’ Costumes to Be Spotlighted in Exhibition Next Year at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

While many fans of “The Crown” are still pining over lead actress Claire Foy’s decision to move on to other roles, they will be able to find remnants of her Queen Elizabeth II portrayal next year at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.
Her character’s wedding dress from the Netflix drama will be among the 40 ensembles spotlighted in “Costuming the Crown.” The lead actress ended her two-season run by winning the Best Actress award at this year’s Emmys. With Olivia Colman taking on Foy’s royal part, Tobias Menzies replacing Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Emerald Fennell stepping in as Camilla Parker Bowles, the third season of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama is underway.
Back in Wilmington, Del., Kim Collison, manager of exhibitions and collection planning and her team at the museum are finessing the museum’s upcoming show, which will be held in the Winterthur Galleries starting March 30. Working with Left Bank Pictures, which produces the series with Sony Pictures Television, the exhibition will feature an assortment of accoutrements — tiaras, epaulets, medals and the like — along with the period-appropriate ensembles.
Winterthur first displayed a costume from “The Crown” last fall, when the first coronation dress that was used

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Christopher Kane Resort 2019

The designer took Tokyo’s dark side as his theme for this racy collection of neon sign colors, and textures and silhouettes that nodded to the city’s myriad sex clubs. The rubberized red lace dress and matching coat encapsulated the dark and slightly sinister mood of the collection, which was shot at night by Laurence Ellis.
Lacy lingerie dresses with barely there, rounded skirts had a Goth feel, as did a see-through black dress layered over a bright purple bra. There were some razor-sharp edges, too, in the form of pointed, jutting lapels on a black, rhinestone-edged satin coat and sporty tailored jacket. Softness came in the form of a two-tone hoodie with “More Baby More” written in iridescent letters across the front and a long and billowy white shirt proclaiming that universal truth: “Sh** Happens.”
During a walk-through, Kane said Tokyo has always offered “endless inspiration for me,” adding that his love of subversion is “never at the expense of the clothes. I want to empower women when they put on my work.”

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Balmain Returning to Couture

Look for Balmain on the couture calendar in January. Olivier Rousteing revealed this morning at WWD’s Retail & Apparel CEO Summit that he will be leading that charge.
Rousteing is “looking to bring back the Parisian DNA,” he said.
The prospect has a lot of business potential considering 80 percent of Balmain’s sales stem from ready-to-wear.
Accessories, fragrance and cosmetics are also on his wish list.
It’s a return to couture for Balmain for the first time in 16 years, since the departure of Oscar de la Renta in 2002.
Rousteing sounded as though he is up for the task. In the course of the discussion, he mentioned the importance of timelessness, quality and knowing your customers — or in his case, Balmain army.
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President Trump Says He Plans to Sign an Executive Order Terminating Birthright Citizenship

Donald Trump’s tough stance on immigration was pushed even further on Monday night, when the president revealed his plans to terminate birthright citizenship.

In an interview with Axios on HBO, Trump said he hopes to sign an executive order that would end the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which gives right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on American soil.

“It’s in the process. It’ll happen with an executive order,” Trump said, surprised the Axios on HBO hosts knew about his plan. “I didn’t think anybody knew that but me. I thought I was the only one.”

“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump said, adding that White House lawyers were working on it. “You can definitely do it with an act of Congress but now they’re saying I can do it with just an executive order.”

Many countries, including Canada, grant birthright citizenship, though Trump told Axios on HBO that it was only a problem in the United States.

“We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits,” Trump said. “It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.”

News of Trump’s plan comes a week before the mid-term elections, where feelings about his polarizing immigration policy are expected to be a driving factor to the polls.

Immigration has been a major focus of controversy throughout Trump’s presidential campaign and presidency — from his promises to build a wall to his now-reversed zero-tolerance policy that separated migrant children from their families and held them at detainment centers at the U.S./Mexico border.

The president has also been escalating his threats about a migrant caravan of 4,000 Central Americans walking through Central America fleeing violence and grim living conditions in their home countries and expected to seek asylum in the United States. On Monday, the Pentagon announced the deployment of 5,200 additionally troops to meet the caravan at the border.

I called up the military, they’re wasting their time,” he told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham in a pre-recorded interview that aired Monday, maintaining his unconfirmed claim that the group of immigrants coming included “many gang members.”

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As for what would happen to those immigrants applying for asylum, Trump said he plans to “build tent cities” and “hold” them there before their pending court dates rather than release them into the U.S.

“If they applied for asylum, we’re going to hold them until such time as their trial takes place,” Trump told Ingraham. “We’re going to put up, we’re going to build tent cities. We’re going to put tents up all over the place. We’re not going to build structures and spend all of this, you know, hundreds of millions of dollars — we’re going to have tents. … They’re going to be very nice.”

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Joe Bananas Makes Leap From Sydney to New York

Kim Bourke and Evan Sturrock are all in.
The co-owners of Joe Bananas, a 40-year-old Australian luxury men’s brand, have picked up stakes, moved halfway around the world to New York and opened their first store on Madison Avenue.
“When Americans dream big, they dream of making it in New York City,” Bourke said. “And when Australians dream big, they dream of making it in New York City.”
And so he and his business partner — and brother-in-law — took the leap of faith, leaving their home, and their two stores in Sydney, to open a 1,600-square-foot space at 943 Madison Avenue, between 74th and 75th streets, next door to The Met Breuer. The store had a soft opening last week and the grand opening is scheduled for Oct. 18.
A peek inside gives the first hint at what makes Joe Bananas different. Although the brand offers a wide range of products, it is best known for its colorful sport coats that are created from limited-edition, handcrafted silk textiles in patterns that are inspired by nature in Australia. It takes 250-300 days on average to weave one bolt of fabric that will in turn produce only six jackets that retail starting at $ 2,800 and go up

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Martha Stewart Is Brand Ambassador for Aerosoles

Lifestyle doyenne Martha Stewart is partnering with Aerosoles to be its brand ambassador and collaborate on a line of footwear, handbags and accessories for the footwear retailer.
The first style will be a limited collection of rain boots for holiday, to be followed by a complete collection for spring that will include casual and dress flats, heeled sandals, luxury mules and slides, as well as espadrille wedges. Handbags and accessories will follow.
Stewart said, “It’s fun. What we’re trying to do with Aerosoles [is] make gorgeous shoes at the right price.”
She spoke about a recent visit to Bergdorf Goodman’s shoe salon. “You couldn’t move. There were so many people shelving out thousands of dollars for a new pair of shoes. The shoes were gorgeous, but the average Joe can’t go there. We’re trying to make affordable shoes for the average person.”
First up are the equestrian-inspired rain boots, under the tag Martha Stewart for Aerosoles, which will range in price from $ 79 to $ 99. According to Stewart, they will sell on Aerosoles beginning Nov. 1, and later on at QVC, where Stewart already sells her apparel offerings. She said there was no decision yet on whether her shows will mix the fashion and

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Hare RTW Spring 2019

Name: Hare
Main message: A stark white runway got pops of bright greens, yellows and blues as Hare’s models walked in sporty mesh dresses, straight-leg pants, ankle-length skirts and bomber jackets. The silhouettes were familiar but the brand, designed by a team, has a large digital following, proving its commercial appeal. A head-to-toe shibori tie-dye look on denim and chambray, and a satin jumpsuit in a marbled paint print stood out, while details such as fanny packs and large cargo pockets hinted at a Nineties theme.
The result: While the pieces themselves were not particularly exciting, the styling and accessories helped to elevate them slightly, and the bright colors contrasting with black and white felt fresh.

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Rankin Marks Thirty Years of Snapping with Rizzoli Book, Unfashionable

THE BIG 3-0: “It was a mammoth task and it felt pretty impossible to get down to just 324 pages,” said the photographer Rankin of his 30th anniversary book, Unfashionable. “At one point if we had printed the edit, it would have been around 3,000 pages.”
The book, which is published on Tuesday in the U.K. and next month in the U.S., has been published by Rizzoli. It details Rankin’s career-defining moments, gives insights into his photographic process and nods to his longtime collaborators and contributors including Katie Grand, who wrote the foreword and Jefferson Hack, who penned the afterword.
There is also an In Conversation feature with Kate Moss. He said of all three: “They have been the most influential to my career and without them I have no idea what I’d be doing today.”
Unfashionable opens with Rankin’s most recent images, including a provocative portrait of an elderly female model wearing see-through lingerie and a shot of Bella Hadid for the Love Magazine Advent Calendar.
It works its way backward through time and features photographs of Nineties club kids and famous faces such as Heidi Klum and Helena Christensen. There is also early black and white portrait photography from the Eighties and Nineties.
“I had particular projects

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‘Happy Happy Joy Joy’: Porsha Williams Reveals She’s Expecting a Girl with Fiancé Dennis McKinley

Porsha Williams is getting a “mini princess.”

The pregnant Real Housewives of Atlanta star revealed over the weekend that she’s expecting a baby girl with fiancé Dennis McKinley.

Sharing photos and videos from the couple’s sex reveal party, the 37 year old documented the moment they found out they’ll have a daughter.

In one video, filmed in slow-motion and soundtracked by “I Got Sunshine,” partygoers set off confetti poppers, creating a glittery cloud of pink.

“Wow the shape of a heart,” Williams wrote. “Thank you all for all of your LOVE & support #BabyMckinleygenderReveal.”

In another post, Williams showed off her special blue and pink hair for the party, telling her followers, “Hello friends! Had the best time celebrating at my baby gender reveal party over the weekend – it’s a GIRL!! – my heart is SO full! ”

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Earlier in the day, Williams also excitedly danced while rubbing her baby bump, writing, “HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY #MiniPrincessPorsha.”

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Williams exclusively revealed her pregnancy to PEOPLE last month, noting that she had “mixed feelings” when she initially found out because she suffered a miscarriage six years ago.

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“The other feeling that I had beside excitement was fear,” she said.

“Going into the first appointment and being able to see baby and hear baby and know that baby is fine, then I can really wrap my mind around actually becoming a mommy,” she added.

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Williams — who got engaged to McKinley this month — told PEOPLE that the couple had already been talking about names before learning the baby’s sex.

“One of the names that we got rid of that he liked was Napoleon. , ‘I don’t know about that one for a boy!’ ” she said. “One of the names that he has absolutely settled on — I’m not settled on it yet — is PJ. PJ stands for Porsha Jr. He wants to name our daughter Porsha Jr.”

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Psycho Bunny to Open First U.S. Retail Store in Miami

Psycho Bunny is jumping into the retail fray in Miami.
The New York-based men’s brand with the slightly maniacal rabbit logo with its teeth hanging over a skull and crossbones, is opening its first store in the Aventura Mall this fall.
The brand operates two stores in Panama, two in Mexico and will open one in Bogotá, Colombia, by the end of the year. There are also 17 retail locations in Japan, including a flagship in Shibuya.
The concept is a bit unorthodox since the store will have two iterations: a 1,400-square-foot space will open as a pop-up at the beginning of November and stay in operation through the middle of January. At that point, it will be closed until the middle of March when it will reopen permanently as a 1,600-square-foot flagship.
“Because of the timing of when we signed the lease, we needed more time to [create a flagship],” said Robert Goldman, who operates the brand with Robert Godley. So to capitalize on the holiday traffic, a pop-up was created that will replicate a working artist’s studio. It is being designed by the Montreal-based architectural firm, Aedifica, which has worked with Adidas, Aldo and others.
Each side of the Psycho Bunny store will

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Catherine Deneuve Set to Sell YSL Wardrobe During Couture Week

BELLE DE JOUR: French actress Catherine Deneuve is putting her personal collection of Yves Saint Laurent pieces up for auction at Christie’s France.
Starting January 23 during Paris Couture Week, the auction house will unveil 300 items of clothing and accessories belonging to Deneuve, a longtime friend of Saint Laurent’s.
It will put on sale 150 lots on January 24, with additional pieces being presented online from January 23 to January 30. An exhibition of the lots will be open to the public between January 19 and 24.
“Today, I am letting go of my house in Normandy where I kept this collection, not without sadness,” said Deneuve in a statement. “These are creations by such a talented man, who only designed to make women more beautiful.”
A standout piece up for sale is a short, fringed and embroidered dress from the spring 1969 haute couture collection that Deneuve wore when she first met Alfred Hitchcock in 1969, estimated to sell for between 3,000 euros and 5,000 euros.
Other lots include a long peacock blue silk evening dress from the fall 1997 collection worth 2,000 to 3,000 euros, and a black wool Le Smoking tuxedo, chosen by Deneuve to wear at the couture house’s 20th

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Jenny Fax RTW Spring 2019

Name: Jenny Fax
Main message: “An ordinary girl from a small town is going to buy a flower print dress for her date. That is so romantically sad,” said Shueh Jen-Fang’s show notes. Prone to taking inspiration from childhood themes and experiences, the designer made this collection a grown-up storybook tale. Spanning clown-like jumpsuits with exaggerated shoulders to sweet floral or pastel dresses with huge pockets, it permeated humor. But there were also plenty of less innocent details, like dresses, skirts and long fringed shorts worn with buttons and zippers undone to show the navel, or satin thong underwear attached to the outside of frocks and extending all the way up to the shoulders. Tiny cropped jackets, an oversize, stonewashed denim double-breasted blazer, and mismatched sleeves played with proportion.
The result: As the last show of Tokyo’s spring fashion week, it did not disappoint, cleverly mixing together unique yet wearable pieces with more theatrical, conceptual ones.

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Blufin Introduces Be Blumarine Contemporary Brand

MILAN — Blufin, the fashion group controlling the Blumarine brand, is launching a new upper contemporary label, named Be Blumarine.
The new brand replaces Blugirl, which will be discontinued from the pre-fall 2019 season, when the company will unveil the first Blu Blumarine collection.
To inaugurate the new course, Blufin has tapped Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez, the founders of the Au Jour Le Jour contemporary brand, as creative directors of Be Blumarine. Blugirl was previously designed by Anna Molinari, who will remain creative director of the Blumarine luxury line.
“This new brand was born after some serious consideration on the Blugirl label. We wanted something more mature, more modern and more dynamic, and I think that we had to incorporate in the new brand the name of our first line, which is well-known in the world,” said Gianguido Tarabini, Blufin chief executive officer. “Be Blumarine is for a woman aged from 25 who want to dress herself in a young way, with high-quality clothes that reflect the Blumarine world but are more accessible in terms of prices.”
In order to mark a clear distinction between Blumarine and Be Blumarine, Blufin developed a range for the contemporary line featuring an average wholesale price of

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97-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Among 11 Killed in Synagogue Mass Shooting

Siblings, a husband and wife and a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor were among the 11 worshipers slain at a Saturday morning Shabbat service in a Pittsburgh synagogue, authorities said.

The victims’ identities were released by the medical examiner’s office after the next of kin for all 11 had been notified of their deaths, allegedly at the hands of Robert Bowers. Six others were wounded, including four responding police officers.

A few biographical details about the dead have also been released by authorities and are included where available.

This post will be updated as more is known about the slain victims, who are:

Joyce Feinberg, 75

Richard Godfried, 65

Rose Mallinger, 97, who survived Holocaust

Jerry Rabinowitz, 66

Cesil Rosenthal, 59, brother to victim David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal, 54, brother to victim Cesil Rosenthal

Bernice Simon, 84, wife to Sylvan Simon

Sylvan Simon, 86, husband to Bernice Simon

Daniel Stein, 71

Melvin Wax, 88

and Irving Yungner, 69

“We are going to get through this,” Police Chief Scott Schubert said Sunday. “We are going to continue on and show what Pittsburgh is made of.”

Suspect Bowers is accused of attacking the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood about 9:50 a.m. Saturday, according to prosecutors, who have said he was armed with three handguns and an assault rifle.

U.S. Attorney Scott Brady told reporters on Sunday that during the rampage, Bowers allegedly talked about genocide and wanting to kill Jewish people.

The synagogue is used by three different congregations, all of whom were practicing there on Saturday.

Bowers has been charged with 29 federal crimes, most of which carry a maximum penalty of death, Brady said: He faces 11 counts of murdering victims exercising their religious beliefs and 11 counts of using a firearm to commit murder as well as seven additional charges in connection with his alleged attack on the responding police officers at the scene, four of whom were wounded.

Bowers will make his first court appearance on Monday afternoon, according to authorities.

He remains in custody in the hospital following surgery after being wounded during the shootings.

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Former Apparel Execs Aim to Make Most Comfortable Men’s Denim

Ryan Mark and Danny Kurtzman are calling Alday, their new men’s denim line, the most comfortable jeans on the market.
Alday is the brainchild of Mark and Kurtzman, who were struggling to find stretch denim for men that wasn’t constricting.
The cofounders and designers, who met while working at 3Point Distribution, a California company that manages the design and production on a variety of brands including the men’s wear line Ezekiel, struggled to find stretch denim that felt good, so they decided to introduce their own brand on Kickstarter.
“We couldn’t find a pair of denim that was both comfortable and still looked great, so we decided to create the most comfortable denim ourselves,” Mark said. “Our goal is not to just build another clothing brand, but to create a product that people truly enjoy. We chose Kickstarter to build up a core audience that is passionate about the product and wants to be involved in its growth.”
Alday denim is made with open knit technology that features four-way stretch, deep pockets for cell phones and hardware that helps denim hold up to daily wear and tear. This results in a lightweight denim that works for a variety of body types.
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Melania and Donald Trump Gearing Up for Halloween at the White House

TRICK OR TREAT: Fright might be a common denominator across party lines, but the first couple will be taking a more playful approach to Halloween with a pre-holiday celebration Sunday at the White House.
First Lady Mamie Eisenhower was the first to celebrate Halloween at the White House with a luncheon for staffers’ wives in the State Dining Room. Skeleton decorations were strewn from the wall lights, and jack-o-lanterns, dried corn stalks, pumpkins and red apples added to the decor. But this weekend’s White House trick-or-treaters will be making the rounds, thanks to Caroline Kennedy and her late brother, John Jr., who were the first presidential children to celebrate the holiday with other children. The Kennedys also introduced a charitable component to the festivities with President Kennedy talking up UNICEF in 1961, according to the White House Historical Association. Former first daughter Amy Carter celebrated a birthday at the White House with a Halloween-themed party, as did Hillary Clinton decades later on more than one occasion. (Clinton turned 71 today.)
For Halloween with the Trumps, cornstalks will stretch along columns up to the second-floor Truman balcony, and assortment of foliage, decorative pumpkins, gourds and hay bales will add to the fall feel.

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Mistergentleman Men’s Spring 2019

Takeshi Osumi and Yuichi Yoshii’s shows have come to be known as a highlight of Tokyo Fashion Week, and this season was no different. Since they began staging runway shows, they have honed their style so that each collection is fun and uplifting, and stylish with a hint of humor. The theme for spring was “vibrant,” which was clearly illustrated through their diverse color palette.
The designers layered sheer T-shirts over solid ones, sheer bomber jackets over button-down shirts, and sheer shorts over khaki ones. Bright neon trim appeared on the cuffs of dress shirts and at the back of trenchcoats, and panels of contrasting fabric were added to moto jackets and short-sleeved shirts. A series of color-blocked leggings and body-hugging jumpsuits in mixed prints were worn under more formal pieces such as blazers and toggle coats.
From socks with sporty drawcord tops to bags made by Outdoor Products, Karrimor and Speedo, the accessories rounded out the collection with fun and function.

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Australian Cult Brand Spell & The Gypsy Collective Lands in U.S.

Australian fashion labels, many of which are in the spotlight as Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, tours the antipodes, have long been popular in Southern California, where the climate and beach culture mirror the land of Oz.
Spell & The Gypsy Collective, the 10-year-old contemporary brand started by sisters Isabella Pennefather and Elizabeth Abegg, opened its first stand-alone retail space in the U.S., a pop-up at 1108 Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, Calif. Open through Nov. 25, the shop has attracted cult lovers of the brand, some of whom traveled from as far away as Florida and Canada just to shop.

The Spell & The Gypsy Collective pop-up shop on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, Calif. 
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“Because we’re slow fashion, we don’t make too many pieces so they tend to sell out very quickly,” said Pennefather, who started out in 2008 making jewelry that she sold at the open-air market in Byron Bay, Australia. When her sister, Lizzy, came on board a few years later, they expanded into clothing and e-commerce, and the business grew from there.
“I remember when we had a clunky web site and early bloggers such as Oracle Fox [whose given name is Amanda Shadforth] bought our things at the

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Meghan Markle Surprises Fans with Emotional Speech at Invictus Games’ Closing Ceremony

The Invictus Games concluded Saturday with a speech from its founder Prince Harry — and an unscheduled one from his new wife Meghan Markle.

The couple both addressed the crowd in Sydney, Australia, thanking the veterans and wounded service members whom the Paralympics-style competition honors for their strength and sense of humor.

For the occasion, the Duchess of Sussex, 37 — known for putting her own spin on classic style — wore an olive green custom tuxedo dress from Italian designer Antonio Berardi. She paired it with peach Casablanca pumps from her go-to shoemaker Aquazzura.

Meghan also wore statement jewelry, opting for large black and gold dangly earrings and bangles to play off the simplicity of her frock — a bold choice for a woman who usually prefers more minimalist accessories.

Pulled into an elegant updo, Meghan’s hair gently draped her face.

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Meanwhile, Prince Harry wore a smart grey suit and a white button-down with no tie.

During the closing ceremony, the mom-to-be (Meghan and Harry, 34, are expecting their first child in the spring!) took the stage as the crowd erupted in cheers.

“It’s such an honor to be here tonight with all of you and supporting my husband at the Invictus Games, which he founded four years ago,” she began. “In a short span of time, the games have evolved into an international platform of some of the best athletics and sportsmanship you could ever witness, coupled with a camaraderie and close-knit community, which can only be defined as the Invictus spirit.”

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Meghan also revealed that she has a special connection to the wounded and recovering service members and veterans who participate in the games.

“​I’m not sure if many of you know this, but a few years ago, before I had met my husband, I had the incredible honor of visiting troops deployed all over the world, from the U.K. to Italy and Afghanistan, and several other countries,” she recalled.

“In traveling to these military bases, I was given a very special glimpse into the lives of those who serve our countries. ​I was able to see the unshakable bonds between service men and women on the ground together, but at the same time to feel the palpable longing for family and friends while deployed,” she continued.

Then she shared how moved she was by one veteran who excitedly gave Harry and her a hug last week.

“The Novak family from Chicago is a prime example of this very thing,” shared Meghan. “When their son Ryan suffered a severe injury leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, doctors said he would never be able to walk again. But after speaking to his mom, Karri, it was clear that it was through Ryan’s strength of spirit, and with the unwavering support of his parents, that he was able to prove all of those doctors wrong.”

Meghan continued: “Not only has Ryan competed in sailing, swimming and athletics this week, but when Harry and I saw him at the finish line of the sailing competition, he literally jumped into our boat — with dexterity and ease, by the way — to give both of us a hug.”

“Seeing Ryan’s mom on the water that day, waving a flag to cheer him on was a moment I will never forget,” Meghan said.

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Earlier in the day, to attend the wheelchair basketball final, Meghan wore a maroon top by Australian brand Scanlan Theodore and black pants as Harry wore a black Invictus Games polo shirt.

The couple was greeted with roaring applause and seated with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Christopher Pyne.

Later, the couple presented gold medals to Team USA as they congratulated each player on their victory.

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New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Vegas Date Overlap Causing Angst

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe — make your choice — New York Fashion Week: Men’s or MAGIC.
A shift in dates by Project, the flagship men’s wear trade show of the MAGIC Marketplace in Las Vegas, to a week earlier in February is forcing many brands and retailers to choose between the two events or, in the case of smaller designers, create extra samples in order to have a presence at both.
NYFW: Men’s will run Feb. 4 to 6 in New York City while Project will run Feb. 5 to 7 in Las Vegas.
Already Liberty Fairs and Agenda have had to leave their longtime home at the Sands Convention Center in order to align with Project’s dates and have secured a spot in downtown Las Vegas for their shows.
Sharifa Murdock, co-owner of Liberty, said she’s aiming to deliver a different experience this time. Liberty will be held at the World Market Center, which she described as an “open space with four big tents” that will allow Liberty a clean slate to “create what we want. We’re going to do something brand new,” she said.
That will include “a lot of activations” that will offer a “fresh” take on the trade show scene. “We

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Chanel Métiers d’Art to Expand Presence at Hyères Festival

HYÈRES HYÈRES: The luxury brands have been steadily moving in on the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, and for the next edition in April 2019 expect a bigger presence from Chanel Métiers d’Art.
The festival in April featured an exhibition of Maison Lemarié creations produced in collaboration with the house’s artistic director, Christelle Kocher, who also presided over the accessories jury. But for next time, “We’re working on a project that will involve all 12 of the Chanel Métiers d’Art houses,” said festival founder Jean-Pierre Blanc, who recently opened the call for entries for 2019. Candidates have until Dec. 21 to apply. Blanc, who at the event’s last edition bemoaned the dearth of anglophone candidates, said Fabio Piras, MA fashion program course director at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, will attend the next festival.
In terms of signatures versus France’s other high-profile fashion prizes like the LVMH Prize and ANDAM, Hyères has always been about spotlighting young talents straight out of school, he said. Past Hyères festival winners include Paco Rabanne’s Julien Dossena, Viktor & Rolf’s Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren and Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello. Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, who since scooping the main fashion prize

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Figue RTW Spring 2019

Stephanie von Watzdorf was awash in the afterglow of the Meghan Markle effect when presenting her spring Figue collection. The Duchess of Sussex wore a floral dress from the collection for her first speech on the royal tour in Fiji earlier this week. “She’s in Fiji, which is one of my dream destinations, and she’s talking about women’s empowerment and education, which is so on my radar, aside from animals and outfits,” said von Watzdorf, adding that Markle’s effect on sales is real.
As for the spring collection, von Watzdorf titled it Nomad Love. She culled decorative elements — stripes, beading, florals, embroidery — from nomadic tribes the world over and coalesced them into pajama tops and bottoms, silk and cotton caftans, peasant tops and robes that fit the bill for pretty, bohemian style whether you’re wandering the globe or going about your everyday life and want something that telegraphs “summer.” What felt newest were airy, voluminous cotton dresses in polka dots, a quilted ikat robe and a great pearl and evil eye jewelry collaboration with Beck Jewels.

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Andrea Lieberman, Petra Flannery Team for A.L.C. Dinner

The flurry of Los Angeles store openings continues at Palisades Village, the latest being A.L.C., the contemporary brand founded by former stylist Andrea Lieberman in 2008. Lieberman teamed with her former assistant and current super stylist Petra Flannery to host a small dinner at The Draycott on Thursday for her close friends Liz Friedlander, Jennifer Meyer, Erin Foster plus stylists Karla Welch, Erica Cloud and Annabelle Harron. Draycott owner Marissa Hermer was also in the mix, as was actress Olivia Hamilton.
“A small gathering is more my speed,” said Lieberman, a Westside resident. “I admire all these women so much and am so thankful for their support all these years.” Flannery has similar praise for her old boss and good friend. “I’ve learned so much from her, and how she puts her brains into her business. Andrea is proof that you can do it all — family, work, friends.”

Andrea Lieberman and Erin Foster 
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She’s certainly come a long way since she opened her first shop in New York’s SoHo, Culture & Reality. That was inspired by the two years she spent living in Africa post-Parsons, and Lieberman said she still treasures a trunk of old merchandise that her father saved from

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2 More Suspicious Packages Found in Florida and N.Y.C. Addressed to Corey Booker, James Clapper

Following a series of pipe bombs sent in the mail to various influential Democrats over the course of this week, two more suspicious packages were discovered on Friday morning.

The FBI confirmed one of them was similar in appearance to those previously sent and was addressed to Democratic New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker. It was intercepted in Florida.

The other, the NYPD tells PEOPLE, was discovered at post office facility at 322 W. 52nd street in New York City. The area has since been closed down to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. CNN reports that it was addressed to James Clapper at the news network’s office, the former director of national intelligence, who left the role in 2017.

Clapper called into CNN after the news broke, saying, “My wife and I are away from home right now. And our neighbors have been retrieving our mail. Been very concerned about them. So in one sense, it’s kind of a relief, but it’s not a surprise.”

He continued, “This is definitely domestic terrorism. No question about it in my mind.”

RELATED: Two Suspicious Packages Intended for Joe Biden Intercepted, Bringing the Total to At Least 10

On Wednesday afternoon, explosive devices were intercepted before reaching former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. A device addressed to former CIA chief John Brennan was delivered to CNN’s New York headquarters and prompted an evacuation. Officials said the devices addressed to Obama, Clinton and CNN appear to have been sent by the same person, The Washington Post reported.

Days earlier, an explosive device was found in the mailbox of liberal philanthropist George Soros.

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And on Thursday, the FBI confirmed on Twitter that two suspicious packages addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and “similar in appearance” to the others had been intercepted at mail facilities in Delaware. One was found at a postal center in New Castle, the Associated Press reported, and the other at a facility in Wilmington.

California Rep. Maxine Waters and actor Robert De Niro were also sent packages on Wednesday and Thursday respectively, which brings the total to at least 12.

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Uncovered packages contained pipe bombs packed with shards of glass, authorities have said. All have been disabled by police without any reported injuries. A manhunt is underway for the sender.

“If you have info that could assist the #FBI’s investigation of suspicious packages, call 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324) or use,” the FBI tweeted on Thursday, adding a photo of one of the packages. “If you observe suspicious activity that requires an immediate response, call 911 or contact local law enforcement immediately.”

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Isaia to Open London Flagship

Isaia will open its first store in London, a 4,800-square foot shop at 45 Conduit Street, on Nov. 4. This marks the first store in the U.K. for the Naples-based luxury men’s brand, which operates some 14 stores elsewhere in Europe as well as in Asia and the U.S.
Gianluca Isaia, chief executive officer and third generation of the family-owned company, said: “I visited London for the first time in 1976 when I was 13 years old and have loved it ever since. London is truly one of the greatest cities in the world. The history, sophistication and the love of tailoring make it the perfect place for Isaia to have a home.”
The store is being designed by Ferrari Architetti and will be decorated with art and artifacts sourced by interior designer Alberta Saladino that speak to its legacy near the Bay of Naples. It will include features also found in other stores such as a vintage Campari bar and a red lacquered piano.
It will be divided into distinct areas intended to spotlight the full range of offerings, including sportswear, tailored clothing and accessories, and there will be a separate made-to-measure area and a “Vesuvio” VIP room.
Conduit Street in London’s West End

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Hugo Boss Teams With Jeremyville on Holiday Capsule

Every year, Hugo Boss commissions an artist to create a special collection to commemorate the Chinese New Year and the holiday season. Some years it’s easier, like 2018, the Year of the Dog, when the German brand worked with artist Julian Meagher to create Playforever, a collection centered around race cars where a dog is featured in the driver’s seat.
But 2019 will be the Year of the Pig, which creative director Ingo Wilts admitted “was a little bit challenging. How can we do Hugo Boss and a pig in a fun way?”

The sneakers are printed with pigs and other characters. 

But when the brand found New York City-based artist Jeremyville, he soon put its fears to rest. The artist offered up a colorful cityscape featuring an array of characters, including pigs, that the brand put on accessories such as bags and shoes as well as apparel. The characters were printed onto leather accessories in a relief design, a leather backpack features a Jeremyville rabbit, and a sneaker has a raised pig motif. There are also dress shirts, sweatshirts, tees and bombers as well as figurines, charms and iPhone cases.

The Jeremyville backpack for Hugo Boss. 

“It’s a nice collaboration,” he said. “We’re quite

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Tory Sport RTW Spring 2019

Two-and-a-half years after Tory Burch launched Tory Sport, the brand’s performance results are coming in. “It’s interesting to start to see what the business is coming to,” Burch said last week during a preview of the spring collection. “We’re starting to see what makes sense, less is more, and what is working for us.” The collection is not just cute, colorful and branded, although it is definitively all of those things — it’s also become a viable player in terms of performance wear. Yoga and running, particularly the seamless pieces, are doing well, as is golf.
For spring, Burch amped up the color with the Bauhaus principles of form and function in mind, working in fuchsia, red, green, blue and white in graphic stripes and lots of chevron. The clothes she wore to play sports in high school in the Seventies were on her mind, so chevron track jackets and silky soccer jerseys were updated in lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics as opposed to the pure polyester the vintage styles came in. Weatherproof outerwear stood out, as did a few fabulous chunky hand knit cotton sweaters that fell into Tory Sport’s “coming and going” category. There was a new tennis skort and

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Models 1 Establishes Scholarship for Central Saint Martins Students

HELPING HAND: Models 1, the British modeling agency behind the likes of Linda Evangelista and Yasmin Le Bon, is marking its 50th anniversary by partnering with Central Saint Martins to introduce a new scholarship for BA Fashion students.
As part of the scholarship, the agency will offer to pay the final year tuition fees for one home or European student on the course. They will also provide the winning student — chosen based on academic merit and financial need — with eight models for their graduation show, as well as a model to shoot their final-year collection.
The aim of the partnership was for the agency, which frequently works with Saint Martins alumni, to give back to the industry and support British talent.
“We realize the significance of encouraging and producing exceptional design talent of tomorrow. This partnership also coincides with Models 1’s 50th birthday and this was our way to commemorate our involvement in fashion,” said Pauline Rendell, director and head of accounts at Models 1.

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People Keep Scattering Ashes at Disney Theme Parks — and Custodians Are Over It

From weddings to proposals to birthdays, Disney theme parks are normally a place to rejoice. But it turns out many people use them to mourn, as well.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, guests often visit Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California, with the intention of sprinkling a loved one’s ashes around the park. In fact, it happens so often — about once a month, reportedly — that custodians have a special code name for handling it.

It’s referred to as a “HEPA cleanup,” which, sources told the outlet, references the ultra-fine vacuum needed to suck the ashes up.

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It’s technically a misdemeanor to spread cremated remains anywhere without permission — “this type of behavior is strictly prohibited and unlawful. Guests who attempt to do so will be escorted off property,” a Disney rep told the Journal — but those who’ve done so say it’s actually pretty easy.

One woman, Jodie Jackson Wells, recalled packing her mother’s ashes into a pill bottle. Others have used makeup compacts and hidden a Ziploc at the bottom of their bag.

“Anyone who knew my mom knew Disney was her happy place,” Wells said of her decision to the Journal. “I had two fistfuls of the ashes and I literally leapt like I was a dancer.”

The most popular final resting places within the parks are flower beds and bushes, Magic Kingdom lawns, outside the park gates, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, the moat underneath the flying elephants of the Dumbo ride — and above all, the Haunted Mansion, according to the outlet.

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“The Haunted Mansion probably has so much human ashes in it that it’s not even funny,” one custodian explained to the Journal.

When ashes are discovered, the attraction has to be closed because of “technical difficulties,” the outlet reported. Someone then has to ride through it alone and sweep up any and all ashes. The good news? The guests who are forced to relinquish their place in line are often gifted Fast Passes.

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There are other substances around the park that often get mistaken for an informal burial — like funnel cake residue, for example — and much of the ashes that do get sprinkled likely don’t get cleaned up, at least not right away. None of the people the Journal talked to believed custodians saw them dispersing the ashes.

Reps from Walt Disney World did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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Michael Strahan Expands Into Jeans

NEW YORK — Michael Strahan is expanding his fashion brand.
The former Giants defensive end and media personality is launching jeans to add to his successful men’s wear collection at J.C. Penney.
He teamed with denim guru Eric Goldstein of Jean Shop, RRL, Gap and fame to create a collection under the Collection by Michael Strahan moniker. It is being offered in one straight fit in four washes, ranging from light to dark, and also includes a denim jacket. The washes are named after neighborhoods in New York: Gramercy, SoHo, Astoria and Williamsburg.
The line is priced at $ 70 for the jeans and $ 80 for the jacket but the out-the-door prices are $ 34.99 and $ 39.99, respectively, and will be merchandised within the Michael Strahan clothing department at 300 J.C. Penney stores as well as online.
In an exclusive interview at the “Good Morning America” studios, Strahan said he has high hopes for the jeans, which will join his tailored clothing, furnishings, ath-leisure, luggage, shoes and underwear collections at Penney’s.
“It’s launching in 300 stores and a lot of our products are in more than 600 stores, so we’re halfway to where we want to get,” he said. “For Penney’s, they’ll roll it out in

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Hatch Cracks the West Coast With Brentwood, Calif., Store

Hatch, the digitally native lifestyle brand for women before, during and after pregnancy, today opens its second permanent brick-and-mortar location after New York, in the tony Los Angeles enclave of Brentwood.
Located across from the Brentwood Country Mart at 260 26th Street, the 1,400-square-foot space was designed by Hilary Koyfman and Caitlin Levin, the same designers of Hatch’s New York flagship in SoHo. The store will house not only Hatch’s ready-to-wear apparel and Hatch Mama beauty products, but also serve as a community center to educate women through ongoing panel discussions, wellness programs and expert series talks that focus on everything from lactation support to sleep training to labor and delivery options.
Launched by Ariane Goldman in 2011, the brand’s mission is to empower women through community and offer solution-based clothing and natural beauty products for all stages of their lives.
“California is our second-biggest market, and we had a pop-up a few years ago in West Hollywood for four weeks that was a success, so we knew we’d be back,” Goldman said. The store, in a brick house-style building, sits across the street from Jenni Kayne’s Brentwood Country Mart store. It’s a popular strolling neighborhood for locals, but Goldman said Hatch is also

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Berluti Men’s Spring 2019

While fellow designers Kim Jones at Dior and Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton were making splashy runway debuts in June, Kris Van Assche was quietly unveiling his first collection for Berluti to buyers in showroom appointments.
Editors discovered the collection this week, when it was presented in a temporary glass-walled pavilion designed by Jean Prouvé, set up on the Place de la Concorde in Paris to coincide with the FIAC contemporary art fair.
Designed as a prologue to his first runway show, scheduled for January, the capsule line reflected the mix of tailoring and sportswear that has been a trademark of Van Assche’s previous work, both at Dior men’s and for his own label.
Cropped-leg suits and white shirts, some with black leather patches, rubbed shoulders with smart cashmere blousons and hoodies, including one in paper-thin red lamb leather.
Van Assche used the Scritto, an 18th-century manuscript motif that normally appears on Berluti shoes, in a variety of guises: as a graphic black print on a white T-shirt, a multicolored pattern on a black shirt, or tone-on-tone jacquard accents on a cream tuxedo.
The house’s trademark patina appeared as a blue and red colorway deployed across clothing — such as a cashmere and silk crewneck

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Fashion Group International’s 2018 Honorees for the Night of Stars

Superstar — Vera Wang
Vera Wang’s name is nearly synonymous with all things bridal, but her body of work is much more than that.
And this year’s Superstar award winner has experienced different sides of the industry that others may have only observed secondhand. Her Sarah Lawrence years included a semester abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris and culminated with a degree in art history. That appreciation for art is evident in her collections and her homes. An accomplished figure skater, Wang hung up her skates professionally to take her first job at Vogue magazine, where she remained for 15 years before joining Ralph Lauren as design director for accessories.
A few years later, as she was nearing 40, her father “really pushed the agenda,” encouraging her to start her own company, a decision that she wasn’t gunning to do at that time, Wang has said. “I remember the day I signed my lease for my Madison Avenue store, I had such a feeling of dread and fear of failure. My father was downright fanatical about this. He was a businessman. He said, ‘Bridal’s a good business. There will always be brides, and it’s something you can control. You’ll be working just a

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Megyn Kelly Apologizes Again for Blackface Comments Amid Criticism from Today Colleagues

Megyn Kelly began Wednesday’s episode of Megyn Kelly Today with two words: “I’m sorry.”

Holding back tears, the longtime journalist apologized again after defending white people who wear blackface on Halloween, asking why it was racist, during the show, Tuesday.

“I defended the idea, saying as long as it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume, it seemed okay. Well I am wrong and I am sorry,” she said.

“One of the great parts of sitting in this chair each day is getting to discuss different points of view. Sometimes I talk and sometimes I listen. And yesterday I learned,” Kelly, 47, continued. “I learned that given the history of blackface being used in awful ways by racists in this country it is not okay for that to be part of any costume, Halloween or otherwise.”

She added: “I have never been a PC kind of person. But I do understand the value in being sensitive to our history, particularly on race and ethnicity. This past year has been painful for many people of color. The country feels so divided and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense. I believe this is a time for more understanding, more love, more sensitivity and honor. I want to be part of that. Thank you for listening and for helping me listen too.”

A panel discussion on the issue between Kelly, Roland Martin and Amy Holmes followed the host’s statement — with her admitting at the end, “For my part, I have been listening and learning.”

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Kelly’s apology came amid backlash for her comments, which were made during a discussion about censoring Halloween costumes with Jacob Soboroff, Melissa Rivers and Jenna Bush Hager during Tuesday’s episode.

“What is racist?” Kelly had asked. “Because truly you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was okay as long as you were dressing up as like a character.”

“On Halloween, you’ve got guys running around with fake axes coming out of their heads. It’s going to be jarring,” Kelly said on Tuesday. “You gotta be able to take it.”

As an example, Kelly defended Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps, who had previously apologized for wearing a Diana Ross costume on the Bravo show. “Who doesn’t love Diana Ross? She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day, and I don’t know how that got racist on Halloween,” Kelly said.

Twitter was quick to respond, with stars like Patton Oswalt and Padma Lakshmi slamming Kelly’s views on social media.

“I cannot believe the ignorance on this in 2018,” Lakshimi wrote. “You are on national television. You have a responsibility to educate yourself on social issues @megynkelly. This is so damaging.”

Kelly’s Today show colleagues also spoke out about her comments during Today‘s 7 a.m. hour.

“The fact is, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the county,” Al Roker said. “This is a history, going back to the 1830s minstrel shows. To demean and denigrate a race wasn’t right. I’m old enough to have lived through Amos ‘n’ Andy where you had white people in blackface playing two black characters just magnifying the stereotypes about black people. And that’s what the big problem is. … No good comes from it. It’s just not right.”

“She said something stupid, she said something indefensible,” added Craig Melvin.

Prior to Wednesday’s show, Kelly had issued an apology to her NBC colleagues in an internal email.

“One of the wonderful things about my job is that I get the chance to express and hear a lot of opinions. Today is one of those days where listening carefully to other points of view, including from friends and colleagues, is leading me to rethink my own views,” Kelly began in her email, obtained by PEOPLE.

“When we had the roundtable discussion earlier today about the controversy of making your face look like a different race as part of a Halloween costume, I suggested that this seemed okay if done as part of this holiday where people have the chance to make themselves look like others. The iconic Diana Ross came up as an example. To me, I thought, why would it be controversial for someone dressing up as Diana Ross to make herself look like this amazing woman as a way of honoring and respecting her?” she continued.

Kelly acknowledged that she now realizes “that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I am sorry. The history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep.”

The former Fox News anchor concluded by telling the NBC News staff that she is “honored to work with all of you every day.”

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Peter Hunsinger’s Latest Chapter: Socks Sized Like Shoes

Peter Hunsinger learned a lot about fashion during his three-plus decades working for Condé Nast. And now he’s putting that knowledge to work for himself.
Hunsinger, who left the magazine company in 2017 after 36 years at GQ, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Gourmet, Golf Digest and more, is now going into the sock business.
He teamed with Tom Kallish of Tommie Copper to create Kane 11, a direct-to-consumer business that will provide a unique take on socks: The assortment will be sold in individual shoe sizes rather than in the range offered by other brands. Hunsinger said the company has applied for a provisional patent for the sizing model.
“There are two things I learned during my time at GQ working with Jim Nelson and Jim Moore,” Hunsinger said. “Guys really put an emphasis on fit and personal style. And there’s a revolution in men’s fit in the direct-to-consumer business with brands such as Proper Cloth, Untuckit and Bonobos.”
Add to that, guys’ propensity to buy more online and Hunsinger saw an opportunity.
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EXCLUSIVE: Billie Eilish Signs With Next Models

Billie Eilish, the 16-year-old rising singer who has gained 5 million Instagram followers in 2018 alone, has signed with Next Models for fashion and beauty endorsements.
Eilish, a California native, released her debut EP “Don’t Look at Me” in August 2017 and soon after was named one of Apple Music’s “Up Next” artists. She has sold out four world tours, and a debut album is expected sometime this year. She has taken naturally to the fashion world already, sitting front row at Calvin Klein this past September and performing at a party for Chanel last fall.
“I’m very excited to join the team at Next, and getting to work together on fashion and style, which I am very passionate about,” Eilish says of the signing.
“Billie Eilish breaks boundaries in all that she does,” says Faith Kates, founder of Next Models. “She is amongst the most influential musicians of her generation and we are proud to announce that she has signed to Next Management for fashion and beauty endorsements. The future is bright for Billie and we look forward to working together.”

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Rabd Men’s Spring 2019

Name: Rabd
Main message: According to its profile, this brand aims to make “clothing that adds colors and [an] uplifting feeling for everyday life,” but you would never guess it from its spring collection. Designer Kanya Miki, a former assistant to John Galliano, showed a severe collection in shades of black, white and gray. He paired wide-legged, extralong pants with motorcycle jackets or a variety of T-shirts, some with asymmetric lines. While designed for men, the offering was shown on models of both genders to demonstrate its versatility.
The result: Rabd’s first runway outing showed a cohesive and consistent collection, but the looks were so similar that it often seemed they were being repeated over and over.

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Tokyo Fashion Week Receives Tepid Reviews With Some Bright Spots

TOKYO — Eagle-eyed buyers at Tokyo Fashion Week discovered some gems beyond the runways — even one that might satisfy despondent Phoebe-philes.
“I think there may be an opportunity for Hyke to gain a bigger following. For people who were fans of Phoebe Philo’s Celine who are now looking elsewhere, Hyke could possibly fill that void,” said Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi, creative director of United Arrows & Sons.
Hyke staged a large-scale show in a rented venue for the first time this season. And while it is already carried by some of the best stores in Japan and across Asia, Kogi believes it may have potential in the West as well.
Tomomi Miyamoto, a men’s wear buyer for Hankyu and Hanshin Department Stores, said she planned to pick up Japanese brand Comoli, which also did not participate in fashion week. “The quality of the materials is unique to Japan, and the designer’s proposal for the way clothes should feel when you wear them is fresh,” Miyamoto said. “I can feel its strength in its conviction to be unshakable by trends.”
Tokyo Fashion Week finished its six-day run on Saturday to largely mixed reviews. After what many considered to be a strong autumn season, the spring 2019 installment generated

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University of Utah Student-Athlete Killed on Campus Before Sex Offender Suspect Shoots Himself

A University of Utah student-athlete was fatally shot Monday evening at the school’s Salt Lake City campus, according to a statement by the school about the death of Lauren McCluskey.

The suspect in the killing, Melvin Rowland, a convicted sex offender, was found dead hours later on Monday night inside a Salt Lake City church from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to multiple reports.

According to the school’s statement, the shooting took place at about 8:20 p.m. Campus police responded to a call of a possible abduction at that time and found McCluskey’s body in a parked car outside a dorm.

McCluskey, a Washington state native and a senior at the school, was majoring in communication and was a “highly regarded member” of the school’s track and field team, the statement added.

Police have said she may have had a previous relationship with Rowland, 37, which might have prompted the attack, ABC reported. After the shooting, Rowland was seen fleeing from the part of campus where McCluskey was discovered. Then he allegedly killed himself, police said.

“They chased him to this location, where they found that he had forced entry into the church,” University of Utah Police Services Lt. Brian Wahlin told ABC. “After clearing the building, they found our suspect deceased in a room in the church, suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

University of Utah Campus Police did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

ABC also reported that Rowland, a Salt Lake City native, was not a student at the university and that court records show he had been convicted of attempted forcible sex abuse and enticing a minor over the internet in 2004.

According to a Facebook account that apparently belonged to McCluskey, she was 21.

All University of Utah classes on Tuesday were canceled, and the school is planning a vigil for McCluskey on Wednesday at 5 p.m. “to allow our campus community to grieve the senseless loss of this bright, young woman,” school president Ruth Watkins wrote in the statement. “Her family is understandably in shock at this news about their daughter. They are heartbroken.”

According to USA Today, this is the second deadly shooting at the university within a year. In October 2017, Austin Boutain was charged with carjacking, which led to the death of 23-year-old Chenwei Guowas. Boutain, 24, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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‘Made in France’ Brand Rue Begand Opens First Store

PARIS — One is in Troyes, a city in eastern France with a deep-rooted textile history. The other is located in the Haut Marais, a trendy shopping district in the center of Paris.
Rue Begand — the men’s fashion brand — has opened its first brick-and-mortar store on the Rue Charlot, after launching wholesale in January at L’Exception in France and United Arrows in Japan.
Doubling as the label’s headquarters, the shop sports a photo studio in its basement where the fall 2018 and spring 2019 collections were shot for the Rue Begand e-shop, set to launch in a couple of weeks.
Named after a street in Troyes that used to house a number of clothing workshops, the brand is a celebration of local savoir faire.
“Eighty percent of our clothes are made in Troyes,” said Rue Begand’s founder Samuel Granata, adding that the remaining part is manufactured in a nearby town, with a few of the more voluminous pieces being made in Tunisia.
Rue Begand works with L’Atelier d’Ariane, a historical clothing manufacturer based in Troyes run by Granata’s mother Véronique. “My family has had the atelier for over 20 years,” said the 25-year-old founder, who runs the brand with his brother Arthur. “I spent most of

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Burberry, Givenchy and Victoria Beckham Among Fashion Awards Nominees

TO THE FINISH LINE: Craig Green, JW Anderson, Dior Homme, Martine Rose and Burberry have been shortlisted for the top prizes at The Fashion Awards, which will take place in London next month.
The British Fashion Council released the names during an event on Tuesday morning. The awards are held in partnership with Swarovski.
The 10 categories nod to designers and brands that have made strides over the past 12 months. Winners will be announced on Dec. 10 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Green, Anderson, Dior Homme, Martine Rose and Burberry are up for the top men’s wear prize, while Givenchy, Jonathan Anderson, Roksanda, Simone Rocha and Victoria Beckham have been nominated for the women’s wear one.
In the running for British emerging talent men’s wear, brands include Cottweiler, Art School, Kiko Kostadinov, Phoebe English and A-Cold-Wall.
Competing for British emerging talent in women’s wear, nominees include Matty Bovan, A.W.A.K.E., Rejina Pyo, Richard Quinn and Aries.
Other categories include accessories designer of the year, brand of the year, business leader, designer of the year, model of the year and urban luxe.
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Memuse RTW Spring 2019

Name: Memuse
Main message: Risa Aizawa evoked a child’s dress-up party with her latest show, seating a group of models in nude undergarments, neutral colored heels and blonde bob wigs on the floor in the center of her runway. Around them walked more models, who wore her fairytale-esque designs. With sweet, girly looks such as tulle or lace dresses covered in bows, frills and ruffles shown alongside more casual, real-world pieces including see-through raincoats and an oversize, gathered T-shirt dress printed with a cartoon character with eyes in her hair, it was like a modern-day “Alice in Wonderland.” Aizawa’s pastel palette and opulent textures, which included velour and jacquard, were contrasted by an out-of-place ankle-length, frilled frock in bright magenta, yellow, orange, blue and green.
The result: Considering her background working in a “maid café” and as a Japanese pop star, it’s not surprising that Aizawa’s design sensibility draws heavily from Tokyo subculture. And while the collection is unlikely to garner a widespread following, it’s sure to appeal to her fans and target audience.

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Condé Nast Italia Launches Influencer Incubator

SOCIAL PUSH: Condé Nast has launched the Social Talent Agency, the company’s first agency focused on promoting influencers.
For the kick-off, the agency enrolled 27 Italian and international talents, some of them graduates of the Condé Nast Social Academy, which the publishing company developed in partnership with L’Oréal Italia’s luxury division and with the scientific and educational support of Milan’s SDA Bocconi School of Management. The selected influencers come from sectors including fashion, modeling, beauty, sport, travel and automotive.
“The launch of the Social Talent Agency reflects our company’s attitude, aimed at innovating and remaining contemporary in a fast changing world,” Condé Nast sales & marketing general manager Francesca Airoldi said at a press conference on Tuesday. “This is a further step highlighting the company’s ability to continue influencing communities through its brands, which will collaborate with the agency’s different influencers.”
Riccardo Pozzoli, who is among the coaches at the Condé Nast Social Academy, is the creative director of the newly established agency.
“We selected the influencers according to their proximity with Condé Nast values,” said Pozzoli, who was instrumental in helping to build and develop Chiara Ferragni‘s The Blonde Salad blog and resigned from the role of chief executive officer of TBS Crew, which manages the

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Baby Boo! Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Releases Adorably Spooky Diaper Print for Halloween

Trick or treat, smell my … well, you know.

The Jessica Alba-co-founded Honest Company recently launched what might be its cutest diaper print yet, to put babies and their parents everywhere into the Halloween spirit.

Called “Baby Boo,” the cute new pattern is perfect for a month of mischief and mayhem, featuring an array of Halloween favorites against a white background. Making an appearance are jack-o’-lanterns, vampires, bats, skeletons, ghosts, Frankenstein’s monster, spider webs, witches’ hats and more.

One celebrity who’s already a big fan? Kym Johnson Herjavec! Showing off one of her babies in the festive diaper, the mother to 5-month-old twins Hudson Robert and Haven Mae wrote, “Happy Baby, Happy Sunday @honest #honestdiapers #halloween #baby 👻 🎃

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The new print comes just over a month after Honest unveiled their line of patterns perfect for the fall season: Them Apples; This Way, That Way; Yes, Deer; Feathered Friends and Little Forest.

Alba, 37, also shared a photo of her now-9-month-old son Hayes Alba modeling a panda-print diaper — and matching bib! — from his mama’s company.

“Hayesie boo is loving our BEST diaper ever loving our BEST diaper ever @honest! It’s new and avails to shop now … Try it and let me know what you think!” she captioned the cute snap.

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In late September, Alba said adding Hayes to a family that already included husband Cash Warren and their daughters Haven Garner, 7, and Honor Marie, 10, has “weirdly been pretty awesome” so far.

“If anything, I feel like it brought us together in the best way and we’re closer than we ever thought,” she explained. “I never thought we weren’t close, but it just really tied us all together in a really sweet way.”

The Dark Angel alum also revealed that Hayes’ big sisters were having a ball treating him “like a real life American Girl doll,” explaining, “They like to feed him. They like to play with him. They like to pick him up. They like to sing to him, give him a bath. They like to do all the things” with one exception: no diapers!

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Crooks and Castles Returns

Crooks and Castles is making a comeback.
The California-based streetwear brand, founded by Dennis Calvero and Robert Panlilio in 2002, was best known for parody graphics fusing luxury logos with its own flourishes — the Versace medusa head covered with a bandana being its most popular. Calvero said with luxury brands now working more directly with streetwear lines, it was an ideal time to revamp Crooks and Castles and bring it back to the market.
“Now that everything has caught up to what we’ve been doing for the last decade, we thought it was time to tell the younger consumer that we are one of the originators of this luxe street image,” Calvero said.
The assortment, employing graphic language that’s a bit more political, features T-shirts, sweatpants with smaller versions of Crooks and Castles signature medusa graphic, chain link motifs and logo imagery. T-shirts are priced at $ 45 while track pants run up to $ 148 — slightly more expensive than previous incarnations because more items are made in L.A., and due to limited runs on garments made from Japanese military fabrics.
After launching, Crooks went on a short hiatus when Calvero moved to New York and took a job at Ecko Unlimited where he

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Checking In, Literally, With Denim-Maker L.C. King

DENIM DOZE: Just in time for Appalachia’s riot of fall color, the Bristol Hotel has bowed a block from the Virginia-Tennessee state line. The 65-room property’s namesake twin cities, where country music was first recorded, have never seen the likes of its Frette linens and rooftop bar ringed by mountains for miles. Being a short stroll from L.C. King Manufacturing Co., the oldest, family-owned, cut and sew factory in the U.S. — it celebrated its 105th anniversary this year — denim also figures prominently in the design.
“Our Fisher stripe was used to upholster the chairs in the hotel restaurant,” said fourth-generation heir Jack King.
The factory produces denim looks for Ghost, Marc Nelson and Save Khaki United, among other collections. But cult denim collectors visit the onsite retail store, which mainly carries men’s wear, for its private label Pointer Brand. But L.C. King will add a capsule collection of women’s wear in April featuring a fitted Western jacket, flared prairie skirt and two styles of stretch jeans, a boyfriend cut and a skinny.
Jeans and aprons in Hickory stripe and indigo denim serve as uniforms for the hotel’s operations engineers and waitstaff at the Vivian’s Table restaurant. Denim napkins, which weren’t ready for

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Shohei RTW Spring 2019

Name: Shohei
Main message: Austrian designer Lisa Pek lived in Japan for two years, designing for a Japanese company. Not only did she meet her Japanese husband during this time, but the experience also shaped her design sensibility. She focuses on unique materials, including both sustainable fabrics and innovative performance textiles “in order to create fashion with a dynamic attitude.” In her debut Tokyo show, she used tech fabrics to craft color-blocked parkas, shorts and tube tops in navy, black, beige and orange. While Pek designs for both genders, the men’s offerings mimicked the designs for women, including jackets with zip-off sleeves and pants that unzipped to create shorts. Asymmetrical cutting and folding techniques added an edge to athleisure-style tube tops and dresses with drawstring details, while shirting fabrics were layered with jersey and other textiles to create deconstructed blouses.
The result: Pek’s European interpretation of Japanese style was an interesting addition to Tokyo Fashion Week, and demonstrated that the designer has potential to succeed both at home and abroad.

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Rag & Bone Collaborates With Disney for Capsule Celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary

Add Rag & Bone to the list of companies partaking in Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary.
The company will launch a limited-edition collaboration with Disney to coincide with the launch of Mickey the True Original campaign, a global celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary and his impact on pop culture.
As reported, Mickey Mouse’s milestone is being celebrated around the world with events, exhibits, activations and merchandise, from companies such as Forever 21 and Vault by Vans. Marc Jacobs has launched a Mickey-inspired collection, as has Target Corp. Terez, Legos, Sugarfina and Ample Hills Creamery are among the other brands paying homage to Mickey, leading up to the official birthday on Nov. 18.
The unisex drop will offer a selection of best-selling Rag & Bone styles, twisted with Mickey Mouse references. The collection plays with graphic elements to present Mickey with a modern edge.
The many iterations of Mickey are printed on a range of tees and woven within an intarsia knit sweater for graphic impact. In addition to T-shirts and graphic sweaters, the collection includes a chino, cotton oxford shirts, a polo, a jean jacket, jeans, a cashmere crewneck sweater, a bowling shirt, a shearling and a sneaker. Mickey’s anniversary is acknowledged with an embossed leather

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Kenya Moore Celebrates Baby-to-Be with Majestic Fairytale-Themed Baby Shower — See the Photos!

Kenya Moore was showered with love on Saturday afternoon, as family and friends gathered to celebrate her upcoming baby-to-be in an extravagant fairytale-themed baby shower.

The regal Real Housewives of Atlanta alum — who is expecting her first child next month with husband Marc Daly — was the center of attention at the event, which was held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the historic Academy of Medicine in the heart of Atlanta.

Among the attendees were a slew of Moore’s former Bravo costars and colleagues, including Atlanta Housewives Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss and Porsha WilliamsRHOA pals Shamea Morton, Carmon Cambrice, Miss Lawrence and Brandon Deshazer; Real Housewives of Potomac‘s Gizelle Bryant; and Married to Medicine‘s Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Toya Bush-Harris.

All looked the part, dressing up for the event’s vibe, which was proclaimed by “royal decree” on the invitation to be “Met Gala with a fairytale theme.”

“Please use your imagination,” Moore and Daly wrote. “We strongly encourage creativity.”

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The majestic baby shower welcoming baby Daly into the Enchanted Kingdom of life! Thank you @thekenyamoore for a beautiful evening! Congratulations on your pregnancy! Wishing you the best #RHOA #married2med #baby #marriedtomedicine #marriage #love #blacklove

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Once Upon A time…. #Babydaly #Babyshower #fairytale #amomentintime #married2med

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And creative they were in photos they shared on their respective social media accounts.

Burruss, 42, stood out in an ice-queen inspired look, with a long silver wig, tiara and plunging and sparkling silver gown. Bailey, 51, was a golden warrior queen in a blonde wig and gold crown, a dazzling statement necklace and a flowing dress with a fitted gold bodice and white skirt.

Kimes, 47, wore a black number with a sheer cape, while Bush-Harris, 42, opted for a pink princess ballgown.

Meanwhile, Bryant, 48, and Williams, 37, both rocked green — the latter’s high-cut bedazzled dress showing off her own growing baby bump. Later, Williams took off her long brown wig but kept on the bling of her crown as she packed on the PDA in a video with fiancé Dennis McKinley.

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We went all out for @thekenyamoore’s baby shower! I don’t want to post all my pics until @thekenyamoore post but here’s just a couple. I was suppose to be an Ice Queen but @thefauxpro thought I was @oprah in #AWrinkleInTime… 🤣 I’ll take that since I love Oprah. Thank you @sewjodie @taetv @hauseofglam & @Everythingelle_ of glam for getting me together! I loved my look! Gown: @Macduggal

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Moore, the former Miss USA, stunned while channeling Beyoncé in a fitted gold dress with a long owl-feathered cape and heavy gold crown. Her husband, Daly, kept it classic in a blue tuxedo with a crisp white shirt worn without a tie.

“Thank you for indulging me in dressing up and doing something different,” Moore told the crowd upon her arrival at the shower’s seated dinner. “I really appreciate you guys.”

“I’m just so happy,” she gushed, before taking her seat on an oversized gold throne seated atop a stage and surrounded by her “royal court.”

Guests enjoyed cocktail hour before dinner and were later treated to “entertainment and festivities.”

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Such the Beauty! A Mother’s Glow… #babydaly #babyshower #whimsical #fairytale #detroitlove @thekenyamoore 😘😘😘🍼🍼🍼🍼

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Sadly, RHOA fans won’t get to see the event play out on television when the show’s eleventh season premieres in November. Moore chose not to return to the series, a disappointment for longtime viewers of the show hoping to see her journey continue.

Moore had long spoken on the show about her desire to start a family and had announced that she’s pregnant during the first part of the season 10 RHOA reunion.

I’ve waited 47 years for this moment,” Moore, who conceived through in vitro fertilization, told PEOPLE at the time. “I didn’t really want to announce it too soon because I feel it’s very early on in our pregnancy. But I have suffered so much in my life when it comes to wanting a family around me. So this is the day I’ve been waiting for my entire life. It’s a dream come true.”

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Though the cameras haven’t been there, Moore has been keeping fans updated on her latest pregnancy milestones on social media — including her weight gain and baby shopping trips.

On Wednesday, she shared a 3D image of her growing “miracle” baby from an ultrasound on Instagram. In the caption, she pointed out that the baby — whose sex she and Daly are keeping a surprise until his/her birth — closely resembles Daly.

“OMG the baby has daddy’s lips and nose!” Moore wrote, also sharing a side-by-side image of Daly’s lips and her baby’s mouth.

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Macko Joins Camp Hero Accessories Brand

Michael Macko has become a partner in Camp Hero, an accessories brand that produces unisex hand-beaded items such as bracelets, cuffs and hatbands. Macko, whose career has included stints at Saks Fifth Avenue, Details and MR Magazine, is helping the brand relaunch to focus exclusively on e-commerce and seeks outside investors to help it grow.
Camp Hero was founded in 2014 by childhood friends Allie Carroll and Dan Schneier who built a business that had over 100 wholesale accounts including Orvis, J. Crew and Murray’s Toggery. However, the strategy will now change.

“As we enter 2019, there will be a real emphasis on e-commerce and developing new business verticals,” said Carroll.
Schneier added that it was Macko who first discovered the brand and added it to the MRket show in 2014. “He’s been a mentor from day one, and his incredible creative perspective and business acumen will help bring Camp Hero to the next level,” he said.
Macko’s first order of business will be to oversee a web site redesign and revamp of the product offering to increase the assortment and the frequency of its drops, which will include limited-edition items such as the reissue of the Dia de los Muertos belt  as well

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Linda Farrow Eyewear Opens Latest Boutique in Los Angeles

U.K.-based luxury eyewear brand Linda Farrow today opens its third U.S. stand-alone store at 8409 Melrose Place in Los Angeles. The store follows Bal Harbour and New York locations opened within the last 18 months, reinforcing the brand’s presence in the U.S. The brand dabbled in the L.A. retail scene with a pop-up at Platform in Culver City.
The store follows the same creative direction as the units in New York and Miami, embracing femininity and masculinity, light, texture and color, all within 1,055 square feet. Founder and creative director Simon Jablon worked closely on the store’s identity to create an atmosphere of earthy luxury within a compact footprint.

An exterior view of Linda Farrow’s Melrose Place boutique. 
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“Los Angeles has its own unique vibe and take on the international fashion scene, which is something we at Linda Farrow embrace and relate to. We couldn’t be more excited to have found the ideal space in one of best shopping streets in the world, Melrose Place,” said Jablon.
Mixing materials such as cast concrete and rough plaster with more polished elements like onyx, brass, and peach suede, the space creates a mix of textures to provide a backdrop for the glasses, which are displayed within

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Lautashi RTW Spring 2019

Name: Lautashi
Main message: Model Emi Suzuki launched her brand last year, and quickly gained a following on social media. This season was the first time she participated in Tokyo Fashion Week, thanks to support from Amazon through its At Tokyo program. Rather than a traditional runway show, she chose to do a presentation in collaboration with a new media artist, saying that she wanted attendees to be able to see the detail in her clothes more clearly. Inspired by the night sky, she used zodiac, swirly galaxy and aurora borealis prints, as well as solids in both deep tones and soft, shimmering shades. She chose classic shapes like pencil skirts, wide-leg trousers, camisoles and belted jackets.
The result: The collection had obvious commercial appeal, but Suzuki didn’t take any risks with it and there was a sense that it was missing a certain polish.

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Dsquared2 Revamps the Brand’s First Fragrance and Introduces a Women’s Version  

TIM-BER!: “We’re not killing trees anymore,” said Dean Caten of Dsquared2 at the exclusive launch of the brand’s revamped Wood fragrance, which no longer has wooden packaging.
The men’s and women’s fragrances — brown for the boys and pink for the girls — now takes the shape of a hefty beer bottle.
The 30-ml. bottle sells for 44 pounds and the 100-ml. bottle sells for 75 pounds. The fragrance launches at Harvey Nichols on Monday and the Caten brothers expressed the importance of launching exclusively with the department store.
“It’s important to give an exclusive to somebody because it makes it more important as opposed to coming out everywhere. It’s more intimate this way,” said Dean.
In May, Dsquared2 inked a licensing agreement with Euroitalia for the production and distribution of the brand’s fragrances, and Wood is the first perfume to be relaunched under this new partnership.
The men’s fragrance has been reworked while the women’s is a completely new scent created by perfumer Marie Salamagne. Both incorporate similar base notes such as white wood and ambrox.
“We’ve scrapped all of our other perfumes and since Wood was our first fragrance and our bestseller, we’re relaunching with this,” said Dan.
While the fragrance has been divided into men’s and

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Meghan Markle Effect Takes the Invictus Games! See How Host Channeled the Duchess with Her Ring

The Meghan Markle sparkle has taken the world by storm — even at the Invictus Games.

Just before Prince Harry‘s opening speech, presenters Kumi Taguchi and Nate Byrne took the stage, and viewers quickly noticed that the large, aquamarine ring Taguchi was wearing looked familiar.

The ring bears a striking resemblance to stunning aquamarine sparkler that Meghan wore when she stepped out in her evening ensemble after the couple’s royal wedding in May.

The emerald cut ring belonged to Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, who famously wore it to an auction of her own clothes at Christie’s in 1997. The jewel is part of a set — the other piece is an aquamarine bracelet, where it’s connected by five strands of pearls. Diana wore both to a gala dinner in Australia in 1996.

Since Prince William and Harry inherited their mother’s jewelry collection, very little of it has been seen in public. But some pieces have been given to the royals’ wives.

Prince William poignantly gave the diamond and sapphire sparkler that was Diana’s engagement ring to Kate Middleton when he proposed in 2010, a lovely reminder that she was with them on their royal wedding day.

Prince Harry was able to mirror that gesture by giving Meghan the aquamarine ring, which, it has now been revealed, was a gift for Diana to wear in place of her engagement ring after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996. Diana, who died in 1997, was given the square-cut beautiful piece by her good friend Lucia Flecha de Lima, the wife of the former ambassador of Brazil to the U.K.

Lucia, who died last year at her home in Brazil at 76, “bought it to replace the engagement ring Diana no longer wanted to wear once her marriage ended,” veteran royals journalist Richard Kay (who was a friend of Diana’s) writes in the Daily Mail.

According to Kay, Meghan has the inherited ring with her on the couple’s 16-day royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, so she may wear it again soon.

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Meghan has already worn a pair of butterfly earrings and a gold bracelet that also belonged to Diana on the first day of their tour in Sydney.

In addition, the Duchess of Sussex’s engagement ring is made up of three diamonds, with one large stone in the center flanked by two smaller stones on the sides. The two side stones are from his late mother, Princess Diana‘s personal collection, while the center stone is from Botswana, a country that is close to Harry’s heart.

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Hodinkee Makes Annual Collectors Summit Free to Public

As a celebration of its 10th anniversary, Benjamin Clymer, the founder of Hodinkee, decided to forego charging attendees $ 3,000 to attend its Collectors Summit, which will take place in New York from Dec. 7-9.
“It’s a way to give back to our community,” said Clymer. “We decided that this is something we believe in and we figured once every 10 years we could swing it.”
The summit, which will be held inside a loft on Grand Street, will feature talks that can hold up to 150 people along with exclusive product drops, including a collaboration with Swatch.
Hodinkee has grown from a one-man-operated watch site to a 35-person company that produces a magazine, two podcasts and operates online retail. In addition to its limited-edition watch collaborations, which usually generate around $ 3 million in sales per year, it sells around 30,000 leather goods a year. Going forward, the company is targeting lifestyle products and has plans to collaborate on stereo equipment and camera accessories.
Next up is a physical retail space in New York, which Clymer said will be a hub for the watch world that’s open to the public. Clymer said the goal is to create a space that’s not too masculine and feels

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Talbots Partners With the ‘Christmas Spectacular’ Starring the Radio City Rockettes

HOLIDAY CHEER: In one of the more unexpected branding coups, Talbots has partnered with the “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes,” and will be the official women’s fashion and footwear partner.
In addition to being a sponsor with presenting sponsor Chase, the Massachusetts-based chain of boutiques will have a replica storefront in the department store scene during this year’s “Christmas Spectacular” production at Radio City Music Hall. That scenario centers on two brothers who are on the hunt for the ideal Christmas gift for their sister and they wind up on a wintry adventure to discover the magic behind Santa Claus.
The Talbots-Rockettes connection will not only be on the historic hardwood stage at Rockefeller Center. The high-kicking dancers will be featured in Talbots’ holiday campaign, which will encompass the holiday catalogue and the retailer’s site. For the crucial fourth-quarter selling season, Talbots has recruited the Rockettes to field their share of meet-and-greets and to make cameos at select customer events at the Talbots Madison Avenue flagship.
Set to bow Nov. 9, this year’s production will feature a more technologically advanced “Christmas Lights” finale, combining innovation — futuristic digital projections with more traditional aspects that will extend the show beyond the stage.

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Wewill RTW Spring 2019

Name: Wewill
Main message: Hidetaka Fukuzono blurred gender lines with his spring offering, showing blouse-like tunics, satin pants and loose-fitting jackets in soft white, ivory, olive, khaki and gray. His textiles were also soft and consisted largely of natural materials. But linen suits and jackets with oversize pockets lent a throw-back, safari vibe.
The result: The collection didn’t offer anything new and the styling was uninventive, but the clothes were high quality and utilized some beautiful fabrics.

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Sotheby’s Paris Preps Fourth Auction of Books From Pierre Bergé’s Personal Library

BERGE’S BOOKENDS: If reading is the key to enlightenment, Pierre Bergé sure had a lot of books to spark his intelligence.
Sotheby’s Paris will hold the fourth auction for a selection of books from Bergé’s personal collection on Dec. 14. Several choice lots are on view at Sotheby’s New York office through Saturday, and they illustrated the myriad interests of the late French business titan: botany, gardens, philosophy, activism and more. The upcoming auction is expected to drum up between 5 million euros and 6 million euros, according to a Sotheby’s spokeswoman.
Literature, the 19th century and music were among the areas of interest covered in prior sales, with the first auction having been held nearly three years ago.
The December sale includes such highlights as Bartholomeus Anglicus’ “Le Propriétaire des choses,” circa 1486. This complete copy of a major medieval encyclopedia is illustrated with 19 large woodcuts, all hand-colored at that time. Bidders will also find Gustave Flaubert’s “Salammbô” from 1863, a first edition that was inscribed by Flaubert to the composer Hector Berlioz.
Another reading relic is Leonhart Fuchs’ “De historia stirpium commentarii insignes” from 1542 that is considered to be the founding treatise of modern botany. The auction house will also

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