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  • In the trenchcoats: Designer hopes to make a killing in New York with bulletproof fashion line

    09/20/2011 11:17:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 4:00 AM | Joanna Molloy
    A fashion designer may have found the answer to gun violence — stylish clothing for men and women that is completely bulletproof. God help us. Designer Miguel Caballero first developed his line in his native Colombia, where wealthy clients needed protection from Medellin drug cartel hit men, but didn't like the bulky look of bulletproof vests. After all, if you must run away from a shooter, why not do it in couture? … Celebrities were the first to wear his impermeable apparel. Caballero made Sean (Diddy) Combs a bulletproof white dinner jacket, tunics for the Wu Tang Clan and a...
  • Obama arrives in New York for UN talks

    09/19/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 163 replies
    AFP ^ | September 19, 2011
    NEW YORK: US President Barack Obama arrived here Monday ahead of the UN General Assembly, this year overshadowed by a Palestinan bid for UN membership of a Palestinian state.
  • Design student creates coat for homeless people

    09/11/2011 4:00:53 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 67 replies
    SFGate ^ | September 11, 2011 | Kevin Fagan
    Kelvin Quinnine has shivered through more San Francisco nights than he can count, fog biting through whatever worn-out sleeping bag he pitched onto the sidewalk. He stood last week on Ellis Street with his latest bag wrapped around him. When a young woman wearing a bizarrely baggy coat walked up to him, he cocked his gray-bearded head sideways.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Visits US Open

    09/09/2011 10:19:27 AM PDT · by maggief · 75 replies
    AP ^ | September 9, 2011
    First lady Michelle Obama says she hopes to still be playing tennis when she's 90. Obama visited the U.S. Open for the first time Friday to promote her campaign against childhood obesity and praise the U.S. Tennis Association's initiative to build kid-sized courts. Obama played doubles against Serena Williams, clocked 55 mph on her serve and even did some hula-hooping ...
  • The fashion police are after the first lady…again!

    09/09/2011 7:53:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 102 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 9, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    German fashion powerhouse Karl Lagerfeld likes Michelle Obama, but, he says, her style just isn’t up to par. In a recent interview with USA Today, the Chanel designer echoed “Sex and the City” stylist Patricia Field in saying that Ms. Obama’s fashion picks could use some help. “I love Madame Obama, but not in terms of clothes,” Lagerfeld told the publication. Luckily for Ms. Obama, Lagerfeld complimented the first lady’s “strong” face. “I like her face, the cleverness of her face. Her face is stronger than the clothes,” Lagerfeld said. Lagerfeld is certainly not the first fashion big name to...
  • Coco Chanel - Top Designer and 'Nazi Spy' (New Book Claims)

    08/16/2011 10:21:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    Legendary French designer Coco Chanel spied for the Nazis during the German occupation of France in World War II, according to a new book. Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War, by Hal Vaughan, expands on long-standing evidence that the iconic designer had a double life and was the lover of a spy, Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage. "Sleeping with the Enemy pieces together how Coco Chanel became a German Intelligence operative; how and why she was enlisted in a number of spy missions; how she escaped arrest in France after the war," New York publishers Knopf said. Vaughan's...
  • Why Game (Meat) Is Fashionable

    07/31/2011 10:04:45 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 25 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 1, 2011 | -TWR-
    [Warning: Note the image above of dead birds may offend sensitive vegetarians.] “I don’t agree with people that say English food is no good. I like wild game….and I like the pub feel,” reveals Hollywood actor, Nicolas Cage. “I put it way up high on my list.” Of course, the pro-hunting Country Side Alliance, UK, has been promoting the joys of game, for years now. And, thanks to their Game-to-Eat campaign, wild foods are very much in fashion. Here is one argument to start with: your health. As the Country Side Alliance asserts, “Game is wild, natural and free range...
  • TV's Tim Gunn: Hillary Clinton dresses like she's 'confused about her gender'

    07/30/2011 8:28:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 41 replies
    Tim Gunn criticized Hillary Clinton's fashion choices During a recent appearance on "Lopez Tonight," the fashion guru criticized the Secretary of State's style choices. "Why must she dress that way? I think she's confused about her gender [with] all these big, baggy, menswear tailored pantsuits," Gunn told host George Lopez. "No I'm serious. [They're] unflattering," he added. And in another quip directed towards Clinton, Lopez asked Gunn how the Secretary of State could "hide her cankles." "Well, if her pants didn't stop an inch above her ankle, she could hide the cankle!" he answered.
  • Play the Right Suit

    07/25/2011 4:12:59 PM PDT · by Yankeedoodah
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    In their quest to prevail, politicians spar with strategic sound bites, then pray for good press. But what about their sartorial demeanor? Canny politicos should also be aware that a power suit renaissance is under way. The inspiration? We’re talking old school suits with vests, pleated pants, substantial tie and wide lapels once sported by the likes of Michael Douglas as he portrayed Gordon Gekko in the original “Wall Street,” movie. Yes, in 1987.
  • How picture perfect Michele Bachmann has stepped up her style game

    06/28/2011 5:10:38 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 27, 2011 | Tamara Abraham
    Michele Bachmann, looked polished and elegant as she announced her campaign to be the Republicans' Presidential candidate today. And while there is no denying that the Minnesota Congresswoman, 55, is an attractive woman, it appears she has stepped up her game when it comes to her style and beauty routine. As she launched her bid this morning, it was clear that her pale grey dress and matching jacket had been carefully considered. --snip-- Mr Mattie compared Mrs Bachmann to fellow Republican Sarah Palin, whose distinctive personal style came under heavy scrutiny in 2008 during her campaign for U.S. Vice President....

    06/27/2011 8:57:34 AM PDT · by kcvl · 95 replies
  • Caption these hats at the Royal Ascot race

    06/17/2011 2:34:29 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 32 replies
    Race goers wearing ornate hats arrive for the third day, traditionally known as Ladies Day, of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, England, Thursday, June, 16, 2011. Ascot is celebrating its 300 years of horse racing at the Royal Racecourse, that began with Britain's Queen Anne spotting an open heath suitable for racing, the first race run in August 1711, with a prize of some 100 guineas.
  • Grieving New Mexico safety hauled off plane, booked for baggy pants

    06/17/2011 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Conservative145 · 62 replies
    A college football player was pulled off a flight and arrested because he was wearing his pants too low. Deshon Marman, 20, a University of New Mexico player was boarding a flight back to college yesterday when he was stopped because his pants were ‘below his buttocks, but above the knees, and his boxer shorts were showing’. Police said the man who was flying back to Alberqurque from home in San Francisco, California, was told by a U.S. Airways employee to pull up his pants, but he refused. Read more:
  • From designer to mainstream: Michelle Obama steps out in a $30 Gap dress

    06/12/2011 10:59:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/12/11 | Staff
    Michelle Obama cannot seem to make her mind up if she likes expensive designers or cheap chains. Also known for wearing H&M and Target, the First Lady boarded a helicopter on Friday sporting a 'Impressionist Print Draped Dress' from Gap, retailing at $29.99. Her choice of cheaper chain clothing during times of recession makes endears her to a cash-strapped public. Not one to stick to a genre, she is also often spotted in very expensive attire from designers such as Alexander McQueen and Tracy Feith. Leaving the White House bound for presidential retreat Camp David, the style-queen wore the
  • In US Army, the beret is out and the cap is back

    06/13/2011 6:19:19 PM PDT · by cll · 138 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Army is abandoning the beret, after a failed 10-year experiment. The black beret, which proved deeply unpopular with American soldiers, will be replaced by a patrol cap for everyday wear, US Army spokesman Colonel Tom Collins said Monday. The move came after outgoing Army chief of staff, General Martin Dempsey, asked the army's sergeant major "to go out and talk to soldiers across the force and see what was on their minds," Collins told AFP. "One of the things that soldiers consistently brought up was the desire to wear the patrol cap as part of...
  • Old Navy selling 'gay' shirts - donates profits to activists

    06/10/2011 11:57:01 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 44 replies
    AFA ^ | 6/9/2011 | AFA
    Here is an AFA action alert Old Navy selling 'gay' shirts - donates profits to activists Old Navy selling 'gay' shirts - donates profits to activists How would you feel if you knew that 10% of your Old Navy purchase would be donated directly to a homosexual activist organization?
  • Fishing feathers set hair-extension trend

    06/06/2011 8:41:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies ^ | 6 June 2011 | AP story
    Jim Bernstein, the manager of a fishing supply shop, was warned that hair stylists would come banging on his door, but he didn't listen. Sure enough, less than 24 hours later, a woman walked into the Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop in the US and made a beeline towards a display of hackles - the long, skinny rooster feathers fishermen use to make lures. "She brought a bunch up to the counter and asked if I could get them in pink," he said. "That's when I knew." He learnt that fishing supply shops across the US were at the centre of...
  • The Duchess factor: How Catherine now shifts clothes faster than fashion's..(title truncated)

    06/01/2011 1:22:34 PM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies ^ | 6-1-11 | Tamara Abraham
    Original title: The Duchess factor: How Catherine now shifts clothes faster than fashion's '$3billion woman' Michelle Obama ------------------------------- As if we needed any further proof that the new Duchess of Cambridge has serious fashion clout, it appears she has now surpassed Michelle Obama in selling power. Since her engagement to Prince William last year, everything Catherine wears now sells out in minutes, rivalling only the U.S. First Lady's impact on the industry. The Reiss Shola dress she wore to meet Mrs Obama last week was the strongest example to date. As soon as pictures of the Duchess appeared online, the...
  • Michelle Obama Wows Britain With her Style (HUH?)

    05/24/2011 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 164 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/24/2011 | Yahoo
    LONDON – There weren't any hugs, like last time, but U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama shared a warm handshake with the British queen and gained more fans during her state visit to the U.K. Mrs. Obama captured the nation's attention in 2009 when she affectionately put her arm on Queen Elizabeth II's back in a minor breach of protocol. On Tuesday, Mrs. Obama started the day off when she briefly shook the queen's hand at a Buckingham Palace ceremony. Her three dress changes throughout the day were closely watched by the British media — the BBC, among others, spent...
  • Caption Contest: President And Mrs. Obama Meet Prince William And Princess Kate

    05/24/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/24/2011
    America's most powerful couple just met England's most popular. The British papers are already worried Princess Kate is looking too thin and Michelle Obama's floral dress was a bit too similar to the Queen's.