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  • Lilly Pulitzer May be Good for Retail, but it’s Terrible Fashion

    04/21/2015 9:14:28 AM PDT · by Cecily · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2015 | Robin Givhan
    The debut of the Lilly Pulitzer collection for Target was a spectacular feat of retailing that had very little to do with the quality of the fashion that the mass marketer was selling. Lilly Pulitzer is not fashion. It is clothes. The classic Lilly Pulitzer dress comes in shrill shades of yellow and pink that are vaguely infantilizing. They are clothes that can be shrunk down and worn by 7-year-old girls without changing a single design element — if there were actual design elements to change. But there are not.
  • France outlaws employment of anorexic fashion models

    04/09/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    In one of the most elegant cities on earth, France's Parliament has moved to make it a crime to use anorexic models or encourage anorexia, as authorities try to crack down on the glorification of dangerously thin women. Other countries including Israel and Spain have taken similar action. The French measure would only apply within France, but could have symbolic impact beyond, because of its outsized influence in setting style and image trends around the world.
  • Replacing the fashion industry's definition of "nude"

    03/31/2015 12:27:10 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    OU Daily ^ | 3/31/15
    Our View: We encourage our readers to actively redefine “nude” and consider the subtle examples of racism they encounter every day. Imagine this: you are a young African American woman who has run to the local department store to grab a “nude” colored bra to wear under a sheer outfit, say a game-day dress or a work interview blouse. But when you get to the store there is no “nude” lingerie, at least not for you. Bras in slightly different shades of pale peach abound, but there are few to no options for darker-skinned women and they aren’t advertised as...
  • FLOTUS hair not gone, just pulled way back

    03/25/2015 7:39:06 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | March 25, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    The mane mystery surrounding Michelle Obama Baldgate 2015 might be solved: the first lady’s hair was reportedly just pulled back during her appearance on “Jeopardy!”
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    03/06/2015 4:11:49 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 99 replies
    WTFashion? I don't even have to iron my shirt Someone got carried away with the three bears This chick is all legs I guess if we need music, we can always play his pants Talk about an eye sore...No matter where you go, there you can sitBoy George has really let himself go...So...this is what we've come to men? That is some serious bed headDoes anyone have time for this?What a boob
  • Fashion Week or Photoshop? [JimmyKimmelLive clip]

    02/20/2015 12:46:05 PM PST · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Some of the fashions at fashion week are so crazy it’s hard to tell if they’re real or not. So we had some of the guys in our graphics department make some fake ones..
  • The controversial Miss Vintage UK who claims that women who dress like Miley Cyrus encourage men

    02/04/2015 6:55:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2015 | Martha Cliff
    Although victory rolls and ankle length skirts may seem a little dated to many women in their twenties, for one it is a way of life. Holly Foster, 22, prides herself on her lady-like attire, adopting the style of women in 1950s, which has recently seen her crowned Miss Vintage UK. However, her floral prints and pearls are more than just a style statement as Holly says dressing this way - and 'not like Miley Cyrus' - is the only way to demand real respect from men.
  • Michelle Obama's uncovered head draws Saudi Twitter critique

    01/27/2015 3:26:23 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | January 27, 2015 | Kendall Breitman
    First lady Michelle Obama faced backlash from Twitter users in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for not wearing a head covering during her brief visit there with the president. Obama wore loose-fitting clothes including a long blue jacket and dark pants while accompanying President Barack Obama during their four hours on the ground in Riyadh to offer condolences on the death of King Abdullah and for the president to meet with new King Salman.
  • Michelle Obama’s Chic Grey Skirt Suit At State Of The Union Speech

    01/21/2015 6:00:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 114 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | January 20, 2015 | Shira Benozilio
    <p>She can do no wrong! Michelle Obama was a vision in grey at the State of the Union address — she wore Michael Kors and looked fab!</p> <p>President Obama may have been the one speaking, however, all eyes were on the fashionable first lady Michelle Obama, 50. The first family came out to support Barack Obama, 53, during one of his last State of the Union Addresses in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20. Michelle looks SO amazing — don’t you agree?</p>
  • How Yesterday's Blue-Collar Brands Became Today's Coolest Clothes

    01/17/2015 4:17:42 AM PST · by don-o · 33 replies
    Adweek ^ | January 12, 2015
    Just a few years back, the L.C. King Manufacturing Co., founded in 1913 and the oldest family-owned cut-and-sew garment factory in the U.S., was nearly extinct. Inside the company's weathered brick factory in Bristol, Tenn., orders for workwear staples like overalls, chore coats and dungarees had slowed to a trickle. Sewing machines sat idle, a workforce of 130 having shrunk to eight. The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, which lifted tariffs on cheap clothing from Mexico, was in part responsible for emptying the place out, but so was another major development: The core customers who'd kept L.C. King's famous...
  • C. Wonder is closing all of its stores

    01/14/2015 6:16:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 6, 2015 | Victoria Taylor
    The preppy lifestyle brand started by Tory Burch’s ex-husband, Chris Burch, is shutting down its remaining locations ‘due to the highly competitive nature of the current retail environment,’ a spokesman said. It’s curtains for C. Wonder. The retailer confirmed that it will shutter its remaining locations. C. Wonder is closing up shop. The retailer, which was launched by designer Tory Burch’s ex-husband, Chris Burch, will be shutting down its remaining stores, a spokesman confirmed. “Due to the highly competitive nature of the current retail environment, C. Wonder will be closing its remaining stores," a spokesman said in a statement to...
  • Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul: worst dressed

    01/06/2015 3:22:17 PM PST · by presidio9 · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 01/03/15 | Hal Boedeker
    Remember when Mr. Blackwell ripped the worst-dressed celebrities and celebrated the best-dressed style setters? Roger Stone is carrying on the tradition, and he bashes with a tart snarkiness that Mr. Blackwell would have admired.. Topping the worst-dressed list for 2014 was Hillary Clinton. Stone observes that she "has no taste in clothing and no idea whatsoever what she looks good in." Wear darker colors, Stone advises. Stone also goes after Rand Paul, like Clinton a possible presidential candidate in 2016. Stone complains that the Kentucky senator "dresses like a college student" and dismisses Paul's hair gel as "ghastly." "To have...
  • Women Try On Vintage Bras

    01/05/2015 1:33:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 3, 2014 | BuzzFeedBlue
    We asked some brave women to try on old-time bras and corsets. This is what happened.
  • Partygoer’s life is saved by £35 skintight dress after cement mixer crash

    01/01/2015 3:55:25 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 54 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 12-31-14 | Rob Waugh
    A festive partygoer owes her life to the skintight £35 ‘bodycon’ dress she squeezed into before going out, after it stopped her bones piercing her organs in a horrific car accident. Zoe Turner’s dress acted ‘like a corset’ and stopped bones popping out and causing fatal internal injuries after her taxi was hit by a cement mixer. Doctors told the 21-year-old that the dress almost certainly saved her life, after Ms Turner and three friends were left badly hurt in the crash. She said: ‘I couldn’t believe my dress saved my life. That’s the best £35 I’ve ever spent. ‘Although...
  • 4 Amazing Things You Can Do With 3-D Printers Very Soon

    12/31/2014 4:21:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | December 31, 2014 | Rakesh Sharma
    2014 was the year of 3-D printers. According to the 2014 edition of the Wohlers Associates annual report (via The Motley Fool), which is considered the industry’s bible on 3-D printing, there are approximately 400 to 600 3-D printer brands available in the $200 to $5,000 price range. That number is not surprising: With its focus on customized products and innovative materials and technology, 3-D printing is poised to transform our world. Yet not much is known about 3-D printers. This is due to two reasons. First, 3-D printing still has a long way to go to become consumer-friendly. The...
  • Is this the future of fashion? First-ever 4D dress created using a printer is unveiled

    12/14/2014 11:18:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 14, 2014 | Bianca London
    As many women know only too well, finding a dress that fits like a glove is no easy task. But a new dress, created using a 3D printer, may be the answer to every woman's style woes. A design studio have used 3D printing technology to create an innovative dress customised to a woman’s body. The dress, which costs a staggering £1,900 ($3,000) to print, features 2,279 printed panels interconnected by 3,316 hinges. Creators Nervous System call it a ‘4D dress’ as, like fabric, the printed garment can go from a compressed object to its intended shape. Jessica Rosenkrantz, co-founder...
  • LL Bean struggles to meet demand for iconic boot

    12/06/2014 10:41:37 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 53 replies
    A backlog of 60,000 boot orders could grow to 100,000 by month's end, and the company is in the process of hiring 100 workers and purchasing additional equipment to catch up with demand. "We just can't make enough of them," said Tom Armstrong, L.L. Bean's chief merchandising officer. The rubber-bottomed, leather-topped "duck boot" has seen sales grow from fewer than 100,000 a decade ago to about 450,000 this year. Next year, the number is expected to top 500,000.
  • Losing teens: Can Abercrombie & Fitch keep its shirt [on]?

    12/04/2014 7:31:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2014 | Joanna Campione
    Abercrombie and Fitch (ANF) is showing its age. The once too-cool-for-school brand continues to struggle with teen shoppers. The retailer’s third quarter results were just the latest in a string of disappointments for investors. Profits were down on slowing mall traffic and weakening demand. Sales fell 12%. The company also cut its outlook for the year. “The same thing has been wrong with this company for years and years and years,” says Yahoo Finance’s Jeff Macke. “It illustrates the real problem with retail in America right now.” That problem is keeping up with the so-called fast fashion brands.
  • Who’s in Charge of the Pie Around Here?

    11/29/2014 6:04:04 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-29-2014 | MOTUS
    Relax America, all’s right with the world. The Big White “Christmas” tree arrived yesterday to great fanfare. And by fanfare I mean even the dogs came:Too late to grant it amnesty, Lady M prepares to bless the White House Christmas tree. I note that we’re no longer even trying to hide the fact that we’re living through a rerun of the Carter Administration (with apologies to Jimmy Carter); take this 1970’s inspired coat-frock for example:Mod Squad MOTrust me, it could always be worse. We could have worn it with our knee boots.And boob belt – with pearls:So continue to count...
  • How to Project Professional Presence When Running for Political Election

    11/24/2014 3:31:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    PRN Newswire Sterling Style Academy Yahoo! Finance Canada ^ | PRN Newswire November 24, 2014 | Sterling Style Academy
    NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With presidential elections coming up in 2016, the need for politicians to project a professional, trustworthy yet down-to-earth image is important. When preparing for a campaign, wardrobe decisions are far from trivial in politics. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141124/160563 Following the controversy of Sarah Palin's $150,000 wardrobe expense during the 2008 Republican Party's presidential campaign and given the key issue of income inequality that came up in the November 2014 United States elections, Sterling Style Academy students were assigned to assess the situation as a case study and provide possible wardrobe scenarios for rebranding the...
  • Obama Dons Purple Silk Robe in China

    11/10/2014 11:04:33 AM PST · by Textide · 96 replies
    President Obama put on a purple silk robe, matching the one worn by the Chinese president, to watch a fireworks display for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation he's attending in China. "It's a tradition that each year the APEC host provides shirt or jacket for the other leaders as sign of cooperation," says CBS's Mark Knoller.
  • Fashion Elite Mourn Oscar de la Renta at Funeral

    11/03/2014 10:45:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 03, 2014
    Fashion Elite Mourn Oscar de la Renta at Funeral A memorial service for Oscar de la Renta was held at a Manhattan church with high profile guests including Hillary Clinton and Anna Wintour.
  • The Best-Dressed Way to Say Goodbye

    10/21/2014 10:46:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin Jones
    All-black attire hasn’t always been reserved for coffee shop poets and champagne-sipping fashionistas. Up until the turn of the 20th century, it was almost exclusively a sign of mourning: women publicly showing respect for the loss of a loved one. But, somewhere between the fury of the industrial revolution and women’s liberation, the tradition itself died out, leaving only a brief implication that lingers in graveyards and funeral services with fleeting significance. Now, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is revisiting the trend, taking visitors back to black with the debut of the Anna Wintour Costume Institute’s first fall exhibition in...
  • Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

    10/20/2014 11:35:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 01:27 EST, 21 October 2014 | Iona Kirby for
    Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82. His wife Annette confirmed that the legendary fashion designer passed away at his Kent, Connecticut home on Monday. De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, however a cause of death is yet to be revealed. He is survived by both Annette and his adopted son Moises - a designer at the label. Company executives Alex and Eliza Bolen said in a statement that De la Renta died surrounded by family, friends, and 'more than a few dogs'. The statement also read: 'While our hearts are broken by...
  • Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82

    10/20/2014 11:07:58 PM PDT · by Huntress · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Cathy Horyn and Enid Nemy
    Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco’s Spain, sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York, and who was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Conn. He was 82. His death was confirmed by his wife, Annette de la Renta. The cause was complications from cancer. Though ill with cancer intermittently for close to eight years, Mr. de la Renta was resilient. During that period his business grew by 50 percent, to $150 million in...
  • But They All Vote Democratic ... Strange & Disgusting Fashions Worn In Public.

    10/05/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 29 replies
    Pulptastic Site ^ | 5 Oct 2014 | RACookPE1978
    Just a link. http://pulptastic.com/thought-fashion-sense-bad-discovered-god-help-us/ Yes, the images are "Safe for Work" .. Just not recommended for viewing after a meal.
  • Dangerous Elegance: A History of High-Heeled Shoes

    09/21/2014 4:50:52 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 63 replies
    Random History ^ | April 9, 2008 | Random History and Word origins for the Curious Mind
    The high-heeled shoe, or a shoe whose heel is higher than the toe, is a matter of contentious and heated discussion. Shoes in general have typically served as markers of gender, class, race, and ethnicity--and both the foot and the shoe have been imbued with powerful phallic and fertility symbols as evidenced in the contemporary practice of tying shoes to a newlywed couple’s car. No other shoe, however, has gestured toward leisure, sexuality, and sophistication as much as the high-heeled shoe. Fraught with contradiction, heels paradoxically inhibit movement in order to increase it, at least in appearance. Standing in heels,...
  • L.A. Fashion District Gets Hit With Money Laundering Raid

    09/17/2014 6:43:18 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    mainstreet.com ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Hal M. Bundrick
    The fashion police descended in droves on the Los Angeles Fashion District last week, confiscating $100 million (mostly in cash), seizing three homes and arresting nine people. The raids on some 75 businesses are related to “Black Market Peso Exchange” (BMPE) schemes to launder drug money controlled by international drug cartels.
  • What was with that beige suit Obama was wearing? (vain vanity)

    08/29/2014 1:52:19 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 68 replies
    vanity | 8/29/14 | Mamzelle
    All through the "I don't have a strategy" speech, it was also, "I have no sense of how to dress appropriately to the seriousness of my duty." Did anyone else notice that natty, cream-colored suit? It made me think of the tropics, of a vacation in Panama. Barack, the girl from Ipanema. I don't believe I have ever seen another president dressed in that manner, like a soot suit, or something from the seventies...
  • GOP Rep. Peter King Is Actually Mad About Obama’s Tan Suit

    08/29/2014 3:30:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 29, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    The overload of coverage over Barack Obama‘s tan suit has led to some unexpected consequences: Rep. Peter King (R-NY), called into The Steve Malzberg Show to rage about how “trivial” the summer suit was. Summer suits, according to Rep. King, are not appropriate garb for talking about terrorism or ISIS, and especially when the President says he doesn’t have a strategy to deal with the resurgence of terrorism. “For him to walk out — I’m not trying to be trivial here — in a light suit, light tan suit, saying that first he wants to talk about what most Americans...
  • Obama's tan suit: Stop freaking out, Internet, it's actually stylish

    08/28/2014 5:51:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-28-14 | Jenn Harris
    President Barack Obama held a news conference Thursday to reveal important information regarding Russia financing and arming separatists in Ukraine, migrant children in the U.S. and his strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Syria, but all eyes seemed to focus on his suit. The president addressed the press in a pale, khaki-colored suit, and the Internet exploded. . The suit prompted a slew of headlines criticizing the president for his fashion decision.
  • Sagz Jeans Launches New Fashion Line Styled By Teens; Features Unique Snap-on Custom Boxer Shorts

    08/01/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Black News ^ | July 31, 2014 | Mark Davenport
    New York, NY — Sagz Urban Wear, LLC, makers of urban influenced casual wear, have begun marketing their newest line of “sagging” jeans featuring new styles and colors. Subtle design changes will also add to their jeans’ appeal, say the teenage fashion designers behind the popular clothing line. “Young urban men continue to ‘sag’ their jeans fashionably low, and our jeans’ unique snap-on custom boxer shorts offer them worry-free mobility,” says company spokesperson George Harris. “Three different wearing levels allow for maximum personal expression, with the styling confidence and comfort we’re famous for.” But an increased “swag” factor is the...
  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

    07/28/2014 10:40:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 8:59 PM EDT | Leanne Italie
    As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives. The lingerie shop is known for one-on-one fittings, but Jack was denied access to the area where professionals work privately with customers after being asked if she was an anatomical female. […] A gender binary exists in fashion, and that’s a challenge for those who don’t conform. Masculine-presenting women are often destined for boys’ departments or bad fits, while people...
  • Clothing chain Love Culture files bankruptcy, may be sold

    07/18/2014 7:32:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jonathan Stempel
    Love Culture Inc on Wednesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, becoming the latest women's apparel retailer to seek protection from creditors, and said it may be sold after having received interest from possible buyers. The company, which according to its website has 82 stores stretching from Massachusetts to Hawaii, joins Ashley Stewart Holdings Inc, Coldwater Creek Inc., Dots LLC and Loehmann's Inc among retailers to file for bankruptcy since late last year as consumers curb spending and visit malls less. In a court filing, the company's chief restructuring officer, Rick Bunka, said sales remain below projections, while vendors in April...
  • Russian Policewomen to Be Disciplined for Wearing Short Skirts

    The Interior Ministry has launched a crackdown to combat the trend toward shrinking hemlines witnessed among Russia's female police officers, Izvestia reported Monday. The ministry imposed a ban against all uniform modifications in response to the growing number of shortened skirts worn by women, and the tendency of their male counterparts to hack off their shirt sleeves. In addition to modifications, police are now prohibited from mixing their uniforms with civilian clothing, and from wearing wrinkled items, Izvestia reported, citing a decree handed down by Deputy Interior Minister Sergei Gerasimov to all heads of departments. Gerasimov warned that such liberties...
  • Who Pays for Michelle Obama’s Fabulous Fashions?

    06/03/2014 11:51:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 3, 2014
    Top labels that the US first lady wears would cost thousands of dollars a monthMichelle Obama’s fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits? It’s no small matter. Her high-low fashion choices mix everyday, off-the-rack fare with custom creations from top designers whose gowns can run into five figures.
  • First Lady Fashions: Who Pays for Those Incredible Outfits?

    06/02/2014 11:30:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The AP via Globe & Mail ^ | Monday, June 2, 2014 | Nancy Benac
    Michelle Obama’s fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits? It’s no small matter. Her high-low fashion choices mix everyday, off-the-rack fare with custom creations from top designers whose gowns can run into five figures. SNIP It takes money to pull that off, month after month. Those three dresses by themselves could add up to more than $15,000 retail, not to mention accessories such as shoes and jewellery. Is it the taxpayers...
  • Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men

    05/23/2014 3:51:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 22, 2014 | Erin Cunningham
    Schoolboys in France stirred up gender norms when they eschewed pants last week. But men in skirts shouldn’t be a provocative sight…it should be a choice as normal as women in pants. Last Friday, male students and teachers in Nantes, France launched a campaign to fight the sexism that is plaguing societies across the world through their clothing. The 'Ce que soulève la jupe' (or ‘Lift the Skirt’) movement encouraged boys across 27 of the northwest city’s schools to sport skirts to class instead of trousers. “We noticed that in a lot of high schools in our region, there are...
  • Under My Thumb lyrics as sung by Mick Jagger

    03/29/2014 9:46:27 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 182 replies
    vanity | 3/30/14 | Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
    I was out earlier tonight and heard Mick Jagger over a store loudspeaker singing "Under My Thumb." Given the very tragic suicide of his lover of 13 years, fashion designer and stylist L'Wren Scott, who was buried earlier this week amid rumors that Mick's unfaithfulness was one contributory factor, I hope he never, ever performs that song again...
  • Fashion Designer L'Wren Scott Found Dead in Apparent Suicide in NYC

    03/17/2014 10:05:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    abcnew.com ^ | 3/17/14 | Good Morning America
    Fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead today in her Manhattan apartment of an apparent suicide, according to New York police. She was 47 years old. According to authorities, police were called to her Chelsea apartment at 10:05 a.m. and found her body. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Scott was a renowned stylist and fashion designer whose clothes have been worn by A-listers including Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Penelope Cruz. In February, she announced that she had canceled her London Fashion Week show.
  • The End of an Era: Fashion Discount Retailer Dots Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Closes Its Doors

    03/11/2014 5:02:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    FashInvest ^ | March 3, 2014 | Lolita A. Alford
    On February 27th, Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm was awarded the store closing process for all locations by the bankruptcy court. Store closing sales will begin on March 1st and will involve significant discounts on all merchandise, as well as store furniture, fixtures and equipment in order to wind down company operations. “Our employees continue to do a tremendous job maintaining high quality standards and they are dedicated to fully serving our customers during this transition,” David Minnix, president of Dots, said. “We appreciate the continued support of our valued customers over the years and...
  • Palin: Obama known for 'mom jeans'

    03/04/2014 3:28:05 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 111 replies
    Politico ^ | March 4, 2014 | NATALIE VILLACORTA
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a man known for wrestling bears while President Barack Obama is known for wearing mom jeans. “People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil,” Palin said to Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Monday night. “They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.”
  • I can't possibly be the only one who thought this about the U.S. Olympic teams uniform...

    02/08/2014 10:02:26 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 86 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    2012 was a swing an a miss...this time around it was a swing, miss, and then the freakin' bat slipped out of the designers hands...It's the Olympics, not an ugly Christmas sweater contest.
  • Bruce Springsteen’s Daughter Named Gucci’s Equestrian Ambassador

    02/05/2014 12:54:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Gucci just announced the appointment of Bruce Springsteen's daughter, nationally ranked equestrian Jessica Springsteen, as Gucci Equestrian Ambassador. You've definitely heard of that title before and connected those words before in your brain, because it's a real title and a useful epithet that means a tangible thing in this system of language that humans developed over a period of time on Earth. Springsteen is an accomplished horsewoman. She also wore Björk-style swan attire to the 2013 Gucci Paris Masters. Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, promised in a statement that she has "ensured that the design of this new wardrobe provides...
  • Carrying a Tablet (Kindle, Ipad, Nexus,etc) While Male.

    02/05/2014 12:10:08 PM PST · by madison10 · 121 replies
    Maddie10 | 2/5/2014 | Maddie10
    Okay, I need to know this BEFORE I give my husband his tablet for...all the gifts for the next year. Purchased a tablet for him because he will be spending time with his dad who is in a care center/home bound about an hour from our house. Only internet access for him will be at the care center and husband needs something to bide his time. How does a guy transport a tablet from place to place? I have a purse, obviously transport is NOT an issue. What sort of bag, luggage, case, does a guy use and not look...
  • You May Be 3D Printing Your Own Clothes By The End Of 2014

    01/21/2014 10:39:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    WebPro News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Zach Walton
    In early 2013, Objet partnered with fashion designer Iris Van Herpen to create the first 3D printed dress. It was certainly a perfect fit for the world of high fashion where functionality means nothing and art is everything. For those who want 3D printed clothing that’s not an art statement, your day may come in 2014. Fast Company reports that entrepreneur Aaron Rowley has a new startup called Electroloom. The new company is working on a 3D printer that creates functional, wearable clothing. So far, they’ve been able to print sheets out of polymer fabric. By the end of the...
  • The Secrets to Michelle Obama’s “Signature Look”

    01/16/2014 8:21:47 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 46 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-16-2014 | MOTUS
    Since Lady M is back from her “me-time” with the girls and looking all “refreshed” and foxy – all without any of my special effects:Since she’s doing so well without me I decided to hang out here at the Sundance Festival until I’m needed back at the Big White for “The Party” of the half-century this Saturday. So I took the opportunity to catch up on my email. Look at this fascinating message I found in my inbox: Hi MOTUS, I thought you may be interested in this graphic that celebrates our fashionable First Lady Michelle Obama, in honor of...
  • Where Did Philip Rivers Get That Bolo Tie?

    01/07/2014 11:43:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Last weekend's win by the San Diego Chargers was the talk of the town-- that is, until quarterback Philip Rivers showed up in his bolo tie. The string tie, as it's often called, fell out of fashion in the 1980s, but it appears Rivers is bringing bolo back. The one-of-a-kind design comes from the mind and garage work shop of San Diegan Ted Williams. The 76-year-old Williams hand-delivered the bolo tie to Chargers headquarters. It's cut from elk antler and has a polished stone in the center. “We had to go to coat and tie this year,” Rivers explains at...
  • Duck Dynasty's Missy Robertson Launches Clothing Line

    01/06/2014 7:37:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Broadway World ^ | January 6, 2014 | Staff
    Missy Robertson has always been busy long before the fame of A&E's Duck Dynasty came knocking on her door. As the wife of Jase Robertson, her growing schedule demanded numerous public appearances and beckoned her to fill a void in the fashion industry a stylish yet comfortable and age appropriate clothing line. The line is in collaboration with Stephanie Carter's Southern Fashion House, which produces Judith March, Jacque and Janis clothing lines and DejaVu boutiques. Robertson has long been a fan of the Judith March line and immediately turned to Carter to help bring her vision to fruition. "I...
  • Michelle Obama Steals Spotlight in Marchesa Gown at Kennedy Center Honors

    12/09/2013 1:19:35 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 86 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 9, 2013 | Taylor Gordon
    First lady Michelle Obama had all eyes on her Sunday during the Kennedy Center Honors where the achievements of singer Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and others were acknowledged. The first lady manages to look absolutely stunning in pieces by J. Crew, so it was no surprise that she looked flawless in a flowing emerald green Marchesa gown. While the bodice of the dress is similar to gowns she has worn in the past, the intricate draping details on her arms gave it an elegant flair. The arm drape also showed off the first lady’s exceptionally toned biceps as she...