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  • Ivanka Trump Sued : Shoe Competitor Wants Her Kicked to Curb

    06/22/2016 9:35:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 71 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/22 | tmz
    Ivanka Trump's shoe line is a shameless knockoff of a wildly popular Italian stiletto ... so claims the Italian shoemaker. Aquazzura claims in a new lawsuit, Ivanka's Hettie shoe is almost a carbon copy of its Wild Thing pump ... a shoe that protects the feet of the famous-ish, including Solange and Olivia Palermo. Aquazzura points to the color, shape and silhouette, as well the fringe covering the toes to the tassel on the heel. Aquazzura says Ivanka jacked their shoes before ... copying its Belgravia shoe and calling it Necila, and also copying its Forever Marilyn shoe and calling...
  • Fashion Police question

    06/08/2016 5:56:52 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 31 replies
    Political Correctness Gone Wild ^ | June 8 2016 | political correctness gone wild
  • (Clothes horse) Hillary Clinton wore a $12,495 Armani jacket during a speech about inequality

    06/07/2016 9:28:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 127 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 6, 2016 | Sarah Whitten
    Hillary Clinton took a lot of flak on Monday after a report surfaced that the presidential candidate wore a Giorgio Armani jacket worth more than $12,000 during a speech in April about inequality. Clinton, who was well-known for her vast pantsuit collection, has upgraded her wardrobe during her most recent bid for president to appear more relatable, according to the New York Post. Social media users don't seem to be buying it, however.
  • Elizabeth Warren is sending you a subliminal (fashion) message with her sleeves(heap big barf alert)

    05/26/2016 4:21:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Robin Givhan
    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren moves with the fleet-footed bounce of a featherweight fighter - an agile pugilist who has been using Twitter to deliver jabs and hooks to Republican front-runner Donald Trump. She is not an especially elegant fighter, but she's fast - throwing a barrage of blows: "loser," "pathetic," "weak." And in person, too, her style is aerodynamic, with her short sandy hair, rimless glasses, necklace-free decolletage and tiny stud earrings. She is nearly accoutrement-free as she moves against the head winds. She looks quick and agile. Flexed for a fight. And her sleeves are always rolled up -...
  • Aeropostale: One of the hottest teen brands from a decade ago just filed for bankruptcy

    05/04/2016 9:12:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/04/2016 | Mallory Schlossberg
    Aeropostale used to be one of the most popular teen retailers. Cheaper than Abercrombie & Fitch, and less bohemian than American Eagle, the brand was the go-to for teens who still wanted to fit in with the trends. But those days are gone. The retailer has filed for bankruptcy protection, though it says it will be out of debt in six months. Last June, Crain's New York reported that the retailer lost 95% of its value in just five years. The brand has plans to close 113 stores in the US and all 41 stores in Canada. According to Reuters,...
  • Caught on Video: Confrontation Over Man’s Dreadlocks at San Francisco State Prompts Investigation

    03/29/2016 4:02:14 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 37 replies
    ktla ^ | 3-29-16 | ktla
    San Francisco State University said Tuesday it was investigating an incident captured on video in which a black woman confronted a white man on campus for wearing dreadlocks. In a video posted on YouTube on Monday, the man and woman can be heard arguing in a hallway about his hair. “You’re saying that I can’t have a hair style because of your culture? Why?” the man said. “Because it’s my culture,” she said.
  • Does anybody notice that Trump is wearing a blue tie

    03/01/2016 1:09:37 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 105 replies
    3/1/16
    The color blue used to be associated with conservatives in the USA.
  • Caitlyn Jenner, MAC Cosmetics pair up to create lipstick

    02/27/2016 3:01:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | February 27, 2016 | Faith Karimi
    Caitlyn Jenner is changing lives -- one lipstick at a time. MAC Cosmetics announced Friday that it is partnering with the E! star, making her the most high-profile transgender star to get a major cosmetics contract. "She has come to represent courage, fearlessness, honesty and compassion -- characteristics long-prized and celebrated by MAC," the company said in a statement.
  • California considers banning anorexic models

    02/22/2016 7:06:10 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 22, 2016 | Melody Gutierrez
    California would ban anorexic models under a bill introduced Monday in the state Legislature. Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, said AB2539 is an effort to reduce the number of eating disorders among models by creating industry health standards and requiring modeling agencies to be licensed by the California Labor Commissioner. Under the legislation, models would need a physician’s certificate attesting that they don’t suffer from an eating disorder, which agencies would be required to keep on file or face a fine.
  • The Epic History of Military Style

    02/02/2016 1:31:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Esquire ^ | February 1, 2016 | Scott Christian
    If there's a silver lining to the havoc wreaked by Napoleon Bonaparte on Europe during the early 19th Century, it's that menswear today would look considerably different without it. The main thrust of the Napoleonic Wars of 1803 to 1815 may have been to advance the First French Empire, but the undercard was all about military style. The monarchs of France, Russia, England, and Prussia were obsessed with how their soldiers dressed. It was fashion week on steroids, the legacy of which can still be seen in the wardrobes of men today, not to mention in the continuing influence of...
  • “Hillary’s look is a practical one”: Can we stop talking about Clinton’s clothes now?

    01/16/2016 2:24:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Salon ^ | January 15, 2016 | Mary Elizabeth Williams
    In what may go down as the apex of #SlatePitches, on Friday, writer Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart investigated a Democratic presidential contender in a story that declares that "Hillary Clinton Isn't a Lesbian - but She Dresses Like One." You know what, fine, let's take the bait. Because by my calculation we will be having these discussions until at least November. After Vitiello Urquhart establishes that this isn't about sexual identity per se, she commends Clinton by explaining, "If Clinton were a lesbian, I'd be proud to claim her fashion sense. Clinton embodies something many lesbians accomplish effortlessly: She dresses in...
  • Jaden Smith wears skirt for new womenswear ad campagin

    01/04/2016 11:46:19 AM PST · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    fox ^ | 1/4 | fox
    Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s teen son Jaden Smith has scored a gig as the face of Louis Vuitton’s womenswear line.
  • Significance of Moslem clothing?

    12/07/2015 11:22:10 AM PST · by suzy02 · 58 replies
    Have been trying to figure out the signifiicance of head garb that Moslem women wear. Some of prints, some white, black, and various other colors. Is there any signifigance to the colors or the way it's worn? Some just have heads covereed, others covereed with the black things from head to toe. Also see some men with the skull caps and others that don't. Is there a significance to whats being worn or how it's worn? Thanks.
  • Horsing Around at the World’s Richest Race

    10/22/2015 1:34:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 10/22/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    Horsing Around at the World’s Richest Race Oct 22nd, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, LIFE, Sports | by Jared Paul Stern The Prix De l’Arc de Triomphe, held every fall at the Longchamp course in Paris, is one of the world’s longest running and most prestigious horse races and is rivaled only by Royal Ascot in terms of glamour, though it doesn’t get as much publicity. First run in 1920, it has long been known as the world’s richest race, and nowadays carries a purse of €5 million. Of course its Parisian setting means the event has always had...
  • Humans In Harnesses Are The Hot Accessory

    10/02/2015 9:02:46 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 21 replies
    Yahoo Style ^ | October 1, 2015 | Sarah Cristobal
    Rick Owens seems to enjoy turning the fashion world on its well-coiffed head. In the past, the designer has enlisted muscular step dancers to stomp down the runway and featured penises (they peeked out from tunics) as the must have accessory for his fall/ winter 2014 mens collection. His latest runway spectacle was called “Cyclops,” but instead of one-eyed creatures clomping down the runway, he sent models out with what can only be classified as human backpacks. While a trio of gospel singers sang about “Protecting land and how it’s ours to preserve,” models appeared with local gymnasts strapped to...
  • Philly clothing company launches 'Black Lives Matter' line

    09/19/2015 1:57:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Philadelphia Sun Times ^ | September 19, 2015 | Jack Cassidy
    A Philadelphia-based clothing company Cult Classic has launched a clothing line inspired by Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson last year and the Black Lives Matter movement that followed, according to NBC Philadelphia. PHL Business Journal ‎@PHLBizJournal Philly's @cultclassicUSA clothing brand launches #BlackLivesMatter-inspired line http://bizj.us/1jadrm 9:04 PM - 17 Sep 2015 Per the report, the co-owner of the company aimed at channeling his, and the country’s, confusion over the matter into his work. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit after-school programs in North Philadelphia....
  • Hillary Clinton and Her Pantsuits: A Look at Her Colorful Campaign Style (laugh and barf alert)

    09/17/2015 6:40:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    InStyle ^ | August 27, 2015 | Andrea Cheng
    When it comes to uniform dressing, there's no one who is as resolutely committed, as alarmingly consistent as the 2016 presidential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and her expansive wardrobe of pantsuits. It's a uniform that spans decades, that can be traced as far back as the '90s when she served as First Lady. And even though her notorious penchant for color-coordinated suit separates has come under fire on more than one occasion, it will be these pantsuits (among political agendas and visionary plans, of course) that will set her apart during her run for the cushioned seat in the...
  • Acne Confirms: Fashion's Ideal Woman is a 12 Year Old Boy (Ewww!)

    09/01/2015 2:48:40 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/1/15 | Leeann Duggan
    -SNIP- "WWD announced that the forthcoming fall campaign by fashion-forward Swedish brand Acne Studios will star Frasse Johansson, who is a 12-year-old boy. Who is modeling very expensive clothes meant for adult women."
  • Androgyny is in: Men’s fashion is headed for a gender-bending moment

    08/09/2015 10:58:27 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 55 replies
    National Post ^ | August 7, 2015 | Nic Screws
    In January, Gucci’s menswear runway collection was an eye-opener. It wasn’t because the brand had just fired its nearly decadelong creative director Frida Giannini in December, or even because new designer Alessandro Michele had pulled the clothing together in less than a week in his new role. It was because the men on the runway looked … like women. In fact, some of them were women—an increasing trend in menswear shows. Models of both genders—waifish male models and boyish female models alike—were wearing silhouettes, fabrications, and items of clothing that traditionally appear in womenswear collections. Michele’s deliberately ambiguous outfits featured...
  • The First Trans-Exclusive Modeling Agency Launches in LA

    08/06/2015 9:57:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Paper Magazine ^ | July 23, 2015 | Sandra Song
    With Hari Nef signed to IMG and Andreja Pejic making make-up modeling history, it's been a good year for transpeople in the fashion industry -- and it's about to get even better because there's now a trans-exclusive modeling agency in the game, dubbed Apple Model Management. Originally founded in Thailand, Apple has just expanded to LA, where they've become the first modeling agency to launch a transgender division. "We see trans individuals as beautiful," agency director Cecilio Asuncion said. "But their full potential was never reached because of the stigma the community-at-large had towards the trans community. This has to...
  • The rise of fashion in North Korea

    08/04/2015 1:07:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies
    Dazed and Confused ^ | Jul 22, 2015 | Lu-Hai Liang
    The rise of fashion in North Korea A group of young women pose for a photo in Pyongyang. Notice the fake Prada and Dior handbags – probably imported into North Korea via China
  • Facekini: The Swimwear Trend That Refuses to Die

    07/23/2015 5:21:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    Weather.com ^ | Jul 15 2015 | Sean Breslin
    The facekini may strike western observers as a strange and even creepy look. But in China where it was invented back in 2012, the face covering designed to protect the wearer from sun, algae and jellyfish stings is becoming ever more popular, and there's even an annual revival event to celebrate it in the eastern China city of Quingdao, according to the Daily Mail.
  • Area Men Mostly Unaware That Men’s Fashion Week Is Happening

    07/16/2015 9:11:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/16 | Stephanie Eckardt
    After years of speculation, men’s fashion week finally kicked off in New York this summer. Designers like Public School and Calvin Klein have been showing all week, but as the fourth and final day of shows wraps up today, it turns out many New York men didn't even know it was happening. The Cut polled 100 men in lower Manhattan, and only 31 had any idea there's now a New York Fashion Week: Men's. Those who did know about it mostly worked in fashion-related fields like PR or modeling, but some were simply adamant that men’s fashion is having a...
  • How Do You Dress for Church? Some Helpful Encouragement from a New Video

    07/13/2015 6:22:25 AM PDT · by Salvation · 72 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-12-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Do You Dress for Church? Some Helpful Encouragement from a New Video Msgr. Charles Pope • July 12, 2015 • 14 Comments I have written at length before on the issues of modesty and how we dress for Mass: http://blog.adw.org/2010/05/adore-the-lord-in-holy-attire-on-proper-dress-for-mass/http://blog.adw.org/2012/04/i-miss-women-wearing-hats-and-veils-in-church-a-brief-reminiscence-of-days-gone-by/http://blog.adw.org/2013/07/have-we-lost-reverence-in-church-these-days-how-can-we-recover-it/http://blog.adw.org/2010/02/modesty-is-reverence-for-mystery/http://blog.adw.org/2010/04/modesty-and-men/ Rather than repost all that commentary here, I would like to focus on a new video (thanks to Brandon Vogt and the other producers) that invites us to be more considerate about how we dress for Holy Mass. The video is quite balanced and presents a range of views. One man wears a tie, the other does not; one...
  • Joel Osteen on Why He Avoids Political, Social Issues: 'It's Not What I'm Called to Do;'

    07/03/2015 5:53:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    Joel Osteen, the popular 52-year-old leader of America's largest protestant church, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, bluntly revealed that the reason why he avoids speaking out on hot button social and political issues, such as same-sex marriage, is because he believes that's not what he's called to do as a pastor. In a recent interview on WBUR's "Here & Now" radio program Osteen, who was asked if he felt these hot button social and political issues are important, said: "I think they are important but I think everybody has their own calling." He further explained that "It's not what I'm...
  • Painfully Skinny Jeans Land A Woman In The Hospital

    06/24/2015 6:11:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | JUNE 22, 2015
    If you've wondered whether there's a downside to wearing superskinny jeans, this story's for you. A 35-year-old Australian woman wound up in the hospital after wearing skinny jeans while helping a family member move. The move involved "many hours of squatting while emptying cupboards," according to a report published Monday in the journal Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. As the day went on, those jeans were making her increasingly uncomfortable. But it wasn't until that evening that the situation went south. As she walked home, the woman found herself struggling to lift her increasingly numb feet. She fell to the ground,...
  • De Niro lights up Armani front row as menswear goes feminine ["Men" wearing lace]

    06/24/2015 11:03:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | 6/23/15 | Colleen Barry
    ....Women's dressing went mainstream for men like never before during Milan Fashion Week, which ended its four-day run on Tuesday. Gucci was the most extreme with lace shorts, satiny bow tops and floral suits — all for men.... ....Armani kept the showroom dark ahead of its preview show, certainly to show off the Giorgio Armani signature cast on the wall but perhaps also to give cover to actor Robert De Niro in the front row. Still, photographers spotted him and his wife Grace Highland and swarmed the couple with flashes. After the show, De Niro, dressed in a white shirt...
  • Hillary’s Empty Pants Suit Collection Evokes Yawns

    06/13/2015 12:16:34 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 12 replies
    Didn’t these ungrateful wretches realize that Fashion Week had billed the unveiling of Hillary Clinton’s Empty Pants Suit Collection as its main event? Hadn’t New York’s brightest pre-anointed Hillary as the elite of the fashionably elite? Poor lady, no wonder she cries. Empty pants suit after empty pants suit paraded down the runway. However, there were no checks, no patterns, no bright colors, no top that was not an exact match to the solid bottom. At least one could marvel at the precision of the creases, each more exact than the next as if the designer were wanting us to...
  • Carolina Herrera Is Baffled by the "Almost Naked" Dresses Worn by Kardashian, Beyonce,

    06/11/2015 1:25:27 PM PDT · by EBH · 61 replies
    USMagazine ^ | 6/10/2015 | Esther Lee
    She finds the nearly nude sort-of rude! Designer Carolina Herrera, best known for her beautiful silhouettes and classic white shirts, ripped the "almost naked" look worn by so many celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez, recently at red carpet events. Herrera, 76, spoke to the Washington Post about how some of her fellow designers believe "it's so modern to be naked or almost naked" when, in fact, it's counterproductive. "They think it's going to attract younger people if they do those dresses," she reasoned. "No! The almost naked! Oh God!" According to Herrera, stars are doing it for...
  • Hillary Clinton Joins Instagram, Posts Funny Pic (of her pantsuits), People Get Mad

    06/10/2015 2:48:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Yahoo Style ^ | June 10, 2015 | Laia Garcia
    Hillary Clinton joined Instagram! The former first lady and possibly future first lady president posted her first image today: a rolling rack with three suits each in red, white, and blue, with the caption, “Hard choices.” It’s a genius post of course, as Clinton’s pantsuits have been a point of contention since pretty much forever. [Snip] Clinton has already proven she’s got a killer media team behind her with a great sense of humor; the offerings on her online store are hilarious and perfect on every single level, and her weekly email offers tidbits made for Twitter. Clinton obviously...
  • Blaze pink would be in fashion for hunting under Wisconsin bill

    05/27/2015 6:41:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 5-26-15 | Andrew Hahn
    State Rep. Joel Kleefisch (left) and Rep. Nick Milroy (center) unveil their bill to legalize blaze pink attire for hunters. They are joined by UW-Madison Professor Majid Sarmadi (rear) and State Rep. David Steffen (right). Madison— Wisconsin hunters likely would be the first in the nation allowed to wear blaze pink instead of the traditional orange in the woods under a bill announced Tuesday by a Republican and a Democrat. State Reps. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) and Nick Milroy (D-South Range) said at a Capitol news conference they hoped the attire would encourage more Wisconsinites to hunt and appeal to women...
  • 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 · 23 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 Ł35 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 Ł35 ‘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 Ł35 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 Ł1,900 ($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...