Diana Ross Says TSA Agent Made Her Feel ‘Violated’ In ‘Over The Top’ Screening

The agency is defending its reputation following the singer’s flurry of outraged tweets. Via:: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/diana-ross-tsa-violated_n_5ccf18c6e4b0548b735bc419       

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Instagram Slams Kim Kardashian After North West Wears Adult Spike Heels at a Party

North West loves wearing mom Kim Kardashian’s high heels — and Twitter has a lot to say about it. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s oldest daughter dolled up for cousin True Thompson’s party in April wearing soaring sandals plucked straight from her mom’s closet. View this post on Instagram True’s Birthday party! A post shared […]

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Mindy Kaling Reveals She Made B.J. Novak Her Daughter’s Godfather

“B.J. is so much more like family now than a platonic friend,” the actress said of her relationship with her “Office” co-star. Via:: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/novak-godfather-mindy-kaling-baby_n_5ccf0861e4b04e275d4beeb5       

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Ivanka Trump Goes Horseback Riding in Skinny Jeans & Western Boots

Ivanka Trump’s style is usually all about pantsuits and power pumps, but she shows off a very different side in her latest Instagram post. In an image shared last night in honor of yesterday’s Kentucky Derby, the first daughter sits atop a horse while on a rustic getaway. She looks cute in a Western-inspired look: […]

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Leytonstone Murder Probe: Man Dies After Car Ploughs Into Pedestrians In East London

By Graeme Demianyk A murder investigation has been launched after a 52-year-old man was hit by a car in Leytonstone, east London. The collision appears to be “a deliberate act by the driver of the car” after an earlier altercation, the Metropolitan Police said. Two men were hit by the vehicle in High Road in […]

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Belfast Marathon Organisers Apologise After Course Is 0.3 Miles Too Long

By Graeme Demianyk The organisers of Belfast marathon have apologised to its competitors after admitting the route was mistakenly extended. Participants ran an extra 0.3 miles more than they should have. It was blamed on human error after the lead car diverted from the official route. In a statement, chairman of the Belfast Marathon Organising […]

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Rainbow warrior: bold colours for spring

By Photographer Daniel Benson; Fashion editor Jo Jones This season, step out in strong primary colours – the brighter the better Continue reading… Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2019/may/05/rainbow-warrior-bold-colours-for-spring       

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Exclusivity Driving Growth in Mass Beauty

Change was in the air at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ annual meeting, held April 27 to April 30 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. Historically, the pharmacy accounts for about 70 percent of most drug chains’ revenue. But escalating fees for prescription drugs — NACDS reports that DIR [direct and indirect […]

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Coach Goes Underground With Graffiti Artist Partnerships

UNDERGROUND VIEW: Coach has tapped a series of British graffiti and rave culture artists to re-create its monogram and create new visuals, from a more creative, underground lens. The project will kick off this weekend, with the release of fly posters, by the East London-born graffiti artist Pez. The brand said that it was drawn […]

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Christopher Kane, Fernando Garcia Share Met Gala Plans at Museum of Sex Dinner

It’s almost the first Monday of May, and naturally the Met Gala is on the fashion industry’s mind. Friday night prior to The Met is considered time to kick things into high gear, but Christopher Kane decided to take a different tack. He, along with filmmaker and “The Sex Ed” podcast host Liz Goldwyn, hosted […]

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Why it’s now the bride who wears the trousers

By Leah Harper Women are ditching frothy gowns to make their vows in jumpsuits or white separates When Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner married musician Joe Jonas in Las Vegas last week, she wore a pair of white, wide-leg trousers – and she’s not the first to ditch a traditional wedding dress for trousers […]

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Dennis Basso Opens First Store in Qatar

An outdoor plaza shopping center anchored by Galeries Lafayette is the home to Dennis Basso’s first store in Doha. Basso’s 1,800-square-foot unit is near the Cartier, Graff and Van Cleef & Arpels boutiques. Back in New York, the designer said Friday that he hopes this first store will lead to others in the Midde East. […]

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Prada Resort 2020

“Simplicity is rebellion.” So said Miuccia Prada during a preview of the resort collection she showed on Thursday night. Prada referred specifically to the clothes, which she described as “naïve, cotton, simple,” but the thought extended to the event itself. At a moment when, in the luxury sweepstakes for sales and social media attention, her […]

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Barry and Sheryl Schwartz Feted at FIT for Donation and Scholarship Fund

It was a Calvin Klein reunion of sorts Thursday night, when Barry Schwartz, co-founder and former chairman of Calvin Klein Inc., and his wife Sheryl were honored at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The Schwartzes donated to the Museum at FIT three sample coats that launched the Calvin Klein Inc. business in 1968. In addition, […]

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Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Arrive in San Francisco With Lupita Nyong’o, Maria Shriver

What does luxury brand Cartier have to do with preventing diabetes-related lower limb amputations, promoting affordable cancer detection and aiding cash-strapped farmers in Cameroon? These are just three world problems being addressed by female-run, impact-driven businesses that will be funded as part of the 2019 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. This week, Cartier brought its global […]

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Keira Knightley Praises Virginie Viard’s Debut Solo Show for Chanel

UNITED FRONT: House ambassadors including Keira Knightley, Vanessa Paradis and her daughter Lily-Rose Depp joined personalities including Claudia Schiffer, Ali MacGraw and Cécile Cassel to take in the debut solo Chanel collection of Virginie Viard, for Cruise 2020, presented at the Grand Palais on Friday. Viard, Karl Lagerfeld’s longtime righthand woman who succeeded the designer […]

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Chanel Cruise 2020

The invitation for Chanel’s cruise show was printed on a plain white card — symbolizing, perhaps, the blank page facing artistic director Virginie Viard as she prepared to write the next chapter in the history of the house that had been synonymous with Karl Lagerfeld for 36 years. Guests arriving at the Grand Palais found […]

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Esxence Hosts Convincing Edition

MILAN — The 11th edition of Esxence — The Scent of Excellence marked a maturity test for the artistic perfumery show. The four-day event was scheduled across a national holiday on April 25, which before the show left companies uncertain about what the turnout would be. Yet the hallways of “The Mall” venue were busier […]

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my spring essentials

By Anna Katina Hello my friends! I hope you’re doing great! Since I promised to present you my favourite accessories, I decided to do this here on the blog! For me, this Spring is all about colour and layering games! I’m just back from the Belgian coast where I have spent the Easter weekend, you […]

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Apps of my life

By Anna Katina Hello my friends! First of all, thanks a lot for the feedback regarding my car:). For those who haven’t read the news, you can read it here. Today, I am sharing with you my favourite apps I use on my iphone. Since I received the new iPhone XS Max, I decided to […]

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She got her first car

By Anna Katina Hello my friends! The time has come… I talked a lot about it on Instagram, I asked your opinions, I made you guess the colour.. and today, the waiting is over.. today, ANNA GOT HER FIRST CAR. Some of you may know that it took me some time to get the driving […]

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Cuba 2018

By Anna Katina Peeeeeps! Hello! It’s Sunday, December 30th and I promised you to publish my trip to Cuba before 2019, so I will keep my promise!! 😀 Where should I start… Cuba was an amazing experience this Summer. I travelled a lot this year but did not publish any travel posts… Shame on me. […]

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Christmas Gift Guide 2018

By Anna Katina Hello my friends! The waiting is over, my Christmas Gift Guide 2018 is live!! I worked two entire days on the photos after collecting all the gifts I wanted to feature. In my selection, I present classic presents but also less classic ones, amazing deals I found etc. For example I had […]

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Save the date! Troc’n’Brol 2018

By Anna Katina Yes, that’s my twin Xenia a few years ago with black, long hair!! 😀 TROC’N’BROL – an alternative Christmas market! It’s that time of the year again and I’m so excited!! December 14, I’m getting ready!! Every year, I participate to Troc’n’Brol. For me, it’s the coolest yearly event in Luxembourg! First, […]

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It was a Calvin Klein reunion of sorts Thursday night, when Barry Schwartz, co-founder and former chairman of Calvin Klein Inc., and his wife Sheryl were honored at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The Schwartzes donated to the Museum at FIT three sample coats that launched the Calvin Klein Inc. business in 1968. In addition, the Schwartzes have established a scholarship fund at FIT in their name, which will provide full tuition support to a student in financial need through all four years of their undergraduate studies at FIT. Two of the original wool coats (a pale teal double-breasted version and a brown single-breasted) were launched for fall 1968, and one (a black-belted coat) was launched for the holiday season a few months later. The items, which were on display, had been in the Schwartzes' cedar closet at their farm in Granite Springs, N.Y., where Sheryl has amassed a vast collection of Calvin Klein clothing over the years. The inspiration behind the display came from the facade of the York Hotel, where Klein and Schwartz started the brand in room 613. After months of putting the line together, the label took off after Donald O'Brien, vice president of Bonwit Teller, saw a coatFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
North Sails is taking its fight against disposable plastics a step further by engaging Milan's night owls. The sailmaking specialist is partnering with Worldrise, the nonprofit set up by the brand's ambassador and marine biologist Mariasole Bianco, to enroll a number of the city's nightclubs to go plastic free by the end of 2019. By adhering to the project, called “No Plastic More Fun,” the nightclubs have all pledged to replace disposable plastics with eco-friendly alternatives, including bio-plastic glasses, which are both biodegradable and compostable, and aluminum water bottles, as well as avoiding the use of straws. The initiative will officially kick off on the evening of May 4, renamed “Blue Night: The Sea Stars From Here.” “Plastics don't have to be demonized, instead its use and abuse are critical,” said Elisa Riva, marketing director of North Sails, while unveiling the partnership at Milan's City Aquarium on Friday. “Our roots have been always connected to the sea. We believe it's important to keep networking with public and private institutions and nonprofits to obtain positive results,” she added, recalling how the company has been implementing different initiatives to reach all ages and targets, in this case young adults. “The audience of such a project is made ofFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Shoppers are hot for swimwear right now. And it's not just because summer is coming. Or, because lingerie giant Victoria's Secret recently started selling swimsuits again. Thanks to platforms like Instagram, swimwear has become a year-round business. Sales in the global swimwear category totaled $21.7 billion last year, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. And more lingerie brands are now trying to get a piece of that market, invading swimwear with their own collections of bikinis and one-piece bathing suits. The transition might seem natural for the two categories that share many characteristics. But Cora Harrington, founder of the blog The Lingerie Addict, said it would be easier for companies to sell swimwear than lingerie. “It's hard to convince people that they should be spending more than $25 or $30 on a bra,” said Harrington, author of “In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear and Love Lingerie.” “There doesn't seem to be that same challenge when it comes to swimwear. People are more willing to spend $50 or $100, or even $200 on a swimsuit.” She added that in the U.S. it's also hard to tempt shoppers to drop large amounts of cash on something they can't see, while swimsuits areFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
PARIS — On the eve of Virginie Viard's debut solo collection at Chanel, the mood at the house is palpably expectant. That Karl Lagerfeld's long-time right-hand woman should feel nervous about stepping into the spotlight is understandable: Over his 36 years at the helm of Chanel, Lagerfeld practically wrote the book on how to revive a dormant luxury house. Bruno Pavlovsky, president of fashion and president of Chanel SAS, spoke admiringly of the heritage left by the German designer, who died in February at the age of 85. Yet he also underlined the need for Viard to fly with her own wings and bring her touch to the label founded by another woman, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. In an interview the day before the Chanel 2020 cruise show, which was held at the Grand Palais in Paris, Pavlovsky sat down with WWD to talk about life after Karl, the June 20 celebration of his life, digital innovation and how Chanel is coping with the ongoing yellow vests protests in France. WWD: How are you and the team feeling on the eve of Virginie Viard's first solo collection for Chanel? Bruno Pavlovsy: Excited, stressed — but stressed in a good way. We are both in the continuity of allFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Carine Roitfeld, who convinced Karl Lagerfeld to put his face on a T-shirt as part of his landmark 2004 collaboration with H&M, is putting her portrait on knits as part of a new capsule for the late designer's namesake brand. Dubbed Karl According to Carine, the compact collection also features an unexpected color — fuchsia — which Roitfeld blends with her beloved black. “I think this is not totally the Carine people are expecting,” she said. “One of Karl's life rules was to do something people don't expect from you.” That said, she added, “I can see a lot of Karl in the designs. Because I spent so much time with him, it's impossible for me to do anything without thinking of him.” Indeed, the portrait that will appear on sweatshirts and T-shirts — all floppy hair and one raccoon eye — was shot by Lagerfeld himself. The capsule line is slated to arrive in Karl Lagerfeld stores, online and at select specialty retailers in November. The house is keeping the look book under wraps until closer to the release date, but described silhouettes that echo Roitfeld's signature sleek chic: blazers, feminine blouses, corsets and skirts, plus a leopard-print coat and a faux fur inFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
‘Tis a gift to be simple — sometimes. At least when a powerful message underlies the simplicity. That's the premise from which Miuccia Prada worked for the resort collection she showed on Thursday night. Prada returned to Gotham for a second consecutive year, showing the collection at her brand's New York headquarters. “I liked the experience,” she said of the encore. “I like to do the shows in my own spaces. And it's an occasion to keep a link with New York.” In this case, her own space is the brand's Herzog and de Meuron-designed headquarters on West 52nd Street. During a Wednesday afternoon preview, one floor of the sprawling, industrial building flaunted fresh pink paint, plush beige flooring and circuitous seating. The impact of fluorescent pink lights, already fanciful by day, would surely heighten by show time, once night had fallen through the massive west-facing windows overlooking the Hudson River. “It's nice,” Prada said, “an industrial place that becomes just the opposite with pink.” Prada allowed the unusual preview since the show's 8:30 p.m. start would be past deadline for today's Digital Daily [see wwd.com and the Monday, May 6 Digital Daily for the full review]. Like everyone else in the industry, sheFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Knix, the company known for wireless bras and period-proof panties, joins the growing list of lingerie brands moving into the swimwear category. The new assortment of suits, which are available at Knix.com starting Friday, fuses sexy and sporty, cute and utilitarian, low-cut and high-cut, into one collection. “Bathing suits historically have been designed to either look really good or to be super functional,” Joanna Griffiths, founder and chief executive officer of Knix, told WWD. “So we wanted to marry those two things, to create suits that look great and that fit super well.” Knix's new swimwear collection. Courtesy Swimwear was also the number-one item Knix shoppers were requesting in customer surveys. Some women were already wearing Knix products, like the Evolution Bra and matching bottoms, as bathing suits. So Griffiths, a self-proclaimed “swim junkie,” decided that Knix needed a swimwear line of its own. The new collection incorporates one-piece and bikinis with things like built-in bra technology, chlorine-resistant materials and bonded hemlines. That is, with no visible stitching or sewing. The first batch of suits run small through double extra large, up to a size G cup, and come in three colors: black, emerald and coral pink. All pieces retail for under $100Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]