I Hate Running, But These Are 4 Running Shoes I Like — And You Will Too

Working out centers me, it gives a sense of accomplishment and I always feel great leaving the gym. However, I do not enjoy running. It feels more like a chore and I likely wouldn’t do it if I didn’t love pizza so much. What does get me excited to run is a new pair of […]

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Cardi B Dazzles in Ultra-Violet Bodysuit and Glittery Boots at Pre-BET Awards Show

Cardi B rocked her BET Experience performance in Los Angeles last night in a shimmering purple bodysuit complete with matching fingerless opera gloves and ankle boots. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper completed the ultra-violet look with light blue hair, beige fishnets and light pink pointy nails that popped while she held a bejeweled microphone onstage. Cardi […]

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Is Paris Ready for Barry’s Bootcamp?

GET YOUR SWEAT ON: Barry’s Bootcamp is taking over Paris. The 1998-founded gym opened its first location in the French capital on Saturday evening, a 5,800-square-foot space on the Rue Réaumur in the 2nd arrondissement. “Paris is definitely ready for Barry’s,” said chief executive officer Joey Gonzalez, speaking at the bootcamp’s opening cocktail on Saturday […]

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Paul Smith Spring 2020

For his 82nd show, Sir Paul Smith was in his element, focusing on the season’s big message, tailoring, a category he’s religiously stuck by throughout the whole streetwear phenomenon. “I’ve never not done tailoring, every one of my shows has had tailoring in it. I’ve always nudged it in,” the designer said backstage. Here it […]

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James Whiteside Takes the Heat at Thom Browne

FLASH DANCE: James Whiteside certainly loves a challenge: The principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater arrived in Paris at 6 a.m. on Saturday ahead of his smashing performance on Thom Browne’s men’s runway. As soon as the show ended he was headed back to New York for rehearsals for his day job: On Tuesday, […]

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Kenzo Spring 2020

It was a swan song with water at its heart and inspiration from Japan’s female free divers, who scour the ocean floor for shellfish and sunken treasures. Carol Lim and Humberto Leon were bidding a poignant farewell after nearly a decade as creative directors, with dancers moving down the darkened catwalk in slow motion to […]

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UK Weather: Britain To Bask In Heatwave – But Only After Thunderstorms Pass

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Ludovic de Saint Sernin Men’s Spring 2020

There were cock rings, leather briefs, bare torsos and just-visible butt cracks. “He basically makes clothes to have sex in,” whispered a guest at the Ludovic de Saint Sernin spring 2020 show, held on the upper level of the Centre Pompidou museum with a panoramic view of the Parisian skyline that no one was paying […]

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Trendy Women’s Sandals You’ll Want to Wear All Summer Long

Sandal season is officially upon us. Since there are tons of chic styles to choose from, we’ve decided to make your search a little easier by rounding up some of our favorites. From low, strappy options to flatform espadrilles that provide extra height without sacrificing comfort, there’s a look here to fit any style or […]

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Off-White Resort 2020

Virgil Abloh likes to say that his women’s collections for Off-White are inspired by the fashionable young women in his circle — think Gigi Hadid, who closed his Off-White men’s show in Paris this week, and sat front row at Louis Vuitton the following day. So it came as a surprise that the women on […]

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Essex Firefighters Smash Car Window To Rescue Toddler Left In Dangerously Hot Car

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Lanvin Men’s Spring 2020

For Bruno Sialelli’s official men’s wear debut for Lanvin, his playful and youthful collection was full of tongue-in-cheek nods to leisurewear, with the show’s pool venue underscoring the escapist mood. “I think we all need a holiday — I love my job, but holidays are the best moments of our lives,” the designer said backstage. […]

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Liverpool Homophobic Attack: Three Boys Wanted Over ‘Appalling’ Knife Assault On Two Men

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Paris fashion week: Bruno Sialelli channels the seaside in Lanvin debut

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Lanvin Showed a Vast Shoe Collection in an Olympic Sized Swimming Pool & Every Last Pair Was a Winner

He indulged in a spot of paddling last season, but for spring 2020, new Lanvin creative director Bruno Sialelli cast off his water-wings and plunged in at the deep end. Showing around an Olympic-sized swimming pool, across all three stories of Paris’ Pailleron sports center, he unveiled a vast array of summer-ready shoes, and every […]

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Sunday Shows Round-Up: Boris Johnson’s Domestic Row, Brexit, And Labour’s Second Referendum Problem

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Laura Conwell-O’Brien of the Atlanta Shoe Market on Working Women Having Faith in Their Talents and Abilities

Every day in June, FN is showcasing female leaders across the industry for our Women in Power series. For decades, Laura Conwell-O’Brien’s job as the executive director of the Atlanta Shoe Market has been a juggling act, serving the needs of designers, vendors and retailers in the competitive shoe industry. However, one of her biggest […]

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Ben Harper Has Proud Dad Moment at Lanvin

TAKE THE PLUNGE: Given the stifling heat, it was a wonder none of the guests were tempted to dive right in to the historic Pailleron swimming pool, one of Paris’ hidden treasures and the setting for the Lanvin show on Sunday morning. Dressed in a cloth cap and duffle coat, Ben Harper may not have […]

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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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LONDON — That old adage about the customer always being right rings true for many digital companies that are putting the customer at the center of all that they do — and getting results. Direct-to-consumer sales were the focus of a Shopify conference, Commerce+, in London this week as brands took to the stage to speak about the importance of putting the customer first and finding personalized marketing solutions. “Commerce is changing faster than we've ever seen before, the growth of direct-to-consumer particularly has been incredible to watch. We're seeing brands that are very young actually growing at incredible rates and in many cases past more of the traditional retailers,” said Shimona Mehta, head of EMEA at Shopify Plus, the online commerce platform. Jennifer Heath, e-commerce manager at Linda Farrow, said that putting the customer first has helped the eyewear brand to grow. “We've tried affiliate marketing, and that hasn't worked the way we hoped, what did work was direct mail and understanding that our customer, who will pay a premium price for our products, appreciates getting look books,” she said. Candice Chan, director of e-commerce and digital at Hourglass Cosmetics, said listening to the consumer has helped the company find the right marketing approach. “We'veFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Could Kanye West be fashion's next star-maker? On Wednesday night at the Night Gallery in L.A.'s uber-cool Arts District, he looked at ease in the role during the debut presentation of Maisie Wilen, an artful-yet-wearable collection by his former Yeezy women's wear designer. Created by Parsons grad and Chicago native Maisie Schloss, it's the first project that West is supporting as part of a new plan to incubate young fashion talent. And while he declined interviews, he spent nearly two hours at the low-key, friends-and-family event, stopping to shake hands and chat. Schloss' promising debut exhibited Yeezy DNA in its body-conscious silhouettes, including leggings and leotards the designer said were inspired by rhythmic gymnastics. But the vivid colors, warped prints and unusual materials (embossed vinyl upholstery fabric, being one) were all Schloss' vision. “I told her that's my favorite thing,” West said when asked about the materials, which extended to over-the-knee slime boots dipped in goo-green Latex. Maisie Schloss and models in her designs. Chelsea Lauren/WWD/Shutterstock The static presentation had models standing in front of the “futuristic goth fantasy” paintings of Chicago artist Paul Heyer, which were the perfect foil for the designer's techno-feminine clothes, including a slip-dress in a dynamic-looking orange and teal flameFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Could Kanye West be fashion's next star-maker? On Wednesday night at the Night Gallery in L.A.'s uber-cool Arts District, he looked at ease in the role during the debut presentation of Maisie Wilen, an artful-yet-wearable collection by his former Yeezy women's wear designer. Created by Parsons grad and Chicago native Maisie Schloss, it's the first project that West is supporting as part of a new plan to incubate young fashion talent. And while he declined interviews, he spent nearly two hours at the low-key, friends-and-family event, stopping to shake hands and chat. Schloss' promising debut exhibited Yeezy DNA in its body-conscious silhouettes, including leggings and leotards the designer said were inspired by rhythmic gymnastics. But the vivid colors, warped prints and unusual materials (embossed vinyl upholstery fabric, being one) were all Schloss' vision. “I told her that's my favorite thing,” West said when asked about the materials, which extended to over-the-knee slime boots dipped in goo-green Latex. Maisie Schloss and models in her designs. Chelsea Lauren/WWD/Shutterstock The static presentation had models standing in front of the “futuristic goth fantasy” paintings of Chicago artist Paul Heyer, which were the perfect foil for the designer's techno-feminine clothes, including a slip-dress in a dynamic-looking orange and teal flameFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Could Kanye West be fashion's next star-maker? On Wednesday night at the Night Gallery in L.A.'s uber-cool Arts District, he looked at ease in the role during the debut presentation of Maisie Wilen, an artful-yet-wearable collection by his former Yeezy women's wear designer. Created by Parsons grad and Chicago native Maisie Schloss, it's the first project that West is supporting as part of a new plan to incubate young fashion talent. And while he declined interviews, he spent nearly two hours at the low-key, friends-and-family event, stopping to shake hands and chat. Schloss' promising debut exhibited Yeezy DNA in its body-conscious silhouettes, including leggings and leotards the designer said were inspired by rhythmic gymnastics. But the vivid colors, warped prints and unusual materials (embossed vinyl upholstery fabric, being one) were all Schloss' vision. “I told her that's my favorite thing,” West said when asked about the materials, which extended to over-the-knee slime boots dipped in goo-green Latex. Maisie Schloss and models in her designs. Chelsea Lauren/WWD/Shutterstock The static presentation had models standing in front of the “futuristic goth fantasy” paintings of Chicago artist Paul Heyer, which were the perfect foil for the designer's techno-feminine clothes, including a slip-dress in a dynamic-looking orange and teal flameFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
ROCK ON: Gucci on Thursday provided details on its most recent restoration project, revealed in March. The Italian luxury goods company will contribute 1.6 million euros over two years to the restoration and conservation of Rome's Belvedere Garden at Villa Tarpea, and reorganization of the green area landscape located on the tufa rock of the Capitoline Hill. The project is called “Rupe Tarpea, Between Legend and Future,” aimed at the restoration, preservation and improvement of the Tarpeian Rock in Rome, a steep cliff of the southern summit of the Capitoline Hill, overlooking the Roman Forum. Up to the first century A.D., traitors were sentenced to death and thrown off the cliff. Today the cliff, made mainly of tufa, is a unique natural space. Gucci's resort show was held nearby, at the Capitoline Museums, on May 28. “Being able to make a civil contribution to the eternal city, the birthplace of our creative director [Alessandro Michele] and which also houses our design office is an immense honor for me,” said Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive officer of Gucci. “Alessandro and the contemporaneity of Gucci are in constant daily dialogue with the ancient world. It is an endless conversation because every day weFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
ROCK ON: Gucci on Thursday provided details on its most recent restoration project, revealed in March. The Italian luxury goods company will contribute 1.6 million euros over two years to the restoration and conservation of Rome's Belvedere Garden at Villa Tarpea, and reorganization of the green area landscape located on the tufa rock of the Capitoline Hill. The project is called “Rupe Tarpea, Between Legend and Future,” aimed at the restoration, preservation and improvement of the Tarpeian Rock in Rome, a steep cliff of the southern summit of the Capitoline Hill, overlooking the Roman Forum. Up to the first century A.D., traitors were sentenced to death and thrown off the cliff. Today the cliff, made mainly of tufa, is a unique natural space. Gucci's resort show was held nearby, at the Capitoline Museums, on May 28. “Being able to make a civil contribution to the eternal city, the birthplace of our creative director [Alessandro Michele] and which also houses our design office is an immense honor for me,” said Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive officer of Gucci. “Alessandro and the contemporaneity of Gucci are in constant daily dialogue with the ancient world. It is an endless conversation because every day weFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
ROCK ON: Gucci on Thursday provided details on its most recent restoration project, revealed in March. The Italian luxury goods company will contribute 1.6 million euros over two years to the restoration and conservation of Rome's Belvedere Garden at Villa Tarpea, and reorganization of the green area landscape located on the tufa rock of the Capitoline Hill. The project is called “Rupe Tarpea, Between Legend and Future,” aimed at the restoration, preservation and improvement of the Tarpeian Rock in Rome, a steep cliff of the southern summit of the Capitoline Hill, overlooking the Roman Forum. Up to the first century A.D., traitors were sentenced to death and thrown off the cliff. Today the cliff, made mainly of tufa, is a unique natural space. Gucci's resort show was held nearby, at the Capitoline Museums, on May 28. “Being able to make a civil contribution to the eternal city, the birthplace of our creative director [Alessandro Michele] and which also houses our design office is an immense honor for me,” said Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive officer of Gucci. “Alessandro and the contemporaneity of Gucci are in constant daily dialogue with the ancient world. It is an endless conversation because every day weFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Amy Sport, a petite sportswear label, said it has received a capital injection. The investment by Patricia Grundhofer was for an undisclosed sum and also places Grundhofer in the position of executive vice president of business development for the Palm Desert, Calif.-based brand. Amy Lipton, president, chief executive officer and founder of the business and its parent company Spitfire Petite Inc., remains the company's sole owner. Lipton said the new money will be funneled into several business objectives, including online advertising, more hiring in the company's sales force in a bid to expand into new markets and product development. Amy Sport is targeted to women 5'6″ or under and is currently sold through its online shop and select retailers, such as pro shops and high-end boutiques online and off. The line is currently in about 35 doors. The company, a little over two years old, notched gains from its first to second year with the new investment expected to continue that momentum, Lipton said. The ceo, who is a former marketing executive at IBM, said she started the business in an effort to offer athletic golfers like herself petite options. “I could never find stylish, well-made clothing to fit my athletic lifestyle,” Lipton said. “Everything requiredFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Amy Sport, a petite sportswear label, said it has received a capital injection. The investment by Patricia Grundhofer was for an undisclosed sum and also places Grundhofer in the position of executive vice president of business development for the Palm Desert, Calif.-based brand. Amy Lipton, president, chief executive officer and founder of the business and its parent company Spitfire Petite Inc., remains the company's sole owner. Lipton said the new money will be funneled into several business objectives, including online advertising, more hiring in the company's sales force in a bid to expand into new markets and product development. Amy Sport is targeted to women 5'6″ or under and is currently sold through its online shop and select retailers, such as pro shops and high-end boutiques online and off. The line is currently in about 35 doors. The company, a little over two years old, notched gains from its first to second year with the new investment expected to continue that momentum, Lipton said. The ceo, who is a former marketing executive at IBM, said she started the business in an effort to offer athletic golfers like herself petite options. “I could never find stylish, well-made clothing to fit my athletic lifestyle,” Lipton said. “Everything requiredFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]