The agency is defending its reputation following the singer’s flurry of outraged tweets.
The agency is defending its reputation following the singer’s flurry of outraged tweets.
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.
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True’s Birthday party!
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Photos shared to Kardashian’s Instagram page this morning show North in Tom Ford shoes, which retail on the designer’s website for a whopping $1,090. The Italian-made strappy sandals feature a 4.1-inch gold spike heel and an upper fashioned out of soft leather.
The Tom Ford sandals North West wore.
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North paired the shoes with a feather-trimmed minidress. Baby sister Chicago rocked a similar dress but had on sensible Yeezy sneakers.
The KKW Beauty mogul’s decision to let her daughter wear the shoes elicited mixed reactions on Instagram — with many of her followers suggesting North shouldn’t have been allowed to step out of the house in high heels.
“North needs to be told playing dress up is for home. Those heels out are not cute. How is she going to play? She can possibly
“B.J. is so much more like family now than a platonic friend,” the actress said of her relationship with her “Office” co-star.
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: a red and blue checked blouse with ruffle detailing, skinny jeans and brown ankle boots with an almond-shaped toe.
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“Ladies & Gentlemen, it’s Derby weekend!,” the 37-year-old captioned the shot.
The senior White House advisor shared another photo this morning, providing an intimate look into her bedroom during her trip. In the shot, she sits up in bed, using a pillow as her desk as she types on a laptop. The “Women Who Work” author is barefoot in the image, wearing just a gray robe.
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While Trump is no longer involved in the fashion space, she ran her eponymous Ivanka Trump
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 the early hours of Sunday, the force said.
The 52-year-old died in hospital at 5.18pm on Sunday, while a 32-year-old remains in hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.
Detective chief inspector Mark Wrigley, leading the investigation, said: “At this early stage, it appears that this was a deliberate act by the driver of the car.
“There had been an altercation in the street prior to this incident and I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information who has not yet come forward to contact police.”
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 Committee David Seaton said: “On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to apologise to competitors of today’s race.
“Approximately 460 additional metres were added to the officially measured course of 26.2 miles.
“This was due to human error, with the lead car diverting from the official route.
“I can assure all participants that protocols will be put in place to ensure this never happens again.
“In the meantime, we are in the process of adjusting runners times to reflect the correct distance.
“Feedback on the new route has been overwhelmingly positive and we thank the thousands of spectators who lined the route to support 18,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletics.”
It comes after Kenyan runner Caroline Jepchirchir ran the fastest ever women’s time in Belfast.
She crossed the finishing line after 2:36:38 smashing the record in the city.
The course this year was changed to a faster and flatter route, organisers said.
Around 5,000 people took on the new marathon route, which is an increase of 60% compared to last year.
More than 18,000 participants took part in the event, which was held on Sunday for the first time.
This season, step out in strong primary colours – the brighter the better
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 remuneration] fees have increased 47,000 percent from 2010 to 2017 — has cut into the profit margins of many retailers and put pressure on the front end of the store to be more productive, particularly on beauty, which constitutes the most profitable section of most mass retailers.
“Beauty is an important category,” said Stefano Curti, global president of Markwins. “Customers tell us it’s the most profitable part of the business.
“The biggest challenge is the fight for market share,” he continued, “and inventing something new that transcends product.”
“The trade continues to be highly engaged with beauty, as it drives traffic to the stores and online platforms,” agreed Serge Jureidini, chief marketing officer of Revlon Inc. “Three things resonated as a big focus this year — personalization, clean beauty and the rapid growth of e-commerce.”
Indeed, for the last year, mass retailers have been going head to head, unleashing several
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 to Pez’s “utopian dreamscapes” and the way his artworks for legendary U.K. raves have become icons for the rave movement and were often found in fans’ bedroom walls.
For the project, Pez incorporated the Coach monogram into one of his signature, dreamlike landscapes which features a surrealist glass floor with the brand’s monogram on it and a summer sunset sky with a pair of eyes flying around, enveloped by the Coach double “C” logo.
The posters will be scattered around various locations in London this weekend.
This is not the first time the brand has stood behind British talent, having also collaborated on a range of bags with the up-and-coming designer Matty Bovan last year.
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 a dinner party at the Museum of Sex celebrating Matchesfashion.com being at Frieze New York.
“This is a nice way to ease into things,” Kane smiled, surrounded by guests Charli XCX, Carolyn Murphy, Helena Christensen and Oscar de la Renta’s Fernando Garcia. On Monday, Kane will attend the Met Gala — but first he’s got fittings over the weekend.
“I also have some pieces in the exhibition, which is amazing,” Kane added.
Garcia has fittings on the schedule, too.
“We’re going to have all of our Oscar de la Renta ladies in Forties-inspired ensembles,” he said, remaining mum on who exactly the brand would be dressing. But Garcia did offer this: “You’re going to be seeing lots of feathers.”
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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 or a jumpsuit.
Last week, British Vogue’s “ultimate modern bridal edit” featured three trouser options. And a report issued by fashion search engine Lyst earlier this spring said that online searches for white suits had increased by 43% over the previous three months.
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. The opening was made possible through the Ali Bin Ali Holding company. Designed by Ali Bin Ali’s in-house team, Basso said the decor consists of a range of cream-colored interiors with pale gray marble and vaulted high ceilings. It is also a corner store, which allows for greater visibility, enhanced by the valet car service offered near the store’s entrance.
One of the greatest features from the designer’s point of view is the outdoor air conditioning provided by cool air that is blasted upward through grates. While Qatari woman generally wear abayas and head scarves on the street, their attire tends to be more colorful or embellished when at home, at special events or traveling. “When they’re going to a gala, they really want to be gala,” Basso said, adding that his collection was well-received at the launch, which included a dinner and an in-store event.
“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 primary competition rents out major world monuments and airline terminals, Prada preferred to show at home. Or at one of her homes. In this case, her brand’s New York headquarters on 52nd Street overlooking the Hudson River. “I like to do the shows in my own spaces,” she said.
Yet while Prada may reject (for now at least) the kind of extravagant wanderlust of her competitors, this was no quiet little soiree. A star-studded guest list including Elle Fanning, Shailene Woodley, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, Joel Edgerton, Anderson Paak, Hailee Steinfeld, Marc Jacobs, Char Defrancesco and Sofia Coppola turned out, many reveling through four stages of festivities: boisterous pre-show cocktail, show, post-show informal dinner, after party.
Simple in its open concept and egalitarian flow — OK. Low-key — definitely not, offering an Instagrammable someone or something at every turn. Within that framework, Prada presented a lineup she characterized as simple
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 coat
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 business competition to North America for the first time, to the new center of the world’s wealth and entrepreneurship: San Francisco. A panel of 35 judges reviewed 2,900 applications from 142 countries, narrowing them down to 21 finalists, who were brought to the Bay Area for a week’s worth of events, mentorship, financial and presentation coaching as part of the luxury brand’s values-based proposition, which started in France in 2006 and had been held in Singapore for the past two years.
On Thursday night at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, a business-y rather than bejeweled crowd gathered to see Cartier award $100,000 each to seven winners: Yeon Jeong Cho, founder of online language service for seniors in South Korea SAY Global; Carmina Bayombong, founder of the InvestEd investment platform providing student loans for underserved youth in the Philippines; Zineb Agoumi, French founder of affordable
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 as the house’s artistic director following his passing in February, is the first female designer to head the brand since Gabrielle Chanel herself.
Melding perfectly with the pale green glass-and-steel structure of the venue, the show’s set was based on an old-school train station, with realistic train tracks and signs marked with different destinations including Rome, Venice and Saint-Tropez.
“The fact that it’s going back into the hands of a woman is so unbelievably exciting. Virginie worked alongside Karl for more than 30 years, so she understands the fabric of the house so well, but is now bringing that very feminine, cool touch…Looking at that collection, I was, like: ‘yes, I want to wear all of that, thank you very much,’” enthused Knightley after the show.
Observing the set, a sun-kissed Gaspard Ulliel, just back from a scuba-diving vacation in Menorca, talked planes, trains and carbon footprint.
“I’m really concerned
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 a similarly low-key ambiance inside the venue. Its soaring steel-and-glass roof all but dwarfed the set, a retro train station where guests sat on wooden benches under signs bearing the names of cities that resonate in Chanel lore: Venice, Saint-Tropez, Rome or Edinburgh, among them.
An impulse kicked in to make a pun: All aboard the Chanel Express! But the space lacked the joyful effervescence of Lagerfeld’s bombastic sets, which invited guests to preen for selfies and journalists to conjure clichés about rocketships, icebergs, cruise liners or whatever phantasmagorical vision he dreamt up for the season.
“It’s very minimal,” one editor soberly observed. The press kit offered the first hint of change. A booklet, printed on glossy paper, featured images shot by Karim Sadli, marking the first time since 1987 that a photographer other than Lagerfeld had lensed the collection.
In it, hints of a lighter, more streamlined take
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 than during previous editions, consolidating Esxence’s role as a key stop for executives in the sector.
In particular, the show, which closed April 28, attracted 7,890 attendees from 77 countries, a 5 percent increase compared to last year. Visitors discovered and tried the fragrances of 221 international perfumery houses, 130 of which were showcased in the Spotlight section dedicated to emerging labels.
In addition, side projects aimed at further promoting the niche fragrance category both at the show and across the city — including a deeper focus on indie brands in the Experience Lab area and collaborations with the worlds of art, music and technology — were popular with both the industry and the public.
“Over these 10 years we gave to existing brands the opportunity to expand internationally, strengthen their commercial distribution, enhance their visibility and introduce new products through an exceptional showcase,” said Esxence cofounder Silvio Levi.
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 of
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Los Angeles artist Sterling Ruby gave away little about the ready-to-wear label he’s set to launch in June during a breakfast for the upcoming Pitti Uomo save for one detail: the dark denim pair of jeans he was wearing from S.R. Studio. LA. CA., which he paired with a black hoodie.
The only other hint that’s been stated publicly in an announcement on the collection is it is to serve as a reinterpretation of American workwear.
The L.A. artist is a special guest of the trade show, presenting his first apparel collection — some 10 years in the making — at a June 13 event.
Ruby stood before media and other guests just ahead of breakfast being served.
“I’ve been interested in making clothes…for some time and most of it has been just kind of a private endeavor,” he said. “For the most part, it’s been something very internal. But over the last 10 years, I’ve started to understand the desire and the reasons why I was doing this to begin with, and I also started to work with people in the fashion industry, in the garment industry, from both owners of big luxury houses to the youngest designers.”
That’s included a