Best-selling self-help author Wayne W. Dyer dead at 75
(Reuters) - Best-selling self-help author and motivational speaker Wayne Dyer has died, his family said in a post on his official Facebook account on Sunday. "Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night. "Our hearts are broken." It was not immediately clear what caused the death of Dyer, who wrote more than 40 books and 20 New York Times bestsellers on topics like psychological self-improvement and spirituality, according to his official website.
08/31/2015 - 03:39 AM
New York Fashion Week: program of runway shows
Every season, the fashion week season starts off in the Big Apple, with the first round of ready-to-wear shows for the Spring/Summer collections to come. Nicholas K. will open the ball on September 10 and Calvin Klein will wrap up the New York festivities on September 17.
08/28/2015 - 09:04 PM
Vicky Martin Berrocal remains the face of 'Violeta by Mango' for A/W 2015
The Spanish designer/ TV presenter and model is once again the face for Mango's plus-size clothing range, it was announced on Thursday, August 28. On being asked to represent the brand for another season, Vicky Martin Berrocal says "Being the face of Violeta by MANGO is a wonderful gift for me! Knowing that they are counting on me to continue is even more incredible.
08/28/2015 - 03:38 PM
Retro, military and unisex style are the key looks to follow this fall
It's time to put away your swimming suits, shorts and flowing summer dresses and get ready for autumn outfits. Last March, fashion labels and couture houses alike presented their fall collections spotlighting three core styles. As also seen in last year's collections, a number of fashion brands presented military-inspired pieces in the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 runways, highlighting military characteristics: khaki, wide-shouldered officer's vests and boots.
08/28/2015 - 03:00 PM
Atlanta to be home of new fashion museum opening in October
At a time when fashion exhibitions at major museums are enjoying a heyday, a new museum devoted to fashion has just been announced and will open in October in Atlanta, Georgia in the US. The Savannah College of Art and Design is behind the new museum, which will be called SCADfash and will occupy 10,000 square feet (930 square meters) of public gallery space plus a fashion conservation lab and a media library, displaying garments by designers including Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta and Givenchy.
08/28/2015 - 11:50 AM
Is Antonio Banderas going into fashion?
After movies and wine, fashion seems to be next on Spanish film star Antonio Banderas's radar.
08/28/2015 - 08:48 AM
Botticelli painted modern beauties - in 1400s, show says
By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - An exhibition that portrays the 15th-century Italian painter Sandro Botticelli and his blonde Venuses as an inspiration for the modern Western ideal of female beauty will open this month in Berlin and in March in London, curators said on Thursday. The show will feature some 150 paintings, including two more-than-life-sized Botticelli portraits of Venus. It also will feature film clips the curators say were inspired by his works, including the famous scene from the James Bond film "Dr No" in which a white-bikini-clad Ursula Andress emerges from the sea clutching a conch shell.
08/27/2015 - 03:53 PM
Antonio Banderas takes on new role in fashion
By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has added a new skill to his range of talents -- he has enrolled in a fashion course at London's prestigious Central St Martins College. The picture, which showed the actor posing with his arms draped over a group of dress-making dummies, was captioned: "The second week of studies at Central St Martins begins. Intense, exciting, serious and fun all at the same time." Central St Martins, which is considered one of the world's leading fashion schools, has been home to many of Britain's successful fashion designers including Stella McCartney and the late Alexander McQueen.
08/27/2015 - 03:48 PM
Longchamp shoes and ready-to-wear the focus of an original campaign
The 2015 fall campaign of French brand Longchamp dedicated this year to the designer's shoes and ready-to-wear collections rather than showcasing the brand's leather creations was shot with an original dose of humor and quirkiness. The light-hearted campaign was produced by the Please More Shooooes duo: Mathilde Toulot and Olivia da Costa. In contrast to the luxury brand's other recent campaigns starring Alexa Chung (since Spring/Summer of 2014), the fall campaign features no faces or recognizable individuals but a multitude of slender legs.
08/27/2015 - 01:39 PM
Nadal confident of playing well at U.S. Open
Former world number one Rafa Nadal is feeling confident about his chances of competing for a third U.S. Open title when the tournament starts in New York next week. "But I'm confident that I can play well." Nadal, who won the U.S. Open in 2010 and 2013 but missed last year's tournament due to illness and injury, was ousted from Wimbledon in a shock second round exit but has claimed three titles in 2015 -- Hamburg, Stuttgart and Buenos Aires.
08/26/2015 - 12:43 PM
Marc Jacobs Capitalizes on Instagram Snafu by Selling Commemorative Tees
In the words of his now-infamous Instagram post: "They're yours to try!"
08/27/2015 - 04:00 AM
Carrie Underwood to make New York Fashion Week debut
Country music star Carrie Underwood will present her fitness and lifestyle apparel brand for the first time during New York Fashion Week next month.
08/26/2015 - 08:55 AM
Recycling -- fashion world's antidote to environmental concerns
By Anna Ringstrom STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Hennes & Mauritz, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, is launching a new effort to promote recycling as it seeks to cut its environmental impact, boost its ethical credentials and address looming shortages of raw materials. Sweden's H&M, which is launching a line of jeans containing recycled cotton next week, will offer an annual 1-million-euro ($1.16 million) prize for new techniques to recycle clothes, Chief Executive Karl-Johan Persson told Reuters. "The (prize's) largest potential lies with finding new technology that means we can recycle the fibers with unchanged quality." As population pressure mounts, retailers like H&M are concerned about potential future shortages of cotton, which is heavily water and pesticide dependent.
08/25/2015 - 06:52 AM
Ralph Lauren dives into wearable tech
Luxury fashion house Ralph Lauren is set to unleash sales of its highly anticipated Polo Tech “smart shirt” for men -- a year after its initial trial at the 2014 US Open. The Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt features sensors knitted into the core of the product to read biological and physiological information and is the brand’s first foray into the smart wearables apparel market.
08/21/2015 - 12:35 PM
Charli XCX Is a Fashion Designer Now
The English singer's first capsule collection for British e-commerce retailer Boohoo will debut in time for the holiday season.
08/21/2015 - 04:00 AM
Style Notes: Uniqlo Tests a Four-Day Work Week; Ralph Lauren Sued for Patent Infringement
Welcome the weekend with these four style stories.
08/21/2015 - 04:00 AM
Style Notes: Jessica Simpson to Launch Activewear; Marc by Marc Jacobs' Designers Preview New Line
Stuff to talk about at happy hour.
08/19/2015 - 04:00 AM
The Fat Jew Is Presenting at New York Fashion Week
Calling all "dad bods," this one's for you.
08/17/2015 - 04:00 AM
In Her Shoes: A Chat With Supermodel Carolyn Murphy
From Prada to Estee Lauder, the supermodel has rocked it all. Now, the 41-year-old face of both UGG and Oscar de la Renta dishes about her favorite collabs and why her cobbler can't help but laugh at her.
08/17/2015 - 04:00 AM
Fooled: Jennifer Aniston's Fans Post Fake Wedding Dress
Sadly, the post on Facebook isn't the real deal.
08/17/2015 - 04:00 AM
Lauren Conrad Is Showing a Fairytale-Themed Collection at New York Fashion Week
It's inspired "by the mystery and enchantment of the forest."
08/17/2015 - 04:00 AM
She's Beautiful, She Has Down Syndrome, and She's Fashion Week's Freshest Face
Tall, white, skinny models have traditionally dominated catwalks to show off luxury collections for a celebrity audience. Come fall, 18-year-old Madeline Stuart will become the second woman with Down syndrome to strut the catwalk at the biannual New York Fashion Week. Stuart follows in the footsteps of one of her biggest inspirations, actor Jamie Brewer of American Horror Story, who walked the runway in February.
08/14/2015 - 06:30 PM
Dolce & Gabbana Apologize for Insensitive IVF Comments
The designers speak out in a new interview with Vogue.
08/14/2015 - 04:00 AM
Outcry after Russian cafe evicts supermodel Vodianova's autistic sister
Investigators opened a criminal probe on Thursday after Russian-born supermodel Natalia Vodianova described how a cafe kicked out her autistic sister because of her disability. Vodianova, who has been the face of Calvin Klein campaigns and modelled for Givenchy and Stella McCartney, grew up in poverty in the industrial city of Nizhny Novgorod, where her sister and mother still live. Hours after Vodianova's post, Russia's Investigative Committee opened a criminal case into violation of human dignity with the threat of violence, which carries a maximum jail term of five years.
08/13/2015 - 01:04 PM
Designers celebrate vibrant Ankara fabric at London's African Fashion Week
Taiwanese designer Amy Chien Ku, of Aimeeku, featured fuchsia and lilac Ankara motifs with colourful tweed for a romantic, floral look. "I love blending these romantic elements with African style." Aimeeku's bandeau skater dresses and short A-line hemmed skirts were a favourite at the two-day London Olympia showcase. "African style is going to be a huge trend not just for Africans but for everybody," Ku said.
08/12/2015 - 02:10 PM
Supermodel Paulina Porizkova on Aging, Battling Anxiety and Making Her Rockstar Marriage Last
In the eighties and nineties it was impossible to look at a magazine and not see Paulina Porizkova. She could effortlessly go from modeling swimsuits for Sports Illustrated to wearing couture for Vogue to being the international face of Estée Lauder. When I was an up-and-coming makeup artist, I worked with her often. Paulina always stood out from the supermodel crowd, never projecting that whole “I’m fabulous” vibe. Instead, she seemed quiet and smart, taking it all in from a distance.
08/12/2015 - 11:52 AM
Aliza Licht Is Leaving Donna Karan International
The former DKNY PR Girl is parting ways with the company after 17 years.
08/12/2015 - 04:00 AM
Style Notes: Macy's to Host Fashion Week Show; Target Removes Gendered Signage
Just another stylish Monday.
08/11/2015 - 12:56 AM
New Macy's show to mix fashion, music and dance at NY Fashion Week
Macy's will take on New York's Fashion Week with a new event: "Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row," according to Women's Wear Daily. Taking part in the show will be Macy favorites such as Tommy Hilfiger and Heidi by Heidi Klum Intimates.
08/10/2015 - 11:16 AM
Ralph Lauren unveils kids Fall 2015 collection in Neverland-themed runway show
Ralph Lauren put on a dreamlike show for his childrenswear Fall 2015 Polo collection in New York this week. Central Park Zoo was transformed into a "Neverland" inspired, adventure-themed wonderland for the event, which saw "Pan" actor Levi Miller walking the runway as the fashion house's new childrenswear ambassador. Other rising stars on the catwalk included celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe's son Skyler and "Dance Moms" sensations Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler.
08/07/2015 - 04:26 PM
Alexander McQueen exhibit breaks records at Victoria and Albert Museum
An Alexander McQueen exhibit has become the most successful paid-for exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. During its 21-week run, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” attracted more than 493,000 visitors from 87 countries, including guests from East Timor and Uzbekistan, says the museum. The exhibit, which paid homage to the late designer, also sold a record-breaking 84,000 advance tickets and, to meet unprecedented demand, kept the museum open throughout the night for the first time in its history during the final two weekends.
08/07/2015 - 03:07 PM
Ralph Lauren's profit beats expectations, even as sales slip
Ralph Lauren reported better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal first quarter, even as clothing company's sales slipped. Shares of Ralph Lauren Corp. rose more than 2 percent in morning trading Wednesday. ...
08/05/2015 - 01:55 PM
Ralph Lauren beats 1Q profit forecasts
Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $64 million. The New York-based company said it had profit of 73 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, ...
08/05/2015 - 12:14 PM
Kate Spade swings to profit on revenue boost
Kate Spade & Co. on Wednesday reported a second-quarter profit, helped by a boost in sales in North America. The sales increase and a boost in the low end of the company's earnings projections buoyed investors, ...
08/05/2015 - 12:04 PM
Kate Spade misses Street 2Q forecasts
Kate Spade & Co. (KATE) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $8.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said ...
08/05/2015 - 11:40 AM
Unseen Alexander McQueen footage unveiled in new fashion film
Late fashion icon Lee Alexander McQueen has had his work honored in a new film by the acclaimed photographer and director Nick Knight. The short film, which has been revealed on Knight's fashion film website Showstudio.com includes some of the iconic visionary's most famous designs, selected with the help of current creative director of the brand, Sarah Burton, and stylist Edward Enninful.
08/04/2015 - 09:54 AM
Fashion Icon Jane Birkin Wants Her Name Removed From ‘Cruel’ Crocodile Handbags
Victoria Beckham has one. Eva Longoria and Maria Shriver are devotees. Jane Birkin, the British-born singer and actor for whom the Hermès bag was named, has asked the manufacturer to remove her branding from all bags made of crocodile skin.
07/29/2015 - 09:05 PM
Dolce & Gabbana launches new 'Portofino' collection exclusively on Net-A-Porter
Inspired by the colors, landscapes and cobbled streets of the stunning Italian fishing village and resort, the capsule collection comprises dresses, playsuits, sweaters and skirts in tropical hues. Each piece acts as a canvas for reinterpretations of the region's landscapes, with dresses bearing paintings of the town's harbor area, a silk twill playsuit recreating the region's beautiful flora and fauna and a pair of crystal embellished wedge heels bearing images of its beach huts and bunting. Deep, rich colors saturate the entire collection, with the palette running on a baseline of rose pink and azul blue.
07/24/2015 - 08:07 AM
Style Notes: Tory Burch To Launch Athletic Line; New York Fashion Week: Men's Labeled a Success
The Thursday fashion buzz.
07/23/2015 - 04:00 AM
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