June 19, 2021

Why Big Brands Are Skipping Fashion Week

This week, another pandemic-era fashion month came to a close. And again, some of the industry’s biggest brands sat on the sidelines, opting out of the traditional fashion weeks that have historically been a powerful platform for reaching media, buyers and end consumers.

Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Coach and Tory Burch decided to skip New York Fashion Week again this season. London Fashion Week anchor Burberry showed only menswear. Meanwhile in Europe, for every major brand that decided to participate, there were those missing from the Milan and Paris calendars, notably Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen,

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Venus Williams’ Moving Letter About Closing The Gender Pay Gap

Throughout my childhood, playing tennis with my sister Serena in our hometown of Compton, California, I always dreamed of winning tournaments like Wimbledon. Then, when I finally got there, I was struck by the inequality. When I won Wimbledon for the first time in 2000, the men’s singles champion received £477,500 while the women’s singles champion earned £430,000. From then on, I felt compelled to campaign for equality for women.

The battle for equal pay in tennis started from the outset in 1968, when the sport was made ‘open’ or fully professional. It’s the reason why, five years

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The significance behind Meghan Markle’s jewellery in Vax Live video

Meghan Markle chose meaningful pieces of jewellery for her first TV appearance since her and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

During Saturday’s airing of Global Citizen’s VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, the Duchess of Sussex, who along with Prince Harry acted as a campaign chair for the event, appeared remotely to share a video message with viewers about gender and vaccine equity amid the ongoing pandemic.

For the appearance, which is believed to have been pre-recorded at the couple’s home in California, the duchess, who is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child, a

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California teen allegedly stole $40,000 in jewelry on home tour

A well-dressed teenager driving an expensive car was allowed to wander unaccompanied in a Southern California mansion for sale — and he allegedly took $40,000 of jewelry during his self-guided tour, police say.

The theft from the Thousand Oaks home was reported two days after the March 13 open house, said the police report. Last week, a 16-year-old from Camarillo was arrested.

The agent said the suspect seemed young and “out of place,” but he claimed to be 23 years old and had a financial document that was required for an appointment to tour the house, which is on the

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The Outer Banks Voice – Homegrown’s debut fashion show & market spotlights OBX artists’ designs

Homegrown’s debut fashion show & market spotlights OBX artists’ designs

By Outer Banks Voice on June 12, 2021

Homegrown creator Treveon Govan (Photos by Shauneen Miranda)

Homegrown (Photos by Shauneen Miranda)

Homegrown (Photos by Shauneen Miranda)

Homegrown (Photos by Shauneen Miranda)

Homegrown (Photos by Shauneen Miranda)

Homegrown (Photos by Shauneen Miranda)

Homegrown (Photos by Shauneen Miranda)

By Shauneen Miranda | Outer Banks Voice

Homegrown, a runway show and artisan market, brought the Manteo and surrounding Outer Banks community together on Friday, June 11.  From vibrantly colored paintings, to handmade jewelry and intricate crochet pieces, local designers showcased their work in

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Zoom Shirts Are Out. Zoom Fashion Is In.

IF WE’RE GOING to do this, then let’s do this,” declared Tanya Golesic over Zoom, flashing a wrist stacked with bangles and a kinetic gold cocktail ring. Ms. Golesic, the 49-year-old president of the Americas for shoe empire Jimmy Choo, initially surrendered to casual wear after leaving her New York home to shelter—and videoconference—in place on Long Island last spring. But once June rolled around, she snapped out of her sartorial slump, slipping into blouses and blazers with outsize sleeves and textural sweaters, all eventfully augmented by baubles. “I think people are over being boring…The whole idea of glamour

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Armani, Dolce & Gabbana opt for live Milan Fashion Week runways

MILAN — Milan Fashion Week will remain mostly digital for menswear previews in June, with just three fashion houses opting to host guests in their showrooms as international travel just begins to resume amid the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.

Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Etro plan to present live shows with guests during fashion week, which is scheduled for June 18-22. A total of 63 brands are preparing new collections for the spring-summer 2022 previews.

The Milan fashion chamber on Tuesday projected a 15%-20% increase in 2021 revenues compared with 2020, when revenues for clothing generated by Italian

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The Jewelry Trends to Shop for Summer 2021

Summer entails warm weather. Warm weather calls for less clothing. An equation that most find freeing often challenges many sartorial superstars who relish their abilities to create interesting ensembles by layering different materials, colors, and silhouettes against each other. The question then becomes: How do you add intrigue to an ensemble without quite literally overheating? The answer? Jewelry! When you are relegated to tank tops and shorts, strands of layered gold chains or a beaded anklet can jazz up what previously seemed a simple ‘fit. So we’ve rounded up the biggest jewelry trends we’ve seen across the city streets and

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Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA | Lifestyle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward.

The dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to survive his injuries, according to Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippett, commanding officer of the department’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division. The man was walking three of Lady Gaga’s dogs at the time, but one escaped. That dog has been recovered safely.

Tippett told The Associated Press that the dogs belong to pop star Lady Gaga.

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