April 18, 2021

The Digital Fashion House That Was an Early Adopter of NFTs

  •  Digital fashion companies aim to disrupt and digitize high fashion
  • Insider spoke with a representative from The Fabricant, a digital fashion house.
  • The Fabricant works with major brands, and some of its designs have sold as NFTs.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Before NFTs were netting $69 million at Christie’s, The Fabricant was auctioning off a unique NFT at the 2019 Ethereum conference.

The sale of the Iridescence Dress, a digital-only piece of couture, approached $10,000 — a pretty penny for what was then a burgeoning market. 

Not all digital-fashion items are NFTs, explains Michaela Larosse, head of

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Dia & Co, The Leading Clothing and Lifestyle Brand for Plus-Size Women, Launches into Swimwear

NEW YORK, March 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dia & Co, the leading clothing and lifestyle brand for style in sizes 10-32, announced today the launch of it’s newest category: swimwear continuing their mission to provide every woman access to stylish options that make her look and feel her best. The collections represent Dia’s belief in the power of style to transform, and provide customers with fun, fresh, fashion-forward swimwear. A digital-only retailer and community of more than 5 million women, Dia & Co is launching with top swim brands to offer its community an expansive selection of swimwear

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The Black in Fashion Council’s NYFW Showroom Will Spotlight 16 Designers

“I am really excited that we are expanding this partnership because it still feels like such a weird time to be creative, especially for a young designer,” said Lindsay Peoples Wagner, BIFC cofounder and editor of The Cut. “Something that I’m personally passionate about is making sure that the next generation of designers has the support and resources that they need, specifically people of color creators in the industry really getting that access to resources.”

Jewelry by Third CrownPhoto: Courtesy of Third Crown

After last season’s showroom at NYFW, Peoples Wagner and her BIFC cofounder Sandrine Charles were flooded

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7 of Queen Elizabeth & the Royal Family’s Most Stunning Jewelry Parures

Over the centuries, the House of Windsor has acquired its fair share of priceless jewels. But in the world of crown jewelry, more is always more, and the parures—sets of jewelry, designed to be worn together—always pack the biggest punch. Below, some of the most breathtaking parures in Queen Elizabeth’s collection.

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The Brazilian Aquamarine Parure

As a coronation gift from the president of Brazil, Queen Elizabeth received a pair of earrings and a necklace set with stunning aquamarines and diamonds. A few years later, the Queen commissioned Garrard to fashion a matching tiara; she also later received further aquamarine

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America’s Original Gangster Couple, Trailblazing Women Explorers and Other New Books to Read | History

At the height of the Roaring Twenties, the Whittemore Gang targeted banks and jewelry stores across the East Coast, stealing upward of $1 million in diamonds and precious gems (around $15 million today). Led by young couple Richard and Margaret Whittemore, known respectively as “the Candy Kid” and “Tiger Girl,” the group’s lavish lifestyle and violent escapades captured Americans’ attention much like the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde would less than a decade later.

In March 1926, after a year-long crime spree that left at least six dead, authorities finally caught up to the Whittemore Gang. As the New York

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Kyokuhaire hopes to help women activate their power

By Bradford Kamuntu

Just The Way You Are Girl is a manual for young girls and women who want to learn and unlearn habits, tools and attitudes learned from society that are harmful to their lives. 

Grace Nyamahunge Kyokuhaire’s mission to help women untether themselves brings forth an offering that is fresh and empowering.  She shares generously candid information about her life experiences with truth, wisdom and wit while reassuring the reader that they too can change. 

The psychologist and relationship coach refers to herself as a “recovering good girl” who out of dating laziness ended up in a polygamous

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Get Your Front Row Seat to Virtual Fashion Shows

It’s hard to remember now, but it was during the fall ready-to-wear shows last February that the fashion world first became aware of the coronavirus, even before it had been declared a global pandemic.

At New York Fashion Week the ripple effects began when some models and designers were quarantined in China. By the time the traveling style circus had landed in Milan, temperatures were being checked; by the end of those collections, Giorgio Armani had decided to hold his show in an empty auditorium and livestream it to an audience holed up in their hotels.

In Paris, masks and

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Woman spots man’s alleged creepy behavior in gym mirror: ‘What do you think?’

A woman on TikTok is sharing a jarring video of a man’s alleged creepy gym behavior after she claims she saw him take photos of her while she was working out. 

TikTok user @juliaapic, who goes by Julia, is a fitness and lifestyle influencer on the platform. But her most viral video isn’t an exercise tutorial or recipe video — it’s a clip of the time she allegedly caught a stranger at the gym taking a photo of her.

“Was filming a workout back in January when this happened,” Julia wrote in the TikTok. 

Related: Husband accused of cheating

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Celebrate Your Favorite Houseplants With This Charming Wooden Jewelry

Houseplant Wooden Jewelry by Layla Amber

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All plant parents know how much love and dedication it takes to keep our leafy friends happy. Maintaining a healthy indoor garden is something to be proud of. But when you’re not showing off your plants at home, you can celebrate your favorites everywhere you go with these wooden jewelry designs by artist Layla Amber.

Amber lives and works in the small seaside town of Southwold on the Suffolk coast in England, and

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