May 15, 2021

8 Of The Best March Birthstone Jewelry Gifts

March’s birthstone, the aquamarine, symbolizes youth, hope, and health. Full of prosperity and good fortune, the aquamarine is said to celebrate a zest for life. What better way to celebrate an approaching birthday than with a piece of jewelry as personal as their birthstone?

Favored by many for its subtle color of a pale blue hue, the aquamarine has even become a popular engagement ring choice for those who opt for an alternative diamond—further proof that those who aren’t born in March have grown fond of the aquamarine, just

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A New Watch Brand Tells a Story

Furlan Marri is a new watch brand whose marketing tagline is “Highly Attractive Wristwatches.” The founders say there is a world of Swiss horological history in those three words, and yet their prices top out at $500.

“The main idea of the brand is to tell stories,” said Andrea Furlan, the brand’s designer and co-founder, based in Geneva. “The first story of our brand is a mechanical quartz story.”

Rather than using a mechanical movement, which Mr. Furlan and his business partner, the artist and watch collector Hamad Al Marri, had intended to do, they have chosen a hybrid meca-quartz

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Victoria Beckham admits she can’t afford a show at Fashion Week this year

Victoria Beckham has admitted she can’t afford to put on a runway show during Fashion Week in September.

Speaking to Evening Standard editor Emily Sheffield for London Rising on Thursday, the 47-year-old designer confessed her eponymous label is struggling financially after the pandemic. 

She also lamented that big labels such as Burberry and Chanel will be able to carry on as normal, confessing she’d hoped the pandemic would have ‘levelled the playing field’. 

The admission comes after it was revealed Victoria’s fashion label has racked up total losses of more than £46 million since it launched.

Strapped for cash: Victoria

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Women potters of North Georgia step out of the long shadow cast by men

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia in Sautee celebrates these late-blooming artisans with an exhibit called “The Men Won’t Tell Us Anything” that runs through July. It features the handiwork of Davies along with 11 female potters born between 1890 and 1940.

“These are the older generation,” says museum director Anna-Louise Calliham, noting that about half of them are deceased, and the others are octogenarians. “Next January we plan to feature women potters born from 1950 on.”

Mildred Meaders' "Devil Politician" face jug.
Courtesy of William M. House

Mildred Meaders’ “Devil Politician” face jug.
Courtesy of William M. House

Credit: William M. House

Credit: William M. House

Among the potters

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Surrealist Jewelry That Mimics the Human Form

“I’ve often thought there should be beauty contests for the insides of bodies,” one of a pair of twin gynecologists (both played by Jeremy Irons) archly tells a female patient in the Canadian surrealist David Cronenberg’s film “Dead Ringers” (1988). “You know — best spleen, most perfectly developed kidneys.”

While today’s jewelry designers may not be reaching inside our bodies for inspiration, a few are at play in the corporeal realm, casting body parts in precious and semiprecious metals to make necklaces, rings and even masks that have us seeing double. For her first foray into fine jewelry,

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What the Fashion Industry Can Learn

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Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world.

In fashion, there’s normcore, there’s gorpcore, and there’s even Totoro-core. And then there’s carbon. It might be the most unlikely buzzword to pop up in the industry, but over the past few years it has been in circulation nearly as often as fashion’s other favorite C-words, “capsule” and “collaboration.” Gabriela Hearst and Gucci have held carbon-neutral runway shows, and multiple fashion brands, including Burberry and De Beers, have announced their own ambitious paths towards carbon neutrality.

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Gucci’s spring 2020 carbon-neutral show.
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Beverly Hills High Robbery Suspect ID’ed, Jewelry Recovered

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Police have identified one of the women accused of robbing two Beverly Hills High School students outside the school on Monday. Chakyra Sanford, a 20-year-old woman from Compton, was arrested without incident Thursday morning in Compton, according to Beverly Hills police.

At around 4:20 p.m. Monday, two female BHHS students reported that two women robbed them at the intersection of Lasky and Moreno Drive, right outside the school. Sanford and another suspect, who is still at large, are accused of stealing a gold necklace from one of the students and attempting to steal a cell phone

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Fashion hits and misses from the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards | Gallery

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AP Stylebook bans word mistress for women who have affairs with married men


The AP Stylebook argued that writers should use phrasing that acknowledges both people in the relationship were romantically or sexually involved. Photo / 123RF

It’s a word that’s been used for centuries but according to one of the world’s leading writing style guide describing a woman as a “mistress” as it implies she is “solely responsible for the affair”.

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary a mistress is a “woman other than his wife with whom a married man has a continuing sexual relationship”.

“Don’t use the term mistress for a woman

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