May 11, 2021

Harry Winston Facts – History of Harry Winston Jewelers

Harry Winston’s obsession with diamonds was so great that he carried important stones, some worth millions, in his pockets—just for the pleasure of keeping them nearby. He handled the world’s most legendary diamonds, from the Hope and Lesotho to the Jonker. That tradition continues today under the house’s owner Nayla Hayek, who has proven she has that same passion—and buying power—for the world’s rarest jewels. Today, she unveiled the Winston Pink Legacy, an 18.96 fancy vivid pink diamond ring, on what would have been Mr. Winston’s 125th birthday.

Hayek purchased the stone at a Christie’s auction in November 2018

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Shaming women out of fast-fashion won’t combat sustainability; empowering women will

The 2020 satirical indie horror film Slaxx exposes the horrors associated with the fashion industry when a pair of jeans become possessed by the exploited factory workers who made them. Frustrated by the cynicism of Western consumer society and the layers of injustice fashion generates, the jeans engage in a rampant bloodbath targeting the influencers, vloggers, consumers and fashion store managers that perpetuate the inhumane conditions through which they are produced. Using a combination of gore and comedy, the raging jeans point to an apocalypse fuelled by the perceived immorality of the fast fashion.

Poor factory conditions loom heavy on

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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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Four Standout Moments from London Fashion Week

Left to right: Burberry, JW Anderson, Simone Rocha.
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry, JW Anderson, Andrew Nuding/Simone Rocha

London designers this season faced challenges from both the pandemic and Brexit. Still, there were some extraordinary displays of imagination, beginning with Jonathan Anderson. Here are four inspiring minds.

Photo: Courtesy of JW Anderson

In lieu of a runway show or indeed anything resembling a fashion format, Anderson again collaborated with the photographer Juergen Teller for a series of poster-printed images of his fall women’s line, released this morning, along with an explanatory video. Anderson and Teller also worked with the well-known ceramic

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Rihanna and LVMH shut down Fenty Fashion House

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

Rihanna’s clothing line, “Fenty Fashion House,” is being suspended indefinitely, luxury conglomerate LVMH announced today.

The label was launched less than two years ago with the French company, which is home to high-end fashion houses Louis Vuitton and Dior, among others.
In a statement to CNN Style, LVMH said the pause was a joint decision with Rihanna “pending better conditions,” and LVMH will continue to support other elements of the Fenty empire, concentrating on “the growth and long-term development” of her beauty and skincare lines Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin, as well as lingerie
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The Best Looks From New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2021


Courtesy of Prabal Gurung

Once again, we’re witnessing history as designers present their fall-winter collections amidst a global pandemic. An act of resilience, the new season showcases not only an adaptable industry staying afloat, but the sheer force of creativity at a time when many of us struggle with lockdown fatigue. Brands continue to stray from the traditional fashion schedule—CFDA chairman Tom Ford announced the official renaming of New York Fashion Week the as”American Collections Calendar”—but we’re not lacking the luster from the magic of the runway, even if we’re watching from the comfort of our own screens.

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A 23andMe DNA test leads Wilmington woman to siblings she never knew

Amanda Garcia was 12 years old when she learned her stepfather wasn’t her biological dad. Although not knowing has been a source of curiosity and concern over the years, she hasn’t decided to pursue contact since. 

In fact, it was general health and ancestry interests that led the 47-year-old Wilmington woman to take a 23andMe DNA test in October. She was surprised to learn that most of her genetic makeup relates to Europe and the British Isles. And the test didn’t reveal many insights about her health, either. 

No, the big shock came with a list of newly discovered family

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3 Scandi Trends Took Command After Copenhagen Fashion Week

Copenhagen Fashion Week has both the privilege and daunting task of being first on the calendar every fashion month, with New York, London, Milan, and Paris following closely behind. For F/W 21, all eyes were on the Danish capital to see what a fully-digital fashion week would look like during COVID-19.

While editors like myself get a huge kick out of traveling to Copenhagen and seeing the clothes up close and personal, most fans of Scandi brands are already used to seeing the clothes through Instagram, so they were no doubt enthusiastic about a fresh crop of ingenious-yet-wearable designs from

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Kornit Digital Presents Kornit Fashion Week Tel Aviv 2021


What Keystone Pipeline Cancellation Means For Crude-by-rail

President Joe Biden’s revocation of the March 2019 permit enabling the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will likely result in more crude-by-rail volumes, according to industry observers. But how much volumes will increase could largely depend on the price that heavy crude oil can fetch in the global market. “The cancellation of the Keystone pipeline project was inevitable once the government changed. Despite its merits or drawbacks, it is now a deflated political football,” said Barry Prentice, University of Manitoba supply chain management professor and former director of the Transport Institute

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