June 18, 2021

Month: June 2021

Dating ‘expert’ Says Men Should Always Pay for the First Date

This is the 21st Century right, so it’s okay to split the bill on a first date, right? Not according to TikTok dating ‘expert’ Nelly, who, in a recent video that has massed more than 85,000 views, explained why she thinks men should always foot the bill on a first date.

Speaking on her TikTok channel @ask.nelly, she explained how, “Men should never let a woman pay for a first date because if you’re asking a girl out and then going Dutch, it just shows you’re cheap, you weren’t raised right, you’re not chivalrous and you’re dating outside of

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Opinion | There Are No Fashion Rules Anymore

Despite the agitated millennials on TikTok defending their side parts and skinny jeans from perceived insults, skinny jeans remain a best-selling style. The concept that anyone ought to be wearing anything other than what they’re comfortable in represents the last gasp of an old system that is fading into irrelevance.

We’ve arrived at a place where a new season doesn’t usher in an accompanying new silhouette. Instead, the dominant way of consuming fashion now is through niche aesthetics like cottagecore, which holds that no style is superior. Of the possible postpandemic identities one can assume, there’s the early 2000s

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Let the Sydney Fashion Week 2021 Street Style Stars Be Your Return-to-Office Outfit Inspiration

Last week at Sydney Fashion Week, the sartorial set flocked to the Resort 2022 shows. And because it’s winter there, street style photos revealed showgoers sporting layers and sharp but soft tailoring combined with smart, commuter-friendly accessories. For those of us in New York, the images served as the ultimate inspiration for our imminent return to the office this fall.

There were plenty of tailored trousers, a relaxed yet polished look that bodes well for a comfortable transition out of work from home, and a handful of lovely oversized blazers—a true office staple. And per those down under in Sydney,

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7 Outdoor Furniture Brands That Interior Designers Consistently Turn To

If you’ve ever felt completely lost in a hunt for great outdoor furniture, you’re not alone. For many people, it’s an overwhelming and even intimidating category to shop for — not only is it something you probably don’t do very often, but you also have to find pieces that won’t immediately crumble under the elements after you shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Sure, you could weed through the millions of reviews until you find a label that seems trustworthy. But honestly, your best bet is just to turn to the outdoor furniture brands that interior designers themselves

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Dynamic Creations Boutique Opens With High Fashion for Greenpointers

“Fashion is more than clothes; it is a way to tell one’s story,” says Dynamic Creations owner Diana Buenaflor. Her new boutique at 568 Manhattan Ave specializes in contemporary, vintage and consigned designer brands, a culmination of her lifelong fashion journey.

Diana’s story began in the Philippines, where she grew up in the 1970s.  Back then, the fashion selection in ready-to-wear was not as broad as it is today, so she began drawing the clothes that she wanted to wear when she was just 11 years old.  “That form of self-expression stayed with me, although it would be another 42

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When My Friends Ask Where to Get Cool Fine Jewelry, These Are the Brands I List

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Whenever my friends ask me for shopping advice, I always make a point to provide them with suggestions that aren’t completely obvious. For example, if they ask me where to buy great workout clothes, I’m not going to tell them Lululemon because everyone already knows that. The same goes for jewelry. I get a lot of questions about fine jewelry, in particular, since it’s an investment and you’re likely to want to choose carefully. I completely get that, and I always make a point to answer carefully as well.

Some of my favorite fine

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Black hair takes centre stage as London fashion week focuses on identity | London fashion week

A poem written in the aftermath of Syria’s six-day war of 1967, the Brixton riots of 1985 and the joy and burden of heritage have all been reflected in key shows at this year’s London fashion week as political identity took centre stage.

And that was no different in the latest show from the British designer Priya Ahluwalia, which put black hair front and centre. Afro hair continues to be political: in the workplace, in schools and in a society that doesn’t connect it to identity. It’s even the star of its own literary satire in Zakiya Dalila Harris’s The

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Mulberry Teams with Designer Priya Ahluwalia for New Collection

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In an impactful ode to Black hair, luxury lifestyle brand Mulberry has tapped designer Priya Ahluwalia to create a capsule of small accessories and handbags. Full of symbolism, thoughtful silhouettes, and bespoke features, the collection explores the nuances of hair across the diaspora, while incorporating age-old techniques into bags that would look chic daily. The newly launched partnership is the latest in the lineup of Mulberry Editions, a series of collections celebrating five decades in business.

“We are thrilled to have collaborated with Priya as part of Mulberry Editions during our 50th anniversary year,” Thierry

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Patientce Foster’s Suite XVI Is Creating Real Fashion For Real Bodies

Oftentimes, when we work for large brands, celebrities, or companies, our identity is attached to the title, duties, or responsibilities. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of it all, especially when you’re booking big names and buying Birkins, but it’s important to remember who you are, what you want, and where you’re going at the end of it. Patientce Foster is not a celebrity publicist – she’s more than that. 

As a woman who has worked with celebrities such as Migos member Offset and groundbreaking rapper Cardi B, the brand strategist and public relations maven has paved

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