March 6, 2021


Women as warriors have a long history

Note: This is the fifth essay in a series on Notable Women

The American experience with true women warriors—not just our wonderful Hollywood Wonder Woman—has only recently begun. However, with the benefit of recent archaeological discoveries and re-examinations, we can say that women have been warriors—or certainly hunters—for millennia.

When the U.S. ended the draft in 1973, women represented only 2% of enlisted personnel and 8% of the officer corps. Today the figures for the officer corps are significantly higher across almost all services. As of 2018, women represented 19% of the Army officer corps, 19% of the Navy’s, 21%

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Shop Christian Siriano’s 2 Secondhand Pieces Off the Runway

For Christian Siriano’s fall 2021 collection, the designer and philanthropist decided to include secondhand items on the runway. Siriano went back to his roots, selecting a fringed wool coat he designed seven years ago — “I was pleasantly surprised at how well the coat has held up. It still looks new, and the shape feels both modern and timeless,” he told POPSUGAR — as well as a pink cocktail dress that spoke to his dreamlike color palette. (Pink is also one of the leading trends for fall 2021 — see how fashion repeats itself?)

“Reuse and sustainability became a natural

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A family-owned fixture in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH — As a young man at the dawn of the 1970s, Allan Brewer had dreams of traveling the world as a commercial airline pilot, a goal that inspired him to move from his family’s home in Baltimore to study at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Instead, he fell in love with Daytona Beach.

In 1975, Brewer helped his family move their successful jewelry business to the “World’s Most Famous Beach.” More than 45 years later, Brewer and his mother, Chris Evans, still showcase diamonds, gold, antique and period treasures at Evans & Son Fine Jewelers, a Beach Street fixture

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A Close-Up Look at Fashion Week’s Best Shoes

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11 International ‘Vogue’ Editors Share Their Favorite Local Designers

There’s never been a better time to support young design talent. Despite the odds, creatives across the globe have been channeling their creativity into inspiring designs. With that in mind, international Vogue editors are spotlighting their favorite local designers to watch for spring 2021. If you’re looking for avant-garde suiting, check out the Spanish line Mans, a favorite of Vogue Spain fashion director Juan Cebrián. More in the mood for architectural accessories? Look at the Aurelia handbag line of wood boxes, recommended by Vogue Mexico’s editor in chief, Karla Martinez de Salas. Invest in these brands now and enjoy

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OTB Buys Jil Sander as Fashion M&A Heats Up | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Italian fashion group OTB said Friday it will acquire Jil Sander from Japanese conglomerate Onward Holdings for an undisclosed sum, part of wider growth ambitions as the Diesel-owner seeks to bolster its luxury portfolio.

Luke and Lucie Meier, the creative-director duo who have designed Jil Sander since 2017, will remain in place following the deal, OTB’s president and controlling shareholder Renzo Rosso said.

The deal-making is part of a wider strategy to diversify OTB’s holdings and expand the group’s presence in high-end apparel, as its core brand Diesel struggles to regain momentum. In addition to owning the luxury labels Marni

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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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Dior Launches Gem Dior Watches and Jewelry Together

GEM DIOR: Victoire de Castellane is launching a new line of abstract, 1970s-flavored watches and jewelry called Gem Dior, a striking collection that features patches of various gemstones — marking the first time the Dior designer has created a watches and jewelry collection together.

Like many in the sector, the launch was postponed due to the pandemic crisis, and comes as the luxury industry shows signs of improvement, thanks to robust demand in Asia.

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“It’s a style that I would describe as abstract-organic,” de Castellane said. The prominent design is de Castellane’s second watch model for

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The Biggest Standout Designer From New York Fashion Week 2021

Five Models from the PRSVR Runway Show at New York Fashion Week 2021

The PRSVR Starting Five Looks from New York Fashion Week

America's Next Top Model Corey Wade Walks the PRSVR NYFW Runway

America’s Next Top Model Corey Wade Walks the PRSVR NYFW Runway

Designer Brandon Williamson and CEO wife Margaret Williamson take bows on the NYFW catwalk

Designer Brandon Williamson and CEO wife Margaret Williamson take bows on the NYFW catwalk

American Design House, PRSVR is the standout Designer Brand at New York Fashion Week – especially during Black History Month.

This collection is entitled “All in the Bag.” In a literal way, each look can fit into the Personal Travel Luggage pieces. In a figurative way, these looks are made for when you’re ‘in your bag.’”

— Brandon Williamson, Designer


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