February 15, 2021

Nadine Ghosn on the Power of Unconventional Jewelry

Meet Nadine Ghosn, the up-and-coming fine-jewelry designer behind the NGFJ brand who is shaking up the industry with her quirky, whimsical diamond-studded designs.

Ghosn sought to create a new niche in the fine-jewelry space, which didn’t really exist when she first established the company five years ago. Since founding her eponymous line, NGFJ has been stocked at world-class retailers ranging from Bergdorf Goodman and The Webster to Colette and Le Bon Marche in Paris, developing a devoted following including the likes of Leandra Medine, Pharrell Williams, Beyoncé, and Karl Lagerfeld.

We caught up with Ghosn to discuss creativity, inspiration, and

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Black Girl Finance: Why it’s more important than ever for black women to take charge of their money

AT A time when the gender pay gap reporting rules are set to be relaxed for the second year in a row, even though it has only been mandatory for the past four years, the calls for the mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting appears to be continuously falling on deaf ears.

If you are a black woman in Britain, you need to ensure you are taking charge of your money. Here’s why. Talking about money is not a tradition I grew up with in my black Caribbean household – I was expected, like most to get a job and instructed

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The Best Looks From New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2021

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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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Elsa Peretti, famed Tiffany & Co. designer, has died

Elsa Peretti, the famed jewelry designer for Tiffany & Co., has died, according to a statement from the company. She was 80 years old.

Peretti died in Spain on Thursday, March 18, according to a statement from her foundation.

“Elsa was not only a designer but a way of life,” the statement from Tiffany & Co. said, describing her as a “larger-than-life” person who “touched everyone at Tiffany & Co.”

Elsa Peretti

Elsa Peretti is seen in New York on December 10, 2009. Credit: Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

“A masterful artisan, Elsa was responsible for a revolution in the world of

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Women’s heart disease symptoms different than those in men

LUMBERTON — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both women and men.

Learning to recognize symptoms early is of great importance, but it may be challenging for women because their symptoms are different than those in men.

The classical presentation of a heart attack is central chest discomfort lasting a few minutes intermittently. Patients of both genders usually describe crushing, squeezing pain or fullness sensation. However, for women, chest pain may not be as intense or it may not be the most bothersome symptom. Frequently, women complain of pain down the arms, jaw,

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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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Has Brexit Changed London Fashion Week Forever?

After three-and-a-half years, two snap elections, and endless failed trade agreements, on December 31st, the United Kingdom finally made its official withdrawal from the European Union with a deal in place. It would be easy, then, to imagine that the journey had reached, if not its end, then at least a new chapter with a more clearly defined path forward. But the final hour agreement—more of a last-minute averting of total economic self-destruction—has left small businesses up and down the country scrambling to answer the question: What comes next?

The first post-Brexit London Fashion Week kicked off last Friday, with

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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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Police need help to ID motorcyclists who robbed Kakaako jewelry store

  • COURTESY HPD
                                Suspect in jewelry store robbery is unknown male with dark helmet and dark clothing.

    COURTESY HPD

    Suspect in jewelry store robbery is unknown male with dark helmet and dark clothing.

  • COURTESY HPD
                                Suspect in jewelry store robbery is unknown male with dark helmet and dark clothing.

    COURTESY HPD

    Suspect in jewelry store robbery is unknown male with dark helmet and dark clothing.

Honolulu police are asking for help in identifying two male motorcyclists who robbed a jewelry store at Waterfront Plaza in Kakaako Wednesday.

The two motorcyclists arrived on motorcycles at about 1:39 a.m. on their motorcycles at Opal Fields jewelry store in the plaza, also known as Restaurant Row.

One suspect, armed with a handgun, ordered a security guard onto the ground and took his work radio and cellphone.

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