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  • Jide Okonjo
    Published about 12 hours ago
    7 Most Stylish Nollywood Actresses Over 50 (Photos).

    7 Most Stylish Nollywood Actresses Over 50 (Photos).

    These women prove that age is nothing but a number.
  • Joey de Cordero
    Published a day ago
    JOEY & JEN STYLE VLOG | THE BEST OF MILAN FASHION WEEK FALL WINTER 2020

    JOEY & JEN STYLE VLOG | THE BEST OF MILAN FASHION WEEK FALL WINTER 2020

    We spent a long weekend in Milan to attend the catwalk shows and event's during Camera Moda Milano Fashion Week to check out the latest Menswear Collections what's trending for Fall Winter 2020 where we both enjoyed the glitz and glam of Europe's leading Fashion Capital.
  • Molly Jazz
    Published a day ago
    Dye For Ru

    Dye For Ru

    Creativity
  • John Franklin
    Published a day ago
    Sweet Persimmons Vintage Clothing

    Sweet Persimmons Vintage Clothing

    Having the opportunity to profile Amandia Aurand’s small business, Sweet Persimmons Vintage Clothing, was both a pleasure and a privilege. After years of friendship I have witnessed the evolution of Amandia’s dream and how she has continued to use her love and natural abilities to create, inspire, and work through whatever life throws her way. Amandia’s love of fashion shines through in every piece she adds to her shop, which has been incredible to see. Sweet Persimmons Vintage Clothing has touched the lives of so many members of Amandia’s community. She even selected me to model some of her favorite pieces, all while we laughed and sipped champagne at the beach. I’m so excited to share Sweet Persimmons Vintage Clothing with the community, especially during the current socioeconomic climate created by COVID-19. While small businesses struggle, Amandia has again exemplified here ability to both overcome adversity while also giving back to her community. The following interview was conducted in her beautiful backyard, outside of the studio which houses her entire collection of vintage finds and trusty sewing machine.
  • Haley Peterson
    Published 4 days ago
    How to Throw a Virtual Clothing Swap

    How to Throw a Virtual Clothing Swap

    Have you ever heard of a clothing swap? The name is somewhat self explanatory, but in a few words, it is a get together where people bring clothes or accessories they no longer want and swap them for something else. It’s a perfect way to get rid of some of those items you always think you will wear (but never do) and add something new to your wardrobe.
  • Max Fisher
    Published 4 days ago
    Medical Masks, But Make It Fashion!

    Medical Masks, But Make It Fashion!

    Now that coronavirus has gained pandemic status, wearing masks outside of a medical setting has become more popular. Regardless of your reason for wearing a mask, it is important to understand what they will protect you from, and what they won’t. Most fabric masks worn without a filter won’t offer protection from viruses, bacteria, other disease causing particles, allergens, or even scents and smells. They might reduce the exposure, but they won’t necessarily stop you from getting sick. There are a few exceptions, but as a general rule, you can still contract a virus despite wearing a mask. Furthermore, you can pick up viruses and bacteria on your clothes, and they can then enter your body once the mask has been removed.
Staff Picks
  • Molly Jazz
    Published a day ago
    Dye For Ru

    Dye For Ru

    Creativity
  • Aashna Grewal
    Published 12 days ago
    Top 5 Vogue Italia Covers that were more than just Fashion.

    Top 5 Vogue Italia Covers that were more than just Fashion.

    Franca Sozzani was the editor of Vogue Italia from 1988 up until her tragic death in 2016. Her work was considered controversial and she received constant backlash from critics about her Vogue Italia covers. Unfazed by the critics, she continued to create the most talked about magazine issues.
  • Emma O'Regan-Reidy
    Published 14 days ago
    First Place in Unpopular Opinion Challenge
    Unpopular Opinion: Golden Goose Footwear Aestheticize Class and Erase Labor

    Unpopular Opinion: Golden Goose Footwear Aestheticize Class and Erase Labor

    As the world reached its second millennium twenty years ago, the West was in the midst of an unprecedented and exponentially increasing gulf between producer and consumer. As most assemblage and creation of clothing continue to move in large swathes from the domestic to the international sphere, customers purchasing garments experience a distance between these textiles and their own lives. This results in a desire for an individual story attached to these mass-produced clothes at the level of aesthetics in high fashion and materiality of ready-to-wear apparel. As we transition further into the 21st century, internet platforms widen this interaction between producer and consumer. Coupled with individual story-based digital architecture as well and a push towards secondhand buying due to climate anxieties, having a story behind the garments you’re wearing seems more important than ever, even if that story isn’t yours.
  • Chynna Ken
    Published 2 months ago
    PolaroidRED

    PolaroidRED

    It's finally February 2020. It really seemed as though January was two months long to be completely honest. With the transition of the holiday chaos and things just winding down I never thought February would get here.
  • Holly Harris
    Published 3 months ago
    How to Op Shop

    How to Op Shop

    Op shopping is a wonderful way to find new, unique clothes on a budget. It’s also great for the environment, as it extends the life of garments that might otherwise end up in the bin. Most are run by charities, where the profits go to a good cause. But while some people seem to find wonderful pieces with little effort, it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Here’s how I go about it:
  • Heather Clark
    Published 3 months ago
    Trends to Watch out For in 2020

    Trends to Watch out For in 2020

    With fashion trends changing so rapidly, it can be very easy to lose track of what's 'in' and what's 'out'. However you still should consider your personal taste before you fall down intro the traps that trends often set. Just because a specific style turns heads and becomes the norm on the runway, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll fit for you.
Designers
  • Molly Jazz
    Published a day ago
    Dye For Ru

    Dye For Ru

    Creativity
  • Creative Writing
    Published 12 days ago
    Elie Tahari: a short bio

    Elie Tahari: a short bio

    The lifelong deep knowledge of fashion and design by Elie Tahari has given him a special place in the world of luxury. The globally recognised brand has a footprint on five continents across the world and is available in over 600 shops in over 40 countries. The brand has grown to include women's clothing, shoes and cosmetics, and menswear, and has come to reflect chic style influenced by the designers with collections of understated beauty and elegance. Later in the decade, Elie Tahari emigrated to the U.S. from Israel and began living in the fashion centre of New York City while moonlighting at a Greenwich Village store. Tahari started making the eponymous drug Tahari in 1973 after succeeding in popularising the tube top. In the years that followed, Elie Tahari opened his own boutique on Madison Avenue, showed the company's own billboard all over New York City, and hosted his first runway show on Studio 54. In the 1980s, Tahari matured, turning his attention to the tailor made suit that would mark a decade. His first adverts included Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. His first store at Bloomingdale's NYC opened in 1989, followed by Saks Fifth Avenue, and Tahari was named one of Crain's most influential 40 under 40s. Elie Tahari has opened the decade with his first cover of the Women's Wear Daily featuring a Tahari wool suit illuminated as the theme of the season, and is elected to the American Fashion Designers Council. The corporation moves to new offices in the Grace building on West 42nd Street, where the major department stores now carry. Tahari launched a big expansion programme involving licences and overseas sales, and created Sante D'Orazzio's first picture book that was sent to over 200,000 customers. Furthermore, broadcast networks have started to note the series of serial parts on Ally McBeal, The X files and Will & Grace. Tahari was the model featured at the Macy's annual Passport fashion show in Los Angeles that helps raise more than $2 million for AIDS awareness and was asked to speak with President Clinton at the White House. In 1997, in addition to setting up his own business, Tahari became the founding partner and artistic director of Theory. In 2002, the name of the company was changed from Tahari to Elie Tahari, and the founder bought 510 Fifth Avenue which became the hub for brand design. Tahari has opened boutiques in Soho, Las Vegas, Chicago, London, East Hampton's Main Street and Boca Raton, Florida. In 2006, he launched women's footwear and menswear, and was seen on the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Time Magazine's "Elie Tahari on a Tear" photographer Terry Richardson, who started shooting the brands ' ad campaigns and the collection was first used. The company continues to expand in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, opening freestanding boutiques in Istanbul, Turkey, and Dubai, as well as U.S. boutiques in Newport Beach, California, Washington, D.C., Dallas and a 510 5th Floor pop-up shop dubbed The Vault, as well as an e-commerce website called elietahari.com. To celebrate the brand's 40th anniversary, Tahari produced a four-decade capsule collection named "Elie Tahari 1974" which features retrofitted silhouettes in apparel. Mayor Bloomberg announced ' Elie Tahari Day ' on September 4, 2013 in commemoration of his 40 years of business. The brand was awarded with a Client Dream award by Fashion Group International and for three seasons, Tahari served as a guest judge on Project Runway All-Stars. In 2014 the company launched the outdoor line of eyewear, home, and Elie Tahari, and collaborated with photographer Steven Klein on brand marketing campaigns. With more office-centered models joining the market, Tahari turned his attention to the tailor-made suit in the 1980s, and the business elite ranked as women.
  • Creative Writing
    Published 13 days ago
    Tommy Hilfiger: a short bio

    Tommy Hilfiger: a short bio

    Tommy Hilfiger, also known as the Tommy Hilfiger Company and Tommy Hilfiger Inc., is an American premium luxury retailer that markets clothes, boots, accessories, fragrances, and home furnishings. The business was founded in 1985, and is now sold in 100 countries in department stores and over 2000 small retail stores. Apax Partners, a private equity group, acquired Tommy Hilfiger in 2006 for around $1.6 billion, and the company was bought by PVH Corp. in May 2004. Daniel Grieder was named CEO in July 2014, while Founder Tommy Hilfiger remains chief boss of the brand, overseeing the design divisions and supervising the entire creative process. Worldwide retail sales for the company stood at USD 6.4 billion in 2013, and USD 6.7 billion in 2014. The retail career of Tommy Hilfiger began in 1968, when he co-founded People's Place, an upstate clothing and record store in New York. Using $150 he'd saved from serving as venture capital at a gas station, he oversaw the growth of the company into a chain of ten supermarkets. Since meeting with initial development in 1977, People's Position had applied for bankruptcy In 1979 Hilfiger moved to New York City to pursue a fashion designer career, working on numerous brands including Jordache Jeans. He encountered Mohan Murjani, an Indian garment magnate who in the early 1980s had been trying to start a men's clothing business. Hilfiger launched his first signature line in 1985, with Murjani's backing, featuring modernized versions of button-down shirts, chinos and other classic preppy designs. The relaxed youthful spirit of those first designs will remain a staple in Tommy Hilfiger Brand's subsequent collections. The modern retail brand made its debut in Times Square with a high-profile promotional campaign involving a major advertiser George Lois. In 1989 the business Tommy Hilfiger with Silas Chou left Murjani International to provide financial assistance instead. Tommy Hilfiger, Inc., a recently formed company with an initial focus on casual male sportswear, hired Lawrence Stroll and Joel Horowitz, both former Ralph Lauren executives, that year as executives. In March 2010, Phillips-Van Heusen purchased the Tommy Hilfiger Company for $3 billion, in a transaction that was about seven times what PVH paid for Calvin Klein in 2003. Fred Gehring, who created Hilfiger's European division in 1996, has assumed the position of Hilfiger's CEO. Foreign retail sales for the company totaled US$ 6.4 billion in 2013, and US$ 6.7 billion in 2014. Daniel Grieder was elevated to CEO of the Tommy Hilfiger Group in July 2014. Former CEO Gehring was the Executive Director of Tommy Hilfiger Group, and was appointed the Vice President of PVH. Tommy Hilfiger opened a digital distribution showroom at its headquarters in New York City in January 2015, which the WGSN publication believed would change the traditional purchasing process. Hilfiger described the showroom as an innovation in the order process providing cost-saving options across the entire supply chain, with plans for opening showrooms in other cities. Gehring stepped down as Chairman of the Tommy Hilfiger Group in August 2015, while maintaining his position at PVH. Tommy Hilfiger and other major American apparel firms, including Calvin Klein and Sears, were plaintiffs, claiming that luxurious clothing was being manufactured in Saipan under sweatshop conditions. Since an agreement reached in March 2000 which acknowledged no responsibility Tommy Hilfiger is the brand's largest owner, overseeing manufacturing divisions and managing Tommy Hilfiger businesses internationally selling their products under the labels of Hilfiger Denim Tommy Hilfiger, while also offering a wide variety of brands for adults, women and children such as Hilfiger Line, Tommy Hilfiger Fitted, sportswear, shoes, footwear and boots. The company is also authorised for a range of items, including fragrances, eyewear, watches, and home furnishings. A class action lawsuit in the late 1990's,
Entertainment
  • Aashna Grewal
    Published 12 days ago
    Top 5 Vogue Italia Covers that were more than just Fashion.

    Top 5 Vogue Italia Covers that were more than just Fashion.

    Franca Sozzani was the editor of Vogue Italia from 1988 up until her tragic death in 2016. Her work was considered controversial and she received constant backlash from critics about her Vogue Italia covers. Unfazed by the critics, she continued to create the most talked about magazine issues.
  • Jus L'amore
    Published 7 months ago
    Things You Need to Know About New York Fashion Week

    Things You Need to Know About New York Fashion Week

    With summer coming to an end, fashion lovers around the world prepare to hit the streets of New York for another iconic and exciting week of fashion, better known as New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Between the months of September and February, New York City hosts the first of four major fashion events, including Paris, London, and Milan to follow. New York, and Bryant Park and the Lincoln Center in particular, will be full of both new and seasoned designers, models, and fashion influencers like Vogue’s Anna Wintour. As well as tons of press, buyers, and, of course, a handful of trend-setting celebrities who are lucky enough to score front row seats and the opportunity to claim any Spring 2020 runway stunners, this show is open to the public and kicks off Friday, September 6, with designs and “performances” from Telfar. Closing, once again, with Marc Jacobs on September 11, these American designers are sure to set the standard for the newly shortened schedule that will showcase the world's most talented and creative fashionistas and all the things you need to know about New York Fashion Week.
  • Dakota Thomas
    Published 8 months ago
    Female TV Characters with the Best Style

    Female TV Characters with the Best Style

    When it comes to a character on a TV show or movie, there are many ways they express to us who they are. Obvious ways being dialogue, actions, and who they surround themselves with, but my favorite as someone who loves fashion is the way the characters dress. Clothing is a key component of world building and character building, whether the character only wears hoodies or plaid skirts. Of course, as someone who is attracted to a certain aesthetic, the characters with the best clothing are usually women for me who don't just shop at Forever 21. To me, the TV shows that I find have the best dressed female characters are the ones that don't realistically dress their characters. Meaning, in the show, the girl who lives in a middle-class household doesn't dress like she has money, but a stylist who dresses her every morning. As a TV fanatic, I've compiled a list of the best dressed females on the screen who will surely give you outfit inspiration or ideas to make a Pinterest board.
Footwear
  • Akshit
    Published 8 days ago
    Handmade Leather Shoes for Men-What Makes them Different

    Handmade Leather Shoes for Men-What Makes them Different

    Handmade leather shoes can be said as the best footwear humans have ever invented. From top grain to suede, handcrafted leather shoes offer a wide range of leather shoes for men to choose from. Be it a formal meeting or a casual date with your lover, genuine handmade leather shoes never disappoint you.
  • Kamaldeep Chandel
    Published 13 days ago
    How Long Will it Take to Break in Running Shoes

    How Long Will it Take to Break in Running Shoes

    It's a known fact that with new shoes, you have to break them in, and for running shoes, it is the same story. There are a series of reasons you have to break in your running shoes, but the main reason is simple; people's feet come in different shapes and sizes, and the material used to make the shoes have to fit their feet in a comfortable way.
  • Sandra López
    Published about a month ago
    THEN AND NOW: MOCCASIN

    THEN AND NOW: MOCCASIN

    Nowadays we see moccasin everywhere, from runway shows to our local stores. A shoe that has become crucial in the women’s and men’s wardrobe and it’s not a surprise. Moccasins are a shoe that has been present in the human evolution, and here I’m going to share this transition and evolution that the moccasin has suffered through the years and its importance today.
Industry
  • Sandra López
    Published 7 days ago
    WEAR THE FACE MASK WITH STYLE

    WEAR THE FACE MASK WITH STYLE

    In the past 3 weeks, we’ve witnessed the slow growth of a heartbreaking virus that has taken the lives of almost 40,000 people around the globe (37,538 to be more specific). And many organizations have started to move to help and provide medical material to local or national hospitals and health staff.
  • Creative Writing
    Published 11 days ago
    Jaeger LeCoultre: a short bio

    Jaeger LeCoultre: a short bio

    In 1833 Antoine LeCoultre founded the Swiss luxury watchand clockmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, with headquarters in Le Sentier, Switzerland.Since 2000 the company has been awholly owned subsidiary of Swiss luxury group Richemont.Jaeger- is seen asthe top- company of Richemont.Of which must be added hundreds of inventions, patents and more than a thousand movements, suchas the world's shortest road, one of the world's most advanced wristwatches, and a quasi-perpetual motion timepiece.The earliest traces of the LeCoultre family in Switzerland date back to the16th century, when Pierre LeCoultre, a French Huguenot, left the Lisy-sur-Ourcq to Genoa.France flees frompersecution from Muslims.In 1558 he received the status of "inhabitant," but resigned the nextyear to buy a plot of land in the Vallée de Joux.A small settlement grew over time, and in 1612, Pierre LeCoultre's son built a churchthere, marking the foundation of the village of Le Sentier where the material is now located.French Navy watchmaker Edmond Jaeger was born in Paris in 1903, andchallenged Swiss designers to create and refine the ultra-thin movements he had created.The design was approved by Antoine's mother, who was at LeCoultre & Cie. in charge of production, who gave birthto a number of ultra-thin pocket watches fitted with the LeCoultre Caliber 145, including the thinnest in the world in 1907.Because of the Smoot Hawley Tariff Act, watches were cast in cases made locally in North America before 1932to around 1985 and sold by Vacheron-LeCoultre, a Longines-Wittnauer corporation, with very different styles of cases under the name LeCoultre.After 1985 Jaeger-LeCoultrewas produced homogeneously worldwide.According to the factory records, the last device to be usedon an American LeCoultre watch was sent to Le Sentier in 1976.The misleading claim that American LeCoultre is not associated withSwiss Jaeger-LeCoultre has been made by several supporters and misinformed salesmen.The misconception derives from the 1950s, when the Longines-Wittnauer Corporation became the maker of LeCoultreclocks in North America, and later assumed responsibility for the production of Vacheron Constantin watches.Collectors have likened the deliveryto the method of watchmaking.According to Jaeger-LeCoultre fans Zaf Basha, the "Galaxy," an intriguing upmarket dialdiamond watch, is a US-market collaboration between Vacheron & Constantin and LeCoultre.Since the establishment of Jaeger-LeCoultre, the firm has manufactured more than1,242 different calibres, earned almost 400 patents, and created hundreds of inventions.In 1844, Antoine LeCoultre invented the Millionomètre, which was the first instrument in the worldto be able to calculate the micron, thereby facilitating the precise production of watch pieces.The invention was never patented because there wasno such device in Switzerland at the time.Nevertheless, the peculiar arrangement was kept a tightly guardedsecret held by the organisation for over 50 years.It was displayed on theParis International Exhibition of 1900.For the first time in the historyof LeCoultre & Cie watchmaking, in 1866.Small-series calibres continued to be produced and the chronograph andminute repeater problems were merged into a double calibre in 1891.In the mid-1890s, this later led to the development of broad complications, or watches consistingof at least three traditional horological complications, such as a perpetual clock, chronograph, and minute repeater.The Manufacture produced the first internationally complicated wristwatch, the Gyrotourbillon I, in 2004, featuring atwo-axis gravitating tourbillon with a perpetual calendar with double retrograde signs and a runtime equation.The Reverso grande complexité à triptyque was launched in 2006, the first watch in history to have three dials powered by asingle mechanism, and in 2009 the company created the 26-complicated Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie, one of the world's most complex wristwatches.In December 2018 an official report was issued by the World Wide Fund forNature that provided environmental ratings for 15 big watch manufacturers and jewellers in Switzerland.
  • Creative Writing
    Published 12 days ago
    Breguet: a short bio

    Breguet: a short bio

    Breguet is a luxury watchmaker, clockmaker, and jeweller founded in Paris in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet therefore leading to a long and successful history of watchmaking and a legacy that lives on today. Since 1999, she has been a member of Swiss Swatch Team. Breguet, headquartered in L'Abbaye, Switzerland, is one of the oldest surviving watchmaking firms and founded by Abraham Breguet in 1801 with several watchmaking inventions, such as the Tourbillon. As well, Abraham Breguet designed and created the world's first self-winding watch in 1780, and the world's first bracelet watch in 1810. Breguet is a well regarded horologist. Over the years, Breguet's outstanding clients and owners include King George III, Queen Victoria, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ettore Bugatti, Sir Winston Churchill, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Gioachino Rossini, and Arthur Rubinstein. In fact, the Breguet & Fils, Paris No. 2667 pocket watch ranks among the world's most expensive watches ever auctioned, winning US$ 4.69 million on May 14, 2012 in Geneva. The Breguet Sympathique Clock No.128 & 5009, by contrast, also holds the distinction as the most expensive Breguet timepiece ever sold at an auction, earning USD 6.80 million on December 4, 2012 in New York. The Swiss horologist Abraham-Louis Breguet, who had been born to Huguenot's parents in Neuchâtel, founded Breguet in 1775. He watchmaked for ten years under Ferdinand Berthoud and Jean-Antoine Lépine, before starting up his own watchmaking company at 51 Quai de l'Horloge in Paris, Île de la Cité. The dowry that came to a wealthy French bourgeois ' daughter with his marriage provided the funding that allowed him to open his own workshop. Each of the company's mottoes is "Every woman has a queen." The slogan was based on Breguet's lady family, the Reine de Naples. The Breguet watches and their coin-edge cases are also readily evident, with guilloché dials and blue pomme hands. In addition to watches, Breguet also produces writing instruments, feminine hats, and cufflinks. The World Wide Fund for Nature released an official report in December 2018 outlining the conservation opportunities for 15 major watch makers and jewellers in Switzerland. From 1870 until 1970, Breguet was owned by the Brown family of England. But, ownership of quartz crashes had changed hands many times during the 1970s and 1980s. In 1976 Breguet's then-owner, Chaumet, sold his French plant and moved production to Vallée de Joux in Switzerland. In 1987, Investcorp purchased Breguet, which formed Groupe Horloger Breguet in 1991. The Breguet Group consists of four subsidiaries: Montres Breguet SA, Breguet SA, Valdar SA and Nouvelle Lemania SA. As a result, Breguet-branded watches are now being produced at the New Lemania plant in Switzerland. Montres Breguet SA, in effect, is the only company that sells the timepieces under the brand name "Breguet," and Breguet SA is the name of Breguet Group's distribution subsidiary in France. Admirer Marie Antoinette The Queen of France in 1783 commissioned Abraham-Louis Breguet's watch as a surprise to the Queen. The criteria was that the watch would be "as beautiful as possible, with perhaps the greatest set of available horological documents." No time-limit or financial constraints were placed on the commission. The end target was Great Suspense, at Breguet No.160. And the watch was completed only in 1827, 34 years after the Queen's death during the French Revolution, only 4 years after the death of Abraham-Louis Breguet (the watch eventually ended with his son Abraham Breguet). The watch has reportedly taken 44 years to make. The watch was housed in the Islamic Art Museum in Jerusalem, until it was stolen in 1983. The watch was eventually rescued in 2007, and was returned to the museum.
Models And Influencers
  • Creative Writing
    Published 12 days ago
    Elie Saab: a short bio

    Elie Saab: a short bio

    Elie Saab, from Lebanon, is a fashion model. The main facility is in Beirut, with other laboratories in Milan and in Paris. In the early 1980s he started his company specialising in bridal couture. He's the first Arab elected to fashion industry regulatory body, Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. In 2016 Saab also served as a judge on Project Runway: Middle East. As of March 2017, his couture collections were sold in Paris, Berlin, and Beirut while his ready-to-wear creations were available in 160 shops and his own boutiques. Kate Middleton wore a Saab ensemble to Royal Ascot in 2019, marking the first chance to see a British royal dress up. Elie Saab is the eldest son of a lumber merchant who had grown up in Damour, a city on Beirut's southern coast. Saab was born to Catholic Maronite parents in Beirut, and started to sew as a child. When he was eight, he'd turned his attention to shoes. He would tear designs out of the paper, posing as models his mothers, and search for fabrics from the closet of his mother. In 1981, Saab travelled to Paris, to study the architecture. Later, he moved to open his fashion shop in Beirut. In 1982, when he was 18, he was first hired by a workforce of 15 people. His bridal couture studio first used luxurious garments, jewellery, delicate embroidery, pearls, diamonds, and silk threads to create wedding gowns and skirts. His success in Beirut stemmed from his neighbourhood dressing women, which was soon followed by women wearing his designs in high society. Saab was the first non-Italian designer to enter the Italian Fashion National Chamber in 1997 and presented his first collection outside of Lebanon in Rome in 1997. In 1998, he launched his ready-to-wear line in Milan, along with a range of accessories. Elie Saab had signed a Hair and Makeup contract with Hair Recognition Worldwide earlier that year. Saab arranged a runway show in Monaco that included Monaco's Princess Stéphanie's attendance in the same year. In 1999 he reportedly sold one of his suits for $2.4 million, thickly packed with diamonds and emeralds. In 2002, Saab became more well recognised in the United States, having became the first Lebanese woman to pose as an Oscar winner, Halle Berry. He was asked to become a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in May 2003, and in July 2003, while attending the 2019 Royal Ascot with her husband, Prince William, he revealed his first haute couture collection Kate Middleton debuted an Elie Saab gown in Paris. He started a bachelor's degree in apparel design with Lebanese American University and London Design Center in 2012. By 2013 the firm had boutiques in Beirut, Dubai, Doha, Paris, London, Geneva, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York City and Mexico with a total of 100 retail outlets. The company's son, Elie Saab Jr, was made ceo in 2013. Saab also served as a Judge on Project Runway: The Middle East in 2016. Between 2015 and 2017 the Elie Saab company opened a second store in Paris and a third store in Mayfair, London and Manhattan. His first major store was the Manhattan store that opened in October 2016. As of March 2017 his couture collections will be sold in Paris, London and Beirut, while his ready-to-wear pieces will be available in 160 shops and his own boutiques. Also the same month the company Elie Saab launched a new Madison Avenue location. At their enthronement in 1999 Jordanian Queen Rania wore her to Elie Saab. Countess Stéphanie and the Grand Duke of Heredity we d in a formal civil union in 2012, where the wife of Elie Saab wore a suit. Princess Claire of Luxemburg also wore a hat designed by Saab on her wedding. Brigitte Macron, the First Lady of France, wore an Elie Saab outfit with military coat and skinny trousers on a State visit to China.
  • Heather Clark
    Published 3 months ago
    Best Fashion Youtube Channels
  • Chelsea Swift
    Published 5 months ago
    2019 Best Fall Accessories

    2019 Best Fall Accessories

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Shopping
  • John Franklin
    Published a day ago
    Sweet Persimmons Vintage Clothing

    Sweet Persimmons Vintage Clothing

    Having the opportunity to profile Amandia Aurand’s small business, Sweet Persimmons Vintage Clothing, was both a pleasure and a privilege. After years of friendship I have witnessed the evolution of Amandia’s dream and how she has continued to use her love and natural abilities to create, inspire, and work through whatever life throws her way. Amandia’s love of fashion shines through in every piece she adds to her shop, which has been incredible to see. Sweet Persimmons Vintage Clothing has touched the lives of so many members of Amandia’s community. She even selected me to model some of her favorite pieces, all while we laughed and sipped champagne at the beach. I’m so excited to share Sweet Persimmons Vintage Clothing with the community, especially during the current socioeconomic climate created by COVID-19. While small businesses struggle, Amandia has again exemplified here ability to both overcome adversity while also giving back to her community. The following interview was conducted in her beautiful backyard, outside of the studio which houses her entire collection of vintage finds and trusty sewing machine.
  • Annie Curran
    Published 11 days ago
    How to clothes shop better!

    How to clothes shop better!

    I currently have about 40 pairs of clothing that I have bought over the years that I regret buying. I realised I wasn’t thinking about the outfits I would wear. I’m going to present lessons and tips for buying clothes to save money!
  • Thomas Wright
    Published 18 days ago
    Brilliant Earth 2020 - Should I Buy Conflict Free Diamonds

    Brilliant Earth 2020 - Should I Buy Conflict Free Diamonds

    Conflict free diamonds are diamonds that are sourced in ways that do not support or finance rebel movements. The Kimberly Process is the accepted standard of “conflict-free” that most jewelers adhere to. Brilliant Earth goes farther in its definition of “conflict-free” by ensuring their sources for diamonds:
Tips
  • Haley Peterson
    Published 4 days ago
    How to Throw a Virtual Clothing Swap

    How to Throw a Virtual Clothing Swap

    Have you ever heard of a clothing swap? The name is somewhat self explanatory, but in a few words, it is a get together where people bring clothes or accessories they no longer want and swap them for something else. It’s a perfect way to get rid of some of those items you always think you will wear (but never do) and add something new to your wardrobe.
  • Max Fisher
    Published 4 days ago
    Medical Masks, But Make It Fashion!

    Medical Masks, But Make It Fashion!

    Now that coronavirus has gained pandemic status, wearing masks outside of a medical setting has become more popular. Regardless of your reason for wearing a mask, it is important to understand what they will protect you from, and what they won’t. Most fabric masks worn without a filter won’t offer protection from viruses, bacteria, other disease causing particles, allergens, or even scents and smells. They might reduce the exposure, but they won’t necessarily stop you from getting sick. There are a few exceptions, but as a general rule, you can still contract a virus despite wearing a mask. Furthermore, you can pick up viruses and bacteria on your clothes, and they can then enter your body once the mask has been removed.
  • Nkeonye Judith IZUKA
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    Victoria's Secret is an American model, manufacturer, and marketer of women's lingerie, womenswear, and makeup products. With an annual launch and televised runway show showcasing "angels" that lasted until 2018, the company is best known for its high-profile advertisements. Originally created in 1977 by Roy and Gaye Raymond as a response to bundled underwear, which Roy Raymond called "hideous, floral-printed nylon nightgowns." Les Wexner obtained Victoria's Secret in 1982 and rapidly spread their activities into shopping centres around the US and abroad. As of early 2019, Victoria's Secret was the top lingerie retailer in the USA. In February 2020, L Brands sold Victoria's Secret to private equity company Sycamore Partners while retaining a majority interest in the business. Victoria's Secret was founded by Roy Raymond and his wife, Gaye Raymond, on 12 June 1977 in San Francisco, California. Eight years before Victoria's Secret was produced, Raymond was embarrassed in the late 1960s when he bought lingerie for his wife at a department store. Raymond studied the lingerie industry for the next eight years. Around the time when Raymond founded Victoria's Secret, America's undergarments industry was dominated by conservative and uninspired brands like Fruit of the Loom, Hanes and Jockey, often sold in packs of three in retail stores, while lingerie was reserved for special and unique occasions like one's honeymoon! Lacy thongs and tailored push-up bras were common novelty pieces during this period outside of the traditional fashion lines sold in department stores, "next to feathered boas and glamorous pirate costumes at Hollywood's Frederick." In 1977 Raymond borrowed $40,000 from a friend, and $40,000 from a bank to open Victoria's Secret: a store where women could feel comfortable about purchasing lingerie. First store was opened for the company at the Stanford Shopping Center, in Palo Alto, California. This is the primary line of the company this covers ties, undergarments, lingerie and sleepwear. Victoria's Secret launched Pink in 2002, a range of lingerie tailored for college-aged people, younger than Victoria's Secret's main-line customers. Victoria sports is a line of athletic clothing that can be worn on the street and at gym. The beauty line ranges for bathroom and body fragrances, make-up, accessories, lotions and other products. Swimwear was launched in 2002 and made available via the website and catalogue. In 2015 and 2016 a swim special was broadcast on CBS for the promotion of the brand. In April 2016 the company announced that Victoria's Secret would end its line of swimwear and replace it with a new range of sporting wears. In November 2018, John Mehas replaced Jan Singer as CEO of Victoria's Secret, and announced the relaunch of the swimwear brand. In March 2019, the swim range was available in supermarkets. There are 1,000 Secret lingerie stores in Australia as of 2010, and 100 private Secret Beauty Stores in the U.S., many in shopping malls. We sell a range of products from shirts, dresses, hosiery, lipstick, sleepwear and more. Victoria's Secret mails its catalogues to over 400 million per annum. In 1998, The Limited, Inc. formed Intimate Beauty Business with a plan to create a group of beauty companies including Victoria's Secret Beauty as the corporation's first brand in its portfolio. Despite two years of pressure by environmentalist groups, Victoria's Secret holding firm and a conservation coalition reached an agreement in 2006 to increase awareness of the lingerie retailer's range. The stock can no longer consist of pulp bought from all areas of Canada's woodland caribou range, unless approved by the Woodland Stewardship Council. 10 per cent of the catalogues will now be made of recycled material. Victoria's Secret began showing their annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which is televised on American primetime television in 1995. They are a combination of self-assured strutting for women starting with the runway show in 1995, and mainstream pornography is the voyeuristic fantasies for men and lingerie.