Brandon Jenner’s Wife Leah Files for Divorce After 6 Years of Marriage

Brandon Jenner and his wife Leah are divorcing.

Two weeks after the couple announced that they had decided to split after 14 “beautiful years together,” Leah filed divorce documents in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to papers obtained by PEOPLE. She is seeking spousal support.

TMZ first reported the news.

On Sept. 10, the couple, who have known each other since high school and grew up together in Malibu, announced a joint statement announcing their decision to separate.

“Hi everybody, it is with love in our hearts that we feel it’s time to share some personal news with you all. After celebrating fourteen beautiful years together, we have lovingly come to the decision to end the romantic aspect of our relationship,” they said. “We are deeply proud of the life we’ve cultivated together and are truly grateful for the bond of friendship we hold and cherish today. It is stronger than ever.”

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“Even though we have chosen to separate as a couple, we still love one another very, very much and remain a major part of each other’s lives — as best friends, family and loving parents to our daughter,” they continued. “There has been no lying or cheating or fighting that prompted this change, just an expansion of our individual evolution which has inspired us to support each other in a new way. We are still, very much, a loving family and are bonded by a deep connection that is rooted in love.”


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“Here we openly share our truth with you all and, respectfully, we won’t be commenting further so anything that might state the contrary of this message would, undoubtedly, be a fabrication,” they concluded their message. “Thank you for your love and support and big love back to you guys!”


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Brandon, the 37-year-old son of Caitlyn Jenner and Linda Thompson, and Leah, whose father is Eagles guitarist Don Felder, tied the knot in May 2012.

The couple welcomed a daughter, Eva James, on July 22, 2015.


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EXCLUSIVE: Fashion Takes a Twirl at New York City Ballet

NEW YORK – Backstage at the David H. Koch Theater here last week, red devils and modernist clowns intermingled off stage right, as dancers of the New York City Ballet ran through a dress rehearsal for the company’s Fashion Gala.
The annual event — set to mark its seventh iteration on Thursday evening — assigns fashion designers and choreographers the team objective of creating a new work that’s innovative in both its movement and visual appeal.
Demonic flamenco dancers are the invention of Gareth Pugh, the London-based designer, who has created costumes for a new piece by choreographer Matthew Neenan.
Monochromatic excess was conceptualized by Giles Deacon, a mad-hatter of London’s fashion scene who currently presents his collections as part of Paris Couture week. His costume designs — a fleet of kicky Renaissance court jesters — will accompany dancers in a new work choreographed by Kyle Abraham.
Flotsam chiffon dresses by Italian designer Alberta Ferretti will also whisk across the stage — hers to join a new work by Gianna Reisen.
The NYCB will dance these new pieces one week into a fall season that began mired in controversy. Following sexual misconduct allegations by a former student, City Ballet terminated two male principal dancers and

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Hedi Slimane Gives First Interview At Celine

PARIS – Hedi Slimane has given his first interview since his nomination at Celine to French daily newspaper “Le Figaro.” The famously discreet designer spoke to journalist Laurence Benaïm in Tuesday’s issue of the newspaper.
The interview comes days before his debut collection at Celine, which will be unveiled on Sept. 28 during Paris Fashion Week.
“I am delighted to come back to a French house, a tradition, professions, ateliers,” said Slimane. “Paris is the best at ‘handmade,’ which is incredibly chic. Beyond the virtuosity of the ateliers, this savoir-faire is due to a state of mind, a way of working, the immediate understanding of a model, a particular feeling that can only be found in Paris.”
He explains that an additional atelier has been added to the 17th century mansion that houses Celine’s headquarters, the Hôtel Colbert de Torcy in the 2nd arrondissment, which will be dedicated to the creation of Celine’s first men’s wear line.
Upon arriving at Celine, Slimane chose to rebrand the maison by taking the French accent off the house’s name.
“It’s in no way about marking my territory, quite the contrary,” said the designer, adding that it was his way of “putting the church back at the center of the

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Shailene Woodley and Ben Volavola’s Dior Show Date

LET’S DANCE: “It’s so hard to see in here, it’s so dark,” said Blake Lively, blindly making her way into the Dior show on Monday at the Paris Longchamp hippodrome. The lights had been shut off in the indoor venue, with rows of beams creating pools of light across the floor. Peering across the space, an excited Lively said it was her first Dior show in around a decade, but the actress, who plays a bigwig fashion p.r. in her latest film, “A Simple Favor,” looked at home in her surroundings. Asked if she was feeling the part, she replied: “Oh, no, no, no, I would not like to do that. They do get a lot of free stuff, though, so that part sounds fun.”
A few rows down, Shailene Woodley was frantically texting her partner, Fijian rugby player Ben Volavola, to make sure he made it to the show on time. The actress said she recently moved to Paris to be with Volavola, who plays for French club Union Bordeaux Bègles. “I’m constantly taking notes on what these beautiful Parisians are wearing,” she said of her new life in the fashion capital.
On the Dior show’s dance theme, with a performance

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Michael Kors Brings Pesaresi on Board to Helm Men’s Division

Michael Kors Holdings Limited has named Andrea Pesaresi president of Michael Kors Men’s, effective Oct. 15.
He succeeds Don Witkowski, who passed away in June, and will report to John D. Idol, chairman and chief executive officer.
Pesaresi was most recently ceo of Philippe Model, but prior to that, he spent 25 years at Ermenegildo Zegna, where his most recent role was brand director of Z Zegna and Licensing, a post that encompassed product development, brand strategy, international expansion and marketing. Pesaresi joined Philippe Model, an Italian sneaker brand, at the end of 2016.
“Andrea has been in the industry for 30 years and comes to us with extensive knowledge of the evolving luxury men’s marketplace,” Idol said. “Andrea will provide the necessary leadership to enable us to achieve our goal of developing the Michael Kors men’s wear business to $ 1 billion in revenue.”
The company declined to say how large the men’s business is today, but in the first-quarter earnings call in early August, Idol said that while men’s is “still small to the total company, it continues to grow.” He cited strength in logo sportswear “for Father’s Day gifting, particularly the Greenwich polo and our knit logo baseball jacket,” along with “refined pieces such

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Dior RTW Spring 2019

Guests arriving to the venue — the storybook magical grounds of the Longchamp racetrack — came upon a huge, minimalist square construction. Its facade flaunted woman-power signage of the sort that has become a Maria Grazia Chiuri signature at Dior. This time the quotes were from renegade choreographers, among them Pina Bausch (“Dance, Dance, Otherwise We Are Lost”) and Sharon Eyal (“The Story Comes From Inside the Body”).
Point made: This collection would be about dance, a natural topic for fashion and one which many designers have mined. “Dance and fashion define the body and, through discipline, teach us to own it,” read the show notes.
To manifest the connection, Chiuri commissioned a compelling new work from Eyal, whose dancers opened the show and performed throughout. Exquisite. And also problematic, at least if you’re a dress that wants to be noticed. Over the years, fashion has seen some seriously theatrical presentations. But when the Instagram-worthy theatrics, whether impending shark attack or bodies in remarkable motion, are separate and apart from the clothes, they can distract from what’s supposed to be the event’s primary purpose. That’s what happened here. (It didn’t help that the dancers were better-lit than the models.)
As for the clothes, this

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Kylie Jenner’s Secret Pregnancy Gave Kris ‘Anxiety’ — But It Was a ‘Such a Positive Experience’

At long last, Kylie Jenner‘s pregnancy is being openly discussed on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Sunday’s episode chronicled the new mom welcoming her first child, daughter Stormi, with rapper Travis Scott on Feb. 1. When the day arrived, Kylie chose to have just her mom Kris Jenner and sister Khloé Kardashian in the delivery room with her, in addition to Scott. And while the other sisters may have been disappointed to be left out, they were mostly relieved that they wouldn’t be blamed if the secret got out. (Though PEOPLE first confirmed the news of the baby on the way in September 2017, Kylie, 21, didn’t publicly address it until after she gave birth.)

“Kylie is about to have her baby and it’s pretty crazy that it really hasn’t been confirmed,” said Kourtney, 39. “So I don’t want to be the one with the info, or getting blamed for someone finding out the secret.”

Kim, 37, marveled that her little sister had some amazing friends for having kept the news under wraps all those months.

“Can you believe that Kylie got out of the hospital with not one report?” she said. “Now Caitlyn can never say we have big mouths and we leak everything. We kept that a secret!”

Momager Kris, 62, admitted keeping a lid on the news wasn’t easy.

“That was a lot of anxiety for me,” she said. “People were saying, ‘We’re going to post, we’re going to announce,’ and I’m like, ‘No!’ But she did it perfectly and it was such a positive experience for her.”

“Totally,” Kim said. “Everyone was just like, ‘Okay, we get it. We get why you kept it private.’ … Kylie’s always wanted to be a mom, so this is really exciting for her. She just didn’t want anyone changing her happy moment and her happy pregnancy, so I’m really proud of her that she stuck to her guns and was able to tell her story her way.”

And Kylie, who said she was “really doing this for myself,” said the experience couldn’t have gone any better.

“I like ” she said. “I miss it. I had the easiest pregnancy ever. You never feel alone — I was really sad to not be pregnant anymore.”

At the end of the day, no one was more proud than Kris, who delivered the baby herself.

“It’s only been a couple of days since Kylie had baby Stormi, and I can already tell that Kylie is going to be the most amazing mom and is so in love with her baby,” she gushed.

But at the same time, the momager was going through a challenging time with a different daughter.

“My relationship with Kourtney over the years has been kind of fabulous, but lately there’s definitely a shift,” she said. “I really don’t know where this is coming from and it makes me really, really sad. I just wish she would make an effort to treat me the way I would love to be treated. I love her so much. She’s my firstborn daughter.”

As it turned out, the tension had started bubbling up after Kourtney’s therapist apparently informed her that she has an “issue with betrayal” because Kris cheated on her father, the late Robert Kardashian Sr., with soccer player Todd Waterman.

RELATED VIDEO: Kris Jenner Calls Cheating on Husband Robert Kardashian ‘One of My Biggest Regrets in Life’

“Lately, in therapy, a lot of topics that have been coming up are about childhood issues and how that affects so many of my relationships today,” she said. “If I had a problem, I wouldn’t go to , ever. I would go to Dad. She was not my person that I found comforting.”

But Kris said Kourtney was “doted on” as a child.

“I think she’s going through a phase in life where she has some anger inside that I don’t quite understand,” she said. “I wish her dad was around to say, ‘You’ve had the best most magical childhood of any child, ever.’ That’s what we prided ourselves on.”

“She probably felt like she was always picking a side and it was always my dad’s,” remarked Khloé, 34. “In the divorce, she picked his. In the trial, she picked his. She wanted to live there over your house. She’s always picked his.”

Khloé said she wished her sister would communicate her feelings more openly with the family.

“I know Kourtney, for some reason, finds more comfort in talking to a stranger about family stuff, rather than talking to the source,” she said. “I would be fine with that if Kourtney took whatever her therapist talked about and then came to the source, but that’s the part we’re missing and that’s what’s frustrating to us all, because we never resolve something or work through something or just even fight about something if we don’t know what’s going on. It’s always us pulling teeth and guessing with her.”

Eventually, Kourtney decided she had to talk things through with Kris.

“If my going to therapy and figuring this all out is making me resentful towards my mom, which is not how I want to feel and it’s not how I want to treat her, then I feel like it is worth having a conversation with her, just to let her know that’s not my intention,” she said. “It’s really about me working on myself.”

“I’ve gone through a phase of being more sensitive to things,” she admitted. “It’s nothing bad, it’s just understanding and then understanding how that affects our current relationships. Like, if there’s certain behavior that Younes will do that’s similar to things that my mom would do, just subconsciously, it will just bring up similar issues. There is that uncomfortable place when you are growing, but I think it’s something that I have to just deal with myself.”

Sitting down with her mom, Kourtney did her best to explain where she was coming from.

“As you know, I’ve been gong to therapy lately and my therapist says your intimate relationships bring up childhood issues,” she said. “I just don’t think it’s fair if I’m not communicating it. I don’t want to go back in time … I feel like it has passed and I’m not feeling that way anymore, but I just wanted to explain that to you so you understand where it’s coming from.”

“What we usually do as a family is we criticize each other, we’re judgmental and we give each other an attitude and we’re bitchy,” she added. “So moving forward in life, I’ve made a point with my sisters already to not accept that anymore.”

RELATED: Kourtney Kardashian Says She’s ‘Ashamed’ of Her ‘Disgusting’ Family: ‘It’s Just Gross’

Tearing up, Kris said all she wanted was “the best, most joyful, peaceful life” for her daughter.

“Whatever it takes for me to be part of that, that’s all I want,” she said. “That’s the joy of my life, is you guys. I have nothing else. I never want you to be disappointed in me, so if there’s something you want to say or something that you need to have me work on, I’m 100 percent ready to work on it because I love you so much. You’re my firstborn and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.”

The two of them hugged it out, and Kourtney agreed to work on things, too.

“Moving forward, I’m going to tell you if I don’t like something or if something is hurtful, instead of just being a bitch about it,” she promised.

“I think Kourtney and I have gotten through that rough patch and started a healing process,” said Kris. “That’s a really big step in the right direction, especially for her. She’s always going to hang onto the past a little bit, but what I am hopeful for is that we can look forward to an amazing future together because I love her more than anything.”

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Josep Font Leaves Delpozo

Josep Font is stepping down as creative director of Spanish luxury brand Delpozo. He was hired to relaunch the brand six years ago by Grupo Perfumes y Diseño, which has held the house’s perfume license since 1992 and acquired the label in full in 2011. A successor will be named at a later date.
Prior to joining Delpozo, Font had his own label, which he showed during Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo and Paris fashion weeks. He revived Delpozo, originally launched in 1974 by Spanish couturier Jesus del Pozo, with a flare for dramatic, colorful and eccentric collections that often employed couture techniques and silhouettes. Though based in Spain, the brand held its fashion show during New York Fashion Week before switching to London for the last two seasons.
“Josep has been a key figure for the relaunch of Delpozo,” said the company’s president Pedro Trolez, who owns Grupo Perfumes y Diseño, in a statement. “Over the past six years, he has helped rejuvenate and continue the legacy of Jesus.”
“I am very proud of what we have achieved together in the short space of six years,” said Font. “ I want to thank my talented team who has been committed since the beginning of this

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Cate Blanchett Talks Witchcraft at the Giorgio Armani Show

CASTING A SPELL: Cate Blanchett took a break from the promotional tour for her new film, “The House With a Clock in Its Walls,” to travel to Milan with her son Roman for a weekend of fashion-related events.
At the Giorgio Armani show on Sunday morning, the 14-year-old boy warmly hugged Roberta Armani, the niece of the designer, and practiced Italian greetings with TV presenter Jo Squillo.
“We were overdue for a mother-son weekend and it was kind of a great confluence of events, really,” said Blanchett, who the previous evening attended parties hosted by W magazine and Pomellato, and also planned to go to the Green Carpet Fashion Awards on Sunday night. 
The Giorgio Armani global beauty ambassador plays a witch opposite Jack Black in her new fantasy comedy, and she welcomed the way women are reclaiming the term. 
“I think it’s long had negative connotations or frightening connotations but, you know, we live in England where it’s quite a pagan country in a lot of ways, and witches were people that you went to for healing purposes, so they actually have incredibly ancient power and wisdom,” she mused.
Blanchett is gearing up to play comedian Lucille Ball in a biopic, but she hasn’t

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Vogue Italia Celebrates Italian Singer Mina with Party at MFW

ITALIAN TRIBUTE: Vogue Italia took over Milan’s Cinema Manzoni on Friday night to pay tribute to legendary Italian musician Mina Mazzini, who is the focus of the magazine’s October issue. The issue features a range of fashion shoots showing famous models, including Gisele Bündchen, Carla Bruni and Mariacarla Boscono, posing as Mina — she dropped her last name as an artist —  in different stages of her life and career and captured by international photographers, such as Luigi & Iango, Giampaolo Sgura and Dario Catellani.
“I don’t know Mina, unfortunately. But I’m excited to learn about her, the pictures are fabulous. The pictures are amazing, they did an amazing tribute,” said Jeremy Scott, who was among the guests at the party, which included a live performance by drag queen Violet Chachki and a gospel choir.
Asked about his favorite Mina song, designer Francesco Scognamiglio mentioned “Ma che m’hai imparato a fa.” “It’s a great Neapolitan song she covered and that our Maestro Gianni Versace used for his Atelier runway show in Paris in 1993 and which has been the most emotional moment of my life,” he said.
Mina is not only a music legend, but she has always been a style icon and a muse for

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It’s Finally Fall! Here’s Everything to Know About the Fall Equinox

Despite the fact that the pumpkin spice latte debuted this year in August, fall actually doesn’t begin until Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. This day not only marks the unofficial start of sweater weather, it it also has a scientific significance: the autumnal equinox.

The equinox isn’t just a day, it’s a minute.

According to The Weather Channel, the autumnal equinox happens at 9:54 p.m. EDT, marking the official end of summer and the beginning of fall. During that minute, the sun crosses the Earth’s equator from the Northern Hemisphere into the Southern Hemisphere and day and night last the exact same amount of time — 12 hours — everywhere across the world.

So why does this happen? Throughout the year, the earth tilts on its axis at a diagonal away from or toward the sun, causing the change in seasons. During the equinox, it becomes momentarily perfectly perpendicular, meaning the sun’s rays pass directly over the equator. Following that minute, the Northern hemisphere begins to tilt away from the sun leading to shorter days and cooler temperatures. It also causes a shift in the jet stream, which affects weather patterns.

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Equinoxes happen twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, while the solstices occur once in the summer and once in the winter. During an equinox, the sun is at the closest distance to the equator, while during a solstice it is the furthest distance away.

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What time does your the autumnal equinox begin in your time zone?

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Eastern Daylight Time: 9:54 p.m.
Central Daylight Time: 8:54 p.m.
Mountain Daylight Time: 7:54 p.m.
Mountain Standard Time (Arizona): 6:54 p.m.
Pacific Daylight Time: 6:54 p.m.
Alaska Daylight Time: 5:54 p.m.
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time: 3:54 p.m.


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Camera della Moda Responds to New York Times Article

MILAN – A “saddened and concerned” Camera della Moda has responded to The New York Times article on “shadow workers” in Italy, which claims “thousands of low-paid home workers create luxury garments without contracts or insurance.”
”As the acclaimed writer, Edoardo Nesi acknowledges in his award-winning book, ‘Story of My People,’ published in 2013, the Italian supply chain has been under attack for a long time,” the group said in an official statement. “CNMI and its members are committed to working toward making the Italian supply chain resilient, fair and humane on every front. It is a complex process and it takes time; there are no easy solutions, but we are working together through our established Working Group on Social Sustainability and have already achieved substantive gains. We continue to implement solutions using our evidence-base and by working collaboratively.”
At a fashion show here, Carlo Capasa, president of the association, told WWD that this progress was overlooked by Times.
“For example, the NYT article uses statistics on homeworkers that date back to 1973,” read the statement. “The only recent statistics cited are from Tania Toffanin, the author of ‘Fabbriche Invisibili’ who estimated that ‘currently there are 2,000 to 4,000 irregular homeworkers in apparel production.’ Setting this in the context of

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Nicolas Ghesquière and Grace Coddington to Speak With Alina Cho at the Met

THEY MET IN FASHION: Two of the fashion world’s more elusive personalities — Nicolas Ghesquière and Grace Coddington — will sit down for a conversation with Alina Cho at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Oct. 22.
Ghesquière, artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s women’s collections, and Grace Coddington, former creative director for Vogue, have a lot of common ground in and out of fashion. They will speak about their recent collaboration for Louis Vuitton, their love of animals and future plans. One shared commitment is their chat on “Face to Grace,” Coddington’s new Made to Measure series.
In next month’s installment of “The Atelier With Alina Cho,” the pair will have a good deal to discuss, given their contributions to the fashion industry. Their creativity and stewardship has led to an understanding of fashion as art — a topic that will no doubt be a hit with guests in the audience.
In May, Ghesquière renewed his contract with the LVMH Moët Hennessy-owned Louis Vuitton. The designer first took on the role in 2013, following in the footsteps of Marc Jacobs. With Ghesquière’s creative input, the world’s biggest luxury brand reported “unprecedented” growth in ready-to-wear and leather goods in a statement last spring. His

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Luke Evans Attend Versace Show

PLAN B: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is busy building her profile online in a big way.
“I’ve just launched my social media platform, a beauty-content platform online called Rosie Inc.,” said the British actress and model, who was seated front row at Versace on Friday night. “It’s everything beauty: tutorials, shopping my favorite beauty products, the looks that I’m loving.”
Acting remains the top priority for Luke Evans, who came in Milan just to attend the show.
“I just wrapped a movie in Italy. We filmed in Milan, Lake Como, Portofino with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler,” he said of the Netflix production “Murder Mystery.” “I’ll start another movie in two weeks in Montreal about World War II. So from comedy to war!”

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Will a Larger Adidas Yeezy Boost Release Hurt the Brand?

Kanye West always wanted this.
Not having royalties and not being able to produce more sneakers were the main reasons he left Nike. And upon signing his deal with Adidas, which started in 2013, he made it clear that he wanted more people to have access to his sneakers. Today he’s making good on that promise with the release of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in an all-white colorway that retails for $ 220. Customers will only be able to purchase the sneakers directly through adidas.com and the Yeezy Supply web site. They are reportedly releasing 1 million pairs of shoes.
West’s influence, along with scarcity, is what has bolstered the Yeezy footwear line. But what happens when a Yeezy Boost style becomes even more ubiquitous? Will it have the same trajectory as the Jordan brand, which lost market share and cache due to overproduction. WWD spoke with people in the sneaker industry to see if the release will hurt or help the brand.
Matt Cohen, vice president of business strategy and development at Goat, a sneaker resale app
WWD: What do you think of this release?
Matt Cohen: This is an interesting release because we’ve never seen something like this. For one, it’s a restock,

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Erika Cavallini RTW Spring 2019

A Mediterranean sensuality infused Erika Cavallini’s spring collection, with the designer working a warm palette of spice tones for a fuss-free wardrobe that hinted at exotic travel.
She draped and knotted fabrics, and lopped off sleeves, revealing a glimpse of shoulder here, a flash of hip bone there, but her concept of seduction was not demonstrative. There was a quiet ease to the flowing tunic tops, vestal gowns and mannish pants coupled with oversized shirts.
Slouchy cream pants were cinched with a triple-wrap brown leather belt, while a plain rope belt lent a rustic edge to a flowing caftan in a patchwork of vintage silk scarf prints.
Outfits like a burlap sundress and a pajama-striped jumpsuit came with giant matching totes. They might not meet cabin baggage restrictions, but somehow, you felt these  confident women would get where they’re going regardless.

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Robert Redford Reveals He Never Should Have Said He Is Retiring: ‘That Was a Mistake’

Robert Redford regrets saying he is retiring from Hollywood.

“I think it was a mistake to say that I was retiring because you never know,” the iconic actor told PEOPLE at the New York premiere of The Old Man & the Gun on Thursday.

“It did feel like it was time maybe, to concentrate on another category.”

The 82-year-old actor admitted that he never should have said that his last film would be upcoming FOX Searchlight crime-comedy.

“I shouldn’t have said that because it draws attention away from the film.”

In August, the actor told Entertainment Weekly that he would be retiring after wrapping production on the movie.

“Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and move towards retirement after this ’cause I’ve been doing it since I was 21,” Redford explained to EW.

“I thought, ‘Well, that’s enough.’ And why not go out with something that’s very upbeat and positive?”

RELATED: Watch Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Look Back Over a ‘Friendship That Has Gone Almost 50 Years’

Redford made his Broadway debut in 1959 in Tall Story and hit the small screen with various roles in 1960.

In the illustrious career that has followed, Redford has earned two Oscars, six Golden Globes, and one BAFTA, among several other accolades. He has starred in dozens of films, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidThe StingThe Great GatsbyAll the President’s Men, and Out of Africa.

RELATED VIDEO: Jane Fonda Admits to Still Swooning Over 4-Time Co-Star Robert Redford: ‘I Fall Into His Eyes’

He has also directed critically-acclaimed movies like A River Runs Through It and Ordinary People, and he founded the Sundance Institute.

The Old Man & the Gun, which also stars Casey AffleckSissy SpacekDanny GloverTika Sumpter, and Tom Waits, hits theaters on Sept. 28.


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Wearables, 3-D Printed Fashion to Be Spotlighted in Fashion Show During World Maker Faire in New York

The 26-foot hydraulically activated “Hand of Man” and the Cosplay Contest will get their share of attention at this weekend’s World Maker Faire in Queens. Attendees may also be surprised to find the Future of Fashion Show, showcasing 3-D printed clothing, wearables and pioneering clothing.
As the East Coast’s largest showcase for tech and innovation, the event will have 600-plus projects on display at the New York Hall of Science Saturday and Sunday. The style-minded will find models hitting the stage in the main NYSCI auditorium Saturday at 5 p.m.
Presented by ThreeForm Fashion, a label that specializes in 3-D scanning and 3-D printing, the show will feature an assortment of on-the-rise companies. Katya Lee & the Space Force; Heisel; Tracy Belben; SciChic; Stephania Stefanakou; Zoa Chimerum; Emiko Shinozaki; Adrienne Sack; Erin Winick; WearWorks; and Spring & Wonder jewelry are among the labels that will be in the show. Several of the participants have been upstarts in different fields.
Designer Lee, for example, was the lead singer for the pop band Hi-Fi and later Fabrika. As a solo artist she is blending AI, fashion design and music. For this weekend’s runway, she has created “clothes and space suits for those who travel through

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Fila and Bandier Team up for Three Capsule Collections

THREE FOR THE ROAD: Fila is building on its ties to Bandier by developing three exclusive collections this fall.
The first capsule collection will debut in Bandier stores and on its site Thursday. Shoppers in the Bandier store at 108 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan will find the offerings hard to miss. Aside from the window displays, there will also be in-store displays and consumer activations. There will also be paid social media efforts, out-of-home advertising and a wheat pasting campaign.
The Fila collaboration will include pricier items than its standard athletic offerings such as a $ 625 suede jacket, while a flared skort is $ 108. The eight-piece range is designed in Fila’s signature red, white and navy color palette — with the addition of a light-blue hue — and classic pinstripes adorn fabrics like terry and suede.
A Fila spokeswoman said the Bandier collaboration “is a natural extension of the brand’s history as we continue to push forward as a fashion brand with a sports DNA. We continue to find like-minded partners like Bandier, whose DNA is in athletic lifestyle category.”
The second installment, which includes such pieces as a long varsity jacket and turtleneck sweater, will be dropped in mid-October and the third one

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Brett Young Reveals He Will ‘100 Percent’ Cry at His Upcoming Wedding to Taylor Mills

Brett Young can’t wait for his November wedding to fiancée Taylor Mills.

“She’s the must-have,” the country star, 37, tells PEOPLE Now when asked about what requests he’s made for his upcoming black tie Southern California nuptials.

“We wanted the location to be somewhere where both of our families could make it. When your grandparents get older, you want to make sure that they can be there. We wanted somewhere warm and have our whole family there,” adds Young, who proposed to Mills, 31, in February with a custom ring he designed featuring their initials.

As for the moment that will make him break into tears, the “Mercy” singer reveals he gets emotional whenever he imagines his partner of 10 years walking down the aisle.

“One hundred percent — I cry when I think about it,” Young says. “You’ve heard my music; I’m a mess!”

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While the wedding is just weeks away, the couple has been thinking about kids in their future. “The older I get the number gets smaller,” Young tells PEOPLE, admitting he originally wanted four kids. “I think two or three though, God willing.”

Ahead of his wedding, the crooner has been touring with Thomas Rhett on the Life Changes Tour.

“They’re cool and awesome as people and a family as social media projects,” Young says of the musician and his wife Lauren Akins. “He’s been great to learn from not only on stage but off stage — the person that he is and how he runs his camp and the way that trickles down and affects an opener, in my case. He’s a good dude — what you see is what you get.”

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Along with traveling on the road and learning from Thomas Rhett, Young reveals another country icon who inspired his love for music.

“I started listening to country in the early ’90s. I heard Tim McGraw‘s ‘Don’t Take the Girl’ and I fell in love with the story,” he recalls. “Then the more I listened to country, the more I learned country music is all about the story. I’ve been a nerdy country music fan ever since.”

Young’s sophomore album, Ticket to L.A., is scheduled for a Dec. 7 release.


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Nary Manivong Returns to the Fashion Scene With a Direct-to-Consumer Signature Collection

TIME FOR A SECOND ACT: After a four-year hiatus, Nary Manivong is back on the scene with a direct-to-consumer signature collection.
The designer decided to hit the reset button, even leaving New York for the better part of 2014, before returning. Interestingly, Manivong said he didn’t jump at the opportunity to start his own label when Handa Fashion’s Jack Shi presented the idea. The duo have known each other professionally for 10 years, but their partnership evolved over time. Not wanting to rush back into fashion full time, the conversation played out over 18 months during which Shi offered to provide all the production services for his signature label at no cost.
Manivong now occupies a floor that serves as a factory, sample room and showroom in a West 35th Street building. His capsule collection — three dresses, a skirt and six tops — will be sold online direct-to-consumer starting Thursday. Aiming to be strategic with his growth plan, he wants to find the right retail partner initially rather than multiple ones. Retail prices will range from $ 400 to $ 900 with the higher-end of the spectrum made from Laotian textiles. The Ohio-born designer took the 19-hour flight there earlier this year to meet many relatives for the

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Shayne Oliver Teams Up With Colmar

On the eve of Milan Fashion Week, performance apparel company Colmar unveiled its collaboration with American designer Shayne Oliver with a party filled with fake snow, held Tuesday night at the Arco Della Pace venue here.
The collaboration between Oliver and Colmar falls under the sportswear company’s A.G.E. project, which stands for Advanced Garment Exploration. The company plans to conscript designers and other creative types to give its heritage with a contemporary take.
Oliver’s capsule collection comprises three different drops. While the first delivery — priced at between 500 euros and 2,200 euros — is already available at six locations worldwide including Browns in London, I.T. in Hong Kong, New York’s Totokaelo, Gr8 in Tokyo, Milan’s Excelsior and online at Ssense, the second drop is slated to hit retail in December. Colmar chief executive officer Giulio Colombo said a third capsule is expected for fall 2019.
“I do like to be subversive, … I do think that people are spending a lot of money on really basic, normal clothes and I wanted to add a bit of design,” said Oliver. And so he did, giving Colmar’s signature outerwear pieces exaggerated proportions, at times layering them or transforming them into capes and trimmed with

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Aspinal of London Releases Spring Lineup and Giles Deacon Capsule  

DOUBLE TAKE: Aspinal of London unveiled its spring collection alongside a 25-piece capsule in collaboration with Giles Deacon, consisting of the brand’s top handbag and accessories sellers.
The Regent Street flagship came alive with Deacon’s hand-drawn illustrations, depicting the women of Aspinal seen through his eyes, and these were blown up as giant cardboard cutouts and plastered across the shop floor.
The colorful print was adorned on the brand’s mini Trunk bag, the Regent tote bag and the Micro Lottie style, while the best-selling Hepburn bag featured a single girl embossed on the front.
These Aspinal ladies consisted of an international cast, “yet still very quintessentially English,” but with a more global appeal, highlighting the brand’s overseas expansion plans in the Middle East and China.
“Giles didn’t want to reinvent the wheel in terms of product, so there are no new bag styles and he chose the ones most synonymous to the brand,” a spokeswoman said.
These handbags lined the walls of the store and were perched on display tables while scarves embellished with the print hung off display bars or sat neatly folded in drawers.
Further down into the heart of the store, the new handbag collection influenced by ballerinas was on show. The Trunk,

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Why Under Armour Collaborated With A$AP Rocky on a Skate Shoe

More than a year after rumors emerged, the Under Armour and A$ AP Rocky collaboration is finally available to purchase.
Officially named the AWGE x Under Armour SRLo, the sneaker will be sold today at an experiential pop-up in Harlem. The space, titled AWOL, which was created in partnership with AWGE, A$ AP Rocky’s creative agency, and Matte, a creative agency and production company, features four floors.
The basement is dedicated to retail, the first floor is a skate park, the second floor is an AWGE interactive space, and the third floor will host a rave. The shop exemplifies what influenced Rocky when developing the shoe with Dave Mayhew, a former pro skater who helped design the original Osiris D3 20 years ago with Brian Reid. The pop-up will be open to the public from 4 p.m. to midnight.
The skate category is a new world for Under Armour, but they lent Rocky complete creative freedom and tied the shoe back to performance by integrating its Hovr cushioning technology to make it light and comfortable. The shoe retails for $ 250, one of Under Armour’s most expensive price points, and comes in black along with a black-and-white colorway.
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RHOC’s Shannon Beador Sprains Her Ankle for the Second Time This Year: ‘What’s Wrong With Me?’

Shannon Beador was back in a medical boot on Monday.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star, 54, revealed on Instagram that she has sprained her right foot — an injury that happened less than a year after she sprained her left foot!

“So I’m not the happiest person right now cause after my walk…this is what happened,” Beador explained on her Instagram Story, panning to her foot, which was elevated on a pillow and wrapped in a medical boot. “You see that? You see that scooter? Yeah, I sprained my ankle.”

“I tore two ligaments and might have a small fracture in a bone,” she added. “I hurt my right foot now. Can’t drive.”

Beador went on to explain, in a caption on Instagram, that she had “tripped on a stair.” She captioned the post, “#whatswrongwithme #areyoukiddingme #rightfoot #nodriving #wrapbootandscooter #notahappycamper.”


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So how does she need to treat it? According to Beador, she needs to spend the next three days “not doing anything” but keeping her foot “elevated and iced.”

“I’m not looking forward to that,” Beador said — though she does have plans for what she’ll be doing. “I’m going to catch up on Bravo shows. So there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.”

When she’s watching Bravo, Beador might catch an episode of RHOC, where she’s currently rocking a boot on her left foot.

Beador sprained that ankle also while she was on a walk, twisting it after stepping on a bump in the sidewalk.


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Meanwhile, Beador is currently considering a medical procedure which will also require some healing time.

During a visit to SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live in August, the mother of three revealed that she visited a plastic surgeon to talk about getting a breast augmentation.

“My mother has been saying that I should get a boob lift because I breastfed Sophie for 26 months and the twins for 14,” Beador told Jeff Lewis. “When I went in he said that I would have to have an implant put in.”

“I want them small,” Beador continued. “I don’t need the big. That’s not me. I don’t even know .”

She added: “I’m throwing skin in a sling every single day,” she said. “It’s just like a Calvin Klein pushup. I’m single now and my boobs are… they’re just deflated balloons a little bit.


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Victoria’s Secret’s Pink Redefines Its Loyalty Program

REDEFINING GIRLS CLUB:  Victoria’s Secret has relaunched its loyalty program for Pink Nation, which targets independent college-age women.
The lifestyle brand aims to deliver a more innovative brand experience through its newly designed mobile app. The program includes the rollout of member-only offers and benefits, in-app games and content, as well as access to exclusive events. The offers and promotions can be directly applied to the recipient’s cart in the app. Pink Nation will also serve as a platform for women to connect with their respective college campus brand ambassadors. The platform is building out a Campus tab that will become a media hub for all things connected with college survival from moving into a dorm to cramming for midterms and looking for a job.
Sarah Sylvester, senior vice president of Pink Marketing, said Pink Nation was built to be a “nontraditional loyalty program. We are proud it has become a real community; a real relationship between us and our girl.”
Keri Wilson, director of Pink Digital marketing, said, “The average person has around 80 apps on their phone at a time, and that number increases for college girls. To be part of her mobile world, we created a truly unique experience she

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Brooks Brothers RTW Spring 2019

Creative Director Zac Posen delivered a garden party brimming with a youthful take on corporate attire inspired in part by images of Jacqueline de Ribes in the garden.
He introduced a cheeky cherry print, which was cut into a playful pleated skirt and embroidered onto a little T, and undercut the collection with a fresh vintage ease. Pink tweed suiting was enlivened with fluorescent orange specks, while a prim-cut blazer came in a sweet pastel orange. A floral jacquard jacket-and-skirt set harked to the fashion sensibility that could be seen in his namesake secondary line.
The storied brand has been able to draw in younger customers with updates to wardrobe staples that have a modern, easy approach to sophistication. Shirt dressing has been key, and was cut this season with a navy porcelain print and an orange style with a playful wrap belt. No item balanced modish feminine flair with a transitional day-to-evening quality more than a flirty color-blocked dress in blush, ivory and lime.
Posen made sure to offer loyal customers approachable elegance with classic seersucker in driftwood brown, suiting styled with casual striped Ts and stretchy graphic jacquards. For the new professional woman, look no further for a blend of leisure,

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Nicole Miller Tells Staff to Ditch the Plastics in the Office

NICOLE MILLER CLEANS HOUSE: In an effort to do her part to reduce plastic refuse, the New York designer has lowered the boom in-house on staffers to do a better job of recycling. She first made her case in the company’s internal newsletter about four weeks ago. By using refillable cups instead of throwaways, the 80-person company has reduced plastic trash by 100 percent in that time, Miller said.
But the designer is not new to recycling, having made various efforts through the years. Hangers and plastic bags are among the necessities that are used again and again. Filtered water was offered to the company’s 80 staffers years ago. Miller said, “I was very frustrated by the huge pile of plastic cups in the recycle bin every night. I got on everyone’s case about bringing their own coffee cups and cold drink cups. And the more I got into it the more issues there were.”
Miller has also used the newsletter to remind employees about using a refillable water bottle at the gym and having mesh bags at the ready for grocery store and other shopping. The Seventh Avenue office is eliminating plastic cups and bowls in favor of paper or glass

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Valentino U.S. CEO Has Exited Company

CHANGES AT VALENTINO U.S.: Sandra Jovicic, Valentino U.S. chief executive officer, has left the company, WWD has learned.
Confirming the exit, a Valentino spokeswoman said a successor has not yet been named. She had no further comment.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Jovicic, who joined the couture house in July 2017, was previously president of Moncler U.S. in New York. In addition to consulting for Cacci & Co. Advisors, Jovicic lists stints at Tommy Hilfiger, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Cerruti and Prada.
Valentino is controlled by Mayhoola, an investment vehicle backed by a private investor group from Qatar, which took control of the company in 2012. The brand is designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli and is helmed by ceo Stefano Sassi. In November 2017, former Marc Jacobs International ceo Sebastian Suhl joined Valentino as managing director of global markets to help the brand’s expansion globally.

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Chrissy Teigen Shows Off Massive Bruise After Falling Down the Stairs the Day Before the Emmys

Chrissy Teigen kicked off awards season with a bang — literally!

The cookbook author and Lip Sync Battle co-host, 32, revealed on Sunday that she slipped and fell down the stairs, bruising her leg in the process.

“Ughh, I just fell down the stairs,” Teigen said in a video posted to social media, panning the camera to show off the black and blue bruise forming on her leg.

Her tumble came at an inopportune time. On Monday night, Teigen is set to attend the Emmy Awards with her husband John Legend, who is nominated for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for playing the title role in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

“It’s Emmys tomorrow,” Teigen lamented.

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Of course, fans of Teigen know this isn’t the first time she’s run into problems before an award show.

Back in February, her fingers were dyed green the day before the Grammy Awards after eating powdered candy. “I ate fun dip with my fingers last night and I’m stained and Grammys are tomorrow,” she tweeted, sharing a picture of her fingers. “I’ve tried everything please help!”

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Luckily this time around, Teigen has already had a red-carpet Emmy moment with Legend.

Earlier this month, she was by his side at the Creative Arts Emmys where he won a trophy for co-producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert — a historic victory that earned Legend the EGOT and made him the first African American man ever to accomplish the honor.

She later celebrated Legend by sharing a video of him adding his brand new Emmy to his trophy wall.


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Meanwhile, Legend, 39, put the spotlight back on Teigen after accepting his award.

“We inspire each other,” he told reporters of his marriage to Teigen. “She inspires my songs, she inspires me to want to be a better husband and a better father. We support each other fully in everything that we do. I root for her in her career and everything she’s doing. And I expect that she’ll be up here winning Emmys herself for all the awesome work that she does.”

“She’s such a dynamic, vibrant personality, and I’ve fallen in love with her a long time before the rest of America did,” he added. “But now America’s fallen in love with her too, and she inspires me every day.”

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Saturday Night Live‘s Michael Che and Colin Jost, will air live on NBC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 17.


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Celebrity Pick Jenny Packham Sets Sights on Expansion in a Milestone Year

LONDON — Designer Jenny Packham is best known for her bridal gowns, red carpet sparklers and demure, printed or embellished dresses worn by the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, but on the rocky terrain of British fashion — where so many companies struggle to survive — she’s also a member of an elite society of long-standing brands.
Her 30-year-old business, which she runs with her husband Mathew Anderson, is independent, profitable and makes its money from clothing — with the business split 50/50 between the eveningwear and bridal collections. She has a healthy wholesale business, a flagship on Mount Street here, and in July opened her first store in China at the Beijing Peninsula Hotel, a 153-square-foot space that carries her bridalwear.
Packham has always stuck to what she does best, and her clients — Emily Blunt, Kate Hudson, Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Adele, Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie and Kerry Washington — keep coming back for more. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Packham dress each time she appeared outside St. Mary’s Hospital for her photo op after giving birth.
On the opposite pole of the celebrity spectrum, Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones was also a big fan, with the stylist Patricia

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Maison Margiela Taps Divna Susa for Communications Role

HOUSE CALLS: Divna Susa, communications director at J.W. Anderson since 2015, is trading arty dresses and Converse sneakers for a white lab coat: She starts Monday at Maison Margiela as its communication director.
The seasoned public relations executive started her career at Franca Soncini in Milan, and has also worked for PR Consulting in Paris and Karla Otto in London. She has done communication planning for the likes of Jacquemus, Vionnet, Swarovski and Bouchra Jarrar.
Susa’s successor at J.W. Anderson has yet to be named.

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Vin and Omi Pioneers a New Eco Religion

Last night at the St. Pancras under the iconic wrought-iron and glass ceiling of the Victorian train station, eco design duo Vim and Omi staged the brand’s largest collection with 70 looks and launched the Bin 2 Body project in collaboration with London College of Fashion. Passengers coming off of the Eurostar train looked on with curiosity as models, both street cast and professionals, strutted around the Grand Terrace of St. Pancras International wearing a collection inspired by a mixture of underground movements including punk, Nineties Club Kids, Mexican and Harlem subcultures.
“We wanted really bright clothes, really bold silhouettes and it’s really in your face to provoke thought,” Vin told WWD after the show.
Emblazoned on rubber pinafores, elongated tank tops, one-piece swimming costumes, oversized tack bottoms and deconstructed dresses were poodle and pentagram motifs, as well as the slogan Fake News. Vin and Omi have deftly made a stance for a new approach to fashion since the brand started. And this season, the pair has made perhaps their strongest statement yet, championing a new kind of religion — an eco one — where intelligence (poodles are among the smartest animals), respect for the earth (the pentagram is a pagan symbol

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Icecream Relaunches as Luxury Brand

Icecream, which was founded by Pharrell Williams and Tomoaki Nagao, better known as Nigo, in 2005, the same year they started Billionaire Boys Club, is back but with a sleeker, more elevated aesthetic.
Williams, who still owns the brand, and his team took into account how luxury and streetwear are commingling and brought on Matthew Chevallard, the founder of Del Toro, to design the collection, which will be released as mini capsules throughout the year. The Icecream sneakers were originally produced by Reebok.
“We wanted to pay homage to what Pharrell and Nigo created but bring it up to date,” said Chevallard. “We think this can sit alongside brands like Off White, Gucci and Palm Angels. We are also seeing consumers buying more luxury tchotchkes and collector’s items so that will be included in the line.”

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First up is a capsule that harkens back to Icecream’s diamond and dollars print. The assortment includes a made-in-Italy sneaker with leather laces, a leather-wrapped sole and a gel bottom, a velour slip-on sneaker, suede slides and a trucker hat. The line retails from $ 195 for the slides to R$ 350 for the sneakers. The footwear will be sold in clear, acrylic boxes covered with the Icecream logo.
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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Poke Fun at Each Other in Hilarious Wedding Anniversary Posts

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have hit a marriage milestone!

The couple, who have been together for 12 years, celebrated their five year wedding anniversary on Friday. For the occasion, Legend and Teigen each shared sweet Instagram posts to each other — but not without some of their usual jokester antics.

“12 years ago today, I met the man of my dreams. And 5 years ago today, we got married,” wrote Teigen, alongside a professional shot of the couple kissing at their Lake Como, Italy wedding. “We have two babies and some pups and a life I am grateful to have. My everything, I love you and am so proud of the story we’ve created.”

To finish the post, the Cravings author jokingly called out her husband for stealing her thunder.

“But you are an a—— for releasing your @nbcthevoice news on my target launch day for real,” Teigen wrote, referring to the news that Legend was joining NBC’s The Voice as a judge for season 16. The announcement ironically came on the same day that Teigen revealed that she was partnering with Target for a kitchen line.

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Responding to his wife’s jokingly spiteful banter, Legend posted his own Instagram post in honor of their anniversary.

“What can I say on a day like today?” the dad-of-two began the post, alongside a photo of him and Teigen in formal attire sitting cheek-to-cheek on the floor.

He also included a second photo to the loving message, which was a selfie taken by the musician, featuring Teigen in a red jumpsuit and a smiling baby Luna.

“I could talk about the 12 beautiful years I’ve known you. I could talk about the 5 years of wedded bliss, the 2 wonderful children we’ve brought into this world,” Legend continued, referencing the couple’s two-year-old daughter, Luna Simone, and son Miles Theodore, who is almost four months old.

“But I feel the urge to say something far more important,” the “All of Me” singer continued. “I LOVE your new kitchenware line at @Target. I can’t wait for it to come out on September 30th.”

Legend then went on to highlight his wife’s other recent accomplishment: “Did I mention that your Cravings Cookbook is coming out Tuesday? Because it’s coming out Tuesday,” he wrote before finishing with a sweet final message of, “I love you, baby.”

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Since getting married in 2013, the couple has been very candid about their relationship and intimacy.

Following the birth of their second child, Teigen revealed that while they still find each other incredibly attractive, sometimes they’re just too exhausted between work and parenting two kids to find time for sex.

“It doesn’t matter who you are — even if you’re a sexy R&B crooner or an ex-swimsuit model, you’re just tired,” Teigen told Women’s Health for their October cover story.

Added the Lip Sync Battle co-host: “We still have that passion for each other, but are we doing it randomly in a dressing room? No!” she exclaimed, before adding that she felt confident they would “get back into it again.”

Still, there is one surefire way to get both parents feeling in a frisky mood. “It is funny,” she added. “If he performs somewhere, and I go, I’m like, ‘Oh he’s sexy.’”

Teigen explained that in those situations, “We’ll probably have sex that night.”


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The Met Names Nancy Chilton Chief External Relations Officer of the Costume Institute

ONWARD AND UPWARD: For many in the fashion crowd, Nancy Chilton’s name has been synonymous with The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. She has taken on a larger role, having been promoted to chief external relations officer for the Costume Institute.
For four years, Chilton has served as chief communications officer for the department. In her new post, she will continue to head communications for the Costume Institute’s exhibitions, special projects and the Met Gala. (The latter alone would seem like a year-round job, given the hundreds that turn out for the exhibition preview, and the more curated crowd for the black-tie event.)
Chilton will oversee additional institutional priorities, philanthropic programs, working closely on sponsorship relationships and other outreach with development. “Every year you talk about the exhibition for months beforehand, write about it and select images to tell the story. But the best moment is when you walk through the galleries with [curator in charge] Andrew Bolton and you see it actually come to life. And the day after the [Met] Gala walking through the galleries and actually seeing the public engaged with it and overhearing comments and reactions — those are always the best moments,” Chilton said.
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Concept Korea Expands Support for Korean Designers in U.S. Market

Concept Korea wants to help Korean designers beyond New York Fashion Week.
The organization, which is formed out of Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism agency, came to New York 10 years ago with the goal of providing Korean designers with the resources to have a show during New York Fashion Week. Successful alumni from the program include Kai, Beyond Closet and Juun.J.
But according to Misun Song, project director of Concept Korea, the designers have requested more help in the U.S. market, which is why Concept Korea is launching The Select, a showroom that opened this week that will feature the spring collections from 10 Korean designers including Nohant, Lie, Wnderkammer, Bmuet(te), Kye, Beyond Closet, The Centaur, SWBD, Hidden Forest Market and Heohwan Simulation. The showroom is located at 62 Greene Street in New York.
“We allow designers to do a show twice a year and then after that they disconnect from the market,” said Song. “We heard from a lot of designers that they would like a more permanent space in the U.S.”
The showroom will serve as a space where buyers can discover brands and conduct business, but it will also be a venue for pop-ups that will be open

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Richard Malone RTW Spring 2019

Up-and-comer Richard Malone opened London Fashion Week on an upbeat note.
The Irish designer delivered a range filled with colors straight out of a Crayola box, a play on proportion and tassels galore.
His aim was to create “a nice, happy summer collection” and celebrate women and all things feminine along the way.
It worked: His pastel-hued satin cycling shorts and matching jackets, printed tube skirts and bold embellishments, ranging from nets to fringes and oversized pockets, summoned a joyful, optimistic mood.
Among the highlights was a series of flirty slipdresses featuring heavy ruching and those tube skirts with abstract, arty prints splashed all over them.
Just like many designers of his generation, Malone is also pushing the sustainability agenda. This season, he employed a luxurious double-faced satin fabric — from Italian fabric house Taroni — and juxtaposed it with Econyl, a nylon fabric that can be continually repurposed.

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Everything at Kate Spade Is On Sale Right Now—But Only for a Limited Time!

Summer might be over, but Kate Spade New York is still bringing the sunshine! The brand is offering 30 percent off everything (yes, you read that right!), including already marked-down items—which means you can score tons of its fun, preppy aesthetic clothes, shoes, handbags, and accessories on a major discount. Just add your favorite pieces to your shopping cart and checkout with the promo code “DOGOOD.”

And though everything is on sale (and we wish we could buy it all), we’re particularly fond of the brand’s chic new fall arrivals. We have our eyes on a pair of adorable studded suede boots, a super cute bandana embroidered dress, and a set of leather flower statement earrings. Scroll down to shop these fabulous styles and more before the incredibly awesome deal ends on September 16.

Continental Wallet

This slim continental wallet has plenty of room for all of your cards, I.D., and anything else you need to bring with you on a day-to-day basis.

 

Buy It! Jackson Street Lindsey Wallet, $ 124.60 (orig. $ 178); katespade.com

Boxy Nylon Bag

This boxy, black nylon bag with a sleek silver handle is a timeless style—which makes it perfect to pair with everything from jeans to a cocktail dress. The White Rock Road Mini Sam was brought back in an array of colors and prints to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the brand.

 

 

Buy It! White Rock Road Mini Sam, $ 119.60 (orig. $ 278); katespade.com

Embroidered Bandana Dress

If fall was a dress, it would be this one. The cute embroidered bandana print makes this midi dress perfect to wear to work, for fall picnics in the park, romantic date nights—the possibilities are endless!

Buy It! Bandana Shirtdress, $ 208.60 (orig. $ 298); katespade.com

Studded Black Suede Boots

These studded suede boots walk the line between elegance and rock and roll. Plus, they are the perfect chic shoe to transition into fall with.

 

Buy It! Starr Boots, $ 229.60 (orig. $ 328); katespade.com

Statement Earrings

These eclectic statement earrings uniquely mix leather, glittering baubles, and shimmering stones—making them pretty, romantic, and totally on trend.

 

Buy It! Blooming Bling Leather Asymmetrical Earrings, $ 61.60 (orig. $ 88); katespade.com

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Gucci Teases Shanghai Exhibit With Four Murals

ART ON THE WALLS: Gucci on Thursday unveiled murals in Milan, New York, London and Hong Kong. The art walls celebrate the upcoming exhibition supported by Gucci called “The Artist Is Present.” Running Oct. 11 to Dec. 16 at Shanghai’s Yuz Museum, the show was curated by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan.
The murals re-create the poster of the exhibition, which features an original artwork dating back to 2010 for Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist Is Present” solo show at MoMA in New York. Replicating images of the media campaign for Abramovic’s show resonates with the themes of the exhibition in Shanghai, which explores the art of copying and cultural appropriation.
The murals in New York’s SoHo district, Milan’s Corso Garibaldi, Hong Kong’s D’Anguilar Street and a stone’s throw from London’s Brick Lane will be flanked by an additional art wall in Shanghai’s Jingan district to be unveiled in the coming weeks to promote the opening of the exhibition in the Chinese city.
Although Abramovic is not involved in the project, the artist’s work has provided Cattelan with a source of inspiration. “Copying is like a blasphemy: It could seem not respectful toward God, but at the same time is the significant recognition of its

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RISD Seniors Stage Runway Show During NYFW With Support From Tommy Hilfiger

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: Padded survivalist jackets, feathery skirts for men, breast-baring knit tunics for women and beaten leather jumpsuits were among the runway looks at RISD’s senior show Wednesday night.
Afterward, RISD president Rosanne Somerson praised the students, “What’s obvious in their work is the thought process in each collection — the structure, the materials, the craft and the ideology of a new way of thinking about their line of fabric. Each collection was inspired by a scent and what really came across is the way the scent transformed into an emotion.”
She also thanked Tommy Hilfiger, whose daughter Elizabeth is a RISD grad, for making the event possible. Other alums Nicole Miller and Todd Oldham were also in the front row. “I thought it was fantastic,” Miller said. “But I don’t think anything is going to get sold. In the old days, we used to sell the clothes.”
Participants selected to represent the class were Erica Kim, Lou Rodgers, Yufei Liu, Fernando Flaquer, Matthews Streepy, Ying Bonny Cai, Maya Ortiz, Michaela Wong Xing Yi, Rachel Wong, Xiaoyan Jiang, Avery Albert, Persephone Bennett, William Lathrop and Zehua Crystal Wu. In the look book, each senior wrote a poem about his or her

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Turkish Airlines Marks 85th Anniversary With Uniforms Designed by Ettore Bilotta

IN-FLIGHT FASHION: To mark its 85th anniversary, Turkish Airlines is giving its cabin crew employees a fresh look, thanks to new uniforms from Ettore Bilotta.
Their spruced-up look includes dresses, jackets, pants, blouses, hats, gloves, bags and accessories in a combination of deep red and anthracite. To relay a more cohesive image for the airline, the company will also streamline uniforms for pilots, on-board chefs and ground service employees. All those staffers will soon have a new home base, when what is being called “Istanbul New Airport” bows next month after three years of construction.
The Milan-based designer incorporated classic elements of Turkish design borrowed from traditional patterns in artisanal glassware, ceramics and calligraphy with contemporary accents. To give his finery more of an of-the-moment spin, the airline tapped British photographer Miles Aldridge to shoot the campaign to launch the cabin uniform collection on location in Turkey. Aldridge said the Italian designer’s new uniforms “hark back to a golden age of fashion from the Fifties, but with a contemporary twist.”
His new designs are meant to signal a new era and brand identity for the carrier, which was started in 1933 with five planes. Turkish Airlines now has 325 passenger and cargo aircrafts

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Ciongoli’s 18 East Collection Features Artisan Handwork

Antonio Ciongoli knows how things work in fashion — and he’s breaking the rules.
Ciongoli, cofounder of Eidos and one-time deputy creative director of Michael Bastian, on Thursday will unveil his new collection, 18 East, a line of men’s wear created by artisans in India and Nepal.
The line is being financed by RRR Brands, a multibrand platform that acquired the women’s brand Roller Rabbit at the end of 2017. Ciongoli joined RRR Brands as creative director last fall working with Andrew Seibert, who is also founder of the private equity firm Bricker Holdings. Roller Rabbit is also an India-inspired artisan brand.
Since resigning as creative director of Eidos a little over a year ago after a 4.5-year stint, Ciongoli has been working on 18 East. He traveled to India and Nepal and immersed himself in those countries’ handcrafted processes, visiting Jaipur, Delhi and Kathmandu.
The result is a 31-piece collection that incorporates fabrics and techniques that are ingrained in the culture there, including the use of khadi fabric for shirts and outerwear that includes a Mandu jungle jacket with an elaborate Himalayan tapestry textile back panel. Khadi is an entirely handmade cloth that uses no electricity to produce.
He also used kalamkari, a type

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H&M Partners With WWF for Sustainable Kids’ Collection

SAVE THE SPECIES: Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB is collaborating with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on a sustainable collection of children’s clothes, in its latest initiative designed to cement its green credentials in the eyes of increasingly eco-conscious consumers.
Launching Sept. 27, the line features items such as sweatshirts, leggings and hooded dresses in organic cotton, with 10 percent of each sale helping fund the wildlife conservation organization’s endangered species program.
Designs are printed with illustrations of at-risk species such as tigers, snow panthers, polar bears, elephants and penguins. WWF hopes the collection will raise awareness among the younger generation of consumers.

The H&M Kids x WWF collection 
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“The campaign will allow us to collect funds to support our actions, but also to alert the future generation to environmental issues,” David Bloch, head of corporate marketing partnerships at WWF International, said in a statement. “This collection proves that it is possible on a large scale to produce clothes that are better for the environment and for our children.”
The brand first joined forces with WWF in 2010 on an ocean-themed collection, and subsequently inked a partnership with the organization in 2011 covering issues including water management and environmental strategies designed to

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Kylie Jenner Shares Adorable Photo of Cousins Stormi and Chicago Snuggled Up Together

The Kar-Jenner girls are looking pretty in pink!

On Tuesday night, Kylie Jenner shared an adorable snapshot on Instagram of her daughter, Stormi getting cozy with Kim Kardashian and Kayne West‘s youngest, Chicago.

The cousins, who are just 17 days apart, were decked out in matching long-sleeved pink PJ tops and matching pink bottoms.

Fittingly captioning the image “slumber party 🎀”, Kylie captured the precious moment as the girls lay on a fuzzy pink blanket. In the snap, Stormi, 7 months, is clinging to a pink and aqua ball and Chicago, 8 months, is clutching what appears to be a tube of diaper rash cream.

RELATED VIDEO: Kylie Jenner Talks Post-Baby Body Insecurities: ‘My Boobs Are Definitely Three Times the Size’

Since welcoming Stormi in February with rapper Travis Scott, Kylie, 21, has made sure that her daughter spends a lot of time with the baby’s many cousins, including Chicago.

“They hang out all the time,” Kylie revealed in a sit-down about motherhood for the Evening Standard.

“It’s crazy how fast they grow, because Chi is just, like, two weeks older, but you can tell she’s a little bit more advanced. And then, right when Stormi hits two weeks, she’s doing the same things Chi was doing, and they’re like… it’s just crazy to see them grow up together.”


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Kylie’s not the only sister to encourage cousin bonding. On Saturday, Kim, 37, shared a photo of Chicago enjoying time with cousin True.

Kim captioned the shot, in which Chicago is seen placing her hand on her smiling cousin, “I got this True.”


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Burnett New York to Bow for Pre-Fall With $2.5 Million From Investors

Out on her own for the first time, Emily Burnett has lined up some well-placed investors for the new Burnett New York ready-to-wear, cocktail dresses and eveningwear line.
In June, Burnett exited Dennis Basso after a 10-year run. She inadvertently met her future cofounder and co-chief executive officer Sterling McDavid at the designer’s company. Pre-fall will be the first collection for the new label.
McDavid said she visited 20 couture houses in search of a wedding gown, before deciding on Dennis Basso, where Burnett was working at the time. “My experience at Dennis Basso with Emily, Dennis and the whole team was so positive, uplifting and I felt that I was part of this design process,” she said.
McDavid’s understanding of fashion started with her great-grandmother, who was a seamstress. Her mother had a keen interest in fashion and took McDavid to her first fashion show around the age of 10. Over the years, McDavid got to know numerous designers through her network, as well as her mother’s, but she said Burnett stood out. So much so that McDavid asked the designer how was it that she was not working independently. Like many designers, the idea of starting a signature company was something

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Allergan’s New Digital Hub on Self-Care Content

SPOTLYTE ON SELF-CARE: “Consumers want high-quality products and are willing to invest to get their desired outcomes,” said Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, a cofounder of Gilt Groupe and now the senior vice president of consumer strategy and innovation at Allergan.
Wilkis Wilson joined Allergan in February. She’s been focused on identifying emerging beauty trends and how consumers are engaging with the medical aesthetics category. “Millennials want physical products and care about the experience. They are open to spending on self-care, such as blowout services or a massage on demand,” she said. Wilkis Wilson should know — she also was the former chief executive officer of Glamsquad, an on-demand beauty service.
She’s been working on a project called Moonwalker, a three-part overarching digital venture for Allergan, the maker of Botox Cosmetic. First up is an informational site called Spotlyte that’s going live on Wednesday. According to Wilkis Wilson, the core goal of the site is to “enable information flow and access.” The site is brand agnostic, and there’s no mention of even Allergan’s own line of fillers. She also said more consumers are turning to online research before making their purchases.
“Around 40 million people are considering a variety of medical-aesthetic treatments, such as facials, body

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Zero + Maria Cornejo RTW Spring 2019

“It’s all about strong women,” said Maria Cornejo backstage at her spring runway show. Her inspiration was epitomized in the collection by a print reproducing a work by Chilean artist Gracia Barrios, an abstract pattern consisting of sketched faces of extraordinary international female personalities. The motif was printed, for example, on a fresh cotton top worn with a draped skirt crafted from organic denim, as well as on a maxishirt paired with relaxed cropped pants.
In keeping with her quintessentially chic aesthetic, the designer delivered a beautiful collection where an unfussy urban mood was warmed up by Cornejo’s Latin sensibility, expressed particularly in the color palette of earthy, neutral tones juxtaposed with bright shades of coral red and vivid blue.
By choosing an inclusive casting of women of different ages, Cornejo wanted to highlight the timeless spirit of the collection, one designed to transcend seasonal trends and provide longevity and continuity among generations. While the oversized striped suit that opened the show and a sharp-cut denim jacket worn with matching pants looked more rigorous and infused with a certain mannish feel, the frocks and tops with plunging necks and the satin long dresses and revisited pajama sets revealed the very feminine side

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Cardi B and Nicki Minaj: A Brief History of Their Tumultuous Relationship

The explosive altercation between rap queens Nicki Minaj and Cardi B Friday at a New York Fashion Week event is the culmination of a feud that has been simmering for well over a year.

Read on to better understand what exactly caused the 25-year-old Invasion of Privacy star to lash out, and what the Queen Barbie, 35, has to say about it.

March 2017

The first hints of tension between the pair began in the spring of 2017, when Minaj appeared to “like” a fan’s Instagram comment dismissing one of Cardi B’s rap verses as “Dumb ass bars.” However, many users were quick to observe that this “like” could have been the result of Photoshop fakery or an account hack.

Whatever the case, Minaj seemingly “liked” a tweet saying that the social media diss was faked.

RELATED: Nicki Minaj Seemingly Responds to Cardi B Attack with This Rumored Diss Track — Watch the Video

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May 2017

On “Swish Swish,” Katy Perry‘s diss track reportedly aimed at longtime nemesis Taylor Swift, fans picked up on some shade coming from Minaj’s direction. “Silly rap beefs just get me more checks / My life is a movie, I’m never off set / Me and my amigos (no, not Offset),” she rapped on her guest verse. Some speculated that Cardi was not happy with the line — particularly the bit that shouted out her man.

Soon after the song’s release, Cardi unleashed a series of impassioned tirades on Instagram Live. Though she didn’t mention names, many believed they were directed at Minaj.

“I hate this s—, I really, really do. A bitch like me, I was happier when I was macking in the hood. This s— right here is so fake,” she said during one livestream, according to Billboard. “When I used to be a regular bitch from the Bronx — a hood bitch — when somebody used to be fake to me it was cool because I could approach a bitch and punch her right in her closure… Now that I’m in the industry, you don’t work like that, just have to watch s— go, watch s— go. You gotta see people play you and just say nothing like a dick. That s— is so wack my n—alike that s— be breaking my heart because the people, your idols, become rivals.”

June 2017 

For any fans foolish enough to pit her against Minaj, Cardi B posted a handy reminder on Twitter that summer.

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August 2017

The feud appeared to heat up when Cardi performed her ubiquitous summer hit “Bodak Yellow” during a festival at MoMA’s PS1 in Queens. “You know this bitch she never f—ing liked me,” she said from the stage, “and all of a sudden she want to be friends with me — no, bitch … I still don’t like you bitch.”


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Later that month, Minaj was featured on the track “No Flags’ with 21 Savage and Offset. Her verse raised the eyebrows of some fans who believe that it referenced — who else? — Cardi. “I heard these labels are trying to make another me / Everything you’re getting little hoe is because of me.”

Dropping shortly after Cardi B had signed her mega-deal with Atlantic Records, the line was certainly suspicious. However, Minaj diffused the rumors herself on Twitter, sharing that she’d written the verse long before she ever knew the ex-Love and Hip Hop star.

Cardi weighed in as well just a few hours later, offering a comment that can either be viewed as a brush-off of fans playing the pair against one another — or a slam against Minaj.

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During an interview at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in late August, Cardi did her best to bury the rumors of a feud. “I mean, I don’t really want problems with anybody,” she told Billboard. “I don’t want to be, like, queen. I don’t wanna be no this. I don’t wanna be no that. I just wanna make music and make money. I really don’t have time to look at other women, what they doing. I’m myself, you know what I’m saying? Nobody got a problem with me. I don’t got a problem with them. If somebody got a problem I don’t really got to do that whole industry beef. Like, you know, I get it popping with these hands.”

September 2017

Cardi took a verse on the G-Eazy song “No Limit,” which many felt was a dig at Minaj, who’d been the reigning rap queen for the better part of a decade. “My career takin’ off / These hoes jogging in place / Swear these hoes run they mouth / How these hoes out of shape? / Can you stop with all the subs? / Bitch I ain’t Jared.”

During Cardi’s appearance on The Breakfast Club radio show soon after the song’s release, host Charlamagne tha God asked her directly whether she had beef with Minaj. Cardi denied it, saying, “She ain’t never f—ed my man.”

The pair appeared to make nice after “Bodak Yellow” topped the chart, making Cardi the first solo female rapper to do so since Lauryn Hill nearly 20 years earlier. Minaj, who many felt was on track to nab the honor herself, sent Cardi a congratulatory tweet.

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October 2017

If you assumed that having Cardi and Minaj on the same song would squash their rumored feud, then you are sorely mistaken. The track “MotorSport” began as a joint collaboration between the Queen Barbie and Quavo, but then the Offset rapper invited his bandmates and Cardi B into the mix. Minaj took to Twitter and, in a series of since-deleted tweets, insisted that the addition did not go against her wishes, and urged conspiracy theories to “relax” and “breathe.”


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Things got messier when it became known that Minaj’s verse was altered prior to release. Cardi admitted as much during an interview Capital Xtra, saying, “When I heard the track, her verse wasn’t finished. It was not the verse that is on right now.”

The line “If Quavo the QB, I’m Nick Lombardi” — a reference to famed football coach Vince Lombardi — was originally “If Cardi the QB, I’m Nick Lombardi.” Minaj later claimed that Cardi’s name was changed at the insistence of her label, Atlantic.

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When the big-budget music video dropped weeks later, fans noticed that Minaj and Cardi failed to appear in the same scenes. “We tried to create that moment…you dig?” Quavo insisted during an interview with host Ebro Darden on his Beats 1 radio show.

In a further interview with Ebro the following April, Minaj claimed that a scheduling conflict with her hairdresser prohibited her from attending the video shoot on the same day as Cardi. “You know, if I don’t show up they’re gonna act like I’m doing it to be mean, because of the current Nicki hate train,” she says she told her hair stylist at the time.

December 2017

The Christmas season seemingly didn’t foster goodwill between the two rap queens. As the Barbz ganged up on Cardi, accusing her of jacking their idol’s style with the music video for “No Limit,” Minaj herself couldn’t resist chiming in.

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April 2018

The feud remained relatively quiet throughout the winter of 2018, but then returned with vengeance following back-to-back interviews on Beats 1. Cardi went first, telling Ebro Darden that there was no bad blood between Minaj and herself.

“I just feel like it’s really internet-made-up,” she said. “I really feel like fans and people, they really want to see that happened, because it’s really entertaining to see people beef. It’s entertaining. Like, I ain’t gonna front, when Nicki and Remy was beefing, everyone was tuning and asking, ‘What’s next? What’s next?’…But I don’t really have the time for that. If you not f—ing my man, or if you’re not taking my money from me, if you’re not stopping my money, then I don’t really give a f— about you.”

Minaj followed up several weeks later with a tearful interview with Zayn Lowe, saying that she felt “ambushed” by Cardi B’s comments in the press following the “MotorSport” verse-changing controversy.

“The only thing with Cardi that really, really, really hurt my feelings was the first interview she did after ‘MotorSport’ came out,” she said. “The first interview she did after ‘MotorSport’ came out, it just really hurt me. She looked so aggravated and angry and the only thing she said was, ‘Oh, I didn’t hear that. I didn’t hear that verse.’ I was like, what?”

She continued, saying that many, including those she considers her close friends, declined to come to her defense when she was being portrayed as a villain in the press and on social media. “That really, really hurt me. I really, fully supported and up until this recent interview I did, I had never seen her show me genuine love in an interview and I can imagine how many girls wish they could’ve been on a song with Nicki Minaj.”

May 2018

Minaj and Cardi exchanged cordial words on the red carpet of the 2018 Met Gala, indicating to many that the frosty relations may have thawed.

Cardi touched on this apparent détente during her appearance on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show.

“I never was feuding with anybody; there was a misunderstanding,” she said. “I think she felt a certain type of way about something. I definitely felt a certain type of way about something. I didn’t wanna ever talk about it in public because I felt like we gonna see each other again and we will talk about it, and it’s always, like, little issues. The thing is, it’s always little issues, but you know, fans are always gonna make it a big thing. I spoke to her about it. I spoke to her at the Met Gala about it, and it’s just like, see? It’s just something that had to be talked about because it was an issue.”

August 2018

The tables turned in August, as Minaj invited Ebro onto her new show, Queen Radio. The Beats 1 host brought up the Cardi feud (and Remy Ma, but that’s another story), much to the “Chun-Li” rapper’s chagrin. “Can we please move on?” she groaned, before ultimately offering a response. “I didn’t know Cardi and I had an issue. To me, she may have taken an issue with things that I’ve said, but I’m not going to bite my tongue…You gotta have thick skin. People talk s— about me all the time. I don’t go around and tell people to stop posting me because I see one bad thing about myself.”

She continued, “You can’t be expected to be liked and loved and praised all the f—ing time. Give me a break. You coming into the wrong game if you want people to kiss your ass and suck your dick all day, my n—. Like, come on.”

The tough love apparently didn’t go down well with Cardi, who commented on Twitter about being blocked by an unnamed person.

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Crafty fans discovered that it did indeed appear that Cardi had been blocked by her rival.

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September 2018

The cold war finally boiled over into an all-out physical assault at Harper’s Bazaar’s ICONS party on Sept. 7.

An insider told PEOPLE that Cardi arrived at the New York Fashion Week event first. After Minaj showed up, there was an “altercation” on the second-floor balcony during a Christina Aguilera performance.

“The scene was f—ing crazy,” the insider tells PEOPLE. “It was entourage against entourage.”

“They had their altercation on the second-floor balcony, right above the red carpet. All of the sudden there was a big commotion and everyone didn’t know what was going on.”

Another source told PEOPLE that “there was tension” between the performers beforehand and that “everyone was waiting for them to meet.”

The source explained, “It all happened 20 seconds after Kelly Rowland left Nicki Minaj — she was in between them.”

While the insider said it initially looked like Cardi and Minaj “might hug it out” inside the party, suddenly “it all went down.”

“Cardi walked towards Nicki and all of a sudden Cardi started screaming something about her child. She was yelling, ‘Bitch you feisty. Bitch don’t talk s— about my child’ at Nicki,” the source recalled about Cardi, who is mom to 8-week-old daughter Kulture Kiari with husband Offset.

The source said that Minaj had eight or nine bodyguards, while Cardi had two people. “There was no chance Cardi could get through, but that didn’t stop her. She kept trying,” the source said. “She threw her shoe because she couldn’t get through, but it only hit one of the bodyguards. It did not hit Nicki Minaj.” (Reps for the rappers did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.)

Immediately following the incident, Cardi was escorted out by security while Minaj stayed inside. Cardi was seen leaving the party with a large lump on her forehead but no shoes.

She left barefoot with her dress ripped and butt out,” source said. Cardi was wearing a red Dolce & Gabbana gown.

A defiant Minaj, meanwhile, blew kisses to fans (and possibly her haters) as she exited the venue.

Cardi later wrote a long scathing Instagram post which she entitled “PERIOD.” It did not mention Minaj by name, but suggested she had tried to sabotage Cardi’s career and also spoken badly about Kulture Kiari.

“I’ve let a lot of s— slide! I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags, f— up the way I eat! You’ve threaten other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you’ll stop f—ing with them!! I let you talk big s— about me!!” she wrote.

Minaj declined to press charges but seemingly addressed the fight in a video shared to Instagram, in which she mugs for the camera as her Queen song “Hard White” plays. The track contains lyrics, not captured in the video, that may be about Cardi.


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“I ain’t never played a hoe position,” Minaj raps. “I ain’t ever have to strip to get the pole position. Hoes is dissin’? Okay, these hoes is wishin’. You’re in no position to come for O’s position.”

The O references Minaj’s real name Onika, and Cardi has been open about her past as a stripper. In May 2018, Cardi told Cosmopolitan, “People say, ‘Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it.’ Because y’all don’t respect me because of it, and y’all going to respect these strippers from now on.”

On Monday, Minaj addressed the altercation on her Queen Radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1, according to Pitchfork. “The other night I was part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch upper echelon… people who have their life together,” she said. “I was in a Gaultier gown — off the motherf—ing runway — and I could not believe how humiliated it all felt,” she continued.

RELATED: Nicki Minaj Breaks Silence on Cardi B Fight: ‘I Was a Part of Something So Mortifying’

Minaj also went on to deny that she had ever spoken ill of Cardi’s infant daughter. “I just want people to know that Onika Tanya Maraj has never, will never… speak ill on anyone’s child. I am not a clown. That’s clown s—,” Minaj continued, using her full name.

She also went on to clarify why she waited a few days to speak about the incident. Addressing Cardi, Minaj remarked that since “you knew that when that footage came out, you was about to look f—ing dumb,” Cardi and her publicist “hurried up and put out a statement” right away. “I’m such an ill-ass bitch I didn’t even feel the need to defend myself that night,” Minaj added.


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And the Top Trending NYFW Topic on Social Media so Far Is…

Nicki Minaj has been a hot topic during New York Fashion Week.
According to social media analytics firm Talkwalker, the rapper has been the most talked about celebrity on social media, by a large margin — she clocks in at over 66,000 mentions, while Michael Kors follows behind at over 7,000. Ralph Lauren at over 6,000, and Tom Ford at nearly 5,000. While Minaj has been making the NYFW rounds, sitting front row at shows such as Opening Ceremony and Monse and attending parties for the Daily Front Row awards and IMG’s fashion week kick-off party, she really has Harper’s Bazaar Icons party to thank for the uptick. Her much buzzed-about altercation with Cardi B at the Plaza Hotel Friday night was the top trending topic at NYFW on social media over the weekend, with their fight garnering more than 400,000 engagements.
All in all, there have been over 300,000 posts for NYFW in the past week. And with several more days to go, only time will tell if Minaj comes out of the week on top.

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Bethenny Frankel to Unveil Skinnygirl Jeans

NEW YORK — It’s the “little moments” that Bethenny Frankel is most drawn to in her first fashion venture.
This week, the reality show star and entrepreneur will finally reveal her Skinnygirl Jeans collection with a multipronged launch including in-store appearances and a major social media push.
“I call them ‘little moments,’” she said during a last-minute line review at the One Jeanswear Group Seventh Avenue offices here last week. She pointed to a red stripe down the side of the skinny jeans she was wearing as well as the studs, zippers and chains that embellished other pieces in the line. “I like a detail,” she said. “But this is not too over the top.”
A jean with glitter embedded in the fabric that Frankel said is “understated but still sparkles,” as well as models with unfinished edges, also set the collection apart in the crowded jeanswear market, she believes.
Skinnygirl Jeans offers knit tops and jackets as well, which also have details that expand the collection beyond basics. A sweatshirt in orange is cropped and has lacing on the sleeves as well as zippers on the bottom. And a denim jacket has zippered sleeves.
Frankel also liked the “pick-up drop-off” dress she said is

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Badgley Mischka Celebrate 30 Years

BADGLEY MISCHKA RAISES THE ROOF: Things were surprisingly calm backstage Saturday night before Badgley Mischka’s runway show, serene even.
There was no yelling or racing to find last-minute safety pins or other safeguards. Melodic music played faintly in the distance, as guests sat cozily at cafe-type tables of three sipping prosecco and waiting for the lights to go down.
Looking tan in navy blazers and white pants, the designers had that just-back-from-vacation look, even though recent days have been working ones. They hinted that the preshow setting was a little more chaotic behind the black curtain, where models were changing into their “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired runway looks. But the designers have experienced far more memorable shows.
Thirty years ago at their first show in SoHo it really felt like the sky was falling. “Unfortunately, the ceiling fell down. We accidentally didn’t realize as young designers that you can’t hang your lighting from a sprinkler system,” Badgley said.
As for their three decades in the industry, he said, “Sometimes it seems like three years and sometimes it feels like 300. It depends on what day you ask us.”
Mischka offered, “Today it seems like 30 exactly.”
Badgley added, “This the craziest business but it’s certainly gratifying. And

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Activist Investor Questions Perry Ellis Acquisition Deal

The battle for Perry Ellis International might be heating up again.
On Thursday, Water Island Capital disclosed a 5.5 percent ownership stake in the company and in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing said it “does not believe that the merger consideration” by Feldenkreis Holdings LLC “represents fair value to the Issuer’s shareholders.” It went on to say that it is “considering various options and remedies to maximize the value of its shares in connection with the merger.”
As reported, in mid-August, the Perry Ellis Special Committee ended discussions with Randa Accessories which had submitted a higher $ 444 million offer for the company and reiterated a commitment to a $ 437 million transaction it inked with former chief executive officer George Feldenkreis to take the company private. Randa had offered $ 28.90 a share to Feldenkreis’ $ 27.50.
The special committee said the decision was a response to news that an inbound licensor would not approve a change in control of the license to Randa should it buy the company. It said the inbound licensor was the company’s largest, leaving speculation that it was Nike Inc., which has a business with Perry Ellis valued at more than $ 100 million.
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Denise Richards Marries ‘Love of My Life’ Aaron Phypers in Intimate Malibu Wedding

Surprise! Denise Richards and Aaron Phypers got married just two days after PEOPLE exclusively announced their engagement.

The whirlwind wedding took place Saturday in Malibu, with the bride and groom’s closest family and friends in attendance.

Next season, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will include footage of the wedding, some of which Bravo released Saturday.

“Hi, I’m Denise Richards, and yep, the rumors are true: This is my husband Aaron, and we just got married,” said the actress, 47, who joined RHOBH for the show’s upcoming ninth season.

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Richards beamed as he added, “We’re married. Love you, baby.”

Then the couple leaned in for a kiss in front of a large floral arrangement and the ocean.

“I am so happy to officially be married to the love of my life,” Richards told Bravo’s The Daily Dish of the nuptials. “I can’t wait for everyone to go on this incredible journey with me this season on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It has been a wild ride so far!”

RELATED: Charlie Sheen Weighs in on Whether He’ll Appear on RHOBH with Ex Denise Richards 

“Denise and Aaron just want a small group of people to be at the wedding, really just their inner circle,” a source told PEOPLE after the engagement. “They’ve both done this before and this time just want to exchange vows in front of the people who are most important.”

The couple began dating in December 2017. Phypers finalized his divorce from Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan last month — two years after they separated following just six months of marriage.

Richards was married to Charlie Sheen from 2002-06, and they share two daughters: Sam, 14, and Lola, 13. (She is also mom to daughter Eloise, 7.)

RELATED: Brandi Glanville on Denise Richards Joining RHOBH: ‘I Look Forward to Seeing the Naughty Side’

In recent weeks, the Wild Things actress has been photographed filming the Bravo reality show, which is expected to premiere before the end of the year.

“She and Aaron are extremely happy, and he’s definitely game with her on-camera persona,” the source said. “He’s on board with the drama that the show might bring, and Denise is a total pro with this. She’s done it before and knows how to navigate life on and off camera even when the show gets blurred with reality. He seems to care for her in a real way and is up for whatever she throws at him and vice versa. They’re a good team.”


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Danielle Guizio Teams With FDNY to Create Limited-Edition Capsule Collection

FOUR-ALARM FASHION: With a few relatives who are firefighters, Danielle Guizio understands the round-the-clock dedication that goes with the job. Now the New York-based contemporary designer has created a capsule collection with the New York City Fire Department. Developed to honor the work of New York’s bravest, the nine-piece collection of genderless streetwear features FDNY logos and incorporates uniform accents and fire truck insignia.
Four years into her own company, Guizio started her career as a stylist, working with Lady Gaga’s stylist among others. More recently, she started doing a little personal shopping on the side at the request of her friends including Halsey, whom she first met six years ago. One of Giuzio’s childhood friends is now the musician’s manager. The designer said she first got to know of Halsey via the Internet. “It might have even been before Instagram,” she said.
The pair became friends during their leaner days, when each was trying to make their way. At that time, Halsey was sleeping on the floor with two of Giuzio’s other friends in a New York apartment. As for lending a hand to Gaga’s wardrobe, Guizio said she grew up singing and dancing to the six-time Grammy winner’s music in

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Marc Jacobs Adds Olympia Le-Tan to Design Team

PARIS — Followers of Olympia Le-Tan will have seen that in August the designer vacated her Paris apartment to move to New York. And she’s settled in fast.
The  French accessories designer, known for her whimsical hand-embroidered book clutches, has joined the design team of Marc Jacobs, WWD has learned. Her title could not immediately be learned.
A company spokesman confirmed the hire, while noting there are no plans to revive the Marc by Marc Jacobs line, last helmed by Luella Bartley and accessories genius Katie Hillier. “We are excited to have Olympia join Marc’s design team. We have a talented group of designers and look for people who bring new sensibilities and ideas to help bring Marc’s vision to life,” he said.
The move marks a new chapter for Le-Tan who in July announced on Instagram that she was leaving the brand that carries her name. Le-Tan had quietly dropped off the Paris Fashion Week calendar last fall after being placed into receivership. Though Le-Tan never divulged details, it is understood she is losing the rights to her name after parting ways with Gregory Bernard, the French producer behind films including “Lagerfeld Confidential,” who helped her set up her house in 2009.

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Tory Burch RTW Spring 2019

Not many moms have a shoe named after them, let alone one that has skyrocketed to iconic-item status. Reva Robinson does. She provides endless inspiration for her designing daughter, Tory Burch, and has ever since Burch designed her first practical-chic caftan top. On Friday morning, in the garden of the Cooper Hewitt Museum, freshly set with lemon trees and peaceful despite the typical morning fray on Fifth Avenue, Burch again celebrated the casual style of her mother, and father Buddy, too, that so impressed her as a child growing up.
“My parents…were adventurers,” Burch wrote in her program, noting that every summer they took a streamer-ship cruise “from Italy and Greece to Morocco and Spain.” If that thought alone isn’t enough to trigger wistful thoughts of the summer just past (even if yours wasn’t so great), Burch’s clothes certainly reminded of the joys of vacation life.
Burch was taken by her parents’ “wanderlust.” Back when fashion had rules, one might have said that her lineup swung more resort than spring. But who cares? She addressed virtually every warm-weather wardrobe need with panache: tailored shirtdresses, safari shirt-and-trouser combos, trenchcoats; languid tent dresses; sporty knits. Boho dresses shed their sweetness in cotton stripes or

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RJ Mitte Is on a Mission to Make the Fashion Industry More Inclusive to Those with Disabilities

Breaking Bad‘s RJ Mitte knows the difficulties those with disabilities face when it comes to finding stylish clothes that fit well, and he’s invested in making a real change.

Mitte, who has cerebral palsy, grew up wearing leg braces and using crutches, which really limited the types of clothes he could wear.

“Back then if you wanted clothes to fit, you altered it yourself,” Mitte told PEOPLE at the Runway Of Dreams Foundation Fashion Revolution Event Wednesday night. “Luckily, I had family who would alter my pants if need be and my khakis or whatever I was wearing in school.”

But footwear was even trickier. “I had a size seven shoe but because of my braces I had to get size 12.”

Today, Mitte is helping spread the word about all the new advances in adaptive clothing by teaming up with Runway of Dreams to host its annual foundation gala.

Runway of Dreams is a nonprofit organization that develops adaptive-clothing designs and works with mainstream brands to incorporate them into their pieces by doing things such as replacing zippers and buttons with magnetic closures and adjusting arm and pant lengths.

“Back then they didn’t have any adaptive clothing and it was a weird thing finding clothes that fit or making them work for me,” he says about his childhood. “You know how sometimes it doesn’t look people are wearing the clothes but the clothes are wearing them? That’s kind of what it was like for me.” 

But now, thanks to Runway of Dreams’ founder, fashion designer Mindy Scheier, there are more choices available for those with disabilities than ever before.

“Like petite- and plus-size departments, adaptive clothing was a category that has never been tapped into before,” she told PEOPLE in 2016. “The notion that if you’re disabled you don’t care about what you look like or how you dress is so wrong. Everybody should have that right.”

Now, brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Zappos, Target, Nike and many more have embraced Runway of Dreams’ mission and are developing adaptable-clothing lines in their companies.

And Mitte is thrilled that an organization like Runway of Dreams is changing the industry in such an impactful way. “There’s a massive untapped market when it comes to clothing apparel for those with disabilities and I think it’s now finally catching up with bigger companies and those that have the resources to do something.”

During its annual gala, Mitte helped award this year’s honorees, which included Jason Redman of Combat Wounded Coalition, for being a source of inspiration for the community and Zappos Adaptive and Target’s Jack & Cat clothing line for their vision and adaptive strategies.

RELATED: New Jersey Mom Creates Fashionable Clothes for ‘Differently-Abled’ Son: ‘He’s Seen Me Turn a Problem Into Something Amazing’

The night also included a fashion show with kids and adults modeling adaptive pieces by Nike, Tommy Hilfiger and Target.

Mitte says none of them needed any of his modeling advice (he would know — he made his runway debut at a Vivienne Westwood show!), but says his only tip would be to remember, “It’s all about the attitude.”

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Donna Karan Critiques the Talent and Talks Sustainability at Parsons MFA ‘Generation 7’ Show

NEW YORK — A strapless dress billowing with what looked like five giant one-dollar bills and clasped on the side with what looked like a silver clip was one of the many unexpected looks at the Parsons MFA “Generation 7” show Friday morning.
Barely there mesh cutout bodywear, men’s black leather shorts and blazer and a circus-like swing dress printed with smartphone-wielding hands were among the styles that were paraded down the runway at Spring Place. Parsons alumna Donna Karan, who initiated the MFA program in 2010, sailed into the crowd after a well-meaning greeter asked her for her seating assignment.
The designer was joined in the front row by Parsons’ Joel Towers and Kay Unger, as well as Kering’s Laurent Claquin, Simon Collins and Julie Gilhart. The 30-minute show featured designs by Rui Zhou, Limeng Ye, Irina Wang, Jimin Kim, Saya Zalel, Floyd Hogan, Max Cui, Yang Liu, Kota Okudo, Amy Crookes, Shie Lyu, Wrong Xiao, Stephanie Frig, Venice W. and Annaliese Griffith-Jones.
They earned high marks from Karan, especially for the sustainability factor. “Everything was made from scratch — every fabric, every bead, every design. For these guys to do that is extraordinary. Usually, you see things like that on the

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Paige Denim Expands Into Footwear

HAPPY FEET: Paige Denim is expanding its offer to include a new range of footwear that’s designed to channel the same laid-back Californian vibe the denim label for which the brand is known.
Founder Paige Adams-Geller, a self-confessed shoe addict, said she has always used her personal footwear collections to inspire her designs and was waiting for the moment when she could launch her own line independently, her goal being to avoid licensing and maintain full creative control.
She came up with a 19-piece collection ranging from snakeskin ankle boots to strappy sandals, sneakers with touches of leopard print and studded loafers.
“We wanted to include pieces we felt were a necessity in a woman’s closet: the sneaker, the heel, the Western boot, the lower heel height and the higher heel height,” said Adams-Geller, who found that the technicalities of footwear design were similar to that of denim.
“When you put Paige jeans on, they feel like your best friend and we wanted the same thing to happen with your foot. The most important quality for our shoes is comfort, so we made sure to pick leathers that mold to the foot, used special padding inside the shoes and negotiated the heel heights to

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Norma Kamali Embraces Men With Spring Collection

Norma Kamali remembers well the free-spirited, anything-goes Seventies. And today isn’t all that different, with its gender-fluid, whatever-works-for-you ethos. So the designer shot her spring collection on both a man and a woman and the result, she said, is “hot and fabulous.” Her striped jumpsuits, printed denim jackets and skinny knit pants, floral tracksuits — and even her trademark parachute skirts — work as well on a guy as on a girl. For Kamali, it speaks to a man’s unspoken desire to embrace his feminine side, at a time when such a statement is not only acceptable, but trend-right.
Here, Kamali discusses her first “unofficial” men’s collection.
WWD: Did you ever do men’s wear before?
Norma Kamali: In the Seventies, I did lots of men’s, but I never did a men’s line, I did women’s clothes and men were wearing them. There were a million rock-star guys who were wearing the clothes, including the New York Dolls, and it was a very cool, sexy thing to see, not just gay men in women’s clothes — and I’m not talking about drag — but straight men in women’s clothes looking hot and fabulous. So the line, “My boyfriend is wearing my clothes and he looks

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Borsalino Starts New Course With Fall Ad Campaign

Italian label Borsalino has changed hats and is now moving on.
Its new owner, private equity group Haeres Equita, is planning the relaunch of the Alessandria-based hat company starting with its fall ad campaign.
Shot by Italian photographer Joseph Cardo, the images juxtapose black-and-white background shots and color portraits of models — both male and female — sporting the brand’s fall collection, which includes the brand’s signature men’s fedora style and a women’s field hat in an animalier pattern. While channeling the brand’s Old Hollywood elegance, the collage-like composition spotlights the new course of the label, which superimposes on the past.
“Borsalino is unique in the world of accessories, its past is a wonderful magnifying glass with which you can build a new perspective of beauty and modernity,” noted Giacomo Santucci, fashion veteran, a former Gucci executive and a member of Borsalino’s steering committee.
“The hat is a super-contemporary accessory, able to distinguish style by itself. I hope this campaign can suggest new ways of wearing such an iconic piece,” added Cardo, noting that the images are conceived to reach out to different consumers.

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Knot Standard to Dress NYCFC Soccer Club

Knot Standard is partnering with the New York City Football Club to become the soccer team’s official provider of pre-game formal attire.
Starting on Sept. 8, prior to NYCFC’s home match against D.C. United, players and coaches will arrive at Yankee Stadium wearing custom suits, manufactured and tailored by the New York-based custom men’s wear brand.
John Ballay, chief executive officer and cofounder of Knot Standard, said, “There is a close connection between sports and fashion, especially in New York, and having NYCFC in our own backyard is the perfect opportunity to showcase soccer and style together.”

The NYCFC will wear Knot Standard when arriving at the stadium. 
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Knot Standard worked with the team’s players and coaches on measurements and fabric selections that are customized but at the same time pay homage to the NYCFC colors and badges.
Ballay said, “The biggest and most compelling aspect of this partnership is that fans will get to see New York City Football Club players and coaches arrive to every home game wearing custom suits from Knot Standard.”
For home games, a lightweight navy wool suit, paired with a crisp white shirt and white pocket square, will have the NYCFC logo and player signature embroidered on the interior. The

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Ty Dolla $ign Arrested for Allegedly Possessing Cocaine and Marijuana in Atlanta

Ty Dolla $ ign was arrested for allegedly possessing cocaine and marijuana while heading to a concert in Atlanta.

The 33-year-old “Or Nah” singer along with six others was pulled over around 4:55 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta police said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Officers allegedly pulled over the van the singer was riding in because they smelled marijuana, the outlet reported.

After searching the vehicle, police allegedly found marijuana and cocaine.

Eyewitness footage obtained by TMZ shows a police dog and officers searching Ty Dolla $ ign’s vehicle. Ty Dolla $ ign, who is currently dating former Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui, is then seen being put in handcuffs and placed into a police car.

According to The Blast, the six other occupants of the van were released and are not expected to be charged, The Blast reported.

Ty Dolla $ ign’s representative did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The rapper was scheduled to perform as an opening act for G-Eazy along with Lil Uzi Vert and YBN Nahmir at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood Wednesday night.

RELATED: Pete Davidson Pulled Over, Friend Arrested and Charged with Weed Possession

Aside from his arrest, Ty Dolla $ ign is known for writing songs for musical greats including Kanye West, Beyonce, JAY-Z, Drake and Rihanna.

He also worked with Fifth Harmony on “Work From Home.” Together Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ ign won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration Video in 2016.


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This $400 Tote Is Made of Mushrooms, Not Leather

PARIS — Lab-grown alternatives to leather are inching closer to becoming a market reality. Among the latest advances in the field, Californian materials innovation start-up Bolt Threads has launched the first “commercially available” product made from Mylo, a leatherlike material made using mycelium, the underground root structure of a mushroom.
Available for preorder today on Kickstarter is a utilitarian unisex tote made from the biomaterial, designed with Portland-based brand Chester Wallace. Deliveries will begin in spring 2019.
It’s just a taste of things to come. The Mylo material was already used in the Falabella Prototype 1 handbag designed by Stella McCartney, on display in the V&A show “Fashioned From Nature” in London. But Bolt Threads is still in the process of refining and perfecting the process before it can produce big-volume commercial quantities.
“There is incredible demand out there for leather alternatives that are not a petro-chemical,” said Jamie Bainbridge, vice president of product development at Bolt Threads, adding that Mylo in the near future will pop up in a number of segments, not just the leather goods field.

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Known for its synthetic spider silk, a silk protein created through a process of fermentation, Bolt Threads has emerged as one of the most prominent players

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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Teams With Puma for Capsule Range

IT TAKES TWO: It’s a busy season for the Karl Lagerfeld brand, which is gearing up for the worldwide launch on Oct. 19 of a men’s and women’s capsule with Puma. It caps the sports brand’s Suede 50 program of collaborations marking the 50th anniversary of its original Suede sneaker. While originally focused on the shoe, the project grew into a 13-piece capsule fusing the brands’ respective codes.
Items include a women’s cropped T-shirt and jumpsuit based on Puma’s archive T7 tracksuit with 7-mm. stripes. Men’s pieces include a slim-fit hoodie with matching sweatpants and logo T-shirts. A backpack, shoulder bag and baseball cap sport custom Karl Lagerfeld x Puma branding, with prices for the capsule ranging from 40 euros to 175 euros.
The line includes two unisex Suede sneakers inspired by Lagerfeld’s personal style: a tuxedo jacket, high white collar, tie and sunglasses — reinterpreted through graphics, say, or in playful details like removable sunglasses.
The collection will be available for pre-sale at karl.com and puma.com from Oct. 18, rolling out to Karl Lagerfeld and Puma stores as well as selected retailers worldwide the next day.
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Bob Woodward Book Claims Trump’s Top Aides Trashed Him and Stole Papers to ‘Protect the Country’

Bob Woodward, the investigative journalist who gained fame for breaking Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal, paints an alarming picture of another White House in chaos in his explosive new book about the Trump administration.

In Fear: Trump in the White House, Woodward writes that top aides are so concerned that President Donald Trump‘s erratic behavior could endanger national security that they’ve stolen papers off of his desk in an effort to “protect the country.” The author also alleges that White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly called Trump an “idiot” who has “gone off the rails.”

Trump’s camp isn’t having it. On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released a statement in response to the claims made in Woodward’s book, due out Sept. 11. 

“This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the president look bad,” reads the statement. “While it is not always pretty, and rare that the press actually covers it, President Trump has broken through the bureaucratic process to deliver unprecedented successes for the American people.”

The statement continues, “Sometimes it is unconventional, but he always gets results. Democrats and their allies in the media understand the president’s policies are working and with success like this, no one can beat him in 2020 — not even close.”

Sanders also attached a list of 53 “Trump Administration Accomplishments,” taking credit for creating 4 million jobs since the election and a record-low unemployment rate for Hispanic-Americans. The last bullet point read: “We have begun BUILDING THE WALL. Republicans want STRONG BORDERS and NO CRIME.  Democrats want OPEN BORDERS which equals MASSIVE CRIME.”

In the days leading up to Fear‘s Sept. 11 publication, multiple outlets have released details about the book — including insights into why staffers would steal papers from the Oval Office. According to CNN.com, former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn saw a letter that was drafted to end an important trade deal between the U.S. and South Korea — one that, if signed, he believed would threaten national security. So he allegedly took it off President Trump’s desk.

“I stole it off his desk,” Cohn told an associate, according to Woodward. “I wouldn’t let him see it. He’s never going to see that document. Got to protect the country.”

Woodward claims Cohn wasn’t the only one stealing papers from the Oval Office, alleging that former staff secretary Rob Porter did the same thing, according to CNN.com. Woodward reports that staffers also found ways to stall Trump from making orders they believed would endanger the country.

“A third of my job was trying to react to some of the really dangerous ideas that had and try to give him reasons to believe that maybe they weren’t such good ideas,” Porter said, according to Woodward. (Porter resigned from his post in February after domestic abuse allegations came out against him, according to The New York Times. Porter denied the allegations at the time.)

Woodward also reports that former chief of staff Reince Priebus was aware of these actions by Porter and other staffers. The author described these alleged attempts to control the president as “no less than an administrative coup d’état,” according to CNN.com.

Fear alleges that even Trump’s chief of staff was fed up with the president’s behavior.

Woodward claims that Kelly was in a meeting with a few other staffers when he said of Trump: “He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.”

Trump Calls Omarosa Manigault Newman a ‘Dog’ After She Claims He’s Racist and in ‘Mental Decline’

On Tuesday, at the same presser in which Sanders released a statement, Kelly also pushed back.

“The idea I ever called the president an idiot is not true. As I stated back in May and still firmly stand behind: ‘I spend more time with the president than anyone else, and we have an incredibly candid and strong relationship,’ ” he said.

He continued, ” ‘ always knows where I stand, and he and I both know this story is total BS. I’m committed to the president, his agenda, and our country.  This is another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration’s many successes.’ “

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has also criticized the president’s intelligence, Woodward claims, according to The Washington Post. 

The book describes how, during a National Security Council meeting in January, Trump questioned the U.S. military presence on the Korean Peninsula, including an operation that helps the U.S. spot a North Korean missile more quickly.

“We’re doing this in order to prevent World War III,” Mattis allegedly told the president.

Once Trump left the meeting, Woodward writes, per The Post, “Mattis was particularly exasperated and alarmed, telling close associates that the president acted like — and had the understanding of — ‘a fifth- or sixth-grader.’ ”

Woodward, now the associate editor at The Washington Post, has reported on eight presidencies and is the co-recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, according to the book’s press release. 

“Drawing from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, contemporaneous meeting notes, files, documents and personal diaries, FEAR brings to light the explosive debates that drive decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence,” reads the release. 

While the White House’s response to the book has been harsh, others have been receptive of Woodward’s book.

Lawrence Ari Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, praised Woodward’s credibility on Twitter.

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“I’ve been on the receiving end of a Bob Woodward book. There were quotes in it I didn’t like,” Fleischer tweeted on Tuesday. “But never once — never — did I think Woodward made it up. Anonymous sources have looser lips and may take liberties. But Woodward always plays it straight. Someone told it to him.”


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Roberto Cavalli Unveils New Digital Platform

MILAN — Roberto Cavalli has teamed with Black & White, Farfetch Group’s independently run business unit and e-commerce platform, to launch its new Web site.
Featuring big images and bold, graphic fonts, the new robertocavalli.com enables users not only to fully discover the different brands under the Roberto Cavalli Group umbrella, but to shop among a range of Cavalli products. They span from the men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections to children’s wear and Roberto Cavalli Home interior design items, for the first time available via the company’s e-commerce. Shipments are currently made to 120 countries.
“The launch of this new, innovative and high-end digital platform marks another important step in the further development of the Roberto Cavalli company, which under the creative direction of Paul Surridge has entered a new phase, combing the brand’s signature glamorous and luxurious approach with a more dynamic and contemporary vision,” said Roberto Cavalli Group chief executive officer Gian Giacomo Ferraris. “For the execution of this new project, we found an outstanding partner in Black & White, which offered the support to deliver a first-class digital shopping experience for Roberto Cavalli.”

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Zac Posen Presents Spring — With a Little Help From Friends

Like lots of designers, Zac Posen wears many hats. In fact, he says it shakes out to 16 collections a year. He designs for Brooks Brothers; recently updated the uniforms at Delta Air Lines; released a cookbook; judges on “Project Runway,” and released a documentary. But it was his namesake label that started it all.
To present that collection for spring 2019, Posen is once again forgoing a traditional runway show — something he has done for several seasons — in favor of images and a film. The difference this season is that the film has a more narrative- and character-driven feeling. Gia Coppola shot the piece, with Maya Thurman Hawke as muse. To Posen, Hawke was more than just a subject — both she and Coppola are close personal friends, and Hawke, who was looped in and confirmed while he was still designing the collection, helped to influence his designs for the season. So spring 2019 was a family affair.
“The original Zac girl is a creative free spirit. When I think of my early muses, this collection has almost come full circle to that idea. It’s not grande dame, or overt glamour, there is a new side to it,” he

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Chanel Returning to the Met for Its Pre-Fall Show

WE JUST MET: Chanel, the subject of a major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2005, is returning to the landmark New York museum in December to parade its next Métiers d’Art collection. The show will be held Dec. 4.
Chanel has a long association with New York, a city that Coco Chanel first visited in 1931, according to the fashion house. U.S. department stores were among her strongest early supporters, having carried her first hat collections from 1912. “Karl Lagerfeld is also very attached to the American mega-city whose energy and light he has always loved to capture,” Chanel said.
The December show, further details of which have yet to be revealed, will mark the third time Chanel has shown in Manhattan after the presentation at the brand’s boutique on 57th Street in 2005 for the Métiers d’Art collection and its 2006 cruise show in Grand Central Terminal.
The luxurious Métiers d’Art collection, conceived by Lagerfeld as a way to exalt the specialty couture ateliers Chanel owns, typically travels to a destination — Edinburgh, Salzburg, Dallas, Rome — and recounts a chapter of the house lore, real or imagined.
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Kering Sponsors Return of Historic Héloïse and Abélard Chest to France

TRUE ROMANCE: The so-called Héloïse and Abélard reliquary chest is to go on display in public for the first time as part of this year’s European Heritage Days, thanks to the patronage of Kering.
The chest, which contains relics and documents relating to the story of Héloïse d’Argenteuil and Pierre Abélard, a tale of impossible love that is said to have inspired a number of romantic writers in the 18th century, will be presented at the luxury group’s Paris headquarters on the weekend of Sept. 15 and 16 before entering the collection of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. The luxury group’s historic headquarters, opened in September 2016, are in the former Laennec hospital on Rue de Sèvres.
Kering in supporting the project said it was responding to a call from the French Ministry for Culture and Communication to keep this “national treasure” in France.
“This reflects our commitment to preserving, enriching and promoting France’s artistic and cultural legacy. For these same reasons I wanted this national treasure to be unveiled to the public during the European Heritage Days, in an unprecedented dialogue with the Pinault Collection, in this exceptional venue,” said François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of Kering.

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Destination XL Narrows Losses in Second Quarter

Destination XL Group cut its losses in the second quarter as comparable-store sales rose and a spring advertising campaign paid dividends.
In the period ended Aug. 4, the Canton, Mass.-based big and tall men’s retailer said losses fell to $ 1.2 million, or 2 cents a diluted share, from $ 3.7 million, or 8 cents a share, in the same quarter last year. Comparable-store sales rose 3.3 percent in the period while total sales rose 0.9 percent to $ 122.1 million, up from $ 121.1 million last year.
On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted net income for the second quarter was 1 cent a diluted share, as compared to adjusted net loss of 3 cents a diluted share for the prior-year second quarter. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for the second quarter was $ 8.8 million compared to $ 6.7 million in the prior-year quarter.
David Levin, president and chief executive officer, noted that this was the third consecutive quarter of comparable-store sales growth for the 343-unit chain. “The performance was broad-based across channels and all regions of the country and was achieved with 8.4 percent less inventory than we had a year ago. This was another quarter of successful execution against our strategic initiatives and we are well positioned for continued progress

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Christina Grimmie’s Mother Tina Dies of Cancer Two Years After Singer Was Killed

Two years after her daughter Christina‘s tragic and sudden death, Tina Grimmie has died of breast cancer.

“We are saddened to announce the loss of our beloved Tina, also affectionately known as ‘Mama Grimmie’ to the millions of fans of Christina Grimmie around the world. She will be missed immensely,” the Grimmie family said in a statement shared on social media Sunday.

“Tina fought a courageous and brave battle with cancer for many years, even until her final hours with family by her side,” the statement continued. “While this is a bittersweet moment for us as a family, particularly after losing Christina two years ago, we rejoice at the thought that Tina and Christina are united once again in the presence of our Lord and Savior.”

On June 10, 2016, Christina was shot after performing as the opening act for Before You Exit at The Plaza Live venue near downtown Orlando. Grimmie’s brother Marcus heroically tackled her assailant Kevin James Loibl to the ground, before the latter turned the gun on himself. The singer was 22.

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“Tina Grimmie was a powerful and shining example of motherhood, being an amazing wife while giving love and encouragement to others. Her laugh, energy, passion and joyful spirit will eternally be a part of all of us,” the statement added.

In October 2014, Christina, who rose to fame on YouTube and later The Voice, revealed that her mother had survived breast cancer four times.

“My mom has had breast cancer four times, now. And she just got put back on chemo again,” she told AXS at the time.

After Christina’s death, the Christina Grimmie Foundation was created to support families who have lost a loved one to gun violence or have a member diagnosed with breast cancer.

In lieu of flowers, the Grimmie family asks that donations be made to the Christina Grimmie Foundation in Tina’s honor.

Tina is survived by her husband Bud and son Marcus.


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‘Project Runway All-Star’ Helen Castillo Designs Jumpsuit for Blue Man Group

DOWNTOWN BLUES: For the first time in 27 years, the Blue Man Group is adding a new item to their wardrobe. “Project Runway All-Star” Helen Castillo has created a jumpsuit for the three performance artists and, unlike their stage makeup, the design is not entirely blue.
Raised in New York, the designer attended an arts magnet middle school and subsequently saw her share of traditional Broadway shows. “Kids at school would always boast about their parents or the ‘cool aunt’ taking them to see this show. I grew up knowing it [BMG] as a household name. When I was invited to see a night showing of BMG, I couldn’t believe how close it was to St. Marks Place, where I hung out as a teenager getting my first tattoo and piercings,” she said. “It was refreshing to know there’s still an authentic New York tradition being maintained at Astor Place Theatre.”
Seen by 35 million people worldwide, the show is relatable to Castillo, who likes getting creative, messy and having fun. “Typically, I am inspired by paintings or art movements, so this opportunity was a stroke of fate. Just like visiting The Met to view the costume exhibitions, or photo galleries, the

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Selena Gomez to Appear at Coach’s New Grove Pop-up

Selena Gomez will walk the cobblestone streets of The Grove in Los Angeles on Sept. 5 to celebrate the Coach x Selena Gomez collection pop-up there, a specially contsructed shop outside Coach’s permanent store that opens Aug. 31 and runs through Sept. 10.
Designed for the second creative collaboration between the pop superstar and the brand, which was unveiled earlier this month and included the first ready-to-wear pieces done in collaboration with Coach creative director Stuart Vevers, the temporary shop will feature the latest Gomez campaign.

The Coach x Selena Gomez pop-up at The Grove. 
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“It’s really fun creating with Selena. She has a strong point of view and knows what she wants. We chat, catch up and just play — it’s really natural,” Vevers said.
Said Gomez, “I felt so relieved and so proud when I saw the collection for the first time. You put so much thought and work behind it; it truly represents who I am. It is very soft, it has a combination of silks and lace, sweaters and hoodies. Combining all of that into one closet feels so good.”
The opening will coincide with a promotion for fans to shop the Selena Bond Bag, one of two new styles the

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Chiara Ferragni’s Wedding Dress Unveiled

THEY DO: Chiara Ferragni: Italian, blonde, influencer, entrepreneur, mother and, now, wife.
The personality behind The Blonde Salad digital platform and the Chiara Ferragni Collection footwear and accessories label married Italian singer Federico Lucia, better known as Fedez, in a civil ceremony in Noto, Sicily, on Saturday.
As reported, Ferragni’s wedding dress was specially designed by Dior’s artistic director of women’s collections Maria Grazia Chiuri, who also attended the ceremony.
The white Dior haute couture style featured a long-sleeved crochet lace top juxtaposed with a tulle skirt embellished with a thin ribbon belt. A long white veil and white, Dior sling-back pointy shoes completed the ensemble. Ferragni’s hair was styled in a simple updo while her makeup was kept natural to emphasize her blue eyes.

The groom opted for a Versace outfit, comprising a black suit and white shirt, with no tie but only golden Medusa cufflinks and a gold watch as accessories.
The six bridesmaids, who included Ferragni’s sisters Valentina and Francesca, donned sustainable custom-made Alberta Ferretti gowns. Offered in two variations, one featuring a deep V neckline and another with a sweetheart neckline, the pink silk georgette pleated style with lace inlays was developed in collaboration with Livia Firth’s brand consultancy Eco-Age, according to

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Shan’ann Watts Brother ‘Always Worried About Her and the Girls’ But ‘Couldn’t Protect Them’

The younger brother of Shan’ann Watts says that he had always worried about his big sister and her daughters living in Colorado, because he wouldn’t be around to keep them from harm.

In an emotional statement read aloud at Shan’ann’s funeral, Frankie Rzucek remembered his big sister as being an ambitious, loving woman who couldn’t wait to become a mom.

From a young age, I always knew my sister was going to be successful — and nothing would stand in her way,” Rzucek’s statement read.  “She was born to be a mother. Boy, was she ready! Closets were full even before she knew she was pregnant. She couldn’t wait. She was my mom, times ten — whether either one of them wanted to admit it. She had ambition in her eyes and wanted a great life for her children and herself.”

Rzucek went on to say that his sister excelled at motherhood. “They were always well-dressed and well mannered,” he wrote. “She taught them to be brave and independent, just like Shan’ann. She was very successful and independent, before any man came along — and that’s just the way she wanted it.”

But despite Shan’ann’s independence, Rzucek was always concerned about the distance between them.

“I always worried about her and the girls being so far because I couldn’t protect them,” he wrote. “Growing up, she was a perfect role model. She had a lot of friends and was very popular, which made it hard for me being her little brother trying to protect her from heartbreak and other things. She moved out at 18 and never looked back.”

Frankie did not mention Shan’ann’s husband, Chris Watts, who is accused of murdering his entire family. He has previously lashed out at Chris, calling him a “heartless psychopath” and saying that he “stole my whole world.”

Chris Watts has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder as well as other charges in the deaths of his wife and two daughters, Bella, 4. and Celeste, 3. He is being held without bond at the Weld County Jail. He has not yet entered a plea.

RELATED: Pregnant Mom & 2 Daughters Likely Killed at Home — Allegedly by Husband — Before Bodies Were Dumped

In an interview with police, Chris Watts claimed that he only strangled his wife after he saw her on the baby monitor strangling their two children — a claim that police have said they do not believe.

As the case against Chris Watts continues, Shan’ann’s family continues to mourn the woman who seemed to have the life everyone envied. “She was ready to take on the world, and we know she did,” Frankie Rzucek concluded in his statement. “I love you always, your brother, Frankie.”


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Artist Mirabelle Marden Installs ‘Garage Sale’ Retail Project

Mirabelle Marden, an artist by practice, trade and lineage, continues to toy with nostalgic elements of the retail experience.
Today she will reveal a new shoppable installation, “Garage Sale,” inside her gallery Plain Pleasures, which is located on the second floor of an unnamed Chinatown mall in Manhattan. Over the last two years, the two-story building at 75 East Broadway has evolved into a nexus for experimental retail, spearheaded by artists, designers and thinkers.
Marden opened her first effort there, called Plain Pleasures Market in December — setting a colorful holiday souk stuffed with traveled souvenirs, friends’ craftworks and vintage odds and ends. In the months since, her mall space has become a revolving door of art shows and guest pop-up shops from friends like Stella Schnabel.
For Marden, keeping store at Plain Pleasures is about replicating travel experiences and “creating an environment. I’m making an expression of how I see things. Whenever I go somewhere I like to look at the markets and everyday stores — they let you experience a place.”
Garage Sale will include items sourced and rummaged on trips to Lisbon, Nevis, Marrakesh, Mexico City and Paris. “I wanted it to look like a storage space, I hung up old

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Gustav von Aschenbach Men’s Spring 2019

In its third season, Robert Geller’s Gustav von Aschenbach seems to be finally developing its own identity.
Although a younger and more fun offshoot of the designer’s main line, the collection still has Geller’s signature, with its traditional boxy silhouettes, washed cotton fabrics and saturated tones.
But G.V.A., as the line is now being called, has more of a streetwear edge. The use of logos, slogans and appliquéd photographs spoke to Geller’s love of Swiss graphic design and typography — as evidenced by the word Basel used on garments throughout.
“The G.V.A. kid is evolving into a young artist, who expresses himself through individualistic, self-confident clothes,” Geller said.
Some of this artistic expression shone through in a creative casting mix of models and New York street dancers that added a jolt of energy and fun to the show.
Among the highlights was an array of light outerwear, from trenchcoats and cropped field jackets to utility varsities. Embellished with the graphic details, these became one-of-a-kind pieces.
Geller’s ability to create a younger alter-ego allows him to channel trendier and more of-the-now pieces. But coupled with his more romantic and mature Robert Geller collection, these two sides of his personality seem perfectly aligned.

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Kara Ross Docuseries Follows Female Artisans

Kara Ross is temporarily switching mediums — making the jump from jewelry to film.
The entrepreneur’s charitable organization, Unleashed, will release a documentary series called #ConnectingThread, set to premiere online on Oct. 11.
The docuseries focuses on female artisans worldwide and is directed by a handful of Oscar-nominated or Oscar-winning female directors including Amy Berg, Chris Hegedus and Lucy Walker. Its premise is directly tied to Unleashed’s mission, which aims to support female artisans on a global scale. The three-part series was filmed in locations as diverse as India and New York City.
Ross said of the series in a statement: “#ConnectingThread has been a project of creative collaboration. After years of running my jewelry business, it’s been a joyful journey into something new and exciting that helps support female artisans and entrepreneurs. I love discovering these stories, connecting with our subjects, working with such talented directors, and the entire film/production process.”
The series will be available for viewing through Refinery 29.

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Second Edition of Green Carpet Fashion Award by Chopard to be Unveiled in Venice

MILAN – The second edition of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, will be once again held at the La Scala theater — this year on Sept. 23 — and organizers Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Eco-Age and Chopard will unveil this year’s trophy on Saturday in Venice during the city’s Film Festival.
In accordance with Chopard’s commitment to produce all its watches and jewelry in ethical gold starting in July, the statuette is crafted from Fairmined-certified ethical gold.
“Once again we are delighted to be able to have the opportunity to work with The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia for this year’s ceremony,” said Caroline Scheufele, copresident and artistic director of Chopard, as the awards “are closely aligned” with the company’s values of sustainability and the “celebration of the artisans involved in all levels of our supply chains.”
The trophy represents a woman, whose long braid is produced in Fairmined-certified ethical gold. “Draped in a long robe made of aluminum to lend a lighter touch, the silhouette of this noble 21st-century heroine evokes the models sketched by fashion designers,” stated the company. “She appears surrounded by a halo, borne by a thermoformed Plexiglas cape featuring engravings evoking a golden apple tree.”
On Saturday,

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Undefeated Forges Partnership With Esports

Esports is tapping into streetwear.
The gaming league has teamed with Undefeated, a sneaker and streetwear retailer based in Los Angeles, to create a jersey for the New York Excelsior, which is New York City’s first professional eSports franchise. It is one of the 12 founding franchises of Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, which is owned by Sterling.VC, a venture capital fund supported by Sterling Equities.
“Excelsior wanted to create a unique approach to team apparel,” said Collette Gangemi, the head of merchandise and consumer products for the New York Excelsior. “Most eSports apparel is semi-juvenile. I was brought on to take more of a streetwear collaboration approach. When you are starting a league in New York and trying to build a community, having apparel that people can buy into helps that.”
Undefeated has worked with EA Sports on an NBA Live 18 event, but this is its first time partnering with eSports. James Bond, the cofounder of Undefeated, sees overlap in the streetwear and gaming communities.
“Most of today’s sneakerheads have grown up computer-savvy and for a lot of the kids, playing games is second nature to them. Even my son, who is 11, is starting to get into video games. This isn’t just

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Tim Conway ‘Unable to Communicate’ and ‘Suffering from Fluid on the Brain,’ Says His Lawyer

Tim Conway‘s health is declining.

In court documents obtained by PEOPLE and first reported by The Blast on Thursday, attorney Michael Harris, who has been appointed to protect Conway’s interests amid his daughter Kelly and wife Charlene’s dispute over his health care, revealed the 84-year-old comedian is “unable to communicate” and is “suffering from fluid on the brain.”

“He showed no ability or willingness to talk and no apparent sign that he comprehended the nature of the Conservatorship or any of my statements to him,” explained Harris, who made a visit to Conway’s Canoga Park home on Aug. 28.

Kelly previously asked to be appointed the conservator of her father and be in charge of his medical treatments following his dementia diagnosis — out of fear that Charlene would not provide him the proper care.

However, in the documents, Harris stated Charlene is “obviously devoted” to her husband.

RELATED: Tim Conway’s Daughter Seeks Restraining Order to Keep Actor in Current Medical Facility

“She informed me that her motivation was to work with Jeffrey Cummings, MD, a renowned neurologist who is trying to deal with Mr. Conway’s past brain surgeries involving a shunt that failed and later a valve procedure to correct his neurological problems,” Harris explained.

“Her concern now is for Mr. Conway to receive proper physical therapy so that he can better improve neurologically. It is my present belief that Mrs. Conway, my client’s wife, is an adequate and appropriate steward of her husband’s well-being and that her motives regarding Mr. Conway are in his best interest,” he continued.

Harris also said Charlene, denies Kelly’s claim that she is “planning to move him out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at.”

As PEOPLE previously reported Kelly is seeking a temporary restraining order to stop the alleged move, according to documents obtained by The Blast.

RELATED: Bob Newhart Says Longtime Friend Tim Conway Is ‘Receiving the Most Devoted Care’

In the documents, Kelly revealed her father is currently under 24-hour care and that moving him “will be harmful to his health and life.”

She also asked the court to grant her conservatorship or move up the hearing before Sep 1. because she believes Charlene will move him at the beginning of the month.

Kelly did not respond to PEOPLE’s request to comment further.


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Michael Vollbracht Tribute Planned for September at Parsons

The life and work of Michael Vollbracht will be celebrated Sept. 4 at a memorial at The New School’s Parsons School of Design.
Iris Apfel, Bethann Hardison, Kay Unger, Joel Towers, Jeffrey Banks and Stan Herman will be among the 12 speakers who will pay tribute to the fashion designer and illustrator, who died in June at the age of 70. The event will start at 6 p.m. at the school’s auditorium at 66 West 12th Street in Manhattan.
After years of working as an illustrator, Vollbracht switched camps to fashion design and earned a Coty award in his second season. In 1980, two years after starting his signature label without any outside funding, Vollbracht, a dedicated movie fan, told WWD, “I owe my talent to American films.” He also shared his cinematic view of the world with Bill Blass, whom he helped with a museum retrospective at Indiana University and the company, which he took over the creative reigns from Lars Nilsson in 2003.
In addition, donations in Vollbracht’s honor will be accepted to support a scholarship in his name through the Parsons Scholars program. The Kay Unger Family Foundation will match every donation that is received. Vollbracht graduated from Parsons in

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Martha Stewart and BloomsyBox.com Launch Floral Subscription Partnership

FLOWERS, ANYONE?: Martha Stewart is expanding her brand into the floral space. Stewart’s lifestyle brand — whose products run the gamut from cooking, entertaining and home renovating to crafting, gardening and pet supplies — has signed a floral subscription partnership with BloomsyBox.com, a startup floral subscription company founded in 2015. The floral collection will launch in December in time for the holidays and feature a monthly delivery of fresh-cut roses chosen by Stewart from sustainable flower farms around the globe.
The partnership will offer various monthly delivery options, including frequency of deliveries, bouquet sizes, and gifting preferences. Each bouquet comes directly from the farm in accordance with Stewart’s selection of seasonal favorites, along with fresh floral care tips. The subscription service will be available starting Dec. 1 on the BloomsyBox.com Web site. The price range will be $ 44.99 to $ 59.99 per month.
Next year, the partners will expand their offering to include additional floral varieties.
“Flowers play an integral role in the way I live, entertain and celebrate special occasions,” said Stewart. “I’m pleased to partner with BloomsyBox, one of the premier farm-to-table floral subscription companies, to provide consumers with a beautiful selection of flowers on a regular basis.”
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Cuteness Overload! 8 Kentucky Police Officers from the Same Department Pose with Their Newborns

Eight police officers from the same department in Kentucky have more than just their jobs in common — they are all parents of newborns.

Seven dads and one mom from the Erlanger Police Department all had children within the past year, and they decided to share a photo of all of them together.

“We are all like, ‘Oh, I am having a kid,’ then we are like, ‘So am I.’ ‘So am I.’ A couple months later, ‘So am I.’ Then you start looking at it and say, ‘(The) schedule is going to be an issue,’” Officer Ryan Atchley told WLWT.

And while the officers were all smiles for the photo, Justin Auton, admits that he only sleeps around three hours a night on average.

“I do cook a lot. I do all the wife’s meals for the whole week, the kids, I do all of that. I make birthday cake, stuff like that. Even though I don’t eat cakes,” he told WLWT.

The photo shoot was an adorable attempt to upstage the Glenpool Fire Department Department, who posed with seven newborns in May.

“Hey Glenpool Fire Department. I guess there’s something in the water here in Erlanger KY too!” they wrote in the Facebook post.”

In just a little over a year, seven firefighters from their department had babies. To celebrate, they took a sweet group shot.

“It’s crazy how it all happened, but we are a really tight fire family, so it was a blessing in disguise for us,” Sarah Hutchinson, wife of Glenpool firefighter Dustin Hutchinson, a 10-year vet of the department, told PEOPLE at the time. “We never thought we would get this attention!”


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Global Fashion Agenda and IFM Join Forces to Advance Sustainability in Fashion

PARIS — Denmark and France are aligning their efforts on the sustainability in fashion front.
Copenhagen-based Global Fashion Agenda and Paris fashion school, Institut Français de la Mode, or the IFM, on Wednesday signed a memorandum outlining their commitment to establishing more partnership agreements to accelerate initiatives in the field. 
The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding took place at the opening of the Economic Forum, with as its backdrop French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to Denmark. Present at the event were French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire; Dominique Jacomet, dean of the IFM; and Pascal Morand, executive president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
“Confronting those global challenges requires a united effort,” said Eva Kruse, chief executive officer of Global Fashion Agenda, a leadership forum on fashion sustainability which organizes the annual Copenhagen Fashion Summit as well as the yearly industry report, Pulse of the Fashion Industry. “The French fashion industry is one of the world’s most powerful and influential, which is why we already work closely with sustainability pioneer and leading French luxury group Kering, but signing this MoU is vital to accomplishing broader changes in French fashion companies and to creating concrete initiatives to educate and guide industry

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Meghan Markle’s Givenchy Wedding Dress to Be Displayed at Windsor Castle

ROYAL FROCKS: Earlier in May, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made royal and fashion history. The Royal Collection, which houses the largest collection of noble artifacts, will launch a special exhibition titled “A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex” later this year where the couple’s wedding outfits will be on display.
The exhibition will be part of the Windsor Castle tour from Oct. 2018 to Jan. 2019. The outfits will then be displayed at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh from June to Oct. 2019.
The highlight on display will be the Givenchy Haute Couture dress Markle chose for her big day, created by British designer Clare Waight Keller. Cut with a bateau neckline, the minimalist, fuss-free design was made from an exclusive, double-bonded silk cady, developed by Waight Keller, and features a triple silk organza underskirt.
Markle’s silk tulle veil is hand-embroidered with floral embellishments that represent each of the Commonwealth countries — a reference to her and Prince Harry’s dedication to their new roles. The team of embroiderers spent over hundreds of hours crafting the veil, washing their hands every 30 minutes to keep the tulle and silk threads in pristine condition.
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‘The Polo Life’ Airs Labor Day Weekend, Offers Inside View of the Sport

USPA Global Licensing Inc. (USPAGL), which is the official licensing arm and broadcaster of the United States Polo Association (USPA), has teamed with the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council (TDC) in sponsoring a new television and digital show titled, “The Polo Life.” The USPAGL described the show as a “30-minute experience that takes viewers inside the sport and lifestyle surrounding the world of polo.”
“The Polo Life” aims to reach more than 60 million households, and will air this coming Labor Day weekend on the TVG Network, which specializes in equestrian sports. The program broadcasts nationally, and will include airing on ThePalmBeaches.tv — making it available in Palm Beach County hotels and resorts — as well as on Roku.
Additionally, the USPAGL said it will place the show in “many of the 1,000 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores that span 100 countries, as well as on multiple digital platforms, including the company’s Web site at uspolo.org, reaching millions of consumers and sports fans globally.”
The backdrop of the show is Palm Beach County, and the producers aim to take viewers “through a sneak peek into the world of polo” while also offering content “for both polo enthusiasts and novices alike.
“Viewers will meet professional polo player

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Nick Graham Men’s Spring 2019

Nick Graham’s space odyssey continued for spring with a collection titled “1969.” He called it “one of the most transformational years in our history, a year that had both the first landing on the moon by Apollo 11 and also Woodstock, both of which were pretty transformative events in our culture.”
A rocket-shaped 1959 Cadillac Cyclone concept car — the only one made and dispatched from the company’s archives in Detroit — was parked on the runway and served as the perfect backdrop for the zesty show.
It opened with a troupe of boys dancing in “Martian in Training” T-shirts, followed by a parade of traditional sartorial clothing that was super fitted to the body with cropped blazers and tapered pants. Metallic bomber jackets with NASA logos set the tone for an array of intergalactic references that included alien faces printed on shirts and atomic symbols on the breast pockets of suit jackets.
In addition to the suits— which were offered in colorful, shiny solids and exaggerated men’s wear classic patterns — Graham introduced a lot more casualwear, including logo hoodies and sweat pants.
Although Graham’s obsession with space travel is nothing new, it continues to provide a fun story line and an uplifting

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Izod to Expand to Europe This Fall

Izod has set its sights on Europe.
Beginning this fall, the venerable sportswear brand owned by PVH Corp. will expand into Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.
This marks a return to the Continent for a brand that actually traces its history to London in the Thirties. That is when American businessman Vincent dePaul Draddy, while on vacation in the U.K., stumbled across Jack Izod’s bespoke tailoring boutique and purchased the rights to the name. It was initially called Izod of London.
From 1952 to 1993, Lacoste, the French brand founded by tennis great Rene Lacoste, was licensed to Izod and the polo shirts with the alligator logo were known as Izod Lacoste. After they parted ways, Lacoste retained its alligator logo and went more upscale while Izod employed a crest and was more moderately priced.
The Izod collection that will be sold in Europe will be the same classic American lifestyle pieces that are offered in the U.S. That includes shirts, polos, T-shirts, sweaters, heavyweight knits, pants, denim and outerwear.
“When looking to expand the presence of our classic Izod brand globally, we saw great opportunity in Europe,” said Ken Duane, chief executive officer of heritage brands for PVH.
Currently, Izod is only sold outside

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The Challenge Host TJ Lavin Injured in BMX Accident in Vegas, Says He’s ’41 Still Having Fun’

The Challenge host TJ Lavin seriously injured himself in a BMX accident in Las Vegas over the weekend.

The 41-year-old opened up about the stunt-gone-wrong in a series of videos posted to his Instagram Story Monday.

“So I overshot the jump,” Lavin told the camera revealing his bloody face and a huge scar on his forehead.

“The new jump that I’ve been working on all month, I finally hit it… and overshot it by a lot,” Lavin said from his hospital bed, adding, “Yeah… 41, still having fun.”

Lavin wasn’t too shaken up over his mishap as he could be seen laughing and joking about the accident.

RELATED: MTV’s TJ Lavin: Death Defying

He later revealed he didn’t suffer any life-threatening injuries. “So, in case you were wondering, the cat scan was negative. No brain problems and the knee came back no knee problems,” he said. “So, just a little stitches here and there no worries. Keeping it real.”

Soon after, Lavin was released from the hospital and took viewers back to the scene of the accident to explain what happened moment-by-moment.

He also admitted he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

A rep for MTV did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

This is not the first time Lavin nearly lost his life.

In July, Lavin revealed he almost drowned in Costa Rica while filming The Challenge in 2010, months after crashing on his BMX bike yet again.

Nothing makes him more happy than being on his BMX bike. I get a lot of people ask how I deal with all the accidents, crashes (today’s crash). It’s simple. He absolutely loves to ride. When he doesn’t ride he’s miserable. Unless you’re an athlete or the wife/partner of them, it can be really hard to understand their mentality. I used to ask him to find another hobby or passion for fear of him hurting himself for good. But BMX is his passion, even if he can’t ride professionally. It’s hard when your body doesn’t do what your heart and mind still want it to do. The joy of being able to still ride out weighs the risks, in his mind. So he has a few more stitches, scars, aches, pains and let’s not get into my constant bloody white sheets. I love what he loves and most importantly, I want him to be happy ❤#bmx #tjlavin #bmxwife #marriage #husbandandwife #couple #supporteachother #love #rideordie #hestheone

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“I almost drowned out there. There’s a nasty undertow, and I went out into the ocean like nothing, like I was good, and I was like, no problem. I’m just going to go out here and go swimming,” Lavin said on Las Vegas radio show Flip The Strip.

“Before I knew it I was like 100 yards off the coast,” Lavin recalled.

Luckily, his friend was also in the water. “He was surfing and he grabbed his surfboard and rushed out there and got me,” Lavin explained on the radio show.


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Net-a-porter, Mr Porter Extend Cartier Partnership

LONDON — Yoox Net-a-porter is continuing to invest in the growth of its fine jewelry and watch business.
The latest move is the launch of a permanent offering of Cartier watches on both Net-a-porter and Mr Porter, building on the success of the jeweler’s pop-ups on both sites.
Cartier made its online debut in May last year, with an exclusive pop-up on Net, to launch the latest iteration of its famous Panthère watch. The brand quickly resonated with the retailer’s audience: The first watch was said to have been sold out within two minutes of the launch via WhatsApp.
The Panthère will now return for the launch of the permanent collection on Wednesday, alongside other signature styles by the jeweler including Tank, Ballon Bleu and Baignoire.

The new Cartier Panthère watch. 

Prices will range from 4,000 pounds to 85,000 pounds.
Elizabeth von der Goltz, Net’s global buying director, said that the aim was to offer a variety of both styles and price points. “There is a mix of steel and gold styles as well as precious pieces, so there really is something for everyone,” she said.
She added that while the majority of the sales are generated by the site’s high-spending roster of clients, dubbed EIPs or extremely important

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Rose in Good Faith Looks to Put New Spin on Ed Hardy

LOS ANGELES — Most everyone has something to say, whether good or bad, about the Ed Hardy brand. Los Angeles streetwear brand Rose In Good Faith wants to add to the conversation and give people something new to talk about.
The label was tapped to work on a collaboration with the brand, well-known for its tattoo-inspired graphics seen on many a celebrity in the early aughts.
Rose in Good Faith aims for an elevated aesthetic for its Ed Hardy collaboration, which is being produced in downtown Los Angeles.
“You’re going to see a lot of elevation in the applications and the graphics,” said creative director Akiva Alpert, who founded Rose in Good Faith with David Teitelbaum in 2016. “You’re going to see a lot of eccentricities in the way the graphics are constructed, but I think when it comes to the garments themselves, it’s applying body modifications to the garments. It’s the idea of the clothing, the fabric in a sense, becoming a tattoo. We asked how can we push the envelope even further on something that isn’t just taking nostalgia, but actually stands on its own as being even more progressive and edgier than what came before.”
The collection, set for a November

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Mr Porter Adds Footwear, Accessories to In-house Label

HAPPY FEET: Mr Porter is expanding its in-house label, Mr P, with a new range of footwear and accessories.
The label, now in its fifth season, has so far focused its offer on ready-to-wear capsules, featuring a mix of basics and trend-led pieces that compliment the retailer’s seasonal buys. New collections are released on the site five times a year.
The latest collection, dropping online at the beginning of September, will introduce 15 footwear styles to the mix, as well as a range of socks and scarves.
There will be classic styles such as loafers and white leather sneakers that will go on to make Mr P’s ‘Essentials’ range, available online throughout the year, as well as a more trend-led, winter collection featuring lace-up boots, a pair of suede desert boots and pair of shearling-lined walking boots.

A look from the new Mr P range. 

Prices range between 225 pounds for the leather sneakers and 425 pounds for the lace-up boots.
“Introducing footwear is a significant moment for us. The result is beautifully crafted shoes with the signature Mr P aesthetic — meaning each pair fits perfectly with the mainline apparel,” said Olie Arnold, style director at Mr Porter.
The collection of socks also ranges between classic

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Overzealous Stage-Crasher Causes Chaos at Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s Atlanta Concert

Beyoncé and JAY-Z‘s On the Run II tour took an unusual turn on Saturday when an unidentified man ran onstage at the couple’s Atlanta concert.

Beyoncé, 36, and JAY-Z, 48, were exiting their stage at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium when the man somehow managed to get on the platform. Several concertgoers shared videos of the resulting chaos on social media, showing backup dancers quickly rushing over to stop the man from getting backstage.

One person wrote on Twitter, “A fan ran after Beyoncé and JAY-Z on stage tonight. The dancers tried to stop him, but he was really trying to fight.”

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Yvette Noel-Schure, Beyoncé’s publicist, posted on Instagram about the incident. She wrote, “Thank you to all the fans for your concern. They are fine and looking forward to the show tomorrow.”

RELATED VIDEO: Beyoncé and JAY-Z Dedicate Their Concert to Aretha Franklin: ‘We Love You’

Beyoncé and JAY-Z have already had an eventful tour, which started on June 6 in the U.K.

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama attended a Maryland concert — the second tour appearance by the former first lady, who caught a concert in Paris earlier in the tour.

RELATED: Bikini-clad Beyoncé and JAY-Z Kick Back on a Yacht in Italy Between On the Run Tour Dates

A source previously told PEOPLE that Beyoncé and JAY-Z were bringing their children — twins Rumi and Sir, 1, and daughter Blue Ivy, 6 — on tour with them.

“They are incredibly excited. It took a lot of work to make this happen. It’s the best choice for their family,” the source said.

The source continued, “They will all travel together and have a fun family adventure.”


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The Costume Institute’s ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ Ranks Third Among Most-Visited Exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Costume Institute’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” has passed the one-million visitor mark.
In doing so, the show now is the Costume Institute’s most visited and the third most visited for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Catholic-themed fashion extravaganza knocked out “The Vatican Collections,“ which was held in 1983, in the third-place slot. It is now just behind “Mona Lisa,” a 1963 show and “Treasures of Tutankhamun” from 1978. King Tut still reigns supreme for the Fifth Avenue museum with more than 1.36 million visitors.
But Heavenly Bodies may gain ground since it will continue to be on view at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters through Oct. 8. Made possible through the support of Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman, and Versace, the show is meant to be a museum journey examining how the Catholic Church has inspired legions of designers. Catholicism — past, present and future — was considered to be a delicate (and exhaustive) subject to tackle. That may be more true now than when it opened in early May, given last week’s report of decades of alleged child sex abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania.
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Colorado College Student to Bring Supreme Resale Marketplace to Los Angeles

BUSINESS-MINDED: Never underestimate the business savvy and passion of a Supreme fan. Take 20-year-old Zachary Dorf, who used to consistently camp outside Supreme’s New York store, while still in high school, just so he could get his hands on the latest drops.
That devotion grew a social media fan base that later evolved into a business bringing together vendors and consumers of Supreme and other coveted streetwear brands to buy and trade, called Solepreme Con.
Saturday, Dorf brings Solepreme to Los Angeles for the first time, on Cahuenga Boulevard, for five hours of buying, selling and trading of brands such as Supreme, Off-White, Gucci and Raf Simons.
Dorf, whose father owns the winery and music venue City Winery, estimates the West Coast show, totaling some 40 vendors, will draw attendees about on par with New York, which has been about 1,000 people. He’s charging $ 25 for general admission in addition to $ 119 for a single vendor table.
Back in his teens, the University of Colorado Boulder student, who is studying entrepreneurship, would typically be one of the first 10 customers inside the Supreme store on drop days. Aside from garnering Instagram followers through his dedication, Dorf would sometimes gain insider information on drops.
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Pomellato Opens New Beverly Hills Boutique

Milanese jewelry house Pomellato has returned to Beverly Hills after a two-year absence with a new boutique at 214 North Rodeo Drive in the Two Rodeo Drive complex.
The flagship’s design blends California style with Pomellato’s Italian craftsmanship, unconventional luxury and contemporary style within its 1,700-square-foot space. The Los Angeles boutique reflects Pomellato’s new store concept, created by Dimore Studio. With its signature lacquered Montenapoleone red on the facade and the iconic band ring featured as a door handle, the store recalls midcentury classic architecture.
The house’s signature is “new precious” gemstones — unconventional colored gems that extend beyond the traditional classics. Established in 1967 in congruence with California’s Summer of Love as well as the women’s movement, Pomellato introduced the prêt-à- porter jewel concept for the independent woman. Pomellato’s iconic collections such as Montenapoleone, Iconic, Sabbia, M’Ama Non M’Ama and Nudo are all displayed in the store.
The interior is divided into three areas whose walls are embellished with a texture of gold chains and oval lines, repeated in the surrounding furnishings. Midway through the boutique, the signature graphic carpet lays on the floor as a warm and colorful reminder of the brand’s heritage.
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Nihl Men’s Spring 2019

In his New York show, Neil Grotzinger of Nihl, the LVMH Prize finalist, broke traditional rules of masculinity with a collection that centered around bending the rules of those in authority.
He took police officers, football players and Wall Street brokers and turned their wardrobes on their head by “exploring the qualities of borderline ephemerality and downright queerness,” according to the liner notes.

A clear example was a pair of football pants made from fine white silk he paired with a handmade chain mail tank top. An authentic crinkled painter’s tarp — black on one side, green on the other with drawstrings included — was reinterpreted as pants and a top.

Grotzinger’s use of elaborate embroidery techniques appeared as embellishments on several pieces, including the sleeves of sheer tops and a sliced-open basketball short.

The use of revealing cutouts and jock straps throughout the collection added a level of eroticism while enhancing the masculinity of the offering.

“The concepts of masculinity can be very restrictive and I like to break the conformity of that,” Grotzinger said.

In this debut, Grotzinger gained a lot of attention by breaking the rules — in the right way.

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MLB Star Mike Trout Wears Late Brother-in-law’s Name on Jersey a Week After He Dies at 24

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is honoring his late brother-in-law Aaron Cox.

The 27-year-old athlete, who hasn’t played since Aug. 1, stepped out on the field Friday at home against Houston Astros wearing a jersey with “A. Cox” on the back.

Cox, who was a former minor league pitcher in the Angels organization, died on Aug. 15. He was 24.

Just the day before, Trout opened up about Cox’s sudden death with an emotional dedication on Instagram.

“Aaron, words can’t describe the emotions that I’ve been feeling the past week and a half,” the outfielder captioned a photo of himself and Cox sporting black suits.

“You were more than just my brother-in-law… you were my best friend,” he wrote.

Aaron, words can’t describe the emotions that I’ve been feeling the past week and a half. You were more than just my brother-in-law… you were my best friend. You made such an impact on my life since the day I first met you. You were an amazing person inside & out that showed us all how to live life to the fullest. Seeing and hearing about your impact on other people are all things that made me a better person every single day. The things we have done together like hunting trips, family vacations, golfing, fishing, and all the fun times we had together I will cherish forever… you brought so much happiness and joy to my life every time I was with you. You will always be remembered for your crazy dance moves and your big smile and how much you cared for people and our family. You were always the life of the party and you were always making people laugh. You were a great kid and it kills me to know that you are gone… I can’t thank you enough for what you have meant to me over these last 11 years. I know you will be watching over me now that you are gone, I promise to take care of your sister and watch over your whole family. Heaven got a great one and I know I will see you again someday… I love you bro!!!!

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“You made such an impact on my life since the day I first met you. You were an amazing person inside & out that showed us all how to live life to the fullest. Seeing and hearing about your impact on other people are all things that made me a better person every single day,” Trout continued.

The Angels star later recounted the many memories he and Cox shared.

“The things we have done together like hunting trips, family vacations, golfing, fishing and all the fun times we had together I will cherish forever… you brought so much happiness and joy to my life every time I was with you,” he said.

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“You were a great kid and it kills me to know that you are gone… I can’t thank you enough for what you have meant to me over these last 11 years. I know you will be watching over me and now that you are gone, I promise to take care of your sister and watch over your whole family.”

“Heaven got a great one and I know I will see you again some day… I love you bro!!!!” Trout concluded.

Funeral services for Cox were held Wednesday in the Dorchester section of Maurice River Township. Cox’s cause of death is not clear at this time.

Cox is the brother of Jessica Trout, who married Mike in December 2017.


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Flagpole Enters Men’s Swim

Megan Balch and Jaime Barker, who cofounded Flagpole in 2013, are known for their sporty, brightly colored women’s swimwear sold at retailers including Shopbop and Barneys New York, but they always had the men’s category in mind.
“Flagpole is the name of the beach we grew up on,” said Balch. “But before we even had sketches or drawings, we always knew we wanted to have a unisex name to accommodate for men’s.”
According to Balch, they’ve spent two years working on the men’s collection, which includes two silhouettes: the Luke short, a hybrid swim and travel short; and the Dave trunk, a classic swimsuit. The Luke short is made from a quick-drying fabric with pockets and an interior adjustable drawstring. They retail for $ 225. The Dave trunk has a slim fit and is also made from a quick-drying fabric but has an elastic waistband. It retails for $ 185.
“Since our launch, a lot of men have reached out saying that they resonate with our clean, modern and functional aesthetic,” said Balch. “What they wanted boiled down to two things: a classic cut and ultimate comfort.”
They are opting for a direct-to-consumer distribution with men’s in order to get feedback from consumers.
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Snapchat Show to Pre-Release Adidas’ Falcon W on Saturday

Snap Inc. and Darkstore are partnering with Adidas to pre-release a new model of the Originals sneaker in “Fashion 5 Ways,” a new Snapchat show debuting this Saturday. The move is the first product launch for the ephemeral social network’s programmatic content.
Inspired by Nineties running shoes, the kicks — Adidas’ Originals Falcon W sneaker — will be featured in the first episode of Thumb Candy Media’s “Fashion 5 Ways,” a series from the creators of one of Snapchat’s most popular shows, “Nail the Look.” The show features women exploring creative ways to wear fashion staples, like sneakers, and the first episode will be available in the app’s Discover page.
In addition, “Fashion 5 Ways’” audience will also be able to buy the shoe right from the show by just swiping up. This is the first time a Snap show has ever offered product purchases, though it’s not the first deal between Snap and a shoe company. The social network had a previous “shoe drop” with Nike in February, but that required a physical presence and Snapcode scanning.
This is the latest move in Snap’s bid to become an e-commerce hub, pushing social commerce via shopping from ads.
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Tumi Sets Date for Annual Retail Campaign

Charity, Anyone?: Tumi’s annual retail promotion that supports All Hands & Hearts is slated to run this year from Sept. 13 to Sept. 23. Shoppers enjoy 20 percent off full-price retail items at Tumi stores and at Tumi.com, with 5 percent of total sales earmarked for donation to the charity.
All Hands & Hearts is a nonprofit organization founded by model Petra Nemcova to help rebuild safe and resilient schools in areas hit by natural disasters.
Last year’s event saw Tumi donate $ 400,000 from the customer-sales campaign to the organization, which used the funds to rebuild The Rhodes School of Performing Arts in Houston. The Rhodes School, damaged last year by Hurricane Harvey, is a tuition-free campus that caters primarily to low-income, minority communities.
In addition to the donation, the travel brand helped All Hands & Hearts gather volunteers to work on reconstruction efforts. Tumi also partners with St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Waves for Water.
Nemcova, part of the relief efforts in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, said she heard of the school’s plight from local partners.
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Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott Returning to American Horror Story After Starring in Season 1

American Horror Story will see two familiar faces return to the franchise when the FX series’ eighth season airs.

Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott, who starred on season 1 as husband and wife, have signed on for AHS: Apocalypse, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The outlet reports that photos and videos from the Apocalypse set leaked on social media Wednesday night — and have since been deleted — showing McDermott on set.

On season 1 (American Horror Story: Murder House) of the Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk-created series, Britton, 51, and McDermott, 56, starred as husband Dr. Ben Harmon and wife  Vivien Harmon, who move across the country with their daughter Violet into a mansion that they learn is haunted.

Apocalypse will include a crossover of Murder House with season 3’s Coven.

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In January, Murphy revealed the FX horror anthology’s upcoming edition will be set … in the future!

“All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future — still topical, but the future, which I’ve never done,” Murphy said at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“I pitched it to John Landgraf today right after his TCA panel, and he loved it, but he’s asked me not to say what it is,” Murphy added. “I told him and he fell out of his chair with joy. I think people will like it, it’s different from what we’ve done before, but I always try and do the opposite of what I’ve done on that show.”

At the time, Murphy was optimistic that many of the original AHS stars would return for the crossover, including McDermott and Britton, the latter of whom starred on Murphy’s Fox drama 9-1-1.

“I want all of them,” he said. “I want Dylan, and Connie and Jessica . They’ve all said — Kathy Bates, too — everybody who is involved in the show has always said, ‘Yeah, that sounds like fun, let’s get the band back together again.’ So that is one of the reasons why the writing process of that season is taking longer because it’s literally 25 people’s schedules. But I’m hopeful they will all be back.”

Earlier this month, franchise star Sarah Paulson revealed that Jessica Lange will return as Constance Langdon from Murder House in an episode that Paulson will actually direct, EW reported. Apocalypse will find Cody Fern playing Michael Langdon, the antichrist that Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton) gave birth to and then Constance adopted,


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Sara Sampaio Is Latest Face of Joe’s Jeans

Premium denim and lifestyle brand Joe’s Jeans today unveiled its newest campaign, starring Sara Sampaio. Shot in Los Angeles by Mike Rosenthal and styled by William Graper, the fall 2018 images highlight new denim and leather silhouettes, knits and leather outerwear for women.
Among the styles Sampaio wears are The Stretch Leather Cropped Boot, The Hi Honey Curvy Bootcut and the Icon Ankle with side detailing. The styles reflect the ongoing trend in high-waisted, cropped styles with hem details.
“I am so honored to be a part of the Joe’s Jeans family,” Sampaio said. “Working with their team and shooting their iconic denim has been a dream. Proud to join the ranks of the prestigious lineup before me as their newest face.”
Before Sampaio, Taylor Hill was the face of Joe’s for its spring 2017 and 2018 and fall 2017 campaigns, and Bella Hadid, who now appears as the face of True Religion, repped Joe’s in fall 2016 and spring 2016.
Karen Castellano, fashion division president at Sequential Brands Group, owner of the Joe’s brand, said, “Sara is a wonderful addition to the legacy of campaign faces for the collection in recent years. An ultimate Joe’s girl, Sara exudes true confidence and femininity. We are

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Rihanna Brings Savage x Fenty to NYFW

It’s been a minute since New York Fashion Week had a jolt of a major celebrity fashion collection. Kanye West has taken his Yeezy collection off the show circuit and the last runway production for Rihanna’s Fenty Puma collection was a year ago.
But she’s back sans Puma.
Rihanna will stage an “immersive experience” for her Savage x Fenty lingerie collection Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Brooklyn. In that time slot, after the Marc Jacobs show at 6 p.m., Rihanna is effectively closing out New York Fashion Week. She launched Savage, done in partnership with El Segundo, Calif.-based TechStyle Fashion Group, in May with a series of pop-up shops/parties that kicked off at the Villain in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The collection she presents next month will be fall 2018 and will be immediately shoppable at Savagex.com, as well as a New York pop-up, followed by a Mall of America pop-up and two additional cities in the fall.

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Stacey Bendet Partners With Booking.com for Alice + Olivia Presentation

ALL ABOARD: All in all, the end of summer is not a welcome sight, but Stacey Bendet will be doing what she can to extend the season on Sept. 11.
Through a partnership with Booking.com, the chief executive officer and creative director of Alice + Olivia will be giving fans a glimpse of a 74-foot fashion yacht docked at Chelsea Piers. Guests at her Alice + Olivia show will board the vessel, and select travelers will have a chance to book an overnight stay.
Guests en route to her “Passport Wonderland” spring collection will start their voyage at the south entrance of Chelsea Piers to embark on an interactive trip. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom yacht will be adorned with Alice + Olivia designs to accentuate the globetrotting theme. Upstairs at Pier 59 Studios, there will be vignettes meant to be reminiscent of Positano, Italy; Paris; Morocco, and the English countryside. Trying to bring the Booking.com site to life, the location will be set up with decor inspired by real destination properties that it offers. Throughout the space, there will be models wearing the label’s spring designs.
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Lively Headed to Nordstrom Next Month

LIVE AND LET LIVELY:  Direct-to-consumer brand Lively, known for bras and undies that blur the aesthetic lines of lingerie — active and swim — will pop up in 11 Nordstrom stores and on nordstrom.com beginning on Sept. 17 through December.
The assortment will include bralettes, cup styles, no-wires and swim, along with loungewear and beauty products. Prices range from $ 10 to $ 65. The pop-up will have all Lively products merchandised together in a bright and fun community focused pop-up space.
Tricia Smith, executive vice president and general merchandise manager for Nordstrom, said, “With a shared focus on body positivity and empowerment, we’re thrilled to be Lively’s first retail partner.” Smith added that Nordstrom welcomes the “opportunity to introduce our customers to brands that are not widely available and look forward to offering them a variety of Lively’s functional and comfortable pieces.”
Founded by Michelle Cordeiro Grant in April 2016, Lively is only now forging its first distribution partnership. According to Grant, she chose Nordstrom because the retailer met her three key criteria: “Nordstrom was willing to build a Lively experience within a Nordstrom environment, the product wasn’t just hanging in the lingerie department and they are really showing our brand the way we

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Nicki Minaj Postpones Tour in the Wake of Her Twitter Rant About Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott

Nicki Minaj fans might have to wait a bit longer to see the rapper on tour.

The “Chun-Li” singer, 35, has postponed her North American leg of her NickiHndrxx Tour, Live Nation announced in a statement Tuesday.

Future, who was announced as her co-headliner in June, will no longer be part of the tour, Live Nation confirmed. The U.S. tour was supposed to kick off on Sept. 21 in Baltimore, Maryland.

“Due to scheduling conflicts Future will not be on the North American run,” Live Nation’s statement said. “Nicki Minaj will be announcing new North American dates to kick off in May 2019. Refunds for the previously scheduled North American dates will be available at point of purchase, with new Nicki Minaj on-sale details announced soon.”

Minaj’s European leg will go ahead as planned in 2019 with the tour kicking off in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 21, alongside Future.

RELATED: Nicki Minaj Makes Debut Performance After Releasing Queen with Medley of New Songs During VMAs

The tour changes follow a report by Page Six that ticket sales for the tour were much lower than expected.

A source told the outlet, “Nicki’s tour could be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist.”

According to the source, the rapper’s concerts were in arenas with the ability to fit around 20,000 fans but sales in Baltimore only showed 2,000 tickets sold, while in Los Angeles 3,400 tickets were sold.

New Orleans sold 1,000, while Chicago sold 3,900. Minaj’s hometown of Brooklyn only sold 5,050, the outlet reported.

The news comes after Minaj accused Travis Scott of using his girlfriend Kylie Jenner to promote his Astroworld album on Sunday. Her own album, Queen, was released on Aug. 10.

Minaj claimed Jenner — who included a link to his album in an Instagram post saying she and the couple’s daughter would be joining him on tour — was partly behind the success of his album.

I put my blood sweat & tears in writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her & Stormi. Lol. Im actually laughing,” Minaj wrote on Sunday.  

In a separate message, she wrote that Scott’s high sales could also be attributed to the fact that he’s selling album bundles online, which also include merchandise and tour “season passes” that entitle fans to priority venue entry and discounts.

Continuing, Minaj praised the success of her album, writing, “#Queen broke the record of being number 1 in 86 countries. Thank Jesus & thank you to my fans.”

RELATED: Nicki Minaj Accuses Travis Scott of Using Kylie Jenner to Promote His Album

Hours later, Minaj denied that she had beef with Scott or Jenner.

“People are calling me thinking I’m huffing & puffing. Omg y’all this is sarcasm/dry humor. Yikes. I’m having the most iconNIC time. Come let me kiss you,” she wrote, adding a series of kissey face emojis.

Continuing, she wrote: “When people call me & hear me crackin up laughing they seem so puzzled. Loosen up.”

Minaj made her return to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night in a surprise remote performance where she performed a medley of songs from her new album Queen at The Oculus.


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The Top Drops of 2018

Chris Gibbs, Union
Apparel: Kaws x Union Tokyo collection
Sneaker: Off White x Nike Presto

“The thing about a ‘drop’ that really makes it work to perfection is, it needs the following ingredients: well-designed product; limited quantities and distribution as compared to the demand; special/unique product; specific targeted customer; specific targeted marketing. Both the Off-White x Nike Presto and the Kaws x Union Tokyo collection had all of those ingredients. Some drops have less so they don’t do as well. That’s not to say they are a failure. They just they aren’t as good as when you have all of these.”
Treis Hill, Alife
Sneaker: Adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams/Nike Off-White Collection 2.
“It’s all about marketing, design and star power. There is so much excitement and energy around Virgil [Abloh], Pharrell and Yeezy at the moment that most of what they produce with Nike and Adidas is certain to keep the registers ringing.”
Bernie Gross, Extra Butter
Apparel: Extra Butter Kappa World Cup collection
Sneaker: Off-White x Air Jordan 1 “UNC.”
“For the apparel capsule, we tapped into the high anticipation and energy leading into the World Cup, which tends to captivate our audience at a global level and brought in Kappa, which not only has roots in soccer to make

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Jahnkoy Men’s Spring 2019

Maria Jahnkoy, whose real name is Maria Kazakova, is Siberian and studied at Central Saint Martins and Parsons, has received a lot of support from the industry with her brand narrative, which is centered on preserving traditional craftsmanship and reworking it for a new generation.
She was shortlisted for the 2017 LVMH Prize and has found fans in consultant Julie Gilhart and Bruce Pask, the men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. Kazakova also has the support of Puma, Swarovski and the CFDA’s Elaine Gold Launch Pad program.
Her goal has always been to connect larger companies with local artisans, but with the extra help she’s been able to expand on that and bring more makers from Brooklyn and India into the mix. The show, which was more like a theatrical art project, was a collective effort as well. Titled “Deceived: No More,” the performance explored how the fashion industry impacts cultural identity. The presentation, which was choreographed by Nathan Trice, was broken up into three parts: chaos, unification and order. Much like her previous presentations, she made the runway mimic a chaotic city street that was dotted with orange cones and caution signs — one read “Separation is No

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Mary Jane Swim Introducing CBD to Fashion With Nine Capsule Collections

FIRED UP: Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized adult recreational marijuana use, but a walk down many city streets might indicate higher numbers.
As more states are trying to follow similar paths, two CBD-supporting fashion executives are forging their own inroads with Mary Jane Swim. Cofounders Diane Walker and Stacey Demar borrowed from the street name for pot for their own company’s name.
They needed only three months to pull together their company, having started Sweenie Manufacturing in 2008 to produce swimwear and manufacturing for other brands. After discovering and trying CBD, the non-psychoactive property of cannabis, 18 months ago, they said they found it to be life changing in alleviating arthritis back pain, bulging discs and other sports injuries.
A portion of sales will benefit Athletes for Care, an organization started by former professional athletes who advocate for research, education and compassion in relation to health issues. “They’re pro-cannabis but they’re also looking after the health issues that former athletes are facing as well as the general public with the opioid crisis. We’re both active and this is against the stoner culture, which a lot of people see cannabis based in. It hasn’t really crossed over into fashion yet.

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Vashi Continues Expansion With Selfridges Launch

GIRL’S BEST FRIEND: Selfridges is continuing to build its high-end accessories offering with the launch of Vashi, the diamond jewelry brand. The new concession, opening today, will be situated in Selfridges’ ground floor Wonder Room.
Vashi has made a name in the world of fine jewelry as a diamond disruptor. Clients are encouraged to work alongside the brand’s craftsmen or “Alchemists” to participate in the creation of their individual jewelry designs.
The 1,200-square-foot Selfridges’ space is the brand’s third retail presence in London. In October last year, Vashi opened a flagship in Piccadilly and earlier this year in May, set up a second store in Mayfair.
“The U.K. market has been receptive to our brand proposition and we are seeing strong growth. We have plans to continue growing in the U.K. as well as expanding internationally in the near future,” said Vashi Dominguez, founder and chief executive officer of Vashi.
Dominguez believes that Selfridges and Vashi share the same values, citing that the expansion is a natural step for the brand. “Selfridges is the perfect partner as our guiding principles: the spirit of innovation, creativity and a dedication to delivering extraordinarily intense emotional customer experiences with true personalization, are closely aligned.”
To celebrate its new partnership, Vashi

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Chris Stapleton’s Wife Hilariously Reacts to Kendall Jenner’s ‘Love’ for the Country Star

Kendall Jenner likes more than just Chris Stapleton‘s music — but luckily for the model, his wife Morgane is a fan of them both.

After the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star, 22, shared footage from the country star’s Los Angeles concert over the weekend and declared her fan girl status on Instagram Story.

“I love you Chris Stapleton,” Jenner captioned the concert videos, adding, “Call me.”

Then on Monday, Stapleton’s wife Morgane hilariously reacted to the model’s love for her husband.

“When @kendalljenner loves your husband & wants him to call her, but you also have strong love for said KarJenner,” the mother of four wrote on Instagram along with Kendall’s Instagram Story photos.

RELATED: Kendall Jenner Slammed by Fellow Models for Saying She’s ‘Super Selective’ with Runway Shows

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The Stapletons celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary in October 2017, and welcomed twin boys in April. They are also parents to a son and daughter but have chosen not to publicly reveal their names.

“She was a stalker,” Chris joked in a 2015 interview with Paste when he shared how they met at neighboring Nashville publishing houses in 2003.

WATCH: Chris Pratt & Chris Stapleton Have the ‘Time of Their Lives’ Recreating Dirty Dancing Pose

This isn’t the first time Jenner has expressed her fondness for country music.

In May, the style star shared a photo of herself in lingerie with a blurred out billboard of Kacey Musgraves’ latest album, Golden Hour.

After fans thought Jenner was being shady towards the country singer, she responded to the backlash on Twitter, writing, “Yoooo, I was working all day and didn’t edit this photo! Kacey is literally my f—in fav! Space cowboy, I Miss You, Keep it to yourself, FOLLOW YOUR ARROW!! bangers!! ask anyone of my homies I die for her!”


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Disney Marks Mickey Mouse’s B-day With Sounds of Ka-ching, Ka-ching

Mickey Mouse’s momentous milestone — everyone’s favorite rodent turns 90 in November — is being celebrated around the world with events, exhibits, activations and merch, merch, merch.
Besides merchandise, Disney will monetize Mickey with an exhibition that was revealed Monday and parties at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland in California, as well as theme parks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Paris.
Collections launching this week include Forever 21‘s ode to Mickey, which features a bomber jacket with Mickey Mouse graphic, $ 32.90; white denim jacket with allover print, $ 39.90; men’s denim jacket with the mouse embroidered on the back, $ 42.90, and graphic Ts, caps and bodysuits.
The Vault by Van has collaborated with artists Taka Hayashi and Geoff McFetridge, and graphic designer John Van Hamersveld or JVH, to create special-edition sneakers and T-shirts bearing their interpretations of the birthday boy. Hayashi’s envisions Mickey as a black-and-white checkered hot air balloon, McFetridge’s design features lots of little Mickeys, while JVH placed a magnified and deconstructed Mickey on his sneaker.
Disney has all the bases covered with its proprietary Mickey Mouse collection that will continue to grow up until the official Nov. 18 birthday. In addition to T-shirts, sweaters, lounge pants and accessories, a

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Debenhams to Cut Jobs Amid Restructuring

LONDON — Debenhams is reportedly looking to cut up to 200 head office jobs within its fashion and home sectors, as the British high-street continues to struggle.
Following the sale of bankrupt House of Fraser to retail tycoon Mike Ashley, competitor Debenhams is said to be consulting with up to 200 merchandisers, buyers and other members of its home and fashion teams, with plans to cut at least 90 jobs.
When reached for comment, a Debenhams spokesperson did not confirm the job cuts taking place but highlighted that the company is continuing with its plans to restructure the organization, which aims to cut costs and modernize its strategy.
“We announced our intention to restructure our organization around three business units: beauty and beauty services, fashion and home and food and events earlier this year. Our work to create a simplified and consistent structure across these units, reducing complexity and driving efficiency in order to deliver our Debenhams Redesigned strategy, is continuing,” said the statement.
The cuts occur after the British retailer issued three profit warnings this year. During its latest trading update in June, the company said it had to “reassess” its expectations for the balance of the year, due to the tough retail climate fuelled

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Thieves Target Audemars Piguet in Paris

STEALING TIME: Two armed thieves made off with luxury watches estimated to be worth around 1 million euros from a boutique owned by Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in central Paris, steps away from the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, on Saturday afternoon.
It is the latest jewelry heist to strike the French capital.
Authorities are searching for two individuals who left the store located at 46 Rue de Pierre Charonn with a number of high-valued timepieces after the hold-up at about 1 p.m. in the 8th arrondissement, according to a spokesman for the Paris police.
The duo entered the store and showed their handguns — but didn’t shoot — before taking the watches and fleeing in a car. They abandoned that vehicle, which was subsequently found in the nearby Bois de Boulogne park, the police spokesman said.
The judicial police’s bandit repression brigade is overseeing the case.
Local media outlets are reporting that the stolen watches are worth around 1 million euros.
Officials at Audemars Piguet were not immediately available to comment.
The Audemars Piguet store is located in what’s referred to as the “triangle d’or” (or “golden triangle”) in the French capital, the tony shopping area situated around Avenue Montaigne, Avenue George V and Rue François 1er. Over the

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2 Chainz Marries Longtime Love Kesha Ward in Miami Ceremony (with the Wests in Attendance!)

2 Chainz can add another item of bling to his collection — a wedding band!

The “Birthday Song” rapper, 40, married longtime love Kesha Ward on Saturday, just over three months after proposing to her for a second time.

“Chainz’s,” the artist wrote of a post-nuptials family portrait on Instagram, confirming the union.

The pair said “I do” in a Miami ceremony at the hotel Villa Casa Casuarina — which originally belonged to Gianni Versace — in front of celebrity friends, including Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz and Gucci Mane.

In video of the ceremony shared on Instagram, Ward made her way down the aisle in a mermaid wedding dress as John Legend’s “All of Me” played over speakers.

At the reception, for which 2 Chainz wore a gold blazer and his bride a red gown, the couple was introduced as “the handsome, debonair Tauheed and his gorgeous diva of a wife, Kesha,” an Instagram Story clip shows.

RELATED: 2 Chainz Proposes to Longtime Love Kesha Ward (Again!) on the Met Gala Red Carpet

Kardashian West captured her and husband Kanye’s looks via her Instagram Stories, revealing her neon dress (a look she’s been rocking on the regular in Miami this week) in a photo with singer Monica.

The rapper, né Tauheed Epps, got down on one knee during the annual Met Gala this year to ask Ward to marry him.

During the proposal, Ward, who has daughters Harmony and Heaven and son Halo with the hitmaker, was spotted wiping tears from her eyes as she looked shocked and excited.

“It’s crazy, he just gave me this! So happy! I love it,” she told reporters on the red carpet as seen during E!’s livestream.

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2 Chainz previously proposed to Ward at the BET Awards in June 2013, but they never made it official.

“They’ve been together so long and have three children together that he always refers to Kesha as his wife, but they’ve never actually tied the knot!” a source previously told PEOPLE.


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Movers and Shakers in the Men’s E-commerce Space

Don’t tell these companies that men don’t shop online.
There are now a slew of men’s wear-focused e-tailers offering everything from designer clothing to socks, underwear to streetwear. While some of these businesses have become household names and others are still flying under the radar, all of them have managed to make their mark. They’ve also attracted some big bucks from outside investors, a key indicator that they’re doing something right.
Here, a closer look at some of the major players and their businesses.
Black Tux
Primary business: Tuxedo and suit rentals
Backstory: The Los Angeles-based company was founded in 2013 by longtime friends Andrew Blackmon and Patrick Coyne, who saw an opportunity to improve the traditional tuxedo and suit rental process. Often referred to as the Rent the Runway for guys, the Black Tux has raised $ 60 million in funding since it started, the most recent round coming in March when TZP Group — along with Stripes Group, Menlo Ventures and Raine Ventures — came through with $ 30 million the company said it would use to add more warehouse space. A facility opened in Pennsylvania earlier this year.
Reach: In addition to its own e-commerce site and six of its own showrooms, the company

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Scandinavian Man to Launch a Dedicated E-commerce Platform Boosting Nordic Labels

A NEW MAN: The biannual magazine and fashion platform Scandinavian Man is looking to enhance its online presence with the launch of an e-commerce channel in January. The publication, which made its debut in 2017, is aiming to propel Nordic men’s fashion and lifestyle to the forefront of the men’s international style scene.
Following a series of talks during Pitti Uomo 94, a showroom exhibition in New York and a photography project with H&M, which made three times the expected sales; cofounders Jonas Bergström and Konrad Olsson felt that expending into e-commerce would boost the awareness of Nordic labels such as Filippa K., Sand Copenhagen, Norwegian Rain and Tretorn.
“Men’s wear is booming, over the past 10 years there has been an unprecedented rise of awareness when it comes to men’s style through social media, street style photography and online shopping,” said Olsson.
He believes that men are more receptive to online shopping than women are: “Guys are more prone to making decisions in the comfort of their own home, rather than in a dressing room and when they make decisions they do it very thoroughly. They want to know about the brand, what they stand for and who else is wearing them.”
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Larry and Toby Milstein Expand ‘Millennial Pink Party’ Into Weekend Long Retreat

The second annual Millennial Pink Party takes to the Hamptons this weekend, and this year the concept has been expanded into a full weekend of events with the help of partners like BCBGeneration, Bloomingdale’s and The Class by Taryn Toomey.
Millennial Pink Party made its debut last year as the re-branded take on the Milstein family’s annual summer Hamptons bash. Real estate scions Larry and Toby Milstein embraced the rosy hue and moved the party to the Breakers in Montauk to lure the young Manhattan social crowd for the party, in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign.
After its success, the one-night event has grown into a weekend, which begins tonight with a private beachside dinner hosted by Whispering Angel. The guest list for Friday night is made up of the Millennial Pink Founders Collective, who are categorized as “a handpicked group of 25 VIP taste makers who will serve as social ambassadors for the Millennial Pink community and provide creative direction on the event.”
Come Saturday, celebrity workout favorite Taryn Toomey will host a session of her workout The Class for guests, followed by the official party at night and a brunch to close things out on Sunday.
The event last year raised more than $ 15,000 for

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N. Hoolywood Men’s Spring 2019

This season, the N. Hoolywood designer Daisuke Obana delivered a lineup inspired by Native American artist T.C. Cannon, whose work he discovered during a recent trip to Arizona.
“The lines and the bold colors in the artist’s paintings were what drew me to them,” he said backstage, pointing to an array of blanket-like pieces, often paired with matching oversize shorts. This graphic inspiration was seen in everything from cropped bomber jackets and knitwear with fringe across the chest to oversize pants.
An added surprise was Obana’s collaboration with sportswear brand Umbro. It spanned logo T-shirts, long-sleeved soccer jerseys and elongated coats adorned with oversize Umbro logos done up in bright colors with vertical lines that tied back to Cannon’s paintings.
With their mix of deconstruction and surprising proportions, Obana’s Japanese silhouettes seamlessly blended the worlds of artisanal and active sport.

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Abasi Rosborough Men’s Spring 2019

In their sophomore showing during New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough explored a desert phantom theme that referenced a variety of vanishing cultures and tribes.
The design duo paraded a diverse range, from kimono-inspired jackets and coats and fitted cargo pants to Navajo-printed parkas. The color palette included deep burgundies and burnt orange that brought an Eastern sensibility to the forefront, while a flowing white section telegraphed the desert inspiration. “We even looked at ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’” Rosborough noted.
A wrinkled cotton hybrid poncho with matching head scarf and an ethereal topcoat in the same fabric also drove the desert theme home. Likewise, a Tencel linen that was frayed to look old — employed for bomber jackets and coats — reinforced that worn-in traveler vibe.
With this effort, Abasi Rosborough continues to make its mark in men’s fashion. “We’ve seen an exodus of big designers this week, but we look at it as an opportunity for new designers to step forward,” Rosborough said.

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Fans Will Be Able to Pay Tribute to Aretha Franklin Before Her Funeral Later This Month

Before Aretha Franklin is laid to rest at the end of August, the beloved singer’s fans will get a chance to pay their respects during two public viewings.

Franklin’s publicist tells PEOPLE that the Queen of Soul’s funeral will take place on Friday, Aug. 31 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.

While the ceremony — slated to begin at 10 a.m. — will be strictly limited to friends and family of the late singer, fans will still have a chance to honor her a few days earlier.

On Aug. 28 and 29, public viewings will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. On both days, fans will be able to pay their respects from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

RELATED: Remember Aretha Franklin with the Queen of Soul’s Top 10 Greatest Songs

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Following the funeral service, Franklin will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery.

“Aretha Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan, along with her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; and nephew, Thomas Garrett,” her rep tells PEOPLE.

The announcement comes just one day after Franklin died from advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type at the age of 76.

RELATED VIDEO: Fans Remember Late ‘Queen Of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Outside Harlem’s Apollo Theater

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds,” the family said in a statement.

“We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”


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Dolls Kill Arrives on Fairfax Avenue With Concept Shop

WELCOME TO FAIRFAX: Dolls Kill founders and husband-and-wife team Shaudi Lynn and Bobby Farahi saw a nice-looking space on Fairfax Avenue and went for it. The two on Saturday celebrate the grand opening of the company’s second store outside of their hometown of San Francisco, where they opened their first store in the Haight District a year ago.
The Los Angeles location, at 415 North Fairfax Avenue, is designed with an industrial nightclub in mind. To that end, the company imported a sound system from Italian custom audio equipment manufacturer Pequod Acoustics and played up the store’s gritty brick walls.
“Unlike the many retail stores that pop up all over L.A. in locations that over and over serve as some sort of clothing venue, our location on Fairfax had never been a storefront before,” said Shaudi Lynn in reference to the space’s past life as a mattress seller.
The store well exceeds the size of the company’s foray into retail with Fairfax totaling 6,000 square feet and dubbed a concept shop. San Francisco totals 1,100 square feet at 1475 Haight Street.
The Fairfax store’s assortment will include limited drops from the company’s proprietary labels Club Exx, Current Mood, Poster Girl, Widow and Sugar Thrillz

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New Report Highlights House of Fraser’s Mounting Debt to Brands

LONDON — Trouble continues to mount at House of Fraser as a recent report by Ernst & Young, the professional services firm, cites that the retailer owes millions of pounds to its creditors, including major luxury brand partners.
The retail chain, which was bought on Friday morning by Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley, is indebted to a slew of retailers including Giorgio Armani, Mulberry and Kurt Geiger.
Kurt Geiger is owed 4.9 million pounds, Giorgio Armani 1.59 million pounds, Mulberry 2.4 million pounds, Warehouse 1.4 million pounds and J. Barbour 3 million pounds.
The news follows at the heels of a payment dispute between XPO Logistics, which runs two of HoF’s warehouses, and Sports Direct, who has stopped fulfilling orders for the retailer and who is owed 30.4 million pounds.
As a result, HoF shut down its web site, reportedly sitting on at least 50,000 unfulfilled online orders. XPO Logistics and Sports Direct could not be reached for comment.
The report also shows that HoF made a pretax loss of 4.1 million pounds for the year to Jan. 21, 2018 and in the first quarter to April 28, the retailer witnessed a 7.7 percent drop in turnover with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization

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