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Ralph Lauren Fast Facts
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:14:00 GMT


Personal: Birth date: October 14, 1939 Birth place: Bronx, New York Birth name: Ralph Rueben Lifshitz Father: Frank Lifshitz, housepainter and artist Mother: Frieda Lifshitz Marriage: Ricky Lauren Children: Dylan , 1974; David, 1971; Andrew, 1969 Education: Attended Baruch College in Manhattan Military service: U.S. Army Reserves Is the only designer to win the Council of Fashion Designers of America's four top honors: the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, the Menswear Designer of the Year Award and the Retailer of the Year Award.


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Friday Finds
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:04:21 GMT


All the bloggers here at Magical Musings are thrilled to introduce Friday Finds, which we will be running every Friday. In Friday Finds, we'll be providing a list of books that have become free, are on special offer, new releases, book recommendations and contests where books are the prize.


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Fashion's great Danes rock the runway at Copenhagen Fashion Week
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:08:37 -0500


Baum und Pferdgarten AW15 at Copenhagen Fashion WeekAfter Paris Haute Couture and Amsterdam fashion week, the focus shifts to Denmark's finest designers as they unveil their Fall 2015 ready-to-wear collections through Sunday. This season, the international press and buyers are flocking to not one but two main runway show venues. Both are located in historic buildings in the heart of Copenhagen: City Hall and the old Copenhagen Stock Exchange.



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Tommy Hilfiger to pen memoirs to mark the brand's 30th anniversary
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:28:15 -0500


Tommy HilfigerIn his upcoming memoir with Ballantine Books of the Random House publishing group, Hilfiger will revisit his childhood and his origins in the fashion industry, as well as the setbacks, triumphs, and sheer determination that drove him to build a multi-billion dollar global lifestyle brand. The book is due to be released in the fall, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Tommy Hilfiger brand. Tommy Hilfiger is a name synonymous with classic, all-American style that melds pop culture and the preppy, East Coast lifestyle. The designer launched his eponymous fashion label in 1985, and the brand quickly expanded to include womenswear, Hilfiger Denim, kidswear, accessories, fragrance, and home, among other categories.



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Why Luxury Brands Love China's Sex and the City
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:44:36 GMT


In a scene from the latest installment of the Chinese blockbuster movie series Tiny Times , a glamorously dressed actress pauses while chasing a thief in Rome to do a bit of shopping at luxury house Fendi's flagship store. Tiny Times a < "shot for three days in Palazzo Fendi in Rome, so our stores were featured," says Pietro Beccari, Fendi's chief executive officer.


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Is Black and White Flattering on You?
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:19:42 -0600


It seems that nearly every season black and white, despite the fact that it is one of the hardest contrast levels to pull off successfully, is touted as the go-to color combination. And, each year I sigh in resignation and shake my head.
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Connecticut man wrongly jailed for 21 years gets $6M award
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:30:17 GMT


A man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 21 years for the rape and killing of a mother of four was awarded $6 million Thursday from the state of Connecticut. The state claims commissioner issued the award to 44-year-old Kenneth Ireland under Connecticut's wrongful incarceration compensation law, saying in a report that "no words or dollar amount will suffice to give him back the time that he lost and the misery that he endured."


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Gap cuts design chief job as sales slowdown continues
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:10:25 GMT


Gap Inc said on Thursday it has eliminated the role of creative director Rebekka Bay, the latest in a slew of changes in strategy as the apparel retailer attempts to revive sagging sales. Last week, the company announced plans to shut down its Piperlime brand, which sold designer shoes and clothing, by the end of April.


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Tommy Hilfiger memoir to be published this fall
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:54:06 GMT


Hilfiger, 63, has a deal with Ballantine Books for a book expected this fall, the publisher announced Thursday. According to Ballantine, an imprint of Random House, Hilfiger will describe "the setbacks, triumphs, and sheer determination" that marked his rise from a little denim shop in Elmira, New York, to worldwide fame.


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Ex-supermodel Waris Dirie says FGM can end in her lifetime - TRFN
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:09:19 -0500


Human rights activist and top model Dirie from Somalia delivers a speech as part of the 4th World Meeting of Human Values and Culture of Lawfulness in MonterreyBy Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Supermodel turned campaigner against female genital mutilation Waris Dirie said on Thursday she was optimistic that FGM could be eradicated in her lifetime, branding the tradition "a cruel and perfidious war on little girls." "FGM breaches all human rights and has no place in any 21st century society," said Dirie, who underwent FGM in Somalia when she was 5 years old and whose sister bled to death after being cut. Dirie said her Desert Flower Foundation aimed to save 1 million girls across Africa from the "barbaric" ritual in the next few years through a sponsorship project which provides food, kerosene and school fees to families who pledge not to cut their daughters. GROWING MOMENTUM AGAINST FGM Speaking after receiving a human rights award at the House of Lords in London, Dirie welcomed the growing global momentum to stamp out FGM, a procedure which can cause lifelong physical and psychological problems.



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Coach's Sales Picture Still Isn't Pretty
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:54:05 GMT


NEW YORK -- Investors cheered better-than-expected holiday earnings and signs of progress in an ongoing turnaround at leather handbag and accessories maker Coach Coach reported adjusted earnings per share of 72 cents versus the consensus forecast of 66 cents. Revenue came in at $1.22 billion, relatively in line with Wall Street's expectations.


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Tommy Hilfiger Is Writing a Memoir
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:09 -0500


The fashion designer's new tome is expected to drop this fall.
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How to Get the Angelic Beauty Look from Christian Dior's Haute Couture Show
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:34 -0500


Peter Philips, Dior Makeup's creative and image director, breaks it down for us.
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Hershey's meaty deal, Coach could have been worse & Kate Spade closing stores
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:49:23 -0500


Candy, shoes and handbags top today's edition of Trending Tickers....
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Tommy Hilfiger memoir to be published this fall
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:46:50 -0500


Tommy Hilfiger memoir to be published this fallFashion giant Tommy Hilfiger is working on a memoir. Hilfiger, 63, has a deal with Ballantine Books for a book expected this fall, the publisher announced Thursday. According to Ballantine, an imprint ...



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Paris fashion week delivers sad world escapism it craves
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:04:32 -0500


A model presents a creation by Zuhair Murad during the 2015 Haute Couture Spring-Summer collection fashion show on January 29, 2015 in ParisAs a study in disconnect, Paris's haute couture fashion week -- which came to a close on Thursday -- is hard to beat. Goldie Hawn and daughter Kate Hudson lent their glamour to the Versace show.



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Bergdorf Goodman hosts Alexander Wang Pop-up store
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:06:53 -0500


Bergdorf Goodman hosts Alexander Wang Pop-up storeStarting Thursday and until the end of March, shoppers at the New York-based department store can discover the enchanting world of the irreverent US designer whose fan base includes Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Bergdorf Goodman is offering a pop-up experience featuring worldwide exclusive access to apparel and handbags from both the Spring 2015 runway collection and the T by Alexander Wang Spring 2015 range. Echoing Wang's collection, the pop-up will be designed in black and grey speckled performance rubber, also used for the label's Spring 2015 fashion show. Wang's Sneaker Clutches, Sneaker Bags and Sneaker Backpacks are all available just ahead of New York Fashion Week.



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Haute couture fashion week: Valentino
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:11:49 -0500


Pretty, poetic crown braids at Valentino Haute Couture SS15The Italian fashion house revealed its Spring-Summer 2015 haute couture collection on Wednesday, January 28 at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris. Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli presented a collection with two sides.



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Behati Prinsloo plays the bride in Tommy Hilfiger campaign
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:55:58 -0500


Tommy Hilfiger recruited Behati Prinsloo for its Spring-Summer 2015 campaign.The brand chose the theme of a wedding for its Spring-Summer 2015 campaign, which stars Namibian supermodel Behati Prinsloo as the blushing bride.



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Paris haute couture: sheer and ultra feminine at Zuhair Murad
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:29:28 -0500


Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2015In an uncluttered décor at the Palais de Tokyo, the Lebanese stylist unveiled his Spring-Summer 2015 haute couture collection. Aside from a vast assortment of dresses -- from fitted tea-length dresses to voluminous princess-style gowns -- the line includes a few pants, capes, bodysuits and peplum tops.



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Paris fashion week delivers sad world escapism it craves
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:36:03 -0500


French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier acknowledges the public along with British model Naomi Campbell.As a study in disconnect, Paris's haute couture fashion week -- which came to a close on Thursday -- is hard to beat. The outside world might be suffering economic austerity, or the fear of Islamist attacks, or simply a winter to chill the bones.



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Paris haute couture: divine intervention by Serkan Cura and Ralph & Russo
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:21:45 -0500


Serkan Cura Haute Couture SS15Connecting with one's inner and outer goddess was a theme both fashion houses explored in their diva-esque haute couture collections, offering an array of heavily embellished ensembles fit for the modern-day temptress. Serkan Cura wowed the crowds on Thursday with 15 fantastical waist-cinching creations.



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Jury and finalists announced for 30th edition of Hyères Festival
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:54:36 -0500


Designer Karl LagerfeldWith Chanel as guest of honor and Karl Lagerfeld as Art Director piloting the event, France's Fashion & Photography festival, which runs April 23-25, will host its biggest and most widely followed edition to date. This year's event is marked by the strong presence of emerging fashion designers from Northern Europe.



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Ex-supermodel Waris Dirie says FGM can end in her lifetime
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:51:04 -0500


Human rights activist and top model Dirie from Somalia attends a news conference during the 4th World Meeting of Human Values and Culture of Lawfulness in MonterreyBy Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Supermodel turned campaigner against female genital mutilation Waris Dirie said on Thursday she was optimistic that FGM could be eradicated in her lifetime, branding the tradition "a cruel and perfidious war on little girls." "FGM breaches all human rights and has no place in any 21st century society," said Dirie, who underwent FGM in Somalia when she was 5 years old and whose sister bled to death after being cut. Dirie said her Desert Flower Foundation aimed to save 1 million girls across Africa from the "barbaric" ritual in the next few years through a sponsorship project which provides food, kerosene and school fees to families who pledge not to cut their daughters. The former model sponsors the family of the girl from Djibouti who played the young Dirie in the 2009 film based on her best-selling autobiography "Desert Flower." GROWING MOMENTUM AGAINST FGM Speaking after receiving a human rights award at the House of Lords in London, Dirie welcomed the growing global momentum to stamp out FGM, a procedure which can cause lifelong physical and psychological problems.



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Tommy Hilfiger to Publish Memoir with Random House
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:00:51 GMT


Jan 29, 2015--Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. , is pleased to announce that Tommy Hilfiger will publish a memoir with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House. In the book, Hilfiger will chronicle personal stories from his early childhood and formative years, his origins in the fashion industry, and the setbacks, triumphs, and sheer determination that drove him to build a multi-billion dollar global lifestyle brand.


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Coach tops 2Q profit forecasts
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:44:16 GMT


The New York-based company said it had profit of 66 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were 72 cents per share.


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Kerry Butler to join 'Clinton: The Musical' off-Broadway
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:44:17 GMT


The Tony Award-nominated star of "Xanadu" said Thursday she will play Hillary Rodham Clinton when the irreverent show "Clinton: The Musical" lands at New World Stages.


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Can IBDs Hang On to Independent Advisors?
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:29:58 GMT


RIA Leaders: Top 20 Firms for 2015 Over the years, Financial Planning has been striving to make the annual RIA Leaders list ever more rigorous, weeding out advisory firms that take commission, have registered reps, are owned by big stakeholders. This year's ranking calls out the most successful independent, fee-only players who have been able to say no to the big offers -- at least so far.


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Avon Hires J. Crew COO as New CFO
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:34:53 GMT


Avon Products Inc. said Wednesday it hired James Scully away from J. Crew Group Inc. to be its new chief financial officer. Mr. Scully has been J. Crew's chief operating officer for nearly two years and with the retailer for a decade.


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Aeropostale slashes clearance prices by 70% and more
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:44:37 GMT


Aeropostale slashes clearance prices by 70% and more. When you can get a Tokyo Darling long sleeve graphic tee originally priced to sell for $29.50 for only $1.99, it's time to shop! Look for all your favorites, including separates from the Bethany Mota collection and a great selection of bright spring camis, tanks and tees.


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Tips for Buying Evening Dresses
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:43:48 -0600


Choosing an evening dress can be a fun and relaxing task. An evening dress is usually very expensive, so you may want to take some precautions while choosing one for yourself. Some things to keep in mind are- • An evening dress must spell elegance.
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Learn More About Platinum Watches
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:44:43 -0600


Watches are made from almost any material nowadays, some of the more yuppie and trendy ones for youngsters are shaped in plastic, resin and alloys or compounds of metals. On the higher end, we have gold and platinum watches; crystal and diamond studded ones and sleek high-tech ones with leather and metal straps. The watch industry uses platinum mainly to manufacture cases and straps for high-end models with complex mechanical adjustments and movements.
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Learn More About Men's Watches
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:45:46 -0600


Watches are like personal statements; they don't have to be stone encrusted or have so many dials or give you an insight into the weather in some part of the world. For an office goer, it doesn't matter how much snow has fallen on a hilltop the previous weekend unless that hilltop is your place of work. Choosing the right watch can be difficult but a wrist can never be without one.
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The Best Designer Handbags When You Are in Your Forties
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:04:10 -0600


Fashion and style change with age. Wonder what type of designer handbag would suit you best when you are in your forties? Here is a look.
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Ala Moana Center owner General Growth spends $391.5M on Sears redevelopment project
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:15:24 GMT


Ala Moana Center owner General Growth Properties Inc. has spent $391.5 million so far on its redevelopment of a former Sears space at Hawaii's largest shopping mall, which will add some 340,000 square feet of new retail space, according to a public filing on Wednesday. Chicago-based General Growth said in its 2014 earnings report that the $573.2 million project is expected to be finished by the fourth quarter of this year.


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Whata s Right Meow: Forever 21 Collaborates with the ASPCA on a Pawesome Apparel Collection
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:05:47 GMT


One dollar from the sale of each sporty piece will be donated to the ASPCA to raise funds to help animal friends in need across the country. This collection marks the second time the animal welfare organization has collaborated with Forever 21. "We worked together previously in 2011 on a similar collection and the response was fantastic.


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Films about Yves Saint Laurent and jihadists lead French awards
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:29:10 -0500


Yves Saint-Laurent in Paris, France, on January 7, 2002A film about France's late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and another about a Malian family struggling under jihadist tyranny are leading the race for France's top movie awards to be handed out next month, the organisers said Wednesday. "Saint Laurent" and "Timbuktu" are among five French-produced films vying for the best picture trophy at the Cesar awards, which are announced in Paris on February 20, just two days before the Oscars ceremony in the United States. The Cesars field for the best foreign picture notably includes the Belgian movie "Two Days, One Night", with a Best Actress nomination for its French star Marion Cotillard -- who is in the running for a best actress Oscar.



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Paris haute couture: playful asymmetry at Jean Paul Gaultier
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:14:26 -0500


Jean Paul Gaultier Spring-Summer 2015The highly anticipated Spring-Summer 2015 haute couture collection from Jean Paul Gaultier debuted at the couturier's own space on the Rue Saint-Martin in Paris. Eccentric wedding gowns, natural inspirations, and an urban chic setting: the couturier ensured all the elements were in place for a great show. After bowing out of ready-to-wear last September to focus exclusively on haute couture, Jean Paul Gaultier was bound to attract the fashion world's undivided attention with this latest runway show. The couturier seems to have had fun playing with asymmetry, as much with the tailoring as with the materials and colors.



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Paris haute couture: ethereal and intricate creations at Frank Sorbier
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:33:30 -0500


Haute Couture SS15, Franck SorbierFollowing recent Facebook and Twitter posts by the French designer of exclusive pictures of work in progress at his design studio, on Wednesday the fruits of the house's efforts were presented for all to see. Frank Sorbier proved true to form after tweeting that Paris was in store for an explosion of color, pigments and fabrics. Luxuriant flora and fauna is emerging as a key trend on the Spring haute couture runways, and like Chanel and Viktor&Rolf, Sorbier certainly followed suit. This comes as no surprise since our feathered friends, especially the muscicapa, an ashy-breasted flycatcher, are the resident pets at the Sorbier design studio.



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Wedding bells and curlers at Gaultier for fashion week
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:30:28 -0500


A model presents a creation by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier as part of his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 fashion show in ParisBy Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Jean Paul Gaultier kicked off his haute couture show in Paris on Wednesday turning fashion on its head with a wedding gown - usually reserved as the final look - worn by a model with curlers in her hair. Set to a 1980s pop soundtrack that teased out Billy Idol's "White Wedding", the collection for Spring/Summer 2015 retained the French designer's characteristic humor and irreverence. Black satin, snakeskin, crinoline - all the mainstays of Gaultier's repertoire were mixed into this 61-look, mostly black and ivory collection that never felt trashy or out of date. The surprise finale was ex-supermodel Naomi Campbell wrapped up in what looked like shiny clear wrapping paper, a garland of orchids and ferns setting off the look.



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Paris haute couture: Viktor&Rolf's van Gogh girls
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:11:12 -0500


Haute Couture SS15, Viktor&RolfOn the penultimate day of Paris's ultimate luxury fashion extravaganza, the Dutch design duo took the much-tapped flowering fashion trend to the max, and went back to their roots in more ways than one. Inspired by the raw energy of Vincent van Gogh's exuberant depiction of the rural countryside, this season Viktor&Rolf's vision is decidedly bucolic. Flowerprint A-line babydoll dresses paired with straw hats and flip-flops formed the basis for a bevy of increasingly colorful and sculptural looks. Yet another nod to life in the country -- straw hats speared with sheaves of barley sought to create new "organic unity where hat and dress become one", according to Viktor&Rolf.



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Tommy Hilfiger Flower Marigold ~ new fragrance
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:56:02 GMT


Tommy Hilfiger has launched Hilfiger Woman Flower Marigold, a new fragrance for women. Hilfiger Woman Flower Marigold is a flanker to 2010 - s Hilfiger Woman , and follows 2013's Hilfiger Woman Flower Violet and 2014's Hilfiger Woman Flower Rose .


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HSN, Inc. Completes New $1.25 Billion Credit Facility; Declares...
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:51:21 GMT


HSN, Inc. Completes New $1.25 Billion Credit Facility; Declares $10.00 Per Share Special Cash Dividend and Announces 4 Million Share Repurchase Program ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 28, 2015 -- Interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a new $1.25 billion five-year credit facility, replacing its existing $600 million credit facility.


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Ralph Lauren's Secret For The Perfect Old Fashioned
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:41:43 GMT


Ralph Lauren has a funny, magical way of making you feel like you're on his relaxed Colorado cattle ranch and on the swanky Upper East Side at the same time. It's something only the 75-year-old fashion designer can do.


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The Designer Bag You Would Love to Buy in 2015
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:55:39 -0600


Wondering what are the best designer handbags of 2015? Here is a look at some of the handbags which will be popular.
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Bungalow Eight's Maithili Ahluwalia: Fashion power player
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:17:11 GMT


In the heart of Mumbai's historic quarter, a luxury emporium stocked with the finest India-inspired fashion and furnishings is putting the country on the global design map. The Bungalow Eight concept store has built a cult following since its inception in 2003, with its finely made kaftans and home decor attracting fans such as Madonna, Hilary Swank and Maggie Gyllenhaal, as well as Bollywood royalty.


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Bill tackles question: Should students pass citizenship test to earn a diploma?
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:02:36 GMT


When Lorena Riffo-Jenson votes in an election, she takes her daughters with her to the polls, hoping they will learn from the same example that she saw in her mother. For Riffo-Jenson, who immigrated to the United States with her family from Chile at age 13, civic engagement has been and always will be a family affair.


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Karl Lagerfeld takes viewers behind-the-scenes with Kendall Jenner
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:46:32 -0500


Karl Lagerfeld has released a behind-the-scenes video from the set of his campaign with Kendall Jenner.After confirming Kendall Jenner as his latest spokesmodel on January 22, Karl Lagerfeld has revealed a few visuals from the set of his new, very colorful campaign. After making her way into campaigns for Marc Jacobs (Spring-Summer 2015) and Estée Lauder (Little Black Primer), the brunette landed a gig strutting her stuff for Karl Lagerfeld. In the new behind-the-scenes video shared by the designer's label, Kendall Jenner appears somewhat transformed, wearing bangs and hair extensions. Kim Kardashian's half-sister is joined by equally in-demand supermodels: Chinese model Ming Xi, Russian model Sasha Luss and French male model Baptiste Giabiconi.



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Paris haute couture: fairytale shimmer at Elie Saab
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:01:12 -0500


Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2015The Lebanese designer presented his Spring-Summer 2015 haute couture collection at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris. Living up to his reputation, Elie Saab once again presented a series of stunning pieces that would be right at home in the most enchanting of fairy tales. Enchanted fantasy and nature have emerged as two recurring themes in the Spring-Summer 2015 haute couture collections, and the latest Elie Saab line is no exception to the trend.



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How To Choose The Right Watch?
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:51:23 -0600


We all pretend as if we are the best shoppers in the world, but let me remind you of all those instances where you have walked into a jewellery store and saw a watch that was shining like a diamond and you have bought it without asking or saying anything. Don't deny it because I know that we all have done such things in our lives.
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Bright spots exist after otherwise tough year in Albuquerque office sector
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:58:02 GMT


A positive spin among office brokers is that large blocks of vacated space have created opportunities for tenants, including new employers that are looking for space in Albuquerque. Gap Inc., for example, will absorb Class A office space at 4400 Masthead St. NE in the North I-25 submarket this year.


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Films about Yves Saint Laurent and life under jihadists lead French awards
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:41:54 -0500


Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint LaurentA film about France's late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and another about a Malian family struggling under jihadist tyranny are leading the race for France's top movie awards to be handed out next month, the organisers said Wednesday. "Saint Laurent" and "Timbuktu" are among five French-produced films vying for the best picture trophy at the Cesar awards, which are announced in Paris on February 20, just two days before the Oscars ceremony in the United States. The Cesars field for the best foreign picture notably includes the Belgian movie "Two Days, One Night", with a Best Actress nomination for its French star Marion Cotillard -- who is in the running for a best actress Oscar.



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Paris haute couture: fluid pleats at Giorgio Armani Privé
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:18:43 -0500


Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2015On Tuesday, January 27, the Italian couturier unveiled the Spring-Summer 2015 collection from his haute couture label, Armani Privé, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The venue was a fitting one, as each look reflects the influence of Japanese culture, along with an emphasis on themes and motifs inspired by nature. The influence of Japan is seen namely in the tailoring, which echoes certain elements of traditional Japanese dress. It's hard to understate the prominence of bamboo, a theme that ties together the Japanese influence and the natural one.



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Ximon Lee wins H&M Design Award 2015
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:27:43 -0500


Ximon Lee has won the latest H&M Design Award.The 24 year-old Hong Kong-raised graduate from Parsons in New York has become the first menswear designer to receive the high-street fashion retailer's prestigious award. His winning collection was presented on Tuesday at Stockholm Fashion Week. In addition to the runway show, Ximon's winnings include a €50,000 cash prize, and the chance to develop pieces from his collection to be sold at selected H&M stores and on www.hm.com in the Autumn.



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Fashion giant H&M to open more stores as profits soar
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:43:37 -0500


H&M plans to open 400 new stores this year.Swedish fashion giant H&M said Wednesday net profits for 2014 rose almost a fifth and pledged to speed up its global expansion. The strong earnings came on the back of a massive expansion, with the chain adding 379 stores mainly in the United States and China in 2014, bringing its total network to more than 3,500 outlets in 55 countries.



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Paris haute couture: strong shapes and high shine at Alexandre Vauthier
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:28:53 -0500


Haute Couture SS15 Alexandre VauthierAll eyes were on the French designer who was awarded the right to use the prestigious haute couture label last December. As his runway show at Rue Cambon on Tuesday proved, this is one man on a mission to flaunt his technical brilliance and cement his place among couture royalty.



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Under Armour taps former Nike exec to head footwear business
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:53:19 GMT


Peter Ruppe has become the sportswear maker's senior vice president of footwear, a role in which he will develop Under Armour's footwear strategy and drive commercialization of the brand's shoes. Ruppe's addition comes as Under Armour is working to grow its footwear segment larger than its apparel business, and its footwear sales have helped drive the brand's overall growth.


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Paris haute couture: Alexis Mabille
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:06:06 -0500


Haute Couture SS15, Alexis MabilleCelebrating the 10th anniversary of his eponymous label, the French designer "said it with flowers" at the Fondation Mona Bismarck Monday night in Paris. The Alexis Mabille show closed a hectic day that included presentations by Christian Dior, Schiaparelli and Giambattista Valli.



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Midriff 'the new cleavage' in Chanel show
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:33:52 -0500


Chanel 2015 Haute Couture Spring-Summer collectionChanel's haute couture view of the coming spring-summer season, revealed Tuesday, is distinctly storybook -- but with midriff-baring outfits proudly declaring that "the stomach is the new cleavage". They included "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart, Kris Jenner (mother of Kim Kardashian -- and of Kendall Jenner, one of the models in the Chanel show), French actress/singer Vanessa Paradis, South Korean rapper G-Dragon, and Dylan Penn, daughter of actors Sean Penn and Robin Wright. An easy look for the nymph-like models to carry off. For wealthy earth-bound Chanel customers, however, some serious abdominal work will first be in order, as designer Karl Lagerfeld himself admitted after the show.



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Georgia May Jagger is the latest face of Mulberry
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:17:28 -0500


Georgia May Jagger is the face of the Mulberry Spring-Summer 2015 collection.Mulberry hired the British-American supermodel as the star of its Spring-Summer 2015 campaign, which is set in the interior of a chic country home.



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Haute couture fashion week: Bouchra Jarrar
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:53:27 -0500


Bouchra Jarrar Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2015This Tuesday, January 27, the Parisian fashion house presented its Spring-Summer 2015 haute couture line just around the corner from the Arc de Triomphe. Coherent yet full of contrasts, the latest Bouchra Jarrar haute couture collection is urban yet traditional, feminine yet masculine. Alongside these more traditional materials, the fashion house also experiments with latex and pleather in this haute couture line, namely in pants.



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Lagerfeld's winter garden blooms for Chanel in Paris fashion week
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:39:21 -0500


A model presents a creation by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 fashion show for French fashion house Chanel in ParisBy Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Karl Lagerfeld's show for Chanel under the soaring glass canopy of the unheated Grand Palais on a chilly Tuesday in Paris majored on bare midriffs, a floral dreamscape and eye-popping shades of electric blue, tangerine and canary yellow. Life-sized grey paper buds opened to reveal exotic multi-colored blooms, and clusters of oversized hand-stitched flowers hanging heavily from hems of coats, exploding from shoulders or swinging from full skirts cut below the knee. "The new cleavage is the stomach," Lagerfeld said of his 73-piece Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Oversized bouquets of flowers - whether in eclectic combinations of blue, crimson and pink, or tangerine and red - sprung from the shoulders of dresses in periwinkle silk, or red and orange.



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Missouri Court of Appeals Further Restricts Arbitration Agreements
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:46:51 GMT


The Missouri Court of Appeals rang in the New Year by issuing an opinion that continues the trend in Missouri of restricting the enforceability of arbitration clauses. In light of this decision, employers should revisit their arbitration agreements to determine whether they are still enforceable under Missouri law.


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Sweetest candy shops
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:42:15 GMT


Looking to satisfy a real sweet tooth? Check out the world's absolute best candy stores. Feel like a kid again browsing through oversized lollipops and decadent chocolate.


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CubeSmart Cut to "Hold" at Evercore ISI
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:27:42 GMT


A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on YSI. Analysts at Raymond James upgraded shares of CubeSmart to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, January 8th.


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How To Make A Style Statement Through Leather Products
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:58:22 -0600


Leather products have always been associated with a sense of style and class. Since a long time, anybody could make a style statement with that perfect leather jacket, or stand part from the rest with a leather wallet. Leather goods manufacturers are now recognizing this changing trend and providing leather lovers with an opportunity to create their very own style statement with the new products today.
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The Buckle SVP Sells $1,250,750.00 in Stock
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:27:41 GMT


The Buckle SVP Patricia K. Whisler sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.03, for a total value of $1,250,750.00.


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Host An EPIC Clothing Swap
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:44:27 -0600


Clothing Swaps are becoming increasingly popular among women (and men!) of all ages. Recycle your old clothing in the most fun, social way possible and host an even of your own! Discover tips and tricks for having a successful event at any age and with any number of guests!
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Styling Different Salwar Kameez
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:26:29 -0600


Salwar kameez have been worn by women in India for many centuries. They are considered one of the most comfortable and versatile Indian garments and come in many different cuts, colors and designs. The best part about this kind of variety and versatility is that not only are their many different types to choose from, but they can also be worn for different occasions depending on how they are styled. Wearing a salwar kameez is actually the simplest way to get the traditional yet stylish Indian look without compromising on the comfort factor. What is more, it has never been easier to purchase salwar kameez of all types.
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What Is Your Shoe Clips Style?
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:18 -0600


Shoe clips are growing in popularity with women around the world offering the opportunity to completely transform a shoe into something new and exciting. You can take just about any pair of shoes, even your favorite ones that are starting to wear and create a masterpiece that you can wear when going out to the office with a simple clip. Shoe clips come in a range of choices from different designs to various colors, so you can really choose the ones you feel are the best match for you.
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Gigi Hadid: I Won't Stop Eating Hamburgers Just Because I'm a Model
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:18:01 GMT


"When I walked into IMG [her modeling agency], my one thing was like, 'I'll be fit. I've always been an athlete my whole life but there's one thing I will not even do if it means turning away a dream of mine and that is to be too thin,'" Hadid, 19, told me at The Daily Front Row 's Fashion Los Angeles Awards, where she was named Model of the Year.


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Raf Simons goes psychedelic at Christian Dior haute couture
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:19:24 -0500


A model presents a creation by Belgian designer Raf Simons as part of his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 fashion show for French fashion house Christian Dior in ParisBy Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - Christian Dior went psychedelic on Monday, kicking off the first full day of Haute Couture week in Paris with a collection mixing styles, prints and fabrics reminiscent of the 1960s and 1970s. Raf Simons, the French brand's designer for nearly three years, said he was inspired by "the romance of a near past, when space-age and mind-expanding ideas of a future felt full of possibilities for society, pop culture and fashion".



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The models to follow on Instagram
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:35:16 -0500


Karlie Kloss on InstagramWhich fashion models have the most inspiring Instagram profiles? Follow them during their whirlwind week at Paris Haute Couture. Runway regular Karlie Kloss, who was spotted at Paris Haute Couture week's inaugural Atelier Versace show on Sunday night, has clearly had a fun-packed weekend. The American model and face of L'Oréal Paris packed in some sightseeing in the French capital with her brother, proving modeling is about working hard and playing hard.



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Paris haute couture: Yiqing Yin
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:42:57 -0500


Paris Haute Couture SS15 Yiqing YinIn the words of Chinese-born, Paris-raised designer Yiqing Yin, her latest collection entitled "Oxymoron" marks a "turning point" in her career. This collection illustrates a newfound harmony.



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Paris haute couture: La Perla Atelier
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:04:25 -0500


Naomi Campbell in La Perla Atelier Lingerie SS15The Italian luxury lingerie label unveiled a sophisticated "peek-a-boo" collection in the intimate salon setting of Paris's Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild. The show was attended by former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld and featured a guest runway appearance from 44-year-old supermodel Naomi Campbell.



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