Fashion

Massa close to Williams return – media reports

(REUTERS) – Formula One’s post-season shake-up took another spin on Tuesday (December 20) as Valtteri Bottas moved closer to Mercedes and Felipe Massa’s retirement looked to be coming to an end. Canadian Lance Stroll, still just 18, will be making his race debut but his team mate remains uncertain following the surprise retirement of Mercedes’ newly-crowned world champion Nico Rosberg. Bottas, who has been at Williams since 2013, is the favourite to replace Rosberg as […]

Designer Carolina Herrera is honored at Lincoln Center’s Corporate Fund Fashion Gala

NEW YORK CITY, United States (Reuters) — Veteran designer Carolina Herrera was honored by the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund on Tuesday (December 6) for her 35-year and counting, contribution to the fashion industry. Herrera was presented with “The Women’s Leadership Award” by Harper’s BAZAAR editor in chief, Glenda Bailey. “Coming from Lincoln Center, I think is one of the cultural places of New York, it means a lot,” said Herrera on the red carpet. A […]

Coloured diamonds fetch strong prices at Sotheby’s

      GENEVE, Switzerland (Reuters) — Coloured diamonds fetched high prices on Wednesday (November 16) at Sotheby’s semi-annual jewel sale, with rare and large pink and blue stones finding new owners who paid in the double-digit millions for “rare treasures”. A step-cut fancy intense pink diamond weighing 17.07 carats, set in a ring between triangular diamonds, netted $20.8 million, far exceeding its estimate of $12 to $15 million, to become the top lot. “The […]

Valentino flaunts Spring-Summer collection at Paris fashion week

PARIS, France (Reuters) —¬†Frills, florals and full-length were the order of the day as Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli presented the label’s Spring/Summer 2017 women’s ready-to-wear in Paris on Sunday (October 2). Models hit the catwalk in the French capital’s Hotel de Rothschild wearing high-necked, long-sleeved ensembles in warm pinks and yellows. The demure air extended to hair and make up, which was kept soft and natural. Piccioli’s inspiration was a “punk idea of humanism” […]

Valentino flaunts Spring-Summer collection at Paris fashion week

Frills, florals and full-length were the order of the day as Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli presented the label’s Spring/Summer 2017 women’s ready-to-wear in Paris on Sunday (October 2). Models hit the catwalk in the French capital’s Hotel de Rothschild wearing high-necked, long-sleeved ensembles in warm pinks and yellows. The demure air extended to hair and make up, which was kept soft and natural. Piccioli’s inspiration was a “punk idea of humanism” according to the […]

Dolce & Gabbana gets Milan dancing to tropical beat

by Angus MACKINNON MILAN, Italy (AFP) — It was coconuts all round as Dolce & Gabbana unveiled a tropically-tinted collection for next spring and summer with a typically joyful show in Milan on Sunday. At a time when all the talk is of the action on the street outside becoming more important than what goes on the catwalk, the Sicilian duo took the logical step of bringing the street inside. As the assembled audience sipped […]

Gucci stages a kaleidoscopic fairytale at Milan fashion week

MILANY, Italy (Reuters) — Italy’s Gucci staged a kaleidoscopic fairytale on Monday (September 21) in one of the first catwalks showcasing women’s spring and summer 2017 collections in Milan’s fashion week. In the magic lanterns collection, layered and ruffled gowns, gold decorations and outfits echoing a hippy style took centre stage. Dragons, jelly fish, tigers, herons and parrots decorated coats and dresses and two zebras stood on a big orange fur coat. To the beat […]

Mulberry brings a winter feel to London Fashion Week

LONDON, England (Reuters) — Mulberry creative director Johnny Coca presented his second show for the fashion powerhouse at London Fashion Week on Sunday (18th September). The SS17 collection featured tea-dresses, blazer inspired jackets and a a typical wintery palette transposed for spring. The colours were all in traditional school-uniform shades of burgundy and navy. The collection showed lots of stripes and flamboyant ruffles. Some of the collection will be in stores from February. Founded in […]

Marilyn Monroe’s dress from JFK birthday performance up for auction

NEW YORK, United States (Reuters) — The skin-tight dress Marilyn Monroe wore for her sultry rendition of “Happy Birthday” before then U.S. President John F. Kennedy at a 1962 gala will go on sale at an auction in November, the company behind the event said on Wednesday (September 07). Jean Louis designed the dress covered in sequins that Monroe, one of the 20th century’s most famous sex symbols, wore when she shed her fur coat […]

Shaping Your Style: A Guide to Accentuating Your Best Asset

By Kristine Mariano (Eagle News Service, Washington DC) Have you ever struggled to find your style or the perfect clothing that fits your body? Have you ever wanted to create the wardrobe of your dreams but do not know where to start and what to get rid of? Do you want to know how to appreciate the body that you were blessed with? The first few steps in answering these questions are to identify, be […]

Street style trend turns young Egyptians into social media stars

CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) — ¬†Posing in a Cairo street is all in a day’s work for young Egyptian Fouad Hegazy. But he isn’t being snapped for an ad campaign or a fashion magazine, he’s part of a trend in Egypt known as ‘famous people’. He’s among a growing number of young men who are involved in the Egyptian street style scene, snapping their looks and sharing them with their thousands of followers on social media. […]