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) — ┬áPosing 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. […]

Palestinian designer for rich and famous pops up in W.Bank

by Shatha Yaish RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories(AFP) — Rami Kashou’s designs are worn by Hollywood stars and royalty but for the past few days he has been back home in the occupied West Bank rather than London, Paris or New York. As on most days, Yasser Arafat Square in central Ramallah was crowded with pedestrians, taxis with screaming horns and fruit sellers lugging their goods on carts. But tucked behind a nondescript door another world beckoned: […]

Fendi models walk on water in Rome’s Trevi fountain

by Ella IDE ROME, Italy (AFP) — Shimmering models wearing the latest creations by Fendi appeared to walk on water Thursday at a fairytale show in Rome’s Trevi fountain to mark the luxury fashion house’s 90th anniversary. Above the sparkling waters of the Baroque fountain, models wearing hand-painted dresses in pale pink, blue and cream, adorned with hand-stitched flowers or starlit scenes, glided across a transparent catwalk in the basin. The soft, luxurious collection of […]

Four things we’ve learned from Paris men’s fashion week

by Fiachra GIBBONS PARIS, France (AFP) — As the last of the Paris menswear collections go down runways Sunday, we survey the big themes of the week’s fashion shows. Fashion (still) loves England They may have plunged themselves and the world’s financial markets into crisis with Thursday’s Brexit vote, but everybody still loves the English — or their style at least. From Dior’s black-clad boot boys to Louis Vuitton’s rakish colonial artistos, British influences where […]

Ten rolls of toilet paper make up this year’s winning wedding dress look

NEW YORK CITY, New York (Reuters ) — Shopping for a wedding dress can be both challenging and time consuming, but the 12th annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest spawned a more creative twist to bridal attire with ten contestants flushed with excitement. The competition, held by Cheap Chic Weddings and six-year sponsor Charmin, featured 10 out of the 1,500 designer candidates who applied. Contestants were only allowed to use toilet paper, glue, tape, and […]

Diamond-encrusted Hermes handbag sold for record $300,000

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — A diamond-encrusted crocodile-skin Hermes handbag with white gold details has broken the record for the world’s most expensive ever sold at auction, fetching nearly $300,000 at a Hong Kong sale. The rare Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 went to an unknown phone bidder late Monday for HK$2.32 million ($298,655), beating a pre-sale estimate of $2 million, the auction house Christie’s said. “It was the world record price for any […]

Sao Paulo Fashion Week wraps up Summer 2017 shows

(Reuters) — Latin America┬┤s largest fashion week wrapped up in Sao Paulo on Friday (April 29), as one of the first events of its kind in the world to unveil upcoming Summer 2017 collections. Playing on the theme of “Hands Worthy of Gold,” the 41st edition of Sao Paulo Fashion Week celebrates the human capacity to reinvent and create anew. Featured designer, Patricia Bonaldi, for example told Vogue that Brazil is living in such a […]

Largest collection of Monroe memorabilia set for sale

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, United States (Reuters) – The world’s largest private collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia will go up for auction in November, with stage costumes from movies “Some Like it Hot” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business” expected to fetch up to $400,000. Julien’s Auctions said that the collection, owned by Briton David Gainsborough Roberts, is conservatively valued at around $3 million. As well as several costumes and personal wardrobe pieces owned by […]

Large green and blue diamonds on display in Hong Kong ahead of auction

HONG KONG, China – A 5.03-carat green diamond, believed to be the largest ever to appear on the market, was the highlight of Christie’s Hong Kong 30th anniversary celebrations on Thursday (March 31). Called the ‘Aurora Green’ the natural fancy vivid green diamond is expected to fetch between USD 16-20 million when it goes on the block in Kong Kong on May 31. Christie’s Asia Pacific Chairman, Francois Curiel said green diamonds were the rarest […]