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Why Princess Diana's '90s style looks as good now as it did bac

Why Princess Diana's '90s style looks as good now as it did back then

There is a photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales, taken in August 1997 during a trip to Bosnia. She is wearing one of the most utilitarian outfits she was ever seen in during her years in the public eye, and yet it may be the most perfect: a loose white cotton shirt – cuffs pulled up to reveal bronzed arms – high-waisted, stonewashed jeans, a tan belt and, out of shot, Tod’s loafers.

Diana took to wearing riffs on this ensemble during the 1990s. Often, she would add a tailored blazer in navy or houndstooth. The shirt could be replaced with a cream knit, or she might swap the jeans for chinos or jodhpurs (too elegant to save for riding – which she didn’t enjoy anyway).

It is a way of dressing so timeless and ageless that you are as likely to see it replicated now, two decades later, on a 20-something student as on a 60-something lady from the Home Counties.

At the polo in 1981, the month before her wedding CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

At first, it was only when she...


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  • 05 Jan 2018
    Bomb Cyclone Be Damned! 4 Seriously Chic Ways to Layer This Winter There are cold, wintry days, and then there are days when you’re hit with a bomb cyclone, or the foot of snow and Arctic chill that ravaged the Northeast this week. In moments like these, fashion tends to take a back seat—no longer will your thin cashmere sweaters and slightly cropped jeans suffice! Or so you thought. In truth, there is an easy way to keep wearing your favorite pieces come snow, sleet, or even bomb cyclones: Instead of layering endlessly outward with puffer jackets and enormous knitwear, turn attention to your base layers. Simply swap your dainty intimates for thicker-grade items, and add a layer of wool, cashmere, or Uniqlo HeatTech between you and your favorite tee. Here, four next-level layering tricks (and a quick visual guide!) to keep you cozy yet chic all season long. Read more at: http://www.queeniebridesmaid.co.uk/one-shoulder-bridesmaid-dresses-uk http://www.queeniebridesmaid.co.uk/green-bridesmaid-dresses
    152 Posted by mercyonemy
  • Bomb Cyclone Be Damned! 4 Seriously Chic Ways to Layer This Winter There are cold, wintry days, and then there are days when you’re hit with a bomb cyclone, or the foot of snow and Arctic chill that ravaged the Northeast this week. In moments like these, fashion tends to take a back seat—no longer will your thin cashmere sweaters and slightly cropped jeans suffice! Or so you thought. In truth, there is an easy way to keep wearing your favorite pieces come snow, sleet, or even bomb cyclones: Instead of layering endlessly outward with puffer jackets and enormous knitwear, turn attention to your base layers. Simply swap your dainty intimates for thicker-grade items, and add a layer of wool, cashmere, or Uniqlo HeatTech between you and your favorite tee. Here, four next-level layering tricks (and a quick visual guide!) to keep you cozy yet chic all season long. Read more at: http://www.queeniebridesmaid.co.uk/one-shoulder-bridesmaid-dresses-uk http://www.queeniebridesmaid.co.uk/green-bridesmaid-dresses
    Jan 05, 2018 152
  • 03 Jan 2018
    Fashion Institute of Technology’s Library Gets a Makeover Even with the boundless wonders of the internet, many students writing papers are daunted by the fear of research: where to begin, how to begin, which library to use and so on.But for Bethany Gingrich, 26, starting to write a thesis about Erte, the Russian-French illustrator and designer, was thrilling.Ms. Gingrich, a second-year graduate student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, works in Special Collections and College Archives, a unit of F.I.T.’s Gladys Marcus Library, which is on the fourth floor of the school’s Manhattan campus and is nicknamed Sparc. She has relied on autobiographies and biographies as well as Erte’s sketches to get the right information.“It was really my introduction to Erte through the sketch collection at Sparc which led me to further exploration of his work,” Ms. Gingrich said. “Having the physical resources on site and available means the world of difference.” These resources were recently upgraded, with a sleek $3.6 million renovation designed by Samuel Anderson Architects and unveiled in the fall. Sparc was expanded from 3,500 square feet to 6,100 square feet and now has a 1,000-square-foot mechanical room. New compact shelving, which provides more storage space and climate-controlled storage with sliding steel shelves, allow for better protection of rare and in some cases fragile fashion documents and prototypes. Read more at:blue bridesmaid dresses uk | white bridesmaid dresses uk
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  • Fashion Institute of Technology’s Library Gets a Makeover Even with the boundless wonders of the internet, many students writing papers are daunted by the fear of research: where to begin, how to begin, which library to use and so on.But for Bethany Gingrich, 26, starting to write a thesis about Erte, the Russian-French illustrator and designer, was thrilling.Ms. Gingrich, a second-year graduate student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, works in Special Collections and College Archives, a unit of F.I.T.’s Gladys Marcus Library, which is on the fourth floor of the school’s Manhattan campus and is nicknamed Sparc. She has relied on autobiographies and biographies as well as Erte’s sketches to get the right information.“It was really my introduction to Erte through the sketch collection at Sparc which led me to further exploration of his work,” Ms. Gingrich said. “Having the physical resources on site and available means the world of difference.” These resources were recently upgraded, with a sleek $3.6 million renovation designed by Samuel Anderson Architects and unveiled in the fall. Sparc was expanded from 3,500 square feet to 6,100 square feet and now has a 1,000-square-foot mechanical room. New compact shelving, which provides more storage space and climate-controlled storage with sliding steel shelves, allow for better protection of rare and in some cases fragile fashion documents and prototypes. Read more at:blue bridesmaid dresses uk | white bridesmaid dresses uk
    Jan 03, 2018 110
  • 01 Jan 2018
    Why big earrings are the secret to outfit magic this season Weaving through the market stalls in Paris’s Porte de Clignancourt, a storefront was stacked up high with candy-coloured geometric Yves Saint Laurent studs with matching necklaces, gold Chanel logo pieces and clusters of Miriam Haskell floral bouquet brooches. I caught sight of a pair of gold Christian Lacroix earrings, vivid with red and green stones, shimmying at me across the way. The oversized faux baroque pearls cheerfully tinkled as I held them up to my ears. They managed to give my jet-lagged visage that hard-to-come-by luminosity – earrings that large frame the face and attract the light. Such was their weight that the sales assistant recommended using Blu Tack to keep them on my ears. The sensible pearl studs to the little black dress these were not. Live a little, they whispered to me (and to my bank account, because vintage Lacroix does not come cheap). They immediately relegated my tastefully inconspicuous studs to a sentimental past – my earring-wearing era started early. Knowing that I would eventually implore my mother to allow me to get my ears pierced, she had an unorthodox approach, cutting straight to the chase and sending me to have it done as a child, before I had time to be aware of how painful it might be. But still being pre-adolescent meant the earrings of choice were tiny hoops or golden ball studs, and miniature stars for nice family dinners out. So grown-up fare of shoulder-sweeping danglers, like a sculptural pair from Marni that ascended up my earlobes, or waspy opaque mint-coloured crystal waterfalls on sale at J.Crew, were a welcome exchange, a hot-key to grown-up glamour. Why wear some daintily pretty floral buttons on your lobes when the universally flattering oversized earrings commanded an admiring double-take, hair flicked over in a side part all the better to show them? They have the power to elevate and make evening-appropriate (under certain circumstances) a T-shirt and jeans pairing, and moonlight as a conversation-starter, too: many a time someone has approached me to admire my exuberant Lawrence Vrba clip-ons or Lucy Folk gold crochet earrings. A quick flick through the spring/summer ’17 runways stacks up the evidence for the strength of big earrings – Dolce & Gabbana, long-time arbiters of more-is-more, regularly show off shoulder-dusters paired with ornate headpieces. And because we’re living in an Instagram age, they’re perfect for the selfie, the angled-head mirror shot, or uploaded runway details. Hits during the fashion weeks included Delpozo pailette earrings that were so long they grazed the neckline, and romantically crafty trawlers from Rodarte. Even minimalist Jil Sander added a cascade of crystals to models’ lobes. Should glisten and shine not be your thing, Altuzarra’s chic rockabillies sported twisted hoop earrings and Alexander Calder-esque mobiles dangled at Proenza Schouler. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses | black bridesmaid dresses uk
    128 Posted by mercyonemy
  • Why big earrings are the secret to outfit magic this season Weaving through the market stalls in Paris’s Porte de Clignancourt, a storefront was stacked up high with candy-coloured geometric Yves Saint Laurent studs with matching necklaces, gold Chanel logo pieces and clusters of Miriam Haskell floral bouquet brooches. I caught sight of a pair of gold Christian Lacroix earrings, vivid with red and green stones, shimmying at me across the way. The oversized faux baroque pearls cheerfully tinkled as I held them up to my ears. They managed to give my jet-lagged visage that hard-to-come-by luminosity – earrings that large frame the face and attract the light. Such was their weight that the sales assistant recommended using Blu Tack to keep them on my ears. The sensible pearl studs to the little black dress these were not. Live a little, they whispered to me (and to my bank account, because vintage Lacroix does not come cheap). They immediately relegated my tastefully inconspicuous studs to a sentimental past – my earring-wearing era started early. Knowing that I would eventually implore my mother to allow me to get my ears pierced, she had an unorthodox approach, cutting straight to the chase and sending me to have it done as a child, before I had time to be aware of how painful it might be. But still being pre-adolescent meant the earrings of choice were tiny hoops or golden ball studs, and miniature stars for nice family dinners out. So grown-up fare of shoulder-sweeping danglers, like a sculptural pair from Marni that ascended up my earlobes, or waspy opaque mint-coloured crystal waterfalls on sale at J.Crew, were a welcome exchange, a hot-key to grown-up glamour. Why wear some daintily pretty floral buttons on your lobes when the universally flattering oversized earrings commanded an admiring double-take, hair flicked over in a side part all the better to show them? They have the power to elevate and make evening-appropriate (under certain circumstances) a T-shirt and jeans pairing, and moonlight as a conversation-starter, too: many a time someone has approached me to admire my exuberant Lawrence Vrba clip-ons or Lucy Folk gold crochet earrings. A quick flick through the spring/summer ’17 runways stacks up the evidence for the strength of big earrings – Dolce & Gabbana, long-time arbiters of more-is-more, regularly show off shoulder-dusters paired with ornate headpieces. And because we’re living in an Instagram age, they’re perfect for the selfie, the angled-head mirror shot, or uploaded runway details. Hits during the fashion weeks included Delpozo pailette earrings that were so long they grazed the neckline, and romantically crafty trawlers from Rodarte. Even minimalist Jil Sander added a cascade of crystals to models’ lobes. Should glisten and shine not be your thing, Altuzarra’s chic rockabillies sported twisted hoop earrings and Alexander Calder-esque mobiles dangled at Proenza Schouler. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses | black bridesmaid dresses uk
    Jan 01, 2018 128
  • 27 Dec 2017
    Fashion’s unlikely looks of 2017 – triple-shirting, Corbyn tees and a $150 paperclip The bath towel v the bathrobe It was a terrible year for famous men and bathrobes, but a great year for women and towels. Bathwear – or bath-leisure as one magazine called it – became a gendered battleground. With Rihanna in an Emilio Pucci head-towel on Paris Vogue’s cover and Rita Ora in Palomo Spain bathwear at the MTV Europe Music awards, women and towels tipped it away from the alleged bathrobed misdeeds of Harvey Weinstein, Dustin Hoffman and others. A Doncaster fencing company When the Heras T-shirt, designed and sold by London bootleg streetwear company Sports Banger, appeared online, it took a fair amount of Googling to reveal that it was the logo of a Doncaster-based company that makes the temporary fences seen at festivals. Sports Banger’s Jon Wright designed it because he was feeling nostalgic for his youth. Corbyn T-shirts Advertisement If Jeremy Corbyn’s silver shell suit caused hysteria in 2016, there was little hope that the fashions of 2017 could resist him. And so it proved as he ended up as the face of the British bootleg industry, appearing on all sorts of DIY T-shirts. The best was probably the Corbyn Nike one (now in the V&A), a mashup that replaced the “Just do it” slogan with the Labour leader’s name. And also worked as a pun on “Corbynite/Nike”. Sort of. Not. A £145 paperclip Prada usually takes a backseat when it comes to self-referential irony. This year, its £145 paperclip changed all that. It was a money-clip that looked like a paperclip. Pointless, weird and geared towards the 1%, it was also symptomatic of fashion finding joy, and profit, in the mundane. As we career towards a cashless economy, a money clip will become positively nostalgic. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses | grey bridesmaid dresses
    121 Posted by mercyonemy
  • Fashion’s unlikely looks of 2017 – triple-shirting, Corbyn tees and a $150 paperclip The bath towel v the bathrobe It was a terrible year for famous men and bathrobes, but a great year for women and towels. Bathwear – or bath-leisure as one magazine called it – became a gendered battleground. With Rihanna in an Emilio Pucci head-towel on Paris Vogue’s cover and Rita Ora in Palomo Spain bathwear at the MTV Europe Music awards, women and towels tipped it away from the alleged bathrobed misdeeds of Harvey Weinstein, Dustin Hoffman and others. A Doncaster fencing company When the Heras T-shirt, designed and sold by London bootleg streetwear company Sports Banger, appeared online, it took a fair amount of Googling to reveal that it was the logo of a Doncaster-based company that makes the temporary fences seen at festivals. Sports Banger’s Jon Wright designed it because he was feeling nostalgic for his youth. Corbyn T-shirts Advertisement If Jeremy Corbyn’s silver shell suit caused hysteria in 2016, there was little hope that the fashions of 2017 could resist him. And so it proved as he ended up as the face of the British bootleg industry, appearing on all sorts of DIY T-shirts. The best was probably the Corbyn Nike one (now in the V&A), a mashup that replaced the “Just do it” slogan with the Labour leader’s name. And also worked as a pun on “Corbynite/Nike”. Sort of. Not. A £145 paperclip Prada usually takes a backseat when it comes to self-referential irony. This year, its £145 paperclip changed all that. It was a money-clip that looked like a paperclip. Pointless, weird and geared towards the 1%, it was also symptomatic of fashion finding joy, and profit, in the mundane. As we career towards a cashless economy, a money clip will become positively nostalgic. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses | grey bridesmaid dresses
    Dec 27, 2017 121
  • 25 Dec 2017
    Best fashion Boxing Day sale deals online and from the high street you can buy NOW Boxing Day sales are here as major online and high street fashion retailers gear up for one of the biggest discount events on the calendar. The longstanding shopping event is still a key time for many retailers, despite Black Friday 's increasing popularity among consumers over the years, and new data from PriceSpy suggests that Boxing Day will overtake Christmas Day in terms of online traffic, compared to previous years. Olof Karp, from PriceSpy, said: “ It’s unsurprising that Boxing Day will overtake Christmas Day as the most popular day for online shopping in December. Whilst Black Friday saw prices drop, on average, 43%, many retailers opted out of the flash sale event. Indicating that they’re perhaps wanting to go back to the UK tradition of beginning December sales on Boxing Day.” But Karp adds a word of warning to shoppers after a good deal, "Don't be lulled into the false economy that prices are actually cheaper on Boxing Day than at other times during December or January.” While the sales are a great opportunity for consumers to invest in some key on-trend items for less, it's important not to fall into the classic sale shopping traps. Which is why we've created a few foolproof do's and don'ts below as well as rounding up the best of the sales from all the major high street fashion retailers Read more at:.white bridesmaid dresses | blue bridesmaid dresses uk
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  • Best fashion Boxing Day sale deals online and from the high street you can buy NOW Boxing Day sales are here as major online and high street fashion retailers gear up for one of the biggest discount events on the calendar. The longstanding shopping event is still a key time for many retailers, despite Black Friday 's increasing popularity among consumers over the years, and new data from PriceSpy suggests that Boxing Day will overtake Christmas Day in terms of online traffic, compared to previous years. Olof Karp, from PriceSpy, said: “ It’s unsurprising that Boxing Day will overtake Christmas Day as the most popular day for online shopping in December. Whilst Black Friday saw prices drop, on average, 43%, many retailers opted out of the flash sale event. Indicating that they’re perhaps wanting to go back to the UK tradition of beginning December sales on Boxing Day.” But Karp adds a word of warning to shoppers after a good deal, "Don't be lulled into the false economy that prices are actually cheaper on Boxing Day than at other times during December or January.” While the sales are a great opportunity for consumers to invest in some key on-trend items for less, it's important not to fall into the classic sale shopping traps. Which is why we've created a few foolproof do's and don'ts below as well as rounding up the best of the sales from all the major high street fashion retailers Read more at:.white bridesmaid dresses | blue bridesmaid dresses uk
    Dec 25, 2017 142
  • 22 Dec 2017
    Super Yaya’s Rym Beydoun Sees the Future of FashionClaim to Fame Ms. Beydoun is a well-documented fashion plate and the force behind Super Yaya, a worldly label that is equal parts Supreme and Dakar street style. The brand has developed a cult following for its cheeky graphics, including a T-shirt with “100% Africosmic” emblazoned across the chest. (The label’s spring collection will be sold at boutiques like Opening Ceremony and Maryam Nassir Zadeh.) “I really want the brand to be spontaneous,” she said. “If down the line I want to make tires, I want it to be possible, you know?” Big Break A 2013 graduate of Central Saint Martins, Ms. Beydoun designed a final thesis collection that consisted of veils and custom Nike sneakers encased in sandals. Her eclectic approach caught the attention of The Sunday Times of London and led to a job at a fashion house in Dubai called Shashamahné (now closed), where Ms. Beydoun designed abayas. “I’ve always loved clothing,” she said, “but I never really was interested in fashion.” Latest Project In January, she will release a branded notebook with stickers and a calendar featuring colorful images of family and friends wearing Super Yaya designs at various hometown haunts. “The brand is very visual,” she said. “So, as long as you get some kind of universal language out there, whatever you make people get.” Next Thing Ms. Beydoun wants to enter the grocery business. In addition to her label’s e-commerce “superstore,” she plans to create a digital supermarket stocking items sourced from throughout West Africa. “I want to sell all my references straight up on the website,” she said. Modernist Magic Most of her design influences come from the oft-overlooked masterpieces of African modernism, including Abidjan’s former city hall designed by the French architect Henri Chomette. “Yaya seeks to translate this ideology through clothing by combining the contemporary and the traditional, the East and the West, and the colonized and the colonizer,” she said. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses uk | navy bridesmaid dresses uk
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  • Super Yaya’s Rym Beydoun Sees the Future of FashionClaim to Fame Ms. Beydoun is a well-documented fashion plate and the force behind Super Yaya, a worldly label that is equal parts Supreme and Dakar street style. The brand has developed a cult following for its cheeky graphics, including a T-shirt with “100% Africosmic” emblazoned across the chest. (The label’s spring collection will be sold at boutiques like Opening Ceremony and Maryam Nassir Zadeh.) “I really want the brand to be spontaneous,” she said. “If down the line I want to make tires, I want it to be possible, you know?” Big Break A 2013 graduate of Central Saint Martins, Ms. Beydoun designed a final thesis collection that consisted of veils and custom Nike sneakers encased in sandals. Her eclectic approach caught the attention of The Sunday Times of London and led to a job at a fashion house in Dubai called Shashamahné (now closed), where Ms. Beydoun designed abayas. “I’ve always loved clothing,” she said, “but I never really was interested in fashion.” Latest Project In January, she will release a branded notebook with stickers and a calendar featuring colorful images of family and friends wearing Super Yaya designs at various hometown haunts. “The brand is very visual,” she said. “So, as long as you get some kind of universal language out there, whatever you make people get.” Next Thing Ms. Beydoun wants to enter the grocery business. In addition to her label’s e-commerce “superstore,” she plans to create a digital supermarket stocking items sourced from throughout West Africa. “I want to sell all my references straight up on the website,” she said. Modernist Magic Most of her design influences come from the oft-overlooked masterpieces of African modernism, including Abidjan’s former city hall designed by the French architect Henri Chomette. “Yaya seeks to translate this ideology through clothing by combining the contemporary and the traditional, the East and the West, and the colonized and the colonizer,” she said. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses uk | navy bridesmaid dresses uk
    Dec 22, 2017 122
  • 22 Dec 2017
    Super Yaya’s Rym Beydoun Sees the Future of FashionClaim to Fame Ms. Beydoun is a well-documented fashion plate and the force behind Super Yaya, a worldly label that is equal parts Supreme and Dakar street style. The brand has developed a cult following for its cheeky graphics, including a T-shirt with “100% Africosmic” emblazoned across the chest. (The label’s spring collection will be sold at boutiques like Opening Ceremony and Maryam Nassir Zadeh.) “I really want the brand to be spontaneous,” she said. “If down the line I want to make tires, I want it to be possible, you know?” Big Break A 2013 graduate of Central Saint Martins, Ms. Beydoun designed a final thesis collection that consisted of veils and custom Nike sneakers encased in sandals. Her eclectic approach caught the attention of The Sunday Times of London and led to a job at a fashion house in Dubai called Shashamahné (now closed), where Ms. Beydoun designed abayas. “I’ve always loved clothing,” she said, “but I never really was interested in fashion.” Latest Project In January, she will release a branded notebook with stickers and a calendar featuring colorful images of family and friends wearing Super Yaya designs at various hometown haunts. “The brand is very visual,” she said. “So, as long as you get some kind of universal language out there, whatever you make people get.” Next Thing Ms. Beydoun wants to enter the grocery business. In addition to her label’s e-commerce “superstore,” she plans to create a digital supermarket stocking items sourced from throughout West Africa. “I want to sell all my references straight up on the website,” she said. Modernist Magic Most of her design influences come from the oft-overlooked masterpieces of African modernism, including Abidjan’s former city hall designed by the French architect Henri Chomette. “Yaya seeks to translate this ideology through clothing by combining the contemporary and the traditional, the East and the West, and the colonized and the colonizer,” she said. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses uk | navy bridesmaid dresses uk
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  • Super Yaya’s Rym Beydoun Sees the Future of FashionClaim to Fame Ms. Beydoun is a well-documented fashion plate and the force behind Super Yaya, a worldly label that is equal parts Supreme and Dakar street style. The brand has developed a cult following for its cheeky graphics, including a T-shirt with “100% Africosmic” emblazoned across the chest. (The label’s spring collection will be sold at boutiques like Opening Ceremony and Maryam Nassir Zadeh.) “I really want the brand to be spontaneous,” she said. “If down the line I want to make tires, I want it to be possible, you know?” Big Break A 2013 graduate of Central Saint Martins, Ms. Beydoun designed a final thesis collection that consisted of veils and custom Nike sneakers encased in sandals. Her eclectic approach caught the attention of The Sunday Times of London and led to a job at a fashion house in Dubai called Shashamahné (now closed), where Ms. Beydoun designed abayas. “I’ve always loved clothing,” she said, “but I never really was interested in fashion.” Latest Project In January, she will release a branded notebook with stickers and a calendar featuring colorful images of family and friends wearing Super Yaya designs at various hometown haunts. “The brand is very visual,” she said. “So, as long as you get some kind of universal language out there, whatever you make people get.” Next Thing Ms. Beydoun wants to enter the grocery business. In addition to her label’s e-commerce “superstore,” she plans to create a digital supermarket stocking items sourced from throughout West Africa. “I want to sell all my references straight up on the website,” she said. Modernist Magic Most of her design influences come from the oft-overlooked masterpieces of African modernism, including Abidjan’s former city hall designed by the French architect Henri Chomette. “Yaya seeks to translate this ideology through clothing by combining the contemporary and the traditional, the East and the West, and the colonized and the colonizer,” she said. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses uk | navy bridesmaid dresses uk
    Dec 22, 2017 154
  • 20 Dec 2017
    Cargo pants are the new jeans. “Denim has had a slowdown,” MatchesFashion.com’s buying director Natalie Kingham recently told Vogue. Are you surprised? Over the course of 2017 everything that could possibly happen to a pair of jeans did—including being deconstructed to their bare seams. In denim’s wake, a new look has emerged. Loose, comfortable cargo pants in camouflage, khaki, and army green have been spotted everywhere from the Sacai runway to the Vogue office. Even Kaia Gerber is wearing them, meaning this trend has legs. Jolie-laide sneakers are the new Stan Smiths. Adidas’s Stan Smith has reigned supreme as the coolest sneaker for upward of two years, but that trend was upended in 2017 with the rise of ugly-pretty kicks. Balenciaga’s weighty Triple S sneakers led the pack, followed by Prada’s neon scuba shoe, Loewe’s elfin suede sneakers, and Yeezy’s Wave Runners. Then again, the pendulum might swing back to Stans soon—Vetements has plans to release a Stan Smith–inspired shoe this winter. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses uk | black bridesmaid dresses uk
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  • Cargo pants are the new jeans. “Denim has had a slowdown,” MatchesFashion.com’s buying director Natalie Kingham recently told Vogue. Are you surprised? Over the course of 2017 everything that could possibly happen to a pair of jeans did—including being deconstructed to their bare seams. In denim’s wake, a new look has emerged. Loose, comfortable cargo pants in camouflage, khaki, and army green have been spotted everywhere from the Sacai runway to the Vogue office. Even Kaia Gerber is wearing them, meaning this trend has legs. Jolie-laide sneakers are the new Stan Smiths. Adidas’s Stan Smith has reigned supreme as the coolest sneaker for upward of two years, but that trend was upended in 2017 with the rise of ugly-pretty kicks. Balenciaga’s weighty Triple S sneakers led the pack, followed by Prada’s neon scuba shoe, Loewe’s elfin suede sneakers, and Yeezy’s Wave Runners. Then again, the pendulum might swing back to Stans soon—Vetements has plans to release a Stan Smith–inspired shoe this winter. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses uk | black bridesmaid dresses uk
    Dec 20, 2017 172
  • 18 Dec 2017
    From the 'original blue jean' and berets to side slits and bold buckles: The top women's fashion trends for 2018 revealed - so will YOU try them? From 'millennial pink' slides and cheeky crops to Gucci t-shirts, 2017 has been a memorable year of fashion. And now, Pinterest has predicted the top trends for 2018 based on the fastest growing image 'saves' out of more than 16 billion on their website - with surprising results. From berets to the humble 'mum jean', here FEMAIL looks at the top women's fashion trends for 2018 and the must-haves for your wardrobe in the coming months For a while there, a more subtle take on fashion was preferable for most women. But in 2018, logo-stamped pieces are expected to make a comeback in a big way. This has already been seen in 2017 with statement pieces like the Dior slides, Gucci t-shirts and Puma pieces. This street style trend mixes brand iconography with elevated pieces and saves for 'logos' have grown by more than 200 per cent in recent months. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses | black bridesmaid dresses
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  • From the 'original blue jean' and berets to side slits and bold buckles: The top women's fashion trends for 2018 revealed - so will YOU try them? From 'millennial pink' slides and cheeky crops to Gucci t-shirts, 2017 has been a memorable year of fashion. And now, Pinterest has predicted the top trends for 2018 based on the fastest growing image 'saves' out of more than 16 billion on their website - with surprising results. From berets to the humble 'mum jean', here FEMAIL looks at the top women's fashion trends for 2018 and the must-haves for your wardrobe in the coming months For a while there, a more subtle take on fashion was preferable for most women. But in 2018, logo-stamped pieces are expected to make a comeback in a big way. This has already been seen in 2017 with statement pieces like the Dior slides, Gucci t-shirts and Puma pieces. This street style trend mixes brand iconography with elevated pieces and saves for 'logos' have grown by more than 200 per cent in recent months. Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses | black bridesmaid dresses
    Dec 18, 2017 178
  • 14 Dec 2017
    Wayzata fashion designer seeks sustainability in timeless looks WAYZATA — A Wayzata woman living in New York has launched her own fashion label, with an eye toward responsible designs. Anne Whiting, 26, graduated from the Breck School in 2009 and went on to earn a degree in English and French literature from Boston University in 2013. She finished the Parsons School of Design in New York in 2015 with a degree in fashion marketing and design. Why did she switch fields of interest? She likes writing, but fashion, Whiting said, is just close to her. “I’ve been loving it forever. I’ve been dressing up and drawing designs since I was little,” she said. She spent time as an intern in the fashion industry while in New York, noting it is one of the longest-existing industries in the world. She got to work in Paris, too. She also has been to Milan to see factories and spent last summer in Santa Barbara, California, contemplating the launch. She said she is inspired by designs that are classic and timeless. She is pushing for sustainable fashion and wants to avoid overproduction — a key criticism of the fashion industry. Consumers, in fashion and many fields, are calling for smarter, more ethical approaches. Read more at:forever yours bridesmaid dresses | peach bridesmaid dresses
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  • Wayzata fashion designer seeks sustainability in timeless looks WAYZATA — A Wayzata woman living in New York has launched her own fashion label, with an eye toward responsible designs. Anne Whiting, 26, graduated from the Breck School in 2009 and went on to earn a degree in English and French literature from Boston University in 2013. She finished the Parsons School of Design in New York in 2015 with a degree in fashion marketing and design. Why did she switch fields of interest? She likes writing, but fashion, Whiting said, is just close to her. “I’ve been loving it forever. I’ve been dressing up and drawing designs since I was little,” she said. She spent time as an intern in the fashion industry while in New York, noting it is one of the longest-existing industries in the world. She got to work in Paris, too. She also has been to Milan to see factories and spent last summer in Santa Barbara, California, contemplating the launch. She said she is inspired by designs that are classic and timeless. She is pushing for sustainable fashion and wants to avoid overproduction — a key criticism of the fashion industry. Consumers, in fashion and many fields, are calling for smarter, more ethical approaches. Read more at:forever yours bridesmaid dresses | peach bridesmaid dresses
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  • 29 Apr 2016
    In an attempt to restore the Indian heritage, Umang Hutheesing, textile revivalist and designer, has recreated Rajput angarkhas, gheras, Mughal chogas and abhas, shawls, shervanis and saris. The embellishments, cuts and designs distinguish the grandeur of India’s textile traditions from the work done in rest of the world. These outfits are now the pride of place at the National Museum of Bahrain. And the designer has been honoured with a set of five gold coins by the Queen of Bahrain for his royal collection. Mounted after extensive research, beseeching royals of former princely States to lend their priceless outfits and ateliers, the ongoing textile exhibition testifies the fact that royal costumes are still much sought after. While his shimmering outfits with old world charm are being acknowledged at the international level, Umang is perturbed that not a solitary museum exists in our country where the living heritage of exquisite Indian craftsmanship can be showcased. Excerpts from an interview: Shed light on the costumes exhibited at the ongoing exhibition? We are showcasing North Indian attire from early Rajput period. It comprises lehenga, choli and dupatta. Here embroidery is of Kachha Kasab, metallic thread is appliqué on the material in rhythmic stitches that create floral and geometric patterns. A rare Hyderabadi brocade sari belonging to a prominent Muslim royal family with its auspicious green and the Indian fuchsia is also there. A sari with Shikarbagh pattern – hunting scene with Maharaja, tiger, deer, elephant and parrot motif. Shawl highlights Marodi work. Marodi means twisted. In this embroidery, the thread is twisted to make a yarn, and this twisted yarn is in turn used to work a twisted stitch that is akin to a loop that is twisted. Image: bridesmaid dresses under 100 What is the process? When we talk about revival of royal costumes we do not mean fusion. In a Thai restaurant you do not get Italian; we are not copycats. We first understand the concept behind a particular piece of work. Thousands of Persian carpets are existing but all of them have distinct knots, colours and motifs. We first understand how the work has been done and then do our job. Our work is not mix and match. What are the parameters of getting the work featured in a museum? The work has to be precious, rare, authentic, classical and relevant. So many criteria to prove beyond doubt that this is the representative of the real piece. In Bajirao Mastani also the achkan was depicted but that was just a modern adaptation of the original. How did you track costumes of royals? Each royal family had their own weaving centres. We tracked down royal ateliers. We found collections and brought them to Ahmedabad. The royal costumes were richly decorative, featuring gold and silver embroidery and complex patterned brocades that created a dazzling effect . The Indian costume has since ancient time been highly accentuated with incredible jewellery from head to toe, making it an integral part of the costume. How would you describe the journey of Indian textiles in today’ context? The age old skills or spinning, weaving, dying and patterning cotton, the diversity of silk and woollen textiles, the stitching, styling, ornamenting and detailing of all these fabrics and their transformation into garments have survived for thousands of years. In its continued use of the unstitched garment, India is one of the few countries that do not follow a uniformly prescribed fashion and textile code. The classicism of India textiles lies not only in the sophisticated craftsmanship and simple elegance, but also the emphasis is on the drape of the fabric which is ready to wear straight from the loom. The beauty of the Indian handmade fabrics proves that the first, the best and the most perfect of all instruments is the human hand. Do you plan to showcase this exhibition in India? Unfortunately, Indian museums are like PWD’s wards. Textiles are the first to decay. None of our museums meet parameters like lighting, dust free, humidity to have an exhibition of textiles. Therefore, I plan to open a world-class museum in New Delhi. It can only materialise if there is public-private partnership. Our Prime Minister is very keen on having a museum. We want to share this national heritage with everyone. The concept of exhibition in India is largely misconstrued. Museum exhibition is different from an exhibition of handicrafts. Recently someone inquired about sale at my exhibition in museum. I responded which museum do you go and order things. Commercial transactions take place in a mall. See More: vintage bridesmaid dresses
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  • 20 Sep 2017
    Why is Kaia Gerber suddenly the centre of the fashion universe? I rather enjoy, Roger, that you thought it easier to write to me with this question as opposed to typing into something I believe is called – reaches for old lady spectacles – “Google”. And jolly glad I am that you did, too, because Kaia Gerber relates to quite a few things that I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while, including and not limited to celebrities, parents, teenage girls, fashion, tabloids, exploitation and more. It may turn out to be that Kaia Gerber is now the centre of the universe, which would explain quite a lot about this universe. Because Kaia Gerber is a 16-year-old girl. In fact, she has just turned 16 and pretty much as soon as Kaia blew out the candles on her cake she was shoved on to every other catwalk at New York fashion week. An exciting start to the autumn for a fresh-faced teenager you may, or may not, be thinking. But this was not young Kaia’s first encounter with fashion. She has already appeared in several fashion magazines and campaigns, starting with a Versace campaign when she was 10, a French Vogue cover with her mother a few years later and her first solo magazine cover when she was 14. Tabloids have been running pap photos of her for years, doing everything from going shopping with her mother when she was 14 (“with long limbs to rival her mother’s”) to putting petrol in a car when she was 15 (“Her slender model figure was covered in a mini white bandeau top and high-waisted jeans”). The media coverage of her 16th was, shall we say somewhat thigh-rubbing, with the British tabloids in particular barely able to control their excitement that young Kaia is now legally of age – in the UK anyway, if not in her home state of California. Perhaps you are thinking that this seems a little OTT for your run-of-the-mill pretty teenage girl, which it is. But – and you might have seen this coming – the key detail here is that Kaia is a celebrity offspring. She is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and the rather amusingly named Rande Gerber, who is also, it turns out, George Clooney’s best friend, neatly proving this column’s theory that all famous and vaguely famous people know each other. Advertisement There is a sharp divide among celebrities between those who put their kids in the limelight, and those who very much don’t, and I’m always intrigued as to which celebrity chooses which path. Because, contrary to what you might think, celebrity children don’t have to be famous: the parents just have to choose to keep them away from red-carpet events, to get their lawyers to threaten tabloids that publish unobscured photos of them and not to pose with them on the cover of French Vogue. And if you don’t believe me, think of Matt Damon: Damon has four kids and I have not a clue even what their names are and it is kind of my job to know stuff like that. Or Christy Turlington, for that matter. Does Christy have kids? Probably, but I wouldn’t recognise them if they sat next to me on the bus. By contrast, the Crawford-Gerber children, rather like the Beckham children, are by now almost as familiar to me as my own offspring, such is the amount of time they’ve spent in the spotlight. Kaia and her 18-year-old brother, Presley, have been in front of the cameras since they were little and, between the two of them, have 2.2 million followers on Instagram. Cindy Crawford didn’t become a model until she was 19 so it’s striking that she decided to let her daughter model from the age of 10. It’s not like history is littered with successful tales of high-profile celebrity children, and the few who do end up happy and well and accomplished – Michael Douglas, Stella McCartney – were kept out of the limelight by their parents and then encouraged to make their own way, not just use their family connections. I get that all parents want to give their kids the best childhood, and a lot of people do equate “fame” with “the best”. It’s just weird when famous people do it because they, of all people, should know that being a celebrity ain’t, actually, all that great. So maybe Cindy and Rande have had nothing but positive experiences of fame. If so, they are next to unique. As it happens, new father George Clooney has been talking about this quite a lot recently in regards to his twins, Ella and Alexander. “We didn’t want to give them one of those ridiculous Hollywood names that don’t mean anything,” he said recently, perhaps unaware that his best friend’s kids are called Kaia and Presley. Clooney added that his own children “are going to be born into a place of privilege and so they’re going to have to learn that it’s just by accident.” I’m guessing this probably means Clooney’s not going to put his kids in movies when they’re 10. So is Clooney making a dig at his friends here? Isn’t 16 still a little young to be the star of New York fashion week, given Kaia is still in high school? These are questions we may never be able to answer in full. But good luck, Kaia. You are (nearly) an adult now, and not just your mother’s daughter, so don’t let other adults tell you what to do, OK? Read more at: forever yours bridesmaid dresses | short bridesmaid dresses
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  • 18 Aug 2017
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  • 06 May 2016
    Luxury shoe designer Manolo Blahnik loves his job and sticks to his own principles and inspirations King of heels Manolo Blahnik might be old school, but his collaboration with millennial superstar Rihanna is a match made in heaven. "It's very exciting for an old boy like me to be working with a young kid like her, a very talented young kid," Blahnik says on the phone from his studio in Mayfair, London. The 73-year-old shoemaker co-designed a capsule collection of six styles titled "Denim Desserts" with the pop diva, which arrived in stores in Hong Kong earlier this month. The aptly titled series features painstakingly crafted shoes that combine the essence of the veteran cobbler with Rihanna's street glamour. The thigh-high boots, for example, are made for women who dare to make a fashion statement - the skin-tight boots are connected with a belt that cinches at the wearer's waistline. Apart from their extravagant silhouette, the footwear hand-finished with meticulously crafted details such as embroidery by the finest artisans from Bologna, Italy. Only 45 pairs will be made, 15 of which will be available at the Manolo boutique at Elements mall. Rihanna has long been a Manolo fan. "Manolos are timeless," the pop queen says. "I adore Mr Blahnik. There's something pure, innocent and honest about him. When he talks about shoes, he's the most passionate [designer] I've ever met." Blahnik's first meeting with Rihanna left him in awe too. "I don't follow celebrities, but she was so exciting," Blahnik says. "The persona she projects in [her music videos] is different from in real life. She is polite and beautifully mannered." The creative pair hit it off immediately. However, the challenge was to create the collection as Rihanna envisioned it, in denim - a material rarely seen in previous Manolo designs. "I haven't worn blue jeans since I was a teenager," Blahnik says, laughing. "I took on the challenge and used denim [in] the best way I could." Known for his hands-on approach, Blahnik has been designing his shoe collections by himself for the past 45 years. The Rihanna series is one of only a handful of crossover projects throughout his career. Image: turquoise bridesmaid dresses "I love designing shoes. I wish I had a long life because I love what I do, and every day I love it more," Blahnik says. "I'm not good at giving orders or delegating, so I just have to do it myself." Working with Rihanna is not the only reason that Blahnik has been making headlines recently. A documentary examining Blahnik's talent is in production. Its title, Manolo (The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards), refers to the designer's first pair of shoes - he used candy wrappers to make footwear for exotic creatures on Spain's Canary Islands, where he grew up. What propelled his childhood interest into a life-long passion and profession was Blahnik's acquaintance during the 1970s with the then-editor of American Vogue, Diana Vreeland. She encouraged the young Blahnik to concentrate on shoe design. "I was very fortunate that [she saw] the kind of quality [in me] that I didn't know I had," he says. Blahnik's artistic approach towards shoe designing made him an instant success. Soon after launching his brand, Blahnik was asked to design all the footwear for British designer Ossie Clark's fashion show in 1972. "A good design is about the material, the comfort, the balance of the heel and the [curve] of the shoes," Blahnik says. "To do things well, you have to reach almost to perfection. You have to be patient. [Perfection is impossible to achieve,] but you need to try hard. I have been trying hard for 45 years." The pinnacle of Manolo's fame has much to do with the airing of Sex and the City - HBO's romantic sitcom broadcast from 1998 to 2004 - as well as the film instalments. The image of shoe-crazy Carrie Bradshaw (a fashion-obsessed newspaper columnist played by Sarah Jessica Parker) trotting through posh upper Manhattan neighbourhoods in Manolos made the brand a household name. "I'm grateful to Miss Parker," Blahnik says. "It was particularly exciting in terms of sales. But my career had been going on for 30 years [when the show aired]." Notoriously indifferent to fashion trends, Blahnik has stayed true to his design philosophy. "My designs evolve when they need to," he says. "I do not compromise with fashion desires. I never follow trends. It's not my nature." The present shoe design landscape, Blahnik says, is filled with hits and misses. "I like designers such as Pierre Hardy," Blahnik says. "I'm not keen on alien-like or furniture shoes - designs that you wear for one season and throw away. I want [people] to keep my designs for a long time and know that they can wear them again." Blahnik's designs have adorned the feet of some of the world's most famous women, who in turn have inspired his work as well. In his book Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions, published last year, Blahnik cites Tina Chow, Anna Piaggi, Paloma Picasso and Brigitte Bardot as his inspirations. "They've got something that nobody else has," he says. "I can imagine them in shoes that capture their characteristics." Blahnik says his imagination often runs wild and that the problem is not running out of ideas, but rather that he has too many ideas all the time. "Walking down the street gives me ideas for the next collection," he says. "I love what I do tremendously. I don't even have a life - my life is doing what I do. I wouldn't know how to relax. I hate holidays. I don't like to go to places just to stay in the sun." With his niece Kristina taking over as CEO last year, Blahnik now has more time to delve into the pastimes he enjoys the most and also spend time with his six-year-old Labrador. "Films and books are the joy of my life," he says, citing SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Cambridge professor of classics Mary Beard as his current inspiration. He also likes Rihanna's latest single. "I do listen to her music, especially the song Work, because that's exactly what we do - work, work, work," Blahnik quips. See More: gold bridesmaid dresses
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