fashion

July 22, 2017

Stella McCartney has just unveiled its womenswear autumn/winter 2017 advertising campaign, and aside from showing off some seriously beautiful clothes, the company and its eponymous designer are raising a very important issue.

A lifelong vegan, McCartney has structured her fashion house as an extension of her values, opting to only use cruelty-free materials. She champions the idea that luxury can be responsible, with 53 per cent of the womenswear collections made using sustainable, regenerated and recycled materials.

This season, however, the house is going a step"...

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July 21, 2017

It began with a historic love story. In 1805, Sir Thomas Maitland, a British military general, sailed to the island of Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka) to assume his duties as second British Governor. 'King Tom', as he was informally called, wanted a mansion that fit his rank and stature. And so, he chose a location overlooking the sea, not too far from Colombo, and ordered the construction of a palatial home. It was during this time that he is believed to have met Lovina Aponsuwa, the beautiful half-Portuguese, half-Sinhalese dancer whose father headed a dancing troupe.

Legend has it that Sir Maitland was entranced by Lovina the moment"...

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July 20, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- PicsArt, the leading image editing app and creative social network, today announced the appointment of Natalia Vodianova, the supermodel and philanthropist, as Head of Aspiration. In this new role, Natalia will inspire and suggest opportunities to drive positive change through creativity. She has also joined the company’s advisory board. “We are thrilled to welcome a talent and role model like Natalia into our family,” said PicsArt CEO Hovhannes Avoyan. “Natalia has been deeply involved in bringing creative inspiration to the world through fashion and social commitment. She’ll help connect the fashion world and the brands and charities she works with to our creative community of 90 million monthly active users, for remixing and inspiration.” “I’m excited to be part of a community where social sharing finally meets real engagement. PicsArt users collectively contribute millions of images a day, in a true celebration of love and colors that goes well beyond scrolling and liking. I see in it the power to ignite concrete change and bring visibility to very important causes,” said Natalia Vodianova. “I’m joining......

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July 19, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) today announced Monique Matheson will become Nike’s EVP, Global Human Resources. Matheson will succeed David Ayre, who will retire from Nike after more than ten years leading the company’s Human Resources function.

Matheson, a 19-year veteran of Nike, most recently served as VP, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, overseeing all aspects of Talent Management, and Diversity and Inclusion. She has held roles of increasing seniority including VP and Senior Business Partner, leading Human Resources for the North America geography, Global Product Creation"...

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July 19, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- According to plastic surgeon Paul Chasan, MD, FACS, founder of Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery in Del Mar, California, reductive augmentation is the best choice for women who want a higher and more round breast after breast reduction surgery. Although breast reduction surgery plays an invaluable role in the correction of macromastia, a condition where the breasts become overly large, it almost always results in breasts lacking upper pole fullness. Upper pole fullness refers to roundness and fullness of the upper part of the breast. “Historically, most breast reduction procedures are prone to bottoming out and lack upper pole fullness,” said Dr. Chasan. “Over the last 14 years, I have developed a one-stage technique for breast reduction combined with breast augmentation called reductive augmentation to solve the problem.” He added that for women who want their large breasts reduced, adding implants during the surgical procedure seems counter-intuitive. But when breast tissue is removed without adding implants, breasts can sag as time goes on. This technique is also extremely useful for correcting breast asymmetry, as well as revising significant......

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July 17, 2017

Sharpen your elbows and circle your calendars: come November 2, high-street brand H&M will carry a capsule collection by luxury label Erdem.

The collaboration with the London-based brand, founded by Canadian-Turkish fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu, is the latest in a long line of tie-ups orchestrated by H&M, and follows in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Versace, Kenzo and Lanvin.

Known for its gloriously feminine take on womenswear, Erdem has gained a devoted following for the romantic and timeless feel of its designs. His clothes have been worn by the"...

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July 17, 2017

It’s a balmy summer’s evening in Palermo’s Piazza Pretoria and the faint scent of Sicilian lemons and roses hangs in the air as 400 VIP clients take their seats for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s Alta Moda show.

The Italian designers’ collection of 120 couture pieces for women is presented in the shadow of Renaissance churches, on a runway that encircles an imposing 16th century Carrara marble fountain by sculptor Francesco Camilliani. Saudi Arabian royalty, eminent Emiratis, Chinese industrialists and Africa’s super-rich feature on the guest list this season, along with European nobility such as Princess"...

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July 17, 2017

The excitement is mounting and before we know it, Dubai will experience some of the world's biggest DJs and electronic producers performing LIVE in the city! UNITE with Tomorrowland Dubai promises a full line-up leaving no stone unturned for the ultimate music extravaganza. The line-up includes headliners like Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and KSHMR who will ensure a show-stopping performance which will be streamed via satellite from the legendary Mainstage of Tomorrowland in Belgium. World class DJ's like Martin Solveig, Franky Rizardo, Tom Swoon, Ferreck Dawn, Robert Falcon, Mikael Weermets, Siege, Arcade 82 and Barry Fore will take centre stage and play LIVE atUNITE With Tomorrowland Dubai."...

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July 16, 2017

Dubai-based The Luxury Closet online boutique has developed a new app. The elite online fashion boutique specialises in selling pre-loved luxury goods for less, and now buyers can make their purchases with ease from their mobiles. Kunal Kapoor, chief executive of The Luxury Closet, says: “The functionality and ease-of-use of the app offers a unique way for customers to connect with The Luxury Closet as well as their favourite brands, and provides an opportunity for them to develop a much deeper connection with us.” The app comes in English and Arabic, and will allow customers to maintain their wish lists and stay abreast of the latest promotions and new product listings through push and in-app notifications. thenational ...

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July 14, 2017

It’s a big year for fashion exhibitions, and those with even a passing interest in clothes could easily spend a languid summer traversing the globe, moving from show to show.

Anna Sui is currently the focus of a major exhibit at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, on until October. Sui is the first living American fashion designer to have a retrospective of her work presented at the museum. Also in England, the famed Chatsworth House has opened its extensive archives to the public for one of the most compelling fashion events of the year. House Style presents clothing and adornment spanning five centuries, as well as contemporary"...

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