Louboutin’s Latest Red Sole Trademark Case is Looking Promising
  (Photo:pink formal dresses)Following a heated legal battle with Yves Saint Laurent that ended in 2012, Christian Louboutin’s red sole trademark is at issue again. The Paris-based footwear brand – which is famous for its Chinese red shoe soles – is back in court, this time in a dispute against Dutch footwear brand Van Haren. Louboutin filed suit against the rival footwear maker in 2013 in the Netherlands, seeking an order from the court to force Van Haren to stop selling its own red soled shoes under its own brand name. In April 2013, the District Court of The Hague awarded Louboutin a preliminary injunction, ordering Van Haren to cease its manufacturing and selling of black and blue shoes bearing red-soles, and to pay Louboutin’s court costs and legal fees. Van Haren appealed this decision and in March 2014, the Courts of Appeals referred the case to the Court of ...
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The worship of style
  (Photo:cheap formal dresses)At first, you might think it is the elegant figure, a matchless style, and mysterious allure. With or without makeup, she is always put together and utterly self confident, imbued with natural, some could be insolently thin, casually chic and fashionable despite simple wardrobe. I am reluctant to write about fashion. It does not fascinate me — on the contrary, I find the subject repellent. But I did not choose the times I live in, nor do I choose what I am compelled to write.  In reportage, I’m committed to speak about my own experience. I am not an authority in the history of fashion, but the perimeters of experience do not end with what is immediate. In the fashion world, almost everything connects. But what truly gives a woman style? What gives them that personal magnetism and allure, which makes them dominate a room from a ...
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Sequins and shimmer fashion lovers’ first choice
  (Photo:plus size formal dresses)Sequins and shimmer are fashion lovers’ first choice but getting overboard can create the biggest fashion faux pas. Party vibe Sequins add a party vibe and chic glamour quotient. Quirky and fun patterns can be created on sweat shirts or pants. A sequined top can be paired with solid straight leg pants to add all the jazz you want. Gold sequined loose pants with a crisp white shirt and a statement accessory can be paired together for a party ready look. Jeans with sequin patches look extremely stylish too. Team these shimmer pants with a crop top or with a sheer poncho. Rock the night Sequins are a great choice for the night, as it brightens up any outfit. Team up a sequined top with solid colour palazzos or denim jeans. Opt for an embellished black dress or formal sequined shirt. One can choose light colours ...
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We Are Not Trolls, We Are Defending Our Intellectual Property
  (Photo:sexy formal dresses)After spending nearly two years fighting over whether My Other Bag (“MOB”)’s canvas totes infringe Louis Vuitton’s famed trademarks and copyrights, the Los Angeles-based brand – which was handed its latest victory when the Second Circuit refused to grant Louis Vuitton’s request for a rehearing – asked the court to force Louis Vuitton to pay nearly $400,000 in legal fees and Louis Vuitton is fighting back. In June 2014, Louis Vuitton filed suit against the small brand known for its designer bag on a canvas bag styles, which include Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, YSL, Celine, and obviously, Louis Vuitton lookalikes. The Paris-based brand alleged that the MOB bags not only infringe its federally registered trademarks and copyrights, serve to dilute its world-famous trademarks. Yet, in each round, Louis Vuitton has lost. But the parties’ battle is not yet over, as in January MOB asked the court to order ...
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Mollie King has ‚two different sides‘ to her style
The 30-year-old singer – who is known for being in the girlband The Saturdays alongside Frankie Bridge, Vanessa White, Rochelle Humes and Una Healy – doesn’t think her fashion sense has changed „too much“ over the years, but she has realised she has two distinct styles – an ultra feminine and a tomboy side. Speaking about the garments she wears, to The Daily Star Online, she said: „I don’t think it’s changed too much over the last couple of years, but I definitely have two different sides to me. One side is really feminine and the other is a lot more tomboy.“ Although Mollie believes she hasn’t drastically changed the clothes she wears and would be „open-minded“ about embracing any trend, she would try to avoid channelling the 80s era in her outfits. She said: „I’m pretty open-minded and I would usually be happy to try anything! The one trend ...

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The Method of Rossano’s style
  (Photo:black formal dresses)Internationally known celebrity hairdresser Rossano Ferretti is famous for creating a signature styling technique called The Method. His innovative ‘Method’, which considers the natural fall of the hair, was created by him along with his sister Lorenza Ferretti. The hairstylist who has shaped the tresses of Hollywood celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Salma Hayek recently opened his hair spa in Dubai in Jumeirah. He also has plans to start a new branch in Abu Dhabi this year. If you ever go to Rossano’s, expect a lot more than just a cut! Be prepared for a customized cut that takes into account your hair, your face type and your characteristics. City Times had a chat with Rossano to decode his secret ‘Method’ treatment. Here’s what he told us: Why did you decide to open a salon in Dubai? We had been asked to open a salon ...
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American designer Rebecca de Ravenel on the earrings that made her famous
(Photo:cheap formal dresses online) Why jump from interiors to fashion? “I have always designed, whether it be fashion or interiors. I’ve gone back and forth between the two because my life has always been intertwined with both worlds. I have always said that I would love to dress the beautiful girl in the divine room. I didn’t set out to be an accessories designer, it sort of just happened.” What inspired your Les Bonbons earrings? “The phenomenon of Les Bonbons came from their versatility. I have seen every kind of woman wear my earrings, on islands and in cities all over the world. They can be minimal or dramatic, they can be daytime or evening. I believe they have bridged the gap between everyday and special-occasion dressing, which is quite rare for a statement earring.” You’ve lived in many countries and cities, how have these experiences shaped you as a ...

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Designer’s favourite fabric
  (Photo:short formal dresses)Khadi is India’s signature fabric, and is interwoven with Indian history and culture. It connects the rural & urban India. From the timeless pieces adorned by our grandmothers and mothers to the fashion statements created by the younger in age, Khadi is ageless. The fabric becomes cool in the summer, and warm in the winter, which makes it one of the most wanted fabrics. “Khadi is perhaps the most versatile fabric and can be easily blended with the latest fashion trends. People can get creative with Khadi pieces like Scarfs and jackets and pair them up with whatever is currently in vogue and hence, accentuate the entire look. In fact, a Khadi palazzo looks stunning and goes well with a trendy top or a Khadi kurta. Khadi is equally preferred by both the genders. However, considering the range of Khadi fashion, the options available for women are ...
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Summer drinks to have a healthy glowing skin
  (Photo:marieaustralia.com)In every season, we have to take some special steps to protect our skin. Summers require a special skin care regime. Including some healthy drinks in diet can also contribute to skin care. Green Tea Green tea does a lot of wonders for skin as it is rich in antioxidants. And now a new research in the Journal of Nutrition, women who drank 4 cups of green tea per day for 12 weeks had lower risk of sunburn by 25 per cent plus their skin density and elasticity improved. Coffee A morning coffee is an energy booster. According to 2011 study of Harvard Medical School, people who drink coffee are at minimum risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of non-melanoma skin cancer. Red wine According to reseachers, proanthocyanidins, antioxidants in red grapes may help in preventing oxidative reactions in your skin. Oxidative reactions ...
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Kourtney Kardashian reveals her holiday beauty secrets
The 38-year-old American television personality was accompanied by a team of beauty experts, including Jen Atkin, Justine Marjan and Mario Dedivanovic, when she enjoyed a holiday in Costa Rica recently, but the ‚Keeping Up With the Kardashians‘ star has revealed she doesn’t always rely on her styling team and will avoid „wasting time“ getting ready and will instead embrace her „natural“ aesthetic instead. Speaking about her hair and beauty tips on her website Kourtneykardashian.com, the raven haired beauty – who has sons, Mason, seven, Reign, two, and four-year-old daughter Penelope with her former partner Scott Disick – said: „When I’m on vacation with my family – especially when I am with my kids – I don’t like to waste time getting ready. My strategy for hair is to embrace its natural texture and avoid using hot tools like curling irons, straighteners or blow dryers.“ The reality star will „usually“ travel ...

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Gucci takes over the Pitti Palace for a Renaissance-inspired Cruise collection
It can’t be a coincidence that the most successful fashion brand on the block right now, the one with queues snaking round the block some weekends, is one that presents a picture of us as slightly (or maybe not so slightly) at odds with the world in which we find ourselves. Margot, the wealthy, impeccably bobbed, nut-job from Wes Anderson’s 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums remains a key muse, but she’s been hanging out with the aristocratic bag ladies from Grey Gardens. She may even have developed a fixation with Alan Bennett’s Lady In The Van. It’s a safe bet she’s stopped seeing her therapist. That’s what makes her interesting. If she were simply nostalgic, or merely eclectic, we’d move on. But while Alessandro Michele’s kooks are ostensibly fey, lovable and self-evidently rich (they’re wearing Gucci after all), they’ve become stranger and more ill at ease with their surroundings with ...

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Why you should end toxic friendships
WE CAN take a lot from friendships — good advice, a sympathetic ear, belly laughs and shared history. But if, over time, things have taken a dive, a once-close bond has turned toxic and we start feeling worse after catching up, it may be time to reassess the value of that friendship. Maybe your BFF keeps calling late at night crying over the latest drama, makes mean-spirited comments about mutual friends or puts you down with bitchy asides. Or does she talk over you and neglect you completely — until you’re once again needed? We’ve seen friendships implode in spectacular fashion in Hollywood. Taylor Swift has a long list of former besties, having fallen out with Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj and Rhianna, to name just a few. But one of her biggest fights was with fellow superstar Katy Perry. It was sparked after three of Swift’s dancers reportedly left part-way ...

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The Future of Fashion
For the first time ever, the CFDA is presenting a showcase of graduates of five fashion schools in the United States under one roof. Deemed the CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase, the event culls together top talents from Parsons School of Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Pratt Institute, the Academy of Art University, and the Rhode Island School of Design at midtown’s Center415. Each recent graduate has been equipped with a small square of space they can deck out in their own designs. Some, like Pratt’s Erik Goldberg, collaged their mood boards all over for an immersive experience, others opted for a more unobtrusive take. Personal preferences aside, the collective showed some undeniable trends about the future of fashion. The biggest takeaway is that young designers are concerned about sustainability—very concerned, in fact. A vast majority of graduates made their collections from upcycled materials that ranged from repurposed ...

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Love At Last – High-School Sweethearts Wed
  (Photo:formal wear)Time stood still on Jamaica’s south coast as Christine Carroll Rhodes prepared to walk down the aisle. Beyond the sound of her beating heart and the crashing waves, she could see her destination – the over-water wedding chapel at Sandals south coast and a first of its kind in Jamaica. With its spectacular panoramic views of the long reef, it would have been easy to get lost in the moment. But then she saw him – Arthur Lawrence Kuntzman, the love of her life. This moment had been 37 years in the making for Christine and Arthur, both from Collierville, Tennessee. „We were high-school sweethearts,“ said Arthur. „And you’ve probably seen our storyline on the silver screen,“ Christine added. „I was the high-school cheerleader and he was the football jock.“ It had the pieces for a perfect love story, but time willed them apart. Christine married twice and ...
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Project Runway to be a hit
  (Photo:princess formal dresses)PROJECT Runway is all set to be a major hit in KwaDukuza on Saturday, May 20 at the Stanger Siva Sungum Hall commencing at 5pm. The event, hosted by the Elleah Rose Foundation and Le Modelle, promises to be a night filled with fashion, fun and entertainment for the community by the community. The fashion show, hosted by Miss India SA Kimara Jamun and Miss India KZN Suvina Mahadew, will showcase local designers at their best. Mane Attraction’s Hair, Beauty and Boutique owner Daisy Persadh will be the makeup artist for the show and has been in the beauty business for almost 30 years. She specialises in upmarket products and is a consummate professional. Her in store products include Babor, Kryolan, Goulding, Studex ear and nose piercing and Luscious Lashes eyelashes. Persadh has always been extremely generous to the Elleah Rose Foundation donating time, money and products ...
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