Shop for the right skincare products this winter
For many people, the cold winter days can bring dry, itchy and irritable skin. For those with sensitive skin, these symptoms worsen and can even cause an inflammation of conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Keep these tips in mind to help avoid skin pain and discomfort this winter. “Weather plays a large role in how our skin reacts,” said Kim Chang, aesthetician with the Baylor Aesthetics Studio. “The winter months dehydrate the skin, leaving it dry and more sensitive to products.” In addition to weather changes, the temperature of showers or baths may increase, which can further lead to drying of the skin. Chang says to avoid hot, steamy showers in the winter. Although tempting, the hot water will cause additional irritation. Daily skincare tips Whether you suffer from eczema, psoriasis or just severe dry skin, it’s best to always apply body and face moisturizer immediately after your shower. ...

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Beautiful spring/resort ’18 dressing
Whether you wear a dress, pantsuit, gown or jumpsuits, women’s fashions are utterly feminine for spring and resort ’18. Silhouettes vary from a loose fit to shaped on the body. Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs are the designers and founders of the Cushnie et Ochs collection. They design for women and share a creative vision that often pushes sensibilities. While creating this spring/summer collection, they juxtaposed bold sensuality with minimal sophistication. Their clothes exude a raw, yet refined, sense of femininity. The Cushnie et Ochs collection focuses on clean lines and a perfect fit. Their clothes are available at more than 150 stores, including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harvey Nicols, Selfridges and Net-A-Porter. The out of the jungle looks of Nicholas K were quite the opposite, showing shapes that were sexy, yet loose-fitting. In the weeks leading up to Fashion Week, this company’s studio suffered a fire ...

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5 things to know about DVF’s new creative director, Nathan Jenden
Dynasty piqued his interest in fashion “I got into clothes as a teenager from watching Dynasty,” he told the South China Morning Post in 2008. “My parents were also the organisers of Live Aid so when they did Fashion Aid in 1985 [at the Royal Albert Hall] I remember seeing the Armani show and how beautiful it was, especially the long sequined fishtail skirts. From that moment on I knew I wanted to do fashion.” Galliano was one of his first teachers Jenden gave up his place at the prestigious Oxford University in favour of Central Saint Martins. After graduation, the Londoner followed up with a masters at the Royal College of Art,“because I didn’t know how to sew when I left Central Saint Martins,” he confessed to Michael Hertz during a Fashion Business Club meeting in 2009. After working with John Galliano, he headed to Paris with Kenzo before ...

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Artists whose fashion spoke as much as their songs
The international music industry isn’t just confined to song and lyrics. The artists set the stage ablaze every time they are on it. Even their public appearances have always known to make a statement. There are some iconic singers who have changed the fashion scene of their era for good. Let’s look at their choices. Lady Gaga Weird is the new style statement. She wore the most eclectic and borderline scary outfits with great ease. Being experimental is an understatement when it comes to her fashion choices. Right from head to toe, that’s hairstyle to footwear, everything screams eccentricity. It is craziness personified. Beyonce Flaunting curves is right up her alley. The diva of pop music, Beyonce is the most loved and influential singer of our time. Her fashion is diverse. From retro look to gala-inspired gowns, she sure knows how to draw attention. She looks like the showstopper in ...

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Find out why designer Nasiba Hafiz is taking Saudi fashion to new heights
Jeddah-based fashion designer Nasiba Hafiz is a rare gem in Saudi Arabia. Her bold prints, asymmetric designs, colorful motifs and minimalist approach have all combined to form the foundation of a fresh take on fashion in the country. Gone are the days of excess colors, florals and sequins, fashion in the country has taken a more modern, simple and sophisticated turn — and some fashion insiders believe Hafiz is at the helm of the ship. Arab News sat down with Hafiz in her wonderfully-eccentric living room, the walls of which were covered in an unconventional array of beautiful pictures and posters garnered from her travels abroad. Her avant-garde home is a reflection of her style, as well as her art-and-fashion-savvy family’s influence. “I design what I feel. It’s a process that isn’t easy, especially with the growing market, but I take into consideration what is missing here. You’ll always find ...

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Three is a charm
After many online forecasts, the doors were finally open for gowns and tuxedos to sweep by. As the ballroom filled with more than 150 fashion fanatics, anticipation grew more evidently in the air. Unlike any other event, it was the end of this one that everyone looked out for. With renowned names such as Dubai Design and Fashion Council CEO Jazia Al Dhanhani, and international judges Reem Acra, Aquazzura’s Edgardo Osorio, and Conde Nast’s Karina Dobrotvorskaya lined up for talks, it was Vogue Arabia’s Editor in Chief Manuel Arnaut’s announcement that had everyone applaud and holding their breath. The DDFC/Vogue Fashion prize has once again returned to offer a strong boost for a number of regional talents. The nominees represented a diversity of countries and design aesthetics. After months of online hype and one long day for the jury committee to meet and evaluate each talent, a winner for each ...

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SecretBrand by Barack is Live on Indiegogo
SecretBrand adds another layer to the fashion world, unique clothing with unique artworks. Traditional idea, a new approach, flawless execution. After all, this is precisely what art is. Women can begin to explore a new, superior, refined connection with what they wear. A transition from style or fashion to timeless art. There is something magical about owning a unique piece, and if it also contains that harmonious touch of a great artist, that single piece can find its place as a masterpiece. SecretBrand does just that; they are not only a fashion house, but they also want to provide you with art, fashion art. Young artists, new stars are joining every day to make women fall in love with their creations. All backers interested in fashion, art, technology, software, and e-commerce are welcome. They will find something, SecretBrand being a multidisciplinary endeavor. The keyword for this startup is „Unique.“ Every ...

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Lakmé Fashion Week Along With WeWork Kickstart ‘Fashion Talks’ In Mumbai
  (Photo:marieaustralia)Taking the lead once again in creating conversations on fashion and the industry, Lakmé Fashion Week recently hosted the first ever ‘Fashion Talks’ at WeWork office spaces in BKC Mumbai. India’s leading young designers, Nikhil Thampi and Nishka Lulla together with IMG Reliance’s Head of Fashion Jaspreet Chandok came together to discuss various facets of fashion and creativity in India today. Well known stylist Ekta Rajani was the moderator of the panel discussion. Talking about the concept, Jaspreet Chandok, Head of Fashion – IMG Reliance said, “The fashion landscape in India is constantly evolving with young designers who bring fresh and new ideas to the fore every season at Lakmé Fashion Week. We are happy to debut Fashion Talks at WeWork which serves as the perfect place for creators to meet and collaborate. This was the first of many such immersive discussions which we plan to have on an ...
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Why is this Kerala designer in news after Manushi Chhillar’s crowning?
Pulamanthole: Unnikrishnan, a native of Perinthalmanna in Malappuram district in Kerala, has never been to any fashion designing institute. The self-made costume designer learned stitching from his mother Janaki and has been working as a tailor in his home town for the past 25 years. When the opportunity to design the Indian costume for Manushi Chhillar for the Miss India pageant came to him, he put his heart and soul into it. Six sleepless days and nights that he spent for designing the Indian costume, however, did not go in vain. He is happy that Manushi is now crowned the Miss World 2017. Unnikrishnan, who could not resume his studies after class 10 for several reasons, was a good artist since childhood. It was a fashion show by Hari Anand that inspired him to take up fashion designing. He learned the art by sitting at home, creating own designs and ...

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Season Up Your Wardrobe With These New Arrivals This Fall
While we may not have leaves changing in Jamaica to signify the season change, we have a slight dip in the temperature with brisk mornings, and more recently, unexpected rainy weeks. No better time to retire the summer brights and whites and embrace this beautiful season of autumn. When the colour palette gets warmer and emphasis is placed on colour, texture and prints. The season before the glitz and glam of Christmas‘ bejewelled gowns and sequins to dazzle the eyes. Let us embrace this season, a season fashonistas all over the world rave as their favourite to play dress up. Why? Because there is a great opportunity to showcase your knowledge on style. Today, with the help of Maxie Department Stores, we will look at some pointers and a cheat sheet of how we can master a perfectly styled look for the season, which Millennials to Generation X would be ...

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Turning Alopecia Areata from stigma to strength
Kalika Blake 37, was diagnosed with alopecia areata when she was nine. The disease causes the body’s autoimmune system to attack the hair follicles, making hair fall out on the scalp and other parts of the body. Because of her condition, Blake says she was targeted by bullies in school. „There was a lot of pointing and laughing,“ said Kalika Blake. With support from friends and family, Blake managed to survive. „What I had to do every day was hold my head up high and walk through those moments and I can’t say it wasn’t hard,“ said Kalika Blake. Research shows more than five million people across the country have the condition; most of them children. Blake knows what they are going through and probably exactly how they feel. She struggled for years and doubted her beauty because of her baldness. „I hid it. I hid it for so many ...

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Holiday fashion ideas from the runway
The holidays are a time of glitz and glamour or just dressing comfortably while enjoying time spent with family and friends. At the recent „Holiday Elegance“ fashion show held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds Conservatory to benefit Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, holiday and winter fashions from three local stores –Blue and Style Counsel, both of Warwick, N.Y., and Onore Clothing, of Sparta, were modeled by 20 celebrity models in front of 130 guests. Onore Clothing featured a mix of suits for men for business or holiday wear. One ensemble featured a sports jacket worn over a red collared casual shirt and paired with dark pants. „Red is nice for the holidays,“ said Edna Cintron, co-owner of Onore, „Some jackets go well with jeans. For men who don’t like to wear ties, we have graphic shirts that make a statement on their own,“ she said. For a more casual appearance, a ...

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‚FASHION AND THE CATHOLIC IMAGINATION‘ THEME FOR US MET GALA
American Vogue yesterday (8 November) announced the theme of its annual ‘Met Gala’ as „Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Papal garments, on loan from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, will be displayed at the corresponding exhibition of the same name at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. “The display of these extraordinary ecclesiastical pieces will highlight the enduring influence of religion and liturgical vestments on fashion,” Vogue writes. The show’s curator, Andrew Bolton, and members of the Metropolitan museum’s medieval department aim to show how “material Christianity” has helped form “the Catholic imagination.” “The intersection of faith and fashion, the sacred and profane, as it were, has not always been easy but the interplay between the two has inspired some awe-inspiring sartorial innovation,” continues Vogue. The exhibition will also contain pieces by Coco Chanel, who was raised by nuns in Aubazine, France and fashion designer, John Galliano, ...

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Ladies’ nights at Mad Hatter party is a real hit
UPWARDS of £15,000 was raised from four Mad Hatter ladies’ nights at Trowbridge Civic Centre in aid of Breast Cancer Care and Dorothy House. Nearly 1,000 people went to the Trowbridge venue on October 20-21 and Friday and Saturday night for a fashion show, party games, raffles, singing, a disco, topless male dancers and a three-course meal. This was the fifth time events company Cow Parsley Ltd has brought the popular event to the town and co-director Dale Hattey, who dressed up as the March Hare from Alice in Wonderland, said it was the best set of shows yet. “It was a spectacularly successful few days. Everyone had a brilliant time and we were absolutely thrilled to have raised so much for two great causes,” he said. “All the hard work, which has taken most of the year to put together, has paid off as the feedback we received was ...

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Spotify for fashion: does renting clothes signal the end for our wardrobes
Like many, I laboured under the misapprehension that Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater was the most beautiful house in the world until the day Mariah Carey opened her home to MTV Cribs. From that day onward, there was no contest. Now, that is what I call a palace. Never mind requesting 20 white kittens on your rider, never mind the off-colour penchant for sexy-elf costumes, Mariah will forever be a pop-culture goddess by dint of owning the best walk-in wardrobe the world has ever seen. If you haven’t seen it – and seriously, what have you been doing with your life since 2002? – suffice to say, there is an entire room just for ankle-strap sandals. The walk-in wardrobe has been an ultimate lifestyle trophy for the living memory of many women. As Carrie Bradshaw once said, “I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet.” ...

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