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  • 13-year-old Texas fashion designer finds success Aug 28, 2014 6:28 AM
    At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor — a painter since she was 3 — took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she’s set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week. “It just started out as a really fun hobby, and it grew into a business over the years,” Taylor said.

  • Reds, blues dominate Emmy Awards red carpet Aug 26, 2014 6:15 AM
    Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday. And neutrals, too. On Team Red were Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who looked a bit pinched in a tight Carolina Herrera, and Christina Hendricks in a gaudy, one-shoulder Marchesa with yards and yards of draping fabric, loud floral embroidery at the waist and a plunging neckline.

  • Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty Aug 23, 2014 6:15 AM
    Kale has crept out of salads and juicers into beauty products from niche and mainstream sellers. The leafy superfood that many love and others love to hate can now be had in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams and nail polish, pushed along by the march to healthier living and the frenzy to fend off aging.

  • Lucky mag fall tips: Santa Fe look, hiking boots Aug 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    It may feel like summer outside, but many stores are showing styles for cooler weather. Here are some tips and trends to help your wardrobe look “clean and fresh for fall,” according to Lucky magazine’s style editor, Laurel Pantin.

  • 5 trends for nails: Flip-side manis, Louboutin red Aug 15, 2014 6:00 AM
    Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it’s all about nails. Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine. “We’re seeing so many nail artists emerging and nail art salons that are launching,” she said.

  • The fashion world looks back on Lauren Bacall Aug 14, 2014 11:00 AM
    Lauren Bacall had one condition when the Fashion Institute of Technology wrote recently to ask if it could turn hundreds of personal garments she donated into an exhibition about her style. “She said, ‘Yes, it’s fine, as long as it’s high-quality — Diana Vreeland style,’” recalled Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT. And next spring, Steele’s museum — with the help of FIT graduate students learning how to curate — will fulfill its promise in a show focused on five designers who helped define Bacall’s subtle seductiveness.

  • How tattoos went from corporate to cool Aug 11, 2014 5:01 AM
    How far are consumers ready to go to show their love to brands? As the BBC recently noted, tattoos representing brands are getting more and more common. But why? And what does it tells us about the psychology of consumers and brand identities?

  • South Carolina woman makes clothes from castoffs Jul 29, 2014 6:00 AM
    For Jillian Owens, some of her passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more waste. And, she says openly on her blog, “I was also quite broke and couldn’t afford new clothes.” Since 2010, Owens has been delving into thrift store racks around her Columbia, South Carolina, home, taking what some may see as outdated castoffs and whipping them into hip, trendy fashions. She says she’s made hundreds of creations, donating many to charity and at times opening up her closet to friends for their perusal.

  • Russell Westbrook: Basketballs and baskets of clothes Jul 23, 2014 6:09 AM
    Go shopping with powerhouse basketball player Russell Westbrook — whose colorful style has made headlines outside of sports — and you'll probably be surprised by his favorite section: the sale rack. The Oklahoma City Thunder star player says he's not going to buy the most expensive clothes just because he can afford it. “I may look at it, see how much it costs and then decide if I'm going to get it or not.”

  • Swimwear on Miami Beach runway goes sporty chic Jul 22, 2014 5:30 AM
    Surf’s up next summer. From rash guards to zipper-brief bottoms, sporty-chic looks made waves on the runway in Miami Beach for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, which celebrated its 10th year with more than a dozen shows ending Monday. The shows previewed summer 2015 swimwear. “Sport luxe is making a big impact into swimwear,” said Sue Di Chio, creative director of Suboo.

  • Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall of Fame Museum Jul 19, 2014 7:00 AM
    A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers. The Rock Hall announced Friday that outfits from Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance and music videos will debut Tuesday in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in its Legends of Rock section, next to iconic pieces from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.

  • In search of natural hues? A garden ‘to dye for’ Jul 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    Homegrown botanical dyes are in, part of today’s shift toward more natural and organic living. And you don’t need a degree in chemistry to create your own hues for scarves, sweaters or even Easter eggs. All it takes is a garden plot or a few pots and a kitchen.

  • Cork. It’s not just for wine and bulletin boards Jul 15, 2014 5:45 AM
    Cork. It’s not just for wine stoppers and bulletin boards anymore. Embraced by some progressive furniture makers decades ago and a staple in housewares, cork has found a larger place among shoes, handbags, jewelry and other fashion accessories. Some upsides are that cork is renewable, feather light and water-resistant.

  • Exhibit features wedding fashions from 1800s to today Jul 9, 2014 5:45 AM
    Wedding dresses from the 19th century to the present day are featured in a new exhibit in Denton, Texas, showcasing the changing styles of American brides. That includes a 1900s dress featuring a lace choker collar, a beaded flapper dress from the 1920s and a 1980s satin confection with an explosion of organdy ruffles.

  • World Cup fandom that's beyond rose-colored glasses Jul 1, 2014 4:56 AM
    The success and hopes for the U.S. team has Americans seeing the World Cup through new eyes this time around. But will any fans see matches through red-white-and-blue contact lenses? Online shoppers can buy USA lenses featuring some white stars on a blue background with a few red and white stripes for about 25 bucks.

  • Textiles convey emotions, complexity of Civil War Jun 28, 2014 5:45 AM
    An exhibit of quilts, clothing, uniforms and other Civil War-era textiles reveals a complicated and heart-wrenching time. “Each rip and stain in the clothing tells a story,” said Margi Hofer, curator of decorative arts at the New-York Historical Society, where the show runs through Aug. 24. “And the remarkably well-preserved quilts, some wrapped and safely buried during the war, reveal what treasured artifacts they were.” The exhibit, “Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War,” was organized by the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.

  • Garment Extravaganza deadline: Jun 27, 2014 6:04 PM
    The Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair is seeking entries for the Garment Extravaganza, Aug. 1-3, in the Expo Center at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake.

  • Vuitton VIPs boil, Miyake make attire from bananas Jun 27, 2014 5:45 AM
    Louis Vuitton boiled guests in a sweltering greenhouse. Rick Owens caked models in chalk paint, while Issey Miyake made clothes from bananas. Such was Thursday, an average day of vibrant eccentricity, in Paris’ spring-summer 2015 menswear calendar. Here are the highlights and show reports from Day Two of ready-to-wear.

  • Chunky slides and white shirts made new for summer Jun 25, 2014 5:45 AM
    What’s hot for summer? Chunky slides, wide pants and white shirts reinvented. The season, it seems, isn’t cluttered with neons and bright prints in apparel, said Dana Avidan-Cohn, a senior editor at InStyle magazine. Florals and gingham popped up on runways, but she’s feeling more classic touches in solids made modern for summer’s easy living.

  • Prada classics recall ’70s with topstitched denim Jun 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Miuccia Prada apparently does what many of us do when searching for fashion inspiration: She fishes the back of her closet. “You pick something that is old-fashioned. It is the only new thing,” Prada said backstage Sunday after the preview of her menswear looks for next summer at Milan Fashion Week. The collection’s foundation was classic denim looks with top-stitching, the only embellishment on very basic looks, worn mostly with simple a blue shirt, for a 1970s vibe.

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