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London Fashion Week kicks off, hot on heels of New York

LONDON (AP) — It’s time to kick off those snow boots and pack the brolly. After battling sub-zero temperatures at New York Fashion Week, fashionistas are decamping to London for another whirlwind week of catwalk shows, champagne and parties. The London event, which opens Friday, features new designs from almost 80 designers, including from powerhouses [...]

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Weird and wonderful NY Fashion Week moments

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s the thing about holding Fashion Week in February: No one really talks about the clothes — they’re too busy talking about the weather. This year, it was even colder than usual, which meant even more painful moments slip-sliding along icy streets and shivering one’s you-know-what off waiting for someone to [...]

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London Fashion Week Day 2: Sequins, retro looks, Cinderella

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week entered Day 2 on Saturday, featuring dozens of new designs — from dramatic, conceptual creations by Gareth Pugh, to more wearable pieces by Julien Macdonald and Emilia Wickstead.Here are some highlights from the day: ___ CROWN JEWELS AT JULIEN MACDONALD Julien Macdonald isn’t one to skimp on glamour, but [...]

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Dozens of A-listers take a casual day for Oscar rehearsals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Less than 24 hours before the super-fancy Oscar ceremony, it was jeans-and-sneakers day at the Dolby Theatre. Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Aniston, Liam Neeson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomi Watts, Kevin Hart, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana were among the casually-clad stars rehearsing for the Academy Awards Saturday, while Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Marion [...]

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8 tips for women on professional appearance: Transitioning your wardrobe from college to the office

  by T’ney Stallings After graduating from college, getting a job is next on the to-do list. Transitioning your closet and your appearance is very important. Ladies, I know you love miniskirts and short dresses, but for the work place let’s try to keep them fingertip or even knee length. “A lot of women are [...]

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Kerry Washington’s skin lighter on cover

  NEW YORK (AP) — Handle it, InStyle. Kerry Washington took to social media late Wednesday to gush about her March cover for the magazine, but her skin tone in an image she posted on Instagram and Twitter appeared significantly lighter than in real life. The difference wasn’t lost on dozens of commenters, while others [...]

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Timberland sever ties with A.P.C. for using “N-word”

  PARIS (AP) — Capping the Paris fashion season with a dose of controversy, French menswear company APC apologized for using a racist slur in a show last week — prompting collaborator, shoe giant Timberland, to sever all ties. APC house founder Jean Touitou told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke “recklessly” by using the [...]

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Naomi Campbell steals show at couture as Bruni is mobbed

  PARIS (AP) — Singer Carla Bruni, actress Catherine Deneuve and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese were among regulars attending the spectacular displays at Paris’ haute couture week Wednesday. Sophie Hunter, the fiancée of Oscar-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, meanwhile, caused much fracas when she attended Valentino hiding her baby bump. But it was surely Naomi Campbell [...]

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Celebrities gasp at Dior’s hidden orchestra in Paris

  PARIS (AP) — From behind a black curtain in the central catwalk, fashion powerhouse Dior pulled a surprise on its guests in unveiling a concealed orchestra at the start of the Paris menswear show. “Matrix” actor Lambert Wilson, actresses Isabelle Huppert and Noomi Rapace, and former “True Blood” star Luke Grimes, who appears in [...]

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Salma Hayek leads Saint Laurent menswear finale

PARIS (AP) — Fashion royalty Salma Hayek — the Academy Award-nominated wife of the luxury heir François-Henri Pinault — led the front row pack at Saint Laurent, the highlight of the Paris menswear shows on Sunday. Joining her were actor Will Peltz and, nearby, Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, who nursed her jetlag in shades, [...]

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Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

  PARIS (AP) — If fashion had a monarchy, she would be its queen. Kate Moss certainly acted like one from her regal seat in the center of Louis Vuitton’s front row in Paris. The 41-year-old model held court in a large fur coat, giggling and chatting loudly to almost everyone in her vicinity, even ostensibly waving [...]

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