Fashion

Trendy Hospital Clothing To Make Cancer Patients Dress ‘Well’ Even When Unwell – NPR

Sunday, March 26, 2017

1 of 8 i View slideshow Undergoing treatment for cancer is hard enough by itself. And for many cancer patients who spend most of their time in a hospital, it gets even harder with the loss of basic comforts. The hospital’s sterile environment, the fluorescent lights and the disposable gowns do little to make medical treatment more bearable. Nikla Lancksweert, wanted to do a little something to help with that…

Garment Project provides women recovering from eating disorders with sizeless clothing – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday, March 26, 2017

An outfit that fits just right has the potential to empower. But the process of finding one — which often involves sorting through a dizzying sea of sizes that varies from brand to brand — can be overwhelming, particularly for someone who is recovering from an eating disorder. That’s where Garment Project comes in. Erin Drischler and her fiance, Jordan Tomb, who live on the North…

10 Ways to Future-Proof Your Ecommerce Fashion Store – Entrepreneur

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Selling fashion is easy. Selling fashion online is another beast entirely. The trouble with ecommerce fashion is the same trouble any highly experiential good faces when it goes digital: Nobody wants to buy it until they try it. While the total US fashion and apparel sector sits at $359 billion, a mere 17% of that — $63 billion — belongs to ecommerce. Sadly, even after you manage to overcome the try-then-buy…

Trendy Hospital Clothing To Make Cancer Patients Dress ‘Well’ Even When Unwell – NPR

Sunday, March 26, 2017

1 of 8 i View slideshow Undergoing treatment for cancer is hard enough by itself. And for many cancer patients who spend most of their time in a hospital, it gets even harder with the loss of basic comforts. The hospital’s sterile environment, the fluorescent lights and the disposable gowns do little to make medical treatment more bearable. Nikla Lancksweert, wanted to do a little something to help with that…

Fashion designer opens clothing store in Glade Springs – Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

GLADE SPRING, Va. —- Local entrepreneur Stephen Curd said hanging out the handmade sign on his new Glade Spring business was one of the best feelings he’s experienced. “It’s been a crazy, beautiful journey and it just shows what hard work can do,” said Curd, who will open a clothing manufacturing business in downtown Glade Spring on April 1. Eventually, the business will create jobs for…

Society Notebook: A show of fashion – and support – for female immigrants – Press Herald

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Former refugee Adele Ngoy isn’t at all surprised that the international potluck and fashion show night she started in a gymnasium eight years ago has evolved into one of the area’s largest and most joyful fundraising events. “I knew over time it was going to get bigger and bigger, because I put my heart into it and many women would come together,” said Ngoy, founder of the nonprofit Women United…

Fashion: Tutu Cutie – Daily Mail

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pastel pinks, sheer layers and diaphanous tulle are on pointe this season…with a little help from the London Children’s Ballet. Shirt, £39.50, Marks & Spencer. Skirt, £315, Parosh, from Fenwick. Earrings, £100, Ora Pearls, from Young British Designers. Bracelet, £550, Savage & Rose. Ballet wear throughout, from a selection, Bloch. Ballet shoes throughout, children’s and model’s own. Dress, £12,000; Pants, £580; Earrings, £240, and Choker, £210, all Dior Blouse, £230,…

Upstart clothing brand linked to celebs expands to regular guys – New York Post

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tom Cridland, chief executive of an upstart UK-based clothing brand that has managed to get its pricey duds into the hands of celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Stiller and Daniel Craig, is now targeting ordinary shoppers. Leonardo DiCaprioGetty Images The 26-year-old entrepreneur of his eponymous company is blitzing through 22 US cities touting his shtick that his garments last 30 years — or he’ll replace them for free. They’d better…

Recycled fashion revolution – Otago Daily Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Dunedin-based sustainable fashion series is set to return next month — but this time it will run twice as long as last year’s event. Just Atelier’s “Unstitched: Local Fashion Revolution” project — which had its week-long debut under the support of Urban Dream Brokerage last year — will run for a month this April. It offers workshops on mending and “upcycling” clothing and other items, as well as information…

Seen on the Streets: Fashion Mavericks, a Stylish Couple and Fran Lebowitz – New York Times

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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From Homeless Hair Braider To African Fashion Queen – Forbes

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Photo: Gitas Portal) Unbraided Success: Mariatu Turay (photo: Gitas Portal) Mariatu Turay braided hair to survive when she was  homeless and penniless after fleeing war-torn Sierra Leone at the age of 16. Now she is prominent in London’s African community as an entrepreneur with her own fashion boutique and believes her story demonstrates that anyone can follow their dream. Turay was born in London, the daughter of a Sierra Leone government…

Fashion’s See-Now, Buy-Now Trend Reshapes Jewelry – New York Times

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Seismic retail changes shorten the life cycle of many fashion brands – The Seattle Times

Saturday, March 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES — American Apparel bit the dust. So did Nasty Gal. BCBG Max Azria filed for bankruptcy, along with teen retailer Wet Seal. And last week Bloomberg reported that Bebe Stores, a mall apparel chain known for selling trendy going-out apparel to young women, plans to close all 170 stores while avoiding Chapter 11 bankruptcy, in order to focus on its online business. The fashion industry has long been…

Chronic thief gets prison time after peddling ‘high-end’ clothing on Facebook – New York Post

Saturday, March 25, 2017

OLATHE, Kan. — An affluent suburban Kansas City woman with a history of shoplifting was sentenced Friday to a year and seven months in prison for her thefts of tens of thousands dollars of items, often peddled out of her nearly $1 million home. Kelli Jo Bauer, 47 and of Overland Park, Kansas, was also ordered in Kansas’ Johnson County to pay more than $22,000 in restitution to merchants. Bauer…

Photos: Spring fashion trends for 2017 | Recent News | herald … – Huntington Herald Dispatch

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch Isabella Assar, from left, Sarah Chafin and Lexi Duncan model spring fashions Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Runway Couture in Huntington. Shoulder-baring looks in stripes or mix-and-match prints are hot for the spring, as are flowy, romantic, Boho-inspired fashions.

Chronic thief gets prison time after peddling ‘high-end’ clothing on Facebook – New York Post

Saturday, March 25, 2017

OLATHE, Kan. — An affluent suburban Kansas City woman with a history of shoplifting was sentenced Friday to a year and seven months in prison for her thefts of tens of thousands dollars of items, often peddled out of her nearly $1 million home. Kelli Jo Bauer, 47 and of Overland Park, Kansas, was also ordered in Kansas’ Johnson County to pay more than $22,000 in restitution to merchants. Bauer…

The Eight Brands Amazon Wants to Build Its Own Fashion Empire On – WWD

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Amazon is many things — restless tech giant, consumer-obsessed disruptor and e-commerce innovator. It is one of the top companies to watch in fashion, setting the tone for how to serve shoppers online, experimenting with how to sell to them in a physical environment through its new book stores and beckoning brands with billions of consumer clicks on its marketplace. But will it grow into a fashion powerhouse under its…

Week in Fashion: Dakota Johnson and Reese Witherspoon Are Ready for Spring – Vanity Fair

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Week in Fashion: Rihanna and Kate Middleton Wore Surprisingly Similar Looks

Chatsworth House hosts fashion exhibition sponsored by Gucci – The Guardian

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Eggs from Chatsworth House’s famed chickens were immortalised in oils by Lucian Freud. (Four Eggs on a Plate sold at Sothebys for £989,000 in 2015.) Now a new exhibition, which opens at the house on Saturday, lays claim to another title for Chatsworth: that of the most fashionable house in England. “This is the most rock’n’roll place I have ever been,” said Alessandro Michele, designer of Gucci, taking his place…

Photos: Spring fashion trends for 2017 – Huntington Herald Dispatch

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch Isabella Assar, from left, Sarah Chafin and Lexi Duncan model spring fashions Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Runway Couture in Huntington. Shoulder-baring looks in stripes or mix-and-match prints are hot for the spring, as are flowy, romantic, Boho-inspired fashions.