Fashion and Beauty

What’s hot in fall and winter fashions? Five key trends from the Toronto runway

A photo posted by World MasterCard Fashion Week (@wmcfashionweek) on Mar 27, 2015 at 3:36pm PDT TORONTO—While winter-weary Canadians are desperate to welcome warmer weather, homegrown fashion designers are already longing for the cooler seasons ahead. At Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week, the country’s emerging and established talents presented their visions for dressing Canadians next …

Apple or pear? Scientists discover new gene linked to your body shape

WASHINGTON — Scientists have found a new gene linked to body fat distribution in research that may help explain why you have an apple or pear shape. Researchers from the Duke University reported Monday in the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that a gene called Plexin D1 could control both where …

High-fashion stylist turns focus to all women with QVC line

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Lori Goldstein was beginning her career in the late 1970s, stylists weren’t a staple of the fashion industry, home shopping networks didn’t exist and a naked and pregnant Demi Moore had yet to bare her belly at checkout counters everywhere from the cover of Vanity Fair. But for Goldstein decades later: …

EcoWaste Coalition cautions consumers on hazards of using unregistered cosmetics

MANILA  — Consumers should exercise maximum precaution when buying unregistered cosmetics, particularly in budget shops and malls, which may contain dangerous contaminants or ingredients beyond allowable limits. The EcoWaste Coalition, a chemical safety and zero waste watchdog, sounded the alarm over the unrestricted sale of smuggled cosmetics in Divisoria and Quiapo following a recent market …

NY Fashion Week: Naomi Campbell wows Zac Posen crowd

NEW YORK  — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here’s what some AP writers are seeing: ZAC POSEN HEARTS NAOMI CAMPBELL Leanne Italie What does a runway queen wear? A ruby glitter ballgown, of course. Naomi Campbell had Zac Posen’s crowd collectively uttering that …

Mick Jagger establishes fashion scholarship in honour of the late L’Wren Scott

NEW YORK — Mick Jagger has established a scholarship in honour of his late girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott. The scholarship will allow one master’s degree student per year over a period of three years to attend the elite Central Saint Martins, the London-based college announced this weekend. Scott, who committed suicide last March at …

Hatmaker Alex Tilley says it would be ‘foolish’ to make his hats outside Canada

TORONTO — Alex Tilley, the man who created one of Canada’s most-prized outdoor wear companies, says it would be foolish to take the manufacturing of Tilley hats outside Canada. But it’s a decision that is ultimately out of his hands once he sells his company, which built its reputation partly on being homegrown. “I cannot …

Michael Cinco, celebrity fashion designer receives outstanding Filipino award

MANILA, Philippines – Michael Cinco – a designer who has chosen to stay low-key despite the fact that he has dressed international supermodels and famous personalities – was recognized as as one of the outstanding Filipinos working overseas. The designer, who hails from Catbalogan, Samar, was given the award by President Benigno Aquino III on …

Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace jewelry showcased in Cartier ‘Brilliant’ show in Denver

DENVER—In one corner of the gallery, Grace Kelly polishes her engagement ring on screen in the 1956 musical “High Society.” In a case just steps away sits a dazzling 10.5-carat Cartier emerald-cut diamond given to her by her real-life fiance, which she wore in that final film role just before becoming Princess Grace of Monaco. …

Alexander Wang x H&M: double the style in Manila, worldwide

On the heels of opening its flagship store in Manila, Swedish retailer H&M announced its partnership with New York-based fashion designer Alexander Wang. Wang is the latest addition to the impressive roster of top designers who have partnered with H&M.   The high-fashion retailer previously collaborated with renowned designers Isabel Marant, Maison Martin Margiela, Karl Lagerfeld …

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