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Renee Minus White

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Get up and move your body

It’s a new year, and time for a new you, especially if you have been waiting for the right time to get fit. At the Harlem YMCA, Phyllis Spencer Lennon is offering several ways to get your mind, body and spirit healthy.

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View Black designers’ styles at The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT’s exhibit, “Black Fashion Designers,” on view now through March 16, 2017, is a compelling examination of the significance and unrecognized impact that African-American designers have had on fashion.

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Fashion bridges cultural gaps for spring ’17

International designer Vivienne Tam is known for her culture-bridging, East-meets-West concepts in her collections.

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Bébénoir opens second boutique in Harlem

Harlem boutique Bébénoir just opened a second store at 2064 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (between 124th and 125th streets), New York City.

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Easy elegance from old fashion tricks

The passion of fashion accompanies Marta Zampolini’s spring/summer collection. When she was young, Zampolini loved to “steal with her eyes” the tricks of her grandmother’s dressmaking skills.

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Men’s fashion and footwear news

Ports 1961 just announced their company’s collaboration with iconic sportswear and boxing brand Everlast, made famous by the world’s greatest boxers and actors.

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Soft, feminine styles for spring ’17

After the lights were turned down, the audience was transported to India during the beginning of Runa Ray’s show.

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Fur fashions for arctic blasts

For fall 2016/2017, designers offered an array of great fashion choices that are sure to deliver cold weather chic.

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Siriano’s styles in plus sizes

Finally, a well-named designer is paying attention to the plus-size woman!

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Special holiday events at The Met

Inspired by “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry,” there are several special conversations and events happening now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Marshall Exhibit is currently on view through Jan. 29, 2017, at The Met Breurer.

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The beauty of ‘Some Nerve’

“Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave,” (Riverhead), by Patty Chang Anker is a “must read,” according to Parents magazine.

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Masterworks: Unpacking fashion at the Met

On view from now through Feb. 5, 2017, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art introduces their fall 2016 exhibition, “Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion.”

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Plus-size style news for spring/summer ’17

Beth Ditto, vocalist of The Gossip, unveiled her second collection Nov. 1, 2016, with an 11-piece, ready-to-wear line available in sizes 14 to 28.

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Multi-zipped styles are in play

In a league of their own, Hood By Air delivers another striking collection for spring/summer 2017.

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Portland’s FashionNXT shows on the runway

This season, the world’s fashion industries are introducing new designers. It’s sort of like a changing of the guard, and it’s so exciting to witness.

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Desigual’s global traveler’s spring/summer ’17 looks

At Desigual’s show at Moynihan Station in New York City, some of the collection’s highlights included Desigual’s long knit dresses, lace fringes and hand-woven pieces that were simply mesmerizing.

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Milan’s spring/summer ’17 fashion news

In Milan, Italy, La Perla’s spring/summer collection at Palazzo Clerici recently drew a standing-room-only audience.

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A Paris runway report

Winner of the Spring/Summer ’16 ANDAM Fashion Prize, Wanda Nylon presented a sophisticated spring/summer ’17 collection last week in Paris.

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For sale: Cab Calloway’s Riverdale home

Home features 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3,200 square feet

The Riverdale, Bronx home of jazz great Cab Calloway home is currently on the market.

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Egyptian designer debuts at New York Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer ’17 shows

The “Rise of the Pharaohs” is the theme of Temraza’s Spring/Summer ’17 Collection. With her roots in Cairo, the designer’s line was influenced by her hometown, the Pharaohs and ancient Egyptians.

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Printed lady looks are Bëts for Spring ’17

Print it! From head to toe, Xuly Bët’s collection offers a glimpse into yesterday’s fashion closets, but their styles show off today’s fashion flair.

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Fall fashion foot notes

J.J. Gray’s Fashion Week trunk show introduced a superior line of custom-made boots and Oxfords for men and women.

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HFR’s Ninth Annual Award Celebration

Harlem Fashion Row’s 9th Annual Fashion Week celebration was a complete success.

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0039 Italy’s romantic looks for spring/summer ’17

Backstage at 0039 Italy’s spring/summer ’17 fashion show in Berlin, models try to relax. It takes many hours to get ready for a show.

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Spring/summer’17: Fashion cutoffs are news

When it comes to the length of a garment for spring/summer ’17, take your pick. From the looks of this collection, the wider the pant legs the better.

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New self-esteem guide for teen girls

As teens grow, having and maintaining self-esteem in essential. Author Lane Cobb offers many tips in “Be Your Biggest Champion: A Self-Esteem Guide for Teen Girls,” an inspirational guide that provides young people with tools they can use for the rest of their lives.

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Step up in boots and sporty styles

Recently at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin’s spring/summer 2016 shows, emerging designer Alexandra Tamale made a strong fashion statement with a collection of Rio-timely sportswear for on or off the court.

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Spring/summer 2017 news

Aug. 25, 2016, at 13 W. 38th St., New York, N.Y., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Terese Sydonna’s fall 2016 collection will be available at a sample sale.

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Resort ’17 chapeau chic

It’s the season for fashionable straw hats. Madonna was spotted in Havana, Cuba, wearing the Drake hat from Gigi Burris Millinery’s Resort 2017 collection.

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Next generation designer news and art

On Harlem’s Sugar Hill, Pamela Love introduces her Suspension Collection at the Museum of Art and Origin, located at 430 W. 162nd St., New York, N.Y.

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Girls’ clothes for fall/winter ’17/’18

With back-to-school just around the corner, shopping for the newest looks can be a challenge.

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Clara Francis Gallery opens in Harlem

The Clara Francis Gallery is opening with the exhibition of “Haile King-Rubie: Speaking Colors.”

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Sleek skis are colorful in abstract designs

For winter 2016-2017, Black Crows showed a colorful lineup of outerwear alongside their 10th collection of skis.

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Summer fashion for party times

Chilean-born actress Leonor Varela appeared at the 9th annual Oceana SeaChange summer party wearing a design by Gauri & Nainika from their Autumn/Winter ’16 collection.

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Spring/Summer ’17 fashion on a dime

Dime-Mexico Fashion House put on a splendid show during Berlin Fashion Week.

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Men’s fashion week report: Popsicle color combinations are cool

Men’s spring/summer 2017 Fashion Week presentations went off without a hitch in New York last week.

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D’Angelo’s dashing duds for spring/summer 2017

Designer Edwing D’Angelo rolled right into the third edition of New York Fashion Week with a fascinating menswear collection.

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Join The Club! Hair news now

Opening day at The Club by Dominik Mager, an upscale hair salon conveniently located at 2276 Frederick Douglass Blvd. near 122nd Street, was a huge success. And from July 11-16, they are offering a 20 percent discount on all services.

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Casually elegant 2016 shapes for day or night

Young designer Annelie Schubert’s collection was sponsored and presented by Mercedes Benz and Elle Magazine for the Berlin spring/summer ’16 shows.

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Spring/summer ’17 fashion news from Berlin

Overall, the Berlin spring/summer ’17 shows are huge productions. This Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show was one of the best.

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Summer hair in the city

At Ms. P’s Hair Studio at 280 W. 117th St., Harlem, N.Y, summer hair is turned out in a wide variety of styles.

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Fashionable flats for the summer holidays

A long-time footwear company adds color, glitter and glamour to their holiday footwear collection.

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Backstage: All about beauty and styling

The womenswear label Georgia Alice is dedicated to creating modern, luxurious ready-to-wear.

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Summer styles: Leggier looks reign

This summer, the variety of weather climates urges you to have a variety of clothes in your closet.

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Men’s fashion styles and influences

For spring/summer ’17, Fashion East Men’s show was very entertaining. Styles were shown every which way.

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High street styles for men

Designer Agnese Narnicka’s brand, One Wolf, founded in 2010, offers high-fashioned street clothes for men.

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Summer ’16 looks for day-to-evening elegance

It’s summertime, and the fashion look is cool and easy. A number of designers showed a wide array of prints, short and long dresses and swimsuits with cover-ups.

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Summer ’16 looks for on the boat and beach

Whether you are on the beach, a boat or the boardwalk, pretty prints are the way to go.

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College student debuts film at Cannes Film Festival

From Rutgers University to the Cannes Film Festival!

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Designer launches cosmetic line at show

At Malan Breton’s autumn/winter ’16 presentation for New York Fashion Week, the collection was filled with classic cuts that bordered on sporty styles in functional shapes for a modern lifestyle.

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