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Renee Minus White

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The art of the flower for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re wishing your special someone Happy Valentine’s Day with a single rose or a beautiful bouquet of flowers, you are sure to see a smile and make someone happy.

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Talk about fall in fly styles at NYFW 2020

Last Saturday, Chiara Boni La Petite Robe presented her fall/winter 2020-21 NYFW collection on the curve of the body.

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First vintage Negro Leagues bobbleheads series

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame, Museum and Dreams Fulfilled just launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a limited-edition series of vintage Negro Leagues bobbleheads.

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Eight innovative designers for spring

For spring 2020, eight Asian designers from the Council of Asian Designers of America (CADA) presented remarkable collections at NYFW.

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Spring’s sophisticated knit styles are news

With Spanish tradition and sophistication, designer Alejandra Alfonso Rojas defines casual luxury. Her clothes are influenced by her modern life in New York City.

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London Fashion Week wrap-up!

Sustainability leads the way for designers in London and Paris. Brand executives are producing more eco-friendly collections.

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Fashions in men’s military mode

In today’s climate with troops on the move, fashions are taking a turn for military turfs.

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In Milan: menswear for fall 2020 is moving

It’s Men’s Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. Marni, a collection created by Swiss designer Consuelo Castigioni, has become an international sensation.

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SS’20 makeup tips…

At the shows, you’re looking at the clothes and how the makeup complements each outfit. Keep in mind the total picture.

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Ski & street jacket styles for fall/winter ’20/’21

The fall/winter 2020-2021 Tatras collection represents the brand’s turning point.

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Fashion & accessories from NYC to Istanbul

For the holidays in New York, Harlem My Love’s designer Claude Jay introduced a magnificent handbag collection.

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Dressing up for the holidays

After all of the get-ready-for-the holiday plans have been achieved, it’s time to give some thought about how you want to look for the holidays. Pick out your favorite jewelry, dress, skirt, blouse, coat, scarf, stockings, gloves and hat.

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Glamorous bridal gowns for spring ’20

Designer Reem Acra’s Bridal collection at NYFW was sensational.

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Holiday stocking stuffers & stops

“New Kid” by Jerry Craft, an award-winning author-illustrator, is a wonderful read and a gift for children.

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Miami’s Art Basel Show report

In collaboration with artist Miranda Makaroff SS’20 collection, designer Desigual unveiled a fantastic fashion collection with artistic cameos that showed women living in harmony with nature.

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What's in store: holiday highlights

NiLu Gift Boutique offers quality gifts including candles, diffusers, jewelry, pillows, greeting cards, art prints, body butters and lots more.

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Tailored elegance for spring/summer 2020

For spring 2020, he was inspired by new whimsical trends that showed up in collections in London and Paris.

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Handcrafted prints are softly styled for SS’20

Handcrafted by local artisans, Mochi’s prints are distinctive, bright and beautiful.

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Full figure fashions & kids’ clothes

After winning on Project Runway several seasons ago, Christian Siriano’s career exploded.

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Holiday pop-ups, classic spring styles & color chic

What’s in store for the holiday? Designer Dara Senders is opening a Holiday Pop-Up Shop at 401 Penn Plaza Pavilion in NYC on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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CAAFD emerging designers

Every season, the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD)​ hand-picks some of the finest talents in the global fashion industry.

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Real faux furs are warm, too!

When it comes to fashion and fur, N’ONAT is making faux fur a desirable, yet stylish coat choice.

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Romantic spring styles for day or evening

For spring/summer 2020, there were many NYFW designers who showed soft, romantic styles. The looks were long, often baring shoulders, with layers, ruffles and flounces. Cyber colors, soft pastels and prints were prevalent

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More designers of color hit NYFW for SS’20

From Africa, Maki Oh is a womenswear brand that fuses traditional African techniques with detailed contemporary construction.

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L.A.’s luxurious lace looks

At Los Angeles Fashion Week, designer Angel Sanchez stood out with a sophisticated, vampire-inspired collection.

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Charming, special occasion looks for SS’20

Every look created by emerging designer Christopher John Rogers that appeared on the runway received applause.

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Meals clothing: classic styles with taste

Are you hungry for fashion? For their first presentation, Ritual Project Los Angeles put on quite a delicious show at Various Small Fires Gallery in West Hollywood, CA.

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Sophisticated silhouettes sum up spring/summer ’20

It was a September to remember in fashion. Having the shows in the outer boroughs brought out the best presentations from all of the designers.

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Flying Solo in Paris

Flying Solo’s Paris Fashion Week show featured fashion collections of over 40 designers in an incredible presentation at Salon Marceau, just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe last Saturday.

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Color vibrations for S/S 2020

Let’s face it, young people are designing for the future and are feeling empowered to create change.

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Cool, casually chic cuts for SS ’20

Designer Hanh Merriman’s namesake spring/summer ’20 collection was inspired by the desert mountains in Utah.

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Paris SS ’20 fashion report

Oxford Fashion Studio recently premiered 16 diverse designers’ collections during SS ’20 Paris Fashion Week at the International Le Grand Hotel.

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Rock and roll instruments ‘Play It Loud’ at the Met until Oct. 1

“Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll,” now on view at the Metroplitan Museum of Art, brings back such sweet memories.

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Spring/Summer Fashion Week reviews

What a fabulous affair! ESSENCE Fashion House made its New York Fashion Week (NYFW) debut and premiered the ESSENCE Best in Black Fashion Awards on Sept. 4 at 523 West 37th St., NYC.

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Understated styles for spring/summer 2020

For Noon by Noor’s spring 2020 NYFW collection, designers were inspired by the l Bahraini pearl and its surroundings.

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Global Fashion Collective’s elegant looks for SS ’20

Whimsical color palettes, artistic fabric manipulations and ethereal elegance led the way for the first show from Global Fashion Collective. They featured three young designers including Glaze Kohl, Xunero and Jessica Chang Studio. Their colors, prints and fabrics were soft, pretty and elegant.

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Four emerging Chinese designers opened NYFW

It’s New York Fashion Week and fashion designers are on the hoof! Yesterday, Sept. 4, 2019, ICY presented four emerging Chinese designers with outstanding spring/summer 2020 women’s and men’s fashion collections at NYFW.

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Made in Africa Designers Hit NYFW

Made In Africa S/S 2020 will hit the NYFW runways at Pier 50 Studios on Sept. 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. For the company’s first time showing in NYC, they will introduce runway presentations from two contemporary African designers Maxhosa Africa and Eliana Murargy.

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Fall ’19 accessories make fashion statements

After a successful launch of the Luxury Women’s Ready to Wear Collection during Paris Fashion Week Spring 2019, Dara Senders launched her new Fall/Winter ’19 accessories collection with a three-day presentation.

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Hair care news for your hair, wigs or weaves

Whether you are wearing a weave, a wig, or your own hair, your hair is your crown and glory.

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Glemaud’s back-to-school knits for fall

Fashion feels almost like the ’70s when there are so many Black designers on the scene.

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Cool fashion & art news updates

At Alice + Olivia, summer ’19, cool summer looks are about colorful mix-ups in bold prints and patterns. Make the most of leg-lengthening looks like shorter skirts, jumpsuits, longer pants and shorts. Cropped tees are tops.

Studio 189: Sustainable Styles for fall

At NYFW, Studio 189’s first fall collection stunned the audience with modern yet functional designs and entertainment. Founded by actress Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, Studio 189 is an artisan produced fashion lifestyle brand and social enterprise. Presented at Spring Studios, this collection leveled the season with a display of beautiful prints and well-tailored clothes for men, women and children in sustainable fabrics.

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Summer ’20 shoe news in sizes up to 14!

New shoes are always the best, especially when they are comfortable and fashionable.

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Best NYFW Fall/Winter ’19 looks

For fall/winter ’19, New York Fashion Week featured the best designers and strong collections from top labels like Coach, Anna Sui, Helmut Lang, Telfar, Gypsy Scout, LaQuann Smith, Tomo Koizumi and Sies Marjan.

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Prints are Charming for Fashions and Home

In Pantoneview’s 2020 color trend report, there’s a new direction introducing both a novel and nostalgic approach to design.

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Sizzling swimwear hits Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week was a splash! The Buy-Now-See-Now 2019 collection of Natasha and Devin stayed true to their signature in styles and cuts.

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Remembering Arthur McGhee and his elegant designs

I met Arthur McGhee, a distinguished African-American designer, during the late 1970s.

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Fall designs for peace & style

For this season’s Fashion for Peace designs, all eyes are on India and New York.

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Australia’s next generation designers

The St. George NextGen Program supports and mentors emerging designers.

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