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Renee Minus White

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Day-to-evening looks with delicate details

At New York Fashion Week, there were several new designers on the bill. Jonathan Simkhai’s presentation was created for the modern woman.

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FIT’s Fashions of the Future ’17

FIT’s Fashion of the Future runway show was amazing! With five specializations, including knitwear, sportswear, intimate apparel, special occasion and children’s wear, the top fashion designers of the 2017 graduating class put on quite a show. The looks were innovative.

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Australia’s runway re-cap

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia recently kicked off its Resort ’18 collections. Designer Dion Lee opened the event and debuted his dashing collection at the Sydney Opera House to more than 500 national and international industry media, buyers and VIP guests.

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Cejunel’s haute couture chapeaus

From Gun Hill Road in the Bronx to the Kentucky Derby, you can always wear one of Cejunel’s hats and create a fashion furor.

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Wearable options for fall ’17

When you don’t quite know what to wear from day to day because of the changing weather, you must keep a seasonal variety of clothes in your closet. At Ellery’s fall ’17 show for Paris Fashion Week, there was a nice array of clothes that seem to fit the changes of the seasons nicely.

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Cool, comfortable sportswear for summer

For high-end womenswear, Philomena Zanetti showed a fashionably yet simply styled collection in Berlin for spring/summer 2017.

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Shop SoHarlem for Mother’s Day!

Last Sunday afternoon, SoHarlem’s loft at the Mink Building, 1361 Amsterdam Ave., Suite 340, was filled with plenty of artsy surprises and Mother’s Day buys.

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Spring cleaning tips

Are you working on your “to-do” list for spring cleaning? There’s no time like the present to clear your home of clutter and dust.

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Children’s Cupcake City Socialite at Queens Museum

Celebrating Earth Day in Flushing, N.Y., the Queens Museum held a series of events that included the Mamas Expo, which featured vendors throughout the Queens Museum specializing in products and services geared toward parents and children, and many women-owned businesses were represented. One of the main attractions was the Cupcake City Socialite, a mobile beauty boutique and children’s spa.

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Glamorous gowns and glitzy shoes

“If you can spend hours getting dressed, it’s fabulous,” stated designer Mark Badgley, who with James Mischka founded the label Badgley Mischka. “However, a woman should also be able to bring a dress to work and change there for an evening out.”

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Pretty psychedelic prints and shoes for fall ’17

At Jeremy Scott’s New York show, fashions on the runway were influenced by ’70s styles. Psychedelic prints were modernized in pantsuits, dresses, skirts and jackets.

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HGAR elects first Black president

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently elected Dorothy Botsoe, owner of Jensen Realty, Inc. in White Plains, as the organization’s first Black president since the association’s inception in 1916.

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Berlin’s catwalk beauty craze

On the Berlin runways for autumn/winter 2017, hair and makeup looks hit center stage.

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Style fashion week reports

In L.A., Style Fashion Week was unforgettable.

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A new show on WE tv

“Hustle & Soul,” WE tv’s new docuseries, is stirring up drama Thursday nights. The show’s recent red carpet reception at The Cutting Room was a successful, star-studded event. “Hustle & Soul,” a six-episode, one-hour series from Big Fish Entertainment actually premiered on WE tv Thursday, March 16, at 10 p.m.

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Interesting artistic forms at the Met

The exhibit, “Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms,” now on exhibit at the Met Breuer at 75th Street and Madison Avenue, opens on the fourth floor with a multitude of friendly faces peeking out of a sheet titled “Divisor (Divider).”

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Colorful florals and fresh patterns for spring ’17

At Francesca Liberatore’s spring 2017 show, the collection was filled with fantastic florals, passionate patterns, bright colors and feminine fashions.

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Muslim designer’s dazzling ensembles

With beautiful models wearing her dramatic, wearable statement pieces, Anniesa Hasibuan presented a dazzling collection at New York Fashion Week.

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Turkish designer hits Paris; Ferrari’s fashions

In Paris, France, Turkish designer Selma Celik recently presented a glamorous 1970s collection for SELMACELIK on the runway for Paris Fashion Week.

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Crossover classics mix in modern styles

The contrast between menswear and women’s lingerie looks was striking as models came down the runway for Taoray Wang’s New York Fashion Week debut at Skylight Gallery.

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Emerging designers make their debuts in NYC

At the recent Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers CAAFD Emerging Designers showcase, Peruvian designer Sumy Kujon presented an amazing collection to hundreds of guests in attendance.

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B Michael’s fall ’17 ready-to-wear

After viewing the big New York Fashion Week shows all over town, it was nice to visit B Michael’s atelier in Manhattan’s Garment District Sunday, Feb. 13, for a more private showing.

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Opulent fur accents for fall/winter 2017 looks

Often the fashion show starts with the audience, and Son Jung Wan’s show was no exception.

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Alluring fashion and beauty looks for spring ’17

Cushnie et Ochs designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs presented a flawless execution of their alluring spring ’17 collection here in New York.

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Border-crossing patterns and shapes for autumn/winter ’17

At Berlin’s recent autumn/winter ’17 Fashion Week, patterns were abundant in suits, dresses and coats.

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Dressed to Kilt in NYC

Talk about a sizzling Scottish fashion show and fundraiser! Last weekend’s “Dressed to Kilt” fashion affair kicked off New York Fashion Week with a smashing designer showcase.

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Spring 2017: Fashion angles

When you think about what’s new, think about what’s different from the last season.

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The wrap dress is back for spring/summer ’17

The wrap dress is in style this spring ’17. Singer/actress Beyoncé showed off her curves in designer Romeo Hunte’s shapely, striped style.

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Spring/summer 2018 color and fashion forecast

For 2018, Wonderlust is a trending mood. The theme reaches into the young, eager spirit of nature and adventure.

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NY Fashion Week spring ’17 runway news

Anniesa Hasibuan was the first Muslim and the first Indonesian designer to show the hijabs on the NY Fashion Week runway. Born in Jakarta, July 30, 1986, she is the wife of Andika Surachman, a young entrepreneur.

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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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