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Makeup now: Shades by Gal Line

A complete makeup line with colors for everyone, founder GraceAnn Long introduces Shades by Gal. The company’s mission is to create a cosmetic that includes every woman. “There’s a shade for everyone, a perfect match,” said Long.

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Soft, colorful shoes step out

For spring-summer 2014, the foot fashion look is color—and plenty of it! Everyday summer shoes are featured in LAMO’s collection of comfy-yet-trendy flats, moccasins, canvas slip-ons, sandals and lace-up booties.

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AFI’s men’s fashion a la mode

In less than a fortnight, 10 local African menswear designers showcased their autumn-winter collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ)

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Glamorous evening looks

Evening elegance showed up best for fall 2014 at Badgley Mischka’s show during Fashion Week in New York. “Our style harkens back to the glamorous Hollywood of the ’40s,” said James Mischka. “The Badgley Mischka signature style is simple, streamlined and thoroughly elegant.”

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About a ‘Woman on Top’

The book “Woman on Top,” written by Deborah Schwartz, is an inspirational novel about a young widow whose journey to find herself takes readers on an entertaining, thought-provoking ride.

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A chic parade of children’s looks

In collaboration with Vogue Bambini, petitePARADE presented its children’s fashion show in New York City on Saturday, March 8 at 545 W. 22nd St

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Young designers stand out

For fall ’14, three young designers were featured their thesis collections in the Academy of Art University’s (AAU) presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

NAMA celebrates Black History Jazz Legends

At the Bronx Library on Fordham Road, the New Amsterdam Musical Associates (NAMA) held their annual Black History Month concert featuring “Legends of Song.”

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Wedding dresses fit for a queen

TeKay Designs, a couture house based in Houston, Texas, presented an impressive Queen of the Brides collection in New York.

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Fall Fashion's 2014 Royal looks are shapely

At Tadashi Shoji’s fall show, the audience was lost in an evening reverie, wandering through a Moorish palace.

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B Michael collection defines fall ’14

As an American designer, b Michael’s fall/winter ’14 collection reflects the lifestyle of a modern woman.

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Edwing D’Angelo’s fall fashions in red

New York designer Edwing D’Angelo presented a fabulous fall collection filled with many ways to wear red for men and women.

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Desigual brings Barcelona to New York

For 2014, Desigual gets back to the basics with a personal collection that reflects the enduring optimism found in Barcelona

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Son Jung Wan’s sumptuous fashion furs for fall ’14

Son Jung Wan’s collection was inspired by the abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, who conveyed poignant emotions ranging from joy to sadness through color. For fall/winter 2014, Wan painted her collection with shades of emotion.

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Custo’s captivating collection for fall ’14

Just before the Custo Barcelona show, we had an appointment behind the scenes to meet the designer, Custo Dalmau.

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Beauty now: It Makes Scents

For Valentine’s Day, It Makes Scents offers an array of natural scented soaps and candles that will make great gifts for him or her.

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Von Furstenberg’s spring styles

Diane von Furstenberg’s (DVF) commitment to empowering women is expressed not only through fashion, but also through philanthropy and mentorship

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Jessica London expands to make Plus-size styles

Jessica London has extended its range of sizes for modern, plus-size fashions

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John Paul Ataker Fall/winter 2014 fashions unveiled

For fall/winter ’14, John Paul Ataker unveils his evening collection in New York.

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Pop-ups hit fashion

Pop-up stores are the fashion-of-the-moment spots that can simply pop up anywhere, anytime

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Harlem spot for yoga and skin care

Land Skin Care and Land Yoga, located at 2116 Frederick Douglas Blvd. between 114th and W. 115th streets, are two separate beauty businesses in one spot.

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Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo's spring ’14 designs hit the runways

Tome’s collection comes from Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo.

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Elegant fashions of the 1930s at Museum at FIT

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) exhibition “Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s” will open on Feb. 7.

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Style competition calls for emerging designers

U.S. fashion designers, Brad Smith has announced Design for Brad Smith, a one-of-a-kind design competition. Submissions open on Jan. 2

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Haute hats for spring ’14

For spring ’14, there’s a hat for every outfit and occasion in Anya Caliendo’s collection, shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York

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Elegant, Eco-friendly looks for now

For fall/winter 2013, the look is chic, clean-cut, classic and shapely. With ambitions to have a “global impact,” Nina Skarra focuses on the development of green, sustainable designs.

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Cleopatra’s Needle on view at the Met

The exhibition “Cleopatra’s Needle” is showing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art now through June 8, 2014. An ancient Egyptian monument and a gift to the city of New York from the khedives of Egypt, the obelisk of Pharaoh Thuthmose III is popularly known as “Cleopatra’s Needle.”

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Last-minute gift! Knot Standard’s gift card for men

From all over the world, Knot Standard allows gentlemen access to a world of talented tailors.

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Y-3 springs a move

The “Y” stands for Yohji Yamamoto

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Spring ’14 evening wear looks sporty

From the looks of Carmen Marc Valvo’s spring ’14 collection

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Tam’s East-meets-West looks

For spring ’14, Vivienne Tam didn’t focus on matching pieces or traditional styles. Her silhouettes are simple. She reached into her own archives for prints that were updated. In her tailoring techniques, she referenced classical Chinese tropes. There are luxurious lotus prints, embroideries and cutouts. Tam’s shirt-dresses have cinched waists. Slim pants are cropped. Skirts are fuller. Her clothes are very wearable. Her presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center was spectacular.

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Spring’s gorgeous gowns

Known for her beautiful bridal designs, Monique Lhuillier presented an exquisite collection of evening wear for spring ’14. These red-carpet fashions are enhanced with delicate details and exude an effortless sense of style and sophistication. In vibrant colors, they flow gracefully down the runway.

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Spring ’14: Glamour is back!

Zang Toi’s spring ’14 collection is simply stunning

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Fall ’13: Vantan’s season of color

Color-struck fall ’13 fashions captured the runway at Vantan Tokyo’s collection presentation

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Fall/winter ’13: Peasant looks are enchanting

Tadashi Shoji’s fall 2013 collection tells a tale of exiled nobility. His looks were inspired by the splendor of the Russian Empire. The journey begins in St. Petersburg, Russia, impressively shrouded in the darkness of winter.

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Renowned jewelry designer JAR on view at the Met

At a recent press conference, the Metropolitan Museum of Art introduced “Jewels by JAR,” an exhibition of more than 400 works by jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. This exhibit is the first retrospective in the United States and the first retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum dedicated to a contemporary jeweler. “Jewels by JAR” runs from Nov. 20 to March 9, 2014.

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Fashion rocking on the edge

Mark & Estel created a fashion frenzy at the shows

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Spring news and crispy crew cuts

At J. Crew’s New York presentation, menswear takes the lead.

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DKNY’s spring chic

Donna Karan, chief designer of the international company that bears her name

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Sun’s spring ’14 styles

Brandon Sun’s spring ’14 collection is sharply styled yet very sophisticated.

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Stylish shapes for fall

“Clothing should be quieter than the woman so that her beauty can shine through,” said Elie Tahari. For fall 2013, shapes line the body. Pant legs are slimmer. Jackets are box-shaped. The silhouettes show off jackets and coats with defined shoulders over body-conscious dresses, skirts and pants. Skirts are tapered, going from short to long, depending upon the occasion.

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Queer fashion history at FIT

“A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk,” now on view at the Museum at FIT, is a groundbreaking exhibition that explores the significant contributions to fashion made by LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) individuals over the past 300 years.

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Plaid’s in: Create a shapely skirt for fall ’13

Mad-about-plaid skirts are the bottom line with biker-styled jacket, coat-sweaters and sweaters in general.

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Fall ’13 print dress design for the fuller figure by IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel

The plus-size label of IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel offers a lavish display of glamour and femininity in its collection of pretty print dresses. The frocks are interpreted for the modern woman. The designs show intricate plays of transparency, bonded laces, contrast-heavy prints and bold, beautiful colors.

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Adorable children’s fashion on the runway

For its fifth season, petiteParade transformed Industria Superstudio in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District into its own Kids Fashion Week location. The fantastic two-day weekend event featured adorable, easy-to-wear children’s fashion on the runway. The show, held in collaboration with Vogue Bambini, was a huge success.

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Art Institute’s show of star student designers

One right after the other, the Art Institute of New York City’s (AI) designers all showed incredible talent and creativity at the spring 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week presentations. This show was the best and the most surprising. The clothes were glamorous!

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For Nov. 2013: Vintage Heartland lingerie line

Lovely lingerie is always welcome in a woman’s wardrobe.

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Anna Sui’s vintage spring styles

In the world of fashion, Anna Sui’s spring ’14 collection takes you on a creative journey.

Menswear influences women’s styles for spring ’14

From Brooklyn Clothing Lab, fashion designer Mel Simons presents an edgy collection that’s inspired by men’s clothing in the movie “The Great Gatsby.” The look is whimsical and feminine for today’s street-smart lady. Simon’s clothes are well-constructed. You can tell he is driven by his love for fashion.

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Michael’s spring ’14 looks are opulent

American couturier and ready-to-wear designer b Michael is always on the fashion point. On Sept. 11, his show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center was spectacular. His fashion garments are made exclusively in America. Known for his glamorous designs, his clothes are worn by many of the world’s most stylish women.

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