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Renee Minus White

Stories by Renee

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Weaving a tale as therapy

Author Miriam Kelly Ferguson weaves an interesting tale in her debut novel, “Weaver.”

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Georgia Gold Skin Care collection

With the cooler weather creeping in, you’ll want to make sure you stock up on new skin care products to help turn your bathroom into your home spa.

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H&M’s layered looks for kids

For fall, layered looks are fashion essentials for children. H&M has some cozy separates, including chunky knits with puffy coats and pom-pom hats, that look adorable on children.

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Grand designs and Renaissance tapestry on view at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its first major monographic exhibition devoted to the great 16th century Netherlandish artist Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502-1550).

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b michael’s spring ’15 collection

When it comes to fashion design, no one told the story better than b michael.

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Skin care for now

For a digital skin consultation and a targeted facial, visit the SK II counter at Saks Fifth Avenue to help keep your skin glowing well into the fall months.

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Jewelry trends for spring 2015

Various product lines were showcased in the side shops at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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Desigual: Say it with flowers for spring

What better way to “say something nice” than with flowers?

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Elegance ‘Emerges’ at Fashion Industry Association award show

Celebrating its seventh season, Emerge! honored iconic model Beverly Johnson with its Fashion Innovator Award and introduced seven aspiring fashion.

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Spring ’15: A matter of contrasts

Designer Son Jung Wan focused on “Dualism” for spring/summer 2015.

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Five back-to-school acne tips for teens

As back-to-school approaches, stress levels may rise, and teens are more likely to develop acne. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 40 percent of adolescents have acne or acne scarring.

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Auction: Music star Naomi Judd’s costume collection

Julien’s Auctions, in Beverly Hills, California, announces the auction of country music star, Naomi Judd’s, costumes and personal items, scheduled for Nov. 7 and 8, at the Julien’s Auctions gallery.

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Online: And sew on

Do you want to learn how to sew? Nov. 8, you can participate in sewing lessons online with “The Sewing Party.”

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Good fall/holiday home decor scents

Collections by Michel Design Works has introduced a luxurious collection of home decorating items that will make great gifts and beautiful accents for your home.

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Face it! Beauty online is DooBop

For multiethnic women, DooBop specializes in brown skin tones and textured hair.

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Miami Swim ‘15 wrap-up

In Miami, it’s a wrap for Swim ‘15 Fashion Week!

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Spring/summer ’15: The trench gown is news

For designer Swati Padmaraj, fashion design has been a lifelong dream and passion.

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Young designers star in Berlin

In Berlin, four young, up-and-coming German designers stood out during the recent Mercedes‑Benz Fashion Week shows.

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Fur now, color is news

This season is the best time to purchase your fur. For 2014/2015, furs hit the runway in designer collections of all levels. Fur is the top trend. The look is creative and redefined.

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Back-to-school fashions: Whimsical yet chic

Alva Simone, created by mother and daughter design duo Shirley Newton and Simone Colbert, is a beautiful clothes collection for beautiful souls.

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United Nations Pageant focuses on inner beauty

To promote tourism, goodwill and cultural style, the United Nations Pageant seeks inner beauty, unlike most pageants that typically focus on external beauty, glitz and glamour. The international event was held in Kingston, Jamaica, earlier this month. Contestants came from Africa, India, South America, the United States and the Caribbean and were scored on inner beauty, how they related with others and their support of community services. This was an opportunity for community service and cultural expression.

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Barraca Chic’s resort ’15 swimwear

For Funk Fashion Week in Miami, Barraca Chic, a firm from Switzerland, debuted its Resort 2015 collection featuring Swarovski embellishments, the finest fabrics and unique silhouettes. Inspiration for this collection stemmed from the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece. Their swimsuits were highlighted with asymmetrical silhouettes and metallic gold rhombus prints.

Swimsuit solutions: Loving your curves

As a woman, Byrnes understands the frustrations felt by many women who are searching for a flawless fit in a swim garment. Unrealistic standards in today’s fashion industry have typically limited the variety of swimsuits and styles available in this market.

What young designers show for fall ‘14

In Brazil, the name Ivan Aguilar is synonymous with high-end menswear. His iconic suits and tailoring are impeccable. For fall ‘14, he showed his first women’s collection in New York. Exhibiting his multitalented skills, his presentation offered a bold performance, made with a true Brazilian rhythm. His designs were created with the global quality that’s expected on the North American catwalk.

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Art and fashion mix for summer

At a recent opening for “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the connection between art and fashion was evident. The evening was hosted by artist Jeff Koons. H&M fashions were also showcased on top models such as Alek Wek, China Chow, Stephanie Seymour, Leandra Medine and Cindy Sherman.

About speaking in public

“Standing Ovations” (Motivated Press) by Robyn Hatcher provides an important formula for the art of public speaking. Their actor type is something most folks never think about when they are going for a job interview or making a presentation. All people are actors in some way, shape or form, and this author points you in a direction that can help you throughout your life.

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Aguaclara swimwear

Aguaclara swimwear designer Liliana Villalobos was born in Lima, Peru. She was the youngest of six siblings. After graduating from high school, she studied art courses at the University of Lima. Her family also lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Cuzco. In her younger years, she was also very active in sports and stood out in gymnastics.

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D’Angelo’s Resort ’15 looks

Edwing D’Angelo’s 2015 Resort collection looks smashing, especially because his show was held in a space overlooking Central Park North in Harlem. Many spectators were awed to view his collection, called “The Pedigree of the New Blue Blood Lineage.”

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Beauty: Eyebrows and hair care news

Summer eyebrows are perfectly shaped, enhancing beautiful eyes and luscious lashes. Los Angeles’ buzz-worthy beauty brand Chella just launched its first Chella Brow Bar. On the cutting edge, it’s the latest edition of the beautiful Chella Brow & Eye Collection, which recently celebrated a grand opening in Westlake Village, Calif.

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Lacoste’s sole shoes for men

For autumn and winter, Lacoste Essential Design shows several collections in one. Overall, the company continues to combine classic silhouettes with a contemporary twist of colors and materials. The look is a sophisticated mix of high-end street wear and quality essentials. Lacoste Essential Design gives the discerning gentleman quality foot fashion that can be worn day or night.

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Student art on view at the Met

“P.S. Art 2014: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids” is open for special viewing for three months, now through Aug. 25, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Artworks of all media by talented students pre-K through 12th grade are displayed in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at the Met. The juried exhibition celebrates its 12th year.

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Underthings men want to wear

For men, fashion is changing faster then ever. The way you look in your clothes is important. What you wear and the way you wear it gives you a fashionable look. However, you must be comfortable. Pay close attention to what’s coming up for the modern man who is now aware of some of fashion’s style secrets.

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Dramatic evening styles with architectural lines

Angel Sanchez designs elegant looks on the line of the body. He began his career in the early 1990s in Caracas, Venezuela. His mother’s work as a designer inspired him to create fashion.

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b Michael’s charming s tyles

On my way to the Harlem office this morning, I bumped into famous designer b michael on the street. We both took off our sunglasses, laughed and greeted one another warmly. “I just have a few questions, if I could just have a moment,” I asked. Michael, wearing a beautiful yellow shirt, smiled. “Of course!”

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Parsons honors Jason Wu and Hugo Boss

Parsons The New School of Design honored designers Jason Wu and Hugo Boss on May 21 at their 2014 Parsond Fashion Benefit.

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Summer ’14 fashion notes

Summer is here, and there are a few fashion pieces you should have in your wardrobe. It’s the season of unusual, favorite things.

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Sleek Physique’s sporty styles for working out

Last Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, N.Y., a new fashion/fitness company named Sleek Physique made its debut.

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Costume Institute’s Charles James exhibit

The Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center opened May 8 with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s inaugural exhibition “Charles James: Beyond Fashion,” which is on view now through Aug. 10.

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Patrick Kelly designs at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Now on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until November 2014, Kelly’s designs give folks a great glimpse of this fabulous designer’s styles.

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Fashion meets comfort in shoes

If you’re on the go, you know that wearing a fashionable, comfortable heel is important, especially if you want to make a style statement every day.

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Kips Bay Decorator Show House opens

Looking for new interior decorating ideas?

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Sun-protecting skin care tips

When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, safe, natural solutions are the way to go.

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Art of Chinese calligraphy at the Met

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore “Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy in the Galleries for Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy.”

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Anti-wrinkle skincare news?

Derma E, the pioneer of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare products, recently launched an eight-product Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A line.

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FIT’s Future of Fashion show

Behind the scenes, the preparation for the Future of Fashion show started a year ago. Throughout this last semester, designers worked with their mentors, who are usually top designers in the fashion industry.

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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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Sculptures from ‘Lost Kingdoms’ at the Met

This holiday season is the perfect time to take youngsters to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to view “Lost Kingdoms.”

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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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