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Renee Minus White

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2014 swimwear: Bare shapes and creative cuts

At the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim shows in Miami, the look is bare. Whether you wear a one-piece or a two-piece swimsuit, it’s evident that this is the age of fitness. Just about everyone is working out and eating, sleeping and living right. The swimwear is skimpy, sexy and sophisticated. Cuts are every which way in the front and back. Dressmaker details are in. Colors and prints are bold.

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Summer read: ‘The Bald Mermaid’

During your life, you live many lives. While reading “The Bald Mermaid: A Memoir” by Sheila Bridges (Pointed Leaf Press, September 2013), you will enjoy the journey of this author, who shares several of her life’s stories.

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Miami SWIM 2014 resort shows are on!

At the SWIM 2014 resort shows in Miami, the looks are sleek, sexy and sharp!

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Classic men’s shirts designed by Kevin Stewart

Shirting the issue of design, seasoned style director Kevin Stewart is launching a new shirt collection called Old School Shirt Makers New York.

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The Bun: Haute couture

When editors look at fashions on the runway, they look at hair, makeup, colors, hemlines, shoes, fabrics and the way the clothes are styled. In Paris, the focus of the hair for Yiqing Yin’s collection for Les Rives De Lunacy was the bun on the back of the head.

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Chai’s high-fashioned fall looks

Richard Chai is known for his architectural designs. His Fashion Week show attracted a standing-room-only audience. He is best known for his architectural designs, hand-stitching details and modern, minimalist approach to style. His recent partnership with Target shows his versatility and allows his clothes to reach a larger audience.

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Men’s grooming parlor in Harlem

From Broadway to Harlem, BBraxton’s salon is in full swing! For skin and hair care, this top shop gives men the star treatment! When it comes to grooming, men have come a long way with feeling comfortable in a grooming salon. It seems like men have always enjoyed a steam room at their gyms, especially after a vigorous workout. Dad used to always looked forward to his visits to the barber shop, where he often met his friends and enjoyed a laugh or two. He would always smell so nice when he came home. You could tell that he felt good too. Located on the street level at 1400 Fifth Ave. (off the corner of West 116 Street), BBraxton’s salon offers “exceptional grooming for exceptional men.” The shop is dedicated to attending to a man’s needs when it comes to his hair, nails, feet, hair and skin. They recently signed on to be the official groomer for the men in the cast of the Broadway hit “Motown: The Musical.” When you walk into BBraxton, you can relax immediately.

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Men’s suits take a short cut for summer

Tommy Hilfiger made a name for his brand 25 years ago, and during the early hip-hop days, he introduced street-style fashions for men. His colors were bold and bright. Clothes were loose-fitting and comfortable. He was a part of the revolution that helped to influence the way men actually thought about clothes. His stripes are bold, and yet, they function for modern men on the go this summer.

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Styles for a soft "Summer-In-The-City" look

For spring/summer ’13, the look is soft, cool, young and pretty. Prints are flowing. The fit is loose yet somewhat close to the body. Lengths may vary. For the day, short, above-the-knee skirts and dresses are best. For the night, longer lengths take you anywhere. This summer is all about the colors you wear, too.

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‘Love Changes’—a great summer read

It’s not a new story, but “Love Changes” by Eartha Watts-Hicks puts some young women’s lives in perspective. It’s extremely well-written.

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Fashion Week at Lincoln Center

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center is in full swing. "I've never noticed so...

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Red Dress'10 Heart's Truth Show

The Red Dress is the centerpiece of The Heart Truth, a nationwide awareness campaign that...

Marilyn's Boutique opens on Lenox Avenue

Marilyn's Clothing Store, Harlem's newest fashion boutique located at 541 Lenox Avenue in Manhattan, offers...

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Perfect Timing! The Art of Horology

Nkiru America and sponsor Audi USA announced their Art of Horology Project on November 5...

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Budget-friendly hair and skin care

For women of color, Cantu introduces a comprehensive skin and hair care line of three...

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B. Michael designs Elizabeth Alexander's inaugural dress

Just received word that New York couture designer B. Michael has been chosen to dress...

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Breakout designers get a nod to MENY

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B.O.R.N.'s Vintage Clothes on West 125th Street

Vintage or not, B.O.R.N., the shop for you to stop in and look for your...

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Heavy'Metal Couture'rocks out

In This Moment made a special stop along their tour to perform an exclusive acoustic...

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Thevi Cosmetics: New line for ethnic women

Blogs are buzzing about Thevi Cosmetics for women of color. This sleek, modern line celebrates...

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Spring '10: Fashions are chic and feminine

Designers are the spring fashion news for 2010! The looks are Gypsy-styled, mixed-up and chic....

Met celebrates designer Arthur McGee

On January 26, the Metropolitan Museum of Art paid tribute to designer Arthur McGee at...

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New Minerale Makeup Mist demo'd at Duane Reade

Now you can spray your foundation makeup on. Hollywood's makeup magician Yolanda Halston introduced her...

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Tone up! Mel B gets you 'Totally Fit'

And a one, and a two! Mel B's "Totally Fit" DVD gets you up on...

The 11th annual African-American Literary Tea

To kick off Black History Month, the Westchester Library System (WLS) celebrates its 11th annual...

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Arise magazine debuts at the Tent

Arise, ThisDay's new African magazine, was officially launched in New York City at the Mercedes-Benz...

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Resort/holiday '09: Two men's clothing lines open up

Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Fat Mattresses and Golden Underwear (FM & GU) introduce a sporty...

Spring 2010 designs by Custo Barcelona at Fashion Week

After 12 years of showing at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, Custo Barcelona presented...

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Ten stimulus hairstyle and hair care tips

When your budget is tight, cutbacks are necessary. However, being well-dressed with modern makeup and...

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Skincare news for men

Permission Inc. introduced Permission, a luxury skincare collection for men, last week. Based in Dallas,...

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Epperson's on 'Project Runway' this season

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Four steps for glamour girl curls

The look is curly, especially if you have long hair. Discover a fresh take on...

Summer hair care news!

Whether you are at the beach, in the pool or just walking on the board-walk...

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Layered looks are back for fall '09

For fall '09, RAD by Rad Hourani is the new designer on the block. He...

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View calligraphies of Ming Dynasty at the Met

In their galleries for Chinese paintings and calligraphy, the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents "Arts...

Body contour creme and scrub news

The latest Borghese Anti-Cellulite treatment, Forma Bella Body Contour Creme is the latest Borghese Anti-Cellulite...

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Men's shirts: Solid investments

When the economy spirals down, the dress code goes up. There's a strong and renewed...

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Summer beauty: Natural body care for dry skin

Just in time for summer's toes and feet, Sheree Fletcher introduces Whoop Ash, a natural...

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Models as muses at the Met

For spring 2009, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute explores the reciprocal relationship between...

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Roxy Paine's sculpture at the Met

It's simply amazing! Conceptual artist Roxy Paine (American, b. 1966) has created a site-specific monumental...

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African and Oceanic art at the Met

The Barbier-Mueller collection of African and Oceanic art from Geneva is on view at the...

Fall '09: Fashion Flights of Fancy

For fall/winter '09, N.Y.-based designer Mimi Plange has launched Boudoir D' Huitres, an international collection....

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Bijte's beautiful lingerie is soft and sexy

With a full range of pretty camisoles, boy shorts, panties, thongs, baby doll pieces and...

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Karen Sabag's fashions dance with nature

Fashion designer Karen Sabag is on the move up these days. Just before her show...

All Bag & Canvas designs by Kidrobot

There's nothing better than having a great bag that takes you where you want to...

Men's shirts: color takes the lead

"When it comes to picking the right shirt, make sure you are on solid ground,"...

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NYC Beauty of Education Award

Maybelline just announced two winners of the 2008 Maybelline New York Beauty of Education Awards....

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Yeohlee's spring geometric shapes

Yeohlee's spring silhouettes are focused on geometric forms. Think about cubes, the crescent and the...

Color punctuates pre-spring '09

At Lafayette 148 New York, the pre-spring '09 look is a kaleidoscope of color. Imagine...

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Fall's hair color cues

It's not just the leaves that are turning fabulous shades this year. Designers everywhere are...