• Essie launches 1,000th nail polish shade

    Linda Miller | Yesterday

    How does a nail polish giant celebrate its 35th anniversary? With a new color, of course.

  • Exuviance launches new wrinkle repair product

    Linda Miller | Yesterday

    Want to diminish or smooth those wrinkles? Evuviance has launched a new product that targets deep lines.

  • Kentucky Derby headwear covers everything from traditional to outrageous

    By Melissa Howell Staff Writer mhowell@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Create a hat trick with headwear choices.

  • Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover


    HAVANA (AP) — The afternoon sun was still baking central Havana when Mabel Fernandez and her 14-year daughter took their spot facing the Prado, a grand colonial boulevard hung with lights and loudspeakers for a fashion show by French luxury label Chanel. "This is something that we've never seen in Cuba," Fernandez said, delighted to be exposing her fashion-crazy daughter to a world of supermodels and Hollywood actors that the girl had only seen in TV and movies. But as evening fell on Tuesday, hundreds of state security officers swarmed the area, pushing Fernandez and other Havana residents behind police lines blocks away. "We couldn't see anything," Fernandez lamented Wednesday morning. "It wasn't right. My daughter

  • Light-up gowns and gladiators: Met Gala fashion was fierce

    Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — They came as robots and gladiators, light-up princesses and high-haired goddesses shimmering in green, copper and silver. As predicted, the annual parade of fashion and star power at the Met Gala on Monday night included an array of interpretations on the evening's vibe: "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology." That's the name of an exhibit opening Thursday that set the tone for the star-studded evening that raises millions for the Metropolitan Museum of Art each year. This time around, the idea was to explore the convergence of handmade and machine-made elements in fashion, past, present and future.

  • Metallics reign on tech-heavy Met Gala red carpet

    Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Met Gala red carpet gleamed on Monday with sparkly metallics and shiny, futuristic-looking fabrics as stars paid homage to this year's technology-centered theme. The annual gala, a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, celebrated the new exhibit opening Thursday, "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," which considers the relationship between the human hand and the machine in creating fashion. As always, guests included stars of film, music, television, sports, politics and of course fashion. And one of the biggest was Beyonce, who provided the finale to the red carpet show, just like last year. The pop superstar — with husband Jay Z nowhere in sight — wore a

  • Met fashion exhibit explores dialogue between hand, machine

    Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, argues Andrew Bolton, the star curator of blockbuster fashion exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we've all been looking at fashion through a flawed prism. We've assumed, he says, that hand-made garments are better, purer, fancier, more luxurious. And that machine-made garments are inherently inferior, even mediocre. We're wrong, Bolton says, and his new Met exhibit opening this week, "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," seeks to prove that the machine is an "equal protagonist" to the hand in creating the best fashions of our recent past, our present and our future. "To me, it doesn't matter if a good designer makes a garment by hand or by machine," he said in a recent int

  • Highlights from Bridal Fashion Week

    Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — From fairytale princess gowns to feathery mini-dresses, bold skinny trouser looks and showgirl sequins, Bridal Fashion Week had something for brides of every size, shape and style inclination. White reigned, as did classic silhouettes to please the most traditional bride. For everybody else, there were splashes of color, plenty of fluttery floral applique and sparkle, sparkle, sparkle. Highlights from the Spring 2017 collections: ___ CHRISTIAN SIRIANO FOR KLEINFELD After a smaller, capsule collection for the famed bridal shop, Siriano teamed with Kleinfeld again on a broader range. His show stopper was a pricey pink ombre ball gown with a sweetheart neckline and skinny straps.

  • Head over heels: '70s vibe is alive on fashionable feet

    BY LINDA MILLER  For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    When warm weather arrives, many women can’t wait to free their toes and slip into a kicky pair of shoes that delivers a punch that’s fun, cool or sexy. Oklahoma City-area retailers discuss the trends.

  • Rihanna launching new makeup line

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Who’s ready for another celebrity makeup collection? Rihanna is entering the makeup business in a big way.

  • Kendall + Kylie brand adds handbags for fall

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Jenner sisters Kendall and Kylie are adding handbags to their contemporary fashion brand.

  • 7 things to remember when searching for the perfect wedding dress

    Tamsyn Valentine, FamilyShare | Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    Finding the perfect wedding dress is not all fun and games. Read my list of 7 things I wish I had known when finding my dream dress.

  • Met curator Andrew Bolton, quiet defender of fashion as art

    Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — The opening seconds of the trailer for "The First Monday in May," the new documentary about the dizzyingly star-studded Met Gala, show pop star Rihanna tossing her fashionable head in slo-mo as the red-carpet cameras click furiously. Suitably, she sports a glistening tiara. And then suddenly we're looking at a boyish, bespectacled man far from the limelight, far from Rihanna and Bieber and Beyonce, walking through the dimmed galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is Andrew Bolton, curator of the blockbuster exhibition that the gala is celebrating. And he's all by himself. "It looks a bit like I wasn't invited to the party," Bolton quips now of that melancholy scene, with a laugh.

  • Woman turns 'fluorescent pink' after misusing Lush bath product

    Published: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    A woman has literally been left red-faced after dying herself bright pink when she misused a bath product from Lush cosmetics. Abi Shenton’s skin was left “fluorescent pink” for three days after she mistook a bath bomb from the toiletries company for soap. Ms Shenton tweeted Lush saying: “Are your products supposed to stain the human skin a florescent shade of pink?”

  • Behold the stump speech, the daily grind of candidates

    Updated: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Day after day, the candidates for president wake up, brush their teeth and pump themselves up to say the same thing they did yesterday. And the day before. And the day before that. Most of what they say won't make the evening news, or get tweeted or repeated. But that spiel they repeat, with variations, to audience after audience in state after state, is a campaign essential. Lo, the lowly stump speech. It's the hour-long infrastructure that surrounds the two-minute nugget in which the candidate may say something new and important on any given day. It distills who the candidates are as people, what they want to accomplish as president — and, hopefully, shows a little humor along the way

  • Donatella Versace reacts to death of friend, Prince

    Updated: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace says she's mourning the death of Prince, one of her closest friends, who has died after collapsing in an elevator at his recording studio complex in suburban Minneapolis. Versace said in a statement Friday that all the memories they shared are coming back to her, including a time they rented a club for just the two of them, listened to music and spoke about the younger generation. Versace says she hopes younger musicians will follow the example Prince set, to "respect their own soul and never trade their own individuality." She says that's what made Prince outstanding and relevant forever. An autopsy Friday could tell more about what caused the death of the 57-ye

  • In brief: Bridal show set for Weatherford

    From Staff Reports  | Published: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    In brief: Bridal show set for Weatherford

  • Designers Costa, Zucchelli out at Calvin Klein

    Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Designers Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli are leaving Calvin Klein as part of what the company describes as a global creative strategy to unify all of its brands under one vision. Costa has been at the New York fashion house for more than a decade and became the women's creative director in 2003. Zucchelli became the men's creative director a year later. In a company release Tuesday, Calvin Klein, owned by PVH Corp., said the new strategy "comes as part of a global revolution in the direction of the Calvin Klein brand." That began with the reacquisition of its jeans and underwear business in 2013 with its purchase of Warnaco Group. The parent company aims to develop a $10 billion global retail sales busi

  • Drybar hair products and tools launching at Ulta

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    Drybar is bringing its extensive line of hair styling products and tools to Ulta stores.

  • Bob Mackie to receive award from Chicago costume council

    Updated: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago History Museum's Costume Council plans to honor fashion designer Bob Mackie. Mackie, who is famous for his sparkling, imaginative costume designs, will receive the council's Designer of Excellence Award on Tuesday. He's often called the "sultan of sequins, the rajah of rhinestones" and has won numerous Emmy Awards for his designs and been nominated for Academy Awards. The 77-year-old designer has dressed many in Hollywood including Cher, Diana Ross, Elton John and Carol Burnett. The Chicago group says its award goes to "visionary designers who have indelibly left their mark on the fashion world." The council owns a costume collection and operates a conservation lab.