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  • Back-to-school shopping event Saturday at Penn Square Mall

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Fun and fashion mix it up to help get students ready for the classroom.

  • National Archives to help open DC Fashion Week

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The dusty National Archives has a certain style that's drawing interest from Washington's fashion crowd. On Tuesday, the Foundation of the National Archives and D.C. Fashion Week will announce a new partnership to host the fashion show's opening night Sept. 24 at the National Archives. Organizers say the fashion show ties in nicely with a National Archives exhibit exploring "signature styles" from history. The exhibit "Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures" includes former first lady Jaqueline Kennedy's pillbox hat and President George H.W. Bush's cowboy boots. It also includes first lady Michelle Obama's black and red dress worn the night of the 2008 election. It was designed by Narcisco Rodriguez

  • National Archives to help open DC Fashion Week

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The dusty National Archives has a certain style that's drawing interest from Washington's fashion crowd. On Tuesday, the Foundation of the National Archives and D.C. Fashion Week will announce a new partnership to host the fashion show's opening night Sept. 24 at the National Archives. Organizers say the fashion show ties in nicely with a National Archives exhibit exploring "signature styles" from history. The exhibit "Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures" includes former first lady Jaqueline Kennedy's pillbox hat and President George H.W. Bush's cowboy boots. It also includes first lady Michelle Obama's black and red dress worn the night of the 2008 election. It was designed by Narcisco Rodriguez

  • Destination Maternity to open store in Oklahoma City

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Expecting and eager for some new clothes? Belle Isle Station is counting the days until it welcomes its newest shop.

  • Kiss, Usher, J.Lo to perform at Fashion Rocks

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss, Usher and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the Fashion Rocks concert this fall. The Sept. 9 event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, will also feature Duran Duran, Miranda Lambert and Pitbull. It will air live on CBS at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Ryan Seacrest will host the two-hour special, which celebrates the relationship between music and fashion. The event takes place during New York Fashion Week. DJ-producer Afrojack, Rita Ora, Nico & Vinz and the Band Perry will also perform. More performers and presenters will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. ___ Online: http://fashionrockslive.

  • Hermes names new womenswear designer

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — French luxury powerhouse Hermes has named Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski as its new womenswear designer. The low-profile, 36-year-old French designer will replace Christophe Lemaire, whose departure was announced earlier this week and who will take his final bow in October. Though Vanhee-Cybulski is not a big name, she was previously women's design director at Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen's The Row, and has worked in important behind-the-scenes roles at Martin Margiela and Celine in Paris. She said Thursday in a statement she was "overjoyed to join the Hermes house, which I admire and share all my values with.

  • Pop star Azalea talking fashion on MTV

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pop star Iggy Azalea (uh-ZALE-yuh) is taking on a new role as a commentator for the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV said Thursday that the singer featured in the summer hits "Fancy" and "Problem" will provide a running commentary on fashion during the annual awards show on Aug. 24 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The following night, Azalea will channel her inner Joan Rivers for an MTV fashion recap show under the "House of Style" banner. "House of Style" ran on MTV from 1989 to 2000 and was briefly revived online last year. Azalea will do the same thing this summer, starring in a series of Web-only shows visiting vintage clothing stores and talking about the connection between music and fashion. The

  • Fashion Forward: Fall style outlook

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    From standards such as fur and leopard to “normcore” and ’60s mod, fall fashion has a wide array of options.

  • Artistic director of women's wear leaving Hermes

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Christophe Lemaire, the artistic director of Hermes women's ready-to-wear line, is parting ways with the luxury house after four years. Lemaire will take his final bow on Oct. 1 at the presentation of the Spring-Summer 2015 collection, Hermes said Monday in its announcement. There was no word about who would replace the designer, whose clothes convey the kind of relaxed, understated luxury befitting the image of the stately Hermes, which got its start in the 19th century as a saddle-maker. In the statement, Lemaire said he was leaving to tend to his own label. "My own label is growing in an important way, and now I really want and need to dedicate myself to it fully," the statement quoted the design

  • Swimwear designer, age 19, debuts in Miami Beach

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was nearly show time as designer Francesca Aiello snapped pictures backstage of models in her latest swimwear designs. This was Frankie's Bikinis' debut show for the 19-year-old designer at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach, but Aiello is a pro when it comes to social media. "I was nervous at first ... of all the attention. But I'm excited," she said before posting the photos on Instagram and Twitter, where her brand started just a couple years ago and has since taken off. She is the youngest designer to ever present at the shows in Miami Beach, organizers said. Aiello (pronounced ah-YELLOW) is a California girl who grew up wearing bikinis in Malibu. With help from her mom, she

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Must I know the couple to attend their wedding?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    If you’re invited to a wedding for a couple you’ve never met, is it proper etiquette to accept?

  • Rimes applauds skimpy bikinis at Miami Beach show

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Country singer LeAnn Rimes attended the Mercedes Benz Fashion Swim shows in Miami Beach and says she was wowed by a selection of skimpy swimwear on the walk. "I like butts and they do a really good butt," she said after the Luli Fama show, which she attended along with husband Eddie Cibrian. The designers behind the Miami-based collection are known for their abbreviated bikinis. "Before everything sags I might as well," Rimes joked of the string bikini and laser cut bottoms seen in the show. The event is now celebrating its 10th year with more than a dozen shows that complete their run on Monday.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: July 20, 2014

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Reception, Bridal Party, Barbecue, Art Exhibit, Picnic

  • Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall-Museum

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers. The Rock Hall announced Friday that outfits from Beyonce's Super Bowl performance and music videos will debut Tuesday in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in its Legends of Rock section, next to iconic pieces from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen. The 32-year-old Beyonce would be eligible for induction into the Rock Hall as a member of Destiny's Child in 2022 and as a solo artist in 2027.

  • Oscar de la Renta exhibit opens at Bush library

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — As former first lady Laura Bush gazed at the elegant knee-length Oscar de la Renta dress and coat she wore to the swearing-in ceremony at her husband's 2005 inauguration, she recalled that white turned out to be the perfect color choice. "The floor of the platform was a beautiful sky blue, which I didn't know that it would be ... So the white dress with snow all out on the ground and then this beautiful sky blue platform really looked perfect," Bush said. Turning her eyes to the silvery gown she wore that night, she said: "He made it so sparkling and so beautiful with the crystals." The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective of de la Renta's career that opens Saturday at the George W.

  • Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall-Museum

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers. The Rock Hall announced Friday that outfits from Beyonce's Super Bowl performance and music videos will debut Tuesday in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in its Legends of Rock section, next to iconic pieces from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen. The 32-year-old Beyonce would be eligible for induction into the Rock Hall as a member of Destiny's Child in 2022 and as a solo artist in 2027.

  • Seventeen magazine fashion line now at Sears

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Guess which department store hopes to lure teen customers with its new launch of apparel and accessories?

  • Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a Broadway legend, has died. She was 89. Joseph Rosenthal, Stritch's longtime attorney, said the actress died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. Although Stritch appeared in movies and on television, garnering three Emmys and finding new fans as Alec Baldwin's unforgiving mother on "30 Rock," she was best known for her stage work, particularly in her candid one-woman memoir, "Elaine Stritch: At Liberty," and in the Stephen Sondheim musical "Company.

  • 5 Hair Care Tips for Men

    Tim Torkildson, Deseret News Service | Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Your hair says a lot about you. Do you want it to be saying "I'm a handsome guy!" or do you want it to be saying "I'm such a schnook!"

  • Fashion show in Oklahoma City will benefit program to empower women

    By Linda Miller, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Several Oklahoma City women who are business owners have teamed with The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women to present Jewel, a fashion show event to benefit the institute’s Peace Through Business program designed to educate, coach and mentor women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda. It will be July 22 at Gaillardia Golf & Country Club.