• Another MTV VMAs, another controversial Miley Cyrus

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The 22-year-old wild child flashed one of her breasts, wore outfits that showed most of her skin, traded words with Nicki Minaj and closed the show with a performance of a new song about marijuana. But it didn't end there: The singer came backstage with a lit joint and passed it around. "I've been doing this (expletive) for a while," she said. "Because you're all my friends, and my song is kinda, sorta about the love of marijuana and the love of humankind, I brought a little joint if anyone would like any. Anyone?" (It was not immediately known whether Cyrus has a license t

  • Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards. After Swift won the top prize for "Bad Blood," Cyrus was backstage speaking and hiding behind a curtain, but one of her breasts appeared onscreen before the camera cut away. MTV said the clip will be removed from all future broadcasts. Cyrus closed the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with a performance, which started with the line: "Yeah, I spoke pot.

  • Miley Cyrus shakes in barely there silver straps at VMAs

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Miley Cyrus shook a long, rock goddess ponytail and strutted in barely there silver straps Sunday on the arrivals carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, later delivering on a promise for multiple costume changes as host. Nipples barely covered, Cyrus wore tight, over-the-thigh silver boots and shorty loops of baubles open at the sides and offering a hint of her bare behind. Multiple nominee Taylor Swift showed up with a lady posse that included Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne. She wore a sparkly, midriff-baring trouser set with an oversize houndstooth design in bronze and silver, later performing with Nicki Minaj in a short, showgirl red look.

  • Antonio Banderas swaps film for fashion with college stint

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Antonio Banderas has swapped film for fashion, at least temporarily. The "Mask of Zorro" star is studying at Central Saint Martins, the London college that trained designers Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. This week, Banderas tweeted a picture of himself surrounded by dressmaker's dummies and the words: "The 2nd week of studies at Central St Martin begins. Intense, exciting, serious and fun all the same time." The college confirmed Thursday that the actor is taking a specially crafted short course in fashion. The course lasts several weeks and is due to end before full-time students return in October. The 55-year-old Spanish actor told a British TV show earlier this year that he aspired to

  • Oklahoma City's Automobile Alley thrives once more

    By Heather Warlick  Life & Style Editor Hwarlick@Oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Automobile Alley, a stretch of Broadway Avenue just north of downtown Oklahoma City, once was filled with showrooms featuring the latest and greatest in automobiles. But the area has been reinvented as a social district the past several years as young entrepreneurs have set up shop, selling wares that often are responsibly sourced, “upcycled,” recycled, handmade and rare finds.

  • A model of happiness in Oklahoma

    By Heather Warlick Life & Style Editor Hwarlick@Oklahoman.com  | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Jonathan Thiery doesn’t really have a modeling career, he said. The 21-year-old Edmond Memorial High School graduate just enjoys being in front of people.

  • Quail Springs H&M store gets opening date

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    You can't walk four blocks in midtown Manhattan without running into an H&M, a giant fashion mecca for the fashion monger on a modest budget. Now the store is at long last and anticipation, opening a location in Oklahoma at Quail Springs Mall. The big moment is at noon on Sept. 3. The Swedish fashion brand will open its doors to a new market, offering incentives to be one of the first in line. To celebrate the opening, the H&M at Quail Springs Mall will offer the first 300 shoppers in line an H&M t-shirt and Access to Fashion Pass, valued between $10 and $300, in addition to other surprise offers for the whole family. “We are thrilled to open our first location in the state of Oklahoma!” said Daniel Kulle, U.S.

  • Wear a smile, support your teacher: Eskimo Joe’s honors educators with special shirt

    By Christy Lang, Oklahoma State University | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Limited-edition Eskimo Joe’s shirt helps raise funds for OSU College of Education

  • Oklahoma State University graduate finds fashion success

    BY LINDA MILLER For The Oklahoman  | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    LA9 Clothing offers six basics made of circular knit — a wrap, camisole, leggings, two tunics and a boot-cut capri. Oklahoma State University graduate Sarah Shibley designed the line because she wanted comfortable, stylish clothes to wear, first during her pregnancy, and later as a busy mom.

  • Mapuche indigenous culture thrives in Chile and abroad

    Updated: Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Nestled between high-rise buildings on a busy street in Chile's modern capital is a straw hut that's a sign of growing respect for the Andean country's long-disdained indigenous past. Ailing patients, many referred by a hospital across the street, line up to see the Mapuche herbalist inside as part of a government initiative to incorporate pre-Hispanic knowledge into Chile's public health system. Mapuche culture, long looked down upon in Chile, is slowly becoming chic. "I'm not Mapuche but I believe in their culture," said Elba Soto, 56, who often comes to the ruka — a traditional Mapuche thatched home — looking for herbs and ointments to ease the pain in her bones. "And I love all of it.

  • Women push for equality, and quality, in country music

    Updated: Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leslie Fram started seeing the problems that women were facing in country music when she came to Nashville four years ago to lead CMT's music strategy division. A former rock radio programmer, she immersed herself in the songwriter community and was blown away when she heard Brandy Clark performing at the tiny Bluebird Cafe. Grammy-nominated Clark, an artist who has penned hits for Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves, was not being played on country radio. "That was an eye opener for me," Fram said. "There were artists that were too country for country radio.

  • 'Pan' star Levi Miller in fashion show for literacy, movie

    Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — How do you get a bunch of pint-size models to halt and turn at the end of a fashion runway? With a tiny stop sign, of course. Polo Ralph Lauren planted a staff person with the helpful placard mounted on a stick at the end of its walk Wednesday night at the Central Park Zoo for a children's show featuring 11-year-old Levi Miller, the star of the upcoming film "Pan." He was joined by more than two dozen other kid models, including some too young to read but clearly old enough to get the whole stop sign thing. And there were plenty of tiny fashionistas on the front row as well. The fashion crowd was invited to bring along little ones, who feasted on bites of food served by guys in pirate hats before

  • Designer Arnold Scaasi dead at 85

    Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Arnold Scaasi, whose bright, flamboyant creations adorned first ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Laura Bush and film stars from Elizabeth Taylor to Barbra Streisand, has died. He was 85. Scaasi died early Tuesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of cardiac arrest, said his longtime friend, Michael Selleck, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Simon & Schuster. Until he closed his dress business in 2010, Scaasi — his surname, Isaacs, spelled backward — specialized in made-to-order clothes, favoring ornate, brilliantly-hued fabrics and trimmings like beads and feathers. "Fashion, it's really about feeling good," he told The Associated Press in 2002, when the Museum at the Fashi

  • Nail it: Trust Fund polishes

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Trust Fund Beauty nail polishes skip the toxic ingredients and opt for stare-worthy colors with catchy names.

  • Back to school never looked better

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer sevanoff@oklahoman.com  | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Oklahoma parents and students alike are turning their minds to back to school shopping.

  • Shopping at Disney Offers Older Kids a TrenD Experience

    Carla Meadows | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    When you think of visiting Walt Disney World, going shopping might not be on your list for fun park activities. But see how this hip clothing boutique at the Downtown Disney Marketplace has become one of the most thrilling attractions for older kids.

  • Don't sweat it: Pro tips to give your skin, self-confidence a boost

    By Heather Warlick Life & Style Editor Hwarlick@Oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Mary Reed has been a cancer survivor for three years now.  Throughout her journey fighting cancer, she spent much time researching how esthetics and oncology can work together to improve the lives of cancer patients. The Oklahoma City esthetician is now turning her talents toward helping others dealing with cancer as a certified oncology esthetician, one of only two in the state. Estheticians specialize in beautifying the skin. “I get to work with cancer patients and help decide what kind of skin care works with their medications,” Reed said. She and a few colleagues recently set up shop in a beautiful new salon, Posh Beauty Bar & Lash Studio, 17320 N May Ave.

  • Teen inspires Nike to make a shoe for people with disabilities

    Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    In some ways Florida teenager Matthew Walzer is a lot like any other 19-year-old. He’s obsessed with sports, particularly basketball, and is particularly fond of basketball shoes. That’s where the similarities end, because while he may be particularly fond of them, Walzer isn’t able to put shoes on himself; he was born with cerebral palsy, and as the disease has advanced he has had to enlist the help of relatives and others to complete relatively every day tasks like putting on shoes, USA TODAY reports. That’s what inspired Walzer, now a college sophomore but then a 16-year-old high school junior at Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Fla., to reach out to Nike with a simple question: “Can you help?”

  • Clean and happy hair: Kick the sulfates, your hair will thank you

    By Linda Miller For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Lathering up isn’t the only way to get clean hair. Some Oklahoma City hair care experts offer their views on sulfate-free, non-detergent cleansers, creams and foams that are gaining favor with the promise of lustrous, healthy, manageable hair.

  • 'Straight/Curve' documentary follows the plus-size fashion revolution

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The fashion industry is slowly opening its doors to plus-size models, Mashable reports. "Straight/Curve," a documentary that will debut next fall, follows top models, photographers, editors and stylists for two fashion seasons, diving into the current status of models in the media whether size zero will remain the norm.