• On its 70th anniversary, a brief history of the bikini

    On its 70th anniversary, a brief history of the...

    BY LINDA MILLER  For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Seventy years ago, a two-piece, navel-baring swimsuit called the bikini made its first appearance at a poolside fashion show in Paris. To celebrate its birthday, The Oklahoman recaps some noteworthy moments in bikini history.

  • A 22-year-old Muslim journalist launched a streetwear line to help end human trafficking

    A 22-year-old Muslim journalist launched a...

    Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    Journalist and social media star Noor Tagouri , 22, partnered with  clothing designer Adam Khafif to launch the clothing line, " The Noor Effect. " The line donates 50 percent of proceeds to Project Futures , an anti-human trafficking charity.

  • Essie launches 1,000th nail polish shade

    Essie launches 1,000th nail polish shade

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

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

  • Exuviance launches new wrinkle repair product

    Exuviance launches new wrinkle repair product

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    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

    Kentucky Derby headwear covers everything from...

    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

    Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel\'s...

    Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    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

    Light-up gowns and gladiators: Met Gala fashion...

    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

    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

    Met fashion exhibit explores dialogue between...

    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

    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

    Head over heels: \'70s vibe is alive on...

    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.

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

    7 things to remember when searching for the...

    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.




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