• Men’s Wearhouse launches national suit drive

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Donate gently worn professional clothing to help those entering or re-entering the workforce.

  • Skinny jeans 'fashion victim' collapses in park, crawls to help

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    An Adelaide woman is forced to crawl from a park at night to get help after her skinny jeans cut the blood supply to her calf muscles, 891 ABC Adelaide reports. A consultant neurologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Associate Professor Thomas Kimber, told 891 ABC Adelaide the woman, 35, noticed her legs become weak before she fell and could not get up again. He acknowledged the woman had spent her day helping relatives move house, requiring a lot of squatting, but labelled her a "fashion victim".

  • Milan designers blur gender lines

    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    MILAN (AP) — Milan designers continue to blur the lines between female and male dressing, to various degrees. For some it is experimentation with textiles, but others are challenging to the core long-held assumptions about what best suits men and women. Here are some highlights from shows Monday, the third day of menswear previews for next spring and summer during Milan Fashion Week featuring Gucci, Fendi, Canali, Etro, and Brioni: WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER So, it turns out that Alessandro Michele's speedy Gucci collection for men in January, pulled together in just five days, was very indicative of his fashion leanings, which are decidedly gender flexible.

  • Gucci's new designer serves up lace and ruffles for men

    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    MILAN (AP) — Sugar and spice and everything nice is no longer just the purview of girls — at least, according to the vision laid out in Milan by Gucci's new creative director Alessandro Michele. That, too, is what boys are made of, along with lots of lace, ruffles, bows, embroidery, crocheting and floral details that adorned Gucci's menswear looks for next spring and summer. The menswear collection previewed Monday, on the second day of Milan Fashion Week, is Michele's first in the usual period of planning. When he took over in January after Frida Giannini's abrupt departure, Michele had just five days to pull together a collection.

  • Prada analyses modesty in an era of self-promotion

    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    MILAN (AP) — Silky comfort is emerging as a trend on the second day of menswear previews for next spring and summer during Milan Fashion Week. Bottega Veneta designer Tomas Maier joined colleagues Versace and Dolce&Gabbana in offering silken pajama-inspired looks, down to the classic stripe, for the next warm weather season. The outfits surprisingly can sometimes take the form of suits, becoming office wear for the style-minded. Here's some highlights from the shows Sunday, the second day of previews, by Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, Missoni and Prada. ___ MODESTY IN A TIME OF BOLDNESS Miuccia Prada says her menswear collection for next spring and summer is an exploration of the role o

  • Designer Todd Oldham to have solo exhibit at RISD museum

    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An upcoming exhibit will focus on designer Todd Oldham's runway opus of the 1990s. The designer's playful point of view will be on display next spring at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. The show, "All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion," will be the first solo museum exhibition of his fashion. It will feature nearly 70 ensembles once worn by supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington. Oldham and museum officials say the pieces will be restyled in a completely fresh way. The Nueces County, Texas, native arrived on the fashion scene in 1989 and gained recognition for his colorful designs and handcrafted textiles. He left the industry a decade later but has remain

  • Tim Robbins takes in Emporio Armani as Fashion Week opens

    Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    MILAN (AP) — Italy's fashion capital is getting a little more traffic than usual as Milan Fashion Week kicks off, thanks to the Expo 2015 world's fair at the city's gates, now in its second month. Four days of menswear previews for next spring and summer began Saturday with Emporio Armani, Dolce&Gabbana, Jil Sander, Versace and Philipp Plein. And Marni is showing menswear on the runway for the first time. Perhaps the fashionistas will find time for Expo before moving on to Paris next week. Here are some highlights: EMPORIO ARMANI FUSION It wasn't Gregory Peck's Vespa from the film "Roman Holiday" but the girl on the runway could be an updated Audrey Hepburn.

  • Up next at Target: Customized jewelry and plaid

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Target is going mad for plaid in August but first up is a DIY-style designer jewelry collection.

  • Hats, heels, haute couture feature at Royal Ascot

    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Feathers. Flowers. Frippery. Hats with all sorts of trimmings were on display Thursday at Ladies Day at Royal Ascot, a five-day festival of horse racing and headwear that is the centerpiece of England's summer social season. Hats are a must at Ascot — the more eye-catching the better. Samantha Barks wore a white sphere. Anastasia Minerova wore a spray of ostrich-like plumes. Larisa Katz wore what can only be described as a red tent-top interwoven with red plastic flowers. Despite the extravagant creations, decorum is the byword at Ascot. No plunging necklines or halter tops allowed.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker is the face of Jordache

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Jordache updates some of its popular styles from the ‘70s and ‘80s. with Sarah Jessica Parker as the face of the brand.

  • Melissa Rivers joins 'Fashion Police' as co-host this summer

    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Melissa Rivers is taking her late mother's place as co-host of the TV series "Fashion Police." The E! channel said Wednesday that Rivers will join fellow hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski when the celebrity fashion critique series returns this summer. Rivers will continue to serve as executive producer. In a statement, E! channel executive Jeff Olde said that as an original producer with the show, Rivers helped create its blend of fashion and comedy. Melissa Rivers' mother, famed comedian Joan Rivers, died in September at 81 after complications from minor throat surgery. Kathy Griffin joined "Fashion Place" as co-host earlier this year but left after seven episodes, saying it didn't fit with he

  • Shaq’s men’s jewelry line expanded

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Still thinking about what to buy the man your life for Father’s Day? Shop Shaq’s men’s jewelry collection.

  • Homestead Days to feature music, dancing herd dogs

    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — The Homestead National Monument of America is hosting an event with a variety of music, dancing and a herd dog demonstration. Homestead Days 2015 is scheduled for Friday through Sunday at the monument west of Beatrice. Nine different presentations are scheduled at the Education Center, Heritage Center and on the prairie. Events include a fashion show with clothes from the 1860s through 1960s, a musical show for children, storytelling, a barbershop chorus and a herd dog demonstration. The Wilber Senior Czech Dancers and a polka band will perform on Saturday and Sunday. The full list of events is available on the monument's website calendar at http://1.usa.gov/1JMxER4 .

  • Torrid launches national model search

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Face of Torrid?

  • Fashion for peace: Oklahoma city's Jewel runway show to promote peace through business

    By Heather Warlick Life & Style Editor The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Some of Oklahoma’s most entrepreneurial-spirited women are teaming with like-minded female business owners from Rwanda and Afghanistan i as part of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women’s Peace Through Business program.

  • JUNK Hippy show will provide eclectic shopping experience in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, the Junk Hippy show will have about 200 vendors at Oklahoma State Fair Park.

  • Sun’s out, sunglasses on

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    National Sunglasses Day is June 27. Celebrate with a new pair of shades

  • Faith Hope Consolo: The changing state of luxury

    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — For more than 30 years, real estate broker Faith Hope Consolo has trekked up and down side streets and combed through clothing racks at stores all over the world to find new fashion designers to bring to the U.S., from Jimmy Choo to Paul Smith to Giorgio Armani. As a result, Consolo has helped to revitalize Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue as hubs of luxe shopping as well as reshape other retail corridors of the country from Los Angeles' Rodeo Drive to Boston's Newbury Street.

  • Lane Bryant taps designer Christian Siriano for new line

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Christian Siriano, a “Project Runway” winner who has had his own designer collection since 2008, will bring his glamorous and modern designs to Lane Bryant.

  • Give yourself a spa treatment in the comfort of your home

    By Linda Miller

    For The Oklahoman

    | Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Facial sheet masks have been gaining popularity the last couple of years. Just open a package, unfold a tissue-thin mask with cutouts for your eyes and mouth, leave it on for 10 or 20 minutes, remove and then relish the results.