• Leather, wool big hits at Sao Paulo fashion week

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The tropically incompatible materials of leather and wool emerged as big winners during Thursday's fall-winter catwalks at Sao Paulo fashion week. Veteran Rio de Janeiro-based designer Patricia Vieira served up easy, breezy leather garments, laser-cut so finely that the swingy cocktail dresses appeared to be made of lace. The leather on display at Gloria Coelho, another veteran, though based in Sao Paulo, was heavier-duty. Patent leather leggings were paired with cropped biker jackets and flippy mermaid skirts worn with black bustier tops. Wool was the fabric of choice at Fernanda Yamamoto, where cocoon coats and pencil skirts were served up in a patchwork of dense, gray and blue knits.

  • Winter coats pack a stylish punch

    By Linda Miller, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    This winter’s outwerwear does more than keep you warm — the right coat makes a bold style statement.

  • 'Star Wars' storms Sao Paulo catwalks

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A bevy of top Brazilian models lent their star power to day three of Sao Paulo fashion week, but Wednesday's uncontested catwalk sensation was Darth Vader. It's not every day the black cape-clad "Star Wars" villain struts his stuff on the runway, flanked by two stormtroopers packing serious firepower. The "Star Wars"-themed fall-winter 2015 collection at Triton was the ostensible reason behind Vader's catwalk cameo, with models sporting black hooded Obi-Wan Kenobi capes over their mini dresses and leggings fitted with lozenge-shaped appliques that evoked an urban take on a stormtrooper's plastic armor.

  • Fantasy bras, jewels and angels at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    For the fist time ever, two Victoria’s Secret models wear the Dream Angels Fantasy Bras, valued at $2 million each. Watch for it..

  • UGG and Pendleton launch limited edition collection

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Look what happens when two iconic fashion brands come together.

  • Celeb-packed funeral held for Oscar de la Renta

    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — From Hillary Rodham Clinton to Hugh Jackman to Mikhail Baryshnikov, luminaries of the fashion, entertainment and media worlds packed a Manhattan church on Monday for the private funeral of legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, joined actors Jackman and Matthew Broderick, newswomen Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer (with husband Mike Nichols) and Andrea Mitchell, dance great Baryshnikov, and designers Diane von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Donna Karan and Tommy Hilfiger at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Manhattan's Upper East Side, along with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, photographer Annie Leibovitz, and supermodel Karlie Kloss. De la Renta died on Oct.

  • Ardmore gets the 'Maxx' treatment

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Shoppers in southern Oklahoma have been waiting for TJ Maxx’s newest store. And, finally, it’s open.

  • Stylish smog masks hit the runways

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    High fashion isn't often inspired by environmental hazards, but as air pollution levels soared in Beijing on Tuesday, models at China Fashion Week walked the runway wearing designer respiratory face masks. The QIAODAN Yin Peng Sports Wear Collection showcased fashion and function in the same breath at the biannual event, which runs through the weekend. Some outfits had built-in face masks while others featured smog masks coordinated to match the ensemble.

  • Penn Square Mall’s Kings & Queens fashion event a winner

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Runway show featured casino-inspired designs. Was it a hit? You bet.

  • AP PHOTOS: Israel prison hosts inmate fashion show

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    RAMLE, Israel (AP) — Alert the fashion police: prisoners in an Israeli jail have presented their debut collections, bringing the do's and don'ts of design straight to the halls of a penitentiary. Neve Tirza prison, Israel's only women's prison, hosted its first fashion show on Monday where models on towering heels strutted on a red catwalk, showcasing clothes designed and made by inmates. The prisoners were all part of a rehabilitative project meant to grant them skills they might use upon their release, as well as restore self-confidence following an extended period in jail.

  • Fans of the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook shoot for style points

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Russell Westbrook fans competed Saturday in a Why Not Fashion contest held by U.S. Cellular at the company’s north Oklahoma City store. The winner, 9-year-old Jett Harris, had Westbrook’s look down to a tee.

  • Eddie Bauer stores launch coat drive

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    New and gently used coats will be distributed to people in need.

  • Halloween costumes for adults who don't like dressing up

    Joseph Cramer, MD, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Halloween is a holiday that adults are celebrating more. It is a time to be something we are not. It is being silly and young again. Our costumes can be fancy and expensive, but they don't have to be. This Halloween, dress up as a nice person.

  • Reports: Oscar de la Renta funeral set for Nov 3

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A private funeral for legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has been set for Nov. 3 at a Manhattan church, according to published reports. Women's Wear Daily and Vogue magazine report that the private mass will be held at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. De la Renta died last week at his Connecticut home at the age of 82, following a battle with cancer. For decades, he dressed socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars in designs that combined intricate workmanship with the most luxurious of materials. The Dominican-born designer was equally admired on the Hollywood red carpet as he was at socialite's soirees.

  • Coco Rocha showcases the art of posing in new book

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Coco Rocha is known for her ability to strike a pose, but she says it wasn't always appreciated. Her modeling career began with catalog work in Asia, where she recalled in a recent interview: "You can do up to 25 to 75 photos per day. To get the job, you go to these castings and you pretty much do a pose-off, so think of vogue-ing, but a 15-year-old girl who doesn't know anything about movement doing it. And the client would say, 'OK, today is sexy pose or today is natural. Today is cutesy pose.' And you do whatever you think that is. You have a minute to do it." When she moved to New York, people thought she was overzealous with her posing, but what made her different ended up being appreciated

  • Shoe designer Donald J Pliner at Dillard’s, Penn Square Mall, on Saturday

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    It's all happening at the mall on Saturday -- a designer appearance, new handbag, clothing, makeup and cosmetics launches, and an opportunity to help in the fight against breast cancer.

  • Au Naturel: Oklahoma Naturals expo shows hair as art

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The Oklahoma Naturals Weekend Expo is Oct. 24 and 25 and features a full day of hair and health presentations, demonstrations and a fashion show featuring local stylists creating artistic hair designs.

  • Fashion show at Putnam City North to fund DECA competitions

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    “Fashions Fade, Styles Remain” is the theme for the 36th annual fashion show at Putnam City North High School. The show benefits the school’s DECA chapter.

  • Fall fashion show Thursday at Spring Creek Plaza

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    What’s in store for fall fashion? Come see for yourself at a free fashion show benefiting the Hope Center of Edmond.

  • Pageant winners will make personal appearance at Von Maur

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Come to Oklahoma City’s newest department store and meet Miss Teen USA, Miss Oklahoma USA and Miss Oklahoma Teen USA.