• Harvey Weinstein honored at amfAR New York Fashion Week gala

    Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Foundation for AIDS Research is recognizing film producer Harvey Weinstein at its annual New York Fashion Week gala. The organization, known as amfAR, announced Thursday that Weinstein will be the guest of honor at a black-tie dinner on Feb. 10, describing the Oscar winner as a "longtime amfAR supporter and friend." The amfAR New York Fashion Week gala has kicked off fashion week for 17 years and has helped raise millions of dollars for AIDS research. Previous honorees include Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Clive Davis, Whoopi Goldberg and Quincy Jones.

  • Correction: Pets-Fetch-And-Sketch story

    Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Jan. 27 about artist Rafael Mantesso and his dog Jimmy Choo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that their apartment was in New York. The apartment is in Belo Horizonte in Brazil, not New York. Also Instagram account first used was @rafaelmantesso, not #jimmythebull. A corrected version of the story is below: Instagrams of 'Dog Named Jimmy' turned owner's life around Rafael Mantesso turned 30 in an empty Brazilian apartment after divorce left him with nothing but a dog and a phone, but it turns out that's all he needed By SUE MANNING Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rafael Mantesso turned 30 in an empty Brazilian apartment after divorce left every wall, floor

  • Belk seeks fashion designers

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Belk is looking for fashion designers who live in the South or have a strong connection to the South for its Southern Designer Showcase.

  • Family business going strong at 42 thanks to innovative Swiss sewing machine brand and crafts resurgence among millennials

    Michaela Marx Wheatley | Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    As many small businesses struggle to compete with big box competitors, an Oklahoma sewing machine business has been a staple for the metro crafts community for more than four decades. Bernina OKC offers sales and service of Bernina brand sewing machines line including sewing and embroidery machines, quilting machines and frames and software on 5,000 square feet in north Oklahoma City. Every day the store is abuzz with classes and customers trying out the latest machines and exploring new techniques. To longtime owner John Ramsey that’s no surprise. “It’s a craft that allows you to express yourself,” said Ramsey, who took the helm after his parents, who founded the store in more than 40

  • Tips of the hat

    By Linda Miller For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Crystal Bland, self-proclaimed lover of hats and owner of Milo & Lily Boutique, says hats are timeless and remind her of a time in the 1940s when women and men weren’t fully dressed until they put on their hat. Today, women often reach for a hat because it’s stylish or fun.

  • Fergie applauds Jean Paul Gaultier's couture homage to '80s

    Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — It was probably before the time of his front row stars singers Fergie and Beth Ditto — but they laughed and applauded nonetheless at Jean Paul Gaultier's fashion homage to the Palace club, France's answer to New York's once-famous Studio 54. Here are the highlights of Wednesday's spring-summer 2016 couture collections in Paris. ___ THE PALACE PARTY The glamorous, underground theater was the hippest place in Paris from its inauguration in 1978 by Grace Jones, who famously serenaded the guests with her version of "La Vie en Rose," all the way to its end in 1983.

  • Designer Norma Kamali working on health and beauty book

    Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion designer Norma Kamali is teaming with physician Dr. Jingduan Yang on a book about looking and feeling young. HarperCollins Publishing announced Tuesday that it was releasing "Facing East: Ancient Health + Beauty Secrets for the Modern Age." The book is scheduled to come out March 1. According to the publisher, advice will range from reducing processed sugars to exercising in the afternoon to washing your face with green tea. Kamali, who turned 70 last year, is known for her "sleeping bag" coats and for designing the red bathing suit that Farrah Fawcett wore in her famous poster from the 1970s.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow hits Chanel's eco-couture show in Paris

    Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — A relaxed Gwyneth Paltrow looked very much the part as she arrived at Chanel's "atmosphere of calm" eco-show inside Paris' Grand Palais. Here are the highlights of Tuesday's spring-summer 2016 celebrity-filled couture collections. THE CELEBRITY MOOD GARDEN A huge "mood" garden decor — replete with a relaxation pond, forest and grass — greeted the 43-year-old Oscar-winner Paltrow, who posed for cameras in a check Chanel skirt suit with high collar near some steps leading up to a minimalist wooden hut. It was so realistic there was even a small swarm of flies buzzing around on the verdant lawn — and with it Lagerfeld may possibly have created the world's first couture ecosystem.

  • Jennifer Lopez wears bracelet made by Glenpool artist on 'American Idol'

    BY RITA SHERROW, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    “ American Idol ” showed off some Tulsa style recently. During the Little Rock, Arkansas, auditions, judge Jennifer Lopez was seen sporting a Rustic Cuff  bracelet — a gift relayed to her by Glenpool makeup artist  Loni Licciardello . Licciardello, a singer, songwriter, vocal impressionist and a contestant on the reality show, said she was on a Rustic Cuff Facebook page and saw an “American Idol” bracelet someone had made for her daughter and posted on the website.

  • Thurman, Ora at Paris couture as Dior shows without designer

    Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — Spring-summer couture shows blossomed into focus Monday — parading their silken, and often sexy, savoir faire to front rows spilling with celebrities from Uma Thurman, Kate Bosworth to Rita Ora. Here are the highlights of the 2016 collections. ___ RITA ORA HITS VERSACE WITH INVISIBLE UNDERWEAR All eyes were on British singer Ora who arrived at the Versace Atelier show to a flurry of paparazzi flashes. The 25-year-old star wore a red cutout mini dress — with invisible underwear — and sandals inspired by the Italian house's spring-summer 2016 collection. "I love Versace," she purred from the front row in a carpeted pavilion in Paris' exclusive Place Vendome.

  • New makeup line coming to Ulta

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles will debut her new mistake-free makeup collection at Ulta.

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    A dreamy fashion show in Hong Kong, a rally against radicalism in Jakarta and the discovery of a new genus of tree frogs in India were all captured in images from around Asia last week. Students in Jakarta attended an interfaith rally against radicalism, terrorism and drug abuse several days after an attack by Muslim militants in the heart of Indonesia's capital. Paramilitary forces sporting colorful headgear marched during India's annual celebration of Republic Day, which included displays of missiles and other military hardware. In many countries, an economy growing at 6.9 percent would be considered robust, but for China its growth last year was the slowest rate in 25 years.

  • Will Poulter hits Lanvin at finale of Paris menswear season

    Updated: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — Rising star Will Poulter, who stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the Oscar-nominated movie "The Revenant," led the list of front row celebrities Sunday at Lanvin as the Paris menswear shows reached their final creative crescendo. Here are the highlights of the fall-winter 2016-17 menswear collections at Paris Fashion Week — including reports from Lanvin, Hermes and Paul Smith. LANVIN MENSWEAR As Lanvin womenswear experiences seismic, identity-changing shifts with the departure of the hugely talented Israeli creative director Alber Elbaz — Lanvin's menswear, under the care of Lucas Ossendrijver, seems to be doing just fine.

  • A little old, a little new and a lot of feminine texture make up 2016’s bridal trends

    By Melissa Howell Staff Writer mhowell@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    Bridal trends for this year offer both new looks and a return to nostalgic designs, say Oklahoma City bridal boutique owners Jane Kelly of JJ Kelly, 12325 N May Ave., and designer Meg Guess of Meg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique, 7941 N May Ave.

  • Macklemore explores his 'White Privilege' in new rap song

    Updated: Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Macklemore explores racism and hip-hop in a new song called "White Privilege II," rapping about a white person's position in society with black people fighting injustice and even namechecking Iggy Azalea for appropriating black culture, along with himself. The track, released Friday, is close to nine minutes long and starts with the Grammy-winning rapper at a march in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. "I wanna take a stance because we are not free, and I thought about it, we are not we," he raps on the song, released with musical partner Ryan Lewis. "Am I in the outside looking in? Or am I in the inside looking out?" Essence magazine entertainment director Cori Murray said she appreciated Mac

  • Christian Slater hits celebrity-filled Dior Homme show

    Updated: Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — It was all about the celebrities and the parties at Paris Fashion Week menswear shows Saturday as the buzz around the French capital geared up ahead of the weekend change-over to the glamorous haute couture season. Here are the highlights of the fall-winter men's collections. CHRISTIAN SLATER HITS CHRISTIAN DIOR Fresh from his Golden Globes win for playing a mysterious hacktivist in the techno-thriller "Mr. Robot," actor Christian Slater was seen admiring the new looks from Dior Homme's front row in Paris — decked out in head-to-toe Dior. Although he seemed comfortable in this new fashion environment, the attention of the dapper 46-year-old didn't stray from acting for too long.

  • Designer makes gowns out of car interior material

    Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    DETROIT (AP) — One auto supplier is taking the term "ready to wear" to a whole new level. Inteva Products LLC commissioned a fashion designer to produce four gowns using the same thermoplastic material the maker of engineered components and systems places in the instrument panel surface of a number of General Motors Co. vehicles. The results were on display during a recent pop-up fashion show at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Four models outfitted with formal dresses made from Inteva's Inteather material strutted up and down a carpeted area, passing by dumbfounded auto show attendees as well as the GMC Yukon and Sierra, both of which feature instrument panel exteriors made of Inteather, a therm

  • Sweetheart Ball---American Heart Association---Terri Bailey and Debbie Hite

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    [brightcove]4712083243001[/brightcove] Terri Bailey and Debbie Hite tell Parties Extra! viewers about the Heart Ball and the American Heart Association. Helen Ford Wallace, Terri Bailey, Debbie Hite.

  • Givenchy goes dapper as Margiela gets grungy in Paris

    Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — There were some surprising turns in Friday's installment of Paris Fashion Week's menswear shows: Maison Margiela went slouchy under John Galliano, while Givenchy's normally sports-obsessed Riccardo Tisci went the other way, buckling up and going dapper. Here are the highlights of the fall-winter 2016-17 shows. GIVENCHY CHANGES DIRECTION In an intimate setting with neon lights and a snaking runway, Riccardo Tisci presented one of his most wearable — and dapper— Givenchy collections to date. There was less of a focus than normal in the creative pot and less intellectual musing — but this didn't seem to matter. The clothes spoke for themselves.

  • Lewis Hamilton shows softer side at Paris Fashion Week

    Updated: Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton showed off his softer side at Louis Vuitton's menswear show in a pastel silk bomber and shades Thursday. He joined the front row celebrity-pack, which included director Xavier Dolan, actor Michael B. Jordan and model Georgia May Jagger who rocked a black Louis Vuitton bodysuit and assorted choker. Here are the highlights of Thursday's fall-winter Paris Fashion Week shows with reports from Dries Van Note, Issey Miyake, Louis Vuitton and Rick Owens. ___ RICK OWENS DRIPS, PAINTS AND DRAPES Fashion's wild child Rick Owens rarely disappoints — and his typically wacky show was all about drips, paint and draping.