• Store pulls rape shirt after mom's photo

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    A department store in the Philippines was selling a brown T-shirt reading, “It’s Not Rape It’s a Snuggle With a Struggle,” with two hands forming the shape of a heart in the middle. But after the photo went viral, the product was pulled from the retailer’s shelves, according to Yahoo Style. Karen Kunawicz, who is from New Orleans, La., found the shirt at SM Supermall in Pasay City. She shared a photo of the offensive tee on her Facebook page, and it promptly received thousands of shares and comments from friends around the world. She said she spotted it in the statement tees section for boys.

  • Serenity + Scott creator to give makeovers in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Serenity + Scott creator will give makeovers at The Makeup Bar in Oklahoma City.

  • Fashion, food combine at Tulsa fundraiser

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Fashion, food combine for Euphoria fundraising event in Tulsa.

  • Paris shows evoke Audrey Hepburn, Pre-Raphaelites

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — What does Audrey Hepburn have in common with the Pre-Raphaelites? The answer: they are all part of the myriad of inspirations found on the first full day of Paris' ready-to-wear shows and fashion's ever-creative hotchpotch. Here are the highlights and show reports from Wednesday's spring-summer 2015 collections. DRIES VAN NOTEN'S KALEIDOSCOPE Dries Van Noten mixed the flowing silks of the Pre-Raphaelites art movement with the bright patterns of Asian clothing for his summer musings. The result was one of the most vivid and colorful shows he's yet produced. Long, loose coats with geometric stripes fused into sumptuous peacock-eye Jacquards that glistened like Renaissance silk in the beam

  • Nearly-cooked models start Paris Fashion Week

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Ninety-three shows, nine days, one fashion-crazed city. The world's travelling circus of fashion editors, buyers and celebrities waved goodbye to the cobbled streets of Milan and cried "Bonjour Paris" on Tuesday, bracing itself for the last, most colorful furlong of spring-summer 2015 ready-to-wear shows. Tuesday's a day for the up-and-coming fashion designers and stars of tomorrow. And it can pack some surprises. Anthony Vaccarello, who has dressed Gwyneth Paltrow, gave himself an ego boost by plastering his name in huge letters all over his clothes, while newcomer house Anrealage tried to cook its models for the sake of art. As they say, "fashion has no mercy." Here are show reports and high

  • Chicago to host fashion event in October

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fashion will soon take center stage in Chicago. The city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has announced a celebration of Chicago's fashion industry will be held Oct. 14-19. The event is called Fashion Focus: Chicago's Fashion Week. It will include a Fashion Town Hall, runway shows at the Chicago Cultural Center and in nearby Millennium Park. The Town Hall that takes place on the first day of the event will address the question of what it takes to nurture talent and build successful brands. The keynote speaker will be Nena Ivon, a Chicago fashion institution who spent more than a half century at Saks Fifth Avenue and where she was the Director of Fashion, Special Events and Publicity.

  • Levi’s introduces Totally Shaping Signature jeans for women

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Who says you have to pay big bucks for figure-flattering jeans? Check out this $20 pair.

  • Chicago museum only US site for Bowie exhibit

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — An art exhibition chronicling the five-decade career of musician David Bowie opens Tuesday at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, the only U.S. stop on its schedule. "David Bowie is" features more than 400 items including photography, album artwork, handwritten lyrics, original fashions, set designs and rare performance material. Bowie, one of music's great chameleons, has adopted and discarded personas as he moved through musical styles during his career — from folk-rock to glam to soul to electronica. The exhibit includes body suits Bowie wore as "Ziggy Stardust" and the Union Jack coat that he and the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen made for the "Earthling" album cover in 1997.

  • Milan perfects the wearable lightness of fashion

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Reflecting on a Milan Fashion Week that marked the re-emergence of denim and the pre-eminence of the flat Birkenstock-inspired sandal, the question was bound to surface: Wherein lies luxury? Milan designers, who crammed the usual six days of womenswear previews for next summer into 4 ½ ending Sunday, are clear on their response: in Italy's artisanal traditions. Whether reviving the dying art of brocade in the factories north of Milan, perfecting sartorial crafts to create new shapes, or honoring the centuries-old Murano glass-blowing traditions with textiles mimicking its melting striations, Milan designers touted Made in Italy, the calling card that distinguishes Italian brands and, more often than one might

  • Fashion-fearless Klum takes on Milan

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Milan designers wrapped up five days of previews for next summer's womenswear looks on Sunday. While trends like geometric wedge sandals, billowing diaphanous dresses and embellished boyfriend denim trousers won't be in stores for months, the fashion hungry already have a good idea what to expect thanks to the hashtag-driven world. That's a good thing, helping to demystify fashion, according to Heidi Klum, has played a big role in the popular evolution of fashion as one of the creators, along with Harvey Weinstein, of Project Runway. "People can understand it better now," said Klum, who was in Milan for an AmFAR gala Saturday evening, and took in the Versace and Roberto Cavalli collections. "Because of P

  • Dolce&Gabbana harness Spanish passion

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Dolce&Gabbana continue their survey of conquests of their beloved Sicily, rendering into ready-to-wear fashion cultural traces left behind by these sometimes ill-fated adventures. After incorporating Norman traces for winter looks, it was on to Spain's influence on the oft-conquered Sicily for next summer's womenswear looks previewed Sunday, the fifth day of Milan Fashion Week. The designers are masters at harnessing passion, and Spain gives them plenty of material: black lace, ruffled skirts, silken fringe and red carnations.

  • Ferragamo marries leather with apparel

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Massimiliano Giornetti of Ferragamo is perfecting the marriage of leather goods and apparel with seamless creations that honor the brand's dual traditions. Nowhere was that better exemplified during the Salvatore Ferragamo womenswear preview on Sunday than in halter dresses with a reptile bodice that flowed right into a knit skirt with the lightest tulle underlay for an ethereal effect. It was complemented by a clutch with fringe cascading out of the side. Approaching the union from another angle, Giornetti played with animal prints, creating, for example, an oversized snakeskin print that projected an edgy graphic effect, down to the natural yellow accents.

  • Wine, Women & Shoes event to kick off Impact Oklahoma year of giving

    By Heather Warlick, Life & Style Editor | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Wine, Women & Shoes, a shopping and fashion event on Sept. 26 will be held at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club to kick off Impact Oklahoma’s year of giving.

  • Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion Week

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are making a nonbinding treaty with women. The collections being previewed during Milan fashion week, in its fourth day Saturday, are easy to wear and roomy, not binding, meant for every day and not rarified occasions. Here are some highlights from Saturday's shows: CULTURAL AMBASSADORS PAIR UP Oscar-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino's latest film opened Giorgio Armani's womenswear collection for next summer, teaming up two of Italy's top cultural ambassadors. The art short titled "Sand" formed a backdrop for the Armani collection inspired by Mediterranean sands both in its colors — powdery gray, rosy white, pearly beige, lava black — and in the undulating motion created b

  • Milan: Paglialunga debuts at Jil Sander

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Rodolfo Paglialunga, who made his debut Saturday as creative director at Jil Sander, said he didn't need to go through the archives for inspiration. Nor was he burdened by brand's the minimalist label. "I knew very well Jil Sander, because I grew up looking at her. I didn't want to make a copy of a Jil Sander look," Paglialunga said backstage after the show on the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week. "I did something simple and wearable. I didn't think minimalist or not." The looks were androgynous with strong references to school uniforms both in form — with sturdy gabardine and poplin materials — and in strong mascot-friendly colors like maroon, navy and sky blue. The brand's DNA was probably best exp

  • Armani opens with film by Oscar-winner Sorrentino

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Giorgio Armani opened his womenswear preview for next summer with a short art film by Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino titled "Sand," the weather-beaten grains that inspired the designer's latest collection. The film, shot from a boat in the Aeolian archipelago north of Sicily, featured sand in all forms: brown sand lapped by the sea, black sand with its volcanic past and chalky white sand bleached by the sun. "The images are decisive, strong, very Sorrentino-esque. At first, I expected something softer," Armani said after the show Saturday, the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week. "But seeing them projected on the background of the runway, I understood that he was right.

  • Local designers chosen for casino-inspired fashion show

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Odds are good you’ll see cards, dice and maybe even poker chips on some of the clothes in the Kings & Queens of Fashion event at Penn Square Mall.

  • E! says 'Fashion Police' will continue

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The E! TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers. In a statement Friday, the channel said it "thought long and hard" about what Rivers would have wanted for the show. The decision was made that the late comedian would have hoped that "Fashion Police" continue, E! said. Rivers' daughter, Melissa, who is the show's executive producer, agreed and gave her "blessing," the channel said. The 81-year-old Joan Rivers died Sept. 4, a week after going into cardiac arrest during a procedure at an outpatient surgery facility in New York. "Fashion Police" will return next January, starting with Golden Globes coverage, E! said. No further details about the show, including whether Rivers would

  • For Versace, this is understated

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Versace wouldn't be Versace without the flamboyance. But Donatella Versace understated it just a bit for next summer's look, presented on Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week previews for next summer. Dresses were straight-fitting, instead of body-hugging. Pants were just a tad looser fit. Jewelry punctuated looks with a period, not an exclamation point. "I think it is very wearable as a line, not to tight, very easy," Donatella Versace said backstage after the show. That does not mean the Versace woman won't be showing skin. There were midriffs left bare or revealed under sheer panels. And why stop at a slit on long skirts, when you can square cut? For bling, colorful cocktail dresses

  • Milan: Missoni offers a study of lightness

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Angela Missoni's collection, previewed Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week, was a study in lightness and air. Models billowed by in diaphanous, maxi-dresses to a haunting Chinese-language version of the Sinead O'Conner classic, "Nothing Compares 2U." The knitwear was as light as air and as delicate as lace, taking shape with each step before falling lightly to reveal the form below — an alluring mix of modesty and revelation. The collection was refreshingly on season. While fashion houses are generally practicing a form of runway climate flattening, blurring the lines between seasons to satisfy the global luxury market, there was no question it was summer at Missoni.