• Fashion designers, NFL team up on 50 footballs for charity

    Updated: Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Are you ready for some (bespoke) football? With Super Bowl 50 on the horizon, the NFL and the Council of Fashion Designers of America teamed up to deck out a half-century's worth of pigskins to raise money for the league's charitable foundation. Rebecca Minkoff went with all-around spikes for her ball that would likely make a receiver weep. Her fellow designer, Nicole Miller, picked a Day of the Dead theme with a flowery skull face that had an upside-down heart for a nose. Betsey Johnson, who marked 50 years in business last year, performed her signature splits at a party Wednesday night unveiling all 50 designer balls. She propped her ball, adorned with little gold flowers, on two red-nailed mannequin hands

  • Classic fashion

    By LINDA MILLER For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Jan 20, 2016

    A great white shirt and a little black dress are classic pieces that most agree belong in every woman’s closet.

  • Russell Crowe takes in Giorgio Armani fashion from front row

    Updated: Tue, Jan 19, 2016

    MILAN (AP) — Two human reactions to turbulent times emerged as fashion concepts during Milan Fashion Week, which wrapped up its five-day run on Tuesday: cocooning and militarization. On one end of the spectrum, designers offered men myriad forms of comfort for next fall and winter, including soft-cut jackets; enveloping cashmere, vicuna and alpaca knitwear; silken pajamas meant as street wear and the ubiquitous long scarf that in many collections substituted for a traditional tie.

  • Milan designers look to the future and past

    Updated: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    MILAN (AP) — Milan designers looked both to the future and the past to create contemporary looks for men next winter and fall. The fashion world continued its heartfelt tributes to David Bowie, celebrated as an icon in the music, art and fashion worlds alike, the remembrances touching in their understated persistence. Giorgio Armani opened his Emporio Armani show with notes from the singer's "Space Oddity," while Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele created a jacket with "Bowie" printed boldly on the back that he said he intends to include in a film for the fall/winter 2016/2017 collection. Some highlights from Monday's shows, including looks from Gucci, Emporio Armani, Ermanno Scervino, Fendi and Canali.

  • Missoni, Ferragamo splash color during Milan Fashion Week

    Updated: Sun, Jan 17, 2016

    MILAN (AP) — The worlds of music, fashion and art continued their long collaboration on the menswear runways of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday. Missoni creative director Angela Missoni says collaborations between the art world and fashion, which her father pioneered decades ago, have become ever more natural. "There are fewer taboos between art and fashion. Today there is a mingling of all that is contemporary," Missoni said last week at an event marking the closure of show at a contemporary art museum in nearby Gallarate, where the family business was born, exploring her parents' artistic inspiration throughout the decades.

  • Milan menswear designers pay tribute to David Bowie

    Updated: Sat, Jan 16, 2016

    MILAN (AP) — Milan designers paid tribute to music and fashion icon David Bowie as Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next fall and winter continued on Saturday. Costume National designer Ennio Capasa and Roberto Cavalli's Peter Dundas both said that the musician had often been a font of inspiration, apparent also in these collections previewing just a week after Bowie's death. Donatella Versace saluted the singer with a single burst of Bowie's hit "Ground Control to Major Tom" at the end of her futuristic, outer-space-inspired runway show. Some highlights from Saturday's shows, including collections from Dolce&Gabbana, Marni and Jil Sander. CELESTIAL VERSACE Donatella Versace drew inspiration from the st

  • Peter Dundas makes Cavalli menswear premiere at Milan

    Updated: Sat, Jan 16, 2016

    MILAN (AP) — David Bowie's pioneering rock 'n' roll femininity is gaining currency, still after decades, on fashion runways and was strongly evident in Peter Dundas' menswear premier for the Roberto Cavalli fashion house. "Where do I begin?" Dundas said when asked about Bowie's influence on his designs after the show Friday evening. "Bowie's almost always on my mood board and I was completely shocked and crushed and saddened when I heard about his passing and I thought about Iman, of course, as well. It felt like the beginning of the end of something very, very important, stylistically and musically and in iconography as well.

  • Fashion full-circle: Derek Zoolander hits cover of Vogue

    Updated: Fri, Jan 15, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was 15 years ago that Ben Stiller's Derek Zoolander first unleashed his signature Blue Steel fashion face on an unsuspecting public, and a lot has changed. Mega-model Gigi Hadid was kindergarten age. Netflix didn't exist, let alone selfies. So why bother taking on "Zoolander 2," the upcoming quirky sequel to his long-ago quirky "Zoolander?" Because, why not, especially now that the actual fashion world is laughing out loud. With a few more wrinkles, Stiller's not-so-bright supermodel hit the February cover of Vogue with actual beauty and co-star Penelope Cruz. The cover and an inside photo spread were shot by actual photographer phenom Annie Leibovitz.

  • Peter Dundas makes Cavalli menswear premiere

    Updated: Fri, Jan 15, 2016

    MILAN (AP) — David Bowie's pioneering rock 'n' roll femininity is gaining currency, still after decades, on fashion runways and was strongly evident in Peter Dundas' menswear premier for the Roberto Cavalli fashion house. "Where do I begin?" Dundas said when asked about Bowie's influence on his designs after the show Friday evening. "Bowie's almost always on my mood board and I was completely shocked and crushed and saddened when I heard about his passing and I thought about Imam, of course, as well. It felt like the beginning of the end of something very, very important, stylistically and musically and in iconography as well.

  • Get it: Jennifer Lopez’s drugstore makeup look

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    Jennifer Lopez wore L’Oreal makeup to the Golden Globes – and she looked stunning.

  • EXCHANGE: Sterling man has designs on success

    Updated: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    STERLING, Ill. (AP) — It's about what's inside, in more ways than one, for burgeoning clothing designer Apolinar Castillo. The 27-year-old loves to create garments from scratch, and his six plus-sized models turned heads when they walked the runway wearing Apolinar Castillo Designs at the Drake Hotel in Chicago in February 2014. But he'll also make alterations to your prom dress - albeit somewhat reluctantly. "When you get something from the store, the factories have so much more machinery than we do," he said Wednesday in the classroom at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts in Sterling. "I'll do it, and it'll look nice on the outside. But on the inside? Sometimes, not so much. "At the end of the day, I'm putting my

  • French fashion body beefs up security ahead of runway shows

    Updated: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — France's fashion federation is ratcheting up security at ready-to-wear shows during next week's Paris Fashion Week in the wake of November's attacks. In a statement, the federation said it is collaborating with authorities enforcing a national state of emergency until Feb. 26. The move, it says, "might generate some constraints for the guests." Designer Franck Sorbier urged industry professionals to bring the bare minimum and has banned big bags, and Elie Saab warned that persons will be searched and refused entry without hefty ID. Paris' menswear and haute couture season kicks off Wednesday. It's always a huge operation for French authorities who have to divert traffic and accommodate the world's largest

  • Experts help you get organized in the new year

    By Savannah Evanoff For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Jan 13, 2016

    It's 2016 and if you're like many others, you feel compelled to get organized. But with a cluttered garage, junk drawer and closet, where do you start? Valerie Riley, founder of Lifesquire personal assistant company, said she suggests starting with the closet because it's the place where you start your day. “If your closet's organized and you know where your clothes are and you know where your black shirt is when you're getting ready for a meeting, it starts your day a lot more smoothly,” Riley said. From closets to email, Riley and other Lifesquire employees shared their top tips on organizing your life from the ground up.

  • New book captures pop culture moments that scream love

    Updated: Wed, Jan 13, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion and style have forever been in bed with film, television and music, especially the moments that scream love. We all have our top pop memories of romance, lust, marriage, heartbreak from those worlds and more, including the beauty industry and the world of advertising. In a new book, "The Looks of Love: 50 Moments in Fashion That Inspired Romance," insider and designer Hal Rubenstein has rounded up some of his. We asked him to illuminate his favorites from the book, which was released by Harper Design in plenty of time for Valentine's Day: ___ LOVE STORY Rubenstein calls 1970's "Love Story" a "cheaply produced, poorly shot and badly edited" film of Erich Segal's runaway best-selling

  • Stella McCartney on trend with star-studded Hollywood soiree

    Updated: Wed, Jan 13, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Move over New York City, Paris and Milan, there's a new fashionista on the rise: Los Angeles. Stella McCartney made a glitzy, star-studded Hollywood debut Tuesday. The British designer followed on the heels of brands like Burberry and Tom Ford who recently brought their runway shows to the West Coast. "It just really felt like the time to have it in L.A.," said McCartney, who has previously presented in New York and London. "It's such a great place for music, for fashion, for film, for entertainment, for the arts, and it just felt like the right time and the right city." Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and Demi Lovato were among the guests at the presentation held at the reco

  • Get it: Cate Blanchett's flawless skin

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jan 12, 2016

    Actress Cate Blanchett’s skin looked flawless during the Golden Globes Award show. Learn her secret.

  • Target launches new nail care line

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jan 12, 2016

    Target’s new nail care line boasts a long-wearing, at-home manicure.

  • Dive into Victoria’s Secret swim catalog

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jan 7, 2016

    Bikinis and more are featured in the new Victoria’s Secret 2016 Swim Catalogue.

  • Oklahoma Bridal Show Jan. 24 in OKC

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jan 7, 2016

    Planning a wedding? More than 200 vendors will be at the Oklahoma Bridal Show at the Cox Convention Center.

  • If the sock fits, wear it

    Sherry Young, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Jan 6, 2016

    Here’s a challenge. Go out and buy a crazy pair of socks. Once you put them on, I bet you’ll feel like a whole new person, and begin the New Year with a great big smile on your face.




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