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  • Aurora investigates apparent police impersonator

    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Aurora Police say a woman was pulled over by a man who appeared to be impersonating an officer and grabbed her hair when she questioned his identity. The woman tells police a black sedan with a flashing red light pulled up behind her the night of March 31, and a man in uniform-style clothing walked up to her window and told her she was speeding. When she noticed he had no badge or patches, she asked for his badge number. She says the man then grabbed her hair and tried to pull her keys from the ignition, but she punched him in the face and he fled. Police reported the incident Wednesday. An investigation is underway. Police say the woman didn't see a front license plate on the black sedan.

  • Glamour of Italian fashion on show in London

    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The grace and glamour of Italian fashion are on display in London — and the attitude, too. Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were guests at Tuesday night's launch of "The Glamour of Italian Fashion," a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The duo behind Dolce & Gabbana praised Britain's "cool" style and designers like Vivienne Westwood, but were less enthusiastic about Victoria Beckham. Gabbana said the former Spice Girl had turned to fashion after doing "many, many, many different things." He added "she's a designer but ... for us, she don't make (clothes) the same way like a fashion designer.

  • Read my lips ... I love spring makeup

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Now that spring is finally here, we can all reach for those lighter weight clothes and indugle in some new makeup colors. I wrote about spring beauty recently for The Oklahoman’s Life & Style section, and the colors are absolutely beautiful. Pretty pinks and beautiful corals on both lips and cheeks.

  • Hawaii committee: No more tanning beds for teens

    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — It's looking less likely that teenagers in Hawaii will be allowed to hit the tanning salons before going to the beach. A key Senate committee in the Hawaii Legislature approved a bill Tuesday that bans minors from using tanning beds. Dermatologists urged lawmakers to limit use of the beds, saying that they have been linked to cancer. One Honolulu dermatologist, Kory Kitagawa, said she diagnoses skin cancer every working day, and that she's seen the development of skin cancer in young people who have extensive exposure to tanning beds. The Cancer Action Network says melanoma is the most common form of cancer in the country, and the second-most common form among 15- to 29-year-olds.

  • MAC Proenza Schouler collection debuts April 3

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

      One of the most anticipated beauty collections hits MAC cosmetics counters April 3. The MAC Proenza Schouler limited-edition collection includes ombre blush, lipsticks, eye liners, lip pencils, nail lacquers and a 129SE powder brush.  The collaboration was announced last September during Fashion Week so MAC and Proenza Schouler faithful have been waiting patiently for the launch.

  • Roaring '20s-themed weddings have all that jazz

    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    The Roaring '20s live on in pop culture as a high-spirited whirl of a decade, full of dancing flappers, dapper gents and an overall air of optimism. For many modern brides and grooms, it's the perfect vibe for a wedding. Baz Luhrmann's "Great Gatsby" film remake rekindled interest in 1920s style, and on television, even the prim Granthams of "Downton Abbey" have left staid Victoriana for high-spirited dance clubs — or at least Cousin Rose has. Think creamy linens, lawn parties, Jazz Age music. Champagne coupes, gilded details, and Old Hollywood hair and makeup. Dancing. "The sophisticated beauty and elegance of the period is the perfect inspiration for a wedding.

  • Engaged Johnny Depp shows off 'chick's ring'

    Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Johnny Depp showed off a diamond engagement ring that he called a "chick's ring" on Monday — indirectly confirming rumors of his engagement to actress Amber Heard. Asked whether he was engaged, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star told The Associated Press: "The fact that I'm wearing a chick's ring on my finger is probably a dead giveaway. Not very subtle." He laughed as he lifted up his left hand and displayed a single diamond on a band around his ring finger. His comments follow months of unconfirmed reports of his engagement to actress Heard, 27, who starred alongside Kevin Costner in "3 Days to Kill" released in the U.S. earlier this year. Depp and Heard starred together in "The Rum Diary," filmed

  • American Eagle Outfitters to sell matching outfits for dogs and owners

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Dressing twins in matching outfits isn’t that unusual. And I’ve seen a few mothers and young daughters wearing similar clothing. But here’s a twist – American Eagle Outfitters is launching a matching clothing collection for dogs and their owners. And it’s for both women and men.

  • Steinem, Keys named honorees of annual DVF awards

    Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Diane von Furstenberg, who made fashion news this year with the 40th anniversary of her famous wrap dress, is honoring an icon of the women's movement: Gloria Steinem. Steinem, who turned 80 last week, will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement award at the annual DVF awards Friday evening in a ceremony at the United Nations. Also being honored: Singer Alicia Keys, who receives the Inspiration award. Some high-profile presenters will be on hand, including Meryl Streep and Sarah Jessica Parker. The DVF Awards were created in 2010 by von Furstenberg and The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to recognize and support "women who are using their resources, commitment and visibility to t

  • Police: man in women's clothing tried to rob bank

    Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI and Philadelphia police are looking for a suspect they say was wearing women's clothing when he attempted to rob a bank. Authorities said a man dressed in woman's clothing with a red scarf on his head entered a Wells Fargo Bank in north Philadelphia on Friday. The man approached the teller with a threatening demand note. Investigators said that after failing to get any money from the teller, the suspect fled the bank on foot.

  • Eva Mendes' clothing collection now at New York & Co.

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Actress Eva Mendes showed off her first spring collection for New York & Co. at events in California, but you can check it out in stores now.  She was inspired by springtime in New York,  infusing her collection with rich blues, oranges, vintage floral prints and soft, earthy tones.

  • Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

    Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery. It went horribly wrong. The 28-year-old died Feb. 20 from what the doctor told her family was a massive pulmonary embolism while getting a tummy tuck and liposuction at a clinic in the Dominican capital recommended by friends. Family members want local authorities to investigate. "We want to know exactly what happened," said Bernadette Lamboy, Brignoni's godmother. "We want to know if there was negligence.

  • Waikiki beauty salons settle federal wage claims

    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — A company that operates beauty salons in major Waikiki hotels has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a wage dispute. The U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday that From Y'Z Corp. will pay $75,000 in minimum-wage and overtime back pay to 44 employees at its salons in the Sheraton Waikiki and Hyatt Regency Waikiki. Another $75,000 will go toward damages. The department claims that from August to 2009 to September 2013, salon employees were regularly required to work through unpaid lunch breaks. Owner Yasutaka Noguchi's attorney William Ota declined to comment Friday. Department spokesman Jose Carnevali says the company operates Naillabo nail salons in each hotel. It also operated the Creave hair

  • H&M withdraws vest over anti-Semitism controversy

    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Fashion retailer H&M has pulled a vest from its shelves worldwide after accusations its design, which featured a menacing skull in the center of a Star of David, was anti-Semitic. The menswear item, which was withdrawn this week following complaints, was also destined for sale in Israel, where the retailer has 14 stores. H&M, a Swedish company, said in a statement Friday: "We are sincerely sorry if the T-shirt print has offended anyone, it was not our intention to provoke such a reaction." European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor welcomed the garment's withdrawal, calling it a "thoughtless and insensitive design." Kantor said he hoped "that the symbols of the Jewish People will be given the s

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ____ KANE'S CASE: THE AG OWES MORE DETAILS ON THE PHILLY STING A decision by state Attorney General Kathleen Kane to shut down an investigation into corruption in Philadelphia cannot be the end of the inquiry. Not morally, anyway. There are two sides to the story right now. Ms. Kane, a Democrat, says she inherited a deeply flawed investigation upon taking office last year and decided not to prosecute because no convictions could possibly result from it. Her critics, including a fellow Democrat who is Philadelphia's district attorney, say she dropped the case prematurely despite devastating evidence that was uncovered against five other Democrats during a three-year sting.

  • Bobbi Brown's new CC Cream SPF 35

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    If you’ve embraced BB creams (also known as beauty balms that even out skin tones and offer a bit of coverage), maybe it’s time to check out CC creams. Bobbi Brown’s new CC Cream SPF 35 provides a blend of color correcting coverage and high performance treatment benefits in one easy swipe.

  • Biden dishes on romance, skincare with Rachael Ray

    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How does second lady Jill Biden prank her husband on April Fool's Day? By disappearing on Air Force Two and then jumping out of an overhead luggage compartment. That's according to Vice President Joe Biden. He's dishing to talk show host Rachael Ray in a last-minute push for health care sign-ups. Biden says he proposed to her four times before she finally said yes. Biden insists it's important to keep romancing Jill because he loves her more than she loves him. He says he uses a men's version of Clinique skin cream at his wife's instruction. The appearance is part of the White House's efforts to get young people to enroll for insurance. The interview airs March 31 — the last day of open

  • Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the 'do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly sharpening their scissors. Recent visitors to the country say they've seen no evidence of any mass haircutting. North Korea watchers smell another imaginative but uncorroborated rumor. The thinly sourced reports say an order went out a few weeks ago for university students to buzz cut the sides of their heads just like Kim. Washington, D.C.

  • No lazy Rivers: 'Joan & Melissa' return to action

    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers, who for more than a half-century has turned her life inside out for comedy, is starting her fourth season doing just that for the reality show she shares with her daughter, Melissa. "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" (10 p.m. EDT Saturday on WEtv) finds Joan making a sex tape. Attending a lacrosse game where Melissa picks a fight with her teenage son's coach. Consoling Melissa after her boyfriend is caught in a compromising position. She also mourns the death of her beloved dog, Max, then stages a splendiferous funeral that includes a chorus, an avant-garde poet and a male ballerina in a tutu.

  • NY settles probe of tanning salons' health claims

    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has reached a settlement with a chain of tanning salons to stop making claims about the health benefits of tanning. The agreement is with HT Franchising Management LLC, doing business as Hollywood Tans, and with Hollywood Tans NYC, its Manhattan-based franchise. The parent corporation has six other franchises in New York state and more than 100 nationally. Authorities say it prohibits New York franchises from offering "unlimited" tanning packages, targeting high school students, or making therapeutic claims such as "it can help your body create vitamin D to prevent cancer.