• NY Fashion Week: Mourning becomes Browne, Wang mum on Oscars

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here's what some AP writers are seeing: ___ A NEW ERA AT OSCAR DE LA RENTA The Oscar de la Renta luxury label held its first fashion week show since the designer's death in October, with his successor, Peter Copping, sending a bevy of luxurious, ultra-feminine looks down the runway Tuesday on what he called "an emotional day for the house." De la Renta's widow, Annette, as well as his many clients and fans — among them, singer Taylor Swift and supermodel Karlie Kloss — packed into the late designer's showroom to see Copping's debut collection.

  • Urban Outfitters opening in Tulsa this week

    BY JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Brookside businesses are about to welcome a new neighbor. The highly anticipated opening of the first Urban Outfitters store in Oklahoma is set for Thursday with a big grand-opening party. The store, 3340 S. Peoria Ave., will host the opening party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. On hand will be the Clean Hands Arms with screenprinting, painting and more on display. Food will be available from Lone Wolf Banh Mi (free options available with Urban Outfitters purchase) and drinks from Prairie Artisan Ales. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Bundle up, New Orleans: Mardi Gras is cold

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If there was a theme for this year's Mardi Gras costumes in New Orleans, it was 'Brrrrr.' With temperatures near freezing, almost everyone was bundled up. Some costumes were no more than a fake-fur hat topped with animal ears. The crowd was thick along St. Charles Avenue, where the route of Zulu, the day's first big parade, merged with that of Rex, one of the most elaborate. Rex was followed by two long "truck parades" — floats built up from flatbed trailers and decorated by costumed riders. A 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman fell from different floats in a truck parade Tuesday in suburban Metairie, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. The man was in stable condition and the woman wa

  • Wal-Mart driver appeals in bid to delay Morgan crash suit

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to reconsider her decision not to delay Morgan's lawsuit against the company. Truck driver Kevin Roper isn't a defendant in Morgan's lawsuit against Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc., but he wants to intervene to delay it from moving forward until his criminal case is resolved. He filed his appeal on Monday. Roper, of Jonesboro, Georgia, faces several criminal charges, including death by auto, in state court and has pleaded not guilty. He's not a defendant in Morgan's federal lawsuit but wanted to intervene in it and delay it from moving forward until his cri

  • MTV exec Van Toffler exiting

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran MTV executive Van Toffler says that he's leaving the network where he's worked for almost 28 years. Toffler began in the business department at MTV in 1987 and rose to his current job as president of Viacom's Music and Logo Group, meaning he supervises MTV, MTV2, VHI, VHI Classic, CMT and Logo. He said he will leave in April, but will still help produce some events like the "MTV Video Music Awards." "To be clear, this is a very personal decision about pursuing the loud and insatiable part of my failed musician/poet soul that needs to purely make great stuff," Toffler said in a note to MTV staff on Tuesday.

  • HBO says 2 more seasons for Oliver

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says it has picked up two more seasons of John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight," which puts to rest any thought that Oliver would return to Comedy Central to replace Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show." Oliver just began the second season at HBO of his critically acclaimed comedy show. HBO said it has agreed to air 35 new episodes each in 2016 and 2017. Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, said Tuesday that Oliver's "unique ability to deliver socially significant commentary week after week, along with his innate comedic brilliance, puts John in a class by himself." Oliver came to HBO's attention when he subbed for Stewart at "The Daily Show" during the summer of 2013. Stewart announced last week

  • Drake's surprise album sets Spotify records

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drake's surprise album has set records on Spotify. The music streaming service said Tuesday that the rapper's new album, "If You're Reading This It's Too Late," set the record for most streams from an album in its debut week in the U.S. The album, released Friday, was streamed more than 17.3 million times in three days. Drake's 2013 album, "Nothing Was the Same," previously had the record for most streams in a debut week with 15.8 million. The new album also set a record for most streams in a single day for an album in the U.S. with 6.8 million streams on Saturday. Billboard reported that the album will sell about 500,000 units in its first week.

  • Polanski to attend Polish court hearing over his extradition

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Roman Polanski will attend a Polish court hearing over a U.S. request for his extradition over a 1977 sex crime, one of the filmmaker's lawyers said Tuesday. Grazyna Rokita, spokeswoman for the regional court in Polanski's childhood city of Krakow, said that the court will hear the case on Feb. 25. Polanski's lawyer Jan Olszewski told The Associated Press that the 81-year-old director "will be in court, in line with his previous statements" to make the necessary explanations. Polanski's lawyers are to request the hearing be held behind closed doors, Olszewski added. He said the case will take more than one hearing, and refused to speculate when the court may make its decision.

  • NY Fashion Week: Football on a frigid day at Hilfiger

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here's what some AP writers are seeing: ___ COLORFUL KICKOFF AT TOMMY HILFIGER Luckily, it was an indoor football game. On a frigid day in Manhattan, guests at Tommy Hilfiger's splashy runway show arrived Monday to find the cavernous Park Avenue Armory transformed into a football field. Sure, the turf was artificial, but that was a small price to pay for not being outside. Yardage was marked out, with each end zone bearing a huge "HILFIGER." Naturally, the prime seats were at the 50-yard line.

  • Triptychs: Fashion off the runway is a personal journey

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Buttoned into a favorite coat against freezing cold or inspired by a fairytale, fans outside the tents of New York Fashion Week comprise an ongoing parade of fantasy, fun and personal expression. The frigid weather hasn't discouraged these hardy hangers-on who linger on the Lincoln Center Plaza for a glimpse of a favorite fashionista or celebrity guest. Ice and flakes? No problem for some who insist on stilettos over snow boots. They pose and preen for their own paparazzi as the action heats up inside. Morgan Martin is one, happy to explain her outfit. "I created this hat," she said of her white topper marked with a red K for her middle name, Khadijah. "So this was like my first thing, so I start

  • Pantone's top colors for fall

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Will you fall for Stormy Weather, Biscay Bay and Reflecting Pond? Those are just a few colors expected to grab attention in both men’s and women’s fashions.

  • Klay Thompson gives a glimpse of All-Star life in New York

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Klay Thompson walked off the elevator on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Times Square Hotel wearing a white-collared shirt with thin red checkers, dark denim jeans and a tired face. The first-time All-Star wasn't going to have much time to catch his breath, either. Not this weekend. Golden State's dynamic shooting guard had played the night before in Minnesota, taken a flight to New York and then gone out for pepperoni pizza in midtown Manhattan, which kept him up past 5 a.m. "I immediately regretted that decision," Thompson quipped as he strolled through the hotel to begin the frenzied NBA TV Media Circuit on Thursday.

  • NY Fashion Week: A nice hot cuppa at Victoria Beckham

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here's what some AP writers are seeing: ____ A CUPPA ON A FREEZING DAY, AT VICTORIA BECKHAM Every Brit knows there's nothing like a cuppa on a bitter cold day. And so, guests at Victoria Beckham's runway show Sunday morning were treated to hot tea — in glass cups — as they arrived at Cipriani Wall Street on the coldest New York City day in years. As for the fashions, they were warm, too, but the fall-winter fabrics were given a sexy twist, falling closer to the body than usual. Beckham also used slits and cutouts to bare a little more skin that one normally sees in winter fashions.

  • NY Fashion Week: West at Alexander Wang,, Rocha's baby bump

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here's what some AP writers are seeing: ____ ALEXANDER WANG, HEAVY METAL AND KANYE TOO As Alexander Wang took his victory jog up and down the runway after his packed show on Saturday, he ran by a set of special guests and blew them some kisses: the Kanye West family, including Mom, Dad and little North. It was two days after West's own high-profile show featuring his collaboration with Adidas, and he was relaxed and smiling as he sat between wife Kim Kardashian and singer Nicki Minaj. North, too, very hip in all black for a Saturday night out, was relaxed and happy, after fussing during Da

  • A beaming Coco Rocha shows off her bump at Christian Siriano

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Rocha's baby bump has caught up with the limelight and the proud supermodel mama couldn't be happier. The redheaded beauty was backstage Saturday at Christian Siriano's New York Fashion Week show, posing for cameras and chatting about her spring arrival — a girl! No names yet, but five or six are on the table. "I hope that I'll be the type that once I see her I'll know, but I haven't been able to hone down on one. It's hard when you haven't met a human being and then you think that's going to be the name for the rest of her life," said Rocha, dressed in a tight high-neck, black-and-white print Siriano dress — her bump on display. "I'm not hiding. I'm so excited.

  • NY Fashion Week: Wu offers 'grown-up' clothes; Rosie in red

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here's what some AP writers are seeing: ____ A GAME-CHANGING DRESS Everyone always asks Adam Selman about "that" dress, and no wonder: The designer's totally sheer, crystal-encrusted gown for Rihanna at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards last June made global headlines. "It was a game-changer," he said on Friday before his runway show in a Chelsea gallery. "It definitely put me on a worldwide scale. It's February, and people are still talking about that dress.

  • O'Donnell, Cox and others promote heart disease awareness

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rosie O'Donnell opened with a wry quip: "I had a lot of stress today, I don't know if you heard." Hours after ending her second stint as a host of ABC's "The View," O'Donnell was on a fashion runway — a strange place for her to be, she said — introducing the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" Red Dress Collection, an annual fashion show featuring entertainment personalities modeling bright red designer dresses to promote awareness of heart disease. O'Donnell herself donned a red jacket and black pants to open the show Thursday night, but she wasn't hazarding a walk down the runway (and back) teetering on stilettos.

  • With a celebrity front row, Kanye West rolls out Yeezy shoes

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — With Beyonce, Rihanna and Diddy among the front-row celebrity royalty, Kanye West rolled out his Yeezy Boost shoe line for Adidas on Thursday as his baby North fussed in mama Kim Kardashian's arms next to a stone-faced Anna Wintour. Models, men and women, wore minimal neutral tights or street wear in red, green and black to let the shoes shine in a tech-driven unveiling that included a simulcast to 42 theaters on three continents around the world. A mysterious Yeezy website with a countdown clock had gone up last week to stoke excitement over the highly anticipated release, West's inaugural collaboration with Adidas Originals.

  • Fashion Week begins with Kanye, BCBG, Creatures of the Wind

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the front row to the runway. Here's what they're seeing: ____ ALL-STAR LINEUP With Beyonce, Rihanna and Diddy among the royalty on his front row, Kanye West rolled out his Yeezy Boost shoe line for Adidas on Thursday as his baby North fussed in mama Kim Kardashian's arms next to a stone-faced Anna Wintour. Models, men and women, wore minimal neutral tights or black jackets to let the shoes shine in a tech-driven unveiling that included a simulcast of the presentation to 42 theaters on three continents around the world.

  • All-Star players to compete in NBA's first fashion show

    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — All-Stars James Harden, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins are among the players to compete in the NBA's first fashion show. Produced by LeBron James' Springhill Production Company, the one-hour "NBA All-Star All-Style" will be taped Friday night inside New York's Hammerstein Theater and air Saturday at 6:30 p.m. EST on TNT. It will have three rounds: dressing for the boardroom, a night out and attire worn to the game. The competition will start with eight players, with four advancing to the second round and the top two competing in the finals. Presented by Samsung Galaxy, the show will feature models and entertainers joining the players. TNT studio analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith and WNBA sta




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