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All set to make a big splash, after a fashion

The world of fashion is almost otherworldly. Super rich models, today’s million dollar babies sashaying their designers’ creations on ramps across the fashion capitals of the world – Paris, Milan, New York, London and now, Mumbai and Delhi as well. The glitz and glamour associated with these events must be experienced to be believed. Of course, it is all part of a much larger industry that encompasses clothes, fashion accessories such as cosmetics, jewellery, footwear and, believe it or not, luxury cars even. If we aggregated the turn-over of all these industries together on an annualised basis, there will not be enough space ...
Category: celebrity

An Easy-Going Mountain Wedding in Colorado

Anne Powelson and Teddy Dunn were sure to meet at some point, but they didn’t expect it to be on a blind date. “My best friend’s sister was dating Teddy’s brother, and they invited us on a group date in downtown Chicago in August of 2013,” says Anne. “We hit it off immediately, and have been inseparable ever since!” Two and a half years later, in February of 2016, the couple and some friends planned a weekend getaway to Michigan. “It was perfect,” says Anne. “We were escaping the city, and our little cabin was blanketed in over a foot of snow.” On the first night, Teddy and Anne were in knee-deep snow and just as Anne ...
Category: fashion, wedding

How do I ask my parents to contribute to my wedding

Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. Question: My fiancé popped the question last month. We are in the beginning stages of planning, but it’s hard to pull the trigger on anything, because we don’t yet know how much my parents plan to contribute. They’ve made comments in the past that they would help, but since announcing the engagement they haven’t mentioned it. How do I ask my parents to contribute to my wedding? Answer: Congratulations on your engagement! It’s good that you’ve gotten st...
Category: wedding

why muscly men love ultra-skinny jeans

In the confounding world of mainstream menswear, certain things are, to adopt entertainment industry parlance, critic-proof. Oversized cargo shorts, flip-flops worn in cities, retro football shirts worn as nightwear; no matter how much fashion experts scorn, they continue to be worn by men. But few things inspire the same heedless devotion as skinny jeans. Snug, tapered and often lightly mauled, ultra-skinny jeans found a second wind after becoming the unofficial uniform of male contestants on Love Island. And it’s that link to the denizens of ITV2’s summer phenomenon – who, of course, were unfailingly gym-sculpted – that cut...
Category: fashion

Miley’s 2015 VMAs Look

Noah Cyrus Channeled Sister Miley’s 2015 VMAs Look in $70 Thigh-High Boots Last night’s 2017 MTV VMAs was a family affair for singer Noah Cyrus. The 17-year-old was joined by her dad, Billy Ray, sister Miley and her boyfriend Tanner Drayton at the awards show held in Inglewood, Calif., at the Forum. She made a casual red-carpet appearance in a Sandra Kpodonou white hoodie, Garrett Leight x Mark McNairy blush-colored sunglasses and Public Desire over-the-knee black boots, which you can purchase online now for a mere $70. While the young star made it clear that she has her own personal style apart from her older sibling Miley, we...
Category: fashion