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What H&M’s recent ad says about mainstream fashion

For about a decade, mainstream fashion has been going through somewhat of a rebirth. There has been a growing movement of young Muslim women reclaiming the idea of the hijab, even when the instinct might have been to shed any outward evidences that might give themselves away as being “one of them.” They’re instead breaking the cliché, and it seems designers, stores and fashionistas alike are finally catching on. H&M’s recent ad featuring model Mariah Idrissi dressed in a hijab is

Nina Powers sews Danish folk dresses all year long

  • Posted September 18, 2015
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In Solvang, they’re found in bakeries and side street breakfast joints as waitresses whiz by balancing piles of plates. They grace the covers of tourism brochures, are purchased by adoring grandparents for little ones, and are what visitors have come to expect when they travel to California’s “Little Denmark.” At Elna’s Dress Shop, they adorn the coveted front window display, the same place they’ve hung since the Copenhagen Drive shop opened in 1942, four years after Solvang’s f

How To Find Your Perfect Dress

  • Posted September 16, 2015
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Get ready to fall in love. Here’s your complete guide to finding ‘The One’ – dress, that is! You’ve clicked and pinned and done your homework. Now it’s time to see if that dress you can’t stop thinking about really is “The One” for you. While lots of people may be clamoring to join you in the search, less is more. Why? “You’ll get too many opinions and some will be overpowering,” says Jocelyn Robertshaw, owner of Ready or Knot {Wedding Chic} in Omaha.

Rebecca Ferguson puts on a leggy display in dazzling figure-hugging nude dress

She's not had the easiest of years when it comes to her friends. But Rebecca Ferguson managed to put a smile on her face as she hit Liverpool for a night out with friends on Saturday. Donning a form-fitting dusky pink and almost nude dress, the 29-year-old singer put her best foot forward in the style stakes for her friend's hen do in her hometown. Flattering her curves with the tight, over-the-shoulder number, which featured swirling geometric patterns with a dazzling glittered effect,

New Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio shows off her heavenly figure in lacy dress

She recently celebrated gaining her wings as one of the newest Victoria's Secret angels. Since then, Portuguese model Sara Sampaio has been touring the nation to promote the popular lingerie brand and stopped by the Houston Galleria in Texas on Thursday. The 24-year-old bombshell wore a lacy curve-hugging dress while showing off pieces at the launch of the Body By Victoria Collection. Flaunting her sun-kissed glow, the stunner shined in a black, ivory, and powder blue design with a pepl

Las Vegas Preview: Things to Know

Project is returning to its indigo-drenched roots. Born as a denim-centric fair many years ago in New York, the Las Vegas edition has seen the category’s popularity wane with changes in trends, consumer behavior and activewear’s rise. In collaboration with Turkish denim mill Isko and Flaunt magazine, UBM Advanstar hopes to invigorate the denim market by installing its latest company-wide initiative, called Blue. Following its debut in February at Coterie in New York, Blue is claiming a hi

Dress and Impress like an Indian CEO

Life as a CEO of a known company is not cool or fun. You have to work hard, really hard! But life as an Indian CEO is not at all a joke. Indian CEOs have to dress and impress in a three-piece suit and move around when the temperatures are soaring, and there is no way to cool down. Indian CEOs even know that people are not only watching them but admiring them too. So, they should flaunt their cool, funky avatar at regular intervals too. This means that they have to be in constant touch with

Celebrity Wedding Dress Designers Share Photos of Their Own Bridal Gowns

When it comes to creating breathtaking wedding gowns, few people do it better than these five women: Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera, Karen Craig, Georgina Chapman and Misha Nonoo (above). And while the world has delighted in their designs for celebs—like Jessica Simpson, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Richie—we haven't had the chance to obsess over their most personal work yet: Their own bridal gowns. So we convinced each lady to open up their wedding albums and share a never-before

Raleigh brides get dresses back thanks to store manager

RALEIGH, N.C. — Customers of a Raleigh bridal shop that closed without warning now have some relief. When the owner of La Belle Mariee filed for bankruptcy protection on July 27, it appeared as though dozens of brides would not get their dresses. But now they have them thanks to a store manager who says she just wanted to help. Last week, Tiffany Ragston told 5 On Your Side that she would work to reunite brides with about 70 dresses they had paid for and that she had removed from the sto

Shy cosplay fanatic reveals how dressing up as iconic action

Most young women dream of resembling fictional screen icons such as Wonder Woman and Lara Croft, but one model and gamer has gone out of her way to make this a reality. Kristen Lanae, 24, from Minneapolis, is the curvaceous woman who beat her low self-esteem by discovering her talent for transforming into any of the world's most iconic female characters. Using make-up, wigs and detailed costumes, the 24-year-old undergoes a physical change, turning herself into adored fictional characters.

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