The Best Street Style From Lagos Fashion Week

When you’re in Lagos, there’s no such thing as overdressed. Fashion in the Nigerian style capital is fearless: Locals embrace rich color and pattern, out-of-towners attempt to keep up, and the world watches to see what trends will arise next. Each season, as editors and attendees descend on the city to experience the collections, the bar for street fashion is raised just a little higher. You never know what to expect from the guests, whether they’re in full runway looks from luxury houses or one-of-a-kind pieces from under-the-radar talents. A…

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12 Style And Fashion Trends On Our Radar In 2018

Because we’re always looking to stay on top of the newest, coolest, weirdest and most interesting trends, we’ve already got our eyes on the style trends that’ll dominate fashion headlines in 2018. Though 2017 introduced us to some cool and flirty trends ― like paper bag waist pants and couch florals ― we’re eagerly awaiting what fun and fashionable things we can look forward to seeing on clothing racks in 2018. Anthropologie Berets were the “it” topper for fall runways in 2017, and it looks like it’s on the upswing for next year, too. And…

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Ultimate maharaja style experience

Rajasthani food is a perfect blend of traditional Indian culture, nutritious food and rich spices for the taste buds. Khandani Rajdhani in Park Street offers the wholesome dining experience of Rajasthan to the food crazy city of Kolkata. “The restaurant has a traditional and cultural ambiance. It emits a family like vibe that is why it’s called Khandani,” said Soumali Chakraborty, marketing manager, Rajdhani Thali. The large steel platter laid out beautifully attracts people from all communities for the ultimate maharaja style experience. The guests are welcomed with Aarti and a…

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Royal Ascot 2017 fashion: from edible hats to equestrian embellishment, we chart the weird, wonderful and wackiest style from this year’s races

With the British summer now in full swing, today it fell to Royal Ascot to kick off its festivities. Opening this morning with an expected 300,000 attendees expected over the 5-day event, all eyes are on the Berkshire racecourse for a whole host of different reasons. But while a number of people will be keeping up to date with the odds and the races, many more of us annually find our attention drawn to Ascot’s sartorial highlights. Famed for its ability to welcome some of the most extravagant head wear,…

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This Fashion Editor Will Help You Shop Like a Style Insider

When Booth Moore graduated from high school, she didn’t want a car or a EuroRail pass, like most of her friends. Instead, she wanted a southwestern-style blanket coat with silver buttons from Ralph Lauren. She didn’t just want to acquire the coat—she wanted to go buy it herself at the Ralph Lauren Mansion on Madison Avenue. As another graduation gift, one of Moore’s friends drew a picture of her wearing that jacket on the cover of the erstwhile YM magazine, where she interned one summer in high school. To this day, the jacket…

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Michelle Obama’s fashion legacy and the style tips we’ve learned from her over the past eight years

Michelle Obama isn’t the only first lady since Jackie O to use fashion to define her public persona. But she’s indisputably the master and showed her class as she left the White House in an understated Jason Wu dress which left new First Lady Melania Trump to take centre stage – even if that Tiffany gift left her a little flustered. Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton all knew the importance of style when it came to establishing substance. Nancy used her signature ‘Reagan Red’ to show her patriotism,…

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Pat Gibson consults on style, color and image: Fashion Flash

Pat Gibson, 51, Strongsville Image consultant for her company called The Artistry of You and markets a cosmetic and skincare line called Artistry. Tell us about your company. I started The Artistry of You about five and a half years. I’ve been doing image consulting for about 20 years. I was looking through the newspaper when my son was about 3, he’s now 26, and I was frustrated with my full-time sales job and the fact that I left my son everyday. I had a dream that I owned my…

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Fashion seasons are fleeting on the style merry-go-round

The world of high fashion used to be simple: houses would hold runway shows twice a year in Paris, Milan, London or New York, and the clothes would arrive in stores four or five months later. But in 2016 a seismic shift took place – and the implications for Australians are significant. Driven by ever-growing demand from Asia, the advance of “fast fashion” retailers such as Zara and the inexorable rise of social media, some of the industry’s most esteemed houses have disavowed the traditional spring/summer and autumn/winter groupings and decided…

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‘Porno style’: the new fashion look luring young girls

Girls as young as nine are aspiring to appear like Kim Kardashian, according to a leading fashion academic, who defines the emergence of a new celebrity fashion look as “trashy glamour” and “porno style”. In Wellington this week for an international fashion conference hosted by Massey University, Pamela Church Gibson, of the London College of Fashion, is “deeply disturbed” at what she sees as a growing fashion trend. Church Gibson says the celebrity image is becoming the new beauty ideal. Dimitrios Kambouris Models walk the runway during the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 30,…

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Montreal fashion festival celebrates the new democratization of style

A sea change is taking place on some of the world’s fashion catwalks. Instead of models draped in designs that hover on the edge of impossible to wear, they are now strutting the stuff that real people can actually afford and use. A great place to enjoy the new democratization of style is Montreal’s Mode et Designfestival. The action takes place downtown at the aptly named Festival Plaza in August. It’s accessible, it’s outdoors and most of all it is free. On the main runway, think black and white with…

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