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lawsuit brought by California store managers who claimed the lingerie
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Nigeria calls off Miss World show
The situation on Nigeria's streets is tense. The Miss World contest is moving to London from Nigeria after riots by Muslim youths opposed to
the show left more than 100 people dead in the city of Kaduna.
The pageant's organisers said the show would be held in London on 7 December instead of the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
This decision was taken after careful consideration of all the issues involved
Contest organisers In Abuja, police say they have regained control of the streets after violent protests spread to the city over the plans to hold the contest there.
Hundreds of Muslim youths went on the rampage following Friday prayers, in an echo of the bloodshed which left at least 100 people dead and 500 injured in Kaduna this week.
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Holidays, Boosts Sales in Third Quarter for Barneys
The holiday season could be a good one for Barneys New York, if its current trend in sales continues. For the three months ended November 2, 2002, net sales rose 15.5 percent, to $103.3 million, and comparable store sales were up 14.9 percent.
"Our comp sales growth in the quarter is among the strongest in the luxury apparel retail sector," said Howard Socol, Barneys chairman, president and CEO, in a statement.
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Heidi Klum Splits from Hairdresser Hubby
Star catwalker Heidi Klum has strutted out of her five-year marriage. The German supermodel and husband Ric Pipino have separated.
Klum wed the Australian hairstylist in September 1997 in Stone Ridge, New York. The two maintain residences in both New York and
A statement released by Klum spokeswoman Desiree Gruber describes the separation as "mutual and amicable." Pipino, 43, will keep working on new salons in New York and Miami, while Klum, 29, will "continue her modeling, acting and business ventures."
Klum certainly hasn't let a faltering marriage keep her out of the spotlight in recent months. She still hosted her annual Halloween party in New York (hamming it up as Betty Boop), and appeared in the Victoria's Secret fashion show earlier this month. In October she revealed a new collaboration with diamond and jewelry firm Mouwad to launch an eponymous high-end jewelry collection. Klum also graced the cover of GQ magazine's September 45th birthday issue and her very own scent made its European debut over the summer.
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Hillary and Apparel Industry Unite for New York
With the holiday shopping season about to begin, members of the "Proudly Made In New York" initiative - a coalition that includes New York Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer, designers Nicole Miller, Bill Blass, Kenneth Cole, Elie Tahari, and Calvin Klein, retailers Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Henri Bendel, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue, and the apparel industry union UNITE - came together Friday afternoon at the W hotel in Union Square (itself a union establishment) to introduce the latest "Made in New York" Shopping Guide.
"Proudly Made in New York" was established after September 11 in order to promote retail apparel produced in New York to consumers around the world. The coalition asks retailers, designers, and brand-name manufacturers to place orders in New York garment factories in order to preserve jobs for New Yorkers.
According to Senator Clinton, who was dressed for the occasion in a dark Dana Buchman pantsuit and Liz Claiborne blue shirt (both made in New York), the initiative is working. "For the first time since September 11th, employment [in the apparel industry] is rising," she announced, generating rounds of applause.
"Paris, Milan: Watch out," exploded Chuck Schumer, sporting a Brooks Brothers made-in-New-York navy tie. "New York is the fashion capital of the world!"
What followed may not have been the most sophisticated of fashion shows, but it certainly was more meaningful than most. Emceed by a host of elected leaders -- such as the very thick Bronx-accented Congressman Charles Rangel -- looks from Bill Blass, Nicole Miller, Kenneth Cole, Noviello-Bloom, Hickey Freeman, and Calvin Klein proceeded out, before a crowd that included a handful of New York's 60,000 garment workers.
The new "Proudly Made in New York Shopping Guide" not only lists the designers and retailers who support the program, but also offers coupons for the stores. The guides will be distributed for free in hotels, restaurants, and visitor information booths throughout the city.
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It's your day off. You don't have to dress tough like a businesswoman on a
weekend. Let your relaxed attire express your inner self. And what
better way to do it than with loungewear. Loungewear is something you can
go anywhere in . The trend in loungewear has really caught on because
women want to be comfortable and stylish in their daily life. Your
loungewear wardrobe should have some of the basic colors plus a few fun
ones, all thrown in a good measure. Don't get stuck wearing the same look
over and over again because today patterns and colors run the gamut in
And yes, loungewear isn't only about loose-fitting ensembles, which spell
You don't have to compromise fashion for comfort or vice-versa. There was
a time when just about the only casual clothing available was a sweatshirt
or sleepwear...and that presented a problem. Very few women felt
comfortable wearing 'sweats' in public, realizing that as comfy as they
are, sweatshirts are not particularly flattering, and sleepwear was
inappropriate. Loungewear is meeting the needs of women who are no longer
satisfied with athletic apparel and sleepwear as their only answer to
comfort. It can be worn in a number of different situations. For relaxing
or sleeping at home. At the beach as cover-ups and drawstring pants worn
over bikinis and bathing suits.
And at the gym, over workout gear and in yoga or stretching class.
The threads you choose to lounge about in should be both functional as
well as fashionable. Intentionally crushed fabrics and wrinkle-free fabric
eliminate the need for ironing. These miracle fibres give greater
flexibility and ease to lounge about clothes. They have thus replaced the
traditional fabrics as the most comfortable, colorful and elegant way to
dress in off-hours. Your loungewear should basically offer freedom
fashionable, comfortable elegance sans restrictive belts, buckles,
buttons, zippers or Velcro. Every design should pull easily over your
Drawstrings and ties that you control should be the only fastenings
provided. Quality fabrics are must.100% cotton or cotton-rich fabrics are
increasingly important to the softness and comfort on one's skin.
Loungewear must also be loose fitting, stretchable, flexible and be easy
to put on and take off If you work from home like me then loungewear is
the perfect dressing solution. You are decently yet comfortably clad and
you can even answer the front door without any embarrassment. Even for
those who work high-powered jobs, after a long day at office many women
find it most comfortable to slip into a soft pretty robe that is
wonderfully therapeutic. Of course you have to find the robe style that
fits you perfectly and make it a part of your life. Some of the more
popular silhouettes include drawstring pants with coordinating tees and
tunics, polo loungers and caftans, kimonos or obis.
Among these the most comfortable and feel-good are the Japanese soft
cotton kimonos. They are suitable for both summer and winter. The patterns
are pleasing and don't get wrinkled. The kimono's shape is wonderful
because of its simplicity and it just wraps around the body. Caftans are
also a terrific option to laze around and sleep in. The cotton ones made
of ethnic fabrics like batik are the best. You can embellish plain caftans
with embroidery or even mirror work. Flashes of beading and embroidery add
richness. A pair of interesting flip-flops round off the look.
With winter entrenching itself firmly it is indeed a good time to snuggle
in this season's comfy clothes. Fashion has, thankfully, lost its
dictatorial edge. The order of the day is sultry floaty clothes in warm
colours like oranges, golds, browns, neutrals, and a touch of purple. And
since there is no look at the moment and fashion is a free for all make
most of it and change into something comfortable and non-restricting. Use
soothing color combinations such as ice blue and vanilla ice that are
calming, and a variety of patterns such as organic waves, woven plaids and
raindrops to evoke images of relaxation. This is a hectic world and our
bodies need to be comfortable for our minds and spirits to function
happily and healthily. Little wonder then that people are searching for
ways to relax and enjoy themselves more. And yes loungewear seems to be
It can be classic, yet sexy, cute, entertaining and your road to style
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