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The 17 Basic Clothing Items Every Closet Should Have

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Fashion is always a microcosm of culture—economically, politically, and otherwise. At any moment in time, what’s in fashion speaks to overarching societal trends.

For many, the pandemic heightened the public’s sense of appreciation for basic clothing and wardrobe essentials that put utility and comfort above all. For many, sporting hyper fashion-forward accessories or shopping the latest It bag seemed somewhat out of sync with the state of the world.

Now, while the world is in different states of reopening depending on where you reside, prioritizing utilitarian wardrobe-essentials remains a throughline. We’ve understood the value in fashion staples and why forget

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Family will bid farewell to fashion icon B. Smith in Scottdale ceremony

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Late fashion icon and Everson native Barbara “B.” Smith will be laid to rest next to her parents Saturday in the Scottdale Cemetery.

The private ceremony and interment of Smith’s ashes will be attended by family, including her younger brother, Dennis, and his four grown daughters.

Smith, 70, died Feb. 22, 2020, at her home on Long Island, N.Y., after a six-year battle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Following her diagnosis in 2013, at age 64, she and her husband, Dan Gasby, worked to raise awareness of the disease and its impacts on the African-American community.

Dennis Smith, 68, of

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10 Cute Outfits to Consider Wearing and Shopping This Fall

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Temperatures are still skyrocketing, but before we know it, the blazing heat will swiftly transform into a cool breeze, and cute outfits for fall will become top of mind. This season’s looks are arguably the best, especially since the transitional weather gives us an opportunity to play with unexpected layers and rich, textured fabrics.

Once the weather drops, there’s no need to completely forget about your summer faves; follow the latest wave of street style stars and pair those crop tops with leather trousers and style those mini skirts with longline blazers. You could even savor a few more days

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Suddenly It’s Bare Season – The New York Times

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Who hasn’t had the nightmare? It’s the one about being caught in public dressed in your undies. Therapists and dream bibles tend to cast these dreams as symbolic expressions of shame or repression.

Yet what if the so-called experts are wrong and these dreams are instead a subconscious bid for liberation? Shed the embarrassment along with those constricting outer garments. Go forth proudly in your turtle-print boxers or your Cosabella bra.

That is assuredly what a lot of people are doing lately, as many venture forth after 16 months of hibernation with a startling degree of license about what passes

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Lady Kitty Spencer’s wedding dress revealed after she married fashion tycoon

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Lady Kitty Spencer (Ian West/PA) (PA Archive)

Lady Kitty Spencer’s wedding dress has been revealed after she got married to billionaire fashion businessman Michael Lewis.

The model, who is the daughter of Diana Princess of Wales’s brother Earl Spencer, tied the knot with the tycoon wearing a decadent Victorian-inspired Dolce and Gabbana gown in Italy

Dolce and Gabbana said the lace bridal gown was created exclusively for Lady Kitty, 30, “on the most important day of her life”.

It featured white lace, puff shoulders with a full skirt and floor-length veil, and she wore her hair slicked back.

The cousin

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Gen Z’s ‘nowstalgia’ for Y2K fashion is leading to a thrifting explosion

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It’s part of a rising trend of Y2K fashion and what has been called “nowstalgia” among Gen Z, who are reliving early 2000s fashion trends they were too young to experience or remember the first time around.

“I think there’s like this resurgence of what was so cool in the 2000s … now that it’s coming back, it’s like you want to infuse it with today’s pop culture,” said Lisa Sahakian, CEO and founder of Ian Charms.

It’s not just beaded necklaces coming back into style. Iconic fashion trends of the early 2000s like bucket hats, low-rise jeans, and babydoll

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Sexual freedom after Orthodox life

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Although she has created lingerie for the bodies of Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow, fashion mogul Julia Haart was a late bloomer.

“The first orgasm I had was at age 35 — with a vibrator, after 16 years of marriage,” the 50-year-old told The Post. “I never heard of an orgasm, let alone a vibrator.”

Haart’s cluelessness was no fault of her own. Born Talia Leibov, she was raised in a Haredi Jewish Orthodox community in Monsey, New York. She married at 19 and raised four children in the insular upstate enclave.

But eight years ago, she left the “fundamentalist”

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19 Affordable Swimsuits Under $100 to Refresh Your Summer 2021 Style

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Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, March 2008

High summer is in full swing, and the rest of the season is sure to go by faster than ever. Though the best of summer is yet to come, thanks to these surprisingly affordable swimsuits. Adding a new suit to your repertoire is an easy way to refresh your summer look, and no matter what your plans are—an upcoming long weekend jaunt, an extended out-of-office plan in August, or fabulous Labor Day Weekend plans.

As we’re already halfway through the summer, perhaps you might not want to splurge on a suit you might

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A New Model for Funding Fashion Start-Ups | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

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It was only a couple of months after Allegra Shaw and Shirin Soltan launched their sustainable clothing label, Uncle Studios, when they hit cash flow issues.

They had used their own funds to start their brand in late 2017, and much of that went to manufacturers. The duo had hoped a bank loan would cover marketing and other costs in order to scale, but lender after lender turned them down.

“When you’re an entrepreneur and you’re young, banks don’t trust you with loans,” said Shaw, who is based in Toronto. “We weren’t eligible to get enough money.”

Months later, Shaw

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Victoria Beckham in a Bustier Mini Dress

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Victoria Beckham performs with the Spice Girls for their first ever live performance together in 1997. 

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Before Victoria Beckham did practical-chic, she did sexy minimalism. When the acclaimed designer stepped onto the world stage as “Posh Spice” in the ’90s, she wasn’t wearing wide-leg trousers or ’70s-inspired languid silhouettes — she was wearing tight, black mini

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