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

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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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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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13 Fashion Experts on How NFTs Will Affect Your Future Wardrobe

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The world of crypto is known as much for its crashes as its trends. Ripple, CryptoKitties, and shady ICOs — all have come and gone like so many virtual bubbles. But non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have gone mainstream. In part it was stories like the red pixel priced at $900,000 that propelled them to the spotlight, leading many to view NFTs as nothing more than aggrandized money laundering. But this trend-based, spectacle-driven reality has plenty in common with

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I’m a Fashion Writer, and I’m Shopping These 15 Early Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Deals

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In the summer, it’s beyond easy (and often encouraged) to lose track of time. Who cares what day of the week it is when you’re laying out at the beach, enjoying a lobster roll, or profusely sweating on the subway? However, there is one date worth remembering this season: July 28, 2021. What happens on July 28, you might wonder? Well, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts on that date, and it’s something I look forward to all year.

Is something two weeks in the future too far off to keep in your

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Are your favourite fashion brands using forced labour? | Business and Economy News

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The global fashion and retail industry’s reliance on producing quick-turnaround goods at a low cost through outsourcing and complex, globalised supply chains has allowed forced labour to thrive, workers’ rights advocates warn, claiming that major fashion brands profiting from the model seem reluctant to change.

The apparel sector employs over 60 million workers worldwide, according to the World Bank Group. And while 97 percent of fashion and retail brands have codes of conduct and corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards, such policies are neither effective in preventing forced labour nor in ensuring remedy outcomes for workers, according to advocacy group

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Shein is the future of fast fashion. Is it ethical?

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If you’ve spent some time scrolling and shopping on TikTok, you’re probably familiar with the fashion retailer Shein. From personal experience, however, “familiar” doesn’t properly contextualize how pervasive the brand is, at least online. Perhaps a more accurate description is: I am haunted by Shein. As a consumer who falls squarely within the brand’s target demographic — a woman in her 20s, who buys most of her clothes online — I encounter Shein-related content almost daily, algorithmically fed to me through Instagram advertisements, YouTube hauls, and viral TikTok recommendations.

Shein’s ubiquity, most notably on TikTok, has catapulted the retailer to

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If You’re Wearing These Shorts, I Know You’re a Fashion Person

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There are certain items that have become fashion person calling cards. Whether it be a petite Jacquemus bag or an oversized blazer, there’s a laundry list of things that have maybe yet to hit the mainstream but are so popular among fashion insiders that when I spot them IRL, I just know the person in question is clued into the key trends. Today, I’m focusing your attention on one fashion-person wardrobe staple in particular: Bermuda shorts. While the trend was definitely deemed “out there” when it first landed on radars, it’s now thought of as an updated closet staple.

Instead

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