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Stevie Wonder presents Beyoncé with the iHeartRadio Innovator Award

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At the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, where Beyoncé received the esteemed Innovator Award, the celebration of everything Beyoncé continued.

The “Texas Hold ‘Em” hitmaker was given the award by legendary musician Stevie Wonder, who also gave a rundown of her incredible achievements to date, including being the “first African-American woman to headline Coachella” and having a number one hit in each of the last four decades since the 1990s.

Not to mention, on Friday, she released her eighth studio album, “Cowboy Carter,” marking not only her unofficial foray into the world of country music but also her most anticipated professional moment to date.

When Queen B emerged to claim her prize, she addressed Wonder first, sporting a black leather motorcycle jacket and her now-famous cowboy hat.

“Isn’t She Beyoncé greeted the lovely” vocalist with, “Thank you for making a wave for all of us.” “I’m honored that you recognize me with this.”

She went on to say, “Whenever someone asks me who I could listen to for the rest of my life, it’s always you,” and she thanked Wonder for “playing the harmonica on ‘Jolene.'”

 

Continue reading Beyoncé’s stirring speech here:

“We appreciate iHeartRadio. You’ve called me an innovator tonight, and I appreciate that.

An innovative idea begins with a dream, but realizing that dream requires execution, which may be very difficult.

Seeing what others think is impossible is what it means to be an inventor. Being an inventor generally entails receiving criticism, which will frequently put your mental toughness to the test.

Being an innovator means putting your confidence in God to hold you up and lead you. I thus hope that all record labels, radio stations, and award shows will be more receptive to the happiness and freedom that arise from appreciating art without any preconceived ideas.

Being an innovator means putting your confidence in God to hold you up and lead you.

I thus hope that all record labels, radio stations, and award shows will be more receptive to the happiness and freedom that arise from appreciating art without any preconceived ideas.

This award is intended to be a tribute to all the innovators who have committed their lives and artistic endeavors to bring about change.

I am therefore grateful for your selflessness, strength of voice, and bravery.

We honor the many people who have defied labels, including Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Miss Tracy Chapman, Linda Martell, and Rosetta Tharpe.

We appreciate you carrying out your dream so that we might all follow.

And a huge thank you to my Parkwood crew; you guys work so hard, and I sincerely appreciate it.

I adore you, hubby, my best friend, and my rock. My three stunning children, are still my greatest blessing and source of inspiration.

Thank you so much, and have a lovely evening.

Sahil Sachdeva is the CEO of Level Up Holdings, a Personal Branding agency. He creates elite personal brands through social media growth and top tier press features.

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Tamannaah Bhatia Shines in All-Black, Embracing Confidence and Glamour

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Tamannah Bhatia proves again – she is the fashion goddess.

Bollywood actresses who want to make a statement have always opted for all-black ensembles, and Tamannaah Bhatia—who is renowned for her avant-garde style—is no exception. The actress, who is active on social media, regularly offers fans style advice. She commanded attention with her striking appearance in her most recent outfit, which glittered in all-black.

 

Tamannaah Bhatia shared her glam look on Instagram and did everything in her power to win over her admirers’ hearts. The actress wrote, “No cape, just confidence!” alongside a slew of stunning photos that she shared on social media.

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Fashion Goddess – slays in her new look

Rich satin fabric, a high neckline, a bodycon fit, statement shoulders, long sleeves, and a thigh slit with a crystal-embroidered brooch complemented her elegant black ensemble, which gave her an air of royalty.

 

The chic diva selected this gorgeous ensemble, which costs more than Rs 1 lakh, from the clothes brand David Koma’s shops.

 

She worked with celebrity fashion stylist Chandini Whabi to improve her overall look by adding a pair of crimson crystal and diamond-studded earrings as a simple touch to her ensemble. Tamannaah added thigh-high black pencil-heel boots with pointy toes to finish off her alluring appearance. Her gorgeous hair tastefully tied back into an updo, making sure her ensemble remained the main attraction.

 

Florian Hurel, a cosmetics artist, created a glamorous look for her. With kohl, nude eyeshadow, mascara-coated lashes, and highlighted contoured cheeks that accentuated her cheekbones, Tamannaah went for strong makeup that defined her features and expertly framed her eyes.

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The Rise of Kristi Noem: Exploring the Trumpification Phenomenon in American Politics

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is getting ready for her national close-up. How else to explain the contentious recent trip she took to Texas to “fix” her grin, which was captured on camera for a long time?

You know, the one where she extolled the virtues of Smile Texas, the aesthetic dentistry practice, on X, Facebook, and Instagram, claiming that it had fixed an issue she had long before sustained in an accident while riding her bike with her kids. The one that detailed her path to “a smile that I can be proud of and confident in,” as she put it.

Travelers United, a consumer advocacy group, is suing Ms. Noem for deceptive advertising since the outcome looked so much like a promotional infomercial. They allege Ms. Noem was essentially operating as a travel influencer.

aside from one particular item. There is much more to the tooth narrative than just teeth.

As the competition to be Donald J. Trump’s running mate intensifies, Ms. Noem’s new smile is a calculated move that is as much about psychology and politics as it is about looks.“It’s all about her appeal to a single audience,” Republican strategist Ron Bonjean remarked. The entire tooth incident nearly seems to have been staged for Trump to view. She is demonstrating to him her talent for front of the camera and her ability to carry the star power he desires when performing live beside him, all while adhering to the Trump universe’s expectations for women.

After all, Mr. Trump was the president who frequently referred to his employees—particularly those in the armed forces—as “central casting.” These days, he wears nearly all American flag colors. According to Richard Thompson Ford, a law professor at Stanford University and the author of “Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History,” he enjoyed it when ladies “dress like women.” Ford added, “We know what that means to him.” Nearly all of the women in Trump’s inner circle—including his family and former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany—have profiles that reflect this.

In this sense, Ms. Noem’s dental upgrade is merely the latest in what seems to have been a years-long makeover that has turned her into, more than any other woman on Mr. Trump’s shortlist, what Cornell University professor of cinema and media studies Samantha N. Sheppard called “the perfect ornament for Trump.” Beyond her notoriety, her qualifications as a governor, and her MAGA platform, Ms. Sheppard noted that she represents a particular type of “Miss America-like white femininity,” which entails long lashes, flowing hair, and a dazzling smile. This type of femininity is also represented in Fox News anchors.

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The artwork tells the story. Ms. Noem’s hairstyle during her initial bid for Congress in 2010 resembled a hybrid of “the Rachel,” the layered, straightened hairstyle made popular by Jennifer Aniston on “Friends,” and the power bob worn by Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. She chopped it off into a short style after winning reelection in 2012, which Ms. Sheppard likened to Kate Gosselin’s iconic haircut from “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” but a little more corporate.

Following Mr. Trump’s election and the growth of the MAGA movement, Ms. Noem changed her appearance. Her part went to the middle as her hair grew longer and longer, its disheveled waves kissed by the curling iron. She started to look like Donald Trump Jr.’s fiancée Kimberly Guilfoyle. Or a darker-haired version of Lara Trump, the new co-chair of the Republican National Committee and spouse of Eric Trump. From the khaki shirtdress she wore to CPAC in 2011 to the vibrant blue sheath she donned for this year’s State of the State address, even Ms. Noem’s wardrobe has altered.

The front cover image of her latest book, “No Going Back: The Truth on What’s Wrong,” is the best representation of her metamorphosis.

The Truth on What’s Wrong with Politics and How We Move America Forward,” which includes a picture of Ms. Noem sitting on her desk chair wearing a blazer and dress in front of the American flag. She has thick eyelashes, and glossed lips, and one hand appears to be playing with her wavy hair.

Mr. Bonjean remarked, “She practically looks like a member of the Trump family.” “A cousin, perhaps.”

Even though Ms. Noem’s Trumpification may just be a coincidence, she has demonstrated that she is aware of the implications and applications of costuming. This is evident in recent advertisements where she has assumed the roles of an electrician, a highway patrolman, and a dental hygienist to promote the message that “South Dakota is hiring.”

“It’s very strategic,” Mr. Ford declared. “Signaling that she’s going to be Trump’s kind of woman,” says Ms. Noem. And that she won’t challenge him at the same time.

The strategy of shaping political images finds its origins in the stylized femininity exhibited by figures like Phyllis Schlafly and Sarah Palin, where the allure of a powerful woman was softened by her adherence to traditional gender roles.

The recent dental procedure undertaken by Kristi Noem, coupled with her endorsement of the dentist responsible, adds an interesting layer to her public persona. It’s a move that seems to echo the approach of Donald Trump himself, who understands the value of leveraging power for personal gain. This suggests a shared understanding between the two.

While Governor Noem may present herself as a down-to-earth cowgirl, her actions align closely with Trump’s agenda, signaling her commitment to his vision and willingness to conform to his expectations. This was evident when she joined Trump at a rally in Ohio, where they donned matching MAGA hats. Trump’s remarks about her beauty, albeit veiled, underscored his recognition of her loyalty and alignment with his ideals.

In response, Noem could only respond with a smile, acknowledging the dynamics at play.

 

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Marx’s “Das Kapital” gift to Darwin reveals an “amusing insight.”

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Experts claim that although Karl Marx sent scientist Charles Darwin a signed copy of “Das Kapital,” the book was mainly ignored and only partially read, offering an “amusing insight” into the relationship between the two thinkers.

The economist and philosopher Karl Marx examined the workings of the capitalist system and its propensity for self-destruction in his book “Das Kapital.”

The book was sent to Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago, and now that it has been restored, it will be on display at the renowned biologist’s home.

In June 1873, Marx delivered the book to Darwin, writing on it, “on the part of his sincere admirer, Karl Marx.”

But in a statement released on Thursday, English Heritage, the organization in charge of looking for Darwin’s home, Down House, stated that the gift “appears not to have been very well received.”

The statement continues, “With most of its pages remaining uncut, it seems Darwin gave up any attempt to read it,” and it also mentions that Darwin took nearly three months to write Marx a brief note of gratitude.

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The gift copy of “Das Kapital” with Marx’ inscription top right. Cambridge University LibraryDarwin wrote, “I wish that I was more worthy to receive it, by understanding more of the deep and important subject of political Economy. I thank you for the honor which you have done for me by sending me your great work on Capital.”

Darwin, a prolific writer, is most known for his book “On the Origin of Species,” published in 1859 and which popularized the idea of evolution as a basic scientific theory.

According to Tessa Kilgarriff, English Heritage’s curator of collections and interiors, the two men were among the greatest thinkers of the late 1800s.

“Marx was clearly a disciple of Darwin’s theories, as evidenced by his personal gift and later work; however, the uncut pages (and absence of typical pencil marks) suggest Darwin was less enthralled with Marx’s writing – or quite possibly that his German was simply not up to scratch,” she stated in the statement.

Kilgarriff continued, “Down House’s copy of Das Kapital is a fantastic piece of social history, highlighting how Darwin’s theories filtered through Victorian society and transformed popular ideas of biology and nature, as well as providing us with an entertaining glimpse into the dynamics between these two well-known intellectuals.”

Despite the fact that Darwin was known to read German, Francis Darwin, Darwin’s son, said that his father had difficulty with the language, according to English Heritage.

Francis noted, “When reading a book after him, I was often struck at seeing, from the pencil-marks made each day where he left off, how little he could read at a time.”

Darwin’s lack of interest in political economy and these language barriers, according to English Heritage, could account for the book’s widespread unread status.

Following conservation work done by Cambridge University Library, the book’s owner, visitors to Down House will be able to see the tome on exhibit for the first time in five years.

In observance of Darwin’s 215th birthday on February 12, a study team electronically assembled his remarkable library.

A 300-page catalog that includes all 7,400 titles and 13,000 volumes that Darwin originally had was made available via the Darwin Online initiative. To encourage the public to read what Darwin read, the catalog contains 9,300 links to free online versions of the library’s contents.

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To mark its 35th anniversary, Andam puts the spotlight on its former prize-winners

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The Prix de l’Andam has a packed calendar for 2024. Nathalie Dufour created and oversaw the fashion competition for young designers, which is commemorating its 35th anniversary with a number of special events and social media material. Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director of Saint Laurent, is sponsoring the prize this year. He will also serve as the jury’s chair and will shortly reveal the makeup of the jury.

Apart from the twenty-two regular jury members who represent the competition’s primary sponsors, Anthony Vaccarello has selected twelve other important individuals. This is the first time a designer has been appointed chairman of the Andam jury; typically, the CEO of one of the participating fashion houses holds this position. “Winner of the Andam prize in 2011, the designer had this nice gesture in this special year, especially as the prize is strongly linked to the house since Pierre Bergé with the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent participated in the creation of this prize in 1989, of which he was the president until 2017,” says Nathalie Dufour.

It resembles an homage to Pierre Bergé’s character. It’s a truly remarkable gesture that truly fits these thirty-five years,” she continues. Additionally, the designer will be creating the competition awards in-house with Swarovski, another one of Andam’s sponsors; typically, the winners from the previous year are given this responsibility.

A celebration of Who’s Next, an Andam partner, and Maxim’s Première Classe salon, which is commemorating its 35th anniversary, will take place on March 1st as part of the anniversary program. In June and July, Galeries-Lafayette, a different partner, will host a tour of the store featuring all of the previous prize winners that are sold there, from Alexandre Mattiussi from Ami to Marine Serre. Guillaume Houzé, the director of image and communications for the company, is also the president of Andam.

Concurrently, under the topic “What have they become?” The Association nationale pour le développement des arts de la mode (Andam) will be sharing images of its previous prize winners on social media and its Instagram account throughout the year.

From Martin Margiela to the most recent winners—including those who are already retired—we have gotten in touch with them all. All of them are still working in the creative industry. José Lévy, for instance, is a furniture designer who was the 1991 winner. The general manager of the competition observes, “We find them in number 1, 2, or 3 studios very often.”

Furthermore, the winners of the past two years will be shown by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the end of September, thanks to the symbolic shapes they have made for Andam and have either donated or will donate to the museum in Paris. The general director comments, “It’s interesting to show that contemporary design immediately makes history.”

 

Stéphane Ashpool will participate.

 

Not to mention, Stéphane Ashpool, who won the main award in 2015 for designing the French team’s Olympic costumes, will be included in the Andam 2024 celebration schedule. However, Nathalie Dufour is unable to provide us with further information at this time.

This year, Andam received about 350 applications. Half of the initial selection is retained by the organizers. The jury will have to select four finalists from the remaining candidates for the Grand Prix and the Special Prize, almost three for the Pierre Bergé Prize, which honors French and emerging brands and is supported in 2024 by Michael Kliger, CEO of Mytheresa, and three for the Accessories Prize, which is supported this year by Eva Chen, Vice President of Fashion.

Furthermore, the Innovation prize finalists will be chosen by an expert team and announced in May.

The endowment of €700,000 is divided among these four prizes. Though limited in number, the awards are highly valued. The winners gain cross-disciplinary support from all of our partners behind the scenes, and there’s a true springboard effect,” emphasizes Nathalie Dufour. The fashion competition’s finalists and winners will be revealed at the end of May and June 27, respectively.

“Andam has created a unique ecosystem around young designers, with some of the industry’s key players taking an interest in the younger generation and supporting them, both financially and strategically, in terms of image, digital, management and so on,” claims the founder.

“Our other sponsors support the winners of the other prizes, while the partner fashion companies support the Grand Prix winners. Everyone is genuinely committed to the project,” she states.

“Minister Jack Lang requested projects pertaining to the cultural and creative sectors when I was employed at the Ministry of Culture at the end of the 1980s. He made it easier for us to enter. At the time, there existed this transparency. That might not be feasible in the modern day. I founded this organization, and with Pierre Bergé’s help, it was able to flourish,” she says in concluding.

 

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Farewell of a Downtown Darling: Does It Matter?

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The final performance of the six-year-old New York fashion brand/art project Puppets & Puppets took place on Monday.

Known as “downtown N.Y. gold,” as Highsnobiety put it, and having the kind of cult following that is meant to be a sign of success, its creator and designer, Carly Mark, had decided it was too difficult and costly to continue creating clothing and trying to establish a business in this city. She informed The New York Times last week that she was heading to London and uprooting her life. From there, she will continue to run her more prosperous and well-established handbag business. But no more fashion shows and runways.

Does it really matter?

In practice, very likely not. It’s not like this is a novel; fashion history is replete with the dead bodies of once-promising businesses that never quite panned out (Miguel Adrover, anyone?). Furthermore, Ms. Mark’s clothing was never very good, despite the fact that she was nominated for a CFDA award for rising designer of the year.

They frequently had strange fits, weren’t really suitable to be termed garments, or didn’t appear to be finished. (Her only real weakness is her love of Edie Sedgwick tights.) They appeared more like unfinished projects. The material could appear quite fragile. As a fine artist by training rather than a designer, Ms. Mark was effectively learning on the fly and in front of an audience. She was improving, though.

Her work this season resembled genuine clothing more than it has in the past, but occasionally just small sections of actual clothing. One large faux fur coat was revealed to be a false front; the other was a peplos dress with one side completely open except for a small tie at the waist. A sort of transportable backdrop was created by the way the hems of some draped jersey skirts and delicate tiny tops looped back up on themselves to form a veil. That, too, had potential; it was like a rusted cocktail dress with holey sweats strapped over lace skirts.

In short, the notion that you can arrive in this city with a huge concept, some self-belief, and some crazy ideas, and then see where it leads. that you can find a community, acknowledgement, and determine your own path. regardless of how disorganized.

It’s the fashion equivalent of the Gatsby promise, and it’s especially powerful in this city where newness has a different value system than tradition. particularly at this time when the major labels that formerly epitomized New York style are vanishing and there’s a tangible need for something new to come up. However, what occurs when the subsequent somethings, such as puppets, give up?

Indeed, there are yet others in the wings. Colleen Allen, a former menswear designer whose debut women’s collection was a study in surprising juxtapositions, is one of the bright new names to watch this season. (Observe a fitted riding jacket that looks just like it belongs in “Bridgerton,” complete with hook-and-eye fastenings made of fleece.) Additionally, check out Diotima, a design by Rachel Scott, a young Jamaican who somehow pulls off seeming oxymorons like sophisticated macramés and stylish crochets.

Yes, the fashion industry is a business, and profits must be realized. But the sometimes illogical trust in reinvention—of style, personality, and career—is what drives it ahead, keeps people coming back, and is at the core of its attractiveness. Everyone loses if we stop holding it to be true.

 

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NYC Style: Embracing the Future of Fashion

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Khaite, the women’s wear label founded by Catherine Holstein in 2016, has rapidly become one of the standout success stories in American fashion. In less than a decade, Holstein has earned the prestigious title of designer of the year twice from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, in both 2022 and 2023. With a vision for a Zen brutalist store in SoHo, adjacent to luxury brands like Prada and Balenciaga, she’s poised for further expansion after securing investment from Stripes, a private equity firm known for backing notable ventures like A24 and On Running.

 

At her recent show held at Chelsea Piers, set within an expansive black box illuminated by a mirrored runway, Holstein showcased her unyielding ambition and creative vision, reminiscent of the iconic follow spot lighting famously employed by Tom Ford during his tenure at Gucci and YSL.

 

Her transition from the “cool girl” look to more capital-F fashion seems to have resulted in her becoming lost in a maze of other people’s ideas, taking bits and pieces from here and there. She seems to believe that in order to compete with well-known businesses, she must follow their lead. She is therefore stuck in a transitional space between the dominatrix leathers most associated with Saint Laurent (particularly when worn with black sunglasses and reddish lips) and the plush angst of the increasingly popular silent luxury movement.

 

From the present collection, it appears that the leathers were used to create long coats with shoulders that resembled battering rams and tight waist belts. Additionally, cut like boleros and worn with boxy leather skirts are jackets with more prominent, curved shoulders. In addition, there were ghost-girl white nightgown dresses, organza tops and skirts that shaped the body and legs like whipped cream squirts or boa constrictors, and other silks with a tango evening scarf print that were tucked into jeans and tied with a cummerbund. Major on top, ungainly on bottom, it was the silhouette.

 

Ms. Holstein stated in her show notes that she had been thinking about “heritage” and “memory” with this collection,

However, the most vivid memories were of a period when New York fashion was frequently written off as a copy of its European equivalents.

Though nostalgia is popular, is anyone truly interested in going back to that era?

 

Indeed, according to one school of thinking, it is precisely what consumers desire: a style that establishes “direction,” but without the extreme that is typically associated with any notion that makes a significant change. that women don’t want to put in too much effort to comprehend their clothing because they have enough going on in their lives, and that translating can be useful. Additionally, all designers borrow ideas from one another. (I can think of at least five people who have recreated the Chanel tweed look.)

 

Nothing prevents that from occurring. Ms. Holstein is obviously well-bred. It’s her platform. She runs a strong company. She’s got the cash. It appears like she is making an effort to reach that goal. A collection in transition or an attempt to step outside of someone else’s comfort zone could be indicated by those daring skirt-and-jacket combos. Is she able to figure out a space for herself?

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Revolutionizing the Beauty Industry: Neringa Petrulyte’s Vision for Premium Luxury

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Neringa Petrulyte stands as a revolutionary force, reshaping the beauty industry with her visionary approach. As someone who represents the world’s fastest-growing luxury haircare brand, Neringa not only embodies a commitment to premium luxury but spearheads a beauty revolution that transcends mere aesthetics.

 

Neringa Petrulyte’s vision for premium luxury is a testament to her unyielding dedication to excellence. Working with a brand synonymous with opulence and quality, Neringa has not just entered but conquered the beauty industry. Her journey is marked by a passion for redefining beauty standards, ensuring products not only enhance external appearances but also contribute to overall well-being and self-confidence.

 

At the core of Neringa’s success lies the brand’s status as the fastest-growing luxury haircare globally, a result of a strategic vision prioritizing innovation, quality, and customer-centricity. Neringa’s journey is about turning dreams into reality, representing a brand that resonates with individuals seeking not just products but a luxurious and indulgent experience.

 

This brand’s reach extends far beyond haircare, encompassing skincare, wellness, bodycare, and makeup. This strategic diversification showcases the company’s foresight and understanding of evolving consumer needs and desires. Beyond addressing hair concerns, the brand now offers a comprehensive range designed to cater to every facet of beauty and well-being.

 

A cornerstone of the brand’s vision is the relentless pursuit of innovation. Neringa’s brand pioneers naturally-based anti-aging products, promoting healthy hair growth and reversing damage from the inside out. The commitment to harnessing the power of nature for beauty is evident in formulations that prioritize effectiveness and sustainability.

 

Neringa Petrulyte’s vision goes beyond premium products; it extends to providing an inclusive business opportunity. Recognizing the potential for individuals to become brand ambassadors, Neringa offers a platform that allows people to be part of the beauty revolution. This business model empowers individuals to be part of a movement prioritizing quality, innovation, and ethical practices.

 

In an era of rising conscious consumerism, the company Neringa represents stands out for its unwavering commitment to values. All products are vegan, cruelty-free, and free of harsh chemicals. This commitment reflects Neringa’s dedication to providing products aligning with the values of her discerning clientele. It’s a testament to her belief that beauty should be ethically sourced, cruelty-free, and sustainable.

 

Neringa Petrulyte’s vision for premium luxury isn’t merely about building a successful brand; it’s about motivating the beauty industry towards positive change. By prioritizing quality, sustainability, and inclusivity, Neringa sets a standard challenging the status quo. Her journey is a testament to the transformative power of a vision that goes beyond the ordinary, sparking a desire for positive change in every reader and a call to industry leaders to reevaluate practices, prioritize ethics, and embrace a vision that transcends immediate profits.

 

Neringa’s story serves as a source of inspiration, motivating individuals to embrace innovation, challenge norms, and pursue excellence. 

 

In a world where beauty is often confined to stereotypes, Neringa Petrulyte’s vision for premium luxury paves the way for a future where beauty knows no bounds. It’s a vision that transcends physical appearances and embraces a holistic approach to well-being. Neringa’s journey is a testament to the idea that beauty, combined with innovation, ethical practices, and a commitment to values, becomes a force for positive change.

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Fiorucci announces its first two pop-ups in Paris and Milan, along with a fashion presentation

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Fiorucci is working on several initiatives as part of its ongoing relaunch. Founded in Milan in 1967 by Elio Fiorucci, the storied Italian brand was purchased by Swiss businesswoman Dona Bertarelli in October 2022 through her family office. The company is making its direct retail debut with two pop-up boutiques in Milan and Paris, after the September release of its inaugural collection, which was overseen by Francesca Murri, creative director.

 

The first, which takes up 120 square meters on the fourth floor of the Milanese department store, debuts this Thursday, February 1. It will be open for business all month long. The second pop-up, which occupies about thirty square meters, will debut in Galeries Lafayette on the Champs-Elysées in Paris on March 4. The brand is testing this in an attempt to grow through department store corners.

 

Paris holds great significance for us, since we aim to establish our presence in Europe and collaborate with fashion capitals, which are the locations of our intended clientele. Although we have a lot of potential in Korea and Japan, we are now focusing on major multi-brands and European cities. Our goal has always been to reposition Fiorucci in the market for accessible luxury goods by emphasizing a creative, high-quality product that is created entirely in Italy, says Managing Director Alessandro Pisani.

 

Exhibited in prestigious multi-brand stores next to labels like Acne Studios and Jacquemus, Fiorucci is positioned with premium goods priced at an introductory €350 for jeans, €400 for knitwear, and €700–750 for bags. A larger pre-collection with around 380 ready-to-wear and accessories models debuted in November, after the initial 180-item collection that debuted in September.

 

The more inventive pieces, together with denim and accessories like jewelry and bags like the marshmallow-shaped one, proved to be highly sought-after by consumers. Conversely, the manager observes that there was less interest in the most fundamental elements. The product has won over about sixty multi-brand stores, including some very nice boutiques in unexpected places like Ukraine and Poland, as well as the British brands Selfridges, END, and the Italian Sugar.

 

The business, though, doesn’t plan to stop there. It has set a packed schedule for the upcoming months, starting with a fall show at Milan’s La Triennale to honor founder designer Elio Fiorucci. On February 12, it will launch its new corporate website and e-shop. By drastically altering the label’s image and adding content to the website, the goal is to move away from its previous, highly commercial positioning that was primarily based on the brand’s iconic baroque-pop motifs and toward the more sophisticated and modern aesthetic of the new collections.

 

The new collection’s presentation, which is set for February 22 during the upcoming Milan Fashion Week, is another significant occasion. In the new “Casa Fiorucci” (Fiorucci House), it will be unveiled “in a very creative and ironic way”. Over the next several months, the brand will be moving its showroom and offices to this 1,000-square-meter location in Chinatown, where it will also establish a creative hub and house some of its archives. Fiorucci is organizing a large celebration with artists in a Milanese club that same evening in order to unite the brand’s new followers around a real experience.

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Six Ideas for the Fashion Industry to Become More Sustainable in 2024

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The majority of the time, fashion is still not on pace to reach its climate ambitions. According to a recent Stand.Earth report, only four of the top 14 brands plan to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to the level required to prevent global warming from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius.

 

By 2024, the fashion sector will need to move more quickly, which experts say would call for increased cooperation. “With just one or two leading the charge, we are 100% not going to get where we are going,” says Samata Pattison, founder and CEO of Black Pearl, a cultural sustainability company. “We need the biggest competitors in the industry to down tools and hold hands.” Since we don’t have enough time for anything, it’s practically all hands on deck.

 

Fortunately, new eco-design regulations are finally in the works. The European Union approved new eco-design regulations in December, which would prohibit the destruction of unsold textile and footwear products and impose guidelines aimed at enhancing product circularity.

 

In the meanwhile, some of the necessary answers may be provided by fascinating breakthroughs, such as new recycling technologies or environmentally acceptable colors. Dio Kurazawa, the creator of the sustainable fashion consultant The Bear Scouts, says, “I would definitely like to see more people backing new innovation; [those] finding solutions to help [the industry] get close to true circularity, and the reduction of waste and overproduction.”

 

Finally, legislation is in place

Legislation has long been advocated for, and it’s finally on the verge of being passed. New eco-design laws have been accepted by the EU, and early in 2024 the European Parliament is anticipated to formally adopt them. The ban on destroying unsold textile and footwear products, specifications for product durability, reusability, and repairability, and the introduction of digital product passports that will help provide more transparency about how things are made and their environmental impact are all planned, though the specifics are still pending.

 

The demand for on-demand fashion is expected to increase

In the fashion sector, overproduction is a major issue since between 10 and 45 percent of garments are never sold in the first place. This is due to the fact that the present model relies on retailers’ predictions of what products customers will purchase, which is where on-demand manufacturing is useful. The made-to-order business model has been tested by companies like Weekday and Desigual, while Unspun, which collaborated with Eckhaus Latta on its spring 2024 collection, offers 3D technology that allows clothing to be manufactured on demand, straight from the yarn.

 

Greener dyes are developed

Nowadays, dyeing is a very harmful procedure; the chemical discharge from dyeing has entirely changed the hue of rivers in Bangladesh and China. Fortunately, a new generation of technologies has emerged, including Air-Ink (which transforms pollution into dyes), Living Ink (algae-based dyes utilized in a recent Nike x Billie Eilish collaboration), and Colorifix (bacterial dyes used by Pangaia).

These days, seaweed is all the rage

Seaweed has remained mostly unnoticed—until recently—whereas leathers made of mushrooms have been discussed for a while. While companies like Another Tomorrow have worked with SeaCell, which is made by ethically harvesting seaweed from Iceland’s fjords, Stella McCartney introduced a new seaweed-based yarn, Kelsun, on the runway for spring 2024.

Blended fabric recycling is possible with new technology

Less than 1% of used clothing is currently recycled into new items, making recycling a significant problem. The challenge of isolating composite materials has proven to be one obstacle; this is where Circ enters the picture. It converts polycotton fabrics into fibers that can be recycled into new clothing, such as polyester and Lyocell. The first designer to reveal a dress was Mara Hoffman in October.

 

A fair transition is essential

New advancements are vital, but we also need to remember the people who manufacture our clothes: the garment workers. Surprisingly, 93% of brands do not now pay livable wages to garment workers. Fashion Revolution, a campaign organization, cautions that switching to on-demand models may result in extreme strain on employees because of “sudden and unpredictable surges.” Because of this, a fair transition is necessary, guaranteeing workers safe employment and equitable compensation while the sector adopts new technologies and shifts toward a more sustainable future.

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Emmy Awards Fashion Trends Unveils the Glamorous Transformation of Celebrities

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Emmy Awards Fashion Trends Unveils the Glamorous Transformation of Celebrities

The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards showcased not only outstanding talent but also an array of captivating fashion moments on the red carpet. However, the fashion extravaganza did not end with the award ceremony. After the coveted Emmy Awards, celebrities shed their elegant gowns for slinkier looks, setting the stage for a glamorous after-party that redefined Emmy Awards fashion trends.

Wine-Hued Dresses

A Captivating Color Trend One of the standout Emmy Awards fashion trends that stole the spotlight at the after-party was the prevalence of wine-hued dresses. The rich, deep tones of wine-colored garments made a strong statement on the red carpet. Celebrities like Storm Reid, Beatrice Grannó, and J. Smith-Cameron embraced this captivating color trend, showcasing their individual styles with elegant sheath dresses, sheer lace skirts, and goddess-like umber gowns.

Celebrity Style Transformations at the After-Party

The transition from the red carpet to the after-party brought about intriguing style transformations. The stars, having celebrated their wins, let loose and danced the night away in outfits that reflected their vibrant personalities. From Storm Reid’s vintage chartreuse sheath dress to Quinta Brunson’s switch to oversized separates, the after-party witnessed a dynamic shift in fashion choices.

Emmy Awards Fashion Trends in Detail

Let’s delve into the details of some high-profile celebrities who made waves with their after-party fashion choices, contributing to the overall Emmy Awards fashion trends.

Storm Reid

Storm Reid, a vision of elegance, embraced the wine-hued trend at the 2024 Emmy’s After Party. Her vintage chartreuse Maticevski dress, featuring a modern deconstructed bustle, perfectly captured the essence of Emmy Awards fashion trends. The deep wine tones of the dress added a touch of sophistication to her after-party look.

Emmy Awards Fashion Trends storm

Beatrice Grannó

Beatrice Grannó made a bold style statement at the after-party by swapping her rosette-adorned Armani Privé Couture red carpet gown for an Alessandro Vigilante dress. The sheer lace skirt of her ensemble not only scored goth glam points but also aligned seamlessly with the captivating wine-hued trend, contributing to the overall fashion narrative of the evening.

Emmy Awards Fashion Trends beatrice

J. Smith-Cameron

J. Smith-Cameron, a member of the Succession cast, turned heads at the 2024 Emmy’s After Party. After a cheeky kiss from co-star Kieran Culkin, she swapped her elegant green-blue ballgown for a sun-spangled umber dress fit for a goddess. Her choice of dress not only showcased her individual style but also played into the prominent wine-hued trend observed at the after-party.

Emmy Awards Fashion Trends J smith cameron

Quinta Brunson

Emmy winner Quinta Brunson brought a breath of fresh air to the after-party with her style transformation. She slipped out of her couture midi dress and opted for oversized separates, showcasing versatility and a carefree spirit. This shift in style not only highlighted her individuality but also contributed to the dynamic nature of Emmy Awards fashion trends.

quinta buinson at emmys

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams, known for her black and white evening gown on the red carpet, embraced a different vibe at the 2024 Emmy’s After Party. She switched to a sheer off-the-shoulder midi-dress with rosette trim, staying on-trend and infusing a playful, contemporary element into her after-party look. Her fashion choices echoed the dynamic transformations witnessed at the Emmy Awards after-party.

Emmy Awards Fashion Trends jessica

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Aja Naomi King

Aja Naomi King opted for a deceptively simple black sheath dress at the Emmy’s After Party, a choice that looked so good she could probably get away with murder. Her elegant yet understated ensemble contributed to the overall allure of wine-hued dresses, showcasing how this color trend transcends complexities and embraces simplicity.

aja naomi at emmys

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum dazzled at the Emmy’s after-party in an aquamarine gown with a long, mermaid-worthy train. Her choice of vibrant color added a refreshing twist to the wine-hued trend, illustrating the diversity of fashion choices observed at the after-party. Klum’s ensemble epitomized the glamour associated with Emmy Awards fashion trends.

klum at emmys

Hannah Waddingham

Hannah Waddingham made a memorable style transition at the 2024 Emmy’s After Party. Swapping out her seafoam Marchesa look for a black sequin number, she maintained the sparkle of her red carpet appearance while embracing a different color palette. Waddingham’s after-party ensemble encapsulated the versatility and dynamism inherent in Emmy Awards fashion trends.

Emmy Awards Fashion Trends hannah

Eiza González

Eiza González opted for a vibrant shade of blue in a vivid Magda Butrym gown at the 2024 Emmy’s after-party. Her choice redefined our understanding of a cowl neck, adding a bold and contemporary touch to the overall fashion narrative. González’s ensemble contributed to the diversity of colors and styles observed at the Emmy Awards after-party.

Emmy Awards Fashion Trends eiza

Lizzy Caplan

Lizzie Caplan graced the 2024 Emmy’s after-party in a sheer crochet Dior gown. Her dress had all the drama and romance of her red carpet look, yet presented a breezier and no less intricate aesthetic. Caplan’s fashion choice highlighted the individuality of each star at the after-party, showcasing the transformative nature of Emmy Awards fashion trends.

caplan at emmys

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Robin Thede

Robin Thede made a striking entrance at the 2024 Emmys After Party by swapping her petal-pale corsetted Ines Di Santo ballgown for an equally impactful Ese Azenabor midi dress. Adorned with dazzling bronze paillettes, Thede’s outfit added a touch of glamour to the after-party, seamlessly aligning with the high-value “Emmy Awards fashion trends.

robin thede at emmys 2024

Paloma Cinco

Delivering an iridescent take on Old Hollywood glamour, Paloma Cinco looked dazzling in an asymmetrical sequined gown at the 2024 Emmy’s After Party. Her choice of outfit not only contributed to the overall allure of wine-hued dresses but also showcased a unique perspective on red carpet style, emphasizing the “Emmy Awards fashion trends.”

paloma cinco at the emmys awards

Karen Pittman

Karen Pittman opted for a short hemline when it came to her chocolatey sheer lace look at the 2024 Emmy’s After Party. The daring choice added a contemporary flair to the after-party fashion scene, highlighting the diversity of styles observed at the Emmy Awards. Pittman’s outfit resonated with the overarching theme of celebrity after-party fashion and the high-value “wine-hued dresses.”

karen posing at the emmys awards

Juliana Aiden Martinez

Juliana Aiden Martinez shone brightly in a scarlet gown with a slightly less full skirt than Sarah Snook’s Vivienne Westwood number, confirming that this vivid shade was one of the night’s trending colors. The scarlet gown not only aligned with the wine-hued trend but also showcased Martinez’s individual style, contributing to the “Emmy Awards fashion trends.”

Emmy Awards Fashion Trends juliana

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Bella Ramsey

The Last of Us star, Bella Ramsey, made a chic statement at the 2024 Emmy’s After Party. Swapping her forest green suit for a dapper black ensemble featuring a perfectly coordinated pair of black and white oxford shoes, Ramsey’s after-party look added a touch of sophistication and playfulness. Her outfit seamlessly integrated into the diverse array of styles witnessed at the Emmy Awards after-party, reinforcing the prominence of wine-hued dresses.

bella at the emmys awards

Concluding Thoughts: Capturing the Essence of Emmy Awards Fashion Trends

In conclusion, the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards after-party was a celebration not only of talent but also of fashion innovation. The prevalence of wine-hued dresses, the intriguing style transformations, and the overall dynamism of celebrity fashion choices contributed to an unforgettable night that redefined Emmy Awards fashion trends. From the red carpet to the after-party, the stars showcased their individual styles, leaving an indelible mark on the fashion landscape. As we reflect on this star-studded affair, it’s clear that Emmy Awards fashion trends are not confined to the red carpet—they extend to the after-party, where the true magic unfolds.

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