Day: February 4, 2021

‘I understand completely why you are a fashion icon’

Former President Obama is weighing in on Michelle Obama’s inauguration outfit, saying he told his wife he understands “why you are a fashion icon.”



a group of people standing next to a man wearing a suit and tie: Barack Obama to Michelle: 'I understand completely why you are a fashion icon'


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Barack Obama to Michelle: ‘I understand completely why you are a fashion icon’

The ex-commander in chief gave his first public take on his significant other’s much-buzzed-about inaugural wardrobe when he surprised a virtual meeting hosted by the Black-owned independent bookstore Mahogany Books and the Very Smart Brothas Book Club.

“They had scheduled somebody else but they couldn’t make it, so I had to fill in,” Obama quipped as he made an unannounced

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The latest stylish baby name trend? It’s inspired by fashion designers

Babies these days are already at the height of fashion — even down to their names.

The number of kids are being named after designer labels is on the rise, found online retailer Jewellerybox in new research they just released. They revealed the findings after looking at figures published by the Social Security Administration (SSA) between 2000 and 2020.

For the girls, Armani and Chanel came up on top, with 6,974 and 6,293 babies, respectively. Leading boys’ names are Armani (8,612) and Salvatore (4,866).

Beauty brands also made the list. Approximately 957 girls answer to Nivea, while 283

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Basic.Space Is the Invite-Only Resale Platform Naomi Osaka and Virgil Abloh Have Already Joined

While many shopping e-commerce sites are anonymous, Basic.Space allows you to buy from someone whose taste you already trust. Founder Jesse Lee had the idea a few years ago to create a network of his friends to sell their garb. At first, Lee, who has worked in the music industry space, tapped Diplo, Steve Aoki, and a crew of creative entrepreneurs to join. “People were selling vintage stuff on Poshmark and Depop and The RealReal, but there wasn’t a place where it was completely authentic both from a product standpoint, but from a point of view,” he says over the

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Sade Mims’s Accessories Line, EDAS, Is for a New Generation of Cool Girls

It’s not easy to create an It bag, and it’s even harder for a burgeoning accessories brand. But designer Sade Mims has managed to cut through the noise of a nonstop fashion cycle with her sustainable accessories line, EDAS.



a person posing for the camera: The brand known for its buttery micro bags and eclectic jewelry has caught the attention of Tessa Thompson and NYC's creative community.


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The brand known for its buttery micro bags and eclectic jewelry has caught the attention of Tessa Thompson and NYC’s creative community.

The brand, which debuted in 2013, produces eclectic jewelry, avant-garde hats, and sleek leather handbags, all of which have captured the attention of NYC’s influential creative community and even parts of Hollywood (actress Tessa Thompson purchased

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Monadnock Restaurant Project aims to boost traffic at local eateries using gift cards

UP TO HELP – CREATING A HOMEGROWN STIMULUS PROJECT. WMUR’S MONICA HERNANDEZ EXPLAINS. EVERY WINTER – RESTAURANTS IN THE MONADNOCK REGION EXPECT BUSINESS TO SLOW DOWN. BUT UNDER THE STRAIN OF THE PANDEMIC – MANY RESTAURANTS ARE HURTING. <1:56 GOING INTO DECEMBER I GOT AN INKLING WE NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING AS A COMMUNITY WHICH IS WHAT THE COMMUNITY DOES ALL THE TIME, KEENE AND THE MONADNOCK REGION ALWAYS STEPS UP TO HELP AROUND. 2:06> ENTER – THE MONADNOCK RESTAURANT PROJECT. THREE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TEAMED UP TO BUY 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GIFT CARDS TO LOCALLY OWNED EATERIES. NOW, THEY’RE DISTRIBUTING … Read More

Blue-Chip Painter Peter Doig Just Jumped Into the Fashion Realm for a Quirky Collaboration With Kim Jones of Dior

The Scottish-born, Trinidad-based painter Peter Doig is among the lastest artists to dip into the fashion world, teaming up with designer Kim Jones to present Dior’s fall–winter 2021 collection.

Jones, who has worked with a different artist for each collection he’s done since joining Dior Homme in 2018, not only sought inspiration from the celebrated painter’s nostalgic artworks and moody color palette, but also worked with Doig for five months to plan, conceive, and ultimately realize the collection.

Doig was instrumental in the design process, working more closely with Jones than any other artist to date, color-matching swatches to his

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