Day: March 6, 2021

Tiny restaurants and intimate bars are trending in Houston

Intimate dining in Houston usually translates to romantic settings with soft lighting and plush décor. But a new wave of restaurants with very limited seating and specific service and menu offerings might become the new darlings. In a business where high volume usually dictates success, these pocket-size rooms are defying norms with their small-scale specialness.

Chef Billy Kin, formerly of Blackbird Izakaya, is presiding over a tasting-menu-only omakase (“chef’s choice”) dinner available to only 14 people per seating. Diners sit around a U-shaped bar where they will be served 10 to 12 courses that could include sushi, sashimi, scallops and

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The American Designer Betting on OnlyFans | News & Analysis

Rebecca Minkoff, the designer known for her $300 leather crossbody handbags, has nearly one million followers on Instagram. On her profile, she shares a mélange of photos and videos, including product images from the brand’s latest accessory or fragrance launch, interviews with actresses and fashion insiders and on occasion, cheeky quotes.

But for those seeking more, Minkoff is now offering a premium content experience to her followers and customers. Today, the American accessories maven launches an OnlyFans account, making her the first well-known designer to do so. The debut is tied to New York Fashion Week, and to kick things

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10 Amazon Fashion Picks Under $50 from an Amazon Live Style Host

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Amazon has so many covetable clothes and accessories, it can be tough to know exactly what to shop. Thankfully, fashion experts like Katie Sands have set out to make the process easier, one recommendation at a time. For years, the influencer has dished out style tips on her blog, Honestly Kate, and now she’s bringing her knowledge to Amazon. 

Sands is a Style Host for Amazon Live, where she highlights some of the site’s most fashion-forward

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Heleena Trahanas on jewellery and accessories, her style, and challenging trends

Each week, Sunday Life quizzes a prominent woman about her style and the inspiration behind it. Ahead, contributing editor Georgie Gordon chats to stylist and marketing manager Heleena Trahanas.

‘I don’t follow trends. I’m aware of them but I like to challenge them.’Credit:Nick Tsindos

How would you describe your style?
Like a chameleon. It’s avant garde, unexpected, contemporary, androgynous, playful, comfortable, creative, fun, artful and kooky.

What’s the oldest thing in your wardrobe?
A chunky, oversized cardigan my grandmother knitted for me in the ’80s.

And the most recent addition?
A coloured Marni blouse, a black Bassike jumpsuit

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The Fashion World Promised More Diversity. Here’s What We Found.

When it comes to the power structure of established brands, and the designers who represent them, Black representation is incredibly small.

Of the 64 brands we contacted, only Off-White has a Black chief executive — and that man, Virgil Abloh, is also the founder.

Of the 69 designers or creative directors

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Asian-American Owned Brands to Support 2021: Beauty & Fashion

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Have you checked in on your Asian friends lately? They’re likely feeling tense, anxious, and just a little on edge about their community these days. ICYMI, there’s been an unsettling uptick of anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination since the pandemic started, and, unfortunately, almost one year later, it’s become painfully clear that this ugly behavior is in no way over. 

Popular digital platforms like Peloton and TikTok have publicly posted about this anti-Asian discrimination and ensuing violence recently, and countless notable figures including Chrissy Teigen, Daniel Dae Kim, Lisa Ling, and social activist Amanda Nguyen

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