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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Second Baby: Everything We Know, From Due Date to Title

Their baby girl won’t be born a princess, but that will change with time.

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Extended Reality Fashion Films – Coperni’s SS21 XR Video Campaign is Emotionally Charged (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) Parisian luxury fashion brand Coperni released an extended reality fashion film that focused on the intersecting junctures of fashion, technology, and urbanity.

The video campaign uses extended…

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Top 40 Luxury Trends in May – From Yachting Picnic Experiences to Upcycled Luxury Baskets (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) The May 2021 luxury trends create elevated products and experiences for consumers on many levels. Companies are curating premium offerings that bring more elements to any lifestyle experience. A…

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Genderless See-Through Timepieces – The Gucci Grip Sapphire Watch Joins Gucci’s Grip Line (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) Gucci Grip Sapphire is the newest addition to Gucci’s Grip Line of timepieces. Inspired by the grip tape skaters use on their decks, the Grip Line sits securely on the wrist. The innovative…

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30 Ways to Say ‘I Love You, Mom’ This Mother’s Day

1. Anthropologie Lizzie Vase
Anthropologie’s vases feature an assortment of lovely painterly blooms to match the fresh bouquets you’ll place in them, $28.

2. Byredo Rose Hand Lotion
Byredo’s Rose hand lotion, $60, unites pleasure and function.

3. Honeycomb Studio Bud Vase via West Elm
Honeycomb Studio Bud Vase: porcelain silhouettes accented with gold-leafing, $16 — $40.

 
4. Stoneware Tilley Fashion Dinnerware Set White — Project 62™
16pc stoneware dinnerware set serves your dining needs, $45.50.

5. Dr Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro
Dr Dennis Gross’s DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro, $435, is an LED mask offering professional light therapy from the comfort of your home.

6. Dr. Dennis Gross Sculpsure
Dr. Dennis Gross’s Sculpsure, $1,600.

7. The Beach People Picnic Basket
The Beach People’s handmade, insulated picnic basket, $149, will keep drinks and snacks cool all summer long.

8. Enesea Opposites Attract Pearl Necklace
Australian label Enesea’s Opposites Attract pearl necklace, $300, combines timeless freshwater pearls with a modern golf filled chain.

9. Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat: A Cookbook by Molly Baz
Molly Baz’s first cookbook is here! A New York Times bestseller, “Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat,” $19.50, is the perfect gift for any foodie.

10. ANANYA Malachite Chakra Bracelet, Green Onyx
Ananya’s Malachite Chakra bracelet

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Opulent Technology Tracker Tags – The Apple AirTag Hermes Travel Tag is Fashionably Finished (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) The Apple AirTag Hermes travel tag is a new accessory from the fashion house for use with the namesake item tracker that will provide fashion-forward consumer with a way to keep a closer eye on…

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Black Fashion Fair and Brooklyn Sewing Academy Team to Equip Next Generation of Creatives

The Black Fashion Fair is teaming up with the Brooklyn Sewing Academy this summer with a goal to educate Black and brown students who may not otherwise have access to knowledge and training in sewing, pattern making, and fashion illustration.
Class sizes will be small and intimate and each student will receive a new sewing machine they can take home and practice on to begin their journey. All lessons and materials are offered at no cost to students.
“If anything, my time at FIT showed me not only is there a lack of representation, there is a lack of outreach to Black and brown communities,” said Antoine Gregory, founder of the Black Fashion Fair, a platform that puts Black fashion talent front and center with an online designer database and a curated virtual marketplace. “I think as we continue to advocate for change and inclusion, these partnerships will create real opportunity.”
Amy Verrier, director of education and Timothy Westbrook studio creative director of the Brooklyn Sewing Academy, were keen to collaborate on educating the next generation.

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Andra Day Goes Metallic Gold at the 2021 Oscars

At the 2021 Oscars, Andra Day rounded out award season with another standout look.
The actress and singer, who is nominated for best actress for her titular role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” wore a custom Vera Wang dress reminiscent of the Oscar statue on the red carpet. Day’s gold metallic dress featured Wang’s classic draping as well as a cutout design, a thigh-high slit and asymmetric straps.
Wang worked with a welder to help design the custom dress, which is made completely out of metallic mesh.

Andra Day at the 2021 Oscars in custom Vera Wang. 
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Day’s gold dress falls in line the Oscars red carpet fashion trend of gold high-fashion looks. Fellow best actress nominee Carey Mulligan wore a Valentino gold sequined bandeau top and matching voluminous skirt from the design house’s spring 2021 couture collection. Double nominee Leslie Odom Jr. also went gold for the 2021 Oscars, wearing a tonal double-breasted suit by Brioni.
Day has consistently worn standout high-fashion looks this award season. She started at the Golden Globes by giving a nod to Holiday’s old Hollywood glamour style in a Chanel couture dress. She went with a more modern look at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards, wearing a

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All the Red Carpet Looks at the 2021 Oscars

The 2021 Oscars brought the return of the in-person red carpet, and with it celebrities came out with an array of standout high-fashion looks.
Nominees and celebrities like Andra Day, Zendaya, Regina King, Carey Mulligan, Leslie Odom Jr., Daniel Kaluuya and many others attended the award ceremony wearing custom, couture or ready-to-wear pieces from the spring 2021 runway.
Day, who is nominated for best actress for her titular role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” wore a custom gold metallic Vera Wang dress that resembled the Oscar statue. Day’s look played into the night’s gold theme, which was also seen on Mulligan in a Valentino spring 2021 couture gold sequined top and skirt and on Odom Jr. in a tonal gold Brioni suit.

Andra Day, Leslie Odom Jr. and Carey Mulligan at the 2021 Oscars. 
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Zendaya also went the custom route for the 2021 Oscars, wearing a neon yellow, cutout dress designed by Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Picciolo. Best actress nominee Vanessa Kirby also wore a custom-made dress for the awards ceremony: a pale pink, cutout Gucci dress with a dramatic train.
Male nominees continued the awards season trend of standout men’s red carpet looks at the 2021 Oscars. The red

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Alber Elbaz Dies at 59

Alber Elbaz, the designer best known for his spectacular rejuvenation of Lanvin from 2001 to 2015, died on Saturday at a Paris hospital. He was 59.
His death, due to COVID-19, was confirmed by Compagnie Financière Richemont, his joint venture partner in AZ Factory, his latest fashion venture.
An ebullient character prized for his couture-like craft, Elbaz took a five-year hiatus after being ousted from Lanvin and just launched AZ Factory, hinged on solutions-driven fashions, entertainment and tech.
While his name was not on the label, the start-up was steeped in Elbaz’s personality, humor, and his inimitable flair for soigné fashions.
“I have lost not only a colleague but a beloved friend,” Richemont founder and chairman Johann Rupert said in a statement, expressing his shock and sadness at Elbaz’s sudden passing.
“Alber had a richly deserved reputation as one of the industry’s brightest and most beloved figures. I was always taken by his intelligence, sensitivity, generosity and unbridled creativity,” Rupert said. “He was a man of exceptional warmth and talent, and his singular vision, sense of beauty and empathy leave an indelible impression.
“It was a great privilege watching Alber in his last endeavor as he worked to realize his dream of ‘smart fashion that cares.’

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