Day: February 23, 2021

Trust Me, These Are the 5 London Fashion Week Trends We’ll Actually Wear

Over the past five days British brands have been showcasing their autumn winter 2021 collections as part of this season’s digital-only London Fashion Week. It looks a little different than usual—there’s no spectacular venues, no street style, no audiences whatsoever—however this does mean that the focus is solely on the clothes and creativity. There is certainly no shortage of creative imagination in this city of ours. If I was to sum up the season in one collective theme it would be ‘all of the clothes we haven’t been able to wear for the past twelve months.’ Think ball gowns, sequins, feathers, wildly impractical boots and skirt suits. These are outfits designed for a post-lockdown London knees-up—and I for one couldn’t be more excited.

While many of us won’t be wearing the tulle gowns and sequin mermaid dresses, there are some items that I am certain will translate into our wardrobes

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Events canceled because of COVID hurt Beverly businesses

For the past three years Curtis Barfield operated Benny’s Beauty Supply in Beverly, but the store is set to close this weekend, in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am closing the business for a couple of reasons and the pandemic is one of them. My store was damaged from the looting that took place last year,” said Barfield, co-owner of the store. “The store was also closed for three months (last year) since it was not deemed an essential business.” The shutdowns and the fear of another lockdown is the main reason he is closing.

The small, Black-owned store at 11109 S. Western Ave. has two employees. Before the COVID shut-down order there were seven, Barfield said. His business got a $10,500 federal loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help with payroll. Barfield said he pays $2,250 per month in rent for the store and

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Dale Earnhardt: How business savvy built marketing empire

NBC Sports will take a look at the life, legacy and long-lasting impact of Dale Earnhardt who died 20 years ago this week on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, 2001. This is the third chapter in an oral history series that remembers “The Intimidator” though the voices of those who knew the seven-time Cup Series champion who remains one of the biggest icons in NASCAR history.

Adjacent to the “deerhead shop” – an aluminum-sided inner sanctum of race cars surrounded by its owner’s trophy hunting-covered walls – Dale Earnhardt’s business empire started at a square maroon desk.

When Don Hawk joined Dale Earnhardt Inc in 1993 to help manage the appearances, branding and commercial opportunities for the seven-time NASCAR champion, his office primarily was in a converted brick farmhouse on Earnhardt’s sprawling property in Mooresville, North Carolina.

It’s where many major decisions were

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Ex-FIT dean says school made her scapegoat in ‘racist’ scandal

An ex-dean of the Fashion Institute of Technology claims that she was made to be a scapegoat in a school scandal after a black model came forward with accusations that a school runway show was racist, new court papers show.

Ousted dean Dr. Mary Davis filed a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit Friday alleging that FIT President Joyce Brown threw her under the bus and defamed her days after The Post revealed that black model Amy Lefevre was allegedly pressured to wear oversized “monkey ears”, red lips and bushy eyebrows that were “clearly racist” — though Lefevre ultimately walked the runway without them.

On Feb. 21, 2020, Brown announced she was placing Davis and MFA Fashion Design Department chair Jonathan Farmer on leave while they investigated the incident.

Brown said in the same statement that “those in charge of and responsible for overseeing the show failed to recognize or anticipate the

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Vintage images of Disney parks from times gone by


From Florida to Paris, Disney’s larger-than-life theme parks attract millions of visitors each year. And, with the oldest park dating back to the 1950s, these whimsical worlds have changed considerably over the decades. Through 37 nostalgic photos, we take a look at the Disney of yesteryear.



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By the early 1950s, Walt Disney had already achieved immense success as an animator – but he wasn’t one to rest on his laurels. Inspired by his own visits to amusement spots around the world, he conceived of the grandaddy of all theme parks – a magical place that would enchant both adults and kids alike. In this Fifties shot, he’s seen explaining sketches of what would become Disneyland California.

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5 reasons to purchase a flat cap

Flat caps have been around for centuries. Thanks to its long history in England and Ireland, the flat cap has gained the status of a cultural icon in these countries. Throughout their history, flat caps had peaks and lows in their popularity. Recently, they are back in style, mainly thanks to the popular TV show Peaky Blinders. But the fact that they are trendy again is not the only reason why you should buy them. There are many cool things about the flat cap that makes it such an appealing headwear option. 

Suitable for all types of faces

The most important reason is that flat caps can suit all face types. The most popular styles of flat caps are the ivy flat cap and the newsboy hat. The main difference between them is that the ivy flat cap has a lean body and a short and stiff brim, while … Read More