Shirley P. Olin

Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, and mittens

Second husband Doug Emhoff, Vice-President Kamala Harris, First Lady Jill Biden, and President Joe Biden wave to the crowd
Second husband Doug Emhoff, Vice-President Kamala Harris, First Lady Jill Biden, and President Joe Biden wave to the crowd

Politicians in pearls, the colour purple and warm woollen mittens – these are just a few of Washington’s favourite things from the 2021 Inauguration.

With America’s leaders in the spotlight on the inauguration – and world – stage, sometimes what they wear can say more than their speeches.

DC-based fashion consultant Lauren Rothman says Americans have always taken an interest in what political leaders don for inaugural celebrations. And in 2021, with an ongoing pandemic and economic crisis as well as the swearing-in of the first female vice-president, things feel “even more loaded”.

It’s all about optics for the politically fashion-minded, says Ms Rothman, who helps style politicians for events including inaugurations past.

So let’s see how outspoken this year’s inauguration crowd really was, from the Bidens to Bernie Sanders –

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When it comes to the White House, fashion goes beyond looks.  

“As First Lady, I was slowly watching myself being exposed to the world,” Michelle Obama recalled in her 2020 Netflix documentary, Becoming. “I had to become more strategic in how I presented myself because it had the potential of defining me for the rest of my life.”

“Fashion for a woman still predominates how people view you and that’s not fair, that’s not right, but it’s true,” she pointed out. “That’s when fashion isn’t just fashion. It’s how do you turn it into your tool rather [than] being a victim of it.”

Indeed, before the country’s leaders—particularly women—open their mouth to speak, their clothing has already spoken for them. And, while it can often seem superficial or trivial, fashion can be a powerful, advantageous force in the White House if

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Stylist Brad Goreski Reveals His Predictions for a New Era Fashion – E! Online

“There’s a lot of bright colors,” he shares, before adding his other predictions, “There’s another big push for florals again this year. Everything from very feminine day dresses to athleisure, like all floral sweat suits. The bold shoulder is definitely here to stay, which is great for the Zoom culture we’re living in right now.”

“Pastels are also super big,” he continues, “I like all the pale pink, pale lavender, pale greens, pale yellows, there’s something super romantic about those. Tie dye is definitely here to stay as well and I’m also loving the patchwork trend—whether it’s a patchwork suede bag or boot.”

In fact, Brad jokes he’s ready to fill up his closet with some new items this season. He confesses, “I’ve got a pastel lavender suit in my shopping cart right now that I’m going to check out.”

Luckily, he’s partnered with Capital One Shopping, which makes that

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Computer basics: The Internal components of a computer

There are four main functions that all computer systems perform; storing data, imputing data, processing data and outputting the results. External and internal hardware coordinate and communicate with each other to enable a computer system to perform these functions optimally. Internal hardware allows the system to process and store data as well as to communicate with external devices. This article goes through the internal components of a computer. 

The major’s internals components of a computer include:

  • Main memory 
  • Processor
  • Buses
  • Input/output controllers 
  1. The Main memory
    The processor can directly access the main memory. It is made up of memory locations in which data or instructions’ are stored in binary sequences. Each memory location contains a physical address; this is a number that helps in accessing the content of the memory location and also to locate it. There are two major types of main memory the non-volatile memory and the volatile
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6 Winter Design Trends That Make Us Actually Glad To Be Stuck Inside

As relieved as we were to close the book on 2020, the cold, hard truth is that we’re still in the middle of the Northern Hemisphere’s gloomiest season—where the days are short, the nights are long, and we’re stuck at home because of the global pandemic that continues to rage outside.

We know it’s enough to make you lose your mind. But we’re here to give you some reasons to actually be glad you’re cooped up indoors. (OK—that might be overstating it, but we’re trying to look on the bright side in 2021.)

We’ve polled the pros to bring you this winter’s hottest design trends. From old to bold, these looks are sure to provide inspiration for you to spruce up your space and—dare we say—actually enjoy the next few months inside. Without further ado, here are the season’s biggest trends, plus insider tips on how to create the look

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How Pomelo and Grab created their own streetwear cred

Fashion platform Pomelo and super app Grab joined forces in 2020 to produce limited-edition fashion merchandise as both brands look to provide new experiences for their consumers. Marketing leads from both brands take The Drum under the hood of their partnership.

Thailand-based Pomelo is always keen to partner with brands on initiatives that will make an impact, Jean Thomas, the chief marketing officer at Pomelo explains to The Drum. That is why the platform collaborated with Grab to create this collection to bring its customers and fans “an unexpected surprise”, pushing the boundaries of what a fashion collaboration can be.

“The Pomelo x Grab collection also provides our customers with the opportunity to celebrate Grab’s drivers and delivery riders, who were at the forefront of the pandemic, ensuring consumers still had access to essential goods during these challenging times,” he adds.

Cheryl Goh, group vice president of marketing at Grab

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