What Happened at New York’s First Pandemic Fashion Show?

Jason Wu tests out the runway’s new normal. By Jessica Testa Jason Wu said he was feeling Zen, swiveling in an office chair in his studio near Penn Station. It was Saturday afternoon, the day before his runway show, and he was surrounded by his design team and stylists, fitting models in outfits from his spring 2021 collection. The clothes […]

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The Life List: What to pack for your next Singapoliday staycation

SINGAPORE – By now you should be resigned to the fact that a night in a hotel here is the closest you can get to a holiday for the rest of this year. Packing an overnight bag may not be as exciting or challenging as packing a suitcase but at least, you will still feel that you are hightailing it […]

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Guitars Are Back, Baby!

Painted by some as a boomer relic just years ago, the guitar is seeing a revival that may just extend past the stress-purchase quarantine bounce. The British guitar player Eric Clapton on stage in Boston, Mass. in 1974.Credit…Fin Costello/Redferns, via Getty Images Supported by By Alex Williams Not so long ago, things didn’t look so great for the guitar, that […]

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Capri, a Getaway for the Rich and Famous, Misses Its Americans

Visitors from the United States make up the largest share of foreign tourists on the Italian island, and this year their absence is denting local businesses. By Valeriya Safronova CAPRI, Italy — On a sweltering Monday morning in August, half an hour before a ferry to Capri was scheduled to depart from a harbor in Naples, dozens of sweating people […]

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Louis Vuitton brings world's second largest rough diamond to Singapore

SINGAPORE – The world’s second largest rough diamond has found its way to Singapore’s shores. Roughly the size of a tennis ball, the 1,758-carat diamond that was purchased by Louis Vuitton and unveiled in January is now being showcased to interested buyers until Tuesday. Named Sewelo, which means “rare find” in the Setswana language, it was discovered in April last […]

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Blackpink's Rose stirs up storm of interest in YSL

SEOUL • It has been a month since South Korean K-pop girl group Blackpink’s Rose debuted as the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s new global campaign, and her star power is already shining bright on the Parisian fashion house, reports South Korean pop culture website, Koreaboo. According to shopping data from iPrice Group, an online shopping aggregator based in Malaysia, […]

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Local studios, gyms offering new outdoor fitness calsses in Sculpture Park

In August, the city of Denver will leverage the benefit of outdoor spaces for a new exercise series in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The city has partnered with 10 local fitness studios — Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Barre3, BLOCK21, CM Dance, Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement, Hot Mamas, Lunar Vibrations, Bodies by Perseverance, Endorphin and Palango! […]

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The great retail migration

Moving online is the new frontier for brands and businesses and the debilitating impact of Covid-19 has made the process only more urgent. Amid news of major retail closures around the world, department stores, malls and other traditional retailers have been criticised for being slow or clumsy to adapt digitally. This, however, is changing. In the past few months, players […]

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Denver's yoga scene faces reckoning with diversity, racism — The Know

“Close your eyes. Picture yourself walking into a place in Five Points, surrounded by all Black bodies. How would you feel?” Ali Duncan is a Denver-based yoga practitioner and wellness studio owner, and when she says these words to white students, she notices something. “They all tense up,” Duncan said of the bodies she works with to heal racism. But […]

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Fashion's newest accessory: ST puts stylish fabric face masks to the test

SINGAPORE – Fashion designers across the board are in agreement – fabric masks are the new statement accessory. Apart from off-the-shelf offerings, many designers, retail brands and tailors have also pivoted to making masks to keep their businesses afloat and sewers employed. The past few months have seen a variety of fabric masks flooding the market – from plain to […]

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