• Fashion for Kids and Teens

    Shein, Zara, and ASOS: Gen Z doesn’t know a world without fast fashion

    Millions of Americans, specifically those born around or after the year 2000, have never inhabited a world without fast fashion. They became shoppers at the height of its boom: Retailers like ASOS drop at least 5,000 new styles a week, and Shein offers 700 to 1,000 new styles daily. And while these young shoppers are increasingly wary of the evils of fast fashion, they have little room to protest. They buy what’s available, and what’s available is generally fast. This pace is a relatively modern innovation. Garment production has quietly accelerated to breakneck speeds over the past three  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    10 homeware picks for a stylish nursery that doesn’t sacrifice functionality

    Collov Home Design The best items to include in your newborn’s room are often small but mighty useful. It’s natural that you want your new arrival to have a room that is just as cute. You’ve spent nine months (probably longer) dreaming of the picture perfect nursery that will house the wee one, all their little outfits and snuggly toys. You want the space to be stylish of course – after all you’ll be spending a lot of sleep-deprived time in there – but it is also worth considering how the space will work practically. Yes, that miniature tepee is  

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    Miss Manners: Bumping up wedding doesn’t require friend’s permission

    Well, I could’ve managed that before learning that I carry the BRCA1 gene, but not now. Due to my diagnosis and my age (late 30s), my oncologist’s recommendation is to get pregnant ASAP if I want a child, which I desperately do. My wonderful boyfriend is 100 percent in with expediting our plans to become engaged, have a small courthouse wedding and start trying for a baby. What am I going to say to this friend who views this as a race to the altar? I want to respect her, but she doesn’t have the biological constraints that I have.  

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  • Party Dresses

    The Eternal Allure Of Ski Chic: The Trend That Doesn’t Date

    “A girl can look sexier in ski clothes than in a bathing suit,” pronounced Fred Picard, the self-styled “international authority on glamour in the snow”, in 1957. Picard was a Swiss designer who moved to the US to open his own ski clothing store in Sun Valley, Idaho – the favoured schussing spot of Clark Gable, Ingrid Bergman and Norma Shearer. A master salesman, he sold skiwear to the US Olympics women’s ski team and Nordic sweaters to “tanned and shapely young women and well-muscled college men”, according to the New York Times. It was not unusual for him  

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    Gwen Stefani said she doesn’t want her wedding to be a ‘COVID situation,’ and inviting ‘just family’ is still too many guests

    Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton performed “Nobody But You” at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Fellow “The Voice” judges and singers Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton announced their engagement at the end of October. Stefani said in a recent episode of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” that she and Shelton have no concrete plans for their wedding, as she wants to wait to be able to safely host her parents at the ceremony. Stefani also told Seacrest that she feels even if the ceremony were to just include family, “it’s still too many people for COVID” — echoing a  

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  • Elegant design

    Alfa Romeo “e-MiTo” Rendered, Italian EV Doesn’t Look Half Bad

    Built from 2008 to 2018 in Turin and named after Milan and Turin, the MiTo is one of the cutest hatchbacks of the previous decade. Not only is it a right-sized car for congested cities, but the elegant design and desirable badge made it a unique proposition in the segment. Alfa Romeo, however, pulled the plug on the MiTo because the subcompact segment was a different playground in 2018 as opposed to 2008. Worse still, European buyers were – and still are – more interested in crossovers and big SUVs. The Italian manufacturer never offered hybrid assistance or an electric  

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