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Rihanna recap of the 2016 MTV VMAs: A lot of labels on display - but not hers

With so much style worth profiling on the way into Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, we never got around to focusing on what was being worn (or not worn) by the folks inside Madison Square Garden – particularly Rihanna, whose multiple performances as well as being honored with the Video Vanguard...

  • French burkini ban puzzles, upsets Muslim fashion designers

    French burkini ban puzzles, upsets Muslim fashion designers

    Puzzled — and upset. That’s how some women working in the Islamic fashion industry view the furor in France over burkinis, the body-concealing swimsuit that has been banned in a growing number of seaside towns. “I am quite upset to say the least. Wearing a burkini is not a political statement,...

  • Jenna Dewan Tatum is the new face - and body - of the Danskin brand

    Jenna Dewan Tatum is the new face - and body - of the Danskin brand

    Danskin has decided to step it up by signing actress and dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum as its latest spokeswoman. The 125-year-old dance label, owned by Iconix Brand Group Inc. since 2007, is in the midst of a brand reimagining that couldn’t come at a better time. Women’s brands account for 40 percent...

  • Michelle Obama choose a Jonathan Simkhai dress for Variety cover shoot

    Michelle Obama choose a Jonathan Simkhai dress for Variety cover shoot

    Jonathan Simkhai’s signature fit-and-flare macramé lace dresses have gained a new fan. First Lady Michelle Obama, who graces the cover of the Aug. 23 issue of Variety on newsstands yesterday, wore a custom-fit style from Simkhai’s pre-fall collection for the magazine’s cover shoot, photographed...

  • Stampd throws a Hollywood Hills house party to celebrate its latest Puma collaboration

    Stampd throws a Hollywood Hills house party to celebrate its latest Puma collaboration

    Given designer and 2016 CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Chris Stamp’s mantra “Made to Make It” — which glows in neon on the wall of his La Brea Boulevard boutique — it’s hard to think of a more appropriate setting than a Ciroc- and Red Bull-fueled house party in an $18.5-million Hollywood Hills...

  • New Burberry fragrance campaign stars actress Lily James

    New Burberry fragrance campaign stars actress Lily James

    Burberry has recruited British actress Lily James to help it get in touch with its social side for the launch of My Burberry Black parfum, a more intense formulation than last year’s My Burberry fragrance, which was inspired by the black Burberry Heritage trenchcoat. The My Burberry Black television...

  • Speedo, Ralph Lauren among sponsors dropping Ryan Lochte

    Speedo, Ralph Lauren among sponsors dropping Ryan Lochte

    Two days after Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized to NBC’s Matt Lauer, Speedo USA announced it has ended its sponsorship of Lochte. In addition, Ralph Lauren said in a statement Monday, “Ralph Lauren continues to proudly sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes...

  • Objects Without Meaning opens a pop-up shop in the DTLA Arts District

    Objects Without Meaning opens a pop-up shop in the DTLA Arts District

    Momentum around the Los Angeles Arts District’s development aligned well with designer Alexandra Michelle’s desire to grow her five-year-old women’s line as she further develops her distribution strategy. Her recently opened pop-up store will test company-owned retail for the designer. The gallerylike...

  • From halfpipes to Halfpops, business ventures are sizzling with synergy for this Olympian

    From halfpipes to Halfpops, business ventures are sizzling with synergy for this Olympian

    Ongoing endorsement deals with snowboarding apparel brand Burton and sunglasses maker Oakley (to name just two) and a new exclusive-to-Macy’s clothing line aren’t all that the “Shauntrepreneur” has in the works. Here are a few of the other business ventures in which Olympic gold medalist and Los...

  • Scott Eastwood reveals his go-to fashion labels, his favorite grooming products — and his undies

    Scott Eastwood reveals his go-to fashion labels, his favorite grooming products — and his undies

    Despite being hungry and packed into a tiny $199-a-night room in the modest Ocean Beach Hotel in San Diego with a hovering commercial agent, multiple publicists, a stylist and the rest of his power posse, Scott Eastwood breaks out a relaxed grin and extends his arm in a welcoming handshake. Like...

  • Insect-inspired jewelry puts the bug in the spotlight

    Insect-inspired jewelry puts the bug in the spotlight

    Butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, beetles, ants, scorpions, wasps and a slew of other multi-legged and winged creatures are in the spotlight thanks to several new and recently introduced jewelry styles. Insects are turning up in statement pieces from Gucci, which is all about the bees, as...

  • Which 2016 Rio Olympic athletes could win fashion and beauty deals?

    Which 2016 Rio Olympic athletes could win fashion and beauty deals?

    Every four years, the Olympics herald a major opportunity for competing athletes: the glory of victory, the agony of defeat and the promise of payday. Along with millions of people around the world, marketers are tracking the performances at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro to see who could shine...

  • Ryan Lochte keeps sponsors for the time being

    Ryan Lochte keeps sponsors for the time being

    Ryan Lochte may have hightailed it out of Rio de Janeiro in the wake of his much-disputed tale of being a victim of an armed robbery, but his sponsors haven’t abandoned the 12-time Olympic medalist. A Speedo spokesman confirmed Thursday that the now-notorious swimmer continues to be sponsored by...

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