Month: February 2021

15 Shows to Watch During NYFW Fall 2021

When New York Fashion Week rolled around last September, it faced huge questions about how it would function during a global pandemic. The fashion industry was dealing with multiple unforeseen challenges: halted production, closed stores, widespread job loss, consumers who were distracted by the news and hesitant or unable to spend money. Still, most brands found a way to present their collections without in-person shows, and the result was, in a way, the most democratic Fashion Week ever: Anyone could tune in from home.

This season, not much has changed. For the fall 2021 New York shows, which officially kick off Sunday, February 14, brands will stream virtual presentations ranging from traditional catwalks to mini-documentaries and kooky escapist shorts meant to be shared on social media. There’s also some depth in the mix, with discussions about racial equity, inclusion, and politics in fashion. Below, a list 15 things we’re

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Unsun Cosmetics Chosen to Share Its Brand Story With Millions on QVC, HSN, and Zulily During Black History Month

CALABASAS, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 9, 2021 / Unsun Cosmetics has been selected for Qurate Retail Group’s Small Business Spotlight, a collaboration with the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation to strengthen diverse small businesses through increased exposure and various other pro bono in-kind services. The program, which will run throughout 2021, builds on Qurate Retail Group’s longstanding foundation of supporting small businesses and reflects the company’s and NRF Foundation’s commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented groups.

Qurate Retail Group, a multiplatform retailer that includes QVC, HSN, Zulily, and several other brands, is using its production resources, television broadcasts, and digital platforms to help Unsun Cosmetics share its story with millions of consumers nationwide. Unsun Cosmetics’ story began appearing on QVC’s and HSN’s websites and social pages in early 2021 and the company will be highlighted on air on Feb. 12, 2021, at 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET on

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The Best Makeup Sponges for a Flawless Look

Makeup Sponges on Marble Countertop

Makeup Sponges on Marble Countertop

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Behind every enviable complexion is a makeup sponge that’s getting the job done. And, before you think this is one for the kids, we encourage you to give it a try. For camouflaging fine lines, and feigning that youthful glow, there’s nothing quite like a makeup blending sponge. The Original Beauty Blender sets the standard in beauty sponges and is an absolute no-brainer if money is no object. If you’re looking for more precise application for concealer or tight areas around the nose or lips, try a makeup sponge for concealer.

Before you get started, read the instructions on the best way to use your new makeup sponge. Most sponges will need to be moistened with the excess water squeezed out before using with makeup. They will likely expand once wet, though it should shrink back down once dry.

Because makeup sponges absorb

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Mindy Kaling Owns Troll Who Used GIF of ‘Office’ Episode

In true “Office” fashion, Mindy Kaling had the last laugh when a Twitter user tried to troll her while expressing his dislike for her involvement in HBO Max’s new “Scooby Doo” series.

“Starring Mindy Kaling?” the troll wrote in response to news of the project — an adult live action animated prequel focused on Velma Dinkley, who Kaling will voice. Trying to be clever about his feelings, he added a popular gif from “The Office” that shows Michael Scott yelling “NOOOO.”

But he apparently wasn’t clever enough, and he definitely didn’t have enough knowledge of the hit sitcom. Because Kaling quickly turned the tables on him, putting his tweet on blast by replying “I wrote the episode of The Office this gif is from.”

What a perfect mic drop.

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Employers, Designers Need to Make More Room for Modest Dressing

LONDON — Increasing numbers of women worldwide are dressing modestly — for religious, personal or professional reasons — and employers, schools and governments need to recognize those trends, and support women in their choices.

Companies should start incorporating different religious requirements into their business plans and expand their notion of appropriate workwear to more “religious or ethnic fashion” styles, according to a new study by London College of Fashion and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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The study aims to highlight “the breadth and diversity” of women wearing modest fashion. It urges the fashion industry to pay more attention to women’s needs, and wants places of work and study to expand their understanding of what an “appropriate” dress code entails.

Women who worked at U.K. faith-based organizations were interviewed as part of the study, as were women who worked in Saudi Arabia, where they are required to

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Rihanna’s pressing pause on Fenty fashion

Fenty, under the leadership of its savant Creative Director Rihanna, has in its three year lifespan become an absolute powerhouse. From leading diversity in the world of cosmetics with Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin, to revolutionising runway presentations with Savage X Fenty lingerie, Rihanna made the rest of the industry take a long, hard look at itself. Expanding further into fashion with a ready-to-wear line in 2019, Fenty made history as the first LVMH-backed fashion venture led by a woman of colour. However, in a statement to WWD today, Rihanna and LVMH have announced that Fenty — in fashion form, at least — will be closing its doors for the foreseeable future. 

“Rihanna and LVMH have jointly made the decision to put on hold the RTW activity, based in Europe, pending better conditions,” the statement said. Although specific reasons have not been detailed, the current coronavirus pandemic

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