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Dover Street Market reopens and Charles Jeffrey’s new chapter: What’s in fashion?

This week, we’re bringing you a bumper Brit edition, a celebration of the chicest news to emerge from the rainy isles we call home. With just three sleeps to go until our favourite fashion emporiums open their doors again, we’ve got updates on the treats you’ll be met with in-store at Dover Street Market and Browns, the latest on the British Fashion Council’s initiative to distribute community-sourced fabrics to the nation’s budding fashion talent, and a review of London loverboy Charles Jeffrey’s AW21 collection — with a side of some very exciting on the label. We won’t lie; Britain’s felt pretty bleak over the past few months, but in the words of fashion icon Scarlett O’Hara — April 12 is another day! Or something like that. Here’s what’s in fashion.

Givenchy Installation at Dover Street Market London

Image courtesy of Dover Street Market

Dover Street Market disciples, rejoice!


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Woman leaves secret note about cheating boyfriend in bathroom

A woman on TikTok suspected her date may be a cheating boyfriend after she snooped around his bathroom.

The video was uploaded by user Molly Sharpe, who has since made her account private. In the clip, Sharpe explained that she came home with a guy she met at a bar — all while under the impression that he was single. After a few casual meet-ups, Sharpe decided to snoop around his bathroom.

“His roommate is single, and I thought he was, too,” Sharpe posted on TikTok, according to the Daily Dot, “But if this is your man, he’s cheating.”

Sharpe films the guy’s bathroom and zooms in on a pile of hair ties, makeup remover wipes and a full cosmetics bag of makeup brushes. Sharpe added that if the guy she was seeing did have a serious girlfriend, then she didn’t want that woman to find out

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Shop the best spring deals

Sephora’s Spring Saving event runs through April 19, offering shoppers deals across thousands of beauty products, both online and in stores nationwide. The sale is open to Sephora Beauty Insiders, the retailer’s free membership reward program that has three tiers: Rouge, VIB and Insider. However, your Beauty Insider status determines both your sale start date and discount during the Spring Saving event.

  • Now through April 19: Rouge members must spend $1,000 per year at Sephora to earn 20 percent off during the sale.
  • April 13 to April 19: VIB members must spend $350 per year at Sephora to earn 15 percent off.
  • April 15 to April 19: Insider members have no minimum purchase requirement to earn 10 percent off.

Activating your savings is simple: After signing up for a Beauty Insider reward membership, log into your account and enter code OMGSpring at checkout.


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Pandemic lends modern twist to French vintage fashion sales

PARIS (Reuters) – In Artcurial’s auction house overlooking the shuttered boutiques of the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, vintage fashion expert Clara Vivien is overseeing the sale of hundreds of Chanel jackets, shoes and jewelled accessories – all online.

Paris may be the world’s fashion capital, but a third COVID-19 lockdown is once again sending lovers of luxury who have time to spare and money to spend on to their screens in search of a the next vintage Chanel dress or Hermes handbag.

Vintage was already enjoying a revival, Vivien said, driven by a growing discomfort with “fast fashion” among consumers and increasing environmental awareness. But the pandemic shifted more of it online.

“Vintage is exploding on the second-hand market,” Vivien said. “People can’t walk into boutiques and so shop at online auctions.”

Handbags sell particularly well. “People who bought a Chanel or a Hermes bag today delight in the

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Tucker’s efforts to annex area near Northlake Mall, remove term limits stall out

Tucker Mayor Frank Auman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he was surprised neither piece of legislation gained traction. He added that the DeKalb delegations know what the city wants and encourages them to revisit both ideas next legislative session.


Since Tucker was chartered in 2015, the city has annexed properties, but it’s always done so based on public participation — not legislative approval.

In February, the city passed a resolution to ask the Legislature to annex 22 parcels to help alleviate service issues, such as land planning and roadway maintenance.

“It’s a real problem to get service delivery in there, which is really what cities are for, right,” Auman said.

Tucker is asking state leaders to allow the city to annex the area of unincorporated DeKalb that is colored orange on this map. The area is nearly surrounded by Tucker's current city limits.

Tucker is asking state leaders to allow the city to annex the area of unincorporated DeKalb that is colored orange on this map. The area is nearly surrounded by Tucker’s current city limits.

Credit: City of Tucker

Credit: City

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Polish teen’s fake beauty site helps lockdown abuse victims

Worried about reports of rising domestic violence during lockdown, Polish teen Krysia Paszko set up a website purporting to be a cosmetics shop that actually offers victims covert help.

“I was inspired by this French idea, where by going to the pharmacy and asking for the number 19 mask, you could signal that you were a victim of abuse,” the Warsaw high school student told AFP.

The 18-year-old decided that Poland could also use some kind of code during the pandemic, when families have been cooped up together under stress, with less privacy and more abuse.

During the first lockdown that began in March last year, the Centre for Women’s Rights, a Polish NGO, observed a 50-percent increase in calls to its domestic violence hotline.

The World Health Organization also reported a surge in Europe.

Paszko created the Facebook page Rumianki i Bratki (Chamomiles and Pansies) in April 2020.


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