Maybelle D. Payne

Trump invokes emergency authority, no new cases in Wuhan

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump invoked emergency authority to marshal industry to fight the coronavirus, as the economic fallout from the pandemic mounted Wednesday with major U.S. auto manufacturers saying they are shutting down their North American factories.

The announcements came hours before China said the former virus epicenter of Wuhan and its surrounding province had reported no new cases, a dramatic development in the city overwhelmed by thousands of new patients each day when the outbreak was peaking there last month.

On a day of head-spinning developments:

— Stocks tumbled again on Wall Street on fears of a prolonged recession, falling so fast they triggered another automatic trading halt. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed more than 1,300 points, or over 6%, and has now lost nearly all of the big gains it had posted since Trump’s inauguration. Oil dropped below $21 per barrel for the first time

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Miami’s historic downtown jewelry district is getting a new showcase

South Florida’s jewelers are getting a new showcase. The Metro Mall Miami is expected to open in downtown by June 2021.

A year after purchasing the 104-year-old building for $15 million, Yair Levy, a New York investor and leader of the family-owned business Time Century Holdings, has revealed plans to reopen with four floors of showrooms for retailers and wholesalers and another four floors of offices at 1 NE First Street. It sits just steps away from The Seybold Jewelry Building, long the beacon of Miami’s wholesale jewelry trade.

About 30% of the Metro Mall building’s 100,000 square feet of retail space has been leased, with letters of intent coming from a variety of jewelers, said Time Century Holdings Managing Director Dan Deutsch.

Miami architect Kobi Karp is redesigning the building interiors.

“We have already signed leases with high-profile jewelry stores who realized they and their customers deserve better,” said

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This North Face Jacket Is Winter’s Most Popular Product

By now, it’s no secret that the North Face Nuptse coat is one of fashion’s most popular winter staples. This season alone, the puffer jacket, which was first introduced in the ’90s, has been spotted on Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid, among many others. That, and it was revised for two popular designer collaborations, with Gucci and MM6 Maison Margiela — the former appearing on J.Lo, Jodie Turner-Smith, and A$AP Rocky; the latter endorsed by Hadid and Hailey Bieber. But while the popularity of the jacket has long been public knowledge, now, it has officially become the “hottest product in the world.”

According to fashion search engine Lyst’s Q4 Index, a data-driven report based on the shopping habits of more than 100 million people, both the women’s and men’s versions of the North Face signature were the top products on the site. This finding was based

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Inside the Career of Dior’s New Makeup Ambassador Sam Visser

Sam Visser has quickly risen through the ranks of beauty stardom. From launching his career at age 12 on the set of a David LaChapelle shoot to now, as a go-to collaborator of Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber, the 20-year-old makeup artist has, by all accounts, become a next-generation star. He comes armed with a vast and passionate knowledge of what and who came before him as he decorates the faces of beauty’s biggest thrill-seekers.

“It’s fun when somebody gets pushed out of their comfort zone and they are willing to try something they’ve never tried before or step into a character they didn’t even know was inside of them,” explains Visser, who traverses the worlds of celebrity beauty and editorial (with a capital E!) to disruptive effect, whether he’s turning Hadid into a real-life Roy Lichtenstein or etching a leopard-print smoky eye on Euphoria star Alexa Demie. “Exploring

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5 creatives making knitwear that’ll brighten up your winter

If the icy cold weather, or indeed Bernie’s mittens, have stirred something within you and inspired a sudden urge to invest in knitwear, well, same. While the inauguration’s fashion icon went for a traditional brown and cream pair of Fair Isle gloves — hand knitted by a local teacher from repurposed wool, no less — we’re after something a little more fun, something colourful, something to lift the spirits even more than the adorable image of a cosy US senator transposed into tens of thousands of amusing situations. A hard task.

Breaking tradition, the designs we’ve selected are not by recent graduates. Their creators didn’t all study at top fashion colleges. Instead, the five individuals are united by a DIY approach to knitwear that shines through in the at-times imperfect, playful pieces they dream up. In fact, many of these multitasking multi-hyphenates work predominantly in other areas of the

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Fashion Designers, Listen Up! Jimmy Choo Is Opening A Fashion Academy In London Soon

Jimmy Choo in a suit standing in front of a door: Fashion Designers, Listen Up! Jimmy Choo Is Opening A Fashion Academy In London Soon

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Fashion Designers, Listen Up! Jimmy Choo Is Opening A Fashion Academy In London Soon

Mention Jimmy Choo, and most people instantly think of luxurious, beautifully designed high-heeled shoes. 

The man behind the world-renowned brand is now hoping to teach budding designers the trade.


Well, it’s going to be through his brand new fashion academy located at Mayfair in London. 

a city street with cars parked on the side of a building: Right in the heart of the fashion capital.

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Right in the heart of the fashion capital.

“The Academy has been years in planning, so we are delighted to be opening its doors this September,” said Datuk Professor Jimmy Choo in a statement.

“London is a global fashion hub and has created many of the world’s most exciting and ground-breaking designers.

“Rarely though do these designers leave higher education armed with the combined knowledge, skills and resources needed to create, launch and build brands successfully on the global stage.

“The Academy

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