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Vogue China Founding Editor Angelica Cheung Joins Sequoia Capital


3 ‘Strong Buy’ Stocks With 8% Dividend Yield

Let’s talk portfolio defense. After last week’s social flash mob market manipulation, that’s a topic that should not be ignored. Now, this is not to say that the markets are collapsing. After 2% losses to close out last week’s Friday session, this week’s trading kicked off with a positive tone, as the S&P 500 rose 1.5% and the Nasdaq climbed 2.5%. The underlying bullish factors – a more stable political scene, steadily progressing COVID vaccination programs – are still in play, even if they are not quite as strong as investors had hoped. While increased volatility could stay with us for a while, it’s time to consider defensive stocks. And that will bring us to dividends. By providing a steady income stream, no matter what the market conditions, a reliable dividend stock provides a pad for your investment portfolio when the

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Kamala Harris elevates black designers on world stage

<span>Photograph: Melina Mara/AP</span>
Photograph: Melina Mara/AP

In a year where the global fashion industry has faced its biggest ever racial reckoning Kamala Harris, the first black and south Asian vice-president, has elevated the names of black designers by wearing their clothes on the biggest public stage possible.

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By wearing fashion labels Pyer Moss, Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson during last week’s inauguration events, Harris was aligning the new administration’s commitment to diversity with the fashion industry’s attempt to move past systemic, historic racism into a new era. A new era where designers of color get the same opportunities that their white counterparts have had for years.

“When it comes to inauguration events, black designers have been almost exclusively absent,” said the author Ronda Racha Penrice, “so it was nice to discover that the fabulous outfits [were] created by black designers.”

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Kamala Harris, Dr. Jill Biden, and the Politics of Dressing

Photo credit: Getty Images/Ingrid Frahm
Photo credit: Getty Images/Ingrid Frahm

From Harper’s BAZAAR

There is great power in fashion—when it is used with intent. This is perhaps most evident on those world stages when everyone is watching: a glitzy red carpet, a designer runway, a historic inauguration.

Due to the pandemic, though, we haven’t had much in the way of fashion on a big stage. Red carpets have been mostly canceled; live runway shows are staged without crowds, filmed, and consumed virtually. But last week, during the inauguration, we got a proper show: A symbolic, patriotic parade of well-tailored coats, eggplant hues (a color to symbolizes unity), monochromatic ensembles, and, most affectingly, the reemergence of the kind of thoughtful styling choices that lift up and celebrate emerging American design talent.

In her time in the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama championed young, diverse American designers, making each brand a household name with a single

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‘Throwaway fashion is the worst imaginable concept’

Three looks from Armani Priv&#xe9; spring/summer 2021
Three looks from Armani Privé spring/summer 2021

The Giorgio Armani Privé show at Paris Haute Couture fashion week in January is usually a big Oscar-watch moment. The starlets on the front row (or their stylist representatives, who have now become big names in their own right) often indicate who might choose the label for the most high-stakes red carpet of the year and amidst the dozens of looks shown, a handful will next be seen on the likes of Nicole Kidman or Cate Blanchett parading in front of the flashbulbs at the Dolby Theatre.

Alas, this year the Academy Awards have been pushed back until April, but it’s certainly lovely to imagine what a fashion feast they might be for our loungewear-overdosed eyes. Especially if Mr Armani has anything to do with it. The couture collection he unveiled on Tuesday evening, in his Palazzo Orsini atelier in Milan rather

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Watch Chanel Model Bride Ride Down the Runway (on a White Horse!) in a Regal Wedding Dress


The fashion industry has come to expect a spectacle during the finale of Chanel Haute Couture shows, with the late Karl Lagerfeld sending a supermodel (or two) down the runway in extravagant wedding gowns year after year — and Tuesday’s Spring/Summer 2021 show was no different.

During the intimate Paris Fashion Week event, Virginie Viard — who took over as creative director of Chanel after Lagerfeld died in 2019 — introduced this year’s bride (Lola Nicon) on a majestic white horse.

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The model donned a satin wedding gown embroidered with rhinestone-and-pearl butterflies and a tulle veil as she rode side-saddle down the runway accompanied by a horse trainer.

Speaking with Vogue, Viard said the look was, “a little bit like something seen in the old pictures—ivory satin, embroidery, and

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Amanda Gorman signs modeling contract after star turn at inauguration


Here’s what we know about the COVID vaccine so far

As we approach the one year mark of the COVID pandemic and witness record-breaking surges of infections throughout the country, news of the COVID vaccine availability is beyond welcome. When the vaccine first became available, UK ICU physician, Dr. Matthew Morgan, described it best when he compared the period of time to the duration of a full-term pregnancy. “You know, it’s been an odd mood in many ways. It’s kind of a combination of feeling proud, hopeful, but also realistic. And I say proud because it was 38 weeks to the day that we admitted the first critically ill patient with COVID to our ICU. And it’s remarkable to think that in less than the duration of a pregnancy, 38 weeks, we now have gone from that to actually having a vaccine. And that’s a remarkable achievement for science,

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