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Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82. A family member confirmed the news to ABC Monday evening. The cause of death wasn't immediately made public, though de la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and had been battling it since. In an interview at New ...

Taupe and Change? Hilarious Twitter reactions to Obama's tan suit

Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion choice were less than fashionable. Many tweets poked fun at slogans that ...

Kate Upton named Model of the Year for 2013

Kicking off New York Fashion Week, model and soon-to-be actress Kate Upton has been named 2013’s Model of the Year. Upton’s career has been in full swing since she first appeared in Sports Illustrated in 2011. She is the first supermodel since Tyra Banks to grace the magazine’s annual swimsuit ...

This undated image released by Ferragamo shows a close up image of a Ferragamo Varina shoe in black, worn by Alexandra Richards. (AP Photo/Ferragamo)

Ferragamo updates classic shoe with chic, unstuffy attitude

NEW YORK — When Salvatore Ferragamo wanted to reboot its classic Vara shoe style, it turned to young tastemakers and asked them to put their spin on it. The shoes, with their signature grosgrain bow, gold hardware and midheight heel, ended up similar to the original; it’s the attitude they’re ...

This tote comes in solid colors ($78) or this updated version with graphic stripes for $88. Available at C. Wonder in Lenox Square or online at www.cwonder.com.

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A GIFT FROM GRASSE Give mom the gift of fragrance from the fragrance capital of the world. L’Occitane’s new luxury fragrance collection from Grasse features four scents with corresponding body lotions, shower gels and soaps. The scents include Jasmin & Bergamote, Magnolia & Mure, Vanilla & Narcisse and the unisex, ...

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BRIGHTER MAKEUP BAGS Brighten up your makeup-on-the-go routine with cosmetic bags from Sonia Kashuk. The four new color patterns — floral, tribal, dots and yarn — come in a budget-friendly styles ranging from a $7 Soft Cosmetics Case to the $40 Travel Duffel. There is also a Valet ($30), Ultimate ...

This product image released by J.C. Penney shows a strapless drop-waist dress from Pearl by Georgina Chapman of Marchesa. Chapman, designer of red-carpet favorite Marchesa, is now offering a significantly less expensive version of her party looks at J.C. Penney under the Pearl label. (AP Photo/J.C. Penney)

Prom fashion turns into red carpet moment

You might as well roll out the red carpet in front of the school gymnasium or hotel ballroom and line it with parental paparazzi: Prom season provides many girls a chance to have their moment in the spotlight. It’s likely that this year’s parade of fashions will include a few ...

Sweet tea candle.

Southern made

Favorites include vintage-inspired jewelry and candles, plus eco-chic clutches for modern moms.Lace upCharleston, S.C., metalsmith Gabrielle Bratton draws inspiration for her jewelry line from vintage and antique lace. The University of Georgia grad designs her pieces in the tradition of classical costume jewelry but with a modern edge, using several ...

Angelique Brown listens as Autumn Dennard explains the measurements the Me-Ality body scanner made.

Body scanners measure body type, not size

Finding a new pair of jeans could mean spending an entire day in the mall.Enter store. Pull several different styles and sizes. Leave in a huff when none of them fit. Repeat.A10-year-old body scanning system, called Me-Ality (Measured Reality), promises to end those fitting room frustrations. Me-Ality scanners, the only ...

Zelda Kaplan, 95, waits for the Joanna Mastroianni Fall 2012 fashion show to begin, during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012,  in New York. Kaplan was sitting in the front row of designer Mastroianni's show at Lincoln Center when she collapsed, Wednesday. She was later pronounced dead at Roosevelt Hospital. Kaplan was known for her lively nightlife, attending art openings, parties and clubs with people young enough to be her great-grandchildren.

Socialite dies at Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week was buzzing Thursday not so much about what happened on the runway but what occurred next to it on the front row the day before.Zelda Kaplan, a celebrated Manhattan socialite and women’s rights activist, collapsed Wednesday as super models, donning designer Joanna Mastroianni’s latest creations, walked ...

Maeling Tapp documented her experience "going natural" in video blogs. "I wanted to be able to encourage someone else on her journey," she says.

‘Going natural’ a YouTube hit

When Maeling Tapp made her first YouTube video a few years ago, she was nervous. Would anyone watch? Would everyone wonder why she felt the need to share the journey of her transition from chemically processed hair to hair in its natural state? Would anyone care? As it turns out ...

Wine bottle candles.

Southern made

By Linda JerkinsFavorite finds this week include gear for modern guys, candles for a wine fan and a calendar to help you manage the months ahead in this fresh new year.Wallets with wowBirmingham-based Vvego International makes go-to men’s accessories that impress and protect. Take the exotic black and white stingray ...

Flair with hair boosts Minaj stylist

Nicki Minaj was a little wobbly Sunday as she tiptoed on stage in sky-high patent leather heels to accept her first American Music Award for best rap/hip-hop artist; but her hair, a cascade of fluffy pink pin curls, was pure perfection.In the pantheon of new pop stars known for their ...

Norcross-based apparel company creates a lifestyle brand

Sixteen years ago, Greg Alterman was a traveling salesman of sorts, selling his line of cotton caps and T-shirts from the trunk of his car and spreading his message of absolute comfort across Atlanta. When Alternative Apparel became one of the go-to T-shirt brands for designers and wholesalers seeking the ...

Von Maur makes southeast debut in Alpharetta

Family owned and operated department stores with a presence in multiple states are something of a relic on the American retail scene, but they do exist.On Saturday, one such store, Von Maur, an Iowa-based department store founded in 1872, makes its Southeastern premiere at Alpharetta's North Point Mall.The 145,000-square-foot bi-level ...

The Los Angeles based Drybar opens the first Atlanta location in Buckhed this week. The blow dry only salon charges $35 and doesn't do cuts or color.

Blowout experts at Drybar straighten out Atlanta

Growing up in South Florida, Alli Webb, learned first hand how perilous humidity could be to a blowout.Back then, she depended on her mom to straighten her curly hair. Today, Webb has made the art of the blow dry her business.Drybar, a specialty salon featuring $35 blowouts (with wash included), ...

Henri Bendel debuts at Lenox Square

Smack in the middle of New York City on the shoppers' paradise known as Fifth Avenue, sits a four-level mecca of style that caters to young women around the world.The brown and white stripes of Henri Bendel marked the forefront of fashion in the early 1900s when store founder Henry ...

Fashion’s Night Out returns to Atlanta

Georgia consumers have played it safe during this recession, but in September, retailers hope they will support the local economy with the return of Fashion’s Night Out. The global event — which includes celebrity appearances, special offers, fashion shows and more to inspire consumers to get out and shop — ...

Fashion model made history in 1973 in France

In 1973, the media reported rumblings of a major fashion upset. Five American designers and five French designers had shown their garments at the theater in Versailles to raise money for its restoration. “It was a joint benefit, then it turned into a battle,” said Bethann Hardison, one of the ...

September Vogue makes strained muscles stylish

Appearances can deceive.The mammoth, 758-page Vogue fall fashion special issue that is lurching like a T. rex into metro Atlanta mailboxes and heaving onto newsstands right about now really doesn't weigh more than cover model Kate Moss. It only seems that way.And the economy may be amid its 99th nervous ...

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Oct. 3, 2014

Photos: Cirque Du Soleil's 'Amaluna' Atlanta Premiere Night

‘Bachelorette’ Andi Dorfman and fiance Josh Murray, 'RHOA' stars Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey, attended opening night of Cirque Du Soleil's 'Amaluna' at the Big Top at Atlantic Station on October 3, 2014 in Atlanta.

Oct. 2, 2014

Photos: 'Walking Dead' Season 5 premiere

Photos: 'Walking Dead' Season 5 premiere

Annual Woofstock event in Suwanee

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