Plus-Size Lingerie by Gladys Knight

Could you be a fashion designer? Singer Gladys “Midnight Train to Georgia” Knight thinks so, and is trying her hand at designing lingerie for fashionable plus-size retailer Ashley Stewart.  The collection, cleverly called “Knightwear,” debuted on stage at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem last week, with proceeds benefitting the Boys Choir of Harlem and the…

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Fashion Designer Tom Ford Launches New Website

For those of you who fell into despair when fashion designer Tom Ford left Gucci in 2004, you’ll be glad to know that the suave designer has not left the world of fashion.  He’s launched a new website, TomFord.com, to showcase his eyewear, cosmetics, and upcoming menswear line.  While it’s a little slow to load,…

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Fashion Designer Basics

Some women will wear ANYTHING, so long as they think it’s designer. They’re easily seduced by labels and blindly follow along without a second thought to appropriateness or appearances.

I certainly hope you’re not one of them. For if you’re a long-time reader of this ezine, you know it’s not the name on the inside that marks you as being well-dressed; it’s how you present the clothes on the outside that delivers the final verdict.

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Nylon Stockings Introduced

Did you know that on this day in 1939, nylon stockings were sold for the first time in Wilmington, Delaware by the DuPont Corporation?  They’d been introduced at the World’s Fair earlier in the year and were met with wild enthusiam. Why? Because before nylon, stockings were typically made out of silk, which was delicate…

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Armani Letting the “TomKat” Out of the Bag?

According to today’s edition of Women’s Wear Daily, Armani has been chosen to design the wedding attire from Tom Cruise’s and Katie Holmes’ upcoming nuptials.  The Italian designer is reported to have designed five outfits for Holmes to wear during the wedding weekend. There is still no news on the date or place, although George Clooney has denied…

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