Lord & Taylor to Close 10 Stores Including Flagship

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Is the US department store as we know it dying off? Many big department stores appear to be struggling. Now, Lord & Taylor, an iconic NY company, have confirmed that they're closing doors on 10 of their stores. This includes their flagship store on Fifth Avenue, an integral part of the famous NYC street. The company previously boasted an incredible 50 stores and four outlets. The business dates back as far as 1824 when it began as a store selling hosiery and cashmere shawls for women. Lord & Taylor is currently owned by Canada-based Hudson’s Bay Co. They have just confirmed the sad down-sizing news. Lord & Taylor have occupied the Fifth Avenue space since 1914, but Hudson's Bay Co. made a deal last October to sell the building. According to Bloomberg, they signed the building over to WeWork for $850 million but had planned to continue leasing the space to…

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Here’s Why Miss America Still Needs Pageant Dresses

It has just been announced that the Miss America pageant will undergo a dramatic overhaul - and that contestants will no longer wear pageant dresses or take part in a swimsuit section of the contest. These big changes turn the historical contest into something very different - can it now even be considered a pageant? The news remained a secret for several months, but was voted on back in March this year by the mostly female board who run the contest.   "No Longer a Pageant" Gretchen Carlson, who is the organization's current chairwoman, spoke on the breaking news. According to Today she stated: “We are no longer a pageant. Miss America will represent a new generation of female leaders focused on scholarship, social impact, talent, and empowerment.” She explained that instead of the swimsuit section of the contest, there will be a bigger focus on personality and exploring the candidate's personal…

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2 weeks ago

The Latest Fashion Trends For Wedding Guests

  As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent royal wedding proved, wedding guest fashion has never been so important and stylish. As we enter the prime wedding season of 2018, many soon-to-be wedding guests may be wondering what the biggest fashion trends and styles are for this year. We've put together some of the hottest looks for those who are attending weddings. These wearable yet luxurious trends are daring, fashion-forward and perfect for most wedding themes or styles. They give you a sophisticated and flattering look for any wedding day. From bold colors, frills, embellishments and prints, wedding guest outfits are all about standing out. While the focal point will always be the bride and her fashion choices, guests are welcome to express their taste too. From short cocktail dresses to midi length pieces, these designs also suit a range of body types, plus size and women of all ages.…

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3 weeks ago

Top 5 Short Prom Dresses for 2018

  Prom season 2018 is here, and if you haven't yet found your perfect dress, don't overlook the growing trend for short prom dresses. A short mini or knee-length look can still offer you all the glamour and style of a full length design. All while showing off your legs and chosen footwear. Short dresses have many positive aspects - they're easier to wear on prom night, and if you're a petite girl, you don't have to worry about the front length being too long. The short prom styles on offer are just as formal as long dresses with many rich details. This means you don't have to sacrifice style, or look less formal just because you choose a shorter length. Details can include opulent bead-work, set stones, embellishment and embroidery. Short prom dresses can have a high fashion and couture look. You'll also find a large variety of necklines…

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2 months ago

The Most Unique Celebrity Alternative Wedding Dresses

When it comes to weddings, we all have an immediate image in our head of that classic, traditional white dress with a long train and veil. However, not everyone dreams about celebrating their big day in the conventional fashion. More and more frequently, women are choosing to set their day apart by option for unconventional fashion choices. This could mean selecting a tailored jumpsuit in place of a dress, a two piece or a unique color instead of white or ivory. Blush dresses are particularly a rising trend, as this soft color has a delicate feel that is still very feminine and soft for a wedding day. Celebrities are leading the way with new bridal trends that are actually so chic and unique. This includes everything from minimal, understated bridal choices to fantastical bold colors and wedding themes. To inspire all the brides-to-be out there, we're looking at some of…

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3 months ago