Yule Cheer or Humbug? Fears Rise Over Holiday As Economy Stumbles

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Miranda Iveagh


Guinness Family Celebrates Lady Miranda Iveagh

Several generations of Guinnesses gathered at Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse museum to celebrate the 70th birthday of Lady Miranda Iveagh.

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Fergie will serve as a judge for Avon Voices.

Beauty Features

Avon: The Newest Talent Scout

Avon will launch a global singing contest as part of an initiative tied to its 125th anniversary celebration.

clock August 25, 2010Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Oriflame’s Tehran Operations Closed

Iranian authorities have closed Oriflame’s operations in Tehran, the Swedish direct beauty seller has confirmed.

clock August 25, 2010Jennifer Weil

Alex Casertano’s cotton twill polyamide skirt, Brochu Walker’s cashmere sweater and Rosa Chà’s polyamide and elastane swimsuit. International Watch Co. watch; Phillips Frankel necklace; Christian Louboutin shoes.

Fashion Trends

Resort Trend: Greater Lengths

Subtlety is a rare commodity these days, which may be a reason resort’s longer hems look so fresh.

clock August 25, 2010Mayte Allende


Liliane Bettencourt’s Ex-Accountant Questioned

Claire Thibout was questioned Tuesday as part of preliminary investigations opened by the prosecutor of Nanterre.

clock August 25, 2010Jennifer Weil

Human Resources

Fairchild Librarian ‘Tish’ Loughlin Dies at 92

Funeral services were held Monday at the Church of St. Saviour for longtime Women’s Wear Daily photo librarian Elizabeth “Tish” Loughlin.

clock August 25, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Rachel Bilson


Summer’s Two-Tone Hair

Celebs and socials from LA to London have been rocking sun-kissed ends.

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Anny Ahlers as Madame Dubarry, 1933.


Philip Alexius de Laszlo’s Biography

Philip Alexius de Laszlo is also being celebrated with a retrospective in London’s National Portrait Gallery.

clock August 25, 2010Samantha Conti

Flare jeans by Makers of True Originals at WWDMAGIC

Ready To Wear

WWDMagic: Retailers, Vendors Stay on Safe Course

Both groups were sensitive to prices amid tight inventories and rising costs.

clock August 25, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran and Rachel Brown and Marcy Medina

Graphic T-shirt by Blue Platypus at Pool Tradeshow


Trade Show Highlights

The start of recovery was under way for some of the exhibitors and merchants who attended WWDMAGIC, Project, ENK Vegas, Pool Tradeshow, Workroom, and Capsule.

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Wal-Mart Expected to File Appeal

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is expected to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court on gender-discrimination lawsuit.

clock August 25, 2010Kristi Ellis

Business Features

PacSun Pens Modern Amusement Deal

The retailer also reported a second-quarter loss.

clock August 25, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Evan Clark

Richard Arnstein


Macy’s Names Arnstein to Head Men’s Wear

Richard Arnstein has been named executive vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s wear for Macy’s, effective Sept. 1.

clock August 25, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

A Louis Vuitton bag by Sofia Coppola.

Fashion Scoops

Sofia Coppola’s New Film… Samantha Cameron’s New Addition… Fast Fashion

Sofia Coppola unveils her new film, “Somewhere,” on Sept. 3 during the Venice Film Festival — and Louis Vuitton will be on hand.

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Georg Jensen’s sphere collection in rose quartz.


Holiday Outlook Dims as Economy Struggles

There’s been a mood swing at retail, from euphoria last spring to caution at best and depression at worst — and it’s dimming the prospects for Christmas.

clock August 25, 2010David Moin

The models on top of a Fashion’s Night Out double-decker bus.


Models Hit the Streets With a PSA… Condé Nast Nabs Time Veteran…

The summer might be winding down, but one of its running plotlines, a spate of crosstown corporate raids among magazine publishers, showed it still had legs.

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Multi-Purpose Items Find Fans at Chicago Collective

With less panic in the marketplace, some men’s retailers who shopped the Chicago Collective reported stronger sales than last year.

clock August 25, 2010Beth Wilson


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Nicole and Sofia Richie


Nicole Richie and Sofia Richie Discuss First Fashion Collaboration

clock 15hRyma Chikhoune

Social Studies

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