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  • US pickup truck buyers demanding more luxury

    10/12/2017 1:04:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 210 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 12, 2017 | Dee-Ann Durbin, Automotive Writer, The Associated Press
    Heated and cooled seats. Backup cameras. Panoramic glass roofs. Not exactly what springs to mind when you think of a pickup. But that's what American truck buyers increasingly want, spending an average of $46,844 on a pickup, according to Kelley Blue Book. That's more than the starting price of luxury SUVs like the Mercedes GLC or the Lexus RX. In 2016, pickup trucks made up a little more than a third of all vehicles that sold for over $50,000. At the State Fair of Texas this month, Ford Motor Co. is displaying its most expensive pickup yet: The F-Series Super...
  • Don't bathe more than once a week says designer Westwood

    09/30/2017 5:42:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 30, 2017 | Fiachra Gibbons, Agence France-Presse
    Paris (AFP) - Flamboyant fashion designer Vivienne Westwood revealed the secret of her eternal youth Saturday -- only taking a bath once a week. The 76-year-old queen of punk fashion let it slip after watching her husband Andreas Kronthaler's spectacularly idiosyncratic show at Paris Fashion Week. Asked by reporters how she managed to look so young, Westwood smiled and said, "Don't wash too much." "She only takes a bath every week. That's why she looks so radiant," said Kronthaler, who Westwood has described as "the world's greatest designer". "I only wash once a month," joked the Austrian-born creator, who is...
  • Ivanka Trump: 30 Things You Didn’t Know About America’s First Daughter

    09/30/2017 11:52:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 29, 2017 | Tahiat Mahboob
    Before her latest job, she was an author, a businesswoman, and a model. And many believe she was the clincher in Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. election victory. Ivanka Trump is not just the first daughter but also the Assistant to the President — an official role created especially for her. She’s in Trump’s trusted inner circle and there’s never been a first daughter like her. Here are 30 things you might not know about her: 1. Her full and real name is Ivana Marie Trump, like her mother's. She tweeted the explanation: “My actual name is Ivana. In Czech, Ivanka...
  • Melania Cutting Back On Shopping? Escada Suit Worn Again: 2nd Time This Week Melania Wears Repeats

    09/28/2017 5:44:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | September 28, 2017 | Paula Mooney
    First Lady Melania Trump seems to be repeating a message to the public without saying a word. As reported by the Inquisitr, Melania already repeated the Michael Kors baby blue sheath dress on Wednesday that Melania previously wore in June. That was allegedly the same $1,695 Stretch Bouclé-Crepe Sheath Dress that Melania wore in June that sparked a whole bunch of Google searches from people asking if Melania was pregnant. A photo of Melania purportedly wearing the same dress again in New York City on Wednesday, September 27, can be seen in a Vogue article titled, “Melania Trump Repeats a...
  • Louisville business introduces luxury ice to bourbon industry

    09/17/2017 6:03:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | September 17, 2017 | Gina Glaros
    MIDDLETOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's the newest take on the bourbon experience: luxury ice. The chilly business venture is barely a year old, but several big name distillers are already taking notice. It's Kentucky's proudest beverage. The flavor, the aroma and the way we enjoy our bourbon is a science. That's why the folks at Kentucky Straight Ice say what we put into the glass with it should be too. "You're getting ice that melts three to four times slower than your standard ice cube," says Rich Finck, President of Kentucky Straight Ice. This allows consumers to enjoy bourbon longer...
  • Marla Maples and Ivana Trump make separate appearances at NYFW (New York Fashion Week)

    09/11/2017 2:46:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | September 11, 2017 | The Editors
    The first ladies of NYFW! Two of President Trump's ex-wives, Marla Maples and Ivana Trump, made their 2017 New York Fashion Week debut on Monday in glamorous fashion. Ivana, 68, dazzled in a leopard-print trench coat from Roberto Cavalli at the Dennis Basso show. President Trump's first wife definitely stole the show as she posed for pictures just before the start of the show, which took place at the iconic Plaza Hotel. Ivana kept the rest of her look simple, opting for some pointy slingback heels, a mini leather bag and dangling earrings. As for her makeup, she went heavy...
  • Tiffany Trump effect pays off for Shanghai designer

    09/09/2017 4:43:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    MSN ^ | September 9, 2017 | Agence France Presse
    At least one Trump is good for business: American fashion may be keen to distance itself from the US first family, but Shanghai-based label Taoray Wang is proudly standing by the president's youngest daughter. Tiffany Trump, 23, now enrolled in law school at Georgetown University down the road from daddy's office at the White House, sat front row Saturday at the label's second consecutive Fashion Week runway show. Looking resplendent in a Taoray Wang black strapless frock and white sash, the other first daughter -- who takes a back seat to half sister and White House advisor Ivanka -- smiled...
  • 'Hijab is beautiful': designers challenge Trump at New York fashion week

    09/07/2017 6:52:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 7, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    The hijab and abaya have taken centre stage on the New York runway as up-and-coming Indonesian designers kicked off an increasingly diverse fashion week, hoping to change prejudices in the west. “We’re not oppressed and we just want to show the world that we still can be beautiful and stylish with our hijab on,” said designer Dian Pelangi, 26, who has 4.8 million followers on Instagram. She was one of five Indonesian designers who presented collections at the show in Chelsea on the first day of fashion week. Two of the five fell into the category “modest fashion” – in...
  • The Favorite Alcoholic Beverages of 10 American Presidents

    08/26/2017 8:50:41 AM PDT · by Mafe · 34 replies
    The Grumpy Sloth ^ | August 25, 2017 | Sonya Sasser
    Even our U.S. presidents like to have an adult beverage every once in a while. In Mark Will-Weber’s book, “Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking,“ he details every president’s favorite alcoholic beverage and explores the stories behind the drink. Will-Weber’s book also reveals the more “human side” of our nation’s leaders, which is important for us all to see from time to time.
  • Kennedy Center thanks Trump for 'gesture' of not attending annual honors

    08/19/2017 7:47:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    The chairman and president of the Kennedy Center said they were “grateful for this gesture” after it was announced President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump would not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December. “The Kennedy Center respects the decision made today by the office of the president of the United States,” chairman David M. Rubenstein and president Deborah F. Rutter said in a joint statement. “In choosing not to participate in this year’s Honors activities, the administration has graciously signaled its respect for the Kennedy Center and ensures the Honors gala remains a deservingly special moment for the...
  • Melania’s Redefining Fashion In Her First 200 Days As First Lady [SLIDESHOW]

    08/07/2017 9:29:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 6, 2017 | Katie Jerkovich
    Monday marks Melania Trump’s first 200 days as first lady, and in that time she’s been redefining fashion while in office. Trump has become a shining example of the greatness of the United States of America at home and around the world, stunning everywhere she goes with her elegant and classic style. The first lady has also brought name recognition to those designers who didn’t let Trump’s political views stop them from the honor of dressing her. French Designer Hervé Pierre has been responsible for numerous looks including the gorgeous red, white and blue dress she wore during her trip...
  • Melania Trump Has Begun Repeating Dresses

    08/01/2017 7:15:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Vanity Fair ^ | August 1, 2017 | Erika Harwood
    Like nearly all the women who preceded her in the White House, First Lady Melania Trump has been on the receiving end of criticism for her appearance. Even before the inauguration, a chorus of top designers publicly refused to dress her. Then observers noticed the First Lady’s preference for foreign designers in spite of her husband’s “America First” rhetoric. And since then, she’s come under criticism for jaw-dropping sartorial decisions, including a $51,000 Dolce & Gabbana jacket that found unexpected fans at Breitbart. (Nothing says “economic nationalism” like a five-figure jacket made by Italians.) While Trump’s style has more often...
  • A tale of two first ladies and troubling media bias

    07/14/2017 8:26:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 2017 | Tom Rogan
    Last night, Michelle Obama was the honored guest of the annual ESPY awards. Naturally, the media collective was head over heels with praise and admiration. At the Sacramento Bee, Brian Blomster had what can only be described as a literary orgasm. Obama, he said, "wowed attendees" with a "black Cushnie et Ochs dress that was all curves and slashes." According to Blomster's reporting, Obama "gave the evening a markedly high-fashion feel." In tune, USA Today remarked, "Civilian life looks good on Michelle Obama. If Barack Obama is America's ex-boyfriend, the former first lady is this country's one that got away."...
  • Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron Wear French Designers for a Pre-Bastille Day Dinner

    07/13/2017 3:02:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Vogue ^ | July 13, 2017 | Edward Barsamian
    After taking a tour of Les Invalides and a boat ride down the Seine, First Ladies Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron dined at the Eiffel Tower tonight—and celebrated the occasion in French labels. For Trump, that meant a custom Hervé Pierre frock, while Macron stuck with her tried-and-true formula: a mini-dress from Louis Vuitton. Both ensembles felt directional and new, with little details that stole the show. Trump’s red, white, and blue palette nodded toward both the American and French flags on the eve of Bastille Day, France’s national day of celebration. Also symbolic was a fabric adornment meant to...
  • Who Is The ‘Project Runway’ Winning Designer That Happily Promotes He Dresses a Trump?

    07/09/2017 2:44:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | July 9, 2017 | Georgia Makitalo
    At a time where many fashion designers have announced that they refuse to dress the First Lady, or any of the Trumps, Project Runway: Under The Gunn designer, Oscar Garcia-Lopez, has seemed to find his fashion muse in Lara Trump. The Under The Gunn winner suddenly found his name front and center, because he is dressing Lara, and is proud to be dressing a Trump. Over the past 10 months, the Cuban-born designer has been designing a lot of Eric Trump wife’s gorgeous clothing, including the colorful dresses she wore at two of the presidential debates, a stunning red party...
  • American Pravda: CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative (bleep)

    In the recent video footage obtained by Project Veritas, John Bonifield a Sr. Producer at CNN, admits to several beliefs that are in direct conflict with the official CNN narrative that Trump has colluded with Russia, and that Russia has interfered with the 2016 election. Bonifield expresses clear doubts that there is a fire behind the Russia smoke, stating, “I haven’t seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime.” He also confirms suspicions that CNN staff is ideologically biased against Trump, stating, “I know a lot of people don’t like him and they’d like to...
  • Sally Yates: The Facts Around The Trump Russia Case Fall Short Of Impeachment & Prosecution

    06/27/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by TXFAN12 · 27 replies
    Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said on Tuesday during the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival that the facts about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia don’t rise to the level of impeachment or prosecution. A member of the audience asked Yates if there is a tipping point for House and Senate Republicans to join Democrats in their calls to impeach President Trump. “Well, as a country, yes, I would assume there is a tipping point. I wouldn’t presume to know what that might be,” Yates told the audience member. Yates then expressed her belief that there needs to...
  • Nancy Pelosi Blames Democratic Members For Not Having A Message

    06/26/2017 9:21:55 AM PDT · by DTXER · 37 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blamed the members of the Democratic Party for not having a clear message during an interview on CBS News’ “This Morning” on Monday. CBS News’ Charlie Rose pointed out to Pelosi that Democrats have gone 0 and 4 in special elections in 2017 because people say that the Democratic Party has no message, aside from being anti-Trump. Pelosi told Rose that this assertion was not true and that the special elections were elections that the Democrats were never going to win. “There are 70 races that are easier for us than any of those....
  • President Trump The Democrats Theme Of Resistance Is Not What The American People Want

    06/25/2017 9:17:02 AM PDT · by TXFAN12 · 6 replies
  • Dem Rep: Democrats Can’t Win House with Nancy Pelosi as Leader

    06/22/2017 1:48:56 PM PDT · by TXFAN12 · 23 replies
    Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) said on Fox News on Thursday that Democrats could not win back the House of Representatives with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as their leader. “In the context of winning in 2018, and taking the majority, I think it is pretty clear that Leader Pelosi does not help our candidates in those swing districts that are so necessary for us to win in 2018,” Vela said. Vela also stood by his previous comments in which he labeled anyone who thought the Democrats could take back the House under Pelosi’s leadership “an idiot.” “I think that if we...