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  • Fashion face-off! First Lady Melania Trump makes a statement in a $4,100 military(Title Truncated)

    04/27/2017 7:15:44 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 54 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 27th, 2017 | Erica Tempesta
    The First Lady joined President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday to meet with Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada The 47-year-old donned a military-inspired jacket and matching skirt from the Altuzarra Spring 2017 runway collection The designer's 'Feday' gabardine military jacket with python-print piping costs a whopping $2,995, while the matching skirt retails for $1,120 Juliana donned a fire-engine red pencil dress featuring a peplum design at her hips Argentina's First Lady appeared to be channeling Kate Middleton, as the Duchess of Cambridge has worn a similar red Alexander McQueen frock on numerous occasions...
  • Melania Trump: Christian Siriano Says He Won't Dress Her

    04/14/2017 11:54:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Glamour Fashion ^ | April 14, 2017 | Andrea Cheng
    To dress Melania Trump or not to dress Melania Trump? That seems to be the question—or rather, the ongoing topic of hot debate—for so many designers since Election Day as they figure out how to navigate this new volatile political landscape. And that brings us to the most up-to-date tally of who’s for or against the matter: Christian Siriano is the latest to state on the record that he won’t be designing for the First Lady. “I don’t think I would. I think for a while everyone was trying to figure out what to do,” the designer told Time. “Unfortunately,...
  • New Filing Suggests Ivanka Trump's Brand Saw A Sales Increase Last Year

    04/10/2017 12:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Refinery29 ^ | April 10, 2017 | Yael Kohen
    There’s new evidence that Ivanka Trump’s brand is thriving, despite boycotts and a swirl of negative press that have roiled the company since the presidential election. The company that manufactures Ivanka Trump’s brand, G-III Apparel Group, reported a $17.9 million increase in net wholesale sales of the brand’s licensed products in the 12-month period ending January 31, according to an annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commision last Tuesday. The brand had $29.4 million in sales the year before, the filing said. The company, G-III, which also manufactures products for brands like Calvin Klein, DKNY, and Tommy Hilfiger,...
  • Stefano Gabbana Tells Followers to ‘Go to Hell’ After Receiving Backlash for Melania Trump Support

    04/08/2017 1:56:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Fashion Magazine ^ | April 6, 2017 | Madelyn Chung
    While many people have plenty of (not-so-good) things to say about Melania Trump’s first official White House Portrait, designer Stefano Gabbana is making it known that he’s a fan. The Dolce & Gabbana designer took to his personal Instagram account to share the image of the First Lady of the United States, thanking her for wearing his label for the portrait and “all those who appreciate our work.”(continued)
  • Melania Trump: How does the first lady compare to her predecessors 65 days in?

    03/26/2017 11:45:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Mic ^ | March 26, 2017 | Alison Durkee
    While their husbands may be the ones in the Oval Office, first ladies have plenty of power of their own. In addition to playing hostess at one of the most famous residences in the world, America's first ladies have traditionally used their positions to shape policy, champion causes and help spark real change. Two months into her husband's presidency, though, first lady Melania Trump is signaling her role will be much more subdued. Though the first lady is viewed favorably by 52% of Americans — far higher than her husband's latest approval rating — Mrs. Trump has taken a hands-off...
  • Melania Trump Buys Clothes, Doesn't Get Designer Freebies

    03/17/2017 6:01:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Much like Hollywood actresses making the rounds for awards season (roughly 20 major public appearances for an Oscar nominee in a mere 3.5 months), being FLOTUS, means countless state dinners, charity engagements and trips to be chicly attired for. First Lady Melania Trump has already stepped out in a series of designer looks for her first 56 days in the role, from Ralph Lauren to custom Herve Pierre and most recently a black beaded $9,590 Michael Kors suit for Donald Trump’s first joint address to Congress. However, unlike an A-list actress, Trump is reportedly footing the bill. "Why do rich...
  • The Ivanka Trump makeover phenomenon hits China

    03/10/2017 11:55:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The New Daily ^ | March 10, 2017 | Susannah Guthrie, entertainment editor
    Ivanka Trump might be struggling to sell clothing in the United States, but in China her face and name are hot property. The First Daughter’s face is regarded as the ultimate in feminine beauty for Chinese women who are rushing to their cosmetic surgeons in the hope of getting the full Ivanka makeover. The Foshan Yiwanka Medical Management company in the city of Foshan offers breast, nose and eye augmentation and liposuction inspired by President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter. The company registered its name, which features the Chinese translation of Ivanka, ‘Yiwanka’, before the US election. “Young women here want...
  • The rise of 'modest' fashion (Luxury hijabs and abayas)

    03/09/2017 12:46:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNN Style ^ | March 8, 2017 | Monica Ainley and Fiona Sinclair Scott
    Trend analysts have dubbed what they interpret as a new wave of feminism the "pluri-empowerment" factor, says Iza Dezon, a trend forecaster at Peclers Paris. "An empowered woman is no longer subject to a specific definition, nor must she live by a specific set of values," she explains. "We're seeing the opening up of what empowerment means, allowing women to create their own definitions." The modest movement has been gaining steam for a few years now and the hijab has become a recognized symbol. In 2014 DKNY launched a bespoke modest fashion collection. In 2016, Dolce & Gabbana released a...
  • Adorable Little Girl Channels Melania Trump in School Project Photo

    03/02/2017 8:15:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Yahoo! Style ^ | February 28, 2017 | Elise Solé
    A little girl who idolizes Melania Trump is paying homage to the first lady by dressing up just like her. On Monday, @WEdwarda tweeted a photo of the 8-year-old girl on Twitter, writing, “8 year-old-girl from Alabama picks Melania Trump for her schools favorite first lady project. So cute!” The girl is dressed in a pint-sized version of Trump’s powder blue inaugural outfit: a Ralph Lauren dress with matching coat, leather gloves, and stilettos. Mini Melania also wears her hair in an updo and carries a bright blue box, similar to the one from Tiffany & Co. that the first...
  • Designer of Pro-Trump Grammys Dress Is an Immigrant

    02/12/2017 6:27:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 12, 2017 | Staff
    Designer Andre Soriano, who immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines, is a big fan of the new president. The designer behind Joy Villa's "Make America Great Again" pro-Trump Grammys gown, Filipino immigrant Andre Soriano, tells THR that he is supportive of the new president despite his controversial immigration ban, and that the message of the dress was one of positivity. "It’s more so about love," he said of the red, white and blue gown. "We all live on this planet. I’ve never been in the political area. However, it’s just so crazy that people are getting beat up because...
  • What boycott? Shanghai fashion label Taoray Wang embraces Tiffany Trump at New York fashion week

    02/11/2017 6:12:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | February 12, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    To boycott or not to boycott First Lady Melania Trump because of her husband’s politics has been hotly debated in US fashion circles, but for one Chinese designer, at least one member of the first family is a major asset. Tiffany Trump, the youngest daughter of the US president, was guest of honour in the front row at Taoray Wang’s New York fashion week show on Saturday, accompanied by her mother, Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples. The 23-year-old first daughter, who wore Taoray Wang at her father’s inauguration weekend, has been happily adopted by the Chinese label as it seeks to...
  • Melania Trump Hires Chief of Staff, Plans Move to DC in Summer

    02/01/2017 11:08:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 2, 2017 | Lissette Rodriguez
    An aide to Melania Trump on Wednesday confirmed that the First Lady will move to the White House starting at the beginning of the summer. "Mrs. Trump will be moving to D.C. and settling into the White House at the end of the school year, splitting her time between New York and D.C. in the meantime," Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, senior adviser to the First Lady told ABC News. "Mrs. Trump is honored to serve this country and is taking the role and responsibilities of the First Lady very seriously." The confirmation comes after a rumor sparked by tabloids early Wednesday...
  • Hilliary Loss Lachrymose Lamentation

    01/24/2017 10:05:06 PM PST · by Radtechtravel · 24 replies
    Radtechtravel ^ | 1/25/2017 | Radtechtravel
    What is it? What's up with the all the lachrymose lamentation? It does not compute. In my experience, women, in general, are remarkably tough, more tolerant of pain (maybe childbirth instills it). They physically heal quicker and they outlive us men. GENERALLY speaking. Okay? I'm treading on quicksand here, so please cut me a bit of slack. If you disagree, please feel free to do so without invective. So what's my problem? It's the crying!! I have observed US presidential election results on TV since 1958 and I do not remember people, male or female, crying so openly over election...
  • Ralph Lauren Will Reportedly Dress Melania Trump for the Inauguration

    01/17/2017 3:24:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | January 17, 2017 | Lauren Alexis Fisher
    Since November, fashion designers have been debating the ubiquitous question: to dress or not to dress future First Lady Melania Trump? Ahead of this Friday's inauguration, it looks like Ralph Lauren has chosen the former. According to WWD, the American label (Ralph Lauren himself stepped down as CEO in 2015) is reportedly working on a gown and an Inauguration Day look for the First-Lady-to-be. Throughout the presidential election, Lauren was a Hillary Clinton supporter and even designed all the pantsuits worn by the Democratic nominee at the presidential debates (along with many more along the trail). But unlike some of...
  • Dolce & Gabbana Designer’s Melania Trump Remark Angers Gay Fans

    01/06/2017 1:09:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 6, 2017 | Curtis M. Wong, Queer Voices Senior Editor
    Melania Trump’s decision to wear a Dolce & Gabbana dress to a New Year’s Eve celebration has sparked a firestorm of controversy. A number of high-profile fashion designers, including Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Sophie Theallet, have publicly refused to dress the incoming first lady. In contrast, Stefano Gabbana happily posted a photo of Trump wearing the dress, which retails for $2,995 at Saks Fifth Avenue, to his Instagram account, with the hashtags #DGwoman and #madeinitaly. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Naturally, the Jan. 2 post instantly divided Gabbana’s Instagram followers. In particular, some interpreted the openly gay designer’s post as an endorsement of...
  • Are people going to complain about Melania Trump’s wardrobe for the next four years?

    01/05/2017 11:27:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | January 5, 2017 | Lisa Gutierrez
    By any fashionable standard, the little black dress that Melania Trump wore on New Year’s Eve was quite chic: a $3,000 cocktail dress designed by Dolce & Gabbana with bejeweled bows on the shoulders. Italian designer Stefano Gabbana thought the incoming first lady looked quite fetching in his dress and said so on Instagram, where he thanked her for wearing it. He called Trump, a reported longtime fan of the label, a #DGwoman. (TWEET-AT-LINK)But the post infuriated Donald Trump critics and further fueled the ongoing debate in fashion circles about whether designers who dress the future first lady are, in...
  • Among Designers Debating Dressing Melania Trump, Dolce & Gabbana is Not Only Willing but Grateful

    01/03/2017 11:30:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    W Magazine ^ | January 3, 2017 | Karen Brill
    mong fashion designers, a debate is raging about the merits of dressing Melania Trump and whether doing so is a complicit endorsement of her husband Donald J. Trump's racist and misogynistic rhetoric. Some designers, like Tommy Hilfiger, have admitted they'd be happy to dress the future first lady, others have said they wouldn't do so under any circumstances. "I’d rather put my energy into helping out those who will be hurt by [Donald] Trump and his supporters,” Jacobs told WWD. The latest designer to join the pro-Mrs. Trump camp is Stefano Gabbana of the Italian label Dolce & Gabbana. Trump...
  • No More Athleisure, Brick And Mortar, Made in China? How Fashion Will Change In 2017

    12/26/2016 9:06:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fast Company ^ | December 26, 2016 | Elizabeth Segran
    Change is afoot in the fashion industry. We've already seen glimpses of how the tectonic plates in the fashion world are moving. In one of our best-read fashion stories of 2016, we explored how some of the premium U.S. fashion brands of the past—Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren—have lost their luster. They're losing ground to a new generation of direct-to-consumer brands that were born on the internet, including Everlane, Cuyana, M.Gemi, DSTLD, American Giant, and Vrai & Oro. These companies are offering something different from the flashy designers of yesterday: the insight into their supply chain and sometimes even...
  • 14 Fashion Designers on Whether They’d Dress Melania Trump as First Lady

    11/30/2016 2:38:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Cady Lang
    "I have no interest whatsoever in dressing Melania Trump"  Fashion functions as a reflection of the times that we live in, which is why it should come as no surprise that sartorial choices can be extremely political. Michelle Obama’s embrace of young American designers of color like Tracy Reese and Jason Wu during her two terms as First Lady or Melania Trump’s choice to wear a dress to the RNC by Roksanda Ilincic, viewed as a nod to how Ilincic’s Serbian background paralleled Melania’s own Slovenian upbringing. (Obama has also supported the popular designer.) A style decision at momentous...
  • Trump's military school roommate: Our goal was 'to lead America'

    11/23/2016 8:20:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies ^ | 09.13.15 | Brent Johnson
    Anyone seeking to understand the psyche of Donald Trump might want to visit a nearly century-old packaging company just off Route 19 in Paterson. There sits Levine Industries, an operation owned by three generations of the same family — most recently by Ted Levine, a 68-year-old businessman who has a few similarities to the billionaire real estate mogul who is now the front runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He doesn't look like Trump. But his personality? "We are going to have the best product that ever existed," Levine exclaimed Friday while discussing an innovative alternative to the hazardous...