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The COVID-19 pandemic killed the skinny jean trend, says denim expert

There’s good news for Americans who packed on the pounds during the pandemic — skinny jeans are no longer in style.

Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh says consumers are getting away from the hipster-inspired look of at least the past decade.

“Cycles do come and go,” he told CNBC. “I think the pandemic definitely played a ...Read more

Answer Angel: DIY hair color that shampoos out

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: For multiple reasons, I will have to color my own hair for the first time and am afraid of a disaster. Are there any products that can be easily reversed or that fade quickly if the result isn’t presentable? I just want to brighten my look without trying to “streak” the (unreachable) back of my head or deal with ...Read more

Kitchen game-changers: The tools that will take your cooking to the next level

Chances are you’ve spent more time in the kitchen this past year than ever before. And the COVID-19 cooking craze hasn’t only been about putting dinner on the table; it has been a great way to tune out and decompress from the stress of living through a pandemic. Now that you have (almost) perfected your sourdough, it’s time to take your ...Read more

Fashion designer Danielle Guizio’s success is about more than the A-listers who wear her

She was floored when A-listers Celine Dion and Kris Jenner donned her designs, but Danielle Guizio has never let fashion success be defined by the glitz.

“I was screaming. Like literally threw my phone across the room. Icons,” the New Jersey native told the Daily News a day after a talk with “Your Hometown” podcast host Kevin Burke.

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Macy's salutes Black creatives in new Icons of Style collection

In time to give wardrobes a spring style boost, Macy's has released its limited-edition Icons of Style collection, which celebrates the work of five Black creatives.

"We are thrilled to celebrate Black excellence and amplify the voices and exceptional talent of five Black creatives," Durand Guion, the vice president of Macy's ...Read more

Designer debuts limited-edition capsule collection at Macy's store

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh-based designer Kiya Tomlin was slated to make her Macy’s debut last spring with a limited-edition clothing line at select local stores. COVID-19 had different plans.

“It was a spring collection, and by the time Macy’s opened back up it would have been like August, which I thought was too late for this collection,...Read more

Tommy Hilfiger adaptive collection delivers style for different abilities

Tommy Hilfiger wants everyone to be able to enjoy his brand’s signature cool-and-classic Americana style. The recently released Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive collection delivers preppy pieces and modern mix-and-match separates designed for adults and children with disabilities.

The pieces were designed with accessibility in mind and include fits ...Read more

Sunday Best: Oscar nominee 'Pinocchio' piques our fancy with a fantastic snail in a shawl

Among this year's Oscar nominees for best costume design are four expected nominations for prominent period films — Alexandra Byrne for "Emma," Ann Roth for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," Trish Summerville for "Mank," Bina Daigeler for "Mulan" — and one surprise. "Pinocchio," an Italian family ...Read more

Answer Angel: Hiding or removing facial dark spots

Readers set a new record for the number of responses, this time to Jennifer T., who developed a brown spot on her face and was looking for solutions that really work. Thanks for your help and here goes:

See a dermatologist to confirm it’s noncancerous

Jeff F., a doctor, writes, “Now is a good time to remind your readers of the importance...Read more

The best honeymoon destinations around the world

The earliest meaning of the term "honeymoon" supposedly stems from an old European custom in which newlyweds would consume great quantities of mead, a brew made from fermented honey and water. At the time, many cultures followed a lunar ("moon") calendar, and during the first lunar month after the wedding, couples were to ...Read more

Designers are betting on men’s skirts as emerging fashion trend: ‘Very liberating’

Bro, that skirt is so chic!

Skirts are emerging as a new trend in menswear fashion, as designers reflect the new realities of a year under COVID-19 rules in their new collections.

According to The Guardian’s deputy fashion editor Priya Elan, the surprising new trend reflects how pandemic life has “unshackled men from their dress codes.” ...Read more

7 steamy hot springs in Colorado

There’s nothing more relaxing than sinking into a natural hot spring after a long day in Colorado’s pristine wilderness. In the winter, whether you’re schussing down the slopes on skis or a snowboard or wandering in the woods on cross country skis or snowshoes, hot springs are the destination of choice for soothing sore muscles and ...Read more

Answer Angel: Improving an older husband’s frumpy wardrobe

Dear Answer Ellen: My 68-year-old retired husband dresses like a 68-year-old retired guy. Schlubby jeans, oversized T-shirts, boring sweaters, lots of mossy greens.

He looks great when he dresses sharper, but he doesn't like fitted clothes (okay, I don't like tight waistlines either, especially in COVID times). Any suggestions on a few items ...Read more

Reduce or eliminate plastics from your travels by packing these items

Traveling more sustainably sounds great, right? But it’s often easier in theory than in practice. Making sustainable choices can be trickier and require more advance planning. Sometimes it also requires being a bit assertive, especially when we make purchases from shops, supermarkets or even when we order takeout. We may quickly and ...Read more

The 10 best honeymoon destinations in the US

While you may not be able to travel to a traditional honeymoon spot like Bali or Rome right now (sigh), you can still have a blissful post-wedding trip without leaving the United States.

Whether you prefer mountain biking, snorkeling, or shopping, these ten American honeymoon destinations are chock-full of activities — from brewery visits ...Read more

Teenager's IMPERFECT clothing line gives back to creatives and to charity

PITTSBURGH — Adam Klenovich is a 17-year-old high school junior who talks more like a seasoned CEO than a typical teen.

He has big plans to build a fashion label that would double as a platform to promote other creatives, including designers, artists and musicians. He also envisions holding events someday that are part concert, part fashion ...Read more

These designer face masks fight 'FGS' (foggy glasses syndrome)

PITTSBURGH — Here’s an all-too-common dilemma: you walk out the door with a face mask and eyeglasses on, only minutes later to have your lenses all fogged up.

Cloth face masks with flexible nose wires and adjustable ear loops can help but still don’t always solve the problem. Pittsburgh-based designer Kiya Tomlin is now selling a ...Read more

Get out of your sweatpants: Simone Rocha + H&M is the hottest collab of the season

CHICAGO — Over the last decade, fast-fashion retailer H&M has collaborated with some of the top designers, including Karl Lagerfeld, Comme des Garcons and Lanvin, bringing high fashion to the masses at low prices. The highly anticipated collabs create a frenzy, with fans of the brands crashing the site or even camping out overnight to be ...Read more

Answer Angel: The best stay-on lipstick

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Is there the perfect lipstick that will stay on for longer than 15 minutes but not dry out or stain my lips?

My husband has given me many “long lasting” lipsticks which I end up throwing out because they make my lips feel like I have cement on.

— Sandy W.

Dear Sandy: When I recently asked readers to send me ...Read more

I stayed at a Tokyo 'love hotel.' Here’s what it was like

You might not think of Tokyo as a city of romance — but that’s where you’re wrong. The Japanese capital might be best known for its culture, food and entertainment, but it’s also home to some of the country’s best love hotels, or rabuho.

Yep, these are hotels that are dedicated to the art of lovemaking — either by the hour or the ...Read more