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Alexandra Ford English tapped as global merchandising director at Ford

Alexandra Ford English, the great-great granddaughter of the founder of Ford Motor Co., has been tapped to lead an effort to expand the family brand once harnessed by Versace to sell $1,135 hoodies, the automaker announced Monday.

The newly created role of global brand merchandising director puts English, 33, in a position to use business ...Read more

Answer Angel: Solutions for stadium no-purse rules

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Football season is starting and so do the “no purses” restrictions at stadiums, at both college and pro games. This summer, women unaware of the restriction at some pro baseball parks had to trudge back to their cars to deposit their purses. What’s your advice on how to bring in your cellphone, keys and other ...Read more

Donation do's and don'ts -- plus busting some Goodwill myths

I was among those who purged possessions during the pandemic. As I waited in line at the Goodwill in Burien, Washington, I wondered which of my donations would sell and which might end up in the dump, burdening the nonprofit.

That's what I wanted to find out when I started working on this story. But Goodwill won't tell you. Donations are ...Read more

Behind the scenes of Goodwill, the first name in secondhand stores

SEATTLE — It's a Tuesday afternoon, and a steady stream of vehicles is pulling up to the donation station at the Goodwill in Renton, Washington. Employees in fluorescent vests dash back and forth, offloading the day's haul: garbage bags bulging with clothes, a fishing net big enough for a 20-pound Chinook salmon, two plastic crates crammed ...Read more

‘WandaVision’ star Elizabeth Olsen wore dress designed by sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley to Emmys

The Emmy Awards were a family affair for Elizabeth Olsen.

The “WandaVision” star wore a dress designed by her sisters, twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, to the ceremony at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday.

“Elizabeth is so lucky to have two sisters who are incredible designers and know her style so well,” Olsen’s stylist, Elizabeth...Read more

‘SNL’ star Bowen Yang dazzled with high heels at Emmys

“Saturday Night Live” star Bowen Yang kicked things up a notch with a sleek pair of high heels at the Emmys.

The comedian wore the silver shoes with a dark suit and tie, and posed for photos Sunday on the red carpet at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

The heels earned rave reviews on social media.

Yang, 30, joined “SNL” as a writer in 2018 ...Read more

Answer Angel: How to find that online clothes bargain

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I recently started shopping for clothes on the resale sites you’ve been writing about. What took me so long? I’ve found some incredible bargains but I’ve also found that it takes forever to find what I’m looking for. When I search for a specific item — a certain brand and in my size, there often are hundreds ...Read more

Sunday Best: Emily Blunt, Iman are among the fashion winners from 2021 Met Gala

The Met Gala, postponed from its usual May date, returned Sept. 13, with the theme “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” (the name of the Costume Institute exhibit unveiled that night). And the guests wore … an odd array of garments that didn’t seem to have a whole lot to do with that theme. I am instead going to focus on a smaller theme: �...Read more

Elizabeth Wellington: Is Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Tiffany diamond ad really about love?

When I caught a glimpse of Tiffany & Co. commercial starring Beyoncé, draped in the brand's iconic 128.54-carat Tiffany Yellow Diamond, I thought: Oy, this can't be real.

The 90-second commercial, "About Love," features the pop star dressed like Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 classic film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Bey is ...Read more

Missed NY Fashion Week? Check out the greens, fringe and retro styles from your sofa

Fashion Week is a wrap in New York City, but there's still plenty to talk about — and see.

It was the first time style enthusiasts from all over descended upon the Big Apple for mostly in-person shows since COVID-19 gripped the world in spring 2020. To pull it off safely, proof of vaccination was required to enter most events, and crowd ...Read more

Dapper Dan talks logomania, free capsule collection with Pepsi for football season

NEW YORK — Dapper Dan is hoping to score a touchdown with his newest partnership.

The Harlem-based fashion designer — renowned for creating custom, luxury brand logo-clad garments — has partnered with Pepsi on a special capsule to coincide with the start of the NFL season, which kicks off this week.

On Wednesday, the beverage giant ...Read more

Regé-Jean Page, wearing a truly excellent green suit, makes our day

There are days when all we need in life is a picture of an extremely handsome gentleman wearing a truly excellent green suit. Perhaps this is such a day for you? If so, here you go: This is British actor Regé-Jean Page, star of the Netflix romance series “Bridgerton,” attending the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London earlier this month. The...Read more

Flip-flops and stretchy pants: Workers look different as they wander back into the office

PITTSBURGH — Picture a mortgage adviser — what is he or she wearing? Probably a suit and polished shoes. Now picture that same employee a year and a half into a global pandemic that upended schedules, shuttered offices, and multiplied workloads.

According to Jonathan Freed, a managing partner at Holland Mortgage Advisors, dress pants are ...Read more

Answer Angel: Unwelcome fashion advice from the boss

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I’m the president of the board for a nonprofit animal rescue in a hot climate. Our top executive does a terrific job with the center, but she’s sartorially challenged. It’s OK that she wears shorts, flip-flops and a T-shirt with an animal on it while she’s at the center, but she wears the same outfit when she ...Read more

The Eagles are releasing a new sports apparel collection with New Era that focuses on streetwear

The Eagles are embracing Philadelphia’s artistic culture with their latest line of sports apparel.

In a collaboration with New Era, the Eagles are releasing the Fly collection, a line that will focus more on streetwear culture. It features hoodies, T-shirts, jackets and headwear that all have one of three distinct designs.

The FLY collection...Read more

OK to wear white after Labor Day? Pittsburgh fashion experts weigh in

PITTSBURGH — We all heard growing up that Labor Day meant packing up our white clothes to make way for darker hues in our closets.

It wasn't strictly enforced, of course, but I did put away my crisp Keds and all white outfits — mostly because Midwestern winters don't pair well with light colors.

I don't wear Keds anymore, but I still think...Read more

Owner of Levana Bratique supports the girls from head to toe

PITTSBURGH — Most American women start their days by slipping on a pair of underwear and clasping on a bra. For up to a week each month, many are using feminine hygiene products, which are replaced every few hours. Plenty will use face-specific soap before applying face-specific moisturizer — and probably a different type for the rest of ...Read more

Sunday Best: Enjoy a ‘Downton Abbey’ throwback as we usher in the season of hats and coats

You have, quite possibly, seen this picture before — it’s from the 2019 “Downton Abbey” movie, with Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael), the Countess of Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern) and Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) — but here it is again, for two reasons. No. 1: The second “Downton Abbey” movie has just been confirmed to open in ...Read more

Owner of Levana Bratique supports the girls from head to toe

PITTSBURGH — Most American women start their days by slipping on a pair of underwear and clasping on a bra. For up to a week each month, many are using feminine hygiene products, which are replaced every few hours. Plenty will use face-specific soap before applying face-specific moisturizer — and probably a different type for the rest of ...Read more

Sunday Best: Enjoy a ‘Downton Abbey’ throwback as we usher in the season of hats and coats

You have, quite possibly, seen this picture before — it’s from the 2019 “Downton Abbey” movie, with Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael), the Countess of Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern) and Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) — but here it is again, for two reasons. No. 1: The second “Downton Abbey” movie has just been confirmed to open in ...Read more