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Fashion-forward moms behind Allie + Bess are stringing together success in bracelets

DALLAS – North Texas moms and entrepreneurs Allie Wardlaw and Bess Callarman entered the jewelry business with the world stacked against them.

Wardlaw and Callarman started Allie + Bess in August 2019 – only months before the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically altered shopping habits.

The jewelry-making...Read more

Demand for diamond jewelry booms even as prices keep moving higher

PITTSBURGH — After a long run-up in the stock market, Joe Biondo felt the time was right in the fall of 2021 to cash out and use some of the money he made to buy his girlfriend of four years an engagement ring.

The 28-year-old Lawrenceville man had a budget of $20,000 to spend, which meant he didn't need the credit card financing his jeweler ...Read more

Answer Angel: The search for a swim cap that keeps hair dry

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I would like to be an avid swimmer as I love the exercise, but unfortunately, time does not permit me to exercise, shower and deal with my hair. If I could find a truly leak-proof swim cap that allowed my tresses to stay dry, it would literally improve my health as I could swim whenever I want. I’m looking for true ...Read more

This Northern California woman designs shoes worn by Kylie Jenner, Megan Foxx

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Flor de Maria Rivera has had four career changes in her life, and has lived across the country and traveled around the world — but now she feels like she’s where she belongs.

“Everything in life works out the way it’s supposed to,’ said the Los Gatos, California local, who has gone from reporting sports to ...Read more

Sunday Best: We're talking about Megan Thee Stallion, not Cara Delevingne

This week on Sunday Best, we are talking about legendary rapper Megan Thee Stallion's dress at the Billboard Music Awards on May 15, and we are NOT talking about English model/actor/former Taylor Swift-friend squad member Cara Delevingne. We are talking about the woman who, last Sunday night, took home top rap female artist for the second time...Read more

Kendra Scott, already a destination for brides, adds engagement rings

The Texas entrepreneur is in expansion mode, adding watches and fraternity and sorority jewelry as well.

DALLAS — Kendra Scott is now a full-fledged jewelry store. The Texas jeweler said Monday that it’s adding a big category missing from its lineup: wedding engagement rings.

The addition of engagement rings comes just a month ...Read more

Under Armour looks to ‘Career Combine,’ other diversity efforts, to shape future workforce

BALTIMORE -- Under Armour looked no farther than its own Baltimore backyard to launch what it considers a key piece of a sweeping global initiative designed to break down barriers limiting access to sports.

In an effort to attract a more diverse workforce, Under Armour debuted a career preparation program at Morgan State University, just 8 ...Read more

Vogue magazine asks historic pub to consider name change: report

A pair of pub operators in the south west English town of Vogue said they were surprised to receive a letter from the world’s most popular fashion magazine claiming there could be “problems.”

Mark and Rachel Graham, who run the Star Inn at Vogue since 2005, showed the BBC a legal letter from Vogue magazine publisher Condé Nast, stating ...Read more

Answer Angel: What to wear to the office?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I’ve always had trouble figuring out what to wear to the office every day. So, working from home during COVID-19 has been a big relief. I could just roll out of bed and g­­­o to work without stressing about my clothes. Now, the whole what-to-wear issue is back since I have to the office. I’m tempted to go the ...Read more

Pandemic unleashes a tsunami of weddings

MINNEAPOLIS — For the 16 years that she's owned Lasting Impressions Weddings, Sarah Trotter has counseled her clients to be flexible when picking a date for their nuptials. She's still offering that advice, although this year it has a taken on a whole new dimension.

Be flexible about the day of the week. Be flexible about the time of day. Be ...Read more

Answer Angel: Tips to hide a tattoo

Dear Answer Ellen Angel: I have a large ankle tattoo that I plan to eventually remove. However, I would like to wear flats this summer for work, which although has a relaxed atmosphere is fairly conservative. I’m looking for opaque nude-colored socks that are thin enough to wear with flats yet still provide coverage. I do not have time or ...Read more

Rapper Jack Harlow’s star shines bright on Kentucky Derby celebrity red carpet

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby was back to full capacity for the first time since 2019 and one celebrity shined the brightest on the red carpet: a 24-year-old, Grammy-nominated rapper from Louisville.

Jack Harlow got the loudest screams from fans that lined the red carpet at Churchill Downs. The rapper was at the track to make the “...Read more

Derby Day brings fashionistas to Minnesota's Canterbury Park

This year, a runway fashion show joined Minnesota's largest Kentucky Derby party.

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Canterbury Park's Kentucky Derby viewing party has long brought together horse-racing fanatics and clothing connoisseurs — and those who wouldn't know a filly from a fascinator, but wanted to share in the Southern fun.

This year, ...Read more

Star Wars bootlegs and ‘KFC-3PO’ art: Kentucky toy store deals in one-of-a-kind weirdness

COVINGTON, Ky. — A Northern Kentucky suburb of Cincinnati is home to a unique toy store that celebrates the defunct Ohio toy company that helped put action figures on the map.

Earth to Kentucky sits at the corner of Main Street and W 9th Street just three miles south of the ...Read more

Sunday Best: Will Margot Robbie be ‘perfect enough’ as Barbie in Greta Gerwig

The first live-action “Barbie” movie isn’t slated to come out until next summer, but has generated an outsize amount of buzz. It’s going to be written and directed by “Little Women” director Greta Gerwig. It seems like everyone and their sister is in this movie, from Ryan Gosling as Ken, to Michael Cera, Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, ...Read more

Laura Yuen: Why I embraced the Zoom beauty boom and got my new brows

MINNEAPOLIS — Maybe she's born with it.

Maybe it's microblading.

Last summer when I was relaxing on a beach at Cedar Lake with my friend Jamie, I became entranced by her thick, sculpted eyebrows. I figured I simply had never noticed how blessed was she, so I praised those bad boys. "You have amazing eyebrows."

"Thanks," ...Read more

Kim Kardashian shimmers in dress Marilyn Monroe wore for JFK’s 1962 birthday party

NEW YORK — Sixty years later, gentlemen still prefer blondes.

Kim Kardashian was the last to arrive on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Anna Wintour-helmed fund-raising event.

And she didn’t disappoint on the Met Gala’s red carpet – channeling Marilyn Monroe, complete with blond hair and a dress owned by the late ...Read more

Answer Angel: Fixing those maddening jewelry clasps

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Do you have any advice for an uncoordinated person to deal with those tiny clasps on necklaces and bracelets? My nemesis is the jewelry with the most common clasps. They require the wearer to pull back a small latch to open the ring and to then “thread” a circular piece onto the opened ring. None of my jewelry is ...Read more

3 skin care tips to soothe rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes facial flushing and redness. Symptoms of the skin condition may also include swollen bumps, visible veins and thickened skin on the nose, according to Mayo Clinic.

Although there is no cure for rosacea, treatment can control and alleviate the symptoms. Try these skin care tips from Everyday Health ...Read more

Answer Angel: AirPod loss prevention tips

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I received a gift of AirPods Pro for a recent birthday and rather than enhancing my exercise regimen with worry-free listening, my left pod keeps falling out of my ear. This happened once while running outdoors and I didn’t even notice I was missing it until somebody came running after me to hand it back to me. These...Read more