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Answer Angel: Flattering fitting rooms?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have a question about store fitting rooms: Why do I look better in them when I’m trying on clothes? Are the mirrors and lighting designed to make a person look thinner/better? I find that when I take the clothes back home, in many cases they are not as flattering as when I first tried them on. This results in my ...Read more

Ann Lowe exhibit honors the American fashion designer high society often kept hidden

Roses were Ann Lowe’s signature flower. But their delicate petals don’t quite represent the largesse of the early 20th century Black couturier responsible for the picturesque gown Jacqueline Bouvier wore the day she married Sen. John F. Kennedy.

Hence, Alexandra Deutsch, director of collections at Winterthur Museum in Winterthur, Delaware, ...Read more

Target to sell exclusive line of Kendra Scott jewelry, hoping to stoke fallen sales

The collection will include more than 200 pieces with prices starting at $15 and the majority of items under $40.

MINNEAPOLIS — Starting this fall, Target shoppers won't have to go to the mall to snag Kendra Scott jewelry or accessories.

The Minneapolis retailer is partnering with the jewelry brand to offer exclusive designs only ...Read more

Starbucks is giving away free drinks every Thursday this month

The offer can only be redeemed once per week, and cannot be used on drinks that cost more than $10

Coffee lovers can enjoy a buy-one-get-one promotion at their local Starbucks every Thursday this September.

In honor of pumpkin spice season, the popular coffee chain is treating its customers. To take advantage of the promotion, ...Read more

Giorgio Armani shows a different side at latest fashion show in Venice

Sunday Best

Giorgio Armani, 89 years old and still creating, presented a one-night-only fashion show last weekend in honor of the 80th anniversary of the Venice Film Festival. It was a romantic, whimsical collection, full of ruffs and harlequin prints and sweeping skirts, and maybe not what we'd expect from a designer known for elegant...Read more

Baltimore designer Bishme Cromartie is the winner of ‘Project Runway All Stars’

Baltimore fashion designer Bishme Cromartie was named the winner of Bravo’s “Project Runway All Stars” Thursday night.

Cromartie, competing against two other designers — Brittany Allen and Laurence Basse — in the season finale of the reality TV series, wins a $250,000 prize, a mentorship with the Council of Fashion Designers of ...Read more

Answer Angel: Brightening vintage T-shirts

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I’ve just started collecting vintage band concert T-shirts I find online and in thrift stores. The problem is many of the white ones from the last 30 years or so are dingy gray/yellowish from age and use. Is there any way to brighten them up? My regular clothes-washing techniques are not up to the job.

— Tyler P. ...Read more

Designer shocked Taylor Swift wore her gowns on Eras Tour, found out on social media

The designer behind three of Taylor Swift’s now-famed Eras Tour gowns had no clue her creations would be homeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-2875318">Read more

The hats in Season 2 of 'The Gilded Age' are ready for their close-up

Sunday Best

A lot of us have been waiting for this one, right? "The Gilded Age," "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes' soapy but delightful drama set in 1880s New York, returns for a second season on Max (formerly HBO Max) on Oct. 29. The new season will feature consternation over a box at the Academy of Music (...Read more

What to do before ‘I do.’ Tips from experts for planning the perfect wedding day

Your partner has popped the big question — now you are engaged! And with that answer and commitment comes hundreds of other questions and commitments to make your upcoming wedding day one to remember.

Couples can often feel overwhelmed when it comes to planning their nuptials, according to hospitality experts and wedding planners. But they ...Read more

Answer Angel: Brow blues

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have snow-white hair and my eyebrows are white also. I cannot find a good eyebrow pencil or brush that isn’t too dark for my very light complexion and white hair. Do you have any ideas what I might be able to use?

— Carol P.

Dear Carol: The right eyebrow color for those of us with blond, white or gray hair is a...Read more

Answer Angel: Blanket or throw?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Can you explain to me the difference between a blanket and a throw? An afghan and a quilt? A bedspread and a duvet and a comforter? They all seem about the same thing to me. I recently received a birthday gift which, when I opened it, my friend said, “I thought this throw would look pretty with your couch.” It ...Read more

Gucci opens its largest Texas boutique in Dallas’ NorthPark Center

DALLAS — The long-awaited Gucci store opened Friday at NorthPark Center in its new 12,000-square-foot space and becomes the largest of six locations in Texas and one of Gucci’s 10 largest in the U.S....Read more

Browse women’s clothing through the years at the Museum of Vancouver

Sunday Best

Should you feel a need to see some glorious historical frocks — and why wouldn’t you? — head on up to Vancouver, B.C., one of these weekends and check out the exhibit “Dressed for History: Why Costume Collections Matter” at the Museum of Vancouver. Culled from local collectors, the exhibit features dozens of ...Read more

4 lunchboxes that are perfect for nurses

When it comes to working a long shift, having something tasty — and healthy — for lunch can make all the difference. And that means having a good lunch box to store it in.

According to homeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-2871767">Read more

Will your Winn-Dixie card work when Aldi takes over? What the deal means for shoppers

Aldi is about to swallow Winn-Dixie — and that will mean some changes for customers.

The discount grocery chain Aldi, with a growing presence in South Florida, announced last week that it plans to acquire the more traditional Winn-Dixie and its ...Read more

Answer Angel: Casual theater looks?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I recently spent over $100 apiece on theater tickets for a show that had received rave reviews. I dressed appropriately (I thought) in heels and a good dress. I was stunned that so many women came to the show in T-shirts, shredded jeans, gym shoes and even short shorts. Most men were in some version of those casual ...Read more

'It's more affordable': How back-to-school shoppers seek discount options as inflation drives up costs

PITTSBURGH — Jackie Kellogg and her two children went to Plato's Closet, a secondhand store of gently used clothing, to find clothes for the school year.

She said she liked the "different styles and options for a better price" that the discount retailer offers, but that there was a more pragmatic reason she went.

"It's mostly ...Read more

Answer Angel: Polka dots for all!

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I am a grown woman — inching toward 40 — who just loves polka dots. My question is: Am I too old to wear polka dots? I don’t want to look like a cartoon character.

— Olivia J.

Dear Olivia: You’re never too old for polka dots! Just last week I added a pair of white-on-black polka dot wide-leg Zara pants from...Read more

A look at Timothée Chalamet's sweet style in 'Wonka'

Sunday Best

Ever wondered what Willy Wonka, of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," was like as a young man? We'll find out in December, in the movie "Wonka," starring Timothée Chalamet and directed by Paul King (who made the delightful "Paddington" movies). The costumes are designed by Lindy...Read more