Two Fashion Designers on Staying Inspired and Independent

For the Taking the Lead series, we asked leaders in various fields to share insights on what they’ve learned and what lies ahead. When Christopher John Rogers was an aspiring designer in middle school in Louisiana, he came across the work of the Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. One runway collection in particular, with… Continue reading Two Fashion Designers on Staying Inspired and Independent

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Pants Recovered From Shipwreck Sell for $114,000 at Auction

A pair of work pants that sold for $114,000 at an auction this month after being pulled from an 1857 shipwreck could be an early version of Levi Strauss jeans, auction officials said, though a historian for the company said that was “speculation.” The Holabird Western Americana Collections auction on Dec. 3 showcased 270 items… Continue reading Pants Recovered From Shipwreck Sell for $114,000 at Auction

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Bella Thorne Gets Into Jewelry

Bella Thorne, the actress, musician, author and entrepreneur, had “been wanting to get into jewelry for a long time,” she said in a recent video interview from her home in Los Angeles. So on her birthday, Oct. 8, she debuted Thorne, a brand she said had been three years in the making and was a… Continue reading Bella Thorne Gets Into Jewelry

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Day 11: Why Do We Drink These Holiday Cocktails Every Year?

“I have never quite been satisfied with holiday drinks as I have known them,” wrote Amanda Hesser in the Times in 2000 — a familiar sentiment to anyone who’s encountered the usual suspects among seasonal cocktails. Every December, they return, like familiar characters in a well-worn novel: eggnog, wassail, mulled wine, glogg, Tom & Jerry.… Continue reading Day 11: Why Do We Drink These Holiday Cocktails Every Year?

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What Makes Jewelry Valuable? The Gold or the Artistry?

In London, Louisa Guinness Gallery collaborates with contemporary artists to create limited-edition jewelry, continuing the concept of art jewelry as established in the mid-20th century by the sculptors Alexander Calder and Claude Lalanne. Ms. Guinness’s gallery sells their own, along with pieces in silver, copper, porcelain, polyamide, glass and crystal as well as in gold… Continue reading What Makes Jewelry Valuable? The Gold or the Artistry?

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Keeping Up With the Windsors

A beaming Prince Harry stepped onto the red carpet in a navy suit and matching tie. His wife, Meghan Markle, wore an off-the-shoulder white dress by Louis Vuitton. Ahead of being honored on Tuesday for “their unwavering commitment to social change” at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Awards in New York… Continue reading Keeping Up With the Windsors

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Winning the Long Game in Love

Still, the two spent the next summer together and continued to casually date. They broke up when she left for school — Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., from which she graduated cum laude, with a degree in communications. [Click here to binge read this week’s featured couples.] In 2017, during Easter break, they ran into… Continue reading Winning the Long Game in Love

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Looking for a House in This Tight Market? Consider an Octagon.

Buildings were more visually appealing when they were round, like fruit, Mr. Fowler maintained. In his 1848 book, “The Octagon House: A Home for All,” he wrote: “The more acute the angle, the less beautiful; but the more the angle approaches the circle, the more beautiful.” Because round houses were expensive to build, Mr. Fowler… Continue reading Looking for a House in This Tight Market? Consider an Octagon.

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They Found Love in an Elevator

Though Ms. Love was ready to leave the modeling industry then, it took her another three years to do so, and Mr. Platt’s support proved crucial. “My whole life has been about how I look, and he sees past that,” Ms. Love said. Ms. Love was born in Tarrytown, N.Y., and moved to Miami when… Continue reading They Found Love in an Elevator

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Her Fictitious ‘Remember Me’ Email Sparked a Real Connection

In July 2013, Emily Erin Todebush wrote Garrett Odhiambo Arwa an email pretending they knew each other. “I said, ‘Hey, you might not remember me, but we worked together on the Obama campaign,’” she said. She hadn’t completely made it up: In August 2012, Ms. Todebush, then a volunteer field organizer for Mr. Obama’s presidential… Continue reading Her Fictitious ‘Remember Me’ Email Sparked a Real Connection

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Can The Daily Wire Turn Nashville Into Hollywood for Conservatives?

The Daily Wire has 5.4 million followers across its official TikTok accounts and those belonging to its stars, according to the company, and 17 million followers across the same Instagram accounts. It “really gets how media works in the era of social media,” said Ms. Drennen, resulting in “an alternative reality media universe for conservatives.”… Continue reading Can The Daily Wire Turn Nashville Into Hollywood for Conservatives?

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