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The Trends Of Paris Fashion Week Were A Marriage Of Beauty And Function

Paris Fashion Week is always the apex of fashion month, with its next-level street style, unparalleled lineup of runway shows, and celebrity-packed front rows. And while international travel limitations may have resulted in some of its usual crowd being forced to watch from home, for the most part, COVID-19 didn’t hinder fashion from taking over the French capital this week with trends just as standout as years past. 

At Rick Owens, Marine Serre, Rokh, Maison Margiela, and more, the bleakness of the last seven months was transformed into something beautiful. Big shoulders, face coverings, and gothic colors, silhouettes, and backgrounds made for fashion that was an escape. Not an escape from reality (after all, our reality is pretty dark right now), but rather, an escape from the faux normalcy that so many designers have been pushing for this season. 

On a lighter note, lockdown trends continued to show face, just

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Cynthia Bailey defends having 250 guests at wedding despite COVID-19

The reality star is and her fiancé Mike Hill are still planning to have a large wedding this weekend

Planning a wedding during a global pandemic is difficult for most brides, but this week Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey raised some eyebrows when it was reported that she had 250 confirmed guests for her nuptials this upcoming weekend.

Monday, the model and reality star made a remote appearance on Extra where she divulged that she and fiancé Mike Hill are still going full steam ahead with their “large wedding” in a few days.

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“Weddings are stressful. For me, the most stress for Mike and I is making sure we are not only following the COVID-19 rules and regulations, but also putting people in place to enforce them,” she explained.

“We’re having a large wedding.

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Jane Fonda calls coronavirus ‘God’s gift to the left’

Actress and progressive activist Jane Fonda said in a video posted Tuesday that the coronavirus is “God’s gift to the left,” arguing the pandemic has revealed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump and Biden’s plans would both add to the debt, analysis finds Trump says he will back specific relief measures hours after halting talks Trump lashes out at FDA over vaccine guidelines MORE‘s true character.

“I just think COVID is God’s gift to the left,” the Academy Award winner said, laughing after she made the remark. “That’s a terrible thing to say. I think it was a very difficult thing to send down to us, but it has ripped the Band-Aid off who he [Trump] is and what he stands for and what is being done to average people and working people in this country.”

“We can see it now, people who couldn’t see it before, you know, they

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As Harris Prepares for Pence Debate, Asian American Women Pay Tribute to Their Immigrant Mothers, Grandmothers

As Democratic nominee Kamala Harris takes the debate stage tonight against Vice President Mike Pence, Asian American Pacific Islanders across the nation are showing support for Harris by tweeting images and the stories of their mothers and grandmothers.

Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, made headlines in August after being selected as Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, making her not only the first Black women to be on a major party’s ticket, but the first Asian American woman, too.

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), running mate of Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden, attends a coronavirus briefing at a makeshift studio at the Hotel DuPont on August 13, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. As Harris takes the debate stage tonight, Asian American Pacific Islanders across the nation are showing support for Harris by tweeting images and the stories of their mothers and grandmothers.
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Women experience anxiety when shopping for these types of clothes [Video]

Half of American women experience anxiety when shopping for new clothes, according to new research.

The survey asked 2,000 American women about their confidence and just how often shopping can take a hit on their confidence.

Four in 10 women shared that they hate shopping for new clothes and with some of the most common experiences they have, it’s no surprise.

Thirteen percent of women polled said they’ve had such a difficult time during a shopping trip, they’ve shed a tear in the changing room.

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of True&Co, the survey also found that a further two in 10 women surveyed even shared they’ve felt judged by a salesperson.

The survey found that the most stressful clothing items to shop for in-person included bras, jeans and swimsuits.

Respondents also shared that their clothing shopping struggles have transferred to the online marketplace as well – with 14% of

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Astronaut chooses daughter’s wedding over space test flight

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In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo made available by NASA, Commercial Crew Program & Boeing Crew Flight Test astronauts Butch Wilmore, left, and Chris Ferguson participate in a flight control simulation for a Boeing CST-100 Starliner capsule at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, Ferguson removed himself from the first Starliner crew, citing his daughter’s wedding in 2021. He has been replaced on the crew by Wilmore.

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The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight has pulled himself off the crew so he’s on Earth — not at the International Space Station — for his daughter’s wedding next year.

It’s the second crew switch for Boeing’s Starliner capsule, grounded until the end of this year or early next because of software problems encountered during the first test flight last December.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson announced his decision Wednesday. Last year,

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2019 holiday gift guide: The swanky edition

No matter how picky, quirky, fancy or eclectic the person on your list is, our holiday gift guide will have something for everyone.



a living room with a couch and a chair: Sukhadas abstract paintings are the perfect gift for the home.


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Sukhadas abstract paintings are the perfect gift for the home.

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Gift them with abstract artwork from Sukhada Mishra, who is a research engineer at Intel Corporation by day and talented artist by nights and weekends.  At the age of 5, Sukhada was diagnosed with vitiligo, a skin condition involving discoloration of the skin, which enhanced her awareness of colors and patterns from an early age.  Sukhada expresses her emotions through her artwork using vibrant hues and inspiration from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. www.sukhadapaintings.com.

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Quinn Cashmere sweaters are the ultimate luxe gift for that special someone.  With classic styles for both men and women, Quinn uses the

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AR-15-style rifle mass shooting unlicensed gun dealer

For years, Marcus Braziel took his customers at their word when they showed up with wads of cash to buy one of the customized AR-15-style rifles he advertised for sale on the internet.



a close up of a weapon: The AR-15-style rifle sold by an unlicensed gun dealer and used in a mass shooting last year.


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The AR-15-style rifle sold by an unlicensed gun dealer and used in a mass shooting last year.

If they said there was no legal reason to prevent them from owning a gun, Braziel said, that was good enough for him. He saw no need for obtaining a license and conducting formal criminal background checks.

But that was before federal agents showed up at his door in Lubbock, Texas, and told him they’d traced one of his weapons to a mass shooter.

“I wanted to vomit,” Braziel recalled in an exclusive interview with CNN. “My life has not been the same since. I will be forever sorry.”

Braziel, 45, pleaded guilty Wednesday in

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Elon Musk confirms Tesla’s new structural battery and cells are first going to Model Y at Giga Berlin

Elon Musk has confirmed Tesla’s new structural battery design, and 4680 cells are first going to Model Y, which will be produced at Gigafactory Berlin next year.

We already had a good idea it was happening since Musk teased that Tesla will introduce a “core structural design change” with Model Y produced in Germany, but it’s not confirmed.

The CEO confirmed on Twitter that the new structural battery pack technology will be first implemented in Berlin:

Berlin will use 4680 cell with structural battery pack and front & rear single-piece castings. Also, a new paint system.

Tesla plans to first start Model Y production at Gigafactory Berlin during the second half of 2021.

Musk added that he believes it will take about two years:

Lot of new technology will happen in Berlin, which means significant production risk. Fremont & Shanghai will transition in ~2 years when new tech is proven.

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The Black Scientists, Doctors, and Entrepreneurs Changing The Beauty Industry

In a moment marked by frank cultural conversations about race, identity, and representation, cosmetic companies have responded by revamping their approaches to address audiences that the industry has for too long ignored and underserved. In 2017, Lancôme expanded its Teint Idole Ultra Range to 40 shades, famously followed by Fenty Beauty—and that number has now become a benchmark. But creating makeup in a greater diversity of skin tones is just the tip of the iceberg in an industry-wide transformation that’s been more than a decade in the making.

The real story lies in part with Balanda Atis, a Black cosmetic chemist and head of L’Oréal USA’s Multicultural Beauty Lab. In 2007, Atis knew that the foundation category for women of color was lacking, so she and her team set out on an international tour of 57 countries to collect data on the tonal composition of skin of color. “We used

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