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2020’s best for new couples

When Justin Bieber said “I do” to Hailey Baldwin, he decided to gift himself. He flashed a yellow-gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch on Instagram worth roughly $50,000.

When Angelina Jolie tied the knot with Brad Pitt, she presented him with a 1952 Patek Philippe platinum chronometer worth as much as $4 million.

Queen Elizabeth II also clocked in with the perfect wedding present. She gave Princess Diana an elegant Vacheron Constantin diamond bracelet watch to mark her marriage to Prince Charles — the same timepiece the queen received as a gift on her own wedding day in 1947.

But it’s not just celebrities who rely on watches to get them to the church on time. Keepsake pieces (from your parents, your partner or yourself) have become a popular wedding present across income levels, according to Paul Boutros, head of watches for the Americas at auction house Phillips.

“With so

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fashion

It Looks Like Kendall Jenner Is a Fan of 2020’s Most Popular Fashion Trend

The Mega Agency

Welcome to the new Look of the Day, where we comb through every celebrity outfit from the past 24 hours and feature the single most conversation-worthy ensemble. Love it, leave it, or shop the whole thing below.

If you’ve been easing your way back into actual clothes — AKA stuff that doesn’t involve the words “stretchy,” “sweat,” or “pajama-like” — perhaps Kendall Jenner can serve as some inspiration. The model seemed to find the best of both worlds on Monday night as she grabbed dinner at Nobu in Malibu. While her oversized Mango jacket looked both cute and cozy, she spiced up the look with the help of a slightly sheer, cropped T-shirt and some cream leather pants.

Still, it was impossible for our eyes not to lock in on Jenner’s bold footwear choice. While most of the world is still finding comfort in UGG boots and

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fashion

How Politicians Became 2020’s Biggest Fashion Influencers

Photo credit: JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES; JARED SOARES; AP/SHUTTERSTOCK.
Photo credit: JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES; JARED SOARES; AP/SHUTTERSTOCK.

From ELLE

It seems like several lifetimes ago that Michelle Obama shocked a public steeped in couture-clad First Ladies by rotating through a kaleidoscope of young designers—Thakoon and Jason Wu among them. In her Netflix documentary Becoming, Obama addresses the pressures that caused her to embrace clothing as part of her messaging. “Fashion for a woman still predominates how people view you, and that’s not fair, that’s not right. But it’s true,”she says. With her choices, Obama moved the needle, proving it’s possible to be a woman of substance and intelligence and still love style.

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan
Photo credit: Justin Sullivan

Now we have a vice-presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, who wields fashion choices like weapons in her arsenal. There was her denim jacket of rainbow colors, worn to celebrate Pride in 2019, with symbolism so clear she needn’t have uttered a word. She signals

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women

How 2020’s Pandemic And Election Are Impacting Women’s Small Business

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, meaning this is the time we should be celebrating the success and accomplishments of women business owners everywhere. But this October, small business owners are feeling anything but celebratory. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on businesses of all size, and women owners are feeling the devastation of COVID-19.

A recent study of 522 women small business owners across the 15 most populous states found 54% feared they’d have to close their doors for good because of COVID-19.

The study, commissioned by Groupon and conducted by OnePoll, aimed to understand how women small business owners are meeting the challenges COVID-19 presents. Not surprisingly, 75% of women-owned small businesses have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. A fifth said they either plan to or already

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jewelry

2020’s Top Jewelry Trends Are All About Drama, So Layer Up

While some look to the runways to see what all the models are wearing on their bodies, I’m more interested in what they’ve got on their ears. And on their fingers, and around their necks—do you see where I’m going with this? Earrings, rings and necklaces are the keys to my heart, and lucky for me, all the 2020 jewelry trends are full-on obsession-worthy.

Designers like Christian Siriano made a case for chunky, punk-inspired chains, while others, like Ulla Johnson and Zimmermann, showed off more playful looks like fun mismatched earrings and charm necklaces, respectively. There’s no shortage of statement jewelry calling my name this season, and I can’t wait to pair all these trends with cozy fall and winter ensembles.

One of the best parts about jewelry is that it has the ability to elevate any outfit. Wearing a white tee and jeans? Add a chunky gold chain necklace

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fashion

Meet Prize Fest 2020’s film, food, fashion, and music competitors

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Film Prize 2018 Top 20 Announcement Party Friday evening at the Robinson Film Center.

Shreveport Times

Prize Fest 2020 returns with its first all-virtual event series running Oct. 2-11.

Prize Fest encompasses the flagship event Louisiana Film Prize and its counterparts Music Prize, Food Prize, and Fashion Prize. The series is presented by the Prize Foundation, whose mission is “to educate, energize, and incentivize the local creative community and stimulate the northwest Louisiana economy.”

The event showcases the talents of the finalists who have much to gain from gaining new fans and followers to the grand prize cash awards at stake.

Prize Fest 2020 will be presented as an all-virtual festival Oct. 2-11, 2020. (Photo: Courtesy Photo/Prize Fest)

The audience gets to go along on their journey as viewers, and the virtual experience offers interactive and engaging elements to put them right in the action.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused

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fashion

Gucci’s Star-Studded Men’s Tailoring Campaign Upturns 2020’s ‘Predictable’ Fashion Scene

Gucci is a byword for luxury. The almost century-old brand has a long and storied history of fashion innovation, and under current men’s creative director Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s supremacy in the world of luxury fashion has been catapulted to new heights.

Michele’s brought a unique ‘geek chic’ vibe to the house, unearthing the kitschiest and wildest fashion trends of the 70s and applying a youthful, iconoclastic edge. Another feature of modern Gucci menswear has been its willingness to blur gender boundaries – celebrities like Harry Styles and Jared Leto pushing androgyny to the forefront of the public consciousness.

Gucci’s latest tailoring campaign charts a different course, however. The irreverent retro aesthetic that’s become a trademark of the brand remains stronger than ever, but Gucci has surprised fashion fans by unveiling a suite of incredibly masculine, eminently wearable suiting – and getting some of the music’s most fashionable (and talented) figures

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