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“Shōzoku”: The Shintō Vestments

The <i>shōzoku</i> (traditional vestments) worn by Shintō priests are quite distinctive in their design. They reflect a court style that originated in …

Brother Vellies Founder Aurora James’s Guide to Morocco

Where the fashion designer eats, stays, and shops in Marrakech<p>It's rare that a fashion brand has such deep philanthropic roots as those of Brother Vellies. The accessories company, helmed by founder and creative director Aurora James, sells beautiful and sustainable high-end footwear and handbags …

14 Simple Shibori Projects To DIY This Summer

Tie-dye is all grown up and back in our homes. Long gone are the rainbow hues that are admittedly more boho than chic. Here to stay are the subdued, …

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a difference between being rich and having wealth.<p>Wealth is the abundance of something in such surplus that no conditions can destroy it. Making a lot of money is one thing, getting rich another. Creating wealth, well, that’s …

Hundreds head to downtown L.A. for nation's largest gathering for multiracial people

Their eyes shimmered with tears when embracing the "others."<p>But this gathering -- the nation's largest for multiracial people held Friday and Saturday in downtown's Little Tokyo -- would not be graced with sadness.<p>"We're here to celebrate. You look around you, you see not only your identity, but …

African-American News

Outdoor Mini Mats with Pockets

The indoor variety of this project if often called a "mug rug." It's simply a small placemat to hold just a few items, such as a mug of tea and a …

Handy

A Brief And Stunning Visual History Of The Kimono

How the iconic Japonisme garment evolved from the 8th century to present day.<p>A kimono -- literally translated as "the thing worn" -- is a traditional Japanese garment defined by its straight seams, "T" shape, and intense decorative detail. Although it's been in existence since the late eighth …

Japan

5 Pieces, 30 Outfits: Vetta Offers The Ultimate Eco-Capsule Collection

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Eco Fashion

10 Steps to Starting a Fashion Blog

One of the most covered topics in the blogging world is fashion. These days, it seems that almost anyone who has even the slightest bit of interest …

Fashion Blog

Why Are Bras Expensive

Actually, a ​lot​ of reasons.<p>Lingerie is expensive. In a world where you can buy a T-shirt for $4, a pair of jeans for $8, and shoes for $12, a $60 bra seems downright unreasonable. How in the world can such a tiny piece of clothing cost so much? While in some ways, lingerie has never been more …

Tokyo dressmaker crafts gorgeous wedding gowns from old kimono fabric 【Photos】

Can’t choose between <b>wearing a dress or a kimono at your wedding</b>? Thanks to this Tokyo-based garment maker, you don’t entirely have to.<p>Planning a …

Oscars 2016: What a Celebrity Stylist Really Does on the Big Day

Go behind-the-scenes with the celebrity stylist Cristina Erlich responsible for dressing Brie Larson, Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling and Ashley Greene at the 2016 Oscars.

70 Money Skills Everyone Must Know

<b>Learning the art of saying no</b> – No to going out, no to buying that thing, no to a time commitment, etc. Learning to say NO is huge, it'll save you a …

Personal Finance

Spring/Summer 2016 Trend: Boho Dresses

Next summer is set to see long dresses and flowing skirts that rustle with the slightest hint of wind, with trends leaning towards lightweight, …

Do What You Love And The Money Will Surely Follow, Right? No, Not Right

When I was locked in my unhappy corporate career, I dreamed for years of getting out and doing something I was deeply passionate about that felt meaningful and purposeful. But figuring out how to do that on my own seemed impossible. Trying to identify natural talents that I loved to use and then …

Entrepreneurship

Leesa Evans Shares Her 9 Most Memorable Film Wardrobes

From Clueless to Trainwreck to Zoolander 2, the costume designer speaks about her most bizarre wardrobe moments yet.<p>If you've seen a movie directed by Judd Apatow in recent years, then you're familiar with the work of costume designer and stylist Leesa Evans. "He relies on me for the fashion …

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Chemistry

[SF/F/H Link Post] Peter Watts on Vulcan Ethics; Superhero Sex Scenes; How to Design SciFi Clothes; Spock Cosplay

<b>Interviews & Profiles</b><p>My Bookish Ways interviews PJ Manney.<br>• Uncanny Magazine interviews E. Lily Yu.<br>• Lightspeed Magazine interviews Liz …

9 Must-Read Books For Breaking Into The Fashion Industry

The most helpful books to read before embarking upon your fashion career.<p>The fashion industry remains a sought-after one to seek gainful employment—from design to editing, public relations and beyond. But before you can enter one of its bastions of style for full-time work, it's best to learn the …

12 Style Blogger Tricks Worth Taking to Your Closet

Nothing makes us feel more put together than when our #OOTD is on point. But while we love a good fashion trend, sometimes it can be challenging to borrow style tips from some of our favorite famous fashionistas and incorporate them into our own everyday style. That’s why we love all those amazing …

5 Under-The-Radar Style Magazines To Feed Your Inner Fashion Nerd

Photot credit: Gosheshe/Flickr<p>Flipping through fashion magazines is a favorite pastime for any style lover, but there's more to industry coverage than just the latest runway collections or beauty treatments. Readers want thoughtful essays and rich storytelling that prove fashion is more than just …

What's in Your Heart to Say?

<i>The Practice:</i><p>Speak truly.<p><i>Why?</i><p>It's been said that the most powerful tool for physical health is a fork (or spoon), since the choices you make with it determine the good or bad things you put into your body.<p>In the same way, perhaps the most powerful tool for your mental health -- and certainly for …

Why 'Backup Plans' Are a Deadly Poison to Your Dreams

They are going to sling it in your direction. They are going to spit it in your face, pour it in a glass and serve it to you, hoping you will chase it down with a smile on your face. Whether or not you swallow it, though, is your decision. No one can force you to drink their poison. No one can …

The Process of Forming a Paradigm

<b>Who we are, what we do and whatever we become is within our control.</b><p>Some people simply do not know this. They believe that we are controlled by outside events. The truth is that we control the events around us through our thoughts, actions and choices.<p>Why do we believe so strongly that outside …

'The Hiromi Ichida Collection: Visiting the World of Costumes'

<b>May 30-July 20</b><p>Fashion critic Hiromi Ichida has collected traditional folk costumes from more than 100 countries as part of her research into ethnic …

Building Costumes For The Gritty World Of “Gotham”: An Interview With Lisa Padovani

By: Marjorie Galas<p>A three-piece suit is not meant to be dragged across the pavement or gruffly manhandled. Well-dressed male lead Oswald Cobblepot, …

The Money Meditation (for manifesting financial abundance)

When to toss those financial documents

If you haven’t already opted to go paperless, you might be swimming in a flood of receipts, bills, pay stubs, tax forms, and other financial …

Limpet Teeth Are Nature's Strongest Material

So long, spider silk<p>Spider silk had a good run as nature’s strongest material. But recently, limpet teeth--made of mineral nanofibers--were found to be up to five times stronger. Asa Barber, an engineering professor at the University of Portsmouth in England, measured the stretching force needed to …

Engineering