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  • That Dress Is So Preschool
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-26_um_14.11.00 2012-04-26 12:12:23 UTC
    ONE morning in the fall of 1956, in a salon at 12 East 57th Street, the eminent American couturier Charles James presented his first children’s-wear line to a group of editors that included Diana Vreeland. Sherry and cookies were served, and with ...
  • Bottega Veneta latest label to offer personalized fashion
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-26_um_14.07.06 2012-04-26 12:05:26 UTC
    Bottega Veneta is the latest fashion house to venture into the realm of personalization, with the launch of a bespoke service allowing shoppers to adorn the latest accessories collection with their initials. Available through the brand’s e-comm...
  • Techno-chic: This season’s must-have tablet sleeves
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-26_um_13.56.54 2012-04-26 12:04:02 UTC
    Since the latest iPad’s international debut last month, tablet fever has been firmly in the air and luckily for fashionistas some of the world’s biggest fashion brands are on hand to offer an array of elegant carriers. For ladies or gents wanti...
  • Nicole Richie: H&M 'Fashion Star' Celebration with John Varvatos!
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-26_um_13.37.06 2012-04-26 11:33:43 UTC
    Nicole Richie strikes a pose at the Fashion Star Celebration held at the H&M flagship store on Tuesday (April 24) in New York City. The 30-year-old fashionista was joined by fellow mentor, designer John Varvatos, and H&M’s communication directo...
  • 8 Ultra-Inclusive Resorts For The 1 Percent (PHOTOS)
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-26_um_20.31.14 2012-04-26 18:55:31 UTC
    - - There are luxury resorts (Four Seasons, Aman and their ilk), and then there are the ultra-luxury ones. What's the difference? The ultras are even more exclusive, pride themselves on highly individualized service and are seldom larger ...
  • Looking for a few good boomers to help others
    Caregiver-dressing-senior2 2012-04-25 06:27:53 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Local charities and nonprofits are looking for a few good baby boomers — well, lots of them, actually — to roll up their sleeves to help local schools, soup kitchens and others in need. Boomers are attractive volunteers, and i...
  • Metlife, 20 states reach settlement near $500M
    -5a293be18ce5d098 2012-04-23 18:52:49 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — MetLife Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $500 million in a 20-state settlement over allegations it didn't pay life insurance benefits to some of its policyholders. The largest life insurer in the United States said Monday that i...
  • American makes its case against union contracts
    Untitled 2012-04-23 19:05:33 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines argued before a federal bankruptcy judge Monday that its union contracts need to be changed to make the company financially stable. The airline lost more than $10 billion in the decade leading up to its declara...
  • DA: Pa. man hid phone in jail in prosthetic leg
    Jail_cell 2012-04-23 15:12:04 UTC
    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A county detective says a man serving six months in a southwestern Pennsylvania county jail illegally hid a cellphone and charger in his prosthetic leg. Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Greer, of Uniontown, faces a prelim...
  • Kipsang, Keitany of Kenya win London Marathon
    Aleqm5ivf_sfvvzvfhe6ysdk-tpdfig43w 2012-04-22 21:12:47 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Kenyan marathon runners showed their superiority going into the Olympics, with Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany coasting to victory in London on Sunday to virtually assure themselves of selection for the games. Kipsang, the second-...
  • J.K. Rowling's next book: 'The Casual Vacancy'
    Untitled 2012-04-25 04:12:25 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — It may lack wizards and witches, but J.K. Rowling and her publisher are hoping her first novel for adults, "The Casual Vacancy," will have the magic touch. The book's title was announced Thursday by Little, Brown & Co. along with ...
  • SF restaurant known for 'rudest waiter' closing
    Untitled_2 2012-04-21 06:40:32 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 100-year-old Chinese restaurant in San Francisco once known for having "the world's rudest waiter" is slinging its last insults and barbequed pork noodle rolls. Sam Wo, a Chinatown hole-in-the-wall that typified the kind ...
  • Happy? Positive outlook may be good for your heart
    Optimist_use 2013-03-25 03:27:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Be happy — it seems to be good for your heart. Scientists have long known that Type A personalities and people who are chronically angry, anxious or depressed have a higher risk of heart attacks. Now a Harvard review of the...
  • Study suggests breast cancer is clutch of 10 diseases
    Breast_cancer_symptoms 2012-04-18 18:02:27 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists who conducted a major international study into the genetics of breast cancer say they can now classify the disease into 10 subtypes - a finding that points to more accurate, tailored treatment for individual patients ...
  • Baby alive after 12 hours in morgue
    World_news_7-1_jpg_672986a 2012-04-11 15:56:58 UTC
    A woman who insisted on seeing the presumably lifeless body of her premature baby has found the infant alive in the drawer of a hospital morgue. Authorities say the girl had spent 12 hours in the refrigerated room at the Perrando de Resistencia...
  • Claudia Schiffer is a model for ageing well
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-11_um_14.36.20 2012-04-11 12:35:17 UTC
    - CATWALK QUEEN DAZZLES IN GUESS ADS - VETERAN supermodel Claudia Schiffer shows she's still got it in a series of ads for US fashion brand Guess. The 41-year-old beauty looks half her age in the upmarket black-and-white snaps, which see her...
  • Dental x-rays linked to common brain tumor
    Xray_1 2012-04-10 19:16:00 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study suggests people who had certain kinds of dental X-rays in the past may be at an increased risk for meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor in the U.S. The findings cannot prove that radiation ...
  • Green Feet
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-10_um_15.59.05 2012-04-10 13:58:56 UTC
    CHLOE GREEN is set to unveil her debut shoe collection at a glamorous party held at The Arts Club in Mayfair on April 17. The daughter of Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green has named her label CJG after her own initials. The range will arrive in Topsho...
  • New Chapter
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-10_um_15.56.11 2012-04-10 13:56:02 UTC
    VENA CAVA's financial worries have been solved, after the brand signed a licensing and design deal with new backers LF USA - the US counterpart of Hong Kong-based investors Li & Fung Limited. The New York label, which is comprised of friends Lisa ...
  • Has Victoria been giving you tips? David Beckham to become ELLE magazine's FIRST solo male cover star
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-10_um_15.01.27 2012-04-10 20:55:37 UTC
    His wife regularly dominates the covers of the top women's magazines. But it seems that husband David Beckham may be venturing onto her turf. Mail Online can exclusively reveal that the handsome football star - who is as famous off the pitch as...
  • Dior fashion house replaces disgraced artistic director John Galliano
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-10_um_14.41.57 2012-04-10 12:42:08 UTC
    Belgian designer Raf Simons is taking over as artistic director at Christian Dior, the Paris fashion house announced on Monday, ending months of speculation over who would replace his disgraced predecessor, John Galliano. The top design post at...
  • Is high spending on cancer care 'worth it'?
    Cost 2012-04-09 20:08:13 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the United States spending more on healthcare than any other country — $2.5 trillion, or just over $8,000 per capita, in 2009 — the question has long been, is it worth it? At least for spending on cancer, a controversial ...
  • Hospitals pressured to end free baby formula
    Breastfeedingnewborn-537x368 2012-04-09 20:02:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New parents leaving U.S. hospitals often take home a corporate gift along with their babies: a tote bag filled with infant formula. Consumer advocates want to end the giveaways, which they say undermine breastfeeding. In ...
  • Calvin For Macy’s
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-09_um_17.00.16 2012-04-09 14:56:59 UTC
    CALVIN KLEIN creative director Francisco Costa will launch a limited edition collection for Macy's next month, signifying a first- and extensive - foray onto the high street by the American fashion giant. With price points from $135 (£84.40), t...
  • Missing McCartney
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-09_um_16.46.12 2012-04-09 14:45:12 UTC
    IF Linda McCartney was still alive today, it seems her daughter Stella would have plenty to ask her. Almost 15 years on from her mother's death, McCartney still feels the large gap that her mother has left behind. "Losing my mum - that was a pu...