London mayor bans Tube ads that promote unhealthy body image
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London mayor bans Tube ads that promote unhealthy body image

LONDON (AP) — Advertising that promotes an unhealthy body image will be banned on London’s subway network, in a move that signals a backlash against suggestive marketing in public places. Starting next month, Transport for London will not allow ads that cause pressure to conform to “unrealistic or unhealthy body shape,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan … Continue reading

Miranda Lambert closes Pink Pistol boutique in Oklahoma town
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Miranda Lambert closes Pink Pistol boutique in Oklahoma town

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) — Miranda Lambert is closing her Pink Pistol clothing boutique in the tiny Oklahoma town where she and her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, once shared a home. The country singer announced Wednesday that Pink Pistol will reopen later this summer in her hometown of Lindale, Texas. Opened in late 2012, the boutique drew tourists and shoppers … Continue reading

Tokyo museum exhibits Issey Miyake’s constant innovations
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Tokyo museum exhibits Issey Miyake’s constant innovations

TOKYO (AP) — Although he’s behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan, Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Maybe a designer, even a sculptor, but not that frivolous, trend-watching, conspicuous consumption known as fashion. What he has pursued since he started in the 1970s is more timeless. His down-to-earth clothing is meant to … Continue reading

Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil
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Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus, an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton. Around 500 guests, including A-listers Jaden Smith and Catherine Deneuve and fashion royalty flown in from … Continue reading

Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard
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Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard

Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature color and bringing another icon —Stevie Wonder — onstage to sing the classic “Purple Rain” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Sitting atop a purple throne, Madonna kicked off the tribute with a version of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which Prince wrote and Sinead O’Connor recorded. She as … Continue reading

In Cannes’ hit ‘Loving,’ a humble love overpowers racism
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In Cannes’ hit ‘Loving,’ a humble love overpowers racism

CANNES, France (AP) — Jeff Nichols, sitting calmly by the beach, was surprised to notice a curious lack of butterflies amid the usually anxiety-ridden premiere experience at the Cannes Film Festival. His film, “Loving,” is about Richard and Mildred Loving, the Virginia couple whose biracial marriage in 1958 led to a landmark Supreme Court decision … Continue reading

No heels: Julia Roberts walks Cannes red carpet barefoot
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No heels: Julia Roberts walks Cannes red carpet barefoot

CANNES, France (AP) — Julia Roberts ascended the famed red-carpet steps to the Cannes Film Festival barefoot, a year after several women were famously turned away from the festival’s premieres for not wearing high heels. At the premiere of Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” on Thursday, Roberts went shoeless to climb the steps that conclude Cannes’ … Continue reading

Met curator Andrew Bolton, quiet defender of fashion as art
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Met curator Andrew Bolton, quiet defender of fashion as art

NEW YORK (AP) — The opening seconds of the trailer for “The First Monday in May,” the new documentary about the dizzyingly star-studded Met Gala, show pop star Rihanna tossing her fashionablehead in slo-mo as the red-carpet cameras click furiously. Suitably, she sports a glistening tiara. And then suddenly we’re looking at a boyish, bespectacled … Continue reading

British royal couple goes on northeast India safari
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British royal couple goes on northeast India safari

KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, India (AP) — After a night of traditional music and dance, The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, headed out in a jeep Wednesday, Apr. 13, morning into the wilds of remote northeast India for a wildlife safari to see rhinos, elephants and more. Dressed in cotton casuals and wearing local Assamese … Continue reading