Category: Fashion

Coronavirus Puts a Wrinkle in Wedding Industry

Coronavirus Puts a Wrinkle in Wedding Industry

JoAnn Gregoli, a 30-year veteran of wedding and event planning, has advice for couples with weddings on the horizon: don’t cancel because of the coronavirus, but instead, postpone. “I’ve gone through the swine flu in Mexico, I’ve gone through the avian flu — this is uncharted waters,” Ms. Gregoli said. With worldwide cases now surpassing […]

How to Make Money in Your Sleep

How to Make Money in Your Sleep

Many fledgling creators dream of waking up to viral fame and riches. Now that dream is beginning to look a lot like reality. Hundreds of TikTok users have begun live-streaming themselves overnight, while they sleep. Brian Hector, 18, did it just last week. Thousands of people tuned in. Some even donated to him. “I woke […]

The Handshake Is on Hold

The Handshake Is on Hold

Myka Meier is an etiquette expert with more than 61,000 followers on Instagram. Strangers regularly approach her with questions about social and business protocol. But last Tuesday was something else. Ms. Meier, 37, said she was approached eight or nine times at the Plaza Hotel in New York, in between the classes she regularly holds […]

Escape Into Cottagecore, Calming Ethos for Our Febrile Moment

Escape Into Cottagecore, Calming Ethos for Our Febrile Moment

In the dense thicket of the internet lies a verdant patch of grass where dappled sunbeams peek through the leaves, resting fawns doze about, a troop of woodland mushrooms grows underfoot, and a brook faintly burbles in the distance. Freshly baked scones are just emerging from the oven in a thatch roof country cottage bordering […]

Luxury’s Hidden Indian Supply Chain

Luxury’s Hidden Indian Supply Chain

MUMBAI, India — At the top of a staircase covered in dirt and sequins, several dozen Indian artisans hunched over yards of fabric, using needles to embroider garments for the world’s most powerful fashion brands. They sewed without health benefits in a multiroom factory with caged windows and no emergency exit, where they earned a […]

Fashion’s Coronavirus ‘Patient Zero’ Speaks

Fashion’s Coronavirus ‘Patient Zero’ Speaks

Just over a week ago, Michael Burke, the chief executive of Louis Vuitton, stood in the darkened space in Paris where his show — the last of fashion month — was about to take place and noted that, despite all the anxiety over the new coronavirus, there had been very few cancellations. He pointed out […]

Makeup and the Coronavirus: An Uneasy Mix

Makeup and the Coronavirus: An Uneasy Mix

It was business as usual at Sephora in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan Monday evening, give or take a few face masks not of the soothing mud variety. Customers were browsing the latest Urban Decay palettes, sitting at mirrored stations getting makeup applied by sales associates and stocking up on luxury skin care, including $335 […]

Is This What Post-MeToo Looks Like?

Is This What Post-MeToo Looks Like?

Just in time for International Women’s Day last Sunday, Agent Provocateur, the British lingerie company founded as a kind of hipper, kinkier Victoria’s Secret, released a new ad campaign. It features four high-achieving sportswomen, many of whom are also Olympians: the Canadian pole-vaulter Alysha Newman, the American climber Sasha DiGiulian, the British gymnast Georgia-Mae Fenton […]