Category Archives: Fashion

Kate Spade’s Sister Says Designer’s Depression Went Untreated For Years, Reports Of Divorce Added To Suffering

(New York, NY) — Kate Spade’s older sister says the designer’s depression went untreated for years. Reta Saffo told “The Kansas City Star” that Spade was “self-medicating with alcohol,” and resisted family efforts to get her into a hospital treatment program.

Saffo said the 55-year-old was concerned that such news would harm the “happy-go-lucky” Kate Spade brand. She said her sister was “fixated” on the 2014 suicide of comedian Robin Williams, who also took his own life by hanging. Spade’s housekeeper found the fashion mogul dead Tuesday in her Park Avenue Apartment bedroom, a scarf around her neck, hanging from a doorknob and suicide note by her side. Her husband and business partner Andrew Spade was apparently home when her body was discovered by a housekeeper.

kate-spade-andy-spadeAccording to a published report,  the suicide note mentioned her daughter. The “New York Post” says Spade urged her 13-year-old child, Frances Beatrix Spade, not to blame herself for her death.

Other reports claim that she committed suicide because her husband was seeking a divorce. TMZ cites law enforcement sources who say Spade was despondent and did not want her 24-year marriage to end. The report says Kate and Andrew Spade had separated, and he was living in a nearby apartment.

Actor David Spade payed tribute to his late sister-in-law. The actor shared a photo on Instagram of the two of them together and said he still cannot believe she is gone. He also encouraged everyone to hang on in the “rough world.”

She started her fashion brand with his brother/her husband Andrew in 1994.

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Balenciaga Selling Confusing $1300 Double Shirt

(SL) – The internet is perplexed with a pricey new shirt from French fashion house Balenciaga. The “T-shirt shirt” is really two shirts in one, a T-shirt with a button down shirt pinned onto the front of it.

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The company says the shirt gives people “two wearing options,” but many people reacting online are confused by it. Anyone wishing to make a unique fashion statement will have to shell out 13-hundred-dollars for the “T-Shirt Shirt”.

In the past Balenciaga has sold some expensive oddities like two-thousand-dollar bags similar to those found at Ikea.

Brooklyn Pop-Up Shop Features Rihanna Lingerie

(Brooklyn, NY) – Rihanna’s highly anticipated new lingerie line is being featured at a pop-up shop in Brooklyn. The collection, which debuted online at midnight, is called Savage X Fenty and according to the superstar, was designed for all body types.

She also says the lingerie is affordable. The pop-up shop at 23 South Third Street runs until 8 p.m. tonight.

Stars Show Up In Religious Attire For Met Gala

(New York, NY) – Some of the world’s biggest celebrities  gathered for the annual Met Gala this evening in New York City. The theme for this year’s benefit is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination”, attendees were asked to interpret through their attire.

Rihanna-2018-Met-Gala-PhotosRihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katy Perry are some of the celebrities who stood out at last night’s Met Gala. The annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City featured the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Rihanna arrived dressed as the pope, Parker had a nativity scene headpiece, and Perry wore six-foot angel wings.

Timothy Cardinal Dolan  attended. According to an Archdiocese of New York spokesman, Cardinal Dolan will likely wear the cassock that he would don to any formal evening dinner.

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Headpieces were the most common accessory of the night, with numerous stars showing up in crowns and halos. Among the men who stood out for their fashion choices were Michael B. Jordan, Shaun White, Chadwick Boseman and Jared Leto.

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The night also included a proposal from rapper 2 Chainz to his longtime girlfriend.

Kanye West Accused Of Stealing Fashion Designs From Former Nike Designer

(SL) –  Kanye West is accused of stealing shoe designs for his Yeezy brand. A former Nike designer named Tony Spackman is accusing West of ripping off a recent sketch he posted on Twitter showing how to properly design clothing for the human body to his own 2005 sketch.

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Spackman posted a side-by-side of West’s and what he says is his own, which appears to be exactly the same. The one from 2005 was reportedly for a Nike collection now known as “Nike React.”

West has yet to respond to the claim, which comes in the middle of controversy over his recent controversial remarks about slavery.

French Fashion Designer Givenchy Dies At 91

(Paris) –  French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy has passed away at the age of 91. The late designer dressed first ladies and movie stars, including Jackie Kennedy for her husband President John F. Kennedy’s funeral, and Audrey Hepburn for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”180312-hubert_de_givenchy-mc-1355_e9219f30fcafb7a370a4b1c77f9b5b9c.nbcnews-fp-360-360

Givenchy founded his fashion house in France in 1952.

In a tribute post on Instagram, Givenchy’s current artistic director Claire Waight Keller called Givenchy “one of the most influential fashion figures of our time,” as well as, “one of the chicest, most charming men” she had ever met.

The editor of French “Vogue,” Emmanuelle Alt, added, “Today we say goodbye to a fashion legend, Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy. You were the incarnation of chic.”

Sytonnia LIVE Bounce TV Trumpet Awards Red Carpet Special

(SL) – If you missed our @bouncetv #TrumpetAwards Red Carpet Special tonight, watch it here! The evening’s festivities were hosted by actors Larenz Tate and Erica Ash as celebrities, notable and esteemed guests from far and wide gathered to honor the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others!

Make sure you tune in to Season 3 of Sytonnia LIVE TUESDAY nights @ MIDNIGHT on the TST Network on Comcast/Xfinity CH 29 in Atlanta!

Two Men Arrested In Fatal Stabbing Of Model Harry Uzoka

(London, England) – Two men have been arrested in the fatal stabbing of 25-year old model Harry Uzoka.

Signed to Premier Model Management, the same modelling agency that helped launch the careers of models Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, Uzoka was described on social media as an “icon for black boys in the UK”.

He’d been seen in campaigns for elite companies like Mercedes, Zara and most recently GQ.  He was stabbed in the heart in London. harry-uzoka-by-jeff-hahn-for-scmp-styleGeorge Koh, 24, and Jonathan Okigbo, 23, are alleged to have attacked the young model outside of a block of flats in Shepherd’s Bush.

Koh, of York Way, Camden, and Okigbo, of Trevithick House, Kentish Town, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The pair spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth and addresses. Koh has also been charged with the possession of an offensive weapon.large-bd4fc5b91f91994fbafe90fa7868d910They were remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

Scotland Yard detectives believe Mr. Uzoka was attacked outside Ollgar House in Ollgar Close shortly before 4pm on Thursday 11 January.  He collapsed in nearby Old Oak Road and was pronounced dead at the scene at 5pm despite the efforts of Air Ambulance doctors.

 

Versace Family Denounces “American Crime Story”

(SL) – The family of fashion designer Gianni Versace is blasting the FX network’s upcoming “American Crime Story” installment on his murder. The family calls the episode a work of fiction, based on a book the family didn’t authorize.

maxresdefault (1)The Versace family has released a statement warning fans that they have nothing to do with the new season of American Crime Story. The Assassination of Gianni Versace, follows the death and investigation regarding the legendary fashion company’s founder, Gianni Versace.

Various members of the family will also be portrayed in the show, including the company’s current chief designer and Vice President, Donatella Versace, who is played by Penelope Cruz. Gianni Versace will be played by Edgar Ramirez, while Gianni’s brother, Santo, will be played by Giovanni Cirfiera.

2-gianni-closet-048-re-01-1515431163The family sent out the following statement regarding the show:

“The Versace family has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV series about the death of Mr. Gianni Versace. Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is partly based nor has it taken part in the writing of the screenplay, this TV series should only be considered as a work of fiction.”

FX responded with a statement yesterday saying it stands by the reporting of author Maureen Orth, whose book “Vulgar Favors” is the basis for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.”

“Like the original American Crime Story series The People vs. OJ Simpson, which was based on Jeffrey Toobin’s nonfiction bestseller The Run of His Life, FX’s follow-up The Assassination Of Gianni Versace is based on Maureen Orth’s heavily researched and authenticated nonfiction best-seller Vulgar Favors, which examined the true life crime spree of Andrew Cunanan. We stand by the meticulous reporting of Ms. Orth.”

maxresdefault (2)The 9-part series airs January 19th.

Versace was shot to death outside his Miami home in 1997 by Andrew Cunanan. Cunanan killed himself eight days afterwards. Cunanan was later found to have killed at least four other people that year.