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These Beautiful Photos Celebrate Diversity In The Most Joyful Possible Way

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Why Finding A Good Pair Of Jeans Is A “Nightmare” For Plus-Size Women

Shopping for plus-size jeans that fit, are comfortable, and will last past a handful of wears is as difficult as scoring low-price vintage in extended sizes or buying boots that fit over wider calves. Like many areas of the plus-size fashion market, many brands haven’t quite figured out what it takes to make a good pair of jeans for women who wear a size 16 and up. “I’ve been plus-sized my entire life, and shopping for jeans has always been a nightmare for me,” says Meghan Germek, who works in social services in Alabama. On Twitter, questions about plus-size jeans run the gamut, from “Can we please start reinforcing the thighs of plus-size jeans?” to “Why do all plus-size jeans, no matter what brand, have that damn waist gap?” Others on the platform complain

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The Greatest Fashion Week Street Style Looks of All Time

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Bloodlands Is The New Irish Noir Rivalling The BBC’s Bodyguard

If you’re someone who enjoys nail-biting primetime thrillers, you might well consider the BBC’s Bodyguard a vanguard of the genre. An emotional rollercoaster surrounding a fictional home secretary and her private security guard, the series fast became the BBC’s most watched drama in a decade. While fans have been waiting with bated breath since 2018’s record-breaking finale, there’s still no official word on whether we will get a sequel to the much discussed thriller. Thankfully, to tide us over in the meantime, the show’s creators have a new crime drama heading to BBC One on 21st February. Starring James Nesbitt (The Missing) as Detective Tom Brannick, Bloodlands tells the story of an Irish assassin returning to haunt a small community. Set in and around Belfast and County Down, the series begins as Detective Brannick and his partner

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45 Fashion Week Moments That Stopped Us in Our Tracks

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Forget Fashion Week – The Coolest Brands Are Now Outside London

When London’s famously fast-paced fashion scene hurtled to an abrupt halt during the UK’s first stay-at-home order last March, questions about its future gripped the increasingly quiet capital. Now, as the city inches its way through a third debilitating lockdown following a year of shuttered retail behemoths (RIP Topshop and Debenhams), post-Brexit immigration restrictions and exclusively digital event programming, London’s spotlight seems dimmer this season as another online-only Fashion Week begins. The urban canvas upon which stylists, designers, models and photographers from across the world would usually present their brightest and boldest ideas has been confined to cyberspace and so, too, its shoppers and acolytes. But out of this darkness sprout new opportunities suggesting a more considered, connected and inclusive future as independent labels emerge from London’s sartorial shadow. London has always been at the centre

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New York Fashion Week Already Has Breakout Stars. Will You Wear Them?

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson began designing her new collection right after she learned that Saks had picked up her eponymous clothing line. After nearly a decade in business, her dream had come true. So, as she told The Daily Beast last week, her fall collection “reflects where [the brand] has been—hidden in plain sight, but people are finally getting to know who we are. We feel seen, but we’re still moving incognito.”

That, along with the calls to “support Black designers” in the wake of the death of George Floyd last summer inspired Goldson to create her “Stealth Print.” She hid her gilded “KG” logo into bold, geometric prints to symbolize how the brand had “hid in plain sight” before activists found them. It’s not logomania, exactly—you won’t notice the letters unless you look very, very closely. Ultimately, the expertly-tailored pieces stand on their own. It’s a great

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