Condo Owners Can’t Wait to Strip the “Trump” Name from Their Buildings

After more than 20 years under the Trump brand, Manhattan condominium “Trump Place” is dropping the president’s last name. Instead, it will simply be known as “200 Riverside Boulevard.” Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the 46-story building stands proudly between 69th and 70th Streets. Along with a number of residential units, hotels, casinos and golf courses, the building used to enjoy the Trump brand and the glamorous lifestyle it implies. Since Trump’s campaign and presidency, however, the building has attracted public scrutiny for its overt affiliation with the…

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Fashion Designer Hakuyo Miya Fuses Japanese and French Elements With MOUTON BLANC

Hakuyo Miya is an extremely unique designer, to say the least. Calling Japan his birthplace and home, Hakuyo Miya went on to further his fashion education by studying at Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris, which lead to a distinctly French flair to his designs. Not one to be a black sheep, Hakuya Miya and his brand MOUTON BLANC (French for white sheep) have a goal of making a true difference in the fashion world; by bringing together vastly different styles, you get something wholly unique, but still celebrates those very different cultures and…

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African Entrepreneurs are Utilizing Social Media To Grow Their Businesses

Social media is no longer simply an online platform used to keep in contact with one’s friends and family. Many African entrepreneurs are now using social media as an outlet to expand their consumer bases. Instagram alone has 500 million daily users, which is larger than the population of the United States. The photo and video-sharing social network allows international audiences to find African fashion retailers. Similarly, the instant messaging app WhatsApp is the most popular messenger in Africa. WhatsApp is popular for its cross-platform messaging, and it is also a…

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Renee De Guzman Wins the International Lectra Special Award

Fashion designer, Renee De Guzman, received the Lectra Special Award at the 25th Edition of the International Lab of Mittelmoda on July 21st.  The Mittelmoda Fashion Award can be won by any designer around the world. Many fashion designers and fashion design students strive to win this international competition. In the final phase of the competition, only twenty-three finalists remained. De Guzman won.  She said,  I was happy. Getting into the competition was already one thing I was thankful for but winning an award? I had no words. It felt…

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Andy Spade Honors His Wife on Instagram with Christmas Lights

Andy Spade, the husband of late fashion designer Kate Spade, paid tribute to his wife with Christmas lights on Instagram. On Monday, Andy Spade posted the following photograph: His caption says,  She was born Christmas Eve, 1962. She loved the Midwest, the desert, and the city,” he wrote. “I was lucky enough to have dear friends let my daughter…stay at their home through a difficult time. This tree was standing alone beside the house so we ordered those multicolored, old fashioned lights from Amazon or Target and another dear personal friend…

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