Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Leah Gottlieb works with a swimsuit model in the Gottex factory in 1980.

Leah Gottlieb Passes Away

November 17, 2012 Israeli businesswoman and fashion pioneer Leah Gottlieb passes away at the age of 94 in her Tel-Aviv home.  Gottlieb, known as the “queen of Israeli fashion” was the chief designer and co-founder together with her husband Armin of Gottex, a company known all over the world for its swimsuit designs. Gottlieb was…

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Close up of Yael Vizel "wearing" an article of clothing from the Decoding Israeli Dress exhibition, on the Zeekit app; July 31, 2018 (Ariella Gentin)

Israel Museum Uses App to Bring Old Clothes Alive

Tel Aviv startup Zeekit says its technology, used for online shopping, is a perfect fit for museum visitors curious to see how the fashion of yesteryear would suit them today The Israel Museum’s fashion exhibit is bringing century-old clothing back to life with an app that allows users to virtually try on items featured in…

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Mollie Poppins

Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Native Detroiter Mollie Yarsike takes care of the kids so parents can enjoy the party. I can’t believe this didn’t exist before,” is the most common reaction to Mollie Yarsike’s two-and-a-half-year-old business venture. It makes sense considering the idea of having childcare at a wedding or other adult-focused event seems like…

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Milana Vayntrub

Rising Star

Up-and-coming actress, comedian and activist Milana Vayntrub headlines this year’s Woman’s World. Catch a rising star at this year’s Lois Linden Nelson Woman’s World, presented May 2 by the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood. The rising stars include career-building actress Milana Vayntrub, emerging synagogue leader Jeri Fishman (see below) and specialized merchandise introduced by new pop-up…

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Hot Air

No cuts. No color. Just air.

That’s the motto at the brand-new Arid Blow Dry & Beauty Bar in Royal Oak. The not-your-average salon is the beautiful brainchild of Amy Craig, who has 10 years of cutting, coloring and styling hair under her belt at salons including Avalon and Luigi Bruni, both in Birmingham, as well as continuing education classes across the country at Bumble & Bumble, Redkin and L’Oreal Paris.

“I loved what I did, and I loved the salons I worked for,” says Craig, 35, of Royal Oak. “I never really had any interest in opening my own salon. But when I traveled, I heard about the drybar concept. I got really excited — it seemed like a perfect fit for me, my goals for my clients and my own skills.”

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Cause And Effect

Our favorite shopping picks for women, men, kids, the home and more.

Essie offers two pretty-in-pink shades, PINK WORKS and PINK ABOUT IT ($8 each), in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a portion of proceeds benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer, which provides resources and support services to women diagnosed with breast cancer, their families and caregivers. Available at area Nordstrom stores (

October is also National Bullying Prevention Month, and in support, Bon-Ton stores (including Younkers and Carson’s in Michigan) are carrying STOMP OUT BULLYING T- shirts ($12; 100 percent of net profits are donated directly to Stomp Out Bullying) for Blue Shirt Day: World Day of Bullying Prevention on Oct. 7. Stomp Out Bullying, a national anti-bullying and cyber-bullying organization for kids and teens, created in 2005, wants teachers, parents and students to wear their T-shirts to stand up to bullies everywhere. Area Bon-Ton stores (

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Fashion-Forward Faith

When Alissa Haroush was a little girl, she and her mother, jewelry designer Paula Brooks, would spend hours crafting projects together. As Haroush got older, Brooks’ business began to take off. By the time Haroush was a senior at UCLA, where she was earning a bachelor’s degree in Judaic studies, she was helping her mom fill orders and eventually lending a hand in their design.
Which was a perfect fit. Together, the pair has brought Los Angeles-based Alef Bet Jewelry to a higher level of sophistication and faith, incorporating elements of Judaism and spirituality in pieces that are modern, fresh and favorites of fashionistas of all ages.

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Dog Days

Our favorite shopping picks for women, men, kids, the home and more.

Beat the end-of-summer heat with easy pieces that transition beautifully — and comfortably — to fall.

A bit of white-hot drama that can still bloom after Labor Day, J. Crew’s BEADED ROSE NECKLACE ($128) blossoms against sun-kissed skin. Area J. Crew stores;

Easy and breezy for summer nights, the crisp print on Hazel’s MARIGNY MAXI DRESS ($158) can be paired with a denim jacket, wide belt and booties for a warm fall look. Area Anthropologie stores;

A perfect transition piece also goes easily from day to night, this vivid, scoop-back FERN PRINT ROMPER ($69.50) is a one-piece wonder. Area LOFT stores;

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