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  • Maryland meets New York at Fashion Week

    Maryland meets New York at Fashion Week
    Christian Siriano, Maryland's best-known fashion industry personality, might have had one of the best showings at last week's New York Fashion Week events. But the state's couture offerings did not end with him. Area designers, hair and makeup artists and...
  • Baltimore's Bishme Cromartie is runway-ready

    Baltimore's Bishme Cromartie is runway-ready
    Two years ago, a dejected Bishme Cromartie almost gave up sewing altogether. He had just received a rejection letter from the famed Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. "I just sat there and cried. You would have thought that someone died in my...
  • Weddings from a simpler time

    Weddings from a simpler time
    It was 150 years after his patent went into effect, but John Landis Mason's glass jars with seal-tight lids experienced a renaissance in 2008 — although it wasn't for the use he'd originally intended. Instead of pickling vegetables or preserving...
  • He As She: Harmful Heroin Chic Slinks Back Into Fashion

    He As She: Harmful Heroin Chic Slinks Back Into Fashion
    As the weather has gotten warmer, take a minute and look around town. Do you see a trend of baggy clothes and emaciated limbs — a waifish, androgynous, broken-doll sort of look? We all know someone like this. Think of a young Kate Moss. They call...
  • Toby's Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads

    Toby's Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads
    "Whatever their dream is, we try to make it happen," says Joan Steele, executive director of the 2-year-old nonprofit Toby's Dream Foundation. The wish-granting foundation has already fulfilled dreams for 70 children with chronic medical conditions and...
  • Forever 21, Known For Being Horrible, Surprisingly Does Something Unhorrible

    Forever 21, Known For Being Horrible, Surprisingly Does Something Unhorrible
    Most ladies my age (ahem, late 20s) and those older and younger (so basically a lot of the ladies) have shopped at Forever 21 at some point. The retail clothing chain is known for its cheap (and cheaply made) trendy fashion, gaudy jewelry, and for ripping...
  • Samuel L. 'Sandy' Frank

    Samuel L. 'Sandy' Frank
    Samuel L. "Sandy" Frank, a retired Baltimore clothing manufacturer executive and World War II veteran, died Feb. 28 from cancer at his Roland Park Place home. The former longtime Mount Washington resident was 92. The son of Henry Frank, who headed A....
  • Textile heritage gets new life in Henry County

    Textile heritage gets new life in Henry County
    Smokestacks, boarding houses and old namesake clothing. That's all that's remains of the start-up textile industries in Southern Virginia. But one aspect of the industry still lives, the stories from former employees. Friday those stories came to life...
  • Democratic blue for Michelle Obama

    Democratic blue for Michelle Obama
    The American fashion industry held its breath on Inauguration Day for a series of Big Reveals. Word came quickly that the navy check coat and dress Michelle Obama wore to the morning prayer service at St. John's Episcopal Church was from American...
  • Designer Greg Chait: Ready for his close-up?

    Designer Greg Chait: Ready for his close-up?
    When Greg Chait won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in New York City last month, the man behind the Elder Statesman line of ultra-luxury cashmere knits — think $5,525 blankets, $1,890 belted cardigan sweaters and $380 ski caps — was...
  • Changes in store in 2012

    Changes in store in 2012
    Marni comes to L.A. The Marni for H&M collection launched in L.A. with a star-studded soiree that included Drew Barrymore, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Chastain, Milla Jovovich, Lily Collins, Freida Pinto and Winona Ryder. The setting — the 1926...