BTS inspires its ARMY to show off fan-made fashions

Lailani Manimbo draws plenty of inspiration in her life from BTS — even when it comes to her fashion sense. Several times throughout the year, the 32 year-old neurosurgery RN from Torrance regularly hosts a cup sleeve event (with COVID-19 precautions in place), called Boba With Luv, named after the popular BTS song “Boy With Luv.” In K-pop culture, cup sleeve events are typically hosted at a boba tea house.

With a drink purchase, you receive a commemorative cup sleeve and other freebies, while socializing with other fans and shop vendors and showing off your BTS style. Manimbo’s latest event held at Almond Haus Cafe in Garden Grove celebrated the anniversary of the Permission to Dance single ahead of the group’s sold-out, four-night run at SoFi Stadium which concluded Thursday night. Tonight, the band concludes their L.A. stint with a performance during the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour next door

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Annual Tribute fashion show honors up-and-coming model who died in drowning

ST. LOUIS – Mother Model Management hosted their annual Tribute Fashion show Saturday at the City Foundry. This year’s show welcomed home more than 60 models who have walked runways and modeled for brands and magazines all over the world to honor a model who died this past summer.

Kara Wrice was a 16-year-old incoming junior at Webster Groves High School and a rising star on the volleyball team. She was just beginning to make her print in the fashion industry before she died in a drowning in the Meramac River in Castlewood Park in July. Both her immediate family and her fashion family at Mother Model refuse to let her legacy die with her. 

Mary Clark, co-owner of Mother Model, said, “Her life was so spirit filled and energetic and happy and the impact she had on our models specifically was significant.”

Hundreds of St. Louis creatives, photographers, fashion

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Tracy Philips show you how easy and fun it is to live a sustainable fashion life

(PHOTO: Tracy Philips)

(PHOTO: Tracy Philips)

By: Susanah Cheok

SINGAPORE – A predilection for vintage styles initiated Tracy Phillips into the world of sustainable fashion. Admittedly, as a teenager, she loved and bought vintage because she liked the looks of eras past, and because she could afford them, not because she wanted to be green or practise circular fashion. Inevitably though, those early years of buying vintage eventually sharpened in her a keen sense for living a sustainable lifestyle.

Says the director of PPURPOSE, a company that creates culturally-evolved programming for brands, spaces, and people through cause marketing, social outreach and content curation, “I’ve loved vintage and shopped second-hand since my teens, though honestly, it was less about sustainability then and more because I just love styles from past eras and it was what I could afford. But that induction into fashion meant that I’ve never needed things to be brand new

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Indigenous Fashion Show caters to every lifestyle

By Bazhnibah


Special to the Times | Bazhnibah
Kewa Pueblo model Christy Bird in a Himikalas/Pamela Baker cowl neck cream and black Western Coastal designed dress with long sleeves.

What is fashion to most people in daily life is very different from what is considered innovative or high-end in the fashion world.

Sometimes fashion as in couture or high end, customed designed clothing do not appeal to many. But clothing with the right amount of design aesthetics, practicality and cost can appeal to many.

At the recent Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Indigenous Fashion Show, there were fashions for everyone!

This show is probably the largest Indigenous fashion show in the world. It is held every year as part of the Santa Fe Indian Market.

From elegant and unusual cuts and styles to the daily wear most are comfortable with, fashion designers came up with styles that catered

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