• Woman & Beauty

    How Toni Ko Built NYX Into a Multimillion-Dollar Business

    Too often, the best beauty stories go Untold, solely based on a person’s skin color, religion, gender expression, disability, or socioeconomic status. Here, we’re passing the mic to some of the most ambitious and talented voices in the industry, so they can share, in their own words, the remarkable story of how they came to be — and how they’re using beauty to change the world for the better. Up next: Toni Ko, the founder and former CEO of NYX Professional Makeup and founder of Bespoke Beauty Brands. I’m a total makeup girl. Even on a regular day, I’ll  

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  • Wedding

    Bride faces backlash from neighbourhood after leaving note warning campers away from forest wedding

    A bride has found herself embroiled in controversy after a note she left in a camping area warning others away from her wedding angered others intent on using the outdoor space. Earlier this month, a photo of the unidentified bride-to-be’s note was circulated on Reddit, where the OP [original poster], who goes by the username @wet_leaves, described her as a “bridezilla”. “Bridezilla calls passive aggressive dibs on a public use area in my neighbourhood where we all walk, atv, and camp. No permit, no contact info, no restrooms or trash facilities, and definitely not enough woods for a 50-plus  

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  • Jewelry

    Swarovski’s new jewellery is seriously fun

    Swarovski’s new jewellery is seriously fun Swarovski has a new creative director and a bold new vision that includes playful jewellery in eye-popping hues Swarovski’s new jewellery collection marks a tantalising change of direction for the Austrian crystal specialist. With Giovanna Engelbert now installed as global creative director, we can expect a colourful rethink in both jewellery and stores, which are taking on a playful new identity as part of her vision for the brand as a ‘Wonderlab’ of crystal creativity. ‘I call the brand transformation we are living at the moment a “revolutionary evolution” and it’s exactly the same  

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  • Shopping

    6 months after being hit with vacancies, Airport Road shopping center at standstill

    Six months into at least six storefronts going vacant, what’s to come at the Airport Road Shopping Center continues to remain a mystery. The complex in the 1800 block of Airport Road bordering Hanover Township, Lehigh County, and Allentown faced its first two major vacancies even prior to the coronavirus pandemic shutdown in March 2020. Firehouse Subs closed in February 2019 due to a personal decision by the franchisee and it’s neighboring tenant, Zoup!, closed that September. There were some initial plans to fill those two spots with possibly a single tenant but it appears the pandemic stalled that proposal.  

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  • Fashion

    Above Average Boutique Brings Fashion, Sewing Classes to Warren – Business Journal Daily

    By Hannah WerleWarren, Ohio — After spending years in Florida, Warren native Markisha Parker returned home to open Above Average Boutique, a clothing store and sewing that celebrated its grand opening Friday with a ribbon cutting. Parker opened her first business, Sew Innovative Fashion Academy in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2018. With the onslaught of COVID-19, she moved home and decided to start another business where she grew up. Above Average Boutique had a soft opening May 25. Parker took over the space, 2153 Youngstown Road, from her mother. She spent nearly $3,500 on renovations. She would like to extend  

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  • Woman & Beauty

    LGBTQ+ founders leading in beauty and fashion

    While gay men make up the majority of well-known names in fashion, queer women and non-binary leaders remain underrepresented. And though there has been a rise in the diversity of beauty influencers and media, LGBTQ+ women continue to remain less visible. In honor of Pride Month and at a time when consumers want more queer representation from beauty and fashion brands, here are four founders creating new spaces and brands, which emphasize fluidity, inclusion and representation for all: Corianna and Brianna Dotson, founders, Coco and Breezy Eyewear Founders, Coco and Breezy Eyewear.Paul Zimmerman / WireImage file 

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  • Jewelry

    11 Photos of Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Other Royals In Topaz Jewelry

    Attention November babies—your birthstone has royal notoriety. Topaz jewelry is particularly beloved by royal women from around the world. It makes sense why: the stone comes in a wide range of colors, from glimmering pinks, to sunny yellows, to crystalline blues. It also has its own supposed meanings. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz provided strength, while Renaissance era Europeans thought the gem could break magical spells and quell anger. For centuries, some people in India believed that wearing topaz above the heart assured longevity, beauty, and intelligence. Whether you believe the symbolism or simply find the stone aesthetically  

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  • Shopping

    The Ultimate Summer 2021 Trend Shopping Guide, Starting at Just $11

    We’ve been reporting on summer 2021 trends for quite some time now. Whether you’ve actually been paying attention or not is another story. However, now that summer is here, we have a feeling you might have entered into the panic-buying stage of your seasonal shopping, and that just won’t do. The time has come to buckle down and dive into the season’s hottest trends, and we’ve got the ultimate summer 2021 trend shopping guide that will deliver all your sartorial needs and then some. Featuring a handful of the trends you’ve surely seen pop up on Instagram, this roundup of  

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  • Skin care

    Naj Austin Drops Her Skin-Care Routine

    Launching a social and wellness club right before a pandemic and then pivoting it into a thriving digital community during an unprecedented time in history is no easy feat. And yet that’s exactly what entrepreneur Naj Austin has done. When Ethel’s Club opened in November 2020, it was the first social club established to serve people of color. But when the pandemic hit New York, Austin made the difficult (and incredibly forward-thinking) decision to pivot the club into a digital platform. Members wouldn’t be able to see each other in person, but they could still connect for workshops or yoga  

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