Ballerina-carved green beryl wins Spectrum’s Best of Show

The results are in for the 2022 American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Awards, and new voices and unusual materials are at the fore.

“We had a number of first-time multi-award winners, and they were ecstatic upon hearing the news,” says the association’s CEO, John Ford, a 10-time Spectrum

 

Jewelry worth millions stolen from armored truck after Bay Area trade show

SAN MATEO (KPIX) — A jewelry show that was supposed to travel from the Bay Area to Southern California was disrupted by a multimillion dollar heist along the way.

A number of vendors say their entire life work is gone — stolen from an armored truck. Those vendors claim the

 

Florence Pugh’s See-Through Valentino Dress Nabbed A Lot Of The Attention, But Another Fashion Label Demanded 100K After The Show

Florence Pugh said knew she would make a lot of noise when she wore a sheer pink dress to a recent Valentino fashion show in Rome. The look went viral and has become a focal point from the event,  particularly after Pugh defended “fucking free[ing] the fucking nipples” in a

 

Gardeners use plant dyes to combat toxic chemicals used by fashion industry | Chelsea flower show

Gardeners are fighting back against the toxic chemicals used by the fashion industry – by using plants to dye their clothes.

The horticulturist Lottie Delamain created a garden for the activist movement Fashion Revolution at Chelsea flower show using plants that can be used to make fabrics and dyes. She

 

Reality show Love Island dumps fast fashion sponsor for Ebay

The islanders’ shared preloved wardrobe will be curated by celebrity stylist Amy Bannerman, whose clients include singer Dua Lipa, actress Sophie Turner, and hairdresser and television host Jonathan Van Ness. New research from Ebay reveals 20 per cent of UK consumers buy more secondhand clothing now than they did two

 

Surveillance images show thieves who robbed Sawgrass Mills jewelry store

SUNRISE, Fla. – Broward Crime Stoppers released surveillance images Thursday of the people who robbed a jewelry store last month at the Sawgrass Mills mall.

Steven Pollack has owned this store for 22 years, in the same mall and something like this has never happened before.

“It’s affected me tremendously,”

 

Beauty standards for women’s bodies has changed – and studies show how it’s impacting self-esteem

Mainstream media’s ideal beauty standard for women is constantly changing. In the nineties, women were put under pressure to have thin figures like Kate Moss. By the turn of the century, any body type that was considered even slightly bigger than the ideal slender look was deemed overweight.

Celebrities like

 

PrettyLittleThing, Molly Mae-Hague to Show at London Fashion Week

In today’s upsetting news, PrettyLittleThing announced it will show at London Fashion Week in February.

The fast fashion behemoth will host a runway show (which, it’s worth noting, is not part of LFW’s official schedule) displaying the “hottest looks for 2022.” Gird your loins for a lot of synthetic fabrics.

 

‘Best man’ dog steals the show at couple’s wedding

Why have a best man for your wedding when you can have a best mutt?

A Michigan couple proved every dog does indeed have his day after the groom made their pet pooch his “best boy” at their wedding. They also posted photos of the groomsdog on Facebook.

“We could

 

A woman’s side-by-side TikToks show how easily videos can be edited to create unrealistic beauty standards

A side-by-side of two screenshots of TikToks of a woman showing how videos can be edited.
Doina Ciobanu posts social media versus reality videos on TikTok. Doina Ciobanu
  • Doina Ciobanu has been posting side-by-side edited and unedited videos on TikTok.

  • The posts expose how social-media videos can be altered to make people look completely different.

  • Ciobanu said she hopes her posts show people what they see