Vegan Fashion Week Is Coming to L.A.—And It’s About a Lot More Than Eco Leather and Faux Fur

Vegan Fashion Week Is Coming to L.A.—And It’s About a Lot More Than Eco Leather and Faux Fur

Vegan designers like Stella McCartney (whose Fall 2018 show is pictured here) are exploring mushroom leather, cruelty-free silk, and other high-tech vegan fabrications. In the alphabet soup of Fashion Week abbreviations—NYFW, LFW, MFW, PFW, et al. —Emmanuelle Rienda is adding another: VFW. She’s organizing the first-ever Vegan Fashion Week in Los Angeles on February 1, just a few days before the Fall 2019 shows officially kick off in New York. At first blush, a Fashion Week organized around veganism admittedly sounds a little, well . . . intense. Even Rienda concedes that…

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5 Dresses To Dazzle In Blue Like Kareena Kapoor

5 Dresses To Dazzle In Blue Like Kareena Kapoor

he Swirlster Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Swirlster has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Kareena Kapoor wears a blue gown for New Year celebrations (Image Credit: The Real Kareena Kapoor) With New Year celebrations behind us, you’d think that the gowns and suits were set to be sealed and packed at the back of your closet. Not necessarily true, we think. It’s still the midst of winter and wedding season so you can expect plenty of receptions and functions…

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Hilton’s Conrad checks in to the sleepy pensioners’ town of Pune

Hilton’s Conrad checks in to the sleepy pensioners’ town of Pune

The city of Peshwas, once known for its wada-style housing and traditional bazaars, is now home to luxury hotels, fine dine restaurants and fancy apartments. Luxury real estate was the early entrant into the traditional market and the segment has seen a jump of 10 percent in prices in the past year, states Cushman and Wakefield. Hotels such as Conrad Pune brought global hospitality experiences to Pune. Fine dining restaurants and fashion businesses followed suit. Deepali Nandwani share My first reaction when I heard that the country’s first Conrad was…

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Altria looks to a future beyond cigarettes but investors aren’t cheering its $15 billion bet

Altria looks to a future beyond cigarettes but investors aren’t cheering its $15 billion bet

Seth Wenig | AP Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. It’s getting harder to be a cigarette company. Altria knows that. Altria shelled out $14.6 billion to take large stakes in companies outside its traditional hold in cigarettes over the past two weeks — a 45 percent share of cannabis company Cronos and 35 percent stake in e-cigarette maker Juul. The latter, which valued Juul at $38 billion, prohibits Altria from taking a controlling interest for at least six years. Juul…

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Khadi: From fabric of freedom to chic fashion

Khadi: From fabric of freedom to chic fashion

By Trisha Mukherjee New Delhi, Aug 14 (PTI) Once the fabric that spun the freedom yarn and now the stuff of contemporary fashion, the humble khadi has come a long way since it became a symbol of revolt against the British in 1918. Khadi earned itself a place in history when Mahatma Gandhi announced the decision to boycott foreign cloth and urged Indians to spin their own yarn during the Swadeshi movement. Exactly a century later, khadi is making yet another statement — that of contemporary, comfortable and chic fashion….

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3 Things To Get If You Want To Travel In Style

3 Things To Get If You Want To Travel In Style

The Swirlster Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Swirlster has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Travel in style to make heads turn wherever you go Winter is here! And apart from the glorious fact that we get to indulge in some winter fashion, another thing we are thrilled about is that this is the perfect weather to those places which were too hot to travel to in summer months. So a weekend trip or two is not a bad…

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Expect heads to roll at Nissan over Ghosn scandal

Expect heads to roll at Nissan over Ghosn scandal

Chesnot | Getty Images News | Getty Images Carlos Ghosn, Renault-Nissan CEO. It is shaping up to be a bad year for Nissan. The arrest of auto industry titan Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo last month was believed by some to be a palace coup designed to remove him from power at Japanese automaker Nissan, just one of the companies Ghosn had a hand in running. Now it’s looking like a big problem for Nissan as well. Ghosn was indicted Monday on allegations of underreporting income and misusing company funds, but…

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Cramer’s lightning round: There are better drug stocks to own than GlaxoSmithKline

Cramer’s lightning round: There are better drug stocks to own than GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline PLC: “We don’t care where a stock’s been, we care where it’s going, but it is at $37. It’s got a 5 percent yield. [CEO] Emma Walmsley is supposed to be doing a good job. I have not seen what I’d like to see from that company. As far as I’m concerned, there are much better drug stocks to own than Glaxo.” SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc.: “No. You don’t want to be there because people don’t like housing right now and it’s going to be affiliated with the housing…

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Beaumont to build new $40 million mental health hospital in Dearborn

Beaumont to build new $40 million mental health hospital in Dearborn

Beaumont Health is to announce details Monday about its plan to build a new mental health hospital in Dearborn in conjunction with Pennsylvania-based Universal Health Services. Construction on the $40 million free-standing hospital is to begin in early 2019 on eight acres of vacant land on Oakwood Boulevard near the Southfield Freeway. When it opens, the hospital — Beaumont’s ninth — will have space for 150 beds and will be operated and managed by UHS, which also will be the majority owner. With the addition of the new hospital, Beaumont will double its capacity…

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11 Things Health Leaders Need To Know About Social Media & Marketing

11 Things Health Leaders Need To Know About Social Media & Marketing

Group of active senior people taking a selfie together during a picnic day. Of the more than 7 billion people on Earth, the number of mobile phone users is approaching 5 billion devices, while toothbrush ownership is closer to 4 billion. Indicating that both marketing of technology and public health have great disparities, but also that leadership in health care are not executing on their brands, social media or marketing. But in the U.S., hospital identity and health branding are paramount for success in a community. By listening to patients, getting…

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