The Best Of The Paris Fall 2014 Couture Collections – Forbes

At Dior, Raf Simons traveled through decades centuries even to communicate his vision of couture. There in the Marie Antoinette-like pannier dresses was his take on this highest form of dressing. He took the exaggerated silhouettes and made them modern by cutting the hemlines, adding pockets and stripping off the heavy elements, showing pannier skirts with the ease of tank dresses. He also showed a glamorous take on astronaut suits with scattered embroidery work. There were coats too with Edwardian influence but done in a long, lean shape which made them appropriate for dressing for now. The success of this Dior couture collection is that it takes couture elements and makes it work for everyday. Isnt that the true meaning of luxury?

Iran ‘bans fashion show organiser over flag designs’ – Yahoo News

“When one of those guys goes down, just like offensively, other guys need to pick up the slack. And they’ve certainly done that.” The real revelation over the past 10 days, though, was jewelers a once-moribund offense that racked up 55 runs in every fashion possible. The Mets hit 10 homers in the homestand but benefited from small ball both Saturday and Sunday. The Mets scored via an infield out and a suicide squeeze in Saturday’s 5-4 win. On Sunday, the Mets had five doubles and nine singles. “You never want to be too one-dimensional,” said right fielder Curtis Granderson, who was 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base Sunday.

These divas should have stayed in bed | Boston Herald

Had I known she was on the Insomnia Diet (Eyes Open = Calories Burning), I never would have invited her for a fortnight of frolicking at Withering Gazes, my beach manse. Lets glue seashells to all the baseboards! she squealed at 4 a.m. I dont know how she interpreted an ice bucket to the side of the head as a yes, but pasting periwinkles until sun-up gave me time to think of a plausible yet elegant excuse to abandon my houseguest. Im outta here! I said, grabbing Manolo, my beloved Pom, a light steamer trunk and my passport. Easy peasy.

Mets complete impressive homestand with win over Marlins – Yahoo Sports

The House of Fashion hosted the World Cup-themed show in late June to a mixed audience, sending female models down the runway draped in attire based on flag designs, the emblem of the national team and the Asian Cheetah. The company “did not have the authorisation for this show it will be unable to continue its activities until further notice,” Culture and Islamic guidance ministry official Hamid Ghobadi was quoted by the Shargh newspaper as saying. The designs, which appear to have left out the calligraphy of Allah on the flag, were the work of the Violet agency. Violet — which calls itself the “first Iranian modelling agency” — has also been banned, according to reports. With conservative critics having taken offence to the designs, as well as to the presence of unrelated men at the show, House of Fashion president Javad Shirazi sought to play down the incident. “We did not use the flag with the word Allah. We simply used the colours of the flag,” Shirazi was quoted by Shargh as saying, adding that the clothes were meant to be worn in stadiums.