Somali-American who wore hijab at Minn. pageant now a hit at NY Fashion Week

Somali-American who wore hijab at Minn. pageant now a hit at NY Fashion Week

Model Halima Aden went from St. Cloud to walking the runway for Kanye West, plus getting gushing write-ups from Cosmopolitan and Us Weekly.

Finding love the Minnesotan way: Afton Alps hosting chairlift speed dating event

February 17
Finding love the Minnesotan way: Afton Alps hosting chairlift speed dating event
It's all downhill from here as singles look for a match on Afton's ski lifts.

Scene + Heard: Big Climb Mpls. takes over Capella Tower

February 17
Scene + Heard: Big Climb Mpls. takes over Capella Tower
The Capella Tower lobby in downtown Minneapolis was transformed into a base camp for climbers setting out on their journey to scale the 775-foot building and complete Big Climb Mpls.
Music
February 17

Mariah Carey confirms new beau; talks new single, tour

Mariah Carey has a vision of love for her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka.
National
February 17

Sequins and slogans: Politics seeped into NY Fashion Week

"When you have a voice, you should use it," designer Raf Simons says. The new Calvin Klein designer did just that, using a particularly pointed David Bowie lyric on his soundtrack. Tracy Reese brought actual poets to her show, with soulful messages of empowerment. Naeem Khan played a reading from Maya Angelou. And Prabal Gurung sent a parade of T-shirts down the runway with feminist slogans.
Variety
February 17

NYC fashion designer Kerby Jean-Raymond draws inspiration from Dad

So many designers are inspired by Mom; Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss looks to his father.
Movies
February 17

From Parker to Gibson, Hollywood's sliding scale of justice

As the final votes pour in ahead of the Academy Awards' Tuesday afternoon deadline, Hollywood is drawing to a close an awards season that has, from Nate Parker to Mel Gibson, often been a confounding morality play.
National
February 17

Fashion insiders declare 'I Am an Immigrant' in new video

While some fashion designers have always been overtly political, the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week just a month after President Donald Trump's inauguration included a broader range of brands addressing these tumultuous times.
Variety
February 17

London Fashion Week opens amid Brexit uncertainties

Models and fashion editors descended on Britain's sunny capital from snowy New York Friday for the start of London Fashion Week, kicking off a whirlwind of runway shows featuring Burberry, Versus, Roksanda and dozens of other designers.
Celebrities
February 17

CoverGirl male model apologizes for Ebola comment

The first male spokesperson for CoverGirl cosmetics is apologizing for saying he was scared to be traveling to Africa because he was afraid he'd get the Ebola virus.
Variety
February 17

What is wearable? Exhibit pushes boundaries on clothing, art

They are outfits you might expect to see in Lady Gaga's closet: a flamingo pink Fiberglas frock and a wooden one-piece replica of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Variety
February 17

Rutgers apologizes for rejecting students from job fair

Rutgers University has apologized after turning students away from a career fair for wearing the wrong colored clothing.
Variety
February 17

Correction: Tiffany-Cancer Lawsuit story

In a story Feb. 16 about a discrimination lawsuit against Tiffany & Co., The Associated Press erroneously reported the timing of when the employee alerted the company she would have to take leave for her fourth surgery. It was in October 2015, not 2014.
Variety
February 17

Are face transplants still research, or regular care?

Is replacing a severely disfigured person's face with one from a dead donor ready to be called regular care, something insurers should cover? Mayo Clinic…
Stage & Arts
February 16

Marc Jacobs goes silent to close out New York Fashion Week

The final day of New York Fashion Week was marked by the sound of silence from Marc Jacobs, who presented a show with no set, no lighting and no soundtrack. Elsewhere, Hillary Clinton was on hand to honor her late friend Oscar de la Renta. A night earlier, Marchesa looked to Asia for inspiration, and Thom Browne created a winter wonderland in flannels and tweed.
National
February 16
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N.D. governor gets booted from state Senate's floor for wearing jeans

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's preference for wearing jeans got him booted from the state Senate's floor.
National
February 16

Clinton praises Oscar de la Renta as proud immigrant

Hillary Clinton used a ceremony Thursday honoring Oscar de la Renta to celebrate the contributions of immigrants like the Dominican-born fashion designer who come to America to pursue their dreams.
Celebrities
February 16

Model Karlie Kloss sorry for a culturally insensitive spread

White model Karlie Kloss is apologizing for appearing in a fashion spread in Vogue's diversity issue styled as a geisha, calling it culturally insensitive.
Variety
February 16

Cheeky tribute: Patriots fan gets Brady tattoo on backside

Several people came into Boston Barber & Tattoo Co. on the day of New England Patriots Super Bowl victory parade seeking team tattoos, but one request was a little cheekier than the others.
Music
February 15

Kanye West shows comfy Yeezy clothes, shoes _ without delay

Kanye West the rapper did something unusual as Kanye West the fashion designer: He wasted little time Wednesday in unveiling his Yeezy Season 5 collection, including new bulky, thick-soled Boost runners, as he projected models onto a huge four-sided screen in a dark boxy space, then sent out some to walk the regular way.
Celebrities
February 15

Runway diversity at Kors, a desert oasis for Ralph Lauren

Michael Kors put plus-size model Ashley Graham and a live orchestra on his runway, and Narciso Rodriguez presented what he called a "no shenanigans" collection — just sleek, impeccable tailoring on clothes constructed to last a lifetime.
Variety
February 15

How to find vintage fashions from Dayton's and other bygone department stores

Secondhand stores peddle high-end designs from the great Twin Cities department stores.
Variety
February 15

Vintage fashions from the great Minnesota department stores

Once upon a time, the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul each boasted a handful of high-end department stores.