While many of us are looking to be more sustainable when it comes to our wardrobe, it can be easy to fall into the "fast fashion" trap of buying cheap clothes only for them to fall apart in a matter of months. One way of avoiding this is buying second hand or investing in pieces from truly eco-friendly brands, which can often be considerably more expensive than high-street pieces. So, how can consumers who are hesitant about investing in pieces ensure their clothing stands the test of time? Anita Lo, 28, from Cheshire, England, is the founder of Clara's Box—an online vintage store specializing in clothing from the 1800s to the 1990s and antique objects. Her global customer base includes various high-profile clients including the Downton Abbey costume design team and American fashion designer Conner Ives. The store, founded in December 2020, currently sells a number of antique bodices from the 1800s and Anita sources, washes, mends, photographs, sells and packs all items … [Read more...] about How to maintain clothing over time from ‘Downton Abbey’ vintage supplier
Dear Newsweek, I am the mother of four children— three girls and my son is the youngest. Our son has gotten into some domestic trouble with an on/off girlfriend. One time, our youngest daughter tried to kick his girlfriend out of our home when he and his girlfriend wouldn't comply with our wishes and leave our home. My daughter and son got arrested after I and his girlfriend called the police because the argument became physical and out of hand. After this incident, for that daughter's engagement last September, I threw a special surprise engagement party for them with both sides of the family at a country club in February. Less than two weeks after that party, this daughter heard my son in the background of our phone conversation (as he was at my home) and became unhinged and said she was ending our relationship. She said I never protected her and that she resents me and asked me not to contact her anymore. I tried to tell her I never expected her to be in the same … [Read more...] about My daughter uninvited me from her wedding—what should I do?
Beijing — China carried out fresh military drills around Taiwan Monday, Beijing said, defying calls to end its largest-ever exercises encircling the island in the wake of a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Beijing has raged at the trip by Pelosi — the highest-ranking elected U.S. official to visit Taiwan in decades. The visit, which Beijing warned against for weeks, prompted China to tear up a series of talks and cooperation agreements with Washington, most notably on climate change and defense. It has also deployed fighter jets, warships and ballistic missiles in what analysts have described as practice for a blockade and ultimate invasion of the self-ruled democratic island that China claims as its territory. Those drills had been expected to draw to a close on Sunday, but China said Monday they were still ongoing. "The eastern theater of the Chinese People's Liberation Army continued to carry out practical joint exercises and training in the sea and airspace … [Read more...] about Tension soars as China prolongs military drills around Taiwan
American actor and director Roger E. Mosley, best known for his role as the helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin on the 1980s hit show “Magnum, P.I.,” died at 83 years old on Sunday, his daughter announced. Mosley reportedly died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, following a major car accident on August 4 that left him paralyzed from the shoulder down. “He was surrounded by family as he transcended peacefully,” Ch-a Mosley said in a Facebook post . “We could never mourn such an amazing man.” Ch-a Mosley said her father fought for his life in critical condition after the accident. The actor’s daughter said hospital staff made “every effort” to care for her father while his family and friends accompanied him. “This is a VERY hard time for us as we all know Roger to be a lion, the king of everywhere he brought himself. He is a legend, a trailblazer, a roll [sic] model, a friend to his communities,” Ch-a said. “He is my ‘Mr. Man.'” … [Read more...] about ‘Magnum, P.I.’ Actor Roger E. Mosley Dead At 83 | The Daily Wire
A writer late last week accused comedian Dane Cook, 50, of hosting “game night” parties at his home with girls as young as 14. The allegations from Tracie Egan Morrissey come after Cook faced backlash last week after news broke that he had proposed to “longtime” girlfriend Kelsi Taylor, 23, who is 27 years younger than he is. Three years ago, Cook revealed that the couple met one night “at a game night I host at my place,” and that they started as friends and that it escalated from there. “I was so ready to ask her. I was completely zen about it,” Cook said in an interview this week. “The evening of the proposal was incredibly beautiful, the weather was perfect, sunset was spectacular, and I was just quite simply very happy.” Newsweek highlighted Morrissey’s claims in a report about Cook’s “game nights,” which noted that most attendees appeared to be older males. “Morrissey found that actress Emily Alyn Lind attended when she was 14,” Newsweek reported , noting that she … [Read more...] about Comedian Dane Cook Accused Of Hosting ‘Game Night’ Parties With ‘Underage’ Teen Girls: Report | The Daily Wire