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The story of Princess Charlene of Monaco truly reads like a Hollywood movie.

Her origins were a far cry from the palatial world she now lives in. Born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe, the blonde stunner could never have imagined the life destined for her. Having been born to a mother, who was a former competitive diver, young Charlene to the reigns and began swimming competitively. Her passion took her all the way to the 2000 Olympics where she competed as a member of the South African women’s 4 x 100 m medley.

Princess Charlene of Monaco

After placing fifth in the Olympics, Princess Charlene went on to compete in a slew of other swimming competitions. At one of her competitions she met Prince Albert II. The two began dating in 2001, however, it was not made public until 2006. On July 1, 2011, the couple was married. From then on her new title was Her Serene Highness The Princess Charlene Of Monaco. This new title has brought her international respect. The Princess can now be found at every major event from the Met ball to front row at top shows where she is the guest of honor. These outings are highly anticipated since the princess can always be counted on to show up in the best of the best haute couture.

Princess Charlene of Monaco and husband Prince Albert

Three years into the marriage, Princess Charlene gave birth to twins Gabriella Therese Marie and Jacques Honore Rainier. Even though her daughter was born first, it is her son, Jacques, who is first in line for the throne. Not surprising. The Princess, however, has proven that a woman can be a strong figure, even though they are not favored for the throne. She not only uses her name to gain entry into exclusive events, she also dedicates her life to a good cause. She has brought awareness to the inclusion of people with physical and mental disabilities and cites the Special Olympics as something that is close to her heart.

Written by Dominique Bedell

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Accessories

Wear Your Shade! Revel By JL Releases Hot, New Eyewear!

Just when we thought we Julian Lark has done it all he surprises us with a new venture straight out of his fashion line, Revel By JL! Revel’s summer collection launched last month via a lavish, poolside fashion show at Atlanta’s prestigious W Hotel; with signature pieces for women that the everyday chic and trendy woman will want to indulge in. The magic now continues as Revel has added a line of amazingly stylish sunglasses to its repertoire of accessories!

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Just when we thought we Julian Lark has done it all he surprises us with a new venture straight out of his fashion line, Revel By JL! Revel’s summer collection launched last month via a lavish, poolside fashion show at Atlanta’s prestigious W Hotel; with signature pieces for women that the everyday chic and trendy woman will want to indulge in. The magic now continues as Revel has added a line of amazingly stylish sunglasses to its repertoire of accessories!

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The sunglasses are nothing short of trendy and catchy. Each one of them has their own style and look that can be worn by any woman looking to make their outfit pop or add a little ferocity! Just think Coco Chanel with a modern, 2020 look!

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Check out a few of the sunglasses below and be sure you purchase your own pair at revelbyjl.com:

 

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Luxury Brand, Burberry, Under Fire for Hoodie w/ Perceived Suicidal & Racist Epithets!

Fashion has been marked red with disappointment thanks to the insensitivity of luxury brands. First, Gucci creates a shirt with a mask that resembles black face, and now Burberry is under fire for a hoodie with a noose around the neck!

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Fashion has been marked red with disappointment thanks to the insensitivity of luxury brands. First, Gucci creates a shirt with a mask that resembles black face, and now Burberry is under fire for a hoodie with a noose around the neck! Burberry has immediately released an official apology, stating:

“We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection,” Marco Gobbetti, Burberry chief executive officer, said in a statement provided to CNN.
“Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake,” he added.
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Liz Kennedy

This apology came AFTER the design was still showcased on the runway despite model, Liz Kennedy’s concerns that it was inappropriate and promoted the idea of suicide being fashionable. Communities of color perceive the noose as a nod towards lynching, a common practice of terror and execution of thousands of African-Americans throughout slavery and well into The Civil Rights Movement.

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@burberry @riccardotisci17 Suicide is not fashion. It is not glamorous nor edgy and since this show is dedicated to the youth expressing their voice, here I go. Riccardo Tisci and everyone at Burberry it is beyond me how you could let a look resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway. How could anyone overlook this and think it would be okay to do this especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth. The impressionable youth. Not to mention the rising suicide rates world wide. Let’s not forget about the horrifying history of lynching either. There are hundreds of ways to tie a rope and they chose to tie it like a noose completely ignoring the fact that it was hanging around a neck. A massive brand like Burberry who is typically considered commercial and classy should not have overlooked such an obvious resemblance. I left my fitting extremely triggered after seeing this look (even though I did not wear it myself). Feeling as though I was right back where I was when I was going through an experience with suicide in my family. Also to add in they briefly hung one from the ceiling (trying to figure out the knot) and were laughing about it in the dressing room. I had asked to speak to someone about it but the only thing I was told to do was to write a letter. I had a brief conversation with someone but all that it entailed was “it’s fashion. Nobody cares about what’s going on in your personal life so just keep it to yourself” well I’m sorry but this is an issue bigger than myself. A look so ignorantly put together and a situation so poorly handled. I am ashamed to have been apart of the show. #burberry.

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Burberry should definitely shoot Liz an extra check for trying to be their conscience. We definitely feel these luxury brands needs to hire people with sensitivity awareness to ensure this does not continue to happen. There is NOTHING cool or cute about nooses. That’s a fashion accessory history and the dead would rather forget.

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Sayonara! Payless ShoeSource is Closing All of Its 2100 US Locations!

It truly is the end of an era! Payless shoe store chain has announced it is closing all 2100 of its locations in the United States. 

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It truly is the end of an era! Payless shoe store chain has announced it is closing all 2100 of its locations in the United States.

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The company, which was founded in 1956, will be closing down all 2,100 of their stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico beginning in March, a spokesperson said, per CNN Business. Payless has more than 3,600 locations worldwide and over 18,000 employees. The company’s online store will also be shut down. Liquidation sales will start this coming Sunday.

“We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May,” the company said via a statement, per USA Today. “This process does not affect the company’s franchise operations or its Latin American stores, which remain open for business as usual.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is getting ready to file for bankruptcy. The discount shoe retailer previously filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2017 and subsequently closed about 400 of their locations. 

We are honestly kind of sad to see the shoe chain go. If you were a latchkey kid or need some cheap shoes quickly, then Payless was the place to be. First Toys R Us and now Payless. What’s the next big company from our millennial childhood to go bust?

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