Payless ShoeSource To Close All Remaining U.S. Stores

Stick A Fork In Payless ShoeSource because They’re DONE!

The huge retailer broke the news on Friday that they will be closing the remainder of their 2,100 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The company is also shutting down all they e-commerce operations.

via USA Today:

We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May.

This process does not affect the company’s franchise operations or its Latin American stores, which remain open for business as usual.

Liquidations sales will begin on Sunday

Who remembers rocking they Payless ProWings back in the day before they started charging $50 for “cheap shoes.”

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They Tried It! Gucci Apologizes for Racist Blackface Sweater

Its only six days into Black History Month and it’s seems as they they couldnt wait for the disrepect.

Gucci has joined the racist bandwagon for a blackface-inspired sweater.

The fashion house has apologized for selling the black balaclava knit top from the Fall Winter 2018 season. It currently sells for $890 on sites like Spring and features a cut-out at the mouth that is outlined in hred.

Here’s how the sweater is described on the website:

‘Inspired by vintage ski masks, multicolored knitted balaclavas walked the runway, adding a mysterious feel to this collection. This knit top combines the accessory with the ready-to-wear collection.’

Anyone with eyes can see that the sweater is reminiscent of racist caricatures with overtly drawn red lips.

Gucci’s apology below:

Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper.
We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make. 
Full statement below. pic.twitter.com/P2iXL9uOhs

— gucci (@gucci) February 7, 2019

Who even created it or thought it was fly! Who would want to walk around in this mess anyway. Are we adding Gucci to the boycott list or naw?

Naomi Campbell Shows Off Her Natural Hair

Naomi Campbell took to social media to “Bare It All”

Via PageSix

Naomi Campbell is one of the world’s top models and is rarely caught without a full glam squad.

However, on Sunday the icon, 48, posted a photo on Instagram that revealed a rare look at her behind-the-scenes beauty. “Bare it all,” Campbell captioned a wig-free selfie.

Known for her hip-grazing shiny straight hair, Campbell showed off her natural hair in braids and did not wear makeup in the picture. Fans immediately flooded the comments with compliments. “Queen @naomi, I’ve never been prouder of you. Thanks for sharing this stunning realness!” one person wrote.

“Set it free,” another said.

Last week, Campbell was announced as the new face of cosmetics company Nars. The campaign is her first as the spokesmodel for a beauty company; she has previously implied that there was a racial barrier to the industry.

Michelle Obama’s Thigh-High Glitter Boots Are Glowing

This former FLOTUS has some serious footwear game.

Michelle Obama made an appearance at Barclays Center on Wednesday night for the final stop of her book tour, where she was interviewed by Sarah Jessica Parker in a high-end outfit worthy of Carrie Bradshaw herself.

The “Becoming” author, 54, went all out with her designer duds, wearing a vibrant yellow silk wrap dress from Balenciaga’s spring 2019 collection paired with equally eye-catching shoes — the brand’s $3,900 gold sequined thigh-high boots. She also accessorized with $550 Jennifer Fisher gold ‘Baby Jamma’ hoops.

During the event, the former First Lady explained that during her time in the White House, “I did know that my clothes were making a statement, I knew that was the case. So we decided why don’t we use this platform to uplift some young new designers who normally wouldn’t get this kind of attention, because you can change their lives, which is one of the reasons why we chose Jason Wu for my inaugural gown.”

And if Obama’s past wardrobe choices are any indication, these disco-ready boots will be totally sold out in no time flat.

Via Page Six

Earth Tones Are Always Fall Fashion WINNERS

When investing in classic pieces, I always think earthtone colors are the way to go!  These items can all be mixed and matched to make the perfect fall look for running errands around town or a date night out. All of these items I already own (and love!)

In Vegas we only get 2 seasons so here’s a colder weather lookbook. Its not even actually cold its been in low 70s high 60s which isnt even cold at all.

TOPS

I went with two busy tops and a simple bodysuit option. It’s amazing how many outfits you can get out of these tops if you keep them in the right color palette. For the busy tops, I went for a earthy tone splash.

BOTTOMS

The key to this part is keeping it basic. One pair of dark skinny jeans and some wine colored jeggings. It’s easily possible to create 45 outfits with these 2 bottoms!

SHOES

It can be easy to go shoe crazy once fall comes around but, the truth is, you really only need a few pairs if you choose the right ones. I went with one thigh high pair of boots with laces, a pair of suede black thigh high that can be dressed up or down, and a more bold red heel. With all of these shoes being completely different but still neutral colored, they made similar outfits look completely different.

Check out the lookbook for details on these fashions

Pharrell Williams To Design A Collection For Chanel

Pharrell Williams has designed a capsule collection for Chanel, which will debut on March 29.

Via Page Six

After serving Chanel in almost every way possible, Pharrell Williams has been tapped by the French fashion house to design a capsule collection.

The 45-year-old musician’s line will include both ready-to-wear and accessories, according to WWD, and is set to debut on March 29, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea.

And while no photos have been released of Williams’ forthcoming designs, the “Happy” singer donned a bright yellow sweatshirt with Chanel logos during the brand’s recent event in Bangkok, Thailand, which could be a sneak peek.

Williams and Chanel go way back: The prolific producer has appeared in campaigns, composed a song for an original film by Karl Lagerfeld for its Paris-Salzburg show and collaborated with Adidas on a Chanel installation at Colette in Paris last year.  He even walked the runway at Chanel’s 2017 Metier d’Arts show.

And this is far from Williams’ first foray into fashion design. He has his own brand, Billionaire Boys Club, and has worked with designers including Louis Vuitton, Comme des Garçons, Bape, Nike and many more.

Fashion Nova Sells A Knockoff Of Meghan Markle’s Wedding Reception Dress

You can almost guaranteed to find whatever clothing you need for a affordable price at Fashion Nova.

Via Page Six

Thirty-five customers have reviewed the aptly named “Royal Debut Gown” on Fashion Nova’s site since July, with some saying they even wore it to their own weddings.

“Very flattering. Stretchy thick fabric so it’s not see thru. Beautiful little train on the back. Wore as my second dress at my wedding and everyone screamed as I walked back in the room!” one satisfied customer wrote. Another said their bridesmaids wore it down the aisle.

For those looking for a more high-end option, Stella McCartney is also selling versions of the now-infamous design. However, the British designer is producing just 46 replicas of Markle’s gown (23 in white, 23 in black). Those seeking to purchase will have to get an exclusive invite from McCartney herself — and each will cost £3,500, or about $4,656.

At that price, the Fashion Nova version is looking better than ever.