Prince George's baby swaddle and car seat are already hot itemsIt's been two days since the world got a glimpse of the royal baby, and already the retail industry is feeling the impact.
First it was Kate Middleton's cornflower blue polka dot dress, which the new mom wore outside the hospital in a nod to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. As soon as word got out that British designer Jenny Packham was responsible for the frock, fans of the dress crashed Packham's website.
Now it's all about the newborn, who poked a hand out of his bird-print swaddle by aden + anais and immediately prompted a run on the product. The company's website has since sold out of the blanket, though it's still available at select retailers. It looks like the "Royal Baby Effect" could potentially overshadow the "Kate Effect."
Kate Middleton's Stylish Maternity Looks
This christening shawl is just like the one Prince William had as a child"We are truly grateful and so delighted that the couple chose to debut the prince in aden + anais," the brand's founder, Raegen Moya-Jones, told the Telegraph. "It is such an honor!" The bird-print swaddle,
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Jul 25, 2013 3:06 PM EDT
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\When Kate Middleton and Prince William emerged with their son, Prince George of Cambridge, at St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday, spectators noticed many similarities between the occasion and William's own birth back in 1982. For starters, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a polka dotted dress, paying tribute to her late-mother in law, Princess Diana, who wore a similar dress while descending the very same staircase. But that's not the only parallel throughout the royal birth. Take a look at how the royal families and the surrounding scene have changed-or remained the same-31 years later. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo! Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Royal Baby Buzz – Tue, Jul 23, 2013 2:33 PM EDT
For the average woman who just gave birth, wearing a fancy dress and having perfect hair is probably low on her list of priorities. But the average woman isn't Kate Middleton. When she, Prince William, and their new baby prince exited the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday, there were swarms of photographers and cameramen staking out the exits to capture the newly expanded royal family's departure, so who can blame the Duchess of Cambridge for wanting to look fantastic? Early this morning, her private hair stylist, Amanda Cook Tucker, was enlisted to tame and curl Middleton's hair, and she was accompanied by another woman, possibly an assistant or stylist.Read More »from Kate Middleton Exits Hospital with Royal Baby, Stunning Dress, Impeccable Hair
Kate Middleton's Stylish Maternity Looks
Arthur Edwards, a longtime royal photographer working for the Sun, tweeted that he spotted Middleton's stylist entering the Lindo Wing in London at 9:56 that morning. Edwards has been photographing the royal family since 1977 and was also waiting outside of St. Mary's when Prince
Top designers flocked to the runways of Miami this past week to present their upcoming 2014 swimwear collections. Predictably, there were many retro styles, graphic patterns, sexy one-pieces, and cutouts. But also on hand: pirate gear, suspenders, and bikinis made of metal. The catwalk can provide inspiration for next summer's beach and pool attire, but clearly serious discretion must be used to avoid looking like Captain Jack Sparrow. Without further ado, here are the most outrageous looks from Miami Swim Week. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo! Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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From the runways to the red carpet, ladies are stepping out in matching two-piece outfits. Perhaps it's a backlash to ill-fitting rompers or a flashback to childhood uniforms, but getting dressed hasn't been this easy since the late '50s and early '60s (a quick search for "Ann-Margret midriff" provides awesome inspiration). Forget yesterday's mix-and-match prints--this summer's hottest trend is coordinating tops and bottoms in the same pattern with just a hint of tummy showing. The result has playful effect, like you just stepped off the runway or out of a photo shoot. From tanks and tees to shorts, skirts, and Palazzo pants, the styles are endless, but here are our top five matching separates. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Jul 17, 2013 2:22 PM EDT
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"We're always looking for new things, and for us it was a great opportunity to serve our customers," Tara Darrow, a spokesperson for Nordstrom, told Yahoo! Shine. "The idea was to look at customer foot traffic [and] to look at staffing at different times during the day to make sure we have enough help on the sales floor. That type of thing. We don't do a lot of tracking or surveillance."
have been collecting personal information to enhance your shopping experience — and boost their sales — for more than a decade. But the fact that brick-and-mortar stores are getting in on the action comes
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Jul 15, 2013 4:21 PM EDT
Modern brides are always looking for creative ways to make a statement, but in recent years they're taking huge risks when it comes to the gown--if they're wearing gowns at all! Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf's new spring 2014 "Married" collection features a white pantsuit and a casual shirt dress with a mullet hemline, and is gaining praise from fashion experts. Years ago one might have mocked the non-traditional garments, but nowadays women are flocking to unconventional styles.
"As weddings continue to be a creative and a personal expression of a bride's special day, the desire to make her dress as unique as she is has never been more important," says Michele Von Plato, David's Bridal Senior Vice President of Product Development & Design. "It's an exciting time for brides as she has never had so many options as there are now." Jennette Kruszka, the Director of Marketing and PR at Kleinfelds in New York City confirms the desire to be different. "Brides are slightly veering awayRead More »from Wedding Gowns Gone Wild: From Mullet Hems to Pantsuits
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 5:52 PM EDT
We dare you to spill something on your newly-waterproofed shoes. A good infomercial product may seem unnecessary at first, but after a quick tutorial you'll see why you must have the item. The way you're supposedly doing things now (often depicted in black and white) is extremely frustrating, time-consuming, and perhaps even dangerous. But the new wonder product you're about to buy will make your life easier, better, and so much happier. Yes, how did you live before you had this ingenious device? The latest infomercial going viral is NeverWet. Take a look at the video and other classic items you definitely don't need.
Want everything you own to be waterproof? Spray this on your shoes, your clothing, your iPhone, anything. We're not sure if this destroys fabrics over time, but if this worked on hair for rainy days it's worth a try.
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Hair never looks better than after a long day at the beach, but the wavy, ocean-sprayed look is so easy to fake at home. Craving those textured, tousled, slightly-undone tendrils (and maybe even that awesome, salt air scent)? Try one of our top five surf sprays--you're just a quick spritz away! By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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