Long before Bean Boots, Mainers was at the forefront of fashion.

Long before Brooklyn hipsters modeled LL Bean boots and Angela Adams bags hung from the shoulders of people in Los Angeles, Mainers had a keen sense of fashion. In the 1870s, for example, fashion-conscious Maine residents knew that the voluminous style of women’s skirt known as “polonaise” was giving way to a much slimmer silhouette […]

Milan Fashion Week: Celebrity-Packed Shows and Bombastic Sets

Like London before it, Milan Fashion Week returned with beautiful in-person shows, attended by many leading influencers and personalities and collections that encompassed high glamor and surefire commercial successes. Gucci showed up in town for the first time since February 2020, Prada included Kim Kardashian among its guests (a hint of a future collaboration?), and […]

Some advice on TIPS

A version of this article was published in the December 2021 issue of Morningstar FundInvestor. Download a free copy of FundInvestor by visiting the website. With consumer prices rising at the fastest rate in more than 30 years, investors concerned about inflation may be interested in understanding what options are available to protect against a […]

The unexpected costs of fast fashion

On average, Americans throw away 81 pounds of clothing each year. That’s according to SMART, or the Association for Recycled Secondary Materials and Textiles. They also say that 95% of the textiles we use can be recycled, but right now only 15% is donated or recycled and the rest goes to landfill. If you’re on […]

Dior reinvents feminist fashion for the Paris Fashion Week show

Petsch at the Dior show: “I want to wear everything” Claire Foy and Cara Delevingne attend Dior’s Spring-Summer 2022 Haute Couture show in Paris, where model Jeanne Damas and actors Madelaine Petsch and Rosamund Pike marvel at the collection. (January 25) access point PARIS (AP) — Dior’s affirmed feminist designer Maria Grazia Chiuri used the […]