Month: June 2020

The COVID effect on work fashion in Charlotte

High heels? No thanks. Pants with zippers? So 2019. In the age of quarantine and remote working, comfort is king in the Queen City.

Like nearly everything in life, Charlotte fashion has been turned on its head during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Zoom calls replacing meetings, couches replacing conference rooms and Netflix replacing nights out, business and formal attire are becoming as passe as handshakes. Instead we are seeing the rise of what the Wall Street Journal dubbed the “business mullet” — formal up top, party down below.

“I’d live in my joggers if I could, and the best part is that I can wear a professional blouse up top during my Zoom calls with clients and no one is the wiser,” said Charlotte business coach, strategist, author and podcaster Jenny Melrose. “Plus I’m able to hop up and be comfortable running an errand or playing with the kids. Comfort

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Make Juneteenth a Non-Shopping Holiday

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Juneteenth, tomorrow, has long been celebrated by Black people and across communities of color. The holiday references June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when a document declaring the end of slavery was read publicly in Galveston, Tex., by a U.S. Army general. Now the day is getting broader recognition, as numerous American companies, including some in fashion, are making it a paid holiday. Congress will likely take up the issue as well, and Juneteenth could, and should, become a national holiday.

How great and long overdue for our country to formally celebrate the end of slavery, and by doing so, come face-to-face with the horrific devastation it wrought and that is ongoing. Not so great that this reckoning comes only after the killings by police of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and too many others, acts that have shaken

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27 Items I’m Shopping From Amazon That Really Need No Explanation

Maybe it’s annoying, but I’m always Slacking my co-workers with links to the cool items I find online. But hey, can you blame me? I’m constantly on my laptop finding cute stuff that I think we’d all appreciate! My favorite site for all the things? Amazon. I’m pretty positive that my whole closet, shoe rack, bikini drawer—basically anything that’s in my apartment—is from the retailer. From five-star reviewed dresses and tops to top-rated shoes and handbags, its selection is so good I don’t even need to explain why I’m always adding everything to my cart. Here are the 27 items I’ve recently slacked my co-workers. 

Clothing

The Drop Nicole Crew Neck Muscle Tank Top ($18)

The Drop Maxine Short Sleeve Square Neck Button Front Rib Cardigan ($30)

Amazon Essentias Drawstring Linen Wide Leg Pant ($25)

Daily Ritual Jersey Mock-Neck Maxi Dress ($28)

Lark & Ro Camisole Top ($8)

The

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Coronavirus masks set the tone in fashion, politics and industry

They are being sold by Kim Kardashian West, Gucci and plenty of others looking to make a buck. 

They have led to lawsuits, violent assaults and police intervention.

They could help determine whether President Donald Trump or Democratic challenger Joe Biden emerges as the victor on Election Day.

“Masks are becoming a new dividing line,” said Douglas Brinkley, a professor of history and the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities at Rice University. 

During the coronavirus pandemic, face masks worn to protect people from the transmission of COVID-19 have been transformed. There is the clear-mouthed mask, which allows the deaf to read lips; the straw-holed mask, which allows the thirsty to stay hydrated; and the “trikini,” which allows bikini wearers to coordinate tops and bottoms with a matching mouth covering.

A sign of the maskmaking madness: A recorded phone message for customer service at Singer, manufacturer of sewing machines, warns

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