As Well as Bows, This Santa Ties Knots

In 1995, Frank Pascuzzi’s sister-in-law asked if he would dress up as Santa Claus for several hours at her Christmas party.

“She knew I was a Christmas fanatic who always wanted to play Santa,” he said. “I didn’t look like Santa back then, but I was 6 feet tall, around 250 pounds and had a deep laugh. I sprayed my black hair with white paint and rented the suit.”

The experience, he added, was both enjoyable and enlightening. “I didn’t realize how wonderful it would make me feel or that I had something special to offer. Suddenly Christmas meant something

Feeling Bad About … Your Hair?

“We know that the fiber curvature of hair changes and gets less regular as we get older, but we don’t know exactly why that happens — just that it happens,” said Dr. Thomas, who is also a principal scientist behind Hair Biology.

John Barrett, a hairstylist who tends to Martha Stewart’s and Hillary Clinton’s trademark cuts in his Manhattan salon, advises clients to wash their hair no more than twice a week with gentle shampoo and to sleep in hydrating hair masks to improve manageability and shine. His mantra: Do less.

“Most hair problems are self-inflicted,” Mr. Barrett said.

It’s Never Too Late to Quit Your Day Job and Become a Stand-Up Comic

What is it about being a comedian that makes you happy?

To strip down my job to its elements: I get paid to make people happy. What could be better than that? I suppose it was the same thing when I worked at Baskin-Robbins in high school and college, scooping and serving ice cream, but laughter has no fat, no calories, no salt and you can do it for an hour and a half at a time.

How has your pursuit changed your life?

I don’t have to use an alarm clock unless I have an early morning flight. And …

K. Michelle Wears Nanushka Brown Leather Suit With Voyetté Blue Satin Mules While Doing Press for Her New Lifetime Show ‘My Killer Body’

K. Michelle is gearing up for the premiere of her new Lifetime show, My Killer Body, which is set to premiere in February. Kicking off her press run, she was spotted promoting the upcoming series wearing a stylish brown leather suit.

K. Michelle wore a $840 Nanushka faux leather single-breasted blazer and the matching $513 high waist flared leather trousers. Adding a pop of color, the brown leather suit was paired with $179.99 Voyetté “Saucy Selena” blue satin crystal-studded mules. Completing the look, she went with Aziza Handcrafted jewelry pieces including the Fatin choker necklace, cuff, and rings. Her …

Beyoncé Dazzles in Gucci x Balenciaga Silver Crystal Blazer Jacket, Pantaleggings, Gloves, and Heart Handbag for Jay-Z’s Las Vegas Birthday Celebration

Beyoncé celebrated her hubby Jay-Z and his 52nd birthday recently. The two shared some kisses and good eats, including a stunning birthday cake, over dinner in Las Vegas. For the celebration, the Queen Bey gave us all the shimmer and shine we didn’t know we needed with her dazzling look.

Beyoncé wore a full Gucci x Balenciaga, or Gucci Hacker Project, look including the $13,000 The Hacker Project crystal Hourglass jacket, $10,800 The Hacker Project crystal GG pantaleggings, crystal GG gloves, and a $8,500 Broadway glass heart shoulder bag. The look was completed with Messika silver hoop earrings and sunglasses. …

On the State of Fashion: 5 Designers You Should Know from Dakar Fashion Week

Visit to read about 5 designers you should know from Dakar Fashion Week.

An excerpt: Show Producer Almany Lo said about Dakar Fashion Week, “Designers in Senegal and West Africa didn’t have a platform to show their work. We have very good designers, but when you go to Paris Fashion Week, you never see them. We must have our platform to show our creativity in Senegal and all of Africa. [We want Americans to know] that Africa is great and you can find anything that you want here.”

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Method Man Wears Reiss Black Suit and Scarosso Green Shoes to the 2021 Celebration of Black Cinema & Television

Method Man was on the scene at the fourth annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television 2021, presented by the Critics Choice Association, where he gave us a dapper style moment on the red carpet.

Method Man wore a Reiss black suit including a suit jacket, turtleneck, and trousers. The look was then rounded off with a pair of dark green Scarosso shoes and David Yurman jewelry. His ensemble was styled by Jennifer Austin.


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Who Wore It Better? Rihanna and Teyana Taylor Spotted in Rick Owens Black and White Zebra Print Coat

Teyana Taylor and Rihanna were spied in the same Rick Owens “Peter” coat recently and we must ask: Who wore it better?

Straight from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection, the Rick Owens Gethsemane Zip Front Peter coat is quite a show-stopper. The coat appears in a black and white zebra print matched with edgy details including zippers on the cuffs and front. Rounding off this eye-catching coat, the exterior is made of fur to further achieve animal-like feels.

We see why fashionistas like Rihanna and Teyana Taylor are in love with this coat. Let’s see how they styled it:

Rihanna, …

Zegna’s Trendy I.P.O. Path Raises Question: Is This the Next Big Fashion Trend?

To further ensure its supply chain, Zegna teamed with Prada this year to each buy 40 percent of the Italian cashmere producer Filati Biagioli Modesto, and Mr. Zegna said Zegna might use proceeds from the I.P.O. to further invest in Italian textile manufacturing.

Control over production has the added benefit of ensuring traceability and sustainability, an increasing focus of the younger generation of customers Zegna is courting. One of the brand’s most celebrated assets is Oasi Zegna, the sprawling Italian park in Trivero, Piedmont, the brand’s hometown, which was created by Zegna’s founder to preserve the local ecosystem that is …

Time to Celebrate: It’s Still Mule Season

Over the past year and change, as many folks began working from home, comfort-first footwear rose to become a daily wardrobe staple. That was especially true of the mule, the hybrid shoe-slipper that quickly became a favorite of menswear dudes everywhere. Soon, the slip-on kicks were all over the place, from flashy (and furry) designer styles from the likes of Italian label Marni to more down-to-earth fare like the Reebok Beatnik. Yet, as summer gave way to fall and the winter loomed ahead, you might have worried about giving up the fantastical and cozy footwear for the year. Fear not: …