Fashion fights body-shaming with more diverse models

In the wake of last month's presidential debate, "body-shaming" has become one of the media's favorite buzzwords. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton criticized her Republican opponent Donald Trump for calling Alicia Machado, the 1996 Miss Universe pageant winner, "Miss Piggy" and "an eating machine" because she had gained some weight. Since then, around-the-clock news networks have played the soundbites on a loop and tapped dozens of commentators to opine on the topic.


Coral Gables jewelry company focuses on female empowerment

In 2009, Tiffany Dominguez of Miami opened her online-only business with only one employee handling all the work: herself. She named her new jewelry company T. Audrey, combining her name and that of her idol, Audrey Hepburn. The name evolved into Taudrey, as fans began pronouncing it as one word.


Peixoto swimwear founder holds monthly Beach workouts with fans

On the second Saturday of each month, Peixoto founder Mauricio Esquenazi can be found working out in the sand with “fans” of the swimsuit brand. Peixoto’s buyers are mostly active women who want to stay fit, so Esquenazi thought offering workouts led by women trainers would result in a stronger connection with customers.


Only recycled materials used in FIU graduate’s fashion show

Two years ago, Amira Ajlouni, a graduate student from the School of Architecture at Florida International University, prepared her master’s class thesis project. Instead of designing a building, she took an alternative route where the focus of her project would center on sustainability. She created a fashion show with design pieces that only incorporated recycled materials.

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Winter 2016 trend: True Blues

Blue is the color of the season. And it’s no wonder — the hue complements every skin tone, can be worn from head to toe or used to add a pop of bold color to any outfit. Whether it’s a dress with a structured neckline, a jacket that elevates the ubiquitous T-shirt and jeans ensemble, eye-catching metallic kicks or a statement-making bracelet, these pieces are proof that blue is the warmest of colors.

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The Art Institute helps kick off Miami Swim Week

Models strut the runway in designs by Art Institute students at the kickoff fashion show for Miami Swim Week. Miami Swim Week, Miami Beach’s signature fashion marketplace, kicked off Thursday with the usual army of bikini-clad models, and thousands of swimwear makers and buyers from dozens of countries. Video by Carl Juste / Miami Herald Staff
Carl Juste Miami Herald Staff
The Art Institute helps kick off Miami Swim Week 1:42

The Art Institute helps kick off Miami Swim Week

Kyle Rau rejoins the Florida Panthers 2:31

Kyle Rau rejoins the Florida Panthers

Justise Winslow talks about anthem singer who kneeled 2:17

Justise Winslow talks about anthem singer who kneeled

Wayne Ellington after the Heat's 113-110 loss to 76ers 3:32

Wayne Ellington after the Heat's 113-110 loss to 76ers