Pets Dress Up for Halloween


A dog dressed as a Zoltar fortune telling machine participates in the Halloween Dog Parade in New York. (Photo by Timothy Clary/Getty Images) Continue reading »

La Candelaria in Spain: Penitents Dress like Members of Ku Klux Klan… for the Past 500 Years

The Spanish celebration of La Candelaria kicks off as penitents remember the anniversary of the day when Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem forty days after his birth. The feast kicks off every year during holy week and is part of the East tradition in Spain. Towns and cities across host large processions as penitents are seen in their hooded clothes. Religious statutes are carried through the streets on the shoulders of participates as people make their way, celebrating Easter.

Many in the United States might be concerned that hooded attire represents the sinister group known as the Ku Klux Klan. However, this tradition has taken place in Spain for approximately 500 years.

Penitents of “La Candelaria” brotherhood walk to their church during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, April 3, 2012. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. (Reuters / Marcelo del Pozo) Continue reading »

New Dress Styles: Fur, Low Hemlines, Crimson and Bold Patterns for Fall 2012


Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but dresses are her love affair. The Fall 2012 runways at New York Fashion Week boasted some stunning new dress styles for the upcoming season including fur accents, lower hemlines, bright crimson hues and bold patterns. (Reuters) Continue reading »

Royal Ascot Tightens Dress Codes, Bans Mini Skirts and Fascinators

New dress codes released by the organisers of the Royal Ascot event have set some strict standards following allegations that visitors, particularly ladies, were too casually dressed for the occasion.

According to guidelines released by the organisation, fascinators, a millinery style head-piece often worn by the likes of Kate Middleton, Elizabeth Hurley and Princess Beatrice, has been prohibited from the event. In its place, headpieces which have a base covering a sufficient area of the head (above 4 inches / 10cm) will only be permitted.

Apart from this, women are also required to wear dresses and skirts of modest length falling just above the knee or longer. Moreover, strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck, spaghetti straps and dresses with a strap of less than one inch (2.5cm) are not permitted.


A racegoer stands near a dustbin on the fifth day of racing at Royal Ascot in southern England June 19, 2010. (Reuters) Continue reading »

Glow-in-the-Dark Dress

Models display creations by Indian designer Pankaj and Nidhi at the 18th edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 in New Delhi. (Associated Press, AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »