Dorsey Rohweder

Melania Trump Styles Navy Shift Dress With Christian Louboutin Pumps

While celebrating a milestone for the Middle East, Melania Trump opted for her go-to shoe style: the classic pump. For apparel, she chose a sold-out Prada filigree-patterned navy shift dress that features a midi length, high neckline, and cap sleeves with a white pattern throughout that matched her shoes. The Italian designer also offers a tie-shoulder style in a similar pattern. It retails for $1,525 and is available for purchase on Farfetch.com.

For footwear, the First Lady chose a pair of her beloved Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps in the white colorway, which, of course, feature the distinctive red sole. The shoes have a white patent leather upper, deep cut collar, pointed toe, and a 4.8-inch stiletto heel with the iconic leather sole. While the style is currently sold out, the black and nude colorways are still available for purchase. They retail for $695 on Nordstrom.com

Her ensemble for

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The Art of the Obama Era

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Barack Obama Presidential Library
Photo credit: Courtesy of the Barack Obama Presidential Library

From ELLE

Michael Smith once picked a fight with Barack Obama. Smith, the First Family’s interior designer, argued that red curtains were the perfect choice for the Oval Office. Obama disagreed. Presidents, of late, had gone with yellow or blue. Smith dug in, and others chimed in. Was this about fabric, or something else?

“Barn red,” Smith called his curtains. Suddenly, they sounded pastoral—no echoes of Belle Watling or Buckingham Palace. Then, flanking the curtains, the designer added two sunny paintings of Cape Cod barns by Edward Hopper, a favorite of the president’s. They belonged on the walls, at the dawn of the Obama administration, because of their Americana calmness and playful shapes.

Smith often connects to people through places. For example, he is from Pasadena, and the president is from Honolulu. The two men are roughly the same age. The

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How Gen Z is using art and creativity to improve their mental health

Three ultra-talented young artists who contributed to the Yahoo Creators Contest share how art and creativity have positively impacted them during distressing times. (Art: Isabell Berkowitz)
Three ultra-talented young artists who contributed to the Yahoo Creators Contest share how art and creativity have positively impacted them during distressing times. (Art: Isabell Berkowitz)

To say that 2020 has been a tough year would be a grand understatement. In the last eight months alone, many have witnessed more death, pain and political pandemonium than ever before. The fear, isolation and demise caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the horrific onslaught of police brutality and racism that’s still so rife in the U.S. today, has rocked people to their core. And consequently, there’s been a significant rise in anxiety and depression — specifically in the younger generations.

In a recent survey conducted by VSCO, over 80 percent of Gen Zers polled said that they feel more anxious about the future now than they did prior to the pandemic. And that was before the brutal slayings of Breonna

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Cole Haan Launches New Footwear Collection and Togetherness-Inspired Art Project

Cole Haan has a new footwear collection on the way, and with it, the brand is introducing an art project focused on togetherness.

The latest line from Cole Haan is 4.Zerogrand, a collection for men and women that the company describes as an evolution of its comfort-focused, versatile and forward-thinking dress shoe line. The lineup, according to the brand, “is the pinnacle representation of beautifully crafted utility, merging a classic wingtip upper with a versatile, engineered performance outsole.”

The brand is introducing 4.Zerogrand with four shoes. For men, Cole Haan will release the Wingtip Oxford and the Plain Toe Oxford. The women’s shoes include the Stitchlite Oxford and the Loafer. The looks are equipped with plush triple-density foam cushioning, lightweight and durable multi-surface traction TPU outsoles and classic styled uppers made with modern materials and construction.

The Cole Haan 4.Zerogrand collection is available now in its U.S. stores, via Colehaan.com

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