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Local artists hope to inspire, heal by creating works of art downtown following May riots

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cleveland based artists are showcasing their work downtown as part of a public art project called “Voices of CLE.”
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8 of Kate Middleton’s favourite sustainable brands

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The Duchess of Cambridge is known for re-wearing pieces that she’s owned for years—a practice that is inherently sustainable, as it both reduces the number of clothes you buy and prevents the garments from ending up in landfill. Recently though, the royal—like her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Sussex—has been wearing more eco-friendly and ethical labels, including Faithfull the Brand and Beulah London.

Considering the impact the Duchess’s fashion choices have across the world (the so-called ‘Kate effect’ has led to searches for particular items rising by an average of 86 per cent during lockdown), it’s only a good thing that she’s throwing her support behind designers promoting sustainable practices. Here, we round up eight brands the Duchess has been championing.

1. Faithfull the Brand

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to The Nook in Framlingham Earl, Norfolk, United Kingdom, June 2020.

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Founded by designers Sarah-Jane Abrahams and Helle Them-Enger in 2012, Bali-based label Faithfull the Brand’s pieces are an antidote to mass consumerism, with all their pieces handmade, hand-dyed and hand-printed by local artisans in Indonesia. The Duchess wore the brand’s Marie-Louise midi dress during a visit to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice in Norfolk in June, leading to it instantly selling out online.

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Fashion editor favourite Raey also got the Duchess’s seal of approval in May, after the royal wore a yellow printed dress by the brand for a television appearance. Launched in 2015, MatchesFashion’s in-house label, which is best known for its minimal designs, focuses on using materials with low environmental impact, as well as working with artisans and craftspeople to produce its garments.

3. Sézane

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF (London Early Years Foundation) Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School, London, January 2020.

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Parisian brand Sézane—whose celebrity supporters include Bella Hadid and Irina Shayk—has also caught the eye of the Duchess recently, with the royal wearing a cream jumper by the brand during a visit to a London nursery in January. As well as being a go-to for French-style staples, the label has also laid out a series of detailed environmental commitments, including a target of using 80 per cent eco-friendly materials by 2021.

4. Stella McCartney

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits The National Portrait Gallery in London, July 2012.

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A long-time fan of Stella McCartney, the Duchess most recently re-wore a blue shift dress by the designer—first seen in 2012—to launch her new photography competition, Hold Still, in June. With McCartney being well known for her eco credentials, it’s no surprise that both the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex (who enlisted the designer to create her evening wedding dress in 2019) are among her high-profile clients.

5. Beulah London

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn as part of the NHS birthday celebrations on July 2020.

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Known for her desire to support charitable causes, it’s clear why British brand Beulah London is another of the Duchess’s favourites. The label, founded by Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Lavinia Brennan in 2009, aims to create employment for previously trafficked women, with 10 per cent of profits going to the Impact Partners via the Beulah Trust, which works to eradicate modern-day slavery. The royal wore a navy floral dress by the label during a hospital visit in July, wearing a similar design in red for a video message in May.

6. Perfect Moment

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at a charity event at Peterley Manor Farm, England, December 2019.

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For a sportier look, the Duchess favours skiwear brand Perfect Moment, wearing a red puffer jacket by the label (first seen during an outing to London’s Olympic Park in 2017) for a festive engagement in December 2019. Founded by professional skier and filmmaker Thierry Donard back in 1984, the brand uses eco-friendly fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles, while its down is 100 per cent natural and recyclable.

7. Daniella Draper

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Cardiff, Wales in January 2020.

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The Duchess debuted a new personalised pendant necklace during a visit to Wales in January, featuring the initials of her children: George, Charlotte and Louis. Its origin? Responsible jewellery brand Daniella Draper, which makes all its products in England and uses recycled gold and silver. The necklace isn’t the only piece by the designer owned by the royal: the Duchess also recently wore a pair of hoop earrings by the brand during a Zoom call with charity Action on Addiction.

8. Monica Vinader

Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visits the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, May 2019.

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Ethical jewellery brand Monica Vinader is another regular feature of the Duchess’s jewellery box, with Kate first wearing a pair of green onyx earrings by the designer back in 2016. As well as offering affordable pieces, the brand is committed to the responsible sourcing of all its materials, as well as offering a lifetime repair service to ensure the longevity of its pieces. The jewellery label also works with charities including Women for Women International to ensure it has a positive social impact.

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The 6 Best Tie-Front Shirts and How to Style Them

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While timeless in nature, the classic button-down shirt has also been trending this season amongst the fashion crowd. Sure, an oxford blouse could be considered “plain” in theory, but its polished silhouette is what makes it an ideal piece in some of the chicest, effortless ‘fits. And as we’ve been spotting on the ‘gram recently, there’s one shirting trend that can enhance those button-down looks even more.

Yep, talking about the tie-front shirting vibe here. Whether purchased as an intentional tie-front top or tied on its own from a regular oversized shirt, the addition of this easy piece will take any simple ensemble to the next level as it will bring extra dimension to a look.

To showcase what we mean, we rounded up a bit of visual inspiration featuring the top. And if you’re shopping at the moment, we’re also showcasing how to master each look as well.

 

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Underground guerrilla Bristol street stencil spray paint artist Banksy may be suffering from early-onset dementia, it has been revealed, due to inhaling too many paint aerosol fumes over the years. The legendary street artist, who paints gigantic political cartoons on buildings or sprays his views and witty comments wherever he likes, was reportedly admitted to a care home by his parents, who were fed up with him living at home and wanted to let out the spare room.

‘He’s got millions in his account, but still refuses to pay us a bit of rent so we can make ends meet,’ said Mr Banksy senior, a graffiti art remover for Bristol Council. ‘Now we’ve painted the walls white and got a lovely top-end mattress in for our first tenant, a nice young lady called Tracey Emin. Our only rules are: no vodka, wine, cigarettes, pissing, shitting, vomiting or used tampons in the bed, but, just to be on the safe side. we have fitted a mattress protector.’

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