From retail to styling for the Met Gala: Lancaster native Manny Jay soars in the world of fashion | Entertainment

Emmanuel Colon had just two weeks to style a Met Gala look for one of his longest-term clients, beauty influencer and entrepreneur Jackie Aina, when her invitation to the gala arrived late.

It was the first time he styled someone for fashion’s biggest event, held this year on Sept. 13. The theme was “American Independence,” a theme that could vary drastically given the person in attendance.

Aina decided to pay homage to Barbie, and from there, it was full speed ahead. He and his assistants looked for Black-owned fashion designers and eventually found Brooklyn-based Fe Noel, who created a silky, pink, ’90s Barbie-inspired dress for Aina.

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Beauty influencer Jackie Aina before the Met Gala with an outfit styled by Manny Jay.

The look, which the designer described as the “perfect mashup of glamour meets girl next door,” to fashion website Women’s Wear Daily, received acclaim from Vogue

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live early offers and when the rest of the UK sales start

Cards at the ready, shoppers. It may still be a week away, but Black Friday 2021 is already bigger than ever before. Many major retailers have released discounts early, including John Lewis, Amazon, Currys and Argos

In true Black Friday tradition, expect to find deals on everything, from electronics like TVs and mobile phones to coffee machines, vacuum cleaners and even holidays, along with fashion and beauty deals from sought-after brands. Those who are looking to get their Christmas shopping done early will be spoilt for choice, with significant discounts on tablets, gaming consoles, smart devices and more. 

Our guide will help you find the best Black Friday deals this year. Here’s everything you need to know… 

When is Black Friday 2021 in the UK?

This year, Black Friday falls on November 26, but most of the major players have turned it into a month-long shopping

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Dubai Modest Fashion Week returns with a splash: 10 labels to watch

Munamer offers colourful modest swimwear

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Munamer offers colourful modest swimwear

Dubai is all set to host Modest Fashion Week once again, from Thursday to Saturday. The event, spearheaded by Think Fashion, will be held at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR. More than 40 brands, including e-commerce platforms such as Dubai’s Modernest, will showcase their designs on the runway and sell their wares at dedicated exhibitor booths.

This year’s theme is “Awakening”, and as we cautiously get back into the swing of dressing up and going out and about, here are 10 brands with statement modest styles that can be on your radar for the festive season.

Zeina Ali World

More is more appears to be the mantra of this Jordanian fashion label, which is the brainchild of fashion and travel blogger Zeina Ali Halabi. Volume, drama and picture-worthy pizzazz sum up the mood of the brand’s head-turning evening wear designs, which are

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