Everything you need to pack for your next trip abroad as travel restrictions lift

Mark A. Carlson
Everything you need to pack for your next trip abroad as travel restrictions lift
Get prepared ahead of 6 July, when international travel to Europe will be allowed, with our holiday packing guide: iStock/The Independent

If you had grand plans for a sunny holiday this year that you’d given up on, a trip abroad may become a possibility sooner than you think.

From 6 July, British holidaymakers will once again be able to travel overseas in line with the easing of international travel restrictions across Europe, to nations where the risk of contracting coronavirus is regarded as low.

As part of a new traffic light system that will be imposed by the Joint Biosecurity Centre, if a country on the continent has low and declining rates of infection, it will receive an amber or green status. This will allow travellers to visit and return without needing to self-isolate for 14 days – a concept which has been named the “air bridges” scheme.

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Oprah and 24 More Celebrities With Secret Business Empires

Mark A. Carlson

Most celebrities stick to the trade that made them a star, but a few use their fame and fortune as a business platform. If the company takes off, some shift from the spotlight to a corner office, while others find a way to shine at both. To get inspired to aim big with your own career goals, check out some famous entrepreneurs with bona fide mogul status.

Last updated: Jan. 1, 2020

Jessica Alba

  • Net Worth: $200 million
  • Business: The Honest Company

Valued at $756 million as of October 2017, Jessica Alba launched The Honest Company in 2012 to provide consumers with safe, nontoxic household and baby products. In 2016, the company pulled in a reported $250 million in revenue.

In its latest funding round in June 2018, The Honest Company raised $200 million in a series led by consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton, according to The Hollywood

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Save Up to 70% on Designer Dresses at the Big Style Sale from Amazon

Mark A. Carlson

Dress deals continue! The Amazon Summer Sale — also known as the Big Style Sale — is offering customers incredible savings on all types and styles of dresses through Sunday. Although Amazon Prime Day is postponed indefinitely, their Amazon fashion summer sale includes white hot sales and fashion deals from loads of brands that offer a discount of up to 80% off. Kate Spade New York, Rebecca Minkoff, Levi’s, Tumi luggage and Tory Burch are among the retailer brand names that are part of the Amazon Summer Sale.

Shop the Big Style Sale for top women’s clothing fashion brands like Self Portrait, For Love & Lemons, ASTR the Label, Black Halo and Theory and save anywhere from 25% to more than 70% off the regular price. If you’ve been thinking about freshening up your wardrobe with a few new summer dresses or are already planning outfits with

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Amazon’s Big Style Sale ends Sunday! Here’s how to score up to 70% off

Mark A. Carlson

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While the summer season typically calls for barbecues and beach hangouts on major holidays, it also calls for one event shoppers like us look forward to every year: Amazon Prime Day. While the main shopping event has been postponed until further notice this year, the giant retailer is still providing major savings during its first Big Style Sale.

The Amazon fashion sale began at 12 a.m. PST on Monday and has provided several exciting deals from huge brands. The sale is set to end at 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday.

To help you navigate through the rest of Amazon’s style sale, we’ve

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Nigeria’s Yoruba women announce their arrival in style

Mark A. Carlson
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Nigerian photographer Oye Diran reimagines the fashion of the Yoruba people in a stunning series of images.

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When an aunt sent Oye Diran an old family photo, he was mesmerised by the high sense of fashion and style exhibited by the Yoruba women of West Africa in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

The photo was of his mother and her sister adorned in iro and buba, the colourful two-piece outfit of wrapped skirt and top popular with Yoruba women in Nigeria.

Diran, a Yoruba himself and Nigerian photographer based in New York, noticed how the style of the iro and buba had evolved over time, but that the outfit still maintained its elegance.

Inspired, he ploughed through the internet looking for more vintage images of the outfit but was disappointed with what he saw.

“What I found were updated

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The Amazon Summer Sale Is Like Prime Day for Fashion and Clothing: Top Deals So Far

Mark A. Carlson

Clear your schedule for the Amazon Summer Sale, also called The Big Style Sale, which focuses on discount summer fashions. Amazon’s Big Style Sale, Amazon’s biggest sale in fashion to date, kicks off Monday, June 22.

Not only does the sale include Amazon brands, but it also features luxury brand markdowns within Shopbop, which Amazon acquired in 2006. That means shoppers will see deep discounts on brands like Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Marc Jacobs, Tumi, and many more.

According to CNBC, the online retail giant intends to jumpstart sales to sellers and retailers whose sales were drastically affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as well as the postponement of the annual Amazon Prime Day, which is usually held in July. The Amazon Fashion Summer Sale also serves as an opportunity for shoppers who have been hit financially in recent months

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How Keeping Up With the Kardashians Changed… Everything

Mark A. Carlson

The Kardashians were not the first family to have their own reality show.

But no one before or since has managed to make the most of one quite as they have—and not only in the form of a dozen spin-offs that have aired at one point or another on E! since Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered in 2007.

Rather, their name has become more, even, than a billion-dollar brand. It’s a pop culture touchstone, a word that conjures up all at once luxury and extravagance, style and sex appeal, followers and fashion, family and fierce loyalty. Their name has become synonymous with fame, and mention of the Kardashians is never far off when the conversation turns to what being a celebrity is all about in this day and age.

But while their flagship show has been chugging along on E! now for almost 13 years, following Kim,

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You Would Never Guess These Summer Pieces Are All Under $100

Mark A. Carlson

As the weather outside starts to heat up, it seems like there’s a common goal among fashion girls everywhere: finding the perfect summer fit. And after doing some research, it looks like there’s one place influencers are flocking to shop: Stitch Fix. More specifically, the exclusive collection that just launched with fashion influencer and body-positivity advocate, Katie Sturino.

This collaboration is special for a number of reasons, but especially because it’s the first time that non-clients can shop directly on Stitch Fix. The collection is size-inclusive (which is something Stitch Fix always prides itself on offering its clients) and inspired by Sturino’s love of primary colors and bright prints.

So, because I’m forever looking for outfit inspo, I turned to three very fashionable ladies—Vanessa Romo, Aysha Sow, and Alex LaRosa—to show me how they’re styling the chic under-$100 pieces from the collection. Spoiler alert: They

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Highsnobiety Turns Digital Fashion Week On Its Head

Mark A. Carlson

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LONDON — Has Highsnobiety cracked the highly divisive online fashion week formula?

It might have: In the midst of long-winded industry talks around the future of fashion weeks and the appeal of virtual runways, the streetwear and lifestyle publication decided to take a step back from it all and come up with a solution of its own.

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It’s called “Not in Paris” and in many ways, it sounds like fashion week cum art fair utopia, as it transcends geographies and art forms to bring together luxury, streetwear, art, music, architecture and even fine wine, under one digital roof.

“So many of the events we write about have been canceled, so we’ve had to think of ourselves as cultural producers in our own right,” said Tom Bettridge, the online publication’s editor in chief. “We basically thought, ‘Let’s set our own calendar

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Best online clothes shops to bookmark as your go-to fashion destinations

Mark A. Carlson

Us Brits love to shop from the comfort of our sofas, and now we have even more of an excuse to do so, as we’re all stuck inside during lockdown.

Despite having more time to shop online, whether that’s for a new loungewear set for cosy days working from home, or a new outfit to wear on your first night out when this is all over, the plethora of choice can be overwhelming.

We’ve tested hundreds of online clothes shops – considering key factors such as delivery, garment quality, how user-friendly their website is and customer service – to give you the ultimate roundup of our fashion favourites.

Our roundup covers everything from vintage brands to sustainable clothing.

Use our handy quick links to jump to different categories below.

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Fashion Week Preview: Christopher Raeburn

Mark A. Carlson

The coronavirus has come for Fashion Week, but Fashion Week is unbowed. With the 2020 edition of LFWM going all-digital, the event’s key designers talk us through how they’ve adapted to showing clothes in a world where showing clothes is (almost) impossible.


What’s been the biggest challenge with producing a lockdown fashion ‘show’?

Whilst the last months have had their challenges operationally, we’ve used our obligation as creatives to look for better systems and ways of doing things. It’s been a unique situation to test, experiment and react – taking those learnings to work towards a better future. ⁠Not only have we dug deeper into our material archives, we’ve actually truly brought Craft, Creativity and Community to the fore.

What non-fashion skills have you picked up during lockdown?

Lockdown has pushed us to optimise and adopt new digital tools and processes, accelerating our move to a more efficient way of

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Chanel Plots Return to Prior Runway, Collections Pace

Mark A. Carlson

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PARIS — While other major brands question the fashion system in light of the upheaval triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, Chanel hopes it will soon be business as usual.

The French luxury house plans to resume its normal pace of collections and runway shows as soon as health conditions allow, Bruno Pavlovsky, president of fashion and president of Chanel SAS, told WWD in an interview as the house unveiled its cruise 2021 collection online.

“This is really the first time at Chanel that we’re showing a collection without a runway show. We’re trying to compensate for this, in a different format, with this presentation,” he said of the look book and video unveiled on Chanel’s web site and social media platforms on Monday.

Chanel, which is due to publish its 2019 annual results later this month, has been hit hard by the closure

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6 Flattering Denim Shorts and How to Style Them

Mark A. Carlson

If there’s one item that gets the most use throughout the summer months, it’s unquestionably a pair of denim shorts. The ultimate weekend staple, denim shorts are our go-to summer saviors—most often thrown on with a striped tee and sandals for an easy, effortless daytime look. But finding a pair of great-fitting and flattering denim shorts is not always an easy feat. Like most denim, it takes trial and error to procure a pair you feel comfortable in that suits your style and body type. Luckily we did some digging and discovered the most flattering silhouettes guaranteed to suit every taste. Plus, we turned to our favorite fashion muses for endless inspiration on how to keep them looking fresh and stylish for every summer occasion. Scroll below for our favorite denim short outfits.

Sometimes the simplest outfit formulas work best. Wear your casual mid-rise denim shorts with an easy

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Up next, recap & links

Mark A. Carlson

Full episodes of “Sunday Morning” are now available to watch on demand on CBSNews.com, CBS.com and CBS All Access, including via Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV/FireTV stick and Xbox. The show also streams on CBSN beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET and 11:30 a.m. ET.  

WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE RADIO: “Sunday Morning” is available to CBS News Radio listeners. 

You can also download the free “Sunday Morning” podcast at iTunes. Now you’ll never miss the trumpet!

RECAP: MAY 31

Join Nancy Giles, Sunday Morning correspondent, for a virtual Q&A. Ask questions, and hear more about her latest story about Peloton exercise bikes and working out in isolation. Post a question in the comment section below. See you at 11 AM EDT!

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, May 31, 2020

FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT: Nancy GilesOur correspondent answered viewer questions on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook

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I Clean Out My Closet Twice a Month, But I Never Get Rid of These 8 Things

Mark A. Carlson

I’ve always been big on cleaning out my closet and decluttering my space in general, but as we recently discussed, I’ve been on even more of a kick lately due to the extensive amount of time I’ve been spending at home. However, sharing some of the items we have purged from our wardrobes actually got me thinking about those pieces which I rarely, if ever, give the boot—and why.

I didn’t notice it at first, but once I made a list, it became painfully clear that among the eight categories you’re about to read about below, there’s actually one common theme: They always come back (or never go out of style in the first place). That’s right. While items such as belts and eveningwear may seem more or less relevant over time, when you do need them, the versions you already own should typically do the trick. In

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So These Are the Shoes We’ll All Be Wearing in 6 Months’ Time

Mark A. Carlson

We may just be settling into spring, but we fashion folk can’t help but look ahead to some of the biggest trends that are set to dominate come fall. While the F/W 2020 runways provided us with a plethora of chic styles to try come September (fringe, leather, capes to name but a few exciting styles), today, we’re focusing our attention on shoes as we share some of the coolest footwear trends that ruled on the runways and are guaranteed to be all over our feeds in six months’ time.

When it comes to fall 2020’s shoe trends, there’s unquestionably a little something to suit every sartorial taste—from chain details to add a cool and modern edge to your look to statement bows for a romantic touch to chunky lug soles for those enamored with the ’90s. So go on and take a peek ahead at fall/winter 2020’s biggest

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5 Pretty Dress Trends Fashion People Are Wearing Indoors

Mark A. Carlson

Now that it’s starting to truly feel like summer in most parts of the country, it’s getting to be too hot for all the heavy loungewear we stocked up on several months ago and beyond that, many of us are tiring of wearing the same sweatpants over and over (myself included). One solution to summer dressing while staying comfortable at home? The house dress. These easy throw-on dresses have always trended this time of year, but this year, they’ve become even more appealing—and that only means one thing: Time to usher in a new round of trends.

Once again, fashion people have proven to be a huge source of inspiration here, as they’re the first to test out these new dress trends and show the rest of us how to style them. From the loose and languid maxi dresses to cotton ribbed-knit styles and pretty smocking, this summer’s crop

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Best offers on clothing from Nike, Asos, H&M and more

Mark A. Carlson

The coronavirus pandemic has meant all non-essential businesses have been closed since lockdown began on 23 March.

It’s had a detrimental impact on fashion shops across the UK. B2B magazine, Drapers reported in-store sales have dropped 84 per cent compared to 2019, and – despite online grocery sales surging – for the rest of the retail landscape things also look bleak.

Debenhams is closing five more stores across the UK, while Oasis and Warehouse have both permenantly closed after administraitors failed to find a buyer, which also includes around 2,000 jobs losses.

That said, prime minister Boris Johnson has announced all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from 15 June, a move which will include clothes shops, in the latest easing of lockdown restrictions.

As an army of shops prepare to open their doors to the public for the first time in months, many

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Dirt Digs In: Mia Trudeau

Mark A. Carlson

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Mia Trudeau of Hilton & Hyland has spent nearly two decades representing some of Los Angeles’ most distinctive properties, including Liongate, a sumptuous estate designed and built in the late 1930s by Paul Williams. Born and raised in Lincoln, Neb., Trudeau learned the ropes of real estate from her family, who have been immersed in the trade for decades. After leaving a career in the fashion industry, she settled in Los Angeles, and created the promotions and events company, Aim Productions. Last year she and her fiancé, Janik Roskovani, founded Plank & Stone, a retail shop conceived as a place for designers, architects, re-modelers, and developers to work together surrounded by a carefully curated selection of building materials.

Describe the most beautiful room you’ve ever been in. St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna, Austria.

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20 Black-Owned Businesses to Support Every Day

Mark A. Carlson

The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have rightfully created a call to action for change within our nation. With protests against institutionalized racism and police brutality taking place across the country, being a bystander to the injustice is no longer an option — as fellow Americans, now is the time to band together as allies and demand change for the sake of the Black community.

We may be a product recommendation site, but we refuse to sit back and be silent. We’re asking you to spark change in any way that you can: signing petitions, protesting while practicing social distancing if possible, donating to helpful organizations, and using your wallet to promote equality and support the Black community. While these are small steps, we’re willing to do anything we can to show up for our Black community, and we’re asking you

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