Y2k: the late 90s and early 00s fashions making a comeback | Fashion

Just when you thought current times couldn’t get any more fraught, along comes the threat of a low-rise jeans renaissance. And not just low-rise jeans – birthed by Alexander McQueen as “bumsters” – but many staples of late-90s and early 00s fashion.

The industry is calling it a “Y2k trend”; millennials everywhere are calling it harrowing. But Gen Z is on board (there are TikToks galore) and, predating the trend slightly, Etsy is reporting a 11360% increase in searches for smiley face jewellery, as well as huge upticks for mood rings.

A whole section of Etsy is

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How to Use Fashion and Jewelry As Home Decor

Schiaparelli’s gilded aviator eyeglasses have been living in my head rent-free since I first saw them on Instagram late last year. I’m fascinated by their surrealist design, intrigued by their Dadaesque appeal. And like a magpie attracted to shiny objects, I need to own a pair (and I’d take those Swarovski-studded finger bijoux too, please).

Would I ever wear them? Probably not. I’m no fashionisto, nor am I a particularly bold dresser. But I’d totally see them work as part of a coffee table arrangement, crowning a stack of books or between a set of funky vases on a sideboard.

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How the Women’s Prison Association Is Working to Keep Mothers With Their Children

For some mothers, Mother’s Day is a time for celebration; for others, it’s a yearly reminder of milestones missed and opportunities lost to the most unjust of circumstances. Many of the women who have been helped by the Women’s Prison Association (WPA), the nation’s first organization for women impacted by incarceration, have painful memories of spending Mother’s Day and other holidays locked up and away from family. 80% of women in jail are mothers, and most are primary caregivers for their children, but the prison system—built, as it is, upon isolation and family separation—frequently forces women to choose

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Miami shooting: Three injured as gunman opens fire in Florida shopping mall

Police in Florida were called to reports of an active shooter in a shopping mall as three people were rushed to hospital.

Images from the Aventura Mall in Miami show shoppers fleeing in terror after shots were reportedly fired, with witnesses saying people were “running and trampling” to get away.

Others were forced to hide inside shops and in storage rooms as the terrifying incident unfolded.

Three people were taken to hospital, according to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue service, but the extent of their injuries is not clear.

A source told the Miami Herald that there were two suspects, with

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Master the seemingly impossible old style of stride piano

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of piano players like the mention of stride piano. This seemingly impossible old style is like ragtime on steroids and pushes jazz pianists to the limit.  

The left-hand alternates a low bass, frequently played in tenths, with close position midrange chords, while the right hand provides melody, syncopations, lines, and runs. The total effect is a relentless, locked-down swing eighth-note feel.

Even if you can’t invest the hours necessary to master stride, studying its fundamentals will increase your harmonic language skills and centre your time feel. 

Plus, there’s nothing wrong with gaining an

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Halle Berry Strikes a Sexy ‘Fashion Stretch’ Pose in Animal-Print Bodysuit and Matching Boots

Watch: Halle Berry wore a leopard print turtleneck bodysuit with matching thigh-high boots

If you haven’t already added Halle Berry to your hot girl summer mood board, now is the time. 

Before we could even recover from her Academy Awards red carpet appearance a few weeks ago, the actress, 54, stunned in an Abodi animal-print bodysuit and matching over-the-knee boots for an Instagram photo shoot on Wednesday. 

She appropriately captioned the sexy snaps, “hitting all the right spots…” 

RELATED: Halle Berry Shares Her DIY Beauty and Self-Care Routine

In the photos, Berry is leaning up against the wall in direct

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