21 Apr, 2024
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Trinidad and Tobago Carnival’s Most Fashionable Band, The Story Behind the Lost Tribe

Masqueraders wearing carnival costumes with wings and crowns jumped up behind sound trucks—large mobile stages outfitted with speakers, DJ equipment, and steel pans—that crawled through Port of Spain on Tuesday morning. At Victoria Square, members of the Lost Tribe carnival band fastened on backpacks made of drapery, gigantic clusters of butterflies, and capes. Sweet soca […]

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As retail gets choppy, Walmart flexes its grocery muscle, deep pockets and huge reach

As shoppers get thrifty, Walmart is flexing its muscles. Like other retailers, the company faces slowing sales as the boom of pandemic-fueled spending fades and inflation hits shoppers’ wallets. Yet, unlike many competitors, Walmart has a few key factors that could work in its favor: Most of its sales come from food, a category that shoppers need in any […]

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Balmain and Beyoncé release couture collection inspired by ‘Renaissance

The Beyhive may still be waiting for “Renaissance” visuals, but a surprise couture collection directly inspired by the album’s songs, courtesy of Balmain, might scratch that itch (for now). The French luxury brand’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, released a lookbook Friday of showstopping designs made in collaboration with Beyoncé. The collection’s theme: each look translates […]

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