• J.C. Penney Closing Another Eight Stores

    9 days ago - By WWD

    J. C. Penney Co. is closing another eight stores this year, the company said Thursday.
    These closures come on top of the massive round of cuts last year, when the retailer said it would shutter up to 140 doors.
    Of the eight stores set to close this year, one in St. Louis, Mo., already closed on Jan. 21. A unit in Paramus, N.J. started liquidating on Jan. 25 and is scheduled to go dark March 10.
    “For the remaining six locations, the store liquidation process will begin on March 5 and the stores will close on or about May 12,” a Penney's spokesman said. These six stores are in Galesburg...
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  • The Pro Files: How Patrick Ta Went from Working at M.A.C. to Top Celebrity Makeup Artist in 4 Years

    9 days ago - By People

    Just five years ago, makeup artist Patrick Ta was working as a freelance makeup artist at an Arizona M.A.C. store. Now, nearly 900,000 Instagram followers later, the pro is one of the most trusted glam pros in Hollywood, with clients including Shay Mitchell , Blake Lively , Chrissy Teigen, Olivia Munn, Gigi Hadid and Kourtney Kardashian, to name a few. Most recently, he secured a gig as the brand ambassador for skincare giant La Mer and launched his own app, Flawless. Below, we spoke to Ta about his career, his favorite moments alongside his BFF Mitchell and what it's really like to work...
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