Born in Santa Domingo in 1932 to a wealthy family, De la Renta was an immigrant whose name become synonymous with the American upper class.
The youngest of seven brothers, he arrived in the US via Madrid and Paris, where he had worked for Cristóbal Balenciaga, Lanvin and Balmain.
The money his father sent him while he was in Spain he spent on fancy clothes and “senorita” suits. He remained joyously and impeccably dapper – three-piece suits with starched collars to entertain influential friends at his various holiday homes – until his death.
The parents of the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius say they do 'not feel that justice has been done' but insisted they 'have to accept' the sentence imposed by the judge.
Pistorius, 27, known as the Blade Runner, was yesterday jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29, but could be out of prison in just 10 months.
The sentence has been criticised by some as too lenient and sparked calls for it to be increased.
Husband: How can I believe that there is nothing going on between you and your ex?
You say he is your ex and he keep calling you; even as late as 10p.m. at night.
Does he not know you are married? I have told you that you should tell him to keep off.
Wife: I don't know what you are stressing yourself about. Have I not married you? He is just a good friend. He means no harm. I don't think you should see him as a threat.
Hillsong Church's New York location reportedly draws "a lot of gay men and women" among the thousands who flock there every weekend, according to head pastor Carl Lentz.
"Jesus was in the thick of an era where homosexuality, just like it is today, was widely prevalent," Lentz told CNN in a June interview (above). "And I'm still waiting for someone to show me the quote where Jesus addressed it on the record in front of people. You won't find it because he never did."
Lentz's wife, Laura, added: "It's not our place to tell anyone how they should live. That's their journey."
Couples who spend more on their weddings and engagement rings are more likely to see their nuptials end in divorce.
US researchers surveyed 3,000 American adults who had once been married for more than 13 years and found that men who spent between $2,000 and $4,000 (£1,244 and £2,488) on an engagement ring were 1.3 times more likely to get divorced than those who spent between $500 (£311) and $2,000 (£1,244).
Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe Etim's is a year older today!
Her husband Clifford Sule celebrated his wife with a sweet birthday message that said, "A little red velvet cake that is as sweet as you are. As gorgeous as you! It would be rude of me not to indulge. Happy birthday my dear, God bless you"
Nollywood star Chika Ike is taking some time off from filming her new reality series 'African Diva'. The actress posted few pictures from her luxurious get away in Dubai on her social networks which she captioned, "Hello Dubai. The queen is back."
A brief background of Ruth to appreciate her story: Ruth is not your ideal woman.
She was a Moabite. Moabites were descendants of Lot from an incestuous relationship with his oldest daughter.
Ruth was looked down upon because she was a woman (women were once considered a property, a little higher than cows in their society)
She’s a widow.
She remained faithful to her mother-in-law, Naomi. Braving the nasty things people said about her and the cruel treatment she received, she went out to glean the barley fields of her late husband’s kin Boaz.
Boaz heard of Ruth’s goodness from his people.
Boaz saw how Ruth cared for her mother-in-law.
Boaz had known Ruth’s loyalty, diligence, determination, and perseverance.
Naomi advised Ruth to dress up and sleep at Boaz’s feet.
The rest as they say is history.
7 Things We Can All Learn From Ruth:
1. Ruth’s priority was not to wait for someone to redeem her after her husband died leaving her with no children. Sort out your priorities. Don’t wait for other people—especially for men to validate your existence.
Because His love is what will ever be constant in your life, you can rely on it, beloved. You can place your whole life upon this great and mighty God who loves you, and know that He will not fail. He will not change. He will forever be faithful and consistent, whatever it is that comes your way or whatever mistake you will do.