Brand New Life – Marcus Collins

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Brand New Life

Marcus Collins

Genre: Pop

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: September 11, 2020

© ℗ 2020 Marcus Collins

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‘Mighty Ducks’ Star Shaun Weiss Beaming Thanks to Brand New Teeth

Shaun Weiss — famous for playing Goldberg in “The Mighty Ducks” — is looking like a million bucks … ’cause he’s got brand new pearly whites and he’s now over 200 days sober!!! Shaun’s friend, Drew Gallagher, tells TMZ … Shaun received some…

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Master P Is Launching A Food Brand To Rival Uncle Ben’s And Aunt Jemima

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Master P is bossing up in the consumer packaged goods industry. He now has his sights on the everyday foods we grew up with.

As spotted on Page Six the New Orleans native is expanding his portfolio in a major way. According to the report he is aiming to take market share away from some legacy brands like Uncle Ben’s and Aunt Jemima. He detailed how he came to this new product launch in an interview with CNN. “When you look at Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben, a lot of those products are mockeries of African-American people and couldn’t even feed our communities. With Uncle P, the more we make, the more we give. And the only way to give is by owning these products,” P said.

Earlier this year he took to social media to informally reveal his “Uncle P’s Louisiana Seasoned” line. “My partner and I, James Lindsey, created PJ Foods Company to give the world a taste of Louisiana’s authentically seasoned white rice, yellow rice, brown rice, dirty rice, and red beans and rice, while adding diversity in the packaged food shelving space” he wrote. “We are opening the doors for other black-owned companies to produce their own products and brands to change the narrative.”

Both Uncle Ben’s and Aunt Jemima deserve to be sat down as both mascots represent slave servitude. So much so that Jemima parent company Quaker Oats confirmed they will retire her and will rename her iconic syrup. “We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype,” and will make steps “toward progress on racial equality.”

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Produced by WIRED Brand Lab with Western Digital.

Comedian Aparna Nancherla explores how global warming and climate change will directly affect our lives 100 years from now when the average global temperature is projected to increase by 4 degrees Celsius, or 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Nancherla met with Professor of Atmospheric Science at UC Berkeley, Inez Fung, and Chief Data Officer at Western Digital, Janet George to to make predictions about how we’ll live in a 4C World.
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Moneybagg Yo Ft. DaBaby “Protect The Brand,” Joey Bada$$ “The Light” & More | Daily Visuals 7.17.20

Aside from putting hands on overzealous people and female fans trying to take his picture, DaBaby’s had a stellar year early in his rap career and if y’all thought he’d be falling back anytime soon, you’d be wrong.

Lending an assist to Moneybagg Yo for the visuals to “Protect Da Brand,” DaBaby and Yo find themselves making money moves in the shadows before SWAT closes in on Gotti leading to a Baby bailing him out on a chopper. When did DaBaby got his helicopter license? Landed hella smoothly on that rooftop.

Joey Bada$ $ meanwhile partakes in a traditional voodoo ceremony in search of his rebirth and shares the ritual in his cultural clip to “The Light.” Well, that’s one way to become a new man.

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from August Alsina, Dame D.O.L.l.A. ft. Dreebo, and more.

MONEYBAGG YO FT. DABABY – “PROTECT DA BRAND”

JOEY BADA$ $ – “THE LIGHT”

AUGUST ALSINA – “ROUNDS”

DAME D.O.L.L.A FT. DREEBO – “HOME TEAM”

LACRAE & JOHN LEGEND – “DROWN”

FOOGIANO FT. GUCCI MANE – “BALLIN’ ON A BITCH”

CALBOY – “CLUELESS”

KING VON & LIL DURK – “DOWN ME”

BROKEASF – “TOOLEY”

HOTBOII FT. LPB POODY – “ANONYMOUS”

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How Bitdefender Box 2 Can Protect Your Devices from Hackers | Wired Brand Lab

Produced by WIRED Brand Lab for Bitdefender BOX | Security Researcher Samy Kamkar investigates different techniques hackers can use to steal your private information through an unsecure device and what you can do to protect yourself.
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How Bitdefender Box 2 Can Secure Your Home Network from Hackers | Wired Brand Lab

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In this episode, Security Researcher Samy Kamkar explores how to safeguard your home from cyber-attacks through unsuspecting internet connected devices such as a baby monitor.
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Sexual Wellness Brand ‘Cake’ Launches Its 1st Line of Products

Cake, a new sexual wellness brand, has announced the launch of its first product offerings, including a range of lubricants and hygiene products.
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Why is it so Hard to Design a Better Golf Ball? | WIRED Brand Lab

Produced by WIRED Brand Lab for Callaway. How is a Nobel Prize winning material changing the paradigms of golf ball design?
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Brand New Eyes – Paramore

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Brand New Eyes

Paramore

Genre: Alternative

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: September 29, 2009

© ℗ 2009 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

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Le Wand Introduces New Brand Ambassador Cameron Glover

In this week’s Rumble & Buzz newsletter, Le Wand announced its new brand ambassador, certified sex educator and business coach Cameron Glover.
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The Importance of Due Diligence Before Choosing a Brand Name

Choosing a name to act as a trademark for your company’s new pleasure product or lube is an important decision.
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The Importance of Due Diligence Before Choosing a Brand Name

Choosing a name to act as a trademark for your company’s new pleasure product or lube is an important decision.
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Vehicle Stereo vs. the Opera: Which Sounds Better? | WIRED Brand Lab

Produced by WIRED Brand Lab for Lexus | We conducted an experiment to find out how the Lexus ES sound system compares to one of the most perfect acoustic environments in the world, the Santa Fe Opera.
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Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand Donating $100 Million To Racial Equality Orgs

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand have pledged to donate an incredible $ 100 MILLION over the next decade to fight racial inequality … saying straight-up — “Black lives matter.” “The Jordan Brand is us, the Black Community,” Jordan and his company…

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Unknwn Teams With Nutrition Brand Ladder on Capsule

Unknwn today will launch a limited-edition capsule collection with Ladder, a sports nutrition company cofounded by LeBron James and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The co-branded capsule is comprised of a white T-shirt and white custom fleece hoodie designed to celebrate Unknwn and Ladder’s shared athlete origin and commitment to fitness and wellness. James is a partner in Unknwn as well.
“At Unknwn, we strive to intersect sport and style, and we’re excited to continue our partnership with Ladder with this new project,” said Unknwn cofounder Jaron Kanfer. “Earlier this year, we launched our community workout program with Ladder and Nike in our store’s courtyard, and this capsule has been an evolution of our work together for athletes. Ladder shares our vision to support athlete development, seen with Ladder’s proven supplement formulas and with Unknwn’s open resources of weekly workout events for our local community.”
James and his trainer Mike Mancias explored advanced nutrition after James experienced cramps in the first gain of the 2014 NBA Finals. After revamping his workout regimen and nutrition, they were inspired to start their own supplement brand and consulted with Schwarzenegger, who has knowledge and experience in the sports nutrition industry.
“For Ladder, we’re always looking for ways to connect with

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Friday Night Live, Volume 1 – Lee Evans, Hugh Laurie, Jo Brand, Harry Enfield, Julian Clary & Stephen Fry

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Friday Night Live, Volume 1

Lee Evans, Hugh Laurie, Jo Brand, Harry Enfield, Julian Clary & Stephen Fry

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 6.99

Publish Date: August 5, 2011

© © 2011 Redbush Entertainment

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How Brain Organoids Help Scientists Battle Disease | WIRED Brand Lab

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How can human brain organoids grown in a lab help scientists discover the keys to diagnosing and treating neurological disease?
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How Machines Have Revolutionized Medicine | WIRED Brand Lab

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How is machine learning helping researchers revolutionize the scientific method in the field of medicine development?
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A Perfect Match: Megan The Stallion Announced As Savage x Fenty Latest Brand Partner

Megan Thee Stallion

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In a move that makes all the sense in the world, Rihanna’s announced the Hot Girl, Megan The Stallion as Savage x Fenty’s newest brand partner.

If you didn’t know already, Meg rapped about being a savage, classy, bougie, ratchet, those qualities on her viral hit “Savage.” Those same qualities also happen to perfectly embody Rihanna’s insanely popular lingerie line, Savage x Fent. So it should come as to no surprise that everyone was thrilled with the announcement made today (May.21)  by the “Umbrella” singer and her company.

In a statement Rihanna spoke on the decision to work with Megan stating:

“Meg is the energy we were looking for. She is a risktaker with an attitude, character, and personality.”

It also helps that decision comes right on time as the Stallion’s “Savage Remix” featuring Beyoncé is currently tearing up the charts and is also doing numbers on TikTok, thanks to a viral dance that spawned the #SavageChallenge. Megan also spoke on her new partnership with Savage x Fenty while praising the lingerie line.

“I’m so excited to work with a brand that embodies diversity and celebrates women in all their glory. In my Savage x Fenty, I feel sexy, comfortable, and confident. We want all the hotties around the world to feel good about themselves exactly as they are.”

The Houston rapper isn’t lying either, two photos accompanied the announcement, and Megan looks very S E X Y, comfortably and confident in her Fenty as you can see in the Instagram post below she shared.

Ladies and fellas (if you’re shopping for significant other), the collection is available now on SavageX.com, Amazon,  Asos.com, and Zalando.com. Prices range from  $ 13 to $ 105. In more Megan The Stallion news, she also dropped the animated visual for “Savage” today. You can peep it below.

Photo: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz

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Channel 1 Releasing Hires Kristin Moore as Brand Ambassador

Channel 1 Releasing (C1R) announced today that Kristin Moore has joined the company as brand ambassador focusing on new business development for Boneyard and Rascal Toys.
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How AWS Is Changing Businesses Using Artificial Intelligence | WIRED Brand Lab

BRANDED CONTENT | Produced by WIRED Brand Lab with AWS |

The future of business is here! WIRED and Amazon Web Services take a deep dive into the world of AI and deep learning to show how significant and impactful they can be for businesses.
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How Apps like Messenger are Changing the Future of Marketing | WIRED Brand Lab

BRANDED CONTENT | Produced by WIRED Brand Lab with Messenger Business | The new frontier of Marketing is here. Wired Contributor, Jakob Schiller sits down with Eric Toda, Head of Marketing for Hill City, to discuss how apps like Messenger are changing the landscape of marketing to become more 1:1.
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Workers Rights Consortium Launches COVID-19 Brand Tracker

MAKING A LIST: In association with Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Global Workers’ Rights, the Workers Rights Consortium has created a “COVID-19 Brand Tracker.” The tracker offers a list that will continually be updated to indicate which apparel labels and retailers are paying their suppliers for orders that are in production or completed, as well as those that are refusing to do so.
As of late in the day Tuesday, companies that had committed to paying in full for completed orders and in-production ones were H&M, Adidas, Nike, Inditex, PVH Corp., Target (U.S.), VF Corp., Uniqlo, Marks & Spencer, LPP and Kiabi. Suppliers have raised concerns that VF is not honoring that commitment, and WRC is looking into that, as it will with any similar concerns about other companies, according to the site.
The tracker also lists companies that have not made a commitment to pay in full for orders completed and in-production ones. C&A, Gap, Primark, Kohl’s, Arcadia, J.C. Penney, Bestseller, Urban Outfitters, Asos, Mothercare, Tesco, Walmart and Next were the companies listed in that category, according to the WRC’s new tool.
The WRC’s COVID-19 Brand Tracker has ancillary information that acknowledges how COVID-19 has resulted in a huge drop in demand

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LELO to Participate in Lovehoney’s ‘Big Brand Bonanza’

LELO is taking part in Lovehoney’s biannual sales event known as the “Big Brand Bonanza.”
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What the Next Generation of Audio Wearables Looks Like | WIRED Brand Lab

BRANDED CONTENT | Produced by WIRED Brand Lab for Bose |

Bose Frames are an incredible new audio wearable that incorporate Bose’s world-class sound system into a stylish pair of sunglasses. Crystal Mackenzie, Head of Marketing and Partnerships for Bose Frames and AR, and Mehul Trivedi, Director of Bose Frames, talk about some of the challenges that came with designing and engineering this new audio experience and what the future of audio wearables looks like.
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How Slack Changed the Culture at WIRED | The Future Of Work | WIRED Brand Lab

Produced by WIRED Brand Lab for Slack | In the fifth episode of ‘The Future of Work’, WIRED Brand Lab discusses how culture is shaped at WIRED by increasing transparency between employees and leadership. WIRED’s Director of Brand Development Ryan Aspell sits down with Executive Director Matt Stevenson, Executive Assistant Shaquille Cheris, and Activations Associate Manager Lara Winkler to share how AMA’s on Slack are integral to that process.
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How Slack Keeps WIRED Up To Speed | The Future Of Work | WIRED Brand Lab

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LaVar Ball Says Big Baller Brand Is A Billion Dollar Company

LaVar Ball is adding a 4th “B” to the Big Baller Brand — claiming he believes the company is worth … A BILLION DOLLARS!! And, yeah, he’s dead serious. Here’s the deal .. Papa Ball joined the guys on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” on Friday to…

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Holiday Products Partners With Luxury Brand Zumio

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Tyra Banks, Nine West’s Brand Ambassador, on Modelland and More

“I like to say we’re like the Disney of fashion and beauty and self-esteem,” said Tyra Banks of her newest undertaking Modelland, the “location-based attraction,” as she refers to it, opening in Santa Monica, Calif., on May 1. “We’re there to stay.”
It’s not a pop-up, emphasized the model-turned-entrepreneur. In fact, it’s perhaps the start of an international franchise. “There’s been a lot of interest,” she said. “And there’s a lot of money that went into building Modelland. When you go in there, you’ll go, ‘Oh, this is not popping down tomorrow or anytime soon.’”
General admission day tickets for adults at the 21,000-square-foot venture starts at $ 59 and goes to $ 1,495 (for the “fantasy dream” option).
“It’s a place where everybody can be the fantasy versions of themselves,” she explained at Nine West’s spring 2020 campaign unveiling. Banks is the brand’s newest brand ambassador. “You’re led on this story-driven adventure where you are taking the coolest photos with lighting designed for you. There’s tips and tricks from me. We have live posing classes. Everyone leaves with a look book.…We want to make sure that the experience is what I call asymmetrical. You might go at one time, and I might go an

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BRANDED CONTENT | Produced by WIRED for Empire State Development | OmniSeq, a cancer diagnostic laboratory in upstate New York has developed an innovative genetic analysis pipeline to help match patients’ tissue samples with the most effective cancer treatments currently available. In fact, their testing is so efficient that their tissue success rate is nearly 15% higher than other companies.
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Andreas Aresti Debuts New Brand Lourdes in Paris

FASHION HOLOGRAMS: Guests treaded carefully upon arriving at the Lourdes presentation on Wednesday: the floor at the entrance of the Dragons Elysées restaurant was a pane of glass atop an aquarium.
That wasn’t the only quirky detail that evening. Instead of racks of clothing or even a photo installation, designer Andreas Aresti decided to show his debut women’s wear collection on holographic screens.
While his name might not ring a bell, Aresti is behind some of the buzziest fashion brands around: he started at 17 years old at Gypsy Sport, then went on to design for Tim Coppens, Kanye West and Stefano Pilati for the launch of Random Identities. The designer is now working on the relaunch of Hood By Air alongside Shayne Oliver.
“My aesthetic is an accumulation of all of these experiences,” said Aresti, who is now 26 years old.
Named after his mother, Lourdes is a brand offering clothes that are easy to wear: multi-pocket jeans, silk dresses, leather pieces and a skirt created out of an upside down ribbed cotton tank top, a nod to Aresti’s personal style – he confessed to wearing one everyday.
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Meet the Brand Introducing ‘Soft Masculinity’ to Men’s Skincare

Next time you restock your skincare essentials, pay special attention to the hallmarks that epitomize men’s grooming. Notice the monochromatic or grayscale packaging, with hard lines and minimal graphics. Does the product’s overall vibe skew rugged, sporty, and outdoorsy? Take a sniff. Catch those notes of sage, tobacco, mint, or musk? There’s a reason behind this relatively narrow spectrum of characteristics: Each element has been strategically engineered to be a perfect foil to women’s products and cosmetics— overcorrecting for bright colors; uplifting names, and fruity, floral aromas.

For the founders of men’s skincare brand Soft, this pink-versus-blue tactic is shockingly outdated. Patrick Dolezal, Emily Farra, and James O’Dwyer—three friends who met at Indiana University—joined forces to tackle the men’s aisle, redefining how the marketplace can interpret and sell masculinity in the form of cosmetics. For the launch of their debut product, the Soft Moisture Mask, masculinity means coloring outside the lines. This is a mask for the modern man. Or anyone, really. And that’s the point.

The Moisture Mask by Soft
The Moisture Mask by Soft Justin Hollar

“The philosophy behind Soft is really rooted in the name,” says Dolezal. “Not long ago, if you weren’t ‘masculine enough,’ or you showed any sort of emotion, you were ‘soft,’ and that was considered a negative thing. But being soft is actually great—it means you’re in touch with your emotions, you’re okay with being sensitive, and mostly you’re just comfortable with who you are.” It also has a double meaning: The mask is supremely hydrating, making your skin incredibly soft.


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The modern man actually wants to embrace skincare as a self-care ritual rather than a hygienic necessity—and knows that it doesn’t make him any less of a man. How much longer can we wait for brands to acknowledge this natural evolution? With its unconventional branding and engaging messaging, the trio behind Soft shares a message that’s more than skin-deep: that antiquated notions of masculinity need not persist.

“When we began researching the men’s brands out there, we really didn’t find many options,” O’Dwyer chimes in. “Most of the ‘men’s brands’ weren’t selling masks—or if they did, the branding felt really outdated and didn’t resonate with our New York lifestyle.”

Just take a peek at Soft’s website. From the ’70s-inspired graphics to the diverse cast of models wearing pastel shirts and holding flowers, we see that the approachably confident “soft guy” eschews what it means to be a man’s man. It’s more aligned with the “soft masculinity” cultural movement spurred by male K-Pop stars who proudly wear makeup (just not all the way there).

Soft model Ryan, who's also an artist and designer
Soft model Ryan, who’s also an artist and designer Justin Hollar

“We tried to subvert these archaic rules of what is ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine,’ ” he adds. “At the end of the day, we think the guy who’s buying Soft is into the fact that we represent a departure from the historically conservative narrative around men’s skincare and masculinity.”


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O’Dwyer himself is a believer that the ritualistic aspect of skincare lends itself to general well-being. “We really enjoy the ritual: dimming the lights, putting on a record, listening to a guided meditation, burning palo santo, and smoothing on the mask at the end of the day,” he professes. “That’s something everyone can (and should) treat themselves to at least once a week.” Soft packages up self-care quite nicely, with guided meditations, cocktail recipes, and self-care advice posted on their site. For a self-care starter pack, you can purchase the Ritual Set, which throws in Palo Santo sticks with the Moisture Mask for spiritual cleansing.

“Our branding and photo shoots were conceived to fill a void in the market, but we never wanted to exclude people who are female or non-binary. It was always important to us that people of every gender would identify with Soft—especially since it’s a complete myth that skincare should vary by gender,” tells Dolezal. “Skin is skin, and most of these products have the same ingredients in them. We’ve had great feedback from women from the very beginning; some of them are really into our soft masculinity messaging, but others don’t seem to consider Soft a ‘men’s brand’ at all.”

The Ritual Set by Soft
The Ritual Set by Soft Justin Hollar

With “toxic masculinity” in the rearview mirror, the launch product had to be non-toxic—naturally. So the founders chose to abide by strict EU standards in cosmetic production. Whereas the U.S. FDA bans or restricts just 11 (!) potentially harmful chemicals, the EU’s list features over 1,400 elements. “It was a no-brainer for us, and we didn’t need to compromise anything in terms of quality or efficacy by avoiding those ingredients,” says Dolezal.


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By tapping the expertise of a formulist, the team developed an incredibly effective moisturizing mask, one that boasts exceptional concentrations of enriching ingredients like hyaluronic acid for hydration, niacinamide for skin barrier protection, and squalane for smoothness. Nailing down the scent was also imperative. They landed on refreshing ginger root, a zesty aroma with a subtle earthiness that could easily differentiate itself from a sea of overpowering mint and cedar. Ginger is also reputed to protect against free radicals.

As for the future, Soft has its eyes on expansion. “We want to create products that tap into the ritual of skincare, from additional face masks to bath products, candles, and other items,” says O’Dwyer. “We also like the idea of keeping our product range small so we can really focus on each item and ensure it’s the very best.”

While they’re sticking with a direct-to-consumer online business, the Soft team is also exploring brick-and-mortar retail opportunities, and collaborations with like-minded names in fashion, skincare, music, and beyond. “People are increasingly drawn to brands with a clear purpose and a limited offering, not the ones that are trying to be everything for everyone.”

We give Soft a hard “yes.”

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The Rangeland Avenger – Max Brand

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The Rangeland Avenger

Max Brand

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: January 1, 1944

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


If you like your westerns with a stiff dose of righteous vengeance and well-deserved comeuppance, you'll loveThe Rangeland Avenger by prolific author and beloved master of the genre Max Brand. A softspoken but ruthless protagonist cuts a swath of violent payback across the Wild West in this thrill-a-minute adventure.

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EXCLUSIVE: Christelle Kocher Talks Pucci Collaboration and Taking Her Brand Global

PARIS — Christelle Kocher’s Paris-based brand is gaining an Italian accent.
Between her collaboration with Emilio Pucci, set to bow in Milan today, and her recent alliance with entrepreneur Renzo Rosso’s fashion group OTB, the French designer is leveraging her connections across the Alps to propel her Koché brand into a new phase of expansion.
Hot on the heels of her prestigious ANDAM Grand Prize and collaborations with Nike and Converse last year, she is the first designer to be invited by Pucci to interpret its rich heritage, as part of a new strategy aimed at fostering creativity and innovation at the house, founded in 1947 in Capri.
Kocher, known for her guerrilla-style fashion shows melding sportswear influences with couture-inspired techniques, is no stranger to the brand’s history.
“I love reading the biographies of designers and I read about the life of Emilio Pucci years ago,” she said in an interview at her design studio, located on a cul-de-sac in the multicultural district of Ménilmontant in Paris. An aristocrat, Olympic skier and air force pilot, Pucci pioneered a lifestyle approach to fashion.
“He was a real character, and I think his approach was very modern. His brand was founded on comfortable jersey clothes, which was very

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Ludacris Blesses A High School With Brand New Music Equipment

It’s been a hot minute since Ludacris’ been the talk of the town, but his latest tune isn’t for the Billboard charts, but for the school board in South Florida.

This past Wednesday the “Roll Out” rapper stopped by the Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School for a surprise visit and much to the delight of it’s student body, blessed the school with $ 75,000 worth of new music equipment! Props!

According to NBC Philadelphia the 42-year-old artist/actor partnered with Stubhub to make the donation to the high school and explained why he decided to make the move.

“I understand the importance of music education,” Ludacris said. “It’s very important to me.”

The school’s band director, Kevin Segura, told NBC why the donation was so important to his students and how he hopes it helps them going forward.

“We have instruments being held together with tape, they don’t move, they’re banged up,” said Kevin Segura, the school’s band director. “So these instruments are going to improve our sound and going to motivate kids to want to do band so hopefully I can build up this program to what it once was back in the day.”

You’d think Nick Cannon would’ve done something like this with him starring in Drumline and getting that Mariah Carey alimony money and everything, but hey, at least someone did it.

Props to Luda for looking out for the kids. We need more of this from our favorite rappers.

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This Brand Will Convince You to Customize Your Grooming Regimen

There’s an unfathomable number of skincare brands lining the shelves of department stores, and just as many online-only companies dominating the internet. But with all these products vying for your attention, we’ll bet you’re most apt to reach for the products you’ve used since college—no doubt introduced to you by a significant other. Probably a bar of Dove soap and CeraVe moisturizer. (Are we close?) There’s certainly nothing wrong with these; they’re gentle and cleansing, but your skincare can do more for your mug. Enter personalized grooming brand Hawthorne.

The direct-to-consumer company launched in 2016, initially with fragrances. Then, it infiltrated other bathroom staples like deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, lotion, and even candles. The most recent launch includes facial cleansers and lotions. To mitigate the risk of blindly shopping for a new signature scent sans smelling and/or knowing the needs of your skin, Hawthorne employs an online quiz, powered by an artificial intelligence algorithm.


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You’ll answer questions addressing your skin type (if it’s dry, oily, or sensitive), main concerns/problems (whether you want to open clogged pores, ward off wrinkles, or get a deep clean), hygiene rituals (how often you shower), age, and personal considerations (your personality archetype, drink of choice, work environment).

According to Hawthorne, they’ve got a success rate of over 97 percent, with less than a one percent return rate. Not bad, huh?


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Their new lineup of cleansers includes five options, all made with natural (usually plant-based) ingredients:

All-Natural Face Cleanser: bergamot, centella asiatica, and calendula clear the skin of dirt and excess oil
Sensitive Face Cleanser: centella asiatica, aloe, and glycerin comprise this fragrance-free formula to gently hydrate
Dry Skin Conditioning Cleanser: aloe and centella asiatica lightly foam to remove impurities without sucking away moisture
Hydrating Face Cleaner: aloe and centella asiatica help cells drink in moisture for skin that looks and feels healthy
Exfoliating Face Cleanser: aloe, charcoal, and soapbark deep-clean pores to extract dirt and buff skin

The face lotions work in tandem with the cleansers; each has a complement:

All-Natural Face Lotion:  jojoba, shea butter, avocado oil, and centella asiatica nurture normal to combination skin (subtly scented with geranium and chamomile)
Sensitive Skin Face Lotion: ceramides, vitamin B3, and aloe calm easily aggravated skin (fragrance-free)
Lightweight Face Lotion: sodium hyaluronate, aloe, and vitamin B3 make up this non-greasy moisturizer to balance out oily skin
Moisturizing Face Lotion: aloe, calendula, and centella asiatica help normal to dry skin get the hydration it needs
Ultra Rich Face Lotion: almond oil, centella asiatica, and shea butter keep this medium-weight lotion ultra-hydrating to help dry skin drink in moisture

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Maria Bamford: Weakness is the Brand – Robert Cohen

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Maria Bamford: Weakness is the Brand

Robert Cohen

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 12.99

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Release Date: January 28, 2020


Maria Bamford is back and subjectively better than ever! Weakness is her brand, so get ready to feel much better about yourself. This Lady Dynamite explodes onstage (after 2—two!—naps with her husband Scott and 2 old, pillowy dogs). Let her be the poor example from which your greatness can be determined.

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Maria Bamford: Weakness Is the Brand (Original Recording) – Maria Bamford

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Maria Bamford

Genre: Comedy

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Publish Date: January 21, 2020

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Obamas likely to be model as Meghan and Harry seek fresh brand

Expert says the couple’s brand power is endless.


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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Says Lagerfeld Brand and Others Are Fur-Free

FUR-FREE PLEDGES: After what was said to be years of appeals and pressure by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and its affiliates, the Karl Lagerfeld brand is among the latest labels to go fur-free. The animal rights group revealed the news Wednesday.
Executives at the AM Retail Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of G-III Apparel Group, and G-III Apparel Group itself have agreed to ban fur, according to PETA. The AM Retail Group operates stores owned by G-III — Wilsons Leather, G.H. Bass & Co., Calvin Klein Performance, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, and DKNY stores. The G-III Apparel Group includes such brands as Andrew Marc. Supporters of PETA had first reached out to Lagerfeld in 1995, a PETA spokeswoman said Wednesday. Lagerfeld, who designed Chanel and Fendi women’s as well as his own line, died in February.
G-III’s Morris Goldfarb, chairman and chief executive officer, was not immediately available for comment Wednesday.
A representative from the International Fur Trade Federation did not respond immediately for a request for comment Wednesday.
Andrew Marc is selling through its fur inventory and Wilsons Leather has pulled fur merchandise from its e-commerce site, according to the PETA spokeswoman. The fur-free policy applies to the Karl Lagerfeld brand

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Aitor Throup to Unveil Second Brand in 2020

SKETCH THE SWEATS: Aitor Throup has more than one brand in the pipeline.
The Argentinian-British designer is to unveil a gender-neutral label under the The DSA moniker during the upcoming men’s fashion week in Paris, WWD has learned.
Earlier this year, Throup revealed exclusively to WWD that he was working on a new men’s wear brand that will officially be unveiled later next year. While prepping the highly conceptualized fashion project, the designer is stretching his muscles with a more approachable line.
The DSA will focus on accessible sportswear pieces, including white T-shirts and sweatpants, each emblazoned with an original sketch drawn by Throup. For the past eight years, the designer has been building The Daily Sketchbook Archives Instagram account uploading illustrations of fantastical characters and symbols, each captioned with a progressive serial number.
The account counts more than 3,000 followers at press time and 2,772 sketches have been uploaded so far.
Challenging the norms and conventions of branding practices, each item will be splashed with the drawings’ serial numbers instead of employing the brand’s logo.

A pair of sweatpants from The DSA label designed by Aitor Throup. 
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Developed by the designer’s A.T. Studio located in a repurposed cotton mill in Burnley, England, the first The

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Brand New Start – Moloi Averetta

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Moloi Averetta

Genre: Instrumental

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Release Date: May 23, 2019

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Luxury Lingerie Brand Hanro Teams With The Little Market for Latest Collab

Retail companies and brands continue to rack in record sales from this year’s Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping weekend. But Hanro is giving back — just in time for Giving Tuesday. 
The luxury lingerie and loungewear brand is the latest retailer to team with The Little Market, donating 100 percent of proceeds to the nonprofit when shoppers purchase The Little Market x Hanro lingerie bag. 
“It was a natural fit,” Hannah Skvarla, cofounder of The Little Market, said of the partnership with Hanro. “We are like-minded companies that prioritize quality and value conscious consumers.” 
The travel-size canvas bag, which retails for $ 15, is available while supplies last in Hanro’s Los Angeles and New York City stores, as well as at shop.hanrousa.com. 

Proceeds from the lingerie bag will go to support The Little Market. 
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Skvarla, who cofounded The Little Market with reality star and entrepreneur Lauren Conrad as a way to support female artisans, said she’s thrilled with the Hanro collaboration. 
“Not only is the piece timeless, adorable and practical, but proceeds from every bag sold will provide economic opportunity to women around the globe,” she said. 
The Little Market, a 501(c)(3) e-commerce site, was started in 2013. The company opened its first retail location in the

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The Game ft. Anderson .Paak “Stainless,” Styles P “Brand New” & More | Daily Visuals 11.13.19

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In October The Game shocked fans when he revealed his next album Born 2 Rap would be his last and now that we’re in the month of November awaiting his final project, the rap veteran officially drops his first visual off his upcoming swan song album.

In his Anderson .Paak assisted visuals to “Stainless,” Chuck Taylor pulls out a spiffy blue Lambo with Nipsey Hussle’s face painted on the hood and whips it through the California night before re-enacting the photo shoot for his first album. That Lambo with Nipsey’s grill was butters, b.

From the west to the east, fellow Hip-Hop veteran Styles P politics in his Yonkers neighborhood with his closest confidants for his latest clip, “Brand New.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Activewear Brand Varley Secures a $5 Million Investment

Varley is upping its game. 
The fast-growing women’s activewear brand has secured $ 5 million in investments, which the company plans to use for product development, including moving into new categories, redesigning the web site and hiring additional staff. 
“Women are definitely adopting the performance fashion lifestyle,” Lara Mead, cofounder of the brand, told WWD. “The majority of women now are doing some form of physical exercise. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re running marathons. But maybe they’re walking the dog or hiking with friends or going to a yoga class. We provide that performance outfit for her, whatever her activity is.”

The investments were provided by two of Europe’s most well-known business leaders: Ron Dennis and Anders Povlsen. But Mead, who cofounded the company with husband Ben Mead, said the demand for ath-leisure and activewear apparel has been growing all on its own. 
The duo founded Varley in 2015 after taking a trip to California. It was there that they saw the health-and-wellness movements and ath-leisure movements taking off.
“Much more rapidly than it was in Europe at the time,” Lara said, and realized a hole in the European market. 
“There was nothing really that we felt that translated to a European woman’s wardrobe,” Lara

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Juicy Couture in Tie-up With Canadian Brand Brunette

TORONTO — Vancouver Fashion Week serves up a noteworthy debut on Thursday as Brunette the Label takes to the runway to unveil its first collaboration with Juicy Couture.
Known for its message of inclusivity and its Fab Brunette and Babe logoed crewneck sweatshirts, the limited-edition 10-piece collection features the brand’s most popular styles reimagined with Juicy Couture’s classic Gothic font and signature details, as well as an homage to its popular pink, zip-up velour tracksuit.
“My fascination with Juicy Couture started when I bought my first tracksuit in college. Three out of the four people who spoke at my wedding said you’d always find me in my Juicy Couture tracksuit,” said Brunette founder, chief executive officer and creative director Miriam Alden, whose brand launched in 2014 and is sold in more than 700 retail partners in Canada and the U.S.
The collaboration began in February 2018 because of the sighting of a big pink neon sign bearing the words “Babes Supporting Babes” — Brunette’s signature catchphrase.
Exhibited in Los Angeles, the brand’s promo was transferred to Project Las Vegas for display at the trade show. Three days later, one of the senior directors of partnerships from Juicy Couture’s parent Authentic Brands Group passed by

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Swerving the Runway: Not Every Brand Needs a Splashy Show to Succeed

LONDON — Who needs the runway when there’s the digital screen, the salon, showroom, shop floor — or a cup of tea and a chat?
Brands such as Duro Olowu, Markus Lupfer, Goat, Needle & Thread, Bella Freud, Rixo and Giuliva Heritage certainly don’t need to walk the catwalk, and neither do scores of others, in London — and other fashion cities worldwide.
In an industry where the noise has become deafening, where sustainability is top-of-mind, and communing with the end-consumer has become second nature for so many designers, the runway — with a few exceptions — can look out of date, expensive, bad for the environment – and just wrong.
During London Fashion Week, which wrapped on Tuesday, protesters from Extinction Rebellion turned up the heat outside Victoria Beckham’s show and outside the official British Fashion Council venue.
The protesters, who want to put an end to fashion production and consumption, chanted their slogans — and pleaded peacefully with showgoers to quit shopping. They held up placards that said: “Repair, re-wear, rebel,” and “Enough is enough. Fashion = Ecocide.”
Early Tuesday, during a lively debate on the sustainability of fast fashion at the Royal Danish Embassy here, Judith Watt, the fashion historian and journalism

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One thing director Kevin Moore has come to appreciate when casting his movies is a fresh outlook on sex. Rookie performers often havent had time to develop the phony tics more jaded porn sluts can exhibit. Kevins Brand New Girls offers just what the title promises five scenes of young, exciting talent in an epic POV-style adventure that spans four-and-a-half hours! Naturally busty 19-year-old brunette August Ames does a sexy dance; before long shes buzzing her pussy with a vibrating wand and orally servicing the directors stiff dick. August squeezes his shaft between her tits and gets royally fucked. Stunning, bespectacled 18-year-old Ava Taylor is extremely new to the adult business. Kevin eagerly pounds Avas tender pussy, and she joins him in a lewd 69. Her glasses end up doused with creamy cum. In a glamorous miniskirt, Asian teen sweetheart Alina Li lets her natural curiosity run fucking wild. The sultry babe enjoys a fun ride on Kevins prick. Katerina Kay is a sexy, young stripper in platform heels and booty shorts. Kevin fucks the horny tart in several positions before splattering Katerinas plump, round ass cheeks with a messy load of splooge. Curvy, young Dillion Harper loves everything about her job. The adorable slut makes herself climax with a vibrator as Kevin pumps her pussy, and he decorates Dillion’s pretty face with spunk. The two-disc DVD release offers an additional bonus scene with August Ames. Brand New Girls the porn industrys greatest resource!

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Marimekko Extends Brand Into Streetwear

Marimekko, the Finnish design house, is hitting the streets.
A new collection of unisex streetwear designs called Marimekko Kioski features a range of androgynous, wearable wardrobe staples and the brand’s iconic Sixties patterns. The looks include knitwear, hoodies, caps, T-shirts, handbags and footwear introducing Marimekko’s iconic flower print, Unikko, to a new audience. The iconic poppy pattern, Unikko, was designed in 1964 by Maija Isola.
The first collection launches today on marimekko.com and will be available at the Marimekko flagship at 200 Fifth Avenue on Saturday. The line will also be sold in Canada starting Saturday at Gravitypope stores in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton.
Retail prices range from $ 20 for a scrunchie to $ 325 for a hoodie.
Satu Maaranen, head designer of Marimekko, said she’s excited about how a new generation of Marimmeko fans have styled their vintage and new Marimekko items into their streetwear styles.
“We feel that our playful prints are a perfect match with the creative streetwear culture,” she said. “This collection introduces our art of print-making to a new generation of urban youth around the world with reinterpretations of our iconic patterns in new colorways and new applications. The collection is especially inspired by our iconic Unikko print that stands

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The Biggest Fashion and Beauty Brand Controversies of 2019 — So Far

So far, 2019 has had no shortage of brand controversies in the fashion and beauty worlds.
The year started off with a number of gaffes from some of the biggest luxury fashion houses, in many cases resulting in public outcry, public apologies and, sometimes, changes in company policy. Some of the most notable fashion controversies of 2019 were Gucci’s infamous “blackface” balaclava and Burberry’s noose sweater. Kim Kardashian also came under fire for cultural appropriation when she revealed the name her first fashion line, a shapewear collection called Kimono.
From the backlash against Related Cos. chairman Stephen Ross and his many companies to Jaclyn Hill’s beauty brand recall, here is a breakdown of all the fashion and beauty brand controversies of 2019, so far.
Gucci accused of cultural appropriation, twice — February and May 2019

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Gucci came under fire for cultural appropriation not once, but twice in 2019. The first incident was in February when the designer house released a balaclava-style sweater in its fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection and on its web site, which many claimed resembled blackface.
The backlash was immediate on social media, including by Gucci collaborator Dapper Dan, who took to his Twitter account to express his disappointment

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Flag & Anthem Names NFL Player Christian McCaffrey Brand Ambassador

Flag & Anthem has tapped NFL star Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers as its brand ambassador.
Previously, the men’s wear brand started by Azod Mohit and Brad Gartman has partnered with Ford Motors on a capsule collection and collaborated with country star Dierks Bentley, as well.
The partners seem to have been fated to work together. Gartman said he had followed McCaffrey’s career closely, going back to the athlete’s time at Stanford, where in 2015 he broke the NCAA record for all-purpose yards, was named Associated Press Player of the Year and was a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. Meanwhile, McCaffrey said he shopped the brand and wore the clothes before shooting the campaign.
Gartman said McCaffrey is the “ideal core customer for the brand,” and they are in similar “emerging” stages, with McCaffrey starting his pro-football career in 2017, one year after Flag & Anthem launched. Gartman also described the partnership as “natural.”
The brand photographed its fall campaign in Colorado, which seems to have been a stroke of fate as well, considering that McCaffrey was born and raised in the state. While McCaffrey described the campaign shoot as “cool” and “easy,” Gartman expressed just how “natural” the shoot was.
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Russell Brand

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Jay-Z Named Chief Brand Strategist Of Cannabis Company Caliva

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Jay-Z just got onboard with the legal weed hustle. Today (July 9), cannabis company Caliva announced it has named the Brooklyn multi-hyphenate its Chief Brand Strategist.

Reportedly it’s a multiyear deal and Jigga is tasked with “driving creative direction, outreach efforts and strategy” for the brand. We’re going to say he has experience in such matters.

Part of Mr. Carter’s duties includes the participation of individuals who were incarcerated for their illegal marijuana activities. The goal is giving the aforementioned a fair shot at getting in the game post-legalization.

“Anything I do, I want to do correctly and at the highest level,” said Jay-Z via a press statement. “With all the potential in the cannabis industry, Caliva’s expertise and ethos makes them the best partner for this endeavor. We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good and bring people along the way.”

Caliva is a cannabis consumer products company that was founded in 2015. The brand boasts a first-place finish in the 2019 High Times Cannabis Cup thanks to the “Z-Cube” in the Best Hybrid category. Other products it sells include vapes, tinctures and beverages.

Jay-Z wins, again.

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Hong Kong Wellness Group H&H Acquires British Skin Care Brand Aurelia Probiotics

LONDON — U.K. brand Aurelia Probiotic Skincare has been acquired by Health & Happiness, the Hong Kong-based wellness group that owns French nutrition brand Biostime and Australian vitamins and supplements brand Swisse.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“I am hugely confident and passionate about Aurelia Probiotic Skincare sitting within the Health & Happiness Group. There is a true and perfect synergy between the expertise and beliefs they have in probiotics and our vision in skin care,” said Claire Vero, founder of Aurelia.
Vero will continue to stay on the board of the skin-care brand and will lead Aurelia’s R&D and product development teams. The company will continue to distribute from the U.K.
“The partnership will enable our brand to grow on a global scale in markets such as U.S., France and China. It will also allow us to continue to deliver new innovations,” said Vero.
There has been a lot of M&A activity of late in the skin-care, hair-care and wellness industries as larger groups look to increase their scale and geographic reach.
In April, Britain’s The Hut Group confirmed plans to buy Christophe Robin, an upscale hair-care brand. In January, L’Occitane International SA bought British premium skin-care and wellness brand Elemis for $ 900

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Jaclyn Hill’s Makeup Brand Drama: Everything You Need to Know

The summer of influencer drama continues.
As the feud between beauty influencers James Charles and Tati Westbrook settles, the drama is turning to fellow influencer Jaclyn Hill, whose highly anticipated makeup line has launched with criticism surrounding its sanitation and product quality.
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After numerous customer complaints and attacks by other influencers, Hill has deleted her social media accounts and the brand’s web site has temporarily been taken down after promising full refunds to all customers.
From all the influencers involved to allegations of contamination, here is everything you need to know about the drama surrounding Hill and her Jaclyn Cosmetics brand.
Who is Jaclyn Hill?
Hill is billed as one of the biggest beauty influencers, starting her YouTube channel nearly eight years ago and amassing roughly 6 million subscribers. She is credited with reviving Becca Cosmetics after partnering with the brand in 2015 to collaborate on the brand’s Champagne Pop highlighter — which sold out of its 25,000 units in 20 minutes — and later with a full collection in 2017. Her second collaboration with the brand earned more than $ 3.5 million in sales during its first day. Hill had also collaborated with Morphe Cosmetics for a 35-pan

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Hollywood Stylist Anita Patrickson’s Amanu Sandal Brand Sets Hotel Partnership

Hollywood stylist Anita Patrickson has aligned with Singita luxury lodges to bring her made-to-order Amanu sandals to resorts in South Africa. It’s the first move into the hospitality sector for the brand, and a full circle moment for Patrickson, who originally hails from Capetown.
She parlayed her work as a fashion stylist for Julianne Hough, Portia de Rossi and others into a custom shoe business that launched last year in L.A., inspired both by traditional sandals made using tire rubber in Africa, and the tradition of resort sandal making on the island of Capri.
Now she’s bringing the eco-conscious, high-touch experience  customers get in her West Hollywood flagship to guests at Singita. In June, Patrickson traveled to South Africa with one of the U.S. makers to train the staff at Singita Ebony Lodge and Lemombo Lodge to cobble the shoes, priced $ 160 to $ 275, from an array of leathers, with pony hair and feather trim, in under an hour.

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“My parents were both born in Kenya, and I thought this was a cool way to be able to take this craft back and teach somebody a skillset—and a way to be able to go home more,” Patrickson laughed, adding of her brand

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Jordan Brand Taps Jayson Tatum as Ambassador

SLAM DUNK: Leveraging the buzz from Paris Fashion Week Men’s, Jordan Brand on Friday announced the addition of Jayson Tatum and Rui Hachimura to its roster of basketball ambassadors.
With rows of white balls on sticks greeting visitors, the event took place in a hôtel particulier in the city’s 5th arrondissement dubbed the House of Jumpman, featuring a makeshift faux basketball court in the courtyard.
“I’ve been wearing Jordans since before I could walk…just getting [Michael Jordan’s] approval to come to the brand was really big for me because he’s the greatest of all time,” Tatum told WWD.
The St. Louis native, who was selected third overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, joins a family of more than 50 athlete ambassadors linked to the Nike Inc.-owned brand across multiple sporting disciplines, including Maya Moore, Kemba Walker and Blake Griffin, who were also present at the event.
The slickly groomed and heavily inked Tatum, who sported a pair of neon yellow “Flyknit 4s” by the brand, hinted at his own design aspirations. “Coming over to Jordan, there’s a lot of creativity. I definitely want to tap into that and tell my own stories,” he said.
Jordan Brand vice president of design, David

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Our Favorite Men’s Care Brand Has A New Line: Hair by Harry’s

With the influx of razor-by-mail companies lately, we keep coming back to Harry’s. We’ve never been disappointed. Harry’s has amazing shave products as well as razors, with low prices and fantastic customer service. And now our favorite men’s care brand has just released a line of hair care and grooming products that are as awesome as their shaving gear: Hair by Harry’s.

2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner

Harry’s new 2 in 1 ($ 7) is a quick, nourishing way to clean and condition your hair without stripping it of its natural oils and essences. It lathers up nicely and rinses clean, and then you’re done. No fooling around with a separate bottle of conditioner, no waiting 60 seconds for some magical conditioning effect to take place. That’s it, you’re done.

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And it has a pleasant scent that isn’t overly fragrant, with light notes of lavender as well as bracing peppermint, and soothing eucalyptus. It’s great for all hair types, plus it’s paraben-, dye-, and sulfate-free. With enough moisturizing properties to make it okay to use it everyday.

Now you’re ready to move on to another of Harry’s fantastic hair grooming products.

Sculpting Gel

Harry’s Sculpting Gel ($ 8) is perfect for guys who want a light but firm hold on their coif. It locks in any style in any shape, but remains soft and gentle to the touch. Unless, of course, you’re going for a slicker look, in which case you comb it through while your hair is wet.

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It won’t fade or flake away light some other gels, and there’s no alcohol—so it won’t dry or damage your hair. And it rinses out clean at the end of the day. Paraben-free, sulfate-free, and never tested on animals, Harry’s Sculpting Gel has a light and refreshing scent, with hints of lemon and fresh herbs. It leaves your hair firmly in place, and won’t come off on your—or anyone else’s—fingers.

Taming Cream

For long-haired dudes after a more natural look, Harry’s has something for you as well. For an unruly mane that desires a soft hold and a carefree finish, you need Harry’s Taming Cream ($ 8). It’s lightweight cream that’s ideal for curly, coarse, thick hair, leaving it naturally casual without feeling stiff or sticky.

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Best of all, Taming Cream styles, moisturizes, and conditions as well. And to paraphrase an old ad slogan, just a little dab will do. So your hair comes away looking natural and free of harsh chemicals and powerful smells.

Texturizing Putty

This stuff is great for guys who want to look like they put zero effort into their hair. With a matte finish and malleable hold, Harry’s Texturizing Putty ($ 12) delivers subtle definition without stickiness or stiffness. It’s ideal for professionals, guys with short hair who want keep it tidy without looking like they spent more than a few minutes in front of the mirror.

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Just rub a dab between your hands to soften it up, then smooth and work it through dry (or towel-dry) hair until you get your desired shape and style. It leaves your hair smelling rich and woodsy, and lets everyone know how you feel about your hair: There are far more important things for a man to worry about.

So if you’re looking for great hair care products from a reliable company, stuff that’s made by guys, for guys, check out Hair by Harry’s hair care products. Pick yourself up some amazing razors while you’re there. And don’t sleep on their awesome shower products.

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QUEEN BEE: Honey Dijon is the latest music figure to take a leap into fashion with a prestigious partner: Comme des Garçons is preparing her first products for release in the coming months, WWD has learned.
Dijon and Adrian Joffe, president of Comme des Garçons International and chief executive officer of Dover Street Market, confirmed they are “working on building a brand together called Honey F—ing Dijon.”
They noted “the first small collection of DJ bags and Ts should be launching this summer or early fall.”
A DJ popular with the fashion crowd, Dijon has 118,000 followers on Instagram and commands huge crowds for high-energy sets that mix various genres of dance music. The most recent one was a sold-out “Brunch in the City” event in Barcelona last weekend.
Dijon has also mixed music for Dior Men’s runway shows and performed at an array of fashion events for brands including Burberry.
DJs seem to be the latest fashion stars, with Peggy Gou recently launching her brand Kirin as the latest recruit of New Guards Group, whose stable includes Off-White designer Virgil Abloh and Heron Preston. Both men are also frequently found behind the decks.

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Former Harper’s Bazaar Australia EIC Kellie Hush to Launch Accessories Brand

SYDNEY — After nearly a quarter of a century covering luxury goods through various roles at Australian fashion magazines, Australian editor Kellie Hush is taking aim at the fast-fashion arena via her own accessibly priced accessories line.
On May 24, nine months after the former Harper’s Bazaar Australia editor in chief revealed she was quitting after six years to start her own business, Hush will launch a line of handbags and jewelry called The Way via an e-commerce site, with plans to open five freestanding 800- to 1,100-square-foot brick-and-mortar stores in the Sydney region by the end of the year and 50 stores across Australia within five years.
The store concept has been created by Australian interior designer Rebecca Vulic, a former senior director of global store design for Kate Spade New York.

The launch campaign for Kellie Hush’s new accessories line The Way. 
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Theway.com.au will launch with 800 stockkeeping units. Handbags, which account for 60 percent of the brand’s offer and are all made from fabric or polyurethane, range from 40 to 120 Australian dollars, or $ 28 to $ 84 at current exchange, while jewelry ranges from 15 to 50 Australian dollars, or $ 10 to $ 35.
Hush, the brand’s cofounder, creative director and marketing manager,

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Whoever claimed it’s better to have loved and lost has never met Jess Palmer. Small business owner and metalworks artist Damon Brand finally has his future in sight when his past rattles into town in a broken down car stuffed with designer clothes and sky high heels. The last time he saw Jess, he declared his undying love. In return, she stranded him by the side of the road, taking his boots, pants and the tattered remnants of his heart. So much for the bright lights of LA. Failed actress Jessica Palmer arrives back in Sweetheart, Montana homeless, destitute, and desperate. She’s hoping her grandfather will let her have her inheritance early so she can make a fresh start—anywhere but Sweetheart. No deal. She has to stay for six months and get a job to prove she’s matured. Not easy in a town where she flamed all her bridges in order to flee a wild child reputation and her high school sweetheart. With every door that’s slammed shut in her face, Jess grows more determined than ever to prove she’s changed, even if it means she must turn to her first love, Damon, for a job at his gas station.  Surely 10 years is enough time for him to forgive and forget…

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Karl Lagerfeld Brand to Honor Founding Designer at Pitti Uomo

KARL FOREVER: The Karl Lagerfeld brand will attend the next session of Pitti Uomo with a presentation honoring its late founding designer. That will include a performance by the London-based street artist Endless, and displays of the brand’s spring 2020 collections of men’s wear, women’s wear, footwear, eyewear, denim and beachwear.
“Our presence at Pitti Uomo will be a special moment to kick off a series of global events that celebrate Karl’s legacy and reflect upon his pioneering, cutting-edge and iconic contributions to design,” said Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld. “Pitti Uomo will also be an exciting platform to showcase our new collections and share the inspiring, immersive World of Karl experience.”
Central to the brand’s display at the international men’s wear trade show in Florence, Italy, will be a 5-by-9-meter installation where Endless paints a portrait of Lagerfeld throughout the fair, running June 11 to 14.
The artist’s portrait of the designer will also be printed on 50 limited-edition T-shirts, which will be available at Pitti Uomo.
Also the couturier at Chanel and the ready-to-wear and fur designer at Fendi, Lagerfeld passed away in February at age 85.

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Chico’s FAS Creates Intimates Brand TellTale

Just in time for National Lingerie Day, Chico’s FAS, parent company to women’s apparel and accessory retailer Chico’s, is launching bra and underwear brand TellTale.
The intimates line will start with seven collections, ranging from sexy to comfortable to functional. And with names like The Ghoster or The Romantic, the idea is to offer a little something for everyone.
“No woman is one thing,” Kimberly Grabel, general manager, or “ringleader,” of TellTale, told WWD.  

TellTale’s Influencer collection. 

The collections include a mix of push-up bras and bralettes in everything from cotton to see-through mesh, as well as underwear and bodysuits.
The target audience, Grabel said, is the “new adult woman,” somewhere between 30 to 35.
“She’s not fully set in her ways,” Grabel explained. “She hasn’t had kids yet. Or, maybe she’s had a baby, but she takes the baby out with all her friends on a Saturday night for dinner, because she’s in denial that this baby is going to change her life. So, she’s kind of in that life stage.”

The Lover collection is part of the new TellTale brand. 
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Mary van Praag, brand president of Chico’s other intimates and apparel brand Soma, will run TellTale. Products are available exclusively at MyTellTale.com,

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Jean Prounis’ namesake fine jewelry line, Prounis, next week marks its entry into department stores.
The brand will hold a trunk show at Bergdorf Goodman for the next month. Running from Feb. 26 through March 28, the Prounis trunk show will mark its kick-off with a personal appearance by the designer on Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
Bergdorf’s adds to Prounis’ roster of specialty stockists that already include Dover Street Market in New York and Los Angeles, Holly Golightly in Copenhagen, and Desert Vintage in Tuscon, Ariz. She has also held a trunk show with Moda Operandi’s digital interface.
“Bergdorf Goodman, in particular, has a really great timelessness. It’s such a historical store that I feel is in line with my brand story and image. They really care about quality and there is this sense of yesteryear, an homage to a New York elegance of the past,” Prounis, 25, said of her decision to show with the department store.
While the designer has a focus on direct-to-consumer and private sales, she decided to enter department stores, Bergdorf’s in particular, for the chance to reach a wider clientele.
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Ethical fashion is exploding, and it’s about time. Thanks to companies like Patagonia, Faherty, and Nisolo, consumers are moving away from cheap attire from fast-fashion brands and toward quality apparel made with ethically made products sourced from environmentally and socially responsible supply chains.


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If you haven’t yet heard of Nisolo, you soon will. The Nashville-based shoe and accessory manufacturer runs on one simple premise: If you’re paying too little for a product, chances are someone in the supply chain is getting the short end of the stick. And if you’re paying too much? That person is probably you.

Patrick Woodyard, Nisolo‘s founder and CEO, has created a quality shoe that will last for years, while being fair to the artisans and factory workers who actually produce the line—and to the planet from which it reaps its resources. 

How Is Nisolo Different?

Most consumers, blinded by the allure of cheap prices, are unaware that expansion of the global fashion industry the last few decades has been violently unjust, both for workers and for the planet. Low wages and poor working conditions are rampant; fully 98 percent of clothing industry employees work in unsafe conditions and/or receive wages below fair trade standards. And with exorbitant water usage, irresponsible waste disposal, non-biodegradable fibers, and filthy carbon emissions from coal-powered factories, the fashion industry is among the top five of the most pollutive industries in the world.


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Nisolo takes a direct-to-consumer approach so it can offer a fair price to the consumer while ensuring the workers in its supply chain are offered fair trade wages, benefits, and a healthy working environment. At the company’s own factory in Trujillo, Peru, Nisolo offers lessons in health, nutrition, English, and even yoga to its employees and their families. Meanwhile, the company insists its partner factories champion ethical causes as well. All producers and employees must be 18 years or older, and receive safe, healthy working conditions and healthcare and wages beyond fair trade standards.

And for every pair of Nisolo shoes sold, a contribution is made to help protect forests in the Amazon Basin.

What About the Shoes?

Nisolo shoes and boots exude class and effortless style that’s rooted in versatility, comfort, and quality. The leather is responsibly sourced from tanneries committed to the ethical treatment of animals (the leather is always a byproduct of the meat industry) and the implementation of eco-friendly waste disposal systems.

From wingtips to boots to duffel bags, Nisolo is turning the fast-fashion industry upside down with quality products, responsibly sourced, and ethically made. They may cost a bit more, but the quality is unparalleled. And with Nisolo, you know you’re not getting the short end of the stick.

Listed below are some of our favorite Nisolo products. Check out the full line here.

Andres All Weather Boot

Whether you’re traveling country to country or just getting things done around town, the Andres has you covered regardless of the conditions. It features a water-resistant, natural oil-based and vegetable-tanned leather upper, and a Vibram mini lug sole. The gusseted tongue keeps your toes dry. Also available in two shades of brown.

$ 288 at Nisolo

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Cortez Mid Top Sneaker

The Cortez combines a classic chukka look with the comfort and versatility of a sneaker. It features a Vibram sole, soft leather insole and lining, smooth leather upper, and comes equipped with both cotton and waxed cotton laces to fit your style. it’s also available in black and dark brown.

$ 168 at Nisolo

Nisolo

Calano Oxford

A dress shoe that combines rich leather with everyday comfort to take you directly from the office to an evening out with friends, this modern, minimal oxford features clean lines, a sleek profile, and a generous toebox. Available in black, supple tan, or dark brown.

$ 188 at Nisolo 

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Nisolo x Huckberry Travel Derby

An exclusive collaboration with Huckberry, this simple yet sultry suede Derby weighs less than 1lb per pair—that’s 3 times lighter than your average shoe. And it’s completely collapsible, so that you can pack them on your next trip without your shoes taking up space or weighing you down. Supplies are limited.

$ 128 at Nisolo

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Chelsea Boot

A classic, well-constructed Chelsea is a staple of any wardrobe. Goodyear welt construction and an inset rubber grip help keep this timeless style on your feet for years to come. Available in saddle brown (shown) or a blonde tan version with a contrast black gusset. 

$ 238 at Nisolo

Nisolo

Luis Weekender

Perfect for a getaway or spontaneous road trip to Joshua Tree, the waxed canvas duffel features vegetable-tanned leather straps, a removable crossbody strap, and several stow pockets. 

$ 248 at Nisolo

 

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The Skinny on Skin: The Company Expands Into Lifestyle Brand

Skin, the 15-year-old loungewear and sleepwear company founded by Susan Beischel, president and chief creative officer, is growing on several fronts.
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Natural Skin, which had a successful soft launch at retail in the fall, is priced 35 percent to 40 percent below Skin, said Ken Sitomer, chief executive officer, who joined as Beischel’s business partner in 2011. Like Skin, Natural Skin comprises sleepwear, loungewear, robes, slippers, daywear and organic cotton bras and panties, along with basic replenishments.
Skin swimwear, whose distribution has been kept relatively tight, is sold at such retailers as Net-a-porter, Everything But Water, Neiman Marcus and Matches.com.
According to Beischel, the swimwear has the same concept as Skin’s other luxe products. as far as comfort, style and being multifunctional. “The fabric had to be super soft, and I needed to wear it as a body suit, or as a bra, or a workout top,” she said. Swimwear retails from $ 160 for the basic maillot to $ 300

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What Consumers Want: Gucci, Sneakers, Brand Collabs

MILAN — Gucci is the world’s most desirable brand, according to global fashion search platform Lyst’s fourth-quarter ranking of the industry’s hottest names and products in 2018.
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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Taps Carine Roitfeld for His Brand

When Karl Lagerfeld ignited designer collaborations and the “masstige” phenomenon in 2004 with his one-off collection for H&M, he had a secret collaborator with a silhouette as well-known and emphatic as his own: Carine Roitfeld.
Now he has invited the fashion editor and stylist — known for her pencil skirts, taut sweaters and killer heels — to become an ongoing collaborator at his signature fashion house, WWD has learned.
Their new partnership is to kick off in September with The Edit by Carine Roitfeld, her selection of “essential pieces” from the designer’s fall 2019 collection.
“The collaboration will further evolve with additional projects to be announced later this year,” the Lagerfeld house said, divulging the development exclusively to WWD and calling Roitfeld an “integral contributor to the Karl Lagerfeld brand.”
Since repositioning his signature fashion house in the masstige zone in 2010, the brand has expanded rapidly to more than 100 freestanding stores worldwide, plus online sales in 96 countries.
A pioneer in freewheeling collaborations throughout his long fashion career, Lagerfeld only recently began inviting outside contributors to his brand. Most recently, Cindy Crawford’s 16-year-old daughter and doppelgänger Kaia Gerber signed a capsule collection for fall 2018 retailing. Last year, Lagerfeld also did a capsule collection with Sébastien

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The New Generation of Watchmaker: Cameron Weiss on Building an American-Made Brand

Cameron Weiss, the founder of Weiss Watch Company, was only five years old when he first started taking apart watches. Of course, back then he didn’t have the ability to put them back together. Instead, they would be rendered into a pile of debris, so when family or friends had a piece that had run its course, they would hand it off to him with no expectation of getting it back.

“I would just sit there and dismantle any piece that I could get my hands on,” says Weiss from his workshop headquarters. Those pieces weren’t exactly of the highest caliber, but they helped ignite a fascination with the tiny mechanisms. “I didn’t know that there were people who actually got to put them together as a job.”

Since then Weiss has come a long way, all the way to Switzerland and back, where he honed his craft inside prestigious houses like Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin. That experience, paired with an apprentice-style education under Swiss watchmakers, gave Weiss all the tools he needed to open his own watch company out of California.

Men’s Journal spoke with Weiss on becoming a watchmaker, being a tradesman in the digital age, his Crown & Caliber-backed podcast Watch and Listen, and building an American-made brand.

How did you first learn about watchmakers?
My parents asked me to help them buy a watch for my brother as a present. They didn’t know too much, and they knew how much I was crazy about them. I came across this collector while I was shopping around and ended up talking with him quite a bit. He was the one who first told me about the watchmakers in Switzerland, he had been there and visited some of the factories. I was amazed by the stories of people actually hand-making and polishing the parts.

How did you start training to become one?
I found out from a family friend that there were watchmaking schools, and a certain program called WOSTEP [Watchmakers Of Switzerland Training And Education Program]. They operate with a Swiss curriculum, and while most are in Europe, there are three very small ones in the United States. They cap it at eight students for two years full-time. There was almost no book reading. It was all hands on. Two Swiss watchmakers and the head of the program fly in to grade your final tests. Getting the call that I passed was one of the best phone calls I have ever gotten.

What came for you next?
One of our instructors worked for Audemars Piguet, and I got a job offer from them right after the test. They flew me out to Switzerland, to Le Brassus in the Vallée de Joux, just north of Geneva. It is the watchmaking capitol of the world. I had never been to Switzerland at the time; I had only seen photos and read about it. They drove me through the mountains, through this little village where Audemars has taken over pretty much all of the buildings. Every one of these beautiful, farm-style buildings is working on some part of their watches or built around the workers. I got to walk through the factories and see all of the people assembling or doing complex repairs. There is one special restoration workshop where these very experienced hands are able to work on almost any piece that Audemars ever made. Plenty of antique tools that they don’t even make any more, some of the machines are still manual. It was a life-changing trip. I got the chance to go back when I started working for Vacheron Constantin, and stayed there for a couple of months. I got to train in complex watches with them, which meant I got to explore quite a bit more.

Cameron Weiss crown and caliber
Courtesy Crown & Caliber

Did you ever plan on living out there?
The idea of starting my own watch line was always in the back of my head, and I thought that I would have to live in Switzerland to do it. That was just the way it had always been done. I was waiting for my French to get good enough, and to get enough contacts, but while I was working at the Vacheron boutique on Rodeo doing repairs on old pieces, I realized that I could do it right here in California.

How did that realization come to you?
I had already started making watches for myself, and I would wear them whenever I wasn’t at the boutique. People stopped and complimented them or asked where I had gotten them. I would attend these pop-up events for American denim lines, which were full of people who cared about craftsmanship and aren’t an electronic watch crowd. But they weren’t going to spend thousands on a Swiss timepiece either, so what they needed was a product that had all the mechanics while keeping the cost reasonable.

How did you start building?
I bought a whole workshop from the widow of a watchmaker. It was an amazing collection and I was honored to get it. I still have his workbench and a lot of the tools I got from him. There are so many tiny hand tools that are tailor made for just one precise purpose. Pin vices, screw drivers, and just gripping parts while you work on it. The tools have to be in perfect condition, because you can damage the piece if it hasn’t been taken care of expertly.

What problems did you come across?
The biggest issue was finding local manufacturers and machine shops that would help make the raw parts. For my own watches, I had been doing everything on my own, with my own hands, but to make a run properly I needed to find people that could help with that part of the process. There were many months driving around meeting with shops in the Los Angeles area. There were a lot of companies that just wrote me off, but there were a few that were excited by the idea. Many of these companies hand never made watch parts before—they were making gear for cars and planes, and so it was a completely new business for them as well. Some of them we still work with to this day.

How did you go about designing the look of your watches?
I wanted to create a brand that was distinctly American. I was a diver growing up and have spent a lot of time in the ocean. I worked for a company that built underwater camera housings before I started making watches. That job not only gave me access to CNC machines but also this beautiful and complicated diving gear. During that experience I discovered this love for old dive equipment and antique gauges. That, along with a fascination with aviation instruments, influenced my design for my first Field Watch.

How has the watch industry changed since you have been in it?
I think the watch industry has become a lot more fun than it was say five years ago when we first started. Everything was done a certain way and there weren’t a lot of the younger brands that exist now, not just outside of Switzerland but also inside of the country. People are starting to understand that you can buy a watch that isn’t a Rolex and that can have its very own cool factor. They are much more open to having a diverse collection with new names in it, which can be discovered in new marketplaces like Crown & Caliber.

What are the benefits of sites like Crown & Caliber?
One of the really cool benefits is it is a great way to find old watches outside of the standards we usually see. There is a really unique selection on there from brands that had been sort of lost to history. They are the kind that could become your favorite new piece, one that turns heads, and before Crown & Caliber, you may have never known it existed. I remember while doing an episode of our Watch and Listen podcast they sent us a white gold Blancpain where the case back opened up to reveal a sapphire. Nobody produces anything like that anymore.

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Courtesy Crown & Caliber

Now you do a podcast with them as well. Why did you want to create Watch and Listen?
I enjoy getting to do the podcast because for so long I was only focused on what I was doing and the watches that I was making. The show gives me an opportunity to really look at what others are doing in the industry and that makes me an even better watchmaker. For most of the episodes, Crown & Caliber will send us a batch of pieces that I get to play around with, and because we also shoot on video, I can show people what is going on inside of them. Some of the pieces I have been really thrilled to get my hands on. They sent us the JLC Duometre Chronograph, which is just an unbelievable and gorgeous watch. One of the most beautiful things I have seen in person.

Have you found a lot of young people interested in becoming watchmakers?
I take apprentices in, which has been a great experience, to help me with the production. I don’t get as many as I would hope for. I think it’s tough in Los Angeles with the cost of living so high. People are interested in it, but they don’t have the time to really invest in building the skillset. There have been some successes still though, one of the guys I had working for me has gone on to start his own company. I can only hope that more and more makers will start up here in the United States. That is one of the main goals I have: to create an infrastructure to have more watches made here.

Now that you have your own workshop, outside of your apartment, what does a day look like for you?
I have a Sprinter van that we have set up for camping that I drive to the workshop. I love the walk through the back, roll up doors in the morning, seeing all the raw materials laid out ready for the machine shop. I have to be extremely diligent at not sitting down at the computer to look at emails or check my phone when it buzzes. So instead I will write a note to get organized and stay away from the laptop. I enjoy having that quiet time to myself in the workshop, getting time at the bench.
I always have a coffee to sip while building; there are so many great roasters around here. I have made a lot of friends in the coffee industry over the years. I will lay out all the parts of a piece in front of me, ready for assembly, and play some music while I work. Finishing one can take a few days, but I love it.

What is the best part of your job?
The most rewarding part is seeing a watch that you built out in the wild, whether it is at a car show or on the street. I will usually try to say hello, or ask them where they got it. One morning I drove up next to a guy at a traffic light and I saw one of my pieces on his wrist. I have to say that made me smile.

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The collaboration between actress, producer and activist Jessica Biel and Gaiam, the yoga, fitness and wellness brand, was revealed Thursday night at The One Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, N.Y. The event marked the first celebrity-created line for Gaiam, a division of Sequential Brands Group Inc., since 2016, as part of a multiyear partnership with Biel.
“She [Jessica] has been a true collaborator, thoughtfully codesigning the capsule collection with a keen focus on the functionality of each style,” said Eddie Esses, president of Sequential’s active division. “She really pushed to ensure each piece would fit seamlessly into busy modern lifestyles.”
During the event, the 36-year-old Biel said she was grateful for the partnership. “This is a really authentic partnership for me, yoga and wellness are a huge part of my personal life and have been for a long time. I wanted something that women could feel good in whether they are doing yoga, working out or just running errands, playing with their kids or simply lounging,” said Biel, who has a three-year-old son with husband Justin Timberlake. She said the idea was to create something versatile that blends fashion elements with comfort and function and is accessible for every lifestyle.
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The button-down is designed to look like a classic chambray, but has the ultra-soft feel you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. The rich (and natural) indigo color dresses up the typically lightwash look, and has natural stretch to move right along with you. The painted metal buttons help dress up the style.

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L’Oréal Paris has tapped Winona Ryder to appear in a campaign tied to a massive rebrand of its U.S. hair business, WWD has exclusively learned.
A “robust, 360-campaign” comprising digital, social, TV and print advertising is set to launch Sunday during the Golden Globes with a TV commercial featuring Ryder, said Anne Marie Nelson-Bogle, senior vice president of marketing at L’Oréal Paris.
Titled “The Comeback,” the campaign is tied to the repositioning of the majority of the L’Oréal Paris hair-care products, including shampoos, conditioners and treatments, plus a few new products, under a new franchise called Elvive.
The Elvive platform focuses on damage prevention, a message L’Oréal is hoping U.S. consumers — fond of curling irons, blowouts, dry shampoo and bleach — will relate to. L’Oréal research found that eight in 10 women in the U.S. have damaged hair — and 18- to 34-year-olds in particular overindex in hot-tool-related damage.
“Everyone does love a comeback, and we will be communicating that damaged hair deserves one, too,” said Nelson-Bogle of the new campaign. “For Winona, we know that from TV sets to the red carpet, her hair has gone through many transformations — her hair is dry and damaged.”
In a commercial airing during the Golden Globes,

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Vejas Kruszewski Tapped as Creative Director of New Leather Brand

PARIS — Landing the top designer gig at a heritage fashion house may be the goal for many of the industries’ rising talents, but 21-year-old Canadian wunderkind Vejas Kruszewski has taken another tack by signing on as creative director of Pihakapi, a brand from Italian leather apparel producer Pellemoda.
A by-appointment presentation of the brand’s debut fall collection is set to take place during Paris men’s fashion week later this month.
Kruszewski, who has been working closely with Pellemoda for his own experimental label, Vejas, said accepting the role felt like “a natural progression, or at least a choice that made sense,” adding: “I liked that it was a little unconventional, the fact that a manufacturer wants to have its own brand….What I have always liked about making clothes is all of the processes related to the manufacturing, and they have the breadth of expertise because of the clients that they produce for.”
Founded in 1979, Pellemoda is said to produce leather apparel for brands including Dior, Coach, Céline, Balenciaga and Calvin Klein.
For now the self-taught designer is putting his brand — launched in 2015 at age 18 — on hold. The label counts around 30 wholesale clients including Browns and Harvey Nichols in

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Meet Proof, the Clothing Brand Designed to Withstand Modern Life

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