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When war comes after a century of peace, it is sudden and brutal. Taken by surprise Earth's far-flung colonies are in danger. The only son of an admiral, Second Lieutenant Michael Sheridan finds himself thrust into a desperate conflict that he and the untried soldiers under his command are ready for. Focusing on the people struggling to survive the onslaught, First Strike is a novel that propels the reader to the furthest limits of space. Fighting a ruthless and determined enemy, Sheridan soon learns the brutal lessons of war and that his enemy may not be what it appears to be.
“The West Wing” cast will reunite before the election for an HBO Max special, benefiting the voter-participation group When We All Vote. Watching the series again 20 years after its first of four consecutive best-drama Emmys, it’s remarkable how well Aaron Sorkin’s creation holds up, and how much of the Bartlet presidency still echoes through our current politics.
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DC Comics’ future is looking real bright based on everything that was shown during today’s virtual Comic-Con-like event, the DC FanDome. Here are the most significant announcements.
DC fans didn’t mind being stuck in the house on a Saturday due to the all of the epic reveals that went down during the DC FanDome. The event will span over two days, August 22, and September 12. Today, all of the virtual action took place in the Hall of Heroes, and, of course, the ladies kicked things off first.
Wonder Woman: 1984
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The FanDome kicked things off with Wonder Woman: 1984 panel that featured the film’s director Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman herself, the lovely Gal Gadot, her on-screen love interest Chris Pine whose character, Steve Trevor, somehow comes back to life. Kristen Wigg and Pedro Pascal, who take on the roles as the film’s villains, were also apart of the panel and helped field questions from fans.
Once that was out of the way, it was time to drop the second trailer, and it didn’t disappoint. We got to see more fantastic Wonder Woman action, and some more scenes of Diana and Steve together. Still, most importantly, Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah finally getting her spots and tail and doing battle with Wonder Woman.
Jenkins also confirmed that film is still on track to premiere in theaters exclusively on October 2, stating during the panel, “I really think the movie is so great on the big screen.” Yeah, we don’t know about that, especially if Rona is still running rampant in the United States. Anyway, you can peep the trailer for Wonder Woman:1984 below.
The Suicide Squad
Outside some of the cast announcements, not much was known about James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad film, that was until today. Gunn, who is best known for turning a bunch of relatively unknown Marvel Superheroes called the Guardians of The Galaxy into household names, is looking to do the same, but this time with a bunch of DC supervillains.
Gunn is basically wiping the slate clean and trying to help us forget the first Suicide Squad film that honestly sucked big time. BUT he is keeping the few bright spots from the first film like Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis reprising her role as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag and Jai Courtney coming back as Captain Boomerang. Gunn dug deep in DC’s crates for this second film, which will not be a direct sequel to the first film and is being described by Gunn as a follow-up to John Ostrander’s original run of “Suicide Squad.”
During the panel for the film, Gunn revealed all of the members of the squad and joining the names listed above include Idris Elba (Bloodsport), John Cena (Peacemaker), David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Steve Agee (King Shark), Michael Rooker (Savant), Sean Gunn (Weasel), Peter Calpadi (The Thinker), Pete Davidson (Black Guard), Daniela Melchior (Rat Catcher), Flula Borg (Javelin), Mayling NG (Mongal), Alice Braga (Sol Soria), and Nathan Fillion (T.D.K).
No one but Gunn could make this film work. The Suicide Squad arrives in theaters on August 6, 2021. We didn’t get a trailer, but this montage of behind the scenes and actual film footage will hold you over till one finally arrives.
Justice League: The Snyder Cut
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Justice League stunk, let’s just get that out of the way. Immediately following the film’s release fans SCREAMED on the internet that Zack Snyder, who was initially tasked with bringing all of DC’s mightiest heroes together on film, should release the long-rumored “Snyder Cut” of the movie.
After years of denial, Snyder confirmed the cut of the film does indeed exist, and it is coming, but not in theaters but on HBO’s new streaming service, HBO Max. During today’s panel, we finally got to see a teaser of the highly-anticipated redo, which will feature new footage, Darkseid, a better looking Steppenwolf and, most importantly, Superman in his black suit. Snyder used the moment to confirm the film is astounding 4 hours long and will and will be broken up into 4 1-hour long episodes. Snyder did also say that the film will be dropped in its 4-hour entirety. We don’t know who got time for that, but whatever. You can peep the trailer for the movie, which comes to HBO Max next year.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get any footage, BUT we did learn a lot about the upcoming film, which will see Ezra Miller reprising his role as Barry Allen. During the panel, which featured Miller, Director Andy Muschietti, and screenwriter Christina Hodson the trio confirmed that film will see The Flash traveling through time to change the DC Multiverse.
Also, during the panel, it was hinted that The Flash could possibly visit classic DC films, so that could perhaps explain why Michael Keaton, who played Batman in Danny Elfman’s 1989 Batman film, will be making an appearance in The Flash movie. Plus, in some concept art that was shown revealing The Flash’s new costume, which we learned was created by Batman, we see Michael Keaton’s version of The Dark Knight.
Not much was known about the film revolving around the DC antihero, Black Adam, who basically has the same powers as Zachary Levi’s Shazam. Today, Dwayne The Rock Johnson helped shed more light on the film that’s slated to arrive in 2021. Before we got some juicy details about the film, The Rock detailed his character’s origin story with the help of animated short.
Johnson also confirmed that the Justice Society of America characters Hawkman, Dr. Fate, and Cyclone will be joining alongside previously confirmed Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) in the film.
The Rock, while not confirming his appearance in the film, did hint that we could expect Superman to show up in Black Adam for an epic showdown. Henry Cavill is currently in talks to put back on the Superman suit and make a cameo in a future DC film. We won’t be shocked if Black Adam is that movie.
Shazam! was one of the biggest surprises of 2019, bringing in $ 159.1 million around the world when it first opened, so it’s no surprise there is a sequel coming. In a panel led by the film’s star Zachary Levi and later joined by the rest of the cast from the first film Asher Angel, Meagan Good, Jack Dylan Grazer, Faithe Herman, Adam Brody, and director David F. Sandberg we got more details about the upcoming follow-up.
We learned that actor/comedian Sinbad who many believed was supposed to be in the first film, will NOW be in the sequel. The title of the film was also revealed when Herman “drew” it on a poster.
Outside of that news, Levi and the cast were very tight-lipped about details surrounding Shazam!: Fury of The Gods
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Outside of teaser images, Matt Reeves’ The Batman was shrouded in mystery, until today. Following a discussion with Aisha Tyler talking about his upcoming film that stars Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader, we finally got to see a trailer. Before he let the footage go, Reeves explained that only 25% of the film is complete, but trust us when we say that the 2-minute trailer does its job in building intrigue for the film.
In it, we see a young Bruce Wayne growing into his night job as The Batman while having to deal with The Riddler, who is also in the beginning stages of his criminal career. Jeffrey Wright’s Commissioner Gordon, Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman, and a voice-over from Andy Serkis as Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler, Alfred appear in the trailer. Oh, of course, we get a glimpse of the new Batmobile as well as Batman in action, and we can’t front Mr. Twilight, Robert Pattinson gets very busy.
The Batman is slated to arrive in theaters on October 1, 2021. You can peep the first trailer below.
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Paris taxi drivers usually know when it’s Paris Fashion Week.
Not this time, with participants in their homes or offices behind computer screens or hunched over their phones to discover creative films dedicated to the fall couture collections.
Said films ranged from rapid-fire teaser clips clocking in at less than a minute to Dior’s mega production, a 10-minute mythical movie directed by famed Italian director Matteo Garrone that was followed by five minutes of rolling credits.
Plenty of couture houses — even Chanel — kept it simple with films that mimicked fashion shoots or runway shows.
A word of caution to brands: When using the same model and the same music throughout, tedium can set in.
Other films resembled music videos, while a few went for disturbing drama scenes. Here, a selection of highlights and lowlights.
Singer Mika is pitch-perfect as a retro newscaster offering deadpan commentary on Viktor & Rolf’s collection. His description of a spiky coat, part of a gloom-and-doom segment? “There’s a lot to feel angry about and this garment will communicate exactly that,” he intones.
Bouchra Jarrar kept everything close to home, filming twin sisters frolicking in her Paris apartment, where she produced many prototypes herself. Her models also ventured out to a
Based on the true story that made history, a convict is put on trial for murdering a fellow inmate and the young, inexperienced lawyer assigned to him bases his defense on the assertion that inhumane treatment at Alcatraz was responsible for the murder. Christian Slater ("Interview with the Vampire," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"), Kevin Bacon ("The River Wild," "A Few Good Men") and Gary Oldman ("JFK," "Bram Stoker"s Dracula") star in this "sobering and thought provoking" film (The Hollywood Reporter).
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Legal action by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, against a British tabloid for breaching her privacy had its first court hearing on Friday, with the newspaper’s lawyer attempting to have claims that it had acted dishonestly struck out. Lauren Anthony reports.
“Always surprises and always entertains.” -Jonathan Maberry AFTER: FIRST LIGHT The end is just the beginning. When NASA scientists detect intense solar activity, the warnings go unheeded. Soon communications fail, power goes out, and the world's technological infrastructure collapses. But the solar radiation has also inflicted an unpredictable change–a disruption in the impulses of the human brain. Billions die. And they may be the lucky ones… Prequel novella to the After post-apocalyptic series. Look for the other books in the After series, The Shock, The Echo, Milepost 291, Whiteout and Red Scare. Scott Nicholson is the international bestselling author of more than 20 thrillers, including Stoker Award finalist The Red Church, The Harvest, and Drummer Boy.
In an effort to show appreciation to the brave healthcare workers who’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty during this Coronavirus epidemic, business such as hotels and some restaurants have offered their services free of charge as a token of appreciation and respect (Trump hotels have yet to offer similar amenities but that’s neither here nor there).
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Now the men and women on the frontline of this pandemic will also be able to enjoy some good grub while on their grind as McDonald’s will be blessing healthcare workers and first responders with free “Thank You Meals” at participating Micky D’s restaurants. Beginning Wednesday (April 22), the house that Ronald McDonald built will be offering the meals to the medical avengers with a simple flash of their work badge and they can keep it moving.
“We have been inspired by the way our franchisees have been going above and beyond to support their local communities throughout this trying time,” said Joe Erlinger, President, McDonald’s USA in a statement. “I couldn’t be more proud of how our company, franchisees and supplier partners have come together to give back to those who are working tirelessly for our country. That is truly our McDonald’s system at its best.”
Whether in the morning, noon or night, the medical heroes will be served sandwiches, fries, and/or hash browns in some OG Happy Meal Boxes. No word on whether they’ll come with toys but hey, can’t have it all, right?
But that’s just one way McDonalds is joining in on the fight against the Coronavirus.
In addition to serving local community initiatives across the country, McDonald’s USA is honored to join BET and United Way by donating $ 250,000 toward efforts that will directly support Black communities hit hardest in COVID-19. The donation will be announced during BET’s “Saving Ourselves” Telethon, a commercial-free, 2-hour fundraising event, airing Wednesday, April 22 at 8pm EST. This is one of many ways the Golden Arches is helping to aid with COVID-19 relief.
Now that’s hot business.
Thank you to all the healthcare workers and first responders literally putting their lives on the line to save lives across the nation and we hope y’all take advantage of all the services being offered to y’all right now. Y’all deserve it and much more.
RUSSIAN DRESSING: Thirty-two fashion videos replaced catwalk shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia and about 830,000 people followed the streams, organizers said Wednesday.
The digital presentations were streamed from April 4 to 6 on Aizel.ru and Megogo.net, appeared on 103 Russian and foreign web sites, as well as social media sites VKontakte, Facebook, and TikTok. The latter platform spawned the hashtag #CтильнаДому (i#StyleatHome, in English), which was viewed 37.3 million times. Most of the collections shown were for fall-winter 2020.
Participants included Red September, Julia Dalakian, Dokuchaeva, Nastya Nekrasova, White Crow, T3CM, Ceremony and House of Leo.
The videos, ranging from one to seven minutes in length, were viewed for more than 2.5 million minutes in two days. Organizers said an additional set of digital events, employing virtual reality and augmented reality, are to be unfurled later.
You’ve never heard of Kuala Pilah. The peaceful village is tucked out of the way in the middle of the Malaysia. But you may start seeing the faces and scenes of traditional life in the village as seen through the eyes of one of its young artists, providing the colorful inspiration for Vans Surf’s latest apparel collection, the Kide Collaboration, which drops today.
“When I am riding my bike, I always love observing the small town and village where I grew up,” says the collab’s namesake artist, Malaysian graphic designer Kide Baharudin. “I like to imagine how the place looked back in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. I try to find the story through my parents’ childhood. I illustrate this in my paintings. I think that was my inspiration.”
Vans was certainly inspired by Baharudin’s work, elevating the talented young painter after he won the Vans Asia Custom Culture contest in 2017 and illustrated the House of Vans Asia Tour poster. He’s been part of the family since.
And the artist is in good company when it comes to footwear trends. Walk down any street in the developed world and you get a sense of the influence of Vans, transcending the boardsports and music worlds in the past five years to arrive on a much broader cross-section of feet: from mall kids to 40-something accountants looking to accent their athleisure wear.
“The word ‘culture’ really caught my eye and inspired me to enter the competition,” Kide says, “I got excited about painting Malaysian history, culture and lifestyle onto the Vans Authentic shoe, so that skaters could learn about our culture.”
The result is a colorful and bold summer collection consisting of a Vans Slip-On crafted with water-based inks and glues on a white/marshmallow colorway with collapsible kick-down heel and UltraCush sockliner for updated comfort.
“My first Vans shoe was the Old Skool,” he adds. “In college, I loved collecting and reading Juxtapoz magazine. I saw most of the artists in the magazine painting and creating art in their Vans. It influenced my style while working in my studio, too.”
Vans also adds an Authentic SF and Slide-On with similar Kide artwork to the new line. They’re matched with a ready-to-party camp button-down of 100 percent Rayon, a 17-inch, four-way stretch tri-blend boardshort, plus a simple 16.5-liter backpack and a pair of hip hats.
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The Rothy’s woman is “kinetic, energetic, moving around,” the brand’s creative director Erin Lowenberg said as she padded around the brand’s soon-to-open New York City retail location, in between lauding its new handbags.
It’s the footwear brand’s first foray into the category, with five silhouettes including a convertible handbag, crossbody, clutch, tote and range of catchall bags, all in the notable “poppy” colorways that define the brand.
“We’re not trying to chase high fashion because we believe that our products are modern classics. What we want to do is chase the technology and inspiration behind them and remake them and rethink them for her and her life,” said Lowenberg.
That means being on the customer’s shoulder as well as her feet as Lowenberg enthused, which was the plan all along. Also in the plan is a nimble approach to brick-and-mortar, which already includes Boston; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco — and now New York City.
For the handbags, the 100 percent recycled polyester blended knit is made by combing nearby coastlines for ocean-bound plastics to be used in tandem with the brand’s signature thread spun from single-use plastic water bottles.
All bags are machine-washable, and some – like the handbag and dual-zip crossbody – come complete
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SHANGHAI–Luxury bridal and fashion house Galia Lahav has opened a new flagship store here at the Bund Finance Center, its first store in China and the first globally to hold the Galia Lahav evening wear collection along with the brand’s two bridal collections: couture and gala.
The new boutique is the Israeli brand’s fifth flagship location globally and its first location in Asia. The 1,000 square meter store cost $ 3 million to fit out and is one of the largest tenancies in the luxury BFC shopping center.
The brand is targeting the large and fast-burgeoning Chinese wedding market which this year is expected to exceed $ 80 billion.
According to the National Wedding Consumption and Development Summit, at least 13 million new couples have tied the knot annually in China over the last five years. It also found that couples in China are willing to use 31 percent of their savings for their weddings and 88 percent of Chinese brides wear four outfits for the occasion.
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The Prada Superstar and the Prada Bowling bag for Adidas will be offered in a small run of 700 unisex pieces, and the designs will be sold as a set starting Dec. 4. The sneaker marks the 50th anniversary of the Adidas Superstar and the bag leverages Prada’s expertise in luxury leather goods craftsmanship, which spans more than 106 years.
Adidas’ Superstar sneaker, originally launched in 1969, is still a cornerstone for the group’s Originals style, as is Prada’s classic bowling bag, which is revisited with references to the Adidas gym bag.
Each piece is numbered with a unique serial number and made in Italy by Prada. Prices have not yet been revealed. Globally, 19 Prada stores will carry the styles in cities ranging from Milan, Moscow, Zurich, Paris, London, Munich and Dubai to Tokyo, Seoul, Macau, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore and Taipei. In the U.S., the products will be available at Prada’s New York Broadway store, in Los Angeles, and Miami. They will also retail online through adidas.com
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BONJOUR PARIS: Los Angeles-based ready-to-wear label Enfants Riches Déprimés has chosen Paris for its first flagship.
Founded in 2012 by artist and designer Henri Alexander Levy, the brand picked a former jeweler’s atelier on the Rue Charlot in the Marais for its first brick-and-mortar space.
Working with architect Didier Faustino, the 164-square-foot boutique was designed to mirror a Twenties’ bank vault. The walls of the two floors, one on ground level and one below, were covered with stainless-steel plaques that catch the light coming in through the old-school Parisian storefront. Slabs of dark marble were used to create countertops, on which jewelry and accessories will be presented, as well as the staircase winding down toward the lower level.
Downstairs, in a room covered with wall-to-wall steel panels, a lime carpet added a touch of color, matching the Pierre Paulin ABCD sofa picked by Levy to decorate the space, which has steel racks subtly blending into the walls.
Marble and stainless steel at the Enfants Riches Déprimés store in Paris.
“The best retail experiences are in Paris for me,” said Levy, who divides his time between his studio in Los Angeles and the French capital. “I like the fact that Paris is a walking city:
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Aurate has begun putting its $ 13 million in funding to use. The direct-to-consumer jewelry label, which in June revealed a significant series A funding, will open its first two permanent retail locations on Saturday in New York City.
The brand, which has been operating a pop-up shop in Manhattan to test the market, will open stores in SoHo and on Madison Avenue.
The uptown store at 1015 Madison Avenue measures 916 square feet, while its location at 154 Spring Street is slightly larger at 1,242 square feet. Both locations feature experiential technology that introduces consumers to the raw materials and production methods enlisted to create Aurate jewelry. The stores were designed by female-led architecture firm Alda Ly, which is also responsible for the viral women’s coworking space, The Wing.
“Being that Aurate is a direct-to-consumer brand we have the freedom and flexibility to implement experimental strategies, and opening retail locations is no different. The installations, paying homage to the natural and sustainable elements of our jewelry, throughout the store create a truly immersive experience and are a testament to the brand’s innovative nature,” said Aurate cofounder Bouchra Ezzahraoui.
Cofounder Sophie Kahn added: “By using data collected in-store to help create the finalized experience, we’re
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New York designer Christian Siriano held an encore presentation of his spring 2020 collection in Paris on Wednesday, with a few famous faces in the front row, including his “Project Runway” co-star Karlie Kloss, and actress Alicia Silverstone.
Silverstone, who will next star in “The Baby-Sitter’s Club” revival, said she’s been friends with the designer for a while, and that they are travel buddies.
“I met him about four years ago. He asked me to come to a show and I hadn’t been to a fashion show since the one I had been in for Yves Saint Laurent when I was 8! The reason I went is he didn’t use fur, he didn’t use wool, and this was reason enough for me to show up. I felt so beautiful in the clothes, and he became a dear friend.”
The Paris show was the perfect excuse for a trip, she said. “He’s such a talent. I’m a huge fan of his work, and I’m so inspired by how he creates. I love everything he puts me in, and I also lie on top of him on planes.”
When asked to weigh in on this fashion season which has been headlined
Sylvester Stallone, in this explosive Oscar-nominated sequel to FIRST BLOOD, is back as John Rambo, the perfect fighting machine. Rambo's survival skills are tested with a vengeance on a top-secret mission that takes him back to the jungles of Vietnam in search of American POWs.
Falicha says Steve is under the influence of ass, and Steve doesn’t argue as he buries his face deep in Falicha’s bottom. Falicha gets Steve ready for action by sucking his bone and getting him hard. He flips her over and shoves his bone deep inside her for some serious pussy pounding.
Guatemalans Rose and Henry don’t speak very much in this scene, but that doesn’t really matter once Rose busts out her monstrous titties for Henry. Henry engulfs himself in her massive mounds of mammaries, and his cock quickly gets hard.
Molly and Johnny are making their first sex video together and they are a little nervous. They talk about some of their previous sexcapades including a threesome with Johnny’s ex-girlfriend! After a brief introduction, Molly and Johnny get right to business. Henry’s tongues goes directly to Molly’s wet pussy, and she is very pleased.
Amber and Dave begin quietly in bed. They wake each other with some soft kisses and gentle rubbing, but the sexual activity quickly gets heavier when Dave sucks Amber’s tits and plays with her pussy. Dave licks Amber’s clit while he finger fucks her and quickly brings her to orgasm.
Big Girls Need Love Too! Falicha says Steve is under the influence of ass, and Steve doesn’t argue as he buries his face deep in Falicha’s bottom. Falicha gets Steve ready for action by sucking his bone and getting him hard.
Miley Cyrus performed “Don’t Call Me Angel” for the first time ever during her opening set at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival. She continued surprising the crowd with Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd covers. News
GARDEN PARTY: Geopolitics are undeniably stormy, but Friday night’s clear-as-can-be weather was well-suited for the Trumps’ outdoors state dinner for Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jennifer.
First Lady Melania Trump appeared to keep things easy-breezy, sporting an aqua-colored chiffon dress designed by Gilles Mendel, the creative force behind the J. Mendel label. With wave-like effects in the chiffon, the flowy creation was in step with the Rose Garden setting. Instead of welcoming guests to the State Dining Room in the White House, the first couple welcomed guests al fresco. FLOTUS appeared to sail through the proceedings in patent leather heels from Christian Louboutin. The prime minister’s wife wore a navy column dress with velour and sequins from Australian designer Carla Zampatti, who also created the black ensemble she wore for the official welcome earlier in the day.
The Australian-friendly dinner crowd included Fox’s Lachlan Murdoch, Marvel Entertainment’s Isaac Perlmutter and Chevron’s Michael Wirth, as well as various politicians and Cabinet members like Kellyanne Conway and Betsy DeVos. The arrivals coincided with news that the U.S. would be sending more military troops to Saudi Arabia following the recent attacks on oil facilities in response to Iranian actions.
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This summer gave way to a changing of the guards in modern minimalism, as the popularity of Daniel Lee’s new Bottega Veneta seemed to overtake a mourning for Phoebe Philo’s tenure at Celine.
Lee’s first collection for Bottega began hitting stores in May. Shoes from his inaugural collections became ‘It’ products on social media and quickly sold out — spawning an Instagram fan account, @NewBottega, its name nodding to the popular Philo-Celine memorial account, @OldCeline.
The @NewBottega feed was started by Polimoda student Laura Rossi in late-February, just as @OldCeline’s activity began to peter out, with posts stopping in April.
Now with over 68,000 followers, @NewBottega was only the first sign that Bottega Veneta, which is owned by Kering, is gaining a bit of a hip quotient under Lee’s tutelage. This week the brand will conduct its first “drop,” tapping a style of commerce popularized by the streetwear industry.
On Sunday, Bottega Veneta’s New York City flagship will begin selling a large shipment of shoe styles that are more or less sold out across the U.S. Its stretch pump and stretch sandal styles will again become available in black and white, respectively.
Bottega said that the store, located at 740 Madison Avenue, will close for
You might find this hard to believe, but I’m about to give you the first opinion you have ever heard on the topic of gun ownership in the United States.
What? You say lots of people have opinions on that topic?
No, they don’t. Everyone in the United States except me has a half-pinion on the topic. I have the only full opinion. Here it is:
My opinion:I am willing to accept up to 20,000 gun deaths per year in the United States in order to preserve the 2nd Amendment right to own firearms.
For reference, the current rate of gun deaths is about double that number. In other words, I would be open to testing some gun ownership restrictions to see if we can get the number of gun deaths down.
A full opinion on any topic considers both the benefits and the costs. A half-pinion looks at only the costs or only the benefits in isolation. Ask yourself who else, besides me, has offered a full opinion on the topic of gun ownership. Answer: No one. You just saw the world’s first opinion on the topic.
So let’s stop pretending we have differences of opinion on gun ownership. What we have is exactly one citizen of the United States who has one opinion. Until someone disagrees with me with a full opinion of their own, there is no real debate, just blathering half-pinions.
Hugo Boss has collaborated with Konstantin Grcic, one of Germany’s most influential industrial designers, on a limited capsule collection for fall 2019.
Grcic’s award-winning work in seating and lighting is featured in the permanent collections of the world’s leading museums, including MoMA in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; in 2010, he was named designer of the year at Design Miami. Over his almost three-decades-long career, Grcic is perhaps best known for his focus on utility and simplicity — high fashion seems rather a long way from his usual remit.
But not at all, Grcic told WWD as he showed off his Boss capsule collection in his airy Berlin studio, a converted factory floor with large windows and long white desks. “Beauty has a function, too,” he explained. “And if things are only practical, and not appealing, then you have a very different relationship to those objects.
“I don’t want to stretch the metaphor too far but chairs come close to something that we almost wear,” he added. Grcic’s chairs have won design prizes and several feature in museum collections. “So it’s not a completely strange world to me.”
This isn’t his first tie-up with a fashion brand either: In the
AN ALAÏA SALUTE: Fashion 4 Development is already gearing up for its First Ladies luncheon with a bevy of honorees. Carla Sozzani and the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation are at the top of that list as the recipient of the F4D Development award. She is president of the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation and founder of 10 Corso Como.
The Sept. 24 event will feature a tribute to Azzedine Alaïa and the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation complete with a runway show by Maison Alaïa. Twelve years ago, the company’s founder set out to convert his voluminous archives and holdings through the Association Azzedine Alaïa to become the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation. Sozzani and the late designer’s partner, Christophe Von Weyhe, have been instrumental in protecting his legacy. His collection is housed at 18 rue de la Verrerie in Paris, where he once lived and worked. Exhibitions are planned to share his work with future generations.
F4D founder Evie Evangelou said of Sozzani, “Carla is an extraordinary human being and she inspires goodness. Her sincere willingness to educate and bring her experience and knowledge to all, especially with fashion students through her work with the Alaïa foundation. It is a golden opportunity for all who have been touched by
SUNNY SIDE UP: In light of the increasingly fractured and troubled state of geopolitics, key world leaders have countless conundrums to deal with at the G7 Summit in Biarritz. Trade, climate change, Middle East tensions, Iran’s seizure of foreign ships and wariness of a worldwide recession based on warning signs in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. are among the many points of concern. While the powers that will be locked in meetings for much of the weekend, their respective better halves understand how their secondary roles can potentially offer some much needed levity.
Perhaps that’s the reason that First Lady Melania Trump exited Air Force One upon arriving in France, wearing a bright yellow and white Calvin Klein dress Saturday. The sleeveless style was a throwback look that had been designed by Raf Simons. Management at Calvin Klein’s parent company PVH parted ways with him at the end of last year but FLOTUS remains a fan. (Simons is back in his native Belgium designing his own collection and he collaborated with the outerwear label Templa.) Trump has worn his designs for Calvin Klein for other occasions such as an outing during last summer’s NATO’s Summit.
The First Lady also took something from
San Francisco-based, direct-to-consumer brand Everlane has opened its first permanent shop in Los Angeles, where it all started eight years ago.
The mission-driven basics line beloved by Meghan Markle, Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie and more, has opened a 3,188 square-foot store at 1101 Abbot Kinney in Venice, stocking Everlane’s denim, Ts and popular shoe styles including the Day Heel and Day Glove, alongside seasonal new arrivals. The space features huge glass windows, tons of natural white and a dramatic archway leading to the fitting rooms.
“Everlane has had roots in L.A. since we launched in 2011. It’s where our first product, the T-shirt, was made just outside of downtown, where they’re still made today. It’s also the home of our first pop-up and recent experiential concept store, Tread by Everlane,” said Tara Shanahan, vice president of retail at Everlane. “We know there is a huge appetite for the brand and after testing concept shops in a few different areas in L.A., we landed on Abbot Kinney for its sense of community, laid-back feel and the incredible foot traffic it sees on a day-to-day basis.”
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The brand commissioned San Francisco artist Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, known for her large-scale supergraphics and work at
Life-long friends Beth Carlyle and Nick Hammond haven’t ever pushed the limits of their relationship. But when her boyfriend turns violent and Nick jumps in to protect her, everything changes. In the chaos following that horrible night, Nick becomes Beth’s anchor as she pulls the pieces of herself together. She never imagined he’d be anything more than her best friend, but with her trust shattered, there’s only one place she feels safe—in his arms. Boundaries crumble and new desires ignite. With her heart a tangled mess, how can she know what’s real? Nick is willing to do whatever it takes to help Beth recover, no matter the cost to himself, but in the face of undeserved consequences, he may be the one who needs saving. Protecting the man she loves means bringing her nightmare into the light. Will she find the courage to reveal the truth before Nick pays the ultimate price? Find out why readers are saying that "picking up a new book in the Northstar series is like coming home”… check out the rest of the books in this deeply felt, heartwarming small town romance series: First Instinct Mountain Angel Summer Angel Twice Shy Once Burned Mistletoe Kisses Starlight Magic Wild Angel Forgotten Angel Last Surrender A NOTE ON THE CONTENT: The Northstar books are contemporary romances and contain some profanity and sensual scenes that may not be suitable for sensitive readers.
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IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY: Robert Graham is feeling the force.
The brand best known for its embellished men’s shirts, has inked a deal for its first collaboration, a capsule collection with “Star Wars” and the latest iteration of its popular film series, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” set to be released on Dec. 20.
In November, Robert Graham will introduce a collection of three men’s button-down shirts, two men’s sport coats, three men’s T-shirts, two women’s button-downs, one women’s T-shirt, one women’s bomber and five pocket squares. Among the styles will be the Leia blouse, the Light Speed button down, and the Vader Saber T-shirt.
The collection will be sold at Robert Graham stores and the company’s e-commerce site as well as select high-end specialty stores. Retail prices will be consistent with other pieces in the brand’s line. It will be released in November.
“The Rise of Skywalker” is the third installment of the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy and the final episode in the nine-part “Skywalker” story.
Damian Lillard isn’t forgetting about his day job in the NBA, because championships are still his focus … but says he’d definitely be stoked to win a Grammy for his 3rd album. Dame just dropped his 3rd album, “Big D.O.L.L.A.” and the early…
Krysten Ritter’s a proud new mom after giving birth to a baby boy, and she gave him a name fit for a superhero … or a rock star. According to the birth certificate — obtained by TMZ — the “Jessica Jones” star’s firstborn child’s name is Bruce,…
GOING OFF-LINE: The Modist, the Dubai-based e-commerce retailer that specializes in modest clothing, is set to open its first physical pop-up in Europe at the U.K.’s luxury outlet Bicester Village.
The pop-up, which will be open from Aug. 12 to Sept. 24, will stock a mix of the retailer’s in-house label Layeur and an edit of the luxury brands it carries on its site, such as Roksanda, Osman and Mary Katrantzou.
“Ghizlan Guenez’s game-changing vision has captured the attention of a generation with women across the globe embracing the elegance of dressing modestly. The pop-up will allow our international guests the chance to discover The Modist’s unique edit,” said Desirée Bollier, chair and chief merchant at Value Retail Management, which operates the Bicester Village Shopping Collection.
This is the first time Bicester Village has brought in an online retailer to its popular outlet center in Oxfordshire. The Modist is joining the likes of Aquazzura, Delpozo and skin-care label Omorovicza, which have all set up shop at Bicester this summer.
The luxury e-tailer, which was launched by Guenez in 2017, has aimed to leverage the growth potential of modest clothing and has attracted investors such as the specialist investment company Vaultier7, Farfetch, Nicola Bulgari and
Off the heels of Rhude’s Paris Fashion Week debut last month, Los Angeles-based designer Rhuigi Villaseñor commemorated his upcoming collaboration with Puma by throwing a party at Kith on Saturday evening.
“I wanted to celebrate silhouettes that already existed, but amplify that and bring it to an audience that doesn’t necessarily understand the heritage of Puma, while incorporating my own twist,” said Villaseñor in a sit-down with Kith’s Ronnie Fieg inside the Los Angeles location of the trendy retail store on Sunset Boulevard. “I’m in a space where I feel like I can concur that. It’s for the new age.”
In front of an audience that included singer Miguel and former New York Giants player Victor Cruz, Villaseñor shared that he wasn’t initially sold on the idea of working with the sportswear company. A conversation with Puma’s global director of brand and marketing, Adam Petrick, changed his mind.
“It was about –– just life and what’s happening in society, and I felt that he took a stand,” said Villaseñor. “It’s important to take a stand…We talked about gun violence and different things that I personally care about…I thought it was larger than just a partnership of products. It’s about ethics.”
“I got it tatted on me, ‘born broke, die rich,’” said rising rapper Dave East, lifting his white T-shirt and revealing the cursive letters marked below his navel.
The 31-year-old New York City native, born David Brewster Jr., came from humble beginnings, becoming a Crip as a teen, and later, facing a stint in prison for selling drugs. Following the 2010 release of his first mixtape, “Change of Plans,” and the broader attention that followed with 2014’s “Black Rose,” he’s been forging a different path and is now signed to Def Jam Recordings. With 2.4 million Instagram followers and millions of YouTube hits on each music video (“Perfect,” featuring Chris Brown, has 34 million views alone), East is one to watch.
“Them four words mean everything to me,” he continued. It’s also the title of a 2016 collaborative EP with Philadelphia rapper Kur. “You’re born a certain way, but you don’t gotta die like that.”
All eyes were on the rising rapper as he held court on Fairfax Avenue, smoking a joint in front of Diamond Supply Co., where he celebrated his collaboration with the streetwear and skateboard label on Thursday evening.
Inside the shop, “born broke, die diamond” read the $ 36 T-shirts hanging
You won’t find much about Kendrick and his high school sweetheart (they attended Centennial High School in Compton) turned wife to be, and that’s all good.
With that said, details are scarce beyond the make-up artist the delivering of a healthy baby girl, per US Weekly. Keeoing things super private, there wasn’t even a formal announcement that she was pregnant. The couple did attend the 2016 Grammy Awards together, though.
Congratulations to Kendrick Lamar and Whitney Alford.
STREET-INSPIRED FASHION: The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is planning the first museum exhibition for the late pioneering American designer Willi Smith.
Scheduled to open in March at the Upper East Side cultural institution, “Willi Smith: Street Couture” will showcase an array of streetwear from the fashion label WilliWear. After launching the company in 1976 with his partner Laurie Mallet, Smith dove into the realm of collaborating through partnerships with artists, designers and performers. In doing so, the aim was to erode social, cultural and economic boundaries. In 1980, for example, his models danced, pranced and glided down the runway to the music of a jazz quartet of the airy Alvin Ailey Dance Center.
When the exhibition is unveiled on March 13, it will include 200-plus works by Smith and collaborators such as Juan Downey, Dan Friedman, Keith Haring, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Les Levine, Dianne McIntyre, Nam June Paik and SITE. Visitors to the Cooper Hewitt will find a number of pieces that have not been shown publicly in more than 30 years. The exhibition will run through Oct. 25.
“Street Couture” takes its name from Smith’s most iconic collection, which was presented in 1983. At that time, the designer
The British singer-songwriter, on a break from his farewell world tour, welcomed celebrities to a villa in Cap D’Antibes for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Midsummer Gala. Rough cut – no reporter narration.
Back in May, Activision/Infinity Ward announced they were bringing back the OG, Call of Duty: Modern Warfarebut a newer version of it. Today (July 18) we get our first glimpse at the forthcoming games new 2v2 “Gunfight” mode ahead of the August 1 Multiplayer Universe reveal event.
The return of the single-player campaign won’t be the only thing fans will be excited about. COD’s multiplayer is what has taken the game to astronomical heights, making it a worldwide phenomenon. In the 3:20 video, we get a glimpse of the “quick-action, close-quarters duo-based combat that is a blast to play and to watch.” The new game mode is described as only “fraction” of what’s coming to the rebooted Modern Warfare’s Multiplayer Universe.
Source: Activision / Infinity Ward
Per Activision/Infinity Ward:
As players enlist in the heart-racing Modern Warfare story, multiplayer continues the experience as players head online into the ultimate playground for the global balance of power. Featuring unified progression across modes, Modern Warfare seeks to unite the community with plans to support cross-play across platforms and the removal of the traditional season pass in order to deliver a greater mix of more free maps, content and community events post-launch.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare already impresses ahead of its global October 25 release earning “Best Online Multiplayer” honors from the Game Critics Awards Best of E3 2019. If this is just a sample size of what to expect from the game’s multiplayer universe, we don’t doubt we will be blown away during the reveal event.
Be sure to tune in to Call of Duty’s Twitch channel on August 1 to see what the folks at Activision/Infinity Ward have been cooking up. For now, feast your eyes on the fast pace “Gunfight” gameplay presented in glorious below.
Here it is!!! The first look at Anthony Davis head-to-toe in his new threads … and it’s probably bringing a tear to LeBron James’ eye. The NBA superstar threw on his #3 Lakers jersey and shorts for the first time on Wednesday for some promo for…