GOOD SPORTS: The British label Vin + Omi has another eco-minded collection in the pipeline. For fall 2020 the designers have allied themselves with Team GB Olympians and are whipping the athletes’ unused clothing and equipment from sponsors into runway-ready punk pieces.
Omi described the fall 2020 show, which takes place at The Savoy hotel on Feb. 14, as its “largest, most recycled” yet. Team GB sailor Hannah Mills and fencer James Honeybone, who walked in Vin + Omi’s spring/summer 2020 show, contributed their unused pieces.
“We utilized every single bit of a fencing kit — from the blades, to the sabre, to the masks. Everything was chucked into” an entire look, said Omi.
Other highlights include a coat that was made by hand from a sail, as well as a jacket sporting all the Team GB sponsors’ logos jumbled together.
“The pieces are designed to be slightly unwearable to show the awkwardness of the sport being bastardized by advertising,” Omi added. “It’s amazing to see how much branding one sport has at one event.”
For 16 years, the London-based designers have been attempting to push the limit of sustainable clothing production and have dressed celebrities including Beyoncé and Michelle Obama. They also work with private
Serena Williams is continuing her mission of women’s equality with a new job title.
The tennis champ is Secret Deodorant’s newest brand ambassador, teaming with the P&G-owned brand to promote gender equality in sports.
“[Secret] has a history of supporting women’s issues and fighting for women’s equality,” Williams said in an interview with WWD, ahead of the announcement on Tuesday. “That’s what I do. I fight for equality and I’m vocal about gender bias. It only makes sense for me to join in this charge with Secret.”
Together, Secret and Williams will be conducting a study on gender inequality in sports to see how gender bias plays out for athletes ranging from high school players to professional sports leagues. The brand will then donate $ 1 million to organizations that address these issues.
The partnership is a natural one for Williams, who has routinely been outspoken on gender-inequality issues throughout her career. Williams most recently spoke on her activism at a press conference on July 13 after she competed in Wimbledon, stating: “The day I stop fighting for equality and for people that look like you and me will be the day I’m in my grave.”
She’s also used fashion as a way to communicate her
Lizzo teaming up with Harry Styles is the collab that had to happen in 2020, and when it finally did — to exactly NO ONE’s surprise — everyone went berserk!!! The awesome tag team went down Thursday night for SiriusXM and Pandora’s Opening Drive…
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Steve Harvey and the Miss Universe crew might be trying to dodge blame for the Best Costume blunder, but Miss Malaysia’s team is here to put it right back in their corner. Elaine Daly — the National Director of the Miss Malaysia org — tells TMZ…
Paul George continues to reverse the old narrative that he isn’t clutch — this time against his former team — as the All-Star swingman buried a go-ahead 3 with 25.9 seconds remaining to help the Clippers take down the Thunder on Monday. www.espn.com – NBA
Kodak Black was just slapped with 46 more months in the joint after pleading guilty in his federal gun case, despite pleas of leniency. Given the recent dustup with prison security in October, Black probably made it worse on himself but his team claims that he was drugged with a chemical that made him act out.
We’re told surveillance video shows Kodak drinking a cup of coffee about 20 minutes before the fight broke out … and his reps believe Kodak’s coffee was spiked with a chemical substance intended to make him lose control.
Our sources say an agent from the FBI testified Wednesday that witnesses said Kodak appeared to be under the influence during the brawl.
As for the fight itself … we’re told Kodak got into it with another inmate, and a corrections officer sprayed KB with mace. Our sources say it took several prison guards to restrain Kodak, who displayed incredible strength after allegedly being drugged.
Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Emery Nelson tells us a staff member was physically assaulted during the fight and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Black’s attorney said he’s looking into the drugging allegations but little else is known at the time.
Head coach Mike Malone went off on the Nuggets’ “embarrassing” effort in a 122-107 loss to the Pelicans on Thursday night and challenged his players to do more than talk about being a title contender. “Don’t tell me about it, show me,” he said. www.espn.com – TOP
When a young US soldier in Afghanistan witnesses other recruits killing civilians under the direction of a sadistic sergeant, he begins to fear that the men he's serving with might be the ones to kill him.
“It felt a little bit like what I imagine sending your kid off to college feels like,” says Kristen Bell about wrapping up “The Good Place,” currently in its fourth and final season on NBC. “It’s a good and bad feeling.”
Doc Rivers says Kawhi Leonard was provided a list of players including Paul George in their free agency meeting, “which was a mistake. … We did know that Oklahoma City wanted to break their team up, so that helped.” www.espn.com – NBA
Doc Rivers says Kawhi Leonard was provided a list of players including Paul George in their free agency meeting, “which was a mistake. … We did know that Oklahoma City wanted to break their team up, so that helped.” www.espn.com – NBA
The Rugby World Cup begins on Sept. 20, and New Zealand’s national rugby team, the All Blacks, are looking to capture its third straight World Cup victory after winning the tournament in 2011 and 2015. In honor of the team’s quest for the cup, luxury watchmaker Tudor has released a new timepiece, the limited-edition Black Bay Chrono Dark. Just 1,181 examples will be produced—a reference to the number of players who have donned an All Blacks uniform—and they’re on sale for $ 5,925 starting today.
The watch is part of Tudor’s global partnership with the All Blacks, who are ambassadors for the brand. And like the players it represents, this watch is built to be extra tough. It’s powered by a COSC-certified movement and features a 41mm matte black steel case, a steel bezel in matte black, a matte black bracelet and clasp, and an anodized aluminum bezel disc with a tachymetric scale. The case, bezel, bracelet, and clasp all get their matte black color through a process called Physical Vapor Deposition, or PVD, where metals are vaporized and then used to coat the surface of the watch—unlike painting, the resulting finish won’t chip.
On the face, it includes features like a chronograph 45-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position and an instant date at 6 o’clock. In addition, it’s waterproof up to 660 feet, so you don’t have to worry about swimming with it.
Rest assured, this watch can definitely handle the bumps and splashes of everyday wear—it’s made for rugby players, after all. Star player Beauden Barrett, who was named the best rugby player in the world in 2016 and 2017, has already reserved watch number 1115.
In other words, if you pick up one of these handsome timepieces, you’ll be in good company.
Tudor is the official timekeeper of the Rugby World Cup, and it’s also supplying all of the referees with traditional Black Bay Chrono watches. If you prefer the classic steel color, pictured above, that model is also available now for $ 5,100.
Whichever one you choose, you’ll get a rugged and stylish timepiece with a bit of rugby history built right in.
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Michael Keaton leads an all-star cast of Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle and Stephen Furst in this zany, high-energy comedy about four mental patients who get separated from their therapist on the way to a baseball game. Now it’s up to Billy (Keaton), a pathological liar; Henry (Lloyd), an obsessive neat freak; Jack (Boyle), an ad exec with a messiah complex; and Albert (Furst), a reclusive coach potato, to save their missing doctor and lead the real maniacs to justice in this hilarious, unexpected adventure.
After a rained-out beginning, Pharrell’s inaugural Something in the Water festival bombarded the Virginia Beach boardwalk with nonstop sets — including an all-star assembly to close out the night. Here’s what happened. News
LONDON – British men’s wear brand Ben Sherman has signed a multi-year agreement as an official supporter of Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, and beyond. An announcement is expected Monday.
The clothing brand, known for its slim-fitting silhouettes, will create exclusive looks to be worn by the British athletes during the official opening ceremony. It will also create an additional Olympic capsule collection for retail in May 2020. Proceeds from the sales will support British Olympians.
Mark Williams, creative director of Ben Sherman said: “The design elements will hold true to the spirit of the Olympics and Great Britain. We want the athletes to feel an immense sense of achievement and unity while representing the nation during the opening ceremony.”
Cory M. Baker, chief operating officer at Marquee Brands, parent of Ben Sherman, said: “It’s a time to come together with pride and root for the athletes and icons that represent each country. The heritage of Ben Sherman embodies the spirit of the U.K. and gives us the opportunity to celebrate Team GB with amazing designs and fashion pieces.”
Tim Ellerton, British Olympic Association commercial director said, “We are already excited about the designs they have in mind.”
This is the second time
Nike is getting artistic for Earth Day thanks to a collaboration with artist Steven Harrington.
The sports giant teamed with the Los Angeles-based painter to create a capsule collection intended to inspire love for the planet. Harrington is best known for his colorful California-inspired psychedelic pop works that often include dog and palm tree characters, an aesthetic he transferred to three Nike footwear models.
The Nike Flyleather by Steven Harrington collection includes an Air Force 1, a Blazer and a Cortez, each of which were created using Nike Flyleather, a proprietary sustainable material that uses at least 50 percent recycled leather.
Harrington said Nike reached out to him about a year ago to see if he’d be interested in working on the project, “and when it hit my desk, I was so excited,” he said. “I’m such a fan of the brand and the topic itself.”
Although he has worked with Nike in the past, the “different scope” of this project, and its overriding message about sustainability really hit home.
Harrington admitted that translating his art to footwear required a different mind-set. “In the initial concepting and talking with the designers within Nike,” he said, “I took the notion of footwear completely out of my
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BRANCHING OUT: Gentle Monster, the buzzy South Korean label known for futuristic, high-end eyewear and peculiar retail concepts — a London store features kung fu-fighting aliens — has teamed with Huawei for connected eyewear set to launch this summer.
The new accessory was introduced at the tail end of a splashy smartphone launch by the Chinese tech giant in Paris on Tuesday, which was mostly focused on the power of the phone’s camera, but also included a power bank, ear buds and a new triathlon mode for its smart watches. The eyewear was introduced as “one more stylish thing.”
“You can pick up a phone call when your phone is in your pocket or your bag,” said Richard Yu, chief executive officer of the Chinese tech giant’s consumer business group, strolling across a stage in front of a colossal screen. “It’s a new fusion of fashion and technologies,” he added.
Hankook Kim, the soft-spoken cofounder and ceo of Gentle Monster, also took to the stage, explaining that the label’s 18 stores are different — each with an individual and elaborate theme, built by in-house design teams — and showing images of futuristic eyewear.
“At the same time, we can make normal sunglasses,” he added.
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Donna Karan has teamed with Mashonda Tifrere’s nonprofit Art Lead Her to put on an all-women exhibit called “King Woman” at Karan’s store and community space Urban Zen.
Pieces from Reisha Perlmutter, Delphine Diallo, Swoon and 12 other emerging and midcareer artists lined the walls of Urban Zen during a recent visit. Tifrere, dressed all in black just like Karan, pointed out one piece that especially moved her by Perlmutter. It’s a painting of a woman with vitiligo, her face peering above a pool of water in which her body’s submerged. Her hair is wet and slicked back.
“Reisha wanted to portray the woman in the portrait as strong and beautiful in her own skin,” Tifrere said. “On opening night, the woman came, and when she saw her picture hanging on the wall, she started bawling.”
There are individual stories like this one behind most of the pieces included in “King Woman”; Tifrere, who curated the showing, said it was imperative to forge relationships with the artists after selecting them to be part of the exhibition. She added she’d found all of them by looking around on Google and Instagram, then meeting them in person at art fairs.
Joycelyn Savage will finally be reunited with her family, and R. Kelly’s team is actually making it happen. The Savages’ family attorney, Gerald Griggs, tells TMZ … a new member of R. Kelly’s team, who the family had not spoken to…
Starting Monday, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is teaming with the New York City Department of Sanitation and NYC Economic Development Corp. for a citywide social media campaign titled #WearNext in order to reduce the amount of clothing being dumped in landfills.
An online map created by the NYC Department of Sanitation will guide people to more than 1,100 locations across the city where they can take clothes they no longer wear. Participating stores and other locations across the city will act as drop-off points.
The campaign, which runs through June 12, also encourages consumers to find ways to repair, reuse, resell or swap old clothing, and invites participants to share their stories on social media using the #WearNext hashtag.
Every year, New York City dumps 200 million pounds of clothing in landfills. Globally, 73 percent of the materials used to produce clothing are landfilled or burned at the end of their life, while less than 1 percent of old clothing goes on to be used to make new clothing.
Make Fashion Circular is an initiative of U.K. charity The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and is leading international efforts to establish a circular economy for fashion.
The effort has been initiated by such brands as ASOS, Athleta,
Diane von Furstenberg and mixed-media artist Ashley Longshore are collaborating on a curated art collection of extraordinary women for International Women’s Month.
After meeting Longshore over tea in London in December, von Furstenberg had the idea to put together a collection of Longshore’s art. She gave Longshore a list of women who have inspired her through their energy and achievements.
“I was immediately impressed by Ashley’s contagious enthusiasm and vibrant talent,” said von Furstenberg. “I knew she was a ‘Woman in Charge,’ and I felt she would be perfect to curate our next inspiration room especially with International Women’s Month approaching. The collaboration felt seamless.”
Longshore, who is based in New Orleans, painted a collection of 37 portraits of such women as Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Jackie Kennedy, Cleopatra, Marlene Dietrich, Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Taylor, Maya Angelou, Whitney Wolfe Herd and Rosa Parks, some wearing von Furstenberg’s most iconic prints and designs. The curated art collection will be unveiled Thursday during von Furstenberg’s International Women’s Day activities and will live in the flagship at 874 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District through May. The artwork will also be available for purchase.
Asked how she decided on the women, von Furstenberg said, “I
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Italian luxury accessories brand Borbonese is launching a project in collaboration with several international schools aimed at expanding its horizons and dialoguing with the new generation of creative minds in order to reach a younger audience.
Called Officina Borbonese, the project kicks off this month in a partnership with Milanese fashion school Istituto Marangoni. About 70 students from the master’s programs in Fashion & Luxury Brand Management and Fashion Start Up will be selected to study and analyze the Borbonese brand and will be asked to pitch new ideas in terms of style, traditional and digital communication, as well as marketing strategies focused on both European and international markets, such as India, China and Korea.
“Officina Borbonese was born to find a contemporary way to communicate the brand’s core values,” said Borbonese chief executive officer Alessandro Pescara. “We would like Officina Borbonese to be a laboratory of both creative ideas and product research. We have in mind a sort of Desk Design Thinking, a space dedicated to creativity, which brings new interpretations of our iconic products, but also new forms of communication, an exchange between the company and the school, getting the world of production and creative imagination closer.”
In particular, Pescara highlighted
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Tracy Anderson has partnered with Lingua Franca, the sustainably sourced, fair trade luxury cashmere brand, on a collaboration.
The three-piece collection reflects Anderson’s approach to fitness and healthy living, with hand-stitched embroidered sayings such as “You Are How You Move,” “Create Balance” and “Lifegiving.”
“Each sweater represents a message that I personally follow, and have instilled in my clients for years,” said Anderson, founder and creator of the Tracy Anderson Method. “I am so excited to be partnering with Lingua Franca, a socially progressive brand that I have admired since its inception, and bringing these stylish, health conscious and celebratory pieces to women everywhere.”
The sweaters, which retail for $ 380, will be available for a limited time at Tracy Anderson studio locations in New York and Los Angeles and at tracyanderson.com. The colors are smoke, cream and sea foam. This is a one-time collaboration.
The “Create Balance” sweater.
Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, founder of Lingua Franca, said a close friend of hers took her to her first Tracy Anderson class last year and she felt its effects immediately. “Since then I have been a devotee of the Tracy Anderson Method workouts, especially the live-streaming ones, which I do from home. As a busy mother of two
Tekashi 6ix9ineis still behind bars but if recent announcements made by his legal team are true, that soon could change. The troubled rapper’s attorney says their side is putting together a seven-figure bail package that will give 69 homebound freedom until his trial.
The rapper’s lawyer, Lance Lazarro, tells TMZ … he’s putting a bail package together for the rapper in hopes of getting him sprung from the federal prison facility where he’s being held, so he can enjoy some freedom until his trial begins in September.
We’re told the plan is to ask the court to set 69’s bail at $ 1.5 million, and Lazarro will also make the case that Tekashi’s not a danger to the community … nor is he a flight risk.
6ix9ine’s lawyer says he wants to file the motion before his next scheduled court appearance in late January. If the judge rules in his favor and grants bail, the rapper can await trial from the comfort of his own home once he posts the $ 1.5 mil.
Lazzaro has been on record saying that the artist born Daniel Hernandez will not accept a plea deal and intends to take the racketeering case to trial.
It was an invitation the Paradise High School football team was all too ready to accept — a chance to spend the evening with the Niners after the Camp Fire ripped through their town late last week. www.espn.com – NFL
Several arts-related shows and exhibitions are cropping up in fashion-friendly places.
As part of an ongoing effort to showcase artistic programs, Spring Place will be staging “Infoxication” Monday night.
The 50-minute multidisciplinary performance will feature art, music, dance and technology. The theme is technology’s presence in our lives. Infoxication is the latest arts-related collaboration at Spring, with the American Ballet Theatre and the Water Miller Center being others. Monday’s will be the first full production, and the largest one to date, with more than 20 collaborators, according to Spring Place’s art director, Roya Sachs. The full immersive experience includes product support from Google — Pixelbooks and Pixel phones. “It’s definitely in the vein of trying to create these more impactful and interactive programming and performances,” Sachs said.
The four-part experience is meant to take audience members on a visual, physical and mental journey. Ticket holders will learn the story of “waking, working, wanting and withdrawing.”
Collaborators include choreographer Dusan Tynek, a world premier composition by Danielle Eva Schwob, live body art by Heather Hansen, and performances by PubliQuartet and cellist Inbal Segev. Schwob said Friday, “Our goal has been to provide an even-sided take on people’s daily lives. It’s very easy to talk about
‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ actor says ‘Frozen”s strong female character would have serious words with ‘The Little Mermaid”s Ariel about saving herself, not relying on a man. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
The flurry of Los Angeles store openings continues at Palisades Village, the latest being A.L.C., the contemporary brand founded by former stylist Andrea Lieberman in 2008. Lieberman teamed with her former assistant and current super stylist Petra Flannery to host a small dinner at The Draycott on Thursday for her close friends Liz Friedlander, Jennifer Meyer, Erin Foster plus stylists Karla Welch, Erica Cloud and Annabelle Harron. Draycott owner Marissa Hermer was also in the mix, as was actress Olivia Hamilton.
“A small gathering is more my speed,” said Lieberman, a Westside resident. “I admire all these women so much and am so thankful for their support all these years.” Flannery has similar praise for her old boss and good friend. “I’ve learned so much from her, and how she puts her brains into her business. Andrea is proof that you can do it all — family, work, friends.”
Andrea Lieberman and Erin Foster
She’s certainly come a long way since she opened her first shop in New York’s SoHo, Culture & Reality. That was inspired by the two years she spent living in Africa post-Parsons, and Lieberman said she still treasures a trunk of old merchandise that her father saved from
Ranging in colors, styles, and multiple collections, the New Era hats have uniquely-designed patches on the caps inspired by the state/city of the teams, along with the official logo patch for each team on the front.
The four different collections in the series include: the Team Color, Olive Green, Black, and 2Tone styles.
“Players and fans look for style, personality and unique details in their headwear, and the New Era NBA Authentics: 2018 Tip Off Series delivers on all of those desires,” said John Connors, Director of Arena Sports for New Era Cap in a press release. “We’re on the cusp of another exhilarating NBA season and now fans have the right gear to rep their city in style.”
Team Color Collection: This collection of monotone caps features the team’s primary color and logo. Available in the 9FIFTY, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY, 59FIFTY, 9TWENTY, 39THIRTY, 29TWENTY and Knit silhouettes. Olive Green Collection: This collection showcases the team’s logo on an Army green cap. Available in the 9FIFTY, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY, 59FIFTY, 9TWENTY, and Knit silhouettes. Black Collection: This collection capitalizes on the current black-out trend, featuring a black logo on a black cap. Available in the 9FIFTY, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY, 59FIFTY, 9TWENTY, and Knit silhouettes. 2Tone Collection: This collection combines the team’s color scheme to create a two-tone cap featuring the franchise’s logo. Available in the 9FIFTY, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY, 59FIFTY, and 9TWENTY silhouettes.
The New Era NBA Authentics: 2018 Tip Off Series are available for men, women, and kids at the New Era website, and at many sporting goods and headwear retailers. Retail prices range from $ 24-$ 32 USD. Check out the full collection at the New Era website.
Here’s a look at some of the New Era NBA Authentics: 2018 Tip Off Series styles:
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SHADY BUSINESS: It’s The Row and Oliver Peoples round deux.
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen’s sportswear brand has teamed with the luxury eyewear label on a follow-up range of sunglasses. Their first collection was released in 2015.
Both brands declined to comment on the designs, but provided a mood to speak for their aesthetic inclinations instead. The mix of pictures features Bob Dylan, Naomi Campbell and a heavy serving of the Nineties’ foremost icy blonde, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. A publicist for Calvin Klein during the brand’s Kate Moss era, Bessette-Kennedy’s minimalist style was often punctuated with small, ovular sunglasses.
This seems the tipping point for the four-style collection of smaller-scale frames. There are two riffs on aviator styles made of wire, while acetate frames come in a sleek Wayfarer style and a mod rectangular shape. The collection is priced from $ 455 to $ 645 and will be released in Oliver Peoples stores this week.
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BlANCAS INVESTIGATION AND ANGELA’S JIMENEZ CONNECTION
Officer Blanca Rodriguez continues to put the pressure on Angela as she discovers more connections between Ray Ray and Raina’s murders. Her investigation brings her to a Detective Leary who reveals Tariq’s inconsistent account of what happened that night. Everywhere Blanca turns, Angela is involved. Angela knows it’s only a matter of time before Blanca discovers the truth, so after meeting with Tasha to devise a game plan, she figures out a temporary solution. Angela sends Donovan to transfer all information regarding Raymond Jones to federal custody and away from Blanca’s jurisdiction. If Blanca wants to solve this case and discover Angela’s true motives, she’ll have to go about it another way.
Meanwhile, Angela has a major breakthrough in the Jimenez investigation. She discovers that Alicia Jimenez isn’t Diego’s lover, but his sister and the other command of the Jimenez cartel. She also has a new love interest in Steve Tampio from D.C. Angela hasn’t faired well with work romance before so I expect this to go extremely well…
DRE AND DIEGO CREATE A NEW ORG CHART
Dre holds a meeting with the organization to officially install Arturo as the new Toros Locos leader. Diego is there to witness the meeting and questions whether Lorenzo’s supporters will acknowledge this new regime. Arturo invites Diego to see how discipline is applied to the group. Dre cautions against it but Diego isn’t hearing it. The Jimenez don’t really give two f*cks about law enforcement, tact, or anything else. 2-Bit and Spanky are tight because Dre allowed Arturo to take the credit for the Lorenzo hit.
Diego watches as Arturo kills the traitors in the Toros Locos but continues to wonder how Arturo knew about Lorenzo’s coup. Diego then tells Dre he’s making Cristobal number two in order to keep the Toros in check. Diego also delivers Dre an ominous message to stay away from his sister or else. Wandering eyes will be cut out and fed to whoever crosses the boss!
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POLITICS AS USUAL BETWEEN TATE AND GHOST
Councilman Tate and Ghost move into the next phase of the Queens project, as they woo potential investors. Linda (played by Garcelle Beauvais) seems unimpressed with their project and the competing visions between Ghost and Tate. Ghost decides to take the initiative and meet with Linda to persuade her to reconsider investing. With a little wine, and a lot of sex, Ghost seems to have the advantage…until he reconvenes with Tate to hear the harsh truth.
Tate reveals Linda’s advances were a test of Ghosts’s professionalism, and he failed. Tate isn’t going to be Ghost’s pimp, but Ghost berates the Councilman for exploiting his family through ambush press conferences and photo ops at funerals. They decide to calm hostilities between one another and handle business however they need to in order for the Center to be built.
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Jack Carlson, the archaeologist and founder of the young menswear line Rowing Blazers, has been wearing rugby shirts since he was a kid. And while his label turns out no shortage of its namesake preppy jackets, rugby shirts have been a big part of his offering since day one.
Filson has been turning out durable outdoor gear for over 120 years. And though Danner hasnât been around as long (theyâre a spring chicken by comparison, at just 85 years old), the Portland-based footwear maker has built up a similarly high reputation for manufacturing great boots. To hear that the two were teaming up for a collaboration meant a guarantee of hardcore, long-lasting quality â and thatâs exactly what youâll get with their new Grouse Hunting Boot.
A joint charity effort launched with the involvement of the Wu-Tang Clanand StockX will give nine lucky fans a chance to win some exclusive items directly from the Shaolin swordsmen. The C.R.E.A.M. (Charity Rules Everything Around Me) campaign kicked off Tuesday and runs until this Friday.
StockX, which bills itself as the “world’s first online stock market of things,” crafted this clever initial public offering campaign with proceeds directly benefiting the Wu-Tang Foundation. With a donation of just $ 10 dollars, fans gain an entry to win an assortment of items that were either previously owned or exclusively provided to StockX to bolster the campaign.
Among some of the prizes are Raekwon’s signed Polo Ralph Lauren Snow Beach hat and poncho that he wore in the “Can It Be All So Simple’ video. Method Man also has a signed pair of his adidas mid-level sneaker collaboration with Def Jam on the docket. And Ghostface Killa’s Wu-Wear hoodie, and Cherchez La Ghost hoodie, both signed, up are for grabs.
“Working with StockX makes perfect sense because they have been doing great work in the celebrity charity space for a while,” Oliver “Power” Grant, Co-Director, Wu-Tang Foundation, said via a press statement “A joint venture like this has the potential to positively expand the foundation’s efforts and reach in communities.”
To learn more about the Wu-Tang Clan and StockX C.R.E.A.M. fundraising collaboration, click here. Hit the flip for images of the IPO’s prizes.