Google sign language AI turns hand gestures into speech

The tech giant is sharing its hand-tracking software to allow others to develop translation apps.
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Listen: ‘Pennyworth’ Executive Producer Talks Delving into Alfred’s Backstory

Bruno Heller may have served as an executive producer on the Batman-inspired series “Gotham” for the past five years, but it’s actually real-life people (not superheroes) that intrigue the producer the most. It’s for that exact reason that Heller’s newest series finds him exploring the origin stories of Batman’s butler Alfred in the Epix drama […]

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How a fan’s viral video turned Aaron Boone’s Yankees into ‘savages’

It’s all over social media and on T-shirts worn by players and sold in the team store. So why did the skipper’s rant turn into a rallying cry? You can thank a guy called Jomboy.
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Spelunky 2 Most Likely Delayed Into 2020

Spelunky 2 developer/creator Derek Yu of Mossmouth has stated he “doesn’t think we’re going to release Spelunky 2 this year,” as the “density and detail of the game is demanding more time.”

Yu further explained the decision on Twitter, saying “development is still going well and we’re not far off target,” but Spelunky 2 just needs more time to live up to the much beloved original.

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Nick Graham Expands Into Sportswear, Swimwear

Nick Graham is creating a collection.
The designer and founder of the Joe Boxer brand will introduce sportswear and swimwear under the Nick Graham label for spring 2020 at the Project show in Las Vegas next week.
The sportswear collection is being called “Happy America” and is inspired by Fifties Miami Beach with a healthy dose of Graham’s signature ironic sense of humor. Rayon shirts, for example, are offered in pastel colors and feature prints such as a parrot smoking a pipe and wearing fedora and toucans with headphones and a flamingo with a large dollar sign.
“They’re not so subtle, but then I’ve never been subtle,” the designer said with a laugh.
He said he was inspired by a time when America “was simpler and not so complicated. I was looking at some imagery from that era, and the style seemed to match the optimism of the day. I wanted to try to capture that feeling.”
The collection includes unstructured sport coats, slim five-pocket jeans and chinos in stretch twill and multicolor cotton polos. The swimwear is offered in a variety of conversational prints that coordinate with the rayon shirts to create a cabana set look. Printed baseball caps and fedoras with novelty headbands

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Disney Is Turning ‘The Little Mermaid’ Into a Fragrance

“The Little Mermaid” is getting her own fragrance.
On the heels of the live-action remake of Disney’s “The Lion King,” attention now is turning to another beloved Disney film, “The Little Mermaid.” The 30-year-old animated movie is getting two live-action reboots, one starring musician and actress Halle Bailey — who with sister Chloe perform under the moniker Chloe x Halle — as the titular character. The second is a live-action musical with “Moana” actress Auli’I Cravalho, Queen Latifah and Shaggy to air Nov. 5 on ABC.

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In anticipation of both reboots, Disney has teamed up with indie beauty brand DefineMe to collaborate on a series of fragrances that take inspiration from Disney princesses, the first being Ariel. The fragrance features a beach-y scent, blended with ingredients like neroli, bergamot, jasmine and lilac. The bottle takes inspiration straight from Ariel, designed to resemble the character’s green mermaid tail and finished with a shell-like top.

The fragrance, which will retail for $ 88 for a 75-ml. bottle and $ 28 for a 9-ml. bottle, will be revealed at Beautycon in

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Plane ‘carrying Pink’s crew’ bursts into flames after crash-landing

Singer Pink’s crew and manager have been involved in an aircraft emergency after the small plane they were in crash-landed and burst into flames, reports say.
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Team USA faces big questions heading into camp

What’s going on with Team USA? We ask whether the Americans can win the World Cup with their roster and other questions in an FAQ heading into training camp.
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Uber’s hopes go into reverse in new TfL battle for London licence

Uber Technologies is facing an uphill struggle to secure a long-term licence from London’s transport regulator little more than a year after it was forced to go to court to overturn an outright ban.
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Sixties Model and Muse Peggy Moffitt Venturing Into Licensing

Sixties-era model and muse Peggy Moffitt, known for her distinctive five-point Vidal Sassoon haircut, harlequin eye makeup and for her collaboration with the late L.A. designer Rudi Gernreich, is poised to become her own brand.

Sage Licensing has revealed the development of a licensing program in fashion apparel and accessories based on the famed model, who made waves when she posed in Gernreich’s topless monokini in 1964. The deal is being spearheaded by the group’s president Bruce Giuliano, who has worked with Hello Kitty and Paul Frank, among other creative properties.

A native of Los Angeles, Moffitt studied acting, which led to roles in “Blow-up” and other films, and dance, which influenced her taste in clothing and her balletic style of modeling — and caught the eye of Gernreich, known for his avant-garde, body-con style. Her late husband, photographer William Claxton, also contributed to her legacy with his iconic Sixties images of the model.

Moffitt, 79, who lives in the Hollywood Hills, has been ill in recent months, and has not appeared publicly. The new brand-licensing program coincides with her archival images and clothing being showcased in the “Rudi Gernreich: Fearless Fashion” exhibition on view at L.A.’s Skirball Cultural Center. Open categories for licensing

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Dolphins fire O-line coach one week into camp

The Dolphins fired offensive line coach Pat Flaherty on Monday with Dave DeGuglielmo replacing him in the role.
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Dyne Expands Into Eyewear, Working With Fila

Christopher Bevans continues to spread his wings.
The founder and designer of Dyne used his skills working with technical fabrics that he applied to interesting sports-inspired silhouettes as well as complementary products such as eyewear, socks and bags.

In his spring presentation in New York earlier this week, Bevans offered a tight collection of T-shirts, anoraks, track pants and sweats all updated through the use of creative fabrics.

Case in point was a technical T-shirt created through a sublimation technique with a graphic design that Bevans said was “inspired by geometry and motion” and a pattern informed by tropical birds. A hooded anorak and lightweight pants with a drawstring waist sported the same pattern.

Bevans also showcased a fabric innovation he discovered in Taiwan that used recycled paper for short-sleeve shirts. 

The spring collection, called “Colour Theory,” included baby French terry sweatshirts and a raincoat in a reflective camouflage pattern.

Bevans revealed he’s now working with Fila on a special capsule using wool — the designer is a Woolmark Award winner — and has also jumped into the eyewear market. His line of glasses had acetate or metal frames, some with snap-on lenses. The glasses will retail for $ 220 to $ 325 and will ship in a

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Grand Theft Auto’s Diamond Casino lets cash be turned into chips

Players can convert real money into in-game gambling chips, but not vice-versa.
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John Oliver: ‘Yes, Beyonce was photoshopped into Lion King photo’

Posing for a photograph next to Beyonce is always going to be a nerve-wracking experience.
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NHL Power Rankings: Rating every team heading into 2019-20

Who are the league’s top contenders for next season? We take stock of every club in our midsummer rundown, including their 2020 Stanley Cup odds.
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Paradigm Agency Formally Absorbs London’s CODA Into the Fold

After five years of working together, London’s CODA Agency has formally become a part of Paradigm and will continue under its U.S. partner’s banner. The London office of what is now a fully integrated Paradigm will continue to be led by Alex Hardee, Tom Schroeder, James Whitting and Dave Hallybone. In a statement otherwise laden […]

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Cari Watterton gives her tips on how to get into the games industry

Young developer Cari Watterton, who works for a games firm located in Dundee, offers her tips for getting into the business
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Six new Hall of Famers? Here’s why each is getting into Cooperstown

Rivera, Halladay, Mussina, Martinez, Smith, Baines: From the first unanimous selection to the latest controversial Cooperstown call, here’s why each of these guys is worthy of the Hall.
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Former NFL players strive to break into coaching on ground floor

After finishing their careers, several former players are trying to prove themselves again, this time as entry-level assistant coaches.
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Michael Kors Leans Into Chinese Valentine’s Day With New Ambassadors

BEIJING — It’s a tough act to follow a megastar like Yang Mi, the face of last year’s Michael Kors Chinese Valentine’s Day campaign. So for this year’s occasion, the brand tried a different tack — tapping not one but two famous faces: Gen Z actors Leo Wu and Lareina Song.
It’s not the only thing about the campaign the brand has expanded. While last year was the first time Michael Kors produced a special capsule collection for the occasion — consisting of two purses — this year’s collection has grown to 30 items.
With a campaign shot by photographer Kai Z. Feng, the collection features graffiti scribbles on products spanning ready-to-wear, small leather goods, footwear and jewelry.

Qixi falls on Aug. 7 but in the lead up to that, Michael Kors will be throwing an event at its Chengdu Taikoo Li store on July 26 with the two stars.
Wu, who is in the middle of shooting “Cross Fire,” said he will likely spend actual Qixi working but shared there were plenty sweet moments to savor in life regardless.
“My fans really did many romantic things for me,” Wu said. “For example, on my birthdays, they would record videos consisted of all the work I

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‘I got carried away’: Cardi B appeals for wig thrown into Wireless crowd

Rapper Cardi B has appealed for the safe return of her wig after she flung it into the crowd at Wireless Festival in north London.
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Tommy Hilfiger to Pop Into Rockaway Beach on Saturday

Tommy Hilfiger is popping into Rockaway Beach this weekend.
In a move to focus on a personalized, hyperlocalized approach to shopping for the next-gen consumer, Hilfiger will have a pop-up at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., on Saturday, June 22.
This is part of Hilfiger’s larger retail strategy to plan short-term and long-term pop-up stores that meet the next-gen customers where they are.
The one-day pop-up will operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The activation will consist of a temporary beachside stand selling Tommy Hilfiger and Tommy Jeans product that lends itself to tie-dye customization. All items, except pool slides, will be dyeable and available pre-dyed with the option to dye on-site.
The offerings consist of women’s bodysuits retailing for $ 60 and bikini underwear for $ 20; men’s cotton low-rise trunks for $ 28, Ts for $ 30 and $ 40, unisex socks for $ 12, and slides for $ 35.
On-site photographers will take pictures of consumers at the event with Polaroid cameras and instantly deliver the photos to guests in TH branded packaging. Tie-dye designer Abbie De Castro from Smalls Studio will be on-site to create one-of-a-kind product from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 
 
 
 

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Slack's unique way of going public may be a look into the future: NYSE COO

Slack's unique way of going public may be a look into the future: NYSE COOWelcome to the public markets, Slack.



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Summer Trends Thrown Into the Shredder!

"What The Fashion" cohosts Morgan Stewart, Zuri Hall and Justin Martindale E!-bliterate the summer trends that need to die. Watch!
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Apple dissolves iTunes into new apps

The tech giant also unveiled new privacy measures at its developer conference in San Jose.
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Apple iPadOS is breathing new life into the iPad

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Two big questions heading into Raptors-Warriors Game 2

Where are the Warriors going to get their points? Kirk Goldsberry highlights the keys to Game 2.
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Dive Into These Summer Beach Reads

E-Comm: Summer Beach ReadsWe love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!.
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Woody Harrelson photo used in investigation into lookalike beer thief

First a ‘Ross from Friends’ lookalike was snapped carrying beers after allegedly stealing a wallet in Blackpool, now a Woody Harrleson lookalike in New York has been pictured also making off with beer.
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Psychic Medium John Edward Channels $5.5 Million Into Encino Mansion

Longtime television personality and psychic medium John Edward is most famous for his purported ability to communicate with the dead. But did he also foretell his recent good fortune in the high-end real estate market? Perhaps that shall remain a professional secret — at least for now. In any case, Edward (born John Edward Magee […]

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Bristol Studio Comes Into Its Own

LOS ANGELES — “It looks very basic,” Luke Tadashi said slowly, holding up a sample of a Bristol Studio black crewneck sweatshirt.
It does, but before he can get what sounds to be a qualifier in, the El Monte factory owner whose facility — where one might also see samples laying around from Vetements, Carbon38 or Soul Cycle — he’s standing beside cuts in. “It’s not simple. He’s lying,” she said playfully. She would know. Nearly everything Tadashi’s thrown at this factory has been far from typical, from the 25-oz. fabric so thick a hammer has to be used just to set the zipper, to the upward of 13 panel pieces for sweats (it’s normally seven, or four on cheaper versions).
“Nothing that we do is standard, Nothing we’re doing is based on existing fits. It has to be something from scratch,” Tadashi later said, while pulling a reversible hoodie over his head to model its fit from the factory floor. About a year-and-a-half ago, the brand stopped hiring fit models given Tadashi’s exacting standards for his label’s fits and proportions.
Today, Bristol Studio may perhaps be coming into its own. Aside from putting a halt on fit models, roughly a year ago

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The Rockets ran it back again, but keep running into the same issues

James Harden says the lack of a title won’t ultimately define his career. But as he gets sent home again by the Warriors, the hole in his résumé looms large.
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Kim Kardashian West welcomes ‘perfect’ son into the world

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and her musician husband Kanye West have welcomed their “perfect” fourth child into the world.
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No excuses for Marcus Mariota heading into make-or-break season

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Simon Shifts Into High Gear for Indy 500

With headquarters  in Indianapolis — the racing capital of the world — it’s no wonder that Simon Property Group developed a strong affinity for the sport. The 103th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26, has put the shopping center developer and operator into overdrive with a slate of racing-related initiatives at its Indianapolis-area properties.
At the Fashion Mall at Keystone on Wednesday Simon partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue to host a kickoff event for the big race. There was fashion, food and racing luminaries. Simon Pagenaud, the Team Penske driver and the 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion, and IndyCar drivers Ed Carpenter, Spencer Pigot and Kyle Kaiser were among those in attendance. WWD is owned by Penske Media Corp.
Guests at Saks sampled dishes prepared by local chefs. It was a preview of the cuisine that will be served at Rev, an event that attracts about 3,000 enthusiasts, including Indy car drivers and racing legends, raising money for the trauma and critical care programs at Indiana University Health Emergency Medical Center at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
To fuel interest in the race, Simon, the Speedway, NTT IndyCar Series and Rev have launched a contest, asking shoppers to dress in white

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Koral Delves Into Men’s With Equinox 

LOS ANGELES — Koral, the activewear brand backed by Seven For All Mankind cofounder Peter Koral, will enter the men’s space exclusively with Equinox before a broader rollout at retail.
The men’s line launches with more than 20 stockkeeping units, priced from $ 75 to $ 300 and utilizing many of the same performance fabrics seen in the women’s line, such as lightweight scuba. The men’s collection takes on a streetwear-inspired aesthetic and a color scheme of navy and taupe.
The official launch is April 30 in 19 Equinox stores for a six-month exclusive, in addition to Koral’s online shop. The collection will broaden for fall with a larger stockkeeping unit count distributed to more retailers.
“I would love if men’s could be just as big as the women’s business one day,” chief marketing officer and cofounder Marcelo Kugel said. “I think we can get a stronghold in the market and that’s why Equinox wanted to be our main partner on this because they see the opportunity for growth and then we’ve also been approached by Peloton, Barry’s Boot Camp and Net-a-porter with the launch of fall.”
Koral helped fund the business in the beginning, fueling about $ 8.5 million worth of working capital. The business has now been

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Men’s Brands Jump Into Sustainability Efforts

Like many things in men’s wear, it often takes a bit longer for a trend to take hold than it does in women’s wear. Sustainability has been no exception. But now, most men’s brands and retailers are all in.
While some men’s designers, such as Christopher Raeburn, were early adopters, others are just now jumping on board. According to Cara Smyth, vice president of Glasgow Caledonian New York College and founder of the Fair Fashion Center sustainability program, those in the outdoor industry were among the first to embrace the movement due to their ties to nature. But the movement has since spread to a variety of men’s wear brands.
“Many men’s brands are interested in sustainability as it provides operating efficiencies that reduce impacts and reflect the values of the brand to both consumers and even investors where applicable,” she said.
So whether it’s PVH’s goal to generate zero waste, or Perry Ellis’ new solar panel installation project at its distribution center in Seneca, S.C., companies big and small have gotten on board.
Here is a closer look at some of the brands leading the way in men’s wear.
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Car crashes into Taylor Swift’s mansion

A stolen car involved in a police chase has smashed into the gates of Taylor Swift’s mansion, police say. 
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Mytheresa Expands Into Men’s Wear, Taps Chris Kyvetos

LONDON — Munich-based retailer Mytheresa is adding men’s wear to its offer and bringing Sneakerboy founder Chris Kyvetos to be its new buying director of men’s wear.
Kyvetos, a serial entrepreneur who founded the Australian chain of concept showrooms selling high-end and mass market sneakers via iPad, will be tasked with building a new dedicated men’s wear team and developing the retailer’s market strategy for the category.
Kyvetos is also the buyer and franchise partner of Balenciaga in Australia and previously served as a consultant at Stylebop, another Munich-based e-commerce site. In addition to Sneakerboy, which Kyvetos has opened to resellers as of late and developed as a space where “kids sell shoes to each other,” he has also been planning the launch of his own sneaker line, Athletic Footwear, as well as the opening of a new China atelier that will champion ethical and transparent footwear manufacturing.
For Mytheresa, hiring Kyvetos and moving into men’s wear was the next step, following on from the strong growth of the company’s women’s wear business and expansion into kids’ wear last year. “Men’s wear will be a natural expansion for Mytheresa and represents a significant business opportunity going forward. We see a strong momentum for men’s

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Mad for it: Why Manchester has been transformed into NY

The streets of Manchester have been transformed into New York City as a Spider-Man spin-off is filmed in part of the city.
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Moore From L.A.: How Hollywood Turned the Apple Stage Into a Red Carpet

There was no actual red carpet, no flashbulb clicking press line. But Hollywood made its style known in Cupertino, Calif., on Monday, when Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and more took the stage to tout Apple’s new content strategy and streaming TV offerings.
Although Apple doesn’t have a specific dress code for its office or events, its late cofounder Steve Jobs is still the archetype of Silicon Valley fashion; his uniform of black turtleneck, jeans and sneakers still permeating the keynote stages of tech power nearly eight years after his death.
What was interesting on Monday was to see how Hollywood challenged that carefully dressed-down image, both on the Apple presentation stage and at the party the night before that had stars capturing candid snapshots and chatty social media posts that invited the public into the notoriously private, Norman Foster-designed Apple campus.
“In association with the misfits, rebels and troublemakers,” the opening film credits teased in the Steve Jobs Theater, setting the stage for the storytellers from down South who Apple is counting on to transform its hardware-based business model and help take it into a content-driven future.
Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook wore his 2019 version of Jobs’ tech uniform: gray jeans,

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Bach to the future: AI turns Google Doodle into clever melody maker

Google has celebrated legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach by creating the first-ever Doodle to be powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
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Spring Sandals to Slide Into

E-Comm: Spring Sandals to Slide IntoHaven’t you heard?
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Howard A. Rodman’s Book ‘The Great Eastern’ to Be Adapted Into Movie

Howard A. Rodman’s upcoming book will be getting the big-screen treatment. “The Great Eastern,” set to be published in early June by Melville House Books, has been acquired by Great Point Media — a London-based content and media company. Rodman, the former Writers Guild of America West president, will also write the screenplay for the […]

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Lakeshore Entertainment Shops Film Library, Eyes Expansion Into Television (EXCLUSIVE)

Lakeshore Entertainment has put its film library on the block as it seeks to expand its activities in television. The company quietly began shopping its 300-title library earlier this year. Moelis & Co. is handling the sale process. “Over the past 20 years, Lakeshore has built a top-tier 300-title motion picture library through production and […]

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Gap, Old Navy to Split Into Two Public Companies

Gap said it will separate the fast-growing Old Navy chain from its struggling flagship brand, creating two publicly traded companies.
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5 biggest questions heading into NFL free agency

Frank Schwab breaks down the most pressing questions around the NFL as free agency approaches.

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Salma Hayek Turns Fashion Week Into a Family Affair as Her Daughter Makes Rare Public Appearance

Salma Hayek, Gucci Show, Milan Fashion Week 2019Salma Hayek is taking over Fashion Week, one runway at a time.
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How Mister Rogers’ Life of Quiet Grace Turned Him Into an Unlikely Pop Culture Hero 16 Years After His Death

'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Fred RogersFred Rogers isn’t your typical pop culture icon.
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A Bathing Ape Swings into Russia

MONKEY BUSINESS: Echoing the tactics of modern luxury brands, leading streetwear makers are plotting measured international expansion hinged on careful selection of distribution partners, and tight control on the brand image and customer relations.
To wit: On Feb. 2, A Bathing Ape will enter Eastern Europe via an exclusive with trendy Moscow department store Tsum, which revealed the brand’s arrival by parking in its windows a Bentley plastered with Bape’s logo and camouflage.
“Bape is a highly desirable brand with really selective distribution, and Bape’s management selects one-by-one every single retail account based on the brand assortment and customer demographics,” said Riccardo Tortato, Tsum’s fashion director for men’s wear and e-commerce.
The Japanese brand will debut in a pop-up setting, the shop design curated by Tortato alongside the Bape team. Assortments will echo what’s found at Bape flagship stores in fashion capitals like London or New York.
“I can feel that Bape today is at its peak. Everyone wants it. I was even more convinced when I started seeing the famous Bape shark hoodie here in Moscow, and I am sure that Bape will outperform when our client will have the access to it,” Tortato said in an interview. “Recently, I saw online a

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Encounters: Annie Murphy Gets Into Character at the Plaza

The “Schitt’s Creek” star channels her onscreen socialite at the landmark luxury hotel.
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Who is getting into the Hall of Fame today? Here’s what you need to know

Will Edgar Martinez finally get the call? Will Mariano Rivera reach 100 percent? Will Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens make it? Here’s what to watch for Tuesday.
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United Tech to Break Itself Into Three Companies

The industrial conglomerate has decided to separate itself into three independent companies, breaking apart one of America’s last industrial conglomerates.
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Saints WR may play his way into Odell money

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‘They Own the System’: Amazon Rewrites Book Industry by Marching Into Publishing

The online retail giant, the world’s largest public company, commands an unrivaled customer base for the books, ebooks and audiobooks it publishes. As a result, it’s jolting the publishing industry, creating instant best sellers out of self-published writers and pushing down earnings for others.
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Cardi B for president? Rapper rips into Trump over shutdown

Rapper Cardi B has ripped into Donald Trump over his prolonged government shutdown, saying the US had become a “hellhole” and that she was “scared” for her country.
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Glenn Close: Don't Buy Into "Winner-Loser" at Award Shows

The "Wife" actress discusses her 2019 Golden Globes nomination and gushes over her "remarkable" peers at the Palm Springs Film Festival.
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Angelina Jolie won’t rule out move into politics

Angelina Jolie has declined to rule out a move into politics, saying: “I’ll go where I’m needed.”
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Essay: How Does a Writer Put a Drug Trip Into Words?

“After I set out to write a book about psychedelics, it became obvious what I would have to do,” Michael Pollan says. But how to describe the indescribable?
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Awww! Busy Philipps Is All Tears After Oprah Winfrey Surprisingly Calls Into Busy Tonight

Busy Philipps, Busy TonightDreams do come true.
On Thursday night’s episode of Busy Tonight, Busy Philipps was left thoroughly stunned when none other than Oprah Winfrey called into the show. As you surely…

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Virgin launches tourism rocket into space for first time

Virgin Galactic has successfully launched a tourism rocket ship into space for the first time – with Sir Richard Branson hoping a commercial flight will take place by March 2019.
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A Deep Dive Into Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Season 2 Jet Set Style

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2For new jet setter Midge, the Paris streets are suddenly her runway.
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Pig hearts transplanted into baboons – could humans be next?

Pig hearts have been transplanted into baboons – a development that could pave the way for humans to receive porcine organs in future.
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Undone Moves Into the U.S. Market

Undone, the customizable watch brand that’s based in Hong Kong, is focusing on the U.S.
Michael Young built a reputation in the watch industry by collecting vintage watches, supplying companies such as Hublot and Omega with parts, and customizing Rolexes for high-end brands. Because of the high price points on custom watches, which start at $ 20,000, Young thought there was space in the market for an affordable, well-made custom watch option and introduced Undone in 2014.
His relationships with suppliers and knowledge of the supply chain has allowed him to offer models that retail from $ 265 to $ 430. Having his own dial printers and in-house watchmakers has also helped. Customers are able to purchase a customizable watch from Undone’s e-commerce site to select their own dial, case, hands, strap and engraving on the back. Undone has also recently partnered with Peanuts on a capsule collection that offers more characters than usual because of its customization abilities.
“A lot of watch brands are starting to launch characters on special editions, but there is no flexibility,” Young said. “We think consumers should have a choice and be able to create something they love.”

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I made sure I charged into him – LeBron gets revenge on Doncic

LeBron James admitted he deliberately charged Luka Doncic during the Los Angeles Lakers' win over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. Doncic stunned the Lakers superstar with a surprise double block in the early stages of the meeting at Staples Center. "He actually came out of nowhere to get the double block on me," James said of Doncic.

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United Tech to Break Itself Into Three Companies

The industrial conglomerate has decided to separate itself into three independent companies, breaking apart one of America’s last industrial conglomerates.
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Disney Launches ‘Star Wars’ Digital Animated Series to Turn Kids Into Fans

In the latest addition to the ever-expanding Star Wars universe, Disney and Lucasfilm are launching a new series of free animated shorts — designed to introduce youngsters on the storylines of the space-epic franchise and bring them into the Star Wars fandom. The new “Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures” series is set to premiere Friday (Nov. […]

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Ampersand Collective Brings Online Men’s Brands Into Retail Space

Some digitally native men’s brands have come together in a brick-and-mortar play for the holiday season.
Called Ampersand Collective, the 10-day pop-up on New York’s Lower East Side will feature gifts for guys from Stuart & Lau​​, a luggage and accessories brand; men’s outerwear from North & Mark​​; dress shoes from ​Wolf & Shepherd​​; ​hats and other haberdashery items from BM Franklin​​; grooming products from ​Fulton & Roark; timepieces from ​The 5th​​; socks and underwear from ​Nice Laundry​, and bikes from Tokyobike.
The idea for the shop was hatched by Stuart & Lau and North & Mark as a way to bring their brands to a different audience.

“I am proud to have brought together some of the best emerging men’s and gear brands together for this short-term residency,” said Matt Stuart, founder of Stuart & Lau. “As mostly digital native brands, this pop-up brings us off-line ​and offers the opportunity to showcase the brands in a physical location.”
Steve Cho, founder of North & Mark, added: “It’s very exciting to have a physical place where people can come to and try products they normally could only get online. Even in the digital age, people still need to touch and feel products before they purchase. The brands

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Facebook drawn into violent Sri Lankan political row

Facebook has found itself drawn into an escalating political row in Sri Lanka as opposition MPs accuse the ruling party of using data to launch a crackdown.
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The Crucial Mistake of ‘The Front Runner’: It Turns Gary Hart Into a Poster Boy for Idealism (Column)

“The Front Runner,” Jason Reitman’s political docudrama about the disaster that befell Gary Hart’s 1988 campaign for the presidency (a perfect storm of private sin, public voyeurism, and journalistic hubris), is a movie that pulses with the twitchy electronic-nerve-ending hunger of mass media. Reitman, a director of up-front humanity and skill, has figured out a […]

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Opens Friday, Dec 14, 2018

Spider-Man mentors a teen to become the next web-slinger.

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15 Ways to Work Plaid Into Your Fall Wardrobe

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Charmed Celebrates Halloween, But Why Is Most of the Cast Not So Into the Holiday?

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Michael Strahan Expands Into Jeans

NEW YORK — Michael Strahan is expanding his fashion brand.
The former Giants defensive end and media personality is launching jeans to add to his successful men’s wear collection at J.C. Penney.
He teamed with denim guru Eric Goldstein of Jean Shop, RRL, Gap and Denimrepair.com fame to create a collection under the Collection by Michael Strahan moniker. It is being offered in one straight fit in four washes, ranging from light to dark, and also includes a denim jacket. The washes are named after neighborhoods in New York: Gramercy, SoHo, Astoria and Williamsburg.
The line is priced at $ 70 for the jeans and $ 80 for the jacket but the out-the-door prices are $ 34.99 and $ 39.99, respectively, and will be merchandised within the Michael Strahan clothing department at 300 J.C. Penney stores as well as online.
In an exclusive interview at the “Good Morning America” studios, Strahan said he has high hopes for the jeans, which will join his tailored clothing, furnishings, ath-leisure, luggage, shoes and underwear collections at Penney’s.
“It’s launching in 300 stores and a lot of our products are in more than 600 stores, so we’re halfway to where we want to get,” he said. “For Penney’s, they’ll roll it out in

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S.T. Dupont Plots Move Into Watches

NICK OF TIME: Mounir Moufarrige, recently elevated to chairman of S.T. Dupont’s supervisory board, is eager to have the luxury lighter and pen specialist move swiftly into lucrative new categories. Watches are to debut early next year in France, the U.K. and Hong Kong, and Moufarrige said he’s lining up several celebrity pitchmen with huge social media followings. Women’s handbags are up next for the Paris-based company, which had first tested the category in 2011. It also makes an array of men’s leather goods. Moufarrige had previously been vice chairman at S.T. Dupont and succeeds Sharon Flood.
A serial entrepreneur involved in a slew of fashion and luxury firms, Moufarrige revealed he’s also a shareholder in Designer Parfums, which recently sold a majority stake in Jean Patou to LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which plans to introduce ready-to-wear and accessories under former Nina Ricci and Carven designer Guillaume Henry, as reported. Designer Parfums markets fragrances for the likes of Worth Paris, Ariana Grande, Porsche Design and Naomi Campbell.

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Lakers’ Walton fined $15K for ripping into refs

Lakers coach Luke Walton ripped into the officials after L.A.’s overtime loss to the Spurs on Monday. LeBron James was incredulous several times during the game that fouls weren’t called after he felt he was hit in the paint.
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Books of The Times: A Novel That Roiled India Is Now Translated Into English

In Perumal Murugan’s “One Part Woman,” a religious festival allows childless women to sleep with men other than their husbands, in the hope of becoming pregnant.
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Thrust into the spotlight, Boston’s Jayson Tatum is ready for prime time

At 19, he was carrying a city’s hopes on his shoulders and a baby boy in his arms. It wasn’t all to script — but a star has been born in Boston.
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Russia ‘launches criminal investigation’ into rocket failure

Russia has launched a criminal investigation over a failed rocket launch to the International Space Station, according to reports.
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How anger at Weinstein has been turned into a positive

The anger directed at disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein “has been turned into something positive” in the year since his fall from grace, the director of the London Film Festival has told Sky News.
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Kay Jewelers Launches Investigation Into Service Policies After Customer Accuses Company of Stealing Diamonds

Kay Jewelers is launching an internal investigation into diamond servicing practices after an Illinois woman accused the jewelry store of stealing her diamond engagement ring when she took it in to get serviced. 

Requitta Darshae East slammed the jewelry chain in a lengthy Facebook post that has since gone viral with over 1,500 shares, claiming that Kay Jewelers tried to give her the wrong ring and failed to track down her actual one. Since her post, hundreds of other Kay shoppers shared their own similar stories in the comments on Facebook. This isn’t the first time the retailer has faced these allegations: A 2016 Buzzfeed exposé also uncovered a similar case of a woman whose $ 4,299.99 diamond was swapped with a different stone when she brought it in for a repair.

Now, Kay Jewelers’s parent company Signet Jewelers — which also owns Zales, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, H.Samuel, Piercing Pagoda and more — is working to rectify the situation by launching an internal investigation and working with Darshae East directly to resolve the situation and address her specific concerns.

In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, a representative for Signet Jewelers said: “We’ve been working diligently on the customer complaint you reported on to understand the underlying concerns. I’m pleased to share that we reached a resolution that has satisfied the customer and we continue to work to resolve other concerns that were posted in connection with her post.”

In an effort to understand the concerns, Signet has launched an internal investigation: “Our goal is to treat all customer concerns with a high level of integrity, seriousness, and care. Once we become aware of a customer complaint, we run it to ground until a resolution has been reached. We are continuously re-evaluating our policies and practices to ensure we are providing the highest levels of service at all points of the repair journey. Like all customer complaints, we have launched an investigation into this particular matter and remain in close contact with the customer in question as we work toward a resolution.” 

As for what the internal investigation entails, a representative said: “The internal investigation retraces every touchpoint of the customer’s jewelry journey. The customer’s jewelry stays within our jewelry Design and Service Centers or, is shipped to the manufacturer that created the item. We have 241 Design & Service Centers internally, with 2,000+ employees are skilled artisans held to our exact standards.”

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Representatives from the company also detailed the servicing process, writing in the statement: “Our policies and procedures ensure that Signet has the right skilled people to do the right skilled work to treat each of our customer’s pieces with care and professionalism.” 

Signet also noted that work is completed at multiple touchpoints: “Virtually all of our work is shipped to and cared for by Signet’s jewelry artisans at our 241 Design and Service Centers, and two Signet manufacturing centers. A small percentage of work is completed by expert Signet-approved manufacturers and specialists. All packages containing customer jewelry are closely tracked and monitored throughout the process by a third-party as part of our chain of custody process.” 

There are also three phases of servicing, they say, (1) take-in to log the details of the piece, (2) inspection upon completion to confirm repairs have been done, and (3) delivery to make sure it satisfies the customer. At that point, the company says it “performs a side-by-side comparison of the original photo to the repair image under a Digital Gemscope, obtains a customer signature expressing 100% satisfaction with the quality of the repair work, and provides a six month guarantee on the repair workmanship.”  

The company noted that employees who handle jewelry are required to participate in ongoing training, which begins with multiple training systems within the first 180 days of employment.

“To ensure that our entire repair team intimately understands our process and policies, the majority of our leadership has been promoted from within the Company. Every one of our Design and Repair Service center managers and leaders have deep experience as jewelers, each with a high level of training and relevant accreditations,” representatives for Kay Jewelers said.

Darshae East described her experience in detail on Facebook.

“Where do I begin…?? There are so many layers to this,” Darshae East began her post. “July 2nd, 2018 – I take my wedding ring (both the engagement ring and band) to Kay Jewelers In River Oaks Mall to have it serviced. My ring is white gold, which needs to be dipped in rhodium to keep it from yellowing. Anyway, I take it in, the employee is supposed to check the diamonds before sending it out to have it dipped. Oddly enough, the diamond checkers aren’t working. She looks at the ring under a microscope and says that the diamonds look fine. Sends the ring out and says that the repair will take about 2 weeks to complete.”

“I receive a call from an employee at the store about 2 weeks later. My ring is back, but apparently I have two chipped diamonds in my center stone that need to be replaced. (Isn’t that what was supposed to be checked before the ring was sent out in the first place??” FYI: There are NO chipped diamonds indicated on the receipt I received on July 2nd.) She asks if its ok to go ahead and send the ring to corporate for repairs. Of course it is. So she sends it back. She tells me that it will take about 8-10 weeks for repair.”

She continued, “Fast forward 8-10 weeks… I receive a call on a Friday from Kays, “Hello Mrs. East, your repair is back in the store.” I get to the store only to find that the ring that was returned is NOT MINE. I explain to the employee (who happens to be the store manager) that the ring is not mine and proceed to show her pictures. She looks at both rings and agrees that the ring is not mine. She tells me that she will call corporate on Monday to figure out what happened.”

After going back and forth to the mall store multiple times to pick up her ring, at the final visit, the employees tried to give her a ring that looked like her own, but in fact, was not hers.

“Are you ready for this?? I make my way to the store only to find that the ring is…. (you guessed it) NOT MINE,” she wrote. “Not only is the ring not mine, but it is the exact same ring that I went to pickup the first time, only now its engraved…!!”

Darshae East alleged that not only had her engagement ring been taken, but her mother’s LeVian diamond ring had been too.

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“To top this all off, the day I dropped off my ring, July 2nd, 2018, I also dropped off my mom’s $ 4,000 chocolate Levian diamond ring. We haven’t received that ring back either,” she wrote.

According to Darshae East, instead of returning her original ring, a representative from the jeweler called and offered her the cost of the ring, plus an additional $ 650, which she called “absolutely not enough.”

She added, “In my opinion, there is a way to rectify any and every situation. Kay Jewelers has failed miserably to do so. This is NOT OKAY. And they keep insisting that the rings were NOT stolen!! SO where are they!?!?!!?! What really happened?!?!?!”


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Hoaxers Slip Breastaurants and Dog-Park Sex Into Journals

Three academics tested a theory about the intellectual integrity of peer-reviewed “grievance studies” by cooking up, and publishing, their own.
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Bradley Cooper Is Not Really Into This Profile

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Urban Meyer’s new normal heading into the biggest game of the year

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Grandma Breaks Into Happy Tears After Meeting Her New Dog for the First Time

Pooches have a powerful sway over one’s emotions, as Shirley Lann knows.

The 84-year-old grandmother lost her beloved dog of 14 years one month ago, reports NBC4i.com. The dog’s death was especially hard on her since Lann shared the canine with her late husband.

To Lann’s family it was obvious there was a hole in the woman’s life without a furry friend, so her loved ones decided to help her out.

After searching a local shelter, they found the perfect pup — a Lhasa Apso named Sammy.

The family surprised Lann with the new addition at a medical rehabilitation center, where Lann was staying to recover from some recent health problems.

Her grandson, Matthew McVey, captured the first meeting on camera and posted the video to Twitter.

“My grandma lost her dog that she’s had for the past 14 years about a month ago (she was extremely close with her since it was my late grandfather’s dog too) and hasn’t been the same since she passed. Today my mom surprised her with Sammy,” McVey posted along with the clip.

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In the video, Lann breaks into happy tears the moment Sammy steps into the room. Soon the fluffy pup is in her arms and Lann hugs Sammy lovingly to her chest.

McVey told Inside Edition the pair, who became fast friends, will be living together once Lann finish her recovery and moves back home.

 


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Bonobos to Expand Into Big and Tall

Bonobos is now targeting the big guy.
The Walmart-owned men’s brand today will launch an extended sizes collection that will include everything from suits, dress shirts and neckwear to sport shirts and knitwear.
Brad Andrews, copresident, said expanding into extended sizing “is a natural extension for us. We’re a brand built on better-fitting clothes and we feel this is an underserved market.”
Extended sizing has long been a challenge for most traditional brick-and-mortar retailers since it requires an investment into inventory in a wide range of sizes that may not move quickly. The biggest player in the field is Destination XL, which has more than 340 retail stores and an e-commerce site that sells branded as well as private-label goods.
“The fact that we’re e-commerce gives us an advantage as we’re able to deliver a broader size range,” Andrews said.
A dedicated landing page for the offering will launch today where Bonobos will talk about the details of the collection. It will also be marketed in all stores and store windows as well as in a catalogue that will be mailed this week.
“We spent a lot of time on the details,” Andrews said. For instance, woven shirts have a lowered neck drop, a two-piece sleeve

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Paige Denim Expands Into Footwear

HAPPY FEET: Paige Denim is expanding its offer to include a new range of footwear that’s designed to channel the same laid-back Californian vibe the denim label for which the brand is known.
Founder Paige Adams-Geller, a self-confessed shoe addict, said she has always used her personal footwear collections to inspire her designs and was waiting for the moment when she could launch her own line independently, her goal being to avoid licensing and maintain full creative control.
She came up with a 19-piece collection ranging from snakeskin ankle boots to strappy sandals, sneakers with touches of leopard print and studded loafers.
“We wanted to include pieces we felt were a necessity in a woman’s closet: the sneaker, the heel, the Western boot, the lower heel height and the higher heel height,” said Adams-Geller, who found that the technicalities of footwear design were similar to that of denim.
“When you put Paige jeans on, they feel like your best friend and we wanted the same thing to happen with your foot. The most important quality for our shoes is comfort, so we made sure to pick leathers that mold to the foot, used special padding inside the shoes and negotiated the heel heights to

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An Artist Ascendant: Simone Leigh Moves Into the Mainstream

With her first major New York gallery show and an important public commission, the artist spotlights African-American women “left out of history.”
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Larry and Toby Milstein Expand ‘Millennial Pink Party’ Into Weekend Long Retreat

The second annual Millennial Pink Party takes to the Hamptons this weekend, and this year the concept has been expanded into a full weekend of events with the help of partners like BCBGeneration, Bloomingdale’s and The Class by Taryn Toomey.
Millennial Pink Party made its debut last year as the re-branded take on the Milstein family’s annual summer Hamptons bash. Real estate scions Larry and Toby Milstein embraced the rosy hue and moved the party to the Breakers in Montauk to lure the young Manhattan social crowd for the party, in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign.
After its success, the one-night event has grown into a weekend, which begins tonight with a private beachside dinner hosted by Whispering Angel. The guest list for Friday night is made up of the Millennial Pink Founders Collective, who are categorized as “a handpicked group of 25 VIP taste makers who will serve as social ambassadors for the Millennial Pink community and provide creative direction on the event.”
Come Saturday, celebrity workout favorite Taryn Toomey will host a session of her workout The Class for guests, followed by the official party at night and a brunch to close things out on Sunday.
The event last year raised more than $ 15,000 for

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Mike Ashley to Turn House of Fraser into ‘Harrods of the High Street’

AIMING HIGH: Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley, who purchased House of Fraser for 90 million pounds last Friday morning, revealed in an exclusive post-purchase interview with British tabloid The Sun, that he wanted transform the retailer into “the Harrods of the high street.”
He said his plans are to stock luxury labels such as Gucci and Prada. According to Ashley they are “the biggest thing missing” in the department store today and that stocking those brands “will make a big difference.”
Not surprisingly, industry observers were skeptical.
George Wallace, chief executive of MHE Retail, said in an interview he thinks it will be very difficult for House of Fraser to attract luxury brands.
“The level investment that’s required in those stores to get to a standard where the likes of Gucci and Prada would be prepared to be present is really a massive amount, bearing in mind the size of the stores. Selfridges and Harrods have poured in hundreds of millions of pounds to create an environment supportive of a luxury product.”
He added: “The concept of big department stores in mid-size towns is under serious threat and past its use-by date. Having a luxury department store in a provincial city is not commercially viable.”
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How the Stars of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Got Into Character: Watching ‘Soul Train’ and a Walk Through Brooklyn

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Grieving Dad’s Words of Love After Son Was ‘Lured’ Into Woods in Rape and Murder: ‘I Will Always Honor Him’

In the wake of what authorities described as his 16-year-old son’s brutal rape and murder at the hands of a longtime friend, Washington dad Benjamin Eastman Jr.’s repeated message has been one of “love and togetherness.”

“I want thank the community and friends for all they have done for my family,” Eastman, who goes by “B.J.,” posted Thursday on Facebook, adding that words could not “explain the love feel right now.”

“There’s no way could ever get through this without it,” he wrote. “I would like everyone to remember my son how they want to but most of all how he has made our community and other communities far and wide stop and forget about judgment and hate.”

“Our community is full of love and togetherness right now,” he concluded his post. “My son made the world a better place. He continues to do so and I will always honor him for that. I ask that we all focus on that.”

Prosecutors say it’s too early in the case to discuss a possible motive in the beating death of Benjamin “Ben” Eastman III a week after his birthday — but the details released so far have attracted international attention.

Meanwhile, his community in southwestern Washington has drawn closer together in the shadow of such a vicious crime.

“When you have a county as close-knit and tight as Lewis and a town like Randle, which is even smaller, a tragic incident like this is going to impact everybody,” Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan Meyer tells PEOPLE.

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Charging documents previously obtained by PEOPLE show how, according to investigators, Ben was tricked into going in the woods sometime after texting early on June 24 with another 16-year-old boy, Benito Marquez, a friend and classmate who had known Ben for years.

Marquez and his older brother, 21-year-old Jonathon Adamson, “lured” Ben “under the guise of a camping trip,” prosecutors said in a probable cause affidavit.

There the pair allegedly carried out an assault they had planned together: striking Ben for some “20 to 45 minutes” and kicking him more than 100 times. During the attack, Ben was sexually assaulted with a stick, according to the affidavit.

Adamson and Marquez beat him in the head with a large rock, just to make sure he was dead, authorities believe.

Finally, they allegedly buried his body on the property of a relative where it was discovered three days later, after Ben was reported missing by his father. His shallow grave was marked with a homemade cross of sticks.

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Marquez, who had seemingly posted on Facebook asking for help finding Ben before his body was discovered, was an early subject of the investigation, according to authorities. But he and Adamson then allegedly fled the county, traveling some 200 miles east, before being found by the state patrol on June 29, the probable cause affidavit states.

They were each interviewed by police and subsequently charged with first-degree rape and murder as well as tampering with physical evidence and unlawful disposal of remains, the affidavit states.

Detention records confirm they remain in custody in Lewis County in lieu of $ 10 million bond.

They have not entered pleas and an attorney representing them declined to comment to PEOPLE. They are scheduled to return to court on Thursday.

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While B.J., Ben’s dad, has spoken out about the suspects and sat front row in court at their first hearing, on Monday, he has largely kept the focus on his boy.

“I want everyone to remember the love we feel for each other,” he posted on Facebook Friday, following a vigil for Ben. “My son will live in our hearts.”

He also offered this: “Remember to smile or say hi to a stranger.”

Speaking to local TV station KOMO earlier this week, B.J. said, “It’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspect of this, but I remember my son and his smile.”

“There is evil people out there,” B.J. said then. “I don’t know what makes them tick. I don’t want to know. I’m loved and my son was loved and that’s all I’m about.”

Prosecutor Meyer tells PEOPLE Ben’s death — the violence and intimacy of it — is “hard to put into words.”

“Ben was a nice kid from a good family,” he says.

Others who knew the teen have also paid tribute to his love of the outdoors and sports, especially the Miami Dolphins, and his loyalty and light spirt.

“You’d be in a bad mood and he’d just walk in — you’d just be mad as mad as you could be and he’d just crack a smile and make you giggle just over anything, always,” Ben’s brother Derek Dunaway told KOMO.

“He really liked to stand up for his friends,” Principal Chris Schumaker told the Daily Chronicle after a vigil Tuesday night at Ben’s school, where he was a rising junior.

“A lot of the time, his friends would get in trouble because of his shenanigans and somehow he was able to kind of sidestep getting caught. So then towards the end he would kind of say, ‘Mr. Schumaker, it was kind of me, I deserve the detention,’ ” the principal recalled. “And I would say, ‘No, you know they did the crime, they get the time.’ He tried really hard to plea-deal consequences his friends earned. But in the end, I would just say ‘Ben, go back to class it’s okay. They’ll get through it, you’ll get through it. There’s always tomorrow.’ ”


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Wash. Teen Was Lured into Woods for Camping Trip Before Friend Allegedly Raped, Killed Him

The Washington 16-year-old who police allege was raped and beaten to death by his childhood friend and the friend’s brother was lured into the woods on the premise of a camping trip and then assaulted for nearly 45 minutes, according to charging documents obtained by PEOPLE.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has charged Jonathon Adamson, 21, and his 16-year-old brother Benito Marquez with first-degree rape and murder in the death of Benjamin Eastman, who was last seen alive on June 23 before his body was found on June 28 on a remote parcel of land owned by Marquez’s relative.

According to the charging documents, Marquez, who is being charged as an adult, was a childhood friend of Ben’s. He and his brother allegedly lured Ben into the woods for a camping trip on June 24, but then knocked him to the ground and assaulted him for nearly 45 minutes.

The charging documents allege Adamson told police he and Marquez sexually assaulted Ben with a stick while he was still alive.

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Before burying Ben, the brothers allegedly beat him in the head with a rock to ensure he was dead.

The brothers are also both charged with tampering with physical evidence and unlawful disposal of remains and are currently being held on $ 10 million bail. Information about whether they have entered a plea or retained attorneys was not immediately available.

Victim’s Father: ‘My Son Is Loved’

Ben lived with his father in Randle, and his father, Benjamin Eastman, sat in the front row Monday during the suspect’s court appearance, reports KOMONews.com.

“I wanted them to look at me, I wanted to look them in the eye,” the father told the outlet.

Ben’s father told the outlet that Ben was a joyful, happy teenager, and the two enjoyed camping, fishing and dirt biking together.

Ben’s father said there are “evil people out there. I don’t know what makes them tick. I don’t want to know. I’m loved, and my son was loved and that’s all I’m about.”

According to local station KIRO7, hundreds gathered for a vigil at the White Pass Junior and Senior High School in Randle. Principal Chris Schumaker said it was fitting the service began in the gym because Ben loved sports so much and was always in the gym.

Ben and his family were fans of the Miami Dolphins, and during the vigil, the family released aqua and orange balloons representing the Dolphins team colors, the outlet reports.


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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Here we go, again.
The idea of lifting the curtain on the business-to-business trade show for consumers continues to gain steam, with Agenda on Saturday capping its traditional trade show with a consumer-facing festival. It was the big buzz locally, especially with Agenda once again running in conjunction with the Dew Tour skateboarding competition at the Long Beach Convention Center compound.
The festival included performances on Saturday from Brockhampton, Lil Yachty and Na-Kel Smith, among others. There were also more than 500 pop-ups from brands such as Chinatown Market, The Hundreds, Pintrill, Herschel Supply Co., Ripndip, Champion and Dr. Martens. Panels featured skateboarders such as Pat Ngoho and Steve Caballero, actors from the Netflix series “Game Over, Man!” and a talk on reselling with StockX chief executive officer Josh Luber. Athlete, musician and designer meet-and-greets, plus a bevy of food trucks, filled out the day.
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How This Mom Lost 105 Lbs. with Intermittent Fasting: ‘I Went Into it Kind of Skeptical’

Watch the full episode of People Features: How We Lost 100 Pounds! streaming now on PeopleTV.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device.

For years, Nissa Graun was an extreme yo-yo dieter.

After trying her first diet at age 12, the mom from Mesa, Arizona spent years gaining and losing anywhere from 20 to 50 lbs., over and over again.

“That was a while ago, so the diets were about counting your fat grams, making sure you were eating very low fat and a lot of processed foods,” Graun, 38, tells PEOPLE for the 2018 “How We Lost 100 Lbs.” issue.

Graun would compound her improper diet with overexercising, and then question why she didn’t feel healthy.

“For years I would eat very low calories while working out six to seven days a week, for probably two hours a day,” she says. “So I would get to the point where I would restrict so much, and then I would keep restricting and feel deprived, and then I would over eat the junk food that put on the weight.”

Graun weighed around 180 lbs., but then she got pregnant with her first child in 2014, and gained 65 lbs., and developed gestational diabetes.

“I was told if I didn’t get control of my diet, it could turn into regular diabetes,” she says. “So for the six months following my pregnancy, I tried desperately to lose the weight with everything I had tried before — counting calories, over exercising — and none of it really helped me.”

Then Graun learned about a plan that was the opposite of what she was doing, one that focused on a high-fat, lower-carb diet.

“That actually worked for me, by cutting out a lot of the processed carbohydrates and adding in healthy fats like coconut oil or butter,” she says. “It actually started to move the scale, which nothing else would up until that point.”

For more on Graun and four more women who lost 100 lbs., pick up a copy of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

She also started doing intermittent fasting, where she wouldn’t eat for 14 hours a day.

“I wouldn’t eat after dinner, and then I would wake up, do a fasted workout and then I wouldn’t eat my breakfast until maybe eight o’clock or nine o’clock … It really helped bring my blood sugars into a better range, and I was no longer considered diabetic.”

And though Graun was “kind of skeptical” when she started intermittent fasting, it quickly worked for her. She dropped 90 lbs. after her pregnancy, and when she got pregnant again two years later, she no longer had gestational diabetes.

Graun stuck to the same plan after her second pregnancy, with some slight adjustments — she now fasts for 16 hours a day — and is down 105 lbs.

“This is the first time that I’ve really eaten real food,” she says. “My body is getting what it’s designed to get, and it really loves that.”

And Graun, who naturally spends most of the year in shorts, T-shirts and swimsuits, thanks to Arizona’s heat, now feels good in her body.

“From season to season, I used to keep all of my bigger clothes because I always thought I would need them,” she says. “Now it feels good to just be able to maintain the same size season after season, year after year.”


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Real World and The Challenge Alum Wes Bergmann’s Wedding Turns Into an MTV Reunion

This is the true story…of wedded bliss!

Wes Bergmann, the Real World: Austin alum who became a mainstay of The Challenge, tied the knot with Amanda Hornick on Friday — and the wedding served as a gathering of MTV reality stars.

Nehemiah Clark, Lacey Buehler, Rachel Moyal and Melinda Stolp — who all called Bergmann their roommate during the 2005 iteration of the long-running reality show — along with The Challenge‘s Devin Walker posed alongside the bride and groom for a group photo shared by the newlywed.

“Married AF,” Bergmann, 33, captioned the shot.

Hornick also shared a dreamy black and white photo of the couple tagged at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.

“Found my best friend & locked him down forever,” she wrote, adding the hashtags #TheLuckiest, #MrAndMrsBergmann and #MarriedAF.

“My favorite part of the wedding was the vows,” Bergmann told MTV News. “They were the most beautiful combination of seriousness and hilarity.”

The former roommates didn’t let the fun end after the wedding. On Saturday, Buehler shared photos of the crew heading to a Kansas City Royals baseball game.

“My best brother friend. One of the few people I don’t look as pale next to,” she captioned a photo with the groom. “Love you and am so happy for you.”

Bergmann was just 19 when he found reality TV fame on the Real World. He then became a fan favorite on MTV’s The Challenge and its spin-off Champs Vs. Stars, even becoming a winner on The Duel in 2007.

And it appears that the fierce competitor is coming back for more. He told MTV News he planned to “go on the next Challenge and f— some people up.”


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Kim Kardashian Transforms Into Princess Jasmine in New Tutorial – and North West Isn’t Buying It!

Over the years, Kim Kardashian West has channeled many of her female icons — this year alone, the star dressed up as Cher, Madonna and Selena. And while her Cher hair stuck around for some time, there’s one other notable woman she’s dressed as on more than one occasion: Princess Jasmine (her go-to Halloween costume).  And now, she’s recreating that look, makeup and all, thanks to the skills of YouTube makeup guru Kandee Johnson.

In a new video with Johnson, Kardashian West morphs into the Disney character — complete with a long black wig, upward turning eyebrows and her signature tiara.

To create the look, Johnson first perfects Kardashian West’s skin with foundation, before applying gray eye shadow. Then, she “removes” the star’s eye brows, using Elmer’s glue to paste them down and Nars concealer to hide them. Next, she draws them back on with dark brow gel in order to create a bold shape like Jasmine’s, followed by a cat eye and, of course, the wig.

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And Kim was so excited about her look that she FaceTimed with her 4-year-old daughter North West in the video, trying to convince her that she’s the Disney character. But North doesn’t fall for it, and instead responds, “You’re really Kim,” adding,  “you don’t look like Jasmine!”

And while she had the look down, there’s no hiding her signature Kim Kardashian voice.


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Rihanna Slips into Seductive Black Corset to Preview Her Savage x Fenty Lingerie Line: ‘Damn’

It looks like Rihanna is throwing it back to her “S&M” days.

The songstress has been showing off her flair for fashion design for years with Puma, but now she’s turning her attention to what can’t be worn in public. On Sunday, she teased a sultry look from her upcoming lingerie collection, Savage x Fenty, via Instagram.

Rihanna poses in a strapless black corset paired with buttons up the front and a bow detail, placing her perfectly manicured hand over her forehead to cast a shadow on her face. She also sports lacy panties, thigh-high stockings and gold jewelry.

#DAMN,” she captioned the snap. “@savagexfenty drops in FIVE DAYZ !! MAY.11.2018”

The most important factor when designing her lingerie line was making all women feel like they could confidently rock it, the 30-year-old singer told Vogue for their June cover story. In Instagram posts teasing the collection, she showed off her designs on models of all shapes and sizes.

“You’ve just got to laugh at yourself, honestly. I mean, I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies,” she told Vogue. “I’m not built like a Victoria’s Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident in my lingerie.”

In addition to making the project size inclusive, Rihanna also made sure to incorporate a diverse shade range in her collection of nude lingerie too — just as she did with her makeup line.

“As a black woman, I could not live with myself if I didn’t do that,” she told the magazine about producing a wide range of colors for Fenty Beauty. “But what I didn’t anticipate was the way people would get emotional about finding their complexion on the shelf, that this would be a groundbreaking moment.”

“Savage is really about taking complete ownership of how you feel and the choices you make. Basically making sure everybody knows the ball is in your court,” Rihanna told Vogue. “As women, we’re looked at as the needy ones, the naggy ones, the ones who are going to be heartbroken in a relationship. Savage is just the reverse. And you know, guys don’t like getting the cards flipped on the — ever.”


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A Decade of Aje, Australian Designer Duo Infusing Art Into Clothing

SYDNEY — The setting was a subtropical garden in Lavender Bay overlooking the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Marking its 10th birthday, contemporary Australian label Aje had all things Brett Whiteley on its mind.
In staging their latest runway show, design pair Edwina Robinson and Adrian Norris, who founded the brand, dove into the archives of one of Australia’s most recognizable artists. Working with the artist’s former wife, Wendy Whiteley, who oversees his estate, the brand worked to replicate every detail of five artworks onto clothes and showcased their resort 2019 lineup in Whiteley’s private garden on Wednesday.
“I had to go back and forth between Art Gallery of NSW and hold them against the prints, to make sure the colors are the same,” explained Robinson.
“They’re really iconic pieces, that people would have only ever seen in books or very rarely in the top galleries,” Norris added. “The paint strokes are exactly the same the way we printed. It is a direct replica of the piece.”
The brand, perhaps because of Norris’ other career as a painter, has kept the art world close. In a previous collection, the two used the work of another seminal Australian name, the Aboriginal artist Minnie Pwerle, adding her vividly colored brushstroke

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Sainsbury’s Tu Steps into the Designer Arena

TWO FOR TU: Sainsbury’s Tu, a fashion range from the British supermarket chain, has partnered with Graduate Fashion Week’s award winners on two collections — including its first line of men’s wear — that will launch on May 29.
Tu Womenswear Scholarship winner Laura Gillings has created a 16-piece collection that features tailored trousers and coordinating jackets, shirts, dresses, skirts and T-shirts in monochrome shades as well as orange, dark green and lilac. The Bath Spa University student said she took her cue from Sixties tailoring and the Rolling Stones. There will be another 16-piece drop later this year.
“Working with the team has been the best part of this experience,” said Gillings. “I’ve realized that I want to make my career designing for the high street. I want my designs to be accessible to everyone.”
London-based designer Henry Holland was her mentor for the project. “I think Laura adds lots of femininity to the androgynous. She has a really strong sense of color and print and an amazing level of design. Her approach to print is quite graphic, and she’s got an instinctive way of designing within a brief and a very strong signature, which I think is really good for Tu.”
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A.F. Vandevorst Reimagines Selfridges’ Corner Shop Into a Hospital Ward

RETHINKING RETAIL: As Selfridges continues to ponder the meaning of luxury in today’s digital world, it has tapped A.F. Vandevorst to offer its own interpretation.
As part of the retailer’s ongoing “Anatomy of Luxury” project, the Belgian label will be taking over the Corner Shop — a concept space located at the store’s ground floor accessories hall — for a one-week residency. As part of the pop-up, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx have re-created the scene of their famous spring 1999 show, where models stretched out on midcentury hospital beds before hitting the catwalk.
“Since the beginning, the hospital and the red cross were significant for our identity. When Filip and I met each other at the fashion academy of Antwerp, we discovered that we both collected hospital furniture and based on our common passion we created the A.F.Vandevorst universe,” Vandevorst said. “It was an obvious choice to show a selection of our universe for this project.”
More than 13 hospital beds have been lined up across the corner shop, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and functions more as a gallery than a retail space. Archive pieces from the spring 1999 show are laid out on each bed, while tables filled with flowers and screens

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Justin Theroux Avoids Running Into Ex Jennifer Aniston at Jimmy Kimmel’s Son’s Birthday Bash

Jennifer Aniston arrived at Jimmy Kimmel’s 1-year-old son’s star-studded birthday bash just as her ex-husband Justin Theroux was making his exit.

The Friends star, 45, spent a couple hours at the Hollywood party mingling with guests and sending her best wishes to the birthday boy on Saturday. The Leftovers actor, 46, was spotted leaving Kimmel’s home shortly before his ex arrived.

“Jen is doing well. She is keeping busy and moving on with her life,” a source tells PEOPLE.

Both Aniston and Theroux are close friends with Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney — Aniston recently went to Tahiti with the pair, and the Kimmels were on the former couple’s honeymoon trip.

Theroux dedicated a special birthday tribute to the child on Instagram over the weekend, posting four adorable photos of himself with Billy. Alongside the images, Theroux wrote a message about his health battles over the past year.

“Happy ONE year birthday Billy! 🎂,” he captioned the snaps. “A boy who in 365 days has done more for American national health care than we could all wish to do in our lifetimes. He doesn’t even know yet how courageous he is. An honor to know him and his incredible and equally courageous parents. ❤

Theroux finished the message by thanking Cedars-Sinai Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and reminding fans “#registertovote.”

Kimmel and his wife revealed that their son underwent two heart surgeries after he was born with a congenital heart condition, tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. Last May, the two-time Oscars host announced during a tearful address that Billy had open heart surgery at three days old as a result of his son’s “pulmonary valve completely blocked and a hole in the wall between the left and right sides of his heart.”

Billy had a second surgery at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in December, seven months after his birth. (Kimmel and McNearney also share 3-year-old daughter, Jane. He also has two older children – Kevin and Katie – from a previous relationship.)

The comedian used his platform to become an advocate for universal health care coverage, as well as other political issues, including gun violence prevention.

Meanwhile, a source previously told PEOPLE that since splitting from Theroux, Aniston’s “life now is not very different” than it was before. “Justin has moved on with his life in N.Y.C.,” while “Jen still enjoys hers in L.A.,” the source continued, adding that Aniston “loves socializing with friends.”

Aniston and Theroux announced that they had split after two and a half years of marriage and seven years as a couple on Feb. 15.


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Bulgari has been named the official jeweler of the Tribeca Film Festival and has also announced a three-year partnership with the festival. The jeweler has worked with Tribeca Studios to produce two original short films that will debut during the festival, both from female filmmakers. The films each seek to highlight “Italian women going against the grain in pursuit of professions and passions that are traditionally held by men; highlighting how they are reshaping the way they, and Italian women at large, are perceived,” the company says.
“Bulgari is thrilled to partner with Tribeca Film Festival to celebrate and honor amazing Italian women disrupting the status quo with their strong personalities and going against the grain in pursuit of professions and passions that are traditionally held by men,” said chief executive officer Jean-Christophe Babin. “Our support of Tribeca Film Festival and the young filmmakers who tell these two stories builds on the powerful legacy of Bulgari and cinema, from the iconic Dolce Vita and Elizabeth Taylor until today. As we look to celebrate and connect the cinematic history of Bulgari with the bold and contemporary voices of today, Tribeca Studios’ network of award-winning directors helped bring these inspirational stories to life

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Hermès Converts N.Y. Men’s Store Into Record Shop

NEW YORK — Hermès has gotten the memo.
The French luxury brand has taken the movement toward experiential retailing to the next level, completely transforming its men’s store here into a vinyl record store for 10 days.
On Thursday night, the Madison Avenue emporium debuted Silk Mix, an art installation centered around music that has already been showcased in Madrid and Rome and now makes its way into the U.S.
“It’s all about silk and music,” said Robert Chavez, chief executive officer of Hermès. The concept was the brainchild of Véronique Nichanian, artistic director of Hermès men’s wear, and Christophe Goineau, creative director of men’s silk. They worked with Thierry Planelle, who has curated music for the company’s men’s shows for the last 15 years, to bring the idea to life.
The main floor was reworked to replicate an old-fashioned record store with bins of albums on display and a bank of turntables to give them a spin. But these albums had an Hermès twist: each of the covers sported a different silk design from the men’s assortment. “There are 225 styles and 53 different patterns,” Chavez said. “And you can pick your favorite and then play it.”

The album covers were all created from

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Kirk Millar, who cofounded the brand with Sam Linder, wanted to offer a print takeaway with the fall men’s collection, which was centered around different ideas of masculinity, so he produced a zodiac calendar that’s available to purchase for $ 45 on Linder’s e-commerce site.
“The collection was specifically about the interior world of a gay man, and the vibrant inner life becomes visible to others as you begin to accept ​that you are ‘different’ and it’s a gift,” said Millar. “I think the calendar is about this as well, but very directly addresses the wounding and the healing process. It takes time, hence the calendar, and relating to others on a bigger-picture scale of connectedness, hence zodiac, which is a universal large space that sits above us.”
The calendar, which was shot by photographer Driely Carter, features models wearing Linder’s new underwear collection appearing as if they were wounded soldiers. Millar said he was influenced by a Walt Whitman documentary and the writer said he hoped American people would refrain from war by understanding the sanctity of the body.
Millar said going forward he hopes to continue to utilize print platforms to complement the collections.
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Sophia Webster Ballroom Dances Her Way Into Fall 2018

DANCING QUEEN: British accessories designer Sophia Webster has always been known for using her seasonal presentations as a platform to bring her fantasy-filled, flamboyant world alive.
For fall, she went all out: she transformed the Café Royal’s Pompadour ballroom into a scene from Baz Luhrmann’s “Strictly Ballroom” — one of her favorite films — complete with tinsel curtains, giant revolving disco balls, crystals and feathers galore.
Webster, who danced competitively in her youth, said this was a very personal collection. “I was drawn to the costumes, the competition, everything. It was mine and my sister’s favorite film when we were younger, so I wanted to revisit it with a dance competition-inspired collection. It helps when something feels authentic to me.”
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Webster noted that the brand’s evening collection has been performing particularly strongly, so

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