Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

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AMC Theatres to Launch ‘A Star Is Born’ Two Days Early at Dolby Cinemas

AMC Theatres is launching “A Star Is Born” two days early for 7 p.m. shows on Oct. 2 at 115 of its Dolby Cinemas. AMC announced the promotion on Tuesday. The chain said ticket prices vary by location. AMC value programs, including AMC Stubs A-List and $ 5 ticket Tuesday, may not be used for the […]

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Facebook has rolled out its on-demand video service worldwide following a trial run in the US.
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Uniqlo Partners With Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to Launch Katagami Collection

LINE THEM UP: With art pretty much always being in fashion, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has teamed with UNIQLO to launch the Katagami UT collection.
Inspired by katagami stencil from the museum’s collection of Japanese art, there are eight T-shirt designs for women and seven for men. The artsy items are being sold in Uniqlo stores and through its e-commerce site, as well as through the MFA Signature Shop. This launch builds upon the 10-year partnership both parties formed last year.
Hand-carved from paper with intricate designs, katagami stencils are traditionally used to dye cotton, silk or other textiles for Japanese garments. MFA curators worked closely with Uniqlo to select patterns from the Museum’s collection of 4,200 katagami stencils, most of which were brought to Boston by William Sturgis Bigelow, who was one of the first Americans to live in Japan. Bigelow played a key part in establishing the Japanese collection at the MFA, which now totals nearly 100,000 objects in all genres. The Uniqlo-MFA collaboration makes its debut 108 years after the MFA held an exhibition spotlighting katagami stencils — not only as tools, but also as works of art in their own right.
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Scandinavian Man to Launch a Dedicated E-commerce Platform Boosting Nordic Labels

A NEW MAN: The biannual magazine and fashion platform Scandinavian Man is looking to enhance its online presence with the launch of an e-commerce channel in January. The publication, which made its debut in 2017, is aiming to propel Nordic men’s fashion and lifestyle to the forefront of the men’s international style scene.
Following a series of talks during Pitti Uomo 94, a showroom exhibition in New York and a photography project with H&M, which made three times the expected sales; cofounders Jonas Bergström and Konrad Olsson felt that expending into e-commerce would boost the awareness of Nordic labels such as Filippa K., Sand Copenhagen, Norwegian Rain and Tretorn.
“Men’s wear is booming, over the past 10 years there has been an unprecedented rise of awareness when it comes to men’s style through social media, street style photography and online shopping,” said Olsson.
He believes that men are more receptive to online shopping than women are: “Guys are more prone to making decisions in the comfort of their own home, rather than in a dressing room and when they make decisions they do it very thoroughly. They want to know about the brand, what they stand for and who else is wearing them.”
The e-commerce channel will be

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Is Spider-Man on PS4’s Launch Trailer Teasing a Big Role for Miles Morales?

Though we may get another tease or two in the weeks to come, the launch trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man is likely our last big look at the upcoming PS4 exclusive. And though it largely touches on scenes and themes we’ve seen before, could its structure be hinting at a much larger, playable role for one of its main supporting characters?

Insomniac Games revealed Miles Morales would appear in its Spider-Man adventure back at E3 2017, with a quick tease of Peter Parker-as-Spidey swinging over his head. But since then, we’ve gotten even more Miles.

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NASA delays launch of ‘touch the sun’ probe

NASA has delayed the launch of a probe which will make a series of unprecedented orbits of the sun.
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Harper’s Bazaar Australia Editor in Chief Kellie Hush Quits to Launch Fashion Venture

SYDNEY – Harper’s Bazaar Australia editor in chief Kellie Hush said Saturday she will step down from her position after six years to launch “a unique fashion brand.”
Hush will leave the magazine on Aug. 31, with the September edition her final issue.
Deputy editor and beauty/features editor Eugenie Kelly will take over as acting editor.
A representative for publisher Bauer Media confirmed Hush has resigned but declined to comment further, noting the company will be releasing a statement on Monday.
“I’m not Anna Wintour,” said Hush, “but I think people start speculating about [editors] moving on and I made the decision, it was a personal decision, I’m doing something really exciting which I want to do.”
She added of her abrupt exit, which surprised the fashion industry, “When I spoke to my publisher Fiorella Di Santo [after resigning on Friday], I was very clear I wanted to control the message. The business is in great shape, we have just smashed our September budget for advertising. At this stage our sales are up 13 percent on budget, which in this kind of market is smashing it. I wanted to leave on my own terms.”
Hush declined to disclose any other details about her new venture, other

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Khloe Kardashian Gushes Over Tristan Thompson’s Gifts for Launch of New Good American Line

Khloe Kardashian, Tristan ThompsonTristan Thompson made Khloe Kardashian’s day a little sweeter on Friday as she continues her new working mom routine.
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Prince Harry and Sir Elton John launch AIDS project

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Samsung to Launch Foldable-Screen Phone Early Next Year

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NASA could launch satellites from UK spaceports

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Chrissy Teigen, John Legend Cheer Brooklyn Decker at Finery’s L.A. Launch

“We realized that women were spending more on their clothing than their education, and yet there is so much that is hanging in their closets that they don’t use,” said Whitney Casey by way of explaining why she and Brooklyn Decker decided to create Finery, the virtual wardrobe and styling app they launched in March 2017.
Just over a year later, the former CNN journalist and the model-actress celebrated with a launch party at the Microsoft Lounge in Culver City, Calif. While the company is based in New York, where both divide their time with Austin, Tex., Decker has a host of friends in Los Angeles, such as Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and Jen Atkin, all of whom came to cheer her on, as did New Yorker Emmy Rossum (both she and Decker are filming television shows in L.A. this summer).

Finery cofounders Whitney Casey and Brooklyn Decker. 
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Casey shared the stat that women only wear 20 percent of what’s in their wardrobes because “you really can only inventory that much in your busy life. How are you also supposed to remember everything that you own? You have your three go-to outfits and that propagates not wearing the rest of

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Off-White, TheDoubleF Launch Capsule Collection

Off-White has teamed with Italian online retailer TheDoubleF to launch a capsule collection, which will be on sale on the e-commerce site from Wednesday.
Called TheDouble-OFF, the capsule consists of seven unisex pieces including a jacket, a hoodie, a sweatshirt, a T-shirt, a pair of jeans, as well as a hat and a belt, featuring details in the e-tailer’s signature teal green color.
“I started from the ‘TheDoubleF’ visual DNA to create a collection with a special crafted identity that relates to the Off-White core image,” said Off-White creative director and chief executive officer Virgil Abloh.
“We believe in synergies, a critical element to differentiate ourselves in a highly competitive market. So, who better than Virgil Abloh could inaugurate our series of exclusive collaborations?” TheDoubleF ceo Francesco Galli said, referring to the series of exclusive collaborations with high-end designers and brands to be developed in coming months.  “Off-White and TheDoubleF are two emerging brands with a disruptive DNA — the result is an explosive capsule collection.”
To promote the TheDouble-OFF capsule, TheDoubleF has tapped Milan-based photographer Piotr Niepsuj, who explored the theme of duality by working with two models and mirrors.
The capsule retails from 190 euros for the T-shirt to 1,400 euros for the jacket.
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Stalvey to Launch Men’s Accessories

A favorite accessory brand of Beyoncé and Gigi Hadid is going to be available for men.
Stalvey, an exotic skin accessories collection created by Jason Stalvey and popular with many female celebrities, will launch its first men’s collection for fall.
The inaugural lineup, which will include duffels, backpacks, caps and small leather goods, will be exclusive to Moda Operandi, an upscale e-commerce site that just expanded into men’s wear this month.
Stalvey, who has a background in science and medicine, launched his women’s line with Barneys New York in the fall of 2014, and it’s currently offered there as well as at The Webster, Harrods, Lane Crawford and other upscale retailers.
But while he’s made his mark in women’s wear, it’s actually men’s where he got his start.
Stalvey said that while his background wasn’t in fashion, he got into the business after being unable to find an alligator skin duffel bag that fit his needs. “I thought, it can’t be that hard,” he said. “Well, it was that hard.” But he stuck with it, found artisans in the U.S. and Italy that were able to work with exotic skins, and eventually created what he believed to be the perfect duffel. That led to him

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Frankies Bikinis to Launch RTW During L.A. Runway Show

Frankies Bikinis, the Los Angeles-based contemporary swimwear line founded five years ago by then-18-year-old Malibu native Frankie Aiello, is branching out into ready-to-wear. The collection, dubbed Aiello, will debut alongside Frankies Bikinis’ resort 2019 collection during a runway show in L.A. on June 21.
Aiello, now 23, said she chose to forgo showing at Miami Swim Week, which she has done for the past four years. “I feel like at this point I could show in Miami with my eyes closed. Now was the time to bring it back to my hometown and do something different,” she said. (Another 18-year-old designer, Gianna Caruso of Gigi G, will make her Miami Swim runway debut this year.) Frankies Bikinis sells in 200 retail doors worldwide including Kith, Selfridges, Diane’s Beachwear and Revolve.com, and Aiello will sell primarily on the Frankies’ e-commerce site.

Two Polaroids from the upcoming Frankies Bikinis RTW collection, which will debut during the resort 2019 runway show in L.A. on June 21. 
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The designer believes there are few rules to follow in fashion anymore, which is also the idea behind her rtw collection. “I cringe when I hear the words ‘beach cover-up.’ We wanted to detach ourselves from that and create

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Zac Posen Readies for Memorial Day Launch of New Uniforms for Delta

Zac Posen’s Memorial Day plans are all about travel, as he officially launches new uniforms for Delta.
The designer will be at LaGuardia Airport Monday afternoon with Delta staffers showing off their new attire, around the same time that a Singapore departure will be taking flight wearing his designs. In total, Posen and his team are suiting up 64,000 staffers. Lands’ End partnered on the project to handle the production, which included a wide range of sizing including petites and tall.
After the Memorial Day debut, Posen will board a plane to fly to Delta’s home city of Atlanta for the start of a whirlwind 48-hour cross-country tour that will feature fashion shows in-flight and in airports. He will also make stops in Minneapolis and Los Angeles.
Having done a considerable amount of “job shadowing,” Posen said the physicality of Delta employees’ work called for micro bacterial and stretch fabrics. Since January, he has taken 40 flights learning about employees’ lives and careers. “A lot of the cabin crews are lifers who have had incredible experiences traveling the world.” he said. “It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience to go from baggage check-in to ticketing at the counter to learning how to use the

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Zara Poised to Launch Augmented Reality App

ARTEIXO, Spain — Zara is looking to press home its growing focus on its omnichannel synergies to shoppers with the planned launch of an augmented reality app geared to its Studio Collection.
Dubbed Zara AR, and conceived by Self-Service cofounder and creative director Ezra Petronio, the shop-the-look app was unveiled in the chain’s pilot store area at the Inditex headquarters here on Tuesday. It will be introduced in 120 Zara flagships on April 18, for a period of two weeks.
After downloading the app and scanning a QR code, users point their smartphones at graphic signage markings on one of three dedicated points. Once activated, models Léa Julian and Fran Summers seemingly spring to life in seven- to 12-second sequences, parading looks from the line. They can be seen from the street, moving through an empty window, for instance, or Lilliputian size, twirling across the boxes used for online deliveries.
The app features a tool for sharing the experience on social media, encouraging users to take and submit photos of the holograms.
Beyond the surface retail-tainment value, the chain’s continued focus on customer-centric technology — the basis of its business model, as the pioneer of a fast-fashion concept built on a flexible, proximity-based supply chain — combined with its

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EXCLUSIVE: Gemfields and Muse Showroom Launch E-commerce Site to Sell Their Collaborations

Gemfields, one of world’s leading suppliers of responsibly sourced colored gemstones, is launching an e-commerce platform with partner Muse Showroom.
The partnership between the two began in 2016. Gemfields, which owns Fabergé and operates its own emerald mine in Zambia and ruby mine in Mozambique, wanted to create collections from its stones, and the Muse Showroom fine jewelry client base offered a way to collaborate and create pieces using them. Over the past few years, the collaboration has grown from brands exclusively at Muse to friends of the New York-based showroom and emerging designers as well.
Until now, the collections have been selling piecemeal at a variety of retail channels but Jennifer Shanker, founder of Muse Showroom, wanted a place to show the comprehensive assortment of charms, rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
“My goal was to curate a space that showcases the full breadth of beautiful pieces from the Gemfields x Muse collaborations,” Shanker said. “I wanted to give customers visibility and access to current and past collections, connecting them with stunning colored gemstones and talented designers in one easy, shoppable destination.”
The idea of a website had been on Shanker’s mind for several years but “…we didn’t want to compete with our retailers, but

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Phone home? 4G network to launch on the moon

You might not be able to access mobile phone coverage during your summer countryside getaway, but high-speed 4G connectivity will soon be available on the moon.
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Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

Amazon is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses, positioning it to directly compete with UPS and FedEx.
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The Mark Hotel to Launch Le Shop Online

VIRTUAL GIFT SHOP: The Mark Hotel, on Madison Avenue and 77th Street in New York, will launch its first e-commerce site, Le Shop, on Feb. 28.
The site — themarkhotel.com/leshop — will feature a collection of exclusive fashion collaborations and branded products.
Among the products that will be sold are The Mark pajamas ($ 250 for the top and $ 150 for the bottoms) designed by PYJ Paris; Lingua Franca sweater ($ 380), designed by Rachelle Hruska; The Mark T-shirts ($ 50) and The Mark robe ($ 125).
The lineup also includes playing cards ($ 35), cucumber eye pads ($ 10), yoga mat ($ 60) and a weekend bag ($ 450).
Rebecca Soloff, director of sales and marketing at The Mark, said, “We have been creating branded products and luxury experiences for guests of the hotel to enjoy as in-room amenities for quite some time. Guests and followers of the hotel often inquire about purchasing these signature products, and as so many of our guests are international, it will be important for us to provide availability beyond New York.”
She said they plan to introduce fashion collaborations, accessories and small luxuries on an active basis. She declined to give a first-year sales projection.
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Time’s Up: Stars launch anti-harassment group

Emma Stone and Natalie Portman are among hundreds of leading Hollywood women backing a new campaign to tackle sexual harassment.
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SpaceX prepares secret ‘Zuma’ satellite launch

SpaceX is preparing to send into space a satellite for the US government that is so secret the public cannot know even which branch of the administration commissioned the launch.
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Genny to Launch Children’s Wear Capsule Collection for Spring 2018

THE GENNY PRINCESS: Daughters often clamor to wear their mothers’ dresses and Genny is listening.
The brand’s creative director Sara Cavazza Facchini is delivering a children’s wear capsule collection in time for the holiday season, inspired by her daughter Angelica’s request for a range of dresses worthy of a grownup.
Cavazza Facchini has worked on a 30-piece lineup of children’s wear, named Genny Princess. The range reinterprets the brand’s signature elements of plissé and one-shouldered dresses that defines the brand’s aesthetics.
“I had been thinking about it for some seasons, now. I developed a range of occasion dresses, which also include three floor-length gowns,” explained Cavazza Facchini.

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Designed in bright hues such as blue, gold, tangerine and mint as well as more toned-down colors such as nude and off-white, the capsule collection will bow for spring 2018. The full offering will debut in Genny’s flagship stores worldwide from February. Prices range from 200 to 1,000 euros.
For the holiday season, starting from Monday, a selection of eight pieces from the Genny Princess collection will be available on genny.com.
The first children’s wear collection is produced by Swinger International, the Italian apparel manufacturing group which acquired Genny in February

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Apple delays launch of smart speaker

The HomePod will now go on release in early 2018 as the gadget still needs work, said Apple.
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Rebecca Taylor to Launch First Holiday Capsule Collection

Rebecca Taylor has your holiday dressing needs covered. The designer, known for her signature floral prints and romantic silhouettes with a dose of sophisticated edge, is launching an eight-piece holiday capsule collection Nov. 15 available exclusively at Rebecca Taylor boutiques and on rebeccataylor.com.
“I was feeling very nostalgic this season,” Taylor told WWD. “Going through the archives brought back a lot of great memories for me and I wanted to incorporate that into the holiday capsule while celebrating the evolution of the brand.”
She reimagined some of her favorite pieces with a fresh hand and celebratory spirit, including tulle skirts with crystal embellishment, a white blouse with Victorian eyelet detailing and a taffeta evening dress with glamorous ruffles. A quilted bomber jacket, high-waisted leather pants and plush sweater ground the collection with a sense of coziness. Pieces will range from $ 195 for black jeans to $ 1,295 for the leather pants.

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US rocket launch aborted after small plane enters airspace

The launch of the unmanned cargo ship from Virginia will be attempted again on Sunday morning.
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Stray plane forces last-minute space launch delay

A space launch has been aborted just moments before lift-off after a small aircraft strayed into the rocket’s hazard area.
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A space launch has been aborted just moments before lift-off after a small aircraft strayed into the rocket’s hazard area.
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From American Idol to American Powerhouse: How Kelly Clarkson Soared While Other Past Winners Failed to Launch

Kelly Clarkson, Success After American Idol“Catch my breath, no one can hold me back,” Kelly Clarkson once belted. “I ain’t got time for that.”
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Terre Jacobs to Launch Feel the Piece Plus-Size Line, FTP3

Contemporary sportswear designer Terre Jacobs is getting into the plus-size game, with an extension of her Feel the Piece line, called FTP3, launching for spring 2018. Jacobs, who launched Feel the Piece in 2010 at Saks Fifth Avenue, followed by the younger Tyler Jacobs line in 2012, said she’s sizing up the pieces in her regular line to make them flattering for curvy figures.
“My sister is a plus size, and she could never find cute clothes. And I would get tons of requests from women who are above a size 16. One of my staffers is actually a size 16, so she became our fit model,” said Jacobs, who is based in downtown Los Angeles. The silk striped camisole and duster she was wearing are also available in FTP3, which begins at size 16. (Feel the Piece comes in sizes XS to XL.) In addition to its signature cashmere sweaters, graphic T-shirts and off-the-shoulder modal tops, FTP3 uses French terry, eyelet, dark floral prints, rayon jersey and slub knits. Retail price points average at under $ 250.
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Canali to Launch Eyewear Line

MILAN — Canali SpA has inked a five-year licensing agreement with L’Amy America, part of International Luxury Group, to produce and distribute a luxury collection of sunglasses and ophthalmic frames. The collection will bow at Milan’s eyewear trade show MIDO next year and will be rolled out globally starting in March.
This is a first in terms of brand extensions for the Italian family-owned men’s wear group. General manager Stefano Canali underscored how this category in particular has “substantial content,” and stands out since it “frames the face.” The executive said finding the right partner was a priority and praised L’Amy for having Canali’s same “values and codes,” for the company’s use of first-rate materials and expertise, and its technology and craftsmanship.
He also noted that this is a first step in a strategy of extensions spanning over the next five years. “We are in no rush, we want to do things well.”
The rollout will be “well-calibrated. We don’t want to flood our stores with eyewear.” He emphasized how it was key for the product to reflect the quality of the brand, and was upbeat about the potential of eyewear for Canali. “There is room for a well-done product, that will help

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Dsquared2 to Launch Capsule Collection Against Online Bullying

MILAN — Dsquared2 founders and creative directors Dean and Dan Caten will launch a capsule collection in partnership with the cyber antibullying movement “Be Cool Be Nice.” A portion of the profits from the sale of the graphic lineup of apparel and accessories will go toward the foundation, which aims to stop online bullying of young adults and children.
“Online bullying is a powerful and scary issue that can have a lasting, negative impact on young people’s lives,” said Dean Caten. “We were bullied as kids and we understand how destructive it is,” added Dan Caten. The designers revealed they immediately joined the cause as “it’s important to give kids and teenagers who are forming their personalities space to discover themselves without judgment, criticism and hate.”
The capsule collection — which includes denim, sweatshirts, T-shirts, baseball caps, high-heeled sandals for women and sneakers for men — was conceived to channel “an attitude of strength, confidence and positivity.” Every item features the name of the foundation and the logo of the brand, contrasting the garment’s classic color palette of black, gray and white.

Dsquared2 x Be Cool Be Nice capsule collection. 
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L.K. Bennett to Launch RTW Collection With Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

BRITISH ALLIANCE: British high street label L.K. Bennett is joining forces with Preen by Thornton Bregazzi on a clothing capsule set to launch in October.
The 16-piece collection aims to blend Preen signatures such as asymmetric cuts and confident use of color with the timeless elegance and comfortable glamour L.K. Bennett is known for. It is inspired by the floral watercolors of Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, putting the focus on romantic, floral patterns, feminine shapes and bursts of colors.
Highlights include a handkerchief-hem dress and a cold-shoulder, dévoré wrap dress with pink accents.
British model Erin O’Connor stars in the campaign for the collection, posing in a chiffon and lace floral dress in an art gallery setting.
Prices range from 195 pounds for a sweater to 550 pounds for a sequin-and-crystal-filled lantern dress and the collection will drop online and at L.K. Bennett stores worldwide as of Oct. 5.

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Why this is the most unApple iPhone launch ever

This iPhone launch feels a bit muddled, a bit leaky, a bit, well, unApple.
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X Factor has lowest launch ratings since show began

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On the 10th anniversary of the smartphone’s launch, Apple will release its iPhone 8 at an exclusive event at its “spaceship” campus in California.
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Apple Confirms Sept. 12 Product Launch at New Headquarters

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Bloomingdale’s, Cotton Inc. to Launch 60-Second Shoppable Fashion Show

Get ready for one-minute fashion.
Cotton Inc. and Bloomingdale’s will launch the first 60-second shoppable fashion show. Hosted by lifestyle celebrity Kristin Cavallari, the fully interactive video will be available online at Who What Wear beginning Thursday, where shoppers can select outfits, access product information, share social media platforms and purchase items directly from the runway.
“Millennials and Generation Z — who we’re calling ‘Generation App’ — are seeking style and comfort in their clothing and convenience in their shopping experience, a combination that’s not always easy to find,” said Kim Kitchings, senior vice president of consumer marketing at Cotton Inc. She said in collaboration with Bloomingdale’s, they’re making quality fabric and fashion accessible in seconds, “and you have to attend Fashion Week to get the look.”
Cotton’s 60-second fashion show merges a runway experience directly to a shopping opportunity on their mobile phone, where this generation spends a great deal of time. Seven in 10 Generation Z consumers and eight in 10 Millennial consumers said they browse for clothing on their smartphones, significantly higher than that of consumers overall (58 percent), according to Cotton Inc.’s Lifestyle Monitor. The survey further revealed that 45 percent of Millennials prefer shopping online.
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Apple to Hold Product Launch Event on Sept. 12

Apple has scheduled a product announcement event on Sept. 12, according to people briefed on its plans, reinforcing expectations that the company will release new iPhones and a smartwatch ahead of the holiday season.
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Samsung Investors Await Note 8 Launch and Scandal Verdict

For Samsung Electronics, the launch this week of a new smartphone and a court ruling for its detained de facto leader may offer closure and clarity for a company rocked by two scandals over the past year.
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BBC Radio 4 to launch female-led panel show

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Zorpads Founders Launch Company, Look to Extend to Other Categories

REAL SHOE-INS: Graduating from Harvard Business School might cause some to want to kick off the shoes, but two recent alum looked at that tendency as an opportunity for a viable business. Sprung from what started as a school project, Zorpads, odor-eliminating inserts are being launched by cofounders Taylor Wiegele and Sierra Smith. The pair met at Harvard Business School, where both graduated from in May.
The $ 5 one-size-fits-all items are sold on the Zorpads site, and between 10,000 and 50,000 units are expected to be sold this year, according to Smith. Once stuck to the insole of a shoe, Zorpads are supposed to last for 60 wearings.
Extending the technology for a variety of types of shoes and for the interior of gym bags are areas being considered for future growth. Wiegele and Smith tested earlier versions at HBS, and finished as semi-finalists in Harvard’s New Venture Competition. That ranking helped to attract the attention of Rough Draft Ventures which is supporting Zorpads with funding and mentoring. RDV cofounder Peter Boyce II noted that the resources at HBS has proved to be a powerhouse for helping early stage founders in launching their startups, pointing to Dia & Co. and Rent The

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Trump Administration to Launch Probe of Alleged Chinese Technology Theft

The Trump administration announced plans to pressure China over alleged intellectual property theft, adding the threat of trade retaliation to an ongoing campaign seeking greater cooperation from Beijing in the North Korean nuclear crisis.
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NBA MVP Russell Westbrook to Talk Fashion at 92Y Book Launch With Rizzoli

WESTBROOK’S FAN BASE: The NBA’s two-time MVP award winner Russell Westbrook will be the first athlete to get the grilling from Fern Mallis at 92Y.
The stylish point guard will take to the stage Sept. 11 during New York Fashion Week. The Olympian will be talking up his new Rizzoli-backed book “Russell Westbrook: Style Drivers,” which is due out early next month. Westbrook teamed with artist Raymond Pettibon for the cover’s combo of sports and fine art. After brainstorming with Westbrook in March, Pettibon, an avid sports fans, wound up doing three different covers, the endpapers and chapter openers.
Admittedly, the Q&A is “somewhat of a departure and a little stretch” for Mallis, but she was game after Rizzoli’s publisher Charles Miers suggested the idea. She has also met the six-time NBA All-Star here and there at fashion shows. “We’ve run into each other in the city. I like him,” Mallis said. “And I grew up in a basketball family. I love basketball. Being a New Yorker, the Knicks are my team. But my dad was a basketball coach in his early youth, and my cousins were all [taller than] six feet and they played basketball.”
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Tesla to Sell $1.5 Billion in Debt Amid Launch of Model 3

Tesla will sell $ 1.5 billion in senior notes amid the launch of its Model 3 sedan, a week after the Silicon Valley auto maker’s chief executive said it faces ‘manufacturing hell.’
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Sofia Vergara to Launch Underwear Subscription Service

Sofia Vergara and Renato Black want to empower women via underwear.
The actress and entrepreneur, who are both from Colombia, have partnered to establish Eby, a subscription-based intimate apparel brand slated to go live on Sept. 25. They will donate a portion of sales to the Seven Bar Foundation, which fosters entrepreneurship among underprivileged women via micro financing.
“Eby is a social enterprise,” said Black, who has a background in micro finance, which provides small loans to women. Once they pay back their loans, that money is passed on to other women. “We are all about the empowerment of women and the vehicle is underwear. Ten percent of our proceeds will go toward small loans for women to start their own businesses and come out of poverty.”
Black said she pitched the idea to Vergara, who had an interest in shapewear and lingerie, and she was immediately intrigued. While Vergara serves as an ambassador for a multitude of brands — Ninja, Kmart and Pepsi, for example – this is her first such enterprise.
“When I met Renata she was developing this best-in-class underwear. I tried the product and it was better than any other underwear I’ve had. In our first meeting, Renata talked about exploring

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Ethical E-commerce Site Fashionkind to Launch Fine Jewelry Vault

With the launch of its first capsule collection, comprising 30 accessories, ready-to-wear and fine jewelry items from 11 designers worldwide, ethical e-commerce platform Fashionkind is moving toward expanding its offerings in the sustainable luxury space. Founded two years ago by former investment banker Nina Farran, Fashionkind curates sustainable luxury products from companies that give back to underserved societies and the environment.
The capsule collection includes exclusive pieces such as hand-painted jeans from Rialto Jean Project, sunglasses from Michael Nelson, bags from Khokho, as well as dinner-to-drinks apparel from Indego Africa and Colette Sol. Also included for the first time are five fine jewelry brands — Sandy Leong, Lola Fenhirst, Dana Bronfman, Tejen and Kimberlin Brown — which will be a part of the site’s fine jewelry “vault” launching in September. Prices range from $ 425 to $ 18,000 for a pair of grey and white diamond and recycled 18-karat gold drop earrings.
“I wanted to do something beyond one-offs that would go toward developing the collection and the brand,” said Farran. “After talking to brands such as Edun and Maiyet, we decided to make some changes to the site to better tell these stories. Traditional retailers may not be the ideal partners because these stories

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A. Sauvage to Launch Sportswear Collection After Moving Studio to L.A.

Adrien Sauvage, who established his men’s wear label A. Sauvage in London in 2010, has become the latest designer to decamp for Los Angeles, opening up a studio in Beverly Hills this summer.
“Basically I came here for Christmas holiday and I never went back,” said Sauvage, who said Robert Downey Jr. was among the first of his clients to encourage the move. Sauvage launched his line of contemporary suiting in Harrods, then opened his own shop on Bond Street, and today his made-to-measure pieces are also available online. He still travels back to London every eight weeks for his made-to-measure clients, but says the California lifestyle has inspired a new idea — a sportswear line due out in January.
“I surveyed the land of T-shirts. I thought two or three years ago the whole sportswear thing was going to go in the bin, but it’s still here. It’s even tweaked my own style a bit. My sportswear line is going to have a casual elegance, the whole seven days a week wardrobe. It’s perfect for getting on or off a plane,” he said. He is still exploring wholesale partners for the line.
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Devereux to Launch Swimwear for Resort

Devereux is plunging into the swimwear space.
The brand will expand its resort collection to include swimwear for the first time and will introduce a 15-piece collection to retailers at the trade shows this month. It will be offered to consumers in November.
Designer Robert Brunner focused the collection around two styles: the Amalfi swim trunk and the Bond board short. The Amalfi offers an elastic waistband, side pockets, a full lining and is made from a quick-dry fabric. The Bond board short has a snap button front, side pockets and also utilizes quick-dry fabric.
“I was determined to make a proper swimwear collection that was about fit, performance and quality. I spent the last couple of years developing swimwear in Portugal because I want to give our customer the craftsmanship and quality of a fine European garment,” Brunner said.

The swimsuits will retail between $ 115 and $ 135.

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Luisa Via Roma, Dilara Findikoglu Mark Launch of Capsule Collection in London

DILARA’S PROPAGANDA: Luisa Via Roma’s Andrea Panconesi headed to London Thursday night to mark the launch of an exclusive capsule with the emerging designer Dilara Findikoglu.
The Florence-based retailer fully embraced Findikoglu’s rebellious spirit for the evening, hosting a dinner in a grand room at East London’s Masonic Hall, complete with rock music and withered roses scattered on the dinner table.
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“We’ve always supported young designers since Day One, and Dilara presents the new generation, a very specific part of the young generation,” said Panconesi, chief executive officer at Luisa Via Roma.
The launch of the capsule, which currently consists of a red tracksuit set, will be followed by other products in the future. It is part of a new initiative by the Italian retailer called LVR Editions that kicked off on June 16.

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Each month, a different co-branded product will be on sale in a dedicated section of luisaviaroma.com. Sergio Rossi, Dolce & Gabbana and Superga are among the brands set to participate in the project.
“Luisa Via Roma [is] one of my biggest stockists. They ordered so much of the last collection,”

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Daniel Hechter to Launch Men’s Sportswear Line

Daniel Hechter is making a bigger play in the U.S.
The brand, which was started by Hechter as a women’s collection in 1962 and moved into men’s and children’s six years later, wants to broaden its reach with a sportswear collection it will present at New York Men’s Day on Monday. The line will launch exclusively with Macy’s in October.
“We saw this as an opportunity to bring a European brand to the U.S.,” said Mark Bushby, the men’s sales director at Daniel Hechter. “We thought there was a white space in the market for affordable, European designer product.”
According to Bushby, who was previously the men’s director at Calvin Klein Collection, the sportswear line is an attempt to make the entire lifestyle assortment more contemporary. The collection, which is designed in Paris, consists of shirts, sweaters, jerseys, pants, blazers, lightweight outerwear and leather pieces. The line retails from around $ 75 to $ 450.
Hechter is no longer involved with the line, which he sold to Miltenberger-Otto Aulbach GmbH in 1998. The collection is carried in 2,500 points of sale globally and the sportswear is licensed by Shanghai Shenda America LLC.
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Geller Readies Gustav von Aschenbach Launch

NEW YORK — Just call him Gustav.
Robert Geller’s new brand, which he will unveil Tuesday with a show during New York Fashion Week: Men’s, may have a mouthful of a name – Gustav von Aschenbach – but that’s in direct contrast to its style, which focuses on casual, oversize silhouettes with few embellishments.
“In my mind, that’s where men’s wear is going,” he said. “It’s about silhouettes and ease.”
Geller said he’d been “thinking about silhouettes for a long time” and felt he was finally ready to branch out.
The general shape of the silhouettes is “quite round,” he said, and the pieces are all manufactured in Japan from Japanese fabrics and are “more simple than Robert Geller.” There are no prints or patterns — although a couple of pieces have stripes. Linens and linen blends with “some synthetics mixed in” provide a worn-in aesthetic. There are oversize T-shirts and sweatshirts, cowl-neck anoraks, softly tailored topcoats and utilitarian jackets, “light and breezy pants” and shirts in “crunchy” fabrics. Knit bombers and cardigans as well as a few oversize canvas bags and sneakers round out the offering.
“The details are so simple, so the silhouette is important,” he said. “I want it to be very

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Bad Boy Entertainment to Launch Macy’s Pop-up

Bad Boy Entertainment is expanding into retail.
The record label, which was founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs, is producing the Heritage collection, a line of Bad Boy merchandise that will be exclusive to Macy’s.
To celebrate the new endeavor and the release of Combs “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” documentary, which is currently streaming on Apple Music, Macy’s will hold a pop-up at its 34th Street flagship in New York that will run for six weeks starting Wednesday, June 28. July 1 also marks the 20th anniversary of Combs’ first album, “No Way Out.”
“Bad Boy is about following your dreams,” said Combs. It only made sense for me to team up with Macy’s for our Heritage Collection. This collection represents a movement I started in 1993, when I was a dreamer. When you work hard and believe, your dreams can come true. Twenty five years later, I’m still dreaming. We’re still pushing forward. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.”
The pop-up will be stocked with Bad Boy graphic T-shirts, coach jackets, hats, hoodies, baseball and basketball jerseys, including the yellow style Bad Boy artist Notorious B.I.G. wore in his debut video “Juicy.” The collection, which retails from $ 28 to $ 88, will be sold at Macy’s locations nationwide.
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SNES Classic: Will Nintendo Learn From its Past Launch Mistakes?

I’m probably not the only old-school Nintendo fan with conflicting emotions today. On the one hand, the long-rumored/expected Super NES Classic was announced, and it sounds awesome! Two controllers, 21 games including several bona-fide all-time classics, and even the unreleased Star Fox 2. Yes!! On the other hand, Nintendo flat-out bungled the launch of the NES Classic, which was a gimme putt as far as system launches go. What should’ve been a uniting moment of universally celebrated nostalgia was instead a months-long slog of frustration, unceremoniously capped off by the quiet discontinuation of the NES Classic in April, assuring that many fans would never get their hands on the tiny trip down video game memory lane.

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Japan to launch self-navigating cargo ships ‘by 2025’

Artificial intelligence will plot the safest, most economical routes, and predict maintenance needs.
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Krammer & Stoudt to Launch Made-to-Measure

Krammer & Stoudt is bringing its aesthetic to the tailored clothing business.
The independent men’s brand that is known for blending Southwest and Southern California influences with an East Coast bent, is teaming with Brooklyn-based master tailor Martin Greenfield Clothiers on a made-to-measure suit program that will launch on June 1. Additionally, Krammer & Stoudt is working with Newark, N.J.-based Mitch Gambert on a line of custom shirts.
The initiative will offer imported fabrics chosen by the brand and is intended to appeal to men who are seeking a custom fit in unique fabrications.
“The Krammer & Stoudt client lives and breathes creativity,” said designer Michael Rubin. “In whatever his occupation, he is the visionary. He wants to look appropriately sharp, but also wants to express himself confidently in his sartorial choices.”
Krammer & Stoudt will host private appointments with customers and take the initial measurements and help them select the fabric, style and fit. Once an order is submitted, it will take about five weeks to receive a finished suit and two weeks to receive a finished shirt. A second appointment for final fitting and adjustments may be necessary.
The suits will retail between $ 1,600 and $ 2,400 and shirts will average $ 250.
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SpaceX burns rocket in comms satellite launch

SpaceX has successfully launched its heaviest satellite into orbit as part of a private mission for communications company Inmarsat.
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Project Womens, Coeur to Launch Home, Gift Market

RETAIL REINVENTION: Project Womens is on board with the lifestyle trend at retail, with a new concept set to debut on its show floor in August focused on home and giftable items.
The Coeur x Project Womens space is set to feature items from between 20 and 30 brands focused around apothecary, home, tech accessories and giftable items.
“We really feel that the retailers are looking for an added value for some lifestyle and gift items so Coeur was the perfect partner for us to launch this new concept area,” saidProject Womens vice president Kelly Helfman. “It’s just really where retail’s looking right now to add that sort of product to their everyday retail apparel stores, and so we listened to our buyers that are walking our show.”
Capri Blue, Lux/Eros, Los Poblanos and Esselle are among the brands confirmed to show in this new space.
A special buildout in the center of this marketplace, which will total about 3,000 square feet, will show retailers how the product can be incorporated in with their ready-to-wear and accessories within stores.
“It’s really a lot of point-of-purchase items, but I think it’s more about not just carrying these sorts of items near the register,” Helfman said.
The new

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Uber plans to launch flying taxis by 2020

Taxi-hailing app Uber has announced plans to introduce a flying taxi service in just three year’s time.
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Airbnb to Launch Humanitarian Division

Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia discusses the new division, as well as the furniture collection he designed with start-ups in mind.
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Young Royals Launch Global Academy, Take Part in Radio Talk Show

ROYALS ON THE RADIO: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Harry to launch a school called the Global Academy in West London on Thursday.
The royal trio headed to the school in Hayes, London, met with students and took part in a Heart radio breakfast show, broadcast from the Global Academy. The talk was held with students — and Spice Girl Emma Bunton — and focused on topics pertaining to mental health.
During the talk, the duchess said the first conversations about mental health should start when children are young. She suggested starting “these conversations from a much earlier age but through play, even if their language hasn’t yet developed.”
She also addressed loneliness: “Yes, it is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated but actually so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through. It is being brave enough…to reach out to those around you.”
Kate Middleton wore a red tailored skirt suit from Armani Collezioni.

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The Global Academy is a state school, launched by Global, a media and entertainment group, to train students in broadcast and digital media industries.
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Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Launch Mental Health Film Series

This is the kind of royal treatment mental health deserves.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are yet again lending their voice to those living with mental illness, this time with a 10-part film series through their mental health campaign Heads Together.

The initiative, which is called #OKToSay, features videos on the importance of speaking up for mental health. The goal is to encourage more people to start discussions around emotional well-being. Prince Harry is also participating in the project.

Attitudes to mental health are at a tipping point,” the royals said in a statement. “We hope these films show people how simple conversations can change the direction of an entire life. Please share them with your friends and families and join us in a national conversation on mental health in the weeks ahead.”

Each video showcases people with mental health issues as they talk about how acknowledging their condition helped them learn to accept and manage it. They also highlight stories about the person’s first time talking about mental health with a loved one. The conversations explore the importance of not staying silent when it comes mental illness.

The trio launched the new videos on Thursday right before World Health Day, which this year aims to focus on depression and the treatment gap for the disorder. Recent data from the World Health Organization found that depression rates have climbed 18 percent in the last decade. More than 300 million people globally experience the mental health condition, yet nearly half of them don’t get treatment.

Previous research suggests people may avoid seeking help due fear of shame from their peers. Public advocacy like William, Kate and Harry’s can help change that, according to experts.

Head on over to the Heads Together campaign’s website to watch the #OKToSay videos and learn more about the project.

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Launch CR7 Denim Line

Cristiano Ronaldo has expensive taste.
When the Real Madrid soccer player isn’t on the field, he likes to wear denim from Balmain, Givenchy and Dsquared2. But oftentimes, these brands don’t fit him off the rack. This dilemma was the starting point for CR7, his men’s denim brand that will be available in June.
“I don’t take myself too seriously, but I take what I do very seriously. So when I had the opportunity to launch my own denim line, I didn’t want it to be like any other line on the market,” Ronaldo said. “Inspired by what’s important to me, this collection is for more than just my fans. It’s for anyone who shares my values, who lives a limitless life and loves denim.”
It’s being produced and distributed by Uniti Fashion, a sourcing and manufacturing company founded in South Africa. The line is designed around the premise of comfort and high-fashion influences.
“We are doing more on a daily basis and we need clothes that can work for us,” said Henry Monsell, global marketing director for CR7. “With this line, we are showing Cristiano’s persona off the field and telling a story about his work ethic, discipline and loyalty.”
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Galeries Lafayette to Launch Rolf Ekroth Capsule

HYERES, HYERES: Showing its support for young designers, French department store Galeries Lafayette for the third year in a row has invited a fashion finalist from the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography to create a capsule to be sold in a selection of its stores.
Following in the footsteps of Louis-Gabriel Nouchi and Sophie Harand, Finland’s Rolf Ekroth has designed a unisex capsule of rain gear that will go on sale at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann in Paris in September, as well as in a handful of regional department stores operated by the retailer and its e-shop.
Housing four apparel designs and two sneakers, the line will be unveiled at the Hyères Festival’s upcoming edition in late April, in the “Formers” area of the Villa Noailles.
Ekroth, who started his career as a social worker then professional poker player, studied fashion at Helsinki’s Aalto University, making his way to the festival with a men’s wear collection inspired by golf.
Galeries Lafayette, a longtime sponsor of the festival, for the first time will announce its next guest designer at the event’s prize-giving ceremony on April 30.

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Microsoft, Sony Congratulate Nintendo on Switch Launch

In case you were unaware, Nintendo Switch launched today. Both Microsoft and Sony took the time to reach out and congratulate the company on a successful launch.

The official Xbox UK Twitter account went so far as to make a special mash-up graphic, combining iconic images and themes from both Nintendo and Xbox into one cool piece of art.

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Nintendo Switch launch games: The must-haves, the maybes and the probably nots

Nintendo Switch launch games: The must-haves, the maybes and the probably notsThe Nintendo Switch is here, and these are the games you’ll want to buy and avoid. Nintendo’s innovative home console/portable hybrid machine, the Switch, is finally here. We’ve put the system through its paces, and while the tech is impressive, the real reason to consider buying it is for the games themselves. The Switch arrived with only 10 launch games, a paltry list compared to the other consoles and handhelds that have released in the past decade or so.



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Bombas Partners With Authentic Brands to Launch Muhammad Ali-Inspired Socks

SOCK IT TO HIM: The sock maker Bombas and Authentic Brands Group, the owner of Muhammad Ali Enterprises, have linked up for a multiyear partnership to market the Muhammad Ali brand.
The prized athlete, activist and humanitarian died last summer at the age of 74.
Built on the policy that one pair of socks is donated to an underserved person for every pair purchased, Bombas has donated more than two million pairs of socks to date across the U.S. Cofounder David Heath said, “Muhammad Ali is not only an icon for his athleticism, but also for his charitable efforts. His devotion, perseverance and generosity have served as longtime inspiration for us, and we are proud to introduce a partnership that celebrates his greatness, both in the ring and in the community.”
The former heavyweight champion was also dogged about activism. He helped expedite the delivery of medical supplies to an embargoed Cuba, provided more numerous meals to the world’s impoverished and met with Saddam Hussein in 1990 to help secure the release of 15 U.S. hostages from Iraq.
The Muhammad Ali x Bombas collection will draw inspiration from iconic quotes, images and the personal style of “The Greatest of All Time.” The launch will be supported

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Google’s YouTube to Launch $35-a-Month Web-TV Service

Google’s YouTube on Tuesday unveiled a web-TV service that will offer a package of over 40 broadcast and cable channels for $ 35 a month, making the tech giant the latest entrant in a race to win over millions of consumers who are shifting away from traditional TV.
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T.J. Maxx Parent Company To Launch New Home Concept Brand Later This Year

TJX Corporations announced plans to launch a new home concept brand later this year, with the launch of four new stores.
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Chrissy Teigen Talks Diversity in Modeling, Calls Asians “Underrepresented” at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Launch

Chrissy TeigenThis swimsuit model is never shy about making waves.
Last night at the Sports Illustrated Swim 2017 launch party, Chrissy Teigen took a moment for some straight talk with E! News about…

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SpaceX postponed the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from a historic launchpad in Florida seconds before lift-off.

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Azzaro Kicks Off Anniversary Year With Launch of Capsule Collection

AZZARO RISING: Loris Azzaro began celebrations of its 50th anniversary with the presentation on Wednesday of a capsule collection designed by socialites Bianca Brandolini and Eugenie Niarchos.
Gabriel de Linage, chief executive officer of the Paris-based fashion house, said it was the first of five key events scheduled throughout the year, ahead of the planned relaunch of its women’s ready-to-wear collection in 2018.
In March, it plans to open its first men’s store in France in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district of Paris. This will be followed by a retrospective at an undisclosed location in May, to be accompanied by a book published by Editions de la Martinière.
The house is set to reveal soon a successor for Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejón, its former artistic directors who exited their roles in June after a three-year stint. In addition, it plans to launch a men’s capsule collection in the fourth quarter.
“We are trying to develop men’s and women’s in parallel. They are both very strong segments: men in particular thanks to the perfume, which is very well-known, and women’s fashion thanks to couture, which is at the heart of Azzaro,” de Linage told WWD.
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Jennifer Lopez, Giuseppe Zanotti Celebrate Shoe Launch at Neiman Marcus

ALL THAT GLITTERS: Neiman Marcus’ windows facing Wilshire Boulevard dazzled in the frosty night air Thursday and were hard to miss once the curtains dropped.
Jennifer Lopez’s arrival, running a little over an hour behind schedule, was cause for celebration among those braving the cold to see her and also signified the big window display unveil. Neiman’s four windows now contain a bedazzled array of some of Lopez’s memorable looks, including the plunging green silk chiffon number by Versace that she wore to the Grammys and a silver cutout dress by Charbel Zoe worn at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The sparkles were fitting as Lopez and Giuseppe Zanotti were on hand at the Beverly Hills store to mark the launch of their collection Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez. The line was introduced this month at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, among other retailers. The collection, which also includes two handbags, retails from $ 795 to $ 1,995.
“It’s easy to work [with her] because if you are close to the artist you have a deep connection,” Zanotti said.
The designer’s collaboration with Lopez is certainly not the first time he’s worked with a famous face, having designed custom shoes for Kim Kardashian,

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Adam Lippes to Launch Men’s Wear Collection on Matchesfashion

Adam Lippes is creating his first full men’s wear collection for luxury e-commerce site Matchesfashion.com.
According to Lippes, his original plan was to sell a small assortment of men’s wear on his e-commerce site, but after mentioning the line to the team at Matchesfashion, which sells his women’s collection, they became intrigued and started to work together on the assortment.
“My whole concept is a little fashion in men’s can go a very long way,” said Lippes, who added that during trunk shows many female customers ask about men’s wear. “These are seasonless clothes that the customer is going to live in. They aren’t fashion with a capital ‘f’ pieces that are going to be marked down.”
The 16-piece line, which Lippes is calling “ath-luxury,” includes knits made with a double-face Italian merino fabric, dress shirts in two lengths, T-shirts, casual cotton pants, wide cotton shorts and a sweatshirt. The collection, which retails from $ 95 to $ 390, comes in a neutral palette of powder blue, heather gray, navy, tobacco and white. It will be available on Matchesfashion.com and Adamlippes.com on Jan. 26.
This isn’t the first time Lippes has designed for men. His first line, Adam+Eve, which he launched in 2004 and later sold, produced

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Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Women’s – B Width Size 11-B Color Hollyhock/Nightlife/Black

Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Women’s – B Width Size 11-B Color Hollyhock/Nightlife/Black


Rocket through runs in this streamlined, neutral women’s running shoe. The DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your size and speed for amazing energy return, the midfoot is shaped for fast heel-to-toe transitions, and added rubber in the forefoot gives you extra-springy push-off. Plus, the ultra light upper maximizes ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry. It all comes together in these women’s running shoes to make for fun, comfortable, and out-of-this-world runs. BioMoGo DNA Midsole – Cushioning that dynamically adapts to every step and stride Midfoot Transition Zone and Segmented Crash Pad – Create fast heel-to-toe transitions Blown Rubber in the Forefoot – For extra-springy toe-off New 3D Fit Print – Applies strategic stretch and structure for an impeccable fit Air Mesh Fabric – Ensures maximum ventilation and manages moisture to keep feet cool and dry Shoe Category : Energize Support Level : Neutral Arch : Medium, High Platform : Universal Platform DNA Layout : BioMoGo DNA Layout Midsole Drop : 10mm Surface : Road/Track Weight : 7.9 oz Size 11-B Color Hollyhock/Nightlife/Black
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Louis Vuitton, UNICEF Launch #Makeapromise Day

GOOD CAUSE: Louis Vuitton is to launch its first #makeapromise day on Jan. 12 in partnership with the United Nation’s Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, to raise funds for children in urgent need.
The initiative comes a year after the luxury brand embarked on the charitable project with an initial three-year global partnership with the UNICEF fund.
During this day, some 12,000 Louis Vuitton sales associates in 460 Louis Vuitton stores worldwide will pitch the partnership and promote the sales of the Silver Lockit jewelry items, with $ 200 from each sale of the $ 600 pendant and $ 500 bracelet donated to UNICEF. An offer will be made that day for those who purchase two Silver Lockits items in all Louis Vuitton stores and on louisvuitton.com.
The event will be held in tandem with a campaign where clients will be encouraged to come accompanied with someone close to make a “pinky promise” and to share their promise online with a hashtag #makeapromise. Vuitton staff is also inviting clients to make direct donations online throughout the year and especially during emergencies.
Since January 2016, the partnership has helped raise $ 2.5 million to help bring children life-saving humanitarian support in Syria and Nigeria.
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HOT HOT HEAT: Owen Zhang is a self-professed lover of the outdoors.
After getting his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the The University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Zhang traveled home to Shenzhen, China to launch Meltpartners, a company that manufactures and retails outdoor sporting goods. In 2014, he linked with a company there called Heacket — a play on the words “heat” and “jacket” — and together the two set out to create “the world’s most durable heated jacket.”
Two years later, a new line of jackets is ready for its debut. The Heacket team has set up an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to test the market, where interested buyers can preorder the style at a discounted price.
WWD received an early sample of the jacket, a chic navy blue style with a generous hood, red contrast zipper detailing and a wind and water-resistant outer shell. The jacket is also offered in pink and black in a range of sizes for men and women. There are four battery-operated controlled heating zones — both battery and charger are included with purchase — and the jacket takes three seconds to warm up.
Zhang emphasized that the jacket is meant for active lifestyles and can be

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Roc-A-Fella Records Cofounder Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke to Launch 14 Capsule Collections Nationwide

Kareem “Biggs” Burke is executive producing a new type of project.
The cofounder of Roc-A-Fella records is overseeing the simultaneous drop of 14 Roc96 collections at 14 specialty stores throughout the U.S. starting in December. Each collection is inspired by a different song from “Reasonable Doubt,” Jay Z’s debut album that turned 20 this year.
“I was trying to do one drop a month and obviously there are 14 songs and there aren’t 14 months in a year, so we decided to consolidate it,” said Burke, who tasked his design team with thoroughly listening to the album before creating the collection. The line, which retails from $ 25 to $ 145, features T-shirts, hoodies, hats, beanies and reprinted “Reasonable Doubt” cassettes. The assortment has graphics and messaging that riff off of lyrics from the classic album.
The Foundation Showroom is handling the distribution of the collection, which will be available on Dec. 4, Jay Z’s 47th birthday, at the following stores: Social Status locations in Pennsylvania and North Carolina; A Ma Maniere in Atlanta; Feature in Las Vegas; Woodstack in Brooklyn; Politics in New Orleans; Creme in Norfolk, Va.; Xhibition in Cleveland; Corporate in Cincinnati; Ubiq in Philadelphia; Concepts in Manhattan and Boston; Soho Gallery in

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Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Men’s – D Width Size 14-D Color Black/RiskRed

Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Men’s – D Width Size 14-D Color Black/RiskRed


Rocket through runs in this streamlined, neutral men’s running shoe. The DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your size and speed for amazing energy return, the midfoot is shaped for fast heel-to-toe transitions, and added rubber in the forefoot gives you extra-springy push-off. Plus, the ultra light upper maximizes ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry. It all comes together in these men’s running shoes to make for fun, comfortable, and out-of-this-world runs. BioMoGo DNA Midsole – Cushioning that dynamically adapts to every step and stride Midfoot Transition Zone and Segmented Crash Pad – Create fast heel-to-toe transitions Blown Rubber in the Forefoot – For extra-springy toe-off New 3D Fit Print – Applies strategic stretch and structure for an impeccable fit Air Mesh Fabric – Ensures maximum ventilation and manages moisture to keep feet cool and dry Shoe Category : Energize Support Level : Neutral Arch : Medium, High Platform : Universal Platform DNA Layout : BioMoGo DNA Layout Construction : Stroebel Midsole Drop : 10mm Surface : Road/Track Weight : 9.8 oz Size 14-D Color Black/RiskRed
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Yanina Couture to Launch Ready-to-Wear Pieces for 2017

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Moscow-based couturier Yulia Yanina made her first-ever trip to Los Angeles this week to show off her fall collection. While her ethereal embroidered tulle and mesh gowns have been worn by Gigi Hadid, Gwen Stefani, Emma Roberts, Kate Hudson, Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson and Sophie Turner, among other stars, Yanina had so far only met a few of them in person. She has had rendezvous with several movie stars at the Cannes Film Festival, which she attends every year.
“Los Angeles is not what I thought it would be like, but I find the people here so friendly,” she said from her room at Chateau Marmont, surrounded by her birds of paradise and Russian love letter-themed collections. The designer, clad in a black satin embroidered coat dotted with ostrich feathers, which she paired with boyfriend jeans and mules, seemed to fit right in with the high-low vibe in Hollywood. Along with her daughter Daria, whom she sends to the States for celebrity fittings, she spoke of her inspirations, namely the romance of Imperial Russia. The skirts of several gowns were embroidered with skylines of St. Petersburg and profiles of Alexander Pushkin and his wife and muse Natalya,

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Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Women’s – B Width Size 6.5-B Color Black/White

Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Women’s – B Width Size 6.5-B Color Black/White


Rocket through runs in this streamlined, neutral women’s running shoe. The DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your size and speed for amazing energy return, the midfoot is shaped for fast heel-to-toe transitions, and added rubber in the forefoot gives you extra-springy push-off. Plus, the ultra light upper maximizes ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry. It all comes together in these women’s running shoes to make for fun, comfortable, and out-of-this-world runs. BioMoGo DNA Midsole – provides custom comfort Heel Segmented Crash Pad – for soft landings and smooth transitions Full-length Cushsole – adds cushion and flexibility Air mesh upper keeps the air moving so your feet stay cooler Synthetic overlay materials add no-sew support Arch: Medium, High Weight : 7.9 oz Size 6.5-B Color Black/White
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Genny to Launch Capsule Collection With Bergdorf Goodman, Plans U.S. Expansion

More than five years after Swinger International relaunched the Genny label, the company is amping up its focus on the American market.
Creative director Sara Cavazza Facchini and Swinger chief executive officer Mathias Facchini flew in from Italy to meet with media and a few key prospective clients Monday at Spring Place.
In addition to the Art Deco-inspired spring collection, the company was previewing its new capsule collection, which will make its debut on Bergdorf Goodman’s sixth floor this week. A sleek long white coat, a black plunging V-neck jumpsuit with embroidered silver beading, a pale lavender skirt with a molded jacket and pale blue faille coupe dress with a coordinating jacket are among the options. The 12 or 13 offerings are geared for special occasions and cocktail parties as well as for after-work options for chic businesswomen, the creative director said. Dresses retail from $ 850 to $ 1,350, jackets and coats are $ 1,400 to $ 1,800 and pants and skirts are $ 450 to $ 1,000.
The fact that many Genny shoppers in Europe are visiting from the U.S., especially California and New York, was impetus to increase its U.S. distribution, she said. The label has 100 concept stores and four freestanding ones. In September, Genny

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Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Men’s – D Width Size 10-D Color Black/PrimerGrey/Lime

Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Men’s – D Width Size 10-D Color Black/PrimerGrey/Lime


Rocket through runs in this streamlined, neutral men’s running shoe. The DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your size and speed for amazing energy return, the midfoot is shaped for fast heel-to-toe transitions, and added rubber in the forefoot gives you extra-springy push-off. Plus, the ultra light upper maximizes ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry. It all comes together in these men’s running shoes to make for fun, comfortable, and out-of-this-world runs. BioMoGo DNA Midsole – Cushioning that dynamically adapts to every step and stride Midfoot Transition Zone and Segmented Crash Pad – Create fast heel-to-toe transitions Blown Rubber in the Forefoot – For extra-springy toe-off New 3D Fit Print – Applies strategic stretch and structure for an impeccable fit Air Mesh Fabric – Ensures maximum ventilation and manages moisture to keep feet cool and dry Shoe Category : Energize Support Level : Neutral Arch : Medium, High Platform : Universal Platform DNA Layout : BioMoGo DNA Layout Construction : Stroebel Midsole Drop : 10mm Surface : Road/Track Weight : 9.8 oz Size 10-D Color Black/PrimerGrey/Lime
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Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Men’s – D Width Size 10-D Color Alloy/Black/White

Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Men’s – D Width Size 10-D Color Alloy/Black/White


Rocket through runs in this streamlined, neutral men’s running shoe. The DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your size and speed for amazing energy return, the midfoot is shaped for fast heel-to-toe transitions, and added rubber in the forefoot gives you extra-springy push-off. Plus, the ultra light upper maximizes ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry. It all comes together in these men’s running shoes to make for fun, comfortable, and out-of-this-world runs. BioMoGo DNA Midsole – Cushioning that dynamically adapts to every step and stride Midfoot Transition Zone and Segmented Crash Pad – Create fast heel-to-toe transitions Blown Rubber in the Forefoot – For extra-springy toe-off New 3D Fit Print – Applies strategic stretch and structure for an impeccable fit Air Mesh Fabric – Ensures maximum ventilation and manages moisture to keep feet cool and dry Shoe Category : Energize Support Level : Neutral Arch : Medium, High Platform : Universal Platform DNA Layout : BioMoGo DNA Layout Construction : Stroebel Midsole Drop : 10mm Surface : Road/Track Weight : 9.8 oz Size 10-D Color Alloy/Black/White
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Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Men’s – D Width Size 14-D Color Anthracite/Blue

Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Men’s – D Width Size 14-D Color Anthracite/Blue


Rocket through runs in this streamlined, neutral men’s running shoe. The DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your size and speed for amazing energy return, the midfoot is shaped for fast heel-to-toe transitions, and added rubber in the forefoot gives you extra-springy push-off. Plus, the ultra light upper maximizes ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry. It all comes together in these men’s running shoes to make for fun, comfortable, and out-of-this-world runs. BioMoGo DNA Midsole – provides custom comfort Heel Segmented Crash Pad – soft landings and smooth transitions Full-length Cushsole – adds cushion and flexibility Air mesh upper keeps the air moving so your feet stay cooler Synthetic overlay materials add no-sew support Arch: Medium, High Weight : 9.8 oz Size 14-D Color Anthracite/Blue
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Pearl Izumi Launch Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey – Men’s Size M Color ShadowGrey/LimeHex

Pearl Izumi Launch Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey – Men’s Size M Color ShadowGrey/LimeHex


The asymmetrically styled Launch Men’s Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey with its non-zippered design, is Pearl Izumi’s choice for more aggressive trail riding. Transfer fabric provides moisture management V-neck collar design Sublimated graphics on selected panels Hidden optical cloth Fit : Loose Fabric: 100% polyester Size M Color ShadowGrey/LimeHex
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Later to Launch? Why Couples Should Get Married Later…

So, the other day, I felt like a total adult. Like, so adulty, that it made me feel uncomfortable. Why? Well, my hus and I took a long overdue trip to the attorney’s office to sign our wills, health care proxies, and other important documents so that we could protect our kids from any additional anguish should the worst case scenario become a reality. Wouldn’t you say that I am officially an adult? I know! Right? Ugh. It was a tough day, but necessary!

The reason I’m writing about this? Well, Mr. Attorney said something to me that I couldn’t shake in regards to when my kids should have access to their trusts (when we actually have $ $ to give them!). He said that age 35 is the new 25. What does that mean? Well, depending on how my kids develop (and who they develop into), giving them access to a decent sum of money without a chaperone (the executor), could be a mistake. I mean… Who’s to say that my future, 25 year-old daughter wouldn’t blow it on shoes or, gulp, drugs, instead of a wedding or down payment??? Right? When I went to fight him on this point, he said that “kids these days are later to launch…” That phrase totally stopped me (and my argument) dead in my tracks. Why? Because he’s right!

I’m in my late 30s, and my parents and most of my friends’ parents got married and had kids by 25(ish). Seems totally insane, right? Seriously, I couldn’t even imagine having a kid in my 20s, let alone being responsible for his/her well-being! And, when you look at the trend as far as age in relation to weddings these days, people are getting married later in their lives because, they are later to launch! They are leaving their parents homes later, they are settling into their careers later, they are finding love later. So, it makes sense that they are getting married later. And later is better for a lot of reasons. Why?

1. You’re done weeding. Huh? You’re done weeding out the bullshit. You’ve dated and dated, and now you know what you want. Gone are the days of sowing oats… Now, you’re aged to perfection, and you only want one oat to sow.

2. In the same way you know what you want in a partner, you have a better understanding of what your wedding will look like. More of what you want, less of what other people want, and most likely, more of your own money. You begin to think practically and take responsibility for that practicality.

3. Perspective. Yup! My favorite word. You care more about the person you’re going to marry, and your life after the wedding, than the wedding itself. I mean, you’re excited about your wedding day, but it’s not the only day you will look back on fondly… Especially when you have your whole lives to look forward to!

4. It’s not your parent’s wedding, it’s yours, and the people on the “A” list are on the only list. Not to mention, they actually want to be there. An added bonus? You know everybody who’s coming.

5. You’re used to yourself, and you like who you’ve become. No more “faking it until you make it”. Or settling. You’d rather be alone than settle for the wrong dude (or lady).

So, later to launch…? Okay Mr. Attorney, I understand what you’re saying, and now that I’ve had time to let it marinate, I’m going to rest my case.

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Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Women’s – B Width Size 12-B Color Black/White/IceGreen

Brooks Launch 3 Racing Running Shoe – Women’s – B Width Size 12-B Color Black/White/IceGreen


Rocket through runs in this streamlined, neutral women’s running shoe. The DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your size and speed for amazing energy return, the midfoot is shaped for fast heel-to-toe transitions, and added rubber in the forefoot gives you extra-springy push-off. Plus, the ultra light upper maximizes ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry. It all comes together in these women’s running shoes to make for fun, comfortable, and out-of-this-world runs. BioMoGo DNA Midsole – provides custom comfort Heel Segmented Crash Pad – for soft landings and smooth transitions Full-length Cushsole – adds cushion and flexibility Air mesh upper keeps the air moving so your feet stay cooler Synthetic overlay materials add no-sew support Arch: Medium, High Weight : 7.9 oz Size 12-B Color Black/White/IceGreen
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Kendall and Kylie Jenner to Launch Kendall + Kylie Handbags

It’s probably an understatement to say that the ubiquitous Jenner sisters are on a roll, but the youngest members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan are staking more of a claim in the fashion landscape with the addition of handbags to their contemporary label Kendall + Kylie.
Set for a fall debut at major luxury retailers and specialty shops worldwide, including Bloomingdale’s, Holt Renfrew, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, the collection comprises 18 styles priced from $ 75 to $ 450 retail.
The overall aesthetic is both clean and sophisticated, and definitely aspirational, both for younger fans emulating the sisters’ style, and for the bags themselves, which borrow some style cues from some of the Jenners’ favorite luxury labels. The styles — two of which are purse charms — represent both Kendall’s feminine tomboy look, and Kylie’s streetwear edge. There’s a sleek pebble leather backpack, a clean satchel style, a mini bucket bag and an oversized clutch. The sisters’ inspiration came from some of their favorite travel destinations, including Big Sur, Tokyo and London.
“Bags are definitely a must-have accessory; they can take your outfit to a whole new level,” said Kendall. “Our handbag collection is super modern and pairs really well with pieces from our ready-to-wear

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3X1 Celebrates Le Mani’s U.S. Launch with In-Store Handloom

Berto, an Itialian mill, is introducing its handloom denim brand, Le Mani, in the U.S.
To celebrate the launch, 3X1 will host a handloom from the Italian mill in its Mercer Street store starting today through Nov. 16.
Shoppers will be able to see the process of making handloomed denim and only three yards of denim can be created each day. Ten pairs of the handloomed denim, which ranges from $ 1,525 to $ 2,200 and comes in a dark and medium indigo, will be available to 3X1 customers.

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Overwatch Ready for Launch – Playing the Overwatch Closed Beta

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Uniqlo and Lemaire Have a Winning Weekend Launch

Already committed to making the Uniqlo and Lemaire collaboration more than a one-season wonder, Uniqlo has added production runs for fall in advance of holiday sales.
Lines formed outside Uniqlo’s three Manhattan stores for Friday morning’s launch and some stores sold out of select items by lunchtime, according to Justin Kerr, director of merchandising. There were also lines intermittently throughout the weekend as stock was replenished, and a velvet rope was set up in the SoHo store to keep everyone orderly.
“It was our best example of how high the demand was. With this launch, we put up a special landing page 30 days before. It received such a strong reception from so many different people. We were really excited to see so much engagement before the collaboration started. That carried through to the online sales,” Kerr said. “We launched it at midnight on Thursday, and by 8 a.m. Friday there were very exciting results even in those eight hours when everyone was presumably sleeping. Some must have missed some sleep to order Lemaire.”
Knitwear and outerwear were the strongest categories, with a $ 170 cashmere blended robe coat and a $ 70 cashmere blend square sweater being two bestsellers. An assortment of the 31-piece

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Gaultier Hits Tokyo to Launch Japan Apparel Collection

Jean Paul Gaultier held court at the French embassy in Tokyo on Wednesday to launch his collection for Japanese retail giant Seven & i Holdings. The project is Gaultier’s first fashion foray outside couture since he discontinued his own pret-a-porter line last year.
The designer said he was overwhelmed by the work involved in producing luxury ready-to-wear and the need to churn out several collections a year.
“I wanted to concentrate on what I like. What do I like? To make couture. To make pret-a-porter also, but not like the way it is now, because now you have to make pre-collection, cruise, all that, you know, which is a lot a lot of demand. And it doesn’t really stop…which is not good, because we have no time to think,” Gaultier told a press conference. “So I prefer to be free of that, and to make some capsules and some experiences and some new adventures that give me more freedom. And in that way I feel more free and more energetic and a little more excited.”
The line, called Jean Paul Gaultier for Sept Premieres, goes on sale Wednesday online and at Seibu and Sogo department stores and Ito Yokado general stores across Japan.

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Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe

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Supra Marks Noiz Shoe Launch With First Print Campaign

To mark the launch of the Noiz, its new lifestyle sneaker, Supra, which was recently acquired by K-Swiss Global Brands, is introducing its first print campaign.
Titled, “Always on the Run,” the ad features skater Boo Johnson wearing the Noiz. The print campaign, which will kick off this week, coincides with a microsite and an Instagram initiative where Supra ambassadors, including photographer Humza Deas, Australian street artist Meggs, filmmaker Sergi Castellà and chef Michael Voltaggio, create their own branded content. Fans can submit photos and videos using the #AlwaysOnTheRun hashtag and the handle @SupraFootwear for a chance to win the Noiz sneakers or a free trip to New York.
“There is no one that’s more of a creative and independent spirit than the skateboarder,” said Robert “Cape” Capener, Supra’s brand president. “They are constantly on the move and have an insatiable curiosity about what’s around the corner.”
According to Capener, this campaign marks the beginning of a much larger 2016 plan, which will include celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary and a larger global push. And despite the change in ownership, Supra’s ethos remains the same, Capener said.
“From day one, we’ve said that Supra was born from skate and we are going to stick

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Pearl Izumi Launch MTB Glove – Men’s Size S Color Black

Pearl Izumi Launch MTB Glove – Men’s Size S Color Black


The Pearl Izumi Launch Men’s MTB Glove is the go to choice for mountain bikers looking for a lightweight glove. 1:1 Glove fit maximizes finger dexterity for shifting and braking Synthetic leather is soft and durable Silicone screened finger tips for a performance grip Soft, low-profile wiping surface on thumb Fabric : Back: 35% airprene 26%nylon 20% polyester 15% synthetic leather 4% spandex ; Palm: 90% synthetic leather 10% airprene Note : There is no padding in the palm, photos are incorrect Size S Color Black
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Shay Mitchell, Kohl’s Launch Ath-leisure Line

“PRETTY LITTLE LIARS” STAR LAUNCHES LINE WITH KOHL’S: Move over, Kate Hudson and Carrie Underwood. “Pretty Little Liars” star Shay Mitchell is the latest actress to step onto the ath-leisure playing field.
Mitchell inked a deal with Kohl’s to launch Fit to Wander, a collection of sports bras, graphic Ts, fashion tanks and leggings retailing from $ 24 to $ 48, for the back-to-school season. “The line speaks to my personal philosophy of embracing all that life has to offer and being the best you can be, whatever your passions,” said Mitchell. Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief merchandising and customer officer, added, “It embodies Shay’s adventurous spirit and fashion savvy.” The line offers details such as leggings with adjustable waistbands that can be worn up high for more coverage or folded down for a low-rise look, strategic seams and panels that flatter the figure, extended bust bands on bras to reduce garment shifting and chafing, and racer back straps for a full range of motion. The leggings and sports bras are made from Wandertech, a polyester-Spandex blend with sweat wicking and a 4-way stretch. The other pieces are made from baby French terry and cotton/rayon for maximum draping and comfort. Mitchell is repped by

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P.J. Salvage on Track to Launch Intimates, Boost Kids’ Offering

Lounge and sleepwear brand P.J. Salvage is set to launch intimates and is also preparing for a re-set of its kids’ offering under new parent Delta Galil Industries Ltd.
P.J. Salvage’s parent, Loomworks Apparel, was acquired for an undisclosed sum by the Tel Aviv-based firm in a deal revealed this month. The transaction is expected to close Friday.
Nothing changes operationally as a result of the deal and P.J. Salvage headquarters will remain in Irvine, Calif., P.J. Salvage chief executive officer Peter Burke said.
“The whole acquisition by Delta certainly opens up a whole new world for us as far as worldwide distribution and production,” Burke said.
The company thinks there’s room in the market for its assortment of bralettes, bandeaux, thongs, hipsters, shorts and kimonos — some of which can be mixed and matched with casual day looks.
“P.J. Salvage has a really strong brand following worldwide and the time is right for us to launch intimates,” Burke said. “We’re not trying to compete against a lot of the other brands putting out a basic lace, thong and panty.”
The collection includes roughly 30 stockkeeping units priced at retail, come February, between $ 18 and $ 70.
Within the intimates line will be a bridal collection aimed at the

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Jos. A. Bank Veteran to Launch Online Men’s Business

A new player is poised to enter the men’s wear scene.
Steve Marshall, the former divisional vice president of merchandising for Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., has teamed with some of his co-workers at the Hampshire, Md.-based chain to create Wilkes & Riley.
The business, which will launch in November as an online play, will offer a full collection of men’s wear, from tailored clothing and furnishings to sportswear.
“Retail has been in my blood since I was a kid,” Marshall told WWD. He started his career at Bugle Boy and moved on to Merry Go Round before joining Jos. A. Bank in 1999.
Marshall said he was offered the opportunity to remain with Bank by its new owners, Men’s Wearhouse, which purchased the business for $ 1.8 billion last year, but didn’t want to relocate to California, where the corporation is headquartered. So he opted instead to remain in Maryland and use the skills he had acquired over the years in sourcing and merchandising to open a new company.
Wilkes & Riley will be self-financed and Marshall said he has some other investors as well.
“I always wanted to run my own company and be the head of the ship,” he said. “Jos. A. Bank was a

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Mary Katrantzou, Adidas Launch Second Capsule Collection

EIGHTIES EDGE: “I’m an Eighties baby, and it was amazing to just go back and look at all of these aerobics classes and the Seoul Olympics and just take symbols from that,” said Mary Katrantzou at the launch party in London for her second capsule collection for Adidas Originals. “We started thinking about symbolism and how we can take that within the context of Adidas. But also the silhouettes — there are little tennis dresses and diving suits and track tops so I thought that was a fun spin on the idea of symbols.” The party took place on the rooftop of Snap Studios in East London, with totem poles made by Katrantzou and the prop designer Richard Storey and adorned with the designer’s prints.
Katrantzou used collages made from sports items including a stopwatch, a tennis racket and a badminton shuttlecock for the 24-piece collection. Pieces include a structured T-shirt adorned with patches and crystals, a reversible varsity jacket, a crepe tank dress, leggings, tracksuit bottoms, boyfriend T-shirts, boy shorts, jersey swimsuits and footwear. Katrantzou also put a holographic spin on footwear with bold patterns and floral jacquards.
Prices range from 70 euros, or $ 76, for a graphic print tank to

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Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe

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Novation – Launch Control MIDI Controller Pad Value Pack w/Ableton: Live 9 – Upgrade from Live Lite LE

Novation – Launch Control MIDI Controller Pad Value Pack w/Ableton: Live 9 – Upgrade from Live Lite LE


Novation – Launch Control MIDI Controller PadLaunch Control is a robust, compact controller with 16 assignable knobs and eight pads – ideal for hands-on control of your mixer, instruments and effects. Designed to partner with Novation Launchpad, Launch Control works with all major music software and with your iPad. Use Launch Control’s pads to fire off samples while you use the knobs to tweak filters, levels, and effects controls. Features: Launchpad’s Perfect PartnerNovation Launchpad has changed the way musicians produce and perform music, with instant access to a 64-pad grid of buttons. Launch Control adds 16 knobs, enabling you to transform performances and studio workflow and another eight three colour Launchpad pads. Get hands-on control of devices in Ableton Live and other software to control, fine-tune, tweak, and express yourself in real time. Launch Control and iPadUse the Launchpad app with Launch Control on your iPad to trigger samples and effects, letting you produce and perform music straight away. Launch Control connects direct to your iPad with the Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included) and it’s powered by the iPad. Control major music softwareLaunch Control works with all major music software on Mac and PC and is fully class-compliant, controlling MIDI-compatible software like Cubase, Reason, Logic and FL Studio with no need for drivers. And both Ableton Live Lite and an extensive Loopmasters sample pack are included. Up to 448 controls! Launch Control doesn’t just give you 16 knobs and eight launch pads. Eight factory and eight user templates allow you to instantly take control of multiple instruments and effects without remapping, whatever your software. Ableton – Live 9 – Upgrade from Live Lite LEMove up to Live 9 Standard. Inspire your creativity with more features, sounds and possibilities. Live 9 Standard includes: Unlimited tracks and scenes – Expand the canvas for your creativity with unlimited audio and MIDI tracks and unlimited scenes – as many as your computer’s CPU can handle. Audio to MIDI – Live 9’s Harmony, Melody, and Drums-to-Midi tools can extract natural-feeling MIDI directly from your favorite music. The latest effects – Get the sound you want with professional grade effects such as the Glue Compressor, Dynamic Tube, EQ Eight, Vocoder, and many more. More sounds – Live 9 Standard comes with 11 GB of production-ready sounds – providing everything from pianos to vintage drum machines, sampled loops and more. More inputs and outputs – Live 9 Standard allows for up to 128 audio input and output channels as well as 12 send and return tracks. Record the whole orchestra and go wild with effects. External Instruments and Effects – Use everything you’ve got in your studio and control it from within Live. Easily integrate hardware synthesizers and effects into your projects.

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Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe

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Path of Exile: The Awakening Launch Trailer

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Critical acclaim accompanies this trailer celebrating the coming of Path of Exile’s fourth act.
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Tales from the Borderlands Episode Three Launch Trailer

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The third installment “Catch A Ride” expands the Telltale adventures series Tales from the Borderlands.
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Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe

Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe


Happy rolling always starts with a good Launch. The Heelys Launch skate shoe features a classic skate design with a canvas upper, lace closure, mesh lining, durable gum rubber outsole, and FATS low profile wheel with ABEC 1 bearings.
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Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe

Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe


Happy rolling always starts with a good Launch. The Heelys Launch skate shoe features a classic skate design with a canvas upper, lace closure, mesh lining, durable gum rubber outsole, and FATS low profile wheel with ABEC 1 bearings.
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Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe

Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe


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Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe

Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe


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Youth/Tween Heelys Launch Skate Shoe

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Nike Golf Boys’ Launch Polo

Nike Golf Boys’ Launch Polo


Nike Golf Boys’ Launch PoloSTYLE # 639537 DESCRIPTION:The Nike Launch Boys’ Golf Polo is made with lightweight Dri-FIT fabric that optimizes airflow and wicks sweat away from the skin for minimal distractions on the course. FEATURES:Dri-FIT fabric to wick away sweat and help keep you dry and comfortableFold-over collar and two-button placket for classic polo stylingLightweight, breathable fabric for ventilated comfortTextured stripe graphic at yokeFabric: Dri-FIT 100% polyesterMachine washImported
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Armored Warfare Early Access Launch Trailer

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Get behind the controls of various machines of war as Armored Warfare launches into Early Access.
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Magnetic: Cage Closed PC Launch Trailer

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Let the first-person puzzling action pull you in as Magnetic: Cage Closed has a polarizing launch on PC.
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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III Launch Trailer

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The finale is upon us as the third chapter of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is upon us.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt “Go Your Way” – Launch Trailer

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*Light Spoiler Warning!* Geralt’s adventure takes him to new lands to see faces both new and familiar in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer Score: Cinematic Launch Trailer

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Many songs have been sung about the Witcher, but this is the sweetest of them all. Join us as we lose our minds over one of the best trailers of the year so far.
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Ruffian Designers to Launch New Line

RUFFIAN DUO TO DEBUT NEW LINE IN L.A.: Designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais are still in the honeymoon phase of their Los Angeles love affair. Inspired by their recent move from New York, the Ruffian designers will launch a new line called Wolk Morais on April 13, which marks the one-year anniversary of their arrival in Hollywood. Focused on the pre-seasons rather than spring and fall, the line will offer a dressier take that Wolk calls “luxury sportswear with evening elements” meant to be worn year-round. It will be shown in October and April annually. All pieces are sourced and produced in Los Angeles and will retail between $ 795 and $ 4995.
“When we moved here there was a dramatic climate change in our native New York and it gave us a new perspective on the way women dress. The pre-seasons make the most sense because they have the longest shelf life and been most financially successful for our retailers.”
The duo says they moved West to have creative freedom outside of the traditional New York fashion system, and showed Ruffian’s spring 2015 collection at Gavlak Gallery in Hollywood. This time, they’ll debut Wolk Morais at Kohn Gallery, fitting because it was

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Adidas and Y-3 Launch Tennis Collection

PARIS — Adidas continues to fuse sports technology with fashion via a new collaboration between its tennis division and the Y-3 brand.
The collection, which includes a range of functional accessories such as socks and wristbands, alongside footwear as well as apparel, is already in stores and will make its sports debut at Roland Garros in May, where it will be worn by tennis players Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Ana Ivanovic, as well as the French tournament’s ball boys and girls.
Boasting Y-3’s bold aesthetic, the line integrates Adidas’ “coolmax technology for supreme ventilation and comfort,” along with its ultra-light adizero concept, developed for footwear and “designed to maximize clay court use,” the Herzogenaurach, Germany-based sporting goods maker assured.
While the apparel is kept in Yohji Yamamoto’s signature black-and-white palette, the accessories reference Y-3’s current spring collection in Hawaiian floral prints.
“We wanted to make something new, something exciting, something people didn’t expect. A new movement in tennis. To compete is very tough — with Y-3 we wanted to win,” Yamamoto explained.

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Kering to Launch ‘Women in Motion’ in Cannes

GIRLS ON FILM: Kering is deepening its ties with cinema.
Having signed a five-year-deal with the Cannes International Film Festival, the French luxury group said Monday it would launch the first edition of “Women in Motion,” an event highlighting women’s contributions, at this year’s festival, which is slated to run from May 13 to 24 on the French Riviera.
Throughout the competition, Kering and the Festival de Cannes are to host talks focusing on a number of issues including women’s status, their representation on screen and within the film industry, as well as their perspectives behind the camera.
“The artistic sensibility of women and the specific nature of female narration are an integral part of the richness of cinema. The ‘Women in Motion’ program does not just aim at highlighting the talent of women in cinema, but also emphasizes the interest of their work for audiences. Enhancing their visibility is essential when we consider the impact that films have on our ways of thinking and, ultimately, our everyday behavior,” said Francois-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chairman and chief executive officer.
As of 2016, Kering is to launch two “Women in Motion” Awards: one recognizing “a significant contribution to the cause of women in cinema,” the other

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Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Stockdale Launch “Sticker Shop”

STICK IT: Break out your trapper keeper — stickers are back en vogue. At least, those of the Anya Hindmarch variety are. On Tuesday evening, Barneys New York hosted a cocktail party to fete the British designer’s “Sticker Shop,” a collection of high-end embossed leather stickers, done in collaboration with Charlotte Stockdale of Chaos Fashion, meant to decorate bags, cell phones, or any other undecorated surfaces. “I love the idea of taking something really beautiful, like a bag, and disrupting it and making it a bit personal,” said Hindmarch. “Fashion should always make you smile, and I love stickers, which was my way of doing fashion at school.” The designer stayed close to the Barneys bigwigs — Mark Lee, Daniella Vitale, Simon Doonan and Tomoko Ogura — while accepting air kisses and congratulations from fans and friends. Other guests, including Mamie Gummer, Kate Foley, Sofia Sanchez de Betak,Sabine Heller and Katie Ermilio, hobnobbed around the first floor, swilling Champagne and posing for Instagram pictures against a blank wall set up with actual, removable stickers in the likeness of Hindmarch’s designs. The kitchy options were endless — smiley faces, Band-Aids, storm clouds, fried eggs, etc. As for Hindmarch’s favorite? “I quite like the one that

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Fork Parker’s Holiday Profit Hike Launch Trailer

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Grab a martini and ride your private helicopter to the snow capped mountains and hunt down the riches you so rightly deserve in Fork Parker’s Holiday Profit Hike.
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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Steam Launch Trailer

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes makes its way to Steam with 4K compatibility!
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TERA: Fate of Arun Extended Launch Trailer

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Check out this launch trailer for TERA’s first expansion which features an exclusive tease.
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Netflix Postpones Launch Of Bill Cosby Comedy Special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says it is postponing Bill Cosby’s upcoming standup comedy special.

A spokesperson for the company says it is postponing the launch of “Bill Cosby 77.” This follows accusations that Cosby has sexually assaulted several women.

Cosby has remained silent, and his attorney, John P. Schmitt, issued a statement Sunday saying his client would not dignify “decade-old, discredited” claims of sexual abuse with a response.

The 77-year-old Cosby was never criminally charged in any case.
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Ken Burns-On-A-Shoestring: Creating Buzz for Launch of Mini-Doc ‘Digging Detroit’

“The Joe,” the battleship-gray windowless box on the Detroit River, is slated for 2017 demolition, making way for high-rise condos, a hotel and shopping as part of a pay-back to creditors owed $ 1 billion. For a few months in-between wrecking-ball and ground-breaking, Detroiters will once again have an unobstructed view of the river at the corner of Fort and 3rd — as if looking back in time and seeing the Purple Gang hijack another bootlegger at the docks, before moving its haul up the street to the speakeasy beside the church.

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Few architects will mourn the loss of The Joe’s habitrail…

And that same little brick building on the left will probably still be standing when the condos are torn down in 60 years — perhaps making way for the next home for the Wings.

When the 1974 picture above was taken, I was probably immersed in Channel 50’s after-school reruns of Get Smart, Gilligan’s Island or deeper in the way-back machine, The Three Stooges and The Little Rascals. Inevitably, I’d have to endure the “Let’s put on a show” moment as Alfalfa or Darla would yelp out some terrible ballad — as I searched in vain for the Tivo remote that had yet to been invented.

My callous 10 year-old heart had no sympathy for the philanthropic spirit of Hal Roach’s characters and their benefit concerts for the dog Petie and his broken leg or Froggy’s necessary throat-surgery – -and there was always something a little creepy about Darla’s torch songs…

So when Pete Kalinski and Tom Reed, pals from those golden days of Channel 7’s Ape Week, contacted me about “putting on a show” featuring Detroit’s odd-ball history (from furs, to cigars, to cars, to Motown to bankruptcy) we decided to dream a little–not unlike Darla behind the patchwork curtain — that we’d crank out a few mini-episodes as auditions for a “real” show on our PBS affiliate. After all, didn’t At the Movies with Siskel & Ebert and Antiques Roadshow start somewhere?

I would handle the techie stuff (video taping, editing, social-media website, yada-yada-yada) and Tom and Pete would hunt up the stories and wrangle and conduct the interviews. We needed some good tales, ones that not everyone knows — and we needed to somehow get the shows seen by more people than our parents and poor spouses.

We decided on the principal of short-and-sweet similar to blogging (except for this piece) — try not to go over 1,000 words — or 15 minutes for our purposes on YouTube, unless you’re featuring a cat walking on a piano.

Tom suggested Digging Detroit and we liked it. Okay, that part’s over. Now what?

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Step 1: Hooking the Audience for Show #1

I pitched my stand-by, one that I wrote about in my blog — radio announcer Jerry Buckley’s assassination in the LaSalle Hotel lobby the eve of corrupt Detroit Mayor Bowles’ recall in 1930–the process cheer-led by Buckley (link). There were no convictions, no ties to the mayor — but 100,000 people attended Buckley’s funeral and my great-uncle Harry Kelly, who would be Michigan’s WWII governor, made his bones leading the grand jury team.

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The grave of Jerry Buckley, obscure now, but his death was front-page in the New York Times in 1930.

We also discussed other catchy stories — the salt mines under the city, where our parents remembered touring remains high on our wish-list which continued to grow longer. But we went back to watching the ball game and said we’d sleep on it.

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I spoke with a colleague, Wayne Miracle, who leads paranormal investigations in the Detroit area who put us in touch with Marion Christiansen of Preservation Detroit who put us in touch with Tom Burelle, the owner of Tommy’s Detroit Bar & Grill.

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Forgotten speakeasy staircase…

Step 2: Shoot the Foundation –The Interviews

Tom was gracious and invited us to the 1840 building that he had purchased three years earlier. He gave us a fun tour of his basement — complete with ghost-stories, rumors of underground railroad tunnels and our first episode — the remains of the secret speakeasy entrance.

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Owner, Tom Burelle

It was clear that his bar was a goldmine of history. When Marion’s organization, Preservation Detroit, reached out for further discovery, they also enlisted an archaeological team from Wayne State University, led by Prof. Krysta Ryzewski in a summer 2013 dig.

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Digging Detroit host, Tom Reed, with Krysta Ryzewski, Ph.D. Wayne State University

We scheduled a time to come back with our gear. Without a baseline of the interviews, you don’t really have the content — other than through a narrator’s contribution. But in this project’s case, we wanted it to be told directly by the experts. And perhaps the nicest bonus of great stories is finding great story-tellers — holistic in their love of their world and in sharing their world with others.

Marion took the time to speak with us numerous times, despite her very busy schedule — one time talking to me at length on a bus tour she was conducting. Tom Burelle continues to give tours to fellow history-buffs, taking them down the steep old staircase and answering all of their questions–to the chagrin of the occasional tour-bus driver tapping his watch. And at Wayne State, Krysta kindly had tables of artifacts and maps waiting for us.

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A few layers of history removed from the skin of Tommy’s basement.

When my day-job finally allowed the assembly of our June interview with Tom and our August interview with Krysta, both were extremely understanding of the delay — perhaps a handy side -e ffect of working with historians and proprietors of extremely old buildings.

Step 3: “Even bad b-roll is better than no b-roll.”

When the interviews were dovetailed together in a semblance of appearing not to be six weeks apart, we knew we had to remove the standard 85 percent — shelving the possible abolitionist escape-routes and creepy ghost-stories (including a fun interview with the short-order cook detailing his lonely trips downstairs).

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To your right, a mysterious room full of dirt…

The next step was adding the b-roll, including footage of the weird door-less dirt-filled room (perhaps moved to make space for a casino under 3rd Street) or Krysta’s artifacts and old photos of the neighborhood–including the Union Depot train station that was across the street made obsolete — like Joe Louis Arena’s need for wider chairs, increased leg-room and luxury suites.

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Union Depot. Courtesy of the Reuther Library collection, Wayne State University

And Tommy’s has had one steadfast neighbor through the centuries–despite two collapsed roofs, fires and a fallen spire — Fort Street Presbyterian Church.

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Fort Street Presbyterian Church — probably the closest beer-to-pew proximity in the country.

And while we did not feature Tommy’s own ghost-sighting, I did get goose-flesh when I shot the location where, one late summer’s evening, Tom saw a white-suited man in a fedora walking toward him — who suddenly vanished. “People asked if I was drinking,” he laughs, “I said, I was after.”

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The alley between church and bar — looking to where the old train station stood.

Step 4: Branding It

The show-to-be needed an opening sequence and a theme song, so I had a great excuse to drive around town and gather images of some favorite places including Belle Isle’s Casino…

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Then, after slapping together a theme song in Garage Band, we needed to design some kind of logo as well…

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Sometimes you get lucky — like when a D looks like a shovel. A little basic animation and I had the “D” turn sideways for the opening — the handle appearing on the last beat of my song. (Legal Side-Bar: Anyone can use a © or TM without filing paperwork — it’s just staking your claim. The little ® you can’t use until you go through 8-10 month process with Uncle Sam.)

Step 5: Designing a Multi-Pronged Attack

The lazy side of me wanted to just put the video on YouTube under my own account and bounce it around emails and Facebook posts, but I knew we needed a brand and a multi-pronged attack. So, six hours later I took care of the following…

  • New Website: At the end credits, I wanted somewhere to viewers to go to submit their story ideas, etc. Fortunately, www.diggingdetroit.com was still available, so I grabbed that and set up a basic hosting package for5 per month. I used WordPress to create a site that will be continually tweaked–but wanted an “About Us” page, a Post where the show would sit, a way to get subscribers – -and, most importantly, a submission form for ideas for more shows.
  • A Dedicated Facebook Page: This didn’t take too long, the key part is getting folks to “Like” it. Once you’ve invited someone to like it, you can’t do it again — not through the invite-route, anyway. It was also important to make a little square logo — so more playing around with Photoshop…
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  • Twitter Handle: The handy thing with owning your own website is the new email address you can have (e.g. kevin@diggingdetroit.com) so you can create a new Twitter account pretty painlessly as well–tossing in the square logo. (At least I found it less painful than speaking with #annoyinghashtags and @ampersands–as if you’re a foul-mouthed comic strip character.)
  • YouTube Account: Creating a GMail account, like Twitter, is made easier with the new email address, as well. And with a Gmail account, you get the whole e-smorgasbord, particularly the prime-mover, YouTube.

Step 6: Cutting the Umbilical Cord

As is the case with any creative process — particularly if tons of people will see it and point out your child’s funny ears, there’s a tendency to continually tweak, tweak, tweak — like I’ve done with this blog post. After all, there were dozens of reasons not to launch the video, including…

  • I need to make the audio cleaner, it sounds scratchy/echo-ey/tin-canny, etc.
  • I hadn’t yet purchased my nice microphone. Maybe I should re-interview? Nope. I couldn’t do that to them.
  • My pans were shot at the wrong frame-rate and its a bit choppy. Maybe I should go do those again.
  • The bar was dark and I brought the wrong light kit.
  • It could be tighter.
  • Let’s add a narrator after all.
  • Blah blah blah.

I did know enough to send the nearly-done draft to Tom and Krysta–to be sure they could live with the edits. Tom made me laugh with his voice-mail, “You made me wait so long for this?” I had to fix one typo on Tom’s name in the end-credits. Krysta gave it the green-light, too.

Okay. Out of excuses. Baby and bathwater–out you go. But, wait, maybe I should create a Pinterest account?

Nah. Click the button and hold your breath…

Step 7: Post-Op

Once the barn-door was finally open, I created the links on Twitter, Facebook and sent a few key emails. Tommy’s Bar put the link on its Facebook page as well as on its website.

That evening, Tom texted me that his site had 3,000 views. In 30 hours DiggingDetroit.com had 180 visitors and the YouTube page had nearly 640 views. Our newly minted Facebook page indicated that my post had been seen by 1,600 people.

Not sure what that all means for our grand scheme of getting a “real” series together, but our entrepreneurial spirits are considerably higher today — perhaps the same enthusiasm as someone who cared enough to build a pretty archway in a basement for his guests.

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Tommy’s Detroit Bar & Grill is located at 624 3rd Street, Detroit. (website)

This post was originally featured on Kevin’s blog, MyMediaDiary.
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Britney Spears Debuts At Bob Haircut At Lingerie Launch

Britney Spears is now a member of the Bob Club.

The pop singer debuted a dramatic new haircut at the launch of her lingerie line, the Intimate Collection, at CentrO shopping mall in Oberhausen, Germany on Tuesday. She chopped inches off her long, blond waves for a sleek, short bob that falls just below her chin.

The ‘do is brand new; Spears wore a long ponytail on Wednesday while promoting the line in Poland.

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