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Woody Harrelson photo used in investigation into lookalike beer thief

First a ‘Ross from Friends’ lookalike was snapped carrying beers after allegedly stealing a wallet in Blackpool, now a Woody Harrleson lookalike in New York has been pictured also making off with beer.
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily: Bruins sweep their way into Cup Final

The result was never really in question; now the B’s wait to see whom they’ll play next. We recap their win, and preview Sharks-Blues Game 4.
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Bristol Studio Comes Into Its Own

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

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Dolce & Gabbana Jumps Back Into Lyst’s Top 20 Hottest Brands Ranking for Q1 

LONDON — The impact of Dolce & Gabbana’s disastrous trip to China last year could be on the wane, with the Italian brand making it back into Lyst’s Top 20 Hottest Brands ranking for the first quarter.
The global fashion search platform revealed Thursday that the brand moved up six places in its latest ranking for the first quarter of the year. Lyst’s previous index report, for the fourth quarter of 2018, saw the brand drop to number 21, following an intense backlash from celebrities, retailers and consumers after a series of cultural gaffes by the house.
In the first quarter, Dolce & Gabbana, which apologized for offending the Chinese, bounced up to 15.
Many predicted the scandal would impact Dolce & Gabbana’s sales, as retailers such as Lane Crawford, Luisa via Roma and Rinascente immediately dropped the brand from their racks and shelves. Based on the latest index, Lyst pointed out that moments of brand turbulence “don’t necessarily dent” consumer demand.
“While big brand moments certainly shape the data (we see spikes from product launches, marketing campaigns and viral social moments), these don’t always affect the baseline of global customer demand for that designer,” said Katy Lubin, vice president of communications at Lyst. “While it seems

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Reformation Delves into Footwear

Los Angeles brand Reformation is now selling footwear with its latest category expansion.
The company on Thursday officially began selling shoes, offering its customers a collection of 11 styles with an opening price point of $ 128. The assortment includes strappy sandals, heels, flats and espadrilles, which the company said were inspired by the Nineties.
“The goal of Ref is to bring sustainable fashion to everyone in all different types of categories, and every year we try to move into one or two categories,” said founder and chief executive officer Yael Aflalo.  “We really felt that shoes was the right move. It’s the number one requested thing from our customers and it also gives us a really good opportunity to shine from a sustainability perspective.”
The footwear release is not a one-off, with the plan to build to monthly releases and then eventually follow a drop cadence in line with the apparel, which is refreshed weekly.

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True to the company’s focus on sustainability, the sourcing team sought out green leather options and did research into components for the soles and insoles. The collection utilizes chrome-free leather and jute. The company also went through a process

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No excuses for Marcus Mariota heading into make-or-break season

Mariota has yet to become the franchise quarterback the Titans envisioned, but here’s why he’s better positioned than ever heading into next season.
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Thailand cave rescue to be turned into Netflix series

The story of the dramatic rescue of 12 young football players and their coach from a cave in Thailand is due to be turned into a TV series, Netflix has said.
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Simon Shifts Into High Gear for Indy 500

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

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Criminal inquiry into leak of secret talks on Huawei ‘not ruled out’

The culture secretary says he cannot rule out a criminal inquiry into the leak of secret talks between security chiefs and ministers about Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.
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Koral Delves Into Men’s With Equinox 

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

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

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Unbuttoned: Woven Into the Fabrics of France

For the Paris fashion world, Notre-Dame and all it represents was a gravitational pole.
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Game of Thrones: Our Favorite Theories Heading Into the Final Season

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Coach K rips into NCAA as major change looms

In unusually blunt comments, the sport's most influential voice called out the lack of leadership and preparedness in handling the end of the one-and-done era.

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Disguised Matthew McConaughey Tricks People Into Thinking They’re High

“The Beach Bum” star dished out fake cannabis-infused products on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
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Mytheresa Expands Into Men’s Wear, Taps Chris Kyvetos

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

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Watches Are Yet Another Easy Way Rich People Make Their Money Into More Money

The high-end watch market is a strong investment vehicle for wealthy people.
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Bach to the future: AI turns Google Doodle into clever melody maker

Google has celebrated legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach by creating the first-ever Doodle to be powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
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Books of The Times: A Poet Remembers Her Impulsive Trip Into a Civil War

In her new memoir, Carolyn Forché tells the story of how a stranger’s suggestion that she visit El Salvador in the late 1970s changed the course of her art and her life.
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Spring Sandals to Slide Into

E-Comm: Spring Sandals to Slide IntoHaven’t you heard?
Today is officially the first day of spring, and you know what that means: Time to trade in clunky winter boots for chic warm-weather slides.
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Celtics’ young stars settling into roles just in time

After some growing pains from shifting back into smaller roles following last season’s playoff run, Boston’s young core feels like it has things figured out.
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Blast off! Musk’s SpaceX fires rocket into orbit

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has launched a rocket out of the Earth’s atmosphere, in a major step towards reviving America’s human spaceflight programme.
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Gap, Old Navy to Split Into Two Public Companies

Gap said it will separate the fast-growing Old Navy chain from its struggling flagship brand, creating two publicly traded companies.
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The Vampire’s Wife Turns Cult Following Into Global Retail Hit

LONDON — London-based label The Vampire’s Wife quietly came onto the scene four years ago, but quickly seduced women with its lavish fabrics, romantic prints and signature ruffles.
What started as an insiders’ secret — favored by British fashion editors, models and friends of the brand’s founder Susie Cave, who is a former model and the wife of musician Nick Cave — turned into global retail hit, with stockists including Matchesfashion.com, Browns, Dover Street Market and Moda Operandi.
Cave’s success recipe is simple: offering product that fits well and makes women feel good.
“There is certainly a community of women who are loyal to The Vampire’s Wife, but this is simply because the dresses just look beautiful when on — women respond to this,” Cave said. “The pieces are easy-to-wear but have a maximum impact and there’s a disruptive quality to them, a sort of seditiousness. They are simultaneously demure and outrageous, turning the wearer into a walking event.”
Despite the brand’s soaring popularity both at retail and on the red carpet — fans include everyone from Keira Knightley, to Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Aniston and Ruth Negga — Cave has been treading cautiously when it came to growing the brand’s offer.
Her aim is to

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United Tech to Break Itself Into Three Companies

The industrial conglomerate has decided to separate itself into three independent companies, breaking apart one of America’s last industrial conglomerates.
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Hong Kong Designers Channel Color, Art into London Collections

FASHION EXCHANGE: Hong Kong fashion has landed in London with local brands Loom Loop, House of V, Yeung Chin and Doris Kath presenting their fall collections as London Fashion Week kicked off.
The initiative, supported by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, spotlighted a diversity of styles and inspirations from the four brands.
Loom Loop’s designer Polly Ho served up a colorful mix of prints and fabrics to represent Hong Kong’s fusion of Eastern and Western cultures. Dubbed “Concrete Jungle,” the collection balanced solid colors with prints featuring floral and animal motifs for kimono dresses and other ensembles.
The standout look was a print-on-print number: Ho layered a long shirt with ruffles and dolman sleeves with a vest, leggings and gloves, in a color palette that ranged from forest green to bright red.
House of V channeled a spare, Scandinavian-style aesthetic, with designer Vickie Au drawing inspiration from Damien Hirst’s famous series of spot paintings. She placed colorful, round buttons on the cuffs of shirts and minimal outerwear, adding dimension to the clean silhouettes.
Yeung Chin went in a different direction from his fellow designers, opting for a darker palette. Themed “Utopia,” the lineup revisited military inspiration with boyish, asymmetric and oversized silhouettes.
The showstopper was an oversized

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Unlucky Dater Slides Into a Fart

While one half of this blind date has somehow never been on a slide before, his other half is unfortunately all too comfortable. Watch on "Dating #NoFilter"!
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The Skinny on Skin: The Company Expands Into Lifestyle Brand

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

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How Mister Rogers’ Life of Quiet Grace Turned Him Into an Unlikely Pop Culture Hero 16 Years After His Death

'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Fred RogersFred Rogers isn’t your typical pop culture icon.
As the host of the long-running PBS children’s program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he wasn’t slick or sarcastic, hip or…

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John Legend Wades Into Dangerous The Voice Territory: The Relationship Between Adam Levine and Blake Shelton

The Voice, John LegendJohn Legend is wading into some…complicated waters. The EGOT winner joins The Voice as the newest coach to sit in the big, spinning red chair for season 16 and now he finds himself right in the…

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A Bathing Ape Swings into Russia

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

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Encounters: Annie Murphy Gets Into Character at the Plaza

The “Schitt’s Creek” star channels her onscreen socialite at the landmark luxury hotel.
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OMG! Relive the Craziest Fashion Week Moments From Bella Hadid’s Runway Fall to Slick Woods Going Into Labor

Bella Hadid, NYFW 2016, FallDesigners pull out all the stops to make their shows memorable during Fashion Week.
From unique apparel to exciting runway stunts, designers know that they have to break the mold to…

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NFL to look into report laser flashed at Brady

The NFL says it will look into a report that a laser was flashed at Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the fourth quarter Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
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Two Snap Executives Pushed Out After Probe Into Inappropriate Relationship

Snap in recent weeks pushed out two senior executives after an investigation found that one of them had allegedly engaged in an inappropriate relationship with an outside contractor.
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‘They Own the System’: Amazon Rewrites Book Industry by Marching Into Publishing

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

Rapper Cardi B has ripped into Donald Trump over his prolonged government shutdown, saying the US had become a “hellhole” and that she was “scared” for her country.
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Dead or Alive 6 Delayed Into March

Dead or Alive 6 has been delayed to March 1, developer Team Ninja announced today.

The fighting game was originally set to be released on February 15. According to Team Ninja, the extra two weeks will be used to “further enhance and balance” Dead or Alive 6.

Game director and producer Yohei Shimbori apologized for the “inconvenience caused” by the delay. He added, “The title’s development is already near complete; however, we would like to take more time to further polish its balance, gameplay, and expressivity. In return for your patience, we commit to bringing you the best Dead or Alive gaming experience.”

We were able to go hands-on with the fighter shortly after it was announced at E3 2018. Check out IGN’s in-depth Dead or Alive 6 preview for more on its mechanics, arena design, character design, animations, and more.

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Essay: How Does a Writer Put a Drug Trip Into Words?

“After I set out to write a book about psychedelics, it became obvious what I would have to do,” Michael Pollan says. But how to describe the indescribable?
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Angelina Jolie won’t rule out move into politics

Angelina Jolie has declined to rule out a move into politics, saying: “I’ll go where I’m needed.”
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Awww! Busy Philipps Is All Tears After Oprah Winfrey Surprisingly Calls Into Busy Tonight

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

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United Tech to Break Itself Into Three Companies

The industrial conglomerate has decided to separate itself into three independent companies, breaking apart one of America’s last industrial conglomerates.
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Virgin launches tourism rocket into space for first time

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

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2For new jet setter Midge, the Paris streets are suddenly her runway.
Well, that’s mostly thanks to her mama, Miriam, who has fled to the city of light in search of her former life….

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Undone Moves Into the U.S. Market

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

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Why this offseason has turned into a trade fest

While we all wait for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado to sign massive free-agent deals, teams have started the action early with blockbuster trades.

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Ampersand Collective Brings Online Men’s Brands Into Retail Space

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

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

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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

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

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15 Ways to Work Plaid Into Your Fall Wardrobe

Shopping: PlaidIt’s no secret that this time of year is all about being extra.
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15 Ways to Work Plaid Into Your Fall Wardrobe

Shopping: PlaidIt’s no secret that this time of year is all about being extra.
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PCAs Finalist Taylor Swift’s Instagram Gives Fans an Inside Look Into Her World and We’re All About It

Taylor SwiftFrom #SquadGoals to adorable photos of her cats, Taylor Swift brings us inside her world all the time through her Instagram account, which is probably why the star has earned a coveted finalist…

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

CharmedThings are gettin’ spooky on the CW’s new iteration of Charmed.
The show is celebrating Halloween this week with a big Halloween party (duh), mostly so Maggie can help herself…

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Michael Strahan Expands Into Jeans

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

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Nana Judy Emerges on Fairfax Avenue as L.A. Comes Into Focus for Brand

LOS ANGELES — Nana Judy is the latest brand to set up shop on Fairfax Avenue, marking the brand’s entry into retail.
The company’s 2,650-square-foot store is next to Tyler the Creator’s Golf Wang shop. The space, which the company will officially ring in on its Oct. 25 grand opening, will also serve a dual purpose as the company’s U.S. headquarters and showroom.
“The brand’s been around for 11 years in Australia and we have a flagship in Melbourne, which does extremely well,” Nana Judy founder Glenn Coleman said of the thinking behind opening a Stateside store now. “We’ve been in the U.S. market for two years and the demand has been a natural progression and it happened organically through our consumers.”
The company’s had its eye on Fairfax Avenue for a few years now, Coleman said, jumping at the chance to sign a lease when space became available.
Coleman pointed to the street’s culture and the existing brands on Fairfax that made it a primary focus for Nana Judy’s first store.
The Fairfax flagship will carry in-store exclusives, including the Oct. 26 launch of a men’s and women’s collaboration with Disney’s “101 Dalmatians.” Disney has been on a tear of late with collaborations marking

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Bonobos to Expand Into Big and Tall

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

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Larry and Toby Milstein Expand ‘Millennial Pink Party’ Into Weekend Long Retreat

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

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Hope & Henry Moves Into The Edit @Roosevelt Field

Hope & Henry, a children’s wear brand that got its start on Amazon, has taken over The Edit @Roosevelt Field, Simon Property Group’s platform for new designers, products and ideas. The collection of organic, affordably priced children’s clothing will be in residence at The Edit through October.
Known for its environmentally and socially conscious manufacturing using OCS-certified organic cotton and recycled fibers, Hope & Henry is a company with a mission. Acknowledging that the fashion industry is a leading cause of pollution, the brand aims to cause minimal harm to environment, and encourages consumers to pass them down so they can be worn again. Hope & Henry also shares its profits with the women who sew its clothing.
The company outfits boys and girls ages three months to 12 years, offering everything from casual T-shirts, shorts and leggings to more formal attire such as suits and dresses, with prices ranging from $ 9.95 to $ 39.95. Items for babies include leggings, rompers, dresses and two-piece sets, with prices ranging from $ 19.95 to $ 39.95.
The store has a cozy living-room aesthetic with furniture and home décor from Stone & Beam, an Amazon brand. Amazon’s Fire Kids Edition tablets with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, are available for ages three to

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Changing Markets Foundation Drags Viscose Into Sustainability Spotlight

Fashion has a dirty secret and its name is viscose, according to a new report by Changing Markets Foundation, an organization that campaigns for better corporate practice in the clothing industry.
In its latest report, issued this week, the group outlined viscose’s damage to the eco-system, and the fashion industry’s failure to address the problem.
According to the report, the global viscose market is worth $ 12 billion dollars and is set to reach $ 15.9 billion by 2021.
Following investigations into viscose’s supply chain, Changing Markets Foundation found that factories, with the majority located in China, were dumping untreated wastewater into nearby bodies of water, while toxic runoff destroyed local agriculture.
As a result of the investigations, Changing Markets has released Roadmap, a set of guidelines for brands to clean up viscose’s damage. Seven retailers have endorsed the Roadmap, including Inditex, Asos, Marks & Spencer, H&M, Tesco, Esprit and C&A.
Campaign director Nusa Urbancic said while major high-street retailers who command a large share of the market are working toward sourcing responsible viscose, the industry still needs to address this key issue.
“It’s time for luxury brands, high-street retailers and online stores to wake up and ingrain responsible sourcing into their policies. It’s a shame that most brands have so

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Nicolas Cage Joins Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Nicolas Cage will voice one of the web-slingers in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Collider reports the Oscar-winning actor will lend his vocals to Spider-Man Noir in the upcoming animated film. The character is a darker take on the Marvel hero who comes from the Great Depression around the 1930s.

This is the second major animated superhero role for the actor. Cage is also voicing Superman in the Teen Teen Titans GO! to the Movies.

Now Cage will be joined by Shameik Moore (as Spider-Man/Miles Morales), Jake Johnson (as Peter Parker), Hailee Steinfeld (as Gwen Stacy), and Mahershala Ali (as Miles’ uncle Aaron).

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Mytheresa.com Delves Into Prada’s Archives for Latest Collaboration

ON FIRE: Mytheresa.com is further strengthening its ties with Prada, via the launch of an exclusive collaboration that’s set to drop on July 4.
This is the second time the Munich-based retailer has partnered with the Italian label, although this edition took a different approach. Instead of remaining in theme with the most recent collection, the retailer has delved into the Prada archives to revive some of its most recognizable prints.
The result is a 20-piece capsule that offers a more contemporary interpretation of Prada’s famous flame and banana prints from spring 2012.

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The prints have been layered together onto a range of oversize sweatshirts, loose shirts and nylon totes. They also reference the streetwear direction of the label’s latest men’s wear outing.
“Our global customer loves to experiment with prints and bright colors, so we wanted to offer them something completely edgy,” said Tiffany Hsu, fashion and buying director at Mytheresa.com.
The range also includes accessories such as Nineties-inspired bucket hats and the brand’s famous flame wedge sandals, reworked in white and neon pink.

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To bring the collection — and its streetwear focus — alive, the retailer has also created a film featuring the R&B music artist Abra. In

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SpaceX fires ‘flying brain’ into space

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Studio71 Brings YouTube Creators Into Podcasting World

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Hawking’s words to be set to music and sent into space

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Mandy Moore and Darren Criss on Challenges of Stepping Into Leading Roles

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Nonfiction: A Warning to Women of a Certain Age: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Nightdress

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Vin + Omi, London College of Fashion Spin Plastic Bottles into Clothes

ALL BOTTLED UP: Vin + Omi, the London-based label whose conceptual designs straddle luxury and sustainability, has partnered with London College of Fashion to launch Bin 2 Body, an initiative that will collect plastic bottles from the shows and turn them into fashion.
“We’re going to turn all of the plastic bottles into fabric and then, in August, we’re going to turn them into accessories. Then we’re going to partner up with a store and all the proceeds will go to a London salvage group,” said Omi.
Students from the college have designed bespoke bins that have been placed at the London Fashion Week Men’s show venues to collect used water bottles. The bins will be emptied daily and sent to processing labs that will transform the bottles into textiles with low microfiber release.
Vin + Omi’s designs will be showcased in September at London Fashion Week.
The Bin 2 Body scheme is part of a larger initiative at London College that began 10 years ago when the school launched a new M.A. course that put sustainability at the heart of the curriculum. London College of Fashion has since changed its curriculum across all courses to include elements of social responsibility and sustainability.
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Kate Spade, Whose Handbags Carried Women Into Adulthood, Is Dead at 55

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John Cena and Nikki Bella Settle into Their New Home Before Ending Engagement

John Cena is showing off his goofy side.

In a new clip from the season 3 premiere of Total Bellas, Cena gets overly excited when a new rug gets delivered to the house he shares with then-finance Nikki Bella.

When Bella doesn’t alert Cena that the rug has arrived, he jokingly warns Bella not to mess with the “rug man.”

“I’ve been waiting all day like a dog with a bone,” he says. “I’m going to get all fist-deep in some rug.”

The pro-wrestler then goes into the other room to unpack the rug, which only makes him more excited.

“Nicole! How could you not have told me about this? This is a major thing that has happened today,” he yells across the house.

“Are you still doing the rug?” Bella, who is hanging out with her brother and mom in the living room responds.

“Never, ever question the rug man,” Cena replies.

In the new season, Bella, 34, and Cena, 40, move to San Diego together. But despite their new home, the couple spent long periods of time apart due to their busy schedules. Bella also opened up about the loneliness she felt in her relationship.

“What’s hard at times that people don’t realize about my relationship is I’m alone a lot,” Bella said during an interview segment on the show. “I’m alone in these big, beautiful homes.”

“Honestly, John and I have shared our bed together maybe 30 days total, out of six months,” she continued.

Bella called off her engagement to Cena three weeks before they were meant to walk down the aisle. Sources previously told PEOPLE that her decision to break up was due to their differing stances on marriage and having kids.

Though the pair has ended their romance, both Cena and Bella have acknowledged that they would like to one day get back together.

“John is such an amazing man. He really is the love of my life,” Bella told Entertainment Tonight at NBCUniversal’s Upfront Presentation in New York City on Monday.

“I truly hope one day that we can work it out and get back together,” she admitted. “I think there is hope.”

Total Divas returns this fall, and season 3 of Total Bellas premieres May 20 at 9 p.m. ET, both on E!


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Meghan King Edmonds Is ‘Getting Miserable’ 33 Weeks into Pregnancy with Twins

Meghan King Edmonds is feeling the strain of carrying twins.

The pregnant Real Housewives of Orange County star, who is expecting twin boys with husband Jim Edmonds, is 33 weeks pregnant and officially in the discomfort stage.

“I’m getting miserable,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively, laughing. “I feel like the babies are like, in my ears. And most definitely in my lungs. I am really struggling with breathing. You can really tell in my Instagram Stories. I’ll listen to them back and I’m breathing so heavily just doing nothing. Plus, I can’t feel my legs. And bending over is, like, a thing in the past.”

“I’m so ridiculously pregnant, I can hardly move off the couch,” she adds. “We just had a cleaning lady come today — I don’t even know how she did, because I’m too tired to look. That’s where I’m at.”

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Making matters even harder is that Meghan has 1½-year-old daughter Aspen moving around.

“I have a nanny and she’s been so good — and Jimmy’s been so helpful too — but waking up with Aspen in the morning, that’s even hard,” Meghan, 33, explains. “I can get her out of the crib and stuff, but going up and down my stairs is tough. I want her to be able to have fun and go to the park, but I can’t walk around the park anymore. It makes me sad. It’s a hard place to be.”

Luckily, Meghan’s situation is temporary. While 40 weeks is a full-term for a single baby, twins are considered full-term at 37 weeks, with the average twin pregnancy lasting 36 weeks.

“I just left the doctor and basically, it could be any day,” Meghan says. “Ideally I’d like to make it to 34, 35. They’ll be fine if I gave birth right now. They might have to spend some extra time in the hospital, but they’ll be fine.”

With her boys on the way any day now, it’s no surprise that Meghan plans to take it easy on Mother’s Day.

“My mom just invited us to go over to her house for breakfast,” she says. “My step-son has sporting games all day long on Mother’s Day. I’m just hoping I have babies cooking inside me more than anything. The longer they’re in there, the better!”

It’s a far different day from last year, Meghan’s first Mother’s Day. Having not yet moved to St. Louis — where they live close to Jim’s two stepchildren, ages 9 and 12 — full-time, Jim joined Meghan in California, taking her out to “a great dinner” and buying her a “fabulous present.”

Asked if Jim had planned anything special this year, Meghan wasn’t sure. “My husband, he didn’t even remember it was Mother’s Day until a few days ago. Now that he’s reminded, he may have something up his sleeve!” she says.

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Not matter what he does, Meghan — who announced on her blog in late November that she and Jim, 47, were expecting sons after undergoing in vitro fertilization again — says that motherhood has been present enough. 

“Everything has become so fulfilling,” she says. “Jimmy and I were just talking about the fact that we’ve forgotten what life is like before Aspen existed. It’s been a complete shift in my lifestyle. My life is just about my baby now. What did we do? We don’t remember. It’s like nothing matters anymore except what she’s doing and what we’re going to do with her. That’s been crazy and amazing.”


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A.F. Vandevorst Reimagines Selfridges’ Corner Shop Into a Hospital Ward

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

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

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

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Linder Moves Into Print

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

Kim Kardashian West‘s latest Instagram post has fans wondering whether she’s mending fences — or throwing shade — at stepdad Caitlyn Jenner.

On Friday, the KKW Beauty mogul posted a throwback photo of Caitlyn prior to her transition in 2015. In the picture, Caitlyn — dressed in a silk robe — holds a glass of champagne while sitting on the edge of a bathtub where former wife Kris Jenner is appears to be nude and covered in bubbles.

“TGIF,” Kardashian West captioned the shot.

It didn’t take long for social media to react, many questioning why the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was posting a picture of her estranged family member.

 

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“Petty at its finest,” commented one Instagram user on her post.

Others shared the shot on Twitter, asking, “Is this Kim throwing shade at Caitlyn or is it just me?

Perhaps one tweeter put it best: “WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?

It has, after all, been well over a year since Caitlyn and Kardashian West spoke.

“To be honest, I don’t talk to anymore. Kim, I haven’t talked to in a year,” Caitlyn said in November while discussing her memoir at the U.K.’s Cambridge Union, according to Cambridge News.

Although Kardashian West publicly supported Jenner’s transition, she cut ties after reading her book Secrets of My Life, which alleged Kris knew more about her gender identity crisis than she’s admitted — a claim Kris denies.

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In an episode of KUWTK, the KKW Beauty mogul also revealed that she had been hurt by a chapter in the memoir in which Jenner implied that her late father Robert Kardashian thought his friend O.J. Simpson was guilty of having killed wife Nicole Brown Simpson and waiter Ron Goldman — despite having served as the NFL star’s defense attorney in his 1994 murder trial.

“My relationship with Caitlyn was strained,” the mother of three said during the episode, which aired in October. “I was just trying to be respectful. But if you talk about my dad, I will cut you.”

Things surely couldn’t have been helped by comments Caitlyn made in January when she admitted on ITV’s Piers Morgan’s Life Stories that she “didn’t trust” the Kardashians and chose to keep the last few pages of her memoirfrom them when sharing advanced copies.

“I didn’t want them to leak it to the press, okay?” Jenner said, adding that those pages were the ones in which she wrote about her decision to have gender confirmation surgery to transition from male to female. “There was no reason for them to know about it.”

“I didn’t tell anybody. Why? It’s none of their business,” Jenner continued. “It’s not that big a deal.”

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Though her relationship with step-children Kourtney Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian remains rocky, Jenner is still in daughters Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner’s lives. The Olympic icon even attended Kendall’s 22nd birthday bash in November at Petit Taqueria restaurant in Los Angeles, along with Kris and Kardashian West.

“Kris and Caitlyn only had a brief interaction to say hello, but everyone seemed fine,” a source told PEOPLE. “They were all focused on making it a special birthday for Kendall.”

She was also quick to celebrate the arrival of Kylie’s baby girl Stormi in February, sharing a throwback photo of her 20-year-old daughter on Instagram. “My daughter just had a daughter,” Caitlyn wrote in the photo’s caption. “It’s amazing to be by your side through this journey. She’s SO beautiful already. Can’t wait to watch her grow. Throwback to my baby, as a baby @kyliejenner.”

And despite their estrangement, in April 2017, Kardashian West told Ellen Degeneres that she would “always love her” for helping raise her and her sisters.


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Detective Pikachu Turns Your Favorite Pokemon Into a Middle-Aged Man

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Up to this point, Pikachu has always been known for its cuteness, whether it was Ash’s Pikachu or another. The director, Naoki Miyashita, and producer, Hiroyuki Jinnai, of Detective Pikachu felt it’d be interesting to make Pikachu act in an entirely opposite way someone would expect of the iconic character.

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Martin Grant Leaps Into Men’s Wear Amid Shift in Collections Calendar

PARIS — Martin Grant, whose razor-sharp tailoring has earned him fans including Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Connelly, is launching a capsule collection for men as part of a broader plan to switch the focus away from his main women’s collection and toward the pre-collection seasons.
Grant is set to unveil the men’s line, featuring between 15 and 20 designs, during presentations at his Paris showroom between Jan. 17 and 24.
Starting in July, the Australian designer, whose last catwalk show was held in October 2015, will resume runway presentations during Paris Couture Week showcasing his men’s designs alongside his women’s pre-fall collections and a smattering of couture.
He will present a few additions to the pre-collection to coincide with the main women’s ready-to-wear shows in March and October, but will no longer produce separate collections. Grant said the decision made sense, as pre-collections now account for 80 percent of his business.
“Logistically it’s much better for us, because it’s what the buyers want anyhow,” he told WWD during an exclusive preview of the men’s collection. “They’re putting all of their budget into the pre-collections, because they need the time to sell. For us, concentrating on that season gives us a longer lead time to develop the

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Nick Graham Expanding Into Hosiery

Nick Graham is bringing his distinct fashion sensibility to men’s socks.
The designer has teamed with McGregor Industries Inc., the Toronto-based hosiery company known in the U.S. and internationally as American Essentials Inc., to create the Nick Graham hosiery collection. The line will be in stores for fall.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to expand into hosiery, and as we simultaneously roll out our underwear collection, we can get dominant placement in the men’s furnishings departments and e-com in the U.S. and Canadian markets,” Graham said. “And given McGregor/American Essentials’ global reach, this will also open new markets for us. I couldn’t be happier to partner with such an amazing team that totally gets my brand and has such a dominant position in the market.”
Graham, founder of Joe Boxer, established his eponymous men’s wear brand in 2014 and launched underwear and loungewear for holiday. In August, Tharanco Group Inc. acquired the majority stake formerly held by Iconix Brand Group. The new owners said they will partner with NGL, Graham’s sales and marketing company, to distribute the brand’s collection of men’s dress shirts and furnishings, expand into other categories and bring the label to overseas markets this year. The line also includes tailored clothing, outerwear and

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Profile: When a Therapist Puts Buddhism Into Practice

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EXCLUSIVE: Stella McCartney Takes the Plunge Into Men’s Swimwear

STAR OF THE SEA: Stella McCartney is plunging into men’s swimwear with a debut collection that launches Tuesday in partnership ISA SpA, the Italian textile manufacturer, WWD has learned.
Animal and tropical prints — including a jaunty parrot one — from the ready-to-wear collection, star embroidery and a geometric pattern have been cast onto boxers, briefs, rash guards, cover-ups, towels and sustainable beach totes made in Kenya. The color palette includes lavender, yellow, blush pink and bottle green for the organic cotton and recycled nylon fabrics.
McCartney said because she designs swimwear for women, it was only right that she should do the same for men, and that launching the collection felt like a natural progression.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to broaden the men’s collection. I wanted to explore an area of a man’s wardrobe that is important and is perhaps slightly under-designed at times. And I wanted to bring the personality of the man into swimwear, so the relationship of the man and the woman on the beach has consistency.”
The collection will drop at the designer’s boutiques and on her web site and will also be stocked at stores including Harrods, Matchesfashion.com and Mr Porter. Prices range from 155 pounds to 255 pounds for

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Craig Green Collaborates With Grenson on Footwear Range, Plans to Expand Into Accessories

LONDON — Craig Green has teamed with the British footwear brand Grenson on a capsule range as he prepares to stride fully into the accessories space later this year.
“The basis of the new collection is molding and creating volume and excess within garments,” Green said. The designer’s theme of molding also informed his footwear design as he aimed to create shoes from metal.
“When we started working on the shoes with Grenson, it was almost the idea of attempting to make the shoes look like toy soldier shoes,” Green said.
Green wasn’t given a brief and had creative freedom to design. He said he enjoyed adding his own twist to the brand’s classic style.
“It was as if you took them out of a mold and you are left with the central ridge on the toe-line — that kind of idea,” Green said. He said he added excess fold flaps to cover the laces, which resulted in a protective and workwear aesthetic that suited the brand’s ethos. Most of his collections are based around, uniform, workwear and functionality.
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Ports Breaks into See-Now, Buy-Now with New, Unisex Label

LONDON – Ports is joining the see-now, buy-now crowd with the launch of a contemporary line known as Ports V, designed by the brand’s men’s wear creative director Milan Vukmirovic.
As part of the change in strategy, Ports 1961 men’s wear will not stage a fashion show in Milan in January.
The new label will feature bi-monthly, unisex capsule collections in an effort to be more reactive to a millennial customer base “for whom newness, exclusivity and accessible price points are integral to their contemporary fashion experience,” the company said.
“Finally, it seems we are able to reject previously accepted doctrine and provide the consumer with exactly what they want, when they want it, rather than be dictated to by show calendars, market schedules and delivery times,” said the designer.
Ports V will be focused on e-commerce, and the plan is to work in partnership with selected digital platforms. The first capsule drop is planned for March and will be announced via the brand’s social media platforms.
The brand added that the e-commerce-driven Ports V label “emphasizes our commitment to engage with a new generation, at more accessible price points, as predictably they will be our core consumer in the next decade.”

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Joe Manganiello Stitches Sweet Secret Note for Sofia Vergara into His Star Wars Premiere Look

 

If you weren’t already envious enough of Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara’s exceptionally attractive marriage, this might do it: The hunky actor attended the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with a sweet message to his bride stitched into his collar.

The couple, who is no stranger to a public display of affection, attended the film’s premiere Saturday night in coordinating attire – she in a pinstripe bustier A-line dress with sheer floral detail and platform heels, he in a windowpane plaid gray suit with black lace-ups and tone-on-tone black shirt, tie and pocket square. But popping the collar of the suit revealed a special surprise – red embroidery that read “I LOVE SOFIA,” which Vergara was very happy to model on her Instagram. “When your husband is carrying a little surprise for u,” she wrote with plenty of heart-eye emojis to underscore her delight.

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The couple is known for sweet gestures on social media that show how much they care, from posting romantic throwback photos from their wedding to surprising each other on set. And they keep each other top of mind even when they’re not around – Sofia works out with a life-size cardboard cutout of her ripped husband for inspiration, while Joe was planning anniversary presents well in advance of the big day.

They also take any opportunity to make a night out a sexy date night; from Thanksgiving to a friend’s wedding, Sofia never lacks for sparkle and Joe perpetually looks sharp. But now that he’s worn his heart on his collar to a major movie premiere, he’s going to have to work hard to top that particular look. Maybe an “I HEART SV” tee for his next beach vacation?

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Mack Weldon Moves Into Accessories

Mack Weldon continues to grow outside of the innerwear space.
The men’s basics brand is venturing into the accessories category with the ION Series, which will be available today on Mack Weldon’s e-commerce site.
“We were always talking about what was missing from our accessories. It felt really similar to what led us to reinvent men’s basics,” said Brian Berger, who cofounded the brand. “Everything out there felt just too sporty or too high fashion for our needs. Once we started hearing similar feedback from our customers, we knew it was time to go to work.”
The line, which retails from $ 28 to $ 148, includes a backpack, weekend bag, dopp kit, wallet, glove and hat. Matthew Congdon, creative director and vice president of design, said he and his team have layered innovative features into the items. The wallet, which will be available for spring, includes a mini charger along with RFID lining and a zip closure to keep things safe. Travel kits have antimicrobial silver lining and extra travel size bottles. And the weekender is made from industrial grade waterproof fabric and also includes a charger.
This line comes after Mack Weldon has introduced apparel, swimwear and an active line that launched with Equinox.
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