Album Review: Tanya Tucker’s ‘While I’m Livin”

Before there was a name and a place for it, an “outlaw” was what Tanya Tucker was in the years following her gentle country smash with the gospel lilt, “Delta Dawn,” in 1972. A hellraiser and heartbreaker (Merle Haggard and Glen Campbell were just a few of her noted lovers), Tucker made as many headlines […]

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Scott Disick, Birthday Party, Sofia RichieSofia Richie and Scott Disick are one photogenic pair.
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Chiara Ferragni Named Guest Editor of Upcoming Grazia Italia Issue

FERRAGNI-FICATION: It seems the world can’t have enough of Chiara Ferragni. Exactly a year after hosting the pop version of a royal wedding, the personality behind The Blonde Salad digital platform and the Chiara Ferragni Collection footwear and accessories label will once again mirror Meghan Markle assuming the role of guest editor in chief for a magazine. Instead of Vogue, Ferragni will curate the upcoming edition of weekly magazine Grazia Italia, which will hit newsstands on Aug. 29. This is the first time the publication names a guest editor. Ferragni broke the news on Thursday via Instagram. In a range of Instagram Stories, she revealed the issue will be “all about inspiring women, diversity, cyberbullying” and other matters close to her heart and that could inspire her 17.2 million followers. “I want to dedicate this issue to my followers that have been my strength and super-loyal during the years,” she added before thanking Grazia Italia’s editor in chief Silvia Grilli for the opportunity and for being “a big support for me since the beginning.” On her hand, Grilli teased the collaboration in the magazine’s current issue, released on Thursday. In her editor’s letter she defined Ferragni as “one of the firsts to understand the potentiality of

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Designers & Agents Trade Show Founder Pivots to Cannabis With The Plant Lore Agency

After more than three decades in the fashion industry, most notably as the cofounder of the Designers & Agents trade show, Barbara Kramer is pivoting to cannabis. Kramer has opened The Plant Lore, a full-service agency offering branding and product development, sales representation and retail support. Based in Los Angeles, she and her team are representing 10 high-end brands making CBD-infused products, including CBD + Nature (skincare); Gron (beauty and confections); Hello Goldie (tea); Mimoi (color face foundation with SPF); Ondo (tinctures), and Beboe (CBD vape pens). They have partnered with Wunderlich Kaplan Communications to offer brands public relations support. “I have always been interested in coloring outside the lines,” said Kramer, whose entrepreneurial spirit has moved her from New York to L.A. several times, while she was working as a showroom owner and sales agent for such fashion brands as Tocca, Jean Paul Gaultier and Petit Bateau. She and Ed Mandelbaum started D&A in 1996, focusing on the advanced contemporary category, and expanded the fair beyond New York and L.A. to Paris and Tokyo. Over the years, she’s produced runway shows, collaborated with the CFDA on events and been a buyer for Tootsie Plohound shoe stores. Three years ago, when she started

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Heads Up: Yakuza Remastered Collection Day 1 Physical Edition Now Available for Preorder

One of the biggest surprises out of Gamescom 2019 was the announcement of the Yakuza Remastered Collection, an updated release of Yakuzas 3, 4 and 5. In fact, Yakuza 3 was made available digitally at the same time the announcement was made, meaning you can revisit, or play for the first time, right now on PS4.

If you want to wait until February and get your hands on the Day 1 physical edition, you can preorder your right now and ensure you get all the Yakuza-y goodness on February 11.

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Warner Music Group Partners With Audiomack

Warner Music Group announced it has entered a partnership with the music streaming and discovery service Audiomack, marking the platform’s first licensing deal with a major label. According to the announcement, the two companies will work together on content concepts and explore ways to break emerging artists, connecting music fans with rising talent before they […]

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Novak Djokovic and Montblanc Launch Special StarWalker Fineliner

NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic is a huge advocate for sports and education, but the latter is why he partnered with Montblanc through his Novak Djokovic Foundation to create a limited-edition StarWalker writing instrument. Djokovic, who is the number-one ranked tennis player in the world and is defending his U.S. Open championship this month, had an intimate conversation with Hypebeast’s Courtney Kenefick at Soho House in the Meatpacking District to talk about his collaboration with Montblanc, his foundation, the importance of education and his experience in education and writing. “I’ve grown up in a household where education was essential. It took more than just tennis skills to get where I am today,” Djokovic said. Djokovic spoke at length about education in Serbia, his home country, and how it can improve early childhood education programs. “Our education is quite good [for ages] seven and older, but there’s lack of awareness of what preschool really means,” he explained. He said culture and finances are reasons for the lack of programs and awareness, and added, “As a father of two wonderful children, now I’m understanding more.” Djokovic started the Novak Djokovic Foundation in 2007 to invest in preschool education in Serbia at a time when 55 percent

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U.S. Polo Assn. Creates 30-Minute TV and Digital Show, ‘Women in Polo: The Palm Beaches’

U.S. Polo Assn. has teamed with Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council to sponsor a new TV and digital show called “Women in Polo: The Palm Beaches,” a 30-minute in-depth look at past, present and future female polo players. The show’s release is in tandem with U.S. Polo Assn.’s yearlong brand campaign, “Inspiring Others,” supporting female polo players through women’s training programs, charities, tournaments, as well as lifestyle and fashion events. The launch is timed with Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26 which commemorates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “With U.S. Polo Assn. being the official brand of the United States Polo Association, it was important for us to recognize these amazing women and share their inspirational stories both on and off the polo field,” said J. Michael Prince, president and chief executive officer of USPA Global Licensing Inc., which manages the multi-billion U.S. Polo Assn. brand. The show will reach more than 100 million households across a national audience and will air Labor Day weekend on the TVG network, which focuses on equestrian sports. In addition to the national broadcast, the show will air on ThePalmBeaches.tv and be available in Palm Beach County hotels and

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Kering-Led Fashion Pact Has 32 Signatories in Run-up to G7 Summit

PARIS — Geopolitical tensions might be running high ahead of this weekend’s summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations, but the fashion industry is eager to paint a different picture — one of corporate rivals banding together with pledges to do better for the environment, signing on to the “Fashion Pact.” Eliminating single-use plastics, using renewable energy and promoting regenerative agriculture practices are among the commitments from signatories of the pact, which will be presented by Kering chairman and chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault at the upcoming summit hosted by France in its coastal city Biarritz. Structured around the climate, biodiversity and the oceans, the initiative is spearheaded by Pinault, who was mandated for the job by French President Emmanuel Macron last April. Thirty-two companies have signed on so far, representing around 150 brands, and more are on the way, according to Kering and officials from the French president’s office and the country’s ministry of ecology.  Companies that have signed on so far range from fast-fashion retailers H&M and Zara-owner Inditex; sportswear labels Adidas and Nike; American-based companies Capri Holdings, Gap, PVH, Ralph Lauren and Tapestry; European luxury groups Chanel, Hermès International, Prada, Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani and Burberry, and Asia-based Fung Group. Stella

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Bluetooth Speaker Deals: Save on JBL Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers Today

I’m a huge fan of Bluetooth speakers. They’re so convenient and compact, and even the lowliest ones manage to push out decent sound. The JBL Bluetooth speaker line is one of the best around, and there are some great deals happening right now.

Whether you’re looking for the thunderous boom of the JBL Charge 4 or a more compact thump from the JBL Go 2, you can grab yourself a great little speaker on sale today.

JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Deal

One time on my way to work, there was a guy standing at the intersection with this exact speaker. He had it turned all the way up (and it was super-loud) and he was listening to the 1999 hit Bling-Bling by B.G. featuring Hot Boys and Big Tymers. I still think about that guy a lot. Anyway, if you order it from Walmart early enough, you get free next-day shipping.

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Politics are Tearing Apart America, But Hollywood Execs Still Don’t Seem to Realize It (Column)

Back in July 2013, then-NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced a miniseries about Hillary Clinton, set to star Diane Lane and focus on her life in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Call it cynical, but many of us gathered at the Television Critics Association press tour that day were skeptical that the project […]

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Everlane Opens First Permanent L.A. Store

San Francisco-based, direct-to-consumer brand Everlane has opened its first permanent shop in Los Angeles, where it all started eight years ago. The mission-driven basics line beloved by Meghan Markle, Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie and more, has opened a 3,188 square-foot store at 1101 Abbot Kinney in Venice, stocking Everlane’s denim, Ts and popular shoe styles including the Day Heel and Day Glove, alongside seasonal new arrivals. The space features huge glass windows, tons of natural white and a dramatic archway leading to the fitting rooms.  “Everlane has had roots in L.A. since we launched in 2011. It’s where our first product, the T-shirt, was made just outside of downtown, where they’re still made today. It’s also the home of our first pop-up and recent experiential concept store, Tread by Everlane,” said Tara Shanahan, vice president of retail at Everlane. “We know there is a huge appetite for the brand and after testing concept shops in a few different areas in L.A., we landed on Abbot Kinney for its sense of community, laid-back feel and the incredible foot traffic it sees on a day-to-day basis.” Everlane Los Angeles  The brand commissioned San Francisco artist Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, known for her large-scale supergraphics and work at

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Kirna Zabete Celebrates the Big 2-0, Set to Toast Fendi in East Hampton

Kirna Zabete is all grown up, and she’s aged beautifully. Owner Beth Buccini on Thursday will mark the 20th anniversary — which is actually Sept. 9 — by hosting a cocktail event celebrating Fendi‘s fall 2019 collection at Kirna Zabete’s East Hampton, N.Y., digs at 66 Newtown Lane. Kirna Zabete launched a pop-up shop in East Hampton in the summer of 2016. Buccini was hooked by Labor Day. “I said there is absolutely no way I’m closing this store,” she recalled. “Everyone is relaxed. You need something to wear that night. I had a sense it would work because people started calling me in [Manhattan] and saying, ‘When are you coming out? Can you bring me this or that.’” No retail anniversary would be complete without an exclusive commemorating capsule collection. Kirna Zabete’s features vibrantly printed summer frocks and swimsuits, sensually blended candles and acrylic neon box signs, among other products. Buccini tapped 20 designers and brands that reflect Kirna Zabete’s colorful, exuberant ethos and were chosen for being among the store’s early brands, a recent new discoveries or touching her in some other way. There’s Adam Lippes‘ special-edition top, La Double J’s Short & Sassy floral dress, Of Rare Origin’s floral gold

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Iceborne Let’s You Boost Through Monster Hunter: World Fast

Starting Monster Hunter: World now with massive expansion Iceborne on the horizon may seem intimidating, but additional changes and features coming with updates will help players get through the base game fast. Some of these were just revealed, like the Guardian Armor set and Helper Hunter incentives, alongside the newest trailer.

We talked to executive director and art director Kaname Fujioka, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, and director Daisuke Ichihara about how the Iceborne expansion and accompanying updates will change the experience for new-comers to World, and they offered a lot of insight.

“If you currently have World and you’re thinking, ‘I don’t want to buy the expansion because I’m not done with World yet,’ well, there’s a bunch of balance updates and content that’s being added into World with Iceborne,” said producer Ryozo Tsujimoto.

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Bill Bellamy Joins Octavia Spencer Netflix Series ‘Madam CJ Walker’

Bill Bellamy has joined the cast of the forthcoming Netflix limited series “Madam CJ Walker,” which tells the story of the black hair care pioneer and mogul. The four-part series hails from executive producers LeBron James and Octavia Spencer, who will also star as the titular Madam. The series is inspired by the book “‘On Her Own Ground’ […]

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Shaq Loves Big Guys, Hates Super Teams

NEW YORK — Shaquille O’Neal is a champion of the big guy. The retired NBA star, who played for the Magic, Lakers, Celtics, Heat, Suns and Cavaliers during his 19-year Hall of Fame career, is now a sports analyst for “Inside the NBA” on TNT, an actor, real estate developer and businessman. But it was in his role as the big and tall style ambassador for J.C. Penney that brought O’Neal to New York Monday night. He’s had a collection of big and tall men’s wear with the retailer, called Shaquille O’Neal XLG, for just under a year, and this spring, partnered with the store and Wilhelmina modeling agency to host a model search. The three winners — Chukwukere “A.K.” Ekeh, Ricardo “Ricky” Vichot and Jordan Alexander “Alex” Cochran — are featured in the Penney’s fall campaign for the collection and have been signed to Wilhelmina’s Titan division of big and tall models. Prior to a panel discussion, O’Neal sat down with WWD to discuss what it’s like finding clothes when you’re 7-feet, 1-inch, 325 pounds, how he thinks the Reebok brand has been diluted since being owned by Adidas, and his distaste for NBA “super teams.” WWD: You’re wearing your XLG suit, shirt

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The Biggest Fashion and Beauty Brand Controversies of 2019 — So Far

So far, 2019 has had no shortage of brand controversies in the fashion and beauty worlds. The year started off with a number of gaffes from some of the biggest luxury fashion houses, in many cases resulting in public outcry, public apologies and, sometimes, changes in company policy. Some of the most notable fashion controversies of 2019 were Gucci’s infamous “blackface” balaclava and Burberry’s noose sweater. Kim Kardashian also came under fire for cultural appropriation when she revealed the name her first fashion line, a shapewear collection called Kimono. From the backlash against Related Cos. chairman Stephen Ross and his many companies to Jaclyn Hill’s beauty brand recall, here is a breakdown of all the fashion and beauty brand controversies of 2019, so far. Gucci accused of cultural appropriation, twice — February and May 2019 Gucci fall 2018  Aitor Rosas Su–Ž/WWD Gucci came under fire for cultural appropriation not once, but twice in 2019. The first incident was in February when the designer house released a balaclava-style sweater in its fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection and on its web site, which many claimed resembled blackface. The backlash was immediate on social media, including by Gucci collaborator Dapper Dan, who took to his Twitter account to express his disappointment

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Kirna Zabête Celebrates Fendi in East Hampton in Lead-Up to 20th Anniversary

Kirna Zabête is all grown up, and she’s aged beautifully. Owner Beth Buccini today will mark the 20th anniversary – which is actually Sept. 9 – by hosting a cocktail event celebrating Fendi’s fall 2019 collection at Kirna Zabête’s East Hampton digs at 66 Newtown Lane. Kirna Zabête launched a pop-up shop in East Hampton in the summer of 2016. Buccini was hooked by Labor Day. “I said there is absolutely no way I’m closing this store,” she recalled. “Everyone is relaxed. You need something to wear that night. I had a sense it would work because people started calling me in [Manhattan] and saying, ‘When are you coming out? Can you bring me this or that.’” No retail anniversary would be complete without an exclusive collection, and Kirna Zabête’s consists of 20 items such as Johanna Ortiz’s midi dress, Le Sirenusse’s crop top and Cesta Collective bucket tote, among other items. Each product bears some significance to Buccini for being among the early brands sold at the store, or being a recent discovery. The collection also includes vibrantly printed summer frocks, swimsuits, sensually-blended candles, acrylic neon box signs, and a Hextor Saxe backgammon set. East Hampton, Bryn Mawr and Palm Beach, will activate special events

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Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ Sells to KKR’s New Distribution Company in Germany

Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” has been picked up for Germany by the newly established distribution company owned by New York-based private equity group KKR. Fred Kogel’s rapidly growing, but still unnamed, German independent production and distribution operation has taken all rights for Germany and Austria on the all-star whodunnit, which stars Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, […]

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Celine Blends Genders with New Perfumes By Hedi Slimane

MAKING SCENTS: Elaborating on its latest Instagram tease, Celine has offered new details of its perfume launch — the first by Hedi Slimane for the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned house. Drawing on the designer’s androgynous perspective, the 11 scents are meant for both men and women, carrying touches of tree moss, iris, rose or chypre. In line with designer’s penchant for full command, they are also meant to reflect Slimane’s personal history. “These perfumes distill the reminiscences of a moment, a place or people dear to the couturier,” the brand said in a statement. All of the new scents carry the designer’s “powdery olfactory signature,” according to the label, which describes it as an “enveloping and sophisticated patina” that is “prolonged by the elegance of a couture residual trail, capturing a fleeting memory and emotion as it wafts by.” This is not Slimane’s first foray in the perfume business. In 2004, the designer drew up a trio of Maison Christian Dior perfumes, a first since the house was founded in 1947. Nine of the new Celine fragrances will be available in the fall: Parade, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Dans Paris, Cologne Française, La Peau Nue and Eau de Californie, which are meant for day, as well

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Polo Creating Sustainable Uniforms for U.S. Open

Polo Ralph Lauren is mixing it up a bit for the U.S. Open Tennis tournament this year. The brand, which has been the official outfitter of the tournament since 2005, has reimagined the ball person uniforms it creates to be made from recycled materials. This is another indicator of the company’s push toward sustainability, which includes using 170 million recycled plastic bottles in its products and packaging by 2025 and convert the use of virgin poly-fiber to recycled poly-fiber throughout its supply chain by 2025. The 2019 U.S. Open Ball Person’s uniform — a Polo shirt, short or skort — will be made from yarn derived from seven recycled plastic bottles and the fabric will have performance features such as stretch and moisture-wicking properties. In addition, Polo Ralph Lauren will be collecting plastic tennis ball cans in partnership with Wilson at this year’s tournament and they will be made into the fabric for the 2020 Ball Person uniform. Over the course of the tournament, the company expects approximately 12,000 cans will be collected and recycled. In addition to the official uniforms for the ball people, the company has created a collection of off-court styles inspired by the Polo Sport brand from the Nineties. The

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Nintendo Highlights 29 Games in Indie World Showcase

Nintendo’s Indie World showcase, held just as Gamescom 2019 kicks off, featured over two dozen indie games, confirming release dates, revealing new games coming to the Nintendo Switch, and more.

Here’s the full list of games highlighted during the showcase, as well as their respective release windows or dates (seasons are based on North American release windows):

  • Risk of Rain 2 – Summer 2019
  • Eastward – 2020
  • Freedom Finger – Fall 2019
  • Röki – Winter 2019
  • Torchlight II – September 3
  • Skater XL – 2020
  • Youropa – Winter 2019
  • Superhot – Available today
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Celeb Video-Shoutout Startup Cameo Hires Ex-TikTok Exec Stefan Heinrich Henriquez

Cameo, a startup that lets consumers purchase video shoutouts from celebrities, tapped Stefan Heinrich Henriquez as chief marketing officer and general manager of international. Heinrich, most recently head of marketing for short-form video app TikTok, will lead the company’s global growth and branding and play a key role in Cameo’s continued global expansion. He’s based […]

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The Morning Show Trailer Has It All, From Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Facing Off to Steve Carell’s Breakdown

The Morning Show, Jennifer Aniston, Reese WitherspoonAfter two years of hearing about it, it’s finally here, your first full look at Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s Apple TV show, The Morning Show.
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Tailored Brands Sells Corporate Apparel Division for $62M

Tailored Brands, Inc. has officially exited the corporate apparel business. The Fremont, Calif.-based parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, said early Monday that it has sold the division for $ 62 million in cash to a group led by its existing U.K.-based management team. Of the sale price, approximately $ 56 million was received upon closing and approximately $ 6 million is being deferred to the first quarter of fiscal 2020. The company said it will use the money to pay down debt, freeing up cash for capital expenditures. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement to sell our corporate apparel business. The consummation of this transaction supports our previously stated strategy to focus on our core retail business in the U.S. and Canada while reducing debt,” said Tailored Brands president and chief executive officer Dinesh Lathi. At the same time, the company updated its outlook for the second fiscal quarter. It now expects net sales in the range of $ 787 million to $ 789 million, GAAP diluted earnings per share in the range of 64 cents to 66 cents and adjusted diluted EPS in the range of 78 cents to 80 cents, which is above the projections made on June 12 of

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LBV Plans First New York Fashion Week Runway Show, Launching Ready-to-Wear

LBV LAYERS UP: As creative director of the accessories label LBV, Elizabeth Kennedy will be showing off her first ready-to-wear collection for the company during New York Fashion Week. The ethos for LBVc/o Joss Sackler 2020 stemmed from the private women’s club by the same name that was started by Joss Sackler. Salonlike in that its members share ideas and interests, the debut collection is designed to be offshoots of Sackler’s style as well as her members. Confident in Kennedy’s design acumen, the club’s founder decided to invest in her to develop ready-to-wear, well-suited for on-the-go urbanites. Cocktail dresses, eveningwear and more tailored looks are part of the 40-style collection. It will be sold via the company’s e-commerce site in January and through an estimated 20 retailers for spring. The ready-to-wear will be in the $ 700-to-$ 3,000 retail range and the evening wear will fall between $ 1,800 and $ 7,000. The inaugural runway show will be Sept. 9 at the Bowery Terrace, and high-profile stylist Alex White will be working behind the scenes. Initially, the collection will be sold direct-to-consumer via the LBV site. But in a joint interview, Kennedy and Sackler said they have plans to wholesale the collection globally. There are also

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Nine Things You Probably Never Knew About Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel’s impact on fashion is unparalleled — and her design legacy is just as relevant today, on what would have been her 136th birthday, as it was decades ago. The legendary fashion designer’s canon of now-staples — the tweed suit, her No. 5 fragrance and the little black dress — exemplify the elegant, modern style that she was known for and one that was carried on by her successor Karl Lagerfeld, until his death earlier this year. In honor of Chanel’s birthday — Aug. 19, 1883 — WWD looks back at the designer’s legacy, unearthing some little-known facts about the iconic designer from our archives. Here are nine things you probably didn’t know about Coco Chanel: 1. She refused a marriage proposal from the Duke of Westminster. Chanel reportedly had a 10-year affair with the second Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, during which time the Duke proposed marriage to the designer. Chanel refused, later stating: “There are lots of Duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel.” 2. She was routinely at odds with other fashion designers. Coco Chanel in 1954.  AP/Shutterstock Chanel’s influence on other designers was undeniable, especially to Coco herself. On Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel was quoted saying, “Saint Laurent has excellent taste. The more he copies

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Selfridges Unveils New Generation Office Space

NEW HUB: After a long and ambitious renovation project of its accessories and men’s wear departments, Selfridges is now applying its flair for creative architecture and experiences to its executive, buying and merchandising offices, located on Duke Street, next to its London store. For the refurbishment project, the British retailer appointed architect Alex Cochrane, a longtime collaborator, to transform the department store’s 19,700-square-foot head office — a process that took up to two years to complete. The aim was to create a more creative and collaborative workspace environment, as well as incorporate sustainable design elements. Cue pink glass telephone booths, bright red box seats in a dedicated table tennis area and glossy green or magenta shelves. The space also features materials such as renewable wood paneling and solar panels to further the retailer’s commitment to sustainability. Earlier this year, the retailer also announced plans to ban exotic skins from its store as part of its sustainability efforts. It’s also ditching assigned work spaces in favor of open-plan workrooms in its buying and merchandizing area — dubbed the Hub — in a bid to be more aligned to the nomadic nature of the buying team’s busy travel schedule. The company added that everything within the space,

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Versace Provides Travel Kits for Turkish Airlines Business Class Intercontinental Travelers

VERSACE FRESHENS UP: Duty-free shopping in airports can be a blood sport for harried travelers who tend to fall into two camps — killing time or crunched for time. Turkish Airlines travelers can skip the last-minute blitz for moisturizer, lip balm and other in-flight sundries, since the carrier will be providing them with travel kits from Versace or Mandarina Duck. Business-class passengers taking intercontinental flights will get the Versace assortment. Female fliers will find socks, earplugs, a sleep mask, warning stickers, Versace lip balm, hand lotion, facial mist and a hair clasp all contained in a zippered orange case. The men’s version is slightly different and is stowed away on a black case. To keep the pearly whites intact, there are travel-size Colgate toothpaste tubes as part of the deal. Staying squeaky clean is truly in fashion, as evidenced by Naomi Campbell’s viral “airport routine” video, which was filmed on a Qatar Airways plane. More than 1.4 million people have watched the five-minute spot on her YouTube channel. The supermodel breaks out her pre-packed plastic gloves to scrub down her business class surroundings, “cleaning anything that you touch or could possibly touch.” Turkish Airlines isn’t just offering its business-class passengers some special pampering

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IGN UK Podcast #500 Live

16 Podcasters, 300 audience members, 1 live band and 500 episodes. This is the IGN UK Podcast’s 500th episode live spectacular!

We roped in a whole host of voices from past and present to join us live at London’s famous 100 Club. With four panels of four, we talked about our favourite memories from the last ten years of podcasts. We also had not one, but three of our favourite Endless Search games with the amazing Code:Marla doing a live performance of jingle (yes, they did it 3 times!).

A great time was had by all, but mostly by us! Thank you so much to all the amazing people who traveled so far and helped make this event so special. Here’s to another 500 episodes!

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Locarno Film Review: ‘Vitalina Varela’

Frequently beautiful compositions and the theatrical use of a fierce kind of artifice have long been the hallmarks of Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa, regarded by a small but influential group of aesthetes as one of the great filmmakers of our era. For those in tune with his vision, the director’s films offer an exciting lesson […]

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Bergdorf, Goat Partner on Sneaker Installation

Bergdorf Goodman is hoping to attract sneakerheads by partnering with Goat for a special installation at its men’s store that will run through New York Fashion Week. On Wednesday, the retailer and the Los Angeles-based sneaker reseller will open an installation at the Goodman’s Men’s Store that will showcase some highly coveted models including Chanel’s collaboration with Pharrell on the Adidas NMD Human Race Trail, and the auto-lacing Air Mag Back to the Future. Both will be on display in the store and will also be available for purchase for $ 16,400 and $ 47,250 respectively. “Sneakers and athletic-driven sportswear have been a leading component of the designer and luxury men’s wear world, and we see this influence continuing to be very important,” said Bruce Pask, men’s fashion director for Bergdorf Goodman. “Goat is an innovator and leader in the resale space with an elevated aesthetic, peerless expertise and a focus on customer experience and service — aspects that we absolutely share, making this a perfectly suited partnership and an exciting new experience that our customers can only find at Bergdorf Goodman.” Pask said he met Matt Cohen, Goat’s vice president of business development and strategy, a little over a year ago, and they visited the

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Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone’s Daughters, Corinne and Sistine, Costar in “47 Meters Down: Uncaged”

“I don’t think I fully thought it through,” said Corinne Foxx, 25, of accepting a starring role in Johannes Roberts’ shark thriller “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,” out today. “The director asked me, ‘What’s your swimming ability like?’ I said, ‘It’s great, it’s wonderful,’ and then I got there, and I couldn’t even doggy paddle.” “They told me I got the part on a Thursday, and by Sunday, I was on a plane,” she continued. She was given the part after another actress turned it down and learned to both swim and scuba dive in four days. “It’s survival. Either you swim or you don’t swim, so I had to figure it out. I don’t know what I was thinking, but it paid off.” Along with being the daughters of well-established, respected actors, Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone, Corinne and her costar Sistine Stallone, 21, have a number of other similarities. They have both modeled, been Miss Golden Globe — the tradition that ended in 2017 of celebrity offspring assisting in handing out award trophies to winners — and now, they’re in their first feature film. “It’s been fun, because it’s my first press circuit for my own movie,” said Foxx of being asked the

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Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Peaky Blinders Season 5

Peaky Blinders premieres August 25 on the BBC in the UK, but international viewers don’t have to wait too much longer for their fix of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his enterprising crime family to return. Peaky Blinders’ Season 5 release date on Netflix has been announced – mark your calendars for Friday, October 4, when US and international audiences will be able to binge the entire six-episode season and see what kind of mischief Tommy gets up to after becoming a member of parliament.

Season 5 “finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will impact not only the future of his family but that of the entire nation.”

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Mud, Music and Community: Memories of the Original Woodstock (Guest Column)

When news broke that Woodstock would be having a 50th anniversary festival in 2019, I immediately received an inquisitive call seeking more information — from my 67-year-old father. “What’s this I hear about another Woodstock?,” he asked with a little excitement but more skeptical curiosity, which turned out to be a fair reaction, as the […]

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The Look Book for Target’s 20th Anniversary Collection Is Here

Target is giving shoppers a peek at its upcoming 20th anniversary collection. The retailer sent shoppers into a frenzy when it announced it was tapping into its archives and reproducing over 300 items from its past designer collaborations, many of which sold out immediately upon release. Now, the brand has revealed all the styles for the upcoming collection. On Thursday, Target posted the campaign for the collection on its Instagram account, which shows the designers themselves posing alongside models dressed in their designs. View this post on Instagram Celebrating 20 years of Design for All! Anniversary Collection drops in-store and online 9/14. Link in bio to explore. Follow @Target20 for more. #Target20 A post shared by Target (@target) on Aug 15, 2019 at 6:14am PDT The look book revisits Target’s fashion designer collections over the last 20 years, including its first collaboration in 1999 with Michael Graves — a homeware collection — and its latest collaboration in 2018 with British lifestyle brand Hunter. The upcoming anniversary collection — which hits stores on Sept. 14 and is available for pre-order on Sept. 3 — includes other collaborations with designers like Zac Posen, Anna Sui, Missoni, Phillip Lim, Rodarte, Jason Wu and Lilly Pulitzer,

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Fashion Controversy in China: How Givenchy, Coach and Versace Are Involved

Brands such as Givenchy, Coach and Versace have all come under fire recently for marking Hong Kong as its own country on their merchandise and web sites. The brands have been criticized for offending Chinese sovereignty as the Hong Kong protests continue after 10 weeks. The fashion controversy in China continued in the past week when models Liu Wen and Yang Mi ended their newly-minted contracts with Coach and Versace, respectively. Givenchy’s t-shirt  Courtesy The models’ split from the luxury brands is part of a larger controversial issue surrounding fashion designers and Chinese geopolitics that have caused other Chinese ambassadors to break ties with the brands. From which models are involved to the brands’ apologies, here is everything you need to know on the fashion controversy in China. How are Givenchy, Coach and Versace involved in the China fashion controversy?  Coach, Versace and Givenchy have made materials seen as insensitive toward Chinese sovereignty. Each of the brands have released t-shirts that show a list of cities followed by their respective country, however, Hong Kong is listed as its own country instead of as part of China. One of the controversial Coach T-shirt designs.  Courtesy Additionally, on Coach and Givenchy’s t-shirts, Taipei is listed as “Taipei, Taiwan.” On Coach’s web site,

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Huawei ‘confident’ UK will resist pressure from US over 5G

Huawei is confident that the UK will resist “politically motivated” pressure from the US and “make the right decision” to allow the Chinese telecommunications giant to supply critical parts of its next generation 5G mobile internet infrastructure.
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Hiking Adventure ‘The Trail’ Gets Movie Treatment at Imagine (EXCLUSIVE)

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine is teaming with Scholastic Entertainment for a feature adaptation of Meika Hashimoto’s adventure novel “The Trail.” The movie project is being developed through the eight-month-old Imagine Kids+Family division. Quinn Emmett will write the script. Imagine Kids+Family president Stephanie Sperber, Scholastic Entertainment president Iole Lucchese and Caitlin Friedman will serve […]

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The Desperate Housewives Creator Revealed the Secret to His Female Characters and It’ll Bring a Tear to Your Eye

Why Women KillMarc Cherry has made a career out of writing women–and writing them well.
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For That Special Day: Karen Walker Creates Bridal Collection

Just as every bride has a story — or more likely 100 stories — designer Karen Walker wants to be part of that narrative with a new bridal collection. The Auckland, New Zealand-based designer has created an assortment of wedding-day styles, after years of customers requesting bridal dresses or outfits. Until now, the timing never felt right, Walker said. But that did not deter many from buying various Karen Walker designs to wear for their big day. “But they had never been designed specifically for that intent,” she explained. Now there are 12 bespoke dresses, four bespoke suits and two off-the-rack dresses “for those wanting to elope,” Walker said. Retail prices range from $ 950 to $ 3,500 and are sold through the new bridal shop in her Auckland boutique and online store. Bespoke shoppers can work directly with her team that includes patternmakers, tailors and other specialists in her atelier or via e-mail, FaceTime or other means. Fittings and creating toiles are all part of the package. Such procedures have been put to use for six international high-profile clients over the past 12 months. That roster included former First Lady Michelle Obama, who needed a suit for her “Becoming” book tour. Walker said,

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Hannah Godwin of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Talks Drama-Free Shoot, ‘Making Pretty Powerful’ for Kensie

ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” is all about the drama, but the reality show’s Hannah Godwin has a more direct message in Kensie’s fall campaign. In an interview Tuesday, the 24-year-old talked about the brand’s “#Make Pretty Powerful” marketing initiative, but she wasn’t about to reveal anything about the show. Godwin edged into modeling as a high schooler, going on to appear in print ads, catalogues, e-commerce sites, music videos and commercials, particularly in the Southeast and on the West Coast. Photography is another pursuit. Having bought Kensie as a teenager, she said, “They have very cute clothes, which made me pick up their things. It’s good quality. You can rewear a lot of the stuff, which I really love. I will keep them in my closet for a year and just rewear them a bunch of different ways.” Dove Shore photographed the campaign in Beverly Hills in what the reality star described as “a magical dollhouse.” But one that was free from any sign of Dylan Barbour, Blake Horstmann or any of Godwin’s other televised admirers. In addition to the abundance of bikinis and cut-off shorts that Godwin wore for “BIP,” she also wore a few tanks. “It was so hot there. I

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Darq Review

I’m a coward when it comes to nightmares, so Darq’s premise of a psychological horror game set in a lucid dream was enough to make me uncomfortably squirm in my chair on its own. My brain already loves to put me through the wringer with restless dreams, so I was worried that Darq’s subject matter might be too much for me. But its somber monochromatic visuals and puzzles that bend the laws of physics were too alluring of a sirensong, and I’m glad they pulled me to play it because, even at its most bleak, Darq is beautiful.

Darq fixates on submerging you in a dreamscape and doesn’t elaborate much in the way of a backstory. There’s no initial title screen, even; instead, a decaying apartment with a boy quivering at the center. This is Darq’s protagonist, Lloyd. He’s at the mercy of his unconscious mind, desperate to wake up – but I only know even those few details from perusing Darq’s official website. The story is intentionally opaque to replicate that “fuzzy details” feeling when you try to recall a dream from memory – more thoughts and feelings, less plot and exposition – which works in its favor.

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Roger Deakins to Receive Variety Artisan Award at Toronto Film Festival

Academy Award-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins, best known for films such as “Shawshank Redemption” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” will be honored with the Variety Artisan Award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Gala. The annual fundraising gala, which will take place on Sept. 9 at the Fairmont Royal York during TIFF, will […]

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Grailed and Future Come Together for Closet Sale

Grailed and Future are partnering again for another closet sale, with proceeds going to the rapper’s FreeWishes Foundation that encourages and empowers youths and seniors through programs and events. The men’s fashion marketplace first partnered with the rapper at ComplexCon in 2018, and the follow-up, which will officially launch on Aug. 9, includes pieces from Gucci, Saint Laurent, Off-White, Burberry and Fear of God among others. It also includes custom basketball, hockey and football jerseys, and a concert-worn jacket from the Summer Sixteen Tour with Drake that reads “Them Boys Up To Something” across the sleeves and back in reference to “Jumpman,” their platinum-selling song from the “What a Time to Be Alive” mixtape. The 50-plus pieces available in the sale have a potential value of $ 23,000. “Whether it be low-end or high-end, we mix it in and blend it well,” said Future. “Because it’s not about what you wear or what you spend, it’s the person who’s wearing it. It’s how you put it together.” Grailed recently had a closet sale with actor Adam Pally for Father’s Day, and operated a showroom in Paris for fashion week in June. Grailed cofounder Arun Gupta said in June that the company has plans for more

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Social Media Has a Lot to Say About Nars’ Phallic Lipstick Campaign

Nars is taking risqué marketing to the next level. The 25-year-old beauty company, best known for its Orgasm blush — among other shade names that are sexual innuendos — has social media abuzz over its newest campaign. Nars posted the raunchy video — which shows a nude lipstick melting into the phallic shape — to its Instagram account with the caption: “When the nudes keep you up all night.” Social media was quick to react, with many expressing their shock at the campaign. Model Chrissy Teigen, for one, poked fun at the campaign on her Twitter account. honestly in love with this color and now I must have it to soften my boner — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 12, 2019 “The View” cohost Meghan McCain for another, responded to the video campaign, claiming the brand’s blush is her favorite to use. It’s my favorite blush 😕 — Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 12, 2019 Beauty influencers, including Nicolette Mason and Manny Gutierrez, have also reacted to the campaign, praising the brand for its unique marketing. Francois Nars is our sex positive makeup king!!!! — nicolette mason (@nicolettemason) August 12, 2019 Honestly I live for NARS branding lol ❤️ #orgasm — Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) August 13, 2019 While some are amused by Nars’ marketing tactic,

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DKNY, NFL Partner on Sport Collection

The NFL will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season and DKNY is doing its part to help the league celebrate. The brand is creating an exclusive DKNY Sport collection for women that will be co-branded with the logos of all 31 teams. The line offers street-style-worthy, feminine looks that were created as an alternative to the loose-fitting jerseys that have become de rigeur among fans. This collection will offer puffer coats, sneaker dresses, classic leggings and cropped hoodies, all co-branded with the logos of the team. Beginning in October, the line will be expanded to include sweatshirts, jackets and vests. Prices range from $ 40 for T-shirts to $ 150 for outerwear. The DKNY x NFL collection will be available beginning this month at Macy’s, select stadiums and on the DKNY, NFL and Fanatics web sites. Earlier this year, DKNY offered a similar sports-inspired collection for Major League Baseball. That was part of a push by Fanatics, the largest global retailer of licensed sports merchandise, to focus on more-upscale brands. The collection comes as a result of a licensing deal between DKNY and the NFL.

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