MOVING ON: Rod Manley, executive vice president of global communications at Calvin Klein Inc., is leaving the New York-based fashion house.
It is understood Manley resigned for personal reasons, and to pursue another professional opportunity. His next move could not immediately be learned.
The executive could not be reached for comment over the weekend. A Calvin Klein spokeswoman said Sunday Manley is still with the company, but confirmed he has tendered his resignation. “Rod has been an incredible asset to Calvin Klein during his time with the organization. We wish him the absolute best in his future endeavors,” she said.
A seasoned communications figure, Manley joined Klein in 2015. Before that, he was senior vice president, communications at Giorgio Armani, where he has worked for nine years, both in New York and previously in the company’s Milan headquarters.
Manley oversaw the public relations, celebrity services, special events and corporate communications teams. His successor has yet to be named.
Giorgio Armani injected a young and fun vibe into his Emporio Armani collection.
The lineup’s eye-catching look was conveyed through the flamboyant patchwork of jacquard motifs peppering coats, the graphic wild animal motifs printed on suits — their mannish silhouettes softened by the plush velvet fabric — as well as by slightly exaggerated shapes. For example, a blue Neoprene blazer and deep green trenchcoat, which was layered over a feminine, ruffled silk dress, showed bold, oversize cuts.
Denim enhanced the urban vibe of the collection with bleached jeans matched with a two-tone faux fur coat and loafers for an updated, cool tomboy look. Slim jeans were also matched with sartorial jackets, enriched by maxi buttons adding an eccentric touch.
LONDON – Kim Jones, artistic director of Dior men’s wear, will be among the British and international names to step onto the stage at Royal Albert Hall Monday night as the winner of the inaugural Trailblazer award.
The award marks Jones’ “always-on cultural zeitgeist and his reputation for challenging the norms while respecting heritage, history, creativity and innovation,” the British Fashion Council said, adding the award recognizes “the very best innovators and creatives in fashion” who are significantly shaping the industry.
The BFC pointed to Jones’ collaboration with KAWS to reinterpret the Dior bee emblem and the designer’s appeal to a growing female audience, “reflecting the trend for men and women forgetting the gender focus of a collection and buying pieces they simply want to own and wear.”
“His love for travel, international cultures and understanding of consumers further enhance his creative and commercial standing,” said Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the BFC, adding the organization is “very proud he is British born, educated and a great global ambassador for our industry.”
Jones, a Central Saint Martins graduate, said: “This recognition for my work means a lot to me.”
The Fashion Awards, which is sponsored mainly by Swarovski, is the main fundraiser for the BFC,
In this new video update at OnlyOpaques, we find the sexy blonde teen Jana D stripping out of her sexy candy girl outfit. The outfit, which has Jana in red stockings with red polka dot satin panties and bra, wraps tightly around her sexy petite body until she decides to play naughty and throw it to the floow revealing her delicious breasts and firm ass!
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Did anyone happen to see the first episode of Celeb Air that started on ITV2 Tuesday night. I’m sure some of you must have! Well, if you did you would have seen that one of the celebrities was none other than Only Tease favorite Michelle Marsh. To celebrate, I thought I’d share with you this very hot photo gallery of Michelle. She’s slipping out her sultry blue evening dress with only a black thong and stockings underneath.
[[tmz:video id=”0_c2zw3eo5″]] Nike has put their money behind Colin Kaepernick — and now the man who founded the company tells TMZ Sports, he believes the QB should still be playing in the NFL. We saw shoe legend, Phil Knight leaving…
Ermenegildo Zegna is expanding its reach in China.
The luxury Italian men’s wear brand has opened a digital “flagship” on Tmall Luxury Pavilion in a move that marks Zegna’s first online offering in the market outside of its own e-commerce site.
Zegna was one of the first luxury-goods brands to enter China with the opening of its first store in Beijing in 1991. The country now represents about half of its overall business. At the WWD CEO Summit in October, chief executive officer Ermenegildo Zegna, said: “We used to test new things in this market [the U.S.], but now we test them in China, and if it works, then we bring them around the world. [The Chinese customer] is so alive and he wants continuous innovation — probably because he’s younger and he has more time to shop.”
As part of its launch on Tmall, Zegna has created an exclusive collection with the Chinese Football Association. The limited-edition CFA Capsule Collection, which was developed for the China market, offers navy and white activewear, polo shirts, jackets, trainers and leather accessories inspired by the national soccer team’s off-field formal and casual attire, which Zegna has designed since 2016. A fuller assortment will be available by
Nicole Miller featured her pre-fall collection on a character who embodied its mix of tough and tender — model and professional skydiver Alyona Subbotina.
“I had such a strong personality wear them. She worked into the story because I felt I always design for that strong girl who has the feminine soft side and the edge together,” Miller mused. Camouflage prints with tiny flowers were mixed with dark floral prints on multiple easy dresses, and most memorably on an oversize utility coat. One little black dress had bows sewn all over it. “If you’re a goody-two-shoe, you make it all bows, and if you’re a badass, you make it all knots or let it hang, but I showed it half and half for duality,” the designer explained.
Miller referred to her light-colored floral frocks as “the sweeter things in life,” and mixed in bomber jackets and half-leather, half-cotton denim pants to toughen them up.
Three students from the Pratt Institute of Design are under the spotlight. Their senior thesis projects are being showcased at the Ralph Pucci International showroom, 44 West 18th Street, through Dec. 14.
“We are always looking for what’s new, what’s next,” said Ralph Pucci. “The kids are not afraid to take creative chances. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But the result is always fresh and original.”
Pucci, a member of the board of directors at Pratt, picked three of his favorite collections from last spring’s senior student show, to showcase on his new mannequins, for visual market week and for several days after.
“Ralph recognizes superior talent at Pratt,” said Jennifer Minniti, chairwoman of Pratt Institute School of Design. “These student designs are really showroom ready. We prefer to challenge the norms and provide new cultural messaging through fashion.”
Rachel Lee, 22, who lives in Brooklyn and now works at Gap Inc. in design, has eight mannequins at the Pucci showroom. “The concept for my thesis is based on my family,” Lee said. “They’re from New Orleans and I wanted to connect with the city. It’s all about color, humor and fun. My mom’s side of the family is from there. Last June,
This amazingly sexy redhead is posing as a secretary in a short and sexy minidress today at OnlyOpaques. She quickly strips out of her secretary outfit to expose her erotic lingerie and black suspended stockings. This beauty has an awesome body and an ass to die for!
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It seems that since you’ve boys have been good, Gemma Massey is going to do strip right out of her clothes for you. She’s wearing a headmistress outfit, but there’s no need to worry about getting punished, unless you’re into that sort of thing. Underneath that she’s wearing a sexy red and black lingerie with a matching thong and black holdup stockings.
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Olivia Culpo’s holiday shopping outfit is giving everyone lots of ideas … for gifts. And, other things. The former Miss Universe looked catwalk-ready Friday, as she floated out of a Epione dermatology in Bev Hills, rocking a ridiculously hot pair of…
Theatergoers, who haven’t lined up tickets for “The Cher Show,” can catch her famed fashion designer Bob Mackie at a Jan. 29 Q&A at 92Y.
Looking to give the glitzy bedazzler his due after more than 50 years in the fashion industry, Fern Mallis said she has been trying to get him to commit to the stage for a year. About a year ago, the Fashion Icons interviewer started the process. “Booking people for this is not exactly easy,” she said, adding that news reports of the Cher-inspired Broadway show only made her more impassioned to seek him out.
Mallis said she first met Mackie more than 30 years ago through the Council of Fashion Designers of America. “I remember going to one of his shows in the tents at Bryant Park that was just mind-boggling. It was so theatrical that it was like watching a Broadway show. The crowd was just on their feet. It wasn’t about the latest trends or fads. It was spectacle.”
While Cher remains perennially linked to Mackie’s career, he worked with Carol Burnett for 11 years, and dressed standouts like Judy Garland and Diana Ross, too. Mackie also sketched the nude-colored rhinestone-encrusted gown that Marilyn Monroe wore
R13’s Chris Leba is in the throes of consolidating his offices into a new downtown space — and gearing up to open his first brick-and-mortar store on the ground level sometime next year. Women’s market is in full swing, then men’s, then women’s again.
He drew light inspiration for his pre-fall from Sofia Coppola’s film “Marie Antoinette,” enticed by its frivolity and baroque elements. Subtle winks to the film were seen in the ruffles on billowing button-down shirts, and sand-washed floral-printed silks rendered into easy and sexy tops with animal print accents. Otherwise, the collection featured Leba’s usual balance of eccentric punk, tailoring and inventive denim.
At the core of the collection were young, exciting, wearable clothes with gender-ambiguous undertones. A bleached group of suiting and sweatshirts with safety-pin embellishments provided edge to more formal men’s-inspired attire, and upcycled vintage motorcycle jackets which are specially studded in Los Angeles and can’t easily be replicated. One effortlessly cool pinstriped blazer was cut generously and studded along the lapels. Leba noted many of the tailored items could end up in the men’s line, following a recent trend of gender-fluid design.
He thrived when using denim to experiment with new, inventive shapes, such as jackets with
Faherty is in the giving spirit this holiday season.
The New York-based casualwear brand has created a new women’s collection, the Rainbow capsule, and will donate 10 percent of sales to The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth.
The collection, which will be available starting Monday, consists of a sweater poncho for $ 269, a pom beanie for $ 78 and a cotton-acrylic scarf for $ 118.
To promote the initiative, Faherty will team with Brooklyn-based fashion blogger Allison Graham of “She Does Him,” who will produce and share a campaign featuring the Rainbow capsule with more than 27,000 of her followers.
“When we designed the Rainbow Sweater Poncho and matching beanie and scarf for our holiday collection, its bright colors and cozy softness evoked in us the warm and fuzzy feeling of the holidays,” said Faherty president Kerry Faherty. “But we also know the holidays can bring up feelings of sadness and loneliness for many. We reached out to The Trevor Project to set up a partnership and donate a portion of our Rainbow Collection sales to the organization. We’re deeply inspired by and grateful for the organization’s incredible efforts in the LGBTQ community and we’re honored to support them during
I hope you all like the 3 preview pics from today’s set on www.onlymelanie.com. The jeans I am wearing are my favourites they fit so snug and low they make me will feel mega sexy, especially when I wear lingerie under them. talking about my blue lingerie I hope you like it I got it for today’s shoot, I thought the lingerie wound look great with the jeans, let me know what you think.
As I always do when I wear jeans I also wear a thong, but I am naughty cos the jeans are so low you can see my thong over the top of the jeans, maybe not as bad as the 2nd photo above hehehe.
With increasing prices, everyone I know is flying less. However, if the stewardesses looked and dressed more like Carole, I don’t think the airlines would be having any financial problems. Today inside of Only Tease, you can enjoy these very sexy photos of Carole in an air hostess outfit. It shows off a lot of cleavage and it’s very short, that’ll definitely get some attention from the male passengers on her flight.
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Remember when Drake was the biggest Kentucky Wildcats fan on the planet?? The dude’s leanin’ more towards Duke, now … ’cause Drizzy’s added a FULL R.J. Barrett Montverde Academy basketball uniform to his insane collection … and he’s proudly…
PARIS — Virgil Abloh has added a new role to his CV: creative adviser for sustainable innovation design at Evian.
The founder of Off-White and creative director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s line is to help the mineral water company, owned by Danone, make its design process more sustainable.
“Evian is an iconic brand with a strong heritage in fashion and creativity,” the designer said in a statement. “Its sustainability ambitions align with my own. Together we can push boundaries and explore new areas of revolution, paving a better future for generations globally.”
The announcement comes as Evian steps toward its goal of becoming a 100 percent circular brand by 2025: By this date, the company aims for all its water bottles to be made out of recycled plastic.
According to the statement, Abloh will both help design Evian future products and “use his wide-scale platform to engage his audience and raise awareness around the importance of innovation in design and sustainability.”
Announcing the collaboration via its Instagram account, Evian playfully riffed on Abloh’s signature quotation marks: on a makeshift Evian business card, the designer’s name is followed by his new title, “Creative Adviser.”
“Virgil is a creative innovator who has a degree in civil engineering and a
Creative director Emily Smith’s formula for pre-fall was a little bit American southwest mixed with the work of light and space artist James Turrell, who is best known for the Roden Crater, a large-scale installation set inside a volcanic cinder cone in the Painted Desert region of Arizona. The result was a wide range of breezy silhouettes balancing a sense of ease with cool. Smith has been steering the brand in a younger direction the past few seasons, and this collection seemed to mark the full realization of those efforts.
References to the inspirations were light, and seen only through ombré, tie-dye and landscape prints in rich, earthy tones. A buttery camel leather coat with ombré effect displayed the collection’s sleek sensibility, while a gray leather jacket and skirt with the same dip-dye effect leaned more edgy and fun. Dresses were used as a canvas and featured abstract sand dunes and cloud prints — none of which read literal. An elegant chambray dress with obilike belt was the closest thing to Wild West fashion. She focused on silhouettes that lend themselves to easy summer dressing, including lounge-y and chic pajama sets, cotton wrap-front blouses and a great oversized travel scarf created by
PARIS — Kering and the Savory Institute have joined forces to apply the nonprofit’s “Land to Market” system for sourcing to the fashion industry.
Noting the industry’s part in damaging ecosystems, the luxury giant said the idea is to promote agriculture practices meant to reverse environmental damage. So-called regenerative raw materials are key to building a circular economy for the industry, and their use could be a potential game changer, the company said in a joint statement with the organization.
“Regenerative agriculture is a multibenefit solution which supports Kering’s sustainability ambitions to mitigate our environmental impacts and deliver positive outcomes along our supply chain,” said the group’s chief sustainability officer, Marie-Claire Daveu, who also heads the group’s international institutional affairs.
The company will become a “frontier founder” or partner to the Boulder-based group, and the two will work together to draw up a network of farms to supply raw materials to Kering.
Fashion companies are under increasing pressure to improve their records amidst growing consumer concern about environmental issues. Kering has positioned itself as a trailblazer on such matters in the corporate world, publishing an environmental profit and loss account for the sneaker business Puma as early as 2011, for example.
Calling the deal announced Thursday
I think you’re really going to enjoy these sexy photos of Jamie Hammer. This raven haired bombshell has poses for Playboy, appeared in Penthouse, but today we have her all to ourselves. She’s wearing one very sexy and sheer lingerie outfit. It consists of a tiny black bustier, with matching panties and a pair of opaque stockings. She definitely knows how to pose for the camera and really show off her figure.
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Amazon has already changed the way humans shop for pretty much everything. Now the company has its sights set on the fastest growing segment of e-commerce on the planet: apparel.
Of course, there are plenty of hurdles. People have always been leery of buying clothes they can’t first see, feel, and/or try on. And guys notoriously hate shopping for clothes. Most importantly, until recently absolutely nothing about Amazon was considered “cool.” Rather, Amazon earned its renown as the source for the life’s necessary staples: trash bags, light bulbs, and batteries.
The groundbreaking smart home accessory beat established tech companies to market with a fun, intuitive, and—so far—reliable product with the Echo. Thanks to its success, Amazon has been emboldened in recent years, branching into segments (like groceries) that had traditionally been off-limits to the company. It still might not be “cool,” but it’s definitely on the cutting edge.
Fashion, though, is purely subjective. Thanks to the commerce models put in place by apparel companies like Bonobos and Warby Parker, the online fashion commerce business plan has been firmly established. Now it’s up to Amazon to convince us that it’s developed a tasteful sense of style.
It follows Amazon’s traditional presentation to a T, sorting its offerings into categories by price, size, Big & Tall, brand, and more. But Amazon Fashion breaks it down even further into curated sections such as Night Out (stylish streetwear), Workout, and In for the Night (loungewear, pajamas). Better, it curates pages to offer recommendations on various styles of dress. The Cool section features plenty of black garb, skinny jeans, leather jackets, and boots; Minimal offers staples in warm tones, like coats, sweaters, and sneakers; Casual goes for the comfortable, laid-back look with chinos, chukkas, and natural fabrics; and Classic offers traditional everyday fare like jeans, t-shirts, work boots, and pea coats.
Recently, Amazon also unveiled a number of technical innovations designed to drive its apparel business. The Echo Look is an Alexa-powered “hands-free camera and style assistant” that records and comments on your clothing choices—and offers recommendations for improvement, based on a variety of AI factors. (If that seems kinda creepy, we don’t blame you—but so did horseless carriages way back when.) The Look hasn’t yet exploded like the Alexa has, perhaps because it doesn’t allow calling and messaging the way a traditional Echo does. But with a holiday sale price of $ 50 (it’s regularly $ 200), the Echo Look is priced to move. We’ll see.
Another new fashion feature, Prime Wardrobe, lets you to try up to eight items for seven days (no dressing rooms!) and return what you don’t want, free, in a resealable box with a preprinted label. It’s another modern approach that Amazon learned from the real innovators in the e-commerce apparel space, like StitchFix.
So take a spin around Amazon Fashion. If you’re already a Prime member, you’ve got nothing to lose; just return the stuff you won’t wear. It might not totally revolutionize your closet, but it’s way easier than a dozen laps around the mall. And hey, no dressing rooms.
Amal Clooney’s got her hands full … with her bundled-up twins, their teddy bears and even a go bag for her little girl. George’s wife was flying solo Thursday morn with the couple’s 1-and-a-half-year-old twins, Alexander and Ella, as the trio left the…
BOOK CLUB: Catherine Quin, the London-based designer known for her minimalist creations, has carved a path of her own, removed from the never-ending fashion cycle.
Her ultimate mission, she said, is to connect with her customers and to encourage them to “buy less, but better.”
Earlier this week she gathered a group of the women who most inspire her, including political activist Gina Miller, chef Jemima Jones, footwear designer Lily Hanbury and founder of Women for Women charity Brita Fernandez Schmidt, at the vintage book library on the top floor of Maison Assouline in London.
The women, who gathered for tea and literary readings, also featured in Quin’s latest campaign and modeled her new collection, Women of Grace. The collection is filled with elegant shirtdresses, fuss-free jumpsuits and oversized tailoring in the designer’s signature neutral palette.
“I wanted to celebrate qualities that aren’t normally brought to the fore nowadays. This year there has been a lot of toxicity in politics and I’ve really been inspired by women who stood up for what they believe in, and who were really dignified in how they dealt with all the criticism and the furor. It just made me think how grace is not talked about so much
“Welcome to lavender world,” Christian Siriano declared upon entering his atelier. The designer took the color to the extreme for pre-fall, injecting soft shades of lavender and lilac into his signature sculptural gowns and a wide range of sleek, daytime silhouettes.
Siriano has been laser-focused with his pre-collections lately — remember, resort was a punch of Barbie pink. Because pre-season collections sit on sales floors the longest, it’s an effort to keep the seasonal messages consistent across different store buys.
The first piece he created was the most elaborate. It also clearly displayed the collection’s inspiration: the lavender fields in Provence, France. Dramatic, tiered layers mirrored the rows of flowers without being overbearing, and the gown would be a great Oscar-night contender, perhaps for Lady Gaga. Other dresses balancing his penchant for drama against feminine charm included a mini lilac number with voluminous sleeves, a pouffy little black dress with cold-shoulder draping, and an elegant white gown with a built-in capelet. Draping, wrap and ruffle details are modern ways Siriano has used to address conservative clients who ask for more coverage.
The collection ranged from feminine and formal to cool and everyday. Separates were meant to be mixed and matched and dressed up
Los Angeles fans of Kim Jones’ work for Dior Men will be among the first to shop the summer 2019 capsule collection, which was installed Wednesday at Maxfield’s Jean Prouvé ‘Nomade’ House at 8825 Melrose Avenue and will run until Dec. 26. The first pop-up made its debut at Isetan in Tokyo last month.
The Dior Men artistic director commissioned artist Kaws to reimagine the Dior logo and iconic bee for a variety of streetwear-inspired products including T-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, backpacks and accessories from the Dior Oblique line such as sneakers, and denim pieces using the special craft of Japanese Boro. The complex 17th-century embroidery technique punctuates some of the casual denim pieces to give them a “couture” flavor. In addition, Jones reinterpreted the Saddle Bag for men for the first time. Retail prices range from $ 550 to $ 2,350.
Inside the Dior Men x KAWS Summer Capsule at Maxfield
There’s also a limited-edition, white Oblique BMX bike that comes for the first time with a “Dior Oblique” patterned aluminum case with side and top handles for easy carry, in case one chooses to travel with it.
Hard to miss is the large-scale, yellow-and-black cabochon light Kaws bee in Maxfield’s street-front window and another
I can just imagine this sultry blonde, Hayley Marie coming home from a fancy party last night and slipping out of her red evening gown. Check out these pictures of Hayley Marie posing in her red satin dress. Along with the dress, Hayley is wearing black pantyhose and white panties. In this photo set, she takes of the dress and poses topless, showing off her wonderful figure while teasing us in her panties and pantyhose.
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Men’s Journal: How did you team up to make this watch happen? Kelly Slater: Breitling contacted us [Outerknown, the clothing brand Slater co-founded in 2015] about a year ago to talk about this idea and putting together a group of a squad with [pro surfers] Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons, who are both long-time friends of mine. Breitling really wanted to represent what we mean to our sport, and give us the opportunity to include Outerknown by letting us design the watch bands.
So what’s unique about the band?
It’s made with Econyl, a yarn made with recycling fishing nets pulled from the ocean and then re-spinning back into a threading. We’ve created jackets that use it so the whole thing can be recycled. That was part of our beginning and why we launched the brand.
You’ve made your own surfboards and wave machines, so what made you get into clothing?
I just knew that something smelled a little fishy in the way clothing was made, so to speak. There was an epiphany moment. I was doing a fast for six days, I was just drinking water and about four or five days into that, I had just the clearest thoughts ever. I thought I’ve got to find out where our clothes are made when I was with another clothing company. I’ve got to find out who makes the clothes and where they’re made and what goes into it, and I need to know that whole thing because it’s provided me with so much in my life and I don’t know really anything about it. So, I started asking questions and I started getting roadblocks.
This sounds like a conspiracy theory.
I would say that it actually is. I went to a guy who worked for that company who was an artist—I’d known the guy for 20 or 30 years and figured he’d tell me. I went to his office, and I said, “Hey, I want to talk to you about something. I feel like I can get the answer from you before anyone else.” And he goes, “I don’t think you’re going to like the answers.” And he literally stood up and went and shut his door to his office and he said, “Alright, you want to talk about this? You’re just not going to like what you hear, because they’re going to buy everything as cheaply as they possibly can and make it for as little as possible, with people who don’t get paid very well, and don’t have a living wage and all that.”
You’d think for a clothing brand co-owned by a world-famous athlete, your photo would be plastered all over the website. But it’s not.
There were thoughts of calling it Slater, but I just want it to be about the clothing and more about the ideas than it was about me. My goal was to make good clothes the right way and let that stand the test of time. To me, it was more about creating this brand than it was trying to promote myself. Look, I’m proud of what I’ve done. It’s allowed me to have the access to create this company and get people that believe in the things I believe in and see what this could do in an industry that’s allowed that to happen because of what I’ve done. So, of course, I’m very proud of my accomplishments. I didn’t necessarily want to go and run the risk of being cheesy and “go buy Slater stuff.”
So are you adding clothing designer to your resume?
Well, the Apex Trunk is probably my signature piece because that’s what I live in. I worked on all aspects of the design on that trunk, but I don’t have the time to go in there and work on everything. I’m happy with it being tied to me saying the Apex predator. To me, I want to be a great white shark. When I compete, I want to be that top guy. It’s surprising that it’s not all neon though—when I was a kid everything on my surfboards was all orange and green.
I read that if you compete in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, it might be your last competition?
Yes, I wouldn’t say it would be my last event. I’ll probably still surf events for five years after I compete here and there. But I’m looking at potentially next year being my last full-time competitive year. And if I made the Olympics, then I would probably still compete somewhat consistently in the beginning of that year 2020, just to keep myself fresh and alert on how I need to compete, so I won’t be nervous at that time.
What does it mean for surfing to make it into the Olympics?
I can clearly see either side of it. I could be totally fine without surfing in the Olympics and I can be totally behind it as well. I see the benefit of it, and I also see that we do have a world tour that determines the best surfer in the world each year over the course of a whole year and all different kinds of conditions and I think the best surfer of the year ends up being a world champion. The pressure that’s put on the Olympics, I think, is really going to make the cream rise to the top, because you’re going to have to be just so confident in your game and what you’re doing, and decisive about that on that day, that somebody who is just a natural is going to win that thing.
You’ve been known to chase waves around the world. How do you pinpoint where the surf’s going to be?
When I first started, I had no idea. I would wake up in the morning when I was a little kid I’d take the wax off my board and my friends and I would ride our bike as fast as you can down to the beach. And most days in Florida it was nothing. As a kid, I didn’t know what made waves, I just knew that sometimes I’d wake up and the waves are big, and the wind is good. Then as a teenager, I meet a guy named Sean Collins who had a thing called Wave Track, which turned into what is now probably the biggest surf forecasting site in the world called Surfline. I was good friends with him from the time I was about 13 or 14, and he used to show me swell maps and how he would get weather maps from, say, Australia in June and July. He would be able to read what the storms are doing near New Zealand and he would know 10 days later those were going to hit the California coast. So he would have a good idea of size and interval. And then you look at local wind charts to see how it’s going to be affecting the local conditions.
I started to learn this stuff as a kid and then, through the websites and the apps that those guys have created over the years, it’s basically almost like you can self-teach any of this stuff. You go look at it and you get a good idea about how it works. But luckily there are still a few secrets about how to read them, because I love to go to Fiji and some of the websites will give an incorrect forecast and people don’t understand how to read it. If you know how to read it, it’s really obvious.
Once you hang up surfing competitively, what will you be doing?
I would say for probably a year or two I’ll travel more than I do right now. More short [surf] trips, just strike missions, like chase a swell. Right now I’ve been injured for the last year and a bit so I haven’t traveled, I haven’t chased a lot of swells down. But when I’m done competing full-time I’ll just have my eye constantly on what the ocean is doing around the world, and if I see a good swell in Namibia in July, I might go for two days. Last week, I was going to go to the Northwest coast of Africa and surf but I just kind of didn’t have the time.
Who is the next Kelly Slater?
The next guy is a kid name Eli Hanneman from Maui, he’s 15 and he’s unbelievable.
Payless on Wednesday began offering a limited-edition holiday collection of footwear, inspired by Martha Stewart’s everyday life and style.
The new line, available at payless.com, is — for now — just a capsule collection for holiday. The line was in collaboration with Sequential Brands Group Inc., the brand management firm that owns the Martha Stewart brand.
Sequential’s chief executive officer Karen Murray said the new partnership “complements our strategy for the Martha Stewart brand, which is to create beautiful, high-quality products and make them available at an affordable price where consumers shop.”
Stewart last month partnered with Aerosoles for a separate footwear line called Martha Stewart for Aerosoles. She is also Aerosole’s brand ambassador. The line at Payless is part of the core Martha Everyday brand. The limited-edition capsule at Payless for includes a strappy, stiletto sandal; a flat, kitten-heel mule and two variations of sling-backs. Price points range from $ 29.99 to $ 34.99. Additional styles — casual sandals, sneakers and slip-ons — are on the agenda for spring 2019.
The lifestyle maven said, “Whenever I am designing items for my customers, I always want to give them the best possible product at the most affordable price. When I started designing this line for Payless,
A Cartier ad, an Eddie Murphy movie and Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. It sounds like a mixed bag of references, yet Carly Cushnie managed to extract a common thread of opulence to inform her lovely pre-fall collection, brimming with sensual dresses for which the brand is known and a key expansion of daywear.
The Cartier ad was by Jean Larivière in the Fifties, where a leopard slinks its way inside a store, representing a type of otherworldly glamour you can only dream of. It led the designer to think about the late Eighties comedy “Coming to America,” where Murphy plays a prince coming to New York from a made-up African country. Mixed together, they provided Cushnie with a recipe for light Eighties silhouettes and overall posh gloss, seen in exaggerated shoulders throughout and the draped tulle sleeves of a fabulous little black dress.
Cai Guo-Qiang’s “Heritage” piece of 99 animals sharing a watering hole informed the color palette and use of mixed prints. The mixed print dresses and skirts were the most captivating upon first glance, featuring asymmetric construction offsetting animal prints, colorblocking and pleats. But monotone dresses with sculptural lines and fluid construction proved to be more seductive, like a red
Would you like to come home from the office today and find this sultry blonde in lingerie waiting for you? Today at Only Tease, you can see Brooke Lee in this satin lingerie outfit. She’s wearing a sexy cami with matching panties. Of course you can’t miss her sexy stocking covered legs. The nylon material almost glistens on her legs.
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Halsey’s making it clear, just because she appeared in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show … she’s still pissed off about one of its execs disregard for the LGBTQ community. The singer, who performed in the VS Show, blasted the show as it was…
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Something for the holiday wish list: Dior will release its latest photo book, “Dior by Gianfranco Ferré,” on Dec. 15 throughout Europe, with worldwide distribution set for Jan. 15. The book, published by Assouline, will be released in two separate editions, one in English and one in French, showcasing the Italian designer’s work for the house between 1989 and 1996.
“Dior by Gianfranco Ferré” is the fourth volume in the series the Dior house is releasing chronicling each creative director of the brand. Noted moments throughout the 320 pages include the fall 1989 Ascot-Cecil Beaton collection and the fall 1996 Indian Passion collection.
The book’s copy was written by Alexander Fury with photos by Laziz Hamani. It will retail for 70 euros.
In the late Eighties and early Nineties, Amy Arbus took her first street-style photographs in New York. For pre-fall, the Parisian See by Chloé girl channels those streets — “a time when youth culture thrived amidst the city’s diverse social scenes” — clad in a juxtaposition of boyish-prep-meets-fresh-femininity. Cue Prince of Wales carrot pants paired with a lilac, Victorian-inspired ruffled shirt and chunky clogs, or a varsity poncho over a drop-hem day dress and paisley pussy-bow blouse.
Paisley prints and embroidered trims ran their course throughout in faded and dusty blues on flirty matching sets and breezy dresses, while sweaters — from chunky ribbed or slightly distressed dresses to sweater vests and cardigans — kept looks cool. A particularly great paisley sweater, paired with oversized denim shorts, made for a great mash-up, as did the strongest look: a gold brocade button-up shirt, cinched under a wide belt and paired with a paneled gray denim and beige cotton carrot pant. The lineup gave modern interpretation to Arbus characters of yore.
LONDON — British retailer Browns is amping up its efforts to support emerging talent by becoming the latest partner of the British Fashion Council’s NewGen scheme.
NewGen promotes London’s most promising up-and-comers by providing mentoring, financial support and showcasing opportunities during London Fashion Week.
As a partner, Browns said it will work toward strengthening the designers’ support network by further funding the scheme and providing mentorship programs that will focus on passing on the Browns team’s business and retail expertise.
Members of the Browns team will also sit on the NewGen judging panel to determine which designers will receive sponsorship in the coming seasons.
Current recipients include Halpern, Richard Quinn, Phoebe English, Matty Bovan, Liam Hodges, Kiko Kostadinov and Alighieri.
“Through partnerships like this, we will continue to demonstrate the Browns ethos, and we look forward to working closely with the BFC and the designers to build out meaningful initiatives with support and mentorship at the heart,” said Holli Rogers, the retailer’s chief executive officer.
Earlier this year, Browns also set up a new department dedicated to scouting and supporting young talent and is now looking to expand it into different segments, to reflect the huge variety of categories emerging talent can belong to.
As part of
It looks like Carole is spending this Saturday at a golf course, but it doesn’t look like she’s going to be playing a few rounds. Instead, this sexy brunette and long time Only Tease favorite is stripping out of her clothes and putting on a sexy show for us. She’s wearing a casual t-shirt with white capri pants. However, it’s not long before the only thing that she’s wearing is her cute panties and soon even those come off too.
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What makes you feel more confident is a matter of personal preference. For some that means honing in on physical fitness or leveling up in their career. For others it’s investing in a better grooming regimen. If that’s the case, you might want to start with your smile.
Most Americans fall in one of two categories: You either had braces as a kid, but neglected to wear your retainer after (guilty), so your teeth have inevitably and tragically shifted; or you never had ’em growing up, and now you’re able and willing to do something about it.
As an adult, you’d be hard pressed to commit to braces. But Invisalign treatment is a much more appealing option. Thinking about taking the plunge? Here are some of the most common questions you can expect to have, answered by Ken Cooperman, D.M.D., of Chambers Street Orthodontics.
It differs case by case. A lot of it depends on who’s providing your care. The cost tends to be a bit higher in New York City and major metropolitan areas, but I would say between $ 3,500-$ 8,000, comparable to the cost of braces, depending on the severity of the case. It doesn’t have anything to do with the number of aligners themselves either. Some more intricate cases might involve removing certain teeth or pairing several rounds of Invisalign treatment with jaw surgery, because we’d be interacting with an outside surgeon.
What Are the Attachments and Accessories?
We try to show people what these are going to look like so nobody gets a surprise when they’re just expecting aligners, and suddenly we’re talking about attachments or filing in between the teeth to create additional space. The attachments are tooth-colored ridges that are adhered to your teeth like braces brackets; they snap into the aligners for a tighter fit to make sure the teeth are continuing to move the way we predict they will. Invisalign treatment is primarily based on a computer predictor.
Do You Need the Attachments?
There are some movements that are never going to occur without those attachments. If we need to rotate a tooth, attachments increase the efficiency and to try to minimize the lack of movement so the prediction stays as close as possible to reality. Attachments make a very significant difference on the quality of your treatment result.
What’s the Average Patient Like?
It’s a mix. When I was a kid, I had braces, and wore my retainer for a year, then thought I was done, per my orthodontist’s instructions. Everything was fine until I was in my late 20s and suddenly my bottom teeth started moving again so I needed round two. So we get many, many people who approach us about Invisalign treatment who once had braces and need to correct some changes. But there are a very large subset of patients who just didn’t have the opportunity, or the wherewithal, or the interest to have orthodontic treatment when they were younger, and now they want to look their best. The one thing that’s very consistent, at least in our practice, is the concept of long-term retention in that once you achieve your treatment results, you want to maintain it for the long-term. You can’t just use a retainer for a year because nobody wants to come back for round three.
Say Someone Is Going to a Cocktail or Holiday Party. What’s the Lesser of Two Evils: Leaving the Retainer Out or Keeping it in and Drinking Clear Alcohol?
I would say that it’s 100 percent better to take it out for a short time: Have your fun, rise your mouth and/or brush your teeth, then put it back in. Even though we want people to have them in as close to 24 hours a day as possible, you’ve got to have a life. If you end up missing eight hours because you went out for a long dinner, then had drinks with friends, that’s OK. You’ll just keep that set of aligners in for an additional day. But if you’re doing that all the time, then that’s when you start having a little bit of trouble. Try to be consistent and then make up for lost time at the end of that aligner.
Will Brushing My Teeth 5x a Day Ruin My Enamel?
It’s not going to destroy your enamel unless you’re using a very hard toothbrush or you’re exerting excessive pressure. You want to be thorough, but gentle when you’re massaging your teeth and gums. The greater risk as opposed to destroying the enamel, would be over-brushing the gums and causing recession, which means the part of the gum that normally covers the root of your teeth is going down. All in all, you want to brush your teeth often, because you want good oral hygiene to keep your teeth and aligners clean.
What Do Clients Say Is the Hardest Part About the Treatment?
I think it’s the getting-used-to period. When you first put them in, many people have a lisp. Sometimes it takes people a couple of hours to get used to them, and sometimes it takes a couple of days or weeks. The other one is that it can make your mouth sore. You might have to eat softer foods at the beginning of each new aligner. And sometimes the aligners will scratch the inside of the cheeks a little bit, or people who are prone to active ulcers will get canker sores. Then the biggest challenge is integrating Invisalign aligners into your everyday life. People are used to just grabbing a handful of crackers, but you can’t really do that anymore: You need to pop the aligners out, snack, then brush your teeth, so getting into that rhythm is hard.
How Do Invisalign Aligners Compare to New Mail-Order Aligners?
I know there used to be some type of limited partnership between some of these do-it-yourself orthodontic organizations, which were using Invisalign’s older technology that’s entirely dependent on computer generation. We started having patients coming in and saying, “I spent this money with this mail-order orthodontic company, and I’m still unhappy with the way my teeth look.” There are no x-rays taken before or during treatment. We’ve actually had a case where someone came in with a large cyst in their jaw that had to be surgically removed. In short: Do it the right way. You want an expert—a human—to diagnose what’s going on with your gum and bone health. It’s less expensive, yeah, and some patients are willing to take that risk.
Are There Any Conditions That Could Be Worsened or Aggravated by Invisalign Treatment?
I don’t know about worsened, but when a patient comes in with a pre-existing TMJ situation [dysfunction in the jaw joint that causes pain], we’ll typically send them out to a specialist to have that diagnosed and taken care of before they come in. I don’t think there’s an association between the exacerbation of TMJ symptoms and Invisalign treatment, but who wants to be the test case? I don’t think I would like to explore that particular relationship personally. The same goes for people who wear night guards for grinding their teeth and chronic pain. If you have a severely, rotated tooth, Invisalign treatment might not be appropriate either, because there’s just not enough surface area that’s showing and the aligner might not be able to grasp the tooth and get the change we want. In that case, we’ll say you might need traditional braces for a couple months after. But those cases have decreased significantly.
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DKNY will expand its fashion jewelry imprint through a partnership with The Swarovski Group.
The brand, a subsidiary of G-III Apparel since late 2016, has signed a multiyear licensing agreement with the Austrian gem purveyor.
The resulting DKNY jewelry will be available in all international markets except for North America and is set for a September 2019 retail launch.
The collection will include necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings — all priced at under 99 euro. There will be two collections issued per year.
“Swarovski’s superior craftsmanship, rich legacy and dedication to creating beautiful and attainable luxury accessories make [it] an ideal partner for the DKNY brand’s international launch into jewelry. “We look forward to growing the category with this iconic brand as our partner, and to continuing to extend the global reach of DKNY to consumers worldwide,” said Jeff Goldfarb, executive vice president for G-III Apparel Group.
“It is with great excitement that we enter into this partnership with DKNY. A truly iconic brand that is synonymous with modern fashion, the collection was developed with innovative designs, clever use of Swarovski crystals, and unparalleled attention to detail which perfectly reflects the dynamic energy of DKNY,” said Markus Langes-Swarovski, a member of Swarovski’s board.
DKNY is currently
“It’s just amazing how dynamic society is today, how global events just rear their heads and it changes the environment that you’re in, even the pace of what we do — everything,” said Clare Waight Keller.
The designer was talking about the genesis of her pre-fall collection for Givenchy, which was inspired by Joseph Cambell’s classic “The Power of Myth,” a book she turned to recently in an effort to make sense of an increasingly chaotic environment. The Greek myth of Icarus, whose hubris led to his demise, felt particularly relevant.
Waight Keller was drawn to its symbolism, in an era when nuclear war — or a Chinese consumer boycott — may be just an ill-judged social media message away. She also liked how it provided a graphic hook for the women’s and men’s looks, in the form of hand-painted prints and bursts of solar yellow and fiery red.
The women’s wardrobe was structured around two key silhouettes: long and lean for the tailored coats with neat shoulders, crisp bolero jackets with finlike arched sleeves, and monochrome evening gowns; boldly oversized for the fake furs, cocoon coats and Eighties-style leather trenches.
Hand-crafted details abounded, from the threaded ruching on the front of a buttery
LONDON — Jonathan Anderson is looking to the Eighties works of Gilbert & George, and specifically their early street shots of East End boys, for a men’s and women’s capsule that will launch Dec. 3 at Matchesfashion.com.
JW Anderson x Gilbert & George is part of the designer’s spring/summer 2019 collection and is meant to celebrate the artists, their take on masculinity and British modern life. Anderson has focused on three of his favorite works by the artistic duo: “Guard Plants” (1980), “Dog Boy” (1980) and “Heavy” (1988).
Gilbert & George’s candid shots of “normal” kids on the streets of London’s East End helped to make them famous, and by the end of the decade, works such as Heavy had become more stylized and reflective of the duo’s love of William Blake’s poetry.
“Guard Plants” shows the face of a boy in military-style uniform framed by leaves and vines in intense primary colors, while “Dog Boy” is a black-and-white shot of a teenage kid flanked by rows of flowers in full bloom. “Heavy” shows three dreamy young men floating in the sky with hair that looks as if it’s on fire.
Take a look at the photos of this sexy blonde secretary named Rachel Victoria. This beautiful babe would definitely make any office more interesting whether it’s with her pretty smile or the naughty strip tease that she does at her desk. Rachel is wearing a white suit jacket with a black blouse and sexy black miniskirt. And you can’t miss the black fishnet stockings that she’s wearing. Pretty soon we also get to see her pink bra with matching thong.
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Move over, “Mob Wives” … there’s a new show getting ready to mark its territory on VH1 with ties to drug cartels. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ … VH1 is done casting for its non-scripted show that will feature people whose family is…
Johnny “King Nerd” Dowell has teamed with Master and Dynamic.
The London-based artist, who graduated from Central Saint Martins, has hand-engraved 10 MH40 Over-Ear headphones.
Dowell, who spent 15 years engraving at James Purdey and Sons, a British gunmaker, is known for working with some leading watch brands but had more room to play with this partnership.
“The sleek and modern designs of Master and Dynamic headphones combined with the premium quality and materials have always stood out to me as a product with engraving potential and here we are,” said Dowell. “For this particular project I was inspired by a traditional scrolling style, which starts with a nice curve and features ornate details that flow back and forth between the patterns, juxtaposing classic techniques with contemporary product.”
The headphones, which retail for $ 999, are available to purchase now. Master and Dynamic has previously worked with filmmaker Sam Kolder and architect David Adjaye.
“Lisbon is the coolest, it’s like a melting pot of all of your different cities.…It doesn’t feel like it’s fully finalized its identity, which I love, because you’re still discovering and it’s not like every tourist is at the same place,” designer Tanya Taylor said of her first trip to Portugal in August. From her travels, Taylor brought back the breezy, coastal spirit and infused it into her latest pre-fall collection.
Shapes felt clean and fresh, cut slimmer with flirty open-back details or slightly puffed sleeves in place of the anticipated abundance of ruffles. “Everything just felt so easy and soft and kind of feminine,” Tanya described of Portugal, which she infused into her line à la a palette of classic blues (from navy to “minty-turquoise”) and purples in various artful floral prints, as well as black-and-white polka dots, on easy dresses and flowy skirts. Newness came through knits: electric lime pointelle and chunky, striped terry-cloth-matching cardigans and little cropped sweaters, sporty knit dresses.
Taylor rounded out the collection with a group of red and blue surfer étoile printed pieces inspired by her time at Gigi’s Beach Bar in the Portuguese Algarve region. The collection embodied Taylor description of her girl:
A clutch of bespectacled Angelenos joined luxury eyewear brand Oliver Peoples on Thursday to fete the launch of the Assouline tome “California as We See It.” Cohosted by photographer and Los Angeles style arbiter Lisa Eisner, who penned the book’s foreword, the party drew Shaun Ross, Levi Dylan, William Peltz, Stormi Henley, Markus Molinari, Brad Elterman, Lorenza Izzo, Ivan Olita and Tasya van Ree, along with Oliver Peoples chief executive officer Rocco Basilico and creative director Giampiero Tagliaferri.
“Do you remember their first shop?” asked Eisner of the Sunset Plaza store a few blocks down the street. “It was right in the middle of all this history — George Hurrell’s studio, Billy Haines’ showroom, Adrian’s shop. Then there were all the rock clubs like The Whiskey a Go Go and The Roxy.” She also pointed out the pioneering retailer Charles Gallay — the first boutique in the U.S. to carry Azzedine Alaïa — and the location used for the apartment of Richard Gere’s character in “American Gigolo.”
“That’s sort of the area in which we played, and when I bought my first pair of Oliver Peoples in the Eighties, we were like this clique,” she said. Eisner has also photographed several campaigns
A very cute redhead schoolgirl named Cate Harrington stopped by Only Tease today. Cate turns this conservative college uniform into a very naughty outfit. Along with her uniform, you can miss her cotton panties and long white socks. By the end of this photo set, the only thing that this redhead is wearing is her knee socks.
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Los Angeles-based running shoe brand Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) has partnered with The Woolmark Company on the first technical-knit shoe to hit the global market with the wool certification trademark.
The TechLoom Breeze Merino Wool collection is APL’s most sustainable and lightest running shoe to date, made with 80 percent Australian merino wool and knitted with APL’s patented, stretch-rebound TechLoom upper to deliver strength, greater elasticity and maximum support during performance and sports lifestyle activities. It’s the first launch in a series of long-term certified wool product collaborations between APL and The Woolmark Company.
Over two years in development, the certified Wool Rich Blend engineered knit is designed to keep its shape using filament-wrapped wool yarns to add resistance to abrasion and extend wear. The yarns are also stain- and odor-resistant, naturally regulating the temperature of feet. Utilizing the latest fully fashioned knitting technology, the shoe is knitted to its final shape, reducing the amount of fabric waste often caused by regular cut-and-sew techniques. The knitting technology also allows for seamless design features such as breathable panels. Other popular brands such as Allbirds offer wool sneakers, but APL has taken a more “luxury performance” stance in the market.
Cofounder Adam Goldston explained, “After
Real or faux? As the great fur debate has moved brands passionately one way or the other, Sally LaPointe has kept her cool. The designer has become synonymous with covetable fur-accented sweaters and, with the launch of e-commerce earlier this year, has certainly seen a demand for mink. But she also introduced faux fur and shearling for resort and has seen interest here from a younger, more conscientious clientele.
She continued to expand that fur language into pre-fall, using fox fur as trimming on cozy-yet-sleek knitwear while utilizing faux fur and shearling in bold, statement outerwear. The brand is founded upon the principle of casual yet cool glam, so a faux-fur duster was grounded with a cut-and-sew wool alpaca set or sequined pants and a turtleneck, topped off by silver o-ring zipper pulls.
The collection’s Nineties tinge was drawn from men’s wear, which influenced soft tailoring done in dusty yellows and blues, sweatsuits made from Lurex and merino wool, and pinstripes fashioned into a standout graphic cashmere and merino wool top and pant. No look better defined the retro men’s influence than knit basketball shorts and a sweater set cut in a yummy papaya hue. Buttery suede separates, elevated silky pajama sets
With the G20 in full swing, the powers that be gathered Friday night at the leaders’ dinner at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. First Lady Melania Trump dressed for the occasion in a custom Reem Acra column dress with a vintage belt and metallic pumps. Her yellow diamond stud earrings were chosen to accent the glittery belt. FLOTUS originally selected the dress for another occasion, but it turned out to be better suited for this one, her stylist Hervé Pierre said.
She and Acra, who is based in New York, are “very good friends,” and the designer suited up Trump for a formal dinner the night before last year’s inaugural, the stylist said. Describing Acra as “a dream,” Pierre said, “Designers can be difficult. [laughing] She is really nice.”
Of course, speculation centered on diplomatic relations, especially Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s welcome to Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as the overheard informal exchange between the prince and French President Emmanuel Macron. While Trump met with prime minister of India Narendra Modi and Japan’s prime minister Shinzō Abe earlier in the day, the dinner lends itself to more relaxed conversations among world leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had some ground
Check out this wild and very sexy outfit that Michelle Marsh is wearing. I can almost see her running around a rock show in that naughty outfit. Take a look at these pictures of Michelle stripping out her rock chick outfit. I love the graphic t-shirt, tiny plaid miniskirt and black fishnet pantyhose that she’s wearing. And of course, her red panties and black bra are pretty hot too.
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Cameron Weiss, the founder of Weiss Watch Company, was only five years old when he first started taking apart watches. Of course, back then he didn’t have the ability to put them back together. Instead, they would be rendered into a pile of debris, so when family or friends had a piece that had run its course, they would hand it off to him with no expectation of getting it back.
“I would just sit there and dismantle any piece that I could get my hands on,” says Weiss from his workshop headquarters. Those pieces weren’t exactly of the highest caliber, but they helped ignite a fascination with the tiny mechanisms. “I didn’t know that there were people who actually got to put them together as a job.”
Since then Weiss has come a long way, all the way to Switzerland and back, where he honed his craft inside prestigious houses like Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin. That experience, paired with an apprentice-style education under Swiss watchmakers, gave Weiss all the tools he needed to open his own watch company out of California.
Men’s Journal spoke with Weiss on becoming a watchmaker, being a tradesman in the digital age, his Crown & Caliber-backed podcast Watch and Listen, and building an American-made brand.
How did you first learn about watchmakers?
My parents asked me to help them buy a watch for my brother as a present. They didn’t know too much, and they knew how much I was crazy about them. I came across this collector while I was shopping around and ended up talking with him quite a bit. He was the one who first told me about the watchmakers in Switzerland, he had been there and visited some of the factories. I was amazed by the stories of people actually hand-making and polishing the parts.
How did you start training to become one?
I found out from a family friend that there were watchmaking schools, and a certain program called WOSTEP [Watchmakers Of Switzerland Training And Education Program]. They operate with a Swiss curriculum, and while most are in Europe, there are three very small ones in the United States. They cap it at eight students for two years full-time. There was almost no book reading. It was all hands on. Two Swiss watchmakers and the head of the program fly in to grade your final tests. Getting the call that I passed was one of the best phone calls I have ever gotten.
What came for you next?
One of our instructors worked for Audemars Piguet, and I got a job offer from them right after the test. They flew me out to Switzerland, to Le Brassus in the Vallée de Joux, just north of Geneva. It is the watchmaking capitol of the world. I had never been to Switzerland at the time; I had only seen photos and read about it. They drove me through the mountains, through this little village where Audemars has taken over pretty much all of the buildings. Every one of these beautiful, farm-style buildings is working on some part of their watches or built around the workers. I got to walk through the factories and see all of the people assembling or doing complex repairs. There is one special restoration workshop where these very experienced hands are able to work on almost any piece that Audemars ever made. Plenty of antique tools that they don’t even make any more, some of the machines are still manual. It was a life-changing trip. I got the chance to go back when I started working for Vacheron Constantin, and stayed there for a couple of months. I got to train in complex watches with them, which meant I got to explore quite a bit more.
Did you ever plan on living out there?
The idea of starting my own watch line was always in the back of my head, and I thought that I would have to live in Switzerland to do it. That was just the way it had always been done. I was waiting for my French to get good enough, and to get enough contacts, but while I was working at the Vacheron boutique on Rodeo doing repairs on old pieces, I realized that I could do it right here in California.
How did that realization come to you?
I had already started making watches for myself, and I would wear them whenever I wasn’t at the boutique. People stopped and complimented them or asked where I had gotten them. I would attend these pop-up events for American denim lines, which were full of people who cared about craftsmanship and aren’t an electronic watch crowd. But they weren’t going to spend thousands on a Swiss timepiece either, so what they needed was a product that had all the mechanics while keeping the cost reasonable.
How did you start building?
I bought a whole workshop from the widow of a watchmaker. It was an amazing collection and I was honored to get it. I still have his workbench and a lot of the tools I got from him. There are so many tiny hand tools that are tailor made for just one precise purpose. Pin vices, screw drivers, and just gripping parts while you work on it. The tools have to be in perfect condition, because you can damage the piece if it hasn’t been taken care of expertly.
What problems did you come across?
The biggest issue was finding local manufacturers and machine shops that would help make the raw parts. For my own watches, I had been doing everything on my own, with my own hands, but to make a run properly I needed to find people that could help with that part of the process. There were many months driving around meeting with shops in the Los Angeles area. There were a lot of companies that just wrote me off, but there were a few that were excited by the idea. Many of these companies hand never made watch parts before—they were making gear for cars and planes, and so it was a completely new business for them as well. Some of them we still work with to this day.
How did you go about designing the look of your watches?
I wanted to create a brand that was distinctly American. I was a diver growing up and have spent a lot of time in the ocean. I worked for a company that built underwater camera housings before I started making watches. That job not only gave me access to CNC machines but also this beautiful and complicated diving gear. During that experience I discovered this love for old dive equipment and antique gauges. That, along with a fascination with aviation instruments, influenced my design for my first Field Watch.
How has the watch industry changed since you have been in it?
I think the watch industry has become a lot more fun than it was say five years ago when we first started. Everything was done a certain way and there weren’t a lot of the younger brands that exist now, not just outside of Switzerland but also inside of the country. People are starting to understand that you can buy a watch that isn’t a Rolex and that can have its very own cool factor. They are much more open to having a diverse collection with new names in it, which can be discovered in new marketplaces like Crown & Caliber.
What are the benefits of sites like Crown & Caliber?
One of the really cool benefits is it is a great way to find old watches outside of the standards we usually see. There is a really unique selection on there from brands that had been sort of lost to history. They are the kind that could become your favorite new piece, one that turns heads, and before Crown & Caliber, you may have never known it existed. I remember while doing an episode of our Watch and Listen podcast they sent us a white gold Blancpain where the case back opened up to reveal a sapphire. Nobody produces anything like that anymore.
Now you do a podcast with them as well. Why did you want to create Watch and Listen?
I enjoy getting to do the podcast because for so long I was only focused on what I was doing and the watches that I was making. The show gives me an opportunity to really look at what others are doing in the industry and that makes me an even better watchmaker. For most of the episodes, Crown & Caliber will send us a batch of pieces that I get to play around with, and because we also shoot on video, I can show people what is going on inside of them. Some of the pieces I have been really thrilled to get my hands on. They sent us the JLC Duometre Chronograph, which is just an unbelievable and gorgeous watch. One of the most beautiful things I have seen in person.
Have you found a lot of young people interested in becoming watchmakers?
I take apprentices in, which has been a great experience, to help me with the production. I don’t get as many as I would hope for. I think it’s tough in Los Angeles with the cost of living so high. People are interested in it, but they don’t have the time to really invest in building the skillset. There have been some successes still though, one of the guys I had working for me has gone on to start his own company. I can only hope that more and more makers will start up here in the United States. That is one of the main goals I have: to create an infrastructure to have more watches made here.
Now that you have your own workshop, outside of your apartment, what does a day look like for you?
I have a Sprinter van that we have set up for camping that I drive to the workshop. I love the walk through the back, roll up doors in the morning, seeing all the raw materials laid out ready for the machine shop. I have to be extremely diligent at not sitting down at the computer to look at emails or check my phone when it buzzes. So instead I will write a note to get organized and stay away from the laptop. I enjoy having that quiet time to myself in the workshop, getting time at the bench.
I always have a coffee to sip while building; there are so many great roasters around here. I have made a lot of friends in the coffee industry over the years. I will lay out all the parts of a piece in front of me, ready for assembly, and play some music while I work. Finishing one can take a few days, but I love it.
What is the best part of your job?
The most rewarding part is seeing a watch that you built out in the wild, whether it is at a car show or on the street. I will usually try to say hello, or ask them where they got it. One morning I drove up next to a guy at a traffic light and I saw one of my pieces on his wrist. I have to say that made me smile.
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The beloved retail village Brentwood Country Mart celebrated its 70th anniversary on Wednesday with a dinner hosted by owner James Rosenfield and his wife Heather, designed by Alice Ryan and prepared by FarmShop. Guests included tenants such as Jenny Belushi, Jenni Kayne, Mary Alice Haney and Kendall Conrad as well as friends such as Jessica Capshaw, Molly Sims and Shiva Rose.
a celebration of the Mart and a special gathering of tenants (shops at the mart) and the people who are considered the extended Country Mart family. Cocktails and seated dinner with live performance by Chris Norton.
They recognized the legacy of the Mart by contributing to a scrapbook with love letters written on Happy Menocal designed postcards.
“Our heritage isn’t as old as in some other cities, but if we don’t preserve it, it won’t be around- not just the buildings, but the way of life,” said Rosenfield, who has owned the Mart, a collection of red barn-like buildings, for 17 years. “We’ve made changes not to the structures, but to the tenant mix. A lot is really similar to 1948; there were women’s and men’s clothing stores, a toy shop, a barber shop, eateries, and even a King
Nicolò Beretta made his ready-to-wear debut at L’Autre Chose, which he joined in September as creative director, with an easy-to-wear, commercially savvy collection.
The brand’s signature French spirit gave an effortless chic attitude to the lineup, which also celebrated the Parisian lifestyle with a charming print reproducing the view of a typical café in the City of Light.
The collection offered a realistic wardrobe for the dynamic women of today. Teddy bear coats, flared denim pants, crepe sheath dresses and silk frocks printed with elegant and feminine motifs inspired by the influence of the Eastern culture in the Twenties’ Western art, were well-executed, versatile staples. Along with developing more fashionable embroidered dresses and cozy knits, Beretta developed a smart range of blouses, enriched with special ornaments, including plissé inserts.
The founder of footwear label Giannico, Beretta masterfully showed his design skills in the footwear range, including revisited loafers embellished with drapes, boots crafted from a rubberized leather and pumps showing the chunky heels punctuated by a metallic accessory inspired by the antique handles of Parisian front doors.
HERALDING HERON–It was a pinch-me moment for Heron Preston.
The streetwear designer was standing outside 55 Paterson Street in Causeway Bay with a crowd which had gathered to christen his new shopfront, the first ever physical store for his young brand.
“I think it was Supreme’s James Jebbia who said, ‘the brand isn’t real until you have a store,’”Preston mused. While the truth of that could be debatable in this digital era, there was no doubting the emotion it held for the designer. “It feels real now. Real-er than real,” he said.
New York might’ve been an obvious choice for a first foray into brick-and-mortar for the American, but Preston pointed out how his new shop sits near to spaces for his friends: Virgil Abloh’s Off-White, Marcelo Burlon’s County of Milan, and Palm Angels by Francesco Ragazzi.
“It’s become a good luck city to launch in amongst my partners. Off-White, Virgil launched his first store here, Marcelo [and] Palm Angels, we’re part of the same group,” Preston said.
Heron Preston’s first shop is located at 55 Paterson Street in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay.
Before Thursday, the eponymous label had only been available online and through pop-ups. Preston let on that he was also searching for more real
Today I am wearing my casual stripy jumper and denim jeans. That sofa was so comfy it was really relaxing sitting on it.
This is what the photographer said we should call this gallery:
“Melanie Walsh is just lounging around today so she is wearing her old favourite pair of jeans! Mel loves them. Melanie’s jeans have been with Mel for years and fit so snug and low that she always feels mega sexy in her jeans.”
I said that’s a little long for a title but he was right they are my favourite pair of jeans, I hope you like them too!!!
I thought that we could start of the work week with a very sexy secretary named Daryl. Inside of Only Tease today, you can see this busty raven haired babe teasing out of her suit, unbuttoning her purple satin blouse and showing us her wonderful figure. You also can’t miss the black stockings that she’s wearing along with a sexy pair of satin panties.
Visit Only Tease and see all 118 photos in this photo set. There’s two videos and eight more photo sets of Daryl at Only Tease right now, with three more additions scheduled soon. And of course, Daryl is just one of the hundreds of beautiful babes waiting for you inside of Only Tease.
New Agey types swear by the “cleansing” powers of sage, constantly burning dried bundles of the herb to clear negative energy from a room. We can’t vouch for the plant’s effect on auras, but there is good reason to add it to your grooming routine.
“For many people, sage connotes feelings of freshness,” says Michael Edwards, a Australia-based fragrance expert. “The earthy scent can remind you of a vibrant cleanliness, or it might evoke memories of hearty, comforting home cooking,” he adds.
Which means using products with the herb is a sneaky form of aromatherapy. And it’s more than a moment of Zen.
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Michael Halpern, a London-based New Yorker, built his brand around a vision of extreme glamour — one where sequin polo necks and high-waisted disco pants are wardrobe staples.
An antidote to the minimalism that reigned strong during Phoebe Philo’s Celine days, Halpern’s high-shine collections took the industry by storm, with everyone from Net-a-porter’s Elizabeth von der Goltz to Browns’ Holli Rogers looking to secure exclusives, while actresses including Marion Cotillard have enlisted the designer to dress them for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet.
A few months after graduating from Central Saint Martins, Halpern was already receiving orders from the likes of Bergdorf Goodman, Maxfield and Matchesfashion.com, making his first London Fashion Week show in February 2017 one of the hottest tickets from the get-go.
Just two years later and with an emerging talent award from the British Fashion Council under his belt, Halpern has gone on to partner with Net-a-porter and Browns on exclusive capsules. He has also joined with Christian Louboutin to translate his sparkly creations onto dazzling knee-high boots and more recently scored a Topshop collaboration that allowed the brand to reach a younger audience.
Halpern pieces, which range from zebra-print sequin pants, to sparkly gold minidresses and multicolor sequin polo
Georgia O’Keeffe — a perfect fashion muse for now, independent to the core, urbane and earthy, her defiance of convention manifested in an appealing sartorial practicality. She offers a wealth of visual imagery to mine, both in her work and the portraits of her by her husband, Alfred Stieglitz.
“I just love her, and how she went against the norm,” Tory Burch said during a walk-through of her pre-fall collection. “She was a person who wasn’t going to wear a corset, and she wore flats. Just the way she approached nature and her subjects is fascinating to me.”
That fascination led to an investigative trip to Santa Fe and O’Keeffe’s famed Ghost Ranch, from which Burch drew inspiration for her lineup. It features clean, unfettered silhouettes with hints the artist’s own style — crisp shirtdresses, an unfussy smocked number, subtle Japanese touches. From O’Keeffe’s work, Burch took saturated shades of warm, russets and reds played against sober navy, ivory black and white. She also incorporated abstract prints, bold stripes, cowhide and unfussy decorative elements such as mirror embroideries for an aura of casual confidence. Burch also worked in the occasional embroidered slipdress. Whether a nod to O’Keeffe’s New York years or merely
Korean-born, London-based Rejina Pyo quietly came onto the fashion scene following her Central Saint Martins graduation in 2011, but it wasn’t long before she was making waves at retail.
She become known for her collections of voluminous, color-blocked coats and over the past six years has gone on to develop elegant, yet fuss-free clothing that women can breathe into, including mididresses in bright colors, wide-leg jeans and loose shirting.
Along the way, she has gained a legion of supporters, from retailer Mariam Nassir Zadeh to Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine and fashion director Lisa Aiken, who subscribe to her female-friendly approach and have helped usher her into the spotlight.
“I do think about how my designs will integrate into the life of the women wearing them. I want them to feel strong and to be comfortable,” said Pyo. “It helps that I am my own customer.”
The designer has been a pioneer in the contemporary category, choosing the accessible luxury route for her label and attracting such retailers as Net-a-porter, Selfridges and Nordstrom.
She has introduced her own footwear, handbag and jewelry ranges and her sculptural heels and Olivia bag in particular have gained cult status among the street-style set.
Retail is Pyo’s next big project. She has
I’m sure it’s not hard to figure out why this blonde babe named Maria Sheriff has been a long time favorite with members at Only Tease. If you need further proof or evidence, check out these photos of Maria doing a naughty strip tease in the library. She’s wearing a cute and playful outfit consisting of a sweater and grey miniskirt. And underneath, she has on a colorful light blue bra with matching boyshort panties. As you can tell from the picture above, it’s not long before the only thing that Maria is still wearing is her panties. Of course, I have to mention her socks also.
See lots more of Maria Sheriff inside of Only Tease. And even if you’re not a huge fan of Maria, she’s just one of the almost found hundred models that you can enjoy at Only Tease today. Come meet all of the girls today and see all of the sexy clothing that they’re wearing.
No two face masks are alike. Some dry on your face and soak up all the grease and grime clogging your pores; others calm irritated skin; or deeply nourish cells for a brighter complexion. And they all have different applications, too: Some dry on and peel off, or go on invisibly until you rinse them off, and others come in sheets.
Would you know which one is best depending on the specific scenario, like for dry skin, ultra-nourishment, sunburnt skin, oily complexion, and so forth? We contacted our dermatologist friends for some answers. Below are their favorite kinds of masks (plus a couple of our own favorites, too) depending on some of the most common situations.
“One thing to remember is that whenever you’re using these products, follow the timing guidelines or err on the side of caution,” says dermatologist Papri Sarkar, M.D., of Brookline, MA.
Never wear a mask for longer than the recommended allotment—whether it deep-cleans or deeply nourishes. With the cleansing ones in particular, pay attention to them as they dry: That’s when you need to remove them.
“Everyone has different levels of tolerance for ingredients and products, so start slow and work your way up,” she says.
Sheet Mask: Best for Moisture
“Sheet masks are a great way to impart moisture to dry, dull skin,” says Dr. Susan Bard of New York City. The mask creates an occlusive environment which allows for greater penetration of moisturizing ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and ceramides, in a short period of time (15-30 min). It also allows for better penetration of other active ingredients that can help with anti-aging and soothing.”
Aloe Masks: Best for Treating Sunburn or Irritation
“The anti-inflammatory properties in aloe help soothe and relieve burns,” says Bard. It’s just like applying aloe lotion to your sunburnt body, only this one is sensitive enough for your face and won’t clog your pores.
For her patients with sensitive skin, Lauren Meshkov Bonati, M.D., of Edwards, CO, recommends a high-grade mask specifically engineered to calm and soothe the skin—whether it’s naturally sensitive or just momentarily (following a laser treatment or even a shave). These are great because other masks can be overdrying, or just designed for oily skin.
Dhaval Bhanusali, M.D., of New York City favors clay masks (like kaolin), applied twice a week to control oil production and shine. You should still follow each application with a moisturizer, however, to reinvigorate and hydrate your skin.
For his patients who breakout easily, Bhanusali suggests masks with salicylic acid. (It’s not as caustic as it sounds—the opposite in fact.) Salicylic acid decreases oil production, since the ingredient can dissolve dead skin cells and further prevent clogged pores.
Look for another acidic ingredient if it’s dry skin you’re treating. (Yes, you can still do a mask if you’re prone to dryness.) Dr. Amy Spizuoco of New York City says hyaluronic acid while be the most nourishing and moisturizing of your options.
Cleanse, moisturize, exfoliate… What’s the order of operation for a full skincare regimen? Alexander Dane, M.D., of Morristown, NJ, thinks it’s best to find a mask that does all three, and to cycle it into rotation once a week after cleansing.
Dane recommends: Avène Cleanance Mask: “It’s a clay mask that turns into a scrub and contains glycolic and salicylic acid as well as biodegradable beads that help exfoliate the skin,” Dane says. “It also contains zinc gluconate that soothes irritation and redness, improving your complexion.”
Clarifying masks: Best for Optimizing Your Skincare Regimen
Onyeka Obioha, M.D., of Beverly Hills, CA, tells her patients to invest in a skin-clarifying mask—that is, one that focuses on “clearing the canvas” so you can start with a healthy, fresh slate for other products to work more effectively. This straightforward kind of mask should deep-clean the pores, balance oil production, and leave your skin feeling smooth and hydrated. “I love (clarifying masks) with anti-inflammatory properties, such as turmeric,” she says.
In general, if you have an event and need to look like your most handsome and alert self, then try a back-to-back application of two types of masks (one to soak up impurities and the other to deeply hydrate and restore your skin). For the latter, Dr. Sarkar likes to find hydrating masks with serum, since it can deeply penetrate the skin and thus brighten and even out your complexion. You’ll be camera- or date-ready on the spot.
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South Korean motor giant Hyundai is looking to fashion to help it attract a new customer base.
The company has a new lifestyle events platform called Hyundai Style Nite, and it is kicking off the venture with a fashion collaboration. The fashion collection, a collaboration between American celebrity stylist Ty Hunter and Korean star designer Yoonhee Park of Greedilous, consists of 20 looks. The looks are inspired by Hyundai’s latest SUV, The Palisade, meaning that they incorporate the company’s logo and other “hints” connected to the SUV.
The point of the platform is to connect with a younger, trend-focused Millennial consumer who has a broad range of interests that includes music, fashion and art, as well as cars. The new collaboration coincides with a brand new social media channel on Wednesday, @Hyundai.Lifestyle, for the motor company. Hyundai has in the past teamed up with members of the fashion community. Two years ago it collaborated with Thom Browne on custom uniforms for The Hyundai Motor Studio.
Hunter is best known for his work with Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams. He hosted the first Style Nite in L.A. on Tuesday at a private member’s club in West Hollywood. Wonhong Cho, vice president for customer
TOKYO — A day after unveiling a new retail concept at its Ginza flagship store, Valentino staged its first runway show in Japan since the Eighties, with creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli also showing women’s wear and men’s wear together for the first time.
“In Japan and in the world today, I don’t think you feel such a difference between genders,” the designer said. “It’s a different way of working, but the philosophy behind men and women I think is the same. So the clothes are different, a different wardrobe, but the values are the same.”
Piccioli drew on classic couture detailing for women and tailoring for men, but reimagined them in a more modern way that is more appropriate for every day.
“I didn’t want to do streetwear or daywear generically,” he said. “I wanted to get the identity of the house, but going into the street.”
The result was a pre-fall collection that struck a perfect balance between red-carpet drama and practicality. Many of the most iconic codes of Valentino could be found yet refreshed. Flowers, such as those that adorned the dress Marisa Berenson was photographed in for Vogue in 1968, showed up as tiny buds adorning a knit dress with rows
BUZZING INTO TOKYO: Roughly 100 customers lined up outside Isetan’s men’s building in Shinjuku on Wednesday morning, waiting for the doors to open so they could get their hands on the spring 2019 men’s capsule collection that Kim Jones designed for Dior. It is the first offering released by the designer since he took over as artistic director.
For the capsule, Jones tapped New York-based artist Brian Donnelly, known professionally as Kaws, to reimagine the brand’s classic bee motif, as well as to create a new Dior logo specially for the collection.
At the pop-up, customers can purchase T-shirts to be customized in front of them with a spray gun that dispenses permanent ink in the chosen design. They are also printed with the date and the number of their purchase.
Exclusive to the Tokyo store are items that feature the Kaws bee in pink rather than yellow, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and small leather goods. Also available are Japanese selvedge denim jeans embroidered with the traditional boro method, and the iconic Dior Saddle bag, which Jones has reinterpreted for men for the first time.
Sunglasses and belts with buckles designed by Matthew Williams of Alyx and jewelry by Yoon Ahn complete the offering.
Check out the Only Tease photos of this cute, yet very naughty secretary named Hayley B. Right in the middle of her office, this sexy secretary does a very erotic strip tease out of her office clothes. If it wasn’t for her cleavage popping out of her top, it would look like a rather conservative suit. Underneath her suit and top, Hayley is wearing a black and flower print bra with matching panties. Of course, it’s hard not to notice her stocking covered legs also.
You can see lots more of Hayley at Only Tease. There you can see all sorts of sexy women in erotic secretary outfits, other uniforms and just about whatever kind of outfit you think is sexy. And of course underneath their clothes, these women are always wearing sexy lingerie and erotic looking leg wear.
As the weather gets cooler, the scents get warmer. That’s the tradition, anyway: Fall fragrances are known for woody, spicy, or amber notes. Whereas warm weather scents have a fresh, floral lift, fall ones lean more heavily into the cold category, preparing us for the deep and musky tones of winter. The best thing about these transitional colognes and fragrances for fall is that many can work all year long.
If you’re in the market for a seasonal fragrance with subtle warm notes, or if you’re hunting for a year-round scent, consider these options. Some are brand new, some recently revived, and some are longstanding consumer favorites. All of them, however, are the best colognes you can sport this season.
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Sheryl Lowe has offered female consumers her surf culture-meets-rock ‘n’ roll jewelry for nearly a dozen years, and now the Southern California jeweler is launching her first men’s line, Mr. Lowe. Inspired by her husband, award-winning actor Rob Lowe, and the couple’s two sons, Matthew and John Owen, the line is both wearable and unabashedly masculine with some “bling appeal.”
Studio Nancy Neil Photography
Mr. Lowe comprises neck chains, bracelets, wrist cuffs and rings. Incorporating global cultural influences and spiritual symbols, the collection is handcrafted in Lowe’s Santa Barbara studio from an array of materials such as sterling silver, sandalwood, black coral, hematite and pyrite, along with beads, stones, crystals and pavé diamonds.
Mr. Lowe jewelry
“I created Mr. Lowe for different types of men — the outdoorsman, adventure seeker, traveler, artist, and corporate cool guy,” explained Sheryl Lowe, whose signature style comes through Mr. Lowe with stackable layers creating a classic-meets-edgy look. “I love the balance of mixing metals and gemstones with natural wood, earthy African designs and shell beads. It brings out the cool in every guy.”
“I love my stacks of Mr. Lowe bracelets. They are my uniform; I wear them every day,” said Rob Lowe, whose favorite items also
Lucie and Luke Meier continue to reshape the image of the Jil Sander label with a balance between elegance and coolness. Those customers who cried after Phoebe Philo exited Celine will find plenty of options here to satisfy their needs for revamped minimalism — long a Sander signature, going back to the days of the brand’s founder.
Generous yet graphic shapes, sculptural yet simple silhouettes, straightforward yet comforting messages — the designers played with contrasting forces, which they balanced in a wardrobe translating an idea of intellectual, elevated and empowered femininity.
The Meiers like to play with a sense of coziness, from the roomy cashmere coats layered over mannish suits and the flocked ample tops and dresses worked in wallpaper-like patterns to the super soft oversize padded outerwear wrapping around the body.
Checkered blankets became sophisticated fringed tops and coats, while floral eyelet brought a feminine touch to chic separates with a sartorial feel.
A hint of discreet eccentricity was added with the patchwork of striped motifs, rendered on graphic shirts, crewneck tops, pants with buttons running down the legs and pencil skirts, highlighting the playful side of the Jil Sander woman.
MILAN — Sergio Rossi is stepping into the holiday season in a sparkling way.
The Italian footwear company has released a capsule collection of silver glittered styles, comprising sneakers, kitten-heeled pointy sling-backs and high-heeled pumps.
To enhance the festive mood of the lineup, the styles are embellished with ribbons and the brand’s initials in crystals.
Available beginning Tuesday at the Sergio Rossi stores and e-commerce, the collection retails from 595 euros for the sneakers to 695 euros for the pumps.
A shoe from Sergio Rossi’s 2018 holiday capsule collection.
Flanking the launch, a short video dubbed “A Magic Spark” has been created to promote the lineup on the brand’s web site and social media.
Through the work of multimedia artist Sofia Mattioli and illustrator Delphine Cauly, the video combines illustration with live action, as footage of a dancer sporting the footwear are alternated with sketches depicting the styles and the company’s factory in San Mauro Pascoli.
Another very exciting Friday at Only Tease. There were several hot photo and video additions to the site today, but the photos of Nikkala Stott definitely stand out. There you can see the smoking hot brunette teasing out of her pink blouse and white miniskirt. She soon slips out of her skirt, takes off her top and poses in just her nude colored pantyhose and orange panties.
See all of the action at Only Tease. Every day, they add three or four new photo sets and videos. There’s always something and someone new to enjoy here. You have to see these sexy ladies teasing out of their clothing, showing their erotic lingerie and amazing bodies.
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LONDON — Band of Outsiders is looking outward and embracing women’s wear once again. The brand’s women’s collection will relaunch during London Fashion Week Men’s in January under a new design team helmed by creative director Angelo Van Mol and brand director Daniel Hettmann.
“People always say they miss the women’s wear aspect and we do have a large women’s following on social media. They were already very interested in the men’s pieces and we had buyers asking for smaller sizes to fit this demand,” said Hettmann in an interview.
While the debut collection will be small with only 27 stockkeeping units, the pieces, according to Van Mol, are statement-making and embody the brand’s workwear aesthetic and the “Outsiders mind-set.”
Van Mol said his inspiration came from the cultural and scientific shift in the late Sixties and from the moon landing. “We wanted to embody that spirit of all these shifts happening in that era, specifically capturing the feeling of those who were watching the moon landing in front of their TVs must have felt,” he said.
Band of Outsiders’ autumn/winter 2019 mood board.
Save for the introduction of dresses and skirts, the materials and tailoring methods mirror the men’s pieces. “It’s not formal
LONDON — The British Fashion Council has named Miuccia Prada as the recipient of its Outstanding Achievement Award, to be presented during the upcoming Fashion Awards, held on Dec. 10 in London.
The accolade, which was previously given to the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Manolo Blahnik and Ralph Lauren, celebrates an individual’s “overwhelming creative contribution” to the industry.
“Mrs. Prada’s intuition for the zeitgeist and her blending of multiple creative disciplines including fashion design, art and architecture since the beginning have made her a pioneering force in our industry,” said Stephane Phair, the BFC’s newly appointed chairman.
Nadja Swarovski, who has again partnered with the BFC to host the awards added: “Miuccia Prada is unquestionably one of the most influential designers in fashion history. A true visionary, her dedication to fashion as an art form is endlessly inspirational.”
Some other top names shortlisted for the top prizes at the awards include Burberry, Givenchy, Victoria Beckham, Marine Rose and Craig Green.
GIVING THANKS: For Giving Tuesday, the nonprofit Dress for Success has rounded up some designer and apparel companies like Bruno Magli, Altuzarra and Project Gravitas to promote its worldwide work.
Committed to helping women reach economic independence, the group has created the #DFSPowerPiece social media campaign and microsite to encourage donations. In addition to the aforementioned three brands, Christian Dior Makeup, Peruvian Connection, Rent the Runway, Sorel and Wander Beauty are involved in this year’s effort. Each is selling an item for the initiative where some of the proceeds will benefit Dress For Success. Magli’s selection is the Gala sued pump, Altuzarra’s pick is the Pencil Skirt and Christian Dior Makeup’s choice is the Ultra Rouge 999 Lipstick.
In years past, the group marked the annual post-Thanksgiving event as “Giving Shoesday,” where people were encouraged to donate shoes to the organization. Chied executive officer Joi Gordon said that this is the first time the group is working with multiple brands that will have dedicated items to help ring up sales for Dress For Success. Some of the participating brands are regular donors to DFS.
“This will obviously be driven by not only the brands, but also our database and social media. We’re excited
MORE THAN A COAT: This year, Nordstrom employees join a list of other retail partners, such as Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Hollister Co. and TJX Cos. Inc. in volunteering their time in partnership with Operation Warm to provide coats to children in need — and also help the planet.
Marking 20 years in helping the unfortunate, Operation Warm is on track to achieve three million coats distributed with the aid of corporate partnerships and the corporate employee volunteer program, which is in its third year. Other avenues of assistance come directly through community groups, firefighters and schools for where the help is most needed.
Through its inaugural partnership with Nordstrom, “the green guardian” coat gives back. Each coat is designed and manufactured by Operation Warm and made out of 32 recycled plastic bottles.
Mutually excited in their partnership, Nordstrom and Operation Warm believe the mission is in line with company core values as well as demonstrated need.
As the holidays warrant a pleasure in giving, “This holiday season, Nordstrom is excited to be partnering with Operation Warm to outfit 1,500 children in New York City with new winter coats,” said Chris Wanlass, vice president and general manager of Nordstrom Manhattan.
Similarly, Dick Sanford, chief executive
Today, the lovely Carla Brown, AKA Only Carla stopped by for a very erotic photo shoot. Check out these photos of Carla posing in retro looking black and red satin lingerie. I love the seemed pantyhose, black satin gloves and her hair style, it really looks like these photos could’ve come out of a different time period.
Visit Only Tease to see all of the photos in this set. Carla has her own site, but that doesn’t stop her from making appearances at Only Tease. Also, this photo set is part of the Prestige Tease, Only Tease’s premier collection of well known babes, photographed by top notch photographers. The Prestige Tease includes women like Melanie Walsh, Lucy Pinder and many more!
THE BRIT TAKE: Alexa Chung brought a taste of New York to London with a Thanksgiving celebration to kick off the holiday season. “I’m calling it Chungsgiving — I’ve taken Thanksgiving, as if the British haven’t done enough to plunder,” Chung said, while getting ready at the penthouse of the London Edition Hotel, where she hosted the dinner.
“I’ve lived in New York and experienced quite a few Thanksgivings over there. I never had any family living with me, so what the holiday meant to me was bringing your friends together and making a makeshift family of all the expats floating around.” Thursday evening’s makeshift family included Serafina Sama of Isa Arfen, Suki Waterhouse and Poppy Jamie of Pop & Suki, Jack Guinness, Jeanne Damas, Pixie Geldof and Camille Charriere.
“I’ve missed how Thanksgiving in New York used to feel. It’s the one time of the year when it’s not a religious holiday, it’s just the beginning of the holiday season, where you can celebrate it with your mates, get drunk, feel cozy,” added Chung.
Everyone certainly got cozy. The evening kicked off with rounds of American whiskey punch, followed by a turkey dinner and pumpkin pie for dessert. To top it off,
A NEW SIZE: Redefining the age-old “one size fits all” notion, a collection of adjustable dresses, tops and trench coats designed by Ester Manas will be sold at Galeries Lafayette this spring.
“It’s a collection that draws on the idea that all women must be dressed,” explained Manas, winner of the department store’s prize at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères, France, this year. Pointing to a sweatshirt with a bright red elastic belt, the designer explained that the collection, called “Fashion for All,” is meant to span a range from European size 34 to size 50, thanks to the help of belts, straps and snaps.
A look by Ester Manas, who will create a capsule for Galeries Lafayette.
“We liked this open vision of fashion,” noted Alix Morabito, fashion director of Galeries Lafayette. The department store was interested in pursuing something “playful and very free” for the season, which worked well with Manas’ approach, she added.
The two showed how a gathered shirt sleeve on a cotton dress could be extended to cover part of the arm; the print was stripes of text: “xs, s, m, l, xl, uni.”
Manas also conveyed a body-positive message.
“People can buy the same item…there
Take a look at this busty blonde secretary named Elena C. She would definitely make even the most dreary office a lot more exciting. Today, Elena is wearing a yellow colored blouse and tight miniskirt, both of which really show off her figure. This sexy secretary is always wearing a pair of sheer stockings. She does have on a tiny black thong, but I can’t help but to notice that she isn’t wearing a bra. It isn’t long before we get to enjoy the full figure of this babe.
This photo set was one of the four additions to Only Tease today. Every day they add two to four brand new photo sets and videos. I’ve never seen a site that matches the quantity or quality of those at Only Tease. Click here to see all that Only Tease has to offer.
If money’s no object this Black Friday, and you’re willing to spend a bit LOT more on that special someone — why not drop millions for a fancy smell? ‘Cause this year … you can. Morreale Paris has rolled out a brand new line of perfume that…
DANCE OF THE AVATAR: Bart Hess, the Dutch designer who took slime to new heights for Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video and album artwork, has pulled off another trick. His futuristic costumes for “Sleeping Beauty Dreams,” a digitally enhanced contemporary ballet that premieres Dec. 7 in Miami, may cause young men to actually want to accompany their mothers. But they won’t be there for the classic fairy tale’s mushy love story or principal dancers Diana Vishneva and Marcelo Gomes in the roles of Princess Aurora and Prince Peter. Their eyes will be fixated on Vishneva’s real-time avatar projected on a giant screen backdrop, which Miami-based production company Magical Reality Group believes is the first time the live technology has been applied to a dance performance.
“I saw a rehearsal, and it’s so amazing to watch her avatar also drinking coffee on breaks,” said Hess, who incorporated about a dozen sensors into Vishneva’s formfitting suit in a reflective, foil fabric inspired by fish scales. “This technology is used a lot in film and video games but not live dance. Being a ballet, it’s even more unique.”
Hess, who’s also worked with fashion designers like Iris Van Herpen and Walter Van Beirendonck, researches
“Artsy Craftsy” was the name of Etro’s pre-fall collection. “The collection is inspired by strong women such as art collectors who like to travel and love bold colors, patterns and unique techniques,” said the brand’s women’s wear creative director Veronica Etro, highlighting the artistic spirit she infused into her lineup. This visually impactful flair, conveyed with a flamboyant métissage of paisley motifs, floral graphics, jacquard drawings and bold colorblocking, refreshed the nomadic attitude traditionally associated with the Milanese brand.
While playing with rich fabrics, prints and textures, Etro kept the silhouettes clean and linear. Eye-catching patchwork coats and jackets, including a blazer crafted from a tactile, 3-D material and trimmed with contrasting piping, were matched with cropped, slightly flared denim pants or fluid, silk trousers showing asymmetric prints running down the legs.
The breezy dresses had a vibrant feel, evoking Latin American rhythms, while elegant styles in solid black, including a chic belted evening jacket cut from a technical fabric and a cashmere coat, revealed subtle tone-on-tone decorations for a more discreet take on Etro’s signature maximalist style.
SEEING RED: Karl Lagerfeld switched on the Christmas lights Thursday night on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, bathing the street known as “the most beautiful avenue in the world” in red light.
The designer, who helms Chanel and Fendi, in addition to his own Karl Lagerfeld brand, arrived in his Rolls-Royce shortly before 7:00 p.m., flanked by his personal assistant Sébastien Jondeau. He was greeted by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Bruno Pavlovsky, president of Chanel SAS, alongside a phalanx of the French luxury brand’s senior staff.
Anne Hidalgo and Karl Lagerfeld.
Braving the chilly night air in a silver-embroidered peacoat, Lagerfeld greeted a nine-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl who had been chosen to attend the ceremony by French charity Les Petits Princes, which arranges exceptional experiences for sick children.
After a 10-second countdown, Lagerfeld and Hidalgo, wearing a gold-embroidered black tweed jacket from Chanel’s 2010 Paris-Byzance Métiers d’Art collection, flipped the switch on the holiday decorations at 7:15 p.m., setting off an explosion of metallic confetti.
The holiday lights on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.
The new red color scheme was chosen to match an advertising campaign marking the launch of a limited-edition red bottle of Chanel No.5 perfume available for the holidays. Red
Today I am wearing a brown top and cardigan with a pleated skirt, brown lingerie and tan stockings . I love that brown lingerie its super sexy. It makes a change from black lingerie, what do you think of my brown lingerie?
Take a look at these steamy photos of this sexy blonde teasing out of her college uniform. This busty blonde would definitely attract a lot of attention in any classroom she walked into. In fact, I’m sure she’d get a lot of attention, just walking down the street. In today’s photos, she’s teasing out of her blouse and plaid miniskirt. Underneath she has on a cute pink bra with matching cotton panties. And you can’t miss her long white socks.
Schoolgirl uniforms always seem very popular at Only Tease. But, whatever kind of uniform or erotic clothing you like, I’m sure that you can see beautiful babes wearing it at Only Tease. Only Tease has more than four hundred models and they’re all wearing sexy outfits with erotic lingerie underneath.
Blac Chyna’s touting of a skin lightening beauty product is just a cash grab … because she allegedly doesn’t even use the stuff. Sources close to Chyna tell TMZ … despite her partnership with Whitenicious by Dencia to roll out her “Whitenicious X…
CHRISTMAS PHILOSOPHY: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.
For the first time, the label has developed a capsule collection for the holiday season that includes two sweater styles in merino wool inlaid with Christmas-inspired motifs and slogans, retailing approximately at 350 euros each.
A mini red turtleneck pull carrying the “Team Santa” wording in ivory-white on the front and the number “25” on the back is embellished with a snowflake motif. A matching scarf and a black, oversize hoodie with the same lettering are also in the collection.
A sweater from Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini’s capsule collection for the holiday season.
In addition, the lineup includes an alternative, round-neck sweater style available in four color combinations and embellished with “Dear Santa” on the front and the “I’ve been naughty” lettering on the back, with overall patterns of hearts, reindeer and snowflakes. A kids’ version has also been developed bearing the alternative “I’ve been good” wording on the back.
Washed blue denim shorts with contrasting red stitching and themed patches complete the offer, which officially launched on Wednesday evening on Philosophyofficial.com.
The capsule collection will be also available at the brand’s stores and selected retailers globally.
Riccardo Tisci has just begun to make his mark on Burberry, so it’s no surprise that he’s traveling the path set out in September, doing women’s and men’s clothing for multiple generations and moments in the day.
Burberry’s chief creative officer said he wanted this collection to be a continuation of the story he began telling earlier this year. “I’m focusing on establishing our codes through archive prints, house colors and iconic outerwear, while cementing the new themes I set out last season.”
Tisci built on his beloved animal motifs: Gorilla faces stared out from T-shirts while unicorns galloped over a padded, silk shawl. A leopard collar curled around the neck of a Dalmatian print car coat while leather bridle straps, a nod to the old Burberry knight-on-horseback logo, adorned trenches and suit jackets. A faux patchwork shearling coat bowed to the house’s new anti-fur policy.
The new TB monogram, which Tisci unveiled earlier this year, was out in force, transformed into dark green camouflage for a hoodie, shorts and a cape, and in a more delicate iterations on scarves, satin skirts and silk blouses. The intertwined TB popped as a big logo on a punchy orange puffer vest, while a shadowy TB motif
BEIJING — The Yoox Net-a-porter Group said on Thursday it would pull Dolce & Gabbana products off its platforms, the first global retailer to drop the brand in the wake of the posted insults about China sent from designer Stefano Gabbana’s account.
It follows the majority of leading Chinese e-commerce players including Alibaba, JD, Secoo, VIPshop and Netease to drop the Italian fashion house’s products.
The brand will be removed from company’s platforms: Net-a-porter, Mr. Porter and Yoox.com, a spokesperson confirmed to WWD.
Police and security guards have been posted at physical Dolce & Gabbana stores in both Beijing and Shanghai as precautionary measures.
A police officer stands guard outside the Dolce & Gabbana store in SKP Beijing.
Social media platforms in China have filled up with videos of people destroying their Dolce & Gabbana clothes, from burning and shredding them, to using them as rags to clean floors and toilets.
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Today at Only Tease, you can see some very sexy and erotic photos of this blonde secretary named Nikki F. She’s doing a very naughty strip tease by the pool. She’s wearing a black skirt suit and one by one pieces of her work clothes come off. Underneath, she’s wearing a pair of black and red panties with sexy black stockings.
Visit Only Tease to see more of Nikki F. The last time she appeared at Only Tease, she had auburn colored hair. I have to admit that I like her more as a blonde, but I’m sure you’ll agree that whatever color hair she has, she looks sexy.
Hangnails are a misnomer, unless you consider that they hurt as bad as a nail being driven into your fingers. They’re tiny tears in the skin, nestled right up against the nail base. Hangnails are tedious to remove—but easy to procure, with one simple misstep during clipping, or by a lack of moisture—they hurt for days, and when one occurs, it seems like another three or four sprout up on neighboring phalanges.
Each time you get a hangnail, you might ask a few questions: How can you prevent a hangnail from happening? How can you remove hangnails safely and painlessly? And how can you heal a hangnail quickly? We asked these same questions to Dr. Avnee Shah, M.D. and a board-certified dermatologist. Here’s the advice she gave us. Spread the good word, and make hangnails a thing of your past.
What causes hangnails?
There are numerous habits and environmental culprits behind hangnails, all of which Shah says “weaken the skin’s integrity in general, allowing hangnails to occur.” She notes that dry, arid climates are one such cause—winter being prime time. Anything that dries out the skin easily will similarly lead to agony, like hard water, harsh chemicals, and soaps. (Always use a moisturizing soap to be safe.)
When cutting your own nails, be cautious not to cut the cuticles too closely, or to nick the skin at the sides of the nails. If you’re prone to biting or picking at your nails, then you’re a prime candidate for hangnails. As a side note, Shah tells her nail-biting patients to invest in a fidget spinner: “People tend to pick and bite their nails when feeling anxious, so instead of working out the anxiety on yourself, releasing that energy through a fidget spinner can help from causing more tears.”
What is the wrong way to get rid of hangnails?
Quite simply, “don’t rip, tear or bite them off,” Shah says. “Sometimes this can lead to a condition where there is inflammation and possibly infection of the cuticle called paronychia.” (If you thought a hangnail hurt enough, paronychia will prove you wrong.) “If this happens, see a board-certified dermatologist,” Shah says.
What’s the best way to get rid of a hangnail by yourself?
First, you need to wash the area, and disinfect any device that you’re about to use (rubbing alcohol or hand soap will suffice). Use clean nail clippers or manicure scissors to cut the hangnail at the base, Shah says. After that, wash the area again, and chase it with a nourishing hand cream or healing ointment to moisturize the area.
How do you prevent hangnails in the first place?
The key here is to promote moisture. “Moisturize your hands daily,” Shah says. (Use that hand cream or balm on a regular basis, especially in dryer climates and seasons.) Second, Shah says to not cut back your cuticles. Sure, they’re not always the best-looking feature, but they do protect the base of the nail, and removing them can invite infection in addition to hangnails. But, if you must clip them, just try not to cut them too short, she says. Finally, Shah says to “exercise caution when clipping your nails. Pay attention to this seemingly easy task. It’s too easy to catch your skin by mistake.” Neutrogena’s Norwegian Formula Hand Cream and Aquaphor’s Healing Ointment are both great emollients to moisturize the areas and help prevent drying out of the skin.
Donald Trump’s daughters were the picture of Fall fashion as they set off for their family’s Thanksgiving gathering … and it looks like one of them was in a brand spankin’ new pair of shoes. Tiffany and Ivanka were spotted walking together Tuesday to…
SoulCycle founder and WeWork partner Julie Rice spoke Tuesday at a Women’s Leadership Breakfast hosted by Berns Communications Group at specialty retailer Story in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The brief Q&A session had Story founder Rachel Shechtman, who became Macy Inc.’s brand experience officer after the retailer in May acquired Story, query Rice about founding SoulCycle and about some new leases that WeWork signed. Rice kept mum about plans for the leases, but did speak about WeMarket, the test concept at four locations focused on helping brands who are WeMarket members figure out how to build communities around their products.
Rice said brand owners need to understand that “you can’t put stuff on shelves and expect to create a bond” with customers. She also spoke about creating “Shark Tank” nights to mentor brands on how to grow. An example was a food company where product was made in the owner’s kitchen and how that wouldn’t work if the person really wanted the ability to scale production.
What did get the attendees attention was Rice’s disclosure that she is a “major claustrophobic,” noting that “I will not take elevators.” That led to another disclosure — and admiration from many attendees — of how she
SHANGHAI — A multimillion dollar one-hour runway show scheduled here by Dolce & Gabbana was abruptly canceled the day of, after insults about China were posted from the Instagram account of designer Stefano Gabbana, leading to the country’s biggest names in fashion and entertainment pulling out of attending the show en masse. The designer and the brand posted on Wednesday afternoon just hours ahead of the planned event saying that the account had been hacked.
In screenshots posted by Diet Prada, the verified account of Stefano Gabbana is seen sending out messages which read, “From now on in all the interview [sp] that I will do international I will say that the country of [series of poop emojis] is China” and “China Ignorant Dirty Smelling Mafia,” among other insults.
Before the China Cultural Affairs Office canceled the show which was scheduled for 9pm, the VIP guest list started falling apart as the messages circulated on social media. Actress Zhang Ziyi said she would not attend the show, posting to her official Weibo account that, “Starting today, Miss Zhang and her team will not buy and use any D&G products.” Singer Wang Junkai along with actors Chen Kun, Li Bingbing, girl band Rocket Girls 101, and Diliriba
It looks like Teri M, this ebony babe has slipped into something a lot more comfortable. Check out these steamy photos of Teri M posing in her lingerie for Only Tease. She slips out of her light blue satin robe and shows off her erotic lingerie. She’s wearing a skin tight babydoll made out of pink satin. It looks absolutely stunning on her. We also get to see her tiny pink thong that matches her babydoll and her sheer black stockings.
You can see a lot more of Teri M and all of her friends at Only Tease. There’s close to four hundred lovely ladies waiting for you inside of Only Tease. They’re all waiting for you in their sexy clothing, naughty lingerie and erotic leg wear. Only Tease has some of the hottest faces online and they all know how to tease.
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‘TIS THE SEASON: Ralph Lauren continues its 50th anniversary celebration, this time at Fred Segal’s Sunset Boulevard store for a pop-up, which launched Monday.
The brand is the latest to occupy the retailer’s dedicated pop-up and event space, which will be filled with winter fun for the next seven weeks.
“Our idea was we really wanted to bring a winter wonderland to L.A.,” said Fred Segal president John Frierson.
The 1,500-square-foot space brings in birch trees and fireplaces to re-create the ski-lodge feel. Merchandise on offer includes Ralph Lauren’s Downhill Skier collection for men and boys in addition to holiday product for men, women and home.
Ralph Lauren follows a number of pop-ups within the Fred Segal store, which has also been a temporary home to Browns, Madeworn and Band of Outsiders.
Frierson said the dedicated space with a constantly rotating lineup of brands was part of a bid to get people to linger longer.
“We think of it as programming,” Frierson said. “Fred Segal’s not a traditional retailer. We don’t just buy and sell goods. So we’ve always had this idea that we were creating a destination and experience for people across the store and that’s why we’ve always had hair salons and wine stores and
Two brands that are all about the communal — zero-waste fashion label Livari and WeWork are teaming for a multipurpose party.
Aimed at using the art of fashion as a medium for activism, New York-based Livari is launching its Collaboration Collection Nov. 27 at WeWork’s Times Square location. About 150 guests will get an earful about different causes, catch MPowered’s solar-powered light installation, walk through a museum-style tutorial, sample indie products like Foughnuts Baked Donuts and shop for cause-related limited-edition products.
Livari was started by actress Alysia Reiner of “Orange Is the New Black” and “Equity,” Claudine DeSola, founder of the Caravan Stylist Studio, and Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, creator of the Tabii Just label and an organizer of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, who now works full-time for the group. In between talking with Hilaria Baldwin for her podcast “Mom Brain” Monday and doing a B-roll for “Her Big Idea,” Reiner talked about how the event came together.
Through her environmentalist friend Erin Schrode, she connected with WeWork’s global head of social media partnerships Jacob Shwirtz, who is looking to do more community building among influencers and celebrities and more environmentalism. “What they’ve asked me to do is to have a desk
Check out these very seductive photos of Luana Lani. This time we have the sexy Asian model in a smart looking sweater and miniskirt combination. However, I’m sure everyone wants to know what she’s wearing underneath that. Today the exotic looking Luana is wearing a pink lace bra with matching panties. Of course, you can’t miss her nude colored stockings with black suspenders. Another very hot photo set from the very hot Luana Lani.
You can see lots more of Luana inside of Only Tease. It’s definitely not the first time that she’s appeared here and I have a feeling it won’t be the last we see of her. She’s always a nice change of pace and always very popular with the male members of Only Tease.
Blac Chyna is cashing in on a beauty product — a controversial one — she says she’s been using for skin care … TMZ has learned. BC is partnering with Whitenicious by Dencia to roll out something called ”Whitenicious X Blac Chyna…
Mohamed Sanu honored comic book legend Stan Lee on his cleats during the Falcons game on Sunday … and the final product would make the Spidey creator proud. TMZ broke the story … the man behind the Marvel Universe died last week at 95 years old after…
Anna Sui and Glamglow cofounder Shannon Dellimore are among the honorees at this year’s annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
Held at the United Nations today, the annual gathering of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization is meant to empower female entrepreneurs globally to drive economic expansion and advance their communities.
“As a woman who founded her own business, I know firsthand the challenges women and women in business face,” Dellimore said. “I also know we can be powerful forces for change because women get things done. The work of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is to empower, celebrate and support women in business around the world to help alleviate poverty.”
The annual gathering unites business leaders, government officials and women’s empowerment advocates to collaborate on solutions to give young women opportunities to launch their own businesses through new policies or education. The organization has chapters in 144 countries and 110 universities globally.
“My motto has always been: live your dream,” Sui said on advice she gives young female entrepreneurs. “Competition and circumstances can be tough, but you need to be true to yourself and figure out your own niche. Do what you are best at and what you’re interested in and learn your craft.”
In addition to Sui
Two months ago, in the midst of New York Fashion Week’s manic, frenetic energy, Pharrell Williams sat in a silent wing of the Brooklyn Museum looking pensive, almost meditative. He’d just finished production on Ariana Grande’s album “Sweetener,” not to mention all the various singles (“Nice” and “Apes–t” for The Carters, “Skeletons” for Travis Scott’s “Astroworld,”) he’d pumped out over the course of 2018. He also had business deals to look out for: his line with Adidas and an upcoming collaboration with Chanel slated for 2019. Plus, he was at the museum that night hosting an event called Yellow Ball for hundreds of guests. So, yeah, he had some stuff on his mind.
But for the musician, businessman and creative, keeping his hands in all sorts of endeavors is an essential part of his process understanding the human experience, learning new things and telling stories. This is how he explains it, via FaceTime. It’s November now, and Williams is in California — so a pristine blue sky and palm trees are visible in the background of the parking lot outside of his recording studio, where he’s sitting. When he speaks, he has that same calm, self-assured nature he possessed while alone
There was four brand new and very enticing photo sets added to Only Tease this morning. It was very hard to pick just one, but somehow I managed to make a decision and thought I would share with you a sexy brunette secretary named Feya. She’s wearing a very sultry secretary outfit of a stripped blouse and black satin miniskirt. Her wearing that alone is stunning but she has a black and white bra with matching sheer panties. And of course, I can’t leave out her stocking covered legs.
You can see lots more of Freya at Only Tease. It’s her fifth appearing at Only Tease and hopefully we get to see lots more of her. This photo set is also part of the Prestige Tease collection. That’s a collection of the hottest names and faces online. It’s models like Lucy Pinder, Natasha Marely and of course our own Melanie Walsh.
Casey Anthony feels a connection to, of all people, United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg … seriously. Anthony picked up a few things at a Dollar Tree Saturday in West Palm Beach, Florida. Check out her T — a pic of RGB with the…
Place Vendôme jeweler Dauphin will release a book in collaboration with photographer Paolo Roversi.
The tome marks Dauphin’s fifth anniversary, and is the first publication of its kind for the company. It features models Saskia De Brauw and Guinevere Van Seenus alongside Roversi’s daughter, Stella Roversi. Images were styled by Hannes Hetta, featuring hair and makeup devised by Julien D’Ys.
Dauphin’s artistic director and designer Charlotte Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld said of the book: “The last five years have been crucial in characterizing and refining Dauphin’s aesthetics to offer an alternative vision. Paolo Roversi’s contribution has been a key element to forge the house’s image. It is therefore a natural progression to celebrate this milestone with a publication, both as an exploration of the house’s archives and a reflection on the evolution of my work for Dauphin.”
Roversi noted that: “”By photographing Charlotte Dauphin’s creations, you will discover new lights, unsuspected magical reflections, splendors of a different and mysterious elegance.”
Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld concurred, noting: “The book is also a place where Paolo and I can share our artistic conversation. Paolo draws with light and movement, there is a beautiful suspension in time in his work and I feel that it is in this
Citymeals on Wheels this week hosted its 32nd Annual Power Lunch for Women fundraiser, raising nearly $ 1.2 million.
Fashion supporters of the benefit include Chanel, Dr. Patricia Wexler, Marcy Syms, Patti Cohen, Michael Kors, John Pomerantz, Georgina Chapman, Marigay McKee, Tamara Mellon, Jan Singer and Iman.
This year’s honorees include Kathie Lee Gifford, co-host of the fourth hour of “The Today Show;” Jessica Lappin, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, and Derek Blasberg, YouTube’s Director of Fashion and Beauty. Gifford brought attendees to tears with her speech about the need to give back. An anonymous donor agreed to donate up to $ 1 million through the matching of donations starting at $ 10,000. Gifford kicked off the fundraising round with a $ 50,000 donation.
Mellon provided three styles from her eponymous line – Frontline, Icon and Siren – for auction. Skin care line Valmont provided a gift basket for auction and $ 2,500 toward a facial. Another option provided for auction was a Power Lunch with honoree Blasberg for breakfast, lunch or tea at Tiffany & Co.’s The Blue Box Café.
Actress Jane Krakowski was the emcee for the event, which included a reading of letters from meals recipients by Iman, and actresses Kathleen Turner and
Today I am enjoying the sun in my garden in my smart white secretary’s outfit which includes sexy white lingerie and white stockings. I was so nice and sunny outside I thought I would do this secretaryuniform and stockings shoot outside, I hope you like the free photos above, to see the all the photos from this set please come and see me at www.onlymelanie.com
Today, we have a beautiful brunette named Wendy F. This curvy babe is posing in a sexy french maid uniform. The outfit really shows off all of her delicious body and I’m sure there’s more than a few men that would love to have her come over and clean their flat tonight. Wendy slips out of her uniform and underneath she’s wearing a pair of black panties with matching holdup stockings.
You can see more of Wendy F and all of the erotic babes at Only Tease. There’s almost four hundred lovely lades of every shape and size waiting for you inside of Only Tease. And they’re all wearing sexy and sometimes very naughty outfits. If you think a clothed woman is more sexy than a completely naked woman, you should check out this site today.
STREET-SMART FASHION: The streetwear brand X-Girl has lined up portrait photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis for its latest collaboration.
Compact to the degree that only three items are offered, the styles are available through Sunday at Social Studies NY, a multipurpose space and pop-up. To help spread the word about the collaboration, photographer Chandler Kennedy shot the painter and model Monica Hernandez wearing the assortment. A “Mini Me” crewneck sweatshirt retails for $ 95, the $ 50 “Too Many Rich People in NY” T-shirt and the $ 50 “Less, Less, Less” tote bag, which was hand-dyed by Jarvis, are up-for-grabs.
Jarvis, who has shot for Gap, Supreme, Riposte and others, dove into the capsule collection sector last year for the launch of her Baque Creative Press-published book. Started by musician Kim Gordon and stylist Daisy von Furth in 1994, the X-Girl brand has renewed its focus on New York, and is on the lookout for new talent and creatives that align with the brand. The company has more than 100 stores in Japan and has loyalists like Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Coppola. Early on, the Lafayette Street-rooted label rallied young feminists and that ethos remains.
Housed in Milk Studios, Social Studies NY builds from the success of last year’s Social
South Africa’s fashion and art crowd descended upon Cape Town this week for the pre-opening party of contemporary art museum Zeitz MOCAA’s first fashion exhibition, “21 Years: Making Histories With South African Fashion Week.”
SA Fashion Week, founded by former model Lucilla Booyzen in 1997, marked the anniversary last October with a small exhibition shown during the presentation of the SAFW 2019 fall collections in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandton City. Booyzen chose 21 designers as a historical recap of the past 21 years of SA fashion, and planned a book to accompany the exhibit.
“When Erica de Greef, the senior fashion curator of Zeitz MOCAA, heard that I was going to do a book and an exhibition, she was incredibly excited, and she then planned to do an edited version of what I did in Johannesburg at Zeitz,” Booyzen recounted.
Curated by de Greef, the exhibition occupies two gallery spaces on the museum’s fourth level and features 21 ensembles from 21 designers, spanning different styles, multiple collections and various seasons, showcasing, in effect, a micro-history of South African fashion since 1997. On show are designers such as Clive Rundle, Amanda Laird Cherry and Loxion Kulca, alongside younger names such as Sindiso Khumalo, Thebe
In today’s video of me, Melanie Walsh I am showing off my sexy lingerie and pantyhose beneath my smart grey mini dress. If I was a secretary this is the kinda thing I would wear around the office. I wonder what my boss would say about my secretaryuniform? what would you say if you was my boss?
Somehow, this cute blonde named Jenni P has slipped under my radar. This is the first time that I’m posting about her, but I don’t think it will be the last time. Inside of Only Tease today, you can see Jenni in a sultry looking secretary outfit. She could pass as an actual secretary in just about any office, but it’s not long before this photo set takes a turn for the naughty. It’s not long before she’s posing topless and wearing only a tiny black thong and sheer stockings.
You can see lots more of Jenni P at Only Tease. While, it’s the first time that I’ve posted about this stunning model, it’s not her first time posing at Only Tease. Inside the site, there’s twelve more photo sets and one very erotic video to enjoy.
[[tmz:video id=”0_p6bdy6ll”]] New logo means big turn up … ’cause Derek Jeter partied at one of Miami’s newest hot spots to celebrate the unveiling of the Marlins’ new duds Thursday night!! D.J.’s been makin’ an effort to wash the stench of losing…
SAFE SPACE: The Kering Foundation is taking a stand against cyberbullying, which affects 73 percent of women worldwide, according to a 2015 UN report named “Cyber Violence Against Women and Girls.”
The digital campaign, dubbed #IDontSpeakHater, aims to educate social media users from Generation Z on the psychological harms of online harassment.
It will run from Nov. 16 to 30 on Kering’s official social media channels as well as on the #IDontSpeakHater web site in China, France, Italy, Japan, the U.K., the U.S. and Mexico. The Kering Foundation has also called on a squad of influencers to help relay the message.
Name-calling, harassment, identity theft, hacking, non-consensual pornography a.k.a. revenge porn, stalking, “slut-shaming” and threats are all considered to be acts of cyberbullying, which is seen as an example of gender-based violence.
The U.N. report reveals that women are disproportionately targets of certain forms of cyber violence, such as cyberstalking.
This has a direct impact on their mental health: an Amnesty International poll states that 55 percent of women said they had experienced stress, anxiety or panic attacks after experiencing online abuse or harassment.
“Everyone has the right to feel safe online,” François-Henri Pinault, ceo of Kering and chairman of the Kering Foundation, said in a statement. “We must
A Victorian seaside breeze blew through this collection, which was filled with contrasting elements: hard and soft, chunky and delicate, tailored and fluid. Among Sarah Burton’s inspirations was the British paleontologist Mary Anning, the British shoreline and the era’s obsession for collecting and categorizing bits of nature. There was broderie anglaise everywhere, worked into long white dresses, tunic tops or short ruffle skirts. All that demureness was balanced by leather corset belts, harness tops or thick cashmere sweaters. Other dresses came as sheer lacy knits as delicate as lingerie, with ruffles, bell sleeves or breezy tiers on the skirts. Tailoring had a whiff of Victoriana, too, as in a shell print suit layered over a sheer lacy blouse. A long military coat with a slashed waist had an abstract Union Jack pattern and resembled something that might have washed ashore in a shipwreck.
LONDON — You can buy a leather jacket, and now you can smell like one, too.
British retail brand AllSaints is diving nose first into perfumery. The contemporary label, known for its leather biker jackets, is padding its portfolio with three debut fragrances, in partnership with Revlon.
Sunset Riot, Metal Wave and Incense City are unisex scents, and according to the brand, pay tribute to the “diversity of AllSaints.” Creative director of AllSaints Wil Beedle said the fragrances have been created with unexpected combinations, such as floral notes mixed with leather and metal ones.
“We are extending our activity beyond ready-to-wear and it made sense for us to explore the fragrance world,” Beedle said. Earlier this year, AllSaints inked a licensing agreement with Global Brands Group to expand its accessories range to include footwear, socks, costume jewelry and cold weather accessories.
By partnering with Revlon, AllSaints is hoping to strengthen its position as a global retailer. “It was immediately clear that not only does Revlon have an impeccable expertise, it also has an intuitive understanding of our brand. The Revlon team were hugely supportive and allowed us to achieve what we wanted without compromising our vision,” said Beedle.
Both companies view the partnership as a way to reach
Here’s a completely different side of Fifi. I’ve seen this sultry looking babe in naughty college uniforms, sexy secretary outfits but it looks like this black haired babe is ready for a walk on the wild side. Check out these sexy photos of Fifi teasing in a tight black pvc dress. She’s also wearing a pair of black pantyhose and long black boots. This outfit is going to get a lot of attention wherever she goes.
Come see all of the erotic outfits and the sexy babes that are wearing them at Only Tease. At Only Tease, there’s just about every kind of sexy outfit that you can imagine. If you think women with sexy clothing is more erotic than a completely naked woman, than Only Tease is definitely the site for you.
This fall’s most-wanted jeans challenge the classic denim color palette, experimenting with different shades on the way to that perfect look. And beyond the wash, the new denim is also defined by a looser fit. Bye-bye, skinny jeans.
Plus-size retail firm Dia&Co has raised $ 40 million in new financing that brings its aggregate raise to $ 95 million.
The Series C round of $ 40 million was led by Union Square Ventures, with participation from existing investor Sequoia Capital. Sequoia led its Series B round of $ 30 million. The total funding since the firm’s founding in 2015 is $ 95 million.
The company was founded by Nadia Boujarwah and Lydia Gilbert. Rebecca Kaden of Union Square will join the firm’s board of directors, alongside existing director Alfred Lin of Sequoia.
As for Sequoia’s participation in the B and C rounds, Lin described the opportunity in the plus-size category as “massive.” Lin also said what made Dia&Co unique compared with others in the space was its “mission to revolutionize every aspect of the shopping experience for plus-size women from the marketing to the inventory to the highly engaged community the company has attracted.”
Dia&Co also said that Francis Nzeuton joined the company as chief financial officer. He had led the finance team at Amazon, and most recently led finance for Amazon’s U.S. consumables business.
According to Boujarwah, “Sixty-seven percent of the population wear plus sizes, which starts at size 14.” She noted that the company, as a
I’d like to introduce you to a very lovely addition to the Only Tease family. Meet Jana J, a very sexy and very busty blonde. Today at Only Tease you can see her very first photo set for the site. She’s dressed as a sexy secretary, just about busting out of her top. You have to admit, the miniskirt really shows off her legs and the black stockings is a very sexy touch. Jana is always wearing a very sexy pink lace bra and panty set.
Denim may be as reliable as death and taxes, but that doesn’t mean you should keep wearing the same old jeans. The world’s most sought after brands continue to push the envelope by showcasing new cuts, colors, and styles that are refreshing the standards. And it’s not just jeans.
Kenneth Cole has joined forces with Broadway’s new musical comedy, “The Prom,” to support human rights of LBGTQI+ people and equality.
The partnership includes a fund-raising initiative for the UN Foundation in support of UN Free & Equal, a global public information campaign of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to promote the fair and equal rights of LGBTQI+ people globally.
“The Prom,” which has been in preview, officially opens Nov. 15. The musical takes place in a small town in Indiana, where a high school student isn’t permitted to bring her girlfriend to their prom. Several actors travel to Indiana to support the girls’ cause.
“We have been supporting social justice and equal rights issues since its inception and specifically for the LGBTQI+ community for over 25 years,” said Kenneth Cole, chairman and chief creative officer of Kenneth Cole Productions. “We’re proud to partner with ‘The Prom,’ not just because it is an extraordinary theatrical production, but also because of the shared values it portrays and the important story of inclusion and acceptance that it brings to life.”
Inspired by the Act 1 finale of “The Prom,” Cole has designed a custom T-shirt which reads, “Today Is Not a
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood.
The 79-year-old designer, who is celebrating 50 years in business, has been made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He may be called Ralph Lauren KBE, if he wishes.
The honorary knighthood insignia will be presented to the designer by a representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony next year.
Antony Phillipson, British Consul General to New York and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America, said the award recognizes that “in fashion, business and philanthropy, Mr. Lauren has played a key role in forging transatlantic cultural and economic connections. As creator and visionary of the Ralph Lauren brand worldwide, Mr. Lauren has been a vanguard for the global fashion industry and American style for nearly half a century. In addition, monumental philanthropic efforts, especially in the realm of public health, cancer research and treatment in both the U.S. and the U.K., have led to benefits felt by citizens around the world.”
Lauren is the first American fashion designer to be recognized with an honorary knighthood. Other notable American recipients of an honorary U.K. knighthood or damehood include former Presidents Dwight