Do you have too much stuff? Is your house a loosely-joined collection of garbage piles among which you tread, as dazed and rudderless as a possum in a landfill? Are you tied to your material possessions because you have chosen to fill the empty parts in your life with consumerism and thus your soul is scattered among promotional t-shirts and expired tubes of body lotion?
Nasstoys’ “Touch the Wave” toy took home the trophy for Best New Product at the 12th annual StorErotica Awards, which were held earlier this week.
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Scotty Cunha is known for creating incredible looks for his celebrity clients like Kourtney and Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus, and now the Ambassador for CHI is showing Access how to get the perfect summer beach wave! Check out the demonstration for some insider beauty tricks and make sure to check out Scotty on “The Look: All Stars” on the CW too.
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Nasstoys has announced the release of its Touch the Wave vibe.
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Are your kids ready for ‘The 5th Wave’? Angela Hoover preps you for the epic alien invasion, on this episode of Mom’s Movie Minute.
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As Europe was blasted by summer’s first heat wave, residents of two of its most stylish cities, Barcelona and Paris, hit the streets in pared-down style.
Temperatures topped 90 degrees in the Catalan capital as it hosted 080 Fashion Barcelona (named for the city’s zip code) at the neo-classical Olympic stadium on Montjuïc hill. Off the runway, the style message was clear: less is more. Women favored short-shorts, rompers, feminine dresses and lace and crocheted looks. Men went loose and easy in tanks and T-shirts with colorful graphics and oversize silhouettes. Statement sunglasses were hot accessories for both sexes.
Just days before the Paris Couture collections as the mercury hit 102 degrees, the city’s streets — from the 1st arrondissement near the Louvre to rue du Seine in the 6th — were buzzing as residents walked and biked while wearing tank tops and shorts, rompers and sleeveless sundresses. White, khaki and the occasional denim and black kept things neat and chic.
After gathering buzz as it made its way to festivals over the past month, the Amy Winehouse documentary "Amy" is finally set to hit theaters on Friday in the US and UK, joining several other high-profile musical documentaries to make waves this year. With an international roll-out planned for the week ahead, "Amy" — which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival — provides a look into the life of the Grammy-winning British singer-songwriter, who died in 2011 at age 27. Asif Kapadia directs the documentary, which includes previously unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks.
The Athletixx crew have been enjoying a healthy buzz around the Los Angeles scene, thanks in part to their producer and DJ Falcons uncanny ability to get things turnt at a moment’s notice.
For the new Terra EP, his debut project for Fool’s Gold Records, the current wave of the club’s EDM movement spliced with a 808s rap love has been fused for unreal experience. The offering’s first single, “Aquafina,” finds GoldLink and Chaz French throwing bows on their respective references and winning big with incredibly catchy chorus.
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GARDEN CITY, SC—Struggling to propel his husky frame through the water with the correct momentum and timing needed to be carried toward shore, a beefy little boy on a boogie board at Garden City Beach reportedly missed his fourth wave in a row Monday afternoon. Witnesses confirmed that the little butterball, who reportedly began huffing and puffing after barely wading into the water up to his roly-poly waist, was seen heaving his entire fleshy stomach onto his board either a second too early or too late to catch the crest of each wave that came rolling by. Although the total chubster’s beady little eyes are said to have grown wide with anticipation at the sight of every oncoming wave, the porker’s practice of taking a huge breath, scrunching up his whole piggy face, and vaulting his hefty body forward had reportedly failed in all four attempts. After …
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Yesterday’s emerging talent, today’s visionary designers. An update on Made in Italy with 16 dreamers-entrepreneurs.
Don’t call them young, don’t call them new: the designers in this article are the already-recognized evolution of Italian fashion. They did their best, challenging a market dominated by luxury brands, deciding to work for themselves in an uncertain historical period. And they’ve done it. It can be seen in their sales and their followers.
Despite their differences, there is a fine red thread that links them together: the humility with which they started up: in silence, taking samples around in the trunks of their cars, looking for a break abroad, working day and night in the offices of a fashion house. But it’s also the determination in wanting to do it their way, looking for investors, suppliers, small workshops for production, going to the basics of materials and hand craftsmanship, taking on the role of entrepreneur. Few of them have an established business behind them. This has made them freer, more curious, cultured travelers. With a calculator in their hands, sure, but with visionary talent.
Fausto Puglisi managed to first convince the stars and then the critics. His journey began in 1999, when the designer from Messina flew to LA, looking for America. Today he shows in Milan (and his catwalk, with its lights, music and atmosphere, is one of the most eagerly anticipated and spectacular) and is represented in 160 boutiques worldwide. Strong vibrant colors, pop prints, leather and studs are his signature looks. But behind his friendship with celebrities, there is his cultured and mature attention to every detail: rigorously hand-embroidered by a top secret Lombard workshop.
It should have been a collective project between art and fashion: it became an international clothing brand. Created by Alessandro Biasi and produced exclusively in Milan, A-Lab has become famous by looking forwards, with the shape of its armour-clothes (some, from their debut, still numbered like pieces of art) and by using digital communication: “A parallel reality, which doesn’t always correspond to the truth.”
Andrea Pompilio. ©Alessandro Furchino
There are three fundamental moments in the story of Andrea Pompilio: the shock on his grandmother’s face when, age eight, he revealed he wanted to work in fashion; the move from Pesaro to Milano and the decision to go it alone (his brand debuted in 2010 with the first women’s collection in 2013). There’s just been one emotional crisis in NYC, after arriving in Calvin Klein’s style office, because he didn’t know anyone in the city. Everything else has been work, intuition and solid experience for his cv (also with Prada). His garments are now in 37 points of sale, and focus on the idea of masculine sartorial style. “I define myself as classic: duffle coats and double-breasted designs are never missing from my collections.”
Andrea Incontri. © Giovanni Gastel
From Mantua, he’s gentle in his actions, with a poetic but functional approach to fashion, and never mainstream. After starting off with a strong design focus and a passion for tactile experiences (he was working as a consultant for a fabrics firm), he debuted with his own brand in 2009. He loves silence, the elegance of days gone by and the ability of the Japanese to remain in equilibrium between sobriety and madness. These inspirations emerge between the lines of his men and women’s collections, in which he puts together clean lines and special materials (also hitech). Recognition of his talent for accessories has led him to become, from two seasons, the creative director of Tod’s men’s collection.
Marco De Vincenzo
Marco De Vincenzo. ©Letorres
After graduating from IED, Marco De Vincenzo (1978, Aries) found out that there would be interviews at Fendi the following day. He introduced himself, literally, and was taken on. From then on he grew in the design office of the fashion house, working side by side with Silvia Venturini. Above all he learned “to not trust the obvious and to not be afraid of making brave decisions.” So much so that he launched his own line, with a first show in Paris in 2009. Today the boy from Messina is, for creativity and preciousness, among the most respected of the new Made in Italy fashion. His signature piece? “The skirt, symbol of femininity and movement.”
De Vincenzo: “Futuristic head, old print of Vulcano Island, a contemporary portrait of a woman: my ideal mix.”
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Brought up in Modica (Ragusa) among the precious materials of his mother’s shop, known as “The Lady of Silk,” Daniele Carlotta (born in 1985) has a sense for materials, a taste for contrasts and a sexy aesthetic which goes beyond European borders. In fact, only two years after the launch of his first collection he is already present in one hundred boutiques around the world. Meanwhile, given his passion for the atelier dimension and a direct relationship with clients, the Sicilian designer is thinking of a made-to-measure project.
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A meeting at a Milanese party: they talked about fashion. Thinking about it, Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez (35 and 40 years old respectively) were right. They agreed on the fact that something was missing from the Italian panorama: a brand which would be strong and funny (at an affordable price). So they created it in 2010. Notoriety came straight away through social media, where they became the favored designers of bloggers and friends. The digital word-of-mouth was so intense as to get to Giorgio Armani himself, who then wanted to endorse them, having them as guests in his theatre for their first official show. A men’s collection followed and global visibility. Their best sellers? For her, t-shirt dresses, a piece which is now in continuous production. For him, patterned sweatshirts and t-shirts.
Alex Flagella and Michela Musco. ©Carlotta Bertelli
They fell in love, but after Polimoda they couldn’t find satisfying work for both of them in the same city. So Alex Flagella (31) and Michela Musco (28) founded, in 2011, the Roman atelier Greta Boldini. In a short time it transformed into a label looking for a fresh sartorial approach, a new generation. Today the design duo are on their sixth collection. “With the last collections we started from scratch, turning to a more minimalist taste, which still focuses on hand-embroidered details, but in a more wearable version. Also for daywear, with straight tunics and flat sandals.”
Massimo Giorgetti. ©Emilio Tini
He began with streetwear, and has excelled both at using colors and marketing. The result: more than 600 shops in six years with his brand MSGM and the appointment as Creative Director at Emilio Pucci. Massimo Giorgetti, from Rimini, had a genial intuition: to enter into a slice of the middle market with an instantly recognizable, energetic and day-to-day product. A determining factor in the extraordinary success he’s had has been his partnership with the manufacturer (the Paoloni Group) and the distributor (the showroom of Riccardo Grassi), solid Italian realities.
As well as being a designer, Marco Grisolia (37 years old) is also a teacher and a stylist. This versatility has made him independent; allowing him to dedicate himself to fashion like a personal project, free from market logic. His niche product anticipates (or follows) contemporary trends. His shapes? Oversize. “I believe in mental and physical comfort, far away from the obsession of showing off the body at all costs.”
When he works on a collection, he begins with a theme, translating it into new tactile experiences. After all, the passion for experimenting with materials is in his DNA. Born in 1975, Gabriele Colangelo is, in fact, the son of a family of Milanese furriers. His career is punctuated with institutional awards. Distributed globally, his clean and geometric collections are much appreciated in Asia (in particular Korea, Japan and Hong Kong). From this season he is also Creative Director of Giada, a Chinese luxury brand totally manufactured in Italy.
Antonio Romano e Francesco Alagna.
For their label (created in September 2010) they chose an original phrase: a breakfast invitation: “It’s the moment of the day that we both prefer, the one we like to share.” Antonio Romano and Francesco Alagna love to be direct, no filters, and they place themselves out of the pack: “Comeforbreakfast? An independent, experimental, intimate brand.” Among their best-selling pieces, tailored jackets and, surprisingly, sandals, a well-liked limited edition. They are among the selection for the Woolmark Prize 2015, which will be assigned in the next months.
Cultured in his citations and in the use of materials, Alberto Zambelli has worked in fashion for many years and, for the last two seasons, has started to follow a personal route: “I preferred to get the right experience in order to be able to tackle the creation of a high brand of prêt à porter.” Meanwhile he shares his time between China, where he is the creative director of a contemporary colored collection with capillary distribution, and Japan, where he is developing a Made in Italy line, with a definite essential feel for a third party. His passion for Asia can be seen in his pieces, which he defines as minimal decorative (at the moment only available in China, Korea and Japan): wild but with PVC embroidery and Swarovski crystals.
Main image: Fausto Puglisi after the défilé A/W 2015. ©Luca Cannonieri
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Two new Drake songs leaked today. One features hot rising star Tinashe while the other one “On A Wave” appears to be unfinished from what some in the blog world are saying. Its a simple song that has a similar feel to If You’re Reading This Its Too Late. “Go Out Tonight” has a Noah “40” Shebib beat, and the leaks come just a week after Drake’s Beyonce featured track made its way online. While the music may be give-aways, you can be sure the fans will appreciate them for Memorial Day Weeekend.
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