E3 2019 doesn’t officially begin until Sunday (Jun. 9), but that didn’t stop EA from kicking things off with its EA Play event. Serving as the unofficial kickoff to the annual video game convention, the company decided to show off some gameplay footage of Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and it looks very promising.
Source: EA / Respawn
Could this be the Star Wars single player action game we have been waiting for?
About a month ago a reveal trailer dropped for the long-rumored game but didn’t give much detail only showing off the titles main character and glimpses of cut scenes pretty much detailing exactly where the game will take place in the legendary Star Wars canon. In the game, you take on the role of a young Padawan named Cal Kestis played by Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham). He has not reached his full Jedi potential having to go into hiding after surviving the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith following when then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine’s kicked into motion his plan to eliminate all Jedi through his secret order 66 decree. Ushering in the rise of the Galactic Empire who are secretly being led by the Jedi Order’s ancient enemy the Sith.
Today (Jun 8) during its EA Play conference, EA and Respawn treated Star Wars fans to fifteen whole minutes of gameplay action and for the most part, the game looks solid at first glance. Based on the footage Jedi: Fallen Order seems like a much-improved version of Lucas Arts Star Wars: The Force Unleashed which was the last single player adventure we got from related to the now Disney owned franchise. The combat system looks very crisp as the expert player seamlessly switched between using his lightsaber and forces skills.
It also seems to have some adventure game aspects as well, like climbing that we have come to experience in games like Uncharted, for example. While it is not “open world,” Respawn says the game does have some Metroid/Castlevania qualities and will allow players to “explore” the environments as they guide Kestis on his journey. Outside of EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront franchise, fans have been yearning for a long time for an adventure game. Looks like their prayers have been answered by Respawn with this latest entry that is set to arrive for November 15th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin Access.
Check out the game in action below and let us know in the comment section below Star Wars Jed: Fallen Order has landed on your list as a title you have to add to your video game collection.
Eldorado Trading Company, the award-winning distributor of adult toys, lingerie, and party supplies has planned to release the newest episode of its sexual health and wellness education series “Eldorado Presents” this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. (MT). XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
Eldorado Trading has invited trans activist and performer Buck Angel to host a special edition of its educational series “Eldorado Presents,” focusing on body-positivity and acceptance. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
O CANADA!: Victoria Beckham will pack her clothing trunks and head to Toronto in November as the special guest in the fifth series of Suzanne Rogers Presents events, WWD has learned. An announcement is expected Wednesday.
Beckham follows in the path of Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and Zac Posen, who have all taken part in the charity fund-raising series that Rogers started in 2010.
To date, Rogers’ events have raised more than $ 3 million for charities fighting children’s poverty and supporting a spectrum of health and education programs for young people.
The November edition will be cohosted by Rogers and the event chair, philanthropist Sylvia Mantella. The celebration will include an “intimate fashion presentation” with Beckham, followed by a seated luncheon, according to organizers.
“I am so pleased that Victoria has accepted the invitation to come to come to Toronto and deeply appreciate her personal commitment and generosity in supporting our children’s charities,” Rogers said.
Proceeds will benefit Camp Ooch, which gives children affected by childhood cancer unique opportunities for growth through special experiences, and The Penelope Neuroblastoma Foundation, which funds brain tumor research, and provides support for families affected by this type of childhood illness.
Additional child-focused causes and programs, the
Eldorado has partnered with Doc Johnson for a Facebook Live event on March 7, which will discuss the power of social media and how retailers can utilize social media to connect with new and existing customers. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
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SHAKE IT UP: The British Fashion Council is allowing consumers access to London Fashion Week with the debut of a two-day consumer event from Feb. 16 to 17 dubbed London Fashion Week: Insiders. The event will run alongside the main shows, which take place from Feb.15 to 19.
London Fashion Week: Insiders will include industry talks, customer experiences and see-now-buy-now catwalk shows. The industry talks will shine a spotlight on sustainability and “mindful” consumer behavior presented by BBC Earth and Mother of Pearl’s creative director Amy Powney on Feb. 16.The talks will be filmed and published across BBC and BFC social media channels.
On Feb.17, Fyodor Golan and Osman Yousefzada will present their runway shows along with two other designers, who have yet to be announced. To mark the new event, the BFC has tapped Richard Quinn, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British design 2018, to design a limited edition tote bag.
Tickets to for access to London Fashion Week: Insiders retail at 135 pounds and 245 pounds for VIP access which includes priority seating, lounge access and the Richard Quinn tote bag filled with fashion and beauty products.
When you get right down to it, the new year and its requisite resolutions essentially mean it’s high time for a fresh start. If you’re ready to update your work wardrobe, you can go somewhere and spend a ton of money on a new suit—or you can just click over to the Perry Ellis website and stock up your whole closet, where right now there’s a fantastic selection of dress shirts and pants for less than $ 30.
There are dozens of styles and colors to choose from. At this price and with this selection, you can quickly, easily—and inexpensively!— revamp your entire office wardrobe. From slim and modern cut dress pants to patterned, solid, and colorful dress shirts, there’s plenty of great finds to be had. And all are $ 29.99 through January 27.
The flat front slacks are made with performance stretch fabric that moves with you. With a modern high cuff and slim cut, we’d top off this subtle plaid with a dark sport coat—until spring anyway, when a polo or grey jacket would complete a casual, professional look.
Satisfyer, manufacturer of premium vibrators, has signed on as a presenting sponsor for the retail industry edition of the 2019 XBIZ Exec Awards and will host an exclusive special event for attendees of the XBIZ Retreat. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
Earlier this month, Svakom partnered up with Australian online retailer Par Femme for a three-day even that showcased fashion and intimate lifestyle products for media, influencers and the public. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
[[tmz:video id=”1_fxcm48qd”]] Look out Mrs. Claus … because Michelle Obama is cuttin’ a rug with your hubby, and she does it just like a pro!!! The former First Lady/best selling author visited Children’s Hospital in Denver Thursday and made the event…
Known for sweeping orchestral arrangements and blistering live shows, the Airborne Toxic Event burst onto the scene with their song "Sometime Around Midnight," which was voted iTunes' #1 Alternative Song of 2008 and reached #4 on the US Alternative Chart. Counting U2 among its fans, the band has built up a passionate fan base with its epic, string-laden music and extraordinary live performances. Live from Walt Disney Concert Hall is a documentary film chronicling the lead-up to the last of 354 shows in support of the the group's debut album. To mark the occasion, they were joined onstage by a variety of performers, including a world-class string quartet, a children's choir, a high school marching band, horn players, visual artists, and Mexican folkorico dancers. In addition to never-before-recorded new tracks and cover versions of songs by the Ramones, the Magnetic Fields, and Q Lazzarus, the concert film offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the exhaustive rehearsals and preparation that went into putting on the show at the world-famous, Frank Gehry-designed venue, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
On Nov.15, Le Wand and The Pleasure Chest team up to bring consumers “Sex + Senses,” an interactive experience described as “merging the physiology and psychology of sexuality with the sensual pleasure of the five senses.” XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
PARIS — The long queues in front of leading luxury stores in Paris this weekend might suggest they were holding the high-end equivalent of a Black Friday sale.
But the crowds gathered outside Dior headquarters on Avenue Montaigne, the Guerlain flagship on Avenue des Champs-Elysées or the Chaumet salons on Place Vendôme weren’t looking to part with any cash — just to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of some of the 70 brands that form LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
From Oct. 12 to 14, the world’s biggest luxury group held the fourth edition of its Journées Particulières open-doors event, which gives members of the public worldwide a rare opportunity to meet the craftspeople who make everything from Louis Vuitton handbags to Tag Heuer watches and Berluti shoes.
The event is the brainchild of Antoine Arnault, head of communication and image of LVMH, who launched the biennial initiative in 2011 to counter a perception that the group was only interested in making money. It has steadily grown in size, with this year’s edition drawing a record 180,000 visitors, up from 145,000 in 2016.
Arnault kicked off proceedings with a cocktail party on Thursday at the group’s headquarters, where he posed with his father,
“We now have three generations of family members working side by side every day from 29 years old to almost 90,” said Steven Roberts, chief executive officer and chief innovation officer of Echo Design Group. “I think we have as much passion for the business today as we have ever had.”
This year, the family-owned accessories and home design company celebrates 95 years of business, and to commemorate the milestone on Thursday, the brand is hosting a “National Scarf Day” event with Bloomingdale’s and style influencer Natalie Lim Suarez of @NatalieOffDuty.
“Echo’s headquarters have been in Midtown [New York] for our entire 95 years. How fitting to be able to celebrate our 95th with our friends and partners of so many years at Bloomingdale’s. Their customers have been supporting and appreciating Echo products for many years,” Roberts said.
Known for scarves, which continue to be a staple, Echo also makes puffy nylon jackets, rainwear, hats, wraps and leather gloves. There is a comprehensive home line that extends to duvets and pillow shams, table linens, paper napkins, ceramic soap dispensers and shower curtains. The one unifying element among all these seemingly disparate categories: the vibrant and eclectic prints that have always been at the
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Cardi B just showed up to the VMAs — her first public event since giving birth last month — and the rapper looks incredible. CB arrived to Radio City Music Hall Monday evening in NYC rockin’ a beautiful purple gown and a sweet new pixie cut. Oh, and…
IMG’S NEW FOCUS: IMG is formalizing the development of a full-service creative and event production company called Focus. The company aims to bring original events and bespoke brand experiences to life.
Focus looks to offer new clients access to leading fashion events, venues, models and talent, along with the creative network of Endeavor, IMG’s parent company. Focus specializes in planning and executing fashion shows and events, as well as consulting and creative direction.
Dominic Kaffka, vice president of creative and production at IMG, will lead the new enterprise, in addition to his current role. Since 2015, he has played an instrumental role in New York Fashion Week: The Shows, overseeing creative direction and event production.
Previously, Focus has produced events for limited clients with its own properties, and hasn’t worked with external clients to execute their visions, Kaffka said. It is now seeking outside business.
“We realize there’s a real opportunity in different markets globally. We thought it made sense to go public about it,” he said. Right now he’s marketing Focus through word of mouth and personal connections. “We don’t want to scale it up too fast and too large. It’s really organic growth within the next 12 to 18 months,” he said.
Kim Kardashian West arrived in style Saturday at her pop up shop, with her mom Kris close by. After the event, as Kim walked out of Spago in Bev Hills, she told our photog she and Tristan Thompson were besties. Sounds like she buried the…
Today (June 4), led by Tim Cook, Apple held their annual WWDC event, and the focus was entirely on improving the performance of their products with iOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Mojave and Apple TV. We break down the best highlights from the highlights from the event.
Apple’s software VP, Craig Federighi made it entirely clear to the attendees in the room that “for iOS 12, we are doubling down on performance.” Being that recent iOS updates have been very buggy lately this focus is warranted. There are definitely some new additions, changes, and improvements coming to your iPhone, IPads worth looking forward too.
Google introduced its digital well-being dashboard called Android P which wants to help users limit their phone use. Apple is aiming for the same with its new Screen Time feature which breaks down exactly how much you are using your iPhone and individual apps. Like Android P it will allow you to set a time limit for each app which will warn you when you are about hit your time limit and hit you with a “time’s up” message once the timer runs out.
If you always wanted to be able to facetime more than just one friend at one time the good folks at Apple have heard your cry. Thanks to iOS 12, you can now start a Facetime session that will feature up to 32 people. Now why you would want to be a part of a group text but with video is beyond us. We can see this feature being beneficial for conference calls maybe.
Apple is taking another page out of Google’s book with how iOS 12 will handle and store your photos. iOS 12 will now offer search suggestions, filter and effect suggestions as well as suggesting which friends to share the photo with. Honestly, something you similarly experience if you utilize Google Photo’s app BUT if you don’t want to download a Google on your iPhone (there are people like this) this update is for you.
Siri Gets An Upgrade
Apple is allowing third-party developers more integration with Siri giving them the ability to create shortcuts for the favorite digital assistant.
Jewelers for Children will hold its Facets of Hope event on June 3 during the Couture trade show. This year’s honorees are Jeffrey Cohen of Citizen Watch America and Bill Luth of Signet Jewelers Ltd.
“Jeffrey and Bill represent two very large companies in the jewelry industry, both of which have been involved in Jewelers for Children since 1999. In fact, both companies were at the table when the idea of focusing on children in need was discussed and the concept for Jewelers for Children was born. Bill and Jeffrey are both very active in Jewelers for Children and in addition to important donations, they use their influence in the industry to encourage others to donate. There could not be two more deserving individuals to be honored,” said David Rocha, executive director of Jewelers for Children.
Since its inception, Jewelers for Children has been a part of the Couture trade show, and the 20th anniversary event celebrates the success of the group’s fund-raising efforts for the year, which according to Rocha tally “just under $ 2 million so far this year, with additional fund-raising activities happening in Las Vegas.”
“For years, I’ve been attending Jewelers for Children and never saw myself as being the
Some big names from the NBA, NFL, and MLS were on hand to witness the reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and be the first to get hands-on with the game.
Thursday, May 17th, Activision developer Treyarch held a community reveal event for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — the next chapter in the popular first-person shooter franchise. The event was held at the Jet Center Los Angeles in Hawthorne California.
On hand to witness the next step in the blockbuster franchise were hundreds of media, community members and celebrity Call of Duty players. Notable pro-athletes from across the sports world who love the game were in the building were L.A. Clippers all-star center DeAndre Jordan, Sacramento Kings young star De’Aron Fox, L.A. Rams star running back Todd Gurley, Minnesota Timberwolves all-star center Karl-Anthony Townes, Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and L.A. Galaxy left-back Ashley Cole.
L.A.’s top athletes even battled for hometown bragging rights in a “Battle For LA” game match as fans watched and cheered on.
In case you didn’t know, Black Ops 4 is ditching it’s single-player campaign and put all of its focus on the multiplayer aspect of the game. Along with tweaked gameplay and features, there is also a new Battle Royale mode called Blackout that has COD players excited that hopes to rival Fortnite and PUBG.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 arrives October 12th, and is available for pre-order now. For more photos from the night hit the flip.
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[[tmz:video id=”0_5ecuigt5″]] Heidi Klum can’t pass up a good beat when she hears one — even if it’s in the middle of a shopping trip … girl’s just gotta dance. We got Heidi Tuesday night walking up Melrose Ave. in WeHo, where she stumbled across a…
“Black Panther: Welcome to Wakanda,” a nod to the fashion inspired by the new superhero movie, will be presented by Marvel Studios on Feb. 12 as part of New York Fashion Week.
The red carpet event takes place at Industria at 775 Washington Street from 8 to 10 p.m., and several stars from the movie are expected to attend.
Designers including Chromat, Cushnie et Ochs, Fear of God, Ikiré Jones, Laquan Smith, Sophie Theallet and Tome worked with Marvel Studios to create one-of-a-kind pieces interpreting different characters and themes from the movie. The designers were selected for their dedication to empowerment and individualism through fashion.
The seven bespoke pieces will be unveiled the night of the event and installed in a Wakanda-inspired venue that guests can explore. Following the event, the looks will be auctioned off via Charitybuzz.com in support of Save the Children.
Jones called the experience “awesome and great.”
“I was honored, and I saw the film with my partner. It’s an attempt to help uplift the voices of people who have been marginalized historically and in the present day, both in the U.S. and globally, and Ikiré Jones specifically does that by using fashion as a vehicle to address these issues. It’s beautiful
Adidas, perhaps taking a cue from its own successes at ComplexCon, will strike out with a two-day event of its own called “747 Warehouse St.” focused on basketball and headlined by N.E.R.D.
The sportswear firm on Tuesday confirmed the group’s presence at the event, in addition to several exclusive colorway drops of the UltraBoost Mid Parley, Speedfactory AM4, Crazy BYW and other styles.
The event, taking place Feb. 16 and 17, is being billed as a nod to “basketball culture” with the merging of product releases, customization offerings, panels, concerts and athlete appearances. The name is taken from the address of the event, the former headquarters of American Apparel in downtown Los Angeles. The company appears to be making full use of the empty factory with a tour component of the event it’s calling The Warehouse, focused on taking attendees through a closer look at performance and the production process.
The company’s not charging for tickets, although attendees will have to pay a $ 15 processing fee.
Adidas has remained largely mum on the event since the initial announcement of it late last year. It appears to be taking a page from the buzz around similar format events, such as Agenda Festival and ComplexCon. The
MINGLING AT THE MINT: Guests at Boucheron’s interactive Vendôrama anniversary exhibit began their journey at the back door of the 18th-century Hôtel de la Monnaie. Who would guess that it would open on to a graffitied tunnel?
The uninitiated might be forgiven for missing the references in the tags: 1858 — that would be the year the house founder Frédéric Boucheron opened his first store — and Quatre for the jewelry line launched in 2004.
Inside a temporary exhibit space sitting in the courtyard, visitors were served up a mix of screens, live actors, and jewelry displays, set amidst rich green foliage including ivy — a traditional inspiration for the house. Even the guidebook was interactive, with pages folding out to reveal details of the jewelry on display.
“There’s a rock ‘n roll feel to it that I like,” said Charlotte Rampling, noting the unexpected presentation style, as the lighting on a collection of Quatre rings suddenly switched off behind her, making them disappear for a spell.
On one wall, guests could snap metal beads onto a giant replica of the asymmetrical Question Mark necklace—and have their photo taken there — while a display of Serpent Bohème necklaces jutted out of a tall, red lacquered
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Jazmine Sullivan performed at the 16th annual For Sisters Only event on Halloween, taking a deep dive into her catalog for a memorable evening. Other performers included Vivian Green, Dru Hill and Rare Essence, along with Bern Nadette Stanis and a panel with the men of BET’s Being Mary Jane!
Sullivan’s latest album, Reality Show, landed in January. RTT – Music Webcam Performers Wanted – Earn $ 100,000 per year!
There’s only one place that you can simultaneously catch some of your favorite queens from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and see the most iconic stars in the world made out of wax — all on Halloween night.
New York City party promoter Brandon Voss is going all out this Halloween, with two events and two nights filled with “Drag Race” ladies and lots of surprises. The first event is the fourth annual “Night of the Living Drag” show at Liberty Theater, set in a post-apocalyptic NYC where only the queens have survived. The line-up is stacked, including Alyssa Edwards, Gia Gunn, Jujubee, Katya, Latrice Royal, Jinkx Monsoon, Laganja Estranja, Raja, Shangela, Willam and Violet Chachki,
The next night, Voss and his team move to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Times Square for what is sure to be a Halloween night to remember. “Drag Race” champ Bianca del Rio will host this event, which will span all nine floors of the museum and including rides, Bianca del Rio’s Hollywood Horror show and a costume contest.
“Halloween is my favorite time of the year so I love to go all out,” Voss said in a statement. “This year’s parties will include all the tricks and treats that revelers have come to expect from my events. There will be massive decor installations, outlandish performers and, of course, a whole gaggle of frightfully fabulous celebrity guests.”
Interested in attending one of these two events? Head here for more information.
(AllHipHop News) It is just 2 days until Keith Murray and Fredro Starr finally face off one-on-one. While battle rap legends Murda Mook, Loaded Lux, and Hollow Da Don have all stated they are looking forward to seeing Murray go against Starr this weekend, one of their battle rap peers is challenging the two Hip Hop veterans to step in the ring against him.
MC WAR caught up with Cortez to get his opinion on Murray vs Starr. The New Yorker made it clear he wants to take down both men.
“You wanna know what I think about that battle? I will kill both them n*ggas,” declared Cortez. “Them n*ggas trying to come back and take shine off what the f*ck we built. I’ll go to the battle, and I will gladly battle both them n*ggas this Sunday.”
Will Cortez really run up in Brooklyn’s Milk River to take on Murray and Starr? Fans will have to wait until October 4 to find out.
To see MC WAR’s “Generation X” event in person purchase tickets at mcwar.com. If you can’t make it to NYC on Sunday, watch the showcase live on AllHipHop.com at 10 pm.
Known for sweeping orchestral arrangements and blistering live shows, the Airborne Toxic Event burst onto the scene with their song "Sometime Around Midnight," which was voted iTunes' #1 Alternative Song of 2008 and reached #4 on the US Alternative Chart. Counting U2 among its fans, the band has built up a passionate fan base with its epic, string-laden music and extraordinary live performances. Live from Walt Disney Concert Hall is a documentary film chronicling the lead-up to the last of 354 shows in support of the the group's debut album. To mark the occasion, they were joined onstage by a variety of performers, including a world-class string quartet, a children’s choir, a high school marching band, horn players, visual artists, and Mexican folkórico dancers. In addition to never-before-recorded new tracks and cover versions of songs by the Ramones, the Magnetic Fields, and Q Lazzarus, the concert film offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the exhaustive rehearsals and preparation that went into putting on the show at the world-famous, Frank Gehry-designed venue, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
(AllHipHop News) Battle rap royalty will be on hand at the upcoming Keith Murray vs Fredro Starr lyrical contest. After it was announced Murda Mook will be on the stage that night, fellow legendary battler Loaded Lux has been named as a host of MC War’s “Generation X” as well.
In an exclusive interview, Lux was asked for his thoughts on the two veteran song makers’ decision to step into the battle arena. The Harlem native offered some advice to Murray and Starr by reminding them that things did not turn out well when another “industry rapper” went up against a professional battle rapper unprepared.
“I know what they do over them beats and that music, but listen man – I tell people the battle game’s like the fight game. You gotta come ready to work,” says Lux. “If you’re playing and you ain’t prepared, then it’s gonna show. You see what happened when Canibus tried to come through.”
The Keith Murray versus Fredro Starr battle is scheduled for October 4 at Brooklyn’s Milk River. Tickets are available at mcwars.com. AllHipHop.com will also broadcast the event live.
“If you can laugh, laugh. You cannot take your life so seriously, even though this is the most serious thing that could possibly happen to you,” said ‘Workaholics’ actress Jillian Bell, who came out to support the cause.
CALVIN IN DEVELOPMENT: Latecomers to Moncler’s “Art For Love” dinner Thursday night at the New York Public Library missed Calvin Klein giving the exhibition his full attention.
Curious about Fabien Baron’s curation of the exhibition and how he wrangled the 32 featured photographers, Klein wanted to see for himself. Baron, whom Klein first worked with in the early Nineties, was one of several of his go-to photographers who mingled nearby. “It’s so well-done.” Klein said.
Another emissary of his past, Richard Avedon’s grandson Michael took a moment for a quick hello, telling Klein how he was recently looking at some of the work the designer had done with the prized photographer. And apparently so has Klein, who is in the early stages of a new book.
“I’ve been going through thousands of images that ran in advertising or that didn’t run. There are these amazing photographs that I think would be interesting to see, especially now because people don’t do that so much any more.” said Klein, noting how social media has cut short the long-form advertising he once favored. “I used to do 27-page campaigns. When I did a Vanity Fair outsert, I think it was 99 pages or something. I mean,
Renzo Rosso will receive the Award of Courage during the upcoming The American Foundation for AIDS Research gala to be held at Milan’s La Permanente museum on Sept. 26 during the city’s Fashion Week.
Rosso, president of Italian fashion group OTB, will be awarded for his personal commitment to the fight against AIDS as well as for his company’s continuous support of Amfar’s activities.
The Milanese gala, in its seventh edition, will be sponsored by American jewelry company Harry Winston. Guests are expected to include Heidi Klum, Michelle Rodriguez, Dakota Johnson, Irina Shayk, Goga Ashkenazi, Dean and Dan Caten, Eva Cavalli, Peter Dundas, Nayla Hayek, Angela Missoni, Vincent Roberti, Remo Ruffini, Franca Sozzani, Hormoz Vasfi, Amfar global fundraising ambassador Milutin Gatsby and Amfar chairman of the board Kenneth Cole.
The cocktail, dinner and live auction will be followed by live performances by Debbie Harry and by Swedish pop duo Icona Pop.
Apple presented new a Watch partnership, its new iPad Pro and Pencil stylus, a new Apple TV and of course, the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus with 3D Touch, 4K video and Live Photo features. WIRED Videos – The Scene
The Antebellum fetish art gallery will be holding it’s closing event for the “Dog and Pony Show,” an art exhibition exploring human pet fetishes such as pony and puppy play on Aug. 29. XBIZ.com | Top Stories
ONLY IN AMERICA: Opportunistic designer David Herzka really tied one on with Donald Trump Sunday morning, but not in the colloquial sense. During a rise-and-shine breakfast at the Long Branch, N.J., home of his daughter Ivanka’s in-laws Seryl and Charles Kushner, Trump mingled with 100 or so of their inner circle. “It was pretty low-key. But he’s very serious and believes in what he’s doing,” Herzka said. “Everyone felt he’s really a potential contender.”
The Kushners’ enterprising son, Jared, made the rounds with Ivanka, but another power couple — his venture capitalist-skilled brother Joshua and Karlie Kloss — were not on the scene. Trump’s son-in-law no doubt has his reserve of potential campaign supporters as owner of Kushner Properties and the New York Observer.
Herzka, who started his direct-to-consumer online neckwear line David Fin earlier this year, showed his own moxie by having a word with The Donald and giving him a tie in what he thought would be the candidate’s favorite colors — red, white and blue. Herzka told Trump about the Battery Park-based start-up that makes all of its ties in the U.S. and donates $ 5 of each $ 85 sale to Hiring Our Heroes, a nonprofit that helps veterans find
Samsung has repeatedly told you that “The Next Big Thing” is already here and the prestigious company is set to release the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 on August 21 to live together in technological matrimony.
Last night (August 18), West Hollywood was transformed into a star-studded celebration for plenty of Samsung ambassadors ahead of the new product rollout.
DJ M.O.S. warmed up the crowd with Hip-Hop freshness from new and old as Chrissy Teigen (fresh off her viral ad), Jamie Foxx, Tyrese, Russell Simmons, Wesley Snipes, Demi Levato, apl.de.ap and Aldis Hodge (coming Straight Outta Compton), among others enjoyed an open bar and the atmosphere.
Elsewhere, technical newlyweds Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade treated their Los Angeles rendezvous like a date night and planned an one-year anniversary vacation.
Midway through the night, A$ AP Rocky–alongside A$ AP Twelvy–took the center stage for a surprise performance and ran through three albums worth of material with hits like “M’s”, “Wassup”, “Goldie”, “Electric Body” and “Everyday.” Seeing that power of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ was at his disposal, he allowed fans to use the phone to choose his swan song. Of course they chose his “favorite” track, “F**king Problems.”
Check out the sights and scenes from the actual “Next Big Thing” party down below. For more information on the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5, visit their official website.
Donald Trump is now persona non grata at a big Republican event tonight, for his comments about Megyn Kelly. Erick Erickson, who organized the RedState Gathering, says, “I just don’t want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his…
I have often said that training your kid for the Olympics is a form of child abuse because it is such a waste of time and talent. Especially if you don’t win. Training for the Olympics is a good example of not following the odds.
But apparently things CAN get worse, at least for the athletes that will be swimming in the rivers in Rio that are equal parts poop and water.
If your firewall is blocking the image, see it on Twitter here.
I have this image of the TV network that covers the Olympics going to commercial break, everyone in Rio uses the bathroom, and the simultaneous flushing causes a river wave that sweeps the competitors out to the ocean.
I want this camera mounted on the bottom of a drone. And I want to watch the video it produces in a round room that is surrounded by those new curved TVs, as if I am sitting in a cockpit of a moving aircraft. That way I can take a tour all around Paris, for example, steering as I please.
That’s how I want to travel.
In the long run, that’s also how I want to learn. I want to be immersed in a topic via CGI and video. I want to be on the battlefield with Napolean. I want to watch evolution in fast-forward as if viewed from a time machine. I want to learn math by being inside it. In other words, I want an immersive learning room along with lots of content.
(AllHipHop News) Maybach Music Group artist Wale will join First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House this week for the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit. The Reach Higher initiative event will host more than 130 college-bound students from across the country in Washington, D.C.
Wale will perform for the students from urban, rural, foster, homeless and special-needs backgrounds who have overcome obstacles to make it to college. “The Matrimony” rapper is also set to take part in a panel moderated by E! News co-host Terrence Jenkins which will feature the FLOTUS, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and 1vyG co-founder Manuel Contreras.
“I’m beyond honored & grateful to be involved in the First Lady’s ‘Reach Higher’ initiative and to have the opportunity to sit down with her, as well as perform for the kids of D.C. I believe that the youth are the first step in creating a better country, so to be involved in a program that aims to enrich their lives is truly the greatest reward,” says Wale. “Having grown up in Washington, D.C., being invited to the White House by the First Lady is a dream come true. Thank you to Mrs. Obama and her entire staff for this opportunity.”
The 2015 Beating the Odds Summit is scheduled for Thursday, July 23. In addition, students will participate in workshops and panels led by the U.S. Department of Education, Google’s Jaime Casap, and other leaders in K-12 and post-secondary education.
As details from the Chattanooga reserve center shooting in Tennesseecontinue to develop, authorities say the event has come to a violent end. The shooting took place at a Navy Reserve center and a military recruiting center in two separate instances, and the investigation to discover why the shooter opened fired is underway.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is set to address residents of the city regarding what is known about the unnamed Chattanooga shooter according to CNN, NBC News, and ABC News. The shooting was said to have taken place just before 11:00 a.m. local time, although much of this is still speculative.
Around 1:15 p.m. local time, the gunman was taken down, thus putting an end to the harrowing situation although there were some injuries. Reports say that at least two marines and one police officer are among the shooting victims after the gunman fired an unofficial 25-30 rounds at the two facilities.
At least three people — two Marines and one police officer — were injured in a shooting today in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to law enforcement officials.
The shooter has not been identified but is believed to be dead after being neutralized and it is no longer an active shooter situation, sources told ABC News.
There were two scenes of the shooting — one at a Naval Operation Support Center and an Armed Forces Recruiting Center that houses an Army and Marine recruiting office — though all of the injuries are believed to have occurred at the Naval Operation Support Center, according to federal officials.
There are rumors that some Marines working at the Navy reserve center may have been killed, but we caution that these are largely unconfirmed reports.
We will update this post with new information as soon as we can.
The organizers of an Oklahoma biathlon have sparked the ire of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community come after using a rainbow flag as a shooting target in a Facebook post promoting their event.
Organizers of the July 18 event, which combines running and shooting, told Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson that the post was intended as a joke rather than an offense to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and that the colorful print had been selected because participants had complained about not being able to see the targets clearly.
Stevenson, who says he reached out to members of the group, nonetheless described the image as something that had been created by “people [who didn’t understand] social media or how bad their joke was” in an interview with the news station.
But that hasn’t stopped local advocates from condemning the image.
“Since it said, ‘Our new target,’ and it had guns…I took it as a threat,” one told the news station. Added another: “I think for many gay men and women in the state of Oklahoma, we feel as if we walk around as targets.”
Meanwhile, Oklahoma Run ‘n’ Gun officials poked fun at the backlash in a subsequent Facebook post.
Milan’s Via Montenapoleone is hosting its first event dedicated to food.
Associazione Montenapoleone, which collects the companies operating stores on the luxury fashion street, is launching “Gusto al Quadrato,” a new initiative developed in collaboration with “Le Soste,” the association reuniting some of the most important Italian chefs.
On July 16, a range of luxury fashion and accessories brands will host some of those chefs, who will prepare special finger food inspired by the label’s aesthetic.
Among the companies taking part in the project, Larusmiani teamed with Gualtiero Marchesi, the father of contemporary Italian cuisine, while Santoni and Moncler will serve the culinary creations prepared by Claudio Sadler and “The King of Chocolate” Ernst Knam, respectively.
Its name: EVENT HORIZON. The high-tech, pioneering research spacecraft mysteriously vanished, without a trace, on its maiden voyage seven years earlier. But a weak, persistent signal form the long-missing craft prompts a rescue team, headed by the intrepid Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne, THE MATRIX and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III), to wing its way through the galaxy on a bold rescue mission. Accompanying Miller is his elite crew and the lost ship’s designer (Sam Neill, JURASSIC PARK); their mission is to find and salvage the state-of-the-art interstellar horror. Kathleen Quinlan (APOLLO 13) and Joely Richardson (TV’s NIP/TUCK) also star in this gripping sci-fi thriller.
IN YOUR SHOES: Exceptionally, Virginie Mouzat was not in heels Thursday night in Paris, despite the occasion: A party she and Colette hosted for New York shoe designer Paul Andrew.
“Much too hot,” she said, motioning to her K. Jacques Saint-Tropez sandals as guests fanned themselves furiously and sipped iced juices in the steamy boutique. Yet the Vanity Fair France fashion and lifestyle features editor-in-chief could not have a higher opinion of Andrew: “For me, he’s the new Manolo Blahnik.”
Colette showcased his Chinoiserie-tinged spring collection, and an exclusive version of his Zenadia pump. “We’ve dyed it exclusively in Vanity Fair red,” Andrew said. Trays of cookies circulated in the exact shape and color of the shoes.
Later, a small group including Colette’s Sarah Andelman, painter James Brown, stylist Catherine Baba and show producer Alexandre de Betak repaired to hipster eatery Heimat for dinner in a vaulted stone room.
Mouzat tapped her glass and made a short speech, praising Andrew’s comfortable, sexy and collectible styles. Baba couldn’t contain her enthusiasm any longer, exclaiming to the room: “Size 38!”
Caitlyn Jenner let her hair down during NYC’s Pride event Sunday at the Dream Hotel … moments after the annual Gay Pride Parade wrapped. Caitlyn arrived with a few friends and cameras in tow, apparently for her reality show, “I Am Cait.” She…
NEXT STOP BAHRAIN: Like many designers, Maggie Norris logs her share of air miles and this week called for one of her longer journeys — a trip to Bahrain for Visionaries’ “Success Stories.”
Held on June 1, the NGO-backed event is geared toward promoting the role of youth in society and Bahrain’s economic development.
Reached by phone in the small island country near the western shores of the Persian Gulf Tuesday, Norris said the youth-powered crowd had plenty of questions for her and her fellow speakers — architect Carlos Zapata and artist Benjamin Shine. There was a lot of conversation about their respective early days, and the intersection of art, fashion and design. “They wanted to know how to get started and what my idea of success is. They were so happy and so enthralled,” Norris said. “It was such an interesting mix of people. And they understand that in this age of Facebook and Instagram, we can all change the world in or own small way.”
A Louisiana native, Norris first came to New York to attend The New School’s Parsons School of Design and the Arts Students League. After picking up her diploma, she worked at Ralph Lauren rising in the
Cirque Du Soleil owes a lot to water: one of their sexiest and most successful shows is the Las Vegas extravaganza O which makes excellent use of H20. Now they’re going to return the favor by sharing water with the world. The troupe’s founder Guy Laliberté founded One Drop, an organization dedicated to bringing access to safe water to everyone in the world, along with raising awareness for the dramatic difference water can make in people’s lives.
Think about how easy it is for you to go online, read about this show, buy a ticket with your credit card and then go see it in a modern, air-conditioned movie theater on June 10. Every step of the way, you’re literally surrounded by faucets and taps and fountains and bottles of water, water everywhere and you never give it a thought.
Forget movies and special events like One Night For One Drop. Some 750 million people in the world — one out of every nine people on the planet — can’t even imagine having safe water on tap at their beck and call. Some 2.5 billion people lack improved sanitation that’s linked to safe water. So enjoy this sneak peek at Cirque Du Soleil’s spectacle and think about helping people who would be just as amazed to see the running water in your home.
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INDEPENDENT SPIRIT: Frockadvisor, an app that is launching in the U.K. to connect shoppers to independent boutiques, is staging a Fashion Independents’ Day in London Thursday, to promote the city’s niche boutiques.
The event will see London bloggers, television presenters and journalists drive around London, with the aim of visiting as many independent boutiques as possible, and taking a selfie when they’re there. Of the eight personalities taking part — among them bloggers Susanna Lau of Style Bubble and Danielle Peazer of Idle Lane and television presenters Zoe Hardman and Vogue Williams — the person who trends the highest on social media channels over the day, using the hashtag #FIDAY, will be named the winner. As for customers, they will be able to find out which local retailers are taking part in the event by downloading Frockadvisor’s app.
Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the British Fashion Council, which is supporting the event, noted that independent retailers are often the “launch pads” for British design talent. “The support of campaigns likes Frockadvisor’s Fashion Independents’ Day shine the spotlight on the importance of the independent retail sector by driving awareness and sales for the businesses at the heart of its success,” she said.
Calvin Klein Jeans will host a music event in Hong Kong on June 11 with Justin Bieber.
The event will feature several musical performances, which have yet to be revealed. Bieber appears with Dutch model Lara Stone in the global spring 2015 Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear ad campaigns.
The event will be held at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, a repurposed industrial cargo hall with views of the Hong Kong skyline, located in Victoria Harbour overlooking Kowloon Bay.
The event’s imagery and content will be posted on calvinklein.com, as well as the brand’s global social media channels, where there will be behind-the-scenes access leading up to and during the event using the hashtag #calvinkleinlive.
Calvin Klein Jeans has hosted numerous music events in cities throughout the world including São Paulo, Beijing, London, Berlin, Paris and Mexico City. This is the first time the brand has held a music event of this scale in Hong Kong. Among the musical acts the brand has hosted are Pharrell Williams, Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea.
Bieber was recently ranked by Twitter as the number-one most tweeted about musical artist of 2014. He has released four number-one albums and appeared in two films, “Never Say Never” and
Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has announced a signing event in London to commemorate the release of his latest solo album The Desired Effect. Flowers will be appearing at HMV’s 363 Oxford Street store at 1:30 p.m. on May 22. Wristbands are currently available at the store when fans buy a copy of the album, limited to 300 on a first-come-first-served basis. RTT – Music Webcam Performers Wanted – Earn $ 100,000 per year!
WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall was physically escorted out of a wrestling event in NJ this weekend … after promoters say the recovering substance abuser was way too hammered to do his job. Hall has battled drug…
Can you spot the male model in this pic? Trick question … they’re two! MLB legend Roger Clemens threw on his finest aqua bow tie and hit the runway at Theresa Roemer’s Fashion Woodlands in Houston last week. The Rocket — along…
Trinidad James is riding his independent wave from the surfs kicked up on No One is $ afe. Recently, the gold-plated rapper brought a successful culture clash of his Atlanta sensibilities with the vibrant climate of Oakland by hosting a Nic Nac Event Planning art gallery.
Oakland Hot Plate was the headquarters for the exquisite event that brought together many of the top creative artists from all over the Bay Area on March 6.
“We just wanted to bring a good vibe out her to Oakland,” James said to the packed house. “A lot of peace of light.”
Afterwards James posed for pictures and saluted all the artists for the work.
Peep the behind-the-scenes, Keoni Mars and Meez-produced video below.
It may be 2014 in the real world, but it’s “1989” in Ellen’s room when one of her favorite guests, TAYLOR SWIFT, comes by to celebrate her new album! There will be music. There will be dancing. There will be fans, friends and games! Most importantly,… RSS : The Ellen Degeneres Show
This year’s Project Ethos “Toys For Tots” Fashion Show Charity Event got an extra dose of holiday cheer thanks to the presence of Hip-Hop leading ladies, Daphne Joy and Miss Shantel Jackson. Joy who has a child with 50 Cent and Jackson, who currently dates Nelly, showed that viral vixens can still keep it classy in evening gowns while eliciting a thirst dryer than one you get after an overnight stay in the Sahara.
The event, held at The Argyle in Hollywood, collected more than 300 toys thanks according to Project Ethos and was highlighted by the multifaceted designs of Willfredo Gerardo on the runway.
But if you’re reading this, we know what you can for. So check out Miss Joy and Miss Jackson in the slideshow below and see if you can justify just picking one.
TOKYO (AP) — Two members of the all-female Japanese pop group AKB48 and one staffer have been injured by a saw-wielding man at a fan event.
Japanese media reports and a statement on the group’s official blog say that 18-year-old Anna Iriyama and 19-year-old Rina Kawaei were cut on their hands and head. A male staff member also was cut on the hand. They were taken to a hospital late Sunday afternoon for treatment.
Police arrested the attacker, a 24-year-old unemployed man.
The incident happened in Takizawa city in northeastern Japan.
AKB48 is a wildly popular song and dance troupe that has spawned affiliates across the country and in Indonesia, China and Taiwan. It has a rotating cast of more than 90 young women known in Japan as “idols.” Entertainment – The Huffington Post
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