Mandy Moore Spills Details On Her Sweet & Surprising Past With Meghan Markle (Exclusive)

Mandy Moore has a royal connection! The “This Is Us” star and Garnier brand ambassador sits exclusively with Access, where she gets surprised with a 2006 throwback photo of herself with now-Duchess Meghan Markle. Find out how the two know each other! Plus, Mandy shares about her inspiring holiday partnership with UNICEF and how her wedding details with fiancé Taylor Goldsmith are coming along.


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‘This Is Us’: Mandy Moore Teases Big Revelations Ahead About Jack In Vietnam & More (Exclusive)

“This Is Us” star and Garnier brand ambassador Mandy Moore sits exclusively with Access and teases what’s ahead for her hit drama. With Jack’s experience in Vietnam being slowly uncovered, will Rebecca be able to help Kevin in his quest for more information? What about the woman with the necklace in Jack’s photo? Plus, Mandy shares why she loves being considered a signature brunette! “This Is Us” airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.


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Kate Beckinsale & Comedian Jack Whitehall Have Been Dating For Several Months: ‘They’re Really Happy’ (Exclusive)

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EXCLUSIVE: GCDS Debuts Beauty Range

MILAN — Italian streetwear brand GCDS is entering the beauty arena.
The company will unveil its GCDS Beauty line on its online store on Nov. 1, followed by the launch during the ComplexCon fair in Long Beach, Calif., this weekend.
Manufactured by Italian color cosmetics supplier Intercos, the first drop of cruelty-free products includes four lipsticks targeting a young and playful audience and retailing approximately at 22 euros each.
“These products are for me the purse essentials,” said designer Giuliano Calza, who founded the label in 2015 with his brother Giordano. Calza underscored he focused on developing a functional and interesting offering. “[My goal] is not to compete with the major beauty companies, I just wanted to deliver fun products to gift my people.”
This is reflected by the bold names and the ironic catch phrases related to each product, including the Hype transparent lip balm; the Blinghoe plumping lipstick with a sparkling pink finishing; the Marijuana 4:20 ph reagent green option turning into a natural cherry blush tint once applied on the lips and the Velvet D.I.C.K. red matte lipstick.

The Marijuana 4:20 lipstick. 
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The colorful bullets are included in an essential, black tube with the brand’s logo standing out in white, while the

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Exclusive: Coach to Show Pre-Fall in Shanghai

Coach is taking its pre-fall show on the road — all the way to China for the first time.
The brand today will reveal that it will hold a runway show — titled “Coach Lights Up Shanghai” — and after party on The Bund, the city’s popular waterfront.
The event will be held on Dec. 8 and is intended to commemorate the brand’s 15th anniversary in China.
The collection will feature specially designed accessories, ready-to-wear and sneakers created by Coach creative director Stuart Vevers in collaboration with important Chinese cultural figures.
“We selected Shanghai as the venue for our first dual-gender runway show outside of New York City in recognition of the important relationship with have with Chinese consumers,” said Joshua Schulman, chief executive officer and president of Coach. “As we celebrate 15 years in the market, we look forward to building an even closer connection between Coach and our fans in China.”
Vevers said staging the pre-fall show in Shanghai “is a big moment for Coach and for me personally. Shanghai is one of the most vibrant, youthful and contemporary cities I have ever visited. It has a distinct energy that is inspiring and exciting — just like New York. I’m most looking forward to taking the spirit of the new Coach and the attitude and energy of New York to

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EXCLUSIVE: Diane von Furstenberg Designs Minnie Mouse’s Wrap Dress for TV Special

Who wouldn’t doubt that Diane von Furstenberg and Minnie Mouse would become fast friends?
For the prime-time ABC special Nov. 4 in celebration of Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s 90th anniversary, von Furstenberg has designed a wrap dress for Minnie Mouse.
“They asked me if I’d like to do a dress for her 90th birthday, and I said ‘OK,’” said von Furstenberg. “Obviously she’s an icon and she had to have a wrap dress. I made a wrap that had lots of different cutouts so we could play with her dots and the colors of the dot and a lot of godets.”
Minnie Mouse’s dress was created by using a 100 percent silk faille fabric in white and black and hand-embroidering sequins to create the mix of polka-dot designs. The dress was sewn by hand in New York, taking 15 people nearly 35 hours to complete.
Long considered a fashion icon, Minnie has been a muse for designers, inspiring new collections and appearing in magazines and runway shows all over the world. Her classic polka-dot ensemble has been continually reimagined by the industry through the decades. Minnie Mouse, who has a reputation for being cute, playful and flirtatious, has often been portrayed as a dancer

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EXCLUSIVE: Givenchy to Return to Paris Men’s Wear Calendar in January

DIFFERENT STROKES: At least one major brand is battling the tide of coed shows.
After switching to joint women’s and men’s displays following the arrival of Clare Waight Keller as artistic director in 2017, Givenchy has decided to switch back to the men’s wear fashion calendar for the fall 2019 season, WWD has learned.
The French fashion house will stage a presentation on Jan. 16 during Paris Men’s Fashion Week, before returning to the runway in June, it said in a statement.
Waight Keller, whose coed spring collection was inspired by the gender-fluid style of Swiss writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach, will continue to show women and men side by side in her ready-to-wear and haute couture shows, the brand said. Her campaigns for the house have portrayed both genders in mirror-image pairs.
“Granting men’s wear a dedicated platform starting from January reflects the house’s support of Clare Waight Keller’s vision for the brand,” Givenchy said.
The move comes at a time when a growing number of brands are opting to present women’s and men’s wear at the same time. Celine and Maison Margiela staged their first coed shows this season, while brands including Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann and Sonia Rykiel featured models of both sexes

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EXCLUSIVE: Billie Eilish Signs With Next Models

Billie Eilish, the 16-year-old rising singer who has gained 5 million Instagram followers in 2018 alone, has signed with Next Models for fashion and beauty endorsements.
Eilish, a California native, released her debut EP “Don’t Look at Me” in August 2017 and soon after was named one of Apple Music’s “Up Next” artists. She has sold out four world tours, and a debut album is expected sometime this year. She has taken naturally to the fashion world already, sitting front row at Calvin Klein this past September and performing at a party for Chanel last fall.
“I’m very excited to join the team at Next, and getting to work together on fashion and style, which I am very passionate about,” Eilish says of the signing.
“Billie Eilish breaks boundaries in all that she does,” says Faith Kates, founder of Next Models. “She is amongst the most influential musicians of her generation and we are proud to announce that she has signed to Next Management for fashion and beauty endorsements. The future is bright for Billie and we look forward to working together.”

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‘The Voice’ Sneak Peek: Team JHud’s Tyshawn Colquitt & Zaxai Duke It Out To ‘Love Lies’ (EXCLUSIVE)

In a sneak peek at Monday’s episode exclusive to Access, two of Team Jennifer’s artists – Tyshawn Colquitt and Zaxai – present their Oscar-winning coach with one of her toughest decisions yet.


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EXCLUSIVE: Tommy Hilfiger Shakes Things Up With Zendaya

Tommy Hilfiger is shaking it up.
Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., has tapped 22-year-old actress Zendaya, who recently starred in “Spiderman: Homecoming,” and “The Greatest Showman,” to be the new global women’s ambassador. She will be featured in the brand’s global integrated campaign beginning in spring 2019.
Furthering the designer’s commitment to expand its women’s businesses, Zendaya will collaborate with Hilfiger to create a Tommy x Zendaya capsule collection. The capsule will launch as a see-now-buy-now collection in February, at a location to be determined. The collaboration is for one season, with options to continue.
Hilfiger previously collaborated with Gigi Hadid on four capsule collections that were shown in New York (“Tommy Pier”), Los Angeles (“Tommyland”), London (“RockCircus”) and Milan (“Drive”). Using the see-now-buy-now format, the collaborations were highly successful for the firm and generated huge spikes in traffic and billions of social media impressions.
The partnership with Zendaya reflects Hilfiger’s continued vision to collaborate with those who share the brand’s spirit and values of breaking conventions and celebrating diversity.
“I love to collaborate with people who are passionate about making their dreams a reality and who inspire the next generation to do the same,” said Hilfiger, founder and principal designer of the

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EXCLUSIVE: Thylane Blondeau Readies Fashion Line

FASHION FOCUS: Thylane Blondeau couldn’t find that perfect sweatshirt, so she decided to design her own. And that led to the 17-year-old French model and actress — a L’Oréal Paris brand ambassador — to conceive a full urban clothing line under the brand Heaven May (after her middle name), WWD has learned.
Blondeau’s followers — she has 2.4 million on Instagram alone — will be able to rock the look sold on her own site, heavenmay.com, starting Oct. 11.
“I have a lot of fans, and they’re always like: ‘Where did you buy this? Where did you find this?’” she said. “And I was like, everything they like I am going to do it for them and for me.
“I wanted to do my own brand, my own thing,” she continued. “I love clothes.”
Her first sweatshirt was black, with her label’s logo on the back. “Then I did pants, and after had to do socks and shoes — everything,” explained Blondeau.
Comfort was key. One sweatshirt has a hood that can be zipped up over the wearer’s head. “So I can hide my face — you know, when you are sleeping on the plane,” said Blondeau, who has been working with Paris-based designers, sending

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EXCLUSIVE: Kaia Gerber Named YSL Beauté Makeup Ambassador

PICTURE PERFECT: Kaia Gerber has been named the new YSL Beauté makeup ambassador, WWD has learned.
“To be the new face of YSL Beauté is an opportunity to write a new story full of fun, color and makeup,” the model said. “I love the DNA of a brand that is so subversive, while being so luxurious and cool.”
“Kaia is a blossoming talent with a unique sense of style and a stunning beauty,” said Stephan Bezy, international general manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté at L’Oréal. “The perfect embodiment of her generation’s desire for authenticity and edginess, as a muse and ambassador she will convey those values, which entirely resonate with what YSL Beauté stands for.”
The 17-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford is a model-of-the-moment. She’s graced covers of magazines such as Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, Love and Pop. Gerber made her debut runway season in fall 2017, which was followed by a slew of other catwalk appearances.
She boasts 3.8 million followers on Instagram.
“I think these days, everything you do has to be measured with a degree of responsibility,” Gerber said. “If there are people who view me as a role model, I really hope to be able to create positive images and

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EXCLUSIVE: LVMH Taps Designer to Revive Jean Patou

PARIS — LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is applying its formidable finances and management might to revive the dormant Jean Patou fashion house, WWD has learned.
Sidney Toledano, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Fashion Group, is spearheading the project and has already selected and signed on a designer to lead it: Guillaume Henry.
Last March, Henry exited Nina Ricci and he is said to be passionate about the legacy of Patou, a French designer who brought modernity and buzz to fashion in the Twenties — and innovated in business with fragrances, logos and sport clothes.
LVMH is now in the throes of building teams around Henry with a view to launching the first collection of ready-to-wear and accessories in the second half of 2019.
It is understood the group views Patou as something of a niche, rarified name — and not its next megabrand. Consequently, LVMH will likely start with a single boutique, most likely in Paris, along with e-commerce and select wholesale partners.
The relaunch suggests the world’s largest luxury group is anticipating an easing of the streetwear craze, and a swing of the fashion pendulum back to sophisticated chic.

Afternoon Dress in Crepe De Chine by Jean Patou, 1926. 
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Exclusive: “Crazy Rich Asians” Director Jon M. Chu’s iPhone XS Movie, “Somewhere”

Jon M. Chu, director of Crazy Rich Asians, made this short film exclusively for WIRED using the new Apple iPhone XS Max. Chu shot and edited the film himself, shooting handheld in available light and using only the native camera app and default stabilizer, without any additional crew or equipment.

“Somewhere”
Shot on the iPhone XS Max
No filters, no color correction.

Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Jon M. Chu
Starring: Luigi Rosado

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EXCLUSIVE: Johanna Senyk Presents Françoise

PARIS — Meet Françoise, the new act of Johanna Senyk, who has decided to put Wanda Nylon on hold following her recent separation from partner Guillaume Befve, the brand’s cofounder.
For her new venture, Senyk has partnered with the Mantova, Italy-based manufacturer Castor Srl to develop, produce and distribute the women’s collection. The bags are licensed to Italy’s Siloe, which produces leather goods for a number of leading luxury brands.
“When I met the all-woman team behind Castor, we hit it off immediately,” Senyk told WWD. The designer, who scooped the main ANDAM prize in 2016 with Wanda Nylon, also read the fact that Castor had produced Martin Margiela’s collections around the time he won the ANDAM award in 1989 as “a sign.”

Johanna Senyk 
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Senyk said the aim was to combine old school Italian know-how with French taste. For the new brand, she dreamt up an imaginary character, based on the idea of an ultrasophisticated French woman who is more into creating her own look than following trends.
“She’s not too young, she’s a working girl who buys her clothes with the money she owns, she drives, she’s free. She is extremely feminine — she would never wear a fanny pack, even if

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EXCLUSIVE: Dior to Stage First Men’s Pre-Fall Runway Show in Tokyo

PARIS — In the latest sign that Dior is beefing up its men’s business, the French fashion house plans to stage its first men’s pre-fall runway show with a collection designed by Kim Jones scheduled to bow in Tokyo on Nov. 30, WWD has learned exclusively.
The choice of location reflects not just the brand’s long-term relationship with the country, but also the British designer’s fondness for Japan and the strategic importance of the Asian market.
The show will coincide with a Dior men’s pop-up at department store Isetan in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, set to open on Nov. 28 for two weeks, that will carry the first collection designed by Jones. The capsule line for summer 2019 will simultaneously go on sale at the Dior flagship in Ginza ahead of its global launch on Dec. 1.
Jones told WWD in July the capsule would include denim pieces embroidered with Dior’s signature bee, as reimagined by U.S. artist Kaws, whose real name is Brian Donnelly, who also designed a monumental floral sculpture for the designer’s debut Dior show in Paris in July.
The spring collection featured new accessories, including a men’s version of the Saddle bag; belts with a stylized CD buckle created by Matthew

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Mytheresa.com Taps Tod’s for Its Latest Exclusive

SOFT-SHOE: Mytheresa.com is teaming with Tod’s as part of a strategy to offer its clients one-off products from some of its best-selling labels. The latest partnership is called “Tods 80km/h,” and the footwear label has re-created its Gommino loafers as well as a pair of shearling-lined moccasins and minimal sneakers in plush velvet fabrics in a range of jewel tones, from emerald green to burgundy to a deep navy blue.
Tiffany Hsu, fashion buying director of the site, said Tod’s is one of its best-selling brands and resonates particularly well in Asia and Europe. The site, which has in the past worked with Prada, Miu Miu, Chloé and Off-White, was looking to offer customers a twist on the classic styles.

Mytheresa.com x Tod’s 
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“We wanted to offer our customers something traditional that was also refreshed and contemporary, so the velvet was such a natural fit. We’ve seen this fabric become a mainstay for footwear, so to offer it in four exclusive colorways was a new spin on the usual suede that we’ve seen from Tod’s,” she added. “The sneaker was a fun addition to the mix — as one of our best-selling styles in footwear, it was important to offer this amongst

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EXCLUSIVE: Giorgio Armani Names Five Beauty Ambassadors

READY FOR THEIR CLOSE-UP: Giorgio Armani has not one, but five, new beauty ambassadors.
The Italian brand has tapped Chinese actress Elaine Zhong alongside models Barbara Palvin, Sara Sampaio, Madisin Rian and Greta Ferro to star in a series of new campaigns shot by David Sims kicking off this month.
They joined Cate Blanchett, who earlier this year was named the brand’s first global beauty ambassador, last weekend on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival, which counts Giorgio Armani as its official beauty sponsor.
Zhong is best known for her role in the Chinese historical drama “Young,” while Palvin and Sampaio have both represented Armani fragrances as the faces of Acqua di Gioia and Sì Passione, respectively.
Rian has appeared in the campaign for Armani’s Neo Nude cosmetics range, while Ferro starred in “Una Giacca” (“A Jacket”), a short film produced during the first edition of the Armani/Laboratorio, a free training course in the field of cinema.
Blanchett has been the face of the Sì fragrance since its launch in 2013 and now fronts makeup and skin care as well. The Australian actress attended the premiere of “A Star is Born” in Venice wearing a black velvet Giorgio Armani Privé gown with a

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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Teams With Puma for Capsule Range

IT TAKES TWO: It’s a busy season for the Karl Lagerfeld brand, which is gearing up for the worldwide launch on Oct. 19 of a men’s and women’s capsule with Puma. It caps the sports brand’s Suede 50 program of collaborations marking the 50th anniversary of its original Suede sneaker. While originally focused on the shoe, the project grew into a 13-piece capsule fusing the brands’ respective codes.
Items include a women’s cropped T-shirt and jumpsuit based on Puma’s archive T7 tracksuit with 7-mm. stripes. Men’s pieces include a slim-fit hoodie with matching sweatpants and logo T-shirts. A backpack, shoulder bag and baseball cap sport custom Karl Lagerfeld x Puma branding, with prices for the capsule ranging from 40 euros to 175 euros.
The line includes two unisex Suede sneakers inspired by Lagerfeld’s personal style: a tuxedo jacket, high white collar, tie and sunglasses — reinterpreted through graphics, say, or in playful details like removable sunglasses.
The collection will be available for pre-sale at karl.com and puma.com from Oct. 18, rolling out to Karl Lagerfeld and Puma stores as well as selected retailers worldwide the next day.
Other brands and personalities to have collaborated on Puma’s Suede 50 program across 2017 and 2018 include Ferrari, Michael

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EXCLUSIVE: Cartier to Unveil Precious Garage Concept at New York Fashion Week

Cartier will unveil its Precious Garage concept during New York Fashion Week, an installation done for the French jeweler by New York-based artist Desi Santiago.
The installation will usher in new iterations of the brand’s Juste un Clou and Écrou de Cartier collections, beginning with a party on Sept. 6 at Cartier’s Fifth Avenue mansion hosted by Mercedes Abramo, president and chief executive officer of Cartier North America, and Bernadette Hitt, director of the Cartier mansion.
Santiago has made a name for himself bridging art and fashion, staging performance and installation-based exhibitions at New York’s MoMa PS-1 and Art Basel Miami. He previously collaborated with the iconic French jeweler on a project at Salone del Mobile in Milan last year.
The Juste un Clou was created in the Seventies by Cartier designer Aldo Cipullo in New York. Using his concept of hardware as jewelry, Cipullo first created the Love Bracelet, and later the Juste un Clou, which reconceptualizes a nail as a piece of jewelry. In 2017, the brand reimagined Cipullo’s hardware concept with the Ecrou de Cartier, which interprets the head of a nut and screw as a bracelet and ring.

The Juste un Clou and Écrou de Cartier 
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“Cartier expands the offering to

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EXCLUSIVE: Jordyn Woods Unveils Fashion Label, Secndnture

Jordyn Woods: activewear designer.
Woods, a Wilhelmina model and influencer, is launching a fashion label called Secndnture, pronounced second nature. The debut line is a size-inclusive, 24-piece collection of activewear made in partnership with apparel manufacturing company Instaco.
“I always wanted to start my own business,” Woods said over the phone from Los Angeles. “I chose the name Secndnture because everything in life that comes natural to you is second nature. I thought it would be perfect for activewear because your activewear should feel like a second skin.”
Secndnture’s debut collection spans sports bras, bodysuits, biker shorts, high-waisted leggings, tops and jackets. Sizes go from XS to 2X with prices ranging from $ 45 to $ 79. The line, manufactured in China in a WRAP-certified factory, will launch on Aug. 30 as a digital first brand with pop-ups to come. Future releases will be limited edition and will take place every couple of months.
Woods, 20, has previously collaborated with BooHoo and Addition Elle on apparel, as well as with Barney’s on a shoe line. She is known for her close friendship with Kylie Jenner, with whom she currently lives, and has appeared in Jenner’s reality TV series “Life of Kylie,” as well as “Keeping Up With the

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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Unveils Kaia Gerber Capsule

PARIS — The Karl Lagerfeld brand has lifted the curtain on rising model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber’s first big design project — a capsule set to launch on Aug. 30.
Marking the company’s largest collaborative project to date, the sporty mix-and-match line, dubbed Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia, will be released exclusively on Karl.com and with a yet-to-be-announced e-commerce player for a period of two weeks before rolling out to a network of premium retailers internationally. The launch will be accompanied by a series of events in Los Angeles, New York and Paris this fall.
Encompassing ready-to-wear, accessories, footwear, sunglasses and jewelry, the day-to-night capsule carries a Paris-to-L.A. story line, with Gerber — Cindy Crawford’s 16-year-old daughter and doppelgänger — injecting a contemporary Malibu-cool vibe into the looks.
Items include a wetsuit-inspired bodysuit emblazoned with the Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia logo; logo hoodies and biker jackets, and a double-breasted tuxedo jacket worn as a dress and paired with thigh-high socks and a cap to give an American teenager vibe à la Britney Spears.

A look from the Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia capsule. 
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All the Lagerfeld signature black is balanced with touches of soft pink, including a look pairing a chunky sweater with a leather miniskirt. Accessories include monogram chokers,

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EXCLUSIVE: Beltology Unveils Collaboration With André Saraiva

Start-up accessory brand Beltology is taking things up a notch as they launch their first collaboration with graffiti artist and sometimes restaurateur and nightlife impresario, André Saraiva. The limited-edition collection, Beltology x André, launches exclusively in Barneys New York’s retail locations and online June 2 during the retailer’s thedropLA@barneys events.
Beltology founders Andrew Heffernan and Anna Lundberg were local fans of Saraiva’s now shuttered Café Henri in New York when they approached him with the idea.
“We were looking to collaborate, but we thought he might be too big for our brand. But when we started telling him our brand’s story and talking we could see that he represents so many things we want our brand to represent: colorful, fun and carefree, plus he is so incredibly charming,” Heffernan explained.
The result is a limited-edition capsule collection of five new colorways of Beltology’s signature stretch woven belts, each belt has a pin with custom artwork by Saraiva and features a leather-wrapped buckle and foil stamp of his graffiti artist alter-ego “Mr. A.”

André Saraiva 
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“I found my perfect belt many years ago in Paris and I always wanted to design my own in that style. My girlfriends always used to steal mine,” Saraiva lamented. He noted

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EXCLUSIVE: Biotherm Taps Emily DiDonato as Brand Ambassador

FRESH FACE: Biotherm has tapped Emily DiDonato as a new ambassador.
The IMG model, who is the former face of Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia fragrance and has appeared several times in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition, will feature in advertisements for skin care based on Biotherm’s patented Life Plankton ingredient.
She will join Candice Swanepoel and Christy Turlington-Burns, with whom she has previously appeared in commercials for Maybelline, at the L’Oréal-owned brand.
DiDonato, who has 1.1 million followers on Instagram, is a certified yoga instructor and nutritionist, according to her IMG profile, which added that she recently returned to studying at Columbia University, where she is earning higher degrees in psychology and sociology.
“I’ve always loved the naturality of Biotherm products,” DiDonato said in a statement. “Right now, as I‘m putting my skin through the added stress of organizing my summer wedding, Biotherm couldn’t have called at a better time,” added the model, who is engaged to Kyle Peterson, a director at a private equity firm.
“Smart, she’s not only an influential opinion-shaper in the field of skin care, but also in healthy living. With her engagement with her community, she’s an absolutely natural choice for Biotherm,” said Biotherm general manager David Fridlevski.
DiDonato’s first campaign

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EXCLUSIVE: Cate Blanchett Broadens Role at Giorgio Armani Beauty

 
NEW ROLE: Cate Blanchett’s role at Giorgio Armani Beauty has been expanded, and she’s been named the brand’s first global beauty ambassador. The Academy Award-winning actress, who has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories — including also makeup and skin care.
Giorgio Armani described Blanchett as the brand’s quintessential woman. “Luminous and sophisticated, her natural elegance and distinguished beauty are striking,” said the designer in a statement. “I am pleased to deepen our longstanding relationship.”
The actress has many movies set for 2018, including “Ocean’s 8,” “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” and “Mowgli.” She served as the president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Armani’s beauty business is licensed to L’Oréal.

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Bachelor Nation’s Ashley Iaconetti & Kevin Wendt Split: ‘We Aren’t Each Other’s Perfect, Lifelong Match’ (Exclusive)

“The Bachelor Winter Games” stars Ashley Iaconetti and Kevin Wendt have called it quits.


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EXCLUSIVE: Kaia Gerber Designs Capsule Collection With Karl Lagerfeld

PARIS — Move over, Gigi — there’s a new “It” girl in town.
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, Kaia Gerber has inked her first big design collaboration, with Karl Lagerfeld, no less. The 16-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford has worked on a capsule collection that will hit stores in September, WWD has learned exclusively.
Consisting of ready-to-wear and accessories, including footwear, sunglasses and jewelry, the line is described as blending Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and Gerber’s signature West Coast casual style, which has garnered her 2.7 million followers on Instagram.
The Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia collection will launch globally in Karl Lagerfeld stores, online at Karl.com and with select wholesale partners.
Lagerfeld singled out Gerber as a rising talent months before her breakout season in September, which saw her walk the catwalk for 18 brands, including Calvin Klein, Prada, Saint Laurent and Versace.
She ended it with an honor most seasoned models would die for: Opening the Chanel show for Lagerfeld, who in addition to heading his own label is creative director of Chanel and Italian fur specialist Fendi.
“When Karl first told us his idea to collaborate with Kaia, we were all excited by the incredible potential and power of bringing their

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EXCLUSIVE: Maison Margiela to Present First Men’s Collection Under John Galliano

MAN UP: With Paris Men’s Fashion Week set to kick off Tuesday, management at Maison Margiela has confirmed that the house on Friday will present the first men’s collection entirely created and developed under the direction of John Galliano.
The show will take place in the Salle Turenne of the Musée de l’Armée in the Hôtel des Invalides, a complex of buildings in the city’s 7th arrondissement containing museums and monuments relating to the military history of France.
Since joining the OTB-owned house in October 2014, Galliano has had no official involvement in the men’s collection, according to Riccardo Bellini, the house’s chief executive officer. It’s been a step-by-step process for the designer.
“Creating a new aesthetic language rooted in the maison’s couture spirit has always been at the core of Mr. Galliano’s creative vision for the future of the house. Rather than curating the past we have chosen to look at the future and John Galliano’s vision represents a forward-thinking view on the maison and its DNA,” he said. “This collection will offer an elevated and powerful new foundation for men’s wear, strongly positioned within the luxury arena.”
For men’s, the brand counts about 60 direct stores and around 400 multibrand and department stores worldwide.

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EXCLUSIVE: Model Christopher Cates Pens Letter Calling for Action Against Harassment

As the uproar continues over sexual harassment in industries stretching from entertainment to media to finance, the fashion world has remained relatively on the sidelines – until now.
On Saturday, The New York Times published a long-rumored story about alleged harassment of male models by the photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino. Both men, via statements their lawyers gave to the Times, vigorously denied the allegations made in the story, although Conde Nast and Conde Nast International both said Saturday that they would be severing ties with the two photographers – at least for now.
The Times’ story comes several months after model Cameron Russell created an Instagram account on which anonymous individuals posted stories about their mistreatment in the industry. Last October, Terry Richardson was dropped by the leading fashion magazine publishers but only after years of allegations surrounding his behavior, while model Jason Boyce filed a lawsuit against Weber in December claiming the photographer harassed him. Weber has denied those claims, as well.
In November, 27-year-old British model Edie Campbell penned an exclusive letter for WWD to the fashion industry in which she said, “We operate within a culture that is too accepting of abuse, in all of its manifestations,” going

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

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

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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Inks Denim License With Italy’s Giada SpA

PARIS — Karl Lagerfeld, who has been partial to skinny jeans for more than a decade, is getting his own denim line.
The fashion brand has inked a multiyear license agreement with Italy’s Giada SpA for the production and distribution of its new Karl Lagerfeld Denim collection in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The first collection for men and women is to debut at retail in spring 2019.
“The launch of Karl Lagerfeld Denim is an exciting, high-potential addition to our brand’s diverse product portfolio,” said Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld. He called Giada a “leading producer and marketer of premium denim production, and we are fascinated by their love for product details. We look forward to working with them to build this business.”
The development comes as the brand is preparing to unveil its revamped men’s wear collection at the Pitto Uomo trade show this week.
The Lagerfeld and Karl Lagerfeld labels have been fused under a single Karl Lagerfeld collection, which is being presented alongside a capsule line curated by the designer’s longtime personal assistant Sébastien Jondeau, as reported.

A look from the Karl Lagerfeld men’s line being presented at Pitti Uomo. 
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EXCLUSIVE: Winona Ryder Named L’Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador

L’Oréal Paris has tapped Winona Ryder to appear in a campaign tied to a massive rebrand of its U.S. hair business, WWD has exclusively learned.
A “robust, 360-campaign” comprising digital, social, TV and print advertising is set to launch Sunday during the Golden Globes with a TV commercial featuring Ryder, said Anne Marie Nelson-Bogle, senior vice president of marketing at L’Oréal Paris.
Titled “The Comeback,” the campaign is tied to the repositioning of the majority of the L’Oréal Paris hair-care products, including shampoos, conditioners and treatments, plus a few new products, under a new franchise called Elvive.
The Elvive platform focuses on damage prevention, a message L’Oréal is hoping U.S. consumers — fond of curling irons, blowouts, dry shampoo and bleach — will relate to. L’Oréal research found that eight in 10 women in the U.S. have damaged hair — and 18- to 34-year-olds in particular overindex in hot-tool-related damage.
“Everyone does love a comeback, and we will be communicating that damaged hair deserves one, too,” said Nelson-Bogle of the new campaign. “For Winona, we know that from TV sets to the red carpet, her hair has gone through many transformations — her hair is dry and damaged.”
In a commercial airing during the Golden Globes,

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EXCLUSIVE: Kenzo Taps Karen O to Record Original Song

HEAR MY SONG: First film, now music. Having commissioned leading filmmakers including Gregg Araki and Sean Baker to create short films, Kenzo has tapped singer-songwriter Karen O to record an original song, and writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour to direct the accompanying film.
Titled “Yo! My Saint,” the track will be released on Jan. 12 across more than 50 streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, Deezer and Google Play Music. A companion limited-edition vinyl is to go on sale on Jan. 22 in Kenzo stores and online.
While championing female talent is nothing new for Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the project marks the first time the label has released an original song. Others brands which have produced music include Burberry, which supports British artists via its Burberry Acoustic initiative, and Kitsuné, which has its own record label.

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Best known as the frontwoman of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, O — whose full name is Karen Lee Orzolek — frequently works with director Spike Jonze, another member of Kenzo’s extended tribe of creative collaborators. The two were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “The Moon Song,” which appeared on the soundtrack of Jonze’s movie “Her.”
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EXCLUSIVE: Mugler Fashion Names U.S. Designer as Artistic Director

PARIS — Score another win for behind-the-scenes talent: Mugler has named little-known American designer Casey Cadwallader as its new artistic director of women’s ready-to-wear, succeeding David Koma, who is leaving the house after four years at the helm.
Cadwallader, whose appointment was effective Dec. 1, joins the French fashion house from Acne Studios, where he was head designer of women’s pre-collections.
The 38-year-old studied architecture at Cornell University and has 17 years of experience, including positions as design director of rtw and accessories at Narciso Rodriguez and director of design at J.Mendel. He has also held positions at Loewe and Tse.
“The Clarins Group is very happy to welcome Casey Cadwallader to Mugler,” said Sandrine Groslier, chief executive officer of Clarins Fragrance Group and Mugler fragrances and fashion.
“His determination and unique sensitivity to Mugler’s artistic and experimental heritage will enable us to pursue the renewal of the house in the long term. We are confident that his personal vision and talent will position Mugler among the most sought-after avant-garde fashion brands of today,” she added.
European luxury brands are increasingly tapping second-in-command designers to fill the top job.
In the last year, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, Nicolas Ghesquière’s longtime right hand at Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga, joined Chloé,

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Entrenue Named Exclusive Distributor of Fun Factory’s Stronic G Thruster

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EXCLUSIVE: French Label Koché to Stage Pre-Fall Show in New York

PARIS – After Paris and Tokyo, Christelle Kocher is ready to bring her rule-breaking approach to catwalk shows to New York.
The French designer will hit the Big Apple on Dec. 12 to showcase her pre-fall collection for her ready-to-wear brand Koché, alongside a capsule men’s wear collection marking the start of a new two-season partnership with The Woolmark Co.
The display, to be held at the Strand Bookstore on Broadway, will also feature the next chapter in her ongoing collaboration with Paris soccer club Paris Saint-Germain — with perhaps a celebrity footballer or two in attendance, league schedules permitting.
Known for blending streetwear influences with the kind of upscale techniques usually reserved for couture, Kocher has staged guerrilla-style shows in locations including a crowded underground station and a historic covered shopping arcade in Paris, as part of her ethos of sharing fashion with the masses.
With its slogan “18 Miles Of Books,” the Strand is one of New York’s oldest and largest independent bookstores, featured in movies including “Six Degrees of Separation,” “Julie & Julia” and “Remember Me.”
“This is the first time we are doing a show for a pre-collection,” said Kocher, adding that she has a “special relationship” with New York, where

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EXCLUSIVE: Giambattista Valli Moves Into Activewear, Sets Retail Expansion

PARIS — Giambattista Valli is launching an activewear capsule collection and gearing up for a retail push, marking the first steps of his label’s planned expansion under its new partnership with the billionaire Pinault family.
Known for his flirty cocktail dresses and sculptural evening gowns, the designer has steered his brand in a more casual direction in recent seasons, showing taffeta jackets with Nike running tights for fall and introducing logo-printed denim for spring 2018.

Backstage at Giambattista Valli Couture Fall 2017 
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Now Valli is joining the ranks of luxury brands vying for a portion of the thriving athleisure market. According to Euromonitor, sports-inspired footwear and apparel is growing at a rapid pace, registering 10 percent and 6 percent increases in 2016, respectively.
Following the end of his decade-long partnership with Italian luxury outerwear firm Moncler as creative director of its Gamme Rouge line, he will unveil his namesake activewear collection of 50 to 60 pieces — including coats, puffer jackets, sweatshirts and track suits — to buyers in January.
“It’s a capsule collection where we will express a more functional side of the brand, while remaining faithful to the atmosphere of contemporary chic that is part of its DNA,” Valli told WWD in an exclusive

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NBA Sports Crate Debuts With Exclusive Mitchell & Ness Snapback

Today (Oct. 30), Sports Crate, a division of Loot Crate, launched NBA Sports Crate, a bi-monthly subscription box loaded with team-focused products, merchandise and “experiences.” The key is that they get shipped right to your front door.

Touted as the Officially Licensed Subscription Box of the NBA, a subscription starts at $ 29.99. Each crates content is a surprise but the first month’s crate is set to feature exclusive Mitchell & Ness snapbacks that will be available to initial subscribers.

The NBA Sports Crate will launch with an initial 13 teams—the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs. More teams will be added on a rolling basis.

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EXCLUSIVE: Lacoste Rolls Out New Store Concept

PARIS — Lacoste is angling for an upscale, sporty feel for its new store concept, carving out room for faster-growing categories likes shoes and accessories.
The new stores also emphasize the label’s trademark polo with a wall dedicated to the shirts as the company doubles down on its roots, reflecting its strategy for an e-commerce era.
As brands jockey for attention from today’s highly solicited consumer, many are refashioning physical stores as streamlined showcases meant to project the identity of a brand while offering a larger selection of products online.
Lacoste chief executive officer Thierry Guibert, who set teams to work drawing up the new concept around 18 months ago, launched the redesign project with the idea that customers should be able to see they’re in a Lacoste store before even exploring the merchandise.
“When you entered the stores, they looked nice but you couldn’t tell it was Lacoste,” said Guibert, of the previous model. He has opened two of the new stores in London and Paris, with a third slated to open in November in Los Angeles.
The wall of polo shirts in the first redesigned Paris store comes with its own section, featuring a tall counter meant for inspecting and folding the shirts,

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EXCLUSIVE: Chanel Sets Pharrell Williams Sneaker Collaboration for Colette Pop-up

PARIS — Karl Lagerfeld’s parting gift to Colette, the store that has counted him as its number-one customer for two decades, couldn’t be more fitting: a red-hot sneaker collaboration.
As part of its monthlong takeover of the concept store’s first floor, Chanel will launch an Adidas Hu NMD shoe specially customized by Pharrell Williams for the house. Further stoking anticipation, it has yet to release an image of the design, though unofficial photos have been circulating on streetwear feeds.
The music star is featured in the advertising campaign for Chanel’s Gabrielle bag, has walked the runway for the brand and once composed a song for a Lagerfeld-directed Chanel film, but this marks the first time Williams has designed a product for the label.
Other exclusives include limited-edition T-shirts designed by Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel since 1983, and a music compilation by Michel Gaubert, who designs the soundtracks for its runway shows.
Chanel will take up residency at Colette from Oct. 30 to Nov. 25, and the store will close its doors for good on Dec. 20.
Inspired by Lagerfeld’s Antiquity-themed cruise collection, the decor of its pop-up will consist of a backdrop of draped ecru canvas punctuated by Plexiglas niches showcasing ready-to-wear and accessories.
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Exclusive: Haim to Perform at the Guggenheim International Gala 2017

The 2017 Guggenheim International Gala pre-party and gala are set for Nov. 15 and 16, with the pre-party kicking things off with a set by sister trio Haim.
The annual two-night affair, sponsored by Dior, marks the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s 80th anniversary. The pre-party, on Nov. 15, is the more casual, late-night event of the two, with the more formal gala taking place the following evening. The gala will honor artist Cai Guo-Qiang, as well as Guggenheim leader Jennifer Blei Stockman, who was president of the museum’s board of trustees president for 12 years. Dancer Daniil Simkin will perform an excerpt from his Works & Process-commissioned production “Falls the Shadow,” which features costumes by Dior artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri.
 The gala will be co-chaired by Chiuri, Christina and Robert Baker; Valerie and Charles Diker; Wendy Fisher and Dennis Goodman; Phyllis and William Mack; Nancy and Howard Marks; Lauren Baker Pinkus and Scott Pinkus; Pilar Crespi Robert and Stephen Robert; Denise and Andrew Saul, and Sidney Toledano. The exhibit on display will be “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World.”
Haim debuted their second album “Something to Tell You” earlier this summer, where it ranked in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Last year’s pre-party performer

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Exclusive: Tommy Hilfiger Taps Shawn Yue as Men’s Ambassador in Asia

Actor Shawn Yue will appear as the first local brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger men’s wear in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan for fall 2017 and spring 2018.
The exclusive partnership reflects Hilfiger’s continued commitment to expand in Asia, its fastest-growing region. The campaign goes live Friday.
“We’ve seen exciting growth in both the overall business and brand awareness in China over the past few years. Our partnership with Shawn will solidify our position in the market and introduce our men’s wear business to a new consumer,” Tommy Hilfiger said Wednesday.
“He is at the center of pop culture in China, known for his incredible talent and is celebrated by young fashion followers across Asia for his cool, sophisticated style. He truly is a reflection of today’s Tommy Guy,” he added.
Asia is a key market for Hilfiger, which it entered in 2002 as one of the first premium designer brands. The company’s overall business in China, including e-commerce and stores, increased 14 percent in 2016. The brand has expanded its current store count to 357 from 100 stores in 2011. By year-end, Hilfiger expects to have 405 stores. Having launched e-commerce in China in 2012, Hilfiger became one of the first international

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SexToyDistributing Named Exclusive Distributor of TrueTouch Dildos

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Young M.A. on Handling Fame and Being a Cardi B Fan: Exclusive Video

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Exclusive: Scott Foley On ‘Scandal’ Coming To An End & His Fitness Routine

“Scandal” celebrated a major milestone last season when it reached 100 episodes. And now, the cast is poised for one last milestone – the show’s seventh and final season. In our exclusive interview, Scott Foley reveals how he felt when he learned the end was near. And, watch as we join Scott and celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson for a chest, shoulders and arms workout.


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Exclusive: Ralph Lauren’s Major Move for New York Fashion Week

Ralph Lauren is capable of doing big things. In the lead-up to a New York Fashion Week season that has been fraught with controversial defections of major talent, Lauren, a true blue American designer if there ever was one, is staying put (relatively) and stepping it up. He will stage his September runway show Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at Ralph’s Garage in Bedford, N.Y., with a private formal dinner to follow the show.
The venue is Lauren’s private garage housing his collection of rare automobiles, which will be the backdrop for the show. It’s one of the most valuable car collections in the world, featuring models such as a 1938 Bugatti Atlantic, a 1929 Bentley Blower, an orange 1996 McLaren F1 LM and multiple vintage red Ferraris. In 2011, 17 cars from Lauren’s collection were shown in an exhibition at the Musée Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
To accent the masculine/feminine nature of automobile design, for the first time Lauren will also show the Ralph Lauren Purple Label men’s wear alongside the women’s collection. The show will continue the see-now-buy-now strategy that the company started a year prior — all looks from the show will be available immediately to consumers globally.
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Exclusive: Sarah Hyland On Opening Up About Her Health Issues On Social Media

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EXCLUSIVE: Tomas Maier Taps Laurent Claquin as CEO

NEW YORK — Tomas Maier has a new chief executive officer for his signature brand — and he’s already a high-profile executive at parent company Kering, WWD has learned.
Laurent Claquin, who will continue to head Kering Americas, takes on his additional responsibilities at Tomas Maier, effective today.
He reports to Jean-François Palus, Kering’s group managing director, and succeeds Giuseppe Giovannetti, who left the French conglomerate last week. Giovannetti’s next move could not immediately be learned.
Claquin joins the German-born designer at a busy time for his signature fashion house.
Maier recently rejiggered his boutique in Greenwich Village here into the brand’s first men’s-only flagship, and relaunched his e-commerce business through a partnership with Farfetch.
There are four other Tomas Maier stores selling men’s and women’s in the U.S. — Madison Avenue and East Hampton in New York and Bal Harbour and Palm Beach in Florida. The designer is mulling another men’s-only unit for Tokyo.
Maier, who has also served as the creative director of Bottega Veneta since 2001, founded his own brand in 1997. He entered into a venture with Kering three years ago, a move that allowed his label to expand its offering into a full lifestyle collection.
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Raffi’s Joyous New Album: Exclusive Premiere

Raffi’s Joyous New Album: Exclusive PremiereThis month, more than 20 albums after Raffi’s seminal Baby Beluga first took toddlers by storm, the children’s troubadour will release a brand-new one: Owl Singalong. The jubilant mix of covers (“Garden Song,” “Abiyoyo,” “Somos el Barco”) and originals (“Green Dream,” “See the Moon”) hits stores on Jan. 15 (preorder here). But until then, Yahoo Parenting is exclusively premiering the album, streaming above.



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Designers shared with WWD their original sketches created in response to the tragic events in Paris.
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‘Property Brothers’ to Debut Two Country Music Songs on HGTV: First Listen (Exclusive)

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Exclusive: Eminem & Dame Grease Drop Intro On D12’s New Mixtape!

Eminem may not be with D12 the way he once was, but that doesn’t stop Marshall from giving his homies one hell of a verse on “The Devil’s Night.” But there was no beat. That’s where Multi-platinum producer Dame Grease comes in. The uptown beat maestro remixes Eminem’s acapella intro from the new D12 mixtape “The Devil’s Night.” Check it out below!

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Justin Bieber, Access Hollywood’s Artist Of The Month, Exclusive Interview

Justin Bieber opens up after being named Access Hollywood’s “Artist of the Month.”


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Jennifer Lawrence Drops Out of Sony’s ‘The Rosie Project’ (Exclusive)


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EXCLUSIVE: Master P Reveals Release Date, Tracklist & Cover Art For ‘Empire’ Album

(AllHipHop News) Recently Master P announced he and his No Limit label were set to make a major comeback in different areas of entertainment. Part of that revival is the new reality series Family Empire set to air on Reelz on November 28. P is also dropping an album titled Empire on that same date.

[ALSO READ: Master P Set To Release “Ice Cream Man” Album Trilogy, New TV Show & Movie]

The 15-track project was produced by BlaqNmild. No Limit soldiers are featured throughout the album as well as fellow New Orleans legend Lil Wayne.

In addition, Master P is working on his King Of The South biopic. Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce, and Charlamagne Tha God have already been tapped for the motion picture. Casting calls are currently being held.

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Check out the cover art and tracklist for Master P’s Empire below.

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EXCLUSIVE: Tony The Tiger Victim Of Food Terrorist Plot?

Is someone kidding around with beloved breakfast cereal mascot Tony the Tiger with a series of viral videos showing him helping a sex worker, a suicide bomber and a police officer who savagely beats a female suspect?

Or is a food terrorist trying to commit a cereal killing by making Tony look bad?

Kellogg Co. said it had nothing to do with what it called “offensive” videos posted this week showing its Frosted Flakes mascot behaving badly. Evidence uncovered by The Huffington Post suggests a well-known food activist, Jani Leinonen, may be involved.

The latest video shows a battered woman named Anna seated inside a California cafe.

“Last night I experienced the worst physical abuse of my life, for no reason,” reads a description of the video at tonyisback.com. “I feel so humiliated, betrayed, my whole body is aching. I am angry but I have not found the courage to fight back. I was so lost, but Tony came and encouraged me to go ahead with my plan to show people.”

Tony the Tiger, in the video, encourages Anna to go through with her “plan” by eating a bowl of sugary Frosted Flakes — “They’re grrrrreat,” he says in his trademark shout.

After eating a bit of the cereal, Anna stands up and shows she has a bomb strapped to her chest, which detonates as the video ends.

Actress Gina Ferranti shared a video still shot from the film on Instagram, The Huffington Post’s investigation shows. Ferranti lists the role on her acting resume, which identifies the director and production company responsible for “Tony.”

Ferranti, through her agent, declined to comment. The “Tony” listing on her resume was removed Friday night, after this article was published.

Ferranti’s resume identified the “Tony” director as Jani Leinonen, an artist from Finland who has been linked to a group of health-food activists called the Food Liberation Army.

The organization was responsible for the Jan. 31, 2010, theft of a life-size Ronald McDonald statue from a McDonald’s fast food restaurant in central Helsinki, according to NPR.org. The kidnappers threatened to decapitate Ronald unless McDonald’s answered questions about the quality of its food and its work ethics. Finnish police identified Leinonen as a suspect and  jailed him for 30 hours, according to a report on the art news website we-make-money-not-art.com.

Leinonen didn’t respond to a request for comment from HuffPost on Friday.

In her resume, Ferranti identified the company that filmed “Tony” as Route 1, a Los Angeles-based firm that provides production services. 

Route 1’s website says the company has worked with a number of well-known corporations, including Kellogg. Route 1’s show reel includes two commercials for Kellogg’s Special K products. The website was taken down after this article was published.

Route 1 recently shared a photo on its Facebook page that shows its ”amazing crew” with Jani Leinonen at the Malibu Pier.

“Thank you Tero, Jani, Anti, and Jani #2 for trusting us with your amazing project,” the post reads.

Route 1 says on Twitter it is a “sister company” of First Breath Films, which boasted of its “controversial” new films in a May 22 Facebook post: 

Route 1 responded to a HuffPost query on Facebook. An unnamed person wrote to say “my boss said to tell you” that Route 1 is a “service company” hired by artists and production companies and has “no say or input into the content in any way.”

Jason Lehel of First Breath Films on Friday night said his company “has nothing to do with the Tony shoot.”

A Kellogg spokesperson, who replied to questions without providing a name, said Friday that the company has no relationship with Leinonen, but didn’t say whether it had worked with Route 1.

“As a company grounded in the values of integrity and respect, we recognize people’s right to creative expression,” the Kellogg spokesperson said in an email. “We also believe these videos are offensive and make light of serious issues that deserve real dialogue. Tony is a beloved icon and we will protect the integrity of our brands and our characters.”

This article has been updated to include comments from Route 1 and First Breath Films and to note that the listing for the “Tony” video on Ferranti’s online resume and the Route 1 website both were taken down Friday night.

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EXCLUSIVE: Crooked I Criticizes Black Rappers For Being Afraid To Talk About Social Issues (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) With police brutality being a national news story for over a year and the 2016 presidential campaign dominating coverage, some Hip Hop artists have used their status to address social/political issues. According to Kxng Crooked I, more rappers need to step up and speak on the things taking place in America today.

[ALSO READ: Kanye West Talks The Delay On “SWISH” Album & Being A Fan Of Presidential Candidate Ben Carson]

“I just hate the way that Black rappers are scared to talk about what’s going on in America,” said Crooked. “They’re so tune into syrup, pills, weed, cars, women. If you take those subject matters away from them, they don’t rap about sh*t.”

The Slaughterhouse member also mentioned he is thinking about no longer using the word “n*gga.” In Crooked’s view, non-Black people are over abusing the n-word.

“When I say I don’t think you should say that, they say ‘well, you say it’.’ You Know what? I have to give some kind of credit to that comment,” explained Crooked.

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EXCLUSIVE: Loaded Lux Joins Murda Mook As A Host For “Keith Murray Vs Fredro Starr” Battle Event (VIDEO)

(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.

[ALSO READ: Murda Mook To Host MC WAR’s “Keith Murray Vs Fredro Starr” Battle (VIDEO)]

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.

[ALSO READ: Keith Murray Calls Out Twista For $ 200,000 Rap Battle After Fredro Starr Contest (VIDEO)]

Watch Loaded Lux’s interview below.


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EXCLUSIVE – Urban Legends: Part 1 Philly’s Jimmy Da Saint

Urban Legends is an AllHipHop.com original written series based on miraculous individual turnarounds in the urban entertainment world. Our features take a look at influential members in the Hip-Hop music, movie and television communities and we examine how they were able to find a better path despite their rough upbringing in the streets of urban America.
Below in our premiere story, we speak with Jimmy Da Saint about how he was able to overcome a life of crime to become one of the best-selling Black book authors in our era creating the Black Scarface series and others.   Having been incarcerated with the original Rick Ross during his federal prison stint, Jimmy developed an array of skills and published over 30 novels while he was incarcerated in prison. Read more and find out how Jimmy Da Saint put it all together from his own label that included members of State Property (Oschino and Sparks) to his highly successful booking and entertainment agency that he still runs today along with the Philly Hip-Hop Awards. A kid from West-Philly did that, and now he’s a book writer and a successful entrepreneur.

Let us highlight those that have persevered and turned over a new leaf after dealing with personal struggles. People that were caught up in the worlds of drugs and violent crimes but found a better way. They chose to do things the right way and these individuals are being rewarded. Enjoy, hope you learn something.

AllHipHop: If you could talk to me about your upbringing, where you’re from in Philly, how you were raised.  Just kind of want to know a little bit about that.

Jimmy Da Saint: Well I was raised in West Philadelphia, and I grew up – I wouldn’t say poor, see I didn’t know I was poor because my mom made sure I had everything.  So even though I grew up in the projects in West Philadelphia, I always had Christmas and Thanksgiving and Easter and all that kind of stuff.  My mom made sure that me and my brothers and sisters had that.  When I was younger, I was really into sports heavy,  I was a really good baseball player.  I played baseball in high school, junior high school and all that kind of stuff, and then I don’t know what happened.  When I got out of high school I just wanted fast money, I was just influenced by neighborhood drug dealers and guys who were getting fast money. That influenced me and I eventually wound up getting in that same profession – selling drugs and just being the whole street thing.

AllHipHop: So when you were selling drugs, were you selling crack?  Cocaine?  Were you selling weed?  What were you doing?

Jimmy Da Saint: Both.  Crack and cocaine, and I sold a little weed here and there.  I was really wasn’t too big on the weed, but I had it from time to time – I could get it.  I would get it to my workers that I would sell it– I didn’t actually sell it, myself.  I was in a position I had other people selling it for me.

AllHipHop: Right.  OK, go on.
Jimmy Da Saint:  That was it.  And I just got heavy into the whole drug thing and wound up, you know –  while I was in the whole drug business, I was also in the music business.  I was always involved with music because I used to be a rapper,
that happened to just be involved with drugs.  So I’d be selling drugs to other drug dealers that sold drugs for me and I’d be in the studio talkin sh*t and having fun living the life.

I’d be in the studio the majority of the day because I had a studio I owned– me and a friend of mine, they were making music and that’s why I wound up starting a group called ICH, Inner City Hustlers.  Two of the group members of ICH Oschino & Sparks, who I managed,  I wound up getting them a deal– a situation wi Rock-a-fella by Jay-Z.  He wound up signing two of my artists that were in my group.  I also managed a producer named Black Key at the time, and he wound up signing with Ruff Ryders.  He wound up doing a DMX album that was the Great Depression.

AllHipHop: Yeah, I know that.

Jimmy Da Saint: Yeah, I’ve known Black Key and worked with E-Ness since he was 13 –  he used to be Taz, like the Tasmanian Devil.  When I went to prison and came home from prison, he was E-Ness, so that was something new.  It’s like when I knew Cassidy, he was Lil’ B.  I came home from prison, he’s Cassidy.

AllHipHop: Yeah, that’s crazy.

Jimmy Da Saint: Yeah, so I was involved heavily in the music back then, mostly because I wound up getting a record deal, but I continued to sell drugs and I wound up getting in bad.  I was in my barbershop, and a FBI informant came in to buy a kilo of cocaine off me.  I sold him a kilo of cocaine, and I wound up getting indited.  A few days later, the FBI came and kicked my door in.  The person I sold the cocaine to was an informant and I didn’t know that he was working for the FBI.

AllHipHop: That’s crazy.  You pretty much answered my second question  “ICH,”  so you covered that but can you elaborate a bit more on “ICH”

Jimmy Da Saint:  Yeah ICH was pretty big and it’s crazy because in ’97 I was actually shot in an attempted kidnapping. I was in a wheelchair for a while, I was on a dialysis machine because my kidneys blew out, but I survived that and I wound up going right back into the whole drug thing again and I wound up getting indited and getting ten years in a federal prison.

But ICH was always a part of the mix.  ICH was a very, very, very popular group in Philadelphia.  When I came home from federal prison in 2010  I started ICH all over again, a new ICH with newer and younger members but I just stopped ICH, maybe, eight months ago.  I just stopped it and started focusing on one or two artists and not the whole group thing, eight artists at a time.

So I made them popular all over again.  I got XXL featured, if you go to Vibe.com or whatever, you’ll see it pops up. ‘Cause everybody was talking about them, we did a show with Wu-Tang and everybody– DMX, JadaKiss and we were the opening acts for all of them.  So when I came home it was easy for me to get five young, good city rappers, put them all together and I did the ICH all over again.  People remember the original ICH because of Oschino and Sparks.  They know Oschino and Sparks is from the group ICH and Jay-Z signed them and made a group called State Property and put those two members in State Property.

AllHipHop: Yeah.  So with these books and stuff like that, what was the spark that just, kind of made you pick up the pen one day and that kept you at it, you know what I mean?  What drove you?

Jimmy Da Saint:  You know, I just wanted to do something.  I remember the first day I went to prison– I actually started writing the first day I went to prison, day one.  Like, it didn’t take me a month, two months to get in there.  I remember walking in the yard and I was like, “Damn, I got ten years,” and I just wanted to write about it.  It’s just like I wanted to write and I remember they gave us some pens and pads to do something in our spare time– I began to write and I started writing and writing and then I was like, alright, start focusing on my first a book I wrote, called ‘Decisions,’ but I never put it out.

The first book I ever wrote, I let a few people read it and they liked it, then I started continuing to write, write, write and next thing you know I had four or five novels written and I got them typed and everything and I sent it out to a friend of mine, Vicky Stringer, who owns the largest Black independent book company in the world.  I sent it out to her because I was reading her book, and on the inside of her book, she said, “Write me.”

I wrote her and told her I was a book author and she wrote me back and said, “Send me the book.”  I sent it to her, she sent me a number back and said, “Call me as soon as possible.”  I called her, she said, “You got you a two-book deal.  This book is amazing.  I love it and I sent it to my publisher and they want to publish your book.”

And it happened just like that.  I was like, “Really?”  And they gave me advance money, and it was just a book deal– just like a record deal, but it was a book deal.  I was like, “Wow.”  I was just so inspired, I continued to keep writing and writing and writing and I wound up writing thirty novels while I was incarcerated.  I ghost-wrote a few books for other people and I got seventeen novels out right now, and a few are best-sellers.

I was like, “OK, I think I found my niche.”  I got a story to tell, I got shot, I grew up in the projects, I’m from the streets of Philly, I was a real drug dealer, I got indited by the FBI and the DEA, you now what I’m saying?  All my friends– half of my friends been murdered, I was in the rap game. I was with Jay-Z, with Dame Das.  This is my life– this has been my life.  Drugs and rap music has always been my life, so I could talk about this all day.

AllHipHop:  That’s crazy man.  I guess what’s amazing is that, you know, people don’t usually equate author, or novelist with drug dealer, street-shooting rapper – most people in society don’t associate the things at all.  They wouldn’t think that somebody who did that, could do what you did with these books.  What do you say to those people and why do you think you were able to do that?

Jimmy Da Saint:   It’s my life its real. Rick Ross was one of my closest friends in prison.  I walked up to him and I said, “You’re known for being a drug dealer,” and I said, “I can help change that.”  And he laughed and said, “Well what can you do?”  I said to him, “I’ll write a book.  I’m a book author– put best-selling book author next to your name, and we can get rid of that.”

He liked that and he said, “Wow.”  And I did it.  And I wound up writing a number one-selling book, Black Scarface.  That’s why it was co-written by Rick Ross.  I wanted to do something.  I wanted to show that I’m really one of y’all, like, really.  Not a fake one of y’all, I’m really one of y’all.  I’m from the streets.  No father, single mother, projects, crack cocaine, weed cocaine, murders, prison, FBI, rap music– I am that person all the way.  I don’t have to tell you about nobody else life, I can tell you about my life.

AllHipHop: What did you and Rick Ross talk about

Jimmy Da Saint: You know, Rick Ross told me something very important.  I’ll never forget it, he was like,, “Jim, you need to learn the art of networking.”  He said, “You so talented because you could write raps, you could write songs, you could write books.”

I was the commissioner of the basketball league in jail, I gave all those little concerts and poetry shows in jail. I was influential in prison and he was like, “But because you are so talented, these talents are going to go to your head and stuff because everybody depends on you,” He said, “You learn to be more humble and learn how to network more,” he said, “You’ll be a very powerful individual if you can do that.”

He’s the one who told me, “Just like this person over here might not be nobody, and just like this person over here is Jay-Z’s assistant or whatever, whatever, whatever, don’t break your neck for that assistant because everybody is the same and everybody is important.”  He used to tell me this all the time.  And I took that, I came home with that mentality– everyone counts.  Everybody.  Everyone, like this interview with you, or like an interview with Rock Lord Radio, underground radio with three viewers everyday, that’s important to me also.  If I can get my point across to those three individuals.

AllHipHop: Can you talk to me about your new movie with Rick Ross?

My new movie project is called FACE, based off my bestselling novel Black Scarface. It was co written by the real Rick Ross and Rick will be a producer on it. My partners on the project are Vance & Khan from Ruffhouse Records and William Alexander from Crevice Ent. in L.A. so I’m really looking forward to the possibilities on this one.

AllHipHop: Lastly, can you discuss your booking agency in Philly?

My company is called DaSaint Ent.  I manage artists, write books, produce movies, music and concerts with the local Live Nation. I have a back to school show I did with Mone’ Davis and several up and coming talents. I have the Philly Hip Hop awards and several other concerts I work on throughout the year. I’m staying busy!

For more information on Jimmy Da Saint, check out his Amazon website where he’s sold hundreds of thousands of books. Thank you Jimmy for telling your story. 

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Exclusive: Michael Ealy & Morris Chestnut Talk Good Vs. Evil In The Perfect Guy

Just in time for cuffing season and autumn date nights, Sony is unleashing the steamy thriller, The Perfect Guy upon audiences. The film splices just the right amount of chocolate box star power as Sanaa Latham stars as Leah, a successful professional who gets involved with a seemingly perfect guy Carter (Michael Ealy) after her longtime relationship with Dave (Morris Chestnut) hits a stagnant point. Unbeknownst to her upon their first date, Carter possesses a lethal alter-ego and when Dave comes back into the picture, an even more serious conflict is spawned.

The film combines the talents of director David M. Rosenthal and writers Alan B. McElroy and Tyger Williams alongside Ealy and Lathan in the executive producer chair. Hip-Hop Wired caught up with both of the leading men of the film and we broke apart their unique dynamic in The Perfect Guy.

Morris, if you had a dollar for every time a fan claimed you were “the perfect guy” how much money would you be holding?

Morris Chestnut: [Laughs] I thought you were going to ask me, if I had a dollar for every time some yelled out ‘Rickyyy’ [from Boyz n the Hood] I’d be a billionaire; I’d be richer than Donald Trump. Luckily I have people and fans who root for me but they don’t really tell me I’m the perfect guy.

You are pretty much the ideal good guy in every movie you play. How close were you to shaking things up this time around?

Morris Chestnut: The shake-up was when I came into the restaurant and had a situation with Mike’s character. That was the closest…and it was fun! Mike’s a really good dude; he’s a great actor and we had a great time shooting it.

Mike, you actually got to play the bad guy. Did you like doing this role?

Michael Ealy: I loved it. I loved everything from start to finish. In terms of coming on board to the project to producing the project and being part of the creative process and developing the script to where it needed to be. And shooting this movie was amazing.

The movie got shot in like a month?

Morris Chestnut: We shot it pretty quickly and it was pretty contained.

Michael Ealy: It was about two months for me.

Was this your first time executive producing, Mike?

Michael Ealy: Yes, the first and definitely won’t be the last. I could definitely see myself behind-the-scenes and transitioning as time goes by.

But the audience doesn’t want to see you behind-the-scenes, though.

Michael Ealy: Yeah…that’s alright [Laughs]. It depends on the content you give them and I think you got to share the love. Everybody has to get the shine in all aspects.

What was it like working with a first-time director?

Michael Ealy: David isn’t a first-time director. He’s a first-time studio director. He’s done independent films and I’ve seen his work and David’s sensibilities were exactly what we needed in this movie. Because he’s not in the studio system, he has more indie traits and once you’ve seen the film, you’ll understand that it’s not as polished as say a Think Like a Man. It’s not as conventional and that’s what we’re going for. It’s a genre piece and people know the genre but we shot it from a grimy sensibility opposed to relying on other troupes from other movies.

With a stalker tale like this, we’ve started to see it more prevalent in the news. Is there some sort of domestic violence message in this film?

Morris Chestnut: I definitely think so. I’d say the overall message is really trying to get to know the person [that you date]. Take your time and don’t rush into anything too quickly and really learn to understand them.

Michael Ealy: I’d say this story is bigger than domestic violence. I think domestic violence almost simplifies the script because it’s not a case of domestic or verbal abuse–that’s What’s Love Got to Do with It. This is a thriller–like a romantic, psychological thriller if you will–and it’s more about Carter’s goal. Carter’s goal isn’t to hurt Leah. Carter’s goal is to make Leah do what he wants, which is to love him. As long as she’s loves him, then she’s going to be O.K. and that’s the sociopath in him talking. It’s about control and power.

Is Carter setting light-skinned brothers back with this film?

Michael Ealy: You know…[Laughs]…no! People have made this comment and that’s not really the goal. And I feel like there will be a couple of light-skinned brothers that will be proud of this [Laughs]. But I don’t think being a sociopath has anything to do with the tone of anyone’s skin so that won’t apply here and people will see that in the movie.

Speaking of Ricky, did you get a chance to check out Straight Outta Compton yet, Morris?

Morris Chestnut: I haven’t! I’ve been working on this TV show, Rosewood and it’s been really hard for me to take out 2 1/2 hours for the movie. But I’m definitely going to see it real soon.

How do you feel about being on TV once again?

Morris Chestnut: It’s a blessing, to having the opportunity and I’m looking forward to it doing well. The good thing about a movie is you get a lot of time to sit in your trailer to get your character right. TV shows move so fast which could be a good and a bad thing. Some time you don’t get to get into a scene as much but it’s also good not waiting like eight hours just to shoot the first shot.

Both of you guys are part of a pretty tight-knit group of Black Hollywood. When you get a script and see that one or the other–like Sanaa Latham is on board, does it make an automatic go for you?

Morris Chestnut: For me, that was definitely one of things seeing both Sanaa and Michael were involved. I said, ‘Wow, these are two high-caliber actors and I want to be a part of it and add to the mix and see if we can make something special.’ And our characters never really worked together in the movies that we’ve done together so this was a chance for that happen.

Michael Ealy: We had a good crew. Working with Sanaa was something I wanted to do for a long time and she didn’t disappoint because she’s just that good. And funny…so funny.

Trailers look like they give a lot of the movie away but they really don’t. What can people expect from The Perfect Guy?

Morris Chestnut: They give some good moments away but there’s still the journey. A lot of times what I find is when it’s a good movie that’s well-executed, you kind of forget the trailer and getting engrossed in the movie step-by step, so hopefully this happens with this one.

Michael Ealy: There is still plenty of good moments that haven’t been given away and I can’t wait for people to see those moments, seeing that the studio has been playing nice.

The Perfect Guy hits theaters tomorrow, September 11. Pre-purchase your tickets on Fandago.


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EXCLUSIVE: M.O.P’s Lil Fame Shares His Thoughts On Keith Murray Vs Fredro Starr Battle

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“Don’t hit me with no Pacquiao-Mayweather sh*t. I want to see some sh*t go down,” says Fame. “Don’t waste my motherf*cking time. If y’all gonna do it, then do it, n*gga.”

The Keith Murray Vs Fredro Starr battle will take place at “Generation X” on Sunday, October 4 at New York City’s Milk River. Tickets for the event are available at mcwars.com. The showcase will also broadcast live on AllHipHop.com.

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IMG’s expanded reach over New York Fashion Week isn’t limited to its show spaces (this season’s venues include Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Sq), its recent acquisition of Made Fashion Week, or the sleek black-and-white logo that will appear on invites and the like. IMG is also launching NYFW HQ, a programming space to be located at 451 West Fourteenth Street, the south side of the building that houses Milk Studios.

To those who think it’ll serve as a lounge for editors and buyers to rest their stilettoed feet between shows, think again. HQ will showcase art installations, talk series, and additional events from September 11 to September 16. Some happenings will be open to the public, others will require IMG’s NYFW credentials, and several will be invitation-only. “Typically these sorts of events are happening around us, but no one has really corralled everything into one hub and had a broader, overarching conversation about what’s happening in fashion,” says IMG’s Leslie Russo. “We wanted to be the ones to introduce that conversation during the week.”

It’s bound to be a lively one. Some shows will be live-streamed and rebroadcast from the windows of HQ, and they’re expecting large crowds to gather on the sidewalk to watch. No invite necessary. Can’t make it? IMG will be promoting its programming on its @nyfw social channels and on nyfw.com.

 

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On Tuesday, August 11, AllHipHop.com had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Aftermath recording artist (and AHH Breeding Ground alumni), Jon Connor.  The Flint, Michigan, native’s skills and tireless dedication to his craft have really been paying off as late.  Not only did he sign with the legendary Dr. Dre, but he also made two outstanding contributions to Dre’s Compton offering.connor-dre

During our conversation, Connor, among other things, broke down what its like working with one of the best producers to ever do it, shared memories of being on the set for Straight Outta Compton, and hinted that he has more dope music on the way.

One of the things he said to me while wrapping up was, “At the end of the day, I’m a fan of Hip-Hop just like everybody else.  I’m one of the people.”  And that is something which, even with all his success, has never evaded him.

If Connor continues to build on his already strong pillars of talent, respect for Hip-Hop culture, and gratitude for his fans, he will have a long and successful career which surpasses the competition.

It’s still Aftermath and there ain’t goin’ be nothin’ after that!

AllHipHop.com: Thank you so much for taking time to speak me and AllHipHop.com.  We really appreciate it.  You and I have talked before and that was a real pleasure, so I’ve been looking forward to this interview.

Jon Connor: I want to say back, the same thing with you all.  It’s mutual.  I appreciate you all and the way you have always supported me from day one.  It’s always a pleasure, man.

First off, congratulations on the Compton album.  Are you pleased with the response it has been getting?

Yes, there has been an overwhelming love.  And just knowing that everybody has been so excited and finally we get this project from Dre that people have been waiting so long for.  The love is overwhelming; the response has been amazing.  And the way it’s going hand-in-hand with the Straight Outta Compton movie, you couldn’t ask for a better platform or set up.

I’ve seen social media pics of you, Dre, and others in the studio where you’ve referred to yourself as a “student.”  What would you say is the greatest lesson you’ve learned from these sessions?

There’s so many because, with Dre, Dre is the greatest producer of all-time.  For me, he’s like the Quincy Jones of Hip-Hop.  So the thing is, everyday you’re constantly learning.  I’d say one of the greatest things I’ve learned from Dre is that greatness is in the details.  Don’t let anything slide.  If you’re tired or haveDre, Game, Jon Connor been working for 12 hours and are ready to go to sleep, you still put in the same effort and the same time as when you first got there.  Work your hardest until you can barely keep your eyes open.  If you have to go through every song and comb through every lyric and melody and harmony and cadence, you do it because he [Dr. Dre] has a commitment to greatness.  We all call Dr. Dre the greatest of all-time and I’m just fortunate and blessed enough to be able to be at the studio and understand why.  I’ve always thought I had a grind and hard work ethic in me, but, by being around Dre, it just got taken to another level.

Just to follow up with that, to paint a picture, have you been in the studio with Dre where you’ve watched him make a beat?  Or has it been where he has pulled up an instrumental and asked you to write to it?  How does that whole process work?

That process is actually different from record to record.  There are joints where I was actually there for the conception of the music.  Like “One Shot One Kill,” I was there when that beat got made.  “One Shot One Kill” is like my baby *laughs*.  I watched it go from an idea and a sample to the addition of the live instrumentation and Snoop and everything that it eventually ended up becoming.  But it’s different from record to record, Dre is the type of cat where it’s all based on the feel.  If he’s feeling it and the vibe and the energy is there… he doesn’t care how the creative process happens.  The one common denominator in every record is that the vibe and positive energy is there.

That’s actually a great segue into one of my other questions.  What went through your head when you first found out that you were given song credit as the lead performing artist on “One Shot One Kill” as opposed to just being a guest feature?

I still don’t know if that has completely soaked into my brain.  It’s crazy.  I have a record with me featuring Snoop Dogg on Dr. Dre’s last album.  That’s beyond anything I could have ever dreamed.  It feels amazing.  Statik Selektah hit me and he said, “You are forever etched in Hip-Hop history.”  And the magnitude of that statement, I don’t know if I’ll ever really be able to fathom or truly understand it.  All I know is that it’s an amazing feeling and honestly it’s hard for me to even put it in words.

And then, of course, there’s “For the Love of Money”  which you also appear on.  Prior to telling a friend about this interview, he sent me a screenshot of his phone with that song highlighted and a caption which read “This song is on repeat.”  He told me how he looked you up, and I said that I’d been following your work for years.  You’re satisfying old fans and getting new ones.  It’s a beautiful thing, bro.

And with that I want to say ‘thank you’ and tell your man I said, ‘thank you‘ too.  It’s an amazing time.  This is my dream.  I’m a kid from Flint, Michigan, man.  It’s one of the most poverty-stricken places in the United States and so for us to be talking about the things we’re talking about, I’m truly humbled by that and I just to let the people know there’s more where that came from and I’ll forever be thankful to Dre for giving me this platform.  And I want to thank AllHipHop because you’ve all been rocking with me for years and y’all know the grind that I’ve put down and how hard I worked for this.  And with Dre, he saw and understood me as an artist and believed in me enough to give me a platform.  I’m just humbled by all of this.

One of the things I did to prepare for this is I went back and listened to “Big Brother” off of your Best in the World series.  And listened to how you described the whole scenario where Dre signed you.  How did that situation play out?

Yo, it was three phone calls and a flight.  There was the initial call when Xzibit hit me like, “Yo, I’m gonna let Dre hear your music.”  Then the second call was, “Okay, give me 10 songs you want Dre to hear.”  Then the third call was, “Dre wants you to be in California tomorrow.”  When I got to California, I was working the whole time.  Think about it, man.  I’m from Flint.  If you’re from Flint, you think Dr. Dre lives on like Mars or Jupiter.  And so for him to like your music… he was just playing beats and I rapped every verse I ever wrote.  I was pulling out verses from high school.  I was like I’m not leaving this house until Dr. Dre falls in love with what I do.  Whatever he needed to hear, I was gonna spit it.  It got to the point where I rapped so much, he finally just stopped the music and was like, “Alright, what do you want to do?”  And that was the moment that changed my life.

Thoughts on Straight Outta Compton?

It’s crazy, my experiences with the movie because I was fortunate enough to go on the set as they were making the movie.  There’s no weirder feeling, I was on the set one day where they were shooting a scene with the characters that play Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole.  And I’m sitting in one of these chairs on set as the real Dr. Dre and Nicole are sitting in front of me.  I leaned into Dre and was like, “Man, do you feel crazy right now?”  When I got signed to Aftermath, the movie was still at its infant stage where they still coming up with the script and picking actors.  I had a chance to legitimately watch this movie grow and become what it has become…  I think people already know it’s going to be good because it’s the story of N.W.A and we all want to see it,  but just the attention to detail that Gary, Dre, and Cube put into the movie – I think it’s going to surprise people because they’ll be things about N.W.A and their relationship and how things went down that none of us as fans knew.  It’s a great movie for Hip-Hop and a great movie in the sense of just being a great movie. 

Jumping back to music, do you have any more “Best in the World” stuff coming out or is your next release going to be your Aftermath debut with original music?

You know what?  I don’t want to give away too much, but just know that the things that I am working on are almost done.  And we are so close to completion, it’s crazy.  But right now though, I just want the people to enjoy Compton.  For me right now, it’s all about Dre and thirty years plus of the greatest to ever do it.  It’s Dre Day!

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Here’s How April Bloomfield Does Healthy Gazpacho: 3 Exclusive Recipes for the Weekend

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In these sweltering days, it’s perfectly normal to experience cravings of ice cream and ice water exclusively—anything warmer may seem to border on masochistic. Alas, swimming, surfing, and even lounging on the beach require a healthy source of sustenance. Which brings us to gazpacho: The chilled soup—which delivers a burst of flavor in the form of a fruit- or vegetable-based broth—is the quintessential summer meal.

Yet as any aspiring foodie can tell you, a pitch-perfect execution is necessary in the kitchen, with lesser attempts resulting in something that more closely resembles, well, salsa.  With this in mind, we reached out to April Bloomfield. The exacting chef—whose culinary triumphs include her simple, meat-laden menus for The Spotted Pig and The Breslin—recently released a veggie-centric cookbook, A Girl and Her Greens. She took on the fresh produce-driven challenge, creating three exclusive gazpacho recipes for Vogue.com that range from a cucumber and tomatillo blend thickened with protein-rich (and low fat) Lebanese yogurt, to an anti-inflammatory take on watermelon (spiked with refreshing mint) that will help you chill out and fill up.

 

Traditional Gazpacho

 

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients
2 lbs. heirloom tomatoes, eyes and whites removed
1 medium cucumber, peeled
1 shallot
1/2 jalapeño pepper
1 red bell pepper, seeds and whites removed, skin peeled
2 T Jacobsen sea salt
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1/8 cup picked mint leaves
1/8 cup picked opal or green basil, torn
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup breadcrumbs

Dice the tomatoes, cucumber, shallot, jalapeño, and red pepper separately into medium-size pieces, about three-quarters to one-inch thick. Combine the chopped vegetables in a bowl and add the salt, garlic, mint, basil, sherry vinegar, and olive oil, and toss until the vegetables are well-coated.  Cover the mixture with a lid and pop in the refrigerator until chilled—about an hour or so.

Using a slotted spoon, place the tomato mixture in a blender (leaving the excess liquid in the bowl) and purée until smooth and a rich orangey-red color. Add the breadcrumbs and remaining liquid from the bowl and purée until it is completely smooth and almost creamy. Sprinkle in a bit more salt if need be, and serve cold in a chilled glass. Garnish with a handful of fresh chopped basil and mint.

 

Watermelon Gazpacho

 

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients
2 lbs. watermelon, seeds removed and diced into 1-inch cubes
8 oz. diced tomato, seeds and whites removed
8 oz. cucumber, peeled and diced into medium-sized cubes
1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, diced into 1/2 inch size pieces
1 ají dulce pepper, stem and seeds removed
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
juice of one lemon
1/2 cup olive oil
3 T Jacobsen sea salt

Garnish
Thinly sliced red onion
Gaeta olives
Feta cheese
Cilantro
Black mint

Combine the watermelon, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, ají dulce pepper, onion, and garlic in a large bowl and add the lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. Gently toss until the vegetables are well-coated in the oil and lemon juice. Cover the mixture with a lid and pop in the refrigerator until chilled—about an hour.

Gently spoon the watermelon-tomato mixture in a blender, leaving the excess liquid in the bowl. Purée until smooth and almost creamy in texture. Sprinkle in a bit more salt, if need be, and serve cold in a chilled glass. I like to garnish this soup with a few delicate slivers of red onion, an olive or two, and feta crumbles for added tanginess. A few sprigs of fresh of cilantro and black mint top it all off beautifully and add extra aromatics.

 

Cucumber and Tomatillo Soup

 

Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients
12 cucumbers (or less depending if they are large)—a lovely market mix cut into small/medium pieces, skin left on if not tough
3 garlic cloves, peeled and split in half
3/4 whole jalapeno, thinly sliced
3/4 stale baguette
3/4 cup high-quality red wine vinegar
1 heaping cup of Marcona almonds
7 1/2 cups small tomatillos
2 1/2 cups grassy extra-virgin olive oil
3 cups labneh
1 1/2 green apples, cored and cut into medium chunks
1 1/2 bunches of basil (leaves only)
3/4 bunch chives, roughly chopped

To preserve the lovely pale green color of the soup, the key is to make sure everything is nicely chilled before you start blending (including the pitcher for the blender). It’s best to have all the ingredients premixed in one bowl before blending.

Wash and cut all of the vegetables into small to medium pieces. Trim off and discard the crusts from your stale baguette. Tear the remaining baguette into small bits. Add the red wine vinegar to a bowl with the bread. Run a sharp knife through the herbs once or twice. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix. You will make this recipe in three batches in the blender, filling the blender by no more than half each time; otherwise it won’t blend properly and you will overwork the machine. Puree until smooth and creamy with a beautiful pale-green color, then pass through a fine-mesh strainer.

To Garnish
The beauty of this soup is that it makes a great base for so many finishing ingredients. Raw diced scallops marinated in chili and citrus or lightly poached shrimp would be appropriate, as would topping it with cucumbers, chives, basil, mint, and melon. I like to also add a little more labneh and olive oil for a bit of indulgence.

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On Saturday, presidential candidate and Mexico’s favorite piñata Donald Trump made some particularly nasty comments about Senator John McCain over his POW experience. Trump said McCain is only a “war hero because he was captured.”

After considerable blowback, Trump remained firm, saying on Sunday that he will not apologize for the comments.

HuffPost has ALL CAPS EXCLUSIVELY ALL CAPS obtained Trump’s own personal military record for comparison:

 

 

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Exclusive: Warcraft Director Duncan Jones Discusses Comic-Con Character Sculpts, Unveiling

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Azeroth comes to San Diego this weekend as Legendary Pictures and effects company Weta Workshop reveal two major character sculpts and weaponry from director Duncan Jones’ anticipated fantasy epic Warcraft at San Diego Comic-Con.

And we joined Jones for a walkthrough and exclusive look at the characters of Ogrim Doomhammer and King Llane of the Alliance before the sculpts were revealed to the public on Wednesday’s Preview Night.

Based in the fantasy realm of Azeroth, the June 2016 epic Warcraft — based on Blizzard Entertainment’s video game franchise — revolves around the early encounters between humans and orcs. But when attendees enter the convention hall, the world of fantasy and motion capture special effects won’t seen so far away.

Instead, the massive, battle-scarred and toothy Ogrim looks ready to throttle anyone brave enough to come close to him at the Legendary booth. He is perched on a shelving of rocks and vanquished enemies, clasping his hammer in his right hand, while the left looks ready to snatch up a human-sized snack. Meanwhile, Llane is flanked by soldiers, appearing regal in glinting steel armor, ready for battle at the Weta booth (appropriate since Weta was behind most of the physical costumes, armor, and weaponry seen in the film).

Meanwhile, Duncan Jones looks downright giddy; he has a good reason to be.

Not only is this the first time he had seen the Comic-Con sculpts, beyond concept art as it came together, but the director of Moon and Source Code is putting the finishing touches on his film. After joining the project in 2013, and directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Charles Leavitt, he said he has about eight or nine effects left to work on, but that there is a pretty complete film — one which is getting a big push at Saturday’s Legendary panel at SDCC.

In the following interview, Jones spoke about seeing the Weta creations in person, as well as his mindset heading into the con with Warcraft, and what attendees in the hallowed nerdy ground of Hall H might witness on Saturday.

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What was your initial thought upon seeing these Warcraft sculpts?

It’s so cool because we’ve been working on this film for a while now, and the VFX shots have been coming in all the time. They look exquisite and amazing, but to actually see him in person – the physical presence of Ogrim and how thick and huge he is — is really cool.

The sculpts from Weta are stunning. There is also King Llane and a whole troop of soldiers, which is magnificent. And that’s the armor we used in the film. It is an amazing installation.

Do you think this will serve as a way for fans to get into this movie?

Absolutely. This will give people a great sense of the scale of these heroic characters. Ogrim is a pretty large dude, and Llane is very impressive I his armor. I think they’re getting to see an awful lot of stuff, some of which was actually used in the movie as well. It is more than just an exhibition of the style; a lot of this is from the film.

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As a fan of the Warcraft games and sci-fi, talk about how this kind of installation impacts you when you’re bringing a film to the con.

I think the sculpts themselves are icing on the cake. Just the fact you get to go down to Comic-Con, there with a film, makes it a ridiculously exciting experience. I used to go down to the con before I had films involved, so going from just being a fan seeing other people’s stuff to going down with something of your own ramps up the excitement level even more.

How important is Comic-Con for a film’s unveiling?

It is an exponentially growing event for genre films. There is a pretty huge spectrum — from science fiction to super heroes to fantasy and beyond — and we certainly have something where we want to promote this new world. And stake a claim for the fantasy territory that used to be pretty exclusively for the Lord of the Rings films and Tolkien. We have a whole new take on fantasy that we want to show to that audience.

In May Wired ran an interview with you where you said you still had about 50 out of 1,000 effects shots left to work on. So how close is the film to completion?

That number is down to about eight or nine shots left. Our scoring is done, and we’re doing some final mixing. We are doing tweaks to the color grade, but we pretty much have a complete film now. I think everyone is feeling pretty strongly that we have something we can be proud of. The release date is exceptional for us. It is going to be the same release date as Jurassic World was this year, and that’s a good place to be.

So you can pop open that bottle of champagne and celebrate at the con?

Maybe, but not just yet. I don’t want to tempt fate. But I am feeling really good about the film. I’ve shown it to a few people I really trust who are more than happy to be blunt and honest, and they said good things.

You’re working with Industrial Light and Magic for the digital effects, but also with Weta for costumes, weapons, etc. Will you discuss your working relationship with these two giant houses?

Weta has both the digital side and the physical side to the work they do. We used them for a vast amount of the physical side of creating assets, and sculpts for photomatching on set. Weta did a huge amount with us to realize this world. They are phenomenal at what they do. We have also, obviously, been able to work with ILM on the postproduction on the CG side. Their work has also been outstanding. They’re bar has been raised in order to compete with the work Weta Digital does. I think there is a fantastic battle going on between two titans, as far as Weta and ILM trying to one up each other with each film. Right now I think ILM has done an extraordinary job with our film.

This is the very best place you can be in. You want competition and want skilled people wanting to show what they can do in competition with each other. Right now Weta and ILM are doing the best work.

What can we expect from the panel at the con?

There is an awful lot of stuff going on. I am very unsure how much I can talk about. They want to make the reveals as surprising as possible. We do have the panel with most of our main cast there, and we are going to be showing … something that should be a great taster of what to expect from the film. We are doing so much stuff I’m hoping I’ll be given time to actually enjoy the con.

What do you want to take home from the booth?

Actually, there is something that I really want to take home. Over by the Ogrim sculpt, there is a small window that has Garona’s Dagger. That’s very important in the film, and I’d love to get that.

Finally, what is a suggested photo op pose when fans see the sculpts?

I think the thing to do is be realistic. You’re going to get your ass kicked by either Llane or Ogrim, so you should probably be in a death pose.

If you have a chance to see that Ogrim sculpt, you’re really in a perfect place to be pummeled. Maybe you don’t do a death pose, because it looks like he’s about to do the first hit. But I don’t think you’ll survive it. So: Fear! Fear is the thing you want to channel.

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You haven’t been able stand two minutes near a computer this year without being subjected to the “Watch Me Nae Nae” song. The viral dance hit (officially titled “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” has been the subject of many YouTube and Vine renditions but only the creator, Silento has the magic ingredient behind the record. At seventeen-years-young, the ATL native already has a gold-selling single and a label deal with Capital Records with nothing but potential ahead.

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Nonetheless, the Chicago MC respects the game and rattled off her top three females of all-time (who not-so-ironically appeared at the top of our aforementioned list).

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Exclusive: Kenny Smith Reveals Appropriate Age For Kids To Listen To Hip-Hop [VIDEO]

Kenny Smith is easily the x-factor and most sensible bridge between basketball IQ and Hip-Hop culture on the award-winning Inside the NBA.

Now, the two-time NBA champion is currently putting that personality to another use with his family oriented reality show on TBS, Meet the Smiths, which stars his wife, Price is Right model Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, and their five children.

While out in Los Angeles for the 2015 BET Awards, Hip-Hop Wired asked the Smiths when it was cool to listen to the DJ Mustard’s and the London’s on the Tracks who permeate his iPod.

Although a network such as TBS has obviously recognized the Smiths as a batch of responsible parents, even The Jet admits that you can’t keep a watchful eye on your kids 100 percent of the time.

“When [they] start listening to the unedited, you probably don’t know,” he admits. “I think [us as parents] started noticing it when our son got more into playing basketball and [rap music] was motivating him to play harder,” Mrs. Smith chimed in.

To put it frankly, PG-13 ratings and parental advisory labels are close cousins.

The Jet also pointed out the apparent relationship between Hip-Hop and basketball cultures, seeing that the both are rooted in the streets.

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Though you might not have heard the name Axel Arigato, chances are your boyfriend has. The stealth sneaker label is among a new wave of footwear labels, such as Common Projects and Eytys, who are championing the look of polished athleticism, and now Axel Arigato just launched its first women’s collection. “Simplistic style with luxe detailing,” is how Swedish designer and cofounder Max Svärdh describes the aesthetic. The Axel Arigato slip-ons and high-tops certainly have the look, feel, and style of a fashion sneaker, but thankfully without the couture price tag; in fact, their most coveted kicks often sell out online in a matter of weeks.

The new women’s shoes come by popular demand too, after multiple pleas from female sneaker heads on social media. The resulting collection sees the brand’s signature style made over in bold and delicate colorways alike, from a dusty pink slip-on to an oxblood ostrich embossed lace-up. They’re sneakers that fit into the kind of an urban wardrobe that runs the gamut of minimalist Céline dresses and graphic tees from Supreme. “If you’re a strong, fearless, and selfless woman,” says Svärdh with a smile, “we have the shoes for you.”

 

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Only six months ago, Alessandro Michele was promoted from head accessories designer at Gucci to his new post as the label’s creative director. In short, it was huge news.

The lofty position obviously drew a white-hot spotlight to his first major collection, Fall 2015. Michele quickly impressed critics with his ’70s-inspired, relaxed luxury designs — and fashion insiders and fans alike have been waiting for the collection’s campaign.

Well, the wait is over. We’re thrilled to offer an exclusive first look at Gucci’s Fall 2015 campaign.

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“I wanted to bring my creative vision to life through this advertising campaign, the first one featuring my collections,” Michele told The Huffington Post. “I decided to go back to the streets, as with the Cruise collection I just showed in New York. I believe there is a fluid and organic contamination that exists between the catwalk and the street. Fashion, especially ready-to-wear, is something real, made for everyday and for everyone to express their own creativity and individuality.”

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Floral printed logo handbags, ruffled frocks and fur-lined loafers certainly speak to that mission. The campaign was photographed by Glen Luchford, who captured models Tessa Charlotte Bruinsma, Tobias Lundh, Lia Pavlova, and Sven de Vries dressed in the eye-catching designs in an urban backdrop — a place of “unexpected events, rifts, remnants and amnesias” and a place for “mingling of reality and desire,” Michele said in a press release.

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Make sure to check out a preview of Gucci’s Fall 2015 commercial at the top of this post, and let us know what you think of the campaign in the comments section.


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