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Typically, it’s awards season’s loudest red carpet. But Sunday night’s Grammys fashion was unusually quiet — and covered up.
Without Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande, who ditched the awards show after creative differences with producers (but wore her Zac Posen gown on Instagram anyway), the diva quotient was down, with only Cardi B’s meme-generating vintage 1995 Thierry Mugler Venus on the half shell look, and Janelle Monae’s sharp-shouldered Jean Paul Gaultier couture minidress to get armchair critics going.
Even Lady Gaga, who famously arrived at the 2011 Grammys in an Armani egg pod, played it relatively safe (she’s a movie star now, after all), wearing a silver, side-ruffle gown by Hedi Slimane for Celine (a no-brainer given that she attended his first women’s ready-to-wear show in October).
Long gone were the nearly nude looks of years past; instead of baring her naval in daring green Versace circa 2000, Jennifer Lopez went with a modest, crystal-embellished mint green Ralph and Russo column gown, and covered her face with a wide-brim hat; Miley Cyrus worked an oversized circa 2019 Mugler suit with a side of cleavage, and H.E.R. was outfitted in a custom Coach purple jacquard jumpsuit.
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As one of the premiere names in adventure footwear, Danner made its name on adventure boots as stylish on the sidewalk as they are sturdy on the trail. As one of the premiere destinations in men’s gear, Huckberry made its name showcasing the best gear for men in one online destination. Now these two renowned companies have come together on an exclusive collaboration that celebrates the best of both brands.
The Danner X Huckberry Vertigo 917 Goldrush is the first collab between the San Francisco retailer and Portland’s legendary bootmaker, and it’s only available at Huckberry. The Vertigo 917 has a sneaker-like soft outsole and supple full-grain leather upper, and it’s 100 percent waterproof. This means it’s not just comfortable but functional, both on the pavement and in the dirt. Basically, it’s a sneaker-boot.
Huckberry put its own spin on the Vertigo 917 by giving it a brand-new golden colorway, a Vibram gum sole, suede heel, and exclusive Huckberry branding on the tongue. The Gore-Tex lining makes it waterproof while allowing your feet to breathe. It has a pliable, three-layer removable Ortholite footbed, and the rubberized midsole is softer and far more durable than traditional EVA. The exclusive gummed Vibram outsole is made of XS Trek rubber for durability and traction. And a modernized version of Danner’s trademark stitchdown construction has cupsole technology that allows the Goldrush to have a wider platform while eliminating the sidewall. The nylon, Chukka-like stretchy nylon shank adds even more flexibility and comfort.
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We were lucky enough to get an exclusive opportunity to try out the Danner X Huckberry Vertigo 917s and can honestly say this may be the most comfortable boot we’ve ever worn—certainly the most comfortable Danners. They’re super lightweight and extremely versatile. We wore them to the office and found they go as well with chinos as they do with jeans; we wore them to see a band at a club and were on our feet hours with no complaints. And they are, indeed, weatherproof, as we discovered on an extremely wet and rainy weekend in the city.
We also found that they fit better than other Danners we’ve worn. In the past, Danners have always been tight in the toe and almost too firm in the sole for extensive urban trekking; not so with the Vertigo 917 Goldrush. The last is based on the original Vertigo footbed, but is wider and more forgiving, as the supple leather sidewalls and flexible construction don’t give our feet the squeeze. (Note: We’ve been accused of having hobbit feet and these boots don’t come in Wide widths, so we ordered a half-size up. The fit is ideal: snug but not too tight.) Furthermore, the gum sole allows for traction and flexibility that’s key to hiking the urban jungle.
The Danner X Huckberry Vertigo 917 Goldrush is available now, exclusively at Huckberry, for $ 220.
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This Polar Vortex is nothing to mess with. Now is the time of year when when winter’s claws begin to sink deep below the skin, gripping our bones with the kind of chill we won’t be able to shake till April. Thankfully, advances in heated clothing technology have made it easier to get the gear we need to fight that chill. The Gobi Heat Nomad 5 Zone jacket sounds exactly like the right kind of weapon.
Formerly known as Dragon Heatwear, Gobi Heat is a Utah-based heated apparel company with products that include heated jackets, hoodies, pants, gloves, and socks. With 18 different heated apparel products, Gobi is quickly becoming a leader in the heated apparel industry.
The hooded Nomad is a comfortable puffer made of wind- and water-resistant polyester and a filled with cruelty-free filling. Light and packable, it has five heat zones fired by carbon-fiber heating elements: one on each upper breast, one on each side of the belly, and a large one in the back. The two outer zip pockets are ideally placed over the lower heating elements, so your hands get some love, too. This time of year, that’s a godsend.
The one-touch controller has three heat settings: Low, Medium, and High, giving you full control over your body temperature. And the bright, easy-to-spot LED indicator makes it a cinch to know exactly where you’re at. The ultra-slim 6700 mAh/7.4 volt battery pack is about the size of a smart phone and slides into an inner pocket gives up to 10 hours of battery life without the additional bulk of other heated apparel batteries we’ve seen.
For now, the Nomad comes only in Onyx, er, black. But it’s available in sizes from Small to XXL, which is great. It’s got YKK zippers and is machine washable. The only caveat is that it fits snug and runs a bit small overall, so “big and tall” guys may want to size up. But at least you won’t need to throw a bunch of layers under it before you head out.
Seeing so many all-white fashion looks on the Critic’s Choice Awards blue carpet Sunday night, you might have thought Hollywood was making another political statement, following last year’s all-black fashion action at the Golden Globes to protest gender inequality.
But the trend is just a trend, at least according to Allison Janney. “We’re all just feeling it,” she said, looking a bit like a superhero in a white Alberta Ferretti cape and pants look, piled high with Neil Lane diamonds.
“Perhaps it is a subconscious message of hope. Brighter times ahead,” added her stylist Tara Swennen.
Or perhaps Hollywood stars, like so many others this January, are obsessed with organization guru Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show, “Tidying Up!” Whatever the reason, the fashion news of the night was a clean sweep. Emily Blunt seemed to get the memo, wearing a crystal-embroidered white silk Prada gown that her stylist Jessica Paster described as “fresh and simple.” Constance Wu romanced in Rodarte, and Lady Gaga in billowy blush Calvin Klein (though sadly, without hair colored to match this time).
Women wore the pants—a lot, with Julia Roberts choosing a deconstructed tuxedo by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton and Claire Foy projecting power in a navy blue asymmetrical
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Drake finally picked up his smartphone and took to Instagram to address at least one portion of Pusha T’s scathing “The Story Of Adidon” diss track. With the Virginia rapper using a photo of the Canadian superstar in Blackface, Drizzy clarified the reasons behind the picture but nothing else.
“I know everyone is enjoying the circus but I want to clarify one image in question,” Drake wrote Wednesday (May 30) at 10:55PM.
He added, “The picture is from 2007, a time in my life when I was an actor and I was working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and type cast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.
Drizzy goes on to say that he and fellow actor Mazin Elsadig were attempting to highlight the battles they had as young Black actors trying to get into the game. Elsadig, 30, is an actor of Sudanese descent and worked with Drake as a cast member of Degrassi: The Next Generation.
What we’re wondering is of all the flame Push gave Drake, including claims of a kid with a porn star chief among them, it is beyond curious he chose this as a moment to speak out. Stay tuned as this will surely heat up over the next few days.
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Took new scarf back to store because it was too tight.
Fired from pharmacy job for failing to print labels….. Helllloooo!!!…….bottles won’t fit in printer!!!
Got really excited…..finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 months….. Box said ‘ 2-4 years!’
Trapped on escalator for hours … Power went out!!!
Tried to make Kool Aid…..wrong instructions…. 8 cups of water won’t fit into those little packets!!!
Tried to go water skiing……. Couldn’t find a lake with a slope.
Lost breast stroke swimming competition….. Learned later, the other swimmers cheated, they used their arms!!!
Got locked out of my car in rain storm…… Car swamped because soft-top was open.
The capital of California is ‘C’…..isn’t it???
Hate M & M’s….. They are so hard to peel.
Baked turkey for 4 1/2 days …. Instructions said 1 hour per pound and I weigh 108!!
Couldn’t call 911. ‘Duh’…..there’s no ‘eleven’ button on the stupid phone!!!
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“She’s kind of a nomad…a Polish, bohemian nomad,” designer Gilles Mendel spoke of Talitha Getty, the muse to his latest collection. While the iconic, free-spirit inspired the feel of his pre-fall collection, the color palette was prompted by Mark Rothko’s signature “Multiforms” works. “Coming here, to me, is like coming to the dressing room of the chicest girl in town,” Mendel mused. Inspired by the late Sixties and early Seventies, the collection looked glamorous and modern in Mendel’s DNA: pleated tulle overlay gowns, embroidered skirts and dresses and ruffled blouses.
Mendel enjoyed mixing unusual color combinations, plum with burnt orange, with his luxe and refined silhouettes. His best looks came in burnt velvet — a texture “so rich, that whatever you wear, you feel refined,” Mendel noted, like a vintage rose dress top with Seventies flared trousers or a floor-length gold gown with bishop sleeves. Luxurious, unfinished and reversible furs added to the beautiful and lavish feel of the collection. Overall, the contrast of Rothko’s work against a modern, bohemian spirit suited Mendel.
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The iPhone X is packed with some of the most cutting edge smartphone tech, including its camera. Naturally, we tested Face ID, its selfie mode and full HD slo-mo while bouncing around at a trampoline park.
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