Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TYRA BANKS WILL TEACH A COURSE AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY


Next year, after Rita Ora fills her shoes at "ANTM," media and beautymogul Tyra Banks will help teach a business course for graduate students at Stanford University. The class, called "Project You: Building and Extending your Personal Brand," is run by management professor and former producer Allison Kluger, who tapped Banks as a co-lecturer after seeing the supermodel speak at an event for the university's Stanford Women in Businessorganization.

BEYONCÉ RELEASES NEW 'LEMONADE' MERCH


Hold up, there's new "Lemonade" merch
Just as we've begun to hit #peakmerch, OG merch purveyor Beyoncé dropped a second wave of "Lemonade"-inspired product that includes some pretty great iPhone cases, "dad hats" (their words, not ours) and cropped sweatshirts. {Shop.beyonce.com via High Snobiety}

A MAC X TARAJI P. HENSON COLLABORATION IS COMING NEXT MONTH


Every time we start to think that MAC has already collaborated with every celebrity and entertainment franchise imaginable (Selena, Trolls, Ariana Grande, Star Trek — you get it), we're caught off guard by yet another genius partnership. The latest? Taraji P. Henson. Yes, MAC, yes.

Why Is Under Armour’s Olympic Star Wearing Nike on Sports Illustrated?


BALTIMORE, United States — Michael Phelps, the crown jewel of Under Armour’s Olympic athletes, is wearing Nike sweatpants, swoosh and all, on the cover of the latest Sports Illustrated magazine.
In the world of sports marketing, this constitutes a colossal screw-up. Superstar athletes — and their agents, managers, and marketing teams — are hyper-aware of what brands they wear, because they earn so much money from endorsements.

Vogue Paris to Launch Fashion Festival


PARIS, France — As audiences migrate online and advertisers shift their spend away from print magazines, major fashion publishers like Hearst and Condé Nast are increasingly extending their most popular brands into new areas of business, from events to education. Now, the French edition of Vogue, published by Condé Nast France, a division of Condé Nast International, is set to launch the inaugural Vogue Paris Fashion Festival, a two-day event that will sprawl through the gilded halls of the prestigious Hôtel Potocki on Avenue Friedland in Paris on November 4th and 5th.

This Graphic Logo Tee Is About To Be Everywhere


If you think that graphic T-shirts are just for kids, think again. They're hands down one of the biggest things going in fashion, something that both popular skate brands and high-end luxury houses have tackled, and their popularity only seems to be growing as we look to fall and winter.
Take, for example, Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander who brought the crowd to its feet at the V Festival in England while wearing a white vintage-style logo T-shirt from Gucci's resort 2017 collection.

While this logo shirt is a brand new drop from the brand (sadly it hasn't surfaced to buy online quite yet), the current Gucci craze has caused a noticeable uptick in vintage logo tees from the brand. Justin Theroux found his own badass version and sported it earlier this summer. Jared Leto and Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele both wore the logo hoodies recently, and versions were spotted on the street at the recent menswear shows in Europe.

A quick search shows that that vintage versions of the shirt are hard to come by, even on resale meccas like Grailed and eBay, which must mean the retro versions are in high demand. So keep hitting refresh on gucci.com for the new version, which should hit the shelves any day now.

Kobe Bryant Is the Head of a New Venture Capital Firm with a Kobe-Designed Logo


Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant, right, and investor Jeff Stibel are contributing their own money…
Meet Kobe Bryant, venture capitalist.

The retired NBA star will today unveil his venture-capital fund, a $100 million vehicle for investing in technology, media and data companies.

Mr. Bryant, who turns 38 Tuesday, isn’t going it alone: He is partnering with 43-year-old Jeff Stibel, a longtime entrepreneur and investor who was introduced to Mr. Bryant by a mutual friend. They have named their firm Bryant Stibel and will be based in the Los Angeles area.

Why You Need A Light-Wash Denim Jacket


When it comes to denim jackets it's typical to reach for deep, dark indigo shades in the cold-weather months, and leave the light-wash thing for spring (if you touch it at all). This fall, however, don't be so quick to hang up those pale, had-it-for-a-hundred-years hues.

The Colorful World of Pablo: Inside Kanye West's Bid for Global Merch Domination


 "Saint Pablo," the closing track of his most recent album, The Life of Pablo, Kanye West raps, "I know I am the most influential." While that might seem like the most Kanye West thing Kanye West has ever said, know that today kids lined up outside pop-up stores around the world, from Los Angeles to Cape Town and beyond, just to buy his $55 T-shirts.

The New Uniqlo Commercial for Men Will Give You Wardrobe Anxiety


For a small percentage of guys, getting dressed in the morning is a complete and total pleasure. But for most of us (even the ones who put outfits together for a living!), there are days when the simple act of covering your ass can turn into an endless ritual so wracked with meaning and import that completing it diminishes the very light within your soul.

RIHANNA TO LAUNCH FIRST FENTY X PUMA COLLECTION IN SEPTEMBER


Mark your calendars. Rihanna is about to unleash her first Fenty x Puma collection.

According to RiRi, the clothing line will be available for purchase on Sept. 6.

COMING SOON! MY #FENTYXPUMA DEBUT COLLECTION DROPS SEPTEMBER 6. PIC.TWITTER.COM/QTY5HBMGYV

— RIHANNA (@RIHANNA) AUGUST 22, 2016

DJ KHALED, CHRIS BROWN, AUGUST ALSINA, & RICK ROSS SHOOT ‘DO YOU MIND’ VIDEO


Another one. After shooting a video in the Bahamas for the Nas-assisted “Nas Album Done,” DJ Khaled gathered more of his famous friends for the “Do You Mind” visual.

Of course, the Snapchat King took to social media to share behind-the-scenes clips from the shoot for the Major Key single, which features Chris Brown, Future, Rick Ross, August Alsina, Jeremih, and Nicki Minaj.

FRANK OCEAN’S ‘BLONDE’ SET TO DEBUT AT NO. 1


Frank Ocean is headed to the top of the Billboard 200 for the first time ever thanks to Blonde.

According to Billboard, industry forecasters predict that the album, which dropped Saturday (Aug. 20) exclusively through Apple, will sell 225,000 equivalent album units in its first week.

Meek Mill Drops $380,000 On Bentayga SUV


According to TMZ, Meek Mill spent almost 400,000 of his hard-earned dollars to ruin 2 Chainz dreams of being the first rapper ridin’ ’round and gettin’ it in the brand new Bentley truck.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Crème Design Completes Mr. Purple in New York



Brooklyn, New York-based Crème Design has completed the Mr. Purple rooftop bar and restaurant for the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York.



Located on the hotel’s 15th floor, the indoor-outdoor F&B outlet is the Gerber Group’s first downtown property and nods to the neighborhood with locally inspired dishes, loft-like interiors, and a creative concept based on Mr. Purple—a fictitious local artist who is a mysterious and free-spirited loner.