Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kanye West Talks Hope for Humanity’s Future


When Kanye West was on the cover of TIME in 2005, promoting his second album, the magazine noted that the rapper strives to be all things to all people, concluding, “He just might succeed.” Nearly ten years, five albums, and countless provocative statements later, West appears to have gotten as close to that goal as a recording artist can get: A cultural colossus who’s as comfortable showing a fashion collection as performing at the Grammys or sharing the contours of his personal life with Ellen DeGeneres and her viewers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SLAM JAM X PUMA STATES “TAN”


We’ve already seen the 25th Anniversary Pack from Slam Jam and PUMA, featuring the latter’s Trinomic XT2 Plus and States in a sleek black colorway.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BEATS BY DR. DRE PRESENTS SOLO2 WIRELESS HEAPHONES IN NEW METALLIC COLORS


Beats by Dr. Dre has unveiled three new special-edition colors for its Solo2 Wireless Headphones. The trio of new hues — Space Grey, Silver and Gold — add a metallic finish to the sleekly designed cans, with no visible screws and plenty of flowing curves to enhance the streamlined aesthetic.

THERE’S A $32 MILLION CONDO (NOT MANSION) IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS


The current owners of the 11,000 square foot condo located at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, hedge fund Stuart Leaf and his wife, have put the Brooklyn Heights home back on the market. The condo, that takes over three floors and a combination of nine units, includes six bedrooms, a 3,500-bottle wine room, a rock-climbing wall and a screening room.

PARIS BAGUETTE IS SERVING UP SWEET TREATS DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN


Why travel to Paris, when it’s already in Downtown Brooklyn.
Last week, the Korean pastry franchise, Paris Baguette opened to a slew of excited dessert fanatics. On the busy corner of Court and Schermerhorn, the restaurant that serves of some of the best Parisian style breads, pastries, cakes, gourmet sandwiches and coffee, fits it’s first Brooklyn location in the changing neighborhood.

CLINTON HILL’S BROKEN ANGEL CONDOS START AT COOL $1.1 MILLION




The four-story home that was a staple in the community was previously owned by Arthur Wood, an artist popular in the neighborhood. The property has since been purchased by Barrett Design and Development for, get this, a whopping $4.1 million.

Clinton Hill's Broken Angel Condos Start At Cool $1.1 Million 

Chelsea Clinton Covers Elle's May Issue

Amid rampant speculation that Hillary Clinton will officially announce her presidential campaign on Sunday, Elle just revealedthat a Chelsea Clinton profile is the cover story for the magazine's May issue. On the cover, the former first daughter wears a black Gucci dress and Cartier jewelry, and in another photo on Elle's website, she wears an all-black outfit with a Derek Lam blouse, Stella McCartney trousers and Brian Atwood heels.

17 Tough-but-Pretty Leather and Suede Jackets Perfect for Spring

Do you know why bikers favor leather jackets over, say, twill trench coats? Not only are they instrumental in communicating "tough guy," but they're also windproof. And what season is more notorious for wind than spring? Leather jackets—particularly of the biker variety—tend to get shuttled into autumn territory, but they're actually a great springtime solution, too.

Nike's New Commercials Feature Normals Who Aren't That Into Working Out

Nike's new TV commercial has to feature the shakiest plank ever seen in a Nike ad. But that's the point of the brand's massive new campaign called #betterforit, which encourages women of all fitness levels to hit their own personal athletic goals. The campaign is part of Nike's push to expand its women's apparel line, a $5 billion business that Nike expects to grow another $2 billion by 2017.

LOUIS VUITTON SAYS SALES ARE STRONG UNDER NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE


Although LVMH does not break out sales numbers for individual brands in its quarterly earnings reports, the company has been enthusiastic in its praise for Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghesquière — even before his products hit the sales floor this fall. The praise has continued now that LVMH has real sales data to back it up.

THE HAIR EXTENSIONS BUSINESS IS FINALLY GETTING THE MAKEOVER IT DESERVES


Nicole Sanchez is a natural entrepreneur. A graduate of Harvard Business School and former consultant at Bain & Company, she was out on the fundraising circuit for a different startup when she came up with the idea for hair-extensions company Vixxenn. “I was changing my hair extensions, because I was going to all of these different events," she says. "But instead of talking about my business, we ended up talking about my hair."

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The music streaming company Jay Z bought for $56 million last month is now worth $250 million


Jay Z completed his acquisition of Swedish music streaming company Aspiro in March, paying out $56 million. Now, just weeks after his bid was accepted, Aspiro is valued at $250 million, the New York Post reports.
Sprint, and its parent company Softbank, have reportedly invested in Aspiro, and own a minority stake in the company.

IGGY AZALEA, SAM SMITH LEAD BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS


Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are among the top finalists for the Billboard Music Awards 2015.
The “Stay With Me” crooner continues his victory lap with 13 nods, only trailing Taylor Swift (14), while Iggy racks up 12 including Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Rap Artist.
The Aussie rapper will face off with J. Cole, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Rae Sremmurd in the latter category.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

KERRY WASHINGTON COVERS THE EDIT



Kerry Washington poses in looks from Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Marni and Loewe for the gorgeous April cover story of Net-a-Porter's online magazine The Edit. In an interview with DKNY's Aliza Licht, the "Scandal" star dishes on the difference between herself and her character Olivia Pope, and her strategy behind tweeting while in labor. {Net-a-Porter}

GIGI HADID COVERS 'ADWEEK


Nineteen-year-old Gigi Hadid is front and center on the cover of Adweek's "Millennial Issue," posing as the poster child for the new wave of digitally savvy models using social media as a form of insurance against aging out. {Adweek}