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Runway Report: Fendi FW18 Couture

Fendi is famous for their legacy fur craftsmanship and use of lavishness and rare materials – so it was astonishing to see a much more understated use of fur at this F/W 2019 haute couture presentation.  There was a beautiful line up of translucent gowns with modest sequence adorned with frayed chiffon – which, in fact, resembled mink. But for a house very much rooted in fur – there were really only a handful of stunning coats and jackets made or accessorized with real fur. As Brunschwig explained backstage, “we are not distancing ourselves from fur, we are offering clients a choice. There are those who absolutely don’t mind it, and there are others who want to buy something other than fur.”

The collection felt terrifically retro – from patched up and pieced oversize collars, to full skirts and eccentric cat-eye make-up. The storyline was definitely one of nostalgia and futurisms. Here is a brand known for exquisite event dressing, trying to tell a story of a new type of female – one that is powerful and opinioned, but subtle and respectful.

In many ways, this was an incredible cultural moment for the house of Fendi.

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Hell hath no fury like after Donald Trump’s joint press conference with Vladimir Putin.

In true 2018 woke dictionary fashion, following Trump’s comments in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, the official Twitter account brutally subtweeted the U.S. president. 

For today’s burn — after listening to Trump trash the FBI, the Mueller probe, and Hillary Clinton (again), all while congratulating Russia and failing to defend his own country — felt compelled to define two very different words: “Patriot” and “Traitor.”

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Inverted jeans are here to ruin your day


Inverted jeans are now a thing.

Did anyone ask for them? No. But here they are, and since they are here, let’s discuss.

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No one asked for this.

No one asked for this.

Image: Cie Denim

Like an M.C. Escher illustration of the apparel world, these jeans will confuse and dumbfound you to the point of extreme mental exhaustion. You’ll ask yourself questions, like: Where do they begin? Where do they end? Where is the nearest dumpster for me to jump into?

What's wrong with a simple boot cut?

What’s wrong with a simple boot cut?

Image: Cie denim

And if the design of these denim products alone don’t bewilder you, please consider their outrageous cost. The shorts and pants made by Cie Denim are being sold for $385 and $495, respectively.  Read more…

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Historical drama ‘Colette’ trailer looks like a Keira Knightley movie mashup


Every few years, the planets align and Hollywood must produce a new period drama starring Keira Knightley. In the trailer for Colette, Knightley plays the title character, a woman resisting societal norms while experiencing the thrill of forbidden romance.

So, all her movies.

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Directed by Wash Westmoreland, Colette is based on a true story. She marries Willy (Dominic West), a successful writer, and begins writing for him. According to a summary sent by Bleecker Street, “Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.” Read more…

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England’s soccer manager has sparked a revival of the waistcoat — here’s how tailors say you should wear one

Gareth Southgate, Manager of England celebrates at the final whistle following victory during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia.Clive Rose / Getty Images

Waistcoats are back — thanks to England soccer manager Gareth Southgate.
Retailers have reported a spike in sales of the garment since the beginning of the FIFA World Cup tournament.
Business Insider spoke to tailors to find out how the waistcoat should and shouldn’t be worn.

England soccer manager Gareth Southgate is launching a revival.

Not only has he rejuvenated an England side that had previously not reached a World Cup semi-final in 28 years, but he’s also brought the waistcoat back from the dead.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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Guess The Celeb Rocking Blue Hair In THIS Throwback Pic!

Blue hair, don’t care!

On Thursday, this A-list actor shared a throwback pic (above) on Instagram of when he rocked an interesting ‘do in the early 2000s.

Related: Guess The Topless Celeb Sunbathing!

The thespian is currently starring in the play Straight White Men at Second Stage Theater, and last year, was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in a gay coming-of-age drama film.

Who is the celeb??

Armie Hammer! See his full post (below):

#tbt when I thought it would be cool to dye my hair blue… thanks Aunt Candy (@candaceg6) for the picture and thank you for coming tonight to Straight White Men with Uncle Steve (@steveygarvey6) and also sharing this gem… good Lord, why didn’t anyone tell me this was a bad idea?! Thank you mom (@druhammer) for putting up with me. And by the way, the early 2000s, fashion wise, were rough. #dodgerblueA post shared by Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) on Jul 5, 2018 at 10:35pm PDT

[Image via Armie Hammer/Instagram.]

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Pharrell Williams wore an $815,500 watch to Paris Fashion Week

Recording artist Pharrell Williams performs onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Pharrell Williams arrived at Chanel’s Haute Couture show in Paris in style.
The recording artist wore Chanel (obviously) and a notable accessory.
The Richard Mille RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost Watch on his wrist retails at $815,500.
There are only 30 of them in the world.

Pharrell Williams didn’t come to Paris Fashion Week to blend in.

He arrived at the Chanel Haute Couture show draped in Chanel — of course — and one eye-catching accessory.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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Here’s what the terms DOC and DOCG mean on your prosecco bottle — and how to spot a fake


Conterfeit fizz is reportedly on the rise.
There are certain markers on a bottle that will tell you whether it’s a certified prosecco DOC or DOCG.
Read on to learn the difference between the two.

It’s summertime and the fizz should be well and truly flowing. 

While crémant and English sparkling wine are steadily gaining popularity among those who don’t have the spare cash to invest in champers, our old friend prosecco is still mighty popular. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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The best places to find queer joy on Instagram


This post is part of Me, online, Mashable’s ongoing series digging into online identities.

If you were a queer kid growing up in the early ’10s, Tumblr, not school, was where you found community.

Tumblr was home to some of the internet’s gayest Disney Princess memes. It was where you went for the best transmasc fashion, queer Harry Potter fan fiction, lesbian spells, and sometimes even a little bit of love. Queer teens disproportionately used the platform, studies found. 

But Tumblr’s financials are bleak, and its role in queer culture has quietly diminished. Instead, it’s Instagram — an equally visual medium somewhat sheltered from Reddit’s trolls, Twitter’s bots, and Facebook’s morons — to which queer culture has moved.  Read more…

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Genius Lifehacker Shows How To Turn Aluminium Can Into A Mini Barbecue Grill

The word ‘barbecue’ typically stirs up images of large get togethers, backyards and of course a large grilling machine in the center of it all. Well let’s be real not all of us have the luxury of living in a house with a backyard or even enough green to hold a barbecue, well ‘Rincon Util’ or ‘Mr.Useful’ is here with a simple solution.
This life-hack YouTuber has created a simple step-by-step DIY project, where you can create your own own barbecue! No it’s not some elaborate MacGyver style creation. Using simply an aluminum can, screws, bolts, a small hinge and knob anyone can fashion together a mini barbecue machine. Bored Panda has all the steps for you below. Just try not to set anything on fire!

This is one very doable DIY project

Watch the whole process in the video

People seemed to have mixed reactions

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