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Release Date: 2019
Style Code: AT3102-006
Aside from the upcoming CLOT x Air Jordan 13 Low Terracotta release, there appears to be another CLOT x Air Jordan 13 Low collab in the works that will have the shoes dressed in a Black and Infrared color scheme.
The CLOT x Air Jordan 13 Low Black Infrared comes dressed in a Black suede and reflective 3M mesh upper with Infrared accents found throughout. The shoe will also come with Clot x Jumpman logos noted on the tongues and heels.
As of right now, no release date for the CLOT x Air Jordan 13 Low Black Infrared has been announced, but it is expected to release early 2019 at select Jordan Brand retailers for the retail price of $200. Stay tuned as more info begins to surface.
Update (12/3/2018): The CLOT x Air Jordan 13 Low Black Infrared is leaked. Expected to release early on in 2019 for $200.
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Jordan Brand recently dropped this new colorway of the Air Jordan 1 Mid that has the model dressed in a Team Orange and Black color scheme placed on it’s leather upper. The Orange and Black motif is then accompanied by the Sail-like hue on the underlays, toe box and tongue, and the Blue noted on the laces and branding. A little bit of NY Knicks vibe on this shoe, don’t you think?
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It is being reported that the Nike Air Trainer 3 Medicine Ball will be getting the retro treatment sooner rather than later.
This colorway of the Nike Air Trainer 3 (Bo Jackson’s third signature shoe) comes dressed in a White, Midnight Navy, Ginger, and Light Bone color scheme. Standout details on the shoe include the White leather upper offset by the Ginger and Navy Blue hits placed on the overlays, branding, midsole and lining. The strap and lacing system/heel counter come dressed in a Light Bone hue just like it did back in 1998 when the shoe made its official debut.
No release date for the Nike Air Trainer 3 Medicine Ball has been announced, but it is expected to release very soon. Stay tuned.
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Expect a few Nike Air Max2 Light releases to take place in 2019. One of those releases is the Nike Air Max2 Light University Gold you see above. This classic Air Max model from the 90s (made its debut in 1994) comes dressed in a University Gold, Flash Crimson, and Racer Blue color scheme constructed out of mesh and leather. University Gold and White take care of the majority of the shoe, while Crimson can be found on the Swoosh and Blue on the tongues, Air Max bubble and rubber outsole.
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Kanye has been super busy tweeting about Drake this past day or so. That said, he still found time to take a selfie that shows what appears to be a new Yeezy Boot done in an all-Black colorway.
The unnamed Yeezy Boot us rumored to possibly be one of Kanye’s earlier sketches for the upcoming Yeezy 2019 footwear. Could this be it (chief)? The boot rocks an all-Black upper with details such as a circular pull tab on the tongue, a chunky midsole and what appears to be a translucent or patent leather shroud.
Get a first look at the boot above and stay tuned as more info begins to surface.
Undefeated and Converse have linked up to release a collaborative version of the Converse Chuck 70. Shown above, this Undefeated x Converse Chuck 70 is inspired by varsity jackets by using a chenille embroidery all across the upper. The design of the shoe features a tiger’s head in black, orange and red placed on top of an off -White sole complimented by the Chuck Taylor branding stamp on the heel.
Look for the Undefeated x Converse Chuck 70 to release at select retailers such as Foot District beginning 12/15.
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The Saucony Azura made its debut back in 1988. It was marketed as a quick and light outdoor running shoe equipped with advanced technical innovation. The Saucony Azura’s most notable feature is without a doubt the Torsional Rigidity Bar (TRB) that wraps the perimeter of the shoe designed to disperse shock, increase energy return and enhance midfoot support.
The Azura consists of a compression-moulded EVA midsole foam that provides more than enough cushioning, while Saucony’s ‘Stabil Wrap’ functionality provded optimal support and precise control. The shoe is constructed out of microsuede and a ripstop mesh that keeps everything light, ventilated and durable. Below you will find Saucony’s patented triangular-lug rubber tread ideal for not so ideal weather conditions. 80s vibes is found on the shoe by way of Azura’s tri-colour logo placed just below the ankle.
Look for the Saucony Azura to return once more at Saucony and Saucony retailers beginning December 18th for $85.
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The Nike Zoom Fly SP just released in this brand new USA colorway. This new coloway of the model comes dressed in a translucent upper accented by the Red, White and Blue accents that create the USA motif.
Rocking an official color scheme listed as White/Flash Crimson-Metallic Silver, the shoe comes with Crimson hits on the Swoosh branding, Navy hits on the linear designs throughout the upper and White on the heel and sole.
Unveiled earlier this week, we now have even more images of next year’s Air Jordan 6 PRM Pony Hair release. This time around we get to see what the shoes look like on-feet.
This premium version of the Air Jordan 6 comes with a Black snakeskin upper with pony hair overlays on the heel, side panel, and toe box. The all-Black look is then offset by the Concord accents that can be found on the Jumpman tongue, heel pull tab, insole, and midsole. Adding an OG feel to the shoe is the Nike Air branded heels. Below you will find a Black and Concord midsole paired up with an icy translucent outsole.
As of right now, the Air Jordan 6 PRM Pony Hair is slated to release in limited numbers during the first quarter of 2019. For the time being, be sure to bookmark our Air Jordan 6 PRM Pony Hair hub page where you will find all the latest release info and images.
Release Date: 2019
Retail Price: TBA
Style Code: AR2257-005
2019 will bring a new premium iteration of the Air Jordan 6. Currently dubbed the Air Jordan 6 PRM Pony Hair, this exotic looking version of the Air Jordan 6 comes with a Black snakeskin upper with pony hair overlays on the heel, side panel, and toe box. The all-Black look is then offset by the Concord accents that can be found on the Jumpman tongue, heel pull tab, insole, and midsole. Adding an OG feel to the shoe is the Nike Air branded heels. Below you will find a Black and Concord midsole paired up with an icy translucent outsole.
As of right now, the Air Jordan 6 PRM Pony Hair is slated to release in limited numbers during the first quarter of 2019. Stay tuned as more release info and images begin to surface.
Update: (12/13): Air Jordan 6 PRM Pony Hair is slated to release in limited numbers during the first quarter of 2019.
If there’s anything people like more than burpees, it’s burpees made more difficult, right? Depends on whom you ask, but we know burpees are a gut punch to the athletic ego—that’s why they’re used as punishment in many team settings. When a WOD orders you to perform them, you have no choice but to muster a steely resolve. But would you go so far as to say you hate the exercise? No, because you realize burpees help you build a better, more efficient engine—the defining characteristic of a CrossFitter. By adding box jumps at the end of the move, you put yourself through an athletic grinder that further enhances your horsepower.[RELATED1]
You perform a burpee facing a box, then jump onto the box, to the other side, and repeat for reps. When jumping onto the box, maintain “soft” knees to ease into the landing. As you dismount, keep knees bent and rotate in the air so that when you land you’re facing the right direction for the next burpee. Carefully eye your landings, both on the box and on the ground. There’s also incentive to bring your feet all the way to your hands on the burpees: If you’re short, you’ll have a longer jump to the box.
Burpee box jump-overs are just one component of this physique-shredding gantlet.
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes[RELATED2]
The January issue of Muscle & Fitness features the workout tips, muscle-building recipes, and motivation you need to sculpt your dream physique and hit your strength goals in 2019.
Our January cover star and 2018 Arnold Classic Physique champ, Andre Ferguson, shares a roster of moves that will have your gains showing through your winter layers. Plus, get to know Instagram powerlifting star Larry Wheels and take a page from his book with a deadlift workout that’s as brutal as you’d expect from the world-record-setting 24-year-old lifter.
Whether you’re after a set of chiseled abs, bulging biceps, a double-wide back, or legs like tree trunks in 2019, we’ve got workouts for every goal. And in the spirit of bulking season, we provide you with some winter recipes, including a few unexpectedly pumped-up salads, to help you get more mass on.
If quick progress is your priority, check out our 2019 Emergency Shred plan to get lean in a hurry. And for those starting from square one, we take it back to basics with 15 tips for creating the perfect game plan to transform yourself this year.
And since Muscle & Fitness also incorporates FLEX, you’ll find even more training and diet tips to help you make serious gains in the gym. In this issue, we give you our top 10 most aesthetic physiques from bodybuilding’s Golden Era, along with some hard-hitting workout routines that’ll bring you closer to the standard they set. You’ll also find eight tips to gain serious mass from Dennis James and a can’t-miss, unfiltered interview with Sergio Oliva Jr.
For the latest training methods, no matter where you are on the fitness spectrum, we’ve got it all right here in Muscle & Fitness and FLEX.
Lee Haney cemented himself as one of the best bodybuilders of all time over the course of his eight-year reign as Mr. Olympia, and he didn’t do it without serious dedication and hard work. From head to toe, Haney sculpted every muscle with precision and gained a wealth of knowledge along the way.
In 1988, a little over halfway through his Olympia dynasty, Haney gave some seminars on lifting that were produced on VHS tapes, and it’s advice that you should still use today. His tips may not be what you’d expect from the then-gargantuan Olympia champ—there’s no outrageously heavy weight in this back-to-basics tutorial, for starters—but he does emphasize the importance of stretching between leg curl sets and warming up thoroughly. Check out the video below for Haney’s strategies for bigger, stronger legs.[RELATED1] [RELATED2]
Every bodybuilder in the IFBB Pro League dreams of one day appearing on the Olympia stage. Sergio Oliva Jr. accomplished this feat at just 2 weeks old, when his father, three-time Olympia champion (1967–69) Sergio Oliva Sr., proudly raised him up to the world at the 1984 Olympia. Fast-forward 34 years to Sept. 14, 2018, and Oliva Jr. made history, becoming the first son of an Olympia winner to compete on the O stage. And despite placing 16th in the contest, Oliva Jr. is still regarded as one of the industry’s most promising bodybuilders, thanks in large part to a couple of runner-up finishes in 2018 at the highly competitive Chicago and Tampa pro shows.
The road to the Olympia stage is never an easy one for any competitor, but as you’ll read below, Oliva Jr.’s path has been bumpier than most. In the following Q&A, he shares his heart-wrenching story with brutal honesty, demonstrating, above all else, his determination, resilience, and ability to forgive.
FLEX: What is it like prepping for the Olympia as the son of a bodybuilding legend?
Sergio Oliva Jr.: I had to get ready for that show as two different people. I had to do it as the athlete who needs to do well and suffer, and also as the biggest fan of bodybuilding. I thought it was really cool that older fans of the sport could come up to me and say, “I also saw your dad compete at the Olympia. I saw him hold you up onstage.” It sounds weird, but I think the fact that I knew I wouldn’t win the Olympia kept it from being very stressful. It was the hardest I’ve ever worked and the best I’ve ever looked, but as far as expectations go, it was the least stressful prep I’ve done.
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Did you have a specific goal going into this Olympia?
I just really wanted to finish this year strong. This was the worst year of my entire life, but I got that Olympia qualification, so I just kept telling myself, “If I can step onstage and be one of the 19 best bodybuilders in the world, during the worst year of my life, then next year I’ll automatically be better.”
What made 2018 the worst year of your life?
My wife had an affair. Around the time I won the 2017 New York Pro, she was stuck in Australia due to immigration. When it was almost time for us to get approved, my wife started acting really weird. She was very distant. I thought maybe she was scared and didn’t want to leave her family. So in February 2018, I moved to Australia to be with her until the process was done. Then it got really bad. She kept disappearing. It caused a lot of problems, because I was trying to start my prep for the Chicago Pro. I decided to go back to the States to finish my prep. Then I got a message from a woman in Australia, letting me know that her husband and my wife had been having an affair for at least a year. Her husband had run off with my wife, leaving this woman eight months pregnant. I was devastated. I got off social media and stopped prepping. I needed to get things together.
But you competed at the 2018 Chicago Pro. What changed?
During all of this, the woman in Australia would call me every day. We’d FaceTime, and she’d tell me, “Hey, I’m eight months pregnant, and if I can do this, then you can do it.” I got my heart broken, and I spent a lot of money, but I don’t have this child that I now have to take care of for the rest of my life. She does. It really made me man up. This stranger that I never met got me back on prep, and I competed in Chicago. It was close, too. I only lost by a few points. After the show, one of my old friends suggested we go skydiving. I swear to God, if I had won or none of this had happened with my wife, I would have said, “No way.” But instead I said yes, and I jumped out of a plane a few days later. As I landed on the ground, I looked at my friend and said, “I’m doing the Tampa Pro.” I came in second and got that Olympia qualification, and it made everything else not matter anymore.
You portray your father in the movie Bigger and have expressed mixed emotions about being compared to him on social media. What was it like to play him in a film?
My dad was very unsupportive of my bodybuilding career and pretty much of anything that I did, but I think that he would have gotten a kick out of this. He was a big movie buff. Nothing justifies how my dad treated my mother or me, but I think my dad would be proud and maybe even have hopped onboard with my career. In the movie I look like him, but really I’m not like him at all. My dad was one of the worst people I’ve ever met. A lot of people love my dad, and that’s a big thing that I struggle with in this sport. Sometimes you want to talk about your life, you want to tell the truth, but it kills people’s dreams of their heroes.
What did your dad want you to do for a living?
He’s Cuban—so a baseball player, lawyer, or doctor. And look, I’m older now, so I understand things a little bit differently. When I started out as a bodybuilder, I was 6′ tall and 145 pounds. I looked like the used car lot balloon things. He’s looking at me, going, “Kid, what are you thinking?” My dad escaped from Cuba when he was 18 years old. Castro tried to kill him, and the United States put him in protective services and moved him to Chicago, where he got into bodybuilding and met my mom. He never finished school because he had to work on the farms. And I can’t even imagine what he dealt with in the ‘60s as a black-skinned, Hispanic bodybuilder. He also had this bad falling out with bodybuilding, so he was probably saying to himself, “I went through so much, there’s no way that my son’s gonna struggle and go into this sport that screwed me over.”
So I’m sitting here telling you that I’m not my dad, but here I am. And look how well I’ve done in just two years of being a pro. He didn’t want me to be like him, but I guess I am like him, in a way.
Are you able to forgive him for the way he treated you?
I can forgive my dad for what he did to me, but not for what he did to my mother. [Editor’s Note: According to a 1986 article in the Chicago Tribune, Oliva Sr. struck his wife twice during an explosive altercation.] My mom’s the best person ever, but she’ll be dealing with long-term medical issues, including memory loss, because of him for the rest of her life. My dad was the complete opposite with my sister. It is a Latino thing. The daughter is the princess. I remember that my sister would get gifts on my birthday. But now she still doesn’t have a real job. She’s a deadbeat. Maybe that’s how I would be if he hadn’t been so hard on me. Whether that’s the truth or not, I don’t know, but that’s what I tell myself to be able to forgive him.
So what’s next for you?
It’s crazy because now I’m friends with the wife of the guy who was having an affair with my wife. I am gonna be in her life, and her kid’s life, forever. But not in a romantic way at all. We’re friends, and somehow we got each other through this whole thing from the other side of the world. I’ve gone through stages where I blame myself, and she’s done the same thing, but the baby is so innocent. I know what it feels like to grow up without a father and to have someone who’s just toxic in your life. So now I’m gonna help her raise this kid.
Is there anything else you’d like to say?
You know, in bodybuilding, if you open up about something after you place badly at a show, it’s like, “Oh, you’re just using that as an excuse.” Maybe after reading this, though, people will say, “Wait, he went through this whole entire year, didn’t tell anyone about this, and was dealing with all these demons on his own—and he was still top 19 in the world? Wow, what’s gonna happen next year?” I really believe in myself now, a lot more than I did before. Now that this toxicity is out of my life, I’m excited for what’s to come.
China’s economy isn’t the powerhouse that it once was, and new data sheds light on how the slowdown is playing out for consumers and retailers.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, retail sales rose 8.1 percent in November, the slowest pace since 2003. This figure also fell well short of the 8.8 percent expected by analysts, according to a Reuters poll, despite the impact of Singles’ Day, the Nov. 11 shopping extravaganza that generated $30.8 billion for Alibaba Group this year. In October, growth was similarly weak at 8.6 percent over the same period in 2017.
With luxury brands already taking a beating in the stock market over China-fueled investor fears, the latest indicators don’t offer any relief. Growth in industrial output likewise slowed to 5.4 percent, a pace not seen since early 2016, but retailers will be particularly looking at the drop in consumption as a bad omen for the new year.
What remains to be seen is whether the signs of a cooling economy help or hinder the U.S.’s trade negotiations with China. The two countries agreed to a truce on Dec. 1, both promising not to levy new tariffs or raise existing ones for 90 days while President Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping attempt to negotiate a trade deal. Trump, for one, believes the latest announcement gives the U.S. the upper hand, tweeting that the country “wants to make a big and very comprehensive deal.”
The administration also no doubt wants to assuage the worries of companies, many of whom have opposed the tariff standoff because it raises the cost of doing business.
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American consumers are upping their spending ahead of the holiday shopping season.
According to data released today by the United States Census Bureau, retail sales for November hit $513.5 billion, an increase of 0.2 percent compared with the previous month and 4.2 percent from last year. It marked a crucial month for retailers, with Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales representing a significant chunk of the year’s sales.
The figures, which were primarily offset by lower prices at the pumps, proved even better after excluding volatile categories such as gasoline sales, automobiles, building materials and food services. The Commerce Department reported that core retail sales — an important indicator about the health of the overall economy — handily topped expectations with a 0.9 percent gain last month, following an upwardly revised 0.7 percent improvement in October.
With gas prices dropping nearly 30 cents a gallon to an average of $2.54 by the month’s end, shoppers took some of that extra cash to splurge online. Non-store retailers recorded solid 2.3 percent growth in sales last month, while both department stores and sporting goods stores advanced 0.4 percent. (Clothing accessories stores, however, dipped by 0.2 percent.)
The snapshot follows a July-September period that saw the country’s gross domestic product rise at an annualized rate of 3.5 percent as well as a 49-year low in the unemployment rate at the end of the third quarter. (The report indicated a shift away from traditional brick-and-mortar retail jobs in favor of e-commerce-geared roles.)
The robust reading also comes less than a week before the Federal Reserve’s next meeting, where chair Jerome Powell is expected to announce a hike in interest rates for the fourth time this year. Consumer confidence could also be impacted by the stock market’s unpredictability, stemming from concerns over Washington’s trade war with Beijing as well as a possible end to the decadelong bull market.
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It might be cold outside, but Kate Middleton and Prince William are set on making us all feel warm and fuzzy on the inside with their adorable Christmas card, which was unveiled on Instagram today by Kensington Palace. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family,” read the caption.
Shot by Matt Porteous on the grounds of the royal family’s home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, U.K., the family portrait features the couple perched on a branch with their three children posing adorably around them, or in 7-month-old Prince Louis’ case, contently sitting in mom’s lap — both of whom are seen twinning in sweaters layered over collared shirts.
The rest are dressed in similar fashion that can be best described as endearingly laid-back yet impeccably polished. Three-year-old Princess Charlotte is clad in a sweet hand-me-down cardigan and navy skirt, and Prince William looks relaxed in a plaid shirt (casually unbuttoned just so) tucked into dark denim jeans.
But it’s 5-year-old Prince George, with his cheeky grin and one-legged pose, who steals the spotlight. So it’s fitting that a pair of black wellies by Hunter (a heritage brand that not only has a history linked to the royal family — Princess Diana famously wore a pair during her engagement portrait with Prince Charles — but also delivers boots crafted from durable rubber tough enough to withstand the antics of even the most hyper of toddlers) was the footwear of choice to complete his playful look.
The family of five plans to spend Christmas in Sandringham, and the kids especially have already been gearing up for the holidays. “The [kids] are doing well,” Middleton said during an interview last month. “Getting excited for Christmas time because they’ve started all their Christmas songs, and Christmas trees are going up.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Christmas card was also revealed today, featuring a never-before-seen image from their wedding reception.
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Mullally took to Instagram on Thursday to celebrate the news that she will be hosting the awards show but explained in her caption that designers don’t send her dresses when it comes to red carpet events.
She wrote, “Looks like I will be buying my dress online though, as per usual, even though there is literally a 100 percent chance that I will be on camera, because I’M HOSTING IT. Designers do not send me dresses.”
Immediately fans and friends commented on the post suggesting Christian Siriano step up for the job. The designer has a long history of dressing celebrities who have been looked over by fellow designers in the past, including Leslie Jones, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and many more.
As of now, the SAG Awards host is busy online shopping for the perfect dress. But it looks like Siriano will be coming to the rescue. He responded to the Instagram post with saying, “I would love to dress you!” Let’s see if Mullally takes him up on his offer.
Now, who will be offering shoes?
Click through the gallery to see Christian Siriano’s spring ’19 collection, which may end up on the SAG red carpet.
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Office holiday party attire can be difficult to navigate: It’s a balancing act between festive and professional, playful and put-together. To help you assemble the perfect outfit for your upcoming gathering, we’ve rounded up five looks, with fun styles from Nordstrom, Revolve and more, that can take you from your desk to drinks with co-workers.
The Look: Black Jumpsuit + Faux Fur Coat + Kitten Heel Mules
A jumpsuit is an easy way to look polished without having to put in all the effort of piecing together separates. This sleek tie-waist option is especially flattering, while a standout faux fur coat and satin kitten heel mules will add to the luxe look.
The Look: Forest Green Turtleneck + Dark Floral Skirt + Buckle Boots
Put an unexpected twist on classic holiday colors by opting for less traditional variations of green and red, like forest green (seen here in a cozy turtleneck) or a deep rosy hue (which is picked up in the details of this dark floral skirt). Finish off the look with a pair of versatile white boots.
The Look: Blazer Dress + Sock Booties
It’s the ultimate work staple that’s made ready for after hours: the blazer dress. We recommend pairing the piece with tights and sock boots for a streamlined look, as well as some sparkly drop earrings to add necessary shine.
The Look: Velvet Wrap Dress + Flats
There’s something about velvet that always feels festive, no matter the occasion. If you’re looking to go bare-legged, opt for a velvet midi dress, which offers a little extra coverage. Complete the look with leopard-print slides, one of the season’s hottest trends, and opt for an A-line wool coat to keep you warm throughout the night.
The Look: Statement Blouse + Leather Leggings + Pumps
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2018 has been a year of dramatic transformation for the U.S. retail landscape: In March, Toys R Us announced that it was liquidating 800 stores across the country; in April, debt-burdened Bon-Ton failed to find a buyer and was forced to shutter more than 200 locations; finally, in October, Sears Holdings declared bankruptcy, closing nearly 150 Sears and Kmart stores, with another 40 on the chopping block for the new year.
And of course, these are only the major bankruptcy stories — dozens of other retailers have shrunk their physical footprints, moved out of unprofitable locations and diverted more resources to e-commerce.
It’s easy to identify who loses when large retailers go out of business (the tens of thousands of laid-off employees, the landlords struggling to fill vacant space, the vendors out millions for unpaid inventory), but there will also be others who ultimately profit from their demise — and not just bankruptcy lawyers.
Competitors of Toys R Us, for one, have been scrambling to fill the void for toy shoppers going into the holiday season. Target announced plans early last month to expand its toy inventory, reallocate a quarter-million square feet of space specifically for toys in more than 500 locations and add interactive experiences to get parents and kids into stores. It has also invested significantly in omnichannel offerings like buy online, pick up in store, ship from store and curbside pickup — all of which will no doubt entice frazzled holiday shoppers.
Walmart, too, will likely get a boost from business that might have otherwise gone to Toys R Us or Kmart: Many of their consumers already count the Bentonville-Ark.-based behemoth as a favorite shopping destination, and it has strong inventory in toys, clothing, tech and other holiday-favorite categories. Plus, its e-commerce efforts are paying off: Online sales were up more than 40 percent last quarter.
Finally, Macy’s is well-positioned to nab shoppers from bankrupt Bon-Ton and Sears, as well as shrinking department stores like J.C. Penney and Lord & Taylor. With more than 700 stores across the country (counting Bloomingdale’s but not Bluemercury) and a thriving online operation, the retail heavyweight has made good on its turnaround strategy and is finding innovative ways to drive sales and bring shoppers into its stores, including expanding its off-price Backstage business, acquiring concept shop Story and renovating its most profitable locations.
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Rita Ora brought back a fashion favorite today in London. The singer was out promoting her new album, “Phoenix,” but couldn’t help but talk about her alluring style.
She said on BBC Radio 2, “I have a whole storage unit of clothes. It’s like a factory. I can’t wear things twice. It’s sad, really, but the good thing is, I can never get bored.”
For the occasion, Ora wore a John Galliano newsprint dress from his fall ’18 collection paired with a bowler hat, plaid coat and heeled leather lace-up booties. However, real fashion fans would know this look is a blast from the past.
Galliano created the infamous “Hobo Chic” collection for Christian Dior Haute Couture in spring 2000, which included the newsprint dress. And despite backlash he received for using homelessness as an inspiration, he created similar looks for Dior Fall ’00 with clippings from The Christian Dior Daily, a fictional newspaper, on dresses.
The print has become a distinctive look over the years, as it’s been most famously seen on Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, in “Sex and the City.” Galliano has since repurposed the idea for his namesake line.
“Some people think I’m bonkers when I wear clothes because I do dress a bit crazy, but I just like it,” Ora said. “It makes me feel like I have energy the rest of the day. I just do what I like.”
Click through to view Rita Ora’s top street-style moments.
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Five months after Kylie Jenner was named one of the richest self-made women in America, her very own sister is making headlines as the highest-paid model of 2018.
According to business magazine Forbes, Kendall Jenner raked up a cool $22.5 million over the year ending June 1, retaining her spot at the top of the list for the second year in a row. Coding advocate Karlie Kloss followed at $13 million, while former Sports Illustrated cover star Chrissy Teigen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley tied at No. 3 with $11.5 million.
It was a banner year for the 23-year-old Jenner, who took the crown from the long-reigning Gisele Bündchen last year. Forbes reported that a large part of her earnings generated from contracts with Estée Lauder, Calvin Klein and Adidas, particularly its Originals line, of which she serves as brand ambassador.
Later in the year, Jenner also memorably walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as well as numerous Fashion Month shows including Moschino, Versace and Virgil Abloh’s Off-White.
However, her year wasn’t without controversy. In August, Jenner drew criticism after an interview with Love magazine wherein she said she was “super-selective” about the runway shows she booked. (The model took a break from walking at New York Fashion Week this past season.)
“I was never one of those girls who would do, like, 30 shows a season or whatever the F — those girls do,” she was quoted in the story. A number of models, including Jac Jagaciak and Daria Strokous, called out Jenner’s entitlement, with the latter taking to Instagram Stories to post: “‘Whatever the f— those girls do’ is do their very best to make their way up AND try to make some money so that they can provide for themselves and their families.”
Jenner made $22 million in 2017.
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“We decided to do a smaller version of the “Hotel Vivier” [concept] that we did in Paris,” the newly minted creative director of the French fashion house said at the event on Wednesday night. “I love New York, and I said we have to do something good here. It couldn’t be boring. I really care about America.”
Chanel Iman and Dianna Agron made the rounds at the fete — an immersive multi-floor experience held in an ornate private home on Hudson Street in downtown Manhattan. The evening featured an opera singer, harpist and adorable dogs, among other alluring female characters.
The Italian born and bred Felloni, who previously worked at Miu Miu before joining Vivier earlier this year, said he visited New York since he was a child. Part of his family lives nearby in New Jersey. “I love the atmosphere, the history, the art and the museums,” he said.
Felloni said he was excited to see his first collection arrive in store. “I hope the collection is going to work and everyone will still love Vivier,” he quipped. “First, there’s the pressure with the press and then you have to see what’s up in real life.”
The creative director noted that the early reaction to the new Viv’ Run sneaker, which features the classic Vivier buckle, had been strong. Another hit? The Très Vivier, a new take on the Belle Vivier pump, made famous in 1967 when Catherine Deneuve wore them with a trench raincoat in “Belle de Jour.”
In a full circle moment, the brand just released a holiday short with Deneuve. Inspired by Rossini’s famous “Duet for Two Cats,” the Michael Haussman-directed short was penned by Felloni’s boyfriend, screenwriter Andrea Danese.
Felloni told FN that the actress was a proper star and a true professional. “When she comes into the room, you really feel as if something special has happened. The moment she sat on the chair in front of the camera, she became the exact character that everyone had in mind, just with her movements and her expression,” he said.
Now the creative director is looking forward to some relaxation over the holidays and plans to send time with his parents in Tuscany over Christmas.
Tiffany Trump is ready for the holidays.
The socialite and youngest daughter to President Donald Trump made her return to the White House, posting a photo of herself on Instagram yesterday wearing a head-turning alternative to the festive gear often expected during the Christmas season.
Standing in front of a fully decorated tree, the 25-year-old wore a form-fitting black dress with a slit that cut inches above her knee — a sophisticated choice for a White House Christmas party.
Elevating the LBD was a matching pair of sparkly pointed-toe pumps and an armful of jewelry. She completed the look with a similarly hued box clutch, with her long blonde hair straightened down to her waist.
The Georgetown Law student has had quite the year — recently hitting the beach in a Mykonos vacation where she met current boyfriend Michael Boulos, a billionaire heir whom she invited to Thanksgiving with her family. (It remains unclear whether Boulos will spend Christmas Day with Trump.)
In a separate Instagram post five days ago, Trump shared a photo of herself bundled up in a fur-lined coat. “Frosty,” she captioned the image.
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Yep, it’s true: In a single day, the highest-paid model in the industry earns the equivalent of many people’s yearly salary. Forbes just released its new list of the top-earning models of 2018, and none other than 23-year-old Kendall Jenner took the number one spot. Forbes reports that Jenner raked in an impressive $22.5 million in just 12 months—divided by 365 days in a year, that comes out to roughly $61,600 per day. Let that sink in for a minute. That high number reflects Jenner’s slew of contracts with top brands this year, including Estée Lauder, Adidas, and Calvin Klein. (Not to mention her many magazine covers.)
Karlie Kloss nabbed the number two spot on the list, with $13 million in payouts this year thanks in part to her deals with Swarovski, Adidas, and other brands. Scroll down to see who else made the top five in Forbes‘s list of the highest-paid models of 2018.
Where do you look for affordable, on-trend bags? We’d venture a guess that Zara, Topshop, Pixie Market, and similar places top your list. Well, as it turns out, IKEA makes a mean bag too. Who would have thought? While scrolling through Instagram, I came across blogger Linn Eklund’s cute photo and immediately tapped the photo to find out the brand of her bag. Yep: IKEA.
The bag was from the Swedish retailer’s summer 2017 collection, so it’s no longer on IKEA’s website, but I did a bit of digging and found the bag on Amazon for a mere $20. Oh, and I also found another version in blue and pink with a very on-trend circular handle. Eklund styled hers with designer pieces—specifically a Balenciaga coat and Chloé pants—but the colorful bag could be paired with basically anything in your closet. Scroll down to see how Eklund wore it and to shop the bag for yourself.