Is there anything Idris Elba can’t do? The award-winning actor, director, producer and internationally acclaimed DJ can now add a fashion brand, 2HR SET , to his already superhuman resume
Manchester Corn Exchange Visiting Stockholm in 2010, we were expertly tipped off that the newly minted SoFo was the Swedish capital’s most happening new neighborhood. To be honest, we’re always a bit skeptical of such things; and, indeed, SoFo turned out to be just two cool kid cafes and a vinyl record shop
When the Chainsmokers’ 2015 hit “New York City” was climbing up the charts in the fall of that year, many wondered who the mysterious, silky-voiced singer was, whose vocal performance instilled the song with such a sense of longing. It was, in fact, Victoria Ryann Zaro – who was signed to BMI for her songwriting skills before she’d even graduated from high school.
Not even a year ago, CBD was the cheeky new novelty, upsetting conservative types with its surreptitious mainstreaming of hemp culture. It promised everything from alleviation of chronic pain to the calming of significant levels of stress. Push the clocks forward to summer 2019, and dubious CBD products can now be found in roadside convenience stores in Idaho and Wyoming.
Last Thursday at Rome’s Colle Pallatino, at the Temple of Venus and Roma, Fendi unveiled its 2019-2020 couture collection to much fashionista fanfare. And now, to add a special measure of gravitas to the event, pieces from The Dawn of Romanity (as it was so dramatically titled) will be on show at the 1st floor exhibition space of Fendi’s headquarters, at the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana (near Rome’s Parco del Ninfeo). Open to the public, fashion fans will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the couture creations up close, and watch the brand’s artisans from their ateliers in Florence and Porto San Giorgio carrying out the creative process right in front of them
Dior has officially announced the release of its 2019 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection (by Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri) with a playfully bold new campaign. Shot by photographer Brigitte Niedermair , it features models Selena Forrest and Ruth Bell
It’s gotten mixed reviews, but you to give Madonna credit, surely, for creatively venturing into the unknown on her latest album Madame X – her 9th to place at #1. And some of the tracks, like “God Control” and “Killers Who are Partying,” prove what she’s capable of when she steps outside of her comfort zone. She also knows how to promote the living daylights out of everything she does.
We do love a weekend in Edinburgh , with its grandiose medieval and Georgian architecture, its heritage pubs and its unshakeable sense of gravitas. But if we’re being honest, we wouldn’t mind if it had a few more destination worthy boutique hotels. And so we’re excited for the city’s stylish new Market Street Hotel (a member of Design Hotels, and a Carlton Hotel Collection property), opening sometime in the coming weeks
Image by Carolina Mendozza In an age where social media has sucked all the mystery and imagination out of our pop stars, possibly no one has so successfully cultivated enigma as has Karin Dreijer. Indeed, as one half of exalted Swedish brother-sister electronic duo The Knife , they built a staggering worldwide “cult” without ever actually revealing their faces.
It’s been six years since Phebe Starr ‘s debut EP Alone With You . But the Aussie indie electronic pop darling has since released a series of excellent singles, while earning considerable praise from the likes of Harper’s Bazaar , Vogue and Nylon , who enthused, “She packs the emotion that has helped propel artists to indie-icon status.” We couldn’t agree more, and so were thrilled for the arrival of her newest single “Touch XXX.” Not at all as risqué as it sounds, it’s rather a heart-rending, contemplative ballad that actually recalls Elton in the ’70s, albeit with contemporary production.