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27 Jun

Heritage Auctions and Gone Far Beyond Urban Art Auction: KAWS, Bansky, Futura and more

Heritage Auctions and Gone Far Beyond are teaming up for the fifth installment of its Urban Art Auction series this year. The auction features a variety of pieces from Gone Far Beyond founder Russell Williamson’s personal collection, and a range of other rare consignments hand-picked by Director of Modern & Contemporary Art at Heritage Auctions, Taylor Curry.   Included in the auction are a plethora of pieces from KAWS, Supreme, Futura, and more, with a handful of offerings from the likes of RETNA, Banksy, Takashi Murakami, Alec Monopoly, and Damien Hirst. Highlights include an acrylic painting with diamond dust on canvas by RETNA titled The Kings Way is the Only Way, the grail-worthy four-foot-tall Dissected Companion from KAWS, and various original artworks from Futura. Other unique offerings include the Supreme x Honda CRF 254R Dirt Bike,...
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26 Jun

Harrods Announces Opening Date and Brands Coming to New London Concept Store

Earlier this year, the luxury multi-brand retailer Harrods announced that it will be opening an outlet store, and now it has confirmed an opening date along with the brands customers can expect to find inside. The Harrods Outlet concept store spans over 80,000 sqft. in the Westfield shopping center in Shepherd’s Bush, West London. It occupies two floors which have been designed to support social distancing measures by allowing customers more space between aisles.   Harrods will be stocking womenswear, menswear, beauty, accessories, childrenswear, and home goods, offering over 100 notable names in the fashion industry to choose from. Standout brands include Off-White™, Rick Owens, and Thom Browne in menswear, as well as accessories from LOEWE and Tom Ford. Furthermore, Harrods’ outlet has changing rooms that guarantee good hygiene, designed to allow the highest...
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13 Dec

INSIDE THE NEWLY DESIGNED BITE BEAUTY LIP LAB IN BROOKLYN

Bite Beauty, known for its lipsticks made entirely out of edible ingredients, has unveiled a newly designed Lip Lab in Brooklyn. The 1,000 square-foot space accompanies the brand’s SoHo outpost. The Bite Beauty Lip Lab walks customers through the entire lipstick creation process, from mixing pigments for the perfect shade to selecting its finish (matte, satin, luminous, or sheer). Options for flavor include fruity, floral and fresh, and visitors can even engrave their lipstick tube for a custom touch. Outfitted in the brand’s signature red, the newly opened Lip Lab features a semi-circular bar at its center. Each station at the bar is stocked with colorful pigments, as well as lip brushes and a mirror for ample testing opportunities. Gigantic lipstick bullets and lip-shaped pillows complete...
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13 Oct

New Exhibition ‘Colorful Japan’ Examines Japanese Branding & Poster Design

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is showing a new exhibition titled Colorful Japan that offers a close examination of Japanese branding and poster design. The gallery was put together in celebration of Shigeru Watano’s expansive legacy, the late graphic designer who lived in the Netherlands and brought over his unique cultural design sensibilities. His relationship with the museum and several Japanese designers alike have resulted in the large accumulation of Japanese posters, a collection that now spans approximately 800 posters.   The exhibition has been curated with the works of prominent Japanese artists, like Ikko Tanaka and Tadanori Yokoo, painstakingly arranging each poster by color. From a vibrant Nikon ad to various fashion posters, many of the pieces are mid-century artworks that offer a...
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11 Oct

Rare KAWS Artworks Lead Artcurial’s “Outsider(s)” Auction

Paris-based auction house Artcurial will soon launch a momentous sale of rare, original artworks by KAWS and the acclaimed DIY artists from the legendary “Beautiful Losers” 2004 exhibition such as Barry McGee, Ryan McGinley, among others. Altogether, the “Outsider(s)” contemporary art auction will encompass over 200 diverse lots spanning paintings, vinyl figures, skate decks, and more limited collectibles.   Leading the sale is KAWS’ ‘Untitled’ (2003) acrylic on photograph piece portraying his Companion riding inside a car bearing the Louis Vuitton monogram — this piece is estimated to sell for upwards of $88,000 USD. Other highlights include McGinley’s ‘Tree #3’ (2003) c-print with a pre-sale estimate of over $25,000 USD as well as hand-painted Nike sneakers by Raymond Pettibon estimated to sell for over $6,000 USD. The...
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19 Aug

WOW … The Burberry Lola Bag

It seems that nearly every major fashion house has experienced a serious revamp in the last couple of years. From Chloé and Celine to Bottega Veneta and Givenchy, designer shakeups have been the norm in the luxury sector and handbag lovers have begun to accept these changes. Sometimes a designer will take successful elements from their predecessor and ease consumers into the change while others will come in hot and make big changes right out of the gate. Riccardo Tisci at Burberry took the latter approach, with a complete overhaul taking place almost immediately. Some fans recoiled while others rejoiced, and today we’ve got a look at Tisci’s newest handbag design for the brand. Meet, the Burberry Lola Bag. New for FW...
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18 Aug

Nintendo Offers New Switch Model

If you bought a Nintendo Switch after July 17, you might be able to swap out for the gaming console’s new and improved model for free. According to various reports, eligible customers in the U.S. and Canada can trade in their current Switch for a new one, if purchased after the aforementioned date, which is also the date that the company confirmed the new model.   First reported via a user on Reddit, eligible customers will need to contact Nintendo and will have to pay for shipping the new console out. Polygon stated that they had spoken with a Nintendo representative and noted that the trade-in offer was indeed valid. The new model has a superior battery life, nearly double the regular Switch, with the company stating that games like The...
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8 Aug

Armani Men Skincare

Armani Beauty is gearing up to launch a 3-piece skincare line dedicated to guys. Armani had previously launched a skin care line for men, in 2008, but it is being discontinued. The launch of the new collection is slated for NOW!   Armani Beauty, a brand that mainly focuses on fragrances, has grown to become a three-axes brand that combines fragrances, makeup, and now skin care. The new collection focuses on two trends: a trend of grooming, and that of consumers’ growing demand for sustainable products. The collection, therefore, features formulas that are biodegradable, made of 99% natural ingredients, and come in eco-designed packaging. The three-part range includes the Face Wash, the Toner, and the Moisturizer for face and eyes. Armani Men The Face...
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28 Jul

Celebs Dazzle Us with Colorful Bags.

Color is creeping back in to summer bag selections, and this week we have a few particularly nice new picks from some of our most enthusiastic bag lovers. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have been frequent flyers on PurseBlog all year, as has Winnie Harlow. Winnie Harlow Winnie Harlow brought this Fendi Roma Amor Bag to her birthday celebration at The Ivey Chelsea Garden restaurant in London. She just turned 25. Mandy Bork Here's model Mandy Bork, hanging out at Club 55 in Saint Tropez. She's carrying a red Dior Book Tote. Priyanka Chopra Priyanka Chopra was snapped heading out out of her Tribeca apartment carrying a brad new, genuine ostrich leather Ferrago Boxyz Bag. Naomi Watts Naomi Watts has a new film to promote, so she is...
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23 Jul

Tesla Cuts Prices; Model S and X Long Range

Tesla is dropping the base models (again), except this time, the prices aren't increasing as they did in January. Consistent with Tesla's frequently adjusted pricing and product availability, the latest changes that quietly appeared on the Tesla website this week dropped two cheaper models of the Model S and Model X. The Standard Range cars are gone, and the Long Range cars—now the base trim—are each down $8010. That means that, for just a couple grand more than the base models that were still being made last week, the Model S is finally at eye level with gasoline-powered luxury cars, at least in estimated EPA range. The 370-mile Model S (up from the Standard Range's 285) costs $81,190. The 325-mile Model X (up from...
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