Screen Test by Highsnobiety | Samantha Harris

Screen Test is an in-house photo editorial series curated by Highsnobiety. Each edition highlights the best up-and-coming models and photographers from around the globe.

Date: June 8
Location: Cape Solander, Sydney, Australia

Subject: Samantha Harris
Age: 24
Profession: Model
Brands: Fella Swim, One Teaspoon, Baby Anything, Somedays Lovin’, Mink Pink, Code Love & South of the Border

Photographer: Lauren Engel
Shooting since: 2010
Career highlights: Beats By Dre, Bose, HYPEBEAST/HYPETRAK, New York Fashion Week.,Vogue Paris, GQ France, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Cosmopolitan, C-Heads Magazine, Galore Magazine, Nextdoormodel Magazine, Bullett Magazine, Fucking Young

Styling: Laura Cava
Make-Up: Anneke Knock

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Don Draper’s 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville up for auction

Filed under: TV/Movies, Cadillac, Auctions, Coupe, Classics, Luxury

With “Mad Men” now concluded, the studio is auctioning off all manner of memorabilia, including this 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville that Don Draper drove on the show.

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Chelsea Transfer News: Oscar Ruled out by Juventus, Antoine Griezmann Rumours

Juventus have ruled out making a move for Chelsea midfielder Oscar, with club director Giuseppe Marotta insisting the Bianconeri are pursuing other targets.

As noted by Sky Sports, there have been reports surfacing throughout the summer that suggest the Blues are braced for a bid from the Italian champions. But speaking with Quotidiano Sportivo (h/t talkSPORT) Marotta ruled out any move for Oscar or Real Madrid starlet Isco:

A trequartista? We are looking for a midfielder numerically, not with any specific qualities, but in the context of a very eclectic midfield which includes [Paul] Pogba, [Claudio] Marchisio, [Sami] Khedira and [Roberto Pereyra].

[Paulo] Dybala could play as a trequartista. Isco and Oscar are two players who aren’t extraordinary, but they would add to Juventus. Unfortunately they aren’t ours and we will never sign them.

You suspect the playmaker would have been tough to prise away from Chelsea’s grasp anyway. Although Oscar is often withdrawn for critical matches against powerful opposition, he provides an incisive edge to this Blues team that enables them to break down cohesive, defensively minded teams.

With Oscar set to stay, Bleacher Report’s Sam Tighe took a look at some other business the Blues might do in the latter stages of this transfer window:

The prospect of moving to Juve and becoming a key player may appeal to Oscar. After all, he’ll feel as though he has the quality to make an impression in the massive games, and playing for a team like Juventus would allow him those opportunities.

But we should expect big things from the Brazilian in 2015-16. Oscar missed the Copa America this summer to rest up ahead of the new season; as such, we should be treated to a player who is replenished and focused. Oscar’s marriage of tenacity and talent will ensure Jose Mourinho carves out a much more significant role in the squad for him this time round.


Antoine Griezmann Going Nowhere

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has insisted he has heard nothing of any outside interest and is keen to stay at the Vicente Calderon for a while yet, despite apparently being admired by Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

The French international was sensational in his debut campaign for Diego Simeone’s side and seems nonplussed by the swirling speculation surrounding his future.

“Nothing from anyone reached me and I repeat that I only want to help the team,” he said, per AS (h/t David Wright of the Daily Express). “I only think about Atletico. I have just arrived at this club and I want to grow even more with Atletico. Therefore my thoughts are fixed here.”

As noted by Wright, the champions of England and Germany have apparently been keeping tabs on Griezmann. 

Although Chelsea have plenty of attacking options, if the Blues were to land Griezmann, he would greatly enhance their offensive play. He’s blessed with searing pace and fundamental football intelligence, and he can operate in a variety of positions across the forward line.

The former Real Sociedad man also knows where the back of the net is, per WhoScored.com:

The blend of industry and intricacy Griezmann boasts would make him a perfect player for Mourinho’s Chelsea. For the sum of £28.5 million mentioned in Wright’s piece, the 24-year-old would be a major bargain too.

But he seems settled with Atleti and will be desperate to spearhead an assault on the La Liga title in 2015-16. Although Simeone’s side relinquished their championship last season, the club have made some savvy acquisitions to complement Griezmann et al. So expect them to go close on the domestic front and be challenging the likes of Chelsea for European glory too.  

Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company Responds To Sunscreen Scrutiny With This Statement!

Jessica Alba must be ready for this all to blow over!

The starlet’s eco-friendly and billion-dollar company, The Honest Company, came under fire in recent weeks for their sunscreen’s lack of effectiveness!

So with all the backlash from customers, they finally decided to address the public.

[ Related: Jessica Covers Shape Magazine In A Bikini! ]

Guess it was only time!

They revealed in a statement:

“The Honest Company is committed to providing safe and effective products, and we take all consumer feedback very seriously. Our Sunscreen Lotion was tested, by an independent 3rd party, against the protocols prescribed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) monograph for over-the-counter sunscreen products. The results showed that our product is effective and safe for use as an 80 minute water-resistant (FDA’s highest rating), SPF 30 sunscreen lotion in accordance with FDA regulations when used as directed (Shake Well. Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours).”

And it continued:

“The number of complaints received on our own website about our Sunscreen Lotion constitute less than one half of one percent of all units actually sold at honest.com.”

Seems like they don’t want any more customers to be scared off from using their maybe-not-so-successful sunscreen, especially during summer!

But what do U think?? Are you buying it??

It’s also interesting to note, Jess still has yet to respond to the scandal herself.

You’d think she’d want to stand by her own product, but who knows, she might just want to be keep it professional.

[Image via Jessica Alba/Instagram.]

The Straight-Up Chest Workout

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Save the plyo pushups and medicine ball throws for your “functional” workout. The first order of business is sculpting some size and shape into your chest. The best way to do that is through good old-fashioned freeweight presses and flyes. This is exactly what you’re getting with the following routine, designed by Jim Ryno, a personal trainer and owner of luxury home gym design firm Iron House in Alpine, NJ. (iron-house.co).

Nothing fancy here. Just tried-and-true exercises in hypertrophy — friendly rep ranges (8–12) and a press-flye superset finisher for good measure. “This combination of a multijoint and single-joint move will really force the muscles to respond,” says Ryno of the final two exercises in the workout. “The way I see it, great muscle symmetry is built around a nice, fully formed chest. That’s why I stuck to pure mass-gaining rep schemes and basic movements. You don’t need to get too clever to build bigger pecs. Hit your presses hard and balance that out with some isolation flye movements and you’re good to go.”

The Exercises

Flat-BenchDumbbell Flye

“Personally, I like to have people go superdeep on flyes and come only about a third of the way up,” says trainer Jim Ryno. “This keeps real isolation on the pecs. Back in the day, Arnold used to perform them in this fashion. Seemed to work for him.”

Incline Barbell Bench

If you have access to an incline rack with an adjustable bench, Ryno recommends setting the angle to 15–20 degrees instead of the standard 45 degrees. The lower angle will de-emphasize the anterior deltoids to place more stress on the pecs.

Flat-Bench Dumbbell Press

Don’t lock out your elbows at the top of the rep and don’t feel as if you need to touch the dumbbells together. Stopping just short of full extension will keep constant tension on the chest.

Decline Dumbbell Press

The declined angle should allow you to use more weight than with flat and incline presses, so feel free to overload the muscles with the biggest dumbbells you can handle.

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iPhone Battery With 1715 mAh Capacity Possibly Destined for ‘iPhone 6s’ or ‘6c’ Appears

French site Nowhereelse.fr last week shared a photo [Google Translate] of a battery appearing very similar to an iPhone battery and labeled as being from Apple’s usual supplier, but the battery’s capacity of 1715 mAh leaves questions as to whether the battery is intended for the upcoming “iPhone 6s” or a smaller “iPhone 6c” that has reportedly been delayed or canceled.

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The battery’s 1715 mAh capacity is lower than the 1810 mAh capacity of the iPhone 6 battery, indicating Apple would have to have increased power efficiency of the device for the “S” generation in order to achieve the same battery life as its predecessor. Given the consistent overall design of the iPhone 6 and 6s, it is unclear why Apple would reduce the battery capacity at all, unless other changes such as a thicker display panel needed for Force Touch support are reducing the internal volume available for the battery in the iPhone 6s.

Another option is that this battery is for Apple’s rumored “iPhone 6c”, which was reportedly a new 4-inch iPhone Apple had under development but which appeared to have been canceled or delayed earlier this year after supply chain evidence dried up. The battery in today’s photo carries a manufacturing date of March 2015, so it does come from the timeframe when iPhone 6c claims were still circulating, although its capacity is higher than that of fellow 4-inch devices such as the iPhone 5s (1558 mAh) and iPhone 5c (1510 mAh).

One argument in favor of this being an iPhone 6s battery is the connector seen on the part, which appears essentially identical to the one seen on the iPhone 6 and distinct from that used on other iPhone models such as the 5s and 5c, but it is otherwise difficult to say what device this battery was planned for.

With roughly a month to go before the expected unveiling of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, part leaks are rapidly accelerating. Many of them will not reveal much given the similarities between the two generation’s designs, but some subtle differences such as those on the display assembly may hint at changes for the upcoming device.

(Thanks, Ryan)


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GM brings back stock options for execs

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, GM

General Motors is reinstituting stock options for 300 of its executives for the first time since it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009, but they’ll have to meet certain targets in order to exercise them.

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Just Can’t Get Enough: Miranda Kerr and Her Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

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When I first set out to see which bag supermodel Miranda Kerr has been carrying lately, I expected to find plenty of photos with her and her beloved Hermès Birkin; it’s been an omnipresent piece in her impressive collection for years. Instead, I found repeated appearances by her Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag, and I totally understand why: carrying one of these bags is kind of addictive.

When I first saw pictures of the MG Bucket Bag online a few years ago, I remember thinking that it was a beautiful bag at a great price, but probably not for me. I was very particular about wanting certain functional things in a bag: an exterior pocket for my phone, at least one interior organizational compartment, a full closure for safety on the subway. The designers contacted me and offered to send me one, and I accepted, but I figured I wouldn’t use it very much, which is what happens with most of the free bags that come my way. I like what I like and I’m willing to pay for it, even in the face of gifts from brands.

But then, a funny thing happened: I used my first Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag all the time. I carried it without cease for over a year, and then when I added new ones to my collection, I carried those constantly. I bought other bags in that time, but they never quite made it into the rotation. I walk a lot and like to be able to fit everything I need in one bag, and MG bags are extremely lightweight and roomy. It was the easiest bag in the world to carry for my lifestyle, and it had the benefit of also being incredibly chic.

Miranda has bags from all the most exclusive brands in the world in her collection and can carry literally whatever she wants because she has the benefit of a driver at her disposal, and I’m sure some of you will wonder why she’d give this one the time of day. But Miranda, girl: I get you.

Check out Miranda’s looks below, and for the best shot at getting your hands on a Mansur Gavriel bag of your own, check out our guide to where they’re currently available for pre-order.

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