Sit-stand desks are an adjustable twist on the standing desk that allow users to switch between the two positions. The Perch is a take on the idea that cleverly combines simplicity, affordability and adaptability.
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Add Bloomingdale’s to the growing list of people having good sales: not only are they having the Big Brown Bag sale through 9/7, but they are also offering an extra 20% off select sale and clearance items with code BIG20 at checkout. The sale includes this lovely blue sheath dress from Tahari (also in black and “redberry“), which I believe we’ve featured before — I like the slash detail (which can be closed), the ruching, and the general work-appropriate neckline and hem; it’s also nice to see that it comes in sizes 2 to 16. It was originally $148, but with the various markdowns is now $57; take an extra 20% off to bring it down to $46ish. Nice. T Tahari Madison Sheath Dress
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Let’s be completely honest: Supreme could release a shoe box with no shoes in them – bill them as a collaboration with The Emperor’s New Clothes – and people would still probably be enthusiastic to sell the air inside on eBay for a huge markup. Their recent understated collaboration with Dr. Martens continues the footwear tradition of allowing the heritage of the original to exist without much Supreme branding. If this feels like a common formula for the streetwear brand, it’s because their first-ever collaboration contained similar sensibilities as their latest does.
Debuting nearly four decades ago, the Vans Sidestripe started as a random doodle by Vans Founder Paul Van Doren. Over the years the simple motif has evolved into a symbol of the brand’s heritage and was first realized on their iconic model, the Old Skool.
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Billed as the first skate shoe to implement leather into its construction, the Old Skool instantly became a favorite among skateboarders of the Dogtown era in Venica, California, as well as early BMX riders who longed for something more durable as they pushed the boundaries on what was possible to achieve on two wheels.
With the popularity of the Old Skool exploding in the 1980s, Steve Van Doren, son of Vans Founder Paul Van Doren and current VP of Events and Promotions at Vans, noticed consumer’s thirst for personal specificity.
“Customization for the Old Skool became very popular in the early ‘80s because there were so many parts you could change in terms of colors and patterns,” Van Doren said.
As Vans notes, “From that point forward, the notion of footwear as an expression of personality has grown into an integral part of the Vans DNA.”
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Vans and Supreme initiated the long-lasting Vans x Supreme range nearly 20 years ago with a trio of Old Skools in white, grey and camo colorways. “The Old Skool is iconic, classic skate,” said Supreme’s James Jebbia. “In 1996, it was one of the best shoes offered by Vans and really stood the test of time.”
In addition to marking Supreme’s foray into collaboration, it was also one of the first projects enlisted to then-Design Director, Brendon Babenzien – who has since gone on to recommit to his brand, Noah, which first launched in 2002.
“It was just one of the first things that James asked me to do,” Babenzien recalled to Complex. “[Jebbia] said, ‘Color some Vans.’ That might have been one of the first things I worked on there. I don’t know why I remember it that way, but who knows.”
In May of 2015, Supreme and Vans once again solidified their working relationship with a reintroduction of the Old Skool with updated aesthetics. Presented with a premium perforated leather upper with leather lining and insole, the black, white, coral orange, and bright blue colorways once again honored the idea that overt Supreme branding isn’t always a necessity when the basis for the collaboration is steeped in tradition.
“Taylor Swift is dressed as a colonial-era woman on African soil. With just a few exceptions, the cast in the video—the actors playing her boyfriend and a movie director and his staff—all appear to be white. We are shocked to think that in 2015, Taylor Swift, her record label and her video production group would think it was OK to film a video that presents a glamorous version of the white colonial fantasy of Africa.”
Whomp, whomp. To be fair they were copying the 1985 film Out of Africa.
The director explained:
“‘Wildest Dreams’ is a song about a relationship that was doomed, and the music video concept was that they were having a love affair on location away from their normal lives. This is not a video about colonialism but a love story on the set of a period film crew in Africa, 1950.”
He also noted that the project was edited by an African-American man and produced by an African-American woman.
We can only imagine that the blonde beauty didn’t foresee the backlash of the project as it was pitched as a Notebook-esque love story with actor Scott Eastwood.
“There are black Africans in the video in a number of shots, but I rarely cut to crew faces outside of the director as the vast majority of screen time is Taylor and Scott.
The reality is not only were there people of color in the video, but the key creatives who worked on this video are people of color. I am Asian American, the producer Jil Hardin is an African American woman, and the editor Chancler Haynes is an African American man. We cast and edited this video. We collectively decided it would have been historically inaccurate to load the crew with more black actors as the video would have been accused of rewriting history. This video is set in the past by a crew set in the present and we are all proud of our work.”
Fair point. It seems that there was no political agenda when making the highly-talked about project
“There have been many music videos depicting Africa. These videos have traditionally not been lessons in African history. Let’s not forget, Taylor has chosen to donate all of her proceeds from this video to the African Parks Foundation to preserve the endangered animals of the continent and support the economies of local African people.”
While Miz Swift has remained relatively mute on the topic, the 42-year-old continued his explanation on Twitter.
I absolutely love that Taylor donated all her video proceeds to African parks Foundation. She’s lost a lot of money doing that. Good soul. — Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) September 1, 2015
Fyi I say we shot it in “Africa” because I shot it on more than one country. Botswanna and South Africa. — Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) September 1, 2015
I work with the most famous people in the world…and I would never want to be famous. People take shots at you 24/7. It’s nuts. — Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) September 2, 2015
People have culture war fatigue. Everyone is angry at everything all the time. We’re just one long Delete It Fat. — Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) September 2, 2015
Tell us how you really feel. WE KID!
Critics even tracked down the editor Joseph mentioned in his statement and seems perfectly pleased (below) with his work.
@BenDadfleck No, people are being stupid. We made a story about love. Not everything is about race homie. — Chancler Haynes (@ChanclerVHaynes) September 1, 2015
Hmm, it’ll be inneresting to see when all of this will blow over. Nonetheless, we feel that T.Swizzle’s still SLAYING it right now.
Two of Europe’s top contenders for the World Cup clash at Twickenham on Saturday, when Ireland will attempt to topple their English hosts in the battle for a substantial pre-World Cup morale boost.
Coaches Stuart Lancaster and Joe Schmidt have named their teams for what will be each side’s final warm-up fixture prior to this year’s big kick-off on September 18.
The squads for the tournament have been named, and both sides have put forth some interesting player selections for the London encounter, in which stars from both sides will be looking to cement their spots in the lineup.
Performance is what will matter most in this head-to-head of old rivals, with a host of Saturday’s key battles dissected further ahead.
Celebs were extremely busy this week, and if you don’t already feel like you’re wasting the precious remainder of summer in the office, you will after you finish reading this post. Rihanna launched a new fragrance, Kris Jenner just released her new cookbook (yes!) and everyone else was flocking to and from the VMAs or checking out exotic destinations like, uh, Toronto. In related personal news, last night I put some fresh toppings on a frozen pizza, and I was pretty pleased with myself. What have you guys been up to?
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Nicola Sturgeon attacks the government’s ‘utterly shameful’ record on accepting refugees from Syria. In a statement to MSPs in Holyrood, the first minister of Scotland is applauded for her comments. ‘People fleeing Syria are not economic migrants,’ she says, ‘they are seeking refuge and asylum and above all else they are human beings.’