There was a time when everyone had to own–or at the very least, they lusted after–some piece of the Miu Miu Matelessé line. I wasn’t immune to it; I loved the dimensionality the quilting technique yielded, which left the bags appearing padded. Miu Miu always delivers when it comes to offering a wide variety of bags that provide a fun, youthful twist.
Enter the Miu Miu Mega Bag: it was featured on the Spring 2017 runway and is a major part of the Miu Miu Spring 2017 campaign, this bag makes a playful statement–the Mega name surely denotes the oversized matelessé on both the body of the bag and the handle. While I wouldn’t carry this bag every day, I would carry for nights out or during the day when I don’t need a ton of items. (That would have to be sans baby.) You all know how much I love a nice, simple outfit, and that is why a bag that stands out more always finds a way to work into my wardrobe.
There are a few colors offered, including black, pink, red and white, and I love both the black and pink. We had the bags sent to us to try them out so I could share their details with you, and I always think being able to see the bag on someone gives you a great idea of how it can work. The Mega is for sure a fashion statement–as is the coat in the photos, which is also Miu Miu–but I love the way it stands out without being too crazy. Our new team member Kaitlin (we’ll have her do a proper introduction soon!) played with the bag so you can see what it looks like being carried. Dimensions are 10.6″ x 7.1″ x 51″, and Kaitlin is tall like me, 5’9 to be exact, to give you some size perspective!
Another cool thing about this bag is the braided nappa leather handle can be removed, so you can use it as a clutch. I love a good statement clutch, and this one is large enough to actually carry things while still functioning as a clutch quite well. The interior offers one compartment and one zipped patch pocket. I really kind of love this bag, and seeing it in person made it come to life and had me loving it even more. After seeing this bag, I feel like matelessé needs to make a comeback. Buy via Miu Miu for $1,970.
Astronomers in the UK have found new evidence that black holes tear stars apart 100 times more often than previously thought. These stellar-swallowing smorgasbords, scientifically known as tidal disruption events (TDE), were thought to happen only every 10,000 to 100,000 years, but a recent discovery has researchers from the University of Sheffield rethinking that rate of occurrence.
YouTube today officially announced its new streaming television service, YouTube TV, reports Recode. Priced at $35 per month, YouTube TV features access to ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and approximately 30 major cable channels, with television content available alongside YouTube’s own video content.
Separate from YouTube Red, the new TV service will be available as a standalone app that’s launching later this year. While it will be available on laptops and TVs through Chromecast, YouTube TV is said to be focused on a “mobile first” experience, with YouTube expecting most users to watch on smartphones and tablets.
At launch, available channels will be limited to cable networks owned by companies that also own broadcast networks, but that could change in the future.
One thing that distinguishes YouTube TV from its competitors is that while it will feature cable networks owned by companies that also own broadcast networks — so it will offer both ESPN and ABC, both owned by Disney — it doesn’t feature any networks owned by programmers that operate exclusively on pay TV, like Viacom, AMC or Time Warner.
YouTube TV features include cloud DVR options with unlimited storage space, an AI-powered recommendation system, and service that scales reliably for no launch-time outages.
At $35 per month, YouTube TV is at the price point Apple hoped to achieve when it was working on its own now-shelved television streaming service. It’s also a price point that’s competitive with offerings like DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue.
YouTube has been working on a streaming television service for more than two years, and while it was originally rumored to be called “Unplugged,” the company appears to have gone with a simpler name. Compared to competing TV services, YouTube TV could potentially have an edge given its impressive existing user base.
Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal suggested people around the world are watching more than 1 billion hours of YouTube videos every day.
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Instagram may have a set of guidelines for users to follow, but sometimes it seems like they’re a little bit selective about who needs to adhere to their standards. Trainer and nutritionist Mallory King, 25, posted a photo of her cellulite on Instagram to clap back at a negative comment one user made about her body, and the Sunday Morning View shared it to spread her message.
After the photo got more than 20,000 likes, Instagram took it down, citing a violation of their community guidelines. While King did have her middle finger up in the post, that doesn’t seem to be the reason it was taken down. There are countless other photos on the site that show the same gesture but haven’t raised any flags.
This isn’t the first time Instagram has been questioned about selectively applying its community guidelines, and King isn’t letting it slide.
“Is it because my cellulite is offensive?” King asks in the above caption. “Is it because I’m not trying to be sexy? Is it because I don’t have the body type that is continuously shared on here?”
Her message is that being comfortable in your body is more important than looking a certain way. Having lost 100 lbs herself through exercise and diet changes to live a healthier life, she wants to motivate others to take steps toward a healthier, happier life the way she did. On her website, she shares lifestyle tips and recipes to help followers achieve their goals.
She’s gained immense support on social media since the incident, and many are inspired by her ability to kick her haters to the side.