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Trend Alert: Dropped Waist Plaid Dresses


Emma Roberts loves Elkin. She’s modeled for Kara and Brit Smith’s LA-based brand, and is often seen wearing their easy pieces while out running errands. What I love about their Spring ’15 silk number is its nod to the current trend of dropped waist plaid minis.

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Eddie Van Halen on David Lee Roth: ‘He Does Not Want to Be My Friend’

A little more than two weeks before Van Halen kick off their American summer tour, Eddie Van Halen granted a rare interview to Billboard where he revealed the truth about the state of his relationship with David Lee Roth. “He does not want to be my friend,” the guitarist told writer Chuck Klosterman. “How can I put this: Roth’s perception of himself is different than who he is in reality. We’re not in our 20s anymore. We’re in our 60s. Act like you’re 60. I stopped coloring my hair, because I know I’m not going to be young again.”

The guitarist also said that a new Van Halen album is not likely to surface anytime soon. “It’s hard, because there are four people in this band, and three of us like rock and roll. And one of us likes dance music,” he said. “And that used to kind of work, but now Dave doesn’t want to come to the table.”

The guitarist saved his most scathing words for former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, who was pushed out of the group after their 2004 reunion tour with Sammy Hagar. “Every note Mike ever played, I had to show him how to play,” Van Halen said. “Before we’d go on tour, he’d come over with a video camera and I’d have to show him how to play all the parts.”

Van Halen shockingly refuses to concede that Anthony’s background vocals were vital to the group’s sound. “Mike’s voice is like a piccolo trumpet,” he said. “But he’s not a singer. He just has a range from hell. Mike was just born with a very high voice. I have more soul as a singer than he does. And you know, people always talk about Mike’s voice on Van Halen songs, but that’s a blend of Mike’s voice and my voice. It’s not just him.”

When reached for comment, Anthony remained gracious. “I am proud to say that my bass playing and vocals helped create our sound,” he told Billboard. “I’ve always chosen to take the high road and stay out of the never-ending mudslinging, because I believe that it ultimately ends up hurting the Van Halen fans.”

Despite his complete lack of relationship with Roth and their musical differences, Eddie is still quite willing to tour with him. “I think it’s now built into people’s DNA, that it just won’t be Van Halen if it’s not Roth’s voice,” he says. “You make music for people. Otherwise, just play in your closet. And how do you reach the most people? By giving them the band that they know. To do it any other way would be selfish.”

Back in 1998, the group attempted to tour with a third singer, Extreme’s Gary Cherone. “It was a strange thing with Cherone,” says Van Halen. “We were getting ready to go on tour, and all of a sudden, I see this John Travolta outfit — these big lapels and a crazy jacket. He’s like, ‘This is my stage outfit.’ That’s when I realized it wasn’t going to work. But I don’t dislike Gary at all.”

Van Halen have been touring with Roth since 2007, playing a show centered around their vast catalog of hits, though the Billboard article notes that they’re planning on breaking out rare tunes this summer like “Dirty Movies,” “Drop Dead Legs” and “Top Jimmy.” The tour begins July 5th at the White River Ampitheater, Washington and wraps up October 4th at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

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Check Out OVO’s Summer 2015 Collection


OVO’s garment game keeps on growing.

Drake’s OVO brand took to Twitter yesterday to announce the first delivery of it’s Summer 2015 collection. The teaser images feature hats with “Woes” written on one of them, a button up, shorts, various crewnecks, several sweatsuits appropriately branded, sport jacket, polo shirt and t-shirts all imprinted with ovo logos. They kept a very solid colour palette with black, white, grey, navy blue, few red and yellow items. The new collection will be dropping at OVO’s flagship Toronto store on June 20 (tomorrow), and online on June 24. Check out the images in our gallery.

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First Look: adidas Superstar Primeknit

With Primeknit construction becoming a fixture throughout much of the adidas lifestyle lineup, it’s finally made its way to the iconic adidas Superstar. A fitting union  – much like the marriage between Primeknit and the Stan Smith – the adidas Superstar Primeknit evokes a premium sensibility with breathable paneling, tongue and rear. The shell toe […]

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The Air Jordan 1 High OG “Shattered Backboard” Comes Unlaced

Among the most anticipated Jordan Brand releases of the second quarter is undoubtedly the Air Jordan 1 High OG “Shattered Backboard” colorway. Honoring MJ’s time overseas in Italy at an exhibition game in 1986, the unique black, orange and white concept matches that of the uniform he wore while going all Darryl Dawkins on a […]

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The Fendi Karlito is Now a Tote Bag


First, Karl Lagerfeld was a human man. Then he was a bag charm. After that, an iPhone case. Today, Karl Lagerfeld is a handbag. Karl Lagerfeld contains multitudes.

We’re talking, of course, about the enormously popular Fendi Karlito accessories. Lagerfeld’s furry Fendi Mini Me generated enormous wait lists after debuting on the finger of Cara Delevingne at the opening of a Fendi runway show, and when Megs wrote about the line’s phone case in May, speculation was already rampant that only 600 would be available and they would be quickly spoken for. The tote above, which is the third Karlito product we know about (well, fourth–there are technically two different bag charms), is the biggest Karlito to date, and also the most expensive.

Clearly, Fendi wasn’t looking to overcomplicate things with this bag: it’s a black textile tote with a giant Karlito mounted on the front, plus a pink fur mohawk down the back. That’s it! That’s the show, folks. Whether it’s worth $3,950 probably depends a lot on how you value both Karl Lagerfeld and four grand.

If you’re in love with Karl and don’t care who knows it, pre-order this tote at LUISAVIAROMA.



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Inside Out and 12 Other Kid Movies Guaranteed to Make Grown-Ups Weep

Pixar’s latest animated masterpiece Inside Out will, as the Internet may have told you, give you all the feels. It makes sense, considering the movie is quite literally about the feelings and emotions of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. (The movie follows her Sadness, Anger, Fear, Disgust, and Joy, voiced by Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black,…

Watch Smashing Pumpkins Perform Acoustic ‘Gish’ Medley

Billy Corgan recently complained about how his Smashing Pumpkins audiences are “fixated on the past,” so the singer has hit upon a clever new way to revisit that classic material. At the band’s stop at Munhall, Pennsylvania’s Carnegie Music Hall – the second gig on the Pumpkins’ current and first-ever acoustic trek – Corgan busted out a medley of all the soaring riffs from the band’s 1991 debut LP Gish, Alternative Nation reports.

In the medley, delivered during the encore, Corgan ran through all the tracks faster than it would take to play “Rhinoceros.” At one point after “Bury Me,” Corgan forgets the album’s fifth track and begins to strum “Snail,” only to be quickly alerted by the Pumpkinheads in the crowd that it’s actually “Crush.”

“Oh, I played bass on it,” Corgan interjects. The riffs kept coming: “Suffer” then “Snail” then “Tristessa” then “Window Paine.” “It’s amazing how many songs have to do with LSD,” Corgan quipped on the latter.

On the closer “Daydream,” Corgan asked the crowd whether they wanted to hear the whole thing but received a less-than-enthusiastic response. He then briefly teased Siamese Dream‘s “Geek U.S.A.” before stopping again mid-intro. (Corgan instead opted to close out with his rarely played “El-A-Noy.”)

Once Smashing Pumpkins’ acoustic tour wraps, the band will hit the road with Marilyn Manson as the alternative rock gods embark on their co-headlining End Times trek July 7th. The recent acoustic shows have also featured a cameo by bassist Katie Cole, who will officially join the Smashing Pumpkins’ revolving door lineup when the End Times tour begins.

Nike Drops the Military-Inspired Air Force 1 CMFT Lux

Recalling the “E Pluribus Unum” iteration released in May, Nike drops yet another military-inspired sneaker with the Air Force 1 CMFT Lux. The classic Air Force 1 high-top silhouette is installed with a CMFT Lux cushioning system and comes in a lustrous black/metallic gold colorway. Donning a woven-textured Hyperfuse upper with metallic gold accents on the strap buckle, the shoe rests upon a transparent icy blue Lunarlon midsole and finished with a military badge-inspired logo on the tongue.

Stay tuned for the Nike Air Force 1 CMFT Lux’s U.S. release date. In the meantime, check out this weekend’s best sneaker releases.

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