On the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration, Biden and incoming vice president Kamala Harris attended a ceremony to honor COVID-19 victims. They were joined by their spouses at the Lincoln Memorial, where 400 lights illuminated around the reflecting pool to represent the 400,000 Americans who have died from the virus. As Kamala delivered a speech paying tribute to the lives lost and calling for the nation to begin healing together, she wore a Pyer Moss coat that also held significance.

When hospitals were experiencing a dire shortage of PPE at the beginning of the pandemic, Kerby Jean-Raymond, the Haitian-American designer and founder behind fashion label Pyer Moss, quickly converted his New York office into a donation center and donated $5,000 to purchase masks and gloves. The designer also set aside $50,000 for minority and women-owned small creative businesses that were distressed by COVID-19. The vice president-elect’s purposeful decision to … Read the rest

Arte contemporanea. Viaggio in Italia con Christie’s. La prospettiva è allettante: mettiamo da parte la tavolozza con le tinte che più ci ossessionano in questo periodo (rossa, arancione e gialla) e proviamo a tracciare una nuova mappa delle regioni del Bel Paese.
La casa d’aste Christie’s – che spesso guarda verso la nostra Penisola: è online anche una auction tutta dedicata ai gioielli dal titolo La dolce vita jewels, con vendita di preziosi appartenuti alla grande Franca Valeri– punta sull’arte del Novecento made in Italy.

Mapping Modern and Contemporary Art è la nuova asta online (dal 20 gennaio al 10 febbraio), un viaggio – regione per regione – tra i capolavori dell’arte moderna e contemporanea.

I nobil signori del Sei e Settecento partivano dal Nord Europa, dalla Germania, dall’Inghilterra per compiere in lunghi mesi il loro Grand Tour: si cominciava da Torino poi si passava per Milano

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Welcome to 2021! After the uniquely challenging year we survived in 2020, one thing is certain for every Zodiac sign: We could all use more sleep and self-care. But are you really setting yourself up for the best possible sleep? And what even is your go-to sleep position? Don’t worry, plenty of rest is in this year’s forecast, and we have all the answers you need in your 2021 sleep horoscope. No matter your sign, we’re seeing lots of Zs in your future.

ARIES
Sleep style: The Climber

Settle down there, Aries! We know you’re cheerful and determined even in the face of adversity, but even the most ambitious hyped-up ram needs to take some time to chill out once in a while. Maybe it’s time to channel that energy into some bedtime meditation?

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Between the emergence of “maskne” (a word we’d never heard of a year ago but is now a part of our daily vocabulary) and more time spent in front of screens than ever before, not to mention the sleepless nights spent doom-scrolling, you may have noticed some skin dullness and puffiness that wasn’t there before. And while endless hours staring at our own faces on Zoom has resulted in an uptick in cosmetic procedures to address newfound imperfections, not everyone wants to go that route. Enter: face yoga and facial massage.

Launched in 2016 in the UK, “gym for your face” studio FaceGym made its North American debut in 2018, and currently has studio locations in Manchester, London, New York and Los Angeles. The premise of the facial (that’s way more than a facial) is to provide your face — and the 40+ muscles that exist from the … Read the rest

Disintossicarsi e dimagrire, con l'aiuto di tisane e bevande botaniche, è possibile? 

Erbe e botaniche spesso sono citate in diverse diete detox come alleate per sbarazzarsi di gonfiore e ritenzione idrica, nonché eliminare le tossine e di conseguenza perdere qualche centimetro. Però, per avere la certezza che una particolare sostanza depuri con altrettanti effetti sull'organismo, ci dovrebbe essere un riscontro scientifico (come ricorda in questa intervista il Medico Chirurgo Sofia Bronzato) ma, al momento, non esistono dati e studi che confermano l'efficacia che il consumo abitudinario di tisane aiuta a depurare il fisico. Erbe o radici non fanno miracoli. Il rito del prepararsi l'infuso, però, è un validissimo aiuto per idratare il corpo, soprattutto in inverno. E questo vale anche per i tè cinesi come il pu-erh, l'oolong, il tè verde ( incluso il Matcha ) e il tè bianco.

Le tisane sono ottime alleate del funzionamento

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Maison Margiela and Reebok Announce a New Tabi Sneaker Collaboration

Photography courtesy of Reebok

The French fashion house, Maison Margiela, will launch the Classic Leather Tabi sneaker with Reebok on January 30th. This is the latest style to be released from the ongoing collaboration between the two brands. The Classic Leather Tabi is a combination of Maison Margiela’s Tabi boot and Reebok’s 1983 Classic Leather. There’s no doubt that dedicated fans of the Tabi will be anxiously awaiting the newest release of the Maison Margiela Reebok collaboration later this month.

John Hardy Launches Collection with Adowa Aboah

Adwoa Aboah in John Hardy Jewellery
Photography courtesy of John Hardy

Model and activist Adowa Aboah has partnered with jewellery brand John Hardy on a special collection called Mad Love. The heart-shaped detail featured throughout the 14-piece collection was hand-drawn by Aboah. Handcrafted in Bali from recycled gold and silver, the imperfect heart represents acceptance and inclusivity, issues that … Read the rest

“Do you know Raf Simons? He’s a fucking genius!” This is what the teenage protagonist Fraser Wilson exclaims to a Venetian seamstress who doesn’t understand a word of English, and has no idea who Raf Simons is, in the first episode of Luca Guadagnino’s TV series We Are Who We Are (on Now TV). “I didn’t know about Guadagnino’s series until last night when the artist Brian Calvin texted me,” Raf Simons tells me from his home in Milan. “The main character is obsessed with my brand and wears this collaboration vintage T-shirt I did with Brian. It’s very much the topic of the first episode, to the point that the other teenagers don’t even call him by his name. They just call him Maglietta, or ‘T-shirt’.”

That’s basically what we’re going to talk about, right?
Yes, but before we start I need to add that looking at Guadagnino’s series

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Canadian Clean Beauty Brand Three Ships Has a New Cleanser That Fights Breakouts

 

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Ask, and Three Ships will deliver. When it comes to deciding on a new product launch, Connie Lo and Laura Burget, the Toronto-based minds behind vegan and natural skincare line Three Ships, don’t go based off of current ingredient or product trends. Instead, they take a digital-first approach by reaching out to their over 30, 000 Instagram followers. “We’ll go on Instagram stories and ask our audience, ‘Hey, what natural products do you guys want that you don’t currently see in our product lineup or from other brands? We then filter through hundreds of responses and look for the most-requested products. Those become the next ones that we create,” reveals Lo.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a die-hard sneakerhead and live for release dates, or you’re a casual streetwear shopper, Virgil Abloh is a household name. In 2016, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton and CEO of Off-White teamed up with Nike to reimagine 10 iconic pairs of sneakers, and now, fans are able to take a behind-the-scenes look at his design process, brilliant imagination, and so much more in an upcoming book. ICONS “Something’s Off” is a 352-page, nearly five pound book from Nike and Virgil that features “prototypes, original text messages from Abloh to Nike designers, and treasures from the Nike archives.” The book will be available for its initial release on Jan. 22 through SNKRS and for a wider release on Feb. 5 from TASCHEN for $70. The book will also have an initial early release at Black-owned bookstores and independent shops.

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