@victoriabeckham is pumping up the volume for spring: She has a ready-to-wear collection that’s packed with voluminous silhouettes and bold colors, and a new, signature color cosmetics offer that shimmers, smokes — and has a sustainable angle, too. ⠀
@victoriabeckhambeauty cosmetics are meant to work in tandem with the colors of her spring collection, which was inspired by Seventies movies and music. Beckham said developing it has been like “giving birth to my fifth child. This really is a dream come true for me. It’s the pieces that I want in my makeup bag, and I think the packaging is beautiful,” she said.
The brand endeavors to use the smallest amount of plastic possible in a bid to be kind to the environment. It bills itself as cruelty-free, offering a range of “high-performing formulas and beauty essentials” with “clean” ingredients. “When I was doing my research, going around department stores, I was asking people at the makeup counters what was in the products and, no one could tell me,” said Beckham.
The secondary packaging comes from 100 percent postconsumer waste while the shipping materials are recyclable or biodegradable. Beckham said products are wrapped in a protective packaging that can then be dissolved under the bathroom tap. Each order is delivered in a reusable canvas pouch.
The collection has launched with a focus on the eyes — including an entire Smoky Eye Collection — while skin care and other categories will follow later this year.
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Louis Vuitton, though based in Paris, will not sit out this New York Fashion Week. The maison will launch a textile collaboration with American artist Jonas Wood on Sept. 6, with the collection hitting stores worldwide by Sept 12.
Wood — who is known for colorful prints and paintings — has helped develop graphic shawls, silk scarves and stoles in wool and silk for Vuitton. They feature some of the artist’s best-known motifs like basketballs, colorful vegetation and facsimiles of pottery created by Wood’s wife, artist Shio Kusaka, all represented alongside Vuitton’s signature LV monogram.
Vuitton said its partnership with Wood represents the latest textile tie-up with a fine artist, the last being contemporary sculptor and painter, Alex Israel. Vuitton has also in the past collaborated with Sol LeWitt, James Rosenquist, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Stephen Sprouse and Yayoi Kusama, among others.
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Country music trio, @Midland, has a distinct retro style in both their fashion and their music.
As their musical star rose, they started getting noticed for their style as well. While most of the male singers in country music still opt for graphic Ts, jeans and baseball caps, Midland leaned more toward vintage silk shirts, stretch pants from the Seventies, Nudie-style embroidered suits that would make Porter Waggoner proud, distressed denim jeans, bolo ties, cowboy hats and gold chains.
“What trips me out is seeing kids walking around wearing pleated Wrangler rancher polyester pants with a belt, a tight T-shirt and a tall crown hat, with a mustache and gold chain,” Wystrach said. “And you’re like, Oh my God, there’s no other reference than they’re listening to Midland.”
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Some of the most common reasons for such water damage include:
Lack of water leakage detection systems,
Leaking or even broken pipes and
Human error in terms of forgetting to turn off the faucets.
One of the worst nightmares for a home owner is to come home and find out that water has flooded the basement or any of the rooms in the house. Studies have also revealed that around 38% of homeowners have faced some loss or the other because of water damage and around 93% of these costs could have been prevented with timely intervention.
But once water damage has occurred, there are a few tips that you can keep in mind in order to deal with it.
Call in a certified technician
The expertise of a certified plumber technician simply means that he or she will be able to assess the extent of water damage correctly. This is important because water can actually go under a surface. So what you see on the floor or on the wall may not really be the extent of damage.
You may actually have to pull up your floorboards or take a look at the water seepage that has happened behind the walls. If left untreated, this “unseen” water will certainly lead to more serious problems.
Looking for certified professionals
This is an important aspect to keep in mind when dealing with water damage. For instance, looking for technicians who have been certified by the IICRC or Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification can certainly help you enjoy unparalleled expertise. Such a technician will be able to go into the sub structure of a building to ensure that the water damage does not result in the buildup of pathogens and does not leave the structure weakened.
Extent of services
Depending on the extent of water damage that you are facing, you may need to look for a firm that can offer comprehensive cleaning services. Some of the things that such services will include are:
Floor tiles or boards of different kinds,
Drapes and curtains and
Restoring the electrical systems of the house.
You could also look for price quotes from different water damage experts so you can choose the one that offers the best value for your money.
Doing a comprehensive job
Apart from looking at the extent of water damage and addressing areas such as the substructure, walls and so on, a water damage company should also be able to handle things like odors and hidden pathogens that may be left behind because of the collection of water. Wood rot, rusting iron and deterioration of cement and other building materials are very real problems when it comes to handling water damage. You should be able to ensure that the services of the professionals include all these aspects.
MI CASA SU CASA: Is it a wind-up or a wedding? No one knows for sure, but beauty mogul Kylie Jenner certainly has social media abuzz about her Italian escapades.
TMZ broke the news that what looked like a wedding dress was stowed away, when the beauty billionaire and Travis Scott boarded a private jet bound for “Bel Paese.” The fact that their toddler Stormi wasn’t the only member of their extended family who was along for the ride only ratcheted up the rumor mill. Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, Scott Disick and Sofia Richie have also been photographed on various strolls in Italy.
Jenner jump-started the celebration of her 22nd birthday two days early on Thursday night with Scott over dinner, complete with a candles-ablaze birthday cake and what looked like a serragghia serenade. Italian tradition calls for a groom to serenade his bride-to-be with musicians from beneath the balcony or window on the night before her wedding. Chalk that up to coincidence. The “Sicko Mode” singer did not appear to be sharing his talents at the dinner table in Capri.
The feathery white dress that set the rumor mill in motion was carried in a white Saks Fifth Avenue garment bag. Staffers at the retailer’s Fifth Avenue flagship and its Beverly Hills outpost were buzzing about Jenner’s purchase, according to a few insiders. Whatever the occasion, Jenner supposedly wanted to keep things confidential, preferring to shop via the Fifth Avenue Club, which caters to bold-faced names and big spenders. Sources said the feathery Oscar de la Renta frock was for a special occasion, which leaves a lot to speculation or imagination.
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An Oscar de la Renta representative was unable to confirm that Jenner had bought a dress. More than one Saks salesperson said they could not comment on Jenner’s dress purchase, but one offered, “I’m so sorry. I can’t speak to anyone outside of the Kardashian family.” Such caution could be rudimentary when dealing with the Momager & Co. Paging Ryan Seacrest.
Scott, meanwhile, is said to have brought along an interesting plus-one for the family getaway — his stylist. The rapper sported a right-off-the-runway printed silk shirt from Casablanca’s spring collection Thursday in Italy. Jenner took a when-in-Rome approach wearing Versace. Scott has other pieces from the Paris-designed and Casablanca-made company packed away for the getaway.
Jenner’s sister Kourtney Kardashian has also embraced the summery set-up with style wearing a leopard-printed bandeau bikini from The Upside Thursday. The day before she shared with her 80.7 million Instagram followers a shot with her daughter Penelope enjoying some gelato in Cinque Terra. Whether or not that bikini post was taken in Portofino could not be confirmed by the brand that was started by Australian model and socialite Jodhi Meares. Either way by Friday afternoon, the affordable swimsuit had nearly sold out on Shopbop.
Whether this family escape leads to a matrimonial union remains a question mark. Maybe it’s just a party or a prank. Either way the Jenner-Kardashian keep building their captive audience and laughing all the way to the “banca.”
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