Today, Apple held a presentation announcing new offerings and updates to some of its most noted products. First up, the Apple Watch. Though some critics have been calling the watch a flop, Apple is still looking to entice customers to get on board with the wearable tech item. Not only is it introducing watchOs2, it is also releasing a new collection of watch band colors in fluoroelastomer and leather materials, as well as two new metal face colors for the Apple Watch Sport in rose gold and gold-colored anodized aluminum. So now, you can get that gold hue without shelling out $10,000 for an Apple Watch Edition.
But perhaps the most exciting development is Apple Watch’s collaboration with Hermès. The collection will have different leather watch straps for the stainless steel model, including one that wraps around the wrist twice. According to Bloomberg, Apple will also introduce three watch faces inspired by classic Hermès watches. If your interest is piqued, start saving your money now because the Hermès watches are due to hit select stores in October.
Apple also unveiled the new iPad Pro, which is the largest iPad yet. You can buy accessories for the new model, including a dedicated keyboard and the Apple Pencil, which you can use to draw graphics on the device. The tech giant also revealed the new Apple TV, which will include a new interface and a chargeable touchscreen remote with Siri capabilities so you can use voice commands. The fashion-conscious who love a deal also have something to look forward to, as Gilt Groupe announced its shoppable app made for Apple TV.
Just about everyone was expecting Apple to show off the latest iteration of the iPhone, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The new versions include “3D Touch,” which Engadget mentions is a carry over from the Apple Watch’s Force Touch. Based on the kind of pressure you put on the screen, you can activate new options available with iOs9. Possibly one of the coolest things about the new iPhone is Live Photos, which are like mini gifs your iPhone takes automatically. The new camera system captures the moment just before and just after exposure, and if you use Force Touch on a photo, you can see it go from a regular picture to one that moves. This is something that could definitely change all our Instagram games.
It has become apparent over the past few months that Glamour magazine has been stepping up its game. After all, the title has been tapping the likes of Kim Kardashian, Amy Schumer and even took a risk with model Karlie Kloss on the cover of the September issue. As we now move on to the October installment, Glamour has released a set of three covers featuring some of TV’s hottest actresses, including Taraji P. Henson, Emma Roberts and Gina Rodriguez.
Members of our forums couldn’t wait to choose their favorite. “Emma’s cover (below left) is cool, I love that Christian Dior dress,” raved gossiping right away.
“Emma and Gina’s (below right) covers are cute! I like it! Fun and the vibe is so good,” added MON, but then said, “Meanwhile, Taraji (above), that hair tho. It’s too flat. It looks so contrived. I’m trying to like it with the rest but no.”
Benn98 agreed, writing, “What a great set! Emma looks cool in that dress, just don’t get her smirk/pout and the makeup. Taraji looks good as well, and don’t know who this Gina is, but I desperately need to see her on the telly.” (more…)
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We surely didn’t need another reason to be die-hard Kiehl’s fans, but here we are with another. Not only does Kiehl’s do our skin good, but at the heart of the brand is a strong focus on helping communities. For the past 160 years, it has raised over $2.5 million for children’s charities throughout the world. In 2014, the company launched Kiehl’s Rocks for Kids in an effort to help organizations across Canada that strive to help children and youth. The first collaboration was with Canada’s own Simple Plan and together they raised $40,000 for the Simple Plan Foundation.
This year, the brand partnered with multi-JUNO Award winning singer, musician and songwriter Lights to support MusiCounts. MusiCounts is a Canadian music education charity that helps provide musical instruments to kids and at-risk youth. What we love most about Kiehl’s giving back to communities is that it makes it easy for all of us to get involved behind some great causes. The simple purchase of the quintessential Ultra Facial Cream by consumers will see 100 percent of the net proceeds donated to MusiCounts.
Just in case you aren’t hooked on this product yet, it’s one of the most coveted items the brand carries. It’s especially perfect for the coming colder months, as it keeps skin moisturized in very cold, dry and extreme conditions. The limited-edition cream even features an illustration by Lights on the label. It’s as easy as one, two, three: Buy your favourite product, do your skin some good and give back.
The Ultra Facial Cream is now available at Kiehl’s stores nationwide and retails for $57. Help the brand reach its objective of raising $50,000 for MusiCounts in Canada.
Though she rarely gives interviews, we simply can’t be that mad at Beyoncé for keeping relatively mum with the press when she’s out here blessing us with magazine covers and gorgeous spreads. Fresh off her turn on Vogue‘s all-important September cover, the singer nabbed another one, this time for Flaunt, which photographed the singer as the reigning queen of made-up city CALIFUK.
A combination of California and the UK, the magazine could not think of a more suitable leader for such a locale, which to us makes total sense since Queen Bey pretty much rules everything. Though the singer did not seem to give an interview, she did play a little game of word association. The answers, simple and succinct, give us a peek into the mind of Bey. To competition, she gives the middle finger. When she thinks of confidence, her daughter Blue Ivy comes to mind and if anything is overpopulated, it is her hair closet.
Of course, with the article comes a stunning Robin Harper-shot photo spread, picturing the singer mostly in lingerie as she poses in a Los Angeles pool. Naturally, she nailed every shot, but we’ve got to give her props for this poolside “Smooth Criminal” pose she’s serving us.
Oh Beyoncé, never stop being fierce and fabulous.
DKNY is set to bow its Spring 2016 offering next week and it is one of the hottest tickets in town as it will be the very first collection from new creative directors Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow. It will be the culmination of all the changes the label has been going through, heralding a new era for the brand that debuted back in 1989. And this new side of DKNY isn’t going to cater to the kids; Chow and Osborne aren’t looking to dress the DKNY girl. As the pair told WWD, they’re interested in dressing grown women.
“The trajectory for the DKNY girl is that she had been getting younger and younger — and younger,” Chow said. “But it didn’t feel authentic to what the brand was, it was too young; it was just too young for us. The modern woman we envision has just started getting into her own in terms of career, starting a family, her life is multilayered with different dimensions. When you’re young, it’s not as complex. For us, those complexities and those dimensions are the interesting pieces in determining what she wants to wear.”
Also on the list of changes is, naturally, the logo, which will be newly rendered in Franklin Gothic lettering, with two blocks on the side. Of course, we can’t wait to see what Chow and Osborne have dreamed up for this season and what the label will look like under their direction. Something tells us their new vision fro DKNY won’t disappoint.
Of all the pop culture references we’re dreading seeing turned into a Halloween costume, Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover tops the list. Her coming out was an enormous cultural moment and an important one for transgender visibility in our society, and it will be a shame to see it mocked by a bunch of beer-splattered, mouth breathing bros stumbling about town in ivory bustiers, their leg hair on full display. But it seems the one person such a costume would offend – Ms. Jenner herself — couldn’t care less.
“I’m in on the joke,” she told Matt Lauer in an interview with Today. “I don’t think it’s offensive at all. I know the community does and they’ve got a lot of criticism for doing it. I think it’s great,” she said with a laugh. Her only qualm? “They could have a better-looking outfit for ’em. We could have done my own costume! I mean, that was a serious bustier on the cover of Vanity Fair.”
It sure was. Sadly, we don’t think anyone will wear it better than Caitlyn.