American Style News for 19 Feb 2014
Artistic Director Roger Lee (photo: Bill Herbert) Philadelphia choreographer-dancer Roger Lee has been hoping to start a dance collective to celebrate Black History Month since he was a high school... student studying dance. A graduate of Drexel University, Lee is now fulfilling that long held dream with his first annual dance concert commemorating Black History Month. Roger Lee Dance will perform their first annual Black History Dance Celebration series at The Performance Garage in Philadelphia this month, featuring danceworks by seven choreographers. Last spring Lee's troupe performed a contemporary ballet with black history themes. "I did a piece about segregation, integration and civil rights and many audience members told me it really touched them and asking when we would be doing...
Models in Towels–Fashion photographer Mario Testino has been taking behind the scenes shots of top models for his Instagram. With all the
In the grand tradition of Karen "Fuck List" Owen and that sorority sister who had sex with Steve Aoki, Duke University has named its latest sacrificial sex-positive woman. Well, technically they've... changed her name. But it's safe to assume everyone on campus knows who the "freshman pornstar" is since she ... More
As an homage to its nautical heritage - the brand released the first diving watch, the Radiomir 3646, during World War II - Panerai has created a brand new four-pack of instruments: the "Eilean"... collection. Taking its name from a 22m Bermudian ketch that was acquired by the company in 2007, the "Eilean" release includes a clock, barometer, thermometer, and hygrometer. Housed in corrosion-resistant AISI 316L stainless steel 14cm x 14cm square cushion-shaped cases - a nod to the restored navigational and timekeeping devices in the yacht - the instruments pair simple black dails with off-white markers while the thermometer also makes use of blue to denote sub-zero temperatures. Priced between $4,400 USD and $5,200 USD, the "Eilean" collection is now available to Panerai enthusiasts via online...
If the menswear collections coming down the runways at the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week are any indication, fall 2014 is going to be filled with laid-back luxe -
Kate Upton may not have landed on the main cover of the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, but the beloved model is indeed the subject of the highly anticipated publication's flagship editorial.... Dubbed "Zero Gravity," the piece sees the blonde bombshell in a Boeing 727 run by the Zero G Experience - a zero-gravity flight where weightlessness can be achieved by pulling the plane up to a 45-degree angle at an altitude of roughly 34,000 feet before being pushed into a descent. Check out James Macari's shots of the golden bikini-clad Upton above and check out a variety of looks at the shoot below. The 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hit newsstands today while a variety of digital accompaniments to the publication are now available online.
Despite every mother's exhortation to avoid posting things online you wouldn't want "out there" for everyone to see, Twitter users swear -- a lot. As in, even more than they do in real life. That's... according to a new study full of unprintable words by researchers at Ohio's Wright State University, which found that roughly one tweet of every 13 contains a curse word. That's not all: The researchers also found that Twitter users swear most on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, that men swear more than women (though we everyone swears more around their own gender) and that f-bombs are far and away Twitter's curse word of choice.
Oh no. Is this how the downfall begins? We've never heard anything except how much "The Voice" judges love each other and everything is wonderful, but Cee Lo Green threw a curveball on Wednesday,... announcing that he won't be coming back to the hit NBC singing competition.
After she pulled up the carpet on her stairs, Sarah tried to cover her poor quality stair treads with paint, but she wasn't satisfied. She really wanted oak, but didn't have room in her budget so she... got really, really creative.
The designer discusses his first comprehensive collection for the brand, which is due to be unveiled in Milan on Thursday.
When it comes to comfort food, it's hard to top these cheesy scalloped potatoes. Even if you are cooking for two, there is nothing better than having a pan of…
On Thursday, Peter never found his Starcatcher, J. Pierpont Finch failed to succeed in business without really trying and John Worthing never discovered the importance of being Earnest. In response to... a storm that dumped up to a foot of snow on the Washington region, nearly every theater in town canceled performances. The stages were dark, but behind the scenes, theater marketers, box-office staffers and even information technology workers were very much in motion, communicating the decision to shutter to ticket holders. Only one theater in town made the decision -- at noon Thursday -- that it was on with the show!
Photo: Courtesy of Netflix. I'm watching the entire second season of Netflix's original political melodrama House of Cards instead of spending my weekend interacting with actual humans, and posting... one recap per day. Catch the recap for chapter 17 here. For this episode of House of Cards, the letter of the day is "A," which stands for "autoerotic asphyxiation." Then again, maybe that's not quite accurate. After all, when we open on Chinese billionaire Xander Feng, he's tied to a fireplace and in the throes of a reverse, double-barrel bisexual blowjob, someone else has put the bag over his head. We don't linger on Feng's peccadillos, however, and it feels a little weird to open on such a salacious red herring. Instead, we're immediately transported to 1860s Virginia, where a bunch of loony...
Bill O'Reilly dropped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and talked about his controversial Super Bowl Sunday interview with President Barack Obama. It was a ten-minute interview that has been pulled apart by the... media in the days since. O'Reilly described it as the toughest interview of his life. "I've never done anything more difficult, because you're up against the clock from day one," he told Kimmel. "From second one. And President Obama can do 20 minutes on your socks. I mean, the guy is very eloquent." With only ten minutes to get through the interview, O'Reilly said he had to keep interrupting the President in order to get his questions in. He conceded that it was obnoxious, but that's just what he does. The media has been all over the place with their analysis. Some called O'Reilly unprepared,...
Most money clips serve one function: To hold your cash while making you look like you own a casino in the process. The GDC Money Clip is about to add a new level of functionality to your standard... money gripper. Besides holding up to five cards, but it also slyly stores a 1.75″ blade to have by your side when tasks come up. The smart thumb ring allows you to use the blade comfortably and safely so you aren’t losing ...
Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records. Normally Pharrell Williams is the one starting the trends (see: Grammys hat). However this time, the super producer is the one hopping on board. Following in the... footsteps of contemporaries like Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé, Pharrell is releasing a brand new album with very little warning at all. It's called G I R L, and it's due on March 3. Williams is coming off a banner year, which means his latest solo effort will be his most anticipated yet. Last month he took home four Grammy awards for his acclaimed work on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, and on March 2 he'll be performing his hit single "Happy" at the Academy Awards. The song, which is featured on the Despicable Me soundtrack, is also up for an Oscar. With his album out the next day, a...
Now that our second baby is getting close to a year old, It's become much clearer what items we really used and which ones collected dust during her infancy. The funny thing is, the list is completely... different than the one I would've given to you with our first daughter. It just goes to show you that every baby is different. Nonetheless, here is my list of our most and least utilized baby items this time around:
Marvel has debuted the first official trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy," the upcoming sci-fi super-hero adventure starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly and the voices of Bradley Cooper... (as Rocket Raccoon) and Vin Diesel (as Groot, an alien tree). The James Gunn film looks like one of Marvel's funniest features to date thanks to Pratt's comic timing and a geeky sensibility that knows just how to rock Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling." The second of two 2014 Marvel blockbusters, following April's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Guardians of the Galaxy" arrives in theaters on Aug. 1. Watch the first trailer, via "Jimmy Kimmel Live," below.
Although it may be a long weekend for many of us, stars didn't use the weekend as an opportunity to slack off in the beauty department. A-listers like Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, and Kristen Bell... put their best faces forward, giving us some serious inspiration for the week ahead. Just keep scrolling for some pin-worthy looks!
When makeup brands choose a face to represent them, it's usually a familiar model or a classically beautiful, well-respected celebrity. Ardency Inn, though, is not your average makeup brand. This... beauty newcomer takes its inspiration from the downtown-NYC music scene, with high-quality makeup for both rock stars and the women who love them. It's beauty that encourages creativity, so basically, we're obsessed with it. (It doesn't hurt that makeup artist and R29 friend James Vincent is the head of artistry and education). And, as for the new face of this super-cool company? Meet Marial Maher, also known as indie pop artist Seasick Mama. She's featured in the spring campaign to promote their Americana collection, which is composed of natural-finish neutrals. With grungy mermaid hair, a great...
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“I just thought I’d call before I throw myself into this icy lake.” Those were the matter-of-fact lyrics from late ’90s New York electronica duo Dat Oven that sent Thomas Tait’s girls... throttling down his striped carpet runway at breakneck speed in a “walk” the designer personally coached during the final pre-show run through.
Given that the pop star's own look can veer towards the theatric, we were surprised to find that many of her tips could equally apply to everyday dressing. We cherry-picked her most helpful quotes... from the article.
"Frozen" has been charming critics and audiences all winter, but one conservative grandmother was less than taken by the Disney animated feature, which has grossed a reported $378.3 million... domestically. Kathryn Skaggs, author of the "A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman" blog, has penned a lengthy post blasting "Frozen" for what she described as the movie's "gay agenda to normalize homosexuality." Exactly what about the smash film rankled Skaggs (who claims to have seen, and enjoyed, "Frozen" three times with her grandchildren) remains a mystery. Still, she points to the countless tribute and parody versions of the movie's Academy Award-nominated theme song, "Let It Go," and writes: I could blatantly see that the homosexual agenda, to normalize the practice, was not simply an underlying message in...
Web magazine honeyee.com presents a closer look at the Spring/Summer 2014 collection from DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT following the site's Hiroshi Fujiwara-starring seasonal editorial. Dominated by... blue, the seventh DENIM collaboration between VANQUISH and Fujiwara's fragment design includes the usual denim staples alongside everything from button-downs and graphic tees to a blazer, sweat shorts, chinos, and accessories. Key details for the new drop include technical applications like an adjustable hem on the striped button-down and zippered pockets on the chinos, heavily distressed denim, and collaborative branding throughout. The entirety of this season's release is now available via VANQUISH's own online store.