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BCBG Taps Kate Young, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for 30th Anniversary

For its 30th anniversary, BCBG Max Azria is heightening its profile by appointing stylist Kate Young as creative consultant and tapping Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to appear in its spring 2019 campaign. It’s a new move for the contemporary brand founded by Max Azria in 1989.
Young, who signed not long after Marquee Brands took control of BCBG, is working alongside creative director Bernd Kroeber, who worked with Joyce Azria as part of BCBGeneration team.
“I’ve consulted for many brands, but no one really does this,” Young said of taking on a public consulting role.
“I have a sort of old school love for the brand. For me it has this association with moving to New York, which sort of goes with the ambitious working stylish girl,” Young said. “It’s fun collaborating together on colors and shapes. I’m just trying to bring a little of my aesthetic in.”
“I’ve worked nearly a year with Kate and her sensibility and her eye is so refined,” Krober said.
The spring 2019 collection picks up where former creative director Lubov Azria left off, fusing modern and romantic in many of the brand’s signature looks from pleated color-blocked dresses to power suiting to sleek evening gowns and fashion-forward voluminous dresses.
“There is a kind of ease. Nothing’s too tricky, it’s really straightforward. It’s really chic and styled-seeming but uncomplicated,” Young said.
“Most women have different sides to themselves. This season it’s more of

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Keeping Score: How New York Made History on Roe v. Wade’s Anniversary

In every issue of Ms., we keep score—tracking research on our progress in the fight for equality, cataloging can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and recording milestones for the movement. Now, we’ll be doing the same online. Welcome to this week’s (digital) installment of Keeping Score!

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“There was never a woman with power that he ran up against until Pelosi. And he doesn’t know what to do with it. He’s totally in a corner.” Barbara Res, former executive vice president at the Trump Organization, told reporters from MSNBC that the President has “always felt that men are superior to women,” and that he even admitted as much to her.

“Let us remember that a fight means no person left behind… This is not just about identity. This is about justice and this is about the America we are going to bring into this world.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a powerful call for inclusivity within the feminist movement at the New York Women’s March.

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+ New research from the UK found that one in four women at health clinics reported experiencing sexual or reproductive coercion in their lifetimes. “Given the many negative consequences of reproductive control—including unwanted pregnancies and unwanted abortions—we urgently need more studies on this subject, especially from Europe,” researcher and professor Sam Rowlands wrote in The Independent. “We also need a better understanding of why men engage in this behavior and how women can resist it.”

Milestones

+ Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver has died at 83.

Carmen Rios is the Digital Editor at Ms. , co-host of TRIGGER HAPPY on Binge Networks and co-founder of Argot Magazine. Her work has also appeared at BuzzFeed, Bitch, Mic, MEL, Everyday Feminism and Autostraddle. Like everyone else in LA, she once had a podcast; unlike everyone else, she stays pretty zen in traffic. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

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Pitti Immagine to Mark 30th Anniversary With Dedicated Stamp

PITTI’S STAMP: Pitti Immagine, the organizer behind the Pitti Uomo men’s wear trade show, is marking its 30th anniversary this year and to celebrate the milestone, Italy’s minister of economic development will issue a dedicated commemorative stamp.
Created by designer Italo Lupi, the stamp bears the black writing “Pitti Immagine 30 Anni [30 Years]” against a gray background and is crossed by colorful lines reminiscent of stitching and seams.
The stamp will be presented at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday during the inauguration event of the 95th edition of Pitti Uomo — the first day the stamp will be authorized for use. Pitti Uomo will run Jan. 8 to 11.
“Thirty years ago, the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana started using the Pitti Immagine name … We wanted to remember this anniversary with an official event and nothing is more official than a stamp, a paper rectangle treasuring a discreet fascination and aura as something linked to history, even in the era of non-material communication and liquid society,” said Raffaello Napoleone, chief executive officer of Pitti Immagine.
Flanking the issue of the commemorative stamp, Pitti will also mount “The Fashion Mailbox” exhibition, exploring the relationship between fashion and stamps from the 19th century

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McLaren Honors Ayrton Senna’s 30th Anniversary Win With ‘Beco’ P1 GTR

McLaren Special Operations (or MSO for short) reveals its latest creation: the P1 GTR Ayrton Senna edition.

The 30th Anniversary commemorative supercar — known as ‘Beco,’ or the nickname for the driver given to him by his parents — is labeled and dedicated to Brazilian racing legend Ayrton Senna, who dominated Formula 1 in the late 80s and early 90s before tragically passing on March 4, 1994 in an accident at Imola, Italy. The P1 GTR thus tributes the driver by adopting the color scheme of Senna’s F1 racecar — red and white throughout, mimicking that of his Marlboro sponsored MP4/4 at the time.

Besides the livery, the P1 GTR features upgraded aerodynamics to the standard vehicle in the form of a new front splitter, barge boards and gurney flaps, and modified endplates to the race wing at the rear. These modifications total around 800kg of downforce to the already-grippy track car.

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Review: how artrepublic Brighton celebrated its 25th anniversary year

From local events and big-name exhibitions to taking art onto Brighton’s streets, here are artrepublic’s highlights of 2018.

Typically, as we head towards the end of a year we start to look back at all the things we’ve seen, done and accomplished over the past 12 months. What were the highs and the lows? What do we want more or less of, and what exciting plans and experiences can we carry with us into the sparkling new year? For artrepublic, this has been a truly special and spectacular year.

Our 25th anniversary year has offered up almost too many gems to mention. Early in 2018 we launched our brand-new gallery area, doubling the wall space at our Bond Street location to bring you even more of the art and artists that you love. And, with that space came a whole new events calendar, featuring monthly activities for kids hosted by our artists, evenings of edition screen printing with The Private Press (and a few more of our artists), and even some live real-life storytelling with Spark. We had a fair few parties too, with bubbles flowing to celebrate exclusive print launches, including an exclusive launch with Mark Vessey, where we were treated to a spin on the desks from legendary Brighton DJ & producer, Fatboy Slim. There were also solo exhibitions from the likes of Bruce McLean, collective showcases – taking in everything from abstraction to our Modern Masters – and even an album launch for  drum & bass legend, Friction. And that was just inside the four walls of the gallery itself.

Out in Brighton, beyond the gallery doors, our annual Art Yard Sale had people queuing round the block in the blazing sunshine, all waiting to get their hands on original art, at great prices, direct from the artists themselves. Some of the newest additions to the artrepublic family were there, right alongside some of the gallery’s veterans (not in terms of physical age, but in terms of long-held creative friendships) and, wandering among them all, was the host of our freshly-launched podcast, Art-related Nonsense, collecting stories from some of the best in the art business to share with you all. Check the first series out on iTunes.

Elsewhere on Brighton’s streets, a little later in the year, the gallery was represented in the Martlets Snail Trail with a design created for us specially by Eelus. Unlike that snail (who was very much rooted to the spot), for us this year has sped by.

The artrepublic Snail by Eelus 

We’re so grateful to be able to share all this with the art lovers out there – each of you has brought something to the artrepublic story in 2018, a big thank you to you all and we look forward to seeing you at plenty more of the gallery’s events, openings and occasions in the year to come. From everyone at artrepublic Brighton, season’s greetings and we wish you a very Happy New Year.

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Pastor John Gray Defends Gifting His Wife A $200K Lamborghini For Their Anniversary

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Ever since Lakewood pastor John Gray gifted his wife a $ 200,000 Lamborghini truck to celebrate their marriage vow renewal and anniversary, he’s been catching heat for it all over social media. Now he’s fighting back.

In an Instagram video taken at the celebration Sunday, Gray, now the pastor at Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, led his wife to a bow-wrapped car and handed her the keys while saying “Lamborghini Urus.”

He wrote on Instagram Tuesday, “God helped me to make my wife’s dream come true. Why not? She’s made mine come true!” On Thursday in a Facebook Live video, Gray stated that vehicle was purchased with “not a nickel, not a penny” of his salary from the church or other church money.

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He said he saved money for years and drew on a variety of sources financially including his second book deal and the fourth season of The Book Of John Gray, his television show on Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN network to pay for the vehicle. He also shared the story of how on his honeymoon eight years ago, he and his wife Aventer were so broke that they had to share a shrimp cocktail.

Aventer defended her husband on Sunday on Instagram saying, “I don’t see anyone screaming about how basketball players drive what they do while you paying $ $ $ to see them play in arenas and on fields. We don’t live for people! We love for God!”

She added, “[He] gives away cars, full houses of furniture, clothes off his back!”

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50 Year Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and There’s Still a Racial Homeowners Gap

This year marks the 50th year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. On April 11, 1968, a week after the passing of famed civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon Johnson approved Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 — also known as the Fair Housing Act,.

The Fair Housing Act outlawed discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing to any person because of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. This groundbreaking legislation eliminated legal barriers that prevented blacks from participating in homeownership.

Home ownership has been a vehicle for many to increase their financial security, develop communities, and transfer a piece of wealth to future generations. In an article on Nareb.com — National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) — Ron Cooper, shared his insights on the power of homeownership.

“Homeownership is the number one way for African Americans to build wealth,” he said. “There are so many other things tied to it.”

Unfortunately, many black people still lag behind white people in the homeownership goal. Although more members of the black community have been given access to homeownership because of the Fair Housing Act, reports show that 41% of blacks own homes compared to 71.3% of whites, according to 2016 U.S. Census data. The rate of black homeownership has declined since 2004 when approximately 49% of blacks owned homes.

Reasons for the Housing Gap  

What’s causing the housing gap and decline in homeownership rates for black people today? Loan fees, credit scores, limited savings, down payment requirements, and results of the 2008 financial crisis are some of the barriers preventing the growth of black homeownership today. According to the 2018 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) report commissioned by NAREB, there is a hidden tax on black home buyers, making it more costly for blacks to participate in homeownership. NAREB explores how Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) housing lending companies such as Fanni Mae and Freddie Mac charge low to moderate income households excessive fees due to a fear of loan default.

The Impact of Segregation Despite Fair Housing Act 

The SHIBA report notes that in the 10 cities with the largest black populations, segregation remains extremely high. Neighborhood segregation has a negative impact on housing appreciation for blacks populations. Homes in African American neighborhoods have lower property values, suffering from discriminatory impacts of redlining outlawed decades ago. A study published by online real estate database company Zillow, shows the impact color coding African American neighborhoods red — as most “hazardous” for lending — in the 1930s impacts housing values today. “The median home value in neighborhoods labeled “best” has risen 230.8% to $ 640,238 over the past 22 years, whereas the median value in the areas rated “hazardous” has climbed only 203.1%, to $ 276,199.

Solutions to Build Homeownership Rates  

Although blacks have celebrated many victories over the last 50 years in pursuit of equality and fair practices in housing, there is still more work to be done. Increasing the level of loan applications, loan originations, and homeownership sustainability will be a step in the right direction, according to NAREB.

If you’re thinking about buying a house, it’s important to consult with a realtor and financial professional to educate you on the process. Don’t walk the journey alone. In order to move beyond years of discrimination and limited access, you have to be equipped with the right tools to succeed. Education and preparation is key to moving the needle on housing in black America and will ensure that more black people gain access to favorable rates, terms, and properties.

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50 Year Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and There’s Still a Racial Homeowners Gap

This year marks the 50th year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. On April 11, 1968, a week after the passing of famed civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon Johnson approved Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 — also known as the Fair Housing Act,.

The Fair Housing Act outlawed discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing to any person because of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. This groundbreaking legislation eliminated legal barriers that prevented blacks from participating in homeownership.

Home ownership has been a vehicle for many to increase their financial security, develop communities, and transfer a piece of wealth to future generations. In an article on Nareb.com — National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) — Ron Cooper, shared his insights on the power of homeownership.

“Homeownership is the number one way for African Americans to build wealth,” he said. “There are so many other things tied to it.”

Unfortunately, many black people still lag behind white people in the homeownership goal. Although more members of the black community have been given access to homeownership because of the Fair Housing Act, reports show that 41% of blacks own homes compared to 71.3% of whites, according to 2016 U.S. Census data. The rate of black homeownership has declined since 2004 when approximately 49% of blacks owned homes.

Reasons for the Housing Gap  

What’s causing the housing gap and decline in homeownership rates for black people today? Loan fees, credit scores, limited savings, down payment requirements, and results of the 2008 financial crisis are some of the barriers preventing the growth of black homeownership today. According to the 2018 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) report commissioned by NAREB, there is a hidden tax on black home buyers, making it more costly for blacks to participate in homeownership. NAREB explores how Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) housing lending companies such as Fanni Mae and Freddie Mac charge low to moderate income households excessive fees due to a fear of loan default.

The Impact of Segregation Despite Fair Housing Act 

The SHIBA report notes that in the 10 cities with the largest black populations, segregation remains extremely high. Neighborhood segregation has a negative impact on housing appreciation for blacks populations. Homes in African American neighborhoods have lower property values, suffering from discriminatory impacts of redlining outlawed decades ago. A study published by online real estate database company Zillow, shows the impact color coding African American neighborhoods red — as most “hazardous” for lending — in the 1930s impacts housing values today. “The median home value in neighborhoods labeled “best” has risen 230.8% to $ 640,238 over the past 22 years, whereas the median value in the areas rated “hazardous” has climbed only 203.1%, to $ 276,199.

Solutions to Build Homeownership Rates  

Although blacks have celebrated many victories over the last 50 years in pursuit of equality and fair practices in housing, there is still more work to be done. Increasing the level of loan applications, loan originations, and homeownership sustainability will be a step in the right direction, according to NAREB.

If you’re thinking about buying a house, it’s important to consult with a realtor and financial professional to educate you on the process. Don’t walk the journey alone. In order to move beyond years of discrimination and limited access, you have to be equipped with the right tools to succeed. Education and preparation is key to moving the needle on housing in black America and will ensure that more black people gain access to favorable rates, terms, and properties.

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Bikkembergs Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Capsule

MILAN — The Bikkembergs men’s wear label is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the launch of a capsule collection.
Called “30,” it includes 13 pieces combining luxury sportswear and urban streetwear. Defined by the Bikkembergs logo combined with two bands, one green and one red, the designs span from hoodies, T-shirts, polos, trousers and basketball pants to accessories, such as sneakers, bags, backpacks, slides, textile items and underwear.
The “30” collection will be launched with an online media campaign starring popular Italian rapper Emis Killa.
“We wanted to bring new ideas into the Bikkembergs world, without betraying our sporty DNA,” said Bikkembergs creative director Lee Wood. “Realizing this capsule collection, which mixes streetwear and music, has been highly stimulating. Emis Killa, with his strong and dynamic image, is the right testimonial for this project.”
The capsule, which inaugurates the company’s new distribution strategy based on different seasonal drops, will be available for pre-order online at Bikkembergs’ e-commerce Nov. 13–30 and will hit the stores at the end of April.
“This commercial strategy fits the needs of a market which is faster and faster and reflects the company’s strategy aimed at establishing a continuous dialogue with its customers,” said Bikkembergs chief operating officer Dario Predonzan.
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Colton Haynes’ 1-Year Wedding Anniversary Tribute to Jeff Leatham Will Make You Swoon

Colton Haynes, Jeff LeathamColton Haynes looks like he hit the bullseye with Cupid’s arrow on his 1-year wedding anniversary to Jeff Leatham.
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Joanna Gaines Pens Sweet Thank You to Husband Chip on 15th Anniversary of Founding Magnolia

Joanna Gaines is feeling thankful for her husband!

The Fixer Upper star took to Instagram to share a sweet message to Chip and thank him for staying by her side through the last fifteen years as they pursued their dream of growing their company, Magnolia, together.

“It all started with a dream that I jotted down on a legal pad back in 2003,” Gaines writes. “Thank you Chip Carter for helping me turn what was on that piece of paper into a reality. These last fifteen years have been equal parts scary and exciting and there’s no one else I’d rather by my side than you.”

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It all started with a dream that I jotted down on a legal pad back in 2003. Thank you Chip Carter for helping me turn what was on that piece of paper into a reality. These last fifteen years have been equal parts scary and exciting and there’s no one else I’d rather by my side than you @chipgaines ❤

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Over the weekend, the lovebirds held their annual “Silobration” in Waco, Texas, where the town comes out to their Magnolia Market at the Silos compound to enjoy a vendor fair, food trucks, and live music. Ahead of the festivities, Joanna was feeling a little sentimental about Magnolia’s 15th anniversary, and posted a series of throwback photos of her and Chip to commemorate the milestone anniversary of their company.

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15 years ago… Happy Anniversary Magnolia! A few things I want to call out from these photos: Red lipstick. The vase on the counter- I remember I stenciled the words “imagine” and “dream” on these glass jugs I we bought for a buck each at a garage sale. They were my best seller that season. 😂 The sign on the building was what @chipgaines surprised me with when we found out we couldn’t afford a real sign. He always saves the day. This was also the year that the phrase “Live Laugh & Love” was at its peak in popularity. And my biggest regret was selling that large antique counter in photo #3. I still think about that thing. I have zero regrets though about stepping out and just going for it- this shop, this business, it has our hearts. We are so thankful and this is why we SILOBRATE! Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, we wouldn’t be here without you❤#silobration @magnolia

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“15 years ago… Happy Anniversary Magnolia!” she wrote, before calling out a few things from the pictures, taken during their first year in business, including her bright red lipstick, and a vase on the counter. “I remember I stenciled the words ‘imagine’ and ‘dream’ on these glass jugs we bought for a buck each at a garage sale. They were my best seller that season.”

“The sign on the building was what @chipgaines surprised me with when we found out we couldn’t afford a real sign,” Joanna wrote, referring to the DIY “Magnolia” sign that sat atop their first storefront. “He always saves the day.”

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In the photo gallery, Gaines also shared her “biggest regret,” selling a large antique counter. “I still think about that thing,” she wrote.

“I have zero regrets though about stepping out and just going for it—this shop, this business, it has our hearts,” she continued. “We are so thankful and this is why we SILOBRATE! Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, we wouldn’t be here without you.”


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Country music stars like Jason Aldean, Jake Owen mark year anniversary of Las Vegas shooting

Country music stars took to social media Monday to honor the one-year anniversary of the Las Vegas mass shooting that claimed the lives of 58 fans who’d turned out to celebrate the annual Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Singer Jason Aldean was on stage closing down the festival when the perpetrator…

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