Forever 21 Marks Selena Film Anniversary With Capsule

COMING UP ROSES: Los Angeles fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 worked with the sister of the late singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez for an edgy capsule collection.
The offering, called Forever 21 Presents: Selena the White Rose Collection, launches in conjunction with the 22nd anniversary of the movie on the singer.
“We’ve actually been selling Selena products and, in the past, we noticed that every time we brought something in with Selena, it would blow out. So we really wanted to do something special,” said Linda Chang, vice president of merchandising.
Previous merchandise around the songstress mainly consisted of T-shirts with images of her on the front. While this new collection bears a number of graphic T-shirts, sweatshirts and long-sleeves with images of the artist or quotes, the design team worked alongside Quintanilla-Perez’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, to incorporate details, such as a bike short, tie-front purple crop top in a nod to her favorite color and a button pack.
“We did try to separate from what our regular logo collections have been in the past,” Chang said. “With Selena, we really tried to incorporate new, different styles.”
The retailer also tapped celebrity stylist Monica Rose and Vanessa Romo, who appeared on the Univision show “Nuestra Belleza Latina,” to

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‘Roma’ Will Win Best Picture—And Change the Oscars Forever

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It’s either a huge shame or entirely clever that the Academy and Oscars producers’ nuclear-level bungling of the lead-up to Sunday night’s ceremony has made it so that most of us forget that the point of the whole thing is to actually give awards to movies.

Remember them? The nominees? The films and the actors meant to be debated, rewarded, and to spark conversation about our current cultural moment?

There has been so much attention paid to the slow-motion car wreck piling up on the road to Sunday night that the rubberneckers have nearly missed the fact that this year’s Best Picture winner has the potential to change the Oscars in ways that ensure the awards will never be the same again—and some argue is long overdue.

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‘Roma’ Will Win Best Picture—And Change the Oscars Forever

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast

It’s either a huge shame or entirely clever that the Academy and Oscars producers’ nuclear-level bungling of the lead-up to Sunday night’s ceremony has made it so that most of us forget that the point of the whole thing is to actually give awards to movies.

Remember them? The nominees? The films and the actors meant to be debated, rewarded, and to spark conversation about our current cultural moment?

There has been so much attention paid to the slow-motion car wreck piling up on the road to Sunday night that the rubberneckers have nearly missed the fact that this year’s Best Picture winner has the potential to change the Oscars in ways that ensure the awards will never be the same again—and some argue is long overdue.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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This Olympic Champion’s Case Could Change Sports’ Gender Rules Forever

(LAUSANNE, Switzerland) — The longtime standoff between Olympic champion Caster Semenya and track and field’s governing body over issues of gender, hormones and performance in sports reached a pivotal phase on Monday as a key tribunal began hosting a planned five-day hearing in a case that could have massive repercussions throughout sports.

The two-time 800-meter gold medalist from South Africa came and went from the offices of the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday without addressing reporters after a marathon opening session, but her legal team and IAAF lawyers were still jockeying for position in the court of public opinion.

Both sides acknowledged that the ruling in the case — which isn’t expected until late March — could have huge implications, notably over where to draw the line between the genders and how to ensure fairness in top-tier competition.

Semenya’s lawyers issued a statement during the 10-hour session criticizing the IAAF’s release of a list of names of five experts that they planned to put forward to make their case. Her legal team said that maneuver violated the spirit of confidentiality over the proceedings “in an effort to influence public opinion.”

Her team of four lawyers said that it had received the three-judge panel’s OK to release the names of its own experts on Tuesday.

Insisting on the need for fairness, the IAAF defended “eligibility standards that ensure that athletes who identify as female but have testes, and testosterone levels in the male range, at least drop their testosterone levels into the female range in order to compete at the elite level in the female classification.”

The IAAF has proposed eligibility rules for athletes with hyperandrogenism, a medical condition in which women may have excessive levels of male hormones such as testosterone. Semenya wants to overturn those rules.

The scheduled five-day appeal case is among the longest ever heard by the sports court. CAS secretary-general Mathieu Reeb expressed hope for a decision by the three-judge panel by the end of March.

Neither of the delegations spoke on the way out of Monday’s proceedings.

“The core value for the IAAF is the empowerment of girls and women through athletics,” IAAF president Sebastian Coe said as the day began. “The regulations that we are introducing are there to protect the sanctity of fair and open competition.”

A colleague then pulled Coe away from reporters and said he wouldn’t say more.

The IAAF wants to require women with naturally elevated testosterone to lower their levels by medication before being allowed to compete in world-class races from 400 meters to one mile.

Reeb said the case was “unusual and unprecedented” and said the decision “will be important.”

South African lawyer Norman Arendse, whose is helping present the case for Semenya, called it “a highly confidential process.”

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This London Exhibit Shows How Christian Dior Changed Fashion Forever

Courtesy Adrien Dirand via Victoria & Albert Museum

LONDON—The rich and powerful have long delighted in wearing Dior. At the Victoria and Albert Museum’s blockbuster exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, you can see the dresses worn by Princess Margaret, ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn, and several more recent designs shown off on the red carpet by actresses including Jennifer Lawrence.

“Christian Dior only designed for his ‘maison’ for ten years (owing to his sudden death in 1957),” said Oriole Cullen, the curator of the V&A’s biggest fashion exhibition since its blockbuster Alexander McQueen show, Savage Beauty, in 2015.

“Still, his name is known all over the world, speaking to the legacy of the six talented designers that have carried the name forward,” she added, referring to the half-dozen artistic directors that have succeeded Dior, including Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Raf Simons, Gianfranco Ferre, and, most strikingly, John Galliano, who was fired from Dior in 2011, after being caught on film shouting “I love Hitler,” and anti-Semitic slurs. (He is now creative director of Maison Margiela.)

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J.D. Salinger at 100: Forever Young, Forever Influential

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New Year’s Day 2019 would have been the 100th birthday of J. D. Salinger. It’s a milestone worth celebrating because Salinger’s literary voice remains so young.           

Salinger is no longer as popular as he once was, but with the passage of time, his impact has become clearer. From Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar to Frank Conroy’s Stop Time to Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life, Salinger’s influence dominates modern American memoir.

The opening of Salinger’s 1951 masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, set the tone for his writing. “If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like… and all that David Copperfield kind of crap,” Salinger’s narrator, Holden Caulfield tells us before adding, “but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.”       

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Angela Simmons Reflects on the Death of Ex-Fiancé Sutton Tennyson: ‘Sj Will Forever Carry Your Name’ [Photo]

Angela Simmons is still mourning the loss of her ex-fiancé and her child’s father.

She took to Instagram to reflect on Sutton Tennyson’s death with a photo of him cradling their son, Sutton jr.

“As this year comes to a close … I reflect on the most difficult hurdle I’ve ever had to face,” she captioned the pic. “And it’s losing my son’s father . To know that you are with us in spirit is sometimes just not enough . But as the new year comes in I know that I will do my best carrying Sj with your strength and mine. And now being mommy and daddy to our beautiful son . Thank you for my best gift ever. Sj will forever carry your name. Rest now . I got us ???? 2019 we are ready.”

Take a look at her post below.

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‘Friends’ forever: How the show about pals in a coffee shop became a hit

It’s a hit that wouldn’t happen today.

A network sitcom about six straight, white, privileged twenty-somethings? Who spend their time hanging out at a coffee shop? A comedy that could not be less edgy?

But “Friends” turned out to be just what 1994 needed.

And we may need it even more right now.

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