Fashion Focus

23 Apr 19
Informasi Pameran, Event, dan Bazaar Indonesia

For 2 decades, INACRAFT has shown significant seriousness in enhancing the entrepreneur spirit of the young artists, producers, also Indonesian SMEs through the fascinating of Nusantara handicrafts. This achievement was inseparable from the trust given by handicraft lovers all over the country who always take a part and gave us their support to ensure this […]

23 Apr 19
Lively Rock

Wearing sustainable clothes found at a local sustainable boutique, Lady Jones. (floral bomber by frnch, $102 | black tank by errant, $62 | wes high waist paint by errant, $98) Happy Earth Day! 🌿 Who planted a tree today? Didn’t use a plastic straw? Picked up trash? Wouldn’t it be great if everyone was conscious […]

23 Apr 19
a closer listen

David Rothenberg is a musician with a calling: to hear, appreciate, and participate in the music of the animal kingdom.  A triptych of books on whale music, bird music and bug music has cemented his reputation.  In 2019 he returns with a defined focus ~ the music of the nightingale ~ and this time, he’s […]

22 Apr 19
Fashion. Retail. Tech. News.

Happy Monday! Hope many of you are enjoying or got to enjoy some R&R on Spring Break with your fam. In the meantime, here is a recap of industry news from the last two weeks – was too caught up in the busy week to post last week!! Sources are in the hyperlinked text after […]

22 Apr 19
The Hardboiled GMshoe's Office

<+JMH_Monsterpunk> Alrighty, so my name is Juan Herrera and I’m the creator of Monsterpunk, a post-apocalyptic RPG of humans, monsters and humans becoming monsters. In it, Player Characters make life-binding pacts with magical creatures to survive in a harsh world dominated by monsters. If it helps you can think of it as Devilman meets Fallout. […]

22 Apr 19
dfwprosports

Jonah Williams Alabama 6’4 ½ 302 Jr. He ran a 5.12 40, 23 reps, ‘28 vertical, 8’4 broad, 4.79 shuttle, and 8.01 3 cone with everything but his 40 time being average or below average. He was 1st Team SEC in 2018. He was 1st Team All-American PFF in 2018 with only 8 pressures in […]

22 Apr 19
God Created Twitter to Train the Faithful

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think they will sing to me. The Void As I slowly lowered the goggles over my eyes my formerly drab surroundings were suddenly transfigured, exploding into a swirl of cartoonish low-fi technicolors. I stumbled forward towards the door in front of me. Its surreal […]

22 Apr 19
Charlie Ellis - Foundation Blog

My first movements in starting the larger, A3 fashion sketchbook was creating a wealth of fabric samples to document; with a growing visual narrative throughout. I wanted to group certain experiments together, displaying what kind of textures and references I was attempting to re-create and also likening certain materials and effects to the work of […]

22 Apr 19
The Enlightened Consumer

I’ve been on the search for more than basics that are made ethically with sustainability in mind. While one might think with the prevalence of ethically available brands like PACT carrying all the basics that finding something a bit more fashionable should be easy. My own search found it was far from. Like so many […]

22 Apr 19
UP MAGAZINE

For over a decade, Miami University’s Fashion and Design organization have hosted an annual fashion show showcasing student designers, models, and artists. Each year the show has become grander as MUF&D gains members, attendees, sponsors, and esteem. Just this semester at Miami University, MUF&D received the Women’s Giving Circle Grant and was awarded $10,000 to […]

22 Apr 19
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The Denmark capital does menswear right.

22 Apr 19
helpdibble4ambrose's blog

Article writer-Kennedy Agger Photography is an interesting hobby for many people, whether they like to scrapbook, capture moments in a unique way, or give photos as gifts. There are few things more priceless than photographs! Read the tips in this article to become better equipped to make that perfect picture! Compose your photograph carefully. Sometimes […]

22 Apr 19
Twin Cities
Oklahoma gymnastics coach K.J. Kindler didn’t know if Maggie Nichols would compete in the all-around competition at last weekend’s NCAA championships until, oh, about a minute before Nichols’ floor routine. The Roseville High School grad hadn’t performed a floor routine in competition since mid-January, the result of a torn plantar fascia in her foot. But one of the members of Oklahoma’s floor routine rotation suffered an injury in regionals, and someone had to step up to help the Sooners advance to the championship round of the team competition. Who better than Nichols to make the return to floor, if she was ready to do so? “It tipped the scales to where we felt that we should pursue it more aggressively, because we really were trying to be patient, make sure we were making the right decisions for her and making sure she stayed safe and recovered well,” Kindler said. “All of those things that a good coach would want to do for their athlete, and so we just ended up being in a unique position, and I started thinking, ‘How could we make it happen?’ ” So, in the week leading up to nationals, Nichols and her coach modified her routine from a three-pass routine to a two-pass routine to limit stress on Nichols’ foot and her knee, which was ailing from a bone bruise. The pieces were in place for Nichols to compete in the all-around, but Kindler still wasn’t sure it would happen. Nichols had to be feeling good physically at the end of the meet. That was the case. The Little Canada native already had crushed her vault, uneven bars and balance beam routines. So, on the final routine of the final rotation, Kindler and the coaching staff decided to have Nichols take the floor — “the minute before she did (it), really.” At that point, Kindler admitted she didn’t feel anything resembling a lack of confidence, despite her star gymnast completing just two practice floor routines prior to heading to nationals. This was Maggie Nichols, after all. “I knew if she was feeling great, she would make her floor routine,” Kindler said. “Honestly, I don’t lose my breath when Maggie goes. If we’re putting her up there, we feel really confident.” Nichols threw down a 9.925 on her floor routine, easily enough to secure Oklahoma’s place in Saturday’s national finals, which was her primary focus. She had done her job, and, as it turned out, quite a bit more. As she got off the floor and her score was revealed, Nichols received some unexpected news from Kindler. “KJ was like, ‘You just won,’ ” Nichols recalled. “I was like, ‘What? What did I win?’ She was like, ‘You just won the all-around.’ I don’t know, it just didn’t feel real.” How could it? This was storybook stuff. After being sidelined from the all-around for most of the season — she competed on floor just three times this season before the foot injury — Nichols stepped onto the grandest stage and successfully defended her NCAA all-around title with a score of 39.7125, topping UCLA’s Kyla Ross — an Olympic gold medalist — and the Gophers’ Lexy Ramler, who tied for second with a score of 39.6625. “I just want to tell you, this is amazing,” Kindler said. “It is amazing that she did that.” It would be amazing under any circumstances. Nichols is just the fifth Division I gymnast to win back-to-back titles in the all-around, and the first since 2007. “It kind of feels surreal to even think that I’m in the same category of the other people that have achieved that, but I don’t know, it’s just really cool,” she said. “To be able to still take the all-around, and going back to back, it’s surreal.” Nichols’ injuries caused her to sit out not just the floor, but also vault for part of the season. Kindler recalled two different meets when Nichols re-aggravated injuries. “I was battling the few little injuries that I did have the whole season,” Nichols said. “They weren’t healing, and they’d get better, then they’d get worse again, so it was kind of frustrating.” Kindler said those injuries forced Nichols to surrender control. No longer could she compete in every event for the Sooners, so Nichols had to  increase her cheerleading responsibilities. She shined there, too. While Nichols was upset she couldn’t do floor — one of her favorite exercises — for much of the year, “my team stepped up for me and someone else got the opportunity to compete.” When she did get a chance to compete in the all-around last weekend, helping the team reclaim the national team title it relinquished by a slim margin a year prior was her primary mission. And a night after Nichols won the all-around crown, the Sooners did indeed win the team title by a healthy margin. It was Oklahoma’s fourth title in six seasons, and second in Nichols’ three years on the squad. This title carried a little extra meaning for Oklahoma. The Sooners won the championship in honor of Dave Richardson, the husband of the team’s trainer, Jenn Richardson, who died from colon cancer in February. This year marked the first in which Nichols captured the coveted all-around/team title sweep. “That was incredible. It feels so good,” Nichols said. “Last year, winning the all-around and then coming up a little bit short as a team, it was very disappointing. I wasn’t even excited to win the all-around. It’s all about the team. This year, coming out on top, with the team and the all-around, it’s so amazing. It was all of our hard work paying off.” Kindler said most people likely didn’t expect Nichols to compete in the all-around last weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. It was a shock to the coaches, too. But, Kindler noted, athletes like Nichols are uncommon, both with her inner strength and resilience, and also her belief. “She has definitely made a name for herself in collegiate gymnastics,” Kindler said. “But not just that, across the world people look up to her. And they should look up to her for this moment, because it’s different than her past moments. She had to work through a lot of things this year, a lot of adversity, a lot of obstacles, and she did it in a very team-forward way.” Nichols doesn’t think she’s going to return to the senior elite level to make a run at the 2020 Olympics — “I’m just getting old and the body is hurting a little,” she said. That means her next collegiate season, her senior campaign, likely will be her last hurrah in competitive gymnastics. She’ll have a chance to make more gymnastics history next spring. Only Kentucky’s Jenny Hansen, a Somerset, Wis., native, has three-peated in the all-around. Nichols could join that exclusive club next season. It’s hard to bet against her. “I”m just going to stay focused on doing my best gymnastics, staying healthy, staying in shape, trying to get better than I am now. Keep improving, but not really focus on that yet,” Nichols said. “I just want to enjoy every minute, soak it all in. It flies by, the four years, and you only get this opportunity one time, so to enjoy everything that I’m doing, just be happy all the time, take it in with my teammates and coaches and just try to do my best for the team and try to win another national championship.”
22 Apr 19
MMA Junkie

Still recovering from the arm he broke in a loss to Israel Adesanya, Brad Tavares says he knows what it takes to stop the interim UFC champ.

22 Apr 19
MOVIE MUSIC INTERNATIONAL. MMI. / CINEMA AND TELEVISION FOCUS. (formely Movie music Italiano).

  Cast your mind back if you can, lets take a trip own memory lane, a walk among the scores from yester year that inspired and entertained and are now looked upon as being iconic or classic. I thought I would re-visit a handful of scores that were at the time of their release must […]