Raf Simons

25 May 19
AÉNL Media

[ad_1] This is a pretty huge week for sneakers, with all the major brands releasing at least one (and probably more) standout design. Adidas brings it with a metallic riff on the Raf Simons Ozweego, plus a new version of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 that glows in the dark. Nike’s got basketball sneakers galore, […]

25 May 19
CauseACTION Clarion

First Lady Melania Trump jet-setted out of Washington, D.C. for Memorial Day weekend to fly with her husband, President Trump, to Tokyo, Japan in a charming postcard dress. On Friday, Mrs. Trump stepped out of the White House to board Air Force One in an eclectic Americana Italian silk shirt dress by Calvin Klein. This […]

25 May 19
Weapons and Warfare

Although it cannot be said that airpower won World War II, it is fair to state that airpower made possible and accelerated the Allies’ victory over the Axis powers. If airpower had been removed entirely from the equation, it is possible that the end result might have been exactly the same; given the difference in […]

25 May 19
Mensensamenleving.me

categorie : mode en kledij Christion Dior – 2015 – fall – couture                                                                                     […]

24 May 19
lerayne

  My dresses make a princess of every woman. Christian Dior The exhibition Christian Dior design of dreams be held in London’s V&A Museum in 2019 is by far the most complete Dior exhibition. More than 500 Dior studio manuscripts, personal effects, letters and more than 200 high-order clothes were displayed. In particular, it reviews […]

24 May 19
Chupa's Customs

Adidas has done several collaborations with well known designers, including Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, and Raf Simons. They have also reached out to several celebrities, such as Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Stan Smith to create some of the company’s most notable and coveted pieces. On 14 February 2015, Kanye West collaborated with Adidas to create […]

24 May 19
The Joy of Mere Words

Simon Read’s The Blackout Murders: The Compelling True Story (2006) is an account of a murder spree in London in February 1942, a story less well known than it would have been had it not occurred in the middle of the war.  With a blackout in force, police resources stretched, it was a time of […]

24 May 19
Mensensamenleving.me

categorie : mode en kledij         Christian Dior – 2015 – spring couture                                                                               […]

23 May 19
The Irish Sun
ROCKETMAN is the sex, drugs and anguish-fuelled ride through Sir Elton John’s life that will have audiences wondering if such madness can be true. The  singer, whose nine No1s include Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, promised a “warts and all” depiction of his life. But have those warts been magnified for dramatic effect? Rocketman is the sex, drugs and anguish-fuelled ride through Sir Elton John’s life that will have audiences wondering if such madness can be true — so we found out Posters say it is “based on a true fantasy”, so audiences have been warned there is a fair dollop of fiction among the facts. Here, Grant Rollings and Mike Ridley sort the myths from the reality in the new film. Dad Stanley was uncaring to young Reg Dad Stanley walked out on Elton when he was just 11, but he did encourage his son’s love of Watford Football Club by taking him to matches IN the film, Stanley Dwight is cold and remote, with Elton moaning that his dad cuddled his other sons but not him. He is portrayed as having no interest in his son’s musical talent – even banning him from touching his jazz records. In real life, after years of rows, the RAF pilot walked out when Elton – then Reg Dwight – was 11. He married second wife Edna and had four boys, Stanley, Robert, Simon and Geoff. Step-brother Geoff,  from Ruthin, North Wales, says: “My dad was  kind and gentle.  He spoke his mind but encouraged us all, including Elton, to do what we were good at.  As a boy when he started supporting Watford it was my father who took him to the matches.” VERDICT: SEMI-FICTIONAL Mum Sheila was disappointed in Elton This claim is not completely true, according to the man himself DID Elton’s mother really tell him, as she does in the film: “Do you know what a ­disappointment it is to be your mother?” No, says Elton. In an interview in 1992, he said: “My mum had always supported me and never reproached me, even when I went on record and said I was bisexual.” After her divorce, his mum Sheila married Fred Farebrother, who treated Elton like his own son when they all lived together in a maisonette in Pinner, North London. In the film, Fred appears to get on well with his step-son. But when Fred died in 2010 aged 88, Sir Elton did not attend the funeral. VERDICT:  SEMI-FICTIONAL Gran Ivy was the only relative to support him This claim makes for a nice line in the film, but it’s not the full story IN Rocketman, Elton’s gran seems to be the only member of his family who supports his dream to be a musician. Sheila’s mum Ivy Harris (Gemma Jones) is seen taking young Reggie (Matthew Illesley) to his first appointment at the Royal Academy of Music. In reality Elton’s parents were both musical. Stanley, who played trumpet in a band, bought a piano for the young Elton and wrote to congratulate him on winning his scholarship to the Royal Academy. Step-brother Geoff says his dad always thought highly of Elton, telling people right up to his death aged 66: “I have five great sons.” VERDICT: FICTIONAL                                                                                                                                       Manager Dick James hated the early tracks Far from being a foul-mouthed cockney, Elton’s manager Dick James was a gent WAS Elton’s first manager, Dick James – played by Line Of Duty’s  Stephen Graham  – a foul-mouthed Cockney who hated many of the star’s early songs? In reality, Dick became Reg Dwight’s first manager in 1967 and encouraged “the fat boy from Pinner” to change his name. Caleb Quaye, 70, who was in Elton’s first band Bluesology, says: “Dick James was a gentleman. He wasn’t Cockney. “He was an old-school music man, who dressed smartly and you never heard him cuss. “He was a principled businessman.” VERDICT: FICTIONAL Bernie and Elton never had arguments Elton and his lyric writer Bernie Taupin REMARKABLY, lyric writer Bernie Taupin and music writer Elton largely created their hit songs by post. Bernie (played by Jamie Bell in the film) would send the words to the singer, who would create a tune on the piano. And just like in the film, they never did have a “row” – though for a period Elton chose to work with other lyricists. Their enduring friendship is one of the most heart-warming aspects of Rocketman. VERDICT: FACT Did star’s first love John Reid really slap him? Elton and lover Reid, played by Richard Madden, certainly had a fiery relationship IN the movie, Elton meets first love John Reid at a gig at the Troubadour in Los Angeles in 1970, but in fact their initial connection was at a Christmas party  in London. Elton says the film correctly shows him sleeping with a man for the first time when he beds Reid in America. Rocketman suggests there was a gap in time before Elton (Taron Egerton) and Reid (Richard Madden) became regular lovers, but previous accounts say they moved in together quickly after meeting. Paisley-born Reid is portrayed as ruthlessly scheming to become Elton’s manager, but in the past the Scotsman has said he was asked to take that role even though he “wasn’t enthusiastic”. We see Reid slapping Elton in the movie, and while the pair certainly had a fiery relationship it’s not known whether this was based on reality or if creative licence was used. VERDICT: SEMI-FACTUAL Elton tried to take his own life at party One of the film’s most shocking scenes shows Elton attempt to take his own life – but did it really happen? ONE of Rocketman’s most shocking scenes is Elton’s suicide bid during a party at his Los Angeles home, in front of friends and family . In fact, Elton really did try to end his life that day in 1975. As guests lounged around the pool the singer, dressed in a bathrobe, announced he’d taken an overdose of Valium and then threw himself in the water. He was pulled from the pool, then paramedics were called to save his life by pumping his stomach. Director Dexter Fletcher does add to the moment with synchronised swimmers – who weren’t there. VERDICT: FACT He walked out of NY gig to go to rehab There are tragic reasons behind this claim that the film fails to mention THE film sees Elton quit a gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden venue, just before going on stage, then head  straight to rehab. For the purpose of brevity, timelines and events seem to have been changed. Elton did cancel a gig at  that venue in 1984, claiming he had flu. But it wasn’t until 1990 that he checked into  Chicago’s Parkside Lutheran Hospital in a bid to cure himself of his addictions. The movie does not mention a major catalyst for this decision – the death  of  a young friend, Ryan White, from Aids a few months earlier. VERDICT: SEMI-FACTUAL Singer was hooked on booze and drugs Elton is candid about his ‘issues’ around addiction and the film reflects this AT the start of Rocketman, Elton tells a rehab support group he is addicted to cocaine, sex, alcohol and shopping, is bulimic and has anger issues. All of it is true. Elton has admitted:  “I wouldn’t eat for three days, then would gorge on six bacon sandwiches and a pint of ice cream and throw it up.” He once confessed: “I’d have an epileptic seizure and 40 minutes later be snorting another line.” Of his many vices, he  admitted “a sexual addiction as bad as any of the others”. He also spent huge sums shopping, including £293,000 on flowers in just 20 months. But he’s been sober since 1990. VERDICT: FACTUAL [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FILM” posts_category=”755″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] He hid his sexuality from wife Renate In real life she was Linda Woodrow, briefly Elton’s fiancée ELTON struggled with his sexuality over the years and this is depicted correctly. In the film he moves in with a woman called Arabella in North London. In real life she was Linda Woodrow, briefly Elton’s fiancée. We see him bedding men but hiding his homosexuality from the public, although he actually came out in 1976 as he told Rolling Stone magazine: “Everybody’s bisexual to a  degree. I don’t think it’s just me.” Mirroring real events, we see Elton wed German Renate Blauel in 1984, before divorcing four years later and admitting she  “didn’t deserve” the pain. VERDICT: FACT [bc_video video_id=”6039671261001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Elton John’s jilted ex fiancé reveals disappointment that there’s no mention of her in new film despite two year relationship”] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk  
23 May 19
The Sun
ROCKETMAN is the sex, drugs and anguish-fuelled ride through Sir Elton John’s life that will have audiences wondering if such madness can be true. The  singer, whose nine No1s include Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, promised a “warts and all” depiction of his life. But have those warts been magnified for dramatic effect? Rocketman is the sex, drugs and anguish-fuelled ride through Sir Elton John’s life that will have audiences wondering if such madness can be true — so we found out Posters say it is “based on a true fantasy”, so audiences have been warned there is a fair dollop of fiction among the facts. Here, Grant Rollings and Mike Ridley sort the myths from the reality in the new film. Dad Stanley was uncaring to young Reg Dad Stanley walked out on Elton when he was just 11, but he did encourage his son’s love of Watford Football Club by taking him to matches IN the film, Stanley Dwight is cold and remote, with Elton moaning that his dad cuddled his other sons but not him. He is portrayed as having no interest in his son’s musical talent – even banning him from touching his jazz records. In real life, after years of rows, the RAF pilot walked out when Elton – then Reg Dwight – was 11. He married second wife Edna and had four boys, Stanley, Robert, Simon and Geoff. Step-brother Geoff,  from Ruthin, North Wales, says: “My dad was  kind and gentle.  He spoke his mind but encouraged us all, including Elton, to do what we were good at.  As a boy when he started supporting Watford it was my father who took him to the matches.” VERDICT: SEMI-FICTIONAL Mum Sheila was disappointed in Elton This claim is not completely true, according to the man himself DID Elton’s mother really tell him, as she does in the film: “Do you know what a ­disappointment it is to be your mother?” No, says Elton. In an interview in 1992, he said: “My mum had always supported me and never reproached me, even when I went on record and said I was bisexual.” After her divorce, his mum Sheila married Fred Farebrother, who treated Elton like his own son when they all lived together in a maisonette in Pinner, North London. In the film, Fred appears to get on well with his step-son. But when Fred died in 2010 aged 88, Sir Elton did not attend the funeral. VERDICT:  SEMI-FICTIONAL Gran Ivy was the only relative to support him This claim makes for a nice line in the film, but it’s not the full story IN Rocketman, Elton’s gran seems to be the only member of his family who supports his dream to be a musician. Sheila’s mum Ivy Harris (Gemma Jones) is seen taking young Reggie (Matthew Illesley) to his first appointment at the Royal Academy of Music. In reality Elton’s parents were both musical. Stanley, who played trumpet in a band, bought a piano for the young Elton and wrote to congratulate him on winning his scholarship to the Royal Academy. Step-brother Geoff says his dad always thought highly of Elton, telling people right up to his death aged 66: “I have five great sons.” VERDICT: FICTIONAL                                                                                                                                       Manager Dick James hated the early tracks Far from being a foul-mouthed cockney, Elton’s manager Dick James was a gent WAS Elton’s first manager, Dick James – played by Line Of Duty’s  Stephen Graham  – a foul-mouthed Cockney who hated many of the star’s early songs? In reality, Dick became Reg Dwight’s first manager in 1967 and encouraged “the fat boy from Pinner” to change his name. Caleb Quaye, 70, who was in Elton’s first band Bluesology, says: “Dick James was a gentleman. He wasn’t Cockney. “He was an old-school music man, who dressed smartly and you never heard him cuss. “He was a principled businessman.” VERDICT: FICTIONAL Bernie and Elton never had arguments Elton and his lyric writer Bernie Taupin REMARKABLY, lyric writer Bernie Taupin and music writer Elton largely created their hit songs by post. Bernie (played by Jamie Bell in the film) would send the words to the singer, who would create a tune on the piano. And just like in the film, they never did have a “row” – though for a period Elton chose to work with other lyricists. Their enduring friendship is one of the most heart-warming aspects of Rocketman. VERDICT: FACT Did star’s first love John Reid really slap him? Elton and lover Reid, played by Richard Madden, certainly had a fiery relationship IN the movie, Elton meets first love John Reid at a gig at the Troubadour in Los Angeles in 1970, but in fact their initial connection was at a Christmas party  in London. Elton says the film correctly shows him sleeping with a man for the first time when he beds Reid in America. Rocketman suggests there was a gap in time before Elton (Taron Egerton) and Reid (Richard Madden) became regular lovers, but previous accounts say they moved in together quickly after meeting. Paisley-born Reid is portrayed as ruthlessly scheming to become Elton’s manager, but in the past the Scotsman has said he was asked to take that role even though he “wasn’t enthusiastic”. We see Reid slapping Elton in the movie, and while the pair certainly had a fiery relationship it’s not known whether this was based on reality or if creative licence was used. VERDICT: SEMI-FACTUAL Elton tried to take his own life at party One of the film’s most shocking scenes shows Elton attempt to take his own life – but did it really happen? ONE of Rocketman’s most shocking scenes is Elton’s suicide bid during a party at his Los Angeles home, in front of friends and family . In fact, Elton really did try to end his life that day in 1975. As guests lounged around the pool the singer, dressed in a bathrobe, announced he’d taken an overdose of Valium and then threw himself in the water. He was pulled from the pool, then paramedics were called to save his life by pumping his stomach. Director Dexter Fletcher does add to the moment with synchronised swimmers – who weren’t there. VERDICT: FACT He walked out of NY gig to go to rehab There are tragic reasons behind this claim that the film fails to mention THE film sees Elton quit a gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden venue, just before going on stage, then head  straight to rehab. For the purpose of brevity, timelines and events seem to have been changed. Elton did cancel a gig at  that venue in 1984, claiming he had flu. But it wasn’t until 1990 that he checked into  Chicago’s Parkside Lutheran Hospital in a bid to cure himself of his addictions. The movie does not mention a major catalyst for this decision – the death  of  a young friend, Ryan White, from Aids a few months earlier. VERDICT: SEMI-FACTUAL Singer was hooked on booze and drugs Elton is candid about his ‘issues’ around addiction and the film reflects this AT the start of Rocketman, Elton tells a rehab support group he is addicted to cocaine, sex, alcohol and shopping, is bulimic and has anger issues. All of it is true. Elton has admitted:  “I wouldn’t eat for three days, then would gorge on six bacon sandwiches and a pint of ice cream and throw it up.” He once confessed: “I’d have an epileptic seizure and 40 minutes later be snorting another line.” Of his many vices, he  admitted “a sexual addiction as bad as any of the others”. He also spent huge sums shopping, including £293,000 on flowers in just 20 months. But he’s been sober since 1990. VERDICT: FACTUAL [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FILM” posts_category=”337″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] He hid his sexuality from wife Renate In real life she was Linda Woodrow, briefly Elton’s fiancée ELTON struggled with his sexuality over the years and this is depicted correctly. In the film he moves in with a woman called Arabella in North London. In real life she was Linda Woodrow, briefly Elton’s fiancée. We see him bedding men but hiding his homosexuality from the public, although he actually came out in 1976 as he told Rolling Stone magazine: “Everybody’s bisexual to a  degree. I don’t think it’s just me.” Mirroring real events, we see Elton wed German Renate Blauel in 1984, before divorcing four years later and admitting she  “didn’t deserve” the pain. VERDICT: FACT [authenticated-scripts src=”%3Cscript%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fxd.wayin.com%2Fembed%2F1dd5a3a2-5a90-443b-b245-7acb476e32ee%3Fmode%3Dresponsive%22%3E%3C%2Fscript%3E” type=”embedded” width=”100″ /] [bc_video video_id=”6039671261001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Elton John’s jilted ex fiancé reveals disappointment that there’s no mention of her in new film despite two year relationship”] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk  
23 May 19
News Archives Uk

ROCKETMAN is the sex, drugs and anguish-filled ride through Sir Elton John's life that wants to have wondering. The singer, whose nine No1s include Do not Go Breaking My Heart, has promised a "warts and all" depiction of his life. But have those warts been magnified for dramatic effect? Time Life Pictures Rocketman is the […]

23 May 19
KALTBLUT Magazine

A KALTBLUT exclusive menswear editorial and film. Photography by Irving Pomepui. Video by Irving Pomepui & François Roy. Styling by Elise Accart. Hair & Makeup by Emilie Peltier. Fashion by Eye Like, Asos, Lesca, Reebok, One Culture, COS, Uniqlo U, Collusion x Everyone, Columbia, Arena, Vans, Rue Begand, The Kooples, De Fursac, Caterpillar, Fred Perry […]

23 May 19
Art Fervour

Whether by collaborating with renowned fashion houses, by selling bespoke wearable art at boutiques, or by creating their own independent fashion labels, here is a look at 5 artists, from Damien Hirst to Sonia Delaunay, who have joint forces with the world of fashion. Scooter LaForge Scooter LaForge is a New York-based artist whose painting […]