If there’s one earring style that makes one think of summer, it’s the hoop. Probably because it’s one of the most versatile looks. Want to dress up a white bodysuit and cutoffs? Just add a big gold pair. Simple shift dress? Go for a modern elliptical shape. Pool or beachside, you cannot go wrong with a boho shoulder-duster. And, really, minis will go with anything—especially those off-the-shoulder tops you’ve been stocking up on. Click through for our favorite hoops to shop now before summer’s over.
If there’s one item that’s reigned supreme for the last few months—especially amongst the It-girl set—it’s the bomber jacket. Well, guess what? The trend isn’t going anywhere come fall. It’s true—designers from Saint Laurent to Alexander Wang to Vetements sent the sporty topper down their runways. And while you could wait a few weeks to get your hands on one of the new iterations, you could also just cruise over to HM right now and score one of the coolest styles we’ve seen—a vibrant red pilot jacket with a pretty embroidered detail. The best part? It’ll only cost you $60.
The only issue is that because it’s is an absolute must-have—Joan Smalls (one of the faces of HM) has already been spotted in the bomber—it’s selling out fast. While some of the sizing is already gone, there are still some available.
Keep scrolling to check out how Joan styled the coveted HM bomber—and shop it for yourself.
Try to set aside the fact that we’re in the middle of a summer heatwave, but the time has come to start planning for Fall/Winter 2016. Unless you’re super on top of it, the thought of trying on wool and cashmere when the temperature outside is hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk can be…unsettling (and itchy and sticky). But our experience tells us to make like Nike and “just do it,” because when September Fashion Week hits you’ll have a closet filled with all of your top choices. Or you can spend hours trying to pull your connections to get to the top of the wait list for your favorite pair of Dior boots that are already sold out in your size. You decide. Here, our online shopping picks to get you ready for Fall 2016, so you can get back to your beach chair:
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is just days away, and while a number of corporate executives are expecting athletes’ glory to rub off on their companies, others are telling shareholders to prepare for a tough quarter.
Firms like Nike Inc. and American Airlines Group Inc. expect to see positive impacts from the summer games during the quarter, but others, such as Netflix Inc., are issuing some caution. Here is a rundown of what these firms have told analysts in their most recent earnings calls.
American Airlines expects this to be among the rare international sporting events that is positive for the firm. Scott Kirby, the company’s president, explained to analysts after its earnings report:
“Well, usually the Olympics, World Cups, conventions are a negative for revenues because business travellers just stay away because they can’t get hotels, because they’re worried about the crowds. And so business travel dries up. We’ve seen that in all the other Olympics. We’ve seen that at the World Cup. In this case, Brazil is so bad that there is no business traffic or close to no business traffic. And so, this year, I think it will be a positive just because Brazil has fallen so much before. Two years ago, I would have thought the Olympics would be a negative, and they would have been two years ago. But today because things have fallen so much, they’re going to actually be a positive.”
PVH Corp., a fashion company whose product line includes Speedo International Ltd., plans to do some marketing around the games, at which it sponsors several athletes. Here is what chief executive officer Emanuel Chirico had to say on the call.
“Speedo Fit is a platform designed to inspire and equip athletes at all levels to explore the power of training in the water. We held major events both in New York City and Los Angeles with our Team Speedo athletes to launch the campaigns. We are looking forward to the Olympics with Speedo and have some exciting events planned around the games and around our business.”
Omnicom Group Inc., a global communications firm, was hopeful that the Olympics would help business in Brazil to pick up. Here’s what chief executive officer John Wren said on the earnings call:
“While Brazil continues to be a challenge, we saw better performance compared to the first quarter of this year. We are hopeful that this trend will continue and that the recent changes in leadership and economic policies, as well as the Olympics later this summer, will have a lasting positive effect.”
Foot Locker Inc. said the Olympics “drives innovation” just like other sporting events, and can create additional excitement around athletic shoes. Here’s what chief executive officer Richard Johnson said on the most recent earnings call:
“On the Olympics front, there certainly is some technology that we’ll see in the Olympics that will be commercialised later in the year. There’s launches that coincide with that from the athletes and the players. There’s benefit across all sorts of categories from our track and field business up at Eastbay to signature basketball that we’ll have some Olympic silhouettes that certainly get launched through to some apparel technologies that will see from a lot of the brands that come out.”
While Nike, which has regularly seen positive impacts during and even after previous games, expects the same this summer. Here is what Trevor Edwards, the president of Nike Brand, had to say:
“Ultimately, we get to close out our fiscal year and start a new one in the best possible way with the Summer Olympics. I can’t wait for August and how powerful a moment it will be around the globe; the power of the world’s greatest athletes coming together; the power of the reveal of the world’s most innovative products; and the power of connecting with consumers in even more personal ways to celebrate their passion and love for sport. It’s the kind of global experience that promises to further accelerate our momentum, and it makes me incredibly excited about what’s in store.”
Discovery Communications Inc. might not see a boost this year, but the company recently signed a deal for broadcasting the 2018-2024 games, and executives are already getting excited. Here is chief executive officer David Zaslav on the call.
“We continue to monetise our Olympics investment by signing sub-licensing deals in The Netherlands and Finland, which followed our deal with the BBC in the UK. These agreements significantly exceeded our plan. We have retained all rights to the Olympics on all platforms so that we could pursue incremental value and deals on mobile, on social media with players like Facebook Live and Twitter or going direct to consumer on our Eurosport app. The Olympics will not only be profitable, but based on the deals that we’ve done already, we expect the Olympics will make real money for us on each of the games.”
Netflix, on the other hand, says its viewership could take a hit alongside the number of new customers during the period. Here’s what chief financial officer David Wells said on the call when asked about the negative guidance.
“With an assumption of a hit from the Olympics, which largely affects us in the past on gross adds or on new subscribers coming in, that that’s going to affect in terms of a year-over-year trend. We expect that to be a meaningful — small but still meaningful impact on the quarter. Negative impact.”
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. also voiced caution about the games. The TV operator specialises in lifestyle channels, such as HGTV, meaning it should see a fall in viewership during the games. Here’s what chief financial officer Lori Hickok said on its earnings call.
“As a reminder, for the first half of 2016, we expect to realise a higher growth rate due in part to easier advertising comps for the US Networks segment and because TVN results were not included in the first half of 2015. We continue to expect that the third quarter will be impacted by the Summer Olympics and to a lesser extent the Presidential election. So it should be the slowest revenue growth quarter of the year. Then revenue growth should accelerate somewhat for the fourth quarter of 2016.”
By Julie Verhage; editors: Joe Weisenthal and Isobel Finkel.
Of all the precious gems and metals used in the Dior High Jewellery collection Dior a Versailles, it is relatively humble silver which has the most impact. Oxidised to a uniform black, the technique of layering it over gold was used by Georgian and Victorian jewellers to enhance the sparkle of diamonds. Chez Dior, and in the hands of Victoire de Castellane, this darkened silver serves to not only accentuate the stones, but to bring to the collection an element of darkness. As de Castellane explained in the notes, she “tried to imagine Versailles by night, with its interior illuminated by candlelight that made gemstones sparkle”.
Rapper Pusha T has designed new political t-shirts in support of Hillary Clinton.
The t-shirts have Hillary’s viral tweet “Delete your account” that was aimed at Donald Trump. Hillary sent the tweet after Trump had commented on Obama’s endorsement of her bid for president in the upcoming election. The rapper has been an outspoken Hillary supporter and the t-shirts also feature Hillary’s campaign hashtag “#IMWITHHER” on the back. The political t-shirts were added to his Play Cloths line.
Pusha T has said that all proceeds from shirt sales will go to prison reform and rehab initiative Re-Imagine Justice. Pusha T even tweeted the shirt at Trump to make sure the GOP nominee was aware that #DeleteYourAccount clothes were now available for sale for any Hillary supporter to purchase.
Au terme d’une enquête préliminaire ordonnée en mars, le parquet de Lyon, saisi de plusieurs plaintes visant directement le cardinal Philippe Barbarin et d’autres membres de l’Église catholique, a estimé que les infractions reprochées n’étaient pas constituées. L’enquête avait été ouverte pour non-dénonciation d’agressions sexuelles sur mineurs, commises par le Père Bernard Preynat sur d’ex-scouts lyonnais, et omission de porter secours de la part de la hiérarchie catholique.
Certaines des victimes du Père Bernard ont pris acte de cette décision. “C’est la décision du procureur de la République; elle lui appartient. Je ne suis pas positionné pour juger. Et nous, nous sommes sur un débat moral, pas juridique”, a commenté François Devaux, l’un des membres fondateurs de l’association de victimes La Parole Libérée. “Ce qui m’intéresse, c’est le débat de société: combien de temps les citoyens français vont accepter que des prêtres pédophiles soient en lien avec des enfants?” a ajouté M. Devaux.
Possible plainte avec constitution de partie civile
“J’espère que c’est un point final à cette affaire et que le diocèse pourra travailler en commun avec les victimes qu’il n’a jamais considérées comme des adversaires”, a déclaré l’un des avocats du cardinal Barbarin, Jean-Félix Luciani. “On a dit des choses terribles sur un homme et, fût-il un cardinal, il faut faire attention à ne pas piétiner son honneur.”
Indéniable tournant dans l’affaire, le classement sans suite de l’enquête ne signifie cependant pas forcément la fin du volet judiciaire de ce dossier épineux et complexe puisque les plaignants n’ont pas écarté la possibilité de saisir directement un juge d’instruction en déposant une plainte avec constitution de partie civile.
Reste que la décision du parquet, qui balaie l’ensemble de leur argumentaire, est une pierre dans le jardin des plaignants. Ceux-ci reprochaient en particulier au cardinal de ne pas avoir dénoncé les agissements du religieux à la justice et de l’avoir laissé en poste trop longtemps, jusqu’en août 2015, dans une paroisse où il était au contact d’enfants. Dans le volet visant la non-assistance à personne en danger, le parquet a estimé qu’il n’y avait pas péril imminent car les derniers abus sexuels imputables au Père Preynat remontent à plus de 25 ans.
Je n’ai jamais couvert le moindre acte de pédophilie
Le classement sans suite de la non-dénonciation répond lui à deux constats juridiques. Depuis la révélation du scandale, le primat des Gaules a affirmé avoir rencontré pour la première fois une victime du Père Preynat en 2014. Il a ensuite déclaré avoir entendu parler de l’affaire, via un tiers, en 2007-2008. Or si l’enquête confiée à la brigade de la protection de la famille a confirmé que les autorités diocésaines avaient eu épisodiquement connaissance de soupçons visant ce prêtre au cours d’une période allant de 2005 et 2010, celle-ci est couverte par la prescription.
Et pour la période post-2014, le parquet a considéré qu’il n’y avait pas eu de volonté d’entraver l’action de la justice en cachant la vérité. D’abord parce que les faits révélés par l’ex-victime devenue lanceur d’alerte étaient anciens et prescrits et que ce quadragénaire était susceptible de porter plainte lui-même, ce qu’il fit d’ailleurs en 2015. Enfin, parce que la démarche première de cette victime était d’écarter le Père Bernard de son ministère et non de pousser l’archevêché à alerter la justice, comme le souligne Me Luciani.
En mars à Lourdes, lors d’une assemblée des évêques de France plombée par l’affaire, le cardinal avait assuré n’avoir “jamais couvert le moindre acte de pédophilie”. Le prélat voit en tout cas son avenir à la tête de l’archevêché, s’éclaircir, alors que le Vatican menace désormais de révocation les évêques coupables de “négligence dans l’exercice de leur fonction”, s’ils ne sanctionnent pas les cas “d’abus sexuels commis sur des mineurs”.