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”.
Nikon fans have been watchful years for a follow-up to a much-loved D300S, and now it’s here – a Nikon D500.
This camera sits during a tip of a APS-C tree for Nikon, and while for some photographers full-frame is a ultimate aspiration, there are and sides to a stand sensor. For sports and wildlife enthusiasts, for example, smaller sensors meant they can get closer to a theme regulating smaller, lighter (and mostly cheaper) lenses.
This camera also enjoys many of a advantages of a full-frame siblings yet though utterly such a large cost tab – that doesn’t meant it’s cheap, though. It has a same processor and focusing complement as a D5, Nikon’s £5,000 camera directed during professionals. It’s also got a flattering violent tip ISO figure of ISO 1,640,000. That might not be utterly on a standard with a D5’s stratospheric limit ISO of 3 million, yet for many typical users it’s over a realms of anything they’ll ever practically need.
The D500 pairs intensely good with Nikon’s 16-80mm f/2.8-4 lens, yet it’s also concordant with Nikon’s endless operation of DX-format lenses.
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Nikon D500 – Design and Handling
If we like your cameras chunky, you’re going to adore a Nikon D500. Although it has an APS-C sensor, this is no entry-level number. As such, a textured hold feels intensely good in a palm and has an score to assistance your center finger lay absolutely while your forefinger rests on a shiver release.
Nikon has also selected to make a shade touch-sensitive, yet there’s still a decent operation of dials and buttons around a physique of a D500. You’ll find that a earthy buttons give we approach entrance to certain settings, creation regulating a camera really discerning and intuitive. For example, we can fast adjust a expostulate mode regulating a rotating dial on a top-right-hand dilemma of a camera.
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Similarly, there’s a dedicated ISO button, bearing remuneration button, concentration form symbol and a integrate of customisable duty buttons that we can allot several settings to, depending on your preference. If we daub a symbol noted “i” you’ll see a “Photo sharpened menu bank” discerning menu – yet there’s a pretty unhelpful set of options here to select from.
Nikon D500 – Screen and Viewfinder
As you’d design from a camera during this level, a D500 has an visual viewfinder that offers a 100% margin of view. It offers a splendid perspective of a stage in front of you, while a rubber approximate ensures that it feels gentle opposite your face. A blind can be activated to forestall any neglected light from entering a viewfinder – and potentially altering bearing – if you’re sharpened prolonged exposures on a tripod.
The shade follows a trend of a D5 with touch-sensitivity. While we can’t use it to make menu environment changes, we can use it for environment a autofocus indicate when sharpened in live view, and while scrolling by images in playback. The shade also tilts, that helps when sharpened from some ungainly angles.
Bright object doesn’t seem to difficulty a shade too much, yet it’s expected that with a camera like this you’ll be regulating a viewfinder in a infancy of situations anyway.
The new Frank Ocean manuscript everyone’s been watchful for is going to
be an Apple Music disdainful for a initial dual weeks of its
according to The New York Time’s Ben Sisario and Joe
Coscarelli, who bring “a chairman with believe of a release
The album, called “Boys Don’t Cry,” will be expelled this Friday
— unless it’s behind again.
According to a Times, a recover will also embody a
“major video” and a “printed publication” of a same name, which
will be “distributed during Apple stores.”
After that two-week window is up, a manuscript will get a wide
release. But this window is a win for Apple, who has been
competing with rivals like Jay Z’s Tidal for disdainful content.
The window is also longer than a one week Apple got for Drake’s
latest album, after signing a reportedly $19 million contract
That creates we consternation how large of a check they wrote to Frank
Exclusives have been a hotly debated plan in a streaming
attention over a past few months.
Tidal has used high-profile disdainful windows from Kanye West,
Beyonce, and Rihanna to boost a downloads. And while this
plan has worked in a brief term, it’s reduction transparent either it
has supposing a strike in long-term, profitable Tidal users.
information from SurveyMonkey Intelligence suggests that a uptick
in constant Tidal users from these exclusives has
Perhaps that’s since there are rumors that Jay Z is perplexing to sell
Tidal to Apple. Kanye West
fanned these rumors over a weekend by tweeting about
conflict between Apple and Jay Z that seems to branch from
“This Tidal Apple beef is f——- adult a song game,”
West wrote. “I need Tim Cook Jay Z Dez
Jimmy Larry me and Drake Scooter on a phone or in a room this
week!!! F— all this dick overhanging contest. We all
gon be passed in 100 Years. Let a kids have the
music. Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop
restraining to act like we Steve.”
Spotify, Apple’s biggest opposition in streaming music, has come
out overhanging opposite a unequivocally judgment of exclusives.
“We’re not unequivocally in a business of profitable for
exclusives, since we consider they’re bad for artists and they’re
bad for fans,” Jonathan Prince, Spotify’s conduct of
told The Verge earlier this year. “Artists wish as
many fans as probable to hear their music, and fans wish to be
means to hear whatever they’re vehement about or meddlesome in —
exclusives get in a approach of that for both sides. Of course, we
know that brief promotional exclusives are common and we
don’t have an comprehensive process opposite them, though we definitely
consider a best use for everybody is wide
Though computers weren’t around during a Industrial Revolution, if they were, their keyboards would demeanour something like a ‘Sojourner’ keyboard from Datamancer.net. Plated in brass, corroborated with aged leather and with cursive vellum keys, a Sojourner is entirely organic with any complicated mechanism that accepts a connected USB keyboard. The Sojourner keyboard was designed by Richard “Datamancer” Nagy, a steampunk artist, engineer and maker.
The Sojouner keyboard is some-more than only a organic consumer keyboard. It was used as a column in a SyFy network’s ‘Warehouse 13′ series. And if a steampunk keyboard is in a SyFy show, it really looks good.