Kanye West to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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For my article I used BBC, ABC 7 LA, and FOX News.

( photo from ABC 7 LA)

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After a feud with Jimmy Kimmel, Kanye West is schedule to make an appearance on his show Wednesday.

Each of the articles had most of the same points and explained why they were feuding.  I like how ABC 7 LA went in to a little detail:

In late September, the nightly hour-long show aired a skit that mocked West’s radio interview by having a child re-create it. In the BBC Radio 1 interview, West declared himself the “biggest” rockstar in the world.

“Does Kanye West know he’s not supposed to be his own hype man?” Kimmel asked before showing a clip of the interview. The musician responde with a series of twitter messages that labeled the comedian out of line and unfunny.

Jimmy Kimmel is out of line to try and spoof in any way the first piece of honest media in years,” West wrote on Twitter.

Kimmel also revealed that West called him demanding an apology. 

The BBC and Fox News did have the tweets that  Kanye West said and the response tweets from Kimmel.

All three of the articles were short and two the point.

Here is the article from BBC enjoy :http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/24455554

 

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Edgar Allan Poe’s House Reopens

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Surprised!  I didn’t even know his house was closed.

“The occasion was the Saturday reopening of the Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum ,which closed nearly a year ago after the city said it would no longer budget the $85,000 to keep it open as a tourist attraction.”

For this article I looked at the Baltimore Sun and the Miami Herald.  

I felt like the Baltimore Sun gave a lot of good information and Opinions.

“With its reopening we are giving people a chance to walk, think and dream in the same space that Edgar Allan Poe lived,” Rawlings-Blake said of the house where Poe resided for a few years in the 1830s with his aunt and young cousin, whom he later married.

It also gave  a little history and told why the house needs to stay open.
 
The Miami Herald did not gave a lot of information on the subject. It gave like a paragraph on the reopening and the web address to the Baltimore Suns page where to find the article. I feel like if they were going to cover the story they should have gave more information. I am guessing because the house/museum is located in Baltimore they were not going to cover the whole story.
 
If you want to read more of the story here is the web address : http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-hs-poe-house-20131005,0,3543668.story
 

Kate Upton suits up for Sports Illustrated cover

Image(photo from Perez Hilton’s site)

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We all know Kate Upton as the model who posed on  the cover of Sport Illustrated half naked. Well this time she is on the cover again with clothes on.

For this article I have looked at LA times, Perez Hilton’s web site, Daily Mail online and The Cut from NYMag.com.

All of these articles were all somewhat on the same page. LA Times had a short  article which gave a link to a longer article on NY mag website.

NY Mag said “This is actually a brilliant marketing strategy, considering Upton’s talent for selling magazines. Maybe they should put her on all of their covers and just match her outfit with whatever athlete she’s posing next to. Imagine: Kate Upton in football pads.. Kate Upton in baggy golf pants. Kate Upton in nothing but a Speedo and gold medals over her chest! They might be on to something here.”

Now on Perez Hilton’s web site he offered pictures from the photo shoot and also gave a little info about the photo shoot.

DailyMail online was talking about her on Jimmy Fallon show and what she wore and talking a little bit about the magazine cover. It talked more about her appearance and life than it did the Magazine cover.

 

Here are all the links to the articles: http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/10/kate-upton-covers-sports-illustrated-in-clothes.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2284555/Red-hot-Kate-Upton-displays-Sports-Illustrated-curves-low-cut-scarlet-dress-gets-Jimmy-Fallon-flustered-talk-show.html

http://perezhilton.com/fitperez/2013-10-02-kate-upton-sports-illustrated-cover-atlanta-braves#sthash.jdyWTGZc.dpbs

The Pro-Miley Backlash

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Okay so for  this article I tried to find three but I could only find one and of course it was in the NY Times.

What did you expect for all the Miley haters to go away! Sike that’s not happening! This article was basically about how Cyrus is doing all this crazy stuff and being somewhat of a slut, when in all reality she is a smart girl and is “interesting”.

“But to the editors of two of the largest women’s magazines in the country, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar, and one of the Internet’s faster-growing pop culture Web sites, Hollywood Life, the pop singer is, if not a role model, at least intriguing to their young readers, one who has appeared on their covers and driven a huge chunk of their traffic. (Laura Brown, the celebrity wrangler at Harper’s Bazaar, said: “I think whether a reader relates to a cover star is not always the point. They just need to find her interesting. And Miley, at this point in her life, certainly is.”  

 

My critique to this article would be nothing. I thought it was very interesting, it had an awesome lead and kept me interested the whole entire time I was reading.  so other articles I found about Miley Cyrus were all just simply making her look like a horrible person and this article was putting her in good lighting.  

I really enjoyed the article and here is the link :  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/fashion/the-pro-miley-backlash.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&ref=style

 

Was sustainability on trend at London fashion week?

I found this article in the Guardian and the article talks about how the concept of a fashion week might not be environmentally friendly, but sustainability is on the lips of some fashionistas.   ” The UK throws out 350,000 tonnes of clothes into landfill every year. surely sustainability isn’t about having something Eco-friendly, but about whether we even need all those clothes.”

 

“The fashion and textile industry comprises many other industries from agriculture to communications. It has enormous impact,” says Orsola de Castro of Estethica- the British Fashion Council’s ethical fashion wing. “It’s a tough industry to change because there are so many elements to it. But it is also an industry that can really make a difference.”

 Jocelyn Whipple is an environmentalist who works with designers and industry to guide them down a more ethical route. With over 10 years’ experience, her pet-peeve question is whether people have to compromise style over ethics. “Ethical designers compromise on ‘the look’ as much as ‘unethical’ designers do,” she says. “There are some serious design atrocities out there with zero style and zero ethics.”

 

I thought the writer of this article made good points and made very interesting for the reader to read. I like when the she says that “the ethics and morality behind sustainability don’t run contrary to fashion, although it may grate against the foundations of fashion industry.” I felt like she and a good point because it true, a lot of these clothes that are made go through all these factories and is basically faceless.

 

Here is the article that I found : http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/sustainability-on-trend-london-fashion-week

Is New York Fashion Week Near the End of the Runway?

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I found my article in the Fashion and Style part of the New york times.  “To the outside world, Fashion Week may look like the most fabulous party on earth, but insiders are getting a little tired of all the fuss. In its present form, it is more like Fashion Month, beginning Thursday with the overscheduled spring collections in New York and ending with those in Paris on Oct. 3, with no breaks in between for the now thousands of writers, retailers, photographers, video-graphers, bloggers and hordes of indeterminate somebodies who for various reasons Really Must Be There.”  It also talks about how big of a deal fashion week is. it take a lot of time and energy to put these shows together.

 

The point of fashion week is to promote collections to editors and retailers several months before they are suppose to be in stores.

“Fashion Week needs to be rethought,” said, of all people, Fern Mallis, who turned the shows into a wildly successful marketing and media event in the first place. In 1993, while executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, she orchestrated Fashion Week’s move to Bryant Park, where runway shows took place twice a year under enormous white tents for 15 years, establishing New York designers on par with their counterparts in Europe. The move to Lincoln Center in 2010, necessitated by a dispute with park management over the duration and timing of the shows, was heralded at the time for bringing the luster of the performing arts to fashion.

 I am posting the link here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/fashion/is-new-york-fashion-week-near-the-end-of-the-runway.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

Eco-Friendly, Green Fashion

Hello Hello there!  I got this article from USA today.com and the article is basically about how Americas closets are turning green.

According to NY Times,The same environmental sensibilities that have swept the foodie world (farm-to-table, organic produce) are making inroads in the fashion universe as the environmental movement continues its rise and new technology produces refined synthetic and recycled materials.

I feel like that making clothes Eco-friendly is a good idea because not only is it protecting natural resources but it is also not harming animals.  The only thing I want to know is are these clothes actually going to look fashionable?

A lot of High-end department stores and boutiques now carry green fashion. Top Designers are embracing synthetic and recycled materials.  Now it shocked me but even H&M goes Big with the green movement.

The Swedish fashion retailer(a hit in the U.S and 47 other countries for its affordable but hip clothes) has introduced its Conscious Collection.  according to USA Today all the designs are made out of recycled polyester, hemp, organic cotton, lien and Tencel.

Technology has given the movement the economic impetus it needed, but the industry would not have responded so overwhelmingly if designers had not put their aesthetic imprint on eco lines.

“I don’t think producing more ugly clothes is sustainable,” Brown says. “We have enough of them already.”

Retailers know that consumers will buy items first because they look good, and second because they are not harming the environment.

“Style is really what grabs them,” Pawlus says. “Green is a gift with purchase.”

Saving the planet is not the only motivation, of course. But if an eco label can help brands attract new customers and save the planet in the process, it’s a win-win for all.

I agree with Brown  it is  like  a win- win in a way.  I like how there are some stores you can sell the clothes you don’t want instead of throwing them away. the article also talked about how there is a rising popularity of swapping parties, where clothes are traded.

Here is the article:http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/04/28/the-rise-of-green-fashion/1996773/

San Juan Capistrano confounded by flip-flops ban at two parks

Hey guys! So today I used CBS LA and LA Times for my article which is about flip-flops being banned at two parks in LA.Image

San Juan Capistrano has prohibited people from wearing flip- flops, I find this very confusing when the weather in California is hot. According to CBS LA and LA times visitors of  Los Rios and the Dr. Cortes Dog Park must wear shoes at all times. “The rule had gone largely unnoticed at Los Rios. But when the dog park opened in August and the rules were posted, several commissioners with the city’s Parks, Recreation and Senior Services were befuddled”. This confused me because a lot of people wear sandals in California. Its a beach area, so a lot of locals are use to putting sandals on their feet, so why would they ever ban flip-flops at these parks?

Commission Secretary Cynthia Alexander said Monday she was told the ban was designed to protect the city from liability under a template provided by the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, which provides liability insurance to dozens of cities in the state. In the LA Times  Commission Vice Charwoman Jenny Friess said “I wouldn’t think twice about going into the dog park in my flip-flops,”

“I don’t think we need to really be telling people what to wear on their feet.”

During the Monday meeting, some of the commissioners said they had even worn flip-flops to the dog park’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Alexander said the rule is not enforced because there is no supervision at the park.

“If you go to the park with flip-flops there’s no one going to tell you to leave the park,” she said. “You’re using it at your own risk.”

Here are the links to the two articles: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-flip-flop-ban-20130917,0,5970687.story

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/09/17/flip-flops-banned-at-2-san-juan-capistrano-parks/