The Flash Season 2: 8 Crazy Theories About Zoom

Posted on Mar 30, 2016

Could he be another stranded time traveller? The CW For a show that?s taken us through time and travelled to alternate dimensions, it doesn?t seem like anything is impossible on The Flash. That goes a long way to explaining why the central mystery of this season has garnered such an eclectic array of potential solutions. Even with the unmasking of Zoom, the question of his identity is still up in the air. That reveal gave him some new depth, but there?s still a ton of questions to be answered. Just like last year, there?s more to know than simply who the villain is under a mask. Reverse-Flash?s story was coloured with time travel and face-swapping so we should expect to face similar revelations in the season?s closing weeks. There are important clues of course, like Hunter Zolomon, the lack of a Jay Garrick on Earth-1 and the man in the iron mask. Most of our Earth-2 information has come from an untrustworthy source, so the motivations and machinations of Jay Garrick remain unclear as ever. Now, finally ready for some answers that they?ve been tiptoeing around for the last few episodes, the show makes us wait three more weeks to get them. Until that time, we?re left to speculate upon what all of the clues mean concerning Zoom, his motivations, and his ultimate identity. full...

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Come Rain or Shine ? The all weather coats of Emel and Aris

Posted on Mar 29, 2016

OK, I?ll say it, yes as a nationality the British are obsessed with the weather. Right it?s out there now, but of course why wouldn?t we ? I never thought I?d quote that genius of popular culture and academic heavyweight Ms Katy Perry but, from her seminal 2008 classic ?Hot n Cold?, she captures the essential essence of the point we are trying to make, she claims, ?you?re hot then you?re cold?. Yes the climate of these fair Isles means that for a hefty portion of the year we don?t know what the day holds for us weather wise and we?re not on our own, large swathes of countries aruexperience similar weather patterns to ourselves. With this mind, this was a problem that Rana Nakhal Solset, Founder of EMEL AND ARIS experienced. Describing herself as, ?part Lebanese, part British, part Canadian, part French and part Norwegian. They?re all cultures I?m very comfortable with and I admire and understand in so many ways.? EMEL AND ARIS, a new British Luxury wearable tech brand, aims to provide the style conscious world citizen with an answer to looking smart and keeping warm whatever the climate or continent. Her creation, the SMART COAT, for both for men and women offers beautifully tailored coats, which incorporate an intelligent heating technology. The revolutionary heating technology uses a lightweight, inert polymer instead of wires and produces FIR (far infrared) heat energy that is absorbed by the skin to heat the muscles and increase blood flow. The benefits of Far Infrared (FIR) therapy have long been recognised and recent research has validated the vast range of medical claims of FIR, including increased blood flow, pain relief and boosted immune system. Initially, the collection will include a cotton trench and cashmere blend wrap coat for women and a cashmere blend overcoat and a cotton three-quarter length rain coat for men. The line is entirely made in Europe using the finest quality fabrics made in Italy by Ing. Loro Piana and treated with their patented Storm System to make them water repellent and wind proof. More...

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Thom Browne’s School Days – Thom Browne & The Woolmark Company

Posted on Mar 29, 2016

[embedded content] American designer Thom Browne has been building up quite the reputation for himself over the last couple of years. He began his business with five suits and with a small by-appointment-only shop in 2001 and introduced his ready-to-wear collection in 2003. His traditionally based hand-made suits have evolved into collections recognised by museums around the world including the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Fashion Museum in Bath. Browne?s innovations in tailoring have been identified with impacting the paradigm of men?s and women?s fashion. His collections are available, literally across the globe not only through Thom Browne stores in New York, Tokyo and Seoul but at luxury designer stores, such as Barneys New York, Colette, Dover Street Market, Mr. Porter, Selfridges and United Arrows. [embedded content] He was honoured by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America)Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2006 and 2013, the GQ Designer of the Year in 2008 and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2012. This season he has worked with the Woolmark Company on a series of short quirky films across digital and social media titled ?The Thom Browne Laboratory.? These highlight a new ?Cool Wool? which Browne uses in his collection this season. The initiative and its satire-style clips demonstrate how the properties of merino wool can work equally well in the warmer months as the cooler ones, presented through the faultless tailoring of the man himself. [embedded content] Additional to this Browne will include a combination of ?Cool Wool? and Woolmark-certified suiting and knitwear pieces in his Summer 16 collection as well as a selection of wool accessories such as ties, scarves, bags and shoes. Browne is the first US designer to use ?Cool Wool? certified garments in a commercially available collection, demonstrating the benefits of wearing the fibre in both warmer or cooler climates. [embedded content] Skip to...

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Dressing for a Luxury Holidaying Lifestyle ? Dan Ward

Posted on Mar 28, 2016

Dan Ward, has built a lifestyle brand around the ethos of, ?Eternal Summer? It is always Summer somewhere in the world. Summer begins not as a season, but as a feeling. Summer is a state of mind. Unique and one of a kind, we design with ourselves in mind.? Now, if that doesn?t put you in the mood for long Summer daze and lazing around with the sound of waves crashing gentle on the shore and the smell of fresh food slowing cooking in the background, nothing will. However, Dan Ward, isn?t some wealthy trustafairan who launched a complete resort lifestyle range on a whim. He has built up an enviable CV, to back up the credentials of his range, with over 20 years of experience in the luxury industry, where he learned his trade as a multi-function marketing and design expert at prestigious heritage fashion houses, such as Hermès, Bally, Dunhill and Calvin Klein, before founding his own, eponymous brand in 2012. Through this extensive experience Dan has been able to finely tune his skills and has giving him the opportunity to know what his customer wants from a lifestyle brand of this nature. Ever the globe-trotter, he does truly take an international perspective when it comes to designing his range, combining his take on British sartorial clothing and Italian excellence with invigorating design touches and inspirations from his beloved Japan, where he spent his youth and from where he acquired his unique sense for graphic, linear and refined looks that call for purity and sophistication. It of course goes without saying that premium quality and craftsmanship are of paramount importance, not only to the brand but to Ward himself. His collections are always constructed from the finest materials and make for the perfect fit, a natural conclusion when you discover he was a national champion swimmer himself. Therefore being best placed to satisfy the challenging demands of sportsmen. All of his swimwear boast characteristics including quick drying, exceptional breathability, shape retention and UV resistance to ensure customer satisfaction. The fruits of his labor are available the world over from obvious destinations in resorts like Nice, Miami, the Maldives, Bali and Thailand to the less so like Sanya, in mainland China, Toronto, Munich and Ward?s occupational base Florence. All, of course, stocked by the Creme de la Creme of retailers, Lane Crawford, Club Monaco, Luisa Via Roma, Saks 5th Avenue and online with the likes of MRPORTER.COM and MATCHESFASHION.COM. Click here to go directly to...

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Ubud seems a long way from Camden ? Lyme Terrace

Posted on Mar 28, 2016

When you?re bombarded on a daily basis by PR?s, brands and shysters trying to sell you their wares, it is hard to break through the barriers we put up. However, one such brand that did & I?m glad they did so are Lyme Terrace, named after the road they?re based in. A brand with a great back story, but equally with a product to back them up with. Their business model, is centred around charity, full traceability and third party certification can be successful in todays market. They want to make fine-casual clothing with integrity, personality and longevity. All based around a coo on goal of, to create sustainable mens fine-casual wear; merging ethics and aesthetics. Lyme Terrace are working on a long term initiative to have all their products British Made, but they their concept was born in a far more topical destination. Their inspiration came from the Balinese people themselves, whose love for life never compromises the beauty around them. However they have chosen not to produce in the Far-East as a statement against ?fast-fashion? producing cheap clothing with little regard for the people a few steps back in the process; as long as prices are cheap and profits are high. They strive to take the utmost care and accuracy in producing products, with supported stitching that is designed to last, making our threads a staple of your wardrobe for years to come. They have paired the island?s long-standing relationship with bamboo ? one of the most sustainable and versatile materials on the planet with a small amount of organic cotton, to create our soft & natural bamboo blends. They chose Bamboo-Rayon for their tops for its? truly unparalleled softness, if you think of it like Bamboo is to cotton what cashmere is to wool. You have to genuinely feel it to believe it. Bamboo?s moisture wicking properties and its? organic nature, makes it perfect for people who suffer from eczema, dermatitis or sensitive skin. Anyone who has been lucky enough to visit Bali will know of its ancient culture and breathtaking landscapes, however, Bali?s remote rural communities have been forced into a poverty trap by man-made and natural disasters. This massive disparity is something Lyme Terrace see daily in their, new found, home from home and is something they are looking to improve. Lyme Terrace promise it will never forget about its? Balinese heritage and actively promotes and donates to charitable projects around the island. As the company grows so will their charitable function. Currently they are partnered with Bali Children Foundation who provide educational pathways for disadvantaged Balinese children ? a journey leading to growth and long-term sustainability. Ohhh and go for the extra packaging, it least once, you won?t regret it. »Read...

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