Even with all of our favorite summer festivals now a distant memory in our Instagram feeds, a portable power source for your mobile device can still be valuable during the chaotic holiday season. Today, protective accessory maker Incase announced the release of its Portable Power Pack in various colors and sizes. With your choice of a 5,400 or 2,500 mAH internal battery, the simplistic design of Incase’s latest creation features an embedded USB-A cable that will indicate your device’s charge progress with a series of LED lights. While the more powerful 5400 Pack can deliver two full charges to your iPhone, the 2500 only provides one. Both packs are currently available at the brand’s web store for $79.95 USD and $59.95 USD respectively.
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For the second year in a row, Barneys New York held a benefit to support HOLA at their beautiful and recently renovated Beverly Hills department store. Several hundred guests attended the hugely successful event that featured cocktails, canapés and an innovative and exciting raffle. Instead of tickets, guests bought keys that they used to try to unlock each of the 13 locked boxes that were strategically placed around the store. The glamorous prizes included several pairs of designer shoes, a Céline Trapeze handbag, Rimowa Trolley luggage and La Mer cosmetics. All of the proceeds from the sale of keys went directly to benefit HOLA, as well as 10% of all sales from the night. The evening was hosted by Barneys New York Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan. Enjoy.
After his Holiday 2013 collection with Barneys, and the range of watches he collaborated with Hublot on, Mr. Shawn Carter is expanding his line of products even further, with the announcement that he’s releasing his first men’s fragrance. The scent, entitled “Gold,” ($39 to $79 USD) is part of his ongoing fashion collaboration with Barneys and will be released there on November 2o, followed by a rollout on November 29th to 2,000 other stores nationwide.News that Jay Z is exploring new projects for revenue comes as no surprise for a celebrity of his status, but is it a good move for the rapper-turned-business mogul? [See & Read More]
Ariana Grande unleashes an Romeo & Juliet-inspired video for her Big Sean-powered single "Right There." Backed up with tons of costumes and a cameo appearance by Patrick Schwarzenegger, the rising singer makes sure that all elements are set up properly in her visual fair tale. Of course, Big Sean is showing up to join the fun as well. Enjoy.
Casio has released a new six-color pack of its G-Shock GLS-8900 model. The style variations incorporate black and white LCDs with cases in either sky blue (2JF), magenta (4JF), yellow (9JF) and black (1BJF and 1JF) to create five distinct combinations. The sixth, the 2JR, is a special variant produced together with pro snowboarder Louie Vito, who joined Team G-Shock back in 2012. This model features a sky blue case paired with a black band, watch face and LCD. Fine details include grey buttons and accents on the watch face as well Vito’s logo appearing just above the date display. [See & Read More]
Filmed by Nudie Jeans in Turkey (where the brand’s organic cotton is grown) and at their Italian production facility, “From Cotton to a Pair of Jeans” highlights the brand’s long history of quality Italian craftsmanship and gives a sequential overview of the processes behind denim production. For more information on Nudie Jeans or to purchase some of their products, please visit the brand’s official website. Enjoy.
When you choose to compete with giants like Amazon, you've definitely got your work cut out for you — but Barnes & Noble's new Nook GlowLight ($120 USD) may have just what it takes to make a go at it. While it may never be able to boast the kind of ecosystem available with Amazon, its feature set and competitive price point make it an option worth considering. They've stuck with e-ink, and made the reading experience better than ever, with 60 percent more pixels, no glare, and a higher 1024 by 768 resolution. They've also put it on a diet, reducing overall weight by nearly a fifth, while the four gigs of storage will hold up to 2,000 books, and the battery will last up to eight weeks on a single charge.
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As we have learned last month, the Toronto Raptors have named the city's favorite son Drake their "Global Ambassador." Albeit the vague nature of this title, Drake will play an important role in the team's rebranding as the city prepares to host the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. On that note, the Raptors unveiled a rather dramatic video that displays Drake speaking about his hometown in high notes as well as the team's role in it. Have a look at the promotional clip above and leave your thoughts about it below. Enjoy.
Ronnie Fieg and Kith continue their ongoing partnership with California’s Golden Bear with the release of a collaborative Fall/Winter 2013 Varsity Jacket. American-made and featuring a 100% wool body, the design sports genuine leather sleeves, striped ribbing, and a satin-poly lining. Throughout the jacket are premium chenille Kith symbols as “Just Us” comes embroidered above a classic “K” on the chest while tonal “KITHSET” branding appears across the back. Additional key details include the likes of leather-trimmed pockets, leather tagging, and a brass buttoned closure. Available in Forest Green, Black, Navy, Red, and Grey for $400 USD at Kith’s Manhattan and Brooklyn storefronts, the seasonal varsity jackets are due to hit Kith’s web store this Saturday, November 2nd at 11am EDT. [See More]
Kelly Rowland brought the great vibes during her visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night. The singer spoke on her role as judge on The X-Factor, fellow judge Simon Cowell being a diva in the dressing room, and watching Star Search with Beyoncé as kids. Serving as a judge on the original X-Factor U.K., Rowland looks back on her experience there, dealing with crazy contestants, bad singers, and trying to understand her co-panelist Demi Lovato. Checkout extended footage of Kelly's visit after the jump. [Watch More]