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Highsnobiety Sneaker Advent Calendar: Day 16

Highsnobiety and YME Universe are teaming up to give away one pair of sneakers every day until December 24, when the contest ends with a big surprise. Today’s prize is the Reebok Alien Stomper Mid in Patent Black.

Leading up to Christmas, you must enter the contest each day through our Highsnobiety Sneakers chatbot on Facebook in order to be eligible on that day. Submitting your entry for one day does not make you eligible to win the remaining days, and the entry period will last 24 hours, ending each day at 12 p.m. ET.

A new sneaker model will be revealed each day, first through the chatbot, then on Highsnobiety.com. If you subscribe to the chatbot you’ll get notified each day once the new giveaway is live, and winners will be messaged when selected.

Day 16: Win the Reebok Alien Stomper Mid in Patent Black

How to enter:
1. Follow Highsnobiety Sneakers and YME Universe on Instagram.
2. Subscribe to our Highsnobiety Sneakers chatbot on Facebook by clicking “Get Started” and send us a message with today’s hashtag: HSxYMExStocking with your size in one message, for example “#HighsnobHoliday1 US7.” The hashtag will change with each subsequent day.



Also, don’t forget to follow @Highsnobietysneakers on Instagram.

Snapchat’s New Desktop App Allows You to Create Your Own Lenses

Snapchat has announced the introduction of a new desktop app called Lens Studio for Mac and Windows. The app allows anyone from the Snapchat community to create lenses to be used inside the mobile app.

Once you’ve completed your lens you’ll be given a special Snapcode that you can share, meaning anyone can scan it to unlock your lens.

This is the latest move by Snapchat in a bid to innovate its service and set itself apart from notorious copy-cat Instagram. It bears similarities to the decision in 2014 to let users create their own Geofilters, which was a massive success.

Whether Lens Studio will work remains to be seen, however, it’s clear Snapchat isn’t going down without a fight.

In related news, a new Instagram feature may drastically alter your feed (again).

The Social Credit App Seen in ‘Black Mirror’ Is Becoming Reality in China

Black Mirror, the popular Netflix series taking our worst dystopian nightmares and turning them into scenarios that feel way too close to home, never seems to feel too far-fetched in our increasingly complicated world. The show has already predicted real-life events in episodes such as “The National Anthem” and “The Waldo Moment.”

Most recently, Black Mirror‘s season three episode titled “Nosedive” is reflecting the world beyond our screens. The episode depicts a reality where citizens lead their lives governed by an app based on a popularity scale, and a similar scenario is currently unfolding in China.

In a recent Wired article, journalist Mara Hvistendahl investigates a vast new social experiment currently taking place in China. An app called Zhima Credit is using big data to track and rank what citizens do – from their purchases, to pastimes, to mistakes – to give people ratings similar to a credit rating. The nuanced rating system will allow citizens with a higher rating to rent a car without a deposit, while those with lower scores may find themselves on no-fly lists and banned from other forms of travel.

Check out Netflix’s featurette on “Nosedive” below, and stay tuned for season four of the show, arriving December 29.

In other news, see how celebrities and media companies are reacting to the net neutrality repeal right here.

Tommy Wiseau Dishes Out Life Advice in Twitter Q&A

Tommy Wiseau recently took to Twitter to offer some interesting life advice in a Q&A with fans.

The director of the cult-classic The Room, who has already gained nearly 100k followers despite only creating his account two weeks ago, answered a variety of questions, including how to write a screenplay and how he stays motivated. But no matter the topic, it seems that Wiseau has an answer for everything.

Check out some the of the best responses below.

@TommyWiseau my job is destroying my mental health, what should I do

— Alpha (@Alpha__314) December 14, 2017

Think positive and find another job ! Move on, no excuses or blame for anyone ! Be good ! https://t.co/F9fKbBvBhK

— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) December 14, 2017

@TommyWiseau what do you have to say to the people who haven't met you yet?

— Dee. (@thatgoodDeee) December 14, 2017

I'll be in Los Angeles on Sunday 9P. Come see me. See ticket link on https://t.co/tQUEyFfJOW https://t.co/FVu8loxzt7

— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) December 14, 2017

@TommyWiseau what drives/motivates you when you wake up in the morning?

— Bradley Booth (@bradleygbooth) December 14, 2017

Live ! Live ! Live ! and Live ! https://t.co/hcHoIKfgQR

— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) December 14, 2017

@TommyWiseau What would you tell your younger self?

— Stamos (@Stamosxd) December 14, 2017

Be optimistic and see light at the end of tunnel ! https://t.co/ed1Gp4yHcv

— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) December 14, 2017

@TommyWiseau how many times do u recommend I watch the room? I just bought it on DVD

— Noah Dziak (@n_dziak) December 14, 2017

At least 100 times https://t.co/9oaI76Rcxr https://t.co/IV2NMVYAEn

— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) December 14, 2017

May the Good Spirt be with you ! pic.twitter.com/2kv04qrYOM

— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) December 14, 2017

For more on Wiseau and the upcoming film The Disaster Artist check out his recent interview with James Franco on Jimmy Kimmel Live. 

Here Are 14 of Our Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Gifts Available Now

With Christmas nearing closer for many around the world, our latest Star Wars gift guide promises a wealth of ideas for all those at a loose end for what to buy this year. Whether you are a casual or dedicated watcher, our selection promises something for everyone.

Featuring quintessential gifts from the franchise’s long-standing LEGO collaboration, levitating Death Star bluetooth speakers, replica X-Wing pilot helmets and R2-D2-themed pizza cutters, our roundup will pacify even the most die-hard of fans. Amongst this, the limited edition Star Wars Nixon watch can also be shopped.

So, without further ado, enjoy 14 of our favorite Star Wars products available to buy right now below.

For more, this designer makes insane ‘Star Wars’ art out of Louis Vuitton bags. Check it out here.

Our designated shopping section features products that we love and want to share with you. Highsnobiety has affiliate marketing partnerships, which means we may receive a commission from your purchase.

These Archive Rick Owens Garms Prove He’s the GOAT Fashion Goth

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In La Trienniele di Milano, a new retrospective takes an in-depth look at the 20-year-long career of fashion’s favorite, and most influential gothic innovator, Rick Owens.

With his inky, shoulder-length hair, lean frame and penchant for wearing black, Rick Owens is known favorably to his admirers as the “Lord of Darkness,” and his fans follow his career with a cult-like reverence. His supporters span high-fashion enthusiasts, sneakerheads (thanks to a 4-year collaboration with adidas) and rappers — notably A$AP Rocky, who rapped “Rick Owens usually what I’m dressed in” in “Peso” in 2011.

His designs have inspired everyone from Kanye West’s early seasons of YEEZY, Jerry Lorenzo’s silhouettes for Fear of God , and the industrial vibes from Boris Bidjan Saberi. Born in America, but now living in Paris with his wife and creative collaborator Michelle Lamy, Rick Owens designs for his eponymous line and DRKSHDW diffusion line, while also creating furniture and sculptures. One particularly eye-catching sculpture from this exhibition, whose working title was “TURDNADO”, is made from adriatic sand, concrete, flowers and Rick’s own hair. The dramatic sculpture meanders around the museum like a billowing cloud of black smoke, echoing the draping, avant-garde designs of his garments.

As the above images demonstrate, Rick Owens’ gothic aesthetic has championed a fashion-sportswear hybrid, gender-neutral design, architectural shapes, a sense of humor and of course, plenty of black.

“Rick Owens. Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman” is open from December 15, 2017 through March 25, 2018.

Triennale di Milano
Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6
20121 Milano MI, Italy

Stream Brockhampton’s New Album ‘Saturation III’

As today has been filled with project releases, Brockhampton get in on the act delivering the latest installment from their Saturation series with Saturation III. The delivery follows up on this week’s earlier drop of an aesthetic for “BOOGIE,” as well as the trailer for Billy Star.

While Saturation III was rumored to be the group’s final studio album, thankfully that will not be the case as they have informed that a compilation dubbed Team Effort is on the way for 2018. Regardless, you can now stream the 15-track Saturation III below.

For more music, you can also listen to N.E.R.D‘s ‘No One Ever Really Dies’ underneath.

adidas Originals Unveils The All-New Prophere

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If you’re picking up on the throwback vibes of the all-new adidas Originals Prophere, you’re right on the money. They dug into their archives and pulled inspiration from the in-your-face attitude of the ’90s, but made ’em look ultramodern. The sneakers drop December 15 at Foot Locker in Europe.

The first thing that caught our eye were the iconic three stripes, which have been super-sized in thickness and is where the kicks are laced. Other features include a sculpted midsole, a one-piece knit upper, and a leather heel cage.

adidas Originals designed the sneakers with underground creatives in mind who are out there on the periphery shaking things up. The lineup in the Prophere campaign features some of Europe’s most influential players in music right now including rising UK grime artist MIST and his fellow Brit, the super music producer and DJ, Steel Banglez. Rising French rapper SCH and Tunisian-Italian trap artist Ghali also star in the CCTV surveillance-styled shoot.

The strong color-blocked, glitched aesthetic continues adidas’ countercultural feel, adding to The Three Stripes’ reputation as the brand of the zeitgeist. If you wanna see more, and get your feet in the physical sneakers, jump to Foot Locker in Europe for all the details.

Here’s How Celebs & Media Companies Are Reacting to the Net Neutrality Repeal

Yesterday, the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality in a 3-2 vote. The decision was controversial, to say the least, and was met with a wave of disappointment and anger online.

Across the music, entertainment and business world people and brands have taken to Twitter to slam the end of net neutrality, taking aim at FCC chairman Ajit Pai and vowing to keep fighting for a neutral internet.

However, there’s still a chance to save net neutrality. Congress can pass a “resolution of disapproval” to overturn the FCC’s decision. In addition, the Attorney Generals of New York and Washington State have both announced plans to sue the FCC over the decision.

See how the internet reacted to the vote below, and if you want to keep net neutrality in place, head to Battle for the Net to find out how to contact your local representative.

I predict @AjitPaiFCC will go to prison for obstruction of justice in the NY attorney general's investigation of millions of fake comments that were published on the FCC website. #NetNeutrality

— Chance The Rapper (@ChanceFrom79th) December 14, 2017

We’re disappointed in the decision to gut #NetNeutrality protections that ushered in an unprecedented era of innovation, creativity & civic engagement. This is the beginning of a longer legal battle. Netflix stands w/ innovators, large & small, to oppose this misguided FCC order.

— Netflix US (@netflix) December 14, 2017

It’s disheartening that the #FCC chose to ignore the public and approve a policy that benefits the few and powerful at the expense of creators, and the stories they work to tell. We look forward to challenging this misguided decision in court. #NetNeutrality

— Vimeo (@Vimeo) December 14, 2017

We cannot let this happen to our internet in the US.
We must keep fighting for #NetNeutrality https://t.co/fUYTbO9r3s

— Alexis Ohanian Sr. (@alexisohanian) December 14, 2017

I am extremely disappointed in the FCC decision to remove the #NetNeutrality protections. We'll continue to work with our peers, partners and customers to find ways to ensure an open and fair internet that can continue to drive massive innovation. https://t.co/0NjoNr90A4

— Werner Vogels (@Werner) December 14, 2017

The open internet benefits consumers, business & the entire economy. That’s jeopardized by the FCC’s elimination of #netneutrality protections today.

— Brad Smith (@BradSmi) December 14, 2017

What we have come to know by this move from the FCC is that @AjitPaiFCC is a rogue player. He has acted against the will of a major majority of the American people, left, right and center. He has financial conflicts of interest. He has flouted due process. He’s lost credibility. https://t.co/LgpBLBr9Yy

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 14, 2017

EVERYONE should care about this! It benefits no one unless you’re a faceless, mega corporation. NOBODY is asking for it. https://t.co/d2fBjPe7mX

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 14, 2017

Bad news today. https://t.co/SjVYo6m20g

— Carrie Coon (@carriecoon) December 14, 2017

Generations that haven't been born yet will look back and be grateful for the millions who fought to save our country from those driven purely by shameless greed. They will be grateful for the love & empathy which prevailed. You are among the millions they will be grateful for.

— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) December 14, 2017

The FCC just made a horrendous decision to repeal #NetNeutrality
BUT… the decision has not taken immediate effect and the fight is NOT OVER!
US citizens, YOU can can keep the pressure on Congress to overrule the decision!
It takes seconds: https://t.co/DGlHrxEvzr

— Will Poulter (@PoulterWill) December 14, 2017

#NetNeutrality has been killed by the #FCC and #AjitPai. This is a horrible mistake, and so ushers in the end of a free internet age that has led to some of the greatest innovations of our era. (1)

— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) December 14, 2017

The effects of this decision will likely take some time to see implementation, and there are still organizations that are suing and trying to overturn the FCC's greedy choice. (2)

— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) December 14, 2017

There is still time to make your personal voice heard, you can:

-Text “RESIST” to 50409
-Text “BATTLE” to 384-387
OR
-Call 202-759-7766

Or join: https://t.co/cytXj0JeKP

— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) December 14, 2017

Now, read how the repeal of Net Neutrality could impact your favorite things on the internet.