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.

The Cinematographer Who Brings Wes Anderson’s Vision to Life


“The key to being a good cinematographer is finding a way to visually convey the emotion of the story, and it’s not always by creating beautiful images,” says celebrated director of photography Robert Yeoman, speaking over the phone from his home in Los Angeles. When it comes to his ongoing work with Wes Anderson, however, Yeoman does both, and to inimitable levels of perfection – from capturing the cerulean universe of The Life Aquatic to shooting the scrumptious…

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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

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