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In 2016, Kim Kardashian was traumatically robbed at gunpoint in her hotel during Paris Fashion Week. Now her harrowing experience is being turned into a film by French writer and filmmaker Joann Sfar, Variety reports.
Sfar recently wrapped “Fashion Week,” a graphic novel inspired by the infamous robbery, set to launch in March, and is developing a film by the same name. The 48-year-old director says the film will explore “violence against women, the relationship between the very rich people and the less rich, the world of fashion and the encounter between figures of new and old worlds.” It is also expected to be a comedy.
The movie’s plot will follow a group of thieves who plan to rob a famous influencer during Paris Fashion Week. Sfar claims the film will only be “liberally based on the raid on Kim Kardashian.”
In the fateful robbery, Kardashian was bound and gagged at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room by robbers who made off with $10 million worth of her jewelry, including her engagement ring. In a recent installment of E! True Hollywood Story she spoke about the event: “It was the scariest thing I’ve ever been through in my entire life, just thinking that, you know, you’re about to die. You’re just kind of bracing yourself for the moment that they’re going to shoot you and kill you.”
Kim Kardashian has yet to comment on Sfar’s upcoming film.
The vast stretches of America’s landscapes are an oft-depicted subject in pop culture, but leave it to Yeek to capture desolation both rural and urban in a way that feels new and powerful. The Los Angeles-based artist has shared a visual for his track “Your Loss” featuring UMI that reflects the grandiose and melancholy nature of his sound. Take a look below:
“Your Loss” is taken from Yeek’s new EP IDK WHERE, released in May of this year. In addition to accompanying visuals for the tracks “Fatigued” ft. Jesse and “Too Fast,” the EP features a collaboration with Dominic Fike on “I’m Trying.” IDK WHERE follows the release of last year’s EP BLACKHEART.
Stream the ‘IDK WHERE’ EP right here.
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Everyone knows SXSW is kinda washed now, but if you missed your annual pilgrimage to the lone star state and all the ‘gram opportunities that came with it, consider touching down to Post Malone’s annual Posty Fest. The second annual music festival will involve several partners, such as California-born eyewear brand Arnette and Sunglass Hut, and will take place for one day only on November 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, west of Dallas.
The line up is a veritable who’s who of the hip-hop and R&B scene, including Pharrell Williams, Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Jaden Smith, Dominic Fike, Doja Cat, Yella Breezy, Tylah Yaweh, SAINt JHN, Iann Dior, Beach Fossils, Snowy, Maj. There will also be a DJ set by Kerwin Frost, along with a whole slew of other surprise guests.
Arnette will be contributing exclusive activations at Posty Fest including celebrating the launch of the much-hyped Post Malone x Arnette Collection. So, just in case it wasn’t enough to see the Malone wiling out, you can now aspire towards his laid-back look with a pair of eco-friendly shades, too. Attendees will also have the chance to cop a limited-edition Post Malone x Arnette design, available only at the event.
Last year, the inaugural Posty Fest headliners included the main man himself, Travis Scott, and Tyler, The Creator. This year, guests can only anticipate more vibes with the event’s buzzy all-star billing, hype live performances, branded activations, and TBD special guest appearances.
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Moncler is dropping an eco-conscious spin on its Grenoble line and select pieces will soon be available to shop at Highsnobiety.
Titled Moncler Grenoble Recycled, the brand’s newest line focuses on technical apparel and footwear for the slopes. Not only are Moncler’s new pieces functional, they’re also environmentally conscious.
Hitting the Highsnobiety shop are tech-focused sports trousers, a weather-ready Indren jacket, a cozy fleece hoodie, and hiking-inspired boots, all made with recycled fabrics while still maintaining Moncler’s luxury feel.
Moncler’s Grenoble Recycled will be available to shop at Highsnobiety on October 23.
As the season shifts into fall, Aesop is ready to roll out a new product to prepare your skin for the coziest time of the year. Seeking Silence is a luxurious facial lotion designed specifically for alleviating sensitive skin from irritation and redness. Most of us are aware that skincare looks and feels different for everyone due to a variety of internal and external factors – sensitive skin is one of the more complicated conditions because the symptoms are so complex.
The key ingredients that make this process possible are squalane, ginger root, and bisabolol. Diving deeper into the formula, the protective properties of narcissus tazetta bulb extract build up the skin’s barrier system by decreasing the speed of cell proliferation and turnover which, in turn, strengthens the level of resistance from aggressors that cause flakiness and dryness. The antioxidants from the dunaliella salina extract, a microalgae, work to fight aggravation and redness, keeping the skin in a calm state. Add the subtle aroma of fresh herbs in the woods and it’s basically bottled-up bliss, as your face stays hydrated all day long.
For those interested in accelerating their healing process, Aesop recommends pairing the lotion with their Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk—they’re quite the dynamic duo! Seeking Silence is available now at Aesop for $60. Learn more about the science behind it all in our short interview with the brand’s founding associate, Suzanne Santos.
Over the years, our scientific understanding of sensitive skin has deepened and we wanted to formulate a product that addressed both the visible signs and non-visible physical sensations of sensitive skin, utilizing the latest developments in scientifically-proven and botanical ingredients. Following three years of development, we have achieved this ambition with Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator – utilizing a unique blend of ingredients to soothe and hydrate, bringing a sense of calm comfort to sensitive skin.
The precise causes of sensitivity are not well understood. That said, we do know that those with sensitive skin are more susceptible to environmental factors, and often experience pronounced reactions to certain substances, such as soap, cosmetics or sunscreens. This reactivity may also occur after contact with plants, animals or fabrics; in response to insect bites; or in particular climatic conditions. In fact, it is often reported to be aggravated by temperature extremes.
In terms of epidemiology, those with sensitive skin have been shown to have thinner stratum corneum, the uppermost layer of the skin, with greatly decreased corneocyte (skin cell) area. The consequence of this is overall compromise to the barrier function of the skin, which may lead to irritation and reactivity in this population.
There are many challenges in formulating products for sensitive skin, but what can present the greatest obstacle is the fact that even seemingly innocuous, non-irritating ingredients can elicit an irritant response in those with sensitive skin. When formulating products specifically for sensitive skin, we consider the multifaceted needs of this skin type and how the product will fit into our customer’s daily skin care rituals. Cleansing formulations must be incredibly gentle to avoid disrupting the skin’s protective barrier, toners should be mild and alcohol-free, and hydrating products will utilize a greater concentration of calming ingredients to soothe the skin and reduce the likelihood of reactivity. Aesop products undergo additional testing, overseen by a dermatologist, before they can be confidently recommended as being suitable for sensitive skin.
Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator has been formulated to address the visible and non-visible physical sensations associated with sensitive skin and skin prone to sensitivities; developed to quiet the discomforting sensations of sensitive skin. The lightweight, rapidly absorbed formulation utilizes a unique blend of scientifically-proven and botanical ingredients to soothe and hydrate sensitive skin and lessen the uncomfortable sensations and reactivity of this skin type, such as itching, burning, or stinging.
There are four key ways we address the needs of sensitive skin, and this has helped form the direction for this formulation:
Soothe – assuage the inherent reactivity or irritability of this skin type.
Calm – reduce the redness associated with sensitive skin. Note that not all of those with sensitive skin have associated redness, but a large proportion do. This often also helps reduce the sensorial aspects that go hand-in-hand with sensitive skin; the itching, burning, and tight sensations.
Fortify – improve skin barrier performance to reduce tendency to irritation and reactivity, and increase the skin’s robustness.
Hydrate – improve overall hydration level and nourish the skin.
Sensitive skin must be approached with caution and cared for at each step of your daily skincare routine. We advocate the use of gentle, non- or low-foaming cleansing formulations (with tepid water) to lift grime, sebum, and makeup without causing irritation or dryness. Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk or Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing Oil are ideal for delicate skin.
When selecting a toner for sensitive skin, alcohol-free formulations are a gentler option, yet should still be astringent enough to balance and refresh skin following cleansing. We recommend B & Tea Balancing Toner or Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner for this step. Aesop offers a range of hydrating preparations for sensitive skin and selecting a product to suit your individual needs will depend on your underlying skin type, textural preferences, and environment. Where soothing reactive skin is of paramount importance, we recommend Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator for all skin types and climates.
In hot, humid climates, or where skin is particularly oily, Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum provides an appealing alternative to heavier creams or lotions, with a soothing base of Aloe Vera and matte finish. In cold, wintry conditions or for very dry skin, Elemental Facial Barrier Cream provides nourishing hydration with a sustained finish. Keep Damascan Rose Facial Treatment to tailor hydration levels as needed. This product may be blended with our serums, lotions or creams to boost nourishment.
New York artist Melvin “Grave” Guzman enjoys walking. He spends most of his day walking the streets of the Lower East Side, picking up things and chatting with people along the way. This daily ritual is a fundamental part of the Harlem-born artist’s craft. Using the things he comes across in the cluttered streets of New York, Guzman creates art that takes on many forms — sculpture, performance, visual. It could be a discarded store-sign, a broken clock on a curb, a withered Casper mattress box, a MoMA store bag, or a fruit vendor making an acute expression that catches his eye. The city’s streets are more than just a grid of pavement holding the city together, but a rich reservoir of creativity, community, and hustle.
It was on the street where Guzman met the people that would go on to get his work into a gallery. It was on the street where he came of age. It was on the street where he developed his voice and craft. Through his art, he seeks to celebrate this by “taking the street into the art world to showcase and put it on a pedestal,” he says. Recently, this has manifested through a new body of work, a series of mask-like sculptures crafted with found materials that paint a portrait of today.
Using a lemon squeezer for a nose and the lens of a point-in-shoot camera as an eye, these abstracted faces are comprised of discarded items from our homes, our workplaces, the stores we shop at. “These masks are like selfies. [Representing] different personalities, different powers and different characteristics. Each one is different,” says Guzman.
The masks — littered with things like trendy coffee labels, advertisements, news headlines — provide commentary on how we consume, interact, and even use social media in 2019. Yet, simultaneously, they foster a hint of nostalgia, for when the city was raw, and the do-it-yourself mentality that Guzman’s work posses was a necessity of survival.
Last week, he debuted his masks during a one-night-only event titled “Slim Pickings” which was hosted at 22 Ludlow gallery. Highsnobiety recently spoke with the artist about the streets, his craft, and the beauty of the everyday. Scroll down for the full conversation.
I’m a Latin kid from Sugar Hill. I feel like Harlem has shaped me in many ways because it’s given me this street savviness. Coming up, it was like the Wild West — graffitied-up buildings, broken doors. Those instances of me growing up have really shaped my taste for this kind of grittiness. When I am making my art now, I look for that grittiness. I look for those textures that remind me of [Harlem]. I connect with them because I was surrounded by them all my life. I remember, as a kid, playing basketball on the side of this building and dunking on the mini court and shattering the door glass and cutting my arm. Those kinds of moments are the things I romanticize in my art.
I feel like those things have a lot of power because of the [history] they have. That’s why I like to find things in the street to work with, because they come from people’s households – things that people no longer use or want. They probably used this TV to watch so many shows… How many fights they’ve had and that TV has been there, soaking up all that energy.
The pieces that I am taking from the [street] are like relics from this day and age. This is what is going on now and I am saving it for the future because everything is so ever-changing and nothing is everlasting. That’s one of my new things – Grave saves. I am expanding my collection and these things that I am hoarding [are going] into people’s homes, collections, and museums. I felt they should be romanticized, looked at, and celebrated. I’m so passionate about the streets, and how I can save these bits and parts and pieces of it.
I’m in the streets most of the time, walking around. I feel like I am so connected to it. I feel like the only way I can save what’s going on is by taking these things. Sometimes you have permission and sometimes you don’t. I’m taking these monoliths that are very cultural, trendy, [and am] using these trends, labels, and brand names to digest the culture. How are we shopping and what are our habits; asking questions and not accepting things because they are fed to us on the screen.
The mask is a way of building alternate personalities. In this day and age we have so many different personalities – we have these different kinds of presences, [like] a social presence. People post their favorite photos of themselves […], they are going to present the best version of themselves. These masks are like selfies [representing] different personalities, powers, and characteristics. Each one is different.
I think that sculpture is a different kind of design – I was looking into that a lot. I was inspired by the Partners in Design with Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson, who were into this Bauhaus minimalistic design. This is about design, and showing a new way of saying the same thing, and having the opportunity for the people to be able to interact with the work and walk around it. That is a different way of viewing art than looking at a painting on the wall.
They speak to the identity of [each mask], even the way it looks. One of my favorite ones is the Makita. He has this red drip of paint where the nose is. That is one of his characteristics; he suffers from a constant bloody nose. People don’t post those kinds of things about themselves. It’s kind of speaking to the social media way of personifying yourself and how people do it so creatively now.
It was just like getting out of work and hanging out. It was walking the streets but at a different time, for different reasons. Now I walk the streets because I am looking… well, not looking for things, but living and experiencing it. Before, it was like, I got out of work, I just gave an establishment nine hours of my day, now I need to find something to do that is kind of fun and not go straight home. I started walking around and seeing things, seeing how the people were speaking through stickers and through graffiti and through clothing and dressing. Finding a similar crowd of people that I could connect with that are into the same things that I am into and building friendships and bonds.
Fast-forward 10 years [and] I am in a gallery in the place I worked, because I was in those streets and I met people that got me [the] space, which not a lot of people have. Because I’ve been able to expand my horizons, the world can see my stuff in a public place, and people are recognizing and seeing it. That’s the best thing for the art, to be shown.
That comes after. That comes with [seeing what the items] I collected are saying to me; I use that to say what I want to say. It’s my way of writing a poem, or writing a journal entry. A modern-day flaneur. That’s what I do, I see what people are doing, what people are saying through the expression of clothing [and] all kinds of expressions […] — of human life and everyday life. That’s one of the things that I enjoy the most, the everyday life.
I enjoy making art, and making art in new ways. If you do it the same way, it becomes stagnant and plateaus. That’s why I [create] performance art and experimental art.
I want to do a full-on theater production, very abstracted with costumes, and to keep building on the masks and create an army.
Tyler, the Creator stopped by Neptoon Records in Vancover, Canada recently for his third conversation with Nardwuar. The interview begins with Tyler joking he’s drunk and the energy grows between them from there. Watch above.
The pair discuss a myriad of topics throughout the 16-minute clip, including his love of biking — “we [his entourage] bike around every city we go to and get lost. We was fucking with deer in Utah” — and the various vintage beats Tyler has sampled in his tracks.
“I just lurk music a lot. I wake up every morning and spend two hours listening to music that I’ve never heard before,” he says when asked how he discovers new music to incorporate in his own.
As usual, Nardwuar also gives Tyler a number of gifts throughout the interview. In addition to various vinyls, the highlights include a bewigged Zane from One Direction, an absolutely stacked Fresh Prince of Bel Air doll, and a Justin Bieber cushion. Watch the interview in full up top.