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The North Face’s New Black Series Collection Is for the Modern Explorer

The North Face SS20 Black Series

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Brand: The North Face

Season: SS20

Key Pieces: If you’re really looking to stunt, it’s all about the two-tone cape in slide #16.

Release Date: February 26

Buy: Select The North Face Urban Exploration stores in Asia

Editor’s Notes: The North Face is reintroducing its Black Series line for SS20, a design-led collection pairing technically advanced materials with progressive silhouettes. Designed for trailblazers and approached from a feminine point of view, the seasonal assortment centers around innovative technology including the brand’s breathable and waterproof FUTURELIGHT material.

“With Black Series, we have created the next step in the evolution of The North Face as a brand that dares to disrupt and push the boundaries of innovation to deliver timeless designs that are built to last a lifetime,” says The North Face Head of Global Creative, Tim Hamilton. “In conceptualizing the collection, we took inspiration from The North Face Archival Library, selecting styles that have a place from born in the mountain to city, distilling them to their purist form, and rebuilding them into timeless reimaginations.”

With Black Series, a diverse team of designers aims to create a fashion-minded collection featuring elevated design lines and premium materials focusing on functionality and authenticity. The SS20 range centers around two silhouettes in particular: the Geodesic Dome and the Mountain Light jacket, as the collection includes women-specific styles and gender-neutral silhouettes, in addition to men’s offerings.

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ Is Returning as an Apple TV+ Show

Amazing Stories trailer

Apple TV+ has shared the official trailer for its reboot of Steven Spielberg‘s 1980s anthology series, Amazing Stories. The clip arrives as the show is due out on the streaming platform early next month.

According to the synopsis, Apple TV+’s Amazing Stories finds everyday people being transported into worlds of “wonder, possibility, and imagination.” Similar to the original series, the program is expected to delve into fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

Dylan O’Brien, Victoria Pedretti, Josh Holloway, Sasha Alexander, and Robert Forster star in Amazing Stories, which is executive produced by Spielberg with Lost producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who also serve as co-showrunners. Five episodes will be available on Apple TV+ beginning March 6.

The original version of Amazing Stories aired on NBC for two seasons from 1985 to 1987. You can watch the trailer for Apple TV+’s reboot below.

Billie Eilish Says the Internet Is Ruining Her Life

Billie Eilish BRIT Awards

Prior to a performance at the 2020 BRIT Awards, Billie Eilish and her brother FINNEAS sat down with Louise Minchin for BBC Breakfast to discuss their James Bond theme song, “No Time to Die,” newfound fame, and social media. During the 15-minute interview, Eilish admitted that the internet is ruining her life.

“The cooler the things you get to do, the more people hate you. It’s crazy,” she said after disclosing that she recently stopped reading comments on Instagram. “It’s like way worse than it’s ever been right now.…I mean, it’s insane that I even have been reading comments up until this point. I should have stopped long ago,” she added. “It’s just the problem that I’ve always wanted to stay in touch with the fans and, like, keep talking to them, and people have ruined that for me. And for them. They’ve ruined it for them, and that sucks. I still try to like fans’ posts or whatever.”

Eilish went on to discuss how some people will even dress up like her and parade around with a fan following, leaving her feeling sorry for those who think they’ve met her when they’ve only come in contact with an imposter.

Prior to discussing social media and newfound fame, Billie and FINNEAS dished on the making of “No Time to Die” for the new James Bond movie of the same name. They admitted they were hampered with a case of writer’s block at the beginning of the process, but were able to ultimately come out of it and write the song in just three days.

“We really did not take the opportunity lightly, and we really just tried to work as hard as we could to prove ourselves worthy of that,” FINNEAS said of the opportunity to create the new Bond song. “We really wanted to make something that didn’t feel like we were trying to copy other great songs, so it was really helpful to listen to these songs.”

Eilish’s statement regarding the internet ruining her life comes as she was recently trolled by Twitter for her controversial “rappers are liars” claim.

Press play below to hear Billie Eilish and FINNEAS speak on “No Time to Die,” social media, and more.

Apple Warns of iPhone Shortage Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Apple store Beijing

Earlier this month we learned that Apple would be temporarily closing its stores in China due to the coronavirus outbreak, joining other American companies like Nike and Starbucks. Following initial reports suggesting Apple would still be able to meet its quarterly earnings goals, it now looks like that may not be the case.

The Cupertino-based company issued a rare warning this week after originally foreseeing returns of $63 billion to $67 billion for this quarter. While it has yet to announce the expected loss, Apple shares have fallen 2.3 percent. Additionally, companies responsible for supplying Apple with chips are taking a hit as well, as stock prices for Qorvo, Skyworks, Lam Research, and Broadcom have fallen anywhere from 1.2 percent to four percent.

Apple is warning of an impending iPhone shortage because of coronavirus. The company has revealed that while its factories in China have reopened, iPhone production is moving slower than expected. Furthermore, while some Apple retail stores in the country have reopened, a portion of third party retailers remain closed and others are operating on reduced business hours.

Amid expected losses for this quarter, Apple foresees a full recovery in the coming months to achieve its yearly goals.

Netflix Is Making a Movie About Pablo Escobar’s ‘Cocaine Hippos’

Netflix sign

Netflix has landed the rights to a new comedy starring Jermaine Fowler. Titled Cocaine Hippos, the movie is inspired by the hippopotamuses Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled from Africa to Colombia in the 1980s.

Jordan VanDina is writing the script for Cocaine Hippos, as the film centers around a group of friends in search of Escobar’s lost treasure. During their action-packed journey, they come face to face with local drug lords, con men, and deadly hippopotamuses. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the overall tone for the movie is being described as The Hangover meets Tropic Thunder.

The story for Cocaine Hippos also comes from VanDina, while Adam Goodman is producing the movie along with Matt Skiena and Fowler. The picture draws from real life events including what happened to the hippopotamuses following Escobar’s death in 1993. All of the animals Escobar brought to his home in Colombia in the ’80s were either sold or taken to zoos, except the hippopotamuses who were left alone to populate.

For more on Cocaine Hippos, visit The Hollywood Reporter.

A Closer Look at the All-New Levi’s® XX Chino Line Featuring Khalid

Do you mostly wear jeans? Well, you’re not alone and the alternative is just as easy to throw on every day – it’s the chino. And the chinos on our radar come from the ultimate authority on denim: Levi’s®. For Spring/Summer 2020, they’re introducing Levi’s® XX Chino, a lineup of chinos in a range of fits and colors.

The drop comes at a time when dad style has evolved past the ubiquitous chunky sneakers into polos, fanny packs, and sports caps. These aren’t your average chinos – they were designed with streetwear and skate in mind.

To bring the drop to life, Levi’s® tapped Khalid for its campaign that shows him in some of spring’s freshest ’fits. Check out the overshirts, garment dyes, and prints paired with the chinos. The versatility of chinos makes you wonder why you haven’t had them in your rotation more often.

The Levi’s® XX Chino comes in Standard Taper, Slim Taper, and Straight Cropped fits. All styles come in varying degrees of stretch for added comfort.

The range of colors goes well beyond standard khaki. Although, if khaki is still your jam, there are multiple shades to choose from. Each pair is garment dyed to give ‘em that well-worn look (pro tip: they’ll look even better after a few washes). And for that extra ’fit flex, peep the Straight Cropped chinos that feature a center front crease.

Scroll through the campaign images featuring Khalid below and shop the Levi’s® XX Chino drop here.

Levi’s® XX Chino

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The Women of Highsnobiety Test out Revlon’s Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish

With all of the beauty products on the market, it’s hard to sift through the noise and find one actually worth trying. When we heard about Revlon’s Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish, we were excited to test it out for ourselves. It delivers high shine with intense color, a precise application, and comes in twelve bold colors. Whether you know much about makeup or not, those aren’t exactly easy things to deliver on.

To put the lip polishes to the test, we solicited the opinions of some of Highsnobiety’s most discerning staffers. Here’s what they had to say.

Favorite color: Cherry on Top

What I like about it: I love that the line offers a variety of bold colors that can be mixed or layered depending on your mood.

How I’d wear it: I’d pair the red lip with minimal, natural eye and face makeup for a night out with friends.

Favorite lip beauty tip: Lip color is versatile – use it as a cream blush or as eye color.

Favorite color: Date Night

What I like about it: What I like about the Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish is the shine it gives to my lips. It is a product that wears well and felt very moisturizing on my lips – I found that the color did not bleed, which is a big plus!

How I’d wear it: I tend to wear more matte colors during the day, but since this product gives some shine it is perfect for some afterwork drinks when you want to add a little extra pop to your look.

Favorite lip beauty tip: For colors that run, line the outside of your lips to stop it from running.

Favorite color: Birthday Suit

What I like about it: I like how saturated and consistent the color is. The formula itself is also moisturizing, which can be a hard combo to nail down. It’s a constant battle to discover a nice color that is equally nourishing. Makes for a solid find to not have to sacrifice hydration (and vice versa).

How I’d wear it: I don’t personally wear a lot of makeup so I would wear as a sprinkle-on-top addition to a natural/fresh face, for a pop of color. I also recommend throwing this on any day you need a boost. Dress to play the part kind of vibe. However, I digress and must say that Birthday Suit is an easy everyday mood to subscribe to.

Favorite lip beauty tip: Drink more water! Chapped lips, more often than not, = thirsty lips. Use a daily nighttime lip mask and hit them with an exfoliating lip sugar once a week.

For more, visit Revlon.com and check out Ulta.com.

A New adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 Colorway Is Releasing Soon in North America

adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 "Earth"

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Brand: adidas

Model: YEEZY Boost 350 V2

Key Features: The YEEZY Boost 350 V2 features a re-engineered Primeknit upper with a post-dyed monofilament side stripe, a Boost midsole, and a heel tab for easy on and off.

Release Date: February 22

Price: $220

Buy: adidas, YEEZY SUPPLY, and select retailers in North America and Latin America

Editor’s Notes: Accounting for one of three YEEZY Boost 350 V2 colorways dropping this week, Kanye West and adidas announce the “Earth” iteration, slated to release this Saturday, February 22, in North America and Latin America.

The “Earth” colorway joins the “Tail Light” and “Flax” YEEZY Boost 350 V2s that are also arriving in a matter of days, as the “Tail Light” will be available in Europe, Russia, and the Ukraine, while the “Flax” launches in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and India. All three iterations are scheduled to release on the same day of February 22.

Better line up your respective overseas plugs.

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The adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Flax” Is One of Three Colorways Dropping This Week

adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 "Flax"

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Brand: adidas

Model: YEEZY Boost 350 V2

Key Features: The YEEZY Boost 350 V2 features a re-engineered Primeknit upper with a post-dyed monofilament side stripe, a Boost midsole, and a heel tab for easy on and off.

Release Date: February 22

Price: $220

Buy: adidas, YEEZY SUPPLY, and select retailers in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and India

Editor’s Notes: adidas is gearing up for a string of regional releases this week, as three colorways of Kanye West‘s YEEZY Boost 350 V2 are due to launch. With the “Tail Light” releasing exclusively in Europe, Russia, and the Ukraine, and the “Earth” dropping exclusively in North America and Latin America, here we showcase the “Flax” iteration, which is coming to Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and India.

The “Flax” YEEZY Boost 350 V2 arrives February 22, the same day as the “Tail Light” and “Earth” colorways. Again, each iteration is a regional exclusive.

News of this trio of adidas YEEZY releases comes as the brand gave out Kanye’s new YEEZY QNTM basketball sneaker in Chicago over the weekend in conjunction with the 2020 NBA All-Star festivities.

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Harrison Ford Confirms ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Filming Starts Soon

Harrison Ford Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr., better known as Indiana Jones, is back. In a new interview with CBS, lead actor Harrison Ford revealed production for Indiana Jones 5 will start in two months.

“I’m always delighted to come back to these characters,” Ford said during the interview. “You know, when we have the opportunity to make another it’s because people have enjoyed them. I feel obliged to make sure that our efforts are as ambitious as they were when we started. You have a sense of responsibility to your customers.”

He continued, “[I think] of the people that go to my movies more as customers than I do as fans. ‘Fans’ feels kind of weird to me, but always has. But the fact that these people support my business and I’m responsible to them for the quality of the service that I offer, that feels better to me.”

Indiana Jones 5 has been in development dating back to 2016. Steven Spielberg is returning to direct the film, just as he has with all the previous movies in the franchise. Furthermore, the script is being written by David Koepp.

The Indiana Jones movies follow the adventures of archeologist Henry Walton Jones, Jr., also referred to as Indiana Jones (played by Ford). Indiana Jones 5 is reported to be a continuation from the previous films, which include 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The movie is due out July 9, 2021.

Watch Harrison Ford discuss Indiana Jones 5 below.