en-US Aljadid Aljadid is your go-to destination for women's contemporary streetwear, fashion, beauty and everything else. https://static.hypebeast.com/images/hypebae/logo.png?sdrese0q Aljadid https://hypebae.com/ Tue, 18 May 2021 04:46:30 +0000 Laminas_Feed_Writer 2 (https://getlaminas.org) https://hypebae.com/ BLACKPINK's Jennie Stuns in Heron Preston x Calvin Klein Underwear

From K-beauty brand HERA to Chum-Churum soju, BLACKPINK member Jennie continues to compile an impressive portfolio with new campaign deals. This time around, the K-pop star is spotted wearing underwear pieces from Heron Preston x Calvin Klein's latest collection.Revealed last month, the co-branded lineup marks Preston's first gig after joining the American brand as a creative consultant. The undergarments, donning CK's iconic logo along the elastic waistband, are highlighted with hints of the designer's signature orange hue.Lensed by star photographer Kim Hee Jun, the imagery arrives alongside a campaign video, which pictures Jennie in her natural state as she plays around with a camcorder. The musician pairs an oversized zip hoodie with the collaborative bra, as well as a bralette with jeans for an extra-comfy look.Tue, 18 May 2021 02:57:31 +0000. View this post on Instagram A post shared by HYPEBEAST KOREA (@hypebeastkr)

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From K-beauty brand HERA to Chum-Churum soju, BLACKPINK member Jennie continues to compile an impressive portfolio with new campaign deals. This time around, the K-pop star is spotted wearing underwear pieces from Heron Preston x Calvin Klein's latest collection.

Revealed last month, the co-branded lineup marks Preston's first gig after joining the American brand as a creative consultant. The undergarments, donning CK's iconic logo along the elastic waistband, are highlighted with hints of the designer's signature orange hue.

Lensed by star photographer Kim Hee Jun, the imagery arrives alongside a campaign video, which pictures Jennie in her natural state as she plays around with a camcorder. The musician pairs an oversized zip hoodie with the collaborative bra, as well as a bralette with jeans for an extra-comfy look.

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Sotheby's Is Launching an Online Auction Dedicated to NFT Art

Jumping on the ongoing craze around non-fungible tokens (NFT), Sotheby's is now set to launch its second curated NFT auction. Titled "Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale," the online crypto sale will feature works across six categories: Early NFTs, Digital Pop/Futurists, Generative, Conceptual, Emerging NFT Artists and Community-elected.Standouts from the selected digital art pieces include Kevin McCoy’s Quantum, which was the first NFT to ever have been minted. Elsewhere, Alien Cryptopunk by Larva Labs and The Shell Record by Anna Ridler will be up for auction, with bidding for all lots starting at $100 USD. Sotheby's will announce additional artists taking part in the sale in the coming weeks.Part of the proceeds will go towards the Sevens Foundation, an organization that supports young digital artists. Participating creatives in this crypto sale will also be donating profits to other organizations that help crypto artists."Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale" will take place from June 3 to 10 online. You can head to Sotheby's website to learn more about the upcoming auction.In other NFT news, a digital artwork featuring Hermès' Birking bag is now up for auction.

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Jumping on the ongoing craze around non-fungible tokens (NFT), Sotheby's is now set to launch its second curated NFT auction. Titled "Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale," the online crypto sale will feature works across six categories: Early NFTs, Digital Pop/Futurists, Generative, Conceptual, Emerging NFT Artists and Community-elected.

Standouts from the selected digital art pieces include Kevin McCoy’s Quantum, which was the first NFT to ever have been minted. Elsewhere, Alien Cryptopunk by Larva Labs and The Shell Record by Anna Ridler will be up for auction, with bidding for all lots starting at $100 USD. Sotheby's will announce additional artists taking part in the sale in the coming weeks.

Part of the proceeds will go towards the Sevens Foundation, an organization that supports young digital artists. Participating creatives in this crypto sale will also be donating profits to other organizations that help crypto artists.

"Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale" will take place from June 3 to 10 online. You can head to Sotheby's website to learn more about the upcoming auction.

In other NFT news, a digital artwork featuring Hermès' Birking bag is now up for auction.

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Apple and Nike Celebrate Pride Month With New Rainbow Watch Bands and Faces

With Pride Month just around the corner, Apple and Nike have once again revealed new wristbands and faces for the Apple Watch in support of the LGBTQ+ community. The announcement follows up on the duo's Pride-themed release last year.Debuted on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), the designs are dressed in rainbow shades inspired by Pride flags. "Even before the events at the Stonewall Inn brought the LGBTQ+ movement to new prominence, Black, Brown and transgender activists were key leaders in the march toward equality," Apple's CEO Tim Cook shares in a press release. "On many fronts, Apple supports the ongoing and unfinished work of equality for diverse and intersectional communities, and we want to provide every opportunity to celebrate and honor this history during Pride season."The Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop arrives in a woven pattern with diverse shades representing multiple communities including those who have passed from or are living with HIV/AIDS, as well as transgender and nonbinary individuals. The wristband is made using recycled yarn with silicon threads. Meanwhile, the Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop is crafted with reflective yarn for night workouts. As for the watch faces, Apple has created an animated display that moves with the rotation of the Digital Crown.Proceeds from sales will go towards Apple's ongoing financial support for LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations such as Encircle, Gender Spectrum, Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, PFLAG National and many more.Peep the new designs above. Priced at $99 USD and $49 USD respectively, the Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop and Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop are now available via Apple's web store and will roll out at the tech giant's physical locations on May 25.

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With Pride Month just around the corner, Apple and Nike have once again revealed new wristbands and faces for the Apple Watch in support of the LGBTQ+ community. The announcement follows up on the duo's Pride-themed release last year.

Debuted on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), the designs are dressed in rainbow shades inspired by Pride flags. "Even before the events at the Stonewall Inn brought the LGBTQ+ movement to new prominence, Black, Brown and transgender activists were key leaders in the march toward equality," Apple's CEO Tim Cook shares in a press release. "On many fronts, Apple supports the ongoing and unfinished work of equality for diverse and intersectional communities, and we want to provide every opportunity to celebrate and honor this history during Pride season."

The Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop arrives in a woven pattern with diverse shades representing multiple communities including those who have passed from or are living with HIV/AIDS, as well as transgender and nonbinary individuals. The wristband is made using recycled yarn with silicon threads. Meanwhile, the Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop is crafted with reflective yarn for night workouts. As for the watch faces, Apple has created an animated display that moves with the rotation of the Digital Crown.

Proceeds from sales will go towards Apple's ongoing financial support for LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations such as Encircle, Gender Spectrum, Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, PFLAG National and many more.

Peep the new designs above. Priced at $99 USD and $49 USD respectively, the Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop and Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop are now available via Apple's web store and will roll out at the tech giant's physical locations on May 25.

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Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez Are Married

Ariana Grande married Dalton Gomez at a small ceremony over the weekend. The marriage, witnessed at an intimate gathering at Grande's house in Montecito, California, was confirmed by a representative for the singer.Grande and Gomez, a 25-year-old real estate agent, got engaged in December 2020. The couple reportedly began dating in January 2020, marking Grande's first serious relationship since breaking things off with Pete Davidson.According to People, the newlyweds invited less than 20 guests to their low-key wedding. "Both Ari and Dalton love Montecito. They spend a lot of time there," a source told the publication. "It seems only natural that they would get married at Ari's beautiful and historic house...This is a happy time for them; both sets of parents are thrilled."

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Ariana Grande married Dalton Gomez at a small ceremony over the weekend. The marriage, witnessed at an intimate gathering at Grande's house in Montecito, California, was confirmed by a representative for the singer.

Grande and Gomez, a 25-year-old real estate agent, got engaged in December 2020. The couple reportedly began dating in January 2020, marking Grande's first serious relationship since breaking things off with Pete Davidson.

According to Peoplethe newlyweds invited less than 20 guests to their low-key wedding. "Both Ari and Dalton love Montecito. They spend a lot of time there," a source told the publication. "It seems only natural that they would get married at Ari's beautiful and historic house...This is a happy time for them; both sets of parents are thrilled."

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TikTok's "Appuccino" Craze Is Not Great for Starbucks Employees

Earlier this month, a former Starbucks barista named Josie Morales tweeted a photo of an elaborate, $14 USD drink order boasting 13 ingredient customizations. “On today's episode of why I wanna quit my job," he captioned a snapshot of the outrageous order, placed by someone named Edward. Morales was subsequently fired for his tweet, which reportedly violated Starbucks' social media policy.Orders like Edward's might seem like an occasional annoyance, but they're actually becoming the norm. According to a new report by Buzzfeed News, "appuccinos," complicated custom drink orders placed using the Starbucks app, are a burgeoning TikTok trend shaping business at the global chain. The sugary drinks, which are often iced and don't actually contain any espresso, are likely behind the fact that cold drinks now outsell the retailer's plain old hot coffee.@starbuckswithlizzieNew Starbucks Caramel Brownie Frap ✨ ##starbucks ##starbucksuk ##starbucksbaristarecipes ##caramelbrowniefrap ##frappuccino ##starbucksdrinks♬ deja vu - Olivia RodrigoFueled by accounts dedicated to creating novel Starbucks drinks, the appuccino craze is having a real impact on employees of the coffee company. Several baristas told Vice that Gen-Z customers often ask for their elaborate drinks to be remade to look more like photos online, slowing down operations. "Starbucks baristas go out of their way to meet customers’ requests every single day. We’re happy to customize the ingredients of any drink, but we’re people, too.” an employee named Aria said. However, some baristas are happy to indulge over-the-top customizations. Starbucks store manager Lizzie Dye and barista Fanta Nabe both run wildly TikTok accounts dedicated to sharing novel, Starbucks-specific drink recipes.Whether you're a coffee purist or an appuccino aficionado, we'd all do well to remember how demanding food service jobs are -- ordering a 13-ingredient drink is probably not the best choice for workers on a rush hour shift.

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Earlier this month, a former Starbucks barista named Josie Morales tweeted a photo of an elaborate, $14 USD drink order boasting 13 ingredient customizations. “On today's episode of why I wanna quit my job," he captioned a snapshot of the outrageous order, placed by someone named Edward. Morales was subsequently fired for his tweet, which reportedly violated Starbucks' social media policy.

Orders like Edward's might seem like an occasional annoyance, but they're actually becoming the norm. According to a new report by Buzzfeed News, "appuccinos," complicated custom drink orders placed using the Starbucks app, are a burgeoning TikTok trend shaping business at the global chain. The sugary drinks, which are often iced and don't actually contain any espresso, are likely behind the fact that cold drinks now outsell the retailer's plain old hot coffee.

@starbuckswithlizzieNew Starbucks Caramel Brownie Frap ✨ ##starbucks ##starbucksuk ##starbucksbaristarecipes ##caramelbrowniefrap ##frappuccino ##starbucksdrinks♬ deja vu - Olivia Rodrigo

Fueled by accounts dedicated to creating novel Starbucks drinks, the appuccino craze is having a real impact on employees of the coffee company. Several baristas told Vice that Gen-Z customers often ask for their elaborate drinks to be remade to look more like photos online, slowing down operations. "Starbucks baristas go out of their way to meet customers’ requests every single day. We’re happy to customize the ingredients of any drink, but we’re people, too.” an employee named Aria said. However, some baristas are happy to indulge over-the-top customizations. Starbucks store manager Lizzie Dye and barista Fanta Nabe both run wildly TikTok accounts dedicated to sharing novel, Starbucks-specific drink recipes.

Whether you're a coffee purist or an appuccino aficionado, we'd all do well to remember how demanding food service jobs are -- ordering a 13-ingredient drink is probably not the best choice for workers on a rush hour shift.

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Police Banned From NYC Pride Through 2025

The organizers of New York City's Pride celebrations have banned police from participating in all Pride-related events -- including the annual Pride parade -- through 2025. The decision is a move to hold law enforcement accountable for targeting the LGBTQ+ community, particularly Black and transgender folks."NYC Pride seeks to create safer spaces for the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities at a time when violence against marginalized groups, specifically BIPOC and trans communities, has continued to escalate," Heritage of Pride, the nonprofit that plans the city's Pride events, wrote in a statement. "The sense of safety that law enforcement is meant to provide can instead be threatening, and at times dangerous, to those in our community who are most often targeted with excessive force and/or without reason. NYC Pride is unwilling to contribute in any way to creating an atmosphere of fear or harm for members of the community."Trained private security, community leaders and volunteers will provide security and first response services at Pride events going forward. NYPD will be involved "only when absolutely necessary" and "as mandated by city officials." Heritage of Pride will reevaluate the participation of law enforcement in 2025."We as an organization started as a response to police brutality,” André Thomas, an NYC Pride co-chair, told The New York Times. "We definitely need to be cognizant and aware of that," he added, referencing the police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The collective decision of NYC Pride follows in the footsteps of Toronto Pride and San Francisco Pride, which barred uniformed police officers in 2019 and 2020 respectively.NYC Pride begins in June and will culminate in a Pride parade on June 27.

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The organizers of New York City's Pride celebrations have banned police from participating in all Pride-related events -- including the annual Pride parade -- through 2025. The decision is a move to hold law enforcement accountable for targeting the LGBTQ+ community, particularly Black and transgender folks.

"NYC Pride seeks to create safer spaces for the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities at a time when violence against marginalized groups, specifically BIPOC and trans communities, has continued to escalate," Heritage of Pride, the nonprofit that plans the city's Pride events, wrote in a statement. "The sense of safety that law enforcement is meant to provide can instead be threatening, and at times dangerous, to those in our community who are most often targeted with excessive force and/or without reason. NYC Pride is unwilling to contribute in any way to creating an atmosphere of fear or harm for members of the community."

Trained private security, community leaders and volunteers will provide security and first response services at Pride events going forward. NYPD will be involved "only when absolutely necessary" and "as mandated by city officials." Heritage of Pride will reevaluate the participation of law enforcement in 2025.

"We as an organization started as a response to police brutality,” André Thomas, an NYC Pride co-chair, told The New York Times. "We definitely need to be cognizant and aware of that," he added, referencing the police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The collective decision of NYC Pride follows in the footsteps of Toronto Pride and San Francisco Pride, which barred uniformed police officers in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

NYC Pride begins in June and will culminate in a Pride parade on June 27.

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Behind the Atelier: James Flemons of PHLEMUNS on Building an Accessible, Inclusive Fashion Brand for the Modern Age

Behind the Atelier is a fashion-focused series that examines the unique backstories and design processes behind the fashion industry’s most captivating talents. Pulling back the curtain on each designer’s creative space and practice, Behind the Atelier will highlight and give an inside look into the industry’s most exciting names. For the seventh installment of the series, Aljadid sat down with James Flemons, the founder and designer of the Los Angeles-based brand, PHLEMUNS. In a candid conversation, James shared how the art of archiving and collecting imagery has influenced his creative practice, how his inclusive designs and bespoke creations fuse the worlds of fashion and music together, and ways he is using his platform to vocalize the fashion industry’s wrongdoings and invoke change for marginalized communities. Growing up as a youth in Los Angeles during the late '80s, James Flemons bore witness to the Information age and saw firsthand how the digital revolution could foster his unbridled sense of creativity through collecting fashion, music, and cultural relics of the past, present and future. Harnessing the self-taught practice of archiving imagery to fuel his imagination, the designer and artist has been steadfast in cultivating a forward-thinking, fashion and lifestyle brand that champions diversity, inclusivity, representation, and community above all else.After graduating with a degree in product development from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, James launched his namesake label in 2013 as a way to make fashion accessible and create space for marginalized, underrepresented communities that historically, have been excluded from the industry. It wasn’t long before the music industry embraced the California native’s sleek, design sensibility which led him to construct bespoke garments for musicians (before they hit their big break) like Lizzo, Rico Nasty, Kelsey Lu, Lil Nas X and Kali Uchis. Eight years later since PHLEMUNS’ inception, the visionary design talent and artist has released five collections that highlight his highly-skilled hand and penchant for utilizing deadstock fabrics (he hauls from his go-to spots in LA’s fabric district), brightly tinged colors that evoke joy, and an unmatched ability for constructing timeless, of-the-moment silhouettes that cater to all genders and bodies.Expressly combining juxtaposing, color combinations with reimagined, signature silhouettes PHLEMUNS has become known for, James devised a range of ever so stylish separates as part of his Spring 2021 drop. Imbuing each garment with a sense of poetry and refined fluidity, the resplendent collection — which is reflective of James’ bright and animated nature — boasts psychedelic pink and rich brown, backless tees with a U-shaped cutout, a body-hugging, asymmetrical cut dress (that enhances the form in all the right ways), lime green, flared pants, a whimsical “Pink Cloud” printed-puffer jacket, and coordinating, cloud-printed pants along with long-sleeve shirts and jersey leggings that fit like second-skin. Through using fashion as a force for good, James has been successful in creating a brand with intention and purpose by masterfully shaping inclusive, imaginative garments that are attuned to the needs, and wants of his community.To get to know the designer, Aljadid sat down with James Flemons to discuss the inspiration behind his Spring 2021 drop, how personal style and the art of self-expression influences his design practice, tokenism in the fashion industry, and why building a long-lasting community is an integral part of his brand’s DNA.Talk to me about the ways you exceed the definition of a traditional designer. Since my work is a natural extension of myself as I step outside of myself, and look more outwardly-inward, I’m able to learn about who I am more and my process within what I create. The most recent discovery — I’ve had in conversation with myself — is that I’m an artist who just happens to be a designer. I’m an artist in so many different ways and through so many different fields of creativity, and designer is just the one that stuck earliest on for me and that I followed through with. Fashion has been the catalyst in bringing all of these different elements of my creativity together and I use my brand as a way to create my own conversation and dialogue and interaction with society, peers and community. Describe the PHLEMUNS ethos and all that it represents and embodies. PHLEMUNS is the bridge between fashion and community and showing how they can intersect and connect and create this gateway of making fashion accessible, especially when it’s not accessible to a lot of people — my brand has always been about inclusivity. I myself, was one of those fans of fashion who never saw where I could fit into the equation. It only made sense that PHLEMUNS would be this car that can navigate and fill those voids of style, gender, identity and so on. So I went through the navigating, the hardships and the struggles of figuring out how to create a world that invites everyone to be able to participate, a place for the people that feel like they’re unseen or the underdogs. A lot of people are intimidated by fashion and are scared to test out different styles or feel that the clothes will wear them. I try to find a way where my designs are able to translate to anyone, even if it’s through one type of garment that allows people to use self-expression and be a part of this fashion community.Through your designs, how have you been able to capture and form a connection between the worlds of fashion and music? I find it interesting that my design world became so heavily involved in the music industry. It wasn’t really intentional, it just happened organically. A lot of my inspiration was derived from the music industry and from watching music videos. I fell in love with style before I fell in love with fashion. Seeing the way musicians presented themselves on stage, in music videos and on their album art, was always so inspiring to me because of how you can use clothing and personal expression to [present a message]. It’s so cool that the music industry naturally embraced me and that I’ve laid a lot of the groundwork in developing the identity of new, up-and-coming musicians or with musicians right before they’re big. I was a part of these artists' big break — not necessarily because of me — but I’ve always liked seeing how my clothing and my artistry can provide a narrative or serve this purpose that a lot of artists need and see eye to eye with. It’s one of the pillars of my brand and I wouldn’t be where I am without that component.You’re an archivist with an avid appreciation for collecting. How does this process and your passion for imagery influence your creative approach? I’ve always been a collector for as far back as I can remember. I was collecting stamps, race cars, pens and baseball cards — anything under the sun — and if I could put it in a box and collect it, I would collect it. Coming up as a late '80s and '90s kid during the Internet age, there’s this world of exploration and early on, I saw how the worldwide web can be this endless sea of discovery. Being a visual person and a visual learner, I started out collecting images of my favorite musicians and I was introduced to high fashion towards the end of high school. I think [collecting] has made me a better designer because the visual passing of it through my brain helps me regain or regurgitate it naturally as opposed to making moodboards, that’s not really my process. Let’s talk more about your design process. What is your methodology when creating a new collection or custom garments for musicians? My process is always based around color and texture. Those elements make my brand and [what I choose] is always from my eye and my hand — which makes it hard for me not to wear so many hats — because the brand really does rely on that personal touch for me. Sometimes it’s the fabric that I find and I’m like okay, what pieces or garments want to be made out of this fabric? If it’s a new design or an old design that I’ve done in the past or it’s a specific silhouette that’s been seen throughout history — whether it’s in fashion or a utilitarian piece — I think, how can I reinvent this and let it speak something different? At the core of my brand, I also like making people reconsider or like something they wouldn’t necessarily like. For instance, the [Spring 2021] drop was pink and brown and those are not colors that people would generally put together — some people even steer away from brown. I see people [on social media] saying “I hate pink, but I would wear this” and that’s exactly what I sought out to do — change your perception and the narrative around it. With custom designs, I love that it takes me outside of my normal creative path and that I’m able to go in a different direction that I wouldn’t necessarily find on my own. [My process] starts with this back and forth conversation I have with myself and then, the archival rolodex in my brain will light up and start going off. I tap into that energy and most of what I create just comes naturally.Community and fostering relationships is at the core of PHLEMUNS. Can you discuss the importance of expanding and creating a lasting community? I really believe that community is the lifeline of my brand. Sure, I'm the catalyst and the driver, but it's not easy to survive running a brand. We see big fashion houses that are closing or have already closed. There were many times where I didn’t know how I was going to continue and somehow, with the support of my community I was able to pull through. Especially in fashion, it's a dog-eat-dog world. There's little communication between people and no one wants to give each other resources and help. What is this narrative we've created and why does it have to be this way? I want to go to the person next to me and see how we can all support each other. But, there’s more behind what I’m doing than just having a brand and presenting my work. It’s about being able to touch people [through my designs]. I also don't come from privilege so, it really only makes sense that that community aspect is enriched, ingrained and nurtured because it's who I am as a person.What do you hope to achieve for PHLEMUNS in the years to come? If I’m being real — financial stability is at the top of my list. That would be a dream come true to not have to chase money anymore. It’s a trickle-down effect from there, and I want to be able to spread my wings so I can relinquish my creativity. There’s so many boundaries around my creative freedom and I have to make clothes that are also sellable. PHLEMUNS is a lifestyle brand — whatever that means in terms of my empire or my world — and I get little tastes of [success]. A few weekends ago, I had my first physical buy with a Japanese store and we curated a small space at the store’s front and my friend was like “there’s an energy in here that feels like you and it’s so cool to see this.” I’ve never really been able to do that before. I want to be able to live my creative dreams, but they are grossed out by finances. That independent or no financial backing aspect is a really hard hurdle to crossover. I want to really let my brand live on. I want to make coffee table books, physical objects and we’re trying to go into pet clothing and launch an online store for that. I want growth and expansions for PHLEMUNS and I want to tap into these creative entities that are deep within me.The fashion industry is still lacking in diversity, inclusivity and representation and it places a great deal of importance on luxury fashion houses, rather than creating resources and tangible opportunities for independent or smaller brands. Mon, 17 May 2021 18:43:13 +0000 LVMH prize, there’s still tokenism within the industry. It’s interesting to see this occur, and navigate through it because in order to “check off that box” or make it look like the industry is doing the “work,” the spotlight will shift to focus on whoever is the Black or brown designer [of the moment]. Even with the features I've received in publications, it's generally a corner of a page or one page. Why haven't I gotten a full editorial story? How many Gucci or Louis Vuitton editorials do we need? What purpose is that serving for fashion consumers who are reading these publications? Not even just for me — but for other small brands — why are we not being featured? I've been “emerging” for five years, when am I going to break outside of this emerging platform? It's so easy to give [smaller brands] features and showcase our work to the masses. Who cares if you don't sell as many magazine copies or get enough likes on Instagram — [independent designers] need it more than big fashion houses do. There’s been conversations around this over the years, but I think 2020 was illuminating in the sense that more people had the opportunity to get a lot off their chest and force the hands of change a bit more by holding the editors, publications and establishments accountable for these injustices against marginalized groups from within the industry. All I can do is continue to hope for change by staying true to myself and calling out the wrongs when I see them.How do you harness creativity and fashion as a mode to spotlight or address ongoing issues within the industry? Being based in Los Angeles has given me an advantage and that’s because I’ve been able to build a substantial foundation without necessarily having to participate in the fashion industry to succeed. I'm not a part of the scene. I'm not at the parties. I don’t meet the editors. Living in California has given me more leeway to talk sh** about the industry. When it comes to addressing these topics and calling out what’s wrong, I’m okay with taking the brunt and I’m happy to go through hardships, take on the weight of the world and make it easier for the next person — whether it’s through representation, accessibility to resources or fighting against these systems that are set in place. When you’re in these positions, it's about finding where you do have privilege and exploiting your privilege so it can be used in the most positive way possible. I believe in myself and my creativity, and whether you like what I have to say or not, you’re not going to be able to get rid of me. I have artistic expression ingrained in me, so whether I’m in fashion or not — I’m going to be creating, sharing and visible in some way, shape or form.

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Mon, 17 May 2021 17:13:15 +0000 https://hypebae.com/2021/5/phlemuns-james-flemons-inclusive-fashion-lifestyle-brand-studio-interview https://bae.hypebeast.com/?post=602151 info@hypebae.com (Aljadid) Aljadid

Behind the Atelier is a fashion-focused series that examines the unique backstories and design processes behind the fashion industry’s most captivating talents. Pulling back the curtain on each designer’s creative space and practice, Behind the Atelier will highlight and give an inside look into the industry’s most exciting names. 

For the seventh installment of the series, Aljadid sat down with James Flemons, the founder and designer of the Los Angeles-based brand, PHLEMUNS. In a candid conversation, James shared how the art of archiving and collecting imagery has influenced his creative practice, how his inclusive designs and bespoke creations fuse the worlds of fashion and music together, and ways he is using his platform to vocalize the fashion industry’s wrongdoings and invoke change for marginalized communities.

Growing up as a youth in Los Angeles during the late '80s, James Flemons bore witness to the Information age and saw firsthand how the digital revolution could foster his unbridled sense of creativity through collecting fashion, music, and cultural relics of the past, present and future. Harnessing the self-taught practice of archiving imagery to fuel his imagination, the designer and artist has been steadfast in cultivating a forward-thinking, fashion and lifestyle brand that champions diversity, inclusivity, representation, and community above all else.

After graduating with a degree in product development from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, James launched his namesake label in 2013 as a way to make fashion accessible and create space for marginalized, underrepresented communities that historically, have been excluded from the industry. It wasn’t long before the music industry embraced the California native’s sleek, design sensibility which led him to construct bespoke garments for musicians (before they hit their big break) like Lizzo, Rico Nasty, Kelsey Lu, Lil Nas X and Kali Uchis. Eight years later since PHLEMUNS’ inception, the visionary design talent and artist has released five collections that highlight his highly-skilled hand and penchant for utilizing deadstock fabrics (he hauls from his go-to spots in LA’s fabric district), brightly tinged colors that evoke joy, and an unmatched ability for constructing timeless, of-the-moment silhouettes that cater to all genders and bodies.

Expressly combining juxtaposing, color combinations with reimagined, signature silhouettes PHLEMUNS has become known for, James devised a range of ever so stylish separates as part of his Spring 2021 drop. Imbuing each garment with a sense of poetry and refined fluidity, the resplendent collection — which is reflective of James’ bright and animated nature — boasts psychedelic pink and rich brown, backless tees with a U-shaped cutout, a body-hugging, asymmetrical cut dress (that enhances the form in all the right ways), lime green, flared pants, a whimsical “Pink Cloud” printed-puffer jacket, and coordinating, cloud-printed pants along with long-sleeve shirts and jersey leggings that fit like second-skin. Through using fashion as a force for good, James has been successful in creating a brand with intention and purpose by masterfully shaping inclusive, imaginative garments that are attuned to the needs, and wants of his community.

To get to know the designer, Aljadid sat down with James Flemons to discuss the inspiration behind his Spring 2021 drop, how personal style and the art of self-expression influences his design practice, tokenism in the fashion industry, and why building a long-lasting community is an integral part of his brand’s DNA.

Talk to me about the ways you exceed the definition of a traditional designer.

 

Since my work is a natural extension of myself as I step outside of myself, and look more outwardly-inward, I’m able to learn about who I am more and my process within what I create. The most recent discovery — I’ve had in conversation with myself — is that I’m an artist who just happens to be a designer. I’m an artist in so many different ways and through so many different fields of creativity, and designer is just the one that stuck earliest on for me and that I followed through with. Fashion has been the catalyst in bringing all of these different elements of my creativity together and I use my brand as a way to create my own conversation and dialogue and interaction with society, peers and community.

 

Describe the PHLEMUNS ethos and all that it represents and embodies.

 

PHLEMUNS is the bridge between fashion and community and showing how they can intersect and connect and create this gateway of making fashion accessible, especially when it’s not accessible to a lot of people — my brand has always been about inclusivity. I myself, was one of those fans of fashion who never saw where I could fit into the equation. It only made sense that PHLEMUNS would be this car that can navigate and fill those voids of style, gender, identity and so on.

 

So I went through the navigating, the hardships and the struggles of figuring out how to create a world that invites everyone to be able to participate, a place for the people that feel like they’re unseen or the underdogs. A lot of people are intimidated by fashion and are scared to test out different styles or feel that the clothes will wear them. I try to find a way where my designs are able to translate to anyone, even if it’s through one type of garment that allows people to use self-expression and be a part of this fashion community.

Through your designs, how have you been able to capture and form a connection between the worlds of fashion and music?

 

I find it interesting that my design world became so heavily involved in the music industry. It wasn’t really intentional, it just happened organically. A lot of my inspiration was derived from the music industry and from watching music videos. I fell in love with style before I fell in love with fashion. Seeing the way musicians presented themselves on stage, in music videos and on their album art, was always so inspiring to me because of how you can use clothing and personal expression to [present a message].

 

It’s so cool that the music industry naturally embraced me and that I’ve laid a lot of the groundwork in developing the identity of new, up-and-coming musicians or with musicians right before they’re big. I was a part of these artists' big break — not necessarily because of me — but I’ve always liked seeing how my clothing and my artistry can provide a narrative or serve this purpose that a lot of artists need and see eye to eye with. It’s one of the pillars of my brand and I wouldn’t be where I am without that component.

You’re an archivist with an avid appreciation for collecting. How does this process and your passion for imagery influence your creative approach?

 

I’ve always been a collector for as far back as I can remember. I was collecting stamps, race cars, pens and baseball cards — anything under the sun — and if I could put it in a box and collect it, I would collect it. Coming up as a late '80s and '90s kid during the Internet age, there’s this world of exploration and early on, I saw how the worldwide web can be this endless sea of discovery. Being a visual person and a visual learner, I started out collecting images of my favorite musicians and I was introduced to high fashion towards the end of high school. I think [collecting] has made me a better designer because the visual passing of it through my brain helps me regain or regurgitate it naturally as opposed to making moodboards, that’s not really my process.

 

Let’s talk more about your design process. What is your methodology when creating a new collection or custom garments for musicians?

 

My process is always based around color and texture. Those elements make my brand and [what I choose] is always from my eye and my hand — which makes it hard for me not to wear so many hats — because the brand really does rely on that personal touch for me. Sometimes it’s the fabric that I find and I’m like okay, what pieces or garments want to be made out of this fabric? If it’s a new design or an old design that I’ve done in the past or it’s a specific silhouette that’s been seen throughout history — whether it’s in fashion or a utilitarian piece — I think, how can I reinvent this and let it speak something different?

 

At the core of my brand, I also like making people reconsider or like something they wouldn’t necessarily like. For instance, the [Spring 2021] drop was pink and brown and those are not colors that people would generally put together — some people even steer away from brown. I see people [on social media] saying “I hate pink, but I would wear this” and that’s exactly what I sought out to do — change your perception and the narrative around it. With custom designs, I love that it takes me outside of my normal creative path and that I’m able to go in a different direction that I wouldn’t necessarily find on my own. [My process] starts with this back and forth conversation I have with myself and then, the archival rolodex in my brain will light up and start going off. I tap into that energy and most of what I create just comes naturally.

Community and fostering relationships is at the core of PHLEMUNS. Can you discuss the importance of expanding and creating a lasting community?

 

I really believe that community is the lifeline of my brand. Sure, I'm the catalyst and the driver, but it's not easy to survive running a brand. We see big fashion houses that are closing or have already closed. There were many times where I didn’t know how I was going to continue and somehow, with the support of my community I was able to pull through. Especially in fashion, it's a dog-eat-dog world. There's little communication between people and no one wants to give each other resources and help. What is this narrative we've created and why does it have to be this way? I want to go to the person next to me and see how we can all support each other. But, there’s more behind what I’m doing than just having a brand and presenting my work. It’s about being able to touch people [through my designs]. I also don't come from privilege so, it really only makes sense that that community aspect is enriched, ingrained and nurtured because it's who I am as a person.

What do you hope to achieve for PHLEMUNS in the years to come?

 

If I’m being real — financial stability is at the top of my list. That would be a dream come true to not have to chase money anymore. It’s a trickle-down effect from there, and I want to be able to spread my wings so I can relinquish my creativity. There’s so many boundaries around my creative freedom and I have to make clothes that are also sellable. PHLEMUNS is a lifestyle brand — whatever that means in terms of my empire or my world — and I get little tastes of [success]. A few weekends ago, I had my first physical buy with a Japanese store and we curated a small space at the store’s front and my friend was like “there’s an energy in here that feels like you and it’s so cool to see this.” I’ve never really been able to do that before.

 

I want to be able to live my creative dreams, but they are grossed out by finances. That independent or no financial backing aspect is a really hard hurdle to crossover. I want to really let my brand live on. I want to make coffee table books, physical objects and we’re trying to go into pet clothing and launch an online store for that. I want growth and expansions for PHLEMUNS and I want to tap into these creative entities that are deep within me.

The fashion industry is still lacking in diversity, inclusivity and representation and it places a great deal of importance on luxury fashion houses, rather than creating resources and tangible opportunities for independent or smaller brands.

 

Mon, 17 May 2021 18:43:13 +0000 LVMH prize, there’s still tokenism within the industry. It’s interesting to see this occur, and navigate through it because in order to “check off that box” or make it look like the industry is doing the “work,” the spotlight will shift to focus on whoever is the Black or brown designer [of the moment]. Even with the features I've received in publications, it's generally a corner of a page or one page. Why haven't I gotten a full editorial story? How many Gucci or Louis Vuitton editorials do we need? What purpose is that serving for fashion consumers who are reading these publications? Not even just for me — but for other small brands — why are we not being featured?

 

I've been “emerging” for five years, when am I going to break outside of this emerging platform? It's so easy to give [smaller brands] features and showcase our work to the masses. Who cares if you don't sell as many magazine copies or get enough likes on Instagram — [independent designers] need it more than big fashion houses do. There’s been conversations around this over the years, but I think 2020 was illuminating in the sense that more people had the opportunity to get a lot off their chest and force the hands of change a bit more by holding the editors, publications and establishments accountable for these injustices against marginalized groups from within the industry. All I can do is continue to hope for change by staying true to myself and calling out the wrongs when I see them.

How do you harness creativity and fashion as a mode to spotlight or address ongoing issues within the industry?

 

Being based in Los Angeles has given me an advantage and that’s because I’ve been able to build a substantial foundation without necessarily having to participate in the fashion industry to succeed. I'm not a part of the scene. I'm not at the parties. I don’t meet the editors. Living in California has given me more leeway to talk sh** about the industry. When it comes to addressing these topics and calling out what’s wrong, I’m okay with taking the brunt and I’m happy to go through hardships, take on the weight of the world and make it easier for the next person — whether it’s through representation, accessibility to resources or fighting against these systems that are set in place.

 

When you’re in these positions, it's about finding where you do have privilege and exploiting your privilege so it can be used in the most positive way possible. I believe in myself and my creativity, and whether you like what I have to say or not, you’re not going to be able to get rid of me. I have artistic expression ingrained in me, so whether I’m in fashion or not — I’m going to be creating, sharing and visible in some way, shape or form.

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Susan Alexandra x Ketel One Launch Botanical-Inspired Collection

For her latest collaboration, NYC designer Susan Alexandra has joined forces with Ketel One to create a limited-edition, Botanical-inspired collection. Add these pieces to your lineup to elevate your at-home happy hour sessions this season.Taking center stage this time around is the ice bucket, which comes dressed in Susan Alexandra's signature beaded detailing throughout in bright shades of pink, yellow and green. Elsewhere, the collection features fruity charms to accessorize your wine and cocktail glasses. Rounding out the partnership is a series of retro-style barrettes in flower shapes. The pieces are paired with Ketel One Botanical's fresh-tasting spritzes."Hosting and entertaining are my passion and the food and drinks served at gatherings really set the mood. I’ve been a longtime Ketel One lover, so this summer I’m excited to welcome loved ones into my home with a tray of Botanical Spritzes and our sparkling, beaded wine charms," Susan Alexandra's founder Susan Korn shares in a press release. "The beaded barrettes from our collection are the most charming way to add zest to your summer look and I am head over heels for the beaded ice bucket we made," she adds.Scroll through the gallery above to peep the designs, which will be available exclusively via Susan Alexandra's online store on May 24.DISCLAIMER: We discourage irresponsible and/or underage drinking. Drink responsibly and legally.

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For her latest collaboration, NYC designer Susan Alexandra has joined forces with Ketel One to create a limited-edition, Botanical-inspired collection. Add these pieces to your lineup to elevate your at-home happy hour sessions this season.

Taking center stage this time around is the ice bucket, which comes dressed in Susan Alexandra's signature beaded detailing throughout in bright shades of pink, yellow and green. Elsewhere, the collection features fruity charms to accessorize your wine and cocktail glasses. Rounding out the partnership is a series of retro-style barrettes in flower shapes. The pieces are paired with Ketel One Botanical's fresh-tasting spritzes.

"Hosting and entertaining are my passion and the food and drinks served at gatherings really set the mood. I’ve been a longtime Ketel One lover, so this summer I’m excited to welcome loved ones into my home with a tray of Botanical Spritzes and our sparkling, beaded wine charms," Susan Alexandra's founder Susan Korn shares in a press release. "The beaded barrettes from our collection are the most charming way to add zest to your summer look and I am head over heels for the beaded ice bucket we made," she adds.

Scroll through the gallery above to peep the designs, which will be available exclusively via Susan Alexandra's online store on May 24.

DISCLAIMER: We discourage irresponsible and/or underage drinking. Drink responsibly and legally.

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The Streetwear Effect Comes for J.Crew: Supreme Alum Brendon Babenzien Joins the Preppy Retailer

J.Crew, bastion of preppy style, has hired streetwear heavyweight Brendon Babenzien as its new creative director of menswear. Babenzien, who founded cult streetwear brand Noah in 2015 and served as design director at Supreme for 14 years, will bring a fresh perspective to J.Crew, whose business has floundered during the pandemic."J.Crew has always been a part of my life -- quietly, subtly in the background, slowly becoming the platform from which to build my personal style," Babenzien said in an official statement. "Brendon is a singular talent in the fashion world. He's a true storyteller, and it's that depth of vision and creativity that have led to his proven ability to build beloved brands that customers obsess over," added Libby Wadle, J.Crew's chief executive. "His unique point of view, willingness to take risks and insider status will be invaluable to J.Crew's commitment to step outside ourselves and disrupt our brand and the industry in a progressive way."Back in May 2020, J.Crew filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to financial troubles worsened by the pandemic. Four months later, the company emerged from bankruptcy with a new majority owner, private equity firm Anchorage Capital Group LLC. It seems the American retailer is taking its fall from grace as a chance for reinvention -- Babenzien said he will apply his knowhow for buzzy collaborations, a sphere full of potential, to his new role. "I think you can expect to see music, film, and even literary collaborations," he told WWD.Babenzien's appointment could see a renaissance for J.Crew's menswear division, which has struggled to keep up with hype-driven consumers and trends. Babenzien now has the opportunity to re-establish J.Crew as a classic yet eclectic retailer, a dichotomy that former Executive Creative Director Jenna Lyons tread beautifully. Lyons transformed the American mainstay into an arbiter of taste, so skillfully that the brand's appeal began to wane after her exit in 2017. As major mall brands including Gap and Levi's cash in on streetwear's reign, taking on collaborations with the likes of YEEZY and Awake NY, it's reasonable to assume that Babenzien will push J.Crew in a similar direction.Babenzien's first full collection for J.Crew will debut during the second half of 2022.

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Mon, 17 May 2021 18:43:13 +0000 https://hypebae.com/2021/5/j-crew-brendon-babenzien-creative-director-menswear-supreme-noah-announcement https://bae.hypebeast.com/?post=602581 info@hypebae.com (Aljadid) Aljadid

J.Crew, bastion of preppy style, has hired streetwear heavyweight Brendon Babenzien as its new creative director of menswear. Babenzien, who founded cult streetwear brand Noah in 2015 and served as design director at Supreme for 14 years, will bring a fresh perspective to J.Crew, whose business has floundered during the pandemic.

"J.Crew has always been a part of my life -- quietly, subtly in the background, slowly becoming the platform from which to build my personal style," Babenzien said in an official statement. "Brendon is a singular talent in the fashion world. He's a true storyteller, and it's that depth of vision and creativity that have led to his proven ability to build beloved brands that customers obsess over," added Libby Wadle, J.Crew's chief executive. "His unique point of view, willingness to take risks and insider status will be invaluable to J.Crew's commitment to step outside ourselves and disrupt our brand and the industry in a progressive way."

Back in May 2020, J.Crew filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to financial troubles worsened by the pandemic. Four months later, the company emerged from bankruptcy with a new majority owner, private equity firm Anchorage Capital Group LLC. It seems the American retailer is taking its fall from grace as a chance for reinvention -- Babenzien said he will apply his knowhow for buzzy collaborations, a sphere full of potential, to his new role. "I think you can expect to see music, film, and even literary collaborations," he told WWD.

Babenzien's appointment could see a renaissance for J.Crew's menswear division, which has struggled to keep up with hype-driven consumers and trends. Babenzien now has the opportunity to re-establish J.Crew as a classic yet eclectic retailer, a dichotomy that former Executive Creative Director Jenna Lyons tread beautifully. Lyons transformed the American mainstay into an arbiter of taste, so skillfully that the brand's appeal began to wane after her exit in 2017. As major mall brands including Gap and Levi's cash in on streetwear's reign, taking on collaborations with the likes of YEEZY and Awake NY, it's reasonable to assume that Babenzien will push J.Crew in a similar direction.

Babenzien's first full collection for J.Crew will debut during the second half of 2022.

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BAEwatch: Raveena

With its sweet and emotive traits, the sound of Indian-American musician Raveena Aurora has the ability to calm your nerves and put you in a trance. Known for her talent in seamlessly blending R&B, soul and jazz, the emerging artist has always looked up to and admired the voices of Black female artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Corinne Bailey Rae and Sade, while creating her own unique style at the same time.From her 2017 debut EP Shanti to her first full-length album Lucid released in 2019, a project she described as “a piece of her soul,” Raveena has been exploring self-love, healing and sexuality through her music. In 2018, the singer released a track called “Temptation,” with a dreamy ’60s, ‘70s Bollywood-inspired music video breaking down taboos around queer identity in South Asian culture.With her newest release, “Tweety,” Raveena is showing listeners something a little different from her usual neo-soul vibe. In the latest installment of BAEwatch, we caught up with Raveena to hear about the concept behind her latest single, how coming from a traditional Sikh household influences her music style and more. Read on for our interview."Tweety" is now available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music. "Tweety" is your first release since your 2020 Moonstone EP. How does this set the tone for your upcoming projects?"Tweety" is definitely a lighter and more upbeat song from my past body of work. I'm experimenting with a lot more moods in my work and I think people will be excited to see the range of different influences and spaces I can take my music.Can you share with us the significance behind your latest single’s title?Tweety Bird! Some '90s nostalgia for sure. I remember my aunt was obsessed with it back in the day, and she took care of me a lot. I think she had a Tweety Bird stuffed animal and blanket if I remember correctly.In what ways has your sound and style developed over the past year?I think "Tweety" just scratches the surface on the way my sound and style are still developing, and I'm excited to lead people further into these new spaces I'm exploring. I'm trying to get more experimental with my visuals, and at the same time, explore more pop-leaning records for fun.Your album and single visuals are always fun and out of the box. Who and what are the inspirations behind them?My inspirations are so varied, but I'm pretty consistently inspired by space, Bollywood, and a sense of whimsicality and surrealism. I love directors like Michel Gondry, Sofia Coppola, David Lynch and Mira Nair. Music videos by people like Missy Elliott and Björk have also been big influences for me.What initially piqued your interest in music when you were younger?Listening to the sounds of jazz music for the first time initially got me interested. We went to the Apollo Theater on a school trip and I fell completely in love with the voices of Black female artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Corinne Bailey Rae and Sade. I specifically remember hearing "Cry Me a River" by Ella and feeling so immensely moved by her voice. I thought they were some of the most beautiful sounds I had ever heard and I was obsessed with listening to all these older records at the age of 10 while sitting in my bathroom and attempting to make my voice sound that sweet and emotive.Does coming from a traditional Sikh household influence your music style in any way?It's influencing me more and more -- I'm falling in love with instruments like the sarangi, tabla and tanpura all over again and listening to a lot of shabads. The music is so deeply spiritual in the same way I find R&B/soul is. I think I associated so much pain with Sikhism for a long time because of all the racism and xenophobia our family faced growing up, and then the genocide that my family came from that caused a lot of trauma in our family. I think for a long time I just wanted to escape it, and that escape was through Western music. After a lot of healing, I'm finding connections and love in all of the sounds I was exposed to, both Western and Eastern. I think people will feel more of the coming together of those two worlds in time.Who are some artists that you looked up to growing up and still inspire you to this day?There are such a plethora of people who inspire me, many of them being incredibly innovative Black and brown women. To name a few: Alice Coltrane, Asha Puthli, M.I.A., Solange, Sade, Björk, Corinne Bailey Rae, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, Feist, Minnie Riperton and Chaka Khan. And there are also people like Prince, Frank Ocean, Jai Paul and Stevie Wonder's influence as well.Can we expect another album from you anytime soon?Hopefully. If I don't get too lost in it and never come out.What other projects besides music are you working on this year that you can share with us?I'm honestly pretty lost in my head these days and taking it slow with everything going on in the pandemic. I think community is really important to me outside of music, and I try to cultivate a lot of it in my personal life. It's harder to cultivate online, but I'm trying to do projects like guided meditation offerings and free healing sessions for music listeners of mine every now and then to build more of a sense of that.

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Mon, 17 May 2021 14:53:36 +0000 https://hypebae.com/2021/5/raveena-aurora-tweety-single-rnb-soul-jazz-music-artist-interview https://bae.hypebeast.com/?post=602233 info@hypebae.com (Aljadid) Aljadid

With its sweet and emotive traits, the sound of Indian-American musician Raveena Aurora has the ability to calm your nerves and put you in a trance. Known for her talent in seamlessly blending R&B, soul and jazz, the emerging artist has always looked up to and admired the voices of Black female artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Corinne Bailey Rae and Sade, while creating her own unique style at the same time.

From her 2017 debut EP Shanti to her first full-length album Lucid released in 2019, a project she described as “a piece of her soul,” Raveena has been exploring self-love, healing and sexuality through her music. In 2018, the singer released a track called “Temptation,” with a dreamy ’60s, ‘70s Bollywood-inspired music video breaking down taboos around queer identity in South Asian culture.

With her newest release, “Tweety,” Raveena is showing listeners something a little different from her usual neo-soul vibe. In the latest installment of BAEwatch, we caught up with Raveena to hear about the concept behind her latest single, how coming from a traditional Sikh household influences her music style and more. Read on for our interview.

"Tweety" is now available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

"Tweety" is your first release since your 2020 Moonstone EP. How does this set the tone for your upcoming projects?

"Tweety" is definitely a lighter and more upbeat song from my past body of work. I'm experimenting with a lot more moods in my work and I think people will be excited to see the range of different influences and spaces I can take my music.

Can you share with us the significance behind your latest single’s title?

Tweety Bird! Some '90s nostalgia for sure. I remember my aunt was obsessed with it back in the day, and she took care of me a lot. I think she had a Tweety Bird stuffed animal and blanket if I remember correctly.

In what ways has your sound and style developed over the past year?

I think "Tweety" just scratches the surface on the way my sound and style are still developing, and I'm excited to lead people further into these new spaces I'm exploring. I'm trying to get more experimental with my visuals, and at the same time, explore more pop-leaning records for fun.

Your album and single visuals are always fun and out of the box. Who and what are the inspirations behind them?

My inspirations are so varied, but I'm pretty consistently inspired by space, Bollywood, and a sense of whimsicality and surrealism. I love directors like Michel Gondry, Sofia Coppola, David Lynch and Mira Nair. Music videos by people like Missy Elliott and Björk have also been big influences for me.

What initially piqued your interest in music when you were younger?

Listening to the sounds of jazz music for the first time initially got me interested. We went to the Apollo Theater on a school trip and I fell completely in love with the voices of Black female artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Corinne Bailey Rae and Sade. I specifically remember hearing "Cry Me a River" by Ella and feeling so immensely moved by her voice. I thought they were some of the most beautiful sounds I had ever heard and I was obsessed with listening to all these older records at the age of 10 while sitting in my bathroom and attempting to make my voice sound that sweet and emotive.

Does coming from a traditional Sikh household influence your music style in any way?

It's influencing me more and more -- I'm falling in love with instruments like the sarangi, tabla and tanpura all over again and listening to a lot of shabads. The music is so deeply spiritual in the same way I find R&B/soul is. I think I associated so much pain with Sikhism for a long time because of all the racism and xenophobia our family faced growing up, and then the genocide that my family came from that caused a lot of trauma in our family. I think for a long time I just wanted to escape it, and that escape was through Western music. After a lot of healing, I'm finding connections and love in all of the sounds I was exposed to, both Western and Eastern. I think people will feel more of the coming together of those two worlds in time.

Who are some artists that you looked up to growing up and still inspire you to this day?

There are such a plethora of people who inspire me, many of them being incredibly innovative Black and brown women. To name a few: Alice Coltrane, Asha Puthli, M.I.A., Solange, Sade, Björk, Corinne Bailey Rae, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, Feist, Minnie Riperton and Chaka Khan. And there are also people like Prince, Frank Ocean, Jai Paul and Stevie Wonder's influence as well.

Can we expect another album from you anytime soon?

Hopefully. If I don't get too lost in it and never come out.

What other projects besides music are you working on this year that you can share with us?

I'm honestly pretty lost in my head these days and taking it slow with everything going on in the pandemic. I think community is really important to me outside of music, and I try to cultivate a lot of it in my personal life. It's harder to cultivate online, but I'm trying to do projects like guided meditation offerings and free healing sessions for music listeners of mine every now and then to build more of a sense of that.

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Oprah, Prince Harry Confront Mental Health With New TV Series 'The Me You Can't See'

Apple TV has released the first trailer for The Me You Can't See, a documentary series on mental health co-produced by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry. The show comes several months after Winfrey's tell-all interview with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, during which the couple spoke openly about public scrutiny and its devastating toll on mental wellbeing.Revealing the extent to which people from around the world struggle with mental health, Winfrey and Prince Harry give a diverse group of individuals the chance to share their own stories about emotional wellbeing and mental illness. Alongside public figures including Glenn Close and Lady Gaga, Winfrey and Harry themselves open up about their personal struggles. The executive producers also confront the taboo shrouding mental health, a stigma that often prevents people from seeking help. Developed in partnership with 14 accredited mental health professionals and organizations, the series aims to raise awareness of different treatment options.The Me You Can't See hits Apple TV on May 21. Check out the trailer above.

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Apple TV has released the first trailer for The Me You Can't See, a documentary series on mental health co-produced by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry. The show comes several months after Winfrey's tell-all interview with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, during which the couple spoke openly about public scrutiny and its devastating toll on mental wellbeing.

Revealing the extent to which people from around the world struggle with mental health, Winfrey and Prince Harry give a diverse group of individuals the chance to share their own stories about emotional wellbeing and mental illness. Alongside public figures including Glenn Close and Lady Gaga, Winfrey and Harry themselves open up about their personal struggles. The executive producers also confront the taboo shrouding mental health, a stigma that often prevents people from seeking help. Developed in partnership with 14 accredited mental health professionals and organizations, the series aims to raise awareness of different treatment options.

The Me You Can't See hits Apple TV on May 21. Check out the trailer above.

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CHARLES & KEITH Reworks the DASH Chunky Sandal for SS21

CHARLES & KEITH has unveiled its latest Spring/Summer 2021 silhouette, the DASH chunky sandal. The Singapore-based brand has revamped the classic sports sandal with minimalist design cues to create a modern twist on a traditional shoe.Built for either beach trips or everyday wear, the shoe’s simplicity has the ability to elevate outfits from a casual addition to a statement piece. For its latest “My Summer, My Way” campaign, CHARLES & KEITH has enlisted two prominent DJs and other artists to style the sandal around their aesthetic, demonstrating its versatility.DJ Mademoiselle Yulia, also a kimono stylist, is revered for her eclectic wardrobe. Adorned in the DASH chunky sandal in black, she exhibits how the minimalist design complements a quirky wardrobe. By drawing inspiration from her rich cultural history, multi-disciplinary artist and DJ Quiana Parks found a niche within the intersection between art and music through her work. Fusing streetwear with relaxed elegance, she translates her unique style by pairing the chunky white sandal with distressed straight-cut bottoms.As well as providing styling tips for the latest release, the two DJs have curated a selection of tracks exclusively for CHARLES & KEITH found via their respective Instagram accounts as well as the brand’s blog.The latest DASH chunky sandal can now be purchased from the brand’s website in three neutral colorways such as black, military green and white.

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CHARLES & KEITH has unveiled its latest Spring/Summer 2021 silhouette, the DASH chunky sandal. The Singapore-based brand has revamped the classic sports sandal with minimalist design cues to create a modern twist on a traditional shoe.

Built for either beach trips or everyday wear, the shoe’s simplicity has the ability to elevate outfits from a casual addition to a statement piece. For its latest “My Summer, My Way” campaign, CHARLES & KEITH has enlisted two prominent DJs and other artists to style the sandal around their aesthetic, demonstrating its versatility.

DJ Mademoiselle Yulia, also a kimono stylist, is revered for her eclectic wardrobe. Adorned in the DASH chunky sandal in black, she exhibits how the minimalist design complements a quirky wardrobe. By drawing inspiration from her rich cultural history, multi-disciplinary artist and DJ Quiana Parks found a niche within the intersection between art and music through her work. Fusing streetwear with relaxed elegance, she translates her unique style by pairing the chunky white sandal with distressed straight-cut bottoms.

As well as providing styling tips for the latest release, the two DJs have curated a selection of tracks exclusively for CHARLES & KEITH found via their respective Instagram accounts as well as the brand’s blog.

The latest DASH chunky sandal can now be purchased from the brand’s website in three neutral colorways such as black, military green and white.




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Industrial conglomerate Hyosung has joined forces with KANGHYUK to recycle its leftover airbags. Using the waste materials, the rising Korean label has crafted a collection of sustainable skiwear.Provided exclusively to KANGHYUK, the repurposed fabric – enough to make around 700 jackets – comes from airbags that couldn't be sold due to sizing issues. Designed for all genders, the collection boasts a minimal white shade overall. Standouts include a bulky parka highlighted with barcode details, as well as ski pants contrasted with blue top-stitches. In womenswear, the tech-focused range additionally features outerwear pieces with waistband detailing for a defined silhouette. The designs are rounded out with Hyosung's logo stamped onto the front.See the full lineup above. The Hyosung x KANGHYUK skiwear collection will be available for pre-order from May 17 to 31, with shipping starting on October 27. Head to the fashion label's website for more information. View this post on Instagram A post shared by INFO@KANGHYUK.NET (@_kanghyuk)

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Industrial conglomerate Hyosung has joined forces with KANGHYUK to recycle its leftover airbags. Using the waste materials, the rising Korean label has crafted a collection of sustainable skiwear.

Provided exclusively to KANGHYUK, the repurposed fabric – enough to make around 700 jackets – comes from airbags that couldn't be sold due to sizing issues. Designed for all genders, the collection boasts a minimal white shade overall. Standouts include a bulky parka highlighted with barcode details, as well as ski pants contrasted with blue top-stitches. In womenswear, the tech-focused range additionally features outerwear pieces with waistband detailing for a defined silhouette. The designs are rounded out with Hyosung's logo stamped onto the front.

See the full lineup above. The Hyosung x KANGHYUK skiwear collection will be available for pre-order from May 17 to 31, with shipping starting on October 27. Head to the fashion label's website for more information.

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Here's an Inside Look at Yayoi Kusama's 'Infinity Mirror Rooms' Exhibit at Tate Modern

Back in January, London's Tate Modern announced that it would host Yayoi Kusama' biggest Infinity Mirror Rooms installation. Now, the gallery is set to open its latest exhibition dedicated to the Japanese artist.The show features two of Kusama's signature mirror room installations. The Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life piece, originally created in 2012 for the creative's retrospective at Tate, is comprised of endless walls with a shallow pool of water that create an infinite constellation of lights. The work is displayed alongside Chandelier of Grief, which showcases a series of hanging chandeliers.In addition to the mirrored rooms, visitors will be able to witness Kusama's brand new sculpture titled The Universe as Seen from the Stairway to Heaven. The "peep-in" structure arrives with the artist's iconic polka dots that reference her 1966 work Kusama’s Peep Show or Endless Love Show.Take an inside look at the exhibition above. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms will be on display from May 18 to June 12, 2022. Head to Tate Modern's website for more information.Tate ModernBanksideLondon SE1 9TGUnited Kingdom

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Back in January, London's Tate Modern announced that it would host Yayoi Kusama' biggest Infinity Mirror Rooms installation. Now, the gallery is set to open its latest exhibition dedicated to the Japanese artist.

The show features two of Kusama's signature mirror room installations. The Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life piece, originally created in 2012 for the creative's retrospective at Tate, is comprised of endless walls with a shallow pool of water that create an infinite constellation of lights. The work is displayed alongside Chandelier of Grief, which showcases a series of hanging chandeliers.

In addition to the mirrored rooms, visitors will be able to witness Kusama's brand new sculpture titled The Universe as Seen from the Stairway to Heaven. The "peep-in" structure arrives with the artist's iconic polka dots that reference her 1966 work Kusama’s Peep Show or Endless Love Show.

Take an inside look at the exhibition above. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms will be on display from May 18 to June 12, 2022. Head to Tate Modern's website for more information.

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG
United Kingdom

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aespa Takes Things to the "Next Level" in Latest Music Video

aespa, the virtual hybrid K-pop group introduced by SM Entertainment last year, has now returned for their third single, "Next Level." The release follows up on their sophomore track "Forever," for an extra-comfy look.Prior to dropping the music video, aespa's members KARINA, NINGNING, WINTER and GISELLE announced in a press conference that "Next Level" is "a completely new-born remake of the original soundtrack ‘Next Level’ from the movie Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw." The powerful tune boasts hip-hop beats and a catchy bass riff, with the quartet telling the story of aespa's universe. The accompanying visual captures the four musicians on an adventure to a world called "KWANGYA" to find "Black Mamba" – a villain disrupting the world powered by SYNK.In addition to the release, the K-pop group teased that they have an upcoming album in the works. Stay tuned as we learn more, and make sure to stream "Next Level" via major platforms like Spotify and Apple Music below.

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aespa, the virtual hybrid K-pop group introduced by SM Entertainment last year, has now returned for their third single, "Next Level." The release follows up on their sophomore track "Forever," for an extra-comfy look.

Prior to dropping the music video, aespa's members KARINA, NINGNING, WINTER and GISELLE announced in a press conference that "Next Level" is "a completely new-born remake of the original soundtrack ‘Next Level’ from the movie Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw." The powerful tune boasts hip-hop beats and a catchy bass riff, with the quartet telling the story of aespa's universe. The accompanying visual captures the four musicians on an adventure to a world called "KWANGYA" to find "Black Mamba" – a villain disrupting the world powered by SYNK.

In addition to the release, the K-pop group teased that they have an upcoming album in the works. Stay tuned as we learn more, and make sure to stream "Next Level" via major platforms like Spotify and Apple Music below.

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Hermès' Birkin Bag Reimagined As NFT in New Auction

From a dictionary definition and viral memes, to phone cases and artworks, the world of non-fungible tokens (NFT) seems to be ever-growing as artists and companies continue to roll out their takes on the recent craze. Now, Hermès' iconic Birkin bag has been given the same treatment in a new auction held by e-commerce platform Basic.Space.Titled Baby Birkin and created by Mason Rothschild and Eric Ramirez, the digital piece of art is a 2000x2000 pixel animation of the designer bag. A transparent version of the luxury accessory is captured pregnant with a baby throughout a 40-week-long pregnancy. The visual, which serves as an ironic interpretation of the purse known for its exclusivity, is accompanied by a space-themed sound. As of now, the artwork has 17 bids so far with the highest at $6,000 USD.You can head to Basic.Space to bid on the Baby Birkin until May 20.

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From a dictionary definition and viral memes, to phone cases and artworks, the world of non-fungible tokens (NFT) seems to be ever-growing as artists and companies continue to roll out their takes on the recent craze. Now, Hermès' iconic Birkin bag has been given the same treatment in a new auction held by e-commerce platform Basic.Space.

Titled Baby Birkin and created by Mason Rothschild and Eric Ramirez, the digital piece of art is a 2000x2000 pixel animation of the designer bag. A transparent version of the luxury accessory is captured pregnant with a baby throughout a 40-week-long pregnancy. The visual, which serves as an ironic interpretation of the purse known for its exclusivity, is accompanied by a space-themed sound. As of now, the artwork has 17 bids so far with the highest at $6,000 USD.

You can head to Basic.Space to bid on the Baby Birkin until May 20.

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illycaffè Taps Ai Weiwei for Art-Inspired Coffee Cup Collaboration

Fusing coffee with art, Italian brand illycaffè has now enlisted artist Ai Weiwei for a series of cups. The collaboration arrives as part of the company's "Art Collection," which has featured names like Olimpia Zagnoli and Yoko Ono in the past.Comprised of espresso and cappuccino cups, the designs take inspiration from Ai's Colored Vases – a series of Neolithic vases covered in industrial paint. Taking the same concept of destruction, the creative has added his unique touch to ordinary objects. Each piece is splashed with gold, black, orange and green hues on the rim."I am very happy to be a part of illy's 'Art Collection.' I think it is very important to give power to art and design while drinking good coffee because it affects everybody's life," Ai commented in a press release. "The project with Ai Weiwei is an exceptional event," illycaffè's CEO Massimiliano Pogliani added. "From a great personality, that has had a huge impact on culture in recent years, speaking out about the complexity of contemporary society, we get an optical illusion, a hidden beauty which becomes manifest if we learn to see without the misconception of using one single perspective only." He further expressed that the partnership is all about "art providing an insight through beauty."Peep the collection via the gallery above. Priced from £42.49 GBP to £94.99 GBP (approximately $60 USD to $134 USD), the Ai Weiwei-designed cups will be available soon via illycaffè's stores.

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Fusing coffee with art, Italian brand illycaffè has now enlisted artist Ai Weiwei for a series of cups. The collaboration arrives as part of the company's "Art Collection," which has featured names like Olimpia Zagnoli and Yoko Ono in the past.

Comprised of espresso and cappuccino cups, the designs take inspiration from Ai's Colored Vases – a series of Neolithic vases covered in industrial paint. Taking the same concept of destruction, the creative has added his unique touch to ordinary objects. Each piece is splashed with gold, black, orange and green hues on the rim.

"I am very happy to be a part of illy's 'Art Collection.' I think it is very important to give power to art and design while drinking good coffee because it affects everybody's life," Ai commented in a press release. "The project with Ai Weiwei is an exceptional event," illycaffè's CEO Massimiliano Pogliani added. "From a great personality, that has had a huge impact on culture in recent years, speaking out about the complexity of contemporary society, we get an optical illusion, a hidden beauty which becomes manifest if we learn to see without the misconception of using one single perspective only." He further expressed that the partnership is all about "art providing an insight through beauty."

Peep the collection via the gallery above. Priced from £42.49 GBP to £94.99 GBP (approximately $60 USD to $134 USD), the Ai Weiwei-designed cups will be available soon via illycaffè's stores.

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Netflix Announces 'Bridgerton' Spinoff Series About Young Queen Charlotte

With Season 2 currently in production with Chris Van Dusen, Netflix and Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland dedicated to the Japanese artist series based on the origins of Queen Charlotte (played by Golda Rosheuvel in Season 1) is coming to the platform.According to the streaming giant, the show will center on the rise and love life of young Queen Charlotte, as well as touch upon the stories of young Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury. Rhimes will serve as the writer and executive producer, alongside Betsy Beers and Tom Verica. "As we continue to expand the world of Bridgerton, we now have the opportunity to devote even more of the Shondaland fold to the Bridgerton-verse," Rhimes said in a statement.Details about the cast and release date have yet to be disclosed. Stay tuned as we learn more.In case you missed it, the franchise has been renewed for two more seasons.

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With Season 2 currently in production with Chris Van Dusen, Netflix and Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland dedicated to the Japanese artist series based on the origins of Queen Charlotte (played by Golda Rosheuvel in Season 1) is coming to the platform.

According to the streaming giant, the show will center on the rise and love life of young Queen Charlotte, as well as touch upon the stories of young Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury. Rhimes will serve as the writer and executive producer, alongside Betsy Beers and Tom Verica. "As we continue to expand the world of Bridgerton, we now have the opportunity to devote even more of the Shondaland fold to the Bridgerton-verse," Rhimes said in a statement.

Details about the cast and release date have yet to be disclosed. Stay tuned as we learn more.

In case you missed it, the franchise has been renewed for two more seasons.

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You Can Get Free Fries From Shake Shack if You're Vaccinated

Shake Shack has announced that it is giving out free fries to those who are vaccinated. Exclusively available in NYC, the fast food joint has teamed up with the city's Mayor’s Office to further encourage residents to get their COVID-19 vaccine.In order to claim your free regular-sized crinkle-cut fries, all you have to do is order any burger from the menu. You will then, of course, need to show your valid vaccine card or Excelsior Pass. In addition, New Yorkers who plan on getting their vaccine at one of the NYC mobile vaccine buses will be able to receive a complimentary single burger if they plan on dining in.The special deal will run until June 12. In other pandemic-related news, fully vaccinated Americans can now go maskless in most spaces.

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Shake Shack has announced that it is giving out free fries to those who are vaccinated. Exclusively available in NYC, the fast food joint has teamed up with the city's Mayor’s Office to further encourage residents to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

In order to claim your free regular-sized crinkle-cut fries, all you have to do is order any burger from the menu. You will then, of course, need to show your valid vaccine card or Excelsior Pass. In addition, New Yorkers who plan on getting their vaccine at one of the NYC mobile vaccine buses will be able to receive a complimentary single burger if they plan on dining in.

The special deal will run until June 12. In other pandemic-related news, fully vaccinated Americans can now go maskless in most spaces.

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Last week, Dogecoin's co-creator Jackson Palmer tweeted that Elon Musk is a "self-absorbed grifter," which was later deleted. However, recent reports have revealed that Musk has been an advisor to the Dogecoin developers since 2019.One of the core developers, Ross Nicoll, shared with Decrypt that Musk has "encouraged them to improve the higher transaction throughput," provided them with "lots of advice and input" and even shared his extensive list of connections within the industry. After suspending vehicle purchases using Bitcoin, Musk will now help "further reduce [Dogecoin's] energy consumption – which, by one estimation on Thursday, is already just seven percent of Bitcoin’s." Previously, the team of four core developers was offered funding by the businessman and other wealthy investors, whom they all turned down.In other cryptocurrency news, Shiba Inu Token is the new dog-themed coin on the rise.

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Last week, Dogecoin's co-creator Jackson Palmer tweeted that Elon Musk is a "self-absorbed grifter," which was later deleted. However, recent reports have revealed that Musk has been an advisor to the Dogecoin developers since 2019.

One of the core developers, Ross Nicoll, shared with Decrypt that Musk has "encouraged them to improve the higher transaction throughput," provided them with "lots of advice and input" and even shared his extensive list of connections within the industry. After suspending vehicle purchases using Bitcoin, Musk will now help "further reduce [Dogecoin's] energy consumption – which, by one estimation on Thursday, is already just seven percent of Bitcoin’s." Previously, the team of four core developers was offered funding by the businessman and other wealthy investors, whom they all turned down.

In other cryptocurrency news, Shiba Inu Token is the new dog-themed coin on the rise.

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