How memes are changing the clothes we buy

High-heeled Crocs Skip Twitter post by @KimBhasin Ladies and gentlemen, high-heeled Crocs are upon us and there's nothing any of us can do to stop it. https://t.co/8NgcTFpxsO pic.twitter.com/g4UqMgPMl5 — Kim Bhasin (@KimBhasin) July 13, 2018 They’ve been mocked, teased and shunned. But Crocs have seen a surge in their sales, fuelled by ugly fashion trends, high-end collaborations and memes. These £600 Balenciaga crocs sold out before they were even released. @balenciaga just brought the Crocs game to new heights. Swipe …

Dolce & Gabbana Founders Deliver Video Apology To China – Watch – Perez Hilton

Time for the co-founders of Dolce & Gabbana to apologize! After stirring the pot on Chinese social media with promotional videos that were widely seen as racist and insensitive, Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana appeared in a new 85-second video (above) hoping to apologize for the actions and vowing to immediately better understand and respect Chinese culture. What do U think of the video apology (above), Perezcious readers?! Let us know in the comments (below)… Original Article : HERE ; This post was …

Humpback Whales Sing Different Songs Every Few Years

Music is constantly changing and evolving – while your parents might have danced to bands like The Police and Duran Duran, you may prefer Taylor Swift and Stormzy. And it turns out the same is true for cetaceans.  Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) go through a “cultural revolution” of sorts once every few years, trading their old song for something simpler and fresher. Now, thanks to a study recently published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, scientists think they know how these “revolutions” …

Mariah Carey Treats Fans To Impromptu Sing-Along In An Elevator

Caution,” with her most intimate performance ever. GTFO.”  #JusticeforGlitter social media campaign, which sent the soundtrack to her 2001 flop film, “Glitter,” back to “Come on, it’s festive,” the five-time Grammy winner quipped. “I wish we could pass out hors d’oeuvres or something!” Vulture described the album as “a collection that leverages the singer’s skills, quirks, and history with the sonic architecture of modern mainstream R&B,” while Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Internal Facebook memo sees outgoing VP of comms Schrage take blame for hiring Definers

TechCrunch has obtained an internal memo published by Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy Elliot Schrage in which he blames himself for hiring PR firm Definers. He admits to having the company push negative narratives about competitors, but says Facebook did not ask or pay Definers to publish fake news. COO Sheryl Sandberg left a comment on the memo, saying it was never Facebook’s intention to play into anti-Semitic theories about George Soros. The memo includes a Q&A regarding points …

Nicki Minaj Flew To China For A Fake Event?! – Perez Hilton

Fyre Festival, much?? Last weekend, Nicki Minaj reportedly traveled to China where she was scheduled to perform at the Djakarta Warehouse Project festival, billed as the Chinese spin-off to the annual dance extravaganza in Bali, Indonesia. The only problem? The entire thing was a huge scam! According to a statement from DWP International, the use of their brand for the concert in Shanghai was “unauthorized.” The notice read: “The event rumored to take place in Shanghai on 17th & 18th of November 2018 is an unauthorized …

This 50 Budget Christmas Ad Is Taking Over The Internet

Christmas ads have become a part of the culture in the UK. Each year certain businesses come out with ever more complex and expensive productions that people eagerly await, to talk over with their families and be inspired by. There seems to have been a certain backlash just lately, however. Some people think that something is not right when a company can lavish millions of dollars on a celebrity-studded ad, while regular folk are struggling to make ends meet. This …

‘Dangerous’ rape laws must be updated, Amnesty report says

(CNN)Rape laws across Europe are “dangerous and outdated,” according to new analysis from human rights group Amnesty International. According to a2016 European Commission Special Eurobarometer Report on Gender-based Violence, nearly a third of all respondents (27%) said there are situations in which sex without consent is justified, including if the person is drunk or on drugs (12%), has voluntarily gone home with someone (11%), has worn revealing clothes (10%), hasn’t fought back or hasn’t said “no” clearly (10%). Across the …

Carlos Ghosn’s arrest shows that even visionaries need oversight

New York (CNN Business)The downfall of Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is a painful reminder that everyone needs a boss, even the most powerful captains of industry. Other imperial CEOs, like Dick Fuld of Lehman Brothers, enabled reckless risk-taking that ruined their companies. John Stumpf failed to fix Wells Fargo’s toxic sales culture. And Jeff Immelt made a series of bad decisions that have come back to haunt General Electric. “You need checks and balances,” said Ralph Walkling, founder of the …

74 Clever Illustrations By Elia Colombo Thatll Take Some Time For You To Understand

The freelance designer, illustrator, and self-named ‘free spirit’ turns his views and observations into colorful conceptual illustrations that hold a mirror to modern society, pointing out its flaws with a fair share of humor and irony. Gebe seeks perfection in simplicity, which results in a minimalistic and incredibly accurate satire in an image. These clever illustrations provide quality food for thought, so we hope you are hungry! #1 Dream Big, It’s Free #2 Breaking The Rule #3 Humanity, A Degenerative …

17 American quirks we don’t realize are super weird to people from other countries.

via Carol Von Canon/Flickr Americans are often criticized when they go abroad for being ignorant of other languages, cultures, and geography. While some see it as a sign of arrogance, it’s also a symptom of America’s physical isolation from the rest of the globe and its political and cultural dominance over the past century. To put it simply: You probably don’t need to speak another language when almost everyone else speaks yours. However, as a younger nation preoccupied with itself, …

Brexit campaign and Banks staff ‘switched’

It shows people apparently working for the referendum campaign who had previously worked in the insurance business. Image caption Leave.EU – which was known as The Know in 2015 – operated from the Eldon Insurance building in Bristol In one sequence in the footage, Leave.EU chief executive Liz Bilney is seen at Mr Banks’s office in Bristol asking an insurance worker to bring up an image for the Brexit campaign – at that point called The Know – on the …

Lion Air: Some are looking where to place the blame, others wonder if their pilot can fly their plane

(CNN)The passengers on the Lion Air 610 flight were on board one of Boeing’s newest, most advanced planes. More than two weeks after the catastrophe, investigators are still piecing together the clues. As they do, the focus has turned to Boeing, which allegedly failed to tell pilots about a new system feature implicated in the crash — information that aviation analysts say could have possibly saved the lives of all 189 people on board. A lawsuit against Boeing related to …

Sarah Michelle Gellar Facing ‘Body-Shaming’ Backlash Over Thanksgiving Post – Perez Hilton

UPDATE 6:18 P.M. EST: After catching wind of the controversy, SMG decided to set the record straight with this apology in the comments of her post: __________ Yikes, Sarah Michelle Gellar might have just gotten herself uninvited to some Thanksgiving dinners. Let’s just say the Buffy The Vampire Slayer actress’ latest Instagram post joking about overeating on Turkey Day didn’t go over quite well with all of her 2.2 million followers. While at first glance it looks like Gellar was simply …

Diet sabotage: How to navigate the holidays with dietary restrictions

(CNN)The holidays may be a time of love and cheer, but there can be a dark side to all that togetherness: diet sabotage. Plan your strategies Karen Sanderson, a 61-year-old grandmother and full-time student in North Dakota, knows how difficult holiday parties and gatherings can be when trying to lose or maintain weight. “It’s hard enough to maintain good habits on your own, but when you have people putting things in front of you and trying to insist that you …

Natalie Dormer Splits With Boyfriend Of 11 Years – Right After Finally Making A Movie Together! – Perez Hilton

No Purple Wedding IRL for Natalie Dormer! Which we guess is a good thing for Anthony Byrne… The Game of Thrones actress confirmed to The New Statesman she and her director boyfriend have split after eleven years together. While she didn’t go into the details, plenty of red flags were sent up during this Summer’s promotional tour for the film they cowrote, In Darkness. She said she “wouldn’t recommend” writing with your significant other, he revealed it caused “massive arguments.” We’ve heard not to poop where …