Posts made in February 2024

RED FIAT

The FIAT® Brand is proud to work with (RED), joining on their journey to help fund life-saving programs around the world.

  • The Fiat (500e)RED is the first drop of the 2024 Fiat 500e collection
  • Video reveal of 2024 Fiat (500e)RED available HERE.
RED Fiat 500 via 360 MAGAZINE.

HMD + MATTEL

HMD, Human Mobile Devices, is partnering with Mattel – leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest portfolios of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world – to create the Barbie™ Flip Phone, arriving later this year.

Staying true to Barbie’s iconic style, this device promises to embody the vintage chic of the original girl empowerment brand with a dash of pink and sparkle – making the current digital detox trend even more fun and fashionable.

In the US alone, a third of Gen Z are actively trying to limit time on social media, and their fear of missing out (FOMO) is decreasing. But it’s not just a generational shift, it’s a cultural movement. The great switch-off trend is gaining momentum as people of all ages seek balance in an increasingly digital world. And now, even Barbie is hopping on the trend!

Reebok + Angel Reese

Reebok will unveil its new Not Made to Be Subtlewomen’s apparel collection, dropping March 8, headlined by college basketball champion, fashion superstar, and Reebok partner, Angel Reese. A fierce advocate for individually and explosive energy, Reese epitomizes all that the new collection stands for: to empower women to express themselves through movement and fashion. 

 

“I love using fashion as a vehicle for creativity and expression in everything I do,” commented Angel Reese. “The Not Made to be Subtle collection lets me do just that – with bright, bold colors and unique designs I can express myself, tackle an intense workout, and show up with style every day in confidence.”

 

 Not Made to Be Subtle features the newest Reebok women’s apparel innovation: Lux Contour, an expansion of the highly praised Lux performance franchise of premium sports bras and leggings. The Lux Contour Crop Top ($45) and Lux Contour Leggings ($75) feature thoughtfully placed supportive contour panels and shaped seams to help accentuate and sculpt her for confidence inside and outside the gym.

  

REEBOK + VICTOR SOLOMON

Reebok & Luxury Basketball Artist ‘Victor Solomon’ Unveil Elevated Trophy-Inspired Footwear & Apparel Capsule, Available Now

 

Reebok and luxury basketball artist Victor Solomon have released a unique product collaboration applying Solomon’s elevated artistic language to Reebok’s iconic BB4000 II ($250, 100206494) basketball lifestyle shoe and range of a tasteful apparel pieces all inspired by his recent work with coveted basketball trophies. The Victor Solomon x Reebok collection is available now (February 15), exclusively from LiterallyBalling.com, with a wider global release slated for February 22 via Reebok.com and select retailers.

 

This spring, Reebok and Victor Solomon come together to celebrate basketball’s evolution via an elevated footwear and apparel collection. Recently tapped by professional basketball to re-imagine its various trophy programs, Victor Solomon has been elevating the look, style, and culture of the game for years, also represented by his “Literally Balling” project that offers an ongoing exploration of basketball icons. 

 

The Victor Solomon x Reebok SS24 collection showcases modern detailing with opulent gold elements to celebrate the beauty between the heritage of the sport and the design style of Victor Solomon. Solomon’s first-ever shoe, his take on Reebok’s iconic BB4000 II silhouette took on special meaning: 

 

“It was an exciting new challenge to take on my first sneaker design,” explained Solomon. “In contributing to a classic basketball silhouette in BB4000 II, I wanted to incorporate signature elements from my practice, like white leather, basketball pebble textured gold panels, while elevating essential components with luxury materials and bringing a classic jersey pattern to the model with laser-cut leather panels.”

 

Dressed in white and gold, Solomon’s Reebok BB4000 II captures the essence of his craftmanship and reflects the coveted basketball awards and trophies he was recently tapped by the league to reimagine. Key design elements include premium leather overlays across the shoe’s upper, a perforated jersey-inspired upper and sock liner, a Victor Solomon branded hangtag, and more, all arriving in premium white/gold Victor Solomon x Reebok packaging.

 

Also donning white and gold, while drawing on elements of classic basketball fashion, the collection is made complete by an elevated apparel capsule featuring a heavyweight jersey tee, heavyweight French terry hoodie and matching pant, and Faux leather varsity jacket. 

 

Product imagery, campaign content, and video can be found HERE.

 

“It’s an exciting moment to work the Reebok brand as they return to the basketball space, to have an opportunity to have a voice and presence in the process,” concluded Solomon. “I’m just blown away by the open-mindedness of the Reebok team and their holistic approach to partnership.”

 

The Victor Solomon x Reebok SS24 collection is available now (February 15), exclusively from LiterallyBalling.com, with a wider global release slated for February 22 via Reebok.com and select retailers.

Automobili Lamborghini + I.C.E.

Automobili Lamborghini participated in The I.C.E. (International Concours of Elegance, organized on the frozen lake of St. Moritz on 23 to 24 February, for the second year in a row. The House of Sant’Agata Bolognese was represented by Lamborghini Polo Storico, the point of reference for all international Lamborghini enthusiasts and collectors, many of which were welcomed at the event. During the event, Automobili Lamborghini showcased two cars from its Sant’Agata Bolognese museum collection: a 1973 Jarama GTS, ready for a weekend in the snow complete with ski rack, skis and toboggan, and a 1968 400 GT 2+2: both important cars in the company’s history. Although representative of two different historical decades, the 1960s, with its rounded shapes and the 1970s with its characteristic angular design, both Lamborghini 2+2s featured in St. Moritz is equipped with the same powerplant: the legendary Lamborghini 4-liter V-12, with twin overhead camshafts in the front longitudinal position.

“The I.C.E.”, which stands for the International Concours of Elegance and is now in its third edition, established itself right from the start as one of the most captivating events in the world of classic cars. In addition to the concours itself, where the over 50 cars entered are judged not only by specialists in the field but also by artists and architects, the main attraction of the event is the stage on which it takes place: the frozen lake of St. Moritz nestled in the Engadine valley.

Alessandro Farmeschi, Global After Sales Director of Automobili Lamborghini, remarked, “Polo Storico’s participation in The I.C.E. was an opportunity to meet our customers and enthusiasts of classic Lamborghini models in a truly unique setting. This event is close to our own spirit and our way of celebrating the passion for our classic cars: beautiful to see but also fun and exciting to drive. It is an unusual context in which to see a historic Lamborghini, even more so when these are cars that are usually admired in our museum.”

owned by Automobili Lamborghini, was sold new in Sicily and is in its original configuration with Blu Tahiti body and mustard-yellow interior.

1968 400 GT 2+2

In 1966 the 400 GT was presented at the Geneva Motor Show, slightly revised in its lines compared to the 350 GT, especially in the rear part of the body, raised by 6.5 centimeters to become a 2+2 and equipped with the 12-cylinder engine increased to 4 liters, delivering 320 hp at 6500 rpm thanks to the increased bore. With the 400 GT the V12 engine reached its perfect stage of development and would become Lamborghini’s signature engine, going on to equip, with their respective evolutions, all 12-cylinder cars produced in the following decade in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The 400 GT also adopted the Lamborghini gearbox and differential, designed and made in-house, and a revised rear suspension. In the October 1966 issue of American Road & Track magazine, the 400 GT was called “the best GT we’ve ever had a chance to test,” a remark that pleased Ferruccio Lamborghini who, only three years earlier, had begun his new venture with the desire to make just the best GT in the world. The 400 GT 2+2 on show in St. Moritz was delivered in March 1968 to the Grand Garage des Nations in Geneva, in the Grigio Saint Vincent livery with tobacco-brown interior, and is now part of the collection.

Automobili Lamborghini via 360 MAGAZINE.
Automobili Lamborghini via 360 MAGAZINE.
Automobili Lamborghini via 360 MAGAZINE.

CYNTHIA BAILEY BDAY BASH

Celebrity Model Cynthia Bailey celebrated her 57th birthday last Sunday night at Margot Los Angeles

Hosted by her dear friend of 20 years, Derek Warburton, guests ate family style as they sipped on Cynthia margaritas by El Cristiano Tequila

Speeches were made by friends and Cynthia’s daughter Noelle Robinson expressing how her mom was her best friend. As the evening came to a close, guests were treated to Bailey’s beautiful grey marble gold leafed cake with pink roses from Crumbles Patisserie in Hollywood. 

Guests in attendance: Kandi Burrus, Todd Tucker, Todrick Hall, Crystal Minkoff, Noelle Robinson, Loni Love, Boris Kodjoe, Al Reynolds, Derek Warburton, Ariya Gharhramani.

Cynthia Bailey 57th Birthday Bash at Margot with Kandi and Boris Kodjoe via 360 MAGAZINE.
Cynthia Bailey 57th Birthday Bash at Margot with Kandi and Boris Kodjoe via 360 MAGAZINE.

Photos by: J Adams Creative

NICOLAS JOESTEN

Ghanaian-German top model/influencer Nicolas Joesten is one of the most sought-after talents in the industry. With strong representation, a healthy following, and an IQ, it’s apparent that this handsome man will continue to soar.

After being signed to Wilhelmina seven years ago, this promising new face made a lot of noise in the industry with his athletic physique and good looks. However, after meeting  social media maverick Kjordy, he began to interview people on the street to learn the field and better understand the process. His ability to improvise and persuade bystanders to speak to him has given him a slight edge over most. This millennial, unlike others in his category, is able to easily take a room and make people fall head over heels. Mostly, his approachability on the scale from 1 to 10 is a 12. He’s not afraid to stand up for himself, his family, or even what he believes in.

Nick’s candid conversation with Vaughn was characterized by his transparency and willingness to be himself. Boris Kodjoe became a bankable Hollywood A-Lister because of his likeability. And if his personality doesn’t enchant you, then his athletic build will. Just as easy-going as our former cover star Broderick Hunter, who has gained major roles on shows like Insecure or opportunities to engage audiences as an event correspondent/special guest for various entities like GQ, 360, and Essence. It’s incredible to see him in action. His thick European accent isn’t just for show. NJ is extremely articulate and has already brokered partnerships/campaigns with GAP, Davidoff, Ted Baker, Bamboo Clothing, and L’Oréal. Joesten has the chance to take the USA by storm, and he is in a league of his own. After all, this well-educated, cultured, and traveled hunk is equally articulate, talented, and photogenic. It’s only a matter of seconds before the universe aligns his purpose, passion, and professionalism to a project that will propel him to his destiny as a powerhouse player in the new age world of entertainment. BBC, Daily Mail, The Guardian, your latest presenter is right in front of you.

Rania Zhony

360 Magazine had the privilege of interviewing one of the most prominent celebrity makeup artists in the industry, Rania Zohny. Her application for Nicki Minaj to appear on Stephen Colbert and Andy Cohen was recently commended by her peers. 

Where were you born and raised? Single or both parent household?

Born and raised in NYC, mostly in Manhattan and the Bronx. I have two siblings (a brother and sister) who are older than me. My brother is 4 years older, and my sister is 3 years older. Our parents were married for 38 years. My father was Palestinian, and my mother is Egyptian.

When was the 1st time you picked up color pencils, chalk, or paint brush?

Very young; probably age 3. I always loved painting and drawing and often got scolded at for doodling in my notebooks and homework. In high school, I found my love for the arts in all arenas (sculpture, painting, sketching) and started doing makeup in myself and friends. It was then I found my favorite form of art; makeup artistry.

When and where did you realize that you could handraw and sketch?

9th grade; I had an art teacher who really *saw* me and believed in me. She encouraged me to explore sections of art, and sketching became the main form for me.

Is there anyone you can attribute your gift to?

My late father and my mother. My mother was good at sketching, and I remember her drawing when I was a kid. However, I inherited most of my artistry from my father, who was a photographer and professional hairstylist.

Who | What inspires you?

I have many inspirations. My parents are inspiring, my culture, my family, and my lineage. My father’s journey is the main inspiration for me—he came to the States when he was in his mid-30s and worked from the ground up. My father always led with his heart and was always daring on following his passion of being a business owner to create for his family.

connect my network with other Arabs, who are often overlooked. To be able to exist in a space as my authentic and unapologetic self. I am a humanitarian, and my advocacy is also incredibly important to me.

List | name your most memorable moments on set and or as a professional MUA?

I can’t necessarily pinpoint one particular moment; there are pivotal moments in my career that are so important to where I am today. For instance, working for MAC, I participated in the Senior Artist challenge and made it as a finalist which encouraged me to push my artistic skills and trust in myself as an artist, working with my best friend who’s a fashion photographer and has been on my journey with me from the very start until today, and always encouraged me and sees me for where I am going and have been. I am getting my first celebrity client, my first TV production. All of my firsts, I suppose, are my most memorable.

How do you set yourself apart in a competitive and over saturated market as MUA artist?

My personality. There’s so many skilled, incredible artists out here, but my personality and passion are what lead my connections. 13 years in the industry, and as more time passes, my passion for my craft grows. My will to learn and continue to develop, grows. I’m still eager and excited to leave an impact artistically.

What are your long-term goals as a beauty expert and artist?

I want to inspire. Lead. I want to continue to create beautiful work. I want to be a free bird in my art where I am able to design looks and execute them.

How does art play a role in your craft?

When I am able to have free range to create in full, I love to combine beauty and glam with art and create untraditional eyeliners, lips, etc. I play with shapes, structure, materials.

Name some of your go to product | must haves?

A variety of items that’s imperative in my kit is Danessa Myricks Colorfix & Contour Balms, Huda Beauty powders, NARS Radiant foundation, Hauslabs foundation and blush, Tarte Shape Tape and NARS Radiant Creamy concealer, Lys Beauty cream blushes and bronzer sticks.

Skin care is incredibly important, too, so Fresh Beauty Kombucha Black Tea Essence, REN skin AHA Toner, Caudalie Elixir spray, Fresh Deep Hydration moisturizer.

What advice can you share with fellow artists | MUA building their portfolio?

Create and lead with your heart. Show up as your truest self. Be inspired; but don’t replicate. Create the work you want to book. Be your biggest advocate.

Community involvement?

I make sure, more than ever, I represent successful Palestinian/Arab artists and voices in this industry. I love being able to build and connect my network with other Arabs, who are often overlooked. To be able to exist in a space as my authentic and unapologetic self. I am a humanitarian, and my advocacy is also incredibly important to me.

List | name your most memorable moments on set as a professional MUA?

I can’t necessarily pinpoint one particular moment; there are pivotal moments in my career that are so important to where I am today. For instance, working for MAC, I participated in the Senior Artist challenge and made it as a finalist which encouraged me to push my artistic skills and trust in myself as an artist, working with my best friend who’s a fashion photographer and has been on my journey with me from the very start until today, and always encouraged me and sees me for where I am going and have been. I am getting my first celebrity client, my first TV production. All of my firsts, I suppose, are my most memorable.

Celebrity makeup artist handles grooming for Kaden Olivier during a 360 MAGAZINE fashion editorial shoot.
Abby-Lynn Absolutely Keen photographed for 360 MAGAZINE. MUA: Rania Zohny, PHOTO: Vaughn Lowery, CREATIVE: Armon Hayes, HAIR: Hayley Logan
Abby-Lynn ‘Absolutely’ Keen photographed for 360 MAGAZINE. MUA: Rania Zohny, PHOTO: Vaughn Lowery, CREATIVE: Armon Hayes, HAIR: Hayley Logan

Making Your Perfume Last

from Morning to Midnight

Fragrance is a potent accessory, reflecting your unique personality and style. But what truly captures attention is freshness. A vibrant, long-lasting aroma leaves a positive, unforgettable impression in professional settings and personal encounters alike.

However, maintaining that perfect scent throughout the day is no easy feat. Several culprits are at play: your unique body chemistry, environmental factors, and the inherent fade of fragrance notes. Exercise, weather, and exposure to other scents further accelerate this decline.

Today, we’ll help you uncover various ways to achieve dawn-to-dusk fragrance freshness and harness the power of your chosen scent.

Choose the Right Fragrance

Whether you’re enjoying a real money slots app on your phone or considering heading to the casino, a fresh scent is more than welcome to accompany your gaming experience. Keep in mind, though, that not all scents are created equal when it comes to lasting power. Understanding fragrance concentration is key to choosing one that lingers beautifully. Here’s the breakdown of common concentrations:

  • Eau de Parfum (EDP): Your best friend for all-day freshness! This potent concentration boasts a deeper, richer scent that lasts for hours.
  • Eau de Toilette (EDT): Lighter than EDP, EDT offers a refreshing burst that fades graciously. It’s like a midday pick-me-up, requiring more frequent top-ups.
  • Eau de Cologne (EDC): The lightest option, ideal for subtle daytime scents. While charming, it wears off quickly and requires frequent reapplication for lasting fragrance.

Remember to match your desired longevity with the right concentration

Apply Strategically

Unleashing the full potential of your chosen fragrance involves unlocking the secrets of application and understanding your body’s chemistry. Get the most from your prized scent by applying the following tips:

Target Pulse Points

Imagine your body as a fragrance diffuser. Pulse points like your wrists, neck, and inner elbows are where the magic happens. These areas radiate warmth, naturally activating and releasing the fragrance throughout the day. A gentle spritz on these spots ensures a more pronounced and long-lasting scent trail, leaving a captivating impression wherever you go.

Pro Tips for Pulse Point Application

For best outcomes, consider these guidelines:

  • Spritz or dab gently: Remember, less is more! A gentle application is enough to activate the fragrance without overwhelming your senses.
  • Target multiple points: Don’t just focus on your wrists. Explore other pulse points like your neck, inner elbows, and behind the ears for a more immersive and well-rounded scent experience.
  • Avoid rubbing: Rubbing your wrists together can break down the fragrance molecules and shorten their lifespan. Let the warmth do its magic naturally.

Less is More

While the temptation to drench yourself in fragrance might be strong, resist it. Over-application can lead to olfactory fatigue, where your nose simply tunes out the scent. Remember, fragrance should complement you, not overpower you.

Opt for a light touch on your pulse points, starting small and building if needed. This allows you to appreciate the delicate tones of your chosen scent and prevents overwhelming yourself or others.

Keep in mind that fragrance affects more than just your sense of smell. It can linger on your clothes, furniture, and even the air around you. By using less, you avoid creating a lingering scent bomb that might overstay its welcome.

Moisturize

Dry skin doesn’t hold onto fragrance well. So, before spritzing, pamper your skin with a lightweight moisturizer. This creates a base for the fragrance to cling to, enhancing its longevity and ensuring it diffuses beautifully. Plus, hydrated skin generally smells better, adding more freshness to your experience.

For optimal fragrance benefits, opt for a lightweight, oil-free formula that absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or ceramides, which are known for their hydrating properties. This ensures your skin soaks in the hydration without interfering with the fragrance’s diffusion.

Store Your Scent Like a Treasure

Just like precious gems, fragrances need proper care to retain their radiance. Avoid storing your beloved perfume in the bathroom’s humid environment. Instead, opt for a cool, dark drawer away from direct sunlight. This simple step helps preserve the integrity of your fragrance, keeping it fresh and potent for longer.

While darkness and cool temperatures are key, there’s more to consider:

  • Keep it sealed: Tightly close the cap after each use to minimize air exposure, which can also contribute to fragrance breakdown.
  • Preserve the original packaging: Many perfumes come in beautifully designed boxes. Storing your fragrance in its original packaging provides an extra layer of protection from light and dust.
  • Rotate your collection: You probably don’t wear all your perfumes every day. Rotate your collection regularly to ensure each fragrance gets worn and stored properly, preventing it from sitting idle and degrading.

Reapplication with Intention

While your chosen fragrance should provide lasting appeal, a midday touch-up won’t hurt. However, reapply strategically. Focus on the same pulse points you targeted initially. This helps maintain the original scent composition and prevents unwanted distortion.

For a truly seamless refresh, carry a travel-sized version of your chosen fragrance for on-the-go touch-ups. This way, you’re always prepared to maintain your scent without losing its original character.

By incorporating these savvy fragrance tips, you’ll transform your scent game from fleeting moments to an unforgettable aura. Remember, fragrance is personal, so have fun exploring and expressing yourself with different scents.

Gucci Women’s FW24

Gucci views things from a perspective different from what is presumed most appropriate, not following the rules.

This is my way of dreaming, without hurry, visualizing and stratifying aspirations as if they were the bricks of a house. In my fashion, as in my dreams, the exercise is the same. Search within the folds for a void that wants to be filled. Look at the detail very closely before feeling free to back away in pursuit of a broader perspective. Capture the extraordinary where the ordinary is expected.

My dreams, as with my fashion, always converse with reality. Because I am not searching for another world to live in, but rather of ways to live in this world.

Sabato Movements

Making a coat is an act of craftsmanship, symbolic of a culture of exceptional technique. It begins with the construction, proceeding with the lining and the interior, moving between how the fabric falls, how it moves when it is worn, how its color changes if the wool is mixed with more modern fibers. Every act represents a meticulous journey in which each gesture can change the final result. The Fall Winter 2024 collection is an obsessive repetition of that journey, a staging of small subversive acts with regards to the rules of ready-to-wear.

Outerwear

The main coat, in fabric and with a masculine silhouette, has a covered placket and hidden buttoning on the back, which transforms it into an embrace. The same can be found on bombers, peacoats, and leather jackets.

Details

Lace, cut, and reconstructed is embellished with embroideries, other laces, or velvets. Shifts are a combination of overlapping layers, held together by laces. Jacquard prints depict a geometric heron, recognizable only up close. Knitwear is enriched by transparent or slightly off-tone sequins or with a crystal fringe that recreates a ribbed motif. Twin sets aren’t twin sets but distinctive pieces. The colors – the ugly ones, the ones of the heart, and the wrong ones, together.

Handbags

A new top handle bag with a flat and perforated logo that reveals what lies beneath, crafted in nappa with a naturally silky feel and paired with a layer that renders it light and puffy, called GG Milano. Then, a half-moon silhouette inspired by the equestrian motifs found in the Gucci Archive, infused with a contemporary spirit, is also decorated with a new logo. A clutch embellished and held together with a gold-toned metal bar that replicates the iconic bamboo. Finally, a bamboo bucket bag with a broad and embracing silhouette.

Shoes

Horse-riding boots, the symbol par excellence of the connection between Gucci and the world of equestrianism, whose classic silhouette features an elongated metal Horsebit. Also, in a unique over-the-knee version. The Horsebit loafers, which evolve in a platform sandal encapsulated by refined craftsmanship.

Small accessories

An archival necklace in galvanized gold and with a studded motif is woven with a ribbon in the shade of the garment closest to the neck. Cat-eye acetate sunglasses follow the same palette.

Music Directed and Mixed by Mark Ronson – credits:

“Coronacid”

Performed by Did Virgo and Morgan K (Mark Ronson Rework)


“I’m Not in Love”

Performed by Kelsey Lu


 “Two Men in Love “

Performed by The Irrepressibles

Gucci’s women's FW 24 runway show via 360 MAGAZINE.
Gucci’s women's FW 24 runway show via 360 MAGAZINE.
Gucci’s women's FW 24 runway show via 360 MAGAZINE.
Gucci’s women's FW 24 runway show via 360 MAGAZINE.
Gucci’s women's FW 24 runway show via 360 MAGAZINE.