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The White House Fashion Exhibit

The White House Historical Association has announced a new virtual fashion exhibit exploring overlooked designers and seamstresses for first ladies: “Glamour and Innovation: The Women Behind the Seams of Fashion at the White House.” The exhibit is the result of an inaugural academic partnership with New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The partnership with NYU began in January and will continue in 2023, with the next fellow chosen this fall through a competitive application process.

The Association’s first Digital Exhibit fellow, MA/MS Costume Studies student Maegan Jenkins, envisioned the exhibit. Through research, she built the project in collaboration with the Association’s David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History’s Digital Library team.

“People are always interested in what the first lady is wearing, and what kind of message it conveys,” said Jenkins. “With this exhibit, I wanted to move beyond the major fashion houses to tell the lesser-known stories of the women behind some of those dresses and the incredible contributions they’ve made to American history.”

Glamour and Innovation: The Women Behind the Seams of Fashion at the White House” explores the work of a diverse group of seamstresses, designers, and couturiers responsible for some of the iconic first ladies’ fashions.

The exhibit highlights the eight entrepreneurial women who forged ahead despite racial discrimination, demonstrated that American designs could rival Parisian fashion and designed across the aisle for first ladies of both parties.

“Maegan’s extensive research has brought to light stories of hidden figures we hear little about, yet in their day were revered talent by first ladies and other social figures. It’s through their craft we are spurring further discussion about White House history,” said Stewart McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association.

Through a mix of archival photography, portraits, biographies and press clippings, Jenkins’ exhibit will cover over more than a hundred years in fashion history. The display begins with Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Lincoln’s dressmaker who was born enslaved, to Mary Matise, who designed Rosalynn Carter’s 1977 inaugural gown.

The exhibit features high-resolution interactive photos with a zoom feature, allowing viewers to explore the intricacies of the designs up close. Jenkins, too, details the first ladies’ unique tastes and economic considerations, giving insight into the relationships built between each designer and first lady.

“We are delighted with Maegan Jenkins’ project. With its focus on the combination of creativity and labor, this initial collaboration between the Costume Studies graduate program and the White House Historical Association adds significantly to the story of White House fashion,” said Nancy Deihl, Chair of the Department of Art and Art Professions at NYU Steinhardt. 

The eight designers featured in this exhibit include:

  • Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly, designer of many dresses for First Lady Mary Lincoln
  • Sally Milgrim, designer of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1933 inaugural gown
  • Nettie Rosenstein, designer of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower’s 1953 and 1957 inaugural gowns
  • Ann Lowe, designer of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding gown
  • Ethel Frankau, designer of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s inaugural gown
  • Karen Stark, designer of First Lady Patricia Nixon’s 1969 inaugural gown
  • Mary Matise, designer of First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s inaugural gown
  • Frankie Welch, designer of gowns and scarves for First Ladies Patricia Nixon, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, and Rosalynn Carter

Other items featured in the exhibit include Mrs. Lincoln’s checked gown and cape, along with other samples of designers works accomplished throughout their careers.

The project illuminates the Association’s 2022, “Tastemakers & Trendsetters” theme that showcases the fashion, cuisine, social traditions, and individuals who lived, visited, and worked at the White House, and through their talent influenced American culture beyond its gates. Programming such as this is supported by the sale of the Official White House Christmas Ornament.  

About Maegan Jenkins

Formally trained in fine art with an emphasis on fiber and textiles, Jenkins is currently an MA/MS candidate in the Costume Studies and Library and Information Sciences dual degree program at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. She is also a graduate at the Gardiner Foundation, contributing to the digitization of their museum archives and meta data.

About The White House Historical Association

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. In 1961, the White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come.

Support entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection and educate the public on the history of the White House.

Since its founding, the White House Historical Association has contributed more than $50 million in fulfillment of its mission. To learn more about the White House Historical Association, please visit HERE.

Judy Garland 100th Birthday Gala and Fragrance Reveal via She Grown Media for use by 360 Magazine

JUDY – A Garland Fragrance

To commemorate one of the greatest Hollywood icons, Vince Spinnato held the legendary Judy Garland 100th Birthday Gala and Fragrance Reveal. Known as a perfume developer and cosmetic chemist, Vince held the event to celebrate the upcoming unisex scent: JUDY – A Garland Fragrance.

The aroma was created in honor of Judy’s rich history and legacy. Her children, Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft, attended the gala to further memorialize their mother’s impact on the industry and world.

A custom-made design was invented for Judy’s bottle that showcases a passionate, dreamy theme. The exclusive 100th birthday collector’s bottle was revealed on the night and even up for grabs. The official release of the fragrance is slated for this autumn.

Throughout the evening, the venue exuded elegance. From the “Get Happy! Exhibit” to the House of Racanelli fashion show, attendees were immersed in chunks of Judy history. Her renowned Oscar was exhibited to further showcase the star that Judy truly was and forever will be.

Judy was not only an icon in the entertainment industry, but, too, as an activist for the queer community. With the celebration being held on June 10, it was perfectly aligned with LA Pride weekend. Additionally, the soiree served as a special commemoration for LGBTQ+ cohorts. Lastly, Garland was born during Pride month; and ironically, she passed on the same day as the Stonewall riots in NYC.

In short, the evening served to pay tribute to the work that Judy has accomplished in her career, but also to defend a broader mission.

Article by: McKinley Franklin x Vaughn Lowery

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Judy Garland 100th Birthday Gala and Fragrance Reveal via She Grown Media for use by 360 Magazine
Judy Garland 100th Birthday Gala and Fragrance Reveal Dresses via She Grown Media for use by 360 Magazine

MGK DG Casa

The Dolce&Gabbana Casa Collection is presented through a series of images that combine a classic aesthetic and a contemporary sensibility. The first Advertising Campaign of the new line dedicated to the art of home living transports the viewer into a dreamlike dimension where the objects of our everyday life meet inspiration and become pieces of unique design and creativity. The Blu Mediterraneo, Carretto Siciliano, Leopard and Zebra themes dominate the scene with their iconic patterns and references to Dolce&Gabbana’s most authentic DNA.

The photographs, shot by the duo Mert&Marcus, recall the traditional imagery of the Renaissance artistic nudes, while alluding to the aesthetic of the Dolce&Gabbana 2000s campaigns. The models’ silhouettes delicately blend with their surrounding, bringing out the Collection’s uniqueness. The campaign’s pictorial style draws the spectator into the oneiric and artistic world of Dolce&Gabbana’s furnishing creations.

In the campaign’s video contributions, the poetic aspect is further emphasised by the words of a love letter: Dolce&Gabbana Casa thus becomes the ideal space in which emotions and sensations find expression through the creativity of special objects.

DG Casa collection via DG for use by 360 Magazine
DG Casa collection via DG for use by 360 Magazine
Dolce & Gabbana DG7 Ruby 40mm watch via 360 MAGAZINE

Zaddy Zomma

360 MAGAZINE has compiled a list of the most refined and chic products to gift to those you love the most. Whether they love sports or prefer to indulge in the latest fashion trends, you can find everything you’ve been in search of with this guide. As the aspirational watch in the spotlight, it is Dolce & Gabbana. DG7 Ruby 40mm watch valued at $195,000.

Gucci Father’s Day Gift Guide

With an array of leather goods, ready-to-wear picks, shoes, watches and accessories, you’ll find everything and more that you’re in search of from Gucci. Including adorned pieces from the Love Parade and GG Canvas in Blue collections, make sure to dress your loved one up this Father’s Day with a touch of Gucci.

Gucci Father's Day guide via Gucci for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Louis Vuitton Father’s Day Gifts

Sporting an impeccably diverse range of goods, you’re sure to find the perfect gift amongst Louis Vuitton’s Father’s Day gift guide. Along with beloved fashion-favorites, the luxury house has created an assortment of luggage, games, recreational gifts, furniture and more. Our favorites include the gradient surfboard, chic bike, stylish basketball hoops and trendy golf bags.

Dolce&Gabbana x Jujutsu Kaisen

DG and Japanese anime series Jujutsu Kaisen create a refreshing no-gender aesthetic collection. Referencing DG DNA and Japanese street style, pieces in the collab are extremely modern yet artistic.

The collection takes influence from the expressive districts of Shibuya and Harajuku in Tokyo. Merging with DG, we see an array of tees, sweatshirts, jackets and accessories on display. 

Dolce&Gabbana x Jujutsu Kaisen phone case via DG for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Oakley Mumbo and Pro M Frame

Coming from Oakley’s MUZM collection is the reinvented Mumbo and Pro M Frame. The original style released in 1989, becoming swiftly popular in SoCal amongst the beach scene. Adorned with Mumbo Hybrid® lenses and Pro M Frame Heater® lenses both, each design sports increased color/contrast supported by Prizm™ technology.

Oakley Mumbo and Pro M Frame product image via Hillary Asher (MCSAATCHI) for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Louis Vuitton Driver Moccasins

Designed by the late Virgil Abloh comes Louis Vuitton’s driver moccasins. With two differing versions that come in a selection of seven color palettes, the LV driver can be mixed and matched with differing materials to give any desired look. Originally designed by Virgil Abloh, the LV driver is a rich piece of LV history and is completely fashionable.

Louis Vuitton Driver moccasin product image via Sarah Parker (Gnazzo group) for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Quiksilver x Stranger Things

Surf lifestyle company Quiksilver and Netflix collaborate to celebrate Season 4 of the one and only Stranger Things. Working on the project closely for nearly three years, we see the release of the joint apparel collection. Each piece has a very specific, nostalgic feeling to it, as Season 4 of Stranger Things is set in the 1980s. Sporting classic 80s styles, each piece has the Quiksilver-surf vibe to it!

Stranger Things x Quiksilver collaboration pizza shirt via FORTE MARE for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Maharishi x Reebok

Reebok and London-based streetwear label Maharishi announce their first collaboration, bringing Maharishi’s military design ethos to Reebok’s heritage-inspired Classic Leather Legacy AZ (GW4452, $150), available beginning June 10.

Founded in 1994 by Hardy Blechman, Maharishi is defined by its ‘pacifist military design’ aesthetic and focus on deploying products that are practical, long-lasting, and offer an unforgettable presence. For their first collaboration with fellow UK brand Reebok, Maharishi have applied this approach uniquely to the Classic Leather Legacy AZ, a modern interpretation of Reebok’s timeless Classic Leather running shoe inspired by the archival Aztec II and adapted with contemporary shaping and material application.

“The Classic Leather Legacy AZ looks futurist and modern whilst retaining what makes it an iconic shoe,” commented Maharishi. “A big part of our design ethos is exploring duality, so this shoe – being a design classic infused with ultra-modern sensibility – fits well.”

The sneaker draws inspiration from United States military flight suits and uniforms, featuring a nylon construction based on historic military jackets, contrasting black ripstop panels in reference to the olive/black patch insignia used on traditional camouflage uniforms, and 3M reflective highlights for added visibility seated atop the iconic Reebok gum sole.

Maharishi x Reebok collaboration sneaker via Reebok for use by 360 MAGAZINE

G-SHOCK NEW COLORWAYS

New colorways for G-SHOCK’s popular MOVE lineup of men’s fitness watches. Now available, the GBD200UU-9GBA900UU-3A and GBA900UU-5A are offered in neutral colors to achieve a city-inspired look that matches any athleisure outfit. 

Additionally, each model shows the current date, day of the week, and time or training data captured. Further, MOVE models come equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology including shock resistance, daily alarms, 200M water resistance, and a full auto calendar.

Dolce&Gabbana

DG sports an assortment of all-new and classic designs. With an array of must-have accessories including watches, handbags and shoes, we see DG take a on fresh, playful spirit.

DG showcases pieces that you can’t find anywhere else; like their glossy flower-shaped bag and rich gold timepiece. Emulating incomparable DG vibes, any piece will be the perfect addition to your collection.

Dolce&Gabbana flower bag via DG for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Dolce&Gabbana watch via DG for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Dolce&Gabbana heels via DG for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Dolce&Gabbana bag via DG for use by 360 MAGAZINE

BREMONT

Inspired by military night operations, Bremont s502 Jet and Supermarine Chrono Jet are bravely designed.

Cotton Side-Sleeper Pillow

Eli & Elm puts and end to uncomfortable, sweaty nights with the cotton side-sleeper pillow. The pillow is engineered to support your head and neck while its latex noodle filling significantly reduces heat retention and increases breathability.

Highlights include:

  • Specially designed for side sleepers!
  • Conforms to the head and neck for proper support and alignment
  • Removable latex and polyester filling let you pick the perfect height
  • Latex noodle fill supports optimal airflow for a cooler pillow
  • Smooth cotton cover is designed to dissipate heat
  • Measures 17” x 29”
  • 500+ positive reviews on Amazon! 

Eli & Elm Cotton Side-Sleeper Pillow via EverythingBranding for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Rado Luxury Timepieces

Opulent Swiss watch company Rado redefines watch-wearing with their captivating, distinctive designs. With a selection of styles, shapes, and sizes, it’s easy to become drawn to Rado’s pieces.

The True Square Automatic Open Heart timepiece showcases a square sculpture. Moreover, the piece is scratch-resistant and utilizes a high-tech ceramic case for an added layer of security. The R27073702 and R27086162 are offered in white and black, as pictured below.

Rado True Square Open Heart watch image via Swatch Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Dolce&Gabbana Casa Collection

The Dolce&Gabbana Casa Collection is presented through a series of images that combine a classic aesthetic and a contemporary sensibility. The first Advertising Campaign of the new line dedicated to the art of home living transports the viewer into a dreamlike dimension where the objects of our everyday life meet inspiration and become pieces of unique design and creativity. The Blu Mediterraneo, Carretto Siciliano, Leopard and Zebra themes dominate the scene with their iconic patterns and references to Dolce&Gabbana’s most authentic DNA.

The photographs, shot by the duo Mert&Marcus, recall the traditional imagery of the Renaissance artistic nudes, while alluding to the aesthetic of the Dolce&Gabbana 2000s campaigns. The models’ silhouettes delicately blend with their surrounding, bringing out the Collection’s uniqueness. The campaign’s pictorial style draws the spectator into the oneiric and artistic world of Dolce&Gabbana’s furnishing creations.

In the campaign’s video contributions, the poetic aspect is further emphasised by the words of a love letter: Dolce&Gabbana Casa thus becomes the ideal space in which emotions and sensations find expression through the creativity of special objects.

DG Casa Collection via Mert&Marcus for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Bold Beach Swimwear 

As summer continues to heat up, Bold Beach Swimwear is here to give you your next favorite swimsuit.

With individuality in mind, Bold Beach’s swimsuits are stylish and designed to fit your body’s needs. Gone are the days where you try on a top and wish it was tighter on the straps. Or a bottom and wish it had more coverage.

Every swimsuit is adjustable to give you your perfect and comfortable amount of support and coverage. Founder Alexa McNeal was tired of only seeing the restrictive sizes that only made her feel bad about her body and everything that didn’t fit her right. She wanted to feel good in her bathing suits and knew that she could make one that fulfilled that desire, for herself and other women. 

Each item has an adjustable feature and ranges in sizes from XS to 4XL.

Bold Beach Swimwear on the beach via ChixExecs for use by 360 MAGAZINE

G-SHOCK Women’s Watches

With warmer temperatures and summer holidays right around the corner, the latest colorful and water-resistant models from G-SHOCK Women and BABY-G have you covered. Offered in a variety of colors and throwback styles like baby pink, clean white and transparent resin and built-in water and shock resistance, G-SHOCK is the perfect summer accessory for any outdoor activity.

The early 2000’s is one of the hottest trends this summer, with mini skirts and chunky accessories making a huge comeback. Anyone looking to add a sweet and fun flare to their outfit should opt for the GMAS140NP-4A ($110) or GMS5600MF-6 ($190), while the BGD560S-6 ($79) and BG169R-2C ($79) offer a cool retro flare.

With warmer weather comes more activities and longer days. The BA110RG-7A ($120), BGD565-1 ($79), GMAS200M-4A ($130) and the BG169M-4 ($79) were all designed with the on-the-go woman in mind, perfect for transitioning from the office to a night on the town. 

BABY-G is the perfect accessory for the hottest summer days. With a wide selection of water-resistant models like the BGD560S-8 ($79), BA110SC-2A ($96), GMAS140-2A ($99) and BG169R-2 ($79), these watches are perfect for any lake, beach or pool day.  

G-SHOCK Women’s Watches summer 2022 via Mcsaatchi for use by 360 Magazine

Gucci’s High Jewelry Collection

Gucci’s new High Jewelry Collection, as envisioned by creative director Alessandro Michele, is the third act of Hortus Deliciarum. This collection presents five intricate themes: The Grand Tour through Italy, Kaleidoscopic Beauty, The Pearl, The New World, and The 1970s. 

Gucci's High Jewelry Collection via Gnazzo Group for use by 360 Magazine

Gucci Pet Collection

The House introduces Gucci Pet Collection —a wide-ranging selection of items designed for dogs and cats that combines high-quality materials and craftsmanship with innovation, and many of the House’s signature motifs. Apparel includes polos, T-shirts, knitwear, and coats, distinguished by a vibrant palette and playful, signature motifs like all-over strawberries and hearts to Interlocking Gs and the classic monogram, also seen in the House’s ready-to-wear, creating opportunities for matching looks.

Gucci Pet collection via Gucci for use by 360 Magazine

DG7 LEO

DG reinvents timepiece opulence with the launch of their DG7 leopard timepiece. Encrusted with 18 Kt pink gold, the watch is adorned with an array of gemstones and 3013 brown/black diamonds. DG7 is equipped with an electronic quartz movement driven by a 1.5 V, 3-year life battery. The piece references the modern Y2K revival while still keeping DG’s timeless flare.

John Vitti, CEO of VersusGame, headshot via Luxure Group for use by 360 Magazine

Millennials and the Metaverse: Here’s where Gaming and Engagement Come into Play

The digital age has taken over our daily lives. We now have technology that does everything for us – wake us up, read us our daily news, count our calories – the list goes on. But what the digital age has done for us most: provide fun and engaging ways for us to spend our downtime. 

The gaming universe has become one of the most flourishing industries of all time. With millions of games to choose from, people of all ages can connect, engage, and enjoy. Recent reports show that the younger the generation, the higher the likelihood of engagement in the mobile gaming industry. Studies have shown that  every 8/10 Millennial and Gen Z consumers are playing video games. Gaming is even on track to replace movies and television as the preferred form of entertainment. With numbers like this, it is a no brainer to begin ventures into this highly grossing marketplace. 

This thought is actually what created the staple of today’s gaming: the metaverse. With gaming on the rise, something had to be done to take it to the next level. The metaverse is an immersive virtual reality. Gamers enter this virtual world, “live”, and participate in activities in this virtual world. You may, in fact, have seen or heard of the metaverse in many different aspects besides gaming. The idea of NFT’s/cryptocurrency, for example, is another aspect of the metaverse. Games like Roblox, Minecraft, and Fortnite are examples of popular gaming sites that have immersed their users into the metaverse. 

But what exactly about the metaverse makes it so attractive? 

You can have fun with your friends anywhere,anytime. In the past, games could only be played together in person. But the metaverse extends the fun. Just the click of a button can take you into a new reality with all your friends. But the metaverse does more than just connect you with your friends – it can actually make you money. 

“I want to level the financial playing field and give the masses the opportunity to reach financial wealth,” remarks CEO John Vitti of VersusGames

Vitti transcended the already futuristic metaverse by going a step above and beyond – instead of simply having fun, you can have fun and earn money. VersusGames is a prediction-based gaming app, allowing you to make predictions that test your knowledge on all things pop culture. You enter a one-on-one match up, earning money through correct predictions. In addition to those earnings, by referring a friend, you earn 5% of their earnings. Players are earning so much that they’re even quitting their jobs! Here, the idea of the metaverse takes on a new meaning. The metaverse extends from the virtual world to reality, allowing you to turn your gaming into real-life profit. 

VersusGames also allows influencers and celebrities to engage with their fans. As creators host games, they are able to earn consistent profits from their engagement. Unlike other big tech giants that only have a small pot of funds for all of their creators, VersusGames ensures creators get value for their time. But VersusGames is more than another PR opportunity – celebrities like Kevin Hart, Jason Derulo, and internet superstars Josh Richards and David Dobrik find VersusGames a meaningful way to form genuine connections with their fans. 

VersusGames is a great example of how engagement is enhanced through the metaverse. By turning virtual fun into real-life profit, consumers aren’t just engaging with the product once, but consistently coming back for more. Besides a higher retention rate, the metaverse provides another layer of enhanced gaming. With tools like virtual reality sets, you aren’t simply playing a video game, you are inside of one. Gaming goes from a 2-D to 3-D experience. The physical gaming experience has become more immersive than ever, as well as the real-life opportunities that go with them. Gaming isn’t simply a passtime anymore. Thanks to the metaverse, it has become a lifestyle. 

With every innovation comes its skeptics. Many are worried about the impacts of the metaverse on privacy. With new technology like the metaverse, so much is unknown. From tracking your physical movements and patterns when you play games, to tracking personal and financial information in transferring gaming money to money in the bank, a lot of consumers are worried about the implications of these actions. Companies are ensuring that with this brand new technology, consumers remain the priority. Privacy laws regarding the new metaverse technology are now being developed to protect consumer privacy first and foremost. 

Another fear with the metaverse is its implications on its players’ physical and mental health. By entering such an immersive world, some players have experienced a feeling similar to a hangover or depression period after exiting the game. When switching from such an exciting and immersive world, the switch back into reality can sometimes be challenging. Companies like VersusGames have worked to ease the transition by providing real-life opportunities for advancement from the games, and allowing social interaction to be a large part of the game. By staying connected to others in the metaverse, players’ confidence in their abilities to interact is high, helping bridge the gap of social anxiety, and encouraging more genuine connection in reality. 

To sum up, here are the key features the metaverse provides your gamers:

  • An immersive and engaging gaming experience
  • Opportunities for profit
  • A great way to connect with friends/family

Gaming is redefining the entertainment industry. As the younger generations are now engaging with entertainment more often, gaming has become at the forefront of priorities. The era of the metaverse is here – it is time to get on board!

360 MAGAZINE Swarovski encrusted bottle designed by Vaughn Lowery for NFT-VIP and minted on Solana

NFT-VIP

NFT-VIP is hosting its inaugural conference in the tech space to network their businesses, advance knowledge and engage intimately. In the recent past, similar NFT meetups have been held in multiple cities across America: Miami, New York City and Los Angeles. This year, NFT-VIP will be holding its series at Margaritaville Resort Time Square, June 19 – 22. 360 MAGAZINE serves as the official media sponsor of the episode.

As a rapidly growing digital industry, NFT-VIP has become a popular way for people to trade outside the conventional financial system. It continues to stimulate the development of a virtual economy based on digital strengths in various forms: music, art and fashion.

“The idea of using cryptocurrencies is not only a form of currency. Along with a deliverable channel, knowing that entities could be built on them and using them is mind-blowing,” states Julie Lamb, CEO of NFT-VIP. This is the first major 360 MAG Podcast promotion that will serve as the official launch. Interviewee Jefferson Noel is scheduled to speak on the NFT-VIP agenda. Other notable guests: Andrew Yang, Young Paris, Alex Alpert, Vaughn Lowery, Chris Carter, Genesis Johnson, postVerrone, Fanzo and FoodMasku.

Helen Indelicato, Julie Lamb, Sal Di Guardia, Vaughn Lowery are speakers at the NFT-VIP conference in nyc via 360 Magazine
Helen Indelicato, Julie Lamb, Sal Di Guardia, Vaughn Lowery will be on the NFT-VIP stage via ‘press panel’ Sun., June 19 at 2:30pm EST (click image for full agenda).

The NFT-VIP festival was fabricated with the unique digital identifier enthusiast in mind, providing a golden opportunity to intensify transmissions and interrelations. The number of leading brands and celebrities involved in this field is increasing exponentially with the world’s first and largest crypto collectibles market—OpenSea. With that, 360 MAGAZINE has minted and released a loveable Animal set.

360 MAGAZINE Animal Series NFT character, Lucky Lenox, coming soon under the direction of Vaughn Lowery
(Minting Lucky Lenox on OpenSea)

As a media partner, 360 MAGAZINE aims to liaise between NFT-VIP participants and disadvantaged business enterprises. 360 is determined to spread the word on NFT-VIP to countless cohorts: the elderly, women, racialized groups and the queer community. “We now coexist in a multi-generational society with multi-racial people who have multi-educational backgrounds and who possess multi-hyphen lifestyles. Our purpose here is to create an environment of inclusiveness and to further facilitate sustainable relationships beyond the metaverse,” Lowery shares.

During the engagement, 360’s Swarovski encrusted bottle, made in collaboration with Integrity Bottles and Good Vibe Gliders, will be forged on Solana with partial proceeds donated to a charity. 360, freshly announced pet NFT, apace with Reebok’s Looney Tunes footwear, will go to a handful of lucky guests with Best Tech Style. Additionally, in real time, the publication will interview the speakers in their ecletic enclosure with bean bags and a bejeweled e-bike.

NFT-VIP RECAP HERE.

About 360 MAGAZINE

360, an internationally acclaimed LA-based magazine, represents the celebration of societal change through racial and sexual ambiguity as a youthful popular culture and design journal. As a certified National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) business, it progressively supports various under-represented communities: women, POC and queer. Just last month, 360 was crowned Business of the Month.

Previous celebs on the cover: Saweetie, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, Sebastián Yatra, Will.i.am, Steve Aoki and Tyga. Infographics on the journal can be downloaded HERE.

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About Vaughn Lowery

Vaughn Lowery, the founder and president of the NGLCC certified, 360 MAGAZINE, has always strived for positive social change. Lowery is the executive producer of 360 MAG Podcast on AudibleApple and Spotify as well as a new NFT Animal Series on OpenSea. His self-help marketing memoir, Move Like Water × Be Fluid is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart. He’s a graduate of Cornell University’s ILR School and grandson of the late Dr. Joseph Lowery–a leader of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King as well as the minister at Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration.

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About NFT

According to Wikipedia, non-fungible token is a financial security consisting of digital data stored in a blockchain, a form of distributed ledger. The ownership of an NFT is recorded in the blockchain, and can be transferred by the owner, allowing NFTs to be sold and traded.

NFT-VIP Agenda HERE.

Listen to NFT-VIP Speakers on 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

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Independence Sips

As we enter the summer season, it’s important to stay refreshed and hydrated as the Sun shines bright. If you’re in search of the most pristine cocktails to indulge in by the pool or at the beach this time of year, explore no more! 360 Magazine has you covered with an array of spirits that will keep you relaxed and feeling your best.

Batch & Bottle

For those looking for an even simpler July 4th treat, the Batch & Bottle Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan is the perfect option! The glacial Reyka Vodka harnesses natural rhubarb whilst mingling with tangy blood orange and zingy fresh lime to create an eruption of Icelandic intrigue. Simply chill, pour into a coupe glass, and garnish with a lime wedge and you’re ready for backyard BBQs, beachside hangs, and more summertime fun.

SAILOR JERRY SPICED RUM

Don’t Tread on Jerry

Ingredients:

  • Top with sarsaparilla or root beer
  • 3 dashes Bitters
  • 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Method: Build cocktail in Collins glass over ice, stirring until mixed well. Garnish with lime wedge.

Backyard Tea 

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • 3 parts black tea
  • 1 part fresh lemonade

Method: Build all ingredients in a rock-filled highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

REYKA VODKA

Frozen Cosmo

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Reyka Vodka
  • 2 parts Cranberry juice
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1.75 parts simple syrup (1:1)
  • 1.75 parts water

Method: Combine all ingredients into ice cup and place in the freezer.

Iceland Spritz

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Reyka Vodka
  • 6 parts Raspberry & Rhubarb Tonic

Method: Build over ice in a large wine glass. Garnish with fresh berries. 

HENDRICK’S GIN

Don’t Call Me Shirley

Created by Hendrick’s Ambassador Mattias Horseman

Ingredients:

  • 2 Parts Hendrick’s Gin
  • ¼ Part Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Juice or Grenadine
  • ¼ Part Orange Liqueur
  • Top with Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic

Method: Garnish with a squeeze of lemon, a fresh cherry, and cucumber slices in a highball glass.

Cucumber Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin
  • ½ part Lemon Juice
  • ½ part Simple Syrup
  • Top with Soda Water
  • 3 rounds of Cucumber and 1 wheel of Lemon to Garnish

Method: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and 1 lemon wheel and serve.

MILAGRO TEQUILA

Fiesta Americana

Created by Milagro Ambassador Luis Lopez

Ingredients:

  • 5 muddled strawberries at the bottom of the glass
  • 2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila
  • 2 parts coco cream
  • ¾ parts lemon juice
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • ¼ part agave nectar

Method: Garnish with buzz ball rim (blue), shake, strain over fresh ice, and serve in a tall glass.

Watermelon Margarita

Created by East Coast Ambassador, Manny Pena

Ingredients: 

  • 2 parts Milagro Silver 
  • 2 parts Watermelon juice  
  • 1 part Lime
  • ½ part agave nectar 

Method: Shake and strain over fresh ice into a glass with a salted rim. Add lime wheel, lime wedge, or watermelon triangle to garnish.

FISTFUL OF BOURBON

Fistful of 4th Pops

Created by Anthony Bohlinger, National Fistful of Bourbon Brand Ambassador

Ingredients:

  • Strawberry Top
    • 2 cup Diced Strawberries
    • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
    • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • Colada Center
    • 1 ½ cups of fresh pineapple cubes
    • 1 cup unsweetened coconut cream
    • ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • 1 part Fistful of Bourbon
    • 1 ½ Teaspoons Fresh lime Juice
    • ¼ Teaspoon kosher salt
  • Blueberry Base
  • 2 cups Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt

Method: Makes 12 popsicles. For each flavor section, add all ingredients in a blender & puree. Fill popsicle molds ¼ full with strawberry blend and freeze for 1 hour. Take colada mix and fill popsicle molds ¾ full and freeze for 1 hour. Add the blueberry mix and insert popsicle base and freeze for one hour. Finish with lime zest over the whole popsicle.

HUDSON WHISKEY

Cilantro Nectarine Smash

Ingredients:

Method:Add cilantro, nectarine and simple syrup to cocktail shaker and muddle gently, releasing juice from the nectarine without tearing the cilantro leaves. Add rye and ice to shaker and shake to chill. Dump all into rocks glass. Garnish with fresh sprig of cilantro – slap before serving to release aromatics. 

*Cilantro can be substituted with any herb you love – sage, basil, rosemary all make for a great cocktail.

GLENFIDDICH 

The Glenfiddich Highland Cooler

Created by Allan Roth, Glenfiddich Ambassador

Ingredients:

Method: This might be one of the simplest, and most delicious, drinks you can make on the 4th of July.  Simply cool the juice (pureed fruit) of a ripe, seedless watermelon, and mix it five to one with Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve.  Pour into a highball or rocks glass and garnish with a small watermelon wedge and some mint.  

For extra credit, stick the 5:1 mixture in the freezer.  Once it’s set, scrape it out with a fork to create a delicious watermelon Glenfiddich snow cone.

THE BALVENIE 

When Birds Do Sing

Created by The Balvenie  Ambassador Naomi Leslie 

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts The Balvenie Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 Year
  • ½ part Lillet Blanc Aperitif 
  • ¾ part Simple Syrup
  • ¾ part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 dashes Grapefruit Bitters

Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake briefly. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

TULLAMORE D.E.W. / Monkey Shoulder

Monkey See Monkey DEW

Ingredients:

1 part Tullamore D.E.W

1 part Monkey Shoulder

.75 part Lemon Juice

.5 part Orgeat

.5 part Simple Syrup

Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice into an old fashioned glass, garnish with a blood orange wheel (or orange wedge)

Batch & Bottle Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan via Mcsaatchi for use by 360 Magazine

The Immortal IPA – Elysian Brewing

Elysian Brewing recently unveiled a label refresh for one of its OG beers, which was first brewed over 25 years ago. As one of their longest standing beers, Immortal’s original label was inspired by Greek mythology, showcasing Zeus sitting defiantly on his throne as he harnesses heaven’s lightning into a vibrant scepter of power and fire. 

Seeking to maintain a connection to the beer’s original roots, Elysian’s design team approached the Immortal refresh by looking at the original tagline ‘Power in Balance’ as a jumping-off point for new art. They had attempted to refresh the brand several times over the past few years, but nothing really clicked until this original narrative was introduced into a tarot framework – an idea that was first sparked last year. 

To further build upon this framework, each of the designers were enrolled in a tarot class and the synchronicity helped to inform and illuminate this direction they’d ultimately charted. Individually, each designer created a tarot card that represents a different part of Immortality. Together all three cards tell an interconnected story, but individually represent a different part of Immortality:

  • Turtle + Lion: Balance / The Immortal Balance
  • Old Man: Wisdom / The Immortal Wisdom
  • Snakes: Power / The Immortal Power

Elysian Brewing beers via Nate Watters / Elysian Brewing for use by 360 Magazine

Independence Guide

To celebrate Independence Day, 360 Magazine has created the perfect gift guide for the season. Whether you’re in search of the best cocktails, or some lavish apparel, we’ve compiled the best list of gifts for the holiday.

Haute Shore

You can stop the long and frustrating online hunt for the perfect bag each season. Haute Shore has the latest accessories you’ve been looking for. From a young age, founder Beth Zimerbort has been in love with fashion and the endless possibilities of styles and options. Like her mother, Beth believes that a simple outfit paired with a standout accessory can make any combination stunning. Wanting to instill the confidence and power that comes with loving your outfit for the day, she launched Haute Shore to provide every woman with beautiful, affordable accessories that stay on top of the latest trends. With over 1,000 accessories, Haute Shore is committed to helping customers stay fashionable with ease. And you’ll never run out of designs to fit your individual needs and style preferences.

Haute Shore camo book bag via Team Chic Execs for use by 360 Magazine

Aerangis Fragrances

Sometimes it’s the smaller things in life that bring the most happiness. Indulge your senses with delicious summer scents from Aerangis that will add sophistication and ambience to any room. Inspired by the nostalgia that scent can evoke, Aerangis was created to remind us of our sweetest memories. Each scent is carefully crafted, with each signature flavor sure to transport you back in time.

Aerangis luxury fragrance Botanical Journey Gift set via Michele Marie PR For use by 360 Magazine

Razer: Genesis and Unleashed Collections

Razer Genesis

Distinguished by its minimalistic designs and green lines, the Genesis collection features Razer’s iconic tripled-headed snake logo and branding. Designed with comfort in mind, this collection consists of a classic t-shirt and shorts as well as a must-have bucket hat and a stylish bomber jacket. Razer Genesis was made for those who like to strike a balance between effortless style and comfort with versatile pieces made for everyday wear, inside or out!

Razer Unleashed

Razer Unleashed features bold and oversized prints unleashing the Razer brand across a variety of stylish gear created for the ultimate fan. This collection includes an oversized tee, a stylish sweatshirt and casual shorts. The zip-up hoodie, big enough to go over gaming headsets, was specifically designed with the gamer in mind! 

Razer Genesis collection hat and matching shirt via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

XTRATUF

XTRATUF‘s beloved Sharkbyte has a “green” refresh for the season with an all new upper material made from ECONYL® – a 100% regenerated nylon fiber made from fishnets and other nylon waste. The Sharkbyte shoe is lightweight and designed for wear on a boat, but versatile enough to wear anywhere. It features a rear pull tab for easy on, and a reinforced leather panel at the heel for easy off. They are super comfortable and durable and a great warm weather style.

PSYCHEDELIC WATER

For those looking for a non-alcoholic substitution, Psychedelic Water is the first legal psychedelic brand of its kind built on the ethos that psychedelics are more than something you consume. Created with a one-of-a-kind formulation made with kava root, damiana leaf, and green tea leaf extract, Psychedelic Water is a psychoactive, lightly carbonated blend that creates a sense of euphoria for a hangover-free experience.

Sisi Spray n’ Style

Tired of bad hair after an hour at the gym? Or losing space in your luggage trying to fit your hair care essentials? Sisi Spray N’ Style solves every one of these everyday problems.

Years of struggling to brush and style her daughter’s hair left Jessica Urzua feeling frustrated. The brush bristles were always too hard, and she couldn’t get the detangling product worked in fast enough. Both causing sensory overload to her child.

True to a mom’s problem-solving nature, Jessica came up with the idea to combine a gentle brush with a spray bottle, and Sisi Spray N’ Style was born.

  • DETANGLE: Using a mix of boar hair bristles and nylon pins, the brush glides through wet or dry hair with ease.
  • MASSAGE: The curved brush head massages your scalp with each brushstroke, creating a fun and relaxing sensation that even the most sensitive of kids will love.
  • VERSATILE: The compact design allows you to take the brush with you anywhere. Perfect for gym-goers and any person on the go as you will no longer need to pack large bottles of hair product. The Sisi Spray N’ Style is also TSA-approved, also making it perfect for travelers who need that precious luggage space.
  • REUSABLE: Each brush comes with three reusable spray bottles so you can have all your hair care needs readily available. The vacuum-style bottles also make cleaning simple and easy.

SIsi Spray n' Style hairbrush product image via ChicExecs PR for use by 360 Magazine

Cookie Pop Candy Pop

The Summer Fancy Foods extravaganza drew in a surplus of foodies this summer at the Javits Center in New York City. Everyone’s favorite food-connoisseur, the one and only Foodgod, made appearances at the Cookie Pop and Candy Pop booth where he indulged in an array of irresistible delicacies.

Foodgod gained his notoriety while being featured as a regular on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. He continued to grow his online presence as an esteemed food lover as time went on, making him now one of the most renowned foodies internationally in the world. His passion for food even led him to change his legal name to Foodgod. 

SNAX-Sational Brands generated three days full of sweet treats at the Sweets and Snacks Expo from June 12-14. Making a special appearance on June 13, fans were able to meet Foodgod himself while indulging in the delicious treats showcased at the Cookie Pop and Candy Pop booth. 

Commemorating the all-new launch of the Nutter Butter flavor, attendees were treated with the exclusive new taste and comforted with Foodgod’s very own favorite flavor, Sour Patch Kids.

“I have eaten at least 17 bags of Candy Pop Sour Patch Kids popcorn this year. When the first case arrived at my house, I went through them so quickly. It tastes like a delicious sweet and savory party in your mouth. It is beyond,” said Foodgod regarding the flavor. 

With such a wide variety of flavors, fans were more than taken care of at the booth. From the new Cookie Pop Popcorn Nutter Butter® made with real Nutter Butter® cookie pieces, to the Cookie Pop Popcorn OREO® made with real OREO® cookie pieces, or the Cookie Pop CHIPS AHOY® made with real CHIPS AHOY!® cookie pieces, it’s safe to say attendees were in for a sweet treat!

As one of Foodgod’s favorites, the Candy Pop Popcorn SOUR PATCH KIDS® made with SOUR PATCH KIDS® Bitz has stormed the nation, becoming an easy fan-favorite. Other Candy Pop assortments included Candy Pop Popcorn SNICKERS® made with SNICKERS® Pieces, Candy Pop Popcorn M&M’s® Minis made with M&M’s® Minis candy and Candy Pop Popcorn BUTTERFINGER® made with real BUTTERFINGER® candy.

In partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, SNAX-Sational has promised to donate a portion of all sales of the Candy Pop and Cookie Pop flavors to Children’s Hospitals around the United States. Follow online at @cookiepop_candypop for more brand info and @ryanfoundation for updates on the organization’s work.

Foodgod at the Cookie Pop and Candy Pop popcorn booth at the Summer Fancy Foods via Startraksphoto.com / Michael Simon for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Foodgod poses with his favorite flavor Candy Pop Sour Patch Kids for a selfie while visiting the SNAX-Sational Brands Booth at Fancy Foods Show in NYC showcasing Cookie Pop and Candy Pop popcorn.
Foodgod at the Cookie Pop and Candy Pop popcorn booth at the Summer Fancy Foods via Startraksphoto.com / Michael Simon for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Foodgod has his hands full of his favorite Cookie Pop and Candy Pop popcorn flavors such as Nutter Butter, Sour Patch Kids and OREO at the Summer Fancy Foods Show in NYC on June 13th.

Photo Credits – Startraksphoto.com / Michael Simon