In spring of 1996, Reebok introduced its Mobius Collection, a dramatic group of high-performance athletic shoes that share a unique design theme of continuous motion. Mobius would create a visual frequency across the brand that made a statement on courts, fields, and in gyms across the world.
One of the most polarizing ‘silhouettes in this late ‘90s collection was “The Blast,” a disruptive basketball shoe described by the brand in unique fashion: “The Blast’s positive/negative asymmetrical design brings the left and right foot together in a way no other shoe has.” For 2023, over 25 years later, “The Blast” remains one of the most compelling and historic basketball sneakers to ever hit the hardwood.
“The Blast” ($160, GZ9519) officially returns March 3 from Reebok.com, Hibbet, and Snipes, among other select retailers.
Today Reebok announces its latest inline collection – Extras – featuring platform versions of its beloved Club C and Classic Leather models.
The Reebok ‘Extras’ collection was designed for those who approach their style with attitude and make an entrance when they walk into every room. The line includes two new women’s classics silhouettes– the Club C Extra and Classic Leather SP Extra – with the most lightweight platform soles to come from the brand making the shoes ultra-comfortable and incredibly wearable.
Both the Club C Extra and Classic Leather SP Extra take design cues from the OG models and include enhanced features to bring the shoes to the next level. The Club C Extra is an evolution of previous platform silhouettes featuring the highest sole ever on the Club C and an exaggerated design on the upper with multiple overlays. Utilizing a new, 3D sculpted midsole and rubber rippled outsole the Classic Leather SP Extra is the most eye-catching Classic Leather silhouette yet.
The Club C Extra (IE6679) and Classic Leather SP Extra (HQ7196) are currently available in white and various colorways on Reebok.com/platforms for $90 MSRP. Both silhouettes will be available in additional colorways throughout the year.
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Announces Snowflake Batch #25. America’s Best-Selling Single Malt Released Its 25th Batch at Its Denver Distillery for the First Time in Three Years
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is thrilled to announce the release of this year’s coveted Snowflake iteration – Batch 25: Humboldt Peak. Loyal Strana-fans and passionate whiskey lovers from all over the country united and camped onsite in hopes of retrieving a bottle of this ultra-rare whiskey, available for one day only at the brand’s Colorado distillery.
Per tradition, each Snowflake iteration is an American Single Malt aged between five and ten years in new white American oak barrels with a #3 char, before transferring to a variety of wine, sherry, and rum barrels sourced from around the world. Each year’s batch spends a varying amount of time in different barrels, resulting flavor year-after-year.
This year’s Humboldt Peak is named per Stranahan’s tradition for a “14er” or Colorado Mountain peaking over 14,000 feet. The initial whiskey was finished in casks that once held Cabernet Sauvignon, Oloroso Sherry, and Barbados Rum. The resulting whiskey is a burst of fruity and sweet sensations, with notes of seasonal pear and apple richness mixed with cream soda.
Humboldt Peak is exclusively available in-person for one day only on a first-come, first-serve basis. Stranahan’s most devoted fans and whiskey connoisseurs were welcome to attend the Snowflake Village, starting 12:00 PM MT on Friday, December 2 through Saturday, December 3 to enjoy live performance from Jess Graber & the Highway 82 Band, food trucks, and pairing stations. As of today at 11:00 AM MT, Snowflake Humboldt Peak is now available for purchase for $119.99 with a valid I.D.
Nose: Gingersnap cookie and orange marmalade with hints of holiday baking spices and oak
Palate: Silky smooth full-bodied mouth-feel with notes of baked pear, apple & cream soda
Finish: Pleasantly sweet and fruity finish with brown sugar & raspberry
About Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is a pioneering and award-winning American single malt whiskey comprised of 100% malted barley and Rocky Mountain water, aged in new American white oak barrels. From grain to glass, Stranahan’s whiskey is distilled and bottled at its Colorado distillery, the state’s first legal distillery since Prohibition. Stranahan’s expressions include Original, Blue Peak, Sherry Cask, Diamond Peak, Mountain Angel 10-Year-Old, and the limited-edition yearly release: Snowflake. As one of the first and best-selling American single malts, Stranahan’s is committed to building recognition and admiration for the category globally.
Leading Streetwear Brand, Milano Di Rouge, Celebrated 10 Years with “The Dream Continues” Fashion Experience and Gala in Atlanta
BMF’s Lil Meech, Rap Star Rich Homie Quan, and More Honor Milano Di Rouge’s 10 Year Anniversary.
Premier luxury streetwear brand Milano Di Rouge celebrated 10 years of success with their “The Dream Continues” Fashion Experience and Gala, in Atlanta, GA. The weekend kicked off Friday evening at The Stave Room, as Milano Di Rouge welcomed hundreds of longtime supporters to enjoy the innovative fashion experience and take a first look at the designs from their latest collection.
As guests approached the entrance, they were given boarding passes for a trip into the world of ‘dreamers’. The first stop included a first class photo opportunity inside a private jet, fitting the theme of the night. As guests entered the venue they were greeted with a custom pop-up shop with some of Milano Di Rouge’s top selling pieces as well as cocktails powered by D’usse. VIP’S enjoyed an exclusive MDR Sky Lounge, where they were able to connect with other like minded entrepreneurs ahead of the show and sip crafted themed cocktails such as the “Milano”. Flight attendants were heard across the speaker system, informing guests that it was time to “board the plane” as the show was about to begin. The show opened with a powerful performance by famed Black Ballerina, Jewel Ellis. She danced eloquently down the aisles to DJ Khaled’s hit record, “Grateful”, a reflection of the pulse of the brand and the 10 year celebration.
As the music began, the models graced the runway donning the latest designs Milano Di Rouge has to offer with bold prints, trending colorways and cutting-edge styles for men, women and children. Celebrities such as Lil Meech from acclaimed show “BMF”, rap star Rich Homie Quan, popular thought leader 19Keys, social media stars The McClure Twins and reality tv star Mendecees Jr walked the runway in support of the acclaimed brand. Renowned stylist Amiraa Vainqueur dressed all of the models, ensuring each look was elevated and high-fashion with a hint of edge. Several sponsors assisted in the success of the evening with prominent makeup line Crayon Case by Supa Cent providing makeup for the models and gift bags, womens footwear provided by Jessica Rich, hair extensions by Kendra’s Boutique, eyewear by Don Junk and Shop Boss Water gifted complimentary water for attendees.
Celebrity attendees included: NBA legend Rajon Rondo, fashion designer Latoia Fitzgerald, author and public figure Brandi Harvey, reality tv stars Yandy and Mendeecees Harris, rap artist Big Boss Vette, actress Nafessa Williams, rapper and tv personality Jazz Anderson, tv personality Persuasion, beauty influencer Chyna Dollhouse and real estate maven Quiana Watson.
Following the show on Saturday, Milano Di Rouge held their first-ever “The Dream Continues” gala, at the Biltmore Ballroom. The evening was a night of black excellence as guests celebrated the woman of the hour- Milan Harris. Outfitted in evening gowns and tuxedos, over 300 guests gathered for a VIP experience as they gave their flowers to the famed entrepreneur who paved the way for other people to make their dreams a reality. Celebrity sightings included: Supa Cent, Nafessa Williams, Quiana Watson and Rich Homie Quan, who surprised the audience with a special performance which kept the energy high. Milan gave an empowering speech at the gala and presented her team with custom Gamble jackets which are currently available on her site as well as custom t-shirt designed plaques to show her appreciation for their dedication to the brand throughout her 10 year journey.
“I’m overwhelmed by the continued support and love I’ve been shown throughout these past 10 years. Through the highs and lows we’ve been able to maintain integrity, quality and faith which our brand has been built upon. This journey has taught me so much and I’m determined to continue keeping the dream alive to inspire others to do the same”, Milan stated. The insightful and beautiful experience was curated by event producer Bysukii who delivered an elevated and memorable weekend.
ImpacX, the innovative Internet of Packaging (IoP) company, has partnered with Gatorade, the global sports fuel brand. The result: Gatorade Smart Gx bottles powered by impacX’s science and technology.
The Internet of Packaging company that provides a full end-to-end connected experience for water, vitamins, supplements and CPG brands through an Internet of Things (IoT) smart packaging platform, announced a partnership with global sports fuel brand Gatorade. The result: Gatorade Smart Gx bottles powered by impacX’s science and technology.
At the heart of this partnership is the “connected experience” – a new and personal way for Gatorade Smart Gx bottle consumers to interact with the physical product. impacX’s patented smart cap technology transforms reusable bottles into a smart, digital device that, tracks and collects hydration data for the user while calculating beverage intake based on the user’s profile and sport activity when paired with the accompanying Gx app. This innovation encourages hydration with intelligent reminders that are triggered by sensors located within the bottle’s cap that detect the level of liquid inside the bottle.
“We’re excited to partner with an international brand such as Gatorade,” said Yoav Hoshen, co-founder and senior vice president of impacX. “At impacX, we empower consumers through our digital and personalized solutions to help them track their own hydration and wellness needs. We strive to be leaders of the smart hydration space and are dedicated to technology that brings a robust and well-rounded product for our customers and partners.”
The smart bottle technology benefits both customers and the brands. Customers gain insights from a user-friendly mobile app that coaches them to achieve their hydration and wellness goals once they have entered personal information catered to their current fitness and health journeys. The technology inside the users’ Smart Gx bottle also shows a progress gauge that reminds and coaches them when they should take another sip, when their bottle is empty, how many more ounces they need to consume, and more. Meanwhile, brands receive access to customer and usage insights using impacX’s unique smart hydration platform.
“We have been searching for an innovative technology company to partner with that can deliver personalized daily hydration recommendations and change the way athletes hydrate and fuel,” said Drew Palin, senior director of innovation at Gatorade. “impacX has created a smart packaging technology that precisely meets our needs. This new partnership represents the future of packaging and has the potential to improve athlete engagement.”
The Gatorade Smart Gx bottle powered by impacX is currently available in black and has the option for personalization. It comes in a kit including the bottle, a four pack of Gx pods, two Gx Sweat Patches, and is available now for $69.99 USD on Gatorade.com.
impacX was founded in 2015 and has two main product lines: Water.io – the world leading smart hydration platform, and Vitamins.io – an innovation platform for vitamins and supplements for tracking, reminding, and re-ordering.
ImpacX(TASE: IMPC.TA) is a smart packaging company that delivers a connected experience for brands through innovative technology. Its end-to-end Internet of Packaging platform uses a unique combination of sensors, algorithms, cloud services and mobile apps to provide a complete personalized experience for consumers as well as products and brands. ImpacX is a publicly traded Israeli technology company that was originally founded as Water.io in 2015.
The Gatorade Company, a division of PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP), meets the needs of consumers who participate in sports and fitness, through brands that include Gatorade, Propel, Muscle Milk, and Evolve. The solutions they provide are driven by a deep understanding of the unique occasions and needs across athletic activity. Gatorade, their marquee brand, is underpinned by a 56-year history of studying the best athletes in the world, and sports nutrition research by the Gatorade Sport Science Institute, allowing it to provide scientifically formulated products that meet athletes’ needs both on and off the field. For more information and a full list of products, please visit HERE.
“At impacX, we empower consumers through our digital and personalized solutions to help them track their own hydration and wellness needs. We strive to be leaders of the smart hydration space and are dedicated to technology that brings a robust and well-rounded product for our customers and partners.”
Reebok and sports card manufacturer Panini America have announced a rare collaboration highlighting cultural icons Allen Iverson and the coveted “Prizm” brand. Releasing globally November 4 alongside a retro-inspired apparel capsule ($40-$60), the collection is championed by three Prizm parallel iterations of A.I.’s historic Question basketball shoe.
Introduced in 2012, Panini America’s Prizm sports card brand – with its high-gloss Optichrome designs, desirable rookies, and coveted short-print parallels – has quickly become one of the most sought-after and defining products in modern sports cards culture. Then there’s Allen Iverson, an explosive six-foot guard out of Hampton, V.A. who as a rookie in 1996 would splash onto the scene and – wearing his signature Reebok Question – go on to redefine the game of basketball and its many subcultures. In Reebok x Panini America, these two irrepressible forces collide.
“This has been a long time coming,” commented Jason Howarth, VP of Marketing at Panini America. “The Prizm brand has helped launch sports trading cards into the global mainstream. It reaches beyond the hobby, just like Iverson reaches beyond basketball. To be able to authentically bring together two iconic brands who each have such a deep connection to sports, collectibles, and culture – we think this one will be fun for everyone who engages with it.”
Across product, Prizm fans will appreciate special design hits like shrink-wrap-inspired all-over logo branding, embroidered Iverson autographs, light-reactive parallel treatments, classic Panini yellow-tag branding, Rookie Shoe badge hang tags, and more, all across three unique parallels:
Question Mid Tiger Prizm (HQ1097/$170, HQ1103/$110): Widely available in adult and youth sizing, this wearable colorway nods Iverson’s tenacity, taking cues from Panini America’s admired Tiger Prizm parallel with overlays across a white leather upper.
Question Low Rookie Signature Prizm (HQ1099/$140): Available in more-limited quantities, this design puts a glossy royal blue Prizm spin on the low-cut Question, paying homage to Iverson’s rookie team colors.
Question Mid Black Pulsar Prizm (HQ4135/$170): Rare in distribution, this Question Mid offers a narrative on the flashing lights surrounding A.I. via Panini America’s hyper-rare Black Pulsar Prizm treatment on the upper alongside smooth suede overlays.
Select pairs purchased from Reebok.com and local retailers will come with a pack of limited-edition Panini America x Reebok Iverson trading cards. Each card features beautiful imagery of A.I. from the early 2000’s captured by legendary photographer Gary Land with designs drawing inspiration from Prizm, Question, and other Reebok Iverson product lines. From these packs, consumers will have the opportunity to “pull” special Prizm parallel cards, short-printed Iverson on-card autographed cards, Iverson-worn patches, and more. (Comprehensive checklist available upon request.)
In late September, Reebok and Panini America “teased” the collaboration with a rare friends-and-family Blue Dazzle Prizm flip (HQ4562) on Iverson’s historic blue and gold Denver Nuggets player-edition Question from 2007. Only 100 were made, each of which shipped with an exclusive Panini x Reebok MileHigh gold-vinyl insert card.
The remarkable range represents the pinnacle of Glenfiddich’s signature distillery style, with each of the three liquids maturing over decades to develop richness and depth of flavor that is rarely encountered. Since the 1960s, just three Glenfiddich Malt Masters have been at the helm, overseeing and nurturing the patient development of these precious casks through various climatic conditions.
Each expression, alongside artistically developed outer packaging, encapsulates the maverick spirit known to the brand and celebrates moments of time relative to their production. The rarest within the Time Re:Imagined Collection, the 50-Year-Old, portrays Simultaneous Time, exploring theparallel and complex conditions that have influenced the liquid. Glenfiddich’s 40-Year-Old represents Cumulative Time, drawing attention to the layers of accumulated flavor, made possible via the remnant vatting process, first pioneered by the brand. Completing the Collection is the 30-Year-Old, embodying Suspended Time – representing the moment when the Malt Master suspends the development of the whisky, showcasing the purest expression of the distiller’s character.
“In whisky production, we often talk about the role of Malt Masters, and it is our responsibility to find the delicate balance between the taste of the whisky and the intensity of the oak cask,” says Brian Kinsman, Malt Master, Glenfiddich. “But we don’t always acknowledge how each cask, each bottle, is absolutely unique because of the time it has spent maturing. Both nature and time play huge roles in making whisky taste like it does, and Glenfiddich’s Time Re:Imaginedpays homage to this process and the exquisite liquid both time helps to create.”
Lorne Cousin, U.S. National Ambassador, Glenfiddich, said: “Glenfiddich was founded on groundbreaking and innovative principles in 1887 and the independent spirit of the brand shines through in these liquids.”Allan Roth, U.S. Ambassador, Glenfiddich, added: “The quality of the collection not only evokes the time and care gone into nurturing these expressions to create incredible flavor, but is also a tribute to the events that have helped shape the taste of each cask over time.”
Kevin Canchola, U.S. Ambassador, Glenfiddich, shared: “The extremely rare 50-Year-Old is a beautiful testament to the Glenfiddich Malt Masters’ work over five decades.” “It is an extraordinarily rare and precious liquid, which delivers a superb balance of oak tannin and lingering sweetness,” David Allardice, U.S. Ambassador, Glenfiddich, concluded.
To create the complex flavor of the rarest in the collection – the Glenfiddich 50-Year- Old – whiskies from three different American Oak refill casks, all matured in the same warehouse, were married together and finished in an American Oak refill cask for two years. There are only 220 decanters of this astounding expression, making it an extremely precious and sought-after collectors’ item.
The Time Re: Imagined Collection is now available in limited quantities in the U.S. at suggested retail prices of $1,299, $4,600 , and $50,000 for the Glenfiddich 30-Year-Old, 40-Year-Old, and 50-Year-Old, respectively.
Time Re:Imagined Product Details (Tasting Notes + Packaging Information)
Glenfiddich 30-Year-Old (Aged 30 Years – 43% ABV)
Color: Rich bronze
Nose: An exquisitely structured balance of hearty oak married with sweet, subtle sherry notes
Taste: Deep, woody flavors interlaced with delicate floral accents, in a complex combination
Finish: Warm, honeyed and exceptionally long-lasting
Suspended Time: The 30-Year-Old depicts the moment when Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, suspends the whisky’s maturation to bottle it, capturing the whisky at the precise moment in time, a perfect expression, preserved for all eternity.
Packaging: The outer packaging design showcases moving ribbons, each one frozen to form elegant cut-out windows, revealing the regal decanter inside. With the moment of maturation captured in all its splendor, the dynamic lines and complex structure create an illusion that the bottle is suspended effortlessly, in mid-air, suspended in time.
SRP: $1,299.00Glenfiddich 40-Year-Old (Aged 40 Years – 44.6% ABV)
Color: Dark mahogany
Nose: A deeply layered expression of dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and ripe black cherries – completed with subtle waves of gentle wood smoke, polished leather and cloves
Taste: A luxuriously full and silky smooth taste, with memories of past releases in every nuanced note; Evolving from deep dried fruit notes to rich fruitcake, dates, raisins and stewed apples, before giving way to dry oaky notes, with subtle hints of bitter chocolate and peat
Finish: Complex, memorable, and exquisitely long-lasting
Cumulative Time: The 40-Year-Old is a bold, maverick representation of remnant vatting – a pioneering process, only used by Glenfiddich’s Distillery, where the remnants of the previous batch are carried over and married with the casks selected for each subsequent release.
Packaging: The outer packaging design brings layers of transforming flavors to life with a bold and maverick take on a geological metamorphosis. The decanter is housed in a stunning sculptural container and stopper made from jesmonite – a material with individual characteristics that render every piece completely unique. The vessel truly embodies the evolution of one thing becoming another, with dramatic grooves carved into the stone-like material, that expose the intertwining veins flowing through it.
Glenfiddich 50-Year-Old (Aged 50 Years – 43.8% ABV)
Color: Antique gold
Nose: Rich orange peel and clementine meet complex notes of Madeira cake and muscovado sugar; Scents mature over time into the dewy petrichor of a Dufftown morning, mingling with flowering geranium
Taste: A lingering sweetness softens into deep, silky smooth oak tannin and sun-dried vanilla
Finish: Oaky, sweet and incredibly long lasting
Simultaneous Time: The 50-Year-Old explores complex conditions that have influenced the whisky, including air pressure, temperature and humidity, as the nature of maturation changes alongside these conditions. Hot summers speed up the maturation process and cold winters slow it down – dramatically affecting the outcome of the liquid and lending itself to the whisky’s unique taste.
Packaging: The outer casing is an artistic representation of the climatic data that created this extraordinary whisky. Manuel Jiménez García, a computational architect, decrypted the meteorological data into an algorithm, and generated a physical design language to build the structure’s bespoke form – bringing life to every second of every day, of every month of those 50 years.
Founded in Dufftown, Scotland by innovator William Grant, Glenfiddich first ran from the stills on Christmas Day, 1887. Adopting revolutionary methods and practices Grant’s maverick attitude to whisky production saw Glenfiddich excel for over a hundred and thirty years, becoming the first single malt whisky to be promoted outside of Scotland, and ultimately, the best-selling and most awarded single malt whisky in the world*. While Glenfiddich is now sold in over 180 countries across the world, the brand is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family-owned and is still produced in the same distillery which William Grant and his children hand-built.
ABOUT WILLIAM GRANT & SONS
William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the global premium spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distills some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third-largest blended Scotch, Grant’s®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder® Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, and Drambuie® Scotch Liqueur.
Founded in 1964, William Grant & Sons USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. and features one of the fastest-growing spirits portfolios in the US with brands including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, Drambuie, Milagro Tequila, Fistful of Bourbon, Grant’s, Hudson Whiskey, Gibson’s Finest, Monkey Shoulder, Clan MacGregor, Reyka Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Flor de Caña Rum, The Knot, and Raynal French Brandy.
Manuel Jimenez García is the co-founder and principal of madMdesign, a computational design practice based in London, co-founder of the robotic manufacturing and design brand Nagami, based in Avila, Spain, and co-founder of Automated Architecture Ltd (AuAr), a design-tech automation company based in London. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and has been exhibited worldwide in venues such as Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Canada´s Design Museum (Toronto), The Design Museum (London), Royal Academy of Arts (London), Zaha Hadid Design Gallery (London), Philadelphia Museum of Art and Clerkenwell Design Week (London).
Manuel is heavily influenced by the data-driven forms found in nature and this is reflected in his collaborations with brands including BMW, Audi, Jimmy Choo, Dior and British Fashion Council. He is known for creating algorithms and modeling forms that not only represent nature, but also abstract it into new creations that emerge between the natural and artificial, featuring shapes previously inconceivable without computational design and digital manufacturing.
Paige is looking forward to hanging out with her best friends, escape the city, and rock her winter wardrobe. She is loving her life in a long-distance relationship with Craig, but with this trip being the longest they have ever spent together as a couple, they’re put to the ultimate test.
After finally committing to one person, Craig is excited to be an example of what a healthy relationship looks like. When his boorish behavior makes Paige question how to move forward, however, he’s forced to decide what type of man he wants to be, and if he’s really ready to settle down.
After finally tying the knot, Amanda and Kyle have never been more in love. Amanda is excited to show off their new and improved relationship, though the potential for Kyle becoming stressed out and overworked may jeopardize her plans. The newlyweds will have to find a way to balance their social life and business with married life this winter.
Ciara has been settling into life in NYC, focusing on herself and enjoying the single life. She’s ready to let loose and is open to the possibility of finding romance in Stowe, but having to face an old fling first may stand in the way of her meeting someone new.
Luke is always his best when surrounded by nature, and couldn’t be happier to be in the mountains. He has been working on himself and his mental health journey, but quickly finds himself in a crossfire and contemplates leaving the vacation much sooner than expected.
Entering the house, Austen is apprehensive since his behavior over the summer was controversial. He’s in a much better place now and has been dating someone new, but with Ciara in such close proximity, will he be able to stay on his best behavior?
Since his whirlwind relationship last winter, Jason has taken a break from the dating scene. He’s looking forward to being back with his friends, utilizing his cooking skills and even brings a new friend, Jess, with him to the house. However, he will first have to work through his past before pursuing a romance with someone new.
Jess is a beautiful Metaverse real estate agent, investor and entrepreneur from Los Angeles. After Jason slid into her DM’s, she was excited to join the house and show off her wild side to a completely new group of friends. While her party girl behavior gets her into hot water with some of her housemates, she’ll also explore a romance that has the potential to last beyond the winter vacation.
An adrenaline junkie at heart and gym owner by trade, Kory comes to Vermont to meet women and hang out with his best friend and college roommate, Craig. It isn’t long before Kory becomes the house heartthrob and catches the eye of more than one of the housemates, but will he be able to commit his attention to one person?
Rachel was introduced to a few of the housemates after saving the day with her floral arrangements at Kyle and Amanda’s wedding. Single and ready to mingle, Rachel isn’t a fan of the cold, but is always up for new adventures. When a new romance sparks in the house, Rachel will have to figure out if she’s ready to deal with her hesitations about commitment and learn to open up.
“Winter House” is produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Jamie Jakimo, Trish Gold and Anne Swan serving as executive producers.
Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network features a diverse slate of original programming, including Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” and “Project Runway,” fan-favorites “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the highly popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Bravo is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit BravoTV.com.
Polestar Cars Finds Majority of US Drivers Don’t Purchase Electric Vehicles for Environmental Reasons
New survey reveals 55% US drivers purchase an electric car for reasons other than environmental benefits
Almost half of respondents are open to buying an electric car from a new brand, many more than with a gasoline powered vehicle
Generational differences affect rationale for electric car purchase
Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance car brand, has conducted research that has found that 55 percent of US drivers purchase electric cars for reasons other than environmental benefits. In-vehicle technology, seamless connectivity and infotainment system offerings have been named as the most important decisions for consumers switching to an electric car from an internal-combustion vehicle.
“The idea of luxury being defined by what’s ‘under the hood’ has been replaced in the electric era with the prioritization of seamless connectivity, integration into existing digital ecosystems, and good UX design,” said Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar North America. “People are switching to electric cars for more than just environmental reasons, and Polestar’s focus on in-vehicle technology means they can have everything they want in an environmentally friendly package.”
Polestar 2 was the first vehicle to market with the revolutionary Google-developed infotainment system. The system features Google built-in, including industry-leading voice control via Google Assistant. This enables control of functions using natural voice commands, including navigation through Google Maps, the climate system, music, phone and more.
Brand image also makes a difference to consumers based on age demographics. Fifty-seven percent of millennials (ages 25 to 40) are confident in new electric car brands compared to only 28 percent of Baby Boomers (ages 57 to 75). Nearly half (46 percent) of all respondents are more open to new brands and start-ups such as Polestar when it comes to purchasing an electric car.
Despite eco-consciousness not necessarily being a driving factor for over half of respondents, younger drivers are also much more concerned with appearing environmentally conscious compared to their older counterparts. For Gen Z respondents (ages 18-24), image is a big factor, with 12 percent saying it would be the most important consideration when choosing an electric car compared to an internal-combustion vehicle. That is twice as many as Millennials (ages 25-41), and more than three times as many as Baby Boomers ages (57-74).
To obtain this data, Polestar commissioned a third-party survey, fielded earlier this year with more than 5,000 electric and internal combustion drivers across all 50 US states. The survey questioned drivers on the state of electric car acceptance, charging infrastructure, and the perception of electric car brands when purchasing a vehicle.
The CAMO 3DLA™ ICON SERIES is the debut collectible art series created byCAMOWORKS, a collaborative Los Angeles, CA-based design studio of multi-faceted and detail-obsessed artists, illustrators, and industrial designers, all superfans themselves. A limited-edition run of only 500 pieces per icon will be produced. Each CAMO 3DLA™ collectible is fully authorized by the artist or their estate.
CAMO’s proprietary, patent-pendingCAMO 3DLA™design – more than two years in the making – reflects the finest of both traditional and cutting-edge craftsmanship. CAMO 3DLA™sculptures are finely crafted and assembled by hand, with premium materials, including laser-cut acrylic in an array of rich hues and finishes that create dimensionality. When arranged with precision, these layers create an illusion that, when viewed from the proper vantage point, magically reveal a 3D representation of the Icon. Each piece is finished with a numbered metal badge before being packaged in a thoughtfully constructed collector’s box. Integrated into a custom ball-bearing base that turns 360 degrees, each officially licensed, limited edition piece is as satisfying to turn as it is to view, revealing new dimensions of a layered illusion when seen from every angle, all with the touch of a fingertip.
Icons symbolize freedom, define a generation, evoke emotion, question authority and influence lifestyle and art. Inspired by music legends across a variety of genres, the CAMO 3DLA™ ICON SERIES is a way for fans to bring inspiration into their everyday lives. EachCAMO 3DLA™measures 10” x 10” x 12.2-13.7” (L x W x H), and fits easily on a bookshelf or tabletop.
“We’re building a foundation of creativity, art, and hand-construction,” saysBrad Beckerman, Founder, CEO, and Brand Chief of CAMOWORKS, and creator of CAMO 3DLA™. “Music is our focus because it’s the life force of everything we do.”
A high-energy entrepreneur with a successful track record of creating disruptive lifestyle brands in the sports, music, entertainment, and spirits industries, Beckermanpioneered the licensed luxury music merchandise market when he founded TRUNK Ltd., a music-inspired, lifestyle brand which was fully acquired by Live Nation in 2007, at which time Brad became Chief Creative Officer of the global entertainment company. Beckerman went on to create STILLHOUSE, a spirits company whose rule-breaking stainless steel packaging was an industry game-changer; the multi-award-winning brand was acquired by Bacardi in 2019. Beckerman’s unique vision and business acumen are now revolutionizing the Collectible Art category with CAMO 3DLA™.
“The superfan is an integral part of the CAMO culture,” Beckermancontinues. “CAMO gives fans a way to not only celebrate the genres and icons they love, but be emotionally connected to their music every single day – even if the volume’s down.”
Priced individually at $800 USD, the CAMO 3DLA™ ICON SERIES will be available worldwide on July 19 at HERE.
CAMO is a Collectible Art brand whose ethos is centered around Culture, Art, Music, and Originals, with an emphasis on the emotional connection fans have with their favorite artists. CAMO creates original, officially licensed art inspired by global icons. Learn more: HERE.
CAMOWORKS is a Los Angeles, CA-based collaborative design studio of highly skilled and detailed-obsessed artists, illustrators, and industrial designers. Its Founder, CEO, and Brand Chief is serial entrepreneur Brad Beckerman, who created the studio’s signature design concept, CAMO 3DLA™. Learn more: HERE.
ABOUT CAMO 3DLA™
CAMO 3DLA™ (3-Dimensional Layered Artform) – CAMO 3DLA™ is a patent-pending, proprietary artform created by serial entrepreneur, Brad Beckerman. Each 3-Dimensional Layered Artform is designed to capture the icon’s incandescent spirit in a layered form that can be viewed from multiple angles, and when viewed from the proper perspective, the image of the icon magically appears. The exclusivity and limited production status of CAMO 3DLA™ guarantees that each piece will remain rare and collectible for years to come.
ABOUT BRAD BECKERMAN
Brad Beckerman is Founder and CEO ofCAMOWORKS – a Los Angeles-based Collectible Art brand whose ethos is centered around Culture, Art, Music, and Originals, with an emphasis on the emotional connection fans have with their favorite artists. Beckerman is creator of CAMO 3DLA™, a proprietary, patent-pending 3-Dimensional Layered Artform which is an industry first in the officially licensed collectible art category. A hands-on serial entrepreneur, Beckerman is the creator of successful disruptive lifestyle brands in the sports, music, entertainment, and spirits industries, including TRUNK Ltd., a music-inspired, licensed luxury merchandise company which was fully acquired by Live Nation in 2007 – after which he became Chief Creative Officer of the global entertainment company. Beckerman later created STILLHOUSE, a spirits company whose rule-breaking stainless steel packaging was an industry game changer; the multi-award-winning brand was acquired by Bacardi in 2019. Beckerman’s unique vision and business acumen are now being applied to revolutionize the collectible art category with CAMO 3DLA™. For more information: HERE.
Perfect Moment, luxury fashion and sportswear brand, today announced that Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the award-winning actor, producer, philanthropist, activist, and entrepreneur and Nick Jonas, the multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artist, song-writer and actor, have partnered with Perfect Moment as investors.
This is the first time the couple have entered into a business partnership together within the fashion industry, combining their entrepreneurial expertise and passion for skiing and the outdoors. Having worn the brand for years, Chopra Jonas and Jonas are loyal fans of the Perfect Moment label. The power couple, who share the same ethos as Perfect Moment, will play a substantial role in the brand as it expands its global footprint to enter new markets in Asia and the Middle East, and continues to grow in their biggest markets including the United Kingdom and United States.
Additionally, while Chamonix-born Perfect Moment has grown from a brand created for extreme sport racers into a fashion brand anchored in womenswear, the company plans to shift focus back onto their existing menswear collection to create a balanced offering for their full consumer base. They look forward to working with Nick and Priyanka to bring their vision to life.
Perfect Moment’s Co-Founder and Creative Director Jane Gottschalk shared “I can’t think of a more fun, diverse, business savvy couple to help us grow the brand to the next level. They are admired globally not only for their talent, but for their passion for life and impeccable taste. This combination resonates with audiences everywhere, and perfectly represents the values that Perfect Moment is known for.”
Priyanka Chopra Jonas commented “Not having to choose between looking amazing and performing at their highest level is a consumer need that Perfect Moment not only understands, but one that is baked into the ethos of this brand. I am proud to be a strategic investor and advisor to such a bold and trendsetting company. We’re looking forward to a bright future.”
Nick Jonas added, “Perfect Moment hits the mark on how style and performance go hand-in-hand. This is my first choice and in our role, we feel other ski and surf enthusiasts worldwide will appreciate the fashion and function of this brand.”
CEO Negin Yeganegy adds “The entrepreneurial and creative expertise that Nick and Priyanka bring to the table is invaluable. As Perfect Moment endeavors to dominate the world of lifestyle fashion, it’s important that we bring in like-minded partners who can elevate the brand even further. Not only do they live and breathe the brand, but their proven track record of successful business endeavors makes them ideal partners.”
Perfect Moment, best known for its colorful and fashion-forward ski and surfwear, is regularly worn by high profile celebrities, VIPs and influencers.
About Perfect Moment Perfect Moment was founded in Chamonix, France, in 1979 by Thierry Donard, French racer turned filmmaker. In 2010, the headquarters were brought over to Hong Kong and then London after Jane and Max Gottschalk took over ownership of the brand. Over the years, the brand has combined fashion with function in the worlds of ski and surf. The Perfect Moment collections marry the extreme demands of nature with the world of Fashion. Perfect Moment manufactures and directly distributes the clothing and accessories collections under the brand Perfect Moment through its online store and in exclusive international department stores and multi-brand outlets. For more information, please visit HERE.
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