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Wonder Woman Illustration by Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

Wonder Woman Collection

Today is Wonder Woman Day, and it’s not just any Wonder Woman day, it’s the 80th anniversary of everyone’s favorite amazonian. A new badass merch collection, personally designed alongside Wonder Woman’s very own, Gal Gadot, is launching to celebrate the momentous occasion.

In collaboration with Represent, the entertainment industries premiere merch partner, DC Comic and Warner Bros, award-winning actress Gal Gadot created the limited-edition collection titled, “80 Years of Wonder,” to honor a new era of Wonder Woman and offers fans of all ages a way to embody Wonder Woman’s qualities of strength, truth, courage and compassion, all with her signature style. 

The 80 Years of Wonder collection includes seven unique designs including tees ($29.99), hoodies ($49.99),  hats ($24.99), wristbands ($24.99), and a poster ($$24.99), featuring some of Gal Gadot’s favorite poses from the recent theatrical releases with contemporary illustrations featuring the iconic red, blue and gold color scheme. In addition to the merch capsule collection, to commemorate the momentous 80th anniversary occasion, Wonder Woman is being inducted into the Comic-Con Character Hall of Fame. She will be the third inductee alongside her Justice League colleague, Batman, and video game celeb, PAC-MAN. The virtual induction ceremony will allow fans from all over the world to watch the festivities online on Wonder Woman Day. 

This is one of many partnerships between Represent and Warner Brothers, who recently collaborated for the highly successful cast collection for FRIENDS The Reunion merch. The Wonder Woman collection represents a continuation of intentional collaborations in conjunction with talent, to create a more authentic and engaging product experience for fans. 

The 80 Years of Wonder collection is exclusively available at Represent for one month only from October 21st, 2021 through November 27th 2021.

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Armon

Armon Hayes is an editor for 360 Magazine and the creative director for Ace of Haze Style of Ace (AOHSOA). Armon’s innovative eye for detail allows him to create long lasting partnerships with clientele as he helps them develop their personal brands. His design brand offers styling, design services, brand management, and lifestyle products. AOHSOA’s brand motto, “It’s not who you wear, how” encompasses the thoughtfulness with which Armon addresses each individual client to best emphasize their strengths and build their brands. This personalized approach to brand management and styling allows for AOHSOA to stand out in the field of design.

Armon describes his career aspirations regarding AOHSOA: “I’ve always dreamed of being an entrepreneur in the retail/fashion industry. In addition to feeding my own design sweet tooth, I enjoy developing design ideas and working with others to help them fulfill their own creative dreams. I have married these passions with the creation of Ace of Haze Style of Ace (AOHSOA) in 2017. My brand offers not only a street-luxe clothing line, but also styling and design services, home and children’s decor options, and brand management–all with the goal of motivating and empowering other creatives to look, feel, and produce their best. Our goal is to express creativity through fashion, art, and lifestyle, encompassing all creative endeavors. The focus at AOHSOA is elevating our lifestyle and transitioning our mindset. We live on the cutting-edge and believe that the key to brand success is being a part of–and influencers within–movements of change. Our motto is “It’s not who you wear, how.” This approach means that personal style should transcend past fashion trends to reflect your personality and your brand: you. Whether you’re getting back into the workforce or celebrating a milestone, when you look good, you feel good, and the world around you recognizes such. With this in mind, anyone and everyone can benefit from my brand. My clients include individuals, retail clothing brands, non-profit organizations, an independent recording artist, beauty brands and a pop culture and design magazine. Through our products, events and services, each client’s brand has been elevated. In turn, clients have been empowered to dream, create and develop their potential as they share their gifts with the world.”

Armon originally worked his way up in the retail industry, and now has created his own brand. He explains his journey to reaching his current achievements: “To me, success is measured as any opportunity from which I’ve had to learn and grow. In 2015/2016, before creating AOHSOA, I had the opportunity to participate in a spring product review when employed by True Religion as a store director. This experience sparked ideas in me for my future and gave me a raw understanding of the inner workings of a successful brand. My creativity and marketing sense was ignited in a way that I still look back on with gratitude. This experience led me to working as the assistant stylist for Toure Designs’ fashion show in 2018. At the fashion show, I had an idea that I felt would elevate a look just moments before the model was to walk the runway: having the model walk while shirtless. Fortunately, it was a very well received style suggestion. In that moment, I learned to trust my instincts, which has helped, and will continue to help, my endeavors with AOHSOA.

“More recently, I worked on several projects with independent recording artist, LaJune. As her personal stylist and creative director for three years, this is truly a passion project. During the pandemic, we collaborated on two live performances and two music videos. Additionally, we worked on an editorial shoot featuring Land Rover’s Defender to be featured in 360 Magazine. More recently, I hosted my second pop-up shop activation, The Bodega. The relaxed shopping event featured AOHSOA trunk options, and introduced a new assortment of blouses & dresses called “Onesie”. The one-size-fit-most offerings were a success, selling out of samples and having many orders placed. 2020 highlighted my need to develop a multifunctional living space, which has been an integral piece to my growth and development as a business owner. With the help of talented friends, family and supporters, we developed a space for myself and other creatives to come to develop their art and conduct business, with a twist. This living space has proved successful for both LaJune, AOHSOA, and my partners, as they may continue working, producing and creating safely during the uncertainty. The space, #360TRAP, has led to invaluable collaborations and partnerships.”

“While the pandemic has weighed heavy on small business owners, Armon found a way to take advantage of his downtime. He continues explaining how 2020 affected his career path and personal vision: “The pandemic has helped me realize the need for businesses and artists to pivot and evolve in order to overcome challenges. It became important to use the down time of lockdown wisely so that I wouldn’t lose the momentum I’ve generated, nor plateau creatively. I found myself unemployed and unable to operate AOHSOA in the traditional way. However, I felt even more committed to making AOHSOA successful and on the front lines of a movement of change. With the time the pandemic afforded me to commit myself to this passion full-time, I developed my administrative and brand management skill set in preparation for a resurgence. Additionally, the social justice movement gave people like myself an opportunity to reflect on the times and ways in which we can impact the world and its ecosystem. AOHSOA is committed to progress in diversity and inclusivity – it’s who we are. Expressing myself creatively supported me with a clearer perspective, and more importantly, an outlet for my process. I began sewing more, creating merchandise, and focusing on building my inventory and my social presence through blogging. I strategized around ensuring AOHSOA could survive and thrive in a pandemic, and set goals for the next six months. After creating a space, #360TRAP, in partnership with 360 Magazine, I developed concepts and ideas that mutually benefitted my business and my clients. I grew my client list and increased sales by $515 over this time last year. I honed in on social media engagement, adding a layer to my brand by sharing lifestyle aspects via my blog. On the blog, I discuss all things fashion, music and lifestyle, with elements of design. I am also working toward evolving this business into a bespoke brand with customized curations, as well as capsule fashion.

“As a precursor to World Blood Day and my birthday in June 2021, AOHSOA hosted a pop-up shop called the Bodega that featured several clients and sponsors. These collaborators included Respire by Design, The 6th Clothing Co., a local NYC tattoo artist,  Chinelos Tacos NYC food truck, CocoOil, and Zavor. The event was a direct response to realign and reconnect with my community post-isolation. I continued to develop concepts for LaJune, including a streetwear collection of merchandise for her third EP, Mind. The merchandise collection is titled #mindmerch, and has been made available to her fans and supporters of AOHSOA. Our partnership, live performances, and music videos led to a collaboration with Viacom and a video shot at Smash Studios. These challenging times have taught me to pivot (sometimes at a moment’s notice), adjust, and be consistent in executing my plans. Having a network of talented supporters and friends has allowed for delegation and shared responsibilities, and most importantly, resources. All of these efforts resulted in a 47% increase in site sessions over 2020, with 51% representing unique visitors retaining 38% of existing traffic. As we enter the fourth quarter of this year, at my digital shop we anticipate an increased in traffic shy of 26% of last year’s visitors. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, I committed myself to elevating my brand with proven success. I embrace future challenges with an open heart because I know they will only make me smarter and stronger.”

Armon continues to work to grow his innovative, fashionable design brand, Ace of Haze Style of Ace. Through conducting SWOT analyses and evaluating his business practices, Armon looks to the future with determination and his signature creative flair. He is committed to inclusivity and actively works to pay forward his successes. Armon looks to use the platform AOHSOA has granted him to continue to pursue his own dreams, and help others do the same. He looks to not only building his brand empire, but also giving back to his community through charitable endeavors and his design abilities. Through creating opportunities for and mentoring the next generation of future fashion entrepreneurs, Armon aims to aid other young creatives in finding their own personal brands.

In describing his brand’s business model, Armon remarks that ” I believe that newly formed corporations should add activations for their diverse team members to feel comfortable and accepted no matter their color, creed, belief, sexuality or religion, and I aim to have AOHSOA be a leader in this effort. I want to position my organization to reflect the “Ballroom” culture within the LGBTQ community, by fostering a movement in life & style and allowing creatives a safe space to hone their skills and talents while they build their network. I am also looking forward to becoming more active in charitable endeavors, specifically working with kids/teens to help them find their brand within.”

Follow AOHSOA on Instagram and check out their website.

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Nicki Minaj × Beam Me Up Scotty

NICKI MINAJ RELEASES LANDMARK 2009 MIXTAPE BEAM ME UP SCOTTY ON STREAMING PLATFORMS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TODAY
 
FEATURING THREE BRAND NEW TRACKS “SEEING GREEN” WITH DRAKE & LIL WAYNE, “FRACTIONS” AND “CROCODILE TEETH (REMIX)” WITH SKILLIBENG
 
Listen HERE

Nicki Minaj, the most successful female rapper of all time, unleashes her groundbreaking 2009 mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, on streaming platforms for the first time today. This year marks the 12-year anniversary of the iconic collection, and the first time she has blessed fans with its commercial release.
 
Listen HERE.
 
The seminal mixtape cemented Nicki as a future icon when it initially landed on April 18, 2009.

Recognized as an undisputed landmark release, Beam Me Up Scotty launched Nicki’s first hit “I Get Crazy” [feat. Lil Wayne]. At the time, the song vaulted into the top 20 of the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart and top 40 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Beyond reworking notable hits such as Soulja Boy Tell’em’s “Donk,DJ Khaled T-Pain’s “Go Hard,” and V.I.C.’s “Get Silly, the 23-track opus heralded Nicki as an elite rapper with expansive vision and earth-shattering promise.  Her signature flow scorched originals such as “Kill Da DJ” and “Keys Under Palm Trees” and placed her in grasp of the throne as Queen
 
Expanding the original tracklisting, she also locks and loads Beam Me Up Scotty with standalone anthems “Boss Ass Bitch (Remix)” and “Chi-Raq” (with G Herbo) as well as three brand new tracks including her new song “Seeing Green” (with Drake & Lil Wayne), “Fractions,” and “Crocodile Teeth (Remix)” (with Skillibeng).” Check out the full tracklisting below.

Recently, Nicki’s hit “Anaconda” passed 1 billion views on YouTube. She’s the first female rapper to accomplish such a feat on a solo track and now has six music videos with over the billion-view mark.  
 
This year, Nicki will also release a new docuseries coming to HBO Max. The series is directed by six-time Emmy nominee Michael John Warren, who made his directorial debut with Jay-Z’s “Fade to Black.” Each of the six half-hour episodes of this untitled project will explore Nicki’s brilliantly creative mind and tell the story of her personal and professional journey. With complete honesty, Nicki will guide viewers through the most challenging and fulfilling times in her life, navigating highs, lows and misguided agendas in her stratospheric rise to fame and her journey to motherhood.
 
Until then, experience Beam Me Up Scotty again or for the first time now and stay tuned for more from Nicki Minaj.

TRACKLISTING:
 

  1. Seeing Green (with Drake & Lil Wayne)
  2. Fractions
  3. Crocodile Teeth (Remix) [with Skillibeng]
  4. Chi-Raq (with G Herbo)
  5. Boss Ass Bitch (Remix) [with PTAF]
  6. Intro
  7. Itty Bitty Piggy
  8. I Get Crazy (feat. Lil Wayne)
  9. Kill Da DJ
  10. Nicki Minaj Speaks
  11. Slumber Party (feat. Gucci Mane)
  12. Shopaholic (feat. Gucci Mane, Bobby V, & F1Jo)
  13. Gotta Go Hard (feat. Lil Wayne)
  14. Nicki Minaj Speaks #2
  15. Best I Ever Had (Remix)
  16. Keys Under Palm Trees
  17. Silly
  18. Easy (feat. Gucci Mane & Rocko)
  19. Nicki Minaj Speaks #3
  20. Envy
  21. Can Anybody Hear Me?
  22. Still I Rise
  23. Beam Me Up Scotty

About Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has set the tone in music, fashion and beauty for more than a decade – making history and building her superstar personal brand along the way. 
 
Minaj was the first Woman with 100 Billboard Hot 100 Hits, with an astounding 114 entries total to date (the most among female hip-hop acts), two #1 hits, 59 top 40 Hot 100 hits (also a record among female hip-hop acts), and 19 top 10 Hot 100 hits (another record among female hip-hop acts). She also holds the record as a songwriter for the “Most Billboard Hot 100 Entries Among Women in the 2010s.”  Recently, Nicki’s hit “Anaconda” passed 1 billion views on YouTube. She’s the first female rapper to accomplish such a feat on a solo track and now has six music videos with over the billion-view mark. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, her landmark debut Pink Friday sold over 375,000 copies in its first week, according to MRC Data, – the largest sales week for a female hip-hop artist since Lauryn Hill in 1998. 
 
In addition to music, Minaj has made numerous TV and film appearances, including as a judge on “American Idol” along with film roles in 2014’s “The Other Woman” alongside Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz, and Leslie Mann and 2016’s “Barbershop: The Next Cut.” She’s also done voiceover for “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” What’s more, she’s had high-profile deals with Fendi, Adidas, H&M, Diesel, Mercedes-Benz, Sprint and Pepsi, released a nail polish collection with OPI and was the face of MAC’s Viva Glam campaign. Her branded lipstick, according to Racked, was the brand’s highest-selling Viva Glam lipstick of all-time. Not to mention, she is a co-owner of TIDAL, and her BEATS 1 QUEEN radio show stands out as “the highest-rated show in Apple Music history.
 
After a decade since Pink Friday introduced her to the mainstream, 2020 was another big year for Nicki Minaj with two number ones on the Billboard Hot 100. These achievements further sealed her place in history among the most influential artists ever.
 
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Katy Perry × Electric

FAN CLUB TICKET PRESALE LAUNCHES TODAY FOR KATY PERRY’S PLAY AT THE THEATRE AT RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS

Katy’s First-Ever Las Vegas Residency Opens December 29, 2021 And Includes New Year’s Eve And New Year’s Day Performances

The fan club ticket presale for Katy Perry’s PLAY her first-ever Las Vegas residency launches today, May 17, at 10am PST. As its name suggests, the eight-show run at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegaswill offer audiences a much-needed break from the intense times of the past year. Packed with hits from throughout Katy’s career, the shows will deliver a transcendent sensory experience with vibrant visuals and numerous surprises. PLAY will open on Wednesday, December 29, and include exclusive New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day performances.

“I think we’re all ready to play and what better place to play than Las Vegas? says Katy Perry. Vegas is in my blood. My grandmother was a seamstress for showgirls and my aunt was a dancer in the Folies Berg before she became an ordained minister. I’m excited to carry on the family tradition and bring a bold, playful experience to audiences who, like me, have been yearning for the communal experience of live entertainment.”.

Dates for Katy Perry’s PLAY are as follows:

December 29, 31, 2021

January 1, 7-8, 12, 14-15, 2022

Tickets, plus VIP and premium ticket packages, for all eight shows will go on sale to the public beginning Monday, May 24 at 10 a.m. PDT at AXS.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the headliner opening engagements at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets from Tuesday, May 18, at 10 a.m. PDT to Sunday, May 23 at 10 p.m. PDT through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit Citi Entertainment.

Katy who has amassed a cumulative 50 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 48 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks is one of the founding headliners at Resorts World Las Vegas. the Strip’s new 3,500-room luxury destination, which opens June 24. The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, a 5,000-capacity, world-class theatre will open its doors in November 2021 and is exclusively programmed and operated by Concerts West / AEG Presents. A joint development between Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG Presents, the multi-level venue will be home to Las Vegas’s largest and tallest performance stage, with the furthest seat only 150 feet from the stage.

Celebrating joy and resilience, Katy’s PLAY shows will echo the themes of her new album, SMILE, which the Los Angeles Times hailed as quintessentially Perry: buoyant, playful, neon pop. USA Today observed, Perry’s newfound joy and contentment come through on much of Smile, which contains some of her catchiest and most carefree songs since 2013’s Prism. Last week, Katy unveiled her collaboration for, Electric, which she recorded exclusively for Pokemon 25: The Album, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of Pokemon.

KATY PERRY UNVEILS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “ELECTRIC” IN COLLABORATION WITH POKEMON

Track Is From Pokemon 25: The Album Compilation, Set For Fall 2021 Release

Limited Edition Electric Merchandise Line Launches Today

View Music Video Here

Pokemon’s 25th-anniversary celebration continues with today’s release of iconic recording artist Katy Perry’s new single and video, Electric. Katy, whose love for all things Pokemon dates back to childhood, when she played the original video games on her Game Boy, created the track especially for Pokemon 25: The Album, which will be released this fall by Universal Music Group’s Capitol Records. There’s no reason that this life can’t be electric, sings Katy in the anthemic track, which celebrates the joy inherent in pursuing a dream, buoyed by the love and support of friends. Katy’s collaborators on the song include The Monsters & Strangerz and Jon Bellion who teamed up with her on Daisies, a song from her new album Smile and Bruce Weigner. Listen to Electric here.

The official video for Electric helmed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, who directed the Disney feature film Raya and the Last Dragon received a YouTube Premiere with a fan watch party earlier today. The clip follows Katy and Pikachu as they take time out to enjoy nature and reflect on how they have evolved over the years. After a day of exploring, the pair stop at a lighthouse to meditate. Falling into a reverie, they’re taken back in time to the earliest days of Katy’s career. Thanks to encouragement from her friend Pikachu, Katy goes from busking at a farmer’s market to her first club performance. View the video, which was shot in Hawaii, here.

When I visited the Pokemon Café 9; while touring Japan, I got so nostalgic. It took me back to my junior high years. So, when I got the call to be a part of the 25th anniversary celebration alongside Post Malone and J Balvin, I was elated, says Katy Perry. The song’s themes resilience, igniting your inner light have guided my life and also parallel Pokemon’s story and characters. Pikachu is the evolved form of Pichu, so in the video, you see the younger version of me with Pichu and myself in the present day with Pikachu. We both evolve yet retain a sense of playfulness.

Katy Perry has created a vibrant anthem to help us celebrate 25 years of Pokemon with Electric, an amazing song about recognizing one’s own journeys and evolving, said Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing, The Pokemon Company International. We also hope fans around the world enjoy seeing Pikachu team up with Katy in the music video for Electric’s which is a wonderful visual accompaniment to the inspirational song.

A playful Electric-themed merchandise collection was also unveiled today. Explore the offerings of the limited edition line here: Katy Perry Electric Merch . It’s all part of P25 Music, a massive, yearlong music campaign from The Pokemon Company International in partnership with Universal Music Group. Fans can keep up with the latest news for P25 Music and more celebrations across the franchise on Pokemon’s 25th anniversary website at Pokemon 25. The upcoming P25 Music compilation album can be pre-saved at Capital Records.

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Lord & Taylor Digital Collective Store

The Saadia Group officially launched the iconic American brand Lord & Taylor as a digital Collective Store. From exclusive collaborations and merchandise to first-class service and unique events, this new chapter promises to bridge the 195-year heritage with a modern, innovative future.

As America’s first and oldest department store, Lord & Taylor has been the favorite store for generations of shoppers and launched the careers of several American designers. Alongside classic favorites, the updated assortment will focus on up-and-coming and emerging brands.

Jack Saadia, Principal and Co-Founder of The Saadia Group said: “The future of retail is fast and agile, mirrored by our team–which has managed to put together a fantastic assortment of merchandise and a website–in record time of less than 120 days. We are deeply committed to continuing the rich legacy of the brand in a progressive way. Today’s unveil is just the beginning.”

The platform is made to fit and evolve with the ever-changing customer. Stay tuned for exclusive collaborations, fresh assortments, new launches across categories and a robust private label offering filling up these limitless digital aisles in the next few weeks.

To learn more about the brand, visit Lord & Taylor’s website, and look out for further updates on the official social channels.

ABOUT THE SAADIA GROUP

The Saadia Group are the leaders in multi-category product manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing. Catering to a diversified portfolio of consumer products across multiple categories targeting all age demographics from Fashion Apparel in Men’s, Women’s & Kids, Footwear, Women’s Handbags, Home Textiles, Furniture/Décor & Tech Accessories and more. Their strategic investments in fashion brands utilizes their broad experience and leverages full complement of resources to grow and expand the business.

Through its Saadia Direct division, branded merchandise is sold exclusively at retail and outlet locations and online at NY and CompanyFashion to FigureLetoteNY and Company ClosetFashion to Figure Closet Lord and TaylorVintage Foundry coThe Chichome StoreXray Jeans, and Hybrid Green Label.

ABOUT LORD & TAYLOR 

Founded in 1826, Lord & Taylor is America’s first and oldest department store. The brand has been the favorite store for generations of shoppers and has a long history in fashion, launching the careers of several American designers. Its former flagship store, built in 1914, is now a landmarked building in New York City. Under Saadia Direct, the iconic American brand will make its digital comeback and will be relaunched as America’s first Collective Store.

BLACC ZACC ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM – “803 LEGEND”

Blacc Zacc aims to finish strong after an excellent 2020 campaign with his upcoming album 803 Legend. Slated to drop Oct. 23, the Carolina Narcos MC looks to tighten his grip on the trap world with his 13-track collection with features by Kevin Gates, 42 Dugg, Foogiano, Fat Loc, and more. To warm fans up, Zacc rewards listeners with his opulent single “Tennis,” where he skewers haters trying to downplay his status as a certified trap star. The celebratory ode oozes with soul, solidifying Zacc’s legendary position in his hometown of South Carolina. Listen HERE.

To commemorate his new single release, Zacc launched an E-commerce store for his “Tennis” merch for his devotees to go and purchase. Fans can pre-save 803 Legend ahead of Friday’s release date. Shop HERE.

Earlier this month, Zacc continued his lyrical onslaught on the rap game when he released his Carolina Narcos scorcher “Bang” with SCMG labelmate DaBaby. This year, the South Carolina upstart is also coming off his two fiery singles, including “803 Legend ” and “Let’s Get It,” which exhibited his steely bars and pandemic-proof swagger. Since his 11-track debut album Carolina Narcos‘ release, Blacc Zacc has emerged from the trenches with his trap-laden raps. Featuring his rap compatriots DaBaby, Moneybagg Yo, Yo Gotti, Stunna 4Vegas, fans have gravitated towards Zacc’s street appeal. The album also boasts production by Young Kio, OG Parker, Romano, and more.

Blacc Zacc’s 803 Legend eAlbum –

Retail: https://smarturl.it/803legend

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FashionGo Has 1st Online Trade Show Event

FashionGo, a leader in the wholesale fashion marketplace, has been quietly dominating the wholesale B2B e-commerce space for vendors and retailers for the last 20 years. The company more than tripled the average number of new registrants this past July and August. With this registration increase coupled with retailer activity that has more than doubled since June and keeps growing, FashionGo is seeing a continuous and exciting surge on their platform.

With its finger on the pulse of what is trending given the platform’s emphasis on in-stock merchandise with more than one million styles and how it is now home to 1,200 wholesalers and 420,000 retailers, FashionGo is redefining how the wholesale industry does business online.

FashionGo just completed its first-ever FashionGo Week — a two week online trade show event experience accelerated by the pandemic to connect thousands of vendors and retailers to discover new opportunities via a powerful digital experience. Designed to bring the trade show format to life in an engaging and powerful digital experience, FashionGo Week allowed vendors to maximize in-season merchandising for retailers with platform tools and features that help with buying decisions.

About Paul Lee:

Paul Lee is the CEO of NHN Global Inc., where he provides executive leadership to several wholly-owned B2B technology businesses including FashionGo, a wholesale online marketplace for the fashion apparel, accessories, footwear and beauty industries.

Paul began his career in investment banking primarily in mergers & acquisitions. His 14-year tenure on Wall Street included roles at many prominent firms such as Citigroup, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Merrill Lynch and Berenson & Company with a focus on Fortune 500 companies in the consumer & retail sectors. His notable clients included Wrigley, Best Buy, Sally Beauty, CKX (owner of American Idol) and Nordstrom (advised on sale of their Faconnable brand).

In 2014, Paul pivoted from Wall Street to C-level executive roles and eventually transitioned to NHN Global, a subsidiary of South Korean-based NHN Corporation, for three years before taking the role as CEO at NHN Global in January 2020. His expansive career path and far reaching skill set are serving NHN Global well in the companies’ pursuit of strategically expanding in North America.

Paul is a graduate of SUNY at Binghamton and Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.

Numskull Reincarnates Horror Classics in New Merch


HALLOWEEN 2020… SCREAM IF YOU WANNA PADDLE FASTER!

Remember hiding behind the sofa watching this lot, The Exorcist, IT, Beetlejuice and The Lost Boys? Prepare for some quackifying horrors this Halloween as Numskull Designs brings some iconic, horror movie characters back to life, in the form of TUBBZ cosplaying ducks.

The haunting doesn’t stop there, Numskull has called the Ghostbusters and there’s a range of Ghostbusters merchandise for this Halloween, so tool up!

TUBBZ – tub of horrors

The TUBBZ Bloodbath range is quackingly creepy, Regan, Beetlejuice, Pennywise and David & Michael were terrifying the first time around, but now they’ve been reincarnated and they have come back as… ducks, aaargh!

Regan, The Exorcist – the duck devil is a devil with bells on, what has he done to Regan?  Her head has spun around and the devil is clearly in her eyes, The Exorcist clearly has his work cut out.

Beetlejuice – his dress sense hasn’t improved over time.  His duckpower, means he can exorcise people, don’t make his Halloween a success, swim away as fast as you can. 

David, The Lost Boys – there’s no mistaking David’s 80’s hair and as for those fangs, no duck stands a chance.

Michael, The Lost Boys  he is in pre vampire state, but don’t be fooled he has been turned, just wait until the sun goes down. Garlic at the ready!

Pennywise, IT – there is nothing remotely funny about this clown.  Scaring us all witless since the late 80’s, you do not want to encounter this bad boy on Halloween. Too bad he’s coming anyway.

All TUBBZ come in their own tub featuring the movie logo and can easily stack on top of other TUBBZ making it easy to display collections.  RRP: £12.99 (UK) / €14.99 (Euro) / $12.99 (US) / $19.95 (AUD) / $24.95 (NZ) / $16.99 (CAD) each.

Ghostbusters – ghoulish merchandise

For something strange in your movie merchandise, check out these ghoulish goodies.

Ghostbusters Pin Kings: Celebrate all things Ghostbusters with this set of 6 hard enamel pins. There are 2 per pack, each pack uniquely numbered. Prices per pack are £7.99 (UK) / €9.99 (Euro) / $9.99 (US) / $14.95 (AUD) / $16.95 (NZ) / $12.99 (CAD).

1.1  Zuul The Gatekeeper & Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

1.2  Public Library & Hot Dogs&Slime

1.3  The Ectomobile & the 4 Ghostbusters: Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore

If you want to sleep with the light on this Halloween, turn on this 3D moulded lampfeaturing the Ghostbusters logo, keep all the other spooks away.  RRP: £24.99 (UK) / €29.99 (Euro) / $34.99 (US) / $44.95 (AUD) / $49.95 (NZ) / $39.99 (CAD) each.

Ghostbusters LED Charing Cable & Thumb Grips – spookily cool essentials. A light flows through the cable when charging and the thumb grips are a bit of gaming fun for the Xbox and PS4. RRP: £12.99 (UK) / €14.99 (Euro) / $14.99 (US) / $24.95 (AUD) / $29.95 (NZ) / $19.99 (CAD) each.

No one can pinch your much-loved Nintendo Switch if the Ghostbusters are protecting it.  This Ghostbusters Switch Case features the iconic logo and is perfect for when you are out and about with your Switch.   It will neatly hold 10 Nintendo Switch cartridges and has a pocket for other bits and bobs. RRP: £12.99 (UK) / €14.99 (Euro) / $14.99 (US) / $24.95 (AUD) / $29.95 (NZ) / $19.99 (CAD) each.

More Petrifying Pins 

Face your demons, and stand proud this Halloween and show you’re not scared of this lot! These hard enamel pins are highly collectible and whilst uber creepy, a bit of fun too!  RRP £7.99 (UK) / €9.99 (Euro) / $9.99 (US) / $19.95 (AUD) / $16.95 (NZ) / $12.99 (CAD).

Beetlejuice: Set of 2, 1 pack.  It’s showtime!

1.1 Lydia: Strange and Unusual, 

1.2 Beetlejuice & Lydia Dance

IT, Chapter 2: 1 terrifying set with 2 pins –Home at Last and Time to Float Balloon.

Finally, if you want to get out of this Halloween nightmare and head straight to Christmas, kit yourself out in a Ghostbusters or The Gremlins Christmas Jumper.  Leave the spooky spirits behind and embrace the Christmas spirit instead!  RRP: £39.99 (UK) / €49.99 (Euro) / $49.99 (US) / $69.95 (AUD) / $79.95 (NZ) / $64.99 (CAD) each.

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Football illustration by Rita Azar

Washington NFL Team Changes Name

By Gabriella Scerbo

Following hundreds of protests condemning racism, the Washington Redskins football team combat discrimination by changing their name. 

Much of the Native American experience has been one filled with hatred, violence, and disadvantage throughout U.S. history. The term “redskin” was a way to identify Native Americans from white colonizers in the 19th century. Today, with the derogatory term cheered in crowds, adorned on merchandise, and profited from by the NFL, the discrimination of Native Americans continues to be normalized. 

Corporations including Target and Nike have agreed to stop selling Washington Redskin merchandise if the name is not changed; Amazon has already taken to removing the team’s merchandise. Now, the team plans to change the mascot as well as any Native American imagery connected to the sports team.

Although the Washington Redskin name is more than eighty years old, it is better late than never to better the NFL. While the Washington football team may be first team at any national level in sports to change their racist name, they are hopefully not the last. Hopefully more companies will follow suit as the world continues to question the racist implications and origins of symbols in our society.

Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack

The first offerings from a merchandise line to accompany Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack (Motown Records) have been unveiled. The line includes a crewneck, short and longsleeve t-shirts, a cutout t-shirt, a photo t-shirt and a tote bag. A digital soundtrack will be delivered via email upon purchase of any item. Additional products will be released in the coming weeks. The soundtrack is available for download / streaming at all DSPs while the CD configuration can be purchased at Amazon and other retailers. Get Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack and merchandise HERE.

The Melody Ehsani flagship store in Los Angeles hosted an intimate Q&A with director Melina Matsoukas, hosted by Melody Ehsani and special guests. The ME. Shop will be selling limited edition Queen & Slim merchandise while supplies last. 

Starring Oscar® nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence. The film, from GRAMMY®-winning director Melina Matsoukas and Emmy®-winning writer Lena Waithe, is in theaters now.
The music in the film serves as an additional voice and showcases the range of talent across Black artists with a compelling blend of genres. The 16-song soundtrack, which was nominated for a Hollywood Music In Media AwardTM, features new tracks by Ms. Lauryn Hill, Lil Baby, Vince Staples featuring 6lack X Mereba, Tiana Major 9 & EARTHGANG, Coast Contra featuring BJ The Chicago Kid and Syd, plus classic songs by Roy Ayers, Bilal, Mike Jones and others. Blood Orange composed the film’s score and is featured on the soundtrack.

Motown Records President Ethiopia Habtemariam, Waithe and Matsoukas served as executive soundtrack producers. AP said, “Together they’re like the perfect aux-cord DJs. They hit play, and they don’t miss…” The Atlantic noted, “The Best Part of Queen & Slim Is the Soundtrack…Music is woven throughout with an impressive ear for black American artists’ complex relationships to the country they inhabit, and to other black people.” Refinery 29 praised it as “a high-octane ride with a tender heart – just like the movie it’s made for.” Variety hailed the album as “a bound-to-be-legendary hip-hop soundtrack.”

Essence called the first single, “Collide,” by Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG, “the perfect introduction to an album that includes incredible names.” Produced by Benny Cassette (Kanye West, John Legend), the track was the #1 Most Added song at Urban AC Radio, topped Spotify’s The Newness playlist and has amassed over three million combined global streams. Watch Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG performing “Collide” at the Soul Train ’19 Awards HERE.

NYLON predicted that “Ride or Die” from Megan Thee Stallion x VickeeLo “will be bumping in the club for months.” Pitchfork praised Vince Staples’ “Yo Love” feat. 6lack & Mereba as “a charming swerve from Staples that’s only further proof of the rapper’s chameleonic talents.” Rolling Stone said, “‘Guarding the Gates’…is an immersive and sprawling ballad…[Ms. Lauryn] Hill delivers a mesmerizing vocal performance.”
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.
As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.

Waithe wrote the screenplay for Queen & Slim from a story by herself and bestselling author James Frey (A Million Little Pieces, Katerina). The film is produced by Frey, Waithe, Matsoukas, Michelle Knudsen, Andrew Coles, Brad Weston and Pamela Abdy. The executive producers are Pamela Hirsch, Kaluuya, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth. Universal Pictures and Makeready present Queen & Slim in association with 3BlackDot and Bron Creative, a Makeready/De La Revolución Films/Hillman Grad/3BlackDot production.