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Adele is featured on the cover of Elle Canada announced by Vaughn lowery of 360 MAGAZINE

ADELE × ELLE

KO Média is excited to unveil the September issue of ELLE Canada, featuring British singer-songwriter Adele. The multi-Grammy-award-winning star finally opens up about the difficult decision to cancel her Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. “The first couple of months were really, really hard,” she says. The star dives into how she went into hiding after the dramatic cancellation announcement on Instagram, her reasons for doing so and how the last-minute decision actually “made [her] confidence in [herself] grow because it was a very brave thing to do.” During the intimate interview at her home in July, only weeks out from her half-decade-long stage break, Adele spoke about the incredible arrangement she and her former partner have when it comes to co-parenting their son and even gushed about being madly in love—and joked about being unmarried (for now)—with her new man, sports agent Rich Paul. But it wasn’t all lighthearted. The singer went into detail about enduring the lowest points of her career, feeling lonely, experiencing anxiety attacks and finding herself again through fitness and kickboxing. Now Adele is on her way back to Las Vegas, and the response has been better than she could have imagined.

With the strongest of the summer season’s rays behind us, it’s time to stock up on hydrating foundations and skin-perfecting serums to help restore our skin after all the sand and sun we indulged in. For readers trying to hold on to the warmth for as long as possible, we take a look at Barcelona’s hottest spots, highlighting where to stay, what to eat and where the best shopping is in the Catalan city. And nothing says endless summer like the fresh, romantic scent of roses, which are the highlight of Lancôme’s French estate and its timeless perfume line.

Looking ahead, our biggest trend reports have the scoop on what you’ll want to wear and how you’ll want to style your hair and do your makeup for the fall season. And with the inevitable return (at least in part) to the office, the baggy, flowy, oversized power suit—inspired by the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Martin Margiela and Yohji Yamamoto—has made its way from the runways into our closets. Work attire has finally shifted from tight and structured-tight to loose and comfortable—think Zendaya in Valentino’s latest ad campaign. Just add this season’s neon liner, bold lips and big accessories, and “What should I wear to work?” will seldom be a question in the morning. However, heading back to the office doesn’t come without a shift in work-life balance. Val Desjardins, our new health and wellness contributor, explains her holistic approach to adopting new habits and pursuing daily pleasure, making the transition to a new normal a breeze.

This issue also focuses on female empowerment. We spoke to multi-Juno-winning R&B artist Savannah Ré about her new album as well as bestselling author Lisa Taddeo about how she helps readers grapple with feelings of loneliness and grief. We also have advice for Canadian women on how to ask for a raise or promotion—and get it too—and we chatted with actor Myha’la Herrold about feeling bold, confident and empowered in her career. But empowerment isn’t only career-focused; non-binary and transgender people are starting to feel more empowered through their hair. New salons are ditching the old-school binary haircuts and opting for more inclusive services, allowing everyone to express themselves through their hair.

On the fashion front, up-and-coming South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi is creating a legacy through his designs and using the skills of local people to create his brand’s blueprint. And we take a closer, more critical look at the well-intentioned trend of donating clothing. What we discovered is that a large majority of these pieces end up in the oceans, on beaches and in landfills in other countries, like Ghana. This piece makes us rethink the Instagram trend of having a different outfit for every post, the ethics of fast-fashion companies like Shein and how we can reduce our carbon footprint when it comes to our closets.

Conan Gray Valentino via Taylor Vaughn for Universal Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

Conan Gray × Met Gala

Platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and Gen-Z pop king Conan Gray made his Met Gala debut wearing custom Valentino. The look was a dreamy white and silver embellished ensemble with a flowing chiffon cape and was accompanied by shoes by Valentino

The Valentino Custom Made look was specially designed for Conan Gray by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli. Silver sequins are all over embroidered pants, with a white tulle embroidered shirt and a chiffon cape with Valentino Garavani platform white boots. 

Here is what Gray had to say on the look/inspiration: “It’s an honor to attend my first MET Gala dressed by Valentino. I wanted to create a look that felt simultaneously Gilded Age, yet modern Valentino. My main goal with Pierpaolo and Katie Qian was to capture the message of gilded age elegance and glamor. Above all, I wanted a cape.”

Stylist Katie Qian commented, “I think the final look really captures a modern take on the excess and extravagance of the Gilded Age, all while tying in Valentino’s bold elegance and Conan’s regal personal style.”

This is the third time Gray has teamed up with Valentino, as he made his Coachella debut wearing custom Valentino for both weekends. The looks were put on numerous best-dressed lists for the weekend and had Vogue saying “Conan Gray’s Hot Pink Valentino Look Shut Down Coachella.” Find the review HERE.

Up next Conan will be headed to Europe to continue his 2022 Conan Gray World Tour in support of his sophomore album, Superache, out June 24th. 

About Conan Gray

Since releasing original demos on his YouTube channel at the age of 15, Conan Gray has emerged as one of the pre-eminent pop superstars of his generation. Even after the commercial success of global multi-platinum hits “Heather” and “Maniac“, his music continues to maintain its unflinching authenticity and originality. Gray’s debut album, Kid Krow, crafted by Gray and longtime collaborator and producer Dan Nigro, reached #5 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and became the biggest new artist debut of the year. In the summer of 2020, when “Heather” topped charts around the world, Sir Elton John publicly praised Gray for being the only artist on the Spotify top 50 to have written the song entirely on their own. With over 7 billion streams, Gray has attracted unanimous applause from a who’s who of tastemakers including Vogue, GQ, V Man, Paper, Fader, Billboard, NPR, MTV, I-D, Wonderland, Clash, Notion, and has delivered rapturous performances on television shows such as Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Today Show. Gray’s much anticipated sophomore album is set for release on June 24th, 2022.

Vaughn Lowery President of 360 MAGAZINE

VAUGHN LOWERY

Vaughn Lowery, the founder and president of the NGLCC certified, 360 MAGAZINE, has always strived for positive social change. He graduated from Cornell University. From there, he became active in modeling, acting and publishing.

A decade or more, Vaughn Lowery became notable when he appeared in Kmart’s smash commercial – Joe Boxer. It helped the retailer roughly sell US$20 million per week. By becoming an exclusive spokesperson, he appeared with Leeza Gibbons on Extra, Katie Couric on Today Show, and Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

At the culmination of college, he relocated to New York City; and thus, Vaughn began a career as an actor and model. It was there where celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine set him up with a fashion photographer, Fadil Berisha. Above Joe Boxer, he worked as a successful print model for many companies such as GAP, Old Navy, as well as a runway model for Tommy Hilfiger, Phat Farm, and Karl Kani. He has graced the pages of Elle, Cosmopolitan and Glamour. Additionally, he flipped the Houston Chronicle.

Years back, ABC News Primetime aired a segment chronicling his life, along with the tragic John Ritter story. Vaughn has also filmed a Super Bowl commercial, completed a high-profile Dasani Water billboard ad campaign, appeared on America’s Next Top Model, guest-starred on the comedy, Scrubs, and screened his controversial 35mm festival film, The Young & Evil, at Sundance 2009. Having been represented by major industry players such as NEXT, he was also named Seventeen Magazine’s 17 Hot Guys. His hindmost project The Company We Keep boasts director Roy Campanella II along with comedic co-star Leslie Jones. At present, Vaughn wrote a short, Chasen Life, which won a writing competition. He adapted audiobook Say Uncle into a feature-length film, pitched a reality series and is in the process of architecting an immersive design experience.

Due to his turbulent upbringing in Detroit, Vaughn has kept his personal promise to be a contributing citizen to those in need. He has lent his name and support to: Women At Risk, Human Rights Commission, March of Dimes, Heart of Los Angeles Youth, Awakening Young Minds and schools across the nation where he encourages adolescents to step into their power.

As of late, Lowery has developed their inaugural 360 MAG Podcast on Audible, Apple and Spotify as well as a new NFT Animal Series on OpenSea.

Futher, 360 MAGAZINE was named Business of the Month by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce [NGLCC]. The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses. It possesses deep affiliations with FORTUNE 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

Lastly, hard cover and auditory interpretations of Vaughn’s memoir, Move Like Water × Be Fluid, are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.

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Vaughn Lowery in classic fedora for 360 MAGAZINE
Vaughn Lowery tests and reviews NÜR San Francisco for 360 MAGAZINE, wearing eyewear by Valentino and shirt by Allsaints.
Vaughn speaks on the NFT-VIP ‘press panel’ on Sun., June 19 at 2:30pm EST Margaritaville Times Square Resort NYC.

In his spare time, he designs e-bike bras and reconfigures their silhouettes.

Mixed Media Fabrications

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Valentino x Rauw Alejandro x Darell – “Hola”

Internationally renowned urban-artist Valentino unveils his long-awaited single “Hola”, featuring two of his greatest colleagues and friends from the Latin industry: Rauw Alejandro and Darell. The single and its official video clip are available today on all digital platforms.

For several weeks, Valentino has kept his fans following his next big step in music through his social media accounts, where he has left little hints of what his upcoming song will be. Going hand in hand with Warner Music Latina and La Industria INC, “Hola” was born with the lyrics of each one of its interpreters: Valentino, Rauw Alejandro, and Darell, together with Juan Diego Medina (CEO at La Industria INC), with the production of Kris Floyd, Jota Rosa, and Ivan Jael Carballo Montañez.

“Hola” tells an unrequited love story with a surprising ending, which becomes the perfect cherry on top. Valentino presents his new promotional single together with its official music video, filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This audiovisual project has become even more special for the artist since every single person involved (including the three singers) agreed to stay 6 feet apart during the video recording, following all the recommended safety measures to stop de virus from spreading, showcasing, at the same time, his undeniable respect and commitment with his fans. The video shooting took place in the city of Miami, Florida, and it was carefully directed by Gustavo Camacho together with Mastermind Entertainment. The final result is available on Valentino’s official YouTube channel.

Stream “Hola” from Valentino, Rauw Alejandro, and Darell on your favorite digital platform HERE.

Watch the official video HERE.

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NORDSTROM NYC FLAGSHIP

By Armon Hayes × Vaughn Lowery

Co-President, Pete Nordstrom, along side of corporate partners hosted a tour for retailer’s newly largest single project investment in their history. On Oct 24th, Nordstrom will launch its first flagship in Manhattan since the 1920s. An exclusive onestop shop adjacent to the Nordstrom Men’s store located on West 57th street & Broadway. The seven-level flagship store, designed in collaboration with James Carpenter Design Associates, forms in the base of the ‘tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.’ With 320,000 square feet, it will embody an experience which is responsive and reflective of its customers. After all, a great design encourages people to stay longer and shop more. And, with 19-foot ceilings, it’s an open canvas for an interchangeable yet flexible floor plan.

The new floor plan allows for discovery, with range to explore and transition through brands freely that they haven’t experienced before. The infrastructure is designed to funnel natural light through transparency with floor to ceiling glass, intertwining the shopping experience to the city’s skyline. The atrium possesses a waveform glass façade which allows for interaction from customers inside and out. Chain-mail veils and lighting installations lend character to the location, reflecting the city’s cultural events as well as major holidays. 

“A rapidly growing younger consumer who’s engaged has emerged,” asserts Pete Nordstrom. Instinctively creating a new culture and how we shop that’s relevant to life experiences. Today one-third of sales are e-commerce, which represents 30% of Nordstrom’s business.

For over 100 years, the retailer has stood the test of time. The climate of brick and mortar for many retailers have shrunk and/or has become nonexistent. Nordstrom understands as their customer evolves, their level of service and retail atmosphere should be elevated as well. Using technology and innovation, the new store’s communication system will allow employees to order beverages and/or garments throughout the location.

In addition, customers will have access to 24/7 buy online & pickup, in-store personal stylists and tailoring while you wait. The Vice President of Creative Projects, Olivia Kim, has fabricated initiatives like Pop-In@ Nordstrom – an exclusive space for emerging designers. Merchandising will include a curated depth of products (clothing, accessories, shoes, beauty, children’s, home etc) across price points.

Lastly, there will be 7 food and beverage options with 4 full-service restaurants, 2 bars and an innovative, gluten-free doughnut stand:

¤ Shoe Bar will feature handcrafted cocktails, speciality coffee drinks and a selection of small plates.

¤ 2 restaurants are in collaboration with Chef Tom Douglas.

¤ 1 restaurant is in collaboration with Chef Ethan Stowell.

For a mega metropolis that’s often explored while on foot, this fashion marquee’s newest residence seems to be long overdue.

Valentino’s Latest Collaboration

Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino and Jun Takahashi of Undercover discuss how the reopening of the Valentino flagship store in Ginza, Japan brought the two designers together to create diverse and inclusive collections like never seen before.

 -Piccioli on collaborating with Takahashi: “The thing that interests me the most about collaborating with a designer like Jun is not the technical creative process in itself but the human exchange and, in our case, the cultural dialogue. That’s how you continuously learn and teach.”

-Takahashi on his inclusion of roses in the women’s collection: “Roses are beautiful, but they also have thorns. I am always attracted to this kind of duality, and this is at least why I chose them.”

Check out the on instyle here

Analytics for the Met Gala

Analytics for the Met Gala – top mentions, celebrities and brand mentions (and the moment when a pigeon steals the show)

Data from the last 24 hrs, taken at midnight the day of the Met Gala

NEW YORK –  Leading international social media analytics firm measures fashion’s biggest night in social media buzz.  Data as of 11:58 p.m. ET Monday, May 6, 2019 offers the what’s trending on the most outrageous and quite specifically, the most remarkable, buzz from the Met Gala and the year of Camp.

5.8 million mentions

  • 26.9 million engagements
  • 62.6% female audience, 37.4% male audience

Trending:

  • Harry Styles (347K mentions and 1.6 million engagements)
  • Lada Gaga and her 4 outfit changes (266.6K mentions and 1.3 million engagements)
  • Singer Lay Zhang & Valentino

Top trending articles on news channels

  1. The Vogue article about the Met Gala (10.4K shares/likes)
  2. The GQ story about Harry Styles (4.5 K shares/likes)
  3. The CNN article about Lady Gaga’s entrance at the Met (3.4K shares/likes)

Top trending on Social Media

  1. A tweet of a pigeon landing on the red carpet steals the show (109.5K shares/likes)
  2. A tweet remembering Zac Posen’s 2016 dress worn by Claire Danes (89.1K shares/likes)
  3. Lada Gaga’s 4 outfit changes (82.3K shares/likes)

 

 Hashtags

 Mentions

 1

 #MetGala

      4,776,167

 2

 #LAYxVLTNinNYC

        149,834

 3

 #MetCamp

        136,682

 4

 #MetGala2019

        132,820

 5

 #HarryatMET

          95,237

 6

 #LayZhangMetGala

          79,198

 7

 #MetGaga

          43,138

 8

 #NickiGala

          41,982

 9

 #XINGALA

          14,645

##

 #EXO

          11,967

Celebrities ranking

 

 Celebrities

 Mentions

  1

 Harry Styles

      335,250

  2

 Lady Gaga

      326,103

  3

 Zendaya

      226,948

  4

 Ezra Miller

       96,356

  5

 Billy Porter

       70,040

  6

 Alessandro Michele

       60,404

  7

 Katy Perry

       56,500

  8

Valentino Launches “Tú Y Yo”

The exponent of urban music, Valentino, today launches his new song and music video “Tú y Yo” with his colleagues of the genre Justin Quiles and Nicky Jam.

The expectation is growing day by day for fans of Valentino, who have been able to have a “little taste” of the theme “Tú y Yo” through the social networks of the singer.

“Tú y Yo” is the first song of the famous Puerto Rican after having signed exclusivity with the record label Warner Music Latina. The simple one of urban sort is of the responsibility of the three interpreters; Valentino, Justin Quiles and Nicky Jam, under the production of the renowned Saga WhiteBlack; also “Tú y Yo” comes with an important differential factor and has romantic lyrics, with a sensual and contagious melody.

“Belonging to Warner Music Latina has made me grow more as a professional, more than a blessing is a great commitment that I have made in my career,” says the singer.

The videoclip of the song was recorded during the month of May in the city of Miami, with the direction of photographer and director Mike Ho. The audiovisual piece will be available to the public on all digital platforms starting today, and promises to be a “hit” of summer 2018, to enjoy the usual parties that characterize this time of year.

“We are sure that “Tú y Yo” will become a hymn during this summer, I thank my classmates for accompanying me in this new stage in my career and especially for trusting in this topic, which I am sure the public will love,” says Valentino.

TOP SOCIAL INFLUENCER – SIMONETTA LEIN

Simonetta Lein × Top 100 Fashion Influencer 

Styled by Ninorta Malke

Pictures by Byron Purnell of BCProductions215

Hair Style by Ale Lucchetta

Make-up by Cat In The Wonderland

Outfits provided by Dreams On Air – New York


Leather jacket and skirt by Malika Rajani, Shoes by Femmes Sans Peur, Sunglasses by Parasite Eyewear

Top by Saku, Metallic Skirt by Gwen Salakaia, Sunglasses by Yohji Yamamoto, Shoes by Femmes Sans Peur

Top by Michelle Nicole, Metallic Jacket by Byron Lars, Skirt by Liana Camba, Shoes by Femmes Sans Peur, Sunglasses by Yohji Yamamoto



(Featured Image – Gown by Jacqueline Then



Q × A


How do you feel to be considered a fashion icon?

  • The reality is that I conquered every single thing by hard work. There is no better feeling than being recognized, seen, and heard. It means that my message is getting out there louder and louder. Fashion to me is a way to wrap your soul. I love that women and men can look at me to be inspired by who I am, inside and out. I believe this is what makes you a fashion icon.


    When you were younger, was there a pivitol moment where you knew fashion would be your life calling? 

    • When I was 16 and was told that I had the body of a model I remember having butterflies in my stomach. I looked at myself in the mirror and said: “One day you will be a top model”. That was my childhood dream. A pure dream that simply means to strive to be the best of the best. Being recognized today as such gives me the strength to keep on working. The beautiful part is that I get inspired everyday by my mentor, Daisaku Ikeda, knowing for a fact that there is no limit to going beyond yourself. I am looking forward to see myself in 5 years. The “no” are there, many times they are stronger than the yes. When they hit me however I know I need to surpass them. 


      Lastly, who or what influences your current style now? And who are your current favorite brands?

      • Instagram is my beyond imagination source of inspiration. We dictate trends. Things that we wore months before make it onto the catwalks the following season. This happens all the time with many amazing influencers. Brands are watching us now to pick up inspiration: this is the concrete signal that social media has changed an industry. I am an Italian soul and body, I adore Gucci and Fendi. I take joy in discovering new international brands and selecting the best out of them such as Malika Rajani, Femme Sans Peur, Michelle Nicole. A big shout out to stylist Ninorta Malke for making me discover Dreams On Air, a New York City showroom with amazing innovative labels. As a fashion Influencer discovering the new, seeing their vision, mission, and love gives me so much motivation. Keep on being YOU.