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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

#FashionAlert #LondonPeachy @NaomiCampbell #FashionIconAwards @BFC Naomi Campbell to be honoured with the Fashion Icon Award at The Fashion Awards 2019 Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners @hallakcouturecleaner

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The British Fashion Council is delighted to announce that Naomi Campbell will receive the Fashion Icon Award at The Fashion Awards 2019, on Monday 2nd December at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Naomi Campbell will be recognised for her incredible contribution to the fashion industry, her world-renowned career as a supermodel, as well as her philanthropist work with charities and incredible efforts for a more diverse and equal future, especially in Africa. The Fashion Icon Award is one of the Special Recognition Awards that celebrate outstanding contributions to the fashion industry. 

Caroline Rush, BFC Chief Executive commented: “We cannot think of a more deserving recipient than iconic Londoner Naomi Campbell, she has achieved exceptional work in the industry. Naomi represents female empowerment, activism and glamour and her voice is used for great impact. We are thrilled to present The Fashion Icon Award to Naomi and acknowledge her for her remarkable contribution to the global fashion industry and we look forward to celebrating with her in London in December”

Born in London, Naomi Campbell’s career started at an early age. Discovered by an agent after school in Covent Garden, Campbell was the first black model to cover French Vogue in 1988, the first black model to be on the cover of American Vogue's September issue in 1989, the first black model to appear on the cover of TIME magazine, Russian Vogue as well as the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. She has since graced the covers of over 500 magazines. Today, with over 30 years in fashion, Campbell remains an unstoppable force and has starred in iconic campaigns for some of fashion’s most distinguished brands including Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Prada, Valentino and Versace.

Naomi Campbell’s numerous achievements are not limited to fashion alone. Throughout her career, she has become known for using her success to help those in need through her incredible work with fundraising and charity work across the globe. Naomi Campbell began charity work with Nelson Mandela in 1993, and in 1997 he named her “Honorary Granddaughter” for her endless activism. In 2018, Naomi Campbellhad the honour of presenting a tribute to the independence leader, who would have turned 100, at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in NYC. Naomi also made a passionate and emotional speech at Winnie Mandela's funeral, calling her “a woman of strength who endured much hardship and sacrifice”. In 2013, Naomi Campbell launched the Campaign “Diversity Coalition” with the aim to address racism in the fashion industry.

Naomi Campbell is not only known for being one of the original supermodels but also for being a global figure, and one of the most influential people on the planet. Her passion for female empowerment and Africa has seen her headline the 2019 Forbes Woman Africa’s Leading Women Summit and her ongoing mission to elevate and connect African designers with the global fashion community has seen her co-produce this year’s Arise Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria.

In 2005, Naomi Campbell founded Fashion for Relief, a charity merging fashion and philanthropy. Born in London, Fashion for Relief was one of the first fundraisers with an aim to help people affected by the disastrous floods that hit the UK in the summer of 2007. The fundraiser was supported by people including Elle MacPherson, Novak Djokovic, Jane Fonda, Sting, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Faye Dunaway and the Duchess of York, in aid of the Rotary Flood and Disaster Appeal for Great Britain. Since that day, Fashion for Relief has spread its wings to embrace global causes, raising millions in aide of disaster relief such as the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Katrina and child refugee crises, to name only a few. Fashion for Relief has been staged all around the world, from New York to Dar Es Salaam and the South of France. This year, Fashion for Relief will return to its roots, with a catwalk during London Fashion Week September 2019.

Previous awards received by Naomi Campbell include the Glamour Award for Outstanding Contribution in 2006, a Special Recognition Award at the British Fashion Awards in 2010, the Glamour Award for TV Personality in 2014 and most recently the Fashion Icon award at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

The Fashion Icon Award is one of the Special Recognition Awards that celebrate outstanding contributions to the fashion industry at The Fashion Awards. The Fashion Awards is the main fundraiser for the BFC’s charitable and talent support work. The BFC is a not for profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. The BFC’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives which focus on education, business and mentoring schemes that support talent from school level and emerging designers to fashion start-ups and established brands. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3 million for its charities and business support initiatives out of which £1.1 million will be allocated directly to scholars and designer businesses with the remaining monies building an endowment to secure support for future generations.

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#NHLPeachy #RuleChange @NHL Announces Rule Changes for 2019-20 Season

The National Hockey League announced today a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season which will include the use of expanded video review and enhanced player safety initiatives, as well as promoting even more offense and flow in the game. 
The rule changes were unanimously approved by the League’s Board of Governors, NHL General Managers and the Competition Committee over the past week. NHL Hockey Operations will work on the precise Rule Book language over the coming weeks. Following is an overview of the changes:

NEW CATEGORY: In addition to Coach’s Challenge for “Off-side” and “Interference on the Goalkeeper”, a third category will allow for the Coach’s Challenge of goal calls on the ice that follow plays in the Offensive Zone that should have resulted in a play stoppage, but did not.

This change will allow Challenges of plays that may involve pucks that hit the spectator netting, pucks that are high-sticked to a teammate in the offensive zone, pucks that have gone out of play but are subsequently touched in the offensive zone and hand passes that precede without a play stoppage and ultimately conclude in the scoring of a goal. Plays that entail “discretionary stoppages” (e.g. penalty calls) will not be subject to a Coach’s Challenge.

Coach’s Challenges for these types of plays (and for “Off-Side” Challenges) will only be available if the puck does not come out of the attacking zone between the time of the “missed” infraction and the time the goal is scored.

PENALTIES FOR UNSUCCESSFUL CHALLENGES: The number of Coach’s Challenges that can be made will no longer be limited based on the availability of a team’s time-out. Teams will be permitted to exercise a Coach’s Challenge at any time, but with escalating “consequences” for unsuccessful Challenges. The consequences of unsuccessful Coach’s Challenges will be made consistent across all three Categories of Coach’s Challenges: (1) minor penalty for Delaying the Game on a Club’s first unsuccessful Coach’s Challenge; and (2) double minor penalty for Delaying the Game for each additional Coach’s Challenge that is unsuccessful. 

The Situation Room in Toronto will continue to be responsible for initiating video review in the final minute of regulation time and overtime as well as continue to have final authority over all Coach’s Challenge video review decisions with input and consultation from both the On-Ice Officials and a former Official staffed in the Situation Room.


MAJOR & MATCH PENALTIES: Referees will be required to conduct an on-ice video review for all Major (non-fighting) and Match Penalties they assess on the ice for the purpose of: (a) “confirming” the penalty; or (b) “reducing” the penalty to a two-minute minor penalty. Referees shall not have the option to rescind a called penalty altogether.

The Referees will be provided with all available video to review their own calls but will not otherwise consult with the NHL Situation Room with respect to their review.

DOUBLE MINOR FOR HIGH-STICKING: Referees will have the ability to conduct an on-ice video review to confirm (or not) their original call on the ice, and, in particular, whether the stick causing the apparent injury was actually the stick of the Player being penalized. The Referee’s review of all High-Sticking/Double-Minor Penalties will be discretionary and not mandatory and will be conducted without consultation with the NHL Situation Room.

HELMETS: Subject to further consultation with the NHL Players’ Association on precise language, a Player on the ice whose helmet comes off during play must (a) exit the playing surface, or (b) retrieve and replace his helmet properly on his head (with or without his chin strap fastened). A Player who is making a play on the puck or who is in position to make an immediate play on the puck at the time his helmet comes off, shall be given a reasonable opportunity to complete the play before either exiting the ice or retrieving and replacing his helmet. Failure to comply with the above will result in a minor penalty being assessed on the offending player. A Player who intentionally removes an opponent’s helmet during play shall be assessed a minor penalty for roughing.

LINE CHANGES FOR DEFENSIVE TEAM: The defensive team will not be permitted a line change when a goalie freezes the puck on any shot from outside the center red line. Similarly, if the actions of a skater of the defensive team cause a stoppage by unintentionally dislodging the net from its moorings, the defensive team will not be permitted to make a line change. In both of these instances, the offensive team will have the choice of which end zone dot the face-off will take place.

FACE-OFFS FOLLOWING AN ICING & TO BEGIN A POWER-PLAY: Following an icing as well as at the beginning of any power-play, the offensive team will have the choice of which end zone dot the face-off will take place. 
AWARDED GOAL: If the goal post is deliberately displaced by a goalkeeper during the course of a “breakaway”, a goal will be awarded to the non-offending team.

PUCK OUT OF BOUNDS: When the attacking team is responsible for the puck going out of play in the attacking zone, in all instances, the face-off will be conducted at one of the two face-off dots in the attacking zone.


#UpcomingDaylight #FashionAlert #TexworldUSA @javitscenter #July2019 Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA Return to the Javits Convention Center For the Summer Edition In a New Exhibition Hall, Featuring a One-Day Sustainability Conference This July 22-24, 2019

The international sourcing trade show on East Coast, Texworld USA, will return to the Javits Convention Center this July 22 – 24, 2019. And for the first time in the show’s history, will take place in the bustling upper level exhibition halls of the known venue. A turnkey event for industry professionals, experts and more, the 3-day sourcing, networking and educational event will feature over five hundred exhibitors from over fifteen different countries, as well as seminars from Lenzing Fibers, Textile Talks programming, workshops, and much more. 

Amongst the top in textiles and apparel sourcing shows, Texworld USA features 17 product categories, ranging from knits and functional fabrics to cotton, denim, and more. In conjunction, Apparel Sourcing USA Summer 2019, collocated with Texworld USA, will welcome exhibitors specializing in over 21 product groups, as well as a focus on sustainability as the spotlight. As one of the only events in North America to focus on sourcing finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label development, Apparel Sourcing USA is a long-term joint venture partnership between Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-TEX (China Sub-Council of Textile Industry) and provides attendees direct access to suppliers all over the globe. Attendees will also find the most cutting-edge information on trends in textiles, the opportunity to network with manufacturers and suppliers, as well as gain new knowledge from an assortment of complimentary educational sessions that cover sustainability, along with several other topics. 

Taking place in the most dynamic capital in the US, Texworld USA is not only a must-attend industry event, but a business platform. A forum for transformation for the fashion and textile industry, Texworld USA joins together the best of international apparel fabric, trims, and accessory manufacturers in the heart of New York City. A matrix for making connections, Texworld USA also continues to provide industry experts, designers, fabric buyers, merchandisers, and sourcing professionals a unique opportunity to meet directly with a wide range of global suppliers. 

Providing a stage for the industry to explore high quality apparel fabrics, trims and accessories at a reasonable price, the show features over 16 product categories, ranging from knits and functional fabrics to cotton, denim and more. Attendees will also find the most cutting edge information on trends in textiles, the opportunity to network with manufacturers and suppliers, as well as gain new knowledge from an assortment of complimentary educational sessions that cover upcycling, circularity, and innovative takes on sustainable solutions. 

Brand new this year, the summer edition of Texworld USA welcomes Fashionsustain, a one-day conference originating in Berlin, Germany that is dedicated to educating attendees on sustainable practices. Kicking off the showcase, Fashionsustain will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019. Looking ahead for a better future, Fashionsustain is a conference devoted to revolutionizing the fashion and textile industries’ processes and production mechanisms, through collaborations, new technologies, and applied innovation. 

With a goal of finding dynamic solutions to social and environmental problems, Fashionsustain’s purpose is to offer a fundamental transformation to the industry. With a compelling line up, keynote speaker Liz Hershfield, Head of Product Development, Production and Sustainability at Walmart eCommerce, will give her perspective and advice regarding necessary actions to work towards sustainable goals in the fashion industry. As an educational platform, Texworld USA aims to deliver resources for attendees to gain knowledge in these areas. The one-day conference will cover topics including transparency and traceability, challenges facing established brands, innovation in sustainable materials, and more. 

“As trailblazers within the textile industry, we try to spotlight what’s trending; whether that is covering certain topics or product advancements with vendors and mills. It’s important to address what’s happening in the industry to stay relevant. This year, sustainability was an obvious choice for our spotlight. Because being sustainable has reached a point that it’s too important to ignore, our show now explores the importance of speed to market, as well having the ability to supply eco-friendly sourcing options in order to retain and obtain buyers. Manufacturers are starting to see this as a requirement and not just an option due to increased global concerns about business practices. By adding Fashionsustain, along with building up the sustainable exhibition profiles on the show floor with a wide range of representation of countries across the globe, Texworld USA is making it really easy for attendees to clearly recognize and visit these kind of exhibitors.” said Jennifer Bacon, Show Director, Fashion & Apparel. 

With several favorites returning, Local Loft is back for the summer edition featuring domestic and local suppliers focusing on low minimums. Attendees will benefit from a new line-up of Textile Talks and Explore the Floor featuring discussions relevant to technology, fabric innovation and more - all on the show floor. Visitors can also gather inspiration through Texworld USA Showcase that will feature exhibitor textiles that are trending for the Fall/Winter 2020 season.

Another crowd pleaser, Texworld USA‘s educational seminar series organized by Lenzing Fibers, will return for Summer 2019 featuring sessions hosted by industry experts. “During this time in which the apparel industry faces many sourcing challenges, we look forward to a robust Texworld USA supporting alternatives and solutions for the market. The Lenzing Innovation Seminar Series includes topics ranging from sustainability, trends and sourcing. For the direct to consumer businesses seeking flexible suppliers, Lenzing has recommendations for sourcing fabrics with TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal,” comments Tricia Carey, Lenzing Fiber’s Director of Global Business Development. 

Resource Row, another celebrated feature of Texworld USA returns with the opportunity for visitors to explore local industry resources, including business development tools, recycling solutions, trend forecasters and textile education materials. This year, attendees can look forward to showcases by favorites such as: WRAP, Fashiondex, and MintModa, to name a few. 

Finally, featuring hundreds of exhibitors, Texworld USA welcomes countries from all over the globe including: China, Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan, Turkey, India, and USA, offering a wide range of textiles including: cotton, denim, faux fur, jacquard, linens silk and more, also available in low minimums. 

Registration is open for Texworld USA on July 22-24, 2019. The Texworld USA / Lenzing Fibers Seminar Series, along with the Textile Talk programming is open to all registered Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA attendees. Seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

For more information on specific show details and the full seminar schedule, visit or The summer edition will be held in New York City at the Javits Convention Center, July 22 – 24, 2019. 

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Background information on Texworld USA 
Texworld USA is one of the largest sourcing event on the East Coast for apparel fabric buyers, research and product development specialists, designers, merchandisers and overseas sourcing professionals. This international business platform offers a wide product range covering the entire fabric spectrum. From casual cotton to function fabrics and sophisticated knits to intricate laces, season-to-season attendees discover textiles of innovative structures, material mixes and surprising color palettes. 

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Background information Apparel Sourcing USA 

As a long-term join venture partnership between Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-Tex, Apparel Sourcing USA offers apparel brands, retailers, wholesalers and independent design firms a dedicated sourcing marketplace for finding the best international apparel manufacturers. As the only event on the East Coast to focus on finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label development, the show provides attendees direct access to suppliers specializing in ready-to-wear for men, women, children and accessories. 

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt 

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organizer with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,400 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €669 million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organizing and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). 

For more information, please visit our website at: 

Messe Frankfurt North America is a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Messe Frankfurt North America produces nine shows within the United States, Canada and Mexico. In addition to Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, the North American portfolio of events includes Waste & Recycling Expo Canada, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, Apparel Sourcing USA and Texworld USA, INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City and NACE Automechanika Atlanta. 

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#WashingtonDCPeachy #CulturedPeachy @Smithsonian #MichaelSherrill “Michael Sherrill Retrospective” Features Extraordinary Sculptures Inspired by Botanical Wonders

Exhibition Opens June 28 at the Renwick Gallery of the
Smithsonian American Art Museum 

Artist and inventor Michael Sherrill (b. 1954) masterfully combines clay, glass and metal to create large-scale, botanically inspired sculptures. His ingenuity in form, command of technique and innovation in process allow him to translate subtle details found in nature into dramatic objects of beauty. Sherrill is known for his delicate sculptures that elicit a sense of wonder from viewers. His recent work reveals a naturalist’s sensitivity to botanical wonders, especially those outside his studio in the mountains of North Carolina. His floral forms have the allure of Martin Johnson Heade’s passion flower and orchid paintings and the botanical engravings of John James Audubon, aligning his work with a long history of a reverence for nature in American art.

“Michael Sherrill Retrospective,” organized by The Mint Museum, traces the evolution of Sherrill’s work across his more than 40-year career. The presentation at the Renwick Gallery, which includes 73 objects from Sherrill’s earliest teapots and functional clay vessels to his most recent mixed-media sculptures inspired by nature, is on view from June 28 through Jan. 5, 2020. “Michael Sherrill Retrospective” is presented in conjunction with the Renwick Gallery’s installation “Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination,” which also features botanically inspired sculptures. These exhibitions are the latest projects at the Renwick Gallery to explore an expanded definition of contemporary craft and new technologies. Robyn Kennedy, chief administrator at the Renwick Gallery, is coordinating the exhibition’s presentation in Washington, D.C.

“Visitors to the Renwick Gallery this summer will be captivated by the conversation about place and the inspiring beauty of plants in our world that is taking place between the botanically inspired work of artists Michael Sherrill and Ginny Ruffner,” said Stephanie Stebich, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 

Primarily a self-taught artist, Sherrill moved from Charlotte, N.C., to the western North Carolina mountains in 1974. His early influences came from the North Carolina folk pottery tradition and the community surrounding Penland School of Crafts, where he is a frequent instructor, and the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild. Sherrill’s mature style marries his intimate observation of the natural world with his own psychology, imbuing the work with a powerful emotional layer. Sherrill’s exceptional skill that allows him to seamlessly incorporate iron, bronze and flameworked glass into his compositions is based in his innovative approach to using tools, technology and keen sense of materials to achieve what he calls his “natural narratives.” Tools have played an essential role in the evolution of Sherrill’s work, and almost every tool he owns has been modified in some way to meet his particular needs. In 1997, Sherrill founded Mudtools, a line of hand-held ceramic tools produced in the bright color palette for which he is known.

“The toolmaking becomes part of the creative process,” Sherrill said. “It’s also part of the process that brought me pleasure.”

Plants native to the landscape around his studio in Bat Cave, N.C., such as rhododendron, mountain laurel and apple trees are often depicted in Sherrill’s sculpture from 2000 to the present. Some works, like “Yellowstone Rhododendron” (2001), are drawn from native Appalachian plants, while others, like “Bloom at Night” (2008), are fictive species created from the artist’s imagination. Sherrill’s strong connection to place solidifies his position as a quintessential Southern artist.

The exhibition is organized into four sections—“Early Work,” “Teapots,” “Studio” and “Contemporary Sculpture.” Each section is introduced by Sherrill with a video created for the exhibition.

Free Public Programs
Sherrill will discuss what inspires his work and how he came to develop his line of pottery tools, Mudtools, Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. in the Renwick’s Rubenstein Grand Salon. Sherrill, James Gagliardi with Smithsonian Gardens and David Suls from the Golden Triangle BID, will lead a walking tour exploring the Golden Triangle’s landscaping and gardens Friday, Sept. 13, at noon. Details are available

Related public programming for the installation “Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination” includes a screening Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. of the documentary A Not So Still Life (2010; 80 mins.), followed by a Q&A with the artist in the Renwick’s Rubenstein Grand Salon.

The accompanying catalog was edited by Annie Carlano, senior curator of craft, design & fashion at The Mint Museum, who also served as organizing curator for “Michael Sherrill Retrospective.” The catalog includes essays by Ezra Shales, professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Marilyn Zapf, guest curator for the exhibition and assistant director and curator at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, N.C. It is available for purchase ($40) in the museum store.

Following its presentation at the Renwick Gallery, the exhibition will travel to the Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe in 2020.

“Michael Sherrill Retrospective” is organized by The Mint Museum. Funding for the exhibition catalog and national tour is provided by the Windgate Foundation. The presentation at the Renwick Gallery is made possible in part by the James Renwick Alliance. 

About the Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today. The museum’s main building is located at Eighth and F streets N.W., above the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail station. Museum hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily (closed Dec. 25). Its Renwick Gallery, a branch museum dedicated to contemporary craft and decorative arts, is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. Follow the museum on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. Museum information (recorded): (202) 633-7970. Smithsonian information: (202) 633-1000.


#WhomWeMiss #DuncanFinigan @Oofos #ProjectPink #BeachyPeachy @BostonCollege #ShoeoftheWeek Oofos Project Pink Line WOMEN'S OOLALA PROJECT PINK SANDAL - BLACK and MEN'S OORIGINAL SPORT PROJECT PINK SANDAL - BLACK Earn Whom You Know's Highest Recommendation

If you are an EAGLE like Duncan and Peachy, you will recognize this song:
Early on in their development, Whom You Know was delighted to cover the launch of Oofos with Duncan Finigan, whom we discovered was also a Boston College Eagle.  They earned several features starting in we believe the fall of 2012, and we are always saddened when we lose touch with a brand that we loved.  Now we know why we hadn't heard from Duncan in awhile and this review is in her memory.

The Project Pink Line by Oofos has earned our Highest Recommendation and these are the top two styles we adore for both men and women.
The OOlala sandal features revolutionary OOfoam™ technology that absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear foam materials to reduce the stress on your feet and joints. This technology aids in the recovery process and creates an incredibly comfortable sandal you can wear anywhere. This feminine silhouette has slightly narrow footbed compared to the OOriginal, which compliments every outfit, day or night.
Reduces stress on sore feet, knees, and back 
Enables more natural motion 
Minimalist construction for light weight 
Machine washable, plus moisture and bacteria resistant
OOFOS are made in whole sizes. We recommend sizing up if you’re a women’s half size.

Did you know? Every purchase on contributes to our goal of finding a cure for breast cancer.


The OOriginal sandal features revolutionary OOfoam™ technology that absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear foam materials to reduce the stress on your feet and joints. This technology aids in the recovery process and creates an incredibly comfortable sandal you can wear anywhere. The upper features bold, catching graphics that is unique to the OOriginal Sport style.
Reduces stress on sore feet, knees, and back
Enables more natural motion
Minimalist construction for light weight
Machine washable, plus moisture and bacteria resistant
OOFOS are made in whole sizes. We recommend sizing down if you’re a men’s half size.

Did you know? Every purchase on contributes to our goal of finding a cure for breast cancer. 
The unparalleled comfort make Oofos the best recovery footwear brand and flip flop in the world, and we are honored to help this fantastic brand honor Duncan.

Duncan we know you are reading up there!
Oofos told Whom You Know:

To our extended OOFOS family - 
It is with a very heavy heart that we share this news with you all. Our fearless Project Pink leader, dear friend, and colleague Duncan Finigan passed away on Sunday, May 26 after a four year battle with breast cancer. As many of you know, Duncan was a part of this brand from day one - she was actually OOFOS' first employee! After she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer in 2014, she worked closely with our founders to launch Project Pink: a way for OOFOS to raise money for Breast Cancer research.

Just earlier this year, our team, led by Duncan, worked tirelessly on our first ever Project Pink video. As you can imagine, pulling together 4+ years of events, speaking engagements, races and interviews into one short video was almost impossible. We'd never be able to scratch the surface of showcasing everything Duncan did for the cause. It wasn't just donating shoes or dollars, her giving spirit was in every email, every conversation, every encounter. Through her endless hours and tireless work, she made it her mission to spread the OO, and help others who were affected by cancer along the way. 

We released the Project Pink video on Wednesday, May 22nd. She was so excited to see the completed product and we can't help but think that she was at peace knowing it was finished and the word was out. The video may be finished, but now is when Project Pink really begins. 

If it were up to Duncan, every single person on the planet would know about Project Pink because she understood how many people are touched by breast cancer. She started this fight knowing the only thing holding researchers back from finding a cure was funding, and in her honor, we will not stop until that's done. Her legacy will live on through Project Pink and through the lives of every person she touched - which is more than we can count. 

Duncan, we're going to miss you - big time. Thank you for everything you did, we could not be more honored to have fought along aside you. We won't stop until there's a cure.


#LondonPeachy #CulturedPeachy @NationalGallery #HannahRothchild


The National Gallery announced today, Wednesday 19 June 2019, that Hannah Rothschild CBE will step down as Chair of Trustees in September after an outstanding term on the board. Hannah is the first woman Chair of the National Gallery having been appointed to the role in August 2015, having served on the Board as a Trustee since 2009. 

Hannah Rothschild said: “After ten years as a Trustee of the National Gallery and during my fifth as Chair, I have decided with sadness to step down in order to devote more time to my writing and to my family’s wide-ranging activities and philanthropic concerns.

During my tenure, I am proud to have led the search for the new Director, Dr. Gabriele Finaldi; to have played a part in appointing a diverse, gender-balanced board; to have helped increase the Gallery’s reserves; and to have contributed to the acquisitions of great works by Titian, Bellotto, Corot, Bellows, Cranach, Bridget Riley, Artemisia Gentileschi and others.

Thanks to the Director, a talented dedicated staff, an impressive Board of Trustees and most generous supporters, the National Gallery has evolved into a robust, ambitious, and modern institution. 2024 will mark its bicentenary and over the next few years there are exciting opportunities to enhance and expand its activities. It is an opportune moment to appoint a new Chair to lead these changes.

Since I was a young child, the National Gallery has been an integral part of my life. Being a Trustee and the first female Chair has been both a pleasure and an honour. I have no doubt that my deep affinity for this wonderful organisation and its exceptional management and supporters will continue throughout my lifetime."

National Gallery Director, Dr Gabriele Finaldi said: “Hannah Rothschild combines a profound knowledge of the National Gallery with a passion for reaching out to the modern public. She has supported digital innovation, greater engagement with contemporary artists, a strong learning programme and a broad national and international presence for the Gallery. I am enormously grateful for her commitment and generosity."

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright QC said: "The National Gallery has gone from strength to strength during Hannah Rothschild's 10 year term on the Board of Trustees, and for the last four years, as its Chair. I want to thank Hannah for the enormous contribution she has made, not just to the Gallery but also to the wider UK arts and cultural community. I wish her the very best for the future."

Deputy Chair of the National Gallery Board of Trustees, Sir John Kingman, will step into the role of interim Chair on a temporary basis until the position is filled. The announcement regarding the new Chair of Trustees will be made in due course. 
Hannah Rothschild is a writer, filmmaker, company director and philanthropist.

Her first book, ‘The Baroness’ was published in 2012. ‘The Improbability of Love’ came out in May 2015 winning the PG Wodehouse award for best comic novel and was runner up to the Bailey’s Prize for fiction. ‘The House of Trelawney’ will be published in the UK and US in the spring of 2020.

Her documentary features have been shown on major public networks including the BBC, HBO, PBS and also at film festivals. Her screenplays have been optioned by Working Title and Ridley Scott and her books are being adapted for the large and small screen. She writes for magazines and newspapers including The Times, NYT, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Bazaar.

The co-founder of the charity Artists on Film, she has lectured at the Courtauld, the Royal Academy, the Getty Institute, The Metropolitan Museum and the National Gallery on art, literature and film. Formerly a trustee of the Tate, Whitechapel and the ICA, she joined the board of the National Gallery in March 2009 and became the first female Chair in August 2015. 

She serves on the board of various charitable foundations in the UK and abroad including Waddesdon Manor. 

She is a non-executive director of RIT Capital Partners Ltd and Windmill Hill Asset Management Ltd.

Hannah lives in London with her three daughters.

IMAGE – Hannah Rothschild by Harry Cory-Wright



The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its summer programming lineup this week for both Los Angeles and New York. A full schedule and tickets for the screenings can be found here:

Schedule is as follows, participants listed will be in attendance (schedules permitting):


Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

With Oscar®-winning, Oscar-nominated and Scientific and Technical Award-honored panelists, including Ben Burtt,John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Harrison Ellenshaw, Bill George, John Knoll, Marcia Lucas, Dennis Muren,Bruce Nicholson and Rachel Rose. Hosted by “Rogue One” co-producer Kiri Hart.

This event will be livestreamed on the Academy's YouTube channel.

Please note this event is sold out. There will be a stand-by line at the west doors of the building (nearest to Almont Drive) on the evening of the program. Stand-by numbers will be given out at approximately 5:30 p.m. The number of stand-by tickets available (if any) will be determined shortly before the start of the event. The livestream will be available for viewing 48 hours after the event.


Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

A tribute to director Michael Schultz. With Michael Schultz, actors Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs and Jackie Taylor and Academy Writers Branch governor Larry Karaszewski. Hosted by actor Robert Townsend.

With associate producer Dale Bell and additional panelists to be confirmed.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

This restoration world premiere and 30th anniversary of Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt has been preserved by the Academy Film Archive, Milestone Film & Video and Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, a partnership between Outfest and UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation funded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Milestone Film & Video and Outfest.

Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on view in the lobby for ticketholders before and after the screening.

With directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and producer Bill CouturiƩ.


Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

With actor, author and director Simon Callow, former animator and dance historian Betsy Baytos, choreographer and interdisciplinary artist d. Sabela grimes, choreographer and hip-hop historian E. Moncell Durden, stage director and choreographer Regis Truchy, B-boy dancer and choreographer Ivan “Flipz” Velez and animator Eric Goldberg. Introduction of rare Nicholas Brothers home movies by Tony Nicholas, son of Fayard Nicholas.

With director Alfonso Arau.

Tickets for Los Angeles-based events are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid I.D. and will be available online at Tickets to “Academy at Metrograph” events can be purchased via Metrograph’s website and are $15. Doors open one hour prior to each event. All ticketed seating is unreserved. For more information, visit or call (310) 247-3600.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.



#WhomWeMiss #NewYorkNotes @RecordingAcad #PhilippeZdarCerboneschi RECORDING ACADEMY™ STATEMENT RE: PHILIPPE "ZDAR" CERBONESCHI JUNE 20, 2019

The Recording Academy™ is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of esteemed producer and electronic music icon Philippe "Zdar" Cerboneschi. An influential artist in his own right, Philippe collaborated with a roster of highly respected musicians, including Kanye West, Beastie Boys, and Franz Ferdinand, and was a member of the French house duo Cassius. As a producer/engineer, Cerboneschi earned a GRAMMY® Award in the Best Alternative Music Album category for his work on Phoenix's album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards®. Philippe's influential creations will continue to impact music forever. Our thoughts are with his collaborators and loved ones during this difficult time.

Neil Portnow
Recording Academy 



The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that Dody Dorn has won the runoff election for the open Film Editors Branch seat on the 2019–20 Board of Governors. Dorn joins incumbents Carol Littleton and Michael Tronick in representing the branch and will assume her post as of July 1.

Dorn and Mark Goldblatt tied for the seat in the Board election last week, and Film Editors Branch members were asked to vote in the runoff. This is the fifth time in Academy history that a tie occurred in the balloting. Runoff elections were held in 2009 in the Directors Branch, 2015 in the Writers Branch, 2016 in the Film Editors Branch, and 2018 in the Producers Branch.

The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.



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