Louis Vuitton x Supreme Pop-Up
You might remember images of red cross-body bags on Louis Vuitton’s runway from Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January. This marked the beginning of the collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Supreme. However, in May, the two luxury brands hit a big roadblock while trying to launch their collaboration—Manhattan’s Community Board denied their request for a pop-up shop on Bond Street in New York City. After Bond Street residents and businesses expressed their concern at a public hearing, the Community Board of 32 members said that Supreme didn’t offer an appropriate management plan for the two-day event. Despite their troubles, the location and date of the world’s first Louis Vuitton x Supreme pop-up shop was released this past Wednesday. Opening tomorrow at 10AM, the pop-up store will be located at 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. The store will remain open until July 13th. According to local sources, there have been people lined up outside the location since the location was revealed on Wednesday.
Review: Baby Driver
Earning a current 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, the Edgar Wright film “Baby Driver” has been described as a compelling, rowdy film featuring a young getaway driver named Baby—played by Ansel Elgort—that works for a kingpin known as Doc (Kevin Spacey). In the film, music plays an integral role in portraying the character and personality of Baby. Suffering from tinnitus from an incident when he was a child, Baby uses music in attempt to ignore the constant ringing in his ears. With his headphones constantly in, he uses a range of iPods depending on his current mood. Not only does the music serve to down Baby’s tinnitus, but also it provides him with the inspiration and motivation he needs to serve as Doc’s getaway driver. As the movie progresses, we see Baby start to fall for a waitress at the diner that his now deceased mother used to work at. The action-meets-romance film also stars Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, and Eiza Gonzalez. Watch the movie trailer below.
Tyler, the Creator’s Countdown
Earlier this year, fans were discouraged after Tyler, the Creator denied a rumored new album. Tyler’s last album, Cherry Bomb, was released in 2015 with an Illegal Civilization documentary following shortly after. More recently, approximately one week ago, the designer and artist tweeted a picture of a bee with a speech bubble above it reading “7 days boy!”, leaving fans curious and on-edge. Exactly seven days later, Viceland released a trailer for Tyler’s new show—Nuts + Bolts. The show is described by Tyler as “a show describing how everything I that think is awesome, is made.” With the new series airing on August 3rd, some of the things featured will be go-karts, donuts, time travel, and mustard. Although the Nuts + Bolts trailer was released on the day Tyler had been counting down to, it wasn’t the cause for his countdown. Six hours after the Nuts + Bolts trailer was released, Tyler released his first new music since Cherry Bomb: “Who Dat Boy,” featuring A$AP Rocky, and “911/Mr.Lonely,” featuring Frank Ocean. The new track called “Who Dat Boy” was released with a visually-led, self-directed video that can be somewhat disturbing at times. Watch the wild video below.
On Tuesday, the subject and cover of the most recent issue of Vanity Fair was revealed—Serena Williams and her pregnancy. Williams announced her pregnancy in April and, according to Vanity Fair, knew of her pregnancy just prior to the Australian Open. (Williams still competed in and won the elite event). When Vanity Fair unveiled the cover on Tuesday, Williams tweeted asking her followers a question, “what do you guys think, boy or girl? I’m waiting to find out but would love to hear your thoughts.” The 23 grand-slam title athlete will be having the baby with her fiance, Alexis Ohanian. Though Serena is disappointed she cannot compete in Wimbledon this year, she told Vanity Fair that she couldn’t be happier with her pregnancy and soon-to-come baby. See the Vanity Fair cover below.
by Sabrina Ghantous