How the NBA Turned to Fashion to Highlight Social Unrest

The NBA has an identity crisis, or so it thought when then Commissioner David Stern decided to put a mandatory dress code in effect for every player in the league back in 2005 – becoming the first pro sport to …

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Rocksmith 2014 Winter Lookbook

New York-based streetwear imprint Rocksmith presents a wide range of garments in it’s Winter 2014 delivery. The decade-old brand pairs both technical and highly-detailed sportswear with an eclectic mix of fabrics, such as fleece, leather, and mesh with reflective accents. Rocksmith’s color palette remains predominantly monochromatic with dashes of red adding a bit of life to the range. Standout pieces include neoprene joggers, an extended flannel with waxed cotton sleeves, engineered waxed denim and a group of monogram knit sweaters. The winter collection is now available at


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Kendrick Lamar “I Am” Reebok Ad

Spearheaded by director Anthony Mandler, K. Dot stomps through his Compton grounds in Reebok’s “I Am” ad for their Fall/Winter 2015 line. Says Lamar: “Reebok has a history of helping kids in the community realize their potential is limitless. I saw what the brand was doing, and I wanted to be a part of it and make it even stronger. It’s as simple as that. Kids that listen to my music are looking for inspiration. It’s important that I continue […]

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iLoveMakonnen Performs “Tuesday” With the Roots on “The Tonight Show”

iLoveMakonnen Performs "Tuesday" With the Roots on "The Tonight Show"

On tonight’s episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"iLoveMakonnen did "Tuesday" on TV for the first time. He was joined by the Roots, and he wore a Santa hat. He’s certainly come a long way since he played the Silent Barn last year. Watch it below via Mr. World Premiere.

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PrecisionMD Vivatia Gentle Cream Cleanser

One of the new product in the store is PrecisionMD Vivatia Gentle Cream Cleanser.  This product (part of the PrecisionMD Vivatia system) has received rave reviews as being great for the skin. What it is: Ultra-gentle, non-foaming cream cleanser helps clear away dirt, impurities and makeup while it hydrates. It is the perfect cleanser to… Read More

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NikeLab Officially Unveils the fragment design x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG

NikeLab has taken to their Instagram to unveil official images from the highly anticipated fragment design x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG collaboration. Hiroshi Fujiwara has left his brand’s imprint on the iconic sneaker model by integrating fragment design’s familiar electric blue tint as the premier color on the shoe. The premium leather sneaker also features the sure colors of black and white for a classic feel, and is finished with a laser print of fragment design’s logo on the back heel. This limited edition release will be available for purchase on NikeLab’s online store in union with their physical retailers beginning December 27.


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One Year After Uruguay Legalized Marijuana, Here’s What It’s Become

One year ago, Uruguay became the first country in the world to completely legalize marijuana in a move that has since been dubbed the "great experiment." But for the last few months, it looked like Uruguay’s experiment was coming to an end as public sentiment continued to go against legal marijuana and a rising presidential candidate vowed to repeal much of the law if elected.

At the end of last month, however, voters in Uruguay granted the leftist Broad Front coalition another presidential term by electing 74-year-old oncologist Tabare Vazquez over center-right National Party candidate Luis Lacalle Pou, 53% to 40%. In doing so, Uruguay solidified its left-leaning status and kept alive the country’s legal marijuana and the government’s growing dispensary system.

So while the "great experiment" almost came to an end before it ever really got its feet off the ground, it has lived to fight another day. Read More

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Givenchy Turns to Julia Roberts for its 2015 Spring Campaign

Though at one point the princess of American cinema, Julia Roberts still retains her majesty in front of the camera for Givenchy’s Spring 2015. The French fashion brand – headed by none other than Ricardo Tisci – recruited the American actress as the face of the brand’s latest campaign. Shot by Mert & Marcus, Roberts sports three pieces in the photo set, including a boxy jacket, tuxedo dress, and lace shirt. Roberts and Tisci’s relationship extends over the past few years, as the famed designer has played something of a stylist to the actress for the past year and a half. Enjoy photos of the campaign above and be on the lookout for this campaign to roll out in the coming weeks.


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eBay’s New iPad App Design Hints At Its E-Commerce Future

Image-1-ENeBay is revamping for the consumer times we live in, starting with a newly released iPad app out in the App Store today.
According to the e-commerce company, the mobile experience, particularly in the tablet market, is rapidly becoming the preferred way to shop globally. Over 30 percent of US shoppers and 50 percent of users globally are using phones and tablets to pick out ready to buy items…

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Nike Dunk High CMFT Premium Ostrich/Camo Release Date

Reimagining the Comfort Premium take on its classic Dunk High silhouette, Nike is gearing up to release the silhouette’s Ostrich/Camo style code. Constructed with black faux ostrich overlays, camo detailing marches about the toe and midfoot. A shade of gold adorns the medial and lateral Swooshes, with white encompassing the midsole. On tap to arrive […]

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Derrick Rose Opens Up About ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirt

CHICAGO — For once, the story around Derrick Rose has nothing to do with basketball or his health. It’s about something bigger.

Before the Chicago Bulls‘ Saturday night game against the Golden State Warriors, Rose came out of the tunnel for warm-ups wearing a shirt that read “I Can’t Breathe.” It was a reference to last week’s non-indictment of a New York City police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner.

The shirt was an unusually bold political statement from the normally soft-spoken Rose, speaking volumes without saying any words at all. He declined to address reporters after Saturday’s game, but spoke at length at the team’s practice facility on Monday about his decision to wear the shirt and why the Garner story resonated with him.

“I had the shirt made, my best friend Randall brought it to the game, and I decided to wear it,” Rose said. “It wasn’t any one [person’s] idea, I just thought I wanted to support something that happened. That’s what made me wear the shirt.”

Sean Highkin covers the Chicago Bulls for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @highkin

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