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Disney x Gigi Burris

In celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday, New York milliner Gigi Burris launches a capsule collection interpreting through headwear an American icon, Mickey. Burris debuts today a nine-piece collection of felt hats and hair accessories that celebrate Mickey’s timeless style and color palette.

Raised in Central Florida with Walt Disney World essentially in her backyard, Burris was transfixed by Mickey Mouse from a young age—his unmistakable ears shaping more than just an unforgettable character, but also the dreams of a young, creative spirit. As a renowned milliner, Burris possesses a rare talent for taking the old and making it new, using centuries-old techniques to handcraft one-of-a-kind pieces that are all locally made in New York City.

The first place that Burris draws inspiration from are the two simple black circles on top of Mickey’s head that have become as recognizable as the mouse himself. Burris plays off this silhouette in her Icon Cap, which comes in red, yellow and black. Now three dimensional, this innovative piece is a wearable sculpture. The Icon, is a limited edition drop with 30 hand-numbered pieces per color. “I wanted to create a forward-thinking take on the ears that looks as welcome at Walt Disney World as it would on the streets of New York,” Burris explains.

For a more classic silhouette, Burris creates a black and red fedora, drawing inspiration from the period of Mickey Mouse’s inception in 1928. For this piece, the ears appear as subtle, black circles that add interest to the crown of the hat. Mickey’s black and white beginnings are referenced in an elegant veiled headband that features hand-applied sequins and Swarovski crystals on ears formed from hand-tacked French veiling.

To emphasize Mickey’s natural charm, Burris individually places a pattern of Swarovski gunmetal pearls and red crystals onto a luxe, gunmetal headband in the shape of his ear silhouette. Another accessory pays homage to Mickey’s iconic design and recognizable ears. Here, it is plated in 14 karat gold—a simple and chic way to portray Mickey’s hairline. “As a hat maker, I was drawn to what shapes Mickey’s face—the dramatic widow’s peak that punctuates his every expression.”

While Mickey’s ears are his trademark, the mouse has never shied away from headwear. He has always selected just the right topper to complement his most memorable looks. Burris is particularly inspired by the captain’s hat Mickey wears in his debut film, Disney’s Steamboat Willie, as well as the square brimmed hat Mickey puts on as a conductor in Disney’s The Band Concert.

These references are alluded to in the form of a lambskin leather Greek Fisherman’s hat, featuring Mickey’s signature white buttons and a subtle nod to his hairline stitched in white thread on the top of the cap. A cheery, red, square-brimmed hat is a modern update to a classic baseball cap, complete with three Disney x Gigi Burris pins—Mickey tipping his boater hat, the classic icon of Mickey’s ears, and an “M” for Mickey. This moment harkens back to the days when Burris, like many others, would leave Walt Disney World with a plethora of Mickey Mouse souvenirs and memories of another special day spent with the beloved mouse.

Each piece in this collection embodies what Burris and people everywhere love about Mickey Mouse— his playful mischief, his joy, his style and, of course, his ability to make you smile.

Earlier this year Disney announced the launch of “Mickey the True Original”– a global campaign in celebration of Mickey’s heritage spanning over the last 90 years. Since his inception in 1928, Mickey Mouse has become a global pop culture icon, transcending languages and cultures – embodying a ‘true original’ spirit; Mickey Mouse was the first licensed character franchise and appeared in the first-ever synchronized sound cartoon, Disney’s Steamboat Willie.

Recognized the world over, Mickey continues to inspire artists, musicians and fashion designers from around the globe. The True Original campaign will bring together other original brands that are recognized as pioneers in their field, and Gigi Burris epitomizes this.

JEREMIH X TY DOLLA $IGN

Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated Def Jam icon Jeremih and prolific multi-platinum Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ty Dolla $ign announce the release of their eagerly anticipated album, Mih-Ty featuring French Montana, Chris Brown, and Wiz Khalifa. Listen to the album HERE.

Mih-Ty tracklisting:
The Light
Goin Thru Some Thangz
FYT feat. French Montana
Perfect Timing
New Level
Take Your Time
These Days
Surrounded feat. Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa
Lie 2 Me
Ride It
Imitate

Jeremih’s 2015 release, Late Nights (December 2015) was his third Def Jam album, which contained a trio of double-platinum R&B/hip-hop/pop crossover hits: “Don’t Tell ‘Em” (featuring YG), “Planes” (featuring J. Cole), and “Oui.”  Jeremih, whose combined YouTube views have passed the 730 million mark has the distinction of charting 17 RIAA gold, platinum, and multi-platinum smash singles, most recently co-writing French Montana’s 5x platinum “Unforgettable”. Jeremih was featured on Kanye West’s Ye (“Wouldn’t Leave”), Valee’s “Womp Womp”, and other releases from DJ Khaled, Chance The Rapper, and more.

Los Angeles-bred singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, TY DOLLA $IGN has been one of the most acclaimed singers and in-demand writers, producers, and featured artists since helming YG’s 2010 smash, “Toot It and Boot It.” 2014’s BEACH HOUSE EP introduced the 4x platinum “Or Nah ft. Wiz Khalifa & The Weeknd” and the 2x platinum “Paranoid ft. B.o.B” His now Gold-certified debut album, FREE TC, which features the multi-platinum hits “Blasé ft. Future & Rae Sremmurd” and “Saved ft. E-40.” Ty’s second studio album, BEACH HOUSE 3, was released in October 2017 followed by the deluxe release in May of this year. Ty undoubtedly took over Summer 2018 as both a writer and featured artist. In addition to receiving his first Billboard Hot 100 #1 with Post Malone’s “Psycho,” the Grammy-nominated phenom’s talents are featured on Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s EVERYTHING IS LOVE (“Boss”,) Drake’s SCORPION (“Jaded” and “After Dark”), Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s KIDS SEE GHOSTS (“Freee Ghost Town Pt. 2”,) Mariah Carey (“The Distance”,) Christina Aguilera (“Accelerate”,) Teyana Taylor (“3way”) and Kanye West’s ye, where Ty is featured on 3 out of 7 songs (“All Mine,” “Wouldn’t Leave,” Violent Crimes”.) Following what many critics have called “The Year of the $ign,” Ty is currently working on his highly-anticipated third studio album.

G-SHOCK x Gorillaz

Today, Casio G-SHOCK announces the launch of the first ever G-SHOCK x Gorillaz collaboration. With 2018 marking G-SHOCK’s 35th anniversary and the release of an acclaimed new album from the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act, this collaboration comes at an exciting time for both parties.

The two internationally renowned entities have come together to offer reimaged designs to classic G-SHOCK styles, designed specifically with Gorillaz band members in mind. The DW5600 has been re-imagined for 2D, Murdoc Niccals and Noodle in three different colorways, each showcasing their personalities through additional character-specific detailing and individual packaging. G-SHOCK’s DW5600 case, “The Origin,” is a classic style, first launched in 1986. It is extremely durable, offering no limitations to its wearer. The DW5600 boasts universal usability and key features including shock resistance, 200-meter water resistance and an LCD scratch resistant watch face.

A fourth model is inspired by Gorillaz drummer, Russel Hobbs. Designed in the more robust GX56 case, “The King,” is solar powered, alongside standard G-SHOCK technology including shock resistance and mud resistance.

G-SHOCK’s 35th anniversary celebrates the brand as the first watch that stunned the world with a concept for toughness that defied conventional watchmaking logic. G-SHOCK has pushed the limits of watch design over the years, with continually improving technology, design concepts and breaking boundaries.

A global phenomenon embracing a truly collaborative philosophy, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way, achieving success in entirely ground-breaking ways.

The G-SHOCK x Gorillaz partnership brings together two world class, innovative and renowned entities to offer a classic style redefined once again. The full collection will be available at the G-SHOCK Soho Store and GSHOCK.comthis winter with Murdoc and 2D retailing for $120 beginning November 15 and Noodle and Russel following on December 15 for $120 and $170 respectively.

Reebok x Saweetie

Following her first major EP debut on Warner Music earlier this year, Saweetie, along with Bodega Bamz, Lil Baby, Made in TYO and JayIDK, has partnered with Reebok to launch the Alter the Icons collection – which puts a new and refreshing spin on classic Reebok silhouettes like the Classic Leather and Workout Plus.

Together, the collection takes inspiration from the above emerging artists to showcase how one can find alternative paths to success by tearing up the brand’s design rulebook and encouraging wearers to alter their own path.

Starlight Xperience for Children

Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organization whose mission is to create moments of joy and comfort for hospitalized kids and their families, unveiled today its newest initiative, Starlight XperienceTM virtual reality, a groundbreaking new technology program that offers millions of seriously ill children a fun and exciting way to explore the world and beyond through the magic of VR.

To watch a video on Starlight Xperience and how it helps kids, please see here.

Built for the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream, Starlight Xperience features a state-of-the-art and hospital-ready headset that comes preloaded with age-appropriate and dynamic content geared toward entertainment and distraction for hospitalized kids, which has been specifically modified to meet strict infection safety protocols for use in hospital settings. Pre-loaded content includes educational field trips to exotic locations through Google Expeditions and Street View, fun interactive stories like Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay by ILMxLAB, and Lola and the Giant, popular apps such as Ocean Rift and Hello Mars, and meditation exercises and therapeutic games such as Relax VR, which allows the patient to escape into beautiful environments.

Starlight Xperience was created in collaboration with Founding Sponsor, Star Wars: Force for Change, the charitable initiative from Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company that harnesses the power of Star Wars to empower and improve the lives of children around the world. Through grant funding provided by The Walt Disney Company and Niagara Cares – the philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling – as well as charitable donations from grassroots donors, Starlight Xperience will be provided at no cost to Starlight’s network of more than 800 children’s hospitals and other health care facilities across the US.

“We believe Starlight Xperience has the potential to transform the hospital experience for millions of seriously ill children and their families,” said Chris Helfrich, CEO of Starlight Children’s Foundation. “We’re thrilled to stand beside The Walt Disney Company, Google, Lenovo and Niagara Cares in unveiling this exciting new program, which is the latest evolution in our 35-year history of bringing innovative entertainment technologies to hospitalized kids.”

“Providing these unique entertainment experiences reflects our commitment to bring comfort during what can be difficult times for kids and families. This is part of our Disney Team of Heroes initiative, which includes a $100 million commitment to children’s hospitals,” said Elissa Margolis, senior vice president, Enterprise Social Responsibility for The Walt Disney Company. “The collaboration with Google and Lenovo is the perfect blend of technology and content that we’ll be able to deliver to kids during their hospital stay.”

“Our goal has always been to create virtual reality experiences that are accessible, useful, and relevant to as many people as possible,” said Amit Singh, VP of Business & Operations for AR & VR at Google. “Starlight Xperience is a shining example of that goal coming to life in a really great way. We’re thrilled to be able to support Starlight in bringing transporting VR experiences to hospitalized children across the country.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Starlight and Google to bring technology to hospitalized children in their time of need. Helping to provide a solution for the children and their families allows us to truly make a difference for the better,” said Gunjan Shah, general manager for North America Smart Devices at Lenovo.

Starlight Xperience was developed in part through a series of grants provided by Starlight to the CHARIOT program (short for Childhood Anxiety Reduction through Innovation and Technology) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. CHARIOT implements new technologies in the hospital that are nontraditional yet familiar to children to engage and distract them during stressful or painful procedures, keeping clinical usage in mind and improving upon the typical hospital experience. This past summer, Starlight Xperience was soft launched and tested at five children’s hospitals: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minn., and Texas Children’s Hospital.

“At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, virtual reality has been a fantastic addition for our patients,” said Chantel Barney, Ph.D., a clinical scientist who leads Gillette’s VR program. “In some instances, we’ve been able to curb the anxiety and fears our kids typically experience during procedures such as blood draws, transfusions, wound cleanings, casting and more. It’s a wonderful distraction for kids and parents alike.”

“We’re proud to support Starlight Xperience and look forward to bringing smiles to the faces of hospitalized children through this educational and inspirational program,” said Andrew Peykoff II, President and CEO, Niagara Bottling. “This technology makes learning fun and we’re excited to expand the program to even more children.”

Thanks to the grants provided by The Walt Disney Company and Niagara Cares, in addition to the generosity of charitable donations from individuals, Starlight is on track to deliver up to 1,000 Starlight Xperience kits to its network of hospital partners by the end of 2018, with a goal of doubling that by the end of 2019. A donation to Starlight will entertain, educate and inspire hospitalized kids across the US through stimulating immersive experiences that transport children from the hospital to any place in the world – or beyond – through the magic of virtual reality.

The public is invited to learn more and support the program online at www.starlight.org/starlight-xperience.

ABOUT STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
Starlight creates moments of joy and comfort for hospitalized kids and their families. For 35 years, Starlight’s programs have positively impacted more than 60 million critically, chronically and terminally ill or injured children in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. With your help, more kids and their families will enjoy Starlight Gowns, Starlight Fun Centers and other Starlight programs at a children’s hospital or facility near you. Support Starlight’s work by visiting www.starlight.org and by following Starlight on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE
Star Wars: Force for Change, a charitable initiative from Lucasfilm and Disney, harnesses the strength of Star Wars to empower and improve the lives of children around the world. Since 2014, it was inspired by Star Wars fans, and the countless hours they have dedicated to philanthropy over the past four decades. To date, over $16 million has been raised for charitable causes around the world on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change. With a bright future ahead, and new Star Wars stories to be told, Force for Change aims to continue collaborating with causes and encouraging others to be forces for change in their own community. To learn more, please visit ForceForChange.com.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company with operations in four business segments: Media Networks; Studio Entertainment; Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products; and Direct-to-Consumer and International. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $55.1 billion in its Fiscal Year 2017.

ABOUT LENOVO
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 billion Fortune Global 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation through smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. Lenovo manufactures one of the world’s widest portfolios of connected products, including smartphones, tablets, PCs (ThinkPad, Yoga, Lenovo Legion), data centers and workstations as well as AR/VR devices and smart home/office solutions. Lenovo works to inspire the difference in everyone and build a smarter future where everyone thrives. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo, read about the latest news via our Storyhub, or visit our website at http://www.lenovo.com/.

ABOUT NIAGARA CARES
Niagara Cares, a philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, is committed to supporting local and national community initiatives serving children and families in need by engaging stakeholders and investing its resources. Niagara Cares efforts include national strategic partnerships, local community grants, employee engagement, volunteerism and the Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Scholarship Program. For more information, visit www.niagarawater.com/niagara-cares.

DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B

The official video for “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B, directed by Colin Tilley, is out now. A sneak peak of the video first aired tonight in a commercial spot in partnership with YouTube Music during the American Music Awards.

Watch the video HERE.

Currently the most-streamed song in the world on Spotify for a week straight now, “Taki Taki” marks the second global number one record for the French DJ/producer (his first being “Lean On” ft. , his 2015 collaboration with Major Lazer), and a first number one for Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B, who is the first female rapper to top the chart.

In addition, “Taki Taki” has peaked as the #2 song in the world on iTunes, and reached #1 on iTunes in 25 countries. Meanwhile, it’s also peaked as the #1 trending video on YouTube in the U.S.

The worldwide smash success of “Taki Taki” was boosted by Spotify’s recent launch of Global X — a new playlist full of rhythmic crossover hits from cultures around the world. Spotify accompanied the playlist’s launch with a unique vertical video for the bilingual, Latin-music-infused “Taki Taki,” which the platform hails as “a true mix of cultures.”

DJ Snake’s 2016 hit “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber reached a billion streams on Spotify. That achievement makes him only the fifth artist in Spotify history (along with Drake, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and The Chainsmokers) to have two songs earn a billion streams each on the platform. DJ Snake first hit the billion-stream mark with “Lean On” ft. MØ, his 2015 collaboration with Major Lazer.

Having toured the world this summer, DJ Snake will return to the U.S. this fall for two very special shows. This Halloween season, the world-class producer will headline sold-out dates at New York City’s Avant Gardner (on October 26) and L.A.’s legendary Shrine (on October 31).

With its worldly rhythms and infectious energy, “Taki Taki” continues DJ Snake’s track record of global hits, from “Turn Down for What” to “Let Me Love You” to the club record of the summer: his India-inspired “Magenta Riddim. “Taki Taki” arrives ahead of DJ Snake’s forthcoming album, which is set to drop soon.

For more info on DJ Snake visit:
Website: www.djsnake.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/djsnake
Instagram: https://instagram.com/djsnake/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djsnake.fr
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DJSnakeVEVO

Dragonfly x Merck

Dragonfly Therapeutics, Inc. (“Dragonfly”), today announced a strategic collaboration with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through a subsidiary, to discover, develop and commercialize innovative immunotherapies for patients with solid tumor cancers. The collaboration grants Merck the option to license exclusive worldwide intellectual property rights to products developed using Dragonfly’s TriNKET™ technology platform for a number of solid-tumor programs, with the potential to earn Dragonfly up to $695 million in up front and milestone payments per program as well as royalties on sales of approved products.

“Merck is a world leader in solid-tumor cancer therapies and has a demonstrated history of delivering breakthrough treatment options for patients,” said Bill Haney, co-founder and CEO of Dragonfly Therapeutics. “We’re excited to work with Merck to accelerate bringing drug candidates developed using our innovative TriNKET™ technology platform to patients with a number of solid tumor malignancies.”

“Dragonfly’s technology platform offers an opportunity to harness the power of NK cell receptor engagement to develop novel therapeutics targeting solid tumor indications,” said Dr. Joe Miletich, Senior Vice President Discovery and Preclinical Development, Merck Research Laboratories. “We look forward to working with the Dragonfly team.”

Nicky Jam

The famous reggaeton player Nicky Jam “breaks” the list of nominations at the Latin American Music Awards, leading 8 of the most coveted categories of the night.

After its rebirth in the urban genre, Nicky Jam has managed to lead the most prestigious music billboards worldwide. His versatility to move from reggaeton to genres such as vallenato and pop, has made him worthy of the love of millions of followers and hundreds of awards he has garnered in his career.

Today, he celebrates his outstanding 8 nominations at the prestigious Latin American Music Awards night, in which he heads the most “hot” and competitive categories of the night, along with his great friends and classmates of the genre.

“It’s always an honor to be nominated for the Latin American Music Awards, and more alongside my brothers of the urban genre, whoever wins, is a blessing that our followers give us, and we owe them our successes, and for them we continue in this industry doing what we do best “. Affirms Nicky Jam.

The interpreter of hits such as “El Perdón”, and “X”, is nominated for the following categories: Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Pop Song, Favorite Tropical Song (category in which he competes with two songs), Favorite Song of Urban Genre, and the most important of the night: Simple of the Year, for its collaboration with the Colombian JBalvin with the song “X”, which has been without a doubt a world anthem since its release to the market.

The Latin American Music Awards will be broadcast on Telemundo on the night of Thursday, October 25, and from now on, Nicky Jam fans are invited to vote for their artist through the website: www.latinamas.com/vota .

Dev09 Debuts “Oh Shit”

Dark, brooding and somber, 21 year old Dev09 arrives with her alterna-pop cut, “Oh Shit,” premiering on NYLON who deemed it a “sick new track.”

With lyrics spiralling through an rnb-infused bass line that is tangled over a re-worked guitar riff, the song is about “disassociation,” and explores her own personal journey with addiction and struggles with mental health. She went on to explain to NYLON how the song speaks of “isolating yourself from everyone, so you don’t have to deal with the pain you’re causing them when you hurt yourself, because that shit gets to be unbearable. [It] just sort of takes you through blurry moments of my life, from the time I had seizures in front of my parents at home, to driving off oxys, to getting locked into hospital rooms and being forced into residential treatment.” The release follows the genre-bending and stripped-down, “Bored“, which was her first release in 3 years.

It’s always been about music. Born in South Bend, Indiana, the 21-year old Dev09 sang before she could talk. Sing-alongs to Frank Sinatra on car rides, to Verdi at dinner, and to all of the Nina Simone and Wilco, New Order, Nirvana, English Beat, Libertines, and Charlie Parker that played when her mom was cooking are among Dev’s best childhood memories. Her favorite toy was a microphone. A decade of cello lessons began at age three.

Trading her cello for a guitar in middle school, things changed for Dev even as they stayed the same. A$AP Rocky replaced Sinatra, but Dev kept writing and singing. Excited by new hip hop idols, she reached beyond Indiana for collaborators without ever leaving South Bend. In fact – she tweeted at A$AP Yams, the founder of the A$AP Mob, how many retweets she would need for him to escort her to senior prom. His response, “1K boo” is now one of her several tattoos. Unfortunately, Yams died shortly after their exchange, but the experience connected the teen vocalist with A$AP Ferg’s producer, Stelios Phili.

Dev collaborated long distance with Phili, and released her breakout single, “You Made Me.” Called “sparse and stylish,” this mashup of hip hop and club pop was named one of 2015’s best songs by Pigeons and Planes.

Seizing the moment, Dev followed the success of “You Made Me” with a move to Los Angeles—a fast and furious beginning cut short by her bi-polar II diagnosis and rehabilitation in 2016. Fully recovered, Dev signed with 300 and is already back to doing what she loves. Her forthcoming EP sees Dev navigate her journey with mental health – touching on things like addiction.

RuPaul & Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi is packing up his sewing kit, rolling up his tape measure, and heading to DragCon NYC for an exclusive conversation with supermodel of the world RuPaul. The second installation in RuPaul’s “RuTalks” series will feature the iconic American designer as the duo discusses fashion, politics, and drag, ahead of the release of Isaac’s autobiography I.M.: A Memoir.

RUTALKS: ISAAC MIZRAHI
DragCon NYC’s 2018 RuTalks series continues with a one on one conversation with legendary fashion designer, television personality, and author with a forthcoming book, I.M.: A Memoir out February 26, Isaac Mizrahi. Join Ru and Isaac as they sit down to discuss everything from fashion to politics to, of course, drag. Panel will take place on Saturday at 5pm at the convention.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29 at 5:00PM

Buy tickets here: https://rupaulsdragcon.com/