'An Italian designer Antonio DeRosa has created a concept interchangeable lens camera (ILC), with a twist. Aptly named the Apple iCam, this modular shooter uses an Apple iPhone as its image processor and screen which can be easily connected to the camera's rear.
From its early concept designs, it seems that the Apple iCam features a very minimalist design with minimal ports and buttons. The ILC's user interface will be accessible on the iPhone's touchscreen.
With the quality of smartphone cameras improving over the years, many shutterbugs may leave their bulkier snappers at home in favor of smartphones which are more convenient and less intrusive for capturing those candid moments. However, this unique concept camera tries to combine the ease of use of an iPhone with the versatility of an ILC. '
This could be the coolest Apple product I've seen so far..
Interesting to see if this concept will be brought to life..
Zoe Saldanda and her sisters for this month's issue of W Magazine
Here are some excerpts from the article describing the relationship between the 3..
“Because we’ve had to survive so many things, there’s this special bond that connects us,” says actress Zoë Saldana (center), 33 of her sisters Cisely (left), 32, a producer, and Mariel (right), 34, a nurse.
We were raised in Queens, New York, until my father passed away when I was 9. Our mom, being a single parent, didn’t want us to grow up in a dangerous place, so she moved us to the Dominican Republic, where we stayed with my grandparents. Our mom would live with us there for one year and then spend one year in New York so she could make money to send back home for us. It’s inconceivable for us to be separated. We have to be around each other 24/7.”
And she’s not speaking metaphorically: When Zoë moved to L.A. from New York five years ago to pursue her film career (Avatar, Star Trek), her sisters quickly followed her. These days, they live within nine miles of each other. “I’ll text my mom once a day,” says Zoë. “But my sisters? Every 30 minutes we’re on BlackBerry Messenger.”
I think it's super cute that they're still so close at that age despite their busy careers!
Danielle & I are the same way with our sisters!
I have one younger sister, and a younger and older cousin who I consider my sisters and we are always txting/skyping about any and or everything since 2 live out of state. My younger cousin and I live about an hour away but we try to see each other at least once a week.
& I know Danielle and her sister are super close as well..
Ankles on Display: That's right fully displayed, but socked up of course. Play around with fully displaying your socks this season. Meaning roll up our pants or push them up above your thick textured boot socks. You'll end up with a clean layering of boots-socks-pants.
Plaid on Plaid: Plaid on Plaid on Plaid (you gotta say it like "stacks on stacks on stacks" though, lol). Plaid, ahh, boring right? Well let's revitalize it a bit. This summer we added army fatigue to it to give a boost, now just get raw with it– add plaid on plaid on plaid. But different pattern plaids, and in those cozy winter textures.
Colorblocked Ombre: Ombre is basically shades of color or different gradients of a color, usually going from light to dark. While women see this trend in their dresses, jackets, etc. men mostly see the ombre trend in accessories and maybe t-shirts. Well, we've put our Urban Gent spin on it, and have created "colorblocked ombre". Start from the top or bottom and gradually increase the intensity of the color you're wearing. We started with cream shoes, khaki and cream socks, khaki/olive trousers, then solid bold olive-brown shirt and jacket.
Braces/Suspenders: 'Tis the season for manning up, basically its getting cold so beards and 'staches are growing out. Complete the look with a pair of braces– that means they should button on, not clamp .
Hint of Pattern: Last year it was all about the hint of camouflage, now it's more all inclusive. Add a touch of something extra to your 'fit with a patterned highlight, whether it's camouflage, native prints, or anything else you may like.
Sock Season: Yep, it's sock season, and we're getting giddy like little kids, hehehe. Because these days a man has to have a couple pairs on deck that are pretty much specifically to be seen by those who gaze upon him. Patterns of all shades and sizes and colors are appropriate. (check back in a few weeks we're gonna have something special for you sock feens).
Denim on Denim: An Urban Gent oldie, but goodie. In the summer you double-denimed with lighter colors, for winter do it with darker denim. Add a few cowboy details to push it up a notch.
Preppy Hints: As much as I love classic prep gear, it's getting a bit hackneyed, right?! Yea, it is, so let's slow it down before we hate it and go the complete opposite into grunge-wear or something. To ease up on the prep, let's keep it to the accessories, like scarves.
90s: Add a little 90s to your look whenever you can– snapbacks, simply oversized sneakers, gold accessories, whatever fits the bill.
Simple Accessories: It's fine to overdose here and there, but keep accessories simple. They should compliment not overtake your ensemble… think hat, watch, and patterned socks.
From seeing the faith of people who literally have nothing ..
And seeing people like Common and Justin who are making a strong effort to shed light on these conditions..
Then the people like Fabiola who are so passionate about the well - being of others that they dedicate their entire life to help make a difference. She's truly an inspiration and an amazing woman.
This video does 2 things for me. One, it makes me even more grateful. Seeing those conditions and hearing those stories makes every single 'problem' in my life insignificant- I literally can not complain about a single thing. I'm truly blessed beyond measure and it's really just heart-changing to see people who have lost everything and still are faithful and positive that things will get better.
Two, it makes me realize that something isn't right. People shouldn't be living that way. If we are driving our cars, and coming home to our houses with water and heat and AC, and able to go to the grocery store and stock up on food, and camp outside for the latest Apple product lol - there really is no excuse as to why people are living in tent cities with no water, and kids aren't being educated.
My goal in life is to definitely be an advocate/voice for people whose voices aren't heard & to help supply the basic needs and rights to people who aren't receiving them...
I don't know if I can be as brave as Fabiola and move straight to Haiti lol - but we definitely need more people like her!!
Fab designer Gareth Pugh has teamed up with MAC to create a male cosmetic line.
Now, male cosmetics is a controversial topic..
Why??... I really don't know.
With the crazy things people do today, makeup should be the least of anybodies concerns lol.
I wanted to create a line of male cosmetics myself and was a little bit bitter when I saw Gareth Pugh beat me to it lol. Cosmetics is a form of self expression.. you can wear it to create different looks, play up different features, and make statements, it's fun.
Now..when I say Makeup I do NOT mean...
I feel like if you mention men and makeup in the same sentence people automatically assume over the top drag makeup - Forgetting that .. yes there are drag queens but that is an extreme category. Mind you, drag is a form of self expression and an art - its also a job- most of those men do not wear full faces of makeup day and night. I'm sure some do - does it make it ok? Well to me its the same with women, You're always going to have those women who wear way too much and look ridiculous & usually you get embarrassed for them. It's all a personal choice in my opinion. 'Don't overdo it' would be something I'd say to both males and females! lol. Here is what I have in mind when I think of men wearing makeup :
Another misconception & negative connotation that I think is the main reason most people don't agree with men in makeup is the whole homosexual issue. Not all men who wear makeup are gay! lol I think that's a close minded argument - Just like females who prefer suits, Jordans, and snapbacks to dresses, Louboutins, and turbans - There are men who are a little more feminine than what most people label the masculine norm. Eye makeup, however, is pretty much a staple to 'rockers' - it has nothing to do with femininity at all- but its seen as 'edgy'. The man who pulled off Androgyny so amazingly to me, was Prince. He's one of the prettiest men ever to me lol - and yet he was still able to be with the most beautiful women!
Of course there's the role of makeup in Rock & Roll
And then there's the trend-setter!
The hair, the makeup - the dancing - He was a movement all on his own lol.
"The MAC & Gareth Pugh collaboration will hit US stores on November 23 for one month before its international launch in December 2011. It includes nail lacquers (£15), eye shadows (£20), lipsticks and glosses (£14) and high-fashion angular fake lashes, inspired by Pugh's runway show, retailing for £12."
from PG County, MD, K Ford, Jr became interested in business early in
high school. After developing this new interest, he was quickly drawn to
marketing [specifically event planning] and developed his first company
K Ford Productions. After some wins and losses, both on the court and
in business, he decided to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA,
which proved to be the perfect stage for multiple learning experiences.
Intellectual conversations led Kev to develop a serious interest in
minority, small business development. He then incorporated his newly
evolved brand management firm, The 4th Dimension, LLC. During his time
in college, Kev deemed himself a brew master and cannabis connoisseur,
traveling all across the country to sample the finest brews and strains.
graduating in May, he has stepped in as Brand Manager for the new
marijuana lifestyle and clothing brand Marijuana && Bullshit,
helping them launch their social media #JUSTDOOBIT campaign. The
campaign is a conscious effort to get smokers to step away from the
harmful tobacco products and to encourage the smoking, if anything, of
more pure and organic sources, for example RAW rolling papers. "I'm not
telling people not to smoke blunts, I use to smoke blunts heavily,
myself; but after being exposed to high quality smoking, I hate seeing
people waste good marijuana in blunts.” Join(T) the Reeferlution by
following M&&B on twitter (@MandBClothing) or follow Kev
(@iDOOBthis). Their weekly winter hoodie releases have received ample,
positive reviews. You can purchase M&&B’s clothing in their
online dispensary at http://dispensary.mandbclothing.com/
::Featured M&&B Products::
Aside from M&&B, Kev is
looking for more talented, young individuals with good ideas to help
start businesses. "If you have a good business idea, but you have no
idea where to start? Give me a call or send me an email. I'm available
and I travel." He’s also planning to pursue a JD/MBA (Entrepreneurial
Law/ Management) on the west coast. He can be reached by email directly,
or phone by request. (email@example.com)
::Why Bettys and Boys Love Him::
Ok so we know most people still relate negative stigmas to the topic of "Marijuana". In all actuality though, K. Ford and his business partners are bringing to the light that Marijuana isn't as bad as everyone thinks. There has been many statistics that show that everyday products consumed such as alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes cause more harm than the use of Marijuana. M&&B are trying to show the world and youth that Marijuana in most instances is not bad and the use of the everyday products listed are worst for you than smoking dope. M&&B is also bringing people together. One thing that people of all races can relate to is the use of Marijuana and we believe that this M&&B movement will bring people together. Both men and women, as well as many different races can come together from this movement and we are all for unity amongst all types of people.
'Culo, an Italian word for buttocks was a collaborative effort between fashion photographer Raphael Mazzucco, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine. A 248-page coffee table book, Lady Gaga, Fergie, Sarah McClachlan and Stacy Keibler are also featured in the book. Culo is available in stores now!'