Bluetooth stickers on your clothing? Startup Wiliot gets $20M for tracking tech
Giants in technology and consumer products are funneling more cash into a small tech startup in San Diego that’s developing tiny bluetooth stickers that can transform everyday items — like clothing, wallets, or Amazon packages — to trackable “connected” devices.The startup, called Wiliot, just raised $20 million from PepsiCo and Verizon’s venture capital arm, among several other investors. Last year, the company attracted the attention of tech giants Amazon and Samsung, which have also backed Wiliot.With the new cash, the startup’s executives say they’re ramping up to mass-produce their tiny b...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
5 Stylish (And Sometimes Flirty) Ways To Wear Uniqlo’s White Shirt
Is the white shirt the new mini black dress?! These 5 looks will surely convince you, follow us and try out the delicate art of the perfect white shirt lookMastering the office dress code is never easy, especially in a city like Tokyo where trends are always on the move. However, the business culture remains traditional, conservative, and sometimes very difficult to gauge. Still, there is an essential to your wardrobe when it comes to business attire: Uniqlo white shirts.A while ago, we looked at some great ways to style Zara’s signature pencil skirt. This month, we take a look at one of these...
Gracie Bonds Staples: Why Biden's stuttering is suddenly a big deal and why it should be
How did you overcome stuttering and what advice would give a college student who has struggled with stuttering since he was a child?It seemed to me an odd question to ask a candidate for president of the United States at a CNN town hall. Given all that needs our attention these days — economic inequality, immigration and health care — any mention of stuttering seemed like trivia, a throwaway question to lighten the mood.But it didn’t take long after former Vice President Joe Biden launched into a response that I realized the seriousness of the issue.“You know, stuttering, when you think about ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Fashion mogul Peter Nygard accused of sex trafficking, drugging and raping teen girls
NEW YORK — Rags-to-riches garment business legend Peter Nygard was accused of trafficking underage “girlfriends” to satisfy his sexual peccadilloes and lure new victims to drug-fueled “pamper parties” at his beachfront home in the Bahamas, a lawsuit alleged Thursday.The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court, alleges that the 76-year-old Nygard raped seven teenage girls, ages 14 to 16, at his private Nygard Cay getaway in the Bahamas — with some of the terrified teens drugged before they were sexually assaulted.Among the guests at Nygard’s luxury property over the years was Prince Andrew, w...
New York Daily News
How to Find the Perfect-Fitting Bra in Japan
It might seem like an impossible task, but we are positive: you can find the perfect bra in Japan! Whether you’re an Audrey type or more of a Marilyn, we are here to help you find the right one for you.Let me take a brief break from dating to talk about a very important topic: bras. It might seem trivial but many foreign women in Japan have difficulties sorting out this subject. Regardless of your size, you are bound to run into some issues with the sizing, where you can find your size and how these necessities are priced.When I first came to Japan, I was very naive to think that all shops wou...
Fashion Hong Kong arrives at New York Fashion Week
Fashion Hong Kong arrives at New York Fashion WeekRunway show gives local creativity a place in the limelightThree leading Hong Kong fashion designer brands took part in the Fashion Hong Kong runway show at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 on February 6th, 2020. The runway parade, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), featured 36 unique creations, showcasing Hong Kong’s fashion vibrancy to industry elites and style influencers from the United States and around the world.Launching their Fall/Winter 2020 collections during the runway show on 6 February was Harrison ...
Home-sewn clothes are making a comeback. But is it too late for dying fabric stores?
Fabric stores that sell threads, buttons and materials for making clothes are dwindling in San Diego, with owners shuttering their shops citing waning interest from customers.The disappearance of fabric stores is probably not a shock to outsiders — in the age of fast fashion, who still makes their own clothes? But sewing garments at home is — surprisingly — not dead.While fabric stores of yesteryear are falling off the map, a new industry is rising up to meet the modern demands of young “sewists” — a relatively new term that describes anyone who sews. And these businesses look quite different ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Movie review: Harley Quinn and her girl gang are lovable psychopaths in 'Birds of Prey'
The best thing to come out of 2016’s much-derided DC antihero team-up “Suicide Squad” was Margot Robbie’s inspired take on Harley Quinn, the self-proclaimed “Joker’s girl” and quirky chaos clown. Robbie’s Quinn, with her colorful pigtails and baseball bat, instantly became an icon, a perennial Halloween costume, eclipsing even her lesser half, Jared Leto’s heavily tattooed Joker. But enough about him; the Joker is so 2019. 2020 is Harley Quinn’s year. And in the wake of her breakup, she’s back and better than ever with a brand-new girl gang in the brilliant, breakneck “Birds of Prey: And the F...
Tribune News Service
Sales were up during the holidays, but companies like Pier 1, Papyrus and Express say they're closing 1,000 stores. And that's just the beginning
The 10,800 stores closed by retailers last year wasn’t enough: just one month into 2020, they have announced plans to close 1,000 more.“It’s sad, there are a lot of things closing,” said Patti Maher, 57, of Orland Park, Ill., browsing liquidation sales at Papyrus’s Water Tower Place store in Chicago on Wednesday. The greeting card chain is closing all 254 stores after seeking bankruptcy protection in mid-January.Maher blamed shoppers’ growing reliance on Amazon, saying she still prefers shopping in stores.“I try to support the little guys, not just big companies,” she said.The news looks grim ...
Vegan meals and old tuxedos: Hollywood red carpets go green
From glitzy all-vegan galas to recycled red carpet outfits, Hollywood has stepped up efforts to reduce its carbon footprint this awards season, which will soon wrap up with the Oscars.But while some scientists have welcomed A-listers' renewed zeal on climate change, others have questioned whether Tinseltown's jet-set elite are any sort of example to follow.The Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and Critics' Choice Awards galas this month all served plant-based menus, instead of the steak dinners typical of celebrity-packed events.Oscar nominees were offered roasted maitake mushrooms and vegan ...