Mozart in the Jungle Casting Call for bubble street artists in New York City. Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking street artists to work on Amazon’s ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ in NYC. The project is based on the memoir Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall. Mozart in the Jungle is all about sex, drugs—and classical music—and shows […]
CBS ‘Person of Interest’ Casting Call for Motor Scooter Owners in New York City PERSON OF INTEREST stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent, Reese, who teams up with a mysterious billionaire, Finch, to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of […]
ABC’s ‘Nashville’ Casting Call for a ton of extras in Nashville, Tennessee. On Location Casting is currently seeking extras to work on ABC’s ‘Nashville’ filming in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville is an American musical drama television series. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R.J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan and Connie Britton. Casting directors are looking teenagers, parents and […]
NBC’s Chicago Fire is now casting extras for a elevator and cops scene filming in Chicago. Casting directors are now seeking extras to work on NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire‘ Season 3 in Chicago. Chicago Fire is created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas and produced by Law & Order creator Dick Wolf, the show follows the lives of the firefighters and paramedics working at […]
Playstation Network’s “Powers” Casting Call for a photo shoot in Atlanta. CL Casting is now casting talent to work on the new Playstation Network Series filming in Atlanta, Georgia. Powers is set in a world where super powers are relatively common but not mundane. It follows the lives of two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, police officers in […]
COMME des GARÇONS is killing the sneaker game these days. They've got collabs with everyone from underground artists to Nike, and now have teamed up with Generic Man on a shoe with a surprisingly unique style. The marbled sole distinguishes these from your everyday beaters, and will give your outfit a boost from the ground up. The black, quality leather upper will only get softer and more your own with time, and the overall silhouette is classic enough to keep these more daring kicks a little more wearable. Plus, they're a lot cheaper than, say, adding a marble table or counter top to your living space.
Barack. Barry. Barry-O. BO. We know you've got a lot on your plate. The Health Care stuff still isn't figured out, Ferguson is, well, Ferguson, and Beyonce was OMG SO FLAWLESS when she performed at the VMAs. But we're GQ, and we can't let this terrible khaki suit fly. We love that you're in the spirit of summer, before men everywhere head into a wool-suits-only post-Labor Day existence, but there are a few simple tweaks, that could make this look, I don't know, presidential?
1. The thing's gotta fit, man, especially when it's a khaki suit. Light-colored tailored jackets are so much less forgiving when it comes to fit than something dark, so the silhouette needs to be spot on slim. We know your time is precious, but you wear suits every day of the year. Your tailor's gotta know your size at this point.
2. When wearing a khaki suit, reach for a more colorful shirt or tie to punch up the neutral hue. Tonal blues are always elegant, but your white shirt/brown tie/tan suit mix? Not so much. A little contrast goes a long way.
3. Side note, really: Isn't the American flag pin a little redundant at this point? You're the President, bro. We kind of already know which team your on.
4. Wait, is this a wool suit? Oh god no. If you're going to wear a khaki suit, then make sure it's, you know, khaki cotton.
The fast fashion industry is booming. It's rapid release style of the latest runway trends at an affordable price is so effective, in fact, that Inditex, the company that owns Zara, is now that largest clothing brand on the planet. But The Huffington Post isn't impressed, and attempted to expose the ugly side of that industry. The author makes valid points about the potential of lead in some of the clothes at fast-fashion retailers and the realization that child labor is still being used to produce some of the garments. To be completely honest, that isn't exactly that surprising. But after that there isn't much to stand on, and we've got some counterpoints to bring out here.
1. "The fashion industry is designed to make you feel 'out of trend' after one week," writes Shannon Whitehead. This isn't even a point worth making. This has been the reality since the '50s. We are a consumer based culture. We don't churn our own butter anymore. We want products that are new and will improve our lives, and not just clothes. Singling out a clothing company like Zara for being really good at working within our modern day economic framework is hardly effective, because they're simply operating based on how we all act. Every industry responds in the same way.
2. The promotion of wasteful tendencies isn't just symptomatic of fast fashion. The argument that buying a designer piece as an "investment piece" is a nice idea but rarely used in practice. The fact of the matter is: A coat from a high-end designer can cost $3000. The knock-off one at Zara might retail for $250. A more realistic argument is that fast-fashion retailers are helping to democratize fashion and break down elitism by offering aesthetically comparable products for much, much less. You can't stop people from wanting to shop, so if there's any real social progress to be made here, it's by destroying the notion that designer clothes, and by default those wear them, are better. Stores like Zara and H&M are constantly blurring that line.
3. The article then turns to outlet stores, and makes the point that you're not buying out of season clothing, but clothes made specifically for outlet stores. Is this really something people don't know? It's fairly common knowledge at this point, and becoming more obvious by the season. The products at J.Crew outlets are less expensive and go through a different production process than their full-price counterparts. Occasionally you'll find off-season merchandise, but there's hardly trickery going on here. No brand is trying to pull the wool over your eyes.
4. The solution offered up at the end of the piece is that people should "buy less, buy local, and educate themselves". It's impractical and asinine. A few hipsters in organic cotton T-shirts mean nothing to these behemoths of retail. Generally speaking, from an aesthetics standpoint, people currently want fashion-forward clothing. And what exactly is local to a person living in the middle of Wisconsin? It's the mall. It's Zara. People are certainly not going to simply start buying less because it's "the nice thing to do". The answer doesn't lie in trying to change consumer behaviors, because at the end of the day, people will more or less just buy whatever is the best product for their money—they're not usually willing to pay a premium just because something is more "socially and environmentally conscious." It may be hard for some to admit, but the industry will not change until a retailer can find a way to be aware of their "triple bottom line"—planet, people, and profit—while also, and most importantly, making a superior product to Zara and H&M.
At this point, anything "normcore" is getting played out, but Style.com just took the much debated trend to the next level. They've coined the term "normcore body." That would be the conscious rebellion against the super thin, toned bodies most people associate with fashion folks (you know, models). The Normcore body is soft, and according to a study in The Atlantic, actually pretty doughy in the midsection (rendered above). All of this raises the question of what else can be normcore-ified (normcore-ized? normcored)? If you have a normcore body, you probably are eating a normcore diet consisting of $5 footlongs and McFlurrys. Maybe you also live in a normcore apartment, in a normcore city (Des Moines?) consisting exclusively of monochromatic normcore things from Ikea (and not even the good mid-century modern Ikea shit, like, the flower-embellished nightstands). Yeah, all of that sounds pretty awful. Can we all just go back to trying to be the best versions of ourselves now?
NBC is planning a live Peter Pan special for the holiday season and the show is holding auditions for dancers in the NYC area. Following last years success of The Sound of Music Live! NBC has announced that they will be doing Peter Pan Live! this year Allison Williams has been cast as Peter Pan […]
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National Commercial Looking For Everyday Heroes! Location: Ohio, North Carolina, Florida Type: TV Commercial NOW CASTING IN FLORIDA, NORTH CAROLINA & OHIO: REAL, HARDWORKING MEN FOR A NATIONWIDE COMMERCIAL! The Casting Firm and one of America’s leading brewing companies are looking for every day heroes, the dedicated men of America who work through grueling days […]
Red - Production company seeking actors to star in a mixed media piece that will fuse film with photography and storytelling. Location: Toronto Type: Film The story is about an older woman who finds herself battling her feelings of love, lust and inner peace when she finds herself obsessed with a man. The story is a […]
The new Lee Daniels drama ‘Empire‘ is now filming in Chicago and the show has a featured role available. The series is looking to cast an African American body guard type to play the limo driver for the main character. This is a recurring role that will work in multiple episodes beginning next week and […]
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