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tFS Forum Members Are Still Not Here for Willy Vanderperre’s Prada Campaigns

TheFashionSpot’s forum members still can’t get over Willy Vandeperre replacing Steven Meisel as Prada’s campaign photographer. With the exception of Jessica Chastain‘s Fall 2017 campaign, Vandeperre’s images have been redundant and forgettable — and Prada’s Resort 2018 campaign is just more of the same. Model Kris Grikaite is back, fronting the minimalist and stark campaign, which is split into two parts. Section one, entitled ‘Perspectives‘ (below), features full-length images of the collection, while ‘Synthesis‘ (after the jump) focuses on the accessories.

Prada Resort 2018 : Kris Grikaite by Willy Vanderperre

IMAGE: PRADA.COM

It’s no surprise that members of our forums weren’t here for the campaign. “Looks like Raf’s Dior – cold, sterile, uninviting. What will it take for Miuccia Prada to realize that Willy Vanderperre is plunging her brand into irrelevancy?” quizzed Benn98.

“With sales still being down, I figured they would have dumped Willy and gone for Meisel. How disappointing. He’s just not working out, the first campaign was good but everything else is just a big blur,” voiced an underwhelmed GivenchyHomme.

Russianelf couldn’t have agreed more. “Kris is so bland… these campaigns look sterile. Meisel may have lost his editorial spark, but his campaigns were always on point. Bad move on Prada’s part to switch from him to Willy,” he echoed.

Quick to share their disapproval was myran: “What’s with the awkward poses and expressions? Kris looks like a little kid playing dress-up and it’s all so drab and uninspired. Like a bunch of rejected outtakes!”

“Is Prada x Kris x Willy a good combination? Yes. Is it becoming redundant? Absolutely. They must change things up a little bit if they want to use the same model and photographer over and over again,” admitted apple.

Prada Resort 2018 : Kris Grikaite by Willy Vanderperre

IMAGE: PRADA.COM

Care to see more? See the rest of Prada’s Resort 2018 campaign and join the conversation here.

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Getting Rid of Ants, The Most Common Home Invader

Getting Rid of Ants, The Most Common Home Invader | Ant Control

Often considered the No. 1 nuisance pest, ants also pose significant health and property risk as they destroy wood and contaminate food items. And with more than 700 types of ant species in the United States, it’s not surprising that ants can quickly become a source of disgust, frustration and concern for homeowners.

Some of the most common home invaders include:

  • Odorous House Ants: These ants get their name from the unpleasant odor they give off when crushed, often described as smelling like a rotten coconut. They typically nest in wall voids and crevices and prefer sweet foods.
  • Pharaoh Ants: Pharaoh ants prefer sweets, but also consume grease and even shoe polish. They live in extremely large colonies and keep warm near artificial heating sources like baseboard heaters and ovens.
  • Carpenter Ants: This species hollows out nests in both dry and moist wood, though they prefer the latter. They can be particularly hard to remove since their nests can be more difficult to locate.
  • Fire Ants: Fire ants can cause severe allergic reactions in addition to structural damage caused by chewing through the insulation around electrical wiring.

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Video: Trekking Through the Okavango Delta in Botswana

The Okavango Delta is one of the most beautiful and fascinating places in all of Africa. One of the largest inland river deltas in the world, it floods the plains of Botswana each year, bringing life to the plants and animals that live in the country’s interior. As a result, it is one of the best places in the world to spot wildlife and even in the 21st century it remains a wild and untamed…

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All the men who have accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct

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Following actor Anthony Rapp’s allegation that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance on him at age 14, a number of other men have come forward to accuse the “House of Cards” star of sexual misconduct. 

Most of the allegations involve Spacey inappropriately touching, or making sexual advances toward younger male actors. The accusations start as early as the 1980s, around when Spacey’s acting career began, and run into the late 2000s. 

Last week, Spacey’s apology to Rapp sparked criticism when he chose to come out as gay in the same statement. His representatives have not responded to Business Insider’s requests for comment on subsequent accusations. 

Following Rapp’s accusation, Netflix suspended production on its Spacey-led political drama “House of Cards.”

Spacey’s accusers follow a recent deluge of sexual misconduct allegations against influential men in Hollywood, a movement which began with numerous women accusing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault.

Here are all the men who have accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct:

SEE ALSO: Netflix has suspended production on ‘House of Cards’ indefinitely, after a sexual misconduct accusation against star Kevin Spacey

Anthony Rapp

In a late October article published by BuzzFeed News, “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. 

The alleged incident took place in 1986, when Rapp and Spacey were cast members in a Broadway production. Rapp said Spacey invited him to a party at his Manhattan apartment. He said that Spacey later found him watching TV in a bedroom, where Spacey picked him up, placed him on the bed, lay on top of him, and made a sexual advance.

“I still to this day can’t wrap my head around so many aspects of it. It’s just deeply confusing to me,” Rapp told BuzzFeed News.

Spacey subsequently apologized to Rapp in a statement, and said that he did “not remember the encounter,” but that if it happened it “would have been deeply inappropriate, drunken behavior.”

 

 

Roberto Cavazos

Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos wrote a Facebook post accusing Spacey of trying to touch him against his will at the bar of London’s Old Vic Theatre in 2008.

Spacey was the artistic director of the theater from 2004 to 2015, and Cavazos appeared in numerous plays there, starting in 2008.

“I don’t remember how many people told me the same story: Spacey would invite them to meet him to ‘talk about their careers,'” Cavazos wrote. “When they arrived at the theatre, [Spacey] had prepared champagne on the stage, beautifully lit. Each story varied in how far the picnic went, but the technique was the same. More common was to find him at the bar of the theatre, grabbing whoever caught his attention.”

There are many of us who have a ‘Kevin Spacey story,'” he continued. “It seems the only requirement was to be a male under the age of 30 for Mr Spacey to feel free to touch us. It was so common that it became a local joke (of very bad taste).”

 

Tony Montana

Independent filmmaker Tony Montana told Radar Online that Spacey groped him at a Los Angeles bar in 2003, when Montana was in his 30s. 

“I went up to order a drink and Kevin came up to me and put his arm around me,” Montana told the outlet. “He was telling me to come with him, to leave the bar. He put his hand on my crotch forcefully and grabbed my whole package.”

Montana said Spacey then told him, “This designates ownership.” After Montana removed Spacey’s hand and walked away, Spacey allegedly followed him into the bathroom. Montana said Spacey appeared intoxicated.

“I backed him out the door and I pushed him,” he said. “One of his friends was in line and I said, ‘It’s time to take your boy home.’ They all ended up leaving.”

Montana said that he suffered from PTSD for six months following the alleged incident.

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Mercedes/Renault: New F1 engine regulations for 2021 risk arms race

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Elfyn Evans wants to fight for 2018 WRC title after Rally GB win

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Manor announces LMP1 move for 2018/19 WEC superseason with Ginetta

Manor will step up to the LMP1 division of the World Endurance Championship for the 2018/19 ‘superseason’, becoming the first team to commit to using Ginetta’s new prototype

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