Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

Formula 1 2018 entry list officially revealed by FIA

The FIA’s definitive 2018 Formula 1 entry list has formally confirmed the race numbers of this year’s rookie drivers and new official names for four teams

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Obituary: Le Mans 24 Hours constructor Gerard Welter 1942-2018

Gerard Welter, who has died aged 75, was the architect of a line of quirky specials that raced at Le Mans 24 Hours through five decades

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Lavender Is Here to Give Millennial Pink a Break for 2018

ya dig?!

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Sick of millennial pink? Well, if you’re not partial to sky blue (Gigi Hadid’s alterna-pastel of choice), consider making lavender — aka “lilac” — your new statement shade. In addition to being all over the Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Pre-Fall 2018 runways, the understated-yet-regal hue recently got the Rihanna seal of approval. See above.

Whether you prefer your lavender light and airy or deep, with more prominent purple tones, it’s an easy-to-pull-off neutral that still reads edgy, especially when done in fun materials like satin, chiffon or faux fur. (Side note: It also looks great with a wide range of colors — emerald green, buttery yellow, safety orange, hot pink, dark purple, silver, etc.) Plus, it’s a solid compromise for purple enthusiasts not yet ready to take on ultra-loud ultraviolet (Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, but you already knew that).

Lavender on the Spring 2018 runways. Erdem Spring 2018, Valentino Spring 2018, Max Mara Spring 2018

Erdem Spring 2018, Valentino Spring 2018, Max Mara Spring 2018; Images: Imaxtree

As mentioned, lavender showed up on a dizzying number of Spring 2018 runways, including (but not limited to) Tom Ford, Ulla Johnson, Victoria Beckham, Rosie Assoulin, Creatures of Comfort, Tibi, Baja East, The Row, Michael Kors, J.W. Anderson, Erdem, Bottega Veneta, Max Mara and Valentino. For the most part, the designers asked that we go bold: wear the pastel-adjacent shade head-to-toe in the form of suiting, floaty evening dresses or — surprise, surprise — glamleisure.

Lavender in the Pre-Fall 2018 collections. Roksanda Pre-Fall 2018, Natasha Zinko Pre-Fall 2018, Markus Lupfer Pre-Fall 2018

Roksanda Pre-Fall 2018, Natasha Zinko Pre-Fall 2018, Markus Lupfer Pre-Fall 2018; Images: Courtesy

The Pre-Fall 2018 collections took a similar stance. Natasha Zinko, Markus Lupfer, Co, Prabal Gurung, Roksanda and more offered up lilac knits, tailored sets and breezy midi and maxi dresses (paired with boxy button-up jackets and/or statement footwear). Again, tonal looks reigned supreme. Still, for variety’s sake, we recommend you take a page out of Lupfer’s stylebook and go beyond just lavender but stay within the purple family, ya dig?

Shop a few of our favorite lavender pieces in the slideshow below.

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Video: The Astounding Ecosystems of the Falkland Islands

Located 250 miles of the coast of South America, the Falkland Islands remain a wild, open, and largely unpopulated part of the world. This has allowed wildlife species – in particular many birds – to thrive and grow on tiny islands that are seldom visited by man. This video takes us to those places, giving us a glimpse of what it is like there. It also brings back a lot of memories for me, as I…

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How a 32-year-old far-right darling became the man who writes Trump's biggest speeches — including the State of the Union

Stephen Miller

Now that Steve Bannon has left, perhaps the most polarizing figure in President Donald Trump’s White House is the senior policy adviser Stephen Miller.

At 32 years old, he has been a rising star on the far right for years, making headlines precisely because of his polarizing demeanor and statements.

Miller’s importance in Washington, DC, politics has grown as he emerged as a key player in talks to end the government shutdown, effectively serving as Trump’s surrogate for crafting the White House position on immigration policy. He also writes the president’s biggest speeches, including Trump’s first State of the Union address, which he gave Tuesday night.

His hard-line positions and knack for policy have made him a force to be reckoned with. But before Miller became a major figure in the Trump administration, he was an outspoken, conservative activist in high school and college who worked on congressional campaigns.

Here’s how Miller became Trump’s right-hand policy man:

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Stephen Miller was born in Santa Monica, California, on August 23, 1985, to a Jewish family whose ancestors fled persecution in what is now Belarus. His family was liberal-leaning, but Miller says he became a stalwart conservative at an early age.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

In 2002, at age 16, Miller wrote in a letter to the editor that “Osama Bin Laden would feel very welcome at Santa Monica High School” because of the student body’s anti-war attitude after 9/11. Soon enough, Miller began appearing on conservative talk radio in the Los Angeles area.

Sources: The LookOutUnivision, Politico Magazine

A video emerged in 2017 of his giving a student-government campaign speech at Santa Monica High in which he argued that students shouldn’t have to pick up their own trash because there are “plenty of janitors who are paid to do it” for them. The audience quickly booed him off the stage.

Sources: The Washington Post, Politico Magazine

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McLaren: We mustn't get 'over-excited' about 2018 Formula 1 season

McLaren chiefs have admitted keeping expectations under control will be one of their biggest challenges for the 2018 Formula 1 season

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