Nike’s New Competition

Two weeks ago, in my last article, Beyoncé’s new clothing line Ivy Park hit the stores. Many people are battling between whether they like it or not.

One of the top selling pieces of Ivy Parks is the bodysuit. It was sold out and only available online in sizes extra-small to medium, according to Time.com. Beyoncé kept prices range from $15 to $235; EBay is trying to sell the clothing for two times the rate.

(The items on the right are from eBay and the items on the left are from Nordstrom)

Though Beyoncé isn’t getting as much light about her new apparel like her new album just out, some people love it. Just like anything else there are a few things people would like to see different, like bigger sizes.

Beyoncé’s clothing is suppose to be for the gym but many people don’t seem to think they are outfits they would take to the gym, or people don’t go to the gym in them.

Katie Sacco, a friend of mine, loves the new line. Only two pieces of clothing that she saw were a little too pricey but everything else was lounge and gym material. She even prefers it over Nike.

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Look out Nike you got competition.

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Beyoncé Dropping Something Different

Queen Bey, also known as Beyoncé, does it again by making her own clothing line called, Ivy Park. Ivy Park was presented April 1 with her first clothing line that will be an active wear collection.

If you didn’t notice Ivy seems pretty familiar with Beyoncé from her baby girl, Blue Ivy and now her clothing line Ivy Park. She talks about how she came up with the name of her brand. She came up with the name by having her daughter a part of it and her favorite place where she knew she could escape to.

“We can all go there; we’re all welcomed. It’s anywhere we create for ourselves,” said Beyoncé in Elle magazine. “For me, it’s the place that my drive comes from. I think we all have that place we go to when we need to fight through something, set our goals and accomplish them.”Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 3.06.53 PM

The mission for Beyoncé was to make women feel powerful in her clothing and to show women that we need to focus on our mental health. We need to become more confident and that is what she is trying to show as she models her clothing.

Places like Topshop, Nordstrom, and Net-a-Porter will have Beyoncé’s collection this
week with reasonable prices ranging from $25 to $235.

Her clothes hit stores today.

Some of her workout clothing are leotards, now I won’t be wearing that to the gym but the sweat shirts and hats I may consider.

Tell me what you think of her new clothing line.

Hack Harassment with Lady Gaga

 

What do you think of when you hear Lady Gaga?

Me, I think a strange character, but bold and inspiring.

Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 3.21.54 PMShe uses her fame to stands up for what she believes and isn’t afraid to be unique and different from others. She puts motivation in everything she does.  Now she is doing it for a group of people that you always hear about but never seem to get the help until it’s too late. These are the victims of cyber bully’s.

 

Lady Gaga’s foundation,“Born This Way,” is working with Intel, Vox, and Re/code to #hackharassment.  According to the Pew Research Center, about 40% of people experience cyberbullying or some type of harassment but only about 5% report it to the police. Online bullying doesn’t start and stop with a specific age group. It can happen across all age groups. However, the most impacted are between the ages of 18 to 29.  With those alarming percentages, Lady Gaga has brought these businesses together to work on providing a positive change in social media and other technologies.

 

They begin this journey by hosting a hack-a-thon. Programmers from around the world will come together to put a stop to the online abuse.  Their products will be shown at the Code Conference from May 31st through June 2nd, in California.

Online bullying has always been an issue and has been pushed under the rug for far too long.  According to Hack Harassment, about 29% of people that are harassed fear for their lives.  Why not report these things? Why live in fear?

Cyberbullying is no joke and can cause people to take drastic measures including giving up on life. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich issued a statement saying, “We need to remember that behind every device, game, sensor or network is a real person with real feelings and real needs for safety,” according to Billboard.

Just like the old saying “treat people the way you want to be treated.” Check out #hackharassment and start your own movement to stand up and end this issue.

Flaunting Your Calvin’s

“Cause if you like the way you look that much

Oh, baby, you should go and love yourself

And if you think that I’m still holdin’ on to somethin’

You should go and love yourself”

                                                           – Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

Funny, because Justin seems to be “loving” himself more than anyone else with the new Calvin Klein #mycalvins campaign.

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Who doesn’t like the new Justin Bieber? He has really changed it around this 2016 and Calvin Klein has chosen him to be part of their new campaign, along with other celebrities like Fetty Wap, Kylie Jenner, and many more.

This hash tag started in Jan. 2014 and has been used more than 1.85 million Twitter mentions with no intention to stop. They are changing it to not just revealing the underwear and sports bras, but their line of jeans too.

The campaign has inspired millions of people to interact with Instagram and Twitter using this new hash tag. Many of these pictures and statuses are people showing their underwear or sports bra’s with their label shown and noticed. Calvin Klein’s underwear apparel has been around since 1968 but when Brook Shields, in 1980, asked if someone wants to know “what’s between me and my Calvin’s.”

It insinuated there was more than just nothing.

As many people and advertisers know, sex sells, and Calvin Klein does just that. They pay tons of money to beautiful celebrities to wear their brand. Of course, they have to be willing to pose with little to no clothes.

Justin Bieber really wanted to be a part of Calvin Klein campaign because he has been wearing Calvin Klein underwear for years. All the while, he wore the underwear in hopes of getting to model for the brand one day.

Calvin Klein’s new campaign has Justin Bieber flaunting his Calvins. They suggest that you should flaunt yours.

What do you do in yours?

10 Bloggers to Check Out

BlissTree specifically focuses on different trends that people are into and gets right to the point. The blog looks at all different aspects such as food, beauty, phone apps, and social media.

The Brand Radio takes a look at different brands, logos, and celebrities. It will talk about new products and their way of advertising.

Pace is a company that has its own blog about the different social media trends and how they advertise their companies. It discusses how they pull in their audience with the variety of social media.

Style Caster is a group blog that doesn’t just have one main focus. They expand on different lifestyles, beauty, fashion and entertainment.

Giginspiration blogs about brands she finds and loves. She blogs about businesses and how they use social media to advertise their products.

The Little Logo Lab is self-explanatory. It analyzes different logos and what makes or breaks a company’s design.

Buffer Social explains what is trending in social media and about new things that come out with the technology that is right at our fingertips.

Bonobos is a blog that takes you on a journey with their clothes with the people who have purchased their items.

BLDG25 look at fashion and beauty that is trending in today’s society.

HBC‘s blog looks at the active of a lifestyle. It talks about the food, clothing, and routines  for a healthier lifestyle.