Key 2020 holiday shopping takeaways: It’s imperative to adapt as customer expectations evolve| Customer Engagement

Tara Bartley, senior manager, industry marketing, and Ashitha Bhanu, industry marketing, Akamai, share Akamai data relating to the most recent holiday shopping season and the top trends in play.

The classic saying “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” couldn’t be truer for the 2020 holiday shopping season. The disruptions created by the pandemic have impacted every routine in normal day-to-day life and left millions of people anxious, homebound and isolated. The extent and duration of worldwide lockdowns and business closures have forced people to give up even some of their most deeply ingrained habits — whether going to

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Girlfriend Collective Launched Gender-Neutral Style Staples

There are two things about the Seattle-based sustainable activewear brand Girlfriend Collective that keep us returning to the site again and again: the constant innovation of low-impact manufacturing practices and inclusive sizing offered across all collections (including diverse body-type representation, too). The commitment to GC’s “all are welcome” mission was furthered today with the addition of its gender-neutral “For Everyone” collection — a 12-piece assortment of loungewear staples sized for body types from across the gender spectrum. The collection consists of staples that any style-minded human could add to their rotation — winter-quarantine friendly layers like leggings, hoodies, and puffer

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Why Changing Your Style Could Improve Your Photography

A combination of perfect portfolios and consistent Instagram posts gives our work a style that gives our clients and followers a strong sense of who we are. However, is there a danger that sticking to a certain style can be restrictive?

In this short video, Matt Day explores our tendency as photographers not to step out of our “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to shooting, fearing that by straying too far from what we know how to photograph might be uncomfortable. Is it because we are afraid of taking a risk, perhaps worried about undermining the image

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In Praise of Steve McQueen’s Post-Hollywood Hermit Style

It is an undisputed fact that Steve McQueen is a style icon. In menswear circles he’s revered as a god of sorts, continuously referenced for his ability to bring a certain coolness to whatever he was wearing, whether it was a three-piece suit or shawl cardigan. His legacy as “The King of Cool” remains evident in the enduring popularity of his most recognizable pieces — Barracuta’s G9 Harrington jacket, Persol’s 714 sunglasses — with people still purchasing them today in the hopes of capturing even an ounce of what he had.

But this particular McQueen is reflective of a version

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The Power of Fashion: Relive Inauguration Looks That Made a Statement

Joe Biden Wins 2020 U.S. Election: Celebrities React

When it comes to the White House, fashion goes beyond looks.  

“As First Lady, I was slowly watching myself being exposed to the world,” Michelle Obama recalled in her 2020 Netflix documentary, Becoming. “I had to become more strategic in how I presented myself because it had the potential of defining me for the rest of my life.”

“Fashion for a woman still predominates how people view you and that’s not fair, that’s not right, but it’s true,” she pointed out. “That’s when fashion isn’t just fashion. It’s how do you

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Guddu and Sweety’s wedding song in Mirzapur was a special composition. Details here

The violent world of Mirzapur came alive for the first time in 2018, when we met Guddu Bhaiya (Ali Fazal) and his brother Bablu (Vikrant Massey). The two brothers started working for ‘The King of Mirzapur’, Akhandanand Tripathi aka Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi). Amid all the bloodshed, there was a touch of romance in the form of Guddu and Sweety’S (Shriya Pilgaonkar) love story. The two get married in Episode 8 of the first season. There is a Sufi song that plays throughout the wedding sequence. Did you know that this song was specially composed for this scene?


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