Artist Couture’s Angel Merino Opens Up About Representation in Beauty – E! Online

E! News: Why was it important for you to pay tribute to your heritage with the Caliente Collection?

Angel Merino: “We’ve been working on this collection for quite some time now, but I felt it was so needed during this time. We really need to amplify voices and really spotlight communities that haven’t been in the past. When I had my meeting with Sephora, when we pitched them my idea of this collection, they were super, super excited because they were like, ‘We have nothing in our environment that looks like this.’ I felt it was such a void that needed to be filled.”

E! News: Speaking of that, how does it feel to have a brand that adds representation and inclusivity to the beauty industry?

AM: “It’s amazing, and honestly, the most rewarding thing for me. The thing that I love the most is getting messages from people, saying

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An October Prime Day Opens a Remade Holiday Shopping Calendar

Retailers want the holiday buying season to hit full speed in October as they brace for a sluggish and unpredictable end to the shopping year.

The coronavirus pandemic upended the retail industry, closing some stores for months, spurring bankruptcies, moving shopping online and changing what consumers buy. Those forces, on top of a looming election, are shaking up what is traditionally the biggest sales period of the year.

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com Inc., as well as smaller specialty retailers, are starting online holiday deals this week, instead of their usual launch in November. Retailers want to reduce crowding in stores, lighten what is likely to be a crushing load on the e-commerce supply chain, and lock in sales early to hedge against political and economic uncertainty, according to industry executives.

“We’re kicking off holiday deals earlier than usual,” said Cindy

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Tokyo fashion week opens with brands going virtual amid virus fears

A “tac:tac” design released online at the Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo. (Photo courtesy of “tac:tac”/Kyodo)


TOKYO (Kyodo) — Tokyo fashion week, a major event to showcase the latest fashions for the 2020 autumn and winter seasons, kicked off Monday with the majority of shows going online to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.


About 70 percent of some 40 participating brands refrained from holding catwalk displays during Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo. Fashion enthusiasts will instead be watching streaming videos featuring the latest designs on their smartphones and computers through the organizer’s official YouTube channel and the labels’ own websites.


“tac:tac,” a Tokyo-based casual brand launched in 2013 by Japanese designer Takaaki Shimase, released a video online to lead off the six-day event.


Fashion week is held in cities across the world and the one in Tokyo has become an

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Walmart ‘Supercenter’ opens at Ledgewood Commons shopping center

Retail giant Walmart has opened another “Supercenter” store in New Jersey.

The 170,000-square-foot store is located at The Shops at Ledgewood Commons shopping center (461 Route 10, Ledgewood), which is in a section of Roxbury Township in Morris County.

It opened Wednesday and has created more than 400 jobs, according to a statement.

The “Supercenter” replaces a 120,000-square-foot Walmart that was demolished last year at the same location. Unlike the old store, this one will have a full grocery department along with a grocery pickup option.

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There are currently about 70 Walmart stores in New Jersey, according to the company’s website.

Walmart is gearing up to hold a huge online-only sale with “Black Friday-like savings” that will compete against Amazon Prime Day. The “Big Sale” event starts Sunday at 7 p.m. and runs through Oct. 15. Items

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Artist Couture’s Angel Merino Opens Up About Representation in Beauty

E! News: Why was it important for you to pay tribute to your heritage with the Caliente Collection?

Angel Merino: “We’ve been working on this collection for quite some time now, but I felt it was so needed during this time. We really need to amplify voices and really spotlight communities that haven’t been in the past. When I had my meeting with Sephora, when we pitched them my idea of this collection, they were super, super excited because they were like, ‘We have nothing in our environment that looks like this.’ I felt it was such a void that needed to be filled.”

E! News: Speaking of that, how does it feel to have a brand that adds representation and inclusivity to the beauty industry?

AM: “It’s amazing, and honestly, the most rewarding thing for me. The thing that I love the most is getting messages from people, saying

Read More

Aggressive Playing Style Opens Door for Ryan Neal to Succeed with Seahawks

Considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring plenty of roster depth within an organization has proven to be extremely valuable across the league this season, especially for the Seahawks.

While it’s certainly not a glamorous job, being a member of Seattle’s practice squad has provided new opportunities for many overlooked players through just four games. In particular, strong safety Ryan Neal has definitely benefited from this unusual situation and he’s been able to run with the opportunity.

After spending the majority of last season on the practice roster – appearing in just three regular season games – Neal returned to the Pacific Northwest for a second campaign and has flourished in an injury-replacement role so far. That said, his success isn’t something that has completely shocked coach Pete Carroll, as he admitted the 24-year old’s tenacity was a big reason why the club signed him in 2019.

“I think

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Exchange Whiskey Bar opens on Mass Ave.

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Mass Ave. has a new drinking spot, with an old vibe.

The Exchange Whiskey Bar opens Wednesday at the Hammond Block building at 301 Massachusetts Ave. with more than 180 whiskeys and craft cocktails and a Prohibition-era theme.

The speakeasy-style bar is from Prime Hospitality Group, owners of seven Ruth’s Chris Steakhouses, including two in Indianapolis, and the 7-year-old Exchange Whiskey Bar in South Bend.

Developed with a feel that’s warm and cozy, with overstuffed furniture and dark colors, the bar aims to attract all comers — couples on dates, girls out on the town, business travelers and folks looking for an after-work drink.

Exchange Whiskey Bar opens at the Hammond Block Building on Mass. Ave. (Photo: Prime Hospitality Group)

“Hopefully, we’ll fit the bill with any type of beverages someone would want,”

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Stoop Kid a new bagel, coffee shop opens at Phoenix’s The Churchill

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After months of being closed due to the pandemic, downtown Phoenix’s collection of shipping container businesses The Churchill is set to reopen. Only now, there’s a new store in the mix.

Stoop Kid, a “New York-style” bagel and coffee shop is set to open in the space that previously held Commander Hamburger, according to a news release.

Along with adding the new bagel shop, The Churchill’s owners have made a few other changes during the closure. Look out for a new mural, more socially distant seating arrangements and an expanded happy hour.

The entire collection of 10 small businesses are set to reopen to the public at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9.

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Along with tacos, smoothies and pizza, customers at The Churchill will soon have another option for food.

The New York-inspired Stoop Kid counter will serve coffee all day along

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Team GB hopeful Gibson opens up on mental health challenge after Olympic and wedding postponement

Team GB hockey hopeful Harry Gibson says he’s had to dig deep to manage his mental health after the postponement of his wedding and the Olympic Games in the same year, writes Tom Harle.

The goalkeeper was making final preparations to marry fiancée Jessica in October, the highlight of a summer that should have included the Tokyo Games in July.

COVID-19 meant both have been pushed back to 2021 and Gibson says keeping physically fit and learning acceptance were key pillars of his pandemic journey.

“This was meant to be the best year ever and while I’m very lucky to have my health, it’s been rather rough for Jess and I,” said the 27-year-old.

“We gave ourselves a three-month window to postpone the wedding and ended up pulling the plug in June, the stress of it got too much.

“Tokyo was postponed on the day before my birthday, which was

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