Dior’s Cruise collection docked in Brooklyn NY, The CLIO Awards,
♦ DIOR CRUISE 2015
The 2015 Presentation by Dior Creative Director Raf Simmons was held in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Guests were transported via Dior emblazoned Ferry to the expansive locale, being greeted upon arrival by male models dressed as sailors wielding trays filled with champagne flutes. Fashion’s elite, fresh off Monday’s Met Gala donned their best for Raf. In attendance were Anna Wintour of Vogue Magazine, designer Christian Louboutin, Singer Rihanna, Actresses Allison Williams of HBO “Girls” Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard , Moda Operandi founder Lauren Santo Domingo, Vensette founder Lauren Remington Platt, Gals about town and influencers Olivia Palermo, Harley Viera Newton
The collection itself
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is currently taking place in the West African nation’s capital of Abuja amidst heavy scrutiny on the government’s handling of the Boko Haram kidnapping of 234 girls 3 weeks ago. Nigeria’s President, having conceded to receive help from the United States government, pledged on Thursday to find the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels, saying their rescue would mark “the beginning of the end of terrorism” in the country.
France became the latest nation to offer help on Wednesday, saying it was boosting intelligence ties with Nigeria and sending security service agents there to tackle Boko Haram.
♦ A fire has left 4 people dead in what may have been an intentionally set blaze. The Tampa, Florida home of former tennis pro James Blake was found littered with fireworks. The home was being rented to someone else at the time, and he was not in Florida at the time of the incident.
♦ Double Trouble, Double Fun. Roger Federer and his wife Mika announced the birth of their second set of twins.
♦ Happy cover star. Pharrell Williams is on the cover of June’s W Magazine
♦ The draft is coming! The NFL Draft that is. Many will be shaking the hands of commision Roger Goddell Thursday evening when their fates are determined, many will come, few will not make it. Some of the favorite top round picks include 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel
The teams with the top picks, in order are (Houston, St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons).
♦ Just as the previous ask anything has gone awry on twitter, the #AskVentra twitter chat yesterday was a hot mess. A sample of some of the fun below
— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) May 7, 2014
Will the CTA add animatronic workers at all stations that automatically shrug when my Ventra card fails repeatedly? #AskVentra
— David (@lowrentkicker) May 7, 2014
@echointhecity Meh, not really.
— Bob Burpee (@icemanbb) May 7, 2014