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Why do we love black so much? Simple, it’s super versatile, super chic and so super we wear it head to toe most days. We’re not quite sure what we’d do without it – though it isn’t without its *small insignificant* issues. 1. Cat hair is the enemy. Especially white fluffy kind. Nothing ruins an all-black look quite like fluff. FYI - never leave home without a lint roller. 2. The many shades of black. There is more than one shade of black, and sometimes they should never be mismatched. 3. Summer is a challenge. You’ll pretty much constantly be sweating....

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Do you remember your first pair of Vans? Mine were white and black-checkered Classic Slip-Ons purchased from Camden Market. Since its unassuming inception as the Van Doren Rubber Company in March of 1966, Vans has evolved into one of the most ubiquitous names in footwear. Whether you’re a punk or a prep, a skater or a jock, from the easy-going Slip-On or the skate-savvy Era, chances are you’ve owned a pair. Now as Vans celebrates its 50th anniversary, the California skate label has unveiled a short animated video reminding us of how it all started. The 50th anniversary campaign and Vans’ 50-year legacy will come to life...

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The warehouse was originally built in 1895 and used to process lima beans. Today it’s a collaborative office space that we’ve dubbed, SND CYN Studios. Warehouse Creative Office in California

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American journalist Marguerite Higgins gained respect among fellow reporters, the U.S. military, and the public for her courage and determination as a war correspondent. She was most recognized for her front-line reports of the Korean War in the 1950s, which earned her the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. Virgina Elwood-Akers, author of Women War Correspondents in the Vietnam War, said of her; "She was invariably ladylike and feminine, even when wearing Army fatigues and covered with mud, but her detractors soon discovered that the ladylike exterior covered a strong, tough woman who did not hesitate to put up a fight...

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There is such an enduring appeal to Italian actress Elsa Martinelli. She was at once the European girl next door and a feminine bombshell, but always seemed to be landing roles where she was riding motorcycles, driving Jeeps, or loading rifles. Born Elisa Tia in Grosseto, Tuscany, she moved to Rome with her family and in 1953 was discovered by Roberto Capucci who introduced her to the world of fashion. She became a model and began playing small roles in films. She appeared in Claude Autant-Lara's Le Rouge et le Noir (1954), but her first important film role came the...

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