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Fashions that are far, far away from the norm

The Force is strong at London’s menswear shows

By Noelle Sciacca
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A model poses during the Belstaff presentation.
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Men’s fashion is proving that it’s a force to be reckoned with.The men’s fall 2016 season kicked off this week in London with a nod to the Star Wars phenomenon.Runway looks at Nasir Mazhar were strikingly similar to the Empire’s favorite villain and father, Darth Vader.

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A model walks the runway at the Nasir Mazhar Fall 2016 fashion show.
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Of course no Dark Side would be complete without the commander’s foot soldiers. Mazhar also featured black and white accessories fit for a Storm Trooper’s armor.

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A look from Nasir Mazhar’s Fall 2016 collection
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Belstaff and Craig Green seemed to channel Luke Skywalker and Rey with a uniform of simple structures and a pale tonal color palette.

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A model poses during the Belstaff presentation. Image: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

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A model walks the runway at the Craig Green fall 2016 fashion show.
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Visions of Chewbacca surfaced as models walked Lou Dalton’s and Coach’s runways in textured brown sweatsuits and oversized fur coats.

A model at Lou Dalton’s show.
Image: Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images

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A look from Coach’s show during The London Collections Men AW16.
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Two-toned jackets and cross-body bags at Belstaff and Coach mimicked Finn’s look after he abandoned the First Order.

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A look from Belstaff’s menswear presentation.  Image: Samir Hussein / Getty Images
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A model on Coach’s London Collections Men AW16 runway. Image: John Phillips / Getty Images

 

 

Even show-goers looked the part in home-made, droid inspired Lego masks.

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To all those attending London Collection: Men, may the Force be with you.

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The Dark (Chocolate) Side

Upscale your Halloween sweets experience this year with Star Wars-themed chocolates. Guaranteed. The force will be with you.

‘Star Wars’-Themed Chocolates Display a Different Dark Side

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Scores of merchandise have inundated the market in anticipation of “The Force Awakens” premiere—from makeup and luxury watches, to miniature droids—but none quite as decadent as Faith and Flower’s newest offering: an off-menu mignardises board featuring an assortment of Star Wars-inspired sweets.

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Created by the Los Angeles restaurant’s pastry chef (and diehard Star Wars fan) Josh Graves, the limited-time treats—available through December—lures aficionados to the dark (chocolate) side with delectable truffles modeled on the Death Star, Millennium Falcon, and Darth Vader’s iconic helmet.

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The $23 plate—garnished with candied honeycomb, French macarons, and biscotti bits—also showcases a Han Solo (encased in chocolate carbonite) and green lightsaber made of absinthe candy, along with chocolate orbs painted to resemble a galaxy far, far away.

The ‘Star Wars’ sweets take over the restaurant’s mignardises board, typically loaded with biscotti bits, candied nuts, and painted truffles.

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Hands down the collection’s most incredible confection is the highly detailed Millennium Falcon, which alone takes 15 to 20 minutes per piece to create. (Developed by Graves with the help of a Hot Wheels toy model, each of the white-chocolate spacecraft’s intricate molds requires 16 hours to handcraft.)

“I told servers if someone seems like a fan of Star Wars, we’ll send it out to them,” Graves told The Hollywood Reporter. So don’t be afraid to dress up like Luke or Leia—or even Chewbacca—if you do decide to go.
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All images courtesy of Faith and Flower via Instagram

 

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Cake Walk

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The American English term “cakewalk” was used as early as 1863 to indicate something that is very easy or effortless, although this metaphor may refer to the carnival game of the same name in referring to the fact that the latter’s winners obtain their prize by doing no more than walking around in a circle.[48] Though the dance itself could be physically demanding, it was generally considered a fun, recreational pastime. The phrase “takes the cake” also comes from this practice[49][50] as could “piece of cake”.[48]

One version of the cakewalk is sometimes taught, performed included in competitions within the Scottish-inspired Highland dance community, especially in the southern United States. [51]

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cakewalk

 

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Fun Cubed

The ‘Rubik’s Cube’ is most popular toy of all time and a staple to the popular culture of the 1980s. It was invented by and named after Ernő Rubik, a young Hungarian professor. erno-rubik-1He taught architecture at the time and had always been amazed by the complexities of structure and math. In an attempt to challenge his students, Rubik engineered a solid cube that could be twisted many different ways and not fall apart. As a handmade item, this was a difficult enough feat – but the real trick was the puzzle included in the toy. Each side was painted a solid color; twisting the cube randomly would rearrange the pieces, and the near impossible objective would be to work out how to put this cube back correctly again. It took Rubik himself over a month to figure out the solution to the problem he created. He had difficulty getting this toy patented and sold, however, facing many rejections from toy companies. However, once the toy took off and was able to get outside of communist Hungary, it defined a generation. It is estimated that one in seven people in the world have touched a Rubik’s Cube. Rubik continues to work as an educationist and is a board member of the Rubik’s company.

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Awards and Achievements

Beginning in 1980 and continuing for three consecutive years, he took home the prize of ‘Toy of the Year’ from many countries, including Finland, Sweden, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

                                                                                                                                                     First prototype made in 1975.

Trivia

There are exactly 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 ways for a Rubik’s Cube to be arranged. Only one of these is the correct solution to the puzzle invented by this famous personality.

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