Macy’s Stamps Misa Hylton As An Icon Of Model With A Fall Capsule Assortment

If anyone deserves to be an “Icon of Style” it definitely is Misa Hylton. The fashion architect has been at the forefront of fashion, music and culture for more than 25 years.

The mother of three is best known for reshaping the style of hip hop and R&B and bringing it to the looks we admire today. From Lil Kim’s daring purple clam pie to Mary J. Blige’s signature 90s homegirl hip-hop glam that we still love. In all fairness, as a true icon in the fashion game, Hylton has been signed, sealed and delivered.

Recognizing Hylton’s contribution to transforming fashion In something that is bold, relatable, and iconic, Macy’s has tapped black visionaries like Zerina Akers, Aminah Abdul Jillil, Allen Onyia, and Ouigi Theodore to create a fashionable capsule of must-have fall items that draw from their unique perspective and dynamism inspired are style.

“Fashion is constantly evolving,” Hylton says exclusively to ESSENCE. “I am delighted with the recognition, attention and opportunity that stylists and designers of color are now receiving. It is an honor to be named a style icon, it feels incredible to be part of fashion history. ”

Durand Guion, Vice President of Macy’s Fashion Office, highlighted the diverse creatives in the fashion industry: “We’re excited to celebrate black excellence and reinforce the voices and exceptional talent of five black creatives,” he says.

He continues: “We use this moment to tell their stories and offer our fashion-loving customers exclusive one-offs that help them express their personal style.”

Inspired by color, prints and hip-hop style, Hylton brings the volume up with upscale loungewear with bold, novel patterns and unmistakable energy. Hylton adds, “It was also important that I include my Japanese and Black cultures in order to express the aspects of my imagination.”

Take a look at some vibrant pieces that we will be adding to our collection.

Misa Hyltons Collection is available now at Macy’s at prices up to $ 150.

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NZXT Releases Modern Capsule USB Microphone For Model-Aware Twitch Streamers

NZXT capsule USB microphone

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I recently reviewed the NZXT Streaming Plus PC, so it is only fitting that the stylish system integrator unveiled its first streaming microphone just a few days later.

The NZXT Capsule, a cardioid USB microphone that retails for $ 129.99, is marketed as “plug-and-play” and has “nothing to configure” out of the box. You can order the capsule in either white or black, and if you like it extra chic, you can combine it with the newly released low-noise Boom Arm. The companion accessories, which are already sold out on the NZXT website, cost an additional $ 99.99.

The capsule offers features such as 24-bit audio, a pre-configured gain level (which you can set yourself) and a cardioid polar pattern that claims to “capture your voice and nothing else”. There’s also an internal shock mount, internal pop filter, and what appears to be a metal construction.

Early reviews for the capsule seem promising so farMany testers praise the recording quality and the simple installation of the device. The higher price tag, especially when compared to other similar mid-tier USB mics, as well as the lack of extensive on-board adjustment dials seem to be the main drawbacks so far.

The capsule should, at least in terms of first impressions, be a solid choice for gamers and streamers who don’t get lost in professional audio details and want (generally) good audio quality coupled with plug-and-play simplicity. Plus, after the first few pictures, the NZXT aesthetic seems to largely shine through. If that minimal, clean visual stimulus is your thing, this might be a peripheral that you should check out.

I should get a capsule tester soon, so hands-on reviews will be released shortly. It will be interesting to see firsthand if this mic is a worthy addition to NZXT’s existing line of streaming pre-build PCs.

Maybe a NZXT webcam is in sight? Speculation wouldn’t be far-fetched.

‘Dancing With the Stars’ — Staten Island-style — on the Alice Austen Home | Time Capsule: Staten Island

For several years, Staten Island had its own version of Dancing With the Stars, the hit ABC TV series that is still going strong after 15 years. It was a glittering gala at the Alice Austen House Museum in Rosebank.

June 14, 2008: Former South Shore Councilor Fred Cerullo and dance instructor Betteanne Fox dance the rumba one night with Dancing With the Stars.Staten Island Advance

The chic format saw local celebrity dancers paired with professional instructors strutting their things against the picturesque panoramic backdrop of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor. But Seaview’s Colony Hall only offered an alternative setting when it rained.

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June 14, 2008: Aurelia Curtis and Kelly Gilmore dance the salsa during the Alice Austen House Museum’s annual fundraising gala “Dancing With the Stars”.Staten Island Advance

The proceeds from the soiree went to the Alice Austen Museum, a national historic landmark called “Clear Comfort” and the former home of renowned photographer Alice Austen, who allegedly cut a pretty good carpet herself.

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June 14, 2008: Fran Reali and Kelly Gilmore dance the tango.Staten Island Advance

Cocktails flowed and appetizers were served under a lush tent, followed by polished performances, dinner and dancing – all on the luxurious lawn by the water.

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June 20, 2009: Terry Tarangelo and Kelly Gilmore dance during the “Dancing With the Stars” gala at the Alice Austen House Museum at Seaview’s Colony Hall.Staten Island Advance

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June 20, 2009: Anthony Ferreri, Retired President of Staten Island University Hospital, and Maria Dorman dance during the Alice Austen House Museum’s “Dancing With the Stars” gala at Seaview’s Colony Hall. (Staten Island Advance / Bill Lyons)Staten Island Advance

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June 20, 2009: Betteanne Fox and Robert Cutrona Sr. speak at Colony Hall, Sea View.Staten Island Advance

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June 20, 2011: Donald DeRosa and dance teacher Marisa Calabrese Shelley strut for an evening with “Dancing With the Stars” at Alice Austen House.Staten Island Advance

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June 20, 2011: Dance teachers Jeff Shelley and Donna Maxon perform during “Dancing With the Stars” at the Alice Austen House Museum.Staten Island Advance

The participants, adorned in their best splendor, paid homage to the big band era, with optimistic swing and other surprises that were part of the evening prize – judges recognizable in front of a jury.

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June 14, 2012: Rehearsals at the M&J Ballroom Dance Studio owned by Marisa Calabrese-Shelley and Jeff Shelley in Dongan Hills are in full swing when “Dancing With the Stars” shows up at the Alice Austen House Museum in Rosebank. From left: dance instructors Vincent Laraia, Jeff Shelley and Maria Dorman, celebrity dancers Paul Scamardella, dance instructors Marisa Calabrese Shelley and celebrity dancers Cory Shifter.predicted Iceland

Rather than picking a winner, they offered wise observations and praised the dancers for their innovative dance style, grace, poise, and stage presence.

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June 23, 2012: Corey Shifter dances with instructor Marisa Calabrese Shelley on an evening of “Dancing With the Stars” at Alice Austen House.Staten Island Advance

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June 23, 2012: – Attorney Lisa Giovinazzo dances with instructor Jeff Shelley at Alice Austen House.Staten Island Advance

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June 23, 2012: Lillian Lagazzo dances with instructor Jeff Shelley at Alice Austen House.Staten Island Advance

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June 23, 2012: Gina Biancardi, founder and president of Casa Belvedere, dances with partners Vinny Laraia and Jeff Shelley at “Dancing With the Stars”.Staten Island Advance