On The Streets: Hottest tendencies from dreamy frocks to quirky baggage, Fashion Information & High Tales

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Staycay style

Wrap it up

Designers took the house outside and turned throws and blankets into cozy style statements. Whether plain, printed, plush or quilted, they can be casually tossed around your shoulders. Or grab a poncho with rustic prints for a rustic chic.

Visual escape

Indulge your wanderlust with accessories made of natural materials – basket, raffia and seaweed – that are reminiscent of airy beach vacations. Unexpected shapes make bags fun, while mixed materials add depth to the resort look.

Aztec equation

Geometric tribal prints get a new life when done with a maximalist slant. Lively color combinations, plush textures and patchwork prints increase the happy meter, while clear, classic silhouettes offset the exaggerated quotient for a super wearable look.

Local respect


How do you look modern with fringe decorations, woven tapestry details and beadwork of indigenous styles for everyday wear? Just don’t go through with it.

Choose one or two items – like a fringed cardigan or a bag with a native print – and combine them with upscale basics to really accentuate your look. Then mix golden balls with fun beads for a high-low mash-up.

Social identity

Houndstooth bag. PHOTO: GUCCI

Carry your culture with pride in contemporary wardrobe classics revamped with traditional textiles and heritage prints. Play with accessories like chinoiseries earrings or a bag with a houndstooth pattern.

Eyes spy


Traditionally worn to drive away evil juju, the evil eye jewelry has re-emerged this season as an emblem of protection, with iterations that are painted, enameled, and blinged-out.

Whether worn on the ears, on the neck, on the wrist or on the fingers, the talismanic Malocchio gives a touch of quirk and at the same time offers comfort in these uncertain times.

Garden walk


Vintage wallpaper-inspired prints are back, switching from old-fashioned to fashionable with a game of silhouette and texture.

Add some pizzazz to maxi lengths with pleats or go easy in a romantic, floating number with boots. Finish with extras that emphasize your personality.

MTV generation

Bucket hats


Popularized by rappers in the 1980s and an integral part of street fashion in the 1990s, bucket hats have overtaken trucker caps as a fashionable mainstay.

Pick one in a whimsical hue, then pair it with the rest of your outfit.

Graphic t-shirts

Graphic t-shirts. PHOTOS: NET-A-PORTER, GUCCI

Bring out your inner child with a loud and proud graphic t-shirt. Who knows? You might meet a kindred spirit and make a new friend.

90s pants

Comfort and swag with relaxed pants. PHOTOS: VIENNA, KOCH

Bring back comfort and swag with casual pants that sit high at the waist. Balance the silhouette with an elegant leather jacket and Chica hoop earrings, go all out with a color-coordinated hoodie or layer a short top and a boho shawl coat with lots of jewelry.

More than words


Do you have something to say? Scream it out with your outfit.

Throw a wink at the eatery, use a tagline to sum up the setting of the day, or make a statement with a …, well, statement bag.


Thom Browne’s Hector bag. PHOTO: THOM BROWNE

Do you love your furry munchkin? Don’t just say it, show it – with one of these cool finds. Regardless of whether it is a funny and chic basket bag or a printed t-shirt with a mutt embossing, the Bow-Wow-Club is sure to agree.

Bum bags


Bum bags, also called bum bags, are here to stay.

The convenience of strap it around your shoulder, wearing it over your shoulder, or having your hands free with one strapped around your waist gave this 90s magazine a fashionable renaissance.

Cell orchestra tries to convey cheer to Venezuelan streets | Arts & Leisure

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) – Orchestral music envelops the streets of a Venezuelan city every time a truck loaded with musicians drives through traffic last year, attracting the attention of drivers and passers-by who take photos and stare at the vehicle. The live performance is an attempt to give people a little break from the coronavirus pandemic and other hardships.

On a hot afternoon that week, the musicians climbed onto the platform of the truck and began playing with face masks as they traveled through Barquisimeto, a town west of the capital, Caracas. Her instruments included a cello, violins, and even a Steinway & Sons grand piano.

“Music can not only entertain us, it can also transform us, heal us and soothe our emotions,” said José Agustín Sánchez, a Venezuelan pianist, composer and conductor who started the initiative.

Before the show began, Sanchez reminded the musicians that their upcoming performance was a “musical disinfection” that could provoke a range of emotions in them and their audience. He told them to be ready to be yelled at, but also to see someone clap and cry.

The tour started in front of a medical school next to a hospital. Sanchez was conducting the mobile orchestra from his piano as the musicians were sweating under the midday sun. The orchestra played for hours many of the tunes he wrote as the composer for the Caracas Municipal Symphony Orchestra.

In Venezuela, more than 140,900 infections and 1,364 deaths have been confirmed from COVID-19. Experts believe the low number of cases compared to other countries in the region such as Brazil, Colombia and Peru is largely due to the isolation Venezuela has experienced for years due to a political, economic and social crisis.

Barquisimeto is also known as Venezuela’s “City of Music” as it is the hometown of several musical instrument manufacturers, musicians and composers in the country, including Gustavo Dudamel, the music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the USA, one of today’s great conductors.

Sanchez, 31, returned to Venezuela in 2017 after almost 11 years abroad. His travels took him to Tibet and Nepal, where, after several months of “exploring peace from the sound”, he decided to return to his affected country to deliver a message of unity.

He was out and about in Venezuela during the pandemic, playing on pickups, but also in medical facilities treating patients with COVID-19. His Instagram account contains videos of Sanchez wearing personal protective equipment from head to toe and playing the piano alongside patients and healthcare workers.

“It’s a worthy show, it’s beautiful,” said Zulay Chirinos Mariño, a 60-year-old Barquisimeto resident. “I have goosebumps.”

Associate press photographer Ariana Cubillos and writers Jorge Rueda from Caracas, Venezuela, and Regina Garcia Cano from Mexico City contributed to this report.

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Why a quick meals inventory could possibly be Wall Avenue’s subsequent quick squeeze

The stock of Jumping devil could soon live up to its name.

The growing brief interest in stocks in the west coast fast food chain appears to be preparing the stock for a brief press, Danielle Shay, director of options at Simpler Trading, told CNBC’s “Trading nation” on Friday.

“I like Jack in the Box here, but for a short-term option trade,” Shay said.

While the stock isn’t far from its all-time highs, which would normally prevent Shay from buying in, it made an exception due to the unusual activity. According to FactSet, Jack in the Box currently has 9.2% short interest.

“With something like that that has a short interest, it has the potential for short press and profit,” Shay said. “This is why I like to trade shorter term calls on the profit line. That way I can only take advantage of the dynamics of the profit report and the increase in [implied volatility]. “

For investors looking to trade longer-term in this space, Shay suggested the stock of MC Donalds.

“If you look at a weekly McDonald’s chart, it has been consolidating for a while. I think that consolidation is going to break out on the upside. I’m aiming for $ 240,” she said. “It’s more of a long-term trade so you can sell put credit spreads on a regular basis [or] Buy long calls 90-120 days. “

McDonald’s stock lost less than half of 1% on Friday at $ 213.90.

“Indoor restaurants will take a while,” Shay said. “People will worry that they can leave. They can’t open to full capacity. … For me personally, I’d rather focus on the fast-food chains whose model is already geared specifically towards drive-thru is. “

Limited-service restaurants are now a better choice than their full-service counterparts, agreed Piper Sandler’s Craig Johnson.

“There you start to see that some of the sales in the same store are really positive,” he said in the same interview with Trading Nation, pointing to a table of Chipotle Mexican Grill.

“This is a long-term winner. It’s a name we’ve had on our model portfolio for a while, and we still think it should be bought,” Johnson said, noting the stock was above its 50 and 200 Days moving averages lies in an upward channel and with strong performance compared to the S&P 500.

“This stock seems to have even more room to run,” he said. Chipotle finished trading 1% on Friday.

Johnson’s second choice was Chili’s parents’ stock Brinker International.

“On a weekly chart looking back a few years, you’ll see that you’ve finally reversed a downward trend from those 14’s highs and are now making new highs,” he said.

Brinker’s performance is also improving compared to the S&P and “confirms to us that something positive is happening here,” said Johnson. The Brinker share closed on Friday by about half, 1% lower.

“It looks like a lot of these restaurants are looking for another leg in really good tech,” said Johnson.

New York City restaurants reopened for indoor use on Friday at 25% capacity.

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