The Bold Scoop #5 :: May 30 - June 5

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day weekend (or the Spring Bank Holiday in the UK) marks the start of the summer season... cue panic over being out of shape and feeling like you have nothing to wear. For ideas on how to get your body summer ready check out Shape Magazine's 30 Day Countdown to Your Best Summer Body and Glamour's 6 Workout Moves You Need to Get in Shape. As for your wardrobe, this Monday is one of the best times this summer to pick up some warm weather staples. Most department stores are offering 40% off current season pieces while other big-name sites have discounts on sale items. Don't miss your chance to stock up on everything from flip-flops and bikinis to those off-the-shoulder tops you've been eyeing all spring.

14% of Americans are likely to take advantage of Memorial Day sales and the average discount offered is 60% to 70%. More than 36 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home while 57% of people are expected to BBQ at some point over the weekend. Memorial Day also marks the start of the hot dog season with estimated 818 hot dogs consumed every SECOND between now and Labour Day. I don't know about you but I'm getting extremely hungry.

Up Close and Personal
Keep reading for a list of some of the best Memorial Day offers. Also, don't forget to check back tomorrow for last minute additions.

Ann Taylor :: 50% off full price styles with code SUMMER50, 40% off sale styles
ASOS :: 20% off full price items with code HISUMMER
Banana Republic :: 40% off with code BRTAKE40, some exclusions apply
Barney's :: 40% off select items
BCBGMAXAZRIA :: 30% off dresses & clothing, 40% off footwear & accessories
Bergdorf Goodman :: 40% off select items

Club Monaco :: Take an extra 30% off sale items with code WARMER

Coach :: Up to 40% off
Farfetched :: Up to 50% off select items

Intermix :: Extra 40% off sale items

J.Crew :: 30% off select items with code WEEKEND
Joe's Jeans :: 25% off select items
Loeffler Randall :: 30% off select items

Madewell :: 20% off sale items with code META20
Mango :: 30% off everything with code 6SHOPPINGUS, some exclusions apply
Matches :: Up to 50% off
Moda Operandi :: Up to 50% off select items

Nasty Gal :: Take an extra 40% off sale items

Need Supply Co :: 70% off select items

Neiman Marcus :: Up to 40% off select items

Nordstrom :: 40% off through June 5
Old Navy :: 50% off shorts, tanks, tees & swim
Opening Ceremony :: 30-60% off select items
Pour La Victoria :: 50% off sitewide with code MEMORIAL50

Rachel Zoe :: 25% off sale styles with code EXTRA25
Rebecca Taylor :: 25% off sale styles with code EXTRA25
Saks 5th Ave :: Up to 40% off select items

Sandro :: 25% off sitewide

Shopbop :: Up to 40% off
SSENSE :: Up to 50% off

Theory :: 25% off sitewide with code SUMMER

Urban Outfitters :: 25% off select items

Below are a few of our favorite pieces that are on sale right now...

The Berlin fashion Film Festival has been celebrating the latest and most creative fashion, beauty and lifestyle films since 2012. This year's event runs June 2 to 3 and includes a number of international screenings, talks, presentations, panel discussions and Q&As. The 2-day event which has been described by the Italian Vogue as "the leading festival for branded video content focused on fashion, lifestyle and luxury" culminates with the annual BFFF Awards which honor the best and the brightest in the industry. One of last year's most memorable winners was Manuel Portillo's Love is On which was created for Revlon and received the award for Best Editing, see it here.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Devil Wears Prada, a movie that brought fashion back into the spotlight and cemented Meryl Streep as a fashion icon. The clothing used in the film cost more than $1 million in total, though thanks to a measly costume budget of just $100,000 the items were mostly borrowed from the various designers. The movie has a cult-following, much like the 1995 classic Clueless, and features its fair share of now-iconic pieces such as the $3200 Chanel thigh-high boots worn by Anne Hathaway's character.

Up Close and Personal
The Berlin fashion Film Festival is on June 2 and 3 at the Alte Teppichfabrik in Berlin. You can get your ticket here.

Keep reading for a list of panels, talks and films that we are most looking forward to...

June 2, 2016
10 am - Talk :: The Future of Fashion Film
Alex Whiting / Creative Producer / Vogue Video
Vogue Video's Alex Whiting will talk about fashion content as entertainment and its power to engage viewers. Looking at original shorts and documentary-based series, this talk is all about bringing a new point of view to the genre and seeing what actually works.

10:40 am - Case Study :: Fashion Goes Digital - Driving Transformation for Global Fashion Brands
Preethi Mariappan / Chief Creative Officer / Razorfish
From brand building and engagement to loyalty creation, digital content is shaping the future for fashion and beauty. This talk will showcase some of the hottest trends driving fashion forward from brand publishing to shoppable content, and influencer marketing.

1 pm - Talk :: Has Social Killed the Video Star?
Nick Stickland / Executive Creative Director / ODD London
With over 400 hours of film uploaded to YouTube every minute and 80 million images to Instagram per day, it's no surprise that the landscape and craft of film is being opened up to the masses. This talk will focus on the current generation of change and on Nick's belief that once the technology levels out creativity will shake off it's commodity status and rule once more.

4:40 pm - Talk :: Fashion Film, Technology and Next Generation Storytelling
Andy Lee / Senior Lecturer Film Practice / London College of Fashion
With 1.4 billion smartphones meaning so many of us carry a powerful camera and editing tool in our pocket, more intimate and wearable devices are now putting fashion even further at the heart of technology. This talk will reflect on these huge shifts in film production; how technology has influenced past fashion film making, what wearables might do to influence fashion narratives and how filmmakers and brands need to pitch themselves in this new landscape.

8 pm - Screening :: Slowing Down Fast Fashion
Global premier of a 60 minute film with Alex James, the bassist for Blur, who is on a mission to learn about fast fashion, cheap materials and low wages as well as the possibilities offered by sustainable fashion.

June 3, 2016
11:15 am - Panel :: As Seen On Video - The Fashion Perspective
Alex Whiting / Creative Producer / Vogue Video
Joseph Delaney / Programming Editor / Nowness
Justin Anderson / Director

Niccolò Montanari / Fashion Film Consultant
This panel which includes the Creative Producer of Vogue Video, an esteemed director who has collaborated with Armani, Agent Provocateur, Roksanda Ilincic, Richard Nicoll & Jonathan Saunders, and a Programming Editor for Nowness Magazine will focus on fashion video and how it's used for brand promotion. The talk is hosted by one of the creators of the Berlin fashion Film Festival, Niccolo Montanari.

1:55 pm - Panel :: How To Advertise To Millennials: The Dos and Don'ts
Rachel Waller / Global Director of Online Communication / Farfetch
Selena Schleh / Features Editor / Shots
Martin Drager / Managing Director Germany / Unruly
Michael Kittel / Founder & Creative Director / Kittel

Join the panel of experts in a discussion about how to advertise to millennials. They'll touch on social media & social video as well as on how advertising agencies and print media are changing their approach in today's increasingly social landscape.

Not in Berlin? Watch one of these iconic fashion movies for a bit of style inspiration. If you're in the mood for something a bit more serious, watch The True Cost which examines the textile industry and weighs in on the environmental cost of fast fashion.

2016 is the year of the retrospective and while Oscar de la Renta's closes its doors tomorrow (we scooped it for you last week) there is another newly opened exhibit that is worth a visit... Refined Irreverence at SCAD FASH in Atlanta is a look at Carolina Herrera and her classic style. The exhibition is the first museum showing of her work and celebrates the 35th anniversary of the House of Herrera. The show was curated by Rafael Gomes, SCAD director of fashion exhibitions, and includes just under a 100 garments, some of which have been worn by the likes of first lady Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Tina Fey and Sandra Bullock.

Carolina Herrera has famously said that her most favorite item of clothing is an evening gown though she is probably most known for her immaculately coiffed blonde hair and an ever-present white button-down shirt. She started designing clothes at the suggestion of her friend and then Vogue Editor-in-Chief Diana Vreeland, and has been on the cover of Vogue a total of 7 times. Despite what her refined demeanor would suggest, Herrera was a mainstay on the 70's nightlife scene and counted the likes of Jackie Onassis, Robert Mapplethorpe and Andy Warhol as close friends.

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The exhibition spans two museums with majority of the pieces on display at SCAD FASH (1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309) in Atlanta. The sister show is at SCAD’s Museum of Art in Savannah, GA, where the university’s main teaching facilities are located. 
SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion is open Tuesday to Sunday until 5 pm (8 pm on Thursday's). Refined Irreverence runs until September 25, click here for more information or book your ticket here.
Not in Atlanta? Read this for a closer look at the woman behind the brand and pre-order Carolina Herrera (released October 11) for an intimate look at her career as a fashion designer. The book includes an essay by J.J. Martin, a foreword by Suzy Menkes and countless archival images from the last 35 years.

The upcoming weekend will host both the women's and men's final at the French Open aka the Roland Garros. June 4 will see the women compete with Serena Williams hoping for her 22nd Grand Slam title which would tie her with the legendary Steffi Graf. On Sunday it's the men's turn to battle it out with both Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic still in the running for the gold. Many had hoped that this would be the year when Rafael Nadal makes a comeback but unfortunately the Spaniard had to drop out in the 3rd round because of a wrist injury.
Even if you're not a big fan of tennis, the clothing alone makes this year's tournament highly watchable. Adidas has dressed all of their athletes in a zebra print from the Y-3 range while Le Coq Sportif sponsored players are sporting short overalls... both a drastic deviation from the usually refined and elegant fashion choices of the French Open.

Fashion has long played an important role in tennis... before the advent of the short tennis skirt and spandex the courts were graced by women wearing lace-up corsets, court-length skirts, ladylike slippers, and even, on occasion, well-placed fur. The 40's saw the legendary Katherine Hepburn don high waisted shorts instead of a skirt while the Mod era of the 60's led to above-the-knee hemlines. 80's and 90's marked a move away from classic tennis whites and the introduction of lightweight breathable fabrics such as nylon and spandex. In the last 16 years the fashion has truly become part of the spectacle, in part thanks to the outlandish outfits favored by the Williams sisters but also because of brand endorsements which play an increasingly important role in today's tennis.

Up Close and Personal
Click here for the latest updates straight from Roland Garros. You can watch all the action live on ITV, ESPN or through one of these LiveStreams.
To find out more about why tennis is having a fashion moment read this and then shop our selection of everyday whites you can wear on and off the court.
👗 Diane von Furstenberg is back with a NYC sample sale after a 2-year hiatus... pick up brightly printed wrap dresses and other womenswear at up to 75% off. Sale runs from May 31 to June 5 at 260 Fifth Ave, NYC.

🍩 Friday, June 3 is National Donut Day... go ahead and have one (or three), you deserve it! Alternatively, pick up this summer appropriate strawberry frosted version that won't hurt your waistline.

📒 Porter, Net-a-Porter's entirely shoppable fashion magazine, is launching its Summer Escape issue on June 3 and Sienna Miller is on the cover. It's the perfect beach read if ever there was one.

Billboard Music Awards 2016 :: This year's show was all about performances... there was the 8 minute Britney medley, Madonna's polarizing tribute to Prince, Celine Dion's emotional rendition of Queen's Show Must Go On as well as showings by the likes of Pink, Kesha, Rihanna, Justin Beiber and many more. The Best Dressed title went to Ciara who co-hosted the night with Ludacris in 7 leg bearing outfits.
Ciara in a red velvet gown at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Ciara in a Phillip Plein silver chainmail gown at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Ciara in Phillip Plein
Ciara in a silver lace gown at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani
Celin Dion in a gold gown at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Celine Dion
Madonna and Stevie Wonder performing at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Madonna & Stevie Wonder
Demi Lovato in Chanel pants and trousers at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Demi Lovato in Chanel
Zendaya in a nude Calvin Klein skirt and top at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Zendaya in Calvin Klein
Ariana Grande in blue Atelier Versace at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Ariana Grande in Versace
Images via NY Times and - click for more

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