The Bold Scoop #14 :: August 15-21

Sunday, August 14, 2016




What?
Seven Kingdoms are coming to life... your HBO favorite Game of Thrones is going on tour. The musical and visual experience is set to include a full orchestra, choir and themed visuals from key scenes of the series as well as a 360-degree set with LED screens and flaming towers. The show’s composer Ramin Djawadi who will be conducting the orchestra told Billboard that the performance has been a few years in the making. “We really wanted to make it a special event. We wanted it to be an immersive experience so that when you’re walking into the [arena], you are in Westeros.” The 28-day tour will kick off on February 15, 2017 and tickets have just gone on sale.

Did-You-Know
According to TorrentFreak, Game of Thrones was the most pirated show of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2015 it had more than twice the illegal downloads of the second most pirated show, The Walking Dead.

Up Close and Personal
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience is touring the US starting February 15, 2017. Keep reading for a full list of dates. You can book your ticket here.

Can't wait for the live experience? Pick up a special 3-disc gatefold vinyl edition of the music from season 6, including the “Light of the Seven” - a memorable theme that introduced the piano to the Game of Thrones musical world and became such a fan favorite that it charted on both iTunes and Spotify around the world. Out September 30 and already available digitally and on CD.

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience is coming to the following cities...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Kansas City, MO :: Sprint Center

Friday, February 17, 2017
St. Paul, MN :: Xcel Energy Center

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Chicago, IL :: United Center

Monday, February 20, 2017
Detroit, MI :: Palace of Auburn Hills

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Columbus, OH :: Nationwide Arena

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Buffalo, NY :: First Niagara Center

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Uncasville, CT :: Mohegan Sun

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Philadelphia, PA :: Wells Fargo Center

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Washington, DC :: Verizon Center

Friday, March 3, 2017
Montreal, QC :: Bell Centre

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Toronto, ON :: Air Canada Centre

Monday, March 6, 2017
Boston, MA :: TD Bank Garden

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
New York, NY :: Madison Square Garden

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Charlotte, NC :: Time Warner Cable Arena

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Ft. Lauderdale, FL :: BB&T Center

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Tampa, FL :: Amalie Arena

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Atlanta, GA :: Philips Arena

Thursday, March 16, 2017
San Antonio, TX :: AT&T Center

Friday, March 17, 2017
Houston, TX :: Toyota Center

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Denver, CO :: Pepsi Center

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT :: Maverik Center

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Los Angeles, CA :: The Forum

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Las Vegas, NV :: MGM Grand Garden Arena

Sunday, March 26, 2017
Phoenix, AZ :: TalkingStick Resort Arena

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
San Jose, CA :: SAP Center

Friday, March 31, 2017
Seattle, WA :: Key Arena

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Vancouver, BC :: Rogers Arena

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Portland, OR :: Moda Center

*All dates, cities and venues are subject to change.

What?
Isabella Blow wasn't just a legendary magazine editor, muse to Philip Treacy and the woman who discovered Alexander McQueen... she was also famous for her unique sense of style and trendsetting ways. Her exquisite and quirky pieces by the likes of Julien Macdonald, Jeremy Scott, Hussein Chalayan as well as McQueen and Treacy are now on show at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition which is titled Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life was launched by Daphne Guinness who acquired Blow's entire wardrobe after the fashion icon's death and started the Isabella Blow Foundation.

Did-You-Know
Isabella Blow or Issie as she was known was a close friend and mentor of Lee McQueen. She famously purchased his entire graduate collection for ₤5,000, paying him back in weekly installments of ₤100, and helped him secure coverage in Vogue and Vanity Fair early on in his career. Perhaps it's rather poetic then that both ended up dying well before their time and by their own hand... Blow in 2007 and McQueen in 2010.

Up Close and Personal
Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life is on until August 28 at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia. Find out more about the show here.

The exhibit is open 10 am to 5 pm daily. You can book your ticket here.

For a touch of glamour get the High Tea Package and enjoy some afternoon tea at the Maas Cafe after you visit the exhibit. Get the details and pre book here.

For a peek at Blow's infamous style, check out this short film which was shot in 2013 (during the Nick Knight shoot for the Fashion Galore! exhibition catalogue) and features many fashionable faces in Blow's finest.

What?
The Rio Olympics are officially half way and there have been plenty of moments to remember... Michael Phelps added a few more golds to his name and became the most decorated Olympian of all time, Oksana Chusovitina earned the title of oldest gymnast in Olympic history at 41 years old, Novak Djokovic made a shock exit in round 1 of men's singles after he lost to Juan Martin del Potro, a French gymnast broke his leg in qualifiers, and Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten had a shock accident and fractured her spine. With a week to go, our eyes are on the closing ceremony which will take place on Sunday, August 21.

Did-You-Know
Before the 1956 Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne (which were also the first games some countries boycotted because of the Suez Crisis and Russia's invasion of Hungary) the closing ceremony had a march of nations similar to what we see during the opening of the games. John Ian Wing, then a student, made history when he wrote an anonymous letter to the IOC, suggesting that the closing ceremony should not be a traditional march with divided nations, but rather one where athletes from all the participating countries join together in unity. The idea was adopted and closing ceremonies have been that way ever since.

Up Close and Personal
The closing ceremony of the Rio Summer Olympic Games will take place on Sunday, August 21 at 8 pm BRT (12 am GMT). You can watch it live at 7 pm EST on NBC.

The show will include closing speeches, the lowering of the flags and the extinguishing of the Olympic cauldron. Football legend Pele is said to be making an appearance after he had to pull out of the opening ceremony at the last minute due to his health.
👖 90's are back... Tommy Jeans has launched a limited edition collection of throwback styles reissued from the brand’s archives. Tommy Jeans for UO is available exclusively at Urban Outfitters with prices starting at $45. We're obsessed with these Classic Blue Shorts!

🏅The US women's gymnastics team has already dominated in Rio - they won the team all-around gold and claimed both gold and silver in the individual all-around - but there are more medals up for grabs... individual events kick off today (August 14) with the vault and uneven bars, continue tomorrow with the beam and culminate on August 16 at 1 pm EST with the floor final. Little dynamo Simone Biles is on track to win 3 out of the 4.

🎽 Feeling inspired by all the action in Rio? Pick up workout gear from the Sweaty Betty limited edition London Edit and kickstart your training regime in fabulous fashion. Only 100 pieces of each style are available so don't waste any time. We love these Podium Shorts which are chic enough for everyday wear.

💄 NYC Sample Sales :: Barbara Bui is back with a mega sale from August 17 to 21 at 260 Sample Sale (150 Greene St, Soho). Expect sexy and sophisticated ready-to-wear, handbags and shoes... last year we picked up a gorgeous scuba dress at 75% off! For lovers of quirky makeup, Korean beauty brand Club Clio is also hosting a sample sale on the same dates at 11 W 14th St, NY... their Soo Ae Hanbang sheet mask is absolutely divine.

👙 London Sample Sale :: Brazilian brand SixtyNinety will be selling their fair-trade activewear and bikinis at The Hoxton Shoreditch (81 Great Eastern St, London) in a one day sample sale on August 20. The summer might be coming to a close but there will be plenty of other opportunities to rock a bikini (Hello winter getaway!) so this is your chance to stock up. Register for free here.


Best Dressed Of The Week :: Emma Roberts played it cool this week in a green Coach bomber and reminded us why this versatile and chic jacket is the way to go for fall. See below for our favorites to SHOP now.
Emma Roberts via Harper's Bazaar - click for more


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