Of Course Donald Trump Crashed the New Jersey MAGA Wedding

Donald Trump leaving the White House for Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster New Jersey.

Well, if you’re going to hold a “Make America Great Again”-themed wedding at Donald Trump’s own Bedminster golf club, you might as well brace for a presidential wedding crasher. The flattery and spotlight proved too tempting for a battered Trump to resist this weekend, as the president dropped in on a much-publicized MAGA wedding to greet the bride and groom.

Per TMZ, the New Jersey wedding of PJ Mongelli and Nicole Marie practically rolled out a red carpet for the commander in chief to make an appearance, between numerous invitations, a scrapbook of their fan encounters and social media pages splashed with adoration for Trump. Likewise, their 2017 engagement even took place at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, where the wedding itself was also held.

Trump, visiting the club for the weekend, dropped by the reception to greet the bride and groom. The New York Post adds that he was introduced to the couple, and even put his arms around them as the crowd broke into “USA!” chants. It is unclear if he stayed any longer, accommodating Mongelli’s reported request.

The reception hall was also said to be lined with flags reading “Trump 2020.” Amazingly, this wasn’t the only Trump-themed wedding making the social-media rounds in recent days.


Adidas Ensuring That All Their Shoes Can Be 100% Recycled into New Ones Without Any Waste

Image result for ShoesAdidas has already been making great strides to rid the world of plastic waste – and now they are taking it one step further by introducing a 100% recyclable performance running shoe that is “made to be remade.”

Sports footwear typically include complex material mixes and component gluing which result in a shoe that can only be downcycled.

After almost a decade of research and development, however, Adidas has refined the process to create the Futurecraft.Loop: a shoe that uses only one type of material and no glue.

Each component is made from 100% reusable TPU – it’s spun to yarn, knitted, molded and clean-fused. Once the shoes come to the end of their first life and are returned to Adidas – they are washed, ground to pellets and melted into material for components for a new pair of shoes, with zero waste and nothing thrown away.

The project is aimed at tackling the problem of plastic waste, enabling a “closed loop” or circular manufacturing model, where the raw materials can be repurposed again and again. But not just repurposed into a water bottle or a tote – but into another pair of high-performance running shoes.

In 2015, Adidas introduced the first footwear concept with its upper materials made entirely of yarns and filaments from reclaimed and recycled marine plastic waste and illegal deep-sea gillnets. In 2019, Adidas will produce 11 million pairs of shoes containing recycled ocean plastic through intercepting plastic waste on beaches, remote islands, and in coastal communities.

Adidas is now committed to using only recycled polyester in every one of their products and applications where a solution exists by 2024.

“Taking plastic waste out of the system is the first step, but we can’t stop there,” said Eric Liedtke, an Executive Board Member at adidas. “What happens to your shoes after you’ve worn them out? You throw them away – except there is no away. There are only landfills and incinerators and ultimately an atmosphere choked with excess carbon, or oceans filled with plastic waste. The next step is to end the concept of ‘waste’ entirely. Our dream is that you can keep wearing the same shoes over and over again.

“Futurecraft.Loop is our first running shoe that is made to be remade. It is a statement of our intent to take responsibility for the entire life of our product; proof that we can build high-performance running shoes that you don’t have to throw away.”

The first generation of Futurecraft.Loop is rolling out as part of a global beta program with 200 influencers from across the world’s major cities. Adidas is asking them to run, return the shoes, and share feedback on their experience ahead of the second-generation drop.

The insights will then be used to shape the roadmap for the wider release targeted for the spring or summer of 2021.

Tanyaradzwa Sahanga, who is the manager of Adidas’s innovation department, commented: “There were times when it didn’t seem like we could get over some of the technical hurdles – now we’ve made the first leap, the playing field has changed.

“We cannot create a circular future on our own, we are going to need each other. We’re excited to see this first step come to life as part of the beta launch.”


YouTuber’s DIY de-crease trick to make old shoes new goes viral – Watch

Things you require to get rid of creases on your shoes: something to stuff your shoes with such as old socks, newspaper or tissue paper, a small towel, an iron and some hot water.

YouTuber's DIY de-crease trick to make old shoes new goes viral - Watch

Many netizens tried the de-creasing trick and shared before and after images of their shoes.  |  Photo Credit: Twitter

Shoes look best when they are new. However, it breaks our heart when they wear out. A YouTuber’s do-it-yourself hack to remove the creases on your old shoes is now going viral.

The video is shared by Shantel Dé Bonsu and here are the things you require: something to stuff your shoes with such as old socks, newspaper or tissue paper, a small towel, an iron and some hot water.

You are now set to make your shoe crease-free again. All you have to do is just follow these simple four steps:

1. Stuff your shoes with old socks or newspaper or tissue paper to the point where you cannot see any more creases on your old pair of shoes. Once, you are done, press on the top of your shoes just to make sure that there’s no space inside.

2. Take a small towel and put it in hot water and then squeeze the water out to make the towel damp.

3. Place the towel on the top of the creases on your shoes.

4. Iron the towel. Make sure that you keep lifting the iron, else you’ll end up burning your shoes.

Keep in mind that the time to get rid of the crease depends on how bad it is. Watch the video here:

Many netizens tried the de-creasing trick and shared before and after images of their shoes


The Curious Case of Kanye West’s New Shoes

Today, Kanye West stepped out in Calabasas in typical Kanye fashion. He was fully decked out in Yeezy gear, including a prune-colored oversized T-shirt that was layered over a nubby long-sleeve shirt in faded indigo blue and trousers the shade of sun-bleached violets. The most eye-catching element of his outfit? A peculiar pair of ankle-hugging gray booties. With a paper-thin rubber sole that turned up towards the toe, the shoeswere unconventional to say the least. Were they scuba socks? Karate slip-ons? The details remain unclear. My colleague, Vogue Culture Writer Bridget Read, made the most astute observation: “They look like L.L. Bean insoles.”

Kanye West Wearing a Sock Shoe

The rapper and fashion designer has a history of flaunting bizarre footwear. Last August at the wedding of his friend 2-Chainz in Miami, West styled his Louis Vuitton suit with a pair of too-small pool slides that appeared to be borrowed from his wife Kim. (He would later defend his choice in a now-deleted Tweet, arguing that the awkward sandal-to-foot ratio was a traditional Japanese style. It wasn’t.)

Kanye West Wearing a Sock Shoe

Either way, West’s footwear isn’t totally out of the ordinary. Sock shoes have been around for quite some time—both Balenciaga and Vetements have released elevated versions of the style. It could be that the rapper is dipping his um, toeinto an entirely new Yeezy category.


Max Fashion plans to open 300 new stores in India by 2019-end

Max Fashion

Max Fashion is planning to launch 300 new stores in India by the end of 2019. The fashion retailer targets to become India’s first billion dollar fashion brand in the next three years.

Globally, Max has more than 400 stores across 19 countries. In the last two years, the brand has forayed into 50 new markets. It is further eyeing to enter 20 new markets in fiscal’20.

In India, Max Fashion has over 250 stores across 100 cities. The retailer looks to achieve a target of 500 stores by 2022.

Max Fashion is growing at 32% for the past 10 years. It aims to create over 20,000 new designs a year. The brand is targeting to close fiscal’19 at around Rs 3,600 crores in terms of sales.


How to Clean Velvet Shoes So They Look New

Detail of shoes, Street Style, Day 4, Autum Winter 2017, Paris Fashion Week, France - 03 Mar 2017

With their soft sheen, rich color and elegant flair, velvet shoes add a luxurious touch to any woman’s wardrobe. But with such a fine fabric, special handling is required. The material is particularly vulnerable to inclement weather and spills, which can leave behind unsightly marks and cause the fabric to become crushed and matted — leading to bald spots over time.

Thankfully, it’s actually quite easy to get them looking like new despite water, mud and any other random stains you may encounter. As a rule of thumb, you’ll want to avoid wearing velvet shoes in rain or snow, as they’ll be harder to salvage in this case. However, there are ways you can make them more resilient against the elements, such as using a protective spray. Read on to learn our simple tips for cleaning velvet shoes and preventing future wear and tear.

For Dirt and Mud Stains

1. Let your shoes dry out.

If your shoes are caked with mud, it’s important to let the velvet dry completely before trying to clean the stain. Mud is much easier to remove from the surface when it’s dry.

2. Use a brush to remove dirt.

When your shoes are completely dry, use a toothbrush or other soft brush to remove excess dirt or dust. Make sure to brush in the direction of the nap to restore its sheen. Brushing the shoes after every wear is also a great way to keep dirt to a minimum and prevent the nap from getting crushed.

For All Other Marks and Spills

1. Blot excess moisture.

Lightly dab at the wet stain to soak up excess moisture. Do this as soon as possible to prevent the stain from setting.

2. Make a gentle cleaning solution.

For an easy DIY-solution, mix water and dish soap in a small bowl. Alternatively, you can try a combination of lemon juice and two tablespoons of baking soda. Fill the bowl with lemon juice until you get a considerable amount of foam on the top (this is important for the next step).

3. Use a soft cloth to the apply the solution.

Once you get a foamy consistency, skim a soft cloth over the suds or foam — so as not to get the velvet too damp — and gently wipe the affected area. Avoid rubbing the solution into the velvet and stick to long straight movements to keep the nap in place. Let the shoes air dry.

5. Protect against future stains with a protective spray.

While it won’t make your shoes completely waterproof, it’s a great idea to apply a protective spray to your velvet shoes to prevent future stains. Scotchgard’s top-rated Fabric & Upholstery Protector is safe to use on velvet (you can find this out by checking the manufacturer’s instructions on products designed for leather or suede).