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Nintendo has teamed up with Uniqlo to release a clothing line based on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

As reported by zeldatears-of-the-kingdom-clothing-range-is-coming-to-uniqlo/” class=”jsx-955973305 underlined”VGC, the collection of six t-shirts is so far only announced for Japan but will be released on April 26, 2024 and cost ¥1,500 (around $10) each as part of Uniqlo’s UT brand.

“This is an original collection only available at UT which expresses the [Tears of the Kingdom’s] magnificent world view, unique characters, and memorable scenes and lines as t-shirts and incorporates them into the design.”

Tears of the Kingdom x Uniqlo

One black t-shirt has silhouettes of Link and Zelda with the phrase “please lend him your power” between them, and the Tears of the Kingdom key art on the back. Another one, this time tan, features koroks hiding behind the pocket, and one sneaking away on the back too.

Tears of the Kingdom was one of the biggest games of 2023, both critically and commercially, as Nintendo announced the Breath of the Wild sequel sold 10 million copies within three days.

In our 10/10 review, IGN said: “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an unfathomable follow-up, expanding a world that already felt full beyond expectation and raising the bar ever higher into the clouds.”

And for help with everything Tears of the Kingdom, take a look at our Tears of the Kingdom Walkthrough and Guide about making your way through Hyrule.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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Everyone knows that, from an investment standpoint, buying art is a gamble. If you get the right work at the right price, and sell at the right time, you might reap huge profits. But many people never recoup what they spend.

Timing is everything.

Right now, you can often find a painting, a drawing, or a sculpture at auction for a fraction of what it would cost at a gallery. Still, art dealers keep asking—and buyers keep paying—steep prices for new works. Why?

Collectors often describe themselves as addicts, driven by a passion for art, the excitement of the chase, and the risk involved. The prestige of having access to something coveted by many others is a potent aphrodisiac, and blue-chip galleries know how to offer an ultra-exclusive experience (more on that later).

Installation view of “There Is Always One Direction” at the de la Cruz Collection. Photo courtesy of the de la Cruz Collection, Miami.

Installation view of “There Is Always One Direction” at the de la Cruz Collection. Photo courtesy of the de la Cruz Collection, Miami.

But what happens when a collection filled with once-desirable artists has to be resold at a time when prices for those artists have plummeted? Such is the case with the de la Cruz collection, which will go on the block at Christie’s this spring, following the death of its founder, Rosa de la Cruz. Even before her death, de la Cruz and her husband Carlos had been selling art, sometimes for far less than they once paid, as I have previously reported.

The de la Cruz trove is estimated to generate more than $30 million, a fraction of what it was worth several years ago, when the couple could have reaped more than $100 million in profit on their investment, according to dealers. Their patronage elevated many careers. But in recent years, prices for several key artists in the collection—including Sterling Ruby, Wade Guyton,

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Luke Haines, left, and Mike Davis sell vinyl and jam band-themed art and merchandise at Lovelight Records and Art in Clintonville.

Mike Davis is a self-taught, multimedia artist and graphic designer, immersed in art via clothing, paintings, trinkets and more. Luke Haines grew up with a mother who was a painter, “hanging out in galleries mostly in Portugal,” but is more musically oriented, thanks to 30 years of collecting records and DJing. Both love sharing their passions of art and music with other people so much that they decided to open an art and record shop together. In early November, Lovelight Records and Art was born, embodying art, culture and community in eclectic Clintonville. 

Tell me about your art shop. What inventory is housed there, and why is it important for you to support local vendors?  Davis: Lovelight is the brick-and-mortar home base for Parking Lot Art, my brand. I show my original pieces gallery-style and offer all my merchandise in a market/retail style. I’ve got everything from hand-drawn originals and hand-painted flat-brims to backpacks, coffee mugs and stickers. 

Supporting local vendors is a way for us to show love for the community that we live in, to raise people up who have incredible passion and skill in whatever they create and give them an opportunity to be seen in a retail setting. 

What makes your hats, sweatshirts, records, etc. so special?  Haines: I go for a highly curated approach to the record side of things. We have a fair number of classics that you would expect to find in any store, but there are also a lot of rarities that you don’t see every day. I love it when I can get someone hooked on an artist that they have never heard of before. Often purchasing a record from me comes complete with an anecdote or some weird factual tidbit. 

What are your plans for 2024?  Davis: A collaboration

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No one is exempt from the realm of fashion. A simple choice of clothing says an incredible amount about a person’s style, tastes, culture and emotional state. In truth, fashion is a silent storyteller, an art form woven into our daily lives — one that is ultimately inescapable. Though, in Hanover, where the winters are dreary and students are overrun by their readings, it’s often difficult not to dress for comfort over style. Or dressing in regards to the fashion around us. 

Fashion et cetera, though, is attempting to fight back.

According to club president Joshua Vorbrich ’24, Fashion et cetera aims to transcend the social, cultural and weather limitations on clothing in Hanover and provide a space for artistic expression through the medium. 

“Dartmouth doesn’t have any fashion programs, so one of the main goals of this club is to fill that [artistic] void and be a space for creative people who are passionate about fashion to embrace those aspects of their personality and pursue those interests,” Vorbrich said. 

Josephine Boutte ’26 said she joined the five-person Fashion et cetera board her freshman spring. She has been involved ever since.

“We all collaborate on everything, which is great, because we all have great different perspectives, and it’s not always one person doing the same thing,” Boutte said. “We also have extensions, who are people that want to do makeup or help with lighting for the shows.”  

Boutte said Fashion et cetera — which meets weekly —  commences its termly meetings by discussing whether members want to organize a show during the term. From deciding a theme to finding a fitting venue, shows typically involve a lot of planning. Boutte added that the group tends to focus on organizing a single, extravagant show. 

Boutte said the first part of staging

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LONDON — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then surely a painting by the artist John Singer Sargent accompanied by the dresses worn in his portraits are worth a million words — or pounds.

Sargent and Fashion” at the Tate Britain, on until July 7 — based on “Fashioned by Sargent,” which opened at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in 2023 — takes into account the garments that are featured in his paintings.

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It’s the first time the London-based museum has used fashion on this scale in one of its exhibitions.

“What’s fascinating about some of the pairings that we have between the paintings and costumes is that they have not been in the same space since Sargent’s studio,” said Chiedza Mhondoro, assistant curator at Tate Britain.

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“Sargent and Fashion” installation view with “Miss Elsie Palmer,” 1889-90 and House of Worth dresses.

The MFA’s Croll senior curator of American paintings, Erica Hirshler, conceived the idea of the exhibition after being invited to give a paper at the Petit Palais in Paris in 2016 focusing on the fashion in Sargent’s paintings.

“They had an exhibition about Oscar Wilde, with a symposium about the dandy as a type. I presented my paper about Sargent’s portraits of men and then began to think about the clothes in his work and what they said publicly. I proposed this exhibition in 2017 and have been working on it ever since, with some delays during COVID[-19],” she said in a WWD interview last year.

Pairings in the exhibition include a portrait of “Lady Sassoon” from 1907 with a black opera cloak; “Miss Elsie Palmer” with a white House of Worth dress; an acid green House of Worth dress with a painting of “Mrs Joshua Montgomery Sears”; “La Carmencita,”

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Bob Schieffer retired from the anchor desk nearly a decade ago, but he never walked away from the news.

When confronted with the startling global and political developments of the past several years, the television journalist who spent more than a half century at CBS, including almost 25 years as the moderator of “Face the Nation,” took to a different medium — oil paint.

The resulting 25 works of art are featured in an exhibition set to open on Saturday at the American University Museum in Washington. The title, “Looking for the Light,” is inspired by the poem that Amanda Gorman recited at President Biden’s inauguration, but it also reflects what Mr. Schieffer sees for the nation’s future despite paintings that depict some of the darkest moments in recent history.

The paintings, a mix of images and text ripped from the headlines, include depictions of the assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2020 protests after the death of George Floyd.

This is the first solo exhibition for Mr. Schieffer, 87. He has had little formal training but has had years of practice since his talent was first nurtured by his grandmother. As a child, he would sit with her on her front porch in Texas and draw the cows.

His recent work was painted from a tarp-covered corner of the sunny dining room that his wife, Patricia, allowed him to claim as his studio early on in the pandemic. During an interview in that makeshift studio in his art-filled condominium in Northwest Washington, Mr. Schieffer acknowledged that some of his most evocative work might be seen as provocative.

But Mr. Schieffer, who spent 23 years as the anchor of the Saturday edition of the “CBS Evening News,” said he still thought

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The fall 2024 collection is Bahareh Ardakani’s third turn on the ready-to-wear wheel, and she is just starting to hit her stride.

The Swedish designer is sticking with the strong shapes and crisp-cut tailoring in her couture collections, which she has shown on the runway each July. Shoulders have become a signature, and here she used them to sharp effect while blowing up the sleeves to “Poor Things” proportions on covetable outerwear.

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It had all the drama and none of the damage, as the entire collection was Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)-certified. Ardakani is obsessed with the small things, down to the biodegradable fusing on the linings, and all the leather was vegetable-tanned. The dedication is in the detail.

She defined it as “new luxury.”

“It’s a bit private,” she said. “[Clients] care about the look and feel of the piece, the way it’s shaped and that it’s cool, but also like the attention to all the details. This woman wants to know what she’s buying.”

Ardakani set out to build the most sustainable collection she can, which was part of the reason it has been a slow burn. It was her first collection to achieve the certification on all pieces, and this is the first season she is welcoming buyers.

It was a streamlined, mostly muted palette of black and tan, with some pops of her signature jewel-toned purple on an organic silk pussy-bow blouse, and a dark denim duo with a striking, side-zip collar. Her modern take on the tuxedo jacket was done up in jacquard with an asymmetric hem.

Pleating was also a staple for how she builds structure into a garment, and she used it on architectural jackets cinched at the waist, and on the backs of trenchcoats to create volume that fell

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We are so used to modern clothes that we don’t even remember that they are made from dyed fabrics. But when you find out what this paint is created from, you will be unpleasantly surprised. Meanwhile, a dye that is sustainable for the environment and human health has already been created.

To make our lives more varied and colorful, as well as to demonstrate their social status, people first began dyeing fabrics thousands of years ago. Then they used natural pigments obtained from plants, fruits, animals and minerals. This was the case for centuries, but with the development of science and industry in the 19th century, artificial chemical dyes began to appear and be widely used. Now almost all modern clothing is dyed with synthetic dyes. To reduce costs, modern industry chooses the cheapest dyes, which are produced today using a complex synthetic method from numerous compounds. And when buying some new T-shirt or jeans in a chain store, we no longer think that these fabrics are dyed and what these dyes are made of.

One of the substances that is most widely used to create textile dyes is carbon black. It comes from the black soot that remains after partial combustion of oil or gas. This soot contains components such as benzene and naphthalene, which are considered “possible human carcinogens” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Naphthalene can cause problems with the blood, liver and pancreas. And the effect of benzene on the body can affect the bone marrow, causing leukemia, aplastic anemia, and other blood diseases. After IARC classified carbon black as a possible carcinogen, beauty brands were forced to remove it from eyeliner. In addition to all this, the industrial process of dyeing clothes itself produces a lot of waste and polution 

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Kelly Rowland’s “Mea Culpa” dropped this weekend on Netflix, and the internet has been abuzz with audience commentary. As with many movies, this one brought out the film and culture critic in us all.

The premise of the erotic thriller is a beautiful, wicked-smart defense attorney (Kelly Rowland) starts working on a high-profile murder case despite her husband’s and family’s wishes. While she attempts to focus on proving her client Zyair’s (Trevante Rhodes) innocence, she is eventually seduced by his charm and goes through a rollercoaster of twists and turns as only Tyler Perry can ideate. The story ends with Kelly’s character, Mea, questioning everything.

Kelly’s character’s biggest crime is one of fashion.

Opinions on the film have varied, from ’10s across the board’ to comparisons with Tubi classics. And while many of us may have to agree to disagree, the fact remains that the movie has people talking. A lot.

One common theme that frequently comes up is the memorable fashion throughout the film. Kelly Rowland’s “Mea Culpa” is as mentally stimulating as it is closet inspiring.

One of Kelly’s character’s biggest crimes is one of fashion. Because she kills it every time she walks on screen.

See the best style moments from Kelly Rowland’s “Mea Culpa.”

When we first meet Mea, she is at therapy, sitting pretty in a sophisticated long-sleeve black midi-length dress. Her dress is body-hugging and luxe with a unique angled cutout collar design. A black crocodile-skin clutch with a shiny gold strap and a black wool coat lay beside Mea on the couch.

Even at therapy, Kelly’s character brings her A-game, foreshadowing the parade of fashion ‘lewks’ that continues for the next 120 minutes. As the story

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The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia’s 15th annual Art with Heart Gala is quickly approaching with what is described as the non-profit’s largest event of the year.

The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Lanier Technical College’s Ramsey Conference Center in Gainesville. 

The gala, presented by Genesis Biosciences, provides critical funds for animals in the shelter’s care and community.

“It is an art auction, both live and silent auction items,” Humane Society Executive Director Allison Mayfield told AccessWDUN. “It’s probably one of the biggest art auctions in the city. We also have a great dinner planned, some fun games planned. We have a dance floor this year … we probably have about $80,000 worth of items to bid on.”

The art auction will end at about 9:30 p.m. The attendee with the best Met Gala-inspired costume will also win a prize.

“It raises about $250,000 [annually] that goes into the care of the animals that we take in,” Mayfield said. “We take in about 1500 to 1700 animals every year.”

Mayfield said they were expecting about 400 people for the 15th annual event. She said the event is also important when it comes to public awareness.

“A lot of people still don’t even know that we’re around, or they confuse us with Hall County Animal Services,” Mayfield said.

Tickets are available now by clicking here.

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