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Lacoste reinvents the crocodile

first_img1. Lacoste 2. Lacoste 3. Lacoste 4. Lacoste 5. Lacoste 6. Lacoste 7. Lacoste 8. Lacoste 9. Lacoste 10. John Warren How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club Dictador 2 Masters Takes Luxury Rum to a New Level Lacoste makes its mark on fashion this year as it celebrates its 80th birthday. So naturally they asked iconic artist, Peter Saville, who has worked with everyone from Dior to Joy Division to help them, help you celebrate. Together they add a spin on what they do best – the Polo.Instead of changing the color, or shape, Saville went in for the brands crocodile ambassador. The 80th anniversary Holiday Collector N°8 series polo will remain white with a green crocodile. However, the crocodile logo will be transformed to take on different shapes. Its shape evolves into a doodle, blur or line version of itself pushing the boundaries of the brand’s identity. Two collections will be available that include the Holiday Collector series and a truly Limited Edition. Lacoste’s Holiday collector series consists of white polo’s for men and women with eight choices of “crazy crocodiles”. But the truly Limited Edition includes only 80 for women and 80 for men. Each will sport a completely unique logo and a certificate of authenticity signed by Saville himself.If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas for the man that leans towards preppy one of these makes a one-of -kind gesture. Lacoste honors its original polo exclusively made for the English football team by keeping white color and green logo. The brand only begun to add color in the 1950s. You can pick one of these up at any Lacoste boutique this November. Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar center_img Filson’s New Collection Honors Smokey Bear and the U.S. Fire Service Editors’ Recommendations The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits last_img read more

Principal Assistant Director of Communications

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter announced the appointments of the principal secretary to the premier and director of communications, today, June 23. Matt Hebb, who has been the principal assistant to Mr. Dexter for the past number of years, has been named the principal secretary to the premier. Shawn Fuller is director of communications for the Premier’s Office. Mr. Fuller was previously manager of research for Mr. Dexter. “I am happy to have such qualified people on my team as we face the challenges ahead,” Premier Dexter said. Both appointments are effective immediately. Communications Nova Scotia is assisting the Premier’s Office through its transition period by providing an interim press secretary. Janet Lynn McNeil will serve in that role until staffing is complete.last_img read more

Paris Mayor calls for ban on controversial comedian accused of antiSemitism

first_imgTHE MAYOR OF Paris has joined France’s interior minister in calling for comedian Dieudonne, whose vitriolic brand of humour targeting Jews has caused outrage, to be banned from the stage.Dieudonne has been part of France’s comedy scene for years, but while he started out with a Jewish comedian in sketches that mocked racism, he gradually veered to the far-right and alienated some fans with anti-Jewish comments his latest being a joke about gas chambers.Speaking on Europe 1 radio, Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe likened Dieudonne to a criminal who “defends crimes against humanity”.“We must ban the performances (of the comedian),” he said, echoing recent comments made by Interior Minister Manuel Valls.Dieudonne has been fined several times for defamation, using insulting language, hate speech and racial discrimination, and a provocative arm gesture he makes has been described as an upside down Nazi salute.Dieudonne argues that the horrors of the Holocaust are given too much focus to the exclusion of other crimes, like slavery and racism, and says his “quenelle” gesture merely represents his anti-establishment views.The gesture has landed several personalities in hot water, including footballer Nicolas Anelka, who used it to celebrate a goal.“SOS Racisme”, an organisation that fights racism, announced on Sunday it would take to court anyone who spread pictures of or did the “quenelle” in locations such as synagogues or Holocaust memorials “that leave no doubt” as to the anti-semitic nature of the gesture.Valls, meanwhile, has said he is examining options to ban performances by a man he brands as a “little trader of hate”, outraged by Dieudonne’s latest jibe against Jewish radio presenter Patrick Cohen.“When I hear Patrick Cohen speak, I tell myself, you know, the gas chambers… A shame,” Dieudonne had said in comments filmed secretly at a show and then aired on French television.Valls has also asked Dieudonne to pay some €65,000 euros he has run up in fines.Officials in several cities where Dieudonne is set to perform during a nationwide tour this month have also said they are trying to ban his show.And veteran Nazi hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld have called for a protest on Wednesday at a theatre in the western city of Nantes, where Dieudonne is due to perform.The controversy comes at a sensitive time for France, where racism has shot to the fore after the country’s black justice minister was the victim of a series of racial jibes — prompting President Francois Hollande to pledge intransigence on racism in his New Year’s address.© – AFP 2014Read: Anelka defends ‘quenelle’ gesture, says he’s not anti-Semitic >last_img read more