学习啦【英语文摘】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-08-27 12:46:51
The continued interest in wearable technology, means fashion and stylish design is becoming more important to hardware manufacturers. The latest company to merge the two industries is Hewlett Packard, which will team up with former Menswear Designer of the Year winner Michael Bastian to produce a new smartwatch.
HP isn’t the first name we think of when discussing cool, cutting edge design work – although it does make some sleek laptops – nor is it associated much with mobile devices these days. However, it has long been keen to re-enter the market, but seemingly unsure with what product to do so. The device probably won’t be HP branded, although it has been confirmed all the internal parts will be made by the firm.
Bastian and HP aren’t the only two names involved in the project. The watch is being teased by designer fashion website gilt.com, where we’re told the watch will be exclusively on sale during the fall. It’s described as a “timepiece featuring smart technology,” but little else is revealed on the teaser page.
Design inspired by luxury cars
According to other reports, Bastian’s design has been influenced by the dashboards inside luxury cars, and the 44mm case will be made of stainless steel, while the bezel will feature distinctive bolts. We can see these on display in the teaser image, along with some chunky vent-style buttons on the side.
A choice of three straps will be provided, ensuring you can match it to your outfit, and a special limited edition model in black will also be made. On the tech side, all we know is it’ll be compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones, which means it’ll have a proprietary operating system, and not Google’s Android Wear OS. Notifications will be displayed, you’ll be able to control your music remotely, and it’ll provide weather, stocks, and sports updates too.
It’s a brave company that decides to launch a new smartwatch during the fall, particularly one not running Android Wear, which is likely to power all major challengers to Apple’s rumored iWatch. Should it arrive, of course. According to GQ, Bastian’s watch will launch at the end of October, but no-one has talked about price yet. We’re hoping it’s going to be reasonable, but are fully prepared for it not to be. We’ll keep you updated.
FATTENING, PLEATED MAXI DRESS:
I feel like a Greek goddess in this halterneck maxi dress, but when I really look at my reflection, I realise that, sadly, I don’t resemble one. The halterneck that I believed was a failsafe flatterer makes my shoulders look broad.
I thought the loose shape would skim over my physique, but without a belt it makes me look shapeless. Perhaps if I were in my 20s, with slender arms, I might be able to carry off this dress. As it is, I just look as though I have rather a lot to hide. I’ve easily gained a stone just by putting this on.
SLIMMING, ILLUSION PANEL DRESS:
When even supermodels like Kate Moss wear illusion dresses to enhance their perfectly proportioned physiques, it would seem sensible to take notice. But I’ve never liked these dresses: they look a bit comical, somehow, and surely the optical illusion is too obvious to fool anyone?
But when Eliza finally convinces me to try this on, I really like it. It’s not too tight or revealing, but it is alluring. Importantly though, the dark panels at the sides definitely make me look thinner. A stone seems to have instantly vanished.
Bo Gilbert in Vogue at 100 proves age is just a number. She really enjoyed her photoshoot and the gorgeous clothes.
You hear it said often — that true beauty is ageless — but you don't see much evidence of the idea in popular culture, where the beauty ideal skews to the young, and the even younger.
While Vogue magazine has its annual age issue, which highlights accomplished (usually gorgeous) women of various ages, that's only once a year. And if you count the images, including advertising, there are precious few with anyone over 50 in them. But for British Vogue's 100th anniversary, the magazine features Bo Gilbert, a model who is as old as it is.
Gilbert lives in an assisted-living facility in England, and for her shoot she wore bespoke Valentino glasses, a blouse by Victoria Beckham and The Row pants over a Dris Van Noten coat, with shoes by Celine and a necklace by Lanvin.
Bo Gilbert居住英国辅助生活设施里，为了拍摄，她戴着定制的华伦天奴眼镜，身着维多利亚贝克汉姆套衫，The Row的裤子配一件德赖斯·范诺顿外套、一双赛琳鞋和一条朗万项链。
Over the past few years, as women have gained more power in both media and Hollywood, beauty standards are very, very slowly changing. We're now seeing some of our favorite actresses keep making movies into their 40s and 50s, even if there aren't that many roles for them; it's just another sign that there is still a long way to go.
"I do things that I think a lot of people wouldn't do at my age," says Gilbert.
That's definitely interesting, and inspiring, as we all grow older.