“Move last and take things” seems to be Facebook’s new motto.
Now the parent company’s top Snapchat clone Instagram Stories has hit 200 million daily active users, surpassing the last count of 161 million that Snapchat announced alongside its IPO. Instagram Stories launched in August, hit 100 million dailies in October, and 150 million in January, so it’s hardly slowing as it grows. Meanwhile, Instagram is getting faster at copying even Snapchat’s most technologically advanced features with a series of global iOS and Android updates. [MORE]
In a recently released report, Match.com - you know, of those insufferable commercials where not so lonely looking people who are not on any dating sites are made to realize that somehow every couple in their lives have met on Match.com, and thus they are not only needlessly single, but stupidly so - revealed just how singles spend on the "looking for love" journey.
The average annual amount? $1,596.
Though, of course, that's a national average taken from their survey. For a more metropolitan take, consider these city averages below! [MORE]
Festival season is upon us again! As you start packing your flower crowns and fringe vests and planning out which performances to go to, consider the increasingly notable parties happening this year. Cocktails, pop-up stores, awesome artists, and even a snow angel garden will keep the party going whether you are resting in between sets or you choose to skip out on the festival to have some fun off-grounds. [MORE]
Toby Smith, the original keyboard player for Jamiroquai, passed away this week.
Smith, who was 46 years old, was with the band from 1992 but left in 2002 due to "family commitments".
Jamiroquai news site Funkin wrote: "He set up a recording studio at his home, started producing cider with some friends, built up a love (and garage) of classic cars and was a keen horse rider. This is a very sad day for all Jamiroquai fans. Much love to his wife, children and the rest of his family."
Jamiroquai member Stuart Zender paid tribute to Smith on Instagram. [MORE]
Mosaic returns to Pacha Ibiza for a second year and the names joining Maceo Plex have been revealed.
The upcoming season will feature the likes of Nick Murphy aka Chet Faker, Royksopp, Jon Hopkins, Modeselektor, Levon Vincent, RØDHÅD, Ben Klock, Silent Servant, Lord of the Isles, Talaboman and more.
An emphasis will also be put on live performances, with Maceo Plex delivering a unique show, along with fellow live talents in Henrik Schwarz, Stephan Bodzin and Bicep.
The residency will take over the club every Tuesday from May 30 to October 3 as Pacha celebrates its 50th anniversary. [MORE]
While many members of the lucky sperm club may be living it up indefinitely, more and more millionaires, billionaires and beyond have been putting their parental foot down, kicking their kids to the monetary curb. Seriously though, when Bill Gates and Warren Buffett started 'The Giving Pledge,' calling upon their billionaire brethren to give away at least half of their fortunes to charitable causes and organizations, can you imagine how many teens lounging on pool swans, designer bikinis and Instagram shades at the ready, screamed their privileged little lungs off?
Whether they're giving it all away for a good cause, or just plan on spending it all on themselves, these dads are some rich ass dudes who are all about the tough love. [MORE]
New York City socialites love a black tie ball for a cause. Throw a theme in there and everyone is set. It's no wonder, then, that the Save Venice masquerade soirée remains one of the most well-attended and glamorous affairs of the year. On Friday, the likes of Poppy Delevingne, Lauren Santo Domingo, and Princess Olympia of Greece dressed their ballo in maschera best and partied the night away with Oscar de la Renta at the Pierre Hotel. This year's theme was "Dangerous Beauty," and from the glittering masks to the decadent decor by Bronson van Wyck, guests were certainly arrested by the stunning glamour of it all. The best part? It all supported Save Venice, which restores artwork and keeps the Italian city alive. Click through for an inside look at the night! [MORE]
This summer, Barcelona welcomes back Primavera Sound, a three-day long festival that highlights artists from across genres, focusing traditionally on hip-hop, rock and pop style artists for their line-ups.
For the first time this year, Primavera has shifted its focus to place a bigger spotlight on dance music acts with the newly introduced 'Primavera Bits', an extended physical space (beyond the Parc de la Pau to include the area next to the beach of the Fòrum, a natural environment of grass and palm trees just a few metres away from the Mediterranean Sea) and new stage that will host 62 acts and 18 hours of music daily.
The new addition allows for 10,000 more people to attend the festival and highlights artists like Jackmaster, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Avalon Emerson, Fairmont, Dixon and Âme, Ben UFO, Aurora Halal as well as live performances from Recondite, Fatima Yamaha, HVOB, KiNK and more. [MORE]
Last week, Hood by Air announced an immediate hiatus following news that founder Shayne Oliver will be leaving the company to join Helmut Lang. HBA may be gone too soon but we'll always remember the cult label's crazy runway antics. [MORE]
In case you're still going back and forth as to whether or not you'll be hitting the desert drug fest for sixteen year olds dressed like Native American Kylie Jenners that also happens to have music, Coachella, we may have the tipping factor right here for you.
Sweet Combforts will be making its sugary debut at the festival this year, ahead of opening its first location in late April at Trade Food Hall in Irvine. And let's just say, you're going to want to get ahead of these sure to be Instagram sensations.
From chocolate dipped and oreo covered to circus animal cookie crusted waffles, flip through for a delicious look at what will soon be blowing up your feed! [MORE]
Gorillaz are back. They returned to the live stage with a headline London show last month, and on April 28 their new album ‘Humanz’ will be released.
More good news is now coming out of the Gorillaz camp, with co-founder Jamie Hewlett announcing in an interview with Q Magazine that he is working on a 10-episode TV series about the virtual band, as well as “other things he never imagined when Gorillaz was born.”
He also revealed that Sade, Morissey and Dionne Warwick turned down the chance to feature as collaborators on the new album. [MORE]
Have you heard? It’s officially cherry blossom season. Depending on where you’re living in the world this can mean absolutely nothing but, for some foodie enthusiasts, privileged to reside in certain places this only means one thing: seasonal menus.
Select McDonald's locations in Japan are the latest to jump on the cherry blossom train. The fast-food chain released a fizzy Sakura McFloat to celebrate the season. Between the refreshing-looking pink bubbles, with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top, it just might be the prettiest little beverage on Instagram this season.
According to Tokyo’s Rocket News 24, the franchise has also released an ice cream-less version for those craving a sip of the cherry-flavored soda sans dairy. Despite the cherry-flavored foods and beverages sprouting up this season, it’s worth noting that in Japan, the sakura trees bear no actual fruit. Just lush, beautiful flowers that awash the city in stunning pinks. [MORE]
Another week, another chance for someone to get it completely wrong when it comes to body positivity. This time it was a swimwear designer from Massachusetts who set off a social media firestorm with her comment on InStyle Magazine's Instagram post of their May cover featuring Amy Schumer lounging in the pool. The Huffington Post caught up with designer Dana Duggan and asked her about her comment on the post. Duggan (posting from the "southshoreswimwear" account, which is now private) wrote: "Come on now! You could not find anyone better for this cover? Not everyone should be in a swimsuit." Needless to say, the Internet responded swiftly, calling Duggan out. "Well wtf are we supposed to wear in the ocean or pool?" one such commenter wrote. "Please do tell, cause last I checked, swimsuits were just that SWIMsuits, not to look hot in for the "perfect" body! [MORE]
Senior prom is usually the most memorable school dance in the lives of high school students, but junior prom attendees at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, CA got the surprise of a lifetime on Saturday night when a special guest showed up that will undoubtedly make their junior prom a lifelong memory. Junior Albert Ochoa attended the school event with a very special date on his arm: Kylie Jenner.
While Jenner kept her presence on the down low, refraining from posting it on social media, her arrival was well chronicled by attendees of the event held at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. Social media footage show the students going wild with excitement upon Jenner’s arrival. The 19-year-old reality star and makeup entrepreneur attended the event with her friend Jordyn Woods, though it is unclear if Woods attended as someone’s date or just tagged along with her bestie. [MORE]
You never want something until you can't have it. So, each week in The Sell-Out, we're getting the scoop from your favorite retailers on what's selling like crazy. Watch this space to find out what everyone's buying, sign up for wait lists, and keep tabs on restocks.
Last month, we called it: Tulle is having a major moment — a major Carrie-Bradshaw-approved moment, that is. These flow-y, princess-all-grown-up pieces are the perfect antidote to tougher trends, like army-inspired jackets and your favorite pair of sneakers, so they're shockingly versatile. And, it looks like people are starting to catch on, because this $20, mint-green H&M take on the trend has completely sold out online (the black one is still up for grabs, though!).
Between the lovely color and the even-more-lovely price, this midi was surely a crowd favorite. The good news, though, is that our friends at H&M say there are still plenty in-stores, so take this as your sign to run over to your nearest H&M sooner rather than later if you want to get your hands on one. That, or click ahead to shop some similar options just in time for skirt weather. [MORE]