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On Running Shoes Picked Up by Dover Street Market

On, the buzzy Swiss running shoe brand, is being added to the buzzy Dover Street Market.
On May 7, Dover Street, along with a few other key sneaker retailers including Bodega and Shoe Gallery, will launch Cloudnova, a new model intended to be worn for all-day comfort that still offers performance features.
The shoe features the company’s proprietary CloudTec cushioned sole and its Speedboard molded plate that adds spring to every step. The sneaker is designed like a sock and is available in either a black or white option. It will retail for $149.99.
“Performance used to borrow from fashion; now fashion borrows from performance,” said On cofounder David Allemann.
Starting today, customers can log on to the On web site and sign up to be the first to purchase the limited-edition sneaker. Winners will be notified on May 7.
On, like many other running shoe brands, has actually been benefiting since the pandemic and the mini-running boom that has emerged amid worldwide work-from-home orders, the company said, adding that even though its brick-and-mortar retail partners are closed, its e-commerce site has seen an uptick in sales.
On was founded 10 years ago by former professional triathlete Olivier Bernhard, who approached his friends Allemann and Caspar

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A Growing Resource During Pandemic, the COVID Help Network

The COVID Help Network continues to grow as state governments, facilities, businesses and organizations across 32 states have been utilizing the platform.
“It’s to help connect folks within the medical community, to hospitals directly, to governors directly,” said filmmaker Mark Kassen. “We were able to build a piece of technology that could handle a lot of traffic.”
Working with engineers, Kassen’s production company, Like Minded Media, is behind the operation in partnership with Masimo, a medical technology company, and the Patient Safety Movement, an organization working to eliminate “preventable harm and death in health care” globally. By linking health-care establishments and state governments with companies, the endeavor is facilitating communication and aid during the coronavirus pandemic.
“We were at the center of a couple of communities that wanted to help each other, and so we started off just referring people from one industry who could help people in another industry and that started to grow,” he said. Kassen’s mother is a nurse, and his father was a pharmacist. “I have a soft spot for health-care workers, as we all, I’m sure, do in our own way.”
Using covidhelpnetwork.com, governments, facilities and businesses are able to search by state or need, depending on the objective.

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Marvel and Jewelry Label GLD Enter Licensing Agreement

Fans can now proudly show off their allegiance to Spider-Man or Captain America, thanks to a new deal between jewelry lifestyle label GLD and Marvel Entertainment.
As per the terms of the multiyear licensing agreement, Marvel has granted GLD access to its catalogue of intellectual property, including characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The GLD x Marvel collection will range in price from $79 to $99 and will be comprised of pendants featuring Marvel characters on designs in solid gold and precious stones.
GLD is also offering fans the opportunity to vote for which 10 characters or groups should be released first among Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Gamora, Groot, Loki, Vision, Venom, Hydra and Thanos.
Characters like Iron-Man, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Gamora and Groot will be represented by their faces, while the remaining characters are represented by their weapon or symbol.

Black Panther, one of many Marvel superheroes that may appear in the first GLD x Marvel collection. 
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According to the brand, the partnership had been in discussion for one year. The license covers all characters from the Marvel Universe, including comics, television shows and video games.
Founded by Dan Folger and Christian Johnston,

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Brooks Brothers to Stop Selling Product Made From Exotic Skins

Brooks Brothers will no longer sell products made from exotic animal skins such as crocodile, ostrich and lizard.
In thanks, PETA, the animal rights group, sent the company a box of vegan crocodile-shaped chocolates.
“Behind every crocodile- or snakeskin item is an animal who experienced a violent, bloody death,” claimed Tracy Reiman, PETA’s executive vice president. “PETA thanks Brooks Brothers for protecting these vulnerable animals.”
In 2018, Brooks Brothers stopped purchasing mohair in response to PETA’s investigation of angora goat farms in South Africa. It now joins Jil Sander, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Hugo Boss, Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and other fashion brands that have banned exotic skins.
Only a fraction of the brand’s business was in exotic skins, according to a spokesperson, and it includes shoes, bags and small leather goods. The retailer stopped designing and ordering skins around a year ago and is selling through the last of that remaining inventory.

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Gigi Hadid Confirms Pregnancy Rumors

The Internet went been ablaze this week when reports circulated that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are expecting their first child together. Now, she’s making it official.
Gigi Hadid confirmed that she is pregnant in an interview with talk show host Jimmy Fallon.
“We wished we could have announced it on our own terms, but we are very excited and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support, so thank you,” Hadid told Fallon in an at-home, quarantine edition of “The Tonight Show.” Hadid is in quarantine along with sister Bella Hadid at their mother Yolanda Hadid’s farm in Pennsylvania. Hadid, who turned 25 on April 23, continued, “In this time, it’s a nice silver lining to be home together and really experience it day by day.”
Hadid was especially excited when the topic of her Cake Boss-created birthday cake came up. “I don’t know if it was, like, my hormones right now or just quarantine emotional-ness [sic], I cried every five minutes for an hour. Every time I thought that Buddy [Valastro] made my cake, I cried of happiness.” Hadid said about her everything bagel birthday cake, which she posted on her Instagram account.
Watch Hadid’s interview with Fallon below.

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Valentino’s Fall 2020 Campaign Will Raise Funds for the Spallanzani Hospital

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Normal People Makes Small But Significant Changes To Sally Rooney’s Novel

The Hulu adaptation lifts lines directly from the book. But the changes the show makes are what will stick with you.