Lifestyle

Does the Dodge Brand Have a Future?

The Dodge brand is a bit of a conundrum, and it doesn’t help that for 2021 it has been reduced to three vehicles: Two aging muscle cars and a large three-row SUV. (The Grand Caravan minivan kinda-sorta lives on—or at least keeps getting stays of execution, but is slated to die.) As FCA heads into a merger with PSA Group, creating the fourth-largest automaker in the world made, the chances of the new entity culling brands from its extensive portfolio seem rather high.  It ultimately begs the question: Will Dodge survive in the long-term? Or even the medium-term? We talked to Tim Kuniskis, who oversees Dodge as part of his role as head of passenger cars for FCA North America, about the future of the American mark. While Dodge is adding ever more trims and high-output variations to...

Lamborghini Discusses Its Post-Sián Roadster Electrification Plans

The Lamborghini Sián Roadster, like its hardtop predecessor, is the sort of Lamborghini that the company describes as coming out of its “laboratory of the future”—experimenting with electrification techniques to figure out how to move the company into its next era of performance. We know some of the broad strokes of this plan, especially that the next Aventador will be a hybrid. But Lamborghini continues to drop hints about the specifics of its plans. Why electrification at all? For one, emissions and noise regulations are forcing the change. That’s nothing new and shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s clear that Lamborghini probably would not electrify its cars if regulations didn’t require it. But the company is making the most of the situation, working c...

The Hairstyles to Have on Your Radar Right Now

There are two groups of people (and no judgement here as to which group you fall into): those who’ve given themselves a rogue lockdown haircut and those who now have three Pinterest boards of post-lockdown styles to take to the salon. Regardless of what camp you’re in, it’s time to get in the know about the trending hairstyles for the remainder of this seemingly forgotten year. As hair salons open back up, we decided to speak to some hairstylists about the styles that their clients have been booking in for. Stephen Buller, the co-founder of Buller and Rice, says, “Having been in the salon for a few days, I’ve seen some questionable hair. Lockdown has been unfair to some, but with this come some unforeseen trends.” Ready to switch things up?...

I Think This One Pair of Sandals Looks Good With Every Outfit

As someone who became a teenager in the ’90s, casual sportswear was a big deal. Britpop stars such as Damon Albarn and Liam Gallagher were often spotted wearing Adidas zip-ups and T-shirts. The Spice Girls had Sporty Spice, whose whole “thing” was wearing sportswear. Then, in 1997 Jason Nevins’s remix of Run-D.M.C.’s “It’s Like That” came out, and it once again made me consider sportswear in a way I hadn’t before. I loved how casual it was but how, when kept pristine, it still looked smart. I could probably go on, but all of these above influences played a role in my love of layering casual sports tops, trousers and sneakers into my own wardrobe. There are three vintage Adidas pieces I wear regularly: a pair of ...

5 Cult Sandal Brands That Are Worth the Investment

Once regarded as the lowly younger sister to high heels or winter boots, sandals have certainly come up in the world over the last few years, in no small part due to the design prowess of a number of cool, up-and-coming brands. However, shoes can be a tricky thing to shop for regardless of your budget, as you’ll want something that will last and be hardworking yet affordable. Luckily, many of the cult labels making their presence felt right now are offering the design kudos and quality of designer brands but with a price point that comes in under £300. Of course, this is by no means a wallet-friendly option, but if you’re looking to invest a little more in your sandals this summer, I would seriously recommend the below brands. From ATP Atelier...

I Wear My Hair in a Low Bun Every Day—These Are 26 Styles I’ve Saved

My hairdryer has been rendered practically obsolete these last few months and instead, I’ve been embracing the joy of slow living, which includes air-drying my tresses. And after months of perfecting the art, my preferred way to style my wet hair is in a low bun.  I’m usually a hair down kind of girl but, with ample time to experiment with my look, I soon started searching for inspiration. And I found it, by way of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who wears her hair in a low bun on the regular.  Worn at the nape of my neck, my low bun afforded me some of the polish that gradually started to fade in my day to day looks. Accompanied by gold hoops and a slick of mascara, the low bun hairstyle instantly makes me feel pulled together—even when I’m working in my pyjama...

New Toyota Corolla Cross Looks Like the Illegitimate Child of a RAV4 and a Corolla

Toyota is capitalizing on the growing popularity of crossovers by expanding the global Corolla lineup to include such a model. Meet the Corolla Cross, which Toyota unveiled in Thailand. While the automaker remains mum on the model’s future in the U.S., we see great potential for the Corolla Cross on our shores. In terms of size, the small crossover slots between the subcompact C-HR and the compact RAV4. Oddly enough, it bears little resemblance to the rest of the Corolla family. With sharp headlights and more rounded proportions than the RAV4, the design is pleasing, albeit conventional. See all 16 photos Like the RAV4, the Corolla Cross is designed with practicality in mind. The automaker promises large door openings for easy entry and exit, an elevated driving position, and a ...

Cancel Culture Comes For Ferrari’s 250 GTO Trademark

Fun fact: You can trademark a shape. Ferrari did so in 2008 for its then-44-year-old 250 GTO sports car. And, now, Ferrari lost that trademark in a dispute with Ares Design, a custom-car shop located right down the street in Modena, Italy. The decision could pave the way for outside companies to build and sell GTO lookalikes. Ares, which wanted to build its own take on the rare 250 GTO, took Ferrari to the mat in the European Union Intellectual Protection Office’s Cancellation Division, arguing that the company filed its original trademark in bad faith—essentially, to block efforts at recreation models. It also noted that Ferrari had not used the GTO mark in at least five years, which under EU intellectual property law makes it eligible for cancellation. As Ares stated in its ca...

DJ Snake Launches Collection of “Pardon My French” Soccer Jerseys

Grammy Award-nominated electronic producer DJ Snake is launching a new line of soccer jerseys. A diehard fan of French football club Paris Saint-Germain, Snake is preparing to release his custom jerseys on July 15th 2020. The threads, which he shared with GQ France, will feature designs tailored to his “Pardon My French” collective and brand. DJ Snake has always been a major soccer fan. He consistently teases new PSG jerseys via Twitter and can be seen wearing them at many of his live shows. He is also going to be featured on the soundtrack of the forthcoming video game Street Power Soccer, which will be available later this summer on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC. You can check out photos of DJ Snake’s custom “Pardon My French” jerseys below ahe...

7 Designers on Their Favourite Summer Trends

While the current weather in London might not be any indication, summer has certainly arrived. It’s the season of maxi dresses, shorts suits and swimwear, and although we know this summer is set to look a little different, we’re still finding ourselves preoccupied with seasonal trends.  With this in mind, we decided to consult a few experts in an effort to find out exactly which summer trends womenswear designers are championing this season. We asked seven designers—including Anine Bing, Henrietta Rix of Rixo, Sarah Staudinger of Staud and more—about their top three summer trends, and as you can imagine, each answer was unique, much like brands they’ve created.    While we did receive varied answers from each individual, a...

The 7 Fashion Aces Princess Diana Served at Wimbledon

If it were any other year, Wimbledon would currently be taking place in London. Though, if there’s anything we know to be true, it is that 2020 is no ordinary year. While this year’s tennis tournament may be cancelled, we can’t help but reminisce on the immaculate courtside style of Wimbledon’s past. Of course, you can’t talk about Wimbledon style without mentioning Princess Diana, as she always had fun with her tennis looks. Diana was a keen tennis player herself and often looked amazing on the court in her cycling short and pleated miniskirts. Her courtside looks are just as memorable, however, as she often watched Wimbledon in pastel suits, bold accessories and vibrant prints that we would look just as fabulous today. In particular, we love t...

13 Hand Sanitisers That Smell as Good as Perfume

For those of you who have been diligently applying hand sanitiser for years, you’re probably feeling pretty smug right now—especially considering all of the eye-rolls you encountered every time you took out your prized bottle before a meal. Well, as this is our new normal, we all need to get on board and befriend the not-so-humble-anymore hand sanitiser. There are obviously two camps of sanitiser: the usual medical-scented ones and the more luxe versions.  With frequent use, the strong alcohol scent can often seem a bit harsh, so we’ve done the legwork for you to find the best hand sanitisers that also smell pretty nice. Reminder: It’s recommended to go for an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that has at least 60% alcohol content, so keep an eye out for th...