Meet Lottie Moss, the little sister of none other than the style icon herself, Kate Moss. She just may be the next big thing in the fashion world. She launched her modeling career at 16 when she signed with Storm Modeling Agency. Beyond that she recently graced the cover of Vogue, is creating a buzz on Instagram and is a British tabloid favorite already. She reminds of us a young Candace Bergen. We see a bright future ahead of her. We even like the name: Lottie.
Meet The King of Kicks: Scotty Spina. This high schooler turned sneaker mogul has gained an impressive amount of notoriety and has grown a hugely profitable business, all from buying and selling sneakers. He attracted the attention of celebrities and now has partnered with superstar rapper Fat Joe. The two are collaborating with Brand Jordan to open their new store, UP NYC in New York City this fall.
Straight out of New Jersey, the 19-year-old created a name for himself, known as the sneaker plug to many of our favorite rappers including Fat Joe, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, French Montana, Lil Durk, Future, Fetty Wap. Athletes include Dallas Cowboy Ezekiel Elliott, New York Giant Odell Beckham Jr. and Sheldon Richardson from the New York Jets.
In 2013, the high school graduate Scotty Spina entered the re-selling game. After waiting in line for hours to buy the “Kilroy” Air Jordan 9, Spina noticed that people were buying multiple pairs. That’s when he realized he could make a profit from buying and selling the latest sneakers. Sooner than later Spina crafted his Instagram and Craigslist accounts and became a sneakerhead. It wasn’t until Brandon Jacobs, former New York Giant sent a DM to Spina’s Instagram that made his business turn up. Jacobs was interested in a pair of Spina’s shoes and was shocked at the sneaker mogul’s age.
After doing business with Jacobs, the word quickly spread to other athletes and friends about Spina’s notoriety. This led to Spina’s sneaker squad of entertainers, where he gained valuable relationships that turned into a million dollar business.
The King of Kicks is not only a sneaker legend, he is a trendsetter and icon when it comes to sneaker style. Spina started a business at home from his interest in the hottest shoes on the market. The sneaker genius took his hobby and made it into a lifestyle.
Maestro Dobel Tequila has created a relationship with Hodinkee, the watch aficionado magazine, and the two have launched a multi-city experiential event called On Dobel Time. The partnership is based on the idea that watchmaking and Tequila making require skilled craftsmanship. Hodinkee is a leader in original horology content and the authority on timepieces. Dobel is luxury tequila. Together they have conceived an interesting journey into the world of timepieces.
VIPs and tastemakers came together to celebrate the Miami Launch held at Temple House, a gorgeous Jewish temple refashioned into a modern event space. The main room was portioned into the shape of a clock face that featured 5 bars, representing stops in time. The evening featured revered, handpicked collector wristwatches curated by Hodinkee’s founder Benjamin Clymer and paired with Maestro Dobel’s meticulously crafted variants to highlight the art and precision of both spirit and time.
Maestro Dobel Silver, Reposado, Añejo, Humito (a smokey flavored tequila) and their top brand Maestro Dobel Diamante, were each paired with collector watches at each station. The watches included 1960s Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 3445 in Yellow Gold, 1957 Longines Dress Watch, Rolex Datejust Reference 1601, Yellow Gold Universal Genève Tri-Compax, and 1972 Girard-Perregaux Olimpico Reference 9075, as they exhibited the properties most represented by each expression.
Following a speech by Hodinkee’s Editor in Chief Jack Forster, guests also watched in real time as professional watchmaker Ramsy Sarraff painstakingly assembled a Omega Genève Calendar Caliber 562 watch while giving insight into the craftsmanship correlation between watchmaking and tequila making.
The On Dobel Time event launched in New York City first and then went to Miami. It was co-hosted by Benjamin Clymer, founder of HODINKEE. “We are always looking for new ways to engage watch lovers and to bring our passion for watches to new audiences – working with a brand like Dobel is a perfect opportunity, allowing us to speak with like-minded people who appreciate craftsmanship, expect attention to detail, and have respect for doing things the old-fashioned way”, says Stephen Pulvirent, HODINKEE’s Managing Editor. The next interactive event will be held in Los Angeles.
On Dobel Time
Guns N’ Roses have proved to be the hottest thing in music right now at least with their earning potential. Guns N’ Roses 9-week North American tour featuring Axl Rose, Duff McKagan and Slash brought in a whopping $117million dollars this summer.
The Not In This Lifetime tour featured the reunited team including front man Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan.
The trio’s first shows together since 1993 came in April when they played the Troubador in Los Angeles. They followed that with two sold out shows in Las Vegas and had ticket sales that totalled $6.2m based on 28,849 sales.
In New York though, Guns N’ Roses had the top box office tallies, with sales hitting the $11.6m mark at MetLife Stadium from the 1000,177 fans who attended two shows.
Guns N’ Roses will take the tour to South America in October and November, before flying to Japan and Australia in early 2017.
Top 10 grossing North American summer tours
- Guns N’ Roses – $116,835,698
- Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – $33,632,390
- Barbra Streisand – $26,638,090
- Celine Dion – $24,689,892
- Kenny Chesney – $17,926,699
- Billy Joel – $8,871,419
- Metallica – $5,158,790
- Juan Gabriel – $3,482,694
- Keith Urban – $2,770,077
Dave Matthews Band – $1,467,185
Guns N Roses Not In This Lifetime tour 2016/2017
Oct 27: Lima Estadio Monumental, Peru
Oct 29: Santiago Estadio Nacional, Chile
Nov 01: Rosario Estadio Rosario, Argentina
Nov 04: Buenos Aires River Plate Stadium, Argentina
Nov 08: Porto Alegre Estadio Beira-Rio, Brazil
Nov 11: Sao Paulo Allianz Parque, Brazil
Nov 12: Sao Paulo Allianz Parque, Brazil
Nov 15: Rio de Janeiro TBC, Brazil
Nov 17: Curitiba Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Brazil
Nov 20: Brasilia Estadio Nacional, Brazil
Nov 23: Medellin Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Colombia
Nov 26: San Jose Estadio Nacional, Costa Rica
Jan 21: Osaka Kyocera Dome,
Jan 28: Tokyo Saitama Super Arena
Jan 29: Tokyo Saitama Super Arena
Feb 07: Brisbane QSAC Stadium
Feb 10: Sydney ANZ Stadium
Feb 14: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Feb 18: Adelaide Oval
Feb 21: Perth Domain Stadium