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Best Crypto Wallets to Store Ethereum

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The world has been revolutionized with blockchain technology and platforms like Ethereum. The Ethereum blockchain has its own digital currency, which is the second most popular crypto after Bitcoin. Programmers can now use the Ethereum blockchain to host various decentralized apps. Continue reading Best Crypto Wallets to Store Ethereum

Eye On Design: Platform Boots Worn By Elton John

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In the 1930s, companies like Delman and Ferragamo popularized chunky sandals and shoes. The trend continued during and immediately after World War II in shoes produced in materials that were not restricted by rationing, such as cork, woven straw, and wood. British brand Biba proposed platform sandals for women that emphasized the individualistic, expressive flare characteristic of that decade’s fashion accessories — an attitude that men confidently adopted as well. Inventive and sometimes flamboyant, platform shoes were favored by musicians in the late twentieth century. In the 1970s especially, lavish platform boots in bright, metallic, or shiny materials intensified the glamorous look of male pop and rock stars including David Bowie and Elton John.  These metallic silver and red leather boots bearing John’s initials were co-designed by Elton himself and Lionel Avery in 1974.

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Club Kids wore multicolored platform shoes to raves in the 1990s, and pop sensations the Spice Girls made them fashionable, especially for young women. In the twenty-first century, platform shoes have reached new heights in the work of designers such as Alexander McQueen and Noritaka Tatehana.

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Photographed as Part of the Exhibit, Items: Is Fashion Modern, on View Through January 28th, 2018 at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Pink Thing of the Day: Pink Platform Shoes

Fuckin’ Pink Shoes, Man!

Pink Thing of The Day: Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Cover Art

Nicki Minaj is a rapper whom I have never heard of before in my life until this morning, when Geoffrey emailed me a photo he took of the cover art for her upcoming album, Pink Friday (drops 11/23/10), which he saw plastered on a random, graffiti-covered wall somewhere downtown. Apparently Ms. Minaj is the single most popular female rapper in the Universe. How did I miss that? I don’t doubt that her “music” would not be my thing, but I’m sure we can agree that this is a nice photo of a lady wearing a hot pink wig and impressive platform shoes, and a lovely sentiment, as well. Pink Friday!