No one pokes the bear quite like Balenciaga among all the high fashion brands in the land. From selling ridiculously expensive coffee cups to “destroyed” sneakers for thousands of dollars, controversy and the Spanish brand seem to go hand in hand. Their latest fashion scandal has caused a massive uproar on Twitter and Instagram following the release of a luxury accessory modeled after literal garbage bags. The controversy has left many wondering if everyday items like literal trash bags can be couture-ified, or is it simply all for the publicity?

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Lenny Santiago (Lenny S) is an expert conversationalist, a passionate photographer, and is currently the Senior Vice President at the RocNation entertainment agency. He’s worked with A-list industry names, including rapper and producer Jay-Z, singer and businesswoman Rihanna, and designer/producer Kanye West to name a few. Did I mention that he has an Instagram page for his couch which currently holds over 65 thousand followers?

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I finally found a series that I am actually going to watch weekly. Can you believe it? In case you’re new here, I’m an extreme binge watcher. I literally wait until a series is finished before watching it. I may watch an episode or two to gauge my interest level, but I’ll stop there and wait until it’s end before watching it all at once. But recently, Peacock’sBel-Air”, temporarily changed that. One of the series' stars, Courtney “Coco” Jones is a major reason for that. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous, but she’s an extremely talented actress and singer, with a loving heart and great personality to match. 

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“Legends Never Die,'' is a phrase the young late rapper Jarad Higgins also known as Juice WRLD, used to say. In his short time in the music industry, the rapper focused his music on overcoming old habits, loss, and heartbreak. The themes of most of his music related to his battles with heartbreak, addiction, and mental health problems. Juice WRLD was raised in Chicago, Illinois, and he began his musical journey during his high school years. 

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The San Francisco-based garage rock, surf punk, and indie group, The Band Ice Cream, releases their post-pandemic, 10-song collection “Play Dead.”

“Play Dead” is expected to be a continuation of their alternative/indie, garage pop style music. The band’s frontrunner, Kevin Fielding, a London, Ontario native, sings and screams with his chest.  It reminds me of the loud and profound vocals found in folk emo: which includes bands like Mom Jeans and Modern Football. Though, I wouldn’t go so far as to designate the band to that category. 

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