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The Q Timex Reissue Watch Is Back With 3 New Colorways

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Sound the alarms, boys. This is it. The big one. The one we’ve all been waiting for. Because today’s the day Timex is finally bringing back its beloved Q Timex model, this time in three new colorways primed to make an already-covetable style even more desirable.

When the iconic American watch brand first debuted the style back in the ’70s, it introduced a generation of watch-wearers to the wonders of quartz technology and created an instant classic in the process. The sizable resurgence in popularity it experienced when Timex reissued an upgraded 38mm version last year speaks to the timeless nature of the silhouette and its lasting appeal. Hell, the thing sold out over and over again.

Well, Timex is back at it. Sometimes you’ve got to give the people what they want, and what the people most definitely want is more of the Q Timex Reissue, featuring all of the flourishes you’ve come to expect—including a woven stainless-steel bracelet, rotating bezel, and domed acrylic crystal—and now updated with even more color to liven up even the most forlorn of wrists.

If you’re a diehard fan of the silhouette or in the market for the ideal Father’s Day gift (good on you, sir!) you can choose whichever color you fancy over at the Timex site, all for a relative steal. Good luck and godspeed, folks. If past selling history is any indication, these are sure to go fast.

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Q Timex Reissue – White/Red/Blue

Call it the Crystal Pepsi.

Q Timex Reissue – Black/Green

For all you Hulk fans out there.

Q Timex Reissue – Blue/Orange

Blue and orange are on opposite sides of the color wheel, so they’re ideal complements. At least that’s what I half-remember from art class.

Q Timex Reissue – Red/Blue

Of course, there’s always the OG, too.

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What step should sunscreen be in your skin-care routine?

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Google “how to layer your skin care,” and you’ll get thousands of results telling you exactly the order in which to apply your products. While there’s some wiggle room amongst the middle steps (it’s up to you and your skin type, for example, whether retinol goes on before or after moisturizer), the beginning and end of the routine are always the same: cleanser comes first, and sunscreen is the last thing you do before you walk out the door in the morning. But according to derms, we may have been living an SPF lie.

Because, it actually depends on which type of SPF you’re using as to when you should apply it. As you probably know, there are two different types of the stuff out there, and each of them work in a totally different way. And that also means that they should be applied at two totally different points in your routine. What to know more? Here’s what to know

What’s the difference between chemical and mineral SPFs?

Think of chemical sunscreens like a sponge, once these formulas sink into skin, they absorb the sun’s rays and break them down so that your skin stays protected. “Chemical sunscreens are made up of chemicals that are absorbed into the skin, where they can absorb the UV rays and create a chemical reaction that changes the UV rays into heat and the heat is then released from the skin,” says New York City board-certified dermatologist Hadley King, MD. You’ll know you have a chemical blocker if the active ingredient is avobenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene, or homosalate.

Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, act like a shield or an umbrella against the sun’s rays so that your skin is physically guarded from most of the suns rays. These types of physical blockers show up on labels as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, and they sit on top of your skin to bounce these UV rays off the surface.

When should I apply a chemical sunscreen?

Now, here’s where the confusion starts: Because chemical sunscreens need to get into your skin in order to work, they should actually go on before your moisturizer. “I would recommend not applying occlusive ingredients [those often found in moisturizer] before a chemical sunscreen because this could decrease the absorption of the chemical sunscreen ingredients,” says Dr. King. “Occlusives are oils and waxes—like petrolatum, beeswax, mineral oil, silicones, lanolin, and zinc oxide—which form an inert layer on the skin and physically block transepidermal water loss.”

While you need occlusive ingredients to seal in the previous steps in your routine (like your serums and treatments), this moisturizer superpower can actually make it more difficult to chemical sunscreen filters to get into skin and do their job. To circumvent this, your best bet is to switch up the order of your skin-care routine and layer on your serums, then your chemical sunscreen, then your moisturizer.

When should I apply a mineral sunscreen?

If you’ve always followed the sunscreen-goes-last rule, then you’re pretty much set to keep on keeping on with a mineral filter.  “Mineral sunscreen should be applied last because it reflects light,” says board-certified dermatologist Michelle Henry, MD. Putting other products on top of these physical blockers could dilute them and compromise their effectiveness, says Dr. King, so you’re better off using them to finish off the skin-care portion of your morning routine.

How do I know which one is right for me?

As far as whether to choose chemical or mineral SPF for your own routine, it’s mostly up to personal preference. Derms consistently say that the best sunscreen around is the one that you’ll wear consistently. And if you can’t remember when to apply which product formula, Dr. King offers an easy fix for remembering when the heck you’re supposed to apply sunscreen in this new reality we’ve now been introduced to. “Combination products can simplify this process,” she says. “There are lots of good moisturizers with SPF on the market these days, as well as beauty balms that combine moisturizer, SPF and make-up in one product.” Just be sure you’re using enough of the product to get your daily dose of SPF, and re-applying on the reg.

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Gucci and the Future of Fashion Shows and Gender

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Gucci wants to change show business. Or, rather, the business of shows. The Italian brand has joined the chorus of brands and retailers calling for a permanent reset of the fashion system thanks to Covid-19, adding the weight of a giant global name to the movement.

On Monday, Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci, held a video news conference to announce that the brand will reduce the number of shows it holds each year from five to two, effectively abandoning the idea of cruise shows — the far-flung midseason extravaganzas it has held at a Roman Necropolis in Arles and the Capitoline Museum in Rome (among other places). He also wants to do away with the distinction between men’s wear and women’s wear, and the traditional appellations of fall/winter and spring/summer.

“We need new oxygen to allow this complex system to be reborn,” Mr. Michele said, speaking from his studio in Rome while pensively waving a large black fan. One way to do that, he said, is to reduce the show schedule.

Gucci is not the first brand to announce a change in its runway plans thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought the industry to an effective standstill, closing stores and decimating balance sheets. Saint Laurent, also owned by Kering, the Gucci parent company, said it will drop out of the fashion show season and follow its own schedule for this year; Dries Van Noten said he will not have a show at all until 2021; and Giorgio Armani announced that his men’s and women’s shows will be combined in September, and his couture show will be held in January in Milan instead of Paris.

But Gucci is the first brand to commit to a permanent rethink.

And though, as is his tendency, Mr. Michele was long on philosophy and short on specifics, his announcement could have a domino effect on other brands. It follows those from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the British Fashion Council, which also called for only two seasons a year, and an open letter from #rewiringfashion, a group of largely independent brands and retailers that called for a rethink of the shows.

“There should be no rules — imposed by convention or fashion councils — regarding the format of shows, nor any expectations that every brand should show every season,” that letter read.

However, given that Gucci under Mr. Michele has proved perhaps the most influential brand of the last five years, embracing gender fluidity and inclusivity (it is about to create a gender-fluid shopping area on the web site called Gucci MX), and prioritizing the wild emotive vision of the designer, this move may be particularly decisive.

Ultimately, it may force a reckoning with the feasibility of the entire ready-to-wear show season: the four-week traveling circus that moves from New York to London to Milan to Paris every September-October and February-March.

“I will abandon the worn-out ritual of seasonalities and shows to regain a new cadence, closer to my expressive call,” Mr. Michele wrote in his diary, excerpts from which, entitled “Notes from the Silence,” were teased on Gucci’s Instagram account.

The designer said it was while he was in lockdown in his apartment in Rome that he had “time — time I have never had before to think about my work, my creativity, our future, the future of the company.” He felt, he said, that under the previous unrelenting system, his “creativity was being jeopardized.”

After speaking with Marco Bizzarri, the Gucci chief executive, the decision was made to reduce the show schedule, though when the first of the new “appointments,” as he referred to the shows, will take place was unclear.

Mr. Michele said he believed that showing this coming September would be impossible, but on July 17, during Milan’s digital fashion week, Gucci will broadcast a look at what would have been its cruise collection (called “Epilogue,” it may be the last of its kind). He said he believed that ultimately spring and fall were the correct times for the shows, with the exact dates were to be determined.

Mr. Michele also said he was not sure what form, digital or physical, the shows would take, though he favored using the terminology of classical music as a reference: symphonies, madrigals, nocturnes, overtures. He added that while he was speaking with other brands — “I’m no anarchist” — and the Camera Nazionale della Moda, the governing body of Milan Fashion Week, the conversations were ongoing.

All of which suggests that fragmentation of the entire fashion show experience is increasingly possible.

Maybe it is time: The cost, personal and professional, of spending two and a half months a year, if not longer, in the alternate universe of fashion shows, has been growing, and designers, retailers and editors have been chafing under the strain, lamenting the lack of space to really consider, create and produce meaningful work. Not to mention the carbon emissions involved. Fewer fashion weeks are unquestionably more sustainable, both in terms of human and environmental price.

Yet at issue is not just the point of a show, which in recent years has become more of a marketing event made to be read on the small screen than an unveiling of a new idea about how clothes are constructed to express identity, but also an enormous source of income for the municipalities involved.

In 2019, Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York released a report from the New York City Economic Development Corporation noting that New York Fashion Week was responsible for generating close to $600 million a year in income, thanks in part to all the associated industries, including hotels and restaurants, security services and florists — representing a greater economic impact than the Super Bowl or the U.S. Open tennis championships.

The same is true for the other fashion week cities. If the show schedule falls apart, cities that are already challenged by the pandemic will feel the impact.

That is not a reason not to change, but it is also not an immaterial side effect of such change. No brand is an island, nor any industry system. As the conversation around what is next for fashion steamrollers on, that is worth remembering.

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WWFGifts – Symbolic Animal Adoptions, T-Shirts, Socks and More from WWF

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