Vinted, the second-hand clothes marketplace, raises $141M at a $1B+ valuation

The market for second-hand clothes — the “circular economy” as it’s sometimes called — has been on the rise in the last several years, fuelled by economic crunches, a desire to make more responsible and less wasteful fashion choices, and a wave of digital platforms that are bringing the selling and buying of used clothes outside the charity shop. Today, one of the bigger companies in Europe working in the third of these areas is announcing a huge round of funding to double down on the trend. Vinted, a site where consumers can sell and buy second-hand fashion, has raised €128 million (around $140.9 million) in a round that is being led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with previous backers Sprints …

My 30 Pics Of Girls In Dresses Which I Captured While Traveling In The Most Magical Places

For example, in a project with fluttering fabrics, I recently spotted an Asian flavor. For example, in many Chinese or Japanese tales, there are girls with fabrics fluttering in the wind. The simplest example, probably, is the Japanese anime of our childhood – Sailor Moon. Tales of Miyazaki. If you’re interested, you can find my previous posts here and here. Instagram | 4 reply #2 3 reply #4 0 reply #6 3 reply #8 #10 3 reply 0 reply 0 reply -6 1 reply 0 reply #17 #18 reply 0 reply 0 reply #21 See Also on Bored Panda -1 reply #24 2 reply #26 0 reply #28 #30 See Also on Bored Panda

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Ive lost people very dear to me through addiction

The film-maker on adapting James Freys controversial rehab memoir A Million Little Pieces Since leaving the art world to become a film-maker, Sam Taylor-Johnson has shown impressive range. Her debut feature film, Nowhere Boy (2009), was a tender depiction of John Lennons childhood. She followed it with the less tender Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015. Now shes back with A Million Little Pieces, an adaptation of James Freys scandalous semi-memoir about his rehab after years as an alcoholic and drug addict. Taylor-Johnson co-wrote the screenplay with her husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who also stars in the film. They live, most of the time, in Los Angeles. You read A Million Little Pieces when it came out in 2003. It obviously …

Tourists face 250 fines for sitting on Spanish Steps in Rome

Police patrol 18th-century marble steps, blowing whistles at visitors sitting down The authorities in Rome have been accused of applying fascist-style measures after police began shooing resting tourists away from the staircase of the famous Spanish Steps. Police began patrolling the 18th-century marble steps on Tuesday, blowing whistles at those sitting down. The monument, a Unesco world heritage site, has long been the ideal resting spot for tired visitors and holds a special allure at sunset. But people could be fined 250 simply for sitting down on one of the 136 steps that lead up to the Trinit dei Monti church, and up to 400 for dirtying or damaging the steps in their wake. The measure is number of rules …

Judith Krantz, sex-and-shopping novelist, dies at 91

The bestselling author behind bonkbusters such as Scruples and Princess Daisy has died at her home in Los Angeles Judith Krantz, who chronicled the sex and shopping of the super-rich and super-beautiful in bestselling novels from Scruples to Princess Daisy, has died at the age of 91. The American writer, who sold more than 85m copies of her 10 novels in more than 50 languages, died at her Bel Air home from natural causes, surrounded by her family, friends and dogs, she liked the capital letters went to Wellesley College and wrote for womens magazines including Cosmopolitan on subjects such as The Myth of the Multiple Orgasm. She turned to fiction at the age of 50 with Scruples. This story …

Big Little Lies recap: season two, episode three The End of the World

A group therapy session revealed some tough realisations for the Monterey Five, while Mary Louise took her cause to the next level Spoiler alert: this blog is for people watching season two of Bonnies mother has adapted Elizabeth Cottens Shake Sugaree for a lullaby. When Mary Louise catches a glimpse of her third grandson for the first time, Mojave 3s Love Is The Drug soundtracks Jane and Coreys post-dinner stroll. Madelines public breakdown was inspired by Kermit The Frog classic, Cowboy Junkies cover of Dreaming My Dreams With You. Quote of The Week I will be rich again! I will rise up and I will buy a fucking polar bear for every kid In this school! – Renata expresses her …

Worse than Ronaldos: fans mock George Best statue in Belfast

Artwork joins list of footballers bronzes that received less than glowing reviews From Cristiano Ronaldo to Diego Maradona, a dubious likeness in bronze has become almost de rigueur for any self-respecting football superstar. Now the late, great George Best has been added to the list, after fans heaped criticism on a life-size bronze statue of the Manchester United legend that was unveiled in his native Belfast this week. The footballer on the pitch for Manchester United in 1968. Photograph: PA Critics claimed the statue, erected near Windsor Park where Best produced magic on the field for Northern Ireland in the 1960s and early 70s, looked nothing like the midfielder. One claimed it looked more like Lionel Ritchie than the man …

Pain and Glory review life meets art in Almodvar’s wistful extravaganza

The director delivers another sensuous and deeply personal gem as Antonio Banderass ageing film-maker faces up to death Pedro Almodvar has found a more intensely personal register than ever for his tender new movie about an ageing film director in retreat from his profession, facing ill health, depression and the decline of his powers. Its Almodvars 21st feature: maybe it could be called Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Jeanette Winterson: I can see why Ive annoyed people over the years. But thats who I am’

Her new novel reimagines Frankenstein for the AI era. The Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit author talks immortality, anger and why shes still an evangelist Researching Machines Like Me, published just last month. But while McEwan chose alternative history, launching his prototype robot Adam into the 1980s, Winterson wanted to show what is going on now and where that might lead. As she points out, we are further down the line than a lot of people realise: success stories of pigs brains being revived after death were in the news the day we met. (Is Donald Trump getting his brain frozen? one of the characters in Frankissstein asks. The brain has to be fully functioning at clinical death, is …

Holy mackerel! Robert Pattinson set to land Batman role

Harry Potter and Twilight star Pattinson said to be frontrunner for part in The Batman, replacing Ben Affleck Robert Pattinson is set to take over from Ben Affleck as the next actor to play Batman, according to reports. states that Pattinson is in negotiations to play the lead role in The Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and with War for the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves taking over as director. Pattinsons participation in The Batman has not yet been confirmed by Warner Bros, with Claire Denis, Pattinson is very much the frontrunner. The Batman will be the first solo Caped Crusader film to form part of the DC Extended Universe and was originally War for the Planet …