The worlds of music and fashion have a longstanding history with each other. Though such partnerships have become overtly saturated nowadays, with almost every recording artist starting their own apparel line in the belief that their musical accomplishments will translate into sales for their clothes, there are some music personalities who measure up. Stars like Victoria Beckham and Jessica Simpson have almost become more famous for their clothes than their vocal talents. Similarly, the William Rast brand founded by Justin Timberlake also understands that successful sales don’t rely on just a name alone.
It makes sense that Beckham and Simpson would walk down the sartorial path, as their road to achieving great success in the music industry seemed to hit a dead end. But Timberlake, one of music’s biggest stars, is unlike the aforementioned songstresses. His albums get immense attention, receive a bevy of accolades and are actually really good. Throwing his hat in the fashion arena would only seem like a hurdle. But the line, just like his music, is, well, actually really good.
Then again, it would appear that the credit should be given to his friend and business partner Trace Ayala and the brand’s design director Marcella Lindeberg. The fall line, sold exclusively at Lord & Taylor, offers a wide range of knits, jackets and premium denim. Though there is nothing revolutionary about the collection per se, it does imbue an overriding cool factor that is hard to miss. It also gives Lord & Taylor a newfound cachet, having a music idol’s clothes on their shelves. But unlike other celebrity-endorsed gear that targets the younger set, William Rast focuses on the wearability and casual ease that are the benchmarks of the Lord & Taylor customer.
How appropriate, then, that the launch of this partnership between William Rast and Lord & Taylor should be a concert of the rooftop of the retailer’s Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. The event had very little to do with the clothes and more to do with expressing an attitude. Wearing black overalls from the line, musical artist Jessie J staged a performance that really captured the essence of the brand—youthful, edgy, confident and, perhaps more importantly, accessible.
Justin Timberlake boarded his private jet at Adelaide airport on Wednesday, Spetember 24, 2014. Justin played two sold out concerts while in town. His next stop on the Australian tour is Brisbane. The singer was very low key while staying in Adelaide with barely any sightings.
WHERE does international popstar and avid golfer Justin Timberlake go to have a hit while in Adelaide? Nowhere apparently, with the exclusive Royal Adelaide Golf Club too busy for the SexyBack singer on the weekend.
Timberlake’s entourage, including his security detail, reportedly scoped out the highly-rated course at Seaton on Sunday afternoon but the perfect spring conditions ensured the manicured fairways and greens were already overrun by players.
Timberlake, whose golf handicap is said to be in single figures, previously played nine holes at Royal Adelaide when he was in town back in 2007.
Club general manager Andrew Gay said he was unaware the megastar was considering playing the course when contacted by The Advertiser.
Timberlake jetted into Adelaide on Saturday, enjoying a quiet evening at his CBD hotel. Unable to get a game in on Sunday he headed out to Norwood’s Hoyts cinema for a screening of the new animated children’s flick, Planes: Fire & Rescue .
Wearing a yellow baseball cap, green top, khaki pants and white sneakers, Timberlake — who was minus actress wife Jessica Biel — was ushered into the complex through a back entrance by an entourage of about 12 people, including a van full of security guards.
Surprisingly, the singer, who’s rumoured be trying to start a family with Biel, didn’t secure the entire cinema, and was joined by other patrons for the screening.
Only a small group of fans were aware of Timberlake’s appearance at the film, which was a closely guarded secret. The cinema remained tight-lipped after signing confidentiality forms prior to his arrival.
Melbourne welcomed jt and the tennessee kids last night with open arms!
He’s known for his high-voltage on stage persona, delivering electric performances.
And kicking off the Australian leg of his 20/20 Experience World Tour in Melbourne American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake turned up the mega wattage once more.
His first headlining tour in six years, the Suit and Tie singer tore up the stage at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night, wearing a black shirt with a distinctive white lightening bolt print.
The nine-time Grammy winner added a jolt of street style teaming his dapper look with a pair of white trainers.
Known for his slick dance moves and sense of humour, the talented performer put his twinkle toes to use as he moved around the stage.
Bringing his own brand of sexy pop-soul-funk Down Under the 21st century entertainer put on an energetic display throwing his hands in the air and dancing with the audience.
Fall is approachin, so WoJ needed a new look!
Shot glass in one hand, microphone in the other, Justin Timberlake declared himself a Hawks fan. For the true blue Melbourne audience, it was a turning point. The first half of Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour had been clunky, uneven and underwhelming but the ship was slowly turning itself around, aided by whiz bang audience interaction, a dose of wit and later on by strong vocal and instrumental performances. It really was a case of saving the best for last.
Last time Justin Timberlake graced Melbourne, it was immediately after bringing sexy back, in 2007 at the 15,000 seater Rod Laver. This time round it was in the significantly less acoustically pleasing, 53,000 seater, Etihad Stadium. In the intervening period, Timberlake has leveraged his monolith musical success to nab roles around Hollywood and on Saturday Night Live.
It was strange then that we had to wait 1.5 half hours into the 2.5 hour show for Timberlake to give away any of that trademark humour. Solid opening track Pusher Love Girl opened out to litany of early hits including Like I Love Youand Rock Your Body from the 2002 break out album, Justified, followed by track from FutureSex/LoveSounds. A curious choice to load up the front of the show with old hits when the billing had well and truly been for his 2013 double CD release, The 20/20 Experience.
Despite this, LoveStoned was a highlight, as were the mesmerising video projections that went with it, a bold moment in a show that mostly felt stale. A cover of Jay-Z’s Holy Grailfading into Cry Me A River also proved fun.
Following the interval, things started picking up. A heavy-on-the-twang Drink You Awaywas both musically brilliant (with Timberlake on the guitar and ably supported by his full brass band, and back-up singers) and visually arresting. It was the highlight of the night.
ouch! well this guy is a moron! lol….. clearly majority of people who have seen it cant be wrong…. after all the same people go several times.