Nigerian Hottest Designer And His Collections…. Yomi Casual

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We bring you Yomi Casual’s latest collection, “The Fantastic Man”. This set features some of entertainment industry’s finest: Desmond Elliot, Uti Nwachukwu, Denrele Edun, IK Ogbonna, Gbenro Akibade, Melvin Oduah and more!

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The well-tailored plain and patterned designs on the collection with debonair embroideries makes the Fantastic Man collection a perfect ensembles to leave a lasting impression. Whether you an uptown man in an uptown world or a real country gent, looking dapper in the Fantastic Man collection should be your goal”, Yomi Makun, Creative Director says.

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Nigerian Designers Are Creative. See What we Can Create

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Latest Nigerian Ankara Styles and Fashion Design

Nigerian fashion has grown overtime beyond what was estimated 10 years ago and the growth is in no way slowing down and new fashion trends keeps coming out every now and then. One clothing material stands out of all the clothing materials used for designing these entire fashion outfits. It’s the Ankara styles, in this post you will find the latest Nigerian Ankara styles presenting trending everywhere within and outside the country.

Not much story or explanation here, just take a look for yourself and judge, decide which one you think is good enough and that you can wear to anywhere, home, work, church and so on. I will be waiting for you at the end of the latest Nigerian Ankara styles and fashion clothing. Don’t forget to let us hear your view using the comment form of
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Latest Nigerian Ankara Styles

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DUNHILL SPRING/SUMMER 2015 CAMPAIGN

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Dunhill connects with photographer Annie Leibovitz once more, creating a spring-summer 2015 campaign that captures “the British establishment and distinct characteristics of the Dunhill man.” Posing for casual images, this season’s campaign stars include model Andrew Cooper, Alex Blamire and fellow musician Louis Eliot, the son of the Earl of St. Germans. Discussing the campaign, Dunhill creative director John Ray shared with WWD, “This notion of insouciance, combined with the freedom that comes with being a visiting guest at a friend’s private residence, intrigued me and informed the overriding message of escape for this [spring] collection.

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Gucci present an Official Techno Color Sunglasses

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The Gucci official Techno Color Sunglasses is sleek with a glamorous edge, the collection pairs a unique minimal design with our cutting-edge mirrored blue lens. the ultra-lightweight construction was first patented in the eighties by safilo group, and has been beautifully reinterpreted for our spring/summer 2014 collection.

The Gucci Official Techno Color Sunglasses comes in 4 varieties at the moment.

  • Ruthenium slim steel frame and double bridge
  • Gucci logo printed on lens and engraved on temples
  • Green multilayer mirrored blue lens
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Medium
  • GG 2245/S

  • Gold copper slim steel frame and double bridge
  • Gucci logo printed on lens and engraved on temples
  • Lilac multilayer mirrored blue lens
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Medium
  • GG 2245/S
  • Gold slim steel frame and double bridge
  • Gucci logo printed on lens and engraved on temples
  • Brown multilayer mirrored blue lens
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Medium
  • GG 2245/S

  • Dark ruthenium slim steel frame and double bridge
  • Gucci logo printed on lens and engraved on temples
  • Orange multilayer mirrored blue lens
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Medium
  • GG 2245/S

They’re back! Top designers rescue flares from dustbin of fashion history

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From right, John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, 1977; the JW Anderson collection in January 2015; Topman model in January 2015; Abba in 1974.
From left, John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, 1977; the JW Anderson collection in January 2015; Topman model in January 2015; Abba in 1974. Photograph: Allstar; Rex; Getty; Redferns

In the latest round of menswear shows for autumn/winter 2015, which took place in Milan and Paris last week, a new trouser shape was in evidence – or at least one we haven’t seen for a long while. Flares – the 1970s classic which had apparently been consigned to the dustbin of fashion history – are back.

Can it be true? For many who lived through the 1970s, that decade was far from glamorous. This was a time when Benny Hill was a staple of primetime television, Margaret Thatcher rose to power and Top of the Pops showcased the stage outfits of Sweet and Abba. With a wardrobe of flares, platforms and oversized collars, it’s often called the decade that taste forgot. But the signs on the catwalk are unmistakable.

The Paris shows, which finish this weekend, saw an uptake of the wider trouser. Raf Simons – a designer influenced by street culture – and Valentino, a brand more at home in European mansions, don’t usually have much in common, but both are behind the flares trend. Simons’s came tight on the leg, pooling in volume over round sneakers. Valentino’s were looser and worn with neat blouson jackets. St Laurent’s show, a hot ticket in Paris on Sunday night , is likely to get behind the trend. Its creative director, Hedi Slimane, is always partial to a rock ’n’ roll reference.

It was Gucci’s show in Milan on Monday that really hailed flares as the new shape. While its creative director, Alessandro Michele, was yet to be officially installed as Frida Giannini’s replacement (his appointment, a promotion from head of accessories, was announced on Wednesday), he oversaw the design team’s edgy collection of androgynous 70s-influenced separates. The first model sent out on the catwalk signalled a sea change. Long-haired and slim, he wore a red pussybow blouse, sandals and high-waisted flares.

JW Anderson fashion show, London Collections Men, January 2015.
JW Anderson fashion show, London Collections Men, January 2015. Photograph: REX

British designers also excel at using popular culture references to bring about change. JW Anderson at London Collections: Men earlier this month had flares on every one of his models. Always a designer at the vanguard of the new, his were extreme – with a kick flare and a split at the ankle – and they felt radical. Anderson said the collection was a mishmash of ideas, “mixing the decades from the 1950s to the 80s but making the references very British”.

While the 30-year-old designer may not court the mainstream, high street brands have embraced flares, too. The Topman Design collection was an ode to the Bay City Rollers and came with sheepskin coats, embroidered patch badges and feathered haircuts. The flares here were less extreme – more of a gentle bootcut than a fitted cut – but light years away from the skinny jeans that most Topman customers are still buying in droves. Gordon Richardson, the brand’s creative director, admitted that it would take a while for the change to be noticed in real men’s wardrobes, but it would happen. “The shift to flares – or at least to trousers that aren’t skinny jeans – is already being seen on women,” he said, “and that’s where the shift always starts as men see their partners looking brilliant in new shapes.”

The 1970s has been bubbling as an influence on womenswear for a few seasons, and is at brands ranging from Louis Vuitton to Prada for spring. Flares have been mooted as an alternative to skinny jeans for women as part of this and, with celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Jessie J and Lindsay Lohan wearing them, they are beginning to take hold.

Children playing on a home-made go-cart outside a corner shop in Manchester, 1977.
Children playing on a home-made go-cart outside a corner shop in Manchester, 1977. Photograph: John Bulmer/Getty Images

The 1970s may have seen the winter of discontent, but Tony Glenville, creative director at the London College of Fashion, says the fashion world is “looking at this period in a purely creative way, not the political context. Good designers take their research and put it to the back of their minds. It’s never about recreating something exactly.”

At Gucci, the flares and silky blouse combination – signalling a certain 1970s loucheness – had an edge with the casting. The clothes were worn by young slim models, most of whom were probably born in the 1990s, some of whom had tattoos showing through chiffon. This kind of indie alternative look is a far cry from the aesthetic championed on menswear catwalks in recent seasons, where brands such as Versace and Givenchy have pushed a clean, sportswear look on models with a muscular physique. This is the bohemian waif, a very 1970s motif.

As always, there is an early takeup of a trend on the front row. Flares, or wider trousers certainly, have been spotted on fashion editors during this latest round of shows. Garth Spencer, fashion director of 10 magazine, is a fan: “I have a bootcut vintage Dior Homme pair in Prince of Wales check and some Oxford bags that are flared all the way up.”

But even Spencer knows it will take time for the new shape to filter down to most men’s wardrobes. “Everyone is still in skinny jeans. It’s really hard to get them off,” he says, predicting it will be at least five years before the shift takes hold.

Damien Paul, head of menswear at matchesfashion.com, is watching with interest. He believes the subtler versions have more potential because “a silhouette that’s too extreme is going to be a challenge for any man”.

“It’s a shape that’s been pushed by more progressive designers, and we’ve certainly seen it being adopted by the style set in London,” said Paul. “I’m curious to see whether other men will respond to it.” He’s not the only one.

Celebrities Who Dress Alike

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GIGI HADID & CODY SIMPSON

The supermodel and singer look almost identical during a casual date night

Gigi Hadid, Cody Simpson

JORDIN SPARKS & JASON DERULO

We wonder which of these young lovers made the pitch for double white hot wear at the 2014 MTV VMAs. Typically it’s the lady who picks the look but Jason looks so suave in his pure-colored combo we wouldn’t be surprise if he asked Jordin to play along.

DONNIE WAHLBERG & JENNIE MCCARTHY

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthymay be a new couple, but they’re rocking styles from the era that made them famous. Though we guess leather jackets and old man hats were popular before and after the ’90s, but somehow these two take us back to the days of Marky Mark and Singled Out.

LEANN RIMES & EDDIE CIBRIAN

We’re not surprised to see the country crooner in a denim-on-denim look, but apparently she’s convinced her actor beau to get in on the Texas Tuxedo action. In this combo they look like cousins, which is never a good thing.

KATE MIDDLETON & PRINCE WILLIAM

Purple is the color of royalty, so it’s fitting that Kate Middleton and Prince Williamsare wearing it for an afternoon stroll. Though if there were a few more of them they’d look like a royal bunch of grapes.

MILA KUNIS & ASHTON KUTCHER

We’re not sure what’s more confusing about this couple’s matchy-matchy style. The fact that the shirts say New York Cubs (for all you non sports fans, there’s no such team), or the fact that neither Mila nor Ashton are from Chicago! Though, why they’re wearing the exact same outfit is still the biggest puzzler.

BRAD PITT & ANGELINA JOLIE

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are essentially the reigning king and queen of Hollywood, so they may as well take the cake in terms of couple coordination. We still can’t decide who looks sexier in their black-and-whites, which is impressive considering the competition.

JESSICA BIEL & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

This may be the first case of celebrity mis-matched style. Jessica Biel and hubbyJustin Timberlake are in black and blue making them the tuxedo versions of a giant bruise. Also JT looks like a modern business man and JB looks like she’s headed to MC a three-ring circus…

Kylie Jenner Channels Rumored Boyfriend Tyga With Her Latest Fashion: See the Pics!

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Kylie Jenner is channeling Tyga with her latest look.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star stepped out this week sporting a red and black plaid shirt that is almost identical to the one worn by her rumored boyfriend. The flannel top, which is made by Tyga’s Last Kings clothing line, featured the same “Kingin” writing on the back.

While Tyga recently sported a similar shirt with jeans, red sneakers and a red baseball cap, the 17-year-old reality star paired her Last Kings top with comfortable sweatpants, Timberland boots and a white tee.

PICS: Kylie’s hair evolution

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But Tyga’s red-shirt style isn’t the only thing Kylie borrowed from the 25-year-old rapper. She was also driving his red Range Rover!

Tyga and Kylie have been the subject of romance rumors for the past few months. They’ve seemed to be joined at the hip since the fall, causing many to wonder if their friendship has turned into dating. They were even spotted holding hands while doing some Christmas shopping.

One Kardashian-Jenner family source insisted they are just friends, while another told E! News in October, “Tyga and Kylie Jenner have been seeing each other for a few months now. What he likes most about her is that she is a very loyal friend first and foremost and easy to be around. He gets along with her family very well.”

Kylie Jenner, Tyga

Cristiano Ronaldo calls time on his relationship with Irina Shayk

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Months of rows and an argument over another woman and Shayk’s snubbing of his mother’s surprise 60th birthday rumoured to be the cause of Ronaldo and Shayk’s break-up

BY Olivia Lidbury | 17 January 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk on the June 2014 issue of Vogue Espana

Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk on the June 2014 issue of Vogue Espana Photo: Vogue Espana/Mario Testino/Twitter

On the surface Cristiano Rolando and Irina Shayk made the unlikeliest of celebrity pairings. Yet despite their demanding jobs, conflicting schedules and the arrival of the footballer’s mystery son soon after they got together, their relationship managed to go the distance for five full years.

But now reports have emerged that the caramel-skinned, impeccably-browed duo are no more, and it’s all down to another woman getting in the way – Ronaldo’s mother Dolores.

After the modern family of three (read more on that here) spent Christmas as a family together in Dubai, it is thought that Sports Illustrated pin-up Irina was reluctant to travel to her Real Madrid striker’s native Madeira to attend Dolores’ surprise 60th birthday party before going on to New York.

READ: Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk – a very modern family

Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha claims to have the scoop, revealing: “They had such a big row that he ended up spending New Year’s Eve alone with his son. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back because they had hadn’t been getting on well in the last few months.” Shayk is also reported to have unfollowed the footballer on Twitter.

Indeed, Shayk was notably absent from this week’s Ballon d’Or ceremony, where Ronaldo was presented with the prestigious footballing award for the second consecutive year. Last year was a different story: Irina dutifully played the role of supporting girlfriend and step-mother to little Cristianinho – as he is known – happily posing for pictures on the red carpet.


Ronaldo modelling his CR 7 underwear range

SEE: Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo undress for Spanish Vogue

What’s clear is that neither is likely to be single for long; lingerie model Irina has one of the most lusted-after physiques in the industry while superstar Ronaldo surely won’t be short of women offering to consult on his fashion line and help make a dent in his £50 million-a-year earnings.

But, sniff sniff, we’ll miss ogling their very open displays of affection, such as this unforgettable, voyeuristic turn in Vogue Spain (main picture).


Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk with son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr at the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. Photo: Rex

What is primer, and do you need to use it?

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Do you actually need to use a transparent base layer cream – otherwise known as a primer – everyday? We got three make-up artists to give us a primer on primers

Primers: just another beauty industry scam?

Primers: just another beauty industry scam?

Such is the conveyor-belt nature of the beauty industry, a new product comes along quicker than the time it takes us to understand the last. Primers, which are silicone-based, transparent creams used post-moisturiser and pre-foundation to create an even canvas, exist in this grey area. Are primers actually useful, or like the cool setting on a hairdryer, simply unnecessary? We asked three of the world’s best make-up artists for their advice.

Charlotte Tilbury, founder of an eponymous cosmetics range, and make-up artist to stars including Penélope Cruz and Jennifer Lopez
“You can’t have a beautiful painting without a beautiful canvas, so primers are great for preparing the skin. There are some amazing high-tech formulas that soften lines, pores and imperfections to even out the skin tone and help your make-up stay put all day. Look out for brightening primers that boost the skin’s radiance. I never start make-up without my Gisele‑in-a-jar, Wonderglow (£38.50, Selfridges ) – it re-emits natural light through the skin, illuminating and smoothing for a gorgeous, lit-from-within effect.”

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Sharon Dowsett, backstage supremo at London Fashion Week and make-up ambassador for Maybelline New York
“You probably don’t need to use primers everyday, but they are great when you want that ‘poly-filler’ effect on your skin. They smooth the skin and make pores appear less visible – Maybelline’s Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Lightweight Primer (£7.99, Boots ) gives this effect instantly. The trick is to look for a mattifying primer if you have oily skin, and an illuminating primer if you have dry skin. They aren’t necessary for day-to-day wear, but for that completely perfect make-up look, they can boost your foundation’s lasting power and give you more of a ‘photoshopped’ finish.”


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Rebecca Restrepo, make-up artist and Elizabeth Arden global ambassador
“Primer is especially good for women with active days – the business woman with back-to-back meetings, or the bride who is being photographed and needs to look fresh in every shot. When I use a primer I focus on areas where there is most movement on the face. I start at the laughter lines, then move to the edges of the eyes and in between brows and the centre of the forehead. I like Elizabeth Arden’s Good Morning Retexturizing Primer (£26, Debenhams ).”

Beauty’s secret weapon: the older woman

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Fashion and beauty houses are wising up to the pulling power of the older lady

Age before beauty? Not any more: Twiggy for L'Oréal, Charlotte Rampling for NARS, Helen Mirren for L'Oréal and Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs Beauty

Age before beauty? Not any more: Twiggy for L’Oréal, Charlotte Rampling for NARS, Helen Mirren for L’Oréal and Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs Beauty Photo: Simon Emmett for L’Oréal Paris, wenn.com

Employing one sixty-something model could be put down to a fluke. Putting two on the books starts to look like a strategy.

Whatever you think of Twiggy’s modelling skills, L’Oréal Paris’s announcement yesterday that it has hired the 65-year-old as a “face” of its hair colour products, barely three months after the brand scooped up 69-year-old Dame Helen Mirren , suggests that at last (some) brands are ready to engage with the realities of their customer base.

Those realities include the fact that 47 per cent of the adult female population in Britain is over 50. By 2020 that’s expected to increase by 20 per cent, to 13.4 million. Already, the 50-pluses account for 80 per cent of the UK’s wealth. A lot of anti-ageing creams are in the balance, and they won’t be bought if the model selling them barely looks 30.

IN PICTURES: Meet the grandmas-cum-campaign stars

Yet until very recently, the beauty industry’s notion of an older model was a heavily air-brushed Carolyn Murphy (41) or an almost unrecognisable Jane Fonda. Even these small steps were seen as a relatively brave move. The notion that women become invisible at 40 – as recently discussed by the sensible-sounding Cate Blanchett and refuted by the slightly less sensible-sounding Russell Crowe – remains so entrenched in many circles that it has acquired a self-fulfilling monotony.

That’s why L’Oréal’s endorsement of Mirren and Twiggy is significant: campaigns can add or detract millions from a beauty brand’s bottom line. They don’t take risks lightly.

Fashion, on the other hand, has been courting senior citizens for a while. Last autumn, the New York nonagenarian Iris Apfel modelled in a campaign for & Other Stories, the newish Swedish chain that is part of the H&M and Cos family.

Around the same time that Apfel was endorsing her favourite items for & Other Stories, British ‘It Model’ Edie Campbell was joined by her grandmother Joan in a series of ads for Lanvin, itself an aged (126 years) but thoroughly modern Parisian fashion house.


Linda Rodin, 66, and Iris Apfel, 93

Meanwhile, Linda Rodin, the 66-year-old American fashion stylist-turned-fledgling beauty entrepreneur, starred in a striking editorial shoot for the British retailer, matchesfashion.com’snt magazine, carrying off a series of spectacular catwalk pieces that might have floored a younger woman.

Iris Apfel interview: “I think you have to be loose as a goose”

These are not your average apple-cheeked grannies – should such a paragon still exist – but rather formidably stylish women with razor-sharp bone structures (most, if not all, of them are as skinny as a 19-year-old) with a talent for making piercing eye contact among the doe eyes of much younger models.

But there’s a major caveat here. Fashion currently adores them, because fashion adores extremes. A few years ago it fell head over heels with Beth Ditto, the lesbian pop singer, who was probably the first size 20 woman many designers had ever dressed. More recently the industry has embraced Tilda Swinton, a mere child at 54, but with saffron-coloured hair and beige eyelashes.


Lanvin’s autumn/winter 2014 campaign featured Edie Campbell, her sister Olympia, her mother Sophie Hicks and her grandmother Joan

For the moment, fashion relishes Apfel’s “signature” spectacles, which are the size of a Fiat Uno’s tyres. It applauds Rodin’s look!-no-surgery lines. “Extreme” age is giving fashion the frisson it needs. If anything, the momentum towards using old(er) models has increased since the beginning of this year.

Dolce & Gabbana’s campaign featuring glammed-up grandmothers is everywhere – and charming everyone. There’s nothing soft-focus about Jürgen Teller’s portraits of writer Joan Didion for Céline. The famously candid Teller photographed the famously forthright Didion in all her wrinkled glory. Her husband died of a heart attack in 2003 and her daughter died two years later, aged 39, and her face is a craggy but magnificent roadmap of her life.

The Didion link-up has been everything Céline could have dreamed of. The combination of Didion’s age, reputation as an intellectual powerhouse and the apparent lack of retouching provided a perfect storm of approval across digital and print outlets, sparking endless “is-this-the-start-of-something-big?” debates and taking Céline to the Holy Grail: the echo chambers of Twitter and Instagram.

So is this the start of something big? There are plenty of jaundiced observers in the fashion industry, many of them women in their late forties and fifties, who have seen some of this before and who suspect that next year the business will be back to vampirising Eastern European 16-year-olds. Also they ask, not unreasonably, where are the clothes aimed at older women?

Untouched and unairbrushed: Helen Mirren is the new face of L’Oréal Paris

In fact they’re there – the loose trousers, easy jackets, crisp shirts of 2015. But it’s a fair point. Edgy fashion houses have periodically swooped down on older models – notably Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor & Rolf and Rick Owens – without noticeably having an impact on the hegemony of the teenage and twentysomething models who dominate the catwalks.

Most fashion houses are surprisingly conservative when it comes to choosing their campaign models. They feel safest with a proven product-shifter, which is why a handful of faces become ubiquitous each season. But fashion brands also like personalities. They’ve been down the celebrity route and they’re bored. A model with a back story, who looks as though she’s been around the block, seen off a few husbands, covered a few wars (à la Didion). Or, like Twiggy, become a Sixties legend whose blonde pixie crop set the tone for subsequent generations. She might even lend the brand a moral halo and some gritty texture.

However, she’ll only do that for as long as she’s novel. Another three campaigns down the line and Didion will be part of the scenery and fashion will be looking for another conversation point. Which is why L’Oréal’s announcement is significant – it’s as much a commercial decision as a statement of good intentions.

Elen Macaskill, L’Oréal Paris’s general manager in the UK, personally went in pursuit of Mirren because, as she puts it, “she has an appeal across the age ranges – younger women think she’s cool and would like to age like her. Older women like her because she’s very irreverent. Would we use someone even older, like Joan Didion? Yes, why not? It’s about women of worth. It’s more than a pretty face and it’s not just about age. There’s not a single entity of ‘women over 50’ – it’s one of the most diverse groups.”

IN PICTURES: Meet the grandmas-cum-campaign stars

For now, this may be a trend, but I’m inclined to take a more cautiously optimistic view, mainly because demographics support it. Things change slowly. For every 68‑year‑old Charlotte Rampling fronting a Nars make-up campaign or Jessica Lange, 64, in Marc Jacobs Beauty, there are scores of older models who long ago gave up hope of finding work. The Telegraph’s fashion team is constantly trawling for 60-plus models – and failing to find them. But if Mirren and Twiggy make business sense for L’Oréal, older models may become a new normality, rather than news; not objects of curiosity on Twitter, but part of a more diverse mix. That surely is progress.