De Beers last month launched a pilot program called GemFair, which includes an app that aims to ensure the ethical sourcing of diamonds in Sierra Leone.
Still haunted by the stigma of “blood diamonds” coming out of war-torn African nations, in which the sale of diamonds was used to fund civil wars and enrich warlords, or prop up autocratic regimes, De Beers is putting into the hands of small-scale, licensed miners in Sierra Leone tablets preloaded with the app. The software is designed to track a diamond’s journey at all stages, from source to consumer. It will show the GPS location of the gem at extraction, and proceed to make a record of the production process, with the assistance of QR-coded “bag and tag” equipment.
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018
Ganni turned over a new leaf for spring 2019, reports @fionawsma from Copenhagen Fashion Week. Instead of sending its signature floral-print dresses down the runway, the brand collaborated with 66 North, a technical outerwear brand, and produced a chic-yet-utilitarian offering that included a tie-dye vest and short set, and leopard-print pieces sprinkled among the khaki parkas and bucket hats. #wwdfashion #ganni #copenhagenfashionweek