Trending Tuesdays: #itsHot

That’s right folks the Sun is trending. Just when you thought it was safe to put away your daisy dukes and gladiator sandals, it looks like you may have to wait just a smidgen longer. In case you haven’t noticed we are experiencing our annual end of the summer heat wave also known as “Indian Summer”. Thousands of people have taken to social media to show the world how they beat the heat! Below are my top 3 ways to stay cool during the next few weeks:

1). Go Shopping. If you are like me and ballin’ on a budget then go window-shopping. The mall has free AC, food, drinks, hot guys and gals etc. Doesn’t this sound a whole lot better than melting in your apartment? Thought so.

2). Eat Frozen Foods. The best frozen treat to make on a hot day is wine Popsicles. If you’re anything like me and love a bottle glass of wine after a long day of work then this is the perfect frozen treat for you. It’s super easy to make because all you need is wine or any alcohol, sticks, Dixie cups and a blender. Buzz feed has a pretty awesome list here. Oh, and if you aren’t a drinker and/or you don’t have access to these things, then use Kool Aid. You can make popsicles with that.

3). Find a Pool and Jump In. This is a free and easy solution to staying cool. If you’re worried about someone calling the cops, don’t. Listen Linda it’s too hot they’ll understand.

Weekend Recap

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 5.56.28 PMCheck out what the Cashmere team did this weekend in the nice scorching hott weather in LA! Read More →

Soulful Music Documentary “Take Me to the River” Out Today!

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We’re excited to announce that the soulful music documentary Take Me to the River is out now in select theaters nationwide!
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Thoughts on Tech: U2 & Apple Collaborate to Mixed Reviews

In case you have been off the grid for a few days, Apple concluded their conference on Tuesday with a performance from U2 live on stage. The performance was part of a bigger collaboration between the tech giant and the iconic band to release their new album Songs of Innocence. The album has also appeared in the iTunes account as a free download for 500 Million users. Although it was a great opportunity for both Apple to look hip and cool, as well as U2 to have a big media moment to announce the release, not everyone was thrilled about the partnership. The idea of the music being force fed to so many users didn’t give off the best impression, especially to a younger, Apple consumer base.

What did you think of this partnership? Was it cool for such a worldwide superstar band to basically force you to have their new music? Check out some of the feedback on Mashable, The Verge, and The New York Times.

- Kyle (@kyledineen)

Elliott Wilson’s CRWN Interview Series With DJ Mustard

Check out Elliott Wilson’s all-new episode of the CRWN Series with DJ Mustard. Elliott Wilson held his first ever taping of the CRWN Series in Los Angeles on August 26th. Find out about DJ Mustard’s album 10 Summers and what’s up next for the super producer in part one of the interview here!

First Look: Alexander Wang x H&M

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At Cashmere, we’re uber excited about the highly anticipated Alexander Wang x H&M collection sneak peek featured in Dutch Vogue today. Mark your calendar… November 6 is when these looks will hit stores. And what a mad dash it will be.
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Weekend Recap

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Look at what the Cashmere team did for the first weekend of September! Summer is officially gone!
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The Pancake Epidemic – Caffeination

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Check out the cool guys at The Pancake Epidemic and their new original web series, Caffeination. It will be starring their very own coffee specialist, Brandon Davenport, who road trips around the Western and Central United States discussing the different roasting process and coffee cultures that are curated throughout the country.

Do you think Brandon can reach his goal of drinking 100 cups of coffee during his adventure? Stay tuned to watch all seven episodes of this new web series!

Thoughts on Tech: Can We Really Trust The Security of iCloud??

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As most people have heard, there was a major leak of private photos of celebrities over the holiday weekend. And as we all look for the person or people responsible for the hack, we must look at our own digital lives and think, can we really share private information over the cloud? Is Apple’s iCloud secure enough for us to store info and never worry?

While we don’t know exactly how these photos were leaked, and what hacking method was used to obtain this info, Apple has come out publicly and denied that their iCloud service was the source of the leak. According to Apple’s blog, “After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone”. In short, it wasn’t a flaw in the system, but rather a very targeted on those specific people and accounts.

A friend of mine from Fast Company wrote about this issue yesterday, and it really brought me to rethink how I view Apple’s cloud technology. A good point that was made is that even though this wasn’t necessarily a flaw in the system, it really has not been made easy to ensure your information’s security on the cloud. The majority of information is stolen using your Apple ID and password, which can be hacked and used to steal your data. The best way to secure your ID and password is to setup two-factor authentication. This requires you to enter a pin code sent via text message when you log in. Apple has not made this easy to understand at all, and a majority of everyday users have no idea how to set this up. Below is a video from Cult of Mac to show you how to enable this verification process.

After these leaks, it’s best to take a step back, secure your data, and think twice about what you upload to iCloud.

- Kyle (@kyledineen)

Wearable Wednesday: Falling Into September

Can you believe it is September already? That means leafs beginning to change color, back to school for the youngsters and of course amazing Fall/Winter collections! Check out Joyce’s new collection of cozy sweaters and furry wrap ups with bold prints and patterns in line with the Hong-Kong based boutique’s notable aesthetic here!

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