Shopgirl: Rita Ora is collaborating with Adidas

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Oh man, take a gander at Rita Ora’s upcoming collab with Adidas. Like Pharrell Williams, Stella McCartney and Mary Katrantzou, Ora is bringing her distinctive style to activewear.

The photo floating around the Internet is of a punchy violet anorak in a very graphic floral, something that looks just like something she would wear (regardless of who designed it).

Other pieces, she said in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, have a less literal interpretation of who she is, the music she creates and what she wears. Her goal for the entire line is that women feel comfortable and sexy at the same time.

The first phase of the line debuts Aug. 21.

WHAT’S NEW

I assume we’ve all seen that YouTube video by now – the one about the importance of disconnecting from our technology and connecting with reality? I have an app that will help you do that.

Don’t laugh, this really could be a step in the right direction for the truly addicted. BreakFree helps you track exactly how much time you spend on your phone, itemizing by app and function. It lists how many times you unlock your screen and can even send an auto reply to text messages if you want to lock yourself out for an hour or so.

It’s free, but only on Android right now (coming to iOS soon!). If you want to spend less time on your phone, or think maybe you should, start by actually tracking how much time you spend staring at the little screen. It might shock you.

WHAT’S AFFORDABLE

Panda Express is opening a new restaurant in the Augusta Exchange shopping center, next door to Atlanta Bread Company in the old Pearle Vision space. The last time we had a Panda Express, it was on East Boundary, and that one closed long ago.

Now, I love “the real thing” as much as the next person, but Panda is awesome because it’s super cheap and super easy. No waiting around for your takeout to be done, and since it’s a franchise you have a reasonable expectation of consistent quality.


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