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Kendall & Kylie Jenner’s New Shoe Line: An Exclusive First Look

By Mosha Lundstrom Halbert

Today in downtown Los Angeles, FN was on location with Kendall and Kylie Jennerfor an exclusive first look at their latest shoe collection.

The range, for the sister’s contemporary Kendall + Kylie collection, will launch for spring ’16. While the full story is coming out in the next issue of FN, we can reveal that this was the first time the sisters had seen the footwear, swimwear and clothing all together.

The duo eagerly placed orders for “friends” such as Taylor Swift, Hailey Baldwin and Gigi Hadid of the new styles. As they are not quite ready yet, Kendall wore a pair of gold Manolo Blahnik BB pumps “they are just so well made and comfortable,” she told us, plunking one foot one the table to give us a better look as her sister rubbed her foot after a long day shooting.

Though her feet were obscured by flared trousers, Kylie also knows a thing or two about statement shoes. She had on a pair of lace up heels by Gianvito Rossi. “He’s definitely a designer whose shoes I admire,” said the high-heel devotee. “The only flats I own are a few sneakers.”

After snapping Polaroids of all their favorite pieces, the girls made a dash for it out a back entrance of the showroom, where paparazzi had already gathered to capture their every well-shod step.

Look out for the full story and interview in the August 3 issue of FN.

An exclusive first look at styles from the Kendall + Kylie shoe collection.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner on location in LA shooting for their new label, Kendall + Kylie.

An exclusive first look at styles from the Kendall + Kylie shoe collection.

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German State Halberd of the Guard of the Emperor Ferdinand I 

  • Dated: 1563
  • Measurements: head length 52.9 cm. Overall length 223.2 cm

The head features a broad central spike formed with a medial ridge, rear fluke cut with wavy edges about the base, while the axe-blade comes with cusped back edges. There is an open socket extending to form a pair of long straps and they feature a pair of subsidiary straps fitted at the left- and right-hand sides.

Each face of the head is decorated with etched panels of foliage, involving the date “1563” on the fluke, while the axe-blade is bearing the arms of The Holy Roman Empire quartered with those of Austria and Burgundy and encircled by the collar of The Order of The Golden Fleece.

The Imperial crown sits above, flanked by the cipher “KF” for Kaiser Ferdinand. Thee date, the collar and the crown all comes with traces of original gilding and they are all on a contrasting etched stippled and blackened ground.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Hermann Historica

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European Halberd

  • Dated: early 17th century
  • Culture: German
  • Measurements: height 242 cm

The halberd has a cusp of square section, hollow axe slightly counter-curved at the upper part that is decorated with open-works. The weapon also features long humps at the back, and a straight beak thickened at the tip with ring-nut, straps and counter-straps and an octagonal, wooden haft.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

Teacher of the Month: “Computer science will define the future leaders of our world”

Thomas Halbert
Computer science teacher
Houston, TX

Mr. Halbert wrote his first program on a teletype machine in Calgary, back in 1972. “I discovered what I wanted to do,” he remembers. “I just had to find a way to do it every day.” He first taught math, then computer math, and as computer science grew and his school picked up classes, he was finally able to share what he loved the most with students, teaching computer science for over 30 years.

Why does computer science matter?

Computer science provides limitless possibilities. It gives you power. It drives innovation. Computer science teaches skills that transfer to other disciplines: creativity, adaptability, structured processing, strategic problem solving, reflective analysis, relevant verification, and usability. Most importantly, it will define the future leaders of our world.

What keeps you teaching computer science?

My rocket fuel is the little missives sent by students years after they graduate. Not because they became coders, but because computer science opened so many doors.

For me, constantly keeping pace with technology creates the fuel. Watching students glow with inquisition and finally understand difficult concepts creates the electricity. The energy in my classroom is always high.

What have your students done that inspires you?

One of my students created a server program to ask a young lady to prom. He knew the computer she used and had his program running in the background. Halfway through class, the program popped up and surprised her with, “Will you go to prom?” When she typed “yes” and pressed enter, every computer in the lab erupted in fireworks. Not images, actual programed simulations of fireworks.

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You’ve taught a lot of students. What are some of the challenges of recruiting students who might not think computer science is for them?

Young children understand professions like lawyers, firefighters, architects. But when you ask them what a computer scientist does, they’re perplexed. High school seniors completing our program consistently say, “If I had only known what computer science was all about, I would have taken it sooner so that I could have taken more classes!”

How do you get students hooked?

Help them experience the accomplishment achieved from a simple success. You must gently coax them. Like giving children broccoli with cheese sauce, you’ll never know if you like it if you don’t try it.

Our job is to support students in attempting something scary and new. We must guide them to success and demonstrate that the gamble was worthwhile.

Any advice for new computer science teachers?

I am nearing the end of my career, only a few more years to go. When you teach computer science you are a trailblazer. Enjoy the exhilaration. Celebrate your student’s great projects and successes. Share your experiences and skills with your community. Get involved with state legislators. Make phone calls and write letters.

Above all, enjoy your journey and have fun. I have.


We’re sharing this story as part of our new Teacher of the Month series. There are teachers around the world who are changing the face of computer science. Do you teach with a rockstar teacher? Nominate them to be a Code.org Teacher of the Month.

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Trabant Halberd (Alabarda da Trabante)

  • Dated: 1600
  • Culture: Italy
  • Measurements: total length 250cm

Infantry soldier halberd “à la Lanterne”, with circumferentially placed grotesque masks, perforated, crescent-shaped ax blade, and also pierced hooks tear. It presents octagonal spout with baluster stem with long feathers. All parts come with etched scrollwork. It has a shaft carved with brass nail-studded and an iron shoe. Hardware spotted something.

Source & Copyright: Live Auctioneers