North West may have received designer duds by the truckload, but she's no match for Blue Ivy's distinct stylo. At just shy of two, Blue is already developing her status as a style icon, albeit from behind. In this Instagram posted by Mother B. earlier today, a skinny-jeans clad Baby-Bey went for a blend of CBGB meets hip-hop chic, with a dash of Coachella cool, pairing floral print miniature Doc Martens with a custom studded jacket spelling, "Miss Blue Carter" on the back. The whole get up says "Aren't I dripping swagoo-goo?" PANKS, take note, your little nieces and nephews need this look.
Jeff Bridges, the man who will be known forever as "the Dude," turned 64 years old today. While his impressive facial hair, long gray locks, and grizzled voice (that turns into honey when he sings) all contribute to his appeal today, there was once a time when Bridges was a spry young man with a glorious golden orange tan who willingly posed topless in white pants. His beard is evergreen! Celebrate his birth by zooming into the photo above while playing one of his country songs below.
Everyone knows the "Recycle Your Wedding Dress" story is a big myth. No one recycles wedding dresses. You trash them in an elaborately sexy, mermaid-inspired photo shoot or shove them in an underused portion of your closet. Unless you are Keira Knightley, in which case you recycle your wedding dress not just once, but twice, without any awkward hem-chopping or casual attempts to dress down a ball gown.And it looks great every damn time. »
One doesn’t often feel compelled to rise to the defense of Time Warner. But then, it’s not every day (after fifth grade) that you hear “girl” used as an insult. Today, Wall Street Journal columnist Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. wrote that the nation’s second biggest cable operator has the negotiation skills of a female child (h/t Lizzie O’Leary). (Not to be confused with the female dollar.) Jenkins, Jr. wrote,“Its heft and strategic position didn't save it from retreating like a frightened little girl in its showdown with CBS.” If only Time Inc. and Warner Communications had made a big boy cable company! (But at least it’s not a gay cable company.)
Model Lily McMenamy can make anything look fabulous, including complicated yoga poses. (And tooth-colored braces!) For the latest installment of its "More Than a Model" series, i-D magazine presents this genius video of "McZenamy" showing off her favorite hobby: transcending the material world and finding inner calm through yoga. In this surreal, David Lynch-esque tutorial, she shows us how to "align ourselves with the cosmos," narrating eight poses while wearing yoga couture by Chanel, Alaïa, Miu Miu, and Gucci. Zen through Céline boots. Namaste.
UNICEF just named Katy Perry as one of its ambassadors — an influential figure that can spread the message of the child-focused aid group to a broader audience. Therefore, she got right down to business with addressing the youth:
For any young kid who thinks that it would be a good idea, or you’re thinking about it, I would say do it. You’re going to have the best Instagram pictures ever!
Yes, volunteering is not only about what you get out of it, it’s about showing people that you volunteered. Nothing is trendier than a stunning vacation that is actually proving you have a kind, big, beautiful heart. Selfie up that selflessness.
Amateur herbalist/natural beauty advocate/dream-catcher Shailene Woodley is a proponent of self-love (insert obvious joke here). Her love for hugging complete strangers has been well-documented, but is still shocking to see in person: At Monday's Gotham Awards, Woodley was in full force, unapologetically hugging it out with our reporter while talking about her "You Do You" beauty philosophy.How to "do you." »
Instead of a celebrity dressed up in her Christmas best, take inspiration on the third day of our advent calendar from this chic blonde with her stack of presents. Her perfectly curled hair, strapless dress, and stack of presents is the stuff of our holiday dreams.
As announced this morning, today is Day 1 of Jay Z and Beyoncé's 22-day vegan challenge. Since going vegan is now a status symbol thinly veiled as a health option, the couple plans to document every thrilling moment of their adventure until the Christmas Day deadline. It's like a humble-bragging, self-congratulatory advent calendar! As promised, Bey just Instagrammed the first meals from their #22dayveganchallange [sic] menu (not misspelled, it’s pronounced like Solange).
What are Bey and Jay grubbing on today? Looks like fresh nuts and berries over oatmeal, some sort of vegetable and tofu stir-fry, a surely nutrient-rich chickpea soup/slop situation, followed by avocado-topped ... ??? I'm already longing for the days when Beyoncé posted photos of chicken and waffles.
Art Basel Miami Beach officially kicks off tomorrow — but naturally, with artists, collectors, gallerists, and celebrities pooled together in South Florida, the festivities have already started, and the outfits are pretty fabulous. Pharrell Williams and Damien Hirst wore matching chains at a dinner for Tracey Emin and MOCA, Cecilia Dean dolled up in Rodarte for the world premiere of A Portrait of Marina Abramović, and Takashi Murakami wore one of his plush creations on his head for a dinner hosted by Glenda Bailey. But the wildest look of Basel so far goes to artist Rob Pruitt, who threw a party with a giant pregnancy test as decor — which he proudly wore around his head. Click through the slideshow to see the the best-dressed revelers (so far!) at Art Basel.
Last night at the Ninth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball, Barneys CEO Mark Lee accepted an award for his years of work with the charitable organization. Daniella Vitale, Barneys COO, presented the award with a personal speech. “The last month has been very difficult for Mark,” Vitale said, acknowledging — but not overtly mentioning — the recent allegations of racial discrimination at Barneys that strained a partnership with Jay Z.Read More »
Happy birthday, Tyra! Since ruling the runway nearly two decades ago, she became that older sister we never knew we wanted while setting the bar for fashion reality shows with America’s Next Top Model. The TV personality hasn't abandoned her fierceness with age, but constantly changes it up with theatrical makeup, odes to menswear, and even a full-on spider mask. Reminisce about her best style moments, like box-braids and baggy denim, in our slideshow.
Kim Antoinette and King Kanye XIV have reportedly selected their wedding venue. It's Versailles. And no, not some fancy banquet hall in Florida that's named Versailles, but the actual Palace of Versailles in Île-de-France. Which is perfect, because honestly, unless they rented the entire city of Las Vegas, there are very few places befitting Kanye's megalomania and Kim's gaudy, sorry-not-sorry brand of fancy.Read More »
At Stella McCartney's Soho flagship last night, guests were on their best behavior to toast Modern Manners: Tools to Take You to the Top, an etiquette book co-authored by Liv Tyler and her grandmother, Dorothea Johnson. Michael Stipe, Justine Koons, Charlotte Ronson, Jim Gold, and Hanneli Mustaparta nibbled on Flour Shop’s custom cookies, inscribed with the dos and don’ts Tyler was raised by: “Don’t raise your voice,” “Don’t stare,” and “Don’t gossip.”Read More »
A gown belonging to Princess Diana just sold at a South London auction for $140,000. Known as the Diaghilev dress, this outfit is not only used, it's very used: Diana "recycled" it for several occasions. But an unknown museum has purchased the garment, regardless of its wear and tear. ABC even reports "a few moth holes here and there" amid the glittering crystals, pearl beads, sequins, and rhinestones.Read More »
The sperm that fail to make it up a fallopian tube might not simply “lose their way,” it turns out. No, some of them could be “kamikaze sperm”— specifically intended to attack other men’s sperm, and to prevent them from fertilizing an egg.Read More »
“In Hollywood, you kind of trick yourself into feeling like you have impact,” says Nell Scovell, squinting intensely at the tabletop. Sitting in a small café in Cambridge, Massachusetts — she’s in town from L.A. for a wedding — she jabs a slice of pumpkin pie with her fork. “I’ve written NCIS episodes that 18 million people have watched,” she says, “and probably fell asleep in the third act and woke up in the fourth act to discover who the killer is.” But there’s one recent project that has felt different. “The vocabulary of my cynical world,” she says, “doesn’t allow me to explain the success of Lean In.”Read More »
Maryland police are looking for the woman who robbed a Landover Capital One bank Monday while wearing a pink, double-breasted pea coat and a pink veil. The woman, believed to be in her late twenties, matched her cell phone case to the ensemble. Without knowing any other details, I'm about ready to start the Internet campaign for a film adaptation of her life story.
Glitter hasn't always had the most refined reputation. But around the holidays, the glitter eyeshadow, least-used in your eyeshadow palette, begins to look festive rather than immature. Beau Nelson of the Wall Group taught us how to do a holiday glitter-eye in a sophisticated way — or, in his words, "how to do glitter without looking like an asshole." Our model is the non-asshole Christy Meisner.GIFS ahead »
Many experience Tumblr as a kind of ahistorical K-hole, wandering from GIFs of last night’s late-night talk shows to screen-caps of John Hughes movies, leaving notes on contemporary art made from nineties clip art and reblogging improperly licensed photos of people who slept with Serge Gainsbourg. But the powers that be at the Yahoo-owned blog platform have begun to keep Tumblr time. For the first time ever, Tumblr has published a Year in Review, defining the trends of 2013 by which hashtags were the most reblogged. According to Tumblr, the most popular fashion trend of 2013 is #hipster.Insert "Stop trying to make fetch happen" GIF here. »