- This American hero has reportedly eaten Chipotle every day for 106 days in a row. [People]
- Caitlyn Jenner didn’t think her voice matched her appearance at the ESPY Awards. [Caitlyn Jenner]
- Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are dunzo. [Page Six]
- There is about to be a museum exhibit about Internet cats. Yep, Internet cats. [Racked]
- Apple may be launching a cheaper version of its gold watch. [Business Insider]
- Kate Spade is launching athleisure, childrenswear and more. [WWD]
- Michelle Phan would be totally OK if the Internet ceased to exist. [THR]
- Lalalalalalalalalalalala! NBC is working on a Xena: Warrior Princess reboot, but Lucy Lawless won’t be part of it. [THR]
As delicious as it is, the sad truth is that bacon isn’t good for you. Bummer. But wait – there may be a remedy for you health-conscious bacon-lovers out there. A particular strain of red algae called dulse is being developed by researchers at Oregon State University. Apparently, dulse is packed with twice the nutritional value of kale and that, coupled with the delicious taste of bacon, means you can enjoy your favorite breakfast food guilt-free.
Researchers say that when the seaweed is fried, it unleashes its bacon flavor. Dulse has been eaten by people in parts of northern Europe for quite some time and the researchers are looking to develop products to help sell the superfood. “We now have about five products that we think will be very good commercial products,” OSU business professor Chuck Toombs said. “This stuff grows, under the right conditions, five times as fast as anything else.”
We’re curious to taste the stuff for ourselves, but if it tastes as much like bacon as they say it does, dulse could be a real game-changer.
[via NBC News]
Christian Dior recently opened its first Canadian flagship Dior and Dior Homme locations in Vancouver at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The shops were inspired by the architect Peter Marino, who is behind the historical Dior house on Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Nothing was spared with the selection of contemporary artists who were carefully selected to tie in Dior exquisiteness throughout every inch of the Canadian stores. Take, for example, the Louis XVI-style marble and bronze antique fireplace in the evening salon and the zodiac lighting in the shape of Mr. Dior’s Aquarius sign in the fine jewellery salon.
The Dior boutique in Vancouver has two floors with the main floor displaying luxury bags, fine jewellery and watches. The second floor is sheer extravagance catering to ready-to-wear, eveningwear, shoes and it even has a VIP fitting room. Don’t fret gentlemen, there is also a Dior Homme boutique that has opened at the same time. The two stores are connected through the inside, although they both have a separate entrance.
It’s Monday and yes, we’ve got quite a long week ahead of us. The start of the week is always the hardest to get through but thanks to small blessings from cyberspace, we’re given the strength to carry on. Vulture and Mylo the Cat have teamed up to bring a hilarious video remix to Rihanna’s Bitch Better Have My Money, this time featuring Miss Piggy. We already know Miss Piggy don’t play and much like Rihanna, she has impeccable taste in clothing and also won’t hesitate to smack a bitch down, particularly one who owes her money.
So if you’ve got a case of the Monday blues, turn this up and have a laugh. And make sure you pay Miss Piggy’s bill in full.
[via NYM YouTube]
Karl Lagerfeld may not be noted for his edgy and fashion-forward photography skills, but there’s no denying that when he gets it right, he truly does exceed expectations. Chanel‘s Fall 2015 advertising campaign dropped on our forums over the weekend and we’re overjoyed with the outcome. After Gisele Bündchen last season, we didn’t know what to expect and the team opted to revert back to the comfort of the studio and cast models Anna Ewers and Lindsey Wixson to pose in the classic setup, captured in black and white for maximum effect.
Members of our forums were shocked. “Finally a great Chanel campaign! I feel like the past few seasons have been quite lackluster and this is just gorgeous, sophisticated and impactful. Well done!” Nepenthes applauded.
“I don’t remember the last time I loved a Chanel campaign. This is beautiful, love the mood of the campaign and the styling is great!!!” raved GivenchyAddict.
Also full of appreciation was narcyza: “It’s a classic and very elegant campaign. Perfect concept for Chanel.”
Forum member gazebo was feeling it too, echoing, “I love this so much. The classical model poses are great and very elegant.”
“Amazing! Finally a perfect campaign from them after so long!! Stellar beyond words!” hailed a more than impressed MON.
“Finally a decent Chanel campaign, and finally Anna got it!! I’m glad she and Lindsey are part of this. The shots are lovely — I love that vintage vibe, can’t wait for more,” anticipated thatsfierce.
Are you a fan? Share your sentiments with us here.
Ellen Degeneres wants young girls to embrace who they are… by getting their parents to shop her new children’s collection at the Gap. The comedian and TV host partnered with the retailer and her newly-launched lifestyle label ED for a boys and girls range (with, reportedly, a few options for adults) that has a bit of a feminist slant. Degeneres is looking to empower young girls and has cast the campaign with “inspiring real-life girls” who have all accomplished more than most of us had accomplished at their age and, in some cases, even now.
Included in the campaign is a girl who builds prosthetic hands, a drummer, an entrepreneur and more. Of course there is a social media aspect, which encourages kids to take selfies in pieces from the collection and caption their images with inspiring words.
The collection is set to hit Gap stores August 17. Part of the proceeds from the range will go to charity, giving you another good reason to shop. Above, check out the adorable behind-the-scenes video of the campaign shoot.