- Zero + Maria Cornejo is teaming up with Barneys New York to launch a travel-themed collection. [Style.com]
- Kourtney Kardashian welcomes her third child with beau Scott Disick, who sources say could be named after both parents’ late fathers. [Life & Style]
- Spring makes Apple’s list of top apps of 2014. [Mashable]
- Hayden Panettiere and fiancé Wladimir Klitschko’s little bundle of joy has finally arrived! The pair’s first child, Kaya Evdokia, was born last week, though they waited until this weekend to make the big announcement. [People]
- Gwen Stefani’s dye job is giving us serious early aughts emo vibes. [PopSugar]
- Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle had to be evacuated this morning after an employee found a note in a bathroom alluding to a bomb threat. [GeekWire]
- A Hungarian singer says that Beyoncé sampled her voice at the beginning of Drunk in Love without permission. [NYP]
- Lululemon wants to sell yoga pants to your kids. [Business Insider]
We won’t call it a shock, we’ll just call it a (relatively) long time coming. Gigi Hadid is one of the buzziest models right now and a campaign favorite of Tom Ford and Guess. For a long time, we’ve been thinking her sexy-yet-sweet looks and piercing eyes would be perfect for Victoria’s Secret and now, it seems the lingerie giant agrees with us. Hadid took to Instagram to give her followers a glimpse of her new shoot for Victoria’s Secret PINK.
Hadid did not walk in this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but if she continues to scoop up gigs like this, we have a feeling we might be seeing her on the catwalk with some blinged-out angel wings when the show airs next year. Another buzzed-about face missing from this year’s show was Kendall Jenner (who is BFFs with Hadid), whom many speculated would have walked for Victoria’s Secret were it not for Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show.
Who knows? Maybe next year the two famous former reality starlets will stomp down the VS catwalk together.
LOVE magazine wants you to have a kiki with Kris Jenner, who stars in the magazine’s 2014 advent calendar. The momager extraordinaire, clad in a black suit dress over a cut-out mesh piece, does a little sexy dance with a candy cane, showing the world exactly where her daughter Kendall (who appeared in the calendar last week) got all her moves.
While Kris has been immortalized in a Doug Inglish directed LOVE clip, Kim Kardashian is about to be immortalized as a statue. ELLE U.K. reports that Kanye West has commissioned an artist to create a statue of Kim, posed in a fashion similar to that famous Grace Jones Island Life cover, taken by Jean-Paul Goude.
Amber Rose, Kanye’s ex-girlfriend, did her own rendition of the pose back in 2010 for Complex, so maybe Kanye just has a thing for making all his significant others do odes to Goude. Kim’s Paper magazine cover was also a modern update of a vintage Goude image, so she’s no stranger to the theme. According to reports, the plans for the statue will be unveiled on a forthcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, so stay tuned!
Forget “bae” and “feminist,” 2014 was all about the word “culture,” at least according to Merriam-Webster. The dictionary has named it this year’s buzzword, thanks to a huge jump in lookups over the past months.
Merriam-Webster attributes 2014’s preoccupation with defining phenomena (both pertinent and frivolous) in our society for the word’s popularity. Rape culture, celebrity culture and cultural appropriation, for example, were talked about a lot this year and it had folks turning to their dictionaries. “The term conveys a kind of academic attention to systematic behavior and allows us to identify and isolate an idea, issue, or group,” Merriam-Webster writes, noting that it usually sees a spike in lookups for the word around the time when school starts, but this time the word had a strong showing all year long.
Nostalgia, insidious, legacy, feminism, je ne sais quoi (more of a phrase than a word, really), innovation, surreptitious, autonomy and morbidity rounded out the top 10 list. Pretty important words, if you ask us.
The critics have spoken. This morning, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced its picks for the 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Several names that have already turned up in the SAG and Golden Globes nominations also made the cut for this list. Favorites like Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Theory of Everything received nods in several categories.
The awards are set to air January 15 on A&E, and football player cum TV personality Michael Strahan will host the show. Below, the full list of nominees.
We’re often left hanging when it comes to U.S. Vogue‘s upcoming issue, but this time around we’ve seen it pretty quickly. The magazine’s January cover surfaced on our forums over the weekend and we are currently debating Anna Wintour’s choice of cover subject. Sienna Miller stars on Vogue‘s first issue of 2015, shot by Mario Testino (who also photographed Sienna for Vogue‘s now famous September 2007 issue), with Tonne Goodman on styling duty. Goodman selected an eye-catching Burberry trench for the Foxcatcher actress to showcase, but with uninspiring results.
Members of our forums aren’t exactly pleased with Sienna’s latest Vogue cover. “Her second January cover? Oh Anna. Not a good start to the year. I don’t like the red. And what’s with these hat covers? Taylor, Gwen, now her,” commented Benn98, questioning Sienna’s fourth cover for the magazine.
“This isn’t very fashion to me. It looks more like Good Housekeeping magazine, not Vogue,” slammed valliaddict.
Urban Stylin wondered, “Is there a clause that she must always be photographed by Mario Testino?”
“It’s funny, I remember her name but I always forget her face. I have no idea in which movies she’s [in] or if I’ve ever seen her in a movie. She’s that forgettable. This cover is bad. Red and blue are an awful combination. And why her and not someone more exciting? Oh well, I do remember that Anna likes her a lot,” posted anlabe32, sharing her disappointment.
“I hate everything about it. The coat and hat don’t go together and swallow her up, her expression is unsure. So so disappointed,” wrote gazebo.
“Enough of the generic blonde actresses and the same models every month. FIRE ANNA!” demanded HeatherAnne.
Also not having any of it was A.D.C., who asked, “Would any other American magazine give Sienna Miller a cover in 2015?” hinting Vogue‘s on a downward spiral.
See inside the thread for a review of Vogue‘s January 2015 issue alongside some previews. Join the discussion for yourself here.