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Christopher Bailey Exits Burberry
After 17 years as Burberry’s creative lead, Christopher Bailey has announced that he is stepping down from the company. The designer brought immeasurable change to Burberry, making it one of the most viable luxury brands in the world. The reasons for his departure are unknown at this time, but Burberry’s CEO Marco Gobetti seems to be charting a new course for the label – one that likely includes the vision of someone else at the helm. By now, it is all but a foregone conclusion that Phoebe Philo will depart from Céline to take up the position at Burberry. However, things in the industry have a habit of changing on a dime, so continue to watch this space for further developments.
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Split
In the wake of the announcement that Selena Gomez and The Weeknd – one of the world’s most visible couples – had split up, the rumor mill instantly started ‘shipping her with her ex, Justin Bieber. Then again, the rumor mill has no chill, so we’re not surprised. The truth is that according to a representative of the couple, The Weeknd felt like his relationship with Gomez had fizzled out, which is a totally normal reason for ending things. Neither of them has officially commented on the break-up at this time.
Miss Peru Contestants Fight Body Scrutiny with Facts
At a typical beauty contest, contestants are asked to cite their body measurements during their introduction, which is a gross tradition that should be called out for its overt objectification. However, Miss Peru 2018 found an elegant and powerful way to sidestep the figure recitation by changing the target – instead of stating their measurements, contestants stated facts about violence against women, female oppression, and more.
Romina Lozano responded, “I represent the constitutional province of Callaomy and my measurements are: 3,114 women victims of trafficking up until 2014.” Similarly, Melina Machuca stated, “I represent the department of Cajamarca, and my measurements are: more than 80 percent of women in my city suffer from violence.” In a week filled with tragedy abroad, this uplifting news touched our hearts, and we appreciate how they led by example by flipping the script on its head.
Lady Gaga Is Rumored to be Engaged
One year after her split with actor Taylor Kinney, Lady Gaga is rumored to be engaged to her talent manager, Christian Carino. While the news is not yet official, Carino apparently asked the popstar’s father for her hand in marriage over the summer. The duo are incredibly private about their relationship, which is why they have yet to comment on it.
Chanel Announces Launch of Adidas Sneaker Customized by Pharrell
As part of Chanel’s takeover of storied French boutique Colette, the brand has announced a special Adidas shoe customized by Pharrell Williams. The limited-edition ‘Hu NMD Trail’ silhouette features “Pharrell” and “Chanel” along the upper, signifying a match made in design heaven. This special collaboration will be available for purchase exclusively at Colette on November 21st.
Millie Bobby Brown Raps, Steals Hearts
Millie Bobby Brown, the 13-year-old style icon and star of breakout series Stranger Things, has become one of our favorite young stars to watch. Brown’s poise, grace, and self-possession are admirable qualities, but she isn’t scared to embrace her humorous side. Last week on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she flaunted her rap skills in a Stranger Things season one recap that you have to see for yourself – it’s just too charming for words.