Extra Extra: Here’s What You Missed from the Week of November 11, 2018

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Swarovski Sparkles in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City.
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We get it. We can barely keep up with the onslaught of information ourselves. That being said, it’s our mission to keep readers in the know, which is why we’ve combed through it all, distilled it to its essence, and dispensed it into easily digestible tidbits. Want to be the most knowledgeable culture savant in your group of friends? Then check back every Sunday for what you’ve missed in the world of celebrities and fashion.


Adriana Lima Takes Her Final Bow

It was an emotional night for Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima, who has modeled for the brand for two decades. Right before the annual Victoria’s Secret show was set to take place, Lima took to Instagram to announce her retirement through this rather cryptic post. She walked out during the show’s finale – one last time – with tears in her eyes, gesturing in gratitude at the audience. 


Idris Elba Wins Obvious Award

Back in 2017, People magazine named country music singer Blake Shelton the “Sexiest Man Alive” and the internet collectively responded, “Wait, isn’t Idris Elba still alive?” No, seriously, that’s what happened – even Matthew McConaughey, who won the award in 2005, pitched his pal Elba to the press as a contender. We’re happy to report that, at the age of 46, Elba has finally been given his rightful crown. It’s about time.

Photo: Courtesy of People

Pyer Moss Wins CFDA Award

We could fill volumes with tales of how the fashion industry has mishandled sensitive issues like race and gender for decades now, but it’s finally starting to get things right. Case in point: the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) handed its most prestigious award for emerging designers to Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss, who first broke into the industry with a T-shirt that listed the names of all the people of color who had been murdered by the police. The label’s entire identity is founded on intersectionality and social justice, and it is encouraging to see its message rewarded with the CFDA’s coveted Fashion Fund award, which gives $400,000 as a prize to its recipients to go forth and conquer – and that is exactly what we expect Jean-Raymond to do.


Celebrities Flee Deadly Wildfire in California

A deadly wildfire in California has reached into areas of Calabasas, Malibu, and other wealthy and densely populated areas, resulting in nine human casualties and the destruction of 7,000 structures so far. Over the weekend, we watched in horror as citizens and celebrities like Will Smith, Cher, and Cindy Crawford were forced to flee their homes as the wildfires approached. A total of 250,000 people evacuated the area and are waiting on firefighters in the region to get the blaze under control.


MyTheresa.com Launches Collaboration with Balmain

Just in time for the holiday season, fans of Balmain’s bold, extravagant aesthetic can now gain access to a party collection exclusively on MyTheresa.com. This isn’t just any party collection, either, but a thoughtfully curated selection of Balmain’s most iconic pieces that have been redesigned for the season. Head over to MyTheresa.com, where you’ll find gorgeous blazer-dresses in tweed, elegantly tailored jackets, and even cozy printed sweatshirts for when you’re ready to climb out of your party attire and into bed.

MyTheresa x Balmain
Photo: Courtesy of MyTheresa

TheOutnet.com Unveils Capsule Collection by Ellery

The exclusive edit of Australian luxury label Ellery has landed at affordable e-commerce site, TheOutnet.com. Featured in the e-tailers’s Holiday Shop at special prices, the capsule collection offers 12 styles, which include the brand’s popular kick-flare pants, signature slipdresses, ruffled-sleeve blouses, and more.

THE OUTNET Ellery Exclusive_01
Photo: Courtesy of The Outnet

Burberry and Vivienne Westwood Tease First Look at Collaboration

Riccardo Tisci’s collaboration with Vivienne Westwood for Burberry is dropping on December 6th, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. This week, the two legends posted imagery on their respective Instagram stories, teasing the release. So far, we’ve caught a look at a mini kilt and lace-up platforms in Burberry’s ‘Vintage’ check, which has only left us wanting more.

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