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Matthew Perry Joins Instagram
As the last hold-out among the cast of Friends, Matthew Perry (Chandler) finally caved to peer pressure and signed up for Instagram. In the words of @commentsbycelebs, “We’ve been expecting you.” He signed up for the account @mattyperry4 on Thursday, and already has 4.4 million followers. Could he be any more popular?
Shakira Confuses People Everywhere
Highlighting the talent of Latin superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, the Super Bowl halftime show had plenty of viral moments. From Lopez singing “Born in the USA” while draped in the Puerto Rican flag to the appearance of her daughter for a song medley, it took many turns. However, it was Shakira’s tongue-flicking towards a camera that caught everyone’s attention. Social media seemed confused about the moment, until one user cleared it up once and for all. What was dubbed the “tongue thing” was actually zaghrouta, an Arabic expression of joy and celebration.
Quit the stupid jokes. This is called zaghrouta (a.k.a. ululation in English). It is a joyful sound Arabic speakers make when cheering & celebrating. #Shakira #ShakiraXJLoSuperBowl pic.twitter.com/mG2cWpB592
— Elianne Farhat (@ElianneMJF) February 3, 2020
Yves Saint Laurent Exhibition Honors Betty Catroux
Fashion icon Betty Catroux wasn’t just a muse for Yves Saint Laurent, she was considered his “female double”. Her androgynous look inspired dozens of his designs, and now her influence on the Saint Laurent house will be honored by a special exhibition at Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris from March 3 to October 11. Over 50 designs that embody the masculine-feminine flare that YSL was so well-known for will be on display.
Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello, who partnered with the museum for the exhibition, shared his thoughts on Catroux’s importance to the house, saying, “She lives and breathes Saint Laurent. An allure, a mystery, an almost nefarious aspect, an elusive yet desirable nature, all that underlies the house’s aura, and you understand the magnitude of it when you meet Betty.”
Nike Launches Groundbreaking Collection
With the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo right around the corner, Nike has taken the opportunity to unveil a groundbreaking new collection. Using its NEXT% platform, sustainability and innovation are at the center of its forthcoming release. For instance, the eye-catching ‘Space Hippie’ design, pictured below, was created from scrap remnants found on the floor of its factories.
Not only is Nike designing around the core value of sustainability, in keeping with the brand’s commitment to helping protect the future of the planet, but it also has the honor of creating Team USA’s podium outfits. They will also feature sustainable designs, with Nike’s iconic ‘Windrunner’ jacket reengineered in 100 percent recycled polyester, and ‘Air VaporMax 2020’ sneakers made from recycled materials.
The Outnet Offers Exclusive Diane von Furstenberg Collection
Luxury online retailer The Outnet has just announced the launch of an exclusive collection from Diane von Furstenberg. The iconic house, founded in 1972, has gone on to become a global luxury brand renowned for its bold commitment to color and print. The Outnet’s DVF edit consists of 13 styles, featuring dresses, jumpsuits, tops, and skirts that include an exclusive floral print. The Outnet x Diane von Furstenberg collection dropped on February 4 and is available globally.
Tiffany & Co. Opens a Café at Harrods
Having breakfast at Tiffany’s is now possible for visitors of Harrods in Knightsbridge, London. Starting February 14, Tiffany & Co. will operate The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe, the first of its kind in Europe. Echoing The Blue Box Cafe flagship in New York City, the café will feature that iconic shade of blue throughout, making it the perfect spot to take an Audrey Hepburn-inspired selfie. You’ll also be treated to a fantastic menu for breakfast, afternoon tea, and dinner, with notable favorites like ‘The Central Park Salad’ and ‘The Blue Box Celebration Cake’ to look forward to.
Huda Kattan Ventures Into Skincare
With a company valued at one billion dollar by Forbes, Huda Kattan oversees a sprawling beauty empire. However, she’s not stopping at makeup. Last week, the beauty mogul unveiled the name of her new skincare line, Wishful, which coincided with its first product launch. Wishful’s ‘Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub’ was up for pre-sale, but it sold out – fast. The good news? You can join the waitlist to be among the first to grab it when it restocks.
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Meet our Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub! 💖 What is it? A super gentle yet effective exfoliating scrub (for ALL skin types) that buffs away dead skin cells. You can actually see all of the dead skin that comes off! ✨ The result? Smooth, even, radiant and glowing skin in seconds and long-lasting results in just 10 days! Helps with acne scars too 😘 🍍 Ingredients: A combination of pineapple and papaya enzymes, cellulose, BHAs and AHAs ✨ Use 2-3 x over 10 days on your face, neck & lips 💖 Limited stock available NOW on @hudabeautyshop. 16 Feb in stores & online 100% REAL SKIN #nomakeup #nophotoshop #nofilters