With her piercing blue eyes and soft features, Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette (wait, did you think I was talking about a person?) has always seemed like she could be a model, but now it's official. Choupette will be the new face of a holiday capsule collection for cosmetic brand Shu Uemura. The collection's name? Shupette. I know—perfection. This marks the first time an animal has teamed up with a beauty brand, confirming what we already knew: Choupette is the most powerful cat in fashion. After all, she's already inspired a capsule collection of accessories that included fingerless gloves, purses, and, of course, iPad cases—a nod to her favorite device to play with. Plus she has more Twitter followers than most human beings.
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The decision is in. LeBron James is headed BACK to the Cleveland Cavaliers. I'll be honest, I personally am not a LeBron fan (*winces, ducks for cover*), but for the days between announcing he would opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat and play the field as a free agent, I couldn't help feeling I was being held emotionally hostage by the impending move. Was it all a power move to renegotiate with the Heat? Would he hop to yet another team? Was there actually a chance that he could sign with—*GASP*—my Lakers??? Every scenario seemed up for grabs. But the only one that felt "right"—in what felt like everyone's eyes, not just James'—was a grand homecoming to Ohio.
Remember a few weeks back when Nicki Minaj announced not one but two new perfumes within a 24-hour span? She made her debut on HSN last night to hawk the fragrances on live television and it was spectacular. In addition to selling bust-shaped bottles, Nicki took the opportunity to give her fans—who stayed up all night to place their orders—valuable life advice like "put your best foot forward," "always be independent," and the classic ol' "stay in school." At one point, her co-host actually got so choked up she started crying? It was very late at night, I dunno.
Think I can train the stray cats on my block to do this?
Photos: Kamine Zoo
In a move that seems lifted from a Zoolander subplot, a Japanese zoo is letting its animals distress jeans. The lions, tigers, and bears (oh my) at Kamine Zoo are introduced to rolls of denim wrapped around their favorite toys, tires and and rubber balls, which they then maul, because, y'know, they're animals. The distressed material is then turned into jeans by Japanese designers.
Beyonce's On The Run bodysuit designed by Alexander Wang.
There was simply no way Beyonce's costumes for the On the Run tour would be anything less than flawless, but somehow they're shaping up to be even more impressive than we were expecting.
To whip up performance looks fit for a queen, she enlisted a bunch of her favorite designers. Last week, we learned that Michael Costello made a black lace bodysuit for the tour. Now, Bey is spilling the deets on that leather Alexander Wang bodysuit.
Ain't it the truth.
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I'm sure you've heard the news by now. Ryan Gosling is rumored to be having a baby with Eva Mendes. Also rumored to be true: my inability to love ever again. For those of you who are coming to terms with the debilitating news, I'm here you for you. And in the spirit of solidarity, I've found a couple of items to ease the grieving process as you walk along your very own boulevard of broken dreams.
Depending on your level of acceptance, there are two ways of approaching this devastating devlopment. There's the mature path of calm acceptance. Sure, Ryan Gosling isn't with you and you're dealing with a wellspring of emotions, but you're sophisticated enough to know that this is your life now. However, that doesn't mean you've entirely recovered. You'd still like to be handled with kid gloves until you're fully healed. Thankfully, Nasty Gal is on it.
Something different, Rih?
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When you look at as many pictures of Rihanna as I do (personal interest/job requirement, OK?), you notice when something is different. New hair is expected, but a facial piercing is definitely not. Imagine my surprise, then, when I saw these pics of badgalriri from last night with a ring hanging from her nose! Big debuts that fly under the radar = one of thousands of reasons I miss her Instagram every single day.
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Alexander Wang and H&M have been teasin' the heck out of us lately, and we like it. Well, kind of. It all started three months ago when A. Wang announced via Instagram that he would be collaborating with H&M on a clothing and accessories collection come fall (November 6, to be exact!). While simultaneous screams were heard 'round the world, things have been pretty hush-hush since the initial announcement. Until, well, right now.
Emma Watson at the Valentino show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
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Despite getting face-palmed by new best friend Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson has single-handedly won Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Apologies to all of the designers who spent the last few months of their lives working hard on their collections, and better luck next time to all the celebrities who flew halfway around the world to attempt a lasting statement in the front row (OK, Jared Leto's an exception here, for obvious reasons). Anyway, everyone else can just give up because Emma Watson—and her killer outfit at the Valentino show—is all the matters.