Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitcher from Philadephia's Taney Youth Baseball Association, burst onto the national scene by throwing a shutout in the Mid-Atlantic regional final, then became a full-on star by becoming the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series tournament. How big a deal is she? She’s on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, and more than 34,000 people watched her team play in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Wednesday night. Davis lasted just two-and-a-third innings in that game, and left the mound with her team down 3-0. (They'd go on to lose, 8-1, to the team from Nevada.) But of the seven outs she recorded, an impressive six were via strikeout. Said Davis earlier this week about her repertoire: “I throw my curveball like Clayton Kershaw, and my fastball like Mo’ne Davis.” So yeah, despite not getting the win, she remains fully awesome.Here’s a GIF-cap of her performance. »
Improbable couple of summer 2014, Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez, broke up. For it's the annual day when lively people realize there are only ten days left in August and furrow their brows at the inevitable betrayal of time passing. Weekends no longer stretch out so infinitely. A brave new chill interrupts the night air. Images of boots and woolen socks dance in thoughts like spluttering fireflies. And we are reminded that no summer is endless, not even this one.
If you missed the boat on Prada's kicky banana prints, and you're a dude, you're going to be in luck this September. The brand is releasing a men's shirting capsule collection for Dover Street Market, featuring iconic archival prints from past women's collections, including the spring 2011 banana-fest and fall 2013's tweed. The $730 shirts will be at the New York store the first week in September, just in time for prime Fashion Week peacocking.
Hermès silk scarves are legendary: At this point, they're an uncontested classic, both in fashion and in pop culture. So imagine our surprise upon learning that the house would be releasing, for the first time, little bandana squares (55 cm to be exact) in 23 colorful options. Each monocromatic scarf mixes equestrian Western elements with Hermès playfulness. Little stars, spurs, and lassos abound in graphic tableaus; there's even some obligatory French spelled out in rope (les canyons étoiles — the starry canyons!). And at $195, it's a smart price for something so versatile — wear it bandit style, tied to a handbag strap, or tucked in a jean pocket. As with all scarves, the possibilities are endless. Click on to see our favorites.
In her just-released video for "Anaconda," Nicki Minaj cast Drake in a non-speaking role. It's also a non-rapping, non-singing, non-moving role. Drake just sits there, looking really pretty, receiving Minaj's sexual and rapping prowess while symbolizing her high status. The former child actor emoted capably.
At last weekend's inaugural Children's Justice Campaign benefit in the Hamptons, actress Kelly Rutherford — best known for her role as Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl – spoke with the Cut about the excruciating custody battle she's currently navigating. Her two children — Hermes, 7, and Helena, 5 — have been ordered by the courts to live primarily in France with their father, German businessman Daniel Giersch.Read More »
Adorable ukulele/punk-enthusiasts the Prettiots just released a song about the supercool boys you liked in your youth.
It's called "Boys (I Dated in High School)," and you will want to transcribe the whole thing and tape it to your wall, out of overwhelming solidarity/nostalgia/sympathy/appreciation of the liberating moment when your crush-goggles fall away and you realize that your beautiful-cool-alt boy is not all that, at all.
While President Obama has yet to accept Justin Bieber's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (how rude!), Anna Wintour did her part for the cause and took daughter Bee Shaffer up on the offer. Empty your mind of questions — who is this army of children she's assembled? What does the slogan "Mastic in Love" mean? Is Wintour kinda flirting with Roger Federer when she invites him to do said challenge? — and just let it wash over you.
If you haven’t noticed, fall’s almost here. Between the massive September issues arriving in mailboxes and the comprehensive trend roundups, it’s hard not to want to update your closet. But before you go and splurge on new, full-priced pieces, why not peruse the sales? There are plenty of discounted finds that tap into the biggest trends of the season. Or, if you prefer, this is the time to grab a few seasonless staples that work just as well now as they will in a few months. Hunting for a new coat? Vanessa Bruno’s sleek gray version will keep you warm, should the polar vortex return. Maybe you’re looking to invest in a new bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim has a minimalist navy version that’s marked down to $665 (still a lot, but a good deal if you’re in the mood to splurge). Click ahead to see all of these and more.
According to The Wrap, the model will be starring in All Summer Long, a sure-to-be-terrible Beach Boys movie musical that, let's face it, I will probably still see.
Yesterday, when the news that Fairchild Publications — the Condé Nast–owned group comprising Women's Wear Daily, Footwear News, WWD Beauty Inc., WWD Summits and M — was being sold to Penske Media Corporation, it seems appropriate that most people in the industry found out via a WWD news alert. As regular readers know, WWD is the industry source where Armani's quarterly earnings run cheek by jowl alongside an array of scoops about fashion-week front-row denizens. It's known as the "fashion bible" for a reason. (Full disclosure: I worked there from 2006 to 2010.) The deal also gives Penske ownership over Fairchild's rich archive, which is already a resource for design houses and researchers, and could be a gold mine for all manner of projects — retrospective books, documentaries, you name it.But let's take a closer look at what it might mean. »
Before I knew any better, my preferred method for applying eye cream wasn't all that different from my technique for applying schmear to a bagel. Then one day, my mom caught me dipping into one of her fancy jars and shrieked, snatching it out of my hand. "So this is why my eye cream keeps disappearing," she scolded. The Mystery of the Endlessly Disappearing Clé de Peau Beauté eye cream became a closed case. Along with the time she taught me that you should be wary of psychics offering free readings, this turned out to be one of the most valuable lessons my mother ever imparted to me. When I became a beauty editor, I found that my friends were just as flummoxed by eye-cream application as I once was. So, we made a set of GIFs that break down the correct process for applying eye cream, step by step.Read More »
This morning, Eva Chen's customary morning-commute Instagram doubled as a special announcement: the Lucky magazine EIC is expecting a baby come winter 2015.
Congratulations! What better news for a self-described shopaholic than a whole new tiny person to clothe in matching garb? Judging by those mini New Balances, Chanel bag, and carefully coordinated piece of fruit, your spawn will soon be the best-dressed child in the world.
In Guardians of the Galaxy, star Chris Pratt rode his spaceship Milano from character-actor cult fame to hard-bodied movie stardom. But unlike Seth Rogen — who followed a similar trajectory from Funny People to Green Hornet — Pratt has since achieved yet another degree of fame, one previously thought to be limited to the fraught sisterhood of female celebrities and their female fans. Chris Pratt is your new celebrity BFF.Read More »
The rich are different from you and me, of course. But we all use the same Google. Its empty search box is the great leveler. But it so happens, as it always does, that the rich have distinguished themselves once again. They even google differently.Read More »
Since we last caught up with her, Madonna’s vacation has progressed from Cannes to Ibiza, but her patterned hat and attitude toward harmful rays have remained the same. Yesterday, she enjoyed a cliff-side jaunt in the land of foam and diamonds, making her way to a yacht while outfitted in a breezy black-and-white caftan. She completed the pragmatic vacation look with a pair of Adidas Stan Smiths — ideal for rocky terrain — and long white sleeves to prevent against unwanted sun, and presumably, ensure very youthful-looking forearms and wrists.
With its single, gold-plated centered knot, this oval clasp bangle is an understated piece to add to your statement wrist stack — consider it the ideal spacer to wear between more daring bracelets.
Kate Spade New York Sailor's Knot Bangle Bracelet, $78 at Shopbop.
Last week was Discovery Channel's Shark Week, and now that it has passed, now that Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss has come and gone, it's time to look back and honor a historical moment in 27 years of Shark Week history. According to Deadline Hollywood, this year's package was the highest rated Shark Week among women 18 to 49. Finally, proof that pure awesomeness is appealing to all genders.
Maybe the network's doing something right. Or, more likely, we can thank Hand Job Academy's period joke anthem, "Shark Week," for the uptick in interest in large carnivorous fish among women of all ages.
Sometimes it's hard to tell where Courtney Love ends and Jenna Lyons begins. One pioneered the self-described "kinderwhore" aesthetic; one popularized oversize owlish glasses. One sits down at a flea-market-sourced rolltop desk to pen old-fashioned missives to fans of her designs, while the other releases trippy animated videos starring anthropomorphized pasta. Two peas in a pod, they are! But, as it turns out, Lyons and Love have very different opinions on topics like dog-themed magazines, $450 pitchers, and Beats by Dre headphones. T magazine's delightful Take Two feature — which has previously pitted George Takei against Tracey Emin and Alejandro Jodorowsky against Kelis — aggregates product reviews by the two tastemakers, who couldn't be more alike.See if you can tell who said what. »
Adam Driver isn't a far cry from his character on Girls — or, for that matter, in Lincoln — in a henley-and-vest combo on the September issue cover of GQ. (Another look, a tank-top-and-sweater combo, is the kind of meteorologically uneasy style that tends to dominate fashion spreads: see also, models in wool hot pants.) In the accompanying story, the actor reflects on authenticity and his, er, mildly pessimistic worldview. While enjoying a pink smoothie, he says, "I think it's good to live an artful life. I like everything I do to have some kind of meaning." It's the least he can do, since we are all doomed:
“Here’s the thing, life’s shitty, and we’re all gonna die. You have friends, and they die. You have a disease, someone you care about has a disease, Wall Street people are scamming everyone, the poor get poorer, the rich get richer. That’s what we’re surrounded by all the time. We don’t understand why we’re here, no one’s giving us an answer, religion is vague, your parents can’t help because they’re just people, and it’s all terrible, and there’s no meaning to anything. What a terrible thing to process! Every. Day. And then you go to sleep."