It’s Another Nearly All White Oscars for 2016

The Oscar noms seem to be lacking diversity, Y-3 is going galactic and more of today’s news.


Cue #OscarsSoWhite

Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and #OscarsSoWhite is clearly back in play this year. With Straight Outta Compton missing a Best Picture nom, Will Smith left out of the Best Actor category and Idris Elba falling short of the Best Supporting Actor list, the only Academy nods for two of the year’s biggest films about African-American characters went to white people. [ NYT ]


Y-3 Goes Galactic

Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto has revealed the future of flight suits today via a collaboration between Y-3 and Virgin Galactic. Known for his conceptual innovation, Yamamoto has dreamed up the first-ever commercial space line, created for the pilots, future astronauts and operations team at Spaceport America in New Mexico. An "intersection of fashion and space," the flight suit and boot prototypes, made from specially engineered materials, are a result of extensive testing and trials to ensure functionality. Even passengers will get a chance to don futuristic duds—the collaborators also created a jacket for upcoming Virgin Galactic commercial space flights. [ Fashionista ]


Annie Leibovitz On Tour

Annie Leibovitz is hitting the road! As a continuation of her WOMEN: New Portraits project that began more than 15 years ago, the famed photog is revealing new images (commissioned by UBS) in a 10-city tour beginning in London this Saturday. Reflecting on the changing roles of women today, the popular series features artists, musicians, CEOs and philanthropists alike. The exhibition will travel to Tokyo, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Istanbul, Frankfurt, New York and Zurich over the next 12 months, with free access to the public. [ UBS ]


The Long-Awaited Freinds Reunion Is Happening

They've been there for us since 1994, and 12 years after the hit show went off the air, NBC is finally giving fans what they want—a reunion (cue the clap, clap, clap, clap, clap). In a two-hour special that will be broadcast February 21, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Chandler are all guaranteed to be there, though not in character. The reunion is a celebration of James Burrows' (one of the sitcom's directors) 1000th television program. [ Vogue UK ]


Are Low-Calorie Foods Making You Gain Weight?

We know sugar and processed foods are giant culprits when it comes to weight gain, but low-calorie, sugar-free and fat-free alternatives aren't your friends either. In a Q&A with Dr. Laura Lefkowitz, who specializes in nutrition and health counseling, find out why synthetic food substitutes are foes, and what they do to our blood-sugar levels and bodies. [ Goop ]

Courtesy of Mother of Pearl

Mother Of Pearl Launches E-Commerce

It Brit brand Mother of Pearl launched an e-commerce site today as part of the brand's initiative to directly engage with consumers. Starting with footwear and handbags from the Resort 2016 collection, the platform will eventually add ready-to-wear to the mix. Check out signature offerings, from playful footwear to graphic handbags, all between $280 and $865. [ WWD ]


7 Things Your Hairstylist Wishes You Did

Hair appointment prep can be as crucial as the rendezvous itself, and respecting salon etiquette is clutch for scoring killer results. Find out the 7 things hairstylists want you to think about before your next appointment—with plenty of salon dos and don'ts—to make the most of your time in the chair. [Bustle]