Cynthia Nixon talks Sex And The City story lines, Queen B makes a surprise appearance and more of today’s news.
Sex And The City Was Totally Real
Despite all the outlandish moments on HBO's hit series Sex And The City, Cynthia Nixon—aka Miranda Hobbes—revealed that every single story line was true. The talented screenwriters certainly had their fun, as Nixon shared, "They couldn't put anything into an episode that hadn't literally happened to someone in the writer's room or someone that they knew firsthand." Art imitates life, and we love it. [Vogue UK]
Beyoncé Still Runs The World
Even more shocking than Channing Tatum's cross-dressing performance on Lip Sync Battle? Beyoncé's surprise appearance last night on the wildly popular TV show. Queen B took to the stage with the Magic Mike actor as he performed Run The World (Girls), eliciting a natural bow-down moment from the audience, Tatum and his wife/competitor Jenna Dewan Tatum. [Vogue UK]
Who Are The 2016 BAFTA Nominees?
The BAFTA noms are out! Here are the highlights: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Carol, The Revenant and Spotlight are up for best film. Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander received Leading Actor and Leading Actress noms respectively for their work in The Danish Girl. Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio are also up for Leading Actor. Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan made it into the Leading Actress category and Dakota Johnson was nominated for the Rising Star award. We can't wait to see how things play out on February 14. [Vogue UK]
Iris Apfel Gets Techy
Just when you thought Iris Apfel couldn't get any cooler, the 94-year-old proves her eternal style savvy with the debut of her own wearable tech collection with WiseWear. For women who want to monitor their health while maintaining their personal style, the admittedly "un-techy" Apfel created a bracelet that strays from the products on the market that to her "are quite hideous." Also planned for the line? Bigger, bolder pieces like brooches and statement necklaces that reflect her iconic look. [Mashable]
Barneys' Chelsea Flagship Will Finally Open
Barneys' anticipated downtown Chelsea flagship is officially opening this February, occupying all of Seventh Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets. Shoppers can expect 5 floors of men's and women's ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories and cosmetics—plus a Freds restaurant, a men’s barbershop by Blind Barber and state-of-the-art technology to enhance the shopping experience. [Daily Front Row]
The Masses Can Soon "Tap It Back"
Target is bringing SoulCycle to the masses in celebration of its workout-collection collab with the boutique fitness studio. Kicking off January 22, the retailer will host a 10-city tour of complimentary 45-minute classes taught by SoulCycle's spin instructors. Though Target has yet to open registration to the public, you can count on spots being limited and filling up fast. Check out a preview of the collection here and find out if your city is on the SoulCycle tour list.
The New Face Of Louis Vuitton Was A Bond Girl
Another bankable actress has made her way into a high-profile fashion campaign. French-born Léa Seydoux (known for her role as a Bond girl in Spectre) joins the A-list roster of Louis Vuitton faces—Alicia Vikander, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly and Doona Bae. Her first official duty as an LV ambassador? Appearing on the arm of Nicolas Ghesquière in a custom-designed look at the Los Angeles UNICEF Ball January 12. Plan to see Seydoux in ad campaigns and at major brand events in the coming months. [WWD]
Here's How To Steal Miss Golden Globe's Beauty Look
Following in the footsteps of Dakota Johnson and Rumer Willis, model-actress Corinne Foxx (Jamie Foxx's daughter) has been named Miss Golden Globe 2016. While we may not reach Hollywood stardom ourselves, we can share a tutorial for achieving the brunette beauty's smoky eyes and voluminous lashes. Here, a step-by-step guide by makeup artist Monika Blunder.
Lily Collins Will Star In Amazon's New Show
She'll lead opposite Matt Bomer in Amazon’s new drama pilot, The Last Tycoon. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished final novel, the project is written and directed by Billy Ray with an impressive cast including Kelsey Grammer and Rosemarie DeWitt. [Deadline]
The Best Tech Products For 2016
Saving you the legwork of sorting through smart gadgets aplenty, Mashable's Tech Team attended the world's largest consumer electronics and technology trade show (otherwise known as CES) to bring you the best products in the tech space for 2016. From smart showers to passenger drones to reimagined turntables, check out the best in tech here.
H&M Says Sorry Over Scarf
Under fire for a cream and black striped scarf, trend-driven retailer H&M has apologized after being accused of copying a Tallit (the Jewish prayer shawl) by social-media users. Stating that its only intention was to design a trend-forward accessory, the mass retailer said, "We are truly sorry if we have offended anyone with this piece. Everyone is welcome at H&M and we never take a religious or political stand. Our intention was never to upset anyone." Still on the brand's site, the scarf is no longer available in certain markets. Oh the power of the Interwebs. [Vogue UK]
The Inventor Of The Miniskirt Passes Away
French designer and inventor of the miniskirt, André Courrèges passed away last night at the age of 92 following a 30-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Courrèges launched his eponymous fashion house in 1961 and was a trendsetting staple for stars like Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve. We'll surely miss the legend but remember him oh so fondly. [AP]
The Juicy Couture Tracksuit Is Getting Its Own TV Series
If there were ever a TV show premise to truly surprise us, it's this one. Inspired by the Juicy Couture tracksuit of our youth, Made In LA is the latest fashion-themed series to hit the small screen. Backed by Mila Kunis and Fake Empire (the production company behind Gossip Girl), the half-hour comedy is based on The Glitter Plan, a memoir detailing the global rise and success of Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor. We'll surely be tuning in. [Deadline]