December is one of the busiest months of the year, we’ll give you that. It is easy to lose track of
what is happening in pop culture world outside the festive activities we are all getting up to. To
keep you in the know, we have combed through all you need to know and rounded up the highlights from the top fashion stories this month.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce a wedding date!
Earlier this month, our favorite royal bachelor announced his engagement to American actress and our latest style crush Meghan Markle. The two, who were introduced by a mutual friend officially dating back in October 2016 and appeared in their first official interview as an engaged couple prior to announcing their wedding date two weeks later. The much anticipated royal wedding will take place on May 19th, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, also the site of many royal weddings, including the 2005 wedding of Prince Charles to Camilla Rosemary Shand. While style editors have been on high alert to effectively report on her style choices, the question everyone wants the answer to is, who will be designing her wedding dress?
Selena Gomez is ‘Woman of the Year’
2017 marked many changes for the actress and singer Selena Gomez. Between a failed romance with fellow artist The Weeknd and a life-or-death surgery to beat her diagnosis with Lupus, she decided to take some time off a busy career to recoup. Despite it all, she still managed to release several singles and music videos, signed to become a Coach ambassador and tried to remain an example on the importance of not giving up for her millions on fans across the world. It was this month that Billboard honored Gomez’s achievements and awarded her with the ultimate title ‘Woman of the Year’. Among other honorees were Kelly Clarkson, who was given the ‘Powerhouse’ award, and Billboard cited Selena’s contribution to raising awareness about Lupus and her heavy philanthropic involvements parallel to her successful music career.
Watch the moment happen for yourself in the video, below:
“With my music, I’ve really been able to illustrate the things I want,” Gomez also said during her speech. “I’ve never felt this proud to be a woman in the industry than I do today. And that’s because I actually feel comfortable with every single woman that’s encouraged me.”
Diet Prada dominated Instagram
@i_d ‘s Winter 2011 cover by @alasdairmclellan featuring @jourdandunn has got to be one of our all time faves from the magazine (if not, one of their all time best!), so it’s odd seeing @chanelofficial ‘s usually impeccable creative team replicate the visual almost to a T on @imaanhammam . #id #idmagazine #alasdairmclellan #chanel #jourdandunn #imaanhammam #chanelbeauty #beauty #makeup #redlips #genzyellow #yellow #nails #nailsofinstagram #nailstagram #pop #color
Andy Warhol once said, “In the future, everyone will be famous in 15 minutes,” and it seems it seems as though he was right. Social feeds are increasingly saturated by ‘the next big thing’, it can sometimes feel daunting to filter through the clutter but every now and again, an account will come about that brings a much-needed humorous breath of fresh air. Consider @Diet_Prada the Edward Snowden of fashion. The whistle-blower account seeks to expose fashion copy cats by crediting ‘stolen’ designs to their original creators. Kim Kardashian was the most recent celebrity to be exposed on the account which previously
targeted her sister Khloe Kardashian’s fashion line. As Harper’s Bazaar put it on their January
2018 cover, the mantra is ‘Fake it till’ you make it, but not if @Diet_Prada is watching!”. We will be watching too!
Nike launches Hijab
Due to launch in January of 2018, Nike has finally given the public a first look into the year-long project that was the hijab for athletes. For the brand, which sponsors some of the best athletes around the world, it was crucial to uphold this product to the high standard that is expected from a product designed for high levels of performance. It was crafted from ultra lightweight mesh fabric that is breathable and provides sufficient stretch and that features an elastic lining to prevent the hijab from slipping off the head during physical activity. Boxer Zeina Nassar, weightlifter Amna Al Haddad and figure skater Zahra Lari were among the professional athletes from different disciplines who assisted and advised in the process of creation. The final product itself is not only an innovation in the world of professional sports but a step forward in technical innovation and inclusion of female athletes of all backgrounds.