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August 28 2014

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Yohji Yamamoto Makes Us Want to Be a Part of This Soccer Team, Chelsea Handler Goes Out With a Bang, and More of the News You Missed Today

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adidas-sizedYamamoto for Real Madrid…
Today is a good day for fashion-crazed fans looking for another reason to justify watching sports, as Yohji Yamamoto has signed on to create jerseys for the Spanish soccer team Real Madrid. The Yamamoto-designed shirts will be the players’ third option, worn only if both the home and away uniforms are too similar to the opponents’. We guess Real Madrid agrees that your best outfits should be kept for very special occasions. [The New York Times]

Chelsea Handler signs off…
In a star-studded final episode of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler said good-bye to late-night television. From a shower scene with Ellen DeGeneres to an intervention by Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock, the show had no shortage of funny moments. Our favorite part? The celebrity-packed sing-along, which featured a mix of stars including Gerard Butler, Fergie, Tim Gunn, Selena Gomez, and Gwen Stefani. [Elle]

Instagram’s new video app…
Just in time for the social media madness that is NYFW, Instagram has launched a new video app called Hyperlapse. The app features built-in stabilization technology, which allows users to create professional-looking time-lapse videos, previously only possible through the use of expensive equipment. We can’t wait to see how editors and bloggers use this one to introduce the new collections to the world. [Forbes]

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett reunite again…
They’ve created an album together, so why not front a campaign together? Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett were announced today as the stars of this year’s H&M holiday campaign. The two will be featured in a TV commercial, as well as print and online ads, due to debut at the end of November. [WWD]

Melissa McCarthy memorable moments…
Remember when she was just the adorable Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls? We sure do. (Full disclosure: There are more than a few GG fans in the Style.com offices.) In honor of her 44th birthday, a look back at McCarthy’s style evolution. Somehow, a jean jacket seems acceptable on the red carpet when it’s worn by one of the most hilarious ladies out there. [The Huffington Post]

Tom Ford Challenges Nicolas Ghesquière and Hedi Slimane, Drake Delivers His Belated VMA Acceptance Speech, and More of the News You Missed Today

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The best Ice Bucket Challenge yet…
We’ve mostly been refraining from covering the Ice Bucket Challenge, but this is too good to resist: Tom Ford has nominated Nicolas Ghesquière and Hedi Slimane to be next to dump cold water over their heads. We await their response. [@TomFord]

Burning Man won’t dance in the rain…
Burning Man, the annual festival for “community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance,” has been postponed due to bad weather. Originally intended to begin yesterday, event organizers have asked “burners” to reschedule their travel plans and remain in bordering towns until told otherwise. [Rolling Stone]

Swatch watches get smart…
Swatch, the brand that initially pegged smart watches as “novelties,” has announced it’ll be adding fitness features to its 2015 line of Touch digital watches. The fitness-enabled smartwatch is Swatch’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Nike Fuelband. [The Wall Street Journal]

America’s Next Top (Role) Model…
Handpicked by Tyra Banks herself, America’s Next Top Model contestant Chantelle Brown-Young is determined to prove she’s got what it takes to become the first supermodel with vitiligo. Diagnosed at age 4, the Canadian-born beauty has overcome schoolyard bullies and teenage insecurities and now counts herself as a role model for people with the skin disease. [Cosmopolitan]

Drake tricked us all…
Since he missed this year’s MTV Video Music Awards due to tour commitments, Drake decided his Mansfield, Massachusetts, show would be the appropriate location to deliver his award acceptance speech. After thanking God and his mother, the artist addressed the technicalities of the hip-hop genre: “I know this is a hip-hop award, and I know a lot of you out there are frustrated, like, ‘This is not a hip-hop song.’ And you know what? You’re right—I tricked you all.” Well, at least he’s honest. [MTV]

What You Didn’t Know About the Emmys, Iggy Azalea Steps Into the Shoe Business, and More of the News You Missed Today

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Today - Season 63And the Emmy goes to…
Did you know award winners are actually required to buy their Emmy if they want to take it home? Another fun fact: The yellow first-down line shown on broadcasts of NFL football games has won an Emmy. Catch up on all your Emmy trivia on The Huffington Post now, in advance of tonight’s awards. [The Huffington Post]

A chic answer to your dying iPhone battery…
Design company Q has just unveiled a sleek, minimalist bangle that doubles as an iPhone charger, providing you with 60 percent more battery. So Instagram freely, tweet every witty thought, and text to your heart’s content—battery life is no longer an issue. [Refinery 29]

Ralph Lauren gets technical…
Coinciding with the first day of the U.S. Open, Ralph Lauren has launched Polo Tech, a compression shirt that has the ability to read physiological and biological information. It can monitor heartbeat, respiration, energy output, and even stress levels. Throughout the tournament, the shirt will be worn by ball boys and NCAA singles champion Marcos Giron. [WWD]

According to the Romantics Beliefs Scale…
Men are more romantic than women. Yes, you read that correctly. New findings show that guys are apparently more likely to believe in love at first sight, and even place more emphasis on passion in relationships, according to the Romantics Beliefs Scale. [Elle]

Iggy dips her toes in footwear…
Following the likes of Rihanna and Kate Moss, Iggy Azalea (pictured) is the latest celebrity to jump on the collaboration bandwagon. In February 2015, Azalea will launch a collection with footwear brand Steve Madden. This seems like an inevitable next step for the songstress who’s constantly making waves with her risqué style and attention-grabbing outfits. [New York Post]

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EXCLUSIVE: Hannah Bronfman’s Polo for Women Party Report

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bronfman-1Over the weekend, the likes of Nacho Figueras, Rachel Zoe, and Lily Aldridge turned out to celebrate the launch of Polo Ralph Lauren for Women in East Hampton. In between manning the turntables, DJ Hannah Bronfman took a turn as Style.com’s guest party reporter for the night. Here, Bronfman shares all the action from Saturday’s fete.

Above: “Rustic settings at the RL event in East Hampton. I’ve been on the hunt for furniture and the RL store always serves as inspiration!”

bronfman-2“Just a couple of cool kids! Georgina Chapman and Laura Brown arm in arm with Edward O’Sullivan and crew, sporting a fantastic trench coat. I particularly love Laura’s dress. She looks so boho-chic!”
bronfman-3“Jeanann [Williams] selfie time. Great catching up with the stylist who opted for the short-sleeve number that you can see behind her.”

bronfman-4“I just love LOVE how cute Kelly [Framel] and Zach [Lind] are! They are so sweet with each other. It’s inspiring to see a couple with such mutual respect and admiration.”

The Problem With Google’s Driverless Car, Downton Abbey‘s Strange Underwear Rules, and More of the News You Missed Today

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Say it, don’t spray it…
Spray sunscreen is supposed to protect us, but could it be doing more harm than good? The New York Times today is investigating just how dangerous it might be to inhale sunscreen spray’s airborne particles. Might be best to reach for the good old-fashioned lotions after all.

Downton‘s new rules…
After a plastic bottle accidently appeared in the background of a Downton Abbey promotional photo, the show is banning cast members from wearing anything that does not fit their 1920s aesthetic. This includes everything from jewelry to watches, and even the actors’ undies. [Vogue]

Normcore, revisited…
The basic white button-down is having a moment. Once considered plain and boring, it’s one of this season’s must-have pieces—you just need to know how to wear it. The Huffington Post found 20-plus ways.

Google’s robotic car…
Driverless cars are happening—but Google has hit a few proverbial bumps in the road. The company has been forced to add a steering wheel and pedals to the futuristic vehicles so humans can take control in the event of an accident. Probably a good idea. [Telegraph]

Burberry’s CEO takes a pay cut…
Christopher Bailey, CEO and CCO at Burberry, has just sold £5.2 million ($8.6 million) worth of his shares in Burberry. WWD reports that the sale was likely influenced by public scrutiny over his super-high salaries. Apparently, he could earn up to $17.6 million this year alone.

Photo: Tommy Ton