Style Notes: Kelly Osbourne to Host CFDA Awards Carpet; Levi's and Google Do Wearable Tech
Celebrate Friday in style.
The violet-haired Kelly Osbourne will be covering Monday night's CFDA Awards red carpet for the association's website. The former Fashion Police officer and veteran E! red carpet correspondent will report on all of the night's fashionable attendees, including presenters Kim Kardashian, Amanda Seyfried, Gigi Hadid, and Chelsea Clinton, as well as Dwayne Wade and Grimes (Claire Boucher). Though all eyes will really be on Pharrell Williams, who follows in Rihanna's (naked) footsteps as this year's style icon award recipient. [Instagram; WWD]
Hold on to your Apple watch — the next big thing in wearable tech will soon be upon us. "Project Jacquard" is Google's latest venture which aims to put the data input functions of devices like smartwatches and smart glasses into fabrics. Google's team has developed special conductive fibers that can be woven directly into most fabrics without having to alter current factory looms. Levi's was first in line to take part in Project Jacquard, and plans to launch products that incorporate the special fibers as early as fall 2016. Canadian tuxedo, anyone? [Fortune]
After the US charged several FIFA officials for shady business operations including money-laundering, bribery and fraud, certain sportswear sponsors (ahem, Nike) who were not-so-subtly implicated as the bribers, are speaking out to clear their name. On Friday, a Nike spokesperson denied that "any Nike employee was aware of or knowingly participated in any bribery or kickback scheme.” Moral of the story: When it comes to shady activity, just don't do it. [ESPN FC]
Clinique and TED (of the viral speaker series) have partnered up to sponsor a contest searching for the next big innovative idea. The companies are offering $20,000 to a winner with only one catch: they must be a woman. The brands are looking for ideas that will empower and improve women's lives worldwide, and are taking submissions until September 30, with winners announced in October. Good luck! [Elle]