Style Notes: Michelle Obama Covers 'Vogue'; Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Split
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Michelle Obama Covers Vogue [Vogue]
Michelle Obama is leaving the White House with a bang. The first lady landed the cover of Vogue's December issue, looking stunning in a white Carolina Herrera gown with a keyhole cutout. Obama was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the feature, which details her extensive work during the past eight years in the White House, from her Let Girls Learn initiative to her campaign to combat childhood obesity. As for ending her time at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., she noted, "The nature of living in the White House is isolating." She continued, "I think our democracy has it exactly right: two terms, eight years ... It’s enough. Because it’s important to have one foot in reality when you have access to this kind of power." She'll certainly be a tough act to follow.
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Split [People]
Just days ahead of The Weeknd's new album, Starboy's, release, the singer, 26, and his supermodel girlfriend, Bella Hadid, 20, have reportedly decided to go their separate ways. Though the couple had been dating for 18 months, both of their respective careers ballooned in the last half of the year, making dating difficult. According to People's source, the pair still have a "great deal of love for one another." Neither has yet to confirm the breakup via social media.
Stella McCartney Launches Menswear Line [Vogue UK]
Stella McCartney celebrated the launch of her menswear collection, available in stores in January, with an intimate soiree at a venue near and dear to her family's heart: Abbey Road Studios. The British designer credited both her famous father, Sir Paul McCartney, and her husband as inspiration for the new range, which includes rock-star-approved pieces like psychedelic graphic sweaters, bomber jackets and silk blouses. As for why she opted for a party — which was attended by pals Kate Moss, Orlando Bloom and Salma Hayek — rather a fashion show, she said, "As a house, we don't take ourselves too seriously."
Rob Kardashian's Sock Line Comes Under Fire for Being "Inappropriate" [Yahoo]
Sock entrepreneur and new dad Rob Kardashian is the latest target of internet critics, who claim that his children's sock collection, Arthur George, is inappropriate. Fans are specifically angered over a pair which reads "Thug Life" that Kardashian posted to Instagram with the caption, “@arthurgeorge87 kids and baby socks, coming 2017!! You know our baby girl is going to be rocking these!!” Critics feel the phrase touts "anti-black sentiment." Wrote one user in the comments, "This is disgusting. You don’t know what struggle is, and you are appropriating a culture you will never be a part of. You should quit with this anti-black sentiment."