Style Notes: Rihanna's Puma Creepers Win Shoe of the Year; Ivanka Trump Gifts Kellyanne Conway a Friendship Bracelet
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Rihanna's Fenty Puma Creeper Wins 2016 Shoe of the Year [Footwear News]
Rihanna's Fenty Puma Creeper been crowned Footwear News' Shoe of the Year, dethroning Kanye West's Yeezy sneaker, which won the 2015 title. The style, which was released in several colorways, sold out within hours of each re-release. Criteria for the award include retail sales, consumer feedback and "overall buzz." Said Rihanna of the honor, "It means so much to me to make a mark like this in the shoe and sneaker industry and to have so many people share my love for the Creeper." The award will be handed out at the 30th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards on Nov. 29 in New York City.
J.Crew Ditches Its Bridal Line [Fortune]
Bad news for future brides who had their hearts set on a J.Crew wedding gown: The preppy retailer is ditching its bridal collection (which first launched in 2004) in order to offset the company's continuously falling sales over the past few years. In addition to its bridal gowns, J.Crew is also discontinuing its popular bridesmaid-dress collection. In the most recent quarter, the company's sales were down 9 percent year-over-year.
Ivanka Trump Gifts Kellyanne Conway Gold "#MAGA" Bracelet [Twitter, Yahoo]
As two of the most important public-facing women of Donald Trump's campaign, Ivanka Trump and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway have not had it easy. However, on Friday afternoon, Ivanka thanked Conway for her hard work (perhaps a little pre-emptively?) by gifting her a $375 14-karat-gold bracelet with "#MAGA" charms — an acronym for the Trump campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again" — from Stone & Strand. The brand also makes a "#IWH" ("I'm With Her") charm bracelet, in case you're interested.
The Weeknd Reveals Why He Cut His Famous Dreads [People]
The Weeknd made headlines earlier this fall when he revealed his Starboy album cover — and a close-shaved new do in place of his signature asymmetrical dreadlocks. At The Wall Street Journal's Innovator Awards on Wednesday, the crooner revealed the reason for the chop: "I could only sleep on one side of my face." He added, "It didn’t feel right anymore. … I told everybody I was getting rid of it, and everybody — literally, unanimously — they were like, ‘No, don’t do it! That’s your whole thing, that’s you.’ And the way they said that, I was like, ‘Oh, I’m definitely cutting it now.’ " Plus, he noted, there are plenty of benefits to his new do. "The sleep is amazing. The shower is amazing because I don’t have to spend two hours cleaning it. I didn’t know how much I wanted it until I did it."