Style Notes: Candice Swanepoel Is Pregnant; Maison Alaia to Move Forward With Collections, Exhibitions
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Candice Swanepoel Is Pregnant With Her Second Child [Instagram]
Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel is pregnant with her second child. The model, who walked in November's Victoria's Secret Fashion show, posted an Instagram on Friday showing off her baby bump with the caption, "Christmas came early." Swanepoel and her partner, model Hermann Nicoli, also have a son, 1-year-old Anaca. Swanepoel has used her platform as a means to break the stigma about breastfeeding in public and has also been a supporter of Christy Turlington Burns' Mother2Mother nonprofit, which provides support to moms worldwide.
Maison Alaia Will Move Forward With Collections, Exhibitions Following Designer's Death [WWD]
Maison Alaia will move forward with scheduled presentations in January and March following legendary designer Azzedine Alaia's death in November. There has been no mention of who is set to design the collections. The planned retrospective of his work, slated to open in May at London's Design Museum, will also go on as scheduled, as will the brand's first London flagship store, also slated for a May grand opening. It was also reported that the Azzedine Alaia Association, which houses a library dedicated to fashion and culture, will become the Azzedine Alaia Foundation and be open to researchers.
The #CastMeJCrew Winner Has Been Revealed [Elle]
The winner of the #CastMeJCrew competition, which was launched after Elle fashion editor Nikki Ogunnaikke began using the hashtag in an effort to be a part of the brand's inclusive fashion show featuring real editors, influencers and artists, has been revealed. Four-year-old Cayden of the Instagram account @cayden_styles will get his own photoshoot for the brand's holiday campaign. Well deserved.
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Y-3 to Open L.A. Store [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Move over, Santa — Yohji Yamamoto's streetwear diffusion line in collaboration with Adidas, Y-3, is also coming to town. The new location opened Friday in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, which is home to other popular streetwear lines like Supreme and RipNDip. The 1,500 square-foot space — inspired by traditional Japanese tea rooms and the brand's own minimalist aesthetic — will house menswear, womenswear and accessories.
138 South La Brea Ave., Los Angeles 90036
The Most Valuable Sneaker of 2017, According to GOAT [WWD]
According to hype beast-approved sneaker reselling app GOAT, an Adidas collaboration resulted in the most valuable sneaker of 2017 — but no, it's not the Yeezy Boost. Pharrell's special edition of the NMD "Human Race" for Chanel's Colette collection — the current resale of which is about $12,000 — was the most valuable, followed by the Spike Lee x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG. The top 10 included eight Nike styles, one Adidas sneaker and the Balenciaga Triple S Trainer.