Style Notes: Kim Kardashian's Rumored 'Ocean's 8' Cameo; Burberry Beats Expectations
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Kim Kardashian Reportedly Appearing in Ocean’s Eight [Vanity Fair]
Kim Kardashian and her younger sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, are rumored to have cameos in Ocean’s Eight, an all-female spinoff of the Ocean’s trilogy. The Gary Ross-helmed film tells the tale of a jewelry heist at fashion’s biggest event of the year: The Met Gala. Although it’s unclear how involved the reality star will be in the movie, her decision to take part in a heist film doesn’t seem like an ideal way to recover from her own traumatic robbery in Paris. Anna Wintour also is rumored to be making an appearance in the film, which stars Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Sandra Bullock.
Burberry's Holiday Sales Beat Expectations [Bloomberg]
While several retailers reported lower than expected holiday sales (including Macys and Sears, both of which announced massive store closures and layoffs after holiday sales failed to give them the boost they hoped for), Burberry beat expectations. The brand reported a 4 percent increase in retail revenue during the third quarter, which bested analysts' prediction of a 3 percent rise; the company's stock subsequently rose 1.6 percent on Wednesday morning. The British fashion house says that the boost is in part due to the lowered pound, and noted that their handbag category performed especially well.
Birkenstock Launches Home Collection [WGSN]
Everyone's favorite Jesus sandal company, Birkenstock, is expanding its footprint beyond shoes. The German business has teamed up with Austrian furniture manufacturer ADA on a collection of beds, slatted frames, tables and home accessories which take advantage of Birkenstock's trusty cork material. The collection, which promotes good sleep and wellness above all else, was debuted at the interiors trade show IMM Cologne.
Marimekko Teams With Equality Now to Help Women and Girls [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Finnish fashion and textile company Marimekko has partnered with Equality Now, a non-profit organization which helps protect human rights for women and girls across the globe, on a project to promote female equality. Through the end of February, $10 from the sale of every Tasaraita-stripe (which translates to "equal stripe" in Finnish) garment will be donated to the non-profit. The unisex Tasaraita stripe, which was originally created by founder Annika Rimala in 1968 as a timeless symbol of equality, has been revamped with new silhouettes for 2017. Prices for the collection, which include tops, tunics and dresses, range from $95 to $265.