Style Notes: Kylie Jenner Covers 'Galore'; Macy's to Close 35 Stores
RIP, three-day weekend.
Freshly minted adult Kylie Jenner is officially "legal," and Galore mag doesn't want you to forget it. The youngest Jenner graces the cover of the glossy's September issue, in which the 18-year-old discusses her age ("I wish I could be 17 for the rest of my life"), her business ventures ("Kim has definitely inspired the business side of me most") and her work ethic ("If I'm not working for two weeks, I freak out"). The accompanying spread, shot by controversial photographer Terry Richardson, shows off Jenner's all-grown-up curves, as well as those infamous lips. [Galore]
As part of its restructuring efforts, which included overhauls of several of its top-performing stores earlier this year, Macy's has announced that it will be closing between 35-40 of its underperforming locations within a year. With 770 storefronts, the business reported that the soon-to-be-shuttered locations, which are to be announced at a later date, make up about 1 percent of the company's total sales. However, CEO Terry Lundgren added that the company closes a few stores every year as new shopping centers open in order to streamline and said that brick-and-mortar stores remain vital to the business. [USA Today]
Zac Posen is the latest designer to get in on the wearable-tech phenomenon, with an LED dress that closed his ZAC Zac Posen show earlier today. What made Posen's gown truly special, however, was the fact that it was programmed by Made With Code, Google's girls-programming initiative, which encourages young females to learn the computer skill. As the dress went down the runway (on model Coco Rocha), the 500 LED lights displayed the girls' coded patterns for a truly one-of-a-kind look. [Google Blog]
Speaking of technology, Ralph Lauren Corp. is embracing social media's real-time factor by partnering with Twitter's Periscope app to live-stream the designer's New York Fashion Week show not only to app users, but also to passersby at London's Piccadilly Circus. The live broadcast will be played on the screens around the busy hub, which coincidentally has a Ralph Lauren store within a 10-minute walking distance.The brand also will promote the show by tapping into its 1.3 million Twitter followers. [WWD]