Style Notes: Matt Lauer Tried the Choker Trend; Macy's Cuts 10,000 Jobs
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Matt Lauer Wore a Choker on the 'Today' Show [Today Show]
"Chokers for men are a thing, too," Matt Lauer told Katie Couric on Wednesday morning's episode of The Today Show. "They're late to the game because I have been wearing a choker for years," added Lauer, unbuttoning his shirt collar to reveal a velvet version around his neck. Couric, Hoda Kotb, Carson Daly and Al Roker all took turns chiding the host for the fashion accessory which Taylor Swift last year referred to as "the new flower crown." To be fair, however, male chokers have been spotted on the Louis Vuitton runways, too.
Louis Vuitton's Rumored Collaboration with Supreme [Racked]
Almost 20 years after Louis Vuitton threatened to sue Supreme for copyright infringement of its signature LV motif, the French fashion house and the American skate brand are rumored to be working together on a collaborative project. Photos of tees, sweaters and accessories leaked on social media, though neither brand has yet confirmed the deal that's sure to have streetwear and fashion fans alike buzzing. Stay tuned.
Macy's to Cut More than 10,000 Jobs In the Wake of Declining Foot Traffic, Sales [Fashionista]
And so the department store woes continue. Macy's announced Wednesday that in order to "streamline its portfolio," the company is closing 68 more stores (as part of the plan to close 100 stores, which was announced in August and was estimated to result in 3,900 jobs lost) and intends to reorganize remaining stores with plans to emphasize customer experience. Macy's plans to reinvest nearly $250 million of the savings into its digital operations. Additionally, the company will eliminate redundancies in management and attempt to reorganize its corporate staff, resulting in the loss of an estimated 6,800 jobs.
Self Magazine Removes Diet Plan at Behest of Cover Star Iskra Lawrence [Instagram]
Self magazine editor in chief Caroline Kylstra pulled a sample one-week diet plan from the glossy's January issue following social media backlash with regards to the diet's restrictive nature, with many readers specifically taking offense to the diet's association with cover star and body positivity activist Iskra Lawrence. "We should have approached this Challenge differently," wrote Kylstra. "In partnering with a body positivity advocate who is a role model to many people who have struggled with and are in recovery from disordered eating, we should have been much more sensitive to this issue. It's clear that this type of information could be triggering." Lawrence Instagrammed the letter, writing in the caption, "I knew that there would be recipes involved but did not know that they would be put together in the form of a meal plan or be so restrictive / low cal. I don’t believe in diets, haven't controlled my food since recovery, and would never mean to advocate for them."
I want to first thank you all for voicing your concerns about the New Year’s Challenge. I know nothing I can say will undo the damage that was triggered, but I'm thankful to have you all to learn from. Your voices have had such a huge impact and that makes me so happy. After seeing many of your comments and DMs, I spoke with SELF's editor-in-chief, Carolyn Kylstra. We had a meaningful conversation about the Challenge, after which she made the decision to remove the meal plan. My involvement with the Challenge from the beginning was the fitness aspect—I wanted to share some of my favourite workout moves with you all that aren't for weight loss, but to feel healthy, strong and to look after our bodies. I knew that there would be recipes involved but did not know that they would be put together in the form of a meal plan or be so restrictive / low cal. I don’t believe in diets, haven't controlled my food since recovery, and would never mean to advocate for them. So thank you to @selfmagazine for hearing us - this truly shows the power of our community and the importance of the work the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is doing. We are stronger together and we are enough! Thanks to my bf, fam, my team, @nourishandeat @ddlovato and all of you who support me & @nedastaff