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Wearable Tech Exhibit Opens at Milk Studios’ MUZSE

Intel and Opening Ceremony MICA Bracelet; Image: Opening Ceremony

Intel and Opening Ceremony MICA Bracelet; Image: Opening Ceremony

A new wearable tech exhibit is christening Milk Studios’ workshop MUZSE today. Entitled Adorned: The Shape of Things to Come, the show takes a look at wearable tech’s past, present and future. On display will be items from 17th century artifacts to the first noise-canceling headphones to Intel’s new MICA bracelet, which was designed in collaboration with Opening Ceremony.

“[MUZSE is] the first culture and technology platform of its kind made possible in part by the innovation and insight of its founding partner, Intel, that will allow both tech evangelists and design mavens to manifest high-performing, aesthetically driven objects designed for us to stylishly navigate our hyper-connected world,” said Mazdack Rassi, creative director at Milk Studios, in an official company statement.

Adorned: The Shape of Things to Come is open today until 7 p.m., and will be on display through Saturday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at MUZSE on 446 West 14th Street.

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4-Year-Old Instagram Star Mayhem Is J.Crew’s Latest Designer

On a dreary day like this, we could all use something to cheer us up. In this case, we’re thanking J.Crew because the retailer just let drop the most adorable news ever. The retailer’s design collaborations are always painfully covetable (it literally hurts us how good they are), but this latest one is so gosh darn cute, we don’t know what to do. J.Crew asked kiddie couture Instagram star Mayhem to design a capsule collection for the brand. Kaboom. That’s the sound of your ovaries exploding. 

Mayhem became popular for her mini paper replicas of celebrity red carpet gowns. She’s dressed up as everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Rihanna and each time she is more adorable than the last. For this collaboration, J.Crew tapped the 4 year old to help design a nine-piece collection for its Crewcuts line. The range, which retails for under $100, is due to hit stores in the spring.  (more…)

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Harper’s Bazaar Tops Adweek’s List of ‘Hottest’ Magazines

Adweek‘s list of 2014’s hottest magazines is finally here. The mag combined its own picks and allowed readers to vote on their favorite glossies for the year. Topping the list for “hottest” magazine was Harper’s Bazaar, which Adweek notes has managed to expand its circulation and rack up the most Pinterest followers of any other magazine. In the reader poll, Fast Company won for this category. Sports Illustrated’s Paul Fichtenbaum was Adweek‘s favorite EIC, while Glamour‘s Connie Anne Phillips won for publisher of the year.

IMAGE CREDIT: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM VIA TFS FORUMS

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM VIA TFS FORUMS

As for the other categories, GQ and Playboy grabbed the prize for best lad mag from Adweek‘s staff and readers, respectively. People was the favorite for the celebrity-focused lot, though Closer got the nod from the readers in the same category. Kimye’s Vogue cover was not left out of the mix, winning the Adweek stamp of approval for best cover, while Sports Illustrated‘s bum-focused swimsuit issue was the reader’s choice. For the fashion set, Glamour beat out the rest and Nylon came in as a top pick for readers. 

All in all, it’s safe to say it was an eventful year in the magazine world.

What do you think? Are Adweek‘s choices on-point or should there be a revote?

[via Adweek]

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Watch: Hailey Baldwin Shakes It in a Sketchy Hotel Room for LOVE’s Advent Calendar

We bet that if Katie Grand had her way, Kendall Jenner would be included in every day of LOVE magazine’s advent calendar, but unfortunately, there are other models in the world and she’s gotta make use of ’em. Today, it’s Hailey Baldwin’s turn to shake her tailfeather for the camera.

Set in a sketchy-looking hotel room with a stripped twin bed and fuzzy old-timey TV, Hailey gyrates and purses her very red lips for the camera. The model is clad in a lacy white crop top, Daisy Duke cutoffs and a pair of glitter boots. Daniel Jackson directed today’s video, and while it is a little spooky (sorry, strange motel rooms freak us out), Hailey does look incredibly sexy.

Watch her in action above.

[via LOVE YouTube]

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Effective Immediately: Mike Jeffries Steps Down as Abercrombie CEO

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

It is the end of an era for the Abercrombie company. Mike Jeffries, the controversial 70-year-old CEO, is stepping down after years of declining sales and a new push to rebrand the flailing company. Jeffries will no longer be CEO or a member of the board and earlier this year was demoted from his chairman position at the company.

Jeffries brought Abercrombie & Fitch to the height of its popularity in the 90s and early aughts, marketing the label as the brand the “cool kids” wear and creating an in-store experience unlike any other teen retailer at the time. Over the years, the company has come under fire for racial discrimination (it used to relegate workers of color to the stockroom), selling thongs and push-up bras to 10 year olds and its look policy, which discriminated against Muslim workers

Abercrombie has also come under fire for not catering to larger customers, a situation that Jeffries seemed to have no problem with. “Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends,” he told Salon in 2006. “A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”

Abercrombie is currently on the hunt for someone to fill the position and help improve its image with consumers. Teen retailers have been floundering thanks to the popularity of stores like H&M and Zara that provide trendy, more affordable options. It will be important for the next CEO to figure out how to get the company back on top.

Following the announcement of his departure, Abercrombie stock has already gone up 7.8 percent.

[via Bloomberg]

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Tonight! Watch the Victoria’s Secret Pre-Show Live on theFashionSpot

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

Today’s the day! After weeks of previews, fittings and BTS Instagram photos, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is airing tonight at 10 p.m. EST on CBS. But before you get into the performances, the glittery lingerie and see Ariana Grande get smacked in the face by an Angel wing, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge and Martha Hunt want to get you (even more) psyched with the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Pre-Show. 

Join the models for a little pre-show coverage at 9/8c — and you can watch it all right here on theFashionSpot

Happy VS Day!