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Victoria Beckham On What Inspired Her Target Collab

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Hint: Harper was involved

The following feature appears in the April 2017 issue of NYLON. 

Target’s latest designer collaboration will have you feeling very posh indeed: This spring, Victoria Beckham has teamed up with the retailer to launch a collection, which is finally dropping on Sunday. “For a while now I have wanted to offer something to a wider group of women, who either don’t want to or can’t afford to pay designer prices,” Beckham says. “When Target approached me, it was clear that this was the perfect opportunity to bring a more accessible collection to life for that wider audience.” Here, the designer reveals her inspirations for the line, and gives us a look at her creative process. 

What was your inspiration for this collection?
The Target collection is a reflection of my Victoria, Victoria Beckham line, which has always represented the more relaxed and playful side of my own wardrobe. But this collection is also inspired by my everyday life, and within that all of the experiences I’ve shared with my daughter, Harper. 

How would you describe your creative process?
My team and I have now been working on this project for over a year, and it’s been a really collaborative process. I’ve worked closely with them on everything from the product design to the marketing campaign. The end result has exceeded even my own expectationsI’m so proud of the collection, and I can’t wait to wear it!

You’ve expanded beyond women’s wear and also created looks for babies, toddlers, and girls. What inspired you to design for a wide range of ages?
With Harper and my VVB line both turning six this year, it felt like the perfect opportunity and moment to make my first foray into children’s wear. I had a lot of fun designing for kids, because I really felt that I could draw on my own personal experiences as a mum of four children of all different ages, and tell a story through the clothes. 

What are some of your favorite pieces from this collection?
I love every single piece, so it’s very hard to choose! I’m probably most drawn to the soft tailored pieces, like the tuxedo shirt and the calla lily shirt and pants. 

Victoria Beckham for Target, $6 to $70, available at Target

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.

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