We Ended Fashion Week On A High Note

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Welcome to our Rebel Fashion party

There were two things to celebrate this month: New York Fashion Week (and surviving it), and our first ever digital September cover featuring Lauren Jauregui. Naturally, we had to throw a party. We closed out NYFW at the Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar, and Jauregui herself came through to host with our Editor-in-Chief Gabrielle Korn, so you already know it was a banger. Drinks flowed courtesy of Avion and Red Bull, and Bed Head was on site for hair touch ups before we hit the photo booth (bless).

Teyana Taylor, the one and only, gave us a full show in the middle of the room—who needs a stage? Taylor decided she was content with just a fireplace, and scaled to the top so everyone could see her killer dance moves. It was so worth it.And Zuri Marley was on the DJ booth, and spun nonstop hits all night—there was no excuse not to dance, tbh.

Swipe through for a highlights reel from the night.

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HBICs: Our Editor-in-Chief Gabrielle Korn with our September cover star Lauren Jauregui.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.