Celebrate The Year Of The Pig With These Perfectly Piggy Pieces


The cutest merch to ring in the Lunar New Year

Today, February 5, marks the Lunar New Year, the beginning of a whole new year according to the traditional Chinese calendar. Each year is represented by an animal from the Chinese zodiac, and, this time around, we're kicking off the Year of the Pig, an animal that symbolizes wealth and good fortune in Chinese culture.

Wealth and good fortune are great and all, but the important thing here is that pigs are, simply put, really freaking cute—just look at Gucci's latest campaign if you need further proof. So when our favorite labels hop on board with the celebrations and launch special collections and merch circling the holiday (and, thus, pigs), we can't help but squeal with delight (no pun intended).

From luxury brands like Emporio Armani and Vetements to cult-favorite indie labels like Cult Gaia and Verameat, 2019 brings us everything from snout-adorned handbags and shoes to pig-silhouetted crewnecks and charms. I don't know about you, but that sounds like good fortune to us.

Below, we rounded up some of our favorite swine-themed pieces to help ring in the new year. Act fast, because once the limited-edition pieces are gone, it'll be 12 more years before we'll be celebrating this perfect creature once again. (But don't worry, we also sprinkled in some of our favorite year-round pig gear, too.)

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Missoma, Limited Edition Year Of The Pig Necklace, $136, available at Missoma.

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Charles & Keith, Zodiac Pig Sandals, $49, available at Charles & Keith.

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Vivienne Westwood, Lady Pig Earrings, $397, available at Vivienne Westwood.

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Aldo, Baffa, $50, available at Aldo.

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JW Anderson, Pig Bag Charm, $250, available at Farfetch.

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Emporio Armani, Pig Logo Print Jumper, $407, available at Farfetch.

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Coach, Jeweled Pig Bag Charm, $85, available at Coach.

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Kate Spade, Year Of The Pig Maisie, $299, available at Kate Spade.

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Verameat, Bitty Piglet Got Lucky, $34, available at Verameat.

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Monica Vinader, Chinese Zodiac Bessie The Pig Pendant Charm, $95, available at Monica Vinader.

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ASOS, Pig Socks, $5, available at ASOS.

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Miansai, The Little Piggy Pendant Necklace, $185, available at Miansai.

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Tory Burch, Peggy The Pig Metallic Mini Bag, $328, available at Tory Burch.

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Gucci, Piglet Wool Hat, $340, available at Gucci.

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H&M, Long Sweatshirt, $29.99, available at H&M.

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APM Monaco, L'Aviateur Ring, $160, available at APM Monaco.

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Vetements, White Pig Chinese Zodiac T-Shirt, $250, available at Ssense.

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Cult Gaia, The Babe, $148, available at Cult Gaia.

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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]



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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.