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Snoop Dogg sat down with Jada Pinkett Smith on the latest episode of Red Table Talk. Smith shared a clip of the upcoming episode on Twitter last night, previewing a scene in which she confronts Snoop over his recent Gayle King rant,
Snoop attacked King last month after she addressed Kobe Bryant’s rape allegations during an interview with WNBA player Lisa Leslie. Now, in the 50-second-long Red Table Talk preview, Smith tells Snoop how his words affected her.
“When you said what you said in regards to Gayle, my heart dropped. I felt like not only were you talking to Gayle, but you were talking to me.”
She then explained how Snoop’s rant had taken power not just from King, but all women of color, including Smith’s co-hosts, mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and daughter Willow Smith. “That was one of the reasons why I felt like I really wanted to have this conversation with you in the spirit of healing.”
In the preview, a teary-eyed Snoop listens and nods his head in agreement. The full episode will air on Facebook Watch on Wednesday, February 26. Watch the preview below.
Ravey, biodegradable Wellington boots are not something you’d traditionally associate with Italian master craftsmen Bottega Veneta, but here we are, a year into creative director Daniel Lee’s much-publicized revolution, where the unexpected is fast becoming the norm. On the streets, people panicked and donned surgical masks as fear of coronavirus gripped Milan. Inside, a live cello and violin duo played achingly pretty music while Greek ionic columns, lemon trees, and classical statues were projected onto white screens. They say fashion has the power to transport you places, but perhaps the conceit has never applied so literally.
Given its august history, even the idea of attending a Bottega Veneta show can feel intimidating (looking around at the ladies clutching “it” bags that literally cost three times as much as my monthly rent will never not promote internal existential angst), but the eclectic makeup of the audience — young and old, seemingly from all walks — is testament to Lee’s work as an egalitarian force. Similar to Jonathan Anderson at Loewe, the young Brit, quite simply, has made this previously staid house cool again. The proof isn’t in the pudding — it’s the fact Dev Hynes is taking photos in the front row.
As for the clothing itself? Well, there’s plenty to unpack. If Bottega Veneta was a sportsperson, at least historically, it would be Roger Federer — pure and utter class, sometimes to the point of stuffy. Like tennis, the lofty price points render it inaccessible to most people, and so it exists to be appreciated through a screen rather than witnessed (or worn) in real life. Still, how beautiful it is to marvel! This time, however, it wasn’t just a cavalcade of vaunted couture that came down the runway. In amongst the sequin dresses and lavish accessories (the new clutch that kinda looked like a furry jellyfish had people in the front row gasping), there were elements of neon, tech, and sportswear, not to mention a lascivious dollop of rock and roll (check out Kaia Gerber in the flared pants). High fashion, carried out with a non-patronizing nod to the streets.
Previously one of the weakest players in the Kering stable, Bottega Veneta’s menswear is now a powerhouse to be reckoned with, evidenced by the fact the show opened with two men’s looks. This time last year, some observers leveled criticism at Lee for what they perceived as good ideas that were clumsily executed. Here, there was a sense that he had found his groove. This is just the beginning.
Sweet and tender hooligan
Is that ANOTHER cummerbund I spy? And look how elegant that lacy shirt is! Daniel Lee, the most sensitive aesthete to come out of Northern England since Morrissey.
Finish him… with unrivaled steeze
Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat has retired from fighting. He now walks around the streets of Milan in this intrecciato weave ninja costume, begging street style photographers to take photos of him.
Keep a gold [pendant] on my [jacket]
Gold adornments on clothing has always been, in my eyes, a bit of a dickhead move. But this trench coat looks great! Still wouldn’t wear it, though.
Rock and Roll Star
Your pals have just started a new indie band and have somehow convinced Kaia Gerber to play the bass. Not sure how she’ll manage with those oversized cuffs.
David Beckham’sInter Miami unveiled its stylish new home jersey today, and it’s the best MLS kit we’ve seen in a while. After its away jersey took on a black and pink color scheme, Inter Miami has now dressed its home kit in white with black and pink detailing.
Inter Miami joins MLS for the 2020 season, so it only stands to reason that its debut kit needs to get the club off on the right foot. David Beckham’s involvement as co-owner and president has seen interest around MLS’s 25th club skyrocket.
Though not a new phenomenon, recent years have seen football jerseys appropriated by the fashion crowd and clubs react accordingly with special-edition jerseys that seem to be made first and foremost for off-the-pitch wear.
The club badge’s herons are embossed all over the top, while the black and pink detailing stand out against the predominantly white jersey. Check it out above and shop it at Pro-Direct Soccer below.