The rumors are true: after this February’s showsNew York Fashion Week will be forced out of Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, its home since 2010.

The NYC Parks Advocates just reached a settlement with the city after arguing that NYFW’s tents and equipment illegally took over the public space, using the park for commercial purposes. Due to their claim, Fashion Week will be prevented from renewing its contract with Lincoln Center, which was supposed to house the event until 2020.

Although a new location hasn’t been named yet, I have no doubt the street-style stars will flock (#selfies and all).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 19, 2014

While making the rounds in NYC last week, Kate Middleton appeared polished per usual. But last night in East London she was spotted looking, well, almost like one of us. The ground-breaking garment she wore? A sweatshirt.

En route to work with a group of Beaver Scouts, the Duchess wore a black zip-up hoodie, J Brand jeans, and tall black boots. She still looked every bit the beauty queen, even without the couture threads we’re used to seeing.

A princess getting cozy in loungewear? That’s a trend every commoner can get behind.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 18, 2014

The results are in. And, in case you had any doubts, they’re so last year. What topped the (actual) trillions of searches in 2014, you ask? A quick recap: 1. Robin Williams, 2. World Cup, and 3. Ebola.

Robin Williams’s greatest achievement? The amount of lives he touched with a smile. As for the World Cup, no surprise. It’s known as the world’s most widely viewed sporting event. And we all know what happened as the Ebola crisis took hold.

Check out the other categories here. Or, just Google it.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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December 17, 2014

Chances are Friends has been a part of your life in one way or another. Maybe you swore by Rachel’s obsession-worthy haircut. Or you simply take in a late-night rerun on occasion. But now? It’s about to become part of your Netflix queue. Come January 1, the entire series will hit the streaming site for your binge-watching pleasure.

As someone who happens to be mid-Friends marathon, I can assure you that starting from the beginning is worth it for the style alone. Think slip dresses and high-waisted pants on the ladies. And ridiculously voluminous shirts and sweater vests on the men. All kind of amazing in their own way.

It’s the kind of TV that will have you hoping for a slew of 2015 snow days. Or is that just me?

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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December 16, 2014

December doesn’t just bring eggnog and gift giving – it’s also a time to look back on the past year. Sure, all these top-10 lists can be a little much, but here’s a compilation that even the Grinch could get behind: the best songs of the last 12 months.

NPR just released “Songs We Love 2014,” an eclectic mix of pop, reggae, jazz, and more, all on an interactive website. Time to plug in and shoulder dance your way through Friday.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 12, 2014

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to its youngest recipient in history yesterday, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan. This latest honor is just another in a long line of achievements for the activist. She has won Sweden’s World’s Children’s Prize, Pakistan’s National Peace Award for Youth, and been named to the TIME 100, the magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world.

Of the Prize, Malala said, “[It] is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change.”

With these accomplishments already under her belt, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Malala.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 11, 2014

After more than 20 seasons, America’s Next Top Model just crowned its first male winner: former NFL wide receiver Keith Carlos. He can now add the victory (and the Tyra-bestowed nickname “Manaconda”) to his modeling résumé.

Not only is Keith the first winner with the, ahem, whole package, but he’s also the oldest winner at age 26 (save for Lisa D’Amato during the All-Stars version). And did I mention he was competing in honor of his late father? I don’t know about you, but I’m okay with letting the ladies sit out from the winner’s circle this season.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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December 9, 2014

Fans of E! mainstay Fashion Police have lamented the loss of beloved host and comedian Joan Rivers since earlier this fall. But a few months ago, viewers were excited to hear that the network is going to bring back the show, just in time to praise (or put down) celebrity red-carpet looks at the Golden Globes.

Kathy Griffin will take Joan’s seat, and now, it’s been announced that style guru Brad Goreski will also join Fashion Police when it returns on January 12. Though his Bravo show It’s a Brad, Brad World was canceled last year, we have high hopes that his tenure on E! will be a long one.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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December 3, 2014

We all know the story of Cinderella. But now, the beloved narrative is getting an update with a fairytale cast, including Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Downton Abbey actress Lily James as the leading lady.

What can we expect from this Kenneth Branagh–directed film? “I believe that there are expectations of a Disney Cinderella,” Kenneth says. “So, of course, we give people a pumpkin. Of course, we give them a carriage….Everything that you might expect is there.” Except this time, Cinderella doesn’t play victim. He adds, “She’s her own gal and she’s good company. She redefines goodness, I think, in the performance and she makes it sexy, and cool, and playful.”

Pumpkin carriages aside, the part I’m the most excited about? The glass slippers (obviously).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 21, 2014

An eye roll. A burrito. Popping bubbly. None of these can currently be expressed with emoji. But mid-2015 the Unicode Consortium – the folks in charge of creating the beloved illustrated language – might release all three in a set of up to 37 new designs.

Candidates for the Unicode 8.0 release have been announced on The Unicode Blog, including a delicious little taco and a highly requested unicorn face. Whether or not each of these additions makes the final cut, we excitedly await this long-overdue refresh.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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November 19, 2014