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See First Photo of Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Together, Showing PDA, in 11 Months

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Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn haven’t been photographed out together since February 2020 (and even then, they were barely visible). That changed yesterday when the couple of four years was photographed out in London alongside Alwyn’s mom. Swift and Alwyn showed some PDA, holding hands while decked out in winter gear. Swift wore a berry-colored hat and matching gloves gloves, a print mask, dark Stella McCartney coat, and skinny jeans with Hunter boots. Alwyn wore a black puffer jacket, dark beanie, jeans, and Hunter boots as well a mask.

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While Alwyn and Swift have never posted any photos together on their social media, the couple has been photographed from time to time by the paparazzi. They’ve also subtly confirmed they’re quarantining together, with Alwyn sharing photos last year of her cats from their time together in lockdown. Swift spoke about their early quarantine days during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, too.

“I wasn’t expecting to make an album,” she said of folklore, adding that watching movies with Alwyn changed that plan. Early on in quarantine, I started watching lots of films. We would watch a different movie every night. I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t seen Pan’s Labyrinth before. One night I’d watch that, then I’d watch L.A. Confidential, then we’d watch Rear Window, then we’d watch Jane Eyre. I feel like consuming other people’s art and storytelling sort of opened this portal in my imagination and made me feel like, ‘Well, why have I never done this before? Why have I never created characters and intersecting storylines? And why haven’t I ever sort of freed myself up to do that from a narrative standpoint?’ There is something a little heavy about knowing when you put out an album, people are going to take it so literally that everything you say could be clickbait. It was really, really freeing to be able to just be inspired by worlds created by the films you watch or books you’ve read or places you’ve dreamed of or people that you’ve wondered about, not just being inspired by your own experience.”

Swift and Alwyn have purposely kept their relationship private and largely out of interviews. Swift explained the reasoning to The Guardian in August 2019. “I’ve learned that if I do [talk about my relationship with Alwyn], people think it’s up for discussion, and our relationship isn’t up for discussion,” she said with a laugh. “If you and I were having a glass of wine right now, we’d be talking about it—but it’s just that it goes out into the world. That’s where the boundary is, and that’s where my life has become manageable. I really want to keep it feeling manageable.”

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André Leon Talley Is the New Face of Ugg

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Under normal circumstances, asking the question, “How are you?” would likely render a habitual response. “Fine.” But as 2020—and the first few weeks of 2021—proved, there’s nothing normal about the current state of the world. Posing the same question to the famed fashion editor and author of The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir, André Leon Talley takes me on a roller coaster of emotions that perfectly captures what we’re all feeling.

“Awful,” he starts, referring to the violent insurrection that took place at the U.S Capitol just five days before our conversation. Then comes the high points: He’s “optimistic” about the new administration. “What gives me hope for the future is President-elect Joe Bide and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. In with the new administration and out with an old, monstrous, fascist one,” he says. Talley’s also excited about what Bridgerton adds to diversity in television. “Shonda Rhimes, a Black woman, has redefined TV British costume drama, and brilliantly.” But most of all, Talley is feeling the love.

The legendary creative director is the newest star of Ugg’s ongoing FEEL campaign series, which spotlights the inspiring stories of icons from various industries. An icon in his own right for his decades-spanning career and impact in fashion, it might come as a surprise that Talley has been a longtime fan of the comfy footwear brand. Talley previously made headlines for pairing high fashion looks with Ugg boots while sitting front row at fashion week, and even stated that the brand is “as chic as heels for women.”

In the campaign, Talley takes us to his humble abode in White Plains, NY where he poses in the Ugg Neumel boot in one photo, and the Tasman slippers in another—with appearances from his signature fire red Norma Kamali sleeping bag coat and trademark cape. Tucked away inside his living room, Talley talks about his relationship with Ugg, his trademark uniform, and what being Black in fashion means today.

As someone who is always in an elaborate cape or coat, you’re like the poster child for coziness.

Cozy gives you security. Cozy affords you to be comfortable enough to project your best self to the world.

Is that why you chose the Norma Kamali sleeping bag coat for the campaign?

Of course. I have three red Norma Kamali coats. It basically serves as hugs for comfort. You can go out in a blizzard and you’ll be very, very warm in them. It’s oversized. It gives me a sense of being cocooned in a blanket. It’s a blanket that is thermally warm and light. It doesn’t weigh 10 pounds on your body.

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How do you build your outfits? Coat first, everything else after?

The base is my coat and my boots and I build it around that. I don’t have to think about my clothes, I have a uniform. I have shirts made in North Africa, I wear them every day. My accessories are beautiful hats, mostly bought in London at Lock & Co. There’s a special caftan made for me by Tom Ford, and Gucci, and a lady in Nigeria who makes very beautiful caftans. Her name is Patience Torlowei. She makes me beautiful caftans, embroidered, special pieces, but I wear the same thing almost every day.

What’s your earliest memory of Ugg footwear?

My earliest memory of Uggs is probably about ten years ago. When they first came out with something for men, it was the slip-on boots, and I loved it. I had mine monogrammed, and they were just the boots that I went to because I’m at fashion week, running around, and they provided comfort. Listen, I have the most beautiful shoes in the world. I’ve got Tom Ford, I’ve got Berluti shoes, I’ve got Manolo Blahnik bespoke shoes—all those shoes are quite elegant. But when you have been running around fashion week, that Ugg is the utilitarian boot with style. It’s chic and comfortable with a capital “C.”

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What’s the significance of shooting on your porch?

It’s my favorite part of my house. I entertain during the pandemic on the porch, during the warm weather. I did all my lunches and dinners outside on the porch because that was the social protocol to avoid COVID. The porch is a symbol of who I am because the porch is part of the Southern way I grew up. We could sit on the porch, all afternoon when it was very hot, and have family over, and talk. When I decided I was going to do this campaign, I wasn’t going to go into town, they had to come to my house. But I wasn’t going to allow them in, so the only practical place was to be outside on the porch.

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Reflecting on your career, how did being the sole Black editor at the helm of a prestigious publication strengthen your ambitions?

It kept me going. I kept getting up every morning and doing the job as best I could, as best I knew how. I tried to represent my race. I felt it was very powerful to be in that position and I always kept a positive outlook. I kept going, kept going, kept going. I am most proud of my time at Vogue Magazine. I am proud to have been the person who interviewed Michelle Obama for her first cover story when she became the first lady. That was my highest achievement.

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What’s your general view of the fashion industry today?

It is always moving upward and it’s always going to be there and it’s going to survive through all the ups and downs of 2020 and 2021. There’s always going to be fashion as long as you wake up, and get up, and have to leave your house, there’s always going to be someone making fashion. I love the changes I’ve been seeing lately, like the fact that Ugg picked me to be an iconic brand rep. A 72-year-old black man representing their brand—that’s one of the significant changes.

Who have you been paying attention to in the fashion industry?

LaQuan Smith. He’s self-made, self-taught, and he’s sophisticated.

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Are Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes Still Dating in January 2021?

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How is Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’ year-and-a-half relationship doing in the new year? Great, they’d like you to know. The couple was photographed out walking their dogs in Miami with Cabello’s parents on Saturday. (The family has four canines in all.) They dressed up for the occasion, with Cabello opting for a long peach dress and oversized sweater and Mendes wearing an unbuttoned gray top and blue jeans. Missing from their attire? A face mask, given the pandemic is still ongoing and Miami-Dade County is currently under a public mask mandate.

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Cabello and Mendes aren’t photographed out all that often. They were last shot by paparazzi in mid-November while out in Miami. (They weren’t wearing masks then either.)

Cabello did share a shot of Mendes and her in a hot tub at Christmas. “I’m not good at taking a lot of pictures lately but here’s one good one ❤️” she wrote. “merry Christmas! Thank u Santa for my tall sweet funny boy.” Cabello revealed she was in Mendes’ native Toronto over the holiday in another Instagram shot.

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Mendes spoke in early December to SiriusXM Hits 1 Celebrity Session about how he feels being loved by his girlfriend.

“It’s like, it’s like the most, she is completely all in or nothing,” he said. “And I think that’s something that I wasn’t at the beginning of our relationship. And I think that a lot of people maybe are afraid to be all in, because if you’re all in, then you kind of, it hurts it. The blow hurts that much more if it ends, you know? But she really teaches me that if we have one life and we don’t have much time here, it might as well be all in if you’re in love with someone and you’re there. And I kind of learned that every day. She’s so absolutely patient with me, especially when I’m stressed or anything is kind of getting to me. She, she she’ll text me. And if I, if I ever am kind of just being bite-y with her and she’d be like, ‘it’s okay. I love you. No matter what I love you, no matter what.’ And it’s like that that’s real strength and patience and love. But it’s amazing. It’s like a movie.”

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Caitlyn Jenner on Why She’s ‘Closer’ to Kylie Than Kendall Jenner

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Caitlyn Jenner made the bold move few celebrity parents do: openly discussing which child she is closest to—and why she isn’t as close to another. Caitlyn spoke on Dear Media’s The Skinny Confidential Him & Her podcast and went into detail about her relationships with her youngest two children, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. She joked that her favorite generally of her six biological and 10 step-children “depends on the day.”

But Kylie, 23, has a special place in her life. “Kylie is just the exception to the rule,” Caitlyn said. “I mean, she’s just—all the stars came together.”

Caitlyn said she sees the most of herself in Kendall, 25. “[We] have a lot in common,” she said. “She’s very athletic. We kind of both had the same attitude towards life.” Then she compared her relationship with Kendall to hers with Kylie. “I get along very well with the two of them, but Kylie and I just seem to be closer most of the time.”

“Kendall’s off kind of doing her thing, and Kylie, like, I had dinner last night at Kylie’s house,” Caitlyn said. “We try to do that once a week, once every two weeks. I go over there and she always has these great meals — prepared, she doesn’t do them. … But they’re so good! It’s better than a restaurant.” Caitlyn and her close friend Sophia Hutchins usually go.

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“So [it’s] Sophia, Kylie and myself, just three of us, nobody around …just in the house—she has some beautiful homes,” Caitlyn said. “[We] just have a glass of wine and talk about stuff and this and that. And so from that standpoint, we’re a lot closer. Kendall’s not that—she’s always very kind of a little bit more secretive. We’re still very close, but it’s kind of harder to figure out, where Kylie’s more of an open book.”

Kylie, for what it’s worth, spoke to People about Caitlyn in June 2020. She had glowing things to say about her father. “My dad has always been an inspiration to me, from winning the gold medal at the Olympics to getting her pilot’s license,” Kylie said. “However, watching her live out her true self has been the most inspiring of them all. She’s our hero.”

Kylie also spoke to Harper’s Bazaar for its March 2020 issue about her relationship with Caitlyn. “My dad was the best growing up,” Kylie said. “Never missed a sports game. Took us to school every day, and our school was like 45 minutes from our house.”

Kylie added that she talks to Caitlyn “like every day. Except I couldn’t talk to her for three or four weeks when she did that show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! [the British reality series in which Caitlyn competed in 2019]. I watched clips online. It was hard to be out of touch for that long, but I feel like it was harder for her because she couldn’t see us.”

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