Fashion Cheat Sheet

12.31.13

Phoebe Philo Honored by the Queen; Jay Z and Beyonce End Veganism

And Crocs receives a $200 million investment.

Phoebe Philo Honored by Queen Elizabeth II: Céline creative director Phoebe Philo received an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II in the New Years Honors List for her services to the fashion industry. The British fashion designer was educated at the renowned Central Saint Martins college in London and worked alongside Stella McCartney. Legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath was also honored with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for her dedication to the fashion and beauty industries. McGrath is best known for her runway looks for the likes of Dolce & Gabanna, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. [WWD]

Jay Z and Beyoncé End Veganism: The 22-day vegan challenge has come to a close! On Sunday, Beyoncé and Jay Z celebrated the end of their veganism at Miami restaurant Seasalt and Pepper. Instead of slowly introducing certain foods back into their diet, the couple went big, enjoying pappardelle, lobster risotto, and seafood casserole as their first non-vegan meal in less than a month. [Page Six]

Crocs Receives $200 Million Investment: Shoe brand Crocs has received a $200 million investment from The Blackstone Group, which led to a surging stock and a promising future. "Blackstone sees tremendous opportunity in the Crocs brand and global franchise," senior managing director and chief investment officer of the company, Prakash Melwani, said. "The company has the infrastructure and products to enable continued growth across the wide range of geographies and channels through which it operates." [Forbes]

Sophia Webster Calls Out Nasty Gal Knockoff: British accessories designer Sophia Webster called out e-tailer Nasty Gal for a blatant copy of her speech bubble bag. Webster wrote on Instagram, "Nice Try @NastyGal #COPYCAT #SpeechBubbleClutch #SWHQ," alongside a photo of the knock-off clutch. Despite the $400 price difference, the bags are practically twins. [Styleite]