Weekly Headlines

April 12, 2013 BY CAPSULESNEWS

International Woolmark Prize U.S. Finalists Announced

The prestigious nominations have gone out to Creatures of the Wind, Altuzarra, Giulietta, Wes Gordon, WHIT, Timo Weiland, Bibhu Mohapatra, Ohne Titel, Daniel Vosovic, and Tucker by Gaby Basora. Picking one designer from this group is probably what picking a favorite child feels like. The winner will scoop up $100,000 and go on to compete in the international competition, and then have the opportunity to win even more loads of money.

Drinks at GQ

Do you like, really love GQ? Because now, the fun doesn't happen merely once a month. This swanky bar is one of several that Condé Nast will be opening in the near future, and it'll be named after the trendy menswear mag. Actually, both GQ and Vogue are getting their own sets of bars, cafes, and clubs across Singapore, Dubai and Bangkok, and places in Latin America, to follow the already existing establishments in Moscow and Istanbul. And yes, of course that chandelier is retractable so the whole thing can morph into a throbbing nightclub after midnight. It is GQ, after all.

J.C. Penney Ousts Ron Johnson

After losing almost a billion dollars last year, J.C. Penney had finally had enough of Ron Johnson's radical ideas of transformation. Who did they bring in to save the sinking ship? Their old CEO, of course. I guess anything else is better than losing a billion dollars.

Marc Jacobs Turns 50

AARP added a huge dose of sexy to its membership roster this week. The designer/creative director/actor turned 50, and is rumored to be spending his birthday in Rio, probably in some sort of situation not far off from this picture.

Girls "Living Experience"

I'm surprised this is the first we've heard of this type of realty selling idea. Of course, they must be appealing to the unknowing outsiders to NYC, because, as anyone under 30 who's lived in the city for more than a week knows, we've all been living the Girls experience way before HBO caught on. Misery loves company, and we love that show.