Jay-Z stopped by the Hermès store in New York City on Christmas Eve, and reportedly spent $350,000 on Birkin bags and other gifts for his wife, Beyonce Knowles, according to Page Six. If his whole shopping spree was just for Beyonce, than she definitely had a happy holiday weekend! How about you—what was the best thing you received for the holidays this year? Family time and good cheer? An amazing pair of shoes? Cashmere-lined gloves? (The last one was our personal holiday fave.) Tell us in the comments!
1. Ginnifer Goodwin is engaged! The Big Love star announced her engagement to Joey Kern, her boyfriend of two years, this weekend. [People]
2. Glee star Matthew Morrison is working on an album, and he offered up a quick sneak peek video. Oh, the anticipation… [Just Jared]
3. Elle Macpherson: “Lingerie is an emotional purchase.” Speak the truth, Elle! [Telegraph]
4. Knockoffs of Kate Middleton/Princess Diana’s sapphire-and-diamond engagement rings cost as little as $3 in China. THREE DOLLARS. [Independent]
5. Look who else has an album in the works… figure skater Johnny Weir! His cover look is just as elaborate as his skating costumes. [DListed]
6. Ajaline.com, a new flash-sale jewelry Web site, will launch in February. Save that holiday cash! [WWD]
Natalie Portman is ending her eventful year with a big announcement: Representatives for the 29-year-old confirmed to People.com today that the vegan actress is engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied and that she is pregnant with the couple’s first child. The couple met filming of Black Swan, where Millepied served as both the choreographer and dance partner to Portman and co-star Mila Kunis. Portman recently earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award Best Actress nominations for her role in the movie. Congrats to the couple! Plus: Check out Portman’s Black Swan red-carpet style in the gallery.
Your New Year’s Champagne options are getting fashionable and festive. Moet & Chandon’s customizable bottles (with Swarovski crystals!) are now available in magnum sizes, so there’s more room for your message ($189.95, MyMoet.com). DKNY created a limited-edition pair of rubber boots to match the label of a Veuve Clicquot bottle, perfect for those of you celebrating in less-than-ideal weather ($98, DKNY stores). And Dom Pérignon partnered with the Andy Warhol Foundation to create a tribute bottle to the late artist, who was reportedly a fan of the storied bubbly. The Design Laboratory at Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London created the Warhol-style silkscreen, and the tribute bottles are available for $150 at select liquor stores. For more hot holiday cocktail ideas, click here.
Hilary Swank‘s great style may be coming to a store near you. The Oscar-winning actress is working on an activewear clothing line, WWD reports, which means the designs will be as functional as they are fashionable. The sports lover, avid runner and former gymnast is working with DMA Designers Management Agency to create the line, and is currently searching for designers to partner with to develop the collection. Ideally for us, it would come out in 2011, because we’ve got gym-oriented New Year’s resolutions! Plus: Check out the best of Hilary Swank’s 2010 red-carpet style in the gallery.
The countdown to 2011 is officially on! And what better way to kick off a stylishly organized year than by treating yourself to a new planner. (Yes, these are still available, despite your smartphone/iPad/Outlook!) Our pick: The Smythson Panama Diary, $205, which features a cover illustration by rising Scottish designer Holly Fulton (inset). Fulton, who won the 2009 British Fashion Award for emerging talent, admits she’s addicted to her own planner: “I actually use two planners—one to keep me right and one to keep everyone at the studio right,” she told InStyle.com. “If we lose either of them, it’s chaos!” Fulton uses her personal planner as a date, sketch and address book. “Like having a wallet you love, your diary will be with you every day, so it’s important to get one that stimulates you aesthetically when you see it.” Check out our gallery to find the right 2011 datebook—at the right price—for you.