It’s a busy day in the life of Meghan Markle. Today the duchess stepped out for two events (so far) in two different wardrobes. As Markle is nearing the end of her pregnancy (she’s rumored to be due in April or May), she’s relying on easy dresses and coats and is still very much devoted to her trusty heels (pumps, in most cases). That certainly doesn’t mean that she can’t try some of the latest trends. One of the easiest ways to do so is via print, and the particular print Markle chose for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey is undoubtedly a product of the ’80s revival. Markle wore a chain-print dress from Victoria Beckham’s F/W 19 collection, along with a cream-color coat and pillbox hat and green pumps.
Hermès and Versace really made chain print famous (see the S/S 18 runway proof below from when they officially revived the trend), but over the past year, Zara has really embraced it and made it more accessible. Currently, blouses, blazers, skirts, and scarves abound in the expensive-looking trend, and we’re guessing the retailer might add to its stock even more now that Markle has endorsed the ’80s-inspired look.
Keep scrolling to see how Markle styled the chain-print trend and shop affordable versions of it from Zara.
Abu Dhabi-based DarkMatter says its corporate mission is “to enable businesses and governments to become smart, safe, and cyber resilient.”
With the KATIM R01, their new tricked-out Android smartphone, DarkMatter is definitely true to their stated purpose, because it fulfills a need that far too many other manufacturers never address: military-grade safety and security.
No joke, this is James Bond stuff. If you think about it casually, Bond seems like he’d rock a stylish top-notch iPhone, but let’s face it: iPhones are not known for their toughness.
The KATIM R01’s short list of features geared toward tactical use are damn impressive. From their own description:
KATIM® R01 is tough. It has the strength of five layers of hardened case and can handle being dropped, run over and immersed in water. It has a tamper protected design so all data in the device stays safe and a USB interface protected against data theft and malware.
KATIM® R01 is even tougher inside with multiple layers of defence: hardened KATIM® OS with a hardware-based crypto root of trust, KATIM® Secure Communications suite of applications based on custom and quantum-resistance cryptographic protocols, and back end infrastructure with the KATIM® Command Centre.
Together, these layers form a unique, ultra secure system. In extreme conditions, it gives an optimized user experience with good grip, extra loud audio for noisy environments, dedicated buttons for Push-to-Talk and SOS, and a touch screen that’s accurate for gloved and wet hand operation.
There are 4GB of RAM on board with 128GB of storage that the user can expand with a microSD card. The phone’s 5.65” display is made with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and it comes with a fingerprint sensor in addition to dual-SIM support.
The KATIM runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip and its OS is basically a forked version of Android 8.1, which can be upgraded as needed.
Even if much of the above is technobabble to some, the bit about handling the phone with wet hands is remarkable enough. We may all have supercomputers in our pockets now, but one of the great ironies in that is how they’re unusable if you just walked in out of the rain.
On top of all this, the KATIM R01 just looks badass, like the RoboCop version of your standard-issue Android device.
The kicker: The phone can only be purchased from DarkMatter, and pricing is only available on request—so it probably has a pretty steep price tag. If DarkMatter can back up its claims with performance, though, it’s worth it.
A jaguar “won’t be put down” after it brutally mauled a selfie-snapping woman.
The predatory big cat reportedly clawed a female patron who climbed over one of two protective barriers surrounding its enclosure at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Litchfield Park, Arizona.
Authorities say that the woman was “attempting to take a selfie…when the cat reached out and attacked her arm,” according to AZFamily.
Video posted to Twitter shows a gruesome gash on the woman’s left forearm. She was hospitalized and is expected to make a full recovery.
“There’s no way to fix people crossing barriers,” said Mickey Ollson, the zoo’s director.
“That happens occasionally. And we put substantial barriers there and if people cross them, they can get in trouble.”
Wildlife World Zoo officials ensured social media users that the jaguar will not be euthanized following the incident.
“We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar,” zoo officials tweeted.
“She’s a wild animal and there were proper barriers in place to keep our guests safe- not a wild animals fault when barriers are crossed.”
Fox reports that the woman admitted she was wrong for climbing the barrier and apologized to zoo officials.
That didn’t stop people from berating the woman on Twitter with a variety of memes.
Needless to say, don’t climb into a cage with a freakin’ jaguar.
There are a lot of compliments that swirl around the fashion-forward and beauty-obsessed Who What Wear office. I, for one, am always eager to hear where someone got their nifty little hair accessory or where those cool boots are from, and the same goes with beauty commendations. I’m not afraid to grill a fellow colleague on what she used to get her skin so glowing or her hair so shiny—taking notes of every detail.Admittedly, the response that get me really giddy is when someone exclaims, “It’s from Amazon! Two-day shipping!” Music to my ears because let’s face it, there is absolutely nothing more satisfying than the ease of shopping on Amazon—made only better when you find a gem recommended by a trusted friend or colleague.
So with this in mind, I tapped into my fellow editors to see what fashion and beauty items they are currently adding to their carts as well as what they love to buy regularly on Amazon. And because part of the shopping satisfaction is acquiring these treasures at favorable prices—all their picks are under $100.
The British automaker says the Phantom Tranquillity’s dash was inspired by shadows created by radiation that travels through the X-Ray-coded aperture masks used on the Skylark space rocket.
All we know is that the combination of 24-karat gold, space-grade aluminum and stainless steel certainly looks like it belongs inside a spacecraft created by a fashion designer.
Authentic Muonionalusta meteorite and gold are embedded in the volume controller, while matching black gloss accents run throughout the center console. A contrasting white satin veneer is used on the upper glove box and door armrests.
The extraterrestrial theme is continued on the roof, where an array of LED lights mimic the night sky.
Bespoke speaker frets are finished with—you guessed it—more gold. All features containing the precious metal were supposedly inspired by the NASA Voyager probes that carried two gold records with sounds and images from earth into space.
Other elements exclusive to the Tranquillity’s interior include a vapor-blasted yellow gold and titanium clock, stainless steel pinstripes and either Arctic White or Selby Grey leather upholstery.
Available with standard or extended wheelbases, all 25 of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Tranquillity models have already been purchased—it’s pretty easy to see why.
Unfortunately for U.S. citizens visiting Europe, starting January 1, 2021, a visa will be required for travel to some countries in the European Union.
Called ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System), the visa won’t have a painstaking application process. It only involves filling out an online form and paying a small fee.
Previously, U.S. citizens could travel to The EU for any length of time under 90 days visa-free. The reason for this change is to increase security and pre-screen visitors before they arrive.
The ETIAS isn’t being called a visa per se, but rather a “pre-travel screening for security and migration risks of travelers benefiting from visa-free access to the Schengen area.” For all intents and purposes, it’s a visa.
Side note: The Schengen Area is made up of 26 European countries that don’t have internal borders where people can travel freely between them.
For an ETIAS, you’ll need your credit or debit card, email address, and a passport that’s valid for three months beyond your intended stay. Once you apply, you’ll (probably) be approved within a few days.
Luckily, that approval will be valid for three years and can be used for multiple entries. So even if you take a bunch of trips to the EU, you’ll be set.