RIVIERA BEACH, Fla — An extremely rare shark sighting occurred Friday just a few miles off the coast of Palm Beach.
Visitors on board one of the Blue Heron Charter boats were able to capture video footage of a juvenile whale shark just feet away from where they were standing.
“It wasn’t scary at all. The animal is very docile, pretty beautiful, moved through the water real slow and brushed against the boat a few times,” said visitor Lenny Gombert.
Gombert was visiting from New York and in town celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife when he experienced what he calls a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“I have to be thankful and have gratitude for being out there yesterday. It was my anniversary, 32 years married to my beautiful wife Sandy, and we are only here because my in-laws own a place here in Jupiter that we vacation at,” said Gombert.
Although whale sharks are said to be rare along the eastern coast of Florida, other species such as black tips, hammerheads, lemon and tiger sharks are some of the most common.
The big chill (a.k.a winter) is coming, but that isn’t an excuse to let your hair color be any less fire. From surprising pinks to tried-and-true chestnut brown, there’s a hot (cool?) new winter hue for everyone. I caught up with a handful of celebrity colorists to share their predictions on what shades we’ll all turn to come Arctic tundra time.
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Ok, there’s no debate that Zendaya basically broke the internet when she popped up at the Emmys with her latest head turning hue.
“This rich red is a perfect complement to fairer skin tones and a dark winter wardrobe,” explains Matrix celebrity colorist George Papanikolas (whose clients include Jessica Stam, Fergie, Camila Alves, and more.) “When it’s so red, it crosses past the line of natural into blue-red territory.”
According to Redken brand ambassador and colorist Matt Rez, this shade works because “in the winter your skin tone tends to get cooler and lighter by one or two shades—the warmth and richness of an espresso wash really balances that out beautifully.”
To make the shade look the most natural—and not like you dipped your strands in a bucket of black dye—he suggests monthly in-salon glosses and the addition of a a mid-light, or an additional highlight that falls somewhere on the spectrum between your natural highlights and your new base. That way, you’ll have more dimension and proper tonal balance. Two of his notable clients (Lorenza Izzo and Jenna Dewan) have nailed this look in the past.
“Rose and pink shades are always popular because it’s interesting without being over the top,” explains master colorist Stephanie Brown, who works with Kate McKinnon. “When the colors are pastel, they even sort of pass for natural now. But bolder purple pinks are coming back thanks to Megan Rapinoe.”
Plus, according to texture and color specialist Jaxcee, who works with Amanda Seales, Anika Noni Rose, and Jasmine Cephas Jones, “Soft pale pink look absolutely angelic in winter weather.”
We get it—on the surface, brown hair can feel like a bummer. That’s why Papanikolas suggests working in some soft chestnut highlights and going into “bronde” territory. The blend has a universally flattering appeal.
“Since this falls right in the middle of the hair color spectrum, it works with most people’s hair,” he explains. “The key is to stay within two shades of your natural color, and strategically place highlights to accent the face so that the overall color stays darker—and gives a subtle variation.”
“Light blonde is great for winter,” explains Brown. “Sometimes blondes want to be bright all year, but I’ve been seeing more opting for a rooted look.” Why? It’s lower maintenance than single-process, yet the effect is still vibrant. “I always love a platinum pixie for winter, too,” she loves. Yep, we’re looking directly at you, Michelle Williams.
Auburn and Ginger
The best part about going ginger or auburn during the colder months? Minimal fading. “Reds are great for every season, but it’s best to go red in the fall or winter seasons because you won’t be out and about in the sun (or the ocean) which can cause faster fading,” explains Redken brand ambassador and colorist Cassondra Keading, who works with Olivia Munn, Olivia Culpo and Katherine Schwarzenegger, to name a few.
Bored with your blonde? Adding pastel tones to an allover blonde pushes the limits with these colors and offers a bold choice explains Papanikolas. “Since these tones tend to fade relatively quickly, you don’t have to worry about longterm commitment. The highlights can easily be changed once they wash out.”
Jaxcee adds, “Mint is going to be major this holiday season.” She also recommends maintaining your color with moisturizing treatments. “Cold dry winter air leads to dry winter hair if you’re not careful. At-home treatments and masks like Redken Frizz Dismiss or Hair Rules Quench are fab for thick curly hair—a texture that is most prone to winter dryness.”
Mix up this classic look by asking your stylist for gold undertones. “The blue-black that was popular last year won’t be as popular this year,” explains Brown. “Rather than dark ashier tones, warmer hair is more flattering for most skin tones.” To avoid veering into dark eggplant territory, make sure your colorist doesn’t add a red to the color bowl.
For some, “sold out” means heartbreak. But for Gabriel Waller, it’s the beginning of the hunt.
Waller is an Australian personal shopper who approaches locating sold-out luxury items with the determination of an FBI agent. She launched her business in June 2018 and quickly amassed a celebrity and influencer clientele that includes Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jen Atkin and Hailey Bieber.
These days, Waller is apt to juggle as many as 50 requests at a time. She has spent up to one month tracking down specific items, but usually, she can confirm the location of a piece in as little as 24 hours.
“I have this idea in my head that if a client is searching for one item, I refuse to believe it’s sold out,” said Waller. “It has to be out there somewhere. It’s my job to hunt it down from whichever country it might be.”
Waller launched her business with the intention of bringing pieces from different regions of the world to her Australian and New Zealand clientele, but things picked up globally when she was linked to Huntington-Whiteley. In December 2018, Huntington-Whiteley shared on Instagram her quest to find a Celine coat from the Phoebe Philo era. Waller tracked down the coat, which impressed Huntington-Whiteley, who made Waller her new go-to.
“She’s one of my major clients to this day,” said Waller of Huntington-Whiteley. “That launched my name globally. Now, I source pieces from all over the world.”
The U.S. is now Waller’s “fastest-growing client market,” though it does pose the issue of time difference. She has two assistants — one based in the U.K., another based in Paris — who alleviate some of the time-zone struggle. Still, Waller’s days often start around 7 a.m. Australia time, when she begins communicating with her Australian clientele. But the real magic doesn’t happen until about 12 hours later, when her European contacts log online.
“The majority of pieces are sourced from within Europe,” said Waller, adding that Europe usually has the best prices. “It’s great to have relationships with buyers of the multibrand boutiques because I know for sure what they’re buying, what’s coming in, so I can be ahead of the game. For example, a request came and it’s a Balenciaga boot in a size 34. I know for sure that a boutique in Europe has purchased that style. I know I can go to them.”
Gabriel Waller, the go-to personal shopper for the fashion set. Courtesy Image
Europe generally proves fruitful for current-season items, but clients looking for previous-season pieces pose a greater challenge. In these cases, Waller moves into “the private markets.”
“It’s keeping an eye on who owns what, especially with my clients,” she explained. “Clients say, ‘I’m selling this jacket,’ and I know another client is after it. It’s always keeping my pulse on what’s out there, what do people own, what do they want to sell for the previous-season pieces.”
She charges a flat rate for all requests, offering a tiered pricing model that is determined by the value of the item sourced. The most in-demand pieces right now, she said, are Bottega Veneta shoes and bags.
“New Bottega is the Old Celine,” said Waller. “I have never received as many requests as I do for Bottega, mainly shoes and bags. It’s selling out immediately through preorders, pre-reserved, etc. It’s not even going online. I don’t know any other designer that has that level of demand currently.”
Two people have died after a house fire in North Hero early Saturday morning, according to the Vermont State Police.Captain Jeremy Hill confirmed Saturday afternoon that four people were inside at the time the fire broke out. Two parents made it out safe, but two children died. Police said fire crews responded at 1:08 a.m. and arrived to find a “fully involved” fire at a single-family home.Investigators believe the two people who died lived at the Bridge Street home. Police had not released the names of the pair Saturday morning. The Vermont State Police and the Department of Public Safety Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit are investigating the cause of the fire. As of Saturday afternoon, investigators said they did not believe it was suspicious. Members of the Urban Search and Rescue Team are also on the scene, ensuring the structure is safe for investigators. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Vermont State Police in St. Albans at 802-524-5993.The investigation is ongoing. Additional details are expected to be released.
NORTH HERO, Vt. —
Two people have died after a house fire in North Hero early Saturday morning, according to the Vermont State Police.
Captain Jeremy Hill confirmed Saturday afternoon that four people were inside at the time the fire broke out. Two parents made it out safe, but two children died.
Police said fire crews responded at 1:08 a.m. and arrived to find a “fully involved” fire at a single-family home.
Investigators believe the two people who died lived at the Bridge Street home. Police had not released the names of the pair Saturday morning.
The Vermont State Police and the Department of Public Safety Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit are investigating the cause of the fire. As of Saturday afternoon, investigators said they did not believe it was suspicious.
Members of the Urban Search and Rescue Team are also on the scene, ensuring the structure is safe for investigators.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Vermont State Police in St. Albans at 802-524-5993.
The investigation is ongoing. Additional details are expected to be released.
Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey” will be hard to shake from the top of the tree in the U.K.
The catchy pop song is well on pace to land a fourth week at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart.
Based on early sales and streaming data, the Aussie singer and songwriter’s breakthrough hit opens up a big lead in the early stages of the chart week. And it’s showing no signs of slowing down.
Billboard understands “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch) has shifted almost twice the volume of the second-placed single, DJ Regard’s “Ride It” (Ministry of Sound), to take pole position on the Official Chart Company’s “First Look” survey.
“Dance Monkey” is currently on a 12-week streak atop the Australian singles chart, a record for an Aussie act, and its growing muscles in the U.K., where last week it logged its best week to-date with 85,000 chart sales, including 9.4 million streams, the OCC reports.
Tones (real name Toni Watson) is still some way off claiming the longest reign by an Aussie artist in the U.K. That honor belongs to Olivia Newton-John, whose Grease hit “You’re The One That I Want” owned the chart crown for nine weeks.
The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday local time.
Has your busy work schedule taken a toll on your social life? Focus on the personal today, as the quarter moon in Cancer illuminates your group zone. Make room on your iCal for your nearest and dearest, especially if certain loved ones have been feeling neglected recently. Perhaps you could rally the squad for a cozy catch-up dinner? Or maybe you’d prefer to have a heart-to-heart with a close relative you haven’t seen in a while. Just be prepared to field a few complaints about your recent absence. Listen respectfully and deliver any necessary apologies.
The AstroTwins Dubbed “astrologists for the stars,” identical twin sisters Tali and Ophira Edut—known as The AstroTwins—are professional astrologers whose sisterly style and spot-on predictions have made them popular gurus for astrological devotees of all stripes.