Must Read: Nike Files Patent for 'Smart' Sneakers, 'Love' Releases Awkward Advent Calendar Outtakes

And Justin Bieber tries cornrows. Sigh.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Tuesday.

Love releases awkward Advent calendar blooper reel
Love just released outtakes from its month-long Advent calendar video series, featuring Kendall Jenner, Pamela Anderson, Bella Hadid and more. In the reel, we see that filming those sexy clips was just as awkward as we imagined. {Love}

Nike submits patents for "smart" sneakers and custom Flyknit technology
On Dec. 29, Nike filed a patent for "smart" sneakers with an embedded tracker. Besides monitoring stats like distance, speed and calories burned, the activity tracker would also allow runners to map a route. Nike also filed for another patent on Dec. 24 that would allow users greater customization control over its hugely popular Flyknit shoes. {Quartz}

V Magazine unveils four more covers for Lady Gaga-edited issue
After unveiling two covers featuring Hedi Slimane and Karl Lagerfeld on Monday, V Magazine has released four more covers of Lady Gaga, Daphne Guinness, and the late Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow. For their respective covers, both Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness wear archival Alexander McQueen. {V Magazine}

Sports Illustrated model Kelly Rohrbach will join "Baywatch" movie
Kelly Rohrbach, also known as Leonardo DiCaprio's former girlfriend, has been confirmed to join the cast of an upcoming "Baywatch" movie as C. J. Parker, originally played by Pamela Anderson. But perhaps more important is this incredible slow-motion Instagram video of co-star The Rock running away from Rohrbach to the tune of "Hotline Bling" after pushing her to the ground. It'll make your day. {Variety}

Justin Bieber gets cornrows, draws ire
On Monday, Justin Bieber posted a picture of himself with cornrows captioned "Hailey [Baldwin] made me get corn rows like an absolute douche bag, these will be off tomorrow trust me Danny." The Internet wasn't happy, but some people came to his defense... like Spencer Pratt from "The Hills." {Buzzfeed}

Could Nike sue Kanye West over his new song "Facts"?
Kanye West's, uh, animosity towards Nike has been pretty well documented, but his lyrics in "Facts" might actually prove to be problematic. In the song, West raps "Nike treats employees just like slaves" and "can't give shit away," which could be construed as fact. Translation: Nike might have a case for libel. But the real question is, would Nike even bother suing West? {The Fashion Law}

Robin Givhan on Bill Cosby's sweater con
With his studiously unattractive sweater and walking cane, Bill Cosby might've tried to come across as warm and grandfatherly on his way to court last week, but Pulitzer-Prize winning fashion critic Robin Givhan is having none of it. In her latest piece, Givhan strips down Cosby's costume, shattering any illusions Cosby might've tried to construe with his outfit. {The Washington Post}

Toms founder pens personal essay on rethinking his business
In a personal essay, Blake Mycoskie of Toms, the brand that donates a pair of shoes for every one purchased, talks about losing his drive early on, and finding it again during a sabbatical in Austin, Texas during the fall of 2012. Mycoskie reveals that he and his company had fallen into the trap of thinking so much about the "what"' and "how" of scaling up, as opposed to the "why" of Toms. {Harvard Business Review}