Nicki Minaj is the new face of Roberto Cavalli

Nicki Minaj is the new face of Roberto Cavalli
Nicki Minaj walks through the winners room at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 9. (Dave J. Hogan / Getty Images)

Roberto Cavalli selected singer Nicki Minaj to star in his label's ads for spring. "I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman,” he said. [WWD]

"Harry Potter" star Helena Bonham Carter -- she of the quirky red-carpet style that includes wearing mismatched shoes -- has split with director Tim Burton after 13 years and two children as a couple. The breakup reportedly is amicable. [Los Angeles Times]

Why has there been such a proliferation of ugly Christmas sweaters -- and parties at which to wear them -- in recent years? "Ugly Christmas sweaters are a celebration of what holidays should be: having a good time and being silly," said Evan Mendelsohn, co-founder of ugly sweater purveyor Tipsy Elves. [Racked]

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco released the first pictures of their newborn twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella on Tuesday. The babies were born Dec. 10. [People]

A problem this time of year: Stinky boot feet. Editors at the Cut road-tested a number of products looking for a solution. Their winner?  The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray. See all their results at the Cut.

Epson plans to sponsor a digital couture show at New York Fashion Week next year, featuring prints made using Epson technology. [Racked]