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Style Notes: "Sexy Zayn" Covers 'Paper'; Ellen Degeneres Wants to Dress Your Dog

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Zayn Covers "Sexy" Issue of Paper Magazine [Paper]
Former One Direction boybander Zayn Malik landed the cover of Paper magazine's summer "Sexy" issue. The profile touches on the singer's burgeoning solo career as well as his attraction to supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid, which he claims is rooted in her intelligence. "I've always said it and I still stand by it: I find intelligence attractive," he says. The accompanying photos, shot by Paola Kudacki, see the tattooed singer in appropriately sexy looks by Balmain, Assembly and Enfants Riches Deprimes.

Ellen DeGeneres' ED Brand Launches Dog Lifestyle Collection [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Ellen DeGeneres' lifestyle brand, ED, which launched last July, has partnered with New York-based Posh Paws to create a collection of pet lifestyle products that will debut exclusively at PetSmart stores. The collection, which ranges from $10 to $50, includes pet apparel, beds, leashes, collars and grooming supplies. In a release, the funny woman added, “I can barely contain how excited I am to be working with PetSmart. My dogs and I have been running in circles for hours.” 

Iris Apfel Emojis Are Coming [The Cut]
The woman, the myth, the legend — Iris Apfel — will soon be at your fingertips. Well, kind of. To promote the nonagenarian style icon's new Mod-inspired 40-piece apparel and accessories collection with Macy's' INC label, the brand is launching an Iris Apfel emoji keyboard, due out in September ahead of Iris Meets INC's fall release. Because Apfel's bespectacled face sometimes speaks louder than words. 

Snapchat Admits to Copying Artists for Filters [The Ringer]
Social media's golden child, Snapchat, recently came under fire when The Ringer pointed out that many of the app's face filters bear a striking resemblance to work that makeup artists have posted on Instagram and YouTube. Since the story was published, Snapchat admitted that the similarities may have been more than a coincidence. "The creative process sometimes involves inspiration, but it should never result in copying," reads a statement from the company. "We have already implemented additional layers of review for all designs. Copying other artists isn’t something we will tolerate, and we’re taking appropriate action internally with those involved."

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