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Style Notes: 'Maxim' Owner Named Editor; Kylie Jenner Teases New Lip Kit Shades

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'Maxim's' December 2015 Issue

Cruise into the weekend with these fashion stories.

Shortly after editor-in-chief Kate Lanphear's dismissal from Maxim, it was reported that Glenn O'Brien (formerly GQ's Style Guy), would be joining as the glossy's editor at-large. Though it was widely speculated that O'Brien would have primary control despite his title, Maxim has now confirmed that editorial power and direction over the publication will be actually be in the hands of its owner, Sardar Biglari, who had quite a bit of influence in the production of the December issue — so much so that his signature is scribbled under the title. Fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon is also officially joining the team in a senior creative position. [Politico

Kylie Jenner took to social media on Thursday to give her followers a glimpse of new shades of her infamous lip kit, which she promised to fans earlier this week. The only catch? The photos and videos were shot in black-and-white. Though she painted her hands with several swatches, it looks like we'll just have to wait and see what the new colors Jenner has in store for us. [Instagram

H&M found itself at the center of controversy after one of its white and navy striped scarves was called out by several customers on social media for resembling a tallit, also known as a Jewish prayer shawl. Following the backlash, the Swedish fast fashion giant issued an apology and pulled the fringed scarf from its Israeli locations as well as its Israeli website. The scarf is still available in the U.S. for $17.99. [WWD]

One of Mary Kate and Ashley's two fashion brands, The Row, is officially venturing into shoes. The label has already found success in the realm of accessories ($39,000 for a crocodile backpack, anyone?), so shoes is the natural next step for the pair, who presented their collection — which includes mules and loafers, as well as a few pieces in exotic materials — during The Row's pre-fall presentation in New York earlier today. Keeping in line with their luxury price point, the collection is priced between $850 and $1,350 and will be sold at existing retailers and The Row stores. [Footwear News]

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