Style Notes: Ryan Lochte's Green Hair; Jessica Simpson Expands Footwear Offering
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Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Wins Gold With Green Hair [Instagram]
When Ryan Lochte headed to Rio, he was sporting silver locks, but things have since changed. The Olympic gold medalist is now sporting a minty green hue. Though he hasn't addressed the hair change, we're assuming it was caused by a reaction to the chlorine in the pool (a bit of a beauty fail, if you ask us) — and not the murky green color of the diving pool.
Jessica Simpson Launching Performance Footwear [WWD]
Jessica Simpson is expanding her footwear portfolio with performance shoes. The singer-turned-designer's collection of sneakers — which are described as being lightweight and feminine — will launch as part of her athleisure line, The Warm Up, which debuted in December after her label was purchased by Sequential Brands Group. The collection will launch on HSN Friday, and later this month on jessicasimpson.com, as well as Macy's, Dillard's and Belk.
Ashley Graham Stars in H&M Studio Look book [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
After appearing on the runway for H&M Studio (the brand's more high-end offering) in March, Ashley Graham has been tapped as one of the brand's new campaign stars. Joined by Soo Joo Park and Karly Loyce, the IMG model poses in the brand's fall collection of velvet dresses and oversized coats, which will be available starting Sept. 8 in stores and online. Plus-sizes, however, will only be sold online.
Michael Kors Faces Tough First Quarter [CNBC]
Michael Kors reported a 7 percent decline in wholesale revenue for its first quarter, citing department store discounts as one major factor for its financial troubles. Kors company CEO John Idol told analysts that the brand is going to start pulling back on the amount of items shipped to retailers in hopes of having better control over price points, and retaining luxury value. Said Idol: "It's creating confusion in the consumers' minds relative to the value of the Michael Kors brand when it's being seen so often on sale in so many different places." (In related news, Coach is getting out of the department store business for similar reasons.)