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Style Notes: Cara Delevingne Addresses 'Vogue' Interview Controversy; 'Maxim' to Debut Bikinis

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The four style stories that everyone is talking about.

Following Cara Delevingne's extremely candid interview with Vogue  — in which she spoke openly about her sexuality — the magazine received quite a bit of reader backlash when writer Robert Haskell remarked that the 22-year-old's bisexual identity might be just a "phase." Some readers even went as far as to start a digital petition (which garnered over 13,000 signatures) demanding that the glossy apologize. On Thursday, however, Delevingne addressed the controversy in an interview with The New York Times, noting that while she did not have any "malicious" feelings towards Vogue, her sexuality is definitely "not a phase." [The New York Times]

A men's magazine launching a line of female swimwear? We promise, it's not what you think. Maxim's new venture into the world of bikinis is less about partially-nude women and more about "an emphasis on fashion and storytelling." Spearheaded by editor-in-chief Kate Lanphear as part of the glossy's new "refined approach to sexiness" (see: Taylor Swift's number one spot on the revamped 2015 Hot 100 List), the Brigitte Bardot-inspired line will feature boho fringe and playful crochet. Debuting at Miami Swim Week on July 18, the 40-piece collection will retail from $76 for separates and $320 for one pieces and cover-ups. [WWD]  

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Speaking of swimwear, Anna Sui is officially testing the waters of swim design, too. The designer will be debuting her first collection, designed under license with New York-based Onis Design Group, at this year's Miami Swim Week. Though she has done swim collaborations with O'Neill in the past, the new 35-piece collection (priced between $98 and $365) will be her first full line. [WWD]

Just when you thought you had that whole "being human" thing down, Gwyneth Paltrow is here to let you know: You're yawning wrong. Or at least, you're not optimizing the effects of the reflex. In her latest Goop post, the lifestyle guru breaks down the anatomy of a yawn and just why the stretch is so important. Gwyneth Paltrow: Changing lives, one yawn at a time. [Goop]

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