Style Notes: Kylie Jenner's Faulty Lip Kits; Vogue to Launch Furniture Line
Tuesday turn up.
Kylie Jenner Replaces Faulty Lip Kits [Twitter]
After makeup artist Jeffree Star called out Kylie Jenner's lip kits on Twitter for damaged brushes, a slew of other unhappy customers tweeted their own photos of splayed bristles. In response to the outrage, Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics handle tweeted that next week, all customers who purchased the kit on April 1 will be receiving new brushes. The 18-year-old also replied to Star from her personal account, apologizing for the damaged goods.
Vogue to Launch Furniture Collection [Refinery29]
Vogue magazine is adding furniture to its repertoire. Conde Nast has partnered with high-end furniture company Doya to lend the Vogue name to a new 30-piece line of home goods due out later this year. The pieces will probably look great next to your Dolce & Gabbana refrigerator.
ShopStyle Launches LiketoKnow.It Competitor for Instagram [Fashionista]
ShopStyle, a fashion search engine which also operates the affiliate link system RewardStyle, revealed a new project which will help style bloggers and influencers monetize their Instagram feeds. A link which users can add to their bios will redirect to a landing page featuring Instagram photos with links to the products featured in the photo (users then receive a cut from the sales of those products). The landing page also can be installed in a blog as a widget. Because Instagram does not allow third-party links, the new program allows bloggers to monetize their feeds in a more simplified way than competing solutions such as LiketoKnow.It, which emails shoppable links to users after they "like" the photo.
Nordstrom Cuts 400 Jobs [Nordstrom]
On Tuesday, Nordstrom announced plans to roll out a new business model which will "better support customers' changing expectations," mainly by focusing on digital initiatives and enhancing the e-commerce experience. In the process, the company estimates that between 350 and 400 jobs will be cut, mostly from its corporate center and regional support teams.The layoffs are expected to save the company $60 million in 2016.
Fame & Partners Raises $7.6 Million, Plans to Move HQ to L.A. [WWD]
Millennial-centric Australian retailer Fame & Partners raised $7.6 million in Series A fundraising and now plans to focus more on its U.S. market, which makes up nearly 70 percent of its business. To get the ball rolling, Fame & Partners plans to move their headquarters from Sydney to downtown Los Angeles, opening a new 9,500 square foot office in the Arts District. Though they had initially chosen New York as a destination for their new space, the team decided that time differences between L.A. and Australia (where their customer service hub will continue to operate) was more feasible for their business.