Style Notes: Lupita Nyong'o Clarifies Met Gala Hair Inspo; KFC's "Finger Lickin' Good" Nail Polish
'Star Wars' Day style news.
Lupita Nyong'o's Met Gala Hair Inspiration [US Weekly]
Despite what an article on Vogue.com may have implied, Lupita Nyong'o's Met Gala hair was inspired by traditional sculptural styles — not Audrey Hepburn. The actress cleared the air by tagging @voguemagazine in an Instagram video Wednesday which shows various sky-high African styles that she cites as inspiration for the look.
Aeropostale Files for Bankruptcy [Reuters]
Another one bites the dust. Teen retailer Aeropostale filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday. The retailer plans to finance operations with a $160 million loan from Crystal Financial LLC and hopes to emerge from bankruptcy within six months. To start, Aeropostale plans to close 113 stores in the U.S. and all 41 Canadian locations.
KFC Hong Kong Launches Flavored Nail Polish [AdWeek]
"Finger lickin' good" just took on a new meaning. KFC Hong Kong debuted two new edible nail polishes based on KFC's signature flavors: Original and Hot & Spicy. The product is available in two hues — a poppy red and flecked nude. Said the brand in a statement: "To use, consumers simply apply and dry like regular nail polish, and then lick — again and again and again." The polishes are not yet available to the masses. For now, you'll just have to satisfy your chicken cravings with, you know, food.
American Apparel Now Accepting Product Pitches From Small Businesses [Business Insider]
American Apparel has launched a new project called "Made In" which allows small businesses to pitch products in 90-second videos. The company is looking for accessories, footwear, jewelry and paper goods that retail for under $100. But this isn't just for amateurs. The project requires that vendors must be able to ship 500 units to its distribution center within 30 days and products must, of course, be made in the U.S.A. Submissions will be accepted until June 17.