Style Notes: One Direction Is Making Nail Polish
Five fashion stories to spice up your Monday morning.
A collaboration with a cause? That's the stance of One Direction, as the British boy band has partnered with Office Depot for an exclusive line of back-to-school supplies to take action against bullying. Portions of the proceeds from items including nail polish (a vital school supply, obvs) and notebooks plastered with the heartthrobs' faces will benefit the "1D + OD Together Against Bullying" alliance. Beware, teachers: Middle-school girls who seem to have fallen asleep in class may simply be passed out from the mere site of Harry Styles' shiny, flowing mane . [Refinery29]
Lately, Beyonce's been busy collecting endorsement deals like they're going out of style. But the Grown Woman singer is allegedly dissatisfied by the shots from her H&M swimwear campaign after learning that her curvaceous figure was slimmed down via the magic of Photoshop. The Sun states that she reportedly requested that the company revert to using less-altered versions of the pictures in the advertisements. Yet the Swedish mega-retailer says otherwise: "Beyoncé was our first choice for this campaign, and we were delighted when she said yes. Our purpose has always been to portray Beyoncé as the strong and beautiful woman she is. It has been a good working process and a close cooperation. Both parties are happy with the images." [HuffPost]
In other bikini-related news, Kendall Jenner is the new face of Agua Bendita, and made her debut for the brand with shots in a bright floral two-piece and gold jewelry. It's a step in the ideal direction for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians personality, who has expressed that she'd love to work with Victoria's Secret someday: current Angel Candice Swanepoel, as well as Bar Refaeli, Irina Shayk and Izabel Goulart previously have headlined campaigns for the Colombian swimwear line. [Celebuzz]
Tory Burch is fighting back against Canal Street copycats: The designer filed four lawsuits in the Southern District Court of New York against wholesalers offering counterfeit versions of her jewelry collections at street markets, seeking unspecified damages and injunctive relief. If victorious, Burch will be the second major designer to squash the company's counterfeiters within a year, as Louis Vuitton made the argument last April, which concluded in the call to border agents to stop copied products from entering the U.S. [New York Observer]
Marc by Marc Jacobs is under new management. British designer Luella Bartley has accepted the position of women's ready-to-wear design director, while London-based accessories maven Katie Hillier has been named creative director. The move arrives as Marc Jacobs continues to focus on his main line and his work with Louis Vuitton, and marks the first time that anyone other than Jacobs himself has held complete creative control of the company. The new duo are set to debut their designs in autumn/winter 2014-15, which should include "interesting" capsule collections and an introduction of new product lines. [Vogue UK]