Style Notes: Rihanna's New Fragrance Is Here; Zara Outpaces Fast-Fashion Rival H&M
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Rihanna Launches New Fragrance [Elle]
Rihanna's newest fragrance, Crush, has arrived. The perfume, described as "mysteriously sexy," is a light and fruity scent with hints of pink rose, bergamot, mandarin and pink peppercorn — a more musky alternative to her last scent, RiRi by Rihanna. Priced between $20 and $60, Crush will be available in select retailers in August.
Zara Outpaces H&M [Wall Street Journal]
Zara's parent company, Inditex, blew expectations out of the water on Wednesday when they posted a 17 percent sales gain for the first quarter. This number puts the Spain-based company well ahead of its closest fast-fashion competitor, H&M, whose 9 percent sales bump for the month of May was overshadowed by a slump in April.
Tattoo Artist JonBoy and Singer Harry Hudson Chat [The Thick]
Tattoo artist JonBoy and singer Harry Hudson may be most famous for their A-list associations (JonBoy has inked Kendall Jenner, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, and Hudson is a regular on Kylie Jenner's epic Snapchat stories), but they've both got plenty of star power themselves. The pair — who met at their NYC-based church, Hillsong — get candid with one another in the latest issue of The Thick, chatting about their faith, their art and their scary near-death experiences.
Donatella Versace Doesn't Believe In Combining Menswear and Womenswear on the Runway [WWD]
While several fashion houses, including Burberry and Tom Ford, have warmed up to the idea of showing their womenswear and menswear collections together, Donatella Versace has made it clear that she won't be adopting the unconventional model anytime soon. "I don’t believe in gender mixing," the designer tells WWD. "I like a strong, daring woman who has no fear of showing who she is, her force. The same with men. You can’t translate it in the clothes in the same way. Absolutely not. They are very different."