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Style Notes: Sephora Assists Female Beauty Entrepreneurs; Gigi Hadid Won 'Masterchef'

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Taco Tuesday with a side of fashion news.

As part of its Sephora Stands social impact initiative, the beauty retailer is launching a new program aimed at helping female-led beauty startups get off the ground. Called Sephora Accelerate, the program is designed to help women — who often have less access to funding than their male entrepreneur counterparts — build a community of female innovators, with a focus on collaboration rather than competition. Ten fellows per year will attend a Sephora boot camp and gain access to mentors within the company to help grow their brands. Following their training, fellows will become eligible for funding from Sephora. [WWD]

Chef Gigi Hadid, who is more commonly known for her work in the modeling world, took home the top prize on last night's MasterChef Celebrity Showdown. The 20-year-old took down fellow Victoria's Secret Angel Devon Windsor with what Gordon Ramsay called, "one f--king delicious burger," which was no match for Windsor's squid ink spaghetti. Hadid donated her $25,000 winnings to the Global Alliance for Lyme Disease in honor of her mom Yolanda Foster's ongoing struggle with the disease. [NY Daily News]

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Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci might have something brewing with Nike — at least according to a cryptic Instagram the designer posted over the weekend of Sylvester Stallone wearing a Nike brand muscle tee. The image was paired with the caption, "#comingsoon @nike @nikelab #love #stallone," and Racked reports that Nike reps revealed they "would have news to share soon." Tisci last worked with Nike in 2014 for a collection of sneakers priced between $240 and $340. [Racked]

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