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Style Notes: Victoria Beckham's Vogue China Controversy; MAC's Latest Collab

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Monday's must-reads.

Victoria Beckham's Vogue China Photos Create Internet Chaos [Cosmopolitan
Another day, another Photoshop allegation. This time it's Vogue China that's taking the heat for a photo from Victoria Beckham's feature, which a legion of her loyal fans are claiming cuts out a chunk of her upper thigh. A second faction has come out in support of the magazine, however, claiming that the "missing" part of her leg is just an optical illusion caused by the placement of her white shirt. Riveting stuff, people.

MAC Reveals Latest Collab With Brook Candy [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
MAC has unveiled yet another collaboration, this time with "digital sensation" and rapper Brooke Candy. The musician's collection of bold, over-the-top bright colors for eyes, lips and nails will be available online April 28 and in stores on May 5. 

Kylie Cosmetics Launches Metallic Matte Lip Shades [Instagram]
The latest installment of Kylie Jenner's cosmetics line has arrived. The teen beauty queen on Sunday evening revealed a new collection of matte metallic lip shades on Instagram, aptly named Reign (a rusty red), King (gold) and Heir (rose gold). The metallics line come just a week after Jenner launched her new line of glosses. 

Alessandro Michele, Demna Gvasalia Cover T Mag [T Mag]
If you needed more proof that Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele and Vetement's founder/Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia are fashion's men of the moment, T Magazine just put the pair on its spring cover. The accompanying story is appropriately titled "These Two Guys Are Changing How We Think About Fashion." The creatives are joined by a German Shepherd on the cover, photographed by Juergen Teller.

Prada's Sales Slump to New Lows [Fashionista]
On Monday, Prada revealed to investors that sales declined 8 percent in 2015, while profit declined a whopping 27 percent. As a result, stock prices also fell 7.8 percent. The Italian brand attributed the poor performance to difficulty maneuvering in the Asian market and to the struggles of its largest category, leather goods, which dropped 10 percent. In a call to investors, Prada promised to step up its digital initiatives and focus on customer experience to remedy the situation.

HypeBeast Had Largest IPO in Asia This Year [Bloomberg]
On Monday, Hypebeast Ltd. listed more than 500 million shares at HK$0.13. Prices surged to HK$2.08 before closing at HK$1.05, a 708 percent jump and the largest opening in Asia this year. In light of the results, which far exceeded expectations, the company hopes to expand in to other regional markets as well as to improve its content and marketing. 
 

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