Style Notes: Zendaya Shuts Down Internet Trolls; Mulberry Makes a Comeback
Is it the weekend yet? No? Well, here are four fashion stories to read in the meantime.
Fighter for social justice Zendaya Coleman is at it again, making the Internet a more pleasant place. The teen called out a hateful tweet posted by Manstagram (a "humor" account detailing the woes of everyday bro life) in which a photo of a woman with and without makeup was seriously dissed for her "no-makeup" look. Coleman responded with a photo of herself in glasses and the caption, "that awkward moment when this tweet is irrelevant cause she's slaying both ways #wannaborrowmyglasses." You go, girl. [MTV News]
After an unsuccessful attempt to fight declining sales by raising their bags' price point (and thus their exclusivity), Mulberry took the opposite approach by lowering the average price — a strategy that appears to be paying off. Despite disappointing numbers for the first half of the year, in-store retail sales for the company increased by 9 percent in the second half of the year. [Fashionista]
After announcing the Balmain x H&M collaboration on the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards with a not-so-subtle army of models wearing pieces from the collection, Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing has released a video detailing why he wanted to get involved with the Swedish retailer. "I am an H&M boy," he says, adding, "Joining Balmain and H&M is creating an entire nation." [YouTube]
We can't say for sure if the Cavs or Warriors will come out on top at this year's NBA Finals, but we do know that both teams probably have the best-looking nails in the league. Apparently, the players appreciate a good manicure (but really, who doesn't?), and some even travel with a nail specialist for upkeep. Clearly they have their priorities in order. [WSJ]