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Bella Hadid Lands Elle U.K. Cover [Instagram]
Gigi who? The supermodel’s little sister, Bella Hadid, has fully emerged from behind her sibling’s shadow, coming into her own with her first Vogue cover (for Vogue Turkey), as well as the cover of American Elle and now, Elle U.K. The 19-year-old nabbed the starring spot on the British glossy’s July issue rocking a denim jacket and a cool cat eye. Also this week, Hadid was named the new face of Dior beauty and her feature in Givenchy’s spring ad campaign was released. Talk about a hot streak.
Fashion Industry Big Wigs Top Forbes’ List of Richest Self-Made Women [Forbes]
It pays to be in the fashion business — in more ways than one. Forbes on Wednesday released its annual list of richest self-made women, and it was filled with plenty of industry names including Gap founder Doris Fisher (No. 3) and Forever21 founder Jin Sook Chang (No. 9). Designers Tory Burch (No. 19), Donna Karan (No. 31) and Vera Wang (No. 34) also made the list, and #Girlboss Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal came in at No. 53 — ahead of both Beyonce and Taylor Swift.
Birkin Bag Sells for Record Price at Auction [CNBC]
A crocodile leather Hermes Birkin bag set a new record on Tuesday when it sold for $300,000 at auction. The “matte white Himalaya Niloticus crocodile diamond Birkin 30″ was purchased by an anonymous buyer at Christie’s Hong Kong for approximately $100K over Christie’s original estimate. The Nilo Birkin is apparently one of the most sought-after on the market, as Hermes reportedly only makes two per year.
The Line Opens First Pop-Up in the Hamptons [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
The Line, a digital retail experience curated by Vanessa Traina, is launching its first brick-and-mortar pop-up location in the Hamptons for the summer season. The space, which opened over Memorial Day weekend, will feature home goods as well as fashion, including pieces from brands like Acne Studios, Altuzarra and Calvin Klein. Interior design consulting services as well as styling will be available at the store, which also will host special events in addition to a Beach Reads book lending library.
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