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Rihanna “Breaks the Rules” for Paper Mag [Paper magazine]
Rihanna takes on a cool punk persona for her Paper magazine cover story for the March issue, which was photographed by Sebastian Faena in a New York City bodega. The “Break the Rules” concept sees the pop star as a clerk in a futuristic setting wearing pieces by Dior, No. 21 and & Other Stories. The singer, who stars in the upcoming Ocean’s Eight and will show her third Fenty x Puma collection next week, talks about her acting, fashion and music careers in the accompanying interview.
Gigi Hadid Photographs Boyfriend Zayn Malik for Versus Versace Campaign [Instagram]
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are taking their relationship to chic new heights. The supermodel put on her photographer hat to shoot her pop-star boyfriend, as well as model Adwoa Aboah, for the new Versus Versace campaign, according to a behind-the-scenes teaser video that Malik posted to his Instagram on Thursday. Hadid has become close with Donatella Versace over the years, having starred in a number of the brand’s campaigns, and Malik was named both a spokesman and collaborator for Versus Versace last October.
Nike Releases Activewear in Plus Sizes [Bustle]
Nike has released its first plus-size activewear collection, a 44-piece line that includes leggings and tops in sizes up to 3X and sports bras sized up to 38E. “Nike’s product range will continue to expand to ensure there is a perfect fit for every athlete,” said the brand in a release. The collection, ranging from $33 to $130, is now available online.
Consumer Group Asks Shopify to Step Away From Breitbart [Glossy]
Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify is under fire for working with Conservative digital outlet Breitbart. On Thursday, consumer-watchdog organization SumOfUs delivered a petition with more than 190,000 signatures to the company’s Ottawa, Ontario, headquarters. “As it stands, Shopify is directly profiting off the message of Breitbart, which is white supremacy and racism,” said Emma Pullman, lead campaigner at SumOfUs. “It’s becoming more and more clear that companies can’t be neutral. There is no neutral right now.” In response to the petition, Shopify representative Samantha Tam stated, “Shopify supports the rights of citizens to engage in free speech and peaceful protest. … The use of our platform by merchants is not an endorsement. Shopify does not endorse, fund or advertise with Breitbart.”
Wet Seal Bought at Bankruptcy Auction [O.C. Register]
Teen-friendly retailer Wet Seal may have found a buyer. Gordon Brothers, a global advisory and liquidation firm, won a bankruptcy auction for the brand on Thursday with a $3 million bid, however the acquisition is subject to court approval. Wet Seal filed for its second bankruptcy in two years in February. If the deal is completed, the SoCal-based retailer’s properties, as well as its assets, will be handed over to the firm.
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