Style Notes: Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima Are Olympics Correspondents; Glamour's Layoffs
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Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima Will Be Olympics "Cultural Contributors" [People]
Victoria's Secret angels and Brazil-natives Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima will be heading to Rio this August as NBC's food and culture correspondents for the 2016 Olympics. The pair will appear as contributors on NBC's late-night coverage, hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
Glamour and Self Combine Operational Departments [Fashionsta]
Two of Conde Nast's women's publications, Glamour and Self, are combining operational departments — meaning they will share a copy, research and production team. The merger follows the news of a handful of layoffs at Glamour, including a senior fashion news editor as well as the executive director of editorial operations and members from the photo and copy desks. Glamour and Self's advertising teams were also united under Glamour publisher Connie Anne Phillips' leadership in February.
Artist Calls Out Zara For Copying [Jezebel]
An indie artist has taken to social media to call out Zara for copying her designs. Tuesday Bassen, a pin, patch and apparel designer, posted the Spanish fast-fashion retailer's response to the complaint filed by her lawyer on social media. The letter from Zara's legal team reads, "... it very hard to see how a significant part of the population anywhere in the world would associate the signs with Tuesday Bassen." Since posting Zara's response on Instagram, shoppers around the world — as well as other artists who claim their designs have been plagiarized — have rallied behind the designer.
Glamour, Facebook to Host Event at DNC with Lena Dunham, America Ferrera [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Glamour magazine and Facebook are teaming up to host a "Cockails and Conversation" event at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week. Glamour editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, will be joined by Lena Dunham, Chelsea Clinton and America Ferrera for the panel. The invite also boasts a special guest performance as well as "GlamBar," where convention-goers can get "convention-ready" before the main event.
Blue Ivy Is Basically a Gucci Model [Instagram]
Blue Ivy, 4, has apparently inherited mama Beyonce's excellent (and expensive) style. The tot posed for her aunt Solange Knowles' Instagram while clad head-to-toe in hot pink Gucci. This isn't the first time that Bey and Jay Z's daughter has rocked Hollywood's favorite label. Earlier this year, she posed alongside the Queen in a matching custom denim jackets.