Style Notes: Bella Hadid Stars in Nars Campaign; Gucci Accused of Stealing Artists' Designs
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Bella Hadid Stars in Nars Campaign [Instagram]
In today's Bella Hadid campaign news, the 20-year-old has been revealed as the new star of Nars' Powermatte Lip Pigment. But what about her Dior Beauty contract, you ask? Excellent question. For now, it looks as though Hadid is only the star of the particular campaign, not a new face for Nars. We assume she's just too busy being the face of Max Mara accessories, Bulgari fragrances, Nike, etc., etc. Rough life.
Jackie Kennedy's Cartier Watch Snags $379K at Auction [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Jackie Kennedy's Cartier watch brought in $379,500 at auction Wednesday at Christie's Rare Watches and American Icons New York Sale. The realized price blew the estimated price, which was between $60,000 and $120,000, out of the water. The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Cartier Tank was given to the former first lady in 1963 by her brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw “Stas” Radziwill. The watch was accompanied by a painting created by Kennedy for Stas that depicted the infamous "50 Mile Hike."
Gucci Accused of Stealing Artists' Designs in Cruise Collection [Fashionista]
Gucci is under fire for allegedly ripping off two different artists' designs in its cruise collection, which creative director Alessandro Michele presented last month in Milan. Bali-based New Zealand artist Stuart Smythe claims that the brand copied the serpent logo he created for his CLVL Apparel Co. label in 2014, while illustrator Milan Chagoury, who has designed for the Australian brand Stay Bold, claims that the brand stole a design he created in 2015. The allegations come just weeks after Michele admitted that he was greatly inspired by Dapper Dan's designs after he was accused of knocking off one of his most iconic pieces for the same cruise collection.
Iv kept this quite for a little while, But its time to speak up and get some attention. Its pretty easy to see that @gucci Has copied not only the combination of elements together that create this logo, but when I overlay my snake illustration on top of the copy, the scales even line up perfectly. Its easy to prove and see whats going on here. Its a shame large corporations "Take" What belongs to us indie artists and use it for their own profit margins. It actually makes me laugh that @lallo25 has so much press wearing this teeshirt around. And the other thing is the tails of the snake don't even connect to anything after they flipped the top half hahaha..! GOLD! #alessandromichele #guccicruise18 #gucci #guccified #copydesign #stuartsmythe #arttheft
You know your doing something right when even @gucci rip your stuff. When designing for a business (band or brand) make sure you hire a professional designer as most of the time these guys are just ripping off someone else's work with no guilt at all. It's ok to be inspired but there are an infinite ways of representing a concept and being original is a key way of standing out in this business. #design #staybold #gucci #GucciCruise18
Blondie Partners on Collection to Raise Awareness for Declining Bee Population [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Blondie is launching a "BEE Connected" campaign to coincide with National Pollinator Week (June 19-25) in order to raise awareness about the declining bee population. (Their latest studio album is also aptly titled Pollinator.) The campaign includes a collection of "Blondie Pollinator" tees, priced at $30, the proceeds of which will be donated to organizations involved with National Pollinator Week, including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Pollinator Partnership.
American Airlines Launches New Uniforms After Complaints of Rashes [Chicago Business Journal]
American Airlines is releasing new uniforms for all employees following several employee complaints that the previous uniforms, which were made by Twin Hill and rolled out last September, were causing hives and rashes. The company initially provided alternative options for affected crewmembers, but after months of back-and-forth, it has decided to purchase new pieces from a different supplier. However, the process of finding the new supplier is expected to take two to three years.
Neiman Marcus Wants You to Star on Holiday Book Cover [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
The world-famous Neiman Marcus Holiday Book is looking for its cover stars. The department store is asking shoppers to share their photos of their favorite Neiman Marcus memories to be part of their 2017 cover, which will feature a mosaic of images submitted via Instagram and Twitter. To participate, shoppers should share their photos using the hashtags #NMHoliday and #Contest, or they can upload them online. Customers who enter also have the opportunity to win a $250 giftcard or a grand prize of a $10,000 shopping spree. All photos must be submitted by July 31.