Style Notes: Beyonce Sues Feyonce; H&M Eyes Global Expansion
What's happening this Wednesday.
Beyonce Files Suit Against Feyonce Founders [Yahoo]
Beyonce is suing Texas-based company Feyonce for profiting from a moniker that too closely resembles her own trademarked name. The company currently sells tees, sweatshirts and mugs for newly engaged couples, as well as a coffee mug which reads "he put a ring on it" — which Bey's legal team insists is a reference to her "Single Ladies" lyrics. Beyonce is seeking unspecified damages and asking that the merchandise be removed. In October of last year, the singer was one of several musicians that successfully sued French brand Eleven Paris from using trademarked images and phrases.
H&M Aims for 8,000 Stores by 2020 [Bloomberg]
Despite weak profits in the first quarter, H&M will continue to open stores in order to catch up to Zara's parent company Inditex. Soon, the Swedish retailer will open its 4,000th store in New Delhi, but it hopes to double that number in the next four to eight years. Increased competition from the likes of Amazon doesn't appear to worry CEO Karl-Johan Persson, who believes H&M "will bring something different to the fashion world."
Kendall Jenner to Attend White House Correspondents' Association Dinner [The Hill]
Kendall Jenner will attend the White House Correspondents' Association dinner as the guest of USA Today. The paper has also invited The Goldbergs' Wendy McLendon-Covey and Quantico's Priyanka Chopra to the April 30 soiree, which will be hosted by Larry Wilmore. Jenner is a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter and is currently an ambassador for Rock the Vote.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is an Uggs Ambassador [WWD]
Model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is trading in her Victoria's Secret Angel Wings for a pair of Uggs as the Australian boot brand's newest global ambassador. The 28-year-old will shoot the campaign for the brand's new Classic II boot later this month; the ad is set to debut in August.