ICYMI: Need To Know Fashion and Entertainment News

The height of weekend news catch ups tends to include scrolling through social media aimlessly, liking a few posts, checking out the headlines and occasionally indulging in the weekend magazines. Though we may all be glued to our phones during weekend days spent lounging, even the best of us miss out on the top headlines in the fashion, beauty and pop culture world – particularly when bigger headlines are taking up page space but for now, let’s step away from the politics. As we kick start another week, we’ve rounded up the most popular stories in the fashion and beauty world that you may have missed over your weekend of relaxing. No need to thank us, simply enjoy starting your week being the smug friend in the know.

An #Instaworthy Deal: Reformation, The Fashion Brand, Sells A Majority Stake – The New York Times

“In 2009 Yael Aflalo, a model turned fashion entrepreneur, opened a vintage clothing resale business she ran part-time from the back room of a Los Angeles retail store. Called Reformation, it sold stylish secondhand items or garments made from repurposed materials. 

In 2013, the brand was scaled into an e-commerce business with a downtown factory and three boutiques — a vision honed by Ms. Aflalo’s experience, gained earlier in her career, of the environmental and human toll the global fashion industry was taking.

Several years on, Reformation has expanded to meet those ambitions, fueled by $37 million in two rounds of funding raised from investors including Stripes Group, 14W and Imaginary Ventures.”

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Victoria Beckham CEO Steps Down After 10 Months – Vogue Business

“Only 10 months after his appointment as CEO, Paolo Riva is leaving Victoria Beckham for personal reasons, the company announced on Friday. His role will be taken up by chairman Ralph Toledano, who is also the president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. The fashion house also announced the promotion of Marie Leblanc de Reynies to managing director of brand and product, and the appointment of Pablo Sande to chief financial and legal officer, who according to LinkedIn joined the company in May.”

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Nike is leveraging Soccer, Fashion and Inclusivity To Boost Its Women’s Business – Fashionista 

“The biggest sports brand in the world made a massive investment in women’s soccer this year that paid off despite its competitor, Adidas, being the official World Cup sponsor. Nike sponsored 14 of the 24 teams in the tournament, including the U.S. and the Netherlands, who won gold and silver, respectively. Throughout the tournament, more minutes were played and more goals were scored in Nike boots than in those by any other brand. Though we couldn’t actually see them (no one pulled a Brandi Chastain), we were told that all of the players on the pitch Sunday were wearing Nike sports bras as well. Nike also beat Adidas in social media mentions.”

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Is your boss tracking your pregnancy through an app? – Image.ie 

“Modern technology has made life a lot easier. We can now order food, book hair appointments, do an exercise class and order our significant other’s birthday present, all with just a few clicks. 

Alas, exactly what we are clicking on tells a lot about us, and while previously we worried about platforms and apps selling information about our buying and reading habits on to advertisers, it is about to get a lot more serious.”

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Lady Gaga’s make up line Haus Laboratories: Everything we know so far – Evening Standard

“From ever-changing hair colours to the dramatic extra long gold eyelashes she rocked at the 2019 Met Gala, Gaga is known for her eccentric style and expressive makeup. It, perhaps, seems like a no-brainer then that the singer is following in the footsteps of Rihanna, Victoria Beckham and Kylie Jenner with her own beauty empire.”

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Niamh Crawford-Walker

Niamh is a full time fashion and features writer at The Style Edit. Her work has previously appeared in IMAGE magazine, image.ie and Emirates Woman.

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