Daily News: Why Bella Hadid Is Rejoining Victoria’s Secret, Cardi B Named Creative Director At Playboy, Josephine Skriver’s Latest Collab, And More!

by Freya Drohan

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Bella Hadid is rejoining Victoria’s Secret, now VS Collective 

Supermodel Bella Hadid was announced today as the latest star to join the VS Collective. To coincide with the announcement, Hadid gave an interview to Marie Claire to discuss her change of heart. (The 25-year-old had previously cut ties with the troubled brand after she and other models accused former exec Ed Razek of inappropriate behavior and had once said she never felt “powerful” working with the company.) Today, she clarified: “It has been a few years since I’ve done anything with Victoria’s Secret. What magnetized me to coming back was them coming to me and really proving to me that, behind the scenes, Victoria’s Secret has changed so drastically…. There was a type of way that, I think, a lot of us women who used to work with Victoria’s Secret felt. And now, six of the seven [VS] board members are all female.” Hadid added that she deliberated taking the meeting with the rebranded company for some 18 months. Of the new era, she said: “I know firsthand how Victoria’s Secret used to make me feel, and now, going onto set every day, there is just an energy that’s switched. I would never work for a company that not only made me feel a type of way, but made the world feel a type of way, until I knew for a fact that real change was going to be made.”

Playboy names Cardi B as first-ever creative director

Cardi B has a new job! The performer will serve as Playboy’s first-ever creative director in residence, and also as founding creative director of Playboy’s new creator-led platform, CENTERFOLD. In her role, the chart topping mom-of-two will provide artistic direction across co-branded fashion and sexual wellness merchandise collections, digital editorial, experiential activations, and more. As for CENTERFOLD, the brand explains that the platform which launches later this month, is a new home for the world’s top creators to interact directly with their fans, expand their communities, and build their own personal content and commerce businesses. Of her gig, Cardi says “It’s a dream come true…I can’t believe this is real!” She added:”Creators today deserve to express themselves freely and unfiltered. They deserve to feel safe in their creativity and sexuality. And they deserve to own their future. This is what CENTERFOLD is all about.”

 

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Josephine Skriver teams up with Triarchy 

Sustainability, the supermodel way! Josephine Skriver has joined forced with Triarchy to create a collaboration of eight sustainable denim pieces. The collection takes its inspiration from 1980s staples—jackets, jeans, shirts, and the perfect overall!—and makes use of Triarchy’s state-of-the-art, proprietary sustainable denim fabrication, Naia™ Renew.
“Sustainability and denim are two things I’m super passionate about, so after learning about Triarchy’s mission I was inspired. The collection is made up of pieces that I’ve been searching for everywhere, and I can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it,” Skriver told the Daily. Triarchy creative director and co-founder Adam Taubenfligel added: “It was a long road for Triarchy to find someone to collaborate with because equal to complimentary design aesthetics…working with Josephine on fabric creation through to design and wash direction with responsible manufacturing in mind all the way through is what makes this collaboration such a success.”The collection will launch exclusively with Bergdorf Goodman in NYC and will be carried by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and more with pricing ranging from $195-$495. Run!

Machine Gun Kelly launches Un/dn Laqr genderless nail polish brand

Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly, has turned his focus to beauty. Unveiled today, Un/dn Laqr speaks to the rapper’s longtime penchant for wearing nail polish. The first drop includes 10 shades including Mary Jane, Blank Canvas, Depressionist, and Writer’s Block, as well as two top coats (a matte and a glossy version), and giftable sets with names like Therapy Session, Mixed Tape, and Wet Dream. Essie could never!

 

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LISA is Celine’s first Haute Parfumerie ambassador

Ahead of tomorrow’s Spring Summer ’22 show, Celine has more reveals up its sleeve! LISA, the global sensation and member of South Korean girl group Blackpink, has been a Celine ambassador in the ready to wear and accessories categories since 2019, but her new role as a beauty face cements her global popularity (68m Instagram followers and counting!). Appearing in the campaign, lensed by Hedi Slimane himself, the star shows off a sleek and chic bob—as the Celine muses du jour are wont to do. Join us tomorrow to watch the show in real time!

 

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Kurt Geiger team up with Crocs

Two leading shoe brands on each side of the pond have put their heads together for a partnership that’s bound to be talked about. London-based Kurt Geiger has created two glam version of Crocs, with jazzed up detailing like rainbow crystals, a luxe faux fur trim, and Kurt Geiger’s signature eagle-head charm. There’s a meaning there too—the brand often uses rainbow to signify kindness, inclusivity, and hope. The glossy black styles both launch this month, with each pair retailing for $170.

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