In only a year, Fenty Beauty has pulled off a makeover of the makeup industry. Founded by the singer, Rihanna with luxury goods giant LVMH’s Kendo division, Fenty introduced its first collection last fall—including a much-hyped foundation dubbed Pro Filt’r that comes in 40 diverse shades—with the aim of catering to all women, regardless of skin color.
Makeup enthusiasts rejoiced, not only over the products but also for how Fenty featured women of color in its advertising. Though some other brands, such as M.A.C and Make Up For Ever, already sold expansive shade ranges, Fenty’s unabashed celebration of inclusivity in their makeup campaigns put an unprecedented spotlight on the need for diverse beauty products.
Fenty’s success—the brand, which reportedly made $100 million in sales in its first 40 days on the market, is now available in 29 countries, including Bahrain and Malaysia—sent competitors rushing to expand their own product lines: several brands in the past year have widened their offerings, in what some have termed the “Fenty Effect.” Now Fenty has expanded into a full-fledged line, offering eyeshadows, liquid eyeliner, and lip color in addition to their original offerings.
Kendall Jenner’s stalker, John Ford finally arrested
Kendall Jenner’s new stalker, 37-year-old John Ford was arrested early last month for breaking into her gated community, where numerous stars live.
Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen, Christina Aguilera and Slash have all called it home, but law enforcement said, Ford had his sights set on Kendall.
Ford pled guilty to trespass and the judge ordered him to stay 1,000 feet from the gated community.
Subsequently, last week Ford entered the community once again, not through the front gate, but by scaling the mountainside in the back of the complex, where there is apparently no security.
Kendall’s security spotted him sitting in her backyard by her pool, but by the time cops came, he had skedaddled.
On Tuesday, Ford allegedly came back and scaled the same unsecured mountainside, and ended up sitting on Kendall’s front porch. Security spotted him again, called the cops and this time they nabbed him.
Ford, a Canadian citizen, is now being held on a 5150 psychiatric hold.
Rihanna & PUMA sued by Freedom United Clothing over F.U. Label
Another clothing company, Freedom United Clothing is claiming that singer, Rihanna’s F.U. business card for her clothing business is theirs.
The company claims in a new lawsuit it owns the ‘FU’ trademark, something they’ve used since 2006.
Recall that Rihanna did a deal with PUMA, where she had the company slap F.U. on her sweatshirts, jewelry and sandals, and Freedom United says that’s just stealing.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, the company claims RiRi knew there was an existing FU logo, because she was photographed in one of their hoodies in 2014 and, even before that, then-BF Chris Brown attended Freedom United’s launch party back in 2007.
The suit goes on to say PUMA touts Rihanna as a lawbreaker of sorts, noting on PUMA’s website it refers to the singer as “most likely to break the rules.” Well, they say F.U. is evidence of that.
This isn’t the first time Freedom United lashed out, they fired off a cease-and-desist letter demanding that PUMA and Rihanna back off.
Freedom United is also suing PUMA for an order prohibiting future sales and damages.
Kunle Afolayan’s Ire Clothing storms Lagos Fashion Exhibition
Nollywood filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, who recently delved into fashion business has stormed the ongoing Lagos Fashion Exhibition with his Ire Clothings.
The fashion show is holding at Eko Hotel & Suites,Victoria Island, Lagos.
“@ireclothings We are here Lagos fashion 2018 @lagos_fashion @tiannahsplacempire .The show starts today at Eko hotel. There will be runway showcase for some of the brands including @ireclothings .Visit our stand and others today. Exhibition last for 3days 17th-19th,” he captioned the video below.
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