Today’s top stories

Adriana Lima for Jason Wu

Adriana Lima was just rehired as the face of Maybelline and now she can be seen featured in Jason Wu’s Fall 2014 campaign – the designer has compared the Brazilian Victoria’s Secret Angel to Bianca Jagger.

The ad, shot by Inez & Vinoodh at the Four Seasons, is the latest in Wu’s ‘Supermodel Supper Club’ series of campaigns that have featured Karen Elson posing at Indochine and Christy Turlington against the backdrop of Mr. Chow.

Is Lima the next Gisele?

In other campaign news… Lupita Nyong’o’s first ad for Lancôme has been released and it’s flawless (her skin, that is).

Naomi Campbell to design own label

Supermodel and TV show host Naomi Campbell is apparently in negotiations to design a clothing line. The Eighties wonder has been approached by multiple brands about collaborations. Will it be high street or high end? No one knows yet – but we are bursting with excitement!

About the news, Campbell said: ‘I will design not just for women of colour, but for all. I see there’s lots of things that are not there that I feel that I’d like to have, and so I’d like to share it with everybody.’

Avon lays off 600 employees

It might become more and more difficult to find an Avon lady, as 600 employees have just been laid off. Following a loss of $167-million in the first quarter of 2014, the company is doing some major restructuring. The ginormous cutbacks are expected to save Avon $50-million to $55-million before taxes each year. The company hopes to save $400-million by 2016.

Nigerian singer offers to trade places with Boko Haram captured schoolgirls

Adokiye Kyrian has offered her virginity to Boko Haram to #bringbackourgirls. The singer said, ‘Those little girls, where they are and what could be happening to them … is just unfair. They are too young. I wish I could offer myself in exchange.’ She went as far to say that ‘even if 10 to 12 men have to take me every night, I don’t care. Just release these girls and let them go back to their parents.’

What do you think of her offer?

Has Madonna completely lost the plot?

Known for her strange Instagram behaviour – ie posting the strangest selfies – Madonna is at it again, this time posting a picture of herself wearing a burqua, complete with bars over the face, captioning the photo: ‘Its that kind of day! #unapologeticb****’. This was just the latest in a string of edgy pictures shared by the superstar online. She recently posted a picture wearing a tiara with the word ‘B****’ in diamonds and the unapologetic hashtag.

 

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