Today’s Fashion Headlines: Monday, December 23, 2013

December 23, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Beyonce Pillar

Beyonce Launches Another Fragrance

Surprise- Beyoncé has another fragrance to add to her growing empire! The singer’s third fragrance is called Pillar and is described as being an “intoxicating, addictive luminous floral” and is supposed to be more personal. Interestingly, the inspiration for the promotion of the perfume came from a Maya Angelou poem. There will be a promotional video and a new TV commercial for the scent as well.

Nasty Gal Hires Two Key People

Online retailer and growing company Nasty Gal has announced two key hires for 2014. Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso has brought on Robert Ross and Lina Kutsovskaya as chief financial officer and senior vice president, respectively. Ross was previously the CFO of Ideeli and spent 13 years at Urban Outfitters. Kutsovskaya previously worked at Sephora, where she was vice president and executive creative director. She also held positions at Barneys New York, Style.com, and Teen Vogue, where she was the creative director. Kutsovskaya is also credited for creating Nylon’s signature look, where she was the art director. Keep your eyes out for Amoruso’s upcoming book called #GirlBoss: How To Write Your Own Rules While Turning Heads and Turning Profits.

Thirteen Charged in Deadly Factory Fire

Bangladeshi police charged 13 people in last year’s fatal apparel factory fire that killed 112 workers. The fatalities were mainly female workers, and 200 additional people were seriously injured in the blaze. Suspects include the owner of Tazreen Fashion and the chairwoman, who is his wife. Court officials are holding a hearing before bringing formal charges against those accused. Others suspected are factory officials and security guards. A government committee recently said the factory fire was an “act of sabotage” and the owner of the factory was neglecting the workers and had a lack of safety measures. “The owner of the factory should be brought to justice, as we find that proper safety measures could have lessened the fatalities,” said Main Uddin Khandaker, head of the government committee. The garment industry in Bangladesh makes up 80% of the nation’s $24 billion in annual exports.

– Claire Mykrantz

Source: WWD, CNN, Huffington Post

Image: WWD

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