Megan Thee Stallion lands Revlon brand ambassador role

Megan Thee Stallion has made her debut as the newest global brand ambassador for Revlon.The Savage hitmaker joins the likes of Gal Gadot, Ashley Graham, Sofia Carson and Adwoa Aboah as one of the representatives for the cosmetics giant, and she feels s…

Megan Thee Stallion has made her debut as the newest global brand ambassador for Revlon.

The Savage hitmaker joins the likes of Gal Gadot, Ashley Graham, Sofia Carson and Adwoa Aboah as one of the representatives for the cosmetics giant, and she feels she has reached “a new level” in her career with the role.

“I’ve always set the bar high for myself with everything I do, but to now be a brand ambassador for Revlon, it feels like a new level,” Megan said in a press release. “To me, the Revlon brand stands for both beauty and female strength and I’m excited to help define what that means to a new generation of women.”

The partnership has been in the works since last year, and Revlon’s global brand president Silvia Galfo said Megan was an obvious choice.

“We were drawn to her confidence and fierce ambition as much as her power to hold nothing back,” she said in a statement. “She loves to express herself with make-up and is a constant inspiration to her fans on living boldly.”

The 25-year-old, who has previously headlined campaigns for Coach and Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty line, also did her own styling and make-up in the images accompanying the news, using the brand’s ColorStay Looks Book Eye Shadow Palettes and the Super Lustrous red lipstick.

“HOTTIES YOU ARE LOOKING AT REVLON’S NEW GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR,” the Hot Girl Summer rapper wrote in an Instagram post. “We definitely have some hot things coming soon for all my hotties, and I’m so excited to for all of y’all to live bold with me.”

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Rihanna pauses brands to mark Blackout Tuesday

Rihanna shut down sales at all three of her brands in honour of Blackout Tuesday this week. Blackout Tuesday, a social media campaign which took place on 2 June, was designed to encourage people to stop posting personal content for the day and educate…

Rihanna shut down sales at all three of her brands in honour of Blackout Tuesday this week.

Blackout Tuesday, a social media campaign which took place on 2 June, was designed to encourage people to stop posting personal content for the day and educate themselves on the Black Lives Matter movement and support black voices and businesses, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of white police officers on 25 May and the resulting widespread civil unrest throughout the U.S. and beyond.

On Tuesday, Rihanna declared she was participating in Blackout Tuesday and would be temporarily pausing production on her cosmetics company Fenty Beauty, lingerie line Savage x Fenty, and luxury fashion line Fenty.

She posted a black square, the symbol of the campaign, on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “We ain’t buying s**t!!! and we ain’t selling s**t neither!! gang gang! #BLACKOUTTUESDAY AF!!! @fenty @fentybeauty @savagexfenty.”

Customers who visited the websites of the three companies were greeted with a very similar statement in which brand officials outlined the purpose of their business blackout.

“We are not staying silent and we are not standing by,” they commented. “The fight against racial inequality, injustice, and straight up racism doesn’t stop with financial donations and words of support. In solidarity with the Black community, our employees, our friends, our families, and our colleagues across industries we are proud to take part in #BlackoutTuesday.

“Savage X Fenty will NOT be conducting any business on Tuesday, June 2 – globally. This is not a day off. This is a day to reflect and find ways to make real change. This is a day to #PullUp.”

In addition, representatives for her Fenty clothing line announced they will also be donating funds to Color of Change and Movement for Black Lives.

“We ask you to speak up, stand up, and pull up against racism and discrimination in all forms,” they concluded their message.

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Megan Thee Stallion tapped to star in Savage X Fenty campaign

Megan Thee Stallion has been tapped to front the latest campaign for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie brand.The partnership is a natural pairing, not only because of the rapper/singer’s hit single Savage, but also due to her strong sense of personal s…

Megan Thee Stallion has been tapped to front the latest campaign for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie brand.

The partnership is a natural pairing, not only because of the rapper/singer’s hit single Savage, but also due to her strong sense of personal style and promotion of body positivity.

“Meg is the energy we were looking for. She is a risk-taker with an attitude, character, and personality,” praised Rihanna, while Megan added that she was thrilled to be aligned with the label. “I’m so excited to work with a brand that embodies diversity and celebrates women in all their glory.”

The music star posted one of the sensual campaign images to her Instagram account, showing her posed over a leather armchair in a Black Caviar T-shirt Bra and Booty Short which flatter her curves.

Representatives for Savage X Fenty also shared a photo of Megan to the social media site, this time in a Balconette Bra and Side Tie Undie in Yellow Sunflower, alongside the caption: “Classy. Bougie. Ratchet. She a SAVAGE! How TF (the f**k) could we NOT partner with theestallion?! (sic).”

Rihanna co-founded Savage X Fenty in 2018, with the intention of creating a luxury lingerie brand that was inclusive of all body types. The most recent drop comes in sizes 32A – 42H and XS through 3X.

And Megan noted how happy she was to be working with a company that advocated for women of all shapes and sizes.

“In my Savage X Fenty I feel sexy, comfortable, and confident. We want all the hotties around the world to feel good about themselves exactly as they are,” the 25-year-old added.

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Christina Milian recruited boyfriend to shoot Savage X Fenty lingerie images

Christina Milian recruited her boyfriend Matt Pokora to shoot the images for her new Savage X Fenty lingerie campaign.The singer/actress announced in April that she had been tapped as a brand ambassador for Rihanna’s underwear company and uploaded a se…

Christina Milian recruited her boyfriend Matt Pokora to shoot the images for her new Savage X Fenty lingerie campaign.

The singer/actress announced in April that she had been tapped as a brand ambassador for Rihanna’s underwear company and uploaded a series of snaps of her posing in a cobalt blue bra and knicker set with a denim shirt over the top.

But as Christina was practicing social distancing and staying at home during the coronavirus lockdown when her photoshoot was due to take place, she was forced to ask Matt to step behind the camera instead.

“Matt took those first Savage x Fenty photos at home,” the 38-year-old told the New York Post’s Page Six. “All my photos you’ve seen (recently) have either been taken with a self-timer on my phone, Matt’s taken them or (my 10-year-old daughter) Violet’s taken them.”

Christina and Matt are also parents to baby son Isaiah, whom they welcomed in January.

And the Dip It Low hitmaker was thrilled when members of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty team approached her about appearing in a campaign so soon after she had her little boy.

“Rihanna’s such a great representation of a woman who loves herself, loves her body, is confident and not afraid to show her power. She owns it,” she praised. “I’m happy with my body after baby. My weight fluctuates, especially now; one week I’m keto, the next I’m eating Fritos! But I don’t mind. And I think that’s what she’s looking for: women who love who they are and have confidence.”

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Rihanna’s lingerie brand Savage X Fenty accused of ‘deceptive marketing’

Executives at Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie company have been accused of “deceptive marketing”.A complaint has been filed with the Federal Trade Commission and the California District Attorney’s office for Santa Cruz County by officials at non-prof…

Executives at Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie company have been accused of “deceptive marketing”.

A complaint has been filed with the Federal Trade Commission and the California District Attorney’s office for Santa Cruz County by officials at non-profit watchdog group Truth in Advertising (TINA). They have alleged the organisation has been attempting to dupe customers by promoting discounts that can only be used once they sign up for the $49.95-a-month VIP subscription.

“It deceptively promotes discounts and product prices that are only available to consumers who are bound to the company’s membership program without clearly and conspicuously disclosing this fact in its marketing materials,” a TINA spokesperson commented in the complaint.

According to the watchdog, they discovered that when using the Savage X Fenty online shop, the VIP membership is automatically added when a customer adds something to the shopping basket.

However, the monthly recurring fee isn’t included in the total amount, and shoppers are only made aware of it in the site’s small print during the checkout process. It’s only if they know to remove the monthly membership from their carts that customers can see the normal price of items.

“By default, the company enrols consumers into a negative option offer known as the Xtra VIP Membership without clearly and conspicuously disclosing all the material terms and conditions, such as needing to take affirmative action every month to avoid recurring monthly charges,” they continued.

Following the complaint filing, Emma Tully, a spokesperson for Savage X Fenty, which Rihanna launched in May 2018, responded via email to CNN Business.

“These accusations are false and based on misconceptions of our business. We are proud of our flexible membership programme because it allows us to offer unparalleled quality and value to our customers,” she stated. “We believe strongly in transparency, which is why we provide multiple disclosures of membership terms throughout the shopping experience, within advertisements, and through our ambassador engagement policies.”

Tully added that Savage X Fenty hasn’t received any inquiries from the Federal Trade Commission as yet.

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Rihanna allows pimple to ‘shine’ in make-up-free selfie

Rihanna had no qualms about allowing a pimple to “shine” in her latest selfie.The superstar took to Instagram on Monday to upload a snap of herself gazing at the camera with fresh skin and her new cornrow hairstyle. Rihanna wrote in the caption, “First…

Rihanna had no qualms about allowing a pimple to “shine” in her latest selfie.

The superstar took to Instagram on Monday to upload a snap of herself gazing at the camera with fresh skin and her new cornrow hairstyle.

Rihanna wrote in the caption, “First selfie of the year doe (sic). #2020.”

But while her post quickly racked up over four million likes, one follower commented, “Let me pop your pimple.”

The message quickly caught the 31-year-old’s attention and she responded: “Let her have her shine, PLEASE.”

However, the other comments were very positive, with actress Nia Long writing, “Pretty pretty… bad a*s”, and model Leomie Anderson adding, “Raw beauty and edges is all we ask for.”

Yet, Rihanna didn’t reply to a fan who joked about her decision to keep her upcoming album R9 under wraps for now.

“The fact that the pimple heard the album and we didn’t,” they posted.

When asked about when she would be releasing R9, the Umbrella hitmaker previously explained that she was juggling her music career with her commitments to building her Fenty Beauty line as well as her Savage X Fenty lingerie brand.

“I know I know sis. I’m doing music. Simultaneously doing lingerie, make-up, film, amongst a couple other things that I enjoy. when the music is ready, you won’t have to ask for it,” she stated. “But it’s coming. Just not today sis. I’m hype too tho, it can’t come soon enough for me (sic).”

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Rihanna teams with Adam Selman on Savage X Fenty’s first-ever designer collaboration

Adam Selman “learned a lot” while working with Rihanna for Savage X Fenty’s first-ever designer collaboration.Selman was tapped by the Umbrella hitmaker to create a sensual lingerie collection for her brand back in 2018, and the pair have finally relea…

Adam Selman “learned a lot” while working with Rihanna for Savage X Fenty’s first-ever designer collaboration.

Selman was tapped by the Umbrella hitmaker to create a sensual lingerie collection for her brand back in 2018, and the pair have finally released their Valentine’s Day-themed capsule line.

Working with Savage x Fenty’s inclusive size range – which goes from XS to 3X – was a “fascinating” experience for the American designer, and he wanted to make sure he followed Rihanna’s brief.

“Before we presented things to Rihanna, I would go ahead and fit everything in advance on three different sizes,” he told Fashionista. “Because of the size range that Savage X is able to do, I really learned a lot about the fit and the process and the bodies. I wanted to make sure that in my collaboration I offered the exact same thing for a straight-sized model to a curvy (model).

“If you have never seen Rihanna fit a panty, you’re really missing out.”

The fashion star, who created the singer’s infamous sheer, Swarovski crystal-encrusted gown for the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2014, was inspired by her total confidence while creating the collection.

“I think that she really taught me that it is about confidence – the clothes can give you that confidence, but also building the clothes with confidence is such a key part of the process,” Selman shared.

Adam Selman for Savage X Fenty is available now, with prices ranging from $16 to $84 (£12 – £64).

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Barbara Palvin ‘disappointed’ by cancellation of 2019 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Barbara Palvin was “very disappointed” when she heard the 2019 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show had been cancelled.The Hungarian model was first cast in one of the U.S. lingerie brand’s presentations back in 2012 but didn’t appear in a show again until t…

Barbara Palvin was “very disappointed” when she heard the 2019 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show had been cancelled.

The Hungarian model was first cast in one of the U.S. lingerie brand’s presentations back in 2012 but didn’t appear in a show again until the 2018 event.

Earlier this year, Victoria’s Secret bosses promoted Barbara to Angel status, and in a new interview with U.K. Harper’s Bazaar, she explained that she was a little sad to learn the annual show had been canned as it would have been the first time she was able to wear her angel wings.

“I was very disappointed,” the 26-year-old told the publication, before adding: “But (the company leaders) know what they’re doing, and I trust the process. I feel like the world is changing around us, and everyone needs to go with it, and that’s their way of doing it.”

After months of speculation about the future of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, executives at L Brands, the label’s parent company, announced last month that the event will not happen this year.

In recent years, Victoria’s Secret has been hit by the growth of contemporary underwear labels like Third Love, Aerie, and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty, while bosses have also been accused of failing to embrace diversity and inclusivity in its marketing imagery and shows.

And during a recent chat on the TODAY Show, former Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss argued that it is time for the brand to undergo a major transformation.

“I think it’s a reflection of the world we live in today,” she said of the cancellation. “And, you know, consumers demand that brands are inclusive and body positive and sustainable. And I think brands have to evolve.”

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Tinashe and Dreezy named Savage X Fenty brand ambassadors

Tinashe and Dreezy have been named as the latest brand ambassadors for Rihanna’s lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty.The singer announced the news on social media and shared two black-and-white snaps from the steamy photoshoot. “Bad b**ches LINK UP @savagex…

Tinashe and Dreezy have been named as the latest brand ambassadors for Rihanna’s lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty.

The singer announced the news on social media and shared two black-and-white snaps from the steamy photoshoot.

“Bad b**ches LINK UP @savagexfenty #SavageXAmbassador,” she captioned the pictures on Twitter and Instagram, showing her wearing a white lacy bralet and matching underwear.

Meanwhile, rapper Dreezy took to Instagram for the brand’s #SavageSundays hashtag on Instagram, in which Savage X Fenty customers share photos of themselves wearing pieces from Rihanna’s hugely successful and inclusive lingerie line.

“#SavageSundays #SavagexAmbassador Swipe for a surprise @savagexfenty,” the 25-year-old wrote, alongside two snaps of herself wearing hot pink underwear with a light pink shirt.

The news comes just days after it was announced Normani was the first-ever brand ambassador for Savage X Fenty.

The former Fifth Harmony star will front upcoming holiday campaigns featuring the newest looks from the Umbrella hitmaker’s company and was asked to be involved by Rihanna herself.

“Normani is the perfect choice for a Savage X ambassador. She exudes confidence and power. Everything she does is executed with passion and the belief she’s going to kill it. That’s why people gravitate towards her,” the singer-turned-designer gushed in a statement.

The Motivation hitmaker later took to Instagram to share a snap from the campaign, showing her in a co-ordinating red lace set with embellished stockings.

“I’m the first-ever brand ambassador for @savagexfenty!!! I love you @badgalriri,” she wrote.

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Normani tapped as first-ever ambassador for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty

Normani has been chosen as the first-ever brand ambassador for Rihanna’s lingerie brand Savage X Fenty.The former Fifth Harmony star, who took to the stage for a sultry performance during the lingerie label’s runway show in September, will front upcomi…

Normani has been chosen as the first-ever brand ambassador for Rihanna’s lingerie brand Savage X Fenty.

The former Fifth Harmony star, who took to the stage for a sultry performance during the lingerie label’s runway show in September, will front upcoming holiday campaigns featuring the newest looks from the Umbrella hitmaker’s company.

“Normani is the perfect choice for a Savage X ambassador,” Rihanna said in a press release on Thursday. “She exudes confidence and power. Everything she does is executed with passion and the belief she’s going to kill it. That’s why people gravitate towards her.”

Normani also expressed her excitement over the collaboration, noting she is thrilled to be a part of a brand that empowers women.

“Savage X celebrates and empowers women of all shapes, sizes, and colours,” she added. “I am so grateful for this opportunity and excited for what’s to come with my new Savage X family.”

In addition, the 23-year-old told Vogue.com that she was “excited and honoured” to be a brand ambassador and was blown away when she found out that Rihanna had asked for her personally.

“She is somebody I’ve looked up to for a very, very long time,” Normani explained, before adding that she was proud to be part of a brand that is inclusive. “I just love how it gives everybody the opportunity to feel sexy and beautiful and empowered – which is everything that I stand for as well. I thought it would be the perfect partnership.”

The Motivation hitmaker later took to Instagram to share a snap from the campaign, showing her in a co-ordinating red lace set with embellished stockings.

“I’m the first-ever brand ambassador for @savagexfenty!!! I love you @badgalriri,” she wrote. “I want all individuals to feel empowered and to embrace who they truly are. I don’t always wake up feeling the most confident and powerful, but trust and believe having my Savage X on always helps!!”

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