Rihanna, performing at Staples Center in Los Angeles in June 2011, doesn't… (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles…)
Rihanna has been appearing in ads for skin care brand Nivea since last year, but now Stefan Heidenreich, the new chief executive of Nivea's parent company, Beiersdorf, reportedly told German newspaper Welt that she is "a no go." "Nivea is a company which stands for trust, family and reliability," he is quoted as saying. [Press Association]
The Duchess of Cambridge, an ardent fan at the London Summer Olympics, met the U.S. women's gymnastics team and, among other things, told them she loved their leotards. [Fashionista]
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her quarterback husband, Tom Brady, topped Forbes' list of top-paid couples last year. But with estimated paychecks totaling $72 million, they've slipped to second place on the latest list, coming in behind entertainers Beyonce and Jay-Z, whose combined income Forbes puts at $78 million. [Forbes]
Fortunately for the Brady-Bundchens, even as I was typing the above, a news release popped into my email box saying Gisele is starring in jeweler David Yurman's latest ad campaign.
"Project Runway" host Heidi Klum will be seen in Jordache jeans' fall campaign. For the first time in 20 years, the brand plans a major push involving both television and print ads. [WWD]
Betsey Johnson's label filed for bankruptcy in April, but now the designer is back, with plans to present a collection of spring dresses with some backing from the Levy Group. [The Cut]
Fashion bloggers have been agog for awhile about Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld's fluffy white kitten Choupette. I guess it's just the thought of the steely-seeming Lagerfeld besotted with the blue-eyed ball of fluff. (Or that the kitten allegedly has her own maids.) Now the pair are appearing together in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar, with the designer sporting a little pair of cat ears atop his head. [Harper's Bazaar]
Womenswear retailer Talbot's, trying to modernize, named a new executive team. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
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