Wang Gang: Rapper and Alexander Wang muse Azealia Banks’s new Dazed & Confused cover has been preemptively banned in seven countries ahead of its release. Though photos have yet to be released, the cover features Banks holding an inflated pink condom between her teeth with the tagline, ‘Azealia Banks Blows Up.’ The Dazed team seems pleased, however, tweeting: "Just been told our upcoming @AZEALIABANKS cover has been banned from 7 countries so far. Thank God for the Internet, huh?" [Telegraph]
A Reunion for the Record Books: This week, rumors have reached fever pitch that the Spice Girls are reuniting to perform at the Olympics' Closing Ceremony on Sunday. Earlier this week, Victoria Beckham tweeted that she was in a fitting with British designer Giles Deacon -- followed by a picture of her diamond-encrusted microphone. Now, they've been caught rehearsing. Posh unsurprisingly wore all black leather. [Daily Mail]
#Olympiss: Ryan Lochte stars in Funny Or Die’s latest short called LOCHTv, where the swimmer defends the various merits of peeing in a pool. And here is an incredible piece by intrepid reporter Alex Rees about following Ryan to a bar in London. So thank God for that. [Funny Or Die]
Flower Power: Marchesa has created their first fragrance, titled Marchesa D’Extase that will exclusively be sold at Sephora stores starting this September. ++[WWD]++ (http://www.wwd.com/beauty-industry-news/fragrance/marchesa-fashions-a-fragrance-6154695)
Now we know the real Ellen DeGeneres. On Monday's episode of 'Ellen,' Madonna showed up wearing something rather, well, Madonna-esque (read 'highly unusual and just a little kinky'). When Ellen was similarly outfitted, the host cheekily said, 'I finally feel like myself.'
Makeup for men is on the rise—and it’s no longer a taboo. Alessandra Codinha reports.