Fashion

07.24.14

American Apparel Appoints First Female Board Member; Britney Spears Is Designing Lingerie

And Essie is launching a vending machine.

American Apparel Appoints First Female Board Member: The “Made in the USA” company was serious when they announced plans to shake up the board. In what seems to be an attempt at re-branding the label as more “female-friendly,” American Apparel has hired their first ever female board member, media executive Colleen Brown. Hopefully founder Dov Charney, who was ousted from his role as CEO earlier this year, will keep his pants on at meetings now. [Business of Fashion]

Britney Spears Is Designing Lingerie: Conquering Las Vegas wasn’t enough for this pop star. Now, she’s taking on a new role: lingerie designer. Britney Spears has partnered with Change Lingerie to launch a collection of intimates including bustiers, kimonos, camisoles, and nightgowns. “Every woman should feel confident and beautiful in everything she puts on,” Spears said. “My vision for the Intimate Britney Spears is to create pieces that are sexy, luxurious, and comfortable at the same time. I am excited to introduce this collection because I feel that we accomplished exactly that.” [InStyle]

Anna Wintour Takes Over Conde Nast Editorial: Adding another title to her resume, Anna Wintour has assumed responsibility as editorial director of Conde Nast, in addition to her roles as artistic director of worldwide publications and editor-in-chief of Vogue. The announcement comes during a shake-up of the media company’s executive staff, which has seen the exit of the current editorial director, CFO, and COO and the expansion of Wintour and Conde Nast president Robert A. Sauerberg Jr.’s roles. [WWD]

Essie Launches Vending Machine: Shopping in airports has become quite convenient these days. Retailers have entered the terminals and the vending machines offer everything from deodorant to iPads. Now, next time you find yourself stuck at a layover in dire need of a manicure, Essie will be there to help. Launching their Essie Color Boutique in select JetBlue terminals, the beauty brand will offer 48 shades from their collection of nail polish. [Fashionista]