News Brief: Britney Spears Unveils New Fragrance, Style.com Discloses E-commerce Plans

And a study finds that black and Latino retail workers are paid less than their white counterparts.
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And a study finds that black and Latino retail workers are paid less than their white counterparts.
Britney Spears advertising her latest fragrance, Fantasy Britney Spears: Intimate Edition. Photo: Elizabeth Arden Inc.

Britney Spears advertising her latest fragrance, Fantasy Britney Spears: Intimate Edition. Photo: Elizabeth Arden Inc.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this afternoon.

Britney Spears unveils new fragrance
Britney Spears announced the launch of her newest fragrance. Fantasy Britney Spears: Intimate Edition. The new fragrance will be available in July at Kohl's. {Fashionista inbox}

Blacks and Latinos in retail are paid less, study finds
According to a study by the NAACP and public policy organization Demos, blacks and Latinos who work in retail are, on average, paid less and are less likely to be promoted than their white counterparts. They are also less likely to be hired full-time and occupy managerial positions. The authors of the study propose raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour to help reduce the racial wage gap. {AP}    

Style.com will not become a full-fledged retailer
This fall, Style.com will relaunch as an e-commerce "marketplace" under the Condé Nast umbrella. Shoppers will be able to check out on the site, but brands will provide product information and fulfill orders, of which Style.com will receive a cut.  {WWD}

Melissa McCarthy reveals mixed print look from her line
Melissa McCarthy gave a sneak peek of her forthcoming plus-size line via InStyle's Instagram. The collection, called "Melissa McCarthy Seven7," will hit stores as well as on her own e-commerce site in August. {Instagram}

Proenza Schouler signs fragrance deal
Proenza Schouler announced that it has signed a licensing agreement to produce its first line of fragrance with L'Oreal, joining a portfolio that includes Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Viktor & Rolf. {Fashionista}