Must Read: Demi Lovato Goes Nude and Unretouched for 'Vanity Fair,' Layoffs Hit 'Nylon' Magazine

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Demi Lovato Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images

Demi Lovato Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines this Monday.

Demi Lovato requests "no makeup, no clothes, no retouching" for her Vanity Fair portrait.
On the eve of her new album release, singer Demi Lovato posed in a series of makeup-free and nude portraits for Vanity Fair. The concept was spontaneous, inspired by her great-grandfather Buddy Moore, who passed away the day before the shoot. The pop singer explained: "If there's one thing I've learned in the past day, it's that life is too short." {Vanity Fair}

Nylon layoffs amount to one-third of the magazine's staff, according to insiders.
Nylon magazine let 13 staffers go on Friday, including former Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer and Publisher Dana Fields, two fashion editors, two writers and a TV producer. Will Nylon follow in the footsteps of Nylon Guys and transition to an all-digital format? Only time will tell. {WWD

Condé Nast partners with Snapchat.
Condé Nast will now be giving Snapchat users access to some of its biggest events, thanks to its new partnership with the app. Kicking off with Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party on Friday, Condé Nast will post insider looks at Glamour's Women of the Year event and GQ's Grammy Party using the app's Live Story feature. {WWD}

H&M factories in Bangladesh are "dramatically behind" repair schedule.
A coalition of worker and labor rights groups published a report stating that the retailer's apparel factories are behind the remediation schedule outlined in The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. In the report, Accord engineers noticed a total of 2004 violations in structural, electrical or fire safety requirements in a safety inspection of just 32 of H&M's factories. The Accord was created in response to the collapse of the Rana Plaza building and is made up of 190 companies, including H&M, Inditex and Primark. {WWD}

Balmain's Olivier Rousteing gets profiled by The New Yorker.
For its latest profile, The New Yorker takes a look at the role of Rousteing's Army, comprised of the creative director's Instagram followers and his celebrity friends. Perhaps most interestingly, the designer talks about the irrelevance of fashion critics, stating: "It is too bad for critics if they cannot understand this, but the truth is now that their critiques do not matter." Ouch. {The New Yorker}

The US and 11 Pacific Rim nations agree to a Trans-Pacific Partnership.
After nearly eight years of negotiations, the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations agreed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday — the largest regional trade accord in history. The partnership would eventually end more than 18,000 tariffs that are placed on US exports, require state-owned businesses abroad to comply with commercial trade and labor rules, and crack down on wildlife and environmental abuses, such as unsustainable logging and fishing. Months of drafting of the actual pact, and stiff opposition, still lie ahead for the administration. {The New York Times}

MikMak releases shoppable advertising feature.
MikMak, the first mobile video shopping network, released its advertising feature called "Blank Presents" on Monday. It allows brands to sponsor "minimercials," a 30 second mobile informercial, the contents of which are (you guessed it) shoppable. MikMak will be partnering with American Express OPEN, GE, Oxygen Media and Mondelēz International's Swedish Fish brand. {Fashionista Inbox}