Must Read: Kim Kardashian Covers 'Vogue' Australia in Yeezy, New York Nail Salons Ordered to Pay $2 Million

Plus, Justin Bieber got a face tattoo.
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Homepage photo: Lachlan Bailey for 'Vogue' Australia

Homepage photo: Lachlan Bailey for 'Vogue' Australia

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Monday.

Kim Kardashian fronts May issue of Vogue Australia
In a move that surely delighted her husband Kanye West, Kim Kardashian stars on her second cover for Vogue Australia wearing (you guessed it) Yeezy, styled by Christine Centenera. In the accompanying interview, the entertainment mogul — who was photographed by Lachlan Bailey for the issue — revealed her favorite quality in a man: humor. {Vogue Australia}

New York nail salons expected to pay $2 million in back pay and damages
Governor Cuomo is ordering 143 nail salons to pay 652 workers in back pay and damages, totaling up to a whopping $2 million. Last May, Cuomo created the Nail Salon Industry Enforcement Task Force to cut down on abuses, following a New York Times exposé on the industry. So far, it has completed investigations into 383 nail salons out of 450. {NY Daily News}

Justin Bieber got a face tattoo
On Friday evening, just before his impromptu performance at New York's Up & Down, Justin Bieber got a matching face tattoo of a small cross with his friend Joe Termini. "It represents his journey in finding purpose with God," said tattoo artist Jonboy. {US Weekly}

Chongfu's leather and fur industry is experiencing a slump
Production of fur clothing has reportedly decreased in Chongfu in Jiaxing, China amid economic slowdown and decreased demand. CNS reports that one factory only had a crew of 20, and that unprocessed furs were being stocked in storage refrigerators. In an e-mail to Fashionista, a rep for PETA noted that the decreased sale "follows" PETA's report on exported leather goods made out of dog skin. {China News Service}

Karen Walker to forego runway show
Karen Walker will not show on the runway at New York Fashion Week this coming September. "The traditional fashion show model isn't the most important thing in the tool kit," said Walker. The designer plans to communicate her vision to consumers through other means, such as social media, celebrity dressing and digital advertising. {WWD}

The challenges of employing influencers
To state the obvious, brands are increasingly utilizing influencer marketing, but many challenges still remain. For one, there's the risk of employing (costly) influencers who don't deliver messages that align with those of the brand. And as usual, engagement doesn't always translate into sales. {Glossy}

A look at the sharing economy in fashion
Fashion rental services are picking up steam, though at a slower rate compared to similar services in other categories. Part of this has to do with the operational challenges of transporting clothing and accessories (in good condition) between users. But if rental services continue to grow, it can mean significant things for the retail sector. For one, consumers might choose to borrow expensive statement pieces and special occasion-wear instead of purchasing them. {Business of Fashion}

Woolmark opens educational facility in Hong Kong
Woolmark has opened a "Wool Resource Center," containing a library, showroom and an events space, in Kowloon Tower Landmark East in Hong Kong. The center will hold seminars and training workshops on Australian Merino wool, and will provide information to designers, students, garment-markers, knitters and spinners. {WWD}

Virgil Abloh on how to make it in fashion
On the eve of the launch of his course with Mastered, Off-White's Virgil Abloh shared some of his tips for aspiring designers. His first piece of advice? Find your focus, but don't force it. "I think it should come with ease, finding that spark," he said. "If it comes with ease, the more convincing it will be to the public." {Dazed}

Glamour's Women of the Year Awards to be held in L.A.
Glamour's Women of the Year Awards will take place in Los Angeles this year, and is expanding to include a Women of the Year LIVE summit, where young women will have the opportunity to meet past and present honorees. The award show will be live-streamed for the first time on Nov. 14.  {Fashionista inbox}