Must Read: How Online Influencers are Taking Over the Beauty Space, Mom Jeans are Having a Moment

Plus, check out Serena Williams's style game at the Rio Olympics.
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Chiara Ferragni attends the Fendi Roma 90 Years Anniversary Welcome Cocktail in Rome. Photo: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images 

Chiara Ferragni attends the Fendi Roma 90 Years Anniversary Welcome Cocktail in Rome. Photo: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images 

These are the stories making headlines on Monday.

The rise of the online influencer
Changing the landscape once dominated by beauty editors and journalists, bloggers and social media mavens are now being regarded with as much (or more) power when it comes to driving beauty sales. Brands like Coty and L'Oréal actively recruit — and shell out for — influencers to attend launch events in exchange for coverage that reaches millions of fans and followers. "They've [digital influencers] become the next generation of beauty content editors," said Stacy Mackler, vice president, public relations and communications at Lancôme. "They don't work for Condé Nast or Hearst. We treat them with an equal importance as we do our editors, and we know that the info they're posting is extremely valuable." {WWD}

Mom jeans are cool now
After obsessing over the super skinny silhouette for much of the 2010's, the fashion pendulum is swinging again, this time towards a roomier, high-waisted fit. Also known as the "mom jean," the style is rising in popularity due to the relaxed, effortless vibe, and brands are taking note. Levi's has released a new style inspired by the mom jean, called the "Wedgie." (Cute jeans, interesting name choice.) "The back pockets of the Wedgie Jean are slightly tilted inwards, adding the allure of the ultimate 'mom butt,'" Levi's wrote on their blog. Chic. {Quartz}

Serena Williams is bringing back the scrunchie
And not just any scrunchie - one printed with the stars and stripes of the American flag. Not to be overlooked, the tennis star also sported some seriously cool patriotic nail art as well: Williams' bright cherry red polish with a blue accent nail (yes, with a white star) packed as much of a punch as her backhand. {The Cut}

Cara Delevingne gets candid about struggling with depression
The model and "Suicide Squad" actress is coming clean about her intense battles with depression growing up, delving into topics like her mother's heroin use, taking medication as a teen and the effect modeling had on her self-esteem. "I couldn't deal with it any more. I realized how lucky and privileged I was, but all I wanted to do was die," says Delevingne of her teen years. "I felt so guilty because of that and hated myself because of that, and then it's a cycle. I didn’t want to exist anymore." {Esquire UK}

"I don't retouch anything."
In a new interview with The Guardian, legendary fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh shares the reason he got into photography and why he has a strict no-retouching policy, which magazines must agree to prior to him working with them. "The cosmetic companies have everyone brainwashed," he says. "I don’t retouch anything. 'Oh, but she looks tired!' they say. So what if she looks tired? Tired and beautiful." {The Guardian}

Harry Brant addresses his arrest in the most Harry Brant way possible
After being arrested last month in Greenwich, Connecticut, for refusing to pay a cab fare and drug possession, Harry Brant is taking to Instagram to voice his feelings, posting a picture of Paris Hilton in a plunging purple metallic bodysuit flanked by two policemen followed by a Vogue Italia image of Iselin Steiro pressed onto a windshield by law enforcement. We're all for making the best out of a situation, but also believe in taking responsibility for one's actions. Not sure if this counts? {WWD}

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