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Must Read: Donatella Versace to Write Book On Versace History, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Lands a Beauty Contract

Plus, InStyle UK's December issue will be its last print edition before going exclusively digital.
Donatella Versace at the spring 2017 Versace show in Milan. Photo: Estrop/Getty Images

Donatella Versace at the spring 2017 Versace show in Milan. Photo: Estrop/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines on Wednesday.

Donatella Versace: fashion icon, designer and now, writer
The designer is set to debut a modern history of the Versace brand, chronicling her reign over the house immediately following the death of her brother, Gianni Versace in 1997. Jointly written with Maria Luisa Frisa, fashion curator and professor at the IUAV University of Venice, and Stefano Tonchi, W's editor-in-chief, the 336-page "Versace" (published by Rizzoli) gives an in-depth look at the brand though a myriad of firsthand accounts, runway images and exclusive backstage photos. {WWD}

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the new face of Boots No. 7
The acclaimed author and feminist icon is charting new territory as the newest face of the iconic British beauty brand. "I love makeup and its wonderful possibilities for temporary transformation, and I also love my face after I wash it all off," said Adichie in a statement. "There is something exquisitely enjoyable about seeing yourself with a self-made new look. And for me that look is deeply personal." {Vogue UK}

InStyle U.K. to fold print operations
The British branch of the fashion glossy will be folding its print version at the end of 2016, with the December issue being its last before transitioning to an exclusively digital title. According to parent company Time Inc., the move is a response to the shifting needs of the magazine's "fashion-obsessed audience." With the focus solely on digital, the company says the new platform will create "24-hour content, with more daily stories and videos than any other U.K. fashion title." {WWD}

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Eddie Borgo is teaming up with Tiffany & Co.
The jewelry designer is collaborating with the iconic house on a seven-piece fine jewelry capsule collection comprised of a necklace, bracelet, pendant, earrings, a ring, brooch and ear cuff that marry the classicism of Tiffany with the edge that is a Borgo signature. The limited-edition collection will be available from November at Tiffany's Fifth Avenue flagship and on the brand's website. "Tiffany has a legacy in terms of jewelry and that, in my humble opinion, is untouchable by any other American company," said Borgo to WWD. "To have our name associated with their brand is such a huge gift." {WWD}

Banana Republic to close its U.K. stores
The Gap-owned retail chain is shuttering all eight of its U.K. locations in a move that is reportedly part of a broader plan to boost the company's staying power in the long-term. (Converting certain U.S. doors into outlet stores is also in the works.) The announcement comes on the heels of announcing Olivia Palermo as its first global style ambassador. {Business of Fashion}

Checking in on
A month after finally debuting in the U.K. (multiple delays pushed the launch date back by a year), Business of Fashion sat down with president Franck Zayan — formerly head of e-commerce at Galeries Lafayette — to see if the relaunched website is on track to leverage the Condé Nast readership to the shopping layer of the publishing company. "The goal is to build a new sustainable source of revenue, leveraging our global assets," explained Zayan in the interview. "[Condé Nast] is a powerful producer of inspiration. What we're doing now is building a connection between inspiration and transaction." {Business of Fashion}

Rent the Runway to open Los Angeles store
On October 21, the online designer apparel rental service is opening its sixth retail space and its first one on the West coast in Los Angeles. Located at The Village at Westfield Topanga, the 1,500-square-foot store (!) will stock a curated selection of RTR's designer clothing and accessories, offer appointments with in-house stylists and provide same-day rental service for all those last-minute obligations. Similar to the website, the L.A. location will carry a range of items including daytime and cocktail dresses, formalwear, separates, jewelry and handbags. {Fashionista inbox}

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