Must Read: Kim Kardashian West Tip-Toes Around Monica Rose Split, Bella Hadid & Her Bob Cover 'Vogue' Italia

Plus, why Ivanka Trump's brand lost its luster.
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Kim Kardashian West artfully dodges questions about split with stylist Monica Rose
Methinks the split between the Kardashians/Jenners and their former stylist Monica Rose is even messier than we thought. A fidgety Kim KW dished (some of) the dirt this past Sunday on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," saying, between many pauses, that she stopped working with Rose four years ago when her husband Kanye West first gave her a well-documented makeover. "I just wanted a new vibe," she told host Andy Cohen, before adding, "But that's not the reason my family... You'd have to ask Khloe and Kendall and Kylie and the girls." {YouTube}

Bella Hadid and her bob cover Vogue Italia
For the second time since last September, Bella Hadid has landed herself the cover of Vogue Italia. This time around, the 20-year-old Insta-model — and her sleek new haircut, chopped just for this shoot — was photographed by Inez & Vinoodh while wearing Chanel on a bicycle, as you do. {Instagram}

Gen Z's shopping habits prove that the future is now
An extensive survey conducted by American Express and Forrester Consulting found that the cool teens of Generation Z — most of whom already have their own credit cards — are A-OK with getting texts from brands on their phones, paying for stuff with smart watches, and having things delivered via drones. They also love social media. Ya don't say! {WWD, subscription req'd}

The man who could make Condé Nast great again
Condé Nast's Chief Business Officer and President of Revenue Jim Norton — the Bostonian who's been tasked with restructuring the historically high-spending publishing company — speaks with WWD about staff cuts and magazine closures, monetizing social media, avoiding "fake news" and why print is still important. {WWD}

How Ivanka Trump lost out on the luxury market
Ivanka Trump's line of clothing and accessories, with its accessible price points and presence in discount stores like TJMaxx and DSW, is a far cry from the exclusive luxury fashion brand its founder once envisioned. {Business of Fashion}

How fashion makes the First Lady
"Is it sillier to acknowledge the strategy behind appearance, or to pretend such influences don't exist?" That's the question asked by Vanessa Friedman when discussing the importance of a politician's clothing — and perhaps more importantly, his or her spouse's. {New York Times}

Luxury outerwear is decidedly "in"
With both heritage houses and niche brands expanding their outerwear offerings, pricey coats and parkas could soon replace handbags as the new "It" item among the fashion set. "I don't think you can ignore the conspicuous consumption side of what's happening here," says Matt Powell, an analyst at market research group NPD. "There's a little bit of showing off to it. When you're wearing a Canada Goose jacket, people know you spent hundreds of dollars." {Business of Fashion}

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