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Must Read: Nicki Minaj Covers 'Elle''s July Issue, Marc Jacobs Reportedly Revisits Grunge for Resort

Plus, Instagram makes Stories shoppable.
Nicki Minaj on the July issue of "Elle." Photo: Karl Lagerfeld 

Nicki Minaj on the July issue of "Elle." Photo: Karl Lagerfeld 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Nicki Minaj covers Elle's July issue
Nina Garcia called up Karl Lagerfeld to shoot Nicki Minaj for Elle's July cover (see above). Not only did the infamous designer and storied lover of cats capture the rapper in a decadent, beaded Versace number, but he also threw himself into the editorial, posing like Sleeping Beauty next to Minaj's Rapunzel-like hair and a glazed Fendi coat. {Elle

Marc Jacobs reportedly revisits grunge for Resort 
WWD got word that Marc Jacobs is showing a full-on grunge resort collection to retailers that harkens back to his groundbreaking Spring 1993 collection for Perry Ellis. Unfortunately, the brand hasn't unveiled the line to the press yet or released any images of what we hope to be a range chock-full of frayed flannel, but a company spokesperson did say the collection will hit stores this November. {WWD

Instagram makes Stories shoppable
First came Instagram Story stalking, and now comes Instagram Story shopping. The social media platform added a new feature this week by bringing purchasing power to Stories. All you have to do is tap a Story's shopping bag sticker to see product information and then you can snag the object of your desire right then and there. The photo-sharing network told WWD that the goal with shoppable stories is "to remove friction from people's path from inspiration and aspiration to purchasing," or in other words, to rob us of our rent money, which will now all go to impulse Instagram purchases. {WWD

Charli XCX fronts Teen Vogue's music issue 
Teen Vogue dedicated its July issue to young women disrupting the music industry —  so of course the magazine selected pop-trailblazer Charli XCX (see below) to star on one of seven digital covers out this month. The cover image is shot like a polaroid to portray her spontaneity and carefree approach to life. Inside the issue, she talks about getting her start in the industry and why "it's really cool to be yourself, no matter who that is." {Teen Vogue

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Charli XCX on the cover of "Teen Vogue." Photo: Campbell Addy

Charli XCX on the cover of "Teen Vogue." Photo: Campbell Addy

The big winners of the Fragrance Foundation Awards 2018
The Fragrance Foundation Awards went down on Tuesday, and Atelier Cologne, Tom Ford, Gucci and Maison Margiela took home some of the top titles. Newbie Glossier won most popular fragrance of the year, and consumers voted Beach Fine Fragrance Mist by Bath & Body Works as their favorite women's fragrance launch of 2017. You can see the full list of winners here. {@fragrancefoundation/Instagram} 

H&M is changing its sizing 
Observant shoppers will notice that H&M has recently added hang tags to its garments with the statement: "You've asked, we've listened! We're changing our sizing. Try on this item to find your size." These tags are a part of a multilateral, multinational move by the company to shift its women's sizing. The Swedish retailer has been quietly switching up its sizing since late 2017, when it shifted its XS–XXL sizing scale by one standard deviation. But the hang tags are a part of the second phase, whereby H&M will work on shifting its numbered sizing. {Racked

Inside the growing blank T-shirt business 
The demand for plain cotton tees is higher than ever thanks to the rise of fashionable merch, and a slew of companies have cropped up to feed the growing demand, giving Hanes a run for its money. In a new piece for Business of Fashion, Lauren Sherman spotlights Everybody.World, a made-in-Los Angeles line founded in 2016 by two American Apparel veterans, and talks to the founders about providing 100-percent recycled cotton shirts for streetwear brands and Shake Shack. {Business of Fashion

Tomas Maier exits Bottega Veneta 
Tomas Maier is stepping down as creative director at Kering-owned Bottega Veneta after 17 years in the role. "It's largely due to Tomas's high-level creative demands that Bottega Veneta became the House it is today," said François-Henri Pinault, chief executive and chairman of Kering in a press statement. "He put it back on the luxury scene and made it an undisputed reference. I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve." {Fashionista Inbox} 

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