Must Read: How Fashion Is Getting out the Vote, CoverGirl Is Going Cruelty-Free

Plus, Nigeria's fashion magazine industry booms with women at the top.
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Lauren Santo Domingo on the street during New York Fashion Week in September. Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Lauren Santo Domingo on the street during New York Fashion Week in September. Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

How fashion is getting out the vote
This election cycle, brands and designers are stepping up their efforts to get out the vote. Leading the charge to the polls is Patagonia Inc., which announced that it will close for business on Election Day so that every one of its U.S.-based employees can vote. Levi's showed its dedication to increasing voter turnout by selling a T-shirt through Time to Vote that benefits Rock The Vote. Meanwhile, other companies are providing free transportation to the polls. {WWD

CoverGirl is going cruelty-free
CoverGirl has received Leaping Bunny certification by Cruelty Free International, which means it has eliminated animal testing from every step if its production process. The Coty Inc.-owned beauty giant is now the biggest cosmetics brand to achieve this certification, a move that is increasingly demanded by consumers who want to spare the environment. This is first step in a larger, long-term partnership between the animal protection and advocacy group and Coty, which has committed to obtaining Leaping Bunny certification on at least one other Coty brand by 2020. {WWD

Nigeria's fashion magazine industry booms with women at the top 
The Nigerian magazine industry has found a receptive young readership as people look to the publications for the latest news on celebrities, fashion models and events like Fashion Week in Lagos. Women are at the center of the country's magazine boom. In a piece for The New York Times, Adenike Olanrewaju spotlights four entrepreneurial females, who are leading these publications and telling the story of Nigeria to the world. {The New York Times

What separates an "It" bag from an enduring classic
The value of handbags are dependent on numerous factors, from which celebrities are carrying it to the number of units produced. In a new piece for Business of Fashion, Cathaleen Chen dives into what separates a ubiquitous Instagram summer bag from an everlasting classic — like the Birkin — and how brands can go about creating one. {Business of Fashion

Advances in smartphone cameras are driving the customization craze
Thanks to advances in mobile technology, our smartphone cameras can do much more than take a somewhat decent selfie. A new wave of companies are using these devices as scanners so that anyone with a phone can scan their face, feet or body to order everything from personalized glasses to apparel. {WWD

The body-positive skincare trend is driven by our desire to defy aging 
A report on the global cosmetics market by the research firm Euromonitor released in August found that skincare experienced the strongest growth globally against all other cosmetics categories, fueled largely by anti-aging products. "Beauty is a business that has always thrived by fostering women's insecurities," writes Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz for Quartzy. "In 2018, companies are using the language of self-care and empowerment to sell products that target women's fear of aging. Lately, that has proved more profitable than selling shame." {Quartzy}

Ezra Miller covers GQ Style
GQ Style shot Ezra Miller for its 2018 holiday issue, whereby the 26-year-old actor with a perfect jawline posed in everything from a pink turtleneck to an animal print Alexander McQueen coat. In the accompanying interview, Miller opens up about his gender-blind taste in clothes and farm life in Vermont. {GQ Style

Eva Chen launched a clothing line to celebrate the debut of her first children's book 
Instagram's Eva Chen partnered with Janie and Jack on a collection of clothing, accessories and shoes inspired by the characters in her debut children's book, "Juno Valentine and The Magical Shoes." Designed after Juno Valentine's journey as the character steps into the various shoes of female icons from Frida Kahlo to Serena Williams, the gender neutral line features over 30 pieces for children sizes 6-12 months through 12 years old and is available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Janie and Jack stores. {Fashionista inbox} 

Cardi B partners with Reebok
Cardi B is the new face of Reebok and will promote the company's '90s-style Aztrek sneaker along with Reebok apparel as part of her partnership deal. "Everything that you love about Cardi is what you love about Reebok," the official press statement reads. "Reebok has a longstanding legacy of nonconformity, whether it's creating the first workout shoe exclusively for women or putting bold-faced expletives and fresh-faced hip hop stars in its big ad campaigns in the early '00s." While no further details regarding the "decades in the making" collaboration have been released, fans can shop the rapper's look below here. {Fashionista inbox} 

Cardi B for Reebok. Photo: Courtesy of Reebok

Cardi B for Reebok. Photo: Courtesy of Reebok

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