It's no secret that Selena Gomez has one of the most enviable heads of hair in the entertainment industry, so it was really just a matter of time before she nabbed a beauty contract to show it off. Sure enough, Pantene, the brand that's practically synonymous with hair care, has inked a deal with the 22-year old "Come & Get It" singer and her silky, brunette tresses. "I've always loved using Pantene, so it's a dream come true to be the brand's newest ambassador," the starlet said in a press release. "Not only because Pantene stands for strong, healthy hair but also because it encourages women to be their best selves." This is Gomez's first beauty deal, but we suspect it won't be her last.
It's official--finally. Lucky magazine's print edition is closing down. It's been a long time coming, and it seems like we've been reporting on this inevitable shut down for ages. Most recently, we had confirmation that the fashion glossy was to reduce publication and become a premium, coffee table style quarterly magazine similar to Net-a-Porter's The Edit, with the new format launching in September (that news hit our desk less than a month ago). Rumors are swirling that the entire Lucky franchise--print, digital, and e-commerce--will be shutting down after one of the investors pulled out, but nothing has been confirmed as there are still three other investors in talks to keep the digital side of the house going. Lucky was definitely one of our favorite monthly reads, and we're sad to see it go.
There will no longer be a Gap on every street corner. The San Francisco-based retailer, known best for peddling denim and khakis, announced last week that it is shutting down 175 of its North American stores and cutting 250 jobs from its headquarters. "These decisions are very difficult, knowing they will affect a number of our valued employees, but we are confident they are necessary to help create a winning future for our employees, our customers, and our shareholders," Gap's global president Jeff Kirwan said. The company will continue to operate 800 stores across the U.S., which includes 300 outlets.