Daily Links: March 11, 2019

How Julep Went from the "Fastest Growing Omnichannel Beauty Brand" to Bankruptcy
  1. How Julep Went from the “Fastest Growing Omnichannel Beauty Brand” to Bankruptcy – In less than 10 years, Julep raised over $70 million from major venture capital firms and the likes of Jay Z, created a cult following of consumers itching to buy the 300 different beauty products it was introducing each year, launched a monthly subscription beauty box, amassed sales that tripled during some fiscal years, and earned itself the title of the “fastest growing omni-channel beauty brand.” Then, Julep found itself at the center of bankruptcy proceedings. Read more on TFL
  2. Meghan Markle Stepped Out in a Glitzy Erdem Green Coat and Dress for Commonwealth Day – Meghan Markle is taking inspiration from Kate Middleton’s all-green outfit in Blackpool last week. The Duchess of Sussex just stepped out with Prince Harry at Canada House to celebrate “the diverse community of Canadians living around the UK,” Kensington Palace wrote. This is an especially fitting stop for Meghan, who lived in Toronto for years while she was shooting Suits. She and Harry began their romance long distance when she was based there for her acting work, and he was based in London for his own royal work. Read more on Elle
  3. The history behind Captain Marvel’s super suit – Captain Marvel, the latest dispatch from the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, was made to seem like it had the entire franchise riding on its shoulders. In some ways, it does. Read more on Vox
  4. Why Pop Stars Are Ditching Stylists and Dressing Just Like Us – Remember when Rihanna embarked on her first headlining tour? The year was 2006, and floating around the internet, you can see photos of an 18-year-old in a rhinestone-trimmed skirt and matching evening gloves; an artist who hadn’t yet found her pop-star footing deep in the realm of costume. Any remnants of Robyn Fenty from Barbados, though, all but disappeared eight months later with the release of Good Girl Gone Bad and a transformation overseen by Def Jam that included a drastic new bob and dominatrix-inspired costumes. Read more on Billboard

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