Today's Headlines


Rick Genest, commonly known as the Zombie Boy, has an impressive resume, including Nicola Formichetti muse, Lady Gaga collaborator, and now, the newly appointed spokesman for L'Oreal Dermablend Professional line. WWD takes a minute to talk to the Zombie Boy and his ambitious plans. [WWD]

Michael Francis, the president of J.C. Penny Co. Inc., has suddenly left the company after eight months in the position. Looks like somebody doesn't think their color-blocked, Target-esque ads and "fair and square" approach is working as planned. [WWD]

Starting in April, there's been Drake, Derrick Rose, Michael Fassbender . . . and now we welcome Kate Upton as the newest GQ cover. One of these things is not like the others. [Hypebeast]

Just in case you haven't popped in yet, here's some stunning photos from inside Ralph Lauren's 16,000 square foot menswear mansion on Madison Ave. It's been going strong since 1986. [Selectism]

W Magazine is launching a digital photography network to promote the work of its photographers. The magazine is known for discovering new photography talent, and this new platform allows its young proteges to upload up to 100 images daily. They will also install a "Pin It" button on the site, so we can all siphon their images and plaster them on our boards. Looking forward to it. [WWD]

The iPad might finally have a serious competitor. Microsoft released its first ever Windows tablet, Surface, yesterday in a much-hyped press event. A kickstand, a keyboard built into the protective cover—this might be the one thing cool enough to change public opinion. [Mashable]

Bon Iver, the Grammy Award-winning indie darling, signed on with Keep Company for a new pair of kicks set to drop in October. The shoes will retail at a doable $75, and proceeds will benefit the Best Friends Animal Society. [Complex]