Ciara Named TopShop’s New Brand Ambassador

Winning: Ciara Lands Another Endorsement

CIARA TOPSHOP BRAND AMBASSADOR-While presenting at yesterday’s Fashion Retail Academy Awards in London, singer Ciara announced her position as American Brand Ambassador for TopShop, one of the world’s most well known and successful chain of retail stores.

Ciara’s demand within the fashion world has continued to rise since Wilhelmina Models took her on as a client back in 2009. Since then she has forged partnerships with Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and most recently Roberto Cavalli.

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Beyonce Teams Up with Top Shop

BEYONCE TEAMS WITH TOPSHOP (1)

With her own House of Dereon clothing line officially defunct, Beyonce has decided to team up with London powerhouse Topshop to launch Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd, a 50/50 joint venture that will produce an athletic streetwear brand set to launch sometime in the fall of 2015.

According to WWD, who interviewed Topshop owner Sir Philip Green, ‘Parkwood’ is not a collaboration between his company and Beyonce, but rather the building of a new brand- a completely separate business with separate overhead and separate offices.
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CiCi Hosts Pool Party in Topshop Bodysuit

CIARA TOSHOP BODY SUIT AND MATCHING SKIRT

Ciara Hosts Vegas Pool Party

Rihanna’s lawsuit against Topshop for misappropriating her image on a line of t-shirts hasn’t stopped other Hollywood heavyweights from rocking the fashions of the retail giant.

Ciara is a longtime fan of the clothier, and wore one of their designs while performing in Vegas over the weekend.

The really cool part is that CiCi’s ensemble is totally is affordable, and will run you less than $100 should you choose to cop the look for yourself.

Ciara performed at Ditch Fridays at the Palms Hotel & Casiono Resort wearing a “Stars Motel Bodysuit” for $36 and matching “Big Wheel Printed Tube Skirt” for $56.

CiCi topped off her ensemble with white Christian Louboutin stiletto heels and silver bangles by Celine.

Rihanna Wins Court Battle with Topshop

Did you guys know Rihanna won a major legal battle against retail giant Topshop? Probably not. On the same day the pop diva came out victorious in court, she also unveiled a new hairstyle. RiRi’s court victory was quickly forgotten as most news services chose to focus on what was really important… the singer’s new curly do.

Just to do a quick recap, Rihanna sued Topshop earlier this year claiming they infringed on her intellectual property rights by selling t-shirts with her name and likeness.

According to Rihanna’s lawyers, Topshop blatantly sought to deceive the public into buying the tees believing they were authorized by the singer herself.

Rihanna is seeking five million dollars in compensation, claiming Topshop “damaged her goodwill” and caused a “loss of control over her image and reputation in the fashion sphere.”

High Court Justice Colin Birss ruled in Rihanna’s favor, saying buyers were likely to have been deceived into believing the t-shirts they were buying were authorized by the singer.

“I am quite satisfied that many fans of Rihanna regard her endorsement as important,” the judge said in his ruling. “She is their style icon. Many will buy a product because they think she has approved of it. Others will wish to buy it because of the value of the perceived authorization itself. In both cases they will have been deceived.”

Birss also said sales of the t-shirts caused a loss of control of Rihanna’s image in the fashion world, but didn’t immediately issue a ruling on how much the singer would be compensated for that loss.

Topshop owner, Arcadia Group Ltd, boo-hooed over the ruling, saying they were “disappointed” and would consider filing an appeal.