The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Ty Hunter Talks Styling Beyoncé With Billboard, A Scandal Clothing Line May Be in The Works, and Adrienne Bailon’s ‘Ratchet’ Tattoo

• Beyoncé‘s stylist Ty Hunter sat down with Billboard to dish on some secrets behind the singer’s red carpet and stage looks. Hunter has been working with Bey since her Destiny’s Child days, and recalls how the more than decade-long partnership began. “It kind of happened by accident. I was actually living in Houston, Texas and I was doing window dressing and I met Ms. Tina when I was working at a store called Buiyahkah at the time in Houston,” he said. “We just clicked instantly. I would contact her whenever we got pieces in that looked like Destiny’s Child at the time. I had a day off, I called her, and she was like, ‘What you doin’?’ and I said, ‘I’m off today, I’m seeing if you need help.’ She was like, ‘Meet me here.’ The rest is history. The next week I was at the Grammys and it just fell into place.” Great story! If a window dresser can become stylist to the biggest star in the world, imagine what a shy, Vogue-reading librarian can do in the fashion industry! (Necole Bitchie)


• For their Fall 2013 campaign, the folks at Valentino got inspired by Flemish portraiture. “Women [are] represented like paintings, caught in the intimacy and magic of their gestures,” said Maria Grazia Chiuri, co-creative director of Valentino. Armed with a cast of models boasting Magdalena JasekMaud WelzenIrina KravchenkoErika LabanauskaiteSasha LussTamara WeijenbergLaura KampmanKati NescherNouk Torsing, and Sam Rollinson; the campaign reflects “the magnificence of Flemish lights and 10 different characters of contemporary feminine grace and regality,” according to Chiuri’s partner Pierpaolo Piccioli. The ads, lensed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin will make their worldwide debut this month. (WWD)

• If there’s anything Adrienne Bailon regrets about her relationship with Rob Kardashian, it’s not the free publicity and career-advancing access to people who could set her up with gigs on reality TV and talk shows. Certainly not! The singer-turned talk show host divulged on The Real that her biggest regret is getting the littlest Kardashian’s name stamped across her hiney. “Everybody knows I have theratchet-iest booty tattoo of an ex-boyfriend. I don’t know what I was thinking,” she dished. “Ten letter last name, Kardashian. It’s pretty bad, yeah…. it actually says ‘Robert A. Kardashian.'” Yikes! I guess at one point, it was real between them. Anyhow, Bailon says she’s in the process of getting it removed. Watch the hilarious clip above! (The Cut)


• With the announcement of a clothing collection based on the characters in Revenge, soapy primetime drama fans wondered if Scandal might get the same treatment. Olivia Pope stans, rejoice! The show’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo, told Fashionista that a Scandal-themed apparel line may be in the works: “We’ve been talking about how we could create something aspirational for the audience–like, something that Olivia Pope might wear–but not so aspirational that it was out of reach for most of our gladiators. We’re just throwing around ideas with several different people, and getting a sense if we can do it and learning about the parameters. We’re trying to figure out how to do it so that it’s not too out of the price range that most people can afford, and yet somehow create something for people to have a piece of the Olivia Pope look.” Aah! (Fashionista)


• Before you genuflect accordingly, check out this teaser video clip for Beyoncé‘s single ‘Bow Down.’ (Daily Mail)


Alessandra Ambrosio is the face of Always’s Platinum Collection feminine products. The Victoria’s Secret model is fronting the brand’s newest range, whose wares boast a  ‘silk-like top-sheet’ and ‘super-absorbent gel’ core. Get money Ms. Ambrosio! (Daily Mail)