The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Patrick Robinson Is The New Creative Director of Armani Exchange, The Kardashians Get Self Tanning Line, and Beyoncé Bow Down Controversy Continues With Rush Limbaugh

Patrick Robinson Head Designer of Gap
Patrick Robinson‘s a busy man these days! In addition to launching a kick-starter to get his still-developing Pashko label off the ground, the designer has snagged a new gig as creative director of Armani Exchange. Robinson has worked for one of Armani’s brands in the past: the Le Collezioni White Label by Giorgio Armani back in the ’90s. This time around, Robinson will be in charge of the product development and marketing aspects of the label. Congrats! (Vogue UK)


• Those of you who are not feeling Beyoncé’s latest tune, congratulations– you have something in common with Rush Limbaugh! The shock jock took to his show to declare Mrs. Knowles-Carter had made a “complete 180” from her female empowering past. “Beyoncé, now having been married, having been impregnated and giving birth to Blue Ivy … she’s got a new song, ‘Bow, Down Bitches’ … Beyoncé is now saying, ‘Go ahead and put up with it!” said Limbaugh. He went on to offer up his thoughts on the singer’s sudden change of rhythm, “You know why? I’ll tell you why. Because she married a rich guy. She’s even calling herself Mrs. Carter on the tour … She has shelved Beyoncé … She now understands it’s worth it to bow down.” Thoughts? (Huff Post)


• They might have to change the name of their cosmetics range, but that’s not going to stop the Kardashians from turning a profit in the beauty market. The sisters three are releasing a line of self-tanners, Kardashian Sun Kissed, making it more complicated than ever before to maintain a fake tan. The five-product range includes a three-step process: “Step one is using either Body Exfoliator or Color Maximizer, $12.99 each; the second step is choosing either Instant Sunless Lotion or Instant Sunless Spray, $19.99 each, and the final step is applying Tan Extender with Bronzers.” So much work to get what God gives to some of us naturally. Anyhow, if you’re in the market for self-tanner and don’t mind contributing to baby Kimye’s savings account, the line will be available exclusively at Ulta in April. (WWD)


• After announcing Beyoncé as the face of their Summer ad campaign yesterday, H&M has now unveiled their latest project, ‘The New Icons at H&M’. The offering is a pre-summer collection inspired by the personal style of Joan Smalls, Daphne Groeneveld, Lindsey Wixon and Liu Wen. On what to expect, “think biker jackets, frayed cut off shorts, long black chiffon skirts, fringed bags, wide-brimmed hats and short ankle boots.”  You’ll be able to get your hands on the pieces come April. Are you interested? (Telegraph)

•Check out Fashion Bomb Friend Upscale Hype’s newest video series, titled the Platform. For episode 1, EIC Allen Onyia offers a lesson in chivalry, aided by his $2,800 Givenchy Slim-Fit Double Layered Wool-Blend Coat. Like what you see? Subscribe to their channel here. (Fashion Bomb Inbox)


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