The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Azealia Banks to Perform at Met Gala, Venus Williams Relaunches EleVen, and MTV Style Interviews Rihanna’s ‘Where Have You Been’ Makeup Artist

• Azealia Banks will charm the fashion glitterati with her musical stylings at next week’s Met Gala. The rapper took to Twitter to announce her exciting news: “I’ve been invited to Perform for PRADA next week in NYC! Gonna b so lush !! Let’s see what new songs I debut there!#metball2012″ How exciting for her! This chick’s really blowing up! (Azealia Banks Twitter)


Venus Williams has released the newest range for her tenniswear line, EleVen. The collection (which boasts both women’s and men’s pieces) has already been picked up by a few country clubs as well as online retailer Tennis Warehouse. Prices are reasonable, ranging from $17 to $48. (WWD)


• Jean and Jane Ford, twin cofounders of BeneFit cosmetics, are the subjects of a new movie, Glamouriety. The movie chronicles their journey from models to beauty moguls who still don’t seem to realize that black people come in more than one shade of brown. The film premiered at the TriBeCa film festival, and will be screened on the BeneFit website. Think you’ll watch? (Racked)


Julia Bluhm, a 13-year-old Seventeen magazine reader, is sick of seeing the same over-photoshopped, rail thin girls and women in the glossy. So, the strong-minded teen is taking matters into her own hands, and started a petition on, calling for Seventeen to put at least one unairbrushed spread in each issue. “I want to see regular girls that look like me in a magazine that’s supposed to be for me. For the sake of all the struggling girls all over America, who read Seventeen and think these fake images are what they should be, I’m stepping up. I know how hurtful these photoshopped images can be. I’m a teenage girl, and I don’t like what I see. None of us do. Will you join us by signing this petition and asking Seventeen to take a stand as well and commit to one unaltered photo spread a month?” It’s absolutely wonderful to see this young girl taking steps to help remedy a problem that is oh so pervasive within the fashion industry. The petition already has over 11,000 signatures out of the 15,000 she’s shooting for. Will you be signing? (Jezebel)


• Rumor has it that Angelea Preston, the disqualified would-have-been winner of America’s Next Top Model All-Stars, is four to five months pregnant. Some are speculating that this news might have something to do with her mysterious disqualification. (ONTD)


•MTV Style caught up with Kabuki, the makeup artist behind Rihanna’s ‘Where Have You Been’ video, to discuss inspirations for the singer’s myriad looks. (MTV Style)


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