The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Nicki Minaj Covers Cosmopolitan’s November 2011 Issue, Urban Outfitters ‘Store on Tour’ Makes its First Stop, and A Men’s Look From The Versace x H&M Collab

• With not a chicken wing necklace or puff ball in sight, Nicki Minaj takes us back to her “Itty Bitty Piggy” days in all black with pink accents for the cover of this month’s Cosmopolitan. She is the second black woman in three years to cover the glossy. Do you like this toned down shot of Nicki? (Beauty is Diverse)

• In this behind the scenes look at Beyoncé‘s upcoming commercial for L’Oreal Paris, watch the diva drool over a lovely spread at an on-set buffet table. She laments about her inability to partake in the delicious cheese platter: “This isn’t fair,” she says, munching glumly on a celery stick. At least she has self control! I am notorious for indiscriminately shoveling all types of buffet table nibbles down my throat. Beyoncé: a woman with willpower so great, she can withstand the Siren call of the cheese platter. (The Cut)

• Now for some gratuitous man candy: the delectable Idris Elba covers Essence Magazine‘s November issue. YUM. (Necole Bitchie)

Urban Outfitters takes their Store on Tour to cities lacking locations for the hipster- beloved retailer. The first stop is Columbia, South Carolina, and the pop up is shop open from Thursday, October 6th (that’s today!) through Sunday, October 9. The store will be located in a parking lot at 1022 Senate Street Columbia, SC 29201 and open from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Check out this video showing how they put it all together!

• No, I will not stop with the Versace x H&M previews. For the conspicuous gentleman, here’s a neon leopard, beach scene, and sun emblem print jacket. Fellas, would you wear this? (nitro:licious)


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