Must Read: Erykah Badu Covers 'Vogue,' Salma Hayek Fronts 'Glamour'

Plus, Hailey Bieber's Rhode announces new launch.

<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Photo: Jamie Hawkesworth/Courtesy of Vogue;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Photo: Jamie Hawkesworth/Courtesy of Vogue</a></p>

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Erykah Badu covers Vogue March 2023
Her signature sound blends hip hop, jazz and funk while always remaining rooted in soul. Erykah Badu's style is similarly special, and Vogue spoke to the artist, her friends and designers like Thom Browne to unpack her influence. "I feel I've poked this hole in the dam. It's this little hole and all this water is seeping through. Now all the people who have the same energy are able to experience what I experience. It’s a rebirthing process, and I feel like I’m a midwife," she told Vogue. Badu is planning on becoming a doula this year and breaking into the cannabis industry. And she'll stay stylish no matter what. For her, "it's about seeing things coming together, like making a cake from beginning to end.” {Vogue}

<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Photo: Lauren Dukoff/Courtesy of Glamour;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Photo: Lauren Dukoff/Courtesy of Glamour</a></p>

Salma Hayek covers Glamour for February 
For Glamour, Sam Reed caught up with Salma Hayek and talked about everything from aging to love. On her 2009 marriage to François-Henri Pinault, Hayek said, "Boredom is underestimated. I didn't understand this for a long time. Also it helps that we met each other later in our lives. It's okay just to do nothing and be together; sometimes sharing a space and doing your own thing in silence, with connectivity and thoughtfulness — 'Can I bring you a cup of tea?' — is enough. It's little simple things." The actor also told Glamour that she thought getting older meant she wouldn't work anymore. "I’m working. I thought getting older maybe meant that you're not in love anymore; I'm in love. I don't feel that I lost my flexibility or my agility or even my strength. I do have to say that I have found it beautiful, getting older with someone.' {Glamour}

<p>Photo: Courtesy of Rhode Skin</p>

Photo: Courtesy of Rhode Skin

Rhode debuts 'The Rhode Kit' with three essentials
Hailey Bieber's skin-care brand is dropping a kit on Feb. 16 that conveniently includes Rhode's three essentials: the Barrier Restore Cream, Peptide Glazing Fluid and Peptide Lip Treatments. Each product helps achieve the glazed look Bieber has popularized lately. Since launching June 2022, the brand quickly became a beauty favorite with products often sold out. The Rhode Kit campaign stars three dewy faces to match the three included products. Alva Claire, Alek Wek and Elsa Hosk appear in retro-inspired polaroids and, of course, video. {Fashionista Inbox}

<p>Selma Blair for La Ligne denim. Photo: Courtesy of La Ligne</p>

Selma Blair for La Ligne denim. Photo: Courtesy of La Ligne

View the 6 images of this gallery on the original article

La Ligne gets into denim, starring Selma Blair
Fashion favorite brand La Ligne is launching denim. The founders would usually bring their own vintage denim for shoots, but they heard too many compliments to not launch their own jeans line. Starting today, La Ligne will debut three denim styles, each with a high rise: There's a cropped flare, a straight and a skinny-leg option. At $195 per pair, denim sizes run from 23-34. Selma Blair stars in the brand's minimalist and cinematic launch campaign. {Fashionista inbox}

What's behind the success of Self-Portrait
Central Saint Martins alum Han Chong created Self-Portrait in 2013 to offer elevated party garments at a more accessible price point than luxury. Over the years, he has won over fans like Kate Middleton and Paris Hilton for his $250 shorts and $655 dresses. "It's not about the ego of what I think my customers [should] wear. It's more like, what is my customer attracted to? What are their habits? What's their lifestyle?" Chong said. "It's not saying, 'Ok, my customers need to dress like a Self-Portrait girl.'" He talks to Business of Fashion's Tamison O'Connor about the influence of his upbringing in Malaysia, bootstrapping his business and taking a different route than many other Central Saint Martins graduates. {Business of Fashion}

The underbelly of fast-fashion 'donations' to charity shops
Giving clothes away instead of trashing them can feel like a noble thing, but when the clothes donated are fast-fashion, it gets tricky. The brands themselves are also donating excess inventory, but rather than elevating the thrifting experience, quality is taking a nose dive. While thrift shops used to be a destination for quality and affordable clothing, they're not the same today. "It's really sad that younger consumers have been bombarded with really poorly made clothes. I think they're being taken advantage of," Teleport founder Danielle Vermeer told Everpess. Donating excess inventory doesn't cancel out environmental impact, and donating money isn't a quick fix either. It's all quite complex, and Sophie Benson picks apart the layers in the Everpess feature. {Everpress}

Homepage Photo: Courtesy of Vogue

Never miss the latest fashion industry news. Sign up for our daily newsletter.