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GabiFresh Tapped “Real Women” For Her Latest Swimsuit Collection

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“Keeping it real” with Swimsuits For All

Beach season will be here before we know it. With that in mind, the newest GabiFresh x Swimsuits For All collection is here. Style blogger, designer, and body positive advocate Gabrielle Greg of GabiFresh has been designing inclusive swimwear for Swimsuits For All for a the past few years—and season after season, the collections just keep getting better.

For her latest installment, Gregg designed a playful 10-piece offering of one-pieces, high-waisted two-pieces, and more. Styles include tropical prints, fluttery off-the-shoulder ruffles, and flattering cutouts, available in sizes 10 to 26. All pieces retail for under $80, meaning you can head to the beach in style without having to break the bank.

As always, there’s a killer campaign to back it up. Gregg is known for putting together an empowering group of ladies to show off her designs (last season, she tapped model-activist Philomena Kwao and breast cancer Ericka Hart to star), but this time around, she took an entirely new approach. For the brand’s first-ever open casting call, Gregg handpicked nine regular women from around the country to model each size available within the collection to star alongside her.

You can check out the full Power Play campaign and video, below, and shop the collection at SwimsuitsForAll.com.

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Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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