Style Scoop: StyleHaul Joins RTP Group, Kate Middleton’s Wardrobe Update, Vestiaire Collective Moves Stateside


YouTube channel StyleHaul has agreed to sell a controlling stake of the network to European entertainment company RTP Group for $107 million. With this move, StyleHaul joins the collection of YouTube networks aligning themselves with traditional media giants. Since the company launched as a platform for YouTubers to share their “haul videos” in 2011, the company has expanded onto multiple platforms and works with 5,000 content creators. To CEO Stephanie Horbaczewski, “to be able to be plugged into such a fantastic global force that RTL is will be game changing for us.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Have you noticed anything different about Kate Middleton’s wardrobe of late? That’s probably because she’s hired a new stylist. The Duchess has reportedly enlisted her personal assistant, 27-year-old Natasha Archer, as her new stylist. Kate wants to start dressing more to reflect her age (32) and will continue to wear consult with Archer to take her wardrobe in a younger, trendier direction. [Harper's Bazaar]

Europe’s leading fashion and social shopping site for curated pre-owned and premium luxury products is making its way stateside. Vestiaire Collective will officially launch in the US on November 6. To celebrate, the site is kicking off StyleCycle, a group of 50 global style insiders that will come together for a charity auction of their own belongings. From November 6-14, you’ll be able to bid on goods from the closets of Cara Delevingne, Kim Kardashian, Emmanuel Alt, Hailee Steinfeld and more. [Glam Inbox]

It’s rumored that Marco Zanini is planning to leave his position as creative director of Schiaparelli after just over a year. According to a source, Zanini feels the label “is not exactly his fit.” Previously the designer of Rochas, Zanini did not offer a comment on the rumors and Schiaparelli officials could not be reached for comment. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Seven designers created a 25-piece collection specifically for Rent The Runway’s website, which is celebrating its five-year anniversary. The collection includes designs from Christian Siriano, Lela Rose, Kenneth Kay Lane, Badgley Mischka, Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa Voyage and Oscar de la Renta, and hits today. [Women’s Wear Daily]