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POSTED: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 11:55 AM
Miami Heat forward/center Chris Bosh attends GQ & LeBron James NBA All Star Party sponsored by Samsung Galaxy and Beats at Ogden's Museum's Patrick F. Taylor Library on Feb. 15, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (Photo by Erika Goldring (Getty Images for GQ)

Celebrity names have just about become synonymous with fashion and beauty collaborations. From Rihanna and MAC to Ryan Seacrest and Macy’s to the Kardashians and, well, everything, companies are increasingly reaching out to celebs to create and market their products.

In the past week, celebrity retail collaborations have dominated the fashion and beauty sphere. Here’s quick a roundup of the new star-powered lines and collections you should know about.

Selena Gomez for Adidas

POSTED: Monday, August 11, 2014, 1:18 PM

At the Teen Choice Awards on August 10, the carpet wasn’t red, but blue. Matching separates was a favorite trend among attendees who took the otherwise casual looks and spruced them up for the occasion. Though some took the Teen Choice Awards as an opportunity to look a little too relaxed (we’re looking at you, Kevin Hart) plenty of celebs took advantage of the chance to have fun and look fresh on the red—ahem, blue—carpet. Here are a few of the best dressed celebs from the Teen Choice Awards.

POSTED: Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:40 AM
Kim Kardashian (left) and Kourtney Kardashian attend the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images for EJAF)

Kim Kardashian West’s flawless beach waves will soon be attainable with the introduction of the new Kardashian sisters' hair-care line, Kardashian Beauty.

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney have teamed up with hair-care company Farouk Systems Inc. to create a line of hair products, styling tools and accessories including a flatiron, curling iron and blowdryer. The Kardashian sisters said they’re creating this hair-care line, set to debut this spring, to fill a void they feel exists in the beauty market.

Basim Shami, Farouk Systems Inc. CEO, said working with the Kardashian sisters was a natural fit. “Our team worked hand-in-hand with the sisters to create a premium product line directly inspired by their iconic styles and individual hair needs,” he told Women's Wear Daily.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 3:38 PM
Ryan Seacrest attends the grand opening of Seacrest Studios at Children's Hospital Colorado on June 20, 2014 in Aurora, Colorado. (Photo by Jason Bahr (Getty Images for Children's Hosp)

Ryan Seacrest is everywhwere.

He’s on your TV. He’s on your radio. He’s on your computer screen. He’s the mastermind behind the show you love to hate, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and, starting this fall, he can be in your closet.

That’s the premise behind the new Macy’s menswear collection and marketing campaign both featuring the prolific media personality. 

POSTED: Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:33 AM
Rihanna attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 Show on May 7, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder (Getty Images for Christian Dior)

If you thought Rihanna’s MAC Viva Glam collection in February was her last hoorah, think again. Always doing things her own way, the singer and fashion icon announced on Aug. 4 via Twitter that she’d be launching a Viva Glam II collection consisting of a metallic-flecked, cooler-toned nude lipstick for $16 and matching Lipglass for $15.

Rihanna rocks a Nickelodeon-slime-colored wig and matching separate skirt set in the short-notice ad — her Viva Glam II is set to hit shelves next month.

POSTED: Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 1:08 PM
Victoria Beckham poses for a photo at On Pedder at Scotts Square on May 12, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah (Getty Images)

Wanna Be a Spice Girl? Now you can at least look like one.

Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice is giving you the chance to own some of her most iconic looks at a charity auction in partnership with Net-A-Porter’s sister site, The Outnet.

After visiting South Africa in February 2014, Beckham was inspired by mothers2mothers, an initiative founded to help, train and educate mothers with HIV on how to prevent transmitting the disease to their children through Mentor Mothers, mothers already living with HIV. These women work in understaffed hospitals to alleviate the stress associated with being an HIV-positive mother.

POSTED: Monday, August 4, 2014, 12:36 PM
Senior Vice President at Coach Greg Unis attends the Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner on April 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images for Tribeca Film Fe)

Coach, the high-fashion brand known for luxury leather accessories, is branching out into men’s footwear. Already established in women’s shoes, the brand announced a full collection of men’s footwear that will be launched internationally in September.

“We’ve had men’s shoes in our stores in the past, but haven’t gone after a full collection until now,” Coach’s Senior VP, Greg Unis, told Women’s Wear Daily.

The collection will include 15 styles ranging from sneakers, boots and monk straps priced from $175 to $495.

POSTED: Monday, August 4, 2014, 9:12 AM
Inspired by the comfort her simple bracelets provided, Melissa began making bracelets last October for York Hospital to distribute to other mothers who experienced neonatal or stillborn loss. (iStock)

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Melissa and Kevin Knouse should have been celebrating their triplets' first birthday. The couple should have been running around their farm house in Dickinson Township happily exhausted, tripping over toys and running after three baby boys.

Instead, they spent the first weekend in July mourning the deaths of John, Arthur and David who were born at 18 weeks, too small and weak to survive.

"We had just finished our registry online and were looking at big huge vehicles and wondering how we were going to fit three cribs in one bedroom," Melissa said. "Where were we going to put all those swings and things babies need? But it turned out they didn't need any of that."

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