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BUSTING OUT: Grammy-nominated R&B singer and songwriter Akon is breaking into the beauty world. The pop star, who put himself on the musical map with his 2004 release “Locked Up” and has collaborated on hit singles with everyone from Gwen Stefani to rapper Young Jeezy, has revealed plans to introduce two fragrances, Konvict and Aliaune, in the fall. Named after his top-selling album, “Konvict,” and his given name Aliuane “Akon” Thiam, the two scents will be produced in partnership with the singer’s newly formed company, Konvict Cosmetics Intl. Beginning in August, the fragrances will be available on the firm’s Web site, but a spokeswoman said the company is approaching retailers like Macy’s and Nordstrom for fall distribution. Industry sources expect the two scents to generate about $25 million in first-year retail sales. Aliaune, which is meant to target an older, more sophisticated customer, will be priced at $55 for 3.4 oz. Konvict, meant to speak to a younger consumer, will be available in a 3.4-oz. size for $35.

GIRL ON FILM: She’s on the red carpet, she’s all over reality TV, and now the hyper-accessorized, vintage Porsche-driving stylist Rachel Zoe is coming right to your home. Zoe, whose celebrity clients include Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, is gearing up for a line of her own branded accessories for QVC, according to sources. Zoe’s first television-selling attempt will take place after collections in October. Zoe did not return calls for comment.

 

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