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Beyoncé’s New Campaign; Burberry Sales Up

• Beyoncé stars in a new campaign for European-based fast-fashion chain C&A, and from the looks of things fends off computer-induced carpal tunnel with a stylish wrist brace. [Racked]

Burberry profits rose $131.5 million, thanks to a 6.5 percent spike in sales. [WWD]

• Maurice Marciano, chairman of Guess Inc., chose to waive his salary last year “in light of the economic downturn and to reinforce his firm commitment to reducing company expenses,” but he still earned double the cash portion of his compensation thanks to performance-based bonus payments. [WWD]

• A nude photograph of Yves Saint Laurent will go up for auction in Paris on June 30. The image is part of an upcoming sale of more than 60 photographs taken by Jeanloup Sieff, and was used for YSL’s Pour Homme eau de toilette advertising campaign in 1971. [Vogue UK]

• A photograph of Naomi Campbell on a chocolate bunny by David LaChapelle fetched $120,000 at Campbell’s fund-raiser for the children’s charities Northern Crown and the Iris Foundation. [Vogue.com]

• Steve Madden will appear on MTV’s new show Hired to supposedly find the newest member of his design team. [WWD]

Maria Cornejo’s everyday uniform is “sexy mechanic overalls.” [Moment/NYT]

• Model Ashley Smith on the gap in her front teeth: “Yeah I thought about it a lot when I was little, I even went to the dentist to get it fixed, but I’ve never actually had all the money in one place to be able to do it. Now it makes me money!” [Fashionista]

• Modelinia asked models which Sex and the City character they identify with most. Caroline Trentini said Charlotte and Sessilee Lopez said Samantha. [Modelinia]

Beyoncé’s New Campaign; Burberry Sales Up