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• Black men, exactly how much do you hate yourselves? If the answer is “a lot,” you might want to look into copping one of dancehall artist Vybz Kartel‘s new skin lightening products for men! Yes, Addi Bleacha is turning his controversial image into cold hard cash, capitalizing off those young men who still feel the brainwashing effects of colonialism. Kartel is currently awaiting trial for conspiracy to commit murder. What a way to raise money for legal fees! (Crunk + Disorderly)
• Kim Kardashian tries on a burqa in Dubai, to which I have no comment. (Daily Mail)
• Kanye West is really serious about fashion, guys. Hadley Freeman of the UK Guardian describes Yeezy’s reaction to presenting Phoebe Philo with her CFDA award: “he tearfully recounted visiting Chloé stores around the world just to stroke the bags and admire the stitching. By the time she got up on stage, she had to comfort the near sobbing West.” (UK Guardian)
• October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, providing us all with ample opportunity to shop and support an amazing cause. $145 of this $175 Melissa Joy Manning handmade cuff goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and to top it all off, the piece is completely eco-friendly made of recycled oxidized sterling silver and 14-karat pink gold. Head over to www.melissajoymanning.com to purchase.