• The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Tika Sumpter and Lala Pose For This Month’s Vibe Magazine, Christian Louboutin Thinks His Shoes are Orgasmic, and Shena Moulton Talks Personal Style

    • BFF’s Tika Sumpter and Lala Vazquez-Anthony are poised to make their chic getaway in Vibe magazine’s October/November 2011 issue. (Necole Bitchie)

    • Why do certain individuals continue to act like Carrie Bradshaw was the first woman to wear a gold nameplate necklace? Frank Gargione over at Racked explores the “re-emerging” trend: “Being jaded, we have to wonder if you, as costumers, are telling us these characters are fun and quirky and just like a little throwback trashy gold, and are wearing it as sort of a fashion gag; or if these characters are Sex and the City mega-fans who think they’re the Carries in their friend groups and, as such, need to wear a nameplate necklace. All because Carrie was a character who was fun and quirky and liked a little throwback trashy gold all in the name of a fun fashion gag.” Sigh. Where is LaKia from third grade when I need her? (Racked)

    • Designer of notoriously painful (albeit beautiful) shoes, Christian Louboutin, seems to think the feeling of the female orgasm is similar to the pain experienced from hours of walking in heels: “[W]hat is sexual in a high heel is the arch of the foot, because it is exactly the position of a woman’s foot when she orgasms. So putting your foot in a heel, you are putting yourself in a possibly orgasmic situation.” Riddle me this, Mr. Louboutin, if I had an orgasm each time I arched my foot, don’t you think I would constantly be on my tiptoes? (Daily Mail)

    Fern Mallis, founder of New York Fashion Week, says Helmut Lang is the reason New York kicks off Fashion Month: “New York was last, always until Helmut Lang moved his business from Belgium to America and set up headquarters here. And he said, ‘I don’t want to show after Europe, I want to show first.'” Hmm… maybe Helmut can make some demands and solve next year’s Fashion Month hullabloo? (Fashionista)

    • 17-year old Jamaican top model, Shena Moulton, explains the evolution of her personal style to WWD: “Because of the industry, I have to dress simply. Before I was a model, I always wore bright colors and patterns but as a model, you’re encouraged to wear more classic stuff. My closet now is all black and gray. I wish I could dress like Rihanna. She doesn’t care. She dresses how she wants. That’s her style. No one can say, “Rihanna you must dress like this today, you must dress like that tomorrow.” In this industry, you always have to look the part. You never know when your agency will call you and say, hey, you have a shoot or hey, you have a casting. You can’t have an ugly day.” As if it is possible for her to have an ugly day! (WWD)