• In SMH news, overweight Wisconsin congressman Jim Sensenbrenner is coming under fire for comments he made about First Lady Michelle Obama.
He was overheard on the phone making remarks about the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative, saying, “She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.” Head, meet desk. (Huff Post)
• Ivanka Trump has seven business days to remove her “Cadie” wedge sandal from store shelves at the request of a cease and desist letter written by Derek Lam‘s people, who claim the shoe is a knockoff of his Ayami sandals. Trump’s wedge, which sells from $150, compared to the hefty $780 price tag Lam’s carries, is almost identical to the Ayami sandal, and Lam’s people fear consumers will be confused by the stark similarities. I think they’re more concerned that people will realize they can buy the same shoe for a cheaper price. (WWD)
• As expected, Kris Jenner is adamantly denying allegations that clothing and accessory lines under the Kardashian names are produced in Chinese sweatshops. She claims the man in charge of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights has no proof to back up these accusations, and is prepared to take legal action against Star magazine for running the story. Whether or not these factories are guilty of what the IGLHR says remains to be seen, but if they indeed are, as I said yesterday, I doubt Kris Jenner was aware. (TMZ)
• After opening a men’s boutique in Paris this summer, Christian Louboutin is setting his sights stateside, opening up another men’s store in New York City. The store will open this spring in the Meatpacking District on Washington Street between Horatio and Gansevoort Streets. (WWD)
• Gentlemen, let Joan Smalls style you. The top model talks to Mr. Porter about the sartorial choices she’d like to see more men take. She also reveals her distaste for sagging jeans: “When your butt is hanging out, I don’t think that looks sexy at all. I mean, whatever floats your boat, but it doesn’t float mine.” Take note, fellas. If you want to float Joan’s boat, pull up your pants! (Mr. Porter)