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• *Sigh* So, yesterday, the twitterverse was set ablaze after the screencap from a counterfeit Abercrombie and Fitch website leaked.
Abercrombie-and-fitchoutlet.com is a Hong-Kong based bootleg supplier of faux A&F wares, including these lovely cargo pants in a deep “N*gger Brown” shade. I know. Gawker reported that a bad Chinese translation software is to blame for this situation. Apparently, it translates “dark brown” into “n*gger brown.” (Someone needs to have a chat with the software writers!) I went to the website to livechat with one of the service reps about this issue. When I inquired about the pants, he apologized profusely, saying, “We have changed the name of the product, please check it. Sorry about that.” When I pressed him further, asking him questions like, “do you know any brown people the same color as those pants?” he replied with the same comment. Read more of my (hilarious) exchange with “Chris” at Fashionista. The impostor website has since been taken down. (Fashionista)
• If you were impressed with Mariah Carey or Beyoncé‘s engagement rings, prepare to have your mind blown. Swiss jewelry company, Shawish Jewelry has created the first all-diamond engagement ring. That’s right. It’s a solid diamond carved into the shape of a ring. That means no platinum band, no settings, no nothin’– just all diamond. The 150-carat diamond band took a full year to produce, and it’s expected to sell for $70 million. (Styleite)
• Kim Kardashian was flour bombed by an unidentified Asian woman on the red carpet for her new fragrance launch yesterday. The reality star was immediately ushered away, and de-floured (hah!) before returning to promote her new scent. As for the perp, she left the event in the back of a police car. (Daily Mail)
• Karl Lagerfeld is still pressed about Robin Givhan‘s Newsweek article, which called him “overrated” and “spread too thin.” When asked at a Tokyo press conference yesterday about Newsweek and its publisher, Tina Brown, Lagerfeld went off: “First of all, Tina Brown’s magazine is not doing well at all…She is dying,” he said, adding “I’m sorry for Tina Brown, who was such a success at ‘Vanity Fair,’ to go down with a shitty little paper like this. I’m sorry.” Oh, Uncle Karl… I know you’re at the age where you are comfortable with uttering any rancid thought that comes to mind, but… really? You’re actually coming for Tina Brown? Shady Pines Retirement Center has a nice comfy chair waiting for you. (WWD)
• Actual Basketball Wife Lala Anthony is the cover girl for this month’s Rolling Out magazine. What do you think of the shot? (Rolling Out)