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• Beyoncé recently penned a heartfelt letter to First Lady Michelle Obama.
The singer waxes poetically about Mrs. Obama, calling her “the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman,” noting that she is “proud” that her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter can “grow up in a world where she has people like you, [Ms. Obama,] to look up to.” (Beyoncé)
• Model Joan Smalls did a quick questionnaire with Vogue, where she revealed her desire to raid Carine Roitfeld’s closet, her affinity for Stewie Griffin from Family Guy, and her love of NYC’s favorite burger spot, Shake Shack. A girl after my own heart. (Vogue)
• How long does it take to make a rebuttal against accusations that your company committed copyright infringement? Three hours. Guess Inc’s Marc Fisher took that amount of time to refute claims that the brand had knocked off designed conceived by the folks at Gucci. Fisher, who is the licenser of Guess footwear said, “I don’t understand the allegation… My family has been making shoes in this country probably longer than Guess exists.” He added that after 50 years, shoes start to look “tremendously similar.” Simple as his argument is, you can’t say he doesn’t have a point. (WWD)
• The Cut wonders if we should call the nail art “trend” that has recently captivated the fashion world an actual “trend” since black people have been on it for so long. I think we already know the answer to that. (The Cut)