The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Nicki Minaj is Giving Away Free Clothes in New York, Vanessa Simmons to Join Lifetime Fashion TV Series, and Pharrell Apologizes for Elle UK Cover

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  • If you’re in New York City and want some free clothes, listen up: starting at around 1PM today, a pink RV with the words #NICKIMINAJCOLLECTION emblazoned across the side will be driving through the city today and tomorrow giving away thousands of free clothes from Nicki Minaj’s K-Mart collection. Let’s run that back: giving away THOUSANDS of free clothes.  The artist herself will be doing her rounds to promote her song Pills N Potions, and we of course will be keeping you updated on any of her fabulous looks!


  • Donna Karan is thought of as a New York institution really, yet in the past few years she seems to be having a little trouble.  Not too long ago, Bloomingdales stopped carrying her line, there have been talks of someone replacing her at the helm, and other discussions of the brand possibly losing focus.  Through it all — the fact that she doesn’t have an It Bag to speak of included, which we’ll get back to in a second — the designer stays remarkably calm.  Oh and about that It Bag, Karan says that because her parent company LVMH, which has owned her brand for 13 years, hasn’t been as close as she would have hoped.  “I would love to work more with them, but Vuitton has given me the cold shoulder,” she said. (NYT)


  • If you miss seeing  Vanessa Simmons on television, then it’s time to rejoice! Lifetime has just announced that she will be hosting a new reality competition show called Threads.  The show will follow teen and tween fashion designers showcasing their talent each week for a prize package worth $25,000.  Will you be tuning in? (The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • So remember how upset you guys got about Pharrell on the cover of Elle UK? Well, he knows and he’d like to apologize.  “I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture,” he said in a statement. “I am genuinely sorry.”  Now, can we all go back to being happy? (USA Today)
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