The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Dwyane Wade Is A Watch Designer, Betsey Johnson Doesn’t Know How To Use Her Cell Phone, And A Different Approach To Brooklyn Street Style

• In “Any ‘Ol Celeb Can Be A Designer” news, born-again fashionisto Dwyane Wade has designed a $20,000 watch in collaboration with luxury watch brand Hublot. Wade says “I wanted the watch to have basketball characteristics. It’s a combination of a lifestyle and a sports watch. You can dress it up or dress it down.” But at the price he’s asking, dressing down might be the only option, as you might not be able to afford food, rent, etc. for a few months after copping it. That thing better come with free diamonds! (NYDN)

Nigel Barker admits he is the only one of the Top Model judges who drinks at the judging table, saying “you need to drink to get through it!” We feel you, Nigel. As it sometimes seems like it takes an hour for Tyra to say “Who is still in the running to become America’s…Next…Top…Model,” I’d want to be sipping some gin and juice too! (The Cut)

• According to Betsey Johnson‘s personal assistant, Stephanie Wagenman, the designer “...has no idea how to use a computer; she’ll say so herself… She doesn’t know how to use the address book on her phone to dial people’s numbers — I tried to show her once, and it was hilarious. She loses her phone all the time, so I have two or three backup phones for her. She’s been pretty good about keeping track of her phone lately, but she does have this one credit card that she lost a total of 56 times.” Nice to know that Betsey Johnson and my 86-year-old grandmother have so much in common. (FWD)

• To all those ladies who say they don’t have female friends, The King B does not approve: “When women don’t have friends, I’m afraid of them… I grew up around women, I believe that we can teach each other so much. I’m always thinking about how unselfish we are and the things we need to hear and how much pressure there is being a woman.” Talk d tings dem, Yaki! (Stylecaster)

• The New York Daily News does it again! Today they feature Brooklyn Fashionistas shopping at Atlantic Terminal, and there is not a bespectacled hipster in sight! It’s refreshing to see street style that doesn’t mimic something you’d see on Refinery29. Ten bucks says that guy on the left is Jamaican.(NYDN)


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