She issued yet another non apology, blaming Americans for her use of “niggabitch,” and lamenting over her loss of “credibility,” which as we know, is the real tragedy in this situation. (Fashionista)
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• WWD confirmed today that Vera Wang is set to release Black by Vera Wang, her menswear line made in collaboration with Men’s Wearhouse. The line will be available late spring, with prices starting at $219.99 for a rental suit. (WWD)
• The Kardashians have once again found themselves at the center of a sordid controversy over their products. Star magazine reports K-Dash by Kardashian, Kris Jenner‘s line for QVC, and Kim’s monthly membership based shoe shopping site, Shoedazzle, are all connected to factories in China’s Guangdong region, which employ children as young as 16 to work up to 84 hours a week at a paltry $1 an hour. Conditions in these factories are being investigated by human rights groups. I’d like to give the Kardashians the benefit of the doubt; perhaps they were unaware of the child labor. To knowingly strike up business deals with such facilities would be a PR nightmare for the family, whose image is closely controlled by Mama Kris. Hopefully they cut off ties with these factories, and choose to work with those who fairly hire and pay adult employees. (Fashionista)
• Check out this behind-the-scenes look at an overworked Rihanna filming her music video for You Da One. This girl needs a vacation! (Hello Beautiful)