The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Kim Kardashian’s Luggage Ransacked by Airport Staff, Photographer Tyler Shields Unapologetically Destroys Birkin Bag for Art, and Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Video for ‘Church in the Wild’

• A few pieces from Kim Kardashian‘s Cannes luggage got jacked by British Airways employees. The reality star says that in addition to a few expensive purses, the thieves took off with a pair of sunnies her father Robert Kardashian gave her before he died. While we can all agree that Ms. Kardashian is overexposed, it’s a little low to steal from someone because they’ve got money. I hope whoever took her shades feels guilty enough to return them! (TMZ)

• Photographer Tyler Shields pissed off a lot of people after posting images of his girlfriend, Francesca Eastwood (yes, that Eastwood) burning and taking a chainsaw to an $100,000 Birkin bag. ArtInfo caught up with the photographer, who stands by his work: “I think if people are [upset] because I spent money on a photo shoot, then they should be upset about every single photo shoot that takes place ever… Paris Hilton spent $200,000 on her album cover. The catering budget for the movie “John Carter” was $5 million. It takes money to make art. People spend money to make their work. If I was operating a McDonald’s, would people be upset because I bought inventory?” Whether we think his little project was “art” is another story. Personally, I’d hate to see such an expensive, crocodile skin bag destroyed. I would have gladly taken it off their hands! (The Cut)

• If you’re looking for a pair of seriously exclusive kicks, look no further than Rayfish Footwear, a new shoe company peddling genetically-engineered stingray skin shoes in custom patterns. That’s right. Scientists are taking customization down to the molecular level. The brand’s website provides a template from which you can choose from 29 possible patterns, and design a unique print which scientists will then grow on the stingray. Rayfish Footwear is soft launching the brand with a series of design contests where entrants can log on to the website, create a design in their template, and submit them to win a free pair of shoes. The brand is expected to officially launch later this year, at which time the shoes will start at $1,800. Would you ever splurge on a pair of genetically engineered shagreen (stingray skin) kicks? (Fashionista)


• As part of their new health initiative, German Vogue published a spread featuring 100% un-photoshopped models. (Jezebel)

Meadham Kirchhoff Fall 2012

• UK readers, London designer Meadham Kirchhoff is taking over Topshop‘s Oxford Street flagship this Friday in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The designer is throwing a carnival fête complete with face painting, glittery pink popcorn, and Jubilee themed Meadham Kirchhoff tees. The festivities start at 5pm. (Vogue UK)


• At long last, here is Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s new music video for ‘No Church in the Wild.’ Hot! or Hmm…? (Hello Beautiful)

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