The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Naomi Campbell Sues The Daily Telegraph, Nail Art Society Launches Its First Site, and H&M Refuses To Speak On Poor Maison Martin Margiela Collaboration Sales

• The folks over at The Daily Telegraph have made the mistake of pissing off Naomi Campbell. The publication reported that the model planned to host an elephant polo match (uh… does this sound kinda awesome to anyone else?)  in India with beau Vladislav Doronin. The article prompted a protest outside the venue where the match was to allegedly be held. Queen Mother Naomi, clearly not here for the foolishness, is suing the Telegraph for libel. Campbell’s lawyer Michael Simpkins says, “We are instructed to pursue this matter until it is satisfactorily resolved. The allegations caused damage to our client – apart from the widespread repetition of the allegations, there were also protests outside the venue, and Indian government departments who wrote to us.” When will these kids learn not to mess with a Quehn? (Vogue UK)

• Nail Art mavens, rejoice: Nail Art Society has launched its first site, promising to “curate and deliver to your door, the latest tools, polishes, and nail accessories for you to recreate current nail trends at home.” The membership-based site has a monthly ($19.95), quartlerly ($58.85), or yearly ($219.40) membership, in which nail art fanatics can decorate as much as their hearts desire. If this already sounds pretty sweet, get excited. The site says plans are already in the works for celebrity and celebrity nail artist collabs! Think you’ll be checking it out?  (WWD)

• Was the Maison Martin Margiela x H&M collaboration a flop? According to reports, the retail giant saw less than stellar sales for its latest high-profile collection. Though there seemed to be reasonable hype previous to its launch, it didn’t quite translate into actual revenue, with plenty of items still in stock. “H&M never comments on the selling of specific collections or items,” said a spokesperson for H&M.  A US representative for the brand cited a higher quantity of goods as a reason for the lackluster numbers. However, others, as The New York Post reported, thought the pieces were a bit too “avant garde”. When coupled with high prices, it didn’t bode well for sales. H&M shot down those claims. (Vogue UK)

• Jewelry designer Erika Peña dishes on Beyoncé’s taste in baubles: “She loves big chunky pieces. She likes statement necklaces and mostly statement earrings. You see her usually with a lot of bangles. She likes layering, but she mostly wears my earrings. I sent her a bunch of earrings – geometric shapes – those were mostly her style.” Thanks, Erika, for saving us at least one “Get The Look” post. (Global Grind)

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