The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Rita Ora Dishes to Vogue UK, Kate Spade’s ‘Saturday’ Brand Already Getting Sued, and Leila Lopes Named Top ‘Power Woman’ in Africa

Vogue UK catches up with Roc Nation artist Rita Ora about her journey to stardom, and what’s next for her in the future. The songstress dished on her hopes to one day add to the already-oversaturated ‘celebrity clohing line’ market. But (before you panic), don’t expect it anytime soon: “…If I were to do that, I would literally just do a clothing line, I wouldn’t do an album,” she said. “I would concentrate. Maybe after about seven albums or something…I would do everything, from the stitching to the catwalk. I wouldn’t want to do an average fashion line. I’d want it to be an amazing piece of art.” A Rita Ora Clothing line. Hmm… ladies, would you be on board? (Vogue UK)

• Men’s surf attire Saturdays Surf NYC, is suing Kate Spade‘s lifestyle brand ‘Saturday,’ claiming the name confuses consumers and dilutes their brand. Last month, Saturdays Surf’s legal team requested that Kate Spade rename the still-developing label, while, channeling their inner high school mean girl, fans of the surf style company accused Kate Spade of copyright infringement via Facebook. Spade’s people were none too pleased: “We explained our complete good faith in the selection of the name, described the Kate Spade Saturday concept to them and why consumers will not be confused… We are disappointed that, instead of responding to us directly, Saturdays Surf NYC has chosen to escalate this dispute via social media and other avenues, and we were left with no other option but our current action to set the record straight.” The folks at Kate Spade may have a case. They say they applied (and were approved) for the Saturday trademark back in 2010. Saturdays Surf didn’t even apply for their trademark until the next year. At any rate, Kate Spade Saturday plans to move forward in 2013, opening a store in Tokyo come March, and e-commece sites in the US, Brazil, and Japan. What do you think? Does Saturdays Surf have a right to the name? (WWD)

• Thursday challenge: can you tell which season this Miu Miu campaign is from? If you guessed fall, you would be incorrect. Get into Miu Miu’s murky (sexy!) Spring 2013 ads. (WWD)

• Forbes magazine named former Miss Universe Leila Lopes one of the ‘Top 20 Power Women in Africa 2012,’ citing her charity work for HIV/AIDS patients. (Global Grind)


NYMag gets up close and personal with the Brooklynettes, a group they dub, “NBA’s Edgiest Dance Team.” Don’t let the risqué outfits fool you–these women are all business. Charlotte Cowles writes, “Many are professionally trained dancers with agents and long résumés. Two of the women I spoke to hold dance degrees from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Ailey School at Fordham, respectively.” (NYMag)
~ Jihan

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