• The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: The Kardashian’s Khroma Beauty Gets Sued, IMAN Cosmetics Launches BB Cream Line, and Deepak Chopra Collaborates with Rachel Roy

    • The Kardashian sisters are once again tied up in a legal battle, this time over their Khroma Beauty cosmetics line. Already-established brand and Beverly Hills makeup studio, Chroma, says Khroma-with-a-K dilutes their brand, and causes consumers to believe they are somehow affiliated with the Kardashian empire. The brand posted a letter to their website, driving their message home– but not without a little shade: “[Chroma] has a long-standing reputation for high quality colour line cosmetics and services,” they write, and “is NOT endorsing low budget cosmetic products that will be sold in mass retail outlets.” Of course, the folks over at K-Khroma have fired back with a rebuttal: “We do not believe that there is any likelihood of confusion between Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloé and any other entity, given that Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloé is clearly marketed together with the famous Kardashian brand name and will be sold with singular and distinctive trade dress.” Hmm… what do you think? Is the name confusing, or will consumers be able to tell the difference? (WWD)

    • This February, Marni will launch its very first fragrance for women. Consuelo Castiglioni, Creative Director at Marni, described the new scent as “a perfume that’s quite individual, that doesn’t evoke anything in particular. It’s for a woman who dresses for herself, who doesn’t follow trends but is sophisticated and also maybe a little eccentric.” (WWD)

    • This Sunday, November 4th, 10% of all sales made at the Barneys Fifth Avenue flagship store will go to the American Red Cross to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy. (Barneys)

    IMAN Cosmetics has jumped on the BB Cream train, releasing a new range of the popular product to address those common skin problems women of color face. “The biggest problem women with skin of color have is hyper-pigmentation, blotches of different colors on their face,[ed note: don’t I know it!]” said Iman,“This is a skin treatment. It is not just topical.” Due to launch in December, Iman says the six-shade range provides coverage for 36 different brown, olive, and tan tones. Hmm… I’ve been looking for a good BB cream. Ladies, do you think you’ll pick this one up? (WWD)

    Coach is the latest luxury brand to win an internet counterfeiting suit. An Illinois Federal court has awarded the label the right to shut down 573 domains selling bootleg Coach wares, and $250 million in damages– at least only symbolically. Because the courts are unable to locate the actual conterfieters, the payday is more like a warning shot to those who might want to sell impostor Coach products. But I guess Monopoly money is just as good as real money? (Vogue UK)

    Lana Del Rey may or may not be the new celebrity face of Versace. After @LanaDelReyWorld, a fan twitter account, tweeted,“NEWS: After being the face of H&M and Jaguar, @LanaDelRey is now officially the face of the clothes label, #Versace. Photos will follow!”, people have been frantically trying to find out if there is any truth to these claims. The singer’s involvement with the brand has yet to be confirmed or denied by Versace, who we’ve reached out to for comment. (Vogue UK)

    Rachel Roy has teamed up with physician and writer Deepak Chopra on a limited edition clothes and accessories range. The capsule features jewelry and tees emblazoned with quotes from Chopra, with 25% of the proceeds benefitting The Chopra Foundation. Check out the collection here. (Rachel Roy YouTube)

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