The next time I get a boo-boo I’m not putting on a neutral Band-Aid, which won’t match my skin anyway. I’m going to stick on a black leather Band-Aid from Scott Amron to toughen up my girly appearance. The bandages also come in a Louis Vuitton logo print. I doubt the fashion house has sanctioned these, but really, if you aren’t carrying a real Louis, then you shouldn’t try to floss with this Band-Aid. But if you’re Kanye West or Kimora Lee Simmons, then feel free to let your wound match your purse. You can pick up a pack of three bandages for $18 at Amron Exptl. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
Lulu Guinness wanted to make sure her 20th anniversary as a designer was special, so she established the Lulu Guinness Scholarship to help young designers explore a career of accessory design at the London College of Fashion. And she created, with the help of Adam Wright, the first animatronic, or moving, handbag. The birdcage handbag contains a mechanical bird that actually moves and sings, yet is large enough to fit a lipstick and a stash of cash. Wright has also worked with Tim Burton and created the famous animatronic catwalks for designer Hussein Chalayan. The handbag won’t be mass produced, which is kind of a good thing because all that tweet-tweeting would get annoying after a while. But to hear Guinness passionately discuss the making of it in the video above makes me want to see the purse in person. [Dazed Digital]
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Ha! This guy totally got his butt kicked by a girl. In the middle of an interview, this female MMA fighter grabs the reporter dude and puts him in a choke hold. It takes her, like, three seconds to knock him out cold. After the reporter wakes up, he’s all confused and ditzy. Never underestimate the power of a lady. Keep reading »
SWF seeks an out-of-shape, weekend-binge-drinking man-child who still goes to KISS concerts and cannot kick his comic book habit even though he’s well into his 40s. Must be choked by the umbilical cord of a domineering mother and live in a state of perpetual Catholic guilt that flares up when he misses Mass on Sunday or lingers too long on at a nasty corner of the World Wide Web. Lasting three minutes in the sack mandatory; five minutes a plus.
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After being convicted of raping a four-year-old girl, ex-convict and Oklahoman native David Harold Earls is being sentenced to only one year in prison. He reportedly “struck a deal” in which 19 out of 20 of the years he was supposed to spend in jail were suspended.
So, how on earth did this happen? Supposedly, the rape victim (now five), made “contradictory statements during pretrial hearings.” At one point the toddler even left the court room and ran down the hallway. Can you believe that!? I guess that means her rapist is innocent!
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Despite her massive U.S. failure last year — one which culminated in closing every store she’d opened in a matter of months — Russian teen designer and heiress Kira Plastinina is reopening two L.A. stores in the coming weeks. But this time, she’s got a new name — K. Plastinina rather than Kira Plastinina — and a second, higher priced line. That may distract people from the hilariousness of the venture for a bit, but this doesn’t seem like particularly sound business strategy. She’s already got 70 successful stores in Russia and we’re kind of wondering why she won’t just let it go and realize that we don’t want her tacky junk here. But she does get points for persistence! [WWD] Keep reading »
After almost five years of marriage, Katie Lee Joel and Billy Joel (ahem, William) have filed for divorce. Now Katie Lee, who is 33 years younger than her soon-to-be ex, will disappear even further into the sunset. You probably don’t even remember that she was once the host of “Top Chef.” Yeah, I didn’t think so. That’s because she only hosted for one season, and viewers complained that she was too robotic. “Top Chef” won—they replaced Katie with Padma Lakshmi, who we love except for the fact that she eats and eats and never seems to gain any weight. But Katie isn’t alone. Check out these former TV hosts who were replaced right before their shows got epically popular. Keep reading »