Check This Out: Bloomingdale’s Spoof, “Clawmingdale’s”

The iconic Bloomingdale’s sack—you know, the bags that say “Little Brown Bag” or “Medium Brown Bag”—have become such status symbols that the department store has gone so far as to make real, durable totes and purses of the design. Making fun of this style, graffiti-inspired clothing line Claw Money has come up with a collection called “Clawmingdale’s.” Spoofing the Bloomie’s logo, the sweats and tees and even bags feature cheeky claw motifs with the signature font. Just in case you really feel like taking a swipe at Park Avenue princesses. [Claw Money via FabSugar] Keep reading »

Ladies, Who Wants To Rent Their Ass Out To Kentucky Fried Chicken?

In a “creative” new advertising campaign — really, they used the word “creative” — Kentucky Fried Chicken is giving college girls $500 bucks to walk around campus wearing sweat pants that promote their Double Down sandwich across the ass. It’s a bun-less sandwich and the co-ed girls have the words “double down” across their … oh, nevermind, you get it. Shh, let’s not tell them that Victoria’s Secret and just about every college in the country has beat them to this idea!

KFC is pleased to have found so many broke college kids wannabe billboards willing to be exploited take monetary compensation for being objectified and ogled their time … Keep reading »

The 10 Worst Looks From Fashion Week

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New York Fashion Week is over, but the bad fashion lives on forever. While designers were mostly on-point this season with their spring 2011 ready-to-wear collections, bad design definitely reared its ugly head.

For instance, in this outfit from wackadoodle designer Jeremy Scott, he skips the metaphor and goes totally literal, dressing his model in a garbage bag.

After the jump, our picks for “worst in show.”

Quickies: Simon Barney Arrested For Violence Against Tamra & Fall Beauty Trends Made Easy

  • Simon Barney, Tamra’s husband on “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” has been arrested on a domestic violence charge. They allegedly fought over their dog. [Splash News]
  • HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” has already been renewed for a second season after last Sunday’s premiere had the largest audience of any premiere on HBO in six years. [TV Squad]
  • These five workplaces are made for romance. Too bad there isn’t much going at The Frisky office. Sigh. [Essence]

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Samsung Thinks Pink And Sells Lotion With Its Phone For Women

In case it was not apparent to you from the pink packaging on the Galaxy S Femme handset and the varied Aveda hand products, Samsung’s latest offering is for women. Why else would it come with an Aveda app that will help you find products to establish your skin care regimen already installed? It’s so helpful when companies market to your gender specifically so you don’t have to think for yourself about what you might like or not. [Engadget] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: UF Professor Fired For Saying Latinas Dress Sluttier Than American Women

  • A University of Florida professor was fired for saying Latina women dress sluttier than American women during a lecture on sexual harassment, apparently in reference to the sports reporter Ines Sainz. Timothy Taylor has filed a grievance complaint alleging his academic freedom has been stifled. UF is having none of it, considering Taylor was suspended twice before for “inappropriate interactions with female students,” like touching their hair, and was told further inappropriate behavior would get him canned. Why would the school keep someone around so long who had so many complaints against him? [Miami Times]
  • Unprofessionalism alert: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand at a recent event by saying, “We in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest member.” Witnesses said Sen. Gillibrand turned red and the audience started tittering. Tell me, Sen. Reid, would you introduce a male senator this way, too? [Feministing]
  • Abortion clinics in Louisiana are suing over a new state law that gives the state health department unprecedented control to shut them down over health and safety concerns. Right after the law went into effect this summer, a Shreveport abortion clinic had its license suspended for several weeks. [CNBC]

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