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I’ll Take One Of These $200K Swarovski Crystal Studded Bathtubs, Please

I haven’t yet figured out how I’ll pay for my new Catchpole & Rye Swarovski Element Saracen bathtub, but I shall find a way. Studded with more than 22,000 Swarovski crystals, this tub is the most ostentatious way possible to relax and unwind after a long day. And it only costs $230,000 at Harrods. Who wants to lend me some money? [Daily Mail UK]

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Harrod’s In London Debuts Gender Neutral Toy Store

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  • Harrod’s, the famous department store in London, has finally debuted their gender-neutral toy store in which toys are grouped by theme, rather than “boys” and “girls.” The toy store has sections for stuffed animals, books, candy, and other toys but doesn’t stick to an exclusively pink or blue color palette. Very cool!  [The Mary Sue]
  • Condoleezza Rice was supposedly pooh-poohed as a vice presidential choice for Mitt Romney because she is too liberal on reproductive rights and gay marriage. [Queerty]
  • A household maid might have accidentally made an appearance in the background of a 10-minute video that aired last night at the Republican National Convention. [ColorLines]
  • Conservative women are reportedly divided on Rep. Todd Akin, who made everyone facepalm two weeks ago with his offensive comments about “legitimate rape.” Really, ladies, how can you be “divided” on that? [NBC News] Keep reading »

Woman Claims She Was “Driven Out” Of Harrod’s Job For Not Wearing Makeup

A 24-year-old sales clerk at Harrod’s resigned two weeks ago because she claims the famous London department store was trying to force her to wear makeup. Melanie Stark has been employed at Harrod’s for five years, during which she never wore makeup. She even claims she didn’t wear makeup on her job interview at age 19. Then senior managers came for a visit last August, spied her sans fards, and sent her home. Since then, management hauled Stark in for repeated meetings and PowerPoint presentations about the importance of following the Harrod’s dress code, which she received upon employment:

“Full makeup at all time: base, blusher, full eyes (not too heavy), lipstick, lip liner and gloss are worn at all time and maintained discreetly (please take into account the store display lighting which has a ‘washing out’ effect).”

Eventually Stark was told she could “just wear eyeliner and lipstick” to be in compliance. Instead, she chose to quit. Keep reading »

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