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Style Buzz: Mega Shoes And Marilyn Monroe DNA Perfume

  • Designer Tara Subkoff may not get the $175,000 her friends raised for her to recover from her brain tumor removal. The money’s currently being held by the New York Foundation for the Arts and it’s hard to tell whether it’s all a misunderstanding or there’s some shady business going on. [The Cut]
  • Daphne Guinness claims that those insane McQueen shoes everyone’s always talking about are actually pretty lightweight. Right *eyeroll*. [Fashionista]

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Why Doesn’t Tara Subkoff Have Health Insurance?

Last week it was announced that Tara Subkoff, designer for the edgy, high-end brand Imitation of Christ, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and would be undergoing brain surgery. If she doesn’t get the surgery — which will require a year of recovery, during which she won’t be able to work — within two years, the tumor will be fatal. As a result, her friends — who include big time stars like “The Royal Tenenbaums” director Wes Anderson and actress Chloe Sevigny — are throwing her a silent auction art benefit (they’re asking for donations) tomorrow night in New York City to raise money to pay for the costly procedure.

Because Subkoff, it seems, does not have health insurance. My second response — after the initial, “Oh man, that’s sad” — was, “Umm, why the f**k not?” Keep reading »

Quickies!: Michael Jackson And Farrah Fawcett Teach About Love

  • Looking back, we can learn a lot about love from Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. [Your Tango] — I like remembering Farrah as the “ultimate smiler.”
  • Imitation of Christ designer Tara Subkoff has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. If not operated on, the tumor could kill her in two years. [The Cut]
  • Kalpen Modi, better known as Kal Penn, now works at the White House as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison, with a focus on connecting President Barack Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. [PopEater] — So that’s why he killed himself on “House.”

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