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Nary Manivong was abandoned by his parents at the age of 14, leaving him and his siblings homeless. Today he’s a fashion designer showing a collection designed with Ally “Yes, My Dad Is Tommy” Hilfiger for Fashion Week, and the subject of the documentary, Dressed, now playing in New York City. [HuffPo]
The new It Bag? A murse! Luxury handbags from fashion houses such as Gucci, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton are de rigueur status symbols for today’s affluent Chinese man. [LAT]
Jared Eng, creator of the popular gossip blogs Just Jared and Just Jared, Jr., shows that being a nice guy and a celebrity gossip blogger are not mutually exclusive. [NYT]
When Mark Zuckerberg unfriends you, he doesn’t fuck around: The Facebook founder has taken out a restraining order against Pradeep Manukonda, who’s stalked Zuckerberg at the Facebook offices and once at his home. [Gawker]
Italian fashion label Prada is planning to go public on the Hong Kong exchange. Their stock certificates are probably going to be gorge. [NYM]
Los Angeles-based musician Daniel Ho has two albums nominated for this year’s Grammy award for Hawaiian music. This is raising questions of authenticity among native Hawaiian musicians who’ve been overlooked in this category. [NYT]
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After announcing only a few weeks ago that he was designing a “significant fur collection,” Jason Wu, who created Michelle Obama’s inauguration ball dress, is now saying that the line is on hold fur now while he focuses on ready-to-wear, i.e. Sorta-Real People Clothes.
Glad you finally took stock of the world around you, kid.
Jason Wu, the 26 year-old designer who created Michelle Obama’s inauguration ball gown, told the Fashion Week Daily last week that he is currently working on a “significant fur collection, and the message will be all about luxury.”
Honey, have you picked up a newspaper lately? (Of course you haven’t. They’re all going out of business.) But haven’t you heard of those pesky little nuisances called “global warming” and “the global financial crisis” that are signaling the end of the world as we know it?
Listen. I love a fur as much as the next animal-murderer. But since you’re suddenly all that, you might want to think before you blab to the press. And though people say wackjob animal activism is on the wane, I would hate for you to get a tofu pie to that sweet, sweet face of yours.
Jet Li Says He, Jackie Chan Too Old to Fight–No shit, Sherlock
Vietnam Develops Taste for Luxury Goods–Gucci Minh City
Japan’s Fukuda Has Approval Rating as High as 59% in Surveys –Hope he doesn’t Fukuda it up!
Style.com reported two days ago that DISCRAZIAN Naomi Campbell will be designing a bag for French luxury house, Hermès.
It was suggested that the bag–like the Kelly and the Birkin–might be named after its inspiration and called “the Naomi Bag.” I would like to volunteer a few other suggestions:
The Scary Bitch Bag
The Très Scary Bitch Bag
The Next Thing Naomi’s Going to Throw at Her Assistant Bag
The DISGRASIAN Smells Another Lawsuit Bag
The Fuck You I’m Naomi Campbell And I’ll Do What I Bloody Well Please Bag