NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Many ladies love their handbags and will spend a lot of money for the latest and greatest, but a new study says what is inside those bags may be covered in germs worse than what you’ll find in the bathroom.
Six months ago, Louis Vuitton sued The Hangover 2 over Zach Galifianakis' line, "Careful, that is a Louis Vuitton," because it could cause "consumer confusion" since the bag was obviously fake. No worries though, a judge ruled against LV earlier this week calling the allegations “not plausible” or “particularly compelling." HA. I'm glad the judge realizes that "consumer confusion" isn't a real thing because, hello, if you're paying $30 for a designer handbag off of the street it's clearly not real. [Fashionista]
Here comes the bride. All dressed in… Topshop? The fashion retailer is debuted the Richard Nicoll collaboration "Tie the Knot," a bridal collection,in Dazed & Confused today. The dresses feature pastel shades in short above-the-knee hemlines, designed to be worn again after the big day. Are we supposed to save them for our daughters to wear too? [Dazed]
Unleash your inner-12-year-old and rejoice — Hello Kitty has opened their first beauty spa. Services include everything from massages to "kitty-cures," or a Hello Kitty version of a manicure. Purr-fect. If this sounds like your kind of spa, book your tickets now because it's located all the way in Dubai. [Daily Mail]
Remember when you were little and you would pretend to have boo-boos so you could get a sweet cartoon character bandage? Well that doesn't have to change now that you're older, especially since these Band-Aids are Cynthia Rowley. Her Beach Kit includes 20 bandages, four Neosporin Single Packets, and a zip lock plastic packaging to keep sand and water out. [Style]
Want to know where the inspiration came from for McDonald's employees newest uniforms. Just Don Draper and the cast of Mad Men. Yep, you read that right. Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway looked to the Sixties when re-designing the fast food chain's uniforms in the UK just in time for the Olympics. Um. Telegraph reports:
He said the look, with skinny ties for the male managers, pencil skirts for the female managers, and Fred Perry style polo shirts were inspired by a mixture of the 1960s mod movement and Mad Men, the American television programme set in that decade.
"We wanted classic design. A narrow tie will always be fashionable. There is a very subtle hint to the mod look, which has never gone out of fashion. Fred Perry has never gone out of fashion. That's why we've gone for a polo shirt with a bit of a trim."
He said the managers' outfits, which are more formal, "hark back to a day of really classy air travel". He added: "There's just a little bit of Mad Men."
We already know that people with BDD are at a higher risk for suicide, but in disturbing fashion-related news of the day, fashion magazines are the root of the problem, according to a coroner in the UK. The coroner, Michael Rose, said he felt the fashion industry was directly responsible for the death of 14-year-old Fiona Geraghty, who committed suicide after being taunted for her weight at school and developing an eating disorder. Girls are so cruel. Maybe this will help the magazine industry stick to their new health initiative. [Daily Mail]