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Ksubi Eyewear Launches Online Store


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People, Ksubi is well and truly back in business. After a brief receivership hiatus late last year, followed by a comeback collection the following October, Ksubi is making the most of its return with the launch of a stand-alone online store created specifically for its eclectic eyewear range. 

The store has opened with Ksubi’s current Spring 2014 collection and the capsule line of original Ksubi eyewear designs, just in time for summer. Ryan Nix, designer for Ksubi eyewear, says in a news release, “The new store provides us with the opportunity to showcase the current range in its entirety along with a limited supply of hard to find Ksubi classics.”

But the store isn’t just about showing off its edgy sunglasses within a visually-pleasing online layout — apparently the online shop was born to cheer up Ksubi lovers both locally and globally. “The past few seasons has seen continued success for the Ksubi eyewear brand and as the global fan base grew, we were eager to provide a home for international customers to shop the eyewear collection,” Ryan says.

If you’re keen to check out the extensive range, with prices ranging from $159 to $289, head over to Ksubi Eyewear’s new online store here.


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Yumi Stynes Fires Up at “Sexist” Journalist Who Criticised Her 6-Month-Old Baby’s Outfit

Yumi Stynes has fired back at journalist David Campbell and called his actions “sexist” after the writer criticised her 6-month-old baby’s red carpet outfit on The Daily Telegraph‘s Sydney Confidential column.

David wasn’t impressed with the fact that Yumi’s bub, Mercy, wore only a nappy to the Sydney premiere of Paddington, deeming the half-naked getup as a “fashion faux pas” which looked “plain weird.” A father himself, David even went on to suggest that the only worthy excuse for such minimal clothes would be a “poo explosion” en route to the premiere.

Yumi Stynes

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As you can imagine, Yumi wasn’t happy. The media personality took to her Twitter account yesterday afternoon to express her disgust at David’s comments, suggesting that men control the way women, of all ages, dress. Here’s what she had to say: (more…)

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Link Buzz: Amal Clooney Is Not Pregnant, Brad Goreski Gets Engaged

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

  • No, Amal Clooney is not pregnant so you can just forget about fawning over her pregnancy style for the next 6+ months. [People]
  • A look at every wildly expensive Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra. [The Gloss]
  • W magazine’s Stefano Tonchi says they “used” Kim Kardashian for that 2010 cover… unlike Paper who was clearly being “used” by Ms. Kardashian. [Page Six]
  • Iceberg’s Alexis Martial could be going to Carven. [Vogue UK]
  • Did Grumpy Cat’s owner really make $100 million in two years or not? Either way, we know that we need to start considering changing careers. [Vox]
  • Brad Goreski got engaged to his boo of 13 years, Gary Janetti. [E! News]
  • Here’s Solange Knowles’ wedding photo, recreated with badass Barbie dolls. [@saintrecords]

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Urban Outfitters Wins the Award for Most Racist Holiday Party Concept Ever

image via Gawker

image via Gawker

In SMH news today, Urban Outfitters leads the competition for this year’s most racist corporate holiday party. Gawker got hold of the retailer’s invite for the grand event and this year, the theme seems to be Orientalist minstrelsy, with the invitation encouraging guests to put on their best in offensive regalia. 

UO’s corporate powers-that-be invite employees to don their best “juttis, kurtas, turbans, saris, lehenga cholis and harem pants” for its holiday party, whose theme seems to stem around lampooning and exoticizing Desi culture because, why not? They wear colorful scarves and funny hats! Plus, minstrelsy is totally making a comeback in the U.S. so it’s a very on-trend theme.

Sigh. What’s it going to take for people to realize that ethnicity/culture is not a costume? Think pieces? A better education? A swift kick in the pants?

Urban Outfitters has been called out on numerous occasions for racially/ethnically insensitive wares. Lest we forget that time they labeled a completely random T-shirt colorway OBAMA/BLACK or when they sold all those fake Navajo products.

It seems like the folks at Urban Outfitters simply can’t help themselves but be as offensive as possible whenever the opportunity arises. You would think that after having to be consistently schooled in lessons of propriety and sensitivity, Urban Outfitters would know better than to pull something like this, but you know what they say about common sense. It just ain’t as common as you think.

[via Gawker]

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COVERGIRL and Cosmopolitan Co-Sponsoring New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square



This morning, COVERGIRL announced that in cooperation with Cosmopolitan, the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, it will be co-sponsoring the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City’s Times Square. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Cosmopolitan, the world’s largest women’s magazine, and the launch of COVERGIRL’s new Colorlicious Lipstick. The Times Square festivities draw one million attendees to the heart of the city, is broadcast to one billion viewers worldwide and, for the first time ever, the live webcast will be streaming on

“Easy breezy COVERGIRL is ready to kick off 2015 with a bang!” said Esi Eggleston Bracey, VP and General Manager of COVERGIRL Cosmetics. “And we couldn’t be more excited than to start the year with Cosmo and the millions of fun, feisty and fabulous women who love both of our brands. It’s not just about celebrating these women on New Year’s Eve; it’s about celebrating them each and every day, whether through something simple like the perfect new lipstick shade, or something bigger like inspiration from our amazing COVERGIRLs or involvement with our #GirlsCan program.”

There have been reports that the pair paid over $2 million for the sponsorship, which was previously held by Beiersdorf brand Nivea for the past four years. The brands will also use the hashtag, #ColorfulCountdown to encourage fans and followers on social media platforms.