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Miller To Launch Line
With her designer sister, Savannah, Sienna Miller will launch the line Twenty8Twelve by
S. Miller, backed by Pepe Jeans owner Carlos Ortega. Runway favorite Miller has appeared in Pepe ad campaigns and Savannah's credentials include attending London's Central Saint Martins and working with fellow Saint Martins grad Alexander McQueen, among other top designers.
Sienna's Twenty8Twelve line reportedly will launch in the fall and feature denim, knitwear, tailored jackets, dresses and outerwear.
"We wanted to create that London world that feels inaccessible," Miller told Vogue, explaining her inspirations, which range from the poetry of the Beat generation, to Patti Smith, to the dark and brooding London of Dickens. The hangtags will be decorated with illustrations by David Cooper of Sienna Miller in looks from the line, while love poems will be tucked into jean pockets, the report said.
$1M Stolen From Prada
Robbers have stolen more than US$1m (GBP506,862) of stock from a Prada warehouse in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Workers found the goods – which included shoes, wallets and clothes – to be missing the day after Christmas.
The thieves had slashed alarm wires and misdirected surveillance cameras.
Police investigating the case are said to be looking at a lead at present.
Longoria Appointed as
Face of Bebe Sport
Ladies’ wear firm Bebe Stores has appointed award winning actress Eva Longoria as the first face of its Bebe Sport brand.
Longoria will take on the role starting in spring/summer 2007.
"This marks the first-ever advertising campaign for Bebe Sport, signaling the growth and evolution of the brand," said founder and chairman Manny Mashouf.
"She is dedicated to fitness, has a great sense of style and we are looking forward to her valuable input into our Bebe Sport product", said CEO Greg Scott.
Longoria is most widely known for her portrayal of Gabrielle Solis in the hit television series ‘Desperate Housewives,' which has so far been broadcast in 208 different countries.
Launched in fiscal 2003 to expand Bebe's customer base, Bebe Sport sells a range of casual/active lifestyle fashion.
Bebe currently operates a total of 258 stores under various nameplates.
In Honor of Stupid
People . . .
In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods.
On a Sears hairdryer -- Do not use while sleeping. (That's the only time I have to work on my hair.)
On a bag of Fritos -- You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. (the shoplifter special?)
On a bar of Dial soap -- "Directions: Use like regular soap."
(and that would be???....)
On some Swanson frozen dinners -- "Serving suggestion: Defrost."
(but, it's just a suggestion.)
On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) -- "Do not turn upside down."
(well...duh, a bit late, huh!)
On Marks &Spencer Bread Pudding -- "Product will be hot after heating."
(...and you thought????...)
On packaging for a Rowenta iron -- "Do not iron clothes on body." (but wouldn't this save me time?)
On Boot's Children Cough Medicine -- "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication."
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5 year-olds with head-colds off those bulldozers.)
On Nytol Sleep Aid -- "Warning: May cause drowsiness."
(...I'm taking this because???....)
On most brands of Christmas lights -- "For indoor or outdoor use only." (as opposed to what?)
On a Japanese food processor -- "Not to be used for the other use."
(now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)
On Sainsbury's peanuts -- "Warning: contains nuts." (talk about a news flash)
On an American Airlines packet of nuts -- "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts."
(Step 3: say what?)
On a child's Superman costume -- "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."
(I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)
On a Swedish chainsaw -- "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals."
(Oh my God..was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)
If you've ever seen the holiday film "A Christmas Story", you no doubt remember the infamous "leg lamp" scenes.
There's a woman in Tennessee who's gone that leg lamp one further. She makes what are called "Tramp Lamps."
Using used and vintage lingerie, Kelly Butler creates what she calls "Tramp Lamps" in her
Nashville basement. But she says the 60-watt bulb creations are much more than a light source.
"I want them to look like there's an invisible woman inside of them. If they were strict and square, you could tell that they were maybe worn by robots. But these were not, they were actually worn by women," said Butler.
Butler has created and sold 300 "Tramp Lamps" so far, thanks to her website. She says she sells them all over the world.
"Man, I'm having so much fun doing it. This is a novelty item. It's not going to solve the world's problems. If it can make somebody laugh and giggle. That's great," said Butler.
American Eagle Expands
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. announced it plans to expand its nascent lingerie business with 15 additional stores this year.
The retailer, which sells apparel and accessories targeted at men and women ages 15 to 25, launched its Aerie by American Eagle line of lingerie and casual wear in September.
It has been testing the line at its 908-store American Eagle chain and at three standalone Aerie stores.
"We see opportunities to build the brand further by expanding and evolving the collection, including complementary businesses such as accessories and personal care," Susan McGalla, American Eagle's president and chief merchandising officer, said in a release.
American Eagle reported $2.3 billion in sales for the year ended January 28.
Bra Stops Bullet on New
A Florida woman watching New Year's Eve fireworks from a picnic table found out that her bra can do more than lift and support: It also slowed a falling bullet.
The .45-caliber bullet struck Debbie Bingham after someone fired a gun into the air about 20 minutes before midnight. She still needed stitches, but the wound might have been much worse except for the bra strap, a police spokesman said.
Bingham, who was in town from Atlanta, Georgia, said she is thankful for the undergarment.
"I'd love to have a couple more of those bras," she said.
Bingham said she was listening to music and enjoying the fireworks with her daughter and son when she felt a sharp pain in her shoulder.
Then Solanda Bingham noticed blood seeping through her mother's white shirt, and they found the bullet lodged halfway into the gold-colored bra. The other half was barely breaking the skin, Bingham said.
Kajtsa described the wound as a "big scratch with bruising."
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