Rick Ross' Fake Louis Vuitton Sunglasses

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Rick Ross' Fake Louis Vuitton Sunglasses

How embarassing is this? Rapper Rick Ross is on the May 2009 cover of XXL magazine. He was photographed wearing what appears to be a pair of Louis Vuitton Chewy Bitton sunglasses.

Rick Ross' fake louis vuitton sunglasses on the cover of xxl magazine

According to Mediatakeout, the folks at Louis Vuitton fired XXL this letter:

Dear Editor:

We were dismayed to see the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL
Magazine, which features a photo of Rick Ross wearing a pair of
sunglasses prominently featuring counterfeit Louis Vuitton trademarks.
Because the photo has generated considerable confusion among your
readers and Louis Vuitton customers among others, we feel it is
important to clarify several points.

The first is that the sunglasses Mr. Ross is wearing were not made by
Louis Vuitton, and in fact, are counterfeit.
Louis Vuitton did not
grant permission to Mr. Ross or to whoever did make the sunglasses to
use our trademarks. The second is that no affiliation, sponsorship or
association exists between Rick Ross or XXL and Louis Vuitton. The
third is that counterfeiting is illegal.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to correct the confusion.

Michael D. Pantalony, Esq.
Louis Vuitton Malletier

Yikes! Who in their right mind would wear a pair of counterfeit sunglasses on a bloody cover shoot? Rick, his stylist or XXL magazine has a lot of explaining to do.

photo credit: xxl via miami new times

Who handled Project Blue's PR? Barneys and Elle, anyone?

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Who handled Project Blue’s PR? Barneys and Elle, anyone?

Earlier this morning, I read a tweet from Timothy Elliott, Men’s PR Director of Barneys New York, pointing his followers to a charity auction on eBay.

Timothy Elliott, Barneys PR

This ought to be interesting. How is it possible for a custom, one-off
Bottega Veneta dress end up fetching a paltry $306 at an auction? 

Click click click!

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Reflective Sunglasses (Agyness Deyn and Jack McCollough)

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Reflective Sunglasses

Speaking of hideous “Duty-Free Spectacular Specials”, please don’t tell me this is the new trend in eyewear: reflective sunglasses

I first spotted it on Ms. Laura “Agyness Deyn” Hollins last month…

Agyness Deyn sunglasses

and earlier last week, I saw them on Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough after that whole Kiefer Sutherland head-butting saga. Here’s a pap photo of him wearing a pair of Oakley (shock horror) sunglasses.

Jack McCollough Oakley sunglasses

I am begging y’all do not, under any circumstances, bite into this
reflective glasses trend or else — marc my words — a baby unicorn
will die somewhere.

photo credits: fabsugar uk, splashnewsonline via tmz