Headline Round-Up

    Claws Come Out Over Kelly’s Nails The web’s been spinning all week about the kerfuffle surrounding Kelly Osbourne’s Emmy Awards manicure. Shortly before hitting the red carpet last Sunday, the E! Fashion Police co-hostess tweeted excitedly about her extravagant – make that astronomically expensive – nail polish, and a backlash ensued. The shade in question? Azature Black Diamond. The cost? $250,000. Osbourne later apologized via Twitter for any insensitivity implied by her earlier messages, stating (in part), “I see that my nail polish has offended some of you, however I see your point, but it was a once in a lifetime experience.”       D&G Defends Controversial Accessories Speaking of insensitivity, we’ll now transition from diamond-encrusted fingernails to offensive earrings. In the wake of Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2013 runway show last weekend, designs dubbed “blatantly exploitative” by Refinery29 caused an uproar. Dangling from models’ ears (and printed on body-hugging frocks) were African figurines dressed in stereotypical head wraps and ornaments. From the Huffington Post to Fashionista and beyond, critiques of the collection were largely negative. D&G defended the jewelry and prints via Swide.com, with an article asserting that the items were inspired by “beautiful artifacts” representing a tribute Sicily’s centuries-old legacy of ceramic arts. We’re confident this isn’t the last we’ll hear about this issue.       H&M Delays E-Commerce Launch Finally, the only thing not-so-fast about H&M’s fashions is the fact that we in the States still have to schlep to the mall in order to buy them. …And it’ll stay that way for quite a while longer. The Swedish retailer originally expected to debut online shopping late this year, but according to Businessweek, the launch has been delayed until mid-2013. Looks like local collab-hungry crowds will have to score their Anna Dello Russo (October 4th) and Maison Martin Margiela (November 15th) goodies the old fashioned way.       (Photo credits, from top: 1. FashionIndie.com, 2. NYMag.com, 3. HM.com)    

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