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Ugg’s New ‘Upscale’ Men’s Collection; Abercrombie’s ‘Gay’ Kiss

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Photo: Brazilian Vogue

• Ugg debuts an expanded, “upscale” men’s collection this fall, including smarter shoes (at higher price points) as well as boots and gloves. [WWD]

• Coco (Ice-T’s glamorous wife) offers up some style advice: “I’ve always felt good in a nice pair of heels and they can be any height …They are so easy too; you can just throw on a pair of jeans and heels to pick yourself up. I’m heels all the way! To make me feel good! Even in my sweats sometimes I’ll throw on a pair of heels just to start feeling good and get going for the day.” [BuzzFeed]

• Rosie Huntington-Whiteley covers April’s Vogue Brazil. [Fashionising]

• Abercrombie & Fitch’s latest ad attempts to cause controversy with a “gay kiss.” But it’s a kiss on the forehead, and after 90 seconds of two (or more) guys writhing in a shower stall together, it’s a bit of a letdown in the sexy-behavior stakes. [HuffPo]

• David Beckham says his middle son, Romeo, is the most stylish: “He’s nine and he’s kind of the fashion one, so he’ll go in and pick out a pair of skinny jeans and a vintage t-shirt and a funny hat. One Christmas, he asked for a pair of spat shoes.” [Mr. Blasberg]

• Designer Tracy Reese weighs in on the Trayvon Martin case: “The whole thing is just so sad, and the excuses are so lame. White people wear hoodies too.” [HuffPo]

• JCPenney’s “fair and square pricing” overhaul is still in its teething phase. Also, shoppers love coupons. [NYT]

• The chairman of Tom Ford filed a $25 million suit claiming an Upper East Side gallery duped him and his wife into buying a counterfeit painting purported to be a Rothko. [NYP]

• Lucky chronicles how fashion became mainstream. [Lucky]

• Adidas debuted a new running shoe called the “ClimaCool Seduction” yesterday — the coinciding commercials feature Katy Perry and David Beckham, among others. [WWD]

Ugg’s Upscale Men’s Collection; A&F’s ‘Gay’ Kiss