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Kanye West Selling ‘Yeezy’ Necklaces; One Million Moms Mad at J.C. Penney (Again)

Lana Del Rey for <em>S Moda</em>.
Lana Del Rey for S Moda. Photo: Simon Emmett/S Moda

Kanye West is selling the nameplate necklaces from his fashion show in October. Made by Jacob & Co., they spell out “Yeezy” and will be sold at Colette for some obscene amount of money. Surely Kim Kardashian already has one to go with her KW earrings. [Styleite]

One Million Moms is mad at J.C. Penney for featuring a hand-holding lesbian couple in its May catalog. At least they’re not kissing, right? [Styleite]

But look — it’s three generations of Crawfords (Cindy, her daughter, Kaia, and her mom, Jennifer) talking about Mother’s Day and unconditional love for J.C.Penney. It’s such a wholesome enterprise. [Telegraph UK]

Lana Del Rey covers Spanish weekly S Moda wearing what has already been described as a Twitter-bird neckpiece, photographed by Simon Emmett and styled by Francesca Rinciari. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• Nicholas Kirkwood designed a pair of shoes to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Maybe she’ll wear them? Doubtful! Maybe Kate Middleton will? Nah. [Vogue UK]

Fourteen-year-old Julia Bluhm and Change.org staged a mock photo shoot in protest of airbrushed models outside Seventeen’s offices yesterday. [The Jane Dough]

Workers at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship are supporting a new five-year union contract that allows for wage increases, more health-care options, and flexibility when it comes to scheduling hours. [WWD]

• Bar Refaeli doesn’t wear underwear in her new underwear ad. [HuffPo]

Chris Benz is taking socialite Julie Macklowe to the Met Gala. [Fashionista]

Shailene Woodley told ASOS magazine that she doesn’t have any regrets about her long-sleeved Oscar gown by Valentino. “A lot of people didn’t like it. They were like, ‘She’s 20, she’s covering herself up, why is she doing that?’ But to me it felt classy and elegant and that’s what I think of when I think of the Oscars. It felt simple and elegant and it still represented who I am.” [ASOS via InStyle]

French entrepreneur Arnaud de Lummen has obtained the trademark rights and “other precious intellectual property” to former couture house Mainbocher and footwear brand Hebert Levine. [WWD]

Carolina Herrera picked up the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s second annual Great Ladies Award on behalf of Nancy Reagan yesterday. [WWD]

Caroline Issa on what frustrates her about fashion: “It’s a business that for all its innovativeness and creativity is very slow in adapting to change in business terms. The prime example is how long it took brands to embrace the internet - there are still so many major fashion brands and luxury houses with no e-commerce or social media networks!” [Telegraph UK]

See Rachel Comey’s first-ever line of swimsuits. [Teen Vogue]

Kanye’s Necklaces; One Million Moms J.C. Penney