Dress Color Confusion Flip Flopped

November 2016

Fashion has a new color debate.

A pair of Havaianas are causing new color confusion.

If you had internet access in the last two years, you should be familiar with the infamous dress date of 2015.

Just like the color confusion in the dress debate, these flip flops are causing a stir over whether they are black and blue or white and gold.

The color confusion caused by the flip flops includes more variations: some people see tan or slate gray.

Well, let your retinas rest.

The flip flops are indeed black and blue.

Did Zara Sell a Dress with a Rat in the Hem?

November 2016

On July 5th, Cailey Fiesel bought two dresses from a Zara store in Greenwich, Connecticut. On August 16, she wore one dress and discovered a dead rodent in the hem.

Last Friday, Fiesel filed a fashion law claim against the retail giant.

Do you think a quality control failure happened?

The lawsuit was filed in New York County because Fiesel is a resident of Manhattan. The allegations against Zara are negligence and personal injuries.

Zara LBD dress with rodent in hem

According to the court document filed, Fiesel bought the dress and hung it in her closet. A few weeks later she took off the tags and wore it to work.

While wearing the dress she noticed a pungent odor but could not identify the source.

As the day went on she noticed something rubbing up on her leg. She figured it was a loose string from her dress. So she tried removing it but realized there was a bulge in the hem.

Upon further inspection she discovered it was the corpse of a rodent in her hem.

Fiesel says she developed a rodent born rash after wearing the dress.

When I first learned of the allegation and saw the photos I thought this customer was probably wronged. I wanted to have a reason to talk crap about the wrongdoings of a fast fashion retailer.

But there are other possibilities. For one, Zara’s hem may have been so loose that a Manhattan mouse from the customer’s apartment made its way into it and got caught. That would explain why the corpse discovered weeks after the store purchase may still stink but apparently did not smell enough to be discovered by the plaintiff on the date of purchase.

Someone should start a petition or crowd-funding page to seek an autopsy of the rodent found in the Zara dress.


I want to know when and why the mouse died.

The time it takes for the Zara dress to be manufactured in some sweatshop where a live mouse may mistakenly be sewn into a seam and then make its way to a hanger on a shop in Connecticut is not a two day ordeal.

That rodent should have already smelled.

But let’s say that mouse was freshly dead and thus not yet smelly. The mouse trap dress then allegedly traveled to New York and was hung in a closet… without becoming smelly enough to be discovered.

From July 5th to August 16 the dress with a rotting rodent was in the possession of the customer without the smell alerting her of a problem.

I cannot fathom how Fiesel could wear the dress to work and just figure there was a “disturbing pungent odor” that she just could not pinpoint or escape from at her job.

I was born and raised in NYC. From my experience, a decomposing rat does not take longer than a few days to smell whether it is in a wall, on the street, or on a subway track.

The warm NYC summer weather should have only promoted decomposition of the rodent.

Still, I imagine Zara may settle out of court to prevent further inquiry on the practices.


How Dani Mathers Can Get Jail Time for Body Shaming

November 2016

Dani Mathers was Playmate of the Year for 2015. More notably, she’s the woman who secretly took a photo of a naked woman at a gym and Snapchatted it. Her body shaming caption read “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”

Dani Mathers Body Shaming Invasion of Privacy Post

The image was posted in July 2016

Body shaming is not a crime.

Morally wrong and totally Mean Girling, but not a crime.

Should Dani Mathers be punished with jail time?

The 70-year old woman whose image was broadcasted by Mathers did not consent to being photographed. She was in an L.A. Fitness gym locker room where cell phone use is not allowed.

Although Mathers apologized publicly, L.A. Fitness banned her from all of their locations.

When the post was shared online criticism of Mathers ensued. Police investigation followed.

Why Dani Mathers can face jail time for acting like a Mean Girl.

On Friday, November 4, 2016, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office announced Mathers will be charged with one count of invasion of privacy.

A sentence for this charge may include up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Her arraignment is scheduled for November 28th. This date is when she will enter a plea.

Dani Mathers is unlikely to serve time for invasion of privacy.

Dani Mathers is more likely to be casted in Orange is the New Black than she is to be imprisoned for snap-chatting unconsented nudes.

Mathers may end up pleading guilty of a lesser misdemeanor. She is unlikely to see a day in jail for this matter. And I’m not just saying that because her attorney is Tom Mesereau, the lawyer who defended Michael Jackson from child molestation charges.

Had the nude been of a minor, even a teen who appeared much older, Mathers could have easily been charged with child pornography and become a registered sex offender.

Retail Business Poly Bag Packaging Law Requirements

October 2016

This blog post was sponsored by Rook Pack. My voice and article content was not influenced. #RookPackBags are suffocation warning compliant poly bags.

Suffocation warnings help prevent child asphyxiation due to poly bags

Plastic poly bag suffocation warnings

I am almost positive that you have seen bag labels with obvious suffocation warnings along the lines of “WARNING: This bag is not a toy. Do not use in cribs.”

As a kid, I thought suffocation warnings were ridiculous. I figured that anyone who did not innately perceive these precautions probably could not read or comprehend these warnings.

The warnings were so ubiquitous that I hardly thought much of them through my teens until I was in Mexico and saw a child with a plastic bag over her head. Continue Reading…

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