What do we think of Mary Kate Olsen‘s look, shown leaving her boyfriends house here on July 13th in baggy cutoff denim shorts, oversized jacket and super high sandals. The Olsen twins have always had unique looks, but what does this one say?! Do you think the baggy jeans trend is going to include baggy jeans shorts as well this next season?
Transformers star Megan Fox arrived at the Fox All-Star party on July 14th in a pair of low-rise Frankie B. Heart Pocket jeans. My guy says that fact that she’s also wearing a Star Wars t-shirt just makes her that much hotter. Something about the geeky stuff being “cool” by Megan’s standards I guess! I have to agree though, she is absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait for Transformers 2!
With its intellectual property policy again under fire, eBay is vowing to appeal the second court ruling in a month that held the e-commerce giant directly liable for the sale of high-fashion knock-offs on its auction site. A French court on Monday ordered eBay to pay a total of $63 million to six Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey (LMVH) brands for damaging their brand images and causing moral harm by allowing the sale of fake goods and violating the sales distribution network set up by the companies. The court also barred eBay from running ads for products from perfume and cosmetic brands Christian Dior, Kenzo, Givenchy and Guerlain.
(Editor’s Note: They are selling Christian Dior cosmetics, though – check the link! What the heck?)
eBay says it will appeal the latest decision, and contends that LMVH is trying to hinder Internet auctions because it’s a business model the fashion house hasn’t yet figured out how to profit from.
“If counterfeits appear on our sites, we take them down swiftly,” eBay said in a released statement. “But today’s ruling is not about our fight against counterfeit; today’s ruling is about an attempt by LVMH to protect uncompetitive commercial practices at the expense of consumer choice and the livelihood of law-abiding sellers that eBay empowers every day.”
eBay insists it has beefed up its verified rights owners (VeRO) program, investing more than $20 million a year to find and remove bogus goods from its site. Additionally, the company says it has partnered with more than 18,000 brand owners globally and employs more than 2,000 people in the anti-counterfeit effort.
It sure doesn’t seem like eBay is abiding by this ruling – if you search Hermes or Dior, many items still come up! Hmmm…