There's a new must-have item for men that is quickly selling out everywhere.

The plain brown paper bag is no longer just a sack to carry your man's lunch. The paper bag has been given a stylish facelift courtesy of designer Jil Sander Vasari. The Vasari "clutch" for men is made from coated brown paper, stitched seams and metal vents stamped with the Vasari logo to give the brown paper bag a trendy new look.

The paper bag clutch is already sold out at The Jil Sander store in SoHo, New York. It isn't available online either (I checked eBay.com). Sure, you could save yourself $290 by making your own brown paper bag clutch, but it won't be a designer brown paper bag.

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Young Money Cash Money Records signee Christina Milian was inappropriately dressed for the launch of her new bikini line over the weekend. The 30-year-old mother of one launched her bikini line at a beach house in Malibu, where she was seen frolicking with her scantily clad models on the sand.
Photo: Oliver S Wolf / Splash News

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  • Nike is selling LeBron James' new basketball shoes for $315. No, that's not a typo. Nike blames the absurd price on the "increased costs of materials" such as cotton and shipping costs. The 'LeBron X Nike Plus' shoes debuted during the USA vs Spain gold medal game at the 2012 London Olympics.

    LeBron's 1st sneaker release was in 2003. That shoe sold for $110. The price increase comes as Nike continues its free-fall in the stock market. Nike's margins are now lower than most of its direct competitors, including rival Adidas, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    Critics of Nike's price increases are taking to social networking websites to urge others not to buy the high-priced sneakers.

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    Sportswear giant Adidas is catching heat for "promoting slavery" by manufacturing 'shackle shoes' trainers.

    The JS Roundhouse mids feature the LA Lakers' orange and purple colors with orange cuffs links that are similar to the shackles worn by Africans during the lucrative slave trade in the south.

    The promotional copy for the shoe ads posted on Facebook reads: "Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?"

    But activists and Facebook users reacted with anger at the premise of Adidas promoting slavery with the shackle shoes.

    More than 2000 Facebook users labeled the shoes "offensive" and referred to Adidas as "ignorant" for the insensitive promotional campaign.

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    With game 1 of the 2012 NBA Finals already on the books, more and more women are tuning in to see who will win the ring: LeBron James of the Miami Heat or Devin Kurant of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    HERSTAR™ makes it easier for the NBA fan to attend the games in style with their hand made crystal platform pumps.

    According to the HERSTAR™ website, the Limited Edition, authentic HERSTAR™ Custom Crystal Pumps are fully hand strassed in luxurious, hand selected Middle Eastern crystals, then offset by a sky-high 6” heel and 3" internal platform to put glitter in her step.

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    Rap producer Kanye West apparently didn't have to resort to a publicity stunt to sell his NIKE Air Yeezy 2 sneakers. The troubled rapper's newest NIKE design was the subject of a fierce bidding war on eBay yesterday. The shoes, which aren't available to the general public until Saturday, sold to the highest bidder for $90,300 on Wednesday. There are reports that sneaker enthusiasts are already lining up to buy the limited edition sneakers on Saturday. That's good news for Kanye who is still heated that Louis Vuitton didn't want his designs. But one Nike Superstore won't be carrying the Air Yeezy's on Saturday. A rep at the Nike Superstore at Lenox Mall told Sandrarose.com that the decision was made not to sell the Air Yeezy's because Kanye's fans would be too disruptive to neighboring businesses in the moderately upscale mall.

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    LL Cool J's long suffering wife Simone Smith held a trunk show for her 'SIS' jewelry line at Neiman Marcus in Atlanta a few days ago. The exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces in Simone's line range from $45-$8,000, and include diamond-encrusted lollipops which go for $8,000 a pop!

    Local notables attending the trunk show included (pictured above from L-R) Sean Combs's baby mamas Sarah Chapman and Misa Hylton-Brim (who happen to be besties); owner Simone Smith, and guest.

    (Not pictured) VH1 producer Mona Scott ('Love & Hip Hop'); WSB news anchor Jovita Moore, CNN's Audrey Irvine, Bow Wow's mom Theresa Caldwell, and more.

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    Much is being made of President Obama hawking "hoodies" on his campaign website. The hooded sweatshirts, along with other clothing emblazoned with the Obama name and logo, are being sold at BarackObama.com.

    But conservative bloggers wonder if the sales of the hoodies are an attempt by Obama's camp to capitalize off of the headlines surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, who was wearing a grey hoodie when he was gunned down.

    Martin's killer George Zimmerman, 28, claimed he shot the 17-year-old Miami high school student in self defense on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Florida.

    Obama, who said "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon," sent out a tweet on his Twitter.com account announcing the sale of the hoodies on Monday.

    "Is the President trying to capitalize off the death of Martin?," wrote conservative blogger Allah Pundit.

    Our president couldn’t possibly be so odious as to try and cash in on the case, could he?, wrote another conservative blogger, who accused Obama of "pimping hoodies".

    He added: "How long until Obama’s showing up in public wearing one?"

    According to celebrity blogger Rhymeswithsnitch, "Revealing her secret 3-year love affair with actor Adam Rodriguez and talking about Blue Ivy wasn't enough to save Melanie Fiona from weak record sales..."

    Apparently, neither was promoting her album on her Twitter.com account. I have said so many times in the past that promoting an album on Twitter.com is no substitute for a well-organized promotional campaign. Just because you have 100K followers on Twitter does not translate to record sales.

    Melanie's second album 'The MF Life" is only expected move between 27 and 30k units in it's first week.

    But Melanie's not alone.

    Ruben Studdards' 'Letters from Birmingham' is projected to sell only 4k copies and Diggy Simmons debut album Unexpected Arrival between 20 and 23K. Source

    One day they'll learn...

    Rap producer Kanye West has conquered the world of music, but he's having a little trouble convincing the world's fashionistas to take him seriously as a designer.

    Narcissists think very highly of themselves, but Kanye isn't your average, run-of-the-mill narcissist.

    Just to prove he's the next Marc Jacobs, Kanye packed his things and moved to Europe -- and he plans to stay there until the other fashion designers stop laughing at him behind his back.

    Last week, Kanye debuted his DW collection during Paris fashion week. His designs, inspired by his late mother Donda West, barely evoked mention by the fashion critics. But the media did buzz about the shoes his models were wearing.

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    Yesterday, T.I. released this trailer for his much-anticipated mixtape titlted F*ck Da City Up. The mixtape drops at midnight on T.I.'s official website, Trapmuzik.com, and on Twitter.com.

    I've never heard of a trailer for a mixtape, but we're talking about the innovator, T.I., who sets the standard for these other lessors to try and catch up.

    Since it's so close to Christmas -- and I did promise one more giveaway this year -- I've decided to give away 1 $500 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card to each of the first 2 readers who correctly answers the following 2 questions (you can answer one or both questions).

    You must be a registered member of Sandrarose.com blog to enter. The gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash or additonal gift cards. Saks gift cards are good for purchases made at Saks Fifth Avenue stores, OFF 5TH stores or online at Saks.com.

    1. What timepiece is T.I. wearing in the pic below.

    2. Why do ballers love wearing this particular watch?

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    Reality TV personality and socialite La La Anthony celebrated the renewal of her reality show on VH1 recently. La La and her son Kiyan Anthony hung out together in Times Square yesterday. La La wore all black outfit with pleather pants and spiked boots.
    Photo: Santi/Splash News

    Socialite Kim Kardashian was spotted boarding a private jet with her family bound for Las Vegas, where she attended the grand opening of her Kardashian Khaos boutique at the Mirage Resort Hotel and Casino yesterday. Talk show maven Barbara Walters conducted an interview with Kim, her mother, Kris Jenner, and her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney back in September. Walters basically told them they had no talent and they won't be around next year. It was a reality check that the family wasn't expecting.
    Photo: STARPICZ / Splash News

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