Last week for summer yukata?

Summer has many fleshy fashion features: plunging male decolletage, exposed thighs, flimsy materials. Yet nothing is more alluring than men in yukata and wood geta sandals. I like how this guy pairs a somber yukata with bright blue hair.  Alas, this week is probably the last week for yukata, as officially it is now fall in Japan. (Source)

Who is Africa’s Claudia Schiffer?

That alluring, pouting, and Los Angeles-style “girl next door” is, of course, Aisha Gaddafi. She apparently escaped recently with her mom to Algeria. She’s a Western-trained attorney, former United Nations goodwill ambassador, advocate for women’s rights, and formed part of the defense team for Saddam Hussein.

Seeing Aisha’s beckoning face only reminds me that any day or any moment now we’ll all witness the release of photos of her daddy being taken out of a fox-hole or smelly cave, his lovely curls matted, and the former king of African fashion wearing some soiled garments.

While the world rushes to vilify daddy, it’s nice to remember that his intelligence service was sharing information and torturing with the CIA and Brit intelligence, and that China very recently offered to sell him millions of dollars of weapons.

In the post-Gaddafi era, will Aisha get to join Dancing with the Stars, or become an aspirational brand model?

(Story credit: Ericthefez and Huffington Post)