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Shoes Make The Man; Vuitton Does Urban Warfare; Leather Jacket Mania!; Perfume Wards of Evil Doers; Armani's Super Lux Luggage; Counterfeit Bust; Naomi in More Trouble; Project Runway Wins Award


There are many qualities of a leader—and being a sneaker connoisseur turns out to be one of them.

There are many qualities of a leader--and being a sneaker connoisseur turns out to be one of them. A study found that people who bought more three or more pairs of sneakers a year were more likely to have leadership qualities than the less-sneaker-oriented folks. I wonder what researchers have to say about men who wear high heels? [Yahoo/Reuters]

Naomi Campbell was released on bail after being held on suspicion for assaulting a police officer. Reports say she got in a tiff over lost luggage. [Reuters]

Louis Vuitton unveiled its Monogramouflage print designed by Takashi Murakami and Marc Jacobs. Just in case you need to engage in some urban warfare with an Upper East Sider at Saks Fifth Avenue. [Fashionista]

The NY Times channels a little Rebel Without a Cause in its obsession with leather jackets. [NY Times]

What should you do with that crappy smelling celebrity cologne your mother gave you for your birthday? Use it as mace to ward off burglars and muggers! Apparently, Elizabeth Arden Red Door perfume is highly effective. [UPI]

Giorgio Armani launched a line of super-lux luggage for men and women in patent crocodile skin. I wouldn't recommend checking that when flying with Delta. [WWD]

Police raided a warehouse in Queens and seized $5.5 million worth of counterfeit bags just hours before Louis Vuitton's Brooklyn bash to call attention to the evils of counterfeiting. Coincidence? Or brilliant marketing? Hmmm... [WWD]

Project Runway wins the Peabody Award, which are meant to honor excellence in entertainment and news broadcasting. Other winners include a documentary on wounded war veterans. Runway is the first reality show to win the prestigious award. An Emmy and a Peabody? Fierce! [The Cut]

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