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July 28 2014

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Manolo Blahnik Hates Relationships, Loves Netflix

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Manolo BlahnikSeventy-one-year-old footwear designer Manolo Blahnik—the man, the legend—disclosed some real gems to The Guardian this weekend. Most interesting was his comment about his love life—or lack thereof. “I don’t fall in love with people, I fall in love with art. Relationships for me are a no-no,” he said. “Imagine having to talk to someone all the time or waking up with them breathing all over you. Not for me at all. I find it very uncivilized.” Wise words, though I wouldn’t mind having a love affair with a pair of Blahnik’s stilettos. The designer also stated that he is “old-fashioned and proud. I hate e-mails, but the Internet can be wonderful. I use it to buy rare books, and to binge-watch House of Cards on Netflix.” And he even offered up some life advice: “Remain dignified, dress well, be good to other people and you’ll be fine.” Who knew Manolo moonlit as a philosopher?

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You Can Fool Some of the People Some of the Time, But You Can’t Fool Netflix

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Isaac Mizrahi and Kristen McMenamy in 1997

The big reveal, courtesy of Wired‘s interview with two of the streaming service’s recommendation specialists who work on developing algorithms to suggest content based on user behavior: “A lot of people tell us they often watch foreign movies or documentaries. But in practice, that doesn’t happen very much.” Not even Unzipped?

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Coffee À La Kroes, Rihanna Starts The Rumor Mill, E-Tail Done Right, And More…

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A dinner in Barbados with Simon Cowell and Topshop owner Sir Philip Green has English tabloids buzzing that Rihanna may be angling for her own fashion line. Green is the man who launched Kate Moss’ Topshop range; is RiRi next? [Daily Mail via Racked]

After a busy Christmas season, Amazon.com, Netflix, L.L.Bean, and more look set to have a very happy new year. The e-tailers were among those cited by a new survey as providing the best customer satisfaction—and research indicates that it’s customer service, not prices, that truly dictate online sales. [WWD]

Congrats to Reese Witherspoon, who announced yesterday that she is engaged to her agent boyfriend, Jim Toth. [Gawker]

And even if you don’t speak Dutch, we bet you can figure out Doutzen Kroes’ commercial for Douwe Egberts coffee. In 2003, as the ad has it, Doutzen’s granny has a great cup of coffee and a great idea—that @MissDK should hit the catwalk. Check it out below. [Styleite]