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Luxury Lifestyle Blogger Charged With Identity Theft, Grand Larceny

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David Tripp, the effete fraud behind the blog “The General Aesthete“, was arrested for using stolen credit cards to make large purchases of luxury goods at such stores as Jil Sander, Marni, and Marc Jacobs.

Using the name ‘Kelly’ and saying he was a ‘stylist’ for various celebrities, Tripp would select thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and then pay using stolen American Express cards. He was arrested when the general manager of the Marc Jacobs store noticed the name on the credit card was ‘Kelli’, not ‘Kelly’. After googling the cardholder’s name he found a business phone number, and quickly verified that the card was stolen. Tripp was then arrested at the store and later released on bail. His facebook and Instagram appear to be deleted as well.

So I guess now we know how at least one of these luxury lifestyle bloggers made ends meet. If this were normal practice it would certainly answer a lot of questions as to how these seeming nobodies from nowhere manage to blast onto the scene (seriously, this guy was everywhere back in 2012) with blogs full of thousand dollar geodes and 50 pairs of $500 shoes.

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RewardStyle Con Over, Fashion Blogging World Remains Unchanged

Well the RewardStyle Rockstud Rodeo (or ‘conference’) is over, and as the Plastics hold up airport security lines on their way to Cabo, it’s time for the rest of the fashion blogging world to pull out their anonymous claws and discuss the event on message boards.

The event itself seems to be a big Behold The Fabulousness of Us party where RewardStyle thanks a bunch of venal, shopping obsessed women for turning other people into frantic trend consumers. So, basically Lucky FABB but with a free trip to Mexico for the Homecoming Queens. Judging by the instagram hashtag stream it’s about as shallow as you’d expect.

There were lots of ‘bottom half of a mannequin’ shots.

WHY DO WOMEN DO THISThen it was off to the Ewing’s, apparently so everyone could instagram their orange juice.

If your blog's not a hit, you must uh, quit. Get it? OJ joke? Too soon?

And of course, the reason they all really went – to show off their played out as hell rockstud shoes.

These things are harder to kill than roaches.

Gee, looks like…yeah looks like absolutely no fun at all, sorry gals. Looks exhausting and vapid. But hey, here’s to another year of making $50k a month by selling people luxury trends they don’t need! Hurray!

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Roundup: Here’s Some Things That Don’t Really Require A Full Post

Young House Love had their baby boy Theodore last Wednesday. Of course with their posting lag time, that could mean he came out back in March.

Jen Loves Kev are evidently going to start fostering kids with the intent of adopting some.

Messica of What I Wore has started complaining about gaining 15 pounds in the past 5 months of pregnancy. I may be wrong, but isn’t that what’s supposed to happen?

The site inspired by The Great XOJane exodus of 2014 is apparently launching today, calling itself The Flounce. Don’t feel obligated to check it out – it’s basically just XOJane, but less user friendly.

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Kendi Closing Her Storefront

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While I was apparently under a rock, Kendi of “Kendi Everyday” announced her three year old store Bloom will be closing its brick and mortar location.

We are closing our store front on May 10th. We are not closing our online shop, but we will slow things down so that we can re-evaluate what we really want bloom to become…

The building her store was located in has been sold, and Kendi has been unable to find another place to rent nearby.

Sometimes you can’t control everything; and choices you have to make don’t make sense just yet. This is one of those times. I always want a plan to forge ahead with but I’m standing in front of you guys saying I have no plan. But I promise to keep you updated when I do find that plan, even if I have to try out a few until I find the right one.

Kendi went on to thank everyone for their support, and stated it’s “been the best experience I could have ever asked for”. She ended with an upbeat outlook, saying she “can’t wait to see where we go next”.

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What I Wore Finally Announces Pregnancy

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Jessica Quirk, running out of content, has finally publicly confirmed – she’s pregnant.

We’re expecting our first baby this summer! We could not be more thrilled with our happy news…On a hunch and a day late, I decided to run to the store to grab a pregnancy test on Christmas Eve – and that’s when we found out! What a happy holiday!!

I guess now that she can’t hide under big coats anymore she sort of HAD to announce it if she intends to continue doing What I Wore as a style blog. Saying “I’ll also be sharing some baby and pregnancy related posts from time to time” she explained that she was too tired for her first trimester to post outfit posts.

So at last Messica is pregnant and I think it’s highly likely that she will transition into lifestyle/mommy blogging. I’m sure the internet is eagerly awaiting What I Wore While Pregnant, and What My Baby Wore.

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