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PHOTO COURTESY NEXTMODELMANAGEMENT.COM

PHOTO COURTESY NEXTMODELMANAGEMENT.COM

Kara Nesvig

Model Daul Kim dies Things are not always glamorous and gorgeous in the fashion world. There are drug overdoses, murders and other horrible tragedies that sometimes cancel out the glitz. On Friday, it was announced that Korean model and Chanel favorite Daul Kim died at only 20 years old. It has been reported as a suicide, but no concrete reasoning has been given as of publishing time. Reporters are busy mining her blog for answers, and it has been said Daul had suffered from depression and loneliness off the catwalk. She was most famous for bleaching her dark hair to a shimmery platinum and catching the eye of ChanelâÄôs Karl Lagerfeld , who reportedly wanted to make her his latest star model and muse. H&M menâÄôs spring/summer 2010 line impresses The new H&M menâÄôs spring collection is magical, although it probably wonâÄôt be available at the Mall of America store. For some reason, the folks at the retailer donâÄôt think the MOA is busy enough or fashion-forward enough to sustain innovative lines like this one or the Jimmy Choo collaboration. Anyway, enough whining about H&M from me. Instead, look at the gloriousness theyâÄôre unveiling for spring/summer 2010: vibrant patterns, skinny suits, tasteful but still eye-catching colors. ThereâÄôs even a kilt. I know about three guys who are ballsy enough to wear a kilt, and theyâÄôd all look gorgeous in it, so hopefully one of them gets his hands on it. I want to see it in person. What I love about this collection and its styling is that theyâÄôve created pieces that can be combined with subdued basics. Pairing the Chuck Bass -worthy red suit jacket with chocolate brown trousers, sandals and a hat? Perfect. If I saw someone on the street in this ensemble IâÄôd stop dead in my tracks. Jennifer Lopez writes a song about Christian Louboutins . It sucks. WeâÄôre not supposed to refer to you as J. Lo, but I canâÄôt help it. IâÄôm stuck in 2002, when you were on top of the world and wore Juicy velour tracksuits all over town with your man Ben Affleck . I still love the remix of âÄúIâÄôm RealâÄù you did with Ja Rule . My, how times have changed. Nobody even knows who you are anymore, Jenny from the block. You have a couple babies named after the kids on PBSâÄôs âÄúDragon TalesâÄù and seem to be living in wedded bliss with Marc Anthony . But now youâÄôre trying to go by Lola and releasing a few lackluster new singles in attempt to reignite the fire you lit under the general populace in the early days of the decade. Sorry, Jen. ItâÄôs not working. I listened to your latest song âÄúLouboutins,âÄù a cheesy attempt at cashing in on our obsession with the red-soled stilettos, and couldnâÄôt find one nice thing to say about it. LetâÄôs go back to the days when you made videos with LL Cool J and wore Manolo Blahnik Timberland s with a pink puffy parka and miniskirt. Even the gay boys wonâÄôt like this one. (Plus you totally bit it at the AMAs Sunday night and fell on that famous posterior.) âÄúProject RunwayâÄù ends Big whoop. Irina Shabeyeva wins. What a boring season. As soon as I saw the episode where the challenge was âÄúthe color blue,âÄù I was done. And finally, things I saw at Blarney on Thursday that I never want to see again. A list: 1. Bumpits. 2. The âÄúYorkieâÄù hairstyle. 3. Layered miniskirts. 4. Bronzer overload.