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Erica Salmon, originally a fantasy-football-league “widow” because of her husband’s seasonal mania, has now become mogul of her own fantasy league: of famous fashion designers. According to an October report by the Des Moines Register, managers draft teams consisting of three clothing designers, plus one each designer of shoes, handbags, jewelry and celebrity clothing, and then three celebrities, and they get points daily for the number and quality of name-mentions in Women’s Wear Daily and other fashion and style magazines. As with football leagues, trades are permitted once a week.
Judge Norene Redmond, facing the necessity to release prisoners from overcrowded Macomb County (Mich.) Jail, asked the public (via an October online poll) which types should be freed first; drug-possession and DUI defendants were deemed the most worthy, but Redmond said the final decision was hers.
An October Business Week report labeled mothers who are obsessed with buying their toddlers only upscale merchandise as “Yoga Mamas” who extend their own lifestyle to their babies; the report suggests that the toddler who receives a $129 pair of shoes would probably “have more fun with the box they came in.”
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