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August 01, 2012 BY CAPSULESNEWS

Bad news if you were planning on booking a night at the Ritz Paris anytime in the next two years. The famed hotel officially closed its doors today for a two-year, $170 million renovation. [Fashion Mag]

Since you all are so prepared for this already, the British Fashion Council confirmed the dates set for the second round of "London Collections: Men" in January. It'll be right before Pitti Uomo again, and they're welcoming Tom Ford to the lineup. [WWD]

Has the cash flow been a little nonexistent lately? Check out this trailer for "How To Make Money Selling Drugs", featuring Eminem, 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, and Freeway Rick Ross. [High Snobiety]

In an attempt to stop skateboarders from embarrassing falls in the dark, artist Koo Jeong-A has masterminded OTRO, the world's first glow-in-the-dark skatepark. Hop on the next plane to Brussels, Belgium, to experience skating on green phosphorescent concrete after dark. [HUH.]

Isn't it always fun to see huge installations recorded and then mashed up into a minute of hyper-activity? It happened with Raf Simon's decadent, flower-bombed Dior couture show, and now you can check out how Louis Vuitton's Yayoi Kusama windows/storefront went up. [Hypebeast]

Four Pins rounded up a diverse list of the 25 Most Interesting People in Menswear. Surprise, surprise, one girl made the list. [Four Pins]

Los Angeles needs to tone down the team spirit a little. The chief technology officer of L.A. has asked employees to stop watching the Olympics at work, as it is overloading the city's computer system. [Mashable]