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Madonna's Brother, The Next Hot Hotelier?

October 2, 2012 at 9:01 AM | by | ()

Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone, has literally written the book on becoming famous by association. And now that hype for his 2008 memoir has died down, he's moved onto the next logical step: shoes.

The Ciccone Collection is a Georgia O'Keeffe-inspired footwear line for men, women and children that debuted at London Fashion Week. There are rain boots, wingtips and sneakers. The collection will likely be sold in Nordstrom and Macy's. And if that alone didn't seem far-fetched enough, The Daily Beast reports that the Ciccone Collection brand will eventually expand to include clothing, accessories, home goods, and, yes, a Ciccone hotel.

We cringe at the thought of a hotel brand built on the identity of someone whose identity is built on their sibling, and honestly, we don't even really know what it would mean to stay at a Ciccone Collection hotel. Would Ciccone re-create sets from Madonna's music videos? Would it be a gay-themed hotel? Judging from photos of the new rain boots, the design would probably be ultra modern, with weird little argyle-y type motifs everywhere.

Ciccone even told WWD:

"Iíll try to push the envelope, like a Ciccone would. Itís just part of our DNA."

Yikes. For sold-out stadium concerts, that's usually a good thing. Hotels, though? Not so much.

In the past, we've laughed off the hotelier aspirations of celebs like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. Ciccone is just another one to add to our list of "hotel brands we hope never come into existence." In the meantime, we've got plenty, plenty of other in-the-works hotel brands to keep us busy.

[Photo: DonaCidinha]

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