An American clothes designer who had just spent around US$2,000 (about HK$15,500) on jewellery, dresses, perfume, ties and jeans was thrown out of Harrods department store in London for being too fat, according to media reports. Eilene Kadden, who is 1.73 metres tall and a size 20 (English), said she was stopped during a lunchtime shopping trip with her mother and told she was inappropriately dressed. 'It was complete discrimination against larger women,' said the 48-year-old from Los Angeles. 'I was looking a great deal smarter than other shoppers in their worn jeans and tennis shoes. I have never been treated like this in Milan, New York, Paris and Canada,' she was quoted as saying. Romance is still alive for French women, who fall for men who shower them with gifts. An opinion poll released in the Paris Match showed 63 per cent of women would favour a 'reserved man who prefers to listen' over a muscular surfer-type or a know- it-all intellectual. Some 77 per cent of men preferred a natural-looking woman to one dressed either in chic clothes or sporting a mini-skirt and high heels. About half the women preferred the passionate lover who sent flowers and bombarded her with phone calls. The owner of a Nashville coffee shop who has displayed a cinnamon bun shaped in the image of Mother Teresa said he had received a letter from her asking him 'to stop selling merchandise bearing my likeness'. Bob Bernstein, the owner of the Bongo Java coffeehouse, had displayed the 'nun bun' in a glass case adorned with Christmas lights since December when a customer perceived Mother Teresa's likeness in a cinnamon bun he was served. A subsequent merchandising industry bloomed at the cafe and on the Internet. On Mother Theresa's request, Mr Bernstein immediately dropped the Mother Teresa name and offered 15 per cent of the proceeds to her Sisters of Mercy charities.