Lectura de sambata dimineata
Astazi am doua sfaturi pentru voi. Unu: alegeti-va un cuvant care sa va fie compas, Steaua Nordului, mantra, whatever, iar daca va simtiti generoase scrieti-mi cuvantul in zona de comentarii. Doi: mergeti sa vedeti Happy Feet 2. Totally worth it!
Nu va mai tin din treaba (lectura, mai scurta azi), pentru ca sunt atatea lucruri de facut, saptamana a inceput si s-a terminat cu un vartej de proiecte, idei si spectaculosi pasi inainte, agenda ma asteapta sa o completez cu Plots & Plans & Dreams, weekendul incepe cu petreceri, rochii vaporoase si un Orange Cookies Tea de la Bernschutz si se termina cu sclipirile luminitelor de Craciun (inca agatate prin casa….). Cum se poate sa nu fii fericita, cand totul merge asa cum visezi?
Straight talk: A new breed of Fashion Bloggers – “Not every fashion blogger is a 15-year-old girl with an unhealthy obsession with Rei Kawakubo. Some are older. And some are men… Some are old hats who have embraced the digital age to spread their dandy message. But many more are fashion newbies — videographers, publicists and everyday retail hustlers who speak for a new generation of style-conscious men.” In NY Times.
How Crocs moved from fashion trend to $1 Billion phenom – “If they weren’t exactly running out to buy a pair of those bulbous bright resin (please don’t say rubber) clogs sprinkled with holes, investors sure are clamoring to snap up stock in Crocs Inc. The company whose fugly footwear has been the foundation of its business just announced it expects its full-year revenue to exceed $1 billion for the first time in its 10-year history. The news made share prices jump 17 percent this morning.” In Forbes.
Virtual dressing room eliminates need to take off clothes – “At the Consumer Electronics Show this week, a Calabasas company was giving demonstrations of Swivel, a real-time virtual dressing room that takes a lot of the hassle out of shopping — no more long waits in the fitting room line loaded down with an armful of clothes, or the tedious process of getting dressed and undressed several times during one trip to the mall.” In LA Times.
Parallel lines – “When Dolce & Gabbana announced in September that its spring/summer 2012 collection for D&G would be its last, it seemed like the death knell for diffusion lines… Yet this season also sees a new generation of what might be called ‘alternative’ lines, created to stand alongside high-end catwalk collections, not exactly as peers but not as second-rate cousins either.” In Financial Times.
Women cut their way into the manly world of London tailoring – “If London’s historic bespoke tailoring has traditionally been an almost excessively male environment – all calculated deference, pinstripes and chesterfield sofas, with the puff of cigar smoke lingering in the air and a special, often intimate relationship between a gent and his cutter, much as between a man and his barber – then the pioneering Hall, if only for her sex, might seem out of place.” In The National.
The pre-autumn leaves start changing color – “Now that the presentations of pre-fall collections are being treated as a major event and not just a warm-up for the fall runway shows, the idea that these are supposed to be more commercially friendly designs seems to have gone out the window, and no one seems quite sure what to make of them.” In NY Times.
The inside story of a couture dream in the making – “Few dare to focus on a blank page, even if it has a gilded trim, or to imagine that a cover could be made from gros grain, with the texture of a couture dress and no sign of a title — until you find the names embossed on the gilding: ‘Lanvin’ and ‘Alber Elbaz.’… ‘I didn’t want to make it a retrospective, the beginning of the end,’ says Mr. Elbaz, who is celebrating covertly his first decade at Lanvin.” In International Herald Tribune.