Lectura de sambata dimineata
It’s that time of the year, again! Ultimul weekend din acest an si, daca sunteti inca in pijama, am pentru voi un citat interesant: “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” Cum va imbracati zilele astea? Cum va bucurati de iarna cu soare? Ce cititi? Cu cine va intalniti? Mai mergeti la shopping sau asteptati reducerile? Nu, nu-mi raspundeti acum – veti avea zilele urmatoare ocazia, pentru ca voi face un post special, arunc mingea in terenul vostru!
Pana atunci va mai spun inca o data multumesc pentru ca ma cititi, pentru ca va faceti timp sa vizitati Style Diary si sa comentati din cand in cand, ca va bucurati de posturile mele si ca va lasati incantate de imagini si de atmosfera de aici!
i-Profiles: Sarah Mower – “The voice behind some of American Vogue.com’s most influential show reviews, Sarah Mower MBE is one of the most powerful fashion critics in the world.” In ID.
Diving into fashion world, feet first – “This has been a threshold year for Dellal, one that saw her launch a range of bridal footwear, collaborate with Victoria Beckham, and open her first stateside store on New York’s Upper East Side. More generally, 2012 was the year that Charlotte Olympia firmly and finally established itself as a go-to brand for VIPs looking to rock a glam shoe on the red carpet.” Pe Style.com
Kevin Arpino plays to a silent audience – “Though few outside the industry know Mr. Arpino’s name, his work is seen at all retail levels, from high-end stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Hermès, Lanvin, Chanel and Ralph Lauren, to mass brands like Zara, Juicy Couture and H & M.” In NY Times.
eBay has turned into a fast-fashion graveyard – Ambitious eBay merchants camped out for days and bought up everything they could once inside the store. For years, they’ve been able to sell the items at huge mark-ups for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. But now, people have stopped buying the clothes, leaving eBay with a “graveyard” of unsold merchandise…” In Business Insider.
Brand to watch: Ostwald Helgasson – “In a jam-packed studio in Hackney Wick, overlooking the Olympic stadium, Susanne Ostwald is wiping up a tiny spillage from under my tea cup. ‘For Susie, everything has its place,’ her boyfriend and business partner Ingvar Helgason sniggers.” In The Telegraph.
What’s a store for? – “But Perry, no doubt out of devotion to his wife, Lisa, a fashion designer who made the suit in the same double knit she uses for her mod dresses, decided to wear it that night. And it was an evening of some importance, for the Perrys were off to a party at Barneys — their first since Richard bought the renowned specialty store.” In NY Times.
Chanel’s Scottish touch warms up the Highlands – “The Chanel show that Karl Lagerfeld put on last week at Linlithgow Palace, near Edinburgh, was spectacular in every sense of the word. The burning braziers, sending quivering light over old stone, and the dinner held in a tented space, arising like magic on the hillside, were outshone only by an exceptional collection.” In International Herald Tribune.
The fixer in the house of Narciso – “For women’s fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez, it has meant hiring left-brain fashion-industry veteran Robert J. Wichser in May. The label tapped him to be chief executive and resident ‘suit’ at the 15-year-old label. Mr. Wichser’s mission is to help the Narciso Rodriguez label regain the business mojo that has eluded it in recent years.” In Wall Street Journal.
L’Wren Scott: Fashion, Mick Jagger and now a fragrance – “Before she was a fashion designer whose clothes can be found in the closets of Nicole Kidman and Michelle Obama, and before she was famous for a decade-plus romance with Mick Jagger, L’Wren Scott was one of the most successful stylists working in Los Angeles.” In NY Times.
Consignment shopping, with confidence, on the web – “Rummage through your closet. Amass your no-longer-desirable designer clothes. Carry them to a consignment store or upload jpegs to eBay and wait for someone to deem your castoffs worthy of purchase. Or if you are on the buying end: pray the designer pieces you bought online are genuine. That used to be the drill for clothing resale, but with a spate of new sites devoted to the practice, the drill is changing fast.” In NY Times.
H&M launches first global clothing collection recycling program – “Last week, H&M announced it will launch a clothing collecting initiative worldwide. Starting in February 2013, customers at H&M, the world’s second biggest fashion chain after Spanish group Inditex, will be able to hand in used garments from any brand in H&M stores in all 48 markets. The items will then be handled by H&M’s partner, I:Collect, a global recycling company.” In Triple Pundit.