Lectura din dimineata de weekend
Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.
Sper ca aveti o duminica linistita, ca o vacanta nesfarsita… Spre seara revin cu numele castigatoarei cartii Harper’s Bazaar Greatest Hits 😉
Fashion”s new power clique – “Medine’s statement might’ve been in jest, but it’s not so incorrect. She and her contemporaries—all, for the most part, well under 30—are part of a rising group of fashion It girls who aren’t content with a Vogue assistant title. Fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit, these up-and-comers are forgoing personal assistant jobs and time in the fashion closet to do their own thing, often straight out of school.” In Daily Beast.
Mencyclopedia: Rapha – “This weekend some 70,000 riders, Boris Johnson included, will pedal their way around the capital at two separate cycling events. Chris Froome won the Tour de France last week; last year it was Sir Bradley Wiggins. Of all the sporting pursuits that Britain is suddenly so uncharacteristically successful in, cycling is the one that’s freewheeled fastest into the nation’s daily life.” In The Telegraph.
Scents for men, minus the mating call – „Three year ago, the siblings Matthew and Madison Ruggieri of Los Angeles had a smart idea for an online company. With $10,000 and a spare bedroom in their San Fernando Valley home, they started The Motley, a retailer of men’s grooming products with an eye for quality and aesthetics.” In NY Times.
A love affair with fashion – „Suzy Menkes, with her wit, wisdom and unwavering pompadour, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on fashion. As a selection of her clothes go to auction at Christie’s, she tells AnOther about her earliest experiences in fashion.” In Another Magazine.
The universal shopping cart arrives online – “Lyst, the fashion site that allows you to personalize your own wannabe closet, is adding a feature today that its founder, Chris Morton, hopes will throw a big wrench into the e-shopping experience as we know it and change the status quo.” In Financial Times.
Curated fashion startup StylistPick taken over by Hallett Retail – “London-based curated fashion startup Stylistpick is being taken over by Hallett Retail, to become the online outlet for the British wholesaler.” In Venture Village.
Donatella Versace vs. JW Anderson – “Twenty years on from Donatella’s first Versus collection, she and Anderson are gathered at the Versace flagship in Manhattan to talk about his capsule collection for her beloved label. The departure of Christopher Kane, who had been leading a successful revival since 2010, has prompted a rethink of Versus Versace as a seasonless line that features the brand’s signature elements (studs, op-art prints, safety pins) and drafts in different designers for special collaborations, starting with Anderson.” In Dazed Digital.
In Paris, underneath it all – „A metal cage opens the Paris exhibition “La Mécanique des Dessous” (Behind the Seams: An Indiscreet Look at the Mechanics of Fashion) at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs through Nov. 24. This indiscreet history is not what translates in the mind as frills and fluff: The curator Denis Bruna had good reason to choose a scientific expression.” In NY Times.
Lessons from the stylish: Rosamund Pike – „Pike’s elegantly icy blond beauty could easily seem aloof. Combined with her deep, mellifluous RP she could have the crasser members of the film industry cowering in their Armani suits. Recently however, she’s turned herself into a hot, albeit intellectual Hollywood property – not quite in the Kate Winslet mould, but not as terrifying as Vanessa Redgrave either.” In The Telegraph.
Mini-Me with high heels of her own – „Industry observers say the trend is part of a bigger, so-called “mini-me” craze in the children’s wear market, linking fashions for children’s clothing and accessories with the latest from mom and dad’s runway, no matter how impractical it may be for a child’s rough-and-tumble lifestyle.” In NY Times.