Lectura de sambata dimineata
Asa cum oamenii au propriile personalitati, senzatia mea e ca si zilele, saptamanile, lunile au ceva care le deosebeste unele de celelalte. Asa a fost cazul primelor doua saptamni de ianuarie din 2015. Poate ca au fost saptamani care anunta felul in care se va desfasura anul, poate ca au fost – pur si simplu – inca doua saptamani pe care le-am putut savura in voie…
Oricum, nu s fi putut cere un mai bland si frumos incpeut de an. De la seri cu prieteni, cine intime si discutii fabuloase in jurul unui pahar de vin sau filme vazute in mijlocul saptamanii, pana la reluarea lucrului si reintrarea intr-un ritm familiar, al lucrurilor mici si placute care invita la descoperirea unor surprize semnificativa. Simplitate, calm si ordine, asta e.
Sper ca anul a inceput si pentru voi cu semne bune – si va doresc sa fie un an cu gratie, surprize frumoase si experiente memorabile, care la final sa va faca sa zambiti larg.
Mai jos am pregatit pentru voi o selectie de articole, cele care mi-au placut si m-au interesat in ultima perioada. Va las sa le cititi, dar nu inaintea unui mic reminder: am deschis inscrierile pentru primul Style Masterclass din 2015, va fi organizat in 7 februarie; ca de obicei, grupa va fi formata din maximum 10 persoane, iar daca doriti sa participati imi puteti scrie la firstname.lastname@example.org
The year in fashion – „From Hawaiian shirts to Beyoncé’s bob, a his-and-hers run-through of the best of 2014.” In Wall Street Journal
January silver-haired fashion stars – „Reasons to be cheerful in 2015 include an 80-year-old Joan Didion modelling for Céline and three stylish grandmothers who front the Dolce & Gabbana campaign.” In The Telegraph.
What Men’s fashion shows mean for the average guy – „Whether you’re a style maven or a casual observer of clothing, there’s much to be learned from the seasonal runway circus.” In Wall Street Journal.
Why Nordstrom’s digital strategy works (and yours probably doesn’t) – “As far back as the late 1990s, Nordstrom started looking for opportunities to invest in technologies that would further empower their famously empowered employees.” In Harvard Business Review
Terry Richardson Returns to Magazine Covers, Without a Fuss – “It’s been a big week for forgiveness in fashion: John Galliano made his reappearance on the runway under the aegis of Maison Margiela, and the American Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone unveiled their latest covers, courtesy of the photographer Terry Richardson.” In NY Times
Galliano back to catwalk with London show – „John Galliano’s return to the catwalk, more than three years after he was fined €6,000 for anti-Semitic rants in a Paris café and had to leave Christian Dior, was open to various interpretation.” In Financial Times
To Sell Wearables to Women, First Make Them Feel Bad – “It’s not clear whether the makers of fitness bands and smart watches actually want women to take advantage of their full features or if they just want them to buy a new bracelet.” In BusinessWeek
Immigrant influence on Paris fashion – From Balenciaga to Karl Lagerfeld, the new Museum of Immigration History pays tribute to the non-Parisians who put the City of Light at the heart of fashion. In Wall Street Journal
The Jet-Set life of Karl Lagerfeld’s favorite male model – “As the most senior and prominent member of a group of male models often referred to as Karl’s Boys, Brad not only works for Chanel and Fendi, but also accompanies him on yearly vacations to St. Tropez and work trips and to parties worldwide.” In NY Times
City sneakers elevated to high fashion – „Trainers are perfect for January — even in the office.” In Financial Times
At Pitti Uomo in Florence, Put a Hat on It – “Mr. Gioli and Ms. Cornacchini are also characteristic of the kind of success stories likely to be generated at Pitti Uomo, which for all that it is an industrial behemoth, remains a fertile ground for experimentation and discovery.” In NY Times
The CFDA Debuts a Remodeled Fashion Calendar – “The New York fashion industry’s governing body is promising a much more organized Fashion Week this February.” In Fashionista
Retailers of the Future Are a Cut Above – “Big brands are watching as a clutch of startups take an entirely new approach to fashion retail.” In The Guardian