Post 9

1) Conde Nast is working with Wal-Mart to launch a magazine

  • So, this is the American counterpart to the Rogers Publishing/Wal-Mart collaboration happening in Canada (I discussed that in Post 6)
  • I hope that is not the cover
  • It’s only 12  pages! That’s hardly bigger than the weekly flyer

2) Kate Moss modelling for Stuart Weitzman

  • I think Stuart Weitzman is having a resurgence
  • Been seeing the brand a lot in the press lately (didn’t Beyonce pay tribute to him too?)
  • I’m guessing everyone’s over the platform heel?

3) Check out the work of Georges Hobeika

4) Deborah Lippmann is launching a Girls nail polish line

  • I wrote about this happening in Post 8!

Post 8

1) There is now a Modern Family line of nail polish from Nicole By OPI

  • The  colours shown are cute and actually embody the referenced characters
  • I am a bit surprised other shows weren’t higher on the list for collaboration
  • I’m thinking a Girls (the HBO show) nail polish line would be popular, as would Mad Men (obviously) and Downton Abbey

2) Check out the 2013 Spring trends, as modeled by 1990s sitcom characters by

  • Not usually a fan of these photo slideshows, but love this one
  • Forgot how stylish Laura Winslow from Family Matters was
  • I know this is the second TV related item posted, but I love TV, yes that means TV>>>Film for me

3) How the term curvy now can be used to describe sizes 2 to 22

  • Love this article by Laura Bans
  • Curvy as a term has really become a crutch, and most often, doesn`t even apply to the person being described

Post 7

1)  Prabal Gurung instagrammed his mood board for his fall 2013 line.

  • I guess “instragrammed” is a verb now, although spell-check disagrees
  • There’s a lot of Romeo & Juliet inspiration, with pictures of Leo & Claire
  • Does that mean a California vibe for the collection?

2) China is now the largest consumer of luxury goods

  • No doubt, the industry has been catering to this market, by featuring Chinese models
  • But, I am a bit surprised that a designer from China has not hit it big yet

3) This is Jessica Chastain’s BEST.COVER.EVER. (Vogue Germany, January 2013)

Post 6

1) Damn, Rogers Publishing and Wal-Mart are launching a magazine

  • I definitely think this is a new normal
  • But, I wonder how magazines feel about this
  • Also, this makes me nostalgic for catalogues, which were the original retailer magazines in my opinion

2) Flare Magazine does a roundup of the top 15 malls in Canada

  • I would add Square One (in Mississauga) and Vaughn Mills (in Vaughn) to the list
  • I think they were omitted to make the list less Ontario-centric

3) Still don’t get the fascination with fancy scented candles

  • In my mind, candle=fire hazard
  • Safety first people

Post 5

1) Watch Marion Cotillard design a bag for Dior

  • I love that she loves houndstooth too!
  • Is this the first time that the face of a couture house designs a bag for the house as well? It seems like that shouldn’t be the case, but I cannot think of others
  • It’s hard to give my impressions of the bag, couldn’t get a good look at it (and I didn’t see a houndstooth one)
  • Also, I do think the video could have been trimmed down by a minute, brevity is a good quality when it comes to YouTube

2) Emerald is the couleur de l’année for 2013 according to Pantone

  • Is it me or is the shade they chose slightly seafoam-ish, it doesn’t have the vibrancy of what emerald should be (at least in my mind)
  • Also, I still love Tangerine Tango

3) H&M announces a clothes recycling service

  • It’s my understanding you get a discount voucher for bringing in old clothes
  • I predict every retailer will start doing this in the future
  • I love this idea!

Post 4

1) Oh no, not Charlotte Casiraghi too

  • People, when are we going to understand, dressing up in Native clothes, blackface or brownface are all NO-NOS!
  • Also, why is she even wearing a costume at a European show-jumping competition?

2) Vintage Joan Collins!

3) Huzzah, Chanel goes tartan

  • I love this collection, as I am a Scottophile (doesn’t have the ring of Anglophile, does it?)

4) This is the second holiday video made by a major retailer (Kate Bosworth is in Topshop’s campaign) that I’ve encountered

Post 3

1) Kalki Koechlin covers Vogue India for December 2012 in Louis Vuitton PJs

  • This isn’t the first time Vogue India’s cover featured a hot pink background
  •  The cover works, although I wish the top of her head wasn’t cut off and the text on the cover was a bit more uniform

2) Here are four other covers of Indian glossies for December 2012, and they’re all pretty good, kudos all around.

3) Karl Lagerfeld is making a line of “jelly shoes” for Brazilian brand Melissa

  • Ok, so I had to google “jelly shoes”, and let’s just say…I shouldn’t have
  • Karl is really known for these collaborations, but I wonder if there will ever come a time where he should stop

4) Racked teaches you how to pronounce Ralph Lauren

  • I am kind of a stickler for correct name pronunciation
  • I cringed when watching an episode of the The Hills (note: I didn’t cringe at the entire series, it had its moments) where Whitney Port mispronounced Givenchy as Guh-venchy, in Paris, quelle horreur!