I’ve always been a great lover of fashion. I own a range of ball gowns and multicolor high tops, which can be pressed into duty as day or evening wear. I have at least four pairs of jeans, a few from recognized labels. (Well, someone would probably recognize them.) I even went to Bloomingdale’s last year after watching that Oprah episode and found out my bra size. It turned out I was wearing 36B when I was actually…larger than that. Double-letter larger.
I don’t even own a mirror; that’s how confident I am of my look.
Admittedly, my sense of style is somewhat singular. I’m creative, funky. I pair pieces that the “fashion world,” as it’s called, would label a “Don’t”—but then I’ll wear them for weeks at a time. Who says a $200 black cocktail dress can’t be worn with a lumpy blue grandma sweater, some purple Uggs, and a cape? Who says that maroon doesn’t go with red? People with mirrors, I bet.
Kate Moss unveiled her last collection for Topshop last night, which arrived at the New York store this morning. [WWD]
Mayor Bloomberg has announced a six-part fashion initiative to strengthen the city’s fashion industry in the wake of the massive growth of online retailers. [The Daily]
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The Gap’s first-ever Chinese ad campaign features the petit, blond Julia Frakes. [Refinery 29]
Diane von Furstenberg left last night’s fundraiser with Michelle Obama at Donna Karan‘s home early to attend another fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal. Russell Simmons left early to go to yoga. [WWD]
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Today’s Slate article “Kanye West Has a Goblet” starts with a contradiction. The reporter begins by mentioning he’s been invited to the rapper’s Manhattan apartment, and can describe even the most trifling details, such as the firmness of the pillows and the angles of the walls, despite the fact that Kanye West has Read More
In recent years, we’ve endured the resurrection of many 1980s staples, including skinny jeans, leggings, drop-crotch MC Hammer pants, Wayfarer sunglasses, cocaine and Andrew McCarthy.
So why did it take us so long to haul out the shoulder pads? Controversial linchpin of ’80s dressing, they conjure memories of Dynasty and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation, Read More
Anna Wintour‘s new competition is the editor of Russian Vogue, Aliona Doletskaya. [NYT]
Meanwhile, French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld is flying in on Friday to catch the last day of Fashion Week. [The Cut]
Lanvin is reportedly in talks to sell a share of the company to a Read More