L'Oreal Toronto Fashion Week Spring Summer 2009. Photos by G. Pimentel.
Posts for October 27th 2008
>> ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL —It was only a matter of time before a French fashion house snapped up Marion Cotillard. Christian Dior has done just that, tapping the actress to become the face of their Lady Dior bag, which was introduced in 1995 and carried by Princess Diana. The campaign will be out later this year; Cotillard follows behind Lady Dior faces Monica Bellucci, Diane Kruger and Carla Bruni. [WWD]
>> There's nothing wrong with enticing shoppers with free goodies in this economy, and Phillip Lim is known for his ethnically diverse runways, so this one stumps me a little.
During the month of December, shoppers at Lim's stores will be offered the choice of two denim totes with any purchase — one embroidered with Lim's initials, and the other below. The only problem is, the first image that popped into my head upon seeing the below tote was not a refreshing one — it reminds me of blackface. I'm sure that wasn't the intention, but still — not the image you want your shoppers to be transmitting freely around, and especially not when it is traceable back to your store.
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>> INSIDER WIRE —Last week, The New York Times deemed the art portion of the Chanel Mobile Art exhibit "completely mundane," and it seems like Karl Lagerfeld agreed. He had only solicited Zaha Hadid's contribution to the project, not the contents within: "The pavillon is the most exciting. Whatever may be in there — that is not my problem." Guess he's established himself enough to nip at the hand that feeds him? [New Yorker]
It might be a grey Monday but our Network partners are as prompt as ever--bringing us around-the-clock postings on all things fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and more. Eye 4 Style (now OnSugar!) scouted out some online shopping deals for those of us who medicate Monday with e-commerce indulgences. Girl Woman Beauty Brains (also now OnSugar!) found two sale bangles from J. Crew that remind us that the designer options are not the only ones to covet. Network Partner, Senora Cartera posted a thoughtful comparison between the handbags of Tory Burch and Anya Hindmarch. Finally, Shiny Squirrel, who always finds great independent designers, posted some look book images from Garland Coo.