Lately we have been wearing leg warmers on our morning trips to the coffee shop, throwing the garment over our bedtime leggings makes us feel like we are getting dressed and has a profond affect on our warm quotient. Leggings themselves aren't warm enough but we admit that before our caffeine getting dressed feels daunting. We may be scaring the cute girls at Marlow and Sons but warmth this cheap is practically a recession special
Posts for October 2008
We are loving the audacity of A.P.C who is taking summer's favorite preppy favorite, madras, and making it into a fall merchandising statement complete with autumnal colors and clever layering pieces.
>> THE MODELIZER —Although she made a last minute cancellation at Christopher Kane's dinner last night due to the flu, Kate Moss hopped on a plane at Heathrow today with Jamie Hince. Perhaps it was to make that Halloween party she's rumored to be hosting with Naomi Campbell? She definitely has something planned for Halloween — her close friend Fran Cutler said last night: "Kate and I are planning to dress up as Tina Turner and Cher." [Grazia]
La Rouche-Posay is a proud sponsor of National Eczema Association October Awareness Month, helping bring the spotlight to what can be a debilitating condition from which people of all ages, including your editor, suffer. This kind of low grade long term health care issue may be less sexy than October's other health care banner issue but the toll eczema can take on a person's psyche, relationships, and general well being can be quite severe. We applaud La Roche Posay for getting involved in the cause.
Americans like classics from cars to appliances and even in their fashion so it's always interesting to us to see what great American brands have the loyalties of shoppers. According to BrandKeys who styles themselves as the world leader in consumer loyalty metrics the brands that have captured our hearts and pocket books are in fact purveyors of great fashion classics. The top four brands in their 2008
Customer Loyalty Engagement Index are:
1. L.L. Bean
2. J. Crew
3. Eddie Bauer/Land's End (tie)
We couldn't agree more actually as L.L Bean's duck boots, Eddie Bauer's goofy sweaters, Land's Ends canvas totes, J.Crew's colorful cardigans and yes Sear's stylish appliances are all fashionable classics to which even the most chic remain loyal. In fact our household owns all of these items.
The Brits can be strange creatures thus we cannot always tell when behavior is downright bizarres or merely perplexing, the opening of Westfield London being a case in point. In so far as we can tell Westfield is just a mall chain like any other (hell, we used to get lunch at the Westfield San Francisco) so why an indoor shopping mall with luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani and Mulberry is mixing it up with high street favourites like Topshop and Marks & Spencer in the middle of a one of the scariest economic moments of the last century is beyond us. Do the Brits somehow crave the mall rat experience we American shoppers have come to loathe? We haven't the slightest idea but they sure seem to be going out of their way to put on a show for this opening. Photo Source
Paid time off accruing on the books is a workaholic's catnip and a corporate accountant's nightmare and what with paranoia over layoffs mounting companies like the Gap are coming up with creative solutions to keep the books in the black like mandating time off. We can just see passel of casually dressed Gap folks wandering around San Francisco not knowing what to do with themselves.