Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Actually, it’s a subject with no clear conclusions. I could tell from my conversations with fashion house executives, like Shirley Cook of Proenza Schouler, that online shopping and information is forcing designers to be better designers — sharper and more competitive. But the landscape presents weird paradoxes. Candace Corlett, a partner at WSL Strategic Retail in New York, made me laugh when she pointed out that designers are all focused on their runway shows, comparing the collections to exquisite, “well-crafted sentences,” and yet, more and more, young women are putting their trust in peer reviews with bad grammar and haul videos shot in messy bedrooms.

-Cathy Horyn's "Girl's Rules For Fall"

Dear John


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A must-read on the overexposure of luxury brands via portholes like Gilt Groupe as well as the growing appetite for ‘the next big thing’ at the Huffington Post here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The one and only Audrey. [via]

Friday, August 13, 2010

Great editorial in the new Dazed & Confused...


Monday, August 9, 2010

More fashion bloggers are looking to get paid for product coverage, says Fashionista in light of conversations at the recent BlogHer conference.

Meanwhile, PSFK has an interesting piece on, which "aims to provide bloggers and advertisers with a set of easily identifiable disclosures and codes that can be used to identify any material connections in blog posts, tweets or other communications," here.

Friday, August 6, 2010

As if Celine FW10 wasn't enough to get one revved up for a 70s comeback, there's this recent editorial from Vogue Turkey...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

One of my favorite places I have ever visited: architect Luis Barragon's house in Mexico City...

"When all else is lost, the future still remains." -- Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)


Monday, August 2, 2010

Missing Miami...

I first came across Dan Hillier's arresting work in a small boutique in Paris last summer. The London-based artist has lent his images to London Fashion Week and sells prints of his evocative, enigmatic etchings on his namesake website. But, now Hillier is offering an even more economical way to nab his work: canvas totes.
Alisa Gould-Simon is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn.