- Ariel Foxman is now the editorial director at InStyle and StyleWatch. [WWD]
- Shape and Fitness magazines are merging into one publication. [Jezebel]
- Jones New York is closing its stores and shutting down its wholesale operations. [WWD]
- Rumors are swirling the Bruce Jenner is planning a docuseries on his journey transitioning to a woman. [TMZ]
- Tommy Hilfiger is writing a memoir. [WWD]
- Disney unveils its first Latina Princess. [E!]
- WSJ sits down for a chat with Steven Meisel. [WSJ]
- SNAIL FACIALS. They’re a thing. A creepy, crawly thing. [The Week]
Just call January the grim retail reaping. Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade are the latest brands going to slaughter with Kate Spade & Company announcing that it will be closing freestanding stores for both labels. But don’t worry — we won’t have to completely say goodbye to these brands. Kate Spade New York will absorb Kate Spade Saturday, while Jack Spade will shift its focus to e-commerce and building its presence in other stores.
So, if you were a fan of shopping IRL at either of these stores, you only have a few more months to cash in on that retail experience. Kate Spade & Company should have all the stores closed down by the middle of the year.
Rebekka Bay is the latest designer to leave a brand, vacating her post as executive vice president and creative director of Gap. Not only is Bay leaving, but the retailer is eliminating her position completely. This comes at a rough time for the retailer, which just announced plans to shut down its Piperlime subsidiary in order to focus on more lucrative brands like Intermix and Banana Republic.
Gap has gone through a lot of changes in the past year. In addition to hiring CEO Art Peck after former CEO Glenn Murphy retired, it hired two new presidents: Jeff Kirwan (Gap) and Andi Owen (Banana Republic). Clearly, there are a lot of shake-ups going on at the company as it restructures.
By now, it’s pretty clear that the world is a bit more fascinated with George Clooney’s wife than they are with the actor himself. And can you blame us? Amal is supremely intelligent, an accomplished human rights lawyer, beautiful and stylish to boot. She is exactly what you think of when you imagine the modern woman who has it all. Though she is quite a glamorous woman whose love story is something of a Hollywood fairy tale, when she’s at work, she means business.
Journalist Bruno Waterfield found this out the hard way when he asked Amal about her personal style during an appearance at the European Court of Human Rights. The reporter tweeted the details of the exchange, saying he asked her about “fashion speculation,” to which the 36-year-old lawyer replied, “I’m wearing Ede & Ravenscroft,” a brand established in 1689 that makes ceremonial robes for graduations — and also for the U.K. judiciary. It even provides those wigs lawyers in the U.K. always have to wear.
Guys, she handled that one perfectly. We’re putting this one into the “reasons to love Amal Clooney” file we’ve been keeping, which right now, is pretty much full.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]
Lui magazine may not be the go-to publication for fashion, but we still get excited about its covers. After all, the magazine has tapped Kate Moss, Rihanna and Laetitia Casta. For the provocative magazine’s February issue, Marie Gillain is its latest cover conquest. Mark Segal shot the Belgian actress, most likely best-known for her portrayal of Adrienne Chanel in Coco Before Chanel to us fashion folk, striding through an apartment building wearing nothing except a pair of briefs and a silk robe. Marie looks effortless but that doesn’t seem to be what’s upsetting our forum members.
“In the context it doesn’t mean ‘whore,’ in French it’s also a slang to say ‘very good.’ I don’t know how you would translate it exactly in English, maybe someone else could be more precise. But they’re not saying that she is a ‘putain.’ But I agree that they could have chosen a better tagline, it’s not very pretty,” noted Zelda Zonk, informing us of the correct terminology.
Also quick to voice his concerns was Benn98: “I don’t know why Marie Gillain decided to do Lui. Sorry, but I feel a bit territorial about her as she’s one of my favorite actresses. Don’t mind nudity or sexuality, but I’d have liked her for Vogue Paris. The image also doesn’t look very promising.” But once the full cover surfaced, he returned and posted, “Oooh, she looks hott! Actually, I’ll let this slide.”
Luxx shared a positive outlook and admired the cover for being “super sexy and bold!”
“This cover is hot but in a good way…” added KissMiss.
What’s your opinion of Lui‘s February 2015 cover? Let us know here.
Rag & Bone’s latest film effort revolves around the label’s Spring 2015 campaign. Creative Directors Marcus Wainwright and David Neville once again tapped Boardwalk Empire star Michael Pitt to star in the ads and also direct a 12-minute film to coincide with the collection. Today, a trailer for the short popped up on the Rag & Bone website.
Watch the video clip above.