“They have no metal parts. So when you go to places whose names I won’t mention, where you’re not allowed to take cameras, you can keep it on you and it doesn’t show up [on the scanner]. Of course I would never dream of doing that…”
From a great interview with Suzy Menkes in Industrie magazine
Love the above soundbite from FT editor Lionel Barber in this three-minute day-in-the-life video from CNN that shows how the Financial Times gets made:
And this is how it gets printed!
“No smoking here”
Lagerfeld is a PR genius. Love this WWD story of him handing out sketches of a tuxedo to editors garnished with the words ‘no smoking here’, a reference to YSL’s tuxedos and a confidence in Chanel’s own house codes. “We don’t have to do smoking,” Karl told said editors, “Hedi Slimane does it really well.”
“If the colour fits, wear it”
Essie founder, Essie Weingarten on Into The Gloss
I loved reading Weingarden’s soundbites and stories. Did you know you should wait two minutes between each coat of nail polish? Me neither. She also had this observation of European beauty consumers; “In Europe, as far as color is concerned, women are a little more sophisticated. They like a lot of green.” Er, what did I just post about three days ago? Oh yeah, Estee Lauder’s new green-black polish. Essie has nail colours that are still going strong since the very early days. Bordeaux (a wine red) and Ballet Slippers (pale pink) are 31 years old and Fiesta (colour-matched to a favourite raspberry pin cushion) is 30 years old. Read here for more.
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“On Saturday, I am attending nine different street parties ending with a fish ‘n’ chip supper and a knees-up, only to do it all over again the following three days. My mum said she is out so much over the Diamond Jubilee weekend that she is going to sleep in her pearly suit!”
Love this interview with Teresa Watts, Pearly Queen of Clapton via the Jasper Conran blog
[Photo: Harry Dutton]
“This is the moment. It’s up to you to make it the most fabulous moment that you can have.”
Can’t get enough of Princess Julia and her fantastic soundbites on StylelikeU
“To really have success and to really make it you need staying power. That’s not an accident. Those designers work at it all the time, they never stop.”
Calvin Klein on reality fashion TV, Fashionista
“I would have to say that my interview with Karl Lagerfeld was fun because we exchanged ponytail tips before the interview. You can’t do that with many octogenarian fashion legends…”
Imran Amed, GQ – Happy 5th anniversary Business Of Fashion!
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