Quote of the day: Phoebe Philo

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“I’ve got friends with copied pieces. My mum’s even got a knock-off bag! I love it, I’m nothing but flattered.”
Phoebe Philo on Celine knock-off, US Vogue

Quote of the day: Byronesque’s Gill Linton

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“The blatant pillaging of vintage archive looks and designers’ ideas is shameful and lazy. We end up going around in a creative circle rather than making progress.”
Interesting thoughts on fast fashion and vintage from Byronesque’s Gill Linton, PSFK

Quote of the day: Charlie Porter on ‘newness’

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“For menswear, the shows coincide with delivery. When the men’s editors arrive in Milan, on Friday afternoon most people go, straight away, to Prada and it’s the Prada fight. Who can buy it first? Then we go and see the new show. You have to do it before the new show, while the old show is still ‘the new show’.”
Charie Porter discusses ‘newness’ at the menswear shows in BON International

Quote of the day: Lena Dunham

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“It always makes me so crazy when people on shows have a new winter coat every day. I wore the same winter coat for three years after college, even after my dog peed on it.”
Lena Dunham, in this insightful New York Times story on the costumes behind the characters in Girls

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Quote of the day: Lynn Yaeger on Fashion Week

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“I always say that I would rather spend a week at Rikers Island or the hospital than do Fashion Week. Don’t you think it’s like school? It’s sort of divided up into periods and it has mean girls and you go from one class to another. It’s the worst.”
Lynn Yaeger, New York Observer, 2009

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Quote of the day: Suzy Menkes on disposable cameras

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“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

Quote of the day: “It’s more important to be right than first”

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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!

Quote of the day: Karl Lagerfeld

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“No smoking here”
Karl Lagerfeld

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.”

Quote of the day: Anna Sui on Antonio Lopez

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“It’s not about fabulous anymore. It’s about having 500 friends on Facebook and the same American Apparel outfit to wear to a festival. It was kind of the opposite then. Freak was the preferred genre.”
Anna Sui in Guy Trebay’s excellent New York Times piece on Antonio Lopez

Other things I learnt:
Rizzoli is publishing the monograph, Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex & Disco by Mauricio and Roger Padilha next week

The next major MAC make-up campaign will be inspired by Lopez’ illustrations and coterie of fabulous friends

Bill Cunningham and Antonio Lopez were BFFs and studio neighbours

Pat Cleveland is working on her memoir

Quote of the day: Essie Weingarten

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“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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