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Quote of the day: Christophe Lemaire

Christophe lemaire on the everyday uniform

“If you can step away from the system of changing a collection every six months, you realize that you do not want to change your wardrobe every season, you just want to build your wardrobe. If you notice someone really elegant, you will notice that there is a kind of uniformity, a kind of stability. I think stylish people know themselves, they know how to dress, they know what suits them, their body — and what makes them feel confident. That’s not changing every six months — that’s just absurd.”
Christophe Lemaire, New York Times T Magazine

Trending: Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz is trending on my social media timeline. The New York writer-slash-social-commentator was spotted at yesterday’s DVF show (more…)

Beauty social networks ‘are a marketer’s paradise’…

I often trawl The Fashion Spot forums to research new fashion ad campaigns and magazine editorials but I’m not so well up on the beauty forums. The New York Times has an interesting piece on beauty review sites like She Said Beauty and Pampadour, which let consumers talk to each other about beauty products before they buy. Sephora’s beauty network, Beauty Talk gives its super-users advance info on new products which is a nice perk as well as a good way to keep them contributing to the site (unsurprisingly, Beauty Talk members spend more money on the site than regular customers). Read the story here

Good and bad taste? It’s a load of baloney!

Bill Cunningham on good and bad taste and the influence of globalisation and gay marriage at Paris Fashion Week…