Whispers are furiously circulating that Google will be launching an e-commerce entity which will become fashion’s next big thing. The speculation is based on a few leading hints. One, a Tweet picked up by WWD: “Breaking news: Google is launching an e-commerce site with shop in shops by major designers #google #theyrgonnabepissed #geturshopon,” which, uh, is pretty straightforward. Second, Google is holding a fashion industry party this week, where the company is expected to make some sort of announcement. If you ask us, Google hosting a fashion cocktail party isn’t exactly your ordinary pairing, so it sounds like something is up.
If this is the high design endeavor that we think it will be, we’ll be betting that our online shopping habits might change quite a bit. Google, with its power to find what you can’t and round up massive amounts of info, might just be the go-to for any wardrobe addition. We’ll see. [The Thread] Keep reading »
At long last, we get to see designer Tom Ford‘s much discussed and totally secreted away collection for spring 2011. Six years ago, Ford resigned from his dual post as creative director of Gucci and YSL, leaving ’70s-loving ladies filled with sadness. In the interim, Ford created his own brand, hawking fragrances and eye wear, opened a series of menswear retail stores, and made the critically acclaimed “A Single Man,” for which leading man Colin Firth was nominated for an Academy Award. But it wasn’t until this September that Ford returned to women’s wear with a fashion show that only a select few were allowed to see, which featured models like Beyonce and Julianne Moore, and from which photographers were barred, save one. Now, Vogue has the first images of the collection and a profile of the designer, who’s committed to helming his brand his way. [Vogue] Keep reading »
I’m all for eye-catching design, but I’d prefer that my clothing choices didn’t lead to 911 calls from concerned passersby, like this Jason Wu sweater might: “Ummm, yeah, there’s a woman in front of me in line at Starbucks, and she’s obviously bleeding out, but she doesn’t seem to notice … yeah … that’s right … no she seems pretty perky … she just ordered a latte … send someone quick.” But hey, if you’re looking to meet a hot paramedic, it’s only $625 at Bergdorf Goodman. Keep reading »
The media lords hath heard our prayers! If you aren’t already freaking out, you will when you hear this: Fashion blogging sensation Tavi and Jane Pratt (founder and editor of Sassy and Jane mags) are teaming up to create a new teen magazine. Tavi made the announcement on her blog, saying, “You guys may know how I feel about Sassy. You also may know that I’ve been babbling about how I think our generation should get one, too. Jane Pratt, founding editor and then EIC of Sassy, also became aware, and emailed me, and we’ve met a couple times, and it looks like we’re going to start a magazine for an audience of wallflowerly teenage girls.”
People like us have been clamoring for ages for a Sassy revival, and we could see the potential for that to happen with Tavi, but as she wisely points out, “[this magazine] won’t be Sassy (or the rebirth of Sassy, or Sassy 2.0) and nor do we want it to be.” Rather, the publication will “use Sassy as a point of reference for the whole teen-magazine-that-doesn’t-suck thing …” We love how Tavi wants to create something new but still retain the nostalgia for an era that feels creative to us now … Keep reading »
Plaid + kitten heel + boot = incredibly cute? Or OTT? We’re feeling these Jun Takahashi boots … but think they look like a serious pain to walk in. [High Snobette] Keep reading »