A model presents a Frank Sorbier design from his fall/winter couture collection and holds a “Bonus Track” sign. Coupled with the junk food wrapper corset, we’d say this is one of those “you had to be there” moments. [Paris, 7/7/10] Keep reading »
Did you know that after Paris Hilton got out of jail, she made an appearance at Hollywood store Kitson to promote her fashion line and attracted such crowds that the surrounding area was shut down by police? Kitson store owner Fraser Ross tells WWD that Lindsay Lohan could experience a similar reaction. “Maybe Lindsay could use this to her benefit,” he suggests, adding that she “should make sure she’s wearing her line when she gets out of jail.” As they say: all press is good press, and Lindsay’s impending jail sentence might actually make fans more supportive and draw more interest in her leggings brand, 6126, which hasn’t exactly been a runaway success. Jeff Vansinderen, a retail analyst not associated with 6126, gave his two cents: “It’s not necessarily a bad thing,” he said. “At the end of the day it may not hurt, and it could even help sales in an ironic and twisted way. It would help if she is successful in her recovery and fans get behind her. Then she could use that to her benefit to promote the line.”
Knowing this, do you think it would be wrong of Lindsay to leverage her low point with the law to garner sympathy? Or should she be doing everything she can to get back on track—in life and in business?
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This poor guy is so focused elsewhere that he’s missing the wonderfully sexist up-skirt view behind him. Poor fellow! [Copyranter] Keep reading »
Threadless, the Chicago-based brand that’s gained a cult following for their crowd-sourced graphic tees, is teaming up with Dell computers to produce a line of laptops featuring Threadless designs. The company has more than 80,000 designs in their archives with new ones submitted by the dozens daily. The initial run will feature 11 different design options, but the choices will be updated based on user votes two to four times a year. Sorry, HP and Vivienne Tam, but Threadless has your fancy netbooks beat. [Lookbooks] Keep reading »
Last week, I sauntered into the Gap to escape the heat and to check out the sale section. Once again, Gap didn’t let me down and somehow I walked out of there with a shopping bag full of sale goodies. While the items weren’t truly remarkable, they are staples, like a striped oversized T-shirt and T-strap sandals, that will go with a number of things I often wear. Everything at the Gap goes on sale eventually, so I checked out the website to see what other staples had been reduced. I’m really excited about a number of these items because they can be worn in so many ways with a change of accessories or shoes. See what I found after the jump. Keep reading »