Where have I been since July?! Running what is quite possibly the exact opposite of the fashion businesses that I was running- a clamming company. That's right, clams that you eat. Established in 1994... just kidding, I won't bore you with the specifics, because if you're reading this you're probably here to read about things like the time I accidentally let myself into Emma Stone's house when Andrew Garfield opened the door.... or something of the like.
While on sabbatical from my corporate fashion position, I stepped in to help with the family business. What my time on the docks has afforded me is the luxury of going to work in gym clothes, managing a group of hot fishermen, and time to step back and witness what goes on in the fashion industry, without participating.
The Business of Fashion- the new Wall Street Journal of fashion is cooler, faster, and more attractive than WWD, whom I imagine is shaking in their snakeskin boots since the launch of their latest competition. With op-ed pieces, long form, and interviews not only about the designers, but also the financiers and officers of major brands, BOF chronicles a compelling and broad picture of what's happening on the business side of fashion. They've recently launched a similar model to their predecessor, including paid access and quarterly print editions, but their cross-platform content is what voracious fashion readers (and investors) really want to consume. I forsee BOF continuing to develop into a media mega brand.
Gucci- What the actual fuck does everyone see in Alessandro Michele's Gucci? Maybe it's because I've never looked to the 70's for inspiration, but I don't vibe with his super literal interpretation. But alas, sales figures don't lie, and according to BOF.com Gucci is experiencing the same kind of resurgence that Tom Ford brought to the brand in the 90's.
MFW- Everyone's finally paying attention to mens' fashion week! i mean, I always have, but now the shows and campaigns are getting the press they deserve.
Was I tempted to buy a Kylie Lip Kit? Yes.