Monday, January 31, 2011

Erin Fetherston's New Project

Erin Fetherston is taking her ready-to-wear style to a new, contemporary line called Erin. It is said to debut at New York Fashion Week for Fall 2011. After collaborating with Target in 2007 and designing for Juicy Couture, she has decided to take another route from her ready-to-wear line. Her girlie signature style will be applied to her new contemporary line, hopefully including some princess frocks, embellished tees, parkas, and skinny trousers with edge.

I am hoping that her line will pull from the Erin Fetherston ready-to-wear line archive.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The New Queen of Paris

At a time when fashion editors become icons of the industry, it is a dynamic change when a leader steps down and a new queen of the world’s fashion capital must emerge. 

The queen of French fashion and artistic controversy, Carine Roitfeld, has moved on from her ten-year position as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris. She is known as the inventor of porno chic, which covered the pages of her Vogue career. She pushed fashion into a new arena of violence, provocation, and artistic darkness. Her influence in eye-catching and controversial ideas was also present on catwalks throughout the past decade. 

Although some questioned her work, her iconic eroticism bridged the gap between art and fashion, increasing sales by hundreds of thousands each month.  Even with her pushing of fashion boundaries, Conde Nast, the owner of Vogue, decided to keep Roitfeld’s style, due to its success.

Roitfeld is often considered the head of Royal Family of Fashion, and many have been mulling over who would become her successor and take the reigns of Vogue Paris

Emmanuelle Alt has been chosen to take Roitfeld's place as Editor-in-Chief, after being the magazine's fashion editor. She has  reputation of rock and roll chic, often seen in Balmain jackets, Marant boots, and lots of black. Her work will continue to create merge the gap between art and fashion for which Roitfeld was admired; more rock chic, less porno chic possibly.

It has been announced that Gisele Bundchen will be the first cover girl for Alt. This is quite a statement considering that Gisele is the face of Balenciaga and Roitfeld's long time battle with the label. However, this is a great start for the sales department. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Inspiration Board

Late January Inspiration Board:
-Chloe SS11
-Jil Sander silhouettes
-Bold colors
-Freja Beha Erichsen
-Arizona Muse

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Range Review

Today, French Connection had their spring/summer 2011 range review day for womenswear and menswear. Last night, I spent a quite a long time arranging the racks of menswear into packs and store grade for Rob's presentation. Rob, the stylists, and I had to transfer everything to the showroom (which was a lot of clothes) and set it up according to the French Connection line an FCUK line. I helped the stylists pulled some things for the mannequins and show outfits of the presentation! That was an absolute dream!

This is my sample outfit for range review:
Vanilla Fair dress

Scalloped embroidered hem

Babydoll fit

The presentations went really well for both mens and womenswear. The feedback from the UK retail managers was also really good for visual merchandising, marketing, and the collections. All stores are changing the style of visual merchandising to a more "boutique" look. If you check out the new lines in stores, they will be arranged in outfits, which makes the floor much more interested and gives customers different pairing ideas for each piece. It felt like a new shopping experience when I went in the store today. Very innovative!

After presentations were finished, there was a runway show with both collections for each of the season's packs. It ended lovely with "are you man?" and "are you woman?" on the underwear bottoms of the models... surprise!!!

This is the last week that FC and FCUK stores will be having the 75% of deals. Next week the stores will be revamped for spring. You can also find awesome discounts for winterwear at

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mr. Adorable

A StyleList cheer -up this morning

"Women don't have to be seven and a half feet tall and weigh 3 kilograms." -Alber Elbaz

Not only do we love his genius creations, but his wonderful view of beauty (which are present in his designs). Although, sometimes it is hard not to feel like we must adhere to these high standards. Hoping I see beauty through his wise eyes some day.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My French Connection

With my new internship with the men's buyer for French Connection coming up... I have been stalking their blog, Electrique, a bit.

At a recent press day, French Connection gave a preview for Spring/Summer 2011... and I cannot wait for some of these pieces! With oversized, loose-knit sweaters, leather and long skirts, and mod style dresses, the preview gave me wonderful anticipation of what's to come of the entire line. I love the mix of street style sixties and seventies! Here are some of the pieces that I love most!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ello London

Tomorrow I am traveling to London to study and work for a few months. I have created an addition blog that will be all about my experiences (mostly with fashion/style) in London, while this blog will remain as is concerning news in the fashion industry of designers, icons, and style. Please visit my new blog, london girl, and continue reading this one!