If you work in this industry long enough, you start to notice things. Strange things that otherwise might never occur to you. These last couple weeks have given us lots to ponder about ourselves and our colleagues. The amount of time Leah and I have spent discussing this stuff almost supersedes the amount of time we’ve spent chatting about runway trends. (Yeah, we’re voyeurs.) Have you noticed any of this? And is it all happening outside of the fashion walls?
1. Kisses. These days, signing off an email with “xx,” “xo” “xxx” “xoxoxox” or whatever combination you prefer just isn’t good enough. In the last three weeks, I’ve had three people close an email with “Kisses, INSERT NAME HERE.” I kinda like it. I’m not brave enough to use it just yet, but I may get there.
2. Hey lady. Suddenly I cannot start an email to a woman without saying “Hey lady,” unless it’s my mom or my Aunt Barb. Or Britt. And I feel like all my other fashion friends are doing the same thing. I cannot. Stop.
4. Grandma’s fur. I can name five girls I’ve spoken to over the last 14 days who wore a piece of their grandmother’s fur to fashion week. I did, too–a little fur collar she gave me years ago.
5. My So-Called Life marathons. So, I haven’t heard about this, but Grazia reports that fashion editors are trading in their Glee showings for My So-Called Life viewing parties. Given that I’m obsessed with My So-Called Life and have no interest in Glee whatsoever, this sounds fantastic.