Twenty-six-year-old model Amanda Murphy, who walked as a Prada exclusive this season and stars in the brand’s campaign to boot, isn’t fazed by her recent ascent to industry fame. “Everything happens for a reason, so it’s just my turn,” she explains.
Besides, Murphy is an accomplished “slashie”–not a model-slash-actress or a model-slash-musician, but a model-slash-radiology-technician. “I had work here [in Manhattan] on Friday, and Friday night, I flew home to work at the clinic on Saturday, and then Saturday after the clinic, I had to run to the airport to work here Sunday,” she says. “That’s the first and only time I’ve had a conflict. You have to spend money to make money and I’m at a growing point, so I’m okay with doing it.”
Murphy also discussed playing with Sasha Pivovarova’s baby backstage, the kindness of Alber Elbaz, and horseback riding.
If this doesn’t make notoriously scowl-y Victoria Beckham smile, we really don’t know what will. At last night’s Glamour UK Women of the Year Awards, Beckham was named woman, not of the year, but of the whole decade–precisely ten times better than anyone else’s award that night. And she used the opportunity to give a little Spice Girls throwback.
Read on to see who else got honors, and check out the red carpet.
Psst…here’s a little secret. I have very curly hair. Yet after 10 years of straightening treatments, blowouts, etc., no one seems to believe me.
Of course, that’s my own fault. I gave up on my curls. But you don’t have to. It’s never been easier to keep curly hair bouncy and frizz-free. I quizzed four fashion insiders—three with naturally curly hair, one with a (super cute) perm—on why they love their curly hair, and how they style it.
Coach’s Reed Krakoff announced today that he’s stepping down from the role of creative director to focus on his namesake luxury label. While Krakoff’s contract with the brand doesn’t end until the summer of 2014, he’ll be working on an advisory basis until then. Which means that Coach’s search for a new creative director is most certainly under way.
Krakoff’s partnership with Coach’s retiring CEO Lew Frankfort lasted a remarkable 16 years, and launched the leather-goods label into a new financial stratosphere. In 1996, when Krakoff came on board, sales were $500 million. In 2012, they reached almost $4.8 billion. Frankfort’s successor, Victor Luis, is already in place. (And a longtime member of the Coach team.) Whomever is brought on to replace Krakoff will have to be able to handle the tremendous financial pressure being a public company brings, but also help to expand Coach’s brand beyond handbags. Clothing, in particular, is an area where there is tremendous opportunity for growth, both abroad in and the US.
But who will it be? We’re sure Coach will search internally first, and that the search may end there. But it’s fun to consider outsiders. Here are our semi-educated suggestions for whom Coach should appoint as its next creative director. What do you think?
As we’ve mentioned, Coachella is more than just a music festival and has become a hotbed for street style and fashion company sponsorship opportunities–especially in recent years. However, musicians have been stylish forever and we feel that musician style is the most authentic there is. Tons of stylish acts are performing at Coachella this year, Read more →
Though I tend to choose more typical nail polish colors like pinks and reds, I did a double-take (really) when I saw this ocean-meets-turquoise-y blue Essie polish at Duane Reade.
Spring jackets are tricky business. How do you find one that’s not too thick, but will still protect you during those breezy evenings? Are you more of a trench coat or light leather jacket type of gal? We picked the brains of some of our favorite outerwear designers (Veda, Confezioni Crosby, Gryphon and more) to bring you some tips on how to find and wear the perfect spring jacket for you–and came up with a handy little guide to find the best ones.
We’ve scoured the market to find the best in five iconic spring jacket styles: the trench, the leather jacket, the denim jacket, the utility jacket, and the rain jacket (we already covered bombers, fyi).
We chatted with curator Joy Bivins about how new exhibit Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair all came together, from the Ebony Fashion Fair’s cultural significance, to the importance of the exhibition’s “risky” dark-skinned mannequins.