Last month, some geniuses came up with an online directory of PR/stylist contact information, which has already proven itself to be useful in our office. This month, a whole different set of amazing people launch TheFashionList.com, an online directory of every upcoming fashion/beauty event/show/presentation/party, complete with location, and contact information for the people in charge. You can even check the list against your own party planning to make sure there aren't any conflicts. Seriously, this is incredible. We're loving this trend of people making the lives of assistants and editors everywhere that much easier. But will this override Ruth Finley's Fashion Week calendar? Because, in a weird way, that would be kind of sad.
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Five Reasons Why It's Okay Not to Show at Fashion Week
First, Chris Benz announced that he'd be sitting out the Fall 2013 shows. Soon after, Peter Som decided to forgo the traditional runway for one of KCD's nifty digital fashion shows, following in the footsteps of See by Chloe and Pierre Balmain, amongst others. Then last week's Wall Street Journal article about designers forgoing New York Fashion Week hit the real nerve, highlighting several up-and-coming (as well as established) labels choosing not to stage runway shows or presentations. Suddenly, it's okay—even respectable in certain circumstances—not to show at Fashion Week.
Re-Commerce Site Threadflip Makes It Even Easier to Sell Your Clothes Online with New Feature
When we rounded up the best ways to sell your clothes online earlier this year, Threadflip was far and away our favorite method. It just seemed like the simplest, easiest to use, most democratic and reasonably priced re-commerce (the term techies use for the selling of used clothes online) out there. And they've just gone and made it even better with a brand new feature that launches today.