Lots of things are happening for Brazilian actress, TV personality and model Camila Alves right now. She got married in June to Magic Mike star Matthe
Kate Young was recently named one of "Hollywood's Most Powerful Stylists" by the Hollywood Reporter and after one look at her celebrity clientele, it's easy to see why. She dresses Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman and Rachel Weisz, to name a few, all people on whom we've come to rely for spot-on perfect red carpet looks. This also means that, considering it's awards season and two of her clients are very much a part of that, Kate is super busy. Still, she found time for another new project. She's the latest INC Editor at Large for Spring/Summer 2012 at Macy's. She follows inaugural INC Editor at Large Anna Dello Russo and her duties are a bit vague, as those of an 'Editor at Large' tend to be. What we know for sure is that they include styling the new INC collection, which you can peruse below, and a hip party thrown in her honor, which took place yesterday evening at Le Bain. We stopped by to chat with the super stylist about that gig, plus the attention celebrity stylists have been getting lately, dressing Natalie and Michelle for the Oscars and other upcoming projects, like Natalie's next Dior campaign (!).
Inc. magazine just released their annual Inc. 500, a list of the country's 500 fastest-growing private businesses. Proving that members-only flash sales business model are still sound, online retailer Ideeli scored the number one spot on the list with a three-year sales growth of 40,882% and revenue of $77.7 million. The New York-based company launched in 2007 and specializes in limited-time sales with a variety of designers and was one of the first to adopt this type of business model in the U.S., shortly after Gilt Groupe. And we knew Ideeli was a major player in the online flash sale site game. These ecommerce sites were one of the only retail platforms to benefit from the recession--brands had excess inventory they needed to move and shoppers wanted deals. Paul Hurley, the founder of Ideeli, told Inc., "The day after Lehman failed, which was a spectacular day for us, you could fire a gun in Saks and not hit anybody." Still, we didn't know it was this big. Currently, ideeli boasts over 4.5 million members and 1,000 brand partners. Here are 10 more interesting facts about this year's fastest-growing company that you may not have known from Inc.'s profile:
Guess Kenneth Cole's Tweet-astrophe didn't serve as a cautionary tale for some fashion publicists. (In case you need a refresher, during the unrest in Egypt in February the designer tweeted "Millions are in uproar in #Cairo," rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo -KC.") In the inbox just now, a pitch for coverage from last night's party celebrating the launch of INC's Editor at Large campaign: "Last night while rioting ensued on the streets of London – Tom Stubbs caused a riot of his own with editors and guests at Parlor for the launch of INC’s Editor at Large campaign." Really? I mean, really?
Macy's is really trying to bump its fashion image up a notch or two. First the designer capsule collections--Karl Lagerfeld's is up next--and now: Anna Dello Russo. The kooky and beloved Vogue Japan editor has been tagged as the "premiere INC Editor at Large," which makes us think that Macy's will be featuring other editors in this role. What exactly does an INC Editor at Large do, you ask? Next week the press will get a preview of INC's new collections as "edited and styled" by ADR. Based on the picture that accompanied this release (left), it looks like Anna may be the face for the campaign, too.
Cynthia Rowley understands how busy it is right now for magazine editors: They're closing their September issues, running around to an endless number of summer parties, and of course, going to resort presentations and market appointments, subsequently pulling looks to shoot for fall. So she's doing them a favor by bringing her resort collection to the source. Tomorrow, the designer will host "street-side" presentations at Condé Nast from 1-2pm, at Hearst from 3-4pm and Time, Inc. from 5-6pm. Cute idea, but may we make a suggestion for the future?