How Lauren Sherman Became One of the Fashion Industry's Most Trusted Voices
It's a lot of hard work, yes, but it's about relationships too.
It's a lot of hard work, yes, but it's about relationships too.
For your holiday break perusal.
Because she was sleepy!
So yesterday was my last day at Fashionista. On Monday I start my new job as editor of Elle.com. Though I'm excited to take on this new challenge with a brand I've always loved, it's really hard and sad for me to leave this place. The majority of my three years here have been spent with Lauren Sherman. She hired me, left, and then came back as my editor at large. So it seemed fitting to reminisce about all the good times with her.
For many people, the idea of working day to day with a sibling--let alone running a business with them--is less than appealing. But Rebecca and Uri Minkoff (designer and CEO, respectively) have perfected their system, growing the Rebecca Minkoff label from scratch into a global powerhouse brand. At Fashionista's conference on June 21, editor at large Lauren Sherman sat down with the sibs as they presented their story and strategies, and shared invaluable advice with the audience.
Dads. They get some pretty funny ideas about style. Like that wearing Hawaiian shirts is acceptable year-round. Or that socks with sandals is a totally cool look. But, though they may not be the most obvious style icons in our life, they've certainly passed down their own brand of sartorial wisdom--for better or worse. So, in honor of Father's Day, we asked our favorite fashion and celebrity friends--from Leandra Medine and Olivia Palermo to Wyclef Jean and Richard Chai--to share the most memorable style advice they ever got from their dad.
We're approaching the home stretch of New York Fashion Week, which means many of our attitudes have shifted from excited and energetic to when-will-this-be-over? So, we asked some of fashion's busiest bees to tell us what they do to stay sane (and no we don't mean pharmaceuticals--though those certainly aren't off-limits). From Jenna Lyons' many coats, to BryanBoy's cathartic Instagramming, click through for their (and our) tips and tricks!
Name Dropping is Cool Again: We put together a list of rap's most well known fashion shout outs from over the years. Lauren Sherman Tells Us Why She Left Lucky: Fancy magazine job or not, Sherman provides some serious life advice on building your career and following your instincts. You Wanna Be On Top?: Karlie Kloss was Vogue's top model of 2012, but we put together a list of our favorite catwalkers from 2012, too. The Morning After: In honor of what many consider National Hangover Day, here are the best post-NYE hangover tips from the fashion set. (Useful for any time of the year!)
Hurricane Sandy is upon us--but the fashion industry isn't letting this Frankenstorm bring them down. We checked in with some of our favorite people in the industry--from The Man Repeller's Leandra Medine to Kelly Cutrone to DKNY PR Girl Aliza Licht--to find out how they prepped for tonight's storm. For an industry that's supposed to shun carbs we are collectively loaded up on them--as well as candy, nail polish, and fashion mags to read by scented candle light. Click through to see how everyone is getting ready. And above all, everybody stay safe!!
Anyone who works in the industry has had ‘em: A fashion week related nightmare. We asked designers, editors and stylists to share theirs with us, and
As a daily reader since I was 11, I have grown up with Fashionista. I honestly feel that the voices & stories of these women have shaped me into the
Believe it or not, Fashionista turns five years old this year. Which is, you know, pretty old in blog years. To celebrate our big bday, we’ve asked all of Fashionista’s former editors (in chronological order that’s Faran Krentcil, Natalie Hormilla, Abby Gardner, Britt Aboutaleb, and Lauren Sherman) to reflect back on their time at Fashionista from the highs (seeing a Chanel show) to the lows (being chewed out by Arianne Phillips for leaking her fashion week plans and costing her a client). You've already heard from Faran, Natalie, Abby, Britt and Lauren, So to wrap up our five year birthday nostalgia series, I figured as Fashionista's current editor, I ought to weigh in. I've been here almost two years and I won't even attempt to fit the things I've learned and all the stuff I love about this job into a post. It will be TL;DR and no one wants that.
Did You Know We Love Cats?: We aren't messing around. Here at Fashionista really love cats. So we found 12 spring ad campaigns that, frankly, needed more cats and then we added said cats. You're welcome. Karl Lagerfeld is Krazy: The man is unquestionably a little bananas-sandwich, but we love him all the same. It's hard to separate the man from the myth, however, when he lays out his (bonkers) daily routine for Harper's Bazaar. Equally enjoyable: the kraziest Karl kwotes of all time. Fake Abercrombie & Fitch Sells Racist Pants: Before you can even ask yourself who would bother counterfeiting A&F, they slap you in the face with an "N-bomb." We can't be sure if this was some sort of bad translation program, but we can definitely be sure it's offensive. Blair Mercer is Back: Our "Diary of an Anon Fashion Assistant" feature seems to split you guys between utter disbelief and strong sympathy, but this week's is too good NOT to be true. Seriously people, can you make this stuff up? Top 10 Designers from Arise Fashion Week: Arise Fashion Week just took place in Lagos, Nigeria and our contributor picked 10 designers you'll want to keep an eye on. From the avant-garde to the historically inspired, we're really loving all of it.
We're in the home stretch of New York Fashion Week, but these five tent regulars haven't gotten the least bit lazy with their styling choices. If yo
You all probably noticed that Lauren Sherman, my partner in crime and the lady who helmed this site has jumped ship for a glossier world. And while I'm still sad that she's gone (it's only been three days!) I could not be more excited about taking the reins here at Fashionista. I've been here a year now and it gets better everyday. We've got a great team in place with Cheryl stepping up to broaden her coverage and Dhani in the trenches and we love bringing you the news and our take on it as it breaks. I so appreciate all of your support and feedback, and I hope you'll tolerate my love for fashion at its funniest and cats. Lots of cats.
Rent the Runway--the service that lets you rent designer dresses for a few days at a time--is teaming up with Lancôme to sell a selection of color makeup, including Juicy Tubes, eyeliners, and bronzer. The goal is to give RtR (www.renttherunway.com) clients the "head to toe" experience: Not only can you now wear a high-end dress for a fraction of the price, you can have makeup that complements your new look delivered in the same package. “Lancôme is the perfect partner for our entry into beauty," Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman said in a statement. "They’re a luxurious, aspirational and sophisticated brand, just like our designer partners.” It's no surprise Rent the Runway is entering the full-price market, and beauty seems like a smart way to do it. Lancôme may be luxurious, but it's prices are attainable. A Color Design Lipstick, for instance, is $22. Not cheap--but not crazy, either. These impulse purchases should add a nice little cushion to RtR's top line. (The site also sells lingerie at full-price.) Click through for a full list of RtR's Lancôme offerings.
Despite earlier reports suggesting John Galliano would eventually be invited back to the helm of his namesake label, LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault told the New York Times' Cathy Horyn that the disgraced designer is not welcome at LVMH. “He will not be working for LVMH,” Arnault said after the Dior Homme show in Paris on Saturday. He also revealed that Galliano's longtime assistant Bill Gaytten is taking over as the creative director of the namesake label. (Gaytten bowed at the Galliano menswear show yesterday.)