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To survive in this business, you've got to have more than talent. You've got to be shrewd, savvy, determined—and a crazy-hard worker.
With the departure of a huge chunk of Elle.com's team this spring, followed by the departure of accessories editors Kate Davidson Hudson and Stefania Allen, and then Style Director Kate Lanphear, there's no question that Elle EIC Robbie Myers has had a lot of holes to fill in the magazine's masthead. And that's just what she's doing. According to a press release we received from Hearst, Myers has made two new editorial hires, effective immediately.
Last night, the YMA Scholarship Association held a panel discussion at FIT featuring industry vets like Michael Bastian, Alexis Bittar, Lori Goldste
MAIYET | Colombia Hand Casting from M A I Y E T on Vimeo. You'll probably be hearing a lot about Maiyet in the coming months. The year-old label, whi
The fashion industry isn't generally concerned with social justice or making the world a better place. Just making it prettier. But new label Maiyet aims to do both. Maiyet, which is named for the Egyptian goddess of truth and harmony, is the brainchild of South African human rights lawyer Paul van Zyl and industry vet Kristy Caylor (she was most recently the president of Band of Outsiders). "Part of this idea was to try to find a way of restoring prosperity to communities which had been through hard times," van Zyl said. "So the idea was to find artisans who have this very rare skill and to elevate that into something beautiful and to allow them to derive greater value from their craft and to return the prosperity to them." What that means is that Maiyet partners with artisans in communities in India, Colombia, Kenya and Indonesia (to name a few countries) and works their craft into design elements of the line. "We take their skill set and do the design work ourselves and harness that skill set into their looks," Caylor said. Maiyet then works with these artisans to develop their crafts over time and bring value back to the community--no plundering here. To find these artisans, Caylor and van Zyl took 25 international trips over six months. "We scoured the earth from places we both wanted to work with from a social perspective but also from a product perspective," Caylor said. And the end product?
WWD broke the news yesterday that Vogue's senior accessories editor Filipa Fino suddenly left the magazine after 11 years with the company. The following statement was included in the trade publication's initial report, but has since been mysteriously removed: "Sources hinted that Fino’s departure could allegedly be tied to some inappropriate behavior on her part." There may be some truth to that statement. Multiple sources within Conde Nast and beyond have relayed to us that Fino acted unprofessionally in regards to the fashion closet and expenses. No word yet on who will replace Fino. We reached out to Conde Nast for additional comment, but they declined to elaborate. Fino's exit was only one of many recent shakeups within Conde Nast. Coincidentally another of Conde Nast's senior editors was just axed--W's senior fashion market editor Carolyn Tate Angel.
Stylist Lori Goldstein, photographer Nathaniel Goldberg, and Crystal Renn came together to work their magic for a stunning editorial in the June issue of Vogue Japan. They actually came together to produce "A Call for Camp" back in December of last year. I was lucky enough to have the chance to hang out at Pier 59 while the shoot happened, surrounded by McQueen and Marni and yards upon yards of Marimekko fabric that was twisted into tight turbans atop Renn's head. While Renn was being tugged and pinned into one such turban, I chatted with the rising supermodel about the plum gigs she keeps scoring, what she wants to do next (hint: it still involves cameras, only the moving kind), and how the constant media chattering about her shifting size makes her feel.
Photos of Crystal Renn styled by Lori Goldstein and lensed by Nathaniel Goldberg in a turban-tastic editorial called "A Call for Camp" in Vogue Japan
Editorials in W magazine rarely disappoint, especially when super stylist Lori Goldstein is involved. In the glossy's May 2011 "Design Issue," Britt Maren stars in a colorful portfolio photographed by Solve Sundsbo called "Hip Pop."
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From iPad apps to television shows, magazines are more dedicated than ever to finding alternative revenue streams. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. This time around, we think it'll work. Glamour, one of the most well-read magazines in the country, has teamed up with the Home Shopping Network to design a line of affordable jewelry (each piece rings in at under $100). The collection launched this morning at 2am EST on HSN, where Glamour.com's Tracey Lomrantz discussed the ins and outs of fall trends--military, lace, etc.--and how they applied to the magazine's line of baubles. She'll be shilling yet again at 1pm, 2pm, and 11pm EST time today. It makes sense for Glamour to get into this particular game. Rachel Zoe, Janie Bryant, Lori Goldstein...the list of fashion insiders that have embraced television shopping is virtually endless. So Glamour's move is just right. Not only are the pieces accessible--much like the magazine--they're also quite appealing. We saw Tracey donning one of the necklaces at an event last week and noticed it immediately. Click through to see for yourself. And watch Tracey today on HSN--we're rooting for her! And Glamour.
When it comes to important stylists, you don't really get much bigger than Lori Goldstein. From her work with Vogue Italia to her new campaign for Juicy Couture to that smoldering August cover of W, you know Lori's work. You know it well. But unlike the current generation of top stylists, Lori lets her work speak for itself--she has no desire to be a celebrity in her own right. However, she is more visible than ever, thanks to her LOGO line for QVC, which launched last year. The latest collection debuts August 9 at 1pm on the kitschy-cool shopping network. I recently got the opportunity to chat with Lori about her latest adventures, and what it takes to make it in fashion. Fashionista: So your latest collection for QVC hits August 9. What can we expect from it?
The CFDA has released images from its annual journal, which will be dolled out at next Monday's awards ceremony. Shot by Sølve Sundsbø and styled by Lori Goldstein, Trey Laird of Laird+Partners did the creative direction. We're huge fans of Alex Wang's page, which includes his six best friends from high school. We're also loving Prabal Gurung's image. It's so '80s--in a good way. Marc Jacobs is absent in his story, save for a dozen or so Xerox scans of his face, held up by models donning fur coats.