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A Boston Globe blog on home and clothing fashion
The court battle has begun between NBC/Universal and the Weinstein Co. over Harvey and Max's controversial decision to move "Project Runway" from Bravo to Lifetime (television for women and gay men). But the most surprising nugget to surface in court is that Tim Gunn worked the first season of "Runway" for free. According to a story in the NY Daily News, Gunn mentored season one designers out of the goodness of his heart or at least for the free exposure. He wasn't paid a dime. Let's hope he at least got a free bottle of TresEmme conditioner for his troubles.
I was on vacation last week in very rainy, windy Maine. I know, poor me. One advantage to missing beach days is that my skin is slighty less leathery than it would normally be after a week in the blistering sun. Another big plus to missing the beach is the shopping.
I spent an afternoon in Portland poking around some great shops. At Ferdinand, I found journals which made are made from old books. Jacob Deatherage of Portland, Ore., takes the covers of old books that he finds at garage sales and flea markets and makes them new by binding them with blank pages. I picked up an "AllAmerican Church Hymnal" coveredjournal. There are a bunch for sale on his site as well. Here are a few of my favorites.
Bra shopping has always been a personal struggle for moi. To be delicate,Sac Longchamps Pas Cher, I have an undersized chest. Translation: I practically swim in Victoria's Secret's smallest underwires. I've often been tempted to go sportsbraonly for life. If it wasn't for the Calvin Klein outlet's heroinchic bras (thanks for everything, Kate Moss), I would have taken the 100% cotton plunge a long time ago.
Even so, my whole lingerie drawer is stuffed with boring colors and shapes. Oooh, beige. Black. Light pink. Settle down!
I recently read about Itty Bitty bras, a whole company dedicated to making couture bras and camisoles for the chestchallenged. The phrase "Itty Bitty" is a little hard to swallow it's somewhat belittling, no? but I'll set my pride aside to jump for joy. No gaping. No odd puffiness. What a dream.
I'll have to wait until my cute polkadot bra comes in the mail to make my final judgment on Itty Bitty. Have you tried this line yet, dear Stylephilers?
And if you need new sunglasses, get thee to your closest, wellstocked Marshalls. I nabbed not one, but two pairs of Marc by Marc Jacobs shades this weekend on the clearance rack for $20 each. The other big name designers filling the spinning shelves? Gucci, Valentino,cheap toms, D G,cheap toms shoes, Coach, and Kate Spade, to name a few. The gang's all here.
I see you're also stuck at the office on a day that we should clearly be out frolicking on the beach, eating Pringles, listening to Pat Benatar, and smearing Ban de Soleil on our shoulders. When I have a hard time focusing and need a little diversion at the office, I head over to the Museum of Kitschy Stitches. This Web site boasts a lovely collection of crocheted monstrosities and shows what can happen when good yarn goes bad. Even better,toms shoes cheap, sassy blog mistress Stitchy McYarnpants is a local gal who is blessed with a gift for ripping apart the ridiculousness of these outfits. But don't listen to my rantings. Check out her fashionably hilarious site and kill some time.
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cheap michael kors handbags Gucci posts sales increase
Gucci posts sales increase
Gucci, the biggest money maker for Parisbased retailer PPR SA, may report a 5.8 percent increase in secondquarter sales today after losing customers in the first three months of this year to luxury rivals it had outperformed for three years.
The return of momentum doesn't necessarily mean a revival in the label's cachet. Rita Clifton, chairman of Londonbased Interbrand consulting company, said Gucci may be squandering its highend credentials for more mainstream growth.
a real danger zone at Gucci at this moment,cheap michael kors, Clifton said. easy in these highpressure times to drive growth by keeping your foot on the accelerator, but they've got to make sure they keep reinvesting in topend luxury. Gucci, the industry's brand in the 1990s under designer Tom Ford and former Chief Executive Officer Domenico De Sole, increased sales by 46 percent from 2004 to 2007, even after the departure of the highprofile leaders.
Since then, Gucci has been on good will, Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan said in an interview. consumption, Gucci's flaws are beginning to show,unepfi.org/toms, Givhan said, adding that the label has its personality. Gucci's firstquarter sales growth slowed to 2.5 percent from 11 percent in the fourth quarter. luxury department stores had an average monthly decline of 2.7 percent compared with the previous year, according to a July 10 report from the International Council of Shopping Centers. In 2007, luxury sales rose 6.3 percent.
Gucci competitor LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, on the other hand, benefited from having a third of its sales in Asia, where spending on luxury goods in countries excluding Japan is increasing 20 percent to 30 percent, according to Armando Branchini, vice president of Interbrand in Milan. PPR generates twothirds of its revenue in Europe. It has 16 stores in China and plans to open more.
is no proverbial milking of the cow, Gucci brand chief Mark Lee said in an interview. dream of Gucci is very much alive. Lee said Gucci is pursuing the same luxury strategy it has for 13 years.
A big question about Gucci centers on whether PPR was right in promoting Frida Giannini, a former Fendi accessories designer who replaced Tom Ford,toms outlet, said industry consultant David Wolfe of the Doneger Group. fashion leadership quotient has slowly, but surely diminished, Wolfe said.
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