Cuff: Hermes Collier de chien
Next stop: NY!
Headed East for the week first stop Boston for a very quick trip. See you in a week LA!
Morning with a view.. Hilton Hotel: Boston
Super busy first day in Boston after getting the red eye in and landing at 8am.. but there's always time for a glass of wine and an Hermes cuff moment :)
A drink made just for me ;p
Cuff: Hermes Collier de chien
Next stop: NY!
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I took these photos during a holiday in the Maldives. It was my best holiday to date and these pictures bring back memories of warm nights and pure relaxation! I hope you're all enjoying a great friday. Now go throw on a maxi and enjoy the weekend!!
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Today I felt like being in white- perhaps because of the heat in LA perhaps because I really wanted to use my white Prada tote today..! Hope everyone is having a good Wednesday!
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Having spent so much time in Asia recently, I've seen first hand how
the market is expanding, in every industry, including fashion.
Consumers can't get enough of high end brands despite
the massive luxury taxes increasing already high price point items.
In May of 2013 Stella McCartney spent the week promoting her brand with a tour through Japan and China.
With one of the biggest markets, Beijing being the place she set
her flagship store. Keeping within the mission statement of her
company, the store is housed in an eco-friendly building.
One of the chicest cities in Asia, Shanghai was the location for her black tie-dinner before showcasing her collection in the most bustling, and in my opinion, fashion forward Asian city, Tokyo. Before ending her tour with a party in the smallest yet in many ways, most cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong. The party was co-hosted with high end department store, Lane Crawford where good friends and one of Britain's most established fashion icons, Kate moss was in attendance.
McCartney told WWD during the time, that the trip was more about "gaining a greater understanding of this part of the world" than it was about publicity- however her trip certainly didn't go unnoticed with press and fans alike, with The British Embassy in Tokyo even spelling her name out in a manicured garden bush.
Each city of McCartney's tour was welcomed with open arms with Shanghai even showing their love by providing entertainment of dancers, acrobats, opera singers, Chinese plate-spinners, and contortionists even spelling her name out with their bodes.
This most recent trip sees McCartney expanding her brand further in Asia, with a new store in Beijing and another in Tokyo.
DVF is going from strength to strength. Her iconic wrap dress which is as recognizable to her brand as Chanel's Little Black Jacket, recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary.
Not only that but the Council of Fashion Designers of America also collectively at a board meeting on Thursday, voted to extend her term as president throughout 2016.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.
Their mission of the Council of Fashion Designers of America is: To strengthen the influence and success of American Designers in the global economy.
Speaking of the decision, CFDA CEO Steven Kolb, who was named president of the organization in 2006, told WWD of von Furstenberg, "The board's unanimous decision to ask Diane to stay on as president is a testament to the great growth the CFDA has had under her leadership. An additional two years will make it a decade of Diane with the time spent on strengthening the board and organizational development,"
During the meeting the board in addition added thirty other designers to CFDA.
The designers were as follows:
Tim Coppens; Carlos Campos; Jonathan Simkhai; Marc Alary; Paige Novick; Johnny Talbot of Talbot Runhof; Edun's Danielle Sherman; Veronica Beard's Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard; Liya Kebede ofLemlem; Kristy Caylor of Maiyet; Whit's Whitney Pozgay; Linda Balti ofAmour Vert; Arielle Shapiro of Ari Dein; Raan Parton and Shea Parton ofApolis; Ashley Pittman; Ben Burkman and Doug Burkman of Burkman Bros; Selima Design's Virginie Promeyrat; Clare Vivier; Barbara McReynolds andGai Gherardi of L.A. Eyeworks; Ernest Sabine of Ernest Alexander; Eva Fehren's Eva Zuckerman; Jussara Lee; Ulla Johnson; Ruthie Davis; Cynthia Sakai of Vita Fede and Sharon Khazzam.
Of the designers, Kolb told WWD "These designers are not just uniquely talented but they also represent, through their businesses, an important contribution to the American economy and job creation,"
The Marc Jacobs brand has only been expanding, and today it was announced LVHM has hired Sebastian Suhl the CEO of fellow LVHM owned brand, Givenchy to take on the same role at the ever growing design house.
Suhl will be taking over from Bertrand Stalla- Bourdillon at Marc Jacobs, who took the position on in 2006 after Marc Jacobs departed Louis Vuitton, to give full focus to his own company with hopes of further strengthening the brand.
Suhl will be replaced by Philippe Fortunato for Givenchy, who was previously the president and CEO of Louis Vuitton's North Asia Region.
This comes at a crucial time for Marc Jacobs as they are looking to further expand the retail power into the Marc Jacobs and Marc By Marc Jacobs lines. Here's hoping that Suhl can bring even more magic to the brand as he so successfully did with Givenchy. With Suhl masterminding the brand, they are set to open 25 new boutique stores before the year is out.
Sebastian Suhl : New CEO for Marc Jacobs
It was only at the end of June that Juicy closed its doors on the Juicy couture physical stores across America, but they are already preparing to make a comeback Stateside with the previously reported Juicy Couture Black Label Collection. They are prepping to launch the fall campaign, which was shot by Dutch fashion photographer duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the back drop- Sunset Sunset Boulevard in L.A. The collection is already distributed overseas in over 58 countries in both regular stores, shop in shop as well as outlets and e-commerce and this campaign is definitely a sign that they are trying to amp up the L.A vibe Juicy used to be so synonymous with when they first started out.
The campaign stars model Martha Hunt and is styled by Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele who previously styled the first cover of Vogue in 1988, under the reign of Vogue’s (then) new editor, Anna Wintour, dressing the Israeli model Michaela Bercu in an embellished Christian Lacroix haute couture top and Guess jeans.
As for the Black Label collection? The hope that the brand will once again find its L.A Vibe lays in Skinny Jeans, metallic accessories, Moto Jackets, lace as well as fitted skirts with a rockier, tougher edge than we have previously known from Juicy.
The campaign will be revealed this Autumn in North America, Asia, Europe, The Middle East, Africa, and Latin America in all the important publications including Style Magazine, New York Times, Harper's Bazaar and Instyle.
As previously reported, Authentic Brands Group, which acquired Juicy Couture last October from Fifth & Pacific Cos for $195 million, will next year open new Juicy concept stores in the U.S. that will carry Black Label Collection.
From Kate Hudson's new line of sportswear Fabletics.com, Net-A-Sporters sportswear line to the upcoming Yoox.com line in September, not to mention Lulu Lemon which has been popular for some time now, fashion and sportswear is having a huge moment.
As we all know, H&M are never one to be far behind the newest trends and once again they have stepped forward to create AW14 sportswear line which will be available from July 24th.
The line is the perfect mix of feminine and formfitting wear, as well as some tougher pieces such as the cargo pants (below) and some cool varsity style jackets. If you're looking to inject some color into your workout, they've got some full on neon pieces, as well as some more muted patterns and neon edging to give it that pop of color.
With workouts making you feel so good once they're done, I for one am so happy that we can even feel good before the start of the workout with such an amazing selection of cute sportswear available. I mean, if you have to stare at yourself in the forward facing studio mirror for an hour during a class.. you wanna look stylish in the process, right?!
Here are some of my fav pieces from the collection!
Jacket £34.99, Top £7.99, Trousers £14.99
Leggings-£24.99 Vest, £7.99 , jacket-£19.99