happy friday everyone! hope you had a good week…mine was another busy one. i spent a lot of time watching the olympics; have you been watching? it’s inspiring to hear the stories behind the athletes, even around sports i know nothing about. i’m heading back east tonight for some family time (and hopefully some slightly warmer weather), but here’s a few things on my radar:
- fashion month is still rolling on, and the biggest news from the across the pond is the weird, strange trip that was the gucci show. it was meant to be an exploration of what’s going on in the world today—the difference between the exterior and the information swirling in our psyche. apparently at times that means dragons, severed heads, and some other interesting head pieces. there were also clothes, in the same realm of what we’ve seen from gucci for years. you can count me as one of those people that doesn’t ‘get’ gucci, but it was still cool to read the story behind some of props from the fall show.
- a lot of beauty brands really tap into the community that truly love their brands (like too faced, nars, and benefit), but you don’t see this a lot on the luxury side. chanel is making a big splash by not only launching an instagram @welovecoco, but also an in-person experience in l.a. where visitors are encouraged to take pics and tag themselves. the good news is you don’t have to have over a million followers to be featured, just a good eye (and high res photos).
- i used to be a big fan of j.crew, especially their collection line of more detailed and luxe pieces. the brand has really struggled of late while sister brand madewell has thrived. now comes news that madewell will be sold in some j. crew stores. it’s an interesting strategy, as i don’t think of the target customer of each to be the same woman and there are some big product pillars that overlap like denim.
- speaking of beauty, i posted about full coverage foundations a few weeks ago and marc jacobs is the latest brand to introduce a formula, shameless youthful look 24 hour foundation. it comes in 29 shades but what makes it unique is the ad campaign shot by charlotte wales. there are models of all colors and ages, and they look au naturale—very similar to what you’d see from a glossier ad.
- so much great art and design came out of the protest and change of the 60’s that is still influencing work today so can’t wait to check out the exhibit, ‘design in revolution: a 1960’s odyssey’ when i’m in philadelphia.
this week instead of five favorite looks, i really liked this series with the cut’s fashion editor lindsay peoples on man repeller featuring five great looks featuring red boots…gives me some more ideas on styling my red ankle booties.
photos via khaite spring 2018 lookbook