hey hey how was your week? mine was actually pretty good, starting with the fact that the eagles are going to the super bowl…woot woot! besides that it was a busy one on the work front working on projects for spring and picking models, locations, etc. for the summer shoot, and i got to spend some quality time with friends. and even though there were a few stormy days in there, i managed to work out 4 out of the last 6 days.
this weekend will be mellow but sometimes those are the best ones. here’s what was on my radar this week:
- a few weeks ago, it was the revolve’s recent influencer trip, and this week it’s another race controversy. miroslava duma posted a note she received from designer ulyana sergeenko in which sergeenko used the n-word. both women issued apologies that were, in a word, lame. a video then surfaced of duma (who is no stranger to this) saying that her site buro247 censors content and she doesn’t understand men wearing women’s clothing (specifically referencing bryanboy and transmodel andreja pejic). the fact is the fashion industry has a huge diversity problem—editorials done in blackface, designers only wanting “one black girl” for their shows and the list goes on. like i said before, we ALL need to do better, but especially other white designers and colleagues in the business. they need to stop working with people who do things like this (the tot did remove duma from their board; she is a co-founder) and speak up more…keep the conversation going.
- and speaking of diversity, bloomberg just released their first gender equality index (which measures inclusivity and stats on family benefits and employees across various industries) and gap (where i work) was the only u.s. retailer to make the list. it’s another sign that more companies and brands, specifically in fashion, need to step up their game when it comes to equal pay and opportunities for advancement for women and minorities.
- i’m fortunate that in my job i can work from home, but i usually find myself in one of two camps: either working away without taking a break or casually sitting on the couch working and watching tv. kate (who just had her second baby) has some great tips on working from home and actually getting sh*t accomplished.
- last night i got a preview of the newest sfmoma exhibit “designed in california,” which you guessed it, is focused on innovations in product design that originated here. it goes from the 50s and 60s (the conference room from the eames office was moved to sf for this exhibit) to today (the snoo bassinet, nest, and the iphone).
- the haute couture shows wrapped up this week, and i already talked about my love for dior, but givenchy, under new-ish designer clare waight keller (formerly of chloe) was equally gorgeous.
have a great weekend!