Thursday, March 18, 2010

On the Street…..Caped & Chloe, Paris

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Man Behind Miuccia

Did you see this article about Prada and Mr. Bertelli in The Wall Street Journal Magazine this weekend?

Very good but too short.

I would have loved for the writer to really dig deeper into the vision Mr. Bertelli has for the future of Prada.

I’m not into “conspiracy theories” but Mr.Bertelli bought and basically destroyed his nearest competition in Jil Sander and Helmut Lang. Some “analyst” think it was a huge debit-creating mistake on his part but I think it was genius to remove them from his retail/wholesale playing field.

I mean…if you can’t beat’em, buy’em!
and then get rid of the namesake…and then sell them again!….Genius!

To be honest, at the end of the day, I don’t think it was Mr. Bertelli being a crazy capitalist that created the drama but Jil and Helmut not wanting to give up control that ended this potential luxury mega-house.

Here is the link to the article
The Italian Job

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

On the Street…..via Manzoni, Milano

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I Need Your Help….

…with the Celine Inspiration Book Give Away

The last two seasons Phoebe Philo/Celine created beautiful inspiration books that were placed on the seats of each person attending the fashion show. I assume these books are reasonably rare since I don’t think you can get them in the shops or anywhere else.

Of course not everyone took their book so Garance and I picked up a few of the extras for you, but we can’t figure out how to get them to you.

A contest?

A Ebay auction for charity?

A raffle?

Instead of letting another season go by without getting these books into the hands of real Celine/fashion fans, I thought we should just ask you for ideas.

The trick is to create something that can have everyone participate (like yesterdays “versus” post) AND be able to identify and verify the winners (not so easy)

Remember that the least complicated ideas are the best for everyone involved.

PS just to be clear…the ideas do not have to relate to Celine at all

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Casting, Paris

Last week I held a casting for “real girls” to be featured in an advertising project.

The young ladies that showed up were so cool I thought I’d share some of my reference photos.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

On the Street…..The Artist, Paris

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Celine vs Louis Vuitton – Ladies & Gentleman

Celine and Louis Vuitton were the two most exciting shows this past season.

Most of the reactions I heard were that Celine was what a woman wanted to be. Louis Vuitton was the woman a man wanted to be with.

So I ask you.

Women – Would you rather be the Celine woman or the Louis Vuitton woman?
Men – Which woman would you rather be with, the Celine woman or the Louis Vuitton woman?

Celine vs Louis Vuitton

photos from

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Camel & Grey, Camel & White, Camel & Blue, Paris

And for a little dual inspiration for men and women….Camel & Camel

Stefano Pilati of YSL

Monday, March 15, 2010

On the Street…..Anne-Catherine, Paris

Monday, March 15, 2010

On the Street….Blue & Black Denim, Pitti Uomo