Bottega Veneta, $217
I personally go to the airport looking like a homeless person, because I think people will leave me alone. But I dress myself with my luggage — all my luggage matches. But it's so humiliating to be searched and strip-searched, and they take away your lotions — you just bought a $15 bottle of Kiehl’s, and it’s too big; you just never know what you’re going to get. So it’s better to just go as an anonymous person from Dallas … Now if I were going on a plane with Karl Lagerfeld, I would be dressed to the nines. There are people who have such high standards you don’t put yourself in front of them dressed how you’d dress to go down the road to get yourself a smoothie.
Said André Leon Talley
Cheryl Cole refrained from going down her predictale route and instead opted for this dramatic strapless dress this week at te de Grisogono party at the Hotel Du Cap in Cannes.
What do you think of her look?
Image credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images, via The Cut
Good news for fashion-retail jobs: WWD reports that some companies are back to hiring. Liz Claiborne, for example, is recruiting for both Juicy Couture and Kate Spade, and the retail sector has taken the top spot for a National Association of College and Employers survey for post-bachelor's-degree job opportunities. Some of the biggest recruiters on college campuses? Macy's, Target and JCPenney.
That said, fashion students won't necessarily coast into those jobs. Students like psychology grads and MBAs also might be prime targets for recruiters. Macy's recruits on 40 college campuses and seeks out all majors, from fashion retailing to business to psych.
“We look for leadership potential, smart students that are interested in retail, that have good critical-thinking skills, are involved in campus, have juggled their multiple priorities and have an ability to be flexible,” says Anne Voller, vice president for executive recruitment and college relations for Macy's. Voller explained that Macy's doesn't recruit MBAs, but Bloomingdales seeks out a few. Take notes, retail hopefuls...
Images via altamiranyc.blogspot.com, Zimbio, Stockholmstreetstyle.se
Yesterday, the Fash Pack were lucky enough to join ELLE on the London leg of their regional tour on the quest to find an uber shop girl or boy to be crowned the winner of their Shop Girl to Stylist competition. The last few weeks has seen the magazine's fashion team travel across the country to meet and talk to hopefuls, answer questions and share their own career experiences.
Yesterday morning saw the magazine's senior fashion editor Natalie Wansbrough-Jones in the Karen Millen store in London's Westfield. "It's been going really well," she said before the event began. "It's really cool to get out there and talk to the people who read ELLE and have a one-on-one and get to chat to them," she said.
Save the date the 3rd June. You have been told. That's when Yves Saint Laurent's Cruise Collection is set to debut in New York. Chanel went to St Tropez and Dior travelled to Shanghai but Stefano Pilati has chosen the Fashion Capital of the world New York to showcase his latest work. Although it may be a Cruise Collection sources say to expect lots of black, as if we weren't already. The non-colour makes up the entiriety of most of our closets so the Collection should be yet another success for the Italian Pilati.
Agreeably Iman is one of the most beautiful models of today and an icon in the fashion world. Perhaps this is the reason she replace Kelly Rowland off Bravo's 'The Fashion Show'. "It’s going to be even better, because I’m going to be in it," she told New York Magazine whilst at Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project. The model will be hosting the show alongside Isaac Mizrahi but has made it clear that she is not preparing for the show, "I don't need any tips, I make the tips" she states confidently. We cannot wait to see her appearance on the show, hopefully she will live up to the expectations that she has created for herself.
Video courtesy of Nick Knight, Kate Moss, Topshop and Grazia
Stunning British supermodel Kate Moss has joined forces with fashion photography legend turned fashion video mogul Nick Knight to celebrate the launch of her latest collection for Topshop. The dreamy short video of the Spring Summer line - which launches tomorrow - features Moss dancing ethereally to Be Brave by The Strange Boys, with a very Sixties Sedgwick-style atmosphere.
Backlit with summery colours, the vintage inspired collection is a little more transparent than usual, and Miss Moss finishes off the flirty video with a cheeky skirt lift as she walks off into the light. Kate seems to love the video, however - "The way Nick shot the film really brings across the airy and romantic feel of this collection".
Karen Elson cried when she played her songs for Jack White [BlackBook]
Topshop's Sir Philip Green uses a 9-year-old Nokia [Page Six]
Cate Blanchett loves a bouffant [W]
Vena Cava plans a virtual garage sale [Style.com]
Some stores put worn, returned underwear back on the sales floor. Enjoy! [StyleList]