It's not often that we cover the pre-season collections but Olivier Theyskens' Theory collection is definitely worth mentioning. Since arriving at Theory back in Spring 2011, the designer has really got into his stride and his mastered the cool t-shirt and jeans aesthetic with ease.
While there's nothing particularly groundbreaking about the collection, that is exactly why it works. The collection is full of everyday pieces that will slip into your wardrobe and remain as staples from seasont to season; so if you want pieces that will work hard for you, Theyskens' your man.
2011 hasn't been a good year for magazines. Although Vogue fared relatively well, just about every other magazine saw a considerable reduction in ad pages and circulation numbers and like Harper's Bazaar, Glamour have announced that they're going to tackle to problem head on with a shake-up.
Talking to WWD this morning, the magazine's editor-in-chief Cindi Leive confirmed that both the magazine and website will be completely revamped with the big unveiling set to take place in time for the March issue. Unfortunately but hardly surprising, the magazine's content will move towards popular culture and celebrities. "The format of many women’s magazines — Glamour included! — hasn’t changed much for a decade, but young women are consuming media in totally different ways now,” she explained.
Whether you're a fan of Andrej Pejic or not, he's not going anywhere any time soon. The fashion industry understand his look and have embraced him - it's hard to think of magazine that he hasn't appeared in this year - but I don't think anyone expected him to bag a campaign for a commercial brand but that's exactly what he's done. In the campaign Pejic sports a 'Mega Push-Up Bra' created by Dutch chain, Hema, which promises to make your breats look two cups bigger. “It’s revolutionary," Pejic's Sydeny agent, Joseph Tenni, told Frockwriter. " I’ve never known a man to do a womens’ lingerie campaign before”.
I got Hermès to fork out for my charities once I saw the fortune they were making. A certain amount of money every year goes straight to my charity and it will continue to after my death. This year I was able to [use some of that money] to go to Japan for a benefit concert after the earthquake. We use some of the money to feed the poor people who can’t afford to eat in France. I sold one of my Birkin bags for $163,000 to help the Japanese Red Cross. So that rather trivial piece of heavy luggage has done a lot of good in the world.