IPO's have been a major topic of conversation recently. Michael Kors and Prada successfully went public a little while back and of course, the controversy surrounding Facebook's entry onto the stock market has meant that it's a topic that's not going away any time soon. Now it looks like Versace might follow suit.
It's no secret that the family-owned business flirted with the idea of going public back in 1997 but after the death of Gianni Versace and a string of financial problems, any such discussions fell apart. But things are really turning around for the house. This year marked the first time it has been profitable since 2009, which it marked with a return to couture in January after an eight-year hiatus. If there was ever a time to appeal to potential investors, then, it's now.
Elle.com aren't the only ones having a shake-up, as Danica Lo just announced her move from her role as Glamour's senior online fashion and beauty editor to StyleBistro. The news comes as a surprise. While StyleBistro does focus on fashion, it's more known for its celebrity content, which is different from Lo's background on strong fashion sites (she founded and edited Racked.com before moving to Glamour).
In an interview with Fashionista, Lo made it clear that the strong fashion element is exactly where she comes in. 'Right now, StyleBistro is almost entirely comprised of celebrity-driven content—red carpet gowns, get-the-look inspiration, and trend roundups,' she revealed. 'Don’t worry, the celebs aren’t going anywhere—we love celebs! However, I am planning on upping the fashion ante by infusing the pop-heavy site with zeitgeisty fashion-insider content, beautiful original photography, compelling stories and profiles, and an inspiring (and actionable!) dose of real-girl personal style.'
'Gossip Girl' may be on the way out but that hasn't affected Blake Lively's power to bag covers. Yesterday Bullett magazine released the images of the actresses cover lensed by David Slijper.
Naturally, her experiences on the show was the main focal point of the accompanying story. 'Gossip Girl was so great, but what's the next challenge in life? Because, you know, six years is a long time,' she said. 'And as an actor who plays a caricature of myself on the show, I don't think I'd say, 'Watch Gossip Girl for my best quality of work.' But I am very lucky to have had that experience.'
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When 'America's Next Top Model' producers announced that male model Rob Evans would joing the judging panel, it became pretty clear that we could expect to see him in one of the shoots and now it's happened. For the second shoot of the competition Evans poses with the contestants in a series of black and white underwear shots, which have already dropped online.
What's interesting about the process so far is the real-time audience participation that the team is pushing this cycle to help shake things up. Viewers will be able to rate the hopefuls shoot performances, like this one, on the CW Network's website. What the grading means on the results each week is still unclear but what we do know is that they did contribute to the create the final thirteen line-up from the original group of 30.
Will you get involved in the online participation?
For years French Vogue had always been my favourite magazine in so far as their fashion editorials were concerned but with the change in direction towards a more commercial vision under Emmanuelle Alt, Interview has filled the void.
Karl Templer styled the pair to perfection in all black looks in the Mikael Jansson-lensed shoot. And despite the fact that Stewart has appeared on several covers in the past few months, this is by far the best editorial I've seen her in a long time.
Cheryl Cole made her big comeback this weekend on 'The Voice' performing the first single from her new album. You'll forgiven for not noticing, what with her leaping from the stage and all, but for the big occasion the singer chose to wear Roberto Cavalli in what looks like the start of a partnership on the promotion of the album.
'Cheryl and I have had a relationship for many years,' Cavalli told. 'It was a great pleasure to collaborate with her in designing an outfit, especially for her performance on The Voice. We used the signature Cavalli Fantasia and leopard prints to create a show-stopping outfit that enhanced her high-octane performance.'