Nina Garcia is fairly plush at the moment. The Marie Claire editor recently signed on as JCPenney's style voice, is a judge on Project Runway and sits on the advisory board on Moda Operandi. It comes as no surprise, then, that she seems to have lost touch with the spending power of the average American.
This is the bag that you can spend a few weeks’ salary on and not feel guilty. It is going to last you a lifetime. http://modaoperandi.com/heritage-auctions-special-collections/2012/accessories-708/items/
The link takes you Moda Operandi's Hermes birkin auction, which featured ags ranging from $14,500 to $74,500 so what part of the average person's salary could afford those whopping prices is a head sratcher. Her role with the online retailer naturally involves promoting their activity but expecting people to be earning between $4,884 and $24,833 a week just doesn't make sense and her Twitter followers didn't think so either. One tweeted ''@ninagarcia you might want to double check your math on this one.' The moral from this story? Maybe a Twitter blast on expensive luxury pieces isn't the way to go.
On the whole, things haven't been going too well for J.C. Penny. In the last month they've laid of hundreds of people and their stocks haven't been performing too well either. Thankfully things are looking better for them now since bringing Nina Garcia on as their new 'style voice and fashion curator.'
Last week Garcia tweeted, 'I’m @jcpenney’s HQ. Thank you Ron Johnson for the walk through of JCP’s prototype. Get ready to shop! Its going to be a game changer!” According to WWD, after the tweet went out J. C. Penny's stock increased by 9.9 per cent showing that bringing the style director on board was a good idea.
As you would expect, just about everyone turned up to see Marc Jacobs' Fall 2012 show yesterday. Front row goers included good friend Rachel Zoe who sat next to the designer's former partner Lorenzo Martone, along with editors like Suzy Menkes, Glenda Bailey, Anna Dello Russo and Amy Astley. Celebrity-wise, all eyes were 'Oh Lola!' face Dakota Fanning and Maria Sharapova.
Stella McCartney isn't the only very fashionable someone to bring a baby into the world in the past week. Nina Garciaannounced on Twitter that she's just given birth to her second son. She Tweeted: “Delighted to announce that over the wknd we welcomed 8lb13oz Alexander David Conrod into our home! Baby is doing great & Lucas is thrilled!” Congratulations to the 'Project Runway' judge and Marie Claire fashion director, who, no doubt, passed on some very stylish genes to the little one.
When Lauren Santo Domingo recently tweeted that "It's been exactly six months since I quit smoking! And by 'quit' I mean wanting to smoke every minute of everyday but not," many began to speculate that Vogue's contributing editor was pregnant. This week, Peter Davisannounced that the rumours are true that she and her husband are expecting their first child.
Morgan, who is expecting her second child, will join the Lucky team under new editor in chief, Brandon Holley, as executive fashion editor. “I’ve had several meetings with her and I love her ideas for the magazine,” Holley said. “She’s got a great sense of style and she fits perfectly with the path I’m setting here at Lucky.”
Although Nina Garcia has admitted herself she was dubious when approached about appearing as a judge on Project Runway, her tune has changed since joining the show, and the Marie Claire fashion director now thinks that appearing on television is now somewhat inevitable for the Fashion Editors of today.
She took up her role as judge on the reality programme after being encouraged by the show's involvement with the likes of Michael Kors and Heidi Klum, and has never looked back since. "The fashion editor as it used to be has changed," she says, "Now you have to wear many hats, and whoever tells you different is wrong."