The Seam: Fashion Stories of The Week

So, I’ve decided to add a weekly column of sorts.  A little summary for you on what has been going on in the oh so fabulous world of fashion.  I’m thinking a little of this, a little of that:  a little business, a little gossip, a little tech, a little human interest and a little fun to mix things up.

When I started this lovely little blog of mine one of my main goals was to educate my non fashion readers and I hope and think this is a step in the right direction.

Enjoy, tell me what you think, want more of, less of, etc.

So here it is, my very first . . .

The Seam:  Fashion Stories of The Week:

1.  It Takes Two:  Tsumori Chisato (Opening Ceremony New News)

  • Fab. interview with one of my fav. and many a fashionista’s fav. designers, Tsumori Chisato.

Tsumori Chisato

2.  7 Stellar Examples of Branded Content from the Fashion Industry (Mashable)

  • Great overview on which fashion companies have taken the media world by storm in 2010.

Screen Grab of Nowness.com

3.  Husam El Odeh Turns Everyday Objects Into High-End Jewelry (The Cut)

  • Great feature on and interview with the hot, hot, hot, London-based accessories designer who won the Emerging Talent Award for accessories at the British Fashion Awards.

Husam El Odeh

4. Tumblr is Sending 20+ Bloggers to New York Fashion Week (Fashionista)

  • This one speaks for itself.  Now why, again, did I chose WordPress?!

Jessica Quirk of What I Wore

5. Sears, Urban Outfitters Said to Weigh J. Crew Bids (Bloomberg)

  • It seems everyone has been rumored to be vying for J. Crew, but, Sears, really, . . . .  that can’t be a good match.

6. EBay Takes a Page From the Glossies (NYT)

  • EBay hired a Creative Director of EBay Fashion to Juj up the site and make it more zine like.

Andrea Linett, EBay Fashion's New Creative Director

7. Retail Forecast for 2011: Better Sales, but Also Tough Times (California Apparel News)

  • Slow recovery for retailers continues into 2011.  Bumps in the road ahead. (I know it sounds pretty boring . . . but it is good info to have, trust me!)

Will There be More of This in 2011?

8. French Vogue Names New Editor (NYT)

  • After much speculation over the past month Emmanuelle Alt is named Editor in Chief of French Vogue.  The controversial exit of the beloved Carine Roitfeld, meanwhile, is still a mystery.

Emmanuelle Alt, New Editor of French Vogue

9. Rodarte Exhibit Comes West (Trade Talk, California Apparel News)

  • High fashion darlings the Mulleavy Sisters of famed Rodarte will showcase some of their more recent wares at an exhibit at the MOCA in LA this summer (LA here I come! . . . like I’m not already there enough :) ).

Looks From Rodarte's Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

10. Arbiters of Style See It, Post It and Share It (NYT)

  • An interesting look at the rise of community based fashion sites made up of curated content and product selection.

Screen Grab of Svpply.com

Some interesting tidbits to keep you busy over the weekend . . .

xoxo,

In The Seams

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