Another day, another case: Tory Burch is headed back to court. On Friday, the designer filed an infringement lawsuit in New York against Bluebell Accessories, Inc., claiming the New York-based wholesaler sold counterfeit trinkets bearing a copy of Burch’s signature double-T monogram. WWD reports that Burch initially hired an investigator on November 6, who was ordered to purchase an assortment of necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets on BluebellWholesale.com for verification. Upon arrival, Burch issued a cease-and-desist letter to Bluebell owners Jessica Min and Sung Ki Min, who reportedly have not been forthcoming with pertinent details to the case including sale documentation and supplier lists. Burch is suing Bluebell for an undisclosed sum on the counts of trademark counterfeiting, false designation of origin and false descriptions, trademark and copyright infringement, trademark dilution, unfair competition, and injury to business reputation.
(NEW YORK) BeyoncÃ© To Headline Gucci Charity Gig at Twickenham Stadium [Telegraph UK]
The singer has been confirmed as the lead act for Italian fashion label’s first Chime for Change concert
Emma Watson Inducted Into Madame Tussauds [Vogue UK]
The Vogue cover girl has been immortalized as wax
Mango Mirroring Zara Challenges Europeâ€™s Wealthiest Man [BoF]
The Spanish retailer aims to model their business plan after Zara
Announcing Our First Ever Fashionista March Madness Competition! [Fashionista]
Which designers will you place your bets on?
The Best Easter Treat Of All: Stella McCartney’s Egg Decorator App [Refinery29]
Easter egg hunting isn’t just for children
Oscar de la Renta took to Mexico City late last week for a lavish gala thrown as part of Nextelâ€™s ongoing series of catwalk and shindig extravaganzas. It wasnâ€™t de la Rentaâ€™s first time on the south of the border party circuit: the designer was in Mexico City circa 2011 for another Nextel event in his honor. The cityâ€™s affinity for de la Renta certainly isnâ€™t a one-way streetâ€”apparently, the dignified and dapper designerâ€™s interest was piqued many years prior. â€œA long time ago, I lost my heart in Mexico and I am very happy to be here again,â€ de la Renta exclaimed during a press conference at the Four Seasons (the designerâ€™s home away from home for his Mexico City jag).
Brides is adding a new video vixen to its digital space with beauty blogger Michelle Phan being brought on board to produce content for the site. Phan has been tapped to produce two videos per month starting in May, which she will cross promote on her blog.
(NEW YORK) Minnie Mouse Gets Her First Designer Gown [Telegraph UK]
The Disney character gets a Lanvin makeover
Vera Wang Charges Customers Try-On Fee [Vogue UK]
The policy aims to “protect the copyright of the designer”
Karlie Kloss Gets Girlie In The Spring Summer 2013 Campaign For Moda Operandi [Grazia UK]
The mod takes center stage in the Spring Summer 2013 campaign
Maison Martin Margiela x Casio G-Shock GA-300 Preview [HIGHSNOB]
First look at the Maison Martin Margiela designed G-Shock GA-300
You Won’t Believe How Much Money Fake Fashion Costs (Hint: Billions) [Refinery29]
Explore the ongoing saga of counterfeit fashion
The Daily is happy to announce the appointment of Paul Turcotte as its new president and publisher. Turcotte has held several high profile roles such as senior vice president of Hachette-Filipacchi where he ran corporate and digital sales which included Elle and Womenâ€™s Day; a five year stint as publisher of Premiere magazine, where Turcotte not only grew revenue by 150%, but also executive produced the Women in Hollywood series on AMC; publisher of Menâ€™s Health Properties;
Jackie Nasser, formerly lead editor for InStyle’s sister shopping site StyleFind.com, has been named fashion editorial director at Rue La La…Jo Piazza, formerly senior digital editor at Current TV, has been named executive news director at In Touch Weekly and Life & Style…David Hamilton, formerly chief revenue officer at Tasting Table, has been named associate publisher, advertising, at Elle Decor.
FranÃ§ois-Henri Pinault made a surprise announcement at a press conference today that the powerhouse fashion company, PPR would be changing its name to Kering, effective June 18th.
IMG Fashion is on a roll. After signing Toronto Fashion Week and Istanbul Fashion Week in the second half of last year, the company has announced a new partnership with Joor, the leading online fashion wholesale marketplace. The deal consists of a two-way trade. Any retailer or buyer who registers at an IMG Fashion event, including over 38 fashion weeks worldwide, will be invited to join Joor with the goal of amping up designer sales, thus connecting them with over 500 designers in the Joor network including Thakoon, Diane von Furstenberg, McQ by Alexander McQueen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Rag & Bone. Meanwhile, over 30,000 existing Joor buyers and retailers will be invited to attend a slew of IMG Fashion events.