As Anne Fulenwider approaches the five-month mark as EIC of Marie Claire, she’s made a masthead additions: Laura Ferrara has been named fashion editor-at-large and Jennifer Goldstein joins as executive beauty and health editor. Ferrara comes to MC with a strong track record as a freelance fashion ed, plus a history at another Hearst glossy, Harper’s Bazaar. Circa Liz Tilberis’ era helming Bazaar, Ferrera served as fashion editor at the title. Styling credits for the mag’s new editor-at-large include Vogue, Teen Vogue, InStyle, and erstwhile Conde title, Jane.
Michael Kors is leading the pack in what will likely be the new downtown fashion mecca. Today it was announced that the designer will be opening a 1,700-square-foot retail space at Brookfield Place, formerly The World Financial Center. The news comes on the heels of Kors’ recent announcement of the impending opening of a 17,000-square-foot retail opening in Soho, the brand’s largest store in the world.
Oscar de la Renta is expanding his empire with a lower-priced capsule for Net-A-Porter’s sister site, The Outnet. The 24-piece offering will retail for a fraction of the cost of the designer’s core collection, maxing out at $1,295 for a coral silk faille trapeze gown. And there’s more where that came from. The collection will feature 11 dresses in total, ranging from a classic ladies-who-lunch shift dress to a candy-colored floral frock–all crafted from patterns and fabrics of seasons past. Oscar de la Renta for The Outnet is slated to debut on February 26th with Olivia Palermo as the face of the collection. Previously, The Outnet has collaborated with Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, and Erdem.
(NEW YORK) The Raf Simons Effect Sees Dior Haute Couture Sales Rise 24 Percent [Telegraph UK]
Raf Simons flip turns Dior’s finances from a tumultuous 2011
Oscar De La Renta Collaborates With The Outnet [Vogue UK]
The brand will create an exclusive 24-piece collection, due to launch on February 24
Not Just A Magazine: Vogue Strikes A Deal [Independent UK]
Vogue to bring back the Vogue Festival
Etailer Very To Launch Collection With Glamour Magazine [Drapers Online]
Very.co.uk has created a capsule collection partnership with Glamour
Lulu Guinness Red Nose Bags [Fashion United UK]
The British accessories designer has teamed up with Sainsburyâ€™s to celebrate Red Nose Day
Catherine Piercy, formerly beauty writer at Vogue, has been named online beauty director at the publication…Jenna Gottlieb, formerly associate editor at Lucky, has been named features editor at the publication…Annie Tomlin, formerly beauty director at PopSugar, has been named beauty director at Refinery29…
Alexis Bittar unveiled his new collab with Bloomingdales yesterday, which he’s calling the Miss Havisham collection. If that conjures up thoughts of old ladies, think again. Bittar’s inpiration was a mix of Deco, new wave and Debbie Harry. “I love Debbie Harry. I’m obsessed with her,” Bittar told The Daily. “I watched this documentary about her on Virgin Air and I had forgotten how chic she was.” His fave songs by Harry? Call Me and Sunday Girl.
Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci has extended his contract with the French luxury house, according to WWD. The Italian designer has signed on for the next three years, and the timing couldn’t be better. LVMH, the luxury parent of 30 brands including Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Pucci, and Bulgari, posted a 12 percent boost in net profits in 2012, ringing in the new year at $4.4 billion.
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(NEW YORK) Lena Dunhamâ€™s Doing a New Show About Legendary Bergdorfâ€™s Personal Shopper Betty Halbreich [Fashionista]
The Girls’ star is developing a new comedy series for HBO
Paisley Paradise: Etro Launch E-boutique [Telegraph UK]
The luxury brand ventures into the digital sphere
First Vogue Festival Fashion Speakers Revealed [Vogue UK]
Announcing the 2013 Vogue Festival line-up
Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen Make First Handbag Collection For Elizabeth and James [Huffington Post]
The Olsen’s create a collection for those who can’t drop $40K
Illness Walks the Runway [NY Times]
The fashion crowd gives fashion month flu prevention tips