Meet the Brooklyn Agency That White-Labels... →
If alternative marketing agency Vice and white-label clothier Li & Fung birthed an offspring, it would be brand-development firm the Supply System. Meet the Li & Fung of Greenpoint at Adage.com.
10 Phrases to Avoid at Work →
Experts weigh in on when to bite your tongue at the office.
Altuzarra CEO Karis Durmer’s Unconventional Path... →
Karis Durmer always knew she wanted a career in fashion. But it took a stint in finance (Bear Stearns), a stop-off at Columbia Business School, and experiences in publishing (Martha Stewart and Conde Nast) and startups (Make Meaning) to get there. Read her story at Fashionista.com.
Sleepy Jones Launches with the Ultimate Pajama... →
I really enjoyed interviewing all-around-creative-person Andy Spade about his new loungewear line, Sleepy Jones. Read the interview at Elle.com.
Cherry Bombe Gives Food the Fashion Eye It... →
Cherry Bombe is a food magazine for fashion people. And vice versa. Read all about it at Fashionista.com.
Who Should Replace Reed Krakoff at Coach? A Few... →
Coach creative director Reed Krakoff is stepping down after 16 years. Who will the company, which did almost $4.8 billion in sales in 2012, choose to replace him? Read my picks at Fashionista.com.
Five Resume Updates to Make Now →
My latest “careers” story over at Self.com.
Of a Kind →
It’s very nice to be called out as a person whose opinion matters. (After all, any writer who says she doesn’t care about the byline is full of it.) But it’s especially nice when the people doing the calling out are way cooler than you could ever hope to be. Of a Kind, who ran a little Q&A with me today, definitely fall into that group. Read it here.
Why a Coachella Sponsorship Is Still Valuable →
I hate the idea of Coachella, and so does most of Twitter. But the thing is, a lot of people still love it. Read why it’s still good for fashion brands to have a presence at Coachella on Fashionista.com.
The House of Cards Costume Designer and the 30... →
Good thing I was obsessed enough with the clothes on House of Cards to seek him out. Read my interview with Tom Broecker on Fashionista.com.
My Meeting With Cousin Matthew →
I don’t do a ton of celebrity stuff, but I have to say I really enjoyed chatting with Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey. Read my interview on Elle.com.
Jewelry Startup Shopbevel Wants to Take... →
I’m weary of crowdsourced/crowdfunded fashion. Obviously mass sites such as Threadless have made it work; so has Kickstarter on a project-by-project basis. But when voting/funding/etc is applied to high fashion, I get more than a little skeptical. It just feels like too much work on the user’s part. However, Shopbevel founder Courtney McColgan may prove me wrong. I profiled the...
Which Cover Stars Actually Sell Magazines? →
I analyzed newsstand sales from the past five years to determine which celebs excel at selling magazines, and which don’t. See who made the list at Fashionista.com.
E-Commerce: Three Ways Same-Day Delivery Will... →
I explored how Amazon and Google’s same-day delivery offerings will affect indie stores. Read it at Adage.com.
Analytics Startup Fohr Card Keeps Score For...
My latest Adage piece spotlights Fohr Card, the new tool that lets brands track blogger stats more efficiently. Read it at Adage.com.
The Hollywood Reporter!
I’m in Paris for fashion week, and along with my Fashionista duties I’m contributing to the Hollywood Reporter. Watch this space for a running list of stories: On the Paris Runways, Beauty Goes Bare Kanye, Fergie, Cher and More Come Out Early to Support Young Designers Jessica Chastain Makes the Rounds at Paris Fashion Week Paris Front Row Fashion: Melissa George at Nina Ricci Fall...
The Strategy Behind PopSugar's Rebranding →
I talked with PopSugar founders Brian and Lisa Sugar about the rebranding of their company. You can read about their business strategy (hint: video and affiliate marketing are big) at Fashionista.com.
It's Cool Again to be 'Made in America' →
Domestic goods are all the rage—but are they good for the bottom line? Read my latest over at Adage.com.
Why It Took So Long for Many Retailers to Embrace... →
For the latest issue of Advertising Age, I talked with James Gardner from Createthe Group (and others) about why e-commerce is still hard for some fashion brands to embrace. Read all about it on Adage.com.
Style.com Show Reviews
For New York Fashion Week Fall 2013, I’m reviewing shows for Style.com. Here’s a running list: Lisa Perry Rachel Comey Tia Cibani Tadashi Shoji Kimberly Ovitz Edun Charlotte Ronson Lyn Devon Kate Spade New York Jenni Kayne Jeremy Laing Catherine Malandrino Custo Barcelona Cynthia Rowley Jonathan Simkhai Calla Christian Siriano Jen Kao ICB Reem Acra Kaufmanfranco Betsey Johnson Jenny...
Fashionista 50: The Most Influential People in New... →
I’m a lover of lists, and for my return to Fashionista as editor at large we’ve put together one of my favorites: a survey of the New York fashion industry’s coolest, most innovative players. Check it out at Fashionista.com.
Calvin Klein Goes to the Super Bowl →
Calvin Klein’s first-ever Super Bowl ad just ran—read all about it at Adage.com.
Five Reasons Why It’s Okay Not to Show at Fashion... →
A ton of very well-known designers have chosen to sit out New York Fashion Week this season. I wrote about why that might be a good thing at Fashionista.com.
Episode 9: Back to Backpacks
theneedleandthemouse: Dan and Lauren talk about backpacks, Poler’s Napsack, and Uniqlo’s new part-plastic jeans. Listen Now or Subscribe via iTunes
The Most Influential Personal Style Bloggers →
I took a closer look at the performance of personal style bloggers for Fashionista.com. Head over there to see who made the list.
Online Vintage Heats Up →
A crazy amount of online vintage/resale start-ups have launched over the past few months. I surveyed the space: read all about it at BusinessofFashion.com.
Proenza Schouler and the Problem With... →
It’s no surprise the Financial Times dedicated an entire segment of Thursday’s “Business of Luxury: Focus on America” summit to the issue of counterfeiting. Proenza Schouler CEO Shirley Cook talked in depth about what it’s like for a young, rapidly growing brand to deal with knockoffs. Read the story at Fashionista.com.
Max Mara's Nicola Maramotti Is the Face of... →
I interviewed Max Mara exec Nicola Maramotti for DuJour—you can read the Q&A over at Dujour.com. I’m almost always inspired when talking with female execs, but I particularly enjoyed getting to know Maramotti. Her dedication to the family-run company—and the work she’s done for it—is incredibly impressive. So go read the Q&A to learn more!
Are Brands Overusing the Word Heritage? →
What does the word heritage even mean any more? I tried to figure that out for Fashionista.com.
What I Learned Today From J.Crew's Mickey Drexler →
J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler spoke this morning at WWD’s CEO Summit, which I’m covering for Fashionista. He said some really smart stuff. Read my recap on Fashionista.com.
12 Brands to Watch in 2013 →
From Gap to Balenciaga and everything in between. Read the whole story at Fashionista.com.
Why I Left My Fancy Magazine Job →
I just wrote this. People seem to like it. Read it on Fashionista.com.
Prediction: Get Ready for a Kim and Kanye Kids’... →
I spoke with celebrity and luxury brand consultants regarding the likelihood of Kim and Kanye developing their own kid’s clothing line. We also covered how luxury brands will feel when Baby Kimye wears their stuff. Read more at Fashionista.com.
Episode 8: To Japan And Back
theneedleandthemouse: Dan goes to Tokyo looking for Porter luggage and comes back with a few stories. Also: What we loved this year in gadgets and fashion. Listen Now or Subscribe via iTunes
The Fiscal Cliff: What it Is and What it Means for... →
All this fiscal cliff talk got me thinking, so I wrote about it over at Fashionista.