Juicy Couture Founders Stepping Down Sales Has Dropped Drastically

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Juicy founder Gela Nash said, “We stayed seven years, which is a long time.” Cofounder Pamela Skaist chimed in saying "We want to bust out and do everything.” She also said that the two have been working on a TV show, a movie and a book.
The New York Post, however, suggests a different reason to their departure: Nash-Taylor and Skaist-Levy are stepping down because Juicy Couture isn’t doing well. Major retailers like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s have cut back the floor space for the label and Juicy Couture’s sales dropped 7.8 percent in the third quarter.

Versace To Layoff 350 Of Its Employees

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Versace has announced that it will eliminate 350 of its 1,360 jobs, representing 26 percent of its workforce, worldwide starting in March and ending in June — part of a plan to return to profitability in 2011.

Chanel To Raise Prices On All Of Their Handbags Starting February 1

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On February 1, Chanel will jack up handbag prices by $50 to $100 on classic styles, according to the sales associates in the Soho boutique. A sales person in the Madison Avenue Chanel boutique confirm, saying "the classic jumbo caviar leather bag will go from $2,650 to $3,000 ." So if you've been putting off purchasing the classic bag, now will be the time to buy one.

Rachel Zoe Ex Assistant Taylor Jacobson Blacklist Or Just Cant Find A Job Because Of Her Attitude

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Fashion Week Daily writes that Rachel Zoe began masterminding a blacklist against her former assistant, after she resigned, claimed a well "placed source" (yeah sure).

Rachel basically wasn’t happy about Taylor leaving on her own terms and felt like she should have fired Taylor herself. There were a lot of emails and calls that were placed to big fashion houses with the intent of keeping Taylor away.

I personally believe that Rachel Zoe should have fired Taylor long before she resign. Taylor was like a cancer (awful attitude). I don't care how well she was at her job. She complain 90 percent of the time, and spent the other 10 percent being rude to coworkers. So if indeed Taylor is on a blacklist these are the reasons and not because of Rachel. Taylor was dumb enough to quit her job during a recession. She probably assumed job offers would be pouring in, now that reality has settled, blame it on Rachel.

Yves Saint Laurent Paris Apartment Is On The Market For 34 Million

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The Paris apartment of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent is on the market for $34.6 million. Located in a 19th-century building in the city's 7th Arrondissement, the 5,600-square-foot duplex comes with a garden and courtyard. The designer began renting the apartment in 1970, bought it eight years later and lived there until his death last year, according to listing broker Anne de Cambiaire of Emile Garcin Paris.

Sonia Rykiel Spring 2010 Collection

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Sonia Rykiel Spring 2010 Collection can be found at www.soniarykiel.com

Versace To Launch Mobile Phone For VIP Clients To Watch Runway Collection

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Versace announced last week they would launch the Versace mobile phone in spring with select clients to be given a private showing during Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris this upcoming week. There is no word on which mobile phone provider Versace have teamed up with and whether it would have a touch screen. I'll bet my las two quarters this phone will be plushed out. The pictures of the new telephone is not available at the moment.

Fashion Week Will No Longer Be Held At Bryant Park After February 2010 Park Officials Disliked Fashion Week

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Next month will be the last time the tents go up in Bryant Park; September 2010 Fashion Week will be centered at the Lincoln Center. While celebrating the move with the CFDA at DVF's studio, Anna Wintour said that she was ready to leave Bryant Park: “I’m looking forward to it. I wish it was next week.” Diane Von Furstenberg chimed in: "They didn't want us anymore, so we found a better place. The only way to deal with rejection is by shining."

Diane Von Furstenberg To Launch Home Decorative Collection In 2011

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Springs Global, the decorative home furnishings company, announced today that it has partnered with Diane von Furstenberg for a DvF collection that will include bedding, bath, tabletop, and decorative accessories. "The design of your home is a reflection of who you are," said Von Furstenberg in a statement," and I am thrilled to be able to express the DVF spirit through this new collection with Springs Global."
The DvF home decorative collection will be available in stores and on DvF.com
in January 2011.

Vera Wang Used To Be An Ice Skater She Is Now Designing Customes

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We all know about Vera Wang’s figure skating past and olympic dreams, well she’s keeping her dream alive by designing figure skating costumes for Evan Lysacek, one of America’s top medal hopes for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
Vera Wang compared a figure skating costume to an Oscar gown, saying that there is “more pressure than an Oscar dress in a strange way,” she says, because the costumes has to complement the music.

Diesel Has Announced A New Artistic Director Bruno Collin

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French journalist and founder of WAD magazine, Bruno Collin has been announced as Diesel’s new artistic director, replacing Wilbert Das who left the Italian fashion brand late last year. “Today more than ever, I want Diesel to express its own DNA in a way that’s more modern and innovative,” said Diesel president and founder Renzo Rosso.

Christian Dior & Giorgio Armani Catfight Armani Wants Some R E S P E C T

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Armani sent out a memo today indicating that his Armani Prive couture presentation next Monday is being moved back from 7:30 pm to 9 pm, due to what he calls an “unexpected and unjustifiable” time change by Christian Dior. He goes on to call Dior's move “indicative of a lack of respect for other people’s time and labor.” 21 days until fashion week and the drama is already stewing lol.

Shoe Trends For Spring 2010

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Chloe (Very Top), Lanvin (Middle Left), Nina Ricci (Middle Right)
Versace (Bottom Left), Miu Miu (Bottom Right) www.netaporter.com

Stella McCartney Spring & Summer 2010 Ready To Wear Romantic Chic

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Alessandro Dell'Acqua To Launch (Affordable) Womenswear And Shoes

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Alessandro Dell'Acqua is launching a new women's and footwear line, which will be presented at the upcoming Milan Fashion Week for Fall 2010. Details are slim, but the new line, called N° 21. Word on the street is that this collection will be more affordable.

Happy 36th Birthday To Kate Moss

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Vogue cover shoot

Designer Missoni Uses Her Family Album For Spring & Summer 2010 Ad

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Angela Missoni opted for a more personal campaign this season. Trading out models for her own family, Missoni turned to the talents of Juergen Teller to capture a certain intimacy that places her designs in a real world setting. As Missoni shared with WWD, “I wanted to highlight our reality and our lifestyle, which is reflected in our unique product and in the artisanal aspect. This campaign really reflects the mood I’m in these days, even from a design stance.” The campaign features Angela Missoni, her parents, her children Margherita, Teresa and Francesco, as well as her brother Vittorio Missoni’s siblings, Ottavio Junior, Marco and Giacomo.

Vogue Takes Away Staff Personal Drivers Orders Them To Subway

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Word on the street is that American Vogue staffers have been order to lose their private drivers and cab ride for the subway trains. The mandate was laid down by their new publisher Susan Plagemann with a source telling Page Six that “senior people have been told they must take more subways to meetings as opposed to Town Cars to save money. I wonder how the ice queen Anna Wintour is handling the memo lol.

Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, And Kim Kardashin Makeup Artist Scott Barnes Has A New Book "About Face"

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Scott Barnes highly anticipated book, About Face, is now available. Learn how to achieve your own looks, that Barnes created for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Mariska Hargitay, Kim Kardashian and a bevy of models.
I purchased the the book and completed it in three days.
It was very charming and candid.
Jennifer Lopez will host the About Face book party, on Wednesday night January 20, 2010 at the Hotel Gansevoort in New York. You can purchase the book for $17 here http://search.barnesandnoble.com/About-Face/Scott-Barnes/e/9781592333998

Kate Moss To Design Handbag Collection For LongChamp

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Supermodel Kate Moss is set to design a signature line of handbags for Longchamp, WWD reports. Her first collection will arrive in stores on February 11, and her long-term contract will call for two collections each year. Moss is no stranger to Longchamp and has been the face of the firm's advertising for the last four years.

LOVER Spring & Summer 2010 Collection Romantic Feminine

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Tory Burch Dating Warner Music Group Cheif Lyor Cohen Who Knew

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Designer Tory Burch who used to date Lance Armstrong, has switched from an athlete to an aesthete. The preppy blonde is now seeing Lyor Cohen, the Israeli-born chief of Warner MusicGroup, and they have been seen all over the place. The two were in attendance at Highline Sunday night for Mos Def concert. Accompanying the couple in VIP were Andre Harell, P Diddy, and Cassie.

Tory Burch Buys A New Home In Southhampton And Selling The Old Home In Southhampton For 17 Million

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Fashion designer Tory Burch is selling her house in Southampton, N.Y., for $17.9 million, after agreeing to buy another home nearby. The 1980 oceanfront contemporary home on the market sits on 4.5 acres and measures 6,000 square feet. It has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a pool and 200 feet of ocean frontage. Tory Burch bought the property from her ex-husband, venture capitalist Chris Burch, for $22.5 million in July 2008, records show. Southampton officials then approved Tory Burch’s plans to tear down the home and replace it with a 7,100-square-foot, seven bedroom beach house. The property is being offered with the approved plans for a new house. In October, Tory Burch went into contract to buy a 25-room Georgian house in Southampton’s estate section.

Tory Burch Manhattan Townhouse

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