Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Burberry's Art of the Trench

Dressing up in winter is probably the easiest thing known to man. Okay, that’s a hyperbole but I’m sure you know what I mean. You could be in a pair of jeans and t-shirt, which is not too chic, but then when you throw a scarf around your neck and drape yourself in a gorgeous trench; voila!!! You smart, dresser, you!
I love trenches. Their ability to transform the dullest of outfits is just amazing. Even the least stylish beings can seem like uber-fashionistas in trenches.
It is to my delight then that Burberry launches ‘The Art of the Trench’, a site where people can post pics of themselves in trenches. The website gives one a peak into how people across the globe style themselves in the trench. I think it’s rather awesome.
It is to my disappointment, however, that in my part of the world summer has set in and my trench coats are in hibernation. Oh, well, guess the kid in Ireland is also yearning to be in shorts and slops like me…
Visit http://www.artofthetrench.com

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Signs of economic recovery saves jobs at Prada

An unexpected ten percent surplus in orders has led Prada to shortening lay-off periods on some staff members as the company sees signs of recovery from a crippling global economic downturn, reports Reuters.
"The company is extremely pleased to identify the first signs of the market's recovery that allow it to schedule a speedy return to full production," said Miuccu Prada's Italian based fashion house in a statement.
Workers reportedly began returning to work on Monday after a lay-off that was expected to last at least six weeks. Consequently the period has been shortened by three weeks.
Versace, on the contrary, is reportedly expecting to report a loss as the economic crisis continues to bite.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

South African "Running In Heels"?

MNet and Fair Lady Magazine are hooking up for a reality TV show that will see six contestants battle it out for a style apprenticeship at Fair Lady South Africa. The six contestants, who- according to reports- will be handpicked by Fair Lady editor Suzy Brokensha, will be housed in a stylish Cape Town apartment for the duration of the show which will be broadcast on the Series Channel from March next year.
Entries open 9th November on the Fair Lady website http://www.fairlady.com/

I see South Africans running in heels...