The Biz: Alexander Exits & Aerin Branches Out

April 4th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

A beautiful look from behind the scenes at Russian Fashion Week | Image Credit Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia

Were sad to hear that the great Hilary Alexander is retiring from her position at The Daily Telegraph in June | Fashionista

Aerin Lauder to start lifestyle brand; the perpetually stylish creative director of Estee Lauder is spreading her wings into jewelry, housewares and accessories with a little help from Jeff Zucker and Ebs Burnough. | RACKED

Good news for Dolce & Gabbana, the design duo have been acquitted of all tax evasion charges | NY Times

NY, London, Paris and Milan aren’t the only cities where fashion reigns supreme, Russian fashion week in Moscow is happening right now – get to know all the designers

Trunk shows are more important than ever and major designers are using them as a way to connect personally with consumers | Thread NY

WWD connects with two pioneering independent makeup brand founders about surviving the recession and making a comeback. | WWWD

NYTimes speaks to one of our favorite jewelry designers, Eddie Borgo about structure and Rubik’s Cubes | NYTimes

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The Biz: Prada Exits Barneys

February 7th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Glimpse at Barney’s new campaign featuring backstage shots by William Klein, Nan Goldin and Juergen Teller

Prada and Barney’s part ways and new CEO Mark Lee explains why. Don’t worry handbag lovers, Valextra is taking over the coveted Prada space on the first floor. | NYT

LVMH acquires cult beauty brand Ole Henricksen. Product junkies know the Scandinavian line’s Foaming cleansers and moisturizers, but the LVMH acquisition is set to take them to the next level. | WWD

Big brands like Chanel & DeBeers  combine editorial and advertising with magazines like Town & Country, has the line between advertising and content been blurred? | LuxDaily

Black Swan costume designer Amy Wescott, speaks out against the sisters Mulleavy and their contributions to the costuming of the film. Who really deserves credit for the incredible ballet designs? | Daily Telegraph

Fashion and Tumblr join forces in a big way
with top brands all jumping on the bandwagon. What’s next a tumblr… | Mashable

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