Watch Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana talk to the ever so keen, ever so intelligent Imran Amed about fashion, their fans and their digital strategies. Though bouth of them believe in the power of the digital medium, Domenico is the complete opposite of Stefano when it comes to the use of technology. He doesn’t use Facebook and Twitter. I love when he said he prefers real life more and in a way, it’s inspiring. It’s important to always separate both real and online lives. It’s easy to get trapped online and this whole social media madness due to the addictive nature of the internet. I for one try to the best that I can to live my life normally and have a life OUTSIDE the internet.. and then share it online. I don’t make the online world my real world, you know? Life is beautiful.
Stefano Pilati on Fashion Bloggers as told to WWD at the Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2012 show in New York:
- “I pay attention to all of them and I’m very scared,” he says. “Because who are these people? I would like to sit with them and ask them where they come from. Because it’s very easy to judge from your bed. At the same time, I’m fascinated. I’m fascinated by this era and this medium. If people are thirsty about fashion, I like to have a dialogue, but now it’s not a two-way dialogue; it’s a one-way dialogue.”
Have you seen this interview? CNN featured Phillip Lim a few months back. Be sure to watch it if you have the time. I admire Phillip’s sensibilities, values and of course, his business model. His story is inspirational!
Alber Elbaz and Moi
After all these years, Alber and I finally met.
I shyly approached the maestro at the post-show private shopping event. All I wanted to do was to photograph him. However, the incredibly kind and gracious Alber insisted that I join him so I humbly asked one of the other chic ladies to take our photo.
I was surprised that he knows me. I was shocked when Alber told me he's kept track of how far I've come and how he's kept track of me from the earlier days of my blog. I don't know how I managed to stop myself from crying in front of him; I have always been a fan of Alber, his work and his undying love for the women who adore his creations. He creates not only fashion but dreams…
I saw him a few times throughout the shopping event. While queueing at the till, Alber was there again so I told him "look at what you're doing to people!", referring to the dozens and dozens of well-dressed fans and followers of his, going agog at the new Lanvin x H&M collection.
Alber, it truly is an honor meeting you. Thank you so much for making me (and thousands, if not millions of people) fall in love with fashion again and again and again…
Hear it From Alber Elbaz – Lanvin for H&M Collaboration
This is truly a dream come true. The Lanvin x H&M collaboration is going to be released in 200 stores worldwide on November 23, 2010.
“H&M approached us to collaborate, and see if we could translate the dream we created at Lanvin to a wider audience, not just a dress for less. I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public. This has been an exceptional exercise, where two companies at opposite poles can work together because we share the same philosophy of bringing joy and beauty to men and women around the world.”
- Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin.
I can’t wait to see the result of this collaboration. OMG the men’s shoes. SHOES. SHOES!!!!
Dinner With Jean Paul Gaultier in Red Square, Moscow
I’m still trying to recover from yesterday’s tragic news.
The folks at Vogue Russia just posted a recent video of Aliona Doletskaya having a lovely chat with Jean Paul Gaultier.
Aliona is bad ass! How many chain-smoking, BRA-LESS (?), tank top-wearing, husky-voiced Editors who still looks chic while interviewing a legendary French designer in the middle of Red Square do you know? She’s irreplaceable!
We’ll miss you Aliona!!!!!!!!
Please come to America! There are tons of magazines out there who need your ferocity.
Words of Wisdom from Karl Lagerfeld
The folks at Chanel recently interviewed Karl Lagerfeld after his fall/winter 2010 haute couture show.
“Fashion is about going ahead, not about the memory. When people want to be liked for what they did, they should stop.“
Karl’s intellect and wit is UNMATCHABLE. He’s a true genius. Always a pleasure to watch his interviews.
Took this quick shot of Donatella when she took her bow after her spring/summer 2011 menswear show in Milan.
Say what you want but I, along with many people I spoke to after the
show, agreed that she looked terrific.
Mary Katrantzou on Mafia
Have you ever heard of/played the game ‘mafia’? I haven’t. Let fashion designer Mary Katrantzou (who makes some of the most spectacular printed dresses today) explain it to you.
It’s funny how Mary and I met for the first time — inside a lift with a fellow passenger who couldn’t decide whether to go to the third or fourth floor.
Next thing you know we’re having blinis, caviar and vodka shots!
Mary’s here in St. Petersburg for Aurora Fashion Week. Her show is on Sunday night.
Stefano Gabbana joins Twitter!
Another day, another fashion designer joins the Twitter bandwagon. Say hello to Stefano Gabbana!
Follow Stefano and his adventures at http://www.twitter.com/stefanogabbana.
photo via: v magazine