As a fashion student myself, I know how much homework we get regardless of what the ‘I study philosophy at Kings because my grandfather’s grandfather did’ guy thinks; it’s actually pretty taxing to keep up with this industry. To give you a helping hand, I’ve done a little bit of the homework for you and pulled together all the most promising Summer experiences available to avoid you having to trawl through Twitter feeds, getting links to Buzzfeed and inevitably spending your entire day looking at gifs of small animals in party hats or even better, THIS. They might be blissful at the time, but you will never get those job hunting hours back my friend.
A few months ago we compiled our first list of the juiciest of internships going and it proved to be quite a hit, so, we’ve put together our Summer edition, covering everything from couture at McQueen to buying at Matches. So go grab yourself a caramel macchiato, get that CV out from 2010 and sex it up like it’s 2015. Good luck fashionistas!
Welcome to the latest edition of Ask CF! Every few weeks, we select a reader fashion question and answer it here on the site. Do you have a specific fashion question for us? Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn how to send it our way!
Ask CF Question
We watched the finales for New Girl, Scandal, and The Office (sniff) this week. Between finale season and upfront season (where networks present their potential new shows to advertisers and analysts), the small screen is taking center stage right now.
TV is arguably better than it’s ever been, and so are its characters’s hair. And YouTubers, those die-hard denizens of DIY, have noticed. You can look like any of your favorite leading small screen ladies thanks to the high-quality tutorials that are out there.
Dying to try out a complicated Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen braid or get that flowy Russian spy mane that Keri Russell sports in The Americans? Whether you’re a vintage maven like Megan Draper on Mad Men or a modern New Girl, YouTube has you covered.
You know I’ve had my rages with Melissa’s plastic shoes. And even though I admire and respect the designers who worked with the legendary Brazilian shoes brand, I still don’t see myself wearing plastic sandals… I used to wear jelly shoes in my young years and as much as I liked the designs and felt really comfortable in them, they really didn’t keep their fancy looks after some wearing.
The plastic started to become foggy and unpolished. Unlike leather that tends to look better with age, plastic tends to lose face. But that doesn’t bother me when it comes to kids shoes. Children don’t wear their shoes the next season. It’s a one season shoes affair with the kids. In the best of cases!
Harper’s Bazaar is coming to France! Hearst Magazine’s International and Groupe Marie Claire that publishes Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan in France, will launch a French edition of Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Wear Daily reported.
“[Launching in France is very important] because of the fashion heritage of France,” said Duncan Edwards, president of Hearst Magazines International. “I wish we launched there a long time ago.”
French journalist Alexandra Senes will oversee the magazine as editor-in-chief. The glossy will be published 12 times a year, targeting a “high-scale readership,” according to WWD. Senes is well versed in the magazine business, launching Jalouse magazine in 1998, working as editor-in-chief and contributing to L’Officiel and Architectural Digest. She founded SAS, a communications agency, hosted and produced a fashion series called “La Vitrine” for a French TV channel. She has curated fashion exhibits for department stores like Printemps and Le Bon Marchè. Most recently, she launched a clothing line sold at Colette called Kilometre.
Peter Pilotto bowing in Singapore.
The international talent at Singapore’s Audi Fashion Festival is impressive: Carolina Herrera opened the event, Hussein Chalayan will close it. Friday’s schedule featured Tsumori Chisato. And Saturday brought Peter Pilotto, the London-based designer whose lauded collections are just as much about the fabrics and detailing as they are about his memorable computerized prints.
I spoke with Pilotto–whose six-year-old brand is on the cusp of some big things—just after the show.
Fashionista: Why did you decide to show in Singapore?
Peter Pilotto: [Upscale designer boutique] Club 21 is such an important partner for us here. They’re doing really well with the brand, so we always wanted to come here. When we got the invitation from the festival, we were so happy. I mean, apart from the fact that we’re presenting resort 2014 in two weeks in New York. That was the only doubt. But Christopher [De Vos, Pilotto's designer partner] said, “No, you have to go.” So he’s in London at the studio, working on resort.
David Bowie may have sung about The Jean Genie, but today, we want to sing about this excellent Bowie printed dress from the ASOS Collection. Just look at it! IT IS AWESOME.
Featuring quirky cut-away shoulders, rolled cuffs and a print of the Starman himself, Ziggy Stardust, this casual cool dress is definitely a Fashion no-brainer for your everyday wardrobe. Heading to the park with your pals? You’ll look Hunky Dory if you team this cotton number with an oversized cardigan, tights and a pair of Converse. Got a date with a boy in a band? Dress it up with your best leather jacket, red lips and a pair of black boots to make him think, “Oh! You Pretty Thing.”
Not only is it a cute piece for the summer, it’s also the perfect festival dress; just add sunnies, some seriously backcombed hair and stomping boots, and you’re the ideal festival Rebel, Rebel. If I haven’t done enough to convince you that you need this dress in your life, let me conclude with this; it has David Bowies face on it. Do you need any other excuses to buy it?
With the season four premiere of Arrested Development just one week away, we decided to celebrate our love for this critically acclaimed comedy with a fashion post inspired by the dysfunctional, yet hilarious Bluth family.
In case you hadn’t heard, Arrested Development is being brought back from the depths of cancellation (after 7 years!) with a brand-new season that will stream exclusively on Netflix starting May 26th. (We could not be more excited!)