All posts tagged: Vogue


I stumbled upon a Vogue  article written by Contributing Editor Molly Guy about the 40 things she’s learned on her 40 years on earth. I loved her honesty and rawness and wanted to share a few of my favs. 1. Smoking cigarettes is the stupidest thing you can do. 2. Don’t believe the hype about high school sex. Anything you learned about losing your virginity is a marketing ploy invented by Aaron Spelling to make your 14-year-old self feel ugly and in need of new breasts. In two decades a lady named Lena Dunham will appear on the scene and relieve gals everywhere of the burden to be a mute hairless newt with no subjectivity during sexual intercourse. In the meantime, if it doesn’t feel good, say no and stop. 3. Miracles happen. That girl you thought would never fall in love will fall in love. That sibling who pledged to never speak to you again will speak to you again. Your friend with three failed rounds of IVF and two miscarriages will soon call you …

Lost In Translation

Vogue: June 2013 “There are times when you can feel your childhood ending. It can be the birth of a child, the death of a loved one. For me, that moment in the dressing room was it. The professional work ethic that had been instilled in me since I was a little girl was shocked back to life, and I knew that not only would this man prevent me from being able to do my job, he would prevent me from growing into the strong and confident woman I needed to become…ending relationships is always difficult, but leaving Paris broke my heart. It took years to disentangle the man from the city that I had fallen for, and I found that it was impossible to go back. When I finally broke down and did visit, it was with the American man I ended up marrying and our four-year-old daughter over Christmas, fifteen years after I had moved there…“why are we here again?” my daughter asked…”because,” I told her, “this is where Mommy grew up.”

What kind of customer do you design for?

I can’t even stress how relieving it is that Lagerfeld put into words what was only sounds in my mind. “I never want to think about customer…I just do collection, then it’s up to them to run with it. Wherever they run, whatever direction they take, I hope it’s the right direction, but I don’t believe it’s a good thing to say I design for this kind of person. There was once a French designer who said my dress is only bought by clever women…she went out of business. Never say, THIS is for you and THIS is NOT for you, I think it’s very pretentious.” – Karl Lagerfeld Designers always describe their “customer” as being fearless, beautiful, professional or confident. It’s repetitive…and a tad annoying. I think designs are in the eyes of the beholder. A collection will mean different things to different people. Like Lagerfeld said, let the customer figure it out and let them “run with it.”