Interesting insight on running a floral business from both Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua (the veteran) and Ruby Barber of Mary Lennox (the new business) in Design*Sponge.
- Great read on Meg Biram's blog profiling Margaret Elizabeth jewelry designer Margaret Shackleton.
- Babble proves you can prevent hat hair with these 10 style ideas.
- Here's a great piece that gives students and readers a chance to see the happenings behind glamour of haute couture.
- The top pre-fall 2014 trends to anticipate.
- Meet the bag you will want to wear all year long.
- Finally, a detailed guide to wearing sneakers at work from Refinery29.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
This post originally appeared in Yours Truly as a profile piece on our founders.
What is the most challenging part about being an entrepreneur? What is the most rewarding part?
The most challenging part is the production schedule; we need our clothes to go online around the same time as everyone else in retail each season. Since we work on a tighter schedule, we're often a little more under the gun; and because we're perfectionists, it can be a pretty stressful process. But seeing the product and hearing how much customers enjoy wearing our pieces makes it all worth it.
What is the most valuable lesson you have learned so far as an entrepreneur that you would pass on to young women aspiring to be entrepreneurs?
There's a lot of talk in the media about 'entrepreneurship' especially in the retail tech world. The truth is, it's never as glamorous or easy as it looks in the press. Catherine and I were only willing to take a risk because we had experience and connections. Even though we've learned so much through doing, I'm ever thankful that we had and have those relationships. I'd also encourage young women to really try to zero in on their customers; you don't have a business without a customer base, and they're the ones you're working to serve. So even if you have a great product, make sure it's something the market is interested in buying.
Read the rest of the article on Yours Truly!
Friday, January 17, 2014
- Meryl Streep, in Vanity Fair's interview "Anatomy of an Actor" says she doesn't mind being laughed at. Read her advice for worrying less.
- The best private dining around the world as presented by NET-A-PORTER's The Edit.
- According to Apartment Therapy, becoming your own professional organizer is simple with these top 10 tips.
- Alors, here are eight secrets to dressing like a french girl on Who What Wear.
- Helpful ideas from Real Simple that will transform your old kitchenware into new helpers for dinner.
- Forbes reminds us of another reason we should be cheering on GM's new CEO Mary Barra.
Monday, January 13, 2014
We love to watch the red carpet for unexpected colors, cuts and fabrics, as well as great fit. Here are our favorite stars of the night.
Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren: We love a clean, classic silhouette that has interest and flatters. This was the best look of the night.
Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé: Ladylike lace. Cate always brings the fashion A-game, but this subtler, softer look really suits her.
Kerry Washington in Balenciaga and Olivia Wilde in Gucci: In our past, we've dressed many pregnant actresses for the red carpet. These two women really nailed their looks and managed to look chic and sexy.
Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera and Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney: Smart, hilarious and looking great to boot. A dynamic duo who have really gotten into a style stride.
Emma Watson in Dior Haute Couture: Red was the color of the evening, and this ensemble from Dior Haut Couture felt particularly fresh.
Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein: At Dobbin, we love jewel tones, and this simple Calvin Klein gown lets the color do the talking, and lets Reese shine. Her new bob is an added bonus.
Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta: Sometimes Lady Mary comes off a bit goth on the red carpet, this time she looks lovely and like a true star.
Juliana Margulies in Andrew Gn's: This Andrew Gn has a slight boho feel and we are really feeling it.
Caitlin Fitzgerald in Emilia Wickstead: Another beautiful color and simple silhouette. Smart move for an up and comer.
Margot Robbie in Gucci: This dress shows that beautiful embellishment on a gorgeous fabric with a simple cut can be all you need to look fabulous.
Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham: Another jewel tone, pretty ruching and embellishment all came together in a nice way.