Talked about and around the web.. this is your espresso shot of news:
Cannes – Fashion buzz won’t stop. From Marion Cotillard and Jessica Biel drenched in Dior to the brand presence of Swarovski. It’s all in there. This year’s standout is that Bollywood seems to have doubled down and made their presence known.
Beyonce wants you to the Rent The Runway. No, she isn’t kidding. From penny’s to as low as $150, account holders at www.renttherunway. can participate in trends and quality designs for 8 days at a time. Find out more at http://www.renttherunway.com
idesign times reports Fashion week will be moving uptown from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center as a consortia of Manhattanite businesses and resident have forced relocation. Read about it here
There was an especially enjoyable post-mortem on the Fashion Innovators 2013 event @ MIT. Worth a read and planning for 2014 for those who are Boston-bound. Read about it here
Posh spice is wearing designer trainers, make your own at Nike iD. Posh is here
NY Daily News reports Alexandre Mattiusi is launching a 13-piece capsule line inspired by the ever-hip French.
Again in the Daily News de la Renta has his new resort collection out. By the looks of it expect some understated colors, patterns, prints and florals to go with funky shapes.
The WSJ, yes the Wall Street Journal, gives you a fun profile of Rachel Roy. Beware you might not make it past the Pay Wall.
In her bag, fashion designer Rachel Roy keeps worn copies of two hardback books: “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, and a dog-eared “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” by David Sedaris.
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Fashion designer Rachel Roy in her studio in New York.
“This one for spiritual. This one for funny,” Ms. Roy says, pointing to the Ruiz, then the Sedaris.
Her bag is eminently casual. She designed it herself—for Lauren Bush’s Feed Foundation campaign. The $78 bags have an inside pocket, which solves a little problem of Ms. Roy’s: losing her phone and keys. She carries cosmetics and Jo Malone Red Roses cologne, which she says makes her feel “not so musty” when she goes to a dinner straight from work.
With two children and a busy work life, Ms. Roy also packs a secret weapon: Berocca Performance effervescent tablets with vitamins B and C, calcium, magnesium and zinc. For gadgets, she carries a BlackBerry BB.T -0.73% for email and an iPhone 5 “primarily for Instagram.” Ms. Roy has 197,000 Instagram followers. She recently posted a photo of a quote from Deepak Chopra: “Be happy for no reason.”
In her bag there are clues to the parenting style preferred by Ms. Roy, mother of daughters Ava, 13, and Tallulah, 4. For them, there are earphones, a Globe notebook from Cavallini Papers & Co., and two No. 2 pencils, as well as a mini-case of peppermint Altoids (that last also to calm Ms. Roy’s “paranoia” about bad breath).
But there are no toys. Also no lollipops or bubblegum. “I’m never that kind of mom that has a ton of stuff for their kids. I’m stricter than most moms,” Ms. Roy notes, launching into an anecdote about discovering rude posts on Ava’s Instagram account. “Please don’t swear on my daughter’s Instagram,” she says she posted in reply to one of her daughters’ friends.
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