Posted by admin | British women,CEO,CFDA Awards 2012,Commercial,Dating profile,DePaul women,Likewise | | Friday 1 March 2013 4:28 pm

Sara on Giovanna
I’m so happy when Giovanna asks my opinion about a shoot she’s styling. Likewise, I value hers – I’d change a bag if she says it should be different. Fashion is a bond between us; we share clothes – you can’t imagine what she has. People always stop her, wanting to take pictures of her outfits. Growing up, she was always the more extrovert dresser. I was classic – cashmere jumpers, polo shirts, very boring.

Like Giovanna, my first job was modelling. She was 17 and I was 16 when we first started working for Dolce & Gabbana. I was partying in the Bay, a fashion club in Milan, and I was spotted by them and ended up on their catwalk. But I only did it for a year because I hated it. So did Giovanna. It was boring; the best bit about it was working with her. I left to work as a designer at an accessories house in Florence for five years before setting up my own handbag label. I have one employee who works with me in the studio downstairs in my house in Milan, which I used to share with Giovanna. I was so sad when she moved to New York two years ago. I went over to surprise her last Hallowe’en. She was at home, and I walked in with Vlad [Roitfeld, the son of Carine Roitfeld, and Giovanna’s boyfriend], who was like, ‘Look what I found on the street!’ She was jumping around, she was so happy.


Posted by admin | Control,Likewise,Loungewear,Married very young | | Tuesday 12 February 2013 4:43 pm

GIVE me five minutes with these One Direction kids – this tattoo epidemic is out of control, writes Amber Petty.
EITHER I’m just naturally getting old and crabby or the world is morphing into one big, fairly pointless tattoo.You can’t go anywhere without seeing some young man or woman, boy or girl, prancing around town covered in tattoos.

It’s all so ironic that some of these kids believe they’re being so individual and painstakingly cool. Yet how can anything that every other young dude on the block has be cool?This whole tattoo epidemic is just totally out of control.

I’d like to have a long grandma-style chat with these One Direction kids.Although they’re happily singing squeaky-clean, packaged pop music, they’re obviously desperate to get the sorts of tattoos that are about as well designed and thought through as something I’d do with biro on a corner of paper to pass the time while listening to hold music.

And if you’re sitting there sporting a skin design of some sort and think I’ve spent too much time loitering around Burnside, out of touch with the real world, you’d be advised to check in with my father. He believes I’ll only ever date the types who can prove that they have one. But the difference here is the reason and the thought involved in getting one.

Not simply getting one because it’s supposedly cool.

The worrying thing with this extreme form of fashion is that it is just that – fashion. How many young people are just looking at their bodies and thinking “How do I fill up the blank space?”
What happened to the true sense of being cool, having the sort of self-identity that meant you didn’t needed to spell it out with a permanent stamp?