One of my favorite parts about fashion is the industry itself because there is so much more than meets the eye.
Before getting into the industry, I thought it seemed quite simple. You design clothes. You make the clothes. You sell the clothes. Yet, as I quickly learned, there is so much more to it than that.
In honor of this passion for the industry, I thought I'd share with you some of my top picks for books and movies that will offer you different perspectives into the world of fashion.
The title of this book could not be more accurate and straight to the point. This is a book that will have you whipping through the pages in earnest to find out what is about to happen.
You learn some business insight while getting a drama-filled plot that is so intertwined you would think it's a soap opera. Even if you don't know anything or much about the Gucci family, you will appreciate this book.
I tend to veer towards movies that are more documentary-based, but this film from Lifetime drew me in.
Donatella Versace was vocal about not backing this movie, which could be a sign of its accuracy or of its inaccuracy.
I say, take the movie with a grain of salt, but be prepared for a wild ride behind Versace, which begins shortly before the death of Gianni Versace and works to highlight Donatella's struggles to take on the family business while working to keep her own family intact.
First off, I must admit that I haven't seen this documentary yet, but it's on my list. Iris Apfel seems to be an amazing person that is so full of life and says exactly what's on her mind. Additionally, in the trailer of the movie, she thinks she could possibly be the first women to wear jeans and dares not to speak about her time decorating the White House or she may get into trouble, which offers some perspective into her personality.
Here's another glimpse into Iris, from the documentary.
"I didn't give a damn about going to the party or being at the party, it was getting dressed for the party. And there's truth and poetry in that."
Stay tuned for more fashion book and movie picks.
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Last week we introduced you to the newly opened Hudson Yards and provided lots of basic, down-to-earth information. CLICK HERE for a fantastic video of the grand opening ceremony (sound on/full screen). This week we’re going to focus on the shops and restaurants you will find as well as “The Vessel” (New York’s answer to the Eiffel Tower) and “The Shed” (a performance and exhibition space that expands and contracts).
No matter where you are in the world today, it seems one cannot escape politics. As I do not want this post to be an oxymoron, my goal is to keep it on topic - politics in fashion?. It was not that long ago, I cancelled one of my previously beloved fashion magazines (and as you read this, it wasn't American Vogue). Without thinking twice, I cited the reason being that I was a subscriber to this magazine because it used to be about fashion, now it was about fashion and politics.
On April 15, 2019 a fire broke out beneath the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Since I had seen this magnificent structure in my early twenties I found this horrific news very upsetting. I was grateful that we had scheduled an outing to the recently opened Hudson Yards on the West Side of Manhattan. It was a welcome distraction because this creation of a “brand new neighborhood” was overwhelming. I have 10 pages of typed research notes that I plan to break down into bite-sized points to give you a quick overview of this astounding venture.
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