October 06, 2017
Nope, I'm not going to be speaking about the animal the mule. Instead, I'll be speaking about the mules that are on nearly every third pair of feet in New York City. I was walking into a meeting the other day, which is when I got the idea for this post, and began counting and looking - it was a lot of mules. And, for this trend, mules are not just for the ladies, men are enjoying this trend as well. So, how did the rise of the mules happen?
Courtesy of Gucci Instagram
Well, we can thank Gucci - specifically Alessandro Michele, creative director of the Italian brand.
Although I can't recall the exact publication I read it in, as it was a bit ago, the article spoke to how Alessandro had took the classic Gucci mule - he had worked for the brand for years before he was appointed creative director - and added fur to the inside. He did this on his own, without a thought to bring it into the world of Gucci. He was simply doing it for his own pleasure at the time. When he became appointed creative director, he was then able to share that design with the world. And, the fashion world responded enthusiastically.
Courtesy of Gucci Instagram
It is often said imitation is the best form of flattery. In Alessandro and Gucci's case, they should feel extremely flattered. It's safe to say mules are popping up around the globe, from fast-fashion to mass market to big box retailers. Mules are everywhere! Granted not all have the fur, but they are all inspired by Alessandro.
What do you think about the rise of mules? Will you be looking to purchase any?
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.