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Posted by Liesel Schmader | 7 May 2019
Camp: Notes on Fashion | Met Gala 2019

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture | Photo: Teen Vogue Zac Posen | Photo: Time Magazine Christian Siriano | Photo: Vanity Fair Prabal Gurung | Photo: Just Jared Ferragamo | Photo: Glamour...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 11 January 2019
New York Fashion Week: The Shows | February 2019 Schedule

NEW YORK — The countdown to NYFW February 2019 is on! See the schedule for NYFW: The Shows below. Photo: New York Fashion Week  

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 12 December 2018
British Fashion Awards 2018: Favourite Red Carpet Ensembles

LONDON — The British Fashion Council (BFC) held The Fashion Awards on Monday, 10 December 2018 at The Royal Albert Hall. BFC's annual event celebrates creativity and innovation by shining the...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 9 October 2018
Designer Feature: STAUD

LOS ANGELES — STAUD. A California-born, vintage-inspired fashion label, STAUD's look is retro ready-to-wear, often incorporating PVC and patent. Upon its founding in 2015, STAUD's goal was to create a...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 7 June 2018
Dear Kate

Dear Kate, I confess that I did not know a whole lot about you before your death. However, I felt like I knew you, through your namesake brand. The colours...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 25 May 2018
Barbie Collabs

Pink is our favourite colour and we're 90's kids. Alsooo, Barbie is the ultimate female icon and her message is that girls can be anything they want to be. So...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 23 May 2018
Best-Kept Secret: Gilt City

Gilt City is one of the best-kept secrets around. What is it? Gilt City is a lifestyle site that provides exclusive offers on local services such as restaurants, spas, concerts,...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 17 May 2018
Petite Ladies’ Shopping Guide

Hi! I wanted to write a post to guide readers on where to shop if they tend to be on the petite side. Often times, it can be difficult for...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 10 May 2018
Retail: “Innovate or Die!”

Why are retailers struggling to reinvent themselves and their industry when the existential threat seems so clear? If the battle cry truly is "innovate or die," why are so many...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 8 May 2018
Met Gala 2018 Part II/III: Favourite Red Carpet Looks

NEW YORK — The First Monday of May arrived last night in all of its holiness, with fashionistas, artists, and A-listers walking the red carpet for "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 6 March 2018
Nordstrom board rejects $8.4B buyout offer

NEW YORK — Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) said Monday it rejected a takeover offer from members of the Nordstrom family. Nordstrom, Ottawa | Photo: Tile of Spain The members, including co-presidents,...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 11 January 2018
Why I’m Not Happy Céline Is Now Accessible Online

PARIS — This morning, as we were perusing Nordstrom.com, we noticed a sentence at the top — "Including Céline sunglasses — now available online." Céline Fall 2013 Ad Campaign featuring Daria Werbowy |...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 28 December 2017
Is Fashion Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

  If artificial intelligence (AI) has its way, discounting could disappear, thanks to software that tells retailers exactly what and how many products to buy, and when to put them...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 27 December 2017
Nina Ricci | Spring 2018 RTW

Shop This Look | Model: Alicia Burke | Photo: Vogue Shop This Look | Model: Mayowa Nicholas (Elite) | Photo: Vogue Shop This Look | Model: McKenna Hellam | Photo:...

Posted by Liesel Schmader | 19 December 2017
The Cure for the ‘Retail Apocalypse’

OXFORDSHIRE — 8,642. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfRdajGlRFw This number appeared on the first slide of a presentation by Doug Stephens, retail industry futurist, founder of Retail Prophet, and author of "Reengineering Retail: The...