“Why does everything you wear look like it’s bearing a grudge, darling?”
– Eddy to Saffy, AbFab
Fashion Week is underway in New York City. Curious about how Vogue’s giant September issue comes together? Watch and learn – while The September Issue documentary debuted in 2009, the same cast of characters is running the show today.
Speaking of which, watch Anna Wintour and her bob take the A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge here.
Can Fashion Week exist without make-up? Certainly not. Here’s a fascinating read on cosmetics pioneer Max Factor, who was personal cosmetician (& hostage) to the Czar’s court before escaping to America.
Maiyet is a luxury fashion brand that is designed in New York and fabricated by specialized craftspeople around the world. This socially conscious label creates customized training programs to promote fine craft skills in local communities, ensuring a production consistency in the Maiyet clothing line while promoting economic growth and stability for its artisan partners. Learn more about the philosophy driving this company forward in The Luxurious Goodness of Maiyet.
You might be surprised to know that pencils are going strong in this digital age. Fashion studios are one place where I suspect they remain ubiquitous. Faber-Castell, the oldest and largest pencil manufacturer worldwide, has it covered: Hands-On Bavarian Count Presides Over a Pencil-Making Empire.
I can’t imagine New York without seeing Bill Cunningham, whose style photos appear each week in the New York Times, out and about on his Schwinn bicycle snapping pictures of city scenes. In the 2011 documentary Bill Cunningham New York, he shares the story of how his career developed and his many adventures along the way.
Finally, we’re all aware of the high costs of disposable fashion, but have we lost the skills needed to maintain quality clothing over time and through trends? Make Do & Mend can help: The rise of mending: how Britain learned to repair clothes again.