4:09 pm

Fashion Quote of the Week

04/06/2014, Fashion Quote

“Fashion has never been as popular as it is today and that’s mainly because as a business it has become so powerful. There are such large budgets involved now and brands can really influence the way people think and behave. Some fashion designers are more influential than film directors or musicians but they don’t realise it.”

Stefano Tonchi from the “The New Creative Establishment 2010”
Issue 2, Industrie Magazine

4:59 pm

#MySelfie: Quentin Jones

02/06/2014, #MySelfie

In this week’s #MySelfie we speak to illustrator and film-maker Quentin Jones, the woman who likes to cut things up, paint on people and mix things together in a weird and wonderful way.


What is the trait you most deplore about the fashion industry?
At one end, I hate the amount of ‘throw-away’ stuff that is made, bought, and discarded every year; the cheapness of the high street. At the other, there can be some really tricky egos.

If you were to be reincarnated as a piece of clothing, what would you be and why?
Edible underwear – you would have just one fun outing.

What was your most memorable fashion moment?
Working with Victoria Beckham, meeting Anna Wintour, and picking my 6th birthday party dress from Marks and Spencer’s.

What is your style motto?
This isn’t a motto, but sometimes when I am dressed I look in the mirror and ask myself who else I know that might wear this outfit. Then I decide whether to take it off. Sometimes objectivity is useful.

What were you thinking when you took this Selfie?
Am I really 30?!

3:52 pm

My Stuff: Hanneli Mustaparta

30/05/2014, My Stuff

Introducing “My Stuff”, a new feature that involves fashion insiders talking about some pretty essential stuff. Here we speak to Hanneli Mustaparta, the model turned stylist, turned photographer, who also happens to be a blogger with an international following.


The best way to start a day is with…
Tropical Green tea from Harney & Sons, and cuddles with my dog who gets so excited when I wake up she can’t stop wagging her tail.

New ideas come easily when I’m looking at…
Nothing. I’m at my most creative when I have nothing on my mind.

It’s Friday night in Paris and I’m wearing my…
Chanel – Eau De Toilette.

The memorabilia I’m most protective of is…
‘Return of The Cool’ by David Bailey and a thank you note from Anna Wintour.

Boredom doesn’t exist thanks to my…
Constant fascination with things.

I’m going on holiday and the first thing I pack is my…
Zimmerman bikini and all the books I don’t have time to read. I can’t wait to read Angelica Huston’s ‘A Story Lately Told’, ‘Brain On Fire’ by Susannah Cahalan and ‘The Secret History’ by Donna Tartt.

4:18 pm

Unsung Heroes: Sergei Boulii by Graydon Carter

29/05/2014, Unsung Heroes

With Issue 7 only a few weeks away we couldn’t resist releasing a teaser of what’s to come.

In a new feature, Unsung Heroes, we move the spotlight away from the familiar faces of fashion, onto a group of people it’s likely you’ll know less about. But when it comes to the daily lives of our industry’s finest, these are the people worth knowing.

In the first of our series, Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair, talks to us about his Unsung Hero, Sergei Boulii.

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Graydon Carter
Editor, Vanity Fair
Unsung Hero: Sergei Boulii

The greatest perk that comes with being the editor of Vanity Fair is the use of a car and driver. It has made raising five kids in New York a possibility, in terms of getting them off to school when they’re young, making it to school functions, hauling them to hockey and ballet practice, and getting me home in an expedited manner to see them when the whistle goes off at work. For the past 17 years, I’ve been tethered to Sergei Boulii, my driver. He has seen my kids grow up, and my hair go from brown to gray. He gets me everywhere on time, and without hassle. And he keeps me abreast of events in Russia.

Sergei Boulii photographed by Matthew Priestley

1:39 am

Fashion Quote of the Week

28/05/2014, Fashion Quote

“Of course you need to fail, it’s unnatural not to. If you do everything right all the time then that perfection becomes boring. You could be the best designer in the world and produce amazing collections but people would get tired of it, even though it’s still amazing.”

Laura Mulleavy in ‘This Is Your Life Rodarte’
Issue 2, Industrie Magazine