Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Happiness is just a hairflip away.
"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Memo celebrates its tenth anniversary and launches a new scent simply called Eau de Memo, a blend of jasmine and green tea with a hint of leather designed by Aliénor Massenet like all the house's perfumes. This is the 22nd one developed by the French label launched by Clara & John Molloy in 2007. Like all Memo fragrances, it doesn't come cheap : a 100ml flacon costs €200. Though this has not stopped Memo developing into a much sought-after brand, which is currently the top selling one at Harvey Nichols, the famed London shopping emporium. Memo's latest developments comes at a time when major luxury groups are busy purchasing niche perfume labels. On Monday, LVMH announced the acquisition of Maison Francis Kurkdjian, a brand only born in 2009. In February, Estée Lauder picked up By Kilian, after acquiring Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle and Le Labo. While in January 2016, Spanish beauty giant Puig bought Penhaligon's and L'Artisan Parfumeur. Next month, Memo will open a freestanding store in Moscow and add another two in Dubai. The brand now retails in over 100 sales points worldwide. Last year, Memo opened its first Paris store, located on Rue Cambon opposite Chanel’s HQ, where Eau de Memo will start retailing on April 17, 2017
"Who do you think you are & we are what we are" is the title of this editorial by James V Thomas featuring French-Argentinian model Theo Urtubey groomed by Jay Kwan & Asami Maeda and shot in Paris by Syed Munawir for the current issue of Elle Men Hong Kong.
Bad taste is a tough sell in fashion, because generally people want to buy good taste. Even if the taste they think is good is actually bad. It's a game of perception, and it's entirely subjective. Perhaps. There will surely be takers for the taste Katie Eary offered again in this collection : they didn’t vary too much from the clothes she offers season in and out. Here, she knowingly referenced what she dubbed "working-class, market town weekend finery", a stylistic strain that on paper sounds quintessentially British but, in person, can be recognized the world over. In Italy, it’s what the flashy guys are wearing. But they're called "chavs" in Britain and "thugs" anywhere else. Katie Eary's men wore their hair heavily greased (the pomade, in a few instances, was ladled on so thick it was more readily visible than the actual hair), their limp shirts wide open, and their faces subtly, cosmetically contoured, conforming precisely to stereotype. The result was eye-catching. Ms Eary plastered her silks with hammerhead sharks and barracudas in garish colors, with stars and Seventies-style blocking, and topped one with a swaggering but sweltering Mongolian lamb–trimmed coat that seemed seasonally unsuitable. A clutch of female models did Elvira Hancock duty in slip dresses and swimsuits. You weren't sure if the intention was to champion or caricature these working-class 21st-century stock characters. Either way, the collection felt like it missed on the fundamental level of a fashion show, which is to produce desirable clothing that connects with the aesthetic conversation of the current moment. Is the designer trynna sabotage her own label ?
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