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H&M’s Big Mistake

I love H&M as much as the next girl. Their stylish  (and bargain) clothes have gotten me out of a closet conundrum more than once. This article I found over at NYMag’s The Cut Fashion Blog has me thinking twice about how much I love them.

It states that H&M throws their unsold, unused and unharmed clothes away, but not before tearing holes into them so nobody else can use them.  With so many people freezing around the world it seems ridiculous that such a large corporation would throw out clothes instead of making their trash somebody else’s treasure.

My first thought was that the bosses over at H&M hadn’t learned the importance of CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility, but upon further reading I found that they do have one and that he

leads the company’s sustainability efforts. On its Web site, H&M reports that to save paper, it has shrunk its shipping labels.

Next to the amount of clothes they’ve thrown out, shrunken labels seem like a miserable attempt to save face.

If karma points are not motivation enough to donate those perfect clothes, maybe a good PR team will be able to get a lot of good and free publicity out of it.

January 6, 2010 at 4:38 pm 2 comments

Coco Chanel is Rolling in her Grave

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Perez has made his life criticising others. He’s made a ton of money over making people feel inadequate at what they do (or attempt to do). I won’t pretend I hate him, I was obsessed with his web page not so long ago, but I’m over his new self-promotion antics.  He loves dissing actresses that go into singing and singers that go into acting. He’s tried writing a book (didn’t sell as much as planned), and designing a fashion line (horrible), but his success has been through his gossip blog. If he recognizes that to each his own why is he going into fashion blogging? His new web page Coco Perez, which Perez refers to as “the ultimate destination for where celebrity meets fashion,” is an unnecessary attempt to dive into one of the areas he knows the least about. He knows nothing about fashion (see his own clothes and styling) and I think it’s ridiculous in venturing into this area. I doubt he’ll be feautring anything beside b, c and z list actors and actresses that don’t know how to dress. I wonder if we’ll be seeing any real fashionistas or stylish people there? And no, his obsession  Lady Gaga, doesn’t count as stylish.

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The weirdest thing is his reference to Coco Chanel in his blog title page when I’m sure that if she were alive she’d want nothing to do with him.

Another interesting observation is Gap’s sponsorhsip of this page. It tells how desperate they are to jump into the “hip” and “fashionable” band wagon. I don’t think Perez is the best way to do so. The Sartorialist and other blogs of the like show people in classic, not trend, pieces that look great and might identify more with the Gap brand. Yes, Perez reaches a mass market, but it’s a mass market obsessed with Britney’s comeback, Katie Price and Lilly Allen’s stupid moves. I don’t think this is something that Gap, known for its classic looks, wants to be associated with. Their collaborations with designers was a much better way to get attention.

Though Perez is a media genius and I have to give him props for being able to get virtually unknown singers into everyone’s head and for adding charities into his blog posts, I think he should’ve learned from his past mistakes of venturing outsie his forte, and leave fashion blogging to those who know about it.

Some of my favorite fashion blogs:

  • The Sartorialist – for stlyish street fashion from NY to Milan
  • Easy Fashion – for street styles from Paris
  • The Cut – Ny Magazines fashion blog. Great for info on Brands and
  • Go Fug Yourself – for my dose of celebrity bashing with wit and amazing pop references
  • Sea of Shoes – a sort of edgy fashion diary. so famous she got her own shoe collaboration with uo.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl – a great mix between fashion and photography.
  • Jak and Jil Blog–  amazing pictures of shoes and fashionistas.
  • Who What Wear– celebrities and fashionistas with a unique take on trends.

August 15, 2009 at 8:12 pm 1 comment

Fashion Disaster

 

Imagine him next to Karl

Imagine him next to Karl

 

 

If this is true, I dare to see it as the beginning of the end of Paris Fashion Week. Though it’s iconic and a legend in it’s own right, this might take it down a few notches on everyone’s list. Christian Audigier, the designer for Ed Hardy, has a clear image in my mind of rappers, fallen rock-stars and euro-trash. His looks are anything but classy and fashion forward so it was a shock for me to read on NY Mag’s The Cut blog that he’ll be showing at the Paris shows for Spring 2010. I can’t imagine seeing his show alongside Karl Lagerfeld’s or others of the like. Though he’s tacky, he’s not stupid. He’s promising a performance from a famous pop star. This is sure to get him press and his show excess attention.

In case you are a Christian Audigier fan, he just launched a range of champagne and wines.

July 5, 2009 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment


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