- Vivienne Westwood is sporting a super cropped new ‘do to support climate change. She also intends to not dye her hair again.
- British Vogue has launched an online image store with a selection of prints from iconic photographers like Cecil Beaton.
- According to the lipstick index, nude colours are more popular than reds for the first time in three years.
- First a fine jewellery collection and a unisex perfume. Now famous photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are also launching their own apparel line.
- Vanessa Friedman has joined The New York Times as Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic, taking over for both Cathy Horyn and Suzy Menkes.
- As mentioned in yesterday’s Link Love post, The Guardian’s Invisible Woman has revealed her true identity, and advocates ‘adding our own voices” to help change the perception of “older women”.
- The Bill Cunningham “Facades” exhibition sounds fascinating. It opens today at the New York Historical Society.
- H&M’s fashion cousin COS is coming to the US and will, for starters, be opening stores in New York City and Beverly Hills.
- Do you live in New York City? Then keep an eye out for “Branché”, Marie Claire’s first pop-up magazine.
- Speaking of wearable art: Opening Ceremony presents their sneakers collection featuring surrealist Magritte paintings.
On YLF we also did a post on the Lammily doll, an alternative to the Mattel Barbie doll based on the measurements of a 19-year old woman.
Fun Fashion Fact
Jeanne Lanvin, the founder of the French high fashion house that celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, was ahead of the curve in more ways than one. She ran a nursery for her employees’ children, was one of the first designers to do four seasons, one of the first to use lamé fabrics, and she never started from a sketch, but would directly drape fabrics on a dress form and design the clothes from there.