I found this article in The Guardian about Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buyer for Net-a-Porter and one of the world’s most influential fashion figures, very interesting.

The Professionals Whose Job It Is to Wear Your Clothes Before You Do,” about how field testing is becoming a more lucrative step in the product development process for outdoor apparel, was an equally interesting read.

Fab Links from Our Members

J.Crew has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy but there is still considerable turmoil within the company. Nuancedream hopes a new CEO, who will stay with the company for more than a few months, can put the company on a more forward path.

For anyone participating in Giving Tuesday, nemosmom reports that H&M is matching donations to the Trevor Project (crisis support for LGBTQ youth) up to $250k.

She also lets us know that the parent company of Topshop has filed for bankruptcy.

Related to the above, this article about Philip Green gives a good overview of the timings and his business approach. Minaminu adds “I wonder why he’s still ‘sir’.”

Vildy recommends this blog posts with a breakdown¬†of what makes a good cashmere sweater and what doesn’t.

Citygirldc enjoyed this video explaining which type of boots look good on petite women.

L’Abeille thought this is great: a calendar with 12 women in STEM and the Trade doing their work in a princess gown.

She also came across this database of bloggers with information about their measurements, for folks who are interested in finding someone the same size for outfit and shopping inspiration.

Shevia read this article and thrifted a Barbour coat the next day!

Pet party! After Angie’s roundup of items with dogs and cats, Runcarla found this fun roundup of 12 dog sweaters that have human counterparts so you can match your pet.

Slim Cat enjoyed this article about how dressing up can make us happy.