so long, farewell...

>> ...I hate to say adieu, but I simply must whisk myself off to Spain and England (and France?) until mid-August.  I'm torn, believe me.  I will try to update as often as possible, but it will likely be very sporadic.  My apologies ahead of time.

And so I leave you with something I like:

Pheebs_1 TIME Magazine recently did an article on Phoebe Philo that made me respect her even more (if you can believe that).  They stressed the fact that Ms. Philo emerged as one of the leaders in fashion design without the boost of any hype.  When first offered the top job at Chloe, Ms. Philo was "a rebellious, unknown assistant with a penchant for gold teeth, diamente-studded nails and hip-hop.  Although many fashion insiders credited her street smart for Chloe's success during [Stella] McCartney's tenure, she was not not an obvious choice to reinvent a 50-year-old-brand." 

I absolutely love that Phoebe didn't get where she has by "playing the game" and kissing booty.  I love that she's always been herself, and done what she likes to do, and yet has been able to gain the respect of her colleagues.  I mean, she was at Chloe's helm at 27.  And most of all, I love her for showing people that sometimes someone who seems least likely to be right for the job is actually perfect.  The underdog who scores.  I hope she keeps it up, because I hold her way up there in my books. 

Demi And something I don't like so much:

Versace's new face is....drumroll please...Demi Moore.  Yeah, just like that.  Blegh.  I mean, yeah, she looks great for her age, but, come on, Donatella... Demi?  I'm just not seeing it.  Nor will it attract me more to your clothes.

**sources: uk vogue dailies

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