Good morning, people! We’re pretty excited about the week and all it holds. Who wouldn’t be excited about a facial, shopping AND the promise of warm weather all in one week? Let’s get to it, shall we?
We Wanna Be Zoebots, Too! Rachel Zoe, celebrity stylist and star of her own Bravo reality series, The Rachel Zoe Project, is designing an affordable clothing line. Rachel promises the line will be a full-range collection, featuring jewelry, bags and fragrance in addition to clothing. As fans of Rachel’s work, we’ll try not to “die” until the collection is released next year. (PeopleStyleWatch)
He Continues to Wu Us With Shoes: Jason Wu, the talented designer behind Michelle Obama’s gorgeous Inauguration gown, will debut shoes with his next season’s collection. We imagine they will be patterned after his already successful design aesthetic which, as Wu puts it, means they will be “designed for real women.” We just cleaned our closets this weekend so we’ll reserve a parking space for the new shoes.
Who Got To Tell-a Donatella? Versace profits plunged 30.7 percent this past year to 9 million euros, or $13.2 million. Can someone create a new awards show or something? This sounds serious. (WWD, sub req)
Miss Fifty-Five and a Half?: Italian line Miss Sixty has made a rather bold move to protect their sales in the embittered U.S. economy: they’re cutting the prices of their entire spring collection for American consumers. The newly lowered prices are somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-25% off and apply to their Miss Sixty, Killah and Energie lines sold in their U.S. stores. Only time will tell if these lower prices will be enough of a stimulus package for American consumers. (Denimology)
FSB Quote of the Day: “People say I’m extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?”
– Imelda Marcos