Saturday, January 23, 2016

Links // 8 //

What I’m Reading:

British Fashion Council/Vogue Fashion Fund Names 2016 Award Finalists -
The BFC/ Vogue Fashion Fund excitingly announced the finalists for the 2016 award on Tuesday morning. The designers appearing on this list will come as no surprise to some. Osman, Emilia Wickstead, Sophia Webster, Mother of Pearl and Prism all take a place on the list. I’m happy to see all on the list. Good luck to all.

Grace Coddington to Step Down as Creative Director of American Vogue
Reported exclusively at the Business of Fashion by Lauren Sherman, American Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington is to step down, effective immediately. “She will work on several Vogue fashion shoots throughout the year,” an American Vogue rep commented. It’ll be sad to see her work in the magazine as regularly, but I’m sure there are more magnificent things to come as a result of this.

Inside Paris’s New Paco Rabanne Store -
Amy Verner reports about the new Paco Rabanne store on rue Cambon in Paris, with an interview with creative director Julien Dossena. Personally, I haven’t been the biggest fan of Dossena’s tenure at the historic French house but it’s great to see this talented designer achieve great things. The store, naturally, is a visual representation of the futuristic glamour the house is pushing.

What I’m Listening To:

Once again I’ve been listening to Leandra Medine’s brilliant Monocycle podcast. A huge fan of podcasts, her new episode ‘Vulnerability’ was another great listen. 

What I’m Watching:

Breaking Bad -
It’s shocking, I know, that I haven’t seen Breaking Bad heretofore. During the week I commenced and completed season one of the critically acclaimed, award-winning series starring Bryan Cranston as a chemistry teacher diagnosed with lung cancer who pursues drug dealing to provide for his family after his gone. The first season wasn’t as brilliant as I’d have liked it to be but I plan on watching the rest.

Better Call Saul -
Prior to my watching of Breaking Bad, I began to watch Better Call Saul, a spin-off of the series. Following Jimmy McGill prior to his becoming Saul Goodman, a shady lawyer (in Breaking Bad). The series was comedic in parts, but ultimately a dramatic series. It was compelling throughout.

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