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Friday, February 05, 2010

Friday Features

Feature One: J Brand Jeans

Photo Courtesy of J Brand.

Ah, Friday at last. After a week that seemed to drag along, I am very excited to present you with the part one of two of today's Friday Feature. I love J Brand jeans. I see ads for them all the time in magazines and the seem to have the most amazing cuts and washes. I saw one pair in particular in the March issue of Vogue that captured my heart. The above pair is their 869 Racer X in Grand Prix. At $218, these are a bit out of my price range, but when I have the money, I'm getting them! P.s. whoever styled this, props for the shoes. Super cute!

Feature Two: Kell on Earth

Photo Courtesy of Paper Mag

Ever since that episode of The Hills when LC and Whitney head out to New York during fashion week as "helpers" at People's Revoltion, Kelly Cutrone has scared me...and inspired me. She has truly taken over New York's PR scene as far as fashion is concerned. 

Happily, Ms. Cutrone has scored herself a little reality show on Bravo called Kell on Earth. I'm assuming it took Project Runway's spot, but for the time being, I could do without that show, Cutrone's life is much more interesting. I cannot fathom the amount of work and pressure she has, especially during fashion week, when the show takes place (thus far). The naive interns, the stressful and demanding clients, and the painstaking task of overseeing and putting together a show's seating chart has to get to a woman. And, I must admit I love her policy regarding tears. "If you're gonna cry, go outside" is a simple paraphrase of what she said to the interns. Yes, she is as curt as she seems and she is quite intimidating. She also comes off as mean, but it's quite understandable seeing her job circumstance. After all, she does work in the world's most cut-throat industry.

I encourage you all to watch this show to learn a little something about the fashion world. Most people just see it as a fun, glamourous job, but it is much more than that, as you will see. The technical work, the interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are vital to survive, and it all becomes apparent just in watching the first episode. Fashionistas beware: the industry is scary. The industry is not nice. The industry wants your all, plus some. So take a sec and flip on Bravo for an amazingly honest and surprisingly real look into the world of fashion PR. Enjoy!

xoxo, Elise

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