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Weekend reading

I am slightly tardy with this week’s weekend reading – and for that I apologise. I spent today playing Christmas dress-up for an upcoming Christmas shoot. Here’s a wee preview! I know, I know, it’s too early. But isn’t it …

Sun, Oct 28, 2012, 11:30

   

I am slightly tardy with this week’s weekend reading – and for that I apologise. I spent today playing Christmas dress-up for an upcoming Christmas shoot. Here’s a wee preview!

I know, I know, it’s too early. But isn’t it sweet? From left to right we’re talking: Marks & Spencer tinsel, glitter stag from Dealz, Marks & Spencer NOEL letters and pine cones; Penneys snowman and red candles.

If you don’t read Into the Gloss, you’re missing out; this week’s highlight was an insight into Dita von Teese’s skin and make-up routine. Fabulous pics, by Emily Weiss, to boot.

The V&A‘s latest exhibition is called Hollywood Costume, and features – you guessed it – a large number of costumes that were worn by the stars, including Dorothy’s ruby slippers, Kate Winslet’s travelling suit from Titanic, Tippi Hedren’s dress from The Birds. The crew over at Inside Out, Topshop’s blog, took a look and did a lovely synopsis of the exhibition.

What’s it like being president of fashion at Chanel? Why not ask Bruno Pavlovsky – which is what the Business of Fashion just did. (Wouldn’t you know there’d be a BoF link in there?)

The fashion world started off looking down their noses at Kate Upton – now Vogue has featured her twice in the past year. Is it time to start taking her seriously and, more importantly, to start looking at her as a poster girl for healthy female bodies? Well that’s what The Cut wants to know . . .

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, and took a serious look at why it is that The Row is taken quite so seriously. And why it deserves to be.

The Guardian has a great piece about how brands are becoming publishers, and what that means for the quality of content.

And fiiiiinally, more CEO talk from Jane Shepherdson of Whistles (formerly of Topshop) . . .

Did you read anything this week that you would recommend? And, more importantly, are you running the marathon tomorrow? If so, good luck!

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