Cast A Stylish Spell
Step aside, vampires. There’s a new coven of supernatural muses in town. According to the New York Times, films including Beautiful Creatures and Oz: The Great and Powerful, as well as designer collections from the likes of Cushnie et Ochs, place the witch front-and-center in fashion. “Witchcraft and its moody expressions — long weedy hair, peaked hats and pointy boots — have attained a strange cachet of late,” observes Ruth La Ferla in her report on the trend. Click here for the full, spellbinding story.
A Fond Fashion Farewell
Lillian Cahn, co-founder of the Coach Leatherware Company with her husband Miles, died Monday at the age of 89. Inspired by paper shopping bags she had used in her youth, Mrs. Cahn’s first leather tote designs lead to an overall expansion of the company and fashionable success in the upscale accessories market. After selling Coach to Sara Lee in 1985, the Cahns moved to a farm in upstate New York. The couple returned to Manhattan in recent years. Visit The New York Times to learn more about the life of Lillian Cahn.
Many Happy Returns
Via Racked we learn of Nordstrom’s domination of a recent retail poll. Some 40,000 shoppers were quizzed by Market Force Information on stores’ performance in areas including customer service and selection. The Seattle-based chain came out on top, owing largely to a liberal return policy. Of note, North Texas’ own JCPenney fared well, ranking fifth overall. For the complete list, visit Racked.
We’ll Always Have Reruns
Finally, fans of TLC’s What Not To Wear will soon bid the show adieu. After a decade of makeovers, its final set of episodes will roll out in July. People Magazine caught up with hosts Clinton Kelly and Stacy London earlier this week, who seem to have mixed feelings about WNTW’s impact. “Walk through any airport in America and you’ll quickly notice that 99% of people should have been paying more attention to us,” asserted Kelly. On the plus side, however, he also noted confidence-boosts among women who have been featured on the show, and an overall 33% continuing style success rate. Visit People.com for more of the duo’s quips and quotes.
(Photo credits, from top: 1. John Bramley © 2013 Alcon Entertainment, LLC via IMDB.com; 2. NYTimes.com; 3. PiningforNordstrom.com; 4. TVListings.Zap2It.com)