Backstage at the Louis Vuitton PFW show, Marc Jacobs announced his departure from the brand after 16 very successful years with the house. He was hired in 1997 to bring some edge to the beloved brand while still keeping it’s classically iconic styles. LVMH announced that Jacobs will be leaving to concentrate more on his namesake brand (which LVMH still owns about 96% of). Taking over for the designer will most likely be former Balenciaga creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière. Rumor has it Coach is looking for a new designer to help them (yet again) re-design their brand; and that designer might just be Marc Jacobs. Coach wants to take their brand back to it’s roots, resurrecting the classics of the 1990’s in hopes to re-build their brand equity. Coach designer Reed Krakoff’s contract expires at the end of 2013 just like that of Louis Vuitton and Jacobs. WWD reported that Coach is dreaming of stealing Jacobs away from LV. BUT this is just a rumor. Considering LVMH still owns so much of his own Marc Jacobs brand I don’t know if he would move right on to one their respected competitors. What do you think about the rumor? Should Jacobs move on to Coach? All we’re focused on is the other rumor…Ghesquiére for LV – the possibilities are endless. And most importantly, what did we think of Marc’s unarguably dramatic and incredibly provocative exit collection?
Yesterday was an important day in American history as President Barack Obama was sworn in for the 2nd time on none of other than MLK Day. While all eyes were on him as he took his oath and strolled back to the White House during the parade, my eyes were of course on Michelle, Sasha, and Malia to see what sense of style they were going to bring to Inauguration Day. Luckily, they did not disappoint!
Staying true to their tradition of only wearing American designers, Mrs. Obama looked stunning in a navy-silk checked Thom Browne coat and dress that were inspired by men’s ties. She added her own flare to the ensemble by adding a J. Crew embellished belt, Reed Krakoff boots, and a Cathy Waterman necklace. When she went inside for the Inauguration Luncheon, she paired her Thom Browne dress with a Reed Krakoff navy cardigan that she had worn for the private Oath just the day before. Seems to me like she’s taking tips from Duchess Kate on recycling pieces, and I love it!
As for the always impeccably dressed first daughters, Sasha is showing just how grown up she is with her fashion choices. Sticking with one of her favorites, J. Crew, the eldest First Daughter chose a magenta coat and violet tights from the brand along with a sophisticated three-quarters sleeved navy blue dress. Continue reading