Day: November 20, 2020

Angelica Cheung: founding editor of Vogue China to leave after 15 years

By Priya Elan

High-profile editor leaves as Chinese audiences turn to social media influencers

Angelica Cheung, the founding editor of Vogue China and one of the most powerful people in fashion, is leaving the publication after 15 years.

Cheung has been credited with transforming the culture of fashion magazine journalism at Vogue China, whose rise paralleled the growth of the luxury fashion sector in China.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/nov/20/angelica-cheung-founding-editor-of-vogue-china-to-leave-after-15-years

      

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'What he was doing was in plain sight': more ex-models accuse Gérald Marie of sexual assault

By Lucy Osborne

Exclusive: Another seven women come forward with allegations about the former Elite boss

Seven more women have come forward to accuse the former model agency boss Gérald Marie of sexual misconduct, adding to mounting allegations that have drawn parallels with the disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Last month a Guardian investigation revealed that nine women had made sexual misconduct allegations against Marie, who for three decades was one of the most powerful men in the fashion industry.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/nov/20/plain-sight-more-models-accuse-gerald-marie-sexual-assault-elite

      

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Smart glasses and a bold jumper: how to dress for a Zoom call | Priya Elan

By Priya Elan

You want to look so visually enticing that your boss won’t notice you’ve been saying the same thing, in different ways, for the last seven minutes

Well, here we are. Week 2,057 of working from home. How’s it going? Is your posture resembling a crumbling question mark yet? Have you become depressed because the biggest dilemma of your day will be which flavour crisp you’ll go for? Are you a millisecond from Googling “quickie divorces”?

One person who is loving this strange era must be Mr Zoom. Despite many of us wanting to silently scream at every new invitation link, video conferences and meetings remain inescapable. And the platforms proliferate. There’s your Google Meet, your BlueJeans and there is Zoom – the one where the etiquette still confuses me. Am I allowed to change my background to a wall-sized photo of the young Drew Barrymore at Studio 54, or is that considered rude?

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/nov/20/smart-glasses-bold-jumper-how-to-dress-for-a-zoom-call

      

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'Well put together': the style legacy of lovers rock

By Lauren Cochrane

Lovers Rock, the latest film in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series, focuses on the British reggae genre of the same name – and its clothes. From sharp suits to frilled frocks, dressing up to the nines was central

Early on in Steve McQueen’s film Lovers Rock, two girls arrive at a party. The man on the door, impressed with their outfits, lets them in for nothing. “It’s lovely to have such well put together ladies,” he says. “Well put together” could be the motto for the style of the lovers rock scene in the black British community of the 70s and early 80s: frilled dresses, smart suits and “done” hair were central. The narrative here, a sweet love story with extended dance sequences to Janet Kay’s 1979 hit Silly Games, as well as Carl Douglas’s Kung-Fu Fighting, is even more evocative thanks to a look that feels glamorous and also new.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/nov/20/well-put-together-the-style-legacy-of-lovers-rock

      

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