Solange for Calvin Klein is the hottest thing the brand has done in years.
Pete Davidson has re-joined Instagram and only follows two people, Kim Kardashian and Sebastian Stan. The first one is obvious, but what am I missing on the second? Do they work together? He has no posts, so I’m using a throwback from Kaley Cuoco’s account from when they were filming Meet Cute— maybe the trailer will drop soon.
Since taking over her namesake line, Jessica Simpson has been pretty quiet. Behind the scenes, she’s likely dealing with the daily issues many manufacturers are facing: ballooning cost for raw materials, inventory management, slow international deliveries and a decreased demand for the type of “dressy but inexpensive” shoes and bags she specialized in. While doing that, she’s also trying to grow in new categories without the financial backing of a venture capital company. It’s a lot, but she does have very strong brand recognition and the ability to market to her fans directly through social media. But in a post-COVID world, will it still be possible to be a mid-level department store juggernaut when that entire retail space is disappearing?
A very online conversation is happening right now around Allison P. Davis’s “vibe shift” essay in The Cut. I interpret a vibe shift to be the moment that something tips from dominant in the culture to outdated and a new kind of cool rises; a micro example I would use is the Herve Leger bandage dress replaced by Phoebe Philo at Celine in the mid-2000s. In terms of celebrity, I think we are mid-vibe with the Euphoria gang.
I often wonder if Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Brie Larson share a social media company. There’s a very specific tone to their posts and that tone is basic influencer. This makes no sense because all three of them are extremely successful in multiple fields (acting, writing, producing). Why do they all post like they are hoping to get a free box of clothes from Shein?