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“White Birkenstocks are Taking Over.” Walk outside your apartment: lurking to your left, behind a building, you see the massive, looming shadow of a menacingly stark white comfort shoe. To your right, a 50-foot-tall white Birkenstock crushes a crowd of Ohio tourists on the TMZ Bus Tour, who scream but cannot be saved from the sole of this decidedly ungentle giant. White Birkenstocks are Taking Over. (Fashionista)
Enrique Iglesias has 44 million fans on Facebook. Enrique Iglesias, who I forgot about until I finished writing the previous sentence, is releasing a fragrance. Why? Who is putzing around our big beautiful world thinking, “What scent is me? Am I musky scent? Or am I more floral? Do I prefer notes of maple jasmine? This would all be solved if I could just smell like Enrique.” The joke is on me, because Enrique Iglesias has 44 million Facebook fans who are ready and willing and now, able, to smell like Enrique Iglesias—even if it means risking death. Except for that last part, that’s all true. What does it mean to smell like Enrique Iglesias in 2014? Per WWD, “Top notes are of Italian mandarin, cedrat and violet leaves; its heart is of black pepper, saffron and pomarose, and the drydown features Texas cedarwood, roasted tonka beans and suede.” In other words. (WWD)
- CFDA buys the fashion calendar. And it was 50% off because it’s almost August. Nonagenarian Ruth Finley is handing over the keys to the CFDA, who are hoping to make the entirety of NYFW less of a fustercluck of hopping from the reaches of West Chelsea to the blahly corporate tents of Lincoln Center for 15 minute stretches. Historically, NYFW is the least streamlined of the big four, particularly because IMG and Made have hosted shows as separate entities, often in competition. Fashionista reports that both entities are in, which should do much to simplify the schedule. Finley will stay on as a consultant and she is a force of nature; picture a woman with old school chic and a mean collection of brooches tellingStyle.com in 2010, “If we don’t like a time—if you book four o’clock on Monday—I’ll tell you you’re not going to get the top models because Marc Jacobs booked from three to nine.” (WWD)