Eleven years ago my fourteen-year-old-daughter and her friends thought it was the greatest thing to shop the knock-offs at Eisenhauer Flea Market in San Antonio. That was before the consciousness level about the harm of knock-offs was raised. This past week, Louis Vuitton made headlines in San Antonio as this huge designer took on the Flea Market…and won! $3.6 million dollars later….the flea market owner is stunned and believed he did all he could to police the vendors as he told local KSAT TV FLEA MARKET REPORT. Louis Vuitton is obviously sending messages to all of those vendors!! I ran over to the other side of town to get this picture, before it goes away and HERE is the newspaper story!
Also, this week, Diane Sawyer and ABC News reported updated findings about body images and the fashion industry. Despite all of the progress in the last few years, models are still expected to be pencil thin and now a size 6 is actually listed as plus size….by this definition Christie Brinkley is a plus size model. (I shudder to think what they would say about my size!) There is obviously much work still to be done with sending proper messages to young girls who aspire to model. HERE is the story!!
|(L-R) Weekly regular judges are the first three in line: Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman, and Angela Lindvall|
Finally, are you watching Project Runway All Stars! New judges and new mentor, (Joanna Coles of Marie Claire), and a huge prize package! But, there is still drama and beautiful designs. This past week, the all star team from past shows were asked to design a couture gown for wearing to the Opera. Winner was Austin Scarlett and close runner up, Michael Costello. All photos are from their web page found HERE.
|New mentor is Joanna Coles, EIC of Maire Claire Magazine. The winning designer will work on staff for the magazine for one year!|
|Austin works on his winning gown which had to be designed and completed in
just 24 hours!
Sorry, this is the best I could do on the winning look pictures!! But, you can watch the episode on the website if you missed it!!
Also, remember to register for my Shabby Apple giveaway…this is a really cute skirt for your spring wardrobe and someone is going to win it!!