Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
A pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz have been sold at auction for £412,000. The size 4.5 (UK) were bought by a private collector who owns a memorabilia shop in Hollywood.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
During the week, British retail giant Marks and Spencer celebrated their 125th anniversary by launching a 3-day 'Penny Bazaar' in all of its stores.
M&S started as a simple Victorian marketstall in Leeds, and Sir Stuart Rose - ever conscious of the company's heritage - decided to launch the event where a number of items would be on sale for just one penny each. Items included cuff links, mugs, pants and purses.
On average, 60 items were sold per second with a many stores selling out of the stock in just one hour.
At the flagship store in Marble Arch, many customers had been queuing outside from as early as 5am. My local store saw a queue outside right along the high street.
Despite the tickets declaring 'When it's gone, it's gone', many customers were left disgruntled at the product on offer and it selling out so fast. I have to say, what did they expect when one of Britain's pricier shops sells items at 1p? Many customers were completely satisfied and what is always noticable about the M&S approach (an additional to Plan A perhaps) was that all money raised was going to charity. Another triumph for Stuart Rose! Of course some people are never happy.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This Vogue video is basically an unbelievable who's who of the fashion world - Intimate interviews with all the A-list guests who attended the Metropolitan Museum of Art's gala celebrating 'The Model as Muse' exhibition.