While the Northeast USA braces for a rare late hurricane, here in the Southern mountains, a rare early snow is forecast for the start of the week. If you are in the warning area, please take this seriously. I can tell you from experience that a storm with this much wind and water is not to be taken lightly.
Some reading for the evacuation route:
* Fast fashion giant Forever 21 is in trouble for alleged wage law violations. It’s good to see our own labor protection laws being acted on when violations are suspected.
* And in a similar story, H&M has been accused of under-paying workers in Cambodia.
* The Victoria and Albert in London has a special exhibition now through January, 2012, Hollywood Costume. Clothes on Film has posted a great review.
* Thank you, Net-A-Porter. Someone desperately needs to hide Courtney Love’s scissors.
* There are promising developments in the New York Garment District.
* Curious about the inner working of Chanel? I thought so. (Unfortunately it does not include an explanation of those awful Brad Pitt commercials.)
* In other Chanel news, the company has acquired Scottish cashmere maker Barrie Knitwear.
* Good news for book lovers: The latest from Jonathan Walford, 1950s American Fashion, has just been published.
* Levi’s newest line of jeans will contain 20% recycled plastic.
* This is an old link, but so very interesting: Construction techniques of Madeleine Vionnet. (thanks to Susan Grote)