December 1, 2014

FASHION SCOOP: Céline’s Johnny Coca Confirmed as New Creative Director at Mulberry And More....

Mulberry appoints Johnny Coca
The fashion world is still abuzz with the news of a major-league accessories transfer. Mulberry has appointed Johnny Coca, Céline’s in-house accessories designer, as its new creative director, starting next July. Coca is one of the much-prized elite class of behind-the-scenes accessory geniuses who make up the secret weaponry of major luxury groups.With Coca’s appointment—he’ll have responsibility for everything from accessories to ready-to-wear to windows.

Sephora is being sued for racial discrimination

Sephora has gotten itself into hot water. Four women of Chinese descent have filed a class action suit against the beauty retailer and LVMH, its parent company, for discriminating against minority customers — in this case, deactivating and blocking accounts of shoppers "of perceived Chinese/Asian descent based on the ill-founded and discriminatory belief that all Chinese/Asian customers abuse discount sales to enagage in bulk purchase for re-sale."  According to the court filing, the Sephora site crashed on Nov. 6, preventing any customers from accessing their accounts or making purchases, but later that evening the site was back up and running. As the retailer explained on their facebook the malfunctioning owed to "high levels of bulk buys for reselling purposes in North America and other countries" and a number of accounts it believed to be associated with that activity remained suspended. 
According to the plaintiffs, the blocked accounts belonged to "email addresses with names that appeared to signify Chinese/Asian race/ethnicity/national origin/descent" or web domains originating in China or Asia. Hence the suit, which the four women — Xiao Xiao, Man Xu, Jiali Chen and Tiantian Zou — filed in the Southern District of New York U.S. District Court on Tuesday.
Mmmm,this can not be good.

Audrey Hepburn's granddaughter signs with Cara Delevingne's modeling agency
Emma Ferrer is a third generation fashion icon progeny to join the esteemed ranks of high fashion models. She is granddaughter of legendary actress/humanitarian Audrey Hepburn ,who just signed with Storm Model Management, the London-based agency that also launched the careers of Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford and Cara Delevingne. You will probably remember Ferrer from the September cover of Harper's Bazaar, which is a pretty prestigious first modeling job.

Ferrer also received a crash course in the biz during Fashion Month as she sat FROW at high profile shows, including Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren and Carolina Herrera in New York and Lanvin in Paris. Although, the budding supermodel was one of those overlooked celebs this season. She is moving to the Big Apple to pursue her rather newly found shine.
Ain't that a thing!

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