Amanda Brooks is back! I caught up with the former Fashion Director of Barney's at J.Crew in Soho for the launch of her newest book, Always Pack a Party Dress: And Other Lessons Learned From A (Half) Life In Fashion.
It's that most wonderful time of year for window shoppers -- and all shoppers. Our major department and jewelry stores have unveiled their holiday displays, and it's time to indulge the inner child in us all.
It's boot season! And heel season and flat season and ... In other words, it's time to go shoe shopping for everything you'll need for this fall and winter. Look to any of these stores for shoes that will carry you through the season and beyond.
Allow me to try on clothes in peace. Don't get me wrong. You can be attentive, but knocking on the dressing room door as if you're sending morse code to an American ally in the Ukraine is not meant to be helpful; it's meant to make your presence known and me nervous.
I've been an ad guy for almost 20 years, so I know how it works. The more over-the-top and provocative, the more attention the ad gets. I feared your campaign would be sensationalized in order to push the envelope like the Benetton ads of yore.