Day: November 12, 2020

6 Items an Atlanta Fashion Girl Is Living In

If it’s an effortless and fashion-forward outfit idea you’re looking for, Lauren Alexandria will have an option for you. That’s right—the Atlanta-based influencer’s feed, @asseenbylauren, is filled with top-notch inspiration, including ensembles that are equal parts easy and chic. Given her elevated sartorial point of view, we thought we’d inquire about the specific pieces she is wearing on repeat in her day-to-day life in Atlanta.

On that note, Alexandria actually told us why she’s personally inspired by the fashion scene in Atlanta. Here’s what she said: “During this pandemic and having to quarantine and socially distance ourselves during most of it, I haven’t been able to really see, experience, and enjoy Atlanta’s fashion as I have in the past. But what does inspire me about Atlanta fashion is that the people here are free in whatever they wear. It’s not about looking like each other here in Atlanta or having the best of the best, but about wearing what makes us as individuals feel free and expressive through our choice of clothing.” With that in mind, it makes sense that the pieces Alexandria is turning to right now are all versatile in nature in that they can easily

Revolve Group Has One Of Its Best Quarters Yet – WWD

Revolve Group continues to make its way in an era marked by the coronavirus. But Wall Street wasn’t satisfied.

The fashion e-tailer revealed quarterly results Wednesday after the market closed, falling short on top-line revenues, but still managing to increase profits, year-over-year. Even so, company shares fell more than 13 percent in after-hours trading. 

For the three-month period ending Sept. 30, top-line revenues were more than $151 million, down from more than $154 million the same time last year. Meanwhile, the company widened profits to $19.4 million for the quarter, compared with $9.5 million from the year-ago period. The company also had record adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, which increased 66 percent year-over-year.

Cofounder and co-chief executive officer Mike Karanikolas credited several cost-saving measures, such as the company’s merchandising and operational initiatives, for the strong quarter. 

“Despite the challenging backdrop and short-term pressures, we continued to drive efficiencies throughout the business in the third quarter, leading to higher margins and record profitability,” Karanikolas said in a statement. “A key driver of our significantly increased profitability was our highest gross margin for a third quarter, which reflects a high percentage of net sales at full price and

Jeffrey Toobin Fired From The New Yorker – WWD

Condé Nast has fired Jeffrey Toobin after he exposed himself to his coworkers at The New Yorker during a Zoom meeting.

Toobin, who has written for The New Yorker since 1993, made the announcement on Twitter: “I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27 years as a Staff Writer. I will always love the magazine, will miss my colleagues, and will look forward to reading their work.”

Condé chief people officer Stan Duncan then confirmed in a staff memo that Toobin is no longer affiliated with the company, which also publishes Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ, among others, following a suspension and subsequent investigation into the incident.

“I want to assure everyone that we take workplace matters seriously,” Duncan said. “We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels respected and upholds our standards of conduct.”

According to Vice’s Motherboard tech vertical, which first reported the incident, Toobin masturbated during the mid-October Zoom meeting in front of staffers from The New Yorker and radio station WNYC, who were on the call to take part in an election simulation.

“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.

YouTube Ups Beauty AR Game With YouCam Partnership – WWD

In a session Wednesday at its YouCam Digital Forum, Perfect Corp. unveiled a strategic partnership with Google that will allow brands to run augmented reality try-on over YouTube.

The YouCam beauty app developer said the deal would allow brands to plug the catalogue of beauty AR products in the YouCam Makeup platform into YouTube’s InStream Video Ads.

The viewer would simply rotate the phone to vertical portrait mode, hit the “try on” button and, if need be, grant permission for the program to use the camera. With a couple of taps, the shopper can digitally apply products like lipsticks and eye shadows and then open the brand’s mobile site or e-commerce page to buy the item, depending on the brand’s preference.

The goal, according to the company, is to reimagine YouTube’s beauty content as something more experiential using YouCam Makeup’s AR and AI. The artificial intelligence underlying its AR allows for the sort of realism consumers need in a virtual try-on experience.

“We are thrilled to partner with Google to amplify their YouTube video content through the introduction of hyper-realistic virtual beauty try-on effects and invite makeup brands to try the new service,” said Alice Chang, Perfect Corp.