Marty Newman, an editor at the University of North Texas, said, "I wear Tiffany, which I buy at Saks Fifth Avenue. The price of fragrances is relative. I don't mind paying $65 if it's a beautiful fragrance and will last a long time. I'm not into body...
Marty Newman, an editor at the University of North Texas, said, "I wear Tiffany, which I buy at Saks Fifth Avenue. The price of fragrances is relative. I don't mind paying $65 if it's a beautiful fragrance and will last a long time. I'm not into body products, though."
Susan Rogers, assistant vice president of marketing and communications at the University, said, "[Givenchy's] Ysatis, [YSL's] Paris, White Shoulders and Boucheron are my favorites. My husband buys some of my fragrances for me as gifts. I also love Origins' scented body oil. Because of my job, I dress a certain way each day -- I exert more of my individuality with my fragrances. I don't feel that fragrances are overpriced."
Kay Selby, academic publications coordinator, said, "I'm allergic to many fragrances, so I have to go for something that's real light. I'm wearing [Giorgio's] Wings, and I also like Chanel and [Ralph] Lauren. They're not overpowering. I think all fragrances are overpriced. I've even tried some of the knockoff fragrances. One had mostly natural ingredients and worked OK. I use the body products from Wings. Oils and body creams tend to stay on longer."
Meredith Murphy, a writer, said, "The first Oscar de la Renta fragrance is still my favorite. I love the scent and the shape of the bottle. I buy it at department stores. Tiffany is also a favorite. Fragrances are usually overpriced, but they're sort of a luxury item and sometimes are worth it. I've tried some of the newer, less-expensive fragrances, but didn't like them. My mother, a very genteel Southern woman, told me never to wear a fragrance before 5 p.m., and I still follow her advice."
Renay Ford, who works to secure equal-opportunity employment, said, "When I lived in Houston where its hot and humid, I wore only body oil, which I had formulated at a store. Now I wear Nude by Bill Blass -- it's very fresh and light. I don't like florals. I buy Nude at Prestige Fragrances, which is an off-price store. I very definitely feel that fragrances are overpriced."
Kristen Staples, coordinator of a student-employment service, said, "In the winter, I wear [Giorgio's] Red. For summer, I go for lighter scents like [Estee Lauder's] White Linen. My husband buys them for me most of the time. Fragrances are expensive, but if you like the scent and they last they can be worth the price. I also wear White Linen body lotion."Margaret Hastings, an administrative services officer, said, "Enjoli by Revlon is the only fragrance I wear. I purchase it at Eckerds or Target. I don't use any of the body products."
Meredith Introligator, director of development for the University's school of merchandising and hospitality management, said, "Nicole Miller and Carolina Herrera are my two main fragrances. I'm into fragrance layering. I like the lotions as well as the fragrance. Price isn't a major issue; it's the smell -- whether it costs $10 or $100."
Paula Dunham, an assistant registrar, said, "I have about 20 fragrances, and I change everyday. Red, [Cacharel's] Anais Anais and [Lauder's] Spellbound are my favorites. I'm very attracted to florals. I usually receive my fragrances as gifts. I spent $80 once, though, on [Lancome's] Magie Noire. On the other hand, I recently bought a bottle of Charlie."
Kinshara Burks, a bookstore clerk, said, "I won't wear anything real loud or sweet. I really like Escape by Calvin Klein. It'll last all day."
Kristin McMeen, coordinator of off-campus employment, said, "Bob Mackie and my husband's Colors by Benetton are the main fragrances I wear. I don't go for anything too feminine or floral."
Dee Roush, assistant director of student employment, said, "Calvin Klein's Eternity is what I usually wear. I wait to receive it as a gift because I think fragrances are too expensive."
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast