NATTY NURSES: The nurses at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., this fall will begin trading in their old uniforms for new styles that are a little less scrubby.
Designer Yeohlee has spent the last year designing and conducting fabric research on uniforms that will replace the hospital staff’s current ones — the nondescript scrubs that are widely worn by medical professionals. In November, the nurses in one wing of the hospital are to begin a six-month trial of Yeohlee-designed uniforms. After any kinks are worked out, the new uniforms will be rolled out for the rest of the hospital staff sometime next year.
Just as suits have been replaced by casual attire in many U.S. workplaces, nurses’ uniforms of yesteryear — crisp white dresses and matching hats — have been replaced by scrubs in many hospitals. The fact that so many hospital workers wear scrubs makes it difficult to decipher who does what in a hospital, Yeohlee said, and the confusion can potentially downgrade the level of respect that nurses get.
"As a patient, it’s a bit disturbing when you can’t tell the difference between the functions of different hospital employees," Yeohlee said.
By spiffing up the uniforms — and keeping comfort at the top of her list — Yeohlee said she hopes they will increase the wearer’s sense of confidence, and in turn, improve their mind-set on the job. The uniforms are made of DuPont’s Type 400 polyester, which does not break down when washed at the high temperatures necessary to clean medical uniforms.
SHOWROOM RICCO: Better dress and separates designer Donna Ricco plans to move to 530 Seventh Avenue at the end of August. The company’s moderate division, under the DR label, will remain at 1400 Broadway. The new space is to house the Donna Ricco Collection and Donna Ricco Girl.
Donna Ricco president Tom Pulse cited the need for more space and the possibility of increased walk-in traffic from buyers as the primary reasons for the switch.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye