“I’m interested in discovering the drama in real life. That’s where you get inspiration for the fake ones.” — Lupita Nyong’o who has signed on to a deal with Lancome.
“We went back to the origin of jewelry. Before it had an artistic function, it was a curse repellent or a good-luck charm. We’ve come back to that aspect, which for Cartier has always been a strong component.” — Emmanuel Perrin.
“We will deliver true fashion and real value in an easier-to-shop, treasure-hunt type of environment.” — Richard Baker, CEO of Hudson’s Bay Co. on expanding off-price stores.
“This is not just a runway show; this is what we want to be in the next 10 years. We want to be the contemporary alternative to the world of luxury — no more frivolous things.” — Diesel founder Renzo Rosso on Nicola Formichetti’s debut.
“Seeing how they put it together in their own personal way is very exciting. They’ve got amazing personalities.” — Kate Spade & Co. Creative Director Deborah Lloyd, who hosted a party to fete the new Tokyo store.
“I mean, everybody I talked to loved it. Sometimes I feel like things happen on the Internet but not in the world,” — Greta Gerwig on the “How I Met Your Mother” finale.
“I mean, in New York City, nothing creates an appetite like unavailability. But we wanted something accessible, that’s the way we designed it from the beginning.” — Graydon Carter on his most recent restaurant venture, the Beatrice Inn.
“It’s such an ignored market and we have all the spending power.” — Andrea Q. Robinson on her new book on beauty tips for women over 50.
“I’ve been at Conde Nast for 18-plus years, and I only have positive things to say. Obviously, I think that timing-wise, you’re never thinking it’s time.” — Lucy Danziger, who was dismissed as editor of Self.
“Amazon was the new standard-bearer for what’s happening online. We got clear about who we were competing against. We went to free shipping and returns.” — Pete Nordstrom