Week in Review: 5/20-5/26

Take a look at what we had to get off our chests this week:

How do I dress my age anyway?  Where do I begin? Weekend Observations: Dress Your — What Does that Mean?

I get that CK wants to remain exclusive but, come on, he still needs to sell his stuff somewhere! Pic of the Week: What’s Up Calvin Klein?!

While we may be bombarded by tons of BIG DATA, the digital world has actually made us more aesthetically inclined How Digital Has Made Us More Aesthetically Inclined

Great beauty-in-culture reading we’ve ripped from the wires More to Love: Additions to the Reading List

Enjoy the weekend…its my daughter’s birthday!

Pic of the Week: What’s Up Calvin Klein?!

What’s up with this picture?  As you can tell, it’s an ad for Calvin Klein.  And I LOOVVVEEE the shoes.  Look at how sleek and sexy they are?  See how they sparkle and set off the model’s skin tone?

But I can’t find them anywhere!

I look online, nada.  I can barely find Calvin Klein advertising online either, so to upload this pic took forever.

What gives?!  How can a designer in this day and age not make his/her goods accessible.  I WANT TO BUY THEM and yet I CAN’T FIND THEM!  I’m sure the store has them but who has time to a. check and b. schlep there?

Having worked a bit in the luxury space, I know how difficult it is for luxury brands to let go and dive knee-deep into digital.  After all, at the core of luxury is exclusivity and rarity.  But, come on, we’re still fighting our way out of the recession and every brand needs to re-think its strategies.

Too bad for CK, I’m going straight to the knock-offs at Zara.