Daily Links: April 18 2018

  1. Karl Lagerfeld’s Attitude is Exactly Why Fashion Needs the #MeToo Movement: In a new interview published by Numero, Philip Utz sat down with Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, whom Utz describes as “a truly free spirit,” “a cult figure in the fashion world,” “a veritable pop icon,” and a lacking in “taboos,” the duo talks about everything from the speed of fashion and the #MeToo movement to who Lagerfeld would like to see replace him at Chanel and who he thinks are particularly talented young creatives. Read more on TFL
  2. Net-a-Porter Founder’s Next Act Is a Venture Capital Firm: After more than two-and-a-half years away, Natalie Massenet is returning to e-commerce, teaming up with Nick Brown to form VC firm Imaginary Ventures. Read more on BoF
  3. The Investment Bag That Won’t Destroy Your Bank Account: Believe it or not, I find shopping for handbags to be a stressful proposition. I’m definitely not in a “money’s no object” state of mind and almost know about too many brands, so I often worry that I’ll make the wrong decision and then be stuck with it for life. I’ve found that trusting my gut and the OOOO HAVE TO HAVE feeling that comes when you find “the one” will never lead me down the wrong path, which is how I ended up with the Hortensia from Wandler. To put it bluntly: If loving this inanimate object is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Read more on Elle
  4. PopSugar Stole Influencers’ Instagrams — Along With Their Profits: On Sunday evening, Maren Jensen, who runs the blog Midwest in Style, logged on to a Facebook group where she swaps advice and support with about 2,000 other members who work with the affiliate platform RewardStyle and its Instagram product LiketoKnow.it. The top post was a screenshot another member had taken from the lifestyle website PopSugar: it looked almost like the blogger’s own Instagram — with her handle, profile picture, and feed of several hundred photos — but every post linked to a shopping page where visitors could purchase the items. Read more on Racked

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