Saying Goodbye — and Thank You — to Kate Spade: Though I worked for Kate Spade the brand when I first moved to New York, I met Kate Spade the woman only once, many years later. I was photographing her and her husband Andy’s Park Avenue apartment for GQ, where I was an editor at the time. The sprawling prewar home was filled floor to ceiling with Hugo Guinness works, René Richard pieces, and family photos, and the pair graciously invited me and our staff photographer in after a little bit of a scheduling mix-up. Read more from Racked
The Last Time I Was Natural, I Was 3 Years Old—Here’s How It Feels To Go Natural 20 Years Later: I didn’t know what my natural hair felt or looked like for 20 years. In my mind, I always pictured a 4C, dark chocolate-covered kinky curl with a little bit of a kitchen in the back, where my hair gets the curliest. I imagined my hair texture to be a mix between Janelle Monáe and Viola Davis and maybe, just maybe, when I stretched it down, it would be Solange Knowles-shoulder length. Nevertheless, when I did my big chop this past January, it wasn’t what I expected at all. Read more on Elle
Margiela Wants You to Pay $1,000 for Less Than a Quarter of a Shirt: Maison Margiela has never been one to shy away from experimentation. From sending iPhone charger belts down the runway to dropping neon yellow incarnations of the otherwise understated Replica sneaker, there’s no questioning its a brand that likes to push the industry’s boundaries. But has it missed the mark with this drop? Read more on Highsnobiety
With $49 Billion in Revenue, Christian Dior SA is the World’s Largest Fashion Group: Christian Dior SA is the world’s largest fashion group, according to Forbes’ Global 2000 list. With $49 billion in revenue for 2017, the annual list of “the world’s biggest and most powerful public companies, as measured by a composite score of revenues, profits, assets and market value” puts Christian Dior SA, the company that owns 46 percent of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (and that is distinct from the Dior Couture brand which it owns), in the number 150 position, following the likes of financial institutions, big-pharma companies, consumer goods behemoths like P&G and Apple, and Amazon, of course. Read more on TFL
Romana Hai started blogging full-time in 2013 . Fashion Ambitions is more than a blog and more-or-less acts as a portfolio containing brands/collaborations and achievements.
Although Romana was born and raised in New York, she currently resides in the Financial District of Boston, MA.
Romana attended Penn State University and graduated in 2010 with two degrees: Economics from the Smeal College of Business and Telecommunications from the College of Communications.
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