Style Notes: Christie Brinkley's Daughter Fed Up With Comparisons to Mom; American Apparel Seeks Buyer
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American Apparel Seeking a Buyer [Fortune]
American Apparel has hired investment bank Houlihan Lokey to explore a sale. The news comes just six months after the retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and then turned down a $300 million takeover bid from an investment firm backed by former CEO and founder Dov Charney.
Perry Ellis to Close Stores Following Poor Performance [WWD]
Perry Ellis is closing 15 stores following a poor second-quarter performance. The brand had a net loss of $3.6 million during the period between May and the end of July. Over the next 18 months, the company will shutter 15 underperfoming locations and focus on developing its e-commerce business and improving the retail experience at its existing stores.
Aritzia Files for IPO in Canada [Fashionista]
Canadian retailer Aritzia has filed for an IPO at the Toronto Stock Exchange. The fast-fashion brand has rapidly expanded since opening stores in the U.S. in 2007, and plans to open a Los Angeles outpost at the Westfield Century City Mall after its $800 million renovation is completed.
Christie Brinkley's Daughter Responds to Internet Haters [Instagram]
Christie Brinkley's daughter, Sailor Brinkley Cook, is fed up with comparisons to her supermodel mother. The 18-year-old, who admits she generally avoids reading the comments section in articles about herself online, posted a photo of criticisms about her looks and her education along with a lengthy caption about unfair comparisons to her siblings and her mom. "I am so fed up," she writes. "As long as I am happy healthy and kind to others why should i care if i am not as 'pretty' as someone else? Let alone not as 'pretty' as my own blood relatives?" We have a feeling Ariel Winter would agree.
Alright alright. This is going to be super long and super rant-y. Im sorry in advance. So, I usually never read the comment section under any stupid article about me.. And when i do i usually never take the comments to heart.. But i am so fed up. First of all- everyone needs to stop putting me and my siblings and me and my mother in competition. I believe comparison will kill you. Comparison to others is toxic and unhealthy.. As long as I am happy healthy and kind to others why should i care if i am not as 'pretty' as someone else ? Let alone not as 'pretty' as my own blood relatives? Secondly- Pushing down the school i worked my ass off for 4 years to get into, saying its for do-nothing trust fund babies, is not only stereotyping a scholastic community but is just plain incorrect and rude! I know many kids enrolled in Parsons who are the most hard working and passionate students in all of new york. And lastly.. The subject i have been meaning to touch on publicly for years- stop. comparing. me. to. my. mother. Believe it or not I am my own person with my own beliefs and own thoughts and my own face! Eyes smile teeth forehead! All mine! The whole shabang! Yes i am so fortunate that my mother is my mother.. And she will always be an inspiration to me... But being constantly compared to her 50+ years of success at only 18 years old? And being told I could never amount to what she was and what she looks like? Doesn't feel great. I just will never understand these people who WANT to make me feel badly, who WANT to tell an 18 year old girl she cant follow her dreams because if she does she WONT BE AS GOOD AS HER MOM WAS. I'm just a person figuring out what i want to do and what makes me happy. Leave me alone. My one wish is that these people can get off their computers, go chase a sunset, kiss someone they love, pursue one of their dreams and STOP making an 18 year old girl feel constantly inferior and hurt. Lets just fuckin spread love you guys. And pleaseeeee stop trolling me. Thank u