Style Notes: Gucci Is Making Furniture Now; Amazon Prime Day Sets Record
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Gucci Is Making Furniture Now [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Alessandro Michele has heard your cry for a Gucci tissue-box cover, and he has answered. The Italian fashion house has announced a range of household items which are intended "not to prescribe a particular decorative look, but to provide elements that allow for living spaces to be customized." Products include the aforementioned tissue-box cover, porcelain candle holders, folding tables, room partitions and more, each of which bear Michele's signature romantic aesthetic. The range will be available in September in select Gucci stores and online, as well as a few specialty stores. Prices were not disclosed.
Lindsey Wixson Quits Modeling Due to Injury, Promotes Pottery Business Instead [Instagram]
Gap-toothed supermodel Lindsey Wixson is retiring from the modeling world after eight years in the business due to a foot injury that prevents her from wearing high heels. During her career, Wixson covered international editions of Vogue, i-D, Purple and more, and walked for top houses including Versace, Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier. The 23-year-old took to Instagram to relay the sad news to her followers, but promised that she was nonetheless fulfilled thanks to a budding interior design business. She encouraged her fans to follow her account Wixson Designs for all future pottery-related news.
To all my fashion fans, I am sad to inform you that my injury has put me in a position to retire from this high heel business. I have an artistic side that wants to shine through. I feel that this disablility has come to me with a purpose. To show me that I must carry on. This industry has brought me so much and I am grateful for the lessons I have learned. Now more than ever I feel it is important to listen to my body and the changing times of this industry and peacefully try to move on. I ask for your support on my new endeavours with designing interiors, pottery, sculpting, carving, and inventing for the future. Please follow @wixsondesign
Amazon Prime Day Was Retailer's "Biggest Day Ever" [CNN Money]
Amazon's annual Prime Day, which kicked off on Monday evening, was a record-breaking success for the online retail behemoth. The 30-hour sale period was the biggest sales day in company history; sales were up 60 percent compared to last year's Prime Day. Additionally, Amazon added more new Prime members than ever before, as only Prime members can participate in Prime Day sales. The most popular item was the retailer's own Echo Dot smart speaker, marked down from $50 to $35.
Glossier Is Going International [Into the Gloss]
Cool-girl cult-favorite beauty brand Glossier is going overseas. Kind of. Later this month, the brand built by Into the Gloss founder Emily Weiss will officially begin shipping internationally. Glossier will open up shop in Canada first, with a small office in Montreal, before launching in the U.K. with a London office. The beauty brand has plans to slowly expand across the globe and is currently crowdsourcing suggestions from its fans on where it should open next. However, as a cruelty-free brand, Glossier refuses to ship to countries that require animal testing, like China.