A few little matters today.
Megan Robinson is running a poll on Thread on favourite (New Zealand) fashion magazines. If you are a Lucire fan, please vote for us. I’m not sure how long the poll will go for.
We may have traced the person who began some negative rumours about Lucire, and she’s the editor of a well circulated fashion magazine. All it takes is an eyewitness who hates you and becomes a grass. Any more speciﬁc and I might be ungentlemanly and reveal who she is.
You have to wonder that in a market-place where we have found room for ourselves, and they have maintained a very strong position, they wouldn’t need to be petty and catty. I didn’t believe it as the ABCs didn’t bear it out, but a client told me they were in decline. I guess if you have to start rumours about someone else, then you must be.
Her brand will forever be tarnished. Pity I don’t think I can ask our grass to reveal herself though the information is credible.
Sooner or later, this stuff gets out into the public—and then what? Why bother jeopardizing yourself?
You’d be hard-pressed to ﬁnd someone on my team who would publicly say, even as a quip at a party, anything negative about a competitor. The “worst” I ever say publicly here is that Fashion Quarterly (not the Jeanne Beker one) is Australian-owned and if New Zealanders want to buy New Zealand-owned, they should choose us. And that is merely a statement of fact.
Speaking of team members, my congratulations to JY&A’s Amanda Dolheguy (above left, in wanky publicity photo). Amanda runs our Christchurch, New Zealand design afﬁliate Delineate, and recently got engaged. It took us seven years to learn to spell Dolheguy and now that we’ve mastered it, she is going to become Amanda van Kuppevelt. I knew all those Dutch jokes post-Goldmember would come back and bite her.
In which case I need to cool off lawyer jokes. And tell jokes about supermodels. Or Charlize Theron. Posted by Jack Yan, 11:43
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