May 24, 2013 |
The gig: Emily Schuman, 30, is the lifestyle maven behind the popular blog Cupcakes and Cashmere, a confectionary collection of stylish outfits, recipes, home decor tips and do-it-yourself projects. Think Martha Stewart meets Carrie Bradshaw. The blog also led to a book deal for the California native. Titled "Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide to Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining With Ease," it hit shelves last August and landed on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.
November 18, 2012 |
When it comes to knits, cashmere is king, the ultra luxe fabric a symbol of opulence and unrivaled comfort. This season, simple V-neck sweaters and checkered scarves are taking a back seat to a new wave of cashmere offerings. The traditional fabric is getting a makeover in bright colors, funky patterns and covetable shapes to wear all winter long. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Sonia striped sweater from Net-a-porter.com ($295) comes with a detachable black tulle collar for an updated twist on the classic striped sweater.
March 29, 1989 |
Chinese authorities are taking action to restore order to the international trade in cashmere, one of the world's most luxurious fibers. The cashmere trade has been in crisis for more than a year because of the attempts by China, which produces almost all of the world's cashmere, to liberalize its internal trading system as part of its economic reform program.
December 24, 1988 |
Judy Leaf of Beverly Hills admired some $400 cashmere shawls in London about five years ago, so when a friend went there recently Leaf asked her to get three of them. After seeing the bill for $2,100, Leaf said, "I almost dropped dead. It was like a house payment." Designer Donna Karan charged stores $195 a pair wholesale for her first 100% cashmere pants in 1985. By next fall, they are expected to be almost $425.
January 8, 2006 |
Of the endless shenanigans that Curious George has gotten himself into in the popular children's books and current film adaptation, surely none is this zany: Banana in hand, the whimsical simian now flashes his cheeky smile from the back of a Raw 7 cashmere sweater--price tag $385. Cashmere is flooding retailers from posh boutiques to Costco: Depending on your point of view (that is, your age and income), cashmere is becoming either fun and accessible or hopelessly vulgar.
December 18, 1998 |
Cashmere, because of its rarity and expense, always had been considered a privilege of the wealthy. It was possible, perhaps, to find a sale or to catch a close-out, but mostly, cashmere sweaters, scarves and such were pricey and exclusive. But now, led most aggressively by Banana Republic, the fashion world is bringing forth a democratization of cashmere. Banana Republic's advertisements are tacked up on the sides of buses.