Fashion Cheat Sheet

08.21.13

Kate Middleton's Family Portrait Dress Sells Out; Anna Wintour Makes Instagram Debut

and new research shows men's handbags are on the rise.

Kate Middleton's Family Portrait Dress Sells Out: Kate Middleton's $72 fuschia dress from Seraphine sold out two hours after the official family photos were revealed. The brand's homepage now features an image of the front-knot dress that reads "Our Signature Knotted Dress, As Worn By The Duchess of Cambridge." The dress's page features the disclosure, "Due to high popularity of this style, please be advised that orders will be dispatched week commencing 16th of September." [Marie Claire UK]

Anna Wintour Makes Instagram Debut: Vogue Editor-in-Chief caused a frenzy when she tweeted for the first time after the DOMA ruling. On Monday, the magazine instagrammed a photo of Wintour, snapped by photographer Taylor Jewell, with the caption: "Anna Wintour reads #TheSeptemberIssue. Do you? We would love to see it! Show us your #voguestagram." [Vogue's Instagram]

New Research Shows Men's Handbags Are on the Rise: Market research firm NPD Group released a study showing that men’s handbag and tote sales increased by 3 percent to $957 million since June 2012, while sales of briefcases, duffle, laptop, and messenger bags declined. "Just think about the practical side of this," NPD’s chief industry analyst Marshal Cohen wrote on the company's blog. "Men’s clothing has gotten tighter again. Now where do men put those keys or phone? With this change in fashion and lifestyle, men now do need to carry a bag.” [Buzzfeed]

J. Crew's Mickey Drexler to Guest Star on Breaking Bad: Current J. Crew CEO and the man behind the success of The Gap, Mickey Drexler, will star in a small role on Breaking Bad Sunday. The New York Post reports that Drexler flew to New Mexico for a one-day shoot, and he will been seen in the TV hit as a customer in Walter White’s carwash, wearing a sweatshirt and jeans. [NY Post]