Brian Reyes: New president, edgy strategy

A little biz note on Brian Reyes. A couple months ago (May to be exact) the designer appointed Stephanie Cozzi as president of the brand. Cozzi came from Zac Posen where she was the VP of sales. What I find interesting about Cozzi is her strategy with Reyes- while most CEOs are staying up all night banging their heads against a wall trying to figure out how to prevent bankruptcy, Cozzi is staying up all night thinking of money making strategic alliances (And no, not with the usual Target/JC Penny/ Kohls suspects). The result- a five year lease on a new, larger space for Reyes and Co. as well as a partnership with "Proper Attire" a condom company who makes designer condoms. Edgy! And just a little fyi-- proceeds for every Brian Reyes condom sold will benefit Planned Parenthood. Cool and profitable. I love it.

My favorite fashion documentary.

I love having the TV on while doing work- I'm usually not watching it- I just like having on for background. So you can imagine how happy I was when Sundance was broadcasting my favorite fashion documentary Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton. If you haven't seen it here is a clip. It's a little long but sooo fascinating...