Alagem realized finance was not his calling. A 2004 UPenn graduate, Alagem worked for a hedge fund and left last year to start a company, Trendabl.Trendabl (no e) launched this morning and it’s a lot like Instagram for fashion. Users can upload and tag images on the free mobile app. They can share pictures with others and add filters too.Users can also follow feeds from fashion-forward members like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Barneys NY, Nicky Hilton and more.Alagem says he was able to get celebrities on board by leveraging personal contacts. Those contacts introducing him to different designers and magazines who became excited about tagging and sourcing mobile, fashion-specific photos. He says more celebrities are coming onboard soon too.Currently Alagem is bootstrapping the startup and he’s working out of his New York apartment with a few developers.
The ladies on the runway of Michael Kors don’t do lunch. They do business — in fur, Oxfords and sumptuous sweaters and suits cinched at the waist with skinny belts.Kors, in a backstage interview before Wednesday’s show, described his fall collection as ‘opulent restraint.’There wasn’t just men’s suiting. There was men’s suiting in cashmere. There wasn’t just a military coat. There was a military coat with orange spark on the lower sleeve. There was tweed, trumpet skirts and mohair. the colors of barley, a young fawn, charcoal and slate blue, Kors had icons on his mind and their yin-yang balance from head to their fur muffs to their shoes.Go back to the ’30s, he urges.’You think about the Duchess of Windsor, who certainly was very glamorous and very elegant, but she was very understated, kind of always grabbing from the duke’s closet, too. And when you think about the ’30s, one of my favorite movies is Chinatown, and Faye Dunaway in her riding clothes,’ he said.
That balance, Kors said, is deeply rooted in American style, stretching through the decades to Babe Paley in the ’60s and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, ‘looking really chic but being able to jump on a bicycle.’
And after, Kors is ready with sparkly pajama-wear and capes in silver fox. ‘I feel like Michael does the kind of show that you actually want to wear everything, that you feel like you can wear everything,’ mused Kate Hudson from the front row.Miranda Kerr made leading a model’s life look enviable as she chinked her wineglass alongside designer Michael Kors in her latest international adventure.The former Victoria’s Secret angel looked her usual immaculate self in a tight-fitting polka dot frock as she attended the cocktail party opening of Kor’s flagship store in Shanghai on Thursday.Despite having just stepped off a plane after jetting in from Sydney, the 31-year-old looked fresh faced for the big event.