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They Are Saying: 06/14/2014

WWD's week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of June 9 to June 13.

"I’ve always thought of beauty as such a sensational part of being a woman. It’s that moment that you have with yourself. It’s the last touch, and the last step." — Maria Sharapova on signing as the face of the new fragrance, Avon Luck.

 

“I’ve lost, but I also gained a lot. I’m a creative person, and no one can take that away from me. I’ve been told I committed professional suicide because it was the only escape from the terrible pressures I was facing. What do you think?” — John Galliano at a Q&A with French psychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik in French newsweekly Le Poin.

 

“We have to have a lot to drink and dance a lot. Then maybe I’ll get back on the mic.” — Victoria Beckham at a dinner in her honor thrown by Net-a-porter.

 

“Hong Kong is the most convenient place for Mainlanders to travel, but they are not restricted to Hong Kong anymore.” — Nicola Ko, from Ledburry Research, on the influx of tourists from Mainland China into Hong Kong.

 

“Now, $100,000 is not enough. For a young, upstart blogger, $100,000 may seem like a lot of money. [But] as a business, a legit business, $100,000 won’t really bring you that far. You have a lot of expenses.” — Bryanboy's Bryan Grey-Yambao on rising blogger incomes.

 

"I do not care. I will not watch it." — Oklahoma Thunder star Russell Westbrook on the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs NBA finals.

 

“There is an upward trend among clients for individuality, and bespoke tailoring in its own right is individual — it fits you and no one else.” — William Skinner, master tailor at London’s Dege & Skinner, a founding member of the Savile Row Bespoke Association.

 

"There is no other event like the World Cup. It’s unique in terms of exclusivity and worldwide exposure," — Peter Rohlmann, a German marketing consultant on sports apparel marketing during the World Cup.

 

“I do think part of what Josh and the team will be doing is really to make sure we are balancing the assortments between all the wonderful designers we do great business with, with an ability to nurture new, young talent.” — Karen Katz, ceo of Neiman Marcus Group Ltd., on Bergdorf Goodman president Joshua Schulman and overhauling the retailer.

 

“Our aim is not to copy other fashion brands, it’s to give a new, more modern vision to our savoir faire.” — Lorenzo Cifonelli on launching its ready-to-wear collection.

 

“Things did go wrong in the past, but some things went right,” — Mulberry executive chairman Godfrey Davis on seeing the company's profits fall 50 percent.

 

“It’s really nerve-racking. I’m not even one to throw a birthday party.” — Rose Byrne on receiving the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.

 

"I was inspired to bring the humor back to the collection….show some flesh and encourage women to be themselves. Fashion has been a little oppressive of late." — Stella McCartney on her resort collection.

 

"I thought it was a shoe." — Pamela Skiast-Levy co-founder of Juicy Couture, reminiscing about the time former ceo Paul Charron asked Skiast-Levy and her partner Gela Nash-Taylor about their IT platform.

 

“Today, the celebrities have changed. They’re more aware of the cameras. I like stars being themselves instead of posing where you get a phony expression. I keep my distance." — photographer Ron Galella. He has a new book out, "New York," of memorable photos from his vast archives.

 

“Everyone at Vanity Fair is very nervous because I really don’t know where the line is. That fine line — I’m very confused where that line is.” — Michael Carl, Vanity Fair’s fashion market director, on his new video series on YouTube.