WWD's day in quotes from today's edition.
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“I’m interested in discovering the drama in real life. That’s where you get inspiration for the fake ones.” — Lupita Nyong’o who has signed on to a deal with Lancome.
“We went back to the origin of jewelry. Before it had an artistic function, it was a curse repellent or a good-luck charm. We’ve come back to that aspect, which for Cartier has always been a strong component.” — Emmanuel Perrin, president and chief executive officer of Cartier North America, unveiling its new jewelry collection.
“We will deliver true fashion and real value in an easier-to-shop, treasure-hunt type of environment.” — Richard Baker, CEO of Hudson’s Bay Co. on expanding off-price stores.
“This is not just a runway show; this is what we want to be in the next 10 years. We want to be the contemporary alternative to the world of luxury — no more frivolous things. We want to deliver a very precise image.” — Diesel founder Renzo Rosso on Nicola Formichetti’s debut.
“Seeing how they put it together in their own personal way is very exciting. They’ve got amazing personalities.” — Kate Spade & Co. Creative Director Deborah Lloyd, who hosted a party to fete the new Tokyo store.
“I mean, everybody I talked to loved it. Sometimes I feel like things happen on the Internet but not in the world,” — Greta Gerwig on the “How I Met Your Mother” finale.
“I mean, in New York City, nothing creates an appetite like unavailability. But we wanted something accessible, that’s the way we designed it from the beginning.” — Graydon Carter on his most recent restaurant venture, the Beatrice Inn.
“It’s such an ignored market, and we have all the spending power. It hasn’t been presented properly. It’s been done in a less than optimistic way.” — Andrea Q. Robinson, author of “Toss the Gloss,” on why she’s reentering beauty to launch a color line for women over 50.
"I've been at Conde Nast for 18-plus years, and I only have positive things to say. Obviously, I think that timing-wise, you're never thinking it's time." — Lucy Danziger, who was dismissed as editor of Self.
"Amazon was the new standard-bearer for what's happening online. We got clear about who we were competing against. We went to free shipping and returns. I don't know how you can't do it, because we had integrated platforms that allowed us to do these things faster." — Pete Nordstrom