Need to know: 28.11.2010

Ever wanted to know how the modelling world really works? Well the truth has come out as a result of modelling agency Next is apparently being sued by three models for a total sum of $3.75 million. Anna Jagodzinska, Anne Aleksandra Cywinska, and Karmen Pedaru, who were all formerly represented by the agency, are claiming Next failed to paid them earnings. Lesson learned: you don’t mess with supermodels.

Karmen Pedaru in a campaign for Lanca Perfume
Former Next model Karmen Pedaru.

Our proclamation that Burberry’s shearling-lined leather jackets are the aviator piece to invest in this year were not just nebulous musings; the jackets were just named as one of the key pieces driving the brand’s half-year profits.

While some people question the relevance of the British Monarchy to the 21st Century, the Financial Times takes a look at the sartorial and cultural relevance of the future Queen’s choice of dress.

The good news for price-conscious shoppers continues with word that Karl Lagerfeld is launching a lower-priced line for Macy’s. Rumoured to be on schedule for Fall 2011, the line will also include a major online e-commerce component.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for, where she serves as the publication's Editor.