NEW DIGS...

 

Mission's new HQ. A change of scenery was needed and a room full inspiration, do help the Mission Army do GOOD. 

Who's in and who's out! Being nice, kind and generous really isn't that hard. 

 
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NOT ALWAYS GLAMOROUS..

 

Mission team scrambling to get things shot before the holidays kick in. I encourage anyone wanting to be in fashion, or in fashion...hang out with a stylist for a week and the word 'glamorous' will have a whole new meaning. Being a stylist is like having your own personal gym, packing and carrying samples to and from pr's, to set, to office. 

And a very important fact...stylist's do NOT have a magic wand to make things appear on shoots at that drop of a hat, although many do think this...ah bless.. 

 
 

OFF TO THE TOWER!

 

My executive editor and I were very lucky to get some time with someone VIP at LVMH tower. They even have their own doormat. 

Onwards and upwards trying to crack the glass ceiling...

 
 

ONLY TIME YOU GO COACH

Coach celebrated 75 years last week with new creative director Stuart Vevers. He worked his magic to present a super cool amazing show of women and menswear, of very easy wearable 'today' clothes. 

Bravo Mr Vevers!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

GRINDER 😞

Wednesday...isn't this called hump day. Below has become my daily view. If I am lucky and get to have my fingers prized off my keyboard, I step outside for meetings, otherwise this is generally my view from 9am till about midnight, 1, 2 am...daily...Who thought doing a charity would be so utterly back breaking hard, yet so worthwhile. 

But hey, if this was easy it would have been done before...And guess what... 
IT HASN'T! 

The rosary was my mother's who is upstairs, always with me, as my brother is. And the Smythson diary and my Apple laptop. The later thanks to a wonderful chap, we shall call 'B.' It has become like my blankie.

 

K xx

Tune playing.. Never Forget You (Luvbug remix) Zara Larsson & MNEK ..MAX VOULME

MONDAY MAIL MAN

Look what came through the post box today.....a lovely invite from Coach. Super exciting....more to come Thursday..

 

Karina xx

Tune playing..Ain't Giving Up..Craig David & Sigala.... TRUE DAT! 

FOR REAL! 

Tune playing..Xxplosive. Dr Dre...

The Real Real have temporarily opened up a pop up shop in Soho. - 70 Greene St. One of the most exciting stores I have been into in ages.

I say f••k it, grab your credit card and buy yourself a Christmas present. It's so gorgeous in here. Here are some of the yummy things for sale in the store. Make a wish with santa that they come back for longer next time. 

Tune playing.... Mike Snow..Billie Holiday.. Playing LOUD LOUD LOUD 

Karina xx

WOMEN ❤️ WOMEN

It was an honor to be invited by Deborah Hughes to the Voss Foundation 7th Annual Women Helping Women at The Stephan Weiss Studios. What an inspiring and emotional few hours. This year they honored  creative jewelry designer Monique Péan  who gave an incredible speech! Such an amazing young beautiful woman. 

 

One speaker who moved me to tears, and validated why Mission is needed, was the extraordinary Amikaeyla Gaston one of 2016 honorees, who said "Please, find your voice. Speak your truth into power because it is time to be seen, heard and to make a difference!" 

 

Mission aims to do JUST that ❤️🙌🏻 

 

Tune playing...Kris Menace & Lifelike..Discopolis.. 

 

Karina xx

The Stephan Weiss Studio (all photo credits Deborah Hughes instagram :) 

The Stephan Weiss Studio (all photo credits Deborah Hughes instagram :) 

Amikaeyla Gaston

Amikaeyla Gaston

Monique Pean

Monique Pean

Current mood 😨

photo credit : Chris Craymer ( a wonderful 2011 present from him x)

photo credit : Chris Craymer ( a wonderful 2011 present from him x)

I&V  🙏😍

There can't be a much better start to a Monday morning than meeting an inspiring creative duo who go by the names of Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Such an honor to have been able to sit and talk shop. 

 

Tune playing..Joss Stone..For the love of you

 

Karina xx

TASTY TABLE

This time last week I was the guest of hostess with the mostest Kim Vernon at a very clever idea. Everyone should check out and experience at least once, The Tasting Table in Soho. Amazing food exquisitely prepared for us by Gabe Kennedy , talk about master chef! I arrived for cocktails and dinner exhausted and beaten down, left hours later jubilant and happy. Met such a lovely crowd of people.  I also discovered a gorgeous Scotch whiskey Ardberg. Oh happy days...seacrest out! 😴

 

Tune playing... Lovely 2 C U..Goldfrapp

 

Karina xx

GOING GOO GOO

Super excited to have been invited by the lovely Juliana at Aeffe USA to such a fun night after a heavy week.

 

Jeremy Scott and Google celebrated the launch of his signature Live Case with an intimate gathering of his closest friends and supporters. The Live Case features a customizable shortcut key, a full set of Jeremy Scott animated emojis, daily motion-activated wallpapers, and private user updates from the designer himself. The event starred larger-than-life-size mascots of Jeremy Scott’s Google emojis that interacted with guests who also received a white glove gifting experience of the Google Pixel phone with the Jeremy Scott Live Case. The talent and brains of Mr Scott strikes again.

 

photo credit : Neil Rasmus, BFA


Tune playing..Missy Elliot..WTF (Where They From) ft Pharrell Williams

A HAPPY PLACE

I got to meet the most amazing creative man at an incredible show, H&M collaboration with Kenzo. Creative direction by Jean Paul-Goude. If this show did not lift your spirits soaring to a happy place, then I don't know what will.   Tune playing..Express Yourself..Charles Wright  

 

Karina xx

CREDITS: creative director Jean-Paul Goude, executive producer Prodject, music director Sam Spiegel, choreography Ryan Heffington, stylists Francesca Burns, Alex Aikiu, hair, Anthony Turner, make-up Isamaya Ffrench, manicure Naomi Yasuda, casting Angus Munro, horn players Morgan Price, Freddy Deboe, Jordan Mclean, Raymond Mason, beat boxers Kenny Muhammad, Rahzel, drumline Drum Line Live, Strings Chelsea Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Choreography Ryan Spencer, Denna Thomsen, Kris Set, music producer Blade Thornton.

CREDITS: creative director Jean-Paul Goude, executive producer Prodject, music director Sam Spiegel, choreography Ryan Heffington, stylists Francesca Burns, Alex Aikiu, hair, Anthony Turner, make-up Isamaya Ffrench, manicure Naomi Yasuda, casting Angus Munro, horn players Morgan Price, Freddy Deboe, Jordan Mclean, Raymond Mason, beat boxers Kenny Muhammad, Rahzel, drumline Drum Line Live, Strings Chelsea Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Choreography Ryan Spencer, Denna Thomsen, Kris Set, music producer Blade Thornton.

HE FOR SHE

Unisex Hilary Clinton socks being sold on Joy Of Socks  Hoping to wake up Wednesday 9th November to still be able to wear these 

 

Tune playing..Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman

 

Karina xx 

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MEMORY LANE

Mission's Executive Editor, Mark Connolly, and I were very honored to be able to pay our respects to the original and wonderfully talented Mr Bill Cunningham. A very moving and thoughtful day. 

 

Mark escorting Iris Apfel to Carneige Hall. 

 

Karina xx

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION....IN TRIBECA

Mission set off for a morning meeting to see the talented Nicola Formichetti, stylist, creative director, entrepreneur, influencer (a true original), visionary man in his Tribeca offices, Two Hustlers and Nicopanda. Such a creative hub.  

 

Nicola stands by his motto on our video "making fashion all inclusive."

 

Tune playing..Chaka Khan - I Feel For you

 

Karina  xx

 

MEMBERS ONLY...

Had a delightful start to the day with the communications director of Soho House North America, Allison Wagner. Was greeted by a lovely warm smile and a good strong coffee!

 

Why work in an office when you can work here.... .https://www.soholudlowhouse.com   

 

Karina  xx

CHECK OUT...AMY POEHLER'S SMART GIRLS

Just discovered the uber talented Amy Poehler's Smart Girls https://amysmartgirls.com

 

CHANGE THE WORLD BY BEING YOURSELF

 

Founded by artist Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. We emphasize intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.” We celebrate curiosity over gossip. We are a place where people can truly be their weird and wonderful selves. We are funny first, and informative second, hosting the party you want to attend.

 

Tune playing  Boy - Ra Ra Riot..nearly up dancing...nearly...

 

Karina xx

LAUNCHING #MYMISSIONIS

Today we finally got out the door and on the streets of NYC and asked people 'what's your mission..'

 

Keep an eye out for us...and feel free to reach out to us at info@missionmag.org.

 

Tune playing Walking On A Dream - Empire of The Sun. Tune! 


Karina  xx

HALLOWEEN MONDAY

Mission Issue 1- The Building of ' Women of Empowerment.' day 1 (sort of)

 

S.O.S.....Working around the clock now to get Mission out for Spring 2017. Thank you to Carrie at Bismark Phillips for being someone who says what she means (as rare as Kobe beef) and connecting us with some wonderful people today. Maybelline and HillierBartley. Had wonderful talk with one of the BIGGEST model agencies in the world, IMG. We are really building a fashion eco system. 

 

FOR FASHION FOR BEAUTY FOR GOOD!

 

Come on peeps! Join our mission army. #mymissionis @missionmag 

 

Tune playing Safe and Sound - Capital Cities. Tune! 

 

Karina xx