Stories on fashion and luxury you won't read elsewhere
A Year In the News 2020-2021
In just over a year, Miss Tweed has established itself as the go-to place for deep-dive stories and exclusive news on the fashion and luxury industry. This sector has grown into one of the major pillars of the global economy and indirectly controls many media outlets through weighty advertising budgets. Few journalists enjoy the “luxury” of criticizing a powerful brand or of holding it to account.
Miss Tweed embodies a spirit of resistance to the pressure big brands put on journalists to write what they are told. It is ad-free to guarantee complete editorial independence.
Miss Tweed relentlessly explores and investigates the secretive and powerful business of fashion, jewelry, beauty and watchmaking. They are all deeply intertwined in ways you will not find explained in other reports. The luxury industry is full of colorful and creative personalities who can be as ruthless as they can be glamorous. The success of a brand depends on the vision and personality of its leader and shareholders. If you understand what goes on in the heads of those running the world’s biggest fashion and luxury brands, you can predict what decisions they will make. Miss Tweed has shown several times in the past year that it could do that.
There are always two sides to a story and Miss Tweed always seeks to publish both. This Paris-based media was founded by Astrid Wendlandt, Reuters’ former European luxury goods correspondent and before that correspondent for the Financial Times in Moscow and London.
This book is a compilation of Miss Tweed’s stories during its first year. The digital revolution, the closely guarded secrets of LVMH, Richemont and Kering and the future of watchmaking are among the many topics Miss Tweed covered between the summer of 2020 and the summer of 2021.
About the author
Astrid Wendlandt worked for 13 years at Reuters news agency, mostly as European Luxury Goods Correspondent based in Paris. She previously wrote for the Financial Times in Moscow and London. This is her third book and the first published by Miss Tweed Publishing, a young house specialized in fashion and luxury.
Astrid Wendlandt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Russian studies from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy that included coursework at Harvard Business School.
About the illustrator
Claire Laude is a Parisian freelance illustrator who enjoys creating stories that allow her to explore her imagination. She works on projects that offer her the opportunity to give a fresh, unexpected, off-the-wall interpretation of a given subject. Claire Laude helps brands develop original and elegant worlds and construct their visual identity through illustration and animation.
After a Bachelor of History at the Sorbonne Paris IV, Claire Laude took classes at l’École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris and later at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs from which she graduated with an Applied Communication Arts diploma in 2003.
More details on the website : www.clairelaude.com.
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A Year in the News 2021-2022 is a compilation of Miss Tweed's stories published online during its second year. Like the first yearbook, it is a limited edition. Hence, it is a collector's item. It is designed to celebrate the work of illustrator Claire Laude. Each illustration runs next to the first two paragraph of the story.
Author and journalist Astrid Wendlandt conducted a four-year investigation into the secretive world of fashion and luxury involving hundreds of interviews with top executives and designers.