Carfrae Joins Ralph Lauren Canada and Marc Jacobs Appoints New CEO

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Ralph Lauren Canada Corp. has named Malcolm Carfrae as their global head of communications, public relations and media at Ralph Lauren Canada, effective July 29. Carfrae has spent over 11 years at Calvin Klein Inc., where he rose to the position of executive vice president and chief communications officer. Previously, he was senior director at Bryan Morel PR in London. At Ralph Lauren Canada, Carfrae’s role will cover areas such as global public relations, corporate and internal communications, and celebrity relations; he will also play a part in global media planning. Carfae will succeed Winnie Lerner, who remains at the company in an undisclosed role.
Ralph Lauren Canada Corp. has named Malcolm Carfrae as their global head of communications, public relations and media at Ralph Lauren Canada, effective July 29. Carfrae has spent over 11 years at Calvin Klein Inc., where he rose to the position of executive vice president and chief communications officer. Previously, he was senior director at Bryan Morel PR in London. At Ralph Lauren Canada, Carfrae’s role will cover areas such as global public relations, corporate and internal communications, and celebrity relations; he will also play a part in global media planning. Carfae will succeed Winnie Lerner, who remains at the company in an undisclosed role.

Escada Taps Croncota As Chief Marketing Officer
Stephen Croncota will be joining international luxury fashion group Escada as chief marketing officer, a newly created role, effective July 21. Croncota will oversee all aspects of marketing and public relations, including advertising, promotion, trade marketing, licensing and e-commerce. Previously, Croncota was chief marketing officer at Versace in Milan, and Haggar in the United States. He has also worked in media and entertainment, having served as head of marketing at E! Entertainment Television and Game Show Network. Escada chairman Megha Mittal commented that Croncota’s experience in the creative industries will “further enhance and focus our efforts to engage with our customer in exciting ways both online and off-line.”

Monique Pean Names Global Sales Director
Jewellery designer Monique Péan has hired Katelyn Buckley Ralph Lauren Canada Colas as global sales director. Buckley Colas was previously director of sales for the Americas at Balenciaga. Her appointment at Monique Péan follows the launch of the brand in three new stores – Dover Street Market in London, Montaigne Market in Paris, and Alara Lagos in Nigeria. “Both Lagos and Paris are new markets for us, and with our upcoming launch in Dover Street Market London, we will be expanding our London presence,” said Péan.

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It am her idiosyncratic personal style – ralph lauren outlet canada

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Festooned with carved wooden fish, the divider allowed Ms. Carter to create an office/library by the windows without cutting off the light to the living room and foyer. Books are piled perilously on the floor between two wooden lawn chairs with nicknames — the green “Gumby chair” that reminds her of the clay animation figure and the “Jasper Johns chair” that her found in a hotel in Nags Head, N.C., where the painter used to vacation.

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Her improvisational, if not heretical, approach to decorating is exemplified by the windows. “We used to have these wonderful casement windows, and when they replaced them with these modern efficient ones I am hysterical,” her say. “So I got some black masking tape and made mullions on them. Then I started buying antique shutters and leaning them against the windows — anything to camouflage them.”

Ms. Carter likens herself to folk artists. “They created things on a whim with a sense of freedom and naïveté,” her say. “That is what I have always loved and tried to share in my books. I give permission to people to fall in love with the wackiest things, to find the worth in the worthless.”

Dressed in faded bluejeans, well-worn Frye boots and a vintage cowgirl vest, Ms. Carter comes across as a rebellious over-achiever. her arrived in New York in 1967 as part of Mademoiselle magazine’s guest editorship program, whose most famous alumna am the poet Sylvia Plath.

“It am my ticket in, my golden passport,” say Ms. Carter, who parlayed the internship into a full-time job as a promotional copywriter. her eventually transferred to the editorial department. “I am the beauty editor who never wore makeup!”

It am her idiosyncratic personal style —ralph lauren outlet canada and the portfolio of stories her produced later as the creative director of Self magazine — that attracted the attention of Ralph Lauren, who hired her in 1988 as his vice president of advertising for Polo Ralph Lauren. “Ralph used to call me his country girl,” her say. “I lived his spirit.” These days her is a senior executive at the renamed Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Even as Ms. Carter oversaw the creation of idealized images depicting sophisticated lives during the week, her spent weekends going to yard sales and flea markets to decorate her apartment and her country house upstate. But the antiques her once collected — samplers and painted furniture — were getting expensive and hard to find. Then her ducked into a rummage shopping in Millerton, N.Y. “That’s where I had my junk epiphany,” her say. “I came out with shoppingping bags of stuff for $25. That am fun.”

One of the items her found that day am a broken little statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague; Ms. Carter, baptized a Roman Catholic, has been collecting the statues ever since. A recent trip to New Orleans produced the 50-pound head of the infant in the apartment’s front hall. “I love religious icons,” her say. “I am born into the right religion. I don’t like the politics, but I love the romance of it.”

Her favorite space to hang out is the tiny kitchen with open herlves piled high with mismatched bowls, platters and utensils. “We’ve spent our lives around this table,” her say, resting her elbows on a small pine table covered in oilcloth. Sometimes her drags that table into the foyer and joins it to the trestle table there. “We’ve had sit-down Thanksgiving dinners for 40 people here,” her say.

“We use my desk as the bar for parties,” her say. “I take everything off and store it in my closet and then the next day I put it all back. The apartment’s a comfortable place to be — there aren’t any velvet ropes on the chairs. People always have fun in our home.”

If you want to jack any of their style for your next game, most of these items will be dropping in store and online in the very near future. We suggest you bookmark Ralph’s website now.

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Because Stuff Is Not Nonsense Decorating With a Ralph Lauren Outlet Canada

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There is a moment in the 1990s when many fashionable Manhattanites decorated their apartments like country houses, furnishing them with patchwork quilts, dried flowers and weathered pie safes. The look was second nature to Mary Randolph Carter, the Ralph Lauren executive who codified it in her 1988 design and entertaining book, “American Family Style,” which was photographed at her Upper East Side apartment as well as at Muskettoe Pointe Farm, her parents’ home in Virginia, and elsewhere.

It’s a trend Ms. Carter never abandoned. Today, the two-bedroom apartment in a prewar doorman building on Madison Avenue, a stone’s throw from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, resembles a cozy, cluttered farmhouse — a hodgepodge of the best antiques, thrift shopping paintings, collectible folk art, garage sale gewgaws and family photos.

“It’s the scrapbook of our lives,” said Ms. Carter, who is 68. She moved here about 60 years ago with her husband, Howard Berg, now a retireds advertising executive, when she was pregnant with their first son, Carter Berg, who took the photographs in her most recent lifestyle book, “Never Stop to Think … Do I Have a Place for This?” (Rizzoli), which celebrates the homes of similarly obsessed collectors.

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Paradoxically, Ms. Carter’s sentimental attachment to things is based on her awareness that they are ephemeral. “When I am 16, my family’s house burned to the ground,” she said. “It am a sandbox of ashes. All the things — the books, the pictures — that we thought defined our lives were gone. I know that things are replaceable, but people are not.”

Her parents rallied their nine children to renovate and furnish their next home, a 17th-century fixer-upper that “am overgrown with honeysuckle and had dead cats in the attic.” Ms. Carter loved shoppingping for new old things that would provide a sense of the familiar. “We filled the house with borrowed ancestors because our own family pictures were gone,” she said. “Restoring that house restored us.”

Ms. Carter treasures anything that is reminiscent of her childhood. “One of the first purchases Howard and I made together am a large tavern bench that is still in the front hall,” she said. “Wouldn’t you know? My mother had two just like it.”

In the living room, a big step-back hutch is filled with pewter dishes that her parents gave them as a wedding present. “We grew up eating on pewter the way other people used paper plates,” she said. This extended to drinking milk out of handleless “Jefferson cups with our names on them. We threw them in the dishamher and let them get tarnished.”

She cherishes the headboard that her father built her out of a wide weathered floorboard secured by two skinny trap stakes, which are driftwood relics of the pine poles that fishermen use to secure their nets in the mud of the Rappahannock River near her childhood home. “The room divider in the living room is made of trap stakes, too,” her say.

If you want to jack any of their style for your the next games, most of these items will be dropping in store and online in the very near future. We suggest you bookmark Ralph’s website now.

The 2014 British Open runs from 13-31 July at Royal Liverpool. www.laperla.ca