Daily Archives: July 20, 2011

Clamour for British brands among emerging market consumers has been the making of luxury brands like Burberry and Mulberry. The long-established British fashion houses have seen their share prices rise 93 per cent and 500 per cent respectively in the past year as overseas revenues soar.

Now another group of British entrepreneurs is looking to cash in. Known as The Brand Cellar, the London and Hong Kong-based group is busy snapping up what is calls “much loved, but dormant” British brands.

 

I woke up this morning to two pieces of related, and interesting, news (news in my context, that is): first, Rebekah Brooks had NOT worn black after all yesterday in Parliament as I thought when I wrote about her on the day, but rather dark blue (my bad); and second, the heroine of the whole event was the woman in pink. Wendi Murdoch, who leapt to her husband’s defense and wacked his would-be “attacker,” is today’s hit of the blogosphere. Why does this matter? It points out the issues, good and bad, with the science of colour when it comes to dress and public appearance.