Target squares up to fashion giants


He took Kmart from all-time low to rock star and now Wesfarmers' outlet store employer Guy Russo is picking a fight with the world's biggest clothing gamers with his revival plan for Target. High-volume fashion and basics at low prices is the mantra and Mr. Russo is positive he has the experience to make it work, even if his plan puts him in the boxing ring with fast-fashion juggernauts H&M and Uniqlo.

Wesfarmers' $2 billion writedown and problems bombshell today supplied a not likely phase for Mr Russo to sketch out his vision for Target together with expectations its earnings will fall off a cliff in the 2nd half, plunging more than $100 million from the very first half to a $50 million loss.


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Why Is Fashion Falling for the Pretty/Ugly Shoe All Over Again?

Birkenstocks, Tevas; Uggs and flatforms; obstructions and Crocs: Our present fixation with the pretty/ugly shoe may feel so unexpected, so now however, in truth, has some deep throwback and seriously stylish roots. It’s all part and parcel of the continuing wave of 90s nostalgia that has us tightly in its grips.

We’re especially feeling the decade s slacker state of mind now that summer has shown up along with predictions that temperature levels will be broiling, and among the best ways to communicate that vibe is with shoes pairing a grunge-inspired slip, state, with a set of Birks (even in the office, even at Vogue), or wide-legged denim with a blockage platform heels.


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'Women are perfectly capable of enjoying no-strings sexual encounters'

Judith Rashleigh of Maestra joins a fascinating group of women of recent imaginary origin - Amazing Amy in Gone Girl, Rachel Watson in The Girl on a Train and Ani FaNelli in Luckiest Girl Alive - who are upset, dissembling, in some cases even murderous.

Her creator, LS Hilton, is better understood to readers as Lisa Hilton, an author of historical stories. The British press is next to itself with excitement at having actually discovered a gorgeous looking 41-year-old blue stocking who can write on sex, death, and art with equivalent felicity.


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