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Interview with Crosby/PR Couture on Final Fashion (via Final Fashion)

  • PR Couture is the only website of its kind that I know of.  Crosby Noricks, a publicist and educator, has managed to bridge the gap between fashion blogging and fashion PR.  The site is a bit like a trade magazine - informative and entertaining.

One man's work to change our definition of beauty (via

  • Barry's conducting research at Harvard he thinks could reshape the modeling industry and the way that companies market products to female consumers around the world.

Meanwhile, confusing mixed messages at Miss California persist (via FoxNews)

  • Shanna Moakler, the co-executive director of the Miss California Organization says her group paid for Miss California Carrie Prejean’s breast implants before the Miss USA pageant earlier this month.

LA Fashion Week sets a date for Spring 2010 shows (via The Daily Style Scout)

  • The Spring 2010 run of Los Angeles Fashion Week is scheduled to take place Oct. 9–20, as decided in a meeting with the mayor’s fashion-coordinating council, including several fashion-event producers, designers, wholesale-showroom representatives and other members of the industry

Making news (out of nothing at all) (via The Bad Pitch Blog)

  • Today's drama is news-like. Today's news is pure drama. Not only is nothing out of bounds now, what could be beyond the scope of news after the feeding frenzy that has resulted from Michelle Obama being an attractive woman with toned arms?

Fashion and Dress in Academia (The Ithacan Online) You can read the entire article referenced in the Ithacan article on author Rachel Toor's blog

  • In an April article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Rachel Toor, assistant professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University, found that most academics appear uninterested in fashion and trends. They feel that to be taken seriously, they must dress formally.

About the author: Crosby Noricks

Known as the "fashion publicist's most powerful accessory," (SD-UT) and the "West Coast 'It' girl of fashion PR," (YFS Magazine) Crosby Noricks is a brand strategist, author and founder of PR Couture. Crosby was included in the iMedia 25 Class of 2012 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, and enjoys helping fashion and lifestyle brands connect with their audiences in meaningful and creative ways.

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Meet Crosby Noricks

Hi. I'm Crosby, Founder of PR Couture, Fashion Brand Strategist and PR Girl Mentor. I care about supporting and celebrating fashion publicists as well as helping companies connect with their audiences in more meaningful ways. Recently, iMedia included me in their annual list of 25 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, along with people from Starbucks, Twitter and Volkswagon, which I think is pretty neat. Like Elle Woods, I am a Gemini-vegetarian (that's about where the similarities end). Let's connect: Check out my full bio, Brand Elixir sessions for brands or shoot me a note at