Fashion PR Fridays: PR, Marketing & Social Media News 8.24.12

Will we truly begin to see men rocking floral prints? Check out this trend report by Pattern Bank (via WeConnectFashion)

Vespa launches La Vespa Vita,  its own socially-integrated content hub, “a community-powered digital lifestyle magazine,” if you will.  And now I want one more than ever (via Vespa)

Only two fashion designers made Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women List. Can you guess you they are? (via StyleIte)

SoundGecko is a free new Web app that converts just about any written text to speech (via Pure Wow)

Have you considered taking a social media hiatus? Abby Kerr did. This is what happened (via Abby Kerr)

Get the latest on what to expect during Fashion Week (including Betsey’s greatest hits – I’ll dance to that!) (via Fashionista)

Did you know Bust Magazine is working on a fashion blogger issue? Make note of some of their favorites (via Bust Magazine)

Brilliant! Check out this piece on an internship at Lucky magazine, from both the intern and EIC point of view! (via Tory Burch)

It’s always a good idea to freshen up on the basics of media training (via PR Newser)

Employers: Are you prepared for Gen Y? If you are Gen Y – do you agree with this article? (via WSJ)

Favorite Fashion Videos

Finds From Around The Globe by StyleLikeU from StyleLikeU on Vimeo

Dawn Goldworm – The Scent of Colours from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo.

About This Author

Known as the “fashion publicist’s most powerful accessory,” (San Diego Union-Tribune) and the “West Coast ‘It’ girl of fashion PR,” (YFS Magazine) Crosby Noricks put fashion public relations on the digital map when she launched PR Couture in 2006. She is the author of Ready to Launch: The PR Couture Guide to Breaking into Fashion PR, available on Amazon. Crosby spends her time managing PR Couture and mentoring fashion publicists through PRISM and Instappable, as well as the biannual NYC workshop, Fashion PR Confidential. Occasionally, she opens up limited consulting spots for emerging brands through her signature offering, The Brand Elixir.