1. 'Full-Time Freelance' Is Just the Industry Standard: David Tamarkin, the site editor at Epicurious, a Condé Nast food publication, tweeted out a job posting for a “full-time freelance” editorial assistant, meaning the person filling the job would work 40 hours a week and perform the duties of a full-time employee, without any of the benefits and perks. If that situation sounds shitty, that’s because it is. But it’s also basically the industry standard across nearly every major media organization. – Read More on Splinter
2. Will success spoil Diet Prada? With a following of 1 million and an influx of advertising, paired with a penchant for playing favorites and a need to constantly put out next content (and fast), Diet Prada is losing its status of “watch dog.” – Read More on the NY Times
3. Are luxury brands missing an opportunity in the Philippines? Operating in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines comes with political risks that have kept many luxury brands away. But with a growing middle class, steady economic growth and plans to grow Chinese tourism, it may be time for fashion to reconsider. – Read More on Vogue Business
4. A first look at Hudson Yards, NYC’s new $25 billion neighborhood: Hudson Yards, the world’s largest private real estate development, opens in New York City Friday. Here, 28 acres of office spaces, retail, gourmet food, an outdoor plaza, an arts nonprofit, and a structure intended to be “New York’s Eiffel Tower” co-exist with residential buildings and, eventually, a public school, all atop an active rail yard on the city’s West Side. – Read More on Fast Co.
5. Here's how the trade war could lead to a boom in counterfeit goods: As the trade war between the U.S. and China has continued to heat up, Chinese nationals potentially could turn to a surprising way around tariffs: increasing the number of counterfeit goods, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. – Read More on CNBC