Update. Where in the World is Nina Garcia?

May 1, 2008 • Fashion


According to WWD, Nina Garcia is judging a design contest for the best-dressed birth control case between gigs. Yaz birth control is unveiling its "Step Up and Go Beyond" contest. The
contest, a partnership with nonprofit group Step Up Women’s Network and
Bayer HealthCare Pharamaceuticals, calls on "designer hopefuls
everywhere to submit contemporary and fashionable packaging concepts
for the oral contraceptive." The winner will receive $10,000.

Nice work if you can get it, but package design, really? According to Garcia’s quotes in the
release, the package is like a designer wallet. "We’re taking an iconic
accessory — the birth control case — and asking aspiring designers to
take a shot at redesigning it into a chic, more sophisticated carrying
case that they could slip into their purses," said Garcia.

Rumor Mill: Fashion insiders were buzzing at spotting Garcia exiting the
Hearst Tower, causing some to wonder if she was interviewing for a job
at Harper’s Bazaar. A spokeswoman for the magazine said: "The editors
of Harper’s Bazaar really like and respect Nina, but she was not here
to meet with them."

Source: WWD

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