Athena Magazine

Fashion, lifestyle, passions

DIY Designer: Find your sewing friends online September 11, 2009

plusRead the newest DIY Designer column to find a readymade circle of online sewing friends:

http://www.stylelist.com/blog/2009/09/08/diy-design-your-virtual-sewing-circle/

 

No invites for Fashion Week? Try these … September 9, 2009

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Just as we were dithering about what to do, Newsday.com comes up with solutions:

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – that very exclusive, invitation-only (sorry, you’re soooo not invited) fashion takeover of New York City – kicks off Thursday morning. But, don’t feel left out, because Thursday evening it’s “Fashion’s Night Out,” an open-to-the-public fashion invasion of epic proportions. Starting around 6, with most participating stores open until 11 p.m., think celebrities, designer appearances (Oscar de la Renta sings at his Madison Avenue store), free stuff, lessons (cha-cha at Kate Spade?) and all-around wacky happenings (ping-pong with Stuart Weitzman). More than 700 retailers in the metro area are participating, along with events in other fashion capitals around the world. …

Read all about the free Fashion Week events …

 

Fashionista Must: The September Issue September 6, 2009

septissue_largeConde Nast once called me to interview for a fact-checker position at Vogue. I turned it down, declaring indignantly that I was an editor, not a lowly miserable factchecker for Vogue, a punching bag for staff editors. This, of course, was in the 1990s, long before The Devil Wears Prada and now The September Issue. Really, if I had played my cards right, I could have written Devil before that writer had finished fifth grade, and better, I like to think, hah!

I wouldn’t turn that job down now, if only to be inside the citadel doors; I imagined at the time that I had much bigger fish to fry than to get sidetracked into Vogue factcheckerdom. But since I was too foolish to leap at an opportunity to work at Vogue when Conde Nast called, I can just go see The September Issue, an almost frightening insider documentary based on the production of the September 2007 Vogue, the biggest ever.

Now playing in New York theaters and opening in Los Angeles and other select theaters around the country on September 11th. Learn more about The September Issue here …

 

Project Runway Episode 3 wrapup: Mitchell gets the boot! September 4, 2009

Mitchell-hoverRead all the workroom drama in this beachwear/avant-garde challenge (really!).  Go here …

 

Spring 2010 NYC Fashion Week Preview

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fashionweekgagaWhile athletic others may be eyeing U.S. Open previews, the fashionista-minded are panting for a Spring 2010 Fashion Week they can all but taste. Get the scoop on Fashion Week previews here.

 

Interview with Matthew Williamson on HauteMimi August 24, 2009

Check out what one of my fave designers has to say on HauteMimi:

MatthewW011GT: What was the initial inspiration for the new Autumn Winter Collection?
MW:
This season I wanted to continue the two key themes of shape and texture from my Pre Fall 09 collection. The silhouette is fairly extreme, with the oversized outerwear and knitwear balancing out with nipped tulip skirted dresses and long lean trouser shapes. The waistline in particular is defined by strong tailored lines, wide heavily beaded belts or simply by the considered placement of the prints. The ‘power’ shoulder has also returned for Winter, particularly in seen in the zig zag wool weave, where the chevron curved seams emphasis the strong lines.

Read more …

 

Get the scoop on Project Runway’s Season 6 kickoff August 21, 2009

projectProject Runway, now living in L.A., was off to a fashionable start last night with Season 6’s 16 new designers. Find out who made the cut and the surprising upset here: http://www.stylelist.com/blog/2009/08/21/project-runway-season-6-kicks-off-with-strong-and-quirky-desig/

 

Yeah! Valentino the Last Emperor available for DVD preorder August 18, 2009

For those of you who have worn your Devil Wears Prada DVDs thin, rewinding and mouthing your favorite lines, your replacement is here: “Valentino the Last Emperor” is available for preorder on DVD.

valtinoPRE-ORDER YOUR DVD TODAY
You’ve seen ‘Valentino The Last Emperor’ in theaters, NOW OWN IT on DVD or Blu-ray! Scheduled to be released on September 8, the DVD and Blu-ray are already available for PRE-ORDER in the U.S. and Canada.
Buy it now at http://www.valentinomovie.com

46 MINUTES OF BONUS MATERIAL
In addition to the original feature-length film, the disks include THREE MINI-FEATURES covering the unique world of haute couture and the unmatched highlife of Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti.
Watch an exclusive preview at http://www.valentinomovie.com/#dvd

 

New Digital mag from The Fashion Birdcage August 13, 2009

insaneThe wonderful fashion maven Enkha from Australia has a new digital fashion mag. It’s fabulous, darlings. Check it out!

There are huge changes going on @ TFB … firstly, we are launching our very first exciting bi-monthly online magazine issue  during the first week in August.  We will be continuing with the blog, naturally, but you will be required to click on THE FASHION BIRDCAGE IMAGE on the BLOG page, and it will redirect you to our blog’s new home. Read more …

Read Ehka’s blog.

 

Valentino movie takes Midwest by storm, still going strong July 19, 2009

A wonderful note about the success of the Valentino movie, but what touched me was that it opened in both Columbia, Mo., and Des Moines, Iowa, two small Midwestern cities I once inhabited. Brava, Columbia and Des Moines!

valentinoDear Friends & Fans,

After a very strong first weekend in CANADA, we are happy to announce that we’re adding more screens in TORONTO (now also at AMC Winston Churchill and AMC Kennedy Commons) and MONTREAL (now also at Cinema Fortune Cavendish). Check the full listing of all 7 theaters on our website.

In the U.S., while still going strong in NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES after almost 4 months, Valentino continues to fill art houses around the country: This week WILTON, NH, and COLUMBIA, MO, are added to the list. And IOWANS, who so boldly embraced gay marriage a few months ago, can rush to the Varsity Theater in DES MOINES to learn a few lessons about longevity in relationships from the Italian couturier!

And that’s not all! We have a great program for the rest of the summer, which includes engagements in LAS VEGAS, MARTHA’S VINEYARD, THE VILLAGES in FLORIDA, ORLANDO, ESTERO, TEMPE, SACO, ELLSWORTH and return engagements to PALM SPRINGS and CHICAGO. See the list of all upcoming cities below or at http://www.valentinomovie.com.

Have a great weekend!

“What is the difference between good style and trash?
Darling, I have no idea!” -Joan Collins

The Valentino Team