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And about Fashion Week September 19, 2009

calvin-klein-grey-dress-186tp091809In a highly unlikely scenario, I have gone through an entire fashion week, without a single post on it. In fact, I went down to the tents to meet a fashion editor friend and while I didn’t have a ticket inside this year, just hanging out at the entrance, it all struck me as so much more subdued. Heck, you could even get chairs at the little Bryant Park outdoor cafe. That said, fashion is still fashion and I have a new favorite site for coverage: Stylist.com. This site has an edge and point of view that makes most traditional fashion sites (and you know who you are) look staid and tradition-bound. Stylist.com makes fashion fun again. And I know for a fact that the editors have been working thier little hearts out night and day to get the cheekiest coverage to you and there’s a whole week’s worth in the banks now. I especially like the blog. Check it out.

 

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 …

 

Spring 2010 NYC Fashion Week Preview September 4, 2009

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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.

 

Marc Jacobs / Louis Vuitton in Paris March 16, 2009

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louis-vuitton011Marc Jacobs did it up right for Louis Vuitton in Paris this season, with a celebratory mix of Paris meets harlequin.

See it here.

 

Karl Lagerfeld in Paris March 10, 2009

karl-lagerfeldI live each season for the Karl Lagerfeld show in Paris, and it never fails to amaze me. Never an imitator, always an originator, Karl marches to the beat of his own drum, in futuristic military style. See it here.

 

And on to Paris March 6, 2009

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gareth2So the let the last leg of the Fall ’09 collections begins with opening day in Paris. And as everyone know from “Devil Wears Prada,” Paris is it when it comes to the collections. See the Day 1 shows here.

 

Milan Shows: Back in Black March 1, 2009

2279gacarblkOkay, the fashionista in me is starting to stretch and yawn in waking. Maybe it’s spring nearing. I don’t know if it’s the recession/depression (ugh!) or the change in format from runway hooplah to presentation, but the New York fashion week was REALLY QUIET. But I’m starting to get inspired by the snowball effect of New York followed by London followed by Milan. And there nothing like The Sartorialist to give a girl a little street fashion kick. Wow, blazers and skinny jeans, big time. I do love that rock-n-roll glam look. And why do people always look so much prettier in Italy?

Get your sartorial inspiration from Milan here.

 

London Fashion Week Fall 2009 February 27, 2009

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snl_primary1Get a glimpse of the catwalks across the pond. Visit Style.com here.

 

Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear Carolina Herrera February 25, 2009

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carolineherrerraShe’s the designer’s designer, with her impeccable couture. And while there may be a recession, they’re keeping up appearances over at the House of Herrara. See it here.

 

Target’s Alex McQueen Party: Tonight, NYC and Free! February 14, 2009

Note: The real reason to go is to attend my colorist Laura’s boyfriend’s band gig here. Golden Pyramid is the B-52s of the 21st century!

target-steve-mcqueen-mcq-market-08The bi-annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City have always ushered in a few surprises. And this season is no different as the show kicked off this morning at Bryant Park. Splashed across the back page of The Daily – Front Row, the official trade paper of the show, was the announcement of a pop-up shop between British designer Alexander McQueen and discount retail giant Target. The pop-up store, named Target McQ Market, will offer exclusive items by the famed designer at affordable everyday prices. The store will only exist for 2 DAYS ONLY, starting tomorrow, February 14th, at Noon, till Sunday, February 15th. The store is located at the very Westside of Manhattan, in 330 West Street. If you are in the great New York City, you wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity. Editor Note: Knowing that many out-of-towners are in New York City this week, we have included a visual, step-by-step, walking direction to the storefront. Check it out after the jump. Target x Alexander McQueen – Target McQ Market 330 West Street | Map New York, NY 10014 Event Date: February 14th (Tomorrow!) – February 15th (Sunday) | Noon – 10 pm

For more info, click here.