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Project Runway: Logan is out—Get last week’s show dish before tomorrow’s episode November 5, 2009

loganWe know he needed to go a while back and was just riding on his looks and sweet nature—and we’ll miss both but not the designs. Read more here on Episode 10.

 

Project Runway Episode 8: Epperson is out October 15, 2009

Catch up on last week’s episode, a bad wedding dress gone worse.project Click here.

 

Designers get the blues as Louise leaves October 5, 2009

projectLouise is out, out, out, sadly, and there are only nine little designers left … catch up on Episode 7 here.

 

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.

 

Sewing musts: How to cut out a pattern September 17, 2009

plusFind all sorts of great resources on how to cut out a pattern in the latest DIY Design column. Discover here.

 

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 …

 

Barney’s Warehouse sale this weekend in NYC (through Sept. 7) September 5, 2009

NY_03Walk, don’t run to the Barney’s Warehouse sale at 17th btw Sixth and Seventh Avenues. You’ll find Valentino, Burberry, Armani, Givenchy and more at prices up to 75% off. Find it here!

  • Survival tips:
  • Bring only your purse and enter via the downstairs men’s department so that you can bypass the bag check line!
  • Wear leggings and a close-fitting shirt so that you can try on in any aisle without stripping down (the dressing area is a tiny cramped vortex of naked women and flying couture—once you enter you may never get out.)
  • Use the mirrors in the men’s department and pay down there, too. It’s cooler and more civilized. (No man would ever survive the pandemonium of the upstairs women’s department at the Warehouse Sale.)