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FNO 2011

Tomorrow is the glorious (read: glitzy, but crowded as all get-out) Fashion’s Night Out.  In cities from NYC to KOP (i.e. King of Prussia, aka random Philly suburb), the beautiful people will be lining up to see and be seen by other beautiful people and possibly rub elbows or more with actual celebrities.  Anything going on in your area?  Check the schedule to map out your night.   Can’t make it there?  Buy some swag to make it look like you were – check out the goods like this:

Or perhaps this:

Bonus – sales benefit the NYC AIDS Fund in the Community Trust.

My fantasy itinerary would include a stop at 3.1 Phillip Lim for their “Girls on Bikes” stand.  Then, a pause at Saks to catch a glimpse of Tilda Swinton and Waris Ahluwalia, as well as the Rebecca Minkoff festivities with The Man Repeller (love her).  I’d get a sugar rush and a portrait at Band of Outsiders for Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel (portraits sketched onto tote bags and free Momofuku Milk Bar cookie with purchase)!

Anyone planning to join the rush tomorrow?  Where are you/would you want to go ?

 

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Fashion’s Night Out Blues

No, I’m not sad about the fact that I won’t be making it up to NYC on September 8th for the annual Fashion’s Night Out.  While I think it would be a great time and awesome people watching, the crowds are bound to be insane.

Instead, I speak of the beautiful cobalt items that weaved through Vogue’s 100 under $100 falls picks – some from the FNO participants.  With fall upon us, this deep jewel tone just calls me.

See the rest of the Vogue picks here.

Will you be braving the crowds for a glimpse of some of the fashion world’s superstars?  Or will you, like me, simply peruse the blogs on September 9th for shots of the scenery?

Alexander McQueen Resort 2012

I am in a New York and McQueen state of mind.  After weeks of drooling over the online photos, I am finally going to see the Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Met.  Weekends have been hectic with friends’ weddings and other commitments, but I am taking this Sunday for myself and McQueen.

In anticipation, I perused the Resort 2012 collection.  A few of my favorites:

While Sarah Burton’s McQueen is slightly softer around the edges and perhaps less theatrical, it’s no less powerful.  This collection is pitch perfect for my style, if only I could afford it!  It balances on the knife’s edge of feminine, never tipping into frou frou.  If my husband and I ever decide to renew our vows, I can guarantee I will be wearing that white dress.

I am not the best photographer and my husband who has the artist’s touch with a camera is out of town in London – yes, I am jealous, my weekend trip was not nearly enough time to soak in that city.  However, I will see what I can do with the camera at the exhibit and post anything that happens to be decent.  Has anyone else gone to the “Savage Beauty” exhibit?

 

3 Weeks and Counting…

In exactly 3 weeks NYC Fashion Week begins!  I luuurve fashion week not only for all the runway shows, but also because of all the street photography of the attendees and the models rushing between shows.

This year, I have the rare opportunity, rare for me anyway, of being both close to NYC and having lots of free time.  So, I think that I will try to make it up for at least a day or two and simply hang out near the Lincoln Center and people watch.  I hope to catch a glimpse of:

(photo credit: Citizen Couture)

Or, maybe:

(photo credit: Getty Images)

Or, if I wait long enough, and am lucky, then maybe even:

(photo credit: Vogue.com)

If you want to look at the schedule for the shows, check out: http://newyork.mbfashionweek.com/.  I think, regardless of whether or not I end up sitting outside the Lincoln Center, I will make it to Fashion’s Night Out on September 10th.  The online schedule is fantastic and can tell you which stores are participating in which neighborhoods.  Last year Marc Jacobs was on the scene making the rounds between his two stores.  It sounds like a great time – I love a good street party!

Anyone actually going to the shows?  Do tell!

Michelle Williams takes a short cut

These new photos of Michelle Williams out and about in NYC with her new spring haircut are not helping me in my endeavor to grow out my hair.

Shorter and blonder suit her so well.  She obviously looks fantastic with long hair, but I think this cut looks incredibly natural with her face and style.  She’s even rocking the jean jacket look I have been spying everywhere.

Seriously though, she and Ginnifer Goodwin are conspiring to make me undo all the months of patiently putting up with hair that doesn’t do what I want it to in hopes that it will get past my shoulders and behave.

Fashion Industry Heads to Capitol Hill

New York’s Garment District has been the heart of the United States’ fashion industry since the mid 1800s.  Unfortunately, due to economic pressures and zoning changes it is on the decline.  Anna Sui and Nanette Lepore have spearheaded efforts to revive the district with their ‘Save the Garment Center‘ campaign.

A recent development that may help their efforts is the approval of a congressional caucus devoted to the fashion industry – the Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus.  Unsurprisingly, the Representatives who will chair the caucus are from New York and California.  This caucus will lend both visibility and voice to the fashion industry and hopefully ensure that the concerns that plague the industry and contribute to its declining physical presence in the U.S. will be addressed.

Fashion Industry Makes a Move to Capital Hill

New York’s Garment District has been the heart of the United States’ fashion industry since the mid 1800s.  Unfortunately, due to economic pressures and zoning changes it is on the decline.  Anna Sui and Nanette Lepore have spearheaded efforts to revive the district with their ‘Save the Garment Center‘ campaign.

A recent development that may help their efforts is the approval of a congressional caucus devoted to the fashion industry – the Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus.  Unsurprisingly, the Representatives who will chair the caucus are from New York and California.  This caucus will lend both visibility and voice to the fashion industry and hopefully ensure that the concerns that plague the industry and contribute to its declining physical presence in the U.S. will be addressed.