There’s no doubt that Fashion’s Night Out was a huge social success (just ask our hangovers the next morning). But with all the hype, celebs, and cool parties, it’s been easy to forget the event’s intent—Anna Wintour‘s mission to help save the ailing industry through a night of fashion and spending.
So, did FNO do its job? Conclusive revenue reports from stores and the designers themselves have yet to be revealed, although WWD reports:
ShopperTrak reported Fashion’s Night Out spurred a 3.4 percent nationwide traffic increase in apparel and accessories stores, with nearly a 50 percent rise in Manhattan… “Our traffic data proves Fashion’s Night Out was a very successful event for those retailers in the apparel and accessories segment,’” said Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak.
Yet, throughout the evening, we can’t say we saw anyone buying—the hectic and crowded atmosphere definitely didn’t communicate a purchasing vibe. Keep reading »
Step off, bitches. The man in the halter, polka-dot baby romper and oversized bucket hat is mine. [Thom Browne Spring 2010 show, NYC, 9/13/09] Keep reading »
If you’ve ever heard someone’s snicker followed by a mumbled “… yeah like rabbits” and rolled your eyes, well, roll your eyes no more. At first glance this Bunny Sutra Watch looks like another snazzy Swatch watch to add to your collection. Upon investigation, you’ll find that these cute and cuddly bunnies aren’t so innocent – they’re engaging in some rather interesting positions. Trust us: You will definitely know what time it is from now on. The only snag is that after its massive sellout on the Swatch site you may have to do a bit of surfing to find a good deal. Here’s one to get you started. [$190, SwatchAndBeyond.com] Keep reading »
Tori Spelling and supermodel Veronica Webb appear to be watching two different shows from the front row at Christian Siriano this weekend. [NYC, 9/12/09] Keep reading »
Despite how hectic our Fashion Week schedules are around here, we had a chance to pop by the Persona magazine launch party and run into Kanye West (of course), music-and-more mogul Russell Simmons, kooky supermodel Janice Dickinson, and, of course, cover model of the new issue, Amber Rose. How gorgeous is Miss Rose in person? Ridiculously so. Who else could get away with that controversial hairdo? And while her skintight silver jumpsuit was superhero chic, the Marilyn Manson-esque eyeballs she was sporting were a tad too high concept for us. But judging from all the Kanye/Amber PDA going on between those two, he is totally into them. So there you have it. Check out Persona here. Keep reading »
Barbara Bush‘s boring outfit appears to match her mood at the Lela Rose Spring 2010 fashion show. [NYC, 9/13/09] Keep reading »
Never have we wanted to be tied up so badly than after seeing this phenomenal hairstyle from Rebecca Taylor‘s Spring 2010 runway show. It breaks our heart to find out that the hairstyle, designed by Rodney Cutler of Cutler Salon, pretty much requires professional assistance (apparently three professionals), and most of the bows were in fact pre-made pieces (see our “Cute Crap I Wanna Put On My Head” post for similar). Cutler, however, must have anticipated the real-girl desire for new style as he was prepared with an alternative: “If you can’t do a bow on yourself, do a twisty bun in back and turn it on its side do you can fan out some of the hair for the same effect.” Cutler suggests a middle part, but we think a deep side part would really rock the style out. [Stylelist, Glam.com] Keep reading »
Before model-turned-designer Erin Wasson’s show on Friday night, we spoke with Charlotte Willer, global makeup artist for Maybelline New York, about the dusty, desert-inspired makeup the models sported. Willer wanted the makeup to reflect “this cool girl, a fashion icon who’s been in the desert all day.” So, if a cool girl/fashion icon like Wasson spends all day in the desert, what does she look like? She’s wearing tons of black eyeliner, and her face is caked with dirt. Keep reading »