Last night was the eve of the official New York Fashion Week kickoff, and the American Foundation for AIDS Research’s Annual New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street was the place to see and be seen — that is, if you’re an A-list model, celebrity, entrepreneur, or fashionista. The yearly event, hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker, raises money for — you guessed it — AIDS research, prevention, and education. This year’s reception honored the work of Roberto Cavalli. With this many fashion heavy-hitters in one place, there’s bound to be some serious outfit trauma, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the good far outweighed the bad. There were so many amazing looks last night, but there was also some bad, and then … the very, very meh. And yes, if you were wondering, Heidi Klum is still wearing her ring.
La Lohan is at it again, and for real this time, she is bumming me out. Earlier this week, we saw some Terry Richardson-shot photos of her with massively blown-out pupils and a wonky eye situation, and last night she was out and about for the New York Fashion Week amFAR Gala and … let’s just say she makes Courtney Love in her heroin-addled prime look like Kate Middleton. As a Lindsay fan from way back (weren’t we all?), I’ve always crossed my fingers that this once-beautiful, talented girl would pull it together, but I’m starting to think it’s time for me to let her go.
Model-turned-filmmaker Sara Ziff created a documentary on what life is like behind the scenes in the modeling industry, “Picture Me.” This week, she’s shooting behind the catwalk curtain at New York Fashion Week to make a mini-doc for New York‘s The Cut blog. In this first installment, Ziff talks to girls about age and modeling. Suffice to say, in this business, if you started at 14, you’re DOA at 25. [The Cut] Keep reading »
If you love following New York Fashion Week, but you’re more interested in seeing what the women on the streets and sidewalks outside the shows are wearing than what the models are wearing on the catwalks, make sure to follow Jak & Jil fashion photographer blogger Tommy Ton’s street chic shots on Style.com. New photos are added daily, all featuring the ladies in their chicest shoes, best-assembled accessories, and, this season, loads and loads of denim. Actually, we think we prefer these girls to the supers. [Style.com] Keep reading »
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is packed with inspirational runway shows and enviable front-row outfits. Safe to say, this is a week where everyone involved is spending a lot of time in their closets. So to celebrate the fun, we’re sharing a few of our favorite designer closets, courtesy of ELLE DECOR! Check out these closets of the famous and fashionable. Read more … Keep reading »