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 »
The spring 2011 collections are now showing at New York Fashion Week and, according to designer Richard Chai, barely-there sheer shirts and über shellacked hair are all the rage! [9/9/10, NYC] Keep reading »
Drama may ensue during New York’s upcoming fashion week. Because the IMG Fashion event changed venues this year from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, a contractual mess has occurred between IMG and Lincoln Center’s theatrical labor employee union, which is normally granted work contracts to oversee events on the entire campus. Reports the Wall Street Journal, “Certain events occurring under the umbrella of New York Fashion Week will take place in Lincoln Center facilities that require the use of union labor, and those events will comply with the lease terms of those facilities, according to a person familiar with the matter”; however, there is a slight disagreement because some of the tents will be erected on the plaza (outside) and not in Lincoln Center’s buildings, which may allow IMG to hire others to help oversee and produce the event. The union wants to be the sole labor provider for NY Fashion Week, and if an agreement is not reached, they are considering a protest complete with leafleting and picket lines. Drama! Let’s hope this gets worked out quickly as the week’s September 9 start is just around the corner. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »
Big news for the world of high fashion: OneStopPlus.com, an online retailer of plus-size fashions, is going to present the first ever plus-size runway show during New York’s Fall Fashion Week. Though the show is not directly aligned with IMG Fashion Week, it will take place in one of the buildings at Lincoln Center, where NYFW is being held. Participating designers include Avenue, Jessica London, Women Within, Ellos and La Redoute, while Lizzie Miller (who made headlines as a nude model in Glamour) and Toccara Jones (from “America’s Next Top Model”) will be among the models strutting their stuff. Keep reading »
The Atlantic website just posted this beautiful video from Diana Eng‘s fashion show at last February’s New York Fashion Week. You may remember Eng as the technology-obsessed designer from the second season of “Project Runway.” Now she’s known (at least according to Wikipedia) for having popularized the term “fashion nerd.” Her collection featured garments outfitted with microphones, LED lights, and interactive components: “Off the runway, the dress’ microphones can pick up sounds from the wearer’s voice: when she speaks, she lights up in true diva style.” While we’ve certainly covered the intersection of fashion and technology here before, it’s not always this beautiful. [The Atlantic] Keep reading »