Target is finally answering New York City's call and giving them a Target (even if its just a pop-up) for the season! 'target to go' is perfect for all your holiday shopping but the scene is sure to chaotic seeing as the already small store will only be open for two days. There will be two counters; you order at the first and pick it up at the second all wrapped and ready to go. How easy can it get? The best part being of course, Rodarte for Target will be available.
- there will also be making appearances in San Francisco and D.C.
- Zac Posen for Target is unleashed April 25th
- A Duet at Oscar De La Renta, by Barbra Walters, Sarah Jessica Parker, Betty Midler, and Oscar himself
- Victoria Beckham signing autographs - Bergdorf
- Isaac Mizrahi gave a lecture on fashion - Bergdorf
- André Leon Talley also speaking - Bergdorf
- My personal all-time crush Milo Ventimiglia - Bergdorf
- Zac Posen spray painting dresses on the models in the window - Bergdorf
- Mark Badgley and James Mischka signing autographs - Bergdorf
- Alright I can't write Bergdorfs anymore so Ill be refering to it as B.G.
- Manolo Blahnik autographing at B.G.
- My all time idols Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen serving cocktails (yes, actually serving them) - B.G.
- Lindsey Lohan Shopping - Bloomingdales (uptown one)
- Grace Coddington doing autographs - Bloomingdales
- Gwen Stephani autographing her perfume - Bloomingdales
- Rodarte designers - Barneys
- Jck McCulloug and Larenzo Hernandez (designers of Proenza Scholar) - Barneys
- Ruben and Isabel Toledo signing copies of their book - Barneys (and don't miss the FIT museum exhibit on Isabel Toldedo which is only open for another month)
- Charlize Theoron signing copies of her new Vogue cover issue, september 2009- Barneys
- Iman shopping - Christian Dior
- Camilla Belle looking so pretty at Ralph Lauren - Madison Ave.
- Model Bar Rafaeli at Ralph Lauren - Madison Ave.
- New designing duo Sienna and Savanah Miller at Intermix - Prince St.
- Rihanna wearing the SICKEST glasses ever at Intermix - Prince St.
- Michael Uri (Mark on Ugly Betty) at Prada - Broadway
- Kate Hudson at Stella McCartney signing Tee shirts.
- Taylor Momsen, who I usually like, looking particularly like she is trying hard to be sluty but ended up looking like she just got out bed and is seriously hung-over. and a new long hair style which seems to have not been brushed in day. Preforming at the TeenVogue fashion show
- Roberto Cavalli doing autographs at his own boutique
- Kenneth Cole playing the electric guitar at Kenneth Cole - 57th Street
- Lucy Lui shoppping at Alexander McQueen
- Tory Burch at Tory Burch - little west 12th street (how many times has that street name confused me)(there was also a little block party in front of the store)
- Nicky Hilton at Valentino
- Elie Tahari at Elie Tahari
- Francisco Costa (Calvin Klien designer) at Lord & Taylor
- Brooklyn Decker at the Rachel Rachel Roy pop-up store in Soho
- Graffiti artist at Rachel Rachel Roy, decorating the clothes, the store even had an old-fashioned ice cream tuck outside.
- Rachel Zoe at Armani/Ristorante
- Anna Wintour, EVERYWHERE - the 'ice queen' was seem at multiple stores all around the city. How she did all of that is beyond me. Just another reason why she is who I aspire to be.
Every season trends change, colors go out of style, people grow tired of past fads and move on to new ones. However, one item has truly passed the test of time, every season sense any of us can remember a form of this piece has always been considered in style. This timeless piece is the 'LBD' or the Little Black Dress. Almost every designer has had a version of it featured in their collections because buyers always feel safe buying them sense a customer can dress it UP or DOWN anyway they want to make it match what is 'in' in the industry. This particular A/W 2009-2010 season the little black dress has taken on a much more dramatic and darker (yes, the black dress just got darker) take showing that fashion really does reflect the times and can be a primary source for history. The LBD was first seen by masses when Audrey Hepburn wore one designed by Hurbert De Givenchy accessorized perfectly with a simple string of pearls in Breakfast at Tiffanys. However, even before that Gabrielle Coco Chanel introduced it in 1926 as a chic-est dress you could wear anywhere from cocktail parties to a day at work. In the '20s this was groundbreaking because not only could it be worn by all women but also it was the first time for a while black had been used for anything but mourning. Throughout the years the little black dress has be shortened, lengthened, cutout, accessorized, poufed, sashed, ripped, strapped, and so much more (even the color black has 42 different variations). My personal favorite LBD of the season is Lodices silk jersey dress which can be worn with almost everything.
Ever sense Prada opened their doors in Milan,Italy-1913 their ads have always been able to give something different and new to the fashion industry. This year the Italian fashion house has gone even farther with their recently launced A/W 2009-2010 ad for the accessory collection. This unique darker ad was shot by famed fashion photographer Steven Meisel, who in addition to working with American and Italian Vogue, has done all of the brand's ad campaigns sense 2004. This new accessory collection includes many trendy items such as luxe cutout boots as well as seemingly timeless quaint clutches and smart glasses. The ad features four models: Katlin Aas (who opens and closes for this seasons Prada shows), Julia Hafstrom, Kendra Spears (20-year who is supposed to be the main focus of the ad), and Ymre Stiekema. This ad is edgier than others including other ones previously shot by Steven Meisel for Prada because of its edgier take on the collection. It is shot with the girls posing as fisher women in 'black waters'. The black waters and boats as well as heavy dark makeup create a backdrop for the clothing and accessories so that they are able to stand out and look as dramatic as possible to the consumers. The ad also stands for the darker times of the economy right now featuring the products as a light in the dark. All in all the A/W 2009-2010 is a bit of everything we need for this coming season's in.
H&M may be best known for its low budget knockoffs, but he Swedish company has finally turned towards high fashion for their upcoming collections. These pieces will be making their debut in select stores for the Fall '09 collection. hundreds of as-yet-undisclosed pieces will be featuring bold shapes, '80s inspired layering, leather, and even lace. The collection is modeled by the french born internationaly rising star Sigrid Agren. Recently H&M has also been reaching out to a broader client base in the fashion world. H&M does this by teaming up with well known designers to create limited time only lines at the prices their current customers are able to afford, even in times when the economy is as awful as it is right now. Previous collaborations H&M had with designers have included: Matthew Wiliamson, Karl Lagerfeld (designer of Chanel, Fendi, and Karl Lagerfeld), Roberto Cavalli, Voktor &Rolf, Madonna, Stella McCartney, and Comme Des Garcons. Their most recent and exciting collaboration is with famed shoe designer Jimmy Choo. Jimmy Choo (real name: Jimmy Chow) got his start in 1988 when VOGUE did an eight-page spread on the designer and his high-quality shoes. Jimmy Choo shoes are normally $500-$1000 and up, but the designers H&M line (which is not actually designed by Choo -he is now retired but he still represents the brand) will feature 12 different styles of shoes with prices ranging from $55- $138 and bags who's average price is $276. The line is described to be "a fun accessible flash for a moment in time". I am already looking forward to shopping for my fall pieces even we are still is summer.
My favorite: (the one on the right)
- Caroline Mason
- Caroline Mason: 21. Native New Yorker (and one time North Carolinian). Assistant to Derek Blasberg. Just a girl who is OCD about all things fashion, drinks way too much coffee, and has an affinity for late night talk shows and travel books. FIT class of 2016. Previously with Karla Otto PR, Lori Goldstein and Lester Garcia.
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