I've seen almost all of the shows from fashion week and even though Moschimo cheap & chic didn't have the absolute best pieces, they had such a great feel to their show. Its was so feminine and fun it reminded me of cotton candy! Lately, I've been more of a ripped leggings as pants, leather jacket, and blazer kind of girl but I will be rethinking that look for Springtime as I shop the racks of Polyvore and net a porter!
January Jones was my wearing my favorite dress of the night, because of how trendy/futuristic the bodice was but how the skirt train was just so elegant and looked amazing on her as she walked. This dress was Atelier Versace.
Actually, I think I just changed my mind for the 15th time on which dress is my favorite. Leighton Meester, one of my all time favorite celebrities, I nearly die every time I meet her (she films Gossip Girl a lot near where I used to go to school). This dress looks so great on her! The Pleating is fabulous, the neckline is such a good length for her (unlike some other Gossip Girl star who took the 'plunge' way to far) and the different proportions and dark makeup bring just the right amount of edge to this Bottega Veneta dress to balance out the Blair Waldorf (who's closet I am also a fan of) and bring us that Leighton style we all love!
*Overall though, I must say I was rather disapointed with the night. The night seemed to drag on with Neil Patrick Harris as host and very few people willing to take fashion risks.
Its finally that time of year, when the September shows are starting and everyone (well me) gets that amazing feeling of excitement and intrigue as you see the gorgeous new clothing being strut down the runway on impossibly perfect girls. This the shows at New York fashion week are the last as the iconic Bryant Park tents work their final season! The shows will be moved to another park near Lincoln Center where there is more space available and more rooms for designers to hold pre/post show parties. September is the month where literally thousands of stylish, important, fashionistas fly around the world to all the different shows at the fashion capitals of the world: New York, Paris, Milan, and London. I am so looking forward to seeing all the exciting new options for Sprint 2010!
Thursday night, as we all know, was Fashion's Night Out. F.N.O. was something that Anna Wintour had come up with as a way to boost fashions economy (helping Vogue in the long run of course) in these so called hard time. The night will deffenitly go down in fashion's history- if only for the fact that it is the largest shopping even in New York ever. Although stores were open until 11 PM, you could never have had the chance to hit all of the one you wanted to stop at and because there was just so much going on everywhere! Some people have been asking what is so special about it.
Well, more like what WASN'T special about it! Designers were coming up with special one night only limited edition designs, there were celebrities galore - shopping, meeting, signing, and even cooking. So what exactly did you miss if you weren't there? Well:
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
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.
So what did people where to Fashion's Night Out? Not the official Tee shirt of course (which I pretty much live in right now) which was available prior to the event in stores all around New York and online. A percent of the proceeds from the Shirt go to the National September 11th Memorial. Most shoppers, designers, and models wore their own cocktail party-approved outfits:
Inside Girl: Flan Flood is pretty much living my (an many other girls') dream life. Living pretty much alone in her West Village Town House able to anything she feels like doing, she is partially famous, has 2 best school friends, tons of famous friends, one of whom is living across the street, enough money and connections to get anything that she wants, and the perfect boyfriend. But she is still down-to-earth and not one of those people where are so stuck-up you just want to throw your book out the window.
The A-List: Hollywood Royalty: I never really got into the first A-list series, there were just too many people to keep track of which one which was hooking up with plus I just couldn't find the need to care. But this new series by Zoey Dean is actually really good. Basically there's this good, JoJo who is from Sacramento but when her Dad's (plural) decide to move to Iceland, JoJo doesn't want to go. So the Dad's send her off to her birth parents who just happen to live in L.A. and just happen to be the Brangelina of fiction. When JoJo enrolls in BHH (Beverly Hills High) her new sister does everything she can to make sure JoJo stays on the bottom of the social ladder.
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.