The stage was set for high drama at Carolina Herrera with classical music softly filling the grand tent of Lincoln Center and bright red backdrops drawing your eye to the runway entrance.
In 2003, I bought a pair of Catherine Malandrino black pants ruched below the knee with built-in boot covers from her NY Canyon collection at Century 21. I felt like a badass.
Do I make incorrect assumptions about the people I see sporting Madewell or Chanel on the street or am I playing into the systems of wealth and appearance that I am trying to critique?!
The industry is in a sublime state of flux. What's happening? Is it art? Is it commerce? Is it merely a red-carpet costume? Is Victoria's Secret really a fashion show? It's all of that!
I've found one place that would make me think twice about becoming a model (if, of course, I was a foot taller and coordinated enough to stomp down the runway in those monster heels) -- Modellounge x Microsoft.
I've been thinking a lot about how many months in advance we start working (six) and how many people are involved behind the scenes (too many to count) to produce a one hour presentation of the collection to editors and buyers.
I manage New York Fashion Week the same way I manage the rest of my life: with lots of advance preparation.
These past few weeks have been filled with fittings, fabric decisions, model castings, music selection, set design, hair and makeup tests, and interviews. I'm involved in every aspect of the show, which can be grueling but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I woke up this morning in a daze, hitting the snooze button at least three times. Fashion week was less than two weeks away and reality was finally starting to sink in.
Don't get me wrong, I value youth, but after many years on this earth (and lots of late nights), I absolutely adore the wisdom and experience gained from getting older.
If Neiman Marcus can partner with Target and designers are beating down the doors to H&M, then will the fashion snobs follow suit by opening their minds to a more supportive and even collaborative society?
With all of the new fall styles of boots and booties available this fall it is important to make sure your feet are properly manicured and supported. Blisters in the back of the heel, corns on top of the toes, ingrown toenails and arch cramps can come back to haunt you again.
We all know her from her ancestry, her denim and her handsome son Anderson, but her art is something that has given Gloria great happiness for most of her life.
Social media platforms such as Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and even fashion blogs are responsible for a major shift in authenticity within the street style sphere.
Out of the door at 7:30 a.m. meant my hair was limp and clothes creased, but I felt brainy, busy and bright in my glasses. Looking round at the shows too, my guess is I am not the only one faking it.
When I tell you that the Charlotte Ronson Spring/Summer 2013 collection was "completely wearable," it's because I'd like nothing more than to fill my closet with the chic, edgy and unique designs that could take me from the office to out on the town.