Grace Atwood, of the uber fabulous blog Stripes And Sequins, is one of the most talented and hardworking women I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I met Grace a while back at a Rebecca Minkoff Girls’ Night Out event, and we quickly became besties. From the outside, her life seems perfect, she juggles work (she holds the position of Director of Social Media at Bauble Bar), her blog, and her personal life like a pro, and still seems finds time to have some fun. She brilliantly comes up with DIY projects that her readers devour, and brands line up to work with the maven. I sat down with the influencer to discuss her career path, her favorite NYC spots, and her must have beauty products.
Beginning in spring, Nordstrom will host pop-up shops in six locations featuring CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund finalists. Expanding their exposure to a wider audience, these pop-up shops will remain open through May.
If you’re not trying to shop hop all across the city tonight, our best bet for you is Saks Fifth Avenue. They’ve mastered the art of Fashion’s Night Out and have filled a roster of incredible activities and meet-n-greets. What we’re most excited for? Um, meeting Oscar de la Renta, hello! You can play ping pong with the guys of NumberLab and Bespoken, and meet a few more of our favorite independent designers that will be happy to chat you up! We’re also pretty jazzed about our favorite Gleek, Darren Criss being there signing Vogue September Issues. Know the designers when you meet them with out quick cheat sheet, and make Saks your FNO playground all evening long. (Full schedule ahead)
You already know not to miss Thom Browne, Alex Wang, Proenza Schouler and Marc Jacobs. But did you know about these 5 blazing young talents? The new garde of New York Fashion Week is coming. Aim and fire at any fashion frenemies you have and win yourself a seat. These five designers are about to blow up.
Anna Wintour and co. will return to SoHo’s Skylight Studio on November 13 to crown this year’s winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Well, you can’t win ‘em all. Sarah Burton‘s wedding dress for the Duchess of Cambridge and Alexander McQueen‘s Savage Beauty exhibit had to take a backseat at the 2012 Design of the Year Awards as The Olympic Torch burned down the competition to take home the top prize.
Is it really that time again for the biggest prize in American fashion? Yup! The nominees and honorees have been announced for the 2012 CFDA Awards and it’s a full house. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have graduated from the Swarovski Emerging Talent pool to be nominated for womenswear designer of the year for The Row along with last year’s winners Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough of Proenza Schouler and perennial favorite Marc Jacobs. Full list of nominees after the jump!
LOOKBOOKS contributor Stacey Cunningham helms the regular feature, Kit & Kaboodle, taking a look at what makes stylists tick and keeps them sane. This week she profiled one of the busiest and most successful stylists in the industry, one Ms. Mary Alice Stephenson:
Time is a-ticking closer to the one day a year when it is socially appropriate to stuff our faces and gorge our bodies with salty, buttery, meaty, buttery, delicious, salty, carbaceous foodstuffs. The spread is beautiful but the aftermath is less so; the words “bloated” and “food baby” come to mind. Which is why you need a specific kind of outfit to cope with such matters. Here are some options for hiding the tummy stretch that happens on Thanksgiving. Or make like present-day Karl Lagerfeld and his bevy of models and just smell the food…
Pocket hottie Joseph Altuzarra of eponymous line Altuzarra beat out nine other designers to be named the grand prize winner of this year’s Council of Fashion Designers/Vogue Fashion Fund at Skylight Soho last night.
Miss Piggy, like any true diva, is having a major comeback. And she didn’t even go to rehab…so she claims. The upcoming The Muppets has once again turned the spotlight on the cloven-hoofed heroine and she’s soaking it up like a pig in…well, anyway, for the November issue of InStyle, eight designers got the opportunity of a lifetime to dress La Piggy in their own creations: Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Opening Ceremony, Suno, Brian Atwood and Giles & Brother.
That fall chill is in the air once again, and we’re glad to take our leather jackets and trench coats out of the closet. As the nights begin to get colder with each passing week, it’s almost time to break out our fall coats. Though we’re not quite ready for the heavier outerwear to come out in full force, these 25 fantastic coats just might change our minds.