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NYFW 2014: The Red Dress Collection

New York Fashion Week closed its first evening with a heart-pounding bang at the Red Dress show. The event, sponsored by the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign to fight heart disease in women was a celebrity-filled stunner to round out the week’s premier day. Heart disease kills more women than all types of cancer combined. To support and raise awareness of this, celebrities played the models and donned dazzling red dresses as they danced down a runway at Lincoln Center’s main theater. All about female empowerment, the Red Dress Collection had a casual and fun flair that is a little different from the haute couture collections usually on the runway in the main theater. With an introduction by the heart disease survivor and The View host Star Jones, the packed theater knew they were in for a treat.

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Tonight: The Premiere of 24 Hour CatWalk

Well not a catwalk, exactly. Lifetime debuts its newest fashion baby “24 Hour Catwalk” tonight at 9pm. Unlike most recent fashion reality shows Catwalk is said to take a different approach on the fashion world, and leave designers and viewers craving for more. Each week four designers will have exactly 24 hours to create a collection of their own (no typo!). With only a mere day to create a collection, we're sure to see a lot of drama, emotions, and most importantly cat fights!

THE SAMPLER
This Just In: The Cynthia Rowley Sample Sale

When: Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, January 15

Thursday & Friday

10 am - 8 pm

Saturday & Sunday

11 am – 8 pm

Where: Cynthia Rowley
376 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014
212-242-3803 Cash and all major credit cards accepted.
FASHIONABLE
Stylish Stocking Stuffers Under $50


Everything she needs to MacGyver her way out of any fashion emergency: fashion tape, deodorant removing sponge, lint removing sheets, sewing kit, stain wipe, earring back, instant button, hair band, nail file, blister pad, and shoe shine sponge all conveniently packaged in travel-sized case.

An iPhone cover to match her personality—this sparkling accessory not only protects from minor casualties but ensures our precious means of communication never gets lost in a seemingly bottomless bag again! The snap on case comes in shimmering silver or glittering gold.

KILLER DEAL
Black Friday Sale at Cynthia Rowley

New York


376 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10014

212-242-0847

newyork@cynthiarowley.com


Chicago

Boston

Charleston

341 King Street

Charleston, SC 29401

843-577-8013

charleston@cynthiarowley.com

HAPPENINGS
Cynthia Rowley & Bloomingdale’s Benefit for Children's Museum of the Arts

We're big fans of Cynthia Rowley, beautiful clothes, killer handbags --what's not to love? To top it off, Cynthia cares, which only adds to our revere for her. So when we heard she was teaming with Bloomingdale's for a benefit for Children's Museum of the Arts, to support the school's community outreach programs, we were thrilled! Great shopping, beautiful art, and a great cause? Sold!

From October 24 through November 2 , a series of events will kick off. The events will include artworks to be featured in CMA’s Art Auction 2011 (Nov. 2). And when we say art, we mean legit art by Andy Warhol, Cecily Brown, William Quigley, Yoko Ono, James Nares and 95 other artists! And if that wasn't enough to entice you, Cynthia Rowley will be having an exclusive in-store trunk show of her Fall 2011 Collection from Wednesday, October 26 to Saturday, October 29 during normal store hours. Additionally, the designer’s original fashion sketches will also be available for purchase, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support CMA.

The debut party will be hosted at Bloomingdale’s SoHo (504 Broadway)on Wednesday, October 26, 6-8pm. Meet Cynthia and shop the night away as 10% of the sales will go to support Children’s Museum of the Arts.

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Cynthia Rowley Gets Flirty + Futuristic for Spring '12

Cynthia Rowley was one of the first designer brands (along with DKNY) I bought when I came to visit NYC for the first time when I was fourteen. For that reason, she holds a nostalgic place in my heart. For S/S 2012 her collection goes modern and flirty with a futuristic twist. The models were alien-like in appearance --and I mean that in that they were cast appropriately for the line! The patterns and colors were unexpected. She took a completely different route than any other line, which was very refreshing.

The pieces ranged from extremely simple (basic white blouses) to intricate and complicated with a lot of pattern. The fabrics, for the most part, where light and flowing, with the exception of a few "futuristic" pieces which were embellished with metal. The color palette overall was fairly dark and subdued for a spring collection. The line was accessorized with ultra-gold metallic stilettos and strappy black sandals. My favorite was the white, full skirt polka dot dress and the black chinos with the red cuff detail. Check out the show below!

THE HOT SPOT
Festivals, Horse Shows, and Parties, Oh My! The Hamptons, September 2nd & 3rd

From the Hampton Classic Horse Show to the Westhampton Festival of the Arts, this Labor Day weekend will have you feeling like NY royalty. You'll be attending innovative art shows, free live music and parties of course to celebrate the last weekend of summer (sigh) in the Hamptons. Here are this weekend's top picks.

Friday September 2nd

Don’t miss out this Friday, September 2nd, on the Hampton Classic Horse Show. With a bit of a delayed opening (oh Irene!), the show begins Wednesday August 31st and continues to Sunday September 4th. No worries though, the classes from the 8-day schedule have been rescheduled for the now 5-day show. There will be 40 boutiques at the show so go get your shop on. For tickets go to www.hamptonclassic.com

THE SAMPLER
This Week's Sample Sale Lowdown


Who: Realm Boutique Summer Sale
What: Alexis Mabille dresses from $800 (originally $2,000), Thierry Mugler blazers from $630 (originally $1,575), and Jitrois dresses from $1350 (originally $1,950) to name a few.
Where: 98 Greene St., near Prince St. (212-334-9600)
When: Begins today

Who: Carol Marie
What: Fall 2010/Spring 2011 Jewelry Collections up to 60% off.
Where: Seamless Showroom, 524 Broadway #401, near Prince St. (212-645-3073)
When: Through August 31st

GET THE PARTY STARTED
The Hamptons, August 19th & 20th

Although the rainy days this weekend might suggest an early Fall, Summer is still not over. Especially not in the Hamptons. Here's our picks for this weekend!

Hosting 84 artists from 16 different states the 17th Annual Montauk Art Show will have a display of original art pieces from photography and sculpting to jewelry and digital art. Click here for the complete list of artists.

When: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.