Who: Project Runway All Stars
What: If you’ve ever fell in love with a one-of-a-kind Project Runway creation now is your chance at this first of it’s kind, one day only sample sale. Some of the show’s most influential designers including Jerrell Scott, Kara Janx, Michael Costello, Rami Kashou, and Mila Hermanovski are offering their overstock for up to 80% off, with some designs starting at just $25.
Where: Kara Janx Studio, 242 West 36th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues), 8th Floor
After a full-fledged week of fashion, we were inspired to recognize those who put it all together. What we like to call "The Magicians of Fashion." It sounds fun, but styling is no easy task. In fact, it's an art form. Some can style themselves at the snap of a finger, and others require a little help. Consider this a shout out to all of those stylists who have put together memorable looks, grew from nothing to some of the best in the biz, and even had an influence on trends heard around the world.
The first is Rachel Zoe. We know, no-brainer, right? This fashionista is most well-known for her celeb clientele and her passion for costume jewelry, boho-chic style, and large and in charge dark shades. She has become an inspiration to many where her background lies in New Jersey and her success in the limelight of L.A. With no formal training in styling, she has shown us that anything is possible when you have the drive and hard work in your grasp!
Culture Club threw its grand reopening party last night, and they certainly did it right! With a Michael Jackson impersonator, non-stop '80s music, and themed drinks like "Vanilla Ice," "Bon Jovi," and "Smurfirita," attendees were cutting a rug like they were the stars of Footloose. The multi-level club featured Saturday Night Fever inspired floors, paintings of yester-year, and plenty of neon colors. With the help of partner Debbie Gibson, VnC Cocktails, and South Beach Smoke, the bash was one of the most colorful (literally and figuratively) so far this year. We even got a surprise live performance from Debbie Gibson of Shake Your Love and Only in my Dreams. Notables in attendance included Kourtney Kardashian, VnC ambassador Scott Disick, Nanette Lepore (who also designed the club's uniforms!), Project Runway’s Joshua McKinley, DJ Kiss, DJ M.O.S, and Mick Boogie.
Last week, we encountered some of the worst excuses for Halloween costumes that certain celebs have shamelessly flaunted. Damn, that Octomom one still gives me the heebie jeebies. For now, we can rub out that monstrosity from our eyes so we can focus on the awesome.
As I mentioned earlier, what really qualifies a costume to be considered good or bad? Physical appeal certainly plays a major part, but also the amount of effort put into the costume. If we regular folk can manage to put together an ensemble that doesn't induce vomiting, surely the rich & famous of Hollywood can make do with their lowly bank accounts that can't even buy more than 10 yachts. What's the point of life if we cannot boat AND party at the same time, am I right?
It's a girl!
If this were last week, Melanie Brown will tell you what she wants - what she really, really wants - and that is to give birth already!
The former Spice Girl has had a baby twice already, so she's certainly an expert when it comes to mommyhood and pregnancy. She even had to skip Kim's wedding, scared that she might go into labor and steal the spotlight!
Although I do watch my fair share of Project Runway, I am not a fashion savant, nor do I pretend to know much about it. How exactly did I find myself at the Alexander McQueen exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, you ask? Well, after all of the rave reviews it got, it's hard not to be curious. On Friday morning I went to check out the scene...and was utterly shocked. Wrapped around blocks and blocks was the line just waiting to get inside the museum. Once inside, there were even more lines to enter the exhibit. I knew that the exhibit would be crowded, but I did not expect the mob scene that awaited me upon my arrival. The wait turned out to be well worth it.
I wouldn't miss my friend's baby shower for just anything. No, it would have to be something big; something like a personal appearance by project runway's Anthony Williams. My friend Diana’s baby shower was scheduled for Saturday April 2--the same weekend that Anthony Williams was hosting Macy’s Fashion Challenge at Pembroke Lakes Mall. I am a huge fan of project runway, so when I heard back in early March that an alumnus of the show was coming to South Florida, I jumped at the opportunity to meet him.
We obsess over wearing (and affording) their clothing, but this Halloween it's time to honor the person behind the label. Best of all, you probably have all the items in your closet, can buy them cheap and will be able to wear them after the last bottle is popped at this year's greatest bash.
Boy scout survival. Daniel Vosivic begin his show with a film of his muse Martha, in the wilderness on a mission. Her mission: to survive - fearfully ripping discovered cloth into appropriate and wearable bikini tubes -complimenting her downtown aesthetic at its best. Vosovic's collection "Final Girl," seemed to be inspired by unsuiting circumstances and questionable perserverance.
When the runway show begin, we knew we were in for a surprise. The show opened with a slouchy trailblazer coat, immediately acknowledging Vosovic's 360 degree turnaround from his Fall 2010 collection - structured elegance to accessible cool. Models continued down the runway in moss, sandstone and deer-like colors, honoring tied, slashed and twisted details.