Reining it in from past seasons of embellished brights and quirky colors, ready-to-wear is taking back black and white is tagging along for the ride. Jil Sander and Narciso Rodriguez class it up, while other top designers like Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang move toward the edgier side of the contrasting colors.
This past Monday Nolcha Fashion week featured many incredible designers, ranging from "Carrie Parry" to "Afia". Don Q Rum made another appearance along with Kiss, KROMA natural makeup, and Paul Mitchell. There were three different fashion shows which featured new designers. I attended the most glamorous, elegant, third session at 7PM.
The 7pm Runway show featured newly launched designers and jewelry accessories from Maleku (which were amazingly beautiful). Here's a recap of the amazing indie designers we got a first look at:
Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR presents their first annual "The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS" event that will take place September 8th in New York City. Reality Stars will join forces and walk the runway for this amazing, philanthropic event.
All of the proceeds will benefit AIDS United, an organization that works to fund AIDS nonprofits throughout the U.S. The fundraising goal for the evening is $300,000+, and we need your help to achieve this goal!
And here is the fun part... Models Are Needed!
In December 2010, an unofficial version of the "Monster" music video by Kanye West was unleaked on the internet. The titillating video courted much controversy as the content contained rather grotesque scenes, with dead models hanging from nooses and other bizarre spectacles that seemed to promote torture and 'monster-esque' activities. The video was eventually deemed too offensive to post on most sites and West removed it from his website shortly after issuing an apology, but still received mass attention and millions of views.
The Beachy Waves - Kick Summer into gear with these fresh-from-the-beach waves. Using a one inch curling iron, wrap one inch strips of your hair around the barrel. When you finish, flip your hair upside down and brush them out with your fingers.
The Exaggerated Side Part - Whether you curl it, straighten it or ponytail it, this extreme side part is versatile.
The Punky Pixie Cut - If you’re ready to make a drastic change. Leave some length on top, and long side swept bangs to add a touch of femininity.
This month in W magazine was full of interesting articles about actors and actresses, and oddly enough freezing your fat as a form of liposuction. But freezing your way skinny isn't what caught my attention. The first was a pair of Char Har Lee shoes. I've never seen something so glamorous, so elevated, so dangerous. It's like wearing a 007 agent on your feet. I digress. These shoes are simply brilliant, unless they turn double spy on you and cause you and your ego to topple.
Is the social norm about to change? It seems as though the days of the blazer and black slacks have vanished and the new style is men in baggy shirts and ruffled pants. Ladies, you won't have to look far to find the right thing for your man to wear for a night on the town. Just look in his underwear drawer! Grab the old shirt he lays around to watch the game in and the oversized pair of pants his grandmother bought him for his birthday five years ago. Stick a skull cap on top of his head and a pair of trinket store sunglasses on his face and you have the perfect designer outfit. Having anxiety yet? Duckie Brown says it's ok, and more than that, pajamas with checkerboard colors are the new black!
Check out the official Mercedes-Benz New York City Fashion Week Schedule of Events. Joonbug will be hosting an official Fashion Week Gala on September 11 at The Griffin in Manhattan. Keep your eyes peeled for where to eat, what to wear (and what not to wear) and who is sitting in the front row at all the hottest shows. We will also have style advice as well as live street style reporting from Lincoln Center. So, make sure you take a stroll down Broadway. Who knows, maybe you will see yourself on our homepage!