Pamella Roland debuted her fall/winter 2012 collection amidst a winter wonderland at Lincoln Center last night. The red-carpet-ready designs featured colors from subdued neutral tones to shimmering silver and emerald. One ever present element was luxurious fabrics and a lot sparkle. The collection was quite versatile, with varying patterns and cuts --there were no two pieces that looked alike, which was refreshing. We especially loved the designs with sheer high necklines and dropped waists.
Her use of embellishment added just the right touch without looking gaudy or overdone. Her cocktail dresses were equally as exciting as her full length gowns, and would be a great black tie alternative for those who opt for shorter hemlines.
The crowd reflected the hotel's upscale, sophisticated vibe. Notable attendees included Yigal Azrouel (obviously!), Waris Ahluwalia, Zelda Williams, Lauren Remington Platt, Claiborne Swanson Frank, Lynn Collins, Steven Strait, Sara Brajovic, Valerie Boster, Sarah Howard, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Hayley Bloomingdale, Matthew Chevallard, John Demsey, Jaime Johnson, Antoine Verglas, Polina Proshkina, and Kathryn Neale.
Can you believe there was once a time without the internet, Twitter, and Facebook? One has to wonder, how in the world did we manage to communicate effectively before the internet and cell phones? What advances we've made, and last night was a stark reminder of how far we've come. The 3rd Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards honored the technological leaps and bounds throughout the fashion industry. From great blogs, to great Facebook pages, to great websites; fashion lovers, techies, designers, and more came out to celebrate fashion online.
The evening, held at SVA Theatre, was hosted by the eccentric, Robert Verdi. Robert and I have crossed paths a few times before. Without fail, he always has something interesting and hilarious to say. I'll never forget the time I was interviewing him and a server walked by with a tray of appetizers to which he professed his love for hors d'oeuvres with, "I'm a tray chaser. That's a tray chaser, NOT a tranny chaser!" These are the sorts of things you can expect to hear from Robert Verdi, which is why I always love running into him.
Giovanna Randall's line, Honor, has been one of our favorites this season so far. With clean lines, flowing, light fabrics, and plenty of color, the collection was wearable and beautifully crafted. Even the blouson looks were flattering and perfectly tailored. We loved the use of bright colors and layered patterned fabrics paired with simple loafers. There was no frill or flash, just clean, classic looks, all the way down to the hair and makeup. Every single piece in the collection is wearable and practical, which is something we love.
Even the wide-legged, pleated one-piece suits were chic and realistic. We especially enjoyed the pieces that were layered with contrasting floral patterns or a simple solid tailored blouse. Also, the color! So much gorgeous, eye-popping color that we often miss for F/W collections. There was certainly an element of color-blocking in the collection --a trend that is clearly going strong all the way through 2012.
If your day has been anything like ours, it has been a mashup of exciting, overwhelming, exhausting, inspiring, climactic, and did we mention exciting? With Fashion Week in full swing, we've hardly taken a moment to breathe, let alone eat lunch. (Those Fiber One bars being given out in the tent don't count!) In the past 24 hours we've covered Kaelen, Honor, Duckie Brown, Obakki, Steven Allan, Hyden Yoo, Rachel Comey, and Tadashi Shoji, just to name a few. We also attended the Fashion 2.0 Awards with host Robert Verdi.
The other half of our staff is at Nolcha (Independent Fashion Week) covering a long list of upcoming, independent designers. This, of course, is all leading up to the daily finale: the parties! After parties we'll be attending include Refinery29, Joseph Abboud, Gemma Kahng, Hudson & SCOOP NYC Party, Yigal Azrouel's Fashion Week Fete, Style360, and more. So, check Glam Damn It regularly for up-to-date coverage and keep up with us on Facebook. To get a live look of the shows, follow the official Live From the Runway video feed on Youtube. Also, be sure to peruse our New York Fashion Week Party Tracker for events and parties all fashionistas are invited to!
Happy Fashion Week!
Nivea hosted a launch party last night for their 'Million Moments of Touch' campaign with speaker Dr. Drew, and special surpise guests Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell. (He'll always be Vern from Stand By Me to us!) The event was held on the 61st floor of the Empire State building in a massive, blue-lit loft space. The only thing more distracting than the free-for-all Nivea products and Rebecca Romijn's striking beauty, was the sprawling 180 degree view of the New York City skyline. The view was probably one of the most beautiful I've ever seen of the city.
If you're ever bored or feel like life is getting dull, all you really need to do is trek down into the dark, murky halls of the New York City subway system a.k.a the Pit of Hell. Here, all walks of life come together. It's one of the few places where there are no barriers of status. The Wall Street guy rolls right along next to the homeless guy, all packed into one steel cage of potential madness. While most commutes go off without a hitch, we've all had our fair share of "unusual" experiences --sometimes entertaining, other times flat out scary. We're not sure what the deal is, but stuff goes on down there that you don't normally see in the streets. From crooners to gregarious rats, to the shoe-licking, inebriated, or masterbating creeps, the subway is the ultimate freakshow. Move over Coney Island, you ain't got nothin' on this...
Rick Ross, dressed in his signature head to toe white threads, celebrated his 36th birthday at Club Amnesia in Miami over the weekend. The legendary rapper drew a swarm of fans along with some of the biggest names in hip hop including Dr. Dre, Diddy, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, and the LOX, amongst others. He was also joined by singer/producer Sean Garrett and former business manager and head of Poe Boy, E-Class. Guests enjoyed flowing bottles of Moet champage and, naturally, Ciroc Vodka (Diddy's brand), while listening to sets by DJ Camilo.
Speaking of, Diddy rolled up as expected with an entourage that included Cassie, his son Justin, and French Montana --the latest new artist to join Bad Boy Records. The highlight of the night was when Ross took to the stage for a live performance of his 'Holy Ghost' track which also features Diddy.
Check out the pics and our exclusive video of the event:
The Butler Group, consisting of partners Scott Sartiano and Richie Akiva, celebrated the grand opening of 1Oak, their brand new 16,000 square foot nightclub located in the Mirage Hotel over the weekend. The two night celebration not only welcomed the new hotspot to Sin City, but also benefited the GiveLove charity, who received a $50,000 generous donation. GiveLove was founded by Patricia Arquette and Rosetta Getty, with all proceeds going to improve housing and sanitation in poverty-stricken Haiti. Rumors floated around that Katy Perry, fresh off her divorce from Russell Brand, was going to perform. Alas, there was no performance from the blue-haired pop star. Other guests included Markus Molinari, David Arquette, Chris Evans, Christina Milian, Patricia Arquette, Chris Evans, Rosetta and Balthazar Getty, Christina Milian, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Shenae Grimes.
"Welcome to the jungle, we've got fun and games!" Remember headbanging to that in your neighbor's living room when you were 7 years old? Well, maybe not, but either way, Guns N' Roses has announced a 6 stop mini tour that is set to rock NYC, Chicago, Silver Spring, and Atlantic City. This mini lineup is redemption for ignoring us last year during their massive 2011 tour that stopped everywhere but the east coast. NYC will get the greatest treat, taking 3 of the 6 shows at Webster Hall, Roseland Ballroom, and Terminal 5.
According to Rolling Stone, the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio just before kicking off the tour. Drummer, Steven Adler also told the magazine, "I personally just want to finish what I started with those jack-offs. We started off something, let's end the career playing together, at least once. I'd love to do a whole tour of the world. I personally – and I know that Slash and Duff feel the same way – we owe it to the fans to do a tour around the world. We haven't performed for over 20 years and they've stuck by us and believe in us."