Glam Damn It
169 Spring St
(between Broadway and Thompson Street)
New York, NY 10012
Flying A is a classic vintage store with little attention paid to the aesthetics, but an emphasis on the fabulous clothing. Offering both vintage items and designer styles, this shop is a safe haven for every shopper looking for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for any occasion. Whether showing off 60’s and 70’s inspired dresses with deep V-cuts and fluorescent patterns, or hanging casual with worn in message tees and perfectly ripped jeans, Flying A has something for any occasion.
When the plaid shirt got a makeover several seasons ago, the fashion world came to terms with the fact that western trends were no longer confined to farm boys and country singers. Since then our plaid shirts have remained a wardrobe staple and designers have gone to town with western inspired accessories. Christian Lacroix kept it subtle, offering a python skin bag with gold handle detail, while Louboutin was a little more ambitious with his metal tooled platform heels and fringe cutout boots. Hats off to Givenchy though, who went all out rodeo style with an oversized metallic tote with tan and white, lace-up stilettos- a look that will get you noticed to say the least!
Dominican born Arlenis Sosa Pena, better known as Arlenis Sosa, has the face that without a doubt says- she was destined to be a model. The 19-year-old Dominican beauty was discovered in her home town on the street while walking with her family. The local designer that discovered Sosa initiated her booming career in the fashion industry and she relocated to New York in pursuit of it.
In March 2008, Arlenis walked into Marilyn Modeling Agency, who was so satisfied with her look that she was signed right on the spot. From then on she’s seen success with major ad campaigns and has graced the runways of top name designers.
96 Greene Street
(Near Spring Street)
New York, NY, 10012
After meeting at the University of Virginia when they tied for the title of “best dressed” during their first week, Sarah Easley (Kirna) and Beth Buccini (Zabete) became best friends. They studied abroad in Paris together and then moved to New York City after graduating. While Sarah worked for designers like Christian Dior and Christian Lacroix, Beth worked for fashion magazines like Mirabella and was the fashion editor at New York Magazine.
A fashion editorial has never been more freighting and eye catching at the same time; ‘The Ultimate Robot Is Invincible in the Armour of the Autumn / Winter Collections’ photographed by Mark Pillai tells the eerie story of a female robot who seems to change with every photo. What makes this editorial stand out is that the styling is so futuristic, putting Fall 2009 clothes into character. Mark Pillai takes complicated structured garments and makeup and turns it into a visual story. Supermodel Georgina Stojiljkovic does a great job at capturing the essence and the emotion of her character. *I would not recommend trying these looks at home.