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EXHIBITION AT MOORE COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
“Marilyn Monroe Wanted to Be Buried in Pucci”

Devon Dikeou, an artist at the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia opened up a new showcase on Friday dedicated to Marilyn Monroe. The showcase titled “Marilyn Monroe Wanted to Be Buried in Pucci” displays Monroes fondness of Emilio Pucci and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. Dikeou commented, “What lots of artists and people find compelling about her is the way she captivated the American consciousness and still remains of interest.” The result of the show is a look at two icons as their worlds overlap, and their short nine month marriage. [wwd]

BRYANT PARK
New York Fashion Week Makes A Move

New York’s fashion week is getting a whole new makeover. Staring in 2010, the twice annual event will be held at the Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, located at the southwest corner of the Lincoln Center. Fashion Week has been held at Bryant Park since 1993 and is moving for more space. Apparently New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been working with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and IMG Fashion for over two years now to find the shows a new home. Fashion Week takes about ten days and has outgrown the six acre Bryant Park. Even though the venue is changing, the shows will still be held in tents and the Lincoln Center location just gives it more class. [nytimes]

ELLA LOUNGE
Fashion Calendar: Tuesday, February 3rd

2/3 - 2/5 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Loris Diran Flagship Opening and Designer Meet and Greet, 3 E. 1st Street & Bowery, NYC

2/3 – 2/5 10:00 Am to 6:00 PM Giuliana Teso fur is up to 85 percent off—coats start at $180. Giuliana Teso Showroom, 584 Broadway (nr. Prince Street) fifth fl. (212-920-1211)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Rosangel Tequila Launch, Ella Lounge, 9 Avenue A, near the corner of 1st Street, NYC

ANGEL STREET THRIFT SHOP
Boutique Rundown: Angel Street Thrift Shop

If you’re looking for one vintage thrift shop to aptly appease your every fashion desire, look no further. Since 1997, The Angel Street Thrift Shop in Chelsea has been collecting garments of every color for every style one can think up. They carry both men and women’s clothing, a large array of decorative accessories, extraordinary art and lavish home furnishings. All items are donated by individuals, families, fashion companies and home furnishing distributers. You can pick up a new outfit for the weekend and a plush new couch, whatever can inspire the individual is up for grabs all in one convenient location.

BOYFRIEND JEANS
Trend List: Boyfriend Jean

Sometimes the best thing you can take away from a relationship are the clothes. We all have ex-boyfriend's hoodies, sweatpants, and the occasional pair of boxers that have been seamlessly incorporated into our wardrobe (often against our better instincts). Although we admit falling victim to this post-break-up comfort blanket, one thing boyfriend-inspired we can get behind this season is the Boyfriend Jean. Baggy is the new sexy, especially when paired with a tight tank top and heels al la Linsday Lohan, or dressed down like Rachel Bilson who has mastered the look of effortlessly chic. American Eagle Outiftters has several styles of boyfriend jeans available. We love the Teal Distressed Wash Favorite Boyfriend jean ($49.50), and A&E's prices let you try out the trend without making a massive monetary commitment. Another plus: these jeans are flattering on most figures.

BRYANT PARK FASHION WEEK
No Invite For You!
FUNHOUSE ALBUM
Videos We Heart: SOBER

Another songstress on our video fashion radar is Pink with her new single “Sober”. The wild child usually always brings us the funk (but here it’s in a good way). Bustiers are in full effect complete with leather strap, lace, bowed, and gem embellishment. Rosette and lace hair pieces up the ante; between the stylized backdrop and her updated style sense, I think it’s safe to say that Alecia Moore is all grown up and we’re loving the style she’s exuding.

CHARLOTTE RUSSE
Charlotte Russe Gets a Makeover

San Diego-based Charlotte Russe announced that it was considering selling the company last week, but for now, they are focusing on a merchandising re-direct. First, Emilia Fabricant is now president and chief merchandising officer of the mall-based chain. Her goal is to move the retailer out of the realm generic mall store and into a higher-end bracket. To help with this, Fabricant tapped lead Gossip Girl stylist, Eric Daman, as a consulting creative director and signed Susie Castillo, the former MTVVJ, as the brand’s ambassador. Fabricant wants the focus of the product to be placed on value and to increase the customer base from 16 to 24-year-olds to 16 to 29-year-olds. The now exclusive to Charlotte Russe, People’s Liberation line, is expected to help with meeting these goals as well. [wwd]

Seeing that the retailer has fallen into the red, I just hope that this makeover is not already too late.

BEYONCE
Beyonce's Love For Gareth Pugh

Yesterday we showcased Beyonce's "Diva" video and expressed the love we have for the fashions throughout (love for Gareth Pugh). The designer, known for his intricate geometric designs, has been taking the fashion world by storm, and it's evident from Bey's video as well as numerous live performances that she is lovin him as well. We said we'd keep you updated so below is a mini omage showcasing his collections seen throughout the video. Enjoy!

BOUTIQUE IN THE GALERIE DE VALOIS
Corto Moltedo: All About Value

Gabrielecorto Moltedo unveiled the first Corto Moltedo boutique in the Galerie de Valois, Paris. Known for being the home to true specialists, the Galerie de Valois has always been an aspiration of Moltedo’s. [style] The inside of the boutique features a jukebox of Italian oldies interspersed with selections from the likes of Kiss and the Bee Gees, a wall of colorful custom Moltedo clutches for viewing pleasure only (not sale) and displays made from repurposed shipping crates. It is a perfectly chic, no-nonsense space which fully reflects the designer and his values. As he said in an interview with style.com, “I’m just happy to keep it small, to just be here and do my thing. The days of the It bag are over – where’s the money? Now it’s all about value.”

We find that refreshing.