Audrina's Spinoff?

It seems that LC isn’t the only Hills star to be moving on from her fame platform. Audrina Patridge has announced that she has signed with Mark Burnett Productions for a new reality show with her as the focus. FINALLY: is what we all know she’s thinking.

Burnett has said that, "We are truly pleased to have the chance to work with Audrina. She has already proved her star quality, and we can't wait to show her fans worldwide the next stage of her life and career."

Excited? Well the show has yet to be picked up and will be pitched to networks as of next week. It’s only logical that the brunette of the crew would end up with an MTV spinoff; but with The City already in rotation, we’re not so sure we’d care for another. With so many memorable cast mates leaving the set, will it survive?

Topshop in 16 days: Officially

Thursday April 2nd: Historic. Topshop will be officially open in T minus 16 days, and we know there a many a lady in Manhattan awaiting its’ arrival.

Once open, you’ll get your chance to snatch up duds from Miss Kate Moss’ covetable style collection. Her collaboration with Liberty already has Manhattan fashionistas swooning over her wares – but plan to get the opening early to wait in line for doors to open (her debut collection in London sold out in 3 minutes)!

The London transplant will be featuring live DJs throughout the week of its’ opening. Purchases of over $100 will receive a free limited edition Cool Britannia T, and all purchasers will score an in-store magazine introducing the oh so stylish Topshop from A to Z.

The CFDA Awards

Last night, the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) nominees for 2009 were announced. The ceremony will be held at Alice Tully Hall on June 15th where the First Lady is being honored with a Board of Directors’ Special Tribute.

Who will it be ladies and gents? Marc Jacobs, Rodarte or Narciso for Womenswear Designer of the Year? Which men stood out best in their wares: Calvin Klein’s sleek designs or Band of Outsiders updated funk collection? We have our faves in both.

See the complete list of nominees below and enjoy Marc’s collections! We’ll keep you updated on the winners.

Spring Shopping Guide: Editor's Pick

What: Wool Scarves by AKA
Store: Intermix
Cost: $158 each

Find these lightweight wool scarves in various prints by AKA at Intermix. Featured here is a blue, orange, olive and ivory floral, a hot pink and ivory paisley, and a Mexican inspired rainbow of brights. Perfect as a scarf or shawl, all three are easily jazz up jeans and a T and go great with your Spring trench.

Fashion Calendar: Tuesday, March 17th
  • 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Stop by the Ted Gibson Salon for Recessionista Tuesdays. A haircut is $75 (originally $125-$175), a single-color processing is $75 (originally $125-$150), and blowouts are $40 (originally $95-$110). Drop off your business card or fill out a registration form today from 10 to noon for a chance to win a free makeover worth $950. 184 Fifth Ave., nr. 23rd St., second fl. (212-633-6333)
  • 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Bridal, eveningwear, and special-occasion dresses are up to 80 percent off (originally $3,200 to $8,000) at the Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier sample sale. 110 E. 55th St., nr. Park Ave., eighth fl. (212-319-6778) Call for an appointment
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Meet designer Lela Rose and view her spring 2009 collection. Bergdorf Goodman. 754 Fifth Ave., nr. 58th St. (800-588-1855)
  • 3/17 – 3/21 Tues to Fri (11-7) Sat (11-5)
    The versatile clutches and bags by Lauren Merkin are up to 75 percent off at the designer's spring sample sale. The Bianca shoulder bag is $225 (originally $525), the Eve clutch is $90 (originally $180), and the Lucy clutch is $80 (originally $250). Lauren Merkin Showroom, 231 W. 29th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 201 (212-239-2459)
AnOther Photo Shoot

AnOther Magazine presents Future Fashion: fashion’s most innovative young designers. Actress Tilda Swinton graces the cover and spread with an icy cold tinge and amazing angular shapes. Shot by fashion photographer Craig McDean, and styling by Panos Yiapanis. Each designers frocks are represented below. We are impressed, and can’t wait to see these designers flourish and develop in the upcoming years.

Open: Craig Lawrence
Looped ribbon top and trousers

1. Mark Fast
Enlarged fishnet elasticized dress and fringed mesh dresses (worn as Underskirt)

2. Louise Goldin
Sculpted bustier, sculpted top, structured skirts with printed chiffon draping and tulle underskirt


Fall 2009 Fashion Week in Paris just wrapped up its nine day stint with shows from various major designers. The major stand out performance of the week was from Britain’s John Galliano, who put on an inspiring Asian ‘performance’for Christian Dior. Another surprise was from Hermes who sent out models in Amelia Earhart like aviator jackets, hoods and shades. Other designers like Chanel, Lanvin, Christian Lacroix and Givency gave great shows while staying in line with the original characteristics of their houses.

Big statements from this years show were; glitter, black (of course), embellished sleeves and… more glamorous shoes and accessories. The most successful Paris collections knew how to make such bold statements with plenty of glamour when it comes to accessories, as we saw with the Milan collections as well. While we appreciate the demure ‘economic’ runways, we adore the amped up glam!