1. Sometimes, Tumblr tumbles. Despite the awesome access the Tumblrs received, including a private party at Donna Karan, breakfast with Nina Garcia, and more, the week’s events were reportedly badly organized.
2. Strippers are the new new thing. From go go girls at Rag & Bone‘s after party to casino hostesses at Karen Walker, topless dancers haven’t been this big since Striptease.
3. If you are under 21, you can still DJ an over-21 party. Thanks for the lesson in NY State law, Tavi.
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“What did I sign up for?” a model asked as she stepped out onto the ice at the rink at The Standard for Elise Øverland’s Fall 2011 show. It was a good question. She and the 10 or so other girls who modeled Øverland’s collection were escorted onto the ice in six inch platform stilettos and then had to stand on little bath mats for the next half hour in freezing temps while real life figure skaters (also wearing Øverland’s creations) twirled around them as they trembled. Because, while the collection is intended for Fall/Winter, Øverland’s cropped jackets with furry centers and cuffs were not proper outer wear for sub-zero conditions. I swear I saw tears in the eyes of one miserable looking model. When Johnny Weir, the main draw of the show, finally performed a good hour after the show was set to start, I was so cold it distracted from his lutzes and ice humping (yes, that happened). Perhaps it was Scandinavian born Øverland’s way of telling us New Yorkers to toughen up against the cold. But it didn’t work.
As hard as it was to focus on the collection with frozen digits and chattering teeth the clothes were out-there in a good way–especially on the figure skaters who looked like they were actually having a good time.
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Sugar and spice, and all that’s nice, that’s what Elise Øverland‘s girls are made of.
It was no surprise to see plenty of leather on Øverland’s runway for her Spring/Summer 2010 show–she’s known for her bad ass leather shells and minis. But for spring she softened her tough black leather tops, shorts, dresses and jumpsuits with white lace blouses, and flowy short silk skirts and dresses in vivid blues and chartreuse. Øverland’s tiered mini dresses, in lace, in leather, in soft gray prints, in shades of blue silk with caplets, were the most successful.
More surprising than Øverland’s relatively sparing use of leather for her spring collection, was model Hahn-Bin, a renowned Korean violinist who walked down the runway in a tiered leather skirt, royal blue silk top, while playing his violin. At the end of the runway he stopped for longer than the usual beat models give photographers to get their shot, finished his song to the applause of a front row that included Nicky Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Amanda Hearst and other assorted socialites, and walked back down the runway like any other model.
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