The CFDA has really been diving headfirst into the collaboration game lately. There was Runway to Win, the Target x Neiman Marcus monster holiday supercollab and now the fashion organization has teamed up with New York’s favorite underdog baseball team, the Mets.
“Why?” you might ask.
Last night, we stopped by Milk Studios to fete Everyone Must be Announced, a new photography book by Aaron Stern, which was released on Shipley & Halmos’ publishing division, S&H Publishers. Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos have been a quiet force in fashion for the past several years and have gradually been adding new non-clothing products and projects to their repertoire, such as hand-illustrated re-drawings of album covers, dog collars, a fragrance, and even their own book.
After a quick chat with one of the evening’s DJs, Alexa Chung–she and Aaron Stern once planned an Occupy Wall Street party together–we caught up with Sam, who filled us in on he and Jeff’s newest project and how they’ve managed to break the mold when it comes to being fashion designers.
The holidays are all about nostalgia and one of the things we’ve been nostalgic about lately is hand turkeys! You know, that childhood arts and crafts thing where you trace your hand and make it look like a turkey? To be honest, we aren’t all that crafty anymore, but our fashion friends, like Erica Domesek from P.S. I Made This for example, are like the craftiest people ever, so we asked them to help us out with this little project and they obliged.
Erica helped us assemble hand turkey-making kits, which we then sent out to some of our favorite designers, editors and other fashion peeps who then created some of the most impressive hand turkeys we’ve ever seen (we are super thankful for all of you!!). Click through to see them and find out what these brilliant artists are thankful for this year, and have a very happy Thanksgiving (or just a nice Thursday).
Thanksgiving is a notoriously hard holiday to dress for because it requires sitting at a dinner table for hours with relatives who you only see once a year while simultaneously trying to consume unreasonable amounts of food and/or liquor. This presents a unique problem: dressing to impress your distant family while maintaining a level of comfort that is conducive to eating and sitting for long periods of time.
While we all know Thanksgiving isn’t the time to break out our best Carine Roitfeld-inspired look–too tight for face-stuffing!–finding a fashionable alternative to sweats can be difficult. We’ve pulled together the most stylish items that are comfy, chic, and won’t disturb your proper Grandma. (So don’t wear your Balenciaga Darth Vader visor, ok?)
Of course our list includes Stella McCartney, the legendary mixer of casual and elegant, our favorite button downs from Madewell, a hat trick of cute shoes, and a Céline t-shirt–because a girl can dream, right?
Check out all the Thanksgiving-friendly options in our slideshow!
Halloween weekend is finally upon us! We’ve had Halloween costumes on the brain all week and we’re not the only ones. We decided to ask some of our favorite designers what they were planning on dressing up as because we figured that, as fashion designers, they’d have some pretty creative ideas. And we were right.
From censored porn stars to an Irish version of Patty from Absolutely Fabulous, click through to find out what 12 of our designer friends told us about their costumes, and, if you care, our own costumes as well!
Deal: 50% to 80% off dresses, tops, pants, belts, and costume jewelry
When/Where: Wednesday, May 18 through Friday, May 20. Weds 9am—7pm, Thurs—Fri 9am—6pm. 224 W. 30th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, 14th floor (212-947-9204 x14)
Ends: Friday, 20 May 2011
Deal: Up to 65% off work-friendly basics. There’s a slim chance some Theyskens might appear. (Men’s sale this way.)
When/Where: Tuesday, May 17 through Sunday, May 22. Tues—Fri 10am—7pm, Sat—Sun 10am—4pm. Clothingline, 261 West 36th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212-947-8748)
Ends: Sunday, 22 May 2011
Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos of Shipley & Halmos choose their favorite gifts to give for the holidays.
Last night was Fashionista’s first ever panel discussion! Bringing our “How I’m Making It” feature to life was so much fun and incredibly informative. Our fabulous panel included Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein (of Timo Weiland), Rebecca Minkoff, Jeff Halmos (of Shipley & Halmos), Nellie Partow, Michael Mente (of Farfetch.com and Revolveclothing.com) and Paul Birardi and Eddy Chai (Odin and Pas de Deux). If you weren’t able to come, we didn’t want you to completely miss out, so here’s a rundown of what we feel were the evening’s most enlightening points. (Some good news for out-of-towners: We’ll be livestreaming our next event.) And if you did come, well, we (and our panelists) hope you didn’t leave too discouraged. If last night proved anything, it was that this business ain’t easy.
Lesson #1: Be ballsy.