Fun Fashion Week news: LA designer Katy Rodriguez will show in New York this year, and the stylist for her runway is Arianne Phillips - otherwise known as Madonna's personal stylist. You may not be familiar with Katy's clothes, but you definitely know her store: The designer runs Ressurection, a vintage clothing boutique whose incredible finds have hit Kirsten, Zooey, and also our own Alison Cool, whom we spotted coveting some old-school Chloe in their Soho shop last week. We're excited to see the clothes, although Arianne won't be in the audience. For more on Arianne, stay tuned to Fashionista tomorrow, when we interview the stylist about designing costumes for the new movie 3:10 to Yuma.
Seven Questions for Katie Ermilio
Katie Ermilio is one of our favorite up-and-coming designers. Her clothes are so feminine, elegant and special, but also wearable and versatile. Katie was born into a family of clothiers, but refers to herself as an "accidental designer," as she grew what she calls a "little hobby passion project" of making made-to-order pieces for private clients into a full-fledged career. In just a few years she's gone from a Vogue intern to having her own clothing line and now, at 25, she's getting ready for her second-ever fashion week presentation (which Andrew Mukamal is styling). Yesterday, we stopped by her model casting to chat about fashion week prep, designing wedding dresses while still in college, and what's in store for spring 2012.