Last year, Sass & Bide dropped out of New York Spring 09 Fashion Week to focus on new projects. They fully intended on returning to Bryant Park's tents with their Fall 09 collection next month, but now they're dropping out again, this time due to designer Sarah Jane Clarke's third pregnancy. Maybe pregnancy, maybe economy, maybe they're tired of leading the shrinking Australian fashion pack? Can't they just throw their clothes on a plane and trust a stylist to make the runway look awesome? We can feel Fashion Week slipping through our fingers - and we don't like it.