Labor Day weekend used to mean back to school shopping. Now it means beer and BBQs and maybe, if we can stand it, back to Fashion Week shopping. But if you're still looking for a valid excuse to spend money in the next few days, how about for charity? Each October, Glamour asks six designers to participate in their Fashion Gives Back project. This year, they're recruited Jason Wu, Alejandro Ingelmo, jewelry designer Pamela Love, Brian Reyes, Bensoni, and Lorick, (Abigail, of Gossip Girl fame) to design a series of limited edition totes. They range from sketchy black lines from Wu to a dreamcatcher heart from Love and are exclusively available at Bloomingdales. At $35, they're not only affordable, but adorable. And the best part is one hundred percent of the proceeds go to Dress for Success. Unless of course you are still in school, in which case these are way cooler than the last book bag we carried.
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And the CFDA Nominees Include...Gaga, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and More
Another year, another CFDA Awards. Tonight Diane von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb announced the nominations for 2011's awards. But before she began to read out the names, DvF told the crowd at her packed studio that the organization would be putting together an auction for the victims of the Japan natural disasters. "We're going to put together big packages. Designers, clients, suppliers--everyone is getting involved." As for the nominees and honorees, there were very few surprises, except for maybe one.
Official Fashion's Night Out Details Are Up: Our Top 10
The new Fashion's Night Out website launched today and it's pretty impressive. You can browse and search every New York event listing and even create your own itinerary. You can also narrow the 51 pages of listings down by neighborhood, category (men, women, beauty) and/or specialty (block party, celebrity, food). But if you're looking for, say, ten or so events that are most likely worth checking out, look no further. We reviewed each and every page to bring you the ten FNO events we're most looking forward to.
Why Is It So Difficult for the Average American Woman to Shop for Clothes?
Despite the fact that the average American woman is now a size 14, it seems like the fashion world is less plus-friendly than ever. So what gives?