Even the models were cast with the era's iconic musicians in mind.
Famous kids are following in their parents's footsteps, from ad campaigns to magazine covers.
No question about it, Nasty Gal, the online retailer that caters to a specific set of 20-something girls (think: Rihanna-loving, crop top and Lita-wearing party girls), has blown up over the past year. What started as an one-woman eBay vintage shop in 2006 has turned into a company that reportedly generates $100 million in sales annually and has just under 300 employees. The woman behind it all is 28-year-old Sophia Amoruso. And she's gotten to where she is today partly by doing something all of us do--using social media. We caught up with Amoruso earlier this week at an it-girl filled dinner (Alexandra Richards, Emily Weiss, Mia Moretti, etc., were all in attendance) to celebrate the launch of Nasty Gal shoes, Shoe Cult. She let us pick her brain about how she got started, her latest big hire, and the challenges she's struggling with now that Nasty Gal has exploded.
Last night's party to celebrate the launch of Nanette Lepore's L'Amour collection--part of JC Penney's major revamp--was kind of like the best sweet sixteen ever.
Designer Giovanna Randall's ultra-feminine dreamy line Honor is just two seasons old but she's already opened her first store in NYC's meatpacking district--home to Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, DVF, Moschino and Jeffrey. It's a ballsy move to open a store in the city's swankiest shopping district when you're a new label, but it was an imperative for Randall. "I think my brand is about a personal experience and I wanted to really hone in on that right away," Randall told at last night's fete to celebrate the store's opening at 68 Gansevoort St. "I’m not making a lot of pieces and it’s all about custom clothing so I wanted to have that place."
ISTANBUL--Istanbul Fashion Week may be new, but it's not lacking for bold faced names in the front row. Pat Field is a fixture, which makes sense, since Istanbul Fashion Week's press kit says she "aims to introduce the Turkish brands and designers to the world and to turn Istanbul into an effective fashion center." It's a tall order, but if anyone can make Istanbul happen, it's Pat Field. The vibrant colors and energy of Istanbul are right up her alley. In addition to Field, fashion stars abound. Anna Piaggi is here, and she gets a deserved applause when she enters the venue. So is ELLE's Kate Lanphear, Lynn Yaeger, Alexandra Richards and Olivier Zahm (with daughter in tow). Alek Wek has also been spotted. And according to twitter, LOVE covergirl Alessandra Ambrosio just touched down at Ataturk Airport hours ago, where she was surprised to find paps waiting for her at immigration. We're looking forward to seeing her walk tomorrow.