Jen Mankins has brought her joyful Brooklyn cool to all of us ex-New Yorkers in Los Angeles.
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We chatted with Vaunte's co-founders Leah Park and Christian Leone about how the site came about, where it's going, and how they get fashion people to part with their designer wares (or accidentally convince them not to), and got a sneak peek at Bird owner Jen Mankins's closet, which goes up for sale tomorrow.
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Raf Simons Leaves Jil Sander: After an emotional final show at Jil Sander, rumors are flying about what he will do next now that Jil Sander is returning to her eponymous label. Sounds like he probably isn't going to Dior, and with reports emerging Hedi Slimane will replace Stefano Pilati at YSL, we're more confused than ever. Marni for H&M: We attended the launch party and brought you the highly anticipated full lookbook. Now, Fashionista is giving away two pieces from the collaboration! Don't miss out - it ends Monday. Sparkle, Baby!: Toddlers and Tiaras star Eden Wood along with mother Mickie are launching a line of clothes for the attention-starved child in your life. It's real, y'all! more
Now that New York Fashion Week is over and done with, and we've already written our reviews and picked out our favorite collections, we have to wond
PARIS--Maybe Isabel Marant was inspired by the Pendleton-clad, 80s-cropped-leather-jacket-wearing Brooklyn girls who lust over her clothes this season. Because for fall 2011, Marant is all about the American Southwest. She sent out distressed Navajo print sweaters, patchwork denim work shirts with shearling-lined collars, fringed white leather tunic-style mini dresses and short-sleeved cuffed sweatshirt tops done in a brown feather print. And all of it was paired with thigh-high fringed white leather boots. There were uber-mini sparkly dresses, carried over from last season (which is good because I still want one) and loads of luxe white shearling and thick knits to close the show. So will Isabel Marant keep Brooklyn girls in feathers and fringe, in Navajo prints and oversized cropped jackets?
Jen Mankins' chainlet Bird (there are outposts in Cobble Hill, Williamsburg and Park Slope) pretty much dictates what a certain set of Brooklyn girls
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So, despite what you've seen and heard, fashion people loooovvve to eat. And they love to eat really, really good food. The Fashionista staff is not immune to this. In fact, we embrace it wholeheartedly. But there's not much time to dig-in during New York Fashion Week. So we've rounded up our favorite spots, events, and parties that might end up being more about the food than the scene. And maybe even the clothes. Bird's Fashion's Night Out event takes the cake though (and we do hope there will be cake). Owner Jen Mankins has some serious foodie clout in addition to her discerning fashion eye. After the jump, she dishes on she how she wrangled the Brooklyn foodie elite and her favorite meals at Frankie's and Prime Meats.