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Put away those crop tops and boyfriend jeans (seriously, do it!): Pro sport jerseys are the new It-item amongst the fashion set--and everyone from Rihanna to Miley Cyrus is getting in on the game.
Athletic, orthopedic and downright dorky sandals are popping up on the feet of some of the coolest girls I know. We're not just talking about Adidas shower sandals: Tevas and Birkenstocks are also becoming favorites. Yes, this is a real thing.
During a day of running around Manhattan while the rest of civilization preps for the Blizzard-pocalypse (twenty inches! maybe!), the Fashionista team took in shows from Richard Chai, Dannijo, Timo Weiland, Costello Tagliepietra and more. On the way we snapped Scott and Garance in the act, fashion's silver fox Nickelson Wooster, and Jenna Lyons rocking the most envy endoucing leopard coat and bubblegum pants backstage at Kimberly Ovitz. We could not want to be her more. Click through to see all our snaps from day 2!
The amount of fried food involved may surprise you.
Hurricane Sandy is upon us--but the fashion industry isn't letting this Frankenstorm bring them down. We checked in with some of our favorite people in the industry--from The Man Repeller's Leandra Medine to Kelly Cutrone to DKNY PR Girl Aliza Licht--to find out how they prepped for tonight's storm. For an industry that's supposed to shun carbs we are collectively loaded up on them--as well as candy, nail polish, and fashion mags to read by scented candle light. Click through to see how everyone is getting ready. And above all, everybody stay safe!!
One thing's for sure about New York Fashion Week: The looks outside of Lincoln Center are most often just as inspiring as those inside. On day 2, ou
The holidays are all about nostalgia and one of the things we've been nostalgic about lately is hand turkeys! You know, that childhood arts and crafts thing where you trace your hand and make it look like a turkey? To be honest, we aren't all that crafty anymore, but our fashion friends, like Erica Domesek from P.S. I Made This for example, are like the craftiest people ever, so we asked them to help us out with this little project and they obliged. Erica helped us assemble hand turkey-making kits, which we then sent out to some of our favorite designers, editors and other fashion peeps who then created some of the most impressive hand turkeys we've ever seen (we are super thankful for all of you!!). Click through to see them and find out what these brilliant artists are thankful for this year, and have a very happy Thanksgiving (or just a nice Thursday).
There's no doubt about it: With the advent of street style blogs like The Sartorialist, Tommy Ton for Style.com, the Street Peeper and Altamira NYC, the landscape of Fashion Week has changed. With fashion editors' and stylists' outfits now being meticulously covered, what goes on off the runway has nearly eclipsed the collections. Anyone who's recently attended fashion week--or hell, anyone who's been on the internet in the past year--will notice that the frenzy surrounding street style during fashion week has reached a fever pitch. Swarms of photographers crowd around the latest street style It-girl, angling (and sometimes shoving each other) to get the best picture. Unknowing tourists stop in their tracks, staring agape at the spectacle--some even start taking their own photos, thinking it must be a celebrity. Industry wannabes, dressed in over-the-top fashions, walk by "casually," desperately hoping to catch the eye of a photographer. Fashion week used to be a civilized industry event. Now it's become a media circus, with both established editors, actresses and unknowns going to crazy lengths to get their fifteen minutes.Teen Vogue's Mary-Kate Steinmiller, who is street style fodder herself, told us, "I think everyone (yes, myself included) is guilty of what I like to call 'peacocking' and 'baiting the razzi.'" Other editors have admitted to us that they've spent weeks prepping for the event, meticulously planning each outfit. One told us that she would change mid-day if she felt her outfit wasn't up to snuff. This deliberateness has surely had an effect on the authenticity of street style photography.
Every time we're sent the Rachel Antonoff look book, we know it's going to be our favorite of the season. How can we be so sure? Because Antonoff's tome always combines her immaculate clothing collection, her fashion friends (previously Katrina Bowden, Tenessee Thomas, Alia Shawkat, Julia Frakes, and Scarlett Johansson), and a cute animal. For fall, Rachel Antonoff took Teen Vogue's Laurel Pantin and friend Danielle F. to the Gillen Mini Horse Farm in Blairstown, NJ. Yes, a mini horse farm. But it's not just the teeny ponies that won over our hearts, it's Antonoff's witty and wearable designs, named after her flock of fashion followers. There's the Jannuzzi vest, the Tenn-Tom dress, and the Jack cat pocket jumper named after her brother, Steel Train frontman Jack Antonoff, who is actually allergic to cats. On top of these creations there's also the adorable Macy cat pocket skirt, Shiffman dress in Valentine print, and sheer back Kelsy dress. As you can see, it's been hard for me to pick a favorite from Antonoff's collection, because I kind of want it all. So click through and see if you can decide which piece is your favorite. I promise it will be hard.
Whether you know Jake Davis from directing music videos for your favorite artists like Drake, creating films for uber cool brands like Nike and Supreme, or perusing his influential style blog, he's definitely the director of the moment. And he's one of our favorite style guys here at Fashionista. Jake's original Test Shot series grabbed our attention, so we asked him to direct a few exclusive spots just for us. This week's girl is Laurel Pantin, Teen Vogue beauty assistant and frequent street style subject.