And an unexpectedly cool take on khaki.
Plus, the CFDA announces manufacturer recipients of $500,000 worth of grants through its A Common Thread initiative.
Plus, Net-a-Porter is launching a podcast.
Costume designer Christopher Hargadon also explains how Mary J. Blige herself influenced her three-piece suiting in the new Netflix series.
The star-studded guest list took advantage of the Italian fashion house's heritage of excess.
That's the purpose of the annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon, right?
Plus, "Teen Vogue" names Samhita Mukhopadhyay executive editor and promotes Ella Cerón to deputy editor.
Store openings, after-parties, anniversary celebrations and even more events dotted the busy week.
...that ended with Mary J. Blige belting out her greatest hits.
Campbell closed the show in a gown worthy of Glinda the Good Witch.
Quite a few models and celebs have made pretty drastic hair color changes recently. Crystal Renn shocked everyone with her new stark white hair and br
Rag & Bone is always cool, and their spring 2012 collection was no exception. See: a soundtrack created specially for the show by Thom Yorke; a runway that actually rose before the first model walked out to become a ceiling of lightbulbs; an A-list model casting that included Arizona Muse, Karmen Pedaru and Joan Smalls; a front row that included Dwyane Wade (sitting next to Anna Wintour) La La Vasquez with hubby Carmelo Anthony, and Mary J. Blige; and quirky '70s California surfer inspired clothes from designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright in cobalt, orange sherbet and lemon yellow, layered to perfection.
The fragrance community can be a bit mysterious and closed off sometimes, and listening to perfume aficionados talk can be downright mystifying. But that doesn’t mean that we regular people don’t have very strong opinions about what we do and don’t want to smell like, even if we can’t identify a dry down note. For the first time ever the FiFi awards, which is the fragrance equivalent of the Oscars, is awarding a Consumers’ Choice Award for Fragrance of the Year. In the past, industry insiders voted for the winners, which will still be the case this year in most categories. But in a nod to all of you who actually buy these scents, the Fragrance Foundation added the new consumer category.
Mary J. Blige will be the guest judge on tonight's episode of the Fashion Show. Unlike many designer-wannabe celebrities out there, Blige has actually built up some fashion cred, especially over the past year. She collaborated with her BFF Catherine Malandrino on a line of t-shirts called FFAWN+CATHERINE MALANDRINO, and launched Melodies by MJB, a collection of eyewear available at Nordstrom and online here, this past summer. Her latest designs for SS11 include classic aviators, retro cat eyes, and some serious stunna shades. Considering that Blige has amassed over 500 personal pairs of sunglasses, it's safe to say that she knows her stuff. Tune into the Fashion Show tonight on Bravo at 10pm EST.
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.
Yesterday I stopped by Catherine Malandrino's showroom in the Garment District to check out her Holiday/Resort 2010/11 collections for "Catherine Malandrino," which is at a contemporary price point, as well as "Malandrino," her designer price point line. It was fitting that Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair" was blasting in the showroom, as the designer and the R&B star have become besties. Malandrino showed her latest "Malandrino" Resort collection on the runway at MoMA this past June to benefit Mary J's FFAWN charity--that stands for Foundation for the Achievement of Women Now--and the duo teamed up to design a capsule collection of t-shirts together this past winter to raise funds for FFAWN.