If swag is your bag you’ll have a chance to win the goodies AND the official Mercedes-Benz patent bag from the Fall 2010 season. You will also be able to say that you have the goodies from the last fashion week at the Tents at Bryant Park.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Fern Mallis, Sr. VP of IMG, the company that has put on Fashion Week for not only New York, but for several other cities. She IS responsible for running fashion week. As a thank you, Melissa and I are auctioning off a collector’s bag and the proceeds will benefit a charity of Ms. Mallis’ choice.
We thank her for the interview on the day before fashion week opened. It was a very busy day for Fern and her staff to get the tents ready AND New York was experiencing a horrible snow storm. NUTS!!!
Thank you Fern and Alison Levy for granting us the interview!
When you have the honor of attending fashion week, there is something that hits you about mid week…it is called total excitable exhaustion. Just when you think you can’t pull yourself out of bed at 4 am one more day, you see that Michael Kors is on the schedule and I think, this WILL be worth it. And yep, hands down this was the one show that gave me chills.
The show included collections for men and women. At last count nearly 40 models. Micheal’s collection for Fall 2010 is full of texture with luxurious knits, leather, fur, sequins and shine all done in a mix of camel, black and gray. If you’re a fan of tailored, classic and timeless pieces, take note of pieces you’ll have to have come fall.
The action from both sides of two runways was a visual that I won’t forget and you get to see it in the video below.
The annual Aids Services of Austin fashion show is a much anticipated event every year. The nearly 30 minute show was full of fun fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue and Men’s Wearhouse. Several restaurants were on site and provided some great food and attendees took to the tables for some fun “non” gambling…gambling and was a fitting theme, “Viva Las Vegas Monte Carlo”.
Emcees for the event were Todd Boatwright, News 8 Austin’s morning anchor and Rachel Elsberry from Pickie Pie Productions. This was a prime fundraiser for the organization and money raised from the event will provide services for more than 10,000 needy Austinites who are HIV positive and those with AIDS. Services include food, prevention, education and counseling services.
The collection for Fall 2010 by Issac Mizrahi certainly did not disappoint. The music was a modern, upbeat piano composition and once the models hit the runway you felt instantly that the venue was in holiday spirit. The fur hoods and sparkle details will make anyone feel ready for an evening out on the town. The silver, grey and black theme was strong in his collection, much like many we saw. About half way through the show a light dusting of snow floated onto the catwalk. Truly magical. Enjoy this sophisticated, elegant and very wearable collection.
The Christian Siriano fashion show was one of THE shows to see at fashion week. This Project Runway winner seems to have a draw that many only wish to have. Every time I turned around, there was a segment airing featuring this young designer.
In comparison from Siriano’s Spring collection, this show was in my opinion a very clean and more wearable collection. Most of the pieces were in black with a few in a deep navy and the accent color in shades of magenta and eggplant. The romantic soft ruffle accents were strong in many of the pieces as well as black sparkle voile tops. The final show stopper gown was similar to one from Spring 2010, but this one was in vibrant fushia. Wow.
On a special local note, Alan Ruiz from Jackson Ruiz salon and two of his team members from the salon, assisted with the hair for this show.
The inspiration for Jill’s collection for Fall 2010 had a slight military look, several in double breasted and done in a chic European meets Scottish schoolgirl look. Some of the pieces included a stunning red coat with over-sized scarf, over the knee boots, a pop of purple short ruched dress and long maxi coats which reminded me of the 70′s (I loved mine…had a zipper to make it short!) The dresses are still short and accessories are bold with belts getting wider and around the waist.
The venue, the New York Public Library, was a perfect fashion backdrop for this collection. Enjoy!
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is a celebrity venue magnet. It seemed every time we turned around, there was a celebrity walking out or walking into a venue for a show. Here are some of the shots we acquired while on “celebrity sighting” duty.
We also had a great spot at the Jill Stuart runway show to watch these young actresses viewing the collection.
Jessica Szohr – Gossip Girl
Annalynne McCord – 90210
Roxy Olin – The City
Michelle Trachtenberg – Mercy
Mena Suvari – Actress from American Pie and American Beauty
The Style 360 event, sponsored by Elle Magazine, is an offsite event planned during Fashion Week to draw the press to cover various designers and collections that don’t show at the Tents. The press showed up in full force because of the popularity of the name…Kardashian.
bebe has teamed up with the famous sisters to create a popular line predominately inspired by the clothing worn by the girls in their weekly reality series. The line will be available in bebe stores in February. The collection was young, hip with a little bit of edge and very short…did you expect anything else?
The venue was jammed with photographers to not only snap a shot of Kim Kardashian, but several reality starlets, including Jennifer Farley, aka “JWoww” Farly from Jersey Shore and Caroline and Dina from Housewives of New Jersey. Jay Manuel from America’s Next Top Model and Adrienne Bailon (Rob Kardashian’s former girlfriend) also made a fashion appearance to support the Kardashian crew.
Want to know what it’s like to attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City? Well, come along for an exclusive tour behind the scenes of Fashion Week! From the daily train ride into the city to surviving the press pit, we’re showing you what it’s REALLY like to have a press pass to one of the most coveted events on earth!
Arriving at Grand Central Station for New York Fashion Week
Ready, Set, Go! Braving the Fashion Week Blizzard!
Bryant Park – The Last Fashion Week and Covered in Snow!
The Fashion Week Blizzard of 2010!
The Day Before Fashion Week – REALLY Behind the Scenes!
Fashion Week Sponsor – Dao Chloe Dao for Nuo – Bags Preformed at Beautifully as They Looked!
Cheryl & Melissa on the Train After Their First Day in New York
You’ve heard Heidi Klum say, “in the fashion biz, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out.” Unfortunately, for a large amount of us waiting to shoot the show, photo organizers were not able to cram anyone else into one more inch of space on the risers. For me, I like to take one bad situation and turn it around and make it work to my advantage.
SO, as Melissa and I were in a holding pen for the next collection, I noticed all the folks leaving the Project Runway show and so I grabbed the camera and got some opinions about the show. I also learned that there were 10 collections total shown to help decoy the actual finalists, AND the show took more than an hour to complete.
I did catch a glimpse of Anthony’s and Seth’s collection from the lobby and my pick is Anthony. WOW! Elegant, sleek and somehow he made an 80′s prom dress look modern and sophisticated. He used a purple that is a really deep magenta…beautiful. Seth’s collection was edgy, tailored and he used mostly red and black.