Sunday, February 28, 2010

The black and the red

I'll keep posting photos from fashion week that I like. I love the zipper accents on the belt and that all her accents are red.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Man Fur

I'm not a huge fur advocate but it's undeniably big again. I do love his pale peachy pink eyeglass frames and how he's looking somewhat askance at the camera. And the two together are a nice pair.

Friday, February 26, 2010

We Are All Made of Stars

Or so says Moby. Whether this is true or not, I do know some of us look like stars. Like these 3 here. There glasses look like Stevie Boi's and I love the hair on the girl's with its slightly punk/new wave flavor.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The New York Times just found out what we already knew...

So on the front page and deep inside the Thursday Styles section of the New York Times are photos of friends that I featured in the Bon Bon video that I put up a few days ago. The article states that people are dressing up more to go out in a way that they haven't since (gasp) the Eighties! Not that it wasn't a cute article but...isn't this what I've been saying and showing for the past year and more? Where's my New York Times by-line? Well here's 3 more bits of NYC nightlife eye-candy. Yummy and no calories.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

FW Favorite: Katie Gallagher

I'm going to focus on a few different shows I went to over the course of the week on Style Defined and I'm starting with Katie Gallagher. Her FW 10 collection is called, "The Heart of the Woods and What I Found There."  And  she says My inspiration for the collection came originally, by a landscape painting that I created as well as my pencil/line drawings. The collection is very focused on wrapping and layering the curves of the female body with non traditional patternmaking and tailoring. See more from her show and read my thoughts here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The pink and the blonde

Okay, I'm on this total pink and gold kick right now. Or correction: I realize how much of it I'm seeing. Love the tulle over the skirt and the black leather cuffs on the wrists. I just wonder what she'd look like with an edgier haircut...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Bon Bon Catwalk - Preview Edition

Okay, not a regular post but this is a mini-movie of a longer movie I'm in the process of making -all from still photos taken at Vandam and Greenhouse. After fashion week I realized here is where I see the best fashion and style. Starring Kenny Kenny, Amanda Lepore, Jordan Fox, Malik so Chic, Ladyfag and more.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Punky in Pink

I'm not quite sure what she is wearing...but it looks like football gear. Even so it's architectural nature is right on trend. And when you add it to the rest of her outfit; the silver top, fishnet hose, platform shoes, studded glasses and super glittery lips she looks like a back up for Lady Gaga. Or a rock star in her own right.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Fashion Week Thoughts

Mostly people write about the shows and I'll be doing that as well but here are a few other observations on the week.
1. Despite the prevalence of black, neon is coming back. Particularly hot pink and acid yellow/green.
Here are 3 looks from the parties and as we all know, fashion gets its cues from the street.

From the runway at the Richie Rich show. The clothes are black and white but neon was in the styling.

2. Shaved sides are big. So get out your razor already!
See what I'm talking about?

Imitation on the runway of Park Choon Moo

Again at the Christian Siriano show.

3. Children ran rampant this fashion week.

So fashionable, so precious, so annoying. Did you hear about the 5 year old blogger? The fashion world is showing their insecurity by pandering to children and frankly it's ridiculous. Me, I am not overly fond of children. Period. And unless they have a paycheck and the stature for the clothes I fail to see why they are everywhere. Shoo! shoo! little people!

4. It doesn't matter how bad your clothes are if you can get Pamela Anderson on your runway.
After an interminable wait (to the point that the photographers in the pit started booing) and ultimate disorganization the Richie Rich show finally began. And overall it was a joke.However when I Googled his show the next day to see if others agreed with me all that came up was Pam, Pam, Pam. So if nothing else I have to give this former club kid props for knowing what to show to get the press...and it has nothing to do with clothes.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Stevie Boi at the Soho Grand

Stevie Boi at the Soho Grand
So last night at the Soho Grand we had an insane end of fashion week party with the designer of customized sunglasses, Stevie Boi (shown here with friends) as a special guest. The place was so packed it ended up being shut down early but not before everyone had a chance to chill out. I love the insane shoulders on the jacket and the traveling star tattoo as well as the hairstyle reminiscent of Prince circa 1999 -only perhaps a little bigger!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

picture perfect with a bow on top

Well today is the last day of fashion week and I promise within the next few weeks will be many more photos as well as my thoughts on the madness. Tonight, however I will be celebrating at the Soho Grand along with Niko Liakaris, Brian Stanziale -from Sloane NY, Stevie Boi and more.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Because The Blonds-and their friends- have more Fun!

Last night I was one of the fortunate few who was able to attend The Blonds show. If you're not familiar with them (shame on you! ;)) Phillipe and David Blond have created some of the looks worn by the likes of Britney Spears and Rihanna in performance. They are determinedly over-the-top in their aesthetic and, while I'm as much a fan of deconstructed black as the next New Yorker, their colorful edgy glamour mixed with a good dose of humor (love this "lion" coat)has brought a much needed relief from the earnest seriousness elsewhere.
This dress and the spiky multiple rings are great examples of their combination this season of sexiness with a dangerous quality. I will definitely be adding more photos from the show but wanted to give you a preview today.

And with these designers you can expect a theatrical crowd. Along with some of my nightlife favorites that you've seen on Style Defined such as Malik so Chic and Jordan Fox there was J. Alexander (aka "Miss J" by ANTM fans) playing around with a gorgeous friend. The lace detailing on her dress is divine.


And I love the multi-colored polish and jems on his fingers...his own rainbow in the palm of his hand.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fine Looking Fellows

Fashion Week brings out the best dressed of both is the infamous dandy Patrick McDonald who has recently dipped his toe into reality TV land with friends. I imagine his actual reality is far more interesting than any television show could reveal.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I ♥ Katie Gallagher

I just came from the Katie Gallagher show and, along with the Park Choon Moo show this has been one of my favorites so far. The models were little "mini-me's" of Katie in terms of hair and make up and the clothes were her signature mix of textures and layers that are also very body conscious. I'll be doing a longer review with more photos soon but wanted to post one now.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

2 in the Tents

The tents always attract those who are a bit more unique in their dress: case in point is stylist Shail Upadhya wearing a jacket with a Miro print and pants with a Klee print. A refreshing bit of color.

This woman stays on trend in black, black and more black but adds a headpiece that is attention getting and Lady Gaga worthy.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fashion Week so Far

I had this plan to write my thoughts on fashion week so far but the truth of the matter is I don't have time at the moment so it will have to wait! Yesterday I went to 3 shows at the tent followed by the amazing Seven party at the Tribeca Grand. The shows were okay and the party was great. Really looking forward to shows today: AAU which is often overlooked but which consistently has some exciting looks, Park Choon Moo - from Seoul Korea, and Sinister's debut collection - a couple of kids from the Midwest who somehow have managed to be showing downtown during fashion week. So a bit more of the emerging markets and less of the blue chip today...and of course a party afterwards.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Keith Haring Foundation/Patricia Field/Susanne Bartsch Party

Last night was the first great party of Fashion Week held at the new club in the basement of the Hudson Hotel. And if anyone doubts that 2010 is the new 1983 they only needed to attend this soiree to get the memo. The usual suspects of nightlife frivolity were there and many were decked out in homage to Keith Haring. I'll post more photos soon but have to run now to make it to the Christian Siriano show. xoxo

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another couple of kids in sailor hats

Clearly a theme that evening. But as the saying works if you work it!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ain't that America...

I'm sure it was unintentional but this couple is all about the red white and blue. And the gold tie and sunglasses at night add the perfect bit of requisite glam.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Brooklyn Kids

Are they really from Brooklyn? Okay, not sure but she does have the requisite round oversized frames and long dark hair with bangs...but we won't hold that against her because she seems rather nice. And I like her zebra print top. And his hat. GREAT hat and you can find similar ones on Canal Street for $5 which is always a good thing.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Two Fabulous

These are my friends Parker & River. They're brilliant. And we're doing a photoshoot this Sunday. Right, Parker & River???

Thursday, February 4, 2010

nothing clever here today

I mean in the title. I am a bit over tired right now so am out of clever thoughts. Forgive me. So I give you a stylish blonde instead. Can't go wrong with that, can you?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Q + A with Tr3y Stylez


Fashion week is almost upon us and if you're like me, you find yourself awake at 2:30 in the morning wondering, "What am I going to wear?" After all, fashion week is a bit like going to a week long high school reunion - if your highschool was full of freakishly fashionable gay people and their straight compatriots. So you don't want to the wear the same thing twice and you want to change from day to evening and be able to be on your feet 20 hours a day. And if you are milling about the tents of Bryant Park, whether you admit it or not you want to be noticed for your chic, unique discerning sense of style. And that's where someone like Tr3y Stylez comes in: With his own offbeat, slightly eccentric style, Tr3y Stylez has an uncanny ability to put together interesting combinations. And not the generic West Coast "idea" of style ala certain celebu-stylists which make all 24 year old girls look like Stepford Wives in training, but style that feels authentic and individual and, well...New York. Learn more about Tr3y Stylez here.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

color me green

This boy is too cute to be scowling! But whatevs...I am so so SO over the pants belted below the ass (maybe because I live in Brooklyn where even the 6 year olds in my neighborhood dress this way) but I like what's on top - the hair -cut & color and on the bottom -the white Doc Martens- so we'll let the pants slide. Oh and nice accessorizing too!

Monday, February 1, 2010

What to wear on laundry day

You know how on laundry day you end up wearing left over clothing? The t-shirt that is kind of blah or the sweats with oil stains? (No, I don't either) But if you are a poor soul like this you could use some of the ingenuity shown here. This dress is a laundry bag! Belted, pinned and on the town. Oh, and the puffiness that gives it a subtle bubble skirt? A carefully arranged sheet! We ♥ the mind that comes up with this!