Tuesday, February 22, 2011
My old alma mater Harper's Bazaar has just released a retrospective of cover images from the past 140 years in glossy magazine form. I snagged one immediately — not only is it a great look at the mag's storied history, but it's beautiful enough for a coffee table (but only like $10). Love.
This Saturday marked the debut of Butler & Claypool, the DC-based retail/design collection I've launched with five other fash-savvy friends. The idea is to bring pop-up shopping, local design/art talent, music, food, drinks and cool people together on a regular basis around the city. Our preview event, a vintage pop-up shop of carefully curated retro finds, was a big hit, if I do say so myself. More than one person announced, "This feels just like Brooklyn!" (Could be the American Ice Co.'s amazing exposed brick walls), which, as a former Brooklynite, I took as a very big compliment.
Here are just a few snaps I took...
staging area: my miniscule apartment hallway...
trucking -- er, vanning -- the goods over to American Ice Co. in the early morn...
stuff! pretty stuff!
Monday, February 21, 2011
At Lucky mag's Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference a few weeks ago, J.Crew's amazing Jenna Lyons was the closing speaker of the day. She gave us a sneak peek of the company's "J.Crew Goes to Italy" videos, the first of which -- About a Shoe -- has just debuted on their website. It is short and fun and pretty and you should watch it. That is all.
*Not kidding. Not at all.
Truthfully, the tough part is buying the magazine without throwing anything else in the shopping cart with it. Like you, perfect hot pink Marc by Marc clutch. Or you, phenomenal Tom Binns cuff. Or, sigh, you, absolutely amazing McQueen spring collection. Stop tempting me.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
the red carpet stays clean before the show...New York Fashion Week kicked off kicked off Wednesday with the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show, in which celebs strut the catwalk to help raise awareness about heart disease. The Heart Truth just happens to be a client, so we were lucky enough to work part backstage for most of the night, helping fellow bloggers connect with the night's "models," including Dita Von Teese (we. die.), Eve (teensy) and Giuliana Rancic (teensier, and kind of awesome and hilarious).
It is not every day we get an all-access pass to Fashion Week backstage, so we took major advantage of it. We tweeted up a storm, and snapped a ton of pix about what things were like behind the stage. Most of all, we had a blast. A good cause and a good time? Cheers to that.
the staff scurry around in their bright red scarves
the calm backstage before the storm
vacuuming up the red carpet before the louboutins hit
audrina patridge (+ reality show crew) has her makeup done by bobbi brown
eve checks out the swarovski gems
backstage = no longer calm. no longer walkable, either.
setting up the fashion show tent
my favorite dress: eva amurri in chris benz
giuliana rancic = super-animated!
the red carpet, after the rush
the catwalk in full effect
the dresses come off, to be auctioned for charity
the red carpet = rolled up and ready for next year
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Prada's bold stripes are pretty much my favorite look for spring (tied with deluge of bright pink that's already all over stores), but I think they may have even trumped themselves with their banana-print pieces. Not since Chiquita has bedecking yourself in yellow fruit looked so quirky/cool/fab.
Of course, I still wouldn't kick the stripes out of bed.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I've been stockpiling vintage finds for months and months (and months) in anticipation of the upcoming preview party for Butler & Claypool. If you're in DC and you love vintage, then you are cordially invited to come shop and hang out and have fun:
When: Sat., Feb. 19: 11am-3:30pm
Where: American Ice Co., 917 V St. NW, DC
What: Vintage finds at good prices, plus music + cocktails + fab people
RSVP via Facebook: Here!
I'm at Lucky mag's first Fashion and Beauty Blog conference today (p.m. powwow with Jenna Lyons! Eeeee.) and am loving their spread in the March issue featuring fashion bloggers. (That's All the Pretty Birds, above.) Stay tuned for more tidbits from the conference. I'm feeling inspired to blog more already...