The first day of Fashion Week kicked off with major attitude, and not from the fashionista wannabes trying to sneak into front-row-seating, but from collections that included chains, leather, anti-girly models in caps.
Gilded Age, known for their cool denim and sportswear, hosted a rumble, of sort ... More >>
Shortly after Araceli Cruz and Steven Thrasher told the story of Maria Montealegre, a mother of four who faces eviction for standing up to her landlord, an online campaign has been organized to save the family from homelessness.
Remember that Montealegre's landlord Moshe Samova -- ranked 12th on ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today, Araceli Cruz and Steven Thrasher tell the tale of landlord Moshe Samovha's bad Upper Manhattan building and the lone resident who fought for better living conditions: "This is a landlord who has acted with impunity for decades, content to let the city repair his bo ... More >>
Imagine being lost in Mexico City. Perhaps an uneasiness notion to some, but for designer Christian Cota it's a kaleidoscope world full of alluring mystic, and romance. So naturally we went along for the ride.
The 30-year-old designer took us on quite an adventure on a bitter cold Saturday morning ... More >>
Araceli Cruz"If my parents told me I was born in an art gallery, I would think that's awesome," artist Marni Kotak says as she sits in a rocking chair at Microscope Gallery, the 500-square-foot carpeted space where she'll have her baby in the next couple of weeks. We visited Kotak at the gal ... More >>
"Oh, I get it, Fashion Week is like Comic-Con," someone obviously not in the fashion world said to us. After we got over the "How dare you mock fashion?" notion, we realized he was right. Fashion Week is much like the the annual comic book convention in which comic geeks dres ... More >>
Araceli CruzThe usual suspects Runway shows are a funny thing. From the time the first model hits the catwalk until the last, the show takes approximately 12 minutes. But for about 45 minutes, pre-showtime, the waiting room consists of people-watching, more specifically celeb-watching. The de ... More >>
Araceli CruzModels allowed to party while workingMexican designer Paola Hernandez is a genius! We love her for taking us out of the Lincoln Center tents, to high above Chelsea at Hotel Americano's rooftop terrace. Was she trying to bribe us with cocktails and lounge chairs? Who cares! That's ... More >>
Araceli CruzShe was happy a second agoWhile today is officially the first day of Fashion Week, tons of designers featured presentations yesterday, and we were there bright and early even in the dreary weather. Most people care less about fashion and more about the spectacle, but we consider o ... More >>
Araceli CruzBless that Christian Siriano; he does not know how to whisper. The Project Runway alumnus unveiled his kind of restraint on Thursday evening at Lincoln Center with an initially inky collection: every dress was a variation on black, allowing the emphasis to fall on playful variatio ... More >>
Araceli CruzTim Gunn must have needed the extra-strength dosage after Thursday morning's Project Runway Season 8 finale show. Midway through the carefully orchestrated hoodwink hour of 10 contestants' collections (seven the ringers, three the true finalists, in standard Runway fashion), the L ... More >>
On Saturday, the Daily News predicted that around one million people worldwide would gather to protest the Arizona immigration law designed to inconvenience the lives of every brown person in the state. According to many opponents, the bill is reminiscent of a police state and invites racial ... More >>
Araceli CruzActress Sophia Bush at Rebecca Taylor
It's rare to see people walk out of a fashion show, but that is indeed what happened at Rebecca Taylor--but only because the Salon tent in Bryant Park was so overcrowded Sunday afternoon that even those standing couldn't see a thing.
We're ... More >>
Going once... going twice... sold!Discussed: Duckie Brown, Native Son, Cynthia Steffe, Michael Angel
It's now day two of Fashion Week mayhem and we've already experienced major hearing loss thanks to last night's Patti Smith's set at the LNA after party, and almost passed out at the slew of ... More >>
Julian Casablancas at Terminal 5 a few weeks back. Photo by Araceli Cruz.The concert-promotion and ticket-sales aggregator website Pollstar recently compiled a list of the "Top 100 Worldwide Club Venues" on which Terminal 5 ranked a shocking #3. The result surprised even Pollstar--"When a New ... More >>
Voice Editors Stacey Anderson, Angela Ashman, Eudie Pak, and Araceli Cruz combed the streets for Fashion's Night Out from Fifth Avenue to Soho, in search of good deals and free drinks. Araceli and Stacey wrap-up the evening in their usual gChat banter:
AC: How many glasses of champagne did ... More >>
The Costume Institute's latest exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum is "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion," sponsored by Marc Jacobs. The outlandish exhibition captures the evolution of fashion models from the last half of the 20th century while also delving into fashion photography, clothing, and ... More >>
It's been a long fashion week. Voice editors Araceli Cruz and Stacey Anderson say goodbye.
Stacey AndresonBest model at Betsey Johnson
AC: Ok, I'm sad. I feel my life becoming ordinary again.
SA: And I'm sick. It is so exhausting, this fabulousness.
AC: That's what happens when you cover a gazil ... More >>
Credit: Stacey Anderson
Voice editors Stacey Anderson and Araceli Cruz are reporting all weekend from fashion week, that bizarre New York spectacle of pre-recession bonkers insanity.
AC: As the line of pubescent men march down the runway at Richard Chai's Fall ... More >>