It's that time again: when ragweed allergens and cakey runway makeup wage an unsightly war for possession of your face. New York Fashion Week began on Wednesday and if any theme has emerged so far, it's "get out of New York." True -- Gotham compiles every culture, and so our own can never really ... More >>
A pop-up market made exclusively for him
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 >>
The fashion industry is nothing if not intense. Thousands of designers churn out new collections each season, while a host of glossy-magazine editors and industrious bloggers traipse from show to show, awarding their seals of approval to the worthy. A lot of cutthroat stuff goes down in the proces ... More >>
The latest up-and-coming designers hit Williamsburg
Starting September 6, Fashion Week will bring an explosion of couture and hauteur to Lincoln Center and other venues, and it's best that you know what to do about it or you could get sucked into a giant Dust Buster and shot into the trash with all the other discarded sequins. Here are the rules: ... More >>
Tavi rolls out her first book
Raging is fine for boxing matches, but not for friendships. I've always been amazed when a friend explodes in fury at something I've allegedly done, their screaming and sputtering never leading to any intelligent discussion or healthy conclusion. Once, a friend sent a long, capital-letters letter ... More >>
View the cherry blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The latest looks by local designers
Fashion Week has been such an incredible whirlwind for me! I went to one whole show! (Charlotte Ronson, which was fabulous.) But the 40 minutes before the show was enough to fill a lifetime of fashionable scrapbooks.
While her husband hawks underwear -- as well he should -- Victoria Beckham has become a rising star in the high-end fashion world. She's bringing her stuff back to New York's own Fashion Week in a matter of days, and she's also dressing various stars for the real Fashion Week, i.e., the imminent Os ... 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 >>
Where the wild things are
style.comL.A.M.B.If there were a venn diagram of the final three shows we saw for Fashion Week, the central overlap would simply read "these are clothes" - because beyond the very basic scale of function, these designers had absolutely nothing in common in terms of aesthetic, quality, or succ ... More >>
Meteorologist Ron Trotta and Schmitty the Weather DogIt's a cliché to refer to the Christopher Guest mockumentary when talking about dog shows and dog lovers, but there was a point Monday morning after Meteorologist Ron Trotta put miniature sunglasses on Schmitty, his weather-predicting York ... More >>
The Runway Rundown 1. With only five contestants left, and a limp challenge receding into the distance (Andy's winning Lululemon knockoff was immediately co-opted without pay by Heidi Klum for Grey and Listless Athletic Wear), this week's Project Runway challenge is a welcome return to two s ... More >>
David WentworthCushnie et Ochs Attending the spring collections is always like a good, stern reminder not to go overboard on the holiday cookies. It's virtually impossible not to see a collection without some bare stomachs or bare breasts or bare backsides, and we got to see all three at Vena ... More >>
And then there were four. And then there was Fashion Week. And then there was indisputably no justice in this cold, dark, malicious universe. Also, there were gloves.
And so it has come to this. After a season of sequins and spangles and bitchery--oh my!--the last challenge before Project Runway's Bryant Park finale has to be epic, a worthy encapsulation of these ragtag dreamers' weary journey to the white tents and glory beyond. It must be in deference t ... More >>
So Sebastian Bach saved Axl Rose from being attacked by a maniac with a blade the other night at the Gramercy Hotel's Rose Bar. "Nobody is getting anywhere near my man Axl Rose with a knife," said the one-time Skid Row frontman, and from his position atop a banquet, he summoned security to cast wh ... More >>
Stacey Anderson Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B. fashion show Milk Studios Thursday, February 11 Somewhere in here is a trenchant quip about Gwen Stefani getting "all tied up," but it is out of deep, California sisterhood that I will not sink to it.
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 >>
In the week a chipped tooth kept Lil Wayne out of jail and a secretive, proprietary Billboard chart made a success out of his new, abysmal Rebirth, we pulled our Paul Wall grills out of the closet, just in case. You never know when your hood pass might get pulled, you know? Care for a Sightings p ... More >>
And Fashion Week is off to a helluva disturbing start.
So guys, we got it wrong--the tiny genocide of a fur coat Amber Rose sported at fashion week in Paris? It was not mink or chinchilla, as we guessed. It was lynx. You know: these guys. For this honor, PETA dubbed Rose Kanye's "sleazy sidekick," quoted "All Falls Down" ("The prettiest people do ... More >>
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow awards like Best Blow Job and Best Literally Underground Cabaret Show on our favorite things about the city. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name a few of their favorite local things. He's the fi ... More >>
The Ronson collection. Photo by David Wentworth. Seven months ago, designer Charlotte Ronson delivered a mediocre (at best) Fall collection at Bryant Park, as her DJing twin sister Samantha reined above in the sound booth while her girlfriend, tabloid princess Lyndsay Lohan, had a seat in ... 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 >>
Helena Christensen and Rachel Roy on team Whitney It's Fashion Week, that antiquated remnant of more prosperous New York times, here to defy the recession once more. Last night, Rachel Roy's sedate Fall 2009 show began the festivities at the IAC Building with class and sophistication. Voice editor ... More >>
That's right, folks. I may not exactly be any kind of journalist, but I am definitely a fucking lipstick. According to Stephen Saban's wonderful blog, WOW Report, club kid killer Michael Alig just sent a letter to his friend James St. James from jail and in it he included a sheet from a fashion maga ... More >>
Daniel Saynt of Fashionindie (the folks who earlier brought us that Brooklyn Bridge runway show) reveals designer Rick Owens' new line of what Saynt calls "nunnery wear." "Has Rick Owens finally reinvented the nun for a new generation?" he asks. Superfuture Supertalk had this in previews; "There is ... More >>
The catwalks, the clothes, the chit-chat: "Which of the Palin men do you think is cutest?"
Now that everyone and their pilattes instructor has seen the Sex and the City movie, can we talk about how there should maybe have been some cooler downtowny (or even uptowny) types in cameos, like the show used to have? Oh, well, at least I did spot riotous rock chick Bridget Everett—who turned m ... More >>
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