Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Get Your Phyl: Online Trunk Show Oct. 1-7

Bright and Bold on the Runways

A noticeable trend on the runways for Spring ’09 was the bright pops of color across the board. Déjà vu. I looked back in my “inspirations” folder and found photos of women sporting the look this past spring in NYC. Glad to see stylish women always ahead of the trends!

Spring '09 on the runway (left to right: Ely Kishimoto, Devi Kroell, Josh Goot, Alexander Wang)

Spring '08 on stylish women about town

(Photos from Style.com)

Monday, September 29, 2008

More Store Openings in the News

Two new indie designer stores are opening on the lower east side in New York City. Lois Eastlund will open her new shop at 153 Ludlow St. in mid- October. She will be carrying her eponymous line of dresses, tunics, and mini-skirts as well as jewelry and handbags from other indie designers. Yumi Kim has officially opened her flagship at 105 Stanton St. today. Her pretty and feminine collection hangs with vintage in a soft setting.

[photo courtesy of nymag.com]

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation

Follow in the footsteps of past recipiants, Zac Posen, Rodarte, Erin Featherston, and Alexander Wang with the 2009 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Contest. Ecco Domani Wines created the Fashion Foundation to support the talents of emerging (or Unsung as we like to call them) designers. Each year 7 designers are chosen to showcase their collections during New York's Fall Fashion Week. A grant of $25,000 is awarded to help produce the show. Click here to discover more about this generous foundation and to learn more about the contest criteria. Hurry! The deadline is Oct. 3, 2008!

[ Photo: Alexander Wang Fall '08. Courtesy of eccodomani.com]

September 25, 2008
Sohung Designs Boutique Opens Today

We've always been a fan of Sohung. We remember when he was at the Young Designers Market. Now he's got his own place in the East Village. They grow up so fast.

Today is opening day and you can save 20% from noon-10pm.

Sohung Designs Boutique
312 E. 9th Street b/t 1st & 2nd Aves.
info: 347-564-3551

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Loud Looks From London

London fashion week is always full of wow! The Spring '09 collections did not disappoint. Here is a small sampling of some loud looks from London. Left to right clockwise: Christopher Kane, House of Holland, Temperley, and Nathan Jenden.
[photos: nymag.com]

Friday, September 19, 2008

NY Spring '09 Fashion Week Faves

From L to R: Erin Featherston: clean, fluid, light; L'Wren Scott: elegant, Victorian, Rock 'n Roll; Phi: clean, graphic, edgy; Peter Som: soft, pale, tailored chic.

Photos courtesy of style.com

Are You a Wangster?

Just had to share this post from Refinery 29 by way of I Am Ashleigh. They’ve given us a global “photo definition of this stylish neologism” inspired by Alexander Wang. And you see? Like Ashleigh, you can take a designer look you love and recreate it!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rude Boy Golf Style at Lacoste

I’m loving the hot rude boy golf looks for men at Lacoste. And how cute are the golf shoes with kilties? I’m pulling out my Footjoys.


Speaking of Marc Jacobs, he really redeemed himself for Spring 09. The fact that I hated his Fall 08 collection is more of a testament to his creative genius—because he has the ability to design with such range. The reason I love this collection?  It’s got the indie vibe.  This eclectic girl could be from anywhere, and anyone can achieve this look.  It’s about layering short over long, mix-matching prints, and accessorizing like crazy! And it’s about having fun with your closet.  Stop saying you have nothing to wear.  Many of these items are already in your closet (or mom’s or grandma’s). Others can be found in thrift stores.  By the way that skirt Marc’s wearing looks like one indie darling Prizy Sebastian sold at Unsung years ago.  (photos courtesy of style.com)



Babeland’s 15th Anniversary Party: Seattle (tonight!) & NYC (9/28)

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Seattle: Thursday, September 18, 7-10PM at 707 Pike Street (on Capitol Hill)

Babeland’s Co-Founder Rachel Venning will be interviewed by Dan Savage to find out what sexy secrets, tips, anecdotes, and juicy gossip she has acquired in the last 15 years! Then enjoy burlesque stars Miss Indigo Blue, The Von Foxies, Fuchsia Foxxx and more. Please RSVP at 206-328-2914 or seattle.rsvp@babeland.com.

New York: Sunday, September 28, 3-7 PM 43 at Mercer Street

Babeland puts the carnal in carnival as we turn Babeland New York into a playground for adults. Play games! Win prizes! DJ Primate will spin! RSVP at 212-966-2120.

(Thanks to BUST Magazine for this tip!)

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Most Anticiptated: Rodarte

One of the most innovative labels in fashion, Rodarte’s use of color and texture wows me every time.  I was so in love with their Fall 08 collection I couldn’t wait to see Spring.  While the ready to wear line is not exactly wearable, they didn’t disappoint with their ethereal aesthetic. As always, love the legwear! (photos from style.com

A look from Spring 2009

A look from Fall 2008