Thursday, September 30, 2010

On the agenda

MOVE! MoMa PS1 from V Magazine on Vimeo.

Fashion's Night Out recap

So I didn't come close to hitting everything on my list, which is fine; I did get to most of my priorities. At Calvin Klein I had some white wine and a near run-in with a perfect $800 black blazer; the brilliant Francisco Costa was there, along with Marilyn Minter. I didn't stay for the Bryan Adams performance, but his photos were beautiful! Emporio Armani had some fabulous, if impractically hued, fur wraps (pictured above). There were some delicious nibbles at Guiseppe Zanotti, and abundant champagne (if little else) at the upper Madison Longchamp. I stopped by the opening of Derek Lam's sleek new slice of a store uptown before taking the 6 down to his SoHo one.

I ran into Jane Aldridge on Crosby Street and gushed my fandom to her; she was expectedly charming and polite. At Derek there were Maryna Linchuk, refreshments, a photo booth and a fabulous gold sequined bootie, and we had some fun with the SANAA-designed mirrors in the fitting room. Last stop was my friend Blake's Ferality Show in my neighborhood on Clinton Street, where we arrived for the tail end of a raucous party. Another successful FNO, to be sure! I didn't buy anything, but I think I do enough of that on a regular basis to keep Anna happy.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Taken away

I was quite taken with Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park. Public art is really my favorite, and this is an engaging, transformative piece. You can't really be around it and not be mesmerized--transported--for a moment or two, and that is the magic in good public art. Read more on it here - this is only one half of it!

photo yours truly

A Tribute to Joan Smalls, S/S'11

Marc Jacobs, New York

Salvatore Ferragamo, Milan

Gucci, Milan

Dolce & Gabbana, Milan

Narciso Rodriguez, New York

Pucci, Milan

Versace, Milan

Bottega Veneta, Milan

Hakaan, Paris

Jason Wu, New York

Proenza Schouler, New York

Derek Lam, New York

Alexander Wang, New York

Rag & Bone, New York


Chanel Iman

Joan Smalls

Abbey Lee Kershaw

Natasha Poly

These girls murdered the runway at Gucci. I will say, Frida really has that equestrian rock goddess thing down.

Friday, September 24, 2010


photos Purple Diary

Q guapos son

V Magazine had a party in Madrid at the Circulo de Bellas Artes (a gorgeous building!) co-hosted con los modelos españoles Jon Kortejena and Andres Veloncoso. Not a shabby pair.

photos V Mag


Gisele in the custom Calvin Klein Collection dress that was auctioned for $50,000 at the Brazil Foundation's Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Girls' night out!

CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour on Fashion's Night Out in New York City.

photo Cobrasnake

Thursday, September 23, 2010


That Francisco Costa, I tell you.

Michael Kors!

One thing I love about Michael Kors is that he's not really trying to do anything but what he does best- classic, glamorous, super-luxe American sportswear. His shows are always cheery and fresh, the clothes are easy and fabulous, and he takes me on wonderful vacations. I loved his spring show.

In his words, pictured above, "You spend the day at a glamorous beach, your mornings in the lushest gardens and you dance bare foot under the stars." Sounds about right to me!

runway photos WWD
directions photo V Magazine

Paul Smith

Paul Smith was gorgeous, luxurious and refined with a twist - as always.

photos Sartorialist

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Punk fabulous

Chris Bailey wasn't messing around with this spring collection for Burberry. A little trashy, maybe; definitely fabulous. But a little obvious? It's either very wise or a bit tired to follow the wildly coveted, amped-up shearling aviator for fall with a tricked out, punk-glam version of the motorcycle, another iconic jacket. Maybe the It Jacket is a smart, effective new way to draw attention and dollars to a label, season after season. We certainly saw that with Celine and the ubiquitous camel "investment coats."

In any case, these will be about $5,000 and I'm guessing every "it girl" in town will be dying for one (or its Topshop knockoff).

photos Purple Diary