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Click here for the New York Cool January/February 2014 Edition!

New York Cool is always receiving press releases about store openings and sample sales so we are going to post them on this page so our readers can be "in on the inside."

January 22, 2013

Pop Hat Shop
January 23-February 5, 2014
Custom work
Tuesday-Saturday 12-7
Sunday 12-6
GGrippo art+design

Handmade Fascinator

Long-time couture hat designer Lisa Shaub will set up shop till February 6th at our upstairs space. Right on the window.
Come meet her and her creations, they are all originals!

Custom orders
Lisa will be in the store for select hours, if you would like to work with her during that time, contact us at or call 212-965-9176.

Workshop with Lisa and GGrippo
From January 24th-January 25th Lisa Shaub and GGrippo will create together. Many of you may not know but Lisa and GGrippo had a clothing company in the 90's called Xielo. That was a long time ago and now they are looking at things with a new approach. Come by to watch the two at work and see what new ideas they come up with.

GGrippo art+design | 174 Grand St. at Bedford Ave.
L train to Bedford Ave
JMZ train to Marcy Ave.


January 18, 2014

Kiehl’s is proud to launch a special edition of the best-selling customer favorite, Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($46.00), with all proceeds to benefit Keep a Child Alive.

All proceeds from will benefit the charity, co-founded by Alicia Keys, which brings treatment, care and support to children and families affected by HIV. The special edition designed bottle includes an important call to action from Alicia Keys, echoing her continued drive to encourage everyone to use their voice for change and make a difference in the fight against AIDS. 72% of children who need HIV treatment are not receiving it. By purchasing the special edition Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, the public can join the movement and help get HIV treatment and loving care to children who need it most.

Buying one bottle of Midnight Recovery Concentrate helps Keep a Child Alive provide one month of HIV care, medicines, and love to a child living with HIV.

December 4, 2013

Rachel Comey Sanple Sale

Haven Coat - Retail $690, Sample Sale $345
Vignette Sweatshirt - Retail $426, Sample Sale $213
Crux Dress - Retail $345, Sample Sale $173
Tallow Jacket - Retail $449, Sample Sale $225

Asset tall ankle boots - Retail $495, Sample Sale $248
Typer ankle boots - Retail $449, Sample Sale $225
Prose ankle boots - Retail $449, Sample Sale $225

50% OFF FW13 retail prices
Bargain pricing on past season merchandise, such as $100 women's shoes and $75 men's shoes

Dates: December 12 (10am – 7pm), December 13 (10am – 7pm), December 14 (10am – 6pm) and December 15 (12pm – 5pm)
Location: 233 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012

November 5, 2013

Kerry Washington wearing Rubin Singer on last night’s episode of Scandal


Kerry Washington
October 31, 2013
Scandal, Episode 305: “More Cattle, Less Bull”

Description: in reference to the image below, Kerry Washington wore a Rubin Singer black and ecru 4ply silk gown ($3,875) on Thursday night’s episode of Scandal, available for purchase at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Full Episode:

September 30, 2013

Rachel Roy
Photo Credit Zimbio

Rachel Roy attended the Metropolitan Opera Season Opening in New York City on September 23rd, 2013. She was wearing the Rachel Roy Embroidered Lace Pencil Skirt from the Spring 2014 collection, Rachel Roy Rib Pullover from the Fall 2013 collection, Rachel Roy Jet Feather Embroidered Wool Felt Vest from the Pre-Fall 2011 collection, Manolo Blahnik Pumps, and Nancy Gonzalez Emerald Crocodile Clutch.

September 26, 2013

Malan Breton

Taiwan and the Smithsonian Museum Present Malan Breton
Spring 2014 Collection

Taiwan Tourism Bureau in New York partners with the Smithsonian Museum promoting Taiwan culture with "Celebrate Taiwan at Grand Central Terminal" this Saturday September 28 from 11 - 2 PM. Taiwan celebrity fashion designer Malan Breton has been invited to show his fashions as a part of the festivities. The Malan Breton Collection will be shown at 1 PM.

His Collection was previously shown during Fashion Week with MBFW at The Box at Lincoln Center. This is an opportunity for others to view the Asian inspired designs before they hit the stores.

The Malan Breton collection is inspired by a meeting of delicacy and strength ying and yang. "The strong Saville Row silhouettes of the 1960's British pops invasion meets the decadent romance of Won Kar Wei's film "In the Mood for Love", explains Malan.

The silhouettes are enhanced by opalescent fabrics, old world corsetry, rich brocades, organza, mylar, cashmere, embroideries, and mother of pearl, that give these collections a touch of glamour, romance, luxury,and strength.

September 18, 2013

BIG HUG from Cynthia Rowley

Hot on the heels of NYFW, fashion designer Cynthia Rowley released her latest short video, Big Hugs. Playing off Cynthia's love of practical jokes, she recreates that moment — a moment we've all experienced: when you think someone is waving at you and you wave back, only to be awkwardly ignored. With notable friends, including Bravo TV host Andy Cohen and the Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, Cynthia gets the last laugh. Watch how the designer mixes fun and fashion, and see who else you can spot!

Watch the video here:

September 17, 2013


Heidi Klum, Zac Posen, Nina Garcia, Kerry Washington
Project Runway
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014
The Theatre at Lincoln Center / New York City
September 6, 2013
Photo Credit: Janet Mayer /


Lynn Yaeger and Mickey Boardman
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014
Jason Wu Fashion Show
Skylight Soho, 275 Hudson Street / New York City
September 6, 2013
Photo Credit: Wild1 / PR Photos


August 2, 2013



July 30, 2013


In celebration of the fourth annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR, a multi-day, multi-stop, charitable motorcycle ride, July 31-August 8, 2013, Kiehl’s is proud to introduce Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve.

UltimateHandSalve_Charity_FinalThe classic moisture treatment is packaged for the first time in a jumbo-sized tube, adorned with a red cap in honor of amfAR. 100% of the net profits will benefit amfAR.

Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve ($28.50) will be available at your local Kiehl’s Freestanding Store starting July 31.

June 17, 2013

Malan Breton and Emma Snowdon-Jones
Photo Credit: Sandy Ramirez

Grammy Nominee, FGI Award Winner and New York City Socialites Join Malan Breton as he Celebrates Birthday at Kristalbelli

A great time was had by several of Malan Breton's friends at Kristalbelli on Saturday night in their private dining room. Guests included:fashion model Natasha Ohl, FGI award winner designer Loris Diran, the beautiful Emma Snowdon-Jones, Television costume designer Veritee Hill, and Grammy nominated singer Sacha Boutros, here in NYC for her singing engagement on Friday and Saturday night at Kitano.

A restaurant known for their Korean BBQ Malan's guests enjoyed a multitude of courses including various cuts of BBQ steak.

The intimate group closed the restaurant on Saturday night but not before an array of green tea red bean rice cakes a rainbow of pastel confections and last but not least the chocolate Ganache birthday cake. Happy birthday Malan.

See Malan's designs for Fall Winter/@013

From the House of Toi:

We are proud to announce that our beloved Zang Toi is being conferred the highest honorary title of Datuk in conjunction with the birthday of Malaysia’s King, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

Zang Toi, a Malaysian who founded a New York-based fashion empire in 1989, was knighted in recognition for his contribution and services to the country.

The Datukship is the latest accolade Zang has received.

He was the winner of Mouton-Cadet Young Designer Award in 1990 that put his career onto the Haute Fashion map.

It truly is a day of celebration at the House of Toi!

See Zang's designs for Fall/Winter 2013



May 21, 2013


May 7, 2013


May 5, 2013

SOFT OPENING DATE: April 26th, 2013

Skingraft, the groundbreaking Los Angeles based design house led by designer Jonny Cota and brand manager Chris Cota is proud to announce the opening of their first New York City store located at 7 Prince Street, between Elizabeth and Bowery in Nolita.

The 500 square foot store will house SKINGRAFT’s menswear and women’s wear collections and (much like their first freestanding store in downtown Los Angeles) will also be an outlet for customers to purchase special samples, accessories, and limited run items. As well, Skingraft plans to curate artwork from various local artists on a monthly basis for their window displays.

Why Nolita? Jonny Cota explains, “This is my favorite area in New York City, it showcases many independent designers and it straddles the Bowery and Soho which contain two very different types of people who are both our customers”.

For the month of May, the store will be playing a 3-D fashion video called “DARK LIGHT CYCLES” which they collaborated with Motivated Media & 3D TRIBE who are dedicated to the creation of premium 3D films that elevate the experience of fashion and luxury brands.


The company was born in 2005, and started as an experiment in performance art-inspired fashion. They are now producing full ready-to-wear collections for both men and women, along with ornate one-of-a-kind pieces for the runway, stage, and film. Celebrity clients include Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor, Rihanna, Shakira, Liza Minnelli, Britney Spears, and Kat Von D.

May 2, 2013


April 23, 2013

Gilt City NYC Warehouse Sale
Saturday, May 4th: 11AM – 9PM
Altman Building (135 East 18th Street between 6th and 7th).

· Including's Women's & Men's fashion and accessories, Kid's clothing and accessories, as well as Home Goods - up to 90% off

· Ticketed Shopping Event with:

o Complementary Refreshments provided by Coco Cafe

o Onsite bar sponsored by La Marca Prosecco and also featuring Whitehaven Wine and New Amsterdam Vodka with Vita Coco Coconut Water

o Snacks and dipping station provided by Pretzel Crisps

o $20 Uber gift card for new users to fashionably get you to the hottest events of the season

o Photo kiosk provided by SMART Pics

o Music by live DJ

We would absolutely love for you to share the event with New York Cool readers and would appreciate any coverage you might be able to do around the sale. I would be happy to send you images or any additional information you may need.

Looking forward to hearing from you - and hopefully I will see you on the 3rd!

CONTEST: Attendees are also invited to tweet and instagram a photo of what they purchased from the Warehouse Sale by using the hashtag #RaidtheWarehouse to enter to win $100 of Gilt credit.

April 18, 2013

ID pop shop NYC
Monday 22nd of April 10.30 am till Sunday 28th of April 7.30 pm
Chelsea Market

Designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja have created a game-changer in the group market realm with the work of 25 independent designers shown in thoughtful mini-boutique settings. The designer-driven week long pop ups at the elegant Chelsea Market are a favorite of shoppers looking for something truly different.

Designer Participating:

Avalove Design, Barbara Wilkinson Jewelry, Bellero Designs, Corrente Handbags, Elaine Arsenault Handbags, jq loves u, Kimberlin Brown Jewelry, Kyoko Honda Jewelry, Lauren Wimmer Jewelry, LinePosters, Lumete, Morphicism, naturevsfuture, Pamela Barsky, Paste, RICA Bath & Body, Selen Design, ShayaNYC, Sohung Designs, Sonja Fries, SPJ, Urban Boulder, The Vanity Project, Vernakular Photo Designs, VERRIER

Entrance is free

Telephone: (212) 242-7360

Chelsea Market | 75 Ninth Avenue, New York NY, 10011


March 22, 2013

From Lacoste:

Can it be Spring already?! Check out these adorable jelly sandals by iconic French brand, Lacoste! The smooth rubber straps are stretchy and comfortable while the foot bed is embossed with crocodile scales – a nod to the brand’s crocodile logo, chosen as it was the nickname for the brand’s founder, Rene Lacoste, who was a talented and ferocious professional tennis player in the 1920s.

These jellies are perfect in any or all of the four fun colors and won’t break the bank, retailing for $49.00 at ! Grab a pair today!

March 7, 2013

Spring into action with vibrant Timex wrist candy inspired by Spring 2013 trends. The watches below are $80 and under.


January 22, 2013


January 18, 2013

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show & Sale
Friday, February 1st: 1pm - 8pm
Saturday, February 2nd: 11am - 6pm

Discover high styles from the last century that inspire today's fashion trends. The extraordinary selection of our 90 vintage clothing dealers highlight this two-day shopping extravaganza that draws celebrities, designers, and the fashion-smart world-wide. Come shop the collection that 100 years of design built.

Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 West 18th ST (Between 6th & 7th Aves)
New York, NY 10011


December 8, 2012


Fall/Winter 2012 Sample Sale
Women's and Men's Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
St. Patrick's Youth Center Gymnasium
268 Mulberry Street | NYC 10012
Wednesday, December 12th: 10AM – 8PM
Thursday, December 13th: 10AM – 6PM

50 – 60% off, plus special deals on past season merchandise

Cash & Credit cards accepted WOMENS CLOTHING DEALS:

Boyfriend Pullover in Emerald – was $480, now $240
Aquiline Skirt in Silver Laminate – was $585, now $295
Carnaby Dress in Medallion – was $795, now $395
Quip Jacket in Charcoal Tweed – was $795, now $395

Southpaw in Caramel – was $390, now $195
Bout in Black – was $450, now $225
Brawler in Navy – was $425, now $215

November 12, 2012



November 7, 2012

October 24, 2012

African Health Now
Thursday, November 1, 2012 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Tracy Reese

African Health Now, a nonprofit organization created to promote the health and health care of people of Pan African descent residing in both the United States and abroad.

Tracy Reese Flagship Boutique, award-winning designer retail brand. Recently worn by First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2012 DNC.

Nikki Ogunnaike, Style Editor, celebrated fashion journalist and fashionista.

Starr African Rum, Starr African Rum is an ultra-premium light rum that is 100% made in Africa Fair Trade. Wine Enthusiast gave Starr a "Superb / Highly Recommended (95) Rating. Chic. Racy. Delicious."

African Health Now (AHN) presents FASHION FETE - A two-hour shopping event at the Tracy Reese flagship boutique that will include cocktails sponsored by Starr African Rum, remarks from AHN founder Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, Style Editor Nikki Ogunnaike, and, of course, shopping! Ten percent of all event sales will be donated to African Health Now. The organization’s focus is to provide information and accessibility to resources through conferences, workshops, health fairs and on-going programs that promote healthy living. The nonprofit organization was created in 2006.

African Health Now has a year-long program to raise funds and awareness in preparation for their fall/winter 2013 pilgrimage to various countries across Africa that desperately need health awareness, care and services.

Fashion Fete is a FREE event open to guest 21 and over (spirits will be served during the evening).
RSVP is suggested:

Tracy Reese | 641 Hudson Street
(between Gansevoort & Horatio Streets)
New York, NY 10014

October 3, 2012

Food. Fashion. Philanthropy. @ Elie Tahari
Thursday, October 4th. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Elie Tahari Company Store

Action Against Hunger is pairing up with Elie Tahari for a second time this year for an exclusive shopping event. Shoppers enjoy 30% off the season’s latest arrivals this evening, as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while doing good: 10% from the evening's sales will benefit Action Against Hunger’s worldwide work.

RSVP to or 212 398 2622 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting.
For more information please visit

Elie Tahari Company Store
501 Fifth Avenue 2nd floor, between 41st and 42nd Street


September 19, 2012


September 4, 2012

Small Boutique Fashion Week
Saturday September 8th. 12pm – Late September 8th. 10pm
The Metropolitan Pavilion (The Gallery)

Small Boutique Fashion Week (SBFW), CBS NY Top 5 ranked public fashion week events, is the premier fashion week showcase for handmade goods, custom made clothing, independent designers, stylists, boutique owners, and all members of the small scale buying community.

We invite you and your guests to join us for a day and night filled with glamour, fashion, vending, and networking as 26 of the fashion industries emerging designers from around the country share their collections. The once completely exclusive show (Small Boutique Fashion Week) has opened its door to the public during NYC September, 2012 Fashion Week.

Tickets $20 - $50. For more information or to purchase tickets visit

The Metropolitan Pavilion (The Gallery) | 123 W. 18th Street (4th Fl)
New York, NY 10001

August 25, 2012

From Couture Fashion Week:

Couture Fashion Week September 15-17
Preliminary Schedule

Now in its 16th season, CFW will return to the Waldorf-Astoria on September 15-17, 2012. Stunning fashions and accessories, world-class entertainment, after parties and more are in store. Here are a few highlights:

Jewel of India Set to Present a Brilliant Showcase of Designers

The fashion show at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16 will present the latest creations by a superbly talented group of designers: Pure Elegance by Parna Ghose, Juhi Jagiasi, Shekhar Rahate, Citrolina by Citra Gala, Charisma by Ritu Boorgu, Charms Couture by Madhu Manyal and Sumbul Rizvi. Prepare to be dazzled by stunning traditional, fusion and modern designs with an East Asian flair.

CFW Supports The Water Initiative®:
Clean Water, Healthy Life™

Since 2008, The Water Initiative® has worked to bring potable water to developing countries. TWI’s total solution approach combines innovative processes and technology with local knowledge-based distribution.It is the only company which designs and distributes in-home devices addressing a country’s unique water issues. The result is affordable and convenient water, free of contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, arsenic, and fluoride. TWI will have an exhibit for all three days of CFW this season, where guests will be able to visit, ask questions and learn more about the organization.

Elie Esper Returns to CFW as Official Hair Stylist with Exquisite Designs

Renowned and award-winning hair stylist extraordinare Elie Esper will return to CFW as Official Hair Stylist for the third season. Known for his traditionalist and futurist hair creations, Mr. Esper has worked prestigious fashion runways for L'Oreal in Paris and the Middle East, as well as on films, music videos and television. He has clients all over the world and currently runs a highly successful international salon that serves the entire New York City metro area. His unique approach to hair design brings out structurally refined styles, often creating both circular and geometric shapes in the hair. Stylings may include cascading loops and even intense shimmering organic floral brocade transformations.

Performer in the Spotlight: Tyler Merell

Singer Tyler Merell will perform at 8:00 pm on Saturday, September 15th and at 8:00 pm on Sunday, September 16th before the fashion shows. Throughout her career Ms. Merell has maintained ties to her classical training in theatre and music as she has developed a vast range, playing roles dramatic to comic, on stage and on camera.She has been delighted to perform the most gorgeous music and a variety of characters, utilizing her unique singing range of more than five and a half octaves and acting skills, from Musical Theatre to the American Songbook, Opera to Popular. Most recently, she sang a solo concert in Mexico City and starred in the You're So Vain music video with Carly Simon.


August 16, 2012

From American Express:

An exclusive opportunity for Card members to experience Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!

Preview the Spring 2013 designer collections from the private American Express® Skybox. VIP Package includes food, beverages and a special gift.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - VIP Packages

Where: Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
When: 9/6 – 9/12
Price: $175 – $275

To purchase: Go to* On sale: Mon 8/20 at 10am ET
*Check ticketing site at start of sale.


August 9, 2012

From Target:

To gear up for the upcoming “Hunger Games” DVD release, Target is launching a line of exclusive, high-end collectibles (up to $999!) for super-fans.

Available in very limited quantities beginning at midnight on Aug. 18 only on, these premium items include:

· Leather replica of Katniss’ hunting jacket: 100 available for $349 each on Aug. 18

· “The Hunger Games” lithograph autographed by 10 top cast members including Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson: 100 available for $699 each on Aug. 19

· 14-carat gold replica of Katniss Everdeen’s famed Mockingjay pin: 100 available for $999 each on Aug. 20

Target is also offering a three-disc deluxe edition of “The Hunger Games” DVD/Blu-ray, featuring 45 minutes of new, exclusive content, including personal video diaries filmed by the movie’s seven main Tributes and interviews with the cast about the experience.

July 26,2012


June 10, 2012

Keith Lloyd Couture Spring 2012 Trunk Show
Monday June 18-21st from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
115 E 57th Street, NY, NY

Keith Lloyd Couture, a premier fashion design and couture house in New York City, is announcing its Spring 2012 Trunk Show from June 18 to 21. The reservation-only event will be held at 115 E 57th Street, NY, NY from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and will feature its fashion designs in Spring and Summer weekend Hamptons wear, professional and city wear, gala/formal wear and outerwear.

Keith Lloyd is inviting men and women interested in receiving the finest consultation in wardrobe design and hand-tailored apparel with up to a 50% discount for this trunk show. The company will show attendees of the event the “Keith Lloyd Couture Experience” - having a wardrobe designed just for the client as well as made to fit perfectly. In addition to hand tailored suits, and work dresses, some of the highlights of this trunk show will be:

• New luxurious linens and cottons for the perfect summer suit
• New seperates that exemplify rich luxury and elegant styling
• Cocktail dresses
• Bespoke Cloth (we work with you to design the pattern for a new luxurious fabric, which is then used to tailor your oneof a kind clothing)
• Featured couture fabrics for females include Valentino Tissus, Emanuel Ungaro and Carnet de Paris

Keith Lloyd Couture's recognition in both fashion design and bespoke tailoring is a result of its unique business model that focuses on personalized service. Co-founders, Tyrone and Vihara Whittle, have created this model out of their dedication to providing clients with proprietary designs and the made to fit perfectly look that is not available with off-the-rack apparel. All clients receive a personal consultation.

Those who would like to attend the event may call 646.502.7521 for a reservation or email

June 5, 2012


May 13, 2012


Knits, Dresses, Blouses, Pants, Skirts, Coats, Gowns, Jewelry, Belts
Up To 75% Off Retail Prices
Wednesday, May 23rd
8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday, May 24th
9:00am - 6:00pm
224 West 30th Street, 14th Floor
(Between 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
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May 9, 2012

Twinkle by Wenlan, Hunter Dixon, Pinkyotto, By Smith Sample Sale
Thursday May 10th and Friday May 11th
10 am to 6 pm each day
545 Eighth Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets

Wenlan Chia, the designer of Twinkle by Wenlan, is hosting a co-op sample sale to celebrate spring with her fellow designers - Hunter Dixon, By Smith and Pinkyotto. You will find silk printed dresses for $120 (originally $326); color-blocking maxi dresses for $80 (reduced from $154); black and white eyelet cut out dress at $130 (regularly $295) and weekend dresses now $98 (originally $278). Examples of Twinkle by Wenlan dresses that will be on sale: lucite/black stripe sweater dress on sale at $78 (originally $168) and pink architecture long sleeve dress on sale for $168 (originally $336) Payment Accepted: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Amex. All sales final; no returns or exchanges

Free admission. No phone number available.

545 8th Avenue, 17th Floor
between 37th and 38th Street


May 2, 2012


April 7, 2012

Just In From Whooga Ugg Boots:

Just wanted to let you know we've got a few too many Ugg boots left over and so we're going to giveaway 3 pairs in the next few days. You can enter to win a pair by doing this:

1. Go to our site and browse to your favorite boots

2. Hit the facebook share button. Leave a comment on why you deserve a pair

(Pro tip: Creativity and fun will get noticed)

We'll contact you via facebook in a weeks time if you win. We'll then send your pair in your size and color to your door.

Good luck and all the best for Easter!

P. S. I have two pair of Whooga Ugg boots and they are great.


April 3, 2012

Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff has collaborated with Mark to produce this cool and affordable bag. For more information:


March 22, 2012

April showers bring May flowers! XOXO brings you fashionable florals to wear from day to night in this amazing warm weather. Check out these smart, sexy dresses and accessories that will take you from your “9-5” work day to your “6-9” drinks on the patio. And they’re all under $100 at!


March 20, 2012

Some fun new bags at!


February 19, 2012

Fabiola Arias Design
Omilu Oms Hat
Photo Credit: Isabella De Yurre

Fabiola Arias presented her designs at a fashion show on February 10, 2012 at the Hotel Americano. Here is the Youtube video of the show. Enjoy!

February 15, 2012

Khirma Eliazov Handbags Sample Sale
February 18 & 19, from 12PM – 6PM.
102 Charles Street | Between Bleeker and Hudson

The Khirma Eliazov handbag collection is crafted with the finest materials including luxe Italian leather, exotic stingray and python in a rainbow of hues to compliment any style. Flaunting the best of fashion and function, each style handbag is designed to be worn multiple ways, from a chic and sleek clutch that transforms into an easily accessible over the shoulder bag, or a messenger that can go from across the body to fanny pack in seconds.

40-70% off retail prices
The Slouchy Marchese Hobo: Originally $895 / Now $450
The Demling Clutch: Originally $1295 / Now $595
The Julianne Tote in Army Canvas with Natural Python: Originally $725 / Now $395
The Camera Bag: Originally $495 / Now $265

102 Charles Street | Between Bleeker and Hudson

February 13, 2012


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January 30, 2012


Kiehls has a new dark spot corrector. The Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution may be purchased at the Kiehl's Store at 109 Third Ave in New York City. Check it out by clicking on the image above.



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October 20, 2011

It's breast cancer awareness month and Reese Witherspoon was just spotted sporting a hot new pink jacket in New York City this past weekend.

Reese is the Honorary Chairman for the Avon Foundation for Women and was in town for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

That jacket she’s wearing is the new Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Denim Jacket which donates 100% net profits to the cause.

Henri Bendel To Host Trunk Show For Jacques Fath’s F/W 2011 Collection
Friday, October 28 Through Sunday, October 30

Please Join Jacques Fath Head Designer, Laurence Dumenil, On The 2nd Floor For A Look At The Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

In the prime of his career, Jacques Fath’s couture gowns were carried at Bendel’s over 50 years ago.

Henri Bendel is now proud to welcome back the designs from the house of Jacques Fath into its famed townhouse at 712 Fifth Avenue. Women have been looking to Bendel’s since 1895 to find the latest “it” bag to carry on their arm. Finally, Jacques Fath has returned.

Jacques Fath established The House of Fath in Paris in 1937. He is widely considered one of the 3 most influential postwar French fashion designers along with his contemporaries, Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain. Fath’s eccentric personality, taste for decadence, and attention to detail had him branded the “Little Prince of Paris Haute Couture”. Fath is often credited with bringing French prêt-a-porter to America while dressing top celebrities of his time, such as Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner and Rita Hayworth. The House of Fath closed in 1957 following the couturier’s untimely death.

Today, after more than 50 years, the innovative designs of Jacques Fath are breathing new life under the direction of Head Accessory Designer, Laurence Dumenil. A stunning collection of handbags and clutches has made its debut in the American market. Dumenil has updated the vintage Fath aesthetic with her edgy, modern and fresh approach to details. Handmade in a family-owned factory in Angers, France the collection features rich embossed leathers, lizard & python skins, wooden closures and jeweled clasps.

A new generation of fashionable celebrities has discovered the alluring designs of Jacques Fath. Sienna Miller was recently spotted carrying the Fidelity clutch to the British Fashion Awards in London. The Fidelity will be among the gorgeous array of handbags you will find at Henri Bendel from October 28 to 30.


October 11, 2011

Tammy Duffy Design

Tammy Duffy Design

New York Cool Controbutor and Fashion Designer Tammy Duffy debuted her line at Couture Fashion Week at the Waldorf Astoria on September 18, 2011.

Here is the Youtube clip of the show:



October 3, 2011

Wednesday from 10:00am to 5:30 pm
Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday from 10:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Wednesday, October 12- Sunday, October 16
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Thrift Shop

Often referred to as “the Bergdorf’s of Thrift shops”, the annual Luxury Coat Sale draws a big crowd in search of vintage and designer labels (J. Mendel, Burberry, Valentino, Armani, etc.) at discount prices. With the cold fast approaching (eek), it is the perfect one-stop-shop for designer duds while also giving back.

Below are a few sale highlights:

-Burberry Wool Coats: $200-$450

- Giorgio Armani Wool & Cashmere Coats: $250-$500

- Max Mara Cashmere Coats: $225-$250

- Brooks Brothers Wool Coats: $175-$295

- Down jackets and coats: $50-$150

- Fur coats and jackets: $150-$1,500

- Fur Boots and shoes: $50-$200

- Fur hats, scarves, and gloves: $40-$175

* Proceeds benefit The Society of MSKCC's Patient Care, Research and Education programs.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Thrift Shop | 1440 Third Avenue
(btw 81st and 82nd streets)

September 22, 2011

Don’t wait to get your hands on GOSSIP GIRL by Romeo & Juliet Couture, because it’s launching first on HauteLook this Monday, September 26 at 8 AM PST/11 AM EST. Not only will you be first to shop iconic looks inspired by TV’s most fashionable set, but product will be up to 40% off retail prices before hitting full-price at other retailers nationwide.

This exclusive sale is just in time for the season five premiere of GOSSIP GIRL on Monday, September 26, at 8/7c on The CW. The event will include embellished tops, bottoms, dresses, knits and outerwear inspired by characters from the show.

Today, enter for a chance to win the outfit above and a $500 HauteLook shopping spree. Simply “Like” HauteLook on Facebook (


September 18, 2011


Fabiola Arias has won The Gold Coast Fashion Award for best designer. Previous Gold Coast winners have included Bibhu Mohapatra in 2010, Angel Sanchez in '96, and Donna Karan in '88.

Earlier this year, Fabiola received Fashion Group International's Rising Star Award for women's wear.

Fabiola Arias is a manifestation of the artistic background of its designer. Fabiola's unique and signature use of texture and surface treatment is visible in her cocktail and evening wear pieces.

The dissatisfaction from common fabrics inspire Arias to experiment, cut, twist, pleat, shred, scratch, distress and collage plain fabrics to look like complete works of art.

When she was studying at Parsons the New School for Design, Fabiola decided to launch her own line which was initially picked up by Ikram in Chicago.

Fabiola Arias' Fall 2011 collection can be bought at the Neiman Marcus Couture Salon across the country.

September 9, 2011


In the quest to bring Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to people around the world, YouTube and Maybelline New York will once again deliver the excitement and energy of the runway by presenting live streaming fashion shows on YouTube’s Live from the Runway channel at Going online September 1st, and with live shows starting September 8th, the fully-loaded channel will keep fashion fans completely up-to-date with show schedules, backstage beauty looks, interviews, trends and how-to videos - all with a few simple clicks.

Fashion and beauty lovers will be invited to join the conversation by logging into the site, via their social media network of choice, and commenting with the hashtag #LiveRunway. New this year, fashion enthusiasts can watch the shows wherever they may be with a newly added mobile live streaming feature accessible at Recaps and archived fashion shows will also be available on the mobile channel between live streams.

“Our involvement in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is broadening with each season – especially from a digital perspective,” said Kristen Yraola, Assistant Vice President of Digital Marketing & Media for Maybelline New York-Garnier-essie USA. We’re excited to give consumers everywhere the chance to not only see, but engage with the beauty and fashion trends as they develop – right off the runway.”

YouTube is the world’s largest entertainment platform where people enjoy the largest selection of videos and collaborate with others to create a unique viewing experience. This collaboration offers Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and its designers access to the world’s most engaged audience. YouTube is the #1 entertainment site on the internet with 40 million unique viewers per day in the United States alone. Fashion and beauty is an explosive category with hundreds of thousands of subscribers and millions of video views.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to bring designers show’s to a much wider audience via the world’s number one destination online for video content,” said Christina Neault, Executive Producer of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. “We’re excited to work with YouTube and Maybelline New York to promote the event and its incredible roster of shows

September 7, 2011

New York Cool Tip: Like and follow Rowenta on Facebook for an opportunity to win two free tickets to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (total of six tickets). The shows include: Nicole Miller, Cynthia Rowley and Nanette Lepore.

Fashion Night Out:

LYRALOVESTAR & Hester Street Fair
Take Over Henri Bendel's for One Night Only!
Thursday, September 8th 2011
3pm - 11pm
Henri Bendel

Bendel's will be transformed into the
Hester Street Fair featuring LYRALOVESTAR and other specialty food & goods vendors. Come join the party & shop for dreamy jewels!

Henri Bendel | 712 5th Ave. New York, NY 10019

Visit for more info


Fashion Night Out:


Fashion Night Out:

Fashion Night Out:

September 8, 2011 6pm-8pm
RUIA 65 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012

On September 8, 2011 luxury shoe boutique, RUIA, and VAINSTYLE & Co., team together to attract the world's trendsetters at the NYC boutique for Fashion's Night Out. RUIA and VAINSTYLE & Co. are inviting NYC shoppers to enjoy a taste of Italy while basking in the unforgettable ambiance.

About VAINSTYLE VAINSTYLE & Co was founded as a catalyst for trendsetting, and celebrates individualism in fashion and entertainment. With both, a print publication and online portal, VAINSTYLE is able to admire the success that exists within the industry, while showcasing those upcoming innovators destined to carve their own niche. From aspiring entertainers, designers, models and new products, to the glam squad members, photographers and videographers who capture their essence, VAINSTYLE's goal is to unveil and introduce these extraordinary talents. More importantly, we provide the gateway to prove excellence.

About RUIA
The mission at Ruia is to bring Europe's finest, most exciting ladies' shoe designers to New York trendsetters. Most of our brands can't be found at other shoe stores around New York ensuring that you're not likely to face the horror of spotting someone else in them. The boutique is located in the heart of bustling Soho.



RUIA | 65 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012

Fashion Night Out:


Fashion Night Out:

First 50 people to arrive will receive the
Vintage PAN AM explorer bag

Cast members from Pan AM, including Christina Ricci will be celebrating Fashion’s Night Out tomorrow evening at the Lisa Perry boutique.

Lisa Perry | 976 Madison Avenue | Between 76th and 77th Street


Fashion Night Out:


Fashion Night Out:

Invites you to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out
with Armand Limnander, AUTHOR OF Brazilian Style
September 8, 2011 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Assouline at The Plaza | 59th Street and Fifth Avenue
Lobby Mezzanine | New York City

With guests of honor designers Carlos Miele & Alexandre Herchcovitch

Samba with Carnaval-clad dancers & sip a Cabana Cachaça Caipirinha
while toasting the flavors of Brazil

Vamos dançar!


Fashion Night Out:


Fashion Night Out:

Photo by Annemarieke van Drimmelen

Between Us – A Model’s Life
Thursday, September 8th, 7pm – 10pm
W Hotel Times Square, 1567 Broadway, 7th Floor

Meet Hosts: Jenné Lombardo, W Hotels’ Global Fashion Director; Ivan Shaw, Director of Photography for Vogue; Annemarieke Van Drimmelen; and Zani Gugelmann.

Look: Come see Between Us – A Model’s Life, a photo exhibit featuring the work of model turned fashion photographer, Annemarieke Van Drimmelen, curated by Vogue director of photography, Ivan Shaw.

Listen: Music by Miaou Mix (Le Baron, Paris)

Shop: In support of retail, the event will also host a pop-up bazaar with items from designers Juan Carlos Obando and George Esquivel. The designers will be in attendance.

Sip: Complimentary cocktails will be served

Stay: Fashion’s Night Out Package - For visitors from out of town looking for the full Fashion’s Night Out experience – or locals who want to crash after a night of retail therapy – the W Hotels of New York will offer an exclusive Fashion’s Night Out Package ($799; only ten packages available). It will include full access to the photo exhibit launch party, a personal portrait by Annemarieke, champagne in room upon arrival and a suite upgrade.

W Hotel Times Square | 1567 Broadway, 7th Floor


Fashion Night Out:

Thursday, September 8, 2011 6pm-9pm
The Body Shop

Sashay into The Body Shop Broadway store to get the fall?s hottest looks with a free make-up transformation from a celebrity make-up artist (Broadway store only) and The Body Shop associates (at other participating stores). Learn about the ?it? colors for the season and newest trends, while our expert associates give tips on how to best compliment your face. This fall is all about the eyes! Plus, become runway fierce as you listen to global grooves spun by a live DJ! You will also receive a FREE The Body Shop Mascara when you purchase any The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes!!!

You will also feel good knowing that The Body Shop make-up features the highest quality naturally derived ingredients, such as marula oil from Namibia and virgin coconut oil from Somoa, which are sourced through The Body Shop unique Community Fair Trade program which benefits some of the world?s poorest communities. By choosing to bring a little make-up glamour into your life, you can help put a smile on faces as far away as Ghana, Nicaragua, Italy and Guatemala - improving the financial security, comfort and health resources available to farmers, producers and their families in more than 20 countries.

The Body Shop | 747 Broadway
Between E. 8th and Astor Place, NYC

Fashion Night Out:


September 8, 2011 6:30 & 7:30
Loehmann's New York Flagship Store in Chelsea

Plus, Little Black Dress™ Wines’ Million Dollar Giveaway

For an up close look at some of the newest fall fashions and a sneak peek at what’s coming in for spring 2012, Loehmann's, kicks off New York’s Fashion Week with its first-ever runway fashion show at its New York flagship store in Chelsea to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out on September 8th. Hosted by Celebrity Stylist Felix Mercado, the runway will come alive at 6:30 pm with a repeat performance scheduled for 7:30 pm. The FNO fashion show will feature more than 25 creative looks inspired by Mercado’s trend forecasts complete with silhouettes and effortless styles from Loehmann’s famous “Back Room” collection of high-end designer collections. Mercado is noted for his inspiring work, styling and tell-it-like-it-is life and style blog,

In between the two shows, around 7:15 pm, store guests will have an opportunity to see an exciting presentation of One Dress, One Guess from 100 Little Black Dresses Million Dollar Giveaway, sponsored by Little Black Dress Wines and Loehmann’s. 100 LBD’s from Loehmann’s, each accessorized with an envelope, will be put on display. The 2011 winner of Little Black Dress Wines’ Red Cork promotion, Ronni Calhoun, from Austin, TX, will get one guess for the one dress and envelope she believes has the $1 million prize.

Adding to the allure and ambience of this special night, Loehmann’s will transform its store-front windows into a museum-like showcase of Little Black Dresses originally owned by celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, Edie Falco, Felicity Huffman, Marlee Matlin, Carrie Ann Inaba, Ashlee Simpson, Angela Kinsey and others. The celebrity dresses are on-loan by Little Black Dress Wines for display during the festivities and were originally part of the company’s previous annual celebrity Little Black Dress auctions.

Refreshments will be served and wine provided by Little Black Dress Wines.

And, for stylish and savvy shoppers scoping out the best designer deals, the Chelsea and Upper West Side stores will each present a not-to-miss Designer Sample Sale with Oscar de la Renta, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, Etro and others in the house!

Loehmann’s, the nation’s first upscale off-price apparel retailer, offers name brand designer fashions at prices 30% - 65% below department and specialty stores. Headquartered in Bronx, New York, and privately held, Loehmann’s operates 40 stores in 11 states across the country, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit

Loehmann's | 101 Seventh Avenue;listing_id=2372


August 30, 2011

Fashion Night Out:



In the quest to bring Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to people around the world, YouTube and Maybelline New York will once again deliver the excitement and energy of the runway by presenting live streaming fashion shows on YouTube’s Live from the Runway channel at Going online September 1st, and with live shows starting September 8th, the fully-loaded channel will keep fashion fans completely up-to-date with show schedules, backstage beauty looks, interviews, trends and how-to videos - all with a few simple clicks.

Fashion and beauty lovers will be invited to join the conversation by logging into the site, via their social media network of choice, and commenting with the hashtag #LiveRunway. New this year, fashion enthusiasts can watch the shows wherever they may be with a newly added mobile live streaming feature accessible at Recaps and archived fashion shows will also be available on the mobile channel between live streams.

“Our involvement in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is broadening with each season – especially from a digital perspective,” said Kristen Yraola, Assistant Vice President of Digital Marketing & Media for Maybelline New York-Garnier-essie USA. We’re excited to give consumers everywhere the chance to not only see, but engage with the beauty and fashion trends as they develop – right off the runway.”

YouTube is the world’s largest entertainment platform where people enjoy the largest selection of videos and collaborate with others to create a unique viewing experience. This collaboration offers Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and its designers access to the world’s most engaged audience. YouTube is the #1 entertainment site on the internet with 40 million unique viewers per day in the United States alone. Fashion and beauty is an explosive category with hundreds of thousands of subscribers and millions of video views.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to bring designers show’s to a much wider audience via the world’s number one destination online for video content,” said Christina Neault, Executive Producer of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. “We’re excited to work with YouTube and Maybelline New York to promote the event and its incredible roster of shows

August 6, 2011

Diesel is holding a Jogg Jean event Tuesday August 9th at their 5th Avenue store from 6-8pm. Buyers will be on hand to speak on the new Jogg Jean and new artist Allen Stone will be holding a special performance! Sponsored by Ty Ku (like you needed another reason to come).

Diesel 685 | Fifth Avenue


August 5, 2011

Banana Republic will debut their highly-anticipated Mad Men capsule collection, designed by Banana Republic in collaboration with “Mad Men” costume designer Janie Bryant.

Last night, Jessica Stroup hit the red carpet in a black knit lace top from the Banana Republic Mad Men collection – a steal for only $45! Stroup wore the classy look to The CW's 2011 Summer TCA Party at The Pagoda in Beverly Hills on August 3.

Banana Republic Mad Men collection
Black Knit Lace Shell
Available in stores and at beginning August 11


Patricia Field Boutique SHOE SALE
Friday August 5th through Sunday August 7th.
20%-75% off on ALL styles !!
302 Bowery (Between Houston and Bleecker)
New York, NY, 10012


August 4, 2011

From The Krupp Group: Joy Gryson, Melissa Joy Manning, and Miho Aoki & Thuy Pham of United Bamboo are now members of the CFDA (


July 27, 2011

Wednesday 10:00am to 7:00 pm
Thursday and Friday 10:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Wednesday, August 10- Saturday, August 13
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Thrift Shop

Often referred to as “the Bergdorf’s of Thrift shops”, the annual Fall Opening sale draws a big crowd in search of vintage and designer labels at discount prices. With Fall fast approaching (eek), it is the perfect one-stop-shop for designer duds while also giving back.

The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Thrift Shop's Fall Opening SALE is taking place Wednesday, August 10- Saturday, August 13 on the UES in NYC. Hours for this event are Wednesday from 10:00am to 7:00 pm, Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 5:30pm and Saturday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Below are a few sale highlights:

- Hermes, Gucci, Armani ,Pucci, Valentino, Bill Blass, Escada-price range from $75- $500. Average price suit-$275, sweaters $125. Hermes men’s ties $85, Hermes women’s scarves $185.
- St. John: jackets, dresses, pants, blouses-tagged $395-$1,495; our price $175-$700
- Carolina Herrera: dresses and gowns: tagged $495-$3,900; our price $250-$1,800
- Akris jackets: tagged $3,500; our price $1,450
- Tahari suits: tagged $498-600; our price $275
- Pink Tartan: tagged $400-$600; our price $175-$285
- Lela Rose: dresses, blouses, jackets our price $275-$425
- Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Gucci, price range $100-$175
- China: Waterford, Lalique, Swarovski, Steuben, stainless from Calphalon and All Clad (new in boxes) and platters from Michael Aram.

* Proceeds benefit The Society of MSKCC's Patient Care, Research and Education programs.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Thrift Shop | 1440 Third Avenue
(btw 81st and 82nd streets)

June 1, 2011

From Old Navy:

I wanted to reach out and invite you and your readers to two fun, free events happening this weekend – the Old Navy “Quick Change Tour” hosted by Fashion Expert and TV personality, Jill Martin. “Quick Change” participants will receive a free new accessory and be rewarded with a coupon for 20% off a $50 purchase at Old Navy.

- This Quick Change-mobile tour is in celebration of Old Navy’s newly remodeled stores; New York is the final stop on our country-wide road trip to spread the word, and some cheer.

- New York events:

June 4th at TASTES Food Festival at Gansevoort and Hudson in the Meatpacking District (11:30 am – 3:30 pm)

June 5th in Brooklyn 66 Boerum Place Brooklyn, NY 11201 *Corner of Boerum and 215 Atlantic Ave. in the parking lot (1:00-5:00pm)

- Jill Martin will be on-site offering fashion tips to give your summer look a quick change simply by adding Old Navy accessories to your style – just like the stars… (Celebs who have recently added Old Navy’s pieces to their looks include Kristin Cavallari, AnnaLynne McCord, Milla Jovovich, and more!

- Jill is the author of two fashion books – Fashion for Dummies, and I Have Nothing to Wear!

May 18, 2011


May 15, 2011


Dress: Was 1595, Now 995

Blouse: Was 795, Now 425
Skirt: Was 695, Now 295


Dresses, Knits, Pants, Jackets, Costume Jewelry, and Belts
50-80% Off Retail Prices

Cash & Credit Cards

212-947-9204 x 14


April 30, 2011

Here are some Hot Tips from Timex!

The Perfect Jewelry Box - TP from Timex Style on Vimeo.


April 15, 2011

In Honor of Earth Day MATT & NAT Will Donate a Portion of Proceeds from Their Limited Edition Ikat Collection to charity: water

In honor of Earth Day, MATT & NAT a pioneer in eco-fashion is donating $21 from each purchase of the limited edition IKAT collection to benefit charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. MATT & NAT designs accessories that are not only vegan but also use an average of 21 recycled water bottles to create each socially responsible piece.

The limited edition Ikat collection features three styles: the Hendrix, Zocalo and Santogold in shades of purples and deep blues inspired by the water bodies of our planet. The collection will be available in the US exclusively on until April 25th.

They range in price from $165.00- $ 195.00.


April 6, 2011



March 21, 2011


Just in from Baby Phat: Whether you’re going long or short, Baby Phat has the cutest maxi dresses, minis and rompers this spring! Look sleek and on-trend for UNDER $75. All items are available now at


March 19, 2011

Jacqui Wenzel Former President of Ports 1961 Joins CHIC.TV's Advisory Board
Jacqui Wenzel joins CHIC.TV as an Advisory Board member to help strengthen the media company's ties to the fashion industry and to further enhance CHIC.TV's value in social media and video production to fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, as well as to provide more exclusive and original productions.

"I'm delighted to be part of CHIC.TV's progressive approach to delivering global fashion news and entertainment. As an industry leader that successfully leverages technology and social media, I'm confident that our collaboration will yield tremendous results for the fashion community," commented Jacqui Wenzel.

This is not the first relationship between Wenzel and CHIC.TV. During her time as President of Ports 1961 Jacqui and her team worked closely with the social media and video production company on a variety of projects such as, a long form documentary film, CRAEFT which provided an unparalleled behind-the-scenes look at the label's preparations for their Fall 2011 show at New York Fashion Week. The project airs exclusively on Hulu Movies. CHIC.TV has also produced several shorter format videos for Ports including PORTS 1961 JOURNEYS, which followed the brand to London for a Harvey Nichols boutique launch and Helsinki for a campaign photo shoot.

A proven editor of fashion design and luxury marketing, Jacqui Wenzel brings with her years of successful industry experience. Starting her career as a buyer for high-end department stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel, she understands the importance of careful editing, the subtle details that establish a brand and the challenge of promoting a designer's image, such as Stephen Sprouse and Romeo Gigli, within the structure of sales and profit accountability.

In 2004 Wenzel was appointed as VP of US Operations and, later, President at Ports 1961 where she lead a core team in establishing the label in the US and abroad, including launching boutiques at Bloomingdale's New York and Harvey Nichols London. While at Ports 1961, the brand presented several times at New York Fashion Week, received numerous editorials in leading fashion magazines and collaborated with fashion insiders, socialites and celebrities such as Glenda Bailey, Joe Zee, Olivia Palermo and Arrianna Huffington.

"I'm ecstatic that Jacqui Wenzel is joining our team." says Rami Rinot, CEO of CHIC.TV. "We've worked with her on many social media and video productions for Ports 1961. Jacqui's vision of brand engagement through social media aligns with CHIC.TV's strategy. What particularly struck me about Jacqui is that she understands the importance of the "cool factor" in marketing any fashion brand. Because of this understanding, married with her tremendous roots in the fashion industry, I'm confident she will be invaluable in helping CHIC.TV to secure our position as a leading media outlet for the the industry".


February 17, 2011

Whooga Uggs are on sale. Check out their website.

February 16, 2011

Check out:
For coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week February 10 - 17, 2011.

Jane Post will be making a personal appearance at the Saks Fifth Avenue store in New York on February 24th (1:00-4:00pm). Jane designs her coats to be both fashion-forward and functional, from reversible styles to removable layers and hoods, done in the finest fabrics and waterproof materials. Known as the go-to woman for rainwear, Jane began her career as the designer for the rainwear line, Drizzle. After retiring in the late 90s, Saks Fifth Avenue asked Jane to re-enter the design world to bring excitement back to the raincoat department. Soon after, the Jane Post collection was born and has been doing extremely well ever since.


February 10, 2011

Yesterday, Rowenta, the official garment care provider for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, launched a giveaway of its new, exclusive Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week iron (retail $75). The iron is available exclusively at QVC for a limited, so entering the contest is one of the only ways for fashionistas to get their hands on one! The contest will be live on Facebook and Twitter until Feb. 16, when Rowenta will pick 10 lucky entrants to win – five from each site.

As the premier iron of this season’s shows the fashion week-branded iron has distinct detailing that makes it this season’s ultimate wardrobe care accessory.

On Twitter, users have to follow @RowentaUSA and Tweet in order to enter. Promotion link:

On Facebook, users have to “Like” the brand and submit their first name and email address for a chance to win.

February 4, 2011


‘American Express® Skybox Report’ to Provide an Inside Look
Cardmember Fashion Access via Daily Online Content

American Express announced today a robust roster of experiences available exclusively for Cardmembers during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week that provide unique access to some of the industry’s boldest and most successful names. For the eighth consecutive season, American Express is proud to showcase its commitment to its fashion-savvy Cardmembers and dedication and support of the fashion industry. Starting today, Cardmembers can purchase packages at to experience firsthand an array of unforgettable fashion moments.

“Season after season, American Express has been steadfast in showcasing our overall dedication to the industry through supporting both established and emerging designers, and connecting them with our Cardmembers who are passionate about fashion,” said Jessica Igoe, Vice President of Global Sponsorship Marketing, American Express. “This season, we are offering innovative ways for not only Cardmembers, but also fashion lovers everywhere, to connect with the fashion community and experience the excitement under the tents at Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.”

Access Under the Tents at Lincoln Center and Beyond: The American Express Skybox

Once again providing an unprecedented vantage point of the runways at Lincoln Center, the exclusive American Express Skybox serves as a sleek, chic hideaway to elevated fashion experiences. Between shows, stylish Cardmembers can join Skybox Host Kate Nobelius and mingle with a who’s who in the industry, while gaining expert tips and insights from some of fashion’s leading voices.

For the first time ever, American Express will also connect fashion lovers everywhere with access to all of this season’s best Skybox moments through an innovative and engaging multimedia experience. The American Express Skybox Report will offer unique insights into what’s happening in and around the tents at Lincoln Center from the exclusive lounge high above the runway, with authentic content that offers an inside-look at some of fashion’s biggest names. Features of the Skybox Report will include video clips of designers, stylists and other notables; interviews with fashionable celebrities; slideshows of some of the best Skybox looks; a glimpse behind the scenes at some of New York’s hottest boutiques, and much more. Plus, the report will feature daily Twitter contests to receive unprecedented access to the Skybox to experience a variety of the week’s best offerings. Starting on February 10, visit to check out all of the exciting features of the American Express Skybox Report, and join the conversation now by following @americanexpress on Twitter and using hashtag #amexfashion.

Additionally, the coveted American Express Skybox under the tents at Lincoln Center will feature an innovative digital fashion gallery of memorable moments throughout the years from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF). The unique photo installation will display an array of runway looks from past CVFF winners and finalists, illuminating American Express’s long-term commitment to supporting emerging designers and the overall fashion industry. All proceeds from the sale of Skybox packages will be donated to the CVFF, a program of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

Premium access packages to the Skybox for Platinum Card® and Gold Card members are available now at

Service with Style: The Lobby Space

This season, American Express will also enhance the Lobby at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with new features offering an extra level of service at Lincoln Center. To create a more seamless atmosphere for guests of the tents, this season’s Guest Services with Concierge Services by American Express will provide up-to-the-minute fashion information and a variety of concierge-type offerings. In addition, guests will be able to stay cozy and chic this season with the introduction of a Coat Check destination within the Lobby that will add ease to the coming-and-going from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)

American Express proudly continues its support of emerging designers in the industry with a $250,000 donation to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF), a program of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). All proceeds from the sale of Skybox packages will go towards the American Express donation.

To learn more about American Express’ special access to the world of fashion and other exciting entertainment offers, follow @AmericanExpress on Twitter, become a fan of American Express on Facebook and visit

Celebrated runway designer Rebecca Taylor has partnered with The Empire Hotel to custom design a special occasion signature dress that will be worn by the hotel’s Fashion Week ambassadors. The Empire Hotel is proud to bring back its Fashion Week ambassadors in time for the neighborhood’s second Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week experience in February 2011.

The Empire Hotel Fashion Week ambassadors are stationed in the lobby from 6am-11pm for the duration of the week, and are equipped with information on all happenings at the hotel, as well as all of the events and shows taking place at Lincoln Center. The ambassadors are armed with all fashion week necessities including the Lincoln Center layout/floor plan for the shows, maps and kits for any fashion mishaps.

The dress is inspired by the hotel’s chic interior which boasts hues of black and gold. The strapless bodice features a chic nude silk with jet black lace overlay. The back of the silhouette is adorned with a cross grain rhinestone detail and exposed zipper which is perfect for any fashionable evening out. Rebecca Taylor and The Empire Hotel are auctioning off each dress following Fashion Week with all proceeds going to a charity picked by Rebecca.

Additionally, The Empire Hotel is bringing back its delicious Fashion Week cocktail menu. The hotel has created “Rebecca’s Royal Empire” in honor of the designer’s favorite recipe. Available at the hotel lobby bar with a full Fashion Week Cocktail menu for $15.

January 24, 2010

Alison Deyette

Here are some layering tips from Alison Deyette:

· Belts will become your best friends when creating layered looks. Whether you opt for a skinny or wide style, belts will create a waist, define your curves and reign in extra fabric to avoid an unflattering rectangle effect.

· The trick to maintaining a slimmer look when layering is to altogether avoid oversized, bulky or extremely puffy items.

· When layering two sweaters, make sure the inner layer is a thin, close-fitting knit so the outer layer can resemble more of a jacket or coat.

· If you’re layering more than two pieces at a time, keep the fabric on your arms smooth and not bulky or wrinkled. This will balance out your look so you don’t accidentally add the appearance of extra pounds on top.

· The best way to top off layered looks is with a hot new coat that puts a trendy spin on a tried-and-true classic.

o For an updated long, wool coat, look for a modernized version with a wide shawl collar and belt. Try something different like a light gray. It’s still neutral enough to go with everything in your closet, but a bit fresher than your standard black.

o It is possible to find both form and function in a toasty puffy coat. A puffer with a snug fit and built-in belt will creates a cinching effect at your waistline which accentuates the narrowest part of your body.

Alison Deyette is a seasoned fashion, shopping and lifestyle expert with extensive national broadcast experience. As TheFind’s Style Expert, Alison educates consumers about the best kept secret in town: Giving voice to the ultimate online shopping resource, Alison unlocks the best deals and steals for everything under the sun, from apparel and appliances to popular labels and under-the-radar brands. This savvy shopper practices what she preaches – Alison taps TheFind to collect product details, coupons, shipping deals, reviews and local store info on all of her must-have items and favorite brands. She shares these can’t-live-withouts on the “Shop Like Alison” profile on TheFind.

Alison appears regularly on Today, The View, CBS Early Show, Tyra, TBS’ Movie and a Makeover, and The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet. She is the Style Expert on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, TLC’s Ten Years Younger and for SoapNet’s Get the Look. Alison's energetic, sassy personality and her dynamic yet approachable sense of style give her segments a unique flair that relates to the everyday viewer. She has covered the latest in style trends and travel destinations, performed hundreds of makeovers, and interviewed celebrities and top designers.

Prior to establishing her successful television career, Alison worked as a stylist, fashion director, runway producer, and print journalist. She has worked with such acclaimed designers as Michael Kors, Cynthia Rowley, Betsey Johnson, Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade. Often interviewed in print and news publications, she has also lent her expertise to O Magazine, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, In Touch, People StyleWatch, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today and more. For five years, Alison wrote a popular column, "Ask Alison," that was regularly featured on

She splits her time between Los Angeles and New York and appears on TV in plenty of cities in between.


January 7, 2011

PUMA® and SELF Magazine Get the New Year Started Off Right with Special Guest Whitney Port

Celebrate the launch of BodyTrain, the sport lifestyle brand’s new toning collection at Lady Foot Locker to kick off 2011!

WHO: Designer and TV Personality Whitney Port; SELF Magazine

Fitness Director and Certified Trainer, Meaghan Murphy and young women join PUMA and Lady Foot Locker to tone up!

WHAT: It’s that time of year again…the New Year is upon us, which means

resolutions to get healthy and fit. On Saturday, January 8th, PUMA, SELF Magazine and Lady Foot Locker will help New Yorkers get in gear with the launch of the new PUMA BodyTrain collection, a new line of toning sneakers meant to complement a young woman’s healthy and active lifestyle, while still being stylish and fashionable.

Joining PUMA at Lady Foot Locker will be special guest Whitney Port and SELF Magazine Fitness Director Meaghan Murphy, who will meet up with women and talk about ways to get the most out of every step, provide tips and tricks of the trade and help consumers get fitted for the right BodyTrain sneakers that fit your needs and style.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

WHEN: Saturday, January 8, 2011

11:00 am: Doors open
12:15 pm: Q&A and presentation with Self’s Meaghan Murphy and Special Guest, Whitney Port
2:00 pm: Event concludes WHERE: Lady Foot Locker | 120 West 34th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)


December 23, 2010

Please check out the New York launch of the Lacoste Legends collection.

December 11, 2010


December 4, 2010


November 28, 2010

Look 21
One Shoulder Draped Dress with Wrapped Skirt
Original Price: $1,395
Sample Sale: $595

Fall/Winter 2010 Sample Sale Listing

50% - 75% off of retail

December 1 – December 3

Tons of Knitwear from $50 - $250

$25 Bin


Wednesday, December 1 from 8AM – 7PM

Thursday, December 2 from 9AM – 6PM

Friday, December 3 from 9AM – 5PM


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Cash and major credit cards accepted

Nearest Subway: 1 & 2

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November 18, 2010

From H & M:


As I’m sure you’re aware, the long-awaited LANVIN for H&M collection will hit stores near you on Saturday, November 20.

From Whooga Ugg Boots:

We wanted to let you know that for the next 7 days we're clearing stock at below wholesale prices. This means you can purchase a pair of classic short merino sheepskin ugg boots for $97 USD (£60 GBP) and classic tall for $99 USD (£62 GBP).

All purchases are covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

These prices can only be accessed by clicking the link below. Feel free to forward this email to your friends. This sale ends in 7 days or sooner if we run out of stock - so if we sell out, you miss out.


November 12, 2010

From Carlos Falchi:


November 4, 2010

From Patricia Field:

We are thrilled to announce the latest and greatest collaboration in the fashion world: Patricia Field for MCM. Patricia Field has teamed up with MCM to create amazing bags for the IT Girl all around the globe. Be the first to order yours, available tomorrow at These bags are perfect for day, night, travel, or as a gift for your favorite friends.


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be the first to retweet on Thursdays at 1pm for a chance to win a free gift!

October 19, 2010

The Body Shop recently launched the second phase of its campaign to stop child trafficking with the help of Academy Award-winning actress and activist Susan Sarandon.

Every year, at least 1.2 million children and young people are trafficked around the world, even right here in the U.S. Sex trafficking is now the third-largest and fastest-growing criminal industry in the world after illegal drugs and arms trafficking.

Currently, child victims of trafficking are only protected in New York, Connecticut, and Washington state from being charged, prosecuted, or incarcerated for prostitution.

The original, natural, ethical beauty brand has joined forces with ECPAT USA and the Somaly Mam Foundation to launch a petition that will be presented to the U.S. government and the United Nations. To put a stop to sex trafficking, The Body Shop is asking customers and supporters to go to their local The Body Shop store or online at to sign the petition. The Body Shop has already earned over 26,000 signatures in the U.S. alone and is continuing to gain momentum to reach 1 million.

You can also take a stand and help make strides to end child trafficking with the Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream, a protective hand cream infused with soothing angelica extract and Community Trade Olive Oil from Italy, now available in a smaller travel size. Approximately $5 from each purchase (100% of net proceeds) of the special edition non-greasy moisturizing formula is donated to ECPAT USA.

Or show your support in style with the new “Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People” Bag for Life, retailing for only $5. 100% of the net proceeds from the sales of The Body Shop Bag for Life go to the Somaly Mam Foundation to support anti-trafficking activities and survivor rescue, shelter, recovery, and empowerment programs around the world.

October 18, 2010

Passion for Fashion
October 18th, 6-10pm
Fashion Showing: 6-7pm
INC Lounge, Time Hotel

Featuring pediatric cancer patients modeling designs and accessories from Nolcha Fashion Week: New York designers - Vivienne Pash, Evolve45, and MBrulee

Open bar sponsored by Pristine Vodka from 6-7pm
Cash bar and music by DJ Jove from 7-10pm

Silent auction

All proceeds benefit The For a Day Foundation, a 501C3 non-profit organization. The For a Day Foundation is committed to creating emotionally therapeutic experiences for seriously ill children—and providing them and their families with a joyful and much needed diversion from the strain of chronic treatment. Hosting Queen for a Day, Hero for a Day, and Designer for a Day events, we use role models, make believe, and play therapy to give each child the opportunity to imagine and live out a fantasy while experiencing a moment of the childhood they all deserve.

Ticket price: $35
Event registration:

INC Lounge, Time Hotel | 224 West 49th Street | NYC

October 7, 2010

It's getting cold outside, time to put away the sandals and buy some boots.

Want an hipper style of uggs this year? Try Whooga uggs; they warm your toes faster with lavishly thick thermofleece. Each pair of boots features luscious twin faced merino fleece, is double stitched for durability, shapes to the natural contours of your feet and is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Compared to traditional ugg boots, the thicker and denser merino Thermofleece used in Whooga boots results in a warmer and toastier foot bed. Superior density and thickness of fibres circulate more air meaning toasty toes on winter’s bitterly cold days.

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September 30, 2010



Lauren Bush & FEED Projects have teamed up with UNICEF and HSN to create a special Jack-o-Lantern FEED Bag in honor of the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

Retailing for $13.20 (plus shipping & handling), HSN will donate 100% of the profits from the bag to The U.S. Fund for UNICEF. As an added bonus for each FEED Trick-or-Treat bag purchased at HSN and, HSN will donate an additional $3.50 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help support UNICEF’s nutrition programs.
The FEED Trick or Treat for UNICEF bag is available for purchase at


September 25, 2010

The Magic Frog

Caswell-Massey, America’s oldest retailer and original purveyor of apothecary style personal care products and accessories has joined forces with couture soap brand Gianna Rose Atelier!

Gianna Rose is known for their novelty soap bars which are molded into intricate shapes and can be used to accessorize a room. Although many of these soaps are considered “novelty”, they are as extraordinary to use as they are to behold. All Gianna Rose products are packaged in beautiful custom, hand tied boxes that further enhance these products are either a special gift or self-indulgence.

For more information log on to

September 22, 2010

There is an exciting for True Blood fans who want to dress up as their favorite characters for Halloween. HBO is giving “Truebies” the chance to win one-of-a-kind costumes straight from the True Blood set when they enter the sweepstakes at the HBO Shop There are eight authentic wardrobe pieces being given away including Sookie’s bloody Merlotte’s tee and other fabulous costumes such as Maryann’s wedding gown and Tara’s Victorian night gown. The sweepstakes will take place until 12pm EST on October 15th, and winners will be drawn randomly on October 18th- just in time to receive their costumes for Halloween! In addition, fans can come check out some of the costumes on display at the HBO Shop in NYC (1100 6th Ave at 42nd St.) beginning October 7th.


September 17, 2010

The Hilfigers
Photo Courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger

The “Hilfiger’s” tailgated and enjoyed the Jets Game this week! The campaign unfolded during a classic American sporting event where the Hilfigers gathered prior to a game. In true American tradition, their trunks we’re opened, blankets unfurl, picnics appear and the ultimate tailgate party commences. The energy of the campaign is lively and fun, and sets the scene for the Fall ’10 collection to take to the stage. The preppy with a pop Fall ’10 sportswear collection stars Noah Mills with Iselin Steiro and Jaquelyn Jablonski and also features Andre Douglas, Bernard Fouquet, Chloe Blackshire, Eric Fry Halperin, Gracie Carvalho, Heloise Guerin, Julia Hafstrom, Lea Sorensen, Luis Borges, Max Motta, Max Rogers, Sam Way, and two Basset Hounds named Morgan IV and V. Hair by Eugene Souleiman; make-up, Mark Carrasquillo; prop styling, Piers Hanmer.

The Fall 2010 campaign is designed to be the first installment in an ongoing portrayal of the family’s traditions, travels, and adventures. "We wanted to develop something unique for the brand that captured a strong sense of iconic prep, style and flair, but with a looseness, quirkiness, and touch of humor that only the Hilfiger brand can bring to the classics," explains Trey Laird, CEO & Executive Creative Director of Laird + Partners.

The Ultimate Tailgate broke worldwide in Fall 2010 online and print in key fashion publications such as Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, as well as outdoor campaigns in key European cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels and Zurich. The campaign will be supported by an increased multi-page global advertising spend including multi-page units and a focus on online outlets.

The campaign will be featured on, where users can visit to “Meet the Hilfigers.” Not only is each “family member” profiled, but there is access to behind-the-scenes footage of the photo shoot. Additionally, Tommy Hilfiger will debut the Ultimate Preppy radio station on Pandora, featuring a play list that reflects the campaign’s all-American inspiration.

Tommy Hilfiger, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation announced The Ultimate Tailgate as its Fall 2010 Global Advertising Campaign and new creative direction supported by an increased global advertising spend.

Photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Karl Templer and directed by Laird + Partners, the brand’s new creative agency, the campaign introduces “The Hilfigers” to the world - eclectic characters that make up an unexpected all-American family.


WHO: Kelly Ripa, hundreds of women from across the country, and SoleMates' co-founder Becca Brown

WHAT: The 2nd Annual High Heel-a-thon with "Regis & Kelly" where women from across the country, including Kelly herself, compete in their high heels (3 inches and higher) for charity, cash, and other prizes in support of "The Heart Truth" association for heart disease awareness. Contestants will be given the bestselling SoleMates High Heeler prior to the event - which will no doubt give them a 'leg up' on the competition since SoleMates,, was invented to prevent heels from sinking into grass, getting caught in small crevices, cobblestones and other hazardous surfaces.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

7:30am - 8:30am -Women's Preliminary Heats, 50 yard dash &
Men's heat, 50 yard dash

9:30am -Final heat for all women participants, 150 yard dash

WHERE: Dead Road in Central Park, New York City

(Entrances at 67th and Central Park West, 72nd St and Central Park West)


September 10, 2010

Note: We have posted dozens of invitations to Fashion Night Out Events on this page. Please be sure to scroll through because in additional to the myriad events at the Time Warner Center, there are parties at the stores in the Meat Patcking District, Juicy Couture, Nine West, Patricia Field etc. etc.


Fashion Week Event
Time Warner Center -- The Shops at Columbus Circle
10 Columbus Circle at 59th Street. Subways 1, A,B,C,D
Friday, September 10, 2010 6pm to 11 PM

During Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (September 11th - 16th) and in celebration of the event moving to the Upper West Side, The Shops at Columbus Circle will be presenting numerous fashionable events both-in store and within the Circle of Style Lounge, including:

The Shops at Columbus Circle will host Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Circle of Style second floor lounge with a jazz trio performance by Grammy Award nominated vocalist Karrin Allyson

Incredible Promotions, Complimentary Gifts, Exclusive Sweepstakes, and In-Store Events


Time Warner Center, the Upper West Side’s premier shopping destination, is hosting their second annual Fashion's Night Out activities, as well as special celebrations throughout Fashion Week.

WHAT: During Fashion’s Night Out, participating shops will remain open until 11 pm. Sign up to be an Circle of Style member at to get the insider’s detail on all Time Warner Center shops and restaurants that will be hosting promotions, gift giveaways and events, including:

· Armani Exchange – Live DJ in store and product giveaways.

· Aveda – Stop by to receive complimentary hair styling, makeup touch-ups and hourly product giveaways between 6-9pm. Register to win the $250 Experience Aveda sweepstakes.

· bebe – Purchase your Fashion’s Night Out t-shirt while enjoying in-store refreshments.

· BOSS Hugo Boss – Will be selling Fashion’s Night Out t-shirts

· Caché – Receive 20% off your purchase of $100 or more. Enter a raffle to win a $200 Caché shopping spree.

· Eileen Fisher - DJ lessons in-store. Sip champagne and learn to do turntable tricks like a "baby scratch" in 10 minute DJ lessons courtesy of Ladies Rock Camp (

· Esprit – Receive 20% off all store merchandise while enjoying their in-store cocktail party from 6-11pm.

· FACE Stockholm - Starting at 6pm: live demos & applications of the Fall 2010 look as worn by Swedish pop sensation, September.

· L’Occitane en Provence – Get free hand massages, express eye and skin treatments along with a “Fashionista Survival Kit” for only $20 when you spend $45. Receive GWP when you spend $55, you get a “Best of Provence” gift set ($57 value).

· Montmartre – Receive 15% off throughout the entire store and come see Vanessa Lee, the Fashion Director and feature of The Shops at Columbus Circle, “Day in the Life” campaign, introduce the exclusive Lionette necklace. The necklace is a fantastic gift with a purchase of $500 or more at the shops (limited number were designed for this occasion/while supplies last). Vanessa will be hosting an event and giving guests fall fashion tips.

· J Crew – Spend $150 or more and receive an exclusive, handpicked gift (while supplies last).

· J.W. Cooper – Enjoy 15% off throughout the entire store and enter their sweepstakes to win a pair of cufflinks valued at $300.

· New York Running Co – Fashion Show with staff & personal trainers showcasing their latest athletic apparel.

· Rosetta Stone -- Free headset with purchase of Rosetta Stone packages (while supplies last).

· Satya Jewelry – Preview the Fall Collection and enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

· Swarovski – Spend $100 and receive a crystal lipstick case. Receive complimentary crystal tattoos. Complimentary champagne, specialty chocolate, sweepstakes, free crystal tattoo. Selling Fashion’s Night Out t-shirts.

· Sephora -- Champagne, treats, DJ, makeup artists giving free makeovers.

· Thomas Pink - Spend $200+ and receive a pair of woven silk button cufflinks.

· Tourneau – Trunk show by one of their premier watch brands. Enjoy refreshments and in-store snacks. Enter-to-win a $1,500 watch (Ladies/Mens) & a gift bag with a $250 gift card (good towards a purchase of $1,000+) for everyone who enters on FNO.

· True Religion – Spend $150 or more and receive gift-with-purchase (while supplies last).

· Whole Foods – Introducing NUDE Skincare products with free sampling of their advanced probiotic skincare line along with freshly prepared appetizers and drinks. Visit Whole Foods and get a FREE bottle of 365 Water (500mL) with any $10 purchase (*One per customer/only in TWC location).

Jazz at Lincoln Center will host a jazz quartet performance featuring GRAMMY Award nominated vocalist Karrin Allyson in the Circle of Style lounge on the 2nd floor from 6:30-7:30PM on September 10th. Allyson is one of many featured performers of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola running from Monday, September 6 thru Sunday, October 10.

· Enter to win 2 prime Orchestra tickets to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Opening Night performance with Roy Haynes & Wynton Marsalis, Saturday, September 25th

· Eileen Fisher – Presenting the Relax & Refresh Event on Tuesday, September 14th from 7-9pm. Experiences include: An Eileen Fisher stylist creating signature looks inspired by the runway with the company’s sustainable fabrics, AVEDA chair massages and make-up touch ups, give-aways, and organic wine and refreshments provided by A Voce restaurant.

. Satya Jewelry will be selling their yoga-inspired jewelry, as well as displaying their Benefit necklace for Haiti. 100% of the proceeds go to the relief in Haiti.

· Presented by Eileen Fisher, enjoy a Wine Tasting on Thursday, September 16, from 6-8pm, featuring Women Vintners from Long Island’s wine region. Participating wineries include Gramercy Vineyards, Bouke Wines and Comtesse Therese Vineyard

· Montmartre - Vanessa Lee, the Fashion Director and feature of The Shops at Columbus Circle “Day in the Life” campaign, will be showcasing “the perfect outfits for ever Restaurant & Bar at Time Warner Center.”

· Whole Foods Market – Whole Body makeovers, healthy eating demos in-store and throughout the entire week, visit Whole Foods and get a FREE bottle of 365 Water (500mL) with any $10 purchase (*One per customer/only in TWC location).

Additional Time Warner Center events and promotions will be added.

Go to for a full list of event schedules


Stay up-to-date on all the latest fashion news from the Time Warner Center, as well as receive sneak previews and special offers within The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, join Time Warner Center’s complimentary “Inside the Circle” loyalty program. To sign up:

· Visit and select “Join Inside the Circle” (or)

· Text 55800, and type “Style” in your message on your mobile phone (or)

· Sign up onsite with Guest Services during Fashion’s Night Out and during Fashion Week

On Fashion's Night Out, September 10, 2010, celebrity psychic astrologer Kim Allen will be stationed at the Orlane, Paris counter at Saks Fifth Avenue, and she will be giving a free reading to anyone that makes an Orlane, Paris purchase of $300 or more. Come discover your future and get the products that will make your skin look younger for longer!

Those who will be downtown should come visit the VuBAR, Votre Vu’s customized Airstream, in the Meatpacking District! After testing Vu’s French-made, botanically based skin care with a Party Primer beauty regimen, have your photograph taken on the VuBAR’s red carpet and download them for free online. To finish off your VIP Vu experience, sample refreshing Votre Vu SnapDragon from an ice luge, laugh with a Joan Rivers impersonator, enjoy custom Votre Vu pastries from an on-site pastry chef and much, much more!

Friday September 10, 2010 8pm-1am.
Get your fake lash glam at the Maybelline New York Falsies bar.
Also Debuting RHLS 3D Collection.

Music by DJ Amanada Lepore and DJ Cazwell

Sexy Cocktails by SKYY VODKA
Guests must be 21+ to attend
Cocktails by donation to the CFDA

Patricia Field Boutique
302 Bowery
New York NY 10012
Between Bleeker and Houston


To celebrate Bloomingdale’s fall men’s collection, inspired by the 1920s, and the premiere of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” the iconic department store has teamed up with HBO to ‘turn back the clocks” and bring the glitz and glamour of Prohibition-era fashion to the streets of New York on Fashion’s Night Out!

On Fashion’s Night Out, Bloomingdale’s and HBO will reveal a series of ornate window sets featuring ‘20s inspired scenes and fashions, live actors, and an authentic 115 ft. “boardwalk” along Bloomingdale’s 3rd Ave entrance. After the unveiling, Bloomingdale’s and HBO will host an exclusive Men’s Suiting Event in the Men’s Store, where guests will have the opportunity to meet “Boardwalk Empire” stars Michael K Williams and Vincent Piazza as well as partake in 1920s inspired activities including cigar rolling, gaming and entertainment provided by Caesars Atlantic City, and Canadian Club whisky tasting. As part of their partnership, Bloomingdale’s will debut “Boardwalk Empire” inspired accessories priced at $19.20 exclusively available at the NYC Flagship to compliment Bloomingdale’s 1920s inspired Men’s fall collection. Available on Fashion’s Night Out only, the accessories will include cufflinks, tie bars and tie clips by David Donahue, pocket squares by JS Blank as well as ties by the Men’s Store Bloomingdale’s.






WHAT: Juicy Couture invites NYC to stay up late and shop! Once again, joining Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out initiative Juicy Couture welcomes all New Yorkers to celebrate fashion and shopping at their Bleecker Street and Flagship Fifth Avenue stores.

At Bleecker Street, model Karlie Kloss will decorate cupcakes with editors from Teen Vogue, including editor-in-chief, Amy Astley from 6PM-8PM. Designer Erin Fetherston (whose collection for Juicy Couture debuts this holiday season) will also stop by the festivities to fashion a cupcake before heading out on the town!

After a sweet treat in the west village, head up to the Fifth Avenue Flagship where DJ Cory Kennedy will be spinning and indie rock band, Metric will perform live at 8:30PM. It wouldn’t be Juicy without a few surprises here and there, so stop by both locations for photo opportunities and fun!

A portion of the proceeds of sales of the Juicy Couture “Loves New York” tracksuit and t-shirt line will benefit Vogue’s official charity, The New York City AIDS Fund in The New York Community Trust.

WHERE: Special festivities will be taking place at the below:

Juicy Couture Fifth Avenue Flagship (8:30PM METRIC performs; DJ Cory Kennedy spinning all night)

Juicy Couture Bleecker Street (6PM-8PM Karlie Kloss/Teen Vogue cupcakes)
368 Bleecker Street (at Charles Street)

Please also visit:

Juicy Couture Madison Avenue
860 Madison Avenue (at 70th Street) New York, NY 10021

Juicy Couture Flatiron

103 Fifth Avenue (at 17th Street) New York, NY 10003

WHEN: Friday, September 10th

6:00PM – 11:00PM

MORE: This event is open to the public. For more information, please visit


What: Nine West is proud to host singer-songwriter Joss Stone for two very special Fashion’s Night Out events in celebration of their limited edition design collaboration for the Nine West Vintage America Collection. To kick off the energetic evening, Stone will make a personal appearance for a customer meet and greet at the Largest Department Store in the World, Macy’s Herald Square. Guests at the store will have the chance to chat with Stone and receive an autographed version of her latest album. Later in the evening, Stone will make her way to the Nine West flagship store in midtown to perform a very special in-store concert that is not to be missed. In addition to performing all of her chart-topping hits, the Grammy Award-Winning recording artist will also perform her brand new song “Back In Style”, which was written and recorded exclusively for the Nine West Fall 2010 Vintage America Collection.

Shoe lovers will have the chance to purchase Joss’ limited edition styles at both Fashion’s Night Out events. A portion of all proceeds from the collection will be donated to Soles4Souls, a non-profit charity organization that facilitates the donation of shoes to aid those in need worldwide. For more information, visit

When: September 10, 2010

Appearance with Joss Stone and Nine West Creative Director Fred Allard

Where: Macy’s Herald Square, 5th floor
151 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

When: 4:00-5:00 PM Press meet and greet

5:00-6:00 PM Customer meet and greet and signing

Joss Stone In-Store Concert Performance

Where: Nine West

675 5th Avenue at 53rd Street

New York, NY 10022
When: 7:30-8:30 PM Press interviews and photos with Joss Stone

8:30 PM Joss Stone performs

11:00 PM Event concludes


September 4, 2010


WHAT: Juicy Couture invites NYC to stay up late and shop! Once again, joining Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out initiative Juicy Couture welcomes all New Yorkers to celebrate fashion and shopping at their Bleecker Street and Flagship Fifth Avenue stores.

At Bleecker Street, model Karlie Kloss will decorate cupcakes with editors from Teen Vogue, including editor-in-chief, Amy Astley from 6PM-8PM. Designer Erin Fetherston (whose collection for Juicy Couture debuts this holiday season) will also stop by the festivities to fashion a cupcake before heading out on the town!

After a sweet treat in the west village, head up to the Fifth Avenue Flagship where DJ Cory Kennedy will be spinning and indie rock band, Metric will perform live at 8:30PM. It wouldn’t be Juicy without a few surprises here and there, so stop by both locations for photo opportunities and fun!

A portion of the proceeds of sales of the Juicy Couture “Loves New York” tracksuit and t-shirt line will benefit Vogue’s official charity, The New York City AIDS Fund in The New York Community Trust.

WHERE: Special festivities will be taking place at the below:

Juicy Couture Fifth Avenue Flagship (8:30PM METRIC performs; DJ Cory Kennedy spinning all night)

Juicy Couture Bleecker Street (6PM-8PM Karlie Kloss/Teen Vogue cupcakes)
368 Bleecker Street (at Charles Street)

Please also visit:

Juicy Couture Madison Avenue
860 Madison Avenue (at 70th Street) New York, NY 10021

Juicy Couture Flatiron

103 Fifth Avenue (at 17th Street) New York, NY 10003

WHEN: Friday, September 10th

6:00PM – 11:00PM

MORE: This event is open to the public. For more information, please visit



September 6, 2010


Expanded Fashion Event Will Make its Debut at Lincoln Center after Years at Bryant Park

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Council of Fashion Designers of America President Diane von Furstenberg, IMG Chairman and CEO Ted Forstmann, Lincoln Center Chair Katherine Farley and Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn will kick off the first Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on September 8. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be held at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park from September 9 to 16. The semi-annual fashion events, previously held at Bryant Park, draw more than 230,000 attendees every year, generating more than $770 million in economic activity in New York City.

WHERE: Columbus Avenue between 64th and 65th Streets.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Space is limited. Camera spots will be granted on a first come-first served basis.


September 3, 2010

With Fashion’s Night Out just around the corner, American Express is excited to announce a Cardmember only shopping exclusive starting September 2 through Fashion’s Night out on September 10th. As a Cardmember, you can register NOW at to receive a $100 statement credit when spending $500 or more at participating Tory Burch, DVF, Intermix, Theory, Helmut Lang, and Domenico Vacca stores in New York City.


August 29, 2010


New Partnerships with Tory Burch for Cardmember-Only Fashion Event and Bill Sofield as New Skybox Designer Showcase Deeper Fashion Experiences

American Express announced today its full lineup of enhanced fashion experiences and exclusive Cardmember offerings during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. From teaming up with Architectural Digest and renowned interior designer Bill Sofield to design the much-buzzed about Skybox space, to partnering with one of the industry’s most successful designers, Tory Burch, for an exclusive Cardmember-only event, American Express is once again providing unparalleled access into the industry for its fashion savvy Cardmembers. Starting today, Cardmembers can purchase packages to experience Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week unlike ever before at

“This season, American Express is proud to offer our Cardmembers a wide range of fashion focused events that will bring them closer than ever before to the designers they love,” said Jessica Igoe, Director of Global Sponsorship Marketing, American Express. “We’ve already seen a very real demonstration of our Cardmembers’ passion for fashion with the extremely fast sell out of early access tickets to Fashion’s Night Out: The Show”

Exclusive Tory Burch Presentation Event

On Wednesday, September 15 at 9:30PM, American Express Cardmembers will experience an exclusive viewing of the Tory Burch Spring 2011 collection. The fashionable evening will feature models styled in spring looks, initially presented earlier that day at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Cardmembers will have the opportunity to hear from Tory and learn about the inspiration behind the upcoming collection. Cardmembers can purchase tickets to the event, featuring live music by renowned DJ Cassidy, starting today at 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards the Tory Burch Foundation, which Tory launched in 2009 to provide economic opportunities to women and their families in the US. In partnership with ACCION USA, the foundation empowers women to start, sustain and grow their own businesses through microfinance.

Social Media Access to the Pulse of Fashion

American Express continues to support its Cardmembers’ passion for fashion and share that enthusiasm via social media through its newly designed physical and virtual spaces. This season’s lobby space will allow Cardmembers and show attendees alike to interact via Twitter through the specially enhanced multimedia wall. Connect with @americanexpress and check out the American Express Twitter Wall, which will display tweets in real time from those using the #AMEXMBFW tag from top industry voices, Skybox experts and Independent Fashion Bloggers, giving fashion goers instant insight and access to the many happenings during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. In addition, select designers will provide even deeper access by showcasing exclusive inspiration images and messages that helped formulate their collection hitting the runways this season.

Also this season, American Express has partnered with Twitter to create the first-ever Twitter Event Hub, providing fashionistas everywhere the opportunity to interact directly with top designers and industry insiders, while also getting access to the best runway moments of the week as they happen.

Skybox Soars with Style from Bill Sofield

Perched high about The Theater and The Stage, the American Express Skybox will hit stylish new heights this season with a rich and layered new look created by one of the world’s leading designers. American Express, in partnership with Architectural Digest, has commissioned renowned interior designer Bill Sofield to customize this year’s exclusive hideaway, infusing a sense of subdued opulence that complements the move to Lincoln Center.

“I’m thrilled to work with American Express and Architectural Digest to design this highly sought after Skybox space,” said Bill Sofield. “I wanted to create a lavish atmosphere that brings together the energy and action of the front row, and reflects the chic sophistication that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week entails, particularly with its new home at Lincoln Center.”

Hosted by style icon Kate Nobelius, the American Express Skybox will once again provide Cardmembers with an unparalleled vantage point of the runways, connect them with the industry’s biggest names and allow them to mingle with the who’s who of the world of fashion and style. These coveted premium access packages were made available for Platinum Card® and Gold Card members and sold out quicker this season than ever before.

Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB)

American Express will once again partner with Independent Fashion Blogger community, as part of its enhanced social media offering. In partnership with the IFB, American Express will host the second annual “Evolving Influence” blogger conference taking place on Thursday, September 9 at the Hudson Hotel in New York City. The full day event, co-moderated by IFB founder Jennine Tamm Jacob, will feature a panel of industry heavyweights including Style Bubble, Cupcakes & Cashmere, The Cut, Bryan Boy, Bloglovin' and more*. In addition, American Express will host tweet-ups, twitterviews and various other social media activities throughout the week to help further connect Cardmembers everywhere with the excitement and energy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.

Fashion’s Night Out

Cardmembers can take advantage of an exclusive American Express offer during the second-ever Fashion’s Night Out. Register your eligible American Express Card at to receive a $100 statement credit when you spend $500 at a participating retailer, anytime from September 2, 2010, and continuing through Fashion’s Night Out on September 10, 2010. Participating New York City retailers include Tory Burch, DVF, Intermix, Theory, Helmut Lang, and Domenico Vacca.

Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)

American Express proudly continues its support of emerging designers in the industry with a $250,000 donation to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF), a program of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Proceeds from the sale of Skybox packages will go towards the American Express donation.

To learn more about American Express’ special access to the world of fashion and other exciting entertainment offers, follow @AmericanExpress on Twitter, become a fan of American Express on Facebook and visit

*List subject to change


August 26, 2010

New York Reaches New Heights in Couture Fashion Sept 10-11-12, 2010 is set to be the best season yet for Couture Fashion Week in New York at the Waldorf Astoria September. It will go down in the history of fashion as a spectacular event. The glamorous fashion event where celebrities, VIPs, fashionistas and the press all come together to be dazzled, celebrate the triumph of luxury and style and help top charity causes such as Tuesday Children and Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Performers from London, Milan, Spain, China and USA and award winning designers from 18 countries with a full array of gowns, accessories, jewelry will make a splash of beauty, glamour and glitz.

See individual press releases:
Couture Fashion Week Partners with Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure®

Andres Aquino Presents a Collection of Charm and Romance at Couture Fashion Week

Designer Siraj Sanad Brings Luxurious Collection to Couture Fashion Week New York

Lebanese Designer Jack Guisso to Show Latest Exquisitely Crafted Collection at Couture Fashion Week New York

Zizi Cardow Returns to Couture Fashion Week New York with Latest Vibrant Collection

Award-Winning Romanian Designer Romanitza to Show at Couture Fashion Week

Edwing D'Angelo Returns to Couture Fashion Week New York with Sophisticated and Polished Collection

Elizabeth Arnau To Be First Spanish Designer to Show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Designs of Elegance and Taste by Designer Luis Machicao to be Shown at Couture Fashion Week New York

M.D. Minerals Named Official Makeup Sponsor for Couture Fashion Week New York September 2010

Aussie Designer Cristina Nitopi Returns to Couture Fashion Week with Her Latest Menswear Collection Called "Saint Michael"

Couture Fashion Week Partners with Tuesday's Children in its Support of Victims of Terrorism

Designer Sushma Patel Returns to Couture Fashion Week New York with Latest Fusion Collection

German Designer Marco Marcu to Present Language of Flowers Collection at Couture Fashion Week New York

Katya Leonovich to Show Cutting Edge Bridal Designs at Couture Fashion Week New York

Designs of Feminine Elegance by Mireille Dagher at Couture Fashion Week New York

Amal Sarieddine Returns to Couture Fashion Week New York with Luxurious Feminine Designs

Acclaimed Designer Ezra Santos to Make USA Debut at Couture Fashion Week New York

More coming...including Catalin Botezatu from Romania and Adiba AlMahboub from Kuwait.

August 9, 2010


July 27, 2010

Madonna and Lola
Photo Credit Material Girl

Madonna and her daughter Lola are launching their new line "Material Girl" on August 3, 2010 at 10AM at Macy's.


H&M to Open Newly Reovated Harlem Location on July 30

H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, the international fashion retailer known for offering fashion-forward apparel and quality basics, is excited to continue its New York focus by unveiling its newly renovated store in Harlem. Re-opening this Friday, July 30 at 10am, H&M Harlem will continue to give New York City shoppers even more access to the latest trends for the whole family.

“H&M remains committed to increasing its presence in the U.S. marketplace by seeking out the best locations and cities. We are thrilled to reintroduce our Harlem location to the New York market” says Daniel Kulle, U.S. President for H&M.

The newly rebuilt store location features a brand new interior and fixtures, giving the store a modern and updated look. It also boasts a brand new facade which will be sure to make H&M Harlem the main attraction on the 125th street retail corridor.

H&M Harlem will continue to make current fashion and updated basics accessible to all in the tri-state area by offering collections for ladies, men, young ladies and young men, with full denim, lingerie and accessories departments. This store also carries H&M’s fantastic children’s collection, which features quality garments for kids of all ages.

As a fashion source for the whole family, H&M believes in supporting the local community. H&M is proud to mark the grand reopening on 125th street by partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. This youth development organization provides a positive environment that enables members to become responsible, self-reliant, and caring adults. H&M will donate gift cards to members of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem to help them purchase new H&M garments on opening day. In addition, H&M will also provide the local Boys and Girls Club with a financial grant to support their programs.

In celebration of the grand re-opening, H&M Harlem will also offer the first 200 shoppers in line an H&M T-shirt and Access to Fashion Pass, valued from $10 to $300. There will also be fantastic opening offers all weekend for the entire family including: ladies' dresses starting at $3, men’s shirts starting at $5, and girls’ leggings starting at $3.

One lucky winner will receive an All Access Fashion Pass, allowing them early entry to the store before the doors open to the public. Once inside, the lucky winner will receive a personal style consultation from an H&M stylist who will help them dress their personality in the latest trends from H&M!

H&M Harlem is located at 125 West 125th Street in New York, NY and can be reached by phone at (212) 665-830. Store hours are Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

July 20, 2010


Watch New York fashion designer Thuy Diep and her team on the season finale of Bravo’s hit series Double Exposure as they present the THUY S/S 2010 COLLECTION at Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week. Catch the behind-the-scenes look at how Thuy develops the collection and prepares for the catwalk, and how Double Exposure’s Markus Klinko and Indrani shoot Thuy’s Summer 2010 campaign images on location in India.

WHEN: TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010 at 11 PM / 10 PM CST on the Bravo Network, DOUBLE EXPOSURE – Check your local cable listings.


July 6, 2010


June 24, 2010


June 22, 2010


To celebrate the arrival of summer, Milly is launching a Cabana Contest!

Milly Facebook fans can enter to win the ultimate beach package including $1,200 worth of Cabana merchandise: a signature Milly paisley-print bandeau bikini, cotton lace cover-up, luxe terry cloth tote and matching beach blanket with detachable pillow. A celeb favorite, Milly Cabana has been recently seen on Kristin Davis in “Sex and the City 2,” as well as Beyoncé.

The contest ends on July 2nd, just in time for the holiday weekend, when the lucky winner will be announced and also receive $1 toward for every Milly Facebook friend in their network.


June 8, 2010

Anne Fontaine SALE SUMMER 2010
Wednesday, June 9th to Wednesday, June 23rd
For Store Locations Dial Toll-Free 866-237-4478


May 7, 2010

Incomparable Style. Unmatched Elegance.

When: September 10-12, 2010

Where: The iconic Waldorf-Astoria in New York City

Designers: Catalin Botezatu, Katya Leonovich, Romanitza, Marco Marcu, Andres Aquino, Walid Atallah, Cristina Nitopi and more.

Reserve your spot now.

Couture for the Cure
Couture Fashion Week loves charity. This season, CFW partners with the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The fashion show at 8 pm on Saturday September 11 will be part of a “Pink Night.” A Komen representative will walk the runway in a custom-made gown. more »

Andres Aquino Style Leader, Inspiration
Founder and producer Andres Aquino recently received the “Style Fashion Leader & Inspiration Award” from SUNY Westchester Community College. CFW and the college have collaborated for years. Fashion merchandising students volunteer at the event gaining valuable career experience, while CFW benefits from bright energetic workers. more »

The Dubai Connection
Couture Fashion Week producer Andres Aquino recently visited Dubai, an important fashion center in the Middle East, where he showed his latest collection of couture gowns at Dubai Fashion Week, and held interviews with the regional press. CFW continues to explore partnerships in Dubai’s luxury market. more »

Press & Trade Buyers
If you submitted an online registration form, you can expect to receive an e-mail invitation 10-14 days before the event (subject to verification of your credentials). No need to re-submit your press or buyer registration form.


May 6, 2010

From Lela Rose:

Ribbon Stripe Skirt
Retail: $695
Sample Sale Price: $250

Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan
Original: $550
Sample Sale Price: $195


Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2010 Sample Sale

Place: 224 West 30th Street, 13th Floor (between 7th and 8th Avenue)

Dates/Times: Wednesday, May 12th from 9-7pm, Thursday, May 13th from 10-6pm, & Friday, May 14th from 10-5pm

Telephone: 212.947.9204

Payment: Cash and Major Credit Cards Only

May 4, 2010

From Milly:

Dr. Jill Biden

The “Second Lady” is a fashion repeat offender…and she loves MILLY!

Dr. Biden wore her favorite spring 2009 Milly coat yesterday during her appearance with Vice President Biden on the White House Lawn to speak to participants in the Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride. This is the second time Dr. Biden wore this style as she was first seen wearing the coat last May at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in D.C.

Dr. Biden consistently wears the brand – sporting Milly at appearances in NY, the Middle East and event the presidential inauguration!

April 28, 2010

From IMG:


IMG announced today plans for its first season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park at a fashion industry briefing supported by The City of New York, Lincoln Center and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The move to Lincoln Center has allowed IMG Fashion to unveil event upgrades such as modernized production capabilities for designers, digital services concurrent with the advanced needs of the 21st Century, better accessibility for attendees through both public and private transportation and great resources/facilities on-site and in the surrounding areas.

The move to Lincoln Center comes after extensive work between City Hall, Lincoln Center, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), IMG and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

“This is a very exciting day for us,” said Peter Levy, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Fashion Worldwide. “The move has allowed IMG to reinvent and improve so many aspects of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as well as develop a stronger link to the surrounding facitilies and spaces available at Lincoln Center and the neighborhood. This is the first season in what we are confident will be a long ‘run’ at Lincoln Center.”

Said Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Director of Fashion, Lincoln Center, “We are delighted to provide Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with a new home and an extraordinary array of possibilities. Over the past few years, Lincoln Center has undergone a transformation, resulting in a campus that is aesthetically spectacular as well as extremely accessible. We look forward to providing the fashion industry with one central location for activities in and around the tents. In addition, we plan to welcome consumers with a dynamic array of opportunities to engage with the art of fashion.”

“The move to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center is the culmination of a working partnership between the Mayor’s Office, NYCEDC, IMG, Lincoln Center, and the Department of Parks and Recreation,” said Patrick M. Murphy, Director of the Fashion/Retail Team at the Center for Economic Transformation at NYCEDC. “The enhancements to the tents, the ability to stage additional presentations, along with access to major transportation routes, and the connection with the Lincoln Center brand will be a terrific boost for the fashion industry, and will have a positive economic impact for the event and the City.”

“The industry support and innovation being utilized to transform Lincoln Center into the new home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is a testament to New York City’s premier status among the greatest fashion capitals of the world," said Stephen Cannon, Vice President of Marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA. “Our commitment to the event’s success will continue as we officially announce today that Mercedes-Benz is renewing a three year agreement with IMG to remain title sponsor.”

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, which will be held from September 9 to 16, will implement a number of technical enhancements to adjust with the changing needs of the fashion community. These upgrades include; a gracious lobby to better accommodate designer guests, press and industry professionals; modified runway theaters and modular designer spaces that support advanced production capabilities; expanded lighting and digital design resources; new décor and increased venue/runway sizes and seating enhancements. The event will continue to host three runway venues, and has added a fourth presentation space for designer presentations, industry forums, press conferences and other activities. The venue cost to each designer will remain the same as in previous seasons of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

IMG Fashion will extend ‘the Tents’ original mantra to ‘organize, centralize and modernize’ into the digital realm, launching a new Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center website and suite of digital services that provide expanded capabilities for designers, press and attendees. These improvements include a new designer centric website and updated registration and credentialing system synchronized with designer seating. The digitization of the event will further streamline the communication between the different constituencies, providing up to the minute resources for press registration, press contact details for designers, online RSVP and show check-in capabilities.

Lincoln Center allows a unique opportunity in the evolution of the event, offering expanded resources and facilities around campus for the use of designer, press, industry and consumer activities. Inside the Tents, the site will feature increase lounge style seating in the event lobby and an outdoor garden for events and presentations as well as a number of restaurants, cafes and sitting areas around the Lincoln Center campus. Lincoln Center also provides attendees with convenient transportation and access to the event via the MTA’s subway systems, busses, the West Side Highway and light traffic flow on 9th Avenue (Columbus) and 10th Avenue (Amsterdam) making the hectic week of shows as effortless as possible for all attendees.

The City, working with IMG Fashion and Lincoln Center, has embarked on a coordinated effort to ensure Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week takes place in an efficient and organized manner. Led by the Citywide Event Coordination and Management Office, City agencies – including the Transportation, Police, Fire, Buildings, Parks and Recreation and Sanitation Departments together with the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit, and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) – are coordinating issues related to pedestrian access, ancillary parking, community resources, traffic flow, and opportunities for local businesses.

Each year, the 232,000 attendees at Fashion Weeks generate new economic activity for New York City businesses, accounting for more than $466 million in direct visitor spending and contributing to $1.6 billion in annual tax revenue to the City’s fashion industry. For the businesses surrounding Lincoln Center specifically – the restaurants, hotels, and retailers – as well as the thousands of caterers, security, and service workers staffing the shows, relocating Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will result in economic benefits. More than $40 million annually is spent on meals at local restaurants; nearly $30 million on taxis, Town Cars, and public transportation; and an additional $56 million at area hotels.

April 20, 2010

Arod and Donna Karan
Photo Credit: Michael Simon

From Donna Karan: Donna Karan on the field during batting practice before the New York Yankees game on Friday, April 16.

The designer, who's DKNY brand recently inked a long term sponsorship deal, was scene mingling with friend Alex Rodriguez, Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Joba Chamberlin on the field before the game.


From HBO: The HBO Shop has everything you need to throw a Sex & the City soiree with the girls. All products are available at the HBO Shop at 1100 Sixth Avenue (north east corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue) or online at


April 19, 2010



April 10, 2010

From Brooklyn Fashion Week(End):

Brooklyn Fashion Week{end}
Sunday April 11, 2010 @ 5PM
Stage Six, Steiner Studios at Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Style Foundation will showcase emerging fashion talents with Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} on April 11th. The “I am Brooklyn” fashion showcase and benefit show will feature select designers including Alisha Trimble, Terri Stevens, Crying Tears and Das Monittee and live music performances by Dante, Ceresia and Robbie Nova. Celebrity hosts include Derek Warburton of Derek Loves Shopping, Alex & Simon from The Real Housewives of New York and Abner Louima. Hair and makeup for the shows will be provided by the Gatsby Salon, star of the Style Networks new hit show Jerseylicious and by Dieci Lifestyle Salon and Dieci Colori. For this spring day, Brooklyn will act as a runway to the world, featuring Brooklyn’s most talented and emerging designers.

Website for ticket purchase:

Tickets: $35 Start Time: 5 p.m.

Stage Six | Steiner Studios at Brooklyn Navy Yard | 15 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205


March 31, 2010

From Clout Public Relations:

Earth Day is right around the corner (April 22nd), and who doesn’t want an easy way to do their part in bringing awareness to saving the planet! Multeepurpose T-shirts make that type of activism effortless with its collection of cause-related T-shirts designed to impact!

This eco-friendly collection of cool graphic print Tee-shirts are PVC-free, and printed with water-based inks. Plus, proceeds from the sale of every shirt respectively benefit a variety of non-profit partners. The affordable T’s (starting price points are about $20) are available for Men, Women and Children!

View the current collection at

March 18, 2010

Shop With Style
March 27, 2010
Meatpacking District

Welcome to Shop W Style – a celebration of W's first-ever shopping issue On Saturday, March 27, W will bring its unique take on chic to the Meatpacking District with in-store events, appearances by W editors & experts and special offers at over 40 retail destinations.

Check out the Shop W Style Lounge at The Standard, New York to pick up a map of events, check out the new Kate Moss for Longchamp Collection, enjoy a make-up application by Shiseido and be among the first to shop the new Tacori 18k925 collection. Plus, sign up for a stylist-on-demand appointment and private style sessions at HUGO BOSS.

Don't forget to click on BOOK IT to check out a special offer from The Standard, New York and to reserve your make-up & stylist appointments now.

For more information, lick on the Shop With Style Website.

March 17, 2010

From H&M:

Photo Courtesy of H & M


Romantic, exotic, glamorous or abstract: this spring’s floral patterns provide an injection of creativity and a love of fashion into your wardrobe. The floral looks are inspired by chlorophyll-green gardens, sundrenched landscapes and even 70s hippie chic flower-power. The romantic garden collection is made using organic and recycled materials. All the garments have been produced using sustainable materials or using recycled PET bottles or textile waste.

This spring’s bright and flowery fashions can update and rejuvenate your wardrobe and offer a modern, sustainable look whatever your personal style. The collection includes a feminine chiffon dress made from recycled polyester with a colourful garden print, a pinafore dress in organic cotton with romantic roses and a smock dress in organic cotton with an ethnic floral pattern. An organic cotton top in a small floral design or a frilly chiffon top made from recycled polyester can be combined with cropped trousers or shorts in organic cotton and/or linen. A beige anorak can be worn over a floral jumpsuit, both of which come in tencel.

Sustainable materials:

Organic cotton: cotton that has been grown without the use of hazardous chemicals
Organic linen: linen that has been grown without the use of hazardous chemicals
Recycled polyester: polyester made from PET-bottles or textile waste
Tencel: silky, renewable material produced with minimal environmental impact

March 5, 2010

From Siren PR:

Jenn Hyman and Jenny Carter Fleiss


On the heels of all the buzz here in New York surrounding Fashion Week, it’s about time each girl can take that runway into real way. I’d like to introduce you to, founded by Jenn Hyman and Jenny Carter Fleiss. They are two young Harvard biz school grads who came up with the idea for their site while still in school.

Here’s how it works: current season styles are featured on the site as on online store. Select any dress for 4 or 8 days and receive a 2nd size free to ensure a perfect fit. The cost of the rental is approximately 10% of the retail price and rentals start at just $50. For. For example, you want to wear an Herve Leger dress to a party next Saturday and it costs $850. You pay $85 and get to pick it in 2 sizes. Wear it, love it and then pop it back in the mailbox in the provided stamped and addressed envelope when you’re done. Rent the Runway will take care of all dry cleaning.

The site currently includes pieces from Brian Reyes, doo. ri, Herve Leger, Giambattista Valli, Proenza Schouler, Richard Chai as well as contemporary labels like Catherine Malandrino, Helmut Lang, DVF, Tibi and Tracy Reese. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind items will also be offered – taken straight from the runway or from the personal closet of a featured designer. Additional designers and styles will be added based on seasonal trends and direct customer feedback.


February 10, 2010

From HBO:

The HBO Shop has the Look of Love this Valentine's Day with windows inspired by Sex and the City. The HBO Shop is located at 1100 Avenue of the Americans at 42nd. Street in New york City.


February 5, 2010

From American Express:


American Express announces today its full roster of Cardmember experiences and exclusive access during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, including a partnership with Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief™ -Haiti NYC, 2010, a special runway event benefitting the victims of the recent Haiti tragedies. American Express has joined forces with some of the biggest names in the fashion and entertainment industries to bring Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief™ -Haiti NYC, 2010 to the Tent at Bryant Park on Friday, February 12 at 7 PM in support of CARE’s Haiti relief fund. Tickets are exclusively available for Cardmembers starting Friday, February 5 at 10:00 AM at

Fashion For Relief™ -Haiti NYC, 2010 Runway Event

Hosted by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, the star-studded Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief™ -Haiti NYC, 2010 event will feature actors, musicians and celebrities walking the runway in various looks created by some of fashion’s top designers and to be later auctioned online at NET-A-PORTER. American Express Cardmembers will have exclusive access to advance tickets for this live runway event unlike any other, bringing together fashion and entertainment’s most powerful forces for a truly remarkable cause.

"American Express is proud to join Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief™ -Haiti NYC, 2010 to help bring together some of the boldest names in the industry for a wonderful cause,” said Jessica Igoe, Director of Global Sponsorship Marketing, American Express. “We are continually looking to connect our Cardmembers with the passions and experiences that they love and we are honored to connect them with an amazing fashion experience under the Tents that will ultimately provide needed assistance for the people of Haiti.”

American Express Cardmembers will have exclusive access to purchase tickets before the general public for $100 and $150 starting tomorrow, February 5 at 10:00 AM through February 8 at 9:59 PM at All proceeds from the sale of event tickets will go to the CARE organization to raise crucial funds towards rebuilding Haiti’s healthcare system for mothers and children.

"I am deeply saddened by the recent tragedy in Haiti; so many have been killed and severely affected by the earthquake - women and children in particular are most vulnerable in disasters,” said Naomi Campbell. “Fashion is universal, personal and touches everyone. Our aim is to use this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week catwalk to reach people and help raise crucial funds to help save the lives of women and children.”

American Express Skybox and Lobby Lounge Under the Tents

American Express is thrilled to be back under the Tents providing Cardmembers with access like true industry insiders to more than 40 designer shows. Inside the exclusive American Express Skybox, hosted by celebrity stylist Kate Nobelius, Cardmembers will once again have a spectacular view of all the runway excitement in the Tent and Promenade venues while mingling with the industry’s biggest names to gather personal insights into the world of fashion. Already a must-attend experience for all fashionistas, these highly sought after premium access packages for Platinum Card® and Gold Card members sold out in record time earlier this month.

Fashion fans have another opportunity to be a part of the American Express Skybox experience. Followers of American Express on Twitter, @AmericanExpress, will have the opportunity to win a Skybox package for two to view the Anna Sui and Brian Reyes Fall 2010 runway shows taking place on Thursday evening, February 17 and enjoy all the perks of the luxurious space. Details and a link to enter will be revealed by @AmericanExpress.

February 4, 2010


To help raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, international actress and Mango spokesperson, Scarlett Johansson has designed an exclusive handbag with all profits being donated to OXFAM. The Haiti handbag will be exclusively available in more than 1390 MANGO stores worldwide, retailing for $29.90.

The print on the handbag represents the ancient cartography of Haiti, and contains the message “Supporting the people of Haiti” written and signed by the actress.

Speaking about this exclusive handbag, Scarlett Johansson said: “I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Mango to promote conscious consumerism and to benefit Oxfam's Haiti Earthquake Response Fund. By purchasing this bag, which I specially designed, you are helping to provide life saving assistance like clean water to the people of Haiti."

Ninona Vila, Corporate PR Director said: “Given the terrible events that have taken place, MANGO wants to support the victims of the Haiti earthquake. For this reason, we want to offer our clients the chance to collaborate in this effort, as there are so many people who need our help.

January 24, 2010

This is just in from Ports 1961:

Fashion Week excitement is in the air. Ports 1961 is sponsoring a contest and the prize is two tickets to the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Ports 1961 Show. The winner and the winner's plus one will be transported to and from the show by car service where they will be invited backstage to meet designer, Tia Cibani. Afterwards, the lucky winner (and plus one) will be treated to dinner at a restaurant in the Meat Packing District. And after seeing the show, the winner will have a $500 gift certificate for the Ports 1961 store (also in the Meat Packing District) so she or he (for the wife or girlfriend) can purchase some of the hip Ports 1961 looks. Click here to enter the contest.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week will be held February 11 - 18, 2010 at Bryant Park. The shows will be moved to Lincoln Center in September of 2010.

January 20, 2010


Nicole Scherzinger Paris Hilton

This is just in from Bryn at MAOPR:

At the launch of her new website Saturday night in Las Vegas, Paris Hilton shimmered in a black faux snake stretch jersey one shoulder mini dress by The Blonds. [And} Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls also chose the sleek and shiny number when she performed with Cobra Starship at the People's Choice Awards earlier this month.

The Blonds are a recent winner of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation in womenswear and will be showing this season at New York Fashion Week.


December 12, 2009


December 2, 2009

From JCPenny and Mango:

MNG By Mango to be Centerpiece of JCPenney’s Contemporary Assortment; Arrangement Combines JCPenney’s Merchandising and Marketing Expertise with

Mango’s World-Renowned Leadership in Design and Fast Fashion

Will Launch MNG By Mango in Fall 2010 in Up to 75 JCPenney Stores and on, Increasing to 600 Stores by Fall 2011

Mango and J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today announced their intention to enter into an agreement under which JCPenney will become Mango’s exclusive department store retailer in the United States for the "MNG by Mango" brand. Mango, one of the world's top international “fast fashion” retailers with more than 1,300 stores in 94 countries, is known for rapidly delivering European runway fashion at affordable prices. As JCPenney’s largest contemporary brand, MNG by Mango will bring a representation of Mango to JCPenney, and will dramatically expand the brand’s presence in the United States where there are currently 12 Mango stores.

The MNG by Mango brand will include a full lifestyle offering of career and casual sportswear as well as accessories sold only at JCPenney. Additional highlights of the agreement include:

And From Target:

Target Announces Zac Posen as the next GO International Designer

Zac Posen to launch affordable limited-edition collection for Target

Target announces Zac Posen as the next limited-edition designer for GO International®, an innovative program designed to offer guests reasonably-priced fashion created by world-renowned designers. Zac Posen will launch his exclusive collection available at most Target stores nationwide and online at The women’s fashion collection will launch on April 25, 2010, and be available through May 30, 2010.


November 30, 2009

Isaac Mizrahi Show
Mercedes Benz Spring 2010 Fashion Week
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Designer Isaac Mizrahi will be at Bergdorf Goodman on Thursday, December 3rd from 2-3:30pm. MIrazhi will be showing his Spring Collection ot the fourth floor of Bergdorf's.


November 9, 2009


November 6, 2009

From H & M:

Grand Re-Opening Week Kicks Off Monday, Nov 9 at 12 Noon

H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, the international fashion retailer known for offering the latest trends and modern basics at the best prices will celebrate the grand re-opening of their NYC Flagship Fifth Avenue location on November 9 at 12 noon. H&M Fifth Avenue has been rebuilt with all new interior and fixtures, giving the store a brand new fashion-forward look.

H&M Fifth Avenue will celebrate the unveiling of its new look by offering the first 300 shoppers in line an Access to Fashion gift pass valued from $10-$300, as well as great giveaways and fantastic in-store offers, everyday from Monday Nov 9 to Thursday Nov 12! The party will kick into full swing on Monday afternoon with a special appearance by Z100 radio personality Carolina Bermudez and DJ Phil Kross!

The culmination of the re-opening celebration will continue to prove that high design is not a matter of price - when the Fifth Avenue store unveils the Jimmy Choo for H&M collection on Saturday, November 14.

The store will be open Monday Nov 9 from 12p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday Nov 10 -Thursday Nov 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday Nov 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The store will be closed on Friday November 13th.

H & M was established in Sweden in 1947. Today, there are approximately 1,800 H&M stores in 34 markets worldwide. H&M has a wide product range that is divided into a number of different concepts for women, men, teenagers, and children.

October 28, 2009

This is just in from our friends, the Muppets:

This Halloween we’re got your costume ideas coverage covered!

Muppet fans of all generations will thrill this Halloween with the first-ever Muppet Halloween Costumes! Get crazy like Animal, grab a buddy and be the sarcastic-grumpy Statler and Waldorf, make people laugh as Fozzie Bear or Gonzo or be the one of the most famous couples around, Kermit the Frog & Miss Piggy! You can even dress your little one up as Fozzie Bear or mini Kermit!

Statler and Waldorf, are offered exclusively through All remaining costumes are offered through or wherever Halloween Buying Group costumes as sold.

Full costumes range in price from $49.00 to $54.00, Overhead Latex Mask are $49.00- $60.00 and children’s rompers are $21.99.

October 18, 2009

This is just in from the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation:


Genetic Denim has partnered with Denise Rich and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research by creating a limited-edition “Gabrielle” Jean.

The “Gabrielle” will be available in Genetic Denim’s Shane skinny jean. The Shane is a tight, form-fitting and super slimming silhouette that elongates the leg, making it Genetic Denim’s most popular style. The Gabrielle will have the Foundation’s angel logo stitched on the coin pocket in the Foundation’s signature red color. The logo is also screen printed over the Genetic Denim back patch to further emphasize the co-branded project. The mission statement of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation will be adorned on the x-ray hangtag that graces every pair of Genetic Denim. The “Gabrielle” will be offered in a rich classic blue “Brighter Day” wash that can be worn with any style, day or night.

Each pair will retail for $154.00 and Genetic Denim will donate 100% of the net sales from each purchase to Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. This limited-edition style will be in stores for Holiday 2009 following the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, The Angel Ball, which will be held on October 20th at Cipriani Wall Street. The “Gabrielle” can be purchased online by visiting and retail stores.

The Angel Ball, hosted by Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter, is sponsored by Continental Airlines and will honor philanthropists Thomas C. Quick and Patricia Quick.

About Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research was created in 1996 by Denise Rich and her daughters and son in-law, Daniella Rich Kilstock, Ilona Rich Schachter and Philip Aouad in memory of Rich’s daughter, Gabrielle Rich Aouad. Gabrielle lost her long and valiant struggle with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) at the young age of 27. It was Gabrielle’s wish that a foundation be created to help spare others the suffering she endured. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research funds basic and clinical medical research in both conventional and integrative disciplines which focus on prevention, treatment and quality of life issues of leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly $11 million in Medical Research Awards


October 1, 2009

This is just in from Ashley Chapman of PMK/HBH:


Online Registration Available September 29 through November 10 To Take Advantage of 25% Off Anniversary Savings at Cole Haan, Diane von Furstenberg, Jonathan Adler and Other Popular Brands

The Platinum Card® from American Express is celebrating 25 years of providing outstanding service, benefits and value to its Card members by offering exclusive offers and valuable savings at a special selection of luxury brands. As a special thank you to its Platinum Card members, American Express is offering exclusive ‘25 percent back’ savings at some of these Card members’ favorite retailers from September 29 through November 10.

Platinum Card members can take advantage of receiving 25 percent back across several fine retailers and brands, including Cole Haan, Diane von Furstenberg, Furla, Jonathan Adler, Johnnes & Company and Evening Land Vineyards. To take advantage of these exclusive offers, Platinum Card members must simply register anytime now through November 10 at Once registered, Card members will receive a 25 percent off statement credit on their purchases made at these retailers.

Since its launch in 1984, the Platinum Card has been offering Card members a wealth of personalized services and benefits designed to specifically meet the needs and desires of the affluent consumer. Over that time, American Express has continued to evolve and enhance the Card by adding new benefits and services to meet the changing needs of customers. Today, the Platinum Card offers more than 30 distinctive benefits and services, including: airport club access; special amenities such as room upgrades and guaranteed late check-outs at more than 600 of the world's most luxurious hotels and resorts; access to once-in-a-lifetime “By Invitation Only®” experiences and exclusive retail offers. Platinum Card members also enjoy a superior level of personal service through the Platinum Concierge and Platinum Travel Service. For more information on the Platinum Card, visit


September 21, 2009

This is just in from Kira Kohrherr of K Public Relations LLC:

Fabiola Arias launched her Fashion Week debut collection yesterday at an intimate showcase at AVEnts Studio, located near Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. The line showcased a mix of imaginative and wearable pieces in a color palette of muted creams and soft blues to deeper reds and blacks. Meticulously layering silk organza, tulle and chiffon, Fabiola’s spring collection of cocktail and evening wear reflects her signature esthetic of adding intricate detail and texture to classic silhouettes.

By combining her passion for paint and garment work, Fabiola staged the models as a living art instillation. Playing with height and drama, Fabiola’s debut showcase featured a theatrical vignette where models adorned with Fabiola’s signature head pieces decorated the white wall of the antique hall. Inspired by the mysticism and allure of Afro-Cuban Santeria, each garments in the spring collection is named after a deity and will be available in March 2010.

Additionally, Fabiola has been selected as a participating designer for the 2nd annual SHINMAI Creator’s Project. As one of four designers chosen, Arias has been given the opportunity to show her Fall 2010 collection at Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo.

September 15, 2009

This is just in from Brynne at MAO PR:

Katy Perry wearing The Blondes
Video Music Awards
Septemer 13, 2009

Katy Perry arrived at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards last night at Radio City Music Hall wearing a one of a kind piece, custom made by her designers of choice, Phillipe & David Blond of The Blonds. Katy arrived in a rhodium plated silver mesh chain dress embellished with crystals that was inspired by the traditional VMA award, the moonman.

The Blonds also created Katy Perry's performance piece, which was a tribute to Freddie Mercury of Queen. Katy rocked this piece while singing Queen's 'We Will Rock You".

September 10, 2009

Fashion Night Out will be held all over the world on Thursday, September 10th from 6PM-11PM. Stores will stay open late , hosting guests stars and serving treats. We will be posting fun events on this page, so check back often:

Hot Tip for Fashion Night Out: check out American Express for an offer to enroll your credit card and receive a 50 dollar credit on your bill when you spend 300 at Fashion Night out.


This is just in from Nine West:

Third Eye Blind Announces Rare Live Acoustic Performance
At Nine West to Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out

WHAT: Third Eye Blind will perform live at Nine West to support Fashion’s Night Out and promote “Ursa Major,” their newest album which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. Come and listen to a rare performance by frontman Stephan Jenkins and bandmate Tony Fredianelli before they go on an extended world tour. Nine West will also celebrate the night by showcasing their latest Vintage America Collection and a second live performance by singer/ songwriter and brand ambassador, Miranda Lee Richards.

In partnership with Lucky Magazine and Soles4Soles, the iconic retailer will be collecting gently used footwear from customers during the event and rewarding the first 99 donations with a $50 gift card. All Nine West shoppers that evening will celebrate with music, food, beverage and a 15% discount on purchases.

WHO: Stephan Jenkins and Tony Fredianelli (Third Eye Blind), Miranda Lee Richards (Singer/ songwriter and Nine West VAC brand ambassador), Fred Allard (Nine West Creative Director), Tiffany Johnson (Soles4Souls spokesperson and musician)

WHEN: Thursday, September 10th

6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.- Exclusive VAC Shopping Event & performance by Miranda Lee Richards

8:00 p.m.- Fashion’s Night Out continues

9:00 p.m.- Third Eye Blind live acoustic performance by Stephan Jenkins and Tony Fredianelli

WHERE: Nine West Specialty Retail Store
675 Fifth Avenue (at 53rd Street), New York City



54 Crosby @ Spring

September 10th from 11am – 11pm (IN CELEBRATION OF FASHION’S NIGHT OUT)

September 11th & 12th from 11am-8pm


This is just in from Abe Gurko of Abe PR:

202/Nicole Farhi: 75 Ninth Ave (in Chelsea Market)
Enjoy massages by Molton Brown, gifts with purchase, and a special menu at 202.

ADAM: 678 Hudson St
Stop by for cocktails, a live DJ, a raffle for fashion show tickets and lunch with Adam.

Alexander McQueen: 417 West 14th St
Special in-store cocktail event.

Apple Store: 401 West 14th St
A DJ’s tunes will enhance the shopping experience.

BUCKLER:13 Gansevoort St
Underground party with models, DJs, booze, and Todd Sweeny haircuts.

Carlos Miele: 408 West 14th St
Enjoy Brazilian music and caipirinhas.

Charles Nolan: 30 Gansevoort St
Enjoy a tea and martini bar with jazz while Charles sketches on Signature Tote Bags.

Catherine Malandrino: 652 Hudson St
Stop by for champagne and a shopping soiree.

Calypso: 654 Hudson St
Enjoy champagne and shopping.

Christian Louboutin: 59 Horatio St
Sip Piper-Heidsieck and have your feet worshipped, as you preview this latest Louboutin creation 6 weeks
before it is revealed to the rest of the world.

DVF: 874 Washington St
An evening of styling, sit-ups and song featuring fitness expert Tracy Anderson, celebrity stylists and
vocalist Diane Birch.

Ed Hardy: 425 West 13th St
Stop by for a Rockstar Lifestyle makeover event with glam squad in the house.

Gabriella NY Bridal Salon: 400 West 14th St, 2nd Floor
Girls Night Out. Find fabulous Cocktail dresses, lingerie and accessories while having a glass of wine.

Helmut Lang: 819 Washington St
Helmut Lang will be creating limited edition, custom designed leather jackets.

401 West 14th St
Join us for jazz and burlesque dancers in our concept store.

Jean Shop
435 West 14th St
Stop by for a shot of tequila and live music.

449 West 14th St
Join us for a one of a kind doll exhibition and silent auction and PA’s by Jason Wu and Monique Pean.

Jussara Lee:11 Little West 12th St
Shop the launch of Jussara Lee ready to wear and the Sue London full line of accessories.

Kimberly Taylor: 400 West 14th St
Shop to the DJ’s beat, sip on cocktails and meet the designer.

La Perla: 425 West 14th St
Enjoy a glass of wine and gift with purchase.

Matthew Williamson: 415 West 14th St
Enjoy champagne and treats. Chance to win a personal design consultation and a one-of-a-kind creation by
Matthew Williamson.

Moschino: 401 West 14th St
Stop by and experience a Gypsy Caravan theme with fortune tellers, tarot card readers and gift with purchase.

Paige Denim: 869 Washington St
Preview the Spring 2010 Collection and exclusive one of a kind designer pieces along with offerings
of cocktails and cupcakes.

Poleci: 32 Gansevoort St
Celebrate fashion with cocktails, music and giveaways.

Ports 1961: 3 Ninth Ave
Experience an India inspired evening with DJ Donna De Cruz from 7 to 9 PM along with other surprises and guests in store.

RUBIN CHAPELLE : 410 West 14th St
Stop by for a designer hosted event and exhibit.

Scoop: On Washington Between 13th and 14th Sts
Come and enjoy a special in-store event.

SHELLY STEFFEE: 34 Gansevoort St
Enjoy cocktails and screening of the latest video profile by

Stella McCartney: 429 West 14th St
Stop by to receive eco fashion styling tips from Vogue’s Tonne Goodman and enjoy street performances,
vegetarian snacks and organic cocktails.

Theory: 40 Gansevoort St
Theory will present an interactive curated installation of looks styled by industry insiders.

Tory Burch: 38-40 Little West 12th St
Tory is hosting a neighborhood block party with DJ Cassidy and La Esquina. Special gift with purchase
for all customers.

Tracy Reese: 641 Hudson St
Enjoy a night of fashion and beauty makeovers.

Trina Turk: 67 Gansevoort St
Receive a gift with purchase and listen to a live DJ while enjoying cocktails.

VINCE.: 833 Washington St
Join VINCE. for a glass of wine while you shop and receive a special gift with your purchase.
Yigal Azrouel: 408 West 14th St
Enjoy a free gift with purchase.

YOYAMART: 15 Gansevoort St
Experience kid’s fashion, shake hands with Uglydoll and refuel with Y Water.

Zadig et Voltaire: 831 Washington St
Enjoy an in-store event with champagne.

Zero + Maria Cornejo: 807 Greenwich St
Stop by to enjoy a cocktail party with Maria Cornejo and design team as well as a personal styling session
for Fall/Winter collection with in house stylist.

IKEA lounge, Powered by Geek Squad at Gansevoort Plaza
Kick back in style on comfy IKEA furniture, with WiFi and tech support provided by Geek Squad to keep
you connected.


This is just in from Cece Feinberg:

Costume National & SHINIQUE SMITH of the Yvon Lambert Gallery come together for “VOGUE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT”

Fashion needs your help! On the first night of New York Fashion Week, Fashion and Art come together for a night of glamour and cool shopping with the advent of “VOGUE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT” in New York City. Coordinated by the U.S. and international editions of Vogue, the Big Apple joins its sister fashion capitals around the world— From London to Paris, from Moscow to Mumbai, from Beijing to Milan --in a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion.

COSTUME NATIONAL is a proud participant of “Vogue Fashion’s Night Out.” Come explore our exquisite new SoHo space and take in the exciting visual art of Shinique Smith, from the Yvon Lambert Gallery, who will intrigue shoppers with an art installation brought in exclusively for this very important shopping event. Costume National Creative Director, Ennio Capasa, has always supported contemporary creativity in all its expressions: from art, to cinema to design. In addition, the boutique, along with other participating retailers, will remain open late until 11 p.m., to help maximize shopping time and stimulate purchases.

In addition, shoppers can pick-up special T-shirts created by the CFDA at the Costume National boutique for this shopping event. Your purchase of a “Fashion Night Out” tee will benefit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center. For more information, visit

WHO: COSTUME NATIONAL & SHINIQUE SMITH FOR THE YVON LAMBERT GALLERY, in conjunction with American Vogue, NYC & Company, the City of New York, AMEX, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)

WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2009 6pm -11pm

WHERE: Costume National Boutique Located at 160 Mercer Street, SoHo, New York

From Saba at Factory PR:

114 Stanton Street (between Ludlow Street and Essex Street)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 529-2338

Burn the velvet rope! Foley + Corinna invite you to cross the line and mix it up. Deejay, drinks, dress-up, and dancing. Dance while you shop; shop while you dance. Photos will be taken while your booty’s shakin’. Shimmerin’ and quakin’ while Dana Foley + Anna Corinna will be makin’ you up! BROUGHT TO YOU BY STYLECASTER!

114 Prince Street (between Greene Street and Wooster Street)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-8492

On September 10, Karen Millen will be participating in the global celebration of “Fashion’s Night Out.” As part of this initiative, British retail giant Karen Millen will be opening the doors to their SoHo outpost for customers to view designs from the spring/summer collection, giving a sneak peak into what we can expect on the runway. Expert style advice will be offered (along with complimentary champagne), on how to wear the latest trends, with the clothes, bags, and accessories of the moment. The iconic London-based boutique brand exudes posh Brit style which will be on full display for this celebratory event.

561 Broadway (between Prince Street and Spring Street)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 343-7012

Spanish retail giant MANGO will be opening the doors to their SoHo flagship boutique for Fashion’s Night Out with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a DJ creating the perfect atmosphere for a night of shopping. Stop off in their beauty corner for a makeup application, then browse the fall 2009 collection with the team of MANGO stylists on hand to assist customers in putting together a complete look. Rock your head-to-toe makeover and dance along to the DJ’s tunes at this fantastic event to support New York’s retail market. Three grand prizes will be raffled off to lucky MANGO patrons, although everyone is lucky when they’re wearing the MANGO name.



September 5, 2009

This is just in from the W Hotel:

Exclusive W Hotels Catwalk Package Offers Fashionistas A Chance to Experience Fashion Week Like a VIP While Helping Raise Money for Dress for Success

W Hotels of New York proudly announces their most fashion-forward offer, the Catwalk Package. This limited-time, exclusive package offers style aficionados the opportunity to view a runway show at Bryant Park, relax in style backstage at the W Hotels VIP Backstage Lounge, and enjoy the best of Fashion Week in true W Hotels style. In addition to these benefits, a portion of all proceeds from the sale of each package will be generously donated to Dress for Success.

“The Catwalk Package is a unique way for W Hotels to set itself apart from other luxury hotel brands by offering our guests the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to be a part of Fashion Week. With the Catwalk Package, our guests are able to enjoy Fashion Week as celebrities and models do-in the lap of luxury,” says Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels.

Fashionably exclusive at W New York – Union Square, the Catwalk package includes:

- Two Stylish Cocktails in the W Living Room Before Leaving for the Show
- *Two VIP Tickets to a Runway Show at Bryant Park. This season, tickets to the following shows are available: BCBG, Nicole Miller, Lacoste, Herve Leger, Custo Barcelona, Carolina Herrara, Tracy Reese, Badgley Mischka, Max Azria, TIBI, Nanette Lepore
- Two VIP Passes to W’s exclusive W Hotels VIP Backstage Lounge, which will offer a sneak peek at new W properties such as W South Beach, W Retreat & Spa-Vieques Island and W Barcelona.
- Late 3 PM Check-Out
- A Fabulous Suite

WOW Your Catwalk Experience: Who wants to Rent The Runway? In advance of their October launch, Rent The Runway will provide Catwalk guests an exclusive opportunity to work with a stylist to assemble the perfect designer look for your visit to New York Fashion Week. Catwalk customers can choose to rent dresses from top designers such as Proenza Schouler, Brian Reyes, Herve Leger, and Robert Rodriguez and will have special access to pieces that were made specifically for celebrities or come straight from the runway. For more information please inquire when reserving your catwalk experience. W guests can register to become a member of Rent the Runway at

*Tickets are subject to availability. Pricing starts from $969 per night based on double occupancy. To book, call Sasha Proano at 917-534-5946. For more information, visit

August 26, 2009


August 23, 2009

The Muppets Studio LLC

The Muppets Studio LLC

In preparation for the the upcoming Fashion Week, designer Marc Jacos met with fashion icon Miss Piggy and sent these fun photos. After all, there is nothing more fabulous than Miss Piggy and or for that matter, Marc Jacobs.


August 5, 2009

This is just in from Target:

Target announces Rodarte as the next limited-edition designer for GO International®, an innovative program designed to offer guests reasonably-priced fashion created by world-renowned designers. Kate and Laura Mulleavy will launch their exclusive collection available at most Target stores nationwide and online at The women’s fashion collection will launch on December 20, 2009, and be available through January 31, 2010.

July 31, 2009

This is just in from Rubenstein PR:

Starting today and through Sunday Gap (Banana Republic and Old Navy) is hosting a 30% Give and Get event both in-stores and online. With this coupon shoppers will 30% off merchandise and 5% of the proceeds will go to benefit the Global Fund to save lives in Africa.

Also, starting today, John Legend, supporter and friend of (RED), is partnering with Gap - long time (RED) partner – to create an exclusive (RED)Zone seating section at his upcoming August 13th Madison Square Garden concert. Every purchase at select Gap stores in the New York tri-state area will include a special access code enabling shoppers to obtain one ticket in the reserved RED(ZONE) section for John Legend’s MSG show. With the purchase of their RED(ZONE) ticket, they will automatically receive a second ticket for free. Additionally, a select number of fans seated in the (RED)ZONE will be randomly selected to go backstage and meet John Legend after the show. Proceeds from the ticket sales in the (RED)ZONE will benefit HIV/AIDS programs in Africa supported by the Global Fund.

Tickets to the (RED)ZONE are available online at and entering the special access code as prompted – tickets are $66.00 each and are subject to limited availability.

30% off and access to exclusive John Legend tickets – not a bad way to shop this weekend.

July 24, 2009

Katy Perry Wearing The Blonds

This is just in from Brynne at MAO PR: Katy Perry performed her hit "Waking Up in Vegas" on the Today Show this morning, wearing a red one shoulder sequin dress adorned with fuzzy dice, created especially for her by Phillipe and David Blond.

Katy is one of the biggest proponents of The Blonds, who have created pieces for other starlets like Beyonce, Rihanna, Fergie and Christina Aguilera.

Check out our coverage of Fashions Shows and Parties Featuring The Blonds:





July 10, 2009

Lifestyle atelier and candle maker Christopher Ong has created a new blog.
You can check it out here -


This press release is just in from Anne at Grubman PR: Gridlock Denim is ideal for the traveling woman or the budget fashionista who can create endless looks with just a switch of a pocket. As mentioned above, each pair of Gridlock Denim has a patented removable and interchangeable back pocket which grants the customer to be her own designer, allowing to mix and match according to her own personal style. Gridlock offers a myriad of different fits including skinny cut, straight leg, flare, boot cut, cigarette cut, bell bottoms and even skinny overalls. Different washes/colors include Dark Blue, Light Blue, Black, Grey, Purple, Yellow and White.

Gridlock Denim is exclusively sold at Kiton and online (, but will eventually be available at high-end boutiques in Los Angeles, New York, Japan, and Europe. The price range is $143 to $200. Additional sets of pockets are priced at $30 to $40. With a growing celebrity fan base, and billboards lining the gridlock traffic of LA, Gridlock Denim definitely is the IT jean to have in your closet.


June 14, 2009


May 30, 2009

This just in from the Studio at Sumie Tachibana:

Sumie Tachibana announces her debut line of note cards. She carries the same aesthetic from her clothing line into these beautiful one-of-a-kind cards using her trademark materials such as textured leather and silver chains. Each one is uniquely hand-made and carefully designed to create a
high-end independent designer look.

Cards can be purchased at the following New York locations and online
at (check back often as items are frequently

Midoma Boutique
439 E. 75th St.
New York, NY 10021

Subdivision Boutique
48-18 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11101

May 10, 2009

This is just in from Lisa Hofstetter of LaForce+Stevens:

Target Announces Anna Sui for Target

Retailer continues to offer impressive design at penny-wise prices with the second designer in a series of “Designer Collaborations,” available for a limited time

Target is partnering with fashion designer Anna Sui as the second designer in a series of Designer Collaborations, a unique program that features well-established designers who draw inspiration from a collaborative partner, muse or creative element. The exclusive Anna Sui for Target collection draws inspiration from the four main female characters of the CW television phenomenon, “Gossip Girl,” and will launch on and at 500 Target stores nationwide September 13, 2009. The affordable fashion collection will be available through October 17, 2009.

Designer Collaborations, which is separate from the company’s GO International initiative, is another way in which Target brings an emporium of designers to its guests. These exclusive collections bring top design at unbeatable prices to women everywhere, for a limited time only.

May 1, 2009

This is just in from Amanda at Rebecca Taylor:

Rebecca Taylor Cupcake Design by Rebecca Taylor


Rebecca Taylor and Billy’s Bakery have partnered to design limited edition cupcakes for Mother’s Day. Billy’s Bakery and Rebecca Taylor’s impeccable service and commitment to quality have made them both stand outs in the New York City area; providing customers with exceptional products for any occasion. Having an almost obsessive eye to detail and an unconventional color sense, Rebecca and Billy’s bakers created two tasty confections: Vanilla Twinkle and Mocha Meow.

Rebecca’s inspiration for the design of each cupcake originated from her Spring/Summer 2009 runway collection. “The Rebecca Taylor girl for Spring/Summer 2009 is a bohemian world traveler,” says Rebecca. The collection includes mixed ethnic prints with a feminine twist in pretty, dreamy colors. Vanilla Twinkle by Rebecca Taylor is a light, dreamy treat, made of Billy’s yellow daisy cupcake topped with blue vanilla buttercream and a sprinkle of white crystal sugar and silver dots, which imitates the blue dot chiffon dress from the runway. Mocha Meow was created from Billy’s chocolate cupcake and special Mocha-flavored buttercream with dark and light chocolate sprinkles, resembling the leopard printed pieces in the collection.

Rebecca Taylor’s sexy, kittenish clothing and feminine edgy, yet approachable designs have put her collection on the fashion map, garnering major editorial coverage as well as a nod from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Billy’s Bakery, founded in 2003, provides customers with classic American baked goods made with the highest quality ingredients.

The Rebecca Taylor Mother’s Day cupcakes are $2.75/piece and will be available beginning May 1st at Billy’s. Billy’s Bakery is located at 184 9th Avenue New York, NY 10011. Billy's new location on 75 Franklin Street between Broadway and Church will be opening the end of May. You can contact them at (212) 647-9956 or visit their website at www.billy’ .


April 25, 2009


April 17, 2009

This is just in from Patricia Field: This is one of the hot looks Patricia Field is really into for spring & summer - White Barbie bag, sexy-sleek stirrup pants and classic Patricia Field brand Pollys. Patricia Field wants you to know that these stirrup pants are going to be The Look! Wear them with a polly and your legs look longer. Poof! Like Magic!

That's your daily lesson on how to exude confidence, power, sexiness! You, Barbie and your elongated legs are going to take over the world.

The Field Salutes Sprouse - Pink Club Skirt is Back in Stock!

For more


April 6, 2009

This is just in from Sunshine, Sachs & Associates:

Tonic and Designer Ms. Donna Karan
Tap Urban Zen to Create Limited Edition T-Shirts


Tonic, the leading media and ecommerce site focused on effortless activism and social good, announced today the launch of a series of limited edition t-shirts designed by Urban Zen, a company owned by designer Donna Karan blending commerce and philanthropy. The collection of bamboo and organic cotton t-shirts, which retail for $65 each, will be sold exclusively on Ten percent of every sale will go to The Urban Zen Foundation, a public foundation formed by Ms. Karan, and another ten percent will go to The Tonic Foundation, the charitable arm of Tonic that supports causes that Tonic members and customers identify by taking action on Each of the four designs in the collection was inspired by solutions and actions implemented by The Urban Zen Foundation: Well Being, Save Our Planet, Preserving Cultures and Future for Our Children. “The t-shirts are great because, aside from benefiting a cause close to my heart, they each feature a distinctive call to action,” said Donna Karan, Founder of Urban Zen and a member of Tonic’s Board of Creators. “Urban Zen and Tonic were both founded to bring philanthropy and commerce together to raise awareness and inspire change, and this collaboration with Tonic is precisely that.”

March 20, 2009

This is just in from Andrew Blecher from Saks Fifth Avenue:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Steve Sadove, chairman and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue, was honored by the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and FIT's Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries at the college's benefit gala: "One Person, One Company, One College Make A Difference." Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presented the award.

Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, Peter Som, Olivia Chantecaille, Fern Mallis, Steven Kolb, Amy Astley, Susan Failles Hill, Daniel Peres and Sarah Wynter, Robbie Meyers and Joe Zee, Josie Natori, Stacy Bendet Eisner, Jay Strongwater, Diana Taylor, Giorgio Canali, Roger Farah, Andrew Rosen, Marco Giacometti, Pamela Baxter, Henri Barguirdjian, Caroline Brown, Ron Frasch and Tom Florio were also in attendance.

Sony artist Chris Mann performed.

The gala benefited FIT's Educational Development Fund, which assists the college with scholarships, technology, and student services, among other priorities.

A creative collection of black pumps reinterpreted by FIT Accessories Design students as New York landmarks using CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements, was on display at the event where guests voted on their favorite design. Keena Fleming, whose design resembled Central Park, was the top pick among the industry leaders in attendance. All of the shoes will be on display at Saks’ 10022-SHOE floor March 30 thru April 4.

The Gala was held at Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 E. 42nd Street in New York City.

This is just in from Gabby Sabharwal of LaForce + Stevens:

Target is teaming up again with CFDA award winning designer Rogan Gregory and Scott Mackinlay Hahn to launch Loomstate for Target, a care-free, timeless yet affordable eco-friendly fashion line for men and women. This limited-edition collection is yet another example of Target’s commitment to providing impressive design at low prices.

With a relaxed design sensibility and a devotion to environmentally sensitive materials, all of the cotton used in the collection is 100% certified organic. The nicely priced collection launches April 19th and is in stores through May 16th (women’s) and June 20th (men’s only).


February 25, 2009

This is just in from Cece Feinberg at rbb Style Group:


CHERRY HEERING® liqueur, the original “Cherry Brandy” produced in Denmark since 1818, is happy to announce that Charlotte Ronson will be one of the judges for the U.S. portion of Heering Accessorize 2009, the World Championship in Fashion Mixing and Drink Designing targeted to the world’s most talented and aspiring fashion designers. CHERRY HEERING is making its presence undeniably known in the U.S., this unique competition will continue to bring fashion designing to the forefront.

“Charlotte Ronson is the perfect complement to our deeply established roots as the ultimate fashion accessory brand, stated Adéle Nilsson, CEO, The Xanté Company/Peter F. Heering. “It’s a dynamic combination of Charlotte’s unique and visionary style on stage at Fashion Week mixed with the iconic and very classic Cherry Heering brand.”

The US qualifying rounds for Heering Accessorize 2009 will be an online experience at, with one designer being selected to compete in the global Grand Finale taking place at the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore on June 4th, 2009. The Raffles Hotel is home of the famous Singapore Sling, the iconic cocktail that made CHERRY HEERING renowned around the world. Finalist will be flown to Singapore via Singapore Airlines, the national airline of Singapore.

The winning global fashion designer will be awarded their own runway show at the internationally acclaimed Copenhagen Fashion Week (Spring/Summer 2010).

Entry into Heering Accessorize 2009 has been EXTENDED to March, 15th, 2009. For more information and complete rules about Heering Accessorize 2009, please visit

About Charlotte Ronson

Born in London into an artistic family and raised in New York, Charlotte Ronson followed the tradition by developing her own unique style at an early age. In 2000, the C. Ronson collection evolved into a playful mix of 70’s inspired cotton tees, tooshies (novelty lingerie pieces) and coveted wedge heels that put her on the map as a designer to be noticed. The collection gained instant recognition and the attention of renowned publications such as Vogue, Elle, Teen Vogue, WWD and the New York Times. In May 2002, Ronson opened her flagship boutique on Elizabeth Street in New York’s hip NoLita neighborhood, gathering additional international press coverage.

This is just in from IMG World:


Agreement to Host Biannual Events at Larger Space in Damrosch Park Area Starting

Fall 2010 Will Allow Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to Continue to Grow in New York City

New York’s Fashion Week Generates $773 Million in Economic Activity,

Supporting the City’s Fashion Industry and its 175,000 Jobs

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced an agreement to move New York City’s biannual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week events to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center. The agreement between IMG Fashion and Lincoln Center, Inc. will allow the shows to relocate from Bryant Park to Damrosch Park beginning in September 2010. Until then, the event will take place at Bryant Park, including the Fall 2009 collections which begin February 13. The City, through the Office of First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris, worked with IMG Fashion and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to identify a new location as it became clear the shows would soon outgrow the facilities at Bryant Park. The Mayor made the announcement at a conference about the future of New York City hosted by Crain’s New York Business and the Partnership for New York City, and he was joined by Council of Fashion Designers of America President Diane von Furstenberg, IMG Fashion Senior Vice President Fern Mallis, Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin.

“The fashion industry is a vital part of our City’s economy, providing more than 175,000 jobs and generating billions of dollars in wages for New Yorkers annually,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Ensuring the industry’s long-term success and promoting Fashion Week – the industry’s greatest showcase – is more important than ever as we work to retain and create jobs during these difficult times and diversify the City’s economy. We were determined to work with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and IMG Fashion to identify a location for Fashion Week that would allow it to grow and thrive in New York City, and we could not have arrived at more ideal location than Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center.”

The new venue at Damrosch Park, which is managed by Lincoln Center, will provide about 87,000 square feet of space for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows, compared to the

roughly 70,000 square feet available at Bryant Park – a 25 percent increase. The agreement between IMG Fashion and Lincoln Center is for five years. In addition to providing more space in Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center provides ample opportunity for its iconic indoor locations to be used for special events during the shows.

The collections, which began being shown in New York City’s Bryant Park in 1993 with about 35 shows, have grown dramatically to about 70 shows per season, showcasing the leading American and international designers. Last year, the two annual events drew 232,000 attendees, generated $466 million in direct visitor spending, and resulted in an overall economic impact on New York City of $773 million. New York City’s fashion industry provides 175,000 jobs, $1.6 billion in annual tax revenue and $10 billion in total wages. More than 800 fashion companies are headquartered in New York City, more than double the number headquartered in Paris, its next closest competitor.

“The CFDA is so pleased that the fashion show tents are moving to Lincoln Center. The shows are the main showcase for American fashion and to be part of this cultural center is exciting,” said CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg. “The proximity and visibility of Lincoln Center ensures the industry remains at the forefront of worldwide fashion. Without the centralized location and additional venues provided by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center it would be impossible to accommodate the almost 250 designers who show in New York City.”

“As our society is embracing the concept of change, the time has come for us tooto change,” said IMG Fashion Senior Vice President Fern Mallis. “With our new home at Lincoln Center, we can re-invent, invigorate and reinforce fashion’s rightful place alongside the many creative disciplines, from music and dance, to opera and film, which also call world renowned Lincoln Center home.”

“We are extremely grateful to the Mayor, not only for his leadership in facilitating Fashion Week’s move to Lincoln Center, but also for his strong commitment to Lincoln Center and the arts,” said Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy. “Fashion Week will be an outstanding addition to our newly transformed campus making Lincoln Center more welcoming, more accessible and transparent. All of us are delighted that the fashion industry will be a part of Lincoln Center’s annual calendar. We warmly welcome its leadership, and we pledge to deliver the highest standard of customer service to all its members.”

The move will coincide with enhancements to Damrosch Park in conjunction with the reconstruction underway at Lincoln Center which is being transformed with revitalized performance, educational and public spaces designed by world class architects. The dramatic entrance at Josie Robertson Plaza will provide easy access to events at the performing arts organizations of Lincoln Center. It will have one of the largest underground parking garages in New York City and feature convenient drop off locations. With more green spaces, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s almost 10,000 daily guests will be able to linger and enjoy any number of dining facilities at various price points. The move will also mean that Bryant Park, one of the few green spaces in midtown, can better meet the increasing demand for public programming.

“We’re excited to host Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at its new home in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center,” said Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe. “Fashion Week at Damrosch Park is sure to continue New York City’s status as the epicenter of the fashion world. Not only is Damrosch Park a larger site, the park’s hard-surface plaza is better suited for tented events, thus freeing up the lawn at Bryant Park for more passive recreational use.”

“This agreement is wonderful news for the City, the fashion industry and Lincoln Center,” said NYCEDC President Seth W. Pinsky. “It clearly underscores this Administration’s commitment to this vital component of our economy and reinforces New York City’s place as the Fashion Capital of the World. I am pleased that EDC had a role in negotiating this important agreement, which will provide the shows with a new and glamorous home in the City for the foreseeable future.”


January 31, 2009

This is just in from Chloe Gallo of 5W Public Relations:


Slated to begin Monday, January 19th 2009, emerging fashion designers worldwide will be given the opportunity to submit their work for Gen Art’s Styles 2009: International Design Competition. The finalists from these submissions will be given the chance to present their looks at a high profile New York runway show in May and vie for a cash award in five categories. This groundbreaking competition has launched the careers of countless up-and-coming designers, including Peter Som, Rodarte, Cloak, Sari Gueron, Duckie Brown and Lulu Frost, amongst others.

A progressive program that provides a platform for emerging talent, Gen Art Styles encourages young designers to submit their work in any of the five categories including Women’s Ready to Wear, Eveningwear, Avant-garde, Menswear and Accessories. Student designers as well as aspiring talent who have been designing under their own name for seven years or less, are all eligible for entry. A selection committee comprised of top influential market editors, stylists, and buyers will review all submissions at a pre-screening event in early April 2009.

Five finalists in each of the five categories will be invited to participate in Styles on May 7th, 2009 in New York City, showcasing their designs in front of over 1500 industry tastemakers and consumers. A fashion panel of industry professionals will judge their presentations and select a winner from each category who will then be presented with a $5,000 Award for Design Excellence. Past panels have included Diane von Furstenberg, Norma Kamali, Betsey Johnson, Cynthia Rowley, Kate Spade, Julie Gilhart, Ruben Toledo and stylist Patricia Field.

The deadline for this year's submissions is Tuesday, March 17th 2009. Designers who wish to submit for this year's competition need to go to where they can complete the online application. All contestants must also submit images of two complete looks in any of the five categories listed as well pay a $25.00 entry fee.


Gen Art will celebrate their 15th anniversary in 2009 and is the nation’s leading arts and entertainment organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the best emerging talent in fashion, film, music and the visual arts. Created to propel the careers of up-and-coming fashion and accessories designers, Gen Art’s fashion events have been a successful launch pad for big names, including Zac Posen, Rebecca Taylor, Chaiken, Rodarte, Sari Gueron, Katy Rodriguez, Geren Ford, Philip Lim, Eugenia Kim, Twinkle by Wenlan, Michelle Mason, Rafé, Louis Verdad, Milly, Hollywould, and Shoshanna.


And Here is a Fashion Week Show sponsored by American Express:



Hosted by André Leon Talley, Event Invitations Now On Sale to Private Runway Show

American Express is partnering with acclaimed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg to present a unique runway show for fellow American Express® Cardmembers on Wednesday, February 18 at 9:00 PM during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Von Furstenberg is taking a new, never-been-done before approach to the runway and creating an opportunity for Cardmembers to experience a multi-season selection of her sought-after designs. Hosted by André Leon Talley, editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, the event will provide access to the coveted floor seats under the tents to view designs inspired by von Furstenberg’s Spring/Summer 2009 ‘Rock Goddess’ Collection and a special look at some of her Fall 2009 Collection shown only to industry insiders just days before. Invitations to this memorable event are on sale at[1]

“As a designer, it is very gratifying to share my design inspirations and engage directly with customers,” said Diane von Furstenberg. “Through my partnership with American Express, I can provide Cardmembers with a look behind the curtain -- how a collection is made, how the runway impacts next season’s inventory, how pieces may be paired – both bringing them closer to my creative process and encouraging them to re-imagine their wardrobe.”

American Express will donate proceeds from the sale of event invitations as part of its $250,000 donation to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF), a program (of the CFDA) to help emerging American designers succeed in the business of fashion by providing ongoing support.

Cardmembers will be treated to an unforgettable evening that will begin with an on-stage dialogue between von Furstenberg and André Leon Talley discussing her inspirations and the business choices that brought her creative vision to the retail floor, followed by a one-of-kind runway show featuring three-seasons of design.

“Our Cardmembers love Diane von Furstenberg and at this show they will experience the magic of sitting in the floor seats, watching a truly unique multi-season show and hearing directly from a true icon about her fashion insights and inspirations,” said Jessica Igoe, Director of Global Sponsorship Marketing at American Express. “This one-of-a-kind experience with Diane brings together the excitement of a live runway show with the opportunity to see how the upcoming season’s looks can go straight from the runway into their own wardrobe.”

American Express previously featured Diane von Furstenberg in the company’s “Are you a Cardmember®?” campaign which features extraordinary Cardmembers telling their stories, while illustrating what it means to be an American Express Cardmember. The national campaign revealed how, through fashion, von Furstenberg became the woman she wanted to be and that her role in fashion is to make women feel more confident.

About American Express

American Express Company is a leading global payments and travel company founded in 1850. For more information, visit

About Diane von Furstenberg

DIANE von FURSTENBERG, one of the premier names in American fashion, was founded in 1972 by the designer. Renowned for its iconic Wrap dress and signature prints, DVF has grown into the global luxury lifestyle brand known today. The company, headquartered in New York City, has expanded to a full comprehensive line of ready-to-wear, swimwear, handbags, footwear, luggage, accessories, fine jewelry and rugs. Its distinct collections are sold in over 56 countries and in 29 namesake retail boutiques worldwide.

About CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund

The CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund (CVFF) is an endowment that was established to help emerging American design talent find continued success in the business of fashion. In addition to business grants of $200,000 to the winner and $50,000 each to the two runners-up, the award includes mentorship from a panel of industry professionals whose expertise is tailored to the designers’ needs and future goals. Since its inception in 2003, the program has granted nearly $1.3 million to twelve different design companies.


January 27, 2009

From Lindsey Brown of PMK/HBH Public Relations:

January 20, 2009

This is just in from Zang Toi:


January 12, 2008

This is just in from American Express:


‘By Invitation Only’ and Premium Access Programs Allow Card Members to Experience Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Like a VIP including Meet-and-Greets with Designers

American Express announced today that in addition to offering its Card members highly-coveted access to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, it is heightening the experience with a number of special perks and privileges. From February 13th through 20th, Card members will have the opportunity to view runway shows from a luxurious skybox overlooking the runways and even receive hair and makeup experiences in a backstage area, all through American Express’ By Invitation Only® and Premium Access programs.

American Express is making 22 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week By Invitation Only packages available on both February 14th and 15th exclusively to Platinum Card® members. The experience begins as Card members perfect their own runway-inspired looks, receiving hair and make-up touch-ups in the same backstage area as the models. They will also be privy to a behind-the-scenes tour and then off to the posh American Express Skybox, where Cardmembers have all-day access to luxuriate and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the action above two of the hottest runways. Card members will also have the unique opportunity to have a meet-and-greet with a fashion industry insider. Like other By Invitation Only events, these special, custom-created packages are not available to the general public.

Through the Premium Access program, Gold Card members will also have access to the runways by purchasing one- or two-show packages throughout Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Premium Access packages go on sale later this month. Proceeds from the sale of all event packages will contribute to an American Express donation to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, a program of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week By Invitation Only package is just one of the many ways Card members can indulge their passion for fashion throughout the year. American Express also produces a series of By Invitation Only events with the world’s top designers. These “Designer Dialogues” are evenings of dynamic conversation, fabulous fashion, and exclusive shopping privileges with the world’s top designers. Recent events have featured discussions with Carolina Herrera, Roberto Cavalli, and Francisco Costa, moderated by fashion insiders like Hal Rubenstein and Stacy London.

About By Invitation Only
By Invitation Only events are created with identified Card member passions in mind, including fashion, food, wine, travel, arts and culture, sports, and design, and often include notable faces and taste-makers, meet-and-greets, and behind-the-scenes access. The By Invitation Only program provides Platinum Card members with special access to more than 90 unique and exclusive events in a year.

About Premium Access
Premium Access provides Card members with access to advance tickets and preferred seating for theater, concerts and sports with special added benefits, such as special entry to food festivals and VIP packages at concerts. Card members can get a complete listing of current and upcoming events by signing up for the weekly entertainment email at the Entertainment website

About American Express:
American Express Company ( is a leading global payments, network and travel company founded in 1850.


December 19, 2008

Here is a cool sample sale:


December 16, 2008

This is just in from the Brooklyn Museum:

Charles James (American, born England, 1906-1978).
Dress, Evening, 1952. Silk.
Gift of Mrs. R. A. Bernatschke
Photo Courtesy of the Brooklyn Musuem


Brooklyn, New York, December 16, 2008--The Brooklyn Museum announced today a landmark collection-sharing partnership with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Effective January 2009, the Brooklyn Museum's renowned costume collection of 23,500 objects, amassed during more than a century of collecting, will be transferred to The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it will be known as The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Works from the collection will be fully integrated into The Costume Institute's program of exhibitions, publications, and education initiatives.

Brooklyn's collection constitutes perhaps the world's foremost holdings of American fashion from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. Director Arnold Lehman stated: "This landmark collaboration will create a model for similar museum partnerships both nationally and internationally. We are deeply grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for providing funding that made it possible for us to develop careful long-term plans for optimal stewardship of these extraordinary holdings."

Supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant of $3,925,000, the Brooklyn Museum has just completed an intensive 3-year assessment and photographic documentation of the entire costume collection. Not only will the collection be physically joined with that of the Metropolitan Museum, but portions of the collection will also be made internationally available digitally through ARTstor, an online initiative (created by the Mellon Foundation) that provides access to art images and related data for scholarly and not-for-profit educational use.

Brooklyn's costume collection includes a definitive collection of Charles James material, as well as signature objects by America's most famous designers. Extraordinary sub-collections of Belle Époque material and designs by international fashion icons such as Elsa Schiaparelli, exceptional wardrobes formed by major collectors such as Millicent Rogers, and extensive collections of hats and shoes add to the significance of Brooklyn's rich collection. When the Brooklyn collection is housed and displayed, and interpreted together with the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute collection of more than 31,000 costumes and accessories, particularly strong in European holdings and avant-garde contemporary fashion, the combined resources will form the single largest and most comprehensive costume collection in the world. (The Brooklyn Museum will retain all of its renowned non-Western costumes, as well as all non-fashion textiles.)

"For over a decade - and as a guiding principle - the Brooklyn Museum's Trustees and senior management have set the highest priority on insuring the appropriate environment, exemplary stewardship, and broad access to this invaluable and fragile resource. After carefully considering various alternatives, we concluded that we could best accomplish our goals by sharing the collection with an institution whose experience with a similarly rich collection is already exceptional, and where the combination of these two outstanding collections would contribute to a deeper understanding of Western culture," commented Dr. Lehman.

Stated Director Philippe de Montebello and Director-Elect Thomas P. Campbell of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: "That two great New York institutions, after decades of collecting costume in parallel, are now joining together to combine their resources into the single largest and most comprehensive costume collection in the world, is a landmark event indeed. We thank Arnold Lehman for his vision in forging this collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and the Metropolitan, and the Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum for their exceptional support. It is a partnership that will enlighten and engage scholars, students, and the public of both institutions for generations to come."

"Following their deliberate and highly professional evaluation and documentation of the collection as well as assessment of its future stewardship needs, the decision of Brooklyn's Trustees and Director to transfer these extraordinary holdings to the Metropolitan Museum holds enormous promise for the future of international scholarship and understanding in this field. The conditions for mutual use of the combined collections have been carefully established, and the Web-based archive will facilitate access to these materials in unprecedented ways," said Angelica Rudenstine of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Four thousand stellar costumes have been selected out of the total Brooklyn Museum collection for special presentation. These costumes have been photographed in high resolution and will be made available as soon as possible through ARTstor. The Brooklyn Museum and the Metropolitan Museum also plan to publish a fully illustrated book documenting highlights of the collection, and all 4,000 objects will be featured on a discrete section of the Metropolitan Museum's Web site with links to the Brooklyn Museum site.

An exhibition of the Brooklyn material is planned for 2010 at the Metropolitan Museum and will be the focus of The Costume Institute's annual gala that year. A simultaneous exhibition will be presented at the Brooklyn Museum as a collaborative project between the two museums. Other plans include the organization of a traveling exhibition, an international symposium about the landmark collaboration between the two collections, and the publication of symposium papers in the inaugural issue of The Costume Institute's online journal.

Harold Koda, Curator-in-Charge of The Costume Institute, stated: "The pairing of these two collections marks a significant moment in the rich history of each. The costume collections of the Brooklyn Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art have strengths that are mutually enhancing. By integrating them, an unrivaled timeline of Western fashion history has been created, an incredible resource not only for the design community in New York City, but for the public and students of fashion everywhere."

Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

The Brooklyn Museum costume collection was founded in 1902 with the goal of providing inspiration to American industry. For the next 80 years, through its Department of Industrial Design, its Design Lab, and its Department of Costumes and Textiles, the Museum served as one of the most important centers in the United States for the study and collecting of fashion. The stature and quality of the collection also inspired a number of great American designers to deposit their archives at the Museum. In addition to being an outstanding assemblage of individual works of great rarity and aesthetic quality, with masterpieces by Worth, Paul Poiret, Lanvin, Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Charles James, Norman Norell, and Claire McCardell, the collection documents the consolidation and growing international importance of the fashion industry in New York City.

The Costume Institute

Founded in 1937, The Museum of Costume Art, after its incorporation and renaming as The Costume Institute, became a part of the Metropolitan Museum in 1946. Currently it contains a collection of more than 31,000 pieces dating from the 17th century to the present, including fashionable dress and regional costumes from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The Costume Institute organizes two or three exhibitions each year, which receive international recognition. Involved in art-historical research since its founding, The Costume Institute contributes to scholarship through a range of publications.

December 13, 2008

This is just in from Kira Kohrherr of

Diptyque has taken classic, creative, and festive to a new level by opening their first New York retail location at 377 Bleecker Street (btw Perry & Charles Streets), just in time for this holiday season!

Collaborating with interior designer Benjamin Noriega Ortiz, the space takes its inspiration from an oversized Edwardian mural depicting a high tea complete with court pierrots. The design mirrors aspects of the painting through modern translations such as white feather and crystal chandeliers, black Astroturf carpet, Lucite furniture, flat screen TV’s featuring burning Diptyque candles, and sleek black and white displays.

The store will feature the Diptyque full range of home and body care products, as well as their two limited-edition holiday offerings: three full-size candles with a Byzantine architectural design in Briar Honey, Scotch Pine and Amber as well as a Black Box Coffret of Three Mini Candles which includes Pomander, Epicea and Feu de Bois.

Opening initially as a holiday Pop-Up location, the store will be redesigned in 2009 to become Diptyque’s permanent NYC flagship.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: 377 Bleecker Street (between Charles & Perry Streets)

Store Contact Information: Phone: (212) 242-2333






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