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Spring 2008 Rtw

  1. harriet and amy
    Five Things We Liked on Friday 1. Vera Wang’s beautiful, practically poetic knits: The backs were replaced with panels of sheer, flowing chiffon. 2. Sari Gueron! We loved the bright, Calder-inspired primary-colored tunics and mini-dresses, and jet beading on black seems like just the right amount of shine for evening.
  2. backstage video
    Video: Get Sexy Backstage at Max Azria Fashion correspondent Fabiola Beracasa was backstage at BCBG Max Azria with a camera. See what the designer himself considers to be “relatively romantic” and find out what celebrity Arden Wohl saw at her first fashion show. And which pieces of the “sexy, sensual lingerie” will Molly Sims order?
  3. three is a trend
    Fruit LipsStylists ditched the traditional red and peachy pink makeup this season, instead opting for more vibrant colors. Lips went the way of tangerines, creating a shocking — yet wholly intriguing — look that was fresh and fun.
  4. video look book
    Maybe Sarah Sophie Flicker Was Born With It — or Maybe It’s MaybellineArtist Sarah Sophie Flicker knows Fashion Week can be a bit overwhelming, but she’s got a smart strategy: use Maybelline mascara and wear Erin Fetherston, because damn if everyone’s just not loving the ethereal blonde’s ethereal work right about now.
  5. new york fugging city
    Celebrities Get Obscenely PhatGoing to a Baby Phat show feels a bit like going to a nightclub. The prospect of a big ol’ spectacle gets everyone to tease up their hair and put on something shiny — one woman showed up in a dress that had mesh strips that went all the way up to her butt cleavage — and stand around sipping drinks, bopping their heads to the dance music, and craning their necks to see if that really is Jeremy Piven over there, or if it’s just some dude who hates to shower. It’s such a tornado of humanity that we couldn’t even make our way to the bar, and as you know by now, that says a lot.
  6. new york fugging city
    Kate Bosworth Looks Healthy, If Not Slightly AlienDashing into the crowded yet blessedly air-conditioned lobby at the Thakoon show, we accidentally almost bowled right over Olivia Chantecaille, who probably would not have appreciated being snapped in two by a couple of L.A. girls whimpering about the humidity. (We’re delicate flowers. Let’s hope she heard our apologies.)
  7. new york fugging city
    Nicole Richie Almost Looks Pregnant. Almost.The Max Azria show was jam-packed with socialites and celebrities alike, but none of them seemed to matter once the lights dimmed and Nicole Richie — wearing a bump-concealing, floaty thing — made a beeline for her seat. “You can only tell she’s pregnant by her boobs,” squealed the girl next to us. “She looks so much better with the baby weight on,” announced another as we all stared at the wings tattooed on her less-bony shoulder blades. Well … comparatively less bony. But it’s a start.
  8. loose threads
    Thom Browne’s Got a Cute New Friend• Thom Browne’s maybe-twink is cuter than all of our boyfriends put together. [Daily Intel] • The early word from Baby Phat: shitshow. Stay tuned for Fuggish impressions. [Jezebel] • Candace Bushnell’s Fashion Week has been rough. Maybe that’s why she looks so wounded. [Fashion Dish/NYDN] • To celebrate the end of the taxi strike, Robin Givhan hits Saks’ Shoe Megaloporium for some proper heels. Alas, if only Chloé boots were made for women with regular calves. [Off the Runway/WP] • We’re just going to throw some phrases around out there: Pete Wentz. Clothing line. Macy’s. God is dead. [StyleHive] • Memo to YSL: What the hell are you guys doing with your new marketing campaign? It’s a really busy week; we don’t have time to wrap our heads around whatever you’re up to. [Fashion Inc.]
  9. new york fugging city
    Candace Bushnell Looks Fugging ExhaustedCynthia Rowley’s press kit listed an “Arden halo” as one of her models’ accessories, so we were surprised to see self-proclaimed reluctant socialite Arden Wohl in the front row of Rowley’s show wearing her signature headband up on her hair instead of resting on her forehead. We presume she finally realized that in hot weather, you can get some wicked zits when your signature look suffocates your T-zone.
  10. backstage video
    Video: Fabiola Beracasa Goes Front Row at Vera Wang
  11. backstage video
    At Alexander Wang, Party-Girl Style Stays Simple and SexyAja Mangum, New York’s tireless beauty editor, has hit the shows yet again, this time scoping out the hotness backstage at Alexander Wang. According to makeup artist Dick Page, the styling was inspired by “street girls au naturel.” No, he didn’t mean hooker-chic (damn!), but more the look of a glam gal out on the town. Think textured hair, some “murk in the eye,” a bit of bronzer —; and voilà! The show was also styled by former model Erin Wasson, who summed up Dick’s work in one word: “amazing.” See it to believe it, people.
  12. model tracker
    Catherine McNeil Is Thursday’s Top ModelDay two of the shows was a model watcher’s dream, and not the pervy kind. Chanel Iman, Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini and a freshly cropped Freja Beha all strutted their stuff. But the big winner was our new favorite and one to watch, Catherine McNeil. She opened for the Brits at Preen — one of the most buzz-worthy shows this week (hopping the pond will do that for you).
  13. ask a retailer
    Jennifer Mankins of Bird Likes Rachel Comey, Rag & Bone, and Karen WalkerThroughout the week, New York’s biggest buyers will be filling us in on which runway looks they plan to snatch up for spring. Today, Jennifer Mankins, owner of Brooklyn boutique Bird, reveals her potential picks. She’s eyeing Rachel Comey’s shoes, rag & bone’s shirtdresses, and Karen Walker’s floral prints.
  14. new york fugging city
    Padma and Ivana Won’t Fugging SpeakIvana Trump must not be a Top Chef fan. Appearing this morning at Vera Wang (and sans her burnished male escort from yesterday), Ivana sat hip-to-hip with Padma Lakshmi in the front row — yet they never seemed to speak or exchange a glance. Shouldn’t they be gabbing about how tall C.J. is or whether somebody could please place a ban on the contestants making tuna tartare?
  15. three is a trend
    Spring Gets HairyLadies, let down your hair. Spring’s tresses are long, luscious, and just messy enough to be sexy.
  16. reviews
    Fashion Report Card: Lots of Love for Marchesa and Fetherston But Little for L.A.M.B.As Fashion Week kicks into high gear, the critics are already doling out gold stars for femininity from Marchesa and Erin Fetherston — and sharpening their knives for Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. line. And what of prom-chic staple BCBG, you ask?
  17. show & tell
    Giorgio Armani Talks About Online Fashion, Power Dressing Now, and the Future of ArmaniToday, Giorgio Armani ventures deeper into the world of online fashion by offering the entire Emporio Armani line at emporioarmani.com for the first time. The designer spoke with New York Magazine fashion director Harriet Mays Powell via e-mail.
  18. harriet and amy
    Five Things We Liked on Thursday Throughout the week, New York’s Harriet Mays Powell and Amy Larocca are hitting the tents, reporting back to us daily with news of what’s catching their discerning eyes.
  19. video look book
    Katy Perry and Markus Molinari Are Proud to Be Clothes Whores
  20. loose threads
    Anna Wintour Wants Marchesa All to HerselfAnna Wintour demanded a private, pre-show viewing from Marchesa, making for a mannequin scramble — and hasty makeup jobs. Quelle horreur!
  21. three is a trend
    Shoulders Are Anything But ColdHollywood sirens, take note: Skin is in, and spring’s dresses are all about bared shoulders.
  22. party lines
    Sienna and Savannah Miller Cite Dickens As an InfluenceSienna and Savannah Miller celebrated the launch of their collection, Twenty8Twelve, at Bergdorf Goodman last night with a cocktail party. We got a few minutes to chat with them.
  23. party lines
    Erin Fetherston Seduces Brittany Snow — With Her Bangs, of CourseWith her blindingly blonde hair and pale skin, Erin Fetherston is the designer most likely to be spotted from space.
  24. ask a retailer
    Ann Watson of Henri Bendel Likes Yigal, Josh Goot, and L.A.M.B. Throughout the week, New York’s biggest buyers will be filling us in on which runway looks they plan to snatch up for spring. Today, Ann Watson, Vice-President, Fashion Director for Henri Bendel has her eye on Yigal Azrouel’s pencil skirt, Josh Goot’s scuba dresses, and L.A.M.B.’s dresses.
  25. party lines
    Marchesa: Do Not Touch the ModelsWe’ve always found fashion presentations rather bizarre.
  26. new york fugging city
    Teri Hatcher Sports a Fuggish Orange GlowAs one might’ve predicted, the marquee celebrity holding court in the Badgley Mischka front row was Teri Hatcher, America’s most desperate housewife and the boys’ latest muse. Let’s hope Teri liked what she saw, since the entire second half of the show was basically a preview of the flowing gowns she’ll be given for parading up and down any red carpet she can find in the coming months. As we only had a glimpse of her profile and the back of her head, all we can report is that she seemed more raven-haired than usual. And a trifle orange.
  27. backstage video
    Looking Lela Rose–Ready With Ted GibsonFront row not cutting it for you? Follow our dedicated beauty editor Aja Mangum, who’ll take you to the real action backstage.
  28. party lines
    Dan Castle Ain’t Having Tara ReidWhat contemporary Hollywood starlet most desperately needs Nina Garcia’s advice?
  29. selita says
    Selita Ebanks Works the Shows and the PartiesDuring this week of weeks, Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks reports on Fashion Week from her elevated — and fabulous — perspective.
  30. three is a trend
    Spring Runways Belt It OutThe shows have barely gotten started and already one accessory has taken center stage: belts. Next year, expect to pair one with every dress you own, gladiator style.
  31. party lines
    Tim Gunn and Friends Run Their Mouths at ‘Guide to Style’ PartyLast night at the Soho Grand Tim Gunn celebrated with Veronica Webb and Project Runway alums Jeffrey Sebelia, Austin Scarlett, and Laura Bennett.
  32. model tracker
    Angela Lindvall Is Wednesday’s Top Model We’re not above admitting we scope out the models at Fashion Week. You might even say we’re a little obsessed with them. Every day, we’ll tally who opens and closes the key shows.
  33. party lines
    Alber Elbaz Brings Out the Bra-less and the Ankle-BraceletedYesterday, in a room full of ladies who lunch, couture’s darling, Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, was honored with the FIT Couture Council’s second annual award for artistry in fashion.
  34. new york fugging city
    Baby Kingston Too Fugging Cute at L.A.M.B.At Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. show, both of our fondest wishes came true: The clothes were totally fun, and little Kingston — all blinged out in what appeared to be bedazzled jeans, like the biggest badass in the sandbox — made an appearance, bouncing on dad — Gavin Rossdale’s lap in the front row.
  35. harriet and amy
    Five Things We Liked on Wednesday 1. The shoes at BCBG stole the show: awesome, tricolor platform pumps.
  36. video look book
    ‘Vogue’ Accessories Editor Sylvana Soto-Ward Loves a Bit of ColorWhile New York style can be found on any corner, there’s no safer bet for finding flashes of fashion genius than cruising Bryant Park during Fashion Week. Taking a time-out from the tents, Vogue accessories guru Sylvana Soto-Ward shows us precisely why Derek Lam and patent leather can do no wrong.
  37. loose threads
    PETA and Hoffman and Anna, Oh My!• It’s not really Fashion Week until PETA rolls out the sexy policewomen.
  38. party lines
    Alek Wek Gives Insight Into Her New MemoirWe asked Wek about launching her career, returning home to Sudan, and America’s Next Top Model.
  39. new york fugging city
    Yigal Azrouël Even More Attractive Than His ClothesThe cutest thing at Yigal Azrouël was the designer himself.
  40. new york fugging city
    Celebs Rise and Fugging Shine at BCBGUnbelievably, for all the grousing we did in February about the relative lack of celebrities hanging around Bryant Park, we almost missed our first sighting of this season.
  41. party lines
    Martina McBride Would Not Trust Marilyn Manson With Her ShoesWe don’t quite get why Fashion Week parties must include live concerts, but we’re not complaining. Strike that.
  42. selita says
    Selita Ebanks Reports From BCBGThere are two kinds of Fashion Week. One is experienced by writers, editors, and industry folk who make their living off of the spectacle, and the other is reserved for what we’ll just call “the pretty people”–celebrities, socialites, models, and anyone else who scores a front-row seat.
  43. party lines
    The Sex-Obsessed Party With Todd Thomas and Debbie HarryDesigner Todd Thomas decorated his modest, twenty-piece show on the crowded rooftop of 60 Thompson last night with huge prints of Gestalt tests reshaped into kimonos, Rorschach ink blots made into belts, and big No. 2 pencil dresses.
  44. show & tell
    Runway Rankings: Your 100 Favorite (and Least Favorite) Fall 2007 LooksWho doesn’t secretly dream of playing editor, sitting front row, notepad ready, doling out edicts faster than Anna Wintour can make assistants cry? Well, budding fashionistas, whip out those stilettos and let it rip with our new Runway Rankings.
  45. party lines
    Anna Sui on Her New Collection’s Wacky Influences As Anna Sui walked among the period-outfitted mannequins at her retrospective at Macy’s, she reminded us that she hasn’t forgotten her roots.
  46. party lines
    Dude, the Trovata Party Was Totally ChillDesigner John Whitledge, showing his second solo outing since he and his three CFDA-winning Trovata co-founders split ways, celebrated at Tunnel’s former location not with bitchy put-downs, but a groovy party straight out of sixties-era Brazil. Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction fame played a three-song set while Capoeira dancers busted athletic moves in crisp white Trovata pants (not a split pair among them). Meanwhile, white-clad lady models wearing head scarves mingled in the crowd.
  47. party lines
    Who, Pray Tell, Borrowed Their Bling at the Van Cleef & Arpels Party? Van Cleef & Arpels jewelers transformed the Hammerstein Ballroom into a “Parisian nightclub” at their Fashion Week kickoff party, “Une Journee A Paris,” last night. A pair of French poodles — one dyed fuchsia, the other attempting to drag its butt across the glossy black stage — nearly stole the show, but fascinated as we are by shiny objects, it was the attendees’ bling that drew our attention in the end. So who borrowed and who brought their own?
  48. show & tell
    The Best Fashion Week Invites: Passports Are In This Year Every Fashion Week, a few designers put a little extra effort into the design for their show invitations. Now that we’ve almost finished sorting through the mountain of invites here at Show & Talk HQ, here are six that stood out this year.
  49. loose threads
    Scalpers Love the TentsIf you’re dying to see Zac doing his thing, Craigslist might have your golden ticket.
  50. model tracker
    Grace Under Pressure: The Model Go-See for 3.1 Phillip LimAt the go-see for 3.1 Phillip Lim, eager-to-work models show off their best catwalk stalk.
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