Munchen wool swim suit, circa 1930, Germany
In NYC? Then you must see the latest fashion exhibit at The Museum at FIT, "Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s." You'll see dozens of amazing Depression Era couture dresses, dapper menswear and even Fred Astaire's small dance shoes. Best part, entrance is free (as always!). It really is a vintage treat.
I usually blog about vintage or vintage-inspired designers. But they, too, began as "emerging designers." If you're an emerging designer with your own label, here's an amazing opportunity from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Check out the press release I received from FIT's acting media/communications specialist Alexandra Mann:
Vintage Martini at Dallas Vintage Clothing Show, Spring 2014
In the Dallas area this weekend? Then head over to the Dallas Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show! There will be more than 22 vendors from Texas and around the U.S. selling amazing vintage garments, accessories and jewelry just in time for spring and Easter.
Such tragic news in the fashion world today. Designer L'Wren Scott was found dead of an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment this morning. At around 10 a.m., Scott's assistant arrived at the former model's apartment and found Scott hanging from a doorknob by a black satin scarf, as reported by the New York Post. Scott and Mick Jagger have dated since 2001, and by all reports, the Rolling Stones singer is "completely shocked and devastated" by the news.
Jennifer Nicole Sullivan and Mondo Guerra
I spend most days tucked behind my computer in my studio apartment. But on Thursday, March 13, I had a packed day of fashion appointments and interviews around Manhattan. Here's a snapshot of my day:
Last month, I attended a Brooks Running Company event that celebrated its 100th anniversary and unveiled its Brooks Heritage Collection of reissued sneakers from 1976: Vanguard and Vantage. At the party held at New York City's Ace Hotel, every guest left with a free pair of the retro sneakers. I got an adorable pair of Vanguard sneakers in grey suede with whispering blue leather "V"s on the sides.
I can't believe New York Fashion Week kicked off one month ago already! I took so many runway photos that I'm still sorting through all of them. My first NYFW show ever was Nicholas K who presented their Fall 2014 collection on Thursday, February 6, at 9 a.m. What a way to kick off the week!
Check out this amazing chart created my Mediarun Digital of every Best Actress Oscar gown ever worn. If this were a poster, I'd hang it in my office! Click here to see the chart enlarged. Get ready for the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 7 ET, on ABC with these vintage Oscar fashions:
20 Years of Best Actress Oscar Gowns: 1993 to Today
10 Iconic Best Actor Oscar Winners: 1930s to 1990s
10 Best Actress Oscar Gowns: 1930s to 1980s
Oscar Couples from Yesteryear
Cher's Iconic Oscar Fashions
The Wackiest Oscar Fashions Ever Worn
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Naeem Khan, 2 p.m.
On Day 6 of New York Fashion Week, I was stoked to see Naeem Khan's runway show. The designer unleashed a parade of picture-perfect gowns at New York Fashion Week, Fall 2014. As always, Khan evoked old Hollywood glamour with his "Decadent Boudoir" collection that featured exquisite beading, classic silhouettes and spot-on styling.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
CuteCircuit, 5 p.m.
At a small runway show presentation at the Hudson Hotel, CuteCircuit showed off high-tech garments that, literally, lit up the runway. The illuminating designs by London-based design duo Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz got a lot of buzz when Katy Perry wore a pink-and-white CuteCircuit gown featuring flashing lights to the Met Gala in 2010. So I was very excited to see this collection in person.