Thursday, January 31, 2008
As a part of New York Fashion Week, The italian company will host a banquet at the Prada Broadway store (pictured above). Located in Soho the store got a ton of press when it opened due to its outlandish architecture and amazing inventory. It will be held from 9 P.M. until Midnight and attendees include Kirsten Dunst, of course Miuccia Prada herself, and possibly Lindsay Lohan.
Tomorrow, Friday February 1st, is the opening day of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week for Fall '08. The week is kicked off bt Nautica at 10 a.m. at the Salon at Bryant Park. It should be an interesting week considering New York's lackluster shows for Spring in September, I hope they can pull it off this time. Exciting and noteworthy shows include Betsy Johnson, for its her 30th anniversary and a retrospective will be featured in the show. Also considering recent press; Tory Burch (due to her recent divorce from husband/owner of the company), Issac Mizrahi (due to his departure from Target and new job with Liz Claiborne), and Rodarte (due to their hit show last seaon, will all be the shows to watch! Marc Jacobs will close the week on Friday the 8th at 7 P.M. at the Armory on Lexington, hopefully it won't be delayed for hours again. Check out www.nymag.com for more coverage.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sources have revealed that the growing American Apparel will open a store in Hell's Kitchen, at 9th Ave. between 43rd and 44th. This will be the 12th AA in Manhattan. The company recently sated that big changes were being made starting with an amp in security due to shoplifting and larger versatile collections.
Word on the street is that the infamous Misshapes will be hosting a party on the 8th at Ruff Club @ ANNEX. It also just so happens to be during Fashion Week in New York so I'm sure there will be a boat load of Celebs and of course Leigh and the boys.
The recent couture shows were more wearable than ever. I especially loved Ricardo Tisci's collection for Givenchy and Lacroix was unbeliveably exquisite. Chanel on the other hand was in one word awkward. You have to try to make 5'11" girls look short and stout, and Karl Lagerfeld seemed to try very hard. This is unfortunate since his last season was one of the most successful couture seasons in Chanel's history. Valentino's show on the other hand was an emotional one, it marked his official retirement for the fashion world. Can't wait for ready-to-wear!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Sources have not confirmed yet, but rumors are flying that the mastermind designer Alexander Wang will collaborate with the Japan based clothing retailer in SoHo soon. The line will be a more affordable simple line in the style of the successful store. Even if Mr. Wang, who's ready-to-wear line flew off the racks at Barney's CO-OP and Bergdorf's 5F, doesn't end up working for the mega-store, check it out, it is easily one of the best resources for the shopping challenged or anyone who loves simple unique finds.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
So despite the horrible strike the nominees were announced this morning.
Here are a few of the nominations... the ones we care about,
Performance by an actor in a leading role
George Clooney in “Michael Clayton”
Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”
Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah”
Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises”
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Casey Affleck in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”
Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War”
Hal Holbrook in “Into the Wild”
Tom Wilkinson in “Michael Clayton”
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (Universal)
Julie Christie in “Away from Her” (Lionsgate)
Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose” (Picturehouse)
Laura Linney in “The Savages” (Fox Searchlight)
Ellen Page in “Juno” (Fox Searchlight)
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There”
Ruby Dee in “American Gangster”
Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement”
Amy Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone”
Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton”
“Away from Her”
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”
“Lars and the Real Girl”
Achievement in Directing
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” Julian Schnabel
“Michael Clayton” Tony Gilroy
“No Country for Old Men” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
“There Will Be Blood” Paul Thomas Anderson
Best motion picture of the year
“No Country for Old Men”
“There Will Be Blood”
We are rooting for Juno!!!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Here is the new campaign for Miu Miu featuring Miss Kirsten Dunst looking great and pale. In other Miu Miu news, the company designed by Miuccia Prada has discontinued their menswear line to give full attention to the blooming womenswear like which has grown immensly in the past two years.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Sources have confirmed that the hit 2002 film originally starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks will hit Broadway next season. The show will be directed by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde). They are currently searching for an actor to play Frank Jr. the role played by Leo. They are holding auditions Saturday the 19th at Ripley Grier Studios. Movie-turned-musicals seem to be quite a hit considering the upcoming Cry Baby and the Shrek
Although his behavior has been less than ideal, Marc by Marc Jacobs stores offer a wide array of cute and unbelievabley affordable accessories. So we created a list of 5 mens and 5 womens items that are a must have. All products are available only at Marc by Marc Jacobs (385 Bleeker Street at Perry Street). You can also take a look at the products on the website under special items, but they are not avalable for purchase, www.marcjacobs.com.
1) The Simple Canvas Tote- A Marc by Marc Jacobs Tote in colors ranging from Navy to Green. It is perfect for books, shopping, or work, $15.
2) The Rain Boot- This rubber book comes in color combos like black/blue and brown/chesnut. It has a small detail buckle with the Marc Jacobs logo, $28.
3) The Classic Quilted Tote- In the traditional Marc quilt in PVC it is available in a smaller and larger size and in colors like black, silver, and gold. The bag is perfect for work and city life, $58 and $68.
4) The Bandana- This is probably the newest item on the list and when I saw it i snatched it up in two seconds. They have 6 different styles in blues, purples, and reds, with themes from nautical to rodeo to western, $8.
5) The wallet- Everyone i know has one and they are the perfect, not too logotastic but still fab. The have a couple of different styles from french to a longer one and the come in matte leather or pvc like the above tote. $13 to $44.
1) The Stiky Rat Polo- Marc's tradtional polo with the adorable rat logo (yes i called a rat adorable). The colors are what make it though, it is available in amazing hues from green to grey to navy, $35.
2) The Backpack- Its perfect for the schoolyard or on the back of a bicyclist. It is a nylon backpack in great color combos, mine is orange and blue, $26.
3) The Graffic Tee- In the past year the options have grown vastly. They have tees with locations of Marc stores, in funky graffics like London taxis for the London store, $35.
4) The Boxer- Every season there are different prints, presently it is in camo in 100% cotton, $20.
5) the Jacobs Jean: Under the label Jacobs by Marc Jacobs, Marc has created a great skinny unwashed dark denim pant featuring MJ studs on the back pocket, $78.
Check out these great deals out to live that fab life we know you lead!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The new Off-Broadway show Next To Normal began previews today at Second Stage Theater. The soaring new musical is bound to be a hit starring Side Show's Alice Ripley and The Apple Tree's Brian d'Arcy James. The show is directed by the Tony nominated Micheal Greif (Rent). The show explores how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their world intact," according to show notes. "How does an almost average family navigate today's over-stimulated and over medicated world? In this darkly funny and haunting new musical, one suburban household confronts its past and its future." It also stars Jennifer Damiano (Spring Awakening), Asa Somers (Grey Gardens), Aaron Tveit (Hairspray). Ms. Damiano left the Tony Winning Best Musical so it should be rock, we trust her wisdom.
According to today's WWD Fading but still rocking guitarist Keith Richards will appear in an upcoming Louis Vuitton ad. It will be in the style of the ads that featured stars like Mikhail Gorbachev and Andre Agassi. We look forward to seeing it and the fab bags the rocker will sport.
The fab but less than high fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi has left the Target Corp. to head the struggling Liz Claiborne flagship company. Th company hopes to reboost and re-establish the cosumer base that has been lost heavily since the name-sake designer left her helm years ago. Hopefully Isaac can bring his flamboyant color schemes and feminine simplicity that made him such a success at Target.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
The much anticipated Broadway interpretation of Disneys The Little Mermaid opened yesterday. Reviews have been mixed thus far. The critic I trust most, Gannett's Jacques Le Sourd said "it will have a good long run" but "the grown-ups need not apply". This musical makes a trio of Disney Broadway shows now and we are sure they will be raking in the dough this season.
The pre-fall lines from numerous designers have been announced and we got a spcial glimpse of the lines. Louis Vuitton's Creative Director Marc Jacobs designed another wacky but restrained collection which will be an interesting look into what is to come for the Fall Shows.
Word on the street is that the trendy, over the top design team known as Heatherette will not be showing for the Fall 08 shows this February. They will be appearing on the NBC "Fashion On Ice" and the MAC line will still be launched. The designers, Richie Rich and Traver Rains have been featured all over including My Super Sweet 16 and are a huge favorite of Celebutantes like Nicole, Amy, Mischa, and Paris, who actually appeared in their Spring 07 show.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I had the chance to see the new Broadway cast of the amazing Tony winning Spring Awakening. John Gallagher Jr. left the cast in late December and his replacement was lackluster to say the least. Blake Bashoff the new Moritz over acted and was an bad replica of the Tony winner for Best Featured Actor. The fairly new Ernst was out that evening but the cutie Matt Doyle understudied him and he was fantastic. It's not the same show but it is still the best show in our fair city!
Can someone please tell me what is going on will the Genius of fashion Marc Jacobs. We love him but why is he still with loser guido Jason Preston? It is so sad to see the horrible influence on Marc from his tacky open button shirts to his way too tan skin. What a shame, maybe if we pray he will get his act together.