Monthly Archives: April 2010

Hot iPhone Fashion Apps

Who knew you know that you can use your iPhone to maintain your fashionista lifestyle? Yup, it’s true. I swear there are more lame iPhone applications out there than actual iPhones, but these are worth downloading:

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You already love DVF’s twitter, but getting the entire brand experience is super easy. Get up-to-the-minute news from the DVF team as well as shop the collection, browse latest runway shows, watch backstage videos, and locate the nearest stores. What’s more, there’s a bright-pink iPhone cover slapped with those iconic red lips so your entire phone can get in on the DVF game.

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Though it’s not a fashion application, we’ve been using Evernote to catalog all the style inspiration we spot on the Internet or in real life. Save, organize, and annotate your images and links for perusal later. Your inner obsessive compulsive will be thrilled you downloaded it!

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We know how addictive Chictopia can be, so be careful before you download this app onto your iPhone because you might never learn to function without it. Browse photos from their Style Gallery and read up on blog entries handpicked by the Chictopia editors. We hope to see that them adding uploading functionalities soon so we can upload our own outfits as well as browse others!

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Gucci’s app lets you view exclusive videos, fashion shows, latest collections, news, events, and store listings, but what’s really got us clicking is their Gucci Beats feature, which lets you mix your own music with samples compiled by Mark Ronson. Where to show your stuff off? Flip through their Little Black Book for listings of the nearest Gucci-approved restaurants, clubs, and bars in more than 20 international cities.

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It’s Fashion Week, and you don’t have time to stick around in front of your computer all day to wait for images from the latest runway shows. What to do? Download Style.com’s iPhone app and get images just hours later. Stay on top of things with the Style File blogs, show reviews, and video feeds.

Did I mention these apps are all FREE?

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Celeb Spotted: Kim K. in Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte

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OH EM GEE! I think I just had a shoegasm!

Kim Kardashian and Ciara were spotted leaving Mr. Chow in LA. Kim was wearing a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte corroded brass pumps, which features a metallic leather upper with cut outs, a slightly pointed toe with metal plating, a brass covered platform and a metal stacked heel.

And this is what love at first sight feels like…

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Trend Alert: Don’t Sweat It!

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Sweats with a blazer and a pair of heels? Really??! While sweatpants and high fashion NEVER coexisted in the same sentence, designers like Alexander Wang and Elie Tahari managed to make sweats chic.

What do you guys think?

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Say It Ain’t So Fern!

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IMG senior VP Fern Mallis, who helms Fashion Week, is stepping down to start her own consulting company! She’s calling it Fern Mallis LLC, and today is her last day at IMG. Mallis has been Fashion Week’s planner since the event began eighteen years ago, when she was executive director of the CFDA. She said the move had been a long time coming. “When we were planning the move to Lincoln Center, it felt like closure, like the end of the cycle,” she toldWWD.

With IMG Fashion as her first client, Mallis won’t abandon Fashion Week entirely. But with her stepping down from IMG as the veritable face of the event, Fashion Week moving to Lincoln Center, and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff signing on as Fashion Week director (a brand-new position), it sounds like we’re in for a hugely different Fashion Week come September.

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Interview: Seth Aaron Henderson, Project Runway Winner!

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It was a fashion face off to the finish among Seth Aaron Henderson, Emilio Soso and Mila Hermanovski, but there could only be one champ. Seth Aaron was crowned the winner of season 7 Project Runway! The Vancouver-based designer earned $100,000, an editorial feature in Marie Claire and a $50,000 technology suite from Hewlett-Packard to create, design, and run his business.

The NYLA Report caught up with the spiky-haired fashionisto to discuss his big win, making Tim Gunn get on a trampoline and designing for Lady Gaga.

Well first of all, it must feel nice to tell the world that you’ve won this thing after months of keeping quiet.

[Laughs] I know, right? Yes, finally. It’s definitely a relief.

You were one of the first people to define your aesthetic on the show. Was that intentional to establish that early on and how did it help you throughout the competition?

I mean, yeah, absolutely. You’re there, and the [judges] don’t know who we are. The judges, they don’t see any past or previous work, anything. So the first challenge was, “Who are you?” Well, I know who I am. So that’s what I showed them. You have to stay consistent. The other designers — all the others were amazing, and they were really good at what they did. But I think the problem was for each challenge, they were kind of up and down, and that’s why they were in the top and the bottom, or the middle. It was just important to show who you were and stay with it.

I must say, it was pretty awesome to see Tim Gunn jumping on a trampoline at your house.
Was that fantastic or what? You know, he’d never been on a trampoline. He told me that. He noticed it in the backyard, and I said, “Guess what, you’re going on it now.”

Tim gave you a harsh critique about your final collection before Bryant Park. When he told you to eliminate most of what you’d made, how did you react?

It was pretty great. Number one, it was awesome to have him at my house. He spent the whole day there, so he feels like family now. His critique was totally expected. For me, I expected that from him. I stuck with my plan originally still. I mean, the first portion, the pre-collection I had done — it was totally expected of me. I had my second part to complete, which is what you saw on the runway. I didn’t change plans. I guess he confirmed what I already knew.

I noticed you and Emilio had a great friendship and you guys were neck and neck until the very end. From winning the competition, has it affected your friendship with him?

I was actually with him last week here in New York and yes–we still have a great friendship. Of course everybody wants to win, but he’s very excited for me and we have a mutual respect. If he would have won, I would have been excited for him. It was entirely a personal choice and a matter of personal taste of who won.

What can we expect to see from your collections in the future?

Just taking risks and pushing myself and pushing innovation, just going from there. I have several different collections I’ve thought of over the last six months that can stand alone and make an impact. When it comes [to decide] which one I’m going to go with [I don’t know]. I may focus on getting the manufacturer and the affordable ready-to-wear into a department store. That’s a big job in itself so to get that established and utilize the money I won to make that happen would be a good thing I think, because then I could sit back and not worry about production or finances and let it play through and focus on the more creative stuff.

Is there any celebrity you’d love to see wear your designs?

I’d probably start off with Gaga because it’s so out there!

Last question: The reunion. Was it an easygoing or hostile experience? It appeared both ways for the viewers at home.

In general, we all got along… pretty well. Or I got along with everyone just fine. There was a little bit of everything, actually. So I mean what you saw, it was like that. It was laughing, and getting along, and then, “What do you think?” or “What happened here?” Then there were some words thrown, and… it really happened that way. It’s a reunion!

Thanks Seth Aaron! We wish you much success and we look forward to your upcoming collection! 🙂

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Reminder: Zac Posen for Target Hits Stores Today!

Get those credit cards ready because Zac Posen’s long-awaited collection for Target is FINALLY hitting stores today!! Check out some of the looks here. The collection–which includes women’s apparel, outerwear, accessories and swimwear–will only be available through May 30.

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No Love For The Big Girls

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding plus-sized models and this is no different.

If you haven’t heard already, ABC and Fox are refusing to air Lane Bryant’s new Cacique Intimates lingerie when they’ve broadcast other racy ads in the past (ie: Victoria’s Secret). By the way, the model in the commercial–Ashley Graham–looks ah-mazing, and she showed no more than a typical Playtex commercial, so what’s the deal?

What do you guys think?

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