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The Secrets of New York Fashion Week 2010

17 Sep

Ah, fashion week. Unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to go and be there in person. If you are like me you were probably glued to your Twitter account, following the coverage from Fashion’s heavy hitters, living vicariously and enjoying every second. Every celebrity shoulder brush, every exclusive backstage sneak peek, every colorful show finale – it feels like you are there. I’ve gathered some of the best TwitPics from the past week and painted my own picture of the New York Fashion Week that was.

Fashion's Night Out Fashion Show - @HuffPostStyle

More from FNO Fashion Show - @dkny

Outside Bergdorfs for Fashion's Night Out - @jimshi809

Teen blogger Tavi meets Anna Wintour - @cutblog

Fashion Week Begins! - @Modelinia

Rachel Zoe at the Piperlime Pop Up - @Stylerumor

Bright colors at Whitney Eve - @Modelinia

Betsy Johnson hits the stage - @cutblog

Front row at BCBG Max Azria - @bryanboy

T3 Finale - @womensweardaily

Alice + Olivia Presentation - @styelistsays

Alexander Wang Boots - @stylerumor

Hair Backstage at Marc Jacobs - @themoment

Marchesa (LOVE) - @bryanboy

Rumi Models for Rebecca Minkoff - @sugarlaws

Rodarte Finale - @cutblog

DVF Finale - @jimshi809

Jessica Szhor at Herve Leger - @cutblog

Tommy Hilfiger Party - @stylelistsays

Erin Fetherston - @womensweardaily

Band of Outsiders Presentation - @womensweardaily

Nanette Lepore Finale - @sydnesummer

Tory Burch Line Up - @toryburch

J Mendel - @Modelinia

All blue at DKNY - @jimshi809

ZSpoke Zac Posen - @womensweardaily

Shenae Grimes and Claire Danes Front Row - @cutblog

Thank you @cutblog, @dkny, @bryanboy, @JimShi809, @womensweardaily, @SydneSummer, @stylelistsays, @Modelinia, @SugarLaws, @HuffPostStyle@StyleRumor and @theMoment for keeping me glued to my screen all week. Looking forward to seeing the pics from our friends across the pond for London Fashion Week!


Up in the Air – Portland’s Got Style

11 Jul

When you think of stylish cities in the states Portland isn’t exactly on the top of the list. But that is what Karin Vitt of website PDX Neat Sheet is out to change. Since launching last year the site has become the number one source of fashion news, events and sales in the Portland area (and one that I frequent daily).

Friday night was the official launch party for the site, hosted by Crave Portland. Held at the top of the beautiful Hotel DeLuxe, the party featured a who’s who of Portland fashion insiders, including a fashion show and shopping booths featuring local designers. The night benefited Willamette Riverkeeper, a local non-profit committed to keeping the Willamette safe and clean.

My friend and I arrived a half hour after the event started and the rooftop was already packed. The crowd was buzzing with the excitement of the event, the clear skies and, of course, the free drinks. We made our way around, grabbing drinks and purchasing raffle tickets to benefit the charity. We were both excited to browse the booths featuring local jewelry designers, artists and authors.

One booth in particular caught my eye – Pasteesh, an affordable jewelry line developed by Carrie and Bette of Portland. The pieces were beautifully displayed on top of vintage books and artifacts (you know I’m a sucker for vintage). The colorful pieces are each made by hand, making each one as much of a treasure as the pieces with which they were displayed.

A number of other jewelry designers were on hand, including Sahlia.

And, of course, my friend Melissa couldn’t resist trying on these fun hats!

There was also a fashion show, featuring Portland boutiques like Mabel & Zora and Oh, Baby.

It was a great event, and I am thrilled I was able to attend. It appears that Portland fashion has made it’s mark, and it’s not going anywhere.

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