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Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 RTW 1

Flappers. Cowgirls. Industrial factory workers. They all came down Marc Jacobs’ stunningly constructed Edison bulb lit saloon runway at the Lexington Armory. If Jacobs has a knack for one thing in this industry, it’s showmanship. He’s one of the few designers who truly knows how to put on a show and his vision is always holistically considered. With Philip Glass’ 70s opera ‘Einstein on the Beach’ serving as runway music – it was hard to get the show’s pace, and the tune, out of your head once the gold lame curtain closed.

Rodarte Spring 2012 RTW 1

It was all about Beginnings for Diane Von Furstenberg and the makeup matched the look perfectly. Beautiful fresh and natural faces all around.

Thakon Spring 2012 RTW 1

Thakoon Panichgul went for a very tongue-in-cheek mash-up for spring. After serving up Versailles by way of a Kenyan tribal plaid for Fall ’11, Thakoon delivered a skewed version of ‘Cowboys and Indians’.

Alexander Wang Spring 2012 RTW Beauty 12

Driven by lights in the big city, and a “fast woman”, hair was wet and stringy with the ultimate in sophistication. Prepping hair with Redken’s Full Frame 07 All-Over Volumizing Mousse, Guido Palau coated locks from roots to ends before creating a messy center part and rough-drying.

Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2012 Look 40

Sportswear is already proving to be a predominant trend in New York this season, so should it be any wonder that it be Alexander Wang to shell out the definitive collection in the matter? This season, he took athleticism and took it from an abstraction and created a clear vision.

Altuzarra Spring Summer 2012 Look 39

Joseph Altuzarra’s show moved fast. Kinetics is what seemed to be most at play. Working with a tropic Hawaiian print on white and black leather, it was a techno-fabric urban jungle explosion, but a calculated one.

Lindsey Wixson, Richard Chai Spring Summer 2012

Richard Chai Love Spring 2012 Collection was one to talk about… For the amazing in your face, yet sedated, beauty. Slamming color in your face, James Kaliardos for MAC Cosmetics, created a “Japanese Harajuku girl meets Venice Beach girl” look to balance the “explosion of color and texture” of the collection. And let me tell you, it worked.

Prabal Gurung Spring Summer 2012

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2012 is off and running and the key makeup artists have not disappointed. We have seen everything from blue and purple matte lips to gorgeous ethereal fairy tale looks.


With all the amazing colors and shapes walking down BCBG’s runway they needed to go with a stunning, yet understated look. Maybelline artist Charlotte Willer gave the models a stunning fresh, clean look.


Which model makes the most money for their fashion industry clients? Is it waif-like Kate Moss? How about the more regular sized Crystal Renn? Or is it perhaps a curvy celebrity like Kim Kardashian?

Rag & Bone Spring 2012 RTW 1

New York Fashion Week’s favorite British exports – Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone – are riding high on the sportswear trend that’s ringing true with the New York set.

Bergdorf Goodmans Fashion Night Out 5

The live window revue at Berdorf Goodman’s Fashion Night Out celebrations were enjoyed by thousands in a crowd at least five deep rushing the corner of Fifty-eighth Street and Fifth Avenue.

Vogue's Fashion's Night Out Party - London

Last night the annual Vogues Fashion Night Out took place and Vivienne Westwood celebrated in style.

Jason Wu Spring 2012 RTW 1

Jason Wu is a cool kid trapped in a would-be couturier’s body – at least that’s what his latest collection seemed to signal. He’s also a ravenous aesthete. He is an artist who is inspired by other artists and is not afraid to acknowledge it.

Nancy Upton

If you’re familiar with American Apparel ad campaigns, you can probably call to mind familiar images of scantily clad models, salacious poses, and oh-so-hip clothes. What probably doesn’t come to mind is “plus-sized.”

Ed Hardy Swimwear - Runway - Swim 2011 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Headquartered at Lincoln Center, home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the M-Class Fashion Ranger SUV is patrolling Manhattan and carrying out fashion expeditions such as a search for best gazelle like legs, the wildest shoes, Alpha editor sightings, an animal print rescue, and a hunt for the five fiercest handbags.

Bar Italia

Now that Fashion Week has been settled in its uptown home for several seasons, chic uptown restaurants are buzzing with fashionistas grabbing a bite – and resting from those heels!

Macys Herald Square

Fashion’s Night Out, the fashion industry’s biggest celebration of its kind, is back for a third year proving that three is a charm! On Thursday, September 8, shoppers who don’t find themselves near a Macy’s Fashion’s Night Out location at 6:00pm EST won’t have to miss out on the festivities, as for the first time ever, a special two-hour web event will coming to you live from Macy’s Herald Square, New York.

Louis XIV Red

Fashion Night Out isn’t all about fashion, it’s about the beauty world too. Check out my top FNO Beauty stops.

Urban Outfitters Fashion Week

Bloginity’s purpose is not just to report and regurgitate, it is to encourage the talented and are not afraid to stand up and criticize when even the big guys let us down.

LORAC Special Effects BLoginity

No Earthquake nor hurricane keeps me away from my favorite picks. The last month of summer’s picks are hot and waiting for you to check them out.

Banana Republic

In Celebration of Labor Day, Banana Republic Invites Shoppers in for a Chance to Win Their Annual Salary

Henryk Lobaczewski Tackles Color 1

Photographer Henryk Lobaczewski tackles color in this latest shoot, proving one key color rule: if your going to go colorful, go bold, in a big way.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Force Goes On Patrol

Fashion Bloggers on patrol this weekend include a list of leading names such as: Corri McFadden of Glosses and Found, Braylenn Barr of Racked Chicago , Style Tribe, and many more.