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Happy (Belated) Birthday to the Queen

So after my two posts yesterday I was running around like a girl at the Barney’s Warehouse sale and completely forgot about Anna Wintour’s birthday.  To those of you who know me personally, this is like me forgetting to accessorize in the morning or put on my red lipstick.

I feel quite terrible, granted I only missed it by 12 hours, but I still feel badly.

This is the infamous card specially commissioned by the fabulous artist Christopher Sauvé.:

Maybe  I will make my own next week and post it.

But for now, Happy Birthday Ms. Anna Wintour, and may there be many many more!

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Party of the Century

Last night at Cipriani was WWD‘s 100th Anniversary party.  My invitation must have been lost in the mail.

There were amazing mini exhibitions set up all of the room and the cake was beyond impressive.

Here are some of my favorites that attended the star studded event.

Favorite Couple: Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles

Second Favorite Couple: Coco Rocha and James Conran

Iman

Georgina Chapman

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Gosh I love him, Alber Elbaz

Karen Elson singing Happy Birthday (note the newspaper cake)

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2010 FNO

Scene: Fashion’s Night Out, New York City, September 10, 2010.

I really (really) wanted to see (meet, talk with, ogle) Daphne Guinness and Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, now none of that happened, I didn’t even get to catch a glimpse of any of their infamous crops of hair, but I still had a worthwhile time.

Admittedly, last year was more exciting, it was brand new and not nearly as crowded or corporate, but it is still an amazing opportunity to meet famous fashion folk that you might not ever get to see.

I first went to Bergdorf Goodman, and after standing in line for a while (read: cutting the line of a few hundred people) I made it inside only to find out I missed all the food and drinks, and Sarah Jessica Parker was scared to come out of the elevator because there were so many people.   I did, however, get to be about a foot away from (and smile at) Linda Fargo and Robert Verdi.

Bergdorf Goodman window

Linda Fargo has one of the most amazing jobs on the planet and I am supremely jealous of her.  She is Vice President of Visual Merchandising and Women’s Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman.  Her taste level and creativity is like none other.  And Robert Verdi, is a lovely eccentric stylist.

Linda Fargo

Robert Verdi

Robert Verdi

After that I went over to Barney’s, with the hope of bumping in to Daphne, but as we know that didn’t happen.  However, I was able to meet Simon Doonan (Creative Director of Barney’s and one of my favorite people on the planet) again.  We had a cute little photo shoot and then I went on my way up to the 5th floor where Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were supposed to be, but it was so crazy and not worth it in my mind so I left.  And according to Twitter they didn’t show up for like an hour.  I did get a picture of the Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington dolls though. . .

Anna and Grace dolls

Simon Doonan and I

Simon Doonan and I

So, I started wandering around New York City without a plan, heading into stores I thought looked interesting, and I ended up having pretty good luck.  At Fratelli Rossetti, Behati Prinsloo (Victoria’s Secret model) was showing her photographs, which were actually really good.  I got a few pictures with her and a talked with a photographer for a while.

Behati Prinsloo and I

Then I went over to the Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store where a ping pong, air hockey, and foosball table were set up where you could challenge famous designers to a match.  When I was there Henry Holland was facing off against Georgina Bloomberg (Mayor Bloomberg’s youngest daughter).

Henry Holland

Then I went over to Prada, where I knew Grace Coddington was holding court, but of course she left right before I got there.  There was an amazing mannequin made up to look like her.  There were amazing mannequins everywhere, with wigs that must have been done by Julien d’Ys.  Oh yes, and the floor was fake grass, which was super fun to walk on in heels.  On the second floor Michael Urie (Mark on Ugly Betty) and Tessa Thompson were sitting on a bench completely undisturbed and deep in conversation.  Why no one swarmed them is beyond me.

Mannequins at Prada

Grace Coddington mannequin

Michael Urie and Tessa Thompson.

I popped over to a much too crowded Versace where I just took a picture of the models and then headed over to Saks Fifth Ave where as I was walking through the door Anthony Williams from Project Runway was leaving with a camera crew.

Versace Model

Anthony Williams

So all in all I would say a pretty successful night.

(All photos were taken on the newest addition to my family, the iPhone 4, my digital camera died this summer, but hopefully I will get a new one soon so that I can show better quality photos!)

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World’s Largest Fashion Show. Ever.

Last night I should have been one of the 1,500 guests at Lincoln Center watching 150 models walking in the world’s largest fashion show.  I should have been in the front row, sitting among the magazine editors and celebrities.  I should have seen the 9 act show, 171 looks in all.

But instead I was in a lecture on The Oresteia written by Aeschylus in 458 BCE.  I was in my Greek Mythology class instead of attending (or at least viewing the live stream online) this fabulous event.

This fashion show, hosted by Andre Leon Talley of Vogue and fashion blogger/model Hanneli Mustaparta, was supposed to kick start Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out.

The venue was pretty amazing, like a Shakespearian theater in the round.

Anna Wintour

Carolina Herrera and Lynn Wyatt

I love Carolina Herrera’s Fashion’s Night Out shirt, it is the perfect representation of both her and her sense of style.

Coco Rocha walking in the show.

Gisele Bundchen

Thankfully, CBS is airing a recap of the show Sept. 14.

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The Marriage of Fashion and Politics

Diane von Furstenberg tote

President Obama was in town last night (NYC that is) for a little fundraising dinner hosted by Anna Wintour.  I love this.  I really do.  The whole fashion industry really got behind Obama, designing shirts, reusable tote bags, putting Michelle on the cover of Vogue and creating more eco-friendly clothing.

Tracy Reese Shirt

The dinner cost $30,400 per person and was attended by some of America’s finest, most prominent designers, such as Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, and Donna Karan.

It has also been announced that after much consideration, Chelsea Clinton has decided on a gown designed by Vera Wang to wear during her much anticipated wedding to Marc Mezvinsky.

Marc Jacobs Shirt

I actually think fashion and politics have more in common than they would like to admit.  Both have a foundation in money, relationships, who you know and they are both deeply seeded in change.  Fashions change just as much as who is in power.

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Fashion Puppet Pals

They are absolutely everywhere. All over the internet, featured on the Vogue UK blog and Refinery 29.  On the manicured hands of Tim Gunn and potentially pinned to the jackets of everyone at Fashion Week.

These are, of course, the fashion finger puppets, of which I hope to be a collector.  They are adorable and quirky and actually match the likeness quite well.

Some of these puppets are sold individually, and others in sets like the ones created for the various Fashion Weeks.  There is a New York group, London, Milan, and Paris group.  Though they are a bit expensive, $120 for a set, they might be worth it when you have an insanely fashion knowledgeable child one day.

Anna Wintour

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagergeld, Boris Johnson, and Grace Coddington

New York Fashion Week, with Andre Leon Talley and Donna Karan

Paris Fashion Week, with Alber Elbaz and John Galianno

To see more of the fabulous creations, go to http://www.rubbishmagshop.com/.

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Feel My Bones on Your Bones

The Givenchy couture show, designed by Riccardo Tisci, is one of the most incredible collections I have ever laid eyes on.  The intricacy of the embroidery and the details are like nothing I have ever seen before.  The small collection was very reminiscent of the human skeleton, and while most of the pieces are not overly wearable, they are just too gorgeous to complain about.

I really haven’t seen anything like it.  It is the craftsmanship and Victorian charm of Alexander McQueen mixed with Tisci’s sexiness and Givenchy’s beautiful glamor.  It is not tacky, costumey or cheesy at all, which it could have so easily been.  To me it is so eerily angelic, delicate but striking.

I am not in love with the bottom it is a little too 70’s for me, but the detail of the bodice is insane.

The goat hair jacket looks so sleek and cozy, and the bottom of the see through dress is divine.

I really appreciate the 20’s influences in the dress, from the all over fringe to the bolero like top.

I really hope this is worn to an award show or benefit, maybe Tilda Swinton or Anna Wintour.

Now we see where Lara Stone’s post-wedding dress came from.  It is even more extraordinary in this length.

I love feathers.  On everything.  Plus, this reminds me of the Vogue September cover with Sienna Miller.

Meet my wedding dress.

The full collection.

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