Topic: fashion-shows

Models Ruin ‘Well-Made’ High Heels With Gross, Unsightly Foot Blood

Models Ruin 'Well-Made' High Heels With Gross, Unsightly Foot Blood

Earlier today, while scanning my reader for amusing stories to pick up, I came across one in The Huffington Post titled “The 7 Grossest Things Seen Backstage At Fashion Week.” There’s nothing I love more than gawking at the ugly side of fashion, so I clicked. Most of the things on the list were legitimately gross—stylists using their own spit on models in lieu of hair spray, people shaking other people’s hands right after they sneeze—but one item on the list stood out to me as potentially wrongheaded. More »

Whose Red Dress Was The Prettiest At The Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show?

Whose Red Dress Was The Prettiest At The Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show?

Last night, New York Fashion Week began with a fashion show put on by The Heart Truth, a campaign mounted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute designed to teach women about the dangers of heart disease. To symbolize this very important organ, all of the celebrities and quasi-celebrities in the show wore red dresses, because if you are going to contemplate your death, you might as well do it while looking at something beautiful. But whose symbolic heart dress was prettiest? Here are some choices. More »

A Real PR Person Tells Us How To Sneak Into Fashion Week Events

A Real PR Person Tells Us How To Sneak Into Fashion Week Events

Part of why I hated covering fashion week last year (and why I’m fleeing the state during most of it this year) was because my name was frequently not on the list when it was supposed to be. This was annoying because I was not there for fun, but work, and it forced me to scramble to make up for lost time/money. Eventually I gave up and just started writing about shows I hadn’t even gotten into, which was actually more fun, to be honest. But let’s say that you, unlike me, still want to go to events you’re not on the list for. Perhaps you’re not even supposed to be on the list! Here are some tips on how to do that, courtesy of a real, live PR person who would prefer to remain anonymous. More »

#1 Crush: Our Favorite Look At Pamella Roland Spring 2012

#1 Crush: Our Favorite Look At Pamella Roland Spring 2012

Pamella Roland makes gorgeous, elegant dresses that are perfect for wearing to charity balls. Many are also suitable for slightly more quotidian types of fancy parties, if you’re the sort of person who likes to get really dolled up. Today’s Spring 2012 show contained a wide variety of lengths and colors, but I’m a sucker for a classic silhouette with a dramatic back, and this all-white stunner was just that. More »