Runway Rundown: ROARK

Roark FW 2011 Invitation

Welcome to my first sincere stab at Fashion Week. You may remember back in September I was invited by a friend to attend the WALTER runway show, but that was just for fun and my coverage was an afterthought, exuded with a lighthearted attitude. Time to shelve novice Nellie and bust out a professional perspective.

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Not My People?

Walking around Union Square, being a big, fat consumer, I couldn’t decide what color oxfords would be best: black or brown? What would be best for a lady who loves to wear color?! I asked a random girl who from a distance looked to have good fashion sense. “Brown. you know, all those L train . . . → Read More: Not My People?

There Will Be Swag

“Inspired by Daniel Plainview, protagonist of the film ‘There Will Be Blood’,” read the production notes for the Oumlil Fall/Winter ‘09 runway show. “He is a man of singular vision, moving with cunning and determination through the oil rich American West at the Turn of the Century.” I didn’t quite understand the correlation between . . . → Read More: There Will Be Swag

I’m with the Band

Stepping into the small TriBeCa space that houses the Fall/Winter Band of Outsiders collection, I feel as though I’ve stepped onto the set of some lost 60s Godard film. Vintage set pieces create a surreal sort of Parisian cityscape (or is it Central Park, or the upper east side?) Bored schoolgirls sit idly in front of . . . → Read More: I’m with the Band

Screw Turkey, Let’s Talk Chocolate

I’m on team chocolate. When my friend Sarah Michelson invited me to KB Hall Creative Group’s 11th annual chocolate show, I leapt at the opportunity.

There were at least sixty booths set up at packed Pier 94, devoted to all things cocoa. Each of these booths handed out samples of their best. The highlights . . . → Read More: Screw Turkey, Let’s Talk Chocolate