Kanye West

There is no denying that Sir Kanye West is a trendsetting musician for nearly a decade now and created a legend for himself, but can he do the same and break into the fashion industry and trend set down the runways? He featured his second Fall 2012 Ready to Wear collection in Paris and seems to . . . → Read More: Kanye West

Christian Siriano Fall 2012

Who would’ve thought a designer as FIERCE as Christian Siriano would design his latest Fall 2012 collection based on an idiosyncratic horror film from 1933, The Vampire Bat? He continues to prove to be a front runner in the up and coming fashion world with his perfect take on balancing between 1930′s vintage glamour and modern . . . → Read More: Christian Siriano Fall 2012

Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2012

Bibhu Mohapatra’s Spring 2012 Ready to Wear collection has proven me wrong. In which way? I’ve always believed that no matter what you feature, there will be one ugly piece out of 40 something designs and maybe that one tastless friend you have who is in denial about being color blind,  just might love it. However, . . . → Read More: Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2012

Charlotte Ronson

New Yorks sweetheart that has become one of the hottest designers to be featured during Fashion Week since 2009, (her success has actually catapaulted since ’09,  yet she has been an up and coming designer since 2000)

It may be the middle of July, but I speak for myself and quite a few New Yorkers when I . . . → Read More: Charlotte Ronson

Runway Rundown: Milly by Michelle Smith

Milly AW 2011 NYFW

Milly by Michelle Smith returned to the runway this fashion week with class, verve, sophistication and color. Forget fall lulls and winter whites, Milly, much like Anna Sui, is all about combating drab in favor of flavor. Seems she also likes layers, outfitting models in coat on top of cardigan on top of blouse and other . . . → Read More: Runway Rundown: Milly by Michelle Smith

Runway Rundown: KAELEN


Moseying into the KAELEN AW 2011 presentation in an unnamed space in West Chelsea was akin to stepping back in time and relocating from Manhattan to somewhere south and west. I waited (and hoped) for a tumbleweed to blow by. No such luck. “It looks like you stumbled into this place and not like it was . . . → Read More: Runway Rundown: KAELEN

Runway Rundown: NAHM


My third brush with Fashion Week this season was the NAHM presentation at Milk Studios in the Meatpacking District. If you haven’t heard by now, be it on your own or by following me and my reporting (here, here and here), NAHM is a womenswear collab between Ally Hilfiger and Nary Manivong. Like father like daughter . . . → Read More: Runway Rundown: NAHM

Fashion Week Fête & Feat: PETA Parties Like an Animal at Stella McCartney

PETA - Taraji P. Henson’s “Fur? I’d Rather Go Naked” Campaign Poster

PETA threw a smashing soirée Thursday evening as part of New York Fashion Week, a fête against fur and exotic skins held at Stella McCartney’s Meatpacking District boutique. An org that often attracts flack for seeming “too extreme,” the event proved a success and yet another reason for folks to rethink their attitude towards a group . . . → Read More: Fashion Week Fête & Feat: PETA Parties Like an Animal at Stella McCartney

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.

First up . . . → Read More: Runway Rundown: ROARK

Undercover Brother

Last night during New York’s massive Fashion’s Night Out, Opening Ceremony hosted a “Chinatown style” block party featuring Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Scott Sternberg from Band of Outsiders, and Alexander Wang.

Outside on the street each designer had his or her own street cart, making it the . . . → Read More: Undercover Brother