If Anyone is in the Neighborhood…

I received an invite in my email today for the launch of a new independent fashion magazine, fashionFUCK, but being that I’m unable to make it, if you’re in the neighborhood, check it out and tell me how it goes. Cheers.
You are invited to the unveiling of Don the Verb’s Spring/Summer 2010
Collection along with an exclusive preview of fashionFUCK magazine.
Monday, October 26th, 2009
7-10 pmION Studio
41 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

with a live performance by Cheap Champagne at 9 pm


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All Bloggers Can Do is Write? Jane Aldridge Begs to Differ

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Sea of Shoes blogger, Jane Aldridge is unveiling her second collection of shoes, J. Aldridge, via Urban Outfitters at the ripe old age of 17? Do I feel accomplished… An S&M theme pervade throughout her collection, not that it’s a problem, with leather, laces and bows affixed to suede booties. Tastefully and elegantly designed by a girl who has yet to hit a legal age, I approve! What’s your take?

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Would You Like to Shell Up $6,000 for Kim Gordon if we Mentioned Rodarte?

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How does $6,000 look for a block of runny text by musician-vocalist-and-sometimes-artist Kim Gordon? What if we mentioned that her work was showcased at Rodarte’s exhibition at the Collette store? Still not satisfied? What if I told you they’re one of a kind? For the fashion and art enthusiasts out there (please don’t forget that fashion equates to art) this might be a the quintessential find for you. When outside of the studio and stage, Kim Gordon’s succesful art career has seen her collections exhibited in the U.S., Japan and Europe. I’m not one to shell out hard earned cash for a sample of her writing, when I could garner ten times the price for her handwritten letter found in her trash, that Kim Gordon likely put in as much effort as brushing her teeth that night. What happened to the modern Picasso’s and Matisse’s?

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So You Want To Be Schooled In Fashion… at The Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts

Royal Academy Of Fine Arts

Every so often, I’ll be posting some links to fashion schools that might pique your interests.

You can’t deny a school’s credibility when Vincent Van Gogh (yes the artist who mailed his serrated ear to his lover) studied at this 540 student school in Antwerp. But, its fashion department might do you in with powerhouse alumni Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Bikkembergs, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, Dries Van Noten and Martin Margiela and scores of budding designers whom you likely have heard of — Les Hommes/ Bart Van Den Bossche and Tom Notte, and Kris Van Assche. The Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts School schools a mere 130 fashion design students for a three year bachelor degree and one year masters program beginning with history of dresses, fashion design and tailoring/patterning in the first bachelor year, culminating in the masters program with a 12 piece collection — or what university seniors know as the thesis.

If you’re looking to apply to the selective program, you can find the website and application here.


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Condé Nast Cuts Off Heads

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The axing has yet to cease. Twelve Glamour magazine editors were sent home — for those editors who now wish tenure was an option in this industry, look to the education industry — including two ten-plus-year veterans of Glamour: Deputy Editors Ellen Seidman and Maryellen Gordon. Then came the news that rattled the industry. Style.com cut Contributor Laird Borrelli-Persson and Candy Pratts Price (a nearly thirty year veteran). Even an editor with her own Style.com page, Candycast, was let go. Who’s next? Anna Wintour?


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Sneak Peak: Jimmy Choo for H&M

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Tis the year whence highbrow meets mainstream designers, when Rodarte collaborates with Target, when all of Jimmy Choo’s fans can have a piece of his cheaper art. Walking into H&M on November 14, for the price, two months down the line, you shouldn’t curse the Chinese laborers and H&M execs when the heel or weave snaps or frays respectively, especially when, “Choo had a hard time creating nice things at an H&M price point.” [The Cut] The collection features shades of suede, neck-to-knee sequins (and all things shiny), fringe, faux hair and lots lots of (genuine) leather Jimmy Choo shoes. Take a look for yourself after the jump.

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Guess Who Made NY Mag’s Most Powerful New York Dozen?

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… This powerful New Yorker must be a fashion icon considering our mention. But the answer shouldn’t be difficult.

Yes, it’s Anna Wintour (the only woman) on the ‘Power Dozen’ list sharing the spotlight with the likes of Reverend Al Sharpton, Rupert Murdoch, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others.

“She is the conductor and champion of an industry that employs 175,000 New Yorkers and generates $10 billion a year in wages, probably the only leading figure in any of the city’s signature businesses who holds such singular power… Wintour has become an economic advocate for a depressed city.” [NY Mag]

Who knew a position as editor-in-chief of Vogue garnered such an accolade? Anna Wintour for Senator anyone?

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