Brian Atwood Fall 2012 Store Opening

Last night, high-end fashion designer Brian Atwood kicked off New York Fashion Week with an exquisite cocktail and dinner event presented by DeLeon Tequila, celebrating the success of his new campaign and the first Fall 2012 NYC Flagship store opening at the Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC.

This exclusive, celebrity-studded party featured an elegant Four Seasons feast including everything from a raw bar to hand-spun cotton candy and expertly hand-crafted cocktails from DeLeon Tequila cleverly named Maniac, The Sex is in the Heel, Midnight Purple and The Atwood.

A-List guests, dressed only in high-end fashion couture took turns posing for pictures with the famed designer, while dancing, mingling and checking out the variety of Brian Atwood shoes that guests were dawning. Following the event, special VIP guests of DeLeon Tequila kept the party going at the “Electric Sessions” after-party at Dream Downtown’s Electric Room. Guests continued to sip DeLeon Tequila while dancing the night away to a live concert performance by blues-rock guitarist and singer Gary Clark Jr. See who attended, along with a photo gallery after the jump.

DL1961 Runway Images (Men’s)

DL1961 presented their Spring 2013 collection of men’s and women’s wear during New York Fashion Week.

Full gallery after the jump.

DL1961 Runway Images (Women’s)

DL1961 presented their Spring 2013 collection of men’s and women’s wear during New York Fashion Week.

Full gallery after the jump.

H&M And Lana Del Rey Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out


H&M is sure making it tempting to stop by their Manhattan stores for Fashion’s Night Out! In addition to hosting a private performance by Lana Del Rey, H&M is providing free double decker buses that will make stops at select H&M stores around the city.

WHEN: 6:00pm to 11:00pm


Attend H&M’s special shopping experience with a live DJ, style advisers to help you find your best look, and a chance to enter to win access to a VIP H&M event with a private performance by Lana Del Rey. Need a ride? H&M will provide transportation to locations throughout Manhattan.

About Lana Del Rey: Lana Del Rey initially began performing in clubs in New York City at age 18, and signed her first recording contract when she was 21 years old. Her music has been noted for its cinematic sound and its references to various aspects of pop culture. Lana Del Rey has suffered from alcohol dependence and at the young age of 14, she was sent to Kent School, a boarding school in Connecticut, to get sober. In September 2012, she told GQ Magazine:

“I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day. I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so fucking cool. A great deal of what I wrote on Born To Die is about these wilderness years. When I write about the thing that I’ve lost I feel like I’m writing about alcohol because that was the first love of my life. My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, ‘I’m fucked. I am totally fucked’. Like, at first it’s fine and you think you have a dark side – it’s exciting – and then you realize the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it. It’s also a completely different way of living when you know that…a different species of person. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me.”


GIRLS NIGHT OUT! Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet

Alice and Olivia Fashions night out-anner-VMA

GIRLS NIGHT OUT! It’s the ultimate slumber party at alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet for Fashion’s Night Out on September 6, 2012. Guests will dance along to classic 80’s jams and watch slumber party chick flicks while enjoying sweet treats and browsing the boutiques for the latest Fall frocks! Braid bars, manicures, charm bracelet stations and tattoo booths will be making over FNO shoppers with aura and palm readers on hand to predict our (sure to be bright) futures!

Where: Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet (646-545-2895)

Location: 755 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065

MTV Video Music Awards On Tonight


While most of my focus has been on fashion week and FNO, it is also worth mentioning that the MTV Video Music Awards are also taking place tonight at the Staples Center in sunny Los Angeles for the live show scheduled to air at 8/7c.

Rihanna and ground-breaking singer/songwriter Frank Ocean will be joining the outstanding list of VMA performers, including chart-topper Taylor Swift, VMA vets Green Day and P!nk, songstress Alicia Keys and the Brit boys of One Direction.

This year’s performers aren’t the only stars that will shine on the VMA stage. With a growing list of powerful presenters from all genres of fame, the Staples Center will house one of the most multi-talented stages ever. The rap game’s VIP 2 Chainz, wild child Ke$ha, the handsome blokes of The Wanted, and the stars of “Celeste And Jesse Forever” Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg will join Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, and the Fab Five U.S. Gymnastics gals as presenters. What an eclectic and awesome crowd to celebrate the best music vids of 2012. Following a hilarious appearance at the 2011 show, comedian Kevin Hart will take the lead as  host of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

To see the list of nominees, visit


Funny promotional video from Kmart for fashion week attendees!

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