Pencey Spring 2013 Collaboration With DJ Mia Moretti

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Thursday, the Pencey Spring 2013 collection was presented at The Grey Lady in the Lower East Side. The presentation included, Mia Moretti x Pencey, a 10 piece jazz-era inspired capsule collection designed by Pencey’s Christina Minasian and DJ Mia Moretti.

They based the collection around the perfect pant and added on blouses and blazers to pair with them. For Mia, designing the prints with Christina was very much like writing a story: Their characters, Eva Peron (the face print) and Josephine Baker (the banana leaf print) came to life, inspiring them as they expanded the line. Eva ushered them into an age of sophistication – she was a symbol of hope, a woman of untiring power and beauty. Josephine danced into their hearts with a wink, loosened their collars, lightened their moods, played gently with their fears, freeing them of the standards imposed on them as women during the early 20th century. In their story, women are strong, and also beautiful; they’re elegant and still sexy, powerful whether buttoned up or loosened up.

The show featured hair by Marcos Diaz for Ion Salon, make up by Jason Kaplan for Dior, and women’s kicks by Converse. At the event, guests enjoyed Vida Tequila cocktails. Photo gallery after the jump.

W Hotels + CFDA Media Announcement Breakfast

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W Hotels Worldwide hosted a breakfast on Wednesday to announce a fashion forward partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

“What this relationship is about is not just celebrating talent and creativity, but focusing on business and that’s what the CFDA Fashion Incubator stands for”, said CFDA’s Chief Executive Officer Steven Kolb at the breakfast before launching into how they plan to accomplish their goal of helping talented designers achieve new levels of success.

In addition to financial support, W Hotels will also bring a new element of global exposure to CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} designers through its portfolio of 42 hotels and retreats around the world as well as deep-reaching digital and brand marketing channels. Designer will be afforded the opportunity to travel for inspiration, business meetings, and ultimately sales and trunk shows launching these upcoming entrepreneurs to new heights in their careers.

CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR}  is the newest program from the Council of Fashion Designers of America that provides a creative professional environment to foster promising fashion talent and helps the selected designers grow and sustain their businesses.

“All on the Line with Joe Zee” Returns Monday, Sept. 10

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Season 3 of the popular fashion rescue series “All On the Line with Joe Zee,” will premiere Monday, September 10 (9:00 pm ET/PT) on the Sundance Channel. The third season will feature celebrity guests Grammy®-Award winning singer Mary J. Blige, Oscar®-winner Octavia Spencer, Designer Whitney Port and actress Zoe Kazan (RUBY SPARKS). Additionally, Joe Zee will incorporate new design challenges with the help of Good Morning America’s Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer, Extra’s Mario Lopez and Revenge star Ashley Madekwe. The third season of the hit fashion docu-series “All On the Line with Joe Zee” starring the fashion powerhouse and ELLE Creative Director Joe Zee will, for the first time, expand its purview to include the LA fashion scene and LA-based designers.

Joe Zee is available for interviews to highlight the 3rd Season of “All on the Line with Joe Zee” and he would be a great fashion source for insider tips on Fall Fashion Fixers, NY Fashion Week, Back-to-School Fashion do’s and don’ts, and more…

We hope you will consider highlighting this premiere. “All on the Line with Joe Zee” is produced by Authentic Entertainment, one of the industry’s leading creators and producers of innovative reality and non-scripted series in the U.S.. Under the direction and vision of co-founders Lauren Lexton and Tom Rogan, Authentic Entertainment’s programming slate includes a wide range of eclectic hit series spanning several top networks including Bravo, Food Network, Sundance, Discovery, TLC, among many others.

“All on the Line with Joe Zee” Returns Monday, Sept. 10 at 9pm ET/PT on Sundance Channel

TOMMY HILFIGER “Prep Club” Embraces a Relaxed American Attitude

Tommy Hilfiger debuted his highly-anticipated Men’s 2013 Spring Collection yesterday during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Fashion models, celebrities, designers, fans, and paparazzi converged at The Cabanas Room in the nautical themed Maritime Hotel located in Manhattan’s hipster Chelsea Meatpacking District as the iconic designer revealed what will be “in store” for American males next year.

For the Spring 2013 men’s collection, heritage prep is reconsidered with a modern execution and unbuttoned ease inspired by the codes and camaraderie of collegiate sporting clubs. The classics are reinvented with a youthful irreverence that discards the rules and champions a new approach to iconic men’s pieces. From the yacht club to the cricket pitch, the new spring uniform embraces a relaxed American attitude.

The brand’s hallmark colors – spirited blues, crisp whites and athletic reds – feature prominently in nautical rope print stripes, regatta jackets and regimental details. Hybrid themes play throughout – the breton jersey fused with a classic oxford and a striped leather espadrille sneaker. Unexpected twists bring a lighthearted feel, from the quintessential collegiate blazer done in jersey to the knit tie incorporated onto the front placket of shirts. For unscripted adventures, outerwear is given a rebellious edge with the canvas meets leather moto-trench and suede desert bomber jacket. Distressed chinos and denim are introduced in a nonchalant fit that feels familiar, like well-worn vintage favorites. Gold insignia buttons and varsity crests are paired with bold accents like racing stripes. The rules of the game have changed, but the look is unmistakably American Prep.

Among the notable guests were Josh Bowman and Gabriel Mann from ABC’s “Revenge”, U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Nathan Adrian, Cobra Starship’s Musician & Recording Artist Gabe Saporta, and other fashionable friends of the designer.

Bethenny Frankel at Macy’s for Fashion’s Night Out

Last night Bethenny Frankel helped kick off the week at Macy’s for FNO with her Skinnygirl Solutions shapewear collection. Bethenny emceed a fashion show with “real women” wearing Skinnygirl Solutions, which all retails for under $50.

In true Bethenny style, she provided hilarious commentary while the girls strutted down the runway and stayed after to meet her fans. Bethenny Frankel has a huge fan base too – I think many of us have enjoyed watching her become such a success story; building her brand into a multi million dollar enterprise and documenting her personal life while getting married and having her first child, writing a book, and even hosting a day time talk show produced by Ellen! (Not to mention, she was on the cover of Forbes, which is pretty bad-ass)

Prior to the event, Bethenny wrote on her website:

“I’m so excited for our fashion show at Fashion’s Night Out tomorrow night. I hope you all will come join me for an evening of fun and fashion! I will be emceeing the fashion show complete with the line of Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers now available at select Macy’s.”

bebe Spring 2013 Collection: “Sexy and Playful”

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This year, bebe  is thrilled to be showcasing their Spring 2013 collection in a completely new and modern environment – conceived to emphasize the features of elevated design through portals of bebe’s gallery presentation. Viewers will be looking at the future of bebe product development, a future of vastly improved quality and luxury embodied in a full lifestyle range of career, evening and casual essentials.

bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) is changing the fashion show paradigm at this fall’s New York Fashion Week, and with it, the brand will present a more sophisticated take on the sexy, playful pieces the bebe woman has always demanded.

On Monday, September 10, bebe’s Spring 2013 collection debuts at a Chelsea art gallery with a series of looks shown on models framed by futuristic, window-like portals. Shifting away from the fleeting and more toward the substantive, bebe is creating a serene, modern environment for viewers to appreciate the styling, fabrics and construction details of a collection that signifies the brand’s shift to a more upscale market stance.

Kim Kardashian Hosted FNO Event For Lord & Taylor

Last night, Lord & Taylor hosted an extremely successful “Fashion’s Night Out” event at its Fifth Avenue flagship store. Thousands of shoppers came out to shop, enjoy complimentary orderves and cocktails,  and see Kim Kardashian and other guest celebrities.  The iconic retailer celebrated the evening with many personal appearances, events, and entertainment throughout the store, including:

· Kim Kardashian met with customers and signed her True Reflection fragrance bottle (see photo gallery below).

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· Both past and present Project Runway designers met with customers to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary season, appearances included Chris March, Nick Verreos, Uli Herzner, Mondo Guerra, Korto Momolu, Bert Keeter, Jay McCarroll, Gardana Gelhausen and Seth Aaron Henderson. (Click on the link to see pics from the Project Runway Season 10 Wrap Party with Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn, which took place earlier this week).

· Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist, was on hand to sign autographs while launching her Tsu.Ya activewear line.

· Max Azria and Lubov Azria, Chairman/CEO and Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIA, snapped photos with customers.

· Joyce Azria, Creative Director of BCBGeneration, assisted customers in creating their own affirmation bracelet, complimentary with any BCBGeneration purchase, and joined blogger Anh Sundstrom of 9to5Chic as she styled customers for the launch of Manoukian.

· Jill Zarin held a preview of her newly launched jewelry collection while autographing photos and meeting with customers.

See below for a full gallery of Kim Kardashian and shoppers celebrating Fashion’s Night Out in style at Lord & Taylor!

Efva Attling Fashion’s Night Out Event

As part of Vogue magazine’s 4th annual Fashion’s Night Out festivities on September 6th, Efva Attling, Swedish jewelry designer, and Marc Balet, the original Art Director of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, will be hosting a party to celebrate the life and legacy of artist Antonio Lopez at the Efva Attling Boutique in New York’s Meatpacking District.

The event coincides with the release of much anticipated new book Antonio: Fashion, Art, Sex & Disco, published by Rizzoli under the art direction of Marc Balet. Mr. Balet will sign copies of the book during the course of the evening.

The limited edition Heart Pendant bracelet specially designed by Efva Attling will be offered this night only to commemorate the occasion.