Designers

Designer Interview: Lela Rose At Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue

Designer Interview: Lela Rose At Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue

0 by / on April 16, 2014, 9:00 am / in Chicago, Designers, Fashion, Second City Style Blog

Lela Rose was at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue in Chicago last week and I jumped at the chance to meet her. I saw her fall runway show last February at New York Fashion Week and loved her collection. I expected to see her gorgeous fabrics, perfectly fitted dresses and lace but I was surprised to see a few edgier […]

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Gant Rugger Launching Women’s Collection

Gant Rugger Launching Women’s Collection

0 by / on April 10, 2014, 12:00 pm / in Designers, Fashion News, Second City Style Blog

Gant Rugger will release its first women’s capsule collection this fall. The collection will take a classic American sportswear look and will feature 16 pieces. Fifi Hallstensson, head of design at Gant Rugger (pictured with the collection above) said they are using classic American sportswear and tweaking it to create a cool, downtown vibe. The line will have gray jersey […]

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Christian Lacroix Designs Costumes for “Le Palais de Cristal”

Christian Lacroix Designs Costumes for “Le Palais de Cristal”

0 by / on April 9, 2014, 3:00 pm / in Designers, Fashion News, Second City Style Blog

Christian Lacroix has designed the costumes for “Le Palais de Cristal,” for his latest chapter with his relationship with the Paris National Opera. The ballet was created by George Balanchine in 1947 which is being reprised in May. The costumes will follow the four movements of ballet, each part featuring one specific color: red, green, midnight blue and champagne. The […]

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CFDA Set to Release New Book

CFDA Set to Release New Book

0 by / on April 1, 2014, 1:00 pm / in Designers, Fashion, Industry, Second City Style Blog

The CFDA, Council of Fashion Designers of America, is debuting its book “The Pursuit of Style: Advice and Musings From America’s Top Fashion Designers,” on April 15. The book features insight, advice, thoughts and other wisdom from the organization’s 400 plus members including Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen and Betsey Johnson. Diane von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb wrote the […]

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Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

0 by / on April 1, 2014, 12:00 pm / in Designers, Fashion, Fashion News, Second City Style Blog

Gisele Bündchen in the H&M campaign. The Digital Life of Diane von Furstenberg The designer in the midst of a year-long 40th anniversary celebration of her wrap dress is watching the brand’s latest digital initiative unfold. Dubbed “Journey of a Dress,” it’s a kind of a “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” for fashion: A series of influencers around the world […]

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Ann Demeulemeester Scores Rizzoli Book Deal

Ann Demeulemeester Scores Rizzoli Book Deal

0 by / on March 20, 2014, 4:00 pm / in Designers, Fashion News, Second City Style Blog

Last November, Ann Demeulemeester left her namesake company when she retired from the fashion industry. The iconic designer has been keeping busy by writing a hardcover book for Rizzoli. The tome is slated for a mid-October release and features an introduction by musician Patti Smith. Rizzoli released a statement saying Demeulemeester’s book is “the first and highly personal perspective into […]

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Jason Wu Fall 14 Collection Presented By Saks For A Better Chicago

Jason Wu Fall 14 Collection Presented By Saks For A Better Chicago

0 by / on March 18, 2014, 1:00 pm / in Chicago, Designers, Events, Second City Style Blog

Saks Fifth Avenue hosted an event featuring fashion designer Jason Wu on Thursday March 12, 2013 at the perfect setting: the sleek Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing. For the second year Saks Fifth Avenue partnered with A Better Chicago and hostesses Trisha Rooney Alden, Stephanie Harris, Melissa McNally and Linda Johnson Rice to welcome Jason to Chicago. 100% of […]

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L’Wren Scott Found Dead

L’Wren Scott Found Dead

0 by / on March 17, 2014, 2:00 pm / in Breaking News, Designers, Second City Style Blog

Designer L’Wren Scott was found dead in her New York apartment, according to police sources. The companion of Mick Jagger was found by an assistant in her apartment on 11th Avenue, the victim of an apparent suicide. She was 49 year old. Born in Utah, Scott became a model and then moved to California and launched a career as a […]

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Designers

Badgley Mischka, Cynthia Rowley and Chris Benz For London Fog Designer Collection

0 by / on March 5, 2014, 5:00 pm / in Designers, Second City Style Blog

Yesterday I was invited to the London Fog Designer Collection launch event hosted by model Chrissy Teigen and attended by designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka, Cynthia Rowley and Chris Benz who all showcased pieces from their collection for London Fog and posed for photos under a rain machine. The event at Root Studios here in NYC […]

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London Fashion Week Fall ’14 – Backstage at Tata Naka

London Fashion Week Fall ’14 – Backstage at Tata Naka

0 by / on February 25, 2014, 11:30 am / in Beauty, Designers, Fashion Shows, Second City Style Blog

Tata Naka is all about the bright and bold. Paisley prints in fire-egine red, periwinkle blue, orange, sunshine yellow – any color under the sun you can imagine. So how does that translate into the makeup look? Identical twins Tamara and Natasha Surguladze used the inspiration of Matisse paintings for their Autumn/Winter 2014 ready-to-wear collection. Set at the Royal Academy, […]

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