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Now that the holidays are over, why not treat yourself?
The Le Tote rental service is like Netflix for fashion. Fill out a style profile, and Le Tote sends you three garments and two accessories -- wear 'em as long as you like, then return in a prepaid bag and another tote comes your way. It's $49 a month (and they handle cleaning). A new "Jewelry Box" option...Read more »
A new season of "Downton Abbey" premiered last night, and fans can keep in the British spirit using products infused with -- what else? -- Tea!
Jason Anti-Aging Tea Time Crème moisturizes with antioxidant-rich green tea, $15.50; at Whole Foods, health food stores and jason-personalcare.com.
Ole Henricksen's African Red Tea Collection includes wrinkle-resistant creams, face...Read more »
Hell’s Kitchen gets a little hotter tonight—which’ll be a relief from all this rain and sleet—when Kiehl’s Since 1851 celebrates the opening of its newest store and barber shop with celebs (“The Good Wife’s” Alan Cumming, “Kinky Boots’” Billy Porter, comedienne Sandra Bernhard) and sing-alongs (that’s right, karaoke is on the lineup and both celebs and guests will be queuing up to sing).
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What would YOU do with $78 million? That’s what H&M wants to know. The H&M Conscious Foundation, a charitable arm of the brand, just got a generous donation, and plans to use the money to address three serious global issues—but which?
They’ve narrowed it down to five—clean water, strengthening women, safeguarding natural resources, education and poverty reduction via self-empowerment.
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Mavi, makers of torn-just-right denim and other laid-back, luxe-feel sportswear, is celebrating the new flagship store they just opened NOT in tony SoHo, NOT in the Meatpacking, NOT on the Upper East Side but—yep, that’s right, along with the Nets and Spike Lee—right across the river in Brooklyn. Verbalicious recording artist Natalie Kills and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (now THERE's...Read more »
Some people just SHOP in Herald Square, but endurance athlete Diana Nyad is about to make us ALL look like couch potatoes when she dives in and starts SWIMMING in Herald Square—for 48 hours STRAIGHT—from Tuesday, October 8 at 8:30 am, to Thursday, October 10, all to raise money for AmeriCares and Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.
To mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, mega-swimmer...Read more »
The Marc Jacobs runway show -- the finale of New York Fashion Week -- was as climatic as it was climactic. Climatic, as in pouring rain outside the New York State Armory, where Jacobs holds his show, and sweltering inside. Jacobs can’t control the rain (we don’t THINK) but we weren’t sure if the heat inside was a technical fluke or part of the ambience, given that he’d transformed the space into...Read more »
Talk about a tough year -- make that year and a half -- for Betsey Johnson, the queen of outrageous fashion (and fashion shows): Her fashion label went bankrupt last year, but she made a comeback this year, releasing a lower-priced line of dresses and accessories. She also starred with her daughter, Lulu, in a reality show on the Style Network. Now, two days before her latest fashion show, it was...Read more »
Anna Sui’s unique brand of chock-a-block patterns and offbeat inspiration are what keep her fans happy, and they should be pretty pleased with this spring collection, which had a distinctly haute hippie vibe: crocheted caftans, fringe, floral chiffon. We later heard she had the pre-Raphaelites on the brain, romantic artists of the 19th century who loved color and detail almost as much, it would...Read more »
It isn’t often that a major fashion label for the uber-wealthy (and really uber) attempts a major change-up -- you don’t want to throw off the Upper East Side set -- but J. Mendel designer Gilles Mendel decided to rock his fashion boat a bit. His collection is full of luxe separates: fur vests, tulle skirts, crepe tees.
No gowns. Well, OK, no need to get the defibrillator. There were a few,...Read more »