Oh, to be in New York this week for fashion week! The glamour, the clothes, the celebs, the parties. Alas, for most of us mere mortals, we watch it all from afar. Here’s a couple of sites for those of you gagging to find out what you’re going to be wearing this year. Psst, I hear it’s a lot of jewel tones-teal, magenta, purple-hooray!
Start here, at the Official New York Fashion Week Round-up site that has the weekly schedule of all the shows broken down by date and time or by designers, plus updates on the latest events and news, photographs from every show and behind the scenes video. By far, the best feature on this site is the almost instant turnaround of pictures of the clothes straight from the runaway with in hours of a shows completion. For instance, Carolina Herrera’s tent show goes on Monday at 10am and you can probably check out her latest line on your computer over a late lunch.
If you want more, more, more, check out Fashion Week Daily, the official blog of Fashion Week for runway reviews, the buzz on the big hits and misses, plus information and gossip from the party scenes. No talk of blogs and fashion would be complete without a shout-out to Fashionista. Get over there if you want to read an intelligent and fun blog dedicated to providing the latest news and styles in the fashion world. They had a very interesting blurb on the sudden influx of skin care companies sponsoring runway shows in 2009 which is a curious trend.
Finally, here’s some shows we are (or were) particularly excited for:
Saturday – Barbie
Call me a girl, but I thought the Barbie Runway show was adorable and beautiful, 50 designers celebrating the 50th year anniversary of the world’s most iconic lady.
Monday – Donna Karan
She always gets it right with her classic pieces.
Tuesday – Narciso Rodriguez
Ever since Michelle Obama wore his dress on the night of her husband’s victory speech, I’ve been lusting his designs (not to mention, I love his perfume!)
Wednesday – Nanette Lepore
Her retro sensibilities always excite me (that’s her design in the photo).
Thursday – Zac Posen
Hundreds of starlets can’t be wrong. It’s all about Zac today!
Friday – Project Runway
Now call me a geek, cause I’m giddy at the thought of this show! Of course, we won’t know the results till later this year. But just knowing it’s happening is exciting.