At first, I couldn't decide if I was liking anything that was popping out from behind the curtain. It looked like MC Hammer and Lucille Ball barfed onto some fabric, smeared the regurgitated styles all over models with paint on their faces and let it go on a long strip of runway. The chic, bold colors and '40s-inspired ideas came together awkwardly and I was pursing my lips like Ms. Wintour.
Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and if it weren't for the fact that London starts up just as it ends, I'd be spiraling into a deep pit of fashion depression, downing Chunky Monkey as I flipped through pictures of my favorite collections for the 47th time.
What better way to spend Valentine's Day than at New York Fashion Week? When boys fail, fashion rules. In the famous Lincoln Center Theater on February 14th, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showcased the fashion show of the season from the iconic Betsey Johnson. Our friends at Rowenta treated us to an extra-special night of floral prints, celebrities galore, crazy kooky hair and catwalk cartwheels.
• Taylor Lautner fans are crazy • Random stuff I don't need but kinda want • Does Lady Gagas new song rip off Madonna? • Glitter and condoms: welcome to New York Fashion Week • Vanessa Hudgens has gone and sexed herself up • Child stars: where are they now? • 20 VDAY gifts for your ex
New York Fashion Week is the most unproductive 7 days of my year. Which is really saying something since I usually spend around 75 days a year in the fetal position willing away a massive hangover. Instead of doing the mountains of work that give me the stink-eye the moment I sit down at my desk every morning, I spend this most glamorous week poring over pictures of clothing from the best designers in the world.
Here at CollegeCandy we like to consider ourselves quite the fashion go-to girls. I mean, we tell you where to shop, what to buy, and how to wear it. So it’s only right that today, the first day of Mercedes Benz Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week (gah, that's a mouthful!), we offer you our two cents on what's to come.
As we speak, the world's biggest designers are putting the final touches on their ferosh spring 2011 looks, Rachel Zoe is going bananas over the Oscar looks she'll inevitably find at the shows, Lindsay Lohan is waiting with baited breath to see if she'll get any front row seats this year (I'm putting my money on no), and Anna Wintour is scouling from behind a pair of oversized sunglasses.
Fashion Week and all its bittersweet glory has come and gone. The last Fashion Week to be shown at Bryant Park, designers pulled out all of the tricks under their sleeves to make it unforgettable. The big white tents, made even whiter by the snow, brought new looks into the new decade that will be sure to translate into your wardrobe.
After my incredible experience at New York Fashion Week this fall (I have a full-year internship in New York City), I became hooked. Luckily, my job in the beauty industry supported my newfound love for this high-energy event and scheduled me to work backstageat some of the biggest shows of the season.
• Mario Lopez...in sexy lingerie. • Alicia Keys talks about Lil Mama. • Cheap wine pairings for the food you're really eating. • Get 20% off on Felix Rey's beautiful bags! • Mischa Barton's lookin' healthy! • Sneak peak at the new Harry Potter theme park!