By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/30/2009 - 16:50
The 12th annual Fashion Group International Rising Star Awards were held in New York City on Thursday, and Sergio Davila and Carlos Campos tied in the men’s apparel category.
Everyone at the event agreed that this type of recognition is particularly helpful during these bad economic times. In stressing the importance of support, Davila told the crowd gathered at The Rainbow Room, “I hope to see you all at fashion week in Bryant Park. You are all invited.”
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/22/2009 - 17:30
After Michelle Obama chose Isabel Toledo’s lemongrass-colored design to wear to her husband’s swearing in ceremony, Creative Director of Barneys New York and personal friend of the designer, Simon Doonan, decided to tear down the window displays of the Madison Avenue store and replace them with an homage to Toledo.
By Monica Herrera | 01/21/2009 - 09:45
We weren't the only ones pleasantly surprised to see Michelle Obama wearing a dress by Isabel Toledo at yesterday's inauguration. So was the designer herself!
“We’re all up here watching the T.V.,” Toledo told the New York Times, just as the ceremony was underway. “It’s great. We’re so happy.” The Cuban American designer says she was not absolutely sure that the First Lady would be wearing her look until it was there for all the world to see.
By Monica Herrera | 01/20/2009 - 10:44
The fashion gods have spoken! Soon-to-be First Lady Michelle Obama is wearing a dress by Cuban-American designer Isabel Toledo for the swearing-in ceremony of her husband, Barack Obama. The couple arrived at St. John's Episcopal Church at 8:50am this morning, and Michelle beamed in a sparkling sheath dress with matching coat.
By Monica Herrera | 01/16/2009 - 09:57
No one knows which designer(s) is dressing Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama for this weekend's inaugural festivities, but we do know who will be responsible for Hillary Clinton's look: Oscar De La Renta. In an interview with Barbara Walters, the legendary Dominican designer says that his longtime client, who is now the Secretary of State-designate, will wear "a very, very beautiful dress" of his making.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/18/2008 - 18:25
Christina Aguilera is reprising her role as edgy model for Stephen Webster’s equally daring jewelry line. Her first ad campaign for the designer had a very dark feel, but WWD reports the upcoming spring campaign is going in a completely new direction. “This campaign has a new look that also reflects the direction I am going in with my music,” Aguilera told WWD.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/17/2008 - 17:20
Fashion houses, like all houses in America, are not immune to the plagued state of the economy. The Wall Street Journal reports designer Carmen Marc Valvo has decided not to stage a runway show in February at New York Fashion Week, due to high costs and smaller audiences. Frank Pulice, Valvo’s VP of Communications tells WSJ:
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/15/2008 - 16:37
When she’s not cuddling with her new boyfriend, Jamie-Lynn Sigler is busy rolling out a new business venture. She and partner Holly Freeman debuted their line of jewelry, CJ Free, at a party held at Switch Boutique in Beverly Hills last week.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/11/2008 - 10:30
Victoria's Secret hottie Alessandra Ambrosio is launching her own web series. Titled "A Model's Life," Ambrosio teamed up with a filmmaker friend who followed her around for a year to all of her glamorous photo shoots and stuck around to catch Ale just being herself.