"The de Blasios do the #MermaidParade" via Mayor de Blasio's Instagram BdB x NYFW is no predictable collaboration. But sure enough, Mayor Bill de Blasio, of model-eque proportions himself (he’s 6’5”!) is hosting members of the CFDA at Gracie Mansion next week for a cocktail party. The mayor has been vocal about his support of the NYC garment industry. Earlier this year he spoke at the ... Read More >

Federer + Jordan: The Best Endorsement for the New Nike

Fashion | By. Sara Spruch-Feiner | August 26, 2014

When Roger Federer steps onto the court tonight for the first match of the U.S. Open, he’ll do so in the new NikeCourt Zoom Vapor AJ3. The sneaker melds the design and lifestyle-aesthetic of a basketball sneaker with Federer’s signature Nike--the Aiz Zoom Vapor 9. By the way--the inspiration comes not just from any basketball lifestyle, but that of Michael Jordan, thereby making this shoe esse... Read More >

Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier. Photo courtesy of Getty Images I paid a lot of attention to the red carpet last night. It was an emotional journey--one that I live-tweeted my way through (are you following @BlackBook!?) and, in the process, became really flustered by how many women wore red gowns. The Emmys being a bigger event than the humble VMAs, there were a lot of looks to take in, an... Read More >

For better or for worse, I’ve always drawn conclusions about celebrities based on what they do with their fame. (Case in point: Aaron Paul’s shout out to his wife’s charity work in his Emmy acceptance speech last night). Scarlett Johansson, beyond the coquettish face and acting chops that made her a star, is a passionate advocate for women’s rights. And, she’s using her voice to speak... Read More >

10 Fashion Moments from the 2014 VMAs That Deserve Recognition

Fashion | By. Sara Spruch-Feiner | August 25, 2014

Image via Without the formality of a show like the Oscars, the VMA Awards allow our favorite stars a night of creativity and fun when it comes to red carpet fashions. We get everything from gorgeous and sexy, to misguided and batshit. Since the program is an awards show, here are my own fashion awards for the night-- Best Shameless Self-Promotion: Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj was in full Anaco... Read More >

Ice Bucket Madness as Bettered by Miu Miu Fall 2014

Fashion | By. Joseph Larkowsky | August 25, 2014

I’m used to ice. The feel of it on your butt as it seeps through your jeans when you slip over on the street trying to maneuver around with an enormous Sophie Hulme bag strapped to your arm in the mid-November rain, or the frosty looks you get from industry bigwigs. But alas, I am referring to neither of these when I talk about the fashion industry’s current fascination with ice. The world has... Read More >

(We Are) Seeing Red: How to Wear It Right Now

Fashion | By. Alyssa Shapiro | August 25, 2014

Edythe (Marilyn) wears easy cutoff shorts, a red dress as a slouchy tee, and leather jacket with red details, all by Diesel. Photographed by Rodolfo Martinez. Red splashed up all over the pre fall collections, from Thakoon to Opening Ceremony, Proenza Schouler, Moschino, Michael Kors, MSGM... Classics like leather jackets, cutoff shorts, tees, and sweatshirts all make up a weekend wardrob... Read More >

Babes in Montauk

Fashion | By. Sara Spruch-Feiner | August 21, 2014

Courtesy of RVCA RVCA’s #BABESINMTK, at just 55 seconds, is a captivating blur of sun-soaked gals dancing and painting and reading and fishing. Basically, my bag is packed, RVCA, and I’m ready to go to Montauk. "The sole purpose of the trip," according to RVCA founder PM Tenore, "was to bring together the talented women who are representative of the RVCA tribe at its core. The brand is b... Read More >

Watch ‘It’s Showtime,’ a Short Film with Obesity + Speed

Fashion | By. Sara Spruch-Feiner | August 21, 2014

ASTR performs. Photo courtesy of BFA It’s Showtime. It’s a refrain any New Yorker knows. In Lyz Olko’s (designer of Obesity + Speed) collaboration with Crystal Moselle, however, the subway dancer, Malik, is humanized such that you may want to watch beyond the 3:17 minutes we get, not to mention how much we love Ruth Gruca wearing new Obesity + Speed pieces. The short film premiered ... Read More >

Eddie Borgo Shows Us How It’s Made

Fashion | By. Eddie Borgo | August 21, 2014

Edythe wears the Eddie Borgo Graduated Gemstone Cube Bracelet. Photo by Rodolfo Martinez. Ever wonder how your treasured jewels are made? The necklace you wear everywhere but the shower, or the rings you slip on before heading out on the town. We asked Eddie Borgo to get super-specific on the how-it's-made of his beloved beauties. In part three (see part one here and two here) we get to se... Read More >