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I don’t know if you all were keeping up to speed with NYFW, but I seriously loved the DKNY show that happened last week. Check out some of my favorite looks!

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The looks were laid back yet very chic. They had a city feel that I just loved. And the best part is that most of the models were people taken off the streets, musicians, and other non “model” folk. How cool is that?? What was your favorite show?

Check out the rest of the collection here!

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$400 Million Makeover of Macy’s N.Y. Flagship


It was announced today that Macy’s Herald Square flagship store in New York will be getting a $400 million revamp. The renovation will begin early spring 2012 and is expected to take four years to complete. 100,000 square feet of additional selling space will be added to the store, which already takes up an entire city block. All ten-and-a-half levels will be affected, as well as the majority of the departments.

Some of the new changes include adding 300 more dressing rooms, installing interactive store directories and live video feeds of nationwide Macy’s events, and expanding the women’s shoe department.

A brew pub will be added, as well as a table-service restaurant on the sixth floor that will provide its diners with an impressive view of the Empire State Building and Midtown Manhattan. Though there will be a great deal of restoration and remodeling, the historical integrity of certain aspects of the store, like the wooden escalators, will be preserved.

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Weekly Obsession – February 24


One of the most significant themes from New York and ParisFashion Weeks is the gorgeous paradox that comes from femenine silhouettes crossed with neutral palettes. The outcome is an elegant and timeless piece. Because the color helps blend into one’s skin tone, the shape of the figure is emphasized. Preen, $1,325.

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New York Fashion Week Show Schedule

The debuts of the Fall 2011 Collections begins this Thursday, February 10!  Here is a schedule of some of the most notable shows so you know exactly when to look for updates on your favorite designers’ new collections.

Thursday, February 10

10 AM- BCBG Max Azria Fall 2011 Collection. 11 AM– Richard Chai Fall 2011 Collection. 12 p.m.- Vena Cava Fall 2011 Collection.  3PM– Luca Luca Fall 2011 Collection.  4PM– Tadashi Shoji Fall 2011 Collection.  5PM- Rachel Comey Fall/Winter 2011 Collection.  7PM– Christian Siriano Fall 2011 Collection.  9PM– Irina Shabayeva Fall 2011 Collection.

Friday, February 11

9AM– Ruffian Fall 2011 Women’s Collection.  9AM– Improvd Fall 2011 Presentation.  9AM– Ruffian Fall 2011 Collection.  10AM– Peter Som Fall/Winter 2011 Collection.  11AM– Perry Ellis Fall 2011 Collection.  12PM– Rag & Bone Fall 2011 Men’s Collection.  1PM– Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2011 Collection.  2PM– Rebecca Taylor Fall 2011 Collection.  5:30PM– Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Fall 2011 Collection.  6PM– Nicole Miller Fall 2011 Collection.  6PM– Pink Tartan Fall 2011 Collection.  7PM– Cynthia Rowley Fall 2011 Collection.

Saturday, February 12

11AM– Jill Stuart Fall 2011 Collection.  12PM– Prabal Gurung Fall 2011 Collection.  6PM– Charlotte Ronson Fall 2011 Collection.

Sunday, February 13

10AM– Derek Lam Fall 2011 Collection.  11AM– Lela Rose Fall 2011 Collection.  1PM– DKNY Fall 2011 Collection.  2PM– Calvin Klein Collection Men’s Fall 2011 Collection.  2:15PM- Tory Burch Fall 2011 Collection.  3PM– Max Azria Fall 2011 Collection.  4PM– Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2011 Collection.  5PM– Cynthia Steffe Fall 2011 Collection.  6PM– Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2011 Collection.  7PM– Custo Barcelona Fall 2011 Collection.  7:30PM– Behnaz Sarafpour Fall 2011 Collection.  8PM– Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2011 Collection.

Monday, February 14

9AM– Jenny Packham Fall 2011 Collection.  10AM– Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 Collection.  1PM– Tracy Reese Fall 2011 Collection.  2PM– Donna Karan New York Fall 2011 Collection.  2:30PM– Sachin + Babi Fall 2011 Collection.  3PM– Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011 Collection.  5PM– Pamella Roland Fall 2011 Collection.  6PM– Betsey Johnson Fall 2011 Collection.  6PM– Chado Ralph Rucci Fall 2011 Collection

Tuesday, February 15

10AM– Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 Collection.  10AM– Anya Hindmarch AW11 Collection Preview.  11AM– Vera Wang Fall 2011 Collection.  1:30PM– Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2011 Collection.  2PM– Herve Leger by Max Azria Fall 2011 Collection.  3PM– Dennis Basso Fall 2011 Collection.  6PM– J. Mendel Fall 2011 Collection.  7PM– Tibi Fall 2011 Collection.  8PM– Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2011 Collection.

Wednesday, February 16

10AM– Michael Kors Fall 2011 Collection.  11AM– Nanette Lepore Fall 2011 Collection.  1:30PM– Adrienne Vittadini Fall 2011 Collection.  3PM– Milly By Michelle Smith Fall 2011 Collection.  5PM– Christian Cota Fall 2011 Collection.  6PM– Anna Sui Fall 2011 Collection.  7PM– Elie Tahari Fall 2011 Collection.

Thursday, February 17

10AM– Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 Collection.  1PM– Ports 1961 Fall 2011 Collection.  2PM– Calvin Klein Collection Women’s Fall 2011 Collection.  7PM– Naeem Khan Fall 2011 Collection.  8PM- L.A.M.B. Fall 2011 Collection.

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FMDS Fashion Show Judge Meredith German Featured in Nov. Bazaar

Meredith and Wendell German.

In the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, past FMDS Fashion Show judge and up-and-coming accessories designer Meredith German is featured in the Editor’s Choice “New Accessories Designers” feature for her brand Meredith Wendell.  With her eclectic, hand-crafted belts, bags, and jewelry, Meredith German brought relevant insight as a judge (one of three) for the 2010 FMDS Fashion Show “Free the Beat.”

Now living in New York City, Meredith grew up in West Virginia and started Meredith Wendell with husband Wendell German in 2008.  The brand was selected by Bazaar to showcase its merchandise at the magazine’s first-ever Accessories Bazaar held during New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and as a result, was featured in the article along with the 17 other designers present at the event, including CFDA award-winner Alexis Bittar.  Bazaar claims in the article that Meredith Wendell’s “classic bags have a fresh downtown feel.”

To see the must-have pieces of this brand loved by FMDS, visit

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Balenciaga Exhibit to Open in New York

Conceived by Oscar de la Renta, an exhibit displaying Cristobal Balenciaga’s work will be at the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute in New York.  The exhibit Balenciaga: Spanish Master, curated by Hamish Bowles, will be running from November 19th, 2010 to February 19th, 2011.

Light flamenco music, from Baleciaga’s native Spain, plays in the background as you travel to look at 70 dresses from the 1930s all the way to the 1960s when it is evident of his mastery of his craft.

This exhibit will remind the world of the man who, upon his passing in 1972, Coco Chanel called “the only couturier”  and WWD declared “The king is dead!”  This is the perfect exhibit for any fashionista to visit.

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Macy’s To Begin Own Designer Collaborations

Following in the footsteps of H&M, Target, and J.C Penney, Macy’s is about to sell its first designer collaboration in their stores. The first collection will be designed by Kinder Aggugini, a designer who is a rising star in London, yet relatively unknown to the U.S. (his designs can only be found in New York and Ikram in Chicago). Aggugini was attracted to Macy’s idea of a line that looked off the runway but was still affordable.

The collection, debuting in February, will be priced between $50 and $300 and sold in 250 Macy’s stores. Aggugini’s designs are described as a marriage between Chanel and Sid Vicious, and the collection will include pieces such as silk shorts, cardigans, sleek military jackets, tailored leather jackets, and much more.  “The idea is to give it a chic look that feels sexy and edgy, and best of all, you can afford it.” says Aggugini. For more information go to

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Anthropologie To Open Three New Concept Stores reported that the boho-chic store Anthropologie, owned by Urban Outfitters Inc., will be opening three new concept stores within the year.  The first of the three stores to open is an all-accessories boutique that will feature vintage handbags and jewelry, footwear, and engagement rings in Chevy Chase, MD, about 20 minutes from Washington, D.C on Oct 29.

Manhattan will be home of the second store the label will be opening later this year, called Leifsdottir, a Finnish company specializing in “modern, feminine, and effortlessly sophisticated designs,” according to the company’s website.  The third concept store opened by Anthropolgie will be a bridal boutique geared toward the bohemian bride, and is set to open “somewhere like Texas, Nashville, or Chicago,” says.

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