New York Fashion Week is fast-approaching and the designers continue to scatter. The latest designer to switch locations is Alexander Wang and he didn’t just decide to choose another location in Manhattan, he chose another borough. Wang gave his 5 p.m. spot to Joseph Altuzarra and decided to cross the East River to Brooklyn to present his fall collection at the Duggal Greenhouse located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It’s not a big deal… it’s just another borough that’s slightly more difficult to get to. Muah-ha-ha.
A Look from Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2014
Wang’s not the only designer switching it up. Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors haven’t turned their backs on Manhattan, but they have decided to show at Spring Studios in TriBeCa versus The Theatre at Lincoln Center. Additionally, Vera Wang is taking her collection to the Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea.
The Fall/Winter 2014 collections seem to have brought on the urge to try something new in 2014 for many designers. Whether it’s the costs, the overwhelming (and random) attendance at Lincoln Center, or just the desire to mix things up, designers seem to be growing weary of the fashion week madness. We see no issue with scattering shows across New York City, but we are interested to see if the tactic will ease the current situation.
Yesterday was the first day of spring and inspired by the sun’s determination to spread it’s warm rays and bid farewell to a confusing winter, we sought out our resident label-queen Melissa for eyewear suggestions that will stylishly block and welcome the rays.
Our favorite is the Linda Farrow collaboration with The Row that includes the popular rounded frames like the ones on the left. Beyoncé was seen wearing a pair while toting baby Blue Ivy.
Location: Born in the Bronx – and stomping my platforms in NYC
Recruiting specialty: Luxury, contemporary, premium and street
I became a recruiter because … I am a social guru – I love getting paid for connecting my talented fashion friends with each other
Favorite designer: Right now … Alexander Wang but I am designer whore – I will cheat lol
Celebrity crush(es): Reggie Bush & Channing Tatum
Favorite place in NYC: Meatpacking and my luxury hotel suite sleepovers @ Gansevoort, The Dream, Rivington, Soho House, Mondrian SoHo
Interview horror story: I had a guy interview with Fendi and when they were not interested in moving forward with him he wrote a long letter to their VP of Human Resources about all the things wrong with their company
Best interview tip: Do not speak negatively about any previous employers
Favorite accessory: SHOES
If I could be an animal I would be … A LION – the boss that lays in the shade and gets anything he wants
Dream vacation: Paris/Milan fashion week
Sweet or salty: I am like a sour patch kid – 1st I am sour then I get sweet
In my spare time I … Play with my 9 year old son Jaden – teach him the roots of being Swanky – and of course collect shoes
Interview horror story: Don’t hit on your interviewer. Don’t put your feet up on the interviewer’s desk. Don’t be an hour late. If you must sneeze please turn away.
Best interview tip: Don’t forget to SMILE!
Favorite accessory: A wrist full of bracelets that make too much noise
If I could be an animal I would be … A Koala. But the ferocious kind.
Dream vacation: Anywhere secluded and on a beach
Sweet or salty: Pretzel M&Ms
In my spare time I … Work more. Sleep. Shop.
Fashion or Beauty Tip: Zipper stuck? Run a pencil eraser along the teeth of the zipper. Deodorant stains? Those gray foamy things that come on hangers will take it right out. Red wine stain on your fav dress? White wine will make it seem like it never happened.
Restaurant I would recommend: If I told all of you I wouldn’t be able to get a reservation
Favorite music artist/band: Regina Spektor. Bright Eyes. Dave Matthews. Jeff Buckley. Pearl Jam. The Decemberists. Elliott Smith. Janis Joplin.
Favorite quote:“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain