When it comes to fashion, there’s nothing more exciting than the latest innovation or more on trend than the ever evolving world of social media. This week Style Coalition will be hosting the 6th Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards honoring the best digital campaigns, platforms, social media strategies and innovations in the fashion industry. Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors lead with the most nominations, followed by DKNY and Rebecca Minkoff. This year the founders of BaubleBar are being honored with the annual Visionary Award, legendary designer Sam Edelman will be delivering the keynote and I’ll be there to see it all.
Don’t you just love pink and red? I may not have a date yet for Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean I can’t stock up on V-Day inspired fashions. I guess I’ll just be a stylish single this year. I’d like to profess my love for the following products. You can rekindle your love affair with shopping right here and now when you click on the items to buy them for yourself just in time for Valentine’s Day 2012:
DKNY Red Vintage Leather Leather Clutch with Chain Handle ($195.00)
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week begins this week. Sadly there is nothing I can do as far as Social Media Week colliding with it. However, along with deciphering a subway map, I have also discovered ways to take Fashion Week the same way Kourtney and Kim have taken New York. Although we all aspire to have a seat next to the runway like Anna Wintour, it is not always going to happen. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience all of the fun and excitement that is Fashion Week. The clothes are awesome and all, but in the end, everyone is really in it for the parties and free champagne. Here are five rules to live by if you plan on conquering Fashion Week from the bottom up.
Rule #1 Show Off Your Dark Side: Though you may be tempted to splurge on a colorful couture outfit to stand out among the fashion community, there is really no need to do that. In fact, I highly discourage it. The idea is not to call attention to yourself, but to the clothes being displayed on the runway. Neutral tones of black and grey are the way to go. Now is the time to break out that signature little black dress you already have in your closet.
Rule #2 Don’t Cause a Champagne Crisis: Free champagne and organic cocktails are two of the many benefits of being invited to exclusive Fashion Week events. Always drink responsibly. In the event that you are done consuming alcohol for the night, yet still want to invoke an image of Fashion Week excess, sip diet ginger ale from your champagne flute and the night is all yours.
Rule #3 Blow is Never the Way to Go: 80s inspired styles belong on the runway, not up your nose. Please enjoy a drug-free Fashion Week.
Rule #4 Beware of Creepy Old Men: Believe it or not, creepy old men that should be hitting up Match.com, run rampant at Fashion Week waiting for some model or onlooker to get wasted or become desperate. Stay as far away as possible from these individuals. Not only are they annoying, they are trouble.
Rule #5 Pretend to Know Everything & Everyone, Even if you Don’t: To act as if you know fashion, is to know fashion. Throughout the course of Fashion Week, the people you meet will bring up names of designers, models, etc. that you have never heard of. Never reveal your ignorance. Superficial answers like “Yes, they are so inspiring” are completely sufficient.