Get the luxe Italian linens that Sferra has to offer at discounted prices! Inside the Chelsea Market, Sferra is holding a sample sale with linens and bedding at up to 70% off retail prices! The sale will include: terry bath towels, king-size cotton blankets, and cotton sheet sets.
When: Saturday, May 12th 10 AM-7 PM
Sunday, May 13th 10 AM-6 PM
Coming off Fashion Week we are both exhilarated and exhausted. What a huge season, not only for the designers, but for us! We worked around the clock, resulting in our biggest, most extensive fashion week ever. We covered a combined total of nearly 100 runway shows and parties over the course of the week. We also attended the Fashion 2.0 Awards, Socialyte.co's Bloggers Brunch, Elle & Style360's Accessory Lounge, and CFDA's IMPACT exhibit. If you're wondering if we've slept, the answer is "No!" In addition to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, we also covered NOLCHA, also known as Independent Fashion Week. There we discovered standout, lesser known designers who have been flying under the radar; including Danilo Gabrielli, Vassilis Zoulias, and JetSet Collective.
The Lela Rose Fall 2012 collection was inspired by creations of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The challenge and subsequently success of great architecture is the fusion of structure and movement. Motion, as seen in Calatrava’s works, is a combination of romanticism and functionality is what designer Lela Rose chose to capitalize on in her Fall 2012 collection. The prints and fabrics in this season’s collection: linear labyrinth organza, hazed floral embroideries, and carbonized silk; all possessed a graphic, angular characteristic and three-dimensional appeal. Even the softer, floral print was approached with the same aesthetic as geometric shapes were created with contrasting seams. The collection was styled with ankle-strap heels and socks. “The stacked heels resemble architectural beams in a rounded, arched way,” said Rose. Continuing the Lela Rose for Payless collaboration, we can expect to see eight pairs from the runway available in stores this fall. The models wore a deep brick-colored lip, defined eye, and side swept, delicately coifed locks for an overall polished and refined look.
Tuesday night I caught a brief ending to an open Q&A with Ruffian designers, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais. The design duo spoke on the craftsmanship of their Fall 2010 bevy- taking note of their silk blouses, flaring knee-length skirts and cropped jackets. Brian expressed major enthusiasm when speaking about the sequined jersey dresses, which required the designers to send them out for handmade work. The small, yet intimate event allowed attendees to roam the studio admiring the designers sketches, artwork and wall of inspiration. The collection was partially inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Nights, a theme that carried through the vintage arrangement of images within the design room. The evening was hosted by Friends of Fashion, a national social enterprise created to support the fashion industry through scheduled exclusive events, private shopping parties and designer meet-and-greet opportunities. For more information, please visit their website.
- 1/4-1/31 - Piperlime - Online sale up to 40% off shoes, bags, clothes and accessories.
Includes designers such as 12th by Cynthia West, Juciy Couture, Chie
Mihara and many more.
- 1/4-1/9 - Madison After Holiday Sale - 50% off sale
merchandise including designers such as Givenchy, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and more; 8741 West 3rd Street; (1/4- 1/9,
11-7), (1/10, 12-5).
- 1/4-1/11 - Kate Spade - enjoy an additional 25% off sale
items; Online and in stores (10250 Santa
Moncia Blvd, space 14).
- 1/7-1/10 - Fred Segal Feet - 50% off, and the sale will continue until
they are all gone! This sale will include shoes from Prada, Christian
Louboutin, Valentino, YSL, Pierre Hardy, Roberto Cavalli and
many more; 8100 Melrose, Mid-Wilshire
(1/7-1/9, 10-7), (1/10, 12-6).
- 1/7-1/10 - Aura Boutique - up to 75% off fall collections, including designers such as Isabel, Marant, Alexander Wang, Yigal Azrouel, Lela Rose, Zac Posen, and more; 1528 Montana Ave, Santa Monica; (1/7-1/9, 10-6), ( 1/11, 11-5).
Breakfast and open showing of Kenneth Cole New York Holiday Collections. Kenneth Cole Productions, 603 West 50th Street, 1st Fl. showroom, NYC ( 9.30-11AM).
- 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Stop by the Ted Gibson Salon for Recessionista Tuesdays. A haircut is $75 (originally $125-$175), a single-color processing is $75 (originally $125-$150), and blowouts are $40 (originally $95-$110). Drop off your business card or fill out a registration form today from 10 to noon for a chance to win a free makeover worth $950. 184 Fifth Ave., nr. 23rd St., second fl. (212-633-6333)
- 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Bridal, eveningwear, and special-occasion dresses are up to 80 percent off (originally $3,200 to $8,000) at the Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier sample sale. 110 E. 55th St., nr. Park Ave., eighth fl. (212-319-6778) Call for an appointment
- 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Meet designer Lela Rose and view her spring 2009 collection. Bergdorf Goodman. 754 Fifth Ave., nr. 58th St. (800-588-1855)
- 3/17 – 3/21 Tues to Fri (11-7) Sat (11-5)
The versatile clutches and bags by Lauren Merkin are up to 75 percent off at the designer's spring sample sale. The Bianca shoulder bag is $225 (originally $525), the Eve clutch is $90 (originally $180), and the Lucy clutch is $80 (originally $250). Lauren Merkin Showroom, 231 W. 29th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 201 (212-239-2459)