For the past 10 years the Friends Committee of New Yorkers For Children has hosted the annual Spring Dinner Dance—A Fool's Fête, which includes an enjoyable evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing. The annual event will take place on April 9th starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle.
This year A Fool's Fête is sponsored by Valentino, who was also the inaugural sponsor in 2003. Last year, the gala raised a record of over $585,000 for the foundation. As a tradition there are special guests that include ten young people in foster care that are leaders in New Yorkers For Children programs.
When it comes to animal print, there is definitely a fine zebra striped line between the sophisticated, trendy look and the outfits that are just too tacky. While this trend has proven to be unbeatable as leopard, cheetah, and peacock have been dominating the fashion scene for what seems like years now, rocking the jungle look appropriately is not always an easy feat. Remember the below rules while getting dressed to ensure that you look like you stepped straight off of the catwalk and not straight out of a catfight.
Rule #1: Stick to one print at a time. Avoid the confused animal look by choosing a single animal print item and mixing it into an outfit of solid colors. This Lanvin snakeskin print skirt is an example of a piece that makes the right amount of a statement if paired with a solid top and shoes. If you want to be a little more subtle when it comes to showing off your prints, choose smaller items or articles of clothing that have more discreet colors and patterns like this Splendid top.
While you're out relaxing at the beach and soaking up some sun, the fashion taste makers are already hard at work deciding what menswear trends are going to be must-haves for Spring 2013. London started off the men's fashion weeks with its first ever stand-alone menswear fashion week. Prince Charles kicked off this momentous fashion event with a soiree at St. James Palace. With it's young up-and-comers, London Fashion Week provided a glimpse into what the edgy downtowners are going to be rocking next spring. Milan's Fashion Week is almost coming to a close but not without it's own surprises such as Dolce & Gabbana's model-less runway show. Read on to check out the Spring 2013 must-have trends.
Summer wedding attire can be tricky for even the best stylistas. Day, night, beach (or other equally picturesque destinations), can result in a wardrobe conundrum that proves to be even more stressful than our daily decisions. It’s not always easy to achieve the perfect balance between looking fabulous but not stealing the show, statement-making accessories that still allow you to dance the night away, and expert styling for a look appropriate in any setting. Here are a few ideas for celebratory styles that will keep you confident and comfortable long after you’ve caught the bouquet.
The clothes weren't the only thing standing out on the spring/summer ’12 runways; from unique ponytails to radical roots and funky hair accessories, fashion-forward hairstyles stole the shows. After combing through this season’s hair trends, we picked out our top five favorite looks that we're excited to try out in the coming months. No matter what your hair length or texture, we guarantee you can pull off at least one of these stunners!
While this classic trend has never gone out of style, floral prints and patterns will certainly be making a much more diverse statement for summer 2012. Betsey Johnson mixed vibrant colors with oversized tropical floral prints for her spring/summer 2012 collection, while Prada brought back the mod-look, and still others like Valentino and Isaac Mizrahi took a romantic approach.
Want to own a piece of Hollywood history? From December 3rd through December 17th, Christies.com will auction off approximately 950 personal items of the late, great Elizabeth Taylor. Items to be auctioned include custom made black cowboy boots, a Lanvin handbag, an Oscar de la Renta gown, and a Bulgari cuff. The auction will also include 22 designer handbags by Dior and Valentino, 500 pieces of jewelry (including a 33.19 carat diamond given to Liz by her husband Richard Burton) and more than 400 additional fashion pieces.
Listen. We love culture as much as the next guy. The editors here at Joonbug enjoy rolling out of bed at noon on a Saturday (or one, or two) and heading to our favorite fine art institution. But we are not about to waste our hard-earned weekends on New York tourist traps. And as it turns out, staring at paintings is a favorite activity of the Times Square-loving, Ray's Famous Pizza-eating, crisp white tennis shoe-wearing museumgoers...so the MoMA and Guggenheim will have to wait. Rather than shelling out to bump shoulders with a stroller-toting family of four, consider some of these exhibits that have been happily forgotten by the fannypack crowd:
Boots in every style, color and texture!
Hot off the catwalk, the Italians: Valentino and Prada, chose to showcase traditional stacked heel styled boots. Whereas The British Fashion house Burberry preferred to make their statement with chunky, ankle length, lace ups. The boots came in a range of materials from soft as butter leather through to slouchy suede and sexy python.
So how do we work this look?
The riding boot with its flat sole and discreet 'go with anything in your closet' style is perhaps the most versatile and flattering to wear. For those who wish to add an element of Je Ne Sais Quoi, a stacked
heeled boot spells serious sex appeal. And for us fashion mavens? It has to be the wedged, ankle style. Worn with the wrong type of clothing (short skirts being one example) these boots make your feet look like they are attached to a pair of clompy bricks! But, team with a pair of slim fit/slouchy pants and you will provoke serious fashion envy.
It's that time of year again: time to look through your wardrobe and decide what stays and what goes. With fashion week just around the corner for us New Yorkers it is important to see what exactly it is that we should be wearing. As per the industry's custom much of the upcoming trends are things we have seen before done in a new way.
Clearly nautical stripes are nothing new, but in the upcoming seasons they are coming back in full force. Everyone from J. Crew, who has continued their collaboration with Saint James, to Mauro Grifoni (Fall 2011) and Kitsune (Spring 2012) has shown striped pieces. Even Valentino is utilizing this classic style; note the long-sleeved striped turtle necks seen in the designers Fall 2011 show.