Here’s another one from InTandem Magazine’s blog:
It’s September 11th and the weather outside, like our health-care system, is a dark, damp and frightful mess. But despite all the sadness and gloomy temperatures, it’s fashion week here in New York City! And, on day 2 of this momentous week, The September Issue graces us with its illustrious entrance into this weekend’s national box office. Instead of volunteering or doing something equally meaningful to commemorate 9/11, I’m doing my part to keep fashion glossies everywhere alive by pledging my $12 to Landmark Cinemas on Houston Street in NYC to view Vogue sensations Anna Wintour, ALT and Grace Coddington in all of her krazy kat lady glory give birth to an issue that broke advertising records but delivered less than spectacular content.
But it was yesterday at Micheal Angel at the Bryant Park tents that I noticed the Jainous-ness himself Derek Blasberg sitting front row.
He’s the new playboy on the scene and a contributing writer to Vogue. He probably pees on girls for kicks and giggles but I digress. (I tend to think that powerful men are into water sports)
Micheal Angel collection for SS10 was pure polish. Colorful florals on dark silks and sheers with shiny geometric embellishments on some pieces. All the dress reached far above the knee which gave the collection a sense of optimism. Hairstylist Thomas Dunkin coiffed the “perfect pony”, complimenting the lovely looks of the collection without overshadowing them.
Backstage at the show, just minutes before “first looks”, Dunkin graciously spoke to me, showing me how he “ponys” with the help of Sebastian Professional and a blowdryer. Using Sebastian products Microweb Fiber (an elastic texturizer for mallable, touchable texture) Thickefy Foam (thickener for natural volume), Halo Mist and Shine Define sprays, Dunkin tied the hair just below the eyes to create an elegant pony tail.
Finally, French speciality boutique Merci pops-up in New York City this season courtesy of The Gap. Merci Gap concept store will be open through October 5 so faire vite and allez vous-en! 680 Fifth Ave., at 54th St.; 212-977-7023.