Posts tagged: Wardrobing

Nothing says holiday like a little glimmer.

By , December 9, 2011 9:42 am

Take a look at some hot glittery finds!

Love the Nicholas Kirkwood Sequin Platforms and the Express Sequin Leggings!

The SMARTER* Clothing Project: BYOF Workshop

By , November 13, 2011 12:00 pm

SMARTER clothing project

(Bring Your Old Fabric or
Old Favorites)

Perhaps you are a person who collects ill-fitting garments that you never get around to altering or you have a closet full of “I’m sure I will wear it agains”. Maybe you are a designer looking to join the “green” brigade but not quite sure how. Or possibly you just want to know exactly what sustainable is and how you go about starting the journey.

Come join us for the SMARTER workshop where fun meets facts. This workshop will show you just what to do with that sweater you don’t want to get rid of but will never wear, or show you what you can make from that scrap of fabric that you just can’t bear to throw out all the while learning what makes sustainable design sustainable.

On Sunday, December 11, 2011
from 12 – 3pm
learn how to fashionably reduce waste with the SMARTER* Clothing Project team; Bridgett Artise, Iliana Quander and Trudy Miller. Bring your choice of Old Fabric or Old Favorites for the first of many BYO Workshops —  come with something old and leave with something new!

Materials needed: Old fabric or Old Favorites (sweaters, hand me downs, vintage finds, can’t throw outs, etc)

Location: FIT’s Seminar Room 9 (SR9)


Feathers of All Colors & All Varieties

By , October 19, 2011 11:49 am


Marchesa and Ralph Lauren use subtlety soft colored feathers for Spring 2012 (along with many other international designers). Feathers from the Pre-Columbian period in Peru and Mexico were certainly not subtle, but brilliant and dazzling. Take a look at these textile panels that go back to 700 AD to the 16th Century. The figure or “Pechera” was used as a ceremonial crest in bright orange, blue, green and white with black feathers. Checkerboard patterns were very popular at this time. These “modern” designs include this dazzling green, red, blue and white quetzal feathers feathered in Montezuma’s headdress with long iridescent green tail feathers radiate from a headband. This headdress was given to Hernan Cortes in 1519. Cortes then gave it to Hapsburg Emperor Charles V. It is a fabulous example of feather work in fashion. The miniature men’s tunic on the upper right hand side was from the Wari or Inca period from Coastal Peru.

The piece on the lower left is by Kesh-Ko- Sa – a Native American feather artist from Prairie Band Potawatomi.

Barbara Arlen teaches SXC 100: Color Theory and Culture and  SXC 260:Color Painting Studio.

Jewelry is Getting More Colorful!

By , October 12, 2011 10:10 am


Precious and semi-precious colored stones galore in jewelry, the more colorful the better!
Strange and exotic mixtures in multi-colors using fuchsia stones mixed with turquoise and coral.
Asymmetrical jewelry in precious stones that are ombre and mixed and matched.
Different colored metals mixed together with stones.
Great pieces coming from Erickson Beamon, Chrishabana, Lulu Frost, Amanda Pearl Dannijo Jewels, Kara Ross, etc.
Great contemporary uses of materials. Crochet, macramé, rope, knotting along with diamonds gold and silver.

Barbara Arlen teaches SXC 100: Color Theory and Culture, SXC 110: Color Discovery Interactive Workshop, SXC 260:Color Painting Studio, and SXF 840: Career Opportunities for Working with Color.

Lecture and Book Signing

By , October 12, 2011 6:00 am

Lecture and Book Signing: New York Fashion Week by Eila Mell

October 12, 2011  |  5:00 PM  |  Barnes & Noble at FIT

Journalist Eila Mell discusses and signs copies of her new book, New York Fashion Week: The Designers, the Models, the Fashions of the Bryant Park Era. For more information, contact Barnes & Noble at FIT, 212-217-5690.

Our Fashion Events Planning facilitator and instructor Barbara Berman
is featured in this book!



Shop Til You Drop!

By , October 5, 2011 1:35 pm

Did any of you have the misfortune to miss the Missoni sale at Target?  Fortunately,  I didn’t. Although I got there at 10 a.m. and there was nothing left but some decorative dessert plates.  However,  I got online and was able to make a few purchases for which I am quite pleased.

If you missed it, here’s a fun designer sale you might want to check out at MINA NYC, an excellent source for stylists.

Mina … Albright Fashion Library Outlet Mina NYC
32A Cooper Square
(6 Street)
Sale ends October 9
   Mon-Sat 11-8 Sun 12-6  

Womens Clothing, Handbags, Shoes & Jewelry 
Sample & stock sale.

Shop for the Best of Fall. Editors/stylists favorite haunt for 20 years, the outlet store for Albright Fashion Library. Items from red carpets, photo shoots, commercials, films (many never been worn). Dresses, gowns, ready-to-wear, coats, shoes, and accessories. Designers: Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Marchesa, Moschino, Zac Posen, Narciso Rodriguez, YSL and more. Sizes 0-10, tons of sample sizes. 70 to 90 percent off. Subways: N/R to 8th Street. 6 to Astor Place.

Happy Shopping!

Emma Sosa teaches SXF 300: Secrets from a Professional Shopper, SXS 100: Introduction to Fashion Styling, SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.


By , October 5, 2011 8:13 am


Looking at the new collections’ colors and fabrications, shapes and proportions for Spring 2012 makes you think that maybe, it is not really just spring. Maybe it is autumn or fall? Colors seem to be less seasonal and more developed through the guidance of color trending, retailing, globalization and designers’ personal sensibilities toward fashion.

So, these gorgeous autumnal greens, oranges, bricks, russets, teals and indigo in varying hues, shades, tints, values and casts come from Hermes, Akris, Stella McCartney, Haider Ackermann, Missoni, Balanciaga  and many more designers. Fabrications that were never used for spring, are now being explored, along with new technologies. It is not just a season of cottons, linens and silks with some polyesters. It is a season of rejoicing in all fabrications – knits, wovens, jacquards, embroideries, sequins, embellishments and hand work of all types and not seasonal. Different face finishing creates different color concepts and creates analogous color combinations. Let’s rejoice in all seasonal color!

Barbara Arlen teaches SXC 100: Color Theory and Culture, SXC 110: Color Discovery Interactive Workshop, SXC 260:Color Painting Studio, and SXF 840: Career Opportunities for Working with Color.

Coach Celebrates FNO with the Return of the ‘Classic’ Duffle

By , September 8, 2011 10:38 am

Wow, can you believe that Coach first introduced the Duffle in 1972??  The Duffle is making a limited-edition return in their ‘Classics Collection’ on Fashion’s Night Out – today!

This iconic bag will be available online and in select stores in five traditional Coach colors: British Tan, Black, Navy, Vermillion and Olive Green.

To celebrate the revival of the Duffle, filled with it’s history and updated with fashionable women whom love it, Coach has enlisted seven bloggers for “The Duffle Project.”

Hanneli Mustaparta

Those bloggers include Hanneli’s Hanneli Mustaparta, Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel, Into The Gloss’s Emily Weiss, Tales of Endearment’s Natalie Joos, The Chriselle Factor’s Chriselle Lim and The Blay Report’s Zandile Blay.

Zandile Blay

They will be able to photograph and style themselves with this classic duffle, which will be featured on a special broadsheet published exclusively for distribution at during Coach’s stores as well as online Fashion’s Night Out.

Starting Thursday, Sept. 8th, the Duffle will be available on and at the following Coach locations: Bleecker Street and 595 Madison Avenue in New York, East Hampton in Long Island, Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, and the Forum in Las Vegas. The bloggers listed will be at the Madison Avenue store from 7-8 pm in New York.

Dalia Strum teaches SXF 120: Blogging Smarts for Business.

Will Work for Shoes

By , September 5, 2011 6:00 am

Meet Susan J. Ashbrook, the author of
Will Work for Shoes: The Business Behind Red Carpet Product Placement
on Wednesday, September 7th at 5pm.

227 West 27th Street (Bet. ‘A’ & ‘B’ Buildings)
Call 212-217-5690 for more info.

Get huge, powerful, cheap exposure for your brand by harnessing the star power of celebrities.If you want your product to be a household name, look no further than the so-called Rich and Famous, who, as Susan Ashbrook shows in this practical, star-studded guide, wield potent influence over the buying public. Through colorful stories straight from the red carpet, hard-won lessons taken from years in the industry, and interviews with the top names in celebrity marketing, Ashbrook shows you how to:
  • get your product on the body or in the hands of a celebrity
  • connect with stylists, publicists, and other handlers who have access to the star
  • avoid awkward product-celebrity match-ups and find the perfect person for your brand
  • execute a celebrity marketing campaign for next to nothing
  • get valuable loaned product back from sticky-fingered stars
  • prepare for the attention and increased demand when you have a celebrity hit

Though focused on fashion, Ashbrook’s advice is applicable to almost any type of product, and she makes a brilliant case for why placing products with celebrities can increase sales more successfully and economically than traditional advertising.

Susan J. Ashbrook has been involved in celebrity product placement for twenty years. She founded and pioneered Film Fashion, the first fashion product placement company in Los Angeles. Her first client was Ralph Lauren, and she went on to match top celebrities with a roster of clients that included Lanvin, Chopard, Swarovski, Escada, Isaac Mizrahi, and many more. She has also consulted for non-fashion brands like Nikon, Hasbro, and MasterCard. Ashbrook sold Film Fashion to the PR powerhouse Rogers & Cowan in 2008.

Preview Missoni for Target Lookbook

By , August 24, 2011 6:03 am

Here’s a reason to wish for Fall to be here!

Here It Is! Missoni For Target: The Full Lookbook

Check out the Missoni for Target Lookbook and be sure to mark you calendars as these pieces promise to fly out the store. I own a pair of Vintage Missoni knit pants which are lovely and am so looking forward to add to this collection.

Mostly loving all of the accessories.  It’s  great time to also think  think of holiday gifts for your fashionista friends and family.

Happy Shopping!

Here It Is! Missoni For Target: The Full Lookbook

Emma Sosa teaches SXF 300: Secrets from a Professional Shopper, SXS 100: Introduction to Fashion Styling, SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.

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