Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

Big News for NYC Magnet

In Art, Fashion on April 7, 2009 at 5:43 pm


fend magazineWe are proud to announce NYC Magnet’s transition to a new design and name is now complete.  Check it out!  Fend Magazine


The Museum at FIT

In Fashion on March 3, 2009 at 9:43 pm

corset, circa 1903Sarka, "goddess" dress, 2008

The Fashion Institute of Technology is a world renown school of high fashion located on seventh avenue at 27th street in Manhattan.  In 1967 the institute created a museum “dedicated to advancing knowledge of fashion through exhibits, programs and publications.  The MFIT has over 50,000 permanent garments and accessories from the 18th century to the present. Exhibits change periodically and classes, book talks and signings are also offered.

From now through June 16th you can see “Seduction”, a fascinating exhibit on the definition of the word and how it continues to be redefined throughout the centuries.  Often carrying a negative connotation, “Seduction” presents the idea that it’s meaning is rather something of charm and of appeal to the senses.  Garments and pieces of lingerie are on display dating from the present back to the very early 1900’s.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

In Fashion on February 17, 2009 at 9:25 am

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is off again with a new season of clothing lines set to inspire what to wear for the Fall of 2009.  On February 13th The Academy of Art Institute opened the week stylishly under the Bryant Park tents.  Graduates from the School of Fashion displayed their works of art and held there own out there, taking no shadow to the brilliant collections of some of our favorite designers.  

                    Academy of Art University Fall 2009Academy of Art University Fall 2009Academy of Art University Fall 2009

Keep your eyes on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week website for updates on the designer collections as the week progresses.

Economic Exchange

In Fashion on February 6, 2009 at 1:50 pm

clothesswapHere’s a new way to switch up your wardrobe without spending even a penny and it’s all the rage. Grab your girlfriends for a night in and throw a clothes-swap party.  All you do is have each person bring the pieces from their wardrobe that they no longer wear and let the economic exchange begin.  You never know what you’ll get and besides the fun you’ll be having, there is no time like the present for austerity.  

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You Just Might Catch Yourself Wearing this in 2009

In Fashion on January 19, 2009 at 9:44 am

A new year brings new fashion trends.  Here are a few of the things you just might catch yourself wearing in 2009, even if you are the type to exclaim, “Oh, I would never wear that.”


Oscar de la Renta Spring 2009Cork Accessaries- No, we aren’t wearing wine bottle corks on a necklace chain (although we may be on to something) but clutches and shoes with cork detail are all the rage!

Forever 21


Let your pants sag- Instead of wearing your waste line low bring it up and allow your crotch to appear like it hangs at your knees.


Colored mascara- I know, I know it is so 80’s but you just might!


Leotards- No lie, the leotard is back and begging to be warn under those high wasted skirts and pants.




High waters- high-watersCropped pants are no longer just for the girls or for the boys that clam dig.  

Not so buttoned up- It may seem a bit 70’s disco-esque but it’s time to loosen up those buttons, the lower you button the better.  Also, you’ll find more mens cotton T-shirts in a much lower cut V-neck.  Let the chest hair blow in the wind!

shoe patchesShoe Patches-  Time to brush up on your cross stitch.  When your shoes begin to wear this year grab the needle and thread. Patch away! Apparently the economy is in rough shape or something.