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I’ll admit it’s nearly impossible for me to discuss New York's Fashion Week without a hint of cynicism, but when I stumbled upon the Gothamist’s tribute to Fashion Weeks passed I couldn’t help but drool all over my keyboard. The NYC blog does a virtual time warp as it takes a look back at three memorable decades of fashion: the 1960s, ‘50s and ‘40s, and the couture coveted by women around the world.   As you click through ... Read More
One somewhat unusual event this Fashion Week took place Sunday at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, with the screening of Voula Duval's debut short "The Trophy Wife."  "The Trophy Wife" follows an Upper East Side woman's chance meeting with a "tomboy" music producer, and ends with the two women's new-york-minute romance.   Now I'm fairly new to this whole thing, but it seems to me that short films by first-time directors, not to mention short films by female ... Read More
When Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Alyson Greenfield realized her "Dear Lilith Fair 2010" blog wasn't going to land her a spot on the returning Lilith Fair tour she decided to start a women's music festival of her own!  The first annual Tinderbox Music Festival will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Southpaw (125 5th Ave) in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, and will feature 19 female artists including Bitch, Jenny Owen Youngs, Shilpa Ray ... Read More
This week the fight for safe, legal abortions in New York is looking horribly heavy-hearted. The New York Abortion Access Fund has dipped below $1000 - but we won't give up! This Thursday (September 16th) there will be an Emergency Fundraiser at Destination Bar (211 Avenue A). The event will take place from 6-9 and will feature discounted cocktails as well as a raffle and silent auction in support of NYAAF. There is a suggested donation of $20 but feel free to ... Read More
  Camille Paglia’s latest article is titled “Lady Gaga and the Death of Sex.” The name itself sounds like it could be the title of Lady Gaga’s next album. Not to be mistaken for a “Little Monster” herself, Paglia, a long-standing voice of feminism, writes about the nonsensical exhibitionism and cultural extremities that have shot Lady Gaga straight to the top.   What bugs me most about Camille Paglia’s article is ... Read More
Reporter Ines Sainz was scheduled to interview Mark Sanchez of the NY Jets, when she got a little more attention than she bargained for. Ines, a reporter for Azteca TV (a Mexican station) and a former Miss Spain pageant queen, was the alleged victim of sexual harassment. She was "cat-called" as well as whistled and stared out while at Jets Florham Park. Ines has been criticized for being dressed inappropriately, although she was wearing jeans and a tee ... Read More
Some photographs I've snapped while wandering around the Meatpacking district and Soho during Fashion Week. Most of these were taken right outside of Lorick's presentation and the rest near McNally Jackson on Prince street. Per usual, high res images here.  That is the amazing ... Read More
In case you ever wondered whether or not you have anything in common with people of your race and gender, check out this article.   Is it possible to define a culture without being accused of stereotyping? OkCupid has taken the direct words of 526,000 of their users and turned them into racial statistics. OkCupid definitively states that this article has NOTHING to do with their opinion; rather it is a racial analysis “determined by the words of the ... Read More
Fashion’s Night Out could very well have been called ‘Shoplifting’s Night Out”. There were a million people in every store, all the merchandise was scattered, and the staff was drunk. This technically made for the perfect crime, but we didn’t want to 1. Get caught or 2. Tarnish the rep of FNO, so we kept our hands in our pockets. These boys have their hands on something else to thwart the universal desire to steal eyeliner. That being ... Read More
Fashion’s Night Out is a night of fun filled fashion events taking place in stores around town. I experienced my first FNO last night, in NYC. There was so much happening, and it was all happening at the same time, so it was a good idea to pick one event you really wanted to go to and let anything else just happen. I decided to see Sarah Silverman instead of the Olsen’s judging a karaoke competition, and it is not something I regret. Everyone who was ... Read More
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