New York Fashion Week is filled with runway shows and parties, but one soiree we couldn't miss was the My Fashion Data Base cocktail party hosted by the lovely Zoe Saldana. We got the chance to chat with Zoe, who told us about the new shopping portion on her site, MYFDB.com, what's on her Fall shopping list, and her favorite Spring runways thus far. She also told us how she plays a new role each day with her personal style — watch the entire interview now.
>> The Spring 2012 shows have only just began, and already there's one color that seems to be emerging as a potential it-hue: Tangerine. So far, we've spotted it in various forms at BCBG, Jenni Kayne, and Richard Chai Love (left) — as well as splashed across prints at Peter Som earlier today. While it may be a bit too early to say for sure, we're betting we'll be seeing a lot more of the citrus hue in the weeks to come. Here's a look at a few of the collections offering tangerine for Spring 2012 thus far.
>> Rachel Comey's wood-heel clogs and flat-soled oxfords are cult favorites, so at yesterday's presentation we couldn't wait to see what styles the designer had in mind for Spring 2012. We spotted so many covetable styles — ankle strap peep-toes, leather flatforms, wood-heeled loafers, and more. Shiny straw bucket hats and super-dark shades rounded out the rest of the accessories, and Elle Fanning was perched in the front row. Click through to see all the snaps from backstage.
Pre-Fashion Week Profile: Elie Tahari Talks Guilty Pleasures and Favorite Songs, Plus See an Exclusive Sketch!
As we prepare ourselves — and our wardrobes — for New York Fashion Week, designers are in final preparations to present their Spring 2012 collections, and that final stretch can be wildly chaotic. We interrupted the madness long enough to get the skinny on designers' guilty pleasures, what they love and hate most about Fashion Week, current favorite songs, and more. First up: Elie Tahari, the man known for creating simultaneously modern and elegant confections worn by Hollywood hotties such as Leighton Meester and Emmy Rossum.
Guilty pleasures during Fashion Week: I try to take the morning for myself, because once I get to work it never stops . . .
Top songs in constant rotation: Sexy love songs and Alicia Keys's “Empire State of Mind”
Favorite thing about Fashion Week in September: I love the excitement, you can feel it all over the city and except for the occasional hurricane — the weather is usually amazing. In September it’s like starting all over . . . “back to school.”
Most hated thing about Fashion Week: I don’t like NYC traffic!
Check out another sketch from his Spring '12 collection, plus Elie's FNO plans, and how he's celebrating the end of Fashion Week.