Amanda Brooks will attract more attention now in her high-profile position as Fashion Director of Barneys New York — and we'll certainly hear from her in the new Barneys blog The Window — but she's been a fashion insider and front-rower for years. A fashion consultant, author of I Love Your Style, and five-time maker of the best-dressed list at Vogue deserves a closer look, so we put together some memorable Amanda Brooks outfits. We look forward to seeing what she brings to the front row at New York Fashion Week. What do you think of Amanda's personal style?
We owe model Dree Hemingway a big thanks for giving us an easy solution to two vexing fashion questions: how to make girlie things cool and how to wear summery pieces now? She attended a glam opening of the Christian Dior flagship store in Manhattan wearing a deliciously frothy dress from Dior's resort collection. Dree applied a dose of California cool and a layer of warmth simply by adding a slouchy sweater and belting it. Love it!
Byrdie Bell let her cocktail pants bloom at the Winter Wonderland Ball in NYC recently. The socialite-philanthropist-model-actress had one of the most intriguing outfits of the night, standing tall and proudly flare-legged among the more traditional crop of ladies in dresses. The '70s bell-bottom has resurfaced recently, but the evening bell-bottom could be ushering in a whole new trend in party dressing. What do you think?
In today's news, I'm left wondering if Paris Hilton's Confessions of an Heiress is titled accurately. Paris and Nicky's grandfather, Barron Hilton, announced that he plans to donate 97 percent of his $2.3 billion estate to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
The largest donation of 2007 came from Leona Helmsley who donated $4 billion to her family's foundation, and upon her death she still managed to leave $12 million for her Maltese. Similar to Helmsley's precious pooch, I'm sure the Hilton girls will be left well taken care of through their existing trust funds.
I think it's fantastic that their Grand-dadddy Warbucks is following in his father's philanthropic footsteps. How do you think Paris and Nicky feel about it?