Famed Novelist Arrives To The Big Apple To
Promote Her 27th Book 'Poor Little Bitch Girl'
POSTED February, 8 2010
There have been many imitators, but only Jackie Collins can tell you what life is like
in the fab lane because she lives it! From Beverly Hills bedrooms to glittering rock
star parties in Las Vegas–Collins chronicles the real truth from the inside out. On
February 9, Collin will debut her 27th book, "Poor Little Bitch Girl" (St. Martin’s Press;
$26.99). This sexy, and explosive novel is about three twenty-something women, one
hot rich guy, two mega movie stars, and a devastating murder: "Poor Little Bitch Girl"
has it all.
Collins hosted an intimate meet-and-greet with some of New York's famed bloggers
at the Bar Seine in the Hotel Plaza Athenee, where she talked about her highly
anticipated novel. "I've been lucky and successful because I've done it my way.
You have to write about what you know. I bring a lot of my own background into my
books," says Collin, who has sold 400 million copies of her books worldwide.
Collins' was very open and personal and revealed that she is addicted to TV, short
hands all her books, and loves Paris Hilton's music. Visit Collins' website
Jackiecollins.com or follow her on twitter at JackieJCollins for more fun sound bites
from this straight shooting author.
Pre-runway show coverage...
Jackie Collins at the "Poor Little Rich Bitch" Blogger Meet & Greet with FQA's Qianna Smith, Senior Editor-at-Large
Fashion For Relief:
Supermodel Naomi Campbell Plans Star Studded
Fashion Show for Haiti Relief
POSTED February, 8 2010
Catwalk queen Naomi Campbell is set to bring her star-studded runway show and auction, Fashion For
Relief, to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York (MBFW NY) to help the rebuilding of Haiti. "Everyone
else is trying to help Haiti, and we wanted to do our part on the fashion side of things," says Campbell.
"The response has been overwhelming. No one has said `no' -- which means a lot because it's such a
busy time with designers preparing their fall collections."
The runway show will take place February 12 at 7:00 PM and will be hosted by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess
of York and styled by Rachel Zoe. On the catwalk stars will be decked out in jewelry provided by Chopard
and donning fashions by top internationally recognized designers. All the donated garments worn in the
show will be auctioned online at NET-A-PORTER starting February 15th. The donation is tax deductible
and 100% of the event ticket sales will benefit CARE, a leading humanitarian organization with a long
time presence in Haiti.
American Express® card members can get advanced tickets to Fashion For Relief 2010 NY through
Ticketmaster from February 5 at 10am through Monday, February 8 until 9:59am. Tickets can be
purchased by the general public through Ticketmaster on February 8 at 10am.
"I am deeply saddened by the recent tragedy in Haiti. So many have been killed and severely affected by
the earthquake - women and children in particular are most vulnerable in disasters,” says Campbell,
who last held the event during MBFW NY in 2005 to aid those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Felicia Jackson Designer Debut:
A Fairytale Fashion Presentation
POSTED February, 9 2010
For her first public outing as her own boss, with the debut of her eponymous collection, Felicia Jackson
looks like she’s in Heaven. With photographers and journalists taking pictures and making notes as
they look upon her creations, she looks like she doesn’t have a worry in the world. Her liveliness and
excitement could only be matched by the freshness and frivolity of her creations.
The Fashion Q&A team chatted with Jackson at DEX in the Garment District where the debut artist
showed us the great tricks she has tucked in perfectly tailored sleeves. "The collection itself is about 50
pieces. These are some select looks that are very representative of what the whole collection looks like,"
says Jackson, who's been designing for everyone from Levi’s to American Eagle Outfitters, to Nautica.
"We do have some prints sprinkled within. Florals that have a little bit of an edge - more of a stamped
effect. Some abstract prints, a lot of leather detailing on many of the pieces. Everything has a little
something special about all the fabrications."
A sneak peek at her first go around as her own designer showed fresh juxtapositions of separate
classic pieces. Prints were interspersed wisely; uncluttered and elegant in execution. A floral, sequin
cropped jacket was exactly what modern femininity should be. A pair of hot-pants against a shirred
sweater cardigan with chain trim was sexy, audacious, yet eerily classic at the same time. Another
favorite was Jackson’s refreshing take on the cosmopolitan prep, donning a jumpsuit with wool shorts
and a silk eggshell top. Most of the pieces we saw were beautiful, urban and classy.
"Everything has a sophisticated, but slightly looser look. I’m not going to call it boyfriend, because that’s
not what it is," says Jackson. "It’s just a sophisticated look. I’m of the mindset that it doesn’t have to be
tight for it to be sexy."
The Daily Front Row:
Fashion Industry Insiders Reflect On The Last
Season At Bryant Park in the Commemorative Issue
of The Daily Front Row
POSTED February, 9 2010
From February 11-18, 2010, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will celebrate its final season in Bryant Park,
moving in September to its new home at Lincoln Center. To honor the occasion, memories will be shared
through both the Tent’s graphics and in a special commemorative issue of The Daily Front Row,
‘Au Revoir Bryant Park! Bonjour Lincoln Center’.
The now iconic Bryant Park Tents will be adorned with quotes from fashion industry insiders sharing their
memories of how the event has impacted the world of fashion and changed the lives of both designers and
industry professionals. Once inside, look for The Daily’s Commemorative Issue. A staple of the New York
event, this go-to-glossy will mirror the memories shared on the exterior with fun and forgotten moments.
In September, the shows will take place for the first time at Lincoln Centers Damrosch Park, a move that
puts the event squarely in its place as a cultural landmark, and that allows the event to adapt to a new
Here are a few words from the industry's taste makers on Bryant Park:
Anna Wintour, Vogue: “Bryant Park became the beacon of what New York fashion stands
for—an industry that’s fearless, tireless, and always moving forward.”
Diane von Furstenberg: “Bryant Park became the heartbeat of fashion twice a year… we will
Vanessa Williams: “New location, same excitement! Only in New York!”
Stan Herman: “American fashion made this park the heart of the city.”
Yildiz Blackstone, Luca Luca: “I feel like I grew up here...”
Presents a Bejeweled Fantasy For Fall/Winter 2010/11
POSTED February, 10 2010
By the sounds of "Hairy Metal", Custo Barcelona's new Fall 2010 collection, one
would think their upcoming runway show will be a trip back to the Thunderdome.
Au contraire. It would be simple to claim that the name says it all, but it's bound to
be so much more than that. For this collection Custo Barcelona has taken the
very fabrics of the world we live in to produce a hard, yet soft, earthly, yet other-
worldly line that is a slap in the face to all the pristine understatedness of the
winters of yore. Polarities abound and fuse together to create accessible, yet
inspired looks consisting of the coldness of metals and the comfortable warmth
of furs (fake fur at that).
The slick, ethereal metallic feel of the radiant palette, the leathers and the
graphics coalesce seamlessly with the patchworked and structured use of furs
and wool. Custo Barcelona manages to make fake fur look architectural. Hard to
hate on that; harder still to not be taken in by it's forward-thinking vision. “The
runway is where we experiment,” says designer Custo Dalmau. “We don’t play it
safe, even in today’s economy.”
It feels like Custo Barcelona is ready to make its fans forget what a winter
wonderland feels like. This looks like it can prove to be a hard, edgy twist on a
season that we're dying to be acquainted with.
The Custo Barcelona show will be held February 14 in the Main Tent of
Bryant Park at 8PM.
Sundance Channel's Full Frontal Fashion:
Celebrates the Premiere of 'Catwalk Countdown'
POSTED February, 10 2010
The hottest names in fashion (Model Coco Rocha, Fern Mallis, Tinsley Mortimer,
Chris Benz, Erin Fetherston and more!) gathered poolside at The Standard Hotel in
New York City to celebrate the premiere of Full Frontal Fashion’s “Catwalk
Countdown,” which follows ten of the U.S. fashion scene’s most celebrated
up-and-coming designers as they prepare to show at New York Fashion Week.
The original series includes exclusive videos, photos and behind-the-scenes
access documenting their creative visions and working styles.
As part of Full Frontal Fashion’s salute to New York Fashion Week, it will feature new
fashion programming airing across broadcast and online platforms. In addition to
“Catwalk Countdown,” this week the website (Sundancechannel.
com/fullfrontalfashion) premieres Douglas Keeve’s “Dirty Denim,” and will also
feature up-to-minute accounts from the Bryant Park Tents. On air programming
includes unique fashion-centered documentaries such as “Savile Row” and “The
Red Carpet Issue.”