{iStyle} McQueen’s Legacy To Be Celebrated Through Met Exhibit

By: Kelly Ahern, guest blogger

This spring fashion admirers will be treated to an exhibit of epic proportions.

The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will honor the memory and eclectic vision of the late designer Alexander McQueen through a retrospective showcase.

The 100-piece exhibit, scheduled to open May 4, 2010, will highlight McQueen’s extensive and outstanding career; including styles from his postgraduate student days, his tenure at Givenchy, and even items from the collection presented after his unexpected suicide last February.

The exhibition begins [Read more…]

Style Recap: Vogue London’s Emerging Designers Party

By: Kelly Ahern, guest blogger

October 26th 2010, was a night dedicated solely to young, fresh, fierce fashion.

Hosted by the goddess of all things couture, Anna Wintour, New York City welcomed the biggest and the brightest names evolving within the fashion industry.

In celebration of fashion’s newest “it” kids, Vogue London’s Emerging Designers Party took place Tuesday evening in the posh Ciano restaurant. [Read more…]

{iStyle} Industry Standard for the Fashionably Fierce and Notably Nasty…Or NOT?

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By: Louise Whitehill, guest blogger

“I can barely leave the house with an out-of-season handbag and you show up on a daily basis looking like a yard sale and you don’t care.” – Amanda Tannen, Ugly Betty

The fashion industry.

Those three words conjure up glorious images of bright colours, the next big trends, controversial furs, aviator shades, harem pants and thin-as-a-pick models strutting down laser and light laden runways. [Read more…]

{iStyle} Who Designed It Best for the CFDA & Vogue Fashion Fund?

By: Julia Rachlin, guest blogger

There are multiple ways designers install themselves into the fashion-lover’s guide to life.

One of these ways is to marry a really rich dude who funds you until you become one of the most prolific (and admittedly in this case, talented) designers out there….. [Read more…]

{iStyle} Era of the Ice Queen: A History on Anna Wintour

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By: Louise Whitehill, guest blogger

She is the epitome of chic, an empress of fashion and a beacon of power.

With 22 years as editor-in-chief of US Vogue, Anna Wintour is top dog among the fashion elite.

One of five children, Anna grew up with journalism in her family. Her father, Charles Wintour, was the editor of the London Evening Standard and her younger brother, Patrick, followed suit and is now political editor at the Guardian newspaper.

With Fleet Street in her blood, Anna took her first steps into journalism as a wide-eyed teenager. With her father’s help, she created a print publication that spoke to her generation. [Read more…]

Late style icon Isabella Blow’s wardrobe to be auctioned at Christie’s

By: Julia Rachlin, guest blogger

The fabulous and fashionable Isabella Blow, British magazine editor, Vogue stylist and style icon, may no longer be with us, but her legacy will make a huge statement later this year at Christie’s auction house.

A dream for any fashionista, her wardrobe will be auctioned off in London next September to what can only be surmised to be an audience filled with elegant and chic industry faces. Guesses as to who might be there?

One-time co-workers Andre Leon Talley, Anna Wintour, [Read more…]

Gen-Y Coffee Runs: Work-in Maid or Work-in Graduate?

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Sometimes I read things that really make me question the working world; especially, as someone entering it. These stories are scary and feel like they are out of a bad version of the Devil Wears Prada.

Yesterday, I read something on Australia’s Smart Company by Aunty B, a business wiz woman who takes questions from disgruntled, confused and often clueless people about the corporate agenda.

But yesterday’s question, not only surprised me, but I’ll admit I was quite disgusted by it as [Read more…]

Fashion Directory on Twitter

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Right so the fabulous people that are the New York Times came up with this list and I’m just reposting it for you my lovely, Pink Book Fashionistas!

If you ever wanted to stalk your favourite brands, and the people who run them on Twitter, then this list is for you! I also added makeup brands to this list that weren’t on the original.

Below is a list of everything and everyone at the moment (September 2009), some of whom from bloglandia you should recognize in the Pink Book’s “Places I Visit.”

Enjoy 🙂 [Read more…]

{Rules of PR no.18} Ace the Presentation…of Yourself

Anna Wintour


I was in a sorority in university, did I tell you that? Well, if I didn’t, now you know. So what does that have to do with public relations? Presentations, that’s what.

Every year, come the start of the fall semester, thousands of girls across the nation, put on the best dresses, their best do’s and show off their best assets going through the gauntlet known as sorority recruitment.

Having been on both sides of the process, let me share the not-so-secret, secrets of presentation with you… [Read more…]

{iStyle} Making Vogue in Vogue Again

By: Jenn Ortiz, {iStyle} Editor

Recently, there have been whisperings about a revamp going on at Vogue. After less than stellar ad sales (the bread and butter of any magazine) for the years biggest issue, it’s evident that not all is well at the Conde Nast crown jewel. According to the revamp rumor, Vogue will be focusing on new models, new photographers, and unpredictability. From what I’ve been seeing, everyone seems to agree that it’s a start. Fashionista asked its readers what they would do if they could change the magazine.

So, I asked myself: How would I change Vogue? [Read more…]

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