Monthly Archives: February 2010

Rachel Antonoff Mystery at Lafayette House

The fall 2010 Rachel Antonoff presentation was definitely a stand out during our fashion week. As soon as I stepped foot into room 3 of the Lafayette House, I felt like Nancy Drew trying to figure out which model was the suspect in the murder of the ballerina sprawled along the floor. As I walked […]


L’Wren Scott is a brilliant designer. She dresses everyone from Nicole Kidman to Angelina Jolie. She is also incredibly tall…or am I just incredibly short…or is that boot just incredibly high? Snapped at L’Wren’s recent blockbuster Madison Avenue Fall 2010 trunk show. – Simon Doonan

Hello from London

I was running late to the House of Holland show and in the midst of the craze was squeezed into my seat. The friendly lady next to me introduced herself… Henry Holland’s mother. She spent the last 3 days before the show sewing buttons on the samples. But only buttons… Henry only let her touch […]

Tom Scott

As most of my colleagues can attest, during fashion week, certain things simply fall to the wayside. Gym? Forget it. Dinner with friends? See you in late March. Pedicure? If there is a salon open until 11pm, I might be able to fit one in. So imagine receiving my invite to Tom Scott’s presentation: his […]

Horsing around

Those creative characters from Hoorsenbuhs always make me smile. Not only are their classic “tri-link” designs just the cutest, oops I mean coolest, but so are the designers! – Christine Morris, Buyer, Fine Jewelry


and I am blowing a gasket because… Thom Browne has diversified his men’s collection for Spring 2010 to include more sportswear-like pieces with easier, softer constructions. This affordable range of Thom Browne ready-to-wear is coming to the Barneys New York CO-OP stores nationwide ON FEB 22nd. We are talking….Chelsea, Miami, Chicago Lincoln Park, Broadway, Costa […]

OMG Tweens!

I am slightly freaked out by all the new teen/tween munchkin bloggers at Fashion Week. They have more than a little ‘Eve Harrington‘ about them. I am convinced they all want my job. Since, we are about the same height, my strategy for next Fashion Week is to show up with a big lace doily […]

Even men wanna wear VPL & A story behind a print

Here’s Terence Bogan- VP/DMM, Women’s CO-OP. That’s not what he was wearing when he started his day. He’s layered on a VPL F10 sweater that he fell in love with at our appointment! Looks good even on a man don’t you think? I was at our VPL appointment and asked Victoria what this cool print […]

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 Runway

Last night, when Marc Jacobs came out at the beginning of his show and tore down the brown paper shell to reveal all of the models wearing his fall 2010 collection, it was like he was proudly un-wrapping a gift. It was a stunning, beautiful present – a Valentine’s Day love letter sent a day […]

Remembering McQueen

Yesterday’s passing of Alexander McQueen (Lee to his friends) felt in many ways like the fashion he showed us, surreal. I woke up this morning and felt how could he not be here anymore? He passed away at 40 years old but he seemed much younger. Lee had this amazing spirit of young person – […]