“It’s been a long time. We shouldn’t have left you. Without a dope beat to step to. Step to, step to, step to, step to……” Try Again. Aaliyah f/ Timbaland
It has been a long time but Hotel Fashionland is officially back and just in time for FASHION WEEK. Expect the unexpected kiddies because HFL has a new staff and a new direction and we have such sights to show you. So sit back and enjoy as we go on that strange journey that is Fashion, Culture, Style and above all entertainment. - HFL Editor
Day 1: Fashion’s Night Out!
If you were in New York City last night, then you know all about the madness that is Fashion’s Night Out—a city-wide celebration of shopping and fashion. If you didn’t stop by the Calvin Klein Collection store on Madison Ave, then you may have missed the biggest event of the night. The creative directors of the collection Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchielli hosted fans and guests, along with NBA and fashion star Dwayne Wade. The shooting guard for the Miami Heat was on hand to sign copies of his memoir A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball. Wade was also joined by Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief, Anna Wintour, who signed copies of the magazine’s massive September issue, and Vogue cover star and gold medalist Ryan Lochte even got in on the action. We have the feeling NYC Fashion Week this year is going to be very different…..stay tuned.
To anyone who has been following Basketball over the years knows that there are some players (mostly the younger ones) who have taken a real interest in fashion. For example, this was the first fashion show for Russell Westbrook, a guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and he sure looked the part, in his red suede sneakers and wire-rimmed eyeglasses at the Richard Chai Love show.
The NBA all stars were out in full force this past fashion week leaving us with the question of who did it best? NY Knicks’ Amare Stoudemire at Richard Chai — Love 9/8/11 Kobe Bryant, Valentino, Vanessa Bryant at THE COUTURE COUNCIL of the MUSEUM at FIT 7th Annual Award Benefit Luncheon Honoring VALENTINO. 9/8/11 […]