This year’s fashion week got me to thinking. When I was a child, I would read all the magazines that came to our house, “Vogue,”
“Town & Country,” “Bazaar,” “Elle,” and “W.” I loved the photo layouts and fashion show pictures. It was art to me. Watching my grandmother transform from her regular clothes into beautiful gowns for the formal functions they would attend, the runway shows, both couture and regular, was like watching movable, wearable art pieces.
All this is to say that I am a little bored. Don’t get me wrong, I know everything begins and ends with a dollar sign and that is just a function of any industry, but the runway shows just aren’t fun anymore. We might as well wait for the collections to hit the stores because at least there will be a display of some sort and you won’t have to fight the pretentious people who “know” they are better then anyone else there.
Fashion week wasn’t a total bust though. There were some delightful people, great gifts and shows like the Heatherette show. That show embraces what a runway show should be – fun, creative, wearable, moving art.
So March is here! With it comes the hopes of a little relief from the cold towards the end of the month for us here in the north. Spring collections are showing up at our favorite shops and shoes, shoes, shoes!
March also brings the Oscars, the biggest of the award shows. This month we examine America’s obsession with Hollywood. What is it all about? Are celebs replacing models as our fashion previews? We also revisit Joanna Mastroianni (who has dressed a few celebs herself). If you recall, we interviewed her in October after the spring collections were shown in New York. We are catching up with her to see what she has in store for the coming seasons, and we have a gallery from her show and some backstage shots as well. This month we interview Jay McCarroll, the winner from last season’s “Project Runway.” We also do a photo/audio interview with Zulema Griffin, the sassy designer who was played up to be a bitch in the second season of “Project Runway,” but in actuality is one of the most down to earth people you’d ever want to meet. There’s so much more in our March issue, so stay awhile for all our features updated throughout the month. Enjoy and stay stylish!