<Heidi Klum voice> Nina Garcia, creative director for Marie Claire magazine and Project Runway judge </Heidi Klum voice> is going to put all of you Google Glass wearers to shame at New York Fashion Week by donning the device for the entire event. The whole scheme frankly sounds like it’s part of a role playing game dubbed “Be Nina” where she will beam sights and sounds from next month’s NYFW to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Vine.
The women’s magazine shuffle continues. Alex Gonzalez has been named the new artistic director at Marie Claire and Nina Garcia, currently Marie Claire’s fashion director, has been promoted to creative director at the magazine.
“Alex and Nina are both inspired visual storytellers, and I am excited about what they will each bring to this new phase in Marie Claire’s Read More
off the record
Joe Zee and his violin were featured in “Posessed,” the Times Sunday Styles feature that gives free, tightly controlled publicity to bold face names with projects to promote (see Rose McGowan, Conan the Barbarian), and Stephen Adly Guirgis, The Motherfucker With The Hat) under the pretense of writing about their favorite objets.
Joe Zee, whose Sundance reality show “All on the Line” starts up again in November, would like to tell us about his violin because it’s a symbol of how he’s good at… everything.
“I was good at everything,” said Mr. Zee. “I was like Tracy Flick, sitting in the front row and raising my hand for everything. English, math — anything with a textbook. I was good at consuming knowledge. And I was great at home ec!”
Fashion Week 2011
In fashion, you’re either in or you’re out.
Publishing is a bit more nuanced.
As a result, Hearst’s takeover of Hachette Filipacchi Media is going to lead to some awkward elevator run-ins. Take, for instance, the expected reunion between Marie Claire fashion director Nina Garcia and her former colleagues at Elle. She was fired by Read More
Rodarte, created by the Mulleavy sisters Laura and Kate, is one of the most exclusive shows during fashion week. The company is a tightly run ship and they strictly ration the invitations. Even the location of the event is cloaked in secrecy and the address is only sent out to editors and photographers at the Read More
The country observed a moment of silence, as did city records, but the blogosphere never stops chattering.
–Recording exec Edgar Bronfman Jr. buys a $23 million pad. Or does he? The item was in The New York Post this morning but is no longer up on the Web site.
–Martha Stewart‘s Read More
College, Lower Education
The city has 8,000
Bloomberg defends his staff’s right to mock
Natasha VC in WWD. [WWD]
Possible Ken Starr victim puts $30 million home on the market. [WSJ]
Slate does some debunking. [Slate]
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Each May, the city’s colleges compete to attract the brightest celebrity wattage to their commencement ceremonies. How did they fare this year? You be the judge.
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On May 25, 1,400 students will graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology and get advice about the real world of fashion from their commencement speaker Nina Garcia, fashion director of Marie Claire and Project Runway judge.
Last year’s speaker was Annie Leibovitz, who has been having some financial difficulties this year. “You are starting Read More
So, great news! After a year of what has seemed like needlessly complicated lawsuits and negotiations, Project Runway has finally untangled itself enough to get an airdate on Lifetime this summer for its already-completed sixth season. We don’t really care so much about the details of the whos and whys and hows this Read More