Strap on your patent-leather platform boots, find your shlumpy ambient boyfriend a play date, and call up your driver and your psychopharmacologist, sister girlfriends: it’s officially Fashion Week! Up at bat today: buttoned-up threads from Perry Ellis, Duckie Brown, and Nicole Miller, not to mention girl-wonder Erin Fetherston, who is younger and blonder than we are and already has a line for Target, several spreads in Vogue and her own Rose Bar after-party with friends such as model Karen Elson and actress Zooey Deschanel. And far from the tents, where people prefer cuddling with animals to electrocuting them and wearing them to winter galas, the folks at the ASPCA, whose ranks we someday hope to join (how much does walking stray pit bulls for a living pay, again?), host a Valentine “FUR-tography” event that will enable stylish pet owners to have Fido’s portrait snapped by a professional photographer. Say cheese!
[Fashion Week schedule, http://mbfashionweek.com/newyork/; ASPCA event, 424 East 92nd Street, fifth floor, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 212-876-7700, ext. 4586]