Skirting the Issue
Artist Sarah Sophie Flicker knows Fashion Week can be a bit overwhelming, but she's got a smart strategy: use Maybelline mascara and wear Erin Fetherston, because damn if everyone's just not loving the ethereal blonde's ethereal work right about now.
• Thom Browne's maybe-twink is cuter than all of our boyfriends put together. [Daily Intel] • The early word from Baby Phat: shitshow. Stay tuned for Fuggish impressions. [Jezebel] • Candace Bushnell's Fashion Week has been rough. Maybe that's why she looks so wounded. [Fashion Dish/NYDN] • To celebrate the end of the taxi strike, Robin Givhan hits Saks' Shoe Megaloporium for some proper heels. Alas, if only Chloé boots were made for women with regular calves. [Off the Runway/WP] • We're just going to throw some phrases around out there: Pete Wentz. Clothing line. Macy's. God is dead. [StyleHive] • Memo to YSL: What the hell are you guys doing with your new marketing campaign? It's a really busy week; we don't have time to wrap our heads around whatever you're up to. [Fashion Inc.]
Aja Mangum, New York's tireless beauty editor, has hit the shows yet again, this time scoping out the hotness backstage at Alexander Wang. According to makeup artist Dick Page, the styling was inspired by "street girls au naturel." No, he didn't mean hooker-chic (damn!), but more the look of a glam gal out on the town. Think textured hair, some "murk in the eye," a bit of bronzer —; and voilà! The show was also styled by former model Erin Wasson, who summed up Dick's work in one word: "amazing." See it to believe it, people.