Fashion Week: Ruffian's Disco Queen, Cindy Sherman Inspires Timo Weiland

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Araceli Cruz
Ruffian
We often wonder if Jerry Seinfeld's infamous puffy/pirate shirt could ever be a genuinely hip fashion statement. Alright, we never truly gave the silly shirt a second thought, but Ruffian's Fall/Winter 2014 collection definitely gave the elaborate white buttoned-down blouse, and the Elizabethan ruff, a disco comeback.

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Fashion Week: Tome Explores the Basics and 5:31 JEROME Delivers a Hot Tomboy

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Araceli Cruz
5:31 Jerome
Fashion Week: It makes me ugh, and emit giddiness in the same breathe. Why such mutual disdain and joy, you ask? The circus, before, and after, a fashion show, thanks to fashion-goers (myself included), is pure hell; but when a new collection is presented as beautiful art, I am in heaven. Fashion Week makes me bipolar, and I've accepted this realization completely. Both the Tome and 5:31 JÉRÔME Fall 2014 collections, seen last week, made my head spin...in the greatest way possible.

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50 Years Ago, The Beatles and Their Haircuts Landed at JFK

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The Beatles pre-America, back in '64.
The Beatles are back in New York City! Fifty years ago tomorrow (February 7), four lads from Liverpool, with shaggy brown hair and megawatt charm, arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport, where a swarm of crazed girls greeted them in mass hysteria. "Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles!," which opens today and runs through May 10 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's arrival in the U.S. and delivers an entertaining history of Beatlemania and the influence the band had on music, fashion, art, literature, film, and politics.


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Street Artist RAE Debuts Show in Vacant East Village Bodega

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Araceli Cruz
On Saturday night, Brooklyn street artist RAE presents "Word of Mouth," his first solo show in New York City. Unfortunately, he won't be attending opening night, because when you use the city as your canvas, you never know if the police might be looking for you.More »

8 Reasons Why Fashion Week Didn't Suck

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Angela Ashman
We miss these dudes already
Another Fashion Week has come and gone. Naturally, we used all of Sunday to nap and recover from 12 hectic days of runway shows, celebrity sightings, and chain-smoking free e-cigarettes. While in deep coma, we drifted back to all of the thrilling, weird moments that Fashion Week coughed up, without which the entire event would simply be a train of super-thin models wearing overpriced clothes.More »

Fashion Week: Paola Hernandez Heats Things Up; Candela Gets Shipwrecked

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Araceli Cruz
Can someone turn on the AC?

New York-based Mexican designer Paola Hernandez doesn't usually present her clothes in a standard runway setting, and her show on Wednesday night was no exception. Her "Singularity" Spring 2014 presentation was held at Churner and Churner, a tiny gallery in Chelsea. This was also one of the first collections in which Hernandez used bright bold colors.

We're not sure if we were sweating profusely because we're not accustomed to such remarkable use of color at a Hernandez show, or whether it was seeing all those custom-made navy blue heels with red laces. Then again, our heart palpitations could be blamed on the male models. Or, OK, the minimal air conditioning.More »

Fashion Week: The Most Fabulous Person at Erin Fetherston; Ivana Helsinki Goes Americana

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Designer Erin Fetherston & friend
New York Fashion Week officially began today, but we've been diligently covering it for the past two days. Erin Fetherston kicked things off right after Labor Day with her Spring/Summer 2014 intimate presentation in Tribeca. For about eight years, the American designer has exhibited feminine wear under her eponymous label, and this season was no different. Each lace-and-satin gown looked like icing on a (gluten-free) cupcake. They were very pretty floral dresses—if you don't mind looking like an adult going to the prom. After the bubblegum fest, we gravitated toward the open bar, naturally, where someone caught our eye.More »

Highlights From El Museo del Barrio's Very Cool Biennial Exhibition

Categories: Araceli Cruz, Art
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Doll House by Julia San Martin
It's been turbulent times at El Museo del Barrio, where they recently cut back on hours and staff and are facing charges of gender discrimination brought by former director Margarita Aguilar. But with their major biennial opening today, all that is put aside to make room for what matters most: the work. La Bienal 2013, titled "Here Is Where We Jump," brings together 37 emerging Latino and Latin American artists who live and work in the New York City area.More »

Christian Siriano Debuts First Resort Collection in His Manhattan Apartment!

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Last week, fashion designer and fourth season Project Runway winner Christian Siriano debuted his first resort collection, but the best aspect far surpassed the beautiful posh dresses. Siriano hosted the ultra feminine line entirely in his amazing Fashion District apartment! And if you were lucky enough to step foot into his place, you'd understand why we're using so many exclamation points.

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PHOTOS: The Met's "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" Attempts to be Legit

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is slightly loosening up its tie with their latest Costume Institute exhibition "PUNK: Chaos to Couture," which opens Thursday and is on view through August 14.

"Punk began as an impulse, as a feeling," curator Andrew Bolton said during a press preview this morning. And it was Television's Richard Hell that first had the spontaneous impulse, in the mid-'70s, to shred his T-shirt, holding it together with safety pins, spike his hair, ultimately influencing the Sex Pistols, and introducing punk wear to the world.

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