Fash Flood

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GLOBAL FASH Bookies worldwide (yes, bookies) are finalizing bets on who will succeed John Galliano, the recently ousted head of French fashion house Christian Dior. If the rumors are true, Riccardo Tisci, head of Givenchy, seems to be the best bet overall to replace Galliano. British style icon Alexa Chung is set to release a second collection in collaboration with retailer Madewell. Chung’s first collection with Madewell sold out quickly, so shoppers should stand at attention for the collaboration’s fall 2011 release. NATIONAL FASH For the newly engaged (and newly-knighted bridesmaids): Got the bridal boutique blues? No worries, as the newest trend in retail is branching into bridal territory. The newest member of the Anthropologie-Urban Outfitters family is an online bridal boutique called BHLDN (bhldn.com). Madison, Wisc.-based online retailer Shopbop (shopbop.com) also added a bridal boutique to their online store. In related news, bridesmaids just participated in a collective sigh of relief, as the thought of re-wearable bridesmaid dresses seems to be coming closer to reality and farther from theory. LOCAL FASH Old Market boutique Coriander (1028 Howard St., located in the Passageway) is sponsoring an opening for Brandy Brandt's spring dress line, blithe on Friday, March 25. The event starts at 7 p.m., and includes a drawing to win a dress made for you by the designer with purchase of a $1 ticket to participate. On Sunday, April 3 a fashion show fundraiser, Fashion at the Max! will take place at The Max, a dance club located in downtown Omaha (1417 Jackson St.). The event kicks off at 9 p.m., and is best described as a mix of fashion, drag and live performances. Attendees can expect a $5 donation at the door with proceeds going to Camp Kindle, a summer camp with a goal to improve the quality of life for young people infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS. Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik is a stylist, costumier, wife and freelance writer based in Omaha, Nebraska. Her style blog can be found at fashflood.com.

posted at 08:50 am
on Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Fash Flood

New Reader style column from debuts

GLOBAL FASH Spring and fall, spring and fall. As it hardly seems possible that the majority of fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear fashion has passed with Paris Fashion Week closing this week, a few notable fashion events remain. Los Angeles’ ever-improving Fashion Week is set to begin March 15 and fashion’s wild card, Tokyo Fashion Week, is opening March 18. As Milan’s Fashion Week came to a close, John Galliano, head of French fashion house Dior was suspended from his position pending investigation of an incident that occurred on February 25. Indeed, the fashion world was besieged by allegations against Galliano including anti-Semitic remarks and assault. NATIONAL FASH Buy your plane tickets now. This year’s must-see fashion exhibit, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty opens at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art May 4 and runs through July 31. This exhibit sets out to celebrate the late designer’s iconic contributions to fashion with over one hundred examples of his work on display. Visit metmuseum.org for additional information. LOCAL FASH Omaha Fashion Week spring 2011 events kick off the evening of Friday, March 18 at Nomad Lounge with a Fashion Week VIP Fashionista, Hair, Make Up & DJ Party starting at 9 p.m. (GA tickets are $5 at the door). The Omaha Fashion Week VIP Spring Preview Runway Show follows on Saturday, March 19 with doors opening at 6 p.m. (GA tickets are $25 with additional packages available). From more than 50 applicants, 15 designers — including local favorites such as Emma Erickson, Jane Round and Kate Walz — were selected to participate in this exclusive Omaha Fashion Week event. Visit OmahaFashionWeek.com for additional information. In honor of redheads everywhere, local hairdresser Rebecca Forsyth of Bangs Salon in Omaha, 3404 S. 144th St. is running a very special deal through St. Patrick’s Day. Clients will receive 25 percent off all red-hued color services booked with Forsyth, so those who dare should book an appointment before it’s too late at 934.5244. Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik is a stylist, costumier, wife and freelance writer based in Omaha, Neb. Her style blog can be found at fashflood.com.

posted at 03:25 pm
on Thursday, March 03rd, 2011

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