August 20 2014

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Color Me Fresh


While it doesn’t quite feel like spring yet here in New York, the scene at last night’s Joe Fresh flagship anniversary bash sure looked the part. Celebrating one year at its Fifth Avenue post, the Canadian retailer synonymous with affordable fashion-forwardness brought guests a burst of summer fun via its new acid-pastel collection. But perhaps more colorful than the clothes—which boasted a palette of pink, green, yellow, and the label’s signature orange—was the kaleidoscope of twenty Manhattan personalities chosen to catwalk up and down an escalator runway (yes, à la Louis Vuitton). The ensemble cast included nightlife notables Steven Rojas and Dani Stahl, and Paper magazine’s Mickey Boardman, who strutted his stuff in head-to-toe electric rose. Styled by Zanna Roberts Rassi, the romp was set to the beats of Brendan Fallis and Hannah Bronfman.

Despite the vibrant nature of the fete, creative director Joe Mimran warns not to get too comfortable with the Spring color craze. “For the Fall collection, we did all black. The theme was ‘Paris is black, black is Paris.’ ” Pushing black on black to a bunch of New Yorkers? We think Mimran might be onto something.

Photo: Neil Rasmus /

Day-Glo Goes Nighttime


The Museum of Arts and Design held its annual benefit last night, and the theme this year was fluorescents. Neon art—donated by the likes of Rogan Gregory, Jen Kao, and jeweler Bliss Lau—hung on the walls and stood in the galleries, although it wasn’t all as inviting as it was bright. “One of my favorite things is the noose upstairs, ” Mad Men and Community star Alison Brie, one of the evening’s co-chairs, said. She was referring to a fluorescent-bulb hangman’s rope that dangled over the DJ booth where the evening’s entertainers, Chelsea Leyland, Sophomore’s Chrissie Miller, and Leo Fitzpatrick, played their sets (left). “I decided it might be a little too morbid for my house,” the Lela Rose-clad actress continued. “It might send the wrong message.”

The dress code was as flashy as the art—for most, at least. “I am in my basic New York black wardrobe,” co-chair Tyson Beckford admitted. “I just got off a plane from Miami and you know how that is down there—I wish I wore my neon pink Chuck Taylors.” His fellow chair, Waris Ahluwalia, was similarly restrained, though he agreed to wear the glowstick-glasses that were being handed out at the door. “I’ll take one picture in them and then these are coming off,” he said. No matter. In their vivid ensembles, Christian Cota, Becka Diamond, and Dani Stahl more than made up for any lack of highlighter hues.

Photo: Diana Eliazov/

It’s A Stylist-Eat-Stylist World


The world of fashion styling is plenty competitive, but thanks to Theory, that competition is now pretty literal: The label pitted three top stylists (Annabel Tollman and Nylon‘s J Errico and Dani Stahl) against one another in a to-the-finish style-off. Each styled three looks (a shorts look, a jersey look, and a men’s look) using Theory items, all of which are now on view at Theory’s Facebook page; vote for your favorite from now until July 9, and the one with the most votes will get a donation made in his or her name to the charity of his choice. (Tollman is playing for Oxfam America, Errico for the Hetrick-Martin Institute, and Stahl for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.) As an added incentive, cast your vote and you’ll be eligible to win one of three $750 gift cards. Go forth and vote, and may the best stylist win.
Above: Shorts looks (left to right) styled by J Errico, Annabel Tollman, and Dani Stahl.

Photos: Courtesy of Theory

Love At First Sight: Blasblog Edition


What: Nylon‘s Nikes

Why: Although I’m spared from vertiginous-heel-related pain during fashion month, I know many an editor and girl-about-town who yearns for a flatter option, even if just for between-show activities. So when I saw Nylon‘s Dani Stahl working her magazine’s kicks (Nylon paired with Nike to make some super-bright low-tops), I knew I’d found a potential arch saver. “The ultimate sneaker fanatic is my boss, Marvin Scott Jarrett, who has scoured the globe for the best trainers,” Stahl told me. “But the Nylon girl loves her kicks. So we’re happy to give them to her.”

When: Officially this June, but we spotted the fluorescent sneakers during New York fashion week, so keep your eyes peeled for London, Milan, and Paris sightings.




Photo: Kelly Bruce / Nylon Magazine


blasblog: thanks to halloween, the weekend started on monday, and it’s still going


I’m not sure if it’s a recession-induced need to par-tay (and drink the remaining dollars away), or perhaps it’s just this fair city’s longstanding desire to dress up (I do love me some eyeliner), but on Wednesday night I went to my third—yes, third—Halloween party. And, mind you, that was still two days before the 31st. (The first was Allison Sarofim’s Japanimation fest, and then on Monday night Nylon‘s Dani Stahl hosted a party at the house of Joan Israel—who wore a The Devil Wears Prada costume—with a Monster Mash playlist.) Last night was Jeremy Scott’s party at Cain on 27th Street, co-hosted by Leigh Lezark and Greg K. from the MisShapes and drawing the likes of Mark Ronson and Cory Kennedy. Scott dressed as “a sexy centurion” and was excited because this is the one time a year he can wear animal prints and fringe skirts—”and not risk getting my ass kicked.” A far more subtle costume was Lezark’s, a multipiece puff dress and matching coat fresh from Scott’s Spring runway in Paris, which she described as a puffy, seventeenth-century Renaissance porcelain doll. More interesting to me, however, was her playlist. There was “Thriller” by Michael Jackson—which I discovered consistently makes it to iTunes’ most-downloaded lists at the end of October—and some new Madonna paired with, amazingly, the theme to Beverly Hills 90210.

Photo: Derek Blasberg