Fashion’s Night Out 2011

“Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour created the ultimate shopping extravaganza, Fashion’s Night Out, in 2009 and the festivities are still going strong. This year’s schedule is super packed and we have the latest for you with party announcements from Target, Intermix, and Rebecca Taylor. As expected, it’s going to be a hoopla of fun, fashion, and shopping come Sept. 8. Check out our UPDATED list for a list of the most happening parties, and don’t forget to check back at FashionsNightOut.com for updates and the full listing of events in your city!”

 

 

Big is Beautiful?

“As the use of plus-size models on magazine covers and runways becomes more popular, it is refreshing to see the fashion industry embrace a variety of shapes and sizes.
But in trying to strike a balance, are some designers going too far?

Australian department store Myer hosted a Big is Beautiful show during Sydney’s Fashion Festival yesterday, hiring plus-size girls to model outfits by various labels.
The show has sparked an online debate as The Australian journalist Damian Woolbough branded the choice of models ‘irresponsible.’

Damian wrote: ‘There is a place for women of all sizes in the fashion media, as seen by the positive response to a plus-size shoot with Lawley in this month’s Vogue Australia, but obese models send just as irresponsible a message about the need for healthy eating and exercise as models with protruding clavicles and ribcages.’

But the post received a series of comments from readers defending Myer’s move.

And Tam Fry from the National Obesity Forum warned the dangers of seeing skinny models on the runway far outweigh the message that plus-sized girls send.”

Beyonce has a new fragrance

After releasing her top-selling debut fragrance, Heat, and its olfactory follow-up, Heat Rush, Beyoncé will drop her third fragrance, Pulse.

The pop singer’s newest scent comes in a bottle that was designed to look like it’s upside down, inspired by her elaborate stage costumes. It sounds like something her performance alter-ego, Sasha Fierce, would reach for:

“Pulse represents the woman I am on stage,” Beyoncé told ELLE magazine. “When I think about excitement, it makes me think about my heart racing and a pulsating beat­ — it’s my stage persona. Heat represents my sensual side; it’s very spicy and Southern. Heat Rush is more about the woman I am on my off time, when I’m on vacation.”