Nicki Minaj Backstage at Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week |

NEW YORK – Backstage at the Betsey Johnson Spring/Summer 2012 collection for New York Fashion Week, things are hectic, but fun. Colorful balloons hang in the air to go with the fun and fancy free Betsey Johnson vibe. Models sport flashy hot pink lips and liquid liner. Stephanie Waganmen, Johnson’s assistant and a model in the show, poses for the cameras sporting a blond wig with retro curls, silver lightning bolt earrings and a white hoodie. Other girls sport fake lashes and metallic silver bejeweled nails. Nicki Minaj heads backstage to meet with Johnson and the models before the show and the two share a warm hug. Minaj sports a blue and blonde wig and a plastic dress. Later, Johnson poses with daughter Lulu and blows kisses to the crowd.

Appearances: Stephanie Waganmen, Nicki Minaj, Betsey Johnson, Lulu Johnson

Giorgio Armani ft Coco Rocha – Winter 2012 Fashion Show, Milan Fashion

MILAN – Canadian model Coco Rocha opens the Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 collection at Milan Fashion Week with another model following closely behind. Rocha wore a blush color coat, in a shade that reflected the Boudoir essence that Armani wanted to convey in this collection, with a slinky and sleek feel to everything from the satin dresses to the sweeping trousers. There were backgrounds of black and silver, which played up the embroidery and the delicates. Other items that were part of the package: those elegant trousers, mink coats, and velvet tops.

Appearances: Coco Rocha, Yulia Kharlapanova, Katie Fogarty, Sigrid Agren, Siri Tollerod, Kristy Kaurova, Magdalena Frackowiak, Kori Richardson

adidas Originals + Kendrick Lamar :: adidas Originals Boots Collection

adidas Originals met up with Kendrick Lamar in New York to launch the new boots collection. Kendrick talks to us about his inspiration and what originality means to him.

Be sure to check out the adidas Originals Boots Collection – The Fort and The Elmwood: http://on.fb.me/adidasBootsFW11

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THE BKC, CREEP GOOSE DOWN PEACOAT . . .

Brooklyn Circus drops this adventurous goose down Peacoat by Creep for this winter season. This bold, predominantly yellow in color, offering also features some houndstooth fabric to tone down the vivid color. The Creep peacoat is now available via the BKc site.

Via Highsnobiety

 

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Vans Vault Chukka Bardenas LX Suede Pack

Available in both gray with turquoise laces and black with tan laces, the Chukka Bardenas LX’s are classy while still maintaining a sense of the Van’s surf culture. The surf culture is more evident in the rough cut upper labeled up by the Van’s logo tab.

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Staple x Timberland x Kinetics 7 Eye Chukka Boot

In an interesting collaboration Staple got together with Timberland to design an exclusive 7 Eye Chukka Boot for Japanese retailer Kinetics. The shoe features an interesting grey suede upper design. Furthermore the ankle padding matches the white outer-sole and with the lining they got a little more playful.

Cesare Paciotti Shoe Presentation – Milan Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2012

MILAN – Fashionistas and fashionistos alike are on hand to see the Cesare Paciotti presentation for his Spring/Summer 2012 collection of luxurious men’s shoes which include luxe fabrics, sparkly soles, and other unique patterns. “I would start with these British style shoes,” Cesare Paciotti says as he takes FashionTV on a tour of the exhibit, “They are classic, traditional shoes made though with alternative materials that give them an ethnic touch.” The shoes are personalized with studs, hyper colors, and a rock nuance. He also mixes different cultures as well as sophisticted and casual.. For example, he shows us a Texan men’s boot with embellished Swarovski crystals.

Versace: First Look – Milan Fashion Week Spring 2012

MILAN – Gold studs and grommets on white tops, bandeaus, and skirts make for a resort-inspired Italian and Mediterranean collection from Donatella Versace for the Versace Spring/Summer 2012 collection. It was the idea of scuba in a very neoprene and sophisticated sort of way. “Leave it to Donatella to take a different approach–a sexy approach,” quipped Ken Downing from Neiman Marcus. Models had straight hair that cascaded down their shoulders. Arizona Muse had hair extensions! According to Downing, Donatella loved the idea of the transparent heel as if one is walking on water! Sea shells and corals wear also emblazoned and printed on dresses and shorts.

Appearances: Lindsey Wixson, Ken Downing, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Jasmine Tookes, Daphne Groeneveld, Franca Sozzani, Kasia Struss, Ruby Aldridge, Karmen Pedaru, Arizona Muse, Melissa Tammerijn, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Mirte Maas, Ginta Lapina, Sigrid Agren, Donatella Versace