Stirrups are, um…back?

Sorry to stir-up some bad mojo but I had to comment on one particular press release I got recently. Apparently a company has come out with removable stirrups. As much as I loved being a little kid in the 80’s, and I loved my stirrup pants – I can not condone this hideous product. Although this blog serves as free advertising for them, I don’t really mind if you go and buy them – I just had to make a point that not everyone agrees with Perez Hilton, that this creation is a positive development of any kind. This product is an obvious attempt by a somewhat skilled marketing team to market really tiny suspenders and nothing more. Blurry photo, crappy packaging, really? I’m pretty sure I’ve seen better products and presentation at the bottom of the Goodwill bins.

The things come in one horrible mixture of colors and I’m sorry – but any positive reviews for this garbage would have to be the result of selling out.

They may be functional as stated, to keep your jeans down while putting on boots, but that is not enough for any fashion conscious person. Black maybe? Have they heard of black? I still think the company somehow ended up with a huge shipment of the worlds ugliest suspenders and decided to make lemons into citric acid – then sprayed it in our eyes. Shame because there are lots of stirrup pants out there at the moment that don’t embarrass the entire 80s.

If you absolutely need a laugh, check them out –, Like I said, I don’t care if people buy them – just know that I don’t approve.


NEW YORK, N.Y–25Park, one of the favorite sites for the fashion elite just released the Fall 2009 trends magazine. The high-end online boutique is featuring three of the most anticipated trends to look out for this season including: Glam Rock, Retro Charm and Cutouts.

Glam Rock—studs, sequins and lots of leather—is gaining significant recognition as the top style of the upcoming season by Instyle, Glamour, Vogue and other renowned fashion forward publications. Sienna Miller and Kate Moss are taking center stage in the coveted tough 80’s inspired fashion. With leather jackets from designer label Mike and Chris and sequin dresses from Gryphon, this upcoming fall will pay homage to the glory days of rock.

Chic pieces from top designers like Megan Park and Ranjana Khan are bringing Hollywood’s Golden Age straight to fashion elites’ closets this fall, with Retro Charm. The red carpet has been the home of this timeless look for years, and celebrities like Megan Fox and Dita Von Teese are sporting this iconic trend with an edgy modern twist.

This fall the grungy Cutout look has made a smooth transition from the runway to the streets. Geometrically intriguing pieces from Elizabeth & James and distressed jeans from Siwy will provide every fashion connoisseur the essential pieces for any occasion. Rachel Bilson, Victoria Beckham and Miley Cyrus are among several of Tinsel Town’s finest who love the brands.

The Magazine features all of the latest trends for the upcoming Fall season including looks from World Traveler, Flirty Florals and Tie Die. 25Park also carries the perfect accessories like beaded rings, leather wrap bracelets and zebra print scarves.

Visit to view the Fall 2009 Trend Magazine
Jerome Benanti

Cole Haan Party in New York

Cole Haan’s Madison Avenue store will celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with international tennis champion Maria Sharapova, who intends to make an appearance to represent her chic new line of accessories for the brand. Arthur Ashe Stadium will come to life as Cole Haan hosts its very own US Open viewing party. Cole Haan welcomes all to stop by for some tennis themed fun and tasty treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar.

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Boston Fashion week!!

After months of preparation, The 2009 Emerging Trends Event returns to the runway this fall for Boston Fashion Week. This upscale fashion forward event will be showcasing collections from up-and-coming designers from all around the globe on Friday, October 2, 2009 at the exclusive Castle At Park Plaza Hotel located at the heart of Boston.

With the successful launch of the Emerging Trends Event in 2008, The SYNERGY Events is committed in making the fashion industry flourish in Boston through creative and unique events. Not only is The SYNERGY Events building a community centered around fashion, but provides talented new designers with great opportunities and exposure.

Please join us this fall for an event unlike any other, helping to support Boston Fashion Week. An exclusive evening full of glamor and fashion, the 2009 Emerging Trends is unquestionably the event to attend this fall.

This year’s line up:
* Keith Lissner (Bravo TV – The Fashion Show contestant)
* Nadia Ivanova (London)
* DainHMaschile (New York)
* Heather Luca (MN)
* Andy Jacques (Boston)
* Caitlin Allen (New York)
* James Martinez (TX)
* Emily Hancock (Boston)
* Angela Chen (New York)
* Christel Akouri (Boston)
* J’aime Lizotte (New York)
* Crystal Noe (Boston)
* Skylier A. Blanchard (California)

Hair: Indra Salon (voted Best of Boston 2009)
Makeup: Krystal Bilheimer & Lily Artist Management

Dress code: Industry Chic. Cash Bar Only!
Guests must be 21+. Doors at 8 PM Sharp.

****Hosted by MISS MASS 2009 – Alison Cronin****

Other attractions at the event include live music, cocktail reception and a trunk show for those who love to shop designer lines!

Live Performances by Sophia Moon & Marcie – two talented singers and song writers.


General Admission: $40
– Access to the Event (standing).

VIP: $90
– Exclusive viewing of the show in the VIP area (seated)
– Networking opportunity with the designers, models and the invited media
– Complementary non alcoholic beverage

Ultra VIP: $140
– Exclusive front row seats to the show in the VIP area (seated)
– Networking opportunity with the designers, models and the invited media
– Complementary non alcoholic beverage
– Premium gift bags worth over $50

A portion of the ULTRA VIP Tickets will benefit the American Heart Association.

The Castle at Park Plaza is located at:
130 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116