Of Note- Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez is a Cuban-American designer who has seen his share of ups and downs in the industry. When he first announced to his parents that he wanted to become a designer, they were less than thrilled. He applied to Parsons anyway. From there he went on to design for a handful of designers like…… Continue reading Of Note- Narciso Rodriguez

Of Note…Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia was born on May 3rd, 1965 in Barranquilla, Colombia. Garcia is best known as a judge on the hit show Project Runway, but her career in fashion started over 20 years ago. She came to the United States a a child to attend boarding school. From there she attended Boston University, Ecole Superieure…… Continue reading Of Note…Nina Garcia

Of Note… Alexander Wang

  Alexander Wang is one of America’s hottest designators. At the age of 27, he has already mastered the art of designing cool garments with a sleek, sophisticated design edge that models, hipsters, fashion mavens, and the chic adore around the world. The downtown NYC  look is a staple of his main line Alexander Wang…… Continue reading Of Note… Alexander Wang

Of Note…Shala Monroque

I remember the very first time I saw a picture of Shala Monroque. I didn’t know much about her except that she was black, fierce, wearing cute kitten heels, and was featured on Tommy Ton’s siteJak and Jil which meant that she was somebody. As a matter of fact, the caption under her photo read…… Continue reading Of Note…Shala Monroque

Of Note… Patrick Robinson

By now I’m sure you’ve heard the news that Patrick Robinson is out at The Gap. Most people were shocked to hear it but not surprised as the designer had never found his groove at one of the world’s most famous mall chains. Robinson started out as a fashion phenomenon in the mid-nineties after graduating…… Continue reading Of Note… Patrick Robinson

Of Note…Anna Sui

Like me, Anna Sui has known she wanted to work in fashion since she was a tiny tot. My love of fashion came at the age of three, hers at four. Anna Sui moved to New York City from Detroit, Michigan to attend Parsons School of Design. While in New York, Sui hung out with…… Continue reading Of Note…Anna Sui

Of Note…Iman

Photo from Retro Fit. Iman was born in Somalia in 1955 to a diplomat and doctor,. She moved to Egypt as a child and later went to college in Kenya. While in Kenya she was spotted by photographer Peter Beard. That moment helped jump start her modeling career. On the set of her first job,…… Continue reading Of Note…Iman

Of Note..Patti Wilson

Native New Yorker Patti Wilson is known the world over for her fantastical fashion styling. She began her career over 20 years ago but first gained international recognition for her work with i-D magazine in the mid 90s.  Always one to push the boundaries of creativity by using vivid imagery and raw sexuality, Wilson has…… Continue reading Of Note..Patti Wilson

Of Note…Andre Leon Talley

Everyone (including my Dad who knows nothing about fashion) seems to know Andre Leon Talley because he’s everywhere these days. He’s on TV with Tyra Banks judging America’s Next Top Model, in Vogue magazine writing his monthly column and now he’s starring with Banks again for a set of informational fashion videos for her new…… Continue reading Of Note…Andre Leon Talley

Of Note…Isabel and Ruben Toledo

  There are several duos in fashion that get me every time. Not so much the design duos, I’m talking more about the loving partnerships like Grace Coddington and Didier Malige, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin or Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Some may know Isabel as the woman whose designs First Lady Michelle Obama…… Continue reading Of Note…Isabel and Ruben Toledo

Of Note…Liya Kebede

This week’s Of Note post will be brief due to my travels for Charleston Fashion Week. Liya Kebede was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1978. Like most famous models, she was spotted out of the blue at the French Lycee by a film director who introduced her to a French modeling agent. From there…… Continue reading Of Note…Liya Kebede

Of Note…Joe Zee

Joe Zee was born on November 23, 1968 in Toronto, Canada. While growing up in Canada, Zee memorized fashion magazine mastheads and studied popular culture with a maniacal zeal. That zeal is what has helped Zee become a popular fashion figure. In 1990, Zee moved to New York to attend FIT and soon became an…… Continue reading Of Note…Joe Zee

Of Note… Bethann Hardison

Bethann Hardison has done so much for people of color in the fashion industry – where do I start? Let’s start at the beginning. Hardison was born and bred in New York City to a devout Muslim family. And from that point on, she was destined for greatness. She was the first African-American cheerleader at…… Continue reading Of Note… Bethann Hardison

Of Note…Michelle Lee

This week’s Of Note post on KCD casting director Michelle Lee is the second post in the new series. The first post was of make-up maven Pat McGrath. I hope you are enjoying this new series. If you have suggestions/feedback, let me know in the comments section or email me. Casting director Michelle Lee was…… Continue reading Of Note…Michelle Lee

Of Note…Pat McGrath

After looking at last Thursday’s Prada show, I think we can all say that Pat McGrath is THE Mistress of Make-up, which is why she is the first in a new series I like to call “Of Note.” The look was natural with pinched pink lips, pink cheeks, and light,natural brown eyes. Whenever you see…… Continue reading Of Note…Pat McGrath

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