Costello Tagliapietra’s colorful collection is hitting Fall with Spring-like hues. Powder-colored silk & bright patterns contrast well in the collection with fur accents & sweater gowns. This season’s show held at Milk Studios is always a pleasure to be in -well except the lines & the patrolled elevators, but other than that, it’s great. Entering the runway area, the lady walking right in front of me missed a step & ate it! She got up quick though, I didn’t even need to bend down to help her up haha.. What a booming entrance to a bursting collection by designer duo Jeffrey Costello & Robert Tagliapietra. Check it for yourself:

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February 26, 2011

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Checkin’ out Althea Harper’s New York fashion week presentation held at Gallery Nine5. I was slightly frazzled when I came through the doors for the presentation space, it was my busiest day during the week, but the energy in the room picked me up right away. I was greeted by a blood-orange vodka cocktail & cordially made my way towards the other end of the room through a tight, yet jovial crowd. Passing through bright-lit video interviews, press releases, & giftbags, I finally made it through to find the models cozy on a red sofa that contrasted the muted tones of Althea Harper’s textured collection.

The Project Runway Season 6 star’s Fall 2011 collection is immersed in desaturated shades & excellent patterns, as was her last couple collections. Althea always brings in great linear effects and awesome cuts on her pieces. My favorite parts of the collection were the sheer & opaque fabric patching, her choice in prints, & sweet cut-outs.

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February 21, 2011

My New York trip this season kicked off with Perry Ellis opening up my first day in town. After a late-night arrival & half an hour in the morning, I was quickly replenished after a rushed revisit to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tents with moderate doses of Starbucks Fraps & bottled yogurt. With no ails, the hunky Perry Ellis runway show tailored to the traditional gentlemen with classic layering & modern styling. My favorite details are with the hunter’s shoulder patched coats, shawl collars, chunky socks, & stone-washed color schemes. After all forty looks made its debut, the models took a group stroll rockin’ matching long sleeves & white long johns – nice & fitted. Check the full Perry Ellis Fall 2011 collection below, photos taken by Winnie Jeng of FORMzine! My photos are the seating point-of-view like above!

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Back at Lincoln Center for Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week! Flooded with fashionistas, media, & celebs, I’ll be running in and out of the tents once again to catch shows & presentations for Fall/Winter fashion collections, & not to mention, the afterparties! The week consists of constant running, lines, lots of waiting, and a full diet of bottled Fraps, Fiji Water, & Sauvignon Blanc. They know that the open bars at fashion week are absolutely necessary!

Stay up in instant updates by following my twitter @RisMoney! Also check my peoples @FORMzine & @theNYLAreport also covering mad shows this week. Holler boo.


February 10, 2011

FW Tote

FW Tote by RisMoney featuring tote bags

Pack up your favorite tote, it’s about that time! It’s fashion week & in the midst of the New York chaos there are much needed items to have on hand! I think of tote bags as Mary Poppins bags, SO much can be stored in these magical purses. Be Fashion Week prepared, see what I mean: Read the rest of this entry »


February 1, 2011

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Obey is hitting us with a pretty cool collection of light jackets, tees, tanks, & button ups, that’s a little bit military, a little bit tribal, & a little bit beachy. This men’s Spring Summer collection is for the well fitted street gentleman, with simple subtly in just the right places.

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LA locals, Alma M., Jasmine J. & Aljaira D. form the fashion trinity that is NINETEEN29, takin a look into their latest lookbook for their Jones to the Rhythm collection! It features the flyest Safari Sequins Jacket as seen on NY eyewear designers CoCo & Breezy; a chic, sheer batwinged dress; among finger trap type jewelery & other obviously dope garments. Check em out straight at!


January 25, 2011

Presenting the Gerlan Jeans Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. Fun & vibrant, & oh so early 90’s pop art. Crossover overall dresses, black & white contrasting, giant knocker balls, denim all over.. just loves it. Check the slideshow below:

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photos via: Gerlan Jeans

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