Daily Fashion Alerts: A “Cooler” Fashion Week, CFDA Nominees and Honorees, and Has Casual Friday Taken Over the Rest of the Week?

It’s snow bunny chic at Aspen Fashion Week. Grab some hot cocoa and check out some of the highlights on Global Runway. [Global Runway]

If you’d rather dream of summer weather and a wardrobe of short and artful dresses, check out the new label, Threadware, by the newest fashion sister act, Rachel and Amy Gelender. [Threadware] via [Lobler & Delaney]

The 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees and Honorees were announced last night by council president Diane von Furstenberg. Marc Jacobs is to receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremonies on June 6, although he told von Furstenberg that he preferred it be a “half-lifetime” award, seeing as he’s only 47. Should’ve paced yourself, Marc. [CFDA] and [On The Runway]

Hailee Steinfeld—the 14-year-old Best Actress nominee from True Grit—sported two of my favorite red carpet looks from award season. Turns out she’s got serious fashion know-how off the red carpet, too. [Trés Dope]

Are Lululemon yoga pants acceptable at corporate headquarters or should work still require actual pants? Female executives and fashion experts take up the debate and also introduce this fashion blogger to the “skegging.” [NYT]

If Lady Gaga’s rubber bracelet to support Japan relief efforts weren’t doing it for you fashion-wise, there’s good news. Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar will donate 100 percent of sales on his website next week to the Catholic Relief Services for Japan. [WWD]

Kate Middleton’s go-getter dress that got her Prince William goes on auction tonight and is expected to fetch $11,000 to $14,000. Aren’t these auctioneers getting ahead of themselves? [The Daily Beast]

Designer Matthew Williamson won’t be making any bids on the sheer dress. He says the future royal is “no fashion bunny,” and advises the fashion world to “get over it.” Sounds like someone didn’t get an invitation. [Telegraph UK]

If you want the advice from a man who can definitely spot a “fashion bunny,” check out this clip from Bill Cunningham New York, a new documentary about the legendary New York Times street photographer who was the original street style blogger. [T-Blog]

Credit: Hailee Steinfeld in a Topshop Dress and Opening Ceremony shoes (photographer unknown).

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One Response to “Daily Fashion Alerts: A “Cooler” Fashion Week, CFDA Nominees and Honorees, and Has Casual Friday Taken Over the Rest of the Week?”

  • Katrina E.:

    I love sporty style and am all about the dressed-up sweatpant, but am still quite certain it’s not appropriate for all professional workplaces. Isn’t a jersey, wrap dress just as comfortable, plus figure flattering and simply more appropriate?

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