The London-born, New York-based high fashion EDITRIX , Anna Wintour, has been elected to the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame and will be honored at the National Magazine Awards on April 22.
FINALLY!!! This woman is a LEGEND to fashion and publishing, what in the name of last-season-trends took so bloody long????? For the past 20 years Anna has been the HBIC of the industry and is the last word of style, sophistication and what matters. At least Ms. Wintour is getting the accolade she deserves, and if you haven’t seen The September Issue I HIGHLY suggest it!! Get it on itunes or Amazon with 90 minutes of deleted scenes.
In another example of the incredible influence Anna has in the fashion industry, CBS is rumored to be in talks with the organizers of Fashion’s Night Out, including Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, to produce a show about the creative work that goes into producing the world-wide event. Remember, Fashion’s Night Out was the global initiative, started by Wintour, to boost the retail market and support the 300 billion dollar fashion industry. The program is said to air this year on September 15 at 8pm, five days after the event and it will not be a reality series but an hour long special of the second annual event.
THROW YOUR ROCKS IN THE SKY MIAMI…HE CAME, HE SAW, HE CONQUERED……
Saturday kicked off the North American leg of the highly anticipated Jay-Z ‘Blue Print 3′ tour at The BankAtlantic Center, and Fashionably Social was there to experience the magic. The arena was trasformed to THE JAY-Z CENTER for 24 hours. BankAtlantic Center gave its marquee, LED boards, and website over to Jay-Z on Saturday for the soldout show.
Around 9 pm, HOV appeared up through the bottom of the stage to Run This Town and the man looked GOOD, rocking a Balmain military jacket and all black everything. His first set included some fan favs like ‘On to the Next One,’ ‘Jigga What, Jigga Who,’ ‘Show Me What You Got,’ and ‘It’s Hovi, Baby!’
The self-professed ‘Greatest Rapper Alive,’ played a solid mix of old hits and tracks from BP3 and above all he interacted with fans and completely engaged a PACKED, diverse and energetic audience all holding up the infamous “ROC” and chanting along to each lyric.
Young Jeezy stepped onto the stage during the performance of ‘As Real As It Gets’, then performed his set while Jay took a little break. He played hits like ‘Soul Survivor,’ ‘I Luv It,’ ‘Go Getta,’ and ‘Put On,’ and overall his performance was good, but we all wanted the Jigga Man.
After about 45 mins of Jeezy, the crowd was getting restless thinking Jay might not come back because he admitted to having a hoarse voice earlier in the show but low and behold…..the rock was still in the buiding! He came out to a second set giving the fans yet another dose. Hov quickly started the madness with a crowd favorite ‘Dirt Off Your Shoulders.’ He then turned to his producer and now personal DJ, Young Guru, and asked him to play some tracks. Jay and Memph Bleek went into a jam session of tracks like ‘Big Pimpin,’ to ‘Hard Knock Life,’ to ‘Can I Get A…’ could be heard by everyone in the building. As usual, HOV ended the show with ‘Encore,’ in his New York Yankee black on black baseball cap as he said goodnight to Miami and his New York Yankee A-Rod who was seating next to Diddy in the front row.
After the show, Jay was spotted backstage hanging with his wife, Beyonce, who we all hoped would come out for a surprise performance, but was there to just support her man.
As his tour t-shirt states “S DOT CARTER…YA’LL BETTER TRY HARDER” and now we are on to the next one….stay tuned!
Lady Gaga for the March Issues of Q and Cosmo
Check out this article in Advertising Age about the genius that is Miz Gagaloo
Come toast the new, larger and more luxurious Books & Books location in the Bal Harbour Shops! The Grand Opening Party will feature author Angella Nazarian, the Assouline Boutique Corner, musical performances by the Spam Allstars, and bubbly and noshes from Chef Bernie Matz.
Books & Books, 305-864-4241
FashionablySocial favorite Au79, super sick jewelry by local designer Lauren Monteagudo is now available online! Stunning pieces like the signature shovel ring, logo tag necklace and wrap bracelet have been seen on celebs like Lauren Conrad, Chase Crawford and Leighton Meester.
Get your gold at Au79online.com! Use code: GETYOUROWN for 15% off initial purchase until 3/15/10