Fashion Week has descended upon New York City, once again, and the designers are showcasing their upcoming collections for the Autumn/Winter 2012 season.
Dressed in my recycled-poly three-piece suit, organic cotton shirt, Organ cotton and recycled poly coat with organic faux-shearling, and diverted-waste-denim bow tie from C-Pas – and my shiny NOVACAS boots and Matt & Nat bag, I headed out to Lincoln center to check out a few of the runway shows, and also to distribute copies of PINNACLE: Reinvent The Icon Mag. To end the night, I headed to the Stella McCartney Flagship Store in Chelsea where PETA was throwing their fashion week bash. Ethical fashion gurus John Bartlett, Marc Bouwer, Tim Gunn, Todd Oldham and a slew of other animal-loving fashion pros and VIP guests descended upon the store to snack on decadent vegan mini-cakes from Blossom and listen to Lady Bunny spinning the tunes as celebs Taraji P. Henson, Olivia Munn, Stephanie Pratt, Joan Jett, Fred Schnider of the B52’s, and other beautiful people inside and out watched on as they chatted and plotted the trouncing of the merciless fur industry. I was also happy to run into Leanne of Vaute Couture in her fun vintage hat and knit top made from soy-bean farming waste (hello, alternative to wool!) and Dani from StyleLikeU.com, on the prowl for people with closets and stories to swoon over.