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Joe Zee on Nicole Miller

Article: Joe Zee on Nicole Miller


Her Challenge: Nicole Miller is a totally different case study altogether. First of all, she isn’t struggling at all in the same sense as the other designers I’ve worked with. She’s a hugely successful brand that is already carried in every major department store with incredible sales. So where does my role come in exactly? I wanted to help Nicole make her business EVEN BIGGER.

Joe Zee on Designer Aysha Saeed

Article: Joe Zee on Designer Aysha Saeed


Her Challenge: I found Aysha an extremely interesting case from the moment I first arrived to meet her. She seemed very confident, poised, in control and yet she wanted my help, which intrigued me. After listening to her story and seeing her clothing, I had a better understanding. First of all, she’s invested almost one million dollars (one million!!) of her own money into the company and just wasn’t seeing the return on revenue she was anticipating. Sure, she was selling SOME of her collection but it wasn’t the blowout success she had anticipated. And in terms of her collection, she had some pretty shift dresses but that was it – just pretty shift dresses. I could see this being a bigger business for her in the dress departments of major retailers but she wanted to make a splash. And a splash requires creativity – which means taking her designs out of the confines of her personal dressing and into something that will stand out in a bigger way on a department store floor. But you can’t even begin to make that splash if you’ve closed yourself off to any creative brainstorming. Aysha was strong-willed and often apprehensive when it came to taking advice so welcoming ideas from her team wasn’t always top of mind for her. She needed a creative intervention – and quick. Enter a new inspiration exercise.

Like everyone, Adam Lambert grows up (stylewise)

Article: Like everyone, Adam Lambert grows up (stylewise)



At some point we’ve all been eager to enter a scene bright eyed and bushy tale, usually putting what is thought of as our best foot forward, personality and fashion wise. You’re wearing you’re heart on your sleeve, and your wallet’s pretty empty. Let’s face it, you’re wearing every last dime because not everyone has a powerhouse PR team and the blessing of a celebrity stylist, or designer—let alone both—to balance the enthusiasm of being the new kid on the block with a desire to be a fashion plate, subjected to public scrutiny. Ciao Clay Aiken.

The Speedo makes a comeback

Article: The Speedo makes a comeback

If you’ve ever rolled your eyes at that iconic image of the bikini-clad woman sudsing up a muscle car or rollerskating along the boardwalk, then have we got two videos for you. First, the high budget one: LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It.” As our writer friend Grant Stoddard recently put it in a Facebook post, never before has banana sling been so explicitly celebrated in a music video – it’s shot in a way that gives the illusion of three-dimensionality, if you know what we mean. (Best line of the song? The chorus refrain “I work out.”) Yes, it’s funny and tongue in cheek, and yet the high production value gives it a weight that makes it feel like genuine equal-opportunity objectification.

The Gap gets a facelift

Article: The Gap gets a facelift

The Gap used to be so cool! They were the go-to place for basics, staples, those American classics. And now, they’ve been upstaged by forward-thinking brands with a bit more personality, like J. Crew, Club Monaco, Gant, etc. Well, someone at The Gap’s trying real hard to be cool again. But I don’t think a…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

From Dolce & Gabbana’s Calcio campaign Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. For all you World Cup fans – we don’t care if your cheering for the USA team or not – you can always cheer for Dolce & Gabbana. Check out who is inside their locker-room… With long, tousled hair…

The Boys of Bushwick

Article: The Boys of Bushwick

I am loving Richard Haines these days. Via This is Fyf I stumbled upon the illustrator’s work. I immediately reached out to the artist to set up a portrait session at his NYC apartment, an experience I will document on Full Frontal Fashion in the coming weeks. I am beyond excited for my sitting. If…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. No flip-flops at the opera, black is your best friend, and regardless of the heat, bras and underwear are still a must. Even though she won’t say these things to your face, Lynn Yaeger has no problem dishing out her summer fashion advice HERE. Size…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

(L-R) SEX AND THE CITY stars Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the film’s premiere We wouldn’t be doing our job if we couldn’t give you the inside scoop on SEX AND THE CITY 2. Don’t miss Lynn Yaeger’s salacious fashion notes from the exclusive advance-screening. From navel-grazing chandelier earrings…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston vintage at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute benefit. Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. Get an exclusive look at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute benefit with FULL FRONTAL FASHION’S Patrick McMullan, Cator Sparks and Lynn Yaeger. Then find out who was wearing whom at this “Oscars…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Johnny Weir at the Independent Spirit Awards In an exclusive interview with FULL FRONTAL FASHION, Johnny Weir talks about Hollywood fashion, meeting Elton John, and his possible career in fashion. Elizabeth finds love — in African-print lace-ups from a company called Osborn. … Speaking of love — don’t miss this weeks Fashion Love Story with…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Mike Meyers and Sir Sean Connery Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. Spring — and love — are in the air! Don’t miss supermodel and photographer, Elle Muliarchyk’s, fashion love story. GOING TO MARKET explores the process of how looks move off the runway and into you hands. Check out this…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Tilda Swinton at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. Check out a few of Lynn Yaeger’s favorite (and maybe not-so-favorite) looks from the wilds of Utah at the Sundance Film Festival. Could you pitch a no-hitter while tripping on LSD? Check out illustrator James Blagden’s hilarious…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld as seen in HABILLÉES POUR L’ÉTÉ 2010 bonus material Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. It’s a new year so we’re giving you new treats! Check out the 10 minute mash-up of deleted scenes from FULL FRONTAL FASHION’S web series HABILLÉES POUR L’ÉTÉ 2010 (DRESSED UP FOR…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Bread shoes by Remigijus and Egidijus Praspaliauskas Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. Check out the quirky creation that’s sure to curb your hunger for fashion — available in multiple sizes and grains. Bon appetit! Cator thawed out in Miami for the Art Basel Bash. Vena Cava celebrates their collaboration with…

CRUSHfanzine + ACE Hotel Pop Up

Article: CRUSHfanzine + ACE Hotel Pop Up

As you may know from an earlier post this week I love the Ace Hotel. While I adore the one in Palm Springs, there is also an Ace here in NYC. Tomorrow another thing I adore, CRUSHfanzine, will be hosting a pop-up shop at the NYC Ace. CRUSHfanzine is a self-published by two guys, Nicolas…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION blog launch!

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION blog launch!

Announcing the launch of FULL FRONTAL FASHION, an all new style destination offering insider access to the highly creative world of contemporary fashion. Meet the designers, influencers, artists and trends at the forefront of international style and glamor. FULL FRONTAL FASHION will unveil the craft, creativity and passion of the most authentic artists working in,…

Betsey Johnson gets some respect

Article: Betsey Johnson gets some respect

Betsey Johnson is a fashion designer who’s never quite gotten the credit she deserves. Designing clothes and turning a profit since the 60s, she’s always been a bit too extreme to have become a household name like more mainstream American designers such as Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. As her dreadlocked hair and cartwheels down…

The relaunch of FULL FRONTAL FASHION September 9

Article: The relaunch of FULL FRONTAL FASHION September 9

We are pleased to announce that beginning September 9, Sundance Channel will be re-invigorating the critically-acclaimed FULL FRONTAL FASHION franchise. Highlights of the launch will include a content-packed website here on sundancechannel.com which will develop into a stand-alone website by spring 2010. Timed to launch in conjunction with New York Fashion Week, the new site…

Fashion shows: the uninvited

Article: Fashion shows: the uninvited

Anyone who is a fashion lover, and really, what good gay isn’t, has been watching Style.com religiously the last month as major fashion weeks have come and gone. The New York Times’ amazing blog The Moment recently spotlighted the men’s fashion week shows in Milan and Paris. But don’t expect to see the clothes.  Those…