Fashion Week On Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook & More: The Savvy Stylista’s Guide To Getting A Front Row Seat From Your Computer Screen

This post originally appeared on The Girls in Tech blog

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – fashion week. And, from fashion blogs to the New York Times , everyone’s talking about all the sensational styles currently making their way down the runways of Lincoln Center. Of course, not everyone has a front row seat for all that fabulous fashion.

Fortunately, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you don’t need a ticket to check out the latest trends on the runway. All you have to do is turn on your computer. Which is way easier than navigating the steps of Lincoln Center in your stilettos anyway.

Speaking of navigating, I’ve rounded up the best sites for finding fashion coverage on the web in this handy guide – How To: Find Fashion Show Videos & Fashion Show Pics Online. It’s full of the best places to find fashion show videos, behind the scenes coverage of fashion week, runway show reviews and more.

And the best part? These resources will last well beyond the trends they’re covering, so you can keep checking back for fresh fashion coverage during the rest of this season and beyond. Because the best fashion statement is the one that’s always in style. Well, that and pretty much anything by Chanel.


Fashion’s Night Out

We all know what it feels like – that awful sinking feeling that you’re underdressed, out of your element and in way over your head. You could be the most competent, confident career woman in the world, but when that feeling comes bubbling up from the pit of your stomach and the back of your head, you can’t help but crumble a little bit.

It seems antithetical, but to me, that’s the best illustration of the power of fashion. That feeling that can bring you to your proverbial knees. Because, of course, it goes the other way too. Few things can make you feel more powerful and in control than feeling like you’ve got the perfect, pulled together outfit going on.

And that’s why I so admire the work that Dress For Success does in outfitting low income women with the work wardrobes – and career skills – they need to succeed. And, it’s why I’m so proud that we will be helping to raise money for them as part of our Girls in Tech Fashion’s Night Out event at Saks Fifth Ave. on September 10.

I know I’ve written about this event here before, but I cannot stress enough how much good Dress For Success can do with the money we raise. So, if you’re going to buy any new clothes, shoes, beauty or accessories for fall, why not buy them with a 15% discount, knowing that five percent of the profits from your purchase are going directly to Dress For Success?

Plus, just for showing up at our big Fashion’s Night Out event on Friday, you’ll also get a swag bag with $300 worth of goodies from places like Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Blow LA, Sports Club LA, Physique 57, Showstoppers, Frosted Cupcakery, LA Magazine, and Bellacureous. Not to mention free wine and bites from Malibu Wines, makeovers and style seminars from Saks’ experts and much more.

A good cause, a goodie bag full of glam goods, good style advice and great food…not a bad way to spend a night. Or the $30 it costs for a ticket.

Get yours today here. I’ll see you there! (As soon as I can pick out the perfect outfit, of course).

#RIP Alexander McQueen: An Innovator & Inspiration

Legendary fashion designer, visionary and personal aspiration (as in, if I ever make enough bank, I will fill my closet with his clothes), Alexander McQueen passed away today. He allegedly committed suicide, following the death of his mother a few weeks ago. True, his passing is a huge loss for the fashion world, but I would also argue that it’s a massive blow to the design world in general.

From his famous Kate Moss hologram to the human chess game he staged back in 2005, McQueen was a true Renaissance man when it came to the creative arts. A couturier with a taste for classic elegance and a penchant for pushing the technical and taste-level envelope, he was always striving to turn his clothes into more than mere decorations for the legions of famous models who walked in them. With McQueen, fashion was as much about performance art as it was about personal style.

I remember the first time I saw a McQueen design in one of my grandmother’s Vogues. Honestly, I don’t even remember the garment. What I remember is the mystique that surrounded it. The glossy pages oozing glamour and confident creativity. A sort of defiant ‘art for art’s sake’ attitude that kept the name McQueen rolling around in my head long after I left my grandma’s. That was vintage McQueen – a man whose showmanship was just as important as his style, whose aura as ‘l’enfant terrible’ left as much of a mark on the fashion world as those crazy hoof-heels he showed in Spring 2010.

Over at Ranker, someone’s  cooked up a very fitting video tribute of the McQueen’s greatest runway moments. Check out a taste of the tribute below, or click here to see the full list. It’s enough to make even the most hardened fashionistas choke up a little at the thought of what we lost today.