Lisa Rinna, owner and buyer, Belle Gray boutiques WWD: What do you carry in your bag? Lisa Rinna: Water, MAC Prrrr lip gloss, BlackBerry, EmergenC packets, business cards.WWD: How do you unwind at the end of the day? L.R.: With a massage by Seline. WWD: What do you eat? L.R.: I don't eat usually during the shows. WWD: What key items are you looking for? L.R.: Great dresses, fresh tops and new designers. WWD: What shows will you hit? L.R.: Kevan Hall, Ya-Ya, Erica Davies, Louis Verdad, Frankie B. WWD: What is your energy boost? L.R.: Yerba Mate tea. WWD: Heels or flats? L.R.: Heels!
Serene Hsu, president, HSN PR
WWD: What do you carry in your bag? Serene Hsu: Cell phone charger, water, protein bars, concealer and Tab Energy. WWD: Heels or flats? S.H.: Flats. Chanel and London Sole ballet slippers. WWD: Do you have a favorite outfit for fashion week? S.H.: Frankie B. jeans and cashmere sweaters. WWD: What is your pre-show ritual? S.H.: Coffee, Tab Energy and a lot of prayers. WWD: How do you unwind at the end of the day? S.H.: I don't do that until fashion week is over. WWD: How do deal with crashers? S.H.: As politely as possible. I've literally removed people from the front row myself. That's the most horrifying part of fashion week. Phira, agent, Photogenic Models WWD: What are the five essentials in your pockets? Phira: Blackberry, iPod, whisky flask, my charts. WWD: What's on your iPod? P.: R&B, jazz and classical. It calms me down when I have designers screaming at me. WWD: What shoes do you wear? P.: Dunks Jordans, Blazers and Chucks. WWD: What is your fashion week uniform? P.: Plain white T-shirt and good jeans. I like Acne, Corpus, Nudie and APC. WWD: What is your pre-show ritual? P.: I go backstage and give everyone hugs and kisses and make them feel great. Let them know that their agent loves them. WWD: What is your favorite energy booster? P.: I drink lots of water. WWD: Favorite late-night eats? P.: I like the Mexican stands and Sushi Mac on Third Street.Lori Taylor, makeup artist, Smashbox
WWD: What do you carry in your purse? Lori Taylor: BlackBerry, Smashbox lipstick in Elegant, Smashbox lip gloss in Crystal, Big Red gum, Fiji water. WWD: What beauty products do you always have on hand? L.T.: Smashbox Call Time Refresher Spray or Epicuren Spray With Lavender. WWD: What shoes do you wear? L.T.: Sigerson Morrison black ballet flats and chocolate brown BCBG riding boots. WWD: What is your fashion week uniform? L.T.: Classic Levi's peg-leg or my old Joes and any top with an Empire waist. WWD: What is your favorite energy booster? L.T.: Red Bull. WWD: How do you unwind at the end of the day? L.T.: Go hang out in the VIP section and have a glass of whatever they're serving. Jeff Vespa, co-founder and photographer, WireImage WWD: What is your camera of choice? Jeff Vespa: Cannon Eos 1D Mark II. WWD: What shoes do you wear? J.V.: John Varvatos Jack Purcell's. WWD: What do you always carry in your bag? J.V.: Water and a pen. WWD: Where do you eat? J.V.: If I get to eat, it's from the sushi bar in the lobby or chips and dip backstage with the models. WWD: Who has the best celebs in the front row? J.V.: Louis Verdad. WWD: What's your favorite energy booster? J.V.: An A-list celeb.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast