Sunday Style Talk: MTV’s House of Style, Robin Givhan, September Ad Counts, Fashion Shows Go Digital & Luxury in The Bronx

This week in Style Talk, besides the fashion choices of Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama at the Olympics, we have the revival of a cult classic, September ad counts from major fashion magazines, a discussion on whether or not fashion shows are still relevant, the words of a trailblazer and the promise of a Luxury retail outlet in my hometown of The Bronx. Enjoy.

1. Fashion Critic Robin Givhan: “How I Made It” (via Style Blazer)

Before obtaining notable positions in the world of newspapers Robin Givhan started off as a general assignment reporter for the Detroit Free Press.  She ultimately worked her way up to becoming a feature writer. In 1995 she became fashion editor (More, here)

2. MTV Revives Fashion Series ‘House of Style’ (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Move over, Project Runwayand Fashion Star. There’s a new — make that old — style show hitting to the catwalk this fall to reclaim the fascination of a new generation of fashionistas. MTV announced Tuesday the decision to revamp its iconic (More, here)

3. Magazine Publishers Release September Ad Counts (via WWD)

EVERY PAGE COUNTS: In 2007, Vogue magazine celebrated a whopping 727 ad pages in its September issue with “an amazing party” on the 11th floor of 4 Times Square, then-associate publisher Laura McEwen recalled Tuesday night at a summer (More, here)

4. Debating Fashion Week’s Role In The Digital Age (via

“When I started New York fashion week in 1993, digital cameras did not exist and photographers used actual film,” Fern Mallis told a crowd of students, bloggers, and aspiring designers last night at the first in a series of conversations presented by Fashion GPS. “Today is a different world, everyone is a critic and the only (More, here)

5. In the Bronx, Plans for an Outlet Mall Offering High Fashion at a Discount (via

Shopping for luxury labels at a discount has long been an obsession for visitors and residents alike in fashion-setting New York City. Now a real estate developer, theLightstone Group, is looking to build the city’s first upscale outlet (More, here)


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