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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ms. Fabulous: Favorite Moments of 2014

Happy 2015 my divas! On this first day of the year I wanted to reflect on the most memorable moments for the Ms. Fabulous site. I compiled a bunch of our top fashion blog posts in terms of personal favorites to write, photograph, emotionally moving and popularity.

I started this blog as a creative outlet in rediscovering what I loved about fashion; the culture that inspires it. I love to cover great events and the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum was my favorite. I am also a big fan of costume design. The event that made the biggest impression on me was Lady Gaga’s ArtRave.

The most popular post in 2014 was unexpected. I wrote a spontaneous ode to the fashion eccentric fictional character of Myrtle Snow on American Horror Story. Overnight, the post had gone viral. There is a certain comfort in realizing how many twisted, style obsessed fans are out in the internet as me.

At Ms. Fabulous, we specialize in our runway coverage. For the past few years, our team here including David TW Leung, Mdivani Monroe and I have embedded ourselves into the photographer’s pit at New York, Miami and Toronto fashion week to bring you coverage from the front lines. I wrote 5 Things Only Fashion Week Photographers Understand as a tribute to all of the hardworking shooters at the end of the runway.

The runway shows themselves? The one that left the biggest impression was the Alleles & VAWK show in Toronto. Their collaboration incorporated 3D printed technology to create beautiful prosthetic limbs that were both functional and chic to coordinate with the clothing collection. The collections that were the most fun to shoot included Betsey Johnson, Beach Bunny’s collaboration with The Blonds and Desigual’s show starring Adriana Lima. Sometimes the best runway moments are the spontaneous ones. Zang Toi celebrated his 25th anniversary at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in September. Press corps leader Richard Renda chased him down the runway to present him a cake when the shy designer fled. It was a hilarious and touching moment that I was honored to be a part of.

The saddest post I had to write was my remembrance of Oscar de la Renta. There are certainly many people in the industry who knew the designer better. However, the brief meetings I had with him in my career made a huge impression.

We pimped ourselves out to other publications too. My piece for Narrative.ly on the War of the Fashion Bloggers gained kudos and haters alike. 

We created fashion pieces for Genesis Rodriguez’s cover shoot for Siempre Mujer and Carol Alt’s upcoming movie Stealing Chanel.

Ms. Fabulous wishes you a glamorous, successful 2015! 

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