In the world of fashion, September is always an exciting month! In fact, there is so much to take in—from fashion week to the September issues, from Fashion’s Night Out to fall fashion—that it can all become a little, well, overwhelming. Happily, our latest installment of The Hot List is here to help! Yes, dear readers, we have all the details on six major happenings—from what to watch on television, to what to read, to which events you should attend—taking place in September! Ready? Read on for all the need-to-know details!
Yes, dear readers, it is that time of year again. The time of year when the crème de la crème of the fashion industry head to New York, London, Milan and Paris to celebrate the latest collections. The time of year when parties galore take place in the hippest bars and clubs. The time of year when street style blogs runneth over with inspiration. And the best part is that even if you can’t attend, the digital age means that you can attend!
Every year, in the hours immediately following the Academy Awards, Vanity Fair hosts the party of the year. Now, you can take a look inside the parties of the past thanks to The Vanities ($68), a book that chronicles the rich history of the Vanity Fair Oscar party through photographs. You will see Kate Winslet, drink and Oscar in hand. Meryl Streep whispering a word into the ear of Natalie Portman. Lindsay Lohan, a curious look on her face. It may be your only ticket inside.
If you want to step into fall with the smell of something sweet lingering in the air, look no further than Prada Candy, the new eau de parfum from Prada. Infused with notes of white musk, balsamic vanilla, and sweet caramel, it is literally as sweet as it sounds. And the bottle? Featuring bright blocks of pink and orange, with gold accents, it is more ornament than urn. Prada Candy will be available later this month at Prada counters. Prices start at $80.
Bill Cunningham New York
Long before The Sartorialist existed, there was Bill Cunningham, the Schwinn-riding photographer who has been chronicling the fashion trends of New York City for decades. Earlier this year, his body of work was discussed by fashion insiders like Anna Wintour and Annette de la Renta in Bill Cunningham New York, a documentary. Whether you have seen it once, not at all, or multiple times, this is one DVD worth owning and you can pick it up now from Amazon.com for $29.99.
Fashion’s Night Out
We all partake in a spot of shopping when a new season arrives, but these days, fall shopping is made easier with Fashion’s Night Out. The global shopping extravaganza, thought up by Anna Wintour, is in its third year and bigger and better than ever. Wherever you are in the world—from London to Los Angeles, from Sydney to São Paulo—you can rest assured that there is an event taking place near you. And if not, as of this year, you can just shop online!
The Rachel Zoe Project
If you are anything like us, you can’t get enough of The Rachel Zoe Project. And now that it is entering its fourth season, there is more to get excited about than ever. After all, in the last year, Rachel has lost another assistant, had her first baby, styled Anne Hathaway in numerous dresses for the Academy Awards, launched her first collection, and skyrocketed to fame in a whole new way. Tune in to Bravo on Tuesday, September 6 for the season premiere.
Photos: Bravo, Fashion’s Night Out, GoRunway.com, Prada, Schirmer/Mosel, Zeitgeist Films