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It was only a matter of time. Following in the footsteps of e-tailer Net-a-Porter, whose online shop for brides-to-be launched in February 2010, will unveil its Wedding Boutique on March 14.
The celebrity weekly is having a good two months. In January, its Web site became the first magazine to have an online counterpart surpass one billion monthly page views -- and today, the mag just announced it's reached one million Facebook "likes."
The fashion industry has embraced social media in all its instantaneous glory. Excessive tweets, idle (and sometimes not-so-idle) gossip aside, fluency across interactive social platforms has remained the biggest Fashion Week must-have so far, proving to be an indispensable tool in brand exposure. So for the few skeptics that remain, keep reading.
WWDBlog caught up with DKNY's Twitter personality the morning after Style Coalition's 2nd annual Fashion 2.0 Awards -- where the brand took home four of the evening's eight awards.
February 16, 2011 3:37 PM

Bon Appetit's Kitchen Couture

The storied food and entertaining magazine has debuted Kitchen Couture, a new column on's blog.
WWDBlog caught up with Oscar de la Renta's right-hand-woman of social media, OscarPRGirl -- on Twitter, where else -- on the eve of the designer's big runway reveal, which takes place at 1 p.m today.
First designers livestreamed their clothes, and now they're livestreaming themselves. With New York fashion week winding down Thursday, fans can get an extra fix with PopSugar and VIDICOM's Designer Dish Live tonight.
The blog aggregate Web site hosted a 100-person dinner Sunday night at Stone Rose in New York City's Time Warner Center to celebrate the best in online fashion and blogging communities.
In addition to hosting a "Kenswear" presentation in partnership with the CFDA last night at Christie's "Menswear Meets Art" event, Barbie's former paramour also has some other big news: the two have finally reunited -- after a nearly seven-year hiatus.
Although fashion is his expertise, Zac Posen was all about beauty two days before his second Z Spoke show.
February 14th is nigh. Whether you love it, dread it or are simply indifferent, you can never go wrong with a good piece of lingerie.
Designers Misha Nonoo and Joy Cioci are hardly newcomers at this point, but both have a big week coming up. Cioci is launching her first eponymous collection with a presentation at Lincoln Center on Friday, while Nonoo is adding ready-to-wear to her already extensive jackets-only collection on the same day.
Victoria's Secret is going viral for one of its most important selling holidays of the year, promoting its new Love Push-Up Collection and fragrance, Noir Love Me, on its Web site, Facebook and Twitter.
Like straight-from-the-front-row Twitter updates and five-inch heels, livestreams have become a fashion week staple for designers.
I included a bit of Clark-family lore--and breakfast fare--in an article Tuesday that plumbed the affects of rampant joblessness.
Jack Dorsey unveiled Square today, and the Twitter founder has tapped Vivienne Tam to help make the launch a little more stylish.
New gourmet grocery and farmer's market delivery service 19 Charles Street, which quietly launched last week, attempts to mimic what Gilt Groupe has done to fashion and e-commerce.
Currently, the fashion industry's cycle goes something like this: designers show their collections six months ahead of season; collections hit shelves for consumers several months later.
The fine jewelry brand -- synonymous for its wildly popular mixed metal and semiprecious stone rings and necklaces -- is the latest to tap fashion editors, bloggers and tastemakers for social media initiative "Love, Yurman."
February 4, 2011 4:55 PM


Steven Alan's Heartbreak Hotel

The designer's latest Facebook contest, which participants can enter to win a $250 gift card to the store, is not your traditional Valentine's Day sweepstakes.
Actress Katie Cassidy is taking on a new role this week -- that of Alice + Olivia guest editor.
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