GUCCI AND HUGHE GO GAGA FOR NEW YORK
Confessions is winding down as we gear up for NYC's Fall Fashion Week 2008. I have been sending letters to the houses day and night, doing extensive research to determine all the right parties for me to cover and preparing my equiptment for intensive coverage for my agency and for my readers. One of the most exciting events I hope to cover is the Gucci/Mawli/Madonna event next Wednesday. I haven't heard if I am in yet, but my fingers are crossed.
With its largest flagship in the world opening on Fifth Avenue during New York Fashion Week, complete with a sparkling charity bash hosted by Madonna on February 6, the Italian house launched today an online valentine to the Big Apple. The site, with a cute URL of Gucci Loves NY, offers a preview of the massive retail temple--designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini and celebrity architect James Carpenter. It also features Madonna's "I Love New York" as soundtrack; a Google map with Frida and designer Mark Lee's favorite shops, eateries, nightclubs and other haunts; pics and entries from established bloggers and, well, whomever wants to contribute. Gucci will add the best entries to the map and the four top posts will score a limited-edition Gucci Loves NY handbag.
As usual I will try and do entries of my days events, although they might not always include photos. I leave on Thursday to pick up my credentials at the Tents. Oh and I am attending the DVF show with my friend Kati.