Win a Trip to NYC For Fashion’s Night Out

Fashion’s Night Out at The Bravern

This is a sponsored post for all the readers in Washington: win a trip for two to New York for Fashion’s Night Out, one of the biggest fashion events in the world.  Fashion shows and parties will occur simultaneously all over the world September 10-12, and shopping destinations like The Bravern are organizing plenty of events to entertain over the entire weekend.  But NYC is the epicenter of all the action, and if you’re 21 or over and reside in Washington, you can enter to win with a simple click here.  Entries accepted until August 29.

If you’re not in Washington, be sure to check out the Fashion’s Night Out website for events in your area.

Hearst 8X10 Photography Exhibit

Andy Freeberg, Stroganov Palace, Russian State Museum, 2008

The Hearst 8X10 biennial photography competition is open to international artists, with the intention of showcasing the works of emerging photographers through a live exhibition in New York and a printed catalogue.  Eight winners were selected by a panel of ten judges, with an additional 10 runners up receiving honourable mention.

While there is no cash prize associated with the 8X10 competition, the selected group of winners gain an incredible opportunity to break into the magazine industry as Hearst publishes a number of notable titles, including Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar.

Andy Freeberg‘s portraits of individuals among great works of museum art conveyed utter loneliness to me, and Guardians (pictured above) struck a particular nerve.  I was reminded only of the inevitable loss of companionship, whether this be via the loss of a pet, the termination of a family line, or simply the absence of a once-great artist who left us marble statues to ponder.

Louie Palu, U.S. Marine Joshua Wycka age 21, Garmsir District,
Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Louie Palu‘s black and white images of soldiers were stark depictions of grit and exhaustion, and though I know they were taken in recent years they could just as easily have been snapped decades ago.

Brad Carlile captures the rich and retro livelihood of otherwise undramatic hotel rooms on film with the Tempus Incognitus series, employing a lengthy process that produces imagery with intense and vibrant colours, and impressively involves no digital manipulation.

Benedikt Partenheimer placed faceless souls within monochromatic spaces, teasing the isolated individual apart from their subtly dynamic environment. I loved Hiroshi Watanabe’s play on shadows and light, bringing a new layer forward through the imagery.  Edith Maybin places her subject within the home, often before mirrors.  Nicholas Prior‘s images are hauntingly dramatic, and look as though they could be film stills.  And finally, Mark Kessell‘s photographs of children appear antiquated, stripped of innocence via manipulation during processing.

For those of you in New York or visiting in coming months, the exhibition consisting of 89 photographs is available to view at Hearst Towers until September 30, 2009.

NYC Bound for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Kris Krug and I are off on the redeye to New York for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, just killing some time over beers at YVR in Vancouver waiting for our flight.

Tomorrow will be a busy day – arrive at 6am, press check-in at 9am, and no less than 4 shows to hit: The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection celebrity fashion show, Cushnie et Oche, Thisday/Arise: African Fashion Collective and Academy of Art University.  And that’s just day ONE.

Will be updating the site as often as humanly possible with photos and coverage, so creep on The Conveyor Belt for updates!

We are twittering like mad as well – follow us there (Terri / Kris / Shallom) or check out for our tweets and photos in addition to input from numerous other fashion bloggers covering the shows in NY.

Off to New York for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Yep that’s right kids – I am teaming up with Shallom from Stylefinds and Mr. Kris Krug (you’ve seen his photos splashed all over The Conveyor Belt, in addition to magazines, websites, the world) to cover the events at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NY in February.

We’ve already secured office space for the week at East Media, just blocks away from Bryant Park.  Place for us to work = daily coverage of fashion shows and our silly antics in the big city.

Watch out for lots of cool developments in the coming month leading up to our adventure.  You can keep track of our daily plans for NYFW by following us on Twitter – really, we can hardly shut up about it.

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